Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sanctuary Ministry Update, Oct 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Missionaries: Mary Jo, Amie, Myra, Allura

There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

Proverbs 14:12;16:25

A woman who has no fear of God, who is willful ...will as certainly ruin her family, as if she plucked her house down.

Here are grace and sin in their true colours. Those that despise God's precepts and promises, despise God and all His power and mercy.

... those that make light of sin, make light of Christ ...

Holy fear guards against every thing unholy.

~ Matthew Henry

Allura reporting:

Regina came back...

to kill her baby this a.m. She said she’d changed her mind about keeping her baby. Doris refused to bring her so she drove herself to OWC. This happens often, but each time it breaks my heart. Please pray that God will rescue this lost young woman, for His great glory alone.

Today being late abortion day, I saw many women walking in with pillows and water bottles. (It takes from 6-72 hours for these women to go through labor and then deliver their dead babies into the toilet - A very pregnant woman with a big belly wept quietly as her 2 friends kissed & hugged her, and then she walked inside the doors, refusing our offers of help. Another woman brought her 15 week pregnant friend, Roxanne, who wouldn’t listen to anything we had to say.

"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, ...

I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'"

~ Jesus (Matthew 7:21-23)

TWO GRANDMOTHERS brought their granddaughters to kill their babies today. One of them has a sister who volunteers for a pro-life organization, so these women are familiar with the realities of abortion, but chose death over life anyway. 23 yr old Liz is a recovering drug addict with a felony, so she can’t get a job. She said there’s no way they could support this baby, who is the result of a one-night stand. I brought up adoption, but they both refused to even discuss it. Grandma said, “I’m a Christian. I believe God puts us here on this earth so that we can accept Christ as our Savior and live the best Christian life that we can. But everyone has to decide what is right for their life, and we’ve decided that this is the best choice.”

(... those that make light of sin, make light of Christ.)

The other grandmother seemed like a sweet little old lady sitting on the porch reading a magazine. (In the attached photo with Regina) But she was talking to Regina and showing her pictures of movie stars, laughing so this troubled young mom couldn’t hear my offers of help. I said it was sad to see someone of her generation trying to STOP a young woman from doing what is right because the Bible tells the older women to teach the younger women to do what is right. I said, “My own mother prays for me as I try to help young girls choose life for their babies.” (Thanks, Marmee!) and I added, “God’s plan is that we become wiser as we get older, but instead, you are acting like a fool, joking about what is evil in the sight of God.” She put her magazine down and turned to me and spat out angrily, “You don’t know anything! My g’daughter was raped! She’s a diabetic and she can’t have this baby. So just shut your mouth!” I tried to express my sympathy for her granddaughter and asked if she was in counseling, but she just screamed, “Shut up! Shut your mouth! Don’t say another word to me!” When her granddaughter (pink shirt in pic) came out, I tried to give her a brochure on rape, but both women continued to laugh & talk loudly. Finally I left knowing that our God is the only One who can rescue anyone; I’m just to be a willing vessel. But oh, how I long for That Day when “all hurt and pain will cease and we’ll be with Him forever.”

His Only by Grace,


Sanctuary Ministry Update, Sep 30th, 2008

Tiny human feet (10 weeks after conception)

Sanctuary Ministries Update
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Orlando Women's Center (OWC) abortion clinic
Missionaries: Allura, Ursula, Julia, Shirley Jo

Allura reporting:
When Regina told me she was 11 weeks pregnant, I said, “Oh wow! I have a picture of what your baby looks like right now! She has tiny fingernails & toes, & she can even suck her thumb! No new major organs will form after this point. She’ll just grow bigger and stronger!” Her sister, Doris’ eyes filled with tears as she began pleading with Regina to save her baby. It was a beautiful thing to watch God soften their hearts! Julia and I were joined today by Shirley Jo, as well as our Catholic sisters, Ursula and Myra. We all rejoiced in the rescue of Regina’s baby!! But it was hard to see so many women walk past us to kill their babies.

