Special Books by Special Kids

“We’ve had messages telling me that he should be killed…that I should have never had him in the first place…that he’s a drain on society…I think Harry’s purpose is just to show people the beauty of a soul.”

This is a statement of a mom of a child with Goldenhar syndrome and autism.  She is one of hundreds of people interviewed by Chris Ulmer for his non-profit organization, Special Books by Special Kids.

Special Books by Special Kids is an organization whose goal is inclusion for everyone – specifically the disabled and special needs.  It started with a classroom teacher who wanted to connect with his students with various disabilities including autism, traumatic brain injury and speech apraxia.  The teacher, Chris Ulmer, later went onto filming children with disabilities and their families and posting the videos on You Tube and Facebook.  He engages with these kids as just kids and they respond to this.  He and they wanted to teach us all what true inclusion looks like.

Some of the stories are heartbreaking as I put myself in the place of these parents.  But every single video I have viewed shows parents and/or guardians that are more than up to the task and in fact, are thankful for the blessing of being able to care for these children.

Honestly, it is one of the most uplifting sites on Facebook.  These videos reinforce the fact that all life is precious and that we should not devalue any life.  In fact, one of the participants in this video project who was born with a large facial birthmark states that nothing is wrong with her – she is just different.  Another child with disfiguring scars from a house fire states “I think every human in this world has worth and interest and value.” 

Please consider viewing the website and the Facebook page.  Chris Ulmer’s enthusiasm as he talks to and plays with these children is so hopeful and encouraging.  And these parents (biological or adoptive) are determined advocates for acceptance and inclusion, and believe their families are richer for having these children in their midst.

Group Tour – Legacy of Life



Greetings ProLife Friends!

The Legacy of Life Foundation on-site tour is back and we would love it if you joined us on Thursday, July 22, at  6 pm at our Bucks County location! It has been a long road since March 2020 when the entire world went on lock-down and we are so excited to be able to have you and new guests come for a tour.  Bring a prolife friend!  Bring that person who might not really know what the Legacy of Life Foundation does.  You will meet staff, visit our new building and hear all about what is new with us!    Please  join us in spreading the message of the Legacy of Life Foundation 
so we can save lives and transform families together! On-site tour of our Bucks County location July 22 at 6 PM  Please register by email or call Keriann 215-788-4051 ✧Keriann@legacyoflifefoundation.org 

*Address will be given upon registration*

Fauci Funded Research With Body Parts From Viable, Healthy Babies Killed in Abortions

Unbeknownst to most Americans, their tax dollars are funding these disturbing, unethical abortion practices.

Everything you’ve read or heard about Anthony Fauci is much worse than you can imagine. Below is a disturbing Life News article by Micaiah Bilger. It concerns Fauci and the unethical gruesome practice of harvesting baby body parts post abortion.

Anthony Fauci’s agency is using American tax dollars to fund unethical experiments with body parts from potentially viable, healthy aborted babies.

Fauci, Joe Biden’s chief medical officer, also leads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

A new investigation by the Daily Wire found that Fauci’s agency supported a study at the University of California-San Francisco that used organs from 18 to 23 week aborted babies to study bacterial growth.

The study “Viable bacterial colonization is highly limited in the human intestine in utero” was published in February 2020 in the journal “Nature Medicine.”

According to the study, researchers used “donated” intestine, kidneys, spleens and lymph nodes from aborted babies at 18 to 23 weeks gestation. The babies’ organs came from the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the study noted.

The babies’ organs “were collected by a single operator using sterile tools within 10 minutes of termination procedure and placed into sterile containers” and then “transported in media on ice and processed within 2 hours after collection,” according to the study.

The researchers acknowledged several sources of taxpayer funding that they used to conduct their study, including a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grant from which the university used $113,727 since 2017 (Grant No. F31 AI136336), the Daily Wire reports. Other taxpayer-funded grants came from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.

Life News continues here

Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia: Volunteers Urgently Needed

The Frankford Family Life Center needs volunteers right now and throughout the summer! 

Click the button below and look under the banner where you will find a section titled, “Volunteers Urgently Needed!” The descriptions and requirements for the positions we need assistance with can be found there! If you feel called to serve in one of these positions please email cpinto@prolifeunion.org. The most urgent need right now is for the Summer Meals Program. All positions are flexible with shifts. 

Thank You!

View Position Descriptions Here

Haven’t heard of the Frankford Family Life Center? In partnership with Catholic Social Services we are opening a family life center in Frankford, Philadelphia. The Center is up and running and already serving over 60 women and their families. There will be an official opening in October! 

 

Please Join a Peaceful Pro-Life Prayer Walk on the Boardwalk to Stop S3030 Friday, July 16th

Boardwalk

 

from New Jersey Right to Life 

Please join our Coalition of Pro-Life groups for a Peaceful Pro-Life Prayer Walk on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk to stop S3030, the horribly misnamed NJ Reproductive Freedom Act.    Details are listed below.

