Wednesday, September 27, 2006

To Care about the Unborn Child

Followup - October 21. In reference to the below, the very person George and I met with has some practical suggestions for getting involved with the Pro-Life movemement, such as "joining a pro-life group, supporting a local crisis pregnancy centre or encouraging your church to start one. Or, how about getting your church to hold a "Pro-life Sunday" and invite a Christian Pro-life speaker? Also good [for Britons] to mention the BVA (British Victims of Abortion) Helpline for post-abortion counselling and crisis pregnancy advice."

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Yesterday George and I met with a Pro-life advocate here in Britain. It made me realize how little I had cared about this issue. I repent, and hope this apathy will change permanently.

The number of babies being killed is horrendous. Over 6 million (the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust) in Britain alone since abortion was legalized here in 1967. One in three women has had an abortion (not confirmed). This is just Britain. And Christians don't talk about it here.

In Eastern Europe some women have had abortions more than five times. In some places there are far more abortions than births, and in many places abortion is legal *right up until birth* if there is anything "wrong" with the baby. In many Western nations, 80% of pre-born babies known to have Downs syndrome are being aborted. This is like the Holocaust, where everyone deemed less-than-perfect was done away with. We're just doing it earlier.

Another interesting fact: apparently when a mother can see a picture of her unborn child, she is is *far* more likely to keep it.

When a baby is aborted, a human life ends. Every time a mother decides not to abort a baby, she brings a whole new life--for childhood, marriage, family, worshipping and serving God--into the world.

I know this is a sensitive subject, but I just needed to confess my apathy for it, because what is happening is abhorrent. What are the eternal implications??

What can we do? We can do something, and we can start by caring.

God have mercy.
ar TORONTO, CANADA | 2023+

APRIL


MAY

27 Sat (1) 11am Commencement speaker at R. University, (2) ~3pm+ time w/ V/AR+
29 Mon (1) 9:30am VT prayer, (2) 3pm mtg DerCh - Mississauga
30 Tue (1) 10am ph call (AA), (2) 5:30pm video mtg (IsTan), (3) 8pm neighbourhood prayer mtg

JUNE
1 Thu (1) 11:30am Zoom mtg (LM), (2) 4pm mtg (VS,KBr)
2 Fri (1) 10:30am ph call (PVDW; SL w/ boys; ~J working)
3 Sat SL w/ boys and MG
5 Mon (1) 9:30am VT prayer mtg, (2) 2pm Europe call, (3) 5pm mtg/walk (YM)
6 Tue (1) 11:30am lunch (GD) - St. Jacobs, (2) 4pm mtg (AF) - Cambridge, (3) 7:30pm worship night
9 Fri ~J's b'day
10 Sat North Bay trip
13 Tue 11am mtg (DAy) (~J school trip w/ ~Co | text BD)
14 Wed 9:30am time w/ BD
15 Thu 4:30pm video mtg (Paul T.)
16 Fri (1) 9am video med appt, (2) 15-km run (Prayer Journey "warm-up")
17 Sat Prayer Journey (my own: 50km GTA bike-ride; Jessie's: 5KM) and speaking at GTA after-party
23-25 Fri-Sat poss. SL
26 Mon 2pm Europe monthly call
29 ... July 7 Thu-Fri poss. holiday in Arkansas

JULY
... 7 Thu-Fri poss. holiday in Arkansas
~8-17 SA+ in Toronto; P/H Bell likely visiting too
15 Sat aft+ baptism (Saj; NaB may be coming)
17-21 Mon-Fri Kids Kapers camp
24 Mon 2:45pm med. appt
26 Wed (1) 11am video mtg (SM), (2) 3pm Zoom mtg (SMa,SB), (3) 7pm ~J speaking at Greenhouse/Zoe - UofT downtown
27 Thu 10am video MVT board mtg
31 Mon 3:05pm med. appt
July/Aug CCWM board mtg / AGM

AUGUST
2 Wed 11am video mtg (SM+)
6-12 Sun-Fri Cottage w/ O/DN+ and UB/AC - Windermere; plus Muskoka
19 Sat poss. ~J fam beach day - Brighton area
25-29 Fri-Tue MoveIn staff retreat - southern Ontario

2023+
Sep 21 Thu - MVT board mtg
Sep 23 Sat poss. date of GV memorial
Sep 24 Sun ~Ch's b'day
Sep ~26-28 Poss. time in Lushnjë, Albania
Sep 29 - Oct 6 MoveIn Europe Conference+ - Durrës, Albania
Oct 21 Sat poss./unlikely date of GV memorial
Oct 21-27 Dollar-a-Day week
Early Nov Poss. fundraising event - Niagara
Nov-Jan Poss. time in India - Goa; Philippines - Manila+; Indonesia - Jakarta/Bali; LA/San Diego