UNITED in Prayer for Life

At the crossroads for life-2000 years ago,  Jesus laid down his life for his friends.  blank-crossroads-sign-clipart-1

Now we are asked to:

 

                                     Stand for Life

 

 

“America is at a crossroads and the Sanctity of Life is under increasing attack. We’re coming to 50 states in 40 days to sound the alarm and help bring our nation back to life”  excerpt from the national team flyer

 

Click on this link for the flyer:        Pennsylvania 

Save the date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016  6:00 pm

 

 

 

In United  peaceful, prayerful  witness,  we will rally for life in front of 933 Liberty Avenue.

Pittsburgh is the site of the Pennsylvania statewide rally.  Please join us for life.

 

 

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The new RV donated to 40 Days for Life!!
The new RV donated to 40 Days for Life!!

 

Mission                         40 Days for Life national updates

For the daily blog posts, please scroll down.

Do You Hear What I Hear?

                                  Do you hear what I hear? 

 

Pray that the violence of  sanctioned abortion ends in our lifetime, so that all people can be free. Planned Parenthood in downtown Pittsburgh was closed for the day on Saturday, July 23,  Let us pray that it closes each and every day of the week.  Pray that the workers and abortionists read and listen to messages of life.  Pray that at least one of the workers at the Pittsburgh clinic has a change of heart and becomes the catalyst for change in Pittsburgh, (one of the most livable cities in America).

The story behind the song

“One mission would continue to haunt Noel Regney: He was assigned the task of leading a group of German soldiers into a trap where the French fighters could catch them in a crossfire.

Although Regney was shot that day, he survived. The French suffered only minor injuries. But the memory of the enemy soldiers falling to the ground, most of them dead, was etched in Noel Regney’s mind.

He never commented publicly on what took place that terrifying day. It has been said that he was intentionally wounded by the French to protect him from the Germans, in the belief that his injury would indicate he had no knowledge of the trap that had been set for the enemy.

Not long after this encounter, Regney deserted the German army and lived underground with the French for the rest of the war. “Only then did I feel free,” he once observed.”

  A nation, which sanctions abortions, needs peace makers.

The following is a series of video talks from former abortionists.   The videos are a few years old, but oh so great to hear!  Dr. Robinson’s voice is prophetic about 40 Days for Life. Listen as they talk about their walks into the abortion industry and their journeys away from it.

An abortion doctor is the last person to see the aborted child alive. Dr. John Bruchalski, a former abortion provider, states that “abortion is a bad choice in many, many ways…most women who have abortions do not go back to the abortion clinic for a follow-up…Abortion is the most common surgical procedure in this country and there is no follow-up…” 

 

 

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John Bruchalski:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgY7Pu7kbLo

 

Dr. Anthony Caruso:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooj6b2Vcujk

 Dr. Haywood Robinson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQdcaZYQ-MU

Dr. Robinson states:   “God said to Saul, “You are going to take my Gospel to the gentiles.”  Dr. Robinson speaks from a black man’s perspective.     He calls the men who started 40 Days for Life –   geniuses!!!!

One of the websites is directed toward teens by which teens learn the truth about abortions from former abortionists:  Teenbreaks

Dr. Bernard Nathanson: ” I am personally responsible for 75,000 abortions. This legitimizes my credentials to speak to you with some authority on the issue…..

“A favorite pro-abortion tactic is to insist that the definition of when life begins is impossible; that the question is a theological or moral or philosophical one, anything but a scientific one.  Fetology makes it undeniably evident that life begins at conception and requires all the protection and safeguards that any of us enjoy. Why, you may well ask, do some American doctors who are privy to the findings of fetology, discredit themselves by carrying out abortions? Simple arithmetic at $500 a time, 1.2 million abortions means an industry generating $600 million annually, of which most goes into the pocket of the physician doing the abortion.”   ….

“As a scientist I know, not believe, know that human life begins at conception.  Although I am not a formal religionist, I believe with all my heart that there is a divinity of existence which commands us to declare a final and irreversible halt to this infinitely sad and shameful crime against humanity.”   Dr. Nathanson co-founded NARAL  (National Abortion Rights Action League) in 1969.  He died in 2011 with a full conversion of  a heart for life.

 

 Dr. Anthony Levatino: “It took a personal tragedy to prompt a change of heart. While he was doing abortions as a resident, he and his wife were trying desperately to have a child. There I was throwing kids in the garbage, five or six a week. Just give me one, I thought.”

 Listening is the key  to life when witnessing on the sidewalk.

 

If you are an abortion worker, scroll down to the last blog (July 11) for information on securing financial help and guidance in your journey away from the abortion industry.   Sharon Yorston-  a former abortion worker.

Do you hear what I hear? 

                                     I hear hope!!!

