OBGYN Refuses Pressure to Do Abortions: I Can’t Give Birth in One Room and Kill Babies in Another

Religious freedom is at the heart of protecting medical professionals who do not want to be forced to be involved in abortion, assisted suicide or other life-destroying practices.

Doctor OBGYN

Medical professionals have been pressured to be actively involved in abortion and euthanasia, even if it violates their religious beliefs.  Below is an article by Miciah Bilger of Life News who writes about a doctor who refuses to violate her conscience.

Religious freedom is under attack in the medical community as abortion activists try to force health care workers to help abort unborn babies.

But many are fighting back to defend their faith, their oaths, their livelihood and the lives of their most vulnerable patients.

Dr. Regina Frost, a New York OB-GYN, recently wrote a column for The Federalist describing how her state leaders, the abortion chain Planned Parenthood and others are fighting against her religious freedom via a lawsuit challenging a new Trump administration rule that protects medical professionals’ conscience rights.

“If New York and Planned Parenthood succeed in blocking conscience protections for medical professionals, I may be forced to either violate my conscience or leave the medical profession,” Frost wrote.

Frost said she became an OB-GYN because her faith calls her “to treat women with dignity and compassion.”

She wrote: As an OB-GYN, I am present during the most intimate moments in the life of a mother, father, and child. I have the privilege of placing children into the arms of their mothers for the very first time. I also have to deliver the life-altering news of infertility and guide mothers and fathers through the tragedy of a lost pregnancy.

This work cannot be done impersonally.  I cannot leave my humanity at the door. I give all my patients the degree of care that I would a close friend or loved one.

Laws technically have protected conscience rights for more than 30 years, but the lack of regulations has resulted in confusion within the healthcare community, leaving healthcare personnel vulnerable to discrimination.

Frost said the new HHS regulations give teeth to the conscience protection laws that already are in place. They clarify what recourse is available to victims of discrimination under the law and what penalties the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights may enforce for violations.

Without them, “religious doctors and nurses across the country are at greater risk of being forced to perform procedures that violate our core beliefs,” Frost warned.

“I cannot take the life of a child in one room and guide another child into this world in the next. Nor can I care for one elderly woman while helping another end her life. That would not only undermine my most deeply held religious beliefs and my medical judgment, but also the oath I took as a medical professional,” she continued.

Though Frost has not been forced to help with an abortion or assisted suicide, others have. HHS is helping a Vermont nurse who said her employer forced her into helping abort an unborn baby even though the hospital knew she objected. The nurse said a doctor tricked her into helping end the baby’s life by telling her it was a miscarriage.

Though most Americans believe medical workers should not be forced to help with abortions, a court recently struck down a new conscience protection rule. Twenty states filed the lawsuit seeking to overturn the pro-life conscience protections, putting doctors and nurses at risk of being forced to do abortions or refer for them.

Life News article continues here.

Sanctity of Life Events in Norristown, Pa.

The following is from Rita Smith, M.E.V. (Missionaries of the Gospel of Life) encouraging everyone to participate in some way  in the activities taking place for Sanctity of Life month.  Below are some events taking place in Norristown, Pennsylvania. 

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Do you believe we are going to overturn Roe v Wade?  Do you believe we are going to re-elect our awesome Pro-God, Pro-Family, Pro-Life, President Donald J. Trump in the fall of 2020?  I do believe it and I want to thank you for being involved with praying, witnessing publicly, counseling and offering up all your sufferings to end this scourge in our country and our local neighborhood’s.

“Sanctity of Human Life Sunday” – January 19th

“Sanctity of Human Life Sunday” has been recognized in our nation since 1984, when it was first designated by a proclamation issued by President Ronald Reagan.  On this day, we pause to more deeply contemplate the value of every human life and the impacts of abortion as we…..

  • Celebrate God’s precious gift of life.
  • Remember the many lives tragically lost to abortion and the physical, spiritual and psychological brokenness it can inflict on those involved.
  • Voice our ongoing commitment to protect all human life during every stage of life from conception to natural death.
We cannot diminish the value of any category of human life without diminishing the value of all human life.  So, let our faith and the word of God as revealed through the Bible be our guide.

