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thank you the planning for Fri and the changes that are happening is driving me crazy ugh

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Good morning, all!

It is cloudy and muggy here this morning, and I feel as if I will just about melt with the humidity, but my heart is full of joy and sunshine, thanks be to God!

My heart goes out to all who are not/were not able to conceive. I have never experienced that (although I certainly would have welcomed with open arms more than the three wonderful children I was blessed with, but it was not part of God's plan for us). Although I do not have personal experience with infertility, my heart aches for those who do have that cross to bear. Sometimes, God, the Great Physician, sees fit to "undo" a couple's difficulty conceiving, and sometimes He does not. I pray that God either grants new life to infertile married couples (through a birth, or adoption), or else gives them the strength and patience to accept His will.

Janis - what a great idea to give a copy to your church's library! I keep forgetting to borrow that book from my friend. I have only read a part of it on line.

I wonder if those pro-life mysteries are the same ones as SHARJOY introduced to us on here a few months ago. Hmmmm...I think I might start a pro-life rosary novena again soon.

I was thinking of percentages the other day. Did you know that pro-choice individuals/groups claim that 5-30% of women experience regret over abortions? I do not understand the vast difference in the numbers. Stats and numbers differ so much on the different "sides". I just wish truth would flash in big neon letters for me!

Eve - WHAT? There are some in Congress who want to do WHAT? Oh my. Lord, have mercy on us all! Women would have to prove that they had a miscarriage? *shakes head in disbelief* Obviously men or women who have never had the pain and suffering of a miscarriage touch their lives!

Violence at abortion clinics: someone, who I work with, and is therefore Catholic (I work at a Catholic school and all teachers there are Catholic), asked me once if, since I was staunchly pro-life, if I agreed with bombing of abortion clinics, and shooting of abortionists. I was appalled that someone would ask me that! I strongly believe that violence directed to those who have abortions, perform abortions, etc. is wrong, wrong, wrong. Those who are pro-life, must be so, in my opinion, in *all* matters!

Ev - I do not believe that you are simplistic. Actually, I take that back - you are. And that's a good thing. Didn't Jesus say we are to be like children? That's a good place for us all to be, right?

Pooh on long posts that get lost! How frustrating!

Dee - {{{hugs}}} I know this week is so hard for you. I think of you, and a woman at our church who endures Friday as the anniversary of when her daughter died, 8 years ago.

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Dee, I have you by 10 years, so I can REALLY relate. You know, every time I ask God for patience, He puts a slow freight train in my way that just has to stop and back up then stop and go forward a half dozen times. It usually appears on Sunday when I attend Mass!

It's lovely that you have that prayer each week.

My prayers to you for the rest of the week and especially on Friday.

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thank you for your help but I am over 55 and today dont have the patiences with my disability to handle a child


Hello all and that is a prayer we say each Friday

its been a rough week pray for me Friday will be worst UGH

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Allenjoseph, I agree with you so much about God's plan for us. My marriage ended so horrendously and God knew that and saved an innocent from having to deal with it. It doesn't make all the mis-es easier to have lived through, but at least God granted me the experience of knowing why it all happened. We often don't get chances like that.

Love and blessings to you, too.

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Dee, your percentage is correct. At least this is the number we give out. The poem is lovely, too. I wanted to tell you on a personal note, both my niece and I aren't able to have children. She was fortunate to adopt two boys, but we were on the list for so long we never made it.
If you still wanting to adopt, msg me and I'll tell you how my niece's situation varied from mine.

CJ, help wasn't always there post-abortion. It would be so sad to talk to women who had such terrible regrets. One of the biggest I heard is what I mentioned in an earlier post and use now - the pregnancy may be the only one that is had. Some of these women love children so much, but had the abortion for whatever reason and then never had any and are filled with sorrow about it.

Also CJ, I love the attitude expressed about bringing opponents in gently! What a great way of putting it. Sadly I think a lot was lost for our cause by those who bombed and killed those at clinics. It really turned many people against everyone, which seems to be what violence does. Another big thing lately is the reps in Congress who wanted to make it law that women who miscarried had to prove it wasn't their fault or be charged with murder. We lost a lot with that one. I honestly think many of these politicians have never been involved with a woman who is looking forward to their child only to lose the baby. Many, many have to have therapy to deal with that.

