Resources: standing for life
- Tue, Mar 02, 2010
Many abortion providers cannot escape the fact that abortion is the taking of a life—the killing of a baby.
“I have the utmost respect for life; I appreciate that life starts early in the womb, but also believe that I’m ending it for good reasons.…So yes, I end life, but even when it’s hard, it’s for a good reason.” - Cheryl Alkon, “Confessions of an Abortion Doctor,” Boston Magazine
The first time 7-year-old Emily Bausch met Norma McCorvey, she had no idea she had come face to face with an icon of the pro-abortion movement—”Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade. To Emily, “Miss Norma” was just another person who needed Jesus.
“I wanted Miss Norma to become a Christian so she wouldn’t go to hell,” Emily told Citizen.
Emily’s mother, Ronda Mackey, is the office manager for Operation Rescue’s (OR) national headquarters in Dallas. Mackey takes daughters Emily and Chelsey, 4, to the office with her.
This is a small group lesson I wrote for Good Shepherd Community Church Growth Groups. It was designed for use in groups following my message on abortion in the January 18-19, 1997 services. Pastors (or anyone else) are welcome to make use of it. — Randy Alcorn
Circulated on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
I was asked to write this statement to be printed in my church bulletin on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday in 1998. Both believers and visiting unbelievers were in mind as I wrote it. You are welcome to use it in part or in its entirety.
This week is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in America in 1973.
Not just our society, but our church has been deeply affected by abortion. In our Sanctity of Life service last year, over fifty of our people, some walking together as families, brought thirty-five roses up the aisle in the services and placed them in a cradle—one rose for each one million children killed by abortion in America since 1973.
- Fri, Mar 15, 1991
“Rescuing” is a united action in which people peacefully place their bodies in front of the entrances of an abortion clinic. The purpose is to prevent access to the clinic, and to thereby save the lives of unborn children who would otherwise be killed shortly after their mothers enter the building.
Why Common Ground?
At a march in Washington, a pro-life activist comes face to face with a pro-choice activist.
Pro-Life: You’re a murderer.
Pro-Choice: You hate women.
Their discussion is short and to the point. Or, pointless.
Isn’t there a better way?
There’s a lot of abortion “discussion” among activists—combative rants where the participants talk at each other. Do they listen? Only enough to construct their next volley.
The following is the text of closing arguments I prepared at the request of attorney William Bailey, in February of 1991.