Diamond and Silk Keynote Address at 2019 40th Anniversary Celebrate Life Banquet

Diamond and Silk, social media stars, were keynote speakers at the PA Pro-Life Federation banquet in Harrisburg, PA. Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, reported on their powerful speech about the sanctity of life of unborn babies.

Cable news commentators Diamond & Silk are known for their humorous take on the issues of the day.

But, before a massive crowd at the Celebrate Life Banquet in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the two sisters told the unvarnished truth about the tragedy of abortion.

“Can you imagine if Mommy had aborted us?” asked one sister to the other. Given the dynamic duo’s widespread popularity, it is apparent that a world without Diamond & Silk is unthinkable.”

The women, who are African-American, spoke frequently and forcefully about the impact of abortion on the black community. Indeed, African-American women have a disproportionate number of abortions—one of the nation’s most under-reported tragedies.

“Babies’ lives matter, too!” one of the sisters said to the crowd, which came to support the life-saving work of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, an affiliate of National Right to Life.”

Diamond & Silk decried the move by states such as New York to pass radical laws allowing abortions up to the moment of birth and providing no protections for babies who manage to survive abortions. They also lamented California’s decision to provide free abortion pills to college students. The pair posed this poignant point: Why not provide medication for free for people to live, rather than supply lethal drugs to take innocent lives?

The banquet also included a salute to National Right to Life Director of Outreach Ernie Ohlhoff, who received the 2019 PA Pro-Life Lifetime Achievement Award. Ernie was an engineer who became involved in the pro-life movement in the early 1970s in the Poconos. He eventually became the first president of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation when it was established in 1979.

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Warminster Planned Parenthood Cited for Health Violations

Pro-Abortion PA Governor Tom Wolf and Former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards Visit Warminster Planned Parenthood on April 20, 2017

Below are excerpts from a Health Department report from an on-site inspection at Planned Parenthood in Warminster, PA. This is public information. Thanks to a long time pro-life prayer warrior and sidewalk counselor for bringing this report to light.

Initial Comments:
This report is the result of an unannounced onsite survey conducted on August 14, 2019, at Planned Parenthood Keystone – Warminster (PPKey – Warminster). It was determined the facility was not in compliance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Rules and Regulations for Ambulatory Care Facilities, Annex A, Title 28, Part IV, Subparts A and F, Chapters 551-573, November 1999.

Observations:
Based on review of facility documents, medical records (MR) and staff interview (EMP), it was determined the facility failed to meet the minimum Medicare standard 416.47(b) Standard: Form and Content of Record for compliance, that is established by the facility’s accrediting organization by failing to ensure the name of the physician and dosage of medications administered for a paracervical block (regional anesthesia causing a loss of sensation in a region of the body which results from the injection of a local anesthetic on each side of the cervix) was documented for one of six surgical abortion medical records reviewed (MR6); failing to ensure the maximum recommended dose of Lidocaine (an anesthetic) was not exceeded when administered as a paracervical block for one of six surgical abortion medical records reviewed (MR10).

Click here to read full report from PA Department of Health, including plan of corrections and dates required for rectifications.

Chelten Church of Hope Hosting Unplanned Movie Sunday, November 3rd

All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices.

Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.

But one day Abby saw something that changed everything, leading her to join her former enemies at 40 Days For Life and become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.

Join us for this eye-opening film about the abortion industry based on the life-changing true story of Abby Johnson on Sunday, November 3rd. ADMISSION FREE

Chelten Church of Hope
1601 N. Limekiln Pike
Dresher, PA 19025
215.646.5557 / office@chelten.org

Fr. Rutler’s Weekly Column: A Call to Clergy and Leaders to Boldness in Defending the Defenseless

“Americans will also never tire of defending innocent life.President Trump

Fr. George Rutler shared a message that should challenge every member of congress and the clergy to stand up unashamedly for the inherent values of those who believe in speaking the truth written on our hearts and in the Holy Word of God. This call to boldness is one that all who call themselves Christian must embrace, especially the sanctity of life inside and outside the womb.

At the start of October, life in Manhattan recovers from those late September weeks when the opening of the United Nations General Assembly ties up traffic, even blocking many streets, and takes over many hotels and clubs for expensive receptions—some of the costliest, it seems, being those of some of the poorest countries. With so many heads of state in town, battalions of Secret Service agents and bodyguards eye everyone with suspicion.

This year there was one bright spot, although largely ignored by much of the media. Representing the United States, our President gave what was perhaps the most forceful address that any of our Chief Executives have spoken there. Denouncing the United Nations’ scheme to promote abortion, first drafted in 1994 at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, the President said that:

“Americans will also never tire of defending innocent life. We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, right up until the moment of delivery. Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life.”

 Such boldness must have shocked many diplomats present, like those in the 1942 film “I Married an Angel” who were aghast when Jeanette MacDonald, as a blessed angel, tells them the truth, upsetting their cocktail party. Our nation has never had an angel for president, and its Constitution in fact prevents that. But Abraham Lincoln invoked “the better angels of our nature” and confounded those who had dismissed him as an untutored vulgarian with ambiguous views on abolition. The first Christians in Jerusalem were suspicious of Paul’s conversion, and theologians like Tertullian and Justin, some years before Constantine, thought it impossible that any emperor would ever defend Christianity.

Ironically, there are highly placed prelates who have shied away from mentioning these matters in secular forums, hoping that subtlety might be more persuasive. Such naiveté, as in the instance of the Holy See’s diplomats cajoling Communist China by compromise, accomplishes little. In his United Nations speech, the President said: “The world fully expects that the Chinese government will honor its binding treaty, made with the British and registered with the United Nations, in which China commits to protect Hong Kong’s freedom, legal system, and democratic ways of life.” The Holy See has not commented on the popular demonstrations in Hong Kong, which may explain why the youths there struggling for freedom, and inspired by the heroic Cardinal Zen, are waving the Stars and Stripes and not the Vatican flag. 

“For he that shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation: the Son of man also will be ashamed of him, when he shall come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels” (Mark 8:38; Luke 9:26).

Fr. George W. Rutler is pastor of  the Church of St. Michael in New York City.

Say So March in Philadelphia October 13, 2019!

“The most dangerous place for an African American to be is in the womb of their African American mother.” Rev. Clenard H. Childress, Jr.

Every year a large number of African-American unborn babies lose their lives by the evil act of abortion. Below is information about an important annual event that brings awareness to this tragedy that is sponsored by Black Genocide. Please consider joining the Say So March on Sunday, October 13th in Philadelphia. See details below.

If you love the babies, “Say so!” is the chant of the annual March to highlight the way abortion targets and destroys a disproportionate number of pre-born African American babies in America and Pennsylvania. 

It is a Black Genocide! To join in this public pro-life witness s through the streets of Philadelphia, see details below:”

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 1:30 PM
Greater Exodus Baptist Church
704 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 

Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress, Jr. is the founder of BlackGenocide.org – a movement designed to reach the Afro-American community with the truth about abortion. He can be reached via email at revchildressjr@aol.com

For more information about the Black Genocide Donate For This Event at www.Blackgenocide.org

In His Service,

Thank You In Advance,
Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr.

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Urge your PA State Leadership and State Senator to Pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act

We need your help to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act

Below is an article from Sue Swayze Liebel, State Director of the Susan B. Anthony List. She is urging us to take action and to pass on the following information.

Right now, you have a chance to put Pennsylvania on the map as a state that proudly protects the right to life of unborn babies with Down syndrome. In Pennsylvania, prenatal testing for Down syndrome is on the rise and the majority of babies given the diagnosis are aborted.

Your elected officials have a choice: accept the targeting of children with Down syndrome for or celebrate their lives from the moment of their diagnosis. That’s why I’m calling on you to take two important pro-life actions right now:

1Call your State Senator at their Harrisburg office and encourage them to do all they can to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act this year. For a phone number for your State Senator, click here. For more on the legislation: pafamily.org/protect

2. Recruit others to do the same.
Share this action alert pafamily.org/protect or stories that convey the importance of passing this into law:
A Life Worth Living” photo series and videos: Senator Scott Martin , Lead sponsor, Down Syndrome Protection Act, Senator Joe Scarnati and Disability Rights Champion, Karen Gaffney

Can I just tell you how thankful I am for our friends at the PA Family Council who have been advocating for years now, on behalf of children with Down syndrome by fighting for the passage of the Down Syndrome Protection Act.

There’s just seven session days left this year for the PA Senate to pass the bill before heading into 2020. The time for you to act is NOW.

Below I’ve included even more action items for you, once you’ve done the first two above.

