A day at an abortion mill is filled with spiritual warfare. Those who dare to step into that arena cannot be faint of heart, and must be prepared for the good, the bad, and the ugly. As you view the attached pictures, you might see a glimpse of what I’m talking about. The fellowship that we have as believers as we take our places on the battlefront, is sweet. When one is down because of the intensity of what we are facing, someone is always there to bring a prayer or word of encouragement. It is the experience that Jesus talks about where the body of Christ works together as one and gets His work done – each one takes their place and all fronts are covered. It is quite beautiful!  It is difficult to face each week the deception that is so strong where men and women actually determine in their hearts to believe that snuffing out the life of their child is a good thing. Some, probably because of the turmoil of emotions, lash out at those of us who reach out in love. Some just hang their heads and steel themselves to any offer of help.  And then there are the ones who are just looking for a reason to not go through with the grave act of killing their own child. In any case, we trust that the Lord will give us the right words and the heart of love for each one of them. It is difficult to be confronted by the cold fact that escorts and staff members gleefully take part and even cheer this abominable practice of the slaughter of the innocent. It is only by the Holy Spirit’s help that we can love these people and pray for the truth to set them free.  

This week was busy at the front entrance. At least five couples steeled themselves to get out of their cars and walk past all of us stationed to help them. Most of them spurned, and even mocked and jeered, at any offers of an alternative. One young father who was sweet and polite, did listen and took the literature from me. He thanked me, but sadly continued to walk into the building. We usually get two chances to speak to at least the fathers, as they are directed by PP to move their cars to the back. There again, they will have to go past more offers of help.  As most of the staff people are now parking at the side entrance, we are able to encourage each one to go to the website and get help in finding another job. It is a good opportunity to let them know that they don’t have to work at a place the kills children, and there are loving people out there willing to help.   We praise the Lord for we continue to get more warriors each week. Many cannot commit to come weekly, but they come as they can, and the gaps are filled. We thank the Lord for Gloria’s husband, Javier, who comes when there is a break in his work schedule. When I needed a word of encouragement this day, he spoke into my ear, “The Lord’s justice is coming, dear. Justice is coming!” Later on in the morning,Ryan, my seven year old grandson, who was standing close by when a few of us were having a  conversation about the state of affairs in our country, spoke up saying, “No worries, Jesus will come and make it all right!” Out of the mouth of babes . . . 🙂 

It was so nice to see Rich Owens with the Forty Days for Life ministry who flew down from NJ for a quick trip to start rallying the troops.  We look forward to such a powerful gathering of God’s people. Thank you, Rich. And, we praise the Lord for the report that his lovely wife, Barbara, who could not be with him on this trip, is doing well.

Thank you, Lord, for Your faithfulness. 

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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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