DOUBLE Your Impact Against the Abortion Industry

The good news just keeps coming!

In the past few weeks, we found out about another FOUR abortion/abortion-referral facilities that have closed their doors following a Sidewalk Advocates for Life outreach presence (in TX, IN, IA, and NY).

Plus, TWO more abortion workers have left the business with the help of a Sidewalk Advocate (and were referred to And Then There Were None abortion worker ministry for ongoing healing).

We also just recorded a few hundred more turnaways/babies saved over the last few weeks — yes, a few HUNDRED

Sidewalk Advocates for Life is preparing a huge celebration because these recent reports bring us to nearly 10,000 confirmed victories in just six years on the sidewalk! Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Advocates have continued to be the hands and feet of Christ for mothers in crisis.
 
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 six years, we’ve grown to 193 life-saving locations around the globe — that’s about 28% of U.S. abortion facilities — but we don’t want to stop here.

There are more facilities that are uncovered daily.

More mothers who need our help.

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 14 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 $70,000 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!

MAKE A LIFE-SAVING GIFT OF SUPPORT HERE

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, we’s be incredibly grateful for your sacrifice!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your consideration!  I appreciate you!

And DON’T FORGET: There are just a few days left to get a special discount for the Third Annual Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Pro-Life Conference!

Early Bird Registration ENDS July 15! 

Whether you join us in person or decide to take advantage of our VIRTUAL conference optionyou’ll be able to hear the latest, cutting-edge tips and strategies for saving lives and ending abortion from around the nation.

REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE LAST REMAINING CONFERENCE SEATS

Thank you again for all of the ways that you are supporting Sidewalk Advocates for Life.  It is a true blessing from God to partner in this ministry with all of you!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

VIDEO: This couple saves HUNDREDS of babies every year from abortion…

Dear Friend of Life,
Sometimes we are genuinely overwhelmed by all of the beautiful work being done on the sidewalk to save lives and end abortion. So, to share some of these amazing stories with all of you, we are launching a new video series!

Sidewalk Advocates for Life’s “Ordinary Heroes” series showcases inspirational stories that demonstrate how just one person’s efforts can transform communities and save lives.

This first video is about our friends, Eddie and Susan Perez.

In 2013, Eddie and Susan Perez set out to transform their already-successful pregnancy resource center into a life-affirming competitor to San Antonio’s abortion industry — and the fruit has been astonishing. They went from seeing 200 women per year to serving 2,500 women annually!

They applied their professional backgrounds to their ministry, improved their facilities, brought in sidewalk support, and set their goals high, believing that with God, all things were possible. By January 2019, their work had made such an impact that they were able to put one of their local abortion facilities out of business for good.

Sidewalk Advocates for Life is proud to highlight “ordinary heroes” like Susan and Eddie! Click, below, to watch NOW!

And if Eddie and Susan look familiar, you may recognize them from the video story of the South San Antonio abortion facility closing…

Knowing that sidewalk support has been a key component in Eddie and Susan’s journey to save lives and end abortion in their community, if all of this moves you to bring Sidewalk Advocates for Life to YOUR community, you’re in luck: We’ve extended the application deadline to June 30!

APPLY NOW

And if you want to hear more from Eddie and Susan, join us for the Third Annual Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Pro-Life Conference to hear their presentations!  Our Super Early Bird Registration discount is now available through July 15! 

Don’t forget: We’ve now added a VIRTUAL conference option! Whether you choose to network and fellowship with us in person or take it all in online, you’ll be able to hear the latest, cutting-edge tips and strategies for saving lives and ending abortion from around the nation.

REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE REMAINING CONFERENCE SEATS

We are so grateful to be able to share these opportunities for LIFE with you, and we hope it serves to support and encourage you in everything you do!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

VIDEO AND STATEMENT ON MODERN-DAY LAW-BREAKING TACTICS AT ABORTION FACILITIES

Dear Friend of Life:

A few weeks ago, there was a law-breaking incident at one of our sites in Michigan where Sidewalk Advocates for Life (SAFL), working alongside another peaceful sidewalk counseling group, has had an outreach presence for years. Because the group behind this tactic mentioned SAFL in their statement about the events that day — which could confuse where our volunteers were in the midst of this incident and whether there was approval or even coordination between our groups that day — we feel compelled to make a statement about what exactly our Sidewalk Advocates witnessed, what they did in response, and why SAFL stands against modern-day law-breaking tactics.

