Anti Abortion Liars. These Are Fake Clinics. They Are Anti-People.
Imagine coming to work and reading these words scrawled across the sidewalk for all to see. Slogans like these appeared in front of our North Side Center, The Nest, and our Oakland Center within the last two weeks. And our sign was vandalized. Yes. It made me angry.
But when a mob of pro-abortion activists appeared in front of our table at the Pitt Health Fair, my anger turned to immense pride as our team calmly stood to defend the work of Women’s Choice Network. While our staff helped Pitt students learn about our free services like pregnancy ultrasound and STD testing, a sizeable crowd gathered across the street with posters, signs and a bullhorn to accuse, deride, and dissuade students from visiting our table. When the shouting stopped, the abortion supporters walked directly to the table to confront our Staff.
“Abby and Nathalie were great,” reported WCN Nurse Manager Gloria Hale, “They were respectful and patiently answered questions and spoke the truth in love….At a certain point, the protesters just gave up and walked away in silence.” (“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1)
This is a spiritual battle. These young abortion activists are not our enemy, they are our mission field. Make no mistake; there is an enemy that is real. Satan seeks to steal, kill and destroy. He is called the father of lies and a deceiver. Many young men and women are seeking a “cause” and a “mission” and they want to change the world. Sadly, they’ve been convinced that wrong is right and day is night. When we stand confidently and show kindness in the face of opposition, Life Wins.
Thank you so much for your recent gift. I’m going to ask you to make that gift even more effective by praying for us this week. Here are three ways you can keep us in prayer to continue to win these battles for life.
- Pray for the safety of our Staff and for discernment about when and what to say to those who accuse and vandalize.
- Pray for the eyes of young people to be opened to the truth.
- Pray for those who are pregnant and need our services to find our advertising and become “deaf” to the lies that are told about us.
Thank you for supporting us as we support life!
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matt. 5:11, 12