Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Arizona Rally and March for Life Events

There are a number of events this weekend to remember the 40 million children lost to abortion over the last 35 years. Check out the Arizona Right to Life website for the details but here are some highlights to keep in mind as you plan for the rest of your week.

January 18, 2008 7:00 pm - Pro-Life Youth Vigil and Candlelight March at the ASU Newman Center in Tempe.

January 19, 2008 9:00 am - Tucson March for Life

January 20, 2008 Arizona Right to Life March and Rally for Life at Wesley Bolin Plaza at the Arizona State Capitol. The event will begin with people gathering at 12:30. pm.

January 22, 2008 5:30 pm Candlelight Vigil at OLPH Church in Scottsdale

This is a somber and sober time to reflect on what we have done and what we have failed to do. It is a time to ask for forgiveness for the many times that we have failed to act in defense of life. But it is also a time to ask God for the courage to live our lives in defense of life in the future and to rededicate ourselves to the proposition that all humans are created equal.

The only way we will lose is if we do not show up. We are winning the war that was started by those who wanted abortion on demand. We have not let them graft abortion into the ordinary world of medicine. Abortion is still regarded as a terrible procedure. No one becomes a doctor to do abortions. As abortionists become older, the mills are closing. WE have better crisis pregnancy centers with modern equipment ready to show the mother her little unborn child. We continue to show the young people that life is more affirming than death and that only in life can one find hope. The latest birth statistics are very encouraging to those of us who care about our nation and its survival.

But we need you to stay engaged in the process. We need you - the grass roots to remind politicians and bureaucrats that we will not accept a culture that embraces abortion. We want a culture that affirms life.

WE may have seen the beginning of something big with the panoply of movies all touching upon an unplanned pregnancy and the protagonist's decision regarding same. From Bella to Juno, audiences were confronted with the subject in as different setting. It was not a rally or a political event. The subject of the "A" word was on the big screen.

The 2008 elections are right around the corner. The voice for life must be clearly heard and understood. We want protection for all life, form those in the womb to those at the end of life. All life must be protected in law.

See you Sunday.


At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From above: "There are a number of events this weekend to remember the 40 million children lost to abortion over the last 35 years."

Although, of course, this is one of humankind's self-imposed nightmares the full extent of which (i.e. the death count) literally only God knows, but according to the latest trusted statistics (from Planned Parenthood's own grim reaper Guttmacher wing), it has now been 50 MILLION children legally exterminated in the US since Roe v. Wade (see recent NLRC News article and other sources). And in fact, the legalization bill signed by New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1970 about 2 1/2 before Roe (the last major state "liberalization" to occur before the Supreme Court flushed the Constitution down the toilet) had resulted in a larger percentage increase in this carnage than even national legalization of abortion-on-demand did starting in January 1973.

(It is usually better to trust the opposition's figures because they lack the self-serving conflict-of-interest that one's own organization's inevitably reflect, including those of hired guns. Witness the meaningless and/or misleading polling data the NRLC constantly spews out, to no discernable improvement in voting patterns. There aren't any ongoing pro-life efforts in this area anyway....)

And as also occurred last year, the vigil at OLPH featured a moving series of petitions to these forever lost lives, appropriately delivered by a teenager whose (undoubtedly wonderful) parents loved her enough to give her a chance at life, and who felt the mature responsibility not to consider their children mere "products of conception" to be jettisoned if somehow inconvenient; my humblest bravos to them and to all parents and guardians doing no less than acting as loving surrogates for God Himself.

John K. Walker


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