Tuesday, October 31, 2017

From 40 Days For Life: DAY 35: Planned Parenthood is scary!


It's All Hallows Eve – a day that should inspire thoughts of the saints in heaven, but often conjures up images of things meant to scare us.
But what is actually scary is the mindset that drives the largest abortion operation in America -- Planned Parenthood. And it starts with their leadership.
In this Halloween podcast episode, we take a look at the genuinely frightening thoughts that have come from the minds of Planned Parenthood presidents, past and present.
Just to cite one … they insist that the question of when life begins is an ambiguous thing, and what really matters is when the mother says the child's life begins.
That bit of "wisdom" was offered by current Planned Parenthood boss Cecile Richards.
There's also the dilemma of supporting abortion as a means of "empowering women" … when 50% of all abortion victims are female.
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Columbia, Missouri

Two babies were saved, but five were lost. So it went on the day that abortions resumed after a lengthy hiatus at Planned Parenthood in Columbia. (Over the past five years, abortions only took place there during a three-month period in 2015.)
"We saw the triumph of God as He saved babies," said Kathy, the local 40 Days for Life coordinator, "and witnessed the horror of what happens when moms come for the procedure that will end their child's life and will put a mark on their heart that will never go away."
This Planned Parenthood center wanted to offer abortions the week before, but the abortionist was a no-show. This time, she arrived.
A video crew from New York was also present. "Their huge cameras and four people milling about on the sidewalk were very disruptive to our peaceful prayer presence," Kathy said. "They tried to interview many, but were rejected as their intrusive cameras were right in their faces."
Still, the attention was on those who arrived for abortions – the woman whose second child had developmental problems, and feared her third child would have them as well; the teenager whose mother had no interest in hearing about other young mothers who had rejected abortion. And the others.
For her part, Kathy said it's more important than ever for people to pray outside this abortion business. "We are praying this will end soon when an investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices begins, but we have to be prepared."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

One of the 40 Days for Life volunteers talked with a young man on the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood … while his girlfriend was keeping an appointment inside.
"At the end of the conversation, the boyfriend went in and brought her out," said Monique, the local campaign coordinator. "At least on that day, we know the baby was not a victim of Planned Parenthood!"
Philadelphia's Catholic archbishop stopped at the vigil recently. "It was such a peaceful, beautiful atmosphere," Monique said, when Archbishop Charles Chaput led prayer with about 30 people. There were also four clinic escorts present at the time.
"As the prayer began initially there was a respectful silence even among the escorts," she said, though they later began chatting loudly. That did not affect the prayer.
The clinic escorts also seemed miffed that the police officers who were present treated vigil participants with respect.
"As we told them how much we appreciated their presence and how much we were praying for their safety, our officers were simply beaming," Monique said. "Thank God for our awesome relationship with these men and women of the law!"
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sin is covered. Blessed is the one to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.
— Romans 4:7-8
Our Most Gracious Heavenly Father, thank you for your amazing grace that saved a wretch like me. I come against the enemy of my soul who would have me feel cast down and dejected. Lord, keep your children from falling prey to the accusations of the father of lies. Turn our mourning into dancing and may we bring praise to you as we give testimony of Your healing and restoration in our lives.
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For life,
Shawn Carney
President, 40 Days for Life
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