Archive for January 2010
This Lutherans for Life video takes a look at the slogan “Every child a wanted child.”
I haven’t seen this, but I’ve heard it’s pretty good.
Christians from across doctrinal divides are joining to speak in one voice for the sanctity of life, amongst other things, by signing and promoting The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience.
hat tip: Plain Catholic in the Mountains
Bound4Life reports that Planned Parenthood is building the world’s second largest abortion facility in Houston, Texas. We are talking six stories tall, ladies.
A Prayer Rally and Justice March is planned to coincide with the Martin Luther King holiday. Get more info at Bound4Life.
Eternal Perspective Ministries currently has this offer:
To equip churches and prolife organizations sharing the truth about the unborn, Eternal Perspective Ministries is offering case quantities (50 books/case) of Why Pro-Life? for $1.00 per copy (an over 80% discount from the $7.99 retail price).
For more information, or to request a free copy for review, please contact Janet at (503) 668-5200 or e-mail email@example.com with your mailing information.
The per book price on smaller orders is pretty good, too. Follow this link for more info. In the right hand sidebar, there’s even a link for a pdf of the book, so you can preview before ordering.
Why Pro-Life? is just one of three pro-life books on sale in January at EPM.
This is from last fall:
The next 40 Days for Life campaign is slated for Feb. 17 through March 28.
The assignment was to write a sentence about a public servant. The little boy wrote: “The fireman came down the ladder pregnant.” The teacher took the boy aside to correct him. “Don’t you know what pregnant means?” she said. “Sure,” the boy said. “It means carrying a child.”
(Well, yes it does, indeed! But, of course, not quite in that way…)
hat tip: adapted from an email titled ”Grandchildren…,” that came to my husband via an uncle. No attribution was given.
I started wearing a Precious Feet pin a few weeks ago. On the whole, I haven’t had a lot of apparent response yet, except for a lady working at the deli who cheered and who I thought was going to come around the counter (or possibly over it) to give me a hug.
I took some to a women’s Bible study I sometimes attend, and poured them out on a table, with the comment that they were free, for anyone who wanted one. One lady got quiet and withdrawn, and stayed that way through the potluck we had after the study. I wanted to talk to her, but it never fell out that we could get alone, without me being pushy about it, and it didn’t seem the time or place to push. Otherwise, the ladies were either enthusiastic, or not interested. Two ladies – I found this interesting – each picked up a pin, looked at it, and said, “Oh, I have one of these already… somewhere…” It turns out they both used to wear one, but fell out of it, and aren’t quite sure why. One of them used to work at a crisis pregnancy center, it turns out. I didn’t know that. Now the whole group knows, which might bear fruit in the long run.
We’ve added the lapel pins at the bookstore, nestled in with the fetal models. It helps, I think, to have both. The “naked babies” freak out some people who aren’t freaked out by the pins. They both come with information cards, which, of course, do much of the heart softening and mind changing.
The other day a teen boy took his time studying a fetal model, and took a look at the pins, and read the cards. I know he comes from a solidly pro-life family (honestly Catholic, for one thing, and a history of outspokenness on the issue for three generations now), but I’m also sure he’s getting contrary messages from the culture, so I was glad we could give him some reinforcement.