Pro-Lifers Close Out Another Successful 40 Days Campaign; 18 Saves

A beautiful spring Saturday dawned upon the 150 pro-lifers that came out to celebrate outside of the largest non-Planned Parenthood affiliate in the State of Pennsylvania.

Fr. Matthew Bierdrycki of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral delivered the opening prayer for all in attendance.

Those who attendant heard from speakers that ranges from seasoned veterans to young leaders on college campuses and just added to the fold a high school senior.

One in particular was Emily Jones. Jones, a senior at Mount St. Joseph’s Academy in Flourtown, spoke about how the inaugural Philadelphia March for Life inspired her to do more for the pro-life cause. Despite backlash, threats, and even the loss of friendships she endured, she kept the faith and helped revitalize her school’s pro-life group. She even signed up for vigil hours.

Two prominent college women spoke to the crowd, Karly Brown of Temple and Kassidy Johnson.

Johnson, a junior at University of Pennsylvania and member of Quakers for Life, shared how she was moved from her experience in Philadelphia. Coming from North Dakota which has only one abortion facility, Johnson shared how she knew that more had to be done to protect life.

For Karly Brown, she is no stranger to pro-life activism in Philadelphia area. Every Friday, her and Sean Garvey, both students at Temple would pray outside of Warminster Planned Parenthood. They both are now engaged. Congratulations Karly and Sean.

Pat Stanton goes on to share why our world should not tolerate the evil of abortion. Using examples of historical figures, he reminded everyone that each of them fought against the injustices of their time. He asked that we do the same when it comes to abortion.

Testimony Outside of Planned Parenthood; Mother Turned Away

Below is a reflection and testimony on a save that happened yesterday outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City. My hope is that someone would be inspired to step into the breach to save lives as I do with many of my fellow pro-lifers.

Today was a day filled with so much traffic. I remember people walking by shaking their heads in disgust of my presence outside of an abortion facility that is the epitome of White Supremacy. Even one person (Jacob )that walks the route along locust on his way to work, only to stop to snap a photo of me and send it to his friend Anna from (Philadelphia Women’s Center). 

As I was winding down my two hour coverage, two young women were going in as I offered to them a blessing bag. They declined and went inside. 

A few minutes later, those same girls came out two minutes apart. One of them was crying. I knew that it was my moment as I prayed the flying novena. After concluding the flying novena, the girls came out of the gate. This time, I wasted no time offering them life saving information. They thanked me for sharing and wished me a good day as I watched them walk away from the place. 

If this is not why we are needed outside of places of doom and gloom then I don’t know what is.

And what amazes me is she went from tears of sadness and woe to leaving PP with a hint of hope for her and child 

It also dawned on me that today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation. God’s sense of timing for yet another news worth of praise.

Please attend the closing rally outside of the largest non-Planned Parenthood affiliate in our city and state.

Call Out for Next Sidewalk Servants Campaign

T️he following is from Dr. Monique Ruberu pertaining to the upcoming Sidewalk Servants campaign, which will take place between Holy Week and Tuesday, September 21st. Note: The Fall 2021 campaign launches on Wednesday, September 22nd and will run until October 30th in the Philadelphia area.

Thanks so much for your awesome service as a sidewalk servant!! ️️

Thus far in our 40 Days campaign, we had 14 moms Choose LIFE simply because there was a loving, peaceful, prayerful presence outside!! 


The battle for life does not end this Saturday though… the abortion industry never takes a break. So we can’t stop either.

Please let me know if you would like to sign up for: 

26 weekly 2-hour spots

️13 biweekly 2-hour spots

7 monthly 2 hour spots From 3/29/21 to 9/21/21

Upcoming Events for March; To Do List

It’s the third month of the year. Here are a list of things you can do.

  1. Purchase from people victimized by the cancel culture.
  2. Participate in 40 Days for Life vigil near you
  3. Acknowledge the women in the movement during Women’s History month.
  4. Collect or donate items for pregnancy resource center or other pro-life groups in need
  5. Give alms for pro-life organizations and even homeless shelters.
  6. Offer a Holy Hour for Life for an end to the culture of death
  7. Continue to reach out to those who are shut in by the communist pandemic.

Here are some events forthcoming in Philadelphia area

Newbie Saturday (March 13th from 10AM-12PM) at Planned Parenthood in Center City (1144 Locust Street)

Closing 40 Days for Life rally outside of Philadelphia Women’s Center (777 Appletree) on March 27th at 8AM

40 Days Call in Philadelphia

Once again we are asking for pro-life warriors in Southeast Pennsylvania to join the 40 Days for Life Campaign in center city Philly.  Below is a message from Ted Meehan looking for  help from us at the Planned Parenthood on Locust Street.  Please pray and consider committing to join this campaign to witness outside this killing center.  Your prayers and presence do help to save lives. 

Center City Philly

Jesus told us that “the Gates of Hell will not prevail against you”. Until a few years ago, I pictured the Gates of Hell coming to attack, and wad comforted that they would not overwhelm me. But in Jesus’ time, the Gates were the protection from invading forces. To understand this is to realize that when Jesus promises that the Gates of Hell will not prevail against us, He is calling us to CONFRONT the Gates of Hell! If we confront Evil, it cannot prevail. Only if we remain in our comfort zone, can the Gates of Hell prevail. So we must get out and confront Evil where it is!

