Two saves in Philadelphia. No Joking

No one will be April fooling you with this email from Dr. Monique Ruberu.

Praise God and praise the fearless prayer warriors who continue to show up and pray outside the abortion centers.

Praise God for the continued prayer support YOU are providing through our daily 12-hour vigil at home.

Today we have had reports of two women who chose life… one at Comley Rd and one at 12th and locust!!!

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Here is the report from Pat Stanton about the save at 12th and Locust…

” She was meandering in and out of the Center… a young girl… twice we offered her help and resources but she wouldn’t take a thing…

A while later an older lady walked in… I approached her in the same way “Can I offer you any help?” She replied, “I’m not here for an abortion… I have someone in there”

Pat responded, “Will you take some resources in for her? You know this is murder”

sadly she shook her said and said, “I know”

Pat returned to prayer…

a short while later he was so thrilled to see the older lady coming out fists pumping into the air in JUBILATION.accompanied by her granddaughter..” we are KEEPING this baby!!!”
Pat shared all of the resources with them, made sure they had the numbers they needed to call for help and watched them walk away.
It was a good day. Thanks be to God!

PP

Meanwhile, Anita Flynn shared about how an unlikely person helped pro-lifers in NorthEast Philly helped a girl to the pro-life side.
if you are not older or immunosuppressed and want to join pat and the few others on the front lines please reach out to pat (2677184851) to see how you can help there are some masks available for the few that go down.

please see the list of hours covered and let me know if you want to cover an hour of prayer at home.

hour(number of people)

Let’s bring every hour up to at least 2 people …

Saturday: 7(1),8(4),9(3),10(5),11(4),12(1),1(7), 2(2),3(2),4(3),5(1),6(1),7(1)

Sunday: 7(1),8(4),9(2), 10(3), 11(3),12(4),1(2),2(3),3(2),4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

monday:7(3),8(4),9(4)10(3),11(3),12(2),1(3),2(2), 3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

tuesday: 7(2), 8(4),,9(5),10(2), 11(3),12(2),1(2),2(2),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

wed:7(3),8(4),9(4),10(2),11(3),12(2),1(3),2(2),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

thurs: 7(3),8(4),9(3),10(2),11(3),12(2),1(2),2(2),3(3), 4(1), 5(1),6(1), 7(1)

friday: 7(3),8(4), 9(3),10(2),11(3), 12(3),1(2), 2(2), ,3(4),4(2),  5(1), 6(1), 7(1)

Pray at abortion facilities; Pray at Home

Every hour going forward has at least one person praying to end abortion at the two downtown vigil sites. These people are also praying for the few people going down to be present, praying for the women and babies as well as for the conversion of the workers.

Now we are looking for people to be the 2nd and third prayer warriors from home at those hours see below and pick your hours…

 

1. I just got off the phone and conference call with an abortion pill reversal patient from the Allentown area. She has an 8-month baby and was concerned that she wouldn’t be able to handle another pregnancy with severe nausea and vomiting. Her boyfriend is the same father and he was not happy about the abortion, he is happy that she is trying to reverse. Please pray for this patient and if any of you are willing to be on her support team or know of anyone in that area (Allentown) to help with a baby shower and to address any needs she may have… let me know.
2. on Monday and Tuesday we are trying to inundate senators offices with quick 2-5 minute calls stating that we don’t want telemedicine abortions included in the tele-med bill. Senators say they hear from the pro-abortion side much more frequently than they hear from us… so LET’S BE HEARD!!! There is a signup genius through the pro-life union of Greater Philadelphia – the goal is to have 5 people scheduled to call every 20 min while offices are open… want to flood their lines.

SIGN UP HERE  about tele-med Bill

Let’s bring every hour up to at least 2 people …

Saturday: 7(1),8(2),9(2),10(1),11(3),12(1),1(7), 2(1),3(2),4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

Sunday: 7(1),8(2),9(1),10(1),11(2),12(0),1(2),2(2),3(2),4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

monday:7(3),8(2),9(3),10(1),11(2),12(1),1(3),2(1),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

tuesday: 7(3),8(3),9(2),10(1),11(2),12(1),1(2),2(1),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

wed:7(2),8(2),9(3),10(1), 11(2),12(1),1(3),2(1),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

thurs: 7(3),8(3),9(2),10(1),11(1),12(1),1(2),2(1),3(3), 4(1), 5(1),6(1), 7(1)

friday: 7(2),8(2), 9(2),10(1), 11(2), 12(1),1(2), 2(1),3(3), 4(1), 5(1), 6(1), 7(1)

Tell Gov. Wolf to Shut Down All Abortion Facilities in PA

The following is a statement from Mike McGonagle, President of Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition. This is being shared to the blog with his permission

Our organization urges Gov. Wolf to act consistently with his directive for Pa. health facilities to cease all elective surgeries by directing the closure of all of Pa.’s free-standing abortion facilities.

