During the mid morning a young black lady (Jessica) arrived in a newer jeep, & parked on the street right next to us. As she headed in we offered material and she looked at it saying she wasn’t here for “that,” she was a Christian and just here for a job interview. She explained she was on her way to graduating as a nurse soon & looking for work until her husband returned from deployment. As soon as he gets back he is leaving the Navy & they were moving back east.
Anyway, Pam did a great job telling her what PP was really all about. (The young lady was under the impression that Planned Parenthood mostly did legit women’s health services and they were all about helping women. (This I think is a testimony of how well PP propaganda & telling lies over & over again actually works!) She had no idea of the stats on abortion here in SD at this facility alone, California or the nation. Pam also mentioned the movie & story about Abby Johnson & the movie Unplanned. Her eyes got a little wider as the facts rolled in.
We brought up the story of Margaret Sanger which she had heard about. The dots that didn’t connect initially was that PP was Sanger’s legacy. When we told her that, things seemed to click. She said “I can’t work here.” None the less she felt she need to go in for the interview just to keep her word etc. When she came out ~20-30 min later, we chatted again with her saying she declined the job & there was “no way” she would ever work at this kind of place.
She did say they told her how they operated,……providing an Ultrasound & showing the pictures to the mother, then “letting her decide”. Anyway, Jessica asked what churches we attended etc..…as she was a Baptist, so I pointed out where I go at Shadow Mountain Community Church out in El Cajon (9:00) & invited her out there. She said she couldn’t make it this week but maybe next. (I hope I do see her again.)
Last couple right before we left was pure drama. A couple parked right in front next to us again. The man blasted us “with both barrels” as soon as he got out of the car, yelling to stay away as we politely & calmly tried to share material. His wife/girlfriend (?), was very distraught & wouldn’t even look at us as she was hurried in escorted by this hot head. He screamed some obscenities….yelling the Bible was all “BS”, just a “big fairy tale” and that we better “be gone” when he comes out.
He came out shortly thereafter yelling for us to keep away & drove their car to the back lot. Coming around again to go back in was Act II. All we could do is say we were just trying to help & provide options but we couldn’t hardly get a word in edgewise. Finally we shouted back Hebrew 9:27, the Bible says, “first you die, then the judgement”…..not sure where that sword landed, or if it did any good, but pretty sure he heard it.
The above notes were sent by a weekly sidewalk counselor in San Diego.
If protesters have a right to protest, anti-protesters have a right to confront them.
Of course. But, it seems that man did not want to dialogue about abortion, as do the sidewalk counselors. And, those praying and offering alternatives to abortion are not usually protesters with big signs and raised voices. Over decades, praying (and protesting) at abortion clinics, I’ve seen a very few obnoxious prolifers, but, over that time, I’ve seen and heard many obnoxious, even threatening, “pro-choice” persons. If they’re pro choice, why don’t they want women and girls learning about their choices?
Yes, some protesters are obnoxious. Try 40 Days for Life, headed by young Shawn Carney. They do such wonderful work for God. They are deeply religious and prayerful. Shawn and Marilisa Carney converted Abby Johnson to Pro Life– and nany others– and have saved thousands of lives of unborn babies. Watch the film, “Unplanned” for more on this wonderful, true story– or, read the book by the same title, written by Abby Johnson. Abortion is Child Murder. No one has the false “right” to commit Child Murder.
Pink is a pretty color on women.
I agree. I wonder why there are no pink mantillas? White and black are very boring. Black is depressing, even; makes young women look like old ladies. Pink would add some attractive color to chapel veil options.
There are pink mantillas, and blue, yellow, red, purple, green and every other color. It depends on the woman wearing it and the season and time of the year. There are mantillas and veils with fringes, tallises, lace trim, and scarves, hats and pashimas, too. It depends on what Latin, or even some Ordinary Masses, to which one goes. And some ladies even go bareheaded at all the masses. They are not thrown out.
Now Good Night!
There are. Try ETSY or Amazon.
Even better– try Veils by Lily, in Kimmswick, Missouri, near St. Louis! (Maria) Lily Beck Wilson, the shop owner, is a young Catholic mother, who promotes the Catholic Faith, especially Eucharistic Adoration, along with her lovely, hand-crafted mantillas and chapel veils of all kinds, for Catholic ladies and their daughters, for Mass and teligious devotions. She also has First Holy Communion supplies for Catholic girls. She publishes beautiful Catholic conversion stories, on her Veils by Lily website, and information about the Catholic Faith, as well as her shop inventory of lovely mantillas and chapel veils. There is also a video tour of her shop. You can go to her website, place an order, sign up for her online newsletter– and call (800) 277-1813.
Maybe pregnant persons and their partners just want to be left alone. If you are a meat eater, do you want some vegetarian, PETA protestors harassing you as you attempt to patronize Outback Steakhouse or Whataburger?
Did you mean pregnant women and girls?
And, the sidewalk counselors aren’t harassing anyone.
Do you feel harassed when the Salvation Army folks have their kettles and invite you to give to help those in need?
Do you feel harassed by Walmart greeters or the ladies who offer you free samples at Costco?
(Now, I would be concerned about my mental health if I wanted to patronize Whataburger, if an In ‘N Out were nearby.)
Eating a cheese burger (harvesting meat) is the equivalent of killing human beings?
Two things: 1) PETA thinks it’s worse than abortion. 2) It’s a useful thought experiment to put yourself in the shoes of someone seeking a lawful service in a free country who has to cross a line of protestors to engage in lawful business. How would you feel or react if you had to cross a line of protestors or have pamphlets about vegetarianism shoved in your face just to eat at a restaurant? Now the man’s belligerent responses in the news story are more understandable and relatable. Morality aside. Put yourself in their shoes. They believe they are just seeking lawful medical care, and they don’t want to be pestered about it.
No one is shoving pamphlets in people’s faces.
As the deacon noted, “If they’re pro choice, why don’t they want women and girls learning about their choices?”
When it was lawful to discriminate against Blacks, are you okay with those who “pestered” others about it?
Slavery was lawful at one time too. Just because something is legal, like adultery, that doesn’t make it right.
Protesting abortion is a lawful service. We have rules to follow. There’s a line that we cannot not cross and we respect that. Police and pro-abortion protesters may not harass us. because what we do is lawful.
There’s quite a bit of difference between eating a steak and murdering a baby. Look into it; you may yet learn something, like, “pregnant persons” are females.
” He screamed some obscenities….yelling the Bible was all “BS”, just a “big fairy tale” and that we better “be gone” when he comes out.” Without God, everything is permitted.