The following report, from the 2020 Pa. Department of Health Abortion Statistics, provides a stark reminder for the ongoing need for these campaigns.
Planned Parenthood, Warminster – 885 Planned Parenthood, West Chester – 1,141 Planned Parenthood, Norristown – 822 Planned Parenthood, Northeast Philadelphia – 2,393 Planned Parenthood, Center City – 3,705 Philadelphia Women’s Center – 6,224
We will not know what played a role in the dip in numbers last year. Whether it was COVID or not, we know that it is not a time to lick our wounds and hope it continues to take a dip. We must continue to be present. Are you ready to take a stand today? Learn how here
Has anyone notice the hypocrisy of the pro-choice crowd since the epiphany of mask mandates? No. Well, we have heard of the statement from pro-choice feminists or clueless abortion advocate that like to pick and choose the science they believe in that they do not want politicians to tell them what to do in the name of body autonomy.
Wait a second, this same crowd that has for decades told politicians that they want body autonomy when it came to the abortion debate. In turn, taxpayers are forced to pay the notorious abortion industry millions if not billions of dollars to promote abortion, no matter what. Only this time they have abandoned their battle cry to coerce people in getting the controversial vaccine and wearing a mask indoors.
Have they forgotten the fact that both masks and vaccines were all trials in finding ways to prevent the disease?
This same crowd that cried afoul over laws that were forcing them to do what they want with their bodies has all of a sudden went silent when many governors and shady groups that imposed mask mandates and trial vaccines.
So do I have a right to choose to wear a mask and get the vaccine or do I comply to coercion? The next time someone tells you to mask up remind them of how they demanded that laws don’t dictate what to do with their bodies
I’ll take “That Statement Didn’t Age Well” for $2000, Alex.
If voters from the Keystone State were at the polls during the primary, they may have noticed the first question on whether the governor should have limited executive power. It was common sense. Now one was above the law.
By a 7-point margin (53%-46%), voters said yes to limiting the governor’s power. This came during the advent of the pandemic that took place last year. He closed churches [which should have been opened to encourage people to pray for the end of COVID-19] and businesses, yet he let abortion facilities like Planned Parenthood continue having abortions.
Despites the state’s efforts to pass bills ending the pandemic, Wolf vetoed every measure. That send the message for the people to decide at the polls and the convincing victory showed.
This shows that accountable is still alive in Pennsylvania as 2022 is around the corner.
Pennsylvania is just the first state to do so. Many others are looking to follow suit.
It’s time for We the People to stand up to tyrants like Commie Tommy Wolf and take our states back. Wolf’s legacy lied in his response to the scamdemic that happened and how he radically promoted abortion in the heat of the lockdowns where pro-lifers were not permitted to be peacefully demonstrating outside of abortion facilities like Planned Parenthood.
While driving to Mass yesterday I was listening to a Catholic radio station that was giving a news report stating ‘Catholic Scholars’ have given their approval for the major vaccines for COVID, including the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Really? Even though Johnson & Johnson uses cells of aborted babies in their vaccines? (You can read a related article from the National Catholic Register here.)
It’s bad enough that we are being encouraged to use any vaccines considering most use cell lines of aborted babies in their testing, but to tell everyone that it’s okay to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as well! It’s for the ‘greater good’ right? What about the greater good of the unborn babies whose cells are being used for the testing or production? Are our lives worth more than these innocent little ones? Is that why God created them? To be used in research and development?
How can these so-called ‘pro-life’ scholars tell us that abortion is a grave sin, and then say it’s permissible to be vaccinated with these products knowing they use the cells of aborted babies? How is this ‘for the greater good’? Isn’t it bad enough they were killed in a very cruel way without scientist exploiting them further?
I know some people will tell me that the cell lines used are from babies aborted back in the 60’s & 70’s; however, compromising on this issue gives Planned Parenthood and other killing centers the ammunition they need to justify performing abortions ‘for the greater good’.
Until they produce a vaccine that doesn’t compromise our basic principles (and put it in writing), I will not be getting vaccinated. If that means I’ll have to spend the rest of my days locked in my home, so be it. I’d rather be locked in my comfortable home here on earth than locked in the eternal flames of hell in the next life.
‘I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned.’ – Romans 16:17
I feel like that I need to write an open letter embedded in a blog for those who continue to find something to rip apart or tell others not to read.
As the first quarter of 2021 is drawing to a near close, we have seen that every other headline involves the cancellation of a rising celebrity, a former president, an elected official, and just recently a beloved children’s author. This is just the many attacks we have seen in our culture from the woke mob.