Two Haitian women arrived together: the aborting woman didn’t speak any English and kept hiding her face while her friend filled out the paperwork for her. I offered to put them on the phone with my sweet Creole-speaking friend, Valencia, but they declined.

Ursula and Myra and I talked to a woman who’d come for a free Pap (as a marketing ploy the clinic is now offering free pap smears as incentive for sexually active women to become familiar with them in hopes that they will abort their babies there & will refer their friends there to abort as well). The woman claimed to be a Christian, but said, “I think women should have the right to choose.” When we showed her a picture of an aborted baby, she said, “I can’t believe people do things like that!” She assured us that her 19 yr old daughter at home is “a saint” and would never get pregnant. She accepted a pink-covered Gospel for her daughter, but said she could never talk to her about the reality of abortion, because, “It would traumatize her!” L

The Hispanic girl sitting on her boyfriend’s lap said that she was also there for a Pap. Her boyfriend was disgusted that OWC is an abortion business and he accepted a pamphlet for “Shepherd’s Hope Clinics” (

where low-income women can receive free basic medical care, including Paps. He said they wouldn’t be back at OWC.

A lady came to bring a friend for a free Pap. But she was so angry! She told us we didn’t have any right to tell the aborting moms what to do. She even said, “They don’t have to answer to you, only to God!” And we agreed with her! But we stated that we were there to warn those women of impending judgment because that’s what the Bible tells us to do. She made fun of us, yelling loudly when I tried to talk. As we were leaving, I made one final plea, but the angry woman began yelling again and no one could hear me so I turned to leave. The Hispanic guy called out to me, “Hey, Lady! You’re doing a great job out here!”

My hero, Charles Spurgeon, helps me to think biblically about persecution for righteousness sake: “To be laughed at is no great hardship to me. I can delight in scoffs and jeers. Caricatures, lampoons, and slanders are my glory. But that you should turn from your own mercy, this is my sorrow. Spit on me, but oh, repent! Laugh at me, but oh, believe in my Master! Make my body as the dirt of the streets, but damn not your own souls!” Wow! I am so not there yet. But I serve an awesome God!

Thank you for praying for this ministry. I’m at OWC every Tues. (11:30-1:00) & Wed.(8:15-9:30) Lord willing. Who will join me on the front lines next week? J


Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Are Aborting mothers' victims?

What does the Bible say?

Women who have abortions:
Are they 'innocent victims' or 'guilty perpetrators'?

One person who identified themselves as a 'passionate pro-lifer' wrote:
"I view the women as victims, because they were sold a quick, painless solution by "experts" and instead they will spend the rest of their lives trying to heal. They don't need more judgement."

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse...
They show that what the law requires is written in their hearts, a fact to which their own consciences testify ...
Romans 1:18-20 & Romans 2:15

To argue that a woman (or man) who plans & carries out a violent sin against an innocent person is a victim is more than wrong, it is unbiblical. God teaches us in His Word that we who are sinners are not 'victims' of sin, but rather willing participants & guilty perpetrators. General revelation (natural law/knowlege of right & wrong) is given to all human beings. Just as the rapist is not a 'victim' & the child molester is not a 'victim' & a thief is not a 'victim' & a liar is not a 'victim', & an adulterer is not a 'victim', each aborting mom has to violate her own conscience to murder an innocent person. She is not a 'victim' of sin she is a 'victimizer'.

