When we started the Pro Life Corner back in 1989, we really thought that like slavery, abortion on demand would also pass away. How wrong we were! It seems that the culture of death has hardened its heart and dug its heels in deeper than ever. We Christians believe that there cannot be an Easter without a Good Friday. It seems that we are more at Holy Thursday and many in the movement are in the garden, suffering along with our Lord Jesus Christ.
With the culture of death fully entrenched in Washington, DC we must pray and work harder than ever. May God grant us strength, courage, and His grace and lead all of His people out of this darkness, the darkness of the culture of death, and into His light and the culture of life where once again the womb will be the safest place on earth for God’s little babies to grow.
We have reason to rejoice
In spite of the pro-death mentality in this country, we have reason to rejoice in Rockford, IL. The conditions at the local abortion killing center, Northern Illinois Women’s Center (NIWC) were so filthy and outside the law for an ambulatory surgical center that the State of Illinois Department of Public Health was forced to close this center on September 30, 2011. They cannot petition to reopen until January 4, 2012. If the state enforces all the laws on the books, it’s a strong possibility this killing center may never reopen. Please pray that God’s will be done.
We especially ask God to richly bless all the men and women in the pro-life movement who tirelessly fight in this war on the unborn every day. We pray for all those who fight the battle at pregnancy centers across this country and minister directly to mom and baby and for the tens of thousands of prayer warriors, and sidewalk counselors who risk it all every day when they show up at the abortion killing centers hoping and praying for at least one save because this is how important even one life is to them. May God bless them and keep them safe.
Like hunger must be fought on a day by day basis, so, too, the war on the culture of life must be fought each and every day of our lives.
May God bless each and every one of you. May His joy, peace, and love be in all of our hearts every day of our lives, but especially at this most holy time of the year when we will gather with friends and family to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas to all.
The Staff at Pro-Life Corner
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The 2012 Pro-Life Corner
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Compiled by Stephenson County Right to Life
PO Box 697, Freeport, Il 61032
Without life nothing else matters
Our best wishes and prayers go out to all our pro-life friends. Since 1989 we have been compiling these pro-life quotes and statistics in the hope of educating people on life issues. As we go into our 39th year of decriminalized abortion, we note a slight decrease in surgical abortions. That is giving us hope. We also see a majority of people in our nation consider themselves to be pro-life. In this election year, let us vote accordingly. Now is not the time to slow down or sit back. With God’s mercy abortion can be a thing of the past. We must continue to fast and pray for an end to this holocaust.
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January 1 – Be counted among His chosen few. Pray at least one hour a week for an end to abortion and euthanasia; fast, witness at abortuaries, help out at pregnancy centers, and write letters or wherever God directs you. We must try to stop the evil of abortion or God will judge this nation accordingly.
January 8 – We need to go back to basic values. What we should be doing is working to achieve a world in which the power to bear children is viewed as a gift to be protected rather than a burden from which to be relieved.
January 15 – Lord, please help America awake to the immorality and unconstitutionality of abortion and the duty and power of the government not to promote it but to abolish it.
January 22 – Abortion is a moral and a civil rights issue that has been made into a political issue. The truth is no matter what label they place on abortion and euthanasia, it is our duty as citizens to fight it. Issues that are moral questions before they become political, remain moral questions when they become politicized.
January 29 – “Not even one abortion per week is acceptable. Not one per month. Not one per year. Not one in our lifetime…The dignity of the human person begins at the moment of conception, not at birth. The dignity, as recognized by the signers of the Declaration of Independence, is bestowed by the Creator, and no one has the right to destroy innocent unborn life.”
February 5 – History shows that when civilizations degenerate morally, the strong and powerful begin to victimize the weak and defenseless. Abortion victimizes the most vulnerable of all, the unborn child.
February 12 – Many people who say they are pro-life are sitting in their houses instead of getting up and joining us on the field of battle. Go to an abortion killing center and pray. Your witness can save lives.
February 19 – Evil acts such as rape and murder remain evil acts. They can never become good. Abortion is an evil act that can never become good. It is a common tactic to use rape and incest as a battering ram to break down opposition to abortion. Once exceptions were allowed for extreme cases, it became much easier to make exceptions for non-extreme cases. Then exceptions become the rule. We must never make exceptions that will subvert the moral law.
February 26 – Who would ever have guessed that we would live in a time, when moms and dads would pay to kill their own flesh and blood, and that human remains would be thrown out in dumpsters? Investigators in Texas discovered packets containing the refuse from several abortions in a pubic dumpster behind a woman’s “health center”.
March 4 – How different our world would be if Joanne Simpson had chosen to abort her unintended pregnancy. Instead, she gave birth to a boy who was adopted by a loving couple. That boy was Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, Inc. and the creative genius behind the iPhone, iPod, and iPad and creator of tens of thousands of jobs.
