Sanctity…

January 21, 2008 at 10:15 am 2 comments

SANCTITY:  defined–
     1: holiness of life and character : godliness 2 a: the quality or state of being holy or sacred : inviolability bplural : sacred objects, obligations, or rights

This week we celebrate the sanctity of human life.  (Click here for more information.)

I heard statistics yesterday — just a few years ago 1 out of every 3 pregnancies ended in abortion (Pro-Abortion statistics, not Pro-Life statistics.)  The whole room gasped and questioned.  The numbers are real.   Thankfully, there was somewhat of a sigh of relief to hear that we are now down to 1 in every 5, thanks to the care and concern of many HARD workers.  20%?  That shocks me still.
Interestingly, for mothers who see their unborn children by ultrasound, 88% of those choose to not abort the child.  Read more about that effort here.

My heart was deeply touched by a blog post I just happened to stumble across here with a woman recounting her abortive experience. 

If you have gone through this experience, there is help and healing and wholeness for you.  Click here.

This, from iGoogle’s selected quotes for today: 
     Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.
  – Ronald Reagan
[don’t miss the words to a song posted as Comment 1 in the comments]

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  • 1. bellissimanh  |  January 21, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Sad statistics… sad epidemic. I remember a song Phil Keaggy wrote years ago (I’m dating myself) called “Little Ones.” Powerful message.

    Who will speak up for the little ones?
    Helpless and half-abandoned.
    They’ve got the right to choose life
    They don’t want to lose,
    I’ve got to speak up, won’t you?

    Equal rights, equal time, for the unborn children.
    Their precious lives are on the line,
    How can we be rid of them?
    Passing laws, passing out
    Bills and new amendments.
    Pay the cost and turn about,
    And face the young defendants.

    Who will speak up for the little ones?
    Helpless and half-abandoned.
    They’ve got the right to choose life
    They don’t want to lose,
    I’ve got to speak up, won’t you?

    Many come and many go,
    Conceived but not delivered.
    The toll is astronomical,
    How can we be indifferent.

    Little hands, little feet,
    Tears for Him who made you.
    Should all on earth forsake you now,
    But He’ll never forsake you.

    Who will speak up for the little ones?
    Helpless and half-abandoned.
    They’ve got the right to choose life
    They don’t want to lose,
    I’ve got to speak up, won’t you?

    Forming hearts, forming minds,
    Quenched before awakened,
    For so many deliberate crimes
    The earth will soon be shaken.

    Little hands, little feet,
    Tears for Him who made you.
    Should all on earth forsake you now,
    But He’ll never forsake you.

    Who will speak up for the little ones?
    Helpless and half-abandoned.
    They’ve got the right to choose life
    They don’t want to lose,
    I’ve got to speak up, won’t you?

  • 2. tam  |  January 21, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Maggie, thank you for sharing my story. I’m in the process of writing a book about it titled, “The Day I Told My Daughter” in hopes to get it out so others can read the hard truth about such decisions.

    The statistics are mind blowing aren’t they? I pray voices like yours and mine can help better those numbers!

    By the way…I love this blog and your family is beautiful 😉

    Nice to “meet” you~

    Tam

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