 

Thursday, January 23rd

 

Rosary and film

January 24, 2020

 

March for Life

 

Join hundreds of thousands of Pro-Life supporters from across our nation who will be gathering in our nation’s capital on Friday, January 24th, for the 47th annual “March for Life”.   The theme for this year’s event  is “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman”.
This is your opportunity to attend a rally on the National Mall where you will hear nationally known Pro-Life speakers; demonstrate your support for a culture of life by marching to the Capitol and Supreme Court buildings; and then, bear witness in prayer for the 61 million pre-born babies that have died since Roe v. Wade.  Then, if you have time, you are encouraged to visit your elected officials to share your thoughts on the sanctity and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death.

 

Pro-Life Rosary Rally
For those unable to attend the March for Life in Washington, DC you may want to March on over to Norristown PP for the following:
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Remembering Cardinal John O’Connor at 100

On January 15th, 1920, Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor was born in West Philadelphia. He was ordained a priest for the archdiocese on December 15th, 1945.

His legacy as Cardinal of New York can be described as a small fish in a big pond. Meaning that he was in the heart of a liberal state swamped by a concrete jungle from the mid-80s until his death in May 2000.

He has been an outspoken critic when it came to the destruction of human life from conception until natural death. He spoke out against unjust wars and even Rockefeller drug laws. Following a visit to Dachau concentration camp, 10 miles from Munich, Germany, O’Connor felt called and moved to find a religious institute dedicated to the sanctity of all human life to serve pregnant women and the dying. In 1991, that dream became a reality with the establishment of the Sisters of Life.

The Sisters of Life invite you to a Holy Hour/Mass in his memory at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. Learn more here. 

A Tribute to a Pro-life Congressman Gone too Soon from this World

Below is a tribute from Dr. Denise Wilcox for former Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick who passed away on Monday, January 6th.  

While there have been some wonderful eulogies for Mike this past week, I asked Denise for this tribute as she was a close, personal  friend of Mike and his family.  

Mike Fitzpatrick

I have been thinking for days since the passing of Mike Fitzpatrick of words that I could say that would be enough to honor his memory.

He was my friend.  He was compassionate; he cared.  His support for the unborn never wavered.  He asked for my support and he promised to always vote pro-life.  He kept his promises.

Mike was like no other politician.  He spoke softly and directly.  He always looked at you when he spoke and he always meant what he said.

Mike came to every Eagle Scout ceremony and was always proud to be there. He gave the impression that he could fit many more hours into a day than what there were.  It seemed that he had the ability to stretch time.  He may have lived only 56 years, but he fit 100 years of living into those 56 years.

At Mike’s funeral, I mentioned to his wife, Kathleen, that my husband and I agree that a light went out when Mike passed.  She remarked, “Then we must be that light for Mike“. And we must!

On January 24th when we march in DC, we can all remember Mike, and carry his light to everyone in the pro-life movement.

“When the time comes, as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I’ve often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God — and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there’ll be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world — and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, ‘Spare him, because he loved us!'” Congressman Henry Hyde

 

Dr. Wilcox is a Board Member of  Pennsylvanians for Human Life and the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation as well as the Pennsylvania Director to the National Right to Life. She is also the Chairperson for the Respect Life Ministry of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania. 

Donations in Mike’s memory can be made to the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.  Use this link for more information on this organization and to find out how to make a contribution. 

Join us in Praying the 9 Day Novena for Life

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will once again launch the annual novena for life. This year it runs from January 21st to the 29th.

Voices for Life will have each day of the novena posted to our blog and in turn our social media accounts. You are encouraged to participate and share each reflection of the novena to others.

Learn more about the novena here

Girl Scout Expose’

The following is from Deep Roots at Home blogger Alli. She writes a very lengthy expose’ regarding the Girl Scouts and how they are connected with Planned Parenthood especially with Girl Scout Cookie Season upon us. 

Revealing the background of the Girl Scouts is like peeling an onion–each layer exposes a different “truth”. Lots of troops DON’T follow this doctrine. Good for them! But a portion of their Girl Scout cookies sales still gets kicked to corporate, and they very clearly DO follow this doctrine.

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” ~Ephesians 5:11

Sales of Girl Scout cookies are under-way, and it is time to expose what the dollars that are earned from their sales really goes to. Please be aware that some of what is exposed here will shock and disturb you!

I’ve reached out to several women I know and trust who have been involved with or are currently involved with Girl Scouts of the USA. None of these women were aware of the master plan of the WAGGGS and GSUSA agenda.

