An enthusiastic and focused (not to mention good-looking and intelligent) group of students from schools in the Maria Stein area about an hour's drive north of Kettering showed up on a beautiful July morning to support the sanctity of human life. With signs they reminded passers-by on the busy commercial street fronting the abortion mill about the value, dignity and worth of each human life and destructive nature of elective abortion. Near the entrance of the building members of the group talked with some of the people who had appointments that day.
They also had an opportunity to tour the Kettering Women's Support Center across the street and see the kinds of support and services (including free ultrasounds) available to women in crisis pregnancy situations.
The group was also told of a mother who earlier in the day had come for an abortion but who had changed her mind. Also, while they were just about to leave, a woman driving by stopped her car and came over to encourage the sidewalk counsellers because 17 years ago when she was thinking of having an abortion someone was there at the abortion mill to tell her about the options to abortion.
We always say, just show up because you never know what's going to happen. During the morning, Vivian talked at length about different aspects of abortion with a man who had accompanied a woman to the mill for an abortion. At one point he raised the argument of the necessity for having legal abortions for 14- or 15-year-old girls who become pregnant out of wedlock. Because the students were there that day and because two young (and handsome) men among them had told of being born to a 14-year-old mother and of being adopted, Vivian could give a clear and indisputable answer by merely pointing and saying, "You see those two boys over there..."