PA Primary and June Events and News

The following is from Tom Stevens, Director of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia

Today is a GREAT day to repent and believe the Good News, to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, to love your neighbor AND to understand and listen to your brothers and sisters!  And it is always a great day to stand up for the unborn. Meanwhile don’t forget to vote tomorrow and please take a look at the other items below. 

Vote!  Tomorrow, June 2, is PA Primary Election Day   

Registered voters can lookup how the candidates replied to questions on pro-life issues from the PA Family Voter’s Guide from our friends at the PA Family Council.   Click Here:  pafamilyvoter.com


Guiding Star Mother’s Day Campaign Extended Again!

We’re still reaching towards our goal! Help These Moms who Chose Life! Give a gift in honor of your mom, or your mom’s mom, or in honor of someone who helped your mom along the way.  Join our Mother’s Day Campaign for moms and children.  All proceeds benefit Guiding Star Ministries, a home for single pregnant moms and their children. WATCH THE VIDEO AND DONATE HERE:
https://guidingstar.causevox.com 

Ultrasound Technician Position Available

Genesis Women’s Clinic, genpcc.org, is seeking an ultrasound technician to join our pro life team. We need a sonographer to serve as a back up for our current tech and to cover her maternity leave period.  Compensation is negotiable. Please contact Wendy at 610/970-8088 or email wendy@genpcc.org.  Location is 888 East High Street, Pottstown.


Mother’s Home — Member Organization Spotlight

WATCH INSPIRING MOTHER’S HOME VIDEO HERE

Don’t Miss!  The King’s Men Day of Discovery

TKM Day of Discovery
The Glory of Masculinity
June 13, 2020

In an effort to begin ministering to men again, TKM, Inc. has planned a FREE day of recollection for men at the Discovery House in Hammonton, NJ.

MEN’S PROGRAM
7:30 – 8:30 AM – Registration (Continental Breakfast)
8:30 – 10:00 AM – Morning Session: A Young’s Man Glory
10:30 – 11:30 AM – Outdoor Activity
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch (Primo’s Hoagies)
1:00 – 2:30 PM – Afternoon Session #1: A Father’s Glory
3:00 – 4:30 PM – Afternoon Session #2: The Glory of God
4:30 – 6:30 PM – Wine & Cheese Social (optional–need headcount)

All current Covid-19 Physical Distancing Requirements and Guidelines will be met.

Prayer Campaign for Politicians Week Three: Nancy Pelosi #onesoulatatime

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone, for kings and all those in authority…” — 1 Timothy 2:1-2a

Nancy Pelosi photo

Political leaders, like all people, need the forgiveness of sins and the new life that comes through putting one’s faith in Jesus Christ. “God our Savior . . . . wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1Timothy 2:3b-4). Praying for the salvation of political leaders should be a top priority in a Christian’s life (Acts 4:10-12; Romans 10:9).  God’s Prayer for Political Leaders  

Praying for salvation is the most important prayer we will ever pray. Being persistent in prayer for a lost soul has turned many from darkness to the Light of Christ. That is especially true of  politicians.  We will never have godly government without godly leaders who bow the knee to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  No one is beyond the reach of His Hand when we pray for conversion. As we intercede on behalf of our politicians, be mindful that we are all sinners saved by His grace.  

Nancy Pelosi is the focus of our prayer campaign for week three. She has led a privileged life and is the richest woman in the House of Representatives. She wields a lot of power as speaker of the house. As a professed Catholic, her support for Planned Parenthood and position on abortion is against Catholic doctrine and the Word of God.

Holy Spirit, please set Nancy Pelosi free from the delusions of riches, political power and the lies of Satan, especially the issue of abortion. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

Lord Jesus, we pray Nancy Pelosi repents of her sins, surrenders her life to you and walks in your will and your ways. “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Luke 5:32

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Cor 5:17

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

Jesus doorknocking
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”  Revelations 3:20

Dear Jesus, thank you for knocking at the door of our heart. Please help Nancy Pelosi answer your knock on the door of her heart. We ask this in Your Holy Name, Amen.

Sidewalk Servants Needed

 

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Sidewalk Servants are men and women of any age who volunteer one hour a month (or more) to pray and offer resources to anyone entering or leaving an abortion clinic. It is through love and prayer that hearts can be transformed and lives can be saved.

We still need help this week to cover the hours below; please let us know if you are able to cover any of these times. You can make a difference! 

Also, please let us know which days/times you can cover for next week (May 25-May 30). 

God bless!

