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Praying for Life Outside Planned Parenthood’s New Facility

LINCOLN (SNR) -With Lincoln’s abortion clinic moving to a commercial site a few months ago, praying for the mothers, their unborn children and Planned Parenthood workers and volunteers is quite different, but more important than ever.

"It’s not as easy as it used to be," admitted Pam McCabe of the Helpers of God’s Most Precious Infants.

The Lincoln Right to Life community took the first two months following Planned Parenthood’s move to focus on prayer, peaceful demonstration and assessing the situation.

As the group continues to discuss options and pray for guidance, the work of saving babies and mothers from abortion has continued in earnest, with a number of lives rescued during the Lenten 40 Days for Life effort.

One issue of concern is the loss of having a building directly next door to the clinic, which was helpful for storing signs, counseling mothers and fathers about alternatives to abortion, and sheltering elderly or ailing prayer warriors from extreme weather conditions.

Also, pro-life people must park a bit farther away and take their places on the city sidewalk, where it’s a bit easier to be ignored by those heading into the abortuary.

"Now more than ever it’s going to be prayer that makes the difference," Mrs. McCabe said. "I’m not discouraged. It’s time for a change… and God opens doors in the most powerful of ways."

Here are Mrs. McCabe’s suggestions for pro-life participants:

XCome any day, but especially Tuesdays, when the abortionist is at the facility. "This guy is just a go-getter," Mrs. McCabe said. "He doesn’t take too many days off."

XPark at Cornerstone Christian Church, 4849 Old Cheney Rd., less than a block east of Planned Parenthood (see map).

XHold a sign. The Helpers are there Tuesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with signs that say things like, "Adoption: the Gift of a Lifetime." You can also create your own sign that presents a positive, pro-life message that shows care for the mother as well as the child.

XBring a lawn chair if you need to sit while you pray.

XPray on site or at home, work or school. The group prays the rosary every Tuesday at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m., as well as 12:30 p.m. Even if you can’t make it to the facility, you can contribute in prayer.

XJoin the Helpers of God’s Most Precious Infants. Recently, some of the Helpers have moved to other communities, so Mrs. McCabe and her team are actively recruiting sidewalk counselors of any age from high school on up. Contact Mrs. McCabe at (402) 489-7968 to inquire.

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