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

Students for Life To Host #StandForLife Weekend To Be Held After March for Life

The following is from Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America.

With the understanding that not everyone will be able to make it to Washington, D.C. this year for the March for Life due to COVID issues, we came up with an alternate plan.

We’re calling it the #Stand4Life Weekend – and it’s happening in 20+ cities across the nation.

This is the largest, united, national activism event ever led by pro-life youth.

The #Stand4Life Weekend will take place January 27th-30th and will include a well-rounded roster of pro-life activism…including participating in the March for Life (either in-person or virtually).

The best part? It’ll all be planned for you!

All you have to do is show up with as many of your pro-life friends as possible.

When you register for only $10, you’ll receive:

  1. A “Pro-Life Generation” Beanie
  2. All materials for activism events
  3. Pro-life events planned by your city’s #Stand4Life Captain

Learn more about it and register to join here!

Full-Page ad in Waco Trib on Roe Day 2021

The following is from John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco

Last week, I wrote that I would have a big announcement this week.  Here goes!  Pro-Life Waco will organize a full-page Waco Tribune-Herald ad for January 22, 2021 to honor those killed in the unspeakable injustice of abortion unleashed by the Roe V Wade court decision in 1973. PLW seeks 500-600 names affirming the message of the ad.

In addition to honoring the dead we seek to mobilize life defenders to bring an end to abortion in our city. This will be the only ad of its kind in Texas, perhaps in the entire country.  If the Democrats of McLennan county can deliver a full-page ad (October 25 with 300 names) calling for the election of Biden-Harris, surely, we can do this in solidarity with babies, moms, and families.  You can see the layout of the ad and more explanation by clicking here. 
 
You will also find two ways that you as an individual or a family can be included in this historic proclamation. One way is to send $5 to $50 to Pro-Life Waco (4200 Grim Ave, Waco 76710) and the way you want your household name to appear on the ad. You can also  go online at www.prolifewaco.com. Click on the “Support Us” button and go from there.

Funds received will be applied to the $3700 cost of the ad. Any surplus will be applied to PLW outreach in 2021. If contributions do not cover the cost, PLW will fill in the gap.

Also, I am seeking “Captains” for this campaign. This is a dedicated foot soldier who will try to sign up 10 or more friends and relatives. Possibly your Sunday School class. Please respond to this email and let me know if you will be a captain.

If you are a recipient of this message, you can be included in the ad even if you do not live in Central Texas.

Let’s not keep our light under a bushel basket.  Let our light shine brightly throughout Central Texas, our state, and our country.

EVENTS IN GREATER PHILADELPHIA AREA THIS OCTOBER

40 Days of Prayer and Repentance – September 23rd – Nov 1 – Planned Parenthood, 610 Louis Drive, Warminster, Pa. Hours are 9:00 am – 12:00 noon each day. This is the minimum number of hours we are asking to be covered and we encourage parishes to cover more hours if they can.

We will have a scripture and short prayer posted each day on Voices for Life blog that will be shared each day with everyone to remind us all to pray for an end of abortion in our community.

Walk/Run – Saturday, October 3 rd – Crossroads Crisis Pregnancy Care Center 10 AM at Quakertown, Park, Univest Center, 4 th & Par, Quakertown. For more information: nancy@crossroadspregnancy.care

Run/Walk Saturday, Oct 10 th – A Baby’s Breath – 9:00 am – Tyler State Park Rt. 332 (Richboro-Newtown Road) at One Trail
Lane Richboro, PA. Contact abbwarminstercpc@gmail.com for more information.


The True Story of Kermit Gosnell – Sunday, October 25 th – 2:00 pm – Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doylestown, Pa.

A presentation by Detective Jim Wood detailing his experience during the investigation and trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the world’s most prolific serial killer. This event, sponsored by Bucks County Right to Life, will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person.

Matt Walsh to Speak at the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia’s Virtual Event on November 22nd

Every November the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia holds a banquet which many in our area look forward to attending.   This year because of the restrictions due to COVID, they are replacing the banquet with a live-stream event.  Matt Walsh, conservative political commentator and columnist will be the guest speaker. 

Here  is a link to the Pro-Life Union’s website where you can find more information and register for this free event.  The event takes place from 7:00 – 7:45 pm on Sunday, November 22nd. 

VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE HOSTED BY STUDENTS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA

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

I want to invite you to a special pro-life, virtual event thisTuesday (September 8th) featuring one of Pennsylvania’s pro-life champions!

On Tuesday evening at 6PM EST, can you join Students for Life Action and Drew Murray for a Pro-Life Generation Roundtable on “Pursuing a Post-Roe Pennsylvania?”

Drew is running for Pennsylvania State House District 182, and his opponent is the infamous Brian Sims.

You remember PA Representative Sims right? He made headlines last year for harassing two young girls, Students for Life members, as they prayed outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in his Philadelphia district.

Drew has a solid pro-life record and will surely be an unwavering ally for the preborn if elected to the Pennsylvania State House. So, we would love for you to meet him and have the opportunity to ask him any questions you may have.

To register for the Pro-Life Generation PA Roundtable with Drew Murrayjust click here.

At Students for Life Action, we are committed to enacting pro-life policies that will uphold the rights of the pre-born in Pennsylvania and working towards that day when abortion is unthinkable and illegal..

I hope you can join us this Tuesday, Sept 8th at 6pm EST!