I received an email today from a friend about Bernard Nathanson's death. Those involved in the pro-life movement for a while recognize the name. Nathanson was the premier abortion doctor and pro-abortion activist in the early 70's. By his own admission, he oversaw the deaths of 75,000 babies in abortion clinics under his tutelage. He was a co-founder member of the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (now called NARAL Prochoice America) and often admitted that he and other abortion advocates in the 1960s inflated the numbers of women who died from illegal abortions at that time from a few hundred to 10,000 to gain sympathy for their cause.
You can read the article here: Bernard Nathanson Dead.
The man had a lot of blood on his hands.
But, oh, the mercy of God. Nathanson caught a glimpse of his sins, confessed them to God, and was baptized into the Catholic Church in 1996.
The man with all of that blood on his hands had every stain, every blood cell removed by the eternally divine blood of Jesus Christ.
Nathanson died February 21, 2011, a forgiven, fully pardoned, cleansed and redeemed son of God.
So, why do I share that story?
Have YOU the blood of 75,000 aborted babies on your hands? No, of course not. And so, as God cleansed and forgave the penitent Bernard Nathanson, God will also forgive and cleanse YOU of your sins -- whatever they may be.
Oh! What keeps anyone from turning to Christ for forgiveness and the power to live for Him from this day forward?