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies ...
Matthew 15:19

Jesus teaches us that people are not sinners because they sin, they sin because they are sinners. (Read John Piper on Total Depravity: An aborting mother is a sinner. She has a wicked heart, filled with original sin, out of which proceeds evil thoughts & murder. Although it adds to her guilt & stores up wrath against her (Romans 2:5), fornicating & killing her baby doesn't make a woman a sinner. She fornicates & kills her baby because she IS a sinner. The testimony of the Bible is clear. The conscience of an abortion-minded woman is given to her by God. It is informed by the moral law (the ten commandments, incluing 'You shall not murder'). Half of women who kill their babies (through all nine months of pregnancy) do it again. Explain how that makes her a 'victim' instead of a perpetrator of sin? Matthew Henry explains: 'In every wilful sin, there is contempt of the goodness of God.' Our goal is not to condemn the women who are arriving to kill their infants. John 3:18 Jesus explains that they are already condemned. But we must use the Law of God, which brings the knowlege of sin & is perfect, converting the soul. (Ps 19:7) We must not allow a woman who is committing the sin of murder (& is often practicing the sin of sexual immorality) to go unprayed for & unwarned. That's why we go to the abortion clinic to engage the mothers. The Bible is clear that no murderer or fornicator has any inheritance in the kingdom of heaven (Eph 5:5, I Cor 6:9,10). The Law of God ("You shall not murder") was made for sinners (I Timothy 1:8-10). We are to go to the perishing infants to intervene to rescue them, offer help to their moms & we are to use the law lawfully.

A (wo)man who is laden with the guilt of human blood will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him/her.
Proverbs 28:17

Cursed be (s)he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen
Deuteronomy 27:25

A woman who has murdered her infant is not to be supported (& referrred to as a 'victim') but rather rebuked and called to repentance for this & all of her sin. A woman who has killed her baby by abortion or has helped someone else to take their infant's life must be called to repent (confess & forsake) the sin of murder & sexual immorality & all known sin & trust in the Savior Whose blood is sufficient to cover the sin of the true penitent. There is no forgiveness or healing outside the salvation that God has prescribed, through Jesus Christ. 'Repent & believe the gospel' is the Lord's message for all who sin.
(See attached article "Cursed is She" & read "Why Post-Abortion Support is Unbiblical" at:

Are these the words of victims?

... and although they know the ordinance of God,
that those who practice such things are worthy of death,
they not only do the same,
but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
Romans 1:32

Although the Bible's testimony about woman's guilty knowlege of sin is sufficient, let me share some actual samples of written advice from post-abortive women to a mother who is planning to kill her baby by abortion. (I have hundreds & hundreds more of these from post-abortive mothers.) AIt is important for you to know that all of these women were offered personal, practical, emotional & spiritual help through their pregnancy & were given great information about adoption & shown profiles of couples on the adoption waiting list BEFORE they killed their children. As you will see from the chilling excerpt below (& from the testimonies I have attached in a document entitled "Abortion quotes from abortive moms") women plan to kill their babies, they kill their babies & then they help other women kill their babies. The Bible teaches about original sin & human depravity & that settles it, but the truth of the matter is that the willful behavior of aborting moms (sinners) prove what God reveals to be absolutely true.

I've had multiple abortions,and I almost never think about the earlier ones -- this latest one (two weeks yesterday) comes and goes, and it's unpredictable. I had a second-trimester abortion ..., carried a pregnancy to 42 weeks, had three more abortions (one of them second-trimester), and then carried another pregnancy to 42 weeks, and never had any problems. I had an early abortion last time around (a few weeks ago) and it was the least invasive and easiest psychologically of all the experiences I've had. I've had five abortions, and none of them plunged me into depression as severely as the aftermath of two live births.I know what I've done has been done with the utmost of attention to the ethics and philosophical issues involved.

Relaxation is key, and pampering yourself the night before.A good friend of mine -- who has had multiple abortions -- wrote the following advice to me when I was struggling to get through the days until my appointment:

I'd suggest taking a long hot bath by candlelight. Shower first to get all
clean; exfoliate, scrub, cut your nails, get off any old junk. Then fill a
tub with hot water and a generous handful of sea salt. The salt will extract
toxins from your skin, rebalance the salinity of your cells, and neutralize
the out of whack vibrations you've picked up or created in the past few
days/weeks. Basically it sets you back to zero - clears your system and
spirit. Don't think about anything during the bath, but before hand, as you
slip under the water (til just your face is out), drop the question into
your head of what you really want to do. Don't try to answer it - just soak
with it and let something rise to the surface. Usually by the time you get
out the answer is peacefully clear to you. Sometimes you go to sleep and
either dream the answer, or wake up knowing it. That's the first thing I
recommend, to get right with yourself, balanced and be sure.

