My son David and his partner Michael Hartnett recently produced this video on the atrocities committed at an abortion clinic in Philadelphia. Please watch it. It’s about 20 minutes long. I believe it will stir you to pray. This video contains graphic images, so don’t let your children see it.
For many years I’ve felt a need to fight against abortion in America. But the problem has always been: what can I do? I can pray, but what else can I do?
Finally, there is something I can do.
Recently, Life Choices Inc., a pro-life organization, contacted me about helping them bring a free ultrasound clinic to my hometown of Indiana, PA. Bringing a free ultrasound to the area would be such a wonderful step toward saving the unborn. When a woman is confronted with a real image of the real baby in her, having an abortion is that much harder.
I want to bring this clinic to Indiana. They need $60,000 dollars to make it happen. My goal is to raise $5,000 in the effort. Of course I would love to raise much more, but let’s start at $5,000.
Would you please consider helping me in this project? I firmly believe in the power of large numbers of people making small contributions to achieve a massive objective. Thanks for your help.
I’ve embedded a widget below that will allow you to donate directly to the cause. If you want to view the donation page, click here.
Would you also help me spread the word on this project? Thanks!
I’ve heard Christians say things like, “Abortion is important, but there are other issues just as important. I don’t believe we should vote for or against someone simply based on their stand on this issue.”
I would agree that there are many serious and important issues to consider such as the economic crisis, health care, education, terrorism, the war in the Middle East, and tax reform.
So why is abortion more critical than other issues? The Bible, the very Word of God, our only infallible guide and ultimate authority for our lives, tells us God created human beings in his image and likeness. Abortion destroys the image and likeness of God in a widespread and massive way. Over a million times a year in this nation, the image and likeness of God is barbarically torn apart and tossed in the trash. How can God bless the economic, educational or other policies of a person, party or nation that supports and promotes this horrific practice?
As critical as other issues may be, abortion snuffs out over 1 million innocent lives every year. Is there any other issue in which 1 million children a year are slaughtered?
I checked statistics from America’s wars and I was shocked at what I found.
The total number of deaths in all of America’s Wars from the American Revolution to the present (Including the War of 1812, the Indian Wars, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the current one) is 657,894.
Astounding. The total number of battle deaths in ALL of America’s wars put together does not even equal the number of deaths in ONE YEAR in this nation through abortion.
Over 48 MILLION babies have been slaughtered in the United States since 1973. Is there any other issue that has killed 48 million Americans in the last 35 years?
The population of New York City is a little over 8 million people. If every 8 years, a city the size of New York City were decimated, do you think the candidates would make that a priority? Since 1973, New York City would have been wiped out 6 times.
We should examine both candidates’ and both parties’ statements and stands on abortion. Remember, Presidents can appoint Supreme Court Justices who will either vote for or against the cause of life, and sign or veto legislation that either protects the unborn or promotes abortion.
Please watch this video on YouTube. It is graphic and disturbing, but every Christian adult should see this. It brings home the reality of what is at stake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLaai6o0O0A
Last Sunday I preached a message entitled “The Sacredness of Human Life: What Does God Have to Say About It?” You can listen to it or download it at: http://www.sgcindianapa.org/resources/audio.php
Also, listen to or read John Piper’s messages on abortion at desiringgod.org.
And please pray that God will give us godly leaders who will stand and work for the cause of the unborn.
photo by Paul Goyette
I’ve always been pro-life. When I was little my parents explained to me what it meant that a political candidate was pro-choice, and instructed me that as Christians we should be pro-life. So I rooted for the original George Bush, and when it came time for me to cast my vote, I voted for the current George Bush.
But having a baby has changed everything for me. Before Charis was born, I was pro-life in my head. Now I’m pro-life in my heart. It wasn’t until after Charis was born that I understood what abortion really meant.
I look at my baby girl and my heart is filled with incredible affection for her. It’s hard for me to believe that I could love a little person so much, especially one who poops and pukes like Charis, but I do. I love feeling her little hand grasp mine, and seeing her smile up at me from her crib. I love the “what-are-you-feeding-me?” look that comes across her face when Jen feeds her sweet potatoes. It makes me smile when I see her sucking on her feet like Popsicles. I deeply love Charis. She is precious.
The thought of Charis, or any other baby, being aborted grieves me. I need to be clear. I don’t hate abortionists or people that have abortions. In the glorious gospel there is power to forgive every sin, including abortion. And my heart is just as wicked as the heart of any person that has performed or had an abortion. If you’re reading this and you’ve had an abortion, God can (and wants to) completely forgive you, because he killed his son.
But the thought of millions of babies dying every year deeply saddens my heart. When I hold Charis, and kiss her velvety head, and then think about abortion, my heart sinks. I feel that I should do something, must do something. I can’t sit idly by while so many babies die.
So what should I do? What should we do as Christians? Above all else, we should pray. Let’s pray to our sovereign, almighty, compassionate God, and ask him to bring the practice of abortion to a decisive end. Let’s pray that whoever is elected as president this year would work to bring abortion to an end. Let’s pray that God would raise up men and women like William Wilberforce to labor tirelessly on behalf of the unborn. And let’s pray for those who perform abortions and have abortions. Let’s pray that they would come to know the wonderful, cleansing, saving grace of God.
Today, pray that God would bring abortion to an end. When you think of your kids, or grandkids, or nieces, or nephews, let that remind you to pray. Let’s ask God to do mighty things!