Presbyterians Pro-Life
Presbyterians Pro-Life ENEWS
December 2012

Merry Christmas to you and all those you love! In this wonderful season of celebration I hope you will take a few minutes to ponder the wonder that Jesus came into our world as a pre-born child in the womb of Mary. It is an amazing truth and one that has implications for how we think about and care for all children in the womb and human lives at every stage of development.

As you look toward a New Year, remember the sober fact that 55 million babies have been aborted in America since Roe v. Wade 40 years ago. Take note in the bottom right column of this newsletter of some opportunities to prayerfully remember those lives cut short. Look for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday resources to appear on PPL's website right after Christmas.
A tiny hidden embryo is King of Kings!
photo by Robert Wolfe
Tiny human 6-8 wks

by Marie Bowen
The gospel message suffers when we fail to include the unborn

Two of my three sons have birthdays in the first week of December. Twice I have been pregnant and have given birth during the Advent season. Those December births impact my annual reflection on the wonder of Jesus and the wonderful news that "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us" (John 1:14).

. . .This truth is more precious to me than ever before because this year I welcomed my first grandchild! Our family celebrated his sonogram picture and prayed for him daily as he grew and developed in his mother's womb. What joy we felt in September when we saw the face of this precious boy we had already loved for months!

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We need the church's strong pro-life voice in society!

Media and cultural voices are telling women that abortion is a safe way out of an embarrassing or difficult circumstance. Teens are bombarded with sexually explicit messages and encouraged to experiment with sex while STD rates rise and abortion businesses prosper.

There is more bad news. . .Among girls becoming pregnant at age 15 or younger, over 80% undergo abortion. . .America's 40 year wholesale denial of the value of life in the womb has resulted in 55 million missing people and left millions of women and men with guilt and grief over their abortions. Who can measure how that emotional and spiritual devastation affects relationships with spouses, children? Who can assess the negative effect of abortion on an individual's relationship with God?

What is the role of the church in response?

It has always been the role of the church to teach her people what the Scripture says. The Bible is clear that God is our Maker (Job 10:8-12) and that it is God's hands that have made us. (Psalm 119:73).

Gratitude Brackets Adoption Story

"The time came when we might plan another pregnancy," Tara said of the summer of 2010. . . Their adoption story began in August 2010 with "lots of prayer." Little did they know that as little as one month later, in September 2010, an infant girl in China was born who would become their third daughter in less than two years.

Gratitude started the Moores on a path of research, prayer, and discernment.

Moved by hearts of gratitude toward God that they had been blessed with much, Tara and Daniel wanted to share it with "someone who did not have anything."

"Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way...[Mary] was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. . . an angel of the Lord appeared to [Joseph] in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." . . .When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus."
In Christ for Life,
Marie Bowen
Executive Director
Presbyterians Pro-Life
In This Issue
Tiny Embryo King of Kings!
Church's pro-life voice
Adoption story
Remember lives lost
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40 years
since Roe v. Wade
Over 50 million babies aborted.
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We wanted to let you know about the unprecedented Interdenominational Prayer Service
being organized. It will be held at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St) on the morning of Friday, January 25, 2013 (the day of the Annual March for Life), from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The prayer service is sponsored by
The National Pro-Life Religious Council (PPL is a member organization),
The National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill,
Faith and Action and Priests for Life.

We write to invite you and your organization to attend and assist us in inviting the People of God to gather at this important moment of repentance, supplication, and re-commitment to end abortion in our land and bring the healing mercy of God to the wounded.

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Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan 20) Worship Resources will be posted here on PPL's website right after Christmas. Visit our page of resources now and begin planning a special celebration of God's love for human life!

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