JULY TO-DO LIST

We’re halfway through 2022. We have so much to celebrate, especially the recent ruling from the Supreme Court.

Now, that we will navigate the first full month in a post-Roe society, there is much work that needs to be done to build a culture of life. There is no victory lap.

Summer is upon us, yet we still must be present outside of abortion facilities, pregnancy resource centers (with the threat of the summer of rage from the pro-aborts), and even those from all walks of life

  1. Take part in prayer vigils near you
  2. Contact your priest and request a Mass be celebrated in thanksgiving for the reversal of Roe v Wade
  3. Donate to Crisis Pregnancy Center
  4. Brush up on pro-life apologetics
  5. Write op-eds for your paper
  6. Continue to recruit new people to join your respect life group at your church
  7. Help the elderly without air-conditioning or alone
  8. Host a BBQ/Shower for moms who courageously chose life but need help.
  9. When traveling, take part in a prayer vigil at the city of your destination

Make this your summer of service for the needy and marginalized.

ROE AND CASEY DECISIONS OVERTURNED; POST-ROE WORK HAS BEGUN

I know in the distance that 63 million unborn children denied the right to life are singing and leaping in rejoicing over the fact that Divine Providence was felt at the Supreme Court less than 50 years following the barbaric overreach through Roe V Wade. No golden jubilee for Roe come January 2023!

Today, on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, the Supreme Court ruled that the constitution does not guarantee abortion and Roe was unjust.

Surprisingly, the court ruling was 6-3 to overturn the original ruling from seven men (yes, men can and should have an opinion on abortion). The following ruled for the overturn Roberts, Coney-Barrett, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Alito, and Thomas. the rest of the judges ruled for the original to be upheld.

“Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote.

Now, that the overreach of abortion is back in the states, we have much work to do to build a culture of life. 24 out of 50 have already banned abortion. We must continue the work. We have the tools. It is now time to finish the job.

CALL TO ACTION

This is not the time to sit on the thumbs after the monumental victory. We must continue to defend life until everyone understands the fact that abortion is unthinkable. The pro-aborts, since the leak on May 1st, have attacked churches, declared open season on pro-lifers, and even pregnancy centers. They intend to do more regardless of today’s decision. We must double our efforts now more than ever

Here are things you can do:

  1. Continue being present in front of abortion facilities in your communities
  2. Volunteer to protect pregnancy resource centers as pro-aborts are planning to launch a summer of rage following the imminent ruling
  3. Continue to pray for the conversion of heart and healing across our land
  4. Protect your churches from potential attacks
  5. Persuade lawmakers to protect life from womb to tomb
  6. Host Holy Hour for Life at your church
  7. Brush up on apologetics

Buckle Up, ladies and gentlemen! Hang on to your valuables. The Post-Roe Ride is ready for ignition.

HOPE PREGNANCY CENTER VANDALIZED; NEVER GIVE IN

As the Dobbs v. Jackson decision is pending, the recent leak has propelled violent acts by unhinged pro-abortion terrorist organizations.

Unfortunately, Philadelphia was not immune to these attacks. Hope Pregnancy Center, located on Broad Street and a mile south of Temple University, was vandalized this past Saturday.

The details have not been released. The director asks for prayers and will update the pro-life community on what we can do.

It is clear that those who advocate for abortion and claim that pro-lifers don’t care about women are total hypocrites of this myth. They’re the ones who have been anti-woman. They’re the ones who see women as dollar signs. They’re the ones who do not want to help women with their pregnancies. They’re the ones who choose which science to follow while dismissing the claim that life begins at conception.

The real people since the half a century of the debate who care for women are those who work in pregnancy centers and are targets of domestic terrorists. Those who work or volunteer for the abortion industry lack love and mercy while carrying years of regret deep down their heavy, suffering hearts who are in need of Jesus.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill: We shall not be afraid nor fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in our communities, the public square, and oceans; we shall fight with growing confidence and growing perseverance in the faith that God is on our side. We shall never surrender. Never give in.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY VOTERS ARE ASKED TO SUPPORT NANCY PRICE

If you have friends in Montgomery County, please ask them to write in NANCY PRICE for Assembly in the 149th District on Election Day (17 May) and on early voting ballots… West Norriton, Bridgeport, Lower Merion, Upper Merion, West Conshohocken. 

Republicans have no candidate on the ballot in PA District 149. NANCY PRICE is running as a write-in candidate for this State Rep office in Montgomery County… a pro-God, pro-life write-in. 

Democrat opposition, who was running unopposed, scored 100% from planned parenthood and almost 0% from NRA. 

YOUR VOTE MATTERS!!!! WRITE IN NANCY PRICE

PRO-LIFERS, STAND FIRM. PRAY HARDER!

