Sunday, January 22, 2006

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The Battle for Life - Petition Rally in Lapeer

The Sauvé family had the great priviledge of participating in a special event on this day, January 22, 2006, the 33rd anniversary of the disasterous Roe vs. Wade decision. Along with several families from our fellowship and a number of other concerned citizens, we took part in a rally to defend the lives of the unborn in front of the Old Courthouse in downtown Lapeer, Mi. The Michigan Citizens for Life, a new pro-life group in Michigan, launched their petition drive to change the wording of the Michigan Constitution to state that "life begins at conception." In one sense, it is sad that this petition drive is even necessary. To think that our state or any state would need to have it specifically stated that a pre-born human being is precious and needs to be protected and given the opportunity to enjoy "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is a sad fact today!

However, we were glad to do our part to help in the launch of this petition drive. John gave a stirring recitation of former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore's poem entitled "America the Beautiful." In it, the Judge decries the current state of affairs in our land where babies are treated like trash, judges let criminals go free, and our government and society have turned their collective backs on the God who gave us liberty! We also were privileged to hear our friend Brian Ervin give an excellent presentation of the legal and historical facts regarding the Roe vs. Wade issue. Dad (Paul) was given the opportunity to speak and shared the Biblical perspective on the preciousness of life and our responsibility to defend it. Lastly, our good friend Howard Shepherd did a great job of leading the rally and charging all to be bold and sign the petitions and get them out for all to sign that we might end the murder of the unborn in Michigan. Thank you Howard and our friends the DeLadurantey's for all the work they did to make the rally a great "first strike" in the battle for life in Michigan!

See related post on The DeLadurantey family blog

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America the Beautiful,
or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride;
I'm glad they'll never see.

Babies piled in dumpsters,
Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty;
your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly
poisoned by cocaine,
Choosing to indulge their lusts,
when God has said abstain.

From sea to shining sea,
our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love
and a need to always pray.

We've kept God in our temples,
how callous we have grown.
When earth is but His footstool,
and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government
that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless Judges
who throw reason out the door,

Too soft to place a killer
in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a baby
before he leaves the womb.

You think that God's not angry,
that our land's a moral slum?
How much longer will He wait
before His judgment comes?

How are we to face our God,
from Whom we cannot hide?
What then is left for us to do,
but stem this evil tide?

If we who are His children,
will humbly turn and pray;
Seek His holy face
and mend our evil way:

Then God will hear from Heaven
and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land
and those who live within.

But, America the Beautiful,
if you don't - then you will see,
A sad but Holy God
withdraw His hand from Thee.

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Mr. Ervin proclaiming the Truth! Posted by Picasa

State Rep. John Stahl encourages the petition drive to protect the unborn. Posted by Picasa

Save...Protect...Life. Posted by Picasa

Dad reads from Psalm 139...."You have formed me in my mothers womb... I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Posted by Picasa

Jordan and Josiah Hyslop share their unique perspective on the importance of protecting the unborn. Posted by Picasa

Mr. Howard Shepherd, MCFL's Lapeer County Coordinator, leading the Rally for Life!
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