“America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts — a child — as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.”Mother Teresa
God had something to say about life in the womb:
“You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside and my intricate outside, and wove them all together in my mother’s womb. I thank You, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything You do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly You know me, Lord! You even formed every bone in my body when You created (raqam – ‘to variegate colors; embroider; needlework; fabricate; to be skillfully wrought’) me in the secret place; carefully, skillfully You shaped me from nothing to something. You saw who You created me to be before I became me! Before I’d ever seen the light of day, the number of days You planned for me were already recorded in Your book. Every single moment You are thinking of me! How precious and wonderful to consider that You cherish me constantly in Your every thought! O God, Your desires toward me are more than the grains of sand on every shore! When I awake each morning, You’re still with me.” (Psalm 139:13-17; TPT)
Pray with me that the Court gets it right today. Here’s a prayer by Dutch Sheets that we can all pray together:
Father, You formed us in our mother’s womb, weaving us into the person You wanted and needed. You chose our purpose, and while we were being formed wove into us the gifts and abilities we would need to accomplish that purpose (Galatians 1:15). You filled John with Your Spirit while he was still in the womb (Luke 1:15). He leaped for joy in his mother’s womb when Mary, pregnant with Christ, entered the room (Luke 1:41). Fetuses that are not yet human beings are not filled with Your Spirit and don’t leap for joy. John was obviously already a person. Paul’s destiny and identity were shaped while still in his mother’s womb (Galatians 1:15).
Forgive America, Father, for killing our children. Today, we join with the blood of 60 million babies, crying out to You for justice. Please end America’s covenant with death (Isaiah 28:15-18). Help us this day, Father, end the shedding of innocent blood in our land.
Move on enough Supreme Court Justices to give life a victory today. [5 of the 9, a simple majority, must vote for life.] Peel back any veil blinding them to truth. Enable them to see through the maze of twisted and tangled legal arguments, the layers of what-ifs and wherefores. Show the insidiousness and lunacy of finding the right to kill babies in the word “privacy.” How simple this decision should be! The framers of the Constitution would be shocked and horrified at what we have done with their words. Awaken the conscience of our nation, and start with 5 Justices.
We decree that life and decency will prevail in the United States of America.
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