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Image of abortion victim changes mother’s mind about abortion

She mentioned the sign several times as I counseled her, thankful for its message," says a pro-life counselor.
Mon Jun 23, 2014 - 11:47 am EST

CHARLOTTE, NC – A photograph of an aborted child spared another baby the same fate.

Charlotte Cities4Life in North Carolina reported on its website Thursday that an expectant mother changed her mind about having an abortion on Tuesday after seeing a picture of a child who died through abortion.

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A team of counselors were standing outside the Family Reproductive Health, located at 700 East Hebron Street in Charlotte.

“A mama chose life this morning,” a sidewalk counselor said. “Her boyfriend lives with her, was not supportive, and had encouraged her to get the abortion.”

Then the counselors approached with their message of hope.

“She was very soft-hearted and so thankful to God that we were there this morning! She told us that after she saw the Malachi sign (photo of victim of abortion at 21 weeks), she just sat in her car for 30 minutes crying and agonizing over the decision. She mentioned the sign several times as I counseled her, thankful for its message.”

The counselor described the mother as “relieved to choose life” but said she still seemed “overwhelmed by the ramifications of her decision.”

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“I encouraged her that God will bless her for doing what is right and that He will give her enough strength for each day as it comes,” the counselor said.

Cities4Life is supported by the Benham family – Flip, the leader of Operation Save America; and David and Jason Benham, whose planned HGTV reality show was recently canceled because of the stars' pro-life, pro-family values.

“The Benham family [members are] the founders of Cities4Life and significant donors to this ministry,” the group states proudly. “Without them, we could not do what we do.”

Last August, the pro-life group Created Equal said images displayed during its Justice Ride, which was modeled after the civil rights movement's “freedom rides,” saved two babies – one in Columbus, Ohio, and one in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The use of “graphic images” remains controversial in the pro-life movement, with some saying the depictions of aborted children do more harm than good. Others contend the images force people to confront the victim of abortion.


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