I am what is commonly referred to as a “sidewalk counselor”. I’m not a big fan of that term, but it was devised for good reason and has since become identified with a specific ministry among the prolife community.
Sidewalk counseling is reaching out to mothers and fathers, who are contemplating or planning abortion, to offer them information and assistance. It is conducted on public sidewalks outside abortion facilities on days that abortions are being committed and/or days when pre-abortion evaluations or pregnancy tests are provided.
I haven’t come up with a better term, but I think of the work more as “outreach” and would like to encourage you to engage in a complementary type of work from the comfort of your particular Church in your community.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if each of us could help reduce the number of mothers who make their way to abortion facilities to “solve” their problem? Well we can, not only individually, but also as a community of Christians – as a parish. And it isn’t at all difficult to do. All it takes is love and you have that.
Read YOU CAN BE AN ANGEL.
Sincerely yours in Christ,