Bank of America Outreach Returns to Waco

Pro-Life Waco is resuming their monthly Bank of America Outreach this Friday, April 23rd. For those who don’t know, Bank of America is a staunch supporter of Planned Parenthood. We encourage everyone to join in this protest.  If you are not able to physically attend or live in other areas in the country, a link is provided below with information on how you can participate. 

 

Bank of America

 

This is the return of monthly Bank of America outreach that occurred in Waco during 2015-16. We return to the sidewalks to send shock waves through the BOA branch on Valley Mills Dr on Friday, April 23.

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WHY BANK OF AMERICA? 1. BOA is a leading national Planned Parenthood supporter/enabler. 2. The Central Texas business community should know that supporting Planned Parenthood is very BAD BUSINESS. 3. We will affirms and invite our pro-life neighbors while challenging those who support abortion. We can change the business and personal culture of Central Texas!


WHERE TO PARK: Emerson Drive would be good. This street runs between Uncle Dan’s BBQ and Harold Waite Restaurant.


For questions, including how to start BOA outreach in your hometown, contact John Pisciotta (254-644-0407 or prolifewaco@gmail.com).


Find out more about this outreach movement at using this link.  

Celebrating Two Years at Suburban Community Hospital

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia will be celebrating their second anniversary at Suburban Community Hospital this month.  Below is information from their newsletter detailing how they began. Congratulations to the Gianna Center and to all those involved in the founding of this center. 

Gianna Center

Few people know that the Gianna Center’s humble beginnings were at the internal medicine practice of Dr. Max Mercado in Northeast Philadelphia. Dr. Mercado, graciously invited Dr. Delia Larrauri and nurse practitioner Barbara Rose to begin their practice in his office located in the Medical Office Building of Jeanes Hospital.

In April of 2019, the Gianna Center moved to its present location: the Suburban Community Hospital in East Norriton. There was an open house celebration and blessing by Bishop McIntyre on its first day.  Fr. Joseph Lo Jacono, IVE, the Gianna Center chaplain, placed markings in chalk above our door which says in Latin, Saint Gianna pray for us!

Suburban Hospital is ideal for a number of reasons. First, Dr. Larrauri is able to do minor surgery and procedures there and interact with the medical staff and students in the residency program. This helps to bring more visibility to NaProTechnology and the Creighton Model.  Second, the hospital is close to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 476 – major routes traversing the suburban area. A third reason that the Suburban Hospital is ideal is the fact that it is in close proximity to a large Hispanic community. Since Dr. Larrauri speaks Spanish fluently, the women from this community benefit greatly. Last, and certainly not least, the Gianna Center is not far from Planned Parenthood in Norristown, and is able to offer a life-affirming approach to women’s health and fertility thus becoming a medical resource for many of the Philadelphia area pregnancy centers.

The Gianna Center staff and volunteers pray daily for your safety and for an end to this pandemic. Remember, St. Gianna’s feast day is April 28. St. Gianna Beretta Molla, ora pro nobis!

Please Join New Jersey Right to Life Saturday, April 17th in Woodbridge, NJ to Protest the Reproductive Freedom Act

New Jersey’s Reproductive Freedom Act is nothing more than Gov Murphy rewarding Planned Parenthood for their political support.  Everyone from New Jersey is encouraged to to attend the peaceful protest this Saturday.  Details are listed below.  If you are not able to attend, please use the link provided to send a message to your Senator and Assembly member. 

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Please join us this Saturday in Woodbridge, NJ for a peaceful demonstration against the NJ Freedom to Kill Act (S3030/A4840) a.k.a. The Reproductive Freedom Act.

The demonstration will take place outside Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senator Joseph Vitale’s legislative offices.  As Speaker, Assemblyman Coughlin has the ability to decide whether this legislation gets scheduled for a hearing and whether it will get scheduled for a vote by the full Assembly.  Senator Vitale is Chairman of the Senate Health Committee which is the Committee that S3030/A4848 was referred to.   

