Tom MacDonald, a rapper from Canada, uses his music skills to bring to light a problem in our culture.
We have seen of recent young people begging for safe spaces from ideologies that are not in line with their soo called “views”. I wonder how many of them know the issue at hand even before they were brainwashed by communist and corrupted teacher’s unions that are causing more harm than good.
The rapper’s recent music video takes aim at a group that we see on college campuses that would stop at nothing to vandalize and steal off of a display all because it “hurts their feelings”.
One of the lyrics that jumps out from his song reads:
You think taking guns away will save our kids from the killings But your pro-choice abortion kills way more children
This is how you use your God-given talents. So what are we waiting for?
If this blog can do a highlight of the week, then the valedictorian speech during high school graduation would make the list for all the wrong reasons.
A speech given by Paxton Smith that went viral has gotten many people talking. She argues where Texas has gone wrong after signing into law a heartbeat bill that recently passed. However, her logic and reasoning fell short. She used the platform as an opportunity to promote abortion and birth control. She admitted that she is afraid of bringing a child into the world if she faced an unplanned pregnancy and contraception fails (which does) due to inconvenience. The purpose of a high school valedictorian speech is to reflect on the four years of high school or college. It is not a time for propaganda. Even the board of her now alma mater were not notified about the change in her speech.
Some pro-lifers respond to her speech.
Dr. Monique Ruberu took it to her personal Facebook page to address where she is wrong:
Dear Paxton, You are a strong girl, an intelligent girl, but sadly you have bought the lie sold to so many beautiful women all over the world. You are correct that contraceptives do fail… the only way to 100% avoid pregnancy is to abstain from sex… this will help you to know that the man in your life is not using you for his sexual pleasure… it will leave you strong, confident, with the knowledge that the person you are dating is with you because of your beautiful mind, heart, and soul. If you one day marry this man and you need to abstain because of illness or a complication in pregnancy – you will have 100% confidence that he is not going to cheat on you because he is not with you just to satisfy his sexual desires… your relationship will be based on so much more, awesome conversation, dreams, trust… love and respect… If one day God forbid you are raped… the people I know who were conceived in rape are the most beautiful, loving, intelligent, life-changing people I know… to say they should have been aborted because of the sins of their father is heartless. The women who choose to give birth and keep their child or allow their child to be adopted typically do so much better than those who choose abortion… they know that although they were harmed, they are not perpetuating that harm upon another innocent person. Life doesn’t end with pregnancy… even if it is unplanned… every life is precious. You can still accomplish every dream, every goal… these moms need support and someone to tell them they are capable… instead you just told your entire class at lake highlands hs that the women are weak and if pregnant they are incapable of accomplishing great things… how many moms go to school, work, provide for their kids…. you negated all of that strength, that resilience, the very essence of being a strong woman… but it’s not your fault because you were fed a lie… so now is your chance… open your eyes… see how awesome life is… see how awesome women are … see that every life is a gift and every person is precious… see that you can choose to stop having sex … and you would have much less to fear…
To My Daughters, Please do not look up to girls like Paxton Smith. She may have the ability to string together emotionally driven words, but if they are not founded in truth it will lead to destruction. I know this so well. When mommy was a senior in high school I made a huge mistake that I will regret for the rest of my life. I believed the very lies that Ms. Smith relayed in her valedictorian speech. When I found out I was pregnant I felt that my dreams, my goals, and my aspirations were being stripped from me. Knowing what I know now, they were simply feelings. Feelings change but truth does not. As an immature teenage girl, I believed the lie that ending the life of my child would restore my dreams, my goals, and my aspirations. After consuming poisonous pills to end the life of my baby, your sibling, that is not what happened. Nothing was restored. It was all a lie. The regret settled in, but I quickly pushed it down to survive. There is nothing natural about taking the life of your own child. I do not care how empowering someone like Ms. Paxton may make it sound. The reality is I had no right to take the life of my innocent child for my own selfish gain. The last thing I would ever want for my beautiful girls is to believe that lie. What makes you a powerful woman is unapologetically being who God created you to be. It’s standing in truth even when the world is trying to convince you to live in lies. I pray Ms. Paxton will someday take her gift of intelligence and use it to protect life, not promote death.
Supporting women and their pregnancy by showering them with help, love, and mercy is pro-woman. That will in essence defeat abortion in our society.
After a one-year hiatus, Center City Philadelphia was fully alive with the sight of smiles and friendliness of high school, seminarians, and even college students from Philly’s Youth Mission Chapter. Due to the pandemic last year, the Holy Week outreach went virtual. While it was good to improvise, many felt that there was a component missing. That would soon be found through an eventful Good Friday.
About 150 youth took the city by storm during Holy Week. For Good Friday, the day in Center City Philadelphia began with a one-hour prayer vigil outside of Planned Parenthood. Even the police officers were thrilled to see the youth take time out of their Easter break to bring the faith and light of Christ to those on the margins.
