Please Join New Jersey Right to Life Saturday, April 17th in Woodbridge, NJ to Protest the Reproductive Freedom Act

New Jersey’s Reproductive Freedom Act is nothing more than Gov Murphy rewarding Planned Parenthood for their political support.  Everyone from New Jersey is encouraged to to attend the peaceful protest this Saturday.  Details are listed below.  If you are not able to attend, please use the link provided to send a message to your Senator and Assembly member. 

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Please join us this Saturday in Woodbridge, NJ for a peaceful demonstration against the NJ Freedom to Kill Act (S3030/A4840) a.k.a. The Reproductive Freedom Act.

The demonstration will take place outside Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senator Joseph Vitale’s legislative offices.  As Speaker, Assemblyman Coughlin has the ability to decide whether this legislation gets scheduled for a hearing and whether it will get scheduled for a vote by the full Assembly.  Senator Vitale is Chairman of the Senate Health Committee which is the Committee that S3030/A4848 was referred to.   

This legislation has not been scheduled for a hearing or vote at this time, but we must continue our efforts to educate the public and our legislators to ensure that S3030/A4848 does not gain any traction.

The details for the demonstration are below.  I hope to see you there!

Date:  Saturday, April 17, 2021 

Time:  10 a.m. to 12 noon

Location:  Legislative Office of Senator Joseph Vitale and Assemblyman Craig Coughlin, 569 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ

Some signs will be provided. Feel free to bring your own signs as well.  

Take Action to oppose S3030/A4848 and be informed about this bill  by clicking here. 

Successful Newbie Saturday; Moment of Grace with PP Escort

The following is from an email blast sent by sidewalk servant coordinator Deborah Molina. She recapped a very successful Newbie Saturday that took place outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City Philadelphia.

“It was Newbie Saturday this week and 6 new brave Sidewalk Servants ventured to 12th and Locust to pray together for the end of abortion!


As we stood there together, between the prayers, I instructed them on why we were there… That it is a spiritual warfare more than a warfare between “us” and “them”. We are not there to hate anyone. We are there as instruments of love to show love and compassion to the moms, the dads, the friends, the abortion escorts, the workers and the abortion provider. We are to speak the truth in LOVE. Sharing that there are other options, there is another way and we want to help them and walk with them.
I let them know that although what we are doing is right and just, some may be offended and disgusted by it. They may say unkind and cruel things; but our role is to pray for them. Hatred and anger only comes from a place of hurt, guilt and sadness. Pray for their healing and that their eyes may be opened to the truth.


While we were there we said multiple rosaries; at one point we began to go around the circle and share intentions with every Hail Mary prayer. I was standing next to the Planned Parenthood escort. When my turn was done we all turned to the escort… “It’s your turn escort… how can we pray for you? She stumbled saying “…um…. aaah…”,  and then our leader said – “Ok we will pray for your family and your friends. “ and we did.


Again we went around the circle three more times. Each time we came to her we offered her the chance to pray, and then we prayed for her; for peace, for love, for strength, that she may be close to the Lord, for her deepest desires, for those she loves. It was the most beautiful way I have ever prayed for the escorts; I highly recommend it. It was including her in the prayer, and I believe the part of her, the light created by God, her goodness and kindness, was being touched and flourishing in that moment of prayer.

What are You Doing this Saturday?

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia invites everyone to join them this Saturday (tomorrow)  outside one of the center city abortion mills in Philadelphia.  If you are new to the movement, this Saturday is a good way to learn about praying and giving witness outside of these centers.  

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Feb 13

This Saturday, February 13th, from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM we want you to come down to the Planned Parenthood at 12th and Locust to join us for “Newby Saturday”.

Praying and witnessing outside of an abortion center can save lives, but it can also be nerve racking. That is why we established “Newby Saturday,”! This event is designed to help new or first-time witnesses develop an effective approach to helping women courageously choose life for their babies!

 

 

Couple Chose Life/ Help Needed

What an incredible week!

The Philadelphia March for Life was a testimony to the commitment of so many people to protect and pray for the lives of the precious unborn. And, praise God, these past weeks have been blessed in a very special way with mothers choosing life for their babies, and again this past week at 12th & Locust with a mother and father choosing to keep their child! 


This would not have been possible if there weren’t Sidewalk Servants present providing them with the information and loving help that they needed! 


