Speaking Intelligently on Euthanasia

daily_commentary_09_24_15In a culture that increasingly seems to support euthanasia and assisted-suicide, do you struggle with speaking clearly and intelligently on the issue?

Our friends at the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview have released a short commentary that clearly sums up ways we can engage our friends and neighbors about the sanctity of human life.

John Stonestreet writes,

“A great place to start: focus in on the definition of words, especially ‘dignity’ and ‘compassion.’ These words are used to great effect by pro-euthanasia forces, but they’ve been redefined. ‘Dignity’ went from meaning worthy of honor and being treated with respect to meaning little more than fully affirming one’s lifestyle choices.

“And, ‘compassion’? Well, that one’s been really debased. The word comes from the Latin for ‘to suffer with.’ The Greek New Testament word rendered ‘compassion’ meant to feel something in your guts. Both captured the intense and very personal quality of true compassion. . . .

“So this is what our neighbors must understand. Wherever physician-assisted suicide has reared its ugly head, ‘dignity’ is reduced to an economic calculation, not an inherent quality that we all share. And there’s nothing ‘compassionate’ about physician assisted suicide, either. Instead of suffering with someone, it merely insists they go away. Permanently.”

I strongly encourage you to listen to Stonestreet’s full commentary. You can check it out below or click here to hear it at BreakPoint.org.

[audio:http://bit.ly/1Vb5G9A|titles=Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide]

40 Days for Life Kicking Off this Week

The semiannual 40 Days for Life prayer vigils kick off in Arkansas and elsewhere around the country this week.

This is an opportunity for pro-lifers to peacefully gather for prayer outside abortion facilities.

40 Days for Life has been credited with saving more than 10,000 lives from abortion since 2007, and many former abortion clinic workers have attested that they left the abortion industry because of Christians praying outside their clinics as part of these vigils.

If you would like to pray to end abortion, you can find additional details about local 40 Days for Life vigils at www.40DaysForLife.com.

Planned Parenthood CEO to Testify Before Congress on Aborted Baby Sales Scandal

According to LifeNews.com, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards will testify before members of Congress regarding the series of undercover videos allegedly showing members of her organization discuss the sale of aborted fetal remains.

LifeNews writes,

“The House Oversight Committee plans to ask Richards to appear before an investigative committee conducting the third hearing into the abortion company after a series of 10 videos exposed its top doctors and officials explaining how Planned Parenthood appears to violate multiple federal laws by altering abortion procedures to obtain body parts form aborted babies and selling those body parts for profit.”

The testimony is expected to occur one week from today, on September 29.

LifeNews has also compiled an overview of the ten undercover videos released so far: (more…)