Please Join us on Friday, March 26th for a Rally Outside Representative Brian Fitzpatrick’s Office to Protest His Vote on the Equality Act

Equality Act 2

Equality?  For whom?

  • Not for girls’ sports as they will be forced to allow boys to compete on the same teams as girls.
  • Not for medical professionals who will be forced to perform or assist at abortions and transgender procedures.
  • Not for clergy who will be forced to perform marriages for homosexuals.
  • Not for Christian schools who will be forced to hire homosexuals and transexuals to teach in their schools.
  • Not for women and children who will be forced to share bathrooms and shelters with men who ‘identify’ as women.
  • Not for the Little Sisters of the Poor who help the poorest of the poor. They will be forced to shut their doors if they don’t provide insurance for abortion, and transgender procedures.
  • Not for Christian businesses who will be forced to compromise their Christian principles or close their doors.
  • Not for parents who will lose their right to make medical decisions about their children’s gender dysphoria by normalizing hormonal and surgical interventions.

These are just some of the Americans that our Congressman chose to dismiss when voting for this bill.

Please join us on March 26th  to let Congressman Fitzpatrick know of our displeasure of this vote he cast against the family and God’s commandments. Rally begins at 11:00 am. Below is a flyer for this event.  Please print out and share with others. 

You may also want to write to him and let him know how you feel.  Please be respectful when writing, but get your point across.  Here is a link to his email page on his website. 

Equality Act Protest Flyer
Code of Conduct
 

77 Foot Soldiers Standing Against Abortion in Waco Resumes this Tuesday, February 23rd

Waco

from John Pisciotta, Pro-Life Waco 

The winter pause is over. Spring is returning quickly. Please join what I think is the most important street outreach of Pro-Life Waco.  The event is in the public right of way of Planned Parenthood at 700 W HWY 6. We will have some bigger signs to display. This will be Tuesday February 23 beginning at 10 AM. We stand up for babies, moms, and the character of the city of Waco—with Planned Parenthood Operational just across the ugly 8-foot fence. Let’s be a beacon of truth and hope to thousands of Central Texas travelers.

Stop Abortion Before It Starts – Community-Based Culture of Life Center Opens in Philadelphia

While we worry (and rightfully so) about what to expect with an extremely pro-abortion Biden/Harris administration, great things are happening in the pro-life movement.  One example is the opening of a community center in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which will offer support to those living in this neighborhood while building a life-affirming presence in the community.  See article from Tom Stevens, below for more information, and please consider helping the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia in their efforts with a donation.  

Moms place

By: Tom Stevens, President and CEO, Pro-Life Union

Philadelphia March for Life. Done. Now what? In April the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia will open the first-ever Community-Based Culture of Life Initiative of its kind in Frankford (just north of Kensington), Philadelphia. Mom’s Place Life Center, the goal is to transform Frankford, Philadelphia for a Culture of Life by building a sustainable, self- sufficient, and permanent pro-life presence there. Through education, community engagement, compassionate service and programming, we will partner with Catholic Social Services and the Capuchin Friars at the Padre Pio Prayer Center to build an effective program that minimizes abortion-risk in the area.

Mom’s Place Life Center will be at 1527 Church Street, Frankford, Philadelphia. Proposed services and resources:

  • Classes: Parenting, child-birthing, fatherhood, prenatal and much more
  • Counseling, Therapy
  • Diapers, wipes, baby supplies
  • Pregnancy Fitness Classes: Fitness classes for pregnant women will be taught by a certified fitness instructor (specialized in pregnancy fitness).
  • Housing Assistance.
  • Car Seat and Crib Program, Newborn and Maternity Clothing Resources.
  • Real Alternatives Information, STI/STD Information, Health and Resource Referrals.
  • Fatherhood Initiatives
  • Chastity/Abstinence Programming
  • Moms Coffee Clubs, Toddler Play Area and other

Family Support services

  • Nursing Room: Moms can nurse their baby when needed. This room will be a full-service program with comfortable seating, soft instrumental music, changing facilities and drinking water available
  • Grandparents Corner
  • Know God, Know Yourself, Know Others
  • Low cost ‘Mom’s Place’ Laundromat

Save the Date! March on the Arch Prayer Walk 2021 in St. Louis, MO Scheduled for March 6th

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.  

March on the Arch

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.

