Fall Campaign Closing Vigil Sunday, 3-4 p.m.
October 29, 2015 (Cincinnati, OH) – Below are final campaign reports from the Cincinnati and Sharonville prayer campaigns.
In this last week of the Fall campaign I received some wonderful news from one of the faithful, year-round sidewalk advocates at Planned Parenthood. Here is her story, which I have sent to the communications director of the national 40 Days for Life team:
“On Tuesday, I was told by a regular sidewalk advocate that last week she spoke to a young woman who was walking into Planned Parenthood for her abortion “consultation” appointment. She had already walked a good distance down the long driveway towards the entrance when the advocate called out to her, ‘Please don’t go in there’ and said she’d like to talk to her. The young woman stopped, turned around and came back to talk. She consented to go with our advocate to the pregnancy center only a few blocks away although she was definitely abortion minded.
She thought she was 17 weeks pregnant, but an ultrasound at the pregnancy center revealed she was actually 31 weeks pregnant. She wouldn’t have been able to have an abortion at the Cincinnati Planned Parenthood, but she would probably have been sent to Martin Haskell’s place in Kettering. She is a college student who was afraid of her parents’ reaction to the pregnancy. After seeing the ultrasound and being counseled, she decided to carry the baby to term.
She told her parents about the baby and they are very supportive of their daughter as is the young woman’s boyfriend. The advocate is in contact with the young woman and has already gathered clothing and other materials for her. When the baby is born, I’m hoping we’ll get to see a picture of him!”
Upcoming Events: Please come to Planned Parenthood this Friday, October 30, 7-8 p.m. to welcome Archbishop Dennis Schnurr who will lead prayers for our final Friday vigil of the campaign. Feel free to bring candles.
Plan also to join us on the closing day of this campaign, Sunday, November 1, from 3-4pm at Planned Parenthood for our Prayer Hour of Thanksgiving with Fr. Matt Cushing, pastor, St. Anthony, Taylor Mill, Kentucky.
As we approach the end of this campaign I’d like to thank all the prayer warriors that made it to Sharonville. It was a difficult campaign since many were under the impression that the Sharonville clinic was closed. It is not!
They still performs chemical abortions and continues to consult and refer to the Kettering facility; and although it opens only twice a week, it has been quite busy!
It is important that at the is time we continue to pray outside the Sharonville clinic until it is PERMANENTLY CLOSED! We must continue to be aware of legislation that might reverse or decreased sanctions currently in effect.
We should keep in mind that we need not only to defund Planned Parenthood, but we must continue praying for the eradication of abortion worldwide; this is the time!
We will not be having a closing ceremony at Sharonville, so I urge you all to join in the different activities and events being held at 40 Days For Life Cincinnati..
Although I pray that the clinic is closed by the time the next campaign starts… I assure you that if is still open… WE WILL BE THERE!!
Known participating groups to-date:
All Saints, Guilford, IN
All Saints, Walton, KY
Blessed Sacrament, Ft. Mitchell, KY
Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains
Church on Fire
Cincinnati Right to Life
Diocese of Covington Pro-Life Office
Greater Cincinnati Young Adults for Life (GCYAL)
Helpers of God’s Precious Infants
Holy Trinity, Norwood
Holy Trinity, West Union
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Anderson Twp.
Life’s 5th Quarter
Mary, Queen of Heaven, Erlanger, KY
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary
Old St. Mary’s
Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of the Rosary
Our Lady of the Visitation
Pregnancy Center East
St. Agnes, Ft. Wright, KY
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
St. Barbara, Florence, KY
St. Benedict, Covington, KY
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
St. Ann, Cincinnati
St. Anthony, Taylor Mill, KY
St. Catherine of Siena, Ft. Thomas, KY
St. Cecilia, Oakley
St. Edmund Campion Academy
St. Francis de Sales, Lebanon
St. Gertrude – at both Planned Parenthood and Women’s Med Center, Sharonville
St. Henry, Erlanger, KY
St. John – at Women’s Med Center, Sharonville
St. John the Baptist, Colerain
St. John the Evangelist, Deer Park
St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY
St. Julie Billiart – at Women’s Med Center, Sharonville
St. Leo the Great – at Women’s Med Center, Sharonville
St. Louis, Batesville, IN
St. Margaret Ann Seton – at Women’s Med Center, Sharonville
St. Margaret of York
St. Margaret-St. John
St. Mary, Hyde Park
St. Mary Queen of Heaven, Peebles
St. Maximillian Kolbe – at Women’s Med Center, Sharonville
St. Maximillian Kolbe Knights of Columbus – at Women’s Med Center, Sharonville
St. Michael – at Women’s Med Center, Sharonville
St. Michael Knights of Columbus – at Women’s Med Center, Sharonville
St. Nicholas, Sunman, IN
Sts. Peter and Paul, Reading
St. Philip the Apostle
St. Susanna – at Women’s Med Center, Sharonville
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, IN
St. Thomas More
St. Vincent Ferrer