Pro-Life Action League

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Home Sidewalk Counseling

Sidewalk Counseling

Thousands of children are alive today because the Pro-Life Action League was there at the moment of crisis. We care about the women being exploited by the abortion industry as well as the innocent babies being killed. That's why we're there on the sidewalk outside abortion facilities.

Our video, "No Greater Joy," below, tells the story of this critical pro-life ministry:

Sidewalk counseling is exactly what the name implies—standing on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic, counseling women and couples on their way inside. It is a last attempt to turn their hearts away from abortion and offer real help.

The Pro-Life Action League believes that sidewalk counseling is the most effective means of saving lives—both babies and mothers—from abortion. In fact, in Joe Scheidler's book, CLOSED: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion, the very first chapter is "Sidewalk Counseling"—the only chapter arranged in order of its importance.

Counselors and Prayer Intercessors Needed

Our goal is for every abortion facility in the country to have a pro-life presence during all hours of operation. This will only happen if committed pro-lifers put their beliefs into action outside the clinics.

Our sidewalk counseling training packet, No Greater Joy gives you the tools you need to take part in this essential ministry. We are also available to run training sessions in your area; contact us for more information.

Also needed are prayer intercessors, to pray for the women and going into the clinics and the clinic staff, and to provide spiritual support for the counselors. Anyone can participate in this peaceful vigil outside abortion facilities. Sidewalk counselors usually come from their ranks.

Facing the Tragedy of Abortion

The main motivation for sidewalk counseling is concern for the woman facing a problem pregnancy and her unborn child. But this ministry is also about confronting the reality of abortion—not as a philosophical concern but as a real human tragedy taking place today.

When one stands in front of an abortion clinic and watches a real woman walk inside to pay an abortionist to kill the baby living and growing inside her, the issue is no longer philosophical. Those who witness this recurring scene at an abortion facility cannot help but recommit themselves to the task of trying to save lives.

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