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. 

Testimony Outside of Planned Parenthood; Mother Turned Away

Below is a reflection and testimony on a save that happened yesterday outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City. My hope is that someone would be inspired to step into the breach to save lives as I do with many of my fellow pro-lifers.

Today was a day filled with so much traffic. I remember people walking by shaking their heads in disgust of my presence outside of an abortion facility that is the epitome of White Supremacy. Even one person (Jacob )that walks the route along locust on his way to work, only to stop to snap a photo of me and send it to his friend Anna from (Philadelphia Women’s Center). 

As I was winding down my two hour coverage, two young women were going in as I offered to them a blessing bag. They declined and went inside. 

A few minutes later, those same girls came out two minutes apart. One of them was crying. I knew that it was my moment as I prayed the flying novena. After concluding the flying novena, the girls came out of the gate. This time, I wasted no time offering them life saving information. They thanked me for sharing and wished me a good day as I watched them walk away from the place. 

If this is not why we are needed outside of places of doom and gloom then I don’t know what is.

And what amazes me is she went from tears of sadness and woe to leaving PP with a hint of hope for her and child 

It also dawned on me that today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation. God’s sense of timing for yet another news worth of praise.

Please attend the closing rally outside of the largest non-Planned Parenthood affiliate in our city and state.

Judge Rules Texas Can Remove Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Program

“Planned Parenthood is not a ‘qualified’ provider under the Medicaid Act, and it should not receive public funding through the Medicaid program.”

The following Epoch Times article by journalist GQ Pan reported on a Texas court ruling against Planned Parenthood.

A state district court has given the green light for Texas to remove Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program.

In her ruling on Wednesday, State District Judge Lora Livingston sided with state officials, who have been seeking to oust Planned Parenthood from Medicaid since 2015. The abortion provider sued the state last month, arguing that its health clinics were not properly notified about terminating the Medicaid agreement before their Medicaid funds were cut off.

Livingston, who granted last month a 14-day extension of Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid funding, wrote in her decision that since Planned Parenthood has already challenged its termination in a federal court, it’s not up to a state court to determine whether state officials didn’t followed the proper termination procedures.

In November, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision that had blocked Texas from removing Planned Parenthood in 2017, ruling that Medicaid beneficiaries don’t have the right to challenge how states determine which providers are qualified to receive the program’s funding.

“This decision is not made lightly,” Livingston wrote. “In the light of the ongoing public health crisis, the risks of the individual losing health care and medical attention requires increased attention and scrutiny.”

Planned Parenthood decried the decision, saying that thousands of low-income patients who use its clinics for services that are not related to abortion, such as STD testing and cancer screenings, will be forced to find new providers.

Epoch Times article continues

First Friday Life Chain in Warminster & Wish List for our Pregnancy Help Centers

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The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition invites all pro-lifer prayer warriors to join us for our monthly First Friday Life Chain on Friday, March 5 , 2021 at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

For the winter months it was decided by our Outreach Committee  to change the time of these monthly Life Chains to 12:00 noon for the winter months. 

We are also asking for those who attend to consider bringing some items for Blessed Margaret Home, Legacy of Life and A Baby’s Breath.  Here is a list of what they need:  diapers, size newborn to size 6; baby wipes, formula (Similac Advance).  Use this link for Legacy of Life’s wish list. 

In order to social distance properly,  we will  stand and pray on both sides of Louis Drive in front of Planned Parenthood. 

We hope many will join with us to pray for an end to abortion at this facility as well as other facilities in Southeast Pennsylvania and across the country.  Signs will be provided for this event.

Please read the Code of Conduct for our Life Chain below

1 — Be humble but be bold as you stand today against the greatest injustice our nation has ever faced.
2 — In the spirit of Christian love, commit to being peaceful, prayerful, and polite, in word and deed. Any misconduct from passersby should be met with silence, which will convey your inner peace.
3 — Do not respond to motorists. Please stay silent and prayerful and your
response to any situation will be proper. Do not wave or gesture. Do not
frown or smile in response to motorists. Our mission is to pray and stand
against abortion—with the solemnity our mission deserves.
4 — Help others. Watch for mothers (and dads) who need help with children, and assist the elderly with chairs and other needs.
5 — Pick up any trash near you before leaving your area.
6 — Drive carefully, and park legally. Buddy-up, if possible, to minimize
traffic woes. Use crosswalks, and do not hold up traffic. Watch your small
children at all times. During the Chain, stand back from the street and do
not extend your sign over the curb. Give immediate passage to other
pedestrians. Only small children should eat during the LIFE CHAIN.
7 — Thank you for being a strong public witness for Christ and for being an
exemplary citizen in our local area.

(Published by Please Let Me Live, distributed by LifeChain.Net, 2002.)

