The sidewalk counselor approached a woman who looked to be in her early 40s, wearing a Muslim head scarf. He handed her a flyer and she paused while listening briefly to what the counselor said about the risks and side effects of having an abortion. The woman’s daughter, who was in her early 20s, was already inside. She interrupted and said, “This will be very difficult. She is like a child…you don’t understand, I am Muslim, you don’t get pregnant in our culture if you’re not married.” The counselor said, “This baby is a gift from God. It’s your grandchild, right?” She nodded yes. “It’s not your grandchild’s fault, is it?”. She looked down, and said she had to go inside. The counselor said he would pray for her.

About 45 minutes later she paused her car in the driveway while her daughter got into the back seat. She moved the car up toward the sidewalk, and stopped for a moment, then honked the horn to get the counselor’s attention. She gave a big wave to the counselor and was beaming with smiles. The counselor waved back, not expecting it.

The woman’s reaction could only mean one thing, her grandchild was not going to be aborted today.

Please pray for this woman, her daughter, and her grandchild.

There are just over two weeks remaining in the Spring 40 Days for Life campaign. If you have not yet done so, please try to find some time to come out and pray in front of one of the 40 Days for Life Planned Parenthood locations.

– The sidewalk counselors of Helpers of God’s Precious Infants San Diego

“We are little flames poorly sheltered by frail walls against the storm of dissolution and madness, in which we flicker and sometimes almost go out.”
– All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque