International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge declared the London Olympics over Sunday night. The United States led the medals table with 104, followed by China with 87 and Russia with 82. London handed the Olympic flag to Rio de Janeiro, the host of the 2016 summer games.
The 2012 Summer Olympics are done, but the passion which the athletes demonstrated will live long in our memories. The passion of Michael Phelps as he made Olympic history with a career total of 22 medals, Usian Bolt who became the first man to win the 100, 200 and 4X100 relay golds in back-to-back Olympics or the 16-year old Gabby Douglas who won two gold medals and flashed that winning smile to the world.
It's that passion, of gold medal Olympians, that Brad Mattes reminds us we need to have when it comes to protecting life . . .
- To protect parents who advocate life-sustaining treatment for their babies born with Trisomy thirteen or eighteen often feel judged by doctors
- To support a closer look at the Church of Scientology as scores of women are coming forward and charging the organization with forcing or coercing them into having abortions again their will.
- To be in prayer for a change of heart in China's leadership which would lead to the overturning of China's one-child policy.
So, while we bid adieu to the 2012 Summer Olympics, Brad's daily "Life Issues®" commentaries remind us that we must continue to approach the protection of life, both young and old, born and unborn, with the passion of gold medal Olympians!
Lee Ann Jackson
We Connect. Ministry and Media.
P.S. Continuing in their commitment to restore a culture that values human life, Life Issues® recently distributed a press release about the abortion crossfire in which the Red Cross has placed itself in-- click here to read the release.
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