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Stand True recently published a story about a mom telling her children about her past abortion. http://www.standtrue.com/abortionconfession/. Today we are sharing that story from one of her daughters about the day she found out. Zoe had been working on this story to e-mail to her mom when her mother walked in and told her to clean her room, that is when Zoe clicked send. ———– We had just dropped my brother and sisters off at Faith Formation. It was a Wednesday evening: January 8, 2014. I would be 13 in just over two weeks. My mom said, “Zoe, I need to talk to you. Let’s go in the meeting room.” I thought we were going to talk about puberty. I got nervous and fidgety. “Mama,” I kept saying, “I’m not ready for this talk. I don’t want to know about it.” We got to the conference room and Mama sat down. I sat a few chairs away. “Sit here please, Zoe,” she said. “I don’t want to,” I whined. “Zoe,” she said firmly, “sit next to me.” I reluctantly sat down next to her, dreading what she had to say. What she said next would change my life forever. “Zoe,” she said, “in December of 1998, I had an abortion.” I felt like I had been slapped in the face. My whole world was rocked. I wanted to puke, I wanted to cry, I wanted to run away and hide. This amazing person, someone I have looked up to my whole life, my pro-life inspiration, had had an abortion. I stared at the glassy table where we were sitting. Mama was crying now. She told me how her boyfriend at the time had had a pregnant girlfriend before and how he said that he would “take care of it”. She told me how she had woken up after the abortion and thought how lucky she was to have such a great boyfriend. She told me she had gone crazy in the days after the abortion. She explained everything. “Do you have any questions?” she asked. “No,” I said. “Do you forgive me?” she asked. “Yes,” I said. “Your big brother’s name is David,” she said. Big brother. For years I had been saying, “I wish I had an older brother or sister!” Now I knew that I had one. We sat in silence for a while. Mama called Fr. Rossi, our parish priest, and he joined us in our little meeting. This was when I learned that a lot of people had heard her testimony before. He told us that now would be a great time to visit Jesus in Adoration. I was so thankful it was Wednesday! We went into Adoration and prayed. We prayed and prayed and prayed. I’m not sure what Mama prayed about, but I prayed for understanding about what had just happened. I prayed a Rosary for David, that he was in Heaven praising God. That night, when everyone was at home, my mom was on Read More »
How Stand True got pro-life literature passed out INSIDE Planned Parenthood’s epic failure of a fundraiser.
The Stand True Mission Team arrived at the Packard Museum in Dayton, OH about an hour before the Planned Parenthood fundraiser was scheduled to begin. A local woman who we met during our outreach at the Troy Strawberry Festival joined us and brought along her husband. We were also joined by a few other local pro-lifers from Dayton. We set out immediately to chalk all the sidewalks leading to the museum with pro-life and Gospel messages. Within minutes someone from the museum came out to tell us we could not chalk near the driveways or big doors. I informed her she was wrong and invited her to call the Dayton Police. Two Dayton Police officers showed up shortly after and talked to me for a few minutes and then went in to inform the museum that we were well within our rights. They said good-bye to us and told us to have a nice evening. (Maybe the Troy, OH could take a few lessons from Dayton on free speech.) Two employees from the museum came out and approached me to ask about what we were doing. One of them had a high position, I believe. They were both heart broken that the event had been booked by the agency for the museum and told us how much they were on our side. It was obvious how devastated they were with the decision to host a Planned Parenthood event there. The older gentleman was on the verge of tearing up and asked me if I had any pro-life literature. I told him Planned Parenthood would take it away from him and he said “ They will NOT stop me from passing this out inside the museum”. I loaded him up with some literature and graphic drop cards, and he went inside. As the night progressed we set up right at the entrance to the event and showed every single person who paid $75 a ticket what their money went to and pleaded with them to stop supporting child killing and to turn to Christ. However we did not get to do much pleading as less then 25 people went into the fully catered event. I am sure Planned Parenthood lost money that night. As we were standing there praying we noticed the Corpus Christi procession coming towards us from the local Catholic Church and at the same time looked up and saw a dove on a stick in the window of the building across the street. The dove looked as though it was looking down on us, like the Holy Spirit watching over us. Ed and Kate from the mission team walked to the Church and talked to several people who then came down to greet us and thank us. A local politician and his family came by and thanked us for doing this work in his district. A group of college age kids also came down and talked to the mission team for a while and asked about joining us Read More »
Stand True Mission Team takes Ohio by storm confronting Nancy Pelosi, Planned Parenthood and witnessing to 100,000 in one weekend.
Can you donate $25, $50, $100, $500 or any amount to help Stand True educate, activate and equip this generation? – If you can donate please do so at https://give.cornerstone.cc/Stand+True - See more at: http://www.standtrue.com/2014missionweek2/#sthash.BoAQi4PS.dpuf Just two weeks into the 2 1/2 month summer mission and the Stand True Mission Team has already been stretched beyond what they ever could have imagined, but they are loving it. We started the training on Monday morning and by Wednesday the team was in the streets of Columbus, OH, confronting Nancy Pelosi’s bus tour which had partnered up with Planned Parenthood here in Ohio. The team decided that if Planned Parenthood was going to celebrate abortion, then we were going to show everyone there the truth of what abortion looked like. Witness was so successul that the picture Planned Parenthood took of the rally and posted on Facebook also showed an aborted baby and an “abortion is murder” sign very clearly. After teaming up with Created Equal in Columbus, we invited them to join Stand True as we witnessed to 100,000 people at the Troy, OH Strawberry Festival that weekend. We started by sidewalk chalking the city of Troy with pro-life messages and messages of hope in Christ. To our surprise the City stopped us that night and informed us that they had passed a special law that forbade us from chalking during the Strawberry Festival. They were clearly trying to keep our pro-life witness out of downtown Troy that weekend. Thanks to our friends at the Alliance Defending Freedom, we showed them they cannot stop us from holding our signs and passing out literature. On Saturday morning we set up a giant life development display, showing all nine months of development in the womb right in the center of the whole festival. We were received very well as so many parents brought their children over to show them how life begins and develops. Many pregnant women came by to point out how far along they were, as the team, with the help of my kids, eagerly passed out pro-life literature to passers by. It was a huge success. I have also posted a great training video here of one of our encounters with someone who claims “I am pro-life but I don’t want to tell anyone else what to do” – We have taken a couple of trips to the abortion mill in Kettering OH, with one even being canceled because they closed due to lack of business. Praise God! One day we went to greet a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in Columbus OH with the Created Equal team again, shining the light of the truth in the hip “Short North” district where they were celebrating the killing of babies. We encountered much more opposition here and even had a store owner throw water at me as I sidewalk chalked. (He missed me). However, I had one amazing conversation with someone who was pretty hostile and later received an e-mail from him apologizing. This week Read More »
Lila Rose and Live Action have done it again – Just when you thought Planned Parenthood could not be any more despicable? Think again! 75 Million Dollars a year for sex ed and what do you think they are teaching young teens? How about whips, chains and violence, but it’s ok because it’s consensual… Find out more about the investigation here – http://plannedparenthoodexposed.com
Troy, OH Passes Special Law To Stop Stand True From Chalking Pro-life Messages During Strawberry Festival
Last night Stand True President, Bryan Kemper, the Stand True Missionaries and some of Bryan’s children were approached by the Troy, OH Police Department while they were sidewalk chalking. We were told that we could not do this because Troy, OH passed a special law that is only in effect for 4 days to stop Stand True from sidewalk chlaking. In the ordinance passed to permit the Strawberry Festival in downtown Troy, OH it included this “SECTION VII: That no person shall write, paint, chalk or otherwise permanently or temporarily deface or mark on the public streets, sidewalks, alleys or other public areas in the event area, as shown on “Exhibit A” attached hereto, from 9:00 PM on Thursday, June 5, 2014 through 7:00AM on Monday, June 9, 2014″ I talked with the police and got information on the ordinance and showed them an opinion from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals concerning free speech at city festivals. I agreed to stop chalking last night until I could talk to my lawyers. We intend to enter the festival which is on the public streets and sidewalks of Troy, OH with a large life development display on Saturday. We will be joined by Created Equal to show the display and distribute literature. The Police Captain told me last night he does not care about that, only about the chalking. The Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have advised that we do not chalk for now and get the police to say on video that we are not permitted. We will keep you posted on our activities and outreach this weekend in Troy, OH. On a good note, we had already chalked most of downtown when they told us to stop. As I was typing this story the Police Captain came by and we talked about the situation, he assured me we will not be stopped from passing out literature and doing our life development display. Unfortunately, they picked our missionary house as the place to put all the port-a-potties. Here are some more photos from last night.
