The House of Assistance - Brazil

£4,252 of £100k goal

Raised by 64 people in 20 months
Robert Colquhoun   Sibford Gower, ENG
 Doris Hipolito has helped to save 3,000 babies from abortion in Brazil. The House of the Assistance is a rented house. She needs to have a bigger new house built and also a van in order to help her pro-life work. Please help her with her mission to help pregnant ladies and save children from abortion. 

Maria das Dores  Hipolito Pires, known as  Doris Hipolito, is married and has 2 children. She is a pedagogist and  Professional  Counselor with a solid position against abortion under any circumstance,  and she has worked for the defense of  life for 23 years.

In the year of 1991, when she was a teacher of History and Geography  at Castro Alves School, she was summoned by the Headmaster of the school  to do something for the students that were having abortions and suffering from its consequences.  As  a devout Catholic, Doris sought  the Pro-Life Group in Rio de Janeiro  to help her with this task. They gave her a video with the silent scream and other Pro-Life literature, and oriented her to give some talks, as she was a teacher.  This was the beginning of her way to stop abortion.

Doris started giving talks in her school, then in other schools, and that is when she started thinking about  founding a Pro-Life group in her diocese. She always says she was not successful in the talks she organized in her own parish, as people were not interested in the subject   - Abortion.

One day, after praying Our Lady`s rosary, she felt a strong calling in her heart to pray the rosary for the defense of life, in the square, on the 13th of every month of the year.

After consulting the parish priest she started praying the rosary against abortion in March 1991, in the square. As there was little information on this subject, Doris and a small group of Mary`s Legion, started praying the rosary inside the trains, and  also giving out  pamphlets in  defense of  life against abortion. In October 1991, the                 Bishop Werner Siebembrok welcomed the group as the Social Pastoral in Defense of Life, whose objective is to dissuade women who seek  abortion. In the year of 2007, there appeared the first case of a pregnant woman who was physically and mentally disabled and who lived under an overpass. It was because of this situation  that Doris asked the Bishop for a house to give assistance to these pregnant women.

As no help was given to her she decided to rent a very small house to take this pregnant woman out of the street. Then another pregnant woman came, and others and others so that nowadays the House of Assistance is a bigger one but it is a rented house. Nowadays  the objective of this House is to assist pregnant women who were victims of abuse, violence and social risk and who suffer pressure to abort.

Doris works at the doors of abortion clinics, advising the pregnant women to give up the abortion, and, through telephone calls and denunciations she has the information where this pregnant woman intends to have the abortion done and she goes to her, offering her support to continue with the pregnancy.

This work is done in a place called `baixada fluminense`, in Rio de Janeiro, it is a very poor and socially abandoned area of Rio.

To help the pregnant women who cannot come to the House of Assistance to receive good care, Doris decided to open, in some churches, a centre to attend and accompany pregnant women who need attention to their health and also the baby`s. Considering that 90% of these pregnant women used some kind of abortive medicine, they need attention to their clinic exams.

The pregnant women assisted by the House of Assistance and the Pro-Life centres  participate in professional-oriented courses in sewing ( overlock and neckband), computers and handcraft. During the pregnancy the pregnant women receive clinic exams, medicine and a layette. After the baby is born the single mother is given a place to work where she will be able to live her life with dignity.

According to what was registered,  in this 23-year period of work for the defense of life in the womb, 3.000 babies have already been saved, for the glory of God.

This intense work she does has been  the cause of much persecution by the organizations that work for the culture of death. The feminists who are part of some governmental sectors, aim at defeating this Pro-Life work done at `baixada fluminense`. Doris tells us about a woman, who is a Prosecutor, who came to inspect the House of Assistance and when she saw the photos of the children who were  saved  from abortion she exclaimed, `This House should never have existed!`

Sometimes Doris receives threatening  phone calls, she has received death threats from the feminists who act in her area. However, Doris exults with the testimonies of mothers who overcame the temptation to abort and now can rely on their sons and daughters as successful professionals.

