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Weekly Ministry Focus
Volume 3, Number 3
February 10, 2003
Non-pregnant woman escapes abortionist's knife
"Celina" almost experienced the agony of abortion
last week -- but she wasn't pregnant. Celina and her
husband "Manny," who live near Delano, traveled to
Bakersfield's abortion chamber on Monday.
After they parked their car, Tim* offered them
literature, encouraging them to come to the LifeHouse for
help. Manny accepted the literature, and tried to convince
Celina to go to the LifeHouse. But FPA security guard
Teresa Avlos said "if you go, you have to move your car."
Celina thought that would be
too much trouble.
Once inside the waiting
room, Celina was surprised
to see so many women
waiting to have their children
killed. She watched in
astonishment as a woman led
a 12-year-old girl in for an
abortion (see story).
She was beginning to realize that she was in an evil place.
Soon Celina's name was called. An abortion staff
member drew blood from Celina's arm, and asked her to
provide a urine sample. Then Celina was brought to an
inner waiting room, where an abortion "counselor"
described the bleeding and cramping she would experience
after the abortion (without mentioning the long-term
physical and emotional consequences of abortion).
"All of the girls in the waiting room were crying,"
Celina later recalled. Every few minutes, an abortion staff
member arrived, herding three girls at a time downstairs. As
Celina sensed the imminent danger, a girl stood up and
quickly left the room. "I shouldn't be here," Celina told
Celina hurried out of the abortion center, being met by
Manny, who was rushing in, hoping to talk her out of the
abortion. She told Manny that she had changed her mind.
Debbie* sent Celina and Manny across the street to the
LifeHouse, where Terri* talked to them about their situation
and showed them the abortion video. After watching the
"awful" video, Celina and Manny were thankful that Celina
had escaped from the abortion chamber.
Terri gave Celina and Manny diapers and other baby
items for their other children, and they left the LifeHouse,
looking forward to having another child.
The next day, Celina went to her obstetrician for
prenatal care. The doctor informed Celina that she was not
Celina returned to the LifeHouse for a pregnancy test.
The test results confirmed that she is not pregnant.
According to a former FPA staff member, it is not
uncommon for FPA to commit abortions on women who
are not pregnant. Often when the pregnancy test results
are received, the women have already entered the "surgery"
room. FPA receives full price for every abortion, whether
or not the woman was actually pregnant.
"It makes you wonder how many girls live with the
guilt of abortion when they weren't even pregnant," Terri
Working in the area near the abortion chamber for
the past several years, "Gretchen" has gained a
close perspective on LifeSavers' sidewalk ministry
activities. This week, she stopped by to talk to Terri
for the first time. Gretchen explained that she just found out
that she is pregnant. "I had thought about abortion, but
after seeing what goes on over here there's no way that
I'm going to do that. I'm glad I had the chance to hear
* LSM team members
"One who turns away his ear from hearing the law,
Even his prayer is an abomination."
Pray that God will help you to listen to His Law, and
that He will use you to help others to listen to His
Law. Pray that local law enforcement officials will
take the law seriously (God's Law and man's law).
Father, open the eyes of the women who are
seeking to abort their babies today. Help them to
perceive the reality of the child within.
Help everyone who is involved in the pregnancy
evangelism ministries today to have faith in You even
when it seems from a human perspective that our
efforts are futile.
Thanks for the nuts, Knights!
Knights of Columbus Council #12719 (from Christ the
King) has been selling pistachios to help raise money for the
LifeHouse. A check for $1000 was presented to Terri
Palmquist by Tony Aversano at a recent Knights of
Columbus dinner. That's a lot of pistachios!
This week we will focus our ministry efforts on
the abortion days, Monday and Tuesday from
approximately 7 am to 5 pm. Last week, pregnancy
tests were provided at the LifeHouse on Monday,
Tuesday, and Friday. Please call Terri at 323-2229 to
Controversy ignites over 12-year-old's abortion
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