TODAY: Gather at The NM Capital for Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day

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January 22, 2020

Hello Everyone,
Today we will once again gather at our Capital for our Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day.  Due to the brevity of the session Pastors and Ministry Leaders will also meet on that day.

On behalf of Right to Life Committee of New Mexico, Family Policy Alliance, New Mexico Alliance for Life, New Mexico Pray, New Mexico Prayer Caucus, Blaze, Care Net, and First Baptist Santa Fe, we want to cordially invite you to join us for “Sanctity of Life Awareness and Unity Day” on Wednesday, January 22, at 10:30 AM. This year, we are again partnering with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and following our events at the Capitol, we will join together with them for their annual life march to the Capitol.

Pastors and Ministry Leaders-are invited you to join us for the day’s festivities, including a worship service, followed by lunch with some of our State Senators and Representatives. This lunch is for Pastors and Ministry Leaders only and we ask that they click here. to RSVP and for the event’s schedule. Please encourage your pastors to attend.
If you have not signed our 2020 Pro-Life Petition please make sure you take time to do so now by clicking here  and encourage others to do the same.
We are at a critical juncture in our state. It is imperative that we all make our presence felt and our voices heard. Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend this all important event. Fill your cars, vans and buses. It’s time.
 
Thank you all for what you do for the cause of life.
God bless,
 
Ethel Maharg
Executive Director
505881-4563
RTLCNM, 2413 Wyoming Blvd NE, Ste A, Albuquerque, NM, NM 87112

Abortion is the leading cause of death in the US: The persuasive logic and compelling story of life

January 22, 2020  |  READ TIME: 5 minutes
In The Daily Article today:

  • What if a virus killed 18 percent of unborn babies?
  • Are we “imposing our beliefs” to prevent infanticide?
  • One of the most compelling stories I’ve read
Today is the forty-seventh anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion. Since that 7–2 decision, the lives of nearly sixty-two million babies have been aborted in America.There were 862,000 abortions in the United States in 2017. This is the lowest number since abortion became legal in 1973. However, abortion remains the leading cause of death in our country: that same year, 647,457 Americans died from heart disease, the second-leading cause of death.

Worldwide, abortion is the leading cause of death as well, killing forty-two million people last year. By contrast, 8.2 million people died from cancer in 2019, thirteen million from other diseases, and 1.7 million from HIV/AIDS.

What if a virus killed 18 percent of unborn babies?

A man in Washington state has been diagnosed with the new Wuhan coronavirus, the first case reported in the US from an outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people in Asia.

Imagine that such a virus was attacking babies in the womb and killing 18 percent of them. Medical science would be doing everything possible to protect unborn children from this dire threat.

By contrast, pro-abortion forces in America are conspiring to do everything they can to protect the threat.

For example, Planned Parenthood in New York is pressuring doctors to violate their conscience by performing abortions or leave medicine. The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) is working to fight abortion restrictions and to help states enact legislation protecting the practice.

But the legal future of abortion may be more unsettled than ever. In March, the Supreme Court will hear its first abortion case since Justice Brett Kavanaugh replaced Anthony Kennedy, with a decision expected by summer. On January 2, more than two hundred Republican members of the House and Senate filed a brief urging the Court to overturn Roe once and for all.

According to the CRR, if the Court did so, abortion would likely be prohibited immediately in twenty-four states but remain legal and generally available in twenty-one states. The fight would then move to the states and their constituents.

Are we “imposing our beliefs” to prevent infanticide?

I’d like to focus my response to this tragic anniversary on two popular arguments cited by pro-choice Christians.

The first is the claim that they oppose abortion personally but are not sure they should “impose” their beliefs on others. This was precisely the position taken by a caller when I was recently discussing the abortion issue on a national radio broadcast.

She stated that she believed life to begin at conception based on her understanding of Scripture. But she considered this position to be her personal religious belief. And she has been taught by our culture that the “separation of church and state” means she should keep her religious beliefs private.

Let’s work with the logic of this position for a moment.

If you believe that human life begins at conception, you will view birth as merely the movement of that life from inside the mother’s body to outside it. Prior to this movement, the law allows the mother to abort the baby’s life. After it, the mother and her doctor must do all they can to protect the baby’s life.

Nothing has changed about the baby except its location. We are not “imposing our beliefs” to protect the baby after its birth. In fact, we are preventing infanticide. Why are we imposing them to protect the baby a moment before its birth?

