Friday, 28 October 2011

DAY 30: Making abortion history!

40 days for life London
Autumn 2011

27th October 2011 marks the 44th Anniversary of the abortion act of 1967. Please join us at this conference (Thursday) or at the boot camp (Saturday) to learn about how you can save lives. There are many hearts to be won and lives to be changed in our country and we are working on this, one at a time! If this man's heart can be changed, so can everyone on the planet!

Please email us your testimonies, stories and pictures. We would love to hear about your encounters and beautiful, positive and upbeat stories of the campaign! See these stories here and here. There are thousands of incredible encounters each campaign - each an opportunity to save lives and inspire hearts and minds!

40 days for life London

Day 30 - October 27

That those tempted to abort may understand that their child is already present, and already a real person.
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
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.
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.
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

Pro-life quote of the day:
Research indicates that 98% of all abortions are related to issues of "personal choice."

The primary reasons women give for having an abortion include not feeling emotionally capable (32%)

or financially capable (25%) of raising a child, and

concern that having a child would drastically alter her life (16%).

A 2000-2001 study by the Guttmacher Institute also found that about half of women having abortions had been using contraception during the month they became pregnant; 16.9% of women claimed their contraceptives failed despite proper use.

Guttmacher Institute 2008, July
Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States.
(research arm of Planned Parenthood).
Reasons given for having abortions in the United States

Pro-life article of the day:
What can we learn from the film 180? By Stephanie Grey.

Pro-life resource of the day:
Abortion: It's not only about women Talk

For Life!
40 days for life London Committee

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