PICTURE: No Rape Exception In The New Alabama Abortion Ban? A Thought…

Dear Friend of Life:

All this talk of ‘no rape exception’ in the aftermath of the passage of the Alabama law, and a thought…

People have said awful things to my friend, Paula, who chose life for her son, Caleb, after gang rape at gunpoint. What’s even more interesting is that she wasn’t in the minority as some might have you believe: Most moms who conceive in rape choose life and choose to parent.

The folks who are calling children conceived in rape  these precious human beings, no different from anyone else  names have one thing in common: They are very broken, hurting people.

You see, they are saying awful things to Paula because they are wrestling with the fact that they didn’t choose life in a financial issue when she chose life after rape. They didn’t stand up to the boyfriend pressuring them when she chose life after being held at gunpoint. They didn’t choose life in a career or school conflict when she chose life in one of the so-called ‘exceptions.’

The truth that we need to share with the world is that there is no condemnation here. Because, you see, I made decisions where I didn’t listen to my heart — where I didn’t choose what was right.

I fell short. Terribly short. 

I’m not perfect, and I don’t expect others to be — especially in a crisis — or I heap condemnation upon myself. That doesn’t mean that we don’t call each other to do right, it just means we are very careful to point fingers.

Welcome to humanity.

Instead, my prayer is that these folks realize that there is no condemnation to those who choose Christ. He wills their healing and restoration. Paula serves not as a representative who condemns them, but as a message of hope that when circumstances aren’t ideal, we all have the power to choose better.

(Photo credit: Paula K. Peyton, Pro-Life Speaker)

If you didn’t choose life before, welcome to humankind where, but for grace, we all fall short of the glory of God. In one situation or another, we all have failed to ‘choose life.’ We love you and we’re just all trying to do better and become the best version of ourselves.

So, pray for these folks who are saying awful things: Behind those awful words is a hurting human soul, desperately in need of Christ and the ministry of His Church which can set them free.

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
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TIME TO CELEBRATE: 6,000 BABIES SAVED!!!

Dear Friend of Life:

We have some HUGE news for you!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve now witnessed OVER 6,000 BABIES SAVED!

In fact, the total number of babies saved is now 6,337 (and those are just the ones we know about) — praise God!  We cannot do it without the faithful outreach of our volunteer Advocates around the country and the world, along with YOUR prayers and support.

It’s hard to believe that just over five years ago we started with only a handful of locations, and now we are nearing 200 around the world!  What’s more, in the past month we have received an avalanche of interest in starting new Sidewalk Advocates for Life locations, thanks to people being powerfully moved by the movie Unplanned to get involved in pro-life ministry

The momentum and acceleration for LIFE is like nothing we’ve ever seen before!

Meanwhile, the other side is less than thrilled about it. No doubt, you have heard about the recent attack on peaceful, prayerful advocates outside of a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood by a state Representative.  Just this past Friday, our Executive Director, Lauren Muzyka, had the privilege of being in Philadelphia with numerous other pro-life leaders to stand up for the First Amendment rights of all those who reach out to women and men on the sidewalk, offering them hope and resources to choose life.

Watch Lauren’s powerful, 2 minute speech HERE.

(Photo credit: LIVE ACTION)

It’s no surprise that peaceful pro-life advocates are being targeted now more than ever.  Pro-choice activists can see the writing on the wall: heartbeat bills and other abortion restrictions being signed into law across the country, abortion facilities closing at a record pace, and the most pro-life Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade.

We are winning the fight for the culture of life, and they know it.  It’s no wonder they’ve resorted to screaming and harassing elderly grandmothers and teenage girls — they have no other tactics left! 

Were you inspired by the rally in Philadelphia to get more involved?  Want to stand up to bullies like Representative Sims?  Help save the next 1,000 babies through peaceful, prayerful, sidewalk advocacy!  

  • If you are not already a trained Sidewalk Advocate, consider signing up to become one today!  You can find a location near you at sidewalkadvocates.org/locations.
  • If there is no location in your community, will you consider standing in the gap between vulnerable women and the local abortion facility that preys on their fear for profit?  Applications to start a sidewalk advocacy team in your community are OPEN NOW!!  To begin the journey, go to: sidewalkadvocates.org/apply
  • For more information on our comprehensive training program and what we offer, see sidewalkadvocates.org/about/how-it-works/

If you are already a trained Advocate, or you simply want to fellowship with members of the pro-life community, we invite you to join us for one or both of these exciting upcoming events:

  • The Pro-Life Women’s Conference, June 21-23, in New Orleans, LA.  We have an extremely limited number of discounted tickets available exclusively through Sidewalk Advocates for Life!  Click here to register now before they sell out!
  • Our own Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Pro-Life Conference, October 11-13, in Dallas, TX.  Learn the most up-to-date tips and strategies for reaching out to women and men considering abortion. Go to sidewalkadvocates.org/conference for details; click REGISTER to snag a discounted Early Bird ticket before it expires!

In whatever role you are called to play, thank you for standing up for the cause of LIFE in your community and letting the world know we are here, and we will not back down!

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

Something BIG Is Happening In The Pro-Life Movement…

Dear Friend of Life:

Something BIG is happening right now.

