Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sometimes a "d" and a "p" make a difference


I was talking with this girl at the Brooklyn office, she already told me that even if she wasn't sure about parenting the baby, abortion was no longer an option. So despite of the fact that I was afraid of bringing up the issue, I told her if she has considered adoption. She said "abortion? I just told you not" and I said "no, no: adoption, with a d and a p". She was quiet for a minute and then she said "you know what? I was thinking that maybe my exboyfriend's family would consider the option of taking care of him".

And so know here she is, discussing such an importan issue with the family of  his exboyfriend, even if she doesn't get along with him anymore, she is strong enough to realize that his family could take good care of this baby and she would not have to go through the tragedy of the abortion procedure.

One day I will tell you the story of one of my best friends, she is adopted and she is the best thing I ever had. So see you soon!

Planned Parenthood

Standing out there in the cold for a whole week. A guy with a pink dungaree of Planned Parenthood . Woman passed by. It seems like if we are not touching their heart. But we do. We always do. We are not only just standing outside. We are the last chance. Their last hope. We pray for them. We wait for them.


A NEW ADVENTURE

On Wednesday Miss L came into Queens’s office. She is a 16 year old girl whose face and appearance looked like she’s been through a lot of difficult things in her live, nevertheless, she was an easy smile girl and this made me feel a lot more comfortable.
As usual, our talk started with the form. While we were completing it, I tried to take the best out of each question, we talked about her family; how her mother had raised her as a single mom; her friends, her school, what she wanted to study in college, her boyfriend, etc. and then it came the most difficult question to do: “what do you plan to do with your pregnancy?” – “I don´t know” (that’).

– “Why? Why would you abort?” – “I am 16, I am very young, I’m still in High School, I don’t have a job” – “Ok, and why would you keep the baby?” – “My boyfriend wants to keep it, and so does his family” “That’s great, having support is very important, does your mother know you are pregnant?” – “No, but she is finding out today, my boyfriend is telling her” – “What do you think she is going to say?” – “She’ll kill me” – “At first she might, but after that?” – “She will support and help me” – “I’m glad to hear that. What are your personal thoughts about having an abortion?” – “Well, I had one when I was 12 and a second one when I was 13, so I am familiar with the feeling. This year it would have been the first year of nursery school for my older baby” – “Would you be able to go through that feeling all over again?” – “No, I know I didn’t do the correct thing, not for me not for my babies… I don’t know. You are making me think! PERHAPS I’M READY FOR A NEW ADVENTURE” – “You are! and in EMC we can help you!”

No healthy? Kill them

          Have you noticed that there are not a lot of child's with Dawn's Syndrome? I am going to tell you the truth. Nowadays we have the best technology for knowing all about a pregnancy, sonograms are one of the best things of these, we can know the size of the babies, hearing their hearts and knowing if they are sick. Now a lot of pregnant women have an abortion because they don't want a sick baby.                                                                                                                                                   It is ironic that when somebody finds a cat with a broken leg he feels sad, sometimes he helps to that cat. That is the truth in this world, a hurt cat is more important than a human baby. Greenpeace says the we are monsters because we allow that thousands of threes are cut every year, but they don't say anything when in the United States are killed three thousand of babies every day. Abortion doctors say that if you baby is not healthy kill him, your next baby could be healthy. You are not healthy doctor, you are crazy and you should go to a madhouse, because nazis killed babies too because they said that their race were not the best.

Brothers in arms!

    Yesterday at Planned Parenthood I was able to speak briefly with 5 women...They all still went in and it as quite discouraging. These men here showed up and we began speaking about God and abortion. We exchanged numbers and said they would like  to help. The one man. The bigger fellow was very outspoken. He actually began to call the abortionists babykillers and such. I told him even if it is true we must be very careful how we speak. These girls who are pregnant are already scared enough they want to feel like your on their side. Not Just there because you hate the clinic you must genuinely care about them. This is the only way they will listen to you. Not with shaming them or calling them names.
          He told me of how he had a daughter and he cannot imagine such an atrocity happening to her. The other man spoke of how he would make sure the place was destroyed if he had the money. I told him it wouldn't be that easy. Especially with the history behind the business. So I also shared with them the truths behind Margaret Sanger. How she spoke at KKK rallies and hated blacks and hispanics. They were not surprised in fact they had more stories of their own about rascism to share with me. In any case. I pray that they would join us. Please continue to pray for us and them and against Planned Parenthood and the devil's schemes.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Why EMC?

         When I was in Spain I thought that I was a good person. I went to Mass every Sunday, I helped doing house work and I studied, but I felt that I lived in a place where everything was too easy. I talked with my mother and she told me that if I was not happy with my shelf I should go out of Spain and do something that could help people. My sister had been in New York two years ago and she told me that helping women who want to have an abortion was the greatest thing that she had done in her life.

         I came to New York a month ago. Now I can say that I agree with my sister. Sometimes I feel frustrated because of my horrible English, and think that I could do more. Even with this problem, a few clients have changed their decision after talking with them. That makes me feel better than a general who has won a battle. It feels wonderful when I work for this great family called EMC.   

GOOD AND BAD NEWS

Ok guys, I know I should tell you about my experience here, but this week something happened related to what brought me here and I feel that I should share it.
I went to the same Catholic School for fifteen years, the group of friends I have now was formed within the last two months of our senior year. My friends are one of the most important things in my life, we are thirteen girls who love and help each other, all of us are very good friends. One of these lovely girls is Patricia.
On the first year of college Patricia told us that she was pregnant, her boyfriend was (sorry for saying this) an idiot. When she told me about it I felt… I don’t know, I think it was mostly pity for her; she was nineteen and dropped her studies in order to start to work and be able to raise her child. On November, 3, Gary was born. Then, she told us that her relationship with her boyfriend was over. Nevertheless, six months later she called me and told me that she was pregnant again. I told her that everything was fine, that I was always going to be there for her, but when I hung the phone I cried, I couldn’t believe it! On January, 6, Elisabeth was born.
These babies have been a huge part of my life since they were born, I have changed diapers, played, fetch them from nursery school, gone to the park, bathed them, etc. I love them so much!
This Monday Patricia called me and broke the news that she is expecting her third baby, the father is a different one, her two children are excited and painting things to welcome him.

Can you imagine how I felt? She is a waitress in a restaurant, she is 23, has no studies apart of high school, she earns very little and doesn´t receive any help. But even with all this, THANK YOU GOD, BECAUSE SHE NEVER THOUGHT OF ABORTION! My friend Patricia is a brave woman who has given up her dreams for her children’s shake.



Who says boyfriends weren't supportive?

                                                  


So today I had a wonderful day, a beautiful 18 year old girl came, she wasn't sure wether she was going to parent or not so while she was in the bathroom taking the pregnancy test I started talking to her boyfriend. They have been together for just two months but I asked him if he loves her and he said: "yes, I have been after her for a long time and now I am not going to screw it up by having her abort our baby, we are going to be parents!".

So when she came with the positive test in the hand I asked both of them to watched the video of the abortion procedure and the risks and consequences that it entails and I must say that while we were talking was the boyfriend the one that said the majority of things that helped her changed her mind.

I was surprised because I wasn't expecting such a good reaction so I told them "you are being very brave and you are making the best decision". They left the office very proud of themselves and saying "we know". So I expect them to come back in about three weeks for a sonogram. I'll keep you posted! 

Prayer are being answered!!!!

     Yesterday as a man was pulling up to Planned Parenthood his car hit a metal rod on the curb. This punctured his tire and caused it to go flat. So he went to the volunteer who stands outside of the abortion mill and opens the door. He asked him "do you know where a hardware store is?" The volunteer simply replied no. I quickly pulled out my phone and told him there is one right down the street. I started to realize he intended to park there. The man comes back saying "do you know how hard it is to be black in this neighborhood?" he told me that they would not let him returnt he tool he just bought and it was the wrong size. He went in Planned Parenthood. Then back to the store. So when he got back from the store I asked him, "Are you here for Planned Parenthood?" To which he replied "yeah, I'm here with my girl. she's young and I already have two kids, she's setting up an appointment for tomorrow." I said to him "You know, I was just thinking that you said it's hard to be black and I'm sure in some places it is. I said "Do you know who Margaret Sanger is?" (As the whole block area is named Margaret Sanger Square). He had no idea. After we finished talking. He went inside, then came back outside they sat in the car for almost an hour and a half talking.
     He came back out of my car and started saying "I am so sorry man. I had no idea I am so thankful for you being here. Me and my girl were just talking for a while and we decided were keeping our child.Can me and you please stay in touch and be friends?" I said absolutely. We exchanged numbers. His name is Rah. Keep him and his girlfriend in your prayers. There was also a couple other women i was able to speak with. One was standing outside crying with her boyfriend. I told her God loves you and counseling is available if you just had an abortion. Her boyfriend asked what I said. I told him. He said "no we haven't done it yet. We also don't really want too. I told him about EMC Free Abortion Alternatives and how we offer all kinds of help. They got on the train and went straight there!!! They alo have exchanged contact information with me. They were in a bit of a hurry to leave though as it was very cold.
      So yet another girl was standing outside older. I asked her also if she was there with someone. She told me of how her daughter was coming but she was an hour late. She also told me of how she didn't want her daughter to abort.Yet her daughter wanted to abort and nothing she said changed her mind. Her daughter is 13. The mom took her daughter in when she showed up. She agreed to come out and talk to me some more.
So her daughter did end up having the abortion sadly she began telling me of two neices she has who are also pregnant and planning on aborting I told her where we are what we do. I gave her my number as well. She said she hopes and prays her neices will be willing to go!! I hope these two babies can also be saved keep them in you'r prayers! Perhaps the man who's tire was flattened was answer to prayer. I even told him it could be a sign from God you need to keep this child. He told me of how hard it was to get there to Planned Parenthood. Again please please pray!!!!!




Flat tire


This week our work was to try to get as many women from Planned Parenthood to our offices. Josh and me stand in front of the clinic and where handing out our papers and talking them the services we offer in Brooklyn, Queens and in the Bronx. Yesterday we had a great time.


A car arrives at Planned Parenthood. A guy and a woman walk into the clinic. When the guy wants to move the car hit to curve. Flat tire. He was the whole morning upset, moving from one place to another. He had nothing to change the wheel with. He moved from one Hardware shop to another, had no enough money in his pockets. We tried to help him, and he asked Josh what we where doing in  front of the clinic. He was like "you know, I think God doesn´t want me to be here. That's why all this happened to me."



When his girlfriend came out, they where talking into the car for about an hour. When she gets out, our friend came to us and said, "You know guys, we´re going to keep it!" This was the biggest gift we can have. The whole time standing out there in the cold weather was worth it.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

God is stronger


Another baby saved!!! She said that originally she was not sure she wanted to keep the baby of a boy she didnt know she would be compatible with or not. However she says she really wants to marry him. I encouraged her to bring the boy with her and come back
.            After showing her the video we often show and then telling her the risks she said "okay there is no way I can do that. So where can I go for prenatal care?" I'm hoping to see her again with the boyfriend because according to her. He thinks it's only a piece of paper. So I would like to speak with him about this. Also we took a huge hit with the supreme court. More laws trying to protect the murdering of innocent children.. So please pray against these spiritual battles.
             As we wrestle not merely with flesh and blood but against the evil ruler and his minions. Pray against his plots. Lord guide the words that come out of our mouths. Guide the footsteps of these girls to you and to our doors so we can help them. Melt their hearts of stone.

A brave woman

        This week I was alone in Queens. I felt nervous because I had never been alone in the office from EMC. This week I was talking with few girls, but thanks to the last of them, who came to the office the last Tuesday this week has been one of the bests. She was from Long Island and she was eighteen years old. She didn’t know if she was pregnant, so she came for doing a pregnancy test. When she did the test and she could see that she was pregnant she couldn’t believe it. We were talking about this great news, she knew that her life would change with a baby but it didn’t mind her, she was so happy that she called to all of her friends and her family to tell it them.