(Week 5/25 – 5/30)

Monday:  12th:  8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4

Tuesday: 12th:  8,1,2
                 777: 11,12,1,2
Wed:       12th:  11,12,1,2,3,4
                 777: 12,1,2
Thurs:     12th:  11,12,1,2,3,4
                 777: 12,1,2
Fri:          12th:  8.9.10,11,12,1,2,3,4
                 777: 12,1,2
Sat:         12th:  12,1,2
                 777:  11,12,1,2


We ask that you: 
1. Sign up to go one or max. two at a time
2. Wear masks 
3. Have a sign that says : LOVE, Financial and Emotional HELP:  Call: 610-626-4006  or  Text: 484-451-8104
    And/Or abortionpillreversal.com – it’s not too late to change your mind
4. Ask the girls to take a pic of the sign – can always share on Facebook if they don’t want the help themselves…
5. Share the sidewalkservantsphilly.com website

VOICES FOR LIFE PRAYER CAMPAIGN 2 – SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN

warrenWe are in our 2nd week of our 6-week prayer campaign for elected officials who support ending newly created life through abortion on demand. Please join us as we pray for our candidate this week, Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Elizabeth Warren is a Democratic senator from the state of Massachusetts, re-elected to her second term in November 2018. She is married with two children and three grandchildren. Senator Warren’s pro-abortion stance is very clear in a statement she made during one of the Democratic debates in November 2019, prior to her dropping out of the Democratic primary race in March 2020:

“”Look, I believe that abortion rights are human rights. I believe that they are also economic rights. And protecting the right of a woman to be able to make decisions about her own body is fundamentally what we do and what we stand for as a Democratic Party.”

Let us pray that this woman has a change of heart from her fierce determination to sacrifice children’s lives under her misconception that abortion is healthcare. Let us pray that her talents as a leader can be put to a higher calling. And let us pray that she, at some point in her life, will ask forgiveness for her advocacy of the termination of our most vulnerable children through abortion.

“Seek the Lord while he may be found, call him while he is near.

Let the scoundrel forsake his way, and the wicked man his thoughts;

Let him turn to the Lord for mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.

As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways

And my thoughts above your thoughts.” (Isaiah, 55, 6-9)

 

 

 

 

Voices for Life Prayer Campaign Week 1 – Governor Andrew Cuomo #onesoulatatime

‘Winning the war against unborn babies and their mothers one soul at a time’

Andrew Cuomo

Today begin’s our 6-week Prayer Campaign for some of our elected officials.  We are asking everyone to join us in praying for the particular politician we post for the whole week.

I’ve chosen Governor Andrew Cuomo this week as to me he is someone who is in desperate need of our prayers. Governor Cuomo is on record as stating he believes in abortion up to and including the moment of birth of a baby, and during the present pandemic, he has ordered nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients.  He doesn’t seem to value life at either end of the spectrum.

Let us pray for the governor’s conversion :

  • That God sends many Christians across his path to share the Gospel
  • That the light of Christ sets him free from the deceit and darkness of satan
  • That he falls to his knees and surrenders his life to Jesus Christ, his only hope for salvation
  • That the Holy Spirit shows him overwhelming proof that abortion is murder and
  • That he becomes a advocate for mothers and their unborn babies.

Please join me this week in remembering Governor Cuomo in your daily prayers.

“This is what we are all about…conversion. We will continue to reach out to these men and women in love. Hate doesn’t work. Condemnation doesn’t work. Judgment doesn’t work. The mercy of Christ is what WORKS. Please pray with us….You are making a difference.” Abby Johnson, former PP clinic director and founder of ‘And Then There Was None’

Prayer Campaign for our Elected Officials – #onesoulatatime

‘Winning the war against unborn babies and their mothers #onesoulatatime’

 

Prayer

Last Sunday as I was praying and meditating on my rosary for the intention of an end to surgical and non-surgical abortions, I was moved to pray for some of our elected officials who have little or no regard for the sanctity of life.

A few years ago we promoted a prayer campaign for abortionists, and politicians who strongly support and/or promote abortion.  This campaign ran throughout the Lenten Season and was very successful.   We would like to begin a similar campaign this month to pray for some of our elected officials who are so vehemently anti-life.

Prayer is the most powerful weapon we have in fighting this battle against the anti-life forces in our society.  And as we are instructed by God,  to ‘love our enemies’, what better way to show that love than to pray for their conversion?

Our campaign begins this coming Monday, May 11th and we hope that everyone will join with us to pray for a conversion for these misguided souls.

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:44

4 Things to Do in May

Hard to believe that we are in the month of May. Everyone here at Voices for Life hope you are all doing well during these uncertain times.

