Are Your Home Yard Sign(s) Deployed?

While some communities and  neighborhoods may prohibit yard signs, this is a novel idea. If you’re allowed to have signs in your yard it would be a great way to get the pro-life message across to your neighbors.

Yardsign

from John Pisciotta, Pro-Life Waco 

While we may do a little less in life-defender outreach in December, we can check to make sure our yards are fully deployed for ministry 24/7.

The cost of yard signs to you is zero. And you can pick up yard signs at my centrally located home/PLW office.   Please contact me at prolifewaco@gmail.com    for more information and my address.

You will find a variety of signs to choose from and you are encouraged to set out more than one sign. There are “40 Days for Life/Pray to End Abortion” signs in both English and Spanish. There are “Choose Life” signs showing a mom with her baby on one side and a pre-born and a post-born baby on the other side. The yard signs are at my front door entry on the Grim Avenue (rather than 42nd Street) side of my corner address.

Please ring my doorbell so I can wish you a Blessed Advent.

 

Former Abortionist to Highlight Closing Rally for 40 Days for Life Waco on Oct 29th

from John Pisciotta, Director, Pro-Life Waco 

We are in the final week of the successful 40 Days for Life prayer vigil in Waco. There is very good news about the Closing Rally, which begins at 6 PM on Tuesday the 29th in the public right of way of Planned Parenthood at 700 W HWY 6.

Dr. Haywood

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Haywood Robinson, an abortion doctor in California as a young physician until is conversion to pro-life and to Christ.

He is now retired from his health care career and works for international 40 Days for Life in Bryan, Texas. Dr. Robinson has been very busy speaking at fall 40 days events around the country and beyond. Below is a sneak preview of Dr. Robinson: a 7-minute recent interview on the 700 Club.

 

 

Unplanned Movie to be Shown in 40 Churches this Coming Weekend in Waco, Texas Area

The following is from John Pisciotta, Director, Pro-life Waco.  If you live in Waco and haven’t had the opportunity to see this movie, there are many churches in the area showing the film on Friday, October 25th, Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th. 

 

Unplanned

Unprecedented showing of Unplanned Movie in churches October 25/26/27

A weekend showing of the Unplanned movie in over 40 churches in the Waco area. Wow, even more Central Texans will learn about the Abby Johnson conversion story and see realities of first trimester abortion.

This is the culmination of the work of over three months of the Central Texas Pro-Life Alliance. The alliance includes the Republican Club of McLennan County, the Republican Women’s Club of McLennan County, CareNet Pregnancy Center of Central Texas, Pro-Life Waco, 40 Days for Life Waco, and Church of the Open Door. This graphic is the top part of the full-page ad that appeared Sunday, October 20 in the Waco Tribune Herald.

The whole add can be found in the file below. To see if your church is showing the Unplanned movie, and to find times and locations for these churches go to www.40DaysforLife.com/Waco.

Start inviting your friends to take advantage of this opportunity. Unplanned is a game changer in the battle for preborn babies in the womb and for their moms.

Waco Unplanned Movie

 

Fall 40 Days for Life in Waco is Approaching Midway

The following is from John Pisciotta, Director, Pro-Life Waco.  If you haven’t signed up for Waco’s 40 Days for Life Campaign, there is still time to do so.  Please use the link John provides in the article below.  

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There is certainly time for you to join your fellow Christians in the 40 Days for Life experience.  You can drop into the Planned Parenthood public right-of-way location for prayer on any day from 7 AM to 7 PM.

If possible, make a commitment to one particular hour each week through November 3. Aine Fitzgerald is the Waco director of 40 Days for Life.  She would welcome learning about your commitment.

Contact Aine at, prolifeaine@gmail.com. Or you can sign up online at    http://www.40DaysforLife.com/Waco.

You will make new friends and join your prayers for babies in the womb and their moms with Christians from Central Texas and 505 other cities around the world.

 

Sidewalk Counseling Training to be Held Saturday, Sept 14 in Woodway, Texas

The following is from John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco.  All pro-lifers living in and around Woodway, Texas are invited and encouraged to attend this training. 

Sidewalk Advocates

Take advantage of this educational and motivational opportunity. We must BE pro-life. And, additionally, we must learn to SPEAK pro-life.
Sessions facilitated by staff from Care Net Pregnancy Center.

DATE: Saturday, September 14
TIME: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Training material, including videos, are created by Sidewalk Advocates for Life.

LOCATION: Woodway First Baptist Church, 101 Ritchie Road, Woodway, Texas. (map) 

To reserve your slot contact: Care Net: 254-772-8270 or contact Nancy  at   nancy@pregnancycare.org  or Aine at  prolifeaine@gmail.com.  Coffee and breakfast and lunch provided.

Your benefit will be great even if you decide not to do sidewalk counseling at Planned Parenthood. All of us have opportunities to engage and respond to others in support of moms and babies in the womb. Prepare now to talk about the Gospel of Life with your relatives at Thanksgiving dinner.

