He grabbed a golf club at the abortion facility…

Dear Friend of Life:

You won’t believe this story  a story about a father at the abortion facility who was so upset about his preborn baby, HE HAD TO HIT SOMETHING.This past week, my fellow National Team member, Jeff and I joined the Sidewalk Advocates of Louisville on the sidewalk a couple mornings at the local abortion facility  the last remaining abortion facility in the state of Kentucky.

Nothing perhaps was more heart-wrenching than when I spoke at length with a father on the sidewalk at one point.  After we began to talk, the father broke down crying about his preborn child; he allowed Jeff and me to pray with him.  He accepted my invite to walk him over to the pregnancy center to hear about all the help available.

After he came out filled with hope, he sat back down to talk with me and make a plan to pull his girlfriend out.

Suddenly, his girlfriend’s mother came out and yelled at him to come inside.

About 30 minutes later, he bolted from the facility, barely able to look at either of us.

He went to his car, grabbed a golf club, and began to swing it, repeatedly striking a tree and a cardboard box on the ground out of frustration at his girlfriend’s refusal to save herself and their baby.

After he blew off some steam, Jeff was able to slip an abortionpillreversal.com card in his hand, knowing she was 9 weeks pregnant and planning on the abortion pill.  Perhaps, we pray, they had a different conversation that evening and called the hotline to reverse course.  Either way, this man and his family remain in our prayers.

After we persevered through that situation and others, finally, another woman we spoke with DID choose life — praise God! 

At one point, Jeff snapped this picture of me standing in front of the facility — a picture that showed the sidewalk full of LIGHT in the midst of all that darkness.

Truly, this us what Sidewalk Advocates for Life is about: Filling the sidewalk with His light and sharing hope and help with hurting human souls — what a privilege!

You make hope-filled moments on the sidewalk possible. Won’t you help our ministry continue?

Friend, we are short of goal right now in our Fall Financial Campaign to raise desperately-needed funds to keep our ministry going, full-steam ahead, and DEADLINE is tomorrow, Thursday, at 11:59 pm CST!

Will you help us with a tax-deductible, life-saving gift and see us through to the finish line?: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate

Thank you, dear friends, for joining us in this great mission to save lives and end abortion through the power of love!


Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life



Dear Friend of Life:




We never dreamed we’d be celebrating these milestones in 4 years of ministry.  

And yet, why shouldn’t we?  When well-trained people of faith and conscience show up at abortion centers to be the hands and feet of Christ to mothers-in-crisis  accompanied by a concrete offer of help  LIVES ARE SAVED.  MIRACLES HAPPEN through grace of God.

These DAILY MIRACLES are hitting the bottom line of abortion facilities all over the country, sending them into a tailspin.  (Even as I write this, we know of more facilities cutting their hours back or teetering on the edge of closure  so exciting!!)

This is the power of our God: With Him ALL THINGS are possible.

And that’s why we’re dreaming big over here at Sidewalk Advocates for Life.

In 4 years, we’ve grown to 153 life-saving locations around the globe — praise God! — but we don’t want to stop here.

There are more facilities that are uncovered daily.

More mothers who need our help.

We don’t want ANYONE to get sucked into the lies of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry without an opportunity to hear that there’s real help and hope.

Will you JOIN US in growing our ministry to set up our life-saving program in more communities in order to help save more lives and close more abortion centers?

Here’s the AMAZING NEWS: For the next 13 days, you have a rare opportunity to make a financial gift and see your donation INSTANTLY DOUBLED due to a generous group of donors who have come together to issue a $40,000 MATCHING FUND CHALLENGE!  That means $25 becomes $50… $100 becomes $200 …$500 becomes $1,000 …$5,000 becomes $10,000 …what a gift to move this work forward!


Friends, we DON’T want to leave any of this generosity sitting on the table.  With lives and souls at stake, we cannot afford to.  If we KNOW this program is working, we have a moral obligation to fulfill the mission God has put in front of us: Cover all uncovered abortion facilities as soon as possible …because we know how much it devastates the abortion industry, saves lives, and impacts eternal souls.

