We Need Your Help to Defeat the NJ Reproductive Freedom Act

New Jersey pro-life warriors are urged to join New Jersey Right to Life on Wednesday, December 2nd for a Day of Outrage to help defeat the  Reproductive Freedom Act being pushed by pro-abortionists.  Please see information below from Mare Tasy, Executive Director for New Jersey Right to Life. 

Pro-abortion sponsors of the NJ Reproductive Freedom Act (S3030/A4848) are aggressively pushing for swift passage of the bill.  Since my last email, more Senators and Assembly Members have signed on as co-sponsors.

Our November 11 Protests were a huge success.  We are now planning our next Day of Outrage on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 and ask you to please attend one or more of these protests, if possible. Please share this information with 10 friends and ask them to share it with 10 more friends. Some signs will be provided.  Please also bring your own hand-made signs.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Essex County
 Assemblywoman Mila Jasey’s office (Primary Sponsor of bill)
Location:  511 Valley Street
Maplewood, NJ  07040

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Monmouth County
Senator Vin Gopal and Assemblywoman Joann Downey’s office (Senator Gopal is a co-sponsor and member of the Senate Health Committee and Asw. Downey is a prime sponsor)
Location:  35 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ  07728

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Atlantic County
Assemblyman John Armato and Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo (Asw. Armato is on the Assembly Health Committee and Asm. Mazzeo signed on recently
as a co-sponsor)
Location:  2312 New Road, Suite 101 and 102,
Northfield, NJ  08225

Please also contact your State Senator and two Assembly members to oppose the bill. We have updated our Action Alert to reflect all the sponsors of the Act.  You can take action and view all the sponsors by going to the link below:

Action Needed to Oppose the NJ Reproductive Freedom Act (S3030/A4848)

Also call, email and mail letters via postal mail to Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin urging them NOT to post S3030/A4848.
Their address and phone numbers are listed below:

Senator Stephen Sweeney
935 Kings Highway, Ste. 400
West Deptford, NJ  08086
Phone:  856 251-9801
Email:  SenSweeney@njleg.org

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin
569 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ  07095
Phone:  (732) 855-7441
Email:  AsmCoughlin@njleg.org

How Do We Build a Pro-Life Culture Among Youth?

What the pro-life movement needs is younger people to become involved, and the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation has a very good suggestion in the post below.  

We need to provide opportunities to learn, to think critically, to articulate facts, to argue persuasively, and to defend the truth about the sanctity of every human life. Our Essay Contest is an excellent way to do that! We invite all students in Grades 7-12 who are attending any school in PA, including homeschool, to enter our contest. Winning entries are awarded cash prizes and publication, but all students win by being a voice for life!

Click on this link for details!

 

Students for Life To Host #StandForLife Weekend To Be Held After March for Life

The following is from Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America.

With the understanding that not everyone will be able to make it to Washington, D.C. this year for the March for Life due to COVID issues, we came up with an alternate plan.

We’re calling it the #Stand4Life Weekend – and it’s happening in 20+ cities across the nation.

This is the largest, united, national activism event ever led by pro-life youth.

The #Stand4Life Weekend will take place January 27th-30th and will include a well-rounded roster of pro-life activism…including participating in the March for Life (either in-person or virtually).

The best part? It’ll all be planned for you!

All you have to do is show up with as many of your pro-life friends as possible.

When you register for only $10, you’ll receive:

  1. A “Pro-Life Generation” Beanie
  2. All materials for activism events
  3. Pro-life events planned by your city’s #Stand4Life Captain

Learn more about it and register to join here!

BLACK LIVES MATTER? THEN WHY DOES NEW JERSEY LEGISLATE BLACK GENOCIDE?

Please Join in a Day of Outrage – Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in New Jersey.  Information about these two events is listed below.  And please contact the sponsors of the Reproductive Freedom Act and express your outrage at this bill!  Use your own words when calling or use the sample message below.  

from Marie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life 

We Need your help now to educate and inform the public of this callous abominable bill in the New Jersey legislature that makes New Jersey the Abortion Mecca of the world at the expense of the New Jersey Tax Payer.

You will pay for any abortion at anytime for people from anywhere as long as they come to New Jersey to have the abortion.

New Jersey citizens must pay for the abortion!!! Babies born alive from botched abortion may be killed with impunity.

Abortions will be able to be performed by persons who are not licensed physicians!  Women’s Health???

“Day Of Outrage!” Call For Prayerful Protest

Your help is needed immediately to stop the Reproductive Freedom Act,  the most radical abortion bill ever proposed in this state. If this bill is passed, it will codify into law the extreme anti-life policies practiced in only a handful of nations.