I found taking such a bath each night until the abortion really helped clear my mind and allowed me to make the right choice.
I have friends who had babies …and it's the biggest regret ever.

Over time, regretful feelings about your abortion often changes into something else -- there's a difference,
I think, between regretting being in a position where you had to do something you wish you didn't have to do, and regretting actually doing it.
In the weeks after my last one (which was my 5th), I wished I'd made a different decision. It's now almost five months later, and the more I learn
about the guy who got me pregnant, the more I thank god that I made the choice I did. I still regret being in that situation, but I don't regret my choice.
~ Alli (a rape crisis counselor who has a blog about killing her last baby: (

Since we often hear a diatribe about 'judging' (mostly from professing Christians who are at the abortuary to kill their babies) I've attached something we give out to those we meet at the clinic who mistakenly say; "The Bible says you are not to judge!"

In conclusion, here is what I would most like to emphasize.

For the Word of God is living and active and
sharper than any two-edged sword,
and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit,
of both joints and marrow, and able to
judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
~ Hebrews 4:12

"Defend the Bible? I'd rather defend a lion... what we need to do is just let it out of the cage"
~ Charles Spurgeon

We who are Christians should not be giving the same advice as the world. Our distinctive is that we are people of the Book! Let us not act like we are ashamed of the Word of Christ. Let us not behave as if the Scriptures play second fiddle to humanistic, therapeutic mumbo-jumbo. We believe that the Bible is God's inerrant Word, don't we? We believe in the doctrine of original sin, don't we? We know that women are not basically good. We believe that people are depraved, don't we? We believe that people sin because they want to sin, don't we? We believe that God holds sinners accountable for their sin, don't we? Let's stop all this man-centered, woman-centered drivel! Let's stay biblical & allow God's Word to influence the world for His glory & for our neighbor's good!

Together for Life & Eternity,
Patte Smith
Sanctuary Ministries

A great many learned men are defending the gospel; no doubt it is a very proper and right thing to do, yet I always notice that, when there are most books of that kind, it is because the gospel itself is not being preached. Suppose a number of persons were to take it into their heads that they had to defend a lion, a full-grown king of beasts! There he is in the cage, and here come all the soldiers of the army to fight for him. Well, I should suggest to them, if they would not object, and feel that it was humbling to them, that they should kindly stand back, and open the door, and let the lion out! I believe that would be the best way of defending him, for he would take care of himself; and the best “apology” for the gospel is to let the gospel out.
- Charles Spurgeon

Visit the Fatherless *+* Sanctuary Ministries Witnessing Times

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this,
To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
James 1:27

The silence of the church is deafening.

How can it be church as usual while the orphans are slaughtered
in the shadow of a thousand steeples
here in Orlando?

Join us for ...
Sanctuary Ministries Abortion Outreach

Orlando Women's Center

killing place

12:30 (ministry time 11:45-1pm)

9am Late & early term killings (ministry time: 8-9:30am)

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
9am (ministry time: 8:15-9:30am & beyond)

7:30am (mnistry time 6:45-8am)
Please note: Days and times are subject to change. We highly recommend that you RSVP:

Baby developing in the womb at 19 weeks.

