All I did was send one e-mail...Since today marks the halfway point for 40 Days for Life,I sent a quick message out to the leaders of the 80+ local 40 Days for Life campaigns, asking them to report on how their first 20 days had gone.Within hours, I already had 53 amazing reports back, andthey keep rolling in!
My first thought was that I couldn't possibly share all ofthese reports with you in one day, but as I read each one I realized that you would probably be as deeply inspired as Iwas to learn all of the wonderful ways that God is working simultaneously all across America!
Let's glorify our Heavenly Father for the bountiful blessings He is providing through 40 Days for Life.But before I share all of the success stories, I wanted topass on one additional bit of VERY exciting news... * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Earlier today, I had the great privilege of spending about 30 minutes on the phone with Catholic Bishop Samuel Aquilaof the Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota. Bishop Aquila has demonstrated courageous leadership byexample during 40 Days for Life, and he agreed to let merecord our phone conversation so he could tell all of youwhy he is so excited and committed to 40 Days for Life.The audio recording of the entire discussion is posted ontoday's blog posting and I think you will be deeply touchedand encouraged. Bishop Aquila has set a great standard forwhat it means to be a Christian leader! Listen online here. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Now, here's what God is doing all across America in responseto YOUR prayer and fasting...
EL PASO, TEXAS:We are able to confirm 12 babies lives saved. Also, thelives of their parents were impacted. We are excited and hoping that our LORD will continue to raise up active pro-lifers. Not only have babies been saved but our own spiritual blindness has been lifted.
MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA: Our first 20 days have been very fulfilling. We started out not knowing what I was doing. It then started to build through the grace of God. We now have our Sidewalk Warriors at every hour that Planned Parenthood is open in Stuart, FL.The Bishop came out last Friday. We have a very diverse group. I could write volumes but I will leave you with this story. A young man and girl came up to me with tears in their eyes (They looked 16 or 17). They described how they had decided to abort their 5 month pregnancy. They saw our signs (one with a pregnancy care center and number.) They went and had a ultrasound and discovered that it was a girl.They decided at that time to keep the baby. They wanted us to know, and their words were, "Thanks for being here."
MADISON, WISCONSIN: Many people choose to ignore what happens inside abortionfacilities; 40 Days for Life has given us and others around us the opportunity to wake up and see the reality of what abortion is doing to our community. It has been a way to really rekindle pro-life passions in individuals and our community. But of course the greatest victory is doing themost Holy Will of our Father, regardless of any 'success' we might see -- as Blessed Mother Teresa says "we are notcalled to be successful we are called to be faithful."
SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA: Our total hours prayed at Special Events for first half ofthe campaign were 110 prayer hours and 210 prayer hours at the Planned Parenthood vigil site. One Church Offered its Living Rosary for an end to abortion. I believe there mayhave been two women who changed their mind about scheduling an abortion or taking "the morning after pill," and after 2 weeks Planned Parenthood started to bring clients in throughthe back door so we must be having some effect.
MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY:In 20 days, we've grown to 8 vigil sites in 6 counties, and expect to keep on adding two or three more each week. Several saves have been reported from two of our sites where traffic is sufficient to permit that, and the human interest stories abound. One Mom with two kids age 11 and 4 coordinates one of our sites and the children are living witnesses to life, the elder cheerfully handing out literature to people arriving for abortions and turning some of them around. Another site was manned by a loner who persisted for three long years before being joined by a local doctor, and the group now numbers 8 to 10 faithful witnesses for life. Among the first signs that we are breaking through were two young priests joining one of our vigils. At still another church, 400+ people signed up for 24/7 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament the weekend after we began a Walk for Life from the church to Planned Parenthood every Wednesday. Earlier, they had difficulty getting enough people for one day a week. What a blessing!
WACO, TEXAS:The 40 Days for Life campaign has doubled the number of individuals participating in pro-life activities. We have six entire families signed up for the prayer vigil. One family, involved in a ministry with incarcerated youth, has the young men saying a daily prayer for life. Another deacon, working in a women's' state jail, has at least 65 women praying the rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to end abortion.
