Mahatma Gandhi, famed nationalist leader of India who led the long struggle to gain independence from Great Britain, said this about his non-violent campaign: “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.”

It has been 39 years since the Roe v. Wade decision during which more than 50 million lives have been abruptly and brutally ended. If this hideous and inhumane procedure occurred to animals, there would be a mighty uproar.

Next year marks the 40th year this bad law, which denied personhood to those hidden from our view, was enacted. The number 40 happens to be a biblically significant number. We hope that change in a good way is on the horizon for the innocent unborn whose only crime is to have been conceived.

Forty Days for Life peaceful prayer vigils began on Feb. 22 before nationwide and worldwide abortion facilities.

Dr. Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, referred to them as chambers instead of clinics, since clinics are places one goes to get well.

At these facilities, however, mothers leave emotionally wounded and babies don’t leave at all.

After having performed about 75,000 abortions, Nathanson became an outspoken defender of the baby’s right to live due to the advent of ultrasound technology.

Prayer vigils are being held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Augusta. There is help and other options for mothers who believe abortion is the only solution to their pregnancy.

Just as one cannot unring a bell once it has been rung, neither can one undo an abortion once it has been done. It’s time for a win for the little ones who have no voice but ours regarding their destiny.

Lorraine Fecteau

Winslow

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