Day 3: To pray for life St. John Neumann (Franklin Park); Holy Sepulcher Catholic Church, Butler;SS Peter & Paul (Beaver); Ascension Holy Name

INCLUSION BEGINS WITH THE UNBORN–  The prophets made it very clear what happens when the unborn are not protected.  Don’t take my word for it.  Take God’s WORD  for it.

“Because
they have forsaken Me and have made this an alien place and have
burned sacrifices in it to other gods, that neither they nor their
forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and because they
have filled this place with the blood of the innocent. . . .I will
cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hands
of those who seek their lives.” (Jeremiah. 19:4-7)

Those who know Jesus know the power of Jesus’ two-edged sword.  It is His Word.

3198 babies have been killed at Planned Parenthood 933 Liberty Avenue in 2015.  Open 4 days a week for abortions, that they admit to, PP has spilled the blood of the truly innocent.  Prayer and fasting is needed to rid this town of the scourge of abortion.  Witness and reaching out to the ignorant about abortion is most necessary. 

 

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Inclusion is a catch term these days.  Planned Parenthood  includes all the pre-born as targets for abortion.  Pro-aborts, PP, do a particularly good job of targeting certain populations because their founder, Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist.   Google’s definition: Eugenics (/juːˈdʒɛnɪks/; from Greek εὐγενής eugenes “well-born” from εὖ eu, “good, well” and γένος genos, “race, stock, kin”) is a set of beliefs and practices that aims at improving the genetic quality of the human population.  Read PP’s website to see who has been awarded the Margaret Sanger Award.

Planned Parenthood also targets populations within the pre-born population.   They are playing at being God and destroying precious life.

This blog is dedicated to two populations that are huge targets of the abortion industry.  Remembering Alan, Kathleen, Conner and Abraham  whose lives have enriched mine-  are not pictured in this blog

 

 

Chloe’s Law-is giving the unborn a better  chance.

Find out about a  man who is dedicating his life to the rights of the Down’s Syndrome babies in utero.  Read about Chloe’s law.

 

Also read this:

BlackGenocide.org   an excerpt from the website  ”

“Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36% of the abortions.  According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion.  On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States.”  (The Guttmacher Institute is pro-abortion and admits the statistics.)

 

 

 

 

 40 Days for Life when and where two and more are gathered in prayer, bringing the love of God to the sidewalk in front of a very busy abortion facility.  

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Henry, Helen, Kim and Mike- special people who do not only work on the sidewalk for life! Helen works year round and leads PCUC!!!! Seamus sent this in from Day 2!

 

Barbara takes the early shift on Fridays:

Arriving at PP, I noticed that Marian and Diane were already unloading our supplies.  Just after they left, Al arrived and stayed for my shift.  He is such a gift.

“Talking about abortion is so yesterday.  The Supreme Court settled that once and for all. Move on!”

If you really believe that, come and stand with us.  Give a “long loving look” (I forget who said that first) at the faces of the people passing by.  Some don’t care or wonder who we are.  Some look angry or annoyed.  But some other people…women…look just awful!  I would say they look haunted.  They turn away as much as they can and soldier by.

…if he turns away from his sin and does what is right…none of the sins he committed shall be held against him….Ezekiel 33.

Why should someone carry the awful sin of abortion when they regret it so?  That is so yesterday!

I hope my wearing the “Silent No More” placard will help someone to dare to choose life for herself, even as she mourns the loss of the child she aborted.

Barbara, Shift Manager

 

Marshall reports on the 9-11  shift:

The 9 to 11 a.m. shift was blessed because Our God is so good. I wondered if I would make into the “burgh” on time from “Steubie”, but I was early which was a good start! Many came out from Steubenville, St. John Neumann Church and Holy Sepulcher in the Pittsburgh area. We joined into group prayers like the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and some private prayer as well. Prayers for the workers at the clinic!

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Friends from Holy Sepulcher, Dennis and Peggy.
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Roger from St John Neumann Council and Holy Family Church with Dan from Holy Family in Steubenville.
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Diane, Nancy, Roger and Marshall pray from 9 to 11 at PP.

 

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Deborah and Janet come down from Holy Sepulchre.

Maria stood as shift manager for life from 11:30 -1:30:

Hi! shift went well – Parishioners from Holy Sepulcher  Church were with me for the entire shift (Regina took pictures  ).  One woman accused use of harassing Planned Parenthood customers and was very angry. Another women came and told us she was 12 weeks pregnant and even though her pregnancy was unplanned she was keeping the baby.  We provided her with fetal development and resource literature.  Marie H.

 

Regina R.  reports from 1:30- 3

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It was so nice to be greeted by the familiar faces of Robert, Gretchen  and Rick from Holy Seplucher in Butler, as they returned to participate In yet another (sadly necessary) 4O Days For Life Campaign!

Shift Manager, Marie’s kind smile and warm spirit encouraged me to take up the cross for life once again as I donned my badge and sign to begin my shift.

