Sidewalk Advocacy Training to be Held in Waco, Texas on July 18th

Sidewalk advocates

Sidewalk Advocacy Training will be held on Saturday, July 18th, from 9:00 to 3:00 at Christ the King Baptist Church located at 4777 Lake Shore Drive, Waco, Texas 76710.

This comprehensive 4.5-hour training for Sidewalk Advocates — based on years of research, testimony, and experience — covers the following:
– an overview of the battle for life
– your mission and goals on the sidewalk
– understanding the psychology of a woman considering abortion, based on “Right-Brain Research”
– understanding the abortion sales pitch
– outreach to an abortion-minded woman and companions
– outreach in special cases like rape and incest, life of the mother, prenatal diagnosis, sex-trafficking, forced abortion, statutory rape, and more
– outreach in non-abortion situations
– outreach after abortion
– outreach to abortion workers (with special instruction from Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson!)
…and so much more!

Registration closes July 16th. 

Use this link to register  (you’ll need to enter your cell phone number or your email address when registering) or you can call Elle Staniszewski at 832-607-6449.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. All the training and materials are free.

All are welcome and counselors are needed to help women choose life at Planned Parenthood or in whatever setting one engages an abortion-minded mom or an abortion supporter.

Hope you will come!

Pro-Life Waco Launches “Summer Signs for Life” Initiative

The following was taken from an email from John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco.  Need a yard sign or want to replace an old one?  Contact John and he will have one delivered to you free of charge.  Although these signs are for the Waco area, it would be a good project for other pro-life organizations in other areas of the country as well.  

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This new initiative will be a game changer in the Central Texas Covid-19 environment. You may not like the heat. However, our free and attractive pro-life yard signs thrive at 100 degrees or more. Through July, Pro-Life Waco offers a FREE yard sign to households and churches in the Waco area–including counties bordering on McLennan County.

WE WILL DELIVER your free yard sign with an unbreakable metal holder. You can choose from one of five designs that you see below. Your sign will be delivered to your home.

The new style holder stake will not break like the ones we have used for years. To join your neighbors or lead your neighbors in SUMMER SIGNS FOR LIFE, send your request to prolifewaco@gmail.com. You may also call or text John Pisciotta at (254)-644-0407. You can do this. You should do this. Let’s triple the number of Central Texas homes affirming love and life for babies and moms.

Also, let me know if you want to have an old, battered yard sign replaced. Our delivery team is capable and probably not as fast as Amazon.

 

 

Rehuamnize International Encounter Contest Extended

The following is from Maria Oswalt of Rehumanize International regarding the organization’s annual conference and creative contest.

 

Rehumanzie

If you were worried about missing the submission deadline for this year’s edition of our Create | Encounter art contest and magazine, worry no more! We’ve extended the deadline, so the submission window will now close this Friday, July 10. The judges and I can’t wait to see what powerful pieces you create this year. With everything that’s happened in 2020 — combined with quarantine, which has given many people more time to develop their creative skills — I know we’re going to have a (nonviolently) killer magazine this year. Once the submission window closes, the judges will take time to review and rank the pieces, and winners will be announced on July 31st.

For more information, submission guidelines, and to view past winners visit: www.rehumanizeintl.org/create-encounter.

Blogger’s Note: Join Rehumanzie during their virtual conference held on Saturday August 29th. To register, visit here.

Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Monthly First Friday Life Chain Brings out Three Dozen Prayer Warriors

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Three dozen pro-life citizens were present for the First Friday Life Chain on July 3rd in front the Warminster Planned Parenthood.  These prayer warriors stood on both sides of Louis Drive peacefully praying and giving witness to all who rode by as well as all who went into this killing center.

One  couple who joined our vigil told us they found out about the Life Chain while at a nearby diner.  They said they were speaking with the waitress about the abortion center in the area and she told them about the Monthly Life Chain.

After an hour of silent witness, the Life Chain ended with a prayer written by Sandy Slater and the singing of God Bless America.  Sandy is the president of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.

This Life Chain, which is sponsored by the Coalition, is held on the First Friday of each month from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  We hope over the months that many more people will join with us to pray for an end to abortion at this facility and other facilities in Southeast Pennsylvania as well as across the country.

Below are pictures from today’s Life Chain courtesy of Steve Jackson, Vice-President of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.

 

July Life Chain Pictures

 

 

Pro-Life Berks Thanks all who Came out on Bridges Day

The following is a report from Kathy Kuhns of Pro-Life Berks on the National Bridges Day that was held last Friday, June 26th.  A few pictures are provided below.  

Thanks to all who came out yesterday for the National Pro-Life Bridges Day.  We had about 20 people there, with lots of flags, along with our pro-life banners.  Pro-Life Berks (PLB) will look into getting another large banner, so we can better cover both sides of the overpass.  Traffic was heavy and we got plenty of honks, waves and a thumbs up from several.  Always a fun event.  Plan to join us next time.   Today’s  Reading Eagle had a picture and article about the event.

Watch for the mega SCOTUS decisions coming up shortly; mainly, the June Medical vs. Ruzzo which is huge for the pro-life cause.  Lord help us.

