A special Valentine’s Day prayer for women whose hearts are broken over abortion

The following is from Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.  

I will never forget the time when I was a radio reporter and I decided to do a feature on Valentine’s Day.

I arranged to visit a second-grade class at a local elementary school to record their impressions of the holiday. As I took out my microphone and tape recorder, the children gathered around me at lightning speed. They were eager to give their reflections of Valentine’s Day. In that moment, I just felt surrounded by love.

I remember my own excitement as a grade school student anticipating Valentine’s Day. My mother believed in celebrating to the hilt, so the day was filled with cards, gifts, cake, hors’ d’oeuvres, and even flaming cherries jubilee. Again, growing up, I always felt great love on Valentine’s Day.

It seems to me that the national public policy which permits abortion on demand erases a great deal of love from our lives. That is because it eliminates the children who carefully craft those handmade Valentine’s and whisper “I love you” at times of great grace.

Just think if we were to make a Valentine for every child lost to abortion, and for each woman who grieves a child that abortion has taken. The cards could stretch to the heavens and back.

I believe that every woman who was coerced into abortion knows what she is missing—an irreplaceable child with a boundless capacity to love. How sad that a woman could be driven to surrender the one who would love her the most.

Joaquin Phoenix Rages Against Drinking Milk From Cows, While Hollywood Celebrates Abortion

The following is from Lifenews.com which discusses everything that took place during the Oscars

Hollywood’s most elite celebrities clapped enthusiastically Sunday as actor Joaquin Phoenix condemned the dairy industry for milking cows and “plundering” the world’s natural resources.

All the while, many of the same celebrities ignore – and some openly embrace – the greatest human rights abuse of our time: abortion.

Phoenix, who won best actor at the Oscars for his role in “Joker,” gave an acceptance speech that almost sounded pro-life at times — but it wasn’t. Though he did not say where he stands on the abortion issue, many celebrities who attended the Oscars advocate for abortion on demand and the abortion industry.

“I think the greatest gift that it’s given me and many people in [this industry] is the opportunity to use our voice for the voiceless,” Phoenix began. “I’ve been thinking about some of the distressing issues that we’ve been facing collectively.”

According to the Guardian, he criticized society for embracing an “egocentric world view” and “plundering” the world’s resources.

“We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. Then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal,” he said.

“We’re talking about the fight against the belief that one nation, one people, one race, one gender, one species, has the right to dominate, use and control another with impunity,” he continued.

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Phoenix challenged his listeners to fight against injustice, “whether we’re talking about gender inequality or racism or queer rights or indigenous rights or animal rights.”

Eater reports Phoenix has been a vegan for almost all of his life, and he sometimes campaigns with PETA. Vox writer Kelsey Piper praised him for elevating “the moral worth of animals.”

While protecting animals from abuse is important, Hollywood repeatedly and consistently fails to acknowledge an even greater injustice in this world today. Since 1973, more than 61 million unborn babies have been killed in abortions in America alone.

These babies are discriminated against more than any other group in the world. Some are aborted because they have Down syndrome or because they are a girl instead of a boy. Some are aborted just because their parents neglected to use contraception and their life was created at an inconvenient time.

Sometimes their mothers are forced to abort them by abusers and sex traffickers. Sometimes their fathers plead desperately for their lives to no avail, because fathers do not have any legal right to protect their own children before birth.

Every year, thousands of pain-capable later term unborn babies are aborted in the U.S., many for elective reasons. Every year, tens of thousands more are killed by being dismembered, torn apart in their mothers’ wombs while their hearts are still beating.

Abortion is cruel, violent, destructive.

But Hollywood celebrates it, instead of condemns it. Few will forget how, at the Golden Globes in January, actress Michelle Williams was met with massive applause when she thanked God for her “right to choose” to abort her unborn baby.

Phoenix was right to remind his fellow actors that they are given an incredible gift – a huge audience in which to be an influence for good, a “voice for the voiceless.” But they are squandering that gift when they neglect to address the horrific plight of abortion on mothers, fathers and especially their unborn babies.

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.

