The girl is only sixteen. When she found out she was pregnant, she went to the South Dallas Planned Parenthood to abort her baby. Although Planned Parenthood is not known for adhering to rules, this time they told the girl that she couldn’t have the abortion unless a parent (in this case, her father) gave his permission in writing. She would have to tell him she was pregnant.
After what must have been a painful and emotional revelation, the father refused to help his daughter abort her baby. Desperate, she told him that if he didn’t cooperate, she would commit suicide.
The director of the Project Gabriel Ministry was brought into the situation, counseling and offering prayers and help. Fearing for his daughter’s life, the father told the director to leave him alone. He felt he had to agree to the abortion, even though he didn’t want to.
All this time, prayers from 40 Days for Life volunteers were covering the Planned Parenthood.
Unexpectedly, the Project Gabriel Ministry Director heard back from the Dad. He had talked more with his daughter, who finally revealed that she had been raped. Raped by a family member. After many tears and praying together, the daughter decided to keep the baby. Together, they were choosing life!
This baby is the seventh save from this year’s prayer vigil, and these are just the ones we know about. Praise God! Prayer works!