Friday, October 28, 2011


Today is the feast day of St. Jude, who is the patron saint of lost causes, so this morning outside of Hilltop abortion clinic we entrusted St. Jude to intercede for the babies, the moms, dads, the conversion of the clinic staff, and the security guard.

Over the years there have been several extremely aggressive security guards like the one we currently have. Prayer and love are the best weapons against a hardened heart as we have seen time and time again.

Last year there was a guard who needed much prayer and love. While in town, Laura Beeson of project defending life would talk to Simon (pseudonym) over and over about what abortion really is and how much it hurts people. Laura helped open Simon up to dialogue. Pat who is one of our sidewalk counselors led the charge by always asking us to pray for Simon. She would talk to Simon, tell him that we were praying for him, give him information on abortion and even offered to find him an alternative job where he wouldn’t have to escort babies to their deaths. I was there when Simon told Pat:

“If you give me $5,000 dollars, I will quit.”
This went on and on for a long time. I was beginning to think that Simon was a lost cause, but Pat never gave up on him. The amount of money Simon would ask for went to $4,000 then to $2,000 and Pat kept ministering and telling Simon that we were praying for him.

Eventually Simon started dating one of the clinic staff and Pat saw this as an opportunity for Simon to find a good job and maybe one day start a family with Christina (pseudonym). I remember when Pat told Simon that he could buy a new suit at a discount for his wedding with Christina if he took a job that Pat was helping him find. Finally Simon went to the job interview and got the job. So about a year ago, he left his job as a security guard and started his new life. Christina had also found a job elsewhere and to this day she waves good bye to us every morning as she drives by on her way to work!

This morning, the feast day of St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, a young man drove into the abortion clinic parking lot. Pat went over to sidewalk council him and that is when Pat recognized the young man as she joyfully said:
Before Pat had a chance to say anything else, Simon happily replied:
“Christina and I are getting married!”
“We are expecting a baby!”

Simon had seen us give a gift to each mom or couple who had decided for LIFE so many, many times when he was a guard, and as it turns out, today Simon received a gift, the very first gift for his little baby from the loving hands of Pat who never gave up on him, no matter what, no matter how many times Simon had interrupted or enticed someone not to listen to her. She just never gave up on Simon, because all he needed was prayer and love!

Before he left, Simon talked with the current security guard. The security guard gave Simon his telephone number and I can only assume that Simon told this new security guard what Pat had said so many times:
“Find a different job, stop escorting babies to their deaths, God loves you and people are praying for you.”

For Life!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

From Debate to Dialogue

Guest Speaker Laura Beeson will teach us how to dialogue instead of debating and fighting when the topic of abortion comes up. She will also talk about the gift of chastity. All ages welcomed.

We wil also have praise and worship with Bryan Daw.

Friday, October 7, 2011

10 Days of Miracles

40 Days for Life - El Paso started strong with almost 20 people praying at our kick-off vigil. Things get better each day. We're on day 10 of the campaign and we've seen 7 babies saved (that we know of). On Day 2, a young couple came in from Juarez. They were terrified. We prayed and asked the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael to give them good counsel. And they did alright! They came out and the young woman accepted a hug from Pat, our sidewalk counselor. The young woman cried and was happy she chose life!

Another story worth sharing: I got an email from a friend named Barbie. She said that her friend's sister (sorry if its confusing) went to the clinic to abort her baby on Wednesday. When a sidewalk counselor offered her information, she lied and said she was there for something else. She left moments later because she thought the sidewalk counselor was Barbie. She didn't have the abortion! The sidewalk counselor was Pat. Maybe Barbie and Pat look alike? If she hadn't thought it was Barbie, she would have had the abortion!

Talking to a young woman who chose life
And one more story I can share is something that happened today. After 2 babies being saved, I was encouraged and kept praying for more children to be saved today. I felt the need to walk to the other side of the building and when I got there a couple was parking on the street. I knew it was my guardian angel who pushed me to walk to the other side. I spoke with them for a few minutes and the last thing I said was, "If things get difficult for you, adoption is a very beautiful thing you can do. You know about Steve Jobs right, that he died?" They said, "Oh yes, yes." And I told them, "Did you know he was adopted? His mom could have aborted him, but instead she allowed a genius to be born." Both of their mouths dropped and they went inside. Almost 2 hours later they came out and said, "We changed our minds!!"