Never Again in Abilene!

Below is a report from John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco from their weekly newsletter on actions taken and actions to be implemented in Abilene to keep Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers out of their city and surrounding areas.  

 

Never again

Abilene and other West Texas cities are threatened by the announced future expansion of Planned Parenthood’s abortion network to West Texas. Folks in Abilene and nearby cities are responding vigorously to oppose the return of abortion to their community.

Bob Lehman and I  (John Pisciotta) were invited to a community gathering in Cisco Texas about 40 miles from Abilene. We had an opportunity to talk to local foot soldiers of Pro-Life of West Texas about strategies for raising community opposition to Planned Parenthood.  We shared our initiatives of 2017 such as yard signs, billboards, a rally, petitions, etc.

They are already doing innovative things such as a campaign before the Abilene city council to make their city a sanctuary city for preborn babies. The invitation came through Herschel and Liz Redding who were pro-life foot soldiers in Waco for five or six years before they moved out to Abilene.

Pro-Life Waco is a local community-based organization with collaborative relationships with regional and national pro-life affiliations. Pro-Life Waco is committed to ending abortion, its damaging effects among women, and promoting chastity. For more information on Pro-Life Waco, please use this link.

24/June/2019 — Waco Action Outreach Update

The following information on the upcoming events in Waco, Texas comes to us from John Pisciotta, Director, Pro-Life Waco.  

John invites everyone to check the details of  Pro-Life Waco (PLW) action agenda for the month ahead on the home page of the Pro-Life Waco website at:   www.prolifewaco.com.

Pro-life Waco logo

Second Sunday Ecumenical Pro-Life Gathering is cancelled for July.

1. Planned Parenthood abortions this week
2. Pedestrian overpass outreach on June 28.
3. Sidewalk Counseling Training. Sat., June 29. 
4. Donna Myers letter praises abortion
5. Love Life Chain 2-3 PM on Sunday, July 7.

Future PLW newsletters: I plan to send one newsletter/actionletter each week (unless something urgent develops). Look for the newsletter to arrive in your inbox on either Monday or Tuesday. John Pisciotta

1. Planned Parenthood abortionist flies in this week do deliver harm beyond calculation
The days when the Massachusetts abortionist is on site in Waco are this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – June 26/27/28. Our Lord calls us to prayer and sidewalk counseling outreach at the Planned Parenthood Regional Abortion Center, 700 W HWY 6.

We ask for your prayers wherever you are for moms to turn to life and love for their babies. Come out anytime on these days from 8 am to 5 pm. You are legally in the public right-of-way if you our outside their tall, ugly fence. The Care Net Pregnancy Center sonogram bus will be just across the street from Planned Parenthood to help turn moms from abortion to life for their babies. On Wednesday, Aine Fitzgerald offers the opportunity for joining in praying the Rosary at 9 a.m. right at the corner of HWY 6 and Sanger.

2. Pedestrian overpass outreach over Valley Mills Dr, Friday, June 28
This is the overpass from which we communicate to the commuter traffic of Central Texas. This is a tremendous outreach opportunity with stop lights on both sides of the overpass. (see link to John’s pictures below). 

The event time is 5 to 6:30 PM. The overpass is right at the intersection of Valley Mills Drive with Bagby Avenue. It’s near HEB grocery store. Park on the side opposite from HEB, near Chili’s Restaurant. Since there is no longer an overpass over I-35 near Baylor, let’s use the Valley Mills Drive overpass to the full to communicate to our Texas neighbors.

3. Sidewalk Counseling Training. Saturday, June 29. 
You are not too late to take advantage of this educational and motivational opportunity. We must BE pro-life. And, additionally, we must learn to SPEAK pro-life.
This is such a valuable experience for ALL life-defenders.
Sessions facilitated by staff from Care Net Pregnancy Center.
DATE: Saturday, June 29
TIME: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Training material, including videos, are created by Sidewalk Advocates for Life.
LOCATION: Waco First Assembly of God. 6701 Bosque Blvd.
Plenty of parking available! This is where many of us vote.
To reserve your slot contact: Care Net: 254-772-8270 or to Nancy at  nancy@pregnancycare.org  or Aine prolifeaine@gmail.com 
Coffee and breakfast and lunch provided.

Your benefit will be great even if you decide not to do sidewalk counseling at Planned Parenthood. All of us have opportunities to engage and respond to others on life issues. Perhaps you next opportunity will be on Independence Day with friends and relatives. Be pepared!

4. Donna Myers letter praises abortion
Here’s an Opinion Page letter to the editor from abortion supporter, Donna Myers.

The stream of letters and editorials on abortion that be again on Easter morning continues. I encourage you to send a letter response to Myers or send a letter of 100-300 words on any life-defender topic. Send to letters@wacotrib.com or drop a letter off at the downtown office of the Waco Tribune-Herald. The recent controversy in the WacoTrib has been advantageous for our cause. A prime goal of Pro-Life Waco is to keep the abortion controversy alive in Central Texas and to engage that controversy in a winsome way to change hearts and minds. This is achieved with outreach such as 40 Days for Life, overpass outreach, and Love Life Chain.

