by Andy L., volunteer sidewalk counselor
On September 14 at Planned Parenthood (PP) in St. Paul, at about 11:00 a.m., a young lady drove out and stopped to talk with me. She took all my literature and also the “Unplanned” movie.
I told her there was a place with free ultrasounds (Abria) right across the street from Holiday and also asked if she was there for an abortion and she said that she was. Since she stopped to talk to me, I just assumed she had decided against it. So I asked her what made her change her mind and she said, ”I just couldn’t do it.”
Janet and I went and met her outside Abria and we told her that the people she saw on the sidewalk were only the tip of the iceberg and that there were lots of people willing to help her in her situation. She is 19 weeks pregnant. We exchanged phone numbers and she went into Abria and a few hours later she sent me this text…
“Thank you so much for sending me over to abria. Without them and you I wouldn’t have known what to do next. Truly a life saver! “(see photo also)