Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Sponsors Mother’s Day Rose Sale that Funds Seven Area Pregnancy Care Centers

The following message is from Sandy Slater, president of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition, PA.

Already it is time to think about Mother’s Day and the Rose sale.  Because of the interruption that we had from March of 2020 and ongoing, the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition that supports  7 area pregnancy care centers is falling short of funds.  To date we have been able to send $2,400 to them each month.  They are A Baby’s Breath, Warminster; Blessed Margaret Home, Bensalem; Legacy of Life, Bristol, Crossroads Pregnancy Care, Quakertown; Guiding Star, Philadelphia; Our Lady’s House, Jenkintown; Moms House, Downingtown. In the near future we hope to add possibly 1 more pregnancy care center.  

Donations are down due to the pandemic, but Moms in crisis still need help for their unborn as the Coalition has tried to do.  This message is being sent to the members of the coalition in the event that you do not have a Respect Life group in your Church but could speak to your pastor about the fund raiser, you do have a Respect Life group and the members would like to make a personal donation, as an individual you have not participated in the annual Rose sale before, or that you may have a Moms group that would like to do something to help other moms that are in need through the pregnancy care centers.  

Your help in any way is greatly appreciated. 

Checks may also be mailed to Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition, PO Box 7068, Penndel, PA 19047. Please see message below to Respect Life/Pro-Life Church Contacts from Christina Doherty.

Thank you and may God bless you.  

Sandy Slater
President
Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition

To Respect Life/Pro-Life Church Contacts:
If you are planning to sell live and/or wood roses, please contact me to order.

Christina Doherty
Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition
PO Box 7068
Penndel PA 19047
Telephone: 267-689-8399

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FDA Suspends In-Person Requirement for Mifepristone Abortions: Decision Puts Women at Risk

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Convincing the FDA to discard necessary safety precautions is part of the abortion industry’s long-term campaign to have women take the drug at home.

Below is a press release from the National Right to Life.

WASHINGTON — In a letter dated April 12th, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Janet Woodcock, M.D., announced that the FDA would not enforce in-person dispensing requirements for the abortion drug mifepristone during the remainder of the pandemic.

Convincing the FDA to discard necessary safety precautions is part of the abortion industry’s long-term campaign to have women take the drug at home.

“Suspending this basic requirement places the lives of an untold number of women at risk,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Telemedicine abortions and abortions by mail fit in with the plans of abortion groups to have women essentially self-abort at home. Sadly, women and their unborn babies will be the ones to suffer.”

In September 2000, the FDA approved the abortion drug mifepristone (“RU-486”) for use in the U.S. When the drug was first approved, the FDA placed restrictions on the use of the drug. The FDA felt mifepristone was one of those “medications with serious safety concerns” that required special safety regulation “to help ensure the benefits of the medication outweigh its risks.”

But, in 2016, the FDA loosened some protocols required in the prescribing of mifepristone by lifting the requirement that the drug be used no later than 7 weeks of pregnancy and expanded the time frame to allow use up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. The FDA also lowered the required dosage, expanded the types of prescribers, and reduced the number of office visits required.

Experimenting with telemedicine abortions began in Iowa in 2008. In 2016, an abortion group launched a multi-state “study” where women could have a video consult and then have the drugs shipped by overnight mail.

“Abortion groups now argue that, during the pandemic, it is ‘safer’ not to evaluate and monitor a woman taking abortion drugs than to have her come to the office. An office visit would confirm that she is not too far along for the pills to work or that she does not have an ectopic pregnancy, which these pills do not treat and can prove deadly to a woman if it goes undetected,” said Tobias.

Tobias continued, “These changes place women at greater risk because they may not be able to distinguish the signs of an incomplete abortion, a ruptured ectopic pregnancy, or a deadly infection from the ordinary pain and bleeding of completed chemical abortion. None of these changes make this process safer for the woman. What these changes do is make the process easier and cheaper for the abortion industry.”

Several state attorneys general, led by then-California AG (and now HHS Secretary) Xavier Becerra, signed a letter in March of 2020 petitioning the FDA to relax the regulations on mifepristone.

Click here for National Right to Life press release

Canadian Father Jailed after Publicly Objecting to Minor Daughter Taking Testosterone

“There’s a child — and not only mine — but in my case, my child out there having her life ruined,” he said

The transgender pride (L), pride (C) and Canada 150 pride flags fly following a flag-raising ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 14, 2017. | REUTERS/Chris Wattie

By Brandon Showalter, Christian Post Reporter

A father who has long objected to his minor daughter taking testosterone as part of an experimental gender transition has been jailed in British Columbia for contempt of court. 