Like many people, I heard of the leak on the news about the possibility of Roe v Wade not making it to its 50th anniversary. (I think my sister and brother in law have a better shot at that). Even Justice Samuel Alito believes that the issue should be decided by the people, not the high court.

Since the news of the leak, pro-aborts have acted unhinged. There was a protest in Los Angeles that turned violent that law enforcement had to intervene. Even elected Karens, like Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, (I’m surprised she didn’t suffer a stroke after her agonizing rant). Wait a second, Sen. Karen of Massachusetts is angry? *Eye roll*. She is so angry that a snickers bar can’t turn her into a conservative.

Even Catholics for Choice (oxymoron name for a group) are up in arms with the leak that they are planning to protest during Catholic Masses nationwide on Mother’s Day weekend.

WHAT CAN CHRISTIANS DO

Regardless of the imminent outcome and ruling that will be casted by nine judges, pro-lifers must remain vigilant. Yes, Roe v Wade has been a controversial court decision for five decades, and there is light at the end of the tunnel for many pro-lifers to see this issue return to the states as it should have from the beginning.

The first and foremost thing to do is pray. Hold Holy Hours for an end to abortion and for the conversion of those who turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the cry of the most vulnerable of our society. Pray the rosary. Learn about the Flame of Love rosary that has been effective during several prayer vigils here.

Continue attending prayer vigils. This idea speaks for itself. The presence of pro-lifers has a powerful and profound impact on the number of people entering the facility. Your presence matters. 40 Days for Life Campaign may have came and went, but murders are still happening.

Participate in the 2022 elections. Primary season is heating up. Pennsylvania’s primary is Tuesday, May 17th. Be sure to vote with a clear conscience and in person. Visit here for all state primaries.

Speak up! This goes for laity and clergy alike. The only way hearts and minds will change in this ongoing debate to have these hard discussions. Indeed, we have seen the videos of a bunch of grown up kindergartners wanted to silence speech of people they don’t agree with. Bishops, Pastors, and Deacons, preach the message of life from the pulpits. We need more engaging homilies and sermons that pierce the hearts and minds of church-goers every given Sunday.

Laity, share the message of life on social media. Get louder on the platform if big tech tries to silence you. The truth can never be silenced or censored. The Minister of Lies can’t stop the movement that has gained momentum the last fifty years. This is our time! Let’s seize the moment!

Pray, Fast, and Give Alms!

PRO-LIFERS MOURN LOSS OF VICKI THORN

On Wednesday, the pro-life community has learned of the tragic loss of Vicki Thorn, foundress of Project Rachel, at the age of 72.

She shared her first indirect encountered when a friend needed help. “All I could do was just love her and be present to her, and make sure she was OK,” Thorn would recall years later. “But it was a life-changing experience for me, in understanding that abortion was not a non-event, that it left enormous footprints in someone’s life, and enormous pain.”

In 1984, Thorn founded Project Rachel while working for the Respect Life Office in Milwaukee. The idea of her ministry came from Jeremiah 31:25, which reads, “In Ramah is heard the sound of sobbing, bitter weeping! Rachel mourns for her children, she refuses to be consoled for her children — they are no more!”

In his statement on the tragic loss of Vicki Thorn, Archbishop Listecki recalled that “Vicki’s life was dedicated to a single mission; caring for men and women wounded by abortion. As the founder of Project Rachel, she single-handedly created a post-abortion healing ministry at a time when none existed,”

In 2021, Vicki Thorn received Evangelium Vitae Medal from the University of Notre Dame. View the presentation here.

Today, Project Rachel is flourishing through a majority of Archdioceses throughout the United States and in 25 additional countries.

More information about Project Rachel is available on the ministry’s USCCB’s website, or by calling 888-456-HOPE (4673).

Thousands of Students, Pro-Life Activists, Gather in Person and Virtually for “Post Roe” America

Over 2000 students from across the country made a long weekend in Washington, DC. Many were so happy at the moment when it was surreal to be “in person”. That came yesterday when they all gathered for the 2022 Pro-Life Summit. The theme of the conference was “All In for Life”, and it was no different as much anticipation is building for the reversal of the barbaric Supreme Court decision and a potential post-Roe America. It is fitting that the conference was held on the 49th anniversary of the controversial case casted down by 7 men on the Supreme Court bench.

Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America, delivered her opening remarks. Focusing on the inalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence, Hawkins told the attendees that even the founder fathers knew that without the right to life “everything else does not matter”. She encouraged everyone to continue the fight for the unborn in their communities and state while gearing up for a post-Roe America while sending the original decision to the “ash heap of history”.

