Local Speakers Featured in Virtual Conference

We may not be able to physically attend a conference, but you can attend one on your laptop or desktop computer. There is one for men and women.

Some local speakers are slated to give a virtual presentation to (as of now) 25,000 registered attendees from all over the country.

Here’s a breakdown on who is speaking:

Bill Donaghy

Guest lecturer for the Theology of the Body Institute. He will break down the four pillars of manhood.

Mark Houck

Mark is the president/founder of The King’s Men and former missionary of Generation Life. He will discuss the right ministry for men to get involved in their state of life.

Christopher West

West Chester native will break down how to find peace in troubling times. (Perfect timing for his topic of discussion).

Damon Owens

A gifted storyteller, Damon Owens will share how men are called to joy and mercy.

Women’s Conference

Samantha Kelley

Samantha Kelley is a former missionary for the Theology of the Body Institute with a passion for fitness. She will discuss how fitness can improve our well-being.

Megan Mastroianni-Mahon

Can you be healed? Megan Mastroianni-Mahon, Assistant Director of Anthem, shares her testimony on how she was healed by the love of God.

Jen Settle

Jen Settle, Director of Programs of the Theology of the Institute and a consecrated virgin (read more here).

Registration for the conference is free. It is even a perfect time to enter into Holy Week. It runs from April 3rd-April 5th.

Visit here to register now and find out how you can own every talk.

 

 

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)

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.

Advocate for Life Online

The following is from Jeanne Marcini, President of the March for Life Foundation.

Like all of you, my team and the work of the March for Life has been dramatically impacted by the sweeping effects of the coronavirus outbreak. With the health and safety of so many at risk, we have made difficult but necessary decisions about how to carry on with our mission while caring for the vulnerable. As a result, we have canceled the Connecticut March for Life originally scheduled for April 15th and transitioned our team to work remotely.

But despite tumultuous events, the fight to build a culture of life continues. Together with our pro-life allies on Capitol Hill, we continue to monitor all legislation presented in Congress to ensure pro-life policies are protected. In addition, my team and I have adjusted our advocacy efforts so that we can help you defend the unborn while at home!

Here are a few examples of ways we are working to bring advocacy online:

1) Capitol Hill 101 Goes Digital

We have adapted our legislative training seminar, Capitol Hill 101 so that while you’re at home, you can learn more about the legislative process and how to promote effective pro-life policies. The country may be slowing down around us, but most lawmakers are still working (or, at the very least, checking their email). We can all take this time to capture their attention.

Capitol Hill 101 will show you how!

 

2) Learn how to lobby for pro-life legislation on social media

In addition to office emails and phone calls, we know there is one place you can be sure to get your legislator’s attention: social media. Our social media team put together a new guide for you to make the most of the time at home by showing you how to advocate for life while on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Download

3) Join me for a virtual watch party of the award-winning short film “Crescendo”

While we can’t gather together in person, we can still unite virtually! I’d love for you to join me for a virtual watch party of the internationally acclaimed film, Crescendo, on Friday, March 27th at 7 PM EST. We’ll be joined by the film’s producer Jason Jones and actress Jennifer Cadena, who will be answering your questions after the film and sharing more ideas about how you can promote life while at home.

Reflection for the Annunciation

Luke 1:26-38

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.

Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his Kingdom, there will be no end.”

But Mary said to the angel,
“How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?”

And the angel said to her in reply,
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born
will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren;
for nothing will be impossible for God.”

Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

Reflection

The passage above offers us a crucial message that we must convey to moms who will be in Mary’s position. At first, Mary was afraid when she was given the news. However, she gave her “yes” to be the mother of Jesus Christ.

You see, we may be afraid to take the same leap. However, we are called to say yes to God’s will for us. When we say “yes” to life, like Mary did, we unleash the plan God has for us and the child in the mother’s womb.

Say yes to life. It will change yours.

Save! Save! Save!

Quakers for Life

Today at 12th and locust a young woman named Betty took resources and opted to save the life of her 8-week baby

THANKS, BE TO GOD!!!!

Here is another update from the front lines :

Crowd Shot 2

 

Diane said:

“This morning a woman walked into 777; turned around, exited the building, and began talking to us.  She wanted information from us regarding a pregnancy test;  she is unsure if she is pregnant.  I gave her one of our bags and was also able to get her an appointment for next Tuesday at Amnion Pregnancy Center (where I volunteer). At  Amnion she will get a free pregnancy test and ultrasound. She also is in need of housing; currently, she lives with her dad and her 3-year-old daughter. Please keep Nikenya in your prayers.

