Jan. 7, 2004
Effective intercession in Fort Worth
Eight Christians gathered outside an abortion
chamber near Fort Worth early on a recent
Saturday morning. The Christians asked God
to anoint the words that would be spoken
there, and they sensed His presence
A pregnant woman named Olivia stopped to
listen, but she continued inside the abortion
center anyway. The Christians began calling
on God to rescue Olivia, crying out her name
as they prayed, sang, and preached.
A young woman walked out, saying that she
had changed her mind. The Christians shared
Jesus with her for several minutes, and she
gave them a big hug.
Moments later, a couple left, saying that
they too had changed their minds.
The Christians continued to intercede for
Just then, the door opened. Olivia walked
out. She had changed her mind!
One of the Christians brought Olivia to a
nearby pregnancy help center, and Olivia
responded with a big hug.
God used the faithful prayer and intercession
of these Christians to snatch at least four
children out of the abortion fire that
Saturday in Texas.
Last year, Tigchelaar was approached by a student who told him
that a generation earlier her mother had been one of his students.
She explained that when her mother was three months pregnant,
and had scheduled an abortion for
the following morning, Tigchelaar showed his students the
three-month fetus encased in plastic.
After class, the young woman cancelled her abortion appointment.
Eventually, she delivered a baby girl.
"I am that girl," the student informed the stunned professor.
"Thanks for my life." Professor Tigchelaar was speechless.
"In this season when we celebrate the birth of someone who came
to give each of us eternal life," Tigchelaar says, "I am reminded
that the unwed Mary would have been the perfect candidate for a
similar procedure. I am thankful that her response was, 'I am the
Lord's handmaid. Be it to me as you say.'"
Dec. 20, 2003
Fear of tubal pregnancy saves baby's life
Menita, a teenage girl from Mojave, California, faced an unexpected
delay in her abortion plans when no baby was seen in her womb on
an ultrasound. She was instructed to return to the abortion
in two weeks, and given information regarding the warning
signs of ectopic pregnancy.
As Menita left the abortion chamber,
Christians outside encouraged her to go to the Bakersfield
Pregnancy Center. Accepting the fact that a tubal pregnancy could
become a medical emergency, Menita decided to stop hiding her
pregnancy from her mother. Menita returned home, but when she
broke the news to her mother, she fainted. Menita's mother
rushed her to the hospital, where a doctor diagnosed her with a
normal, early pregnancy.
Late that night, Menita and her mother called the
Christian woman who had brought Menita from the abortion chamber to
the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center. The mother glowingly thanked the
Christian woman for being there to help her daughter, and to save the
life of her precious grandchild.
Nov. 25, 2003
Father rejoices over rescued grandchild
When the parents of a pregnant young woman arrived
recently at an abortion mill in Richmond Virginia,
they were approached by Christians who were pleading
for the lives of the children scheduled to be aborted.
A few minutes later, the pregnant daughter arrived, and
she was visibly affected by the Christians' words.
the family entered the killing center, the girl's father
told the Christians that he did not want her to kill the
child. A short time later, the father came out and lifted
clasped hands into the air as a sign that the baby had been
The girl and her mother then came out of the abortion
center, both of them crying. The pregnant young woman and her
parents walked out to the sidewalk to thank the Christians for
intervening for their child, and to ask for them to pray for
the girl. The Christians joined together with this family,
thanking God for the child He saved and asking for His continued
Nov. 10, 2003
Mother thanks missionaries for her daughter's child
Missionaries to the Preborn of Milwaukee recently received
a note from a mother whose daughter had planned to abort
her baby. The note said "This is my precious
granddaughter, who was born because of your
interventions at one of our area high schools."
Standing on the public sidewalk outside the girl's high
school, the missionaries had given her literature which
helped her decide not to abort her child.
Missionaries to the Preborn responded by praising God,
saying, "we thank the Lord for this little 'brand plucked
from the burning'! May the Lord use this child to bring
glory to His Name!"
The note this mother wrote to the missionaries was written
on the back of this photograph of her "precious granddaughter."
Nov. 1, 2003
A sign from God saves a Marine's child
As a young Marine tried to encourage his teenage girlfriend to enter an
abortion chamber in Bakersfield, California, Terri Palmquist stood on the
sidewalk pleading for the life of the child for about 20 minutes. Finally,
the Marine gave in, and he and his girlfriend went across the street with
Terri to the LifeHouse pregnancy help center.
