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.

BETRAYAL FROM PENN MEDICINE

The following is from an email blast sent from Jim Schellner. He shares a shocking update about Penn Medicine and its efforts to open an abortion facility.

Radnor Township Commissioners and Penn Med Made a Deal – No Citizens Allowed To inquire!

They Conspired to Killing of the innocent preborn Girls and Boys @ the new Penn Med Campus

at King of Prussia Road and Rte. 30 due to open on May, 2020. The facility is across from Radnor H.S. and 1/4 mile from Villanova U.

CALL TO ARMS: Gather at Radnor Township Building
30l Iven Ave., Wayne DATE: Monday, May 11, 6:15 pm.

One year of investigation, with lots of calls, letters, and meetings, has been met with a wall of SILENCE.

Radnor residents, and others, call the following at 610-688-5600 (reception), or the number listed, or message. Speak to:(ward and name)

1 – J. Larkin 610-696-8225 Email (President Commissioner)

2 – R. Booker 610-688-5600 ext. 270 Email

3 – D. Enderle 703-338-9900
Email
Penn Med CEO 800-789-7366
Kevin Mahoney Email

4 – L. Borowski 610-547-7537 Email

5 – M. Mulroney 215-287-7484 Email

6 – J. Abel 215-586-0761 Email

7 – S. Farhy 610-574-2040 Email

Call with questions – Paul Hayes, 610-687-8835

The Hypocrisy of Pro-Abortion Governors

It should come as no surprise that many governors who claim to be Catholic are choosing their self-interest over the faith of others.

Here is  a rundown of every so-called Catholic governor so far

Andrew Cuomo- New York

Cuomo does not need a long introduction, but God knows that he is in the state of mortal sin as he continues to murder life from womb to tomb in the Empire State. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree as his father, Mario, labeled the idea that “I’m Catholic, but” which was backfired by Cardinal John O’Connor. Who dares to play God when it comes to human life?

Gina Raimondo- Rhode Island

She sent a letter to Barth Bracy, the executive director of Rhode Island Right to Life, about keeping abortion facilities open while churches are closed during the pandemic.

Gretchen Whitmer- Michigan

Whitmer is a feminist. A tween from 2018 recently surfaced that shows her wearing a pink hat that reads, “Planned Parenthood makes America Great”. Oh, really? Then why have 61 million Americans been murdered by the largest abortion chain? She even barred purchasing American flags while allowing abortions to happen in her state. Read more here

Tom Wolf- Pennsylvania

Wolf volunteered for Planned Parenthood in his early days. He even is their best friend. Observe

tom wolf PP Escort

What is appalling is, like many of his esteemed colleagues that have turned states progressive, he deemed abortion as “essential service” while many businesses in the commonwealth are suffering. Even with a red house and senate in the Keystone State, Wolf has vetoed pro-life bills, but they will be overridden.

Ralph Northam

Dr. Ralph Northam has been the subject of many news headlines. What is so disconcerting about him is the fact that a former pediatrician who dares to play the inconsistent card when it comes to human life. One example is his viewpoint on infanticide.

Bottom line: elections have consequences and those that have refused to defend the most precious must be voted out.

 

 

 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR BRIAN EDWARDS

In a recent post, I shared about a book that is on the bookshelves now due to an early release. I had an opportunity to interview the author himself through a Q&A. Let us get behind authors, businesses, and those who are unafraid to proclaim the pro-life message. 

1) Tell us who you are and your personal background (family, occupation, where you live)
A: I’m Brian! I converted to Catholicism five years ago from a church-hopping Protestant! I have a wife and daughter, and we’re from Alabama. I am an IT guy for a major hospital down here and am blessed enough to still be working during this pandemic. I also run a Catholic meme page on Instagram, @Cathoholicism -I started that account at the end of 2018.

