Tom MacDonald, a rapper from Canada, uses his music skills to bring to light a problem in our culture.
We have seen of recent young people begging for safe spaces from ideologies that are not in line with their soo called “views”. I wonder how many of them know the issue at hand even before they were brainwashed by communist and corrupted teacher’s unions that are causing more harm than good.
The rapper’s recent music video takes aim at a group that we see on college campuses that would stop at nothing to vandalize and steal off of a display all because it “hurts their feelings”.
One of the lyrics that jumps out from his song reads:
You think taking guns away will save our kids from the killings But your pro-choice abortion kills way more children
This is how you use your God-given talents. So what are we waiting for?
If this blog can do a highlight of the week, then the valedictorian speech during high school graduation would make the list for all the wrong reasons.
A speech given by Paxton Smith that went viral has gotten many people talking. She argues where Texas has gone wrong after signing into law a heartbeat bill that recently passed. However, her logic and reasoning fell short. She used the platform as an opportunity to promote abortion and birth control. She admitted that she is afraid of bringing a child into the world if she faced an unplanned pregnancy and contraception fails (which does) due to inconvenience. The purpose of a high school valedictorian speech is to reflect on the four years of high school or college. It is not a time for propaganda. Even the board of her now alma mater were not notified about the change in her speech.
Some pro-lifers respond to her speech.
Dr. Monique Ruberu took it to her personal Facebook page to address where she is wrong:
Dear Paxton, You are a strong girl, an intelligent girl, but sadly you have bought the lie sold to so many beautiful women all over the world. You are correct that contraceptives do fail… the only way to 100% avoid pregnancy is to abstain from sex… this will help you to know that the man in your life is not using you for his sexual pleasure… it will leave you strong, confident, with the knowledge that the person you are dating is with you because of your beautiful mind, heart, and soul. If you one day marry this man and you need to abstain because of illness or a complication in pregnancy – you will have 100% confidence that he is not going to cheat on you because he is not with you just to satisfy his sexual desires… your relationship will be based on so much more, awesome conversation, dreams, trust… love and respect… If one day God forbid you are raped… the people I know who were conceived in rape are the most beautiful, loving, intelligent, life-changing people I know… to say they should have been aborted because of the sins of their father is heartless. The women who choose to give birth and keep their child or allow their child to be adopted typically do so much better than those who choose abortion… they know that although they were harmed, they are not perpetuating that harm upon another innocent person. Life doesn’t end with pregnancy… even if it is unplanned… every life is precious. You can still accomplish every dream, every goal… these moms need support and someone to tell them they are capable… instead you just told your entire class at lake highlands hs that the women are weak and if pregnant they are incapable of accomplishing great things… how many moms go to school, work, provide for their kids…. you negated all of that strength, that resilience, the very essence of being a strong woman… but it’s not your fault because you were fed a lie… so now is your chance… open your eyes… see how awesome life is… see how awesome women are … see that every life is a gift and every person is precious… see that you can choose to stop having sex … and you would have much less to fear…
To My Daughters, Please do not look up to girls like Paxton Smith. She may have the ability to string together emotionally driven words, but if they are not founded in truth it will lead to destruction. I know this so well. When mommy was a senior in high school I made a huge mistake that I will regret for the rest of my life. I believed the very lies that Ms. Smith relayed in her valedictorian speech. When I found out I was pregnant I felt that my dreams, my goals, and my aspirations were being stripped from me. Knowing what I know now, they were simply feelings. Feelings change but truth does not. As an immature teenage girl, I believed the lie that ending the life of my child would restore my dreams, my goals, and my aspirations. After consuming poisonous pills to end the life of my baby, your sibling, that is not what happened. Nothing was restored. It was all a lie. The regret settled in, but I quickly pushed it down to survive. There is nothing natural about taking the life of your own child. I do not care how empowering someone like Ms. Paxton may make it sound. The reality is I had no right to take the life of my innocent child for my own selfish gain. The last thing I would ever want for my beautiful girls is to believe that lie. What makes you a powerful woman is unapologetically being who God created you to be. It’s standing in truth even when the world is trying to convince you to live in lies. I pray Ms. Paxton will someday take her gift of intelligence and use it to protect life, not promote death.
Supporting women and their pregnancy by showering them with help, love, and mercy is pro-woman. That will in essence defeat abortion in our society.
Despite a taste of summer in the air on Saturday, June 5th, 500 pro-lifers gathered for a call to action while mourning the thousands of lives lost to abortion in West Chester, PA a 45-minute drive from Philadelphia.
The day began with Mass at St. Agnes Church near the heart of town. Bishop John McIntyre was celebrant homilist for the Mass for Life. In his homily, he reflected on his visit to the 9/11 memorial in New York and how the 3,000 lives lost there was no different that the daily murder of the unborn in our society today. He reminded everyone that life from womb to tomb is precious and made perfect in the eye of God.
After the celebration of Mass, the pro-lifers peacefully march around town. The first stop was the Planned Parenthood facility.
Following the brief rally and prayer at Planned Parenthood, everyone processed to the courthouse in the middle of town.
The speakers were deep, personal, and cover topics that are affecting the culture of life.
Overall, the day was filled with beauty and love.
Please see our gallery containing photos from the event here.
Below is information from Ted Meehan concerning several bills moving forward in the Pennsylvania Legislature. Please contact your legislators and ask them to sign on to these bills and resolutions.
Several important bills are progressing through the PA Legislature. You can assist in getting these bills through the Committee process and to the floor by asking your local reps to co-sponsor them.
1) The “Dignity” bill (HB 118) is essentially a Fetal Remains bill, requiring abortion providers and hospitals to dispose of remains of aborted or miscarried babies with the respect due to human beings. No dumping into HazMat bags and dumped.