In a half-asleep daze, with my abdomen in knots, I stumbled to the bathroom, fell to my knees, and began throwing up into the toilet. After a few heaves jolted me fully awake, I sensed someone standing behind me. Before I could turn my head to confirm my suspicions, my mother’s delicate hands swept past my cheeks and lightly pulled my hair out of my face. In that moment I felt like a little girl again – cared for, watched over. No matter how bad things were growing up, my mother always gave me as much unconditional love as any two parents combined. Oftentimes, our unshakeable familial love was all we had. She helped me up to the sink. As I began rinsing my mouth, she eyed my midsection as if expecting to see something. I rolled my eyes and assured her it was just a bug, probably something I ate the night before. “I am not pregnant!” I said. In my mind though, I knew she wasn’t the only one I was trying to convince. I was only 16, and my on-again, off-again boyfriend had started using drugs again – this time more than just recreationally. As I stared into the sink, my hand nervously jostling the toothbrush around my mouth, my mother disappeared. I wanted nothing more than to shut down my brain and push these anxieties as far out of my mind as possible. I climbed back into the reassuring comfort of my warm bed. As my eyes grew heavy, the hum of my fan lulled me back to sleep. What must have been hours later, since the sun was shining through my window, my mother walked back into my room and gently placed her hand on my arm. “I need you to get up and pee,” she said. What? When did I suddenly become a toddler again, in need of reminders for this sort of thing? That’s when I rubbed my eyes open and noticed the Dixie cup and tiny white stick resting in the palm of her hand. Immediately, my heart plunged down to the base of my spine. No! Was this really happening? I reassured myself that there was nothing to discover, and so with the last sliver of blissful ignorance I would ever have, I scooped up the cup and did as I was told. When I returned from the bathroom, I handed over the paper cup and I found my way back to the warmth of my bed. I could only see the lower half of my mother’s body as she leaned over the sink. And just as my head rediscovered the pillow I saw her rock back on her heels, letting out a slow and steady sigh. Surely, she couldn’t tell anything yet. “How long do those things normally take?” I asked. “Three and a half minutes,” she replied. But before I could relish my relief, she finished, “But it only took 30 seconds.” And then, my world imploded. As I Read More »
2014 Stand True Pro-life Mission Team and Summer Schedule – the generation that will abolish abortion.
Can you donate $25, $50, $100, $500 or any amount to help Stand True educate, activate and equip this generation? – If you can donate please do so at https://give.cornerstone.cc/Stand+True Donations can also be mailed to Stand True – PO Box 890 – Troy, OH 45373 or call 540-538-2581 to donate by phone. Kate Prain – Oxford, MI Follow the team all summer, here is the tentative schedule: June 1 Team arrives in Troy June 2 – 5 Training in Troy, OH June 6Prep for Strawberry Festival Troy, OH June 7-8 Strawberry Festival Outreach Troy, OH June 9 - Day off June 10 – Abortion Clinic Outreaches / Social Media Projects June 11 – Planned Parenthood Event Protest in Columbus, OH June 12-13 Abortion Clinic Outreaches / Social Media Projects June 14 BBQ in Troy, OH with local pro-lifers June 15 Day off June 17 – 20 Office/Social Media Project Days June 21 Protest Planned Parenthood Fundraiser in Dayton, OH June 22 Day off June 23-24 Prep for NRLC conference June 25 Travel to Louisville, Kentucky June 26-28 NRLC Convention in Louisville, Kentucky June 29 Travel to Troy, OH June 30 Prep for Bryan going to train youth at Survivors Pro-life Summer Camp July 1 -5 Break for team Bryan at Survivors Pro-life Summer Camp July 6 – 7 Office time/Social Media/Practice Speeches July 8 Prep for NC Outreach July 9 Travel to Charlotte, NC July 10 – 12 Outreach in Charlotte, NC with Clinic outreach and Youth Rally. July 13 – Travel to Troy, OH July 14 Prep for CEC July 15 Drive to Kansas July 16 – 18 CEC Convocation in Olathe Kansas July 19 Drive to Troy OH July 20 Day off July 21 – 25 Clinic Outreach / Social Media Projects July 26 – 27 Days off July 28 – 31 Clinic Outreach / Social Media Projects August 1 Clinic Outreach August 2 Prep for Soulfest August 3 Drive to Staten Island August 4 Morning activism in NYC – Afternoon off in City August 5 Spend day at PFL office for training. August 6 Pastoral Team meeting at PFL August 6 Evening drive to NH for Soulfest August 7 – 9 Soulfest in Gilford, NH August 10 – Drive to Buffalo August 11 Outreach in Buffalo, NY with Clinic Outreach and Youth Rally August 12 Drive to Troy, OH August 13 Day off August 14 – 18 Debrief and prepare to go home Can you donate $25, $50, $100, $500 or any amount to help Stand True educate, activate and equip this generation? – If you can donate please do so at https://give.cornerstone.cc/Stand+True Donations can also be mailed to Stand True – PO Box 890 – Troy, OH 45373 or call 540-538-2581 to donate by phone.