In 1941 a 16-year old single girl who was pregnant made the decision she would not be able to care and provide for her child when born, and insisted Social Services help her find a home for her child at birth. She interviewed a couple who had previously adopted several children, and agreed to the adoption of her baby at birth.
Approaching 8 decades of life on this good earth, I am forever thankful for her decision...I have been blessed to live as a son, brother, husband, father, uncle, cousin, grandfather, friend. So......I trust you will understand why I have rather strong personal feelings on this matter.
Please.......Make a choice to give life to a child of God.
David Neff, OblSB
FEBRUARY 19, 2019 statement by the Bishops of the Anglican Joint Synods Churches.
Excerpt: “We, the bishops of the St. Louis Continuum, therefore call upon all Christians and people of goodwill to join us in resisting the expansion of abortion in the United States, and working to roll back the laws that permit it in the first place. Our role, however, is not to craft legislation, but to bring the world to Christ, a process that begins in prayer. We therefore ask our clergy and laity to pray for those who support the practice of abortion, asking God that their hearts may be changed. Pray for the women who are struggling with the decision to keep a child, particularly those who are under outside pressure to end a pregnancy. And, as always, pray for the unborn children at risk, that they might come to know the blessings of this life. We also call upon our people to support organizations that promote adoption, minister to women in crisis, and assist families in need. We encourage them to give to these organizations the gifts of talent, treasure, and especially time, that through making personal connections with those involved, we may witness to the goodness and mercy of Christ.
We ask all of this with the fervent prayer that every life may be cherished and every person may be recognized as a child of God.”
The Sanctity Of Life Of An Unborn Child
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
- Psalm 139:13-16 -