Reflections on 2008
In Idaho, we can and should celebrate the closing of the Women’s Health Care abortion clinic on La Cassia, run for years by Dr. Boaz. This leaves five abortuaries in Boise: Planned Parenthood, St. Luke’s, Dr. Anthony Keys, Dr. Duane St. Clair and Dr. Darin Weyhrich.
This is undoubtedly a specific answer to prayer, as pro-Lifers have been gathering weekly for many years in front of the clinic asking for God’s mercy.
We can also be grateful for establishing a toe-hold in the battle to protect women and girls from coerced abortions. Governor Otter signed the first law in the country which begins to address the widespread problem of coerced abortions, over the objections of “pro-choice” groups like Planned Parenthood.
Our compatriots at Operation Rescue report that late-term abortions at the Tiller chop shop in Kansas have declined by some 54% as the legal and public pressure on Tiller’s operation have greatly reduced his ability to butcher children. We are grateful for the leadership of heroes like Phill Kline for their courage and stamina in holding this evil man accountable to the laws of men and God.
There is also encouraging news from the scientific community. Britain’s Telegraph reports that the scientific breakthrough around reprogramming adult stem cells has been hailed as the biggest scientific development of 2008 by the editors of Science magazine. This prestigious recognition of moral, effective alternatives to human embryo stem cell research might just spare the lives of millions – both born and preborn.
And we must also note that the electoral success given the Idaho pro-Life movement this year.
Despitethe tragic loss of Bill Sali in the Congress to a staunch abortion-rights advocate, the Abortion Lobby failed to add a single pro-abort vote to the Idaho Legislature. In fact, they lost ground in the House and Senate, promising new gains for the pro-Life movement in 2009.
We are grateful for your support this year, and ask the Lord’s blessing on you and your family as we enter a new year.