Two Possible Saves An estimated 17 children were intentionally killed inside the Northern Illinois Women’s Center this past week; Woman Injured By Abortion In Rockford / Serious Dangers To Rockford Because Of Out Of State Abortionists; Powerful Sermon Exposes The Racist Agenda Of Abortion; Abortionist from Notorious Rockford Abortion Facility Claims Victimhood in NYT Article; The Pro-Life Action League is Coming to Rockford; Moms Take Babies Saved from Abortion by Pregnancy Help Centers to Congress
On Friday July 23, an estimated nine children were killed inside Rockford’s abortion mill. We clearly saw this morning what abortion has to offer the world and what Christianity offers as well.
On young woman who brought a friend in for an abortion had some interaction with a sidewalk counselor. When she was offered help for her friend, she angrily said, "Life sucks, and the baby is better off dead." She went on to say that she has children and that if she ever gets pregnant again, she would kill that child.
The sidewalk counselors treated her with patience and understanding. Sadly, she was a prime example of what abortion teaches our young people. If life is difficult, it is better to murder a baby than be unconvinced.
"We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 1:3
We also saw this morning the inspiring faith of dozens of Christians who stood in a driving rain storm for three hours to offer the love of Jesus Christ to mothers and children in need.
A few lightning strikes were too close for comfort, but not one of these people stopped praying or left. They knew they could be the last hope a child might have this morning.
This hope might have had a life-saving effect today. One car driven by a young lady passed by the mill four times. Each time she looked at the people praying, some of them on their knees in the rain, but when she slowed down near the abortion mill driveway, she did not go in.
She kept driving around, but it seemed every time she saw the women, men, and children in humble prayer in the pouring rain, she could not bring herself to enter the mill.
Another young woman and her friend looked at the people praying in the rain, especially at the Priest who was praying near the driveway, before they entered the mill parking lot. They only stayed a short time and then left.
"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8
Those who pray and work for life anywhere are all Christ’s witnesses to life. The witnesses to Christ and life who stood in the rain this morning offered love and help and gave hope to at least two mothers and possibly saved two children.
On Wednesday July 28, an estimated eight children were intentionally killed inside the Northern Illinois Women’s Center.
Rockford Pro-Life Initiative
The mission of Rockford Pro-Life Initiative is to eliminate abortion in the Rockford area through Prayer, Fasting, Education, and Personal Sacrifice.
Woman Injured By Abortion In Rockford / Serious Dangers To Rockford
Because Of Out Of State Abortionists
Powerful Sermon Exposes The Racist Agenda Of Abortion. This video is an important message to the people of Rockford.
Christians who pray at Rockford’s abortion mill have seen first hand exactly what this Pastor is speaking about;
the direct connection between racism and abortion.
Abortionist from Notorious Rockford Abortion Facility Claims Victimhood in NYT Article
The Pro-Life Action League is Coming for a
Rockford Face The Truth Tour
Tuesday August 10, 2010
(please note the revised times)
Corner of Riverside and Alpine 9:30am – 11:00am
Corner of Alpine and E. State St. 11:30am – 1:00pm
Lunch at the Old Country Buffet 525 South Perryville Road
$9.00 per person / 6.00 per child / free for non Rockford area residents
Corner of E. State St and Perryville Rd. 3:00pm – 4:30pm
In Rockford , babies—and their parents—have been saved from abortion by Face the Truth—a bold and effective pro-life initiative that exposes the truth about abortion:
We Need Your Help To Save The Lives Of Rockford’s Children
We need you to help show the people of Rockford that abortion is the deliberate taking of an unborn child’s life. If you believe that abortion is murder, this is your chance to stand up and be counted.
Join us at the above locations as we line the roads at major intersections of Rockford to show our city what we have done to over 50,000 babies in Rockford.
Go Forth and Teach
Jesus told His followers to "go forth and teach." Face the Truth responds to the Gospel call by teaching the truth about abortion. The truth is that abortion kills innocent human beings, made in the image and likeness of God. That is why we must take the pro-life message to the streets of our cities.
We are living in the midst of a national atrocity. Since the 1973 Supreme Court abortion decisions, over fifty million children have been destroyed before they were born.
Our signs depicting prenatal life and the aborted child reveal the hidden victims of this atrocity.
While the signs are displayed along the roadways, other volunteers distribute literature to passing motorists and pedestrians to help them understand the gravity of the Culture of Death.
Pictures Expose Lies
Photographs and films of human beings stacked like cordwood outside Nazi concentration camps exposed the murderous truth of Nazi genocide. Disturbing as these images are, we all recognize the value of squarely facing the truth of the Holocaust.