 

Another girl who was picking up a friend from 777 requested one of our bags.

 

I was able to speak with 3 different Uber drivers today.  Assuming they were with the women they dropped off, I began telling them about other options besides abortion and how much we love and care for them.  Surprisingly they listened politely to everything I had to say before telling me they were just the drivers.  One even thanked me for what we do and said, “God bless you!”

There’s lots of empty space to spread out in outside the downtown abortion centers:

please help fill the hours

Monday 3/23 : 12th and locust: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2,4,

tuesday 3/24 : 12th and locust: 10,11,12,1,2,3,4

777 appletree : 8,9,10,11,12,1,2

wed 3/25: 12th and locust: 3,4

777 appletree: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2

God bless,

monique

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Word from Appletree

The following is from an email blast sent out by Dr.Monique Ruberu

Hey, guys, I got this report from one of our prayer warriors Diane who has spent several hours praying out there recently
This morning a woman walked into 777; turned around, exited the building, and began talking to us.  She wanted information from us regarding a pregnancy test;  she is unsure if she is pregnant.  I gave her one of our bags and was also able to get her an appointment for next Tuesday at Amnion Pregnancy Center (where I volunteer). At  Amnion she will get a free pregnancy test and ultrasound. She also is in need of housing; currently, she lives with her dad and her 3-year-old daughter. Please keep Nikenya in your prayers.

Another girl who was picking up a friend from 777 requested one of our bags.

I was able to speak with 3 different Uber drivers today.  Assuming they were with the women they dropped off, I began telling them about other options besides abortion and how much we love and care for them.  Surprisingly they listened politely to everything I had to say before telling me they were just the drivers.  One even thanked me for what we do and said, “God bless you!”

Guys, I know this is a scary time… I would not recommend going down in big groups, taking public transport or putting yourself in harms way… if you are elderly or immunocompromised stay at home and pray from there… if you have a car feel free to go down By yourself, stand away from people and hold a sign.

We are all praying that these places close like every other business until then I’ll keep sharing stories with you guys and if you feel called to go please do…

here are the uncovered hours…

Thurs 3/19 12th and locust: 10,12,1,2,3

777 appletree: 8,9,10,11,1,2

Friday 3/20: 12th and lo: 9,10,11,12,2,4,5

777: 8,9,10,12,1,2

Sat 3/21: 777 : 8am

American Idol Contestant Amber Fiedler Shares Amazing Story of Choosing Adoption Over Abortion

The following is an article from LifeNews.com writer Dave Andrusko

Over the years I’ve written several stories about American Idol, which returned on ABC in March 2018 after a two-year hiatus. Most of the singers grew up in church and in addition to their memorable songs, their stories of perseverance and endurance in face of life’s inevitable trials and tribulations always inspired me.

This year’s crop is exceptional and after missing the first couple of episodes I am now glued to the television screen on Sunday nights.

As it happens, I did not see Sofia Schuster perform. She sang her song “My Body My Choice” for the three judges which she had previously sung at a Planned Parenthood Benefit. It includes such original lyrics as “My body my choice/ It’s not up to the boys/ Nobody should have to go against what’s in their heart/ And no one has the right to tear their dignity apart.”

Etc.

I only heard about her today and could find only a few seconds of her singing. Her voice is fine and, having made the first cut, who knows how far she will go.

But then there is Amber Fiedler, a 23-year-old woman from Idaho, who, when she auditioned a few weeks ago, was 38 weeks pregnant. Katy Perry, one of three judges–Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan are the other two–asked her at the time if she knew the baby’s sex—a girl—and what name she had picked out.

Amber hadn’t. She was placing her for adoption.

“How did you come to that?” Perry asked

“My mom was a user most of my life,” Amber responded. “So my grandma is the one that raised me. The last few years I was going out and drinking a bunch. I was getting caught up in life. With this pregnancy, I’ve learned who I was as a person. I’ve had time to sit and think, and looking at the big picture of life, there are days where I don’t even have $20 in my pocket. If I’m not ready to be a mom, why would I put her through that, you know?”

The family she had chosen for her baby will be able to “give her everything she wants.”

“I’m not going to be able to do that,” she said. “I’m hoping that she’s gonna understand I am trying to choose the best for her.”

After the judges gave Amber her “ticket” to Hollywood, Perry said, “Maybe you’re not ready to be a mom, but you are ready to be an American Idol.” Then (thanks here to People magazine)

“Do you hear that, baby?” Fiedler asked her belly, before reuniting with her ecstatic family outside the doors of the audition room.

