It seemed to be a busy morning as we were reaching out to the clients.
The woman in the blue, had earlier told us that she had come for an abortion the day before, only to be told she was in her second trimester and needed to have a laminaria put into her cervix before an abortion 24 hours later.
A "laminaria" is a
seaweed kelp that is used because of its natural medical properties to enlarge the cervix and better prepare the cervix for delivering a baby. That's right. It is used sometimes for the wonderful event of birth. BUT, the abortion industry also found it could be used to help force the cervix to open more so that the abortionist could have more room to use forceps and bring out a larger aborted baby.
It is also heartbreaking to note that in the Marine Biology world the kelp is also called the "Devil's Apron."
This sweet young woman was crying as she was walking by Jarod and said that she had changed her mind and wanted to have the laminaria process stopped. Jarod told her that we could get her to a real doctor who would remove the laminaria. The woman went inside and came back out to tell us that the clinic worker informed her that if she removed the laminaria there would be a risk of the baby being born with birth defects!
We told her that the clinic worker was lying to her and that they were trying to get her to abort.
As Jarod, Matt and I stood there pleading with her to trust us, it was evident that a great spiritual war was going on for this woman and her baby. This is where those of you who are in intercessory prayer each week for our team will see the power in your timely prayers. This was Wednesday morning about 8:30 am.
Through the next 20 minutes we worked through the roadblocks and hurdles being placed within our efforts.
That tender woman developed the resolve to refuse the pressure of the clinic worker who at one point came out of the front door and challenged her to come back into the clinic. I got goosebumps as she looked at the worker and said,
"No, I do not need to go back in there."
We were able to get her into the local Pregnancy Help Center in minutes where she received true love and attention which included a real doctor removing the
This blessed mother called us later and thanked us for rescuing her from the darkness.
Can you say "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY"?