The following is from an email sent by Dr. Monique Ruberusent last evening.
Today I received a text from Dominic who was praying outside PP… he had encountered a woman who was headed in to abort. This mom was crying, so sad but so scared. She was in a very tough situation and Dom needed support. His shift was almost over and he didn’t want to leave the sidewalk empty in case she came out seeking help.
Thanks be to God Bill showed up to relieve him and continue the prayer for this woman in particular.
A few minutes ago I received a call from the APR hotline. I called the woman who took an abortion pill at 11 am at 12th and Locust today! I asked her if she encountered Dom on the way in and she said “yes”
I told her that Dom and I had been praying for her today and we were so happy she called!
now I ask each of you to pray for this little 9 week baby! Pray that she takes the progesterone on time and that the baby is saved from abortion.
KNOW that without Dom and Bill covering these hours today this girl likely would never have known that REVERSAL was an option.
PRAISE GOD !!!! And thank you to all of you who show up and have chosen your hours to be present!!!
The following is from an email blast sent by Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America.
I want to invite you to a special pro-life, virtual event thisTuesday (September 8th) featuring one of Pennsylvania’s pro-life champions!
On Tuesday evening at 6PM EST, canyou join Students for Life Action and Drew Murray for aPro-Life Generation Roundtableon “Pursuing a Post-Roe Pennsylvania?”
Drew is running for Pennsylvania State House District 182, and his opponent is the infamous Brian Sims.
You remember PA Representative Sims right? He made headlines last year for harassing two young girls, Students for Life members, as they prayed outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in his Philadelphia district.
Drew has a solid pro-life record and will surely be an unwavering ally for the preborn if elected to the Pennsylvania State House. So, we would love for you to meet him and have the opportunity to ask him any questions you may have.
To register for the Pro-Life Generation PA Roundtable with Drew Murray, just click here.
At Students for Life Action, we are committed to enacting pro-life policies that will uphold the rights of the pre-born in Pennsylvania and working towards that day when abortion is unthinkable and illegal..
I hope you can join us this Tuesday, Sept 8th at 6pm EST!
The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia is launching an exciting outreach in the effort to gear up for a post-Roe America. The following exerpt is from Joe Garecht.
In many ways, the end of legalized abortion in our country is closer than ever before. It is critical that we engage on every front of this battle with thoughtful, coordinated and effective advocacy for the unborn.
Would you consider joining our newly formed Pro-Life Action Team? Led by Joe Garecht and the PLU Public Affairs committee, the goal of this group is to concentrate citizen advocacy for the pro life cause in the spheres of politics and the media.
Commitment will be a specific action item once every other month – typically contacting a legislator via phone or email, or sending a comment/op ed to local media outlets – and occasional meetings, no more than twice per year.
Our voices are powerful! We have heard from state legislators that they felt compelled to act on bills in front of their committee after receiving as few as 12 emails or phone calls from constituents. When we organize and combine our advocacy efforts we improve the chance for lasting change in our community on behalf of the unborn.
Please send your name, email and phone number to Tom Stevens with the subject Pro-Life Action Team to email@example.com and let us know we can add you to the Pro-Life Action Team!
In addition, Students for Life of America have an opportunity to give you the knowledge and tools to engage in public policy.
While COVID-19 is affecting the pro-life movement’s ability to train grassroots activists of all ages, Students for Life is now able to bring our pro-life trainings from campuses right into your home. Enroll in pro-life “majors” in each pillar of pro-life activism.
Not a student? No problem! Continuing your education is important to us and there is no age limit on being an effective pro-life advocate.
How Does It Work?
There are four course subjects (Effective Education, Industry Impact, Public Policy, and Supportive Services) in each of the three education levels (High School, College, Adult).
All are welcome to join one or more classes as the schedule allows. Each course will cover FIVE bi-weekly live video classes, and four on-your-own optional assignment weeks.
Classes begin the week of September 14th (check each course for exact times) and wrap-up the week of November 9th.
REGISTER NOW for a course in your current education level. Scroll down to choose: High School, College, or Continuing Education (Adult).
If course times do not fit in your schedule, you can work through our self-paced pillar courses which are always available on www.studentsforlifehq.com or connect with your Regional Coordinator here.
