Tuesday, January 22, 2013

40 years ago, pt. 2

Today, January 22, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion in the United States. Roe v. Wade = close to 55 million abortions since 1973. [source]

This morning at 5 a.m. I started my coffee and turned on the radio to hear the news of the day, I heard about how some famous singer thought American Idol should be cancelled. I heard a weather and traffic report (it's 20 degrees F and the roads are icy due to freezing fog in case you're wondering). I heard about some crazy guy who did mean things to his grandma's dog because it was nipping at him. I became curious and took a look at the webpage for our local radio news station to see what the top stories of the day were [take a look] and if there would be any mention of Roe v. Wade...

There wasn't. I think that maybe RC is right.

So, last Friday afternoon the kids and I spent an hour down in Vancouver at the Clark County Courthouse...

       

Have you ever done this? We had not.

There wasn't a huge crowd (I counted about 65 people), no media, no pro-abortion signs to counter ours. Just a couple dozen people with a heart to stand locally against the plague of abortion in our land...I was humbled.

Take a look at the words on the "Clark County Public Safety Memorial" pictured above. Even my kids, at 14 and 12 got it... "Dedicated to all those past, present and future, who have served to make our community a safe place to live." unless you're an unborn baby... That's right kids, this monument is dedicated to you.

As a family we are officially off the fence, and we hope you'll join us.

~Lisa

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12 comments:

  1. Close to 55 million babies who cried out to be protected...all those silent cries. At least they are now in God's safe and comforting arms. Good for your family!!!

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    1. Praise God for His mercy! Thanks for the encouragement, Sue!
      Blessings, ~Lisa :)

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  2. Great job, Lisa and family!

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    1. Good to hear from you, Lisa! Thanks for visiting and for the support! ~Lisa :)

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  3. This issue is such a hard one to accept by so many. As Believers, we need to continue to keep an open dialogue with women that find this to be their only choice. If we can talk to them and make them see how they will feel down the road, maybe they will stop and meditate on their decision a bit more.

    Great joy Lisa...how wonderful that your children can understand this issue. Blessings to you my friend,

    Maria

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    1. Nice to hear from you, Maria! Loving dialogue is so important! Thank you for that reminder, dear sister. :) Blessings to you and yours, my friend, ~Lisa

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  4. Thank you for your loving stand to help preserve life, and a better life for women.

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    1. Your words are an encouragement to us, Tanya! Thank you!!

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  5. This issue has been close to my heart for so long, but with young kids of my own I find it difficult to get out and in action. Great job making the leap with your family! I hope we can join you soon.

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    1. With our youngest being 12 now, so many opportunities have opened up to us that weren't doable just a few years ago...your time will come! For now, you can definitely take action through prayer! What a testimony our prayers are to our small children! They do remember what we talked about and prayed over and thereby know what is/was important to us! Blessings to you and your family, ~Lisa :)

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  6. Many thanks, ladies, for visiting and taking a moment to leave a note. I hope my post didn't come across as self-promoting or as patting ourselves on the back to any of you (or to others who've read it). So thankful for each of you! Blessings, ~Lisa :)

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  7. I wish we could have gone too!

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