Date: Friday, July 16, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Seaside Heights Boardwalk

1515 Ocean Terrace

Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Please bring your children.  Babies in strollers welcome! This is not a protest or rally.   We will be walking along the Boardwalk and peacefully educating the public about S3030, something the biased media will not do.  

Details: Meet at the Boardwalk entrance at the intersection of Heiring Avenue and Ocean Terrace Avenue.  Use 1515 Ocean Terrace Avenue for GPS location. Limited parking is available on the street for $2 per hour.  An abundance of parking is available in nearby private lots that range from $10-$15 for the day.

Update on S3030/A4848:  The Legislature will not meet again until after the November 2nd election.  However, this is no time for complacency, since we know Governor Murphy and Planned Parenthood are plotting right now to get this passed in the lame duck session.   

It is vitally important that you continue to contact your 3 state legislators and urge them to vote No on this bill.  Ask for a sit-down meeting with them and ask for a firm commitment in writing that they will vote No if the bill is scheduled for a vote. Please be polite but persistent.

You can search in your municipality for your 3 legislators HERE or you can call the Office of Legislative Services at 1-800-792-8630 during regular business hours and provide your town and county.  

Also, please persist in contacting Senator Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. Thank them for NOT advancing S3030/A4848 up to this present time, and urge them to continue to refrain from posting S3030/A4848 for a hearing or vote in the lame duck session or in the future. Their contact information is listed below.  

Senate President Stephen Sweeney

email:  SenSweeney@njleg.org

Twitter:  @SenatorSweeney

Senator Stephen M. Sweeney       

District Office:  935 Kings Highway, Suite 400, West Deptford, NJ 08086  (856) 251-9801
District Office:  199 East Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite G, Salem, NJ 08079  (856) 339-0808

Church Holds Worship Services Outside Planned Parenthood to Save Babies From Abortion

Recently, the ministry began holding services outside abortion facilities in other states, including Tennessee and Georgia.

Below is a Life News article by Micaiah Bilger concerning The Church at Planned Parenthood holding worship services in front of the abortion site.

Planned Parenthood is trying to permanently stop a church from holding worship services outside its abortion facility in Spokane, Washington.

On Friday, Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho asked a Spokane County Superior Court judge for a permanent injunction against The Church at Planned Parenthood, KREM News 2 reports.

The abortion chain claims the pro-life ministry has been violating a temporary injunction that a judge issued in 2020 and “interfering with patients’ access to healthcare,” according to the report.

However, leaders of The Church at Planned Parenthood say they are not protesters. Their purpose is to worship God and pray for repentance “of our blood guiltiness in this abortion holocaust.” Prior to the judge’s order, hundreds of people would gather to worship outside the abortion facility in Spokane, according to the local news.

Planned Parenthood and Legal Voice filed a lawsuit against the church last year. They claimed the pro-life Christians are bullying patients and staff and interfering with Planned Parenthood’s work.

In their request Friday, they told a judge that staff, patients and neighbors have seen pro-lifers violate the temporary injunction order, according to the local news. They also accused the Spokane Police Department of not enforcing a city noise ordinance.

Life News report continues

Happy 4th of July

July 4th

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Thomas Jefferson

by Mickey Kelly

Those words can be no further from the truth in the 21st Century. Even our founding fathers knew that right to life cannot be infringed. Sadly, that has been the case from Roe V Wade to scandals surrounding covid-19 positive patients in nursing homes and everything in between. Life is being infringed because statesmen, lawyers, judges, doctors, and even wealthy people can play God.

Our founding fathers risked their lives for giving up our freedom. Today, it is pushed to the back burner due to political correctness and even the popularity of marxist ideologies among younger people. 20% of Americans do not even know one signer of the Declaration of Independence, yet they can tell you about Che Guevara.

Let us never forget why we celebrate Independence Day. It’s more than BBQ, beach excursions, and fireworks. It is a day we celebrate America becoming a nation under God. Ronald Reagan once made the remark that if America forgets that their nation is under God, they will falter. He was right.

Our nation is so divided. We need to ask God to pour out his precious blood over our land and plead for him to heal it.

Suggestions To Celebrate the 4th

  1. Pray the Patriotic Rosary. Substitute the quotes with a reflection or scripture
  2. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Offer it for the intention of the restoration of faith in America for every state. Example: Have mercy on Pennsylvania and on the whole world.
  3. Read the Declaration of Independence
  4. Learn about the Catholic roots of the Declaration of Independence
  5. Educate your family, friends, and even neighbors on the importance of life being an inalienable right.
  6. Offer communion, mass, and even Holy Hour for the reparations made against America.

On behalf of the Voices for Life team, we want to wish our fellow Americans a safe and blessed Independence Day Weekend.

