We Can Only Imagine….

On October 25, 1994, Susan Smith of South Carolina strapped her two children into their car seats in her Mazda Protégé and proceeded to release the car down a ramp into John D. Long Lake.  Alex was 14 months and Michael was 3 years old.  She then reported the car had been hijacked with the children in it and a manhunt ensued.  On November 2, 1994 she pleaded with the hijackers on live TV to return Alex and Michael and then on November 3rd finally admitted to killing her children. The next day the children were found, still buckled in their seats in the car at the bottom of the lake. One of the divers, Steve Morrow,  said there was a small hand against a window pane and the car seats were dangling upside down. 

At the time there was intense media coverage and an outpouring of public sympathy for these children.  I could not help but imagine the two children in the backseat.  Were they awake?  Were they scared when they realized there was no adult with them?  Were they alive when the water started filling the car?  Did they cry?  Did they scream for their mother? Did they struggle in their car seats? 

Dr. Anthony Levatino

Children whose lives are ended thru abortion are in a similar circumstance.  They are trapped, there is no one to stop what’s happening, and their last moments are traumatic. Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist, has created several educational videos* (animated drawings) to describe the abortion process. Dr. Levatino early in his career had completed 1200 abortions but later had a conversion – prompted by circumstances in his personal life – and decided never to perform another abortion.   His description of the various abortion methods is very clinical and straightforward.   I’d like to think that if people actually were educated about abortion from a medical standpoint it would make them pause and reflect on how violently life is being destroyed, regardless of its legality.

Politicians may defend and applaud a woman’s right to choose, but the victim of abortion deserves equal consideration.  We cannot ignore the fact that there is a child undergoing severe stress to allow for the predicted outcome of two heartbeats going into an abortion practice but only one coming out. There are those that say the child is not aware of anything, so that makes the vacuums and curettes OK. How cold-hearted is that?  And what degree of confidence do we have in that statement when considering a more fully developed child will receive a needle with a lethal dose of digoxin applied to her heart, torso or head to cause fatal cardiac arrest before surgically disassembling her body. Dr. Colleen Malloy, MD, a board certified Neonatologist and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2012 stated that at 20-week gestation a child’s pain receptors are present and linked.

Should the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision be codified as is the mission of the Biden/Harris ticket** state restrictions on abortion would in theory be nullified. This may not come to pass if the states challenge the federal government through the legal system.  But the fact that politicians who champion unrestricted abortion never mention the child in the equation is disturbing. By taking the time to view Dr. Levatino’s videos, we will have a better understanding of what a baby experiences during an abortion and also the effects that abortion may have on the child’s mother.  Shouldn’t we at least understand both sides of the story before pulling that lever or completing our ballot? Knowledge is power….and silence is approval.

 We will never know what the Smith children experienced in their last moments in the back of that car but we can imagine it was terrifying.  Are we as a country any better than Susan Smith if we refuse to acknowledge the horror of a child’s death at the hands of an abortionist?

* https://www.abortionprocedures.com/about-dr-levatino/

**Source: https://joebiden.com/womens-agenda/Stop state laws violating Roe v. WadeBiden will work to codify Roe v. Wade, and his Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate Roe v. Wade.

“RIGHT TO BIRTH” Mass and Rally

To conclude the Fall 202 40 Days for Life Campaign, the Pro-Life Union invites all to the Right to Birth mass and rally on Saturday, October 31st.

Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dennis Gill at 8AM.

A procession to Planned Parenthood will immediately follow and Clenard Childress will be the main highlight.

The True Story of Kermit Gosnell – a Presentation by Detective Jim Wood

 

The Bucks County Right to Life would like to invite everyone to join them for a presentation on Sunday, October 25th by Detective Jim Wood.  Details are below including links to livestream this event from either Our Lady of Guadalupe parish website or through their Facebook page.  We ask that you print out the attached flyer and distribute to all your pro-life family and friends.  We hope to have a good showing both at the church and through livestreaming.  

 

 

Come listen to Detective Jim Wood give a presentation about his experiences during the investigation and trial of Kermit Gosnell, the world’s most horrific serial killer of late-term unborn babies.  Detective Wood was a Philadelphia police officer from 1986 to 2011 and his work after the case led to Pennsylvania passing a law requiring mandatory health inspections of all abortion facilities.  

Gosnell, who was once a well-respected doctor, was arrested, charged, and convicted of the deaths of three babies who were born alive and killed. He was also convicted of the overdose death of a women who had an abortion.

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.  

We will follow the soical guidelines provided by the CDC and the State of Pennsylvania.  Those who are still uncomfortable with being in a closed environment due to COVID-19 will be able to live-stream this event through the parish website using this link,  or through Facebook using this link.   

This event is sponsored by the Bucks County Right to Life

 
True Story of Kermit Gosnell flyer

Compromising Life?

Compromising on Abortion.   What does that mean?   In the September 28th issue of Bloomberg’s Businessweek an article quoted two political scientists stating their opinion that some of the up and coming Republican Party female candidates are “very, very, conservative” and “they’re going to want to be confrontational.”  The article’s author then went on to explain that 20 years ago, many conservative (Republican) women in Congress were moderates who compromised with Democrats on such issues as abortion, health care, and education.  I can understand negotiating and compromising on health care and education.  There are many facets to each and much of which entails finances and budgets.  But exactly how does one compromise on abortion? Perhaps convicted murderer and abortionist Kermit Gosnell who actually killed children after they passed thru the birth canal is an example of compromising on abortion — he let them take a gulp of air and then went on to kill them.

As to the confrontational comment, I expect any one who has taken an oath to represent me to be confrontational. Taking the life of a child, stopping a heart beat and a brain wave is worth confrontation.  If someone came inside your home to take your son, your daughter, your niece, your nephew, your grandchild wouldn’t you be confrontational?  Or would you compromise?  Would you say, take my daughter but not my son?  How about you leave the 8-year-old but go ahead and take the infant?  Or is it OK to compromise because the person under discussion cannot speak for themselves?

If we are willing to compromise with children’s lives, should we also be willing to compromise on society’s other vulnerable groups?  How would we go about compromising with the lives of the homeless, drug users, or senior citizens – all of whom in fact can at least speak for themselves.    Which ones do we keep and which ones do we toss, deciding that they have no value, no dignity and aren’t worthy of our best efforts to keep them alive?  Oh, that’s a different story isn’t it?  That kind of compromising might get a politician some bad press and we don’t want to appear socially insensitive, do we?

The issues with political discussions about abortion are two-fold.  Firstly, politicians embracing abortion rights actually refuse to use the word abortion.  These politicians and their followers mask the word abortion by referring to it as: health care, procedure, Roe v Wade, choice, right to choose, reproductive rights, etc.  If you believe in it, then call it what it actually is…abortion.  Secondly, they opt to ignore the fact that these children are just that, children who are growing with their own DNA, their own heartbeats and their own brain waves. And while the Roe v Wade decision of 1973 was as careless to newly created life then as it is now, we now have so much more medical and scientific knowledge to bolster the argument that these are in fact persons in their own right.  Rather than saying abortion is legal and therefore OK, shouldn’t we be questioning the past and then pursuing positive (for the child) change to the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion.  (See, I used the actual word abortion twice in one sentence – it can be done.).  Cancel culture stops at the door of abortion rights apparently – not allowed to cancel those.

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Compromise.  We’ve all done it to avoid a standoff or to move things along.  We might not have been 100% happy with the results but we knew we could come back another day and re-visit the issue.  Once a child has been aborted, that option is no longer available.  There’s no coming back from compromising someone else’s life.  And in my home state of Pennsylvania most recent statistics report 30,364 compromises of someone else’s life in 2018.

40 Days for Life Kickoff at St. Agnes Parish, West Chester, PA, September 22nd

Below is a message from Rachel Hayes, Leader of Forty Days for Life, Chester County, PA.

Dear Friends,

September 22nd (6pm – 7pm) Kickoff at St. Agnes Parish, 233 West Gay Street, West Chester (parking behind the church). Join us for a time of prayer, praise, and testimony to the beauty and sanctity of Life. Who doesn’t need to be freshly encouraged to persevere and not give up hope as we launch into our 27th campaign of peacful vigil to save lives and end abortion in West Chester?  

40 days for Life begins September 23 covering weekdays and Saturdays, 7am -7pm. I really need your help to get these hours filled as soon as possible. I know we all have very busy lives filled with service, work, school, and caring for our families, but if each person on this list committed to just one hour of vigil and encouraged one family member/friend to do the same, we could have the entire vigil fully covered with two people present & praying throughout. We can do this!

Do you have one hour to give from Sept. 23rd – Oct. 31st? 

PLEASE visit our campaign page and commit NOW for an hour of vigil anytime throughout the campaign and/or sign up through your church’s vigil coordinator. 

October 17th Midway Baby Donation Dropoff. Email to follow with specific needs, and information will also be posted to our campaign page.

THANK YOU in advance for stepping up to be a voice for the voiceless! 

Rachel Hayes
Chester County – Leader
rachel.ava.hayes@gmail.com

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PRE-ORDER “THE CHOICE” TODAY

Dinesh D’Souza’s daughter, Danielle, is coming out with the most anticipated and even provocative book to dispel the pro-abortion arguments.

This time, she answers the “why” when it comes to abortion being allowed in our country. She engages the abortion lobby head on by breaking down each argument.

This book can be the most powerful weapon to reach deeper into the roots of pro-abort’s thinking.

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We Have to Stop this, Right?

Pats letterAbortion.  Why is the very word not associated with child abuse? Culturally across the globe we separate the two.  Abortion is the deliberate killing of a pre-born child as a result of various extenuating circumstances of the mother and father and is deemed allowable.  Child abuse on the other hand is deemed horrendous.  Even the most stoic of visages take on a look of shock, rage or sadness when they hear of abuse at the hands of parents, caregivers or authorities, present or past.  It is rooted out, but there is always more.  More stories, more sadness, more reparations that really don’t repair.

Why is there not the same level of shock, rage or sadness when it comes to abortion?  These are our kids.  What happens to them?   They are denied a first breath and banished to an unknown grave of medical waste.  Should we not be looking out for the smallest and weakest among us?  These children are innocent, beyond reproach and yet time and time again over the years they have been let down by governmental systems, treated cruelly and preyed upon.  Just because we can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there, that they aren’t worth our time.  Just because they can’t speak doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a voice as part of their generation.  How can pro-choice politicians rail against all forms of violence, and then acquiesce when it comes to abortion? Do they not see it as a violent form of death? Do they not believe that a newly created life is worthy of dignity and respect?  Do they not understand that killing a child is not necessary to save the mother in a medical emergency.  Science and medicine have offered other options.  They don’t even apologize for it any more.  No more do they pronounce abortion should be safe, legal and rare.  “And rare” was dropped from their vernacular as they capitulated to their political donors and voter base. The pro-choice argument that these children are not “real” until they emerge from the birth canal is old, tired and washed up.  Science has proven each child has her own DNA from conception and a beating heart within the sixth week of the pregnancy.

Should not those in authority be striving diligently political party against political party to limit the cruelty  – or eradicating it – instead of celebrating the expansion of it?  By codifying Roe vs Wade we risk losing the state-level limitations that have been put in place to curb the abuse of these children.  This could lead to unrestricted abortions throughout the full term of a pregnancy; it may allow for abortion centers to not be regulated as medical facilities; and it will allow for a young girl on her own, with no parental or guardian knowledge,  to make a decision she may not fully comprehend, later regret and carry with her throughout her life – yet another form of child abuse.

We cannot and should not allow abortion to be hidden behind the abortion is not healthcareeuphemism of reproductive health care.  Why do candidates who support abortion on demand never mouth the words in public?  Because it makes constituents with a conscience recoil ever so slightly, even if they agree with the premise.  Women’s health care has a positive tone to it.  Abortion invites only an image of a child broken into pieces or washed away in a vacuum.  Who wants their fan base carrying that image away from a rally or when casting their vote?

We have to stop this, right?  Who is looking out for these kids?  These are the questions that always arise in discussions of child abuse. We don’t turn our heads away then and say it’s none of our business. Why are these same questions not raised for a child in the womb?

NJ Board of Medical Examiners Votes to Adopt Abortion Rules Which Will Place Women’s Lives in Danger

Some very sad news from New Jersey.  Please see the information from Marie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life below.  Marie asked that we spread the word about this proposed rule and the extreme, harmful pro-abortion policies of Governor Murphy and his administration. 

The NJ Board of Medical Examiners voted unanimously yesterday to change the rules governing abortion.  As stated in their Press releaseproposed
regulatory changes include:

  • repealing the Termination of Pregnancy rule that singles out abortion care for targeted regulation by, among other things, requiring that all terminations of pregnancy be performed only by a physician, and barring office-based terminations beyond 14 weeks gestation;
  • clearing the path for Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Midwives to perform early aspiration terminations of pregnancy (in addition to medication-based termination of pregnancy, which is already permitted); and
  • updating the regulations to integrate reproductive care within the generally applicable rules designed to ensure the safety of patients who undergo surgery or special procedures in an office setting.

