Thursday, October 8, 2015

DAY 16: Show me the money - 40 Days for Life - Fall 2015

Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life: Today we have two reports. One will lift your spirits and the other will break your heart.

They both point to the reality that the abortion business is just that – a business.

Recently, the congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood reported that 86% of their service revenue comes from abortions.

Abortion facilities are lonely places where clients usually go because they feel helpless. The moment immediately after an abortion can be the loneliest moment of all.

But God can use the smallest acts to bring hope after abortion ... or even to save a life at the last moment when all hope seems lost. Here are two examples:

College Park, Maryland
“While I was praying at our sidewalk with several others,” said one of the 40 Days for Life vigil participants in College Park, “a 19-year old woman beckoned to us, as she had no way to get home, after she rejected a medical abortion and her boyfriend stranded her.”

She was abandoned by her boyfriend … abandoned by the abortion center … but not by the people praying outside. Another volunteer came to her aid, provided valuable counseling … and drove her home.

This isn’t the first time a scene like this has played out. A young woman who’d just had an abortion was alone outside the building, waiting for a ride. The abortion center had closed for the day and locked the doors. No one stayed with her … in a pouring rain.

“The leaky roof over her did not provide her enough shelter,” said one of the 40 Days for Life team members, “and she was completely wet. She only wore a cotton hoodie. Not many believe they will be locked out by the clinic when business is over.” < A volunteer offered an umbrella or a ride, but she said no thanks. “She seemed scared,” the team member said. “I stayed with her for another hour, offering her a phone call, a taxi, a ride in my car, a meal, some tea or hot coffee, an umbrella. She refused. I stayed with her for one hour until her ride came.”

The abortion center had taken her money and her baby. They had no further need for her.

Flint, Michigan
A 40 Days for Life volunteer noticed a couple entering the abortion center with their two-year-old son.

“I called out to them before they all went in,” she said. But the woman screamed back, “It’s not your body!”

Shortly after, the dad and little boy came out – it’s fairly standard that no children are allowed inside an abortion facility. Living children remind the clients of what abortion is really all about, and that’s bad for business.

The volunteer got his attention, and started telling him how an abortion would change their entire family relationship. “I told him that a woman wants a man who will rescue and take care of his woman and children.”

He said, “What can I do? It’s her body.” She quickly responded, “Go in and get her!”

“I could shoot her a text,” he said. “Well, we thought, that was better than nothing.”

A while later, the woman left the building and all three got in their car and left. They did not have the abortion! The volunteer added, “We must continue to pray for them.”

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