A DEFENSE FOR THE UNBORN

By: Victor T. Stephens

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only objective of good government."

~ Thomas Jefferson

"For you formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well." (Psalm 139:13-14)

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Raging War Against Abortion and Planned Parenthood

While terrorism has been occurring for numerous years ... admittedly, on September 11, 2001, the United States "got caught with its pants down". As a result of our country's complacency and incognizance, Al-Qaeda terrorist were able to successfully hijack four aircraft and kill 3000 innocent people.  This tragic event was a "wake up call" to the dangers of national and global terrorism. It was a horrific reality that prompted President Bush's war against terror.

Similarly and sadly, many in the Christian Church have been deafening silent on the issue of abortion. In light of the multitudes of innocent unborn babies being murdered via abortion, how long must it be before Christians "wake up" and take a stand for those who cannot speak for themselves? With barbaric organizations such as Planned Parenthood on the prowl, Christians have the moral obligation to speak out and take action against those who kill defenseless children. We cannot afford to be complacent spectators. Quoting Elie Wiesel, a Nazi Holocaust survivor:

"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere when human lives are in danger, when human dignity is in danger."

That must be our vision. Those who remain in a state of apathy will have the blood of aborted babies on their hands. If you are a Christian who is ready to get involved and rage war against abortion and Planned Parenthood, I encourage the following:

1. Pray, identify and use the specific talents God has given you.

2. Counsel women who are considering abortion.

3. Consider activism.

4. Do personal research and share your knowledge with others.

5. Purchase Pro-Life products. Many are available from Heritage House (www.hh76.com).

6. Contact Congress, legislators and other elected officials.

7. Distribute Pro-Life literature.

8. Support a Crisis Pregnancy Center in your area.

9. Support Pro-Life organizations.

10. Attend Pro-Life conferences such as National Right to Life (www.nrlc.org) and March for Life (www.marchforlife.org).

Pro-Life Quotes

"When we look to the unborn child, the real issue is not when life begins, but when love begins." ~ Robert P. Casey

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke

"Every legislator, every doctor, and every citizen needs to recognize that the real issue is whether to affirm and protect the sanctity of all human life, or to embrace a social ethic where some human lives are valued and others are not. As a nation, we must choose between the sanctity of life ethic and the "quality of life" ethic." ~ Ronald Reagan

"Never be afraid to stand with the minority which is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority; always be afraid to stand with the majority which is wrong, for the majority which is wrong will one day be in the minority."

~ William Jennings Bryan

"Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it." ~ William Penn

"We mourn ... the two most damaging Supreme Court decisions in our nation's history. In 1857, the Supreme Court denied person-hood to black Americans in the infamous Dred Scott decision. In 1973, seven people decided that a mother has a constitutional right to have her baby killed up until the moment of birth." ~ Gary L. Bauer

"We who as a people always knew that abortion was the killing of an unborn baby were brainwashed to believe that the destruction of the 'products of conception' or the destruction of a 'fetus' is not the same thing as killing an unborn baby. Traditional medical definitions were deliberately changed in order to do away with our moral repugnance towards abortion."

~ C. Everett Koop, M.D., former U.S. Surgeon General

"I think it's safe to say that the entire abortion industry is based on a lie ....I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name." ~ Norma McCorvey, plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the Roe vs. Wade case

"Christian Medical & Dental Association (CMDA) holds firmly that God is the Creator of life, that life begins at conception, and that all life is of infinite value. We support measures to protect life from its earliest beginnings." ~ CMDA

"There is a day coming when we will hear the voice from within the womb, when its own authentic pain will be undeniable, when we will know with certainty that it is saying, 'I want to live. I have a right to live. I do not need your permission to live.'" 

~ Mary McAleese

"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." ~ Carl Sandburg

"Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality."

~ John F. Kennedy

Recommended Resources

1. Klusendorf, Scott: "Pro-Life 101"

2. Kreeft, Peter: "Three Approaches to Abortion"

3. Shaver, Jessica: "Gianna"

4. Grant, George: "Grand Illusions"

5. Rosenbaum, Stuart E. "The Ethics of Abortion"

6. Burke, Theresa: "Forbidden Grief"

7. Garton, Jean Staker: "Who Broke the Baby?"

8. Green, Frederica M. "Real Choices"

9. Reagan, Ronald: "Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation"

10. Sedlak, James W. "Deadly Deception"

Pro-Life Organizations

1. Life Dynamics

2. National Right to Life

3. American Life League

4. The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform

5. Abort73.com

6. Family Research Council

7. Prolife America

8. Child Predators Exposed

9. Klan Parenthood

10. National Black Prolife Union

11. Ladies Against Feminism

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