The Room that Shouldn’t Exist

The following is By Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.

Baby in womb P.O.C. Three little letters.  Do they mean anything to you?

In the eyes of some, that’s all we really are.

Products of Conception.

Did you know that there is a special room at every abortion center called the POC lab?  It’s where abortion workers literally piece back together an aborted child, reassembling his torso, legs, arms, and head to make sure that the entire baby was suctioned from the mother’s uterus.   If every part of the baby is not accounted for, a remaining piece in the mother may cause infection and potentially death.

Former abortion worker turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson says that workers at her clinic would joke that the room was called the Pieces Of Children lab.

How can anyone joke about reassembling a tiny human like a jigsaw puzzle? Or actually do it?

Can they not see the clearly human features?  Can they not see the life that once was? The life that existed just moments earlier but was violently ended by the flip of a switch?

Not if you’ve been schooled in dehumanization.

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Archbishop Vigano Speaks Out Against Culture of Death in Letter to President Donald Trump

The following is from a letter written by Archbishop Carlos Vigano. Vigano broke the scandal involving Cardinal McCarrick in 2018. The letter was analyzed by Judie Brown, which has been posted to the blog.

Archbishop Carlos Maria Vigano has just released one of the most explosive and prophetic letters in a generation to President Trump!

Vigano not only mentions the impact of the “deep state” and its role in maligning and distorting Catholic teaching, but he also offers tremendous hope to faithful pro-life Catholics in America:

“It is necessary that the good, the children of light, come together and make their voices heard. What more effective way is there to do this, Mr. President, than by prayer, asking the Lord to protect you, the United States, and all of humanity from this enormous attack of the Enemy?

Before the power of prayer, the deceptions of the children of darkness will collapse, their plots will be revealed, their betrayal will be shown, their frightening power will end in nothing, brought to light and exposed for what it is: an infernal deception.”

— LifeSiteNews (07  June 2020)

Meanwhile, what is ‘Uncle Ted’ McCarrick’s hand picked successor up to?

Rather than protest the nearest Planned Parenthood, Archbishop Wilton Gregory ordered the priests and bishops of the Archdiocese of Washington to protest President Trump at a rally in Lafayette Park.
 

“Of the about 200 priests and nuns, dressed in clerical garb, who showed up, many carried politically charged signs. One Dominican sister held a sign reading, “I repent of my racism.” A Franciscan brother lifted a crucifix aloft, while a man walking behind him raised two messages, one reading “Trump mocks Christ,” the other saying, “Barr is complicit.”

— Washington Examiner (08  June 2020)

When was the last time you saw the likes of Archbishop Gregory or any of McCarrick’s “men” protest Planned Parenthood with this sort of energy?

Vigano is right about the enemies within.  We live in dark times.

. . . but Vigano is also right to sound the call to arms

Society either recognizes the profound, inherent, moral and equal dignity of every human person or it does not.  That was the moral leadership of Pope Saint John Paul II.

Cupich, Gregory, Dolan, Wuerl and the whole host of “men” who protected sexual predator and disgraced former Cardinal Theodore ‘Uncle Ted’ McCarrick aren’t practicing the Catholic faith — they are selling out to the highest bidder, and the babies are their victims.

You and I know this fight is coming.  In fact, it is already here.

That’s why I urgently need your support right now with a gift of $35, $50, $100 or even $250 or $500 right away.

The truth is that babies are dying, and rather than stop the killing these pro-abortion Catholic bishops would rather protest the most pro-life president we have ever had in service to a leftist political agenda.

They’ve closed our parishes.  They’ve denied faithful Catholics the sacraments. . . but they can pile in together at Lafayette Park in service to a political agenda?!   When was the last time Gregory protested an abortion center with this much energy? (HINT: the answer is never)

ENOUGH.

Vigano’s prophetic words deserve our support.   I’m going to take it right into the teeth of these whiny, spineless bishops until they DEFEND THE EUCHARIST and ENFORCE CANON LAW 915.

Pro-Life Information on COVID-19 Vaccines

The following was taken from the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition’s agenda for their monthly meeting tonight.  As you can see, most vaccines being created for the coronavirus contain fetal cells from aborted babies.  One exception is SANOFI. (read article from Catholic World Report here).   If you are considering being vaccinated, I urge you to let your doctor know you would prefer this vaccine because of your moral and ethical views.  

