Five A.M. came early. We staggered to the chapel for Mass and then sheepishly got into the car with some upperclassmen for the 45 minute drive. We arrived on the streets of Pittsburgh about 6:30 am, rosaries in hand. We thought we were ready to witness the scene, but the gruesome scene of a crime isn't something you can prepare for.
The memory is over 10 years old; most of the details have slipped away. All I remember is breaking down in tears and praying, "O, God..."
Katie and I were numb-- in heart as well as body-- by the end of the several-hour vigil. Many women walked in that morning. Many compassionate pro-lifers attempted to reach out to them with parenting and adoption resources. I don't remember if any woman accepted it.
|a fourth trimester fetus?|
As Katie and I became regulars to this macabre scene, we noticed him every week. He had dedication I wish that more people had for doing good.
One morning, a pro-lifer arrived to pray with us with small children in tow. One child was reclining in a stroller. As Mom and children passed the young clinic escort, he retorted:
Hey! It's a fourth trimester fetus! Can we kill that one too?I gasped in disbelief. I couldn't help but recall his hateful words when I read 11-year-old Zoe Griffin's experience during a DNC protest-- a display of 3,300 carnations to represent the children killed daily in America by abortion.
In Zoe's words:
"The pro-abortionists turned to us and started pointing at different people, saying, "You're a person! You're a person! Fetuses are not!" Then the [pro-abortion] woman saw me crying and said," You are making this girl cry with your bull____". I couldn't stand any more of those lies. They pushed it too far. In the highest-pitched voice I have ever spoken in, I screamed, "THEY ARE NOT THE ONES MAKING ME CRY! YOU ARE! WITH YOUR DARK HEARTS, YOUR DARK MINDS TURNED AGAINST GOD!"
|Who made Zoe cry?|
(Photo by Anthony Perlas, seroptics.com for CatholicNewsHerald.com)