Some things to keep in mind when planning your trip:
Keep checking the March for Life Foundation’s website for event before, during, and after the March for Life
Plan ahead to book your hotel before all rooms are filled whether traveling alone or with a small or large group
Local pro-lifers invite to pray outside of DC Planned Parenthood the morning of the march and the next day from 9AM to noon
There are two conferences if traveling with your college or high school group. One is hosted by Students for Life of America and another to be hosted by Georgetown Right to Life. More information will be available at a later time when released.
Don’t forget to start planning to attend the annual event. More details will be passed on as it becomes available.
Pro-Lifers can peacefully march in the cold and as a test to their character they can even do the same in the scorching heat.
400 pro-lifers across the Greater Philadelphia area were in attendance for the summer rally. The day began with Mass at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. In his greeting and homily, Father Dennis Gill reminded the faithful gathered to continue to pray for the defense of human life, especially in its most vulnerable stage. He also reminded them that the Blessed Mother is with them and interceding with them as they continue to take a bold stand against the greater destroyer of life in society, abortion.
After mass ended, the faithful peacefully processed down to Planned Parenthood located at 12th and Locust. They were people shaking heads in disgust, high-fiving three lone escorts, and even honks for death.
The speakers took time to address authentic womanhood, the need for pro-lifers to be present, what we are really fighting when present outside of abortion facilities, and to be a peaceful vessel of God’s grace through our presences and prayers.
From time to time, I come across this picture of a nun chastising pro-lifers for only be ‘pro-birth’. I’m not sure if this nun is real or if she actually said what is on the meme; however, I’d like to respond.
Yes, Sister, pro-life people are pro-birth, but we are so much more! Have you ever visited a Pregnancy Help Center or one of the many Maternity Homes across the country for women who are looking for help with a crisis pregnancy? Guess who opened and maintain these places? That’s right, the very ‘pro-birth’ people who stand outside of abortion chambers praying and offering help who you criticize. And you’d be surprised at all the programs set up for these women to help them through their pregnancies, again provided and funded by pro-life warriors.
I’m sure if you called one of these places, Sister, they’d be glad to give you a tour. And maybe the next time I see a meme of you, you’ll be singing the praises of the very people you vilified.
NATIONAL HOTLINE: CALL 1-800-712-HELP OR TEXT ‘HELPLINE’ TO 313131
IN SOUTHEAST PENNA: CALL THE COMMUNITY WOMEN’S CENTER AT 215-826-8090
HELP AFTER AN ABORTION
If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available. Call Project Rachel’s national toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673) or visithopeafterabortion.org.
As pro-lifers fight to Save the Hyde Amendment, Students for Life of America and Democrats for Life will tag team to hold rallies across the nation to convince elected officials to incline the life saving amendment in the new fiscal budget.
This Friday, July 9th, a rally will be held outside of Rep. Brendan Boyle’s office in Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia. Rally begins at 11:00 am.
The following is from an email blast sent by Jeanne Mancini of the March for Life Foundation.
It’s time to mark your calendars for the Pennsylvania March for Life!
We are excited to announce that we will march in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the first-ever Pennsylvania March for Life on Monday, September 27th! On the Pennsylvania House of Representative’s first day back in session, marchers will rally at the steps of the state capitol to call on legislators to protect unborn children.
We are honored to partner with a leading pro-life organization in the state, Pennsylvania Family Institute, to help inaugurate the first-ever Pennsylvania March for Life. The march gives pro-life Pennsylvanians an opportunity to shape local policies by encouraging state legislators to respect the rights of the unborn. Every human life should be welcomed and deserves legal protection.
Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute said, “We’re excited to unite with families and individuals from communities throughout Pennsylvania for an outstanding display of pro-life support at our State Capitol. This is a timely opportunity to unite, educate, and mobilize pro-life Pennsylvanians to influence the public discussion and to send a strong message of support for protecting all innocent human life from conception to natural death.”
The Pennsylvania March for Life will start with a rally at the State Capitol at 11:00 am ET, followed by a march at 12:00 pm ET. More details, including a list of speakers, will be announced soon.
Let us know if you are coming! If you are unsure as to whether or not you will be able to make it, by filling out the RSVP form we will make sure you stay informed and updated about the march events as it gets closer. For more details, you can also visit: PAmarchforlife.org.
As someone who co-hosted a popular pro-life radio program in the Philly area in the 80’s, I am encouraged and excited to see that we now have a new and much needed weekly pro-life program in SE Pennsylvania. Hosted by Maria Gallagher and Bonnie Finnerty of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, this 1/2-hour program airs every Wednesday night at 6:00 pm on WWDB-AM 860 Talk Radio.
Please pass this information on to everyone you know and tune in each week to hear Maria and Bonnie, and their guests tackle current moral issues from a positively pro-life perspective.