Announcing!–Important Picket of Detroit Abortion Clinic August 20th Details Here

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Dear Defenders of Life—Citizens for a Pro-Life Society with Pro-life Detroit Plans Major Picket of Detroit Abortion Clinic.  Please make plans to attend this very important—and frankly RARE picket of a Detroit abortion center— Namely the:

Summit Medical Center at 15801 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48235 (at McNichols and Forrer St., east of Southfield Rd. (M39)

Saturday, August 20, 8am to 10am
PARKING AVAILABLE ON McNichols Ave. and also on side streets north of McNichols.

Why picket this clinic?– well, in some ways we may ask WHY NOT? It’s an abortion clinic!

However, Summit has a recent history of botched 2nd trimester abortions, kills upwards of 40 babies every week, feeds off the desperation of African American women, employs abortionist Reginald Sharpe who botched a 23 week abortion when moonlighting for abortionist Jacob Kalo, Sharpe threw aborted babies into the dumpster of his clinic in Livonia (those babies are buried at Assumption Grotto Parish cemetery), a woman died after having an abortion at his now closed-Detroit clinic, AND add to this the fact that Summit uses pro-abortion escorts and a very aggressive security guard to intimidate and thwart the life-saving efforts of sidewalk counselors!!

Let’s be there August 20th with a huge pro-life turn-out—and witness to the sanctity of human life !!

Spread the word about this– POST on your FACEBOOK page– bring signs:

THE SUMMIT CLINIC KILLS BABIES

THE SUMMIT CLINIC HURTS WOMEN

See this video below:

and we’ll see you there. God bless you all– Monica of CPLS

Guadalupe Workers Continue Their Work

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I received this from Guadalupe Workers this morning.  Please read it before deciding that you cannot help them.  I know it is lengthy but well worth the read; this is Christian mercy in action and works to lift families out of poverty rather than give them a handout.

Here is what Alicia Wong sent me:

I have decided that for this letter I would like to provide a rather matter-of-fact account of some of the ways in which Guadalupe Workers helps its mothers, or spends its money.  Some mothers whom we meet at the abortion clinic receive FIA cash assistance, which usually gives them between four and five hundred a month on which to live.  When we meet a mother in this circumstance, we will usually provide a two hundred dollar monthly supplement, paid directly to the landlord, for an initial period of three to six months.  After that initial period, we reconsider the mother’s circumstances, and whether or not she is now able to take on full responsibility for rent.

The most frequent request made to Guadalupe Workers is for help with housing.  Again, some mothers have no more than four to five hundred a month.  Working moms might bring in eight hundred to a thousand.  Moving into an apartment in Detroit will cost, with security deposit, around $1,400. This is cash the mothers simply do not have.  We find, then, that often they are “living around”—meaning that they will spend a week or two with one relative or friend, another week somewhere else, and so on, usually with two or three children in tow.  If they run out of places to stay, we might receive an emergency call—as we did yesterday, when we met a mother and her two children at a motel in Dearborn and paid $300 to have her settled at least for one week.

Occasionally a mother comes into a wad of cash, sometimes through a tax return, sometimes from inheritance.  She might use this in order to purchase what I call the Detroit special: a five or six thousand dollar house.  Then again, she might come into possession of such a house through a rent-to-own arrangement.  Regardless, as a family moves into one of these houses, normally the mother and children end up inhabiting a house that has no furnace, no hot water heater, no appliances, and outdated electrical service.  For the next few months, they have to live in a discreet manner, hoping that no one will report them to Child Protective Services.  Much of our income, then, is spent in purchasing major appliances, or in hiring someone to install major appliances. 

Other mothers have already expired the 4 year eligibility for FIA assistance.  They, frequently, have no income at all.  A mother with whom we have been working this past year was in that situation; we paid her entire rent for 6 months and provided GED tutoring, with the hope and expectation that she would, in that time period, find a job and pass the final test for her GED diploma.  We are right at the end of that 6 month period, so are waiting to see what happens!

DTE bills are often in arrears with our mothers.  These bills can range anywhere from two hundred to two thousand dollars.  The bills are high because, invariably, the houses are old, in poor repair, and the mothers know nothing about insulating drafty windows.  At the same time—and we don’t know why—most Detroit residents (at least the ones we have met) habitually keep their thermostats during the winter at about 76 degrees. 

Unpaid tickets are yet another problem.  Most frequently these tickets have to do with driving without insurance.  Very few people in Detroit, actually, have insurance.  They can’t afford it.  This is what happens: since a policy in Detroit would cost several thousand dollars, and, since a car can’t be registered without insurance, unprincipled companies sell two week insurance policies for around $300.  These policies last just long enough for the car to be registered—at which point the policy expires.  A few months later the driver gets pulled over for a burnt-out taillight or some such matter.  The officer asks for proof of insurance, finds that it is expired, writes another ticket.  The driver cannot pay these tickets, or other tickets that start to pile up….  It all concludes with a suspended license, but since for so many the car is badly needed, they continue to drive…more tickets, higher fines….  Usually we advise the mother to go to court and throw herself on the mercy of the judge, who sometimes will set up a payment plan.

 

We always tell our mothers not to get into survival mode—to think ahead, to plan ahead.  Consequently, we look for opportunities to help them with training or certification programs.  Also, when we find someone who actually has an unfettered driver’s license, we like to be able to provide a decent car, something that will take them to class or to work. 

What we do, then, is way beyond providing diapers and wipes (though we do that too).  Our expenditures are consistently heavy; but that is because when we meet a mother at the abortion clinic, we tell her that we will help with whatever she needs.  That is a promise that saves lives.  It is also a promise that we have never broken.  Accordingly, I ask that, in the busy-ness of summer and with the expenses of vacations, you will not forget us.  We are still there, still in the city, still doing what we have been doing the past 13 years.

If you have the means to help them in their ministry to Detroit moms, please cut a check and mail it to:

Guadalupe Workers
67919 W 8 Mile Rd.
South Lyon, MI 48178
Their website is guadalupeworkers.org for more information.
Barb Yagley   248-703-3577

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Sidewalk Warriers Helping Women Outside Abortion Centers

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

(Report from Guadalupe Partners)

“Maintain good conduct among the Gentiles, so that if they speak of you as evildoers, they may observe your good works and glorify God on the day of visitation.” 1 Pet 2:12 (NABRE)

People that pray or sidewalk counsel outside abortion centers are often maligned as evildoers – but not always. Sometime, they are affirmed. I’ll share two stories from this week.

“Memorial Service today (at Northland Abortion Center – Southfield, MI) showed a woman coming out walking slowly, holding her hand to her face to hide the tears – obviously in great pain, sadness and remorse. The boyfriend/husband had his arm around her walking her back to the customized white van. Obviously an abortion may and actually did take place – a horrible sight to see afterwards of the effect of and affects to – in so much misery.

After the ending (of the Memorial service) and walking back to (my vehicle),  another woman drove over to where we parked and stopped to talk.

She’s smart and spoke about they’re trying to exterminate the black, etc.  We told her
we are here to pray which she affirmed and expressed appreciation.  “They killed a baby”, she said when we told her about the woman in great sadness and pain.  She also spoke favorably about when we’re seen out front and the patrons see us and understand the mercy permeating from our souls of love.

A little report is better than no report.

Hopefully it’ll serve it’s purpose that the Memorial Service is doing what it is intended for – to spread love, prayers, forgiveness and mercy to those victims of the deceitfulness of abortion.”

That was from last Saturday’s 4:30 PM Memorial service:

“This past Wednesday, I joined Emmanuel at Summit Abortion Center. Summit affords marvelous counseling opportunities because the sidewalk is right by the door.
Call me cowardly, but I let Emmanuel do the sidewalk counseling and I pray or, more recently, sing hymns of praise.

After Dr. Sharpe arrived, we briefly talked about the discouragement that we sometimes experience outside these death pits. We have both seen a hardening of attitudes in the nine years that we’ve been on the sidewalks. The women usually do not respond to the help offered and their escorts often imitate Pontius Pilate, washing their hands of the innocent blood and blaming the mothers for coming there. We are often dismissed with a “God will forgive me”,  as if God is okay with people rejecting His gift of life and doesn’t care that people don’t love Him.

I was about to leave after singing “What Wondrous Love is this”, when the door opened and a woman emerged and told Emmanuel, “you touched my heart and I’m going to have this baby. I’m just waiting for my ride to arrive.”  She mentioned her concern that the abortion staff would give her a hard time, but they cheerfully refunded her money and told her she could come back if she changes her mind. Emmanuel gave her info about the local pregnancy resource centers, including ICU, and I could see the beginnings of a friendship.

So, “Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5; Yerushalmi Talmud 4:9, Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 37a.  In the case of abortion, a baby’s life spared is a sign of hope to the community and an affirmation that God’s mercy exceeds His wrath.

But there is another part of that quote, which actually precedes it: “Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world.”

Culture of Life versus Culture of Death – “the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5

Memorial Service is every Saturday at 4:30 pm on the public sidewalk outside Northland Family Planning, 24450 Evergreen Rd., Suite 220, Southfield, MI.  The Knights of Columbus pray there every Saturday at 8:30 am.

If you are adventuresome, you can join Emmanuel and I outside Summit at 15801 McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI.  from 8:30 -11:30 on Wednesdays,  or join Guadalupe Partners (734) 282-6779, at Summit on Saturdays in the morning.

May God bless you and your loved ones.

Barb Yagley (248) 703-3577

 

Upcoming Guadalupe Workers Monthly Meeting with the Girls that Chose Life!

St. Leo Roman Catholic Church - Detroit

St. Leo Roman Catholic Church

Dear Friends,

I am hoping that you all would be willing and able to help us in our next Speaker Event at St. Leo’s.  It will take place on Saturday May 21st, at 1:00 pm, at 4860 15th St., Detroit, MI
(313) 894-0357.

Our Speaker is Sr. Anne Shields and I hope we can get as many mothers as possible to come. It would be so great for them, and along with a speaker, we give the girls baby supplies and food.  It is a fun filled day for the mother’s and their babies and gives us the opportunity to see how they’re doing. Sr. Ann Shields is on radio daily.

If you are currently in contact with a mother, please invite them. Tell them that this is a great speaker. Let me know if they are coming, and please let me know if you can help us that day. You can contact us at:  http://www.guadalupeworkers.org.

Below is a video of Sister Anne Shields:

If you would like to listen to daily podcasts of Sr. Anne Shields, please go to the following link, where you will find an archive of each program. http://www.renewalministries.net/?module=Events&class=Media&event=Show&mediaID=4