I was thrilled to receive an e-mail from Waterleaf Women's Center with the story of the first baby saved from abortion after the mother saw her baby on Waterleaf's ultrasound machine!
I'll let Waterleaf tell the story for themselves:
We were thrilled to receive the following text message recently from one of our Waterleaf clients in the hospital delivery room…
"Thank you for helping me not make a quick decision to abort. I can't wait to hold my daughter in my arms."
Though all of our births are special, Baby "Anna" (who weighed in at a healthy 8 lbs 9 oz.) was our first baby saved from abortion through the power of ultrasound. Her mother, who was determined to visit Planned Parenthood for an abortion, could not overcome the emotions of seeing her baby girl on Waterleaf's full-size TV monitor.
Since our January medical clinic conversion, dozens of Waterleaf's clients have experienced the powerful impact of ultrasound. Many were unprepared for the fact that their baby was a living, moving, human being with a heartbeat and fingers and toes!
Thanks to your prayers and financial support, we continue to witness the power of ultrasound and God's grace daily. May God bless each of you for sharing in our lifesaving ministry.
The Waterleaf team
Such great news! Learn more about Waterleaf and contribute to their work at their website.
The signs, which were the brainchild of two of our local counselors, Karen N. and Rachelle C., read "Pregnant? Free Help 1 Block West" and then list the phone number and web address for Waterleaf Women's Center. Read on to find out how you can give a gift today to help make these signs a reality.
On Saturday, December 19, Fox Valley pro-lifers joined the Pro-Life Action League's 7th annual "Empty Manger" Caroling Day, bringing the joy of Christmas to 9 abortion mills across the Chicago area.
The DuPage tour started at ACU Health Center in Hinsdale with about 15 pro-lifers.
It is great to see some old and some new faces spending time praying to stop abortion at the Planned Parenthood facility since the 40 Days for Life began just a couple days ago. Prayer works and enables God to work more effectively in our hearts.
Just the other night, after the start of our 40 Days, I spoke with a young woman, I'll call her "Lisa", who was going to PP for some medical issues, to which she stated the solution was birth control pills. I shared with her some of the documented facts regarding the potential side-effects of various birth control methods. I also shared with her all about Planned Parenthood, its founding and the fact that it is the U.S.' largest provider of abortion "services". [Continue reading . . . »]
As Roger reported below, Waterleaf Women's Center was dedicated yesterday just down the block from Planned Parenthood. My wife April and I were there for the dedication ceremony led by Fr. Thomas Milota of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Naperville, and I wanted to share a picture of the event.
40 Days for Life begins Wednesday, September 23, and one of our goals this year in Aurora is to get more people active in the crucial work of witnessing for life outside the abortuary.
To get the excitement building, Fox Valley Families and Grace for Life Baptist Church are hosting a Pro-Life Training Day on Saturday, September 19, the weekend before 40 Days starts. Register today for this exciting event. [Continue reading . . . »]
Sunday, the Waterleaf Women's Center had their dedication ceremony with Director of the Joliet Catholic Diocesan Life Office, Fr. Thomas Milota. While I missed the ceremony, I was able to visit. When I and my family entered the center, I felt a very warm relaxing atmosphere. My wife commented that it felt like she was entering a spa. [Continue reading . . . »]
This fall, Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood will once again join the national 40 Days for Life campaign. Our vigil will take place September 23 through November 1 outside Planned Parenthood Aurora.
For this year's vigil, Fox Valley pro-lifers will once again lead the way for pro-lifers nationwide with a new strategy for 2009, with three key components. [Continue reading . . . »]
One of the central issues in the fight against HB2354 is the impact it could have on our kids by way of the mandatory sex-ed it would impose on all Illinois public schools.
With that in mind, who's running for school board in your area? Do you know the candidates? Do you know where they stand on comprehensive sex-ed and other issues that effect Illinois families?
If you do know, post what you know about the candidates at the Stop Illinois FOCA website so others can benefit. If you don't know, find out and report back with the information. I've turned off comments on this post so we can consolidate everyone's knowledge in one place at the Stop Illinois FOCA site.
Together, we can be informed voters and impact Illinois for the good of families.
As we were making the final preparations for last night's Candlelight Vigil to kick off the 40 Days for Life campaign here in Aurora, our attorney Peter Breen was before the City's Building Code Board of Appeals to witness the final rubber-stamping of our case there.
At one point in the proceedings, Planned Parenthood's attorney Chris Wilson asked that the record show that none of the appellants were present, as if to imply that the appellants, Eric Scheidler and Fox Valley Families Against Planned Parenthood, weren't interested enough in this case to even show up.
Peter told the board that if they would care to move the hearing to the building under investigation tonight, they would find hundreds of the appellants peacefully praying there. [Continue reading . . . »]
Pregnant? Need help? Hurt by abortion? Call 1-800-848-LOVE, 24 hours.