Robert Hoogland was arrested Tuesday after a warrant was issued by a judge earlier this month for telling the public his name and showing his face, according to sources close to the situation. He will reportedly remain in police custody pending a decision on his release to be made at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver.

Sources told The Christian Post this week that at the Friday hearing, Hoogland’s attorney will ask that the arrest warrant be voided and that he be released on the basis that the detention is unlawful. 

Hoogland has been outspoken in his opposition to what is now known as “gender-affirming” medical care in hopes of preventing his daughter from undergoing irreversible harm. Hoogland’s ex-wife, who is supported by the Canadian medical and legal system, is proceeding with their child’s transitioning against his wishes. 

The father discovered that his daughter’s school had been showing gender identity education materials called SOGI 123, The Post Millennial reported Tuesday.

His daughter had several complex problems, but they were all attributed to gender dysphoria. When his daughter was in seventh grade, her yearbook showed her being referred to by a different name as the school counselor changed her name without informing her parents.

The school decided to do so on its own after having received input from psychologist Wallace Wong, a known gender ideologue, according to The Post Millenial. 

Wong reportedly advised Hoogland’s daughter to take testosterone and referred her to an endocrinology unit at a nearby hospital. When Hoogland contested the matter in court, the judge at the time held that his consent was not relevant and that if he did not affirm her as a male, he would be implicated in the criminal offense of “family violence.”

“I had a perfectly healthy child a year ago, and that perfectly healthy child has been altered and destroyed for absolutely no good reason,” Hoogland told The Federalist in a gag order-breaking interview from February 2020, referring to it as “state-sponsored child abuse.”

“She can never go back to being a girl in the healthy body that she should have had. She’s going to forever have a lower voice. She’ll forever have to shave because of facial hair. She won’t be able to have children…”

Hoogland stated that sometimes he wants to “scream so that other parents and people will… jump in, understand what’s going on.”

“There’s a child — and not only mine — but in my case, my child out there having her life ruined,” he said. 

Christian Post continues here

WACO ACTION ALERT: PLW Director Pleads for an Escalation of Pro-Life Outreach with Return of Abortion in Waco

Pro-Life Waco is committed to ending abortion, its damaging effects among women, and promoting chastity.  

Pro Life Waco Outreach for the Gospel of Life

Voices for Life received a request for prayer and the following information from John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco. Included is a schedule of their upcoming prayerful gatherings.

This is John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco.

I ask for your fervent prayers for the dozens of moms with babies in the womb scheduled to be aborted this week in Waco. Let us pray for Divine guidance and human intervention to bring wisdom and courage to moms and dads to turn to life and love for their children. Let us pray for the effectiveness of sidewalk counselors who engage abortion-minded moms on these days. Your prayerful presence in the public right away of Planned Parenthood this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will show solidarity with lives in peril.  Waco and its neighbors carry the cross of being one of the eight abortion cities in the State of Texas.

Second Sunday Gathering was a call to greater witness to our neighbors.

In the Second Sunday program and in this message, PLW Director John Pisciotta presents five initiatives to break out this year into stronger support for babies in the womb and their moms.

#1. The featured speaker for the September 18, 2021 National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children will be the Rev. Clenard Childress who leads New Calvary Baptist Church and his community in public square outreach in Montclair, New Jersey.  The event will be held next to 3000 crosses at Rachel’s Park Memorial on  19th Street. Here is Pastor Childress’ 12 minute speech last January at the Walk for Life West Coast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgQVtD4N-mI

#2. John Pisciotta pleaded for a dramatic increase in participation in the Rise Up in Waco outreach outside the fence of Planned Parenthood along HWY 6. The next monthly Rise Up in Waco outreach will be from 8 to 10 AM on April 20.  We can make a powerful proclamation to morning commuter traffic. The strongest sign for life is your personal witness.

#3. On June 3 (and the 3rd of the month thereafter) we will fly the American flag (half mast, if possible) at our homes and businesses and churches.  The 3rd of the month is chosen because the shedding of innocent blood returned to Waco on March 3.  With this public square outreach, we will honor the precious little ones lost to abortion and display our concern for babies and moms threatened by Planned Parenthood in Waco.

#4. On April 23rd, Bank of America outreach returns to Waco at the very busy corner of Valley Mills Drive and Waco Drive from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  With its financial support of Planned Parenthood, BOA is one business enablers of abortion.  What will we accomplish by holding up signs to thousands and engage dozens in conversation?  David will challenge the Goliath of Bank of America.  And, we will communicate to the Waco business community that entanglement with Planned Parenthood is bad business. Thirdly, we will give affirmation and invitation to the vast majority of abortion opponents passing by. In the next newsletter, you will read a touching story of a thankful young mom during our first outreach at Bank of America in September of 2015.

#5. An appeal was made for a leadership team to deliver special event to honor the victims of abortion on Good Friday 2022, as happens in several other cities nationwide.  On this day, Planned Parenthood may again abort babies in the womb.  Planned parenthood will be there on Good Friday 2022.  Will we be there?

Those attending the Second Sunday Gathering were challenged to be a part of one public square outreach event each month if they had been participating in none.  Those already active each month were asked to add one or two to their already dedicated outreach.

NOTE. You can always find the schedule of the current month’s outreach events at the home page of www.prolifewaco.com Over pass outreach is happening this Thursday.  Sidewalk Counseling Training is this Saturday. Click on the link and get the details.

Outrageous! Unconscionable! Unthinkable! Reactions to Special PA Hearing on Abortion

Among the disturbing developments: Evidence the PA Department of Health is not doing enough to ensure that cases of sexual abuse of minor girls who undergo abortions are reported to the state’s child abuse hotline.

The PA House Health Committee held a five hour hearing on fetal development and abortion. The Harrisburg hearing was held on April 8, 2021 and chaired by State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren). Three pro-life doctors provided expert testimony. One of the doctors who testified was Dr. Monique Ruberu, a obstetrician/gynecologist. She is an author, pro-life activist and heads up 40 Days for Life campaigns at Philadelphia abortion sites.

Outrageous. Unconscionable. Unthinkable.

These are just some of the reactions to revelations from last week’s special hearing on abortion before the Health Committee of the PA House of Representatives.

Among the disturbing developments: Evidence the PA Department of Health is not doing enough to ensure that cases of sexual abuse of minor girls who undergo abortions are reported to the state’s child abuse hotline.

Action Item: Please contact your state Representative and tell him or her that you want the Department of Health to be held accountable when it comes to regulation of abortion facilities and the reporting of the sexual abuse of children.

If you do not know who your state representative is, or you need contact information, please visit https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/#address .

If you missed the hearing and would like to view it online, go to http://pahousegop.com/Video/Health  and click on the April 8th video.

Please be advised: the entire hearing is about five hours long and covers a range of issues including abortion statistics, the development of the preborn child, and telemedicine abortions.

Sincerely for LIFE,

Maria V. Gallagher

Legislative Director

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

www.paprolife.org

717-541-003

‘I Would Have Been Dismembered… Thrown Into a Trash Can’ Says Black Woman Whose Mother Paid for Abortion

“My mother faced intense pressure to abort, leading her to schedule an abortion at Mt. Sinai hospital in Hartford.”

YouTube screenshot of Christina Bennett, who barely escaped getting dismembered in abortion

Below is a report by Tyler O’Neill published by PJ Media on December 8, 2020. He covered a congressional hearing on the Hyde Amendment.

On Tuesday, Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee held a hearing condemning the Hyde Amendment, a federal policy that protects taxpayers from funding the intentional killing of babies in the womb. Democrats argued that the policy is racist but a black mother gave a powerful testimony in favor of the Hyde Amendment, telling her personal story about having almost gotten aborted herself.

“I was born in 1981, a year after the Supreme Court reaffirmed the Hyde Amendment,” Christina Bennett, communications director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, testified. “My mother faced intense pressure to abort, leading her to schedule an abortion at Mt. Sinai hospital in Hartford.”

Yet “the kind words of an elderly black janitor” convinced Bennett’s mother to keep her. “Before she left, the doctor pressured her to go through with the abortion, reminding her that she’d already paid for it. When she insisted on keeping me, he yelled, ‘Don’t leave this room.’”

“My mother wanted me even though she paid for an abortion,” Bennett explained. “My mother represents women who’ve been coerced into abortion.”

Bennett testified that she has helped “hundreds of women” who faced similar coercion. Later in the hearing, she explained exactly how a doctor would have snuffed out her life.

“If I was aborted in Hartford, I would have been dismembered, my body would have been thrown into a trash can, and that would have been the reality of what happened,” Bennett said.

“We can never deny the fact that abortion is the intentional taking of a human life and taxpayers who are morally opposed to this — whether it’s for religious reasons or secular reasons — should not be forced to have to fund this, especially for those of us in the black community who view abortion and what has happened to our community as an act of genocide,” she argued.

