Granite City , IL Report  

3/20/2010- 2 babies saved

Yay! Today was the first day of Spring, alleluia! After such a tough, bitterly cold winter we had made it through only to be greeted with more windy, cold, and drizzly weather as we set up our pregnancy outreach to those scheduled to kill their babies this day. Someone let Ol’ Man Winter know his season is OVER!

Today’s 40 Days for Life intention: May we come to know that divine life, in relationship, creates human life. A few late-term abortions were already inside. Very soon, cars began pulling onto the parking lot and mothers waited till the Belly of the Beast signaled for them to get in line to sign out the death warrant and go inside. There were quite a few white, black, brown. We called over to them, softly apologizing for the screaming man in the alley, but offered them a last chance of real hope through our ministry and our Savior. Prayer warriors came in reinforcements to stand peacefully and silently with us. The rosary warriors’ numbers soon swelled. Jeremy and his lovely family headed up the Bound for Life prayer warriors.

Our 40 Days reflection tells us, “In the beginning, there was God.” This God is the picture of life, relationship, and unity. For within this God there are three divine persons, who live, work, and love together.

The Missouri NARAL and SIUC deathscorts were working feverishly to get every baby inside and to try to block our words of other options with their portly bodies. So silly. One young girl came with her mother. She looked over at us as I offered to show her a free picture of her baby. I told her how precious life is, that this was her last chance to save her child, and that God asked us to tell her that. She looked over her shoulder as she went inside.

We kept praying and softly speaking to the abortion-bound mothers as they walked up to the doors. Some aborting mothers brought other children to wait inside the slaughterhouse while their younger sibling was murdered. God creates life and only God can take life. God creates all human lives. The little one swimming in his mother’s womb, the infant smiling in her father’s arms, the child crying in the hospital bed, the energetic teen running another mile, the old man gasping his last breath…all were created at their beginning by their Father through the Son. No exceptions.

As we went over to speak with the rosary group, the young girl we spoke with earlier came back out and walked directly to Daniel. She told him, “I wanted you and your wife to know I didn’t do it. I’m keeping my 8 week old baby.” She accepted a brochure, told Daniel to tell me the news, and said she would be calling us. Praise God!

A few minutes later, a couple of young girls from Missouri came out, confirmed they were keeping their baby, and thanked us for being there. Alleluia! We quickly shared the good news. A Small Victories save stopped by the abortion mill to show us her precious baby girl. This was encouraging to the faithful; tears came to their eyes. Even to the Baptist women who were told by a local pregnancy center not to stand outside the abortion mill or to have anything to do with the picketers or else they could not volunteer at their center. This is shameful. Because it showed everyone this day how vital our peaceful, prayerful presence is outside where babies are being killed. Just ask the over 3500 babies that have been saved from this abortion mill if it makes a difference. Jesus did not sit in his office waiting for the lost and hurting to come to Him; He went to the streets seeking them. Amen!

“O God, may we always be quick to call You, Father. And when we call You, Father, let Your Spirit remind us that we, and all the people, from their beginning to their last day, are Your children. We praise you Father. In Jesus’ name we pray.”

            ~Angela