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Today’s Pro-life Reflection

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“I must confess that I am not afraid of the word “tension.” I have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 1963).

  
Reflection: Pro-life people likewise must not be afraid of “tension.” When there is the false peace of a society that has accommodated child-killing and the killing of the disabled and terminally ill, then the solution requires constructive tension.
Prayer: Lord, you brought about the tension of the cross and the tension of salvation. May your followers reject false peace and work for true justice. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Really, what we have here is only the tragic caricature of legality; the democratic ideal, which is only truly such when it acknowledges and safeguards the dignity of every human person, is betrayed in its very foundations”
– The Gospel of Life, 20 

 
Reflection: Simply because a law may be passed “in the proper way” does not automatically mean it is legitimate. Authentic law serves the good of people, and the protection of their rights.

 
Prayer: Lord, may legislators and judges see the foundations of authentic law.

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Inviting YOU to: The National Prayer Service

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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The National Memorial for the Pre-Born and their Mothers and Fathers is the premier National Prayer Service for the sad commemoration of the Roe vs. Wade decision each January 22. We have to combat the culture of death first of all with prayer, and on the day of the national March for Life, what better way to begin than with a vibrant prayer service? www.NationalPrayerService.com

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

ReligiousFreedomRally1This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Do not use your freedom as a means to cover up wrongdoing” (1 Peter 2:16).  

 
Reflection: The public debate should not be whether the bishops will allow politicians to receive communion, but whether the politicians will allow children to be slaughtered. When we read the descriptions of what the abortion procedure does to little babies, we understand that the core question is not whether these politicians are good Catholics, but whether they are decent human beings.

 
Prayer: Lord, I pray today for every leader, every politician, and every person who remains blind to the evil of abortion. Stir their consciences, and enable me to be a light in the darkness. Amen.

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Dear friends, Please join us in prayer: Healing the ill

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Sandra Cano, a dear friend and the Doe of the Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decision, is critically ill in a hospital outside of Atlanta. Her voice has been attacked by throat cancer, she has sepsis in her blood, and is in congestive heart failure. The doctors are saying she could die any time; well, so could we all. Please pray against the spirit of death and infirmity. Ask the Lord to bind the spirit of death and to give her life, abundant life, and complete and total healing. Sandra is 100 percent pro-life.

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Assembly on ICPD Beyond 2014 and pro-abortion activists:2015 Women’s Coalition reveal the views of this alliance

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Monday is the Special Session of the General Assembly on ICPD Beyond 2014 and pro-abortion activists are planning a tweet fest.  I know it is last minute to rally support for a counter effort but the last one was so successful and this one could build on that.  Pro aborts want abortion to be part of the post 2015 agenda, part of the goals that the world will mobilize around from Jan 1, 2016 until 2031. The goals will not be final until Sept 2015 and we have a long fight ahead of us. Part of that fight is being waged on twitter.

As you will read abortion is being promoted as “safe, legal, accessible and youth friendly”.  I have also been seeing use of “stigma free abortion” for youth. “Youth friendly” includes no parental notification or consent and no statements questioning the teen’s activity or promoting abstinence. You know their arguments.

Issue briefs from Post 2015 Women’s Coalition also reveal the views of this alliance if you want to dig deeper and can be found here: http://ow.ly/BM2RU

Issue Briefs

Climate Change
Finance
ICPD Beyond 2014: Opportunities & Challenges
Religious Fundamentalism especially distorted!
Sexuality

Regional Briefs
Asia-Pacific
Central and Eastern Europe
Latin America & the Caribbean
Sub-Saharan Africa

Do you think pro-lifers can be mobilized for this?

Please send any questions you might have.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Through him all things came into existence” (John 1:3).

Reflection: Humanae Vitae is much more than a “birth control” encyclical. It declares and reaffirms the very meaning of human life as a sacred gift from God. We find our fulfillment precisely in welcoming, nurturing, and giving ourselves away for that gift of life. By capturing this vision of what life means, prohibitions on abortion and contraception make sense as pieces of a greater picture, and corollaries of one simple truth: God is love and life, and we are called to be like him.

Prayer: Jesus, you fill the world with life. Take away our fear, and make us fruitful. Amen!

 

 

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, September 21st, 2014
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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“You restored me to health and let me live” (Isaiah 38:16).

Reflection: Pro-abortion politicians will say, “I support women’s rights and health.” Yet that is precisely why they should examine the evidence that abortion is destructive of women’s health, and listen to the growing voices of those who have been harmed by abortion. That is also why they should examine how the abortion industry, through unregulated and dangerous clinics, continues to deceive and exploit women.

Prayer: Lord, I pray today for all those women who have been injured, physically and emotionally, by abortion. Bring them healing, and awaken our public officials to the harm abortion does. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

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This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons” (1 Corinthians 10:21).

Reflection: Some public officials who refuse to oppose child-killing continue to receive Holy Communion. But communion means union. To desire union with Jesus is to desire union with life, and to be in communion with his teachings means to accept them. When we come to Jesus, we are the ones who have to change to be like him.

Prayer: Lord, give us the strength to be in union with You, and therefore to reject evil practices. As You come to us, change us to be like You. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Friday, September 19th, 2014

socialjustice This reflection is taken from my book, Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion” – Mother Teresa (Nobel Peace Prize Lecture). 

Reflection: You have heard people say that being wrong on abortion outweighs being right on other issues, and that is correct. The full truth is, if you are wrong on abortion, you can’t be right on other issues. To permit abortion, but then to cry out for the right to work, housing, education, health care, and peace, is to say that these other rights belong to some people but not to all.

Prayer: Lord, forgive our nation for allowing all the rights of the unborn to be taken away. Amen.

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