BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN FOR LECTURE TODAY!
FOUR SEASONS, ONE DAY. You’ve Got to LOVE Pittsburgh!
Many people came to pray this morning. About 8 college students from Pitt & CMU, as well as 2 ladies, and 2 beautiful little children, from City Reformed Church in Oakland, and people from St. Alphonsus, Our
Lady of Grace, St. Elizabeth and Trinity Cathedral. PP got a late start. Customers did not start going in until 8:30, but they were busy.
One couple came out too early to have had an abortion. The girl was carrying a white paper. They refused literature, got in their car, and left. Two ladies were fascinated by our fetal models and took literature. One of them took a small fetal model and card because her daughter had just given birth to a baby at 36 weeks.
A lady went by in a car yelling a standard pro-abort question: “How many have YOU adopted?” Standard answer, if they hang around to hear it, is: “As many as you have.” Which should make them stop and think.
Our status, whether we are old or young, male or female, have no children, or have born children, or have adopted children, has nothing to do with praying and offering women and men alternatives to abortion.
One thing I did notice during my shift, and which I’d never seen before, was that a large number of young women (25-35) exiting PP b/t about 4:30 and 5:15. They were primarily African-American, looked to be around college-age, and were dressed in a manner that you might see in an office setting on a casual Friday. While I attempted to give literature to many of them, all of them declined in polite manner. Were they attending some sort of PP seminar? Even a woman who passed by as a large group were coming out looked at me in a kind of horror. As we spoke it was clear that she understood well what goes on at PP and knew that this kind of a thing was a cause for concern.
I want to thank Joe W. (who was with me for about 2 hours), fellow Shift Managers Jim F. and Bill H., and Mimi, who showed up at 6:45 to pray the rosary. [I was glad to join her despite knowing that my participation was not really optional.] Inthe end, I was alone for a total of only 10 minutes, so thanks for all of you who were praying for me.
Finally, I want to send out a special thanks to Joe W. whose witness tonight to those who approach us – and in particular to a man named James this evening – was just fantastic. Joe, your passion for the faith and for the cause of the unborn is a beautiful thing to see. And you really inspired me as I listened to you say just the things James really needed to hear.
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Come join us for this incredible opportunity as Dr. Alveda King (the niece of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) comes to Pitt to talk to us about civil rights, life and the family. Admission is free!