This includes:
·  Babies can be aborted up to the point of birth.
·  Pregnant teenage moms can abort their children without the abortionist
or school officials ever notifying parents.
·  Late-term abortions will be fully paid for by your taxes and your health
insurance.
·  Conscience protections for medical workers will be removed, forcing
pro-life medical workers to assist in the abortion procedure.
·  Non-physicians can perform risky and unsafe abortions on women.
·  Annual funding for Planned Parenthood will be mandated despite
the budgetary process and priorities of future administrations.
Governor Murphy and the current pro-abortion lawmakers want to end
the debate over the right to life in New Jersey once and for all.  Their
solution is simple: abortion at any time, for any reason, without any
restrictions – without end.

For more information on this radical bill, please view NJRTL’s Facebook
live session HERE

What can you do?

First, join us and over a dozen pro-life organizations for a Day of Action on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in a peaceful protest and prayer gathering led by Rev. Clenard Childress of New Calvary Baptist Church in Montclair. Please register so we can contact you with updated information this week.

We will meet at the offices of the two senate sponsors:

Wed, Nov. 11, 10 am–12 pm: Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Asw. Valerie
Huttle, 545 Cedar Lane, Teaneck New Jersey

Parking in CVS lot across the street and other adjacent lots

Wed, Nov. 11, 2 pm—4 pm: Sen. Linda Greenstein, 1249 S River Rd #105, Cranbury, NJ

There is ample parking in the office complex. Signs will be provided but you can bring you own signs.

Second, I want to urge you to contact the bill sponsors and other key senators who will decide the fate of babies in the womb.  Please  call your legislator and express your outrage.

·  Sen. Fred Madden: (856) 232-6700
·  Sen. Vin Gopal: (732) 695-3371
·  Sen. Ronald Rice: (973) 371-5665
·  Sen. Loretta Weinberg: (201) 928-0100
·  Sen. Linda Greenstein: (609) 395-9911
·  Sen. Lagana: (201) 576-9199
·  Sen. Addiego: (609) 654-1498
·  Sen. Nilsa Cruz Perez: (856) 541-1251

Hello, my name is __________. I am calling about The Reproductive Freedom Act. This is the most dangerous and radical abortion bill ever proposed in our state. It violates conscience protections, puts women at risk in late-term abortions and abortions performed by non-physicians, and prohibits any protections for babies in the womb – even up to birth. I urge  Senator/Assembly ___________  to vote NO. Can we count on him/her to help protect women and children from this unsafe law? 

The bill is most likely scheduled to be heard in committee within weeks.

You can also send a prewritten message to your three legislators from NJRTL’s legislative action center HERE

 

Upcoming Events in Bucks County and Surrounding Areas

2020 has been a year no one will forget.  Shutdowns due to the coronavirus, businesses closed (sadly, some for good) due to this virus, schools closed, students and office workers telecommuting, vacations cancelled or shortened.   

And while most have been waiting for the virus to end to get on with their lives,  the pro-life movement has been busier than ever.    It seems that this year more pro-life events, both virtually and publicly, have and will occur.   

Below are some upcoming events for the remainder of this year.  I have included a list that you can download and print out.  We hope that you will join us for these events.   Most listed are sponsored by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.  

Life Chain – Sunday, November 1st 2:30 – 3:30 pm. This will close out our 40 Days of Prayer and Repentance. We will gather along Street Road starting at Louis Drive and going west towards Old York Road.

Election Day – Tuesday, November 3rd. It’s important that you vote, if you haven’t already done so;  and please vote for pro-life candidates. God’s precious little ones are counting on us to do our part to make sure they have the right to be born.

Right to Birth – Saturday, October 31st – Rally and Prayer Vigil – begins with Mass at the Cathedral followed by march to Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust Streets.  This event is sponsored by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. 

Walking with Moms in Need – Saturday, November 7th – Peace Valley Park in Doylestown. Registration begins at 10:00 am and Walk starts at 11:00 am. 

First Friday Life Chain – every first Friday of the month on Louis Drive in Warminster outside of Planned Parenthood from 9:30 – 10:30 am. We encourage everyone to join us in prayer for the closing of this abortion mill.

For other events in and around Bucks County, Pa., click on the link below.  

Upcoming Events of Note in SE PA

Have You Heard This Lately? “You can’t be pro-life if you don’t support gun control…immigration reform…regulations combatting climate change, etc.”

The following article was forwarded to Voices for Life from Lauren Merz of Life Site News.

The list goes on and on as to the issues used to attempt to redefine what it means to be “pro-life.”

To be sure, the vast majority of the people trying to redefine the pro-life label are hijacking it for nefarious purposes.

How do I know this?

Because they are mostly abortion advocates and their supporters in the media and culture.

And their tactics are aimed at dividing you and me and fracturing the Pro-Life Movement for their own political benefit while thwarting our efforts to protect the innocent in the womb.

Now, this is not to say that some of the people who are trying to associate their own cause with the pro-life label aren’t genuine, sincere, and well-intentioned…

But let’s be clear – you cannot call yourself “pro-life” if you do not value human life at its earliest, most vulnerable stage. And, it’s important to keep in mind the goal of the Pro-Life Movement is to end abortion.

This is why, to call ourselves “pro-life,” we must prioritize changing our culture into one that values and defends life in the womb and where abortion is completely unthinkable.

There should be no debate – and no compromise permissible – when it comes to the brutal murder of 2,363 babies in the United States each day.

Being “pro-life” also means to be completely against the intentional killing of a preborn child, for any reason, at any stage of fetal development. Period.

We cannot support the killing of children in the small percentages of cases where they were conceived in rape or incest.

We cannot support the killing of children when a mother’s life is in danger. It may be necessary to deliver a baby early – sometimes too early for him to survive – but everything is done to preserve BOTH lives, rather than intentionally kill that innocent child.

We cannot support the killing of children because of a disability…or because of a fatal prenatal diagnosis…or because of their race, gender, or economic status…

Abortion is ALWAYS an unjust act that takes the life of an innocent child.

The victims of abortion are real human beings, who are being starved, dismembered, decapitated, crushed, lethally injected, and ripped apart by suction in the womb.

The leading cause of death around the world today is abortion. These deaths are entirely preventable.

Now more than ever, we need people to understand that to be pro-life is to be against abortion – no matter the circumstance.

This is a tragedy that is almost unparalleled in human history and an atrocity that is carried out every day in our own communities and neighborhoods.

The preborn deserve their own social and political movement to end the injustice against them.

Attempting to redefine “pro-life” to achieve political ends is a betrayal of the innocent human person the Pro-Life Movement exists to defend.

That is why I am so thankful for you and your commitment to sharing these truths, and for fighting alongside us to protect the innocent preborn.

Together, we are building a world where EVERY preborn child is protected and loved.

For life,

Lauren Merz
VP of Strategic Partnerships

Full-Page ad in Waco Trib on Roe Day 2021

The following is from John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco

Last week, I wrote that I would have a big announcement this week.  Here goes!  Pro-Life Waco will organize a full-page Waco Tribune-Herald ad for January 22, 2021 to honor those killed in the unspeakable injustice of abortion unleashed by the Roe V Wade court decision in 1973. PLW seeks 500-600 names affirming the message of the ad.

In addition to honoring the dead we seek to mobilize life defenders to bring an end to abortion in our city. This will be the only ad of its kind in Texas, perhaps in the entire country.  If the Democrats of McLennan county can deliver a full-page ad (October 25 with 300 names) calling for the election of Biden-Harris, surely, we can do this in solidarity with babies, moms, and families.  You can see the layout of the ad and more explanation by clicking here. 
 
You will also find two ways that you as an individual or a family can be included in this historic proclamation. One way is to send $5 to $50 to Pro-Life Waco (4200 Grim Ave, Waco 76710) and the way you want your household name to appear on the ad. You can also  go online at www.prolifewaco.com. Click on the “Support Us” button and go from there.

Funds received will be applied to the $3700 cost of the ad. Any surplus will be applied to PLW outreach in 2021. If contributions do not cover the cost, PLW will fill in the gap.

Also, I am seeking “Captains” for this campaign. This is a dedicated foot soldier who will try to sign up 10 or more friends and relatives. Possibly your Sunday School class. Please respond to this email and let me know if you will be a captain.

If you are a recipient of this message, you can be included in the ad even if you do not live in Central Texas.

Let’s not keep our light under a bushel basket.  Let our light shine brightly throughout Central Texas, our state, and our country.

Students for Life Host Rally at Senator Casey’s Office

As the nation will witness history to be made early next week, Students for Life have made stops in ten different cities urging senators to vote yes to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat.

Fifteen students from across the nation, led by PA coordinator Liana Hollendonner, held a peaceful rally outside of Senator Bob Casey’s Center City office, urging for his vote on the right side of history.

Unfortunately, it is likely that Casey will not carry out his father legacy as he has done since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006.

Following the mini rally, the students chalk up messages in support of Amy Coney-Barrett. However, they were met with some threats by a security guard. After conferring with Cicil Affairs, the students were permitted to chalk on the public sidewalk.

Join us for This Important Pro-Life Event – October 31st in Philadelphia

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia invites everyone to join them to close the 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign in center city Philadelphia on Saturday, October 31st.  For details on this event, please see the information from Tom Stevens, President and CEO of the Pro-Life Union below. 

On Saturday, October 31st, a very special Pro-Life Mass, Procession and Rally will be held in Center-City Philadelphia to celebrate the end of Respect Life Month and 40 Days For Life.

8:00 a.m. Mass with Celebrant Fr. Dennis Gill – Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul, 1723 Race Street, Phila., 19103

9:00 a.m. Procession to Planned Parenthood, 12th & Locust

9:30 a.m. Rally with Rev. Clenard Childress at Planned Parenthood, 12th & Locust Streets.

“RIGHT TO BIRTH” Mass and Rally

To conclude the Fall 202 40 Days for Life Campaign, the Pro-Life Union invites all to the Right to Birth mass and rally on Saturday, October 31st.

Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dennis Gill at 8AM.

A procession to Planned Parenthood will immediately follow and Clenard Childress will be the main highlight.