Beautiful success story: 4 babies saved in 1 week at crisis pregnancy center

“I couldn’t do it,” one woman who found out she was pregnant with
twins told the volunteers with Aid to Women.

BY Rebecca Millette

TORONTO, Ontario, February 24, 2011 ( – The dedicated
staff at the Toronto-based crisis pregnancy center, Aid to Women,
experienced a successful week this week after three women going to the
nearby abortion facility (one who was pregnant with twins) experienced a
change of heart after conversing with Aid to Women staff.

One woman, after discovering from the abortionist that she was pregnant with
twins, left the abortion facility crying, telling Aid to Women workers, “I
couldn’t do it.”

Aid to Women is a Christian, volunteer-based charity, located in the
immediate vicinity of Cabbagetown Women’s abortion facility in Toronto.
Since 1984, they have reached out with love and compassion, encouraging and
supporting pregnant mothers in all their needs.

Aid to Women counselors told (LSN) that during the past
month there was no significant “turn-around” – until Tuesday.  Twelve
to thirteen women went into the abortion facility throughout the morning;
Aid to Women staff stood by, as they do each morning, handing out pamphlets
where they could and offering help.

The woman who was pregnant with twins came to the abortion facility with a
friend and her two young children.  Counselors tried to approach her, but
were ignored and brushed aside.  Soon after the woman’s friend left the
building with the young children and was approached by Aid to Women
counselor, Maria Nolan.  “You want to give her a second chance,” Nolan
told the friend, who finally agreed to speak with the pregnant mother.

Later, the woman herself, looking very shaken up, came to speak with
Nolan.  “The other two [children] I took really good care of,” she
said, “I’m going to have twins and I didn’t want them to be messed
up.”  The woman had been smoking and drinking.

The woman recounted many signs that she said seemed to indicate she should
not have an abortion.  While leaving the subway going to the abortion mill,
she took a wrong turn and experienced abnormal, extremely intense abdominal
pain.  “It’s a sign,” said the woman.

She also related how, a week prior to finding out she was pregnant, her
four-year-old daughter told her, “Mommy, are you having a baby? Mommy, I
want a baby. I want two babies.”  When she discovered yesterday from the
abortionist that she was carrying twins, she remembered her daughter’s

“The beautiful thing,” Julie Abernethy, counselor and fundraising
co-ordinator at Aid to Women told LSN, “is that she has faith in God, but
more so that she recognized all the signs as she was going along.”

The woman’s friend, said Nolan, had told her what the pro-life counselors
had said and suggested she really should think about it.  “Because of
that she came out to talk.”  Later, said Nolan, “She was joyous…100%
going to have her babies.”

Abernethy recounted another story from this week. “One of the girls I
spoke with said she forgot her health card and on her way back home to get
it, I was able to talk to her,” said Abernethy. “She herself recognized
that there was a reason she forgot her card, a reason that I was there, and
a reason she was listening.  She left and did not come back for the

“We are really just instruments in the hands of God, and the most
important thing we can do is to allow Him to work through us. So many times
the women will tell us that it’s a sign that we are there,” concluded

“I am overjoyed at these amazing success stories!” Alissa Golob, youth
co-ordinator at Campaign Life Coalition told LSN. “It is so inspiring to
see such dedicated young people who have committed their lives to helping
women and saving children!”

The young women who work and volunteer at Aid to Women are in their
mid-to-late 20s, near the age of most of the women they counsel.  General
manager Frances Keet was unavailable for comment yesterday as she was taking
time off due to the fact that she is pregnant.

The third woman whose heart was changed Tuesday had approached the abortion
facility and walked right past Aid to Woman’s Frances Keet.  “I don’t
want to hear about it,” she told Keet.

However, the woman, in her teens, proceeded right into the Aid to Women
office by mistake, encountering Nolan.  After learning they did not do
abortions, the woman, 19 weeks gestation, turned to leave.  “We can help
you and your baby,” Nolan told her.

“I was feeling really discouraged that morning,” Nolan told LSN. She
assumed that she had failed in her efforts after the woman immediately

“The end of the morning came,” Nolan recounted, “and she came back up
the stairs, looking shaken up.” “I couldn’t do it,” she said.

“She became so happy,” Nolan said.  “She has another daughter and a
supportive boyfriend.  She is going to keep in contact and let us know the
sex of the baby after her ultra-sound.”

“It is so encouraging to hear such inspiring stories of women who choose
life, especially for us here at Campaign Life Coalition,” said Golob, who
has worked closely with Aid to Women.  “This story proves that times are
changing and the pro-life movement is coming out on top. Women don’t want
abortion. They don’t want to choose abortion. They just want help and
someone to reach out to them. What these counsellors do on a daily basis is
truly heroic.”

“It’s an honour to be working in the pro-life movement here,” Nolan
said. “To be on the front lines and make a difference. It’s a huge

“I can’t tell you how important it is to have a loving presence outside
these clinics – to let God be present to these women through us,” said
Abernethy. “I encourage everyone to come out at least once to stand in
silent prayer for these mothers and fathers, when they truly need it.”

Do you know of any success stories where babies were saved from abortion? If
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