What I have noticed from this “woke mob” is that they are just plainly looking for something to find offensive. Take, for example, the most recent attack to Dr. Seuss, a beloved children author. Seuss has written countless books that many have come to love. One notable quote from pro-lifers is: “A person is a person, no matter how small.” which is from Horton Hears a Who. Sadly, six of his books were deemed racist. How so? Even his stepdaughter claimed that he cared about the world. He was never racist.
Meanwhile, the woke mob is okay with songs that promote promiscuity, video games that are rated M for mature with adult content, an increase in pornography, the list goes on. This is the same group that has seen an increase in mental illnesses and abortion as we approach the one year anniversary of the COVID lockdowns that has devastated many lives.
Have any of them ever considered going to church with all the time on their hands to pray for God to return in the midst of the utter chaos and political upheaval.
STOP CANCELING WHAT YOU DON’T OR THINK YOU KNOW
It appears to me that Generation Z and millennials are being brainwashed by a radical left propaganda that is present in our education system, particularly universities, that teaches them to find any excuse to deem such things as racist while inheriting crushing debts, have their faith and conservative convictions compromised by professors who stop it nothing to get what they want. I see it with an escort who has been circulating the wagon for many years while holding an engineering position at Swarthmore University in Delaware County. Every time she is out there, she has people around my age wearing the vest for extra credit. She is even persistent in taking pictures and videos of peaceful pro-lifers who are doing their best to save lives and change hearts as she displays a menacing grim across her face.
There is a reason we have past. It may not have been perfect. Instead, it provides us with lessons as to why we cannot repeat it today. That is why you can’t just cancel the losers of the American Civil War because you didn’t agree with what their practices were. Rather, you should learn how they lost and why the Civil War was more than just freeing African Americans.
My hope for Millennials and Generations Y and Z is that they learn to think for themselves, learn a trade, not worry about what their peers doing, and realize that they are made to stand out.
As a millennial, it sickens me to watch another one of my peers commit suicide, seek an abortion, engage in sodomy, be okay with sitting on their butts without learning the value of a dollar through hard work or a good paying job, and most importantly, learn what is right and wrong.
I challenge any millennial and member of Generations Y and Z to research issues pertaining to life, why communism and socialism are not cool, and how you can change the culture when you let God back in the public square while canceling the lamestream media. Start today.
If you haven’t contacted your Senators on this bill, please do so by using the link provided below to send your message today. The Senate is expected to vote on this bill sometime this week. There is no reason our tax dollars should be supporting abortion nor should it be included in a COVID relief bill.
Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new COVID relief bill, called the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which addresses the needs of many vulnerable people related to the pandemic. Unfortunately, unlike previous COVID relief bills, this bill appropriates billions of taxpayer dollars that are not subject to longstanding, bi-partisan pro-life protections that are needed to prevent this funding from paying for abortions. The Senate is expected to vote this week.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops wrote to Congress to express its support for additional COVID-19 relief that prioritizes the poor and vulnerable and its strong opposition to any taxpayer dollars going to abortion as part of this legislation, saying that the Hyde Amendment policy must be included before this bill moves forward. Your voice is critically needed today to tell your senators to support amendments that prevent abortion funding, and to work for their inclusion in the final bill. Click on the image below to send your message!
Today, while everyone was home due to the virtual March for Life, I was in our nation’s capital for a big weekend.
I got there early and met a couple of local regulars.
A few minutes later, 100 college students and regional coordinators from Students for Life came out and help packed the sidewalk.
I led the praying of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. As we were transitioning into the rosary, a young man dropped off his girlfriend and taunted verbal and even hateful things at us. It was tempting to stop the praying. However, I kept going without stopping like a train on full speed to its destination. I even felt that my Guardian Angel was watching over me as that same man made threats to bring a gun and unload bullets on me and fellow pro-lifers.
Thankfully everyone kept the faith while their composure and we managed to have an eventful day on the sidewalk filling it with love, mercy, and even hope as it lies only a mile from one of the most beautiful Basilicas in the country on the grounds of Catholic University of America.
The devil is real and he knows that his time is short. His weapons are vices and principalities. Ours are prayers, works of service and mercy, and even the Eucharist.
Hard to believe that many of us had to enjoy a streaming of the March for Life from the comfort of our own home. At least those that were watching didn’t have to endure the bitter cold conditions like I did.
Then, there were those, like me, that still made the trek to our nation’s capital to keep the tradition alive.
