Tag Archives: Kalley Yanta

How to become a sidewalk counselor

July 23, 2013


unborn-babyDo you want to do more in order to promote life? Perhaps you are being called to counsel people who are abortion-minded. Many babies have been saved because of kind words uttered by a counselor when their parents were entering an abortuary. Kalley Yanta–a sidewalk counselor–says, “A woman entering an abortion clinic is on the verge of falling overboard with her baby. This is life or death. It’s an emergency. What we do is crucial.”  People are lined up at places like Planned Parenthood as if they’re at a fast food drive-thru; and those little ones need more help.

The 2013 National Sidewalk Counseling Symposium is being held July 25-27. This event is sponsored by Pro-Life Action Ministries (PLAM). Here is what their website states:

This symposium is open to any pro-lifer interested in sidewalk counseling! Presenters include Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life; Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life; Joe, Ann, and Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League; Rev. Walter Hoye of Issues4Life Foundation, and other sidewalk counseling leaders. The symposium will begin on Thursday evening, continue all day Friday, and conclude before noon on Saturday at the Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn at 14201 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville, MN . The fee is $50 (there may be some scholarships available for those unable to afford this fee). Please call 651-771-1500 to register.

Since 1981 there have been 2863 babies saved through the efforts of Pro-Life Action Ministries. Just this year 53 lives have been spared so far, but we need more help on the frontlines! Please view this informative video below and then visit Plam’s website for more information.

Thanks for all you do to embrace life!

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(Please read my earlier blogs about a baby being saved and my thank you to Pro-Life Action Ministries)

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Marriage Matters

October 1, 2012


Vote YES!

What if marriage is redefined? right now, according to Minnesota for Marriage, there is a court case pending in Hennepin County through which same-sex couples are asking judges to redefine marriage. I believe that the people–not the judges or politicians–should determine what the definition of marriage should be. Today a television ad was introduced by Minnesota for Marriage which will educate us and challenge viewers to really think. It will also encourage Minnesotans to VOTE YES on the Marriage Protection Amendment on November 6th.

Look for more ads to come in this series.

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Thanks to Minnesota for Marriage for their hard work and dedication. And once again, I’m grateful to Kalley Yanta for sharing her news casting talent (I love your new hair style, Kalley!)

(Please view my other posts on theis subject: Marriage: 1 Man and 1 Woman, Marriage=1 Man+1 Woman, 6 reasons kids do best when raised by married parents, A joke: (But if it comes to this, it’s not funny) )



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A Pro-Life Mother’s Day Gift

May 10, 2012


(Photo by Dave Hrbacek) Kalley Yanta at a blessing of her billboard with Franciscan Brother of Peace Pio King (L) and Fr. Robert Grabner

We mothers love breakfast in bed on our special day. Other things we cherish are: back rubs given by little hands, “Thanks Mom for Life” corsages from church, brunch with our own mothers, and family traditions.

And if Dad barbecues in the evening so that Mommy doesn’t have to make dinner–Bonus!

This year Kalley Yanta, a mother of six children and an advocate for Life, got something unique–not to mention big–for an early Mother’s Day gift: a billboard!

Mama Yanta’s Gift 

In an excited email to friends and family, Kalley wrote about her husband: “Jonathan Richard Yanta actually bought me a billboard for one month this year, which will be up until Mother’s Day.” (It went up earlier this month.)

Kalley, a former news anchor for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, gave up her 11-year career in broadcast journalism in 1999 in favor of a higher calling — motherhood. “Since I had my first baby I have been inspired to encourage women not to have abortions,” Yanta said. (Hampton News)

She and her family have been doing just that by being lovely witnesses, and this Spring they have continued to encourage women to embrace Life in their own unique way. Her billboard is around the corner from the new, mega Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, and it is a beautiful reminder of how special every life is. It speaks to mothers of pre-born babies by proclaiming: “U R Worth It” and wishing them a Happy Mother’s Day.

Kalley asks that that people pray that there will be at least a few prospective patients of Planned Parenthood who see it, check out the YouTube video titled “URWORTHIT” (which is mentioned on the billboard), and make a serious u-turn AWAY from that horrific abortion center.  Then they can enjoy celebrating Mother’s Day for years and years to come, instead of facing the painful reminder of that child who is no longer with them.

Location, location, location!

Having a billboard in that location is something that the Yantas have wanted. But for the last few months, they were told by Clear Channel that all boards in the area were booked for 2 years. “Then I got a call from the sales representative saying that one had just become available.  I told Jon this bit of news, and he said, ‘How ’bout a billboard for Mother’s Day?’ ” Jon and Kalley designed it together, and then worked on shooting the video.

Kalley said, “Now I’m hoping the billboard right on Vandalia south of University will open. If that happens, I’ll have to do some fundraising… unless it happens near my birthday or Christmas (ha!).”

I asked Mama Yanta if she might get some special treatment on Mother’s Day even though she already received her special “big gift,” and she replied, “Knowing my husband, he’ll probably still give me flowers and one of his funny, hand-made cards.  But if not, he’s TOTALLY off the hook!”

Watch the lovely YouTube video:

In this clip, Kalley Yanta speaks directly to mothers contemplating abortion. She tells them where to find help, and lets them know that support will always be there for them. Hear the story of how the Yanta family befriended a mom who was abortion-minded, and now they babysit the little girl.

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Kalley Yanta Speaks Candidly to Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood

March 28, 2012


The president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, asked women to speak out about access to the new women’s birth control benefit. Former news anchor, Kalley King Yanta, answers Ms. Richards’ invitation by letting her voice be heard via You Tube–and boy, does Kalley speak the Truth!

In the video, she explains that the pill does not allow a female to embrace life because of the side effects it has on the lining of the uterus (see second video below). Kalley is very honest about what birth control did to her during what she calls her “Prodigal Daughter Years”–a time when she made unhealthy choices. She bravely states, “It enabled and prolonged my promiscuous lifestyle…until I finally woke up and learned the truth about how the pill works.”

I agree with the comment made by sulu80:

“BRAVO!!! Thank you for your candor and your courage to stand up against the most evil “health care” institution in the world! Thank you for finding your voice and shooting straight from the hip. We need to also pray for the women Cecile Richards exploits. God bless you!”

Another viewer has a good point:

“She is trying to alert women to a medical fact: the pill causes intrauterine death of the conceived child. Most women do not realize this. It is not a religious belief, it is a scientific medical fact that you don’t want to deal with.”

Unfortunately, not all of the comments are positive, however (and the ones I list below were the “clean” ones):

“Kalley smells like a shitty diaper.” (By jongalbreath) and, “Stay out of my lady parts.” (Unknown)

Which brings me to the following reply with which I must agree:

“Man, it saddens me to see the vile comments made here, presumably by those who wave the flag of tolerance continuously. Whatever happened to civility?”

And lastly, ignatius814 stated:

“This is fantastic! Cecile, I’m still waiting for you to post your reply here.”

Watch the video!

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View this educational video about the pill and learn how it is an abortifacient:

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(Please read my other blog about Kalley Yanta’s video series on marriage between one man and on woman by clicking here.)

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Minnesota Marriage: One Man. One Woman. Video #1

January 9, 2012


Marriage = One Man + One Woman 

Makes sense to me. Why would God have molded our bodies with different ingredients if the equation above were false? Plus, if an important aspect of marriage is to procreate–or embrace life–we obviously need those distinct private parts!

“Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him’ ” (Gn 2:18)

If we were made to live our lives with a same-sex partner then, in my opinion, The Creator could have saved Himself a lot of work by merely devising a bunch of males or females to run around this world–not both sexes. We are His most blessed beings on Earth, and thusly He spent a lot of time going over our blueprints to ensure that we were perfectly designed for each other.

Wow…Thanks for this gift, God!

As scripture says, we were made to become “one flesh.” Human sexual union isn’t merely something biological; it’s also a theological and spiritual truth.

“The whole reality of married life, of course, is a sacrament. but nowhere is the ‘great mystery’ more evident than when the two become ‘one flesh’ ” (Christopher West in Theology of the Body for Beginners)

Defending Marriage

I have heard people say that the Church’s defense of marriage through the promotion of the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment is too “political.” Well, isn’t educating its flock one of the Church’s jobs? How else are we to really know and understand the beautiful aspects of our faith? I, for one, do not want to be part of a church that rests on its laurels and does nothing when we are straying from The Shepherd.

“The Church has no bayonets, nor does she want to coerce others. Rather, she desires to appeal to the consciences of all persons and to witness to those truths written on the human heart by the Creator…People are free to accept or reject the Church’s instruction, but she cannot remain silent because, in the words of Pope John XXIII, she has a responsibility given to her by Our Lord to act as mother and teacher of the nations so that all who would come to her fold might attain a fuller life on this earth and eternal salvation.” (From a recent article by Jason Adkins–executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference)

Video #1

This is the first in a series of videos prepared and paid for by Minnesota for Marriage in order to educate us about the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment. It was released a few days ago. The videos are in a question and answer format and will be available on a weekly basis. For example, some of the topics include:

• What is the Marriage Protection Amendment?
• Is there a clear and present threat to marriage in Minnesota?
• Why is marriage worth preserving?
• Isn’t marriage just about encouraging loving and committed relationships?
• And much more.

I’m so impressed that Kalley Yanta, a busy mother of six, has volunteered her time to host this dialogue. According to Hampton News, “Kalley, a former news anchor for KSTP-TV, gave up her 11-year career in broadcast journalism in 1999 in favor of a higher calling — motherhood. A native of South Minneapolis, Yanta (then Kalley King) enjoyed a career that took her to four different states and ended up in her hometown, where she met husband Jon Yanta, who proposed to her on a pilgrimage to Medjugorie.”

To watch the first one-minute video click here, and then please pass this on!



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