A View from the Sidewalks

A group of sidewalk counselors that peacefully witness for life outside of abortion mills update this blog periodically to give like-minded believers specific prayer needs and encouraging stories of God's goodness.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Pray for Abby Women's Center

It is my pleasure to introduce you to my love, my pride and joy, ABBY WOMEN'S CENTER.

AWC is a dynamic approach to the Crisis Pregnancy Center/Pregnancy Resource Center concept. Instead of expecting abortion-minded women to come to us through advertising, we go to them, by sidewalk counseling in front of abortion mills. Our sidewalk counselors give women information, and direct women to free sonograms and other resources. Saturday is the biggest killing day of the year, yet few pregnancy centers are open on this day and even less are close to the inner city where the killing is being done. We desire to change that.

AWC also provides comprehensive care. Instead of just providing referrals and baby items, we provide mentoring. We know that an unplanned pregnancy can cause a woman to give up on her dreams. Our mentoring program seeks to thwart her disillusionment and help her make goals to achieve her dreams in light of having a child. She wants to go to college? Let's look at grants for students with dependent children and family housing options. Let's look at subsidized childcare availability. We want her to know that pregnancy is the beginning of a new life, not the end of her own.

Our social work services program seeks to determine the client's needs and ways to meet them. Does she need a sonogram to confirm a pregnancy and the Medicaid form so that she can receive pre-natal care? Does she need assistance finding housing or leaving an abusive relationship? That's where we come in.

Our abortion after care approach is different from other pregnancy centers. Most women only seek abortion healing 7-10 years and several abortions later. We stand at the exit of abortion mills with special Bibles and gospel tracts, along with a message that God still loves them and that they can be healed and never endure another abortion. Our contact information is also available and we refer to post-abortion recovery classes. God loves these women, and we need to minister to them in the brief window we are given.

We know that we may only have one chance with a woman heading into an abortion mill, but we have daily opportunities to minister to the clinic workers. Our outreach to clinic workers is a vital aspect of our ministry. So far, in just a few short months of witnessing, we have been able to help one young lady leave the industry. So many famous conversions happened because of the steady love given by Christians to clinic workers. For a great example of this, pick up a copy of Won By Love, the story of Norma McCorvey (Roe of Roe v. Wade) about how she left the industry and found salvation through Christ. In fact, one by one, the workers at Miss Norma's clinic left the industry to find Christ. The abortionist, however, is still aborting in Dallas at the very clinic where we witness.

Now you know what Abby Women's Center does. But did you know that WE DO ALL THIS WITHOUT A BUILDING?! So far, our sonographer works out of another center, our social worker and mentors schedule with the individual women to meet at restaurants and in homes, and our sidewalk counselors are stationed all over the city of Dallas. We know that it's God's will for us to have a permanent presence next to Aaron's Women's Health Center, the only late-term abortion mill in North Texas, but we need more funding to make this happen.

One local pastor has offered to let us make a presentation at his church and take an offering. Please pray that this will be fruitful. If you would like to support the work of Abby Women's Center, please contact us. Our email is abbywomenscenter@gmail.com.

Thank you all for your prayers and support!

Jacqueline for the AWC Team
Dallas, Texas

Monday, February 06, 2006

Kentucky Fried Chicken Protest: Saving Chickens, Ignoring Babies.

This weekend, Keisha and I drove by a KFC protest. A man in a chicken suit, a woman with a bullhorn and about 6 individuals with signs causing a scene about KFC's cruelty to chickens.

Here is a picture of one such protest:

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While I am of course disgusted by cruelty to animals, I am more disgusted at their indignation for cruelty to a bunch of chickens while simulataneously disregarding human babies that are killed in much nastier ways.

If they really want to protect "innocent" life, why don't they come join me in front of the abortion mill?

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

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