I wanted to share with you all about Friday night..It was a life changing experience for me in my work in the pro-life movement.
Friday night about 12 of us protested Planned Parenthood of Delaware's annual chocolate festival fundraiser. This was the first time I had protested at such an event. And truly, I was scared to go. I didn't know what to expect and was frightened at the thought of being close to people who could support such evil. I found myself making excuses that afternoon of why I couldn't go.
Thank God I offered it up to the Blessed Mother. She gave me strength! I went, and I remember on first sight of fellow pro-lifers and my friends (especially Moira and Dave) already lined up with signs at the entrance of PP's venue, I was filled with courage and conviction and even excitement. We were bringing truth with our witness!
We had signs showing various financial facts - " PP of Delaware made $2.4M from abortion services in 2012" etc. We also had a beautiful, large sign of the baby in the womb at 8 weeks of conception.
We were asked why we were there by one attendee. In his words, "you're not going to change anybody's minds!"
"Maybe not," we answered, "but we're showing you the truth of what you're supporting. We're making you uncomfortable."
Quick synopsis of happenings that night.. We were told WE should have been aborted by a man. One woman, after approaching us and speaking very softly trying to explain that PP offered many services for women, not just abortion, and being refuted by us with the hard facts, walked away and when she got to the door turned, clenched her fists, and screamed (this is not exaggerated): "There are too many people in the world!! They SHOULD die!" Others made classless comments and crude gestures.
Finally, the most powerful observation for me that night was I noticed the uber-wealthy status of the attendees to the gala: Porsche, Audi & Volvo SUVs, Mercedes, BMWs - a continuous stream of luxury cars pulling into the parking lot. (Though you should have seen their faces fall while pulling in as they realized what our signs stated.) And I thought of the disparity between the transparent wealth of those funding PP and the transparent poverty of the girls/women utilizing PP's services. Just the contrast of the women walking in Friday night drenched in diamonds wearing beautiful designer dresses with their husbands escorting them vs. the young girl limping out of PP after having an abortion, a haunted look in her eyes - all alone, with only a folder and a lifetime of regret and sadness after having made a tragic decision she can never take back. Perhaps a boyfriend leaning on a wall smoking a cigarette is the only support she has.
My other observation was the average age of the gala attendees was 75 years. Really. People old enough to know better, sometimes even walking in with canes and walkers, hobbled over, paying money and eating chocolate to enable the slaughter of little babies, of our youngest generation.I just wanted to get these thoughts out there before too much time passed.For Life,Delia
Monday, October 1, 2012
Posted by Jessica Ferraro at 10:16 AM