Our Lady of the Wayside

Our Lady of the Wayside
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Monday, 2 April 2012

Real Support Outside An Abortuary

I went to the 40 Days for Life vigil in Bedford Square, on the day Good Counsel covered the Vigil. I joined the other people who were there in praying the Rosary. About 2 decades into the Sorrowful Mysteries, a young girl walked past us, to the corner of the square and stood opposite the BPAS abortuary. She didn’t seem upset, and we didn’t know if she was going to BPAS, as she was on her phone. Also none of us really knew what to do!! I went and gave her a blue leaflet, which she took and smiled.

A couple of minutes later one of the gentlemen noticed that she was crying. After getting advice from Good Counsel about how to approach her, I went up to her and asked if she was alright. She told me that her name was 'Amelia', and she really didn’t want to go ahead with the abortion, but her family didn’t want her to have the baby. She carried on talking in a rush, like she wanted to get it off her chest, telling me that only her Grandmother who lives abroad supported her. She also told me that she is in her late teens, and has had 3 previous pregnancies; resulting in 1 miscarriage, 1 abortion and 1 Baby, and that the people in the BPAS centre weren’t very nice to her the last time she was there, ‘they just didn’t care’ she said.

I asked her if she would like to come and talk to someone, to look at all her options, to get the support she needs, and to get a free scan. She asked me if she could see the scan, telling me that in the abortuary they never showed her the screen, and I said that of course we would show her the baby. All the while the prayer volunteers were continuously praying for her and her unborn child. Amelia decided to come to Good Counsel, to have the scan and advice.
I made an appointment with her for Saturday which she seemed very happy with, and she said she wants to bring her partner to show him and to help him to understand her views.

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