At the LifeHouse, Terri asked him why he wanted his girlfriend to abort
the child. He replied, "I'm not ready to be a father."
Terri responded, "But you're already a daddy,
and God was ready for you to accept this baby. Jesus said 'I came that
you may have life, and have it more abundantly.' But Satan is the one that
came to steal, kill and destroy."
When Terri said this, the Marine admitted that he had prayed that God would
send him a sign if he didn't want them to abort the baby. He now realized
that Terri was the sign, sent from God to save the life of his child.
Oct. 23, 2003
God saves a Marine's child from a satanic attack
A young Marine found out that his teenage girlfriend was pregnant, and
the couple decided that they needed to abort the child so that they could
hide what happened from their parents.
As they entered an abortion chamber in Bakersfield, California, Christians
standing outside pleaded with them for about 20 minutes, asking them
to reconsider their decision.
The pregnant girl was touched by the offers
of help, but her Marine boyfriend kept trying to convince
her to go inside. Terri Palmquist, one of the Christians,
challenged the Marine to show that he cared about what his girlfriend was
going through: "you told her you love her when you were in bed with her;
show her you love her now."
As the girl stood outside the abortion chamber crying, her Marine boyfriend
showed no emotion. "Give her a hug and be there for her," Terri cried,
"get her away from this place."
Finally, the Marine walked with his girlfriend to the sidewalk, and accepted
the offer of help from the Christians. Next time on Voice for Life, we'll
share more about how this child's life was saved.
Aug. 26, 2003
Celebration in the Philippines for a baby who was scheduled to die
A man traveled from the Philippines to Bakersfield, California, recently,
to bring gifts to the Christians who operate the LifeHouse pregnancy help
center. Along with the gifts, he brought photographs of a celebration which
he and his wife held a few weeks ago in honor of their baby's first
"She's really your baby," the man
said to the Christians at the LifeHouse. "If you hadn't been here, she
wouldn't have been alive." A few weeks after the terrorist attacks of
September 11, this couple had decided to abort their child in Bakersfield,
concerned about the building anti-immigrant sentiment in America.
But on the sidewalk outside the abortion chamber,
they met Terri Palmquist, who operates the LifeHouse, and Terri helped them
to realize that this child was a gift from God.
Today this happy child lives in the Philippines,
a survivor of America's terrorism.
was brought to tears as she considered the life of the tiny child within her
She decided not to abort her baby, and accepted a gift of baby booties from
Christians as she left. Marilyn Carroll, one of the leaders of this street
thanked the Lord for softening this woman's heart.
Faithfully witnessing outside this killing center for the past thirteen years, these
Bridgeport Christians have witnessed 1156 children being saved, and helped
349 people accept Christ.
Sep. 17, 2001
Terrorist attack causes father to reconsider abortion decision
Last Tuesday was the most deadly day in America's history. But several
children who were targeted for attack last Tuesday were saved.
Just a few hours after terrorists attacked New York
and Washington, a young couple in Central California drove got in their car
to make the hour-long trip from Porterville to Bakersfield. The couple's
mission: to abort their third child.
When they arrived at the abortion center in Bakersfield, they were approached
by Terri Palmquist, a local pregnancy evangelist, who seeks to offer Christ's
truth in love to women who intend to abort their babies. Terri pleaded with
the husband to consider their abortion decision in the light of the
terrorists' attacks, asking him to consider whether God could be judging our
nation by lifting His hand of protection to bring us to
repentance for killing innocent children.
"I've been thinking about that," the man admitted. Terri challenged him to
take charge of the situation, as the head of his household. He thanked Terri
for the reminder of his responsibilities as a husband, and began to join
Terri in her efforts to persuade his wife not to abort their child.
Eventually, they were successful, and the couple drove back to Porterville,
determined to let their child live.
Sep. 1, 2001
Spiritual "assault" saves teenager's baby
Last Saturday in Fort Worth, a teenage girl was brought by
her mother to an abortion center. The girl was offered an
information packet by a Christian group called the Jericho Mission, and
she stopped to talk to them.
