Wednesday, February 24, 2016

DAY 15: Meet Roko - 40 Days For Life - 2016

Shawn Carney, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life: Every once in a while, we get to meet a baby saved from abortion at a 40 Days for Life vigil.

It’s an occasion of almost unspeakable joy … realizing what might have happened to a happy young child if people had not been outside the abortion center, praying for mother and baby.

And now – we get to introduce one of those children to you!

Split, Croatia
 
 
Meet Roko and his mother, Melita.
 
“Roko is the first saved baby during the 40 Days for Life campaign in Split,” said Ante, who brought 40 Days for Life’s first campaign to Croatia’s capital, Zagreb. 
 
“Today,” he said, “Roko comes with his mother to pray for the other unborn children in Split to be rescued from abortion.”
 
When he visited Croatia last year, 40 Days for Life’s David Bereit had a chance to meet Roko and Melita. “And now they are actively participating in the local 40 Days for Life campaign that saved Roko’s life,” he said. “I love reports like this!”
 
Bucharest, Romania
 
 
The first 40 Days for Life campaign in Romania’s capital city features a display posted on a fence at the vigil site. It’s called “Look How They Grow” – a series of fetal development posters that certainly dispel any of the “clump of cells” arguments put forward by abortion proponents.
 
The vigil participants are also letting people know about a local organization that offers life-affirming guidance for those who are told that abortion will solve their problems.
 
The bishop in Bucharest posted a message of support for the campaign. He noted that abortion is the central point around which moral civilization will either stand or collapse.
 
Why now? And why Bucharest? The bishop’s statement says there’s never a better time than the present.
 
Birmingham, England
 
 
The Birmingham campaign has seen several encouraging signs thus far – starting on Day 1, when the abortion facility was closed.
 
Early the next day, vigil participants noticed a woman who was on her way in for an abortion appointment – crying. They offered her information about other options, but she refused.
 
A short time later, she came out … with a medical tag on her wrist.
 
“She chatted to the counsellor for a long time,” said Isabel in Birmingham, “and eventually went home without having her scheduled abortion. She needs prayers, please, as she is struggling to look after her 10-month-old.”
 
Some days later, the team heard of another mother who’d chosen life for her baby. “Yet again,” Isabel said, “the couple had their abortion booked but changed their minds at the very last minute.”
 
With that good news as part of the invitation, she encouraged others to join the vigil. “Break out of your comfort zone and get involved!”

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