As Fiedler’s family embraced her, she said, “I fulfilled my dream today by getting a golden ticket. My dream for the baby is that she lives a beautiful and happy life with the life that I have chosen for her, and I know she’s gonna.”

I saw her perform Sunday night at the “Hollywood” stage of American Idol. She had given birth just three weeks before. She told the judges it was

“such a beautiful moment when she came out and just seeing the adoptive mom hold her. it felt good, it felt right , it felt peaceful.  And I am really happy about my decision. The adoptive family named her, they named her Norma Rose They chose Rose because of my red hair. She’s really going to bring light to a lot of people’s lives. I mean she’s brought a lot of light to mine.”

Before she announced her song choice, they cut away to an earlier interview where she said,

It is a weird thing going through all this. I never would have thought that this would be my life. But I have a really good feeling that I am really am going to help people and help girls go through what I  went through.

She told the judges that she was going to sing “Rise Up,” Andra Day’s incredibly powerful song from 2015.

And then a cutaway to where Amber says, “All for her.”

Elsewhere Amber says, “The baby saved me, she really did.”

You can listen to Amber’s story and her magnificent voice here.

LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.

The True Colors of Planned Parenthood; Witness from a prayer warrior

From an email blast sent out by Dr. Monqieu Ruberu. 

Dear friends,

Today one of our prayer participants saw the true colors of planned parenthood in a 15 minute period of time…

a young girl stumbled out of the front doors… crying in pain she slumped over and vomited into a bag… nobody followed her… nobody from the clinic put their arm around her and comforted her… the prayer warrior asked if he could help but she refused assistance from him…

moments later the Brinks armored guard van pulls up… the man from the armored car jumps off and goes into Planned Parenthood… he comes out with a bag full of money and heads straight to his vehicle without a second glance at the crying girl on the bench…the sight must be so common for him…

the abortions continue… despite the fact that elective surgeries all over the town have been canceled … surgical abortions and abortion pill abortions are continuing…

guys I know… taking public transport is risky… so don’t take the train or the bus… but if you live nearby, if you have your own car, if you have a good mask, please consider being there in prayer… if you don’t feel comfortable nobody will fault you… pray hard at home and fast a little extra for this cause… but if you can go and stay 6 feet away from others and just hold a sign that says “it’s not too late we want to help you – text 484-451-8104 or call 267-239-0753” or “we can reverse your abortion pill – abortionpillreversal.com” feel free to wear a mask… whatever makes you feel comfortable.
please help if you can:

wed 3/18: 777 appletree: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2

thurs 3/19: 12th and loc: 12,1,2,3

777 appletree: 1,2

fri 3/20: 12th and loc: 9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4

Baby Save Alert at 777 Appletree

The following is from an email blast sent out by Dr. Monique Ruberu. 

PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!!!

Today at 777 Wendy and Katherine were present to speak with two yes TWO women that chose life for their precious babies!!!

that means two women who will NOT be wounded by abortion… two babies that will grow to be adults God willing and will one day have children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of their own…

the 1st young lady came out of 777 appletree crying with her aunt, “I just can’t do it!!”  Wendy and Katherine approaches instantly and offered resources to help them on their journey… the aunt responded kindly that she and their family would help her and they were going to be fine 🙂

The second mom also came down crying.. she had an ultrasound in her hand !!! she also said, “I can’t do it!!!” Where did she get the ultrasound !? I’ve never seen anyone with an ultrasound picture there… did she get it from there or did she bring it from another crisis pregnancy center? Hopefully, I’ll be able to let you know as I get more of the story as this young mom did accept resources as well as an invitation to go to lunch today with Katherine the awesome prayer warrior who was present with Wendy.
My goal is to link each of our moms who choose life up with a church respect life group who will walk with them for at least 1 year but hopefully more… the goal of this church group is to provide this girl with a baby shower, to have someone that will accompany her to prenatal visits, someone to befriend her, invite her to church activities, dinners, lunches, help her identify her needs so we as a community can find ways to rally around her and her child… I want this girl to know the hands and feet of Jesus through the pro-life community…

let me know if your respect life group or your rosary group, or your prayer group wants to adopt a mom and baby in this way.
God bless you all!!!

please help us fill these hours so we can have more saves!!!
Wed 3/11 777 appletree: 12,1

thurs 3/12 777 appletree : 11,12,1,2

fri 3/13 777 appletree: 11,12,1,2

mon 3/16: 12th and locust: 9,10,11,12,1,2,4

God bless!
dr Monique