Additionally, we achieve this goal on the Opinion Page of Waco Tribune-Herald. We must NEVER let the shedding of innocent blood become an accepted part of everyday life in Central Texas.

5. Love Life Chain 2-3 PM on Sunday, July 7
This is an outreach of Pro-Life Waco that has had over a 10-year run. Our public-square witness will be from 2-3 p.m. on July 7. We hold G-rated signs in the grassy area at the corner of Valley Mills Drive and Waco Drive, near Pei Wei Restaurant.

Waco Pictures

 

Pro-Life Waco is a local community-based organization with collaborative relationships with regional and national pro-life affiliations. Pro-Life Waco is committed to ending abortion, its damaging effects among women, and promoting chastity. For more information on Pro-Life Waco, please use this link.

Care Net to Provide Pre-Natal Care in Waco, Texas

The following is from John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco 

Care Net’s next innovation: Free prenatal care for up to 3 months

 

Care Net Texas

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas will provide up to three months of prenatal care to needy moms.  Read all about it by clicking here.

Ascension Providence Health Alliance of Waco has stepped up to the plate to partner with Care Net in this outreach. Care Net Central Texas continues its innovative outreach to moms, babies, and families. Care Net/Providence will provide the prenatal care as they work to arrange long-term prenatal care for the moms. I am guessing that our dynamic Care Net affiliate will provide more prenatal service in the coming year that Planned Parenthood will in the entire state of Texas.

 

Pro-Life Waco is a local community-based organization with collaborative relationships with regional and national pro-life affiliations. Pro-Life Waco is committed to ending abortion, its damaging effects among women, and promoting chastity. For more information on Pro-Life Waco, please use this link.

 

 

 

THE FINAL I-35 OVERPASS OUTREACH IN WACO!

from John Pisciotta, Director – Pro-Life Waco

IT’S OVER! THE FINAL I-35 OVERPASS OUTREACH IN WACO! 

Cover picOn the evening of May 28, the demolition of the Interstate 35 pedestrian overpass in Waco began. On Saturday, May 25, Pro-Life Waco delivered its final and exuberant overpass outreach on this wonderful edifice of steel and concrete. Our first overpass outreach was on January 22, 2015. We’ve had quite a run. Hundreds of Central Texans have participated over the 4+ years.

This is one of those events where one does not know the impact of the messages sent and the seeds sown. We had over 20 life defenders participating Saturday. The last two overpass events have been particularly powerful because the traffic proceeded at a very slow pace through the underpass because of the I-35 construction in Waco.

The thousands of travelers both from the North and the South had plenty of time to view our signs and respond. Many honks. A few negative hand signs and epithets shouted. The positive relative the negative was beyond 10 to 1.

We pray that strengthened pro-lifers, effectively challenged abortion defenders, and possibly played a part in moms’ decisions for life. A new Panera Bread opened a couple years ago at the foot of the overpass. As in the past, we capped off our joyful outreach with a delicious meal and good fellowship at Panera bread, paid for by Pro-Life Waco. I regret that Interstate 35 overpass outreach will no longer be in the quill of Pro-Life Waco. Other arrows will become available as we battle for those who can only squirm away from the deadly tools of abortionists.

Overpass pictures

Pro-Life Waco is a local community-based organization with collaborative relationships with regional and national pro-life affiliations. Pro-Life Waco is committed to ending abortion, its damaging effects among women, and promoting chastity. For more information on Pro-Life Waco, please use this link.

 

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Join PLW for the “Last-Last Pedestrian Overpass Outreach over Interstate-35” on May 25

from John Pisciotta, Director
Pro-Life Waco

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Well, we will have a ANOTHER final I-35 overpass outreach. A week ago, the Waco Trib reported that the rain we have had in May has delayed the destruction process for the I-35 highway contractor.

“Our” overpass was initially scheduled to be rubble by now. However, the rain brought a reshuffling of the schedule and the overpass will not be dismantled until early June.

So now, let’s have our “Last-Last Overpass Outreach on Saturday, May 25. Like before, from 10 AM to noon and with a meal at Panera Bread after.

We learned on the previous outreach that the power of our defense of the unborn has soared with the construction. The traffic has slowed down significantly and there is plenty of time to read our signs and honk horns. Don’t miss out! See you at the overpass on Saturday, May 25. From downtown Take South 8th Street to its dead end at I-35.

Pro-Life Waco is a local community-based organization with collaborative relationships with regional and national pro-life affiliations. Pro-Life Waco is committed to ending abortion, its damaging effects among women, and promoting chastity. For more information on Pro-Life Waco, please use this link.