Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood

Two more lives saved at PP!

Posted by Matt Yonke on Monday, February 11th, 2008

God is working powerfully through our Sidewalk Counselors! I just got word today of two other young mothers turning away from Planned Parenthood and choosing life. These stories come from Kristine, a regular sidewalk counselor and prayer warrior. If you're not out on the sidewalk, stories like these ought to get you there. Sign up today, and be a part of this crucial work!

I am a counselor at PP and I would like you all to know the two miracles that have happened in the last two Saturdays.

Last Saturday, February 2, a woman and her aunt were going to turn into PP and were distracted by us waving our literature. As they passed us up they saw Randy's graphic abortion sign and started to cry, leaving an open door for us to talk and pray with them.

It was the last day she could have an abortion because of how far along she was. I feel sometimes the signs are disturbing but the Lord showed me not to judge and allowed me to witness how effective the signs are. The girl's name is Sasha please continue to pray for her.

This Sat Feb 9, a young girl and her boyfriend went to pull into PP but stopped to talk to us first. They both started to cry and the PP escorts came over and tried to tell them not to listen to us. We let the PP say what they wanted to say without interrupting them but the boyfriend told the escorts they were fine and listened to what we had to say.

The couple pulled into PP parking lot and the escorts proceeded to help them into the building. After 20 minutes of some serious spiritual warfare on the part of the counselors and the prayer warriors out there the couple left PP and pulled out of the parking lot with tears streaming down their faces and said they were keeping their baby. They thanked us and we prayed for both of them!

I just want to thank all of you who are praying it makes a HUGE difference when us counselors are out there. As we all work together in this fight may we continue to see the miracles of lives being saved!

The couple's name this week was Jackie and Jose. Please keep them in your prayers!

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38 Responses to “Two more lives saved at PP!”

  1. Blogged says:

    Wonderful! Thank God!!

    February 11th, 2008 at 5:59 pm
  2. Net says:

    Incredible story. Absolutely incredible! For those women who regret their abortions and are now supporting Mike Huckabee, visit Silent Souls for Huckabee.

    We are praying for everyone in Aurora.

    February 11th, 2008 at 7:52 pm
  3. Student says:

    Net,
    Have you heard about Huckabee's desire to change the Constitution? Do you support that?

    February 11th, 2008 at 9:04 pm
  4. Laura says:

    Oh, Kristine, God bless you! God bless Randy! God bless Sasha, Jackie & Jose and their blessed babies! I am so excited. :)

    Thank you so much for posting this, Matt, and thank you everyone for all that you do. This is absolutely wonderful news and I'm sure it won't be the end of these miraculous stories!

    Matthew 21:21-22

    21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

    22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

    Keep praying in Jesus' name!

    PRAISE THE LORD!!!

    February 11th, 2008 at 9:34 pm
  5. Tom says:

    Praise God for this good news!

    I will be praying for God's blessings on Jackie, Jose, and Sasha.

    Thanks to all the pro-life "sidewalk" counselors, sign holders, and prayer warriors at the Aurora Planned Parenthood. Your courage and dedication are inspiring.

    With God all things are possible.

    February 11th, 2008 at 9:55 pm
  6. Dan the Methodist says:

    God Bless all who hear and obey HIM.

    Net,

    Didn't you get the message??
    McCain is the nominee. (I am not happy about it, but it is what it is.)

    February 12th, 2008 at 6:26 am
  7. Net says:

    Student: You are referring to this quote?

    Mike Huckabee: “I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that’s what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.”

    +++

    I have no reason at this time to not trust Mike Huckabee and his decisions. He's a powerful communicator for life and for family. I, as a Christian Catholic, am backing him. Who do you like for president?

    February 12th, 2008 at 4:09 pm
  8. Maureen says:

    Wonderful things are happening at PP. If Aurora won't shut them down because of their sneaky way of getting in, God will help us shut them down for lack of business. People are starting to listen to the truth.

    February 12th, 2008 at 11:20 pm
  9. Kathi says:

    God Bless everyone out there!! Your reward will be great.

    February 13th, 2008 at 10:37 pm
  10. Student says:

    Net,

    Yes, that is the quote I was referring to. Anyone who want to change the Constitution to be in line with their faith is frightening (to me). Even those of the christian faith who agree w/Huckabee should consider that if he attempts to change the Constitution to be in line with his faith, somewhere down the road there may be someone of a faith you vehemently disagree with who may want to do the same thing. It's a very, very slippery slope. Fortunately, changing the Constitution is not an easy thing to do. About the only positive thing I can say about Huckabee is that I like his sense of humor.