Our organization’s President, Michael J. McMonagle, explained the reason for this action.

“Pregnancy is not a disease and therefore, abortion is not required surgery.  Even abortion facility operators admit that most surgical abortions are elective.

“A non-elective abortion would be one of the exceptions authorized by Pa.’s ban on post-24-week gestation abortions.  Hospitals would remain available for non-elective abortions.”

Wanna Break Cabin Fever? Take a Leap of Faith and Pray Outside of Abortion Facilities

The headliner might be a bit misleading. However, two brave men decided to continue praying outside of abortion facilities in the Philadelphia area, despite the stay at home order from elected officials.

The suggestion does come with some parameters.

  1. Do not come within two feet of patients entering the facility or escorts (if any decide to be out there)
  2. Be sure to be courteous and respectful to police and people coming and going on the sidewalk
  3. Be peaceful
  4. Bring love
  5. Stay safe and well
  6. Treat this like 40 Days for Life is still going on.
  7. Pray in small groups of less than ten
  8. If you are ill, pray from home

Remember, God has appeared to many people to do his will. You should do his, not the will of man.

“Never underestimate the spirit of God working through you, with you, and despite you.” Archbishop Nelson Perez

A word from the front line

During this time of stay at home, there have been some who have still chosen to go out and be present outside these places…

Here is a report from Pat…

“In 4 hours yesterday, there were 3 girls who went in for abortion” I was able to get info into all of their hands because there were no escorts… the police were also present for 2 of the hours and one of them spoke of Isiah and that God finally has our attention.
two girls showed up for abortions as walk-ins but they were not allowed in.
Lee trip showed up (the abortionist) I asked him what it is that he needs to quit this job… he responded that I don’t have it… I responded that all he needs is Jesus…

it was lonely out there at first… but now it is peaceful… the prayer of all the other people really keeps me going… knowing that every hour I am out there someone is praying for me and for these women… ITS HUGE…

so my dear friends… I’m not asking you to go out to the front lines but I am begging you…

PLEASE help me keep this prayer vigil going strong…

let me know if you have a daily commitment to pray further than what I had on the 1st week of prayer… if you intended to pray daily going forward please remind me…

im listing all of the hours out there for this week and I hope that everyone commits to at least one hour in this week to pray for Pat and Gerry, to pray for the workers, to pray for the centers…

today pat and Gerry are at 777… please pray for their safety…

hour(number of people)

there are a lot of zeros at the moment for (#of people) please help me wipe that out..

Saturday: 8(1),9(1),10(1),11(2),12(1),1(0),4(0),5(1),7(2)

Sunday: offer your mass fir this cause

monday:7(1),8(1),9(0),10(0),11(0),12(0),1(0),2(1),3(2),4(0),5(0),6(0),7(1)

tuesday: 7(0),8(0),9(0),10(0),11(0),12(0),1(0),2(1),3(2),4(0),5(0),6(0),7(0)

wed:7(0),8(0),9(0),10(0),11(0),12(0),1(0),2(1),3(2),4(0),5(0),6(0)7(0)

thurs: 7(0),8(0),9(0),10(0),11(0),12(0),1(0),2(0),3(0),4(0),5(0),6(0),7(0)

friday: 7(0),8(0),9(0),10(0),11(0),12(0),1(0),2(0),3(0),4(0),5(0,6(0)7(0)

Elective procedures prohibited in PA??

stateimageIn 1971 Marvin Gaye released a song entitled “What’s Going On?” This could now be the anthem of the state of Pennsylvania. The mystery surrounds the official Waiver List of non-life-sustaining PA businesses that have been allowed to remain open during the Covid-19 crisis. The official list specifically designates Ambulatory Health Care facilities that can continue physical operation but that Elective procedures are PROHIBITED. So where do surgical abortion centers fall under the guidelines of this edict and why are they still open for business if elective procedures are prohibited? Or did they receive a waiver?

