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Volume 5, Number 4
July 20, 2005
Child of murder victim's friend saved from abortion
As women began arriving at the Family Planning
Associates abortion chamber in Bakersfield to abort
their children last week, Terri and Tim Palmquist
were in court,
preparing for jury
selection. But within
a few minutes, the
returned from court:
their case had been
As abortionist Robert Smith arrived from
Glendale, Terri encouraged him "let your hands be
used to praise God don't spit in his face!" At least
seven babies were saved from the abortionist's knife
last Monday and Tuesday as Christians interceded
for their lives from the sidewalks and at the
LifeHouse pregnancy help center across the street.
Details on how God saved some of these children
Horrified by the shock of her best friend's
murder, "Julisha" feared that she could suffer
the same fate as her friend. Julisha's boyfriend
had threatened to kill her just like her friend's
boyfriend who apparently became her murderer.
So, as news reporters around the community
flocked to the scene of her best friend's murder, Julisha
made up her mind that she should have her boyfriend's
child removed from her womb as a demonstration of
her determination to remove him from her life.
As Julisha got out of her car at the abortion
chamber, Terri* stood on the sidewalk offering help
and information, while Cindy interceded in prayer.
Terri was shocked to hear curses shouted back,
especially when she noticed the "Jesus" bumper sticker
on the back of Julisha's car.
"I've got to get that baby out!" Julisha shrieked as
she declared that the baby was endangering her health.
"Not that I would really consider changing my
mind," Julisha said as she walked over to where Terri
and Cindy were standing, "but what would you really
be willing to do to help me?"
Terri asked Amy* to bring a baby gift, a bag of
diapers, and a "Hope for the Future" Bible to Julisha.
As Terri explained how LifeSavers and the Elizabeth
League have helped many women through their
pregnancies, the conversation soon turned to spiritual
issues. "But how do you know that God is real?"
Eventually Julisha admitted that her health was not
really the reason for the abortion. "I would give my
life for my kids," Julisha told Terri. Then she
disclosed her true fear of being murdered like her best
"I'm very sorry for your loss," Terri told Julisha,
"but someday you'll wish you hadn't had the
Julisha told Terri that she
needs to find a place to live for
herself and her two small children.
Terri said that she will help her
move so that she can get her
boyfriend out of her life.
Julisha left the abortion
chamber, but she returned the
following day. Terri feared that
she might have aborted her child,
but when Julisha came out, she
told Terri that she had decided not
to abort her baby.
LifeSavers Ministries helped
Julisha with a deposit on a new
Update (December 2005): Julisha was helped throughout
her pregnancy by the Elizabeth League group at Our Lady of Guadalupe
Church. She gave birth to a son after an emergency cesearean was
performed, and the Elizabeth League group celebrated his birth by
showering Julisha and her son with presents.
"Jill" and her husband "Guido" came to the
abortion chamber for a pregnancy test. Terri
convinced them to come across the street to the
At the LifeHouse, Jill told Amy* that she has four
small children under the age of 6, and that if she is
pregnant the baby may not be her husband's. She said
that she would probably abort the baby because she
didn't think she could handle another child.
When Jill's test indicated that she is pregnant,
Terri asked Guido if having a babysitter would help.
Guido said "I wouldn't want to take advantage of
anyone, but if someone could watch our children just
once a month or so that would be a big help!" Several
days later, as Guido stopped by to pick up diapers from
the LifeHouse, he thanked Terri, assuring
her that Jill had decided not to abort the child.
Moments after returning from court, Terri met
"Victoria" and her boyfriend outside the
abortion chamber. Victoria decided not to abort
her 17 week baby. Terri gave her a baby blanket
(usually a baby gift would have been given, but the
supplies are running low). Victoria and her boyfriend
quickly left the abortion chamber.
*LSM team member
1 Peter 2:11-12
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers
in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which
war against your soul. Live such good lives among
the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing
wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify
God on the day He visits us.
Pray that God will help you to live a life that causes even your enemies to glorify Him.
Bogus "trespassing" case
dismissed after 10 months
Almost ten months after the day they were
falsely accused of trespassing, charges were
dismissed against Terri and Tim
Palmquist in Kern County
Superior Court on July 11. The
Palmquists were accused of
stepping on private property
owned by the Family Planning
Associates abortion chamber
during a September 14, 2004
time of intercession and prayer.
Deputy District Attorney
Chris Hinkle explained that the
prosecution's only substantive
witness, FPA abortion chamber
security guard Johnny Stanley,
informed Hinkle that the police
report was wrong. Stanley
reportedly told Hinkle "I have
never seen them on the property." (Stanley was
the one who called the police on September 14,
2004. A few weeks later, Terri Palmquist
received an arrest warrant in the mail.)
As the court hearings progressed over the
months, Tim and Terri became increasingly aware
that the legal battle they were facing was just one
small part of a much bigger spiritual battle. God
worked through various circumstances to help
Tim and Terri trust in Him (rather than trusting in
lawyers and legal strategies). To see how God
was victorious in this battle, go to
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Volume 6 (2006)
Volume 5 (2005)
Volume 4 (2004)
Volume 3 (2003)
Volume 2 (2001)
Volume 1 (2000)