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I’m out of town on a business trip with Hubs, and my service is sketchy at best! I’d hoped to get this post written earlier and scheduled to be published today, but that’s obviously not what happened! So, in the interest of time and my tenuous connection, I’m going to keep this short.
There are some interesting things happening on the state level with regard to abortion. Florida is trying to get a bill passed that requires a woman to have an ultrasound before she can have an abortion, while Kansas has actually signed a bill that requires physicians to offer an ultrasound pre-abortion. Oklahoma is proposing a bill that would allow pregnant women to use lethal force to protect their unborn children. It’s called the “Use of Force to Protect the Unborn Act” and has passed both the House and the Senate with no opposition. The irony here is staggering; two bills that require a doctor to at least offer proof that a person is carrying life before they snuff it out (which is being heartily opposed in Florida) and one that allows a person to kill another if the life that they’re carrying is threatened (unopposed). Once again, I’m left to believe that today’s determining factor of the value of life is no longer simply that it exists, but whether or not that life is wanted. Apparently, then, and only then, is it worth saving…defending. I can think of no more fitting scripture for our focus this week than the following:
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
Mighty fine post Melinda. Continuing to pray dear Sister!
God bless you, Melinda, for keeping this issue on the front burner. Lives are at stake!!
Standing for life. How powerful! It's hard to imagine such an initiative is even necessary when you consider how precious it (all life, born & not yet born) was just a few short years ago.
If ever we needed a Savior, it would be now. Thank God He's got some darn dynamic servants too!
I’m here. Be safe. Give your MIL special wishes for good health. She really is a jewel.
Thank you for keeping me posted. Prayer is needed in this country for change of heart.
continuing to pray in Plano, Tx. Very good post!
Thank you for the update Melinda – the irony is amazing and heartbreaking. My prayers continue.
Praying in Oregon.
Still praying with you!
Amen and Amen! Thank you for such lovely posts about this topic!
Beautifully said!! Still “amening” the prayer!!!!
So much love,
Have a blessed Holy week.
Continuing to pray.
Adding my voice to the mix today! And thanks for your witness about Sister Jewel. I loved reading about her life and witness, even as I love seeing it in the lives of those who are still with us. May this week be filled with many glimpses of our Father’s love for you! These are good days to be His Easter people.
Continuing to prayer! Thanks for another beautiful prayer.
Amen! You said it well — may your words be just the beginning.
I’m praying for our leadership to see that a life, any life, all life is worth fighting for — worth dying for. It’s life, not convenience!
Thank you sweet sister!
Praying in Alabama!
I am deeply encouraged by this post and moved to pray more this week for Obama,that he will surrender to the King of Kings and have deep conviction for the lives at stake.
Praying!!! Sorry I couldn't check in on Monday we are out of the country & had no service… I prayed any way