Will you join us in this great mission with a gift today — and see it instantly doubled?  If so, I’d be incredibly grateful for your sacrifice!


From the bottom of my heart: Thank you for your consideration!  I appreciate you!
Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life


P.S. – With 153 locations, almost 5,000 babies saved, and a host of other miracles in 4 years on the sidewalk, we DON’T want to stop here: More mothers need our help to choose life for their preborn children!  Will you help us grow this ministry to set up more life-saving locations? If so, your gift is INSTANTLY DOUBLED due to a MATCHING FUND CHALLENGE gifted to us by a group of generous donors  but it’s only for the next 13 days!  Here’s where you can give and HELP SAVE MORE LIVES: sidewalkadvocates.org/donate.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

URGENT: Your prayers are needed RIGHT NOW…

Dear Friend of Life:

I know your time is precious, so I’ll make this super quick.

YOUR PRAYERS ARE NEEDED RIGHT NOW  and in the days to come.

The hearing to confirm Judge Kavanaugh  the very judge who could easily become THE Supreme Court vote to overturn the landmark abortion case,Roe v. Wade  has started with unbelievable protest and fiery objections.

As Fox News just reported, “The Supreme Court confirmation hearing turned into a political spectacle within moments, as top Democrats tried to overtake the session with a rapid-fire string of objections, and protesters screamed from the audience.”

Even as I write this, there is more yelling echoing throughout the room.

MORE HERE: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/04/brett-kavanaugh-hearing-interrupted-by-democratic-senators-protests.html

Please join us in prayer for these hearings to proceed without any more interruption— and for the balance of the Supreme Court to be won back over to the Constitution and LIFE for the good of our great country.

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life


CLOSED: The amazing VIDEO story of Las Cruces, NM …and how you can help END ABORTION!

Dear Friend of Life:

Whenever we think about abortion in our hometown, sometimes, we’re overwhelmed.  We might feel a pull to get to our local abortion facility to help save lives, but often, we don’t even know where to begin.  Or maybe we’ve been doing it for awhile …but we’re curious to know what other tips and strategies we can integrate into our outreach to perhaps win more life-saving conversations on the sidewalk.

What has worked well for others?  What doesn’t work?  Does a systematic plan matter?  Are other cities really seeing fruit from a prayer presence + outreach to abortion-minded moms on the sidewalk?

The community in Las Cruces, New Mexico asked those same questions when they received the devastating news that an abortion facility was opening in their community.

So, they did THREE KEY THINGS:  They prayed.  They talked to other cities + national groups where things appeared to be going well on the sidewalk.  And through God’s grace and that research, they made a plan for their community.

After running after that plan with everything in their heart for many months, they finally got the news: Their abortion facility was CLOSED!
Watch the 7-minute inspirational video story HERE: https://vimeo.com/256161836

Want to help save lives and close your local abortion facility? 

Knowing how busy you are, we developed a simple, research-proven sidewalk advocacy training program  along with tools and support  so you can be successful in reaching out to abortion-minded women and men through God’s amazing grace!  (Yes, we were created for busy people who want to make a difference!)

All you do is fill out a 5-minute application (where you pledge to be peaceful, prayerful and law-abiding), agree to a short phone conversation so we can answer your initial questions, and once approved, we ship you everything you need to quickly build a team of Sidewalk Advocates.  Then, we walk with you, answering your questions and troubleshooting challenges as you build and grow.

Applications to bring Sidewalk Advocates for Life to your community this Fall are OPEN FOR TWO MORE DAYS through August 31 at sidewalkadvocates.org/apply!

Questions?  Check out How it Works HERE: http://sidewalkadvocates.org/about/how-it-works/

…or drop us a line at info@sidewalkadvocates.org, and we’d love to be of service!  

We hope to have the pleasure of serving you!  Praying for your discernment!

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life


DEVOTIONAL (July 15 – August 15, 2018): “The Greatest of These”

by Jeff Reedy, National Program Assistant, Sidewalk Advocates for Life

Verse(s): “Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. …Love never fails. …And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

– 1 Cor 13: 4-8a; 13

Reflection: Paul tells us something very important through this discourse about love, and something we need to heed in the midst of today’s crises.

Yes, there are lots of things to alarm us in the world around us: Sex abuse scandals in Hollywood or the Church …or your local abortion facility that has taken the lives of countless innocent children.  As yet another example, they recently discovered a compound in New Mexico where ISIS was teaching children how to do mass shootings. (Crazy that didn’t make the news!)  And YES, there should be moral outrage about these things, no doubt.

But we also have to remember the number one commandment and what Paul tells us.  No matter how outraged we might become, if we don’t exhibit love — even towards those who have done these incredibly harmful things — we become nothing.  No matter how horrible some action is that some person in authority has committed, we have to remember love.

Does love mean giving them a get out of jail free card?  No, of course not.  Sometimes love means locking them away for life to keep them from hurting other people and from destroying themselves.  But let’s not give in to the desire to cry out for their blood — to want them to be tortured and killed.  Let’s pray for their souls and hope and pray that they find God and turn from their lives of foolishness and pain.

That’s what love demands.  And John DOES tell us that God is love.  God demands that we love our enemies, pray for them, and care for them.

It’s not easy when you think of the horrible things they’ve done.  It gets a lot easier, though, when we think of the horrible things WE’VE done — and how we’ve also been infinitely offensive to an infinitely good, holy, and loving God.  It’s also a reminder that unless we are ready to forgive others for their offenses when they are truly sorry, we won’t get off so easy (cf. Matthew 18:21-35).

Once we have humbled ourselves to see what God has done for us, we can start to grasp the beauty and power of forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Faith Challenge: Let us pray for all those who have been wounded by others’ sins.  Then, let’s us pray for a conversion of heart for all sinners in need of the redemptive love of Jesus Christ.


Dear Friend of Life:

I hesitate to share too much in this email because I’m sure we have pro-abortion folks who are monitoring our listserve!  So, I’ll keep it general… but I’m so excited.

As we continue to collaborate with our program advisors, we are starting to integrate more “psychology of influence” techniques into our sidewalk outreach at locations across the country — and we’re witnessing stunning, life-saving results! 

More cars are stopping …more women are turning around in the driveway to head to the pregnancy center …and meanwhile, workers are shocked by the effectiveness, but they are ALSO more receptive to our offer of help to leave the industry!


So, what’s the big change?

While, again, I won’t go into everything, I’ll say this: It begins with ONE PERSON in a reflector vest.  

I’m not kidding.

We are tempted to think that in order to divert more women to the pregnancy center, we need huge teams of people on the sidewalk.  And don’t get me wrong: The goal IS to work up to 100% coverage so we can touch each and every eternal soul entering that abortion facility.

But on any given morning, to accomplish the goal of being present to women-in-need and really filling those needs, you need just ONE PERSON at the driveway (as long as the driveway is on public property) in a reflector vest — noting, for example, the “psychology of influence” principle that people in uniforms tend to get their requests met more — and ONE PARTNER on the other side of the driveway or at the fence to catch cars from the other side or reach out to those who didn’t take your offer of help as they were coming in.  (In other words, one person reaching out at a time, but always there in twos for safety and reflecting the Gospel mandate.)

When the Sidewalk Advocate stops the car, they present themselves in a loving, professional manner and are taught how to offer the FREE help at the local pregnancy resource center very quickly in the most attractive way possible.  And some women really do turnaround right then and there and head to the pregnancy center. 

If they don’t accept our help right away, Sidewalk Advocates are taught how to continue the conversation to hopefully still encourage a decision for life.

This is EXACTLY what happened when I visited Sioux Falls, SD a couple weeks ago to be a support to our team on the ground.