Unlike Colorado’s new transgender troops, my relatively conservative mountain town has not yet experienced the symptoms of the liberal ideals espoused by the GSUSA. These women were certainly unaware that millions of dollars, including their daughter’s dues and Girl Scout cookies funds, are being paid to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to provide for their comprehensive sexual freedom education, abortion protection, and sexual rights for youth advocacy.

These mothers were not informed that their daughters were enrolled to promote “safe” sexual promiscuity, “guiltless” sexual immorality, “responsibility-free” pregnancy, “inconsequential” sexual exploration and murder of the innocent unborn.

Girl Scouts is an organization that promises to promote honesty and courage, responsibility and charity, yet the soul of the organization is Godless and vile. How can we continue support of an organization run and operated by abortionists and homosexuals intent on programming our youth to accept these atrocities as “rights?” How can we continue to encourage our children to emulate the values these pro-abortion, pro-LGBT adults actively fight to enforce? How can we offer our young girls to a society of role models who have made careers of promoting and fundraising the pro-choice, pro-homosexuality, anti-Christ movement?

As Christians, the truth is simple. We can’t.

We cannot endorse an organization that has such a wretched center. We cannot commend an institution that refuses to protect parental rights and the innocence of youth. We cannot be enticed by the promises of character-building as we clearly see the wolf’s eyes peering out through the feigned fleece.

GIRL SCOUTS USA REVEALED

32 REASONS NOT TO BUY GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

 CECILE RICHARDS of PP

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is signaling its intention to dominate the national sex education agenda:

AFFILIATES OF GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA

The information presented below is documented and verifiable, but by no means exhaustive. Please follow links referenced within the article and visit the websites listed at the bottom. All information and materials have been provided by the Girl Scouts USA website, affiliate websites, former leaders, former scouts and former scout mothers.

National Collaboration for Youth: Promotes girls to pro-abortion activism and is the driving force behind Spark Action website for youth which supports LGBT rights.

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS):

MATERIALS ENDORSED BY GIRL SCOUTS

“Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) does not take a position or develop materials on sexuality, birth control or abortion. . .” but they pay upwards of $2 million annually in support of the mission of WAGGGS “to rapidly improve…education and training, especially on sexual and reproductive health and rights” for children.”

Your Voice Your World: (grades 11 & 12) girls are encouraged to explore organizations such as Amnesty International and Population Council, both heavy supporters of Planned Parenthood and abortion rights; advises girls to consider a career as an ACLU lawyer (which supports HHS mandate and abortion rights).

Agent of Change: (grades 4 & 5) asks girls to work with Sierra Club (abortion advocacy and population control group) in a Take Action Project.

aMAZE: (grades 6-8) had at one time referred girls to http://www.astrolog.org, exposing girls to black magik, New Age and pagan theologies. Note: the link has been removed and is no longer there.

Printed Curriculum and their Advocacy Page:

  • Instructs girls to visit “advocacy” websites in search of career opportunities. One of the encouraged sites, idealist.org, lists over 100 positions available in Planned Parenthood. Girls can even view multiple job opportunities that advocate for sex worker rights.
  • GSUSA is a self-proclaimed non-religious organization.
  • Promotes leaders? like Tyra Banks (Victoria Secret Model), Melinda Gates, Venus Williams, etc.
  • Asterisk next to God in the Girl Scout Promise: *Girl Scouts of the USA makes no attempt to define or interpret the word “God” in the Girl Scout Promise. It looks to individual members to establish for themselves the nature of their spiritual beliefs. When making the Girl Scout Promise, individuals may substitute wording appropriate to their own spiritual beliefs for the word “God.”

GSUSA Official Blog: provides links to sexually explicit and pro-abortion content. The blog recently linked to Marie Claire (which has received accolades from Planned Parenthood on its reproductive rights and its work against the Catholic church on contraception and abortion issues), AlterNet, iVillage and in 2012 to Jezebel.com in an article titled “OMFG There’s a New Girls Scouts Cookie” with links to sexually explicit and graphic content as well as abortion mad-libs (Materials prior to 2012: removed after recent “cookie-cotts”).

Media Matters: extremely liberal defender of Planned Parenthood, promoted to girls as the truest source of news information (as shown in the Girl Scouts Cadette workbook).

Stayteen.org: refers all teen pregnancy concerns to Planned Parenthood, endorsed by the Girl Scouts website.