To both of you ladies, it is so nice to have a dialogue like we are having without a lot of anger and finger pointing. As I began, I had my views from personal experience. I would never try to change anyone's views because their experiences create who they are and their opinions.
If we are true Christians, we love the person the way they are. It is up to God to bring the change about - as you said CJ. Besides, in our case we believe so much the same to begin with. This may seem simplistic, but oh well! That's who I am. I see others and think of them as God's children and don't even think about race, nationality, religion, etc. But I think that is another subject for a different thread. emoticon

Thank you for who you are and letting me tell you my feelings. I had a l-o-n-g response and the power went out and I lost it all!

Peace, love, and blessings to the entire team and anyone in need.

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I read so many heart touching posts here. God never blest my Husband & I with any Children. I know that He knows what is best. We never tried not to, but God has a plan, and it wasn't in His plan. There is so much sickness & sadness in this world. I listened to Abby Johnson's story when she talked about when she worked for planned parenthood. In fact, I bought two of her books and gave one to the Church's Library. I pray for an ending to abortion all the time. I believe it was you cj, who talked about the innocence of the unborn baby. They are innocent too. It is so horriffic when you think a doctor would tear apart a baby in a Mother's womb. I really believe when it is such a small child who has been raped, their must be alot of discussion and talking with those who strongly defend the unborn. We definitely need much guidance through all this.
When you think of abortion happenning in regards to those who don't want a baby, but by mistake got pregnant, or the baby is going to be born with a handicap, and it is a matter treated like it's nothing..to me it is hard to phathom that.
Over a year ago, at a Catholic Book Store, the owner gave me an audio cassette on the Sanctity of Life Scriptural Rosary. It is on the Joyous, Sorrowful & the Glorious Mysteries. I will try to comment again on this tomorrow.
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Wow. That's such a high number. I knew that some women regret their abortions, but I didn't know it would be that high.

I know there are some great resources for women who need help post-abortion - Rachel's Vineyard and Silent No More come to mind.

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Do you know 90 percent who get the abortion regret it and wish they didnt go it

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Beautiful prayer, Dee.

Ev - I agree with a few things in your post:
(1) it is very true that we probably will not change each other's mind. I am by no means eloquent enough to change anyone's mind, I'm sure!

(2) "the chances of a viable delivery are quite slim and the chance that the child isn't ruined to have future pregnancies is also quite slim" - probably true. However, abortion would not increase these odds one bit, I would wager.

(3) "For them to change from wanting one to not, has to be considered by them" - absolutely. And as Abby Johnson, former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic has said, people need to be loved to the "other side", not forced.

I continue to pray daily for those who face crisis pregnancies, those who have had abortions, those who coerce to abort, those who perform abortions, etc.

If God was able to change my heart, He can change anyone's.

May God continue to bless all of us, and hold us in His hands.

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I dont believe in abortion at all for any reason ,,, giving the baby way would give a family a great joy esp someone like me who can not have a child

a lot of people use this as an out . I will say the prayer for life


Almighty Father, Creator of Life,
You have made us in YOUR IMAGE
and call us to be stewards of life.
Help us to respect the dignity
of all human life,
from conception to natural death,

Lord Jesus Christ, the word of Life,
You have raised us to new Life
by your Death and Resurrection.
Help us to proclaim the Gospel of Life
by our words and deeds,

Holy Spirit, Lord and Giver of Life,
You have filled us with your Gifts
and sent us to do God's work.
Help us to work for life
by serving those whose lives
are most vulnerable,


O Blessed Trinity, one God,
lead us in the journey of this life
so that we may attain eternal life
with you in Heaven, AMEN,


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CJ, those girls always have counselling before and after. I must say this, things have changed since the 80's and most men are coming around to understanding women are not chattel and don't "Ask for it". I doubt many fathers would make a 10 year old leave the family because of her being a victim today as that father in the 80's did. In talking with many doctors - most of whom are Catholic and do not believe in abortion have told us that when girls become able to have children before the age of 13, the chances of a viable delivery are quite slim and the chance that the child isn't ruined to have future pregnancies is also quite slim. It's a difficult thing to have to consider, period. That is why I don't advise for abortion unless the victim is a child under age 12 AND the father is the close relative.