So, please, please help fill the hours that still need coverage this week. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about how to be a Sidewalk Servant by joining some long time Sidewalk Servants, please let them know about Newby Saturdays (more information below).


More about the couple who chose life:


Sidewalk Servant, Mark, was praying outside 12th & Locust and saw a couple walk into the courtyard and up to the doors. He spoke to them saying that he had something very important for them and if they could please just give him a few moments of their time. And they turned around and went to speak to him!!  He gave them information and told them about the incredible life the mom was carrying inside her. He let them know about all the support and help available from the pro-life community of incredible people who are there to walk with them and help them with whatever they might need. And, they listened and chose Life for their child!  Mark got them all the contact information they needed and was able to spend time with them to continue to answer questions and support this couple and their baby. What a blessing!! Thank you to all of you who are present every day to provide hope and help to these babies and their parents. May God bless you!

NEWBY SATURDAY (Every Second Saturday)10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. outside Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets.
Want to witness outside an abortion center when you know experienced Sidewalk Servants will also be present? The Pro-Life Union introduces “Newby Saturdays,” held the second Saturday of each month, for newer pro-lifers to learn by example, knowing they won’t be by themselves.

SIDEWALK SERVANTS- General Information:

1) Take a look at the Sidewalk Servants website and videos for more helpful information and resources:

Sidewalk Servants Video Series

     sidewalkservantsphilly.com 

2) Remember to wear a mask when you go to pray. If you can please bring 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”

Help still needed this week:

Thursday 1/28:

12th:      8,9,2,3,4

777:       1,2

Friday 1/29:

12th:      3,4

777:      12,1,2

Saturday 1/30:

12th:         8,9,12,1,2,3,4

777:         2

Philly Held Inaugural March for Life; Strong Showing of Greater Community

A chilly Saturday couldn’t freeze the warm spirits of thousands of pro-lifers throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

The morning began with a short prayer service in the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral with the recitation of the rosary and the litanies of loreto and St. Joseph while a protestant group held a prayer service outside of the south lawn of the church.

Archbishop Nelson Perez celebrated mass with Bishop Joseph Coffey, auxiliary bishop of the military archdiocese, as the homilist. For Bishop Coffey, he saw the event as a way to recommit to the cause of life. He shared how God blessed him when Fr. Dennis Gill blessed him on Good Friday just before he was arrested during an Operation Rescue demonstration outside of Planned Parenthood. Bishop Coffey recalled that those events helped formed his call to the priesthood.

Following the mass and Protestant prayer service, everyone came together to peacefully march one mile to Independence Hall. Along the way, many stop to pray in front of the Philadelphia Women’s Center for a short prayer while Pat Stanton states the history of the facility that murders 6,500 lives annually.

Everyone finally gathered outside of the north lawn of Independence Hall to hear amazing testimony and even music from Jack Terzian who reminds people to be you and cool.

Alison Centofante of Live Action emcee the event. She shared about how she would one day meet her grandmother who chose life for her dad.

Ashley Garecht fired up the crowd by reminding them to not be scared by the bullies who want to stop you from standing up for what is right.

Dr. Monique Ruberu talked about the need of being present outside of abortion facilities in our area.

Reverend Herb Lusk III reminded everyone to keep up the fight. God is bringing about the victory over death.

Kathy Barnette shared that we must be louder in our convictions when speaking about the danger of abortion.

Please Join the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition for their Monthly Meeting on Monday, January 25th

A new year – a new time and location!  The Bucks County Pro-life Coalition has changed venues.  The meeting will now be held at  A Baby’s Breath in Warminster.  See the information below provided by Sandy Slater, President of the Bucks County Pro-life Coalition. 

Bucks County

This is a reminder of our monthly Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Meeting for Monday January 25, 2021 at 6:30 PM at the location of A Baby’s Breath, 65 W. Street Road, Warminster, PA , Bldg. B; Suite 203.

Topics of discussion will be:

  • Debrief on the Pro-life activities this past month.
  • Pro-Life goals and direction for the year 2021.

This will be an important meeting as we welcome new members to bring to the table thoughts and ideas for expansion of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.

We encourage all to attend this meeting and be active.

IMPORTANT Update about the Maryland March for Life

Please see information from Maryland March for Life pertaining to their March for Life scheduled for February 4, 2021 below.  

