bringing an end to abortion in Charlottesville
We support 40 Days For Life
"40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:
- Prayer and fasting
- Constant vigil
- Community outreach
The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge."
Charlottesville typically participates in the fall campaign for 40 Days for Life, if you are interested in learning more please contact them at [email protected].
Read more at 40daysforlife.com
We support ThriVe Women’s Healthcare of Central Virginia
"ThriVe Women’s Healthcare (fmr. The Pregnancy Centers) has been dedicated to helping women, teens and families in the Central Virginia area since we opened our doors in 1984. We offer a safe and confidential environment for women to receive no-cost medical services, options education, resources and referrals.”
- STI/STD Testing & Treatment
- Pregnancy Testing
- Confidential Options Education
- Abortion Information
- Ultrasound (limited)
- Pregnancy Verification
- Community Referrals & Resources
- Pregnancy Support
- Post-Abortion Care & Support
ThriVe Women’s Healthcare does not perform or refer abortions.
Read more at thrivecentralva.org
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It’s not an easy question but I hope that this article along with the reassurance of ethicist across the religious spectrum will reassure you that you are not complicit with abortion if you get either of the currently available vaccines.
Overturn Roe v. Wade?
Defund Planned Parenthood?
While these are certainly necessary and urgent strategies and tactics, especially since unborn lives are at stake, the GOAL of the pro-life movement should be this:
That every child, as much as possible, is welcomed into the world by a mother and father who love each other, love their child, and love God, therefore giving that child the opportunity to have an abundant life.
We must provide the abortion-vulnerable with the kind of support that makes it less likely that they would choose abortion, even if it were legal, and more likely that they will thrive after they choose life.
Care Net, a network of 1,100 affiliated pregnancy centers, defines this approach as a Pro ABUNDANT Life strategy, based on John 10:10, where Jesus Christ declares that he came not only to give us life but to give us abundant life.
This means that we not only embrace life by reaching pregnant mothers, but we reach, engage, and train fathers of unborn children, and help couples facing unplanned pregnancies build low-conflict, healthy marriages and strong families as much as possible.
In addition, and importantly, we must deploy the Christian Church’s central and transformative mission of offering compassion, hope, help, and discipleship to those at risk for abortion outside and inside the church.
**Read more on our blog: https://www.care-net.org/abundant-life-blog/what-should-be-the-goal-of-the-pro-life-movement?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fy21_social_media&utm_content=111518_blog_what_should_be_the_goal_of_the_pro_life_movement