Over the last couple of days, I've done quite a bit of sidewalk counselling. The long hours and heat are tough, but the work is vital. Yesterday I spoke with a man standing outside the women's health centre in the Bronx, whose wife was inside and had just suffered a miscarriage. The man told me how they had been trying to have a baby for five years. It was a completely different and new situation, and despite the setting, and seeing several women enter to have abortions, it was uplifting to meet a couple so desperate to welcome new life into the world. The circumstances were sad wherein they were seeking help from a business that made so much money from women looking to end life, whilst on the other hand trying to assist this couple create new life. The contrast between the two really shows how mixed up society can be.
This weekend I'll be taking a trip to Washington DC with three other interns. I'm really excited to see the Capitol, and it will be interesting to see the different institutions of US government. We need to keep the policy makers in our prayers, that they come to recognise the beauty of life, and act in defence of it.
Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend.