“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Today marks the end of the first 20 days of 40 Days for Life.  We just want to pause and take the time to thank you for NOT BEING SILENT.  Thank you for being a VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS at the Community Healthcare Center of Pensacola abortion facility!  LIVES ARE BEING SAVED, by your peaceful prayerful presence!                                                God is SO GOOD, ALWAYS!

During just these first 20 days of 40 Days for Life we have far exceeded our hopes of bringing one more new pro-lifer into the fold, saving  just one life from abortion, sparing just one mom and dad from a lifetime of regret from abortion. Four babies so far have been saved from abortion, that we know of.  That’s four moms and four dad’s who will not mourn the death of their preborn baby.  We have had many, many new pro-lifers who have never before come out and prayed at an abortion facility, come out and pray and witness the life saving impact of peaceful, prayerful presence at the Community Healthcare Center of Pensacola abortion facility.   Jesus ALWAYS exceeds our earnest petitions.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAITHFULNESS!  There are four people alive today because you got our of your comfort zone and stood in vigil to end abortion!   Just like those who stood up for the Jews and all those going to the death camps in WWII, you stand up for LIFE when a great holocaust is taking place in our city.   Your witness proclaims so loudly to all that God is working great life saving miracles in our midst.

Let us not forget those children who have also died at the hands of the abortionists in our city during 40 Days for Life.  Our faith teaches us that they are now with Jesus and as James Pinto says, someday we will meet them face to face and they will say to Jesus, I know him, I know her, HE WAS THERE, SHE WAS THERE.                                                                      They will remember you!

May our Lord Jesus Christ continue to use our meager hands and feet, in peaceful presence during these 40 Days for Life to end abortion in Pensacola!

Great news everyone –  TWO babies were saved Friday morning!!!  Here is the story:  A young woman walked into the abortion clinic and then came back out crying.  She walked over to where the pro-lifers were and asked if she could borrow someone’s cell phone.  She said that she couldn’t go through with it and called her dad to pick her up.  She told the pro-lifers she was pregnant with twins!  This is wonderful news :D I can’t express how uplifting and joyful it is to be out there and see all the sadness going on- but then to hear such joyful triumph of life over death.  A young woman chose life- she chose courage- and she will be greatly blessed for this.

Please continue to keep her and other mothers in your prayers.

STATEMENT FOR RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY
Cardinal Justin F. Rigali
Chairman, USCCB Committee on Pro-life Activities
September 29, 2009

Respect Life Sunday, this year celebrated on October 4th is a day set aside for Catholics in the United States to reflect with gratitude on God’s priceless gift of human life. It is also an occasion to examine how well we, as a nation and individually, are living up to our obligation to protect the rights of those who, due to age, dependency, poverty or other circumstances, are at risk of their very lives.

In the current debate over health care reform, it has become evident that a number of Americans believe that the lives and health of only some people are worth safeguarding, while other classes of people are viewed as not deserving the same protection. Such an attitude is deplorable, all the more so in the context of health care. Sanctioning discrimination in the quality of care given to different groups of people has no place in medicine, and directly contravenes the ethical norms under which Catholic hospitals and health care providers operate.

**IMPORTANT!** Please read this message in its entirety and take action immediately!!

In a direct attack on 40 Days for Life and the rights of local pro-life sidewalk counselors, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday passed a new ordinance intended to cripple 40 Days for Life and silence pro- life free speech within a 50 foot “Bubble Zone” around abortion facilities.

The new city ordinance will not only block sidewalk counseling and pro-life signs within 50 feet of all entrances to an abortion facility, it would also prevent any pro-lifer from being within eight feet of an abortion customer without getting that person’s permission. Anyone found in violation could be fined up to $500.

On October 20th, people from all over this nation will give up their voices for a day in solidarity for these children. Red arm bands and duct tape will identify them as taking part in the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity. They will carry fliers explaining why they are silent and educate others about the plight of the innocent children we are losing every day.

For more information go to http://www.silentday.org/

“And who is my neighbor?”
Jesus replied,
“A man fell victim to robbers
as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho.
They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead.
A priest happened to be going down that road,
but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
Likewise a Levite came to the place,
and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him
was moved with compassion at the sight.
He approached the victim,
poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them.
Then he lifted him up on his own animal,
took him to an inn, and cared for him.
The next day he took out two silver coins
and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction,
‘Take care of him.
If you spend more than what I have given you,
I shall repay you on my way back.’
Which of these three, in your opinion,
was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?”
He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.”
Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

In our world today many look down on the homeless and those who live in our streets.  One might say they are the Samaritans of our age.  Today’s gospel reading was about the good Samaritan and here on the streets of Pensacola a   REAL GOOD SAMARITAN taught us a valuable lesson.  Our Good Samaritan was walking by the Community Healthcare Center of Pensacola, stopped and noticed an African American couple getting out of their vehicle to enter the abortion facility.  He called out to the couple, ” Why don’t you give your child a chance to live before killing him?”   The man and woman looked at the Samaritan, with tears in their eyes (probably realizing that their state in life was not so bad that they could not afford their child), left the abortion clinic and a child’s life is saved.  All because one GOOD SAMARITAN did not just pass by, but stopped and reached out with words of truth and love.

Thank you GOOD SAMARITAN, you humble us with your selflessness

During the rosary and immediately after asking God that the Holy Spirit will touch the hearts of the people in the clinic to change their mind about abortion I saw the young woman in the white Acura wave and smile as she was driven away from the clinic.   B said he read her lips and she said “I kept my baby.”  This was in response to his blessing of her with a sign of the cross!
A baby lives because of her decision for life!  Helping women to see their baby as truly “my baby” instead of as “my problem” or “it” is so important. The witness at the clinic helps do that.