AUGUST 2021 TO DO LIST

We are over a third into the dog days of summer. By now, we have seen advertisements for back-to-school, last-minute summer getaways, and even some early Christmas deals. Before you know it, the summer is over and it is back to reality for many people. Here are some things you can do this month to advance the culture of life:

  1. Take part in prayer vigils
  2. Sign up for 40 Days for Life
  3. Read a pro-life book or two with our list here.
  4. Volunteer at a local pregnancy resource center
  5. Sponsor a Holy Hour for Life at your parish
  6. Collect diapers and material items for moms in need
  7. Take part in National Pro-Life Chaslk Day on August 7th. Find out more here.
  8. Take part in the First Saturday and First Friday devotions
  9. Make plans to attend your state’s March for Life. For Pennsylvania, visit here. For California, visit here. For Virginia, visit here.
  10. Heading back to school? Form a pro-life group (if there isn’t one), Recruit new members during activities fair on your campus.
  11. Start planning your trip to the 49th annual March for Life in DC on Friday, January 21st 2022. Learn more from our previous blogpost here.

Pro-Lifers Rally For Unborn Freedom

Pro-Lifers can peacefully march in the cold and as a test to their character they can even do the same in the scorching heat.

400 pro-lifers across the Greater Philadelphia area were in attendance for the summer rally. The day began with Mass at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. In his greeting and homily, Father Dennis Gill reminded the faithful gathered to continue to pray for the defense of human life, especially in its most vulnerable stage. He also reminded them that the Blessed Mother is with them and interceding with them as they continue to take a bold stand against the greater destroyer of life in society, abortion.

After mass ended, the faithful peacefully processed down to Planned Parenthood located at 12th and Locust. They were people shaking heads in disgust, high-fiving three lone escorts, and even honks for death.

The speakers took time to address authentic womanhood, the need for pro-lifers to be present, what we are really fighting when present outside of abortion facilities, and to be a peaceful vessel of God’s grace through our presences and prayers.

See our photo gallery here.

July To-Do List

We’re halfway through the year. It felt like yesterday that we said good riddance to 2020 that will eventually be a livid memory.

Now, that we are slowly but surely coming out of the nerve-wrecking pandemic, it is time to step up your game to defend life in your community.

Here are events and suggestions for July:

  1. First Friday and Saturday devotions
  2. Pray the Patriotic Rosary for the 4th of July holiday
  3. Educate people about the importance of the Declaration of Independence, particularly the first inalienable right.
  4. Make a Holy Hour for Life
  5. Take part in Sidewalk Servants
  6. Learn how to Sidewalk Counsel
  7. Volunteer at a pregnancy resource center
  8. Distribute water, food, and toiletries to the homeless
  9. Host a fundraiser for a homeless shelter, crisis resource center, etc
  10. When on vacation, locate an abortion facility near the destination and pray for an hour while meeting local activists.
  11. Participate in the summer rally near you. Details coming soon.
  12. Join the Sisters of Life in a rosary walk on July 24th. It’ll start at Basilica at 10AM.
  13. Run a maternity drive for mothers in need and pregnancy resource centers.

Overall, your pro-life conviction does not take a vacation. It is 24/7. Be sure to be creative with exercising your pro-life views.

Have a great month of July and a safe summer.

FREEDOM FOR THE UNBORN RALLY

Philly Pro-Lifers are asked to participate in the summer rally on July 17th.

Come one. Come all. Bring your family, club, parishioners, and pro-life groups

Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Continues First Friday Life Chains at PP in Warminster

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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, July 2 , 2021 at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  (see parking instructions here). 

We are also asking for those who attend to consider bringing diapers and wipes for Guiding Star Ministries and the Pro-life Union’s new outreach center in the Frankford center of Philly. (see related article here). 

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.  

Nothing Can Stop You From Doing God’s Will

The following is from a text message sent by Marlene Downing. Be sure to learn about her debut novel here. Also if you live in the Greater Philadelphia area, check out Sidewalks Servants and cover an hour or two with prayer. Need training? The Sisters of Life has you covered.

It was a traffic jam backed up all the way to Chester. I knew that God was up to something. 

When I arrived at Planned Parenthood I saw Manuel on his post  serving as he always does. I apologized for not being there sooner. I missed an hour of my shift.

There was a young lady crying in the courtyard. I told her that I would like to talk to her but I can’t come in there. I put my arm around her and walked with her. She was telling me her story and so grateful that we were there. 

I called Guiding Star Ministries and they weren’t able to do an interview right away because of an emergency. I then called Pat  for openings at Our Ladies House. He said that he would reach out and today the young lady had an interview with them for housing.

She is going to keep her baby. 

Be encouraged everyone..No matter what it looks like your presence matters. 

Planned Parenthood Northeast (Philadelphia) Surgical Center Failed Incidents Health Report December 2020

Pro-choice advocates continue to challenge anything they consider a roadblock to obtaining an abortion.  One of their often-heard complaints is the fact that in some states, these abortion surgical centers need to be inspected.  This requirement in Pennsylvania was the direct result of the Philadelphia-based Gosnell abortion clinic which was not inspected for years.  Once the atrocities that occurred there became known, Gosnell’s abortion clinic assumed the title of “the House of Horrors” where women died or were injured during the abortion process, three newborn babies were murdered during late-term abortions and aborted baby parts were found in jars scattered throughout the building.

Is this really want we want in a supposed civilized society? 

Why would you not want all medical facilities to be inspected?  Even if you support abortion, should not a clean, well-run facility be where you would want to go? 

