Pro-Life Waco Launches “Summer Signs for Life” Initiative

The following was taken from an email from John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco.  Need a yard sign or want to replace an old one?  Contact John and he will have one delivered to you free of charge.  Although these signs are for the Waco area, it would be a good project for other pro-life organizations in other areas of the country as well.  

Choose life

This new initiative will be a game changer in the Central Texas Covid-19 environment. You may not like the heat. However, our free and attractive pro-life yard signs thrive at 100 degrees or more. Through July, Pro-Life Waco offers a FREE yard sign to households and churches in the Waco area–including counties bordering on McLennan County.

WE WILL DELIVER your free yard sign with an unbreakable metal holder. You can choose from one of five designs that you see below. Your sign will be delivered to your home.

The new style holder stake will not break like the ones we have used for years. To join your neighbors or lead your neighbors in SUMMER SIGNS FOR LIFE, send your request to prolifewaco@gmail.com. You may also call or text John Pisciotta at (254)-644-0407. You can do this. You should do this. Let’s triple the number of Central Texas homes affirming love and life for babies and moms.

Also, let me know if you want to have an old, battered yard sign replaced. Our delivery team is capable and probably not as fast as Amazon.

 

 

Pedestrian Overpass Outreach is this Friday, June 26 in Waco, Texas

The following is from John Pisciotta, of Pro-Life Waco.  National Bridges Day is this Friday and we encourage everyone to come out in Waco, Texas and elsewhere to give witness to the atrocities taking place throughout the country.  You can find an event in your area by visiting the website of the Pro-Life Action League here

 

National Day

PLW has moved its Overpass Outreach to Friday this month to be a part of National Overpass Outreach day sponsored by Pro-Life Action League of Chicago. There will be over 50 cities nationwide delivering outreach on this day.

PLW likes to be a team player and collaborate with other groups. The time on Friday, June 26 is from 5 to 6:30 PM. The overpass is at the intersection of South Valley Mills Drive and Bagby Avenue.

We will stand at the overpass with social distancing. I encourage face masks. Park near Chili’s Restaurant. T-shirts will be available, so we all look “together” and sharp.

We had a dozen foot soldiers out for this event in May.  Can we get to over 20 this Friday? One more thing. I will have yard signs available with MUCH sturdier stakes. Guaranteed not to break. Just perfect for your yard and church grounds.

 

Back to Love Life Chain on June 7 in Waco, Texas

Pro-Life Waco will resume their monthly Life Chains on Sunday, June 7th.  We encourage all who live in or around this area to join in this life-affirming, peaceful, prayerful event. Information is provided below from John Pisciotta.  

Life Chain

Pro-Life Waco’s next public square outreach event will be Love Life Chain on June 7 from 2 to 3 PM at the intersection of Waco Drive and Valley Mills Drive, near the now-closed Pei Wei and Five Guys restaurants.

I’m sure our outreach will be highly productive, which even includes the negative reactions of those reminded of the hurt they feel from participation in abortions.  With God’s grace, we pray that we can achieve a conversion, turned a mom to life for her baby, and activate more neighbors to join the active pro-life remnant of the part of Texas we call home.

We live in one of eight Texas abortion cities.  We carry the cross of challenging this evil and hurt with perseverance, consideration, compassion, and the joy of Christian discipleship.

For more information on these monthly Life Chains, including additional photos, please use this link. 

Public Square Outreach has Resumed at the Overpass in Waco, Texas

The following is from John Pisciotta  from Pro-Life Waco

Outreach The public-square outreach of Pro-Life Waco resumed on May 21 with pedestrian overpass outreach over south valley mills drive.

The 11 of us who participated were enthusiastic and likewise the substantial commuter traffic on this sunny spring day.  The honking began even as we were displaying our signs and continued throughout an hour and a half beginning at 5:00 PM.

I’m convinced that one key to continued gains on behalf of those destroyed by abortion and those deceived by abortion is the personal “neighbor to neighbor” witness.  We will return in late June with pedestrian overpass outreach and I hope you will join the declaration that Central Texas residents have many neighbors who deeply care about the shedding of innocent blood.

For the launch of public square outreach thank you for your witness standing for life: Jana, Priscilla, Sheila, Deborah, Lou, Doel, Bob, Leon, Danielle, and Joseph.

Public Square Outreach Returns to Waco This Thursday, May 21st!

The following is from John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco

Outreach

I am excited and enthusiastic to announce that the public square PERSONAL  outreach of Pro-Life Waco is returning this week! Babies in the womb are being destroyed at Texas abortion centers and we must be out to plead for their lives.  The launch is Thursday, May 21st with pedestrian overpass outreach from 5 to 6:30 PM. The overpass is at the intersection of South Valley Mills Drive and Bagby Avenue.

We will stand at the overpass with 8 foot spacing. Families can stand together.  This will spread us out for a strong impact for the commuter traffic. I encourage you to wear face masks. This month we will NOT dine together after the event. Maybe in June. Park near Chili’s Restaurant. I would appreciate your responding to this message to let me know if you plan to be a part of the historic return of Pro-Life Waco to public-square outreach. T-shirts will be available, so we all look “together” and sharp.

