“I deliver and kill babies,” said the nurse. You’d expect such coldness of heart from the prison cell of a convicted murderer. But, unfortunately, you find it on the streets of Boston, outside abortion mills where innocent lives are routinely snuffed out amid general indifference.
As part of TFP Student Action’s week-long tour of New England, TFP volunteers helped local pro-lifers in the fight to save the unborn in Boston, Massachusetts. For multiple days, the team of stalwart pro-life Catholics joined forces in prayer outside abortion mills.
Pro-Life Smiles and Pro-Death Frowns
When of TFP Student Action arrived at the abortion mill in Brookline, Massachusetts, the faces of pro-life advocates on the side lit up with smiles. They welcomed the TFP banners, signs, bagpipes, drums and enthusiasm.
The music and enthusiasm had two results: pro-life smiles and pro-death grimaces.
Praying the Holy Rosary in reparation for the national sin of abortion that injures God so directly attracted positive responses from the public. “I just came out of Mass and saw this [TFP campaign]. It’s great!” said a local resident. “Thank you so much for being here.”
“Honk Against Abortion” Signs
One young lady said, “I am so glad to see you. I watch your [TFP] videos. I have class now but I will come back.” A little later, she returned and joined the pro-life rally. Many cars honked in response to the TFP sign, “Honk Against Abortion.” Astonished, the young lady exclaimed, “Wow. I never knew how many pro-lifers there are here.”
A few pro-aborts came out of a nearby store. They mostly heckled. But once the “honk” signs got good feedback, the hecklers’ mood changed and they left discouraged.
“I deliver and kill babies!”
Pro-abortion talking points are predictable, which makes it easy to win debates. But what do pro-aborts do when they can’t justify baby-killing with legitimate arguments? Sometimes, they get violent.
When TFP volunteer Nathan Kinley politely offered a leaflet to a man passing by, the individual hit Mr. Kinley on the arm. Police officers already in the area caught the attacker right away.
Another man told Mr. Kinley, “I hope someone takes their car and runs over all of you.”
An older woman who claimed to be a nurse said, “I deliver and kill babies!”
As a kindergarten class passed by, a TFP volunteer offered the teacher in charge of the little children a flyer. Angered by the pro-life leaflet, she threw it to the ground. In doing so, she hit one of the children on the head, then cursed. “You shouldn’t be cursing in front of innocent children,” the TFP member said. But she went on cursing nonetheless.
Defending the Unborn and Private Property
On the drive from Boston to Pennsylvania, the TFP caravan in honor of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception held a campaign at a busy intersection in Brookfield, Connecticut.
This time, they displayed all their signs and banners addressing two issues: abortion and socialism. The intersection exploded with positive honks.
A boy around 12 jumped out of his car and asked him mom to take a picture of him standing next to the “Honk Against Abortion” sign. “Thank you so much,” he said as he and his mother hopped back into the car at the traffic light.
Twice, unhinged liberals swerved their vehicles signaling their desire to run TFP volunteers over. In general, however, the support was overwhelming at this location.
“It’s great to be Roman Catholic!”
At the end of the campaign, a man at the intersection gave two thumbs up. With a thick New England accent, he shouted from his car, “It’s great to be Roman Catholic!” TFP members responded with enthusiastic cheers.
Indeed, it is great to belong to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and defend her perennial teaching in the public square. The light of Christ will always dispel and confound the darkness of this world. “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me, walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life (John 8:12).
Viva Cristo Rey!