Photo: Protesting Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Vote on Infanticide — Evie Schwartzbauer, Program Coordinator for Human Life Alliance, speaks at a March 5 protest co-sponsored by Students for Life of America and Pro-Life Action Ministries outside the Minneapolis office of Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Klobuchar, a Democratic presidential candidate, voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act on February 25. This bill would extend federal legal protection to the hundreds of babies who are born alive during an abortion each year in the U.S., banning the willful withholding of life-saving care from these children and preventing them from being abandoned to die of neglect.
By Brian Gibson, Executive Director
The New York law with a “celebration” of abortion, followed by several states seeking to enshrine Roe v. Wade into their respective state laws, the first ever State of the Union speech underscoring this evil with a call for an end to late- term abortion, the U.S. Senate failing to end infanticide, and the House leadership blocking a vote on similar infanticide legislation have people outraged over the killing of our defenseless brothers and sisters, at least in the late term of pregnancy. The reality of what abortion has always been is starting to come to light. And it is making more people outraged and angry than when the sale of the re-mains of aborted babies hit the news a few years ago. And so many, with this anger, are wondering what can be done. What can I do? What can you do?
I have an answer. Get out in front of an abortion facility and pray. Let that anger be a righteous anger, one that elicits a physical and spiritual response. One that is under the control of God and allows for something constructive to take place.
How is being in front of an abortion facility a constructive response? Quite simply, your presence, my presence, in front of these places where the killing takes place can, and often does, save lives. While never even speaking a single word to a woman going in for a scheduled abortion appointment, your presence can have such an impact that a woman will decide at this very last moment to keep her child and save his or her life.
A prime example—in September 2018, several young men from the college seminary at the University of St. Thomas stood praying outside the mega-Planned Parenthood in St. Paul. They were not engaging those going into the abortion facility. They were not carrying signs. They were simply praying. A couple came driving out of Planned Parenthood and called out for the men to come over to the car. The driver explained that the young mom and he decided against having an abortion that day because they saw those men standing there in prayer.
Another example comes in the form of a memo sent out to all the Planned Parenthood Federation of America affiliates by its past CEO, Cecile Richards, some years ago. In the memo, Richards presented a problem for the affiliates: when people are present, praying outside their facilities as women are coming for abortions, there is a significant percentage of “no-shows” for those abortion appointments. She didn’t use the term praying and had a derisive label for those of us who are in front of her abortion facilities, but it came down to this: when we are present, babies’ lives are spared.
We also know that coordinated prayer campaigns (like 40 Days for Life) directed at abortion facilities have helped close many abortion facilities, including the one inside Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
Pro-Life Action Ministries offers ample opportunities for Christians of all denominations to get out in a prayerful presence outside abortion facilities. So to put this succinctly: get out in front of an abortion facility and pray!
(Editor’s note — View our shocking “Break the Baby’s Neck” video (shown above) exposing late-term abortions and infanticide at the Planned Parenthood abortion mill in St. Paul.)