SEX STRIKE? MORE LIKE A RETURN TO PURE LOVE. THANKS, ABORTION ACTIVISTS

“Sexuality affects all aspects of the human person in the unity of his body and soul. It especially
concerns affectivity, the capacity to love and to procreate, and in a more general way the aptitude for
forming bonds of communion with others.
” CCC 2332

It has been one week since the Roe v Wade decision was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. No doubt it has sent shockwaves across the country let alone the world.

In the aftermath of the ruling, abortion activists are calling for a “Sex Strike”.

What the abortion activists are calling for is stopping the root cause of abortion. When the sexual revolution came to the scene in the 1960s, it brought about sexual promiscuity and even “no strings attached” casual hookups that left men and women feeling empty. This “no strings attached” approach left men off the hook for the possibility of being a parent. In turn, it opened the door to the root cause of abortion, the misuse of sex.

Sex is a gift from God. Its purpose is to create life between a man and a woman. Unfortunately, it has been misused for one’s gratification. It is hysterical that the pro-abortion activists want to stop hooking up with random men or women.

“It is not weakness to desire love. The weakness is when we steel for less than love.” Crystalina Evert

Let’s welcome this surprising but much-needed challenge to defeat abortion at its core root.

Chastity includes an apprenticeship in self-mastery which is training in human freedom. The
alternative is clear: either man governs his passions and finds peace, or he lets himself be dominated
by them and becomes unhappy. “Man’s dignity, therefore, requires him to act out of conscious and
free choice, as moved and drawn in a personal way from within, and not by blind impulses in himself
or by mere external constraint. Man gains such dignity when ridding himself of all slavery to the
passions, he presses forward to his goal by freely choosing what is good and, by his diligence and
skill, effectively secures for himself the means suited to this end
.” CCC 2339

Thank you, pro-abortion activists!

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

JULY TO-DO LIST

We’re halfway through 2022. We have so much to celebrate, especially the recent ruling from the Supreme Court.

Now, that we will navigate the first full month in a post-Roe society, there is much work that needs to be done to build a culture of life. There is no victory lap.

Summer is upon us, yet we still must be present outside of abortion facilities, pregnancy resource centers (with the threat of the summer of rage from the pro-aborts), and even those from all walks of life

  1. Take part in prayer vigils near you
  2. Contact your priest and request a Mass be celebrated in thanksgiving for the reversal of Roe v Wade
  3. Donate to Crisis Pregnancy Center
  4. Brush up on pro-life apologetics
  5. Write op-eds for your paper
  6. Continue to recruit new people to join your respect life group at your church
  7. Help the elderly without air-conditioning or alone
  8. Host a BBQ/Shower for moms who courageously chose life but need help.
  9. When traveling, take part in a prayer vigil at the city of your destination

Make this your summer of service for the needy and marginalized.

Corporate America and Roe V Wade

(Provided by Yale School of Management Chief Executive Leadership Institute)

In listening to CNBC financial news, I have been hearing more and more about companies that are offering travel benefits to women who opt to go to another state so that they can fulfill their abortion plans.  Also, I have heard questions posed to corporate management representatives asking why they are not joining the fray and stating their position and/or supporting employees with regard to the   recent overturn of Roe v Wade by the Supreme Court.  Pressure – whether self-imposed or by the media – is forcing corporate America to state publicly where they stand on issues such as abortion, gun control, police brutality, immigration, etc.    One of the guidelines now for selecting a financial investment is an ESG rating (Environmental, Social, Governance).  Gone are the days when we bought something or invested in something and had no idea what the CEO and Board of Directors thought.  Over the years we have probably all taken a stand on a particular company or product and boycotted purchases for a personal reason. 

With this in mind, here is a snapshot of companies that currently do provide travel benefits for employees seeking abortions (or in some cases other medical treatment) not offered in their state.   This information may offer an opportunity to think twice before purchasing from these commercial icons.  I would be hypocritical to say I denounce Amazon while I use them for everything, including purchasing diapers for a local pregnancy center but I do not need to buy a SONY brand television, or visit a CVS Pharmacy or get pulled into the middle of the ferocious cyclone known as Disney.  Public and private companies can do what they want as long as their board and investors agree.  And we their customers can take the time to evaluate where best to spend our dollars as it relates to our core beliefs.

WILL THE GOD-FEARING CATHOLIC CLERGY PLEASE STAND UP? SPEAK UP

When was the last time you heard a homily that centered on why abortion, gay marriage, birth control, death penalty, unjust wars, etc are wrong?

Surprisingly, many Catholics haven’t heard it every time they attend Mass on every given Sunday. Even if the priest or bishop does, they fear facing potential backlash from someone who could walk out from a message they disagree with. Today, churches are under attack, interrupted by those who are obsessed with a series called “A Handmaid Tale”. I thought adopting an Orwellian Utopia was bad enough from 1984.

20% of Catholics attend Mass while the other 80% find lame excuses to not live out their Catholic faith. The core reason is that they refuse to acknowledge the science and humanity of the unborn child, yet they would take part in the public outcry over a police shooting without a hint of researching the facts.

Thanks to poor catechism and even understanding of church teachings two out of three Catholics got the United States into the mess we endured for nearly half a century. On top of it, the priests are frightened to share the message of truth. It needs to be done now more than ever.

The fact that four Catholics on the Supreme Court overruled Roe v Wade and Casey v Planned Parenthood that now is the time to change our culture, heal our land, and most importantly begin the real work that we’ve been training for since 1973.

A faithful Catholic can’t say that they are Catholic but… That means you are not a true Catholic. Being a faithful Catholic or Christian means you are all in to defend those who need a voice and help them in their hour of great need.

The Catholic Clergy needs to step up their game and start proclaiming the truth with charity and mercy.

Fathers, Bishops, and Cardinals, rise up! Rise up and stop fearing rejection. Jesus persevered with great faith despite being rejected by many. You can too.

ROE AND CASEY DECISIONS OVERTURNED; POST-ROE WORK HAS BEGUN

I know in the distance that 63 million unborn children denied the right to life are singing and leaping in rejoicing over the fact that Divine Providence was felt at the Supreme Court less than 50 years following the barbaric overreach through Roe V Wade. No golden jubilee for Roe come January 2023!

Today, on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, the Supreme Court ruled that the constitution does not guarantee abortion and Roe was unjust.

Surprisingly, the court ruling was 6-3 to overturn the original ruling from seven men (yes, men can and should have an opinion on abortion). The following ruled for the overturn Roberts, Coney-Barrett, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Alito, and Thomas. the rest of the judges ruled for the original to be upheld.

“Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote.

Now, that the overreach of abortion is back in the states, we have much work to do to build a culture of life. 24 out of 50 have already banned abortion. We must continue the work. We have the tools. It is now time to finish the job.

CALL TO ACTION

This is not the time to sit on the thumbs after the monumental victory. We must continue to defend life until everyone understands the fact that abortion is unthinkable. The pro-aborts, since the leak on May 1st, have attacked churches, declared open season on pro-lifers, and even pregnancy centers. They intend to do more regardless of today’s decision. We must double our efforts now more than ever

Here are things you can do:

  1. Continue being present in front of abortion facilities in your communities
  2. Volunteer to protect pregnancy resource centers as pro-aborts are planning to launch a summer of rage following the imminent ruling
  3. Continue to pray for the conversion of heart and healing across our land
  4. Protect your churches from potential attacks
  5. Persuade lawmakers to protect life from womb to tomb
  6. Host Holy Hour for Life at your church
  7. Brush up on apologetics

Buckle Up, ladies and gentlemen! Hang on to your valuables. The Post-Roe Ride is ready for ignition.

ANTI-HOPE BRIGADE ATTACKS PREGNANCY CENTERS

The following is from Brooke Nearman of Alpha Pregnancy Center.

The leaked draft majority opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson case has fueled attacks of vandalism and firebombing against pregnancy centers throughout the nation. As of last week, more than 40 attacks have occurred against pregnancy centers and churches since May.

AlphaCare serves the community by offering much-needed support to women and children without bias. Our mission is to empower pregnant women and families by providing health and social services, and serving as a bridge to community resources. I’m so saddened by the uneducated, misdirected aggression by those threatening the free services we provide to the women who come to us for hope and help.

Just this month there was an attack against our friends at the HOPE Center, a fellow pregnancy center in Philadelphia. A group called “Anti Hope Brigade” claimed responsibility anonymously saying:

“We smashed out all of the windows of the ‘Hope’ pregnancy center on Broad St. We are tired of your ‘family values’ and you forcing families, and your values onto our bodies. This fake clinic spread lies and is part of a broader attempt to strip away body autonomy from hundreds of women and people. We are inspired by the actions of comrades in Wisconsin, Colorado, New York, and a growing list of places. If the attack on abortion does not stop, our attacks will broaden…”

The radical group Jane’s Revenge has issued a statement of revenge and declared “open season” on pregnancy centers, including a “night of rage” across the nation on the night of the decision and possible overturn of Roe v. Wade.

To date AlphaCare has not experienced any direct physical attacks related to the Dobbs decision, although we’ve received several nasty, threatening phone calls. National and local pro-life groups have been sharing information regularly and providing advice for security. Currently we’re taking the following measures:

Local Police

Regional pregnancy centers in the suburbs have shared their police departments have been very supportive, even providing special security details. Unfortunately, while I have contacted our local police department, they are so overwhelmed with crime they responded by saying, “We’ve made a note for our officers.” Likely they will not be providing much preventative support, if any.

Armored Glass Film

On Thursday, June 23rd, protective film will be installed on our windows as a security measure ahead of the court’s decision. It’s commonly used by banks and jewelry stores to protect against vandalism or small bombs. This film will prevent flying glass and it seems like a wise move to protect our building and limit any possible damage. It comes at the recommendation of other local pregnancy centers.

Nighttime Security

I am currently exploring the presence of physical security guards in our building for the late evening and early morning hours. Please pray for wisdom as we consider this precaution.

