Prayer Vigil Outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City on Good Friday; Overcame a Small Counter-Demonstration

On Good Friday morning, 130 high school and college students joined seasoned pro-lifers in praying outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City.

The day began with a cloudy day and periods of showers. However, it never dampened their prayerful spirits. Moreover, there was a

The vigil began with the rosary. They meditated on the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary. After the recitation of the rosary, they were addressed by Dr. Monique Ruberu.

“Each of you are a light and will make a huge difference.” Ruberu declared. “You have the ability to touch hearts and minds with everyone you encounter with love through God’s will.”

The most profound thing that happened is overcoming the jeers and taunts from a counter-protestor from a radical pro-abortion group called Abortion Now. He would repeat common phrases of the old pro-abortion talking points like, “Abortion on Demand.” “Pro-Life is a lie. Women Die”. Despite all of it, the attendees kept their composure.

Monique continues to shed light on what Planned Parenthood does and that is abortion “keeps their doors open.”

Monique encouraged everyone to do more by providing help to women with the needs that they do not have that keeps pushing to seek out abortion as the only option.

Save outside PWC on Good Friday

Dr. Monique Ruberu has shared about a baby being saved on Good Friday. She shares from the firsthand account of a new sidewalk servant that participated for the first time.

Christine is one of our newer sidewalk servants… like many of us she doesn’t like being there alone… but look what happens when we overcome our fears…

I was signed for this morning at Appletree but I realized no one was signed up for after 12.  So I decided to stay until I needed to leave to get to church this afternoon.
I have a very hard time approaching women to offer them resources, especially when I am alone.  Much of the time outside of the clinic, I pray.  Frankly, I am afraid.  Today, I asked the Holy Spirit to guide me and help me know what to say.
A car pulled off to the side of Appletree with a mother, a father and a toddler. The mother got out.  She paced the entrance of the clinic a few times.  I decided to approach her.  I said, “Excuse me, Miss. I noticed you have walked back and forth a few times.  Can I offer you some resources? There are people who can help you if you are in a difficult situation.”  She took the bag without saying anything and walked away from myself, the clinic, and her car and headed towards 8th Street. Thinking maybe she was using a Sid entrance to the clinic, I resumed prayer.  To my surprise she crossed 8th street, continuing away from the clinic and her family.
About 10 minutes later she came back and returned to the car.  The father of the baby was standing outside of the car with the other toddler. They were out of earshot but the mother went up to him and showed him one the unfolded Pro-Life pamphlets in our bag, pointing to it, showing him the contents.  They got in their car.
The car didn’t move for about 5 minutes. Maybe they were still weighing their options.  Maybe they were calling one of the numbers in the pamphlet.  I watched and prayed fervently that they would decide to leave.
Finally, they pulled away! I continue to pray for that family that they choose life and are given the resources and support that they need.
When we show up and pray hearts and minds are moved, people leave…
please join us in week 4 of the sidewalk servant rotation…
here are the hours we need to cover :
monday 4/22:
12th and  locust : 9,10,11, 12,1,2,4
tues 4/23:
12th and L: 8,9,10,11,1,2,3,4
777: 11,2
wed 4/24:
12th and l: 10,11,12,1,2,3,4
777: 8,9,10,11,12,2
thurs 4/25:
12th and l: 8,9,11,12,1,2,3,4
777: 8,12,1,2
fri 4/26:
12th and l: 9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4
777: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2
Sat 4/27:
12th and l: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2
777: 11,12,1,2

HOST A WAY OF THE CROSS FOR VICTIMS OF ABORTION

One of the most moving pro-life events the Pro-Life Action League hosts each year is the Way of the Cross for Victims of abortion, held each year on Good Friday at abortion facilities across the country. You can host a Way of the Cross service at the abortion facility in your area, and this page has all the tools you need, including an ecumenical prayer service book, templates to promote your event through e-mail and in churches, advice on practical considerations and more. Find out if there’s a service scheduled at your abortion facility by visiting the Way of the Cross 2019 event page and checking the list of locations. Though the devotion of the Stations of the Cross has Catholic roots, the service we conduct is completely ecumenical. People of every denomination join us each year and there is no material in the book that would be offensive to non-Catholics. Please feel free to join or host a Way of the Cross no matter what your denomination.

Choose Your Location and Time Choose the local abortion facility where you’d like to hold your event. If there is more than one facility in your area, you will want to take into account practical considerations like whether there is enough room for people to safely stand outside the facility, parking and other issues. If there are no abortion facilities in your area, you could host your Way of the Cross at a memorial for the victims of abortion (find one here) or at a local church. Click here for a list of 2019 Way of the Cross locations We at the Pro-Life Action League have held ours at 10:00 a.m. because it fits well with our local churches’ schedules, but you’ll want to check with churches in your area to make sure you’re not conflicting with other services on Good Friday. Once you’ve decided on the details for your service, please email the Pro-Life Action League with the time, date, and location including the physical address of your service so we can add it to our list of sites. Recruit Clergy to Lead Your Event It’s always a great help to have some clergy to lead the prayers at your service. You’ll want to get invitations out to priests, pastors or deacons as soon as possible. Good Friday can be a busy day for clergy with many services to conduct so you’ll want to give them plenty of notice. Publicize Your Event Get the word out about your event every way you can. See the Increase turnout by using good promotional tools and Promoting your pro-life event on Facebook actions for detailed instructions on how to promote your event. Here are some sample texts you can use or modify to promote your event on Facebook and Twitter:

On the day Jesus was crucified, let’s remember all innocent victims, especially the smallest. #abortion #ProLifeGoodFriday

Jesus united Himself with all the victims of suffering. None suffer more innocently than the victims of #abortion. #ProLifeGoodFriday

On Good Friday Jesus died on Golgotha. His image is destroyed 1000s of times a day at OUR Golgotha, the #abortion clinic. #ProLifeGoodFriday

Good Friday, the day Jesus DIED, is the perfect day to stand up for LIFE! #ProLifeGoodFriday

Are you thankful for Jesus’ sacrifice on Good Friday? Then do something for your unborn brothers and sisters today! #ProLifeGoodFriday

View more at Good Friday Way of the Cross