Reminder – First Friday Life Chain in Warminster has a Date and Time Change

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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, January 8, 2021 at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

For the winter months it was decided by our Outreach Committee and seconded by those present at our Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling to change the time of these monthly Life Chains to 12:00 noon.  And since the first Friday falls on New Year’s Day, we will gather on the second Friday for January. 

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.  

Pennsylvania Department of Health Abortion Statistics for 2019

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Below is the executive summary from the 2019 Pennsylvania Department of Health on abortion statistics. Please note: The 13 page report follows the Executive Summary in a PDF file.

Executive Summary

Pennsylvania has been monitoring and reporting on abortion data since 1975. This report is produced pursuant to Section 3214 of the Abortion Control Act, 18 Pa. C.S. § 3214(e)(1).

In 2019, there were 31,018 abortions performed in Pennsylvania. Nearly half, (14,816) of all abortions performed in Pennsylvania were to white women, and 13,516 were to black or African-American women. Abortions to women of Hispanic origin accounted for 3,336, or 10.8 percent, of all abortions in 2019. More than 87 percent (27,221) of the abortions performed in Pennsylvania in 2019 were to unmarried women.

The largest age group having abortions was 25-29, accounting for 9,529 (29.9 percent) of all 2019 abortions. Women under age 20 accounted for 8.2 percent of all abortions in 2019, and women under age 18 accounted for 2.4 percent. Comparatively, in 2018, women under age 20 accounted for 8.6 percent, and women under age 18 accounted for 2.7 percent.

Similar to 2018, 92.8 percent of the abortions performed in 2019 were on Pennsylvania residents. Residents of other states, territories and other countries accounted for just 2,222 abortions in 2019.

Of the abortions performed in 2019 in Pennsylvania, 83.3 percent were performed in five counties: Allegheny; Delaware; Northampton; Philadelphia; and York.

More than 40 percent of Pennsylvania residents having abortions were residents of Philadelphia County. Other counties with a large number of resident abortions included: Allegheny (3,265); Delaware (1,839); Montgomery (1,652); and Bucks (934). Of all 67 counties, 34 (50.7 percent) showed a decrease in the number of resident abortions performed in 2019 compared to 2018.

In 2019, there were 285 reports of complications from abortions that were submitted by physicians; 59.2 percent more than the 179 reported in 2018. More than 82 percent of the complications were related to retained products of conception, 12.3 percent to bleeding and 1.8 percent to infection.

Notes: The source for the number of abortions reported in Pennsylvania in 2019 is the “Report of Induced Termination of Pregnancy,” which is an individual report filed for each procedure. The source for the complications data is “Abortions: Report of Complications,” a separate reporting form completed by physicians who have provided medical care to a woman because of a complication resulting from an abortion or attempted abortion.

Unknowns are excluded from all calculations.

Peace in the Womb Christmas Caroling Observed at Warminster Planned Parenthood

Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition sponsors Peace in the Womb on Friday, December 17th. This annual event is observed nationwide.

The temperature was below freezing as faithful pro-lifers gathered on the frozen snow to sing Christmas carols. The abortion site parking lot was full while 28 pro-lifers sang Christmas hymns. As women walked into the building, sidewalk servants were trying to persuade them to choose life for their unborn babies.

As we sang the good news about the birth of Jesus, women were entering a building full of death. The atmosphere was a contradiction of both joy and sadness. This battle for life has continued since the infamous January 22, 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision. Over sixty million unborn babies have lost their lives since then. Many mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings are missing an irreplaceable member of their family.

We must never surrender in this battle for life. Through perseverance in prayer, public witness and supporting local pregnancy care centers, the Body of Christ can overcome this evil of abortion.

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
Ephesians 6:10-13 

Please Join BCPLC on Friday, December 4th for our Monthly 1st Friday Life Chain

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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, December 4th at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

The Life Chain begins at 9:30 am and ends at 10:30 am.  We will stand and pray directly across the street facing Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive. While we will be  following social distancing guidelines,  masks are optional.

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.  

Black Pro-Lifers Tell Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz: Get Out of Our Neighborhoods

“Where can members of the black community turn for justice to end systemic racism if not to the entities funding it?” Connie Eller, Missouri Blacks for Life

The following is a news article by Micaiah Bilger of Life News concerning Planned Parenthood targeting black communities.

Black pro-life leaders are telling the Planned Parenthood abortion chain to get out of their neighborhoods and stop targeting black women and unborn babies.

The National Black Pro-life Coalition recently filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, accusing the abortion chain of decades of racial discrimination, One News Now reports.

Planned Parenthood itself recently admitted that its founder, Margaret Sanger, held eugenics beliefs “rooted in racism, ableism and classism” and removed her name from its New York City facility. Hundreds of Planned Parenthood employees also accused its leaders of racism earlier this year.

Lori Hoye of the Issues4Life Foundation said the abortion chain needs to do more than just disavow its founder.

“Get out of our neighborhoods, shut down, because the acknowledgment is too little too late,” Hoye said in a statement. “Over 104 years of targeting black and other women of color cannot be erased by the present-day acknowledgment of their racist roots. Get out now!”

Though abortions hurt families of every race and culture, statistics indicate that abortions disproportionately hurt the African American community. Census data indicates that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have nearly 40 percent of all abortions. And New York City health statistics indicate that more African American babies are aborted in the city than are born each year.

