Read the posts below and see how people really are making a difference- one woman, man, and baby at a time!! There are wonderful, first hand accounts of how the witnessing is helping others to choose life and /or to find support for decisions made with regret.
One of these kids is going to change the world… it could be you!
You can be the catalyst for positive change.
Click on the link below for a great short video: It will make you smile and laugh out loud!!
I used to play this song for my kids… especially on days that were not going as well as we would have liked! Listen to the words and look at the pictures the movie maker chose!
We must become the change we wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Ghandi
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. –Mother Teresa
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Jesus
Reports from the sidewalk: 12 hours each day for 40 days…. (keep it going year round until every baby has the legal right to be born- click this link: Sidewalk Advocates for Life
…like a child rests in its mother’s womb! Let those words ring out for all babies!
Sally: 7am to 11am:
We had a good group on this very peaceful morning. Rob & Marta N.,their adult daughter, and Pat represented Living Hope Church. In addition, Janet came from Three Rivers. John & Judy D. who, normally counsel in East Liberty, were with us because the clinic there was closed. Beth, Elsie & Vicki were the Sidewalk Advocates for Life. Bill H. & Lillian were also with us for part of the morning.
An abortionist and two students went in about 9 a.m. as usual. Six to eight couples and a few single girls went in.
In spite of their massive delivery last Friday, the dance place next door had still another delivery, coming in two trucks that were unloading for over an hour. During that time, I thought I saw a white medical waste truck parked far up the street and I did see a man going into PP with empty boxes for “medical waste” pickup. I did not see him come out, but
noticed that the truck was no longer there.
Cil and two of her friends were welcoming the people from St. Michael’s from Donagal as I left.
Cil: 11am to 1pm: Cil has very good news too!
S. stopped and stared at the baby models for a while. He seemed to be getting emotional. I asked if he knew someone who was pregnant and he informed me that he did and that he is the father and plans to support the mother and the baby since this is his child.
Dean: 1pm to 3pm
Dean reports that it was a quiet time on the sidewalk. He also wants to remind us all that the street in front of PP is a busy street. The lane next to the sidewalk is a driving lane which is why parking is limited to Sundays when Liberty Avenue is not so busy. Smithfield Street is also closed (the intersection street) so buses are detoured. Also, the glorious sun is blinding at about 5:00 pm- 6 pm as one looks toward the Point. Anyone who stands in the street, may not be seen by drivers who are shielding their eyes from the glare.
Let the sun and Son shine today brightly!
Thanks Dean for the information!!
Sheila: 3pm to 5pm
Sheila reports Great news!!!!
Kathy: 5pm to 7pm (substituting for Lisa)
Making a difference!!
Kathy L., Coordinator for Pittsburgh’s Sidewalk Advocates for Life, substituted for Lisa today.
Kathy has some wonderful news to share. “R”, the young,pregnant woman who talked with a Sidewalk Advocate for Life and turned away from PP, has now found a placement in the Pittsburgh area in a program designed to help homeless, pregnant young woman. In addtion, as a result of the outreach for help, two other people called to offer their help. In time of need, housing prayers have been answered.
Movies for inspiration!! Can you hear God’s voice in these stories?
Both movies are pro-life. “Follow the Stars Home” is a Hallmark movie which has some serious scenes and just aired in repeat on Sunday night. What does a couple do when faced with information that the child will be born disabled?
“Save a Life “not only addresses school violence but also a unplanned teen preganancy. This also aired on Sunday. The pro-life aspect of this movie runs throughout but unfortunately is not advertised in the trailer. Neither movie is recommended for young children to view. Both movies are available on DVD.
Leave a comment if you are a grandparent, or a parent, who knows the unconditional love of a child! Your words will mean the world to someone.
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