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

 

 

New Florida Law Protects Babies From Infanticide, But Planned Parenthood Opposed It

Demonstrating their loyalty to the billion-dollar abortion industry, Democrats blocked the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act at least 80 times last year

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The following is a Life News article by Miciah Bilger.  It’s concerns a Florida law that protects babies who survive abortion.  

Florida Lawmakers added new protections for babies who survive abortions this week as growing evidence indicates that viable babies are born alive in botched abortions every year in the U.S.

Tampa Bay News 10 reports Florida already has a law in place that requires abortionists and support staff to provide medical care to a baby who is born alive from a botched abortion and transport the baby to a hospital. 

But the new law, signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday, increases the penalties for failing to provide that basic care.

Florida Senate Bill 404 makes it a third-degree felony for a doctor or medical worker to neglect to provide care to a baby who survives an abortion. Previously, the penalty was a misdemeanor.

“This law sends a clear message that here in Florida, we will do everything we can to prevent the abomination of infanticide in our state,” Senate President Bill Galvano said after the governor signed the law. “When a child miraculously survives this brutal medical procedure, that child’s life must be preserved and treated with great respect and care. The penalty for refusing to provide medical care to an infant struggling for life should be significant.”

Galvano thanked state Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, the lead sponsor, for her courageous leadership on the pro-life law.

Earlier this year, a Fox News investigation found that 40 known abortion survivors were documented in just three states between 2016 and 2018, including 19 in Florida. It is not clear from the report if any of the babies survived.

Abortions are legal for any reason up to 24 weeks of pregnancy in Florida. Premature babies now are surviving at 21 weeks of pregnancy, and, in 2018, the state reported 213 abortions at or after 21 weeks of pregnancy.

Despite the evidence, the abortion chain Planned Parenthood fought aggressively against the legislation. Stephanie Fraim, who runs the Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida affiliate, claimed the law threatens “a reinterpretation of our constitutional right to privacy and the right to a safe and legal abortion in Florida.”

But the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops and other pro-life leaders praised lawmakers for supporting the life-saving legislation, according to the Catholic News Service.

“As Catholics, we condemn abortion as a grave injustice that denies the fundamental human right to life. However, as long as abortion is legal, we support measures such as parental consent that will reduce the grave harm it inflicts,” they said in a statement.

Stargel’s law also requires a girl under 18 to have at least one parent’s permission before going through with an abortion. The bill includes exceptions for medical emergencies and allows a judge to grant permission instead of a parent.

Meanwhile, growing evidence indicates that babies are born alive in botched abortions every year in the U.S. Earlier this week, Minnesota, one of only a few states that keeps data on abortion survivors, reported three babies survived abortions in 2019.

Life News article continues here

Prayer in Reparation for Supreme Court Justices

We were all devastated  by the recent Supreme Court rulings in favor of the killing of innocent preborn children and felt betrayed in particular by Justice Roberts.  Below is a prayer written by Sandy Slater, President of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition for our SC Justices.

When you are feeling angry or defeated, I hope that you remember first that God is in charge, and  then say this beautiful prayer that Sandy composed.  Prayer is the most powerful weapon on earth and we all need to remember that and pray more fervently and more often.

Let Us Pray

Lord God we come to you today united in prayer for an end to the cruel killing of innocent unborn lives who are not given the opportunity of taking their first breath.  We come to You humbly to do our part in praying for an end to this unconscionable treatment of babies that were meant to be born, to be happy, to romp and play as they grow and then some day answer your call by giving back to You as a doctor, lawyer, nurse and any other call that they heard from You.

You are a Judicial God, deeply concerned with laws and our human legal system. You are the Lawgiver, the Advocate, and the Judge of the earth; the very foundation of Your throne is righteousness and justice. We have your biblical teachings as our guide.  Our hearts cry out to You for forgiveness for each justice who decided against the Louisiana law which was about doctors having admitting privileges to a local hospital after an abortion procedure.  Lord, Chief Justice Roberts decided against the law which is identical to the Texas law that he voted for in 2016.  We ask forgiveness for ourselves for times that we have failed to pray for an end to injustices in our land.