My dear friend and courageous warrior for Life, Pastor Bryan, whom God sent our way, as he generously, stood for 4 hours at 933 Liberty Ave. The love and joy, which he emanates, stands in vivid contrast to the dark happenings going on at this location, just one of his many Mission fields.

After catching up with Pastor, Gretchen and I we are graced with the opportunity to join him as he prayed and sang beautiful blessings over a lovely pregnant woman named Serena. Her glowing smile spoke to her joyful anticipation of her daughter who is due in December. We told her what a wonderful witness to the joy of motherhood she was and encouraged her to bring her baby to see us during our Lenten Campaign (should the sad need for it still remain)

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Gretchen and I prayed a meditative rosary before being joined by Ann, and Pro-Life veteran teenagers, Nate and Esther from Saints Peter and Paul in Beaver. Once Joe B. arrived to fill in as shift Manager for Nikki, we all prayed The Divine Mercy Chaplet together for the closing of 933 Liberty Ave.

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Thanks everyone for your prayerful witness to the sanctity and value of every human life!

Regina

 

 

 

 

 

Nikki our Coordinator takes her place  3- 5

I had a very hectic day today and knew I would be late for my 3 to 5 shift, so my wonderful husband Joe graciously agreed to fill in for me for the 3 PM hour. It was nice to see him praying with the group from Beaver and a man from Indiana when I arrived.

Since we, as a team, are praying for the closure of this Planned Parenthood and for the conversion of the staff, and this is day eight of our nine-day prayer, I got on my knees and prayed to the divine mercy of Jesus. I am trusting God, that his Will be done. We have seen such wonderful blessings these first three days already! God is good! I had a soggy, but wonderful, shift praying with these wonderful people. Thank you everyone for your sacrifice on the sidewalk today! As I was driving home after my shift, there was the most beautiful, humongous, brilliant rainbow arced all the way across the sky! Jesus I trust in You!                   Nikki

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Joe filled and for the first time ever as shift manager for the first hour of my shift!
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Ann with Nati and Esther from Saints Peter and Paul in Beaver, along with shift manager Joe and Don from Indiana

 

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Rick stops after work to pray a rosary. Thank you Diane for the loaded van, as I forgot my umbrella! The rain poncho was a blessing!

Pat closes the Friday vigil from 5 pm to 7 pm!

The evening was quiet without any real trouble at all.  Paul, Ed, and Theresa, are regulars at each campaign and I typically have the privilege of standing with them.  It was nice to catch-up and we had a good mix of prayer and conversation.
 
The only odd event of the evening occurred when I stood on the other side of the circle to pray silently.  A woman of about 40 stopped to read the sign I was wearing (about there being over 3,200 babies killed here.  She didn’t say anything, but when she walked over to the other side of the circle she looked at the fetal models and shook her head.  I went over to her to see if I could help her in some way.  She looked mildly distraught.  
The gist of the conversation that followed was that she thought it was wrong for us to have those fetal models out there because her daughter (who was not with her) thinks they’re real.  When I found out that her daughter was 13, I told her that, by that age, she certainly should be able to distinguish between a model and reality.
 She just kept shaking her head and quietly telling us that it wasn’t right and that we needed to take it down.  Pray for her.  My hunch is that she may have reacted the way she did because she has had an abortion.
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Dom from Indiana County belongs to the Ancient Order of Hiberians (AOH), an Irish-Catholic organization and Pat
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Paul, from St. Paul’s in Greensburg (and also a part of that AOH group), Ed, from the Holy Name Society of Ascension parish in Jeanette, and his daughter Theresa from St. Bernadette’s parish in Monroeville.

The 5 PM shift started with a deluge-type rain, which gave way to normal rain for about the next hour.  Towards the end, however, we had some sun with the rain which resulted in a nice rainbow over the federal building.  

 

 

There was a beautiful double rainbow surrounding Pittsburgh early this evening like the one in this picture.  God uses the rainbow to remind  us of His promise.  He is not exclusive.   But we have to remember that it wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.  Those who did not believe God’s messenger perished.  Each life is precious because He made each living person.  He gives us all a chance to get into His boat!

Marian

 

We stand UNITED  for life.  Check out the 40 Days for Life national website to learn more about the thousands of people across America and around the world who are also praying, fasting and reaching out to their communities to end abortion.  

Grief- We Remember

Remembering the victims and heroes of 9/11/2001

The passengers on Flight 93 saved lives by giving up their own lives….unborn children were on that flight.  They are remembered.

 

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Flight 93 Memorial Wall in Shanksville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
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and the unborn child

Who will He send to help us?

 

He sent His Son….

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The Pieta- Nikki’s painting with the unborn faces.

Who will go for Him?

 

40 Days for Life –     Fall/Autumn Campaign  2016

September 28- November 6  7am to 7 pm

Days of peaceful prayer to end the violence of abortion at 933 Liberty Avenue  Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

Will you answer the call?

Over 3000 babies were aborted at Planned Parenthood in 2015 according to their statistics.

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!