Reminder – First Friday Life Chain in Warminster has a Date and Time Change

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The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition invites all pro-lifer prayer warriors to join us for our monthly First Friday Life Chain on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

For the winter months it was decided by our Outreach Committee and seconded by those present at our Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling to change the time of these monthly Life Chains to 12:00 noon.  And since the first Friday falls on New Year’s Day, we will gather on the second Friday for January. 

In order to social distance properly,  we will  stand and pray on both sides of Louis Drive in front of Planned Parenthood. 

We hope many will join with us to pray for an end to abortion at this facility as well as other facilities in Southeast Pennsylvania and across the country.  Signs will be provided for this event.

Please read the Code of Conduct for our Life Chain below.

1 — Be humble but be bold as you stand today against the greatest injustice our nation has ever faced.
2 — In the spirit of Christian love, commit to being peaceful, prayerful, and polite, in word and deed. Any misconduct from passersby should be met with silence, which will convey your inner peace.
3 — Do not respond to motorists. Please stay silent and prayerful and your
response to any situation will be proper. Do not wave or gesture. Do not
frown or smile in response to motorists. Our mission is to pray and stand
against abortion—with the solemnity our mission deserves.
4 — Help others. Watch for mothers (and dads) who need help with children, and assist the elderly with chairs and other needs.
5 — Pick up any trash near you before leaving your area.
6 — Drive carefully, and park legally. Buddy-up, if possible, to minimize
traffic woes. Use crosswalks, and do not hold up traffic. Watch your small
children at all times. During the Chain, stand back from the street and do
not extend your sign over the curb. Give immediate passage to other
pedestrians. Only small children should eat during the LIFE CHAIN.
7 — Thank you for being a strong public witness for Christ and for being an
exemplary citizen in our local area.

(Published by Please Let Me Live, distributed by LifeChain.Net, 2002.)

 

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.  

Angels Have Red Hair

This article, by the late, great Joseph Wall is one of our annual posts at Christmastime.   It first appeared in the Nov/Dec 1996 issue of the American Life League’s Celebrate Life Magazine. The Northeast Women’s Center was at that time located at 9600 Roosevelt Blvd. Through the efforts of the NE Philadelphia Pro-Life Coalition, they lost their lease and were forced to move a few miles up the road to Comly Road and Roosevelt Boulevard.  It is now a Planned Parenthood facility and pro-life activists remain ever vigilant in their constant witness outside this killing center. 

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By Joseph Wall

WHADDAYA TALKING ABOUT? Angels have red hair? What kind of nonsense is this? Explain yourself?

Patience, dear reader. There is logic here. There is also a charming (and true) little tale behind it.

There was, and alas still is, in our city an abortion clinic, the Northeast Women’s Center. Since its opening in the mid-1970’s it has been picketed regularly by neighborhood pro-life people. We have conducted prayer vigils, sidewalk counseling and, in later years, occasional rescues.

One of our activities was a visit to the clinic on Christmas morning. Incidentally, the clinic closed for only two holidays during the year – Christmas and Yom Kippur! The purpose of our pilgrimage on Christmas day was to offer a kind of present to all the little ones who had died there during the preceding year. Our present was a simple one: A few of us would kneel on the sidewalk outside the front door of the multipurpose building housing the abortion clinic. We would pray the Rosary for God’s precious infants who had been put to death there since the previous Christmas. Then we would place a present; a doll, or a teddy bear in holiday wrappings, inside the vestibule of the building, in front of the elevator to the third floor – the clinic floor.

When the clinic personnel arrived the next morning, they would see this present with its gift tag and would know that at least some people cared for the little babies they had killed. More important, we hoped and believed that the babies themselves would know that there are those who loved them enough to help them celebrate on earth what they were celebrating in heaven; the birthday of the baby Jesus.

And so it was that on a cold, rainy Christmas morning a dozen years ago, a handful of pro-lifers; Stephanie Morello, Kathy Long, Susan Silcox, Patricia Dowling and myself, made our way to the Northeast Women’s Center abortion clinic. We knelt in prayer, saying the Holy Rosary for the 4,000 babies whose lives were so abruptly terminated there since the last Christmas. Having completed our prayers, we went to the front door with the intention of opening it and placing our gift for the unborn babies inside, out of the rain; alas, it was locked! All the other doors to the building were locked as well. What to do? We did not want to leave our gift on the walkway outside, where it would become sodden with rain; a soggy mess would be a poor gift for these little ones. And it would be the only gift they would ever get.

As we stood there trying to figure out what to do, a young man with bright red hair came up the walk from the parking lot. When he saw us, he asked what our problem was. We explained our dilemma. “Oh”, he said, “I have keys to the door.” With that, he proceeded to unlock the door and let us into the vestibule. We laid the Christmas present for our pre-born brothers and sisters in front of the elevator and turned to thank him. That quickly, he had vanished. We never saw him again.

Now you, dear reader, can believe what you wish about this; that it was happenstance, simply a coincidence, whatever. Personally, I believe that the Good Lord, seeing our confusion, sent one of His red-haired angels to bail us out.

Incidentally, this is not the only case of a red-haired angel going about the world doing the Lord’s work. I know of another one…but, then, that’s another story!

Please Join BCPLC on Friday, December 4th for our Monthly 1st Friday Life Chain

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The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition invites all pro-lifer prayer warriors to join us for our monthly First Friday Life Chain on Friday, December 4th at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

The Life Chain begins at 9:30 am and ends at 10:30 am.  We will stand and pray directly across the street facing Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive. While we will be  following social distancing guidelines,  masks are optional.

We hope many will join with us to pray for an end to abortion at this facility as well as other facilities in Southeast Pennsylvania and across the country.  Signs will be provided for this event.

Please read the Code of Conduct for our Life Chain below.

1 — Be humble but be bold as you stand today against the greatest injustice our nation has ever faced.
2 — In the spirit of Christian love, commit to being peaceful, prayerful, and polite, in word and deed. Any misconduct from passersby should be met with silence, which will convey your inner peace.
3 — Do not respond to motorists. Please stay silent and prayerful and your
response to any situation will be proper. Do not wave or gesture. Do not
frown or smile in response to motorists. Our mission is to pray and stand
against abortion—with the solemnity our mission deserves.
4 — Help others. Watch for mothers (and dads) who need help with children, and assist the elderly with chairs and other needs.
5 — Pick up any trash near you before leaving your area.
6 — Drive carefully, and park legally. Buddy-up, if possible, to minimize
traffic woes. Use crosswalks, and do not hold up traffic. Watch your small
children at all times. During the Chain, stand back from the street and do
not extend your sign over the curb. Give immediate passage to other
pedestrians. Only small children should eat during the LIFE CHAIN.
7 — Thank you for being a strong public witness for Christ and for being an
exemplary citizen in our local area.

(Published by Please Let Me Live, distributed by LifeChain.Net, 2002.)

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.  

Detective James Wood Presents Case Against House of Horrors Abortionist, Kermit Gosnell: “This Was A Nightmare”

Convicted murderer, Kermit Gosnell was not only an abortionist but an opioid supplier to a large swath of the Philadelphia area.  He did not take sides – he had no respect or value for infants or adults.  The details of this man’s culpability and criminality were offered up by Detective James Wood this past Sunday in a presentation sponsored by the Bucks County Right to Life and held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Buckingham, PA.

In 2009 Detective Wood was part of a team investigating Kermit Gosnell’s role in a prescription drug ring operating out of the doctor’s office in West Philadelphia.  Thousands of dollars’ worth of drugs were passed thru drug dealers’ hands onto the streets from prescriptions originated under Gosnell’s signature. The detective presented the details of the step ladder of building the drug case: speaking with the original drug informant, which then led to further informants at Gosnell’s office, gathering evidence of illegal prescription scripts and then ultimately the arrest of Gosnell.

 During the drug investigation, which included discussions with Gosnell’s office staff, it came to light that a female patient, Karnamaya Monga, had died due to an untrained staff member administering improper dosages of anesthesia and pain killers during an abortion procedure.  In February 2010 Gosnell’s office was raided in connection with the drug case, but what met Detective Wood and the other law enforcement officials at the door was an overwhelming site.  Women lying on dirty recliners, blood-stained carpets, cats wandering around the facility, and saddest of all – fetal remains in the office refrigerators, a row of jars containing feet from aborted babies and in a freezer, Karnamaya Monga’s 19-week fetus aborted three months earlier. This had turned into much more than an effort to take Gosnell down for his role in the drug operation.

Since the Pennsylvania Department of Health was included in the raid due to the suspicious death of Karnamaya Monga, representatives from that office clearly saw the result of their lack of oversight of abortion clinics in the state.  This clinic had not been inspected in 15 years.

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office was made aware of the situation at Gosnell’s office and the findings eventually were submitted to a Grand Jury in May 2010. Gosnell went to trial in 2011 and was convicted of 3 counts of first-degree murder of infants who were born alive during the abortion procedure, and then subsequently killed; 1 count of involuntary manslaughter of Karnamaya Monga, along with 21 counts of illegal late-term abortions. He is serving a life sentence without parole at the State Correctional Institution in Huntington, PA.  In 2013 he received an additional conviction on illegally distributing pain killers (Oxycontin).

Detective Wood’s account included information such as:

*Gosnell would “adjust” the ultrasound wand to make it look like the babies to be terminated were within the PA gestational limit

*Gosnell admitted that 10%-20% of the babies in the refrigerators were beyond the legal gestational limit for abortions in PA

*One of Gosnell’s staff took a photo of aborted “Baby Boy A” as she couldn’t believe how big the baby was.  Gosnell’s comment was “this boy’s so big he could walk me to the bus stop.”  This photo was a crucial piece of evidence in convicting Gosnell

*Another staff member’s teen-aged daughter was the person who created a hand printed dosage chart for how much anesthesia to administer during an abortion.

*Gosnell’s wife, Pearl, occasionally would assist on Sundays with abortions that were deemed more difficult due to the size of the baby

*An employee, Eileen O’Neill, was not licensed as a doctor but presented as a doctor to patients

*Gosnell’s personal residence was in disrepair with rain coming in the roof into his daughter’s bedroom, despite a lucrative pill and abortion practice

*Lack of media coverage at the trial due to the media’s perception of it as a pro-life story

*Several Pennsylvania Department of Health staff lost their jobs as a result of their lack of oversight of Kermit Gosnell’s abortion practice.

*The 47 bodies of babies and/or baby parts found at the clinic were cremated and buried by the City of Philadelphia in an unmarked plot at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Three things come to mind after viewing Detective Wood’s presentation.  The first of which is the tragic way children died at the hands of this abortionist, many times with a pair of scissors snipping their spines after being born alive.  Second, the coalition of people applauding “reproductive rights” continuously fights against regulations and oversight of abortion clinics, claiming it causes roadblocks for women.  Well, this is what can happen when no one is looking.  And last, we all owe a debt of gratitude to Detective Wood and all the law enforcement personnel and prosecutors involved in putting Gosnell away.  Living with such horrific sights as these babies in refrigerators and trash bags, as well as building a case that had to result in Gosnell never performing another abortion was not and is not an 8-hour job.  And Detective Wood’s efforts to bring the details of this case to light at every opportunity is also greatly appreciated.  People need to know abortion is neither safe nor rare as Hillary Clinton famously proclaimed.  Unfortunately, it is legal – within individual state limits – but an unchecked abortionist can sidestep those limits and in doing so not only kill a baby born alive during an abortion but also risk the life of the mother.

Detective Wood was interviewed for a book entitled “Gosnell, The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer”, written by Ann McElhinney and Phelim Mcaleer.  This book was later turned into a movie entitled Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer with actor Dean Cain playing the part of Detective Wood.

*This presentation is dedicated to the memory of Kathy Cox who was president of the Bucks County Right to Life.  Kathy died this past July. It was Kathy’s wish to have Detective Wood come and give his presentation.  

Please Join BCPLC on Friday, October 2nd for our Monthly Life Chain

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The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition invites all pro-lifer prayer warriors to join us for our monthly First Friday Life Chain on Friday, October 2nd at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

The Life Chain begins at 9:30 am and ends at 10:30 am.  We will stand and pray directly across the street facing Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive. While we will be  following social distancing guidelines,  masks are optional.

We hope many will join with us to pray for an end to abortion at this facility as well as other facilities in Southeast Pennsylvania and across the country.  Signs will be provided for this event.

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.  

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, September 12, 2020

MixBabies’ remains left on a loading dock in Northbrook, IL back in 1988 by a commercial incineration company called Precision Energy Systems — that is why we now have a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children every 2nd Saturday in September nationwide.

These remains were in boxes labeled POC (Products of Conception) and were gathered from several abortion clinics in that area, many of which were owned by Susan Hill of the National Women’s Health Organization.  Blessedly, an anonymous tip alerted a crisis pregnancy center of the forgotten remains and arrangements were made to give these children a proper burial.  Over the years there have been numerous instances across our country of children’s remains left unwanted and uncared for after abortion procedures. In our own city of Philadelphia, the remains of aborted children that were found at convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors abortion clinic eventually were buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery.knights

This past Saturday a group  of approximately 25 people took part in a memorial service at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Bucks County.  The Knights of Columbus, who over the years have financially supported the burial of babies’ remains, were there in attendance as was Lauren Kretzer, the Regional Director of Silent No More.  Silent No More is an organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the effect abortion has on women, men and society in general.  Lauren shared her personal abortion story with us and the emotional and physical effects abortion had on her life and how she was able to find healing thru God’s providence.

We prayed in unison for babies all over the world who have been tossed away as medical waste, no dignity or respect provided for their tiny bodies and souls.  Over 61 million abortions have occurred in the U.S. since Roe v Wade went into law in 1973.  Let us take time every September to acknowledge the enormity of that number and the tragedy of these lost lives.  These were generations of our children who it was decided were not equal enough or deserving enough to live their lives as we were able to.  Let us never forget, just as we promised we would never forget those lives of the men, women and children who tragically died during the attacks on the U.S. on 9/11.

Witness from Sidewalk Servant

The following is from an email blast sent by Deborah regarding an encounter a sidewalk servant witnessed outside of Planned Parenthood

One of the Sidewalk Servants, Bob, shared a story about a young lady they encountered last Thursday at 12th & Locust, and we wanted to share it with you. Please take a few moments to read it; this woman’s comment “I wish you had been here when I came before” is just heart wrenching… It is an encouragement for all of us to give a little of our time to be there for each woman and baby; they need us… Our presence can make all the difference! Please give a couple of hours of your time this week, and ask family and friends to join you or to sign up for a time also.  God bless you!
His story:
At 12th and Locust this AM, Rose approached and I offered her a brochure, pointed to the Community Women’s Center of Philadelphia (Women’s Center) next doorand suggested she could get care that did not include abortion there.  She was a beautiful and very mature young lady.  She smiled knowingly and said she thought she was pregnant, that she had taken the first part of the chemical abortion but thought it had failed.  She spoke of immediate regret upon doing so and said she was happy to be pregnant.
I expressed my hope and joy at that possibility, and encouraged her to go next door.  We also gave her the Natural Womens’ Health material from Dr. Monique. But she proceeded anyway to go into Planned Parenthood. I cautioned her to be careful that she not listen to untruths in Planned Parenthood.  
I then called the Women’s Centernumber to prepare them in the event she came out.  When I was returning to the sidewalk in front of the Planned Parenthood, I saw Rose speaking with Bob G, another Sidewalk Servant who was there with me.  Bob was very encouraging and loving as he learned from her that, despite testing positive for pregnancy at home, she had tested negative in PP.  I also tried to be comforting, asking her to google Rachel’s Vineyard which she proceeded to do.  We also encouraged her to visit the Women’s Center, to consult on her situation and perhaps be re-tested.  She did, but before leaving us she looked at us with big, beautiful brown eyes and said “I wish you had been here when I came before”.  My heart aches. 
Please encourage folks to continue to come out to pray and be there for these women. I found her story so encouraging. The women need us there!  Let’s be there for them.
Thanks to Pat and others for all they have done to be present during the first and hopefully only COVID storm in Phila.
Please pray for Rose.
Bob
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Please Join BCPLC on Friday, September 4th for our Monthly Life Chain

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The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition invites all pro-lifer prayer warriors to join us for our monthly First Friday Life Chain on Friday, September 4th at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

The Life Chain begins at 9:30 am and ends at 10:30 am.  We will stand and pray directly across the street facing Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive. While we will be  following social distancing guidelines,  masks are optional.

We hope many will join with us to pray for an end to abortion at this facility as well as other facilities in Southeast Pennsylvania and across the country.  Signs will be provided for this event.

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.  

PREVIEW OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

The Republican National Conventional, held between August 24th through the 27th, will feature a myriad of speakers that can dispel the lies of the lamestream media and the Democratic party.

This year, the RNC will include many pro-life champions in office and activists making a difference in building a culture of life.

Abby Johnson will speak on Tuesday evening. In addition to Abby Johnson, Nick Sandmann, a student from Kentucky who beat CNN in court, will also highlight the second evening of the convention.

For a full list of speakers, visit here

Photo Gallery From Save Our Children Rally 7/25

Here are photos from yesterday’s rally in Philadelphia