As an example of what is found during these state inspections, please see the most recent report below for the Northeast Philadelphia Planned Parenthood Women’s Surgical Center (December 2020) found on the PA Department of Health website.  Inspections are not a means of delaying abortions – they are a way to ensure that those obtaining an abortion are treated with the same safety protocols as anyone would be in a hospital or outpatient procedure center. 

I often think if these inspections were not required, the pro-abortion advocates would be demanding that these facilities be clean and within all state guidelines as are other medical facilities. But because Planned Parenthood and other abortion centers complain about the inspection requirements (in their words “administrative hurdles) pro-abortion advocates have re-framed the discussion into one of limiting freedom to abort. Planned Parenthood calls these TRAP laws (Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers).

Steps taken to ensure patient safety should not be confused with restricting those patients. 

I would suggest all readers of this blog intermittently monitor their individual state’s Department of Health website to review abortion clinic inspections.

PPSP FAR NORTHEAST HEALTH CENTER (Comly Road)
Health Inspection Results

12/2020                                                                                                                

Based on observation, review of facility policy and interview with staff (EMP), it was determined the facility failed to ensure a safe and sanitary environment in accordance with the facility approved policy for medication and specimen storage.

Findings include:

Observation tour conducted on December 16, 2020, with EMP2 revealed a specimen refrigerator which contain containers of tissue specimens revealed an open vial of tuberculin solution and quality control solutions. Further review revealed the tuberculin solution did not have a date of opening nor a date of discard.

Observation tour conducted on December 16, 2020, with EMP2 of the Operating Room revealed rust on brackets of the OR, stains on the OR floor and paint chips on the floor.

Review of facility policy “Infection Control Plan-Far Northeast Surgical Center last revised February 20, 2020, revealed “In using Standard Precautions, we assume all human blood, certain human body fluids and Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) are known to be infectious and use precautions with every patient and every procedure to reduce risk in the workplace. These practices are designed to both protect health care staff and to prevent staff from spreading infections among patients.”

An interview conducted on December 16, 2020, with EMP2 confirmed the above findings in the operating room and the issues of non-compliance identified in the specimen refrigerator during the observation tour in the facility.


Plan of Correction:

The Center Manager is responsible for ensuring the facility maintains a safe and sanitary environment and will address findings no later than 4/30/21.

1) The facility maintains two refrigerators, one for lab reagents/lab specimens and another for medication. The opened vial of tuberculin solution was removed/discarded immediately. All facility staff will receive training (retraining) on the Infection Control Plan related to proper storage and labeling of medication. The Center Manager (in collaboration with Director of Clinical Services) will provide staff retraining, obtain documentation of training, and monitor compliance. Additionally, labels with storage requirements will be added to the refrigerators. The Center Manager will monitor the refrigerators weekly for one month and monthly thereafter. Monitoring and any findings will be documented on the temperature logs, which are specific to each fridge. The CM will report on monitoring efforts at next quarterly Infection Control Committee. Reports from the Infection Control Committee are included in the quarterly Compliance, Risk, and Quality Management (CRQM) report to the Governing Board. The Director of Patient Services will ensure completion of the Plan of Correction.

2) As of 2/15/21, our Facilities Manager had serviced the Operating Room and the rust, stains and paint chips have been removed. The Center Manager (CM) will conduct monthly visual inspection of facility, looking for any items/areas needing repair (stains, rust, paint) and work with Facilities Manager to address any issues. The CM will report on monitoring efforts at next quarterly Infection Control Committee. Reports from the Infection Control Committee are included in the quarterly RQM report to the Governing Board. The Director of Patient Services will ensure completion of the Plan of Correction.

WOKE CATHOLICISM OR TRADITIONAL FAITH? REFLECTION FROM THE SIDEWALKS

After a few weeks of being sidelined from an injury, I was taken off of a sling and got the hint that it was time to get back to some normal routine. It felt good to be back.

As I arrived to the front entrance of the largest non-Planned Parenthood in the Keystone State, where 6500 babies, a majority of them are African American are murdered annually, I noticed something along the window cill where Heather places her filthy signs, filled with hypocrisy.

As I got a closer look, it turned out that they were peg dolls of different saints and titles of Mary. They appear to be holding a sigN like they were protesting. This time around, the notes, written by Heather, has a different jeering message geared towards a pro-lifer or reversing everything we say to the women entering the facility. Heather, a fallen away Catholic, prompted me to say something that goes to everyone who claim to be Catholic.

YOU CANNOT SAY THAT YOU’RE CATHOLIC AND TAKE PART DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY WITH ABORTION.

This is the example of woke culture. Heather is the epitome of it. She wants to play her own God, follow her own rules, and think that she is an expert in church teachings. She even follows the crowd that want to write their own catechism. Newsflash: you cannot change teachings that have proven to be true for three millenniums.

Add Heather Loesch daily to your prayers for conversion of heart.

MAY TO DO LIST

IT’S THE MONTH OF MAY!!!!!

Here are some things you can do during the month of May

  1. First Saturday devotion on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker
  2. Support a pregnancy center in your community.
  3. Host a baby shower for a mother facing an unexpected pregnancy
  4. Host a screening of the movie Roe v. Wade. Learn more here.
  5. Host America Needs Fatima rally in or around the feast day. Note: it falls on the 40th Day of Easter and Catholics must attend mass.
  6. Write cards to new moms and of course your own.
  7. Take part in Sidewalk Servants.
  8. Participate in local vigils near you.
  9. Keep in mind those who are graduating, receiving sacraments, and special occasions by supporting our pro-life businesses.
  10. Help your parish coalition hand out roses at your church while collecting donations for Mother’s Day.

This is the list of things to do to advance the culture of life.