Whose Life Matters Anyway? Thoughts from the Sidewalk.

Lots of stuff going on in the public space right now. It has been largely overwrought with manufacturing fear and forced displacement in the recent days. As a group, we do protest and participate in demonstrations. We also have outreaches amid the assumed chaos so that everyone who has questions and concerns will be addressed quickly. Being armed with answers rather than unrest is key.

However, we are not seeing that with this new movement blanketing our major cities. Rather, they have unrest and anger with the out loud blessings of the far left community and politicians. Business owners have actually apologized to this so-called movement for having businesses in their way while rioting, noting they may have to close permanently or dig deep into their personal savings because of the damage incurred.

A couple of days ago, a woman who attended BLM/Antifa protests came to the sidewalk to ask: “How are you able to peacefully do this and not being bothered by the police while we are getting teargassed with our hands up?” The idea here is that we are also ‘protesting’ which is not always true. Trying to save an unborn person’s life is not protesting, it’s counseling young mothers to know their worth and ability to be the mother God intended for their unborn child. They answer is YES, there is counseling and protesting on the sidewalk, but not in the exact same space otherwise it causes confusion. No yelling, no name calling, no personal attacks. Ever.

Here, we have TWO different types of protesting. Good prolifers find out about where the public right of way is, addresses the issues and police correctly, and does not get violent or harass, understands time limits particularly if a permit had to be pulled. Prolifers speak with love and truth, we have answers and resources. The ‘protesters’ she is speaking of are purposely blocking roads and highways, beating up bystanders and business owners, busting up private and public property, ignores curfews and orders and laws.

Abortion has claimed AT LEAST 20 MILLION black lives since 1973. When you do the math,

black women disproportionately abort FOUR times more than white women. In NYC, more black women abort than give birth. Why? What is the cause of this extreme racism toward

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unborn minority children? Why are minorities targeted by the far left and the abortion industry? Why do they want to separate women from their unborn children?

According to the report, in 2013 black women accounted for 29,007 terminated pregnancies, representing almost 42 percent of all abortions in the city. That same year, black women in the city gave birth to 24,108 babies. With abortions surpassing live births by nearly 5,000, African American women in the city clearly terminated pregnancies more often than they carried babies to term. Black women terminated pregnancies at a rate of 67.3 per 1,000 women ages 15 to 49, a rate far higher than any other racial or ethnic group……The numbers for black women in NYC starkly contrasted with women in other racial and ethnic categories. In 2013, births far surpassed abortions for white, Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander women. Hispanic women accounted for the second-most abortions in the city with 21,555, but they also had 35,581 live births. Asian women had both the fewest abortions and fewest births, while white women accounted for the most births overall and second-fewest abortions.” Read the rest here.

These are all questions we can guess an answer to, but largely we cannot know why the abortion industry – FUELED by far left extreme politicians – target marginalized minority women who abort four times more than caucasian women.

And THAT is an issue we all need to address because all lives do matter.

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Weekly pick up of aborted children.

10 things YOU can do to support LIFE!

A Pastor friend of mine asked, “What can people do that can’t or won’t go to the sidewalk but has burden for the unborn?” While everyone is welcome on the sidewalk, some people can’t come. Regardless of the reason why you cannot come to the sidewalk, there are things you can do to help:

  1. Support your local prolifers. You pass them all the time on your way to work or the grocery store. They stand in pouring rain, deal with excruciating heat, and the crippling cold of winter. You would be surprised how far a kind word goes. Feel free to wave, too!
  2. Volunteer at your local pregnancy center. You have no idea how much your life skills can help young, scared pregnant women. And sometimes these centers could use your extra time to sort through donated clothes and baby items.
  3. Remember to vote PROLIFE. We need prolife leaders; Judges, Mayors, Council people, Representatives, Senators, etc. Never should a person hold office that does not believe in representing ALL lives, not just the born ones. Call and email your representative often! After all, they work for YOU and their unborn future voters!
  4. Give and volunteer at your local Prolife Committees, Right to Life, and PAC’s. They help to provide for moms and families, promote prolife lawmakers, and maintain a life-minded community.
  5. Church and Ministries. If your church does not have a prolife ministry or outreach, find out why and perhaps start one!
  6. Your Family. If you are a parent, raise your children to be a great mom or dad, a best friend, and a Godly husband or wife. If we can teach our kids that they are valuable, they will know their own children, planned or unplanned, are just as valuable.
  7. Participate in local outreaches. In many communities, you’ll find a 40 Days for Life group, prayer meetings, and fundraisers that could use your help.
  8. Help a mom. Do you know anyone that could use a babysitter once a week or a ride to work? Maybe someone to talk to? We all do! A little help to them goes a very long way, and a shoulder to lean on is like gold.
  9. Donate, donate, donate. Your kids or grandkids outgrown things are very valuable to a mom that can’t afford to buy those things. And DIAPERS! A big bag of diapers donated to your local outreach is a huge blessing. And your TIME is invaluable!
  10. PRAY. And pray some more! Post-abortive women and moms that are in the valley of decision need your prayerful support and lots and LOTS of Jesus. Please remember them in your prayer time!

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