November 2013 Newsletter

Posted By on November 7, 2013

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, that you and your descendents might live!” . . . Deuteronomy 30:19



Mother Pre-Pays $1,575 for 21-Week Abortion, Pro-Life Prayer Warriors Change Her Mind

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC |

Late-term abortion received a fair amount of US media attention earlier this year — coverage centered around the brutal practices and murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

Gosnell was convicted of murder. But the ugly practice of late-term abortion continues. And one Texas mom is very thankful for the volunteers who were outside praying when she recently went in for her $1,575 late-term abortion.

Praise God for happy endings like this one.

The 40 Days for Life team in Dallas reported hopeful news from their vigil.

Counselors talked to a woman at the abortion center who was 21 weeks pregnant. On her way out of the building, she told the volunteers, “Your prayers saved my baby. I saw you all praying and it touched my heart.”

A bit later, she came back to pick up her $1,575 refund – the cost of an abortion at 21 weeks.

Earlier that day, another woman had arrived for an abortion. But after being inside the abortion center for a while — and basically ignored by the staff — she left and spoke to prayer volunteers.

She said the employees left her in a room, alone. She told one staff member she was sick, but no one came to help. So she just walked out.

Volunteers gave her information about the pro-life pregnancy center. She didn’t go there right away, as was hoped, but she did leave without having an abortion.


Pro-Lifers Seize Momentum

by Heather Gims / Life Issues Connector

States have taken the lead on forging new pro-life legislation. More pro-life laws have been passed and enacted in the past two years than any other time period since Roe v. Wade. In fact, it’s projected that 2013 is on pace to be a record-breaking year. Pro-life legislation is working. For example, the state of Nebraska reported that abortion rates fell to a 20-year low as pro-life laws took effect. Many of the laws are ensuring abortion facilities meet basic clinical standards. Others have required abortionists to have privileges at local hospitals. These are measures that simply ensure quality of care, yet they are met with objections by pro-aborts. The truth is being exposed- many of these abortion facilities would rather close than take the precautions necessary to ensure their practice meets the basic health standards.

Only four countries in the world permit abortions after 20 weeks- Canada, China, North Korea and the United States. In an effort to protect these unborn children, a bill was introduced in congress called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. While the measure passed in the House, it’s been impeded by the Senate and would face certain veto from President Obama.

This piece of legislation was based upon the scientifically proven evidence that babies at that stage of development experience pain. (Although, research indicates babies can actually feel pain far earlier than 5 months.) Unwilling to face the facts, abortion proponents deny the research and call it “insufficient evidence.” The “pro-choice” position is not on the side of science and as a result, their base is weakening.

Planned Parenthood has closed 24 facilities in 2013. Only 6 of the closures represent facilities that do medical or surgical abortions, which means Planned Parenthood is consolidating its business. Instead of growing the number of facilities, efforts are now focused on building mega-abortion complexes to be more efficient and cost-effective. Nationwide, an estimated 42 abortion facilities have closed in 2013. This is the result of legislation, funding costs, decline of business and a lack of doctors willing to do abortions. With our continued due diligence, these closures will mean the lives of women and babies are being saved.

Let’s recognize the momentum that we have and continue to seize the opportunities on the horizon.

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