Day 19: The Tide is Changing – 237 Babies SavedMarch 11, 2012 No Comments
March 11, 2012 | 40 Days for Life
(Shawn Carney) - Women have abortions because they have lost hope.
Abortion centers are hopeless places. They survive on fear and despair. When you are there praying, you are the last sign of hope for the baby as the woman enters to have the abortion … and the first sign of hope — and first impression of mercy — as the woman exits after the abortion.
This hope and mercy come from Christ, in whom all things are possible. Thank you for bringing His hope and mercy to the places they are so desperately needed.
It was cold and snowing outside Planned Parenthood in Dover, and Darla and her two teenaged sons were thinking about leaving early. They’re glad they didn’t.
A woman came up to talk. She told them she had six children … but aborted her seventh. At the time, she thought she couldn’t handle another child. Now, she considers that the worst mistake of her life. And she’s worried that a friend is about to make the same mistake.
The friend is a teenager who is pregnant. Her family and most of her friends are pressuring her to abort — all except this woman, who knows abortion’s impact firsthand.
The teenager walked out of Planned Parenthood, met her friend, and spoke briefly. The woman then returned to talk to Darla and her sons.
“You ARE making a difference out here,” the woman said. “My teenaged friend has decided, because of your presence, that she cannot go through with an abortion.”
Darla said, “I am so thankful that the Holy Spirit prompted us to stay, despite the bad weather.”
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