March 11 – In God’s plan, every man is born to seek self-fulfillment, for every human life is called to some task by God. At birth a human being possesses certain aptitudes and abilities in germinal form, and these qualities are to be cultivated so that they many bear fruit. By developing these traits through formal education of personal effort, the individual works his way toward the goal set for him by the Creator. Pope Paul VI
March 18 – Did you know that 70% of women who seek abortions claim to be Christian? Many of these women state they have prayed and sought the counsel of their pastor and are comfortable with the idea that killing their God-given child is the best option. No wonder we are barely making a dent in this barbaric culture of death. Oh, God, bring us back to your ways so that we may choose life.
March 25 – When the record of our life is set down, there are three pairs of eyes who see it in a different light. There is the life as I see it, as others see it, and as God sees it. While there is still time in our life to do the will of God, we must protect all life, from conception to natural death.
April 1 – Because of abortion on demand, countless plans of God have been thwarted. Can anything offend God more? Abortion affects the present in an absolute way, but it affects the future in an unfathomable way. Abortion is an intrinsic evil, never right, always wrong.
April 8 – You know that there are the world’s standards of perfection, and then there are God’s, and these are the final measure. Every child is beautiful before God, and dear to Him for their own sake. And the truest measure of any society is how it treats those who are most vulnerable. Pray for an end to abortion.
April 15 – Abortion is the number one cause of death in America. Over 3500 surgical abortions and, because of abortifacients, over 36,000 chemical abortions occur every day. Sadly, you read that right. Combined, that figure is almost 40,000 dead babies every day of the year! Abortion is killing the future of our nation.
April 22 – How bizarre that a government that protects many forms of animal life and some plant life with both fines and/or imprisonment, would turn its back on the most innocent and defenseless of humans, the baby in the womb, and actually fund their death through tax dollar supported Planned Parenthood.
April 29 – America the beautiful: “They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters…and the land was polluted with blood…” Because of abortion and euthanasia, America has lost much of its beauty.
May 6 – Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other human creature. God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation. What on God’s earth is more glorious than to be a mother? Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty
May 13 – Let us celebrate motherhood and marvel at how perfectly a mother’s body provides a nurturing environment for her tiny baby to grow and develop. May all mothers choose to give their children the gift they deserve-a birthday.
May 20 – Because abortion has been decriminalized many women go blindly through the process believing that if the government says it’s legal, then it must be OK. Countless women who have had abortions are shocked at the realities of the experience, both physically and mentally. Abortion always leaves a dead baby and a wounded conscience.
May 27 – Pray for an end to abortion so that God’s plan for every life He sends into the world can be fulfilled.
June 3 – Every day over 3500 surgical abortions occur in America. The mothers and/or fathers pay on average, over $800 to a paid assassin to kill their own flesh and blood, thereby telling God that He made a mistake in the creation of this unique life.
June 10 – You don’t have to be a scientist to comprehend that when a woman is pregnant, she is pregnant with a child-not a plant or a fish; it is a human baby that should be protected by man and law.
June 17 – Are you aware that the father of an unborn baby has no rights; the father of an unborn child cannot protect his baby from abortion? There have been cases when a father has been threatened with arrest for trying to save his child from abortion; if a mother decides to have an abortion, he is not allowed to be a part of this decision.
June 24 – Abortion is money-big money, but beyond that, it is demonic. There is an insatiable lust for blood. Many people in the culture of death see it as a blood sacrifice on the altar of the mother’s womb.
July 1 – The chief purpose of government is to protect life. Abandon that and you have abandoned all. Our country’s chief purpose has been abandoned with the onset of decriminalized abortion and the use of tax dollars to pay for them.
July 8 – If abortion is not “the business of government” why are taxpayers funding it?
July 15 – For us, murder is once for all forbidden…It makes no difference whether one takes away the life once born, or destroys it as it comes to birth…the fruit is always present in the seed.
July 22 – It’s only since the decriminalization of abortion that the push for euthanasia has been born. We are seeing the slippery slope, predicted by the pro-life movement many years ago.
July 29 – How barbaric we have become! Did you know that aborted babies are being used for experimentation and for cosmetic products? One abortionist said a baby is becoming property that we can kill, keep or sell as we see fit.
August 5 – It is not necessary to teach children the details of reproduction before they learn that abortion is a bad thing. The basis for teaching about abortion is not the reproductive system, but the dignity and worth of every human person, whether that person is big or small, young or old, healthy or sick, wanted or unwanted, convenient or inconvenient.
August 12 – Winston Churchill once said: “Show me how a nation treats its elderly and I’ll show you the soul of the people.” As a nation, our immortal soul is in grave danger because many people have rationalized not only abortion but now assisted suicide and euthanasia, as moral and a right. No good can ever come from doing evil.
