Prayer a Foundation of Strength
The final outcome is pending but a complete closing of this (and Cincinnati’s) abortion site is the goal—for the good of women, men, and most certainly the protection of their unborn children who deserve Life.
This is a battle on many fronts, and key is prayer at the facilities. Please do not grow weary in this good work.
Cincinnati Right to Life is proud to be the support organization for 40 Days for Life Cincinnati and Sharonville, and grateful for Mary Clark and Mary Jo Suer’s campaign leadership.
— Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Cincinnati Right to Life
Midpoint Rally, Sunday, October 20, 3-4 pm at Planned Parenthood on Auburn Avenue in Cincinnati.
From Mary Clark, Cincinnati Campaign Director
Two people sent me accounts of a very moving experience they had this past Sunday while praying at Planned Parenthood. This is a summary of their accounts.
A group of about 23 people from St. Philip in Morrow along with several other individuals were praying when a woman drove her car into the Planned Parenthood driveway and parked in the entrance. She walked towards the group and some people were expecting to be heckled or worse. She waited until their prayer was finished then she shared her story. She told them, through tears, that when she was pregnant as a teen and didn’t know what to do a family member took her to have an abortion. Some time later when she was again pregnant she knew what to do and had another abortion. Then she married and had a daughter and the daughter was killed when she was 14.
After her daughter died she had an experience of being taken up into this great space, a gift of the Holy Spirit, and she saw her daughter. There were also two small boys there. They said “It’s been a long time since we’ve seen you.” Eventually she realized the boys were her two aborted sons. She said she often drives by Planned Parenthood and sees one or two people praying there. When she was in church on Sunday she felt convicted that some day she should stop and tell her story to whomever was praying at this site. But she was overwhelmed at seeing such a large group there on Sunday and knew she had to stop then.
She said she was compelled to tell those present that seeing her two sons was a confirmation that we should keep doing what we are doing. Keep coming to pray – don’t ever stop. Margie, St. Phillip’s 40 Days for Life coordinator, encourages everyone to come to the sidewalk to pray. She says, “You never know who you might reach or touch in a special way.”Mary Clark, Campaign Director
From Mary Jo Suer, Sharonville Campaign Director
Wednesday in Sharonville, a young woman rolled down her window as she was leaving the abortion mill. She was weeping. She let Bob (a faithful witness for life) know that she decided not to have the abortion.
A baby’s life was saved and a mother was saved from a lifetime of regret. Thank you Lord!
Mary Jo Suer, Campaign Director
Sharonville 40 Days for Life
Known participating churches/organizations thus far:
All Saints, Walton, KY
Bishop Fenwick High School (Sharonville)
Carenet Pregnancy Services of Northern KY
Creek Baptist Church (Sharonville)
Diocese of Covington Pro-Life Commission
Grace Baptist, Mason (Sharonville)
Greater Cincinnati Young Adults for Life
Helpers of God’s Precious Infants
Holy Trinity, Norwood
Home School families (Sharonville)
Immaculate Conception Girls Sodality
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Burlington, KY
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Anderson Twp.
McNicholas High School Pro-Life Club
New Life Christian (Sharonville)
Old St. Mary’s
Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of Victory
Our Lady of Visitation
Pregnancy Center East
Queen of Peace (Sharonville)
Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati
Royalmont Academy (Sharonville)
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
St. Ann, Cincinnati
St. Anthony, Taylor Mill, KY
St. Bernard, Taylor’s Creek
St. Catherine of Siena, Ft. Thomas, KY
St. Columban (Sharonville)
St. Edmund Campion Academy
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Sharonville)
St. Gertrude (Cincinnati and Sharonville)
St. Henry, Erlanger, KY
St. John the Evangelist, Deer Park
St. John the Baptist, Colerain Twp
St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY
St. Louis, Batesville, IN
St. Margaret of York
St. Mary, Alexandria KY
St. Mary, Hyde Park
St. Maximilian Kolbe (Sharonville)
St. Michael (Sharonville)
St. Nicholas, Sunman, IN
St. Paul, Florence, KY
St. Philip the Apostle
St. Susanna (Sharonville)
St. Teresa of Avila
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, IN
St. Timothy, Union, KY
St. Ursula Academy Pro-Life Club
St. Vincent Ferrer
Towne Worship Center (Sharonville)
True Devotion (Sharonville)
UC Students for Life
XU Students for Life