Today is the vote in the Senate regarding the defunding of Planned Parenthood and what better way to start the day than a story of a couple leaving Planned Parenthood and NOT killing their child.
There is so much momentum heading into the closing
weekend of 40 Days for Life!
Tonight, I am speaking in Los Angeles at a 40 Days for
Life event. Then tomorrow, I head back to the East Coast
for a closing event outside of a late-term abortion
facility in Maryland.
With just a few days left, are you getting a little tired?
If so, please remember to pray and prepare your hearts
as we enter into what Fulton Sheen called “the week that
changed the world.” Next week, our commemoration of the
passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus reassure us of
victory over death.
SO … are you ready for a few more stories of the
Lord’s amazing blessings? Here goes!
A young couple had arrived for an appointment at Planned
Parenthood in Memphis. On their way into the building,
they declined to talk. But a little while later, the man
This time, one of the counselors was able to strike up
a conversation. He confirmed that the young woman was
there for an abortion. The counselor gave him information
about resources that are available in Memphis. He thanked
her and went back inside.
Less than ten minutes later, the couple walked out of
The young man raised his arms, smiled and exclaimed,
“We’re not going to do it!”
The vigil participants waved as the couple drove off.
But then they made a quick stop and circled back into
the parking lot. It seems they’d gotten a phone call
from Planned Parenthood. They may have called off the
abortion, but they still owed $100 for the clinic visit!
That should tell you something about Planned Parenthood.
“But this did not dampen the young father’s spirits,”
said Kerry in Memphis. “Before he drove off again, he
gave two thumbs-up to the vigil-goers.”
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Lisa, a sidewalk counselor at the 40 Days for Life vigil
in Charlotte, just got a text from a young woman who had
chosen life for her child.
“Hi! How are you?” she wrote. “I’m happy I didn’t do it.
I want you and the people that you were with to know that
it meant the whole world to me to know that you all care
about me, not even knowing me. Thanks! I hope to hear
from you soon.”
Of course, Lisa got back in touch right away and scheduled
some more time to talk. Anytime is fine, the young woman
replied, because if it weren’t for the people praying,
“I would have done a really bad thing.”
“I hope this is as encouraging to y’all as it was to me,”
HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY
Louise writes on the 40 Days for Life blog that she
went to church one morning recently and spotted several
members of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal — a
religious order that, among other things, is noted for
its strong pro-life stand.
“Right then and there, I knew something special would
happen today,” she said. The friars left church and
headed to the 40 Days for Life vigil.
“We noticed a young couple approaching the building,
the woman crying the man consoling her,” she wrote.
“Two counselors started to speak with them. As time
passed, prayers became more and more intense within
all of us there. You could just feel the Holy Spirit’s
presence among us.”
One family brought their baby over and the woman cried
some more. An hour later, the couple went inside to
cancel their appointment.
“You just had to be there to feel God’s presence all
around us,” Louise said. “I don’t think anyone who
witnessed that hour will ever be the same.”