Rally Scheduled for Friday, March 26th Outside Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s Office

Fitzpatrick Rally

This coming Friday, March 26th we will be holding a rally outside of Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s Langhorne Office to protest his votes on both the Equality Act and the ERA. Most know of his recent vote on the Equality Act but might not remember his vote for the ERA.  (The pro-abortion movement is trying to “air drop” the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment into the U.S. Constitution! If their unprecedented scheme is successful, pro-life legislation nationwide could be destroyed.)

We will gather outside the office building at 1 Summit Square at 11:00 am.  Please see the flyer for this event and a Code of Conduct below.  Please print out the flyer and make sure to read the Code of Conduct.  

One Summit Square

Rep. Fitzpatrick’s office is located in the office building  at the northwest corner of the Summit Square Shopping Center.   You can enter the shopping center on Newtown Langhorne Road (Newtown Bypass).  

 

Equality Act Protest
Code of Conduct

Why We Should Respond Vigorously to Rep. Fitzpatrick’s Vote for the Equality Act

We encourage everyone to join in the Rally & Protest of Representative Brian Fitzpatrick’s vote on the Equality Act Friday, March 26th at 11:00 am.  Please see the information from Mike McMonagle below.  Post also includes a flyer from Mike and a link to Code of Conduct for Friday’s Rally.  

Equality Act image

 

Rep. Fitzpatrick has compiled a mostly pro-life voting record on abortion-related legislation.  Thus, his continued support for the EA reflects poorly on the pro-life position and indicates that our response to his 2019 vote for the EA was quite inadequate.

The supporters of the Culture of Death will relentlessly continue their efforts to pass the EA, just as they did for legalizing child killing until birth and same-sex marriage.  Sad to say, but I believe that the leaders of the Culture of Death understand Scripture and recognize (and thus seek to destroy) God’s image more than most participants in the pro-life movement.

Human life is sacred because human beings are created in God’s image.  The male-female difference (and, thus, the conjugal relationship between husband and wife) reflects that image.

“In God’s image, He created them.  Male and female, He created them.” Genesis 1:27

The awful reality is that our “pro-life” Congressman’s vote to change federal law to eliminate any recognition of the male-female difference (and punish those who still recognize that difference) should outrage all of us and motivate us to respond zealously, faithfully and effectively to Rep. Fitzpatrick’s vote for the EA.

Proposed Actions

  1. Attend a Protest and Rally at Rep. Fitzpatrick’s District Office on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Route 413 and Langhorne-Newtown Road in Langhorne.

Ample parking is available at this location in the nearby Summit Square Shopping Center.

The purpose of this Event is to educate and motivate other pro-life citizens on this issue by generating public square debate and coverage of this issue and possibly schedule future such protests at his Office and Events that he attends.

Attached is a promotional flyer for this Event (see below) We will also be providing signs that I propose to prepare for this and future Fitzpatrick protests.  You are welcome to bring your own sign.

2. Please circulate the attached flyer among family, friends and your Parish or Church members that urges them to contact Rep. Fitzpatrick on this issue.  

3.Please make your own phone call soon and send your own letter or email to Rep. Fitzpatrick on this issue.  His contact information is:

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, 271 CHOB, Washington, DC 20515     Phone: 202-225-4276 – fitzpatrick.house.gov

Prospects for the Equality Act

The U.S. Senate is currently not likely to pass the EA (despite the current unanimous support for all 50 Democrat Senators) because its passage is likely to remain subject to the 60-vote filibuster rule.  There are currently much less than ten Republican Senators who would support the EA.  While Pa.’s U.S. Senator Pat Toomey did not take a public position on the EA during the 2019-2020 term, his Legislative Assistant recently informed me that he is very likely to oppose the EA and support a filibuster against it.