When Missionary Dan LaFreniere told her about Jesus' love, she began
to cry. LaFreniere asked her mother if she wanted this baby to die.
The mother did not respond.
After listening to the Christian witnesses, the girl
and her mother eventually entered the killing center. LaFreniere
asking the Christians to join together and pray for
the girl, pleading with God for a "spiritual assault." He prayed that
God would have the people inside the abortion mill see the blood of the
babies, smell the stench of death, and hear the babies' cries. Unbeknownst
to LaFreniere, two others about 30 feet away from them
were independently sensing the need to join together
and pray for these same things at the exact same moment.
Suddenly, the girl and her mother rushed out. The girl
indicated that she was keeping her baby, while the mother's angry face
displayed her unchanged feelings.
As they sped off, the abortionist arrived, but he was too late to claim
at least one of his victims.
Aug. 30, 2001
Pregnant mother of rescued baby helps save friend's baby
Yesterday we told you about a teenager we called "Jolene,"
who decided not to abort her baby on Saturday, after an encounter outside
a Southern California abortion chamber with a woman she thought was an angel.
(The "angel" turned out to be Rose Mary Leon, a pro-life missionary.)
After Jolene repented of her decision to abort her child, she immediately
thought of a friend of hers who had also wanted
an abortion. Jolene contacted her friend, hoping that she would
be able to help her to change her mind.
Jolene told her friend "we can be pregnant together, and then
your child can be friends with my child." And so, another baby was
rescued from abortion. When a woman has been
So, when a pro-life missionary like Rose Mary Leon is used by God to save
just one baby, only Heaven knows just how many children will ultimately
be saved as a result.
Aug. 29, 2001
God sends an "angel" to help save teenager's baby
A seventeen-year-old girl we'll call "Jolene" drove to an
abortion center in
Mission Hills, California, on Saturday morning. As she pulled
into the parking lot,
she noticed a woman on the sidewalk, offering pro-life literature.
told the woman that she was scheduled for an abortion. Soon
Jolene began to
cry, and after just a few minutes of talking, she knew she
her baby. The woman on the sidewalk invited Jolene to breakfast,
but she said she had to leave.
After she drove away, Jolene decided to return, so that she could
go to breakfast with the mysterious woman who had helped her. But
as she entered the parking lot, the woman was gone.
Jolene decided to talk to a friend about the woman she had met.
was an angel," the friend said. "Could it be?" Jolene wondered.
Jolene decided to try to dial the phone number the woman on the
sidewalk had given to her. The woman who answered the phone was
Rose Mary Leon, the pro-life missionary who had been on the
sidewalk. Rose assured Jolene that she wasn't an angel, but just
a regular person who was following God's call to help women and
"It was a beautiful thing that you were there for me," Jolene told Rose.
God used this experience to save not one baby, but two. Come back tomorrow
to find out more.
Aug. 9, 2001
Post-abortion testimony helps to save a child
A child was saved from abortion last Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. The
child's mother is just a young girl. As the girl was being driven to the
Westside abortion center on Saturday, 34 Christians had assembled outside
the killing center to worship God, read Scripture, and pray. The group also
displayed large signs with photographs of aborted babies.
When the girl saw the signs, she began to cry. As the car pulled into the
parking lot, one of the Christians called out to the girl, pleading with her
not to abort her baby. The girl listened as the Christian woman shared the
pain of her own abortion, and how she wished someone had been there to stop
her. She told her that God will provide a way out.
In spite of what she had seen and heard, the girl entered the abortion mill.
But soon she came back out and told the woman she had spoken to that she
had changed her mind: she would keep her baby.
The woman's testimony, along with the signs, had touched her heart.
If you have experienced abortion, God can use your pain--and your
repentance--to save many lives. Will you let Him use you?
Later in the day, the woman came out and told Leon that she had changed
her mind. Leon congratulated the woman, and asked "what made you change your
mind?" The woman answered, "you."
If you place yourself in the right place at the right time, God can literally
use you as His tool to save someone's life, just as He used Rose Mary Leon to save
this child's life. Are you willing to let God use you?
July 19, 2001
Baby saved from late-term abortion in Wichita
Pro-abortion activists arrested
A woman who appeared to be in the later stages of pregnancy came to abortionist
George Tiller's abortion chamber in Wichita, Kansas, yesterday,
planning a late-term
abortion. But as she approached Tiller's compound, she came upon
hundreds of Christians, praising God in song and prayer.