Doris Hipolito has maintained this Pro-Life work for 23 years, counting on God`s Providence and on generous people who donate helping to pay the rent, water bills energy bills, telephone bills, medicine and clinic exams for the pregnant women. She cannot afford to employ anyone so she relies on 5 people who work as volunteers. She does not receive any donation from the government, as her work does not have a legal character.

Doris opted for being a Pastoral of the Catholic Church even though she has no financial help from the parish or from the diocese, she looks for help in the local commerce, who donate fruit, vegetables, bread and other items for their daily use.  Doris herself picks up the donations in her 1995 Fiat which calls for serious mechanic help.

Finally, Doris counts on friends who share the cause for the defense of life in the womb, to help her with the rest of her expenses.

Doris Hipolito`s greatest difficulty is to build a house where she can do her work. She has been praying for this intention. She received a plot of land as a present from friends, and it`s on this plot of land that she wishes to have a house built to receive pregnant women who are drug-users.  She also dreams of buying the house which she calls House of Assistance or any other house in another place.

Doris Hipolito is 54 years old. Eight years ago she obtained her family`s permission to stop working as a teacher (where she received her salary), and dedicate her whole time to save innocent and defenseless lives in the maternal womb.

In everyday life she uses the following sentence ~The powerful can give me power but the babies can give me Paradise~.

     CONTACTS – Casa do Amparo Pro-Vida -

  https://www.facebook.com/dorishipolito.hipolito
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CONVERSION OF AN ABORTIONIST


IN 1998 WE BEGUN TO PRAY THE ROSARY IN LOCATIONS THAT HAD ABORTION CLINICS.

IN SÃO JOÃO DE MERITI, THERE WERE TWO CLINICS. WE PRAYED ON THE CITY SQUARE, ON SATURDAYS. IN THE GAPS BETWEEN THE ROSARY MYSTERIES, I’D GIVE AN EXPLANATION OF HOW AN ABORTION IS DONE. AS ONE GROUP PRAYED, THE OTHER GROUP DISTRIBUTED FLYERS ON ABORTION.

CÉLIA, A MEMBER OF THE LEGION OF MARY, INVITED ME TO GIVE A LECTURE IN HER COMMUNITY.

CÉLIA HAD A DAUGHTER STUDYING AT RIO DE JANEIRO FEDERAL UNIVERSITY. SHE HAD A TEACHER WHO WANTED TO KNOW IF SHE KNEW OF A GROUP WORKING AGAINST ABORTION. SHE INFORMED HIM THAT SHE KNEW VERY WELL AND THAT HER MOTHER HAD INVITED THEM TO GIVE A LECTURE IN HER COMMUNITY.

THE TEACHER ASKED IF HE COULD ATTEND THIS LECTURE, HE HAD INTEREST IN KNOWING WHAT WAS SPOKEN, BECAUSE HE HAD ABORTION CLINICS AND REALIZED WAS DECREASING IN HIS CLINIC THE NUMBER OF WOMEN LOOKING FOR ABORTION. THE STUDENT SAID YES, HE COULD ATTEND THE TALK.

A DAY BEFORE THE TALK, CÉLIA CALLED ME AND SAID: AN ABORTIONIST WILL ATTEND YOUR TALK.

IT WAS A SATURDAY, 7 PM WHEN ARRIVED A TALL MAN ALL DRESSED IN WHITE, CARRYING A CELL PHONE – HE WAS KOREAN AND WAS KNOWN AS DR. PICHAU, ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN RIO DE JANEIROS’ ABORTIONIST.

WHEN HE ENTERED THE ROOM HE TRIED TO SIT IN THE LAST CHAIR, AND I IMMEDIATELY REALIZED HE WAS THE PHYSICIAN.

I WELCOMED EVERYONE AND ANNOUNCED THAT I WAS GOING TO SHOW THE SILENT CRY VIDEO AND LATER WOULD START THE LECTURE.

AFTER THE VIDEO PRESENTATION, THE DOCTOR LEFT THE ROOM AND WAS GONE. DAYS AFTER HE SAID TO HIS STUDENT THAT HE WAS VERY MOVED WHEN WATCHING IT.

ONE DAY HE WENT TO THE STUDENTS HOME AND HER MOTHER INVITED HIM TO GO TO A CHARITY LUNCH ON THE DAY OF OUR LADY OF CONCEPTION, AS SHE WAS SELLING INVITATIONS. HE PURCHASED BUT WE DID NOT THINK HE WOULD COME.

ON DECEMBER 8TH, THE DOCTOR CAME TO THE LUNCH IN THE CHURCH AND SAT IN OUR TABLE. CÉLIA GAVE HIM A ROSARY WHICH HE THANKED AND SAID: I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS, I WILL PUT IT ON MY NECK.

WHILE HE TALKED TO THE STUDENT WHO WAS ALSO WITH US, THE WOMEN WERE COMMENTING ON HIS ATTENDANCE AND FINDING IT WEIRD. THEY SAID: HOW CAN IT BE, HE DOES ABORTIONS, SHE IS AGAINST ABORTION AND THEY ARE FRIENDS?

AFTER THIS DAY HE SENT A MESSAGE THROUGH HIS STUDENT: TELL DORIS THAT THIS COMING YEAR I WILL GO TO PRAY IN THE SQUARE AND I KNOW SHE WILL BE VERY HAPPY.

LATER HE RETURNED TO THE STUDENTS’ HOUSE AND SAID TO HER MOTHER: IN MY CLINIC IN SÃO JOÃO DE MERITI I WILL JUST ATTEND PRE BIRTH CARE TO PREGNANT WOMEN AND WILL NOT CHARGE FOR THE SERVICES, I AM LEAVING THE ABORTION CLINICS I AM A PARTNER OF AND IN JANUARY I'LL GO TO THE SQUARE TO INFORM DORIS AND SHARE MY TESTIMONY.

HE SAID TO HER: WHEN I ARRIVED TO BRAZIL, TO STUDY MEDICINE, I NEEDED MONEY AND THE ONLY WORK THAT I FOUND WAS ABORTION AND THIS MADE ME EARN BIG MONEY, I AM THE OWNER OF A CLINIC AND MEMBER OF SEVERAL OTHERS. AFTER ATTENDING THE TALK, I STARTED TO LOOK THE BABY AS A PERSON AND DECIDED NEVER TO MAKE AN ABORTION AGAIN.

I, DÓRIS, WAS VERY HAPPY AND GRATEFUL TO GOD.

ON DECEMBER 28, CELEBRATING THE HOLY INNOCENTS, I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL SAYING THAT SOMEONE HAD KILLED DR. PICHAU.

THE NEWS ON RADIO AND NEWSPAPERS, SAID HE HAD COMMITTED SUICIDE AFTER WATHCING A PRO-LIFE GROUP MOVIE. THEY SAID HE WAS DISTURBED BECAUSE HE WAS AN ABORTIONIST AND COMMITTED SUICIDE WITH TWO SHOTS IN THE NECK.

I, DORIS, THINK HE WAS MURDERED, ABORTION IS A MAFIA. AND THIS MAFIA KILLED HIM. I DID NOT GO TO THE FUNERAL. I WAS WARNED TO STOP PRAYING IN THE SQUARE, BUT ON 13 JANUARY, THE DAY HE PROMISED TO GIVE HIS TESTIMONY , WE WERE PRAYING THE ROSARY ON THE SQUARE, WHICH WAS INTENDED FOR HIS SOUL.

