Virtual Homeschooling Pro-Life Conference; Hosted by Students for Life of America

 

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Are you interested in getting more involved in the Pro-Life Generation, and working to change hearts and minds for life?

Students for Life of America is bringing homeschool groups from around the country together for the first ever Homeschool Summit!

JOIN US via Zoom on Tuesday, August 11th at 8 PM CST/9 PM EST to learn how to recruit and retain members, take advantage of the biggest opportunities, and engage others in impactful conversations for life!!!

For more information and to register please visit: https://studentsforlife.org/homeschoolsummit/

Help Pro-Life Candidates Get Elected

The following is from Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America.

I have some exciting news from our friends at the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), our allies to elect pro-life candidates and educate voters to #VoteProLifeFirst.

Right now, they are looking for people in eight key states who are willing to be trained to knock doors and ask a targeted group of voters a few simple questions and give them important information about the pro-life candidates in their area.

If you don’t live in one of these states, please consider passing this email along to friends who do! We’d also love you to get involved in SFLAction’s nation-wide efforts—sign up at voteprolifefirst.com.

The states SBA List is looking for canvassers in:

Florida
Pennsylvania
Arizona
Texas
Montana
Michigan
North Carolina

SBA List will train everyone, provide the talking points to help you be effective, and select the specific homes to visit.

This is a paid canvassing opportunity and the hours are flexible!

Participants must be 16 or older, able to abide by strict daily reporting requirements, and in harmony with a pro-life mission.

Contact Ella Witt at ella@sbalistfield.org to sign up or learn more about this opportunity!

Thank you for helping us make a difference for life in 2020!

August To-Do List

Hard to believe that it is August, and we’re more than half way through the summer.

The 8th month of the year can serve as a time to get in much needed family vacation before school is back in session. Sadly, the pandemic has put everyone’s plans on hold. Some are still unsure due to the unprecedented times.

The good news is Voices for Life has a to-do list throughout the month that can help you channel your Covid-19 frustrations in helping to advance the pro-life message. This list is applicable for your daily pro-life conviction.

  1. See Trump Card

It should come as no surprise that Dinesh D’Sousa, an immigrant of India, is not done defending the core principles of America. For the last eight years, he has been on the New York Times bestseller’s list, been falsely convicted for fraud, and has produced documentaries that have been game changers. His latest project, “Trump Card” is slated to be released on Friday, August 7th. Due to the temporary closing of movie theaters, you can view the documentary on-demand.

He played a pivotal role in exposing Hillary Clinton’s past which helped Donald Trump become the 45th President of the United States with “Hillary’s America”.

In addition, his most recent book United States of Socialism, is out now. To make your purchase, visit here.

2. Holy Hour/Mass for Life

Many states have masses back in session (with restrictions). Some of the faithful should be encouraged to host a Holy Hour for an end to abortion. St. Teresa of Calcutta once believed that if every Catholic made a weekly Holy Hour, we would see an end to abortion. So what are you waiting for? Even if you can’t bring one to you church, make one on your accordance.

3. Take part in vigils in your community

Connect with your local pro-life coalition and find out about vigil locations and times. Pray with your family, college, or even church group. Create a sign that advertises free help with contact information.

4. Host a pro-life committee meeting in your church

Gather people in your parish or church and discuss ways you can help get the pro-life message to your community all around with another pivotal election approaching.

5. Donate to pro-life charity

Give anything you have to advance many pro-life groups making a difference. Some groups include: Generation Life, The Culture Project, St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation, Guiding Star, and Susan B Anthony List to name a few.

6. Work for Susan B Anthony List

The Susan B Anthony List is gearing up to help reach out to voters as the 2020 elections are coming very soon. They are hiring in many battleground states. To learn more, visit here.

7. Purchase Stork: Sowing Season

An indie author recently came out with an amazing book that promotes a pro-life message. To order your copy, visit here. It will make an excellent read in your backyard with a cold drink or while you’re catching rays at the beach.

8. Sign up for 40 Days for Life

The 40 Days for Life campaign begins on Wednesday, September 23rd and ends the weekend before the General Election. The spring campaign was interrupted with the pandemic. Now, with many states putting this phenomenon behind, it is time to go all in to save lives, pray for the workers, help moms choose life, and make a difference in your community.

9. Sidewalk Servants

Even though we’re a long way from the next 40 Days for Life campaign, there are babies being murdered every day. Your presence for at least an hour two during the week will make an impact on the abortion industry. Learn more about sidewalk servants here. Consider starting one in your community.

Time for a time-out.

 

Signs

With the pandemic news roiling through our heads, social unrest in our local communities and political encampments bracing for the November elections I felt like I was losing my focus as to why I became involved in the pro-life mission.  Suddenly, I was receiving emails and posts from unknown senders telling me what to think, how to vote, wear a mask/don’t wear a mask, sign an online petition for this or that, attend a march, subscribe to an email chain, send money to an organization, follow an “influencer”, etc.    It was difficult to determine exactly which individuals and organizations were valid and where was the value in all this frenzied activity.  Why wasn’t I doing more to save innocent lives and who were all these groups with their agendas and suggestions?

This splintering off into various tangents might work for some to keep them active and engaged but it wasn’t working for me. And that is when I decided to go back to what I was doing before.  Before Covid, before masks, before protests, before politics, before Twitter – educate myself as how I can best support the pro-life mission.

I’m the kind of newspaper reader who rips out pages and has a pile of things I want to delve into further. And back in May I read a superb story in the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer about a retirement-age couple who adopted a special needs child. I saved it and put it on my night table – partly as inspiration of the goodness of mankind and partly because the adoption aspect agreed with my pro-life compass.  In the course of the article a reference was made to the Philadelphia-based Adoption Center.  I was curious about this organization and their involvement with special needs adoptions.  Onto the internet I went and saw pictures of several children awaiting adoption and read the Center’s mission statement.  While on the site there was a reference to a Parenting Special Needs magazine and I reviewed a few issues.  From one Inquirer article, I took about two hours of my day to learn more about what I, as a pro-life supporter, offer as an alternative to abortion – Adoption.

Through quiet focus and education, I now know about a few more resources if the question ever comes up about quality of life issues as a reason to abort.  I am by no means an authority but I learned there are people voluntarily willing to take on this herculean task of providing for a child with special needs.  I’ve learned there are adoption agencies that work in this particular environment and I’ve read about some of the proud moments parents have celebrated with their special needs children. I consider this enlightenment another aspect of being a pro-life supporter.

Education is not just what we learn at school.  It is not just memorization.  It is fulfilling our curiosity.  It is following up one question with another.  It is taking a time-out from doing and instead learning.  It is using the often maligned yet powerful internet for good versus contention.  And this kind of education will only help me as I engage in the various facets of the pro-life message.

The moral of this story is to follow my instinct as to how I can best support the message of LIFE given what I know about myself.  And while it is important to be open to new experiences and communications – and I am grateful for all that I have learned along the way – juggling too many “Action Required” to-do lists from unknown parties may not be the most effective way for me to do what I can to support this message.

Note:  Our mission is to offer our prayers and talents to ensure that our children’s lives are respected and valued and that no harm comes to them.  In that vein, I’d like to ask each of you reading this blog to keep in your prayers two children (ages 5 and 10) who yesterday in my local area witnessed in their home the shooting death of their mother and grandmother at the hands of their father.  It’s heartbreaking to have children, both in and out of the womb, be subjected to such violence. Violence in the womb begets violence in society.  Please keep them and those who will now care for them in your prayers.  Thank you.

 

A Pro-Life Response to the COVID Pandemic

The following is from Michael McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pa.  This event will be held on Thursday, July 23rd at White Manor Country Club at 831 Providence Road in Malvern from 7:00-9:00 PM, which is a few minutes drive from the Malvern Retreat House. Please see flyer at end of this post for more information.  

End this pandemic

The purposes of this Event are to launch activities that

– call the Church, in response to the COVID Pandemic, to repentance for our apathy regarding the massive shedding of innocent blood of children in the womb by abortion; and

– call the Church laity and clergy to make the legal protection of these children the preeminent issue when they vote in and preach on the November 3, 2020 General Election.

Randall Terry will make a presentation on these themes following an abbreviated showing of his movie, Pandemic.  Randy and some of his team will also provide praise and worship music.

COVID pandemic flyer

Pick YOUR Day to Pray for the Success of ‘Face the Truth Tour’ on July 10-18

The following is from Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, asking for each of us to pick a day to commit to praying for the success of the ‘Face the Truth Tour.  Tour starts tomorrow, July 10th  and ends next Saturday, July 18th.  Prayer is the most powerful weapon on earth, and sometimes we all need to be reminded of that. Will you commit to pray for this intention? 

Prayer

I don’t have to tell you that last week was brutal for the pro-life movement.

First, the Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Then they refused to hear the appeal in our case against Chicago’s restrictive “bubble zone” ordinance.

At moments like this, it can feel like we’re losing. Like we’re not getting anywhere.

But that’s nonsense!

For every defeat, the pro-life movement racks up countless victories:

  • Every time we change a heart.
  • Every time we get someone to stop and reconsider abortion.
  • Every time we save a baby, just by being there when it mattered.

Those are the kind of victories I’m going to be looking for during the Pro-Life Action League’s Face the Truth Tour, which starts in less than 48 hours.

But to get there, I need your help.

Today I’m asking you to pledge to pray for one specific day of the 2020 Face the Truth Tour, July 10-18.

Your special prayer pledge will include praying beforeduring, and after your chosen day. That’s why I’m asking you to pick just one day, and focus on it.

To get all the details on exactly what to pray for and submit YOUR prayer pledge, click here.

I can’t tell you how much it will mean to all of us out there on the streets July 10-18 to know we’ve got your prayers behind us!

Thanks in advance for joining the 2020 Face the Truth Prayer Team!