Two pro-life sidewalk
counselors from Connecticut caught her eye as she walked up to the barricades
set up by Wichita police.
Instead of entering Tiller's killing center, the woman chose to go next door
to a pro-life medical clinic, where the woman and her preborn child
received competent medical help instead of being subjected to abortionist
Pro-life missionaries from around the nation are joining with Wichita
Christians this week for Operation Save America's "Summer of Mercy Renewal."
Pro-abortion activists erupted into violence against the peaceful Christians
outside Tiller's compound yesterday. Two of the pro-abortion activists were
arrested and charged with battery.
June 16, 2001
Connecticut city abandons restrictions against pro-life ministry
A police order in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was abruptly rescinded yesterday.
Facing a federal lawsuit, the police decided to stop infringing on the
constitutional rights of the street ministry
outside the Summit abortion center.
Black paint was used to erase the white buffer line which had been painted
on the street on May 18.
Marilyn Carroll, a leader of the street ministry,
said "God heard our prayers again and has
allowed us to stay on the public sidewalk as we reach out to the lost and
the needy with the gospel of Christ." At least two babies were saved
yesterday, and three other women turned away from the killing center as
the pro-life ministry proclaimed the truth without the previous
Throughout the time that police were illegally limiting this ministry,
the pro-lifers refused to abandon God's call on their lives. At least 11
babies were saved while the ministry was being restricted.
The legal action against the city will continue, according to
American Family Association attorney Michael J. DePrimo, who said
"We intend to vigorously pursue the full and final
resolution of this matter in order to vindicate the rights of our clients."
Two abortion escorts noticed Vazquez talking to the girl and her mother,
and came over to try to convince them to come into the abortion chamber.
But the girl resisted, agreeing instead to let the
pro-lifers bring her to an unwed mother's home, where she will stay and be
Bridgeport police recently began preventing
pro-lifers from getting close to the abortion center, but Vazquez was
alert enough to notice the girl before she entered the prohibited area.
By following the Scriptural command to "watch and pray," Vazquez and other
sidewalk counselors are used by God to save children who otherwise would
have been aborted, and to bring the Good News to their mothers.
June 8, 2001
Sioux Falls couple chooses life after seeing graphic signs
A group of traveling pro-life missionaries lined the streets of Sioux Falls,
South Dakota, on Monday, displaying giant pictures of
aborted babies and distributing gospel literature.
One of the missionaries, Mark Gabriel of Appleton, Wisconsin,
reported that at least one couple who intended to abort their baby
decided instead to let their child live after seeing the display. Some
post-abortion women reportedly decided to go to the Alpha Center, a local
pregnancy help center, for post-abortion counseling after seeing the signs.
The Alpha Center in Sioux Falls is located in a building which formerly
housed a Planned Parenthood abortion center. In the same building where
babies had been aborted, women can now see their preborn babies by
The pro-life missionaries continue their tour today in Montana. Next week
the missionaries will spread the pro-life message in various cities in Colorado
June 3, 2001
Mysterious baby's cry saves three
A baby's cry pierced the silence in the waiting room of the Summit Women's
Center abortion chamber in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Tuesday.
who were waiting to abort their babies apparently heard the baby's cry and
left the abortion mill, deciding not to abort their babies.
The source of the baby's cry could not be identified. Pro-life missionaries
speculated that the sound could have come from a baby being aborted, or
perhaps it was a baby's blood literally crying out from the ground.
Although Bridgeport police continue to enforce an oppressive injunction
against the pro-life street ministry, babies continue to be saved. Almost
a thousand babies are known to have been saved by the Bridgeport pro-life
ministry since 1990, with hundreds praying to receive Christ as Savior.
Jesus promised that the gates of Hell would not prevail against His Church.
But are Christians in your community going to the gates of Hell?
The broadcast will direct listeners to come to this website for
more information, and the website will encourage listeners to become
involved in baby-saving activities in their local area.
In order for this program to be possible, we will need pro-life ministries
around the nation to begin sending us reports of babies saved from
abortion. When we are receiving at least five usable reports every
week, we will launch the broadcast.