From Diane Strippel
Calling all prayer warriors! First, I would like to thank all those that participated in the recent Walk and Rally for Life. A little over $3000 was raised to benefit two WV pregnancy care centers. And a big thank you to our speaker, Phil Chatting from Woman’s Choice in Charleston, one of those centers, which happens to be next door to the largest abortion clinic in WV. (By the way, your tax dollars pay for a lot of those abortions.) Thank God for those who are willing to give of their time and talents in an often difficult ministry.
Now to the prayer request. I have heard from sources in Morgantown that Planned Parenthood (PP) is trying to open a clinic there. If you are not familiar with PP, you might think this is a good thing. PP is the largest abortion provider in the U.S. killing hundreds of thousands of babies each year. They are heavily subsidized by federal and state governments. Do they counsel in a neutral fashion? Very few of their clients are led to adoption. Their money is made in abortion, not preserving life. They have been video and audio taped in very damaging ways, such as phone conversations in which a woman posed as a 13 year-old saying that she thought she was pregnant by her 22-year-old boyfriend, and that she didn’t want her parents or anyone to know. The calls went to all 875 PP facilities and 8 out of ten told her that no one would be told even though laws in all 50 states require medical staffers to report suspected child sexual abuse. There have also been video tapes of PP staffers promising a posing human trafficker that he could bring his underage girls in for abortions, no questions asked. I have also talked to people personally who had gone to a PP to get a pregnancy test and were pressured into having an abortion, which they were not even considering.
So please pray that God will keep PP from coming into Morgantown!