Tuesday, February 16, 2016

DAY 7: Patriotism, abortion and you

by Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: Abortion destroys the fabric of society – the family.

Over time, those wounds impact entire nations. So your country needs you! That is one of many topics we discuss in this new episode of 40 Days for Life podcast.

Often we are motivated to respond to the crisis of abortion out of love of God and love of neighbor. But we also respond out of love of country.

When participating in 40 Days for Life, some people ask “Is this legal?” or “Will I get arrested?” This week’s 40 Days for Life podcast takes a look at your legal rights when you take part in a peaceful prayer vigil.

My guest is seasoned attorney Matt Britton. Matt has an expansive legal career including four terms as an elected prosecutor, county attorney, and VP and counsel to publicly-traded global tech companies.

Matt has written and spoken countless times on a wide range of legal and pro-life issues in locations across the United States as well as in England, Japan, Mexico, Korea, Singapore, China and locations across the European Union. Matt also serves as 40 Days for Life’s general counsel and chairman of the board. He is married to Libby Britton and they have eight beautiful children.

Learn how you can use your rights to save lives … and why your willingness to do so is so crucial — now more than ever.

Here’s that link again to this new episode of the 40 Days for Life podcast

Allentown, Pennsylvania
“I know it’s cold,” said one of the 40 Days for Life team leaders in Allentown, “so bundle up! We are praying for all involved to change hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life!”
A couple of dozen volunteers joined one morning to pray in the frigid cold. “It was as low as 0 degrees with the wind chill and we bore it as best we could! Stay warm out there!”
The Allentown team also passed along a note from a new volunteer, sharing impressions of joining the vigil.
“It’s amazing the impact we could have if we simply let the women and workers know that we are on their side – that we love them and they are loved. It destroyed me inside to see a young girl my own age walking in there, possibly for an abortion. I can't imagine what was going through her head. I wish I could just hug her and tell her that everything was going to be okay.”
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Vigil participants at the 40 Days for Life site in Milwaukee had an opportunity to speak to a young couple … without the interference that the abortion center’s escorts often create.
They were soon able to learn that this couple had decided against abortion … and had chosen life for their child.
“Please keep this couple and their baby in your prayers,” said one of the team leaders. “Take up your cross and pour your heart into your work for Christ. He will repay you in kind; for you can never outgive God.”

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