The headline says it all. In two separate email blasts within 48 hours, Monique reported five saves.
On Monday and Tuesday, a save took place, one from each facility. On Friday, a student from UPenn reported of a woman changing her mind about abortion and connected her to Alpha Pregnancy in West Philly.
On social media, Dr. Monique Ruberu and Marlene Downing shared some great news.The first is shared by Monique.
Nine months ago, a scared young girl went into 777 Appletree and took an abortion pill. She later regretted this choice and called the abortion center to find out if anything could be done… they told her to go to the ER… the ER had no help for her, but while she sat there she desperately searched the web and came across Marlene Downing who was the Hope Pregnancy Center Director. Marlene took the late-night call and called me… at 10 o’clock at night I told that girl to meet me at my office… I took Marlene with me on the phone for safety since I had never met anyone this late alone in my office…
The minute I laid eyes on her I knew I had nothing to worry about… this sweet mama was nothing but love.
I gave her her 1st progesterone shot and arranged to follow up… prayed with her and Marlene….
Soon after I met her to do an ultrasound and make sure the sweet baby was still alive and she was. We went for lunch to celebrate that day!
Today is a joyous day. I have to tell the story even though my beautiful friend Monique did an amazing job telling it.
I was given permission by the mom to educate you all on the miracle that took place in a beautiful mother’s life.
Let me first start out by saying that Dr. Ruberu, myself, and countless others live a life of servitude to mothers and babies daily. It is our mission to assist and love not only the babies but the mothers. We have so many stories left untold because it’s not at all about recognition of us but leading lives that represent our father in Heaven. We take this very seriously.
BUT … this story holds so many layers that need to be told because telling it can be educational and a saving grace for others.
Last year I was the director of Hope pregnancy center. I took after-hours calls. It didn’t matter where I was..driving, grocery store, in bed in the middle of the night I answer the phone calls directed from the center to my personal line.
This time I was headed to the grocery store and the phone rang. I answered. On the other line was a young woman asking if this was a place that she can call to speak to someone about abortion. I responded that we don’t do abortions but I would love to talk to her before she makes that decision. She said I’m looking for someone to help me. She said she took the abortion pill and regrets taking it.
My heart dropped because of the life or death reality of the matter but I was excited that she called. There were a few things that I needed to know first. One -When did she take the pill ( a mother has 72hrs to change her mind to increase the chances of saving the life of her baby)
She said that she would. I told her to call the hotline and call me back once she’s spoken with them.
I continued into the store, got my groceries, and headed home. She was on my mind the entire time but I didn’t want to interrupt the process so I waited to call back. An hour went by I called her back. I asked what happened when she called the hotline. She said because she had a peanut allergy they couldn’t subscribe the pill to reverse it but she may be able to go to the ER to get a shot. The shot would not affect her allergy. So I said I highly doubt that they will help in the ER but I told her to let me know when she sees a doctor there. In the meantime I called the only person that I could 100% count on to do everything she could possibly do in this situation Monique Ruberu I told Dr. Ruberu what was going on, she said “see what the doctors say in the ER and I will talk to my husband in case I have to shoot over to my office. “ I said awesome I’ll call you back.
I waited for the young woman to call, no call so I called her and asked what was going on. She said the ER doctors didn’t want to give her the shot… I asked her how far she was from Dr. Ruberu’s office. She put it in her GPS .. she was exactly 16 minutes away! I called Dr. Ruberu and stayed on the phone with her until she got to the office because after all I never met the young woman and she never met her to be there at 10pm in the dark of the night.
When the young woman arrived Dr. Ruberu and I was already praying for the baby over the phone and it was now my time to hang up knowing that everyone was safe and things were moving forward.
Later that night I got a text thanking me for introducing her to Dr. Ruberu. She felt so much better knowing that there was a chance her baby would live.
Later that week there was a follow-up visit to check the heartbeat the heartbeat was strong! So we all went out to eat to celebrate life! (Picture above)
I continued to pray and talk to the young woman about concerns at home in early pregnancy. There came a time of hardship when she needed an immediate place to stay. I contacted Wendy Stanton and Pat Stanton of Our Lady’s House maternity home and they prepared a room for her. She stayed the majority of her pregnancy there and was later transferred to another Maternity care Facility.
During her stay, city life Church reached out to Hope Pregnancy Center to sponsor a baby shower. I worked with Trish to organize the shower. It was awesome. It was there that the beautiful young woman got most of what she needed to prepare for life as a new mom! (Picture below)
The same night we threw the baby shower, my mother passed away of Cancer. I worked and directed the center all of that day knowing my mother was in the hospital not doing well and helped set up and throw the baby shower. The last person left at 7:45.. I got in my car at 8:15pm at 8:20pm I received a phone call from my brother telling me that my mom didn’t make it.