Neither of us will ever change the other's mind and I'm not trying to change anyone. It is my opinion and having worked with and seen so much, I feel the way I do. Thank our dear Lord, that I no longer have to deal with those kinds of issues. Most people I talk to now are young adults and as I said, I let them know it is ultimately their decision, but I give them lots to think about and I only know of one who went ahead in all the years I have done these talks. I really feel I do service for prolife without being critical or jamming things down anyone's throat. I simple explain things they need to consider without telling anyone my own beliefs. For them to change from wanting one to not, has to be considered by them that it is their decision alone.
It seems to work very well and saving those babies are what is important.

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Ev, dear, I do not hate you.
But I do disagree with you, and disagree strongly.

God is the Author of all human life. As such it is His decision who lives and dies, not ours.

An unborn child is a child, and abortion kills that child. We can never take another life.

Rape and incest are terrible, violent, heinous acts, but subjecting girls and women who have experienced those acts to the violence and inherently dangerous procedure of abortion, with its potentially dangerous emotional and physical side effects does nothing to allow them to heal.

A girl or woman who is raped is innocent, but so is her child.

She needs support, safety, love, and counselling, not more violence.

This link has further information, and includes references regarding the further violence that abortion adds to rape and incest survivors:
http://www.whyprolife.com/pro-choice-arg
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I know my position won't be popular here, but I also think I have the right to explain it.

I worked as co-president of the rape crisis team in the county where I lived in OH. Part of my duties was to be on call to go to the hospital to see the victim and follow up the case even through trial if necessary. Another duty was to help in setting up therapy if necessary. The American Red Cross aided us in all of this. It was the 80's and not a popular concept as men still felt a woman could not be raped. Some fathers even kicked their daughters out of the house and divorced wives because they still believed such nonsense. The youngest I helped with was 6 months and the eldest 88 years. This gives you some background to why I feel the way I do.

Whenever a younger woman comes to me and tell me they are thinking of abortion, I always let them know it is her decision. BUT I also recommend she really thinks about the harms of her decision should she go ahead. The biggest one is that this might be her only child. At least that seems to be the one these women have told me. My talk has saved babies in both OH and FL.

That said, there are occasions I would recommend going ahead. Those two instances are the age of the pregnant girl and if a close relative (father, brother, and grandfather) was the father. The youngest of these that I followed was only 10 years old. She really couldn't understand what was involved in a pregnancy or having a child. Another was 14 whose brother held her down as their father raped her over and over at least once a week for two years. Their mother was dead and she didn't feel she had anyone to turn to, to tell what was going on. But when the two enter her younger sister's room, she told a teacher at school.
These are only a few instances that I had. OTher team volunteers had some, too. Another member had a 10 year old whose brother raped her. She had the baby and it was dead in the womb. But this poor child was a mess as she had to live with another family member as her father threw her out. Then she had the kids at school saying all kinds of things about her and laughing, too. But the saddest part was a male teacher asking her how it felt to be so young and "wanting it". Then there is her health. She was so small, she was ruined and can never have anymore children.

So that's why I feel the way I do. 99.9% of the time I counsel against abortion, but then there is a 1% that I don't.

With love for all and hope you can understand and not hate me.

Ev


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Beautiful!

And so true - no prenatal test can predict everything. Even when all is supposedly healthy, a child may unfortunately be unhealthy at birth, or shortly after. We never know the future. Only God does.

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that you the picture was so cute and the phase yes its hit home

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its very sad hugs

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So happy I had my son at 41! Sad when women think abortion is the right choice.

