The following comes from an April 24 email from Helpers of God’s Precious Infants San Diego:

Dear Pro-life Friends,

Early this morning a couple who looked as though they could be going to Family Planning Associates, a San Diego abortion clinic, drove into the lot but immediately drove away.  We pray they had a change of heart.

About mid-morning the adoptive mother of a darling little 2 and a half-year-old girl who was a save at Family Planning Associates about 3 years ago, brought the little girl into the parking lot.  One of the counselors brought them over to a group of yellow-shirt escorts and introduced the mother and daughter to the yellow-shirts.

“I’d like you to meet ‘M’. If we weren’t here about 3 years ago, this little girl wouldn’t be alive today.  And if you were here back then, she probably would have died.  I just want you to know what you are really doing by encouraging women to go up there”.

A few of the yellow-shirts were silent, and didn’t know what to say.  But eventually some of the more outspoken ones made some pretty cold comments showing their indifference.

One of the counselors asked several of the yellow-shirts, “Doesn’t it bother your conscience knowing you are encouraging mothers to kill their babies by interfering with us and coaxing them to go upstairs?  This little girl would have been killed 3 years ago if you were here.  Doesn’t that bother you?”  One of them answered “Not at all.  I would have a clean conscience”.  One of the older yellow-shirt ladies walked away, saying “I don’t want to talk to you”. We asked another college student, “How can you be sure that someone like us didn’t talk to your mother before you were born?”  She answered, “If my mother wanted to have an abortion, then I wouldn’t exist, and I wouldn’t even know it, so who cares?”. Another one said, “A fetus is not a person, it’s a bunch of tissue”.

A common thread among the yellow-shirts is the total denial that any baby in the womb is a human being that deserves compassion and life.  Their hearts are very hardened and cold, even when faced with a precious little toddler whose mother chose life and adoption after talking to us.  After all that we have seen over the years, the coldness of their hearts was a shock. Please pray that they remove the blinders from their eyes. They are the biggest obstacle to saving mothers and their babies from the horrors of abortion at Family Planning Associates.

Late in the morning a young woman drove into the parking lot close to the abortion clinic.  She was greeted by a counselor as she pulled into the lot. The counselor handed her information about the medical problems at the abortion clinic and also information on alternatives to Family Planning Associates. The counselor spotted a Rosary hanging over her mirror and commented how nice it was. Immediately a yellow shirt began yelling over the counselor and telling her to ignore the counselor and go to the clinic. The woman asked the counselor “where is it?” and the counselor told her Suite 204. The woman looked frightened with all the yelling going on. It was then that a yellow shirt told the woman to just keep driving (to get her away from the counselor) and so the woman drove off and left. She never came back.

It was a very hostile day at at the abortion clinic with several yellow shirts intimidating counselors. Please consider spending some time next Saturday praying for the most vulnerable among us, the unborn. Your prayers make such a difference.

God bless you all,

-the sidewalk counselors of Helpers of God’s Precious Infants San Diego