View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Praying at Planned Parenthood

As usual, we gathered outside the Planned Parenthood office in Greece, N.Y., this morning to pray.

The clinic had been closed on Saturdays throughout July (per a note on their door). But it has also been closed the first two Saturdays in August - with no note of explanation.

I asked someone praying with us if the clinic is still open weekdays: It is.

So ... what's going on? Short staffed? Budget issues? They got fed up with seeing us every Saturday?

After all, after years of vigils, prayers, and protests, the main Rochester office shut down on Saturdays. Perhaps our prayers are having an effect at this clinic?

Of course, it could just be a temporary thing and they will be open next Saturday.

But for the past few weeks, seeing no women going in to be harmed adds a bit of joy to our prayers.


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