        She didn’t know that I was happier than her. It is very hard seeing every day a lot of women who think that abortion is so common like going to the hairdresser. So I sometimes need meeting one of these girls, they give me hope and I grew strong again. Do you know what is the greatest thing? Knowing that a baby will be born.  

LADY DI

This has been the best week since I’ve been here. On Monday I had a “turn around”, on Tuesday I had two “turn arounds”, but the girl who impressed me the most was the one on Wednesday.
She came in wanting an abortion, thinking that she was going to have it that same day. When I sat with her, I told her that we had to complete a form, do a pregnancy test and then a sonogram. She didn’t want a sonogram, didn’t want to see what was inside of her. I explained its importance and took advantage of that to talk about fetal development with her. She was amazed! We spoke about everything, her family, her situation, her fears, abortion, side effects, her daughter and her baby, the baby she wanted to kill. 
“You are not alone, you are a great mother. Be a greater one!” That was my sentence.
After an hour and a half of conversation, she went into the sonogram room. When she came out, a nurse told me that she was 11 weeks and 4 days, so I picked the choice book we have in the office, looked for the picture and information of an eleven weeks old fetus and showed it to her. Then, while she was holding and looking at a picture of her baby, I asked: “What do you want to do with your pregnancy?”-Silence-“Do you want an abortion?”-Silence-“Are you undecided?”-Silence-“Do you want to keep it?”-Silence-. She kept her head down looking to her baby in the picture, then looked at me and said “I think I’m going to keep it!”

This has been the week in which I’ve felt more comfortable. That has resulted in 4 babies saved!

Confidentiality and confidence

                            

Yesterday I was at the Brooklyn office and a 15 year old girl walked in. I sat with her in one of our rooms and start listening to her story.  What I like the most about this internship is the chance I get of speaking with a wide range of different people: teenagers, young adults, even women in their late forties (I once had a 50 year old one, but that's another story) and their boyfriends, parents or friends. 

But obviously, these stories have a condition: I can't just go and start telling everybody that Miss So and So is pregnant and looking for housing; so the first thing I told them is that what they are telling me is confidential and I would never share their personal information such as name address or phone with anybody. Sometimes they allow me to write down their initials for the posts in this blog, so that's what I'm doing now. 

This girls was S, and although her test was negative she was really thankful for all the information that I told her about the different procedures of abortion, depending on how far the woman is, we were also discussing the risks and consequences for quite a long time. Then she asked me a couple of questions about birth control and was really surprised when she found out that the pill has plenty of side effects and that condoms don't protect you from all the STD's. 

To sum up, what I love about this work that I'm doing here in New York is that I have the chance of reaching plenty of people and inform them of things that would help them to make an aware decision; and that they are calm and can speak up because they know that I would listen and understand. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Into the... Bronx!

I just passed my first week in the Bronx office. "Free Abortion Alternatives" and "Biomo Beauty Tattoo" is what women see when they pass in front our door. "Oh", they might think. "I get an abortion and a Tattoo for free?". We work hard to make them return back home with another question "They rescued my child's life for free?". Yes we do. Every day. Here, at the Bronx office.



Next week we are going to have a brand-new Sonogram and one of the nice nurses that are training this week in Brooklyn. So let's see!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TOO YOUNG, TOO OLD

This week I have already been a couple of days in Brooklyn, this is, because there are three nurses being trained, and there is an extra hand needed.
Yesterday I had a woman who was called Miss T, she is 41 years old, has three children and two grand children.  The only reason why she wants an abortion is because she feels that she is too old to be a mom at 41. I told her that she isn’t that old, that her boyfriend would help (he wants to keep it), that the baby is also his, that he has a say in this decision. Her baby will be able to play with his or her niece and nephew and they will take care of their baby aunt or uncle.
IF NOBODY IS TOO YOUNG OR TOO OLD TO HAVE AN ABORTION, WHY IS EVERYONE ALL THAT YOUNG OR OLD TO BE A PARENT??

Saved from an abortion!!!