YOU can be part of these miracles. Join us at the prayer vigils! When my friend Lorina arrived to pray at the clinic, a mother (the one from the picture) had just chosen life. Lorina said, "I never get to see any of it happen," in a joking way. Moments later was when the couple from the last story chose life, God allowed Lorina to see the fruits of her prayers.  
I hope that these stories encourage you to come pray at the clinics. That's what 40 Days for Life is all about! 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Aborted Baby Found in abortion clinic parking lot

I want to report everything that happened Good Friday, April 22, 2011. These are the accurate accounts of what happened...
On the night of April 21st, the clinic's neighbor saw his dogs sniffing on something in the parking lot of the abortion clinic. He went over to see what they were sniffing. He saw it and said that it was a baby. He grabbed a black bag, put the dismembered baby in it, and placed the bag with baby inside next to the clinic's garbage container. The next morning when Miguel arrived to pray, the neighbor alerted him of what he had found and that's when we saw what was inside the bag. We opened the black bag and saw the dismembered child. With my background in science, and a physician as a father, I know what a baby looks like. I know what a miscarriage looks like. This was definitely a baby that was victim of a suction abortion. The baby looked exactly like the graphic images and videos of abortion. This time, I saw it with my own eyes. [For a description of this abortion technique go to this website, ]
We named the baby Joseph Thomas and took pictures of this poor child that was desecrated in a parking lot. According to google, to desecrate something means to treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect; violate. This child was definitely treated with violence and disrespect. The baby was killed. Disrespect is too nice of a word. The child's dignity was stripped away from him.
We called 911 and police arrived shortly. The officers investigated immediately. They saw the dismembered child, red taped the parking lot. They at first said they don't know what to conclude, and that it could even be a murder case. We gave them the remains and they showed it to the clinic owners. They said that it didn't come from inside their clinic.  The clinic denies responsibility and reportedly told police they dispose of everything properly.
We pleaded to the police to allow us to hold a burial service for this child. Bishop Armando Ochoa arrived the scene. He had been there earlier that morning to pray as he does ever Good Friday. Bishop Ochoa asked the officers to allow a proper burial for the child. The El Paso Police Department spokesman, Mike Baranyay arrived at the scene to investigate and wait for the coroner to determine the age of the child. They determined the child to be 9-12 weeks. 
I sent Abby Johnson, former director of a Planned Parenthood in the Bryan/College Station, TX area, pictures of the child. She said they baby parts were remarkably well-developed. She said, "The findings are consistent with the remains of an abortion procedure." Abby worked for years as a "products of conception technician," which is a term for someone who reassembles baby body parts after an abortion. She also said, “Based on the development of the foot and the formation of the leg, and what appears to be a tear at the top of the leg, this looks like an abortion done through vacuum aspiration on a child at 12 to 14 weeks LMP.”
Mr. Baranyay also said that this was not a chargeable case since the fetus not viable and less that 20 weeks old. The medical examiner determined the death was natural. Did the baby dismember itself? They might as well have said the 12 week fetus committed suicide. 
As Mr. Mike Baranyay was leaving, I asked him where the remains were. All he would tell me was that "they were disposed of properly." He wouldn't tell me who has them, or where they went, or if they stayed at the abortion mill. I begged and gave no real answer. 
What we are fighting:
We want a proper and dignified burial service for the child. That simple. This child, Joseph Thomas, deserves at least a little bit of dignity.  This Monday call Mike Baranyay 915-564-7322 and kindly and humbly ask that we may give the child a proper burial. And remind him that Bishop Armando asked for a proper burial for Joseph Thomas. 

Things the media misreported:
The clinic is called Hilltop Women's Reproductive Clinic - NOT  Hillside (reported by KVIA)
The clinic was NOT closed on Friday. In fact they had many patients and when police arrived, their staff was dispatched before their normal closing time. - (KVIA reported that the clinic was closed. It was open all morning and part of the afternoon) 
The remains were found by the clinic neighbor and placed the remains in the bag and put it next to the trash bin (reported by KVIA)
The dismembered child was found on the gravel of the clinic parking lot and put into a bag - was NOT found in a bag.  (El Paso Times and KFOX)

Reports worth checking out:

Images: Any crude, morbid or inappropriate comments will not be tolerated and will be deleted. 


Monday, March 28, 2011


El Paso, Texas is in the middle of the 8th 40 days for Life campaign and today marks our 300th day for Life! 300 days of peaceful prayer, witnessing and giving hope to those in most need.