The following is from an email blast sent by Deborah regarding an encounter a sidewalk servant witnessed outside of Planned Parenthood
One of the Sidewalk Servants, Bob, shared a story about a young lady they encountered last Thursday at 12th & Locust, and we wanted to share it with you. Please take a few moments to read it; this woman’s comment “I wish you had been here when I came before” is just heart wrenching… It is an encouragement for all of us to give a little of our time to be there for each woman and baby; they need us… Our presence can make all the difference! Please give a couple of hours of your time this week, and ask family and friends to join you or to sign up for a time also. God bless you! His story: At 12th and Locust this AM, Rose approached and I offered her a brochure, pointed to the Community Women’s Center of Philadelphia (Women’s Center) next doorand suggested she could get care that did notinclude abortion there. She was a beautiful and very mature young lady. She smiled knowingly and said she thought she was pregnant, that she had taken the first part of the chemical abortion but thought it had failed. She spoke of immediate regret upon doing so and said she was happy to be pregnant. I expressed my hope and joy at that possibility, and encouraged her to go next door. We also gave her the Natural Womens’ Health material from Dr. Monique. But she proceeded anyway to go into Planned Parenthood. I cautioned her to be careful that she not listen to untruths in Planned Parenthood. I then called the Women’s Centernumber to prepare them in the event she came out. When I was returning to the sidewalk in front of the Planned Parenthood, I saw Rose speaking with Bob G, another Sidewalk Servant who was there with me. Bob was very encouraging and loving as he learned from her that, despite testing positive for pregnancy at home, she had tested negative in PP. I also tried to be comforting, asking her to google Rachel’s Vineyard which she proceeded to do. We also encouraged her to visit the Women’s Center, to consult on her situation and perhaps be re-tested. She did, but before leaving us she looked at us with big, beautiful brown eyes and said “I wish you had been here when I came before”. My heart aches. Please encourage folks to continue to come out to pray and be there for these women. I found her story so encouraging. The women need us there! Let’s be there for them. Thanks to Pat and others for all they have done to be present during the first and hopefully only COVID storm in Phila. Please pray for Rose. Bob ——————————————————HOURS HELP NEEDED:
As the conventions for both parties draw to a close, we will do a recap to pit speakers from both events against each other. For this first edition, we will analyze Sister Diedre and Sister Simone.
Sister Deirdre Byrne
Sister Deirdre Byrne is a member of the Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart. She has over 20+ years with the Army Medical Corps and has worked at a missionary. In the late 90s, she pursued a vocation and found the Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary and became a member of the order in 2002. It helped her continue her medical profession while answering God’s call to serve him. During the third night of the RNC, she correlated her medical background with the issue of life saying:
“As a physician, I can say unequivocally life begins at conception. While what I have to say may be difficult for some to hear, I am saying it because I’m not just pro-life, I’m pro-eternal life and I want all of us to end up in heaven someday together.”
To listen to the full; version of her speech, visit here.
Sister Simone Campbell
Sister Simone Campbell is best known as the leader of “Nuns on the Bus”. They are a controversial group that promotes abortion. During the Democratic National Convention, Sister Simone delivered an address in which she celebrated the Democrat’s abortion platform.
Divided Catholic Church in America
What we have saw between the two is a good Catholic from a bad one. Sister Deirdre has said that the unborn is the most vulnerable in our society and they must be protected.
Meanwhile, Sister Simone has cheered the Democrats for allowing abortion on demand. Why would she do this?
This shows that with more than half of Catholics still buying the lies from the party of slavery, sodomy, terrorism, abortion, and even now socialism that good and faithful Catholics must rise up and take up the gauntlet to defeat this modern church that is a 180 degree opposite of what was established in 33 AD.
Our Catholic faith is at stake. We cannot support someone who is Catholic in Name Only while he has a shaky history of promoting abortion.
The post below comes from the newsletter of Pro-Life Waco sent out by John Pisciotta.
The Spanish version of Pro-Life Waco’s “ABORTION HURTS” billboards are out in the public square. Four junior billboards (5’ x 11’) were installed the first week of August.
