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Maine Restaurant Owner Plans Protest Against Pro-Life Women by Giving Away Free Food
CN ^ | 12.29.2012 | Heather Clark

Posted on 12/29/2012 6:16:29 PM PST by Morgana

Portland, Maine – A restaurant owner in Maine is using free food as part of a devised plan to assemble area residents in protest against a number of pro-life women that minister to abortion-minded mothers outside of the local Planned Parenthood.

Mike Fink of Mike’s Restaurant in Portland states that he is staging a protest next Friday because he opposes the presence of the women and their children at the abortion facility, which is located next door to his business.

“Normally, we do not get involved in religious or political debate because it is a waste of time,” Fink wrote in a recent newspaper advertisement. “However, these people have become a problem. These protesters bring their young children and use them to push their views and beliefs without any regard of local businesses or the long-term mental health of their own children.”

Fink then issued an offer to those that will join him in protesting the pro-life group.

“Help us on Friday, January 4, 2013 by holding a sign or making a presence against these insane, stupid people, and get a free coffee and breakfast sandwich,” the ad states, with the offer in all caps.

Christian News Network spoke with two of the women that minister outside of Planned Parenthood in Portland, and learned that both of them are post-abortive mothers who state that they just want to reach out to other women who are where they once were.

“I was a model in Japan, so you can understand the life that I led,” said Donna Hebert, now homeschooling mother of six. “With that lifestyles comes very bad decisions. At fifteen years of age, I did get pregnant.” Connect with Christian News

Hebert says that she was coerced by her boyfriend and his family to obtain an abortion, and “felt very helpless” about the situation. Over the six years that followed, Hebert had three more abortions.

“When I was 21, I got saved,” she explained, noting that she also married that same year and moved to America. “I was 22 when I gave birth to my son. … I was counting his fingers and toes, and it hit me really hard what I had done.”

Leslie Sneddon, now homeschooling mother of two, said that she also had four abortions.

“Prior to my conversion as a born again Christian, I was pro-abortion,” she said. “I was a feminist, and I was highly promiscuous. And with that sort of lifestyle, I ended up choosing death for four of my children.”

Sneddon explained that her journey from death to life began twelve years ago during a religious service as she saw a man wearing a pin with little feet on it.

“I was struck with terror, and I did not want to ask what was on the lapel of his jacket,” Sneddon said. “I went home just completely undone. I couldn’t sleep. I tossed all night. I cried. I was likened to David soaking his pillow from repentance.”

She then began attending March for Life events, and during that same year, found out that she was pregnant. By 2004, Sneddon was sharing her testimony publicly and soon became involved with the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, of which she serves as executive director for the Maine and New England branches.

This past summer, after the women discovered that Planned Parenthood of Portland was performing abortions, they decided to reach out to other women like themselves.

“One early Friday morning in July, I headed out by myself,” Hebert explained. “I sat on the bench and prayed.” Hebert's adopted 8-year-old son from Ethiopia offers a passerby a tract.

Hebert’s adopted 8-year-old son from Ethiopia offers a passerby a pro-life tract.

Hebert, who adopted a child from Ethiopia this year, has since decided to bring her eight-year-old son with her as a testament to the abortion-minded mothers.

“I thought it would be good to have him out there with the sign that [says] ‘Adoption is the loving option,’” she explained.

Two of her other children, ages 18 and 11, also accompany her during the outreach.

Sneddon has joined Hebert every week as well, and what began as two women grew into a group of a number of supporters, including several men who take turns open-air preaching.

“We have a grandmother coming out and she sings,” Sneddon also noted.

“We pray, we sing hymns [and] when a woman goes in for an abortion, we plead with her,” Hebert explained.

While Fink, who also owns Guitar Grave next to Planned Parenthood, wrote in his advertisement that the women have “taken to yelling at women entering the Planned Parenthood office,” Hebert and Sneddon state that their outreach is being mischaracterized.

“[We call out], ‘Please, there are other choices! You don’t have to do this! We can help you!,’” Hebert explained. “I am able to cry out and tell them that I regret my abortion.”

“That’s what they consider ‘screaming,’” she said. “We have a split second window to reach out to these women.”

The women also stated that they have had resistance since they first began ministering six months ago, including a “cash mob” that was organized to raise money for Planned Parenthood. They are aware of Fink’s dislike of their outreach.