A recent study by Life Issues Institute found that 86 percent of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located in or near African American and Latino neighborhoods.

Black pro-life leaders said it’s time for HHS to investigate the abortion chain for racial discrimination.

“Where can members of the black community turn for justice to end systemic racism if not to the entities funding it?” Connie Eller of Missouri Blacks for Life said. “Planned Parenthood receives more than a half billion dollars annually from our government. They have used that money to carry out their eugenic scheme of population control, and it is time for it to stop.”

The National Black Pro-Life Coalition urged HHS to act quickly and stop the abortion industry from targeting more babies and mothers for abortions.

“The tangled, vicious and deceptive web Planned Parenthood has deeply embedded in the fabric of the black community must be torn down now if blacks are truly to experience a great America,” it said in a statement. “The National Black Pro-Life Coalition prays HHS will move swiftly to end the targeting.”

The coalition estimates about 20 million unborn black babies have been aborted since 1973 in the U.S.

Planned Parenthood has a long history of discrimination, beginning with its founder Margaret Sanger. Sanger helped to lead the eugenics movement, frequently promoting discrimination through her writing and speaking, including in a speech to the KKK in 1926.

Life News article continues

Planned Parenthood Drops Lawsuit Against Arizona Abortion Laws

The following article was written by Michael Gryboski, a Christian Post Reporter.

Attorneys representing Planned Parenthood have filed a request in court to drop legal action against a pair of Arizona laws regulating abortionists and their clinic procedures. 

Planned Parenthood Arizona filed a joint stipulation for voluntary dismissal without prejudice in the United States District Court on Tuesday, without an explanation provided.

As part of the stipulation, all parties involved in the litigation will bear their own legal costs and fees, with no official “prevailing party” named in the action.

As a result, the state laws, which include one that mandates a 24-hour waiting period and another that bans abortionists from doing telemedicine abortions, will go into effect.

Lola Bovell of Planned Parenthood said in a statement to Capitol Media Services that the abortion business remains opposed to the Arizona laws despite dropping the case.

“The status of this lawsuit does not change the fact that harmful laws like telemedicine bans, advance practice clinician bans, and mandatory waiting periods push abortion access out of reach for far too many people,” Bovell argued.

The Scottsdale, Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented a pro-life pregnancy care center that intervened in the case, celebrated the decision to end the litigation.

In March, Choices Pregnancy Centers of Greater Phoenix was granted the right to intervene specifically on the part of the suit centered on the mandatory 24-hour waiting period. 

“… we are pleased that Planned Parenthood has notified the court that it wants to drop its flawed challenge to Arizona’s commonsense protections for women, which are similar to those the U.S. Supreme Court has already upheld,” stated ADF Senior Counsel Denise Harle on Tuesday.

“Tragically, many women turn to abortion because they feel hopeless and are unaware of the resources available to them. As many medical experts agree, significant, non-emergency medical procedures should not be performed without in-person consultation, or on a drop-in basis — let alone be performed by someone who is not a licensed physician.”

In April 2019, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights sued Arizona over the state’s Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider (TRAP) laws.

Specifically, the lawsuit challenged the 24-hour waiting period for an abortion, a limit on which medical professionals could perform an abortion, and a ban on doctors providing telemedicine abortions. 

Link to Christian Post article

PP locating in KCK – One Year Later – Good News!!

The following is from Ron Kelsey, President of Planned Parenthood Exposed

It has been over one year since the lease with Planned Parenthood at a location in KCK has been canceled. Thanks to all who helped get this lease canceled. You have effectively helped save the lives of many unborn babies!!!

We must stay vigilant on PP efforts to establish a location in KCK. PP testified last year in the KS Senate that they wer looking at several locations in KCK. Our battle is not over. We are unaware of any PP activity in regards to a specific location at this time.

If anyone is aware of such activity, please contace me at ronkelsey10@gmail.com


Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Sponsors First Fridays Life Chains at Warminster Planned Parenthood

Pro-Lifers who stand and pray for mothers to choose life during the monthly Life Chains at Warminster Planned Parenthood witness to the sacredness of life.

Toddler Holds Pro-Life Sign at First Friday Life Chain, Warminster Planned Parenthood

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. A photo of a toddler at the First Friday Life Chain on October 2nd spoke much more than a thousand words. This precious child reminded us of why we were there. This little one represented children whose moms chose life for their unborn babies. Sadly, we we’re also reminded of the millions of little lives that might have been. Our Heavenly Father has a sovereign purpose for each life. Their families will never know the love and blessings of these precious babies lost to abortion.

Since the first Friday in June 2020, and every first Friday thereafter, Christians have gathered for a Life Chain at Warminster Planned Parenthood. As they prayed and held pro-life signs, women were inside awaiting their scheduled abortion. Former Planned Parenthood staff report that up to 75% of scheduled abortions are cancelled when there is a prayerful presence outside an abortion site. We will never know how many women chose life for their babies because of our presence and prayers.

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.  

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.

Please Join BCPLC on Friday, October 2nd for our Monthly Life Chain

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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, October 2nd at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

The Life Chain begins at 9:30 am and ends at 10:30 am.  We will stand and pray directly across the street facing Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive. While we will be  following social distancing guidelines,  masks are optional.

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.

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.