    As a woman, mother, employee and student I am supporting Obama for President.

    February 14th, 2008 at 8:49 am
  11. Elizabeth says:

    Student,

    You are aware that Obama supports bills that don't provide even comfort care to infants who are born alive as the results of abortions? He votes to let them die in soiled utility rooms even after they're born alive from an unsuccessful abortion.

    As a woman, mother, and student I would never support Barack Obama.

    February 15th, 2008 at 12:04 am
  12. Tara says:

    Elizabeth,

    Good point. He has really done nothing as an IL Senator or US Senator. He doesn't vote except for Present. What is that? He doesn't want the majortiy to know he is the most liberal Senator in Congress. More left then Hillary. When I hear redistribution of wealth – that should scare everyone. I thought Billy was slick when he spoke, but Obama's is even more so.

    Last time I heard he considered the most wealthy in this country to be making $75,000. Excuse me? And his tax proposals are horrid for the small business owners. They are the ones that create most of the jobs in this country, and they are the ones that will feel the full brunt of his tax ideas. So if we think the housing crisis, health care is bad now, just wait until he or Hillary get's into office. They want to madate all empolyers to cover healthcare. How? If they significantly increase their taxes, which they said they would, small businesses won't be able to afford it, and they will probably have to lay off people. So not only will there be no healthcare coverage, more people will lose their jobs.

    I would encourage everyone to do the math with either of their tax proposals. When Hillary said she wanted to put the taxes back to Billy's time, I shuddered. We can look forward to the marraige penalty, higher estate taxes (why should the gov't get a huge chunk of money I've already paid taxes on after I die?), decrease in tax exemptions per child, decrease in medical examptions, and more people will full under the AMT. The AMT has got to go! I never saw a refund under Clinton. My first refund came under the current President. I am in the middle of the middle class, and raising my taxes will be desasterous for my family. In the fall we will be supporting two of us in college. I cannot afford to have a Democrat in the White House.

    So as a woman, wife, mother and student, I will vote for John McCain.

    February 15th, 2008 at 9:37 am
  13. Student says:

    Elizabeth,

    Yes, I am aware that Obama didn't vote for a bill that was very poorly written and would have affected many other laws by default. I am grateful that he had the courage to vote against it.

    ***********************

    Tara,

    I don't make over $75k per year and have no problem with people making more than that being taxed at a higher rate. And I am very much for everyone getting health care — especially children. How can you be ethically opposed to abortion AND opposed to health care for those who don't have it?

    I'm in grad school and have 2 kids in college. I will vote Obama if given the option. If not, Hillary will have my support. After the disaster that is the Bush Adminsitration, I have serious doubts as to the electibility of a Republican. I think we've had enough of that.

    February 15th, 2008 at 7:40 pm
  14. Elizabeth says:

    Student,

    Ever heard of All Kids? Every kid in IL can have that if they don't have health insurance. Medicaid, WIC…those are all programs for kids to get what they need. And you would like to mandate MORE? I swear..people just like to throw away tax dollars to making more programs when there are already ones that exist.

    Obama has not a clue about how to run this country…he's an idealist who doesn't think about the real-life consequences of his imaginary fantasies.

    Oh, and he didn't vote AGAINST it per say, he voted PRESENT. The man can't even take a position either way because he doesn't want to hurt people's feelings. THAT'S the man you want running this country? Somebody who has to be strong and make decisions? Wishy-washy I tell you. But hey, if you want somebody who doesn't say his opinion because he's afraid of offending people, more power to you.

    As a woman, mother, and student…I detest all of the candidates this year.

    February 16th, 2008 at 12:54 am
  15. Student says:

    Elizabeth,

    I am familiar with All Kids. However, it doesn't begin to cover everyone. Many families are in that in-between category where they make too much for All Kids but not enough to get other insurance. Sorry, we need healthcare coverage for everyone — not just society's elite. If that means I have to pay more in taxes, I'm willing to do that for the good of others.

    Voting "present" as opposed to "no" is a way to get a bill that has some merit changed so that one could vote yes.

