Thankful for Life: A Thanksgiving Reflection

For many of us who look at the calendar, we realize that there is a holiday that is often times overlooked because of Christmas commercials and even decorations at many retailers.

The holiday in America has had its origins since 1565 when Spaniards settling in St. Augustine, FL celebrated mass on September 8th 1565 and it later followed with a feast with Seminole tribe. Evidently they even ate alligators.

Under George Washington, he designated a day of thanks. It was only until  Abraham Lincoln designated the last Thursday of November as a national holiday during the American Civil War.

Thanksgiving may be a time to gobble up on turkey and watch football. However,  the holiday has a deeper meaning than that.

The holiday gives us an opportunity to give thanks for what we have, especially the gifts bestowed upon each of us.

Have you taken that opportunity to thank God for family, friends, our faith, and even the gift of life?

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for so many things, but the most important thing is the gift of life. Without this precious gift, I would not be here. I have a purpose in life and I thrive to find out that purpose as I continue to make a difference.

Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. May God bless you and your loved ones.

“And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

Americans want abortion clinics held to same medical standards as hospitals — Tom Shakely

Earlier this year we commissioned an Americans United for Life/YouGov national poll in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signing late-term abortion into law in New York, and we found that a supermajority of self-identified pro-choice Americans oppose New York-style late-term abortion. And earlier this month we released another Americans United for Life/YouGov national poll in…

via Americans want abortion clinics held to same medical standards as hospitals — Tom Shakely

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer for all our Faithful Followers

A prayer for Thanksgiving

The staff of Voices for Life  wish all our faithful followers a very happy Thanksgiving Day.

Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues through the many postings on our blog and other social media sites.

We cover issues from conception until natural death, as well as all family life issues. 

We are a Christian publication which puts Christ at the forefront of our battle against the source of all the evils in our society. 

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.

We are a voice for the unborn, the handicapped, the elderly, the disabled, family values and for all God’s children whose lives are in peril.

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“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” – Albert Einstein

Live Action’s Inaugural “Life Awards” Gala Honored Defenders of Preborn Children

 

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Alison Centofante, Director of External Relations forwarded the following report about the successful inaugural Live Action Awards Gala in Los Angeles, California. 

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The Inaugural Live Action Life Awards Gala was held on November 16th, and thanks to all who were able to support and attend, we filled the Historic Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles, California with over 550 pro-life leaders from California and across the country!

We chose Los Angeles for this gala to make a statement: if we can change hearts and minds on abortion here, we can change hearts and minds anywhere. And we are changing hearts and minds in Los Angeles and across the country.

Our gala united pro-life leaders from across the country to make it clear abortion is the most urgent human rights abuse of our time – and it must end.

We honored outspoken pro-life champions Ben Shapiro, Ben and Kirsten Watson, and Gianna Jessen with Live Action’s first Life Awards for their work and dedication in the pro-life movement.

The Life Awards Gala honors these individuals and all who are fighting to end abortion, the greatest human rights abuse of our time.

Live Action President and Founder Lila Rose said of the awardees:

“These pro-life leaders are well-deserving of this year’s Life Awards. Their courageous example is inspiring for all of us as we build a culture that respects vulnerable, preborn life. The pro-life work of Ben Shapiro, Benjamin and Kirsten Watson, and Gianna Jessen touches millions of people, including a huge number of young people who will shape our culture in years to come. We need more outspoken voices like theirs to share the pro-life message about the dignity and worth of preborn children, and the harm that is caused by abortion.”

Special guest Pat Lencioni, president and founder of The Table Group and New York Times best-selling author, also addressed the crowd of over 550 business leaders, organizational leaders, and dedicated pro-life activists encouraging them in their pro-life convictions.

Website: Live Action

 

 

 

Thousands Gathered to Celebrate Life, Honor Courageous Witnesses and Pioneers

Since 1981, pro-lifers from all across the greater Philadelphia area to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and look ahead to recommitting to defend life from conception until natural death as a new year is just mere weeks away. On Sunday evening, 1200 pro-lifers from newborn to great grandparents gathered for a night to remember, connect with other pro-lifers, and celebrating their first inalienable right; life.

This year, the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia area, used the evening to honor award recipients who have chartered authentic healthcare for women, stood tall against the hatred of a state representative, and leading by example on a college campus. Not only did they honor those who were rewarded for their amazing works, but they also took time to recognize the medical students who were in attendance, especially those at Drexel and Thomas Jefferson Universities.

In his open remarks, Fr. Christopher Walsh and Tom Stevens reminded everyone that everything State Rep. Brian Sims said in a viral video when attacking pro-lifers this past spring was all a lie. Pro-lifers continue to do the amazing work in not only caring for babies in the womb, but to also care for the mom and their baby for a lifetime in helping with home economics, job skills, and even their education endeavors.