August 19 – The forces behind the pro-death movement are not merely human but demonic. It is imperative to understand, as Christ reminds us, that the devil was a murderer from the beginning. The evil spirit has remained a murderer all through human history, and he is the real leader behind the philosophy of homicide which now pervades whole nations of what we still call a civilized world.
August 26 – Lenin once said, “The US will rot from within, so there is no need to destroy it from without.” Since 1973, the US has aborted (killed) over 54,000,000 babies by surgical abortion. We are, indeed, rotting from within when we continue to allow this holocaust of our future generations.
September 2 – “Abortion has been founded on lies and deception from the very beginning. All I did was lie about how I got pregnant…but my little lie grew and grew and became more horrible with each telling…With the help of willing media and the credibility of well-known columnists, the lie became known as the truth these past 39 years.” We must end abortion and euthanasia. Our life depends upon it. Norma McCorvey- Jane Roe of Roe v Wade
September 9 – As parents and grandparents we have a crucial, sometimes decisive role in the attitudes of our children and grandchildren toward abortion. Do we pass on a concern for life? Do we convey compassion, so that if our daughter or granddaughter were to become pregnant, she would know she could turn to us for understanding, rather than turn to the abortionist?
September 16 – Many women argue that “it’s my body, I can do what I want” when they are faced with an unplanned pregnancy. A body part is defined by the common genetic code it shares with the rest of its body; the unborn’s genetic code differs entirely from the mothers. Being inside something is not the same as being part of something. A car is not part of a garage because it is parked there. Babies should not be discriminated against because of their place of residence.
September 23 – Some simple abortion facts: Abortion always kills the innocent. Abortion is the premeditated killing of a baby. Abortion pits mothers against their children.
September 30 – Because of abortion on demand, death stalks every child in the womb, up until the day of birth. Where is the outrage? Why are we not protecting our children and our future?
October 7 – Terror in the womb gives birth to terror in the world. Until we stop abortion, there is no place in America that is safe; there is nowhere to hide. Terror in the womb produces terror in the world.
October 14 – If we fail to defend innocent human life in the womb, we will confront the culture of death on our own death bed! Let us never forget Terry Schiavo and the others who have been victims of the culture of death.
October 21 – “Abortion solves no problem, but kills a child, destroys the woman, weighs on the conscience of the father and often ruins a family.” Pope Benedict XVI
October 28 – We are living in a “culture of death” where the pre-born, elderly, and infirm are seen as disposable, and the pro-death forces profit from their death. It’s difficult to understand, but that’s what is happening in America. Please pray and work to end abortion and euthanasia.
November 4 – May God have mercy on us, enlighten us, send us bold leaders who are not afraid to stand up and defend the innocent and defenseless, no matter the cost. The sad reality is that our society would never tolerate the cruelty of abortion on animals, yet our nation destroys over 1.3 million human babies every year by surgical abortion without even a second thought.
November 11 – Abortion is a terrible form of murder, though decriminalized, for the simple reason that the victim is an innocent and defenseless baby in the womb and cannot plead for his/her life, cannot run, cannot reason with his/her parents who are the very same ones who are paying an assassin to end the life of their own flesh and blood.
November 18 – Abortion is not just a “private sin”; it is one which the world calls “choice” or a right. Abortion affects everyone alive today. Just as one prayer affects an entire community, the grave sin of abortion affects not just the parents of that innocent child, nor the abortionists and clinic staff, but also our communities, nation and world.
November 25 – As a “civilized” culture, we respect animals, plants and even the planet, but we consider the pre-born disposable! That proves we are not as civilized as we think.
December 2 – Many people have funeral services for their pets; they bury them with care and dignity and much sorrow. But of no concern is the fact that human babies are being disposed of in dumpsters and sewers every day because of abortion. Pray for an end to abortion.
December 9 – We see documentaries about Adolph Hitler’s hideous so-called “medical” experiments on human beings, but abortionists today are helping to do the same thing by killing babies and selling the body parts to pharmaceutical companies and universities for so-called “medical” experiments. As a nation we are no better than Hitler because we are still allowing abortion to continue.
December 16 – “When the final judgment comes …You will have no advocates; you are there alone standing before God and a terror will rip through your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, “Spare him because he loved us.” And God will look at you and say not, “did you succeed?” but “did you try?” Henry Hyde
December 23 - Let’s keep Christ in Christmas. This Christmas let us not forget the first coming of Christ so we won’t regret His second coming. May God’s blessings be with you. Merry Christmas.
December 30- Teaching children about abortion is not as difficult as some may think. Children are particularly receptive to the message of equality of all people, and to the truth that might does not make right. They have a keen sense of justice and fairness; they know what a baby is and they know it is wrong to kill a baby. It is never too soon to teach respect for all life.