For the longest time, Democrats for Life of America have made sure that abortion was the topic in every given debate while encouraging pro-life democrats to run for public office to change the status quo in their own party. They even questioned one presidential candidate about his stance on the issue during the 2020 race.
On Tuesday the organization paid that price as they learned that they were canceled by a liberal restaurant called Busboys and Poets. They were scheduled to sue their venue for a meetup breakfast on the morning of march prior to the call of cancellation.
What is more staggering is Busboys and Poets hold events from time to time for Planned Parenthood and the owner does not understand Democrats for Life’s “stance on abortion”.
This stunt comes just 10 days before their scheduled event. Why cancel them now yet will go overboard for a notorious industry murdering African American babies in the womb daily?
As we are two weeks from the National March for Life in Washington, DC, there are some important updates. With the controversial proof of vaccination at the door coming to the scene at restaurants across the country, especially taking effect in DC on January 15th, we will outline updates on the front of the annual event. As of now, the rally is still on. We will continue to monitor the situation.
MARCH FOR LIFE EXPO
Due to the proof of vaccination proof, the expo held on the 20th and 21st will be canceled. Read more here.
EDIT: National March Catholic Speed Dating All Ages 21&Up
National March Catholic Speed Dating All Ages 21 & Up is 12 Noon to 2PM Eastern Time in person Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at Crafthouse Arlington, 901 N. Glebe Road #105 in Arlington (10-15 minute train ride from DC to the Ballston-MU stop). No vaccine proof is required though masks are likely required when not sitting. By Train: 10-15 minute train ride from DC to Arlington on the silver and orange lines to the Ballston-MU stop. From the Ballston-MU stop, take a left onto the street off the escalator, walk three blocks and you’ll see the Marymount University building, then look to your left and you’ll see Crafthouse Arlington ~ ADDRESS: 901 N Glebe Rd #105, Arlington, VA 22203 ~ PHONE: 571-483-0421. Ask for the National March Catholic Speed Dating. Payment in advance is required online for the $30 price at the All States rectangle tab at www.DenverCatholicSpeedDate.com; Or pay $40 cash or check only at the door or by $40 to Venmo to @Anna-Basquez if paying after 11am 1/20/22. Cost includes heavy appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks like sodas/teas/lemonades only. Alcohol is extra and on your separate tab. All Ages: everyone meets everyone for a brief time but those paid in advance can submit their age to be kept private to BasquezA@aol.com so we can start them in the right section.
Before the March January 20th
If planning to arrive the day before, there will be a peaceful rally outside of Planned Parenthood at 9 AM 1225 Fourth Street NE Washington, DC 20002.
The Opening vigil Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Mass begins at 5:30PM. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Holy Hour will follow at 7:30 PM.
Closing Mass for Life will be at 8 AM.
Prayer Service 8:30 AM at DAR Constitution Hall
Pre-March Rally/Concert 11:30 AM. The rally begins at noon
The March commences at 1 PM and ends at 4 PM.
Traditional Latin Mass for Nellie Gray will take place, St. Mary Mother of God, 727 Fifth Street, NW at 3:30 PM.
March for Life Rose Dinner Renaissance Hotel 999 9th St NW at 6 PM. Fr. Mike Schmitz will be the guest speaker.
National Pro-Life Summit hosted by Students for Life of America. Omni Shoreham Hotel 2500 Calvert Street from 9 AM to 5:30 PM. Visit here to register for the event. Dr. Monique Ruberu, Damon Owens, and Toni McFadden will be speaking at the event.
More updates will become available. Please plan accordingly.
As everyone is celebrating Christmas liturgically, I manage to do something that others have already done and that is to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life”. This may offend my mom since she was never fond of the movie, but that is okay.
Now, in its 75th year, the movie has time and time again made a central point about the message of life.
“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” Clarence
In the movie, George Bailey hits a breaking point asking that he was never been born. When an angel named Clarence comes to intervene, Geroge discovers what life is when he is not around. As George watches all of the things he accomplished during his life, he sees the dark and tragic alternative when he never existed. One pivotal moment is the dream home him and his wife would live in and grow a life together as he revisits that same house that is deserted and abandoned. Another is the gravesite of his brother Harry who in his reality won the Medal of Honor for saving countless lives in the Pacific Theater of Wolrd wear II. Geroge saved his brother from drowning when they were boys.
Clarence ensures George that he has lived a wonderful life and that he must continue to live it despite his failures.
“Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.” Clarence
In the end, life is worth living and there is so much it can teach us. Never take it for granted.
While the film flopped during its initial release in 1946, the movie still has pivotal moment that all life is precious.
In the end, Clarence delivers a hand-written message to George after being sparred from a suicide attempt to
It was the Saturday before Christmas and the sidewalks of both abortion facilities saw a sidewalk full of peaceful, loving prayer warriors covering both denominations
Philadelphia Women’s Center
Regular vigil participants were graced with the [presence of 75 high school and college students from Philly Mission Youth who started their morning outside of the biggest murder center in Philadelphia that is not affiliate with Planned Parenthood.
They prayed the rosary, offered free help for women during their hour of great need, and sung some Christmas carols.
