This Summer, Students for Life of America is organizing the first-ever National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day! On August 6, 2016, we are calling the pro-life generation to be on the front lines reaching out to women and even saving lives. If you would like to be a Sidewalk Captain and facilitate your city’s participation, please email [email protected].
Sidewalk Counseling is such an important and practical way to affirm life in your community, and The National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day will do just that! This is a unique opportunity to come together with students and community members across the nation and be a voice for women and their children.
As a witness on the sidewalks of abortion facilities, you are the last face that these women see before they enter. You are their final hope, the last opportunity to turn around. Many have already made up their minds, but you can impact them in such a way, that they reconsider. Moreover, abortion victimizes all those involved—moms, dads, workers, and babies. It is our duty to love them and reach out to them with the truth. We must make it our responsibility to provide love, compassion, truth, and support. So, are we going to help the very women who are walking into abortion facilities? Will we speak life at the last possible moment that we can? Will we love them both?
Before having a presence on sidewalks outside of abortion facilities, we must equip ourselves. In order to help you confidently and compassionately approach women entering abortion facilities, we are hosting a National Sidewalk Counseling Video Webinar training with Sidewalk Advocates for Life on August 4, 2016. Please follow this link to RSVP to the video webinar: http://goo.gl/forms/apJ8PDuara4y25qJ3
On the call, you will be trained on the importance of sidewalk counseling, dialogue tips, effective practices, and much more! To help get you started, here is a list of the helpful do’s and dont’s of sidewalk counseling:
• Do PRAY for guidance
• Do be peaceful, helpful, goal-oriented
• Do smile and be joyful and pleasant
• Do stay vigilant
• Do have compassion
• Do know the literature you have in your hand
• Do back up what you say
• Do stand side by side
• Do show each woman that you care about her not just the child
• Do project your voice
• Do not yell
• Don’t cross your arms/appear grumpy
• Don’t block
• Don’t wear a pro-life t-shirt
• Don’t be aggressive
• Don’t evangelize – save the preaching for later!
• Don’t socialize / laugh
• Don’t touch the person – be respectful of personal space
• Don’t break the law (e.g. don’t touch the front door)
• Don’t carry signs. If you’re counseling stick to literature.
So, will you join us on Saturday, August 6th on sidewalks across the Nation? Sign up now: http://goo.gl/forms/OBA0JFZIfPEf855C2
More locations to be added!
To host a Sidewalk Day, be a Sidewalk Captain, and for more information regarding the Webinar, please email [email protected]