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Letter from a young mother .
SPECIAL POSTING by Mr. John Miskell on September 18, 2000 Every week a small band of pro-lifers gather on the sidewalk in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion mill in Reading, PA. They pray and offer sidewalk counseling to the young women who are carrying their children to certain death. Several of these witnesses are members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church which is located only one block from this abortion mill. Recently the pastor, Monsignor Felix Losito, received the following letter;
To my brothers and sisters at Holy Rosary: I want to first express how I strongly agree with and support the members of your church who take time out of their busy lives to protest these ungodly acts of abortion that are happening in Reading.
I myself almost fell into their (the clinic at Planned Parenthood's) trap. I became pregnant with; we'll call him Baby C, when I was 19. I was single, scared and didn't know what to do. I already had a 4-month-old son and could barely make ends meet. I wanted to consider adoption. I couldn't afford a real doctor, so I went to Planned Parenthood for a pregnancy test and exam.
They confirmed my pregnancy and said I was about 7 weeks pregnant. They also then did an ultrasound. They told me the ultrasound revealed that the fetus was only 4 weeks in gestation and that I had an unhealthy pregnancy. They also stated that to carry my pregnancy to term would endanger my own life. They then proceeded to schedule me for an abortion the next week, which I never asked for!
I didn't believe them, because just one year before I had a healthy pregnancy which ended in the birth of a very healthy 9 lbs. 9 oz. boy. So I went to Reading's Women Clinic to get another opinion. I'm so glad I did! They confirmed that I was 7-8 weeks pregnant with a healthy fetus and I could carry a healthy pregnancy all through the 9 months, of course with only the minor ailments of pregnancy that affect almost every woman.
That's what I did, and 9 months later I gave birth to a very healthy 8 lbs. 7 oz. boy. With the love and support of my parents, I decided to keep him and raise him alone.
It is not always easy, but these two wonderful sons I have were gifts from God. Gifts no one should be able to destroy. I would never do anything different!
The lies told at Planned Parenthood were voices of the devil and I'm sure many young, scared girls like me believe them and don't go for a second opinion like I did. This is still going on. It must be stopped.
Yours in God --- Julie
This letter shows the importance of being there on the street witnessing to life. No one can claim that it doesn't matter whether they pray in front of the abortion mill, in church or in their own home, while the babies are being slaughtered. The babies need us to be there for them!
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