The Wall Street Journal had, on Wed., June 25th, a scathing article on Gov. Wolf, including his picture.  It was good to see his dirty deeds so exposed.  The newspaper also had an ad in on Tues., the 24th paid for by Planned Parenthood.  The article touted, “Birth Control is Good for Business:  Essential for a healthy workforce, economic growth, race and gender equity.    More on this in the July newsletter.

Get ready to help with the upcoming elections  Of course we want to support our national candidates; but look to especially help our local candidates, such as Annette Baker who is running against Judy Schwank – strong pro-abort- for state senate.  Annette is totally pro-life.  Also, Vince Gagliardo, who is running for Tom Caltagirone’s seat who is also pro-life.  He’s running against Manny Guzman, who is pro-abortion.  What makes this race so important is that the 127th Legislative District includes Planned Parenthood, so this is really the first time we can alert the voters of this district about the a pro-life candidate who opposes the evil Planned Parenthood.  Caltagirone, voted pro-life often, but tolerated much of what PP did.   Remember the adage:  all politics is local.  Still true.

This is the year to be involved in the election process.  So often, sad to say, pro-life people and others ask themselves, “what’s in it for me?”, before getting involved.  It’s not about money, fame and power; still strong motivators.  We all need to think, “big picture”, which is our freedom and the blessings of being a U.S. citizen.  So, start telling your family and friends about our great candidates and plan to get involved.
In Christ,
Kathy K.
& PLB Board

 

 

Pro-Life Career Opportunities in SE Pennsylvania

The following is from the June 2020 newsletter of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.  If you are interested in any of these positions or know of someone who may be interested, please use the contact information below to  send your resume.

Career Opportunities

Pro-Life Union Sidewalk Outreach Intern 

Great opportunity for pro-life individuals seeking to gain real-world experience, explore and discern opportunities, form and grow personally, and be a part of the real and practical solution to building a local Culture of Life.  Working as Sidewalk Outreach Intern, participants will gain on-the-street experience helping connect women and couples facing unexpected pregnancies to the life-affirming care needed to choose life!  This paid internship is a personally enriching opportunity for all, and is designed to offer excellent resume experience for students seeking further education or careers in fields such as counseling, human services, psychology, marketing, health professions, research and more! Part-time opportunity. Submit your cover letter and resume at mail@prolifeunion.org

 

Ultrasound Technician Position

Genesis Women’s Clinic, is seeking an Ultrasound Technician to join their pro-life team.  They need a sonographer to serve as a back up for the current tech and to cover her maternity leave period. Compensation is negotiable.  Please contact Wendy by email at wendy@genpcc.org.

 

Ultrasound Assistant

AlphaCare is looking to fill the part-time position of Ultrasound Assistant.  Flexible and accommodating with an interest in the medical field, this position assists nurses with ultrasound appointments and promotes a comfortable environment for each client. Interested applicants, please email resume and over letter to AlphaCare at office@alphacarephilly.org.

Please Join BCPLC this Coming Friday for our Monthly Life Chain

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The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition invites all pro-lifers in Bucks County to join us for our monthly First Friday Life Chain this Friday, July 3rd at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

The Life Chain begins at 9:30 am and ends at 10:30 am.  We will stand and pray directly across the street facing Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive.

We hope many will join with us to pray for an end to abortion at this facility as well as other facilities in Southeast Pennsylvania and across the country.  Signs will be provided for this event.

Below is a link to pictures of last months Life Chain.

June Life Chain

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is an organization that believes in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death.  We provide financial and material support to area crisis pregnancy care centers that endorse the sanctity of life.  To expand our mission, we provide information and education to the community.  Follow us on Facebook using this link.  

 

We Don’t Need Cowards or Politicians. . .We Need BISHOPS!

The following is from Judie Brown of American Life League.

Shepherds lead from the front; goatherds lead from behind. 

There has been a lot of commentary about Bishop Robert Barron’s insistence that the laity — and not the bishops — should be providing clarity during times of crisis.  

So let me give you a vivid example of the rank cowardice we have among the Catholic bishops today. 

What follows is a statement made in May 2020 from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops which — if they actually published something like this — would give pro-life Catholics across America a great deal of courage:

“Our hearts are wounded for the many souls mourned as African American communities across the nation are being disproportionately infected with and dying from the impact of Planned Parenthood. We raise our voices to urge state and national leaders to examine the generational and systemic structural conditions that make Planned Parenthood especially deadly to African American communities.

“We stand in support of all communities struggling under the weight Planned Parenthood has had not only on their physical health, but on their livelihoods, especially front line medical and sanitation workers, public safety officers, and those in the service industry. We are praying fervently for an end to abortion, and for physical health for all, and emotional healing amongst all who have lost loved ones.”

The problem? 

They never issued a statement going after Planned Parenthood or abortion.  They issued this statement about COVID-19.

If the Catholic bishops can be so adamantly clear during a pandemic that has killed 121,000 Americans, why can’t they be just as strong (if not STRONGER) in the face of the 2,363 abortions committed every day in America?!