Pro-Life Career Opportunities in SE Pennsylvania

The following is from the June 2020 newsletter of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.  If you are interested in any of these positions or know of someone who may be interested, please use the contact information below to  send your resume.

Career Opportunities

Pro-Life Union Sidewalk Outreach Intern 

Great opportunity for pro-life individuals seeking to gain real-world experience, explore and discern opportunities, form and grow personally, and be a part of the real and practical solution to building a local Culture of Life.  Working as Sidewalk Outreach Intern, participants will gain on-the-street experience helping connect women and couples facing unexpected pregnancies to the life-affirming care needed to choose life!  This paid internship is a personally enriching opportunity for all, and is designed to offer excellent resume experience for students seeking further education or careers in fields such as counseling, human services, psychology, marketing, health professions, research and more! Part-time opportunity. Submit your cover letter and resume at mail@prolifeunion.org

 

Ultrasound Technician Position

Genesis Women’s Clinic, is seeking an Ultrasound Technician to join their pro-life team.  They need a sonographer to serve as a back up for the current tech and to cover her maternity leave period. Compensation is negotiable.  Please contact Wendy by email at wendy@genpcc.org.

 

Ultrasound Assistant

AlphaCare is looking to fill the part-time position of Ultrasound Assistant.  Flexible and accommodating with an interest in the medical field, this position assists nurses with ultrasound appointments and promotes a comfortable environment for each client. Interested applicants, please email resume and over letter to AlphaCare at office@alphacarephilly.org.

2 Minute Action Item to Save Unborn Lives

The following is from Ron Kelsey, President, Planned Parenthood Exposed located in Kansas City, Kansas.  Click on the link in the post below to see what you can do to help save unborn lives. 

two minute action

As we continue our battle to Stop Planned Parenthood in KCK, pro-life forces have countered PP by opening Kansas City Pregnancy Clinic (KCPC) which offers life-affirming options to women at risk of choosing abortion.

You can help abortion-risk women be aware of the existence of KCPC by simply going to the KCPC website. Doing so will increase the visibility of KCPC when abortion-risk women do web searches.

Take 2 minutes and go to www.kcpregnancyclinic.org . Your 2 minutes could help save lives!!! Thank you.

 

Pedestrian Overpass Outreach is this Friday, June 26 in Waco, Texas

The following is from John Pisciotta, of Pro-Life Waco.  National Bridges Day is this Friday and we encourage everyone to come out in Waco, Texas and elsewhere to give witness to the atrocities taking place throughout the country.  You can find an event in your area by visiting the website of the Pro-Life Action League here

 

National Day

PLW has moved its Overpass Outreach to Friday this month to be a part of National Overpass Outreach day sponsored by Pro-Life Action League of Chicago. There will be over 50 cities nationwide delivering outreach on this day.

PLW likes to be a team player and collaborate with other groups. The time on Friday, June 26 is from 5 to 6:30 PM. The overpass is at the intersection of South Valley Mills Drive and Bagby Avenue.

We will stand at the overpass with social distancing. I encourage face masks. Park near Chili’s Restaurant. T-shirts will be available, so we all look “together” and sharp.

We had a dozen foot soldiers out for this event in May.  Can we get to over 20 this Friday? One more thing. I will have yard signs available with MUCH sturdier stakes. Guaranteed not to break. Just perfect for your yard and church grounds.

 

Diversity Marks Pro-Life Movement

The following was received from Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Seton Hall University.  It comes from the Family & ProLife News Briefs.

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by Alexandra DeSanctis

Diversity Marks Pro-Life Movement

It features prominent female leaders and black activists, and has far more support from non-religious Americans than abortion supporters admit.

Late last year, the Church of God in Christ, the largest Pentecostal denomination and overwhelmingly African-American and Democrat, unveiled its “Resolution on the Sanctity of Human Life.” The resolution stated:

Abortion is genocide.
Abortion must end to protect the life of the unborn.

This issue of personhood has haunted America since the Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson and Roe v. Wade decisions. Just as slavery was overturned in America, Jim Crow was defeated, and Nazi Germany was overthrown, we pray that the heinous industry of abortion will become morally reprehensible worldwide.”

Pro-life leaders often mention the deep ties between the earliest legal abortion advocates and the eugenics movement, noting that Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, wanted to decrease what she saw as “unfit” populations including, in her view, blacks. She promoted birth control, though not abortion, to limit low-income & minority groups & proposed mandatory sterilization for those she deemed “feeble-minded.” Such views were widely shared among the earliest abortion advocates.

Secular Pro-Life, found in 2009 by Kelsey Hazzard, represents non religious pro-lifers. She is assisted by Terrisa Bukovinac, a member of Democrats for Life and founder of Pro-Life San Francisco, which aims to galvanize West Coast young people. After seeing videos of abortion procedures, she became pro-life. “You can’t justify abortion any more than you can justify the killing of a born person. There is no consistent, objective distinction between an unborn person and a human being.”

Alexandra DeSanctis, The Pro-life Movement You’ve Never Heard Of, National Review, 4/6/20. Additional groups are highlighted in her article.