2) You have a book that is coming out later this spring. What is it called? What is it about?
A: I actually released it ahead of schedule this very morning! It’s called STORK: Sowing Season. It’s a dystopian themed fiction set in the 2060s. A single Artificial Intelligence, named Unity, governs the entire earth. He’s banned many things that we enjoy today, but most importantly prohibits natural pregnancies. Only the most obedient citizens are capable of purchasing a lab-grown child from STORK, the company that makes them. The novel itself takes place in Birmingham, Alabama. It follows a family of Catholics and their daily struggles from secret Masses to heartaches caused by ones they love. The book also tells Stone’s tale, his path to being initiated into a religious terrorism group, called the Zealots. One other part of this web of lives includes Isaac, a detective that’s hunting the Zealots before their next attack. It covers Just War, the importance of procreation, and it serves as a cautionary tale of how our governments will increase control over us in an attempt to control pollution, disease, and disobedience.

3) Why did you decide to write this book?
A: I’ve always felt passionately about these subjects and I’ve always been a sort of artist. I grew up drawing, painting, and telling stories! This was just a project that brought me back to that creativity that I had placed away.
I also greatly desire to use my gifts and talents to entertain and further inspire people who are likeminded or will be likeminded. I feel as though there’s a great drought of
conservative/traditionalist entertainment and art. The world is filled with degeneracy and sin. I’m tired of people thinking that you have to fill fiction with sex and crudity to capture the attention of viewers/readers.
4) I noticed something that makes your book stand out and judged by its cover. What made you use a stork?
A: The Stork has always been a symbol of new life! I thought there would be nothing better than to name the company from the story that symbol. As I mentioned earlier, STORK is where all the would-be parents go to purchase a lab-grown baby. In the cover, you’ll also note that the Stork carries a scythe as well. This is meant to show that STORK is now also a wielder of death.

5) What is the message of the book you hope to convey to your readers?

A: I hope readers will take this story as a warning for them and their children. We are replacing God with automation and technology. The progressive agenda will NEVER stop; it is a system of constant erosion. Aside from the major themes in the story, at its heart, I hope it inspires the readers to seek reconciliation with God. There’s no sin, no life-time filled with them, that God can not wipe clean in an instant!

6) Your book could not come at a better time. We see today how our rights are being forfeited for something that can conquer our freedoms, we have. How well should this resonate to those who are afraid to take a stand?
A: I think the book really has an opportunity to reveal to many the possible threats we face in a not so distant future.

The important thing to realize, is that many of the freedoms, the progressive freedoms will have the reverse effect on us. Fighting for rights such as abortion not only belittles the significance of life, but will lead us to surrender our right to create life.

7) What are some ways people can purchase your book?
A: Amazon! There are paperbacks for $15.99, and Kindle, ebooks for $3.99. Anyone that has any questions can always visit me on @Cathoholicism on Instagram and ask away! I’m very good at responding.

Stork Sowing Season

PRO-LIFE NECK GAITERS FOR SALE

With physical distancing protocols in full swing, what is the most awesome way to share the pro-life message at your neck grocery visit than wearing a pro-life neck gaiter as you venture out to rn, shop, and even pray outside of abortion facilities.

They sell for $20 and is made possible by Uplift by Lilly through Etsy.

Here are some of the different designs offered by the site.

 

 

Rally Outside of Supreme Court

The following is from an email blast sent out by Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America.

Sometimes, the pro-life movement gets a BIG opportunity to make legal progress for Life.

Wednesday is one of those opportunities!

Next week, on March 4th, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the potential landmark abortion case June Medical Services v. Russo.

And we’re having a rally outside the Supreme Court in support of the pro-life Louisiana law.

>>> Visit the rally website for more information.

The case challenges a law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their facility.

As the first case related to abortion that will be heard since Justice Kavanaugh has been appointed to the Court, this decision could challenge/overturn the 2016 Hellerstedt decision, which stripped away commonsense protections that safeguard women from predatory abortionists.

Full Event Details:

March 3rd, 2020

  • Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm – Pre-Event Prayer Vigil & Worship

March 4th, 2020

  • Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
  • 9:00 – 9:30am – Pre-Rally – Women Share their Stories
  • 9:30 – 11:30am – Protect Women Protect Life Rally

Years ago, the late pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia noted that he wanted to reverse the 1973 decision that legalized abortion. But he asked Americans – where was the moral outcry?

You are the moral outcry! That’s why I need you to join us on Wednesday. The Justices need to see you there.

