Every year on March 10, various
pro-abortion groups observe a “Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers,” on
which they pledge to write letters to papers and show signs of support and
gratitude to those who do abortions.
Each year, Priests for Life is invites pro-life people to observe March 9 as a
day when we extend to abortionists the call to repentance and conversion. There
are many examples of abortionists who have become pro-life and stopped killing
babies. Read some testimonies of former abortionists.
In observance of this day, we ask pro-life supporters to
a) Pray for the conversion of all abortionists.
b) Read the testimonies of the former abortion providers.
c) Write a letter to your local papers quoting one or more of these testimonies
and inviting local abortionists to conversion.
d) Read some of the testimonies of those who have been injured by abortion (see
www.priestsforlife.org/testimonies), and write a
letter that helps educate others about the devastating effects of abortion.
e) Gather with groups who pray in front of abortion centers and pray for the
conversion of the abortionists who work there.
f) Publicly challenge abortionists – again, through letters or calls to media
programs – to describe the abortion procedure in detail to the public, and to
tell the women who make abortion appointments about the dangers of the procedure
and about the alternatives they have.
g) Tell your pastor about this special observance and invite him to speak about
it from the pulpit.
Some may want to learn more about how to initiate dialogue with local
abortionists and their staff. This can be a very fruitful area of activity, and
if you feel drawn to it, we ask you to contact us at
to obtain more advice about how to do this. It is a very delicate and sensitive
type of activity, but with the right kind of training and guidance, can be
carried out very effectively. We at Priests for Life have a lot of experience in
this area and are ready to help you.
Special messages prepared for the Day of Invitation to Abortion
“My name is
Joan Appleton and I am a former
head nurse of an abortion clinic. Today I would like to extend an invitation
to everyone working in an abortion facility to denounce the killing of
unborn children, the emotional and physical damage to women and the
spiritual, emotional and psychological damage to yourself. It takes great
courage to accept reconciliation and healing from God but it is one decision
you will never regret. There are many of us who have been where you are
right now who are more than willing to help you through the transition. It
was the friendship of one pro-lifer, Debra Braun and the prayers of
many pro-lifers that got me to leave the abortion business. I invite you to
leave the world of lies, anger and rage and join the rest of us in a world
of peace and healing.”
“I was in the abortion industry, and I understand the pain involved
in the daily business of taking life. There is help for your life. You too
can be restored. Your gifts and talents can be used in a job that will
free you for personal success.” –
"After spending 51/2 years laboring in this murderous abortion industry
whose sole purpose for existence is the lust for money, I urge those who are
employed to seek other means of employment.
If you are a nurse your skills are being mis-used. The purpose of nursing is to
facilitate healing! Obviously what you are doing is diametrically opposed to
healing and has been twisted to facilitate the purposeful destruction of
innocent human life. For those who call themselves "counselors", how do you feel
when you look into the face of a young girl who has been raped or impregnated
through incest knowing full well that these crimes will NOT be reported and this
young one will be violated again?
The constant specter of death is so very destructive. In my experience I found
my foundation and core beliefs being assaulted and eventually diminished. Morals
and ethics were thrown out the door to accommodate this assault of placing death
over life. Hardness of heart and dullness of conscience became a mechanism of
survival, Love know longer was a component of my existence. My world shrunk and
revolved into the big ME, recognition, promotion, material goods etc. I did well
in my shrinking world promoting this foul industry from nursing right up into
the corporate offices, I held many hats and was fully engaged, therefore I'm
quite familiar with the machinations of this industry of death.
I urge you to leave this foul world behind. Observing the remains of the aborted
fetuses day after day is very destructive. By now I imagine what you once
thought was a noble cause has become clear that it is not. Open your eyes and
see this foul industry has nothing to do with the protection of women or their
health. Quite to the contrary, it has everything to do with greed, lust for
money and ultimately power.
The killing industry contaminates every aspect of society. It buys politicians
who negatively influence society. It hardens people so that they no longer
respect life and life becomes a cheap commodity, thus the answer to much of the
chaos we witness daily especially in the vile abuse of children. The constant
specter of death ruins life emotionally and psychologically.
Since I walked away my life has been so much better. I learned once again to
truly love and respect people. I learned to get in touch with my GOD and develop
a relationship so I am not burdened and angry, I've renewed my relationship with
my children and my marriage was restored, I use my nursing skills to comfort
those who are afflicted and have reached out into community to assist people in
times of distress.
You are much to valuable to remain a facilitator of death. Though you may not
believe it you were created for better things. GOD loves you and I pray you will
find your way to truly realize how precious life is." --
Lorraine LaNeve, LPN,
Defender of Life and Centurion
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