The Harms of the Equality Act

The EA amends current federal civil rights laws to also prohibit discrimination based on “sexual orientation,” and “gender identity,” as well as re-defining “sex.” The harms of such a law include the following:

  1. It ends all restrictions on federal funding for abortions, which have saved millions of children and expectant mothers from abortion.
  2. This expansion of abortion occurs because the EA re-defines “sex” to include “pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.”  The EA also states that “pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition shall not receive less favorable treatment than other physical conditions.”  Some prior court decisions and pro-abortion government officials have established that a “related medical condition” includes abortion.
  3. This legislation rests in the falsehood that certain sexual behaviors or orientations and/or “identities” must be treated as immutable, such as race or sex, and sex must be treated by “gender identity” rather than biological reality.
  4. This legislation provides no protections for the civil and religious liberties of Americans who reject these falsehoods.  For example, this legislation enables parents, who object to “gender transition surgery” or harmful medications for their child, to lose custody of their minor children.  This legislation also authorizes school officials to be punished who wish to protect the privacy of girls in bathrooms and locker rooms, as well as female athletic competitors from boys who “identify” as girls.
  5. This legislation devastates health care professionals and institutions that seek to operate on pro-life principles.  For example, this legislation authorizes individuals and/or government officials to punish Catholic hospitals and/or health care professionals who decline to commit abortions or “gender transition surgeries.”

Because of these harms, all national, state, and local pro-life organizations, as well as Catholic advocacy and medical professional organizations, opposed this legislation.  For example, in addition to our organization and our Bucks County affiliate, the other organizations that oppose this legislation include the following:

  • Pro-Life Federation
  • National Right-to-Life Committee
  • Susan B. Anthony List
  • Family Research Council
  • National Catholic Medical Association & its Philadelphia area affiliates
  • Catholic Conference
  • S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Summary

The USCCB provided a cogent summary of the vast harms of the EA.

“[T]he Equality Act would impose sweeping new norms that negatively impact the unborn, health care, charitable services, schools, personal privacy, athletics, free speech, religious liberties, and parental rights.  The Act’s unsound definitions of ‘sex’ and ‘gender identity’ would erase women’s distinct, hard-won recognition in federal laws.  Its sex-based nondiscrimination terms would end women’s shelters and many single-sex schools.  It would close faith-based foster care and adoption agencies that honor children’s rights to a mother and father.  The bill would even act as an abortion mandate.”

 
Code of Conduct

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.

Why I Went to the March for Life Anyway?

Hard to believe that many of us had to enjoy a streaming of the March for Life from the comfort of our own home. At least those that were watching didn’t have to endure the bitter cold conditions like I did.

Then, there were those, like me, that still made the trek to our nation’s capital to keep the tradition alive.

I’m Never Alone

I remember God planting the seeds for this once in a lifetime moment to send a message to others. When I got to the National Mall, I remember looking around and thinking back to the past National Marches that have taken place. Then, as I was snapped back to reality thanks to a trio of cheerful women from Cincinnati, I knew that I wasn’t the only person that still made it to DC to keep it alive.

As I ventured around the rest of the mall, we bumped into people from Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and even South Carolina. People of all walks of life that felt compelled to keep their annual pilgrimage going.

WHY ARE WE HERE?

As we all regrouped, we gathered at the mall. One by one, everyone shared their stories of why they are pro-life. There were two that stood out.

The first was a student from Penn State who shared how his best friend who has such a deep faith recently celebrated his 19th birthday. He later learned that his friend would not be alive if it weren’t for her mother’s “yes” to be here. Because of the example of his friend, he became Catholic after searching for the right answers.

The other story was how a woman shared that his brother with down syndrome who celebrated his 50th birthday and how she is disgusted at how 90% with the same condition are aborted.

Following the sharing of testimonies we all stopped along a familiar place during the march. We waited for our chance and we prayed more.

After 30 minutes and thanks to those who were able to watch the livestream, we all made our way to the national leaders on 3rd Street and processed over to Massachusetts Avenue and onto Second Avenue to the back of the Supreme Court.

In the midst of bumping into amazing friends and making new ones, one thing was clear and that was how extraordinary God provided through my out of the ordinary experience with this year’s March for Life. I even told those that were with me on the National Mall that this whole virtual apparatus will not settle the debate. Rather, it creates a dichotomy that can only be filled by being the foot soldiers we need to be present.

If we are going to win the abortion debate, we need to step away from the screen and be willing to go out into the public square, our community, and even the nearest abortion facility in your community to change hearts and minds.

Today, do your part to make your real presence known.

