Day 1 of Prayer and Scripture to #EndAbortion (9/22/21)

Genesis 2:7

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Let us Pray

Lord, we are yours.  Thank you for breathing into us the breath of life.  Thank you for claiming us as your own.  May our words and actions in defense of human life proclaim to all the world that you alone are Lord of life and death, Lord of our freedom and of our choices.  We pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen. 

(Fr. Frank Pavone)

Fall Rally

In a previous blogpost, we mentioned that a fall rally will take place in October.

The stage is set for Saturday, October 9th outside of Philadelphia’s Women’s Center at 11 AM. the facility near Chinatown murders 6500 babies, 90% of them are African Americans. Meanwhile, they claim in their front window that Black Lives Matter.

How can you say “Black Lives Matter” when you murder them on a daily basis? If they do matter, you would fight tooth and nail to shut down the abortion facilities that target African Americans at their most vulnerable stage; the womb of their mother.

Join fellow pro-lifers in the Greater Philadelphia to give voice for the voiceless and protect all lives from womb to tomb.

Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition to Hold Two Kick-off Events for 40 Days for Life

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition  would like to invite everyone to a Mass for Life to kick off the 40 Days for Life Campaign in Warminster, Pennsylvania on Wednesday morning at 8:00 am  at Nativity of Our Lord Church located at 625 W. Street Road, Warminster, Pennsylvania.

  After the Mass we will gather at the Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive for a prayer vigil led by Pastor Charles Blachford of the Bux-Mont Baptist Church.  This service will begin at 9:00 am. (Use this link for parking guidelines)

**Please Note**

During this 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.  

 

‘I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.’ Elie Wiesel

 

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.  

 

 

 

Fall 2021 40 Days for Life Preview: Planned Parenthood

Nearly 4500 lives end on an annual basis in Center City Philadelphia. Thankfully, we have seen moms change their minds and even chose life.

Across the street is a life-saving facility that has seen an uptick in clientele. Some of it has to do with the peaceful presence every day outside of Planned Parenthood.

The campaign, running from September 22nd through October 30th, is looking for brave pro-lifers to cover an hour or two with love, prayer, and mercy. The facility is open Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 5PM. Abortions are committed from Wednesday through Saturday. Philadelphia Community Women’s Center, under the operation of Legacy of Life, is across the street and will be open every day as well to meet the needs of any mom who changes her mind about abortion.

Sign up for campaign hours here. Bring a friend, group, or even someone who needs to do more in the pro-life movement.

If interested in the campaign at 777 Appletree, visit here.

Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign Preview: Philadelphia Women’s Center

6500 lives are murdered every year at the largest non-Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania. Abortion. No matter what exists well at Philadelphia Women’s Center, located a few mere blocks from Independence Hall. During recent years, pro-lifers overcame assaults from escorts that were told not to return again, stolen property, bring videotaped by a professor of engineering who covered up sexual assault at Swarthmore University, vandalize signs, and a potty mouth security guard who has a demon inside of her.

Despite everything thrown against the faithful pro-lifers that are out there from Tuesday to Saturday, there have been saves and possibly some that went unreported by the grace of God.

The facility is open from Tuesday to Saturday 7AM to 4PM. Your presence, even for just one hour, is needed. We are yet to witness one of the dedicated workers at this murder center walk away from this place. Please sign up for hours here.

Prayer for Our Nation

God Our Father, giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care.
You are the rock on which this nation was founded. You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your people.
Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders. Open their minds to the great worth of
human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Remind Your people that true happiness is
rooted in seeking and doing Your will.
Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land, grant us the courage to reject the
culture of death. Lead us into a new millennium of life. We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

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

The Unborn Child Is Protected by Law; Deep In The Heart of Texas

For decades, Texas has lead the way in its efforts to defend the sanctity of human life. On September 1st, the heartbeat bill has gone into effect. Despite a pea from ACLU and Planned Parenthood to the Supreme Court to dstrike down the law, five justices, including Amy Coney-Barrett (about time) has ruled in favor of the law.

The law, signed in the spring time by Governor Greg Abbott, protects the unborn child as early as 6 weeks following conception. It is a time of rejoicing for all pro-lifers. At the same time, we still have much work that needs to be done to cultivate a culture where all life is protected from the moment of conception to natural death.

Kudos to the Republic of Texas for leading the charge and continuing to do so for the unborn.

BOOK REVIEW: Lila Delivers On Why Life Is Worth Fighting For

This is the first book review from Voices for Life. We hope that there will be more to come.

Lila Rose may have activist, mom, and wife next to her title. However, she can now add one more to it; author.

Yes, she is a published author. Her debut book, “Fighting for Life” was just recently released in May.

The book details Lila’s early life while also balancing her early activism. Lila shared many personal stories that can speak to every person. Many of the chapters are five to seven pages long, yet they go straight to the point.

The first half of the book covers Lila Rose’s early life from troubling household to when the seeds of human rights activism were planted after a startling encounter with a magazine that depicted abortion. In that first half, Lila shared a dark secret that very little people know about; her struggle with mental health. As the book went on, she overcame the hurdle to be the face of pro-life millennials.

What really stood out about Lila is her pro-life activism in a very left-wing state was a challenge. She even admitted to the fact that she was needed at UCLA as oppose to attending Hillsdale College, a conservative college in Michigan.

Overall, I recommend you read this amazing memoir of Lila’s life. The chapters are short but provocative. It is a game-changer. It will blow you away.

Order your copy here.