Fall campaign  September 28- November 6.  Pray that there will be no need to have a campaign this year at 933 Liberty Ave.   Pray the workers and abortionist doctors and nurses will have a change of heart.

Why should it matter?

They did it!!!  David, who prayed in Pittsburgh as well, was one of the prayer warriors!

Wonderful news and update from David S. , who, while temporarily working/training in Pittsburgh,  prayed with us in Pittsburgh during the 40 Days for Life campaign. He emailed me in response to the most recent email with this post. Praise and thanksgiving!  Another PP clinic is closing.  Read the letter from the coordinator of his community’s campaign.I am very excited and thankful to pass along the news that the Fishers Planned Parenthood is officially closing on July 26

 

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What does it matter to you?  

What are you going to do?  

When you read the headlines, do you think “It’s not mine”?  

When you read of lives lost, do you think of the cost?

What does it matter to you?

WHOSE LIVES MATTER TO YOU?

The word, matter, is used in slogans these days… all lives, black lives, police lives, children’s lives  (oh, back up a moment)…. all lives (but not the aborted) black lives (but not those targeted by PP);  police lives (not those in utero who may have grown up to be police) and children’s lives (except those in utero).

Google it:  The verb, matter, means “of importance or significance”.  The noun, matter, meansphysical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy.”

Former abortion workers  did not think that other people’s lives mattered- especially the unborn child.   They took part in abortions daily.  Working as security guards, escorts, receptionists, medical support or the person who performed the abortion, what ever had to happen to get the customer to choose an abortion, they did.  The baby would die.  Many women who worked in abortion clinics aborted their own children as well.  Their own children did not matter to them.
But many have had a change of heart.
Metanoia:  change in one’s way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion.
Click the link to Abortionworker.com (with printable information) website.
Former  abortion workers decided They Can Do It!  They can do better!  
                                             
                                                                               They can save lives!  
And in turn, save their own lives.

Abortionworker.com- the ministry started by Abby Johnson (second from left) used a Rosie the Riveter campaign in “Quitting Takes Courage”.

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The unborn matter to people in Pittsburgh.

WE CAN HELP ABORTION WORKERS CHANGE THEIR HEARTS!  We can help them find the courage to quit working at an abortion mill.  We can help show them that God “loved us into being more then just matter”  because we are all made in the image and likeness of God.  

Pray for their conversion (metanoia) of heart; reach out; tell them about Abortionworker.com.  Print and reach out with the resources from Abortionworker.com (with printable information)

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Abby Johnson speaks to those who work for PP.    The pro-life group,  Secular Pro-life.org  reviews Abby  Johnson’s book  The Walls Are Talking.

 


If you think you can’t, you won’t try.   We can do this.  We can be strong in our convictions like the women whom “Rosie” represented.  We can be the change the world needs.  We can pray, educate and help change the hearts of women and men who work in the abortion industry.                                        WE  CAN DO THIS!

40 Days for Life:

Fall 2016 campaign- September 28 through November 6

Whose lives matter to you?   What do you plan to do?  

Check out the 40 Days for Life- Pittsburgh schedule for the fall campaign.   Vigil Schedule

Conflicted and Confused

 

 

How do we resolve conflict?

The woman carrying a child,who is not part of her plans, is in conflict in this world.    We live in a society that does not value human life in the womb. Therefore, a pregnant woman can be in conflict.  She may want very much to have the baby which is growing inside of her but other factors can influence her decision.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines conflict as 1. A fight, battle or war; 2. Competitive or opposing action of incompatibles; mental struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, wishes or external or internal demand 3. The opposition of person or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in drama or fiction.

We want to resolve conflicts.  How would you choose to resolve a conflict?

 

Abortion is the most aggressive and violent choice of conflict resolution.  The choice to abort kills the child.   As a result, abortion is the least effective way to resolve the conflict of an unplanned pregnancy. If one is looking for a win-win solution, abortion is not the answer.

Woman who choose to end their pregnancies may do so for varying reasons.  However, research (pro-life groups and pro-abortion groups)  shows that the choice to abort a baby is based on financial concerns more than any other reason.

 

 

Why do women choose abortions?  (This is a pro-abortion article but it shows how women choose abortion out of financial concerns more so than any other reason.)

 

“If we believe the survey, most of the women seeking to abort here did so, not because they were triumphantly exercising their ‘power to choose’, but because they felt like, given the circumstances, they had no other realistic choice.  Abortion forces on them a cruel, violent, destructive option that does little to solve their basic social or economic problems, which may, in part, themselves be a consequence of Roe’s forced cultural transformation.”

