They came from the East. They came from the North. They came from the South and West. Over 200 of the faithful (according to local TV) came to witness, pray and protest outside of planned parenthood, our nation’s largest provider of abortions and performer of a significant number of unethical things including shielding child predators, defrauding Medicaid and harvesting human tissue for profit. By our presence we asked our government to defunds pp of taxpayer funding and those funds be redirected to other Federally Qualified Health Providers, of which there are 12 who don’t perform abortions within a 5 mile radius.
Our witness was powerful, prayerful and peaceful with the curbs on both sides of pp being lined with dozens of the faithful of all ages holding signs and praying. The Jericho March had around 80 people walking and witnessing on the streets surrounding the abortion center. We were filmed and interviewed by KDKA, WPXI and WTAE and were featured on TV throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday.
While there was a small group of counter protesters we were protected by St. Michael as well as the Pittsburgh Police who had a strong presence. It also appeared that the counter protesters were part of us as several pro-lifers mixed in with them with better and bolder signs.
Pastor Joe S. opened the protest in prayer and Father Jason C. closed it in prayer.
This day we stood strong for life. This day we worked in HIS vineyard and the labors were many.
In the closing remarks the large group was asked to do three things:
- Pray to End Abortion
- Contact your senators and congressman in Washington and demand pp be defunded of our tax dollars
- Continue to witness for life and participate in the upcoming 40 Days For Life Campaign beginning on March 1.
God bless you and God bless America!