Last Saturday was a scorcher, but along with the higher heat and humidity, we welcomed the lower abortion numbers. Saturday the 27th there were 13 abortions and for the 20th of June there were 18. The last two abortion days complete the 2nd quarter for 2009, and we continue to see the incidence of abortions being almost half of where they were last year at this time.
Over all for 2009 , the amount of abortions at 104 Babcock have decreased 46% or by 215.
There were no real incidents to report over the past two weeks, but we continue to see the friends and family members of abortion minded women, come over to speak to our counselors and admit they are against abortion but feel there are limited options for their loved ones. Its a testimony of our abortion minded society who puts both, direct and indirect pressure on women with unplanned pregnancies to get abortions. It’s as though they believe pregnant girls and women “who have their entire lives in front of them”, contract some sort of disease, where they become completely disabled and incapacitated, forcing them to put their entire lives on hold.
Please continue to pray for the the abortion minded individuals and to those who perpetuate the lies and rhetoric of choice, and for all of us, that we may resist the temptations to unfairly judge others.
There was another great showing Saturday, and we were especially blessed this weekend to be joined by 8 friends from our Faith Outreach initiative. We estimated there to be 16 abortions, which would’ve been 17 if not for the fact that after looking at her sonogram, a woman high tailed it out of there . To date for 2009, there has been a 50% reduction in abortions for the Saturday abortion count.
We learned that one of the planned parenthood escorts has a compassionate side which he showed to one of our visiting prayer warriors, and that the “rent-a-cop” for planned parenthood is a Catholic who (in his words, but not quoting), is just doing a job to earn extra cash.
We’re not exactly sure when the next abortion day will be, but hopefully we’ll see you out there.
As I arrived at the sidewalk early this morning I was greeted with wonderful news. “One drove off”. There is no better news on the sidewalk than that. What a blessing! A child was saved! This reminds us how very important our presence is. Each person who arrives on the sidewalk comes with a mission. One that God put in our hearts to fulfill through his grace. We come unselfishly and with conviction to be of service to our Lord and savior.
Today a counselor spoke with her whole heart to a mother whose daughter had made up her mind that she was going to have an abortion. The mother came straight to the sidewalk and received a warm welcome. The counselor spoke to her about abortion and then earged the mother to go in and get her daughter. The mother’s tears flowed from her eyes and we could feel her devastating pain. She was truly suffering and our hearts were with her. The counselor gave her some information to give to her daughter and I gave her a rose (letting her know it was from the Blessed Mother) and she was urged to go in and talk to her daughter. I am sorry to say we never saw her come back out. Let us pray for this family as they will need healing that only God can give.
Two young men pulled up with a young girl in the back seat. They sat in their car for awhile and we tried to get their attention. When the girl got out she seemed afraid, as though she had been warned about talking to us. I got a sense that the two guys who brought her there had put alot of pressure on her. This was a classic case of a young girl being coerced by her boyfriend. I can only imagine the mental torment she was feeling. Her boyfriend kissed her and she walked through the door. This is what I refer to as the “kiss of death”. It was his way of reassuring her that she had to do this for him. The sad reality is that if he really loved her he would have never had brought her there. He let her down and soon she will truly understand just how much. As the boyfriend sat outside with his friend, many counselors tried in desperation to give him some information. He would look at his friend and laugh. As a last ditch attempt, I spoke out loud to him,”Please, at least give your child a name before he dies”. “He deserves that respect”. It had no effect on him. His heart was cold. He stood outside laughing and mocking the people that were trying to help his child that was about to die inside. The irony of it all is a sad reminder of how society has become numb to violence and murder, even when it is their own children that are the victims.
A BMW pulled up today with a couple in it. They got out in a huff. She yelled out that she would be playing satanic music while having her abortion. May God open up her eyes to truth and have mercy on her soul.
Another young woman got out of her car and when she was offered help she flipped everyone off. One of our counselors said that she appreciated that she was pointing to God and we would pray for her. That is always a tough situation but one that can be dealt with in a clever way. It helps us to not take it personally. After all, they have no idea what they are really going to face once they go inside those doors. They have been coached into thinking that we are bad but eventually they do learn the real truth. I am guessing at that point, they realize that we really were trying to help them.
I watched the Planned Parenthood escort and the “security guard” mocking me for bringing roses and offering them to the women. It saddened me that the men were incapable of seeing why each woman deserved a rose. Their hearts hardened to the reality of what was happening around them. They could not see that each woman would be facing a horrific, life changing ordeal. The beautiful life growing inside her was going to be put to death. Why shouldn’t she be offered a rose? When I think of roses, I think of the sacrifice that our savior, Jesus Christ, made so that we may be saved. The rose so beautiful with thorns of grace. The red in the petals representing the blood shed so that our sins would be forgiven. The thorns representing the crown he was made to wear as he was mocked. What a better gift to give to a woman to remind her of Jesus and his sacrifice? It is a perfect representation of our savior’s love for them.
Some angels wear wings of silken white and golden robes so grand. Some walk the earth in blue jeans and lend a helping hand. If angels had a job description it would only consist of one task: Do the work of love.
