Last week, I attended CPAC for the first time. This year it was held in Orlando due to the restrictions from its preceding location in Baltimore.
The event gathers thousands of like-minded conservatives from all across the United States and even parts of the world. Those in attendance got to hear from elected officials and even personalities in conservative media.
Below is my review of the event.
The even proves that big gatherings can be held as we navigate past COVID. Florida has been open for business and it was an outstanding choice on their part to allow tourism and event large events happening. Yes, Karen, people were wearing masks when walking around.
Many topics were covered during the event, especially our bill of rights. Many elected officials have taken time to talk about what is plaguing our country.
The ecumenical committee is growing at CPAC, particularly among Jewish, Catholics, and Protestants. Even Fr. Frank Pavone was present to celebrate mass for Catholic attendees.
A great red carpet of the upcoming Roe v Wade movie.
The only miss that is worth nothing is the results of a straw poll conducted by The Washington Times. The poll was to gauge attendees on the top three issues pressing them. Surprisingly, the recent election and its integrity was Number one with almost 70% of the votes. The issue that came in last was pro-life. How disappointing.
Overall, I do recommend attending. Pro-Lifers should not pass on a chance to connect with other pro-lifers and hopefully we can make this a more pressing issue.
If you haven’t contacted your Senators on this bill, please do so by using the link provided below to send your message today. The Senate is expected to vote on this bill sometime this week. There is no reason our tax dollars should be supporting abortion nor should it be included in a COVID relief bill.
Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new COVID relief bill, called the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which addresses the needs of many vulnerable people related to the pandemic. Unfortunately, unlike previous COVID relief bills, this bill appropriates billions of taxpayer dollars that are not subject to longstanding, bi-partisan pro-life protections that are needed to prevent this funding from paying for abortions. The Senate is expected to vote this week.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops wrote to Congress to express its support for additional COVID-19 relief that prioritizes the poor and vulnerable and its strong opposition to any taxpayer dollars going to abortion as part of this legislation, saying that the Hyde Amendment policy must be included before this bill moves forward. Your voice is critically needed today to tell your senators to support amendments that prevent abortion funding, and to work for their inclusion in the final bill. Click on the image below to send your message!
Everyone is invited to be part of the 1.5 mile prayer walk in St. Louis, MO on March 6th. Details and program are listed below.
Human Life Action is proud to join with the Archdiocese of St. Louis, MO, and the Diocese of Belleville, IL, and many other great pro-lifers to announce the March on the Arch, scheduled for Saturday, March 6, in St. Louis, MO.
We are committed to standing up for the most vulnerable in our community while building a community that respects and defends life at all stages. That means March on the Arch 2021 will look different than in the past. This year, marchers will depart at intervals on a 1.5 mile prayer walk in the heart of our region, starting outside the last abortion facility in Missouri.
Arrive before your chosen start time to kick off your MORNING prayer walk with one of our inspiring speakers (listed below) brought to you by Master of Ceremonies Zip Rzeppa. AFTERNOON marchers can enjoy an individual or guided prayer walk and a chance to meet the incredible Pro-Life organizations who are sponsoring March on the Arch 2021.
Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski, Archdiocese of St. Louis
Steve Rupp, Missouri Right to Life
Kathy Sparks Lesnoff, Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Centers (former abortion medical assistant)
Hope Miller, Crusaders for Life
Brian Westbrook & Rachell Highley, Coalition for Life St. Louis
Reagan Barklage, Students for Life of America
Bishop Michael McGovern, Diocese of Belleville
President Matthew Harrison, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Prayer Walk Location and START Times
The 9:30 AM start time is reserved for those at a high risk for COVID-19. Other departures will occur at scheduled intervals between 10 AM and 2 PM. The 1.5 mile route will begin outside the last abortion facility in Missouri.
The following is from an email blast sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu. Scroll to the end of the blog to know how you can get involved with 40 Days for Life Philly.
A woman walked out of P.P. at approximately 4pm today.Gerry asked her if she would take some literature.He stated “we are here for the mom and the baby” .She replied “I know I just canceled my appointment.” As she walked away she told Gerry and mark their prayets were answered !!! BABY SAVED ON DAY 1 !! Thanks to every one who stood in the cold and prayed today.
Tomorrow is going to be a crazy cold and rainy one – we’ll check if they are open – Pat and I will be out there if so…
For seven straight years, the 40 Days for Life campaign has been present outside of the largest Planned Parenthood in the heart of Philadelphia.
Their numbers have dropped because of our presence for a while until the lockdown last March, which saw an increase in abortions plus ceasing the campaign early.
The hypocrisy is businesses in PA had to suffer while Planned Parenthood, thanks to their friend Gov. Tom Wolf, profit off a questionable pandemic. At the same time, churches were only to be open for prayer but no masses or services. We got a preview of communism through the Wolf Administration, particularly from his closest ally, Dr. Richard “Rachel” Levine.
This time we will have a full campaign during Lent as it will run from Ash Wednesday (February 17th) to March 27th. The hours are: Monday through Saturday 8AM to 4PM.
With 40 Days for Life Lent 2021 campaign approaching, it is time to consider sacrificing a few hours of your time to give witness to life. I am not talking about on your computer screen or cell phone. Rather, you being actually present in front of abortion facilities.
For those who were involved with Philadelphia’s Inaugural March for Life, there was a stop in front of a notorious chop shop just steps away from Independence Hall.
Entering its ninth campaign, we hope that many will step up to be present outside of the largest non Planned Parenthood affiliate in the state of Pennsylvania. On an annual basis, 6,500 babies are murdered, five floors above a daycare. 90% of the victims are African American.
The campaign will run from February 17th through March 27th. The hours for this campaign are: Tuesday through Friday 7AM-3PM, Saturday 6AM-3PM. Note: there’s a regular prayer vigil that runs from 6:30AM to 9AM. The facility is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
I am in awe of the commitment of pro-life warriors who come out to pray and give witness no matter the weather. Today we had just shy of 2 dozen people come out for our monthly First Friday Life Chain even though the weather forecast for this morning called for snow, rain and/or a mixture of both, and the foot of snow we received the other day was still on the ground. Several brought baby items with them to give to our pregnancy help centers.
Thanks to all who came out today and who are there every week praying and giving witness, and those who do sidewalk counseling at this abortion mill every Friday morning. You are all amazing!
We will gather at 12:00 noon for the month of March for our First Friday Life Chain and we will continue to collect baby items for our centers. Hope to see you there. (List of items is below).
Enjoy some of the photos from yesterday’s event. Nearly 200 people came out to give witness to life, many were from Students for Life, sporting a purple knit hat that read: “Pro Life Generation” across their foreheads.
For the blog post about the event, read about it here.
In addition to the day outside of Planned Parenthood, learn why I still made the trip to DC for the March for Life, despite the restrictions and the switch to virtual.