    You're entitled to "detest" every candidate and do what you feel best. Fortunately, others have the same perogative.

    February 16th, 2008 at 9:33 am
  16. Elizabeth says:

    not just society's elite

    How is AllKids for society's elite? It's state health insurance, which is typically used by people who CAN'T afford health insurance. How does it not cover EVERY child in IL? That's what it does…when I applied for it, I didn't have to submit any income information. I applied and my daughter now has it.

    Why do you have such a problem with rich people? They're the only reason you'll have this socialized medicine you so desire. They're the ones with the major taxes, not the "poor." You should be pretty thankful they pay so much in taxes, or you wouldn't have any of these programs to help out the less fortunate.

    And by the way, voting "present" is just a way of not saying what you really think. It's unfortunate you support someone who can't even really say his opinion..yep he'll make a GREAT president.

    February 16th, 2008 at 11:26 am
  17. Student says:

    Elizabeth,

    Why all the anger? I have no problem with rich people. I hope to be among them when I'm out of school. Having said that, I also won't mind being taxed at a higher rate to help the less fortunate. I guess that makes me some type of bad person…..so be it. I can live with that.

    We'll just have to agree to disagree politically and socially.

    February 16th, 2008 at 1:19 pm
  18. Elizabeth says:

    I also won't mind being taxed at a higher rate

    Well, you are a rare person then..because everyone I have ever known complains about taxes. You should write the President and tell him you'll be glad to pay plenty more in taxes lol. I'm sorry, that just makes me laugh no offense intended.

    February 16th, 2008 at 2:34 pm
  19. Student says:

    Well, Elizabeth, you should come visit my office. Many of the people there make well over $150,000 and also feel they should be taxed at a higher rate than those making 1/2 of what they do. I feel blessed to work with a group of caring and kind individuals who truly DO care about others. If that amuses you, so be it.

    February 16th, 2008 at 3:49 pm
  20. Tara says:

    Student,

    I have no problem with children being covered with heath insurance. They should be. I don't have a problem with progams like SCHIP as long as it only covers children who need the coverage and not adults.

    Mandating companies to to cover it when they cannot afford it doesn't solve the problem either. Manages health care is what started the problem. So if the government is going to mandate it, then they better cut taxes on businesses so they can afford to provide it, or let the majority of health care costs be written off an individual income tax.

    However my point is that $75,000 a year is not the wealthiest in this country.

    Here are the tax rates for this year:

    Single:
    $7825-$31,850 you pay $782.50 + 15% over $7825
    $31,850-$77,100 you pay $4,386.25 + 25% over $31,850
    $77,100-$160,850 you pay $15,698.75 + 28% over $77,180

    Total amount of tax for $77,100:
    $15,698.75 + 21,588= $37,286.75
    So they are really living on $39,813.25 take home.

    Married (filing joint):
    $15,650-$63,700 you pay $1,565 + 15% over $15,650
    $63,700-128,500 you pay $8,565.50 + 25% over $63,700

    Total amount of tax for 63,700:
    $8,565.50 + $15,925 = $24,490.50
    This family is living on $39,209.50.

    This is a huge problem. Families cannot afford to pay more taxes. If you are making $63,700 you are in the middle class. It is this demographic which will suffer the most with tax increases. And we will see more housing forclosures, more small businesses going out of business. The support structure for the economy will collapse.

    February 16th, 2008 at 6:37 pm
  21. Math Prof says:

    Tara: You said
    Single:
    $7825-$31,850 you pay $782.50 + 15% over $7825
    $31,850-$77,100 you pay $4,386.25 + 25% over $31,850
    $77,100-$160,850 you pay $15,698.75 + 28% over $77,180

    Total amount of tax for $77,100:
    $15,698.75 + 21,588= $37,286.75
    So they are really living on $39,813.25 take home.

    Me:
    WRONG! That was 28% of the amount OVER $77,180, not 28% of $77,180. So the real tax would be $15,698.75 and the take home would be $61,401.25.

    You:
    Married (filing joint):
    $15,650-$63,700 you pay $1,565 + 15% over $15,650
    $63,700-128,500 you pay $8,565.50 + 25% over $63,700

    Total amount of tax for 63,700:
    $8,565.50 + $15,925 = $24,490.50
    This family is living on $39,209.50.

    Me:
    Same mistake. It is 25% of the amount OVER $63,700. In this case, the tax would be $8,565.50 and the take home would be $55134.50.