So at the celebration of life, God saw fit to take one. He is beautiful in ALL things.
The care for this mom and baby will continue. Our relationship is more than an experience .. she is truly like family. She is a beautiful young lady, she loves God and that’s why she changed her mind. She said that she knew something wasn’t right and she had to fix it.
Here is the last thing I want to say. BE AVAILABLE… Had I not picked up the call, had doctor Ruberu chosen to stay in the comfort of her home, had Pat and Wendy not opened their home, had we not prayed… that beautiful baby would not BE HERE.
God has a plan and purpose for you that includes others around you. Don’t be selfish.. Don’t grow weary in well-doing.
OH, AND ANOTHER THING- Women do regret abortion so we won’t stop talking about it and educating everyone on resources and ways to overcome it.
Please read Dr. Monique Ruberu’s urgent request below. She is one of our strongest leaders in our Philadelphia pro-life community. Please give her request prayerful consideration. This is yet another avenue we can take to strengthen our pro-life mission.
Thanks to each of you reading this blog – no matter where you call home – for all you do to be the voice for our unborn boys and girls.
I am so blessed to be a Pro-Life Napro Technology Trained Ob/Gyn. In addition to treating our typical beautiful patients, the generosity of donors has allowed us to offer free care at Natural Women’s Health to wonderful women who are struggling financially or would otherwise seek care at an abortion facility.
At Natural Women’s health all women have the opportunity to truly understand the root cause of all their gynecologic issues.
We treat every Gyn problem effectively without the use of contraceptives in alignment with our faith. We also help couples who are struggling with fertility challenges to conceive without the use of IVF.
We help mothers to understand the root cause of recurrent miscarriage and attempt to heal it. We address post-partum depression effectively without the use of anti-depressants.
We are blessed to offer free abortion pill reversal services to any woman who desires to choose life for her child after using an abortion pill.
All of this is possible because every bit of this work is FOR THE GLORY OF GOD. Through Him all things are possible. He has provided a way in every situation that we have faced.
The office has been growing, and I have felt the longing to bring another faithful, caring, God loving provider to our family. I did not know how this would be possible considering that I honestly can’t afford to pay myself a proper salary. Every month we focus on paying our employees, paying our rent, paying our bills and serving our patients.
Then God provided. Sharon is a PA with many years service under her belt. She has two sons that are Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and she is a faithful daughter to the King, wife and mother.
Sharon has been moved for a long time to volunteer full time in a pro life setting. This is such a blessing for us because I honestly cannot afford to pay her a salary that I can’t even pay myself. In order to work in our office and become a Napro Technology Trained Medical Consultant and Fertility Care Practitioner we have to pay for her training and travel expenses for the two sessions of training in Nebraska.
The total cost of this training is $11760 This cost includes the course, course materials, flights, travel costs, room and board for both sessions of training. Thus far we have raised just over $3000 through a go fund me you may have seen.
I wish that we had such a lucrative practice that this cost would be nothing, but recently we were informed that we have to vacate our current space by Oct 31, 2021. Our costs of new rent, furniture for the new unfurnished office, renovations and moving is going to cost a significant amount that we hadn’t planned for.
I was also informed that my religious and medical vaccine exemptions have been denied so I no longer have the ability to perform surgery or admit patients to Holy Redeemer Hospital which further decreases our income.
I believe that this work is important. I believe that expanding the practice and offering more patients this type of care is such a blessing. I pray that God will move your hearts to be generous and donate to cover the cost of this training for Sharon.
The blessings from this donation will continue to change hearts and minds of many long after this fundraiser is closed.
If you would like to donate through the gofundme here is the link :
The following is from an email sent by Dr. Monique Ruberusent last evening.
Today I received a text from Dominic who was praying outside PP… he had encountered a woman who was headed in to abort. This mom was crying, so sad but so scared. She was in a very tough situation and Dom needed support. His shift was almost over and he didn’t want to leave the sidewalk empty in case she came out seeking help.
Thanks be to God Bill showed up to relieve him and continue the prayer for this woman in particular.
A few minutes ago I received a call from the APR hotline. I called the woman who took an abortion pill at 11 am at 12th and Locust today! I asked her if she encountered Dom on the way in and she said “yes”
I told her that Dom and I had been praying for her today and we were so happy she called!
now I ask each of you to pray for this little 9 week baby! Pray that she takes the progesterone on time and that the baby is saved from abortion.
KNOW that without Dom and Bill covering these hours today this girl likely would never have known that REVERSAL was an option.
PRAISE GOD !!!! And thank you to all of you who show up and have chosen your hours to be present!!!