I can tell you from just a few short hours of trying to get answers to these questions that it’s a hot potato that is being passed around from state office to office. No game plan seems to have been put in place in the event these questions popped up. Or perhaps being coy is the game plan.

wolfI initially contacted my state representatives about the issue. I then placed a call into Governor Wolf’s office and landed at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). This is the branch that handles the “list” of what can be open or closed and is responsible for the business waiver process. The person who answered said my question would be better addressed by the Department of Health (DOH). I wasn’t so sure about that but proceeded accordingly. The contact at the Department of Health listened to my question and said something about medical offices can be open. I reiterated I was not calling about medical offices but abortion surgical centers that are performing elective surgeries. She put me on hold for a moment and transferred me back to the DCED. I then told whoever answered to please pass my concerns onto someone in Harrisburg. I followed up with an email to the Director and Deputy Director of Communications for the DCED looking for answers.

The bottom line is abortion advocate and former Planned Parenthood volunteer Tom Wolf is not releasing the Waiver list so we cannot confirm if all abortion centers are on it and if they are, what criteria were used for that decision. The Waiver Application asked for business contact information and the number of employees, followed by the following three questions:

How does it meet the life-sustaining definition? (justification)

Does the business have a plan to meet CDC recommended guidelines to maintain employee safety during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How many employees would be in the company’s office or a physical location in order to do the critical work? 

Ironically, the abortion industry in PA fought against any regulatory inspections for years until the Grand Jury thought otherwise after the Gosnell “House of Horrors” tragedy. And now we may be asking this same industry if it is following recommended guidelines to stop the spread of the Covid virus. I’m not sure the following guidelines are in the abortion industry’s DNA. There is also the question of needed medical supplies that may be housed in these open abortion centers and could be better used to relieve the stress on what we are told is an overloaded hospital system.

SpotlightPA is a non-partisan investigative journalism initiative that digs into questions within PA local government. They recently published an article about two companies that originally were granted waivers but then were rescinded once questions arose about these businesses’ connections to Democratic Governor Wolf and Republican Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. Self-interest knows no party lines. As of late this afternoon, SpotlightPA advises they have been in contact with state officials about releasing the list of which businesses have been granted or denied waivers. So far, the state has declined to release this information.

The recommendation provided by the local state rep and Harrisburg is that if you feel there is a violation of the Governor’s Life-Sustaining Business Orders, you can call your local non-emergency number (e.g. 311). However, if we do not know who received waivers it is difficult to determine who is non-compliant, so that is an ineffective course of action. For any readers of this blog who are not PA residents, you might be able to learn something from this exercise and how your home state defines if abortion facilities remain open or closed.

There are a lot of moving parts in a crisis and decisions need to be made quickly and the health of everyone who already has or will contract the virus is of primary importance. Transparency and consistency in the decision-making process is all we ask.

Upcoming Events from Students for Life

Coronavirus cancellations have you stuck inside?

While we can’t ship you milk or toilet paper, we CAN provide you with FIVE weeks of virtual training courses! You’ll be joined by your Regional Coordinator along with 50+ other pro-life students.

Your virtual pro-life training is happening over video calls every week all the way through April 20th. Remaining sessions include:

  • Week of 3/30: “How to Dialogue Online
  • Week of 4/6: “Countering Abortion Culture
  • Week of 4/13: “Non-Violent Patient Care
  • Week of 4/20: “Preparing for 2020 Elections

Click here to find out what time & date yours are and to register!

Are You a Pro-Life Artist?
Students for Life has added a brand-new program to our family of fellowships: The Hildegard Art Fellowship. And this one’s just for pro-life artists! The Hildegard Art Fellowship is about engaging young artists to use their artistry to change hearts and minds on abortion by becoming artist-activists. Click here (or the button below) to apply by May 1st!

Here’s who can apply:

  • Any incoming undergraduate, graduate, law, and med students.
  • Artists of all kinds: visual, word, and performing.
  • Must be a current leader or member of a campus pro-life organization.
  • Must be interested in pursuing a full-time career in the pro-life movement.
  • Must be able to attend the kick-off weekend, Friday, June 26th– Tuesday, June 30th.*
    *pending the safety of travel at that time due to COVID-19.

BUY PRO-LIFE GEAR

It’s spring cleaning time at the Students for Life warehouse! All merch & apparel are on sale through March 31st or until supplies last.

Some of our most popular items are up to 40% off! It is the BEST time to stock up on our trendy, thought-provoking gear.

