We know people may feel nervous witnessing outside an abortion clinic for the first time. There is a fear of not “knowing the drill.”
That’s why we are starting monthly “NEWBY SATURDAY” at Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Sts. in Philadelphia to help pro-lifers become acclimated with this type of outreach! “Newby Saturday” will take place the second Saturday of each month.
HOW IT WILL HELP: “Newby Saturdays” are designed to answer the following questions for a first-time witness: Is there a brochure I can hand to women? Do I have to/can I talk to anyone? Where can I stand? What are the yellow vested ‘escorts’ doing? Is there anything I should or shouldn’t do? Some people are praying the rosary, but I don’t do that; what else can I do? Is everybody going in getting an abortion? Is there a way to tell if a woman has arrived for an abortion? What are the brown bags women are carrying out?
Our Sidewalk Servant video series (9 brief episodes) will also help you learn about this type of peaceful outreach: https://prolifeunion.org/outreach/sidewalk-servant/.
DATES: The second Saturday of each month (in 2019: September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14).
TIME: from 10:00am-12:00pm
LOCATION: Outside Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets in Philadelphia.
OTHER DETAILS: We’ll have a seasoned person there: Tom Stevens (Pro-Life Union President and CEO), Patrick Stanton (Pro-Life Union Board Member; Leader of Philadelphia 40 Days for Life), Dr. Monique Ruberu (Pro-Life Union Board Member; Leader of Philadelphia 40 Days for Life), or another designee to help answer common questions asked about Sidewalk Servants.
ANY QUESTIONS? Call the Pro-Life Union office at 215-885-8150 the Friday before “Newby Saturday” to find out who will be there, or if you have other questions.