By Suzanne R., volunteer sidewalk counselor
On Friday, June 23, at the Brooklyn Park Planned Parenthood (PP), during the 1:00-3:00 shift, a baby boy was saved. I believe the young woman noticed sidewalk counselor Joanne N.’s outreach at the door upon entering and leaving PP. Then as she drove out, I engaged her for about five minutes. (It was a miracle that no cars came behind her!).
She rolled down her window and I saw that she had PP paperwork on the passenger seat for a future appointment. She confirmed that she was going to abort and we talked about alternatives to that. After a while, she said she would like to keep her baby. (She knew it was a boy, so she must have had an ultrasound at some point.)
She explained that her boyfriend had serious mental health issues, etc. I told her about the many resources and gave her our literature. She then expressed wanting to have help during the pregnancy such as a doula. Her face went from sullen to radiant by the end of our conversation, and she told me that she was going to spend the weekend thinking of a name for her sweet baby boy. We held hands and expressed gratitude for her change of heart. I was so excited!
Praise God, and I’m getting a prayer chain started at my church’s adoration chapel and at a friend’s church as well.