Vindicate the weak and fatherless:
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
Rescue the weak and needy;
Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
These verses are so appropriate today. No one is more needy or helpless than the unborn baby. The ones that are being abandoned to abortion are certainly “fatherless” as well. We work really hard to convince mothers to keep their babies, but we should also work to encourage fathers to take responsibility for the children they are creating.
My dear friends we are in a war to protect the helpless unborn, and if you were discouraged before, please take heart. The Father does care about the weak and the fatherless and I believe He is answering prayers now.
For many years it has seemed that those who would snuff out the lives of unborn babies for any reason have had the upper hand. I believe the tide is turning. I believe that those who would kill babies are losing ground, and those of us who love life are winning.
I say this for three reasons:
1. God bless the younger generation because they are getting involved and there are many who are pro-life. The pro-death group is aging. They will not be able to sustain themselves without recruiting the next generation.
2. The abortion rights people are desperate and they are finally admitting the truth about what goes on in their industry. Modern technology is against them. When women see the pictures of the unborn babies in their wombs, they are choosing life for them.
3. Recent events have shown how the lines are drawn more and more between the abortion rights advocates and the pro-lifers. Old lines between the different religious groups are evaporating. Pro-lifers who were ambivalent about each other before, due to differences in religious persuasion, are now joining ranks and helping each other. It’s about time! If we can preserve a united front we will reverse the trend of the killing of unborn babies.
Here are some headlines and excerpts from recent articles that should cheer you up.
All of these were taken from LifeSiteNews.com. I encourage you to put yourself on their email list. There you will find many great articles on the subject of Life and other topics that concern all of us. Following each set of Great News for the side of Life, I include some headlines from the other side, admitting and lamenting the fact that the pro-lifers are making such great gains.
1. The Younger Generation
Here are some great headlines:
“Silence will rock 1200 campuses tomorrow as students protest abortion”
(October 17, 2011) Students at 1,200 colleges, high schools, middle schools and home schools have pledged to remain silent in solidarity with unborn children killed through abortion.
“Teenagers launch campaign to send one million pro-life letters to the White House”
(March 5, 2012) It’s an ambitious project for a small, newly-formed group of teenage girls, whose involvement in pro-life work has so far been confined to the local level.
“Hundreds of pro-life student groups sweeping across U.S. college campuses”
(December 9, 2010) For veteran pro-life activists, organizations like SFLA (Students for Life of America) are the answer to their most earnest prayers. No longer do they need to worry about whether or not there will be anyone to fill their shoes when they are gone. Thanks to SFLA, and other similar organizations, there is a whole new generation of smart, savvy, devoted, and energetic pro-life activists.
The above are exiting headlines. By way of contrast, see how the opposition has noticed this trend:
“NARAL head: ‘intensity gap’ between pro-lifers and pro-aborts could threaten future of abortion”
(May 14, 2012) “I just thought, my gosh, they are so young,” Keenan said after seeing the March for Life. “There are so many of them, and they are so young. … If the pro-choice movement is to successfully defend abortion rights, Keenan contends, it needs more young people in leadership roles, including hers.”
I pray that young people will start avoiding the “pro-choice” movement, and that is why I am optimistic about the future. (Note the quote marks on “pro-choice”. That is because I believe that they are misnamed. WHEN THEY GIVE THE BABY THE CHOICE, then they can call themselves that.)
2. Modern Technology
Technology is on the side of the right to life for the unborn. Here are some recent exciting things that are happening:
“Dynamic new pro-life video makes case against abortion using embryology”
(April 14, 2011) In a brand-new, fast-paced video, the pro-life site Abort73.com makes the “case against abortion” based upon the development of the pre-born child.
“How some kids with a van are changing the pro-life movement”
(March 7, 2012) “Save the Storks is an abortion clinic’s worst nightmare. Their new model will absolutely revolutionize the front lines of pro-life activism.” This article combines the way that the new technology is being used to save the lives of babies as well as more encouragement coming from the next generation. This innovative group uses a mobile ultrasound machine to show women that the being in their womb is a baby, not a blob of material.
