Monday, March 25, 2019

40 Days For Life: DAY 20: Pressured to abort


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It's another saved baby Monday! As we reach the halfway point of this 40 Days for Life campaign, we know of …
...167 babies saved from abortion through your prayers!
Do you think the pro-lifers in New York State are motivated right now? Most 40 Days for Life campaigns feature a single vigil on Long Island. This campaign features THREE.
In Smithtown, which is hosting its first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign, a woman admitted she pressured a teenage girl named Jessica into an abortion a few months earlier.
Jessica--heartbroken and trying to make amends for the loss of her child--decided to get pregnant again. And the same woman who pressured her into an abortion had now brought her right back to Planned Parenthood for another one.
"The woman felt crushed, extremely guilty, and did not know what to do about this second pregnancy," wrote the Smithtown leadership team.
That's when Jessica burst out of Planned Parenthood, running toward the vigil, crying, and looking for help. Vigil participants were happy to offer it, setting her up with an appointment at a crisis pregnancy center.
"Jessica and her companions had come to the sidewalk desperate and crying," the Smithtown team said. "After speaking with the [vigil participants], they left with hugs and smiles...hopeful and relieved!

Orange, California

The couple refused to talk or accept pro-life information from vigil participants as they walked into Planned Parenthood. But a little while later, they abruptly drove away.
"As they left, the woman in the passenger’s seat rolled down her window and told me that they had decided to keep their baby," said longtime campaign coordinator Alejandra. "I congratulated them and gave them the resource pamphlet. The woman seemed interested and happy!"

Washington, D.C.

A mother expecting her fifth child appeared at Washington's Planned Parenthood, feeling overwhelmed.
Michael, the campaign leader, said she reported some "misgivings about having an abortion" and she saw the 40 Days for Life vigil as "some kind of sign."
Volunteers gave her baby booties and information on local pregnancy help centers while Michael summoned an Uber to bring her home.
Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife because she was barren; and the Lord granted his prayer and Rebekah his wife conceived. The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why do I live?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples, born of you, shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the elder shall serve the younger.”
— Genesis 25:21-23
O, God, you formed us in our mother’s womb and planned a unique and special life and purpose for each of us, and we do thank you. Grant that we may pray and work for an end to abortion, especially in these 40 days, so that no unborn baby you have made may fail to achieve your divine intention for him or her because of intentional abortion.
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For life,
Shawn Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life
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