The following story was shared with us through Sidewalk Advocates for Life-Port Charlotte, FL.
It was 9:52 a.m when a girl in her mid-20s arrived at the abortion clinic. I wasn’t sure what she was there for initially, because she came alone. She exited the office at 11:05 a.m. and walked straight over to us. She said, “I wanted to let you know that I decided not to go through with it.” She said to Matt, “It was because of the sign you are holding that I changed my mind. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and had to get out of there.”
The sign Matt was holding said, “Men Regret Lost Fatherhood.” We will call her ‘Mary’ as she said “Yes” to life. As we offered her information about the pregnancy care centers in her area, and encouraged her, she began to break down into tears. We exchanged contact info and the three of us prayed together and celebrated the courageous and life-changing decision she had just made. It was truly a powerful moment.
Mary was broken, but she said that a huge weight had just been lifted off of her shoulders. For me, this is a day I will never forget.