Tuesday, October 24, 2017

From 40 Days For Life: DAY 28: Ten abortions


When it comes to abortion, Planned Parenthood doesn't discriminate.
They will do an abortion on any woman for any reason -- and we give examples in this episode of the Days for Life podcast.
They are a bottom-line business ... and much of their income comes from "repeat customers."
Abortions tend to multiply — once a woman has had one, it becomes easier to get a second, a third ... or, as we will see today, even a tenth.
This has become shockingly clear outside the largest abortion facility in the Western Hemisphere — the Planned Parenthood mega-center in Houston, Texas.

Houston, Texas

"Is there a limit to the number of abortions a woman can have?"
The young woman's question stunned the volunteer. She thought back to another woman who had told her, "I've had six, but my friend had ten abortions."
So … the sidewalk counselor explained the complications of a single abortion … and the reality that each additional abortion only increases the risk of those complications.
As we noted in an earlier update, there have already been at least two ambulance calls outside this Planned Parenthood facility since the 40 Days for Life campaign began. There is always a risk.
The conversation must have had an impact. The young woman visited the mobile pregnancy help center across from Planned Parenthood … and eventually left the area without ever going into the abortion facility.

Kissimmee, Florida

The people praying outside Planned Parenthood in Kissimmee watched as a man parked outside … entered the building … and walked out with a woman.
As they got closer, the volunteers could see that the woman was in tears. After a short time, the couple went back in – so the vigil participants prayed even more fervently, with some of them even falling to their knees.
The man and woman soon left Planned Parenthood a final time – smiling, holding hands and crying – and announced that they would not be having an abortion.
The husband had seen the sign that said "pray to end abortion" and thought, "What we are doing is wrong. We cannot do this. Another baby is a blessing."
With that, he returned and convinced his wife. The baby is their sixth child!

Walnut Creek, California

As 40 Days for Life volunteers prayed, a young woman drove into Planned Parenthood's parking lot, left, and then came back.
She got out of her car and asked the volunteers why they believed what they believe. It turns out she had a miscarriage recently… was once again pregnant … and was convinced she needed to "get rid of the baby.”
Vigil participants did their best to explain that the baby was a blessing … and that community groups would help her and her child through the pregnancy and beyond.
The young woman promised to read the material she was given, then exchanged contact information with the volunteers – who promised to pray for her – before she left Planned Parenthood again. This time, she did not return. Please keep her in your prayers!
Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.
— Isaiah 1:16-17
O God, our heavenly Father, give us courage and wisdom as we seek to eradicate the evil in our society.
Help us to realize that your divine Spirit alone can change hearts and minds so that all your human creatures may enjoy the fullness of life you intended for them.
See today's full devotional
For life,
Shawn Carney
President, 40 Days for Life
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