Abortion Down In Greater Philadelphia; Much Work Still Needs To Be Done

The following report, from the 2020 Pa. Department of Health Abortion Statistics, provides a stark reminder for the ongoing need for these campaigns.

Planned Parenthood, Warminster – 885
Planned Parenthood, West Chester – 1,141
Planned Parenthood, Norristown – 822
Planned Parenthood, Northeast Philadelphia – 2,393
Planned Parenthood, Center City – 3,705
Philadelphia Women’s Center – 6,224

We will not know what played a role in the dip in numbers last year. Whether it was COVID or not, we know that it is not a time to lick our wounds and hope it continues to take a dip. We must continue to be present. Are you ready to take a stand today? Learn how here

First Friday Life Chain in Warminster & Wish List for Bucks County Family Service Center

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The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition invites everyone to join us for our monthly First Friday Life Chain on Friday, October 1 , 2021 from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

We are also asking for those who attend to consider bringing some items for Bucks County Family Service Center located in Levittown.  Here is a list of some of the items they need:  diapers (any size), wipes, baby wash, wash cloths, crib sheets, baby ointment, clothing for infants. 

This center practices Christmas 365 days a year by assisting their neighbors struggling to meet the needs of their families.   This center offers prenatal and parenting support, preparing for baby workshops, breastfeeding support and a diaper pantry. We can help them by donating the above items.

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.  

An Invitation to Join 40 Days for Life in SE Pennsylvania

 40 Days for Life Campaigns begin next Wednesday, September 22nd.  Below are campaigns for the Southeast Pennsylvania area.  If you haven’t already signed up for a campaign and would like to join one, please use one of the links below.  Your presence and intercession could mean the difference between life and death for an unborn baby.    For information on other campaigns throughout the country, please use this link.  

Day 5

Bryn Mawr 

Public right-of-way outside Bryn Mawr Hospital, 130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvnia 19010.  Use this link to sign up for this campaign.  Contact Kathryn Slaats at kayslaats@gmail.com for more information. 

Chester County

THURSDAY is chemical abortion day & FRIDAY is surgical abortion day at WC Planned Parenthood. Women may be there at various times for pre-abortion appointment, but could also be there for morning after pill, gyn exam, birth control, STD testing, pregnancy test etc. 

Use this link to sign up in Chester County.  For more information contact Rachel Hayes at chesco40days@gmail.com

Norristown

This campaign is Outside Planned Parenthood at 1221 Powell Street. Vigil hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm daily.  The local contact is Helen Walker.  Contact her at Helenwalker115@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for this campaign. 

Philadelphia

There are two campaigns in center City Philadelphia. 

  1. Philadelphia Women’s Center located at 
    777 Appletree Street.  Contact Pat Stantion at Pjstanton9@gmail.com for more information or use this link to sign up for this campaign. 
  2. Planned Parenthood located at 1144 Locust Street.  Dr. Monique Ruberu is the contact for this campaign.  You can contact her at roobearoo@gmail.com for more information and use this link to sign up for this campaign. 

NE Philly

For information on this campaign, you can  contact Mike McMonagle at  paprolifecoalition@gmail.com.  

Warminster

Public right-of-way outside of 610 Louis Dr. Warminster, PA.  For parking information, please us use this link.  Contact us at defendlife@voices4life.blog to find out the contact person for your church.  Contact Asher Greb at staff@buxmontbaptist.org for more information and to sign up for specific times. 

**Of Special Note**

During this Fall Campaign we will be posting prayers and meditations daily.  Use this link to find more information on this Prayer Campaign.  To subscribe to receive these daily prayers, enter your email address under the ‘Subscribe’ section on the right hand side of this page or contact us at defendlife@voices4life.blog.  

 

 

 

Kansas City Memorial Service for Victims of Abortion to be Held Saturday, September 18th

Below is from Ron Kelsey, President,  of Planned Parenthood Exposed reminding everyone of the Memorial Service taking place at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Kansas City, Ks.  

Kansas City Memorial Service for Victims of Abortion
Saturday, Sept 18
11:00 am
Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
126th
 St. & Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, Ks 66109

Rev. Richard McDoanld, Pastor, Holy Angels Catholic Church will preside. We will begin in the chapel and then process to the nearby memorial located in the cemetery.

For more info contact Tina Jinkens, Planned Parenthood Exposed at 785-615-8373. Text or call.

Local contact: Tina Jinkens, 785-615-8373. Text or call.

Please share this with your family and friends! 

Your Chance to do God’s Work

The following is from an e-mail blast sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu.

Last Saturday Irene who is new to sidewalk counseling (only her 2nd time praying there) came and joined Jim at 12th and Locust. A college-age guy and girl were stunned at the sign.  They complained about the facts written about Margaret Sanger. 

Four male friends showed up. Two held back so I asked what they knew about Margaret Sanger. Never heard of her.

Irene alertly noticed one of the other guys nodding at her points as she explained how bad abortion was so she asked him to speak.

He simply said “I’m adopted. I would have been aborted.”

The six then headed off to some event with no further debate.

You don’t have to speak… all we ask is that you lovingly, prayerfully stand witness and offer resources if possible… 

I promise that if you stand in prayer the Holy Spirit will give you the words needed when the time comes to speak.

