With just 7 days left in the spring campaign, we are now aware of 346 babies whose mothers have turned away from abortion – that we know of!
Several 40 Days for Life volunteers were praying in front of Planned Parenthood, including some children who were kneeling. After a while, a young woman came out of the building and began to speak with the mother of one of the girls kneeling in prayer.
The young woman asked what was going on, and the volunteer explained, telling her that they offer support and information to women who are thinking about abortion. After some discussion, the young woman decided to keep her baby. She and the volunteer then went straight to the nearby pregnancy resource center.
“Please pray for this young woman,” said Paula in Wilmington. “She is very poor, homeless and has very little support. She has also been mistreated by her boyfriend.”
Before she left, the young woman went up to the girls and told them the good news and said that she hoped her child would be good like them — beautiful young ladies praying for her and her baby.
“She looked so happy,” Paula said. “We assured her of our prayers. Praise God!”
ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
40 Days for Life volunteers in Orange County spoke to a woman who had arrived at Planned Parenthood to schedule an appointment.
“She was told by her doctor that her baby has deformities,” said Alejandra in Orange County, “and due to her diabetes her best option would be to abort.”
She said that in her heart, that was not what she wanted to hear. But that’s also what she was told by a second doctor. One of the doctors even said Planned Parenthood “would do a good job on her.”
The “job,” of course, referred to abortion.
“After talking to us, she is now willing to give her baby a chance to live,” said Alejandra. The woman was taken to a pregnancy resource center and then to see a doctor in Los Angeles who specializes in high-risk pregnancies.
“What a difference,” the young mother said. “The people here are warm, caring and friendly. You are treated like a person — unlike at Planned Parenthood.”
Because she has diabetes, the specialist will continue to monitor her weekly so the baby has all the chances he or she deserves.
“Please keep her and her baby in your prayers,” said Alejandra. “Praise the Lord for the opportunity he gave us to reach to this mom!”
The Lakeland team recently had a blessing — an opportunity to actually meet a child who was spared from abortion during an earlier 40 Days for Life campaign.
Sherri says that while several volunteers were praying at the vigil, “a woman parked her car, quickly opened the back door and carried out a beautiful little girl.”
This woman had seen a 40 Days for Life vigil once before in another city.
“My daughter was scheduled to have an abortion,” she said. “We arrived and there were 40 Days for Life volunteers outside.” It was her prayer that SOMETHING would change her daughter’s mind.
As they sat in the waiting room, she said, “time was running out. She was next to go back. All of a sudden, she stood and said, ‘Let’s go, Mom. I can’t do this!’”
The woman then said, “God hears your prayers. He saved this precious little girl — my granddaughter. She is living proof!”
LifeNews.com Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign against abortion. He is the director of the Coalition for Life.