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I believe the same and its only GOD who decides who lives and who dies

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Amen! That's what happened to me as well. I look back, and I know what I believed, but I certainly don't know why. I even remember a conversation with my pro-life, then-boyfriend/fiance (now husband) regarding the topic. He was concerned about my "pro-choice" views. I told him very plainly that life began at conception, that I firmly believed that, and that I would never never have an abortion myself, but that woman had the "right" to legal, safe (!), abortion. God changed my heart.

I love how you compare it to St. Paul's conversion, and the scales falling away. Wonderful analogy!


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I have to say the Holy Spirit changed my heart on abortion some years ago. My whole family is pro choice, and now I can't even see their logic on why abortion is okay.
It makes me think of St. Paul and the scales falling from his eyes. I can't explain what changed my heart on this. So yes pray for the scales to fall from their eyes, and for God's forgiveness.

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still praying for all

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Actually, Chris, I pray for abortionists every day - that God will change their hearts.

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yep they do

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They expect us to pray for murderers?? What a strange world we live in.

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ALLENJOSEPH - you're right. That is all we can do. I was once pro-"choice". God changed my heart. If He can change mine, He can change everyone's!

But people need to be "loved" onto the pro-life side. There is no other way of doing it.

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It is so sad about the attitude many women have on the abortion issue. I really feel that many time all we can do is pray that people will change their hearts. How can they not see the horrors of abortion?
God help us in this very wicked, evil world today. The rosary is a very powerful tool with its prayers for each bead. emoticon

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Yes, isn't that terrible? I saw that elsewhere. It is very ironic that one of the days asks for prayer to keep a cloud of gentleness to surround every abortion clinic. As if what goes on in abortion clinics is gentle!

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I was very distressed this afternoon to read about a new campaign by Planned Parenthood, for 40 Days of "Prayer" to keep abortion safe and legal.

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ix-Rivers/40_days_of_prayer_brochureR>.pdf


Praying for things that go expressly against God's commandments strikes me as a crass perversion of our conversations with Him. Please join me in prayer that this scourge may end.

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But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children. - Ps. 103:17

LOVE SAYS"I SACRIFICE MYSELF FOR THE GOOD OF THE OTHER PERSON."
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Today's devotional is from Rev. Rob Schenck, president
of Faith and Action.


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DAY 8 INTENTION
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We pray for a renewal of our zeal to offer generous
help to the unborn and their families.


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SCRIPTURE
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If I have despised the cause of my male or female
servant when they complained against me, what then
shall I do when God rises up? When He punishes, how
shall I answer Him? Did not He who made me in the womb
make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the
womb?

-- Job 31:13-15


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REFLECTION by Rev. Rob Schenck, Faith and Action
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The ground is level as we stand before God.

Job lived with an awe provoking sense of God's
expectation of him, particularly regarding his
obligation to care for the weak and needy.

He knew that in God's economy everyone stands on level
ground when it comes to our status as God's creatures.
Because of that central truth, we must take care of
each other.

Job also knew that he didn't deserve any of the good
things God gave to him. Instead, those blessings came
to Job from God's benevolent heart.

As an extension of that knowledge, Job instinctively
linked his obligation to be generous to others to
God's kindness toward him.

As in Jesus' parable of the unmerciful servant
(Matthew 18:23-35), Job knew that it is an egregious
sin to deny to others what we enjoy ourselves.

He actually calls down on his own head severe
condemnation and even punishment should he fail to
share with others out of his own abundance (see verses
16-23).

Proverbs 3:27 reads, "Withhold not good from them to
whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand
to do so." Some things are so obvious that we don't
even need to pray except to ask of God forgiveness and
the power to do what so obviously needs doing.


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God, forgive us when we try to explain away the
obligation we have to help others who need help.

Enable us to not devalue them because they are in the
circumstance that they are in, but to see them for
what they are, those, who like us, were formed by your
hand in their mother's womb. Amen.

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40 days for Life campaign

DAY 7 INTENTION
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Pray that the abortionists and all workers in
abortion facilities would be troubled in their
souls regarding their work and would seek truth.


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Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor,
and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all
malice. And be kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake
has forgiven you.

-- Ephesians 4:31-32


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REFLECTION by Carmen Pate, 40 Days for Life
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We see the evil and oppression in the world, the
arrogance of those who mock God, the millions of
innocent lives destroyed because of the greed of a
few.

Our flesh tells us that we should take justice in our
own hands, but instead of vengeance, the Lord calls us
to love our enemy, to forgive others as we have been
forgiven.

God loves the abortionist and the Planned Parenthood
advocate just as much as He loves you.

It breaks His heart to see them in bondage to sin and
He is giving you this opportunity to introduce them to
the Savior who sets the captive free.

Though you may not experience direct interaction with
these souls, your presence will not go unnoticed. Your
non-verbal communications speak volumes about the God
you serve.

Forgiveness is an act of obedience to God (Colossians
3:13). Forgiveness is not condoning or overlooking the
wrong behavior of others, but rather it is freeing
ourselves so that God can work mightily through us to
touch their hearts for Him.

Let's join our hearts with His in recognizing that
those in the abortion industry are not the enemy, but
rather they are blinded by the enemy.

God desires that we bring them the message of truth
and hope found in Christ, but the messengers He will
use are those willing to forgive.


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Dearest God, You tell us in Proverbs that the foolish
and the wicked lack wisdom and understanding. I pray
you will trouble the souls of those in the abortion
industry so that they hunger for truth and cry out for
freedom.

I pray that my life would reflect my redemption so
others may see it and trust in You. In obedience to
You, and by your grace, I choose to forgive others as
you have forgiven me. In the name of Christ my
Redeemer I pray, Amen.

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ABORTION SAYS "I SACRIFICE THE OTHER PERSON FOR THE GOOD OF MYSELF."
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40 days for life day 6

DAY 6 INTENTION
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Pray that those tempted to abort may understand that
their child is already present, and already a real
person.


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And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of
Mary that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth
was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said,
"Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit
of your womb! But why is this granted to me, that the
mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed, as
soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears,
the babe leaped in my womb for joy."                

-- Luke 1:41-44


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REFLECTION by Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
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Jesus not only loves unborn children -- He was one
himself!

Think about this for a moment.

We often hear people speak of a pregnant mother by
saying, "She's expecting a child."

Now if one is expecting a package, the package is not
yet there.

As reflected in our verse for today, however, this is
not the case with the mother.

Her gift is already there.

The pregnant woman, a mother already, does not have a
child "on the way," but has a child, already present
and in full possession of his or her human rights,
starting with the right to life.


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Jesus, open my eyes to your presence in the life of
every child. Open my heart to joy in the birth of
every child, a birth that reflects the joy of your own
birth in Bethlehem.

As you shared life in the womb of Mary, so now send
your protection upon every child still in the womb,
and grant to their mothers the strength and joy that
comes from welcoming the gift of life. We pray through
Christ our Lord, Amen.


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ABORTION SAYS "I SACRIFICE THE OTHER PERSON FOR THE GOOD OF MYSELF."
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DAY 5 INTENTION
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May God's justice sober our society; may mercy triumph
over judgment.


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Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning;
from the hand of every beast I will require it, and
from the hand of man. From the hand of every man's
brother I will require the life of man.

Whoever sheds man's blood, by man his blood shall be
shed; for in the image of God He made man.

-- Genesis 9:5-6


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The value of every human being can hardly be seen more
clearly than with this verse. God, the King of the
universe, has created all human beings in his image,
and declares forthrightly that shedding the blood of
any individual will require the blood of the one who
shed it.

God's concern for human beings is not limited to any
particular group. Indeed, his concern is universal,
and includes male and female, young and old, born and
unborn, disabled and able-bodied, the citizens of
every nation on earth.

Abortion, the deliberate killing of the unborn, is the
shedding of innocent blood. Surely the blood of
millions upon millions of innocent children cries out
to God.

It is true that we live in an age of grace, and yet
this passage (among many other texts which express
similar sentiments) should give every thinking
Christian pause.

