Orthodox Thought for the Day


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

An estimated 55 million people missing

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs Wade decision, legalizing abortion in every state of the United States of America.

From The Didache*, chapter 2
And the second commandment of the Teaching; You shall not commit murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not commit pederasty, you shall not commit fornication, you shall not steal, you shall not practice magic, you shall not practice witchcraft, you shall not murder a child by abortion nor kill that which is born.
*The teaching of Christ's Twelve Apostles, written between 70 and 100 AD

On Championing the Unborn
Someone who speaks in defense of a person who suffers injustice will find an advocate in his Creator. St. Isaac of Syria
Inspiring, instructive TED talk by Alexander Tsiaras:  Conception to Birth visualized:

Links worth visiting
Orthodox Christian pro-life organization:

Frederica Mathewes-Green on the topic of abortion:

Young women helping other young women choose life:

http://www.priestsforlife.org/ and related ministry, http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/

"Little Feet" silent witness pins (they give a powerful witness without a word): 
Pin is the size of a child's feet at 10 weeks old.  Countless women have chosen life for the unborn as a result of seeing this pin worn on someone's clothing.

Christians who show love through prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil for the unborn and mothers in crisis pregnancy:

Post-abortion trauma is real...for those who regret their choice of abortion, both women and men:  http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/

The link below is a tough one to contemplate, but there are survivors of abortion out there and this is just one place they've chosen to share their voices which deserve to be heard:

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