Volunteers Needed by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition at Their Annual Fundraising Event at the Polish Festival in Doylestown, Pennsylvania

The following was sent to me from Sandy Slater, Vice-President of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition.  They are looking for volunteers to help man their tables at their annual Labor Day fundraiser at Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Festival  on the following dates:

Saturday, August 31st; Sunday, September 1st; and Monday (Labor Day) September 2nd.

Saturday, September 7th, and Sunday, September 8th.

The hours are from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm on each of the days listed above.

They are offering an opportunity to be a part of the pro-life movement which is making tremendous strides in banning abortion.  Please think about donating an hour or more to this fundraising event.  The more volunteers, the more successful this event will be.

Admission to the festival itself is $12.00; however, there is no charge to volunteer to help the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition at their tables.   If you are available for an hour or two (or more) to support their efforts,  contact Sandy at 215-538-1390.

This fundraising event raises money for the pregnancy help centers and homes located in and around Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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The mission of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is to educate the community regarding the sanctity of life issues from conception until natural death, and to provide financial support to pregnancy help centers in and around Bucks County, Pennsylvania.   

Monthly meetings are held the last Monday of each month (except in the event of a  national holiday)  in the conference center of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 625 Street Road, Warminster, Pa.   Follow us on Facebook using this link.  

Two Pro-Life Movies Assemble At The Top Two Spots in Amazon’s DVD Releases

Two of the biggest pro-life movies take the top two spots on Amazon’s newest DVD releases.

Unplanned

Coming in at No. 1 is Unplanned. Unplanned premiered at No. 4 in the box office, despite some public backlash that included media bias. It tells the story about Abby Johnson becoming the pioneer in the #WalkAway movement from the abortion industry. Read more here.

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Coming in at No. 2 is Avengers: Endgame. Recently the movie topped Avatar as the highest-grossing movie in ten years. Evidently, the movie has a hidden pro-life message in the film. Not bad for Disney that does support Planned Parenthood. Here’s the full review from Catholic Weekly

It is clear from a previous blogpost made by me that we need to cultivate a culture of life in cinema and other myriads of entertainment. Read my previous post here

Don’t forget to get your copy of these two prominent pro-life movies of the year and host a screening party.

Human Life Action Launches Video Campaign to Answer Why People Are Pro-Life

Call to Action

The second annual pro-life video campaign, sponsored by Human Life Action, is now underway.

In order for it to be a success is submission from pro-lifers like you.

Individuals are asked to submit an unedited 30-45 video stating why are you pro-life. Videos will be shared on all social media outlets.

The videos are to be submitted to Luke Faulkner at lfaulkner@nchla.org

Submissions will be accepted from now until September 30th.

MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD! SHARE WHY YOU’RE STANDING FOR LIFE!!!!!

What You Can Do to Save Lives!

Below is commentary by Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.  
There are many women out there who are hurting because of a decision they made or one that was made for them.  As Maria reminds us, there are many alternatives out there to help women heal after an abortion and many pregnancy help centers ready to help women who are facing a difficult decision. 
Please take a moment to read Maria’s article  and if you know someone who needs help, please offer that help to them in a loving, compassionate way.  I’ve listed links to a few pregnancy help centers and post-abortive groups below.  
You could be the One
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Whenever I contemplate the effect of abortion on women, I think of a friend I will refer to as “Jessica.”
A boyfriend pressured Jessica into an abortion when she was a young teenager. She felt she had no say in the matter, and she believed she was powerless.
Years after that tragic event, she firmly believes that if a single person had supported a decision for life on the day of abortion, her baby would not have died.
A noteworthy national poll bears that out. The survey of post-abortive women indicated that the vast majority of respondents would have decided against abortion if just one person had offered support. Just one!

Read more

Help Centers 

CareNet – use this link to find a CareNet Center in your area.
United States Pregnancy Help Centers – use link to find help centers in your area
In Southeast Pennsylvania, use this link provided by the Pro-life Union of Greater Philadelphia to find pregnancy help centers, maternity homes, adoption services and post-abortion help.
For post-abortive care nationally, use this link provided by Hope After Abortion.
Sidewalk Servants is a project of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.  This program’s aim is to  educate volunteers on the best way to offer help to women who are contemplating abortions.

Ohio Defunds Planned Parenthood, Funnels $7.5M Over Two Years to Life-Affirming Pregnancy Centers

The Senate bill now needs to be reconciled with the House version and signed by Gov. Mike DeWine.

The following article authored by Bridget Sielicki of Life Site News is an encouraging report for crisis pregnancy centers and bad news for Planned Parenthood in Ohio.

UPDATE, 8/7/19: The Charlotte Lozier Institute reports that Governor Mike DeWine signed a budget bill on July 18 funneling millions to pregnancy centers. The group writes:

As Planned Parenthood is being defunded of $1.5 million in annual state funds this year, pro-life pregnancy centers are being allocated $7.5 million in Ohio’s state budget. Taken together, these two changes represent a bold stride for protecting unborn lives and supporting women’s well-being at the state level….

Ohio pregnancy centers have been the recipients of $1 million in annual funding through the Parenting and Pregnancy Support Program in previous budgets. The recent appropriation of $7.5 million over two years represents a major increase and opens up considerable funding to the 200 pro-life pregnancy help centers across Ohio. The final two-year budget bill was signed by pro-life Governor Mike DeWine on July 18.

