Last week was fun with tending to sick kids, celebrating my little girl’s birthday, and getting ready for my cooking class. All of the six kids have had a few days of the flu now. They’ve taken turns in pairs. I think we’re done for the season, knock on wood. In the midst of it all I got sick myself. Thank goodness for my essential oils, they gave me speed healing. I came down with a terrible cold on my daughter’s birthday. It’s really no fun to be planning festivities and baking a cake when you are feeling like your head is going to explode with congestion. But thankfully, it was just a cold and no flu. Thank goodness for the oils. Within two days I was feeling much better.
Last week marked another birthday as well, that of Roe vs. Wade. Can you believe it’s been 40 years since that landmark Supreme Court case? I am encouraged to hear that good people like the Duggars, in the video above, have joined forces to create an organization called LifeUnited to say that every life is beautiful. Every spirit formed in a mother’s womb is precious and should be protected. Their organization aims to increase public awareness of the sadness of the millions of lives of babies that have died since abortion was legalized with Roe vs. Wade. Just as World War II witnessed the Holocaust with the lives of millions of Jews being killed, my generation has witnessed a holocaust of lives killed with abortion.
Here’s what Jim Bob and Michelle say about this new organization (copied from the web site mentioned above):
Michelle recalls, “Our family visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. The designers of the museum did an incredible job telling the tragic story of over 6 million Jews who were brutally executed. The purpose of the museum is to educate others on what happened, so that hopefully, something like this will never happen again! A couple of weeks after we went to the Holocaust Museum it dawned on us that there is a holocaust taking place right here in America!”The holocaust she referenced is the epidemic of abortion in America. After that trip the Duggars began to pray about what they could do to help end abortion. Their first call was to Dan Pennell, CEO of WMtek, a Fort Pierce, FL based web development company, who immediately caught the vision. Working with Jim Bob Duggar and Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel, Dan formed the powerful coalition of pro-life groups that has become LifeUnited.LifeUnited is a collaboration of 8 singleminded but unique groups united to end abortion in America. The team includes Life International, Learn, Inc., Liberty Counsel, Living Waters, National Center for Life and Liberty, Family Research Council, The Justice Foundation, and the Duggar Family.Their first initiative called upon WMtek to pioneer a unique web experience that would, as Dan states, “tell the story of the American Holocaust, motivate others to get involved, and give them tools to activate their passion.” The compelling result is LifeUnited.org set for release to coincide with the January 25, 2013 March for Life in Washington, D.C. “This site is a powerful vehicle to express our hearts,” says Michelle, “We want everyAmerican to know that each child is a special creation of God being formed in their mother’s womb.” LifeUnited.org is a great start.
To commemorate the start of this new organization, some of the Duggars attended the March for Life in Arkansas recently, and then Josh and Anna Duggar attended the one in Washington D.C. last weekend. Josh was interviewed by Tony Perkins on a radio show along with others fighting for life. Here’s the link to the show, scroll down the page to the third show listed, the Washington Watch episode of Jan. 25, 2013.
(Photo credit: Josh and Anna Duggar, from the blog here.)