Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, which is why I suffer as I do.
Busloads of Bethlehem folks joined thousands of others who braved the arctic cold to march for life at the state capitol in St. Paul yesterday, the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court error that has resulted in the willful slaughter of over 50 million of America’s smallest citizens.
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.
The Prolife movement is alive and well. For example:
If you start by cutting off the arms and legs you might get interrupted and have to leave a maimed child alive. So it’s better to start by sucking out the brains. Then if you get interrupted, at least the child will be dead. This is certainly a shrewd choice when killing is legal and maiming is not.
Abortionist Abu Hayat found that out too late. So did Ana Rosa Rodrigez who lost her right arm when Hayat cut it off in her mother’s womb in October 1991. He is in trouble because he failed to kill Ana.
- Question: What famous politician said, “I am personally pro-life but politically pro-choice?"
- Answer: Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:20-25)
- Question: How is a fetus like a freeway?
- Answer: Safe. Till someone cuts in.
How many Americans thought it was OK to kill tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers in order to say no to national aggression, but think it is not OK to block an abortion clinic (without any violence) in order to say no to killing unborn children?
First: Infant Doe
April 9 – Infant Doe is born in Bloomington (IN) Hospital. In addition to Down’s Syndrome, a congenital defect which results in mild to sever retardation, the child has a surgically correctable condition which prevents food from passing through his esophagus to his stomach. Infant Doe’s parents ask that surgery not be performed and that their son not be fed either orally or intravenously.
The most popular defense of abortion today is this: without it women are forced to experience great misery and even death, especially in poor countries with limited access to contraceptives. In my conversations with these defenders, the bottom line does not seem to be that the unborn are not human beings or persons. The bottom line is a woman’s right not to be pregnant and not to endanger herself with unsafe abortions. It seems that more and more it is irrelevant that the unborn may be a human being with a right not to be killed.
For about an hour through the bars of my jail cell on October 30 I talked about abortion with the prison nurse. He left the Catholic church over birth control and became “Presbyterian”. He was not willing to talk about getting right with God, but he was willing to talk about my “ludicrous” ideas on abortion.
On December 19 eight of us from Bethlehem were among the 92 arrested while participating in a rescue at Planned Parenthood on Ford Parkway in St. Paul. Tom Steller, David Michael, David Amundson, Bruce Nelson, Chris Torkelson, Norma Warrick, Laura Johnson, and I simply sat in front of the door to say by our action: without violence we will do what we can to stop child-killing here today.
Is that remarkable? Not very. But here’s something that is.