‘Thank God I Didn’t Do It’: Woman Changes Mind About Abortion after Christians Reach Out

pregnant 3 pdA woman in the United Kingdom is thanking God for the life of her child and that she did not go through with her plan to obtain an abortion due to the care of a number of Christians who urged her to trust the Lord in her situation.

Suzan Briggs, 27, has an eight month old daughter who she named Miracle. But baby Miracle almost wasn’t born.

Briggs told the BBC recently that she scheduled an appointment for an abortion after she learned that she was pregnant last year.

“I already had three children and didn’t think I could cope with another,” she said.

But when Briggs arrived at the abortion facility, members of the group Abort 67 reached out to her and urged her not to end her child’s life.

“They started preaching the word of God and telling me abortions aren’t good,” she recalled. “They told me God would help me and give me strength.”

In addition to showing her photographs of a baby at eight weeks gestation, the Christians took her to a coffee shop and prayed for her.

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“I tried not to listen to them, but they were praying for me and I was crying and shaking,” Briggs said. “The way they talked to me gave me faith and their encouragement made me decide to keep the baby.”

The Christians kept in touch with Briggs and would check in with her to make sure that everything was alright. They also gave her some clothes for the baby. After she gave birth, Briggs states that she was glad that she did not go through with the abortion.

“When I finally saw my daughter, I thought, ‘How could I have wanted to terminate this baby?'” she explained. “Everybody says she’s so cute. When they say that, I thank God I didn’t do it.”

Briggs said that she is glad for sidewalk counselors on the streets, despite some of the negative reaction they sometimes receive.

“They should be allowed to do it because some people will change their minds,” she stated. “If I didn’t listen to them, I would have regretted it all my life.”

Similar stories have been shared in the United States, such as in West Chester, Pennsylvania where a baby boy’s life was spared through the care of local Christians. As previously reported, Roman was 18 weeks gestation when his parents went to Planned Parenthood in West Chester last July for an abortion. But his mother, Cartier, was told that she was too far along in her pregnancy to have an abortion at the facility. She was directed to go to Cherry Hill, New Jersey that day to end the baby’s life.

But as Cartier’s husband started the car and was ready to exit the parking lot, suddenly the transmission blew—right in front of a small group of sidewalk counselors. The Christians then approached the vehicle to offer help, and minutes later, worked out arrangements to take Cartier home—but with the stipulation that she first go to the local pregnancy care center.

After she arrived, Cartier had an ultrasound, and she knew right away that she couldn’t go through with the abortion.

“I’m like, ‘Oh my goodness, I can’t do it,’” she told Christian News Network. “And me and my husband were immediately like, ‘Alright, we’re keeping him.’”

“Instead of being so quick about everything, sometimes you have to be so tied up in something for God to step into your life. Sometimes you’ve got to struggle in order to see a victory,” Cartier said when asked what she would say to other mothers who are where she once was. “Don’t get discouraged, because maybe God is trying to show you, ‘You can’t do it all without Me.’”


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  • 4everlife

    Thank You Jesus! May the Lord richly bless ALL the believers in Jesus everywhere who are reaching out to save His little precious gifts of life.
    The overall agenda of satan (1st letter lowercased on purpose) is to produce death. He totally despises God and the entire human race because when he sees human beings, he sees God and His Spirit in us (Genesis 2:7). No love will never be found in him.
    For those who are contemplating abortion, please consider this article – do not violate the sixth commandment. The Lord loves you – He will take care of you and your precious gift.

  • AntiTeaTheist

    Well obviously. You parasites need women to have babies. Or else you might have to turn to raping adults, who can fight back.

  • Frank

    I thank God that when my mom’s Dr. tried to talk her into an abortion, she and the rest of her family en masse confronted him and my mom got rid of him and got a real Dr. and now here I am still.

  • Neiman

    Indeed these sidewalk pro-life evangelists must endure scorn, attacks, police brutality and so many failures to reach these desperate women with the Truth. So, we must pray daily for every brave Christian that is willing to sacrifice their time and endure the hate of those that want to murder children, pray for their strength and we must thank God He sends such people to the front lines on this satanic war against our children.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EyrtheFyre Regina Forbes

    Ask any woman who CAN’T have children how precious life is. My husband and I can’t have kids and whenever I hear stories of people murdering a perfectly healthy baby, it hurts my heart. Those kids could’ve been given up for adoption. My brother and I were adopted when we were babies and given to a wonderful family!

  • LadyFreeBird<In God I Trust

    Praise God Ministries like this.They save babies. May God Bless them who save the lives of the Unborn!!!!