March with Seminarians from St. Charles in DC

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The following is from Steve Bozza, Director of Life and Family Office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He shares information on the seminary leading the contingent from Philadelphia participating in the annual March for Life on Friday, January 24th. 

Dear Bus Captains and Pilgrims,

As you know, The March for Life will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020.
You are all invited to march together with our St. Charles Seminarians who will be leading the way! Attached to this email are information about our meeting place and planning details.

Also attached is registration information to obtain your parking permits for your bus to park at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

If you choose, you can register on line for the permits and send the parking permit fee separately. I hope that this will be helpful.  If you have any questions, please call the Office for Life and Family at 215-587-0500 or email us at cdoughty@archphila.org.

Thanks so much and I look forward to marching together with you and our seminarians.

Blessings,
Steve Bozza

Philadelphia Women’s Center 40 Days Recap

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The sixth 40 Days for Life Campaign concluded last Saturday at the largest non-Planned Parenthood facility in Philadelphia.

Two confirmed saves and God only knows if there were even more. Despite the number of signs stolen, a potty-mouth, man-hating, security guard, and the need to fill last-minute vacancies, pro-life were able to be present in front of the facility from Tuesday to Saturday. The sad irony is the fact many were present to see children who attend the daycare.

Take Away

Pro-lifers in the Philadelphia area are getting stronger and bolder every single day.  With their loving and peaceful presence, the hearts and minds of abortion-minded women are being changed.

Is it Over?

The answer is no. Harrisburg released a statement that 45,000 babies have been murdered at this location since 2011. We need to be bolder and vigilant for the protection of the most vulnerable in our society.

You can do that by participating in the Sidewalk Servant Campaign today. Give an hour or more a week to help moms know that there is a better way.

November Events

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It’s November. 40 Days for Life campaign has concluded. There are a few events abound for the month.

See the latest on the November Elections here. There are also some takeaways on how to fight harder for the culture of life and to unseat radical pro-abortion incumbents.

Pro-Life Union will continue it’s Newby Saturday on November 9th at 12th and Locust. Learn more here. Note: this event will occur every 2nd Saturday of the month.

The Culture Project will be hosting their Second Sunday gathering on November 10th. It starts with Sunday mass at the Basilica at 6:30 PM. After mass everyone will gather for food and drinks at Mace’s Crossing. Adults 21 and over are encouraged to attend.

The Super Bowl 52 rematch will take place on Sunday, November 17th. But a group is hosting a discussion on Theology of the Body. All fathers are encouraged to attend with their sons.

The annual Stand Up for Life Dinner will take place on Sunday, November 24th. Learn more about it here.

We hope many of you can join us any or all of the events mentioned above. Remember to pray for the faithful departed during the month of All Souls, especially of our pro-life warriors who were called home recently.

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord. And let the perpetual light shine upon. May their souls and the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. 

 

Please Join Us for a Public Witness Against the Presentation of the Liberty Medal to Former Justice Anthony Kennedy This Sunday, Oct 27th

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At 5:00 pm on October 27th, Justice Kennedy is receiving this prestigious award.  The presenters of this award cite Kennedy’s decisive vote, on June 28, 1992 in Casey v. Planned Parenthood to keep killing children in the womb as a ‘constitutional right’ as a primary reason for this award.  Kennedy’s decision has resulted in the intentional killing of millions of innocent children in the womb by abortion.

Thus, this award is a celebration of killing children n the womb by abortion.  This award also celebrates Kennedy’s bizarre and deadly opinion in Casey that distorted liberty into license by arguing, ‘at the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence..,” which effectively means, Might makes Right.  Christopher West’s devastating critique of Kennedy’s reasoning in Casey is available here.

This public witness will feature abortion victim photos, speeches and literature distribution.

For additional information, contact Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania at paprolifecoalition@gmail.com 

Exciting New Pro-life Legislation Kicks off Monday, Oct 21 in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Heartbeat Bill Being Introduced on Monday

 

The following is from the Pennsylvania Family Institute.  They are looking for as many people as possible to attend this rally.  Please gather in the Media Room in the Capitol basement at 10:00 am.  

On Monday, October 21st, Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Adams) and State Representative Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton) will help lead other elected officials and pro-life Pennsylvanians in introducing Senate Bill 912 and House Bill 1977 – the Heartbeat Bill. The introductory press conference is open to the public and we encourage you to join us at the announcement starting at 10 am at the PA State Capitol.

What is the Heartbeat Bill? This legislation would improve our current state law by protecting unborn children from abortion after a heartbeat is detected. Under current law, abortion is permitted up through 24 weeks into pregnancy (six months in pregnancy) – an outdated determination of life based on the subjective nature of viability. Pennsylvania’s Heartbeat Bill would protect thousands of babies every year throughout our state.