Here’s a list of Harrisburg office phone numbers for senators in leadership roles that can influence a vote taking place:
Majority Leader Jake Corman: (717) 787-1377
• President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati: (717) 787-7084
• Majority Whip Senator John Gordner: (717) 787-8928
• Senate HHS Committee Chair Senator Michele Brooks:
(717) 787-1322

Another simple (but effective) action you can take is to use social media to call on legislators to bring the bill up for a vote this month. Feel free to retweet/share these social media posts, or create your own:
Majority Leader Jake Corman
President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati
Majority Whip Senator John Gordner
Senate HHS Committee Chair Senator Michele Brooks

Thank you for speaking UP and being a voice for the voiceless!
For Life,
Sue Swayze Liebel
State Director, Susan B. Anthony List

Pennsylvania Program Has Saved 310,000 Babies From Abortion Over 25 Years

The following article published in Life News is about a pro-life organization. Real Alternatives helps women choose life for their babies. Their counseling and services not only save the life of the baby, but also save their mom from a lifetime of grief and regret.

When you visit the Real Alternatives headquars outside of Harrisburg, you’re not going to find case-workers and pregnant women looking for help. But the work that is done here makes it possible for those two groups of people to meet each other and have that potentially life-saving assistance provided.

“When we talk about providing support, we’re talking about the Catholic Charities throughout the state providing support,” said Kevin Bagatta, the President of Real Alternatives. “We’re talking about pregnancy centers providing support and we’re talking about maternity homes providing support.”

There about 90 Real Alternatives-affiliated pregnancy centers providing support throughout Pennsylvania, using about 370 counselors. They’re about giving pregnant women a choice too. They are dedicated to provide support to encourage childbirth so the client need not feel she needs to choose abortion.

What Real Alternatives does is provide government resources to all of those centers. That has made a huge difference in pregnancy services in the some 24 years that Real Alternatives has been in existence. In that amount of time, almost 310,000 women have been helped. That doesn’t include the babies, just the moms!

Many times the young, pregnant woman is alone and is being pressured to have an abortion. Bagatta says the counselors will help her realize she does not have to abort her baby because of her situation. And that she is not by herself.

“After the pregnancy, especially with young people, that unplanned pregnancy, or unexpected pregnancy can become a crisis parenting situation,” Bagatta said. “We’ll be there with them for that time to make sure they are ready and are providing good parenting and good nurturing and are being taken care of during that first year of life.”

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has offered the nation, in these turbulent times we live, a clearly different policy choice on helping women in unexpected pregnancies. It funds a program that provides love and life-affirming support to the women and then to her baby. This program lowers abortion by supporting the pregnant woman through her crisis. Shouldn’t every state have such a program?

For the rest of the story, see
https://www.pacatholic.org/real-alternatives-coming-up-on-25-years-of-work-and-310000-women-helped/

34-Week-Old Aborted Baby Cries and “Comes Back to Life” as Stunned Parents Were Saying Goodbye

Life News Note: File Photo

Below is an article authored by Micaiah Bilger of Life News. It’s such a tragedy that so many babies are at risk of being aborted because of a diagnosis in their mother’s wombs.

The parents of a baby girl who survived an abortion sued a Beijing, China hospital recently because their baby did not die.

The baby, who was a full 34-weeks gestation during the abortion, reportedly “came back to life” and began crying after she was removed from her mother’s womb, according to the Daily Star.

Now, her mother, identified only as Hu from Beijing, China, wants the hospital to pay for its mistake.

Abortions are legal for any reason up to birth in China.

In this case, the baby’s parents said they decided to have a late-term abortion after their daughter was diagnosed with a rare brain deformity called Joubert Syndrome about 26 weeks into the pregnancy. The parents said they sought a second opinion at several hospitals, but each doctor confirmed that their baby had the rare disorder.

According to the report, Hu had doctors at Peking University People’s Hospital abort her baby when she was nearly full term. The report states the doctors injected a poisonous drug called ethacridine lactate into the womb to abort the baby girl. Before removing her body, Hu said doctors checked and confirmed that the baby did not have a heartbeat.

Here’s more:

They then told Hu the medical procedure was successful.

After the procedure, Hu told doctors she wanted to say goodbye to the remains of her aborted child about 20 minutes after the operation, but was stunned when the seemingly girl cried out loud at the ceremony.

