Save the Date! Saturday, November 16th – Philly’s 1st Annual “Ladies Love Life” Pro Life Conference for Women!!!!

The following is from the Facebook wall of Dr. Monique Ruberu.  Information on this conference is listed in the post below and on their website where you can sign up for updates on this event.  

Ladies Love Life

The date is confirmed!!! The Location is Confirmed!!!! Make sure you save the date for Philly’s 1st annual “Ladies Love Life” Pro Life Conference for women!!!!

Please sign up for the latest details on speakers and topics covered – all to be released soon and you don’t want to miss it!!!

Tickets on SALE @The Shop  25 & Under – Free – Regular Ticket $30!

Limited Space – Get your ticket before it is SOLD OUT!

LadiesLoveLife.com
Saturday Nov 16th 8:30-6
New Life Church,  

Pro-life Berks Introduces The Prayer Project

The following is from the newsletter of Pro-Life Berks. The reasons they list to close the Reading Planned Parenthood are reasons to close all Planned Parenthood facilities throughout our nation and around the world.

If you live in or around Reading, Pennsylvania and would like to become involved in this project, contact Pro-Life Berks.  The contact information is included in the Guidelines for Praying at Reading Planned Parenthood. 

Defund Planned Parenthood

For twenty-one long years Reading Planned Parenthood has been doing abortions in Reading,  Pennsylvania.  The purpose of The Prayer Project is to close the Reading Planned Parenthood and to end abortion.

A link is provided below for Guidelines for praying at the Reading Planned Parenthood and for Bible verses for meditation. Contact information is provided in the Guidelines.

When you are standing outside of Reading Planned Parenthood, please pray about each of the following areas of great evil, and ask God to deliver us.  

Why We Need to Close Reading Planned Parenthood:

  • Kills babies by the cruel act of abortion, that is sucking the baby out of the womb by suction machine; or by giving pills to kill the baby in the womb which is then expelled in the toilet, a very painful and bloody experience for women.
  • Kills about 800 babies per year, right here in Reading, for the last 21 years.
  • Participates with other Planned Parenthood centers to be the largest abortion provider in Pennsylvania.
  • Founded by the racist Margaret Sanger, who promoted eugenics similar to Hitler.
  • Continues to be part of the genocide that is killing a disproportionate number of African-American babies.
  • Provides little, or no help for dads who want to keep their babies and not see them killed by abortion.
  • Refuses to allow a dignified burial of the aborted babies; but instead, sends the dead, unnamed babies to an incinerator for an impersonal end.
  • Promotes sexual promiscuity by encouraging sexual activity, outside of marriage.
  • Promotes sex ed to young and impressionable children, leading to increased sexual activity before marriage, often with tragic results.
  • Encourages children to not tell their parents about going to Planned Parenthood or reading their materials.
  • Promotes the use of birth control methods, most of which are abortifacients (cause an early abortion) such as The Pill, I.U.D.’s, birth control injections, morning after pills.
  • Promotes the dangerous concept of the gay lifestyle and gender and transgender confusion, even for children.
  • Provides false and misleading information about pro-life advocates who do sidewalk counseling outside and who offer assistance.
  • Participates in a national organization that has been proven to sell unborn baby body parts to companies for research and use.
  • Participates in a national organization that receives over $500 million dollars, federally, from taxpayers who do not want to fund abortion.
  • Participates in a strong, national, political organization that promotes very liberal causes and candidates.
  • Refuses to admit to the scientific proof that life begins at conception and that unborn babies have the inalienable right to life from the Creator.

Guidelines for Praying and Bible Verses

Pro-Life Berks is a peaceful, prayerful organization dedicated to the defense of human life from conception to natural death, since 1998. We oppose the use of force against persons and property.

We organized in 1998 when Reading Planned Parenthood began doing abortions. We’ve been praying there and doing sidewalk counseling every week, since then.

We’ve been hosting a television program on BCTV since 2000, and currently our program is live, the third Monday of every month. Our focus is also education, community outreach and advocacy in support of life, marriage and the family.

We are affiliated with the American Life League and the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania.  Your prayers and financial support of Pro-Life Berks is greatly appreciated.  For more information, visit our website:   www.prolifeberks.org.   Like us on Facebook here.

