Your Chance to do God’s Work

The following is from an e-mail blast sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu.

Last Saturday Irene who is new to sidewalk counseling (only her 2nd time praying there) came and joined Jim at 12th and Locust. A college-age guy and girl were stunned at the sign.  They complained about the facts written about Margaret Sanger. 

Four male friends showed up. Two held back so I asked what they knew about Margaret Sanger. Never heard of her.

Irene alertly noticed one of the other guys nodding at her points as she explained how bad abortion was so she asked him to speak.

He simply said “I’m adopted. I would have been aborted.”

The six then headed off to some event with no further debate.

You don’t have to speak… all we ask is that you lovingly, prayerfully stand witness and offer resources if possible… 

I promise that if you stand in prayer the Holy Spirit will give you the words needed when the time comes to speak.

Please help us have an unbroken chain of prayer!!! Please help us fill these empty slots. 

Wed 9/8

777: 11-1

Thursday 9/9 

12th and locust: 11-1

777: 11-1

Friday 9/10

777: 11-1

Saturday 9/11

12th and locust: 1-2, 2-4

Nothing Can Stop You From Doing God’s Will

The following is from a text message sent by Marlene Downing. Be sure to learn about her debut novel here. Also if you live in the Greater Philadelphia area, check out Sidewalks Servants and cover an hour or two with prayer. Need training? The Sisters of Life has you covered.

It was a traffic jam backed up all the way to Chester. I knew that God was up to something. 

When I arrived at Planned Parenthood I saw Manuel on his post  serving as he always does. I apologized for not being there sooner. I missed an hour of my shift.

There was a young lady crying in the courtyard. I told her that I would like to talk to her but I can’t come in there. I put my arm around her and walked with her. She was telling me her story and so grateful that we were there. 

I called Guiding Star Ministries and they weren’t able to do an interview right away because of an emergency. I then called Pat  for openings at Our Ladies House. He said that he would reach out and today the young lady had an interview with them for housing.

She is going to keep her baby. 

Be encouraged everyone..No matter what it looks like your presence matters. 

SIDEWALK COUNSELING TRAINING WITH SISTERS OF LIFE

Please join The Pro-Life Union and The Sisters of Life on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at 7pm at Saint Katherine of Siena in Wayne for a Sidewalk Servants Training Session. 

We will gather to discuss and learn how to effectively bear witness outside of abortion clinics and save lives! 

More details to come, please RSVP by emailing cpinto@prolifeunion.org 

A Voice Cried Out, “Don’t Kill Your Baby”

Most in the pro-life movement are too young to remember many of our pro-life pioneers who paved the way for future pro-life warriors.  One of these women was Bea Gutherman, a mother of 11 children who was faithfully committed to praying and sidewalk counseling outside the Northeast Women’s Center abortion mill which at that time was located at 9600 Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philly. 

Below is a memory of Bea from another of our pro-life pioneers, Theresa Connolly, one of our lawyers who worked pro bono whenever any of us were arrested (which in the 80’s was frequent).  God bless Bea, Theresa and all who stood up then and who stand up now for God’s precious little ones.

Bea Gutherman
Bea Gutherman

It was early in the 1980’s on a cold, dreary morning in Philadelphia, a young woman was headed for 9600 Roosevelt Boulevard.  She was going down the walkway as Bea, a middle-aged woman made a blood curdling scream: ‘’DON’T KILL YOUR BABY.”

It was horrifying! The small prolife group was shocked at how rude she was to this woman who was about to abort her baby. Yes, shocked!

Someone was incredibly wrong; but it was not Bea.

In 1973 seven dirty old men pronounced the murder of unseen human children to be a woman’s right to abort. *

How were we supposed to behave?  Bea knew.  Bea did it.

Groups formed outside ‘9600’ daily.  They were always polite.  Their weapon was the rosary.  And that weapon worked!

Some mothers left.  Some children lived.

*Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. It struck down many U.S. state and federal abortion laws. – Wikipedia

“RIGHT TO BIRTH” Mass and Rally

To conclude the Fall 202 40 Days for Life Campaign, the Pro-Life Union invites all to the Right to Birth mass and rally on Saturday, October 31st.

Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dennis Gill at 8AM.

A procession to Planned Parenthood will immediately follow and Clenard Childress will be the main highlight.

Abortion Pill Reversal; Call for Help

The following is from an email sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu sent last evening.

Today I received a text from Dominic who was praying outside PP… he had encountered a woman who was headed in to abort. This mom was crying, so sad but so scared. She was in a very tough situation and Dom needed support. His shift was almost over and he didn’t want to leave the sidewalk empty in case she came out seeking help. 


Thanks be to God Bill showed up to relieve him and continue the prayer for this woman in particular. 


A few minutes ago I received a call from the APR hotline. I called the woman who took an abortion pill at 11 am at 12th and Locust today! 
I asked her if she encountered Dom on the way in and she said “yes”

I told her that Dom and I had been praying for her today and we were so happy she called!

now I ask each of you to pray for this little 9 week baby! Pray that she takes the progesterone on time and that the baby is saved from abortion. 

KNOW that without Dom and Bill covering these hours today this girl likely would never have known that REVERSAL was an option. 

PRAISE GOD !!!! And thank you to all of you who show up and have chosen your hours to be present!!!

Here are the remaining hours for the 1st week!!