Christians of all people, entrusted with the Word of
God as we are, must take a stand. We must speak out.
We must do all that we can to protect the innocent, to
pursue justice, and to encourage the repentance of all
those who bear responsibility for this great evil.

Only in this manner can we hope to forestall the
judgment that must otherwise surely come.

This passage should also be seen as an encouragement
to educate and disciple our children and grandchildren
about what it means to be human and the responsibility
that will become theirs in this ongoing struggle.


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O Father, forgive us for our lack of courage and our
want of compassion for the unborn and for those lost
and hurt by abortion. Fill us anew with your Spirit.

Renew our minds, strengthen us in righteousness, help
us be people of salt and light within our nation.

May every human being, from conception to natural
death, be treated with the respect due those made in
your image.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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THE HOLE IN THE HEART THAT ABORTION LEAVES
January 27th, 2012 Dave Andrusko

Within the joyful constraints of producing National Right to Life News Today Monday through Saturday, I try to read as many pro-life sites as I can. When I say there are so many powerful stories that need to be shared with our audience, I am thinking of the likes of “Today, I returned to the abortion clinic where I aborted my babies 12 years ago.” This first-person narrative was written by Kelly Clinger for her own blog yesterday. www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news
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Welcome, Mariel.

TRINITYROYAL - isn't that wonderful news?

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I just read this article, and it gives me great hope. So many positive, pro-life changes in the past year alone.

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Two passages in particular caught my attention:

1) The share of Americans who consider themselves “pro-life” has increased from 33 percent in 1996 to 45 percent in 2011. Meanwhile, the percentage of “pro-choice” Americans has dropped from 56 percent in 1996 to 49 percent in 2011.


2) Numerous polls show that young Americans comprise the most pro-life generation ever.

God bless the work, and the workers.

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Mariel and thank you and GOD BLESS you too

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This is a very motivating Topic :)
***WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE***

Love all of you,
God Bless!!!

With God all things are possible! -Matthew 19:26

"Fall seven times. Stand up eight."

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Silent No More campaign video-I found this powerful and beautiful..hope it lifts the spirit.
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.. Just keep us in prayer and please ask the Holy Spirit to guide us in our actions and response.
Your presence here is of utmost importance ... I am humbled and so grateful dear friends.
Psalm 56:3-4

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3 Whenever I am afraid,
I will trust in You.
4 In God (I will praise His word),
In God I have put my trust;
I will not fear.
What can flesh do to me?

 
 
Store up our trust in heaven. Consider heaven our safety deposit box of trust.
Making deposits of trust even when things are going well. (are we spending enough time with God?) All our trusting being
placed/invested in Him. This practice will help us when things are turned upside down.
Trust builds faith and provides peace.
Store up your treasures in heaven

LOVE SAYS"I SACRIFICE MYSELF FOR THE GOOD OF THE OTHER PERSON."
ABORTION SAYS "I SACRIFICE THE OTHER PERSON FOR THE GOOD OF MYSELF."
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Oh man. I do not envy my American sparkfriends this year!

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Ten Ways Catholic Voters Will Be Misled in 2012
By Deal W. Hudson & Matt Smith
1. In spite of the new “Introduction” to "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," the bishops’ document will be cherry-picked and repackaged into sound bites to justify voting for a candidate who supports abortion and same-sex marriage.
2. Pro-life Catholics will be labeled as "single issue voters" who don't care about the larger social teaching of the Church, especially concern for the poor and vulnerable.
3. The budget passed by the House of Representatives, led by Rep. Paul Ryan (R, WI-01), a Catholic, will be relentlessly attacked as not caring about the poor because it proposed cuts and spending freezes to reduce the growing U.S. deficit that is hurting the economy.
4. “Progressive” Catholic groups will produce polling that supposedly shows Catholics disagree with Church teaching on the sanctity of life and marriage, implying those who agree are in the minority and “behind the times.”
5. Catholic politicians and leaders who support abortion and same-sex marriage will not be termed "dissenters" or "liberals" but "progressives" in order to make them sound more attractive to independent voters.
6. Catholic voters will be told the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obama-care) did not contain federal funding for abortion.
7. Catholic voters will be told the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obama-care) does not pose a threat to religious liberty, for example, the conscience of a Catholic health care worker.
8. Anyone supporting state collective bargaining reforms with public-sector unions, such as Wisconsin, is ignoring the importance of worker's rights in Catholic social teaching.
9. Those Catholics who opposed President Bush and Senator McCain over Operation Iraqi Freedom will not make the same argument against Obama who increased the U.S. military in Afghanistan and the use of drone aircraft to perform executions.
10. The issue of immigration will be elevated to a level of importance equal to abortion and marriage with the only acceptable 'Catholic' position being support for specific pieces of legislation such as the 'DREAM Act' (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors).