Meanwhile, the Helpers’ of God’s Precious Infants were able to be present outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City. They offered their vigil in memory of Sandy Slater and Kevin Andre, two pro-life activists who died this month.
The Helpers were graced by Sidewalk Servants and Abolish Abortion groups alike. They were met with some jeers and even escorts mocking pro-lifers, yet they kept the faith.
One sidewalk advocate from Abolish Abortion offered help to a couple that went inside the facility while another held a conversation with people who were curious at their presence.
Sadly, lives were scheduled to die at both places. We can only hope that the presence of these peaceful, loving people stir the conscience of patients, volunteers, and workers of both places that life in the womb has value and is worthy of protecting.
This past weekend we celebrated two Peace in the Womb Caroling Events in Northeast Philadelphia and Warminster, PA. On Friday, a group of us gathered outside the Planned Parenthood in Warminster, PA to sing in celebration of the birth of Jesus while also keeping in mind those babies whose lives were about to be taken from them. While there we witnessed a couple in the parking lot who were about to go inside. A few of the long-time pro-life supporters spoke to the couple. It seems the man wanted the abortion but the woman was hesitant. They ended up driving off, only to return a little later. Please keep this couple and their child in your prayers. Maybe they stayed or maybe they still had not come to a final decision and left again. On a brighter note, we heard that a woman who had changed her mind while at the site in the fall is now doing well and is expecting her baby in the Spring. Please keep her and her child in your prayers also for a healthy and joy-filled life together.
On Saturday, our Northeast Philadelphia pro-life group joined together in song outside the Planned Parenthood on Comly Road. There was the usual Saturday traffic going into this facility. Who knows if our presence (and our singing) changed anyone’s mind before going through with a scheduled abortion. But it was an opportunity for us to join together and remember that the holiday is about the birth of Christ and the peace and joy He had hoped for the world.
These caroling events are sponsored by the Pro-Life Action League. If anyone reading this blog is interested in coordinating this event in your community next year, contact info is noted below.
So much of Christmas is over-orchestrated. This event is beautiful in its simplicity. There is no practice, no instruments, no RSVPing. You just show up outside of an abortion clinic and raise your voice to celebrate the season and hopefully, provide a note of peace within the walls of violence.
This week, Elon Musk, a billionaire and CEO of Tesla, stunned reporters in a Wall Street Journal interview that depopulation is the problem. He pointed to the low birth rates as it should serve as a grave concern.
His solution to the problem is for families to have more children. He even goes on to dispel the overpopulation myth bounced around from colleagues like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, et al.
When asked why he has six children, Musk told the reporter that he “wants to set a good example”.
Musk’s comment is a breath of fresh air. It is a reminder that you can be a wealthy person, and must still maintain your sanity.
We hope more people would follow Musk’s lead to grow their families.
The Sisters of Life have some exciting events that will get us into the Christmas Spirit. Who loves them? I’m sure you do.
Mass in Honor of the Ordination of John Cardinal O’Connor The sisters will have a Mass on the anniversary of the ordination of their founder, Cardinal John O’Connor. This will happen on Wednesday, December 15, at 6:30 PM at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral.
Christmas CarolingIn The City
The Sisters of Life invite you to join them in Christmas Caroling in Center City. Meet them at the Basilica at 5PM. They will go to Love Park and City Hall. There will be confessions, hot chocolate, and cookies
The Sisters of Life will have a Mass and social in thanksgiving for their co-workers for life. This will take place in St. Mary Magdalene in Media.
“When my parents discovered they were expecting four children at once, their doctors tried to pressure them into ‘reducing’ to twins.”
The following story by Maria Gallagher was published in Life News. She is the Legislative Directorand Political Action Committee Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.
Once, while scrolling through my emails, I came upon a fascinating find.
It was a message from a man named Michael.
Michael came to his pro-life convictions naturally. You see, he is a quadruplet.
I will let Michael take up the story from there:
“When my parents discovered they were expecting four children at once, their doctors tried to pressure them into ‘reducing’ to twins.
“To the medical system, the lives of my brothers and me didn’t count—literally—unless our parents chose to carry us to term. And twins were ‘less risky’ for the doctors and the hospitals than quadruplets were.”
But Michael’s parents were convinced that all four of their children deserved a chance at life. Michael says that, despite scare tactics, “including telling my mother that she and all four of us would die if they didn’t choose abortion, my parents’ faith and belief in the equality of unborn life led them to protect us all.”
Michael’s parents dismissed the pro-abortion doctors and searched for new ones who truly respected the gift of life.
The result? All four babies were born safely, without any complications or health issues.
Michael added, “Knowing that I was only born because of my parents’ commitment to valuing all life, and willingness to put their lives on the line for those beliefs, I’ve always considered it my responsibility to defend unborn children. My right to life shouldn’t have depended on parents who would hold to their beliefs in the face of immense pressure from the medical system, and other children shouldn’t lose their lives because their parents lack those beliefs.”
So I would like to salute Michael’s family and all families of multiples who bravely rejected a doctor’s pressure to abort their precious offspring. The world is a better place with you in it!