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 but children who also have Down’s Syndrome represent all.

 

May these photos from the web will give a clearer picture of those targeted by the abortion industry.

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Portrait of beautiful young girl with flowers in the park
Portrait of beautiful young girl with flowers in the park

 

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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.)

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 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.  

 

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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.  

Do You Hear What I Hear?

                                  Do you hear what I hear? 

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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.”

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 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.

Encouraging comments from vigil participants

I have been receiving encouraging reports from our vigil managers and from many first-time vigil participants, and the positive experiences they are having.  I would like to share some of those reports with you here.

Lisa, shift manager for the 11-3 shift yesterday, wrote:

“I wanted to let you know how wonderful today was!!  So many people, so much beautiful fellowship… several people who came—on their own—as first timers.  SO COOL!”

Bob, of St. Irenaeus Parish wrote about his experience at the vigil this past Tuesday:

“Almost everyone from our parish who was present said this was their very first time participating in a prayer vigil before an abortion clinic.  Everyone was moved and energized by the experience.  We were not the only ones moved.  At about 10 a.m., a woman with her daughter (in late-teens, early 20’s) came out after spending approximately 2 hours in the clinic.  Her mother told us “She couldn’t do it.”  I personally cried tears of joy.  The shift supervisor from 40 Days for Life, and Fr. Joe, gave them information about the free clinic at Mercy Hospital, and they seemed genuinely happy about their decision for Life.  Another child was saved by God, and for God!

Most of the people who passed on the street were respectful, and many encouraging.  Those who were negative were in the decided minority, and behaved in an unchristian manner. One fellow, whom I recognized, told me to do something with myself that I really believe is physically impossible.  He did not recognize me, however, because like the others who were negative, he guarded his hatred by not meeting our eyes when he yelled.  I feel changed by this experience.  I met many old friends that I never knew I had.  I would encourage all to participate if they can.  This truly is God’s work.  You cannot get this close to Him and fail to feel His presence.”

Robin, from Christian Assembly of God wrote:

“I was out of my comfort zone as I participated in the Prayer vigil yesterday. This was the first time I or my church did anything like this. My pastor created an atmosphere of worship by singing most of the 5 hours we were there! We sang & we prayed! There were those who supported us being there, and others who did not. But I sensed many passing by were hurting people, & more uncomfortable than me. There were also those who wouldn’t even look at us. My heart was heavy as I realized the enormity of why we were there. I encourage all who can to go & participate, I don’t think you’d be the same afterward; I’m not, and would do it again!”

Our vigil has some times today, and in the next few days, where the churches were not able to fill… and our shift managers could use some company.  Please reply back and let me know if you can come be a witness for Jesus and for Life at the following times:

Tonight (Friday) from 4pm – 7pm (Shift manager is Randy)
Tomorrow (Saturday) from 5pm – 7pm (Shift manager is Maggie)
Sunday from 3pm – 7pm (Shift manager Jim)
Monday from 7am – 1pm (no church scheduled…shift manager Nikki)

Also, I would like to let you know of our up-coming events:

There will be a mid-point candlelit gathering on Tuesday, March 29, at 7:45pm (which is day 21 of our 40 days).  This will simply be a time to gather in Christian unity at the vigil site in front of Planned Parenthood (933 Liberty Ave.) for prayer and singing.  Everyone is welcome, but should be careful not to block the sidewalks or stand inside the painted circle around the entrance to Planned Parenthood.  We should be finished by 8:15pm.

Our 40 Days for Life closing rally has been set for Sunday, May 1, at Allegheny Center Alliance Church, from 3-5pm.  See the attached flyer for details.  Please mark your calendar, and pass along the flier to everyone you think would be interested.  A big thank-you to Jeannie French for volunteering to be our event coordinator and for planning this!!!

I just want to leave you with this final thought; the giant of abortion seems so huge…so fortified…and we seem so small.  Just like the 12 Israelite scouts who went to check out the Promised Land didn’t think they could conquer it…we don’t think our little efforts will do anything to end abortion. Because of our lack of faith, we have been forced to wander in this desert for almost 40 years, while 52 million innocents perished.  If you don’t think you can make a difference, take a look at the faces of those who have stepped out in faith so far, by watching this short video from our candlelight vigil held in the rain on March 5:

Also, check out the photos from our vigil so far .  There is hope in each face that our God will use us to end abortion, when more of us put our hope and faith in Him!

God bless you,
Nikki