Marking 40 Years of Roe

Today marked the commemoration of 40 years of legalized abortion in America.  It is unfortunate that the events of this week even had to take place.  This is a truly sad commentary on a nation that is willing to kill more than 55 million of her children.  On the sidewalk, in front of the Supreme Court this afternoon, The International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church with Archbishop Craig Bates and Fr. Terry Gensemer of CEC for Life led us in a litany for the pre-born.  This was a beautiful service that committed, to God, all of precious babies who have died in this last year at the hands of abortionists across the land.  It was an opportunity for us to seek God’s forgiveness for the sins of our Nation and to thank Him and praise Him for his mercy and grace.

We shared the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court today with a pro-choice group of about 50-75 people who shouted and chanted “abortion on demand without apology,” “a fetus is not a baby,” and “women are not incubators.”  In the midst of their chants were those who cheered and laughed, shouted and screamed as if they were at a sporting event.  I felt very sad for that group of individuals – how can you cheer on death and be so jubilant about the fact that someone can legally kill another individual, an individual who has no means of fighting for their own life.  I prayed that someone from that group would see the light of Christ in us, that God would breakthrough to one person’s heart.

I was so blessed by the many young adults that I saw in the crowd today. Their enthusiasm and their passion for life is truly infectious.  Their energy level is high and nothing will stop these young people.  This is the survivor generation – the generation born after 1973 – the generation that will be instrumental in bringing an end to abortion in America!

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