Want to Pray for the Unborn? There’s an App for That!

Unless you use an iPhone.

Several years ago, the pro-life group Human Coalition developed an app that “brings together praying people from across the country for one purpose: to pray for abortion-determined individuals as they walk through their life-decision process.” The app had been available on both Android and iPhone platforms, until last week, when Apple removed it from their app store apparently in response to pro-abortion media criticism.

From LifeNews.com:

This time, a pro-life group tells LifeNews that Apple approved and subsequently removed its app from the App Store after criticism from abortion activists and liberal media outlets. As Human Coalition informs LifeNews, it released a mobile app allowing pro-life individuals and church groups to pray for Human Coalition’s abortion-seeking clients, who remain anonymous, in real time. The app, “Human Coalition,” was available for android devices in the Google Play Store, and in the Apple App Store for iOS.

After that, this past summer, the pro-life group came under intense public criticism as pro-abortion journalists took notice of the app and began attacking Human Coalition for urging pro-life people to pray for women contemplating abortion. Some articles falsely accused Human Coalition of making public women’s private information.


“In July, on the heels of pro-abortion media pushback, Apple notified us that they had removed the Human Coalition app from the App Store, citing violations of certain functionality requirements. However, Human Coalition spoke with Apple and demonstrated that not only were the cited requirements met, but that the Human Coalition app exceeded minimum requirements and functioned better than similar apps from other developers,” it said.

The app is still available in Google Play Store – I downloaded it last week, and have begun using it. It’s free, simple to navigate, and allows people to direct their prayers for women considering abortion in real time. It’s not an end-all be-all, and Human Coalition doesn’t advertise it as such. I’ve incorporated it into my daily morning prayer routine, recognizing it as another tool in the pro-life toolbox designed to save lives, help women, and end abortion through the power of prayer.

Apple caved to pro-abort pressure, which in my opinion is a terrible business decision. You’d think Apple would prefer potential customers over dead babies who’ll never buy their products, but what do I know.

And you iPhone users? Apple ought to feel some intense pro-life criticism for this decision – tell them you’re pissed off, or that you’ll switch phones. They don’t care about the unborn – so why should you care about their phones?

Image source: Human Coalition (Free social graphics)

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LarryD has been blogging since March 2008, making observations on trends within the culture and the Church. His goal? Poking hornets nests with a stick and injecting humor into the New Evangelization, with the gentle reminder that everyone's taking themselves way too seriously. He currently resides in Michigan.
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