HOPE PREGNANCY CENTER VANDALIZED; NEVER GIVE IN

As the Dobbs v. Jackson decision is pending, the recent leak has propelled violent acts by unhinged pro-abortion terrorist organizations.

Unfortunately, Philadelphia was not immune to these attacks. Hope Pregnancy Center, located on Broad Street and a mile south of Temple University, was vandalized this past Saturday.

The details have not been released. The director asks for prayers and will update the pro-life community on what we can do.

It is clear that those who advocate for abortion and claim that pro-lifers don’t care about women are total hypocrites of this myth. They’re the ones who have been anti-woman. They’re the ones who see women as dollar signs. They’re the ones who do not want to help women with their pregnancies. They’re the ones who choose which science to follow while dismissing the claim that life begins at conception.

The real people since the half a century of the debate who care for women are those who work in pregnancy centers and are targets of domestic terrorists. Those who work or volunteer for the abortion industry lack love and mercy while carrying years of regret deep down their heavy, suffering hearts who are in need of Jesus.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill: We shall not be afraid nor fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in our communities, the public square, and oceans; we shall fight with growing confidence and growing perseverance in the faith that God is on our side. We shall never surrender. Never give in.

Formula Shortage – How To Help

With the much-publicized baby formula shortage, please consider contacting your local life-affirming pregnancy centers to see if they have a need and/or have been receiving requests for help from moms in need.

My personal experience today trying to purchase formula for donation was 1 store out of 3 had any in stock and there was a 4-can limit. 

 I realize how anxious and frustrated new parents must be when they see nothing but empty shelves in front of them or prices that will make their budgets take a big hit.

Hungry mouths to feed takes on a whole new urgency.

Yesterday we considered the pro-life agenda at the polls; today let us continue to reach out at the ground level where the need is the greatest.

And just an added note, I did call Planned Parenthood to see if they were accepting formula donations to help moms (since they state they are all about supporting women and the choices they make). The response was a hesitation, a pause, a stutter and then a statement that “they don’t really handle….another pause…. supply donations and there were probably other outlets that could handle that better.”

 Yes, like life-affirming pregnancy centers!

With PP’s toolkit, when all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

FINE ARTS ACADEMY IN PHILADELPHIA HELD POETRY READING; BENEFITTING ABORTION LIBERATION FUND

On Friday, March 25th Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, located in Center City Philadelphia, held a poetry slam on their campus. It is no coincidence that they chose the feast of the annunciation to have a horrendous event to mock a Catholic solemnity. It was even a stunt to do it the night before the annual Philly March for Life. The students listened to women who came to campus and shared their experiences. What astounded the students, according to an eyewitness from the event, was the presenters shared how they regretted their decision.

From one presenter: “I killed my babies… now all I have are their dead souls. I will never hear them laugh. But at least I killed them before they existed. No, that is not true, they did exist. My children were all fully there… I just never gave them the chance to laugh,”

Another presenter got up and shared her coerced abortion titled “The Abortion I Didn’t Want”: She described how her boyfriend wanted to make her have an abortion, and when she got to the clinic, she consented to the abortion at first, then suddenly changed her mind as the procedure was beginning. But when she changed her mind, the clinicians restrained her, held down her arms and legs, and did the abortion anyway while she tried to physically resist them.

Based on the women’s poems, it sounded like all of them regretted their abortions. It sounded like all of them were feeling sad, guilty, traumatized, lonely, and confused. None of their poems appeared to be pro-choice.

After the poems were read, the event organizers walked in and asked the students to donate money to the abortion clinic’s fund.

No one is liberated from abortion. Rather, they are enslaved by this false lie that leaves a woman with a lifetime of regret, sorrow, and suffering. This goes to show that abortion is unthinkable. We must step up our game to help women in their hour of great need. We must not back down. We must be committed to helping women, like the ones who wrote of their experiences.

Visit Rachel’s Vineyard if you have experienced abortion directly or indirectly.

Please Support A Baby’s Breath Warminster at their Annual Run for Life on October 2nd

A Baby’s Breath in Warminster, Pennsylvania is holding their annual Run for Life on October 2nd.   Our Pregnancy Help Centers rely on us to help them keep their doors open so they can assist  pregnant women who find themselves in a crisis.  Please consider joining them on October 2nd.  More information on the Run can be found on the flyer below or on their website.

Run for Life

A Baby’s Breath is a crisis pregnancy center. We help you find the direction you need in a time when being pregnant is not exactly the best time.

A Baby’s Breath Crisis Pregnancy Center in Warminster offers free pregnancy tests, free ultrasound, pregnancy counseling, pre-natal classes, parenting classes, material assistance, and job training/ tutoring, and housing at our home, . We are a 501 C3 organization and administrate our services through the help of volunteers.

A Baby’s Breath’s primary mission is to “help a mother to see her child take his/her first breath”. It is a safe place where mothers, fathers, and families can talk freely without being judged and where they can hear the truth from a voice filled with compassion and hope. Through their pregnancy counseling sessions with our volunteers, mothers learn about the life developing inside of them and are given the opportunity to discuss and focus on their life goals.

A Baby’s Breath 2021 Flyer

Save the Dates! Annual Rummage Sale to Benefit Pregnancy Help Centers in Bucks County, Pa is Back!

 

 

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The Respect Life Ministries of both Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes located in Central Bucks County, Pennsylvania will once again host their annual Rummage this August.  This year the sale will take place in the Parish Center of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. 

Sale dates are Friday, August 20th from 9:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday, August 21st from 9:00 – 12:00 noon.   Saturday is half-price day!  

Volunteers needed! – If you are able to help in any way before, during or after this sale, please contact Mary @ mary.lacquaniti@gmail.com.  (Please see flyer below for more information.)