Similarly, our pictures of aborted children lay bare the blatant lies and hypocrisy used by the abortionists to conceal the wholesale slaughter of unborn babies. Photos of these aborted children rip off the mask of "choice." The truth hurts, but the lie hurts so much more. Once people have faced the truth, they are less likely to become involved in abortion.
A Graphic Reminder
When Christ died for us, it was in a very graphic way—a public crucifixion. His body, twisted, disfigured and covered with blood, hung on a cross for three hours in full public view.
He said He had to be lifted up in order to show His love for us and to show us the seriousness of sin.
Likewise, our pictures graphically portray the reality of abortion in the public square, and show the seriousness of taking the life of an unborn child.
The Tragedy of the Culture of Death
One of the tragedies of abortion is that innocent children cannot be sheltered from the truth that one-third of their brothers and sisters, classmates and friends have been aborted. We use large warning signs to help parents shield their children from our pictures, but the only way to really protect our children is to stamp out the Culture of Death. We invite all concerned parents to join us in restoring a Culture of Life.
Awaken the Nation
Nationwide, Face the Truth Tours are showing Americans the hidden slaughter of its unborn children. If people are troubled by these graphic pictures, they should stand up against the killing the pictures expose.
We need your help to make our neighbors face the truth. Join us!
Moms Take Babies Saved from Abortion by Pregnancy Help Centers to Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Women who rejected the “choice” to abort their babies will be bringing their children to Washington D.C. this week to tell Congress how thankful they are for the life-saving work of pregnancy help centers.
Babies Go to Congress, a Heartbeat International project, provides an opportunity for women to speak publicly, on Capitol Hill, about their gratitude for the support they received when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Heartbeat International, founded in 1971, is a Christ-centered association of more than 1,100 pregnancy help centers, maternity homes, non-profit adoption agencies, pregnancy help medical clinics and abortion recovery programs in 50 countries.
One of the testifying moms, Danica Fountain of Arizona, says she felt pressured to abort her baby before she arrived at the Women’s Center of Tucson, a local pregnancy resource center. “I was absolutely shocked to see that this so called ‘blob of tissue,’ the term I so commonly heard people use when referencing a pregnancy this early on, was in fact a fully formed baby! She had a head, arms and legs," says Fountain.
“When I saw my baby’s heart beating I knew I would do anything to protect my child."
Fountain is scheduled to meet with members of Congress this week. “The emotional support I received from the pregnancy center helped me realize that I could succeed as a single mom," she said. "So I continued in my full time position at the bank, knowing they were there if I needed more encouragement or practical help. I can never thank the Women’s Center of Tucson enough.”
The visits will occur only weeks after news broke earlier this month that U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) would introduce a bill, known as the "Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women’s Services Act," to restrict the activities of pregnancy resource centers. The measure aims to force such centers to loudly advertise their lack of abortion services, and is strongly supported by NARAL and Planned Parenthood, who have complained of the centers’ siphoning off customers from "legitimate reproductive health care centers."
“Congress needs to hear from the women served by nonprofit pregnancy centers,” said Heartbeat President Peggy Hartshorn. Praising the moms for sacrificing their time for the campaign, Hartshorn added, “This is a testament to the fact that our elected officials need to support public policy that preserves the bond between mother and child.”
“These moms and babies put real faces on the abortion issue as they testify to the fact that pregnancy help centers are serving communities by uniting thousands of individuals passionate about life,” said Heartbeat Director of Public Policy/PR Virginia Cline.
Cline pointed out that pregnancy resource centers affiliated with Heartbeat “provide options and resources for pregnant women who are not satisfied with the choice to abort a child." "Our families and the future of our country are strengthened by the life affirming work of pregnancy help ministries," she said.
Another mom heading to Congress, Terrie Thompson, said the volunteers at her local center "have been my rock" as she struggled to raise her daughter.
"When I lost my apartment, they helped me find shelter. When I couldn’t work, they supported me financially, and when I needed support, they were there for me emotionally. They listen with an open ear and heart, and always help me find solutions," she said. "For that, I thank them.”
With this trip, Heartbeat’s Babies Go to Congress will have brought the stories of real-life moms and their pregnancy resource centers to 125 congressional offices.
Heartbeat affiliates provide the emotional support and practical help needed to sustain a healthy pregnancy. Without any financial gain, Heartbeat’s network provides the information that it says women need to make an informed decision, including the facts that abortion providers often leave out.
Utilizing more than 25,000 volunteers, Heartbeat says its network saves about 2,000 babies a week from abortion. The organization notes that doctors, lawyers, nurses, social workers, educators and other professionals are pregnancy center volunteers, many of whom have had a personal experience with an unexpected pregnancy.