The headline says it all. In two separate email blasts within 48 hours, Monique reported five saves.
On Monday and Tuesday, a save took place, one from each facility. On Friday, a student from UPenn reported of a woman changing her mind about abortion and connected her to Alpha Pregnancy in West Philly.
We are just days away from the 2nd Annual Philadelphia March for Life. The speakers have been confirmed. We know many across the Greater Philadelphia area will descend on the City of Brotherly Love to give voice to the voiceless. All that is missing is your loving presence.
Here is the layout of the day
7:55 AM- Rosary at Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Come early if you like to join pro-lifers in filling the mother church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with prayer.
8:30 AM- Catholic Mass with Father Dennis Gill along with co-celebrants
9:30 AM- Interdenominational Prayer Rally on the south lawn of the Basilica
10:30 AM- The March begins at the Cathedral and ends at Independence Hall. Along the way, marchers will stop for a witness at Philadelphia Women’s Center where 6,500 babies are murdered on an annual basis.
12 noon- Rally
The cathedral will have parking space at a limited capacity at no charge. Arrive as early as possible. Offer a carpool to those who want to go.
If taking the regional rail, get off at Suburban Station and walk to the cathedral. Be sure to consult the SEPTA app or website if in doubt.
40 Days for Life is off to a great starts after three days into the campaign. Two saves took place outside of Planned Parenthood on Thursday thanks to the witness of faithful witness across the Greater Philadelphia area. Even one woman said that “she didn’t want to do it anymore and wants her money back.”
The next morning, pro-lifers handed information to two young women as they were entering the facility. A few minutes later, they each walked out with information still in their possession.
Let us continue to be present outside of abortion facilities offering help to women in their hour of great need.
The stage is set for the 2nd Annual Philadelphia March for Life. Now, all pro-lifers have to do is get fellow pro-lifers to come out to attend.
Members of the Knights of Columbus, clergy, seminarians, faithful pro-life warriors, high school and college students, missionaries who evangelize to students, and families are asked to attend this event.
The cathedral will provide free parking. Be sure to plan accordingly and arrive early.
7:50 AM- Rosary at Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral
8:30 AM- Mass celebrated by Fr. Dennis Gill
9:30 AM- Praise and Prayer Rally on South lawn of Cathedral
10:30 AM- March begins from 17th and Race and ends on the north lawn of Independence Hall. There will be a stop outside of Philadelphia Women’s Center
12 noon- Rally begins
Be sure to dress warmly.
Kristan Hawkins- President of Students for Life of America
Michael Geer- Pennsylvania Family Institute
Toni McFadden- author of Redeemed and pro-life activist
Pastor Herb Lusk III- Pastor of Greater Exodus Church in North Philadelphia
Pete DeMaio- PLU board member and activist
Dr. Monique Ruberu- Pro-Life OBGYN, leader of 40 Days for Life campaigns in Philadelphia
Sister Maeve- Sisters of Life
Fr. Chris Walsh- Pastor of St. Raymond of Penafort in Mount Airy area, chaplain of PLU, and record holder of the longest homily preached at three hours.
Volunteers are still needed for set up and clean up. Visit prolifeunion.org to find out how you can help.
Soon, we will spring into spring with warmer weather, spring cleaning, and along the way embark on our Lenten journey as it begins on March 2nd. Remember to abstain from meat during all Fridays of Lent including Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Here are things you can do this month to promote life
Arrange for a baby bottle drive to support pregnancy resource centers
Sign up for an hour or so outside of abortion facilities during the 40 Days campaign. Bring a friend or two with you. Bribe them with food or coffee if needed.
Donate diapers and other maternity needs to mothers in need
Offer a Holy Hour for those involved with abortion
First Friday and Saturday devotions.
Write letters to the editors containing your pro-life message
March with Philly Pro-Lifers in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 13th. Learn more here.
We continue our 40 Days for Life preview series. The second vigil site is no stranger to every pro-lifer in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Philadelphia Women’s Center, which sits five floors above a daycare, accounts for 6500 murders a year. 90% of the victims are African-American.
In its 11th campaign, pro-lifers have stepped up their game. They overcame jeers from Heather, the security guard, one escort named Shawn resorted to violence last year against an elderly pro-lifer, but it got him into hot water and told to never return. They even overcame scare tactics from Lynne Molter, professor at Swarthmore University, who videotapes pro-lifers being peacefully present. In the end, pro-lifers have persevered from time to time.
The hour of operations are from Tuesdays to Saturday from 7 AM to 4PM. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
You could be one of the faithful warriors standing outside of Planned Parenthood either praying, sidewalk advocating, or just being present.
As pro-lifers gear up for another 40 Days for Life campaign, Voices4Life takes this time to preview what to expect as we prepare for the Lenten Campaign outside of Planned Parenthood in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love, filled with darkness and hatred from those who claim that “#lovewins, #noplaceforhate, and my favorite #blacklivesmatter when a majority of the abortions are perpetrated on black unborn lives. Love will win when we offer compassion, love, and mercy to women in their hour of great need.Pro-lifers in the greater Philadelphia area are encouraged to make a Lenten sacrifice by giving the pro-life movement an hour or more of their time to save lives. The Lenten campaign runs from Wednesday, March 2nd, and ends on April 9th.
The 40 Days for Life Campaign will be present outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City Philadelphia for the 16th time.
During the previous campaigns, there has been much growth, many saves, and even many encounters. The main reason is because of faithful warriors stepping into the breach, whether old, young, retired, young professional, or even a student in the pursuit of knowledge gave an hour or more to help turn the tide of the abortion battle on the streets with prayer, fasting, and alms.
You too can make a difference. You are encouraged to take an hour or so during this Lenten campaign. Bring a friend or two with you.
Visit 40daysforlife.com/philadelphia to pick your hours now.
The hours of operation are Mondays through Saturdays from 8AM to 5PM