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Breaking News Archive 2011
Encouragement out of Tragedy
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have made headlines as the parents whove raised an incredible family of 19 children. You might have watched the television show documenting the large familys life.
Recently, their expected 20th childwhom they named Jubilee Shalomsadly died by a miscarriage that Michelle experienced earlier this month. Its tragic news for a family that admirably exemplifies what it means to treasure human life.
Lately, the little ones memorial has sparked a productive discussion. I believe its one that demonstrates the pro-life movements latest winning strides in countering the war against Americas unborn children.
Consider the conversation that was generated shortly after images were made public that the Duggars chose to share at the memorial service. Little Jubilees hands and feet were beautifully depicted in touching photographs displayed on large screens.
The secular blogosphere, in particular, was especially interested in these powerful visuals. Even certain pro-abortion blogs chose to talk about the mattera shocking development in and of itself.
One pattern was duly noted in responses to the overall story.
Nobody denied that Jubilee was a human being. Even as people debated about whether the parents disrespected their deceased childs dignity, no one outwardly suppressed the key truth that this tiny life had dignity in the very first place.
This latest instance suggests that the pro-abortion lie that a baby is just a mass of tissue or cells is on the verge of becoming extinct. Theres certainly reason to be optimistic that the tide is turning in favor of the babies.
Rapidly advancing technology, like 4D ultrasound, is also playing a part in emphasizing the humanity of the unborn child. With these factors, pro-lifers have the evidence and resources available to change more hearts and minds about abortion in the coming year.
The current climate thats focused on the unborn babys humanity is a perfect one in which to drive home the key principle of Life Issues Institute. Calm, rational pro-life education is the foundation on which legislative and political victories are built both now and in the coming year. The conversation about Life isnt going away anytime soon. Lets be faithful and wise in our endeavors to not be silent on behalf of the unborn.
Happy New Year, and heres to a life-affirming 2012 for the babies and their parents.
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Life Issues Institute is dedicated to changing hearts and minds of millions of people through education. For 27 years, organizations and individuals around the world have depended upon Life Issues Institute to provide the latest information and effective tools to protect innocent human life from womb to tomb.