1/ Pro-lifers are violent people
This is like saying that the Unabomber’s actions were representing the environmental movement. Violent individuals who attack abortion staff members are not representing the Pro-Life movement.
2/ It is illegal to pray at an abortion clinic
The First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution protects the freedom of speech. The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that peaceful communication such as spoken words or display of signs are all protected forms of free speech. We just have to stay outside of the clinic’s driveway and to remove all signs and other Pro-life items before we leave.
3/ I'm going to be insulted/attacked by the clinic staff
The Supreme Court has consistently ruled that speech cannot be censored because the speaker's message offends a listener. If somebody gives you a dirty look, just smile and remember them in your prayers.
4/ I don't want to see how an abortion is done
You won’t see any. All you are going to see is cars pulling in and out of a driveway and cars passing by.
5/ Praying is not going to end abortion
Since 40 Days For Life started in 2007, 2,811 babies have been saved from abortion nationwide. 35 abortion workers have walked away from the abortion industry and 5 abortion facilities completely shut down.
6/ It's the same if I pray at home/in church
It makes a huge difference to be there in person and to show that you care about the mothers, babies and abortion workers. Often women seeking an abortion are scared and desperate for a sign that abortion is not the answer.
7/ I don't know any prayers that I could pray there
You don’t have to say a particular prayer. Speak to God with your heart. Bring your Bible, prayer book, rosary beads, prayer cards etc… And remember to remove all items before you leave.
7 Misconceptions about praying at an abortion clinic