TRI-CITY, MICHIGAN:One seasoned pro life advocated has been praying on site at our local abortion mill for many years. Last Saturday, Oct.13th, Dave said he has heard of more "saves" in the last few days than in the last 6 months combined. He was also appreciative of all the support the 40 Days campaign has brought. For the first time since the campaign began one ofour local priest and five seminarians were present to praywith us at the abortion mill. Father said they will be back.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN:It is difficult to begin to describe the success storiesthat continue to happen at our 40 Days vigil. We are sograteful to our Lord for the babies he has saved, the women who are healing, and the brothers and sisters in Christ that continue to pour out to the vigil. One of my favorite newcomers is Juliette. She has spent an average of 15 hours a weekend out at the vigil. But that's not the amazing part. She the mother of 7 young children. But wait, that's notall. She's also 4 months pregnant. Plus, when she's not at the vigil, she often sends her husband out. 40 Days has really renewed her faith and I can see Christ alive in her. I would have gone through everything just to have one Juliette. But God has graced us with MANY Juliette's. Also, another victory is the renewed efforts of shutting Planned Parenthood down in Ann Arbor.
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND:In Providence, the tide is turning. Support for the unborn and their families, by way of prayer commitments, simple blessings, and passers-by who take the trouble to tell us that they appreciate greatly the peaceful, prayerful manner of this campaign, regardless of their convictions regarding abortion at this time, are on the increase! PlannedParenthood's irritation over people daring to pray for anend to abortion also grows daily. Blessed be God! This campaign is advertising itself by the simple sign of prayer.People are waking up to God! They are beginning to talk toone another and to us about life. I do not doubt that theLord chose a "David & Goliath" message for Rhode Island by design. After all, the "Independent Man" stands atop our State House! In Rhode Island, our waking up is thebeginning of the end of abortion! I DO believe that the Lordwill change our hearts this year!!!
LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK: The most notable accomplishment is two possible "babysaves." Our increased vigil presence has given localresidents more opportunities to converse with us. The daily hours spent in the community has clarified the bridges weneed to build between the pro-life community and localresidents who have, for various reasons, been co-opted byPlanned Parenthood.
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA:1. At various sites it has brought together people of faithunited in a common cause; 2. Several women and men have changed their minds about abortion; 3. New faces have appeared in the pro-life work; 4. Despite some minor conflicts internal and external, the campaign continues tomarch on in holiness and fervor.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK: We have discovered that with only a handful of people, and few churches participating with us, you can still make greatstrides to promote and save life. We have been very blessedwith up to 23 Sisters of life on the streets with us inprayer. We have continued to turn around on average 2 or 3 moms from a certain abortion per day, mostly in the South Bronx. Three former abortion clinic workers, discovered uson the sidewalks (1 in the Bronx, 2 in Queens) and expressed deep regrets for their past misdeeds and two will be joining us in our work for Life. We have been able to bring out a brand new batch of ministers, and lay people, mostly new immigrants, mostly Hispanics, especially in Queens, and signed up hundreds for future outreach and sidewalk counseling.
FREDERICK, MARYLAND:The abortion site in Frederick is fairly well hidden in a medical center on a generally little traveled street. We are now covering the three times a week that abortions are done, and are increasing our presence on other days. I personally was involved in conversations with two people. The signs we held said "Women need support, not abortion." An apparentlypro-choice woman parked her car and asked us where someone could get help for a crisis pregnancy. We gave her information and the names of two pro-life support groups. We will have a public outreach on a main street near the abortion site this weekend.
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA:So many things are happening that are simply beyond anythingwe ever comprehended. On this day 20 of the campaign, we arestanding back and looking at the miracles God is conductingin our midst. Not only have babies been saved, not only isthe body of Christ responding time and time again, not onlyare WE being changed BUT God is bringing people to us offthe streets that need ministering. Some of our peopleare going out every single day and every single night. Weare ministering not only to the abortion-minded individualsbut to many of the walking wounded that need to share theirstory. We had no surgical abortions this past week in Fargothat we know of. Glory to God! Also, we continue to seepeople from across the entire state of ND coming to theVigil in Fargo.
GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA:We talked to one woman who changed her mind and chose life for herself and for her child. We talk to the abortionist and workers and are praying to get them new jobs and pray they talk to a former abortionist about getting out. Our community is growing in love with our God and with eachother and in our commitment to serve our neighbors.