 

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is an organization that believes in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death.  We provide financial and material support to area crisis pregnancy care centers that endorse the sanctity of life.  To expand our mission, we provide information and education to the community.  Follow us on Facebook using this link.  

The Anti-Life Agenda of Xavier Becerra

Pro-Lifers and every American should be more concerned as the Biden Administration continue to to add another so called “Catholic” to a scandalous cabinet. The agenda is simple; death.

His nominee to fill the HHS Department favored euthanasia in San Francisco. In addition to euthanasia, Becerra is also in favor of coercive action towards religious groups.

Becerra even went after David Daleiden when he took over for Vice President Kamala Harris. The crime? Exposing his ally, Planned Parenthood.

This move from the Biden Administrations shows that he is out of touch, not a Catholic, and has nothing real in store for our country.

Why Praise and Not Reform of Planned Parenthood?

“If a business is built on misleading users, on data exploitation, on choices that are not choices at all, then it doesn’t deserve our praise, it deserves reform.”

This is a quote from Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, during a video conference on the subject of privacy.  He was suggesting that regulators scrutinize social media’s privacy policies (e.g. Facebook) instead of Apple’s.  When I read the words though, it reminded me of a particular organization that needs scrutiny and reform – Planned Parenthood.

Misleading users

  We can check that box off.  Planned Parenthood has the following statements on their website:

“There are fake clinics that say they have pregnancy services. These are called Crisis Pregnancy Centers, and they’re run by people who are anti-abortion and don’t believe in telling you the truth about all of your pregnancy options. They may use lies and manipulation to try to scare or shame people out of choosing abortion.”

With regard to life-affirming pregnancy centers. These centers provide information for alternatives to abortion.  They don’t shame or scare anyone.  This information alone is misleading.

“Both in-clinic and medication abortions are very safe.”

 Well, Planned Parenthood needs to define “very” safe. A baby’s heart is stopped so it’s not safe at all for at least one life involved in the procedure.

Data exploitation

  We can check that box off also.  The Center for Medical Progress’ exposure of Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby parts business included the following:

“Planned Parenthood revealed private patient medical information to third party contractors at StemExpress, LLC in order to meet the company’s quotas for harvesting body parts from Planned Parenthood abortions, said a former StemExpress procurement technician, Holly O’Donnell.”

So, PP exploited personal patient data in order to work with StemExpress in gathering the requested baby body parts.

Choices that are not choices at all.  We can check that box off definitively.

When Dr. Leana Wen took over as president of Planned Parenthood in 2018 she stated that the “core mission” of Planned Parenthood was “providing, protecting and expanding access to abortion.” Despite this, Wen was fired within months of joining Planned Parenthood, and according to her she was fired because she “did not prioritize abortion enough.”

 From personal experience, I have never seen Planned Parenthood work with any pro-life witnesses outside their facilities to share life-affirming choices before a woman makes a decision even though we are within feet of their doors.   The choices they do offer are whether to have a surgical abortion or a medical one.  Opting to end a child’s heartbeat is the only choice offered.  There are no referrals to pregnancy centers.  There is no counseling as to the adoption process.  Abortions are the key ingredient of PP’s profit margins so it would be counter-intuitive to not push the key product.

Tim Cook is known to have a liberal-leaning ideology. I may not agree with his politics, but he is a successful businessman and I can’t say I disagree with his statement as it stands for any business.  So, based on this analysis why is PP praised and why is it not singled out for reform?  Because once again, the primary party involved in abortion, a child, cannot speak, cannot vote and is considered just collateral damage in Planned Parenthood’s misguided and heartless message that abortion empowers women.  Therefore, misleading the moms and dads, exploiting their personal information and underhandedly offering the idea of choices that really aren’t there is celebrated instead of being denigrated and targeted for reform.

Judge May Ban David Daleiden From Releasing New Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts

Their undercover videos did a lot of damage to Planned Parenthood when they revealed the abortion giant’s baby body parts operation. 

The following Life News article was authored by Micaiah Bilger.

The court battles continue for David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress investigator who exposed Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby body parts trade.

On Wednesday, Daleiden and his attorneys appeared before California federal Judge William Orrick to argue against a permanent injunction prohibiting them from releasing undercover videos of a National Abortion Federation conference, Courthouse News Service reports.

The National Abortion Federation (NAF) sued Daleiden, fellow investigator Sandra Merritt and others involved in the Center for Medical Progress, accusing them of trespassing, fraud and breach of contract.

Orrick, who has ties to Planned Parenthood, repeatedly has ruled against the pro-life advocates not only in the NAF case but also in a separate lawsuit filed by the Planned Parenthood abortion chain. The judge appears likely to rule in favor of the abortion industry again.

According to the report:

[Orrick] signaled his intention on Wednesday to rule in favor of the National Abortion Federation and enter a permanent injunction barring the release of videos taken surreptitiously by anti-abortion activists at industry conferences years ago.