Please Join Our Annual Rally for Life in Warminster, Pennsylvania on January 22nd

Public WitnessIn the past we have held our  Rally for Life the same day as the annual March for Life in Washington, DC.  This year we have decided to have this rally on the actual anniversary of the Supreme Court decision declaring abortion lawful throughout the nation.

Our program will begin at 12:00 noon at the VFW located at 645 Louis Dr, Warminster, PA.  We will have light refreshments and a short program. After our program we will solemnly walk to the Warminster Planned Parenthood where we will have 10 minutes of silent pray.  Our program will then end with a closing prayer.  (see program below) 

We will pray for the over 60,000,000 babies killed since this decision.  We will also pray for those who procure, provide or promote the killing of our preborn brothers and sisters.

Prayer is the most important weapon we have to combat the evils in our society; and prayer vigils outside of abortion facilities combine this powerful weapon with our witness to the crimes against humanity taking place in our communities every day.

Whether you are planning on attending the March for Life in Washington, DC this year or not, please consider joining us on January 22nd to give witness to the horrible sin of abortion.

Signs will be provided and CDC Guidelines will be observed.  

This event is sponsored by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition

Refreshments provided by the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania 

 

Please print out and distribute the flyer and the program below. Hope to see many of you then.

2021 Rally for Life Flyer

Rally for Life Program

New Jersey Right to Life Invites All Prolifers to Attend Their January 22nd Rally for Life

Below is information from the New Jersey Right to Life on their annual Rally for Life in Trenton on January 22nd.  A flyer for this event is included in this post.  Please consider printing it out and distributing to all your pro-life family and friend, and if you live in or around Trenton, NJ, please plan to attend.  

Trenton Rally for Life

We are planning our Rally for Life on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11 a.m. outside the State House Annex in Trenton.  A March through the streets of Trenton will immediately follow. 

We are hoping to have a great crowd and awesome speakers so please mark your calendars and be sure to dress warm.

Download the flyer HERE.  and check our website for any updates or possible changes, www.njrtl.org

Please Join Our Annual Prayer Rally Outside of Planned Parenthood in Warminster, Pennsylvania on January 22nd

Public WitnessIn the past we have held our Pray Rally the same day as the annual March for Life in Washington, DC.  This year we have decided to have this rally on the actual anniversary of the Supreme Court decision declaring abortion lawful throughout the nation.

We will pray for the over 60,000,000 babies killed since this decision.  We will also pray for those who procure, provide or promote the killing of our preborn brothers and sisters.

Prayer is the most important weapon we have to combat the evils in our society; and prayer vigils outside of abortion facilities combine this powerful weapon with our witness to the crimes against humanity taking place in our communities every day.

Whether you are planning on attending the March for Life in Washington, DC this year or not, please consider coming out to pray with us and give witness to the horrible sin of abortion this January 22nd.

We will gather outside of Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive at 12 noon.

Signs will be provided. 

CDC Guidelines will be observed.  

Please print out and distribute the flyer below. Hope to see many of you then.

This event is sponsored by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition

2021 Rally for Life

EVENTS IN GREATER PHILADELPHIA AREA THIS OCTOBER

40 Days of Prayer and Repentance – September 23rd – Nov 1 – Planned Parenthood, 610 Louis Drive, Warminster, Pa. Hours are 9:00 am – 12:00 noon each day. This is the minimum number of hours we are asking to be covered and we encourage parishes to cover more hours if they can.

We will have a scripture and short prayer posted each day on Voices for Life blog that will be shared each day with everyone to remind us all to pray for an end of abortion in our community.

Walk/Run – Saturday, October 3 rd – Crossroads Crisis Pregnancy Care Center 10 AM at Quakertown, Park, Univest Center, 4 th & Par, Quakertown. For more information: nancy@crossroadspregnancy.care

Run/Walk Saturday, Oct 10 th – A Baby’s Breath – 9:00 am – Tyler State Park Rt. 332 (Richboro-Newtown Road) at One Trail
Lane Richboro, PA. Contact abbwarminstercpc@gmail.com for more information.


The True Story of Kermit Gosnell – Sunday, October 25 th – 2:00 pm – Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doylestown, Pa.