Real Life Real Talk: Planned Parenthood lists partner organizations, including Girls Scouts as outlined in their newsletter and connects the scouts to “Sex, etc. A Website by Teens, for Teens” portraying explicit and graphic sexual content.

Healthy, Happy & Hot: a booklet published by the International Planned Parenthood Federation provided to the GSUSA at the UN conference. The encourages masturbation, “talking dirty”, hetero- and homosexual intercourse, discusses drunk sex and tells HIV-positive youth it is a violation of their rights to inform sexual partners they are infected.

Promotion of literature that mocked the church and recommendations for R-rated movies to 11-13 year old girls have also been removed because of scrutiny like this and protests from parents.

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PERSONS ENDORSED BY GIRL SCOUTS

Dolores Huerta: a pro-choice “Catholic” and avid abortion rights and Planned Parenthood supporter (having received their highest honor, the Margaret Sanger Award), was honored by “Call to Action” a pro-abortion Catholic dissident group. She also helped defeat California’s notification requirements for minor’s abortions and was promoted as a “Voice for Good” in the required books Your Voice Your World and in Agent of Change. The “Dolores Huerta patch” requirements include visiting www.doloreshuerta.org where girls can find praise for Planned Parenthood and links for “California Latinos for Reproductive Justice,” “Feminist Majority Foundation,” and Ms. Magazine all of which offer support for women’s abortion rights.

Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan: named by GSUSA a “Voice for Good” twice in the book Your Voice Your World. She’s a well-known abortion advocate and founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League (Naral). She is involved with pro-abortion National Organization for Women (NOW) and served as a GSUSA board member for 12 years.

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: established the American Civil Liberties Union which supports the HHS mandate and abortion rights. She and the ACLU named by GSUSA a “Voice for Good” in Your Voice Your World. She served as the national chairman for the Communist Party and was arrested, charged, and convicted for conspiracy to overthrow the US government.

Gloria Steinem: presented to girls as a woman’s rights activist who started the “Story of Sisterhood.” She is a staunch abortion rights advocate and a promoter of Planned Parenthood where she stated at its 75th anniversary, “There’s no group or organization I would rather celebrate than Planned Parenthood.”

Anna Maria ChavezCurrent Girl Scouts CEO, a pro-abortion advocate mentored by Geraldine Ferraro, also a keynote speaker for NOW-inspired Women’s Equality Day.

Timothy HigdonCurrent Chief of External Affairs, homosexual rights advocate, executive of the pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Amnesty International.

Joshua Ackley

Joshua Ackley: Chief Representative, Blogger and Girl Scouts chaperone to UN event. Founder of “Dead Betties” a gay punk bandrecently re-united, with videos depicting images of masturbation, prostitution and violence against women. Some song titles include “Hellevator,” “Terror Teacher,” “Sick Days are for Sex,” “Cock Rock,” “Slim Fast and Heroine.”

Deborah NakatomiCurrent board member, supporter of Asians & Pacific Islanders for LGBT Rightsinternational commissioner to the pro-abortion WAGGGS, introduced the “Get Real” program which promotes comprehensive sex education and contraception.

Deb TaftCurrent Senior VP Fund Development, active homosexual rights advocate, fundraiser host for homosexual rights group Human Rights Campaign, empowering youth to defend LGBT campaign.

Marie Wilson: honored at a GSUSA 2008 event, founder of the Reproductive Rights Coalition and Organizing Fund, Defends funding for Planned Parenthoodcriticizing Pro-Life position.

Pam Smallwood: named “Woman of Distinction” for girls to emulate, had a 30 year Planned Parenthood career, 10 years as CEO.

Beverly Todd Nolteappointed as council leader over 11,000 Girl Scout members, former vice president of marketing and lobbyist for Planned Parenthood, defender of a program informing teens on how to bypass Nebraska’s parental notification law.

Emily Cain: received the Girl Scouts Juliette Award, in favor of Planned Parenthood’s abortion issues 100% of the time, an active GLBT ally speaker.

Annise Parker: a 2011 convention speaker, presided over the opening of one of the largest Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, lesbian partner to the treasurer of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): GSUSA recently reached out to GLAAD with this statement, “If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout” after GSUSA accepted a “transgender” 7-year-old into the Colorado GSUSA troop.