RSVP: Scott & Patte Smith

1103 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL 32806

Patte & Kristin

(a precious little girl saved from abortion outside Orlando Women's Center killing place)

Together for Life & Eternity,
Patte & Scott Smith
Sanctuary Ministries

There are “Jonahs” on the boat - and they are
sending the nation down.
Who are these Jonahs? I believe they are the “prophets” of America who will not preach the truth - who sleep comfortably in the bowels
of the nation while chaos reigns all around them. Too afraid to deliver God’s word ‘Repent’, they run the other way - toward smooth talk and pleasant sayings - “Peace peace” when there is no peace. And the depths of this great crisis can be laid directly at their door.

Yes - that’s right. A big reason why the ship of America is sinking is because her prophets ran away from their God-given task and message at the crucial moment.

If only these prophets had preached the TRUTH when the nation so desperately needed to hear it. If only they had begun - way back in the 1980’s - to call the lukewarm church to repentance,
to rebuke the people for their love of money, their greed, their sin. But no - the siren call of “popularity” was too strong. The call of
“grace, grace”, of mass acceptance, of big reputations and even bigger offerings. And so they sold out. And now they sleep bliss-
fully in the midst of the ship, while the storm whips to fury all around. How do you sleep, O Jonahs, who would not cry “Repent”?

... it is not just the leaders who are at fault here. It is also the people, who “love to have it so”. And thus until the heart of the people is scourged and purged they will accomodate the “Jonahs” -
even seeking more of their ear-tickling fables to comfort themselves in this time of breaking ...

until her people act of their own volition to throw these Jonahs overboard - this storm will go on and on. In fact, it is about to grow a whole lot worse.

Mark my words, America: Until you remove these Jonahs, your nation cannot recover. They have held the whole world in thrall by their apostasy. And God cannot have it so any more. How long will it take you to realize? How long will it take you to act?

THROW THE JONAHS OVERBOARD and be done with them!!
Only then will this mother of all storms subside.

~ Andrew Strom

After you go witnessing at the clinic with us, call some friends & go see Fireproof this weekend:

Modern Gospel's Hellacious Fraud Kills Babies

Conversion turns the balance of the judgment,
so that God and His glory outweigh all carnal and worldly interests.
It opens the eye of the mind, and makes the scales of its native ignorance fall off,
and turns men from darkness to light.
The man who before saw no danger in his condition,
now concludes himself lost and forever undone
—except renewed by the power of grace.
He who formerly thought there was little hurt in sin,
now comes to see it to be the chief of evils.
He sees the unreasonableness, the deformity and the filthiness of sin;
so that he is affrighted with it, loathes it, dreads it, flees from it, and even abhors himself for it
(Rom 7:15; Job 42:6; Ezek 36:31)
~ Joseph Alleine

Hello Co-Laborers,
A friend of mine recommends that lost women go to Josh McDowell's website to acquire an understanding of how to be saved. I went there to check it out: I find two very disturbing particulars about the message McDowell has laid out on his website. It is easy to see how this type of false gospel contributes to the sexual immorality of the professing Christian women we are meeting & the mass murder of so many of their little babies. There are two grave errors on McDowell's webpage, entitled "How to know God personally";
#1. There is no mention of repentance (confess & forsake specific sin & original)
#2. There is a patently false assurance that a person is always saved (regenerated) simply by praying to receive Christ.

If you haven't done it already, I'd like to suggest that all of you consider listening to Hell's Best Kept Secret & True & False Conversion: (I highly recommend listening to each of them twice in order to comprehend the radical difference there is between a biblical gospel & an unbiblical gospel which is so prevalent today.)

The false assurance of faith has created the tragic syndrome we see at the killing place (& when we witness at all other venues as well). Aborting women (including clinic workers & the abortionists who profess to be Christians) are innoculated against the true, biblical gospel, which requires repentance & holiness because they have 'prayed a prayer to receive Christ' & been assured that they are saved. Jesus told us that unless a person is born-again they cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven. Salvation is a Spirit-wrought change in the soul of a person. There is no biblical evidence that the idea of 'praying to receive Christ' causes a person to be saved. In fact, the bible teaches that the prayers of the unrepentant (wicked) are not only NOT HEARD by God but they are an abomination to God (Proverbs 15:8 & 28:9). Only the Holy Spirit can assure a person that they are born -again (regenerated). And Jesus taught that only those who endure to the end will be saved. (Matt 24:13) It is interesting to note that the scriptures reveal that 'even the demons believe'. But, obviously, the demons were not saved. The demons did not repent.