 So two days ago a girl came in wanting an abortion. Of course this is not unusual where we work. However she had a baby that she originally planned on aborting. He is now two years old. I had the great pleasure of holding him. He just came up to me and reached his hands out to me. I held him and he fell asleep. However this new baby..please pray for her new baby. She plans on aborting this one. her last baby boy was actually born def. She is taking him to have implants put in his ears, a surgery so he can hear. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PRAY FOR HER AND THE NEW BABY I BEG YOU!!!  This little boy.. had grown on me so much while I held him. Also a new girl came in today. Another abortion bound mother. Her intention is still to kill. Her actual boyfriend is in jail and she admitted that the reason she has been sleeping around is because she wanted to fill the void in her heart that had been missing him. She already had a child behind his back and when he found out he was devastated. She said she could not do this to him again. She even after our conversation which lasted for about two hours still decided she wanted to abort i set her up for a sonogram appointment she is 14 weeks and I'm praying when she hears that heartbeat.. That she would decide to keep. Also pray for her the baby and even her boyfriend who is in jail.

Magic at the sonogram room

                                                

Yesterday I was at our office in Brooklyn when I asked this woman to come in. We started the conversation; usual way: she is pregnant, she already had two abortions and no kids of her own. She feels its not "the ideal moment" because she is currently working a lot and living with her grandfather, taking care of him and his needs.

I told her about the different resources that we offer here: the housing, the supplies, baby clothes or the prenatal care; but she didn't care. Her wasn't a financial problem so this resources didn't matter. 

I thought that I couldn't tell her anything to make her realize what abortion actually entails because she had two, but I started overgoing through the different risks that each new abortions means; how it increases in almost a 140% the possibility of developing breast cancer or the potential inability of having children in the future; now she is 26 and feels that is not the moment but, would "the moment" arrive at some point in the future? Maybe no or maybe yes but it would be too late and her uterus too damaged to conceive. 

She was still wanting the abortion so we entered in the sonogram room and there, something magical happens. When she saw her baby moving, when she heard his heart beating, when she could saw that what she has inside was a real baby, with baby shape, and that the baby was healthy she couldn't do anything but smile and said "that's my baby! look what I have created! He is moving!" so she asked Sandra to print a picture of the baby and she asked me when she can start prenatal with out doctor, isn't it amazing? 

Now take a lot at that sonogram, and then dare you to tell me that miracles don't exist. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Living a lie

             Today I have been with a girl in the office of Queens, she wanted to have an abortion. Like a lot of women she told me that she couldn't keep her baby because she was studing, she wasn't ready to be mother. I showed her the video about abortions methods, shuddently she told me "Please, stop it!", she felt sick and two nurses came to help her. That girl never have had an abortion before, and she didn't know anything about abortion.

              Not only women are beguiled about this but also abortion doctors are not interested in letting people know all risks that an abortions has. I can't allow that women make up their mind without having to understand the details of abortions. I'll be in front of abortion clinics, in the office or wherever I could help women, beacause they deserve to know the truth.


Hypocrisy

  I live in a World where killing millions of babies is legal, I live in a World where a dolphin is more important than a human baby. They always told me "they are not persons", how funny! That was said by Nazis when they killed jews. I am afraid because that is the problem, they can't understand that they are persons. Could you imagine what would happen if I did an abortion to a dolphin? I will go to the jail, but a doctor who does thousands of abortions is inocent.

           So there is only a way that the Law can't prohibit us, praying. Everybody who thinks that abortion is a murder should pray about this. We think that we are living in a free World, but liberty costs too much. In this World there are being killed millions of unburned people. Yes, we are not different to Nazis.    


In front of the clinic


This weekend we stood in front of an abortion clinic. We were handling out papers to woman who went out of the clinic. Why? Because if we gave it to them before entering, the security guard destroys our papers. There is also a line we are supposed to do not cross, so we patiently have to wait a few meters away of the door. The most terrifying thing of this clinic is that they attend little children to visit the doctor... In the same clinic!!! It is really incredible how people can have two faces.