 

COVID 19

COVID-19.  Children of God for Life is a pro-life organization whose mission is to end the use of aborted fetal materials in vaccines and medicines.  The director, Debi Vinnedge’s suspicion was raised and checked Moderna, an American biotech company focused on drug discovery and drug development based exclusively on messenger RNA.

Moderna is attempting to insert synthetic mRNA into the living cells of patients that would reprogram their cells to create their own therapies and vaccines.  Through a protein, Spike (S)it teaches the person’s own protein to produce antibodies to block and destroy the virus so that the person does not become infected.

Debi Vinnedge, director said that her heart sank when she discovered that Spike protein was produced using HEK 293 aborted fetal cells.” The vaccine used  for COVID-19 is called Moderna nRNA-1273.  There is another vaccine, SANOFI, which does not use parts from aborted fetuses.  Other companies using aborted fetal cells, Johnson & Johnson, Vaxopedia.

 

4 Things to Do in May

Hard to believe that we are in the month of May. Everyone here at Voices for Life hope you are all doing well during these uncertain times.

Here’s a checklist on what you can do this month

  1. Vigil participation
    1. The first amendment is still applicable to you should you decide to pray outside of abortion facilities. Be sure to bear in mind physical distancing guidelines
    2. Bring resources with you
    3. Ask someone to take a photo of your pro-life sign that promotes pregnancy crisis center/hotline and share it on social media.
    4. Learn about a Mother’s Day prayer vigil on May 9th
  2. Donate to pro-life organizations
    1. Participate in Giving Tuesday campaigns every Tuesday this month
    2. PLU will run a special fundraiser that will launch on Friday. Stay tuned for a post.
    3. Take part in the Culture Project’s Days of Giving
    4. Support organizations devastated by the pandemic
  3. Pray for moms this month
    1. Be sure to thank your mom for choosing life.
  4. Support small businesses
    1. Uplift by Lily
    2. COL1972
    3. Abbey Roast
    4. Students for Life of America
  5. Pray for those affected by the pandemic
    1. Pope Francis has asked you include these prayers at the end of your rosary for an end to the pandemic
    2. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3PM for those who have died from the pandemic

May God keep you safe. Remember to be bold. Stand Up for Life. Maintain social connections while physically distancing yourself. Fight the good fight of faith.

 

Elections Have Consequences; Vote Your Conscience 2020

ATTENTION PA VOTERS

In an effort to piggyback on a previous post from Ted Meehan, I want to break down some other ideas regarding what to do on June 2nd for the Pennsylvania primary and the 2020 General Election. This is going to be the biggest election since the Civil War era.

Vote in person

By now, many of you have heard about an effort to vote via mail. It’s a scam to lose your votes. Nancy Pelosi and her circle of pedophiles, swamp creatures, and godless communists will stop at nothing to remove President Donald Trump from office.

I can’t understand how people can stand outside to enter a supermarket or even an essential store to not wait in line to exercise their right to vote. Even Joe Gale fought this attempt. Inform your family members, community, and friends to not take part in this scam. VOTE IN PERSON!

The PA primary is Tuesday, June 2nd. The deadline to register for the primary is May 18th. Absentee ballot deadline is May 26th.

Volunteer

This should not only apply to PA voters, but everyone who lives in key states that can play a crucial role in bringing real changes to Washington.

Help those who are running for office. There are candidates for the statehouse and senate along with Congress. You’re looking at 88% of seats up for grabs. Democrats control the House of Representatives. As we have seen in the last two years, they have to regard to the protection of human life at the moment conception until natural death, religious freedom, and the stellar work the current administration has done. The magic number is 218 as the House of Representatives is made up of 435 from all fifty states.

Be sure to visit Susan B Anthony to learn how you can do your part.

BE BOLD

  1. Share about candidates who vow to put God, freedom, and life on the platform of public office. Some candidates, in particular, are: Kathy Barnette, Andy Meehan, and Nick Freitas.
  2. Share pro-life messages on your social media outlets
  3. Take part in Twitter campaigns
  4. Pray in front of abortion facilities
  5. Be willing to engage with dialogue with friends and family regarding the pro-life issue. Remember you have a duty to instruct the ignorant whose mind is blind.
  6. Hold your elected officials accountable in how they vote on all culture of life issues
  7. Recruit new members from your church, college campus, and even those in your Knights of Columbus, parents who take their kids to school, etc. Be sure to train them on the dos and don’ts while figuring out what talents they can bring.
  8. Encourage members of the clergy to be more vocal on pro-life issues.
  9. Write pro-life editorials for major newspapers
  10. Volunteer at pregnancy resource centers
  11. Donate money to pro-life charities

