By Bunny S., volunteer sidewalk counselor
It was about 10:30 a.m. on May 4 when a woman drove into the St. Paul Planned Parenthood (PP) and dropped off a woman. On her way out she took literature from the other sidewalk counselor, Jim B. I noticed she slowed down as if she wanted to talk to someone and then she pulled into the bank parking lot. I went to speak with her and found out the young woman she brought was there for an abortion. (I later found out the driver was her aunt.) The aunt was not in favor of the abortion but didn’t know what to do or say to convince her niece to change her mind. I spoke to her for about 10 minutes explaining to her the important role she was playing in saving the life of this child and the regret that women have after having an abortion and encouraged her to call her niece and tell her to come out.
I went back to the sidewalk and about five minutes later she drove back into PP and came out with her niece. I asked her if she had changed her mind and she said yes. I asked her what made her change her mind and she replied that she had asked God for a sign and that her aunt calling her was that sign! The aunt thanked me over and over for being there, and told me to continue doing what I was doing. I am so grateful for all of the people who faithfully come to pray at PP as I truly believe that it is through prayer that God touches the hearts of these women.