This legislation has not been scheduled for a hearing or vote at this time, but we must continue our efforts to educate the public and our legislators to ensure that S3030/A4848 does not gain any traction.

The details for the demonstration are below.  I hope to see you there!

Date:  Saturday, April 17, 2021 

Time:  10 a.m. to 12 noon

Location:  Legislative Office of Senator Joseph Vitale and Assemblyman Craig Coughlin, 569 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ

Some signs will be provided. Feel free to bring your own signs as well.  

Take Action to oppose S3030/A4848 and be informed about this bill  by clicking here. 

Your Help Needed to Stop Infanticide

According to Wikipedia, Infanticide (or infant homicide) is the intentional killing of infants. Now universally illegal, infanticide was a widespread practice throughout human history that was mainly used to dispose of unwanted children.”  

It may be illegal now, but if the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 619) is not passed, we may be looking at the resurgence of this evil practice.  Please see information from Human Life Action below and send a message to your US. Representative now!

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The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 619) has again been introduced in Congress to protect babies from infanticide.

But efforts to bring the bill to a vote in the House are being blocked. Your action is needed to urge your Representative to sign a discharge petition that would allow this vote to occur. 

Some states have passed laws to expand abortion and to repeal laws providing specific protections for babies born alive after surviving an attempted abortion. The Born-Alive Act would provide these specific protections nationwide to help prevent newborns from being killed or left alone to die. 

We must continue to push Congress to pass the Born-Alive Act, so babies born alive following an abortion attempt are treated the same as any other newborn baby.

 PLEASE TAKE ACTION HERE!

Pennsylvania Action: Get the Word out on Ballot Questions

We are halfway through April and it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming Pennsylvania Primary Election. There are three ballot questions with which everyone needs familiarize themselves before casting your vote.  Below is information provided by Ted Meehan, long-time pro-life warrior,  about these questions and why we need to vote Yes.  This is a pro-life issue inasmuch as Gov Wolf is extremely pro-death placing no value on life whether it is in the womb or the elderly who he put at risk in placing COVID patients in nursing homes.

We need to reign in this out-of-control, pro-death governor, and take away his power grab.  And we can do that by voting YES to these ballot questions on May 18th!

 

PA Ballot Questions 

In the May Primary, there will be 3 Amendments on the ballot to Pennsylvania’s Constitution. We urge a “Yes” vote for all three. 

Two of these deal with the ongoing power grab by Governor Wolf, who asked for and was given special emergency powers as the Covid virus arrived. He doesn’t want to give these powers up! And he has been using them to circumvent the checks and balances of the Legislature. Common sense would indicate that the Legislature, who gave him the special emergency powers, should be able to withdraw them once the emergency has passed. But when they passed their resolution to rescind the emergency declaration, Wolf vetoed it! Only by passing these amendments can we restore Constitutional government to Pennsylvania. So VOTE “YES”! Tell your friends to do the same! 

When voters head to the polls on May 18, they will have the final say on three potential amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution. The way the Wolf Administration worded two of these questions has been roundly criticized as confusing and prejudicial, so it is critical for voters to understand what the questions really mean before casting their votes.

Question 1 asks whether the General Assembly should be allowed to terminate an emergency declaration if a governor continues to wield emergency powers long after the disaster has passed. A YES vote means the General Assembly could serve as a check on the governor’s power during an emergency to protect the rights of Pennsylvanians.

Question 2 asks whether future emergency declarations should be limited to 21 days unless extended by the General Assembly. A YES vote means the governor would be prohibited from maintaining unilateral control for an indefinite period of time during an emergency.

Question 3 asks whether new protections should be added for Pennsylvanians based on race or ethnicity. A YES vote means the rights of all state residents would be protected – regardless of an individual’s race or ethnicity – and the new protections at the state level would match those provided by the U.S. Constitution.

I encourage you to share this information with your family, friends and neighbors so everyone understands what a YES vote means for these critical ballot questions in May.

