Using Biblical logic we can deduce that abortion is wrong, based on two facts.
Fact No. 1: Murdering an innocent person is outlawed by the sixth commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” Exodus 20:13
Fact No. 2: The unborn or preborn baby is a person.
Conclusion: Aborting an innocent unborn baby is wrong.
We know that every preborn baby is a person, because:
- They are living and growing. Abortion kills the unborn. Only something living can be killed.
- The unborn is a separate individual being from his or her mother, with a separate genetic fingerprint; brain and central nervous system; blood type; and may even be a different gender.
Unless their life is terminated by an induced abortion, they will mature from a tiny person, to a small person in the course of the first nine months of life. If it is not a living, growing person from the moment of conception, — why does its existence require killing in order to stop it?
Are You A Modern Pro-Life Activist? Here are 3 Tests to Find Out!
- What words would you use to define the Pro-Life Activist and the Pro-Life Campaign in the twenty-first century? Do any of the following words come to mind?
Local, National and International
Coordinated and Effective
Our Apologetic is Logical, Ethical and Scientific
Trusting God to Protect Us and Lead Us
- Were you standing vigil or marching in the streets on these dates in the past year?
Life Chain 2010 – Sunday, October 3
Fall 40 Days For Life 2010 – September 22 to October 31
Together For Life 2011 — January 21 in Atlanta
Spring 40 Days For Life 2011 – March 9 to April 17
- Where Do You Plan to Be On These Dates in The Coming Year? Please answer, “Standing vigil or marching in the streets!”
Life Chain 2011 – Sunday, October 2
Fall 40 Days For Life 2011 – September 28 to October 6
Together For Life 2012 — January 23 in Atlanta
Spring 40 Days For Life 2012 – February 22 to April 1
Our next opportunity to participate in local pro-life activism is at the Fall 40 Days For Life Campaigns that are taking place from Wednesday, September 28, 2011 to Sunday, October 6, 2011 at almost 300 locations across the globe. Visit the 40 Days For Life website, to find a location near you.
If you are not familiar with 40 Days For Life, it is an international event which began nationally here in the U.S. in 2007. Pro-Life activists gather at their local abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood locations across the country and around the world to conduct peaceful prayer vigils. 40 Days For Life Campaigns also include prayer and fasting, and community outreach to private residences, churches and nursing homes.
Participating in the 40 Days For Life prayer vigil at your local abortion facility or Planned Parenthood location is an unparalleled opportunity to do two things:
It is both an opportunity to witness to a watching world that a staggering number of infant deaths by abortion occur every day in our nation, and then a time to bring this before God in prayer. It matters to the God of the universe who created every single human life in the womb, that 35 millions infants have been murdered by abortion in the US. Four thousand babies are aborted daily. We are witnessing a staggering human tragedy – let’s not stand by in discouragement. Get involved with 40 Days For Life this fall and pray to end abortion.
If you are a north Georgia resident, please visit Gwinnett Right To Life at the 2011 Gwinnett County Fair from September 15 to September 25. We are seeking “Modern Pro-Life Activists” to come assist us at the Fair by handing out literature and engaging people in conversation as we ask them their thoughts about the following question, “Do you believe that abortion should be legal during all nine months of pregnancy?” You would be surprised at the varied answers we have received to this question at colleges across north Georgia this past year!
For more information about attending the Fair, visit the Gwinnett County Fair Home Page. If you would like to volunteer in the Gwinnett Right To Life booth, please call 770.339.6880.
The federal government is now mandating insurance companies to pay for birth control, including abortifacients.
The Gwinnett Right To Life Federal Family Planning page highlights this recent federal legislation announced August 1, 2011, by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The legislation will force insurance plans to cover (without co-payment or deductible) all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs and devices, as preventative care.
Religious institutions offering health insurance may choose to opt out of offering birth control, but representatives of the religious community object to the extent of the legislation. The archbishop of Galveston-Houston and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo issued the following statement:
“HHS says the intent of its ‘preventive services’ mandate is to help ‘stop health problems before they start,’” he said. “But pregnancy is not a disease, and children are not a ‘health problem’ – they are the next generation of Americans.”
Jeanne Monahan, Director of the conservative Family Research Council’s Center for Human Dignity, commented: “The new rule will force many Americans to violate their consciences or refrain from participating in health care insurance, further burdening an already costly system,” she said.
A New York Times Op-Ed article by Vanessa Cullins, an obstetrician-gynecologist, and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Vanessa Cullins applauds the federal government for its full coverage of costs for birth control, and other services. Her comments include:
“Today’s system of co-payments and deductibles for birth control compromises the health of families, wastes money and sends a terrible message to women like my daughter: when it comes to planning your family, you’re on your own. It’s time to change that.”
Is it not significant that Vanessa Cullins’ employer stands to profit significantly from this new legislation?
For the full article, visit the Federal Family Planning Page.
What images come to mind when someone mentions the word “abortion” to you? The images most people conjure in their minds often fit into two categories:
Category 1: The political perspective. An image of pro-lifers protesting at abortion clinics, a picture of an abortion doctor killed by an individual espousing pro-life views, or a picture of politicians arguing at legislative hearings.
Category 2: The abstract concept. Many people have no “image” at all when thinking of abortion. It is an abstract concept representing a confusing, complex subject that few people willingly contemplate.
I would like to suggest that for all of us (whether pro-life or pro-abortion) when the word abortion is used, we should picture a bloody image of a baby that has been aborted. The reality of abortion is very unpleasant, most of us prefer to avoid seeing pictures of it, and would never attend the actual surgical procedure — but, let us all at least be HONEST about it. It is not a political perspective or an abstract concept — it is the violent death of an innocent child, often involving the severing of limbs and crushing of the baby’s skull.
Pro-abortion author Naomi Wolf expressed it well, when she urged pro-abortionists to be honest about the reality of abortion, “The pro-choice movement often treats with contempt the pro-lifers’ practice of holding up to our faces their disturbing graphics….[But] how can we charge that it is vile and repulsive for pro-lifers to brandish vile and repulsive images if the images are real? To insist that the truth is in poor taste is the very height of hypocrisy.” (1)
Gregg Cunningham of The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform says, “Abortion represents an evil so inexpressible that words fail us when attempting to describe its horror. Until abortion is seen, it will never be understood.” And, “If something is so horrifying we can’t stand to look at it, perhaps we shouldn’t be tolerating it.” (2)
1. Naomi Wolf, “our Bodies, Our Souls,” New Republic, 16 October 1996
2. Gregg Cunningham (Center for Bioethical Reform, http://www.cbrinfo.org/)