Shop to find discounts on our pro-life hoodies, crew neck sweaters, tees, cropped tops, tanks, stickers, and pins with some of our favorite designs.

Don’t miss out – it won’t last long!

Top 8 Pro-Life Things To Do During COVID-19
While we’re all in virtual quarantine, Students for Life decided to go ahead and create a plan for the Pro-Life Generation to go 100% digital. Check out how you can take advantage of all that time you’ll now be spending at home and continue to be a voice for Life!

The Top 8 List:

  • Sign up for the Regional Pro-Life Trainings.
  • Tune in to the SFLA Facebook Lives with special guests.
  • Subscribe to and catch up on the Explicitly Pro-Life podcast.
  • Check out our re-vamped Students for Life HQ.
  • Log conversations and earn prizes with the T.A.L.K. Challenge. Read more here.
  • Write thank you’s to your pro-life legislators (check their track records here).
  • Update your group’s materials so you’re ready to go next fall.
  • Promote an online diaper bank to support families in need at this time.

 

Bonus Training: Should Women be Jailed for Aborting?

As you saw, Students for Life is hosting our own pro-life trainings for the next 5 weeks.

But there’s also a Bonus Training by Equal Rights Institute this Tuesday at 9pm EST!

The topic is a question that comes up often in conversations about abortion: “Do you think women should go to jail for having an abortion when it becomes illegal?”

In this webinar, Josh Brahm (the president of the Equal Rights Institute) will discuss that difficult question and offer several practical suggestions for how to respond to it. Afterward, Josh will take YOUR questions!

Make sure to REGISTER HERE or you won’t be able to join us live. Plus, the replay of the webinar will only be available for 48-hours. If you can’t join us live but you want to receive the replay link afterward, click HERE to register now.

Doctors Without Borders and WHO prey on women worldwide

The following is from Serrin Foster, President of Feminists for Life

In response to Doctors Without Borders’ promotion of do-it-yourself abortion, we asked for input from Dr. Ingrid Skop. In our exclusive interview, she explains what is going on internationally and the implications for women’s health in areas around the world in greatest need — and the World Health Organization’s own complicity.

As abortion advocates across the country continue to push to keep abortions available as an “essential” health care service during the COVID-19 pandemic, the promotion of unsafe, often illegal abortion by those who are supposed to be tasked with protecting patients’ health could not be more timely.
—Serrin
Dr. Skop, as an OB-GYN, what are your thoughts about Doctors Without Borders instructing women to use the abortion pill, even where it is illegal?

I am sorry to hear that Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an organization that I have supported financially in the past due to their brave humanitarian work in some of the world’s most difficult areas, has compromised its medical integrity due to its leadership’s pro-abortion ideology.

This organization has recently begun recommending the use of medical abortion pills (illegally) in countries with restrictions on abortion. They may be unaware that the World Heath Organization statistics reporting 65,000 to 70,000 abortion-related maternal deaths and 7 million long-term complications yearly are inaccurate and dramatically inflated because they are largely drawn from subjective opinion surveys, rather than standard epidemiologic techniques.

What are the most common causes of maternal mortality and medical abortions?
The most common cause of maternal mortality worldwide is hemorrhage, and that is also the most common complication of medical abortion. International studies and meta-analyses show that up to 8 percent of medical abortions performed using mifepristone and misoprostol in the first trimester fail, requiring surgical completion. Misoprostol alone is even more ineffective but is often recommended because it is more readily available. Misoprostol in the first trimester fails in one out of five women and in the second trimester fails in two out of five women.
When incomplete abortions happen, deaths may occur in women who live remote from emergency medical care and blood transfusion, particularly if these women are already anemic due to malnutrition, parasitic infections, or inherited diseases such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. Retained pregnancy tissue may increase a woman’s risk of infection or sepsis, particularly in women who are immunocompromised due to HIV, tuberculosis, or other chronic illnesses. In addition, deaths may occur due to ruptured ectopic pregnancies if the medication is taken when the pregnancy is implanted in a location other than the uterus. There is also a potential that medical abortion will be provided unknowingly to a woman by someone else who may benefit from the loss of her pregnancy, such as sex traffickers, incestuous abusers, and men who do not want to become fathers.
What is the World Health Organization’s role here?
WHO acknowledges that women are already accessing information via word of mouth and the internet to obtain illegal abortions performed in medically standard ways by health care professionals, but WHO continues to promote the narrative that these abortions are dangerous in order to pressure countries to change their laws.
Now MSF has joined them in this ideologic quest, despite the clear evidence that promoting medical abortions with their high failure rates in countries with poor health care systems will cause injury and possibly death to many women.
I hope that MSF can recognize and backtrack from this error. They are respected for their work in caring for humans most in need around the world. We do not need them to become yet another organization pushing population control and eugenics by promoting the killing of unborn humans.
Thank you, Dr. Skop.
Ingrid Pfanstiel Skop, M.D. attended Oklahoma State University and the Washington University School of Medicine, and she trained in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She has been caring for women and delivering babies for 25 years in San Antonio. Dr. Skop is married to Brian, a psychiatrist, and has three children: Ian, Eli, and Sophie.