Please help us have an unbroken chain of prayer!!! Please help us fill these empty slots. 

Wed 9/8

777: 11-1

Thursday 9/9 

12th and locust: 11-1

777: 11-1

Friday 9/10

777: 11-1

Saturday 9/11

12th and locust: 1-2, 2-4

Join us for 40 Days of Prayer & Repentance Beginning September 22nd

40 Days of Prayer

So, we’re into our 2nd year of the COVID pandemic and people are becoming worn down from the various variants and on-going restrictions.  But we are God’s people, and we persevere through prayer and penance, and our 40 Days of Prayer and Repentance is a good way to keep our perspective, and our focus on the Our Lord.  Why do we repent?  For the crimes we have allowed to take hold in our land, in particular the sin of abortion. 

Prayer is the most powerful weapon we possess to fight against the evils of our world.

We invite everyone to join with us in prayer.  Our Prayer Campaign starts on Wednesday, September 22nd and runs until Sunday, October 31st. We will post a prayer and meditation every day during this time to remind everyone to pray for an end to abortion.

If you live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, please join us for our 40 Days of Prayer and Repentance outside of the Planned Parenthood in Warminster. Contact your church’s Respect Life Committee Chairperson and find out which day your church is scheduled for public prayer. If you don’t have a committee or a 40 Days for Life coordinator, we will be glad to help you. (see flyer at end of this post for more information.)

What will 2022 bring? Only God knows for sure. But I’m certain that if enough people turn to Him in prayer, He will heal our land, our hearts, and our souls, and we will see an end to the many sins of our nation, particularly the sin of abortion.

Please see the flyer below for more information. We ask that you print out and distribute to all your contacts in Bucks County.

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14

BCPLC 40 Days of Prayer
 

This event is sponsored by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition

Revised Time: Bucks County Pro-Life Residents To Gather at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery on Sept 18th to Pray for Children Lost Through Abortion

Bucks County pro-life residents are encouraged to attend and join in prayer in memory of the children of the womb lost through abortion.  

Our Lady of Grace Cemetery

On Saturday, September 18th, pro-life Americans will honor the memory of the more than 60 million unborn victims of abortion during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.

Solemn prayer services will be held simultaneously at gravesites around the country where abortion victims have been buried, as well as at many other memorial sites dedicated in their honor.

Listed below is the information for the  Memorial Service to be held in Bucks County, Pa.

10:00 am Saturday September 18, 2021
Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, 
1215 Super Hwy, Langhorne Pa 19047 

We will gather at the Memorial Monument for Aborted Babies (section 3)  Intersection of Ascension Avenue & St Theresa Avenues (across from the Large Blessed Mother Statue).

This nationwide prayer campaign seeks to humanize the victims of abortion by showing that they have not been forgotten, and that we deeply mourn their loss.

As we’ve done in the past, we hope to ️️pray the Patriotic Rosary and offer Patriotic Hymns honoring our country.
To find a memorial sites in other areas of Pennsylvania or  across the nation, please use this link.  
This event is sponsored nationally by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League

Reminder – Monthly First Friday Life Chain at PP in Warminster to be Held on September 3rd

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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,September 3rd at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  (see parking instructions here). 

We will continue to collect diapers and wipes to be distributed to our area pregnancy help centers.  

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.  

AUGUST 2021 TO DO LIST

We are over a third into the dog days of summer. By now, we have seen advertisements for back-to-school, last-minute summer getaways, and even some early Christmas deals. Before you know it, the summer is over and it is back to reality for many people. Here are some things you can do this month to advance the culture of life:

  1. Take part in prayer vigils
  2. Sign up for 40 Days for Life
  3. Read a pro-life book or two with our list here.
  4. Volunteer at a local pregnancy resource center
  5. Sponsor a Holy Hour for Life at your parish
  6. Collect diapers and material items for moms in need
  7. Take part in National Pro-Life Chaslk Day on August 7th. Find out more here.
  8. Take part in the First Saturday and First Friday devotions
  9. Make plans to attend your state’s March for Life. For Pennsylvania, visit here. For California, visit here. For Virginia, visit here.
  10. Heading back to school? Form a pro-life group (if there isn’t one), Recruit new members during activities fair on your campus.
  11. Start planning your trip to the 49th annual March for Life in DC on Friday, January 21st 2022. Learn more from our previous blogpost here.

Pro-Lifers Rally For Unborn Freedom

Pro-Lifers can peacefully march in the cold and as a test to their character they can even do the same in the scorching heat.

400 pro-lifers across the Greater Philadelphia area were in attendance for the summer rally. The day began with Mass at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. In his greeting and homily, Father Dennis Gill reminded the faithful gathered to continue to pray for the defense of human life, especially in its most vulnerable stage. He also reminded them that the Blessed Mother is with them and interceding with them as they continue to take a bold stand against the greater destroyer of life in society, abortion.

After mass ended, the faithful peacefully processed down to Planned Parenthood located at 12th and Locust. They were people shaking heads in disgust, high-fiving three lone escorts, and even honks for death.

The speakers took time to address authentic womanhood, the need for pro-lifers to be present, what we are really fighting when present outside of abortion facilities, and to be a peaceful vessel of God’s grace through our presences and prayers.

See our photo gallery here.