Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Price of a Life

Today is day 35 of the 40 Days for Life campaign. According to the 40 Days for Life blog, at least 384 women are confirmed to have changed their minds about abortion and decided to keep their babies during this campaign:

And that’s why we continue to rejoice in the many reports we’re hearing of saved lives.

The latest tally of confirmed lives saved as a result of this fall’s 40 Days for Life campaign is up to…


Here are just a few of those stories:

“Another turnaround!” notes Major in Huntsville, Alabama. “That makes six here since 40 Days for Life started. This one was 18 to 20 weeks into her pregnancy. Please pray for her!”

“A pregnant woman came to speak to me after having left the abortion clinic,” said Joanne at 40 Days for Life in Providence, Rhode Island. “She changed her mind because people were praying outside. She has decided to have the baby.”

A couple spoke to a 40 Days for Life volunteer outside the abortion facility in Louisville, Kentucky, then went in. A while later, they two came back out and the man said, “You got to me. We couldn’t do it!” Jenny said there is so much to be thankful for. “Isn’t it so humbling that God has called us to be a part of this?”

I've been writing about the election for the most part for these past several days--with just one week to go from today I suppose that's understandable. But consider this for a moment:

Under an Obama presidency, efforts like 40 Days for Life may very well become illegal, since they'll be defined as "interfering with access to a woman's fundamental right to an abortion."

Anyone who thinks a President Obama would allow peaceful protests of clinics, sidewalk counseling, and the like to continue as they do today hasn't been paying attention to what the Democrats and their masters in the abortion industry really want: they want to shut down the pro-life movement altogether.

Each of those 384 canceled appointments is a cause of rejoicing for us: 384 babies will be loved and celebrated instead of murdered in the womb. But for abortionists, those 384 live babies means a loss of about $160,000 in income (according to the Guttmacher Institute, which puts the price of an average abortion at $413). And with Obama completely in the pocket of the big abortion providers, rest assured that steps will be taken to guarantee that abortion clinics don't lose money just because someone cares enough to talk confused and anguished women out of paying $413 to have someone kill their babies.

As we head into next Tuesday's election, let's keep these three hundred eighty four women and their babies in our prayers. And let's hope that it will still be legal to pray and counsel in front of abortion clinics this time next year.

1 comment:

Irenaeus said...

Open his eyes, Lord, or shut them.