"You're talking to the wrong person," the 'pro-choice' escort said.
"I never talk to the wrong person," I replied.
I believe every encounter is a divine appointment, especially on the sidewalks of the Southeast's busiest abortion center. In fact, I spent a long time talking with her. It was a civil discussion, and while she said I would never change her mind, she listened as I pointed out the illogical stance of the pro-choice movement. We also discussed common ground. Aging parents. Medical and health struggles. Love of animals.
"I couldn't even step on ants as a child," I told her. "See...I value ALL life."
She, who is an animal lover, paused. She knew the inconsistency I was pointing out as she stood on the sidewalk in support of the legal slaughter of babies in the womb.
Her pro-choice friend came to 'rescue' her then. She wore a pink hat that said, "Stand for women rights; stand for human rights."
I pointed at her cap. "Rights for all women...except the little unborn girl babies? Right? Rights for all humans...except the humans in the womb?"
The pro-choice woman turned away. "If I wanted a conversation with you, I would have initiated it," she snapped.
"Okay," I said.
Three mothers chose life yesterday despite the presence of ten pro-abortion protesters who became so aggressive that we called the police when one jostled one of our team members. The police did not think the protesters stuffing their signs over ours or standing inches from our face was illegal activity, nor did they feel blocking our speakers with foam pads in an attempt to absorb the sound was illegal. We had legally obtained the sound permit, but the police did not think attempts to block our sound transmission was violating our permission to broadcast.They did suggest our team member could press charges against the woman who jostled her so aggressively.
In the midst of the fracas, I got a text from a mom I work with who chose life over abortion. She sent me the picture of that precious little baby posted at the top of this blog. The sweet little girl was born yesterday morning, and the mama wanted me to see her right away. Cities4Life has helped her quite a bit, and she is very grateful. She said that life the past few weeks had been very difficult, but "I'm in good spirits today. I feel amazing and joyous, and looking at her, I know we'll be ok."
While speaking on the mic, I did something I don't often do. I broke down and cried. I don't really know why but sometimes, the horror of a nation that seeks to justify the killing of babies fills me with so much anguish that I cannot contain it. I spent some time speaking with the woman in the picture below. She knew abortion was wrong. She believed in God and knew He would not approve. She took my literature with my name and number, but told me she needed to go to her appointment in the center anyway.
It was really comforting to look at the picture on my phone of the new little baby girl who safely entered the world. Later, the woman I had spoken to at length who knew abortion was wrong left the center and told us she had decided not to abort.
Cities4Life will be hosting a training session this Saturday for anyone who would like to know how to spread a culture of life in one of the darkest places in our city - the abortion center. Please click HERE for information and registration.
The mama who chose life whose baby is pictured in the blog is in desperate need of a car. If you have one to donate, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . This mama is facing dire circumstances, but willing to follow God despite her struggles.
Proverbs 31:8-9 –"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."
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