Here is a glimpse of what they stand for:

EVENTS SUPPORTED BY GIRL SCOUTS

World Thinking Day:

  • WAGGGS main fundraising event.
  • February 22, GSUSA instructed to participate in activities and projects with fellow WAGGGS.
  • Girlscouts.org provides a World Thinking Day Tour that connects girls to various WAGGGS websites, such as “Sex is Love, Do it Safely! Don’t be Silly, Wrap your Willy!” an HIV presentation.
  • Encourages girls to make donations to WAGGGS in support of their mission.
  • GSUSA contributes to WAGGGS by making donations to the Juliette Lowe World Friendship Fund ($100,000 annually).
  • GSUSA also allocates tens of thousands from the JLWFF to many other WAGGGS related expenditures each year (as per tax return).

Who's Really Behind Girl Scout Cookies

AWARDS GIVEN BY GIRL SCOUTS

Safety Badge: part of the requirement is visiting KidsHealth.com which promotes Planned Parenthood.

Participation Badge: (recently removed after receiving many complaints) part of the requirement encourages scouts to read the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) that denies parents the right to limit their child’s access to explicit materials.

Global Action Award: (earned through WAGGGS) leaders are told to emphasize to the girls that they are a part of the 10 million strong WAGGGS all working together to achieve the same important goals; suggested activities: learning about adolescent/teen pregnancies, and educating others about HIV/AIDS.

AIDS Badge: (earned through WAGGGS) girls are encouraged to develop a display about condoms (where they can be purchased, steps and demonstration of correct use, provide free condoms) or develop a role play in which a couple discusses the use of condom during sex, and visit a local organization providing education for pregnancy prevention and treatment of STDs (e.g. Planned Parenthood).

FIGHT OR FLIGHT

“Train up a child the way the way she should go, and when she is older she will not depart from it.”  ~Proverbs 22:6

As Christians and as parents it is our responsibility to ensure that our children are in the world but not of it. We are to protect their innocence and promote Godly values. We need to protect the sanctity of life and the beauty of sexual morality. We need to either take a stand and fight for real purity and honest integrity within the Girl Scouts and its chosen affiliates or we need to remove our devotion and dedication to the Godless entity.

So are your Girl Scout cookie cravings under control? What will you allow to fill your spirit, mind, and body?

They enjoyed the sweet taste of wickedness, letting it melt under their tongue. ~Job 20:12

For documented and verifiable records please visit the following websites:

Former Clinic Director of Planned Parenthood: AbbyJohnson.org

Family Watch International: 100 Questions for the Girl Scouts

Parents for Life: Girl Scouts Why Not

Former Girl Scouts of 8 years: Speak Now Girl Scouts

 

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 at the bottom of 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.  (Those who live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania may want to attend this rally as well.)

Trenton Rally for Life

Please note:  Rally will start promptly at 11:00 a.m.  Please plan to arrive on time and dress according to weather conditions.

Bus Information

A bus has been scheduled from Piscataway in Middlesex County to the Trenton rally.  See information on rally flyer. Also, a bus is scheduled from Glen Rock in Bergen County  Contact the organizer at this link: Rally for Life 1.22.2020

Please check back with us periodically or call our office during regular business hours for additional bus information 732 562 0562

Other Rally events:

Fellowship Capital City Church is honored to support the Rally for Life on January 22nd. Please see below for the details.

Ecumenical Pro-Life Service 

  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM
  • Trenton War Memorial Theater: Lafayette Street Entrance
  • 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, 08608
  • Shuttle over to the Rally for Life available for those needing assistance

Stay Warm at the Rally for Life

  • Please stop by our table for free hot chocolate and hand/foot warmers

Rally for Life Warmup Lunch 

  • Free hot lunch immediately following the Rally
  • Trenton War Memorial Theater: Lafayette Street Entrance
  • 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, 08608 (two blocks from Rally)
  • Pro-Life Apologetics: Presenting a Compelling Case for Life
  • Learn how to leverage truth and logic to persuade others to the Pro-Life position

Pastor Brennan Coughlin

Fellowship Capital City Church

945 West State Street (offices)

Trenton, NJ 08618

609.304.9302

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You are Invited to a Benefit Dinner to Support Guiding Star at the Shores on February 6th

Guiding Star at the ShoreGuiding Star at the Shores is holding their annual dinner to benefit ‘pregnant women with LIFE AFFIRMING choices through education, counseling, ultrasounds, OBGYN services and whatever else is needed to support and love her in her time of need.’  