It is remarkable to think that someone like Josh McDowell would leave out the neccesity of genuine repentance when it was clearly taught by John the Baptist (Matt 3:1-10) by Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:17;9:13;11:20-21;Luke 13:2-5;15:7,10;24:46-48) & by the Lord's disciples (all through the book of Acts). The Bible says that God is commanding “that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). Thomas Watson's The Doctrine of Repentance is the best book on biblical repentance that I have ever read. I hope that you will find time to read the whole book: It's a LOT to chew but well worth savoring every mouthful.

John Piper addresses the genuine distinctive of being born-again from the counterfeit:
Thomas Boston wrote a fine biblical treatise called: 'Ye Must Be Born Again'.

Remembering the warning of Jesus in Matthew 7:22-29 & we must not tell people they can be saved any other way but by God's appointed way of salvation, which is the way of repentance (& accompanying holiness) & faith by regeneration of the Holy Spirit. The Savior warned that those who remained 'workers of iniquity' may have 'believed' but Jesus sent them away with the words that no one ever wants to hear on that great & terrible day of the Lord, the Day of Judgment: "I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity." (see Luke 13:27 & Psalm 6:8 as well)

In commenting on Matthew 7:22-29, the bible commentator Matthew Henry observed:
Christ here shows that it will not be enough to own Him for our Master, only in word and tongue. It is necessary to our happiness that we believe in Christ, that we repent of sin, that we live a holy life, that we love one another. This is His will, even our sanctification. Let us take heed of resting in outward privileges and doings, lest we deceive ourselves, and perish eternally, as multitudes do, with a lie in our right hand. Let every one that names the name of Christ, depart from all sin. There are others, whose religion rests in bare hearing, and it goes no further; their heads are filled with empty notions. These two sorts of hearers are represented as two builders. This parable teaches us to hear and do the sayings of the Lord Jesus: some may seem hard to flesh and blood, but they must be done. Christ is laid for a foundation, and every thing besides Christ is sand. Some build their hopes upon worldly prosperity; others upon an outward profession of religion. Upon these they venture; but they are all sand, too weak to bear such a fabric as our hopes of heaven. There is a storm coming that will try every man's work. When God takes away the soul, where is the hope of the hypocrite? The house fell in the storm, when the builder had most need of it, and expected it would be a shelter to him. It fell when it was too late to build another. May the Lord make us wise builders for eternity. Then nothing shall separate us from the love of Christ Jesus. The multitudes were astonished at the wisdom and power of Christ's doctrine. And this sermon, ever so often read over, is always new. Every word proves its Author to be Divine. Let us be more and more decided and earnest, making some one or other of these blessednesses and Christian graces the main subject of our thoughts, even for weeks together. Let us not rest in general and confused desires after them, whereby we grasp at all, but catch nothing.

If you are just listening to Hell's Best Kept Secret & True & False Conversion for the first time, or if it's been a while & listened again, I would like to hear your thoughts. You will really be blessed by reading Joseph Alleine's brilliant book called Alarm to the Unconverted. This book addresses the mistakes people make regarding the gospel & conversion. It helped me get a clearer picture of the gospel & I trust it will bless you as well. You can read it online here:

Together for Life & Eternity,
Patte Smith
Sanctuary Ministries

Are you good enough or are you a lost cause?

Starring Death in the Eye

In Him was Life; and the Life was the Light of men.

And the Light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out.