Here is how the abortion advocates have responded:
‘Top pro-abort: ‘We’re not going to regain the ground we have lost’
(February 22, 2011) “We can no longer pretend the fetus is invisible,” said Frances Kissling, the former president of Catholics for Choice and a leading figure in the pro-abortion community.” Ms. Kissling further begs her fellow activists, “.. stop ignoring the humanity of the unborn child before the tidal wave of pro-life popularity washes away pro-abortion laws altogether.” At least someone is trying to be honest.
Let’s get the real issue out in the open. Make no mistake about it. Technology makes it impossible for the pro-death people to hide behind their lies.
Two pro-choice leaders, Kate Michelman and Frances Kissling, acknowledged three years ago that “antiabortionists” had gained a significant advantage. Supporters of abortion, they wrote in the Los Angeles Times, “have had a hard time dealing with the increased visibility of the fetus.” To “regain the moral high ground,” they must deal with “a world that is radically changed from 1973,” when the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion nationwide.”
3. Joining Together in the Battle
Pro-lifers have been working hard to get laws changed that will help save the lives of the unborn. There is so much exciting news on this front that I urge you to visit LifeSiteNews to get the many stories. Here are just a couple of examples:
“Record number of pro-life laws passed by states in 2011”
(January 10, 2012) The Guttmacher Institute reports that 83 pro-life laws were passed in 2011, more than double the previous record of 34, enacted in 2005, and more than triple the 23 enacted in 2010.
‘Life List’ 2011 shows huge legislative gains for life in the 50 states
(January 20, 2012) AUL (Americans United for Life) called 2011 “a watershed year in the defense of life,” with 47 states considering more than 460 abortion-related measures, ultimately enacting more than 70 of them.
And joining together to oppose Obama’s mandate forcing employers to provide abortion drugs are thousands of Christians:
129 U.S. cities to join massive nation-wide protest against HHS mandate Friday
(March 20, 2012) Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League said that thousands – and possibly tens of thousands – are expected to join together in 129 U.S. cities against the mandate, including as many as 16 U.S. Catholic bishops.
This is wonderful news. Let’s keep it going.
Again, the opposition has noticed!!
‘Most difficult year in our history,’ laments Planned Parenthood President
(November 25, 2011) The past 11 months have indeed been tough for the abortion giant. According to the SBA List State by State Scoreboard, Planned Parenthood has lost over $61 million from 9 states after they cut tax-based funding to the abortion giant. The states include Florida, Indiana, Kansas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. In the wake of these defunding efforts, numerous Planned Parenthood clinics have been forced to shutter their windows in several states.
I say, “Praise the Lord, and let’s keep moving forward!”
Right to life for all babies is a goal that we can achieve if we keep on supporting the groups that are out there fighting for it. I am optimistic thanks to the zeal of our youth, the truth that is revealed with sonogram machines and other technology, and the fact that people are joining together like never before to achieve this victory.
Let me conclude with one last story from LifeSiteNews:
President Obama: The best thing to happen to the pro-life movement in years?
(May 23, 2012) Pro-lifers were shaken awake by the election of a man who advocated abortion with few restrictions.
We don’t like to think about this, but honestly weren’t we complacent back when we thought we had a pro-life president? Actually we should not blame all of the problems on one leader. We need to work for the lives of the unborn no matter who is president. Part of the reason that we have not outlawed abortion is our own infighting. So we must bear some of the blame.
But it is human nature not to get going until the going gets tough. Let us lay aside our difference and get going.
We should all work together. The unborn baby who is about to be butchered does not care what church you go to. Please find a pro-life group that is working toward an end to abortion and support it. We are in a war. We must forget petty differences and fight for the greater cause. There is only one real King; we serve Him (Psalm 2).