Pro-Lifers Remember Legacy of John Stanton, 6 Years After His Death

On Saturday, 200 pro-lifers came together to honor the legacy of John Stanton, the founder of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. They also honored his wife, Harriet who passed away last June.

Those in attendance heard sermons, prayed, and even sang to honor his lifelong legacy.

Dr. Monique Ruberu shared how a college student prayed hard for a baby to be saved during his time outside of one of the abortion facilities in Philadelphia as she encouraged everyone to bring love to the sidewalk when praying in front of the abortion facilities as 40 Days for Life is soon upon us.

Pastor Herb Lusk reminded those in attendance to come from “a place of love”. With it, love can move mountains and work wonders. He also urged a call out to his fellow black people to come out and help defend life.

Kathy Barnette shared her testimony. She is a former commentator for Fox News. In her talk, she raised awareness on the fact that African Americans are more likely to be murdered by abortion than gun violence, AIDs, and the KKK combined as they make up more than 30% of abortion victims in the United States. She urged everyone to pray for her as she is running for Congress this election cycle. She is also a published author as her book was released on Amazon.

Prior to 1030 mass at Holy Redeemer, Dennis Stanton offered a few words on his late grandfather. He summed up his life with one word, legacy. His legacy grew on the impact, both seen and unseen, he had on others from his 12 children, 45 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren to his tight grip, like a falcon, on his life and faith that he lived all through his life. That firm “grip” is now seen in his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren every day.

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

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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

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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.

Pro-Lifers Experienced Sexual Assaults and Death Threats during March for Life

The following is an article written by a Live-Action Correspondent regarding the events surrounding last week’s March for Life. 

The 2020 March for Life was largely a success; as many as 225,000 people came to show their support for the sanctity and protection of human life. In remembrance of the 60 million lives lost since Roe v. Wade, the theme for this year’s march was “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.” Yet the event was not without controversy; as expected, pro-abortion protesters were there, and some of them were violent.

Selene Cerankosky is a 20-year-old junior at Robert Morris University, a program assistant with Students for Life of America, the president of Students for Life at Robert Morris University, and the Pennsylvania captain for Students for Life Action. She told the Daily Caller she had just finished walking in the march when she was approached while standing in a crowd outside of the Supreme Court. The protester, she said, was wearing a dark sweatshirt and white pants with “caked blood on them on the crotch area.” Cerankowsky explained that she believes the protester was female and could have been with Reproduction or Abortion Access Front, two groups who had been protesting outside the Supreme Court during the march. And the protester immediately became aggressive.

“She got very close to me,” she recalled. “We were probably within 3 inches of each other’s space as she was being rather aggressive trying to get me out of the way and I just kind of stood still. And then she told me to back up.” When Cerankosky wouldn’t move, the exchange turned violent. “Her exact words were ‘back up or I will,’ and then an expletive, ‘slit your throat,’” Cerankosky said. “So I said, ‘Did you just say that?’ and she repeated her ultimatum like, really, ‘I swear to God. Back up. Back up. Back up,’” Still, she refused to move away.

“I was standing my ground to make a point,” Ceranosky explained. “I think if you submit to their demands they’re going to realize it works and keep doing that. And I wouldn’t want that to happen to somebody very new to doing pro-life work and be absolutely terrified.”

READ: The media’s glaring failure to report pro-abortion violence

Meanwhile, Students for Life Regional Coordinator Stephanie Stone got the police involved, and the protester was arrested. “The pro-life generation is here in a joyful, peaceful and loving manner today, and yet we have seen unprecedented threats of violence,” Stone said in a Students for Life press release.

But unfortunately, that wasn’t the only violent incident there in front of the Supreme Court.

Bryan Kemper, the founder of Stand True and youth director of Priests for Life, was likewise confronted by a group of abortion activists at the Supreme Court. A group of women with Silent No More were giving their testimonies, and Kemper and several others placed themselves between the women and the activists, in an attempt to keep them safe. Yet the group quickly became hostile. Calling themselves “Team Abortion,” the six women were there to protest with Abortion Access Front.

According to Kemper, he was sexually assaulted.

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