Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
April 13, 2009
40 Days for Life bursts the Abortion bubble
“We aren’t supposed to talk to the women who are going in there at all. They have a bubble zone. We are not allowed on the other side of the street,” said MacLellan, praying outside of the Back Porch, directly across the street.
That clinic staff are worried about the pro-life vigil in itself shows that the event had an impact, she said. ”When they go in there, they always turn and look at us. The staff always checks to see how many people are here.”
Janet Linge said between 10 to 15 people came out to pray every Sunday during the Lenten campaign.
Two women, at least one of whom was there to get an abortion, were given informative pro-life pamphlets, she said.
“They went back inside their car. They stayed in their car and read the pamphlets, and 10 minutes later they drove away. So one baby was saved.”
Given the number of women entering the clinic, Linge estimated that the clinic aborts about 25 to 30 babies per day, Monday to Friday.
“The last time I was here, we saved a whole day’s babies. A small voice in my head, in my heart, told me that we had saved a whole day’s babies,” said Linge.
For many of those individuals who took part in the campaign, an evening wrap-up celebration was held April 5 at the site. Women from Edmonton, Stony Plain and Beaumont prayed, and then walked over to St. Andrew’s for a brief praise and worship service.
Maria Chrunik said that the reality of abortion became real when she saw the place where unborn babies were being aborted.
“When it’s physically in front of you, it really stirs inside of my heart that there’s a real need to pray for these unborn children. This is my first time here, and I’ll probably just keep coming on my own if this (pro-life campaign) doesn’t continue,” said Chrunik.
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