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LifeNews Report: House Pulls Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

 


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Friday, March 24, 2017

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Top Stories
• House Pulls Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood After Conservatives Say Obamacare Not Repealed Enough
• House Rules Committee Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
• President Trump Pushes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood: “P.P. Will Continue if They Stop This Plan”
• New Analysis: Obamacare Regulations Drove Up Health Insurance Premium Costs By Up to 68%

More Pro-Life News
• Abortion Biz CEO Cecile Richards: Women Will “Lose Their Lives” if Planned Parenthod Defunded
• Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Slams Ivanka Trump for Not Defending Abortion
• Woman’s Heartwarming Letter About Son With Down Syndrome: “He Taught Me to Live in the Joy of the Moment”
• Man Stabs His Girlfriend More Than Two Dozen Times Because She Refused an Abortion
• At Planned Parenthood Women are 160 Times More Likely to be Sold an Abortion Than Helped With Adoption
• Planned Parenthood Cartoon Draws Unborn Baby as a Merely a Dot
• This Woman is Going to Dance Around in a Giant Birth Control Packet to Promote Abortion
• Media Trashes Pregnancy Centers for Advertising Abortion Alternatives
• ACLU Waging All-Out War to Prevent Women From Seeing Ultrasound of Their Baby Before an Abortion
• Paramedics Forced to Wheel Woman Injured in Botched Abortion Through Back Alley of Trash and Dumpsters
• Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Pro-Life Advocates Outside Abortion Clinic
• Hawaii Defeats Dangerous Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide
• Hong Kong Adoption Agency Has Served 53,000 Women, Saving Thousands of Babies From Abortion

House Pulls Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood After Conservatives Say Obamacare Not Repealed Enough
Republicans in the House of Representatives have pulled the bill to defund Planned Parenthood after conservative Republicans said the legislation did not go far enough in repealing ObamaCare.

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House Rules Committee Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
The House Rules Committee this morning passed a bill that would defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and repeal major parts of Obamacare.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

President Trump Pushes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood: “P.P. Will Continue if They Stop This Plan”
President Donald Trump is pushing the bill to defund Planned Parenthood today saying that funding for the abortion business will continue if opponents of the measure stop it.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

New Analysis: Obamacare Regulations Drove Up Health Insurance Premium Costs By Up to 68%
Obamacare caused premiums to rise for various reasons, chief among them being the vast new regulations the law imposed on insurance markets.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Abortion Biz CEO Cecile Richards: Women Will “Lose Their Lives” if Planned Parenthod Defunded
Women will “lose their lives” with the new GOP healthcare bill, according to the president of Planned Parenthood.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Slams Ivanka Trump for Not Defending Abortion
The president of Planned Parenthood criticized President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka on Friday for not speaking up for the abortion chain’s taxpayer funding.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Woman’s Heartwarming Letter About Son With Down Syndrome: “He Taught Me to Live in the Joy of the Moment”
British mom Molly Macleod said raising a son with Down syndrome is not what she expected.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Man Stabs His Girlfriend More Than Two Dozen Times Because She Refused an Abortion
Hydrocephalus is a disease where fluid collects in the brain of an unborn baby. the prognosis varies, but many children with hydrocephalus go on to live normal lives.

Clic k to Read at LifeNews.com.

Paramedics Forced to Wheel Woman Injured in Botched Abortion Through Back Alley of Trash and Dumpsters

Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Pro-Life Advocates Outside Abortion Clinic

Hawaii Defeats Dangerous Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide

Hong Kong Adoption Agency Has Served 53,000 Women, Saving Thousands of Babies From Abortion

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From 40 Days For Life: DAY 24: “Abortion care happens here”

 

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Deacon John,

“Health care happens here.”

That’s what the big pink banners hanging from the walls of Planned Parenthood abortion businesses read. We see them everywhere.

That slogan ties in with their usual deceitful talking points about mammograms, cancer screenings and prenatal care – things that either happen at Planned Parenthood rarely – or don’t even happen there at all.

Just when you think Planned Parenthood can’t get any more out of touch or desensitized to women, we see a sign like this one in Boston.