 

Northeast Philly Pro-Life Group Hosted Sidewalk Servant Training on July 27th

About 30 people turned out last Saturday for the Sidewalk Servant Training to learn how to reach women who are entering abortion centers in a loving, compassionate way.  Among them at least three were new to the movement and came to learn what they could do to help.

I spoke to one woman who told me that while driving by the Planned Parenthood on Comly Road going to work each day, she was so moved by the people praying and witnessing outside of this facility that she vowed to join them when she retired.  She was most inspired by Dave & Betty Maier who have been faithful prayer witnesses and sidewalk counselors since this place first opened as the Northeast Women’s Center back in the 80’s.

Tom Stevens, President and CEO of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia opened by telling us that the purpose of this training is to get more people to witness and pray outside of the abortion facilities in our area,  and to educate us on the best way to offer help to women who are contemplating abortions.  He mentioned that Planned Parenthood’s message is ‘there would be no healthcare for women if they didn’t exist‘.

We all know that this is not true and that most of what Planned Parenthood does is abortions.  Our purpose as Sidewalk Servants is  to let these mothers know that we can offer them real counseling and true help to get them through this difficult time in their lives.

Tom introduced Dr. Monique Ruberu,  an OB/GYN and one of the few Napro Technology trained doctors in the Southeast Pennsylvania area.

St. Katherine

Dr. Ruberu, an experienced pro-life speaker both locally and nationally,  gave us practical tips to use.  The training was brief, but packed with plenty of good information, covering from what to say to these mothers; how to act while witnessing, medical facts about abortion (see link below for the Sidewalk Servants website), and even what to wear.

She explained in detail the various abortion methods used by Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities.  She emphasized that it’s not necessary for us to commit this to memory, but we all should have an idea of just what goes on in these various centers and know where to send these women if they choose to continue with their pregnancies.

Dr. Ruberu has put together what she calls ‘Blessing Bags’ to give to women who are looking to abort.  These bags contain information for these mothers on where to obtain help as well as some candy and prayer cards.  It is a way to let them know that they are not alone and there are people out there to support them.

Our training ended with a trip to the Comly Road Planned Parenthood where we applied what we had just learned.

You can find more information on becoming a Sidewalk Servant by visiting their website  using this link.  To view the educational videos from Sidewalk Servants use this link.  

Below are some pictures of Saturday’s event and well as useful tips and facts Dr. Ruberu gave us to use. I have taken the liberty to make some changes to accommodate those who live in other areas.

Practical Tips for Sidewalk Servants
Sidewalk Servants Comly Road

 

 

 

 

 

The Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York Will be the 2019 Honoree for the Third Annual National Gianna Center Gala

The following is from an email we received from the National Gianna Center for Women’s Health.  This gala takes place on Thursday, October 3rd at the Tribeca 360 in Manhattan.  Details and information on purchasing tickets and advertising can be found in the post below. 

 

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We are thrilled to share with our friends and supporters that the National Gianna Center 501 ( c ) 3 will be honoring the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York at our Third Annual National Gianna Gala, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 3rd at Tribeca 360 in Manhattan.  Since this year’s gala will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the very first Gianna Center, we are thrilled that the Friars have accepted the honor and look forward to a very special celebration.

As most of our constituency will know, the Dominican Order of Preachers is one of the most historic and fruitful orders in the Catholic Church, which, though dating back to Saint Dominic’s founding in the early thirteenth century, continues in full bloom today.  And one proof of their vitality is their Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry, the mission of which “is devoted to promoting the dignity of the human person and the healing ministry of Jesus Christ through pastoral care, education, ethical consultation, and prayer.  As a ministry of the Dominican Province of Saint Joseph collaborating with the Archdiocese of New York, the friars are at the service of the health care community in New York City and beyond.”

The missionary alignment between the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry and the National Gianna Center could not be more solid: we are both dedicated to sharing the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services with those we serve and reaffirming “the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”  For many years, the Dominicans have been celebrating an annual Gianna Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church for couples suffering from infertility and, this December, they will be hosting a Mass and Reception for families made possible by the Gianna Centers of metropolitan New York.

In 2002, the Dominican Province of Saint Joseph broadened its health care ministry in New York.  A new focus on health care ethics was added to the pastoral ministries at Saint Catherine’s Church and in the area hospitals.

