Your Prayerful Presence at Planned Parenthood Does Save Lives…

“Standing and holding a sign doesn’t seem like much, but we have no idea the impact we have on those who see us,” said the local leadership team.

Think your prayers and presence at your local abortion site doesn’t reach abortion-minded women and saves babies? Read the account below of just one of many unborn babies saved during a 40 Days for Life campaign.

A young woman pulled up to the 40 Days for Life vigil in Fayetteville, North Carolina to talk with a vigil participant.

I just wanted to show you my miracle baby. She’s now four years old,” the woman said. “When I was pregnant, I was scheduled to come here for an abortion.”

At the time, the little girl’s father had just left the family, and the woman thought abortion was her only option.

I saw you guys standing out here and I chose LIFE instead,” the mother continued. “Now, I’m married with four children. What y’all do out here makes a difference!”

The encounter was a powerful reminder that God answers prayers–even if we don’t always see it right away.

“Standing and holding a sign doesn’t seem like much, but we have no idea the impact we have on those who see us,” said the local leadership team.

Sometimes it takes months–or even years–to learn that your presence made an impact. But moms and dads are returning to 40 Days for Life vigils around the world to say “thank you” to prayer warriors for saving their babies!

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.Psalm 127:3

Heavenly Father, please keep me from taking for granted the gift of children. Help us to remember this heritage that you have given us. Make us faithful stewards of these precious lives, that each generation might be raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

The Miracle