Every human life has value.

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:
40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life

As I was leaving a group of abortion supporters showed up
40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life

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.

See more pictures on the Missouri Right to Life Facebook fan-page.

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October 17th, 2009 at 12:55 am
One Response to “Peaceful Vigil in Columbia”
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    Gina Says:

    I couldn’t agree more with one of the pro-death protesters…Women’s Health Matters! Having an abortion is not a matter of health, it’s often times a matter of convenience or fear of the unknown. What do these pro-death sign bearers have to say about all of the health risks abortion causes? So cutting a baby out of your body and filling it with harmful synthetic hormones is respecting and honoring the female body? Yea, “I am woman, hear me moan”…in pain.

    It’s sad because those women think that they’re protecting women by giving them the choice to destroy not just the life of the unborn, but the mother’s as well. We are the ones that are TRULY trying to liberate women. Liberate them from the sin of murder and the chains of guilt and regret.

    I asked my husband to get get off work early this Thursday so that my sister and I can go up to PP. I’m having a shirt made for her that says “Ask me about my teen pregnancy” but w/ this weather we’re thinking a sign might be better. Great blog, I’m so glad you went up there, I hope to be there soon!