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Defending Life in the Pikes Peak Region

MAR
18

Doing the Right Thing

There is a dark blemish on our beautiful city.  It is Planned Parenthood, the primary provider of abortions.  It is located in the vicinity of Centennial Blvd and Fillmore Street.  On the sidewalk close by, pro-life people gather to pray for the unborn and for the conversion of hearts.  As I was praying and looking at this evil facility, my mind wandered, thinking about so many other hideous crimes against humanity.  Under Hitler, Stalin, and Mao, it is estimated 100 million people were exterminated.  Under those regimes, if good and caring people protested they could be next in line!  Not so in our country.  In our Republic, power belongs to the people.  We can take action!!

Today we remember and are painfully aware of the insidious treatment to the slaves and American Indians.  For many years our laws did not protect them from injustices.  As a child growing up in Montana, I often heard, “The only good Indian is a dead Indian!”  Why didn’t good people take action?  There are lots of reasons.  The main one was they bought into misinformation that mainly the slaves and the Indians in some ways were not considered fully human.

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MAR
09

Can You Spend an Hour at 40 Days for Life?

The latest 40 Days for Life campaign has been active since March 1st.

The impact of these campaigns has been extraordinary (numbers as of this writing):

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DEC
24

Tire Change Saves Baby?

A few weeks ago, a couple of young women were driving down Centennial when they pulled to the side of the road due to a flat tire.

Their protracted attempt to change the tire drew the notice of one of the prayer volunteers standing on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood.

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NOV
14

Reflections from the Sidewalk, Part 3

I am feeling victorious this week. As the 40 Days for Life (https://40daysforlife.com/) Fall 2016 Campaign ended on November 6th I reflected on the difference this peaceful, prayerful vigil made in our world. Record numbers of people came out to the sidewalk to pray in 367 cities in all 50 states of the U.S. and 23 countries. We know of 717 lives that were saved in the course of the 40 days, and there is no telling how many hearts were changed. Two days later our country elected a vocal advocate for life instead of a politician bent on expanding abortion in our wounded world. While it’s true that our battle for life is not over, we can certainly celebrate this step in the right direction. Will we succeed in putting an end to abortion in our lifetime? I don’t know, but it looks better today than it did a few weeks ago. In the meantime, I’ll keep heading out to the sidewalk to pray. I hope you’ll join me.

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OCT
30

Reflections from the Sidewalk, Part 2

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.

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