Masses Are Closed; Planned Parenthood Stays Open: WHERE IS THE USCCB?

The following is from Judie Brown, President of American Life League. 

No one worried about receiving the Holy Eucharist in a state of mortal sin, but the coronavirus shows up and suddenly we have all these rules and regulations in every diocese! 

It’s enough to make an average Catholic wonder.

What will it take for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to defend the Holy Eucharist against pro-abortion Catholic public figures?

Abortion Joe Biden doesn’t seem to be much concerned.  Neither was Nancy Pelosi as she was lobbying to give Planned Parenthood access to over $1 billion in federal taxpayer funding in direct violation of the Hyde Amendment.

. . . and do we even need to mention Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez? 

Yet once again — with few and notable exceptions — where are our bishops?  Why are Masses closed while Planned Parenthood remains open for business?

It is high time the USCCB start enforcing Canon 915 and take square aim at those who are giving aid and comfort to Planned Parenthood and the hundreds of abortion centers still open across the country.

Right now in Virginia, it is a Class 1 misdemeanor to attend Holy Mass with more than 10 people.  That’s 12 months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine.

But Planned Parenthood abortion centers across America are exempt from these restrictions as they continue to slaughter innocent babies. 

If the USCCB can’t stand up to the likes of Planned Parenthood, how on earth are they ever going to stand firm in defense of the Holy Eucharist from sacrilege by these pro-abortion Catholics?

Every year, American Life League publishes our “Deadly Dozen” list — 12 so-called Catholic public figures who defy Catholic teaching on abortion, yet still receive the Eucharist in defiance of Canon Law.  

This year, we want to make sure the Catholic bishops have the guts to do the right thing.  If they can protect the Eucharist from a virus, they can protect the Eucharist from the worst virus of them all — an obstinate mortal sin.

Where on earth are our shepherds??

Our Catholic bishops need to be reminded of their duties to the Catholic faithful.  If we can protect the Eucharist from a virus, we can protect the Eucharist from sacrilege.  Simple as that!

But I need your help to bring the USCCB to their senses.  Help me enforce Canon 915 against these so-called “Catholic public figures!

PS:  REMEMBER that no one worried about receiving the Holy Eucharist in a state of obstinate mortal sin, but a virus shows up and suddenly we have all these rules and regulations in every diocese! 

Masses are closed; Planned Parenthood is open; our bishops are silent.  All we have is one another — which is why I urgently need your help to enforce Canon 915 today.

Please Contact Your Elected Officials: Abortion Facilities are Not Essential Businesses

The following is from Sandy Slater, President of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.  Links are provided in this post for the Pennsylvania governor and legislators. (Those who live in other states can find your elected officials information on the web.)   Leave your message for them along with your name, address (so they know you are in their district) and phone number to let them know how you feel.  It’s time the abortion industry is made to realize that they are not above the law and deserve no special privileges!  

ERA

This is an activity that is requested of you.

Other states are doing this.  PA tends to see what “other” states are doing and whether they succeeded.  In both cases:  Maryland and Mississippi, the governors are ordering the close of abortion clinics.  I intend to contact our governor’s office (we may not be able to get through because I tried it this week) or my representative to request the same.  Please do this activity.  It is worth a try and ask for a response.

Those of you who attend the BCPLC meetings received a list of the legislators at the meeting or you can use the links provided below.

Contact the Governor’s Office

Find your Pennsylvania State Legislators

Other governors have issued similar orders limiting non-essential medical procedures.  Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Ohio included abortion facilities in their bans on non-essential surgeries and procedures.

Maryland Orders Abortion Clinics to Close During Coronavirus Crisis, Abortions are Not Essential

Mississippi Gov Orders Abortion Clinic to Close During Coronavirus Crisis, Abortions Not Essential