Recommended Viewing: “Desperate Measures”

Not long after Fr. Imbarrato paid a visit to my area and spoke about the need for “decisive strategies” for pro-life activists, I read about his arrest for a sit-in at an abortion facility. Not on the sidewalk – but in the facility itself. Thirty years ago, I would have admired that.

Thirty years ago, I hadn’t met any former abortion workers.

I read Abby Johnson’s Unplanned in 2010, and later met and listened to her. I met Catherine Adair in 2011. These women told me about how, when they were working at Planned Parenthood, the actions and words of some pro-life activists actually increased the sense of solidarity among the clinic workers and the fear among clients. They forced me to see activism differently.

Please watch this 20-minute video from Sidewalk Advocates for Life. Abby and Catherine are both featured. Entitled “Desperate Measures,” the video is a direct response to recent sit-ins and “rescues.” The message is don’t do it – and here’s the better way to carry out peaceful pro-life witness. 

Author: Ellen Kolb

New Hampshire-based writer, pro-life activist, hiker.

One thought on “Recommended Viewing: “Desperate Measures””

  1. The reason this video is so powerful and persuasive is because it is believable, and a logical and understandable response to unlawful trespass and invasion. This is how we would expect the women inside to react and it’s no surprise we would all be painted with that broad brush. Thanks for posting it Ellen and for affirming the good work of our loving, prayerful, and peaceful demonstrators.

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