I ask each of you to sign up for at least one hour, on one day during Lent to stand before the Gates of Hell. They cannot prevail against us!

In Philadelphia, at 12th & Locust, or at 8th & Appletree, there is the greatest need for our help. God bless Pat Stanton and Monique Ruberu for sacraficially reaching out to recruit good people – not just for 40 days, but for 320 days! They strive to cover the two most infamous killing centers in Pennsylvania. It would lighten their load – a little bit – if you could witness at one of these two locations. But any witness at any abortion center will be a blessing.

Take a moment now to sign up by going to: https://www.40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/philadelphia/

Ask a fellow pro-life parishioner to join you to pray for 1 hour. You will be blessed, and you may be used by the Holy Spirit to save a life. Your presence is your witness for Life. Those who see you will be changed. They may not realize it, but they will be. 

For those of you who head up a parish group, consider gathering others from your parish to take a full day. 8am to 5pm. 9 hours. 

Despite Bitter Cold, First Save in Philly

The following is from an email blast sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu. Scroll to the end of the blog to know how you can get involved with 40 Days for Life Philly.

A woman walked out of P.P. at approximately 4pm today.Gerry asked her if she would take some literature.He stated “we are here for the mom and the baby” .She replied “I know I just canceled my appointment.” As she walked away she told Gerry and mark their prayets were answered !!! BABY SAVED ON DAY 1 !!   Thanks to every one who stood in the cold and prayed today.

Tomorrow is going to be a crazy cold and rainy one – we’ll check if they are open – Pat and I will be out there if so…

come fill in remaining hours : 

Friday 2/19:

12th: 2-4, 4

777: 7-9,9-11, 11-1

tuesday 2/23:

12th: 8-10,12-2, 2

777: 9,10-12,2

Visit here to sign up for PWC

Visit here to sign up for PP

Lent 2021 Preview: Planned Parenthood (Center City Campaign)

For seven straight years, the 40 Days for Life campaign has been present outside of the largest Planned Parenthood in the heart of Philadelphia.

Their numbers have dropped because of our presence for a while until the lockdown last March, which saw an increase in abortions plus ceasing the campaign early.

The hypocrisy is businesses in PA had to suffer while Planned Parenthood, thanks to their friend Gov. Tom Wolf, profit off a questionable pandemic. At the same time, churches were only to be open for prayer but no masses or services. We got a preview of communism through the Wolf Administration, particularly from his closest ally, Dr. Richard “Rachel” Levine.

This time we will have a full campaign during Lent as it will run from Ash Wednesday (February 17th) to March 27th. The hours are: Monday through Saturday 8AM to 4PM.

To sign up for this campaign, visit here.

Lent 2021 40 Days for Life Preview: Philadelphia Women’s Center

With 40 Days for Life Lent 2021 campaign approaching, it is time to consider sacrificing a few hours of your time to give witness to life. I am not talking about on your computer screen or cell phone. Rather, you being actually present in front of abortion facilities.

For those who were involved with Philadelphia’s Inaugural March for Life, there was a stop in front of a notorious chop shop just steps away from Independence Hall.

Entering its ninth campaign, we hope that many will step up to be present outside of the largest non Planned Parenthood affiliate in the state of Pennsylvania. On an annual basis, 6,500 babies are murdered, five floors above a daycare. 90% of the victims are African American.

The campaign will run from February 17th through March 27th. The hours for this campaign are: Tuesday through Friday 7AM-3PM, Saturday 6AM-3PM. Note: there’s a regular prayer vigil that runs from 6:30AM to 9AM. The facility is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

To sign up for the campaign, visit here.

Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Closes 40 Days of Prayer and Repentance with a Life Chain

 

Eighteen pro-life warriors braved the rain, wind and cold yesterday to be present for our Life Chain to end the 40 Days of Prayer and Repentance in Warminster, Pennsylvania. Although there were a few negative responses to our efforts, most who drove past were supportive.

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition thanks all who came out during these 40 Days to pray for and end to abortion at this facility and give witness to the community on the horrors committed here and at other killing centers across the nation. 

Our next event at the Planned Parenthood in Warminster is our monthly First Friday Life Chain which will be held this Friday, November 6th from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  And don’t forget our Walking with Moms in Need this coming Saturday, November 7th at Peace Valley Park.  Click on this link for more information on this event.

Below are some pictures from yesterday’s Life Chain. 

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is an organization that believes in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death. We provide financial and material support to area crisis pregnancy care centers that endorse the sanctity of life. To expand our mission, we provide information and education to the community. Follow us on Facebook using this link.

Join us for This Important Pro-Life Event – October 31st in Philadelphia

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia invites everyone to join them to close the 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign in center city Philadelphia on Saturday, October 31st.  For details on this event, please see the information from Tom Stevens, President and CEO of the Pro-Life Union below. 

On Saturday, October 31st, a very special Pro-Life Mass, Procession and Rally will be held in Center-City Philadelphia to celebrate the end of Respect Life Month and 40 Days For Life.

8:00 a.m. Mass with Celebrant Fr. Dennis Gill – Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul, 1723 Race Street, Phila., 19103

9:00 a.m. Procession to Planned Parenthood, 12th & Locust

9:30 a.m. Rally with Rev. Clenard Childress at Planned Parenthood, 12th & Locust Streets.