Beginning at 7:30am, we’ll be gathering in front of the court to help stake out space for our pro-life speakers and set the tone for a peaceful, fun, and energized rally. We are asking all pro-life supporters to wear the color BLUE.

Let us know at the Facebook Event if you’re coming. I hope you can; this is certainly one for the history books.

Kick-Off Rally for 40 Days Will Feature Inspiring Speakers

 

In an effort to awaken the black community on the horrors of abortion, the pro-life community will host a kick-off rally at Greater Exodus Church on Wednesday, February 19th. The church is led by former Eagles player Herb Lusk. Pastor Lusk is also celebrating his birthday that evening. The event will kick off at 7PM.

The speaker lineup will include Kathy Barnette, candidate for Congress, best-selling author on Amazon and former Fox commentator.

Matt Britton, the chairman of 40 Days for Life.

Dr. Monqiue Ruberu, a pro-life OBGYN, and physician.

All pro-lifers in the Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs are asked to come out, be inspired, and help build and defend a culture of life.

Sign up here for vigil hours between February 26th through April 4th.

Take Part In 40 Days for Life Vigils in Center City and Chinatown

Hard to believe that we are days away from another 40 Days for Life campaign (February 26th to April 4th).

Sadly the majority of abortions in Pennsylvania happen in the City of Brotherly Love at three facilities. Two of them account for a combined 11,000 murders a year.

Philadelphia Women’s Center

center city philly

Less than a 1/4 of a mile from Independence Hall is the largest non-Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania. 6400 babies are murdered here every year. Your help is needed. The hours of the facility are from Tuesday to Saturday from 8AM to 4PM. The facility is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

You may sign up for vigil hours here

PC PP 1

In the heart of Philadelphia, near the gay section of Center City, lies a Planned Parenthood. It has been the subject of a bullying campaign from State Rep. Brian Sims. The facility failed state inspections. It has also murdered more than 4,000 babies.

Sign up for campaign hours here. The hours are Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM. Saturday from 8AM to 3PM. This facility is closed on Sundays. Abortions take place from Wednesday through Saturday.

Reminders

Visit here about what to do and say when you’re out on the sidewalk

Pro-lifers are asked to bring materials with them to hand out to women going into the facility, During recent campaigns, signs and even a box full of literature have been stolen by Heather (security guard at Philadelphia Women’s Center) and her pro-abort posse. The Pro-Life Union has some easy guides to create your own blessing bags.

Don’t know what to pray when outside of an abortion facility by yourself or as a group? Here’s a post that gives you a general breakdown for Catholics.

2019 in Review: 20 Blog Countdown

Hard to believe that 2019 is drawing to a close. It still is a call for us to recall and reflect on the success and how we can be better in the new year.

Voices for Life wants to thank everyone who has shared our posts, read our content, and even engage with us. In honor of the New Year, the team has decided to put together the top 20 blogs of 2019. Each one will include a clickable word that will take you to the original post.

No. 20: Spiritual Battle

In March, I wrote a blog about why engaging in prayer is essential in the constant spiritual battle against abortion.

No. 19: Democratic Party Support of Abortion on all stages

A faithful couple from Warminster, PA issue a concern on their neighbors who support the Democratic Party. Who knew that it would come ahead of the race for the Democratic Nominee for President of the United States.

No. 18: Kentucky Abortion Law Stands

After a very challenging and uphill battle, Kentucky’s ultrasound law that was passed by the state was upheld by the nation’s highest court.

No. 17: Huh?

Anita Flynn shared about how ill-informed Presidential Candidate and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as she was watching a late-night show with the candidate as the special guest.

No. 16: Gravestones for Aborted Children

Aleteia wrote about the efforts of the Knights of Columbus as they help memorialize the victims of abortions.

No. 15: 30th Birthday Reflection

I celebrated my 30th birthday this month which comes at the pinnacle of everyone’s Christmas preparations. I reflected on my 30 years of living and how a 1/3 of my peers never had the chance to live like I have.

No. 14: Praying Outside of Planned Parenthood… In Nashville

During my travels to the music city, I learned about a Planned Parenthood facility that I figured I take part in with other people in hopes of saving a life. I shared what I saw.

