Sanctuary Ministries Update
Orlando Women's Center abortuary
Thursday, June 8, 2006 Late term (labor-and-delivery) abortion day
Marian, MJ and Ben, Paula and the boys, Rick DeVos and friend, John and Sue.
We have never seen such a busy late term killing day!!! One after another the women came in, all obviously far along in their pregnancies, many with cropped tops and low slung pants as if proud to show off their shapes. We offered each person a packet of information that explained the abortion procedure and the dangers to themselves and of course, the little one they were murdering. We also spoke to each about the WIN-WIN-WIN circumstances of adoption. The baby WINS by being given LIFE and a forever, loving family. The new family WINS because now they have the child that completes their family. The birth mother WINS because she can lay her head on her pillow each night, guiltless, knowing she did the RIGHT thing.
We spoke for almost three hours with one young couple, Jordan and Sheila. All of the sidewalk counselors found themselves pleading with this young couple throughout the morning. Jordan said that he originally wanted to kill the couple’s twin babies and had encouraged Sheila to set up the appointment, but now he didn’t want to go through with it. Sheila didn’t seem sure but just kept saying that she was in so much pain and so sick and had been recommended to “get rid of it”. I asked her if she had seen a doctor and she said no. I gave her a list of doctors near her home and she said she would ‘think about it”. Sheila made her way inside and the counselors encouraged Rick to go in and get her, to even propose marriage to her and to make the situation right. He said, “I would propose to her! But now she has all those people inside looking at me. She won’t listen!”. Sheila came out on the front porch and listened as different counselors told their testimonies from their own experiences. She wouldn’t say much, just listened and looked on, her eyes wide.
As the morning wound down, a man named Robert walked up and began to speak. He had been to Orlando Women’s Clinic this past Tuesday with his girlfriend, planning to murder their baby. He met a sidewalk counselor and very quickly they decided to not go through with it. He gave an impassioned plea to the couples on the porch. He pointed out repeatedly that abortion was forever and once they did this thing, they could never take it back. He said he felt sure God would help him through this and said he would pray for each of them on the porch to make the right decision. We all gathered around him and hugged him and prayed with him before he left.
We were struck by how many mothers bring their daughters to the killing place.
How may of these grandmother’s-to-be will never see a LIVE grandchild because of this selfish act?
A Catholic woman brought her two year old granddaughter of mixed race to the clinic today. She told us, “This grandchild, whom I never wanted to be born, blesses me more everyday than I can tell you” with tears in her eyes. She brought the little girl right up to the front of the sidewalk and her sweet voice rang out that she was “here to pray for the babies” as she held up her plastic rosary beads to the people on the porch. You could hear a pin drop.
We don’t know what ended happening with these folks today. We pray that our ministry of presence will be used by the Lord to glorify Himself and to convict the souls of the vileness of murder and shedding of innocent blood.
All for Him,