John 1: 4 & 5


Sanctuary Ministries has utilized the powerful graphics of both beautiful images of pre-born babies & photographs of infants who were slaughtered by abortion for as long as I can remember. I am convinced that it is a visual depiction of the moral Law of God, 'You shall not murder'. The Holy Bible describes that Law of the Lord as being 'perfect, converting the soul' (Ps 19:7)& a light (Pro 6:23) a that it is a schoolmaster to lead people to Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:24). We have faith in the instrumentality of the Lord's Word & we have utmost confidence that God will use these graphic images of murder to help us communicate truth to the conscience of aborting moms, dads, friends & even the clinic workers when we display them as we speak the Words of Life & Eternity to them.Following is an article by Frank Pavone with evidence of how the Lord provides a witness to the sin of abortion with the graphic images.

If you have people in your life who disagree with the use of these images, you might consider sending this along to them. And while you're at it, invite them to come along with us to the killing place to rescue the perishing, will you?

Together for Life & Eternity,

Patte Smith

Sanctuary Ministries

Staring Death in the Eye

A few of my colleagues in the pro-life movement have at times made the blanket generalization that showing pictures of aborted babies "doesn't work" or is "counterproductive." They say people already know abortion is evil, and seeing the photos will only turn them away from our movement. Nor, they say, will the photos persuade someone not to have an abortion.

May I present some evidence to the contrary. These are three of hundreds of emails I receive from people who see these photos at

1. "Up until I visited this site I had been prochoice. I thought that I would do an Internet search to see exactly what an abortion entails. After seeing the images on your site, there was no decision to be made. I figured that whatever hardships having a baby at this time would bring me would be far easier than living with the guilt I knew I would never rid myself of if I was to get an abortion. The pictures had such a powerful effect on me. They helped me to be strong and realize that this pregnancy was made possible by God and if it wasn't meant to be, that was His choice, not mine."

2. "Hello, I am a sixteen-year-old female and I just finished looking at the pictures on your site and reading what actually happens during an abortion. Up until five minutes ago I was extremely pro-choice. Because of your site, I realize that abortion is not a choice about a woman's is the LIFE of a BABY. Never before did I realize how truly horrible and careless abortion really is. Maybe it's because I'd never seen the pictures, or read the actual descriptions of abortion. Maybe I was too afraid to know the truth. But within 3 minutes of viewing your website, my face was covered in tears. Those pictures just really hurt to look at. I cannot express how grateful I am that you have shown me the truth about abortion. God bless you."

3. "Thank you so much for your website. I am 14 weeks pregnant and my partner wants me to have an abortion. ... so I thought about it. I got on the internet trying to see how much it cost and I was lead to your site. I wanted to see what happens and what they look like at 14 weeks. Thanks to your site. I am not going to do it. I am unable to commit murder. That is like killing my own children at their age. This is a remarkable website. Everyone should see this site before they consider having an abortion. Everyone needs to see this to determine if they are able to live with themselves after doing this".

Many other messages like these are posted at

Now if someone prefers not to use the photos, that's fine. Many others will, and there are many other kinds of pro-life work to go around. But please don't say the photos don't work. They certainly do.

This column can be found online at

Fr. Frank's columns can be heard via podcast. See for more details.

Fr.. Frank's columns can be listened to in MP3 format at

Praise for our Work!

Father Pavone: Recently an email was sent to me with a link to your video [on youtube]. After watching a response was necessary.

This is one of the most terrible, loathsome, sickening, awful (in both senses of the word) AND most necessary videos I have ever watched. Just now, not 5 minutes ago I watched it and it so deeply affected me. I have never been a proponent of abortion, in fact it is and has been my firm belief that abortion is wrong. Still this video is necessary because it tells the truth and could convince someone who is on the edge. We do have to remember that the violence of abortion does not make it wrong. It is wrong because our Lord says it is wrong.

I will be sending the email on to friends and acquaintances whether I know their stance or not. I have many friends both Christian & not who will find this email as disturbing as I but will recognize it’s importance. Thank you for producing it. -- Nancy

Are you good enough or are you a lost cause?