Friday, October 23, 2009

Peoria Abortion Facility Stats

Peoria Abortion Facility Statistics

There were approximately 29 abortions on Thurs., Oct. 22. Totals for 2009=1436.

This is Day 30 of the 40 Days for Life. One of the pray-ers on the sidewalk recognized someone driving in and out of the abortion clinic, after they picked someone up. They had a bumper sticker on their car with “A Proud Member of St.____’s Catholic Church.

Our Christian brothers and sisters come to this facility.

From - Karen Guth - Helpers of God's Precious Infants

Today It Rained

By Karen Guth - CIRTL Board of Directors - Helpers of God's Precious Infants

Today it rained. The morning wasn’t so bad, but the rain got heavier as the day progressed.
This was one of those days, when no one stopped for literature. I wouldn’t want to stop and let the rain in to take something from a weird-looking person swathed in poncho and rain gear.
There were lots of extra people on the sidewalk. One woman who started coming a few weeks ago, asked if they could keep coming after the 40 days were over.
I could have just jumped up and clicked my heels together at that comment. You certainly can! That is a praise God moment.
I took a break and missed the person with the “proud member of the Catholic church” bumper sticker. One of our 40 days prayer warriors got the unpleasant surprise of seeing a fellow parishioner picking someone up.
That is a horrible feeling to see someone you know, someone who is a member of your church at that evil place.
We had one of those strange, unpleasant happenings. A woman made a left turn, and then a u-turn in front of the clinic. She had her window down and was talking out the window, even before she made the u-turn.
She pulled into the driveway right by us, yelling, making ugly faces. I have trouble taking that sort of thing in. I don’t really want to know all those words she was saying, or exactly what those gestures or faces were.
They were very bizarre and ugly.
She pulled to the back of the clinic, and after a short time, drove back out, quickly, yelling as she went.
Please pray for that young woman.
I got out the holy water, sprinkled the driveway and the sidewalk. We all could have used to bless ourselves with some. I didn’t think of that.
We prayed for her.
A man contacted me this week who wants to pray for us that come to the sidewalk and to pray for all the women who come.
As you can tell, we really need that. Please join in whether you can come to the sidewalk or not. The evil one is at work.
We talked about the Fatima movie, The 13th Day. God is at work also. Praise God for our faith, our church, our many blessings.
We also talked about the talk and the visit of the National Pilgrim Fatima Statue. The speaker talked about Our Lady’s request that we offer up our sufferings to God for the conversion of sinners. We do this today for the conversion of our country.
At the time of Fatima, it was for the conversion of Russia, but today we need it here.
Let us all join together in doing this. We all have sufferings. We just need to lift them up to God, so they can be used.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

BEATITUDES, BABIES AND BASEBALL: Peace Flies Out of Left Field

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." Matt. 5:10-12.

This essay is the seventh in a nine part series which examines whether abortion is consistent with or opposed to the beatitudes at the core of Christian faith and action. Each part examines a beatitude in three relationships: our relationship with God, with His laws, and with others, particularly the least favored of humanity. Each begins with mention of a famous baseball player who demonstrated some characteristics of the beatitude. Can you recognize the player before reading his name?

Peace flies out of left field. He missed almost five seasons sacrificed to service of our country in two wars, including the Korean war where he flew missions with John Glenn. Still, he slugged 521 home runs in his career. Back in 1941, the year our country joined the fight against world tyranny, he was the last major league player to hit .400. For stopping the spread of totalitarian forces across the world, we owe a debt of gratitude to the generation of men who served our country with this left fielder, Ted Williams.

When evil powers invade peaceful countries, making peace requires armies to cast the aggressors out. When evil powers take control of the reigns of government, making peace requires people to cast the usurpers out. When evil powers take control of the hearts of men and women, making peace requires us to cast the demons out. Clearly, peacemaking is not for wimps. It is risky business, and without aid from above, doomed to failure. To be successful, peacemakers must listen to the direction of the Holy Spirit, stand firm for God’s law, and protect the weak from strong forces intent on their destruction.

The prochoice position, by contrast, surrenders to the forces of evil at work in our culture. No true peace exists between parents and children where parents kill one child before birth for every three born. Why are we surprised that child abuse to born children has increased 20 fold since abortion was legalized? No true peace exists between parents who kill their offspring before birth. Their marriages end up on the rocks, driving up the divorce rate and all its problems for the rest of society. No true peace exists in the hearts of those parents who know the results of their deadly choices. They frequently suffer from depression and resort to drugs, alcohol, and self-destructive behavior to deaden the impact.