2) Heartbeat Bill prohibits abortions at the point that a baby’s heartbeat is detected.
3) RESCUE Bill is an acronym for “Reporting Evidence of Sexual Crimes and Underage Exploitation. It would close the loophole that has enabled abortion providers to avoid the mandated reporting of treating girls aged 16 or younger for sexually related issues – STDs, pregnancy, abortion. It is needed because without reports to law enforcement or child protective services, little girls trapped in sex trafficking rings, or victims of rape, or even prostitution – are systematically treated and handed back to the perpetrators of their abuse.
4) John Stanton Memorial Resolution is the long overdue public recognition of the “Father of the Pro-Life Movement in Pennsylvania”. (This has been held up for four years by Brian Sims – the same state rep who was the homosexual activist abusing ladies and young girls who were praying in front of the 12th & Locust abortion mill 2 June’s ago.) That person is running for Lt Gov. But our commitment is to continue to bring it up until it passes.
Unfortunately, at this point, I do not have Bill numbers for all of these. But the Dignity Bill is HB 118. But with the above info, your representative can get the info needed. We want them to sign on as co-sponsors to these bills.
The Gianna Center of Philadelphia will be celebrating their second anniversary at Suburban Community Hospital this month. Below is information from their newsletter detailing how they began. Congratulations to the Gianna Center and to all those involved in the founding of this center.
Few people know that the Gianna Center’s humble beginnings were at the internal medicine practice of Dr. Max Mercado in Northeast Philadelphia. Dr. Mercado, graciously invited Dr. Delia Larrauri and nurse practitioner Barbara Rose to begin their practice in his office located in the Medical Office Building of Jeanes Hospital.
In April of 2019, the Gianna Center moved to its present location: the Suburban Community Hospital in East Norriton. There was an open house celebration and blessing by Bishop McIntyre on its first day. Fr. Joseph Lo Jacono, IVE, the Gianna Center chaplain, placed markings in chalk above our door which says in Latin, Saint Gianna pray for us!
Suburban Hospital is ideal for a number of reasons. First, Dr. Larrauri is able to do minor surgery and procedures there and interact with the medical staff and students in the residency program. This helps to bring more visibility to NaProTechnology and the Creighton Model. Second, the hospital is close to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 476 – major routes traversing the suburban area. A third reason that the Suburban Hospital is ideal is the fact that it is in close proximity to a large Hispanic community. Since Dr. Larrauri speaks Spanish fluently, the women from this community benefit greatly. Last, and certainly not least, the Gianna Center is not far from Planned Parenthood in Norristown, and is able to offer a life-affirming approach to women’s health and fertility thus becoming a medical resource for many of the Philadelphia area pregnancy centers.
The Gianna Center staff and volunteers pray daily for your safety and for an end to this pandemic. Remember, St. Gianna’s feast day is April 28. St. Gianna Beretta Molla, ora pro nobis!
According to Wikipedia,“Infanticide (or infant homicide) is the intentional killing of infants. Now universally illegal, infanticide was a widespread practice throughout human history that was mainly used to dispose of unwanted children.”
It may be illegal now, but if the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 619) is not passed, we may be looking at the resurgence of this evil practice. Please see information from Human Life Action below and send a message to your US. Representative now!
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 619) has again been introduced in Congress to protect babies from infanticide.
But efforts to bring the bill to a vote in the House are being blocked. Your action is needed to urge your Representative to sign a discharge petition that would allow this vote to occur.
Some states have passed laws to expand abortion and to repeal laws providing specific protections for babies born alive after surviving an attempted abortion. The Born-Alive Act would provide these specific protections nationwide to help prevent newborns from being killed or left alone to die.
We must continue to push Congress to pass the Born-Alive Act, so babies born alive following an abortion attempt are treated the same as any other newborn baby.
All of us at Voices for Life wish everyone a very blessed Easter. We would also like to thank you for your continued support for our ministry.
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We cover issues from conception until natural death, as well as family life issues.
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We strive to bring you the most insightful information about the abortion issue, articles and links to the many Crisis Pregnancy Centers and Homes, as well as articles on adoption and natural family planning.
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A beautiful spring Saturday dawned upon the 150 pro-lifers that came out to celebrate outside of the largest non-Planned Parenthood affiliate in the State of Pennsylvania.
Fr. Matthew Bierdrycki of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral delivered the opening prayer for all in attendance.
Those who attendant heard from speakers that ranges from seasoned veterans to young leaders on college campuses and just added to the fold a high school senior.
One in particular was Emily Jones. Jones, a senior at Mount St. Joseph’s Academy in Flourtown, spoke about how the inaugural Philadelphia March for Life inspired her to do more for the pro-life cause. Despite backlash, threats, and even the loss of friendships she endured, she kept the faith and helped revitalize her school’s pro-life group. She even signed up for vigil hours.
Two prominent college women spoke to the crowd, Karly Brown of Temple and Kassidy Johnson.
Johnson, a junior at University of Pennsylvania and member of Quakers for Life, shared how she was moved from her experience in Philadelphia. Coming from North Dakota which has only one abortion facility, Johnson shared how she knew that more had to be done to protect life.
For Karly Brown, she is no stranger to pro-life activism in Philadelphia area. Every Friday, her and Sean Garvey, both students at Temple would pray outside of Warminster Planned Parenthood. They both are now engaged. Congratulations Karly and Sean.
Pat Stanton goes on to share why our world should not tolerate the evil of abortion. Using examples of historical figures, he reminded everyone that each of them fought against the injustices of their time. He asked that we do the same when it comes to abortion.