Forty years ago the Supreme Court made decisions concerning two cases that would ultimately mean death to tens of millions of unborn babies. The results of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton have led to the deaths of as many as one in three children born in subsequent generations and legalized abortion up to the day of birth in all 50 states.
The count now stands at 55,808, 387 babies who have lost their lives to abortion. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “State and Country Quick Facts”, January 2012, that number represents more than the combined populations of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky ,Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee in 2011 (53,702, 267).
During the past 40 years, it has become evident that Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider and abortion is a mainstay of Planned Parenthood’s business. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) on February 18, 2011 but the bill later failed to pass the Senate, by a margin of 42-58. Despite its demise, this legislative act reflected a monumental shift in America’s attitude – a shift against the nation’s largest abortion provider who receives roughly 46 percent of its budget from federal and state grants and contracts.
On January 20, 2013, across our land hundreds of pastors in the United States will speak about the sanctity of human life. We will hear what God’s plan is for life, how He is the Author and Sustainer of life and how it grieves Him to see a people bent on destroying what He has created just for the sake of convenience. It is time for us as Christians and as a nation, to speak up for the defenseless, to stop the senseless slaughter of innocent lives, and to extend mercy and forgiveness to those who have believed the lies of the evil one.
Your support and prayers for the Alpha Women’s Resource Center allow this ministry to keep truth and love alive in the midst of a dark and depressing world. Stand fast in your faith, do your part whether it is by volunteering your time, giving of your resources or speaking up for those who have been silenced. Working together we can make a difference – for LIFE!
“He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; And precious shall be their blood in His sight.” Ps 72:14 NKJ
Taken from “America’s Abortion Provider: What Everyone Should Know About Planned Parenthood” by Jeanne Monahan