After a one-hour vigil, which included testimonies, rosary, and Divine Mercy Chaplet, the youth broke off around the city to collect intentions for the 3PM Service at the Basilica. Some of the passerbyers took time to admire the youth’s courage and tenacity to show kindness to others.
The pivotal part of the day for the large group was the Living Stations that took place from St. Patrick’s Church in Rittenhouse Square through town to the Basilica. As I was walking in the procession, I took time to survey how everyone stopped and watched everything unfold before them as they were reminded of what Good Friday let alone Easter was all about. Despite some occasional head shaking and maybe some uncharitable taunts, the people continue onward. The most moving part was the parkway was used to signify the lord’s journey to Calvary as I was taking in the background of City Hall and the large crowd following Jesus.
These young people bring hope to a city that is in need of it. Philadelphia has 12,000-13,000 abortions annually. That is extremely more devastating than the 500 homicides that happen in our city. Even a high poverty rate was needed to be shown by many. The youth even came out of their comfort zones to fulfill works of mercy to all around them.
These young people remind us why life from womb to tomb is precious and is worthy of protection. Even Jesus, portrayed by Jack Terzian, remembered every child of his that was going to be victimized by such atrocious acts while also asking his father to forgive his perpetrator.
If you are in the Philly area and interested in getting involved with Mission Youth Philly, please visit their website here.
The following is from Tina Whittington, the Vice President of Students for Life of America.
I need you to SAVE THE DATE for our 2022 National Pro-Life Summit in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 22, 2022.
This one-day training event for grassroots pro-life activists of all ages saw a record-breaking crowd, selling out at over 3,400 attendees in January 2020.
As you know, we had to replace the 2021 National Pro-Life Summit with our National #Stand4Life Weekend that we hosted in 18 cities across the country and online with more than 63,000 pro-lifers joining us!
But today, I am thrilled to announce that the National Pro-Life Summit is BACK for 2022 and will be better than ever!
While we’ll be revealing the theme of the 2022 National Summit at a later date, what I can tell you right now is all the benefits of attending, like…
Explore and strengthen your personal calling for Life
Become energized to protect the preborn and their mothers
Learn how to engage in the culture more effectively
Strategize with other pro-life youth and adults from communities across the nation
Meet and hear from dozens of experts in the pro-life movement
More details are to come, but you can sign up here to stay in the loop about all Summit-related announcements and updates.
We will sell out again this year…so, trust me, you’ll want to be among the first to know when registration goes live.
I hope you’ll consider joining me, the rest of the Students for Life team, and 3,000+ of your closest pro-life friends in January!
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.
Please let me know if you would like to sign up for:
Why are children in the womb not considered part of the human race by those who support abortion rights? It’s as if “we” are all over here and “they” are over there, isolated all by themselves when in fact, they are us.
Aren’t we supposed to be inclusive, especially in today’s hyper-sensitive society? Should we not err on the side of caution and safety before hurting anyone’s feelings or physically harming anyone? And yet when it comes to aborting our progeny, we throw caution to the wind and allow – and sometimes applaud – an innocent heartbeat to stop, in an exceedingly violent manner. That is what murder is – the taking of an innocent life. Why is this tolerated by a supposedly progressive and intelligent society?
These children who have been created through a sexual act are human beings in their earliest stages. It’s not about what they can or cannot do. It’s about a new life that according to science has been created when the egg and the sperm meet. If we are supposed to follow the science when it comes to the Covid pandemic or global warming, why is it OK to ignore the science when it comes to the creation of the human race? These newly created lives are part of the human community. And yet, by celebrating the right to abort we are not considering them as part of us. We are treating them as if they are an alien life form and have no right to become part of our human race family if we so deem it. How is that kind? How is that inclusive? How is that socially acceptable? They are us.
These zygotes, turned embryos, turned fetuses, turned infants, turned toddlers, turned teenagers, turned adults are us. So how can we nod our head in agreement that it is acceptable to extinguish their lives under the premise that they have no function when in the womb? And how can we claim it is none of our business? Aren’t we supposed to be each other’s business? Taking care of others, looking out for others, helping others when they fall to stand back up and move forward? Why is all this thoughtfulness erased when it comes to children in the womb. They are us.
By supporting abortion up to nine months (on demand), which is the mission of our current administration*, we as a country are stating that preborn children are not us – unless they are wanted, then they are us. Therefore, we are deciding if life is valuable enough to keep based on what its function is, or if that life is wanted? And if it’s not wanted, then they are not us?
Is this who we are as a society?People who subjectively judge which babies are allowed to die and which are allowed to live?And even sadder, heartlessly cheer and applaud when our President, Vice-President, governors and representatives ferociously defend the right to allow it. This is us?
Planned Parenthood, 1144 Locust Street, Center City Philadelphia, 19107 9:00-10:00 AM. At 1:00 PM, Living Stations of the Cross commences at St. Patrick Church, at 20th and Locust Streets. The procession will go from 20th and Locust around the city to the Basilica before the 3PM service. The Living Stations of the Cross will be performed by high school and college students from Philly Youth Missions.
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.