I recently had the joy to deliver the opening address at the nation’s first national sidewalk counseling training conference, sponsored by Pro-life Action Ministries. This weekend conference featured various experts addressing the how and why of sidewalk counseling, which is a ministry in which people stand in front of abortion facilities to save lives by offering alternatives to those who are coming there for abortions. Sidewalk counselors are the people who make the last resort effort to persuade those who have not been persuaded by any other activity of the pro-life movement. They often only have seconds in which to make the case that the child’s life should be spared. They often face hostility and disappointment because of hardened hearts. They need your prayers and encouragement, and if possible, your presence.