Thursday, January 20, 2011

Three Down...

Three down, two to go!  Pro-life events for this week, that is.  Unfortunately most of the events have been clouded by the recent horrific news out of Philadelphia.  And I thought the week was going to be difficult enough to get through.  Then I have to publicly confront an atrocity like this.  I literally have to compartmentalize my infertility at times like this.

On Monday night we screened the documentary Blood Money.  I know, I know...I keep talking about this film.  But that's how much I believe in it -- this film is a MUST SEE for everyone.  If you're pro-life, it affirms your position and even makes you more convicted.  You'll learn things you never thought possible.  If you're pro-choice, I dare you to defend your case after seeing this film.  I warn you though...if you're a fellow IF or are trying to adopt, this will be difficult to watch.  But please don't let that stop you.

Yesterday I spoke to 7th & 8th graders.  It went rather well, and I think we really made an impact on the kids.

Then, the news broke.  Emails circulated, press releases released, phone calls came in.  The last 24 hours have been hectic.

I was a guest on a radio show this morning.  Fortunately it wasn't too hostile and most of the callers were sympathetic.  But just having to do the research about this Philadelphia case for the show and talk about it in public are difficult.  And could be unbearable if I wasn't able to emotionally separate my work and personal lives.

Because when you go on a radio show to discuss something like this, you have to read the DA's report.  You have to read the grisly details.  You have to look at the photos.  If I let myself think too much about how I would adopt one of those poor, tortured babies in a heartbeat, I couldn't carry on.  (You might wonder why a pro-lifer from Delaware needs to be so involved in a case out of Philadelphia.  Geographically, we're very close, and this abortionist used to kill babies at a clinic in Delaware until he lost his license recently.  Also, two women from Delaware are being charged in the case.  This story hits very close to home.)

So I remind myself that this is my vocation.  God gave me the talents and put me in a place to do this job and I have to march on.  Because babies need advocates like you & me to prevent this horror from continuing.

Please keep us and the hundreds of thousands of others who will march on Washington on Monday in prayer!  I wish you all could be there and we could march together!  :)  I will definitely post pics!


  1. I got to go to the March for Life in 2005. It was an unforgettable experience. Are you going to the vigil mass?

  2. I LOVE going to the march. I've had to miss it the past couple of years because of having newborns, but I really can't wait to take them, maybe even next year. For years I said I couldn't wait to take my kids. I think they need to be part of that from a young age. I also can't wait for them to see all the young religious that attend the march. All the beautiful nuns in full habit.. It's so inspiring!

    I know it must be so hard at times, but you are a warrior for these babies. Thank God you do the work you do!

  3. Beth, I never made it until I lived on the coast, unfortunately. I like to think I would have gone at some point, however! No, we go with my organization which is non-denominational so unfortunately I won't be at the mass.

    K - I'm taking my 4 year old for the first time this year and am SO excited! It's the first time all 3 of us will be going and I'm thrilled! I'm so happy you're reading! :)

  4. SO sorry you have to be so knowledgeable of that awful case. Praying for strength of heart- and that He will keep it soft, too.

  5. I just came over from your FANTASTIC comments at Leila's place. You hit the nail on the head with this:

    Tell me - why, to abortion activisits, is George Tiller considered a hero and Kermit Gosnell considered a horrific monster? Because Tiller hadn't yet delivered the head? Because he killed the babies 2 minutes earlier?

    YES. Why are we as a society not *demanding* an answer to that simple question from the pro-abortion movement?

    Anyway, I'll be at the Walk for Life in San Francisco. I'll keep everyone in DC in my prayers!

  6. Thank you for all you do for life. You're an inspiration!