DAY 19: What women want

No one grows up wanting an abortion.

Abortion is a decision made out of fear, desperation, and sometimes coercion. That’s why volunteers in Jos, Nigeria hold signs reading “Real men don’t pressure women to abort” alongside their 40 Days for Life signs.

A 19-year-old woman approached the 40 Days for Life team there to ask for help. Her boyfriend wanted her to have an abortion…but she didn’t.

I promised her that I would help her,” said Maureen, the local leader. “She chose life. I’m going to get her registered in the hospital today so that she can attend antenatal clinic.”

When offered a choice–women choose life! On this week’s episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discuss a new survey that reveals what women want–instead of abortion. Click here to listen in:

https://40daysforlife.com/2019/03/19/what-abortion-vulnerable-women-really-want-podcast-season-4-episode-12/

It’s not just women being pressured over abortion. Western governments pressure entire continents to accept abortion.

Listen to a podcast rewind–“Aborting Africa” to learn what Maureen and other pro-lifers across the continent are up against: https://40daysforlife.com/2017/08/22/podcast-85/

Ventura, California

“Nothing has stopped Ryan and his fellow classmates from Thomas Aquinas College from coming out to pray at the local Planned Parenthood in Ventura,” said Ann, who volunteers with the local campaign.

“[Even] with their busy college schedules, they managed to cover eight hours consecutively to pray for the unborn and hand out pro-life literature.”

It sounds like Ryan and his friends would make great candidates for next year’s 4040 Scholarship: https://40daysforlife.com/scholarship/

Fullerton, Maryland

It was chilly on the sidewalks in Fullerton as 16 volunteers “huddled together” to stay warm. Their presence drew the attention of the media.

“We actually had a reporter interviewing us for a local magazine,” said Tina, who leads the Fullerton campaign.

The excitement continues as the campaign will host a youth rally at the abortion facility this week.

If I have despised the cause of my male or female servant when they complained against me, what then shall I do when God rises up? When He punishes, how shall I answer Him? Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the womb? —Job 31:13-15

God, forgive us when we try to explain away the obligation we have to help others who need help. Enable us to not devalue them because they are in the circumstance that they are in, but to see them for what they are, those, who like us, were formed by your hand in their mother’s womb. Amen.

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