According to Gibbons, an inmate recently approached Mary and asked if she remembered her. Mary could not place her. The inmate said that she had visited an abortion clinic two years ago to take care of ‘a problem.’ The woman reminded Mary that they had entered the clinic together, with Mary trying to change the woman’s decision every step of the way, but to no avail.And, as a small token of recognition for their courage and dedication, Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner recently received Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medals. While a medal can hardly compensate for all those years spent in jail for nothing more than standing too close to an abortion facility, it's an important step towards righting the past wrongs.
The inmate then told Mary how she had seen the police arrive at the clinic, roughly push Mary up against the wall, cuff her, and force her out of the building. The inmate revealed that the violence that Mary suffered at the hands of the police broke through her resolve, and she decided right then and there to change her mind.
The inmate told Mary that she was happy to have her little son.
Gibbons said she believes that God sometimes sends little signs like this to affirm the efficacy of pro-life efforts that appear futile to many.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Lord works in mysterious ways: