Thursday, November 06, 2008

The harvast

I was folding cloths and watching God TV this morning. I don't even know who was speaking but I heard these comforting words, “You never reap a harvest in the same season you sow the seeds". I had a burden to pray for the elections. I felt called to pray for life. I realize many of you can not understand my one-dimensional view on this issue. I've gotten e-mail from many people who felt there where so many other important things to consider. All I can tell you is my heart is pure before God. I grieve over the 40 million lives that have already been lost to abortion in America. I saw in this election cycle an opportunity to change the way our culture views life. I saw the opportunity to change the court. This opportunity will probably not come again for 30 more years. With the federal funding of abortion (something Obama supports) we will probably lose another 50 million lives. I feel even today the weight of grief over this loss of another generation of beautiful lives. I realize Americas "reputation" is in the ditch but somehow that never seemed as heart wrenching as the thought abortions would continue without restriction...and be funded by the federal government. I ask God why? Why would you burden my heart to pray for America? I have cried night and day for weeks. I have never prayed so much for anything. Why would we fall short of victory? I can only count my prayers as seed. I know God holds all my tears in a cup of his remembrance. Nothing is lost. America and the world have cried out for a king. They project a great deal of hope upon a man that can not heal the planet of part the sea. I hope for the sake of America and the world that he rules well. I also pray that he does not have enough support in Congress to pass the freedom of choice act (FOCA). It is his expressed intent to remove all restrictions on abortion. My best friend Cindy told me that even democrats oppose late term abortion. She felt the bill could not get the votes to pass congress. So I will pray she is right.

It is clear that FOCA would immediately make null and void every current restriction on abortion in all jurisdictions.

- State abortion reporting requirements in all 50 states
- Forty-four states’ laws concerning parental involvement
- Forty states’ laws on restricting later-term abortions
- Forty-six states’ conscience protection laws for individual health care providers
- Twenty-seven states’ conscience protection laws for institutions
- Thirty-eight states’ bans on partial-birth abortions
- Thirty-three states’ laws on requiring counseling before an abortion
- Sixteen states’ laws concerning ultrasounds before an abortion

The passage of FOCA would not only force the issue of taxpayer funded abortions on both the federal and state governments, but would also overturn the wishes of all 50 state legislatures and millions of people in the states. Many of these laws are hugely popular. For example, Florida's 1994 amendment requiring parental notification was approved in a referendum with 65 percent of the vote. In an October 2007 Harris poll, 38 percent of the respondents wanted no change in current abortion laws, while 42 percent wanted to see laws that made it tougher for a woman to get an abortion. Only 16 percent of respondents wanted the government to make it easier for a woman to get an abortion.

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