On May 13, 2020, members of the SAFL-Grand Rapids team arrived for regularly-scheduled outreach to find that an out-of-town group called the Red Rose Rescue (RRR) had entered the privately-owned parking lot of the Heritage Clinic for Women, the main abortion center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The following is what our Sidewalk Advocates witnessed: Members of the RRR approached clients in a manner described as “aggressive,” “intimidating,” and “haranguing.” A member of our team heard someone with their group tell a client, “There’s a special cage in hell for you.” Video footage showed an RRR member pacing in the middle of the driveway, continuously yelling towards the premises. Meanwhile, due to the crowd that the group attracted, Sidewalk Advocates had a difficult time accessing abortion-minded clients to conduct outreach. Multiple witnesses said the collective scene was “chaotic.” Members of the RRR were eventually cited or arrested on site. In response, Sidewalk Advocates were tasked with having to distinguish themselves to police rather than focus on reaching abortion-bound clients. Since community members were unable to verify whether any mother accepted help at a life-affirming pregnancy center or otherwise chose life, our Sidewalk Advocates said there were no confirmed turnaways/babies saved that day.

It appears that the RRR had alerted some media to join them to witness the incident, but our leaders and Sidewalk Advocates had no idea that this was going to take place. As one local pro-life community member said, “It’s unfortunate that they come down here one day and put on this massive show, their theatrics, and they stir the pot of emotion, and then they leave. The people who are normally here every day — we are the ones who have to deal with that.” This also puts their site, as well as sites across the state, at greater risk for a buffer zone — among other legal risks — potentially leaving the local pro-life community to fight an unjust law in court.

We want to make clear that SAFL, along with the SAFL-Grand Rapids team, does not condone the methods exhibited during this incident and was in no way involved with it; even more so, we’re saddened that the team was prevented from fully ministering to abortion-minded mothers and abortion workers that day, especially because the Sidewalk Advocates in Grand Rapids, working alongside other pro-life community members, have been very effective in building positive relationships within the community. In fact, this positive witness has led to at least 100 confirmed turnaways/babies saved since they began their coordinated outreach in 2014.

All of the volunteers at our nearly 200 sites around the globe sign our Pledge of Integrity, agreeing to be peaceful, prayerful, law-abiding, and loving. Not only do these values provide legal protection to our ministry, but they are the foundation of our national reputation which has led to partnerships with life-affirming organizations across the United States and the world, allowing us to assist nearly 10,000 abortion-minded mothers and preborn children in just six years.

Please read our full statement regarding our position on modern-day law-breaking tactics here: sidewalkadvocates.org/statement

We also leave with you this short video on “Our Values,” and why SAFL finds these values to be essential to winning life-saving conversations at the abortion center.  Thank you!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

 

Our Prayer for Peace

Peace be with you.

There’s no doubt that, right now, we are in dire need of peace. The unrest at both global and societal levels has us clamoring for answers, hope, and a voice amid the chaos to offer love and clarity.

And that’s exactly who we want to be as Sidewalk Advocates. 

The sidewalk is a place of chaos for women in crisis; in front of the abortion center, they experience fear, confusion, and hopelessness. Our goal is to rise above the darkness to bring hope and compassion where there was none. We train our Sidewalk Advocates across the map to consistently be a voice of love in all circumstances, and to see the vulnerability of those at the abortion center. When we recognize the precious humanity of everyone we encounter — be they the abortion-minded women, their companions, or abortion workers — we make way for peace and real change in their lives. In such a vulnerable place as the sidewalk, it’s paramount that Sidewalk Advocates stand boldly and confidently for love.

All of this is possible only through our foundation of prayer. We are capable of conveying peace through our relationship with Christ, Who is the source of all strength. In order to act as the hands and feet of Jesus for others, we pray before, during, and after our time on the sidewalk and trust that He will use us to serve those in need of help.

Join us in praying for peace now — for women in crisis and their preborn children, for the work of Sidewalk Advocates for Life, and for peace to reign in the world at large.

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

NEW ways to join us!

Dear Friend of Life:

We have amazing news to share with you!

Thanks to your support of our nearly 200 locations worldwide, we are thrilled to announce that, now, over 9,500 babies have been saved from abortion!

Each one of these precious children has been given a chance at life, and their mothers have walked away, free from a lifetime of regret.

Additionally, we just became aware of more abortion/abortion-referral facility closures following a Sidewalk Advocates for Life presence, bringing the grand total to 20!  Facilities that have now shut their doors for good include recent closures in Texas, Iowa, New York, and Indiana.  This is profound because we know with each closure, there are countless future lives saved!