Maryland MFL

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create numerous challenges. We would never dream of pausing or canceling the life saving work our coalition engages in each year during the General Assembly Legislative Session. However, we have to recognize the need to adapt to the current situation.

We will not be allowed to host our religious services, youth rally, Lawyer’s Mall Rally, or post-march mixer due to restrictions in place at all of our regular venues. All back-up options have been explored. We intend to host a “Life Chain-like” event on the public sidewalks outside the Miller Senate Building with individuals or family groups spread 6-feet apart. In accord with current Annapolis-specific executive orders, this event will require face coverings for attendees (unless unable due to age or medical conditions). Lastly, with the potential for a shortened legislative session AND the expectation that crucial legislation will be introduced early this year, we are moving the 2021 Maryland March for Life UP to Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Please see the updated Eventbrite for specific times and locations and any updates from now until then. Please also check out our website at mdmarchforlife.com for additional information.

As always, thank you for your support and we look forwarded to hosting you at our newly designed March at its rescheduled date and time.

Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)
Public Sidewalks Outside Miller Senate Building
11 Bladen Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

Wonderfully Made – A Theology of the Body Retreat for High School Girls

The St. Peter Respect Life Committee in Elverson, PA is excited to announce the 4th Annual Theology of the Body Retreat for High School Girls.  Previous retreats have been extremely well received by both those who attended and their parents.  Please see information from Jo Christof below on this retreat and print out and share the flyer.

 

RETREAT LEADER: Samantha Kelley of FIERCEAthlete.org

SPEAKER:  Marie DiCecco – “Women’s Health in conformity with Theology of the Body”

CLERGY:

  • Fr. Timothy Danaher, O.P.
  • Fr. Reuben Nuxoll, Legionaries of Christ

WHEN: Friday, February 5 – Arrive 7:00 pm to Sunday, February 7 – Depart 11:30 AM

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served Saturday & Breakfast served Sunday

WHERE:  St. Mary Of Providence Center, Elverson, 227 Isabella Road, Elverson, PA 19520

COST:  $125 per person (scholarships available)

We will talk about what it means to be a young, dynamic, Catholic woman in today’s world. The retreat will introduce you to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and what it means for your life! Retreat will include talks, small groups, Mass, adoration and time for confession. The Retreat is led by Samantha Kelley, the Founder and President of FIERCE Athlete (fierceathlete.org). Sam is a young Catholic woman, trained in teaching the Theology of the Body.

Marie DiCecco has been a high school health educator for the past 35 years and has recently completed an Allied Health program in women’s health care.

The Sisters of Life will be attending, speaking and leading small groups.

This retreat is sponsored by St. Peter Respect Life Committee

For More Information, TEXT Eileen Christian @ 610-716-1840 or email @ eileenchristian@usa.net

Register online here. 

*Please note proper safety protocols to protect all participants will be taken- please contact Eileen with any concerns.

Wonderfully Made flyer.Feb 2021

Remembering Lives Lost and Hearts Broken in Waco, Texas

Pro-Life Waco is sponsoring an ad in the Waco Tribune.  You can find more information on how to be a part of this initiative below.   Thank you to John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco for forwarding information on this project. 

AdRoe Day ad in Waco Trib: 410 and working hard.

WacoWe are now two/thirds the way along the path to 600 households publicly declaring their lament for the tragic Roe v Wade decision imposed on January 22, 1973.

This Pro-Life Waco initiative is unique and important. The only other city in the USA that will have a Roe Day “signature ad” is Reno, Nevada.

Signing up is easy for you and your friends. Just provide your household name the way you want it in the ad and donate $5 – $50 to Pro-Life Waco. Mail to Pro-Life Waco at 4200 Grim Avenue, Waco, TX  76710.
Or you can do this online at www.prolifewaco.comClick on the Support Us button located on the bottom/right of your screen.

You can see and print copies of the flyer/signup form here. 
Ways you can help through our final sign up Day of January 15:

1. Having your household signed on would be a blessing. Wherever you live, you can join with others defending preborn babies, moms and families.

2. Sundays Jan. 3 and 10 and Wednesdays Jan. 6 & 13 are worship days before our January 15 cutoff for adding names. You can print copies of the flyer/form to share with your friends. If some of your friends commit “on the spot,” you can take their checks and forms and return to me at 4200 Grim Ave, Waco 76710. My mail has a drop slot into my home.