These proposed rules will be posted on-line in the New Jersey Register in the coming months and the public will have a chance to comment on this proposal.

This was obviously a stealth, backdoor plan which commenced with the election of Governor Murphy to adopt an extreme NY-style abortion law to accede to the demands of his abortion supporters.  Contrary to the NJ Board of Medical Examiners’ false assertions, abortion is not a safe procedure and these proposed rules are sure to place women’s lives and health in danger.  Through their actions, the NJ Board of Medical Examiners’ has clearly forfeited their credibility as an independent agency whose paramount responsibility is to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare.  The rules certainly don’t protect women, but instead protect those who  shamefully seek to make a profit off of the bodies of women and the death of innocent children.

We will let you know when the comment period commences. Please spread the word about this proposed rule and the extreme, harmful pro-abortion policies of Governor Murphy and his administration.

VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE HOSTED BY STUDENTS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA

The following is from an email blast sent by Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America.

I want to invite you to a special pro-life, virtual event thisTuesday (September 8th) featuring one of Pennsylvania’s pro-life champions!

On Tuesday evening at 6PM EST, can you join Students for Life Action and Drew Murray for a Pro-Life Generation Roundtable on “Pursuing a Post-Roe Pennsylvania?”

Drew is running for Pennsylvania State House District 182, and his opponent is the infamous Brian Sims.

You remember PA Representative Sims right? He made headlines last year for harassing two young girls, Students for Life members, as they prayed outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in his Philadelphia district.

Drew has a solid pro-life record and will surely be an unwavering ally for the preborn if elected to the Pennsylvania State House. So, we would love for you to meet him and have the opportunity to ask him any questions you may have.

To register for the Pro-Life Generation PA Roundtable with Drew Murrayjust click here.

At Students for Life Action, we are committed to enacting pro-life policies that will uphold the rights of the pre-born in Pennsylvania and working towards that day when abortion is unthinkable and illegal..

I hope you can join us this Tuesday, Sept 8th at 6pm EST!

Wanna Get Involved in Public Policy? Two Opportunities To Do So

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia is launching an exciting outreach in the effort to gear up for a post-Roe America. The following exerpt is from Joe Garecht.

In many ways, the end of legalized abortion in our country is closer than ever before. It is critical that we engage on every front of this battle with thoughtful, coordinated and effective advocacy for the unborn.

Would you consider joining our newly formed Pro-Life Action Team? Led by Joe Garecht and the PLU Public Affairs committee, the goal of this group is to concentrate citizen advocacy for the pro life cause in the spheres of politics and the media.

Commitment will be a specific action item once every other month – typically contacting a legislator via phone or email, or sending a comment/op ed to local media outlets – and occasional meetings, no more than twice per year.

Our voices are powerful! We have heard from state legislators that they felt compelled to act on bills in front of their committee after receiving as few as 12 emails or phone calls from constituents. When we organize and combine our advocacy efforts we improve the chance for lasting change in our community on behalf of the unborn.

Please send your name, email and phone number to Tom Stevens with the subject Pro-Life Action Team to mail@prolifeunion.org and let us know we can add you to the Pro-Life Action Team!

In addition, Students for Life of America have an opportunity to give you the knowledge and tools to engage in public policy.

While COVID-19 is affecting the pro-life movement’s ability to train grassroots activists of all ages, Students for Life is now able to bring our pro-life trainings from campuses right into your home.  Enroll in pro-life “majors” in each pillar of pro-life activism.

Not a student?  No problem!  Continuing your education is important to us and there is no age limit on being an effective pro-life advocate. 

How Does It Work?

  • There are four course subjects (Effective Education, Industry Impact, Public Policy, and Supportive Services) in each of the three education levels (High School, College, Adult).
  • All are welcome to join one or more classes as the schedule allows.  Each course will cover FIVE bi-weekly live video classes, and four on-your-own optional assignment weeks.
  • Classes begin the week of September 14th (check each course for exact times) and wrap-up the week of November 9th. 

REGISTER NOW for a course in your current education level. 
Scroll down to choose: High School, College, or Continuing Education (Adult).

If course times do not fit in your schedule, you can work through our self-paced pillar courses which are always available on www.studentsforlifehq.com or connect with your Regional Coordinator here.