Today, Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York includes the work of four full-time friars and dozens of lay men and women.  In partnership with area health care centers, the Archdiocese of New York, the Parish of Saint Vincent Ferrer and Saint Catherine of Siena, the Dominican Shrine of Saint Jude, and others, the Dominican Friars’ Ministry continues to grow.

Often referred to as “midwives to eternity”, the Friars of the Dominican Health Care Ministry devote their fatherly hearts, time, and prayer to lighten the crosses of those suffering in hospital, and we at the National Gianna Center cannot think of a worthier recipient of our honor and gratitude.

Please join us at our Third Annual National Gianna Gala to celebrate the Dominican Friars and the 10th anniversary of the Gianna Center in New York!

GALA TICKETS AND ADVERTISEMENTS

Anyone interested in purchasing tickets, tables, underwriting or advertising in this year’s dinner journal, please send an email to info@nationalgiannacenter.org for details.

EVENT DETAILS

3rd Annual National Gianna Gala
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 Tribeca 360° – 10 Desbrosses Street – New York, NY 10013 United States  Google Map

 

The mission of the National Gianna non-profit is to help our national network of Gianna medical affiliates to provide pro-life, authentically Catholic health and fertility care to women and families.  To that end, we continue to establish and nurture a national network of healthcare centers based on the Gianna model, which offers a natural alternative to artificial birth control, abortion and in vitro fertilization (IVF) and paves the way for the culture of life to flourish in parishes and communities around the country.  For more information, please use this link.  

Ode to Abortion: Poeticizing Death

The following is from the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation LifeLines Newsletter  by Bonnie Finnerty who is the Education Director of the Federation.

Ode to Abortion

In my past life as an English teacher, I encouraged students’ playful experimentation with language. Words matter, I told my students.  Words stir emotions, illuminate a truth, even persuade a foe.  Poetry and prose possess power.

Yet, words can be used for more malevolent purposes.  They might not illuminate, but darken and distort. They can minimize, romanticize, even glorify that which is ugly, violent, and evil. Words can be used to manipulate those who hear them.

No one knows this better than the pro-abortion wordsmiths.

They have poeticized abortion, luring many with polished vocabulary and rhythmic phrases that seek to dull senses and numb protestations.

Their “ode” to abortion goes something like this:

The right to choose is a private decision between a woman and her doctor and an integral part of her reproductive freedom and health care. The termination of a pregnancy is a safe procedure that empties the pregnancy tissue from the uterus and is a Constitutionally protected right.

Sounds almost harmless. Until you scratch through the lexicon’s shiny veneer.

Deconstruct this abortion “poem” phrase by phrase, and the blaring truth is a cacophony that pierces our conscience.  READ FULL ARTICLE

 

The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation is a grassroots right-to-life organization with members statewide. As the state affiliate of National Right to Life, PPLF is committed to promoting the dignity and value of human life from conception to natural death and to restoring legal protection for preborn children.  For more information on the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, please use this link. 

New “Equality Act” Threat in Congress

The following is from Matt Staver, Founder and Chairman of the Liberty Counsel concerning the ‘Equality Act’. 

 The “Equality Act” is a dangerous bill that was passed by the US House and is in the Senate.  In order to get it to pass and become law attempts are being made to hide it in other legislation.  Please take a moment to read what he has to say and then take the necessary actions. 

Radicals are inserting parts of the dangerous “Equality Act” into other bills. 

It’s an attempt to hide the ball—to camouflage the assault on your liberties concentrated in the horrendous “Equality Act”—a deviously misnamed measure that demolishes religious freedom in favor of LGBT “rights.”

I think you’ll be astonished and alarmed by the legislation Democrats have lined up to push portions of the so-called “Equality Act” through Congress:

  1. Customer Non-Discrimination Act (HR 2687)

If it was honestly named, this bill should be labeled the “Women Beware Act.” It opens all restrooms, locker rooms, dressing rooms, etc, to anyone who claims to be the gender listed on the facility door. That means a man claiming to be a woman gains access to women’s facilities—and this applies nationwide.

The bill comes with teeth. It punishes the use of biological distinctions by enabling “discrimination” lawsuits. Critically, this bill victimizes churches, too, because religious freedom exemptions are explicitly denied.

