This story that originally appeared at LifeNews.com was one of the top 5 most read national pro-life stories this week! Please keep this family and our efforts here in Albuquerque, NM in your prayers.
#5 most-read LifeNews.com story this week:
The pro-life community from all across the world came together in prayer and action in an attempt to help a divided family from the United Kingdom who traveled to the United States for a late-term abortion. Unfortunately, the pro-life efforts were unsuccessful and a mother aborted her 30-week old baby yesterday in the U.S.
Local New Mexico-based pro-life advocate Bud Shaver tells LifeNews that a 20-year-old woman came to Albuquerque, New Mexico to seek an abortion at 30 weeks of pregnancy. The young woman traveled with her radically pro-abortion father by her side, he said, who was pressuring her to have the abortion.
Janet Morana, Executive Director of Priests For Life, issued an urgent plea yesterday to pro-life activists before the abortion with more details about the situation.
“Urgent prayer needed! A 20-year-old woman from Great Britain is on her way to New Mexico to abort her baby. She is 30 weeks pregnant. Her mother in Great Britain and her uncle in Spain have reached out to Priests for Life for our help and prayer. She is in Atlanta now, aware that she and her father will be prosecuted when they return home, because it is illegal in the UK to go to another country for an abortion. She is going to pay $12,000 to kill this almost full-term baby at Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque on Tuesday. Please pray for Emily and her baby.”
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, a local priest in New Mexico who is also a leading local pro-life activist, also tried to help the family find abortion alternatives. Fr. Imbarrato worked tirelessly with the family to make the best resources available to this young woman and her father and offered to pay allof the costs of flying the family to a maternity home willing to take in the young woman and provide for her.
Sadly, as Shaver tells LifeNews, the young woman went ahead with the abortion.
“Unfortunately it appears that the young mother did end up killing her child despite all of our best efforts. Please keep her and her family in your prayers, they will need your prayers now more than ever,” he said.
A local pro-life sidewalk counselor at the late-term abortion clinic in New Mexico that did the abortion yesterday reported from the scene.
“It breaks my heart to tell you that it seems Emily went through with the abortion. Every possible effort was made by our pro-life community to save this baby & her mother from the pain abortion WILL cause her,” the local pro-life advocate said.
The sidewalk counselor indicate the woman would return today to complete the abortion.
“If you would, please continue to pray. Because Emily was 30 weeks along, she will need to return to the clinic tomorrow to have her cervix artificially softened in order to deliver her dead baby. She will labor as if she is full term & her as if her baby were alive. I cannot fathom how painful this will be. Not to mention the lifetime of regret & suffering Emily will endure because of this choice,” the counselor said.
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