Truly, with your partnership, we’re giving families hope while working to eliminate abortion, one mother, one community at a time.

Yet, there’s still more work to be done.

Even during this downtime in the midst of COVID-19 concerns, the vast majority of abortion facilities around the country are still open and operating.  Many women enter an abortion facility, unaware of the abundant help immediately available to them and their unborn child.

We know the answer to this problem is right in front of us: Keep building teams of well-trained, peaceful, loving Sidewalk Advocates in front of every uncovered abortion center; for us to be the hands and feet of Christ to offer every mother-in-crisis life-affirming help and hope.

We need YOU.

This month is one of the few times during the year where we’re accepting applications to bring Sidewalk Advocates for Life to YOUR community  and it only takes 5 minutes to fill one out!  Rest assured, our comprehensive training will give you what you need to confidently reach out to abortion-bound mothers and fathers. With your heart for life and this cutting-edge training under your belt, you’ll be able to speak hope into the life of a desperate, scared mother.

APPLY NOW through May 31 to bless your community with sidewalk advocacy training, tools, and support!

Apply Now

And if you’re ready to take your sidewalk advocacy to the next level, join us for the Third Annual Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Pro-Life Conference Our Super Early Bird Registration discount is now available through July 15!

AND HERE’S AN EXCITING UPDATE: We’ve now added a VIRTUAL conference option!  Whether you choose to network and fellowship with us in person or take it all in online, you’ll be able to hear the latest tips and strategies for saving lives and ending abortion.

Register for the Conference Event Now

In whatever way you’re called, thank you for teaming up with us to save lives and end abortion, peacefully and prayerfully!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

Are you with us?

Dear Friend of Life:

Sidewalk Advocates are already helping women at nearly 200 locations around the world

…but imagine if there was peaceful, prayerful, law-abiding outreach in front of every abortion facility in the United States, every hour of operation? 

How many lives would be saved? 

This is where YOU come in: Full coverage at ALL uncovered abortion facilities in the U.S. is the goal so that no abortion-minded mother enters without knowing real help and hope — could YOU be one of the ones that makes that happen?

Applications for new Sidewalk Advocates for Life locations are NOW OPEN! If you do not have a Sidewalk Advocates for Life location yet, or if you have friends who would be blessed by our comprehensive sidewalk advocacy training, tools, and support program, applications are open now through the end of the month!

It’s true that the world is different now than it was just a few months ago, but one thing has not changed: Abortion facilities are open for business — truly, thriving off of COVID-19 fears — and women need to hear about life-affirming alternatives more than ever.

Our national team has been hard at work, and we recently developed ways for you to take advantage of our training, tools, and support virtually and build a life-saving team at your local abortion facility. Plus, we’ve updated our outreach guidelines to help our Sidewalk Advocates work safely and responsibly, even during a pandemic.

If you‘ve been considering joining us in this mission to save lives and end abortion through the power of His love, now is the perfect time to get started!

APPLY NOW

Also, don’t forget that Super Early Bird Registration for our Third Annual Save Lives on the Sidewalk National Pro-Life Conference is ending May 19th! So, make plans to join us for training, networking, fellowship, and more in Dallas this October!  (Note: We are planning to greet you with Texas hospitality this fall as we’d love to see you all in person, but we’re also prepared to substitute with a virtual conference if necessary. So no matter what happens, we will be offering a full schedule of the nation’s most influential pro-life voices!)

Register now for the best ticket price!

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE EVENT NOW

We look forward to prospectively serving you in the days to come.  Thank you for being part of this movement to save lives and end abortion through the power of His love!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

Your gift SAVED LIVES!!

Dear Friend of Life:

THANK YOU.

As we closed out our Spring Matching Fund Campaign this past week, we reflected in gratitude on the fruit of this mission ….and we at Sidewalk Advocates for Life are truly AMAZED by what God has done through YOU this spring!

In just the past few weeks, Sidewalk Advocates for Life…

  • Reached and surpassed 9,000 babies saved — yes, 9,000 mothers who turned away from abortion!
  • Celebrated another abortion facility closure — we’ve now seen 16 facilities closed for good!
  • Witnessed TWO MORE workers leave the business and connect with our friends at And Then There Were None (ATTWN) abortion worker ministry — that makes 68 workers freed from the abortion industry!

