Posts Tagged ‘40 Days for Life’
From the 40 Days for Life blog, Day 31:
Eileen in Beaumont recently witnessed some men who answered the call on what was otherwise a typical day on the job.
A truck from a heating and air conditioning contractor pulled up in front of the abortion center where the 40 Days for Life vigil is in progress. A couple of guys got out and saw the signs: “Pray to end abortion.”
“Do they do abortions in there?” asked one of the men. The volunteers responded, “Yes, they do!”
This man had not been aware of that. “We don’t do work for people who do abortions,” he said sharply, “and we will tell them so!”
With that, the two men went inside the abortion facility, came right back out, got in their truck and left.
“We want to encourage all businesses to be as brave as those folks,” Eileen said of the men who put principle above money. “Our world would be different if everyone took such a strong stand.”
Updates from the 40 Days for Life campaign, Day 26. I recommend listening to the short interview from London.
It runs March 9 through April 17.
Find out more about a young lady who has been doing wonderful work in Texas, and who has some words of encouragement and advice for those of us who are pro-life, in Jennifer Fulwiler’s interview with Elizabeth McClung. Click through from the above-linked post for the interview.
Last night, I was visiting with a retired couple that was visiting relatives of mine, and I was bemoaning that there weren’t any 40 Days for Life vigils within commuting distance of here, or within commuting distance of a nephew I wanted to visit, or within commuting distance of my parents-in-law, either. I had assumed there would be a vigil I could join, but so far, to my frustration, it’s not working out.
From their reaction, I realized that these folks had never heard of 40 Days for Life, so I told them about that, and what I admired, respected and liked about how the program goes about doing what it does. I stressed the high standards for conduct, the peacefulness, the prayers for the workers as well as the clients, etc.
The wife said that she had seen a vigil something like that near where they lived, but it must not (she said) be the same thing, because they were outside a Planned Parenthood clinic instead of an abortion clinic. From the way she said it, it was clear that she thought it odd these folks thought there would be anything worth protesting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.
Thanks be to God somehow I was given words and attitude to deal with her confusion without dismay or exasperation or impatience. I explained that Planned Parenthood was in the abortion business, and probably that clinic did abortions there.
She was shocked. “Oh,’ she said, ‘I didn’t know that.”
Keep chatting, ladies. You can’t know when you’ll stumble into honest ignorance.
From the Green Bay, Wisconsin 40 Days for Life website:
Friends and supporters of 40 Days Green Bay are always welcome to walk and pray at any hour of the day or night during our vigil. To maintain minimal coverage, we cover shifts as follows:
Night Shifts (6pm-8am; 14 hours/day)
These shifts are manned by our Sleep No More men, who have determined that men have a grave responsibility to Serve, Defend and Protect the family. Because women often get up with the babies, we’ve vowed to Sleep No More, until the culture of death is defeated.
Day Shifts (8am-6pm; 10 Hours/day)
In order to encourage growth of pro-life activism in our Catholic parishes and Christian denominations, we seek to fill five two hour shifts each day with church groups. Nearly 50 different church groups are uniting to defeat this outrageous evil. Join us!
Thank you, gentlemen.