Being a Voice for the Unborn
February 26, 2020
This week I want to focus the Grace Newsletter on the plight of the unborn child in the womb. I was in Bible School in the States at the time of the now world famous "Roe vs Wade" decision. For nearly five decades we lived with this "law" that would have been unthinkable in previous generations.
Before the last US presidental election I was explaining to someone that I could not vote for a pro-abortion canidate. The response of this Christian person was "We aren't going to be able to change the way things are so it doesn't matter how we vote." I was shocked by that statement!
I believe as Kingdom sons and daughters we can change the course of history. Others have in their generation why not now? Does abortion look like Kingdom coming to earth? This Saturday we have a "Pro-Life March." I would like to encourage you to pray and march with thousands of followers of Jesus this week!
Saturday, 29 February @ 1:00 PM
I keep getting a glimpse of what heaven may be like. I believe one day we will meet children in heaven that have been aborted. I'm envisioning a time when these little ones will ask us "Did you know that we were being killed in the womb? Did you do anything about it?"
I want to do something about it! Join me in writing to our politicians, praying into this situation and being part of the March this Saturday. I've included a letter that was sent to me recently. Have a read through it. Let's do what we can... Let's see His Kingdom come, His will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10).
Let's save lives!!
On Friday, 14 February, the specially convened Abortion Legislation Select Committee published its report recommending the Bill be passed. Second Reading vote may be as early as Thursday 20 February.
The recommendation is unsurprising, given that five of the seven committee members are openly pro-abortion - the only substantial minority dissenting view was that of Agnes Loheni MP.
Even though 91.6% of 25,718 written submissions opposed the Bill, they chose to listen to only around 160 of the approximately 2,800 submitters who asked to speak. The government is determined to push through its extreme abortion law proposal quickly, while trying to avoid any public scrutiny, and without making this an election issue.
Please engage once more with local MP’s to encourage them to "VOTE NO", along with reminding them that this will become a front-and-centre issue in the September elections, depending on how they vote. Encourage others to do the same.
Bear in mind that emails with the word “abortion” will often be automatically blocked, so possibly avoid using that word when emailing MPs. Alternatively, post a letter (fast post), delivering a letter to their office by hand, or even booking an appointment to speak with them in person.
In dialogue with MPs, try to be very specific as to why you are against this extreme abortion bill. To help with this, google:
MARCH FOR LIFE
Please attend and/or promote:
Saturday 29 February, Auckland CBD
1.00 pm Gather - Freyberg Square – ADJACENT TO BRITOMART
2.00 pm March - to Aotea Square, via Queen Street
2.45 pm Speeches
Please pray UNCEASINGLY Individually and with others:
• For our MPs voting on the Abortion Legislation Bill;
• For support for those experiencing vulnerable pregnancies;
• For the healing of those wounded by abortion;
• For a family-friendly joyful March that celebrates life.
Thank you again for your devoted service to Life.