"There is a ‘Woman’s Urgent Care’ center in our town which is infamous for providing abortions on Wednesdays all through the year. After a quick prayer, thirty young people caravanned to the clinic and parked at the restaurant nearby. We got out and began our own personal march, the one along a busy and windy road to the abortion clinic where we would peacefully protest.
Even before we got to the clinic, our presence was known. People honked at us, and slowed down so that they could curse at us. We gathered silently at the edge of the parking lot and began to pray.People shouted profanities at us, and told us to leave. They told us that “it’s her child, it’s her choice”. These words hurt. It was obvious that evil was present at that time.
We were discouraged. We were scared. None of these teens had ever been so close to a clinic or had the opportunity to see the downside of standing up for their beliefs. As we went to eat our dinner, we spoke with our youth minister about what had happened, and how discouraged we felt. What she said was truly amazing.
She told us that the reason people reacted the way they did, is because we had stirred something up inside of them. We created a change in those people, and that scared some, angered others, and that is the reason they acted the way they did.
We would never have had that experience had we gone to the March, and in that way, we were blessed. Making a difference is difficult. Protesting in front of an abortion center is difficult. Standing up for something that is controversial throughout the world is difficult. But no one has ever gotten anywhere by taking the easy path. In the end, even after pain, frustration and fear, the reward will be truly great."
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