BE A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS 24/7

 

 

 

Pro-Life Seminar from Harrisburg

Tomorrow (Thursday, April 30) at 12:00 Noon join our conversation with two pro-life champions in elected office, State Representative Kathy Rapp and State Senator Scott Martin.  We hope you can make this webinar, whether online or by phone. Please sign-up online to RSVP using the following link and we’ll send you the log-in information:  click here
“PA PRO-LIFE CHAMPIONS IN ELECTED OFFICE” AGENDA:
Legislation: Discussing the latest legislative concerns regarding COVID-19 as they relate to abortion in Pennsylvania, including the telemedicine bill (Senate Bill 857).
COVID-19 Regulations: Response to the Wolf administration allowing Planned Parenthood to continue elective abortions and the letters sent by House Pro-Life Caucus and Senate Republican Caucus to Governor Wolf and Secretary Levine.
State Budget: Governor Tom Wolf has proposed a state budget that includes $3 million for Planned Parenthood to “make up for” their decision to forgo funding by the Trump Administration under the Title X Protect Life Rule which now bans funding to those who perform or refer for abortions.
Q&A 

Featuring:
State Representative Kathy Rapp (R-Warren): Co-Chair, House Pro-Life Caucus | Chair, House Health Committee
Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster): Prime sponsor of the Down Syndrome Protection Act, Member – Senate Health & Human Services Committee, Senate Appropriations Committee

Virtual Pro-Life Events

Here is a list of upcoming pro-life events taking place in the next few days.

 

Tonight, 8:00 – 10:00 pm: Students for Life, National Pro-Life Summit Follow-Up Webcast- register using this link: https://www.studentsforlife.org/summit-webcast/

Thursday, April 30th, 8:00 pm: Sisters of Life Virtual Gala – register using this link: https://sistersoflife.org/virtualgala
Friday, May 1st, Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd – One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies – we are asked to pray one additional rosary each of these days for the following intention: for an end to the surgical and non-surgical killing of unborn human persons. Register using this link: http://www.saintmichaelthearchangelorganization.org/index.cfm

Saves During Holy Week/Call to Action

The following is from an email sent out by Dr. Monique Ruberu.

Dear friends,

some quick good news for you.
1. on Good Friday we got news of a girl Pat had encountered outside of PP at 12th and locust who chose life. We are in the process of getting her situated with housing and then we will be looking for a team to walk with her going forward.
2. Yesterday I heard about another girl who took the abortion pill at 12th and locust whose fiancée found info about Abortion pill reversal and they started the process to try and save their twin babies last night… please pray for its success… if all goes well we will be putting together a team to walk with this family in the  Philly area as well.
3. Although the prayer was disbanded by police on Good Friday morning a few of the prayer warriors were able to reconvene and pray at 777 with no problems from the police we normally work with and love.
please consider calling Philadelphia license and inspection
2156830580
2156850582

and advising that they shut down these abortion centers during this pandemic which are using valuable PPE, putting the lives of the workers and patients at risk while doing elective terminations.
4. if any of you would like to continue prayer with a MAX of 1 or two people an hour outside of these two downtown abortion centers, we will be restarting sidewalk servants on a Tuesday of this week.
if you want to be included on that list to continue getting awesome updates and volunteering some time in prayer let me know.

 

So How do You Start a Productive Conversation on Abortion?

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The following was posted on National Right to Life website.   Maria V. Gallagher, the author of this article is Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

Editor’s note. Periodically I ask people how to approach men and women who on the issue of abortion reside in what might be called “the borderline” (to borrow from Philip Yancey in another context). They are in neither camp but are open to persuasion. One of the people I asked was Maria.

It’s an intriguing proposition to do a little bit of mental role-playing and contemplate what I would say to an individual who has never been engaged on the abortion issue.
I suppose it’s all the more interesting since I was once that individual.

I would say the most important decision when engaging such a person is to be committed to being friendly, non-confrontational, and winsome. A smile can be one of the greatest communication tools we have.

