Friday, January 21, 2011

God Hearing Prayers Healed Rep. Giffords of Gunshot

Nearly 8 in 10 American voters say they believe prayers helped Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords survive the Tucson shooting, according to a Fox News poll.

-- From "Most Say Prayer Helped Save Congresswoman Giffords" by Dana Blanton, 1/20/11

The congresswoman and 18 others were shot on Jan. 8 at a town-hall meeting in Tucson. Her neurosurgeon has called her recovery “miraculous.” Giffords is expected to be transferred to a rehabilitation facility as early as Friday to continue recovering from brain injuries she suffered after being shot in the head.

Seventy-seven percent of voters believe prayers helped save Giffords, while 17 percent don’t believe that. The remaining 6 percent are unsure.

Those most likely to believe prayer saved Giffords include white Born-Again Christians (95 percent), those who regularly attend religious services (91 percent), blacks (91 percent), Republicans (84 percent), Southerners (83 percent) and women (81 percent).

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From "The Giffords Miracle" by John Hayward, Human Events 1/18/11

CNN reports that her doctors estimate Gabrielle Giffords could be out of the hospital as soon as “days to weeks.”

This is an astonishing, and wonderful, recovery from a horrific wound. Giffords was shot in the face with a 9mm handgun at point-blank range. You won’t find a doctor in her hospital who doesn’t speak of miracles.

A long period of rehabilitation awaits the congresswoman after she’s released from the hospital. The Washington Post wondered this morning if Arizona statutes might force her to retire her seat in Congress, but concluded they are not legally applicable to her office. (And, as National Review’s Jim Geraghty put it, “Who wants to be the Arizonan leading the charge to get Gabrielle Giffords removed from office?”)

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Also read, Blamed for Tucson Killings, Christians Pray -- and then read how the Tea Party movement is a Christian movement.