If you follow me on Twitter, you are aware that I spent a little bit of time at Planned Parenthood in Columbia this Thursday with several of our 40 Days for Life participants. At this particular PP, abortions are scheduled every Thursday afternoon while the clinic is “closed” for regular business. The doors are locked and guarded by a police officer to whom every woman must show an appointment card before she is let into the building.
There has been a regular pro-life presence at this clinic on Thursdays since February of this year and several babies have been saved. It is truly a quiet, peaceful gathering of people armed with nothing but an undying love for each and every woman entering the clinic and the babies whose lives are about to be cut short.
Here are a few pictures:
This is Kathy Fork (with her granddaughter) who really began this whole thing back in February with her husband and a few others who call themselves Mid-Missourians for Life. Her passion for saving lives and the compassionate way she ministers to women considering abortion is a beautiful sight to behold:
As I was leaving a group of abortion supporters showed up
I’ve been to this clinic several times over the years to pray with a group of home-schooled kids in our area, but never on a day when abortions were being committed. We were never sure when they took place. It’s certainly a different feeling knowing that babies really are being killed just a few feet away as we stand there! But that is precisely why abortion clinic prayer vigils are badly needed. Though many women go in with a determined mind, others are still looking for a way out, an excuse not to go through with it. For these women having someone there to turn to for advice and support could mean the difference between life and death.
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