The ruling would avoid a trial over whether the recordings were made in pursuit of a scheme to fraudulently infiltrate the professional association for abortion providers around the country.

The judge referred to the separate lawsuit that Planned Parenthood won against Daleiden as evidence to support the NAF case.

The abortion industry has claimed that the undercover videos caused safety and privacy problems, and Orrick agreed that these were reason enough to block the videos from being released, the report states.

But attorney Peter Breen, who represents Daleiden, urged the court not to censor the videos, especially because Daleiden also is facing a separate criminal prosecution case in relation to them. That case, which began when Vice President Kamala Harris raided Daleiden’s home when she was attorney general of California, could send the pro-life leader to prison if convicted.

Breen said law enforcement also should be allowed to access the videos for investigations, according to the report.

Orrick issued a temporary injunction blocking the videos in 2015. His ruling applies only to the undercover videos of an NAF conference. Other Center for Medical Progress videos are still public.

In addition to a permanent block on the videos, NAF also asked the judge to prohibit Daleiden and others with the Center for Medical Progress from attending any of its conferences in the future, according to the report.

Daleiden also is facing criminal charges in a separate unjust prosecution by the California Attorney General’s Office. It began with Harris and continued with Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The California Attorney General’s Office claims Daleiden and Merritt broke the law by filming conversations with abortionists and others without their consent. The pro-life investigators are facing possible jail time and fines if convicted.

In May, the Center for Medical Progress and Daleiden filed a lawsuit against Harris for prosecuting him unjustly for his undercover investigative work. The lawsuit accuses Harris, Becerra, Planned Parenthood and others of conspiracy to violate First and Fourteenth Amendment civil rights.

Donations to Daleiden’s legal defense may be made to the Thomas More Society, the pro-life legal organization representing him. Click here to donate.

Life News continues 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.

Lent 2021 Preview: Planned Parenthood (Center City Campaign)

For seven straight years, the 40 Days for Life campaign has been present outside of the largest Planned Parenthood in the heart of Philadelphia.

Their numbers have dropped because of our presence for a while until the lockdown last March, which saw an increase in abortions plus ceasing the campaign early.

The hypocrisy is businesses in PA had to suffer while Planned Parenthood, thanks to their friend Gov. Tom Wolf, profit off a questionable pandemic. At the same time, churches were only to be open for prayer but no masses or services. We got a preview of communism through the Wolf Administration, particularly from his closest ally, Dr. Richard “Rachel” Levine.

This time we will have a full campaign during Lent as it will run from Ash Wednesday (February 17th) to March 27th. The hours are: Monday through Saturday 8AM to 4PM.

To sign up for this campaign, visit here.

First Friday Life Chain in Warminster & Wish List for our Pregnancy Help Centers

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The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition invites all pro-lifer prayer warriors to join us for our monthly First Friday Life Chain on Friday, February 5 , 2021 at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

For the winter months it was decided by our Outreach Committee  to change the time of these monthly Life Chains to 12:00 noon for the winter months. 

We are also asking for those who attend to consider bringing some items for both Blessed Margaret Home and A Baby’s Breath.  Here is a list of what they need:  diapers, size newborn to size 6; baby wipes, formula (Similac Advance). 

In order to social distance properly,  we will  stand and pray on both sides of Louis Drive in front of Planned Parenthood. 

We hope many will join with us to pray for an end to abortion at this facility as well as other facilities in Southeast Pennsylvania and across the country.  Signs will be provided for this event.

Please read the Code of Conduct for our Life Chain below.

1 — Be humble but be bold as you stand today against the greatest injustice our nation has ever faced.
2 — In the spirit of Christian love, commit to being peaceful, prayerful, and polite, in word and deed. Any misconduct from passersby should be met with silence, which will convey your inner peace.
3 — Do not respond to motorists. Please stay silent and prayerful and your
response to any situation will be proper. Do not wave or gesture. Do not
frown or smile in response to motorists. Our mission is to pray and stand
against abortion—with the solemnity our mission deserves.
4 — Help others. Watch for mothers (and dads) who need help with children, and assist the elderly with chairs and other needs.
5 — Pick up any trash near you before leaving your area.
6 — Drive carefully, and park legally. Buddy-up, if possible, to minimize
traffic woes. Use crosswalks, and do not hold up traffic. Watch your small
children at all times. During the Chain, stand back from the street and do
not extend your sign over the curb. Give immediate passage to other
pedestrians. Only small children should eat during the LIFE CHAIN.
7 — Thank you for being a strong public witness for Christ and for being an
exemplary citizen in our local area.

(Published by Please Let Me Live, distributed by LifeChain.Net, 2002.)

 

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is an organization that believes in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death.  We provide financial and material support to area crisis pregnancy care centers that endorse the sanctity of life.  To expand our mission, we provide information and education to the community.  Follow us on Facebook using this link.