WHEN WE WERE IN THE 5TH MYSTERY, A BLACK CAR WENT TO THE SQUARE, SHOOTING AT THE GROUND. AT THIS TIME WE WERE PRAYING IN OUR KNEES, WE HEARD NOISES, BUT WE DID NOT REALIZE WHAT WAS HAPPENING, WE FELT LIKE WE WERE ANESTHETIZED. WHEN WE FINISHED THE MYSTERY, WE GOT UP AND REALIZED THERE WAS POLICE ALL AROUND US AND IT WAS THEN WE BECAME AWARE OF IT.

AFTER THIS FACT, WE WERE ADVISED TO STOP THE ROSARY PRAYING ON THE SQUARE BECAUSE OUR LIFE WAS AT RISK.

THE LEGION OF MARY RESOLVED TO CONTINUE IN THE CERTAINTY THAT OUR LADY WITH US AND WOULD FREE US OF ALL EVIL. SO AND TO DAY WE PRAY THE ROSARY IN NILOPOLIS SQUARE IN DEFENSE OF LIFE IN THE MOTHERS WOMB.

HAIL MARY!


GIRL, SAVED FROM ABORTION BECOMES REFERENCE TO THE COMMUNITY.

APARECIDA MARIA, A YOUNG LADY, 35, HOUSE HELP, WORKED FOR A FAMILY.

SHE HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SON OF THE BOSS, AND GOT PREGNANT.

WHEN THE GUY WAS AWARE OF HER PREGNANCY HE IMMEDIATELY OFFERED MONEY FOR ABORTION. A GIRLFRIEND TO WHOM SHE CONFIDED ASKED ME TO HELP HER.

I MET HER AND WE STARTED A CONVERSATION. TWICE A WEEK I MET HER AFTER WORK TO CONTINUE DISSUADING HER FROM THE ABORTION. SHE WAS UNDER GREAT PRESSURE FROM THE RICH YOUNG GUY. HE WANTED HER TO QUICKLY GET THE ABORTION WHILE SHE HERSELF WAS DIVIDED. SHE TRUSTED ME AND FELT THREATENED BY HIM.

THEN, FINALLY SHE SET THE ABORTION FOR A SATURDAY.

SHE SCHEDULED THE "CLINIC" BY TELEPHONE AND EVERYTHING WAS COMBINED FOR THAT SATURDAY MORNING AT 6: OO AM. THE PREGNANT GIRL WAS SUPPOSED TO WAIT IN A SQUARE AS A CAR FROM THE CLINIC WOULD PICK HER UP.

SHE KEPT HER CELL PHONE OFF AND DID NOT GO HOME , NOT TO BE FOUND BY ME.

AS SCHEDULED, THE CAR ARRIVED, A VAN, THAT TOOK HER AND 14 OTHER PREGNANT GIRLS TO GET ABORTIONS.

THEY DID NOT KNOW WHERE THEY WERE GOING, THEY RODE FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES AND THEN TO AN UNDERGROUND PARKING PLACE WHERE THEY LEFT THE VEHICLE, CLIMBED LOTS OF STAIRS AND CAME TO A ROOM WHERE THE "CLINIC" WAS.

APARECIDA TELLS ME THAT DURING THE WAITING TIME SHE FELT GREATLY TORMENTED, FELT SORRY, THOUGHT ABOUT THE THINGS I HAD SPOKEN TO HER, WANTED TO HAVE MY FRIENDSHIP, BUT THEN DECIDED THAT AFTER ABORTION, SHE NEVER WANTED TO HEAR MY NAME NOR SEE ME AGAIN.

WHILE WAITING SHE ASKED FORGIVENESS FROM GOD, CRIED, BUT NOTHING COULD CHANGE THAT REALITY.

THEY WOULD CALL THE WOMEN INTO THE ROOM AND THEY DID NOT GET OUT BY THE SAME DOOR. APARECIDA WOULD BE THE 7th.

THEN A NOISE WAS HEARD, SOUNDED LIKE A GREAT CONFUSION AND WHEN SHE REALIZED, POLICE WERE ENTERING AND ARRESTING THE WOMEN AND PUTTING THEM IN A POLICE CAR.

