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Sidewalk Counseling-Remembering that the Abortion Volunteers are Also Children of God

      It is difficult for those of us who are Pro Life to understand how anyone could work for Planned Parenthood or other abortion mills much less volunteer to stand guard to fend off the advances of our sidewalk counselors to their “clients/victims”.  We are oftentimes tempted to verbally engage the volunteers in debate and even with derision.  When we are tempted to “fly off of the handle”, we need to remember the following:

  1. John 1:12:  “But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name”.  The workers and volunteers of abortion mills are but one step of faith away from receiving salvation by excepting Christ as their Savior and living a life that is not mired in the blood of innocent lives.
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:19:  “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?”  Often the volunteers and workers of the abortion mills believe they are serving a higher purpose by “helping women” through abortions.  Their ignorance can only be overcome by the Holy Spirit dwells in each of us.  Our prayers and fasting can cause these lost souls to seek the Holy Spirit and allow him in their heart and realize that “they are now of their own.”
  3. 1 Corinthians 3:23:  “…and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.”:  The workers and volunteers of abortion mills have the potential of being one with Christ and thus one with God.  It is our role as Christians to facilitate those lost in this dark world of abortion to come to Christ by our prayer and most of all by our example of love and compassion for the mothers contemplating abortion, post abortive parents, and the workers and volunteers of abortion mills.
  4.   John 1:7:  “There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.…”  God sent John the Baptist to lead the way for Christ to be accepted as the Light of the World.  So are we sent to shed the Light of Christ to those who volunteer or work for abortion mills.  The abortion mills cannot exist without workers and volunteers.  By keeping our eyes on the CROSS, by maintaining our focus on the truth that only Christ could purchase our salvation, and by humbly addressing the workers and volunteers, can we dare to hope that the Holy Spirit will open their hearts to Christ and turn them away from their culture of sin and death.

The volunteers or workers you encounter may be one prayer away from their own salvation.  They may be struggling with the irrationality of helping by killing!  They probably have some experience in their life with Christianity, some positive, some not.  We need to make sure our witness is for the Light of Christ and not for our own hatred of the sin, thus turning away the sinner.  How many of us have used the phrase, “There but for the Grace of God go I.”  Well, picture yourself in the shoes of the abortion mill workers and volunteers.  There life is probably not all roses.  Your prayer, fasting, kindness and courtesy will go a lot farther than your derision…

If you are not aware of “And Then There Were None”, download the link below.  This is a program you can use to entice workers away from their life of death.  They even offer help in offsetting the loss of salary for those who choose to leave Planned Parenthood.  The organization was founded by Abby Johnson who used to be a Director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas.  She is now a staunch supporter of Life and is now working with “40 Days for Life” and other organizations promoting the end to abortion.

Click on this link to learn more:  ATTWN-Brochure-Black and White

RD Pierini

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Abortion Clinics, 44 Closed Down in 2013 So Far: Use 40 Days for Life to Close Even More!

44 Abortion Clinics Closed in 2013

The sign outside Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas, comes down in late August, marking another of 44 abortion clinic closings so far this year. (Photo Courtesy of 40 Days for Life)

“40 Days for Life” is an ADVOCACY EVENT FOR LIFE, and not a Protest Against Abortion which is why it is so effective in shutting down Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities.  The Event does not match the perception of the media’s portrayal of a “Pro Life Protest” where violence and intimidation is used to “scare” potential abortion clients.  Nothing could be farther from the truth!  Each event day and  night is spent praying for the babies; praying for the mothers and fathers; and praying for the abortion clinic workers.  The participants each include fasting in their vigil to further the spiritual experience of the event and to adhere to scriptural teachings regarding fasting and prayer.  Interaction with potential abortion clients and clinic workers is respectful, and uplifting.

This year 44 abortion clinics have closed down across the country including very large and active facilities such as NOVA Women’s Healthcare in Fairfax, Va..  This clinic alone performed 3,066 abortions in 2012.  Overall, the closings represent a 68% increase in surgical abortion clinic closings from 2012 to 2013!  There are three primary reasons for the closing of these clinics:

  1. Local Pressure For Legislation:  State Legislatures are being pressured to act against the proliferation of abortion and to enact laws limiting when abortions can be performed and under what kind of facility conditions and staffing.  48 of the 50 states considered 360 Pro Life laws this year with 69 such measures actually passing by States in 2011 and 2012.  The new laws include limiting abortion to the first 24 weeks of a pregnancy to imposing logical, medical safety requirements on abortion clinics.
  2. An Upsurge in Pro Life Activities Lifting Pro Life Acceptance:  The majority of Americans continue to favor abortions limits, 52% versus those who favor abortions without restrictions, 26%.  20% still feel that abortions should be outlawed altogether.  Taken as a whole, 72% of Americans favor either doing away with abortion or applying limits to abortion.  These trends are on the upswing as more Americans are engaging in prayerful Pro Life events such as 40 Days for Life.  Abortion horror stories like the ones about convicted abortionists Kermit Gosnell fuel America’s disgust for these barbaric practices.
  3. A Significant Decline in the Abortion Rate:  Events like 40 Days for Life awaken potential clients to the alternatives to abortion.  Many of the 40 Days for Life group maintain a year around schedule of vigils outside of abortion clinics on the days abortions are scheduled and performed.  The lower number of abortions per clinic lowers the profitability of each clinic making it harder to keep their doors open in spite of taxpayer subsidies.  Pro Life Pregnancy Centers are very effective in converting abortion leaning women into keeping their babies and choosing life.  Our goal needs to be to drive potential abortion clients towards our Pro Life Pregnancy Centers where the mothers can receive unfettered access to their babies sonograms and physical vital signs.  When that happens, the babies become real and the decision for life reaches a 75% level.

