It's important to be aware of these offenses against life. You can't fight an enemy if you don't know where the battleground is.
But it's also important to know when life wins, when it triumphs over death. I'm starting a weekly round-up of links to these wins for two purposes. First, good news (and morale boosters) should spread just like bad news. And second, many of these wins are pro-life apostolates that could greatly benefit from 10 bucks being thrown their way. Not everyone can start a pregnancy crisis center... but almost everyone can support one.
So without further ado! Three life wins for this week:
"Kim had taken mifepristone, also known as the abortion pill. [She] was about nine weeks along when she took it ... it induces abortion by counteracting the hormone progesterone needed to maintain a pregnancy.
[She] searched the Internet for “abortion reversal” on her smartphone. That search landed her at www.abortionpillreversal.com and their 24-7 hotline. Her call ultimately connected her with Dr. Edwin Anselmi, a physician with Our Lady of Hope Medical Clinic in Centennial.
To block the effects of mifepristone, Anselmi launched a protocol developed by Doctors George Delgado and Mary Davenport described in their case study “Progesterone Use to Reverse the Effects of Mifepristone” published in “The Annals of Pharmacotherapy” December 2012. It involves progesterone injections for three consecutive days, followed by an injection every other day for two weeks, then continued progesterone twice a week until the end of the first trimester.
“He was amazing,” Kim said of Anselmi. “He was so kind and loving and gentle. He’s really an exceptional person.”
God love these pro-life physicians. God love, bless and protect them and this amazing work.
"The scar of that abortion is still very real. I think of the frightened, self-centered nineteen year old girl that I was and I am sad. I’m sad that she ran to a clinic for answers to a very personal situation that she viewed only as a problem. I’m sad that she was offered no counseling. I’m sad that she let fear overtake her. I’m sad that she chose to hide her situation from the baby’s father and from her family. It is sad she felt like those were her only options.
Thanks to the Sisters for Life healing retreats, I have found peace. I have learned to forgive myself and to trust in God’s mercy."
Abortion, drugs, a tubal ligation... and in the end, two miracle babies, and healing. Praise God. No one speaks for all women on these issues. Women Speak For Themselves. Love this group.
Ever wish there was some sort of modern-looking website that could synthesize the resources of Heartbeat International, CareNet and BirthRight International for young girls in crisis pregnancies, but be easy to navigate and user-friendly?
Enter the genius of StandUpGirl.com. Not only is it easy to find the nearest pregnancy resource center, but users can post questions in moderated chat rooms and forums, email with volunteers, and even text PREGNANT to 313131 and receive 24-hour support. StandUpGirl has over 400,000 visitors per month and reaches 400 a month women through that text number alone. Bravo, girls.