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Monday, January 20, 2014

A Fruit of Praying in Front of Abortion Clinics

Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director & Catholic convert was the guest on tonight's episode of The Journey Home on EWTN. She shared her powerful story. She also talked about how to reach out to those involved in the abortion industry as well as those men & women who have aborted their child. But there was 1 thing that especially stood out because I had never heard this statistic before.
Abby shared something she was told at 1 of the last conferences she attended as a Planned Parenthood employee. At that conference she was told that when there are people praying in front of an abortion clinic 75% of those who have an appointment to have an abortion don't show up.
Yup, 75% do NOT show up for the appointment. While some may go elsewhere, it is fairly certain that a large number never have the abortion. So, if you ever wonder what fruit your prayer is bearing, this is just one of them.
As I was thinking about it, a question popped into my mind. Planned Parenthood & other abortion providers push for bubble laws that require Pro-lifers to stay so far away from the clinic, sometimes up to 35 feet away. They say it is to protect their clients from being hassled & threatened by the Pro-lifers. Those of us on the Pro-life side have always assumed that this was to limit our effectiveness in stopping a woman from making the terrible mistake of aborting her child. But maybe there is more.
Could it be that they figure the further away we are, the less likelihood there is of a woman being a no-show?
Irregardless, we see once again the importance of prayer as the start, end & undergirding of our efforts to end the abortion holocaust. It also reminds us that even if we don't see the results now, our prayers are bearing fruit, in more ways than we realize.
Not all of us can stand in front of a clinic to pray. But all of us can & should pray daily for an end to abortion. We should also pray for the workers at abortion clinics, those who are contemplating an abortion & those who have had one.
In conclusion I would like to share a prayer I have prayed daily for many years. It is a prayer many of us in the Pro-life movement pray. This prayer was written by Venerable Fulton J. Sheen. I have no idea how many children have been saved through my praying it. But I know that it has been successful. 

“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.”



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