Originally posted on 40DaysForLife.com

It’s the first Monday of this 40 Days for Life.

And Monday is the day when we report to you on lives that have been saved from abortion thus far during this campaign … but first I have a special surprise for you!

You can instantly download the “Day 6″ chapter of the brand-new 40 Days for Life book (in PDF format) — FREE!

The chapter tells the riveting story of a life saved from abortion at the last possible second — and is the chapter about which we’ve received the most positive feedback. It will bless the start of your week!

Every life saved through 40 Days for Life is due to two things:

  1. The grace of God
  2. The faithfulness of His people

And the “Day 6″ chapter reveals that powerfully. Enjoy!

Now, here’s the report on some of the 47 lives saved thus far — that we know of — during this campaign.

Go to the Vigil Schedule and sign up now!

Community Health Care Center of Pensacola is now American Family Planning.

We praise God for the 9 months lives were saved with the closing of the Community Health Care Center of Pensacola. Thank you God for allowing us to witness a miracle. We must praise God in all things!

Let us ask God to send out laborers for his harvest as we peacefully stand vigil in prayer for LIFE in Pensacola.

http://ahcaxnet.fdhc.state.fl.us/dm_web/(S(lceb4y45vhr3ccix1tunlo45))/doc_display.aspx?objectid=2252234

Frequently Asked Questions on the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Originally published on June 12, 2008; Latest Revision June 4, 2010.

As the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure approaches, some Catholics are asking the question: “Should I participate?”

The following common questions were originally addressed by Msgr. Kevin T. McMahon, former archdiocesan episcopal vicar for moral and religious matters related to health care and biotechnology, and Mrs. Christina Heddell, M.T.S., former director of the archdiocesan Respect Life Apostolate. The responses were recently updated by the current director, Mrs. Beth Lauver, based on the updated archdiocesan position statement.

Q. What is the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ official position on the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure?

A. The archdiocese’s official position is available on the Respect Life Apostolate’s website, STLRespectLife.org. You can also request a copy of the statement by calling 314.792.7555

The statement notes that the archdiocese does not encourage participation in the race. The archdiocese has directed its parishes and institutions not to organize any group participation in the race, because such participation, although aimed at fighting breast cancer, would lend Church support to all that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure promotes or funds. The most serious problem is that, according to the last data available, some Komen affiliates provide financial support to Planned Parenthood. Susan G. Komen for the Cure-St. Louis is not one of those affiliates.

Although this money is earmarked for diagnostic testing for breast cancer, it frees up other monies which Planned Parenthood can then use for the immoral practices which are the mainstay of its operations—contraception, sterilization, and abortion. Participation by Church groups in the race would send the wrong message; namely, that support for these evil practices can be justified by the pursuit of a good cause. People would rightly ask, how evil can such things be if the Church is willing to give any support to them? To act in a way that may lead others to accept or promote evil is to give scandal, which Jesus condemns and demands that we avoid. A Church group’s participation in the race would likely be a source of grave scandal.

Q. Does the archdiocese have any other objections to Komen?

A. Yes, there are two other very serious objections: First, Komen has encouraged embryonic stem cell research by identifying it as a promising avenue in the fight against breast cancer. Obtaining embryonic stem cells requires the destruction of human embryos, which is gravely immoral and cannot be justified for any reason. Even if pluripotent stem cells (the type that are extracted from embryos) were effective in preventing, treating, or curing breast cancer, and this is a big “if,” new techniques for obtaining such cells which do not require the destruction of human embryos are now being perfected. And, adult stem cells have been used successfully in treating a number of other diseases. We encourage Komen to support stem cell research that does not involve the destruction of human life.

Second, recent studies have found a link between abortion and breast cancer, while others have found no link. More research needs to be done to settle this question, so we find Komen’s premature denial of the connection between abortion and breast cancer to be irresponsible. Although Komen may not wish to fund such research, it is wrong for it to discourage an avenue of research that may identify factors related to abortion that can be linked to this disease. Such knowledge could aid in the prevention or cure of the disease.

Q. Why is it important that the archdiocese take this position, and why is it important for Catholics to know that the Church does have a position on Komen and the race?

A. The Church has an obligation to instruct the faithful in the moral truth, so that they can form their consciences correctly. Many people in good faith support Komen not knowing about its regional support of Planned Parenthood, of its denial of abortion as a cause of breast cancer, or of its endorsement of embryonic stem cell research. These are important facts which people must consider in reaching a judgment of conscience about their own participation in the race.

Q. How should Catholics who would like to participate in the race view the position of the archdiocese?

A. It is unfortunate that Komen has become morally tainted for the previously stated reasons. The Church has encouraged Catholics to find moral ways to prevent or cure every form of human illness and disease, including breast cancer. For this reason the archdiocese has asked those who might be inclined to participate in the run to write to Komen and to urge them to change its stance on embryonic stem cell research, and to stop funding Planned Parenthood. The archdiocese also encourages the faithful to fight against breast cancer praying for its victims and continuing to seek morally licit research organizations.

Q. Do you think that the Church may appear unconcerned about those who have been affected either directly or indirectly by breast cancer?

A. Given the Church’s own involvement in research aimed at finding a cure for breast cancer and the dedication of her health care institutions to preventing and treating this disease, it would be both inaccurate and unjust to make such a claim. Almost all of us have loved ones who have suffered or died from this disease. We share Komen’s goal of preventing, treating, and curing breast cancer, and we encourage the faithful of the archdiocese to support all morally licit programs directed to this cause.

The archdiocese appreciates the tremendous contribution the Komen Foundation has made to the fight against breast cancer. We encourage Komen to cease providing funds to Planned Parenthood, to support further research on the possible connections between abortion and breast cancer, and to stop promoting embryonic stem cell research. Should Komen stop supporting such immoral practices, the Church would no longer be in the regrettable position of having to discourage participation in the race.

Pro-Life Freedom Rides Campaign

Birmingham, AL & Atlanta, GA

Friday, July 23& Saturday 24th 2010

www.prolifefreedomrides.com

“My Uncle Martin had a dream that Protestants and Catholics and Gentiles and Jews would join together and sing the age old spiritual ‘Free at Last,’” stated Dr. Alveda King.  We will be singing and praying on the Pro-life Freedom Rides. We urge all people of good will to join us as we link the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century to the heart cry for life in the 21st Century.”

Friday, July 23

7pmCST: Rally (Assembly/Concert) at Birmingham Jefferson County Convention Complex (BJCC) Theatre 205.458.8400 / www.bjcc.org

2100 Richard Arrington Blvd. N Birmingham, AL 35203

SPECIAL RATES AVAILABLE AT THE BIRMINGHAM SHERATON HOTEL

205.324.5000 ∙ www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/prolifefreedom

More Hotel Listings: www.bjcc.org/attending_an_event.php?page=hotels

Saturday, July 24

9amCST: Prayer Vigil at Killing Center. Planned Parenthood: 1211 27th Place South, Birmingham, AL 35205

11:30amCST: Pro-Life Freedom Ride Campaign Caravan

Departs Birmingham for The King Center

450 Auburn Ave. NE Atlanta, Georgia 30312

4pm (EST) – Pro-life Service at the tomb of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at

The King Center in Atlanta www.thekingcenter.org 404.526-8900

www.prolifefreedomrides.comwww.facebook.com/freedomriders

1.888.735.3448



Today, is the final day of 40 Days for Life spring campaign.  We hope to see you today (Sunday, March 28th) at 2 PM for a Jericho March in front of AMS of Pensacola, 6115 Village Oaks Drive.  Yesterday, Saturday, March 27th, children did not lose their lives in Pensacola.  If abortions are going to take place in Pensacola, this week, they will most likely occur TODAY, Sunday, Palm Sunday.  We hope you will join us some time today prior to the Jericho March.  Your prayerful presence in front of the AMS of Pensacola is very important.  In the past 40 Days here in Pensacola, we have witnessed at least nineteen (19) women choose life!  AMEN!  Thank you to all those who have participated this spring.  We look forward to seeing many of you today!  Jesus We Trust In You!

Saturday, March 27th, at 4 PM, please join participants in the Panhandle Run For Life, as they pray in front of the AMS of Pensacola abortion facility.  After this prayer vigil, there will be a benefit concert and baby shower to benefit the local pregnancy resource centers.

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MARCH 27, 2010 6PM – ?

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FOOD & REFRESHMENTS: FINGER FOOD & DRINKS

BRING GIFT: BRING A SHOWER GIFT FROM LIST BELOW

FORMULADIAPERS

MATERNITY CLOTHES

BABY & TODDLER CLOTHES

TOYS

LAYETTES

CRIBS

STROLLERS

CAR SEATS

PLEASE JOIN US IN COMBINATION WITH “40 DAYS FOR LIFE “,TO STAND IN FRONT OF PENSACOLA’S  AMS abortion facility AT 4PM BEFORE THE CONCERT. BRING PINK AND BLUE BALLOONS.

