by Michele Herzog, Central Florida Branch Manager
(September 2014) I had the wonderful opportunity yesterday to attend a baby shower for a young girl whom we met at the EPOC abortion facility here in Central Florida. No, she had not come to this center for an abortion; she, along with her mother, happened to be driving down the street one day back in the spring and noticed a group of us out during one of our “Jesus Loves the Little Children” Days.
When they approached, we thought maybe they could be coming for an abortion, but it turned out they wanted to thank us for being there! The mom shared how years ago when they had lived in that neighborhood, they would drive by and see people standing out in front of this abortion mill with signs, including pictures of the babies who had died from abortion. She told us that they affected her children to the point of tears at times.
Fast forward to the present as she then shared with us that her 15-year-old daughter came home one day and announced the news that she was pregnant. Of course the mother was shocked, but being pro-life, she unwaveringly stated that she would stand with and help her through this time. Others, though, were encouraging and pressuring the girl to have an abortion, to the point that she even made an appointment!
But, as the days went on, this young lady was haunted by the pictures on the signs she had seen on a continual basis when she was younger. She kept thinking about them and finally realized that she could not do that to her baby! The pictures on those signs of the innocent little ones who had died the painful and brutal death of abortion saved this baby’s life!
They joined us another time at one of our “Jesus Loves the Little Children” Days and then yesterday was the baby shower and what a glorious celebration of life it was with this young lady surrounded by family and her “Life” friends as her mother calls us!
I want to thank those who stood unashamedly in front of the EPOC abortion facility many years ago holding signs showing the ugly truth of what abortion really is—the destruction of those innocent little victims. Yes, these pictures aren’t pretty, but they are the truth, and the truth is what sets us free!
There is a lot of controversy, even in the pro-life community, on the use of these pictures, but for me, throughout the years, I have seen so many babies saved and alive today because of these pictures. Let us never, ever, be afraid of sharing the truth!