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Prayer Vigil and Sit-in Planned in Response to Ordered Execution of Baby Munoz

Contact: Troy Newman, President, Operation Rescue, 316-841-1700; Pastor Stephen E. Broden, Fair Park Bible Fellowship, National Black Pro-Life Coalition, 214-394-0098

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 25, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the faith community will gather at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas, for prayers in opposition to the unwarranted killing of Mrs. Munoz and her baby.

A peaceful sit-in is planned in the office of Robert Earley, President and Chief Executive Officer of JPS Hospital. The sit-in participants are willing to engage in peaceful civil disobedience in order to encourage the hospital to appeal the horrific decision by Judge R.H. Wallace, Jr. to remove life support from Mrs. Munoz and her baby.

A recent study has shown that babies in similar circumstances have about a 50% survival rate. All that is needed is just a few more weeks until baby Munoz can be safely delivered and cared for properly.

Operation Rescue has more than one couple who have volunteered to adopt Baby Munoz, whether or not he or she is born with health problems.

Please join national pro-life leaders, Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, and Pastor Stephan Broden of Fair Park Bible Fellowship and Founder of National Black Pro-Life Coalition, on Sunday, January 26 at 4:00pm outside JPS Hospital, located at 1400-1598 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

"As Christians, we are compelled by faith to intervene on behalf of Mrs. Munoz and her child in obedience to Proverbs 24:ll, which states, 'Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter,'" stated Newman. "The law that was meant to be on the side of Baby Munoz has failed to protect the most vulnerable. We cannot in good conscience stand idly by while this injustice wrongly takes two innocent lives."

"We must make every attempt to save this baby. He or she is a person, guaranteed protection under the constitution. There is an alternative for the family. There are families willing to take the baby and provide a safe place for it to grow in a loving environment," said Pastor Broden. "If we err, we should err on the side of life."

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