No. 13: New Faces Cut Teeth in Saving Babies

During one of her email reflections, Dr. Monique Ruberu shared how some first-timers took part in the 40 Days for Life campaigns in Philadelphia.

No. 12: Creativity in Defending Life

A post by Regnum Christi sparked my interest and thought that it needed to be shared. Learn how you can be pro-life.

No. 11: Eleven Cases of Dangerous 3rd Term abortions

Operation Rescue shared how late-term abortions can be dangerous through the investigations on eleven different occasions

The top ten were selected to share and issue a call as to why we must defend life. It also shares some of the news that has happened on a local, state, and even national level. Some headliners of 2019 were reserved for the top 10.

No. 10: Room in the Inn

I wrote a reflection about having room in the inn for single and unwed mothers who are pregnant. Not just during the Christmas season, but 365 days a year.

No. 9: Angels Have Red Hair

In sharing from the late Joseph Wall, Pat Dowling shared his amazing writing that was published through the American Life League in Fall/Winter 1996.

No. 8: Inaugural Year for The Gianna Center of Philadelphia

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia will round out the next two spots. First up, their year in review

No. 7: The Gianna Center Gala

In celebration of its establishment and hopes of continuing its operation, the center held its inaugural gala. They honored organizations, such as the Knights of Columbus and Missionaries of Charity for their extraordinary work.

No. 6: Chick Fil A and Hallmark

The two franchises do ring a bell with every average person. Sure, you hear about women guilty pleasure of Hallmark movies while a fast-food chain closes on Sunday. Sadly, they have been on the news for disturbing reasons. Chick Fil A caved yet they have a super deep connection to the abortion industry. Meanwhile, Hallmark recently became open to the idea of sodomy romance.

No. 5: Teacher’s Adoption Story

Terry Noble shared an article about how a teacher stepped in to adopt a child with down syndrome following the death of her student’s mother.

No. 4: Students for Life Honor Bishop Shanahan

Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown, PA area was recognized as the pro-life club of the year by Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America. This took place during the annual National Conference in DC. Read more here

No. 3: Diamond and Silk

In October, Diamond and Silk, conservative black women duo on social media, headlined the annual Pro-Life Federation Dinner in Harrisburg. Here’s the full message.

No. 2: The 38th Annual Stand Up for Life Dinner

At the annual dinner, 1200 prolifers had the opportunity to hear a powerful message of love and mercy from Rachel Guy while learning about Dr. Monique Ruberu’s mind-blowing conversion story. It even placed the spotlight on pioneers, brave witnesses, and a rising star in the movement on her college campus. Read more here.

No. 1: Brian Sims

State Rep. Brian Sims has been on the news lately. This time it’s for all the wrong reasons. During the springtime, Sims live-streamed himself harassing pro-lifers outside of a Planned Parenthood that is located in the heart of Philadelphia. In the first incident, there was an elderly woman praying. Sims insisted that he continue to verbally harass her to the point that he got closer to her. In a separate incident during Holy Week, Sims was at it again. Only this time, he offered a $100 to anyone watching the video to give him the names of the teenage girls who were praying at Planned Parenthood while verbally race-baiting them. This was done in front of two of the teens’ mother. The father responded

Nearly a week and a half following the surfacing of the videos on social media, a thousand pro-lifers from near and far rallied outside of the Planned Parenthood where it all took place.

Honorable mentions:

COL 1972

Earlier this year, a family from West Chester launched a clothing line to counter the status quo of the fashion industry who continue to support Planned Parenthood. Since their launch, they have made appearances and even took time to answer some questions about their business and their background.

Life Dress

Angelique Clark came up with an amazing idea to make dressing up lifeworthy. She had an opportunity to share her passion for life and fashion.

Christopher West

Pope Francis bestowed a papal honor to Christopher West of the Theology of the Body Institute for his extraordinary work. In the fall he spoke to people during the True Freedom Conference.