I’m Never Alone
I remember God planting the seeds for this once in a lifetime moment to send a message to others. When I got to the National Mall, I remember looking around and thinking back to the past National Marches that have taken place. Then, as I was snapped back to reality thanks to a trio of cheerful women from Cincinnati, I knew that I wasn’t the only person that still made it to DC to keep it alive.
As I ventured around the rest of the mall, we bumped into people from Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and even South Carolina. People of all walks of life that felt compelled to keep their annual pilgrimage going.
WHY ARE WE HERE?
As we all regrouped, we gathered at the mall. One by one, everyone shared their stories of why they are pro-life. There were two that stood out.
The first was a student from Penn State who shared how his best friend who has such a deep faith recently celebrated his 19th birthday. He later learned that his friend would not be alive if it weren’t for her mother’s “yes” to be here. Because of the example of his friend, he became Catholic after searching for the right answers.
The other story was how a woman shared that his brother with down syndrome who celebrated his 50th birthday and how she is disgusted at how 90% with the same condition are aborted.
Following the sharing of testimonies we all stopped along a familiar place during the march. We waited for our chance and we prayed more.
After 30 minutes and thanks to those who were able to watch the livestream, we all made our way to the national leaders on 3rd Street and processed over to Massachusetts Avenue and onto Second Avenue to the back of the Supreme Court.
In the midst of bumping into amazing friends and making new ones, one thing was clear and that was how extraordinary God provided through my out of the ordinary experience with this year’s March for Life. I even told those that were with me on the National Mall that this whole virtual apparatus will not settle the debate. Rather, it creates a dichotomy that can only be filled by being the foot soldiers we need to be present.
If we are going to win the abortion debate, we need to step away from the screen and be willing to go out into the public square, our community, and even the nearest abortion facility in your community to change hearts and minds.
Today, do your part to make your real presence known.
400,000. That is the number of U.S. Covid deaths reported by the U.S. thus far. The incoming administration has vowed to do everything possible to ensure efficient vaccine distribution and financial assistance to those impacted. But here’s another number: 862,320. That is the number of U.S. abortions performed in 2017 as reported by the Guttmacher Institute. These are the most recent statistics available. And no one from the incoming administration has offered any assistance to these vulnerable children. As a country – and in fact as a planet – we are all looking inward, more interested in our own self-preservation and really not interested in the struggle for life our children endure, year in and year out. We have experienced this pandemic for only about a year now and it has smothered our airwaves, while abortion has ravaged generations of children for decades in utter silence. We are encouraged to stay safe, applaud our heroes, wear our mask, wash our hands, distance ourselves, follow the various local regulations, all in an effort supposedly to “care for each other.” Again, it’s all about us. In the meantime, the regulations in place to somewhat curtail the abortion factories are being threatened and challenged. So, the result is herculean efforts to save lives from a pandemic but little or no effort to preserve newly created lives, and in fact the doors are wide open to stop these inconvenient heartbeats as swiftly as possible. Heartbeats that hold so much potential and promise. The old adage, “Hurray for me, the hell with you” comes to mind, although I am sure there are many who would say that is a little harsh, but is it? We are losing lives by the hundreds of thousands every year and there is no daily update on CNN. There is no Dr. Fauci instructing us how to save these babies. Our governors never mention this sorrowful loss of life across their states. All we have is dismissive silence or more rhetoric about the supposed value of all lives…except you know who…children who cannot yet speak or more importantly …..vote. Are they not heroes, sacrificing their lives?
“The call to protect life – and not merely life but another’s identity; it is perhaps not too much to say another’s soul – was obvious in its sacredness.” These are words written by Dr. Paul Kalanithi in his book “When Breath Becomes Air”. It is a story of his passion as a neurosurgeon while dealing with an unexpected cancer diagnosis. His words were written from a doctor’s perspective to save lives. But they so aptly apply to the issue at hand, protecting lives, identities and souls…of our preborn children.
In an effort to recognize these unborn souls, there will be a Philadelphia March of Life on January 23, 2021. The event begins with a 9:00 AM mass at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul and will be followed by a peaceful march through center city Philadelphia, past the Philadelphia Women’s Center where 6,500 abortions are performed each year, and then a concluding rally at the Independence Mall Visitors’ Center. Covid protocols will be in place. Details can be found at the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.
So, as we mourn those lives lost to an unexpected virus, so too should we mourn those lives lost to an unexpected betrayal of moral and ethical integrity by their brothers and sisters around the world, especially all those in leadership positions who claim to value life but really don’t.
With the annual March for Life in DC and the inaugural Philly March for Life approaching, we do want to provide some key updates that was received by me regarding both events. Bear in mind the guidelines and attend events if you choose to do at your own risk.
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