Our valiant leader, Sara, and her family lead our local program there, and they’ve done an incredible job incorporating some of these techniques into their outreach.

For our morning on the sidewalk, Sara was already ready in her pick reflector vest!

Their biggest obstacle was knowing who was going RIGHT to Planned Parenthood(on the right side of the office complex) or who was going LEFT towards the coffee shop or Pizza Hut.  When cars were pulling in, you couldn’t tell.

So, we told Sara and the team: Stop EVERYONE  the risk is far too great NOT to. 

When we stopped the car, we introduced ourselves: “Hi, there, I’m Sara with (insert a pro-woman name for your group or, if the pregnancy center allows, say you are with them)…Are you by chance going to Planned Parenthood today?”  If you have a smile on your face and keep it cool, 99% of the time, they will tell you.  (And if they get uneasy about the question, you treat them like a Planned Parenthood client!)

Then, it’s offering the FREE help at the local pregnancy center.  If they tell you they aren’t going there for “that,” you can ask them to share what service they are seeking that day “to point them to free help in town” (note: If it’s artificial birth control, because of it’s likely abortifacient nature and other concerns, we either share the beauty of chastity with unmarried women OR, with married women, a form of Natural Family Planning that’s 98-99% use effective).  Again, most of the time, they’ll tell you exactly what they are going in for.

If they said they were going to grab coffee or pizza, we simply told them that we were offering the free help at the local pregnancy center for anyone in need — and we handed them our pamphlet while saying, “here’s some info if you know anyone who might need help.” Almost 100% of the time, the driver took our pamphlet.  BOOM.  Quick evangelization and informing the public within seconds.

The most trying moment was when the coffee shop manager arrived for his shift, late morning  oh, they had warned me about him!  (Apparently, every single time our Advocates are out there, he comes over to harass them about our inviting cars to take info in the driveway.)  He pulled in, parked, and came marching over… FURIOUS.

“You can’t do that!  You can’t stop cars in the driveway…”

“Hi, there, what’s your name?”  I said as I stuck out my hand.

He shook my hand… then, went off on us.

I calmly reassured him that I was an attorney myself, we knew our rights, we were permitted to invite cars to briefly stop in the driveway for about 10-15 seconds to take info, our attorney had already spoken to their local police, and we’d appreciate him respecting our First Amendment Rights.  I informed him that he wasn’t unlike many property owners who were upset they had to share a parking lot with Planned Parenthood …and my advice was to get out.

He was rude and insistent that we could just let the car park and waive the client over —and if not, he’d call the police.

Sara brought up, “You KNEW before you moved in that we were here, first.”

I finally got much more direct, and I told him — pointing to Planned Parenthood with some real fire in my belly — that as long as children were dying in that building, we’d be here, inviting cars to stop, because that was the best point of access. “If you’re more concerned about selling a cup of coffee than the children dying in that building, you’ve got your priorities messed up.”

He furiously marched back to his car, threatening to call the police and pretending to tape us on his phone.

“Go ahead, sir, we’ve already worked this out with the local police,”  I reassured him.

Maybe he was mad because we stopped almost EVERY car coming into the shopping center that day.  And just before he marched over, a couple who had listened to our offer of help on the way in had driven back towards us to “talk” some more (after sitting in their car for 20 minutes, reading our pamphlet) …and chose our help at the pregnancy center instead.  PRAISE GOD!!

Never underestimate the power of ONE PERSON — and yes, a partner to have their back —in a reflector vest, waving, with a big smile and a simple offer of help.

And please pray for that coffee shop manager.  He’s experiencing the “constructive tension” that’s needed for a conversion of heart  and for abortion to end.

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life


DEADLINE: TONIGHT! Your last chance… and TWO opportunities to SAVE LIVES!

Dear Friend of Life:

I know your time is precious, so I’ll make this quick!

There are TWO opportunities you have to HELP SAVE LIVES…

1. It’s YOUR LAST CHANCE to register for the Save Lives on the Sidewalk” National Pro-Life Conference with Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson, October 19-21 in Dallas, and snag the Super Early Bird discount registration rate before it ends at 11:59 pm CST TONIGHT!  (REMEMBER: You’re getting an amazing deal!  All meals are covered and you get a FREE shuttle to / from DFW International Airport!  You can also take advantage of the discount room block — and perhaps share a room with a friend to keep costs down!)

DETAILS / REGISTRATION HERE: sidewalkadvocates.org/conference


  1. Top, effective, cutting-edge sidewalk outreach techniques known to help save lives from around the nation — and why they’re working
  2. How you can witness a turnaround at the abortion facility in about 15 seconds
  3. Special cases at the abortion facility —- and how to confidently navigate them
  4. A comprehensive abortion worker outreach training + effectively navigating difficult situations with workers, led, in person, by Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson
  5. How to effectively recruit and sustain your local program
  6. Unparalleled inspiration and fellowship with other pro-lifers from around the nation

Questions?  Drop us a line at info@sidewalkadvocates.org!

We look forward to seeing you in Dallas this October!

2. We have NEW life-saving locations …and there might be one near you!

Please give a warm PRO-LIFE welcome to our BRAND NEW Sidewalk Advocates for Life locations!  The following cities have just started (or will start soon) their sidewalk advocacy program, peacefully offering loving, life-affirming alternatives to women and men entering their local abortion facility…

  • Bedford Heights, OH
  • Catonsville, MD
  • Columbus, OH
  • Fort Myers (South), FL
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Macon, GA
  • Toledo, OH
  • Winston-Salem, NC

These locations join our existing locations who are continuing their program!  Please keep them in your prayers!

Total, we are currently at 153 participating locations!  Praise God!
If you live near one of these locations, we invite you to consider attending a local training and becoming a Sidewalk Advocate, offering loving, life-affirming alternatives to women and men entering the local abortion facility.

Details on how to get involved in your local Sidewalk Advocates for Life program are found in the LOCATIONS tab on our main website: http://sidewalkadvocates.org/locations/ — click on your closest location and see contact info for the local program.  (Note: We are still in the process of uploading all these locations to the web; if you do not see your location, check back in a few days!)

What if you don’t have a location near you?

Consider bringing a Sidewalk Advocates for Life sidewalk advocacy program to your local community: Applications are NOW OPEN at sidewalkadvocates.org/apply!

It is our prayer that no abortion facility in America and beyond goes without peaceful, loving, well-trained sidewalk counselors.  We hope you’ll consider joining in this incredibly important mission to save lives and end abortion through the power of His love!


Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life


Grab a pro-life friend, take a break, and BE INSPIRED in Dallas this Fall…

Dear Friend of Life:

Life can be so crazy sometimes.

The kids… the laundry… taking care of pets… fixing cars that just broke down… the chores …the seemingly never-ending TO-DO list!

Sometimes, you just need excuse to get away and find that time to nurture or grow one of your passions and callings with others — to see how you can be involved in the greatest human rights movement in the history of the world: namely, SAVING LIVES AND ENDING ABORTION.

JOIN US for the FIRST ANNUAL “Save Lives on the Sidewalk” National Pro-Life Conference, October 19-21, in the Dallas, TX area with Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson!



  1. Top, effective, cutting-edge sidewalk outreach techniques known to help save lives from around the nation — and why they’re working
  2. How you can witness a turnaround at the abortion facility in about 15 seconds
  3. Special cases at the abortion facility — and how to confidently navigate them
  4. A comprehensive abortion worker outreach training + effectively navigating difficult situations with workers, led, in person, by Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson
  5. How to effectively recruit and sustain your local program
  6. Unparalleled inspiration and fellowship with other pro-lifers from around the nation

– WHERE: Dallas / Ft. Worth Marriott Airport Hotel, 8840 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, TX

  • free shuttle to / from Dallas / Ft. Worth International Airport
  • free wi-fi
  • 3 restaurants on site (*even though all meals are covered with your registration fee)
  • comfortable facilities + high traveler rating

***DISCOUNT ROOM BLOCK: Limited discount rooms under “Sidewalk Advocates for Life” room block at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Marriott Airport Hotel. Call 1-800-228-9290 and mention the Sidewalk Advocates for Life Oct. 2018 group to get the block rate. You do have the option to share a room with a friend!