Unplanned

Abby Johnson’s book became a movie with the same name It shares how she walked away fro Planned Parenthood after eight years. In the spring, it debuted in the top ten and maintained its position there for two weeks. Oer the summer it became a best seller in pre-order

 

 

 

An Open Letter to Green Bay Packers

The following is a letter penned by Fr. Richard Heilman in response to the news of Green Bay Packer’s franchise support of Planned Parenthood.

This letter will be delivered on Monday, December 23. This comes in response to the news that, regrettably, the Green Bay Packer Foundation contributes to Planned Parenthood (see HERE). Please pray that this beloved organization – once coached by the legendary Vince Lombardi, who was a devout Catholic and daily Mass goer – sees the error of their ways. If you’d like to write your own letter, you can see the contact information from mine.

 

Green Bay Packer Foundation, Inc.                                                                December 23, 2019
Thomas Cardella
Chairperson
P.O. Box 10628
Green Bay, WI 54307-0628
Dear Mr. Cardella,

 

Those who know me, have witnessed my lifelong passion for the Green Bay Packers. I was a kid in the 1960s, or as we like to refer to it in Wisconsin: “The Lombardi Era.” Inspired by Coach Vince Lombardi and the many titles his Green Bay Packers won for our state, I worked very hard in high school and received Wisconsin All-State Football honors. From there, I headed off to college, fully intending to work my way up to become a Green Bay Packer someday, until a neck injury ended my football career in the first year of college. I joke that “God broke my neck” to change my direction, and now I am a Catholic priest.

 

In 1997, I was a Parochial Vicar in Janesville, WI (home and parish of Speaker Paul Ryan). The Packers and Brett Favre were making everyone a Packer fan. Caught up in the Brett Favre/Green Bay Packer enthusiasm, at the beginning of the 1997 season, after the final blessing at Mass, I would say, “1,2,3” and the congregation would respond, “Go Packers!” Then the Packers would win. In the second week of the season, I had to go out of town, and the Packers lost. Members of the parish half-joked, “Don’t do that again … we need to say ‘Go Packers’ so they win.” Three weeks later, I had to go out of town again, and the Packers had their second loss. Now members of the parish seemed to put joking aside, and said, “Don’t leave!” Five wins later, I had to go out of town again, and they lost. I had a local reporter of the Janesville Gazette in my pews, and he thought it was a cute story to print. He did, and the New York Times picked up the story. So, on the last game of the season, ABC, NBC, and CBS set up their cameras in our choir loft, so they could film the “Go Packers” cheer at the end of Mass. We did it, and the Packers won, and they were off to the playoffs.

 

Even the book I wrote, Church Militant Field Manual, quotes legendary Packer Coach, Vince Lombardi, as he was a devout Catholic and daily Mass goer. Here’s my favorite quote:
“And in truth, I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat. I don’t say these things because I believe in the ‘brute’ nature of men or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour – his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear – is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.”
I’m even a part-owner of the Green Bay Packers, as a stockholder.

 

So, you can see that, if I am not the most super of super fans, I am among the most super.
I wrestled with this for several days, after discovering that the Packers donated to Planned Parenthood. But, here’s the thing. I needed to understand just how “attached” I am to the Green Bay Packers. I believe God is challenging me, “Do you really want to do EVERYTHING you can to end the worst genocide in human history? Prove it.”  And so, I can’t do this.

 

So, here I am Lord, I come to do Your will. I will cease watching/following the Green Bay Packers until that day when they come to their senses, admit their egregious mistake, and cease to funnel money to those who kill innocent children. In the meantime, I will pray for this conversion of the heart of my beloved Green Bay Packers. This is SO HARD, but I love God and those babies more than the Green Bay Packers.

 

Finally, I have a very large following on social media, as well as 57,000 members of the United States Grace Force, of which I am the leader. I have shared this letter with them.

 

In Christ,

 

Fr. Richard Heilman
Pastor, St. Mary of Pine Bluff, WI
Past State Chaplain, Wisconsin Knights of Columbus
Chaplain, Pro-Life Wisconsin
Chaplain, Vigil for Life
Chaplain, Women’s Care Center
Chaplain, Holy Family Homeschoolers
Founder, Knights of Divine Mercy
Founder, Holy League
Founder, United States Grace Force