Patty’s Page, a long-running TV show on Access Fort Wayne, a public access television station in Indiana, recently interviewed Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, about Norma McCorvey’s (Jane Roe) so-called deathbed confession in the FX documentary “AKA Jane Roe”. Below is the interview by Patty Hunter.
The following is from Maria Oswalt of Rehumanize International regarding the organization’s annual conference and creative contest.
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.
Many of us have grown up to watch the most popular game show The Price is Right. From Bob Barker to Drew Carey, the show has spanned for nearly half a century.
During an airing of a special show, RuPaul, a celebrity known for his drag queen shows came on the show to have the winnings of each prize matched by the producers to go to Planned Parenthood.
This is despicable. Why would they fundraise for an organization that murders innocent children for more than a century in the name of eugenics, population control, and women’s rights and call it “charity”?
Read more about it here
In response to this, I am asking everyone to counter this by participating in the Culture Project’s giving campaign that is tomorrow (5/12) and Wednesday (5/13).
In addition, you are asked to take part in the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia area’s fundraiser that ends on May 15th.
Feeling ambitious? Learn about other organizations that are more worthy of your contribution here.
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
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
A pro-life themed book is set to be released at the end of April.
The story of fiction is set in a futuristic 2060s that tells the story of what happens when we surrender our personal freedoms to fit a dictatorial technocracy. This regime even picks and chooses who can and cannot have children (Sound familiar?).
The book is set to be released in the coming days, but you are encouraged to order them now on Amazon.
As of today, it is available on paperback and kindle.
The following is from Jeanne Marcini, President of the March for Life Foundation.
Like all of you, my team and the work of the March for Life has been dramatically impacted by the sweeping effects of the coronavirus outbreak. With the health and safety of so many at risk, we have made difficult but necessary decisions about how to carry on with our mission while caring for the vulnerable. As a result, we have canceled the Connecticut March for Life originally scheduled for April 15th and transitioned our team to work remotely.
But despite tumultuous events, the fight to build a culture of life continues. Together with our pro-life allies on Capitol Hill, we continue to monitor all legislation presented in Congress to ensure pro-life policies are protected. In addition, my team and I have adjusted our advocacy efforts so that we can help you defend the unborn while at home!
Here are a few examples of ways we are working to bring advocacy online:
1) Capitol Hill 101 Goes Digital
We have adapted our legislative training seminar, Capitol Hill 101 so that while you’re at home, you can learn more about the legislative process and how to promote effective pro-life policies. The country may be slowing down around us, but most lawmakers are still working (or, at the very least, checking their email). We can all take this time to capture their attention.
Capitol Hill 101 will show you how!
2) Learn how to lobby for pro-life legislation on social media
In addition to office emails and phone calls, we know there is one place you can be sure to get your legislator’s attention: social media. Our social media team put together a new guide for you to make the most of the time at home by showing you how to advocate for life while on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
3) Join me for a virtual watch party of the award-winning short film “Crescendo”
While we can’t gather together in person, we can still unite virtually! I’d love for you to join me for a virtual watch party of the internationally acclaimed film, Crescendo, on Friday, March 27th at 7 PM EST. We’ll be joined by the film’s producer Jason Jones and actress Jennifer Cadena, who will be answering your questions after the film and sharing more ideas about how you can promote life while at home.
The following is a profile article written by Lou Baldwin of CatholicPhilly.com. He recaps a recent visit of Scott Klusendorf who spoke at the 32nd annual Celebrate Life Banquet held by Pennsylvanians for Human Life on February 23rd and spoke at three local high schools.
When one attends pro-life events in the Philadelphia area or even the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., it is easy to come away with the impression that the pro-life movement is just a Catholic thing, and no one else cares.
That is not as widespread as one might suspect.
Take Scott Klusendorf, an Evangelical Christian who was the main speaker at the 32nd annual Celebrate Life Banquet held by Pennsylvanians for Human Life at the Springfield Country Club on Feb. 23.
A graduate of UCLA who holds a master’s degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University in Southern California, he has been a fighter for human life for three decades.
Now 59 and living near Atlanta, Georgia, he and his wife Stephanie are parents of four children, Jeffrey, Tyler, Michael and Emily — “all pro-life,” said their dad.
He has been a pro-life speaker for 30 years and credits his own Christian commitment to his Chaucer professor at UCLA, who exposed him to the Christian theology underlying the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
More specifically his own awakening to the pro-life issue came while he was an associate pastor at a church in Los Angeles and he heard a talk given by Gregg Cunningham, the founder of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform.
“It changed my life and I felt I had to do something about it,” Klusendorf said. “I felt I can’t just pass on the other side of the road like the priest and the Levite did. I went home and told my wife my career was about to take a dramatic change. Six months later I started a ministry helping pro-life people making a difference in the public square.”
Since then he has spoken at more than 80 colleges and universities, countless Protestant and Catholic high schools and written extensively on the issue. As a matter of fact, the day after his talk at the Pennsylvanians for Human Life dinner, he gave talks at three archdiocesan Catholic high schools – Archbishop Carroll, Msgr. Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast and Cardinal O’Hara.
Among the high schools he speaks at, probably 80 percent are Catholic, he estimated. But even among Catholic schools, not all welcome a pro-life speaker. “They give lip-service to pro-life but won’t allow speakers,” he said.
Interestingly, in this post-Vatican II era when the different denominations including Catholic have been more open to ecumenism and dialogue, Evangelicals have been warier of this than most.
Has this mutual opposition to abortion helped Evangelical-Catholic relations?
