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SoVaNow.com / February 28, 2013
Dear Viewpoint:

Guns and Abortions Kill — The shooting of 20 precious children and 6 adults in Newtown, Connecticut was a terrible thing. People were saying what a shame; look what guns have done. Few people realized that on the same day the lives of more than 3000 babies came to an end, but not by guns. These 3000 or more babies lost their lives by abortion; some by suction method; others by forcibly removing them with forceps. These abortions were gruesome. No guns were used yet they are just as dead as the ones killed by guns.

There were all precious in the sight of God. Some will say that they were not born yet. God said He knew us before we formed in our mother’s womb. With all of these abortions, no one was charged with murder. If the woman has the baby and then kills it, she would be charged with murder. God help us!

We are living in America, a country founded on religious freedom. Our forefathers fought and died for this freedom. Today we are putting God out of everything: schools, public meetings, Congress, Senate and the White House. If we as Christians don’t start standing up for our belief in God, we will soon lose all of our Christian rights. We are letting it be taken away little by little because we are not standing up for God and country.

Christians friends, I am asking that we all pray for our leaders. Pray that God will open their eyes before it is too late.

God’s word tells us in II Chronicles, chapter 7, verse 14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and prayer; and see my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Let’s pray that it is not too late. God Bless America.
Thank you,
Douglas Fisher

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