Lifenews- why do women have abortions

Johnstons Archive: reasons for abortions  “About 98.3% of abortions in the United States are elective, including socio-economic reasons or for birth control. This includes perhaps 30% for primarily economic reasons and possibly 0.1% each for sex selection and selective reduction of multifetal pregnancies.”  The AGI institute, cited in this review of data, is pro-abortion.

 

 

The laws in America are in a state of conflict since the decision of Roe v Wade (based on lies) was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973.  The decision is in direct opposition to the declared reason for America’s fight for freedom as stated in The Declaration of Independence.

When we can not turn to the law of the land for guidance in making positive decisions for life, we turn to our faith in God.  For example, in the  Catholic faith practice, the Cathechism of the Catholic Church is a guiding document.  For references please see: Good Acts and Evil Acts:  page 435 (1755-1756)  Safeguarding Peace:  pages 554- 559  2304: “…Peace cannot be obtained on earth without safeguarding the goods of people, free communication among men, respect for the dignity of persons and peoples, and the assiduous quality of fraternity.…” Common Good: pages 464- 466 (1901-1912).

The Ten Commandments written on stone tablets as directed by God to Moses are another set of guiding documents.  Every Christian denomination and the Jewish faith practice acknowledge The Big Ten.  Another Scripture passage that states it very clearly in terms of God’s guidance is Deuteronomy 30:19.

Students who take the equality part seriously speak out through Created Equal- FB page and  createdequal.org.  (Thanks Sally for the information!)

In our American educational system, children are taught to resolve conflicts peacefully.  If a child chose a violent means to an end, that child would be expelled and/or put in jail.  Pregnant women who are considering abortion need help and truthful, honest guidance to resolve the conflicted feelings they have.  Just as children need help, so do adults.  Young girls, the same ones learning about positive conflict resolution in the classroom, need to be guided to life saving conflict resolution when pregnant.

Conflict resolution lesson plans: “These lessons also support the responsibilities mentioned in the FCPS SR&R regulation. “Students are responsible for resolving disputes in an appropriate and nonviolent manner.”  (From the introduction for Fairfax County Schools).  The lessons also state:

*******Hints for dealing with conflicts on a one-to-one basis • TAKE TIME TO COOL OFF and  THINK ABOUT THE PERSON AS A PERSON. This helps to break down role stereotypes.********** (Think about the baby as a human- if  your take is that life doesn’t begin at conception then  think of the baby as a human being at 18 days when the heart begins to beat- or try living without a heart beat.  No heartbeat- CPR can bring someone back to life.  Is a born human not human when the heart stops beating?)

I can’t said the ant  a child’s story for adults about conflict resolution.    I can’t said the ant (with children)

 

Pregnancy-  it is not just a woman’s issue. There is the mother, the father and the child.  Once a women resolves the conflict with a pro-life mindset, miracles begin to happen!

Consider options other than abortion or contraceptiion:

Catholicsexuality.com  It really is for all.   This website addresses health issues related to abortion and contraception. (Dr. Anne Nolte actually responded to my private message.)

Center for Bio-ethical reform:   Caution: the opening video is graphic.  There is other information on the website which is very helpful should the graphic images be too disturbing to watch. ( Thanks Sally!)

End the conflict that the choice of abortion brings into our lives.      Choose life, it is good for the soul!

Marian R. Carlino

Power in peaceful presence & prayer

Yesterday was my very first experience with an abortion clinic vigil. There were no dramatic events or stories in the 4 hours I stood praying outside the Pittsburgh Planned Parenthood. Only a few people came and went at the clinic. The door was locked and most of those who entered and exited seemed to be employees rather than clients.

We did not have knowledge of any babies lives saved during those four hours we Presbyterian-Catholic-Bible Church-Orthodox-women, stood praying and sharing fellowship in our vigil. Still I could see in the faces that our very presence was having an impact. Several young men and women asked for a copy of the brochures we held. Many thanked us for being there and expressed support for the pro-life position. Only two in four hours expressed their wish that we would “leave everybody alone and go away”. Almost everyone looked at the signs.

Facial expressions varied as they passed by. A few glared, many looked away, some smiled, some frowned or looked at us with disgust. Many began a conversation among themselves about abortion as they passed, expressing their opinions to each other. Often they would look at the signs and then look up to see what building we stood in front of–realizing for the first time perhaps that abortions are taking place in Pittsburgh in a building they likely pass by every day. All of these reactions made the 4 hours of standing (including the few minutes of drenching rain, the less than pleasant city smells, the noise of buses and traffic, the glares from a few) worthwhile.

It was easy to see that this simple act of standing in prayer draws attention to the sin of abortion that Planned Parenthood would seek to hide. The clear discomfort of employees hustling to and from the building in our presence is evidence of God’s work in hearts and minds in answer to our prayers.

If you have been contemplating joining the vigil–do it! It will change you and you will be blessed!