And Then There Were Three

Last week, we wrote about two pro-life women from the Greater Philadelphia area who have upcoming book releases this spring and summer

Since the timing of the post, The blogging community has learned of a third.

Marlene Downing is the third woman to have an upcoming book release confirmed on her Facebook page.

Please support Marlene’s book. It’s a groundbreaker work from God.

Your Help Needed to Stop Infanticide

According to Wikipedia, Infanticide (or infant homicide) is the intentional killing of infants. Now universally illegal, infanticide was a widespread practice throughout human history that was mainly used to dispose of unwanted children.”  

It may be illegal now, but if the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 619) is not passed, we may be looking at the resurgence of this evil practice.  Please see information from Human Life Action below and send a message to your US. Representative now!

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The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 619) has again been introduced in Congress to protect babies from infanticide.

But efforts to bring the bill to a vote in the House are being blocked. Your action is needed to urge your Representative to sign a discharge petition that would allow this vote to occur. 

Some states have passed laws to expand abortion and to repeal laws providing specific protections for babies born alive after surviving an attempted abortion. The Born-Alive Act would provide these specific protections nationwide to help prevent newborns from being killed or left alone to die. 

We must continue to push Congress to pass the Born-Alive Act, so babies born alive following an abortion attempt are treated the same as any other newborn baby.

 PLEASE TAKE ACTION HERE!

Pennsylvania Action: Get the Word out on Ballot Questions

We are halfway through April and it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming Pennsylvania Primary Election. There are three ballot questions with which everyone needs familiarize themselves before casting your vote.  Below is information provided by Ted Meehan, long-time pro-life warrior,  about these questions and why we need to vote Yes.  This is a pro-life issue inasmuch as Gov Wolf is extremely pro-death placing no value on life whether it is in the womb or the elderly who he put at risk in placing COVID patients in nursing homes.

We need to reign in this out-of-control, pro-death governor, and take away his power grab.  And we can do that by voting YES to these ballot questions on May 18th!

 

PA Ballot Questions 

In the May Primary, there will be 3 Amendments on the ballot to Pennsylvania’s Constitution. We urge a “Yes” vote for all three. 

Two of these deal with the ongoing power grab by Governor Wolf, who asked for and was given special emergency powers as the Covid virus arrived. He doesn’t want to give these powers up! And he has been using them to circumvent the checks and balances of the Legislature. Common sense would indicate that the Legislature, who gave him the special emergency powers, should be able to withdraw them once the emergency has passed. But when they passed their resolution to rescind the emergency declaration, Wolf vetoed it! Only by passing these amendments can we restore Constitutional government to Pennsylvania. So VOTE “YES”! Tell your friends to do the same! 

When voters head to the polls on May 18, they will have the final say on three potential amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution. The way the Wolf Administration worded two of these questions has been roundly criticized as confusing and prejudicial, so it is critical for voters to understand what the questions really mean before casting their votes.

Question 1 asks whether the General Assembly should be allowed to terminate an emergency declaration if a governor continues to wield emergency powers long after the disaster has passed. A YES vote means the General Assembly could serve as a check on the governor’s power during an emergency to protect the rights of Pennsylvanians.

Question 2 asks whether future emergency declarations should be limited to 21 days unless extended by the General Assembly. A YES vote means the governor would be prohibited from maintaining unilateral control for an indefinite period of time during an emergency.

Question 3 asks whether new protections should be added for Pennsylvanians based on race or ethnicity. A YES vote means the rights of all state residents would be protected – regardless of an individual’s race or ethnicity – and the new protections at the state level would match those provided by the U.S. Constitution.

I encourage you to share this information with your family, friends and neighbors so everyone understands what a YES vote means for these critical ballot questions in May.

Two Philly Pro-Life Women Have Books Set For Release

Two local women have books coming out in the coming months. It is an opportunity to support our local advocates in all they are doing.

Anne DeSantis- Love and Care for the Marginalized

“Love and Care for the Marginalized” is a 40-day meditational for Catholics based on reflections from popes, saints, religious leaders, movie quotes, and others on how God speaks to each of us about the importance of making outreach to those who have been hurt, rejected, and marginalized.  Whether you are on the giving or receiving end, we have all experienced the world’s treatment of those who are uncared for and unloved.  Each meditation included a quote, reflection, a prayer, and a call to action.  The book is based on the command of Christ in the book of Matthew 25 where Jesus talks about the importance of loving and caring for those in greatest need and acting on their behalf.  This short book will help the reader to reflect upon the importance of making a difference for those who are alone, rejected and forgotten.   The book was born out of much reflection, thought and most of all prayer.  Learn more about the life and ministry of the author Anne DeSantis at AnneDeSantis.com.

Heather Makowicz- Peak Encounters: 31 Inspirational Reflections to Connect You with God through the Beauty of Nature

From the book description section: Does experiencing creation invite you into a deeper, healthier relationship with yourself, with others, or with God? Peak Encounters is a collection of life-changing experiences from men and women who share their stories of trials, triumphs, fears, and courage as they encountered God through natural creation. God led them from obstacles to opportunities, transforming their lives from the outside in!

Surfing a monstrous wave reminded Jeremiah to be bold and step out in faith. Gardening showed Chiara how to give what she received from God’s tender care. And the author shares how canyoneering taught her that God protects-no matter where you land.

You may pre-order your book here.

Vote for Students for Life to Receive National Pro-Life Award

The following is from an email blast sent out by Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America.

