When Joanne Dieleman talks about saving babies from the clutches of abortionists, it’s not idle chitchat.
In a remarkable booklet, author Joanne, long time pro-life activist and rescuer, mother of eight children and 249 foster children and grandmother of eight, tells how to save babies from instant death while their mothers – often unwittingly – march their children into a death camp.
The counselor often faces the hostility of the mother (“I’m not pregnant. Mind your own business.”) – the abortuary staff who resent it (killing the killing business) – the media (“It’s her choice. Mind your own business”) – the police (“I’m here doing by job. Keep moving. Don’t block the sidewalk…And mind your own business.”) and other pro-lifers (“I couldn’t counsel on the street the way you do. I haven’t got the guts.”)
What keeps these sidewalk counselors going? Who sustains them in this remarkable but almost unknown apostolate? Joanne says that it’s God – and her great love for the scriptures that keeps her in touch with Him. One of her favorite passages is Psalm 139: “For you crated my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.”
During a mini Lifechain, a driver leaned over the seat and opened the window and asked Joanne how many children she had adopted. Joanne replied: “Two. How many have you adopted?” Embarrassed, he drove off.
Joanne’s booklet touches on every facet of why women kill their unborn babies and what can be done to stop it. This booklet is the best of its kind ever written. It is inspirational and would motivate a stone to get moving.
Sidewalk Counseling Saves Babies
43 pages – $2 + postage
Campaign Life Coalition
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Toronto, Ontario M5B 1C6
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