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It was so stunning that prayer volunteers had to put their own sign right next to it.

Planned Parenthood has become much more aggressive now that their government cash is threatened.

But “abortion care”?

Thankfully, people are beginning to see through Planned Parenthood’s slogans.

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In St. Louis recently, a young woman left Planned Parenthood after changing her mind about abortion. As she walked away, she told volunteers, “I’m not religious or anything, but I just felt something demonic there.”

Brian, the 40 Days for Life leader in St. Louis, agreed. “Evil surrounds this clinic. This is something our volunteers sense, too … engaging in this spiritual warfare is very difficult and tolling, yet we persevere.”

You may be able to see another slogan in fine print on the Planned Parenthood sign: “Care. No matter what.”

To this we can only respond: “Prayer. No matter what.”

Let’s get to work!

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Eureka, California

While visiting with volunteers at a rally in Eureka, 40 Days for Life’s Steve Karlen learned this campaign is built on strong leadership from a variety of Christian faith communities.

The leaders told Steve that Planned Parenthood in Eureka is losing money. As a result, its parent group had to merge with another Planned Parenthood affiliate.

“One of the people I met said his involvement in 40 Days for Life opened up a door for him to talk with a pregnant niece,” Steve said. “He encouraged her to choose life – and she did!”

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Lisbon, Portugal

Paula, the 40 Days for Life leader in Lisbon, says the campaign there continues to grow.

Volunteers have witnessed emotional scenes outside the abortion center – including one instance where a 39-year-old woman came out in tears after having an abortion.

“She said she just wanted to go home, get into bed and cry,” Paula said. She had no children, and said “I’ve never hurt anyone, not even an ant” … but she thought the abortion was something she “had to do.”

She was given information about Rachel’s Vineyard and post-abortion healing … [more]

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Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand. O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name.

— Nehemiah 1:10-11

We pray for your continued guidance and protection throughout the remainder of this 40-day campaign. May we be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in Your work, knowing that our labor will not be in vain.

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Shawn Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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Obamacare repeal measure would end subsidies for California’s mandatory abortion coverage in insurance plans

On March 23, 2012, supporters from both sides of the abortion issue share the sidewalk next to the Planned Parenthood clinic in West Glenwood, Colo. (Kelley Cox/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

“California is really in a bind here”

A California law requiring all health plans cover abortions is set to collide with federal Affordable Care Act repeal efforts that would cut federal subsidies for health plans that pay for the procedure.

State officials and health advocates have pledged to fight a stipulation of the Republican-authored American Health Care Act that could deprive 1.4 million Californians of the federal tax credits that help them afford coverage on the Covered California health exchange.

Abortion is considered a basic health service under California law, and all plans regulated by the Department of Managed Health Care are required to cover it. That includes plans offered through the Covered California exchange. About 90 percent of the 1.4 million Californians insured through the exchange receive tax credits to offset the cost of care.

Under the new health care bill, people with any plan covering abortions, other than in instances of rape, incest and life-threatening medical situations, couldn’t receive those subsidies. All 11 health plans offered through Covered California would be cut off.

“California is really in a bind here,” said Amy Chen, staff attorney in the Los Angeles office of the National Health Law Program, a legal organization that advocates for the health rights of low-income people. “It creates an untenable situation because almost no one would be eligible for these tax credits.”

The average enrollee in Covered California plans received $3,500 in credits in 2016, while the average household received $5,300. Without those subsidies, many people would be priced out of coverage, Chen said.

In other states, where abortion coverage is not required, some marketplace plans will likely drop the benefit in favor of the subsidy. California is the only state requiring health plans pay for abortions.

Full story at Sacramento Bee.