An incontrovertible fact

A second assertion by some pro-choice Christians is that we cannot be sure in scientific terms when a fetus becomes a human being. They believe life begins at conception but fear “imposing” their theological position on others. If we cannot be objectively sure when the fetus becomes a human, the abortion decision should rest with the mother rather than the state, or so they claim.

Once again, let’s consider the logic of this position.

Imagine that you heard a noise outside your front door in the middle of the night. It might be a person, or it might be an animal of some kind. Would you shoot through the door before you were sure it was not a human being on the other side?

One incontrovertible fact is that every fetus, left to develop naturally to full term, will be born as what we know to be a human being. If we have to err on one side or the other, should we not err on the side of life?

One of the most compelling stories I’ve read

Every person is a miracle. David’s testimony is ours: “You formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:13–14).

As a result, each life is a story. Perhaps the most effective way we can defend life is to tell such stories. For example, Daniel and Kelly Crawford have written one of the most compelling articles I have read in a long time. I strongly urge you to read the story of their son’s brief life and learn ways to use your story to uphold the value of all life.

As we remember this tragic day, let’s pray and work for the day when our nation values every life, from conception to natural death, as passionately and practically as does our Father. William Booth’s metaphor is true not just of our secular culture but especially with regard to the sanctity of human life: “All who are not on the rock are in the sea.”

Which is true for you?

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Past Posts:

From one of my main mentors and heroes of faith, Former Congressman and now Pastor Bill Redmond, pictured above, from Los Alamos, NM:

Pray for the pastors in New Mexico who yesterday did not even mention the babies who have been slaughtered. May the Lord forgive them for their silence.

As Dietrich Bond Hoffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is evil itself: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act as to act.”

It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. Mother Teresa

I am weeping inside writing you this post……

Team Jesus, we must pray against the death of God’s babies. Saturday when I spoke at ther Albuquerque Right to Life Memorial Service for the 5,000 plus babies in New Mexico in 2019…..I got so sick to my stomach……get this please…..think about this …….please……I felt I was doing a funeral for 5,000 babies…….over 5,000 babies…..let that sink into your heart, mind and soul….What are you going to do about this? ……that is what the Lord showed me….I have always been against abortion and always will be. This evil is ‘Hitler Like’. My spirit is so very disturbed.

I have said for years….follow the money…….do your own research…….so many are making so much money off of abortion……I say again, dive in, and do your own research on this evil industry.

ABQ Journal Report

Team Jesus we need to pray against all this outside money coming into New Mexico supporting abortion. Any broadcaster or newspaper that accepts this type of advertising is supporting the death of babies. When I was in radio we would not accept this type of evil.

I posted this on Sunday before I went to FBC in Reserve, NM to preach………

Albuquerque Right to Life held a Memorial Service at Mt Calvary Cemetery yesterday, in memory of the 5,000 plus unborn children lost to abortion in New Mexico in 2019. When you are in Church today remember those precious babies that never got a chance to live like you and me. How are you going to remember these babies that never got a chance to live? What are you going to do about it? What is your Church doing to help?

I was blessed to lead in prayer and say a few words. As I prayed I would think of my own children and grandchildren. This was so very heavy on my heart, it was like a funeral service for 5,000 little babies, that is still very, very heavy on my heart this morning at 4am.

Over 5,000 babies lost their lives in New Mexico in 2019………shame on us.

We heard from many speakers! The Chapel was full of unity for God and His babies! I have not seen this much unity in the pro-life movement in New Mexico ever! PTL!

I do not think we mourn and weep enough over all these deaths.

We must stop abortion in New Mexico and in America, the whole world!

The Church must come alive in America with the love of Jesus and sharing that love! Enough of the hate and name calling. Hate just results in more hate. People come to Jesus because of unconditional love and eternal life. Only a fool spews hate. Only a fool uses foul language. All these folks in America that are running for office, if all they can do is bad mouth their opponents, they are fools. Where is the meat and potatoes? Jesus is not in all that foolishness.

Don’t waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice. Proverbs 23:9

Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2

If this hate and division continues in America, it will destroy us. Mark my word!

Hell is full of broken promises and lies. In all my years in media, I have a library full of broken promises from politicians.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:
just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
 
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.
John 13:34-35

We have been given More Responsibility Than All of The Leaders of Every Nation on Earth!

America is suffering from a spiritual drought. Mother Teresa said, “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

How does that make you feel?

America, Bless God and His babies, do not kill them.

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