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
a financial-incentive independence program
Join us at the Run for Life…be a runner, walker, volunteer, or sponsor. Consider participating as a group, team, or family.
Our Good Friday observance (Friday, April 15) in front of the Planned Parenthood in Warminster will begin with a procession from Nativity of Our Lord Church parking lot starting at 9:00 am and ending at the Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive where we will have the reading of the Passion and the Stations of the Cross.
We invite everyone to attend and pray with us in reparation for the crime of abortion that takes place in this facility and those across our nation.
One of the most poignant events hosted each year by local pro-life groups is the Way of the Cross for victims of abortion. These events are held on Good Friday in front of abortion centers across the country.
In Northeast Philadelphia the annual Way of the Cross will be held at the Planned Parenthood located on Comly Road on Good Friday, April 15th from 9:00 – 10:00 am. We invite everyone to join with us as we pray and meditate on the suffering of Jesus Christ at our own modern-day Golgotha in Northeast Philly.
This event is sponsored by the Northeast Philadelphia Pro-Life Coalition.
Many times while we are outside of our local abortion facility praying and giving public witness or sidewalk counseling, we often wonder if our efforts are in vain. I know I ‘ve felt that way on several occasions and would go home feeling dejected.
Below is an uplifting account of a baby saved from abortion many years ago at the Northeast Women’s Center on Comly Road in Philadelphia (now a Planned Parenthood). We don’t always know what the outcome of our presence or our offering of help to these women will be, but God sometimes works behind the scenes while answering our prayers. Once in a while we get to see or hear about the outcome as we see below. This report comes from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania as told to him by Patrick Stanton.
God bless all of you who continually pray and give witness outside of these killing centers. Your prayers and actions, although you might not know it, are being answered!
From Mike McMonagle’s email:
I close with an encouraging report that I received today from Pat Stanton.
When Pat was departing PP’s Center City abortion chamber today, a Philadelphia Civil Affairs Officer approached him and thanked him – and all pro-lifers – for our sidewalk counseling and public witness at abortion chambers.
This Officer revealed that, in 1988, he and his pregnant wife entered PP’s Comly Road abortion chamber for a scheduled abortion. However, because of the witness, prayers, and information (particularly with photos) given to them by the pro-life citizens, they left without allowing an abortionist to kill their child.
The Officer concluded with the deeply heartfelt expression “We have had our son for 34 years now and every day I thank God for you people. Keep up the good work.”
Let’s continue to act on this Officer’s exhortation!
When COVID hit, our pregnancy help centers and homes in Bucks County experienced a shortage of supplies for the women they were helping and put out a request for items they needed. The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition through our blog and emails, asked those who attend our monthly First Friday Life Chains to consider bringing items for these centers. Our people have been very generous and below is a ‘thank-you’ from A Baby’s Breath – Warminster, one of the centers we support for this month’s donations.
Our next First Friday Life Chain will be held on Friday, April 1st from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Please consider attending and bringing items for our centers and homes. We will post a list of supplies as we get closer to this event.
Once again, we are mourning the loss of one of our pro-life warriors. Betty Maier left us on Sunday, March 6th to join the many of our pro-life community who have gone before her. Betty and her husband, Dave, could be found on Saturday mornings (and other days of the week) praying and offering help to women in front of the Planned Parenthood (formerly the Northeast Women’s Center) on Comly Road.
In the 1980’s when Sister Maryanne Regensburger and I decided to open another (but much needed) maternity home in SE Pennsylvania, I asked Dave and Betty to be part of this new ministry. Without hesitation, they both agreed and were a very large part of our new program, Guiding Star Ministries. With the help of Betty and Dave, we established a Board of Directors, a Mission Statement, and met with Monsignor Charles Devlin, the Vicar for our area of Philadelphia at that time, for his guidance. Monsignor Devlin was very enthusiastic about our mission and paved the way for our Board to meet with the Archdiocese to see about getting an empty convent to use.
After a presentation at St. Jude’s parish in Chalfont, we were directed by Jennette Wynn, Respect Life Committee Co-Ordinator of St. Jude’s, to St. Benedict’s parish in the Germantown area of Philly (where Betty and Dave lived). Father Moore, pastor of St. Benedict’s was excited about this program, and after discussing it with the few nuns who were living there, graciously gave us the convent to begin our ministry. These nuns made arrangements to move to St. Raymond’s convent, a neighboring parish.
Betty was a great inspiration to everyone. She was always there to offer her guidance and support for our program, and to everyone in the pro-life movement. She will be greatly missed not only by her family, but by those of us who worked with her to end the killing of God’s precious little ones. I’m not sure if she was ever recognized for her untiring pro-life work here on earth, but I’m certain in heaven she will be. Rest in peace, Betty, good and faithful servant!