Mary TV: March 24, 2017 Update from Denis! – A Response to the National Catholic Register

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March 24, 2017

“Faithful Await Vatican Verdict on Medjugorje:

 Cardinal Francis Arinze, whose new book about Marian veneration will be released this month, tells the Register ‘it’s not so simple’ for Rome to rule on the matter.”
It’s puzzling that the March 14, 2017 National Catholic Register article (headline above) didn’t cite anyone who was well-informed on Medjugorje.  The principal sources for the story were veteran anti-Medjugorje partisans Donel Foley and Bishop Ratko Peric (see:http://marytv.tv/?cat=5 ).  Perhaps things are “not so simple” because articles like this amplify and propagate the confusion they themselves create.
In an older variation of their assault on the apparition, Foley and Peric wield as their weapon early transcripts of conversations with the visionaries.
These transcripts are “the key to understanding Medjugorje,” Foley believes, as they “reveal the serious problems with accepting the visions as genuinely supernatural,” an aspect he highlighted in his book.  Foley hopes that more people will pay attention to them, and he would like the Vatican to publish “an agreed and authentic” multilingual version of the transcripts to help the ordinary faithful “better understand the phenomena of Medjugorje.”
What Foley does not mention, although he is well aware of it, is that the version of the transcripts he cites was produced at the beginning of the phenomenon by two local Communist Party members operating under orders to end the apparitions. The two members were the nephew and niece of Fr. Ivo Sivric, a Croatian priest who moved to the USA a long time ago.  When his relatives fell into disgrace for their efforts, Fr. Sivric sought to sabotage Medjugorje by publishing doctored versions of the transcript in English.  Foley, E. Michael Jones and others then built their whole case against Medjugorje around these transcripts.
The whole affair calls to mind the famous “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” produced by anti-Semites but publicized as having been written by Jews – and then used to justify attacks on the Jews. Anyone can write transcripts – and if it came from a declared enemy why should I trust them if I can’t listen to the actual tapes?
All this “he said-she said” kind of argument may have left the debate in the same situation as that reported by the Register if not for one major recent headline not mentioned in the story or by Foley, Peric, et al.  Authentic transcripts of the actual tape-recorded conversations were recently published as Medjugorje: The First Days by Fr. James Mulligan.  The book has “a full, un-redacted transcript of 22 tape recorded interviews and on-the-spot commentaries with the visionaries.” A comparison between these transcripts and the snarky Sivric version not only exposes the deceit of the latter but also testifies to the transparency and innocence of the visionaries in the first days of the apparition! They support the authenticity of the apparition rather than the other way around as Foley-Peric would have us believe.
In an additional attempt to cast aspersions on these events, the article draws attention to what it thinks reveals Pope Francis’ negative opinion of Medjugorje:
Some believe he appeared to allude to the apparitions when, in a talk to 140 superiors general of male religious orders and congregations last November he said the real Madonna is not “at the head of a post office,” every day sending “a different letter that says, “my children, do this, and then the next day do that.”
It’s more likely the pope was referring to the apparitions in San Nicolas, Argentina, with which he is very familiar, and not Medjugorje.   After returning from Rome last week, Bishop Hugo Santiago, of San Nicolás, declared the on-going messages being given by Our Lady there could no longer be disseminated (March 18, 2017, “Crux”). In sharp contrast the pope is sending his personal envoy to Medjugorje next week to oversee the pastoral care of pilgrims who are coming from all over the world.  And the Papal envoy hasn’t concealed his joy! (“Archbishop Henryk Hoser to Aleteia: We should not be worried about Medjugorje!” Aleteia, March 15, 2017,  Read Article)
The Register’s article notes:
For Cardinal Arinze, the pastoral effects of Medjugorje are “the most important thing.  If the effects are good,” he said, “we rejoice.”
Important for Cardinal Francis Arinze are the positive effects Medjugorje has had on the faithful who visit. “One point that is not doubted is that people who go there actually repent.  They actually go to confession, go to Mass — that is, they become better Christians…. So it is a shrine.”
On October 10, 2007 Cardinal Arinze thanked me for my book, “Medjugorje and the Church”.  “May God bless you for the great diligence put into producing this well-documented work which I shall read with great interest.”  For 25 years, readers of Catholic print media in the US have been bombarded with dishonest reporting on Medjugorje.  I suggest their readers take a look at my book (which carries a Nihil Obstat) to consider the other side.  (Medjugorje and the Church, Queenship Publishing)
Denis Nolan
March 23, 2017
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“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.” 
Saint John Paul II
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Mary TV March 24, 2017 Reflection – Be it done unto me according to Your word!


