Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What makes this city unique?

What is it about New York that brings 50 Million visitors a year. 50 Million people from all over the world, there must be something very attractive about this place. And surely there is, with so many points of interest, touristic spots like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Broadway.. the list goes on and on. It is with no doubt, one of the most magnificent cities in the world. People come for the first time and discover what makes it so unique. My first time in New York was a life time experience, I quickly became aware of the charm found in this city. But I also noticed another thing, something that most of the 50 million visitors a year do not come to realize about this amazing place; the large quantity of abortions being done every single day.

New York is not only one of the most visited states in the United States, but it is also one of the states with the highest rate of abortions. This fact became very clear to me as soon as I walked into one of the EMC centers in the Bronx and visited the biggest abortion facility in the area. The EMC staff and interns work intensely to bring light into the lives of so many people walking in desperation and turning to abortion as their only choice. I saw how an entire neighborhood was transformed into a pro-life community by the constant work, prayers and loving witness shown by sidewalk counselors. From all of the breathtaking and inspiring moments I found in New York City, the passionate and faithful work being done by the EMC community was the most inspiring. Thank you and God bless.

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