I suppose I would begin with a definition of terms, since that is sorely missing in modern media. What is abortion? The individual might have heard it defined as a “woman’s right,” but what is it, exactly? I would explain that it is the taking of an innocent, unrepeatable human life, absolutely distinct from the mother with separate DNA

At this point, I would entertain questions, which I would surmise would begin with, “But when does life begin?” It certainly could not be after the first trimester, I would argue, because by then the baby is fully formed. Does it begin with brain waves (43 days after conception)? A beating heart (24 days after conception)? The development of the eyes—the windows to the soul (19 days)? It is difficult to use a single developmental milestone as the starting point, so we must begin at the true beginning—conception

I might then pose some numerical questions—without a significant amount of math being required. For instance, how many abortions does the individual think occur each year? [1] And how many since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion throughout pregnancy? [2

It has been my experience that few people know the correct answers to these questions. They aren’t the sort of facts you find on a network news website or in a text alert from your local TV news department. But I have seen the reactions to these numbers—and normally, people are quite startled by the magnitude

I would then ask if the individual has ever seen an ultrasound picture of an unborn baby. If so, what did he or she see? Was it surprising at all? If not, knowing that pictures can often speak more eloquently than I can, I would share some ultrasound images and watch the individual’s eyes light up.

My attention would then turn to the testimony I have heard from women who have had abortions and who now regret them—the “dissatisfied customers” of the abortion industry, so to speak. The heartache of losing a child and not being given permission to grieve openly. The callousness of the abortion center staff. The pain—both physical and emotional—of a procedure advertised as being as harmless as tooth removal. The grief of knowing that a life has ended when it could have been saved.

I would ask if I could follow up with some additional information that the individual could read for himself or herself—privately and pressure-free. For I think that everyone has to have time to assess and analyze the full impact of abortion—not just on their lives, but on millions of lives around the globe.

That’s the method I followed—and it led me from being a hardened pro-choice journalist to serving as a passionate defender of the right to life. If someone was able to penetrate the walls that kept me away from the abortion issue, I figure anyone can cross over to the pro-life side.

[1] “Approximately 862,320 abortions were performed in 2017,” according to the Guttmacher Institute
[2] Over 61 million.

Website: National Right to Life

Denied Sacraments; Not Access to Abortion. Catholic Bishops, Speak Up

By now, many Catholic bishops have made one of the hardest decisions to ever come in the midst of the pandemic. That decision was to suspend the celebration of mass and live stream masses until the pandemic passes. Catholics are not thrilled over this decision. They are deprived of receiving the Eucharist. However, many are encouraged to make a spiritual communion. In the midst of it, one brave pastor held a Sunday service. He paid the price as he was arrested.

As Lent is drawing to a close and one of the most pivotal times of the church’s calendar approaches, it seems many pro-lifers are being challenged even more. 40 Days for Life campaigns are canceled now due to the rapid spread of the virus as we cannot have 10 people or more outside of abortion facilities in the midst of physical distancing (the correct term as opposed to social distancing). No palms this year, witnessing new Catholics coming to the faith on Easter Sunday, not even families gathering for mass together and receive the blessing of the Easter Holy Water.

Meanwhile, across many states, Planned Parenthood facilities remain open as they are deemed “essential”. Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck the Schmuck Schumer were looking out for Planned Parenthood when it came to stimulus money without a care for the average American out of work. Even many doctors are up in arms about many states’ decisions to leave them open. Time and time again, the abortion industry is using events like the pandemic to put profit ahead of actual care.

At the same time, the Catholic bishops have been silent. It has helped the oppressors. Our bishops can do better. Where are they? They all come together to close the church’s door and improvise mass celebrations to the virtual world. Catholics can’t receive the sacraments. No weddings. No funerals. Churches are open for worship only. Many Catholics are seeing this as a way to forget the 3rd commandment, yet they are encouraged to view the mass on the internet. Sadly many are not doing so.

CALL TO ACTION

I am calling on all people of faith to come together, call their representative and ask their officials to close the abortion facilities.

If you are in good health and are prepared, go and be physically present outside of abortion facilities. Bring resources with you.

Offer your next Holy Hour or prayer meeting (physically or virtually) for an end to abortion.

Take a photo of your pro-life sign and tag the location of the Planned Parenthood facility on your next social media post (Facebook and Instagram).  Remind women that they are amazing, strong, and beautiful. You have help.

Post-pro-life messages on your church’s billboard and bulletin.

Use social media to spread the pro-life message. Be ready for a backlash. Respond with love.

This pandemic can bring the best and worst out of everyone. Let this bring out the best in every pro-lifer.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice”  Proverbs 31: 8-9