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!
Please read the article from Judie Brown, President of American Life League below. And if you live in California, please use the link below to take the necessary action.
Should midwives become abortionists?
There are few pieces of legislation that I would call just outright EVIL. Yet the state of California seems to be in a race to push the boundaries of the diabolic these days.
California’s legislature is actively considering a bill that would allow midwives to perform unsupervised abortions. From our friends at the California Family Council:
“In 2013, California lowered the health safety standards for women by letting non-physicians, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse-midwives do first-trimester surgical and medical abortions. State legislators are at it again this year with the introduction of SB 1237, a bill to remove the requirement that certified nurse-midwives be directly supervised by a doctor.”
— “Assembly Considers Bill to Let Midwives Do Abortions Without Doctor Supervision” Greg Burt, California Family Council, 04 August 2020
Word from our activists in California indicate that this legislation even goes so far as to lay the groundwork for re-introducing second trimester “induction” abortions.
Of course, what passes in California becomes model legislation for state and federal lawmakers.
American Life League is committed to opposing SB 1237, so we are asking you to do three things right now:
PLEASE CALL the bill author and the members of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and tell them to vote no on SB 1237, unless they remove the provision of the bill pertaining to abortion.
The following is from an email blast sent by Fr. Frank Pavone.
I have some exciting news from our friends at The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a key political pro-life group.
As you may know, they are longtime friends and allies of ours in the effort to elect pro-life candidates and inform pro-life voters.
Right now, they are looking for people willing to go door-to-door in their community to a targeted list of voters to ask them some simple questions and give them some helpful information to equip them for voting.
SBA List will train those who want to do this, provide the talking points and the information, and provide the specific, pre-selected homes to visit.
Those who do this are paid $10-$15 per hour depending on state and are reimbursed $0.30/mile for their travels. Hours are flexible (up to 40 hours per week). Other incentives are offered.
Participants must be 16 or older, able to abide by strict daily reporting requirements, and in harmony with a pro-life mission.
The following is a Life News article by Miciah Bilger. It’s concerns a Florida law that protects babies who survive abortion.
Florida Lawmakers added new protections for babies who survive abortions this week as growing evidence indicates that viable babies are born alive in botched abortions every year in the U.S.
Tampa Bay News 10 reports Florida already has a law in place that requires abortionists and support staff to provide medical care to a baby who is born alive from a botched abortion and transport the baby to a hospital.
Florida Senate Bill 404 makes it a third-degree felony for a doctor or medical worker to neglect to provide care to a baby who survives an abortion. Previously, the penalty was a misdemeanor.
“This law sends a clear message that here in Florida, we will do everything we can to prevent the abomination of infanticide in our state,” Senate President Bill Galvano said after the governor signed the law. “When a child miraculously survives this brutal medical procedure, that child’s life must be preserved and treated with great respect and care. The penalty for refusing to provide medical care to an infant struggling for life should be significant.”
Galvano thanked state Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, the lead sponsor, for her courageous leadership on the pro-life law.
Earlier this year, a Fox News investigation found that 40 known abortion survivors were documented in just three states between 2016 and 2018, including 19 in Florida. It is not clear from the report if any of the babies survived.
Despite the evidence, the abortion chain Planned Parenthood fought aggressively against the legislation. Stephanie Fraim, who runs the Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida affiliate, claimed the law threatens “a reinterpretation of our constitutional right to privacy and the right to a safe and legal abortion in Florida.”
“As Catholics, we condemn abortion as a grave injustice that denies the fundamental human right to life. However, as long as abortion is legal, we support measures such as parental consent that will reduce the grave harm it inflicts,” they said in a statement.
Stargel’s law also requires a girl under 18 to have at least one parent’s permission before going through with an abortion. The bill includes exceptions for medical emergencies and allows a judge to grant permission instead of a parent.
Meanwhile, growing evidence indicates that babies are born alive in botched abortionsevery year in the U.S. Earlier this week, Minnesota, one of only a few states that keeps data on abortion survivors, reported three babies survived abortions in 2019.
The following is from Tom Stevens, Director of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia
Today is a GREAT day to repent and believe the Good News, to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, to love your neighbor AND to understand and listen to your brothers and sisters! And it is always a great day to stand up for the unborn. Meanwhile don’t forget to vote tomorrow and please take a look at the other items below.
Vote! Tomorrow, June 2, is PA Primary Election Day
Registered voters can lookup how the candidates replied to questions on pro-life issues from the PA Family Voter’s Guide from our friends at the PA Family Council. Click Here: pafamilyvoter.com
Guiding Star Mother’s Day Campaign Extended Again!