There was also a nice group of nice people praying in front of the clinic.  They used to stay there one time a week. It gives us forces to continue our work!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Chicharito has a new fan!


Last day I had my first turn around! I feel very proud of it! A spanish speaking woman, A.R. borned in Mexico called to the brooklyn office. I caught her call and tell her to come to the office to have an appointment. She thought that she was like one and half week pregnant, but after the sonogram we saw she was FIVE WEEKS PREGNANT! After seeing the video about the abortion procedures and her son through the sonogram, she said she didn´t want to get her child murdered in such way. She simply had no idea what abortion was. Now she is happy about her decision, she had three other children and is married, and was going to tell their sons that they where having a new little bro/sis.


A.R. told me that her sons love soccer, and they where big fans of Chicharito, the mexican soccerplayer of Real Madrid. Next June, a new little Chicharito fan is going to be born!

My first week at EMC



A week has passed since I arrived for the first time in my life to New York City. Coming to New York is like déjà vu, you already know the places because of the movies. The city is incredible and the people over here are very awesome, but our aim here in the city was... to get bring more awesome people to life.

My name is Fernando Fanjul, I've been studying law for the last four years, and doing actually a course focused on Movies and Films. I'm an enthusiastic of movies and theatre and I love to act. What makes me really happy is to help other people. EMC offers me, not only helping other people, it helps to bring people to life. I'm going to stay in NY for three Months.

During my first week at EMC, Chris and Kathie helped me to do my job as good as possible. I've been in the Brooklyn office reading, watching videos related to abortion procedures, handing papers out in front of abortion clinics and assisting to my first appointments. The first time I did one on my one was last Tuesday, with the presence of Nicole the nurse, and after that, with Sarah.

My first impression is that the woman who came to EMC are begging for help, even if they don't know it. Abortion is the last way they would go throw, but they really don't know the alternatives. Therefore we are here, to help them and to explain that there are alternatives, real alternatives, free abortion alternatives.


Turning Point!

            Today at the abortion mill it was quite cold. Very few girls went in for the period of time in which I was there. Two in the back one in the front many pro lifers showed up today. At first it was only one. Her name was mary and she was praying very fervently I appreciate her prayers. It encouraged me. Today lifted my spirits back up!Many more showed up Standing very near the holocaust chamber entrance praying and fighting in the spirit in fact a girl had started walking up the block. Saw us and turned right back around and went back where she came from perhaps she chose life!! I pray She did. I hope so. I hope this place closes in the name of Jesus. Abortion will end or I will die fighting against it my entire life!! In fact seeing so many people praying infront of the doors today I started weeping.                                                                                   While i was in Queens when I first got here, I was looking through the spanish dictionary I found a word. A spanish word. It is Guerrero. This means warrior. I could never forget this word as I am in the frontline of a spiritual battle. A battle for the right to life!! While I was nowhere near this woman who chose to turn the other way. Pray she does not come back!! I believe it was the prayers that turned her away. Perhaps she is catholic and she completely changed her mind when she saw us! Please continue supporting us in the great endeavour of battling for life!!  Thank you Jesus

BREAKFAST WITH TIFFANY

Just to let you all know: MY FIRST WEEK IN THE NEW OFFICE IN QUEENS IS OVER!!! Sadly we haven’t had a lot of clients this week, but the ones we’ve had, have been great!!
Early on the week a girl called Tiffany came in. She is 19 and her boyfriend is 18. I asked the boyfriend to wait outside, where I have strategically settle some information down, while I talked to her. She told me that they both work, though they don’t earn too much. He is in High school, she would love to go to college. When I asked what were they planning to do with the baby, she told me without hesitating that they wanted to keep it! After talking I gave her a pregnancy test and then, while we waited, I started to speak to both of them. He had been reading one of our books in the waiting room and had been watching pictures about abortions and of babies that have been aborted, he was horrified, he was repeating over and over: “Babe, we are never going to that ok?? It’s HORRIBLE!!!”


When the pregnancy test came out and showed them that they actually ARE expecting a baby, they were so happy that felt like celebrating, so I accompany them outside, we bought a bun and a juice and have breakfast together.