“Freedom is a serious thing. It is responsibility. If you were to throw your child from the balcony, you’d suffer the consequences legally, but especially humanly. The ache would haunt you every day of your life. You’d have to learn to live with it, and if you didn’t learn to forgive yourself (a long, arduous, difficult journey), it would wear you down to the bone. If you do the equivalent when the child is in your womb, you can avoid the legal consequences (prison), but humanly, the pain weighs down every fiber of your being … The fact that it is legal is like an anesthetic: you have a pain in your soul, you anesthetize it socially, so you’re better. But it is just asleep: the pain is there, and remains temporarily anesthetized inside you, but your conscience awakens it from time to time, and it’s excruciating, frustrating, and in some cases devastating.
“Today, I who killed my child want to say: Legalization of abortion? It’s a huge deception. Our sacred freedom, which has life and death consequences, is being deceived: ‘Do what you want, your life is yours alone.’ [It’s] is a huge lie in this case, because there are actually two lives involved (three, really, because there is a father) and one of the three is totally innocent; and supposedly that “life” is yours. “Death” is yours, I should say… oh, what a deception, now that I see, now that I understand; it’s a deception disguised as progress, as false freedom.
“Millions of anesthetized women are wandering the world when they could have enjoyed a single kiss with their sweet baby: maybe he would be sick or disabled, maybe healthy … but each baby is the expression of a truth that nobody can misunderstand … life is always life … I am so grateful to the pope who says — speaking about abortion — “Is it right to rent a hitman to take someone out? Is it right?” This question should be shouted out and I want to cry out too: “Women, do not put your children in the hands of a hitman! They will die, and you will die with them, day after day … I did it and I am still dying. Don’t do it!”
“There are pro-life help centers in every city: that’s where you have to go. And if your baby is sick, look for the first mother you know who has a disabled child and ask her to tell you from the bottom of her heart what life has revealed to her. Do not be fooled by those who say it is only suffering … It is not so; every story is always, and above all, a love story. On my knees I beg you: if my words lead you to save your child’s life, I will also feel that you saved mine.” – Marina (a post-abortive mother)
Thank you to all who took part in our most recent 40 Days for Life campaign! It is always amazing that we are able to fill 40 days with a 24/7 peaceful, prayerful presence. Only God can make that happen! Thank you for listening to God speaking to your hearts to witness for life during our most recent 40 Days for Life campaign. Across all of the 400+ cities around the world that hosted a 40 Days for Life fall campaign, 510 babies and mothers lives(that we know of so far) were saved from abortion! That is what God can do with your peaceful, prayerful presence!
Now, we’ve transitioned into our 365 for Life campaign.
Please sign up for an hour on the sidewalk this week!
Monday, 11/12 – 1 needed at noon; 2 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Tuesday, 11/13 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at noon; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Wednesday, 11/14 – 1 needed at 1p; 1 needed at 4p and 1 needed at 5p.
Thursday, 11/15 – 1 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 1 needed at 11a; 1 needed at noon; 1 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
Friday, 11/16 – 2 needed at 9a; 1 needed at 10a; 2 needed at 11a; 2 needed at noon; 2 needed at 1p and 1 needed at 2p.
A Prayer for Life (USCCB)
Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness.
Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain
your precious gift of life.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever.