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.
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.
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The following is an op-ed from the Philadelphia Inquirer written by two “OBGYNs” who clearly cannot accept medical reality let alone the fact about the most vulnerable stage of human development.
Anti-choice legislation can be deceptive. When lawmakers pass laws to make abortion illegal after six weeks (as they did in Georgia), or illegal in all cases including rape and incest (as they did in Alabama), a Pennsylvania bill imposing requirements on how fetal remains are handled seems nearly quaint. But it is all part of the same assault on reproductive health care, and as OB-GYNs, we know firsthand how damaging this legislation could be.
House Bill 118, introduced by Francis X. Ryan, a Lebanon County Republican, would require health-care facilities to provide cremation or burial services for every miscarriage or abortion. This requirement would force the provision of a death certificate even in cases such as a miscarriage occurring within days of a missed period, or an ectopic pregnancy implanted outside the uterus and therefore never viable. The bill states that any health-care facility would bear this responsibility or face fines, imposing additional costs to care and potentially reducing access to lifesaving, reproductive health care.
According to a co-sponsorship memorandum circulated by Ryan in December, he introduced this bill in response to his and his wife’s experience with miscarriage in the 1970s. Because up to 20% of pregnancies result in a miscarriage, his family is not alone in going through this experience. In a speech on the House floor, Ryan stated that he felt that the inability to bury the remains contributed to his pain. But the response to pregnancy loss is deeply personal and varied. We know this because discussing recovery from a pregnancy loss, both physical and emotional, is a conversation we have every day with patients. While the families we care for already have the option to make personal arrangements for the remains of their pregnancies, many do not even want to consider this; they simply want to move on. This bill would force Ryan’s personal belief system on the thousands of Pennsylvanians who will experience a miscarriage or abortion each year.
Pennsylvania already has legal requirements for the processing of remains from second-trimester pregnancies. All pregnancy tissue is disposed of safely and responsibly and in compliance with Pennsylvania state health regulations. If HB 118 becomes law, it will mean asking Pennsylvanians whose pregnancies never developed into an embryo or fetus, or even those with ectopic pregnancies, to make additional decisions about what happens to the tissue. This is an intrusion on an individual’s personal and private medical decision-making. For our patients undergoing the physical and emotional pain of pregnancy loss, this bill would only add cost, paperwork, and the potential for more confusion and grief.
It is not by chance that State Rep. Ryan is an adamant anti-choice lawmaker. This session he introduced a resolution to celebrate the work of John Stanton, a man who founded the pro-life movement in Pennsylvania and raised tens of thousands of dollars for fake pregnancy centers (also known as crisis pregnancy centers). He previously supported the most extreme restrictions on abortion that were introduced in the Pennsylvania House, including a so-called “heartbeat ban” last session that would have prohibited abortion after a heartbeat has been detected, which can happen as early as the sixth week of pregnancy. In addition to intruding on the physician-patient relationship, and imposing additional costs and emotional burden on patients, HB 118 uses incredibly broad language that introduces “personhood” at the moment of conception. The bill defines an “unborn child” as starting from fertilization, which would include embryos that have not yet implanted, ectopic pregnancies, and pregnancies that are many months away from reaching the point where they can be considered viable. HB 118 is yet another politically motivated attack on abortion, and we adamantly oppose it.
The bipartisan vote for the bill in the House last session shows the danger of anti-choice legislation in disguise. It is up to all of us to inform our representatives that we do not want our reproductive health decisions being manipulated by coercive legislation and misguided politicians. Pennsylvania lawmakers should be focused on improving the health of Pennsylvania families. This bill does nothing toward that end.
The following is a response from Mike McGonagle to the above op-ed.
Our organization continues to provide leadership for the passage of the “Fetal Remains” Bill and a Resolution to honor John Stanton, the founder of the Pa. pro-life movement. Rep. Frank Ryan is serving as the lead sponsor for both of these proposals. A March 16, 2021 Commentary by Drs. Sarah Gutman and Alhambra Frarey criticized these proposals.
The premise of the Fetal Remains Bill is that the remains of children in the womb, killed by abortion or lost by miscarriage, should not be treated as “medical waste,” but in a manner currently required for the body of any other human being. Drs. Gutman and Frarey demonstrate their denial of medical reality by describing the dismembered bodies of children killed by abortion as “pregnancy tissue.”
Among many other achievements for the Pa. pro-life movement, John Stanton’s leadership resulted in Pa.’s “Choose Life” License Plate Program. Thus, Stanton deserves recognition for the tens of thousands of dollars that this program has raised for crisis pregnancy centers in Pa. Such centers offer the truth, compassion and extensive assistance to expectant mothers, which have saved hundreds of mothers and children from abortion.
We continue to urge our state legislators to pass these and other pro-life proposals.
With a heavy heart, I announce that, after nearly a year, the shedding of innocent blood has resumed in Waco. The parking lot was busy. And moms with babies in the womb entered the abortion wing of Planned Parenthood Waco. Abortion will continue this week. And then on Wed/Thurs/Friday of alternating weeks. Nicola Louise Moore of Massachusetts continues as the ‘physician” killing babies in the womb. I snapped this photo of her on Thursday morning. Lord have mercy.
Waco has now rejoined seven other Texas cities with facilities dedicated to killing preborn babies Pro-Life Waco has elevated outreach to preborn babies and moms in 2020. And we will elevate even more in 2021 and as long as we have this cross to bear. Your sacrifice and discipleship are needed to defend the precious treasures Jesus loves so much. We can look to our right and to our left for those engaged in the battle. However, you and I are called to step forward with dedication, and with joy, serving this noble cause. WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT THIS ABOMINATION WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY!
The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition invites all pro-lifer prayer warriors to join us for our monthly First Friday Life Chain on Friday, March 5 , 2021 at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.
For the winter months it was decided by our Outreach Committee to change the time of these monthly Life Chains to 12:00 noon for the winter months.
We are also asking for those who attend to consider bringing some items for Blessed Margaret Home, Legacy of Life and A Baby’s Breath. Here is a list of what they need: diapers, size newborn to size 6; baby wipes, formula (Similac Advance).Use this link for Legacy of Life’s wish list.
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 Facebookusing this link.
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…
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.
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.