United Tour – Wyoming

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I made a new friend at a hotel in Casper, WY. It’s pretty easy striking up a conversation when you arrive in this.

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She was happy to receive a free copy of my book and then wanted to share her story.

A few years back, her twin sister was standing on a bridge – ready to end her life. She said a prayer, asking God to give her some guidance. She chose life for herself – and it turns out, for someone else as well. Two weeks later, she discovered she was pregnant!

So my new friend has a young nephew named Chance whom she loves dearly. And her sister has a new start on abundant life.

She shared her opinion that abortion is wrong except in the case of rape and incest.

After stating that I don’t judge anyone for their choice of abortion, I went on to say that I too used to feel the same way until I met a young man who was a result of both.

His mom was raped by her brother and when she told her parents, she was informed that she would get an abortion or be disowned by the family. She chose to leave. When the young man hears this defense of abortion – he feels that others are saying he should not be alive.

I’ve also read many letters written by women who felt doubly traumatized after aborting their baby conceived in rape.

Her reply was, “I’ve never thought of it that way.”

This is why I love what I do.

 

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It was crisp, clear beautiful day for the Wyoming State Rally.

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Because it’s impossible to separate the well being of the mother from that of her child.

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This lovely lady named Mary Yvonne is a retired nurse.  She said she saw the writing on the wall long before the passing of Roe v. Wade and helped start the local pregnancy care center. I think she’s pretty special.

 

 

 

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Stepping off the bus, I was overjoyed to find my dear friend Bethany Janzen from Students for Life.

We’ve shared the podium at events in Oregon and she’s now the  Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator for the organization. I love that she’s driving around to college campuses in this van.

 

 

14705899_1203794119686098_2130635104503446955_nAs we rolled off on our 8 hour trek to Salt Lake City, it was a bit of a surprise to run into snow. It was beautiful!

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