All proceeds benefit Pregnancy Help Centers in and around Bucks County.  

RummageSale21flyer

Yes, Sister, Pro-life People are Pro-Birth, but we are so Much More!

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From time to time, I come across this picture of a nun chastising pro-lifers for only be ‘pro-birth’.  I’m not sure if this nun is real or if she actually said what is on the meme; however, I’d like to respond.

Yes, Sister, pro-life people are pro-birth, but we are so much more!  Have you ever visited a Pregnancy Help Center or one of the many Maternity Homes across the country for women who are looking for help with a crisis pregnancy?   Guess who opened and maintain these places?  That’s right, the very ‘pro-birth’ people who stand outside of abortion chambers praying and offering help who you criticize.  And you’d be surprised at all the programs set up for these women to help them through their pregnancies, again provided and funded by pro-life warriors.

I’m sure if you called one of these places, Sister, they’d be glad to give you a tour.  And maybe the next time I see a meme of you, you’ll be singing the praises of the very people you vilified.

NATIONAL HOTLINE: CALL 1-800-712-HELP OR TEXT ‘HELPLINE’ TO 313131

IN SOUTHEAST PENNA:  CALL THE COMMUNITY WOMEN’S CENTER AT 215-826-8090

HELP AFTER AN ABORTION

If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available.  Call Project Rachel’s national toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673) or visit hopeafterabortion.org

July To-Do List

We’re halfway through the year. It felt like yesterday that we said good riddance to 2020 that will eventually be a livid memory.

Now, that we are slowly but surely coming out of the nerve-wrecking pandemic, it is time to step up your game to defend life in your community.

Here are events and suggestions for July:

  1. First Friday and Saturday devotions
  2. Pray the Patriotic Rosary for the 4th of July holiday
  3. Educate people about the importance of the Declaration of Independence, particularly the first inalienable right.
  4. Make a Holy Hour for Life
  5. Take part in Sidewalk Servants
  6. Learn how to Sidewalk Counsel
  7. Volunteer at a pregnancy resource center
  8. Distribute water, food, and toiletries to the homeless
  9. Host a fundraiser for a homeless shelter, crisis resource center, etc
  10. When on vacation, locate an abortion facility near the destination and pray for an hour while meeting local activists.
  11. Participate in the summer rally near you. Details coming soon.
  12. Join the Sisters of Life in a rosary walk on July 24th. It’ll start at Basilica at 10AM.
  13. Run a maternity drive for mothers in need and pregnancy resource centers.

Overall, your pro-life conviction does not take a vacation. It is 24/7. Be sure to be creative with exercising your pro-life views.

Have a great month of July and a safe summer.

Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Sponsors Mother’s Day Rose Sale that Funds Seven Area Pregnancy Care Centers

The following message is from Sandy Slater, president of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition, PA.

Already it is time to think about Mother’s Day and the Rose sale.  Because of the interruption that we had from March of 2020 and ongoing, the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition that supports  7 area pregnancy care centers is falling short of funds.  To date we have been able to send $2,400 to them each month.  They are A Baby’s Breath, Warminster; Blessed Margaret Home, Bensalem; Legacy of Life, Bristol, Crossroads Pregnancy Care, Quakertown; Guiding Star, Philadelphia; Our Lady’s House, Jenkintown; Moms House, Downingtown. In the near future we hope to add possibly 1 more pregnancy care center.  

Donations are down due to the pandemic, but Moms in crisis still need help for their unborn as the Coalition has tried to do.  This message is being sent to the members of the coalition in the event that you do not have a Respect Life group in your Church but could speak to your pastor about the fund raiser, you do have a Respect Life group and the members would like to make a personal donation, as an individual you have not participated in the annual Rose sale before, or that you may have a Moms group that would like to do something to help other moms that are in need through the pregnancy care centers.  

Your help in any way is greatly appreciated. 

Checks may also be mailed to Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition, PO Box 7068, Penndel, PA 19047. Please see message below to Respect Life/Pro-Life Church Contacts from Christina Doherty.

Thank you and may God bless you.  

Sandy Slater
President
Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition

To Respect Life/Pro-Life Church Contacts:
If you are planning to sell live and/or wood roses, please contact me to order.

Christina Doherty
Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition
PO Box 7068
Penndel PA 19047
Telephone: 267-689-8399

facebook.com/BucksCountyProLife/

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.

Legacy of Life Virtual Tour – February 18th

The weather is dreary for many of us and we are still living under Covid-19 restrictions so we need to create our own bright spots in our days.  One bright spot I recommend is joining the virtual tour of Legacy of Life on Thursday, February 18th at 7 PM EST on Zoom.  You will learn first hand about the work Legacy of Life does everyday to support moms and their children.  Legacy of Life offers life-changing alternatives to women who are considering abortion…alternatives that Planned Parenthood does not offer.  My first tour there made realize that when I stand outside an abortion center, I can be confident in the alternative resources I offer women.  I know they will be taken care of if they only make the call.  Below are the details for joining the tour.  I guarantee you will be uplifted after taking part in this tour and may even decide to volunteer or donate to this worthwhile mission.

You are invited to join the Legacy of Life Foundation!  
You will hear from our advocates about how love & mercy give a woman hope even after they have been abandoned by their family, friends, and even the father of their baby just because they are pregnant.   Advocates and Ultrasound techs will share how through love and mercy truth transforms a woman’s heart from abortion-minded to saying YES to life.  These stories will melt your heart and reaffirm that, yes, hope abounds through love & mercy!

Mark your calendars and join us!
Share this invitation with a friend and help transform their Lenten journey!

Don’t miss a special message from Archbishop Nelson Perez of the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Thursday, February 18, 2021 7pm EST on Zoom
Register Now!