Take Action: When you hear a heartbeat, you hear life. Please contact your State Senator and State Representative in support of the Heartbeat Bill – click here to email them your support.

If you would like to attend the Heartbeat Bill press conference / rally on Monday, October 21, please contact Dan Bartkowiak at dbart@pafamily.org.

We will have plenty more to share on Monday and in the weeks to come so stay tuned.

 

Pennsylvania Action Alert! Please Contact Your Legislators – SPREAD THE WORD!

The following urgent request is from Ted Meehan of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. 
Please residents of Pennsylvania, take the actions below on the Down Syndrome Bill in the Senate,  the Censure Motion of Rep Brian Sims in the House,  the Heartbeat Bill in both the House and the Senate. 
Ted has supplied the contact information for you on these bills. When you’ve completed these tasks, please share with all your pro-life family and friends in Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania action alert
When our founders gave us our Constitution, they emphasized three categories of rights above all others. Life, Liberty, and Property. The first of these has been under assault for the past half century – but you and I have stood up to demand protection of Life from our elected representatives.

And today I am asking you to do THREE Tasks – and spread the word to your networks so that we flood the offices of our senators and state reps. Please send an email AND leave a voicemail.

1) PASS HB 321 (in Subject Line)
 To Senators
Joe Scarnati  jscarnati@pasen.gov
             (717) 787-7084
Jake Corman  jcorman@pasen.gov
             (717) 787-1377
Michele Brooks  mbrooks@pasen.gov
             (717) 787-1322
“Please move the Down Syndrome Bill (HB 321) out of the Health Committee and bring it up for a vote by the Full Senate.” (This bill has already passed in the House 117-76.)

2) To Reps in the House Censure Motion of Rep Brian Sims
Please contact the State Rep in your area (Find contact info here  and ask them to co-sponsor the Censure Motion of Rep Brian Sims – who last spring had harassed and intimidated ladies and young girls who had been praying outside Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia. He used his status as a State Rep to try to scare them, while he insulted their religious beliefs, and offered a $100 reward for anyone who could identify these ladies and girls so he could harass them further in their own neighborhoods. He then posted a video of the entire assault on the internet! Despite many calls upon him to apologize, Sims remains defiant. So a Motion to Censure is to be introduced next week. Please ask your state rep to co-sponsor this Motion AND vote to Censure Rep Sims.

3) Both Senators and State Reps Heartbeat Bill
Please ask them to co-sponsor HB 1977 – Heartbeat Bill. You can find contact info here.
May the Lord of Life bless your efforts and multiply them to His greater Glory and Honor!

Mark Your Caneldars! Stop Planned Parenthood in KCK Campaign to Hold Prayer Rally on Oct 26th

The following is from Ron Kelsey President of Planned Parenthood Exposed.  If you live in or around Kansas City or if you are visiting that weekend, please join in their prayer rally to show your support of their campaign.  Information on this rally is below. 

Stop PP in KCK

We have an urgent need to storm heaven with our prayers and publicly demonstrate to local government officials that we do not want Planned Parenthood to open an abortion clinic in KCK!!!!!!!

Saturday, Oct 26
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Prayer Rally

Where: on the public sidewalks at 701 N 7th St, Kansas City, KS 66101, in front of the offices of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Ks

Parking is available on the streets. Yard signs will be available for pick up.

Most likely there is not time to get this into church bulletins so please spread the word by email, social media or phone!!

For more information, please contact Ron Kelsey at ronkelsey10@gmail.com

Planned Parenthood Confirms Plans to Open Abortion Clinic in KCK

Below is a press release from Ron Kelsey, President of Planned Parenthood Exposed.  If you live in or around Kansas City, KS, we encourage you to attend the prayer rally they have planned for October 26th.  Details  are below.  

Planned Parenthood Exposed continues the Stop Planned Parenthood in KCK campaign

 

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[KANSAS CITY, KS, Oct 10—] Planned Parenthood Exposed launched a grassroots campaign that resulted in a lease to Planned Parenthood at 1854 Minnesota Ave in KCK being cancelled in Sept, according to the building owner. But Planned Parenthood is not finished in their plans to open in KCK.

Planned Parenthood lobbyist, Rachel Sweet, stated on Oct 2 at the Kansas Special Committee on the Judiciary meeting that Planned Parenthood was excited about exploring options to open a location in Wyandotte County. They plan on offering the full spectrum of care, which presumably includes abortions. This planned KCK location is one result of the recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling that alleged to find a right to abortion in the state constitution.

On Oct 2 Planned Parenthood also announced the opening of a mega-abortion clinic in Illinois, 15 miles from St. Louis. Missouri has strong laws regulating abortion. It appears that the Illinois clinic is Planned Parenthood’s east bookend to Missouri and the planned KCK clinic is the west bookend, in terms of Planned Parenthood’s abortion plans.