Help me in my disappointment of Justice Roberts and all the justices that felt that women were deprived if the doctor had admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. Forgive them if there was any demonic influence in this decision.  We cry out to You for each Justice of the Supreme Court to remember that they should not play god from the bench.  They that are appointed for life.  Holy Spirit enlighten them with the gifts of Your Spirit especially of heavenly Wisdom, Understanding and Fortitude in this time of darkness.  Give to each as they deserve. We ask You this in Your name.  Amen.

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.  

 

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

 

 

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.

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

Diversity Marks Pro-Life Movement

The following was received from Frank D. Tinari, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Seton Hall University.  It comes from the Family & ProLife News Briefs.

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by Alexandra DeSanctis

Diversity Marks Pro-Life Movement

It features prominent female leaders and black activists, and has far more support from non-religious Americans than abortion supporters admit.

Late last year, the Church of God in Christ, the largest Pentecostal denomination and overwhelmingly African-American and Democrat, unveiled its “Resolution on the Sanctity of Human Life.” The resolution stated:

Abortion is genocide.
Abortion must end to protect the life of the unborn.

This issue of personhood has haunted America since the Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson and Roe v. Wade decisions. Just as slavery was overturned in America, Jim Crow was defeated, and Nazi Germany was overthrown, we pray that the heinous industry of abortion will become morally reprehensible worldwide.”

Pro-life leaders often mention the deep ties between the earliest legal abortion advocates and the eugenics movement, noting that Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, wanted to decrease what she saw as “unfit” populations including, in her view, blacks. She promoted birth control, though not abortion, to limit low-income & minority groups & proposed mandatory sterilization for those she deemed “feeble-minded.” Such views were widely shared among the earliest abortion advocates.

Secular Pro-Life, found in 2009 by Kelsey Hazzard, represents non religious pro-lifers. She is assisted by Terrisa Bukovinac, a member of Democrats for Life and founder of Pro-Life San Francisco, which aims to galvanize West Coast young people. After seeing videos of abortion procedures, she became pro-life. “You can’t justify abortion any more than you can justify the killing of a born person. There is no consistent, objective distinction between an unborn person and a human being.”

Alexandra DeSanctis, The Pro-life Movement You’ve Never Heard Of, National Review, 4/6/20. Additional groups are highlighted in her article.

Is Fatherhood Essential? Reflecting on Father’s Day

It goes without showing that our culture has been going down a slow but declining drain.

We have seen an increase in crime, fatherless homes, sexual promiscuity, secularism, and even incarcerations. Why? It’s all because of the lack of father figures in the lives of children.

In 2003, Jennifer Schwartz from Penn State University, did a study on what is the cause of so many incarceration among children. She discovered that there has been a missing compartment in the household, a father figure.

As it turned out, Schwartz discovered what the complete problem was for these many young teens are imprisoned. They had no father in the household. Read more here.

Fathers Neglect

It appears that it can be applied today. Pope Francis once talked about a very dangerous plague in our culture known as the “throwaway culture”. This throwaway culture can be applied to the abortion industry.

Fathers to be are taught that they do not have to take responsibility for their pre-marital affairs with another girl. This is the most dangerous thing to say to a father. Even fathers regret their lost children in the hyperactive culture of death. Women’s rights achieved this victory when they intoxicated masculinity just to tear down men with the venom of feminism.

A man’s job in this culture is to stand against the waves of modernism. The father’s first and foremost job is to protect his family. Without his protection, the family is vulnerable to the tyranny of the world.

Man Up

We are living in hard times due to weak men. I see many wimps walk their girlfriends into the abortion facility every time I am on the sidewalk. It infuriates me, yet I have to offer it up to God for him to awaken his senses. However, it must make us stronger in order to create good times.

Men, throughout history, have risen to the occasion. Whether it were to do their duty to fight, provide, and even support. Now it would be the time for brave God-fearing men to step up to the plate to end the culture of death.