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ABORTION SAYS "I SACRIFICE THE OTHER PERSON FOR THE GOOD OF MYSELF."
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I had the pleasure of meeting some of the wonderful young people involved with Students for Life. It was during our last 40 Days for Life. They were walking through our city, and they contacted our local Life leaders. They wanted to pray with us at the prayer vigil outside our abortion clinic. They joined us, and they were such lovely, spiritual, devout young people! It was a joy to meet them.

I pray for them and the pro-life cause. I ask their guardian angels to protect them and guide them on their journey, and to increase their zeal even more!

cj

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The Abortion Industry's Greatest Hits of 2011

By: Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director, Students for Life of America
I think many will agree with me that 2011 was a pivotal year for the pro-life movement. Let’s take a moment to look back at some of the hits the abortion industry suffered during 2011:

January 2011: Kermit Gosnell and his staff were indicted on murdering 7 almost-born infants and 1 woman in their horrific abortion facility in Philadelphia. The District Attorney even remarked what we commonly say in the pro-life movement, "the real business of Gosnell's clinic was not health, but profi." The controversy was enough to cause Americans, many of whom still call themselves pro-choice, to question what the old-Clinton mantra of "safe, legal and rare" really means.
January 2011: A youth organization lead by a former SFLA intern, Lila Rose, took their undercover work exposing Planned Parenthood a step further, releasing 7 videos of Planned Parenthood facilities, some that even receive federal taxpayer funding, aiding actors who were posing as human sex traffickers.
February 2011: The pro-life movement united in the “Expose Planned Parenthood” campaign, calling on Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood of all taxpayer dollars. On Valentines’ Day, we took a stand and prayed and rallied in-front of hundreds of Planned Parenthood facilities. Then, for the first time in our nation’s history, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to federally de-fund Planned Parenthood. The vote caused so much turmoil in Washington, that the government almost shut down in March as the Senate refused to allow a vote on the issue.
Instead of waiting for the federal government to act, numerous states like Indiana, New Hampshire, Texas, and Ohio have now gone on to de-fund Planned Parenthood facilities within their borders.
May 2011: The Gallup organization released a poll showing that for the first-time since they began polling on abortion, America is now pro-life.
August 2011: The Guttmacher Institute reported for the first 6 months of 2011, states enacted a record number of pro-life laws, more than 80, more than triple the 23 enacted in 2010. States like Nebraska, Idaho, and Ohio are three who have already enacted fetal pain laws that protect preborn children from abortion after 20 weeks. Arizona and Virginia have enacted a law to regulate abortion facilities, forcing them to comply with the same set of medical standards that other types of medical facilities must follow. And others like South Carolina and Texas passed ultrasound laws that require abortionists to mothers the opportunity to see her preborn child. All of these laws will reduce abortions, and they enjoy broad support with more than 60% of Americans supporting these laws.
September 2011: For the first time in it’s history, the U.S. House of Representatives launched a formal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices.
October 2011: The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protect Life Act, a bill voicing the will of the people not to fund any abortions in Obamacare whatsoever.

After reading all of this, I hope you will agree that 2011 will be the year we note in the history books as when legalized abortion began to end in America.

*Please join me in supporting with prayer and action great-anti abortion groups such as Students for Life in their quest to end this culture of death right here...right now on SP. I am praying for you all and your special intentions sweet people.


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