I pray that these billboards will touch hearts and souls. This billboard in the photos below is to your left 18th Street at about the 600 block, not far from where you clear the railroad overpass. The other three locations are:
–Herring at 5th Street (driving away from Cameron Park
–HWY 84 in McGregor at the Dairy Queen
–Bosque Blvd at 38th (driving toward the Brazos River)
Muchas gracias! to all our donors for making 2020 possibly the strongest year for PLW–in spite of the headwinds of COVID 19.
In just a few weeks the 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign will begin. Rachel Hayes, Leader for Chester County, Pennsylvania is asking for committed, pro-life prayer warriors to join them at the West Chester Planned Parenthood to pray for an end to abortion at this facility and across the country. Please read Rachel’s post below and if you live in or around this area, sign up to join this campaign.
It was a temptation to begin this missive with the opening paragraph from A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” but I know for some that it would bring on spasms of pain.I admit, it’s one of my favorite books, and that opening paragraph is a gem in a first chapter that’s a bit hard to slog through. If you can bear one short paragraph though, it’s more than fitting.
So, I have sobering news and encouraging news to share with hopes that both will serve to help each one of us to “not grow weary in doing good” when it comes to standing in opposition to the horror of abortion. Please consider the sobering reality of what has transpired over these past months since the early closing of the spring campaign, and also the encouraging opportunities before us, so that you might strengthen your resolve to pray in earnest on behalf of abortion-vulnerable moms and their at-risk babies.
The entire time that schools, businesses, and churches have been severely restricted and/or closed from the beginning of the pandemic up until now, West Chester Planned Parenthood suspended in person appointments for all other services except for killing unborn children. In other words, taking innocent human life was deemed essential by our state government during a health crisis while we were being urged to protect ourselves and others via quarantine, masks, and social distancing. Furthermore, at the beginning of the pandemic when personal protective equipment shortages were a concern, Planned Parenthood solicited PPE donations so that they could continue killing unhindered. PP also illegally applied for and received money from the Paycheck Protection Program even though abortion providers were explicitly excluded from these monies. Lastly, WC PP has recently added a chemical only abortion day on Thursdays in addition to the regular surgical abortion day on Fridays.
The encouraging news is that the Good News of the gospel has continued to be shared unabated outside WC PP. PP volunteer escorts have been absent since the early stay-at-home orders up until just the past couple of weeks. On many weeks, the numbers of cars were low in the parking lot on abortion day. Each abortion day, women have been lifted in prayer by faithful prayer warriors who have continued their in-person outreach of love, hope, and help. Just today a life was saved because people were present and praying, a young woman and her mother were bathed in prayer, offered help & hope, received information, and made a personal connection with a sidewalk counselor. Thank you, Jesus! Please pray for this young mom and baby.
This is why our prayers and presence are needed outside of West Chester Planned Parenthood – lives and souls a the line every week. The largest ever fall 40 Days for Life campaign of prayer & fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach is happening in 588 cities across the globe: Wednesday, September 23 through Sunday, November 1st! Come out and add to the growing number of blessings: 17,226 babies saved, 206 abortion workers quit, and 107 abortion facilities closed.
Would you make time in your schedule and commit to one hour of vigil over the 40 Days campaign? Our goal is to have two people present 7am – 7pm, Mon. – Sat. You can sign up now: www.40daysforlife.com/chestercounty
‘If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?’(Proverbs 24:10-12)
May God give us the strength to stand strong and continue doing good in these days of adversity knowing that “in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” God is hearing our cries for an end to abortion in West Chester and he is with us.
Thank you for your support, prayers, and participation!
The following is from Brittany Christiansen, a Field Director from the Susan B. Anthony List in Philadelphia. She shares a stark truth of many of the 19th Century suffragists and how they were “pro-life”.
Early 18th and 19th century suffragist writings regularly referred to abortion as “ante-natal murder”, “child murder”, “ante-natal infanticide”, and “infanticide”. These early feminists regarded abortion as abhorrent, as violence against women and their children, and attributed its practice to the denial of their rights and a dearth of nonviolent choices for women. While early feminists were indeed concerned about abortion’s physical and psychological dangers to women, they also opposed abortion itself.
Susan B Anthony wrote in her diary in 1876 about her sister-in-law recovering from an abortion (tampering with herself):
“Things did not go well” “Sister Annie in bed — been sick for a month — tampering with herself — & was freed this A.M. what ignorance & lack of self-government the world is filled with.”
Three days later, “Sister Annie better — but looks very slim — she will rue the day she forces nature”
Susan B Anthony delivered a speech in 1875:
“When the office of maternity shall be held sacred … then, and not till then, will this earth see a new order of men and women, prone to good rather evil.”
Susan B. Anthony responded to a male leading publicist who asked why she with such a generous heart had never been a wife or mother:
“I thank you kind sir, for what I take to be the highest compliment, but sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so that their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them”
Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded a Newspaper in NYC called The Revolution with the motto “Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.”
Published only editorials against abortion during its run from 1868 to 1872
Refused to publish ads for abortifacients
In the late 1800s, pills and pessaries were sold by unscrupulous abortion practitioners through euphemistic ads, labeling these products as for “the remedy of illnesses peculiar to women”, “restoration of female regularity”, and “correction of menstrual suppression”.
Many newspapers and publications ran ads for such products, and such businesses proliferated even though abortion was technically illegal at the time. These ads were lucrative for many newspapers of the time; however, Anthony and her colleagues steadfastly refused to accept them for The Revolution’s entire run.
Susan B Anthony is credited by some scholars with writing one of the most powerful anti-abortion articles ever to appear in The Revolution; however, the article was published with only her initial, leading some to argue that it she was not in fact the author. The article, entitled “Child Murder” included the following:
“Guilty? Yes, no matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; but oh! thrice guilty is he who, for selfish gratification, heedless of her prayers, indifferent to her fate, drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the crime.”
Susan B Anthony repeatedly gave her “Social Purity” speech in the 1870’s lumping abortion in with many other social evils:
“The prosecutions on our courts for breach of promise, divorce, adultery, bigamy, seduction, rape; the newspaper reports every day of every year of scandals and outrages, of wife murders and paramour shooting, of abortions and infanticides, are perpetual reminders of men’s incapacity to cope successfully with this monster evil of society.”
“The true relation of the sexes never can be attained until woman is free and equal with man. Neither in the making nor executing of the laws regulating these relations has woman ever had the slightest voice. The statutes for marriage and divorce, for adultery, breach of promise, seduction, rape, bigamy, abortion, infanticide—all were made by men. They, alone, decide who are guilty of violating these laws and what shall be their punishment, with judge, jury and advocate all men, with no woman’s voice heard in our courts”
Susan B Anthony was arrested for voting straight Republican in the 1872 Presidential Election
November 1st 1872 Susan B Anthony registered to vote in a barbershop in Rochester’s Eighth Ward. The male registrars didn’t want to do it, but Susan B Anthony threatened to sue them personally unless they relented.
14 other women also registered to vote.
President Grant and his Republican Party, the party that ended slavery, was far more receptive to the idea of women’s rights than the Democratic Party. And so, as she informed Elizabeth Cady Stanton in a letter, Susan B Anthony enthusiastically voted for Grant and a straight party-line ticket.
A Democratic Party poll watcher named Sylvester Lewis didn’t want to accept the vote, but the two Republicans registrars did; on a 2-1 vote, it went in the hopper.
She was then indicted, tried, and convicted for voting illegally and sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and court costs. She declined to pay the fine.
The historic New Yorker described her two-day trial in June 1873 as “the greatest judicial outrage history has ever recorded,”
On the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment) recognizing women’s right to vote, President Donald Trump posthumously pardoned suffragist pioneer Susan B. Anthony for illegally voting in 1872. SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, a member of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, was present for the historic moment.
“Later today, I will be signing a full and complete pardon for Susan B. Anthony,” “She was never pardoned. What took so long?” “She was guilty for voting” – President Trump
“Walking out of the White House on cloud nine because Susan B Anthony has just been pardoned for voting illegally. At the time, she said ‘I will pay not one penny for this unjust fine.’ ” “Susan B. Anthony fought to expand the promise of human rights and dignity to all people,” “She and her compatriots provide us with the model of how to advocate for the voiceless and disenfranchised in our own time. It is her courageous example that inspired the formation of SBA List and continues to inspire our work today. We are deeply moved and grateful to President Trump for honoring the legacy of this great American hero and we pledge never to tire in carrying on her unfinished work.” – Marjorie Dannenfelser