Today was the first time I've returned to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Harrisburg since I've been back in Pennsylvania. This clinic is one I have been to many times, but the conditions have changed a little bit. What has not changed is that twenty women came for abortions (both medical - using a regimen of pills - and surgical abortions are conducted on Thursdays). What has not changed is that the City of Harrisburg has restricted pro-life people to the very ed
This morning a woman wearing jogging pants, sneakers, and a loose top was sitting on the curb between two cars on 2nd Street in Harrisburg, PA. It was 8:40 in the morning, and I was just arriving at Planned Parenthood to sidewalk counsel there. This woman was waiting for them to open the doors. Like so many others who came for abortions that day, she was all alone. My fellow sidewalk advocate this morning was Cynthia*. She told the woman sitting on the curb about the pain tha
As I write this, my friends and I are celebrating that Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center has been closed for more than a week. Who would celebrate that?! It sounds like a lovely place: Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center. It was a wretched place. As a staunch pro-life advocate and sidewalk counselor, I’ve always opposed any business doing abortions. Even in the best of conditions, abortion facilities are the place of nightmares. They are places where death is palpable. Hillcrest
This is my new Undefeated Courage hat! Thank you, Becky, for the unexpected, and most appreciated, gift. Today I was able to go and join Undefeated Courage for the second time this week. There were three more abortions at Hillcrest Women's Medical Center today. Every abortion is a tragedy, and seeing it multiple times a week can be very draining. Fortunately I am never alone at Hillcrest. The Undefeated Courage team is always there, and they are full of joy and life. From the
Today is Holy Wednesday in the Church calendar. For Christians, this week is the time we dedicate in remembrance and celebration of the work of Jesus Christ - who came as a man to bear our sins on the cross. Friday is Good Friday, the day Christ was crucified - he who knew no sin becoming sin for us. It is a holiday week, and every woman who has abortions this week will be reminded every year this holiday comes. Three women had abortions at Hillcrest in Harrisburg today. Beca
Yesterday I had trouble with my computer, and so wasn't able to write about Undefeated Courage's sidewalk advocacy. There were ten sidewalk advocates and prayer warriors at Hillcrest in Harrisburg yesterday. We prayed for the end of abortion. We called out lovingly to every person who went in to the abortion facility. We gave out information about free health resources in the area. Ten of us were there for Dr. Thweat, assisted by five staff, who aborted five children. Last we
There were sixteen clients in and out of the abortion facility yesterday. Twelve were there for abortions. A dozen abortions. Twelve pre-born human beings were killed in the womb. Some from as far away as Delaware. The parking lot was so full that people began to park in the driveway, blocking traffic. [They had to come out and move their cars later.] The weather was freezing. Although it was warmer compared to last week, the wind was coming up off of the river and piercing r
I am a Christian first and foremost. My identity in Christ prevails over all other aspects in each dimension of my life. . .