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Weekly Ministry Focus

Volume 5, Number 7
October 21, 2005

Weekly Ministry Focus
Twins saved from abortion as woman suffers botched abortion
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Friday, November 4, 2005 at 6:30 pm
Victim of botched abortion is loaded into ambulance.

Monday's botched abortion victim is loaded into ambulance, while abortionist Wright prepares for his next victim.

Staff members at Bakersfield's Family Planning Associates abortion chamber began arriving for work early Monday morning last week, preparing for a busy day of profiting from the agony of innocent children ripped from their mothers' wombs. Before 8 am, several women scheduled for abortions had already arrived, but the abortionist was strangely absent. Terri Palmquist and other Christians standing on the sidewalks reached out in love to those being led to the slaughter, but they were met with extreme hostility. One young woman, portraying herself as a witch, said she was putting a "hex" on Terri.

Abortionist Kenneth Wright did not arrive on the scene until almost 10 am. By that time, the waiting room was clearly backed up with women waiting for the abortionist to violate the sanctity of their wombs. Terri warned the women about Wright's track record of botched abortions, mentioning lawsuits against him because of women he injured or killed.

About two hours after Wright arrived, an ambulance pulled up to the abortion chamber. Paramedics spent about 30 minutes inside the killing center trying to stabilize the victim. Eventually she was transported to San Joaquin Community Hospital. Some Hall Ambulance employees tried to prevent the Christians from taking photographs to document the incident.

But in the midst of all the commotion, God changed the hearts of a few women, motivating them to choose life for their children. Here are some of their stories:

When her husband was sent to prison, Laci was thankful that she was finally free from his methamphetamine-influenced oppression and physical abuse. But then she discovered that she was pregnant.

Already struggling to care for their toddler, Laci told herself, I dont want to have another baby from this guy. So even though she was already feeling the baby moving inside her, she scheduled an abortion in Bakersfield, some two hours away from her home.

Walking up the stairs to the abortion chambers waiting room, Laci heard a voice calling out you know in your heart you dont really want to be here! We would like to help! Please give us a chance to help you. Laci turned and smiled to Terri*, who was offering help to her from the sidewalk, but then Laci quickly reminded herself of her predicament and continued inside.

As she waited for her name to be called, Laci noticed that many of the women in the waiting room were far along in their pregnancies. I dont think they realize what they are doing, Laci told herself, forgetting for a moment that she intended to do the same thing.

The women in the room focused on complaining about Terri, why does she have to be out there? Doesnt she know that this is hard enough already?

But Laci reacted differently, saying well, duh, were here murdering our kids! She had heard enough at Victory Outreach to know that what she was about to do was wrong.

Finally Lacis name was called. Laci was told that before the abortion she would need an ultrasound to measure the size of the fetus in her womb. Laci asked to see the ultrasound.

Were not supposed to, the abortion staff member responded at first, obediently following her training to reject a womans choice in such situations. But when she looked at the screen she decided to make an exception.

You have twins.

Laci was then told that because of the size of her babies, she would need to go to Long Beach for a partial birth abortion. But once Laci saw her babies, abortion was no longer an option. Her mind was now focused on the tiny children in her womb, and even her difficult circumstances could no longer motivate her to abort them.

Hurrying down the stairs, Laci announced to Terri that she was keeping her babies. Laci broke down crying as she confessed, its going to be hard!

Terri offered to connect Laci with a Christian in her community who will help her through the pregnancy.

Laci left before the abortionist had arrived, with her love for her babies already growing. I know that my babies are going to be cute! she exclaimed as she left.

As a black man wearing a basketball jersey walked upstairs with a pregnant woman, Terri told him you could be playing basketball with your son someday. Within a few minutes the couple came down from the killing center and drove away.

The man waved at Terri as he left, exclaiming thank you! Thank you!

A girl who portrayed herself as a witch, saying she was putting a hex on Terri on her way into the abortion chamber, came out crying three hours later. She told Terri that she would not abort her baby and accepted literature. Several others who had been extremely hostile earlier in the day also came out crying during this time (which happened to be shortly before an ambulance arrived because of a botched abortion).

Sandy meant to call the FPA abortion chamber to find out what time she could come in, but instead she dialed 323-2229, the number for LifeSavers Ministries. Terri thought that she was asking about when she could come to the LifeHouse for a free pregnancy test, and encouraged her to come in the afternoon.

A few minutes later, Sandy called back. I just ate--is that a problem?

Terri then realized that Sandy was scheduled for an abortion, so she informed Sandy that she had not called the abortion chamber, and that it can be dangerous to eat before an abortion. Terri inquired are you a Christian?

Yes, Sandy admitted.

Terri asked do you think that God wanted you to call me instead? Then Terri asked Sandy if she could pray for her. Sandy agreed.

Terri asked God to give Sandy clarity of mind and take away the spirit of fear that was tormenting her and making her feel like she couldnt provide for this baby.

Within minutes, Sandy called back, but she was once again trying to reach FPA.

A few hours later, Terri called Sandy to tell her that a woman had just been taken to the hospital because of a botched abortion. Sandy told Terri that she had cancelled her appointment and that she and her boyfriend decided to talk to his mother later that day about keeping the baby.

*LSM team member
Scripture Focus: Hosea 4:1-6

Hear the word of the LORD,
You children of Israel,
For the LORD brings a charge against the inhabitants of the land:

     There is no truth or mercy
     Or knowledge of God in the land.
     By swearing and lying,
     Killing and stealing and committing adultery,
     They break all restraint,
     With bloodshed upon bloodshed.
     Therefore the land will mourn;
     And everyone who dwells there will waste away
     With the beasts of the field
     And the birds of the air;
     Even the fish of the sea will be taken away.
     Now let no man contend, or rebuke another;
     For your people are like those who contend with the priest.
     Therefore you shall stumble in the day;
     The prophet also shall stumble with you in the night;
     And I will destroy your mother.
     My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
     Because you have rejected knowledge,
     I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
     Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
     I also will forget your children.

Ask the Lord to use you today to expand the knowledge of God, His Law and His mercy, in our community and nation.


Prayer Focus
Bound 4 Life prayer covenant
Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of this nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.

Proposition 73 requires parental notification before abortion
parentsright2know.org

Minor girls are often seen entering the FPA abortion chamber with older adults who seem to be school counselors or social workers. Although parents must be grant permission for a girl to receive an aspirin, the violent act of abortion can be committed on a young girl without the parents' knowledge (though, tragically, some parents later find out when the girl is rushed to the hospital or suffers other complications). Proposition 73 requires California abortionists to notify a child's parent or guardian before an abortionist may violate her womb.

For information and tools relating to this initiative, go to ParentsRight2Know.org. A voting guide for all of the initiatives appearing on the November 8 ballot is available from the Randy Thomasson's Campaign for Children and Families.


Right to Life Act support increases in Congress

With the 109th Congress and the White House now more receptive to pro-life legislation, dozens of Congressmen (and Congresswomen) are co-sponsoring the Right to Life Act of 2005, which will stop abortion dead in its tracks. More information on this bill and its sponsors is available at www.righttolifeact.org.


Perspectives on Harriet Miers

Note: The below article was prepared before Harriet Miers withdrew her name from consideration for the Supreme Court. However, the articles referenced are still worth reading, because there are important lessons our nation (and President Bush) should learn from this controversy.

Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers is an evangelical Christian who has been a member of a pro-life group, and Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family has publicly stated that for these reasons he believes that her presence on the Supreme Court would be good for the nation. Apparently, President Bush has reason to believe that Miers would seek to overturn Roe v. Wade, although he says they have never discussed abortion.

Jill Stanek noted that if the president believes (as he has stated in the past) that it is his job to help change the culture so that "every child [may be] welcomed to life and protected by law," he has missed a great opportunity to do his job.

Recently released speeches given by Miers over a decade ago suggest that her opposition to abortion may be weak. Some believe that Miers could become the next David Souter--a pro-abortion liberal justice nominated by a pro-life conservative president.

But is Miers even qualified to be a Supreme Court justice? George Will, Robert Bork, and others have emphatically proclaimed that she is not, emphasizing that opposition to Roe v. Wade is not enough. Miers' "common sense" approach may lay the foundation for future "Roes," according to Ann Coulter.

But if Bush learns from his mistakes, Peggy Noonan suggests, perhaps this "marriage" can be saved.

(Please click on the links in this article to read various insightful articles on the Harriet Miers controversy.)


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