The Vice President debate is a one and done shot. It can even make or break one’s race. We have seen it on Wednesday evening between radical Kamala Harris of California, the running mate of Former Vice President Joe Biden and current Vice President Mike Pence.
Five takeaways form the debate
Unlike President Trump’s behavior last week, VP Pence stayed cool and calm. He even overcame interruptions from Kamala and Susan Page, the moderator. She even threw a fit like a typical nasty woman that wears a pink hat and lectures about “my body, my choice”.
VP Pence exposed Harris and the lies of the Biden campaign one by one. He even reminded everyone of how she openly attacked the Knights of Columbus when she, along with many of her colleagues in the senate, attacked a federal judge over his membership.
“You’re entitled to your opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts.” The Biden Campaign and even Senator Harris herself have been manipulated by lies. In reality, they have stirred the pot of hatred, division, and even racism.
“I am pro-life and will not apologize for it”. VP Pence made this bold statement when it came to the issue of abortion. Harris continued to echo the faulty narrative of women’s health.
Joe Biden is not a practicing Catholic. The Catholic Church, since the first century, has consistently defended the sanctity of human life. Particularly the issue of abortion. It was reinforced many times in the Catholic Catechism and even multiple papal encyclicals. He has flipped flopped on the Hyde Amendment, consistently advocated for abortion even up to birth, coerced religious groups to take part in the costly HHS mandate that he was its biggest cheerleader.
A Catholic with a clear conscience cannot support someone who is a Catholic In Name Only. One’s faith does not tell you to take part in the murder of innocent lives. Rather, it tells you to be the ones on the right that will be acknowledged by their creator for fulfilling the Works of Mercy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
The following is from an email blast sent by Deborah regarding an encounter a sidewalk servant witnessed outside of Planned Parenthood
One of the Sidewalk Servants, Bob, shared a story about a young lady they encountered last Thursday at 12th & Locust, and we wanted to share it with you. Please take a few moments to read it; this woman’s comment “I wish you had been here when I came before” is just heart wrenching… It is an encouragement for all of us to give a little of our time to be there for each woman and baby; they need us… Our presence can make all the difference! Please give a couple of hours of your time this week, and ask family and friends to join you or to sign up for a time also. God bless you! His story: At 12th and Locust this AM, Rose approached and I offered her a brochure, pointed to the Community Women’s Center of Philadelphia (Women’s Center) next doorand suggested she could get care that did notinclude abortion there. She was a beautiful and very mature young lady. She smiled knowingly and said she thought she was pregnant, that she had taken the first part of the chemical abortion but thought it had failed. She spoke of immediate regret upon doing so and said she was happy to be pregnant. I expressed my hope and joy at that possibility, and encouraged her to go next door. We also gave her the Natural Womens’ Health material from Dr. Monique. But she proceeded anyway to go into Planned Parenthood. I cautioned her to be careful that she not listen to untruths in Planned Parenthood. I then called the Women’s Centernumber to prepare them in the event she came out. When I was returning to the sidewalk in front of the Planned Parenthood, I saw Rose speaking with Bob G, another Sidewalk Servant who was there with me. Bob was very encouraging and loving as he learned from her that, despite testing positive for pregnancy at home, she had tested negative in PP. I also tried to be comforting, asking her to google Rachel’s Vineyard which she proceeded to do. We also encouraged her to visit the Women’s Center, to consult on her situation and perhaps be re-tested. She did, but before leaving us she looked at us with big, beautiful brown eyes and said “I wish you had been here when I came before”. My heart aches. Please encourage folks to continue to come out to pray and be there for these women. I found her story so encouraging. The women need us there! Let’s be there for them. Thanks to Pat and others for all they have done to be present during the first and hopefully only COVID storm in Phila. Please pray for Rose. Bob ——————————————————HOURS HELP NEEDED:
As the conventions for both parties draw to a close, we will do a recap to pit speakers from both events against each other. For this first edition, we will analyze Sister Diedre and Sister Simone.
Sister Deirdre Byrne
Sister Deirdre Byrne is a member of the Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart. She has over 20+ years with the Army Medical Corps and has worked at a missionary. In the late 90s, she pursued a vocation and found the Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary and became a member of the order in 2002. It helped her continue her medical profession while answering God’s call to serve him. During the third night of the RNC, she correlated her medical background with the issue of life saying:
“As a physician, I can say unequivocally life begins at conception. While what I have to say may be difficult for some to hear, I am saying it because I’m not just pro-life, I’m pro-eternal life and I want all of us to end up in heaven someday together.”
To listen to the full; version of her speech, visit here.
Sister Simone Campbell
Sister Simone Campbell is best known as the leader of “Nuns on the Bus”. They are a controversial group that promotes abortion. During the Democratic National Convention, Sister Simone delivered an address in which she celebrated the Democrat’s abortion platform.
Divided Catholic Church in America
What we have saw between the two is a good Catholic from a bad one. Sister Deirdre has said that the unborn is the most vulnerable in our society and they must be protected.
Meanwhile, Sister Simone has cheered the Democrats for allowing abortion on demand. Why would she do this?
This shows that with more than half of Catholics still buying the lies from the party of slavery, sodomy, terrorism, abortion, and even now socialism that good and faithful Catholics must rise up and take up the gauntlet to defeat this modern church that is a 180 degree opposite of what was established in 33 AD.
Our Catholic faith is at stake. We cannot support someone who is Catholic in Name Only while he has a shaky history of promoting abortion.
The following is from Brittany Christiansen, a Field Director from the Susan B. Anthony List in Philadelphia. She shares a stark truth of many of the 19th Century suffragists and how they were “pro-life”.
Early 18th and 19th century suffragist writings regularly referred to abortion as “ante-natal murder”, “child murder”, “ante-natal infanticide”, and “infanticide”. These early feminists regarded abortion as abhorrent, as violence against women and their children, and attributed its practice to the denial of their rights and a dearth of nonviolent choices for women. While early feminists were indeed concerned about abortion’s physical and psychological dangers to women, they also opposed abortion itself.
Susan B Anthony wrote in her diary in 1876 about her sister-in-law recovering from an abortion (tampering with herself):
“Things did not go well” “Sister Annie in bed — been sick for a month — tampering with herself — & was freed this A.M. what ignorance & lack of self-government the world is filled with.”
Three days later, “Sister Annie better — but looks very slim — she will rue the day she forces nature”
Susan B Anthony delivered a speech in 1875:
“When the office of maternity shall be held sacred … then, and not till then, will this earth see a new order of men and women, prone to good rather evil.”
Susan B. Anthony responded to a male leading publicist who asked why she with such a generous heart had never been a wife or mother:
“I thank you kind sir, for what I take to be the highest compliment, but sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so that their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them”
Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded a Newspaper in NYC called The Revolution with the motto “Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.”
Published only editorials against abortion during its run from 1868 to 1872
Refused to publish ads for abortifacients
In the late 1800s, pills and pessaries were sold by unscrupulous abortion practitioners through euphemistic ads, labeling these products as for “the remedy of illnesses peculiar to women”, “restoration of female regularity”, and “correction of menstrual suppression”.
Many newspapers and publications ran ads for such products, and such businesses proliferated even though abortion was technically illegal at the time. These ads were lucrative for many newspapers of the time; however, Anthony and her colleagues steadfastly refused to accept them for The Revolution’s entire run.
Susan B Anthony is credited by some scholars with writing one of the most powerful anti-abortion articles ever to appear in The Revolution; however, the article was published with only her initial, leading some to argue that it she was not in fact the author. The article, entitled “Child Murder” included the following:
“Guilty? Yes, no matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; but oh! thrice guilty is he who, for selfish gratification, heedless of her prayers, indifferent to her fate, drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime.”
Susan B Anthony repeatedly gave her “Social Purity” speech in the 1870’s lumping abortion in with many other social evils:
“The prosecutions on our courts for breach of promise, divorce, adultery, bigamy, seduction, rape; the newspaper reports every day of every year of scandals and outrages, of wife murders and paramour shooting, of abortions and infanticides, are perpetual reminders of men’s incapacity to cope successfully with this monster evil of society.”
“The true relation of the sexes never can be attained until woman is free and equal with man. Neither in the making nor executing of the laws regulating these relations has woman ever had the slightest voice. The statutes for marriage and divorce, for adultery, breach of promise, seduction, rape, bigamy, abortion, infanticide—all were made by men. They, alone, decide who are guilty of violating these laws and what shall be their punishment, with judge, jury and advocate all men, with no woman’s voice heard in our courts”
Susan B Anthony was arrested for voting straight Republican in the 1872 Presidential Election
November 1st 1872 Susan B Anthony registered to vote in a barbershop in Rochester’s Eighth Ward. The male registrars didn’t want to do it, but Susan B Anthony threatened to sue them personally unless they relented.
14 other women also registered to vote.
President Grant and his Republican Party, the party that ended slavery, was far more receptive to the idea of women’s rights than the Democratic Party. And so, as she informed Elizabeth Cady Stanton in a letter, Susan B Anthony enthusiastically voted for Grant and a straight party-line ticket.
A Democratic Party poll watcher named Sylvester Lewis didn’t want to accept the vote, but the two Republicans registrars did; on a 2-1 vote, it went in the hopper.
She was then indicted, tried, and convicted for voting illegally and sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and court costs. She declined to pay the fine.
The historic New Yorker described her two-day trial in June 1873 as “the greatest judicial outrage history has ever recorded,”
On the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment) recognizing women’s right to vote, President Donald Trump posthumously pardoned suffragist pioneer Susan B. Anthony for illegally voting in 1872. SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, a member of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, was present for the historic moment.
“Later today, I will be signing a full and complete pardon for Susan B. Anthony,” “She was never pardoned. What took so long?” “She was guilty for voting” – President Trump
“Walking out of the White House on cloud nine because Susan B Anthony has just been pardoned for voting illegally. At the time, she said ‘I will pay not one penny for this unjust fine.’ ” “Susan B. Anthony fought to expand the promise of human rights and dignity to all people,” “She and her compatriots provide us with the model of how to advocate for the voiceless and disenfranchised in our own time. It is her courageous example that inspired the formation of SBA List and continues to inspire our work today. We are deeply moved and grateful to President Trump for honoring the legacy of this great American hero and we pledge never to tire in carrying on her unfinished work.” – Marjorie Dannenfelser
On August 9th, Fran Rafferty, a former city councilman and dedicate pro-lifer, has died from complications due to Covid-19.
Fran is remembered for being the last pro-life democrat standing in Philadelphia’s City Council as the party was on the slippery slope. He even opposed Gay marriage.
Even former congressman Bob Brady saw Fran as the defender of “the little guy.”
He was a loving husband and father. He participated in many local pro-life vigils, particularly the 3rd Saturday Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. He was a proud South Philadelphian and even parishioner of St. Gabriel’s in Grays Ferry neighborhood. He also attended daily mass.
He is survived by sons Francis Jr., Peter, Thomas, and Michael; daughter Marypat; two sisters; and 10 grandchildren.
Viewings are to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19th, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, 2917 Dickinson St.. A Funeral Mass is to be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And may the perpetual light upon him. May Fran’s soul and the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
News came in today that Former Vice President and presumed Democratic nominee, Joe Biden has picked his running mate. His move is one of historic proportions. He selected California Senator, Kamala Harris. Who is she?
Record on Abortion
Kamala Harris, the senator of California (since 2016), native of San Francisco, is a pro-abortion senator. Her record on abortion is so extreme that she has wrongfully accuse David Daleiden and Sandra Merrit. Even today the media is still silent about this major cover up that exploded in the news five years ago. Sadly, Senator Harris has continued to defend Planned Parenthood. Currently, there is a lawsuit against the running mate over the matter.
Harris is no friend of Catholic Americans, let alone the Catholic Church. Instead, she is the complete opposite. Case in point, during the 2018 confirmation hearing of Brian Buescher as district judge of Nebraska, Harris used his membership for the Knights of Columbus as a way to disqualify his nomination. Fortunately, Buescher was confirmed by the senate to the district court. Senator Ben Sasse called out her actions along with other of her colleagues that used religious clause that radical senators pretend exists to keep nominees from the court.
Like the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party, Harris does have a shady past when it came to mass incarcerations. African Americans had a high imprisoned rate than others. Even former Vice President Joe Biden ushered in laws that has done damaged to the black communities.
What are we up against?
The Democratic Party has proved that they do not care about African Americans though they embrace the Black Lives Matter group. They have steered away from Catholicism more and more. Additionally, they are doing more harm than good when they protect the largest abortion chain in America… Planned Parenthood.
In November, we cannot let these two radicals undue everything the Trump Administration has done in 3 years.