 WHEN: Friday evening, October 19 – Sunday afternoon (early), October 21, 2018 (*exact start / end time to be announced soon)

– WHY: Former abortion providers have told us that sidewalk advocacy was the activity that most devastated their business.  Planned Parenthood has said that when there is a peaceful outreach presence in front of their facilities, the cancellation rate can go as high as 75%!  No doubt, sidewalk advocacy  being present at the scene to give abortion-bound women and men real help and hope in order to help save lives  is an essential part to ending abortion through God’s grace.  This one-time event will help supply any pro-life individual with the tools they need to start or take their existing outreach to the next level!

– REGISTER NOW: sidewalkadvocates.org/conference

  • $99 – Super Early Bird Special (before August 1)
  • $109 – Early Bird Special (August 1 – August 31)
  • $119 – Regular Conference Fee (September 1 – October 15)

The registration fee covers conference materials, ALL MEALS from Fridaynight through Sunday lunch*, and shuttle to / from DFW Airport.

(***NOTE: Friday and Saturday night dinner are heavy appetizers such that the hotel has guaranteed you can easily create a meal.  However, should you need to supplement, the hotel has three restaurants on site.)

REGISTER NOW TO GET THE DISCOUNTED RATE:sidewalkadvocates.org/conference

Questions?  Please drop us a line back!

We look forward to seeing you in Dallas!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life


DEVOTIONAL (July 1-15, 2018): “Lack of Faith?”

by Jeff Reedy, National Program Assistant, Sidewalk Advocates for Life

Verse: “Jesus could not perform very many miracles there, except to lay hands on a few people and heal them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.” – Mark 6:5-6

Reflection: That’s not the way we want to amaze Jesus, right?

How often is He wanting to perform miracles in our lives or in our communities, but our lack of faith leaves Him unable to do much, amazed at how little we believe. Would it not be better for us to amaze Him as did the centurion, with his great faith?

God can do a great deal or not very much in our lives, depending on how much faith we put in Him. And it only takes a mustard seed to go a long way.

Faith Challenge: Let’s ask God how we can get out of the way, allow Him to work more freely in our lives, and how He can help our faith grow in the process.


Dear Friend of Life:

Have you heard about our BRAND NEW “PRO-LIFE APPAREL” online store, including our fun line of Make Unborn Babies Great Again (#MUBGA) tees, signage, and more?

We couldn’t be more excited!

Get the gear and join the movement  and support our life-saving ministry!

DIRECT LINK TO SHOP NOW: sidewalkadvocates.org/store

You’ll be able to purchase…

  • The exclusive #MUBGA tee
  • The exclusive #MUBGA hats — red and navy
  • The exclusive #MUGBA yard signs (which also double as marching / rally signs)
  • Sidewalk Advocates for Life logo tees — light blue, royal blue, navy, and irish green
  • Sidewalk Advocates for Life logo crewneck sweatshirts — royal blue and irish green
  • Sidewalk Advocates for Life logo hoodies — royal blue
  • Sidewalk Advocates for Life logo caps — khaki and navy
  • Our best-selling item at March for Life 2018: the Love Saves Lives tee!

Be a witness and easily start a pro-life conversation with family, friends …and even strangers!  

Also, we invite you to email us at info@sidewalkadvocates.org with a picture of yourself in one of the tees, sweatshirts, or hats …and you might see it posted in social media!

Thanks for having some fun with us — but most importantly, we hope it brings greater attention to the cause or encourages someone to get involved in the greatest human rights movement in the history of the world!

In Christ, for Life,

Bethany Mistretta
National Program Manager
Sidewalk Advocates for Life