The Cenacolo Christmas Play – the Annunciation!
(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016


J.M.J.

March 24, 2017
 
Dear Family of Mary!
 
Tomorrow we expect to receive the monthly message from Our Lady. It will also be the Feast of the Annunciation!!! What a great day to receive a message from Our Lady.
 
In preparation I suggest that we read and pray over again, the Gospel account of the Annunciation, and then the message we received on February 25. This way we can prepare to hear from Our Lady again, as we honor her as the great Mother of God!!
 

The Gospel for the Annunciation:

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;
and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever;
and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

And Mary said to the angel, “How shall this be, since I have no husband?”
And the angel said to her,
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;
therefore the child to be born will be called holy,
the Son of God.

And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1: 26-38)

And Our Lady’s Message from last month:   

“Dear children! Today I am calling you to profoundly live your faith and to implore the Most High to strengthen it, so that winds and storms cannot break it. May the roots of your faith be prayer and hope in eternal life. Already now, little children, work on yourselves in this time of grace, wherein God is giving you the grace – through renunciation and the call to conversion – to be people of clear and persevering faith and hope. Thank you for having responded to my call.” February 25, 2017

At the Annunciation, Our Lady had great courage built upon her great faith. She responded to the Angel Gabriel with honesty, candor, and purity. She was ready to give herself to God completely. And she did! This is the kind of faith that has deep roots and strong branches. May we grow to be like her, even a little bit, in our little lives. Who knows what God can do through us!!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017

PS. On Sunday, March 26, Bosnia and many other countries will return to Daylight Savings Time. There will be a shift in the LIVE Schedule for Mary TV starting March 26. Consult our schedule on the home page. It will be back to normal!!

“Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world.”
Saint John Paul II
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LifeNews Report: House to Vote on Defunding Planned Parenthood, Dems to Filibuster Gorsuch


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Thursday, March 23, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• House Expected to Vote Friday on Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
• Democrats Will Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch
• Cecile Richards: Women Members of Congress Who Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood Aren’t Real Women
• Neil Gorsuch Defends His Opposition to Assisted Suicide: “Intentionally” Causing Someone’s Death is Wrong

More Pro-Life News
• Abortion Activist Wants to “Humanize” How She Aborted Her Baby
• Woman Pregnant With 4 Babies After IVF Regrets “Selective Reduction” Abortion of One Baby
• Melanie and Madeline, Two Young Women With Down Syndrome Changing the Face of Beauty
• Three Different Doctors Told Mom Seven Times to Abort Her Baby Because He Would be Disabled
• MSNBC Gripes That Neil Gorsuch Believes “Human Life is Fundamentally and Inherently Valuable”
• Woman Died From Botched 23-Week Abortion After She Lost So Much Blood She Went Into Shock
• Study Shows Breast Cancer Rates Steadily Increasing After the UK Legalized Abortion
• Pro-Life Legislator Under Fire for Saying a Baby Resulting From Rape is “Beauty From Ashes”
• California Legislator Pushes Bill to Force College Health Centers to Sell Abortion Pills
• Drug Marketed as a Pregnancy Test May Have Caused Abortions
• Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions

House Expected to Vote Friday on Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
The House of Representatives it’s expected to vote on Friday on legislation that will defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business as well as repeal major parts of Obamacare, which funds abortions.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


