Friday, March 24, 2017

From 40 Days For Life: DAY 24: “Abortion care happens here”

Deacon John,
“Health care happens here.”
That’s what the big pink banners hanging from the walls of Planned Parenthood abortion businesses read. We see them everywhere.
That slogan ties in with their usual deceitful talking points about mammograms, cancer screenings and prenatal care – things that either happen at Planned Parenthood rarely – or don’t even happen there at all.
Just when you think Planned Parenthood can’t get any more out of touch or desensitized to women, we see a sign like this one in Boston.
It was so stunning that prayer volunteers had to put their own sign right next to it.
Planned Parenthood has become much more aggressive now that their government cash is threatened.
But “abortion care”?
Thankfully, people are beginning to see through Planned Parenthood’s slogans.
In St. Louis recently, a young woman left Planned Parenthood after changing her mind about abortion. As she walked away, she told volunteers, “I’m not religious or anything, but I just felt something demonic there.”
Brian, the 40 Days for Life leader in St. Louis, agreed. “Evil surrounds this clinic. This is something our volunteers sense, too ... engaging in this spiritual warfare is very difficult and tolling, yet we persevere.”
You may be able to see another slogan in fine print on the Planned Parenthood sign: “Care. No matter what.”
To this we can only respond: “Prayer. No matter what.”
Let’s get to work!

Eureka, California

While visiting with volunteers at a rally in Eureka, 40 Days for Life’s Steve Karlen learned this campaign is built on strong leadership from a variety of Christian faith communities.
The leaders told Steve that Planned Parenthood in Eureka is losing money. As a result, its parent group had to merge with another Planned Parenthood affiliate.
“One of the people I met said his involvement in 40 Days for Life opened up a door for him to talk with a pregnant niece,” Steve said. “He encouraged her to choose life – and she did!”

Lisbon, Portugal

Paula, the 40 Days for Life leader in Lisbon, says the campaign there continues to grow.
Volunteers have witnessed emotional scenes outside the abortion center – including one instance where a 39-year-old woman came out in tears after having an abortion.
“She said she just wanted to go home, get into bed and cry,” Paula said. She had no children, and said “I’ve never hurt anyone, not even an ant” … but she thought the abortion was something she “had to do.”
She was given information about Rachel’s Vineyard and post-abortion healing ... [more]
Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand. O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name.
-- Nehemiah 1:10-11
We pray for your continued guidance and protection throughout the remainder of this 40-day campaign. May we be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in Your work, knowing that our labor will not be in vain.
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For life,
Shawn Carney
President, 40 Days for Life
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