On Friday, Nov. 10, a car was leaving the Planned Parenthood (PP) in St. Paul around 1:00 p.m. Volunteer sidewalk counselor Mary H. gave a boxed “gift” (fetal model) and literature to the driver and asked, “Do you happen to be here with someone who is pregnant?” The man was crying and said he didn’t want his girlfriend to have the abortion.
In her report, Mary wrote, “The Holy Spirit had brought Brian Walker to the scene about two minutes earlier. I told this fellow to pull over, that there was someone that could help and he should speak to him. The guy did and Brian walked up to the car and just got in.”
The man had come separately in an attempt to talk the woman out of the abortion. Apparently PP had kicked him out. He is a business owner, he lives with the woman, they have two teens and he wants to get married. Brian asked him if he was a Christian, and he said he believed in God and was Catholic. Brian told him to pray the Rosary. After they both prayed for about 10-15 minutes, Brian told him to call his girlfriend. There were calls back and forth and then he got a call that she was coming out.
Eventually, she drove out, stopped and rolled down the window, and they gave each other a crying embrace. Brian told them to follow up with Abria (the nearby pregnancy center). Mary had the opportunity at that point to give the woman a baby blanket set. She had already given the dad a knit baby cap. “That father was so grateful to know that his baby was going to live,” Mary wrote. He thanked Brian and God. Brian has his contact information and will keep in touch.
Your presence can save a life even at the last possible moment! Learn more about sidewalk counseling with us at plam.org/sidewalk-counseling!