Democrats Will Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, an abortion advocate announced today that Democrats will filibuster the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Cecile Richards: Women Members of Congress Who Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood Aren’t Real Women
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards issued a scathing criticism of pro-life female lawmakers on Thursday ahead of a scheduled vote to defund Richards’ abortion chain.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Neil Gorsuch Defends His Opposition to Assisted Suicide: “Intentionally” Causing Someone’s Death is Wrong
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch defended his opposition to assisted suicide yesterday during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Abortion Activist Wants to “Humanize” How She Aborted Her Baby
When abortion activists talk about “humanizing” abortion, they are not talking about unborn babies. They mean getting rid of anything that makes abortion seem bad.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Woman Pregnant With 4 Babies After IVF Regrets “Selective Reduction” Abortion of One Baby
A woman who had In Vitro Fertilization done and conceived four babies had a “selective reduction” where one baby was aborted.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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Melanie and Madeline, Two Young Women With Down Syndrome Changing the Face of Beauty
Two beautiful young girls – one in France and the other from Australia – are showing the world a new face of Down syndrome.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Three Different Doctors Told Mom Seven Times to Abort Her Baby Because He Would be Disabled
Hydrocephalus is a disease where fluid collects in the brain of an unborn baby. the prognosis varies, but many children with hydrocephalus go on to live normal lives.

Clic k to Read at LifeNews.com.

Drug Marketed as a Pregnancy Test May Have Caused Abortions

Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions

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From 40 Days For Life: DAY 23: Sweet Southern charm

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Deacon John,

Not everyone likes 40 Days for Life, of course. But those who express their opposition often get unexpected reactions.

There are reasons why 40 Days for Life succeeds:

  • It’s peaceful
  • It’s prayerful
  • It’s joyful
  • It’s loving

And after a while, sometimes even the hardest of hearts start to soften.

Here’s what I mean.

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Atlanta, Georgia

At the most recent 40 Days for Life campaign, the volunteers heard often from a staff member at a school near the abortion center. And it wasn’t very friendly.

He yelled at the volunteers … and said the extra cars that vigil participants parked in the area were a danger for the school’s clients.

The police said it was both safe and legal for them to be there, but that didn’t seem to matter.

One day, he sped towards the sidewalk and slammed his brakes hard. The skidding wheels sprayed gravel at the women who were peacefully praying.

They barely reacted. They just moved a bit so their signs were still visible from the street … kept on praying … and said nothing to the angry driver.

This man still didn’t give up, and convinced the county to make the entire section of the street a no-parking zone, which took away about half of the spaces the vigil participants were accustomed to using.

“We prayed much for him,” said Margarita, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Atlanta, “for healing of whatever was causing such rage.”

This time around, it’s totally different. As he was driving to school one day recently, this same man – the guy with the angry voice and squealing tires – smiled and waved … and even spoke to the volunteers.

“He said he hopes some women will change their minds at the clinic this time,” Margarita said. “He looked amazed and embarrassed.”

What spurred the change in attitude?

He said he’d been researching “all this” and decided “it’s terrible.” He repeated the comment about hoping more women change their minds and said he hopes abortion will soon become illegal again.

“Praise God!” Margarita said. “Praying he comes to know the Lord if he hasn’t already.”

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Mendoza, Argentina

“We are doing a 24-hour vigil,” said Carmen, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Mendoza.

“During the weekends entire families participate with their little children – some of them with 5, 6 or 7 children. There are many large families here!”

Carmen said because abortion is not legal in Argentina, “we don’t know how many lives our prayers have saved. But I feel certain that our prayers are heard.”

Argentina has seen a number of pro-abortion demonstrations recently, some of which she described as “revolting. It is very unpleasant.”

She said “this has caused many people to reject abortion … and many lukewarm Christians are waking up to their faith.” During this period of pro-abortion unrest, Carmen said, “the campaign is like a ray of light.”

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Birmingham, England

“More good news!” said one of the Birmingham team leaders.

“A couple took one of our leaflets as they drove into the Marie Stopes abortion centre,” the volunteer said. After their initial appointment they came out and thanked the vigil participants.

They said the information had made them think … and they would now be keeping their baby.

Later, a man told the vigil participants that he had a change of heart, found his girlfriend inside Marie Stopes and encouraged her to leave.

“Please keep these people in your prayers,” the Birmingham team member said, “and join in your nearest 40 Days for Life campaign.”

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But the Lord said “You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in the night and perished in the night. And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left, and much livestock? Should I not be concerned about that great city?”

Jonah 4:10-11

Gracious God, loving our enemies seems like one of most difficult things you could ask of us. Please remind us that this is how you love and that if you ask it of us then you will give us the grace to do it.

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Shawn D. Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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