Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (2016)


Today the Orthodox Church in America recognizes the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. I want to mention of a quote from President Obama’s 11 January 2016 State of the Union speech.   It’s not easy to find something from him to quote for this Sunday, but he said something which caught my ears:

So, my fellow Americans, whatever you may believe, whether you prefer one party or no party, our collective future depends on your willingness to uphold your obligations as a citizen. To vote. To speak out. To stand up for others, especially the weak, especially the vulnerable, knowing that each of us is only here because somebody, somewhere, stood up for us. To stay active in our public life so it reflects the goodness and decency and optimism that I see in the American people every single day.

The President called upon us to stand up especially for the weak and vulnerable, and to remember “that each of us is only here because somebody, somewhere, stood up for us.” That is exactly the sentiment we who are pro-life and who believe in the sanctity of human life are doing for the babies in their mother’s wombs. President Obama said we should speak up and vote. We do that, and we also pray.

Here is the prayer that the Orthodox Church in America offers for the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. It is a prayer for all, including the unborn babies and also for all politicians, even those who don’t respect the sanctity of human life in the womb.

O Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son, Who are in the bosom of the Father, True God, source of life and immortality, Light of Light, Who came into the world to enlighten it: You were pleased to be conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary for the salvation of our souls by the power of Your All-Holy Spirit. O Master, Who came that we might have life more abundantly, we ask You to enlighten the minds and hearts of those blinded to the truth that life begins at conception and that the unborn in the womb are already adorned with Your image and likeness; enable us to guard, cherish, and protect the lives of all those who are unable to care for themselves. For You are the Giver of Life, bringing each person from non-being into being, sealing each person with divine and infinite love. Be merciful, O Lord, to those who, through ignorance or willfulness, affront Your divine goodness and providence through the evil act of abortion. May they, and all of us, come to the life of Your Truth and glorify You, the Giver of Life, together with Your Father, and Your All-Holy and Life-giving Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

ChiRho1/19/2016 9:40 pm
Ironic that Obama is in favor of every kind of abortion, to include late term and the most gruesome procedures of an already gruesome act.

Obama and his henchmen slipped mandatory abortion funding by taxpayers and required by all employers (even religious) through insurance into the infamous "Afordable Healthcare Act," known by his own name while lying through his teeth and telling everyone that this would not be in the law.

Obama vetoed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, the largest and most well known abortion provider in the United States just in the last few months. And this occured after not one, not two, but AT LEAST 5 to 7 (perhaps more, I've lost count) undercover videos were released revealing the brutality with which Planned Parenthood adminstrators and doctors behave and proving that they regularly commit felonies, butcher babies to sell their body parts for profit like animals, and laugh and joke about these evil, horrendous, vile and despicable acts.

Obama as late as 2014 or 2015 said the words "Gob bless Planned Parenthood."

Perhaps I am too blunt, but I do not wish mercy on those who willfully aid the slaughter of the innocent. I wish them cast from their positions of power and influence.
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