Prayer and Worship

We’re contemplating an all-night prayer meeting and worship service in our office the evening the Dobbs decision is released. This will be logistically complicated because we will not know until the day of (likely the 23rd, 28th, or 30th). Considering the direct threats across our country for that evening the need for prayer is an imminent need. If you have an interest in participating or helping to organize the prayer and worship night, please contact Kathleen Chappell at kchappell@alphacarephilly.org or call our office at (215) 735-6028.

2022 SUMMER READING LIST

Going to the beach? Chances are, you will be seeing plenty of beach-goers lounging out with a good book to read. Pro-lifers can too.

We are presenting once again the summer reading list for all pro-lifers. But first, let us visit our previous posts.

Here’s the 2021 reading list

Here’s the 2020 reading list

Here’s our first-ever reading list

Here are some recent releases and interesting finds through the internet search for our 2022 list.

  1. Fierce Mercy- Abby Johnson
  2. Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing- Ryan Anderson and Alexandra DeSanctis
  3. Survivor: An Abortion Survivor’s Surprising Story of Choosing Forgiveness and Redemption- Claire Culwell
  4. Architects of the Culture of Death- Dr. Benjamin Wilker
  5. Supremely Wrong: The Injustice of Abortion-Brent Boles
  6. Jerome Lejeune: A Man of Science and Conscience- Aude Dugast
  7. Black and Pro-Life in America- Robert Artigo
  8. The Great Reset- Michael D. Greaney and Dawn K. Brohawn
  9. What Is A Woman- Matt Walsh
  10. Transfigured-Patricia Sandoval
  11. The Bodies of Others- Naomi Wolf
  12. The Postmodern Pilgrim’s Progress- Kyle Mann and Joel Berry

Happy Reading. Have a great and safe summer. Get to Mass.

Save the Date! A Baby’s Breath to Hold Their Annual Run for Life 5k/Walk on October 1st

Please see information on the fundraising event scheduled for Saturday, October 1st for one of our pregnancy help centers, and print out the flyer below to distribute to all your pro-life family and friends.  Remember, our centers depend on our generosity to keep their doors open to help women in difficult situations.  

A Baby’s Breath is hosting our 12th annual Run for Life to be held at Tyler State Park on October 1, 2022.  The Run for Life is the primary fundraiser for our Warminster center.  The proceeds from the Run for Life will go toward helping families in crisis in our area. 
 
We are a crisis pregnancy center that offers these free services through our all-volunteer team:
  • pregnancy counseling/pregnancy tests/baby supplies/prenatal and parenting classes
  • ultrasounds
  • housing
  • a financial-incentive independence program
  • and more…
Join us at the Run for Life…be a runner, walker, volunteer, or sponsor. Consider participating as a group, team, or family.  
 

Babys Breath Run for Life Flyer_2022

 

 

 

 

HOPE PREGNANCY CENTER VANDALIZED; NEVER GIVE IN

As the Dobbs v. Jackson decision is pending, the recent leak has propelled violent acts by unhinged pro-abortion terrorist organizations.

Unfortunately, Philadelphia was not immune to these attacks. Hope Pregnancy Center, located on Broad Street and a mile south of Temple University, was vandalized this past Saturday.

The details have not been released. The director asks for prayers and will update the pro-life community on what we can do.

It is clear that those who advocate for abortion and claim that pro-lifers don’t care about women are total hypocrites of this myth. They’re the ones who have been anti-woman. They’re the ones who see women as dollar signs. They’re the ones who do not want to help women with their pregnancies. They’re the ones who choose which science to follow while dismissing the claim that life begins at conception.

The real people since the half a century of the debate who care for women are those who work in pregnancy centers and are targets of domestic terrorists. Those who work or volunteer for the abortion industry lack love and mercy while carrying years of regret deep down their heavy, suffering hearts who are in need of Jesus.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill: We shall not be afraid nor fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in our communities, the public square, and oceans; we shall fight with growing confidence and growing perseverance in the faith that God is on our side. We shall never surrender. Never give in.

JUNE TO DO LIST

Happy June, Pro-lifers!

Schools will be let out soon. We will be attending family gatherings, weddings, graduations, and outings to baseball games. Even the temperatures will be cranked up.

Your pro-life conviction should not take a vacation. Instead, it should be your daily commitment to be all life 365 days a year, whether cold, heat, sleet, snow, rain, or shine.

We also will find out the ruling that can set America back to being a pro-life nation when the justices hand down their official rulings on Dobbs v Jackson.

Here is a list of things to do during June:

  1. Pray the Novena to the Sacred Heart
  2. Participate in a Corpus Christi procession at your parish. Pray the novena here.
  3. Support St. Raymond Nonnstud Foundation’s fundraiser throughout June
  4. Support pro-life businesses when shopping for gifts in the midst of weddings, graduations, birthdays, etc.
  5. Take part in the Summer of Service.
  6. Hold a baby shower for a mom who chose life for her child
  7. Pray for dads
  8. Participate in the 1st Friday and Saturday devotions
  9. Pray the rosary for an end to abortion
  10. Host a Holy Hour at your parish and offer it for the defense of life