Bobbie Patray: The times, they are a-changing?

Good morning,
For the last 46 years, pro-lifers have been working to reduce the number of abortions and to ultimately see Roe v. Wade overturned. The past two or three years seem to have brought us some real hope and some really great things have happened on the pro-life front.

While the “divide” seems to be getting deeper and wider, it also seems like pro-lifers are more engaged and determined to make their mark and move things forward.

States that have passed pro-life laws include: AL, MS, OH, GA, TN, MO, KY, AK, UT, IA. That’s a great sign!

Missouri May Become First Abortion-Free State, Last Abortion Clinic May be Shut Down

The last abortion clinic in the state of Missouri may shut down this week and its closing may have nothing to do with the new pro-life law the state legislature passed to ban abortions. The current license for the abortion center expires on Friday and the state Health Department may refuse to issue a new license. The abortion clinic has consistently injured women in botched abortions. In fact, more than 70 women have been rushed to local hospitals after failed abortions at the Planned Parenthood Center.

A Thousand Pro-Life Protestors Pray outside Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia

At 1144 Locust Street in Philadelphia, in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, at least a thousand pro-life protestors gathered on the spot where, one week ago, state representative Brian Sims filmed himself harassing a peaceful woman praying outside the clinic. He called her “disgusting” and “racist,” and repeated “shame on you.”

I Was Conceived in Rape, I’m The 1% They Exploit to Justify 100% of Abortions

“I am the one percent that is always demonized and exploited. But I’m part of a far larger collective of courageous and compassionate advocates for Life who believe in the radical notion that we all have equal and irrevocable worth regardless of how our lives began.”

President Trump Issues New Rule to Protect Conscience Rights of People Who Oppose Abortion

Pro-life groups praised the Trump administration on Friday for proposing changes to an old Obama-era rule that threatened the conscience rights of people who oppose abortions. The new rule applies to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. It clarifies that the federal definition of sex discrimination does not include abortion and makes sure the health care law complies with conscience protection laws.

Alabama families set record for adopting foster children

A record number of children from Alabama’s foster care system found permanent homes during the 2018 fiscal year, Gov. Kay Ivey announced today. “It sends a strong, wonderful message to all the foster care children in our state,” Ivey said at a news conference at the Capitol, where she posed for photos with children and their families.

Good things are happening. We are all “fearfully and wonderfully” made. We should pray for wisdom and strategies as we continue to do everything we can to protect life from conception to natural death and to restore a culture of LIFE here in our country.

Bobbie Patray