Now it has been 103 days since the COVID-19 lockdowns began.  COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 121,000 Americans.  In 103 days, the abortion industry has murdered 271,508 babies.

This, Bishop Barron, is the problem.  We don’t need cowards.  We don’t need more politicians.  We need BISHOPS unafraid to live and defend the GOSPEL. 

How much longer will the Catholic bishops be silent in the face of the greatest sin this nation has ever committed in the eyes of God? 

If Barron is asking the laity to lead, then the laity is begging our Catholic bishops to ENFORCE CANON 915.

Join Pro-Life Berks for National Bridges Day this Friday, June 26th in Reading, Pennsylvania

The following is from Kathy Kuhns, President of Pro-Life Berks.  If you live in Berks County, please come out to witness with Kathy and her Board of Directors this Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. 

Pro-Life Berks

Friday, the 26th is the big day for the Pro-Life Bridge Day.  This is our third year.  You can help reach thousands of cars in 2 hours on the overpass, so come on out.   We’ll be there 4 to 6 PM when traffic is the heaviest.

We have banners and flags, but feel free to bring a sign too.  Suggestion:  “ALL LIVES MATTER”.   No political signs, please.

Thanks and hope to see you there on Fri.  Rain or shine.  Plenty of parking at Kissinger Church.  This really is a fun event.

HELP SPREAD THE PRO-LIFE MESSAGE TO THOUSANDS OF CARS.

National Bridges Day Flyer

 

Conversation in Bucks County PA. “Do ALL Black Lives Matter?”

The following is a fictional conversation written by Leonard A Deane Jr, a pro-life advocate from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

Martin, African American, retired Pastor with a booming voice asks the healthcare workers “Do ALL Black Lives Matter or just some Black Lives?”

Healthcare workers massed in front of an unnamed Bucks County medical center in Pennsylvania, enthusiastically repeat back to him, “ALL Black Lives Matter.”

Martin has another question for them. “The black lives killed by black men matter, right?” Violent Night: Two Killed, 9 Hurt in 6 Shootings around Philadelphia.” 

There’s a moment of stunned silence, and then some scattered healthcare workers answer, “Yes.”

Martin reiterates, “Yes?”

The assembled white healthcare workers, more sure of themselves now, answer, “Yes.”

As the healthcare workers grapple with the question of black-on-black crime, which accounts for “94 percent of black victims were killed by other African Americans from 1976 to 2005.” In fact, high rates of black-on-black killing have been the norm for well over a century. (see National Review article here). 

One woman positions herself at the front of the group. She kneels, carefully holding a sign that, while difficult to read, seems to say something about “white” people supporting black lives.

Then, the Martin springs the 15.5 million baby question: “The black babies killed in the abortion clinics matter, right?”

The response from the healthcare workers is dead silence.

Martin respectfully said, “Thought so.”

The kneeling healthcare woman looks back at her colleagues for support, and then awkwardly stands up and sidles her way back to them.

But the conversation is not done.

The assembled healthcare workers have their rhythm back. “Yeah!” “Yes!”

So Martin rocks them off balance again. “But the black babies that are killed in the abortion clinics don’t matter, do they, healthcare people?”

A lone healthcare female says, “Their moms matter.”

Martin is having none of it. “Do their lives matter?”

The healthcare workers mumble inaudibly.

Martin asked again, “Does the future of our black babies matter?”

Again, a healthcare woman says, “Their moms matter.”

Martin thinking quietly: “What’s up? What’s up? Awful quiet now, aren’t they? Uh-huh. Then Martin asked: “Its okay if you kill them in the womb, right? But you have a problem when blacks are murdered on the streets.”

“It’s a separate issue,” says a healthcare worker.

Martin overrides that idea. “Yes, but we know that they’re the same issue. If we don’t respect the lives of our unborn children enough to save them and fight for them, our lives mean nothing once we’re born. And that’s the bottom line, isn’t it?”

Martin continued “we need to live by the word of God:” “If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face; and turn from their wicked way, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14

Martin asked “What does God say about abortion?”

The healthcare workers replied “Their moms matter!”

Martin “spoke about” Proverbs 24: 11-12 “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?”

Martin continues: “Too many black communities are economically stagnant, despite all the abortions. And sadly, blacks are disposing of that future by the millions.” Abortion statistics for Philadelphia from 1996 to 2018 included 308,878 abortions and the greatest majority was African American woman.

According to 2018 PA statistics, while African-Americans constitute 12 percent of the population, 43 percent of abortions in Pennsylvania are performed on African-American women. By contrast, whites constitute 81 percent of the Pennsylvania population, 48 percent of abortions were performed on white women. (U. S. Census Bureau Quick Facts – Pennsylvania)

Even pro-abortion groups like the Guttmacher Institute admit that “black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion.” 
If the current trend of abortions in the black community continues, by 2038 the black vote will be insignificant.” 
Martin thought to himself: How can young black people feel that their lives have value if women in the community dispose of their pregnancies as casually as old shoes?

Martin finished with his final question:

“When does life begin?”

God’s word defines life from the womb to the tomb:

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Martin’s final statement: “The way out is God, not politics, political parties and media. God have mercy! “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16