I love when there a bold and courageous people who are willing to stand and be heard. Such is the case with Desiree Maes, who confronted her local city council in Phoenix, Arizona earlier this year, following in the footsteps of Pastor Jeff Durbin who also reminded the council of their duty as ministers of God to cut off the crimes of the murder of the unborn in the state.
Maes stood before the Phoenix City Council on January 23, 2019 to proclaim unapologetically that she was a "follower of Jesus Christ, a local resident, a wife, a mother and a member of Apologia Church."
She opened by saying that the country had just celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and pointed to his dream that referenced our Declaration of Independence that all people are created equal by their Creator.
"Well, that dream is dead for nearly sixty million people," she stated. "Since Roe v. Wade, nearly 60 million babies have been murdered."
"So, that means every day for the past 46 years, children have been executed in our country and in our neighborhoods, all in broad daylight," she added.
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Maes said that to contemplate the magnitude of these crimes is hard to wrap our minds around, and indeed, it is.
"You may have bought into the 'pro-choice' mantra: 'her body, her choice,' but that ignorant, unscientific argument has been debunked for decades," she thundered. "So, I'm not here to talk about 'her body,' but I'm here to talk about the body inside of her body."
She went on to recount the distinct attributes of the baby carried in the womb with it's own DNA and set of fingerprints, as well as a soul.
Maes noted that through modern medical technology everyone knows what God said long ago, and that is that the baby in the womb is a living person from conception.
Not only did she mention science, true science I might add, but she also was bold enough to proclaim what many fail to understand and that is that true science is only discovering or proving what God has already told us. Without fail, when given the opportunity, true science will always demonstrate the trustworthiness of God's Word, the Bible.
Indeed, God's Word tells us that every child is a gift to their parents and to generations that follow (Psalm 127-128).
"Regardless of the circumstances that surrounded your conception, whether planned or unplanned, whether you were wanted or unwanted, whether you were born into poverty or wealth, whether you were born healthy or with special needs, whatever the circumstances were, each of you were a gift to your parents," Maes said.
Maes went on to state that every single child is precious and deserves the same protection as every other person made in the image of God.
She then recounted about thinking about the day when our children and grandchildren would look back on the American holocaust and ask, "What were you doing? Where was everybody?"
She then charged the council, "I come here today to plead with you to use your power to do something. God has sovereignly placed each of you in the positions that you're in, and now is the time to do your duty and stand up for what is right."
Maes then added, "Arizona already has laws on the books that criminalizes abortion. Why are we not enforcing them?"
"Ignore Roe and uphold AZ statute 13-3603!" she challenged. "Don't be ruthless tyrants like New York. Be courageous and help Arizona to be the first in this country to be on the right side of history by protecting the most defenseless among us."
In case you are wondering, 13-3603 reads:
A person who provides, supplies or administers to a pregnant woman, or procures such woman to take any medicine, drugs or substance, or uses or employs any instrument or other means whatever, with intent thereby to procure the miscarriage of such woman, unless it is necessary to save her life, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than two years nor more than five years.
I'd say that's pretty straightforward, but sadly is a pretty pitiful excuse for justice. However, at least it would be something if those charged with enforcing the law actually upheld it rather than shirking their duty.
Believing that she is speaking for an "army of Christians," and I might add others, that "this needs to end now," Maes concluded by saying, "We will not stop fighting and bothering you all until this monstrous, barbaric practice of legalized abortion ends... and we're teaching our children to do the same."
Remember, unlike you are told by our constitutionally ignorant president, some of the judges he has appointed and representatives, Roe v. Wade is not settled law. It is a ruling in one case, and applies only to that case, even though it was an unconstitutional ruling. Legislation is only authorized to the Congress, and even that is limited and does not include the murder of Americans.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.