Get Involved:

it is easy to get involved.  Go to http://www.40daysforlife.com/ to find upcoming events in your area.  If you are on the Monterey Peninsula, go to http://www.40daysforlife.com/Seaside and sign up to participate in our fasting, prayer and vigil activities.  Check with your local church or synagogue to see what Pro Life ministries they may have in your own church or synagogue.  If you are on the Monterey Peninsula, go to http://www.RespectLifeCarmel.com and find links to events, activities and Pro Life facilities in our area.  You are not alone and there are more Pro Life people in your community than there are pro abortion.

RD Pierini

Hat Tip:  Gallup:  http://www.gallup.com/poll/1576/abortion.aspx

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Alternatives to Planned Parenthood in Monterey County

You may think to yourself, I support Life but I am not going to Planned Parenthood for an abortion,

so why Shouldn’t I use Planned Parenthood’s other services? 

  • Because Planned Parenthood is the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider who provided 333,946 abortions in 2012 according to their own 2011-2012 Annual Report. (1)
  • This is one Abortion Every 94 seconds. 
  • So by the time you finish reading this article, two more Planned Parenthood Abortions would have taken place and two more unborn children killed at their hand.

So, where can you go to obtain the same non abortion services that you receive at Planned Parenthood?

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Here is a list of other providers we recommend who provide care for women and their unborn babies

and many provide these services for free or for a low-cost. 

Please consider taking your business to one of these Life Affirming Providers:

  • Pregnancy Testing:  The following organizations offer free and confidential pregnancy services and include:
    • Free pregnancy test.
    • Ultra-Sound.
    • Personalized Counseling of ALL of your options.
    • Medical Exams.
    • Compassionate Assistance and Support.
    • Post Abortion Counseling.
    • Compassion Pregnancy Center & Clinic: 
      • 640 Cass Street, Monterey, CA, (831) 373-5500
    • Confidence Pregnancy Center
      • 780 E. Romie Lane, Suite C, Salinas, CA, (831) 757-5500
    • 24-Hour Help Line:  (800) 395-HELP
  • PAP/Reproductive Services:  The following Clinics offer Free or Low Cost PAPS and Reproductive care.
    • Women’s Annual Exams
    • Cancer Screening
    • Reproductive Health Counseling
    • Mammogram Referrals
    • Assistance with Family Pact, Medi-Cal and Baby-Cal.
    • Seaside Family Health Center
      • 1150 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA, (831) 899-8100
    • Monterey County Health Clinic at Marina
      • 3155 De Forest Road, Marina, CA, (831) 384-1445
  • STD/HIV Test:  You can receive Free STD/HIV testing at ANY Facility that accepts Family Pact or Medi-Cal.
    • Free referrals and Help with Family Pact and Medi-Cal
    • Seaside Family Health Center
      • 1150 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA, (831) 899-8100
    • Monterey County Health Clinic at Marina
      • 3155 De Forest Road, Marina, CA, (831) 384-1445
    • Free and Confidential Testing:
      • John XXIII Aids Ministry
        • 1121 Baldwin Street, Salinas, CA (831) 442-3959
  • Low Cost Child & Adult Immunizations:  
    • Seaside Family Health Center: 
      • 1150 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA, (831) 899-8100
    • Monterey County Health Clinic at Marina
      • 3155 De Forest Road, Marina, CA, (831) 384-1445

Looking for a Doctor who Supports Life?

  • Dr. Robert Rosett, (831) 751-3505
  • Dr. Stephen Walker, (831) 373-2486
  • Dr. Mary K. Brewster, (831) 649-0111
  • Dr. Richard Alexander, (831) 373-1373

Looking for Facts on Abortion?

Looking for Information on the Impact of Abortion on Women?

Looking for Information on the Link of Abortion to Breast Cancer?

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Why Should I care Where I receive these Services?

  • 3,600 abortions are performed everyday in our country which is one abortion every 24 seconds!
  • More American Lives have been killed through abortion than ALL of the Soldiers killed in War throughout the History of Our Nation!

WOMEN DESERVE BETTER THAN ABORTION!!  Many women who have aborted their child will experience life long regrets as a result of this so called “SAFE”, “SIMPLE”, Surgical Procedure”…   Respect Life are here to help women, while the Abortion Industry is there to make a profit hurting women for a Life-Time!

JUST BECAUSE ABORTION IS LEGAL, DOESN’T MAKE IT RIGHT!  Slavery was once Legal, but terribly wrong.  Dehumanizing citizens based on the color of their skin was an atrocity in our Nation’s History, but now we discount the person-hood of the UNBORN CHILD merely because of its size.

ABORTION IS THE CIVIL RIGHT ISSUE OF OUR TIME

Because of all of these reasons, won’t you please seek your Medical Services elsewhere, rather than support what goes on in a Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility?  By going elsewhere, YOU can send a POWERFUL MESSAGE to the Abortion Industry that WE do NOT Support Killing of Unborn Children!

Please print this article so you can reference our non Abortion Providers of healthcare services for women and help save the lives of unborn children.

(1)  Hat Tip:  http://cnsnews.com/news/article/planned-parenthoods-new-annual-report-we-did-333964-abortions-1-every-94-seconds

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