Family Planning Associates and Planned Parenthood, San Diego, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012
News from the Trenches
There were four turn-arounds on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 7, between FPA on Miramar Road and Planned Parenthood at First and Grape, both in San Diego.
One woman, “S,” went to Culture of Life Family Services (COLFS) with her boyfriend and saw her baby on the ultra-sound. She didn’t want a basket (baby things), but took lots of brochures on the side effects of abortion and left undecided. Please keep this young woman and her baby in your prayers.
Another couple left after sitting in their car for more than 30 minutes. The young woman was crying. The last couple went into FPA, but left after hearing the news about the medical history of the doctor. All three women remain vulnerable, but with prayer, hearts can change.
At Planned Parenthood at First and Grape in downtown San Diego, the monthly First Saturday Rosary Procession lined up with about 18 people, including two sidewalk counselors. It was slower than usual, and while some of the women took information, none would stop and talk.
However, the presence and prayers of all those people praying on the sidewalk — many on them on their knees — had some effect on two women who drove up in front of the building. They hesitated to park on the street next to the prayer warriors, then drove to the end of the block and parked for about 15 minutes before driving away. It shows the importance of being there for them, being that sign from God that touches their conscience and their heart.
COLFS reported that there was also a Navy woman, “B,” with an appointment on Monday, Jan. 9, who found COLFS through the Internet. She was scheduled for an abortion on Tuesday, Jan.10, at Planned Parenthood, but wanted a second opinion because she’s been having pain and the Navy doctors can’t diagnose the cause, so she wants to have an abortion to get rid of the pain.
Please pray for all of these women that they will fully open their eyes and their hearts to life, and to know that life is worth all of the sacrifices God calls on us to bear.
— The sidewalk counselors of Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, San Diego
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