Opinion

February 27, 2012 (40DaysforLife.com) – Mondays are the best days during the 40 Days for Life campaigns, because that’s the day we share stories about mothers who’ve changed their minds on the sidewalks outside the abortion centers.

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In just these first few days, there have already been … 65 babies saved — that we know of. Praise God!

Here are the stories of three of those babies.

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

One of the prayer volunteers noticed a man she recognized … sitting in a car in the Planned Parenthood parking lot. With him was his 18-month-old child. Naturally, the volunteer went over to talk.

It seems the man’s wife was inside — setting up an appointment for an abortion. She just didn’t want another baby.

“When he said he didn’t want the abortion,” said Libby in Memphis, “we said he needed to protect his baby right now. He called his wife, and few minutes later she came out and told us she was not going to seek an abortion.”

The volunteers hugged her, and gave her a list of Memphis-area pregnancy resources.

One of these prayer volunteers in Memphis was taking part in 40 Days for Life for the first time ever.

“She just felt so strongly that she needed to participate,” Libby said. And what a wonderful thing she saw on that first day!

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND

A young woman arrived at Planned Parenthood … and it was obvious her pregnancy was well advanced. She was frightened and didn’t know what else to do.

The director of a pro-life pregnancy center was able to speak to her and learn more about her situation, though there was a bit of a language barrier. It seems the woman is from Central America, and the baby’s father abandoned her when he found out she was pregnant.

“She was very happy after the director counseled her and explained that she would have support and better choices,” said Molly in Silver Spring.

“Planned Parenthood would have referred her to a late-term abortionist in the area,” she said. “In Maryland, abortions can happen throughout the entire pregnancy. We need to keep her in our prayers.”

BEAUMONT, TEXAS

A young woman who arrived for an appointment in Beaumont admitted to the people praying outside the abortion facility that she had tossed and turned all night over what she was about to do.

One of the volunteers was quick to hand her information from a pro-life pregnancy care center. About this time, the young woman’s friend, who had come to the appointment with her, spoke up. The friend said she’d had an abortion herself — and “didn’t feel it was a good idea.”

At that, the woman who had planned to abort her child broke down in tears.

After a lengthy discussion with the counselors on the sidewalk, the two young women were smiling — and heading towards the pro-life resource center.

“We have her phone number and will be in touch,” said Eileen in Beaumont. “She left with tears of joy, rather than sorrow. Your prayers and sacrifices are definitely at work!”

Here’s the link to today’s devotional.

Through your prayers and faithfulness during the rest of this 40 Days for Life campaign, I can’t wait to learn how many more lives God will spare!

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