Monday, April 30, 2007

Pro-Life Billboard Targets Atlanta Abortion Center

As you can read in our press release, the first Let Her Live billboard is going up today directly across from the Atlanta shopping center containing Summit Medical Associates, Abortion Advice Services, and one office of Atlanta SurgiCenter. We pray that God will use this to bring women considering abortion into contact with good biblical, pro-life counseling.

According to state statistics, Summit Medical Associates alone performed 3545 abortions in 2004. That's over 59 school buses full of children who would be entering preschool in another year.

Please join us in praying that this sign will help turn the hearts of mothers toward their children, resulting in a few less women with hearts broken and scarred by a decision that many will regret for the rest of their lives. And if you feel led to stand with us financially, our budget could use your donation.

We are grateful to the Pregnancy Resource Center of Gwinnett for allowing us to display their state-wide hotline on the billboard. They do great work linking women in crisis pregnancies with compassionate pro-life counseling and other free services.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Pretty Picture and the Not So Pretty

Today I saw a 4D ultrasound image of our unborn granddaughter. Her eyes were closed. Her nose is shaped like her big brother's. Her cheeks and lips remind me of her mamma's. She has been growing for five months and is due to be born on her great-grandfather's birthday, a birthday gift that will please him pink.

If her parents believed differently this precious child could be killed any of the nine months inside her mother's womb. If the Supreme Court had not upheld the Congressional ban on partial birth abortion, she would be eligible to die a grisly death that we cannot legally inflict on the worst of murderers.

After partially delivering the baby, the abortionist plunges scissors into the skull to kill it or crushes the skull. It makes me shudder every time I think of it.

But it doesn't make the Democratic candidates for president shudder. Instead they shudder that the Supreme Court would prevent this horrendous procedure.

John Edwards wrote on his website:
I could not disagree more strongly with today's Supreme Court decision. The ban upheld by the Court is an ill-considered and sweeping prohibition that does not even take account for serious threats to the health of individual women.
What John Edwards does not take into account is that "serious threats to the health of individual women" do not require the killing of the baby in the last few months when the little one can live outside the mother's womb. If the mother did not want her, she could be put up for adoption. The judges did take into account that no legitimate health needs of the mother requires the killing of a late-term baby, especially not in such a grisly way. Do you think it's legal to do this to unborn puppies and kittens? Imagine if this had been done to known terrorists in Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo! But to an unborn baby? It's important to John Edwards that this method of killing a child be available to women!

How about Barak Obama? Compared to Edwards, he's the model of reason and smoothness, isn't he? Not this time. On his website, he writes:
I strongly disagree with today’s Supreme Court ruling, which dramatically departs from previous precedents safeguarding the health of pregnant women.
And Hillary Clinton? Being a woman and a mother, having carried a daughter to term, having felt the butterfly kisses of her baby's movements, Chelsea's hiccoughs, and midnight calisthenics, surely she'll oppose the grisly procedure!

Don't count on it!

Mrs. Clinton writes on her website:
This decision marks a dramatic departure from four decades of Supreme Court rulings that upheld a woman's right to choose and recognized the importance of women's health. Today's decision blatantly defies the Court's recent decision in 2000 striking down a state partial-birth abortion law because of its failure to provide an exception for the health of the mother. As the Supreme Court recognized in Roe v. Wade in 1973, this issue is complex and highly personal; the rights and lives of women must be taken into account. It is precisely this erosion of our constitutional rights that I warned against when I opposed the nominations of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito.
Most Americans look at this terrible procedure and wonder how you can justify it. The baby has committed no crime. Yet it is sentenced to a death not allowed to the grossest mass murderer. And partial birth abortion's defenders would scream the loudest against it if Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, or Ted Bundy had been put to death this way!

But you see abortion is not about babies. Baby is a four-letter word to liberals. Babies interfere with a woman's availability for sex. Pregnancy can be a deterrent to having fun with a married man or a one-night stand with someone who doesn't want commitments.

Think I'm making this up?

Andrea Dworkin, a radical feminist who wrote "the most important book of the decade" according to Congresswoman Bella Abzug, said in that book, Right-Wing Women,
It was the brake that pregnancy put on (obscenity for intercourse) that made abortion a high-priority political issue for men in the 1960s.... The decriminalization of abortion...would make women absolutely accessible, absolutely "free." The sexual revolution in order to work, required that abortion be available to men on demand. Getting laid was at stake. (94-94)
You see, to liberal politicians who pride themselves on civil rights and compassion, abortion isn't about babies. It's about sex. It's about having fun without visible consequences. It's not about the next time a baby loses its life to a pair of scissors; it's about the next time someone wants to "get laid" without consequence or responsibility.

And then, that may not be the only reason they support abortion. There's always campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry to consider.

I feel dirty now. I think I'll look at my unborn granddaughter's picture and try to guess what name her parents have chosen to surprise us all.

Debbie W. Wilson

Debbie W. Wilson is a human rights advocate, speaker, and author of Christy Award-winning thriller Tiger in the Shadows. Her weekly prayer list for the persecuted church can be found on the home page of Bound Together Ministries.

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Friday, April 6, 2007

The Work of His Hands

The secularists love to lower human life to the level of animal life. Their unshakable faith in evolutionary theories and their love affair with abortion accompany the debasement of human life. To them, humans are the most advanced animal, but still just an animal.

The Bible records, however, that after God had created everything else by speaking, He "formed man of the dust of the ground." We picture Him carefully shaping the clay with His hands, and then leaning close over the lifeless sculpture. Then God "breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Later God removed one of that man's ribs and formed it into the first woman. More than any other of God's creatures, we humans are the work of His hands.

When Jesus was on earth He spoke about the worth of that living soul. He said, "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"

Those were no idle words, for Jesus had come to give His life to pay the sin-debt for every human.

The psalmist wondered at God's interest in mankind: "What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?"

The author of Hebrews quoted from this Psalm when he wrote about the incarnation, explaining that humans are unique in that God, literally, "does not take hold of angels." "For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham." (NASB) That is, Jesus did not suffer and die for angels, but for us.

So Jesus spread His arms on the cross, allowing Roman soldiers to pound spikes through His hands. The nail-pierced hands of Jesus remind us of the great finished work of redemption. He gave His life as a perfect sacrifice once for all of us--for me and for you.

Those who have accepted Christ's pardon for sins by turning from sin to God are doubly the work of His hands. The apostle Paul wrote: "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."

Human life is sacred. It will continue forever after death in either the bliss of heaven or the pain of hell.

Let's give God thanks this Good Friday that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Thursday, April 5, 2007

What's Wrong with this Picture?

What’s wrong with this picture?

In my 13 years as a pro-life lobbyist, I have not witnessed an unprecedented attack on right-to-life legislation such as occurred last week. Eleven militant pro-abortion organizations spent tens of thousands of dollars on full-page newspaper ads all over South Carolina opposing the ultrasound law currently before the State Senate. It already passed the House by a vote of 91-23.

The Ultrasound Bill requires an abortionist or a qualified staffer to perform an ultrasound on a woman and review the image with the woman before the abortion. Ultrasound is the best, medically accurate, non-judgmental information a woman can have about her unborn child and her "choice." She has the legal right to know.

The big lie that the pro-aborts are spreading is that the legislation forces a woman to look at the ultrasound. Anyone who has read the bill even once knows this is not the case.

Pretend for a moment you are an abortionist who has to comply with the ultrasound law. How would you handle the situation to your advantage? You'd say, "Ms. Jones, I have the ultrasound image here showing the fetus is 12 weeks gestational age. I am required by law to review the image with you. You are not required to look at it. All you have to do is sign this Informed Consent statement verifying I have reviewed the ultrasound image with you."

If she says she want to see the image, she has the right to see it. She also has the right not to look. Chances are better than 80 percent that if she looks at the ultrasound, she will cancel the abortion and give birth.

South Carolina Citizens for Life and the National Right to Life Committee welcome this great public discussion of the humanity of the unborn child as seen in the ultrasound image. The abortion industry's militant opposition to the SC Ultrasound Bill is an indication the pro-aborts are terrified of any discussion of the humanity of the unborn child. When a pregnant woman chooses life, the abortionist loses money.

Back to the original question. What's wrong with the ultrasound picture? Nothing -- unless you are an abortionist who is afraid to give a woman the best available scientific, accurate, non-judgmental information on which she can make a truly informed decision about abortion or giving birth. The ultrasound image may be the only picture she will have of her child or it could happily be the first picture in the baby's scrapbook.

Holly Gatling, Executive Director
South Carolina Citizens for Life

Editor's Note: The S.C. Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee hearing the Ultasound Bill finished hearing testimony Wednesday. The subcommittee will meet again to vote on the bill. Please pray that the committee will approve it. If you live in South Carolina, please also contact your state senator and ask him or her to support the Ultrasound Bill, H3355/S84, as the state senate will need to vote on this bill.

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