Men, it’s time to make and take a stand. The culture of modernism, secularism, and even relativism can end when you become more involved with your faith by leading your children and family to Christ. It will be a challenge, yes. However, when you place God first, you will move mountains and leap over the toughest hurdles.

There is a solution. Men, it’s time to step out on the sidewalk and pray. Visit Sidewalks Servants and Sign Up.

MAN UP!

Sidewalk Servants Need You in Center City Philadelphia

The following was taken from the newsletter of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.   If you live in the Southeast Pennsylvania area, please consider being a prayer warrior in front of one of these abortion facilities in center city or pray and give witness at one closer to your home. 

Sidewalk Servants

Greater Philadelphia has moved into the yellow phase of reopening Pennsylvania.  It is time to get back out and serve.  Public Transit challenges? Yes, Covid-19 is still around, but we can stop the risk of spread with properly use of gloves, masks, disinfectant and space.   Women especially are needed back in front of the abortion centers to pray and reach out.  Please contact Tom Stevens at 215-885-8150 ext. 503 or email us at mail@prolifeunion.org to learn more and volunteer or complete the form at prolifeunion.org/volunteer .

America Has Tolerated Murder for Years

The  following was received through an email from Judie Brown,
President of the American Life League

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Lost in our national debate these past few weeks has been acknowledgment of one fundamental truth: Every human individual whose right to life is, according to the Declaration of Independence, an unalienable right, is equally important and deserves equal protection under the law. Without recognition of this fact, anything is possible, including violence, racism, and other expressions of hatred toward the human being—born and preborn.

For those who deny that preborn children—anyone who exists from the beginning of his biological development to his birth—are persons, the problem of violence has already taken root. Regardless of the politically-based Roe v. Wade decision and its partner Doe v. Boltontruth and science do not change. Yet American law sanctions millions of killings by all manner of abortion every year.

And that is how our society has arrived at this place of violence and moral insanity today.

We have not only forgotten that our nation was founded by men who recognized the power of God as Creator and knew that man can only “change” or “develop” something that already exists, we have denied it. In our haste to put ourselves first, we tossed God aside. Yet the Word of God does not change: “I beseech thee, my son, look upon heaven and earth, and all that is in them: and consider that God made them out of nothing, and mankind also” (2 Mac. 7:28).

So why is it that in our present age even religious leaders like the Catholic bishops in our nation have forgotten the fundamental reason why we are confronting so much evil? Have they forgotten the warning of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, who said: “Why is it that so few realize the seriousness of our present crisis? Partly because men do not want to believe their own times are wicked, partly because it involves too much self-accusation and principally because they have no standards outside of themselves to measure their times. Only those who live by faith really know what is happening in the world.”

Oh, how our nation could benefit from that kind of wisdom right now!

Reflecting on the death of African American George Floyd, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops president Archbishop Jose Gomez stated: “Racism has been tolerated for far too long in our way of life. . . . We should not let it be said that George Floyd died for no reason. We should honor the sacrifice of his life by removing racism and hate from our hearts and renewing our commitment to fulfill our nation’s sacred promise—to be a beloved community of life, liberty, and equality for all.”

But how do the people of God do that if we have forgotten the millions of preborn babies—one-third of whom are black—who have been brutally murdered under the law in this nation?

George Floyd did not die in a vacuum; he was another victim of our violent culture’s inability to respect every human person equally, beginning with those individuals who are preparing to be born.

It is not racism that is tolerated in this nation, it is murder. Pure and simple. As our nation has stood by and witnessed the deaths of millions of people who are not yet born, we have succumbed to that terror Sheen spoke of and about which Fr. Dwight Longenecker wrote when he said that racism is “a sin because it denies the essential dignity of the human person created in God’s image who therefore has equal dignity before God.”

And there you have it. America has tolerated murder; America has forgone the moral duty to respect human dignity for every person without exception. And it is that bloodlust that is killing souls, people, families, and even the nation as we know it.