Here’s a checklist on what you can do this month

  1. Vigil participation
    1. The first amendment is still applicable to you should you decide to pray outside of abortion facilities. Be sure to bear in mind physical distancing guidelines
    2. Bring resources with you
    3. Ask someone to take a photo of your pro-life sign that promotes pregnancy crisis center/hotline and share it on social media.
    4. Learn about a Mother’s Day prayer vigil on May 9th
  2. Donate to pro-life organizations
    1. Participate in Giving Tuesday campaigns every Tuesday this month
    2. PLU will run a special fundraiser that will launch on Friday. Stay tuned for a post.
    3. Take part in the Culture Project’s Days of Giving
    4. Support organizations devastated by the pandemic
  3. Pray for moms this month
    1. Be sure to thank your mom for choosing life.
  4. Support small businesses
    1. Uplift by Lily
    2. COL1972
    3. Abbey Roast
    4. Students for Life of America
  5. Pray for those affected by the pandemic
    1. Pope Francis has asked you include these prayers at the end of your rosary for an end to the pandemic
    2. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3PM for those who have died from the pandemic

May God keep you safe. Remember to be bold. Stand Up for Life. Maintain social connections while physically distancing yourself. Fight the good fight of faith.

 

The Hypocrisy of Pro-Abortion Governors

It should come as no surprise that many governors who claim to be Catholic are choosing their self-interest over the faith of others.

Here is  a rundown of every so-called Catholic governor so far

Andrew Cuomo- New York

Cuomo does not need a long introduction, but God knows that he is in the state of mortal sin as he continues to murder life from womb to tomb in the Empire State. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree as his father, Mario, labeled the idea that “I’m Catholic, but” which was backfired by Cardinal John O’Connor. Who dares to play God when it comes to human life?

Gina Raimondo- Rhode Island

She sent a letter to Barth Bracy, the executive director of Rhode Island Right to Life, about keeping abortion facilities open while churches are closed during the pandemic.

Gretchen Whitmer- Michigan

Whitmer is a feminist. A tween from 2018 recently surfaced that shows her wearing a pink hat that reads, “Planned Parenthood makes America Great”. Oh, really? Then why have 61 million Americans been murdered by the largest abortion chain? She even barred purchasing American flags while allowing abortions to happen in her state. Read more here

Tom Wolf- Pennsylvania

Wolf volunteered for Planned Parenthood in his early days. He even is their best friend. Observe

tom wolf PP Escort

What is appalling is, like many of his esteemed colleagues that have turned states progressive, he deemed abortion as “essential service” while many businesses in the commonwealth are suffering. Even with a red house and senate in the Keystone State, Wolf has vetoed pro-life bills, but they will be overridden.

Ralph Northam

Dr. Ralph Northam has been the subject of many news headlines. What is so disconcerting about him is the fact that a former pediatrician who dares to play the inconsistent card when it comes to human life. One example is his viewpoint on infanticide.

Bottom line: elections have consequences and those that have refused to defend the most precious must be voted out.

 

 

 

Virtual Pro-Life Events

Here is a list of upcoming pro-life events taking place in the next few days.

 

Tonight, 8:00 – 10:00 pm: Students for Life, National Pro-Life Summit Follow-Up Webcast- register using this link: https://www.studentsforlife.org/summit-webcast/

Thursday, April 30th, 8:00 pm: Sisters of Life Virtual Gala – register using this link: https://sistersoflife.org/virtualgala
Friday, May 1st, Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd – One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies – we are asked to pray one additional rosary each of these days for the following intention: for an end to the surgical and non-surgical killing of unborn human persons. Register using this link: http://www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.org/index.cfm

Translating the Gospel of Life into the culture

The following is from Tom Stevens, CEO and President of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. 

The last time I led the monthly Bible Study that I do for the ladies at Guiding Star Ministries Home for Single Pregnant Moms and Children, I made a handout.  It included an artistic graphic I made with a scripture verse on it.   It happened to be Ash Wednesday … so I used a simple translation of Mark 1:15, “He said, “The right time is now here.  God’s kingdom is very near. Change your hearts and lives, and believe the Good News!”  To make it attractive to the ladies I put flowers, a heart, and a butterfly on the image.  

Why?  Why are we trying to translate the Gospel of Life into something that might be relevant and attractive to residents of a maternity home, or to customers at an abortion center, or anywhere we go?  Because the Good News of the Gospel of Life changes hearts and minds when and if received. Then it changes decisions, actions, and behaviors.  Heart, mind, and behavior change is required to bring an end to abortion, euthanasia, and every attack on the Sanctity of Life. It’s up to us to do our best to bring the Gospel of Life to the culture.

How can we best translate the Gospel of Life to reach the “unreachable”?  To reach an urban culture where sex is without boundaries or covenant and single moms having babies sometimes is worn as a badge of honor, or an avenue to welfare; to a suburban culture where self, convenience, self-help, and pleasure are gods … and all where abortion is seen as a simple and quite acceptable option?  This is THE question often on my mind.  As I stand in front of an abortion center or create a social media post, or sit in a meeting … HOW CAN WE REACH the confused, broken, hardened, untouchable, churchless, and traumatized who are having abortions?  HOW CAN WE BE IN their world/culture/sphere WAY BEFORE pregnancy, abortion clinic appointment, abortion?  Be part of the answer… join a Pro-Life Union team. Complete the volunteer form at https://prolifeunion.org/volunteer/.