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Defusing the F-Bomb and Other Verbal Weaponry

By Michele Hendrickson, SFLA Capitol Area Regional Coordinator It’s that moment in good drama where you think you’ve got the plot figured out, and then an unforeseen character is introduced to change the whole ending. Your reaction might be, “Well, I didn’t see that coming! Now what?” …


Abortion Clinic Security Guard Convicted of Battery in Assault on Pro-Life Woman

Abortion facility security guard was convicted of battery on a pro-life activist during a Municipal Court bench trial held on April 5, 2017, before Judge Bryce Abbott. Carl Swinney, who works at the South Wind Women’s Center abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas, had been arrested on June 28, 2016, for attacking Jennifer (Patterson) McCoy as she took photos on the public sidewalk.

An Afternoon in the Trenches

Michele and Amber, I appreciate being able to spend quality time with you on the trip to and from Sarasota, yesterday. You are both an inspiration! Amber, thank you for a delicious dinner! Your children are wonderful! I’m praying that Richard will open his heart to the Gospel so eloquently shared by your son! Hearing that was worth the whole experience!

As I stood at my post, I heard a few comments like,”God doesn’t judge.” as I held the sign saying, “God Hates the Shedding of Innocent Blood”. (Proverbs 6:16-19) Someone entering the Planned Parenthood fundraiser brashly judged my motives as I quietly sang Psalms and prayed. They commented, “You don’t know God.”

Even more ironic than that was a man who probably earns $237,900 a year (abortionist average annual salary) who claims that he is like the Good Samaritan because he doesn’t concern himself with happens to him when he “helps” women. (Wow, Willie Parker, way to suffer for Jesus!) His speech encouraged Planned Parenthood to make lemonade with lemons they are now suffering with. Yep! (Ironically, if Margaret Sanger were to meet him, she may wish he were dead based on evidence of her probable intent for creating Planned Parenthood.)

Concerns over Planned Parenthood funding voiced at fundraiser

Funding for Planned Parenthood was a hot-button topic at Thursday’s dinner and silent auction between both supporters and those in opposition to the organization.

I also met a man who was in the area for the reason we all wish we had been there based on his relaxed attire (the beach). He leaned over to comment, “By the way, I am an abortion survivor.” I assume that he meant that he had not survived a physical abortion, but like the women you minister to daily, his mom was planning to abort him and for some reason relented. I was too weak to catch up with him, unfortunately, but I wanted to share his brief testimony to encourage you.

planned parenthood fundraiser sarasota from Chris Hammett on Vimeo.

Sadly, as we were outnumbered by the line of Planned Parenthood escorts, I had to ask myself, “Where is the church?” Clearly, these are battle lines in the Spirit. Truly, we don’t battle against flesh and blood (Eph. 6:12). Still, it would be nice if the numbers were matched since one local church could easily match the numbers that were lined up if they had shown up. Like I explained to Amber, I engaged when I realized that when I was praising God while ignoring abortion, I was like the German churches who sang more loudly as the Nazi trains full of screaming Jews passed by. In the spirit, their hands were dripping with innocent blood. I was compelled into service and began blogging for life.

Anyway, I’m happy to have God judge my motives and intents since I stand in the salvation and grace of my Savior, Jesus Christ. However, He didn’t die in vain, and those who refuse to confess their sins and repent as I have (and still do) will be called into account at the Great White Throne (Rev. 20:11).

I knew that as I positioned the two signs, one an educational poster of fetal development and the other, a horrific image of an aborted baby with the words “Planned Parenthood=Abortion” that all passing by and standing smiling sporting pink and holding signs saying “I stand with Planned Parenthood” who viewed them, would have no excuse. I pray for their repentance before we find out, personally, whether God judges. Lives and souls are at stake. Thankfully, there is hope through Jesus Christ.

Perhaps, I’ll meet you as I continue to participate in 40 Days for Life, friends. Please know that I am praying for your protection and continued success in your labor of love with Pro-Life Action Ministries. After hearing your stories, I want to invite you to share them with my readers, as well. You are both an inspiration and reminder of God’s great love for us! Blessings!

I’ll also be participating once more in the Walk for Life, as you know. I pray that my readers will join me in supporting Choices Women’s Clinic. It is an example of the help that women really need to choose life. Soon, despite their happy pink demure and positive attitudes, Planned Parenthood and all abortion clinics will close and America will return to science and sanity for God’s sake! Amen!


An Urgent Plea

My courageous and compassionate friend, Kristine Harrhof, texted this to a mommy in the waiting room of a murder mill this morning. Kristina had pleaded and pleaded with this mom before today, and yet Chloe chose to pay a stranger to kill her own child.

Kristine wrote:

Your little man or little lady has no idea what’s about to happen to him/her.

Don’t be fooled by the pretty building you’re sitting in today.
It is a house of DEATH.
They are collecting the bodies of dead children in one of those rooms.

I know you hate me, and that’s okay.
But don’t hate your baby.
I’m just a stranger on the internet.
But this is your baby we’re talking about here.
Your little mini-me. A little boy or girl that looks a little like you and a little like your boyfriend.

LOVE him or her.
Take a look at www.parentprofiles.com while you’re sitting in the waiting room today and see if you couldn’t hand-pick a sweet family to raise your baby.

You could even do an open adoption— and get letters, cards, maybe a phone call every now and then, and even a visit every year, if you wanted.
Or if you never wanted to see him/her again, you could do a closed adoption.

If it’s material things you need for your little one, I’d be happy to help get you those things (crib, car seat, etc.) for your baby once you get closer to your due date.

(I’m assuming you don’t need material support, but I’m just offering in case there’s anything I can do to spare your little baby what he/she is about to go through.)

Remember that they work for YOU in that killing place today.
You have hired them and you can fire them.
At any point, you can tell them, “No, I no longer consent to medical treatment,” jump off the table, and get out of there.
It’s not too late— even if they’ve called you to the back already or started prepping you.

Listen to your conscience, Chloe.
Listen to your conscience.

(And yes, we have gone over Scripture after Scripture in previous emails, as well as the Gospel. This is just a last-minute reminder of things we’ve already talked about. I want to take away all of her excuses.)

Isn’t this wonderful, practical, truth-filled counsel? As it turns out, Chloe was in a car accident on the way to the mill as so far had been unable to follow through with her murderous plan. Her baby is safe for another night. Please pray for Chloe to have a dramatic change of heart and for her baby to be rescued from slaughter.

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Sidewalk Counselors Wanted, 40 Days for Life

  • Christians willing to go to local death mills to share about Jesus Christ, plead for moms/dads/grandparents to have mercy on their babies scheduled for slaughter and offer help and assistance
  • Christians willing to hold a sign in the public square with other Christians (no experience necessary ;))
  • Christians willing to be salt and light in a dark world

You will be slandered by many, lose friends, be told you’re in a cult, sworn at, screamed at, physically threatened and maybe worse

**It’s still worth it! Life is short. Run the race for the Lord! Please PM me for more information (locals and non-locals).”

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