We’re still reaching towards our goal! Help These Moms who Chose Life! Give a gift in honor of your mom, or your mom’s mom, or in honor of someone who helped your mom along the way. Join our Mother’s Day Campaign for moms and children. All proceeds benefit Guiding Star Ministries, a home for single pregnant moms and their children. WATCH THE VIDEO AND DONATE HERE: https://guidingstar.causevox.com
Ultrasound Technician Position Available
Genesis Women’s Clinic, genpcc.org, is seeking an ultrasound technician to join our pro life team. We need a sonographer to serve as a back up for our current tech and to cover her maternity leave period. Compensation is negotiable. Please contact Wendy at 610/970-8088 or email email@example.com. Location is 888 East High Street, Pottstown.
Below is a message from Ted Meehan of the PA Pro-Life Coalition on the upcoming elections this year, and the actions we need to take to protect the Sanctity of Life in Pennsylvania and in the USA.
We are in a strange time. Important election campaigns are taking place, but they are getting no media attention – and normal campaigning is impossible. So, we must do all we can to lay groundwork for success.
Priority NUMBER ONE is the re-election of President Trump. He does get media attention so I don’t think we will forget to vote for him. But make sure you do!
Priority Number Two in Pennsylvania is to elect Heather Heidelbaugh Attorney General.
– The current AG (Shapiro) will not enforce laws he doesn’t like. Abortion regulations to protect underage girls from human traffickers? Shapiro looks the other way. Parental consent violations? Shapiro dismisses them. The assault on marriage in Pennsylvania started with Shapiro. His ideological extremism motivates his official acts – not the Law.
Many people spend a lot of time and energy to enact laws to protect the Sanctity of Life. But if our Law Enforcement officers refuse to enforce these laws, they are useless in protecting Life.
If we were, by the grace of God, to overturn Roe v. Wade and prohibit abortion, a corrupt AG who refused to enforce that law could virtually reverse the rule of law – as Shapiro repeatedly does now.
Shapiro has sued the Little Sisters of the Poor to force them to pay for abortion and contraception. He is doing this right now – even after the Supreme Court of the United States has twice ruled that the Little Sisters are exempt from any such obligations.
The pro-life people of Pennsylvania must re-elect President Trump. But almost as important is to elect Heather Heidelbaugh AG.
So please begin spreading the word for Heather any way you can think of. Social Media, email blasts, blogs, Facebook, and word of mouth. Try to reach 5 new people each week. If you do, Heather will be our AG next January – and the Cause of Life will have a “new sheriff” in Harrisburg!
Below is a document put together by the National Right to Life on President Trump’s record on pro-life issues. We ask that you please share this document with all your pro-life friends on social media and via email. And let’s keep President Trump, his family and his administration in our prayers.
It should come as no surprise that many governors who claim to be Catholic are choosing their self-interest over the faith of others.
Here is a rundown of every so-called Catholic governor so far
Andrew Cuomo- New York
Cuomo does not need a long introduction, but God knows that he is in the state of mortal sin as he continues to murder life from womb to tomb in the Empire State. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree as his father, Mario, labeled the idea that “I’m Catholic, but” which was backfired by Cardinal John O’Connor. Who dares to play God when it comes to human life?
Gina Raimondo- Rhode Island
She sent a letterto Barth Bracy, the executive director of Rhode Island Right to Life, about keeping abortion facilities open while churches are closed during the pandemic.
Gretchen Whitmer- Michigan
Whitmer is a feminist. A tween from 2018 recently surfaced that shows her wearing a pink hat that reads, “Planned Parenthood makes America Great”. Oh, really? Then why have 61 million Americans been murdered by the largest abortion chain? She even barred purchasing American flags while allowing abortions to happen in her state. Read more here
Tom Wolf- Pennsylvania
Wolf volunteered for Planned Parenthood in his early days. He even is their best friend. Observe
What is appalling is, like many of his esteemed colleagues that have turned states progressive, he deemed abortion as “essential service” while many businesses in the commonwealth are suffering. Even with a red house and senate in the Keystone State, Wolf has vetoed pro-life bills, but they will be overridden.
Dr. Ralph Northam has been the subject of many news headlines. What is so disconcerting about him is the fact that a former pediatrician who dares to play the inconsistent card when it comes to human life. One example is his viewpoint on infanticide.
Bottom line: elections have consequences and those that have refused to defend the most precious must be voted out.
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