5 Things We Must Do To End Abortion

October 11, 2011

Embracing Life

Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson

I had the honor of listening to Abbey Johnson recently. She was the guest speaker for the Pro-Life Action Ministries’ banquet. Perhaps you’ve heard of her; she has authored a book called Unplanned, which reveals why she left her job as a director at a Planned Parenthood in Texas and is now helping to destroy the culture of death. Here’s what she said we must do to eradicate abortion worldwide (My comments are in parentheses):

 

1) Pray

“We need to be more prayerful and to pray unceasingly. We should go outside of our homes where we are uncomfortable, and pray on the sidewalks near the abortion clinics. These places feel dark, but God fills us so that we can help babies!” (Locally, Pro-Life Action Ministries [PLAM] has saved over 2,500 babies through its sidewalk counseling efforts since 1981! Yahoo…Way to go! Can you tell I used to be a cheerleader?)

2) Repent

“We  need to repent for what we have done and for what we have failed to do–as individuals and as a nation. Apathy–[the lack of interest, or the fact that people were indifferent]–has made abortion legal. Killing the unborn is at the root of our moral decay; crime has gone up since abortion was legalized in 1973. We are fighting a spiritual battle.” (According to MCCL, more than 50 million babies have been aborted in America since Roe v. Wade made it legal 38 years ago.)

3) Have Courageous Clergy

“It is imperative that we hear our church leaders speak out– it is estimated that 72% of women having abortions are church-going.” (Abbey stated that she went to services on Sundays while she was working in the abortuary. However, she never heard any of her ministers speak about the atrocities of abortion.)

4) Vote Pro-Life

“The right to life is at the core of every issue; it trumps everything else on that ticket! We need to be strong pro-life voices to encourage people to do the right thing.” (Visit Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life at http://www.mccl.org or Minnesota Catholic Conference at http://www.mncc.org for a plethora of information.)

5) Be Loud

“Born and unborn babies deserve the best and we need to stand up for EVERY single life. Our stories can save a life. We need strong male voices, because this is not just a woman’s issue–only one woman got pregnant without the help of a man!” (I agree that we need to get more men involved. This is one of the reasons I bring all nine of my children outside of the Planned Parenthoods to pray–they are very noisy, and six of them are young men!)

(NOTE: I will give a review of Abby Johnson’s informative book in a future post. Thanks for embracing life and stay tuned!)

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About Kathy Schneeman

After graduating from The College of St. Thomas, I taught at Nativity in St. Paul until our oldest was just about born in the classroom (What a great lesson on life that would have been for my students!) I then became a stay-at-home-mom while teaching religious education classes and working very part time at UST. Recently, I served as the Archdiocese's Life Coordinator in the Office for Marriage, Family and Life until twins arrived (I was almost 43!) When I have a few minutes of quiet time, I like to run, eat chocolates, scones and Mexican food (that's why I run), read, and have a beverage with my husband at night. We have a whopping nine kids (yes...same husband and same wife; we get that question a lot!) and we attend St. Joseph's in West St. Paul--where we first met when we were in grade school.

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  • Gerry Abi-Nader

    We also have to educate people about the humanity of the unborn child, and the fact that abortion kills an unborn child. When in crisis most people don’t realize this. Education is a big part of it. this message must be ongoing, and in front of the public.

    • Kathyschneeman

      Yes, Gerry, I agree 100%. And this is why I helped the Archdiocese create a pro-life educational unit for the schools. Appreciation of the unborn is one of the lessons. People need to realize that BABIES are present in the womb from day one of conception–and those babies must be protected after they are born (all the way until natural death! I am sickened by the numbers of infants killed each week and how euthanasia is more common!) As you say, Education is crucial! Giving knowledge to the public; and not just “preaching to the choir” is paramount! Thanks so much!