We’re almost two weeks into this 40 Days for Life campaign and we have more good news to share. So far … there have been 86 babies saved from abortion – that we know of.
Kathy in Memphis sent a quick note with great news: “Three babies saved!”
A volunteer spoke to a young couple who were on their way into Planned Parenthood. They listened, but kept on going into the building. Before too long, though, they came back out.
“We took the young couple into the mobile unit, and they saw the ultrasound,” Kathy said … and the baby was saved.
A vigil participant said she had just arrived for her prayer shift when a woman walked out of Planned Parenthood and announced that she would not be going through with the abortion. A short time later, volunteers reported a third woman also decided to turn away from Planned Parenthood.
“I am happy to report,” Julie said, “that two little lives have been saved from abortion at the Planned Parenthood in Wilmington!”
One woman told counselors she had to abort her baby for the sake of her other two children – she didn’t think she could handle another. The volunteers gave her information about a nearby pregnancy center … and bus fare to get her there. She seemed quite relieved. “Thank you for being here,” she said. “I’m not going to do it!”
Volunteers drove another woman to the pregnancy center after telling her she had better options. “She was under a lot of pressure to abort,” Julie said, “and said if she could just get some help she would choose life for her baby.”
A young man who joined the vigil confided that during a previous campaign, his wife was having pregnancy complications and made an appointment for an abortion – and she threatened to call the police if he tried to stop her.
So he prayed, asking the Lord to show his wife a sign at the abortion center that would change her mind.
Of course, when she got there, she saw people praying and realized that she was about to make a terrible “choice.” Their son is now 10 months old.
“He was so grateful that we had been there,” Julie said. “He wanted to join us and perhaps help save someone else’s child.”
A young man rode up on a bicycle and stopped to talk to a volunteer. He said that when he and his wife were expecting their third child, and had seriously discussed the idea of abortion because of family finances.
He said that they saw people standing in prayer outside the abortion center, and that made them think about what they were about to do. Their baby girl is now one month old.
“You never know what impact you will have,” said Andrew in Germantown. “The simple act of standing on the sidewalk and praying for an end to abortion can save a life.”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.