Rockford Illinois – ProLifeCorner – 4 20 2011 –The city of Rockford has granted a one day permit for the mobile ultrasound to offer life saving help to mothers at Rockford’s abortion mill this Good Friday.
Thanks to the concern for mothers and children in need we believe Mayor Morrissey and city attorney Patrick Hayes have granted this one time permit as an act of charity and good faith.
The full city council will take up the issue again on Monday April 25, of granting a six month permit for the mobile ultrasound in Rockford.
Please join us in prayer at Rockford’s abortion mill at 8:00am this Friday to mourn the loss of children by abortion, to honor our Savior Jesus Christ on this Good Friday, and as a prayer of thanksgiving for the return of this essential life saving help for the people of Rockford.
On Good Friday Christians will gather at the foot of the Cross in Rockford for prayers of love for Christ and repentance for the sin of abortion.
Rockford, Il – ProLifeCorner – 2-17-2011 – by Jodi Bartlett Kasprak My name is Jodi Kasprak. I am here today to tell you that I not only once, but twice chose abortion and I have never stopped regretting those decisions. I was 14 the first time I got pregnant. I was scared, and I remember feeling all alone….
I have to admit, immediately following the abortion, I did feel a sense of relief. However, this “relief” quickly turned into a dark emptiness that would not go away for many years. The sadness and grief accompanied me daily. I tried to fill this void in my soul by becoming increasingly promiscuous. Jodi is on the right.
At 16, I was dating the man who has now been my husband for 15 years, and I became pregnant again. At first, I was very excited. I think deep down I thought having this baby would fill the emptiness I felt over my first abortion. But my excitement soon turned to confusion. My boyfriend was afraid, and scared of the consequences he would face with his parents. I too, had a family member pressuring me to abort. Accompanied by my boyfriend and my mom, I soon found myself, again, seated at the abortion clinic.
The memories of this event are so vivid, it still feels like it was only yesterday. I remember the smell and the people crying in the waiting room; I was one of them. I remember my boyfriend looking at me and asking “are you sure you want to do this?” I said “what are we going to do?” I cried as they called my name and I followed the nurse back to the counselor.
I felt totally uninformed about what I was about to do. I was not told the risks involved with this decision, nor was I told about the pain and regret I would feel for years to come. The counselor only asked me two questions about this life changing decision before the nurse showed me into a room where I was supposed to change. But I couldn’t change, I just sat there and cried. The nurse returned and quickly became angry as she saw me sitting there still in my clothes. She told me to change and said “Do it NOW!” She left me there again to change. This time I did, and I cried the whole time. So much was running through my mind and I wanted to leave so bad. But I didn’t.
As I was lying on the table, I felt humiliated. The doctor looked at me and said to the nurse “ Oh, we’ll see this one here again.” I looked at him and said “you will never see me again.” He laughed as he replied “yeah, right, that’s what they all say.” I felt so alone and afraid.
After the abortion, I was overcome with grief. I remember that night I cried hysterically, curled up in a ball, alone in my room. A part of me died that day. I felt alone, sad and disconnected.
I again tried to fill the void, tried to cover the pain. I became heavily involved with drugs and alcohol. Through the years since my abortions I have suffered from depression, anxiety, nightmares, and relationship problems.
I wish someone would have told me how much I would regret my abortions. I wish someone would have told me the risks and the pain I would feel for years to come. But no one did.
At the age of 19, I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
About a year after receiving Jesus, I attended a women’s retreat where I prayed about my abortions for the very first time and I asked for forgiveness. I wish I could tell you that healing and relief came quickly after this prayer, but they did not. I would think of my abortions and cry almost daily for the next 18 years.
For years I was not able to forgive myself, or accept the Lords forgiveness. I felt like I had to repeatedly ask God’s forgiveness for what I had done.
But God had not given up on me. In His wonderful plan of redemption, he lead me to an abortion recovery Bible Study. As I went through the study I began to see and believe the Lord had forgiven me and loved me. I also went through a grieving and healing process and I learned to forgive myself.
I named my babies Jeremiah Andrew and Jessica Ann. We had a memorial service and I knew that I would hold them someday. As I received and experienced true forgiveness the overwhelming guilt and sadness I carried for so long were replaced with peace and Joy.
There really is hope, healing and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
I want everyone to understand how deeply abortion affects your life. You can never go back. I hope and pray that my story will help someone to be spared from the scars and devastation caused by abortion, and that is why I am silent NO MORE.
CLINIC: It’s really entirely up to you. I don’t know. We do have to know some information.
CALLER: Well, do you have to know about my boyfriend?
CLINIC: Nothing. About you. Do your parents even know at all?
CLINIC: Do your parents know at all?
CALLER: Well, they know we’re going out. He works with my dad. But they don’t know we’re having sex. If they found out about that, they’d be furious. They can’t find out at all. I mean, I don’t know — they just can’t find out.
CLINIC:I mean, he has nothing to do with this. But you have to (?) yourself. It has everything to do with you. We don’t require any information about him at all. I mean, we do ask who you came with, but all you have to say is my boyfriend.
Abortion clinics around the country have been consistently caught covering up for pedophiles and child sex offenders.
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