I may be one of the vast MINORITY of airline passengers who listens to the safety instructions given by the cabin steward/s. I guess part of me thinks its rude not to look when someone’s speaking. I always count the number of seats I’d have to pass before my exits, and look around to see others on the flight who made need a bit of help. It has been years since I travelled with a minor, but one direction I am sure I know is this: IN THE EVENT OF A CABIN EMERGENCY, SECURE YOUR OXYGEN MASK FIRST BEFORE TENDING TO YOUR CHILD’s. I’ll admit to hearing that for the first time and thinking “this is backwards– children are in the most danger in risky situations, they need to be aided first” … After thinking it through I eventually realized that the direction given by the cabin steward was most certainly correct. You must stabilize your own well-being IN ORDER to help someone else.
Same with Abortion! If we want to provide assistance to an unborn child who is threatened by abortion, we must ensure HER MOTHER is OK–
For years the pro-life movement has been relaying the stunning development of a fetus. We know so much about these innocent little beings– how truly unique they are, even showing left or right handedness in the first trimester. We have rallied around the FACT that an individual growing human life exists before birth. It is important information.
EXCEPT…. This beautiful child lives within her mom. A Crisis Pregnancy is not a Pregnancy in Crisis— It is a pregnant MOM with a Crisis.
The baby is NOT the crisis. He or she is naturally, wonderfully, developing within mom without any special assistance from anyone! I’d suggest that the baby is VERY self-sufficient in utero. Moms don’t even have to feed unborn babies- they help themselves! The womb is often seen as a symbol of warmth and peace and comfort. Indeed it is.
It is the outside world that generates the crisis— A woman not be capable of providing for a child, the father of the child not supportive or even violent, the woman’s work environment will not support her pregnancy, the woman still needs to finish her education……. !
As we move forward in this important mission of LIFE, we must commit every resource possible to ELIMINATE the Crisis from a Pregnant woman’s life instead of eliminating her Child. As we stand outside the Abortion Center, we must remember that the VERY BEST WAY to give hope to children threatened by abortion is to GIVE HELP and HOPE and LOVE to their mothers.
Be that person who everyone knows will love and not judge, will be generous to a fault, will listen and understand.
Let’s “Secure Mom’s Oxygen Mask” so SHE can in turn be able to care for her child.
7-9 Report from Tim
It was a brisk yet very blessed morning. There were no pp escorts which we took to mean no abortions were being performed and lives were saved today. While the group from St Elizabeth’s was standing vigil a young woman walked by and erupted into the pro abort rhetoric However, we starting in a lower tone talking with her and she opened up for a back and forth discussion. She voiced her concern with the possible abuse that could occur with adoption and then shared with us that she had an abortion. After several group hugs she apologized for her harsh words and accepted the Rachel’s Vineyard pamphlet. Please pray for her healing. Tim
9-11 Shift report from Sue:
There were no escorts at PP when I arrived this morning! Very few people entered during the first hour, so we are hoping that PP did not do abortions today. Although in the last half hour it seemed to get busier with several couples and women who were alone entering their doors. I was joined by a nice sized group from St. Michaels in Wheeling. It was one of their participants first time on the sidewalk and he led the Rosary and Divine Mercy. Mike prayed on his knees on the sidewalk. Dean and St. Bonaventure’s showed up for the next shift with bouquets of flowers in memorial for the aborted children. Thank you for remembering and thank you to all who came to pray today! Sue
11-1 Shift Report from Dean
There was a strong show of support for 40DFL by St. Sebastian of North Hills and St. Michael’s of Wheeling, WVA when I arrived this morning.
A young woman talking with one of the faithful from St. Michael’s, tried in vain to prove her point that a baby isn’t a person until the baby is outside of the womb.
God has a destination and a purpose for all the lives that He has created.
Shift report from Billy
Today, I was accompanied by a man named Tom and his family and Libby and Vince from St. Sebastian . We ended up having a conversation about the catholic teachings of life and we ended by seeing two adorable children walk by. I was also accompanied by Mary Jane. Tom was reciting Psalm 51 by memory and it was word for word because I was following along with my Bible ! A gentleman stopped and told us it was beautiful.
Another gentleman stopped to talk about an abortion. Mary Jane and he had quite a conversation. The next group arrived early from Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and Tom repeated Psalm 51 — I read Isaiah 53 l
I forgot to mention this last week planned parenthood‘s door was not working properly , and it still today — so praise God for that.
Shift manager Marshall 3 to 5:
The weather has turned but we strive to grow in the grace of our Lord. Today from 3 to 5, it was so wonderful to see men at the clinic.
Generally, it is mostly ladies which is a good motherly witness and presence, but we do need men to stand for life as well. Thanks to the men of Zion Baptist whom stood with me and others. Also, we met a mother of a Franciscan University student. She stopped by from her hotel to pray. She sat a the closed door of PP as an independent silent witness. It was beautiful. God bless!