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be send to the following in Betty’s memory: Guiding Star Ministries, 1940 E. Chelten Ave., Phila., PA 19138; Legacy of Life, 25 S. Main St., #217, Yardley, PA 19067 or AlphaCare, 3807 Lancaster Ave., Phila., PA 19104, would be appreciated.
Below is more information on Betty from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania.
For many years, Betty Maier served as a highly faithful and effective pro-life activist in our area’s pro-life movement. On Sunday, March 6, 2022 Betty died at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital after a prolonged illness. Her husband Dave and some of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered around her in prayer and song (Amazing Grace) at the time of her death.
Betty Maier (née Walton) grew up in Germantown in St. Francis Parish and became a Registered Nurse through then St. Joseph Hospital. She and Dave married in 1955 and were blessed with seven children, 18 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Because of their Catholic Faith, Dave and Betty became intensely involved in the Philadelphia area pro-life movement through many activities. They engaged in faithful sidewalk counseling prayer vigils at the Planned Parenthood abortion chamber on Comly Road and provided tremendous leadership for Guiding Star Ministries Maternity Home at the former St. Benedict Convent in Germantown.
Below is information provided by Barbara Rose, Adult Nurse Practitioner at Gianna Center of Philadelphia, for their fundraising event to help the Gianna Center. Tickets can only be purchased at the door. For more information, use this link.
Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, April 2nd – 6:00-10:00 PM
Event: Fundraiser: KNight at the Races
Location: Mother of Divine Providence Parish Center, 333 Allendale Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Would you support Catholic, Pro-Life Health Care for women, married couples, and families? Does the guarantee of a wildly fun evening spark your interest? If yes, then dawn your best Kentucky Derby hat, throw your hat in the ring, and join us for a KNight at the Races!
The Knights of Columbus, District 21, is sponsoring this exhilarating event for the benefit of the Gianna Center of Philadelphia and Pro-Life Health Care! This thrilling audience-participation event will screen real horse races to recreate the atmosphere of being right at the track. Buy a thoroughbred for $30. If your horse wins, you win $50. Bet on the outcome of races, root and cheer with your friends, enjoy good food and fine wine, and see those horses fly! Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Mr. Mark Kochanowsky | KofC3327@zoominternet.net or 484 833 9404.
The Gianna Center of Philadelphia is dedicated to providing general gynecologic care, natural family planning education and infertility services – all while honoring the sanctity of each human life, the dignity of women and the integrity of marriage. All medical treatments are aimed at restoring the reproductive system and work cooperatively with a woman’s body. Use this link for more information.
The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition will be holding “Lenten Fridays for Life” beginning Friday, March 4th outside the Warminster Planned Parenthood located at 610 Louis Drive in Warminster, Pa. The time for these prayer vigils is 8:00 am – 12:00 noon. (Please see flyer below for more information.)
During the Lenten Fridays for Life, A Baby’s Breath will open their doors so those who are praying and witnessing outside of Planned Parenthood can visit their center to see the many things they have to offer to women who find themselves in a difficult situation. More information is provided on the flyer below.
Many babies lives have been saved through our prayerful presence outside of these killing centers. We hope that many in Bucks and Montgomery Counties will join us to pray and give witness on one or more of these Fridays during Lenten. Friday is their day for committing abortions and we would like to have as many people as possible praying for these mothers who are in difficult situations and feel there is no other solution.
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In my opinion, Planned Parenthood is the most immoral, corrupt organization across our nation and throughout the world. As you can see by the post below, they are gearing up to bully our legislators over existing pro-life laws. Please take a few moments to send your own message to your state legislators. We need to make as many calls (and even more then this killing machine) to make sure that our pro-life laws are not compromised. You can also use the link provided below to send your message.
from Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion operation, plans a flood of phone calls to state lawmakers attacking pro-life legislation.
That is why it is more important than ever for you to contact your PA state Representative and state Senator and let them know you oppose taxpayer funding of abortionand a so-called right to abortion under the PA Constitution.
If you live in Southeast Pennsylvania, please consider attending this seminar which takes place on Saturday, February 12th at Saints Simon and Jude Parish Center, 8 Cavanaugh Court (at Routes 3 and 352), West Chester, PA 19382. Seminar begins at 9:00 am (Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 am).
Sister Sheila Galligan, I.H.M., will speak on God’s Most Wanted: “Salty” Pro-Life Disciples. Sister Sheila is a Theology Professor at Immaculata University, as well as a highly faithful and effective pro-life advocate, teacher and author.
A flyer is provided below with information on this seminar as well as a registration form. You can also find information on their website byusing this link.
This event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Coalition and its affiliates in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, the Pro-Life Educational Foundation, Generation Life, Pennsylvanians For Human Life, S.E., The King’s Men, and the Knights of the Immaculata.