Wanna Get Involved in Public Policy? Two Opportunities To Do So

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 mail@prolifeunion.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.

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.

Paid Opportunity to Knock On Doors For the Election

The following is from an email blast sent by Fr. Frank Pavone.

I have some exciting news from our friends at The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a key political pro-life group.

As you may know, they are longtime friends and allies of ours in the effort to elect pro-life candidates and inform pro-life voters.

Right now, they are looking for people willing to go door-to-door in their community to a targeted list of voters to ask them some simple questions and give them some helpful information to equip them for voting.

SBA List will train those who want to do this, provide the talking points and the information, and provide the specific, pre-selected homes to visit.

Those who do this are paid $10-$15 per hour depending on state and are reimbursed $0.30/mile for their travels. Hours are flexible (up to 40 hours per week). Other incentives are offered. 

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

You may learn more and sign up at https://www.sba-list.org/join-field-team. If you have further questions you can contact Laurie Lee at 501-258-6353 or Laurie@SBAListField.org.

The target states right now are the following, and if you know people in some of these other states who may also be interested, please feel free to pass this email on to them!

Florida
Pennsylvania
Arizona
Texas
Montana
Michigan
North Carolina
Wisconsin

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 Waco Launches “Summer Signs for Life” Initiative

The following was taken from an email from John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco.  Need a yard sign or want to replace an old one?  Contact John and he will have one delivered to you free of charge.  Although these signs are for the Waco area, it would be a good project for other pro-life organizations in other areas of the country as well.  

Choose life

This new initiative will be a game changer in the Central Texas Covid-19 environment. You may not like the heat. However, our free and attractive pro-life yard signs thrive at 100 degrees or more. Through July, Pro-Life Waco offers a FREE yard sign to households and churches in the Waco area–including counties bordering on McLennan County.

WE WILL DELIVER your free yard sign with an unbreakable metal holder. You can choose from one of five designs that you see below. Your sign will be delivered to your home.

The new style holder stake will not break like the ones we have used for years. To join your neighbors or lead your neighbors in SUMMER SIGNS FOR LIFE, send your request to prolifewaco@gmail.com. You may also call or text John Pisciotta at (254)-644-0407. You can do this. You should do this. Let’s triple the number of Central Texas homes affirming love and life for babies and moms.

Also, let me know if you want to have an old, battered yard sign replaced. Our delivery team is capable and probably not as fast as Amazon.

 

 

Rehuamnize International Encounter Contest Extended

The following is from Maria Oswalt of Rehumanize International regarding the organization’s annual conference and creative contest.

 

Rehumanzie

If you were worried about missing the submission deadline for this year’s edition of our Create | Encounter art contest and magazine, worry no more! We’ve extended the deadline, so the submission window will now close this Friday, July 10. The judges and I can’t wait to see what powerful pieces you create this year. With everything that’s happened in 2020 — combined with quarantine, which has given many people more time to develop their creative skills — I know we’re going to have a (nonviolently) killer magazine this year. Once the submission window closes, the judges will take time to review and rank the pieces, and winners will be announced on July 31st.

For more information, submission guidelines, and to view past winners visit: www.rehumanizeintl.org/create-encounter.

Blogger’s Note: Join Rehumanzie during their virtual conference held on Saturday August 29th. To register, visit here.

We Don’t Need Cowards or Politicians. . .We Need BISHOPS!

The following is from Judie Brown of American Life League.

Shepherds lead from the front; goatherds lead from behind. 

There has been a lot of commentary about Bishop Robert Barron’s insistence that the laity — and not the bishops — should be providing clarity during times of crisis.  

So let me give you a vivid example of the rank cowardice we have among the Catholic bishops today. 

What follows is a statement made in May 2020 from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops which — if they actually published something like this — would give pro-life Catholics across America a great deal of courage:

“Our hearts are wounded for the many souls mourned as African American communities across the nation are being disproportionately infected with and dying from the impact of Planned Parenthood. We raise our voices to urge state and national leaders to examine the generational and systemic structural conditions that make Planned Parenthood especially deadly to African American communities.

“We stand in support of all communities struggling under the weight Planned Parenthood has had not only on their physical health, but on their livelihoods, especially front line medical and sanitation workers, public safety officers, and those in the service industry. We are praying fervently for an end to abortion, and for physical health for all, and emotional healing amongst all who have lost loved ones.”

The problem? 

They never issued a statement going after Planned Parenthood or abortion.  They issued this statement about COVID-19.

If the Catholic bishops can be so adamantly clear during a pandemic that has killed 121,000 Americans, why can’t they be just as strong (if not STRONGER) in the face of the 2,363 abortions committed every day in America?!

Now it has been 103 days since the COVID-19 lockdowns began.  COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 121,000 Americans.  In 103 days, the abortion industry has murdered 271,508 babies.

This, Bishop Barron, is the problem.  We don’t need cowards.  We don’t need more politicians.  We need BISHOPS unafraid to live and defend the GOSPEL. 

How much longer will the Catholic bishops be silent in the face of the greatest sin this nation has ever committed in the eyes of God? 

If Barron is asking the laity to lead, then the laity is begging our Catholic bishops to ENFORCE CANON 915.

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.

Sidewalk Servants Needed

 

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Sidewalk Servants are men and women of any age who volunteer one hour a month (or more) to pray and offer resources to anyone entering or leaving an abortion clinic. It is through love and prayer that hearts can be transformed and lives can be saved.

We still need help this week to cover the hours below; please let us know if you are able to cover any of these times. You can make a difference! 

Also, please let us know which days/times you can cover for next week (May 25-May 30). 

God bless!

(Week 5/25 – 5/30)

Monday:  12th:  8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4

Tuesday: 12th:  8,1,2
                 777: 11,12,1,2
Wed:       12th:  11,12,1,2,3,4
                 777: 12,1,2
Thurs:     12th:  11,12,1,2,3,4
                 777: 12,1,2
Fri:          12th:  8.9.10,11,12,1,2,3,4
                 777: 12,1,2
Sat:         12th:  12,1,2
                 777:  11,12,1,2


We ask that you: 
1. Sign up to go one or max. two at a time
2. Wear masks 
3. Have a sign that says : LOVE, Financial and Emotional HELP:  Call: 610-626-4006  or  Text: 484-451-8104
    And/Or abortionpillreversal.com – it’s not too late to change your mind
4. Ask the girls to take a pic of the sign – can always share on Facebook if they don’t want the help themselves…
5. Share the sidewalkservantsphilly.com website