need endless mercy, compassionate love, and babies live…
by Angela Michael
by Ken Ebright
Many people standing outside Hope abortion mill are there to
be seen and heard, not to help women and save babies. They are there
for their flesh. It is easier to yell at a desperate woman, than to
compassionately speak to her and offer her help. Instead of helping
the situation they are hurting, and as a result an innocent baby is
You will not see these prideful men or women outside a mosque
or the local strip club scream-preaching the Gospel, because they
are cowards. It is easier for bitter men and jealous women to scream
at women and little girls.
When you are outside the mill be focused. Pray, hold a sign,
but do it peaceably. Let trained sidewalk counselors speak to the
mothers and fathers. Lou Engle, founder and director of Bound for
has it right. Just a visual of a prayer warrior silently praying
with a piece of tape across their mouth can save a life and bring
abortion-bound mothers and accomplices under conviction. We have
seen this powerful presence outside the
extermination camp work. Read: Death
Toll February 19-24, 2007 Thursday
is what has caused all of the division and strife outside our mill.
A rebellious group of troublemakers are doing the work of Satan,
robbing, killing, and destroying. They want no order or to accept
correction. What is so sad is that now the 40
Days for Life Spring Campaign is being affected. We are watching
good-willed pastors and prayer warriors getting disgusted at the
spectacle of what was supposed to be a silent and prayerful vigil,
now turned into a loud gossiping coffee clutch. Pastors and first
time participants are being turned off at the screaming and bad
behavior and they leave in disgust. We, the Body of Christ, get
painted with the same brush.
following account is just more confirmation this is a spiritual
battle and Satan will use whoever he can to launch his severest
attacks against those who are threatening his bloodline. Only God
can change their hearts.
Yelling At Abortion Clinics Effective?
was disturbed by what happened this past Valentine’s Day. I feel
the following needs to be said. A friend who had discipled me told
me that I should, “treat others like I would like to be
treated.” Since I have been standing at the Hope Clinic, I have
learned what that really means.
A few years back, in July of 2005, I noticed a Pro-choice
escort getting very angry at a few of the pro-lifers who addressed
the women seeking an abortion. Later that morning a few of us talked
to that escort, which we nicknamed Frieda. She said that what upset
her so much was that women were getting viciously yelled at as they
were walking into the clinic. On that day I started to see things
from someone else’s eyes. What concerned me was not just the
yelling, but the condemning words that people were saying.
Now fast forward to February 14, 2009. What happened on this
Valentine’s Day was simply horrible. On this particular Saturday
morning there was a certain black man that came to the Hope Clinic
with his daughter. His mission was to try and talk his sister out of
an abortion. As she walked by his side, they slowly made their way
towards the entrance. Before they reached it, however, they were
quickly intercepted by another black man, who wore a religious
collar. He then commenced to scream at this innocent three year old
child! As a result, the little girl froze in her steps and started
to cry. The dad, for obvious reasons, was very upset. It should be
noted that although the Hope Clinic apparently has a policy that
prevents small children from entering the facility without special
permission, because the father was so furious he took his daughter
away from the area before the guard had a chance to inquire.
I feel this behavior crossed the line. First, there is
absolutely no reason that a three year old girl should be screamed
at. Secondly, because the man in the collar yelled at this child a
baby died. Understand, if the man in religious attire had not
screamed, perhaps, at the very least, we could have talked the dad
into letting someone on the sidewalk care for his daughter while he
tried to talk his sister out of the abortion.
It is my position that when people yell at these troubled
women they are not scaring them out of the abortion, but they
are often scaring them into an abortion!
The women who are going into the clinic don't know us. We
need to quickly get their trust and, in order to do that, pro-lifers
need to make a good first impression. Imagine, if you were
interviewing for a job, what would the employer think if you yelled
at him? The employer would think you’re crazy, and probably would
call security and have you removed. The same principle applies at
the abortion mill. We are asking people to save their baby.
That saying, “treat others like you would like to be treated”
certainly applies. Simply put: People don't like to be yelled at.
As far as condemnation goes: Let's say I wanted to get my car
fixed while I was at the clinic some Saturday and I needed someone
to give me a ride. If I went up to John Doe pro-lifer and said,
“Hey stupid, could you give me a ride to Al's Car Repair?” What
do you think John Doe's reaction would be? I think John Doe would
tell me to take a hike. If John Doe does not like being condemned,
how much less do the women going into the clinic like to
Concerning the pro-choice escorts: these people are
hard-core. Many are getting up early on what, most likely, is their
day off to stand out in the rain or frigid weather at Hope Clinic.
When people scream preach to the escorts, first, they don't listen,
second, maybe the scream preachers could be hurting the escort’s
view of Christians. In the late nineties former
governor, Jessie Ventura, said in a playboy interview, “Organized
religion is a crutch for weak minded people.” My pastor at the
time, Lowell Lundstrom, said that perhaps at some time a Christian
may have hurt Jessie.
It says in Matthew 12:36, But I tell you that men will
have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word
they have spoken.
The question I ask, why would anyone accept Jesus after
being screamed at? Christians may have indeed hurt Jessie
Ventura, and the scream preachers are hurting the pro-choice
What needs to happen out in front of the clinic is not
yelling, but a conversation. A conversation with the women going
into the clinic and a conversation with the pro-choice escorts. I
know it is not easy to do, but if at all possible we need to find
out why the women want to abort their baby. If people yell, you’re
not going to be able to have that conversation.
we are blessed to have a church on every street corner. It is almost
impossible for any adult not to know that there is a God. For
whatever reason the pro-choice escorts have chosen not to believe in
Jesus. There is also a reason that they choose to be pro-choice. If
you yell at them you’re never going to find out that reason. If
you have a conversation with them and ask them why they don't
believe in Jesus or why they are pro choice, you may be able to
change their minds and hearts.
I have had people tell me that the scream preachers have to
scream the gospel to the pro-choice escorts because this might be
the last opportunity to reach them. True, no one knows the day or
the hour that the escorts may die, but the scream preachers should
be prayerful instead of being prideful. If they have a
spirit of pride, because they want to be the one to lead them to
Christ, they are there for the wrong reasons. They need to pray that
the Lord would give the escorts more time to live, and that they would
be able to get their attention and have a conversation. I have
yet to see a pro-choice escort turn their heart to Jesus because
they were scream preached at.
An executive of Hope clinic one Saturday conducted a
survey. One thing I heard her say was “You’re for the baby and
we’re for the woman.” I am not surprised that the other side
thinks that. Especially when they see pro-lifers condemn women going
into abortion mills.
I heard Pastor Ed Martin from
a few years ago on the Small Victories radio program talk about how
he is able to pray with clinic workers. This is an example of
what happens when you have a conversation. If he yelled at the
workers, I bet they would of told him to go fly a kite.
Understand, I am all for presenting the gospel at abortion
mills. But preach the gospel in the form of a conversation. Don't
I am hoping that the readers of the letter will open their
hearts. Our actions speak louder than words. We need to show the
love of Jesus to the moms and to the pro-choice escorts. I want
people who stand at abortion mills to realize the damage they do
when they scream. On February 14, 2009 there was a confirmed death
of a baby at Hope Clinic. Was it because someone screamed?
In Jesus’ name,