DAY 17: Lies about…you!

Abortion can’t survive without lies…

…lies about medical science, the humanity of the pre-born child, and the devastating effect abortion has on women.

But abortion supporters also tell lies about YOU.

“You’re not pro-life; you’re pro-birth!” they say. “Pro-lifers quit caring about the baby after it’s born!”

Anyone who’s repeated that lie has never met Margarita, the leader of the 40 Days for Life campaign in Atlanta, Georgia. She and her team maintain a relationship with families long after they choose life, helping to meet their material and spiritual needs.

Margarita’s 40 Days for Life volunteers have rallied to help provide groceries, rent money, a phone, and other basic needs for families they’ve met at the abortion center.

Volunteers even paid for lacrosse fees and equipment for the daughter of a family they helped save from abortion–during the 2007 campaign!

“If anyone would like to attend one of her lacrosse games, it would mean the world to her,” Margarita said. “Let me know, and I will try to go with you! We are a family!

The team in Atlanta helped save two more babies from abortion this weekend. “When they first drove in, the mom laughed and sneered at us,” Margarita said. “But about 45 minutes later, they came out crying.”

The family enthusiastically accepted the gift of Margarita’s Bible…and the offer of a baby shower. “Please keep them in your prayers,” Margarita requested.

Christchurch, New Zealand

The vigil site in New Zealand was located just around the corner from the recent terror attack that claimed the lives of nearly 50 Muslim worshipers. In the aftermath of the attack, the vigil has been moved inside a church for security purposes.

Pray for all those impacted by the senseless act of violence!

Before the vigil moved inside, a man rode his bike to the vigil and read a poem about a child scheduled for an abortion to the volunteers. As tears streamed down his face, he revealed HE was the baby once scheduled to lose his life in an abortion center.

“Thanks be to God it did not happen!” wrote the Christchurch team.

Facebook

Many post-abortive women report that they would have chosen life if just one person had encouraged them to do so.

We recently received a Facebook message from one such woman. “Years ago, I had two abortions. I thought it was my only choice,” she wrote. “I’m thankful for God’s great mercy.”
She said if someone had been on the sidewalk for her abortions, she would have stopped. “The work you do is so important. So many more women need to see the sidewalk counselors before they walk through the door…”

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. —Genesis 2:7

Lord, we are yours. Thank you for breathing into us the breath of life. Thank you for claiming us as your own. May our words and actions in defense of human life proclaim to all the world that you alone are Lord of life and death, Lord of our freedom and of our choices.

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