The dinner takes place at  The Carriage House, 25 South Pitney Road, Galloway, NJ 08205 on February 6th from 6:00 – 8:15 pm.  The keynote speaker is Leah Jacobson, the founder of The Guiding Star Project.

Although there is no cost for the dinner, you must register to attend.  Please use the link below for more information  and to register for this event.

Guiding Star at the Shores Benefit Dinner Information

 

Additional Events Hosted by Priests for Life in DC and West Coast

The following is from an email blast sent out by Fr. Frank Pavone. Accommodate these events if you’re attending the March for Life or Walk of Life.

Here are the main events – for more details and exact event locations see www.PriestsForLife.org/MarchForLife.

Washington, DC

Wednesday, January 22: 7:00-8:00 pm: Pro-life Candle Light Prayer Vigil at the steps of the Supreme Court

Thursday, January 23: 9:00-11:00 am: Prayerful protest at Planned Parenthood killing center

Friday, January 24: 8:30-10:30 am: National Prayer Service at DAR Constitution Hall

Friday, January 24: 2:30 pm (approx.): Once the marchers begin to reach the Supreme Court, Silent No More Awareness Campaign testimonies begin

Priests for Life will have our exhibit booth at the March for Life Exhibit Hall at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel on Thursday, January 23. We will be booth numbers 118, 120 and 122.

 

San Francisco: Saturday, January 25

8:00-9:30 am: Prayerful protest at Planned Parenthood killing center

8:30-9:30 am: Fr. Frank on the steps of St. Mary’s Cathedral greeting people before the 9:30 am Mass

10:45 am-12:15 pm: Silent No More Awareness Campaign testimonies

12:30 – 1:30 pm- Walk for Life Rally. Fr. Frank Pavone will deliver a keynote address during the rally regarding the political responsibility of the pro-life movement.

Once again this year Priests for Life is offering pro-life products free of charge for buses traveling to the March for Life in DC. Our 2020 bus kit includes two videos we’ve made especially for the buses – one for the ride to DC and one for the ride going back. The kit also includes prayer cards and books. The bus kit can be requested by the bus captain or a designated representative at www.PriestsForLife.org/BusKit. Please place your order no later than January 10.

Michelle Williams vs Leah Darrow

The talk of the town in the past two days has been Michelle Williams. Truthfully, Rick Gervais deserves a Golden Globe for his epic speech to scare the elite liberals of Hollywood.

One speech that has offended many women that evening came from actress Michelle Williams. In her acceptance speech, she cowardly made the false correlation between her professional decisions and her personal decisions claiming that “Because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice.” She continues, “I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making and not just a series of events that happened to me, but one that I could stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over—sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise, but one that I had carved with my own hand. And I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose: to choose when to have my children, and with whom.”

Clearly, this line is in the guise of a woman’s right to choose an abortion to fulfill a selfish need. I beg to answer the question that has she ever met women who once had an abortion and later in life regretting that fateful decision that has left them scarred, broken, and filled with a hole in their heart.

Leah Darrow

Leah Darrow

A woman that I believe Williams can learn from is a former runway model who is now an evangelist and sought-after speaker, Leah Darrow. Like Williams, Darrow is a celebrity. She was a contestant for America’s Next Top Model. She recalled how she had a road to Damascus experience, which led her back to the Catholic Church. She shares more about it also in her ground-breaking book, The Other Side of Beauty.

After hearing about the news of Williams and ready to give birth to her fifth child, Leah took it to Instagram to slam Michelle Williams for not only her speech but also how being a mom does not keep women from achieving their dreams. Instead, Leah shares the fact that authentic womanhood makes women better moms every time they give their yes to life.

As of today, Leah is now a proud mom of five beautiful children and the wife of a veteran and firefighter. Leah’s “yes” can teach women that choosing to be a mother to one, two, or even fifteen children does not derail us from our dreams and ambitions. Rather, you are willing to sacrifice the things of the world for the sake of your salvation and your family.

The things of the world cannot help you make achievements. Instead, they leave a deeper hole in our hearts. God calls us to something that is bigger than what the world proposes. He calls us to love those around us and to sacrifice the things that give us pleasure for his greater glory.

On behalf of Voices for Life, we congratulate Leah Darrow and her family on the birth of Valor Joseph who was born on the feast of the epiphany. We thank you for your testimony and hope you inspire other women to follow Christ and her mother by saying “yes” to his will.