Program

Time Speaker
10:00 Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski, Archdiocese of St. Louis
10:15 Steve Rupp, Missouri Right to Life
10:30 Kathy Sparks Lesnoff, Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Centers (former abortion medical assistant)
10:45 Hope Miller, Crusaders for Life
11:00 Brian Westbrook & Rachell Highley, Coalition for Life St. Louis
11:15 Reagan Barklage, Students for Life of America
11:30 Bishop Michael McGovern, Diocese of Belleville
11:45 President Matthew Harrison, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Prayer Walk Location and START Times

Start Time

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.

Select your start time here.

 

40 Days Call in Philadelphia

Once again we are asking for pro-life warriors in Southeast Pennsylvania to join the 40 Days for Life Campaign in center city Philly.  Below is a message from Ted Meehan looking for  help from us at the Planned Parenthood on Locust Street.  Please pray and consider committing to join this campaign to witness outside this killing center.  Your prayers and presence do help to save lives. 

Center City Philly

Jesus told us that “the Gates of Hell will not prevail against you”. Until a few years ago, I pictured the Gates of Hell coming to attack, and wad comforted that they would not overwhelm me. But in Jesus’ time, the Gates were the protection from invading forces. To understand this is to realize that when Jesus promises that the Gates of Hell will not prevail against us, He is calling us to CONFRONT the Gates of Hell! If we confront Evil, it cannot prevail. Only if we remain in our comfort zone, can the Gates of Hell prevail. So we must get out and confront Evil where it is!

I ask each of you to sign up for at least one hour, on one day during Lent to stand before the Gates of Hell. They cannot prevail against us!

In Philadelphia, at 12th & Locust, or at 8th & Appletree, there is the greatest need for our help. God bless Pat Stanton and Monique Ruberu for sacraficially reaching out to recruit good people – not just for 40 days, but for 320 days! They strive to cover the two most infamous killing centers in Pennsylvania. It would lighten their load – a little bit – if you could witness at one of these two locations. But any witness at any abortion center will be a blessing.

Take a moment now to sign up by going to: https://www.40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/philadelphia/

Ask a fellow pro-life parishioner to join you to pray for 1 hour. You will be blessed, and you may be used by the Holy Spirit to save a life. Your presence is your witness for Life. Those who see you will be changed. They may not realize it, but they will be. 

For those of you who head up a parish group, consider gathering others from your parish to take a full day. 8am to 5pm. 9 hours. 

Despite Bitter Cold, First Save in Philly

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…

come fill in remaining hours : 

Friday 2/19:

12th: 2-4, 4

777: 7-9,9-11, 11-1

tuesday 2/23:

12th: 8-10,12-2, 2

777: 9,10-12,2

Visit here to sign up for PWC

Visit here to sign up for PP

Lent 2021 Preview: Planned Parenthood (Center City Campaign)

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.

To sign up for this campaign, visit here.

Lent 2021 40 Days for Life Preview: Philadelphia Women’s Center

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.

To sign up for the campaign, visit here.

Photo Gallery from Planned Parenthood Outreach in DC

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.

Philly Held Inaugural March for Life; Strong Showing of Greater Community

A chilly Saturday couldn’t freeze the warm spirits of thousands of pro-lifers throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

The morning began with a short prayer service in the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral with the recitation of the rosary and the litanies of loreto and St. Joseph while a protestant group held a prayer service outside of the south lawn of the church.

Archbishop Nelson Perez celebrated mass with Bishop Joseph Coffey, auxiliary bishop of the military archdiocese, as the homilist. For Bishop Coffey, he saw the event as a way to recommit to the cause of life. He shared how God blessed him when Fr. Dennis Gill blessed him on Good Friday just before he was arrested during an Operation Rescue demonstration outside of Planned Parenthood. Bishop Coffey recalled that those events helped formed his call to the priesthood.

Following the mass and Protestant prayer service, everyone came together to peacefully march one mile to Independence Hall. Along the way, many stop to pray in front of the Philadelphia Women’s Center for a short prayer while Pat Stanton states the history of the facility that murders 6,500 lives annually.

Everyone finally gathered outside of the north lawn of Independence Hall to hear amazing testimony and even music from Jack Terzian who reminds people to be you and cool.

Alison Centofante of Live Action emcee the event. She shared about how she would one day meet her grandmother who chose life for her dad.

Ashley Garecht fired up the crowd by reminding them to not be scared by the bullies who want to stop you from standing up for what is right.

Dr. Monique Ruberu talked about the need of being present outside of abortion facilities in our area.

Reverend Herb Lusk III reminded everyone to keep up the fight. God is bringing about the victory over death.

Kathy Barnette shared that we must be louder in our convictions when speaking about the danger of abortion.