About 8:45, when only a few prayer warriors were present, four couples slipped in through the front door. Dave and his wife, Kay were there to reach out to them. I got there a little before 9:00, and another abortion bound couple went past us into the front door. They were determined to reject our offers of help. No escorts were present at that time to tell them to go through the back entrance. Those of us who can, must try to get there earlier

Shortly after nine, a young woman walked from her car parked in the side driveway into the front entrance. Gloria was able to reach out to her as she walked from her car. I then walked with her to the front door. Although, the escorts rudely intervened as usual, we were able to give her important truths. She seemed soft and reluctant to go in; however, the escorts corralled around her and rushed her through the door. Gloria indicated to me that there was someone waiting for her in the car in the parking lot. I was able to speak to the friend from the side road. I pointed to the pregnancy center and explained to her that there was free help available, and to please tell her friend. I asked if she heard me – she shook her head yes! Not long after the young woman left and got into the car with her friend and they drove off. We can only hope that she never returns. [We can call this a possible save.]

Two women went in and left. They mocked us and said that even though they were not there for an abortion – they were for it! 

Another young woman entered the building. When I tried to tell her that I didn’t know why she was there, but that this was an abortion day and we were there to help. She flippantly laughed and said she was one of those women going in for an abortion – to leave her alone. We had heard from Patti and Carol at Community Pregnancy that women taking the abortion pill is on the rise. We are seeing that at this Planned Parenthood. 

I was able to speak face to face with one young woman who said she was there for birth control. As one older woman speaking to a younger woman, I encouraged her to try abstinence, the sure way of protecting against having an unwanted pregnancy, and that purity before marriage was God’s way. She smiled sweetly and thanked me

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1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Decisions Legalized Abortion in the U.S. for theFull Nine Months of Pregnancy Prior to 1967, abortion was prohibited in all 50 states except when the mother’s life was in danger. Between 1967 and 1973, 18 states added further exceptions, mostly to allow abortion in cases of rape and incest, or for certain limited medical reasons, or on demand (New York). In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered two decisions, Roe v. Wade 1 and Doe v. Bolton 2 which, taken together, have allowed legal abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy in all 50 states. The two original decisions established legal abortion as follows: In the first three months of pregnancy, no one can interfere with a woman’s decision to abort her child. After the first three months, but before the “viability” of the unborn child, an individual state can enact laws to protect the health of the mother but cannot prohibit the abortion of the unborn child. After “viability” of the unborn child, an individual state can, if it chooses to do so, enact laws to protect the unborn child but abortion must be allowed if the life or “health” of the mother is at stake. The Supreme Court defined “health” as “the medical judgment that may be exercised in light of all factors – physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age –relevant to the well-being of the patient. All these factors may relate to health.” 2 Consequently, the broad definition of “health” has made abortion legal up to the moment of birth.

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