Former VP Mike Pence delivered the keynote address. In it, he shared first hand how he had to do something when he heard the news of Roe v Wade. Along with former second lady, Karen they both protected life through their public service career. For Pence, he began when he was elected to Congress in 2001 and he dedicated his first session to defunding Planned Parenthood. Since then, he has consistently been a voice for the voiceless.

““The left believes children are a burden. We believe that they are a gift from God.” Pence remarked. The crowd stood and cheer. He encouraged everyone to persevere in the fight for the unborn, never give up, and get it done.

The summit included a myriad of speakers representing the diverse strength of the movement. One in particular, Christina Bennett. Bennett shared how she “escaped death” by the hands of a medical butcher. She knew that she had a purpose in life that even her mother knew from the moment blood was on the floor and wasn’t cleaned up. Today, she is a writer for Live Action and continues to help defend African Americans from abortion.

Delivering the evening keynote was Michael Knowles, author of his namesake podcast and author of “Speechless”, shared that in 43 states it is legal to murder a baby in its first trimester, 40 states allow abortions beginning at 15 weeks, at 25 weeks a baby can be murdered in 29 states, . He shared that the end of Roe would mark a monumental victory for “an end to abortion forever”.

Pro-lifers, let’s make 2022 a monumental year, whether you are a student, working professional, parent, clergy, or whatever you’re vocation in life is, you can make a difference and be all in for life. Don’t be afraid. If Jesus has to make sacrifices, so can you.

After Two Year Hiatus, March for Life Glad to Be “Back In-Person”

For hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers, they have longed to return to Washington, DC to be back in person as we slowly come out of the Draconian lockdowns and live in fear of an Orwellian reality.

Despite the efforts last year to proceed as planned, the event was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic and the plotted

That day become a reality as Jeanne Mancini, the President of the March for Life foundation, said in her opening remarks when she said, “It is good to be back in person”.

The three-quarters of a million gathered in the District of Columbia still stayed the course despite Mayor Martha Browser’s mandate for proof of vaccination for many dining and entertainment venues.

Mancini took the time to thank the lawmakers in Congress who have protected the most vulnerable on the federal level, especially longtime representative Chris Smith of New Jersey. Smith used his time to encourage those gathered to, “never give up.”

The main headliner for the March for Life was Fr. Mike Schmitz of Duluth, MN. Fr. Schmitz has a weekly Youtube video series on Ascension presents, and this time last year the No. 1 podcast titled, “Bible in a Year”. Correlating his message to a personal story involving his maternal grandmother, Fr. Mike shared how his grandmother Helen made a hard decision to walk away from a career as a nurse when her hospital participated in the evil of abortion. In his original message to his 8th-grade classmates, it was resonated again to the crowd that “every life matters.”

After hearing from dynamic speakers, the faithful who have gathered marched for a mile and a quarter from the National Mall to the Supreme Court. Along the way, the faithful would sing songs, pray the rosary or Divine Mercy chaplet, sing along to beloved hymns from TFP on the bagpipe and drums, overcome some occasional taunts from a small pro-abort counter-demonstration.

The peaceful, loving, and humble presence of the marchers continues to give people a glimpse of hope. It is the channel needed to bring equality to all unborn children in the womb because every life matters.

To view photos from the March, see our gallery here.

2021 In Review: Top 5 Blog Posts of The Year

It is hard to believe that 2021 ia now coming to a close. Soon we will welcome 2022 with much anticipation and anxiety as we will navigate uncertain waters when it comes time to see how we continue to advance the pro-life cause. Let us never forget God is with us, we are strong, and we are meant for a time like this. With that said, the bloggers of Voices for Life will countdown the top blogs of the year. Our first five will come from our own. It was a challenge to pick the best but here is your top five.

  1. Despite COVID pandemic, I managed to attend the March for Life in DC as it was virtual this year and carshed a national leaders march to the Supreme Court.
  2. In response to the uncertainty of the National March, the Greater Philly Pro-Life group pulled a successful inaugural March for Life in Philadelphia. This came days following the inauguration of a so called “Catholic President who has deliberately promoted abortion and gay marriage. What a wonderful showing of pro-lifers throughout the community at large despite the bitter cold winter day.
  3. During the summer, as our country was celebrating the 245th birthday of our country, pro-lifers came together to proclaim freedom for the unborn.
  4. In the fall, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania witnessed the inaugural March for Life in Harrisburg. 2,000 were in attendance from all across the Keystone State.
  5. After 12 years of slipping away and the culture of death reigning in Old Dominion, Virginia swept in three key state races .

We will continue more with other blogs on 2021. May you and your loved ones have a Blessed New Year celebration.