ABORTION KILLS CHILDREN
Arthur Topham – Reporter
Travelling into Quesnel yesterday to pay our property taxes I came upon a familiar site as I drove past Baker Memorial Hospital along Front Street. There on the sidewalk next to the parking lot across the street from the Co-op gas station were three elderly people all holding up signs. One of the ladies, Marilyn, who is a member of the Covenant of Life Church in Quesnel, was sitting on a chair on the grass and holding up a sign that read “ABORTION HURTS WOMEN”. Below it, leaning against her leg, was a second sign stating, “ABORTION KILLS CHILDREN”. A second elderly lady, Phyllis, a member of the Catholic Church, was standing holding a sign that read, “ADOPTION THE LOVING OPTION”. Next to Phyllis closer to the road into the parking lot was a gentleman, Rick, who was holding up a sign that read, “JESUS FORGIVES & HEALS”.
Rick, Phyllis and Marilyn protesting against the practise of Abortion in Quesnel, B.C.
After paying my dues to Rome and securing our home and property for another year I drove back to where the protesters were and parked in the lot and went to talk with them. Introducing myself Marilyn told me that it would be best to talk to Rick as he was the spokesperson for their group. After some preliminary chit chatting Rick, who is with the Baptist Church, told me that they have been coming out on a regular basis for some time now. They used to protest for two hours each day but now come out for one hour each time. Our message is pretty clear and simple Rick said. As Christians, who believe in God and the Holy Book and have given our lives to promoting the message of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we understand that Jesus would not be in favour of killing children while still in the womb. He made that plainly evident in Mathew 18 Vs 1-6.
Rick also added to his remarks that even those who have been found wanting by promoting and engaging in this awful practise should not think that they’ve sinned and are now lost forever for should they come to their senses and sincerely repent that Jesus will forgive them.
As the three were just about to pack up for the day my short interview ended and I went back to my vehicle. As I was leaving the parking lot I noted that Rick and Phyllis and Marilyn were praying together prior to leaving and I was able to record their prayer for all those souls whose pending lives here on Earth had been cut short while still in their gestation period and were never given the opportunity to live out their lives. I imagined too that their prayer would also have included those unfortunate women who, for whatever reasons, had decided to end the lives of their babies.
During these dark and troubled time when the children everywhere are being targeted by Satanic forces in an effort to undermine their lives and even mutilate their God-given gender one can only hope that the prayers of good Christian folks like Rick and Phyllis and Marilyn reach the Heavenly Father and the abominable practise of Abortion will cease to be.