  1. Stronger Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (HR 2480) 

Combating child abuse is critical and to be lauded, but this bill goes beyond that by venturing into social engineering. First, it endorses LGBT taxonomy by adding “sexual and gender minority youth” to its list of benefited parties. Such youth are defined as gay, lesbian or bisexual individuals.

In addition, there is proposed language that would deem it “child abuse” for parents or guardians to refuse to give a child hormones or so-called sex reassignment surgery. And when parents refuse, the child could be removed from the home.

“MegaBus #1”–Four Appropriations Bills combined in HR 2740

This is the biggest threat because it is part of “must-pass” legislation, meaning it is part of a vitally important measure that Congress must enact. Already approved in the House, the massive “Megabus #1” appropriations bill is awaiting action in the Senate. And that’s where we must call on senators to strip out provisions that push the LGBT agenda.

We discovered pro-LGBT language that can be used to attack our freedom hidden in four sections of this bill (numbers reflect sections of the bill):

  1. Labor HHS (Division A)
  2. Defense (Division C)
  3. Energy and Water (Division E) and
  4. State and Foreign Ops (Division D) Here, LGBT advocates inserted text requiring the State Department and USAID tostudy, track and report on LGBT laws around the world in its annual Human Rights Report. It also requires both State and USAID to document and report their own efforts to promote LGBT behaviors.

And let me quickly list two more stealth attacks:

Do No Harm Act, which attacks religious freedom exemptions (HR 1450), and

Refund Equality Act, which will give more than 55 million dollars to same-sex couples (HR 3234 or S 1564)

+ + Defend freedom and make your voice heard!

 

Take ActionDemocrats are trying to pass the “Equality Act” piecemeal by inserting portions of this bad legislation into other bills. You can help stop this stealth attack by contacting Congress today.  Click here to find your elected officials.   To Send a fax through Liberty Counsel, please use this link. 

 

 

Important Facts about Presidential Candidates

In case you were wondering were all the presidential candidates stand on the issue of life, the graphic below by the National Right to Life Committee will give you the information you need to arm yourselves with facts about their positions to  share with all your friends and family, especially those who are thinking of supporting any of these candidates.

We shouldn’t be surprised by the position on life issues by the former governor of Massachusetts as he is from a liberal state or by the Democrats who are running.   The Democrats seem to have a contest going to see who can become the most pro-death candidate competing to be the presidential nominee.  God help us if any of them get elected.

I suggest you print this out and share with everyone you know.

2020 POTUS comparison

National NFP Awareness Week Begins July 21st

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National Natural Family Planning (NFP) week, a program sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) highlights the benefits of NFP opposed to artificial methods of contraception.  Below are links to the  USCCB for promotional materials  as well as some websites explaining the various NFP methods including the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and NaProTechnology.

 

USCCB promotional materials 

The National Gianna Center 

Gianna Center of Philadelphia 

Couple to Couple League

Friends of Fertility Care – Philadelphia 

 

Life Action Conference to Take Place in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, July 23 – 24

Live Action Conference

The Pennsylvania Family Council is hosting a pro-life conference this month at the Lancaster Bible College.  We encourage everyone from Pennsylvania to attend this conference to find out more about ‘aggressive pro-life strategies’ and how to keep Pennsylvania from becoming the next New York.

For more information on this conference or to register, please use this link.  Please register by July 19th.

Please Join the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition on Monday, June 24th for their Monthly Pro-Life Meeting

 

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from Sandy Slater, Vice-President, Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition 

This is a reminder of our upcoming Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Meeting this coming Monday, June 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the church of Nativity of Our Lord in the parish center (located behind the church) 605 W. Street Road, Warminster, PA.  Topics of discussion will be:

  • The upcoming Celebrate Life Run at Peace Valley Park, June 29, 2019.
  • Follow-up on Activity of HR 2740—the bill to block
  • Pro-Life measures of President Trump. Mike McMonagle will address the letter that was sent to Rep. Fitzpatrick and the statement put out by the USCCB regarding the Equality Act.

Guest Speakers for this meeting will talk about the Gosnell Babies Project. Gosnel Babies Project, focusing on fundraising for a decent burial marker at Laurel Hill Cemetery.