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, means“physical 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.
Former abortion workers decided TheyCan 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”.
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.
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
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!