Atlanta, Georgia

I attended two events at the vigil site in Atlanta. One thing I noted was something about the property itself.

The abortion center arranged spiky plants in the public right-of-way to discourage access to the women.

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The most profound story I heard here came from a woman who became pregnant through a sexual assault as a teenager. She had an abortion – and said that she healed from the assault much more quickly than from the abortion.

In fact, after the abortion, she drifted into a hard life; but eventually, she found faith and found healing … eventually marrying and raising a family.

I couldn’t help but to think of one of my favorite Bible verses: “And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good” (Romans 8:28).

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Written by
Steve Karlen, Director, North American Campaigns

Prior to joining the headquarters team, Steve directed several highly-successful 40 Days for Life campaigns in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. As North American outreach director, Steve helps campaign leaders in the United States, Canada and Mexico build and improve their local life-saving efforts.