3. Forward or share this message to your friends. Hopefully, others will learn about the Roe Ad campaign from multiple sources.

The Roe Day Proclamation part of the ad will look like the picture above.  

 

Action Needed on The NJ Freedom to Kill Act (S3030/A4848)

Below is information from New Jersey Right to Life on the Freedom to Kill Act and and update on the November 11th and December 2nd  Day of Outrage Protests.  If you live in New Jersey, please take the actions requested.  Please note the Day of Outrage Peaceful Protest which takes place tomorrow and Thursday.  See below for more information. 

 

We thank those who attended our November 11th and December 2nd  Day of Outrage Protests and for acting on our December 4th Alert to ensure that the NJ Freedom to Kill Act (S3030/A4848) was not added to the agenda for the Senate Health Committee hearing.  We had a very good turn-out at the past two protests and received a lot of favorable feedback from the public and even got some favorable press coverage!  We are planning a couple of additional events this month and in January which are included in this email.  

We have been working non-stop; participating in webinars, interviews with media, writing op-eds, and collaborating with several pro-life groups to defeat this horrible bill.   We are continuing to monitor the legislative schedule and will keep you informed of any new movement on the bill.  In the meantime, I wanted to encourage you to continue to take the following action on S3030/A4848 and ask you to mark your calendars for some upcoming events.

The Following Action is Still Needed

Important:  We are hearing that legislators’ phones are either busy, not answered, or their voicemail boxes are full which prevents us from speaking to a live person or leaving a message so we are urging you to also email and send letters via postal mail so that they can’t say they didn’t get your message! Please do this even if you a have contacted your legislators before. We know this will take extra time, especially during the holiday season, but we ask that you take a few minutes while writing out your Christmas cards to write a letter to these legislators on behalf of babies in the womb who have no voice.

Please take the following action, then share this information with 10 friends and ask them to take action and then share it with 10 more friends and ask them to do the same. 

1.  Please email, call and mail letters via postal mail to your State Senator and two Assembly members to oppose the bill.  Please send any response you receive to us at feedback@njrtl.org
                                                      
You can get more information on S3030/A4848 and Take Action HERE 

2.  Also call, email and mail letters via postal mail to Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin urging them NOT to post S3030/A4848  Their address and phone numbers are listed below.  Please send copies of any response you receive to us at feedback@njrtl.org.

Senator Stephen Sweeney
935 Kings Highway, Ste. 400
West Deptford, NJ  08086
Phone:  856 251-9801
Email:  SenSweeney@njleg.org
 
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin
569 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ  07095
Phone:  (732) 855-7441
Email:  AsmCoughlin@njleg.org
 
3.  Consider organizing a local peaceful protest outside your legislator’s office urging him/her to oppose S3030/A4848.  Please let us know if you plan to do this. 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Please try to attend some or all of these events and share this information with pro-life friends and family and ask them to attend.  

Burlington County – Day of Outrage Peaceful Protest
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 
TIME:  11am
WHO: Assemblyman Herb Conaway (Co-Sponsor of S3030/A4848) and Chair of Asm. Health Committee 
PLACE: 8002 US 130 Bldg C Ste 450
Delran NJ 08075
 
DATE: Thursday December 17
TIME: 10am
WHO: Senator Troy Singleton (Co-Sponsor of S3030/A4848)
PLACE: 400 North Church St.
Moorestown, NJ 08057
 
Union County – Christmas Caroling and Celebrating the Birth of the Child!
DATE: Saturday, December 19 
TIME: 10-12 am 
PLACE: 985 Stuyvesant Ave., Union 
WHO: Offices of Asw. Annette Quijano (Primary Sponsor of S3030/A4848), Asm. Jamel Holley,(Member of the Asm. Health Committee) and Senator Joe Cryan 
We will Be Singing Christmas Carols and Celebrating the Birth of the Child!  
 
Mercer County
DATE: Friday, January 22, 2021
TIME: 11:00 A.M.
WHAT:  Rally for Life with a March for Life immediately following through the streets of Trenton
PLACE:  State House Annex
145 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
No signs on sticks allowed due to State House regulations.
Website: www.njrtl.org
for information regarding weather and last-minute updates