    February 16th, 2008 at 7:59 pm
  22. Elizabeth says:

    Tara,

    Good points.

    Student,

    Chill..I just thought it was funny that you think raising taxes is a good thing..most people look at it badly. I personally think adding more crap to the system we already have is just foolish..how about fixing the stuff we already HAVE so that it works? It's like spending money on things you already have and don't use…doesn't make much sense either. Just makes a whole lot of clutter. So if you're okay with the government being a big ol' mess of stuff….then that's fine. I'm just..well..not.

    February 16th, 2008 at 9:36 pm
  23. Student says:

    Good points? That math was WAY off — not even close to being accurate.

    I'm all for fixing the "crap" currently in the system. And no, I'm not "okay with the government being a big ol' mess of stuff." I think Bush et al. has left a disaster that will be incredibly difficult to clean up. I don't want more of the same.

    February 17th, 2008 at 11:35 am
  24. Elizabeth says:

    Student,

    The math may be way off, but the general idea behind what she was saying is good. The middle class are the ones who will be hurt by higher taxes.

    So why not FIX it? You think raising taxes to ADD more programs will help the situation, and what I'm saying is fix what we have so that it WORKS.

    February 17th, 2008 at 12:31 pm
  25. Student says:

    And the middle class, not to mention the rest of the country, has been well off under Bush? Please!

    February 22nd, 2008 at 7:43 pm
  26. Elizabeth says:

    Student,

    Did I say anything in reference to Bush in any way? I don't know how you got that from my post but okay..and you didn't really reply to the ACTUAL statement I made.

    February 23rd, 2008 at 10:00 pm
  27. Student says:

    Elizabeth,
    Either there's a comprehension problem or you are clearly NOT reading my posts. Again, I never said you mentioned Bush at all. Does my post say that? No!

    You said, "So why not FIX it? You think raising taxes to ADD more programs will help the situation, and what I'm saying is fix what we have so that it WORKS."

    My entire point is that we've had almost 8 years of Republican leadership and they've yet to fix anything. In fact, they've decreased my standard of living and have, IMHO, been a complete disaster for the country as a whole. I believe it's time to get a Democrat (and my personal choice is Obama) in office to, hopefully, clean up and FIX some of the mess.

    February 23rd, 2008 at 10:58 pm
  28. Elizabeth says:

    Student,

    First of all….seriously, reeeelax. You are way too intense over all this.

    And the middle class, not to mention the rest of the country, has been well off under Bush? Please!

    This statement implies that I said that the middle class WAS better off under Bush, which I clearly did not even bring up in my post. So you're bringing this up just to deflect from the actual statement I DID make.

    How exactly would Obama fix the problems we have now? I haven't heard anything from him other than making more programs that cost more tax dollars that probably won't work. He's a great talker but that doesn't mean he'll make a great President.

    February 24th, 2008 at 2:00 pm
  29. Amy says:

    Student,
    I have read your posts about Obama. I have heard the same statements from all of my Democrat family and friends. It confuses me since I know them to all be intelligent people and I have listened to the same speeches myself. I have yet to hear him say anything.His speeches are full of rhetoric where he talks about change and looking toward the future. He calls his campaign a movement and asks people to follow him. While part of being a politician is being good at rhetoric he has nothing but. Not too mention that while he doesn't commit to a specific position or plan his limited voting record show him to be of a socialist mind set which always takes money out of the middle class pocket more then anywhere else and actually keeps the poor from doing better not to mention the the horrors of socialized health care. We need only to look at socialist countries to see this. He also voted against the partial birth abortion ban which even most those who justify abortion during any other time during pregnancy do consider infanticide. While I would never vote for Senator Clinton at least I have a reasonably clear picture on where she stands and how she would accomplish it. Senator Obama is inexperienced and more of a charismatic cult leader who is potentially dangerous to this country then the deliverer he makes himself out to be. Many a country has met it's downfall by following the (often but not always) good looking, fast talking, seemingly idealistic leader.

    Amy
    P.S. – While I have been voting Republican lately due to my desire to vote pro – life I would consider myself libertarian. Unfortunately most Libertarian candidates tend toward a pro – choice stance.

    February 24th, 2008 at 4:35 pm
  30. Mike says:

    Student,

    Are you telling me you would vote for a candidate who is willing to withdraw food from babies outside their mothers womb until they die?

