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Volume 3, Number 2
February 3, 2003
Prisoner's innocent baby escapes death penalty
Dozens of babies were killed last Monday and Tuesday in Bakersfield's FPA abortion chamber by an unknown abortionist, but about a dozen babies were saved! Here are some of their stories:
While a prisoner in her twenties was being escorted by a deputy into the abortion chamber, Terri* offered help to her. When the prisoner ignored her pleas, Terri called out "your baby is innocent! Don't give your baby the death penalty!" Five minutes later, the prisoner left the killing center, telling Terri "at least you got through to one person today!"
A doctor discovered that "Sian," 16, was pregnant when she was having surgery to repair a serious injury inflicted upon her by a relative. The surgery could have caused a miscarriage, according to the doctor. Sian didn't want the baby, but abortion was not an option in the early weeks because of her medical condition. The pregnancy continued normally for a few months. As soon as her condition improved, Sian scheduled an abortion.
Sian and her mother ignored the Christians on the sidewalk, entering the abortion facility. The abortion staff examined Sian, discovering that her baby was 20 weeks old. The baby was too big to be "safely" aborted in Bakersfield, so they told her she would need to go to FPA's Los Angeles abortion center for a three-day abortion process.
Sian was told that this abortion process would begin with a "shot in her belly." A few minutes later, another abortion staff member arrived to give Sian a shot. When Sian objected, the abortion staff member realized her mistake.
Several hours after she had entered, Sian walked away from the abortion chamber. Her baby was still alive in her womb, but Sian was still planning to go to Los Angeles to have the child killed. Terri met Sian again on the sidewalk, encouraging her to let the child live in spite of the difficult circumstances. "If you just wait one more week, that child could survive outside the womb," Terri explained.
Terri gave Sian a Bible and prayed with her, and then she gave Sian a ride home. A few days later, Sian's mother called Terri, declaring "if she's going to keep this baby, we're going to need help!" Sian's mother was pleased to hear about the new Elizabeth League project, which seeks to support and encourage pregnant women through church groups.
Linda* noticed that "Nicole" looked very happy as she walked out of the abortion facility, so Linda inquired "Did you change your mind?" "Yes," Nicole replied. Linda gave her a gift box of baby items prepared by Lorraine*. When Linda asked Nicole why she changed her mind, Nicole said "I realized that it's not the baby's fault."
Several months ago, "Marta" came to the LifeHouse for a pregnancy test. Marta's baby is now due to be born. Last week, Marta's mother was killed in an accident.
Marta discovered that her younger sister "Misti" was pregnant and intending to abort the child. Hoping to prevent her pro-life Catholic family from experiencing another tragedy, Marta asked Misti, 16, to come to the LifeHouse to watch the video which shows what happens to a woman and her baby in an abortion.
After watching the video, Misti said she would keep the baby. Terri encouraged Misti to consider honoring her mother by naming the baby after her. Terri gave Misti a gift box, filled with items for a baby girl.
"Monica" walked past the display of 75 white crosses and the large sign which explains that 75 babies are killed in Bakersfield every week. Opening the door of the LifeHouse, Monica said "I need an abortion."
Terri invited Monica inside, saying "God must have wanted you to come here, because we aren't the abortion center." Monica, 22, told Terri that she is married and attends a local Catholic church. Terri showed Monica the abortion video and gave her a baby gift package.
"Barb", 28, came with her boyfriend to the LifeHouse for a pregnancy test. Both of them are Christians, and attend a local Bible training center. Barb was abortion-minded, but Terri had a long talk with Barb and her boyfriend, encouraging her to remember that "babies are gifts from God." Barb remarked "you've shed a whole new light on this."
Barb's boyfriend encouraged her to keep the baby, even though he may not be the father. Barb decided not to abort the baby.
* LSM team members
"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled."
Pray that God will give you a deep desire for righteousness, compassion for those who are hurting, and a humble recognition of your own spiritual frailties today.
Dear God, grant your peace to everyone involved in this ministry today, so that even when they are under attack they can confidently rely upon Your strength.
Convict the heart of abortionist Kenneth Wright, helping him to recognize his sin, and to see his need for You. As he not been killing as frequently as usual in Bakersfield recently, we pray that You will continue to deter him from being involved in abortion here.
Give local church leaders compassion for the wayward members of their flocks who are contemplating the consequences of killing their own children, and give these leaders mercy for the innocent children in their flock who are being killed today. Help them to see this ministry as not another "cause" or "club," but as a matter of priority which affects their own congregation and spiritual integrity.
Help your church help pregnant women!
Pregnancy is an emotional time for a woman, even under the best of circumstances. She needs someone to lean on, particularly when she is young and inexperienced.
The Elizabeth League is a new strategy being established by LifeSavers Ministries to provide support and encouragement to pregnant women through local church groups.
For more information, contact Tim at 323-2229, asking for the free information packet on the Elizabeth League. Information is also available at:
This week we will focus our ministry efforts on the abortion days, Monday and Tuesday from approximately 7 am to 5 pm. Last week, the LifeHouse was busy with pregnancy tests on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Please call Terri at 323-2229 to get involved.
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