“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights has this verse on a sign in front of their school building. As I drove by the other day, I thought how truly priceless this advice is, especially as we have seen an increase over the summer of very young teens (ages 16 and 17) coming to the abortion facility. We have to teach our children the truth about abortion. Former Planned Parenthood Director, Abby Johnson explained in her bookUnplanned how her parents never talked to her about abortion, and so it was up to her and countless outside influences to help her decide about abortion. Although it is a difficult topic, we cannot shy away from discussing abortion with our children and grandchildren. If they don’t hear about it from you, they will most certainly hear about it from others who may or may not believe that life is sacred.
There is much information out there to help you with this. One easy way to introduce your child to the sanctity of life is through spiritual adoption. In this way, you can explain to youth that not all babies are safe in their mommies’ tummies, and we can pray that they will be.
Heritage House 76 produces a brochure titled “How to Talk to Your Child About Abortion” (www.hh76.org/details.aspx?prod_id=4695).
Father Frank Pavone has written an informative article about the topic that you can read at www.gospeloflife.com/articles/children.htm.
And while you’re at it, if you have college-aged children or grandchildren, please share the truth about Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood facilities exist on or near countless college campuses. Make sure your teen knows about PP’s record of supporting underage sex trafficking, covering-up rape, handing out faulty “free” condoms, and jeopardizing patient’s health with deadly delays in calling ambulances (as they did in Tonya Reaves’ death www.lifesitenews.com/news/tonya-reaves-killed-by-incomplete-abortion-perforated-uterus-and-delay-docu/), all for more than $1 million a day of taxpayers’ money.
This next generation of Americans is becoming more pro-life. We are needed to encourage this beautiful shift!
News from the last three Thursdays’ Forest View vigils:
** On Thursday, August 2, we estimate SEVEN innocent lives were lost.
** A male nurse, whom we see regularly entering Forest View, stopped to talk this morning. He has been at the clinic for about two years and expressed an interest in leaving. He told me that it was hard to work there but he needs the job. He wouldn’t go into much more detail. I told him we would all be praying for him to find a new job. Do you know of an office hiring nurses? I gave him a letter from the new Abby Johnson site for abortion workers “And Then There Were None” (www.attwn.org/ ) and am hoping he will find the courage to leave this place of death.
** There was a remarkable “save” of sorts brought about oddly enough by someone inside the clinic! I watched 16 year-old Andrew and Yessica come out of the clinic. Yessica was in tears. I approached their car and found out that Yessica did not get an abortion that day because the clinic refused her based on the ultrasound which showed she was 17 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Forest View will not kill children who are older than 17 weeks and 3 days old. We’ve never seen anything like this and are amazed! Could this have been the work of the male nurse I spoke to earlier that morning? Either way, it seems clear that the Holy Spirit is at work in the clinic. However, Andrew and Yessica are scared to tell their parents, so please keep them in your prayers and pray they will not seek a late term abortion elsewhere.
** On Thursday, August 9, we estimate that SIX women made a “choice” that they will never forget.
** Thank you to all of you who responded to our call for prayer warriors to take over while Laura and I were away. We had a great turnout! You are in our prayers!
** On Thursday, August 16, we estimate that NINE babies were murdered by a “doctor.”
** One older gentleman, a Muslim, dropped off his wife to abort their third child. I stopped him at the exit and saw that he had his two young sons (6 years and 3 years) in the back seat. Nahiziz told me how sad they were to abort, but he was out of work and they just couldn’t afford another child. However, he also told me that they wanted another child. Very confusing. He then went on to tell me how bad he was and I tried to help him understand that he is just confused. I spoke with him at great length about every aspect of abortion I could think of, religious, biological, the health of his wife, the responsibility of being a man, the sibling for his sons, the possibility of a daughter, children as a blessing… He sat there crying and listened to it all. But nothing could make him go back and save his child and wife. Nahziz was very touched, though, because when he returned later, he told Laura how kind everyone was and how much he appreciated us being there. All we can do now is trust in God’s divine plan. God can use even the evil of abortion to make a change for good in someone’s life. We pray for this change for Nahziz and his family.
News about your spiritually adopted baby:
** Your spiritually adopted baby is 38 weeks old. Many children are born at this stage. We just celebrated the birth of Elijah Ernesto, a child spared from abortion at Forest View. Has your spiritually adopted baby just been born? Every time you see a newborn for the next month, you’ll have to wonder, “Is that MY spiritually adopted baby?” To spiritually adopt a baby, pick up a prayer card in the vigil kit or go online atwww.spiritualadoption.org.
Our vigil update writer: