On this, the feast day of St. Valentine, we had a miraculous save at Family Planning Associates. A young woman pulled up alone in a cab this morning and was immediately greeted by one of the counselors. She spoke only Spanish, and thanks be to God, this counselor spoke Spanish also. As the cab pulled away, the counselor talked to the woman about the medical problems at Family Planning Associates. She told the counselor she was there to get “cleaned out” because she had a four month old baby at home and the delivery was a C-section.
Soon after, another counselor came over to offer support and perhaps a ride to Culture of Life Family Services. They all spoke for some time and it was not completely clear if she was even pregnant. Nonetheless, the counselors urged her to go to the crisis pregnancy center. She was very concerned about Family Planning Associates. One of the counselors called Culture of Life Family Services and told the young woman that there would be a doctor for her to see today. She was interested in going to the center, but was unsure because she came in a cab.
The counselors offered to pay for a cab to get her there, or to drive her in their car. She remained hesitant. Soon after, a prayer warrior was waved over. She had a rose in her hand and gave it the young woman. After much conversation she agreed to go with one of the counselors to Culture of Life Family Services. The young woman said she was afraid of being kidnapped and the counselors assured her that they helped other women with their babies. Right as she was at the counselor’s car, she stopped and said that she wanted an abortion and her mind was made up.
The prayer warrior telephoned one of the girls we counseled some time ago that saved her baby, and the girl talked to the woman here in Spanish. However, after much conversation, she again made up her mind. She tried to give the rose back to the prayer warrior, but she wanted her to have it. One of the counselors gave her a beautiful Rosary and told her that if she felt one little tug at her heart to leave Family Planning Associates, then she should leave and the counselor would be waiting for her. She went into the abortion clinic.
The morning was drawing to a close and the counselors were leaving just as a priest with about 6 young people arrived. They knelt on the lawn by the sidewalk and began praying the Rosary. The prayer warrior who had talked to the woman with the counselors remained behind, but told The Lord that she could only stay for five more minutes. Within a minute, the young woman came out of Family Planning Associates onto the balcony.
The prayer warrior ran up to talk to her, but lost track of her. She then spotted her near the pyramid building. She ran down and again lost track of her. The woman was very close to Miramar Road when the prayer warrior finally caught up to her. She hugged her and told her that she would take her home. The prayer warriors’ husband drove up, and they confirmed to this young woman that they would help her. The prayer warrior took her to get something to eat, and then the woman said she wanted to go to Culture of Life Family Services.
At the center, it was determined that she was 7 weeks pregnant (Family Planning Associates said she was 5 weeks) and everything looked good. This young woman knew it was wrong to kill her baby but she felt that she would not be able to support it. She was assured that she would get help. The prayer warrior stayed with her and drove her back to Mexico. God Bless this prayer warrior! Please pray for “S”, a very sweet soul whose heart was open to all of your prayers, who listened to the still, soft voice of God.
The story comes from a email sent by the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.