As I walked the sidewalk along Centennial Blvd in front of Planned Parenthood – Colorado Springs Westside Health Center yesterday I reflected on my experiences over the years during the 40 Days for Life prayer vigils. There have been rainy days, bitter cold days, windy days, and sunny, warm days (like yesterday). There has been one constant in my 40 Days for Life experiences: the people. While the names and faces have changed, the people with whom I’ve shared the sidewalk have, without exception, been passionate about saving women and babies from the tragedy of abortion. They have not been angry or vindictive against either the women entering the clinics or those working inside them. Rather, they have prayed intensely for EVERYONE touched by this horrible reality. They smile at me, and we nod at one another acknowledging our small part in fighting the battle against the culture of death. Some hold signs, some pray quietly, some walk, some stand, but every single one I’ve encountered has inspired me to continue coming to the sidewalk to pray. The campaign goes through November 6th, for more information go to www.40daysforlife.com.
Defending Life in the Pikes Peak Region
The secretary for Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister for the Nazis, was recently interviewed. Now 105 years old, Brunhilde Pomsel notes, “No one believes me now, but I knew nothing.”
However, she also says, among other things, that “…the idealism of youth might easily have led to you having your neck broke,” a statement which indicates, according to blogger Jonathon Van Maren, that she really did have some idea of what was happening.
Lord God, we thank you for the gift of our lives, and for the lives of all our brothers and sisters. We know there is nothing that destroys more life than a culture that does not respect life from conception to the natural end of life. We now rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. We are ready to do our part in ending this culture of death by committing ourselves to NEVER be silent, NEVER be passive, NEVER be forgetful of innocent human life, at any stage of life. We commit ourselves to be active in the pro-life movement, and never stop defending life until all our brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with Liberty and Justice not for some, but for all.
It is with this in mind that we ask the Holy Spirit to guide us in our work and hear our prayers to give those who are misguided or misled a strong desire for “Objective Truth” regarding the preservation of human life, and to defeat Proposition 106, Physician Assisted Suicide. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN.
What is the primary goal for any Christian? Is it not to get to Heaven?!
Today in the State of Colorado, we face a major struggle over Proposition 106, the Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) ballot initiative. The battle between those in favor and those against is focused on HOW one dies. The argument for PAS is based on having the right, under certain conditions, to terminate one’s own life. The main strategy for those arguing against PAS is to sow doubt about the implementation of Prop 106, thereby hoping the majority of voters will vote “NO” on it! Both sides argue from a secular perspective.
With all the bells and whistles of modern communication and social media, billboards remain an extremely effective form of advertising and are a key component of Pikes Peak Citizens for Life’s multi-media strategy for reaching citizens of every age and demographic.
PPCFL billboards are big and bold. You can't escape them. You can't shut them off. Unlike a TV, radio, or computer, a billboard can't be muted or clicked away.