    What kind of health care program do you call this?

    Obama while an IL Senator voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Here are links you need to check out regarding Obama's vote…

    ——

    By the way I cannot vote for either Obama, Clinton or McCain. None of them are Pro-Life.

    Mike

    February 24th, 2008 at 5:36 pm
  31. Math Prof says:

    Mike,
    Thanks for the link, but I'll get my info from a credible source…..and I don't believe Stanek to be in that category. I have read at length about the issue you mention and, yes, even with that vote, I will vote for Obama. There were reasons for his vote which I've done my best to explain before, but minds here have already been made up and it's not worth my time.

    I'm not a single issue voter. I have serious concerns about the affordablity of education, health care, the environment, the war, social security, pension benefits, unions, children, women's issues and the poor. All of these issues have influenced my choice.

    February 24th, 2008 at 8:48 pm
  32. Student says:

    Sorry, the last post was from me. I was using Math Prof's computer. Our views do not necessarily reflect one another.

    February 24th, 2008 at 8:49 pm
  33. Elizabeth says:

    Student,

    You don't feel Stanek is credible? She was THERE when Christ Hospital was practicing infanticide..she SAW it for herself..you don't get much more real than that. I love the people who comment there..the conversations are quite stimulating.

    February 24th, 2008 at 10:40 pm
  34. Mike says:

    I'm not a single issue voter. I have serious concerns about the affordablity of education, health care, the environment, the war, social security, pension benefits, unions, children, women's issues and the poor. All of these issues have influenced my choice.

    Student,

    So if Hitler were running for President and was on your side on all the issues you listed above, yet he was killing 6 million innocent Jews — then you are saying you would vote for Hitler because you are not a one issue voter.

    Student, come on now — your making excuses for your vote. I really think your smarter than that.

    Thanks for the link, but I'll get my info from a credible source…..and I don't believe Stanek to be in that category.

    Student,

    All Jill Stanek is doing is showing you Obama voted against the IL Infants Protection Act. That's all. It's not a matter of whether or not its a credible source.

    Don't you think the "life issue" shows a persons or politicians CHARACTER and INTEGRITY or LACK OF IT?

    How could you vote for a person who won't protect babies after they are born. This is so extreme! It shows so much lack of character and lack of integrity. Arn't you embarrassed voting for Obama?

    Where is your heart?

    Mike

    February 24th, 2008 at 10:41 pm
  35. Mike says:

    Student,

    I have a few additional questions for you. Here they are…

    1. Should it be legal for a woman to kill her unborn child solely because there is genetic evidence that the child may turn out to be gay?

    2. Would You Support National Legislation Stating Abortion Clinics MUST Give Free Sonograms/Ultrasounds of the Woman's Unborn Baby Before Performing an Abortion?

    3. Do You Believe Jesus Would Be FOR or AGAINST Partial Birth Abortion?

    Follow Up Question: Why?

    Mike

    February 24th, 2008 at 10:46 pm
  36. Eric Scheidler says:

    Mike—I hope by November you will change your mind about not voting for McCain. He's not all we could wish, but he is far from the disaster that Clinton or Obama would be for unborn babies.

    I'm sure you and I agree that our duty as citizens is to vote in a way that will best serve the pro-life cause. Sometimes, in my view, that means a "defensive" vote for the candidate who will do the least damage to the fight for life.

    In other words, I feel it is my duty to vote for John McCain in November, precisely on the basis of my pro-life convictions.

    February 25th, 2008 at 1:57 pm
  37. Mike says:

    Eric,

    You and I both know McCain is not 100% Pro-Life. I believe voting for the "lessor of two evils" is still a vote for evil.

    Let's not debate about McCain right now. I still believe there will be an Independent Candidate who will be 100% Pro-Life who will run for President.

    I would actually like you, Eric to consider running for President sometime. Otherwise I am going to have to keep pestering Peter Breen to run.

    Mike

    February 26th, 2008 at 11:44 pm
  38. Dennis Duehning says:

    Good news! Veteran prolife counselor, Curt, reports that a patient left Planned Parenthood today to follow him to the Pregnancy Information Center on Galena Ave in Aurora where she can get some real help by caring people. Curt was holding a grandson-produced sign, stating the simple truth, "Planned Parenthood–Bad for Babies."

    March 4th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

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