Since the release of the pro-life, blockbuster hit movie, Unplanned — the story of Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson — on March 29, Abby says she is waking up every morning to numerous emails from people who walked into the theater pro-choice and out pro-life.

Abby’s abortion worker ministry, And Then There Were None, is now helping at least another dozen workers who want to leave after seeing the movie!

40 Days for Life, during this last Spring campaign (which ended yesterday), reported dozens upon dozens of new volunteers who came out to pray for the first time after watching it.

And we in Sidewalk Advocates for Life are processing over 50 applications from folks who are interested in starting a life-saving location with our program, citing the movie as a huge motivator — which could be a sudden 30% increase in sites!

This movie is surely the “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” of abortion …and I cannot wait to see what else God will do!

The biggest thing Abby has shared with me?  All of this is happening because of YOU.

Because YOU bought tickets to see the movie, it has stayed in theaters this long.

Because YOU have said yes to life-saving activities like Sidewalk Advocates for Life, folks have had a place to go once they were convicted to do more.

And because YOU have supported our ministry and Abby’s, we have been able to help more women and workers than ever before!

One thing is clear: Without YOU, this new “springtime” in the pro-life movement  the greatest work on earth to help and save lives and souls  doesn’t happen.  (Yes, it’s by His grace all these things are happening, but our YES is precious to Him as He seeks to work through us!)

So, keep seeing the movie  and bring people with you.

And keep encouraging folks to get involved and support this life-saving work!

If you want to meet Abby Johnson and learn more from her regarding sidewalk advocacy and how to personally help more workers leave the business, join us for this upcoming event …and hurry, because a special ticket deal might pass you by!

Super Early Bird tickets for the Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Conference with Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson this October in Dallas, TX will expire TONIGHT, April 15 at 11:59 pm CST

Other speakers include…

  • David Bereit, Founder, 40 Days for Life
  • Steve Karlen, Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life
  • Joanna Hyatt, Strategic Partnerships, Live Action
  • Dr. Pat Castle, Founder / President, LIFE Runners
  • Josh Brahm, President, Equal Rights Institute
  • Paula Peyton, Save the One (whose son, Caleb, was conceived in gang rape)
…and myself, among others!

See sidewalkadvocates.org/conference for details; click REGISTER to snag a discountedSuper Early Bird ticket before it expires!

We look forward to seeing you in Dallas this Fall!

Indeed, we are seeing the miraculous unfold right before our eyes; let’s keep moving forward and giving Him our YES every step of the way!

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

She Watched “Unplanned” And Become Pro-Life…

Dear Friend of Life:

I know it’s Friday afternoon, but I HAD to share this with you.

Our National Outreach Coordinator, Nate, was at a showing this week for the new blockbuster pro-life film, Unplanned  the story of Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson  that just hit theaters, officially, today.  As one of the organizers of the showing, he let the crowd know that he would be available if anyone wanted to talk afterwards.

After the showing, a woman and man came up to him with tears in their eyes, explained that they were from the Central Florida Post, and that they had always considered themselves pro-choice.

What she said next Nate will never forget.

“The only way I can go back (to being pro-choice) is if any of that wasn’t true.”

The film hit her so hard that she told Nate she didn’t know how to put into words all that she was feeling and what direction to take her article on the movie.

Nate listened intently, and said, “At the very least, encourage people to see the movie.”

She agreed, and what came next was this article that has gone viral in the last 24 hours: A Pro-Choice Review of Pro-Life Film Unplanned

I’m not kidding when I say this: I believe that THIS film will do for abortion what “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” did to end slavery.

But the only way this film is successful and reaches the audience it needs to is if you do ONE THING: Go see it THIS weekend, opening weekend.

You can get your tickets here: https://unplannedtickets.com/

This weekend, Sidewalk Advocates for Life is hosting two SOLD OUT showings in the North Dallas area, and I’m already praying for everyone who will be present: That they will either get involved in the greatest human rights movement in the history of the world or take their life-saving work to the next level.

For God’s glory, let us pray!

In that spirit, there are two events coming up where you can do just that — but the opportunity to snag your spot is ending soon!

The Pro-Life Women’s Conference, happening this June in New Orleans, has $95 tickets, an offer that runs out at 11:59 pm CST THIS Sunday:  To redeem, click TICKETS at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-pro-life-womens-confere…, then click “ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE” in the upper right hand corner to enter SAFL2019 to get a discounted ticket!

Super Early Bird tickets for the Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Conference this October in Dallas, TX will expire on April 15!  To redeem, see sidewalkadvocates.org/conference for details; click REGISTER to snag a discounted Super Early Bird ticket before it expires!

Once you register for both events, forward your two email confirmations onto christina@sidewalkadvocates.org before April 1, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to the store of your choice!  (Questions? Drop a line to Christina at christina@sidewalkadvocates.org!)

All in all, let’s pray, buckle up, and watch God move people to action this weekend and beyond!  Thanks so much!

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

p.s. — In case you didn’t see the announcement on social media: We made goal in our Spring Matching Fund campaign!  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for all your prayers and support to keep this life-saving mission going strong!!