Eventually, Hu said they took their baby home alive. It is not clear if the baby girl still is alive.

In 2017, the family sued the hospital for 1.22 million yuan ($172,000) to pay for their daughter’s medical care. They lost the initial case, but the family appealed, the report continues.

The troubling case is similar to so-called “wrongful birth” lawsuits in the United States and other countries. In these cases, parents argue that they would have aborted their disabled baby if their doctor had not been negligent in diagnosing the child’s health problems or counseling them on their options before the child’s birth.

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Judge Won’t Dismiss Case, May Punish David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood Baby Part Sales

“This sham case was launched by dirty political dealings between Planned Parenthood and Kamala Harris and must be thrown out, so the justice system can finally focus on the real criminals who sold baby body parts.”

Below is the Life News report of the ongoing saga of journalist David Daleidin’s trial for the ‘crime’ of uncovering Planned Parenthood’s selling for profit, post-aborted baby body parts. Planned Parenthood’s real crime of profiting from their unspeakable actions is brushed aside by the California prosecutors.

Daleiden could be sent to jail for the so-called “crime” of exposing Planned Parenthood’s allegedly illegal sales of aborted baby body parts and alleged murder of born-alive infants. He and fellow Center for Medical Progress investigator Sandra Merritt face multiple felony charges for invasion of privacy in California.

The pro-abortion news outlet Rewire reports federal Judge Christopher Hite accused Daleiden of “criminal activity” Tuesday when he refused to dismiss a 2016 search warrant for Daleiden’s apartment issued by then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Defense lawyers argued that the search warrant was politically motivated, and Harris worked closely with Planned Parenthood officials to prosecute Daleiden after he exposed their horrific abortion practices. Harris, now a Democratic presidential candidate, also accepted huge campaign donations from the abortion chain.

But Hite refused to dismiss the warrant, writing: “Even assuming Daleiden was a journalist at the time of the recordings his actions would not be protected by the California Shield Law or the Federal Privacy Protection Act under the circumstances alleged in the search warrant. While this newfound freedom of information and speech brings about different perspectives and discussions, it does not give either the media or a citizen journalist free reign to violate criminal laws applicable to the general public.”

Though Hite did not issue a final ruling on whether the case should proceed to trial, Rewire predicted that a full trial appears likely.

The Center for Medical Progress said testimony from the preliminary hearing demonstrates that Planned Parenthood, not Daleiden and Merritt, is the one that should be prosecuted.

“There was never any legal reason to prosecute CMP investigators for recording public conversations,” the group said in a statement Wednesday. “This sham case was launched by dirty political dealings between Planned Parenthood and Kamala Harris and must be thrown out, so the justice system can finally focus on the real criminals who sold baby body parts.”

“The threat of this prosecution is in the threat of finding that undercover investigations and recording in place where people could generally overhear your conversation, or in blurring the line so much that journalists or investigators won’t ever record because the threat of prosecution could wax and wane from second to second,” Matthew Strugar, a First Amendment attorney in Los Angeles told the news outlet.

Even Rewire, which reports from a pro-abortion perspective, acknowledged that Daleiden’s prosecution could have serious “repercussions” for all undercover journalists.

No other journalists have been prosecuted for similar undercover investigations under California law, Daleiden’s and Merritt’s defense lawyers contend.

The preliminary hearing began two weeks ago with a witness for the abortion industry admitting that the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) videos were “not altered.” Then, a biotech company CEO who worked with Planned Parenthood could not deny that they harvested aborted babies’ hearts while they were still beating. The hearing will determine whether the case should go to a full jury trial.

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Mourning the Loss of Over 60 Million Babies to Abortion

Pro-lifers gathered last Saturday at memorial sites for the National Day of Remembrance. In 1989, after my first visit to an abortion site, I was devastated by the thought of babies being ripped from their mother’s womb. With deep sadness over the loss of so many precious little lives, the following verses came pouring out on paper.

Who Will Mourn
Who will mourn for the helpless unborn
as the slaughter of the innocent daily goes on
?
Who will mourn with the mother deceived
by the lies of the enemy and in silence must grieve
?
Who will mourn with the father denied
the kiss and caress of his toddling child
?
Who will pray for the soul which is lost
who kill the innocent and not count the cost?
Who will mourn with Our Savior above
as they kill and destroy His Gift of Love
?
Who will mourn for the helpless unborn
if not the children of God…..then who