WOMEN DESERVE BETTER.
Join us for a prayerful, peaceful demonstration in favor of a culture of life that benefits women and their children.
Thursday, April 13th
Union Square, 11-3pm.
We do not plan to agitate or create conflict. Our intention is to prayerfully and joyfully witness to a more excellent way…
…a way that is better for women, children,
families, and our community.
“You can resolve to live your life with integrity.
Let your credo be this:
Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph.
But not through me.”
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 1978
“What Can I Do?”
2. Pray & Reflect
“I would see you tender-hearted, modest, and humble, not repaying injury with injury, or hard words with hard words, but blessing those who curse you. This God’s call demands of you, and you will inherit a blessing in your turn.” 1 Peter 3:9
“Do not repay injury with injury; study your behaviour in the world’s sight as well as in God’s. Keep peace with all men, where it is possible, for your part… Rather, feed your enemy if he is hungry, give him drink if he is thirsty; by doing this, you will heap coals of fire upon his head. Do not be disarmed by malice; disarm malice with kindness.” Romans 12:20ff
“And now I say to you who are listening to me, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you; bless those who curse you, and pray for those who treat you insultingly. If a man strikes you on the cheek, offer him the other cheek too; if a man would take away your cloak, do not grudge him your coat along with it. Give to every man who asks, and if a man takes what is yours, do not ask him to restore it. As you would have men treat you, you are to treat them; no otherwise. Why, what credit is it to you, if you love those who love you? Even sinners love those who love them. What credit is it to you, if you do good to those who do good to you? Even sinners do as much. What credit is it to you, if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much in exchange. No, it is your enemies you must love, and do them good, and lend to them, without any hope of return; then your reward will be a rich one, and you will be true sons of the most High, generous like him towards the thankless and unjust.” Luke 6:22ff
“When they bring you to trial before synagogues, and magistrates, and officers, do not consider anxiously what you are to say, what defence to make or how to make it; the Holy Spirit will instruct you when the time comes, what words to use.” Luke 12:11-12
3. Get Inspired
4. Take Action
Come to the “abortion-positive” rally Thursday, April 13th to peacefully and prayerfully distribute literature and create real dialogue.
Some guidance from Abby Johnson, former abortion clinic worker and 2008 Planned Parenthood Employee of the Year:
“The odds of abortion industry workers being present are rather high so I would recommend standing at a distance, peacefully, with signs. Don’t infringe on their rally, don’t approach them or use megaphones to speak over them, but simply stand near the sidelines or by the parking lot at a distance. God is a gentleman and He doesn’t force Himself on anyone, I believe we need to model this same character. Be visible, extend the invitation, but let them come to us.”
Signs and literature will be provided. Feel free to hold a sign in silence, or start conversations with others who are present and walking by.
Don’t assume everyone’s mind is made up on abortion. As challenging as it can be to start a conversation, sometimes a simple question is the best way: “What’s this all about?” “Do you know what’s going on?” Then, let the person tell you why they’re there. You might be surprised.
We want to present the truth that women deserve better than abortion. Choosing abortion means a woman’s needs are not being met–probably by significant people and relationships that she should be able to count on, but can’t.
Sometimes it’s easier to win an argument than win a soul. We must keep in mind that people either know someone who’s had an abortion or they’ve gotten one themselves. We do not judge, but propose a way forward for someone who often feels abandoned, trapped, or afraid. There is healing for post-abortive women; no one is beyond the healing mercy of Christ.
A steady, prayerful witness in the face of mockery or attack can often be a more powerful gesture than meeting that attack head-on.
Then, get in touch with our local resources for women facing crisis pregnancies.
Did you know that there is a crisis pregnancy center in Emporia dedicated to helping women in need?
702 Commercial Street
Emporia, KS 66801
Call the number above to be trained as a volunteer
24 HOUR HOTLINE