I am thrilled to share with you that Students for Life of America has been nominated for the National Prayer Luncheon for Life 2021 Award!

This award honors three exemplary pro-life organizations that are successfully countering and winning battles against the abortion industry.

This nomination comes with the opportunity to receive a $50,000 grant to continue our life-saving and mind-changing efforts on campuses and in communities throughout the nation!

The recipient pool has been narrowed down to five national organizations, and first, second, & third place awards will be decided by pro-lifers like YOU from across the country.

Mickey, will you please cast your vote for Students for Life?

It’s easy… just click here.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIFE

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Two local pro-life groups are in need of help. If you can spare a few hours to help. it will be appreciated.

Legacy of Life

Judy Secoda is requesting the help.

The Legacy of Life Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with renovations taking place at their Center City facility.

Their center located at 12th and Locust is going through some renovations and has requested the help of members of the Knights of Columbus between May 7th and 8th to help with moving furniture and light cleanup. The time slots are 8:30-1:30 and 1:30 PM-6 PM. Food will be provided. More than one shift is welcomed. 

They can sign up for shifts here. Judy Secoda can be reached at 215-287-3246. 

Sisters of Life

Chuck Kuhar, Grand Knight of Father Ryan Council # 5036, is seeking someone to assist him in a worthy cause. Chuck works with the Sisters of Life and needs the services of someone with access to a pick-up truck. The Sisters have received furniture donations and need to get the furniture out to the pregnant young women it was intended for. If anyone can help Chuck out, he can be reached at chuckkuhar@gmail.com. Thank you, I know the Sisters would truly appreciate the effort. 

We Have Hope, We Have Healing, We Have Love

We encourage you to view the 12 minute video below of Alison Centofante, Director of External Affairs for Live Action.  Video was provided by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia from the 2021 Philadelphia March for Life on January 23rd.  

Alison Centofante

Do you want to know the beautiful thing about being Pro-Life?

We are fighting for the team that has “science, medicine, embryology, logic, and truth,” on our side.

Alison Centofante, Director of External Affairs for Live Action, empowered all of us at the Philadelphia March For Life by reminding us of the strength of the Pro-Life Movement.

We are blessed as Pro-Lifers to have organizations like Live Action working every day to give us the information we need to be educated warriors for life.

Alison’s unique path to the Pro-Life movement, rooted in Philadelphia, and so much more beautiful encouragement can be found by listening to Alison’s Speech at the Philadelphia March For Life.

‘I Would Have Been Dismembered… Thrown Into a Trash Can’ Says Black Woman Whose Mother Paid for Abortion

“My mother faced intense pressure to abort, leading her to schedule an abortion at Mt. Sinai hospital in Hartford.”

YouTube screenshot of Christina Bennett, who barely escaped getting dismembered in abortion

Below is a report by Tyler O’Neill published by PJ Media on December 8, 2020. He covered a congressional hearing on the Hyde Amendment.

On Tuesday, Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee held a hearing condemning the Hyde Amendment, a federal policy that protects taxpayers from funding the intentional killing of babies in the womb. Democrats argued that the policy is racist but a black mother gave a powerful testimony in favor of the Hyde Amendment, telling her personal story about having almost gotten aborted herself.

“I was born in 1981, a year after the Supreme Court reaffirmed the Hyde Amendment,” Christina Bennett, communications director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, testified. “My mother faced intense pressure to abort, leading her to schedule an abortion at Mt. Sinai hospital in Hartford.”

Yet “the kind words of an elderly black janitor” convinced Bennett’s mother to keep her. “Before she left, the doctor pressured her to go through with the abortion, reminding her that she’d already paid for it. When she insisted on keeping me, he yelled, ‘Don’t leave this room.’”

“My mother wanted me even though she paid for an abortion,” Bennett explained. “My mother represents women who’ve been coerced into abortion.”

Bennett testified that she has helped “hundreds of women” who faced similar coercion. Later in the hearing, she explained exactly how a doctor would have snuffed out her life.

“If I was aborted in Hartford, I would have been dismembered, my body would have been thrown into a trash can, and that would have been the reality of what happened,” Bennett said.

“We can never deny the fact that abortion is the intentional taking of a human life and taxpayers who are morally opposed to this — whether it’s for religious reasons or secular reasons — should not be forced to have to fund this, especially for those of us in the black community who view abortion and what has happened to our community as an act of genocide,” she argued.

Indeed, Louisiana State Rep. Katrina Jackson (D) called abortion “modern-day genocide for African-Americans.”

“More African American babies are killed in the womb each year than by any other cause,” she told PJ Media. “There’s no other way to look at it. At the close of 2019, more African American babies will die at the hands of abortionists than any other disease, sickness, or violence combined. How do you not define it to be genocide?”

PJ Media article continues here

VIRTUAL PROTEST AGAINST FR. JAMES MARTIN

Archbishop Nelson Perez is leading a Journey of Hope virtual event on Wednesday, April 28th with the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus from 7PM to 8PM.

Sadly, they are planning to have Fr. James Martin, a Jesuit priest who has promoted the sin of homosexuality, as their slated speaker. We cannot let this happen.

Please attend the virtual protest planned by John Ritchie from TFP here.

Happy Resurrection Day from Voices for Life

Christ has risen

All of us at Voices for Life wish everyone a very blessed Easter. We would also like to thank you for your continued support for our ministry.

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 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