….all because of the power of prayer, peaceful outreach, and YOUR support — Glory to God!!

In the end, while we didn’t quite make goal in our Spring Matching Fund Campaign, we witnessed an enormous outpouring of support and thankfully, came extremely close.  These funds will help us to continue the momentum that’s been building these past few weeks.

No doubt, even as our country faces uncertainty in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, our mission on the sidewalk to save lives and end abortion work is going strong.   We have been determined to use this time well: In addition to increased assistance to our Advocates on the sidewalk at this time, we have developed new opportunities for virtual training and support. Our Sidewalk Advocates now have more ways to grow their life-saving outreach than ever before — and YOU have helped make those opportunities possible!

Thank you again for standing with our heroic Sidewalk Advocates. Your partnership means the world to us, and even in this midst of this challenging time, YOU are still saving lives!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

BREAKING: 9,000 BABIES SAVED!!!

Dear Friend of Life:

As Christians around the world are celebrating Christ’s victory over sin and death, Sidewalk Advocates for Life is also celebrating His victory over death on the sidewalk!

And this year we have 9,000 extra reasons to celebrate.

That’s right…

Sidewalk Advocates for Life has now reached and surpassed 9,000 BABIES SAVED FROM ABORTION!

Glory to God!!  WHAT A VICTORY FOR LIFE!!

Everyone here at Sidewalk Advocates for Life is truly amazed by what God has been doing through our ministry — and now we are all so energized by this momentum!

I cannot thank YOU enough for all the sacrifices you’ve made to support this ministry — truly, this is YOUR victory, too!

Friend, there is just ONE DAY LEFT in our Spring Matching Fund Campaign!  We need you to help us keep our life-saving work going and growing, and we are about $26,000 short of where we need to be at this point in order to make goal.  Will you help ensure Sidewalk Advocates for Life continues strong with a financial gift today?

MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE, LIFE-SAVING GIFT OF $25, $100, $500, $2,500 or more NOWsidewalkadvocates.org/donate

Friend, thank you for doing what you can to give us a boost towards the finish line!  Truly, without you, our ministry doesn’t happen — I appreciate your partnership in this mission to SAVE LIVES and END ABORTION through the power of His love!

Blessings in Christ,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

VIDEO: He Is Risen! Happy Easter from Sidewalk Advocates for Life!

Dear Friend of Life:

Happy Easter!  HE IS RISEN!

As we celebrate Christ’s VICTORY over sin and death, we can’t help but think of all of the victories He has won over death through YOU on the sidewalk.  It is such a joy to partner with you in this ministry of hope and love!

Happy Easter from all of us at Sidewalk Advocates for Life! — "He is not here; He has risen, just as He said…" Matthew 28:6#SidewalkAdvocacy #ProLife #ProLove #LoveThemBoth #ChooseLife #LoveSavesLives #Easter #HeIsRisen #Babies #Baby #Life #Woman #RightToLife #Hope #PreBorn #Children #God #HappyEaster #EasterSunday

Posted by Sidewalk Advocates for Life on Sunday, April 12, 2020

Thank you for supporting our Sidewalk Advocates on the front lines and, by that, sharing Christ and His abundant LIFE at the darkest places in our world.

Have a blessed Easter!
In Christ, for Life,

The Sidewalk Advocates for Life National Team

Lauren Muzyka, Esq., Executive Director
Bethany Mistretta, Vice President of Strategy
Susan O’Neill, Director of Programs
Jamie Lynn Black, Director of Communications
Christina Faucett, Esq., Director of Operations
Nate Robertson, Outreach Coordinator
Dave Chenette, Assistant Director of Development
Jon-Mark Williams, Social Media Coordinator
Amy Kirch, Administrative Coordinator
Lisa Shea, Programs Executive Assistant
Erin Devine, Esq., Executive Assistant
Jenna Scott, Esq., Business Consultant
and Board of Directors

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org

THREE VIDEOS: The faces of babies you’ve helped save …and another abortion facility, CLOSED!

Dear Friend of Life:

The last few weeks have been busy for the National Team at Sidewalk Advocates for Life!  We’ve been working, praying, and CELEBRATING!

Here are three video updates that catch you up on the latest in the battle for LIFE…

First, we just marked Sidewalk Advocates for Life’s SIXTH BIRTHDAY In case you missed it, be sure to watch our birthday video message, below.  We know that we may not meet all of the souls our work has touched this side of Heaven, but we can share at least some of the pictures of these precious children and mothers with you!  You’ll also see some of our SAFL local teams across the country and world on the sidewalk — again, the faces of these beautiful servants that you support daily through the gift of your prayers and treasure.

