August To Do List

August is upon us. We are also entering the second full month since the Dobbs decision.

We are seeing many back to school commercials, summer deals, and for the whole nation the political ads as we are less than a 100 days away from the general election.

Here is a list for the month of August

  1. Collect items for children in need of school supplies
  2. Take part in prayer vigils in your community
  3. Make a Holy Hour for Life
  4. Volunteer to make blessing bags with your group
  5. Recruit new members on campus, your parish, or even at school
  6. Make plans to attend your state March for Life
  7. Host a pro-life movie screening and raise funds for pro-life PRC or for a mom in need
  8. Make meals for the homeless
  9. Give a talk to youth and or young adults about the pro-life message

Happy August

A Special Invitation for a Pro-Life Volunteer Recruitment & Leadership Development Seminar

 

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If you live in Southeast Pennsylvania, please consider attending this seminar which takes place on Saturday, February 12th at Saints Simon and Jude Parish Center, 8 Cavanaugh Court (at Routes 3 and 352), West Chester, PA 19382.  Seminar begins at 9:00 am (Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 am). 

 Sister Sheila Galligan, I.H.M., will speak on God’s Most Wanted: “Salty” Pro-Life Disciples.  Sister Sheila is a Theology Professor at Immaculata University, as well as a highly faithful and effective pro-life advocate, teacher and author.

A flyer is provided below with information on this seminar as well as a registration form.  You can also find information on their website by using this link. 

This event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Coalition and its affiliates in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, the Pro-Life Educational Foundation, Generation Life, Pennsylvanians For Human Life, S.E., The King’s Men, and the Knights of the Immaculata.

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Susan B Anthony Hit Ground Running, A Year Ahead of Critical Mid-Term Elections; Set Record

The Susan B Anthony List knows that they have much work to do if they want to secure a pro-life majority during the 2022 mid-term elections let alone flip Harrisburg from pro-abortion to pro-life.

Thanks to the help of 30 students from Benedictine College, who took time out of their fall break, had the opportunity to knock on doors around the Greater Philadelphia area.

They wore the blue shirt with the name of the organization emblazoned on the left side of their shirt.

In the span of just three days, the small but might group set a record of 25,305 doors knocked during the course of the weekend. They had good and bad encounters. Their message was clear: abortion, at any stage, is wrong.

To learn more about how to get involved with the Susan b Anthony List, see my previous blogpost on working for them. Also, learn of the facts about this beloved pro-life feminist.

Pro-Lifers Counter “Women’s March” Nationwide

September has been a tumultuous month for the debate on abortion. It all began with the Texas heartbeat taking effect on September 1st. Even the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the law citing the 10th amendment.

Later, a radical bill was passed by the House of Representatives that would reverse all pro-life laws passed on state level making abortion federal law.

As the potential of Roe v Wade case being reversed by the Supreme Court, with a hearing and arguments taking place in DC on December 1st, the flop of an event called “Women’s March took place in several cities across the United States on Saturday, October 2nd.

As always, college students and young adults assembled to counter the event. Here are some takeaways from several who were on the frontlines.

Grace Rykaczewski- Washington, DC

Students for Life had a strong showing in DC. Grace was one of the student activists present. She shared three takeaways:

  1. There was a shocking amount of aggression from pro abortion men towards pro-life women at a “WOMEN’S MARCH”. Ironic. I witnessed a man trying to grab a bull horn out of a young pro-life woman’s hands.
  2. They didn’t really call it the women’s march this year, they called it the rally for Abortion Justice which is so fitting because it has never been a “Women’s March” it’s always been a pro-abortion March. Since the very first one pro-life organizations, even pro-life feminist organizations were disinvited from the March. How can it be a women’s March if they disinvite half of women??
  3. It’s terrible that the women’s march completely ignores all other women’s issues. We didn’t see a single sign about women in Afghanistan, women being raped or the wage gap. Nothing. All abortion related signs and shirts.
  4. they held a prayer rally… the pro-aborts. Idk who they thought they were praying to but not my God…

Titus Folks

The big thing Titus witnessed while in Indianapolis is how the pro-aborts were not open to dialogue or understanding a view that is opposite to them. Him and along with seven high schools and colleges were at hand. Despite the wet weather and losing their voices from chanting, they were all present to give a voice to the voiceless.

For Mallory Finch of Charlotte, NC she was disappointed that these women have believed the lie being sold by our culture. The women of the Women’s March have boiled women’s rights down to abortion. They rebranded the Women’s March to be the Abortion Justice.

After talking to a few of the women (that actually had conversations and weren’t just yelling in my face) many of them really weren’t educated. Many of these women don’t know what abortion really is. Also many of these women aren’t aware of the other many things we do as prolifers. Some of the women were shocked when we started talking about Pregnancy Help Centers and our petitions for Paid Family Leave for Moms and Dads.

For Anna Gidish, President and Foundress of Lehigh Valley Pro-Life Future, she uses the opportunity to help pregnant women receive access to abortion alternatives. She shares:

“One woman stopped us before all the Women’s March protesters got there. (We decided to get there early and take their spot!) She angrily asked Maria and Olivia, if you have time to protest, why don’t you spend time giving real resources to women. Her tune changed after Maria and Olivia actually discussed Standing With You and our local pregnancy center. She was 5 months pregnant and her baby’s father just walked out on them recently. Maria was able to offer a blessing bag she had in her car from when she was outside Planned Parenthood the day before. The woman was so grateful for the resources. Whether she already intended to choose life before or not… I am not sure, BUT she did say that she believes it is in “providence” that she does choose life for her child! Another woman walked by and said she liked what we were doing during the counter-protest. I ran up to her and talked to her about the resources we offer in the community. She told me she was pregnant and the father wanted her to have an abortion. She said she didn’t want an abortion, though. I checked with her to see what she needed. She said she would reach out via Standing With You, if she needs help!”

