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Volume 5, Number 2
March 31, 2005
Baby conceived "too soon" saved from abortion
For the six days leading up to Good Friday,
planned a series of
intense Holy Week
ministry and training
activities designed for
from High School
students to senior
Smith traveled to
Bakersfield on Monday
and Tuesday to rip
children for financial
gain, while Christians
on the sidewalks prayed and pleaded for the lives of
Here are some testimonies of how God used these
Christians to save innocent lives:
"Yesenia" and "Chico" enjoyed caring for their
8-month old baby girl "Anabel," but when
Yesenia found out she was pregnant again, she
thought "it's just too soon--Anabel deserves my full
attention." She was also afraid to tell her parents. So
Yesenia and Cesar strapped Anabel into a carseat and
traveled to Bakersfield, intending to abort Anabel's
tiny brother or sister.
Chico waited in the car with Anabel while
Yesenia, wearing a cross around her neck, headed
toward the stairs to the abortion chamber. But she
stopped when she saw Terri* standing on the sidewalk
offering help and literature.
Carol and baby Alyna
As Yesenia began
talking to Terri, a young
named Carol, holding a four
month old baby, walked
across the parking lot to
Terri, saying "I want you to
see my baby!"
Security guard Johnny Stanley attempted to prevent Carol from walking on the parking lot, accusing her of being a "protestor."
Carol countered, "does it look like I'm protesting just because I came to show her my baby?"
Yesenia, shocked by the guard's harsh treatment, listened as
Carol thanked Terri for
helping to save her baby's life. Carol recalled how
Terri had shown her and her boyfriend a video about
abortion. "It's not something that I wanted to do," she
explained, "but it's something that everybody was
telling me I had to do."
At Yesenia's request, Terri brought a portable DVD player to
the car where Chico was waiting
with baby Anabel, so that Chico and
Yesenia could watch the video. As
they viewed the reality of abortion on the DVD screen,
Yesenia and Chico knew that they
could not abort their child.
Terri encouraged the couple, giving them diapers and formula and explaining the ongoing help offered through the Elizabeth League. "The Bible says 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,'" Terri reassured them.
To help Terri avoid stepping on the "forbidden" property, Chico drove his car to the LifeHouse and let Terri out. Chico, Yesenia, and their two children then returned back home safely, thankful that God sent someone to rescue them from the devil's trap.
On March 1, three teenage
girls sat for over an hour in
their car in the parking lot of
the Bakersfield abortion chamber.
As they watched the Christians on
the sidewalks, the girls responded by
taunting them. "Why do you harass these people?" they jeered. "Those pictures are lies," they added, referring to a large poster which displays a photograph of an 8 week baby.
"I tried to talk to these rude girls," Tim* recalled, "but after several minutes of listening to their sarcastic comments, I felt that there was nothing more I could say."
About 20 minutes later, Terri approached the girls,
trying to diffuse their ongoing
mockery. The girls refused to take
literature about abortion and the
services offered at the LifeHouse. They also declined Terri's offer to show them
a video about abortion.
"If there is anything we can do
to help, that's why we're here," Terri explained to the
girls. "I'm not your enemy. I'm out here because I truly care--and most of all
Jesus cares about you and He would never want you to have to go through this."
"I don't believe in God," the girl behind the steering wheel shot back.
"He believes in you, though," Terri responded. "He loves you very much.
"Jesus says to choose life. God could have made you a puppet, but he broke the strings loose and lets you come here if you want to. But if you choose to go down this road there will be consequences to your choice." Terri went on to explain various abortion complications including breast cancer, cervical cancer, and problems with future pregnancies.
Terri offered to arrange for a free ultrasound. The girl
behind the steering wheel explained that she came all the
way from Ridgecrest for the abortion and she wouldn't
want to make another two hour trip to Bakersfield. She
also revealed that she was waiting in the car because her
medical card was not going through.
"God has given you extra time to think about this,"
Terri responded. "If I give you gas money would you
reconsider?" The girl refused Terri's offer.
During the conversation Terri found out that two of
the girls had already experienced abortions, so she offered
them pamphlets on post-abortion healing. Although the
girls had refused all of the previous help which had been
offered, they accepted the post-abortion literature. Terri
wrote LifeSavers' toll free number on the back so that they
would know how to contact LSM for help in the future.
When Terri offered the money again, assuring the girl that "there are no strings attached," she finally
accepted the gift. After about 20
minutes, the girls went back upstairs
to the abortion chamber waiting room.
Ten minutes later, they all came down
and drove away. Although the girls
no longer mocked the Christians, they
gave no indication that they had
changed their minds.
Two and a half weeks after this
encounter, in the middle of one of the
LifeSavers Holy Week training
meetings, the phone rang. As Tim
answered the phone, a girl's voice
quietly said "I need to talk to the lady
and her husband who stand outside
the abortion clinic." The Ridgecrest
girl went on to explain that she had
decided not to abort her baby, but she
needed advice on how to tell her
parents she is pregnant.
Terri offered to go to Ridgecrest to help the girl break the news to her
parents, and referred her to a page on the LifeHouse
website entitled "How can I tell my parents I am pregnant?"
*LSM team member
Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were
buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the
money changers and the benches of those selling doves. "It
is written," he said to them, "'My house will be called a
house of prayer,' but you are making it a 'den of robbers.'"
The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and
he healed them. But when the chief priests and the teachers
of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children
shouting in the temple area, "Hosanna to the Son of David,"
they were indignant.
"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they
"Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, "'From the
lips of children and infants you have ordained praise'?"
Look for praise to arise out of children's lips when a zeal for
righteousness is displayed in the places where God is
Lord Jesus, give us the faith to confidently break through
the demonic forces who flaunt evil and oppress the innocent.
Father, we ask You to provide life-affirming jobs for
everyone who currently works at the FPA abortion chamber,
so that these hands you created for good works can be
used to help others instead of being used to destroy
Help "Yesenia" and "Chico" to depend
upon Your strength in their times of weakness and fear.
Rescue our nation from the judicial tyranny which has
resulted in death for Terri Schiavo and innocent children.
Give us the courage to restore truth and justice in our land.
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