A presentation by Detective Jim Wood detailing his experience during the investigation and trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the world’s most prolific serial killer. This event, sponsored by Bucks County Right to Life, will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person.

Wanna Get Involved in Public Policy? Two Opportunities To Do So

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia is launching an exciting outreach in the effort to gear up for a post-Roe America. The following exerpt is from Joe Garecht.

In many ways, the end of legalized abortion in our country is closer than ever before. It is critical that we engage on every front of this battle with thoughtful, coordinated and effective advocacy for the unborn.

Would you consider joining our newly formed Pro-Life Action Team? Led by Joe Garecht and the PLU Public Affairs committee, the goal of this group is to concentrate citizen advocacy for the pro life cause in the spheres of politics and the media.

Commitment will be a specific action item once every other month – typically contacting a legislator via phone or email, or sending a comment/op ed to local media outlets – and occasional meetings, no more than twice per year.

Our voices are powerful! We have heard from state legislators that they felt compelled to act on bills in front of their committee after receiving as few as 12 emails or phone calls from constituents. When we organize and combine our advocacy efforts we improve the chance for lasting change in our community on behalf of the unborn.

Please send your name, email and phone number to Tom Stevens with the subject Pro-Life Action Team to mail@prolifeunion.org and let us know we can add you to the Pro-Life Action Team!

In addition, Students for Life of America have an opportunity to give you the knowledge and tools to engage in public policy.

While COVID-19 is affecting the pro-life movement’s ability to train grassroots activists of all ages, Students for Life is now able to bring our pro-life trainings from campuses right into your home.  Enroll in pro-life “majors” in each pillar of pro-life activism.

Not a student?  No problem!  Continuing your education is important to us and there is no age limit on being an effective pro-life advocate. 

How Does It Work?

  • There are four course subjects (Effective Education, Industry Impact, Public Policy, and Supportive Services) in each of the three education levels (High School, College, Adult).
  • All are welcome to join one or more classes as the schedule allows.  Each course will cover FIVE bi-weekly live video classes, and four on-your-own optional assignment weeks.
  • Classes begin the week of September 14th (check each course for exact times) and wrap-up the week of November 9th. 

REGISTER NOW for a course in your current education level. 
Scroll down to choose: High School, College, or Continuing Education (Adult).

If course times do not fit in your schedule, you can work through our self-paced pillar courses which are always available on www.studentsforlifehq.com or connect with your Regional Coordinator here.

A TALE of TWO NUNS- CONVENTION RECAP

As the conventions for both parties draw to a close, we will do a recap to pit speakers from both events against each other. For this first edition, we will analyze Sister Diedre and Sister Simone.

Sister Deirdre Byrne

Sister Deirdre Byrne is a member of the Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart. She has over 20+ years with the Army Medical Corps and has worked at a missionary. In the late 90s, she pursued a vocation and found the Little Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary and became a member of the order in 2002. It helped her continue her medical profession while answering God’s call to serve him. During the third night of the RNC, she correlated her medical background with the issue of life saying:

“As a physician, I can say unequivocally life begins at conception. While what I have to say may be difficult for some to hear, I am saying it because I’m not just pro-life, I’m pro-eternal life and I want all of us to end up in heaven someday together.”

To listen to the full; version of her speech, visit here.

Sister Simone Campbell

Sister Simone Campbell is best known as the leader of “Nuns on the Bus”. They are a controversial group that promotes abortion. During the Democratic National Convention, Sister Simone delivered an address in which she celebrated the Democrat’s abortion platform.

Divided Catholic Church in America

What we have saw between the two is a good Catholic from a bad one. Sister Deirdre has said that the unborn is the most vulnerable in our society and they must be protected.

Meanwhile, Sister Simone has cheered the Democrats for allowing abortion on demand. Why would she do this?

This shows that with more than half of Catholics still buying the lies from the party of slavery, sodomy, terrorism, abortion, and even now socialism that good and faithful Catholics must rise up and take up the gauntlet to defeat this modern church that is a 180 degree opposite of what was established in 33 AD.

Our Catholic faith is at stake. We cannot support someone who is Catholic in Name Only while he has a shaky history of promoting abortion.