In addition to the award recipients, the attendees had the opportunity to hear from two amazing speakers. The first was Dr. Monique Ruberu. Dr. Ruberu shared her experience while in residence at Hahnemann University Hospital of how she was forced into taking part in an abortion and she knew from that day that she will never do it again. She encouraged all in attendance to stand tall for their faith and the most vulnerable in our society with her.

The second speaker was Rachel Guy. She thanked everyone for all they do to defend the unborn child.  While in the womb, doctors gave a grim diagnosis to her parents who were encouraged to abort Rachel. Her parents chose life instead. Rachel was born at 1 lb. 2 oz. and became healthy during her five-month stay in the NICU. She founded His Love and Care, a ministry that connects expectant mothers with pro-life OB/GYNs and physicians.

As 2019 draws to a close, this is one of the most amazing events that every pro-lifer from conception to senior citizens look forward to when it’s an opportunity to recommit to fighting for the good in the world and even their faith no matter what our professions are in life.

 

 

Join Us at the Pro-Life Educational Foundation Christmas Party on Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Please join us this year at the Pro-Life Educational Foundation annual Christmas Party at the elegant White Manor Country Club
5:00pm to 8:30pm

White Manor Country Club
831 Providence Road
Malvern, PA 193

Register Now!
(This link will take you to our PayPal site to order your tickets. You can use your credit card if you do not want to use PayPal!
Price is $100 per person.)

Come and celebrate the Christmas season and support a great cause!

Our annual Christmas Party is an important fundraising event for several of the Pro-Life causes in the greater Philadelphia area.

Open Bar, Buffet, Silent Auction, Live Auction.

Spend an evening with great people and start your Christmas Celebration! Bring your friends and family!

Register Now!

If you have any questions or are having trouble registering, please contact David Santoleri at 610-978-1889.

I thank you for your attention and quick response. I look forward to seeing you at White Manor for this wonderful Christmas celebration!

Sincerely,

Teresa Santoleri
David Santoleri
Pro Life Educational Foundation
610-978-1889

 

Eat More Chicken? Or Political Correctness

In nearly two decades, Chick Fil A has been rising to be one of the top fast-food chains in the United States. What sets them apart from other chains like McDonald’s and Burger King is their Christian values such as being closed on Sunday.

In 2012, we will never forget how the organization came out against gay marriage. Some thought it would have the franchise drop from grace. However, it only fueled their profits steadily.

Recently, Chick Fil A announced that it is withdrawing funds from the Salvation Army over controversial issues. Many people thought it was a smack in the face to their loyal customers. However, according to Catholic Stand, Salvation Army has been connected to Planned Parenthood. This is a true controversy as we also approach #GivingTuesday in less than two weeks’ time. Learn about pro-life organizations that are worth giving here

So the question is, do we criticize Chick Fil A for chickening out, or do we hold charities, like the Salvation Army, accountable for supporting a notorious and demonic organization? The choice is yours.

And as a former employee of Chick Fil A who offered you a different take on the news, my pleasure.

March for Life Pilgrimage with Students for Life President

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The following is from the Facebook status of Students for Life President Kristan Mercer Hawkins.

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Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortions, Declare Unborn Babies Human Beings Under Law

“The time for regulating evil and compromise is over,” Ohio State Rep. Candace Keller 

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Micaiah Bilger of Life News reported on a recent bill that would ban all abortions in Ohio.  

A new Ohio bill would protect unborn babies in the state by banning all abortions.
WCBE News reports the bill would recognize unborn babies as valuable humans beings from the moment of conception and provide them with the same protections afforded to born human beings under the law.

Sponsored by state Reps. Ron Hood and Candice Keller, House Bill 413 would allow doctors to be charged with murder for aborting an unborn baby.

The Stamford Advocate reports the bill allows exceptions for when the mother’s life is at risk. In those cases, doctors would not be prosecuted even if the treatment “unintentionally result in the termination of a pregnancy.”

“The time for regulating evil and compromise is over,” Keller said in a statement. “The time has come to abolish abortion in its entirety and recognize that each individual has the inviolable and inalienable right to life. Only respect for life can be the foundation of a free society that promotes peace, justice and integrity.”

Hood said they want to end abortion, not limit it.

“[Legislators] have decided which classes of people have a right to life by creating exceptions to abortion, which is tantamount to creating exceptions for pre-meditated murder,” he said in a statement.

The pro-life Republican lawmakers announced the bill Thursday. It has 21 co-sponsors in the Ohio House, though it is not clear if there would be enough votes in the state legislature to become law, according to City Beat.

Even if the bill passes, abortion activists certainly would challenge it. In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court prohibited states from banning abortions prior to viability under Roe v. Wade.

Life News article continues here