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From Diane Strippel

November 16, 2011
Wetzel Chronicle

During the recent 40 Days for Life ending Nov. 6, 508 babies were saved that we know of-babies whose mothers changed their minds and rejected abortion. Here are stories from just one of the 317 locations for prayer vigils: The young woman walked out of Planned Parenthood in tears. She just wanted to know if she was pregnant-but Planned Parenthood wanted to steer her towards abortion. "We offered her support and assisted her to the pregnancy care center next door," said Jeanie, a 40 Days for Life leader in Syracuse.

It was not an isolated situation.

"One couple we offered assistance to told us as they were leaving that Planned Parenthood would not even give them a pregnancy test if they were not planning to have an abortion," she said, "and the couple said they had insurance."

Volunteers also spoke to a mother and daughter on the sidewalk outside. "The daughter was pregnant and angry at Planned Parenthood for not being willing to provide any pregnancy care whatsoever if she didn't plan on aborting the baby," Jeanie said. She simply needed help filling out insurance forms. They were directed instead to the pro-life pregnancy care center to get the assistance they needed.

These and other stories point to Planned Parenthood being more interested in money than women's lives, and over $300 million of our federal tax dollars go to subsidize this business.

Please continue to pray for those mothers who are in need of help, for those who work in abortion clinics, and for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Indeed, the gates of hell will not prevail. (Matthew 16) The gates of falsehood will flee in the presence of truth. The gates of sin will melt in the presence of grace. The gates of death will fall in the presence of the church, the People of Life!


Diane Strippel

New Martinsville



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