The Day John Piper Was Arrested

Pastor John:

On December 19 eight of us from Bethlehem were among the 92 arrested while participating in a rescue at Planned Parenthood on Ford Parkway in St. Paul. [We] simply sat in front of the door to say by our action: without violence we will do what we can to stop child-killing here today.

Is that remarkable? Not very. But here’s something that is:

Liberty Ann Hinkle was born 3 and ½ months premature March 1987. She weighed 1 lb. 3 oz. She lived. I have a picture of her when she was born and one a year later. She is sitting up and smiling with a very lady-like bonnet.

Last week in St. Paul a woman 21 weeks pregnant paid to have the medical people kill her baby. What was the difference between these two babies? Perhaps a week in age. In one case the mother and medical people bent every effort for life. In the other they used their know-how to kill.

Wouldn’t you sit down in front of a door to separate a baby from a killer? 

Excerpted from "Why Would Three Pastors from Bethlehem Get Arrested?"

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Josh Etter (@joshetter) is the Director of Communications at Desiring God. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Kate.