“As a Protestant, I am grateful for my Catholic friends who were at the forefront on this issue before Protestants were,” Klusendorf said. “Let’s face it, without the Catholic influence the pro-life movement would have died. We can disagree on theological issues without demonizing each other. We can discuss them over beer and cigars then roll up our sleeves to help defend life.”
While Klusendorf has been teaching pro-life especially to mostly young people for three decades now, he admits he sometimes gets discouraged.
“But I am persuaded I am required by God to speak the truth whether the people are listening not, he said. “God told the prophet, Jeremiah, to go preach against child sacrifice (Jer. 19-5), and told him ‘nobody is going to listen to you.’
“My job is more encouraging than the one he was given,” Klusendorf said. “My job is to put a pebble in their shoe, something to think about after I am gone, maybe when they are facing a crisis or a friend is considering an abortion. My job is to speak the truth and let God do the work.”
It is the same as the work of Pennsylvanians for Human Life, which has been celebrating life for decades.
At this, their 32nd annual banquet, Dr. Monique Ruberu was honored with the Margaret Way Hoffner Award and Bradley V. O’Brien received the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Hard to believe that January kicks off with so many things. One of them for pro-lifers is the annual March for Life in Washington, DC.
Nearly 750,000 people from all across the United States and beyond borders descended upon our nation’s capital to give voice to the voiceless.
Many brought signs with well-known organizations attached to them. Others got creative using a popular hit show or even social media memes to articulate a point.
The highlight of this year’s march is the historic address given by the President of the United States, Donald Trump. He is the first to do so in the march’s history.
“Every life brings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting.”
Though there were thirty-six counter-demonstrators that tried to foil the fun, it gave the marchers more fuel to continue to give voice to the voiceless. One of them was arrested for trying to trespass. No question and surprise that there were more.
The youth and young adults that were in attendance brought vibrant energy that can easily shake capital hill with their various chants such as the famous, “Hey Hey Ho Ho Roe v Wade has got to go” or “We love babies, Yes, we do. We love babies, how about you?”
The March for Life will forever be a well-attended event. Unfortunately, the mainstream media did not give it fair coverage as it has been the same old, same old since the beginning of the march’s existence.
What to take away?
Though it happens once a year we must march for all life from the moment of conception until natural death every day. Our job is to be present for every human, born and unborn. Whether we are Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, agnostic, or atheist, we have a duty to protect every life. Every life saved is worth the effort.
I long for the day that those who come to Washington every year will not march for the reversal of the Supreme Court. Rather, we offer chants, songs, and prayers in thanksgiving for the end of the scourge of our society known as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and even unjust wars. Let us make it happen by getting involved in our community today.
Live Action News covered a story yesterday, concerning the media lying about the Pennsylvania Fetal Remains Act. The Philadelphia Inquirer was mentioned specifically for its November 24th editorial entitled “Wombs over women”. This particular piece of misinformation went on a tangent about House Bill 1890 shaming and intimidating women. When I first read the Inquirer’s editorial I knew I wanted to respond but put it aside for a week until I had an opportunity to really synthesize what they were saying and how I needed to reply (within their 150-word limit!).
I understand that people in general will not always agree with the premise that unborn children are just that – children. And that the media may look through a distorted lens when communicating with their target audience but this particular article was a bold-faced lie. What I cannot understand is how an op-ed could be written by the editorial staff without at least reading the bill. It is as if they were playing whisper-down-the-lane and by the time the story reached Page C4 of that day’s issue it had turned into Armageddon for women.
Which brings me to my next point. We all need to take the time to respond and interact with our local publications and point out their inaccuracies. The Philadelphia Inquirer is a Pulitzer Prize winning organization. They need to be held to a higher standard than just rumor mongering to grab headlines. I urge everyone to contact them whenever they do not take the time to report accurately. Journalism is important to society as is the discussion and learning from different viewpoints but the facts need to be clear before a valid discussion can move forward. How many people read what they wrote and believe it to be true – that is what is frightening and what is holding us back from intelligently explaining the facts about abortion. Below is my response to the Inquirer’s piece and here is how you can contact them whenever you know they have strayed from factual reporting: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have provided links throughout this story and the letter below so you learn for yourself how the bill reads, how the Inquirer reported on that bill and Live Action’s response to the Inquirer’s piece. That is what reporting is – gathering the facts and disseminating them so that people can come to their own conclusions. Not wildly taking hearsay, tying it to a popular novel and television series for dramatic effect and then forming an ill conceived conclusion which is then fed to the masses.
My response ( I have not yet been contacted by the Inquirer as to publication):
In the Inquirer’s November 24th editorial entitled Wombs Over Women, the factual basis for its comments are incorrect. Pennsylvania HB 1890 (Providing for the Final Disposition of Fetal Remains) does not insert itself between a patient and her doctor and is not insensitive to a woman’s privacy. It is not a requirement that a woman who has an abortion or miscarriage must follow. Republican State Rep. Frank Ryan who sponsored the bill specifically noted that it is voluntary. The Bill is written so that it is an option that is available to parents before the child’s remains are removed from the premises and disposed of as medical waste. The requirement is on the medical facility that if the remains of a child are left with them that the remains be buried or cremated instead of being disposed of as medical waste. And a reminder that PA Democratic State Representative Wendy Ullman in discussing why this bill should not be passed casually referred to a miscarriage as “a mess on a napkin” and didn’t see the need for the respectful handling of fetal remains. If you need to look for someone who is insensitive to a woman’s privacy, just look to her.