Planned Parenthood Mar Monte is planning to begin aborting babies in Bakersfield soon! Without hiding their identity or their deadly intentions, the nation’s largest abortion profiteer has been obtaining permits from the City of Bakersfield for months, reportedly being assured that “no public hearing” will be held. But it’s not too late for you to make your voice heard in this local life-and-death battle!
Earlier this month, a builder came to the Family Planning Associates abortion center to inform Terri Palmquist of the construction of the new Planned Parenthood “mega” abortion center — over 10,000 square feet — a few blocks west of Mercy Hospital, across the street from a residential area. The new location is about a block west of the existing Planned Parenthood office, where abortions have apparently never been committed, although abortion referrals have frequently occurred.
Christian builder halts work
Terri learned that the contractor responsible for putting up the walls of the abortion center was a local Christian known for his ministry involvement, so Terri and Tim Palmquist met with the contractor to ask him not to participate in the building of this killing center. Read more »
Many years ago, Terri Palmquist envisioned a new kind of housing ministry for needy pregnant women. Over the past few weeks, doors have begun to open to help bring that vision closer to reality.
While seeking housing arrangements for a client (“Lori,” whose baby was saved during 40 Days for Life), Terri learned that the property she had been hoping to use for housing pregnant women is now available. After working out some logistics with the property owner, Terri began informing some LifeSavers Ministries volunteers of the need. Arrangements were quickly made for property cleanup, repairs, and helping Lori move in. Terri has dubbed the facility “Hawaiian Gardens.” Lori moves in today!
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When “Jack” contacted us seeking a way to save his baby from a forced abortion, Terri put him in touch with our good friend, attorney Colette Wilson. Today we received this praise report from Colette:
I just had to share this! A few months back, I received a phone call from a young man in Kern County named “Jack,” whose girlfriend’s parents were forcing his girlfriend to have an abortion against her will. I sent a fax to the FPA abortion clinics in Bakersfield and Fresno. The clinic manager called me almost instantaneously and assured me that the young woman’s wishes would be respected. Without the clinic’s cooperation, the parents were thwarted in their plans, and the baby’s life was saved.
I just got this update from the boyfriend, along with the attached ultrasound photo of the baby. Read more »
A news report last night on KGET TV-17 focused on how a 14-year-old girl was allegedly traumatized when Terri Palmquist told her that she was naming her baby “Britney” and put up a cross in memory of her baby. The true scandal, however, was that this girl told Terri that her father was forcing her to abort her baby, and that Bakersfield Police came out to talk to the girl’s father but apparently took no action.
For those who saw the report and want to know the other side, here is Terri’s report on what really happened.
Memorial crosses placed in the public area outside Bakersfield’s FPA abortion chamber were confiscated by a Bakersfield code enforcement officer last Wednesday, while the code enforcement office continues to allow memorial crosses to remain in other public areas.
Code Enforcement Officer Dave Paquette stated that memorial crosses are allowed in public areas, but only for short amounts of time. Memorials are specifically exempted from the City sign ordinance under Chapter 17.60.080.
The crosses which memorialize the specific babies killed each week in Bakersfield are taken down every week, and are much smaller than the other crosses in the Bakersfield area which have been allowed to remain in the public area for months after the deaths occurred. In addition, the crosses outside the abortion center have always been attended while memorial crosses in other parts of town are usually unattended.
Please join us at the Bakersfield City Council meeting on Wednesday October 7 at 5 to let the Council know that you stand with us as we seek to keep posting crosses outside the abortion center.
Compare photos of local memorial crosses (ours and others)…
As we have done for the past several months, we visited the Bakersfield City Council on September 9, sharing our concerns about how new parking restrictions impact our ministry activities and possible new efforts to interfere with our First Amendment rights . After we spoke, Councilmember Jacquie Sullivan spoke of her intention to send the issue to a committee.
As you listen to this video and realize what has happened over the past few weeks (with Sullivan claiming on September 23 that the Council would not be able to consider the issue, crosses being confiscated on September 30 and 40 Days for Life signs being called "illegal" on October 2), please consider joining us at the next City Council meeting , Wednesday, October 7, to make the Council aware that this is not only a concern of a few individuals.
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Dozens of 40 Days for Life supporters attended Wednesday night’s Bakersfield City Council meeting, hoping to hear Council Member Jacquie Sullivan move to send the parking controversy outside Bakersfield’s FPA abortion chamber to a committee, which Sullivan had promised on the record to do at the last Council meeting.
Tim and Terri Palmquist spoke during the public comment time, encouraging the Council members to pray during the 40 Days for Life. Tim emphasized that abortion not only kills our community’s children but also brings serious harm on women in our community, giving the example of a woman whose post-abortion anguish caused her to jump to her death off the high bridge at the 58-99 interchange.
When Sullivan began to speak, it was clear that something had changed. Read more »