Saturday, September 27, 2014

DAY 4: "Something Needs To Be Done" - 40 Days for Life

by Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life: We all love hearing about babies being saved from abortion at the last moment. But the reality is that not all stories have happy endings.

Abortion facilities are places of darkness and can sometimes crush what little hope a woman may have while walking inside. They survive on despair.

One man that you'll hear about today reacted to this reality by saying, “Something needs to be done about abortion.”

Well, something is being done — and you can be part of the solution!

Baltimore, Maryland
“A well-groomed gentleman approached us on the sidewalk,” said Jody, the coordinator of the 40 Days for Life campaign in the Fullerton area of Baltimore.

“I used to be for abortion. But not anymore,” he blurted out. “I was for abortion until my granddaughter had one.

There was pain in his eyes, and a searching look. He had more to say. “Then she got pregnant again and the baby died. It was really hard. Something needs to be done about abortion.

This grandfather wasn't quite finished. “And then we found out that our daughter had an abortion. She had told her mother she needed $500 for something. We gave it to her. Thirty years later we found out that she aborted her son.”

His head sagged for a moment. “I would have had a grandson.”

“We shared information about the healing ministry of Rachel’s Vineyard and he took it gratefully,” Jody said. “Please pray for this gentleman.”

Houston, Texas
Prayer volunteers often speak about the women walking into the abortion centers – but there’s less said about the women walking out. Perhaps that’s because it’s often hard to describe that scene. It can be gut-wrenching.

One sidewalk counselor reported that a woman was seen leaving Houston's Planned Parenthood abortion mega-center. She was in the parking lot, obviously sick and in pain after an abortion. The volunteer kept waiting for Planned Parenthood to send someone out to check on her. But that never happened.

“We have seen this sort of thing happen frequently at Planned Parenthood,” said one of the Houston volunteers. “They don't seem to be too concerned with their clients’ welfare after they have paid and had the abortion.”

Charlotte, North Carolina
Vigil participants in Charlotte were able to speak briefly with a young woman on her way into the abortion center, but were unable to convince her to cancel her appointment.

They watched as she left the building some time later and sat alone in her car for about ten minutes. But as she drove out, she opened her car window and wanted to talk.

“She told me that she had taken the abortion pill and was directed by the abortionist to take the second pill tomorrow,” said one of the volunteers. “But she confessed that she was having second thoughts.”

But was it too late to do anything? The prayer team hopes that it is not. They gave this frightened young woman the phone number of a doctor who might be able to help, since she had not taken the second pill.

“Please keep her in your prayers,” the volunteer said. “And if you are able, please come and pray during these 40 Days for Life.”

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