The prochoice voice claims that peace would reign if only prolife people would not make mothers and fathers of aborted children feel guilty about difficult decisions made in crisis. Yet even if all of us were silent, they would hear in their conscience the small, still voice reminding them of their lost children. Warfare would still rage in each of them. A house divided against itself is not a peaceful abode.

Peacemaking demands first that we begin by listening in our own hearts to the directions given to us by the Holy Spirit. When we are not at peace at heart, demons drum incessantly attempting to drown out the still, small voice we need to hear to remain human. That voice directs that we stand firm by His law, as only humans can, and protect the weak, even when we have nothing to gain ourselves. By the power of the Spirit, we can help others cast out those demons to bring peace to the hearts of our fellow human beings.

Second, peacemaking demands that we throw the usurpers out of our government. To make peace requires us to remember that no majority vote of the people decided to permit abortion in our society. Instead, it was the undemocratic decision of seven unelected men on the Supreme Court who rewrote the Constitution to throw out the laws proscribing abortion in all fifty states, leaving our country with the world’s least protections for the unborn until China started forcing their mothers to have abortions. Peace requires us to throw the usurpers out! That can only be done by continually electing presidents who will appoint prolife justices to the United States Supreme Court and United States Senators who will confirm their appointments.

Third, peacemaking demands that when evil powers invade peaceful countries, armies must cast the aggressors out. Worldwide abortion is making this task more and more difficult each year. A case in point is the one child policy in communist China which has resulted in forced abortions, abandoned children (mostly baby girls) and an excess male population of military age approaching 15 million. If communist China turns its army toward one of its neighbors, such as nationalist China on the island of Taiwan, how are we to stop this aggression by one of our largest trading partners against one of our allies? Will we put at risk the remainder of that generation of Americans whose numbers have been decimated by abortion already? If so, who will take care of their parents, the baby boomers, who first made abortion commonplace in America, but who are now aging and moving toward retirement? Truly, as stated by Mother Teresa, “The greatest destroyer of peace in the world is abortion.”

Friday, October 16, 2009

Peoria Abortion Clinic Stats

Peoria Abortion Facility Statistics

There were approximately 29 abortions on Thurs., Oct. 15. Totals for 2009=1407. This is Day 23 of the 40 Days for Life. Are you coming to the sidewalk to join us? Are you serious about ending abortion in our world, in our country, in our city?

From - Karen Guth - Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Abortion Is Not Health Care

I emailed my Senators today:

Those of us who believe in the sanctity of human life are appalled that the people who are supporting the new health care program feel it necessary to include something that makes it easier for a woman to afford her abortion. The proposed health care program, I think maybe contains some good ideas; however, so far, we just see it as a program to make it easier for a woman to afford her abortion.

Human life is the most precious, most important thing .... the most important thing we have is the lives of all our human beings. It's wrong to take a human life, even if that life happens to be living inside of another human being. Obviously, the baby just before he/she is born has got to be a human being just as much as after birth.

So, I am pleading with you to add to the health care law a statement stating that it does not include coverage for abortions.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rally scheduled Oct. 12 to mark midpoint of Peoria 40 Days for Life campaign

Peoria, IL – The 40 Days for Life campaign will have a midpoint rally at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at 7405 N. University St.

“As we are about to reach Day 20 of our 40 days of prayer, fasting, vigil and outreach, it is time to gather with pro-life members of the Peoria community to share stories and encourage one another, building towards a strong finish of our 40 Days for Life campaign,” said Karen Guth, spokesperson for the Peoria 40 Days for Life campaign.

Forty Days for Life is an intensive pro-life campaign that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, 40 days of peaceful vigils at abortion facilities, and 40 days of grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout B=biblical history where God brought about world-changing transformations.

Peoria is one of the many communities conducting simultaneous 40 Days for Life campaigns from Sept. 23 through Nov. 1.

“We want to thank all the people who’ve made great personal sacrifice to bring 40 Days to Life to the halfway point,” said Guth. “We also know that we still have a long way to go in our collective effort to demonstrate the harm abortion has done to Peoria.

“For the remainder of the 40 days of prayer and fasting and community outreach, we intend to gather for continuous prayer outside the abortion facility at National Health Care, 7405 N. University St., praying for an end to abortion in our community. We look forward to the challenge of bringing 40 Days for Life to an energetic conclusion.”

To learn more about 40 Days for Life, view www.40daysforlife.com. For information about the Peoria campaign, view 40daysforlife.com/peoria.

For assistance or for more information, please contact Karen Guth at godshelperkaren@comcast.net or 453-7493.

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