The 40 Days for Life Fall 2019 Campaign ended on November 3rd and each global site has its own story to tell. Stories about babies saved, support provided, volunteers who came for the first time, life chains and rallies incorporated into the vigil schedules. And at the Northeast Philadelphia site at the Planned Parenthood on Comly Road we are no different.
We heard reports of pro-life information shared with not only the women who came to PP but also some of the men who had accompanied these women and were willing to accept our literature. We had first-timers sign up to stand outside the abortion center and most importantly we had three saves — during the last week of the campaign!
Two of the saves were couples who had come to PP but ultimately turned back around and left. The third save involved a woman who advised someone standing outside that she was in an abusive relationship and was being coerced to have an abortion. After receiving information on a local shelter for abused women she realized there was help available and decided against the abortion.
These same types of stories can be multiplied over the entire globe as we all joined together to fight the abortion machine. At times it is difficult to see beyond our own local abortion site or the logistics of scheduling hours, life chains or prayer rallies. But this is bigger than that. It is volunteers speaking all languages willing to stand outside an abortion center in any country and offering alternative help to those going in. So big a task and yet so simple – offering help to someone in need, no matter where it is needed. We will keep all those who turned around in our prayers that they do not second guess their initial instinct to leave but we also need to pray for those women who did not turn around and for those babies who suffered the consequences.
The Spring 2020 40 Days for Life campaign is scheduled for February 26 thru April 5!