Theses were just the many testimonies from the now of the pro-life movement. Some have diverse backgrounds, yet they have one goal: make abortion unthinkable because it hurts women.

To view photo galleries from Saturday’s counter demonstration around the country, click here

SIDEWALK COUNSELING TRAINING WITH SISTERS OF LIFE

Please join The Pro-Life Union and The Sisters of Life on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at 7pm at Saint Katherine of Siena in Wayne for a Sidewalk Servants Training Session. 

We will gather to discuss and learn how to effectively bear witness outside of abortion clinics and save lives! 

More details to come, please RSVP by emailing cpinto@prolifeunion.org 

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!

 

 

Help Pro-Life Candidates Get Elected

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

I have some exciting news from our friends at the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), our allies to elect pro-life candidates and educate voters to #VoteProLifeFirst.

Right now, they are looking for people in eight key states who are willing to be trained to knock doors and ask a targeted group of voters a few simple questions and give them important information about the pro-life candidates in their area.

If you don’t live in one of these states, please consider passing this email along to friends who do! We’d also love you to get involved in SFLAction’s nation-wide efforts—sign up at voteprolifefirst.com.

The states SBA List is looking for canvassers in:

Florida
Pennsylvania
Arizona
Texas
Montana
Michigan
North Carolina

SBA List will train everyone, provide the talking points to help you be effective, and select the specific homes to visit.

This is a paid canvassing opportunity and the hours are flexible!

Participants must be 16 or older, able to abide by strict daily reporting requirements, and in harmony with a pro-life mission.

Contact Ella Witt at ella@sbalistfield.org to sign up or learn more about this opportunity!

Thank you for helping us make a difference for life in 2020!

Paid Opportunity to Knock On Doors For the Election

The following is from an email blast sent by Fr. Frank Pavone.

I have some exciting news from our friends at The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a key political pro-life group.

As you may know, they are longtime friends and allies of ours in the effort to elect pro-life candidates and inform pro-life voters.

Right now, they are looking for people willing to go door-to-door in their community to a targeted list of voters to ask them some simple questions and give them some helpful information to equip them for voting.

SBA List will train those who want to do this, provide the talking points and the information, and provide the specific, pre-selected homes to visit.

Those who do this are paid $10-$15 per hour depending on state and are reimbursed $0.30/mile for their travels. Hours are flexible (up to 40 hours per week). Other incentives are offered. 

Participants must be 16 or older, able to abide by strict daily reporting requirements, and in harmony with a pro-life mission.

You may learn more and sign up at https://www.sba-list.org/join-field-team. If you have further questions you can contact Laurie Lee at 501-258-6353 or Laurie@SBAListField.org.

The target states right now are the following, and if you know people in some of these other states who may also be interested, please feel free to pass this email on to them!

Florida
Pennsylvania
Arizona
Texas
Montana
Michigan
North Carolina
Wisconsin

Sidewalk Advocacy Training to be Held in Waco, Texas on July 18th

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Sidewalk Advocacy Training will be held on Saturday, July 18th, from 9:00 to 3:00 at Christ the King Baptist Church located at 4777 Lake Shore Drive, Waco, Texas 76710.

This comprehensive 4.5-hour training for Sidewalk Advocates — based on years of research, testimony, and experience — covers the following:
– an overview of the battle for life
– your mission and goals on the sidewalk
– understanding the psychology of a woman considering abortion, based on “Right-Brain Research”
– understanding the abortion sales pitch
– outreach to an abortion-minded woman and companions
– outreach in special cases like rape and incest, life of the mother, prenatal diagnosis, sex-trafficking, forced abortion, statutory rape, and more
– outreach in non-abortion situations
– outreach after abortion
– outreach to abortion workers (with special instruction from Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson!)
…and so much more!

Registration closes July 16th. 

Use this link to register  (you’ll need to enter your cell phone number or your email address when registering) or you can call Elle Staniszewski at 832-607-6449.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. All the training and materials are free.

All are welcome and counselors are needed to help women choose life at Planned Parenthood or in whatever setting one engages an abortion-minded mom or an abortion supporter.

Hope you will come!

Don’t Miss the Pro-Life Union’s Sidewalk Outreach Training on March 3rd

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The following is from Tom Stevens, President and CEO of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.We encourage everyone in Southeast Pennsylvania to attend Tuesday’s Outreach Training. 

Learn from seasoned counselors how to speak with moms entering abortion facilities to encourage them to choose life for their children. This is a great opportunity to learn how to speak with moms entering abortion centers and help them make the choice for life!

 

St Colman Parish

(Park across the street in the Church parking lot and enter from the rear of the rectory building.)

Watch the Pro-Life Union’s Sidewalk Servant Video Series, become trained, and contact us today to become a prayerful, peaceful presence in front of an abortion clinic. You can impact someone’s life forever!

The Pro-Life Union supports alternatives to abortion across the Greater Philadelphia region through Guiding Star Ministries, as well as proactive education, public affairs, and awareness efforts to speak heart-to-heart with women and men of all ages about how practically to build a better culture that serves all people.  Your donation will help the Pro-Life Union with these pro-life efforts.