7/1/19: Legislators in Ohio have omitted funding for Planned Parenthood in the state’s annual budget and have pledged to substantially increase funding for crisis pregnancy centers. The Senate’s spending bill cuts $1.5 million in funding from Planned Parenthood and allocates $5 million for the state’s more than 200 pregnancy centers. This is five times the amount of funding that these pregnancy centers have received in the past.

The move comes after a federal appeals court upheld a 2016 Ohio law stripping funding from Planned Parenthood. That law was challenged, with a lower court initially ruling in Planned Parenthood’s favor. However, in March of this year, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the lower court’s ruling, upholding the state’s right to restrict funds to abortion providers.

“Governments generally may do what they wish with public funds, a principle that allows them to subsidize some organizations but not others and to condition receipt of public funds on compliance with certain obligations,” Judge Jeffrey Sutton wrote concerning the ruling. “The Ohio law does not violate a woman’s right to obtain an abortion.”

READ: ‘Major blow to Planned Parenthood’: Appeals court lets Trump admin defund abortion providers

Senate President Larry Obhof spoke of the ruling to Tony Perkins on Washington Watch. He reiterated the state’s desire to funnel funds away from abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood while increasing the funds available to pro-life alternatives. “This is the first budget opportunity we’ve had since [the ruling] to invest additional funds into crisis pregnancy centers, and I’m proud of the work we’ve been able to do so far,” he said.

Click here to continue reading.

Texas Bishop Touts Denial of Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians

The following article was posted on Breitbart and authored by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

ROME — The bishop of Tyler, Texas, has praised a brother bishop for refusing to give Holy Communion to Catholic politicians who support abortion legislation.

In a tweet Monday, Bishop Joseph Strickland came out in support of Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane, WA, in reaction to an article chronicling Bishop Daly’s hardline stance against pro-abortion politicians.

The article was titled: “Catholic Bishop Will Deny Pro-Abortion Politicians Communion Until They Repent of ‘Evil.’”

“Thank you bishop Daly for standing strong,” Bishop Strickland wrote. “Our society needs to wake up to the reality that when unborn & completely innocent children are not safe from their own mothers, life has no value and the tragic violence we see is simply a consequence of our disregard for life.”

“Efforts to expand access to abortion, allowing murder of children up to the moment of birth is evil,” Daly is quoted as saying earlier this year. “Children are a gift from God, no matter the circumstances of their conception. They not only have a right to life, but we as a society have a moral obligation to protect them from harm.”

“Politicians who reside in the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, and who obstinately persevere in their public support for abortion, should not receive Communion without first being reconciled to Christ and the Church,” he wrote.

“The Church’s commitment to the life of every human person from conception until death is firm. God alone is the author of life and for the civil government to sanction the willful murder of children is unacceptable. For a Catholic political leader to do so is scandalous,” the bishop stated.

At last spring’s annual meeting of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, Bishop Strickland urged his brother bishops to be valiant in calling Catholic politicians to account.

“I would ask us all the question of how we can call our politicians that claim to be Catholic, that want to be part of the Catholic community, to faithful citizenship, because until we bring them into the truth and living it with all the challenges that we face, I think many of the faithful don’t really see a consistent message,” he said.

Bishop Strickland later explained his position to the National Catholic Register, underscoring the importance of non-negotiable life issues.

“What I really tried to say as I intervened and talked about the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death — those are the grave issues, as far as I’m concerned. That’s what we need to focus on,” he said.

To view Breitbart article click here

Reflection: Out of Touch Liberal Hollywood- Why It’s Important to Change the Culture?

Entertainment

It seems that there was a recent headline of a threat, from a well-known broadcasting company, to boycott Georgia after a pro-life bill was signed into law. Read more about the article here.

Reflection:

It seems that 90% of what we watch on television, at the movies, or stream from our phones, have made us squirm or even walk away with our heads hanging low. Sometimes we have to ask ourselves, “What can we do to change it?”

A simple solution and it goes to those who are creative and have aspirations to shift the way we entertain while cultivating a message of life and love in accordance with the gospel.

Sadly, our industry is okay with entertainment that gives us the message that men should be wimps, both men and women can live a promiscuous lifestyle, and that the Catholic Church teachings are irrelevant. For what it’s worth, I AM SICK OF IT!

We are to use our creative skills to promote the messages that our culture has craved. It is starving for truth. You won’t find satisfaction from a company, like ABC. It may be intimidating, but we must challenge the entertainment industry if we want quality, family-fun entertainment that can make us think and actually entertain us.

In the End, the Truth is the Unborn Baby’s Best Friend

Below is commentary from Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation which appeared in the NRL News Today. 

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The abortion industry and its political backers have descended to a new low as far as double-speak is concerned.

For years, they have been promoting dehumanizing language such as “product of conception” and “blobs of tissue” to describe a uniquely formed, undeniably human preborn baby.

But the effort to obfuscate and deceive has intensified with the terminology used about and by their candidates for public office.

This week the pro-abortion lobbying group known as NARAL tweeted that a pro-abortion candidate was a “fighter for women and families.” Such a statement, by rights, should earn a few Pinocchios for its falsity.

Article continues here 

The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation is a grassroots right-to-life organization with members statewide. As the state affiliate of National Right to Life, PPLF is committed to promoting the dignity and value of human life from conception to natural death and to restoring legal protection for preborn children.  For more information on the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, please use this link. 

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