 

 

“Abortion in America”

The following is from John Pisciotta, former Director of Pro-Life Waco.  We hope you take the time  to listen to the BBC’s three-part documentary.  John provided links below to the series. 

Abortion in America

“Abortion in America” is the three-part BBC radio documentary broadcast in May of 2018. Interviews were conducted in Texas, Kentucky, and Washington DC in the fall of 2017. Most of Part 2 features Pro-Life Waco and the abortion battle in Waco, Texas. PLW leads the challenge to the 2017 resumption of abortion in Waco by Planned Parenthood. In the first 19 minutes of this audio program, you hear each side delivering their views on abortion–with a minimum of journalistic spin.

The Pro-Life Waco interviewees in order are Lynn Rasberry, Frank Rodriquez, Debby O’Connor, Rev. Ronnie Holmes of Church of the Open Door and John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco. Speaking for Planned Parenthood are Waco Director Stephanie Mabry, Rev. Leslie King, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Waco, and mothers planning abortions for their preborn children.

Here is the link to Part 1: the battle ground in Waco and Texas.  All three 30-minute segments are available here.

 

Austin Judge Lifts Texas Abortion Ban

Austin  Judge Lee Yeakel temporarily crushes Governor Abbott’s  ban of abortions during this pandemic.  Read John Pisciotta’s report below. 

abortion is not healthcare

Bad news for preborn babies and moms in Texas.  Judge Lee Yeakel responded Monday afternoon to Governor Abbott’s ban on abortions during the current health crisis by issuing a “temporary restraining order” allowing the killing of babies in the womb to resume in Texas. Legislating from the bench, Yeakel claimed that the governor’s order would “cause women to suffer serious and irreparable harm.

While this decision is disheartening, it is not surprising.  The Texas abortion industry chooses Judge Yeakel as the venue for initiating court cases and he has ALWAYS handed down their desired rulings.

Attorney General Dan Patrick will issue a statement on appeal to a higher Federal Court.  Unfortunately, this will take time although. There are strategies for expediting the process.

For life-defenders in the greater Waco area, the reality is there is no illegal barrier to Nicola Louise Moore flying to Waco to kill Central Texas babies. This Wednesday Thursday and Friday were not in the PP Waco regular schedule. However, since abortions were cancelled last week, resumption tomorrow is a possibility.

Waco will again become a killing center of the American abortion holocaust. You and I must continue to shoulder this burden. This Friday, we remember in a special way the burden Jesus shouldered for you and I. We should not grasp for a comfortable Christianity.

You can read more about Judge Yeakel’s deadly decision here and here

 

 

Yard Signs can Speak out for you During Covid 19 Crisis

This is a great idea from John Pisciotta of Waco, Texas for those who are sheltering in place during this virus crisis.  Display your signs on your lawns for a pro-life witness to your neighbors! 

Signs Pro-life outreach in Waco is modifying and drawing back slightly–with regrets. The Covid 19 threat is real and deadly. The Planned Parenthood threat to babies is also real and deadly. We cannot abandon the battle for life. At this time of serious health concern, I want to emphasize the importance of you and your family having a stronger yard sign proclamation. I have five types of yard signs available for you, free of charge, at my front doorstep. As we draw back in some ways, we can escalate our pro-life message with yard signs. If you have a yard, there is no excuse for not displaying a yard sign. If you have one, please consider two. Corner lots look nice with 3 or 4. At my doorstep at 4200 Grim Avenue, you will find signs with the following messages: Vote Pro-Life, Pray to End Abortion in English, Pray to End Abortion in Spanish, Choose Life with a photo of a Anglo/Hispanic mom and baby, and Choose Life with an African-American mom and baby.

You will also find some stakes without signs. Take one of these if the stake on one of your signs has broken. If you live outside of Waco and travel through, you are welcome to choose a free sign provide by the generous Pro-Life Waco donors. We must continue to let our neighbors know that they have neighbors who deeply care about the shedding of innocent blood.
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Bank of America Protests Re-launch in Waco on January 24th

The post below is from John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco.  If you live in or around Waco, Texas, we encourage you to attend these peaceful protests beginning again this coming Friday, January 24th.  

BOA

Monthly joy-filled BOA protests will resume this Friday, January 24 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Why? Bank of America is a Planned Parenthood supporter/enabler. BOA should pay a price for this. And the Central Texas business community should be on notice that acting as a Planned Parenthood supporter/enabler is a very bad idea.

BOA supports Planned Parenthood through matching donations of its employees and management dollar for dollar. Bank of America has also provided financial support for Planned Parenthood fundraising events. We will encourage BOA customers to complain to bank managers and to close their accounts and bank elsewhere. The BOA branch at the corner of Valley Mills and Lake Air is very much in the public eye—a great opportunity for life defenders.

For this inaugural protest, PLW will provide lunch and fellowship after the outreach at the world-famous Uncle Dan’s BBQ Restaurant just across the street from BOA.

WHERE TO PARK: Nearby Emerson Drive is A-OK. When you turn off Valley Mills Drive onto Lake Air Drive, on your left you will see Kentucky Fried Chicken and then Uncle Dan’s BBQ. Take a left on Emerson Drive and park along the street. Also, you could try parking in the lot of a nearby business (probably not BOA).

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.