A peaceful prayer vigil today turned “bad” when members of the Unitarian “Church” showed up to protest. Not to worry though, God was present and on the job. The Unitarian church members were in disarray with homemade signs that didn’t make alot of sense. One sign saying PRO ROE. What do you think Norma L McCorvey (ROE in Roe vs. Wade), who never had an abortion but gave her baby up for adoption, would think about that sign? In 1995, Norma L. McCorvey announced she was an advocate for the pro-life movement (specifically, Operation Rescue), and campaigned to make abortion illegal. She said one day she was sitting in a Operation Rescue office looking at the fetal development poster. Her exact words were, “The progression was so obvious, the eyes were so sweet. It hurt my heart just looking at it.” “It’s like blinders just fell off of my eyes and suddenly I understood the truth-That’s a baby!” McCorvey realized she was wrong all those years about abortion. It was clear to her that abortion is wrong. She was baptized and later confirmed into the Roman Catholic church in 2005. With God there is ALWAYS HOPE. And for the ignorant who stand up and defend abortion, I pray that one day their blinders will fall off their eyes to see the truth. Even when I showed a protestor a picture of an aborted baby, he could not see the baby. I explained to him how a baby is cut into pieces in the mother’s womb and then evacuated. The picture and my words had no effect on him. He said it was just an operation like any other operation. My response, “It is not like any other operation because a baby is murdered.” The saddest part of his presence there was that he brought his young daughter who held a sign that said, “MY BODY, MY CHOICE”. One day this young lady may find out the hard way how wrong she and her father were today. What a tragedy that would be…
The abortions being done today were way up. It almost seemed as though they are recruiting in women from other areas. It is rare for a black woman to show up at this clinic but today there were at least four. Even at 11:00 am women were still going in. One incident that really stood out in my mind was a very angry black man that walked behind his car to stare us down. His eyes reeked “abuse”. We must all pray for the woman who was with him who had an abortion. No doubt, she is in a very troubled relationship. Another man came out several times to smoke a cigarette behind his car. The “police” patrol stood over next to him to talk about each of us. As though it would be reassuring to him while his baby was being murdered inside the abortion clinic. Ironic isn’t it, that the people who come with good intentions to help are considered bad in their eyes.
The good news for today was an adoptive mother walking down the sidewalk with a baby boy she had rescued from being aborted. Praise God for this beautiful soul! And at one end of the sidewalk was a mother holding a sign that said she had considered abortion 27 years ago but decided not to…a picture of the baby that was saved was on the sign. And at the other end a mother holding her dear little one and a sign she had made in defense of babies. She was hammered by an “atheist” about her beliefs but she stood her ground. How beautiful it was to see the very youngest (little children) of the pro-lifers standing before God with their signs, “She’s a baby, not a choice!”. Amen, dear children. Amen!
To all who continue to be in support of the innocent may God bless you with his boundless love and peace. For he who knows God is a light in the world. Praise be to God!
The truth, as stated in Revelations 22.12-22.15: “See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to one’s work. I am the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Dear Pro-Life Friends….
On Saturday, 15 women presented themselves to the “clinic” at 104 Babcock for an abortion. Please pray for the babies who lost their lives, for the women who lost their motherhood, and for the fathers who lost their fatherhood.
HOWEVER, an extraordinary thing happened….we witnessed Life #31 being saved at the clinic. A crying young woman came to the sidewalk counselors. She told the counselors that she was eating across the street when she saw our signs (the signs that all of you were holding!). Her family was pressuring her to have an abortion and her mother scheduled her an abortion TODAY, Monday…In her own words, “I know I have a baby inside me.” She was just looking for other options. The counselors told her about Allied Women’s Center is she had an appointment TODAY at Allied vs going to the abortion clinic! So, Praise God & Please pray for her.
Take 5 minutes to listen to this 12 year old talk about abortion, it will fire you up! Her name is Lia. She’s a 12-year-old seventh grader that recently decided to make a courageous stand in her school by giving a persuasive speech on the topic of abortion. Even when her teachers strongly encouraged her to choose a different topic, she decided to stick with what she felt passionate about. Let’s pray for more outstanding young Pro-Life activists like Lia!
More follow-up from today on the sidewalk…
Please pray for Christian & Whitney– they are both in college, worried about the future. Christian tried to talk his girlfriend Whitney out of having the abortion, by 2 pm, he still was not able to. Please pray for them, their struggle has just began.
Please pray for the souls of the aborted babies, 4 “containers”, really coffins were taken away today by the stericycle “medical waste” truck.
God Bless, Amber
Well, what weighs 6 lbs, 4 ounces? I’ll get to that…first, let me tell you a story. Last June, a young girl in a Lexus with a middle aged man drove up to Planned Parenthood at 104 Babcock. It was Saturday, and of course an abortion day. The man went into Planned Parenthood, the girl stayed in the car. As she sat there in the car all alone, she stared at the signs that said “Free Help…1-800-395-HELP”. The man came back to the car, she refused to get out, they conversed and they drove away. Later that week, SACFL found out the girl had called the number she saw on those signs. She asked for legal help, her father was forcing her to have an abortion. Operation Outcry and other ProLife legal agencies got involved to help her, court cases ensued, her father continued to push….but, that 14 year old girl chose life. Last Friday, Jan. 30th she delivered a healthy baby girl, 6 lbs, 4 oz.
Praise God! Thanks to all of you that hold signs and pray….It is making a difference!!