Every year pro-life warriors in SE Pennsylvania look forward to the annual Stand Up for Life Banquet hosted by the Pro-life Union of Greater Philadelphia. It is a chance to socialize with friends, to network with pro-life organizations in our area, to hear from fabulous keynote speakers and to congratulate those who are receiving awards for their commitment to the pro-life movement.
This year’s ‘Stand Up for Life’ banquet was a virtual event because of the restrictions posed by the coronavirus. Pro-Lifers are always being stretched beyond our comfort zone to get out the pro-life message and this year was no exception. Despite the challenges, the Pro-Life Union put on a very professional event.
Keynote speaker for this event was Matt Walsh. Matt as most know is a writer, public speaker and author who tackles tough subjects including opining on the evils of abortion.
The awards were given at the end of the banquet, one to Voices for Life’s very own Mickey Kelly for his faithful commitment to being a public witness outside of the two abortion mills in center city Philadelphia. Mickey has been involved with the pro-life movement since 2008 and has prayed outside of abortion facilities for over a decade. Mickey joined Voices for Life blog in 2017. He credits his involvement with the Knights of Columbus for his commitment to the pro-life movement and he hopes to inspire more men to step up and defend life. Mickey is also the President of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation which helps families in crisis. Tonight Mickey will be interviewed live on Facebook on the show, Journeys in Faith with Anne DeSantis. Show begins at 8:30 pm tonight.
We are Voices for Life are proud of Mickey and grateful for his many posts on our blog. You can view the video of last week’s event below. And if you’re feeling generous this Giving Tuesday, please consider contributing to the Pro-Life Union to help them continue their work in our area. Here is a link to their website.