OUR 6TH ANNIVERSARY!!

Friends: Sidewalk Advocates for Life is celebrating its SIXTH birthday!On April 1, 2014, our first wave of volunteers hit the sidewalk! Since then, we have grown to nearly 200 locations, and you have helped more than 8,000 women choose life for their precious children.Thanks be to God for all He's done these past six years!We also give our thanks to YOU, our dear partners in this great mission — those who have volunteered on the sidewalks to reach out to women-in-crisis with love and hope, and those of you who have supported this ministry through the gift of your treasure and prayers.To celebrate, we've prepared a little video gift for you: Pictures of some of the children you've helped save + a handful of pictures of our Sidewalk Advocates around the country and world!Even in the midst of everything going on right now, we can barely keep up with all of the GOOD NEWS! We have reports of babies saved just this week in Michigan, South Carolina, and New York – including twins!You have made a profound, life-saving difference, and we look forward to seeing what He will do through YOU next!We love and appreciate YOU!Blessings,Lauren & the Sidewalk Advocates for Life National Team

Posted by Sidewalk Advocates for Life on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

 

Of course, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — as abortion facilities are unfortunately, booming — our work continues.  We have released a public statement about all of the ways Sidewalk Advocates for Life is adjusting strategies to protect our Advocates, their communities, and the women they serve.  Please watch our 1-minute video statement on COVID-19, below, and read our full public statement here.

COVID-19 STATEMENT

ABORTION OUTREACH IN A PANDEMICClick below to hear Executive Director, Lauren Muzyka's, statement about abortion outreach in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.SAFL's full written statement can be found here: sidewalkadvocates.org/statement-abortion-outreach-in-a-pandemic

Posted by Sidewalk Advocates for Life on Friday, April 3, 2020

 

In addition to all of our work on the sidewalk, leading up to Easter, members of our National Team are guiding everyone through a 5-10 minute prayer / devotional on Facebook Live!  Please join us in prayer each weekday this week at 10 am EST / 9 am CST / 8 am MST / 7 am PST here: www.facebook.com/sidewalkAdvocatesForLife/live.

AND THE OTHER UPDATE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR: The results of our Spring Matching Fund Campaign!  In short, unfortunately, we didn’t make it last week before deadline.  But the good news is that because we came close, our matching fund partners gave their blessing for an extension through April 15!  Your commitment to life is making a noticeable, life-saving difference in communities across our country and around the world, and we hope you’ll take a moment to watch the 2-minute update, below.  Please consider making a gift of $25, $100, $500, $2,500 or more before deadline, Wednesday, April 15 at 11:59 pm CST!

THE UPDATE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR: Results of our Spring Matching Fund Campaign

Ministry Friends: HERE'S THE UPDATE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR — the results of our Spring Matching Fund Campaign! Listen to this 2 minute video from our Executive Director, Lauren Muzyka, as she shares the latest.If you believe in our life-saving work, WE NEED YOUR HELP as we have a limited amount of time to make up the gap and take advantage of these generous matching funds!You can make a tax-deductible, emergency gift of support at: sidewalkadvocates.org/donateThank you so much for your partnership, dear friends, in this great mission!

Posted by Sidewalk Advocates for Life on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Again, if you believe in what we’re doing, you can help Sidewalk Advocates for Life to keep going and growing; visit sidewalkadvocates.org/donate before end-of-the-day, April 15!

Before we close, there’s MORE GOOD NEWS!

By God’s grace, Sidewalk Advocates for Life’s training, tools, and support program has a proven track record to saves lives and close abortion facilities — but you don’t have to take our word for it!  We can now officially announce our SIXTEENTH abortion facility closure!

The abortion facility at one of our Ft. Lauderdale, FL-area locations has closed their doors for good!  More than 1,000 women were turned away and lives saved in the three years that Tom and his team of Sidewalk Advocates conducted outreach there, and just a couple weeks ago, they shut down forever.  Now, one more community can proclaim that Roe v. Wade has ended in their community and a victory for LIFE! 

We are so energized and excited to see what God will do next, and we thank YOU for your support of this loving, life-affirming mission to save lives and end abortion through the power of His love!

In Christ, for Life,

Lauren Muzyka
Executive Director
Sidewalk Advocates for Life

info@sidewalkadvocates.org
sidewalkadvocates.org