During these 300 days, we have witnessed the Hand of God in so many wonderful ways. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ever present guiding us and giving us strength. We have seen moms decide for LIFE some 260+ times! Those are the ones we know off, because we believe this is only the tip of the iceberg of the real number of babies spared from abortion! We have seen thousands of people humble themselves by standing out in front of the local abortion clinics praying for LIFE. Praying for LIFE to the Giver of LIFE! We have guided and comforted post abortive women by referring them to help resources. We have seen hundreds of people turnaround and not go into the clinics because of our prayerful presence. Women have stopped to show off their babies and thank us for being there. We have seen about a dozen security guards quit their job not wanting to continue to escort those babies to their deaths. We have seen about a dozen nurses quit their job, not wanting to continue to work in those awful places of death. We have seen fathers change their minds and rescue their babies against all odds. We have seen grandparents rescue their grandchildren when all hope seemed lost. We have seen moms walk out saying yes to LIFE and we have seen how the weigh of the world vanishes from their shoulders in front of our eyes.

During these 300 days, we have seen true miracles like the time a father decided towards the end of the abortion day to save his wife and child. Finding out that she was last for the abortion procedure because the babies were twins. These were the very first two babies spared from abortion during the first campaign in the fall of 2007. Or that time that we had been asked for prayers for someone wanting to abort. As it turned out, the abortionist at the time of the procedure did not find her baby in the ultrasound. Twice her Gynecologist found the baby in the ultrasound and twice the abortionist failed to find the baby at the abortion clinic. We believe that the Angels of Our Lord hid that baby giving the young mom enough time to reconsider and choose LIFE! Or that time on Ash Wednesday that a young lady sat in her car weeping and unsure of what to do. Later she told us that she believed that she saw two Angels and what looked like St. Francis praying for her. Needles to say that she kept her baby! Or the baby that survived the chemical abortion! Or the glorious day when ALL SIX Planned Parenthood clinics closed in El Paso! Or the countless women that received the Grace of courage to reject those pressuring them to abort. Present everyday Our Lady with her intercessory prayers for the babies and their parents, showing us that Her Heart beats loud and clear with love for all Her children. St. Michael the Archangel protecting us, always.

During these 300 days, our prayer warrior Kim found her vocation as a Poor Claire. Our best and most experienced sidewalk counselor Esperanza (SP) could no longer help out due to an illness and had to retire. Alfonso, our most faithful prayer warrior whom we are dedicating these 40 days for life is now in Heaven interceding for the little ones.

During these 300 days we have seen the worst and the best that human beings are capable off. Despite of everything, or perhaps because of what we have experienced as a faithful community, we have learned how to love with a kind of love that can only be described as divine. A love that does not judge, a love that does not tire, a love that wants all to be saved, a love that wants all to know Christ.

As to the planning and organization of our 40 days for life campaigns in El Paso, Mother Teresa of Calcutta best described it when she said, “We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.” If during these 300 days for life, a single soul has been shown the beauty of the Kingdom of God and how attainable it is, then all effort has been worth it.

All for the Greater Glory of our Creator!

For Life!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

So by their Fruits You Will Know Them

The Holy Spirit will work through you at any moment, just as he did with us today. Today is the Feast Day of Saint Joseph, the patron saint of fathers, and the protector of Jesus and Mary.

Pat saw a car coming into the clinic parking lot and urged me to go over to the sidewalk. She gave me some liturature to pass out, and I approached this young man as he was getting out of his car. His wife/girlfriend stood back in the distance. The young man was holding a precious, beautiful baby girl with soft curly black hair. I said, "Good morning, how are you?" "Would you like to take some information?" To my surprise, he started walking in my direction. I handed him the information and told him that he was so blessed with his child, as I ran my fingers through her little curls. I then asked him if his wife/girlfriend was pregnant and he said, "yes." I then told him that the pregnancy help center would do an ultrasound for them free of charge, and that this place performed abortions and was not very family friendly. His wife/girlfriend then walked over to us and told him, "Let's Go!" I said, "goodbye and God Bless you!"

As they were walking towards the clinic gate, Pat briefly spoke to the young man and gave him a rosary.
They were not in the clinic very long, less than 10 minutes. Pat approached them once again and spoke with them briefly. Meanwhile, I stood on the sidewalk praising God with the other prayer warriors. By the grace of God they chose not to abort their precious baby. This was further confirmed when they stopped to kiss each other before they entered their car. I knew that God had already worked in their hearts, and it ended with a kiss.

What made them change their minds? The most, simple love of our Lord Jesus Christ saved their baby! He worked in their hearts, and He used a simple plastic rosary with his image on it as His instrument. They told Pat - that as they were entering the clinic; the nurses told them to throw the rosary away in the trash can! This bothered them, so they left the clinic in haste. Praise God!

"Beware of false profits, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. So by their fruits you will know them. Matthew 7:15-20

We thank you Jesus for saving this precious baby from the evils of abortion. We continue to pray for this little family, and may they continue to grow in faith and love, imitating the holy family. We also ask for the intercession of Saint Joseph, to protect this beautiful family.

Sonia Rand

Thursday, March 10, 2011