Friday, March 12, 2010

Mobile "Clinics" Try to Dissuade Women from Choosing Abortion

LA Times: A drive to fight abortion, by Kate Linthicum:

Pastor Dave Wilkinson of Simi Valley runs weekly mobile clinics in Watts and elsewhere, offering free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, prayers and counseling.

Motorhome Last year Dave Wilkinson asked God for guidance. He wanted to know what he could do to better fight abortion.

Wilkinson, an evangelical pastor, runs three Ventura County pregnancy clinics that encourage women to choose alternatives to the procedure. He believes the prevalence of abortion is the biggest test Christians face. "It's probably one of the things that American Christians are going to have to stand before God and answer for," Wilkinson said. "He will say, 'You, as Americans, what did you do to fight abortion?' "

Wilkinson, a 55-year-old Simi Valley resident with a gray beard and a calm manner, said God answered his prayers with a directive to "go where the battle is." So last September, he brought his work to Watts.

Every Tuesday since then, Wilkinson and a handful of like-minded Christians have driven into the city in a donated motor home equipped with an ultrasound machine and parked it near the Imperial Courts housing project. . . .

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