Planned Parenthood Exposed is committed to battling the plans for the Planned Parenthood KCK clinic by engaging the residents of Kansas and Missouri to publicly oppose this planned abortion clinic which will conduct its business primarily in the bi-state area. “We stand opposed to Planned Parenthood plans in KCK and its involvement in the business of killing unborn children” said Ron Kelsey, president of Planned Parenthood Exposed.

A prayer rally will be held on Saturday, Oct 26 at 10:00 am on the public sidewalks at 701 N 7th St, Kansas City, KS 66101, in front of the offices of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Ks.

If you would like more information about this prayer rally, please contact Ron Kelsey at  at  ronkelsey10@gmail.com.

Planned Parenthood Exposed is a non-profit corporation dedicated to educating the public about the evils of Planned Parenthood including its business of killing unborn children and its promotion of sexual immorality to youth. Find more information about the Stop Planned Parenthood in KCK campaign at     www.PlannedParenthoodExposed.org .

 

 

 

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Urge your PA State Leadership and State Senator to Pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act

We need your help to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act

Below is an article from Sue Swayze Liebel, State Director of the Susan B. Anthony List. She is urging us to take action and to pass on the following information.

Right now, you have a chance to put Pennsylvania on the map as a state that proudly protects the right to life of unborn babies with Down syndrome. In Pennsylvania, prenatal testing for Down syndrome is on the rise and the majority of babies given the diagnosis are aborted.

Your elected officials have a choice: accept the targeting of children with Down syndrome for or celebrate their lives from the moment of their diagnosis. That’s why I’m calling on you to take two important pro-life actions right now:

1Call your State Senator at their Harrisburg office and encourage them to do all they can to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act this year. For a phone number for your State Senator, click here. For more on the legislation: pafamily.org/protect

2. Recruit others to do the same.
Share this action alert pafamily.org/protect or stories that convey the importance of passing this into law:
A Life Worth Living” photo series and videos: Senator Scott Martin , Lead sponsor, Down Syndrome Protection Act, Senator Joe Scarnati and Disability Rights Champion, Karen Gaffney

Can I just tell you how thankful I am for our friends at the PA Family Council who have been advocating for years now, on behalf of children with Down syndrome by fighting for the passage of the Down Syndrome Protection Act.

There’s just seven session days left this year for the PA Senate to pass the bill before heading into 2020. The time for you to act is NOW.

Below I’ve included even more action items for you, once you’ve done the first two above.

Here’s a list of Harrisburg office phone numbers for senators in leadership roles that can influence a vote taking place:
Majority Leader Jake Corman: (717) 787-1377
• President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati: (717) 787-7084
• Majority Whip Senator John Gordner: (717) 787-8928
• Senate HHS Committee Chair Senator Michele Brooks:
(717) 787-1322

Another simple (but effective) action you can take is to use social media to call on legislators to bring the bill up for a vote this month. Feel free to retweet/share these social media posts, or create your own:
Majority Leader Jake Corman
President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati
Majority Whip Senator John Gordner
Senate HHS Committee Chair Senator Michele Brooks

Thank you for speaking UP and being a voice for the voiceless!
For Life,
Sue Swayze Liebel
State Director, Susan B. Anthony List

Stop Planned Parenthood in KCK Campaign

The following was sent  from Ron Kelsey, President, Planned Parenthood Exposed in Kansas City, Kansas.  Kansas City Prolife Residents: please consider joining this campaign.  Contact Ron Kelsey at ronkelsey10@gmail.com to find out more about  the Stop Planned Parenthood in KCK campaign and how to order signs. 

Get your yard sign!!

Stop PP

Our Stop Planned Parenthood in KCK yard signs are now available.

These yard signs are an important part of our campaign. They provide a very visual message about our campaign and are guaranteed to garner much attention thereby alerting our communities about Planned Parenthood’s plans to open another abortion clinic.

It graphically depicts our campaign name and web site so that people can go there to get more information.

The yard sign also serves a dual purpose since it can be removed from the yard sign holder to be carried to public witness events, such as, the upcoming Life Chain.

Please contact me to get your yard sign and holder to stake into the ground. We are suggesting a free-will donation for each yard sign. Please consider getting several yard signs to provide to your friends and collect any donations offered for each yard sign.

This is a very important part of our campaign to inform the public. We hope that you will participate.

The Mission of Planned Parenthood Exposed is: 

1. Pray for the conversion of heart of all  associated with Planned Parenthood and its clients.

2. Educate the public on all of the evil, morally corrupt, and dangerous  practices of Planned Parenthood.

3. Protect the innocence of youth from the sexual indoctrination and  temptations promoted by Planned Parenthood.

4. Educate the public on the intrinsic evil  of abortion and abortifacients.

For more information on Planned Parenthood Exposed, please use this link.