Skip to comments.Maine Restaurant Owner Plans Protest Against Pro-Life Women by Giving Away Free Food
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 Mikes 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 couldnt 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.
Heberts 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 dont have to do this! We can help you!, Hebert explained. I am able to cry out and tell them that I regret my abortion.
Thats 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 Finks 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 dont even think that would register for him, Sneddon said.
Finks 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 Im thankful I do have. Weve 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 cant 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 wouldnt 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 arent involved, the people wont 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.
Were praying that God will send more laborers into the field.
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.
He’s a Fink.
Unlike the sweet women who are murdering the children next door.
4 abortions by the time she was 21?
Oh yes and if Planned Parenthood could have it’s way it would be much much more!!!!!
Ever read this book??
Or just look up “Carol Everett” on youtube....
In fact...I would like to thank the FReeper who brought up this book once...who ever he/she was....THANK YOU....
Bought with a breakfast sandwich.
So grab your free food and join the pro-life rally.
Wonder what he serves his customers?
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...
I certainly wouldn’t recommend eating or drinking any food this guy is passing out
If the offer was made to straight people or Republicans or whatever a court would have them fined within a week
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.
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?
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.
as he is engaging in commerce... doesn’t he lose his right to free expression?