As this 40 Days for Life campaign continues, the need
for prayer for an end to abortion grows clearer each
day — as does the need to pray for healing for those
whose lives have been turned upside down because of
their experiences with the pain caused by abortion.

Lynda said that through her efforts with 40 Days for
Life, she often meets both women and men “who come to
confess an earlier and much regretted decision to have
an abortion.”

She had one person tell her, “I always wonder what my
daughter’s sister would look like.”

“It’s so sad,” she said. “There are so many broken
hearts; so much emptiness. There was a person who came
to me in tears saying how sorry she was about her
decision so many years ago. We must continue to pray.”

Nancy’s story is typical of what many 40 Days for Life
vigil participants are hearing.

“I was pregnant — but not by the man I had lived with
for the previous years,” she said. An older friend —
whom she considered wiser and more experienced —
recommended abortion. “No one spoke for the life of
my preborn.”

Nancy is one of the millions who regret their
abortions. Thankfully, she found healing in Christ.

The message that healing is indeed possible is part
of the 40 Days for Life witness at many of the vigils.

There’s a photo of the 40 Days for Life vigil in
Everett, Washington that illustrates that. Prayer
volunteers are carrying signs from the Silent No More
Awareness Campaign (http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org)
that read, “Women do regret abortion” and “Men regret
lost fatherhood.”

To see the picture, go to:

http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=846

“Praying in front of Planned Parenthood has drawn me
closer to the cross than I’ve ever been before in my
life,” wrote Julie. “Twenty years ago, I had an abortion.
I never knew the power of prayer until now.”

For years, she said, the pain, shame and all that goes
with it had been buried deep within her. “This year,
God called me to 40 Days for Life and I was listening.”

She broke down while praying at the vigil. Two days
later, “I made a complete confession and turned my
life over to God, completely.

“I know I still have a long way to go in healing,”
Julie said, “but I can’t express what it feels like
to be forgiven. Thank you for your encouragement and
thanks to all of the participants of 40 Days for Life.
I could not have done this alone.”

“I was in the same situation some 30 years ago,”
explained Alicia. “I was filled with such unimaginable
guilt.” It took years for her to finally listen to God
and actually accept His forgiveness — and forgive
herself.

“I thank God that this beautiful ministry exists,” she
said, “and will continue until the end of abortion
comes to pass.”

Today’s devotional is from Carmen Pate, a member of
the 40 Days for Life board of directors.

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DAY 35 INTENTION
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Pray that all believers participating in this 40 Days
for Life campaign will make every effort to keep the
unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace
(Ephesians 4:3).

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SCRIPTURE
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And the glory which You gave Me, I have given them,
that they may be one just as We are one: I in them,
and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one,
and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and
have loved them as You have loved Me.

— John 17:22-23

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REFLECTION by Carmen Pate, Point of View
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Christ prayed that all those who would believe in Him
would be united in single purpose and spirit, just as
He and the Father were united.

I find it convicting to consider that those who would
run to Jesus with their sins, seeking forgiveness, and
falling in love with the Savior, often run from
Christians today.

Is it because they see division and dissension instead
of unity and peace?

No doubt Christ is pleased to see the body unified and
praying together during these 40 days.

This is exactly what we see when we read about the
beginnings of the church. Both the unity and the
prayer are conspicuous, along with the results of
unified prayer.

Acts 2:46-47 tells us, “So continuing daily with one
accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to
house, they ate their food with gladness and
simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor
with all the people. And the Lord added to the church
daily those who were being saved.”

No doubt the enemy is disheartened to see the unity in
prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil, and he will
continuously try to disrupt the bond of peace among
brothers and sisters in Christ.

Let us guard our hearts and minds, exhibiting the love
of Christ that He so graciously gives us, so that
those watching will see the love among us and know
that He must love them too!

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PRAYER
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Heavenly Father, give us grace in every situation to
work toward unity. With humility, gentleness, and
patience, may we endeavor to keep the unity of the
Spirit in the bond of peace.

There are hurting men and women Lord at the crossroads
of life and death who are looking for love and peace
in their lives.

May they see Christ in us and be drawn to the abundant
life that only He can give. It is in Christ’s precious
name that we pray, Amen.

Today, PRAISE GOD, we can report that three babies were saved from abortion and their mom’s and dad’s were spared from a life of regret after abortion!  One prayer vigil participant reported that a couple came out of the abortion facility and gave a thumbs up and smiled saying, ” We’re keeping our baby!”  THANK YOU JESUS!                                                   Please watch the following video and it will remind you just why they DON’T allow cell phones in the abortion facility. One reason why WE MUST STAND VIGIL and we must BE THAT CALL!