Indeed, Louisiana State Rep. Katrina Jackson (D) called abortion “modern-day genocide for African-Americans.”

“More African American babies are killed in the womb each year than by any other cause,” she told PJ Media. “There’s no other way to look at it. At the close of 2019, more African American babies will die at the hands of abortionists than any other disease, sickness, or violence combined. How do you not define it to be genocide?”

PJ Media article continues here

Good Friday Observance at Warminster Planned Parenthood

Over 100 Christians braved near freezing temperatures as they gathered at Warminster Planned Parenthood. They came to prayerfully observe the death of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

There was a reading from the Gospel of John. Pastor George Xenophontos shared a message about Christ’s suffering and death on the cross. A scripture reading of each of the 14 stations of the cross was interspersed with the hymn, “Were You There”. The Good Friday observance ended with a prayer to end abortion.

Prayer to End Abortion

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is thankful to all who who attended this Good Friday observance. The BCPLC asks for continued prayers to end abortion in our nation.

14th Station of the Cross: Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb

“As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.” Matthew 27:57-60

Reflection: The innocent Lamb of God suffered an excruciating death. His mother and those who laid His body in the tomb were deep in sorrow. In three days, their mourning would turn into joy. Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross paid the price for our sins. By His resurrection, we receive the hope of eternal life in heaven.

Prayer: Heavenly Father we praise and thank your for sending your Son to redeem us from the curse of sin and death. Jesus, we praise and thank you that you willingly gave your life as a ransom for many, even those not yet born. We pray for mothers contemplating abortion that they would choose life for their baby and eternal life in You. Amen

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”2 Corinthians 5:21

Please Join Us in Solemnly Observing Good Friday

Good Friday, April 2, 2021

Services at Planned Parenthood

610 Louis Drive, Warminster, PA 18974

9:30 AM Prayerful Procession begins at

Nativity of Our Lord Church

605 W. Street Road, Warminster, PA

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and by His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 
John 3:16-17

These 23 Christian Colleges are Working with Planned Parenthood

Some schools, upon being made aware of Planned Parenthood’s presence via a formal letter from us, removed them promptly.

Mary Briganti, Director of Programs for Students for Life published a list of 23 Christian Colleges with ties to Planned Parenthood.

Just recently, Planned Parenthood released their latest annual report. The Abortion Goliath self-reported committing 354,871 abortions last year – which is 9,199 more babies they killed than previous year. Meanwhile, their adoption referrals plummeted by over 37% to just 2,667. That means for every one adoption referral, Planned Parenthood commits 133 abortions.

And that’s only counting the numbers on the report they published. We don’t really trust folks who prey on young women and end the lives of innocent preborn babies to give us the truth.

Given this most up-to-date information, Planned Parenthood’s efforts to buddy up to Christian colleges and universities is especially problematic. It should be a given that Christian schools keep away from America’s biggest abortion vendor. But it’s not the case.

At least 23 Christian colleges have developed friendly relationships with Planned Parenthood, with some even endorsing them as “a trusted resource.” But we know the truth. Planned Parenthood’s goal is to ensure Christian, college-age young adults do not bat an eyelash at (or worse, encourage) abortions.

Christian Colleges with Planned Parenthood Ties

  1. American University (D.C.), Methodist
  2. Augsburg University (MN), Lutheran
  3. Augustana College (IL), Lutheran
  4. California Lutheran University (CA), Lutheran
  5. Drury University (MO), United Church of Christ
  6. Eckerd College (FL), Presbyterian Church (USA)
  7. Emory University (GA), Methodist Episcopal
  8. Fordham University (NY), Catholic
  9. Luther College (IA), Lutheran
  10. Macalester College (MN), Presbyterian Church (USA)
  11. McKendree University (IL), United Methodist
  12. New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NJ)
  13. Ohio Wesleyan (OH), United Methodist
  14. Oklahoma City University (OK), United Methodist
  15. Paine College (GA), Methodist
  16. Roanoke College (VA), Lutheran
  17. Saint Joseph’s University (PA), Catholic
  18. Saint Norbert College (WI), Catholic
  19. Southwestern University (TX), United Methodist
  20. Trinity Washington University (D.C.), Catholic
  21. University of Indianapolis (IN), United Methodist
  22. University of Lynchburg (VA), Disciples of Christ
  23. West Virginia Wesleyan (WV), United Methodist

CLICK HERE to see our map of Christian schools that support abortion. 

 Students for Life continues