We Have Hope, We Have Healing, We Have Love

We encourage you to view the 12 minute video below of Alison Centofante, Director of External Affairs for Live Action.  Video was provided by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia from the 2021 Philadelphia March for Life on January 23rd.  

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Do you want to know the beautiful thing about being Pro-Life?

We are fighting for the team that has “science, medicine, embryology, logic, and truth,” on our side.

Alison Centofante, Director of External Affairs for Live Action, empowered all of us at the Philadelphia March For Life by reminding us of the strength of the Pro-Life Movement.

We are blessed as Pro-Lifers to have organizations like Live Action working every day to give us the information we need to be educated warriors for life.

Alison’s unique path to the Pro-Life movement, rooted in Philadelphia, and so much more beautiful encouragement can be found by listening to Alison’s Speech at the Philadelphia March For Life.

Happy Resurrection Day from Voices for Life

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All of us at Voices for Life wish everyone a very blessed Easter. We would also like to thank you for your continued support for our ministry.

Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues through the many postings on our blog and other social media sites.

We cover issues from conception until natural death, as well as family life issues. 

We are a Christian publication which puts Christ at the forefront of our battle against the source of all the evils in our society. 

We strive to bring you the most insightful information about the abortion issue, articles and links to the many Crisis Pregnancy Centers and Homes, as well as articles on adoption and natural family planning.

We are a voice for the unborn, the handicapped, the elderly, the disabled, family values and for all God’s children whose lives are in peril.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter,  Pinterest,  Parler, and GAB.  Help spread the word by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Albert Einstein

Pro-Life Stations of the Cross – Closing Prayer

Thank you for joining us in prayer and reflection on the Stations of the Cross the last 14 days. Without the power of God’s grace, the flood of immorality, false thinking and grave sin cannot be overcome. A culture drenched in blood and glorified in lust and pride desperately needs the purifying, transforming grace of Christ. 

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Closing Prayer

Lord, we have followed step by step the way of the Cross of murdered unborn children, victims of our time. With these steps we have kept in step with You and have kept You company on Your Holy way of the Cross, because You have said, “Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for Me.”

Have mercy on mankind in our day and time.  It is You, You alone, who can put an end to these evil works of the devil.  The souls of murdered innocent life are crying out to You.  Lord, have mercy.  Amen.

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick and the Equality Act

Below is a report from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania on the recent Rally & Protest of Representative Brian Fitzpatrick for his vote on the Equality Act.  Pictures at the bottom were submitted by Mike and Mary Scirocco.   I’ve also included an opinion column Mike submitted to the Bucks County Courier Times on the Equality Act.  

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I thank everyone of the approximately 60 people who participated in our protest at Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s District Office on Friday, March 26, 2021 because of his support for the “Equality Act” (EA).

This March 26th Protest launched ongoing efforts to privately contact and publicly admonish Rep. Fitzpatrick because of his support for this insidiously evil legislation.  These efforts regarding Rep. Fitzpatrick and the EA have become a critical test of the pro-life movement’s zeal for and effectiveness on this issue, as well as an opportunity to maintain the opposition of Republican legislators to EA-type legislation.

We plan to continue our efforts by contacting supportive clergy and requesting their participation in this effort.  So, please participate in our continuing efforts to encourage constituents to contact Rep. Fitzpatrick regarding the EA.  I am attaching a flyer to assist in that request.

Fitzpatrick Protest Pictures
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8th Station of the Cross: Jesus meets the Women of Jerusalem

8th Station

We adore You O Christ and we praise You, because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.

Lord Jesus, You turn aside the tender pity of the women of Jerusalem; in Your mercy You warn them of the sufferings which they themselves will have to face. 

Reflection: There are women today who are not ready to accept Christ’s grace, who place self-love above the welfare of their children, who boast of their abortions; but Christ is thinking precisely of those children whose parents give scandal, children growing up in broken homes, children who suffer in a time of abundance and luxury.  And we should ask:  What about ourselves? 

Prayer: Have mercy on mankind in our day and time. It is You Lord, and You alone who can put an end to these evil works of the devil.