Prayer and Fasting Reminder – No Choice But To Stand Up

“When abortion textbooks describe in cold, explicit detail exactly how to kill a human being by ripping off arms and legs piece by piece, civilized members of society have no choice but to stand up and demand a change.  When you think it can’t be uglier, the abortion industry continues to shock with violent methods of abortion.”

National Right to Life Director of State Legislation Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D. 
In support of Kansas ban on dismemberment abortions.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently signed the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act which will ban dilation and evacuation abortion in his state, a particularly horrendous late term abortion method.  Without going into detail, suffice it to say that the name of the procedure along with the quote above accurately describe the abortion technique.

Of course, there is no acceptable way to kill a baby, but this legislation will help the public more clearly understand the unborn child and the devastation of abortion, much like the debate surrounding the ban on the equally gruesome partial birth abortion method several years ago.  The debate and discussion humanizes the child to a culture that has been lulled into believing that abortion is simply a word that means “not being pregnant anymore”.

Kansas was long recognized as a late term abortion destination in the United States especially when abortionist George Tiller was alive and advertised late term abortions at his facility in Wichita.  Now, the legislature and the governor are working to rid the state of this reputation and to save unborn children from this horrible procedure.  This type of legislation is the first of its kind in the United States and God willing will spread quickly to other states.

In other legislative news, today in the Tennessee House of Representatives, pro-life initiatives supported by Tennessee Right to Life passed in the Health Committee.  Facility Regulation and 48 Hour Waiting Period/Informed Consent will now move for votes in the full House and Senate.  We thank God for these successes and appreciate the elected officials who were willing to “stand up and demand a change.”

This week, please pray and fast in thanksgiving for these victories for life.  Let us also pray fervently for those pro-abortion activists who testified during the committee meetings against these common sense measures.  Some of these presenters may be wounded from an abortion decision in the past for themselves or a loved one.  Let us pray that they would feel the hand of mercy from their loving Father so they can  begin healing.

Thank you for praying and fasting for an end to abortion.