APARECIDA SMILED, SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE HAD NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY, A RELIEF IN HER SOUL, A 2ND CHANCE.

SHE LEFT THE HOUSE WHERE SHE WAS WORKING AND SPENT HER PREGNANCY IN HIDING.

FINALLY, IN 2002 A BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WAS BORN.

IN 2012, ON CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS, IN A TV PROGRAM, VERY INFLUENTIAL IN RIO DE JANEIRO, THERE WAS A REPORT WITH THE TITLE - PEOPLE THAT MAKE IT HAPPEN.

THEY WERE TALKING OF A CHILD THAT EVER SINCE SHE WAS 7 YEARS OLD STARTED COLLECTING BOOKS AND IN HER HOUSE SHE CREATED A LIBRARY TO TEACH THE CHILDREN OF THE PLACE WHERE SHE LIVED TO READ AND TAKE INTEREST IN READING.

THE SHOOTING SHOWED A HUMBLE HOME WHERE THE CHILDS’ ROOM WAS THE POOR COMMUNITY LIBRARY.

I DID NOT SEE THE PROGRAM BUT APARECIDA TOLD ME, VERY MOVED THAT THE GIRL WAS HER CHILD WHO HAD BECOME AN EXAMPLE FOR YOUTH, ADULTS AND CHILDREN.

I MET THE GIRL, SHE IS BEAUTIFUL, INTELLIGENT, HAS GORGEOUS LONG HAIR.

WHENEVER I MEET APARECIDA, SHE SAYS SHE IS VERY HAPPY, THAT CHILD WAS A REMAKE OF HER HISTORY, AND HER ENTIRE FAMILY RETURNED TO SCHOOL COMPLYING TO HER REQUEST.

PRAISED BE OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST!
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Update 2
19 months ago
Pro- Life Stories from Brazil.

Doris has sent me some of the stories from her pro-life adventures in Brazil. Excuse the imperfect English, I think it makes the stories more exciting!

RAPE - CASE TO MAKE ABORTION.

ON 8 MARCH 2001, A FRIEND CALLED ME TO ASK IF I HAD READ THE DAY NEWSPAPER. I SAID I HADN’T. THEN, HE SAID THERE WAS A CASE OF AUTHORIZATION TO ABORT A BABY 4 AND A HALF MONTHS OLD UNDER A RAPE CLAIM.

I BOUGHT THE NEWSPAPER AND WENT HASTILY TO FIND THAT PLACE TO DISSUADE THE WOMAN FROM ABORTING HER CHILD. WITH THE HELP OF FATHER PORFÍRIO THAT WENT WITH ME TO THE CITY, AFTER MUCH INSISTENCE THE FAMILY OF THE 16 YEAR OLD PREGNANT GIRL, OPENED THE DOOR FOR US. THIS WAS THE FATHER, THE GRANDMA AND TWO SISTERS OF THE GIRL. THE PRIEST AND I INTRODUCED OURSELVES AND THEN I SAID: WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE ALREADY WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE JUDGE TO DO, TOMORROW, THE ABORTION BUT BEFORE YOU TAKE LUANA TO SUBMIT HERSELF TO AN ABORTION, I NEED TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE METHODS THEY WILL USE, AND ON THE AFTER-EFFECTS FOR THE WOMAN.

I HAD TAKEN WITH ME PHOTOS OF ABORTION METHODS AND GAVE A SHORT TALK TO THE FAMILY. AFTER THE EXPLANATION, THE PRIEST APPROACHED THE SPIRITUAL SIDE WITH RESPECT TO ABORTION.

WHEN WE FINISHED SPEAKING THE FATHER OF THE PREGNANT GIRL SAID: I DID NOT KNOW WHAT AN ABORTION WAS, I DID NOT KNOW MY DAUGHTER HAD HER LIFE THREATENED, I DID NOT KNOW IT WAS THE CRUEL MURDER OF A CHILD. I AM WILLING TO TAKE MY GRANDSON, I'll RAISE HIM. HERE NOBODY WILL DO ANY ABORTION! I PROMISE YOU!

WHAT A RELIEF!

AFTER TAKING A CUP OF COFFEE, WE LEFT THE HOUSE WITH THE JOY OF HAVING RESCUED A LIFE.

NEXT DAY, A FEMINIST WENT TO MY HOUSE AND MADE NUMEROUS THREATS. AFTER THAT SHE WENT WHERE I WAS AND BEFORE ALL SHE TOLD ME: MOVE AWAY FROM THE LUANA CASE, SHE WAS RAPED AND WILL HAVE AN ABORTION AND IF YOU CONTINUE INTERFERING, YOU WILL HAVE YOUR FACE SMASHED.

NEXT DAY I RETURNED TO THE PREGNANT GIRLS’ HOUSE WITH OTHER PEOPLE WITH ME, AND GETTING THERE, HER GRANDMOTHER TOLD ME THAT SHE WANTED TO INFORM ME THE TRUTH.

SHE SAID: LUANA WAS NOT RAPED, SHE HAS ACTIVE SEX LIFE SINCE SHE WAS TWELVE YEARS OLD , SHE WAS DRIVEN BY THE POLICE WOMAN TO REGISTER AS RAPE TO HAVE RIGHT TO ABORTION; I NEED TO SPEAK THE TRUTH BECAUSE I AM A DEVOTEE OF OUR LADY.

I WAS VERY GRATEFUL FOR THIS INFORMATION.

FINALLY, LUANA HAD A HEALTHY PREGNANCY AND LUCAS, A BEAUTIFUL BOY, WAS BORN, OF WHOM I AM THE GODMOTHER AND FATHER PORFÍRIO IS THE GODFATHER.

THIS TESTIMONY IS TO HONOR AND GLORY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST!

Michele Cristina 23 years old, already had 03 children and had an abortion at 12 years old. In March 2014, when she discovered she was pregnant, she was desperate because she already had three young daughters. In desperation and financial difficulty, with her companion unemployed for over 5 years, Michele helped with her househelp work to pay the rent of a humble home. Pregnancy? Now what? When she o reported it to friends and relatives, they were unanimous in saying to her: get an abortion. She still remembered that abortion she had to do under pressure, when she was very young. Amidst tears, she met an ex-pregnant women of the pro-life, who advised her and took her to the Provida Support Center Miguel Couto. In this first contact the pregnant woman is taken to make an ultra sonography in private practice, and to everyone's surprise, it was a monozygotic twin pregnancy. During the whole period of pregnancy, Michele, surrendered herself to God's will, finding strength, help, and faith in weekly meetings with the pro-life group. The children were born. Caum and Caique are beautiful babies!

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Update 1
19 months ago
Dear all,

Thank you so much for your support for Doris!

Here is a video about the work of Doris. Doris' contribution starts at 2:30.

http://40daysforlife.com/2014/12/11/video-40-days-life-brazil/

Doris is delighted that we have raised this amount so far - and the more we raise- the further her mission which so far has saved 3,000 babies from abortion can be extended. We would be able to buy her a house in Rio if we reached the fundraising goal.

You can contact Doris on facebook directly - thanks!

https://www.facebook.com/dorishipolito.hipolito

Thank you so much!

Robert Colquhoun

International Outreach Director for 40 Days for Life

Administrator helping the House of Assistance
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Raised by 64 people in 20 months
Created November 26, 2014
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8 months ago
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Rebeca Traldi
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Jacques Mabit
10 months ago

Fantastic, go ahead !

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Rebeca Traldi
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Joanne Spiteri
14 months ago

Keep up the good work. You are an angel to so many children. We need more of you the world over.

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