Wed 9/23/20 

12th: 8,9-11,11-1,3-5

777: 7-9,9-11,11,1-3

thurs 9/24/20

12th: 8,9-11,3-5

777: 2

friday 9/25:

12th: 8,11-1,1-3

777: 9-11,1-3

Sat 9/26

12th: 1-3

mon 9/28:

12th: 8,9-11, 11-1,1-3,3-5

tues 9/29: 

12th: 8,9-11,1-3,3-5

777: 7,10,11-1,1-3

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Students Deliver First-ever National Pro-Life Sidewalk Day

The following is from  the Newsletter of Pro-life Waco sent out by John Pisciotta

 

College and high school Students for Life chapters in Waco delivered a strong outreach at local Planned Parenthood in collaboration with National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day.

Close to 20 students and supporters from Care Net Pregnancy Center, 40 Days for Life Waco, and Pro-Life Waco were on board for this powerful event. The location of PP in Waco was along the very busy artery of State Highway 6. So, this event was truly in the public square and shined light on the darkness of Planned Parenthood.

The time and locations were 9-11 AM Saturday August 1 at 700 W HWY 6.  The event was organized by Sarah Zarr, Texas Regional Director of Students for Life of America and Megan Roos of McLennan Community College. More dynamic outreach is coming from students of the greater Waco area.

Virtual Homeschooling Pro-Life Conference; Hosted by Students for Life of America

 

pro-life-generation

Are you interested in getting more involved in the Pro-Life Generation, and working to change hearts and minds for life?

Students for Life of America is bringing homeschool groups from around the country together for the first ever Homeschool Summit!

JOIN US via Zoom on Tuesday, August 11th at 8 PM CST/9 PM EST to learn how to recruit and retain members, take advantage of the biggest opportunities, and engage others in impactful conversations for life!!!

For more information and to register please visit: https://studentsforlife.org/homeschoolsummit/

August To-Do List

Hard to believe that it is August, and we’re more than half way through the summer.

The 8th month of the year can serve as a time to get in much needed family vacation before school is back in session. Sadly, the pandemic has put everyone’s plans on hold. Some are still unsure due to the unprecedented times.

The good news is Voices for Life has a to-do list throughout the month that can help you channel your Covid-19 frustrations in helping to advance the pro-life message. This list is applicable for your daily pro-life conviction.

  1. See Trump Card

It should come as no surprise that Dinesh D’Sousa, an immigrant of India, is not done defending the core principles of America. For the last eight years, he has been on the New York Times bestseller’s list, been falsely convicted for fraud, and has produced documentaries that have been game changers. His latest project, “Trump Card” is slated to be released on Friday, August 7th. Due to the temporary closing of movie theaters, you can view the documentary on-demand.

He played a pivotal role in exposing Hillary Clinton’s past which helped Donald Trump become the 45th President of the United States with “Hillary’s America”.

In addition, his most recent book United States of Socialism, is out now. To make your purchase, visit here.

2. Holy Hour/Mass for Life

Many states have masses back in session (with restrictions). Some of the faithful should be encouraged to host a Holy Hour for an end to abortion. St. Teresa of Calcutta once believed that if every Catholic made a weekly Holy Hour, we would see an end to abortion. So what are you waiting for? Even if you can’t bring one to you church, make one on your accordance.

3. Take part in vigils in your community

Connect with your local pro-life coalition and find out about vigil locations and times. Pray with your family, college, or even church group. Create a sign that advertises free help with contact information.

4. Host a pro-life committee meeting in your church

Gather people in your parish or church and discuss ways you can help get the pro-life message to your community all around with another pivotal election approaching.

5. Donate to pro-life charity

Give anything you have to advance many pro-life groups making a difference. Some groups include: Generation Life, The Culture Project, St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation, Guiding Star, and Susan B Anthony List to name a few.

6. Work for Susan B Anthony List

The Susan B Anthony List is gearing up to help reach out to voters as the 2020 elections are coming very soon. They are hiring in many battleground states. To learn more, visit here.

7. Purchase Stork: Sowing Season

An indie author recently came out with an amazing book that promotes a pro-life message. To order your copy, visit here. It will make an excellent read in your backyard with a cold drink or while you’re catching rays at the beach.

8. Sign up for 40 Days for Life

The 40 Days for Life campaign begins on Wednesday, September 23rd and ends the weekend before the General Election. The spring campaign was interrupted with the pandemic. Now, with many states putting this phenomenon behind, it is time to go all in to save lives, pray for the workers, help moms choose life, and make a difference in your community.

9. Sidewalk Servants

Even though we’re a long way from the next 40 Days for Life campaign, there are babies being murdered every day. Your presence for at least an hour two during the week will make an impact on the abortion industry. Learn more about sidewalk servants here. Consider starting one in your community.

Sidewalk Advocacy Training to be Held in Waco, Texas on July 18th

Sidewalk advocates

Sidewalk Advocacy Training will be held on Saturday, July 18th, from 9:00 to 3:00 at Christ the King Baptist Church located at 4777 Lake Shore Drive, Waco, Texas 76710.

This comprehensive 4.5-hour training for Sidewalk Advocates — based on years of research, testimony, and experience — covers the following:
– an overview of the battle for life
– your mission and goals on the sidewalk
– understanding the psychology of a woman considering abortion, based on “Right-Brain Research”
– understanding the abortion sales pitch
– outreach to an abortion-minded woman and companions
– outreach in special cases like rape and incest, life of the mother, prenatal diagnosis, sex-trafficking, forced abortion, statutory rape, and more
– outreach in non-abortion situations
– outreach after abortion
– outreach to abortion workers (with special instruction from Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson!)
…and so much more!

Registration closes July 16th. 

Use this link to register  (you’ll need to enter your cell phone number or your email address when registering) or you can call Elle Staniszewski at 832-607-6449.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. All the training and materials are free.

All are welcome and counselors are needed to help women choose life at Planned Parenthood or in whatever setting one engages an abortion-minded mom or an abortion supporter.

Hope you will come!