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BridgetteMarie21

BridgetteMarie21

So, I’ve been pro-life my who life, the idea that killing an unborn child out of convenience has always been something that makes my stomach churn. Recently I watched a video (not Silent Scream, but I don’t remember the title) of an abortionist aborting a child (it was basically him promoting himself and his work, it was disgusting) but I wasn’t bothered when he was talking. But at the end it showed the child in a soupy mess of blood and tissue with arms and legs floating in the blood and then he held up the skull. I ran into the bathroom and vomited and cried for hours. My boyfriend was there with me and he suggested going to a Planned Parenthood clinic not far from his house and praying next time I went and hung out with him, he said his mom would come with us and he would go too, just in case someone confronted us.

What are your guys’ thoughts? Should I go or do you think it’s too dangerous? I really don’t want to have the cops called on me, I’ve heard enough news stories about clinic workers calling the cops because of pro-lifers praying outside. But I want to make a difference and I want to help someone if they come to me, I’m just scared. Any advice?

March 20, 2015 at 10:45
Project Inspired

kylie15

yes PRAY!!!!!!!! pray and ask God what to do. if he wants you to do it then the cops wont be called make sure its what he wants you to do first. then I would ask a youth pastor or trusted adult what there thoughts are on it. I will be praying for you! if it were me I would ask God what to do and if he said yes I would go and pray my heart out and maybe even talk to some of the girls there and ask them if they know what there doing and tell them about Jesus! hope this helped!

March 22, 2015 at 16:21
McKayla Denise

McKayla Denise

I don’t think you have to go the clinic to pray. God hears you wherever you are. Being right next to the clinic isn’t going to get your prayers heard or answered any faster. So I suggest just simply praying for the issue instead of going to the clinic

March 23, 2015 at 08:05
McKayla Denise

McKayla Denise

And I say this because of safety.

March 23, 2015 at 08:07
SlinkyKitty88

SlinkyKitty88

^Yeah.

Pray all you want, but don’t go to the clinic. It’s not an “abortion clinic”, it’s Planned Parenthood. Most women aren’t even there for abortions.
Also, abortion protesters b cray. You don’t really want to be around them.
There’s a good Cracked article about insane protesters that I can link if you don’t mind lots of language.

March 23, 2015 at 13:19
BridgetteMarie21

BridgetteMarie21

Thanks for the advice guys!

@SlinkyKitty88 I’ve heard a lot about the crazy ones. There’s a particular group (Abolish Human Abortion) that are a bunch of wack-jobs. Their the ones that stand outside with pictures of dismembered babies and scream at people :/ That’s not how you get the message across.

I found a local 40 Days for Life group and they take groups out to a local clinic and they let the police know they’re there to peacefully pray and the police will keep an extra eye on the location in case something happens. We’re going in two weeks when it gets warmer 🙂

March 25, 2015 at 10:07
SlinkyKitty88

SlinkyKitty88

Well now I’m curious, why do you feel the need to physically go there to pray?
Do you believe prayers are more effective the closer you are to the thing?
Or are you just trying to show random strangers that you don’t agree with a thing they may or may not be doing?

Haha, my inquiring mind wants to know, but I don’t wanna ask my Facebook friends who do this in case it turns into a crazy abortion debate. 😛

March 25, 2015 at 12:39
McKayla Denise

McKayla Denise

I, and this is just my personal opinion, find it a bit condescending. Yes, what theyre doing is wrong, but how would you feel if a whole bunch of strangers stood outside your house praying because they knew you were sinning inside? And these people going to get abortions may not be terrible people. They are probably scared out of their mind and feel hopeless like that’s their only option. I could see if you were going to actually try to peacefullly talk to them and give them other options, but just going to stand there and pray right in front of their faces seems kinda mean and judgemental. In my opinion

March 25, 2015 at 18:10
rainbowuni

rainbowuni

I, too, would like to know why you have to physically be there. I agree with McKayla that, chances are, it’d just come off as judgemental to most people…

March 25, 2015 at 18:57
BridgetteMarie21

BridgetteMarie21

This group goes to clinics to pray for the women and workers in the clinic. So many children have been saved because their mothers have seen people praying outside the clinic they’re walking into (Google 40 days for life or go to LifeSiteNews.com to find stories about it) they realize that there really are more options than abortion which is good considering the abortions to adoption referral ratio is 174:1. It’s kind of complicated. It’s not judge mental at all when you go about it the right way. Ultimately, the goal is to be praying for the women in the clinic and the workers and pray that they will have a change of heart and see the horrors that happen during abortions. It’s purely to help mothers and their children not to cast judgement on the mothers and workers.

March 25, 2015 at 20:52
Project Inspired

Alyssa R.

If God wants you to go, I think you should. I’ve been praying outside of a clinic every week for almost 3 years now, have never been in danger, and the people praying are peaceful and NOT judgmental at all. We’re there to help, to reach out, to show the women there that they have other choices besides abortion (which many feel like they don’t,) and about 60 women where we are have changed their minds and decided to give life to their babies. Many of them are now close friends with the people who prayed for them and started a conversation with them. I’d definitely say talk to your local 40 Days for Life, that’s the group where I am, too (that one and Right to Life.) God bless you, will be praying for you! 🙂

April 3, 2015 at 22:52
doodlez58

doodlez58

For those who have been wondering why you need to be in the physical place: one of the main reasons is that you are more likely to get noticed, but not you, God. This is not for self promotion, this is for Gods promotion. And God can move mountains. God doesn’t need any help making his name famous. But God wants us to glorify him by telling others about him. Others have been in dangerous situations for God. Many have been killed for their faith. If it is a leap of faith for you to go to the physical place, than go the physical place. But know that prayer can move mountains wherever you pray. If God is calling you to pray outside of the clinic, do it. If God is telling you to pray outside of McDonalds, do it. As Christians we should try to follow hard after God no matter how hard it is. I recently participated in a pro-life rally in Chicago and the people were friendly and nice! it was outside of Planed Parenthood HQ and it wasn’t A Christian rally but I prayed the whole time. It is so heartbreaking to meet women who have had an abortion and whos lives have been destroyed. So many of my friends say that they pray for their aborted sister or brother every night (i don’t get that but i guess its a thing?) and they pray for their families recovery. Ugh i hate abortion, but don’t judge those who have had one. PRAYING 4 U!!!!

December 2, 2015 at 14:40
layla.xo

layla.xo

Better than shooting up a clinic. That’s for sure!

I’m pro-choice, personally. The thought of an aborted baby makes me feel ill, but the woman has her reasons to do it. I personally wouldn’t get an abortion unless they were a stillborn.

But if you feel the urge, pray outside the clinic.

December 4, 2015 at 16:45
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