“One day, he opened up the door and purposefully played South Park (a cartoon on MTV) — an episode where it blasphemes God,” Hebert explained. Leslie Sneddon talks to a man who stops to observe the outreach.

Leslie Sneddon talks to a man who stops to observe the outreach.

“I have a couple of Silent No More signs that say, ‘I regret my abortion,’ but with somebody involved in that kind of darkness, I don’t even think that would register for him,” Sneddon said.

Fink’s newspaper advertisement, however, called the women “rude, loud [and] self-righteous anti-abortion protesters [who] harass young women…”

Hebert and Sneddon said that they just want to reach women with the Gospel and promote a culture of life.

“I want Christ to use me to seek and save the lost,” Sneddon said. “I feel the brokenness of not having six children instead of the two that I’m thankful I do have. … We’ve been birthed with this [ministry], and I just want to be faithful to the Lord.”

“Our goal is to see Maine abortion-free,” Hebert explained. “We know it can happen.”

They stated that they would like to see others support them, and even join with them, in the stand for life — including on January 4th.

“Just like the Christians and conservatives came out in droves around the United States [for Chick-fil-A], why can’t we have the same response from the Body of Christ [for pro-life causes]?” Sneddon asked.

“People will say, ‘Yeah, I believe in the sanctity of life,’ but then why wouldn’t you go out and [stand for life]?” Hebert said.

“A pastor could come out on a Friday and spend an hour with us,” she added, hoping that clergy will bring their congregations out on the streets with them. “If the pastors aren’t involved, the people won’t get involved.”

“If you come to the abortion clinic, if you just take the step of going there, God has got a plan for you. Just be obedient to Him and show up,” Sneddon added. “It might be standing on the side of the road with a sign. It might be singing with Grammie.”

“We’re praying that God will send more laborers into the field.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: abortion; freefood; maine; mike; mikes; portland; prolife

1 posted on 12/29/2012 6:16:34 PM PST by Morgana
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; GeronL

So FReepers...this Friday everyone in or around Portland make like the Occupy movement and have at it...With your pro life T shirts on of course.


2 posted on 12/29/2012 6:18:32 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana; Revolting cat!

He’s a Fink.


3 posted on 12/29/2012 6:19:35 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Morgana
"These protesters bring their young children and use them to push their views and beliefs without any regard of local businesses or the long-term mental health of their own children.”

Unlike the sweet women who are murdering the children next door.

4 posted on 12/29/2012 6:21:38 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Morgana

4 abortions by the time she was 21?


5 posted on 12/29/2012 6:23:02 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Oh yes and if Planned Parenthood could have it’s way it would be much much more!!!!!

Ever read this book??

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Money-Getting-Womans-Choose/dp/0880705485/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356834120&sr=8-1&keywords=blood+money+carol+everett

Or just look up “Carol Everett” on youtube....


6 posted on 12/29/2012 6:28:03 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: driftdiver; All

In fact...I would like to thank the FReeper who brought up this book once...who ever he/she was....THANK YOU....

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Money-Getting-Womans-Choose/dp/0880705485/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356834120&sr=8-1&keywords=blood+money+carol+everett


7 posted on 12/29/2012 6:29:19 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

Bought with a breakfast sandwich.


8 posted on 12/29/2012 6:31:36 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Morgana

9 posted on 12/29/2012 6:32:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Morgana

So grab your free food and join the pro-life rally.


10 posted on 12/29/2012 6:34:19 PM PST by Patriot95
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To: SampleMan
This guy has some real issues opening up a restaurant next door to an abortion mill.

Wonder what he serves his customers?

11 posted on 12/29/2012 6:37:25 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Morgana
They have to use food to lure in people to show a crowd. That epitomizes the difference between liberals and conservatives. When I went to one of "Gathering of Eagles" events in DC, The liberals bussed in the people, fed them, and printed them all signs. Probably paid them, too. Conservatives went there in mostly smaller groups from all over the place, we saw the cars on the highways leading into the city.

But they have to feed them so they can have more than a dozen, which will be blown up to "hundreds" in the media. That is just sad.

And then there's this:

"...Normally, we do not get involved in religious or political debate because it is a waste of time,” Fink wrote in a recent newspaper advertisement. “However, these people have become a problem. These protesters bring their young children and use them to push their views and beliefs without any regard of local businesses or the long-term mental health of their own children...”

12 posted on 12/29/2012 6:38:02 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I certainly wouldn’t recommend eating or drinking any food this guy is passing out


13 posted on 12/29/2012 6:38:44 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Morgana
“Help us on Friday, January 4, 2013 by holding a sign or making a presence against these insane, stupid people, and get a free coffee and breakfast sandwich,” the ad states, with the offer in all caps

If the offer was made to straight people or Republicans or whatever a court would have them fined within a week

14 posted on 12/29/2012 6:40:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Morgana
Fifty million and counting.

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15 posted on 12/29/2012 6:42:05 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Morgana

If abortion is so fantastic, then why is he concerned about the mental status of the children? Would they not just be learning about this amazing , incredible invention?

Eugenics, socialism and abortion ,are all the great loves of the anti-God communists.

Fink needs to be honest. He loves abortion and wants to be a government slave and doesn’t like it when anyone interferes with that agenda.


16 posted on 12/29/2012 6:42:55 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: Morgana

I had the delightful opportunity and privilege of meeting and praying with Carol Everette several years ago at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She’s quite a lady with powerful story to tell. I too highly reccomend her book!

I was never one for going to the abortuaries, but did work for several years in a crisis pregnancy center. It was among the hardest and frustrating work I’ve ever done, and yet also, the most rewarding.

I’m going to keep the ladies in the article in my prayers, but also Mr. Fink because he has is priorities backwards. I pray he has a change of heart. People in the business world can do a whole bunch to improve life within their communities. The have a LOT of voice, moreso than the average Joe.

I also pray for wisdom and understanding for the folks on the sidewalk, and those involved with them.

It’s sad to see that city in such a pitiful condition because it was once a place where people sought life and freedom from anhilation. Let’s pray to G-d for a turn around?

Blessings!


17 posted on 12/29/2012 6:54:45 PM PST by PrairieLady2
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To: driftdiver

One of the shocking truths about abortion is that many women who have one end up having another in a relatively short amount of time.


18 posted on 12/29/2012 6:58:20 PM PST by vladimir998
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19 posted on 12/29/2012 7:18:15 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should post gun free zone signs on their property and persons.)
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To: Morgana

as he is engaging in commerce... doesn’t he lose his right to free expression?


20 posted on 12/29/2012 7:29:11 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

more info...there is talk of a buffer zone

http://www.pressherald.com/news/city-looking-to-put-limits-on-protests-near-clinic_2012-12-27.html?searchterm=protest


21 posted on 12/29/2012 7:55:44 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Morgana

Spend just 1 hour praying in front of an abortion clinic.

You will be surprised at your emotions, as you realize what is going on, the frequency, and....if you’re very lucky....you may witness a rescue.

The prayers work.
They are not in vain.


22 posted on 12/29/2012 8:11:58 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Morgana

Sell your soul for a pancake.


23 posted on 12/29/2012 8:21:50 PM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans)
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To: driftdiver

Yeah. She was a “model.” That’s what they call it these days.

But if Jesus could forgive the sinner, I will too.

These girls were not in Portland when I was there. Slim pickin’s.


24 posted on 12/29/2012 8:43:32 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: Morgana
One wonders how many young women old Mikey Fink has coerced into having abortions. Something not right with that hick.
25 posted on 12/29/2012 10:19:34 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Morgana

Fink: “We must kill more babies. In fact I’m going to kill all these women too! And old people over the age of 30 should be killed also - postpartum abortions! We must kill more and more and more. We shall never stop the killing or my name isn’t FINK!”


26 posted on 12/30/2012 6:38:10 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Morgana

And Satan smiles up at Fink, while God frowns down upon him - wonder how that’s going to end...


27 posted on 12/30/2012 6:57:31 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: muawiyah

Did you ever see Sweeney Todd?


28 posted on 12/30/2012 10:08:39 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine

nope, but just looked it up.


29 posted on 12/30/2012 3:14:40 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Patriot95

Exactly. Pros & cons for taking the free food.


30 posted on 01/03/2013 1:27:27 PM PST by Morris70
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