There were five prayer warriors who came at different times throughout the morning and one counselor. It was very busy day, almost nonstop through noon. Two couples who had been given information came out within a very short time of going in to the abortion mill (minutes) but didn’t want to speak to the counselor. They left without having the abortion. Another young couple, T & R, who shared they had two children – the youngest just 10 months earlier, said they were there because the young woman didn’t have enough time now, for her other two children and this new baby would just make things harder.
The counselor spoke to this young couple for over 45 minutes, begging them to contact Culture of Life Family Services and to see their baby on the ultra-sound, and letting them know there was so much help available to them and the children they already have. The counselor asked this young couple to consider open adoption, explaining what it is all about. The young woman, who was the only one who spoke English, said she knew exactly how an abortion was performed and that she would “probably be punished for killing this baby by God”, but that she was “pretty sure” she was making the right decision. The counselor continued to talk with her until the young woman said she wanted to talk to her boyfriend and so the counselor moved from the car and continued to pray.
After another fifteen minutes the young couple got out of their van and started to go into FPA. The counselor reminded them that she should feel the least bit uncomfortable that she should get up and leave, that even though she may think she was making the right decision, it would be the beginning of great sorrow for her, her other children and their relationship. The counselor told them it was not too late, even inside, to get up and leave. Even though they were not Catholic, the counselor handed her a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe and a rosary to help her make the decision she and he could live with and reminded the young woman she was a strong person who could handle much more than she believed as evidenced by the life she was living now. The young man, who spoke no English, appeared sad. The young women looked nervous as they entered FPA. They were still upstairs when the counselor had to leave.
Please pray for these young women/couples that the Holy Spirit moves their hearts to choose life and for all those who had the abortion today that they are converted.
Across town at Planned Parenthood, First and Grape, downtown San Diego, 15 members of Our Lady of Angels Youth Group came and prayed the Rosary in Spanish, along with three others who were praying in support of two counselors.
I often hear people ask “Why does God permit evil”. We hear it especially when we heard about that doctor who murdered born alive babies and we often why a mum would even take their children there….knowing very well deep inside that it is wrong. Of course we know the root which is sin but there are often that haunting question at hand “why Lord?”
I enjoyed reading this from Fulton Sheen, it did help ease a little that irking question: “It is not easy to explain why God permits evil; but it is impossible for an atheist to explain the existence of goodness. How could a spiritless, soul-less, cross-less, Godless universe become the center of faith, purity, sacrifice, and martyrdom? How can decency be the decent thing if there is no God? Since God is love, why should we be surprised that want of it should end in pain, hate, broken hearts, and war?”
― Fulton J. Sheen, Fulton Sheen’s Wartime Prayer Book
This woman was tempted to do good but she chose to still walk in that abortion clinic…as much as we have wicked temptations but God is so merciful that He sends us good people who will hopefully tempt one to choose Christ and His cross. Unfortunately many miss the mark. So lets keep them in our prayers. Here is where I got my reasoning on what I remarked:
“Why is it that any time we speak of temptation we always speak of temptation as something that inclines us to wrong. We have more temptations to become good than we do to become bad.”
― Fulton J. Sheen
“….because the young woman didn’t have enough time now, for her other two children and this new baby would just make things harder..”
I wonder if instead of “… her two children..” we have
” his two children…..”; just to share the responsibility between both parents…..
the act of Abortion is a Mortal sin for all who are involved with each procedure. The firs person is the Mother for is killing her own unborn child. Then the father, if he asked for it or agreed to it. All the way down the line to that last someone who simply agreed with it. That is a lot of souls who wanted to please Satan and laughing at God for having created them to share in His gift of LIFE while destroying the live of an UNBORN for the sake of having a Free Life without burden!, but wanted the pleasure of having SEX which was a gift to produce that life!