May God Bless and Save America

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD” Psalm 33:12

NC Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Abortions Based on Down Syndrome, Race and Sex

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“The message sent by this veto is that some human life is more valuable than others based on immutable characteristics.”

My family recently gathered at a restaurant to celebrate my oldest daughter’s birthday. As we were nearing the end of our meal, two small boys, followed by their mother, approached our table. One of the boys had Down Syndrome. His mom told us his father died recently. As he passed by our table, I smiled at him. He gave me a big hug as I whispered in his ear that his daddy was in heaven with Jesus. He whispered in my ear, “I know” and gave me a kiss on my cheek. This child blessed me as he expressed his personal connection with Jesus with a hug, kiss and two words, “I know”. This chance meeting was truly a blessing and a divine encounter. Terry Noble, Voices for Life

Below is a Christian Post article by Michael Gryboski concerning North Carolina’s governor’s veto of legislation protecting unborn babies from abortion based on downs syndrome, race or sex.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that, among other things, would have prohibited abortions from being performed because an unborn baby has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Last Friday, Cooper announced that he vetoed House Bill 453, also known as the “Human Life Nondiscrimination Act,” arguing that the bill is unconstitutional. The bill would have made it illegal in the Tar Heel State to perform abortions based on innate characteristics, such as race, sex or genetic characteristics, including any genetic abnormalities.

“This bill gives the government control over what happens and what is said in the exam room between a woman and her doctor at a time she faces one of the most difficult decisions of her life,” the Democrat governor said in a statement.

“This bill is unconstitutional and it damages the doctor-patient relationship with an unprecedented government intrusion.”

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore, a Republican, took exception to the veto. 

“Gender, race, and disability are protected classes in most other contexts. Why should we allow the unborn to be discriminated against for these same traits?” Moore said in a statement

“The message sent by this veto is that some human life is more valuable than others based on immutable characteristics.”

Christian Post article continues here

PA Department of Health Issued Deficiency Reports to Warminster Planned Parenthood and PPSP West Chester Health Center

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued deficiency reports to Warminster Planned Parenthood in Bucks County and PPSP West Chester Health Center in Chester County.

Warminster PP was cited for violating section 3205 Informed Consent. The following is an excerpt from that report:

3205 Informed Consent

(2) At least 24 hours prior to the abortion, the physician who is to perform the abortion or the referring physician, or a qualified physician assistant, health care practitioner, technician or social worker to whom the responsibility has been delegated by either physician, has informed the pregnant woman that:

(i) The department publishes printed materials which describe the unborn child and list agencies which offer alternatives to abortion and that she has a right to review the printed materials and that a copy will be provided to her

Based on review of policy, medical records (MR) and staff interview (EMP), it was determined the facility failed to ensure the required 24 hour parental informed consent was received prior to the termination of a pregnancy in one of seventeen pediatric medical records reviewed (MR6).

Click on the link below to view the full report by the PA Department of Health issued to Warminster Planned Parenthood on March 11, 2021.

2567-L Report (pa.gov)

SSPS West Chester was cited for violating the PA State requirement that only qualified physicians perform abortions. Below is an excerpt from that requirement.

29.33(3) Requirements for Abortion

Abortions shall be performed only by a physician who possesses the requisite professional skill and competence as determined and approved by the medical facility in accordance with appropriate procedures. This REGULATION is not met as evidenced by....

Click on link below to read the complete deficiency report dated May 4, 2021.

2567-L Report (pa.gov)

June To-Do List

Happy June to everyone.

Schools will soon be out for the summer. Students will be enjoying a few long weeks of their much-anticipated summer break.

Sadly, there is still work that must be done. Here is a list of things you can do to continue being pro-life during the hot, hazy, days of summer.

  1. Pray outside of abortion facilities near you. Be sure to do it when you’re traveling.
  2. Volunteer at a local pregnancy center
  3. Collect maternity items and donate them to pro-life groups. Some may have a list through Amazon of the items they are in need of.
    1. Here’s an ongoing effort.
  4. Hand out St. Joseph prayer cards on Father’s Day to all of the fathers.
  5. Check on the elderly.
    1. Buy their groceries and offer to pick them up.
    2. Run errands for them
  6. Be sure to remember those getting married, graduating, or recently welcomed to the faith by supporting some pro-life business people and authors. See my previous blog for information.
  7. Offer to watch children if single moms have work or other things planned.
  8. Continue to share the pro-life message on social media.
  9. Read some pro-life-themed books.
  10. Attend a retreat or pro-life conference (in-person events are coming back, so you may want to take advantage of it).
  11. Hold a Holy Hour for Life at your church
  12. Recruit new people for your respect life committee at your church.
  13. Fundraise for pregnancy resource centers
    1. Host a dance party event
    2. Have a beer and beef event
    3. Host a screening of a recent pro-life movie, especially Roe v. Wade

We hope you have a great month of June. Be ready to stand for life.