All abortions end the same way — with the death of the baby. That’s the stark, cold reality. In the rare occurrence that the baby does survive an abortion, the procedure is considered “unsuccessful.”
Abortion workers may use the condescending, inaccurate ploy of telling a mother that in the early stages of pregnancy, the baby is “just a blob of tissue.” As the pregnancy advances, and the child grows and develops, that lie won’t work — the mother can feel her baby kicking and moving … and she starts to “show.”
Nevertheless, abortions are legal in the United States at any time during pregnancy — for any reason. And there are abortionists who will perform them … at any time, for any reason.
40 Days for Life campaigns are going on right now outside a number of late-term abortion centers … including one in the otherwise peaceful and quaint Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville. I was able to visit the vigil location there recently.
I prayed with students outside Martin Haskell’s abortion center — one of two he operates in Ohio (the other is in Dayton, where 40 Days for Life is also in progress).
Haskell is notorious for having invented the method commonly known as partial-birth abortion … which can even be done at a stage of pregnancy where the baby could survive outside the womb.
This picture was taken outside the Planned Parenthood location in Cincinnati, another stop on my trip to Ohio, where I was able to talk and pray with a group of 40 Days for Life participants.
I also visited the 40 Days for Life vigil in Mobile recently — where 40 Days for Life team members are excited about the pro-life pregnancy help center that’s right across the street from the Planned Parenthood abortion facility.
So far during this campaign, volunteers in Mobile report at least three babies have been saved from abortion.
In more and more communities, people are locating pro-life resources as close as possible to the abortion business. If a counselor can point next door or across the street and say, “Let’s go over here where you can get some assistance,” it can be a major advantage in the battle to save lives.
The 40 Days for Life vigil in Dallas, like the one in Sharonville, is taking place outside a late-term abortion facility. Prayer volunteers there were recently able to offer help to a young woman who was sitting on the steps of the building — in tears.
But before she could get up to walk to the counselors, an abortion center worker walked out the side entrance and met her first. However, this distraught young woman turned away from the staff member … and responded to the offer of help from the sidewalk, where a counselor walked with her to the nearby pregnancy help center.
“She came to the abortion facility without hope,” said one of the volunteers. “With courage she walked away from this place of despair. She chose life … and she is going to have twins!”
Here’s the link to today’s devotional.
Yours for Life,
40 Days for Life
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