SARASOTA, FLORIDA: Hundreds of people from Sarasota, Manatee, and surrounding counties already have participated in the quiet daily vigil,praying silently for an end to abortion in front of thePlanned Parenthood facility. One person plans to spend timepraying every day this coming week outside PlannedParenthood. He's Bob, a periodic visitor on vacation, allthe way from Cincinnati. If visitors do it, certainly we can. Babies are being saved from abortion and people are being educated by pro-lifers as a result of the prayer andthe work of sidewalk counselors.
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS:There have been over 500 people come out to pray in the 1st 20 days of the campaign, with 132 at the kick off rally,over 70 at a praise & worship session, and the latest --over 170 people at a Rosary rally on Oct. 13. Volunteers stay out there rain or shine, many over 4 hours every week.People come to our office everyday to pick up yard signs,wristbands and t-shirts. We've had numerous of women callour office asking for alternatives to Planned Parenthoodbecause of the prayer presence. The amount of new peoplegetting involved has been amazing! We've also had a lot of people already wanting to go out and pray after 40 days forLife is over. God is amazing!
HAMILTON, NEW JERSEY:The 40 Days For Life Campaign has helped move hundredsof pro-lifers from the "sidelines" into the "field of play." This has certainly been the largest mobilization of pro-life"prayer warriors" in recent memory.
GRAND CHUTE, WISCONSIN:The Vigil is going well considering that we were three weekslate in starting our preparation. As of Friday, October 12,we have had over 120 persons participate in the 40 Days ForLife vigil. The Grand Chute Planned Parenthood facility hasnot done abortions since early last summer. Praise the Lord!Our Vigil is concentrating on causing that temporary closure to be permanent.
AKRON, OHIO:We've gotten many more people involved and pumped up about praying at the clinics. The clinics have certainly noticed and responded by calling in escorts. So now our prayerwitnesses feel even more engaged in the battle!
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA:We are creating public awareness that abortions are beingperformed at our Planned Parenthood clinic in Sioux Falls.Many people in South Dakota are not aware of Planned Parenthood's role. Also on our second Saturday morning after the start of the 40 days we had several new ladies join usthat were post-abortive. Every time we can help another post-abortive woman heal it makes my heart happy. A hugevictory: 95% of the pro-life leaders in SD this weekend voted to start a new ballot initiative to end abortion inSouth Dakota. With 200,000 votes we can have victory which is very possible with an effective ground war. This will belike the shot heard around the world. Every participant inthe 40 Days for Life needs to be praying for SD as we onceagain take on PP and their big money machine.
DALLAS, TEXAS:River of prayer going forward from all over nation --ministering to God's Heart; incredible Opening Rally atwhich even the police were blessed; children saved from abortion -- from the second day on; many others ministered to on-site; multitudes ministered to in churches as we brought this "issue" to the forefront via this instrument(40 Days for Life); multitudes experiencing on-site ministry at abortion clinic for the first time. Churches are advertising the 40 Days for Life in their bulletins and announcing it from the pulpits like nothing I have ever seen or heard before. People are either praying inside their church, at home or at the abortion center on their assigned day of prayer. And there have been five days of 100 or more pray-ers at the abortion center in Dallas.
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA:I personally have ministered to two post-abortive fathers and two other post-abortive women. We believe there have been saves, but no one has actually kept track. 2 women were stopped from going into Planned Parenthood's "free food...free condoms!" event on Thursday as PP bused in students from Robert Morris college. President Dougherty at DuquesneUniversity pulled PP's sponsorship from their radio program.Last night we had a candlelight vigil/Jericho walk. Therewere about 25 of us and the prayer was powerful!
BUFFALO, NEW YORK:On day 2 the abortion mill's drains all clogged up andhalted the killing for 6 STRAIGHT DAYS. All the young peoplewho are coming out... High school and College students andyoung couples. They are an true blessing. We areoverwhelmingly supported by the people driving by.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA:On day one of the campaign, several young mothers (withchildren) were interviewed by a local TV station. We havehad at least one hour of adoration every day at our church (many more hours than usual) with many participants over all. I've seen a spiritual growth and awakening about the abortion issue. The abortion facility in our communitywhich we are praying at is in a location which gets much traffic -- we have been a visible witness to many!
CENTRAL TEXAS: Liz was on the sidewalk by herself praying last Tuesday and a lady went into the abortion clinic. She had 2 young children, I believe 4 and 7ish. Apparently, the man who she is staying with doesn't want the expense of another child and she is not employed so he wants her to have an abortion. She went over to speak with Liz who listened to her story and got her phone number which she passed on to me and I passed onto a counselor at Hope Pregnancy Center. She called the woman and the next day she went to the Hope Pregnancy Center for help. She is keeping the child and Hope is assisting her. Praise God.
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA:Our key victories have been 48 babies that have been savedand one of the abortion worker/provider asked for a bible today and took it into the clinic to share with others.
NORWICH, CONNECTICUT: A truck driver dropped of 1/2 case of water to 40 Days forLife on Oct 1 after he filled up bottled water in thebuilding. Also our local pregnancy center has seen a significant increase in abortion vulnerable and abortion minded clients as well as pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.Our nurse manager has already doubled the amount of ultrasounds she had for all of last month and it is only the 15th!! We received the exact amount, $6,500, needed to pre-screen Bella in southeastern CT! A man named Cleveland came from Bridgeport (over an hour away), stayed overnight at the Marriot around the corner from PP, and prayed with us on Oct 3 and 4. He heard about the 40 Days for Life at theRally for Liberty at the State Capital in Hartford on September 12. How awesome is this!
COLUMBUS, OHIO:We have had 100% of the the days "covered" in so-far-as having had at least one person there for some amount of time. A person who had previously had an abortion expressed great thanks and prayed with us for a bit.
WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA:We received word that a baby was saved last week. A womanhad come to the West Chester Planned Parenthood and becauseshe was unhappy with the counseling she received inside, went to talk to a priest. He "dropped everything" to help her. He connected her with an active pro-life couple who's daughter was pregnant. After seeing the ultra-sound of the daughter's baby, she decided to let her baby live. Also, I continue to be amazed at the number of people who keep showing up to pray at Planned Parenthood on their own,without having actually made a commitment to come.
CONROE, TEXAS:We are mobilizing much prayer locally and vigil hours at the Planned Parenthood clinic on Fannin. We also have stimulated letters to the editor, a kickoff of around 100 people at the County Courthouse, front page local newspaper coverage andPP's CEO and COO from Houston confrontation in the local press here.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA: On Sept. 25 we worried that we'd have to scale back ourround-the-clock vigil, but about 200 people have come out to pray and keep our vigil going 24-hours a day! We've been able to talk to a number of post-abortive women about counseling and healing programs--including one woman who between domestic violence and abortion had lost 9 children. People are waving, honking, stopping to pray with us or sing to us, bringing us coffee and pizza...just an amazing outpouring of support from the community.
HOUSTON, TEXAS:We have had reports from the 2 Crisis Pregnancy Centers thatwe refer to (we have their phone numbers on the backs of the brochures we hand out) that women are coming in with these brochures in their hands! Also, it has been obvious to those of us who come out on a regular basis that their abortion business is down. This was evidenced last week when the Stericycle truck that picks up the babies came. The driverwent into Planned Parenthood with about 8 boxes and came outwith 3. I expected him to go back in for more because he usually picks up 5-10, and he never did. Several of the new escorts told us that we were not what they expected and have been very friendly.
PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA:The most incredible blessing we have witnessed during this campaign has been the number of girls who have just walkedover to us and asked which side is the right place for apregnancy test? We have never had so many turn-arounds eachday. It is surely due to the prayer and fasting of so manyfaithful people. The number of people that are being affected by God's Grace and Mercy is endless and we arehumbled every day.
TOLEDO, OHIO:We have heard of at least one baby that has been saved during our "watch"; we're being a witness to many people who might not have otherwise known that the building is an abortion center; and we're seeing a "family" grow out ofthis. Many people are telling me that they have been pro-life for so long and yet didn't know what to do. A lot of these people are excited to keep coming back to pray because incredibly what they're feeling outside the abortion center is peaceful prayerfulness! A "bubble of grace" isdefinitely covering us! This unitive power of prayer is theweapon that will bring the end to abortion!
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Things are going very well here. We have had six known saved baby's lives. We have seen many new faces at the 16th StreetPlanned Parenthood and even more than that call, e-mail, or just drop by.
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA:We have had several miracles over the past 20 days. AMS of Pensacola (a local abortion mill) has been closed for 3 weeks!! We do not know why it has been closed, only to sayit is God's miracle! Praise the Lord! Taking into consideration the average number of lives lost each week at both clinics this would mean roughly 75 lives saved over 3 weeks! Also, we have had at least 6 confirmed turn-arounds along with 5 post-abortive women coming forward looking for healing! Last Friday, the day abortions take place in Pensacola, we had the largest group of people ever gathered on a Friday morning at least in the past 12 years. The number = 35. Prior to 40 Days for Life there would be just 3- 5 gathered to defend life. God has been working miracles left and right! The miracles keep coming. 40 Days for Life has definitely increased community awareness and people that have never been involved in defending life are getting involved. In just 20 days God has done so much for our community, just because a few faithful believe that prayeris the most powerful witness. I cannot imagine the wonderful things that will happen to our community and across our country over the next 20 days.
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE:The Diocese of Knoxville has been keeping vigil at two different abortion sites in the City of Knoxville. The response of our volunteers, the majority of whom have never done any pro-life work before, has been amazing. A local pregnancy help center said that since the campaign began,they've never been busier -- all of which they attribute to the campaign. Beginning today, we're taking our vigil to the doors of the Planned Parenthood office for Middle and East Tennessee.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA:Planned Parenthood was closed on its regular Saturday thatthey perform abortions this past weekend. Also, PP workershave come out twice, once to take photographs and once topick up the most minute pieces of trash they could find onthe ground. We suspect they were trying to provoke us. Restassured that we continued our peaceful prayerful vigil whilemaking sure we leave have no trash for them to report to theauthorities. Last week we believe we had another save when acouple drove up to PP, the woman looking rather serious atour prayer warriors as they drove by, but came out less thana half hour later, the male smiling as he drove out of theparking lot. But I believe our biggest accomplishment isthat we have had many people come out who have never prayedat an abortion facility before as well as some how have notcome out in a long time. Some of our prayer warriors havementioned meeting people they have not seen for many years,while others have made pro-life contacts they had not knownbefore from their own parish. Last week the regular sidewalkcounselors thanked 40 Days for Life for being there and arevery appreciative to see men coming out.
SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA:The 40 Days for Life campaign is giving us little victories with much potential: Definitely more people visibly praying at Planned Parenthood and being seen by the PP staff andpassers-by; finding out that PP has a GLBT support group going for teens which we will address in the future; having a repetitive ad in the local paper is increasing awarenessof abortion to the general public.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA:The key victories thus far in this vigil has been the growing body of Christ that is coming out to pray here in Charlotte. We have had about 70% of the total hours duringthe past 20 days covered by over 170 people made up of all ages, denominations, genders, and generations! Last week,one veteran pro-lifer was out praying and a car stopped. The young Mom told her that about 6 months ago she had planned to come to have an abortion, but she saw people out praying then (during our first 40 Days for Life) and decided to keep her child. That child was the infant in the car with the beaming and thankful Mom! Last Friday, two families of homeschoolers came to pray for the first time. While these families were out praying, one of the young moms scheduled for an abortion decided to keep her child and left the clinic. The families praying had the blessing to see thisMom make this choice for life! It was a time for thankfulness on the grounds! Two other victories have been the faithfulness of the Bound for Lifers that come nightly to stand and pray and the church, St. Thomas Aquinas, that is hoping to provide coverage for an entire day. Lastly, andmost significantly, are the pastors that have been coming to and and pray at the facility! Here in Charlotte we havebeen blessed in the first twenty days, and we stand inexpectation for what the Lord will do in the next 20!
ROCKLAND COUNTY, NEW YORK:All faiths working together including our Jewish brother sand sisters. People walking up to us and asking to join usoff the street, including a police woman who works for thevillage of Spring Valley. The owner of the building wherePlanned Parenthood is located, politely asked we move a signand we had the chance to tell her we were praying for her. Incredibly favorable press coverage!
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON:Public awareness of Planned Parenthood presence is rising,hearts are being changed and foot traffic into their offices seems lower day after day. Probably most significant is thegrowing strength and solidarity of the pro-life movement itself. Many who have never been involved in pro-life workbefore are becoming radically involved through this campaign.
SUN CITY (PHOENIX), ARIZONA:Our original "starter" group has tripled in size. We areexperiencing a wonderful collaboration of differentdenominations and organizations praying, fasting and walkingfor life. Several of us are excited about continuing tomeet, after the official campaign ends, sharing our plansfor furthering our goals to stop abortion.
COLLEGEVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA:There has been the constant awareness to the evil of PlannedParenthood that Collegeville has not seen in years. People have been praying everyday at all hours. It may not be 24hours around the clock but it is making a difference all thesame. I give thanks today for saying yes to "40 Days forLife" and I am excited to anticipate what God is going to dowith the remaining 20 days and our Victory Rally on Nov. 4!
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA:In addition to saving lives (a handful of confirmed savesand additional turn-arounds) the blessings have been amazing. Those passing are asking where they can get abanner or something they can show that they are pro-life.Others passing stop, seeking help and consolement. Pro-lifeindividuals are coming forward for their first time tobecome involved. Some want 40 Days for Life to continue. Themovement has brought a new found hope and unity.
FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA:It's been fantastic since the 40 days for Life started! TheHoly Spirit is moving in a big way. First, its justwonderful to see and meet so many new people on the frontlines praying. Second, the dedication of the people who comeout is just amazing we see them taking another hour aftertheir hour is up and coming back again and again. A friendsuggested we continue praying from 7pm-9pm every day afterthe 40 days as he found it so much easier to pray the rosarywith others! We had one woman who spent the entire night outand a neighbor who joined her to keep her company. Justamazing! We have parishes who signed up in the first 20 daysscheduling another day in the second 20 days because theyreally enjoyed coming out to pray. In the past three weeks,I have seen couples arriving early Saturday morning for anabortion and leaving early before the abortionist arrived. Last week, it appeared to be the slowest day as only 3appeared to go in for an abortion. No one drove in to theentrance where I was standing where most normally come in.The prayers and witness is definitely making an impact!
SALEM, OREGON:The local Catholic Newspaper, "The Sentinel", had a storyabout the "40 Days for Life" Salem, OR vigil with the 15students from the teens for life group called "Life Savers"for two weeks running and had photos in the second article. The teens were very pleased. We also noticed that there weretwo days in two weeks that the PPH office was closed down.
EVERETT, WASHINGTON:We have sensed the hand of God on our campaign from day one,and have seen at least 3 women turn away from abortion! Godhas given us the opportunity to counsel and refer at least adozen women to pro-life pregnancy centers or post abortionhealing, offering a "choice" to women that they didn't getinside Planned Parenthood. In addition, many members of ourteam have testified of the many ways the Lord has blessedthem and how they've grown spiritually through theircommitment to pray, fast and be present at our vigil site.
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA:There have been 600 participants so far in our continuousprayer vigil, which is a miracle! We have seen healing,hope, love, and ministry taking place. Many people whosimply came to spend an hour in prayer have told me "40Days" has changed their life. Post-abortive women (and men)who came to pray have recalled "choices" they have made andcan now find the hope, compassion, love, and healing theyneed. People who have never done anything about theirpro-life values are coming to the sidewalk for the veryfirst time, leaving touched very deeply and personally as tothe enormity and destruction of this "choice" as they seefirst hand the women going in and most especially, seeingthe same women coming out of Planned Parenthood afterward,never to be the same again. Lives have been saved asabortion appointments were canceled when the abortionist didn't arrive for work on two scheduled killing mornings.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA:At least 3 or 4 babies have been saved every week at theAtlanta Surgi Center location. Yesterday a gentleman(sidewalk counselor), holding his baby son up to the waitingroom window, caused one of the woman to abandon her abortionplan! God is good! Someone remarked, live babies are so muchbetter than posters of aborted babies!
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS:We have been wonderfully blessed with people who have nevercome out or participated in a campaign against abortion allof a sudden becoming so visibly dedicated to the cause oflife for the unborn. The community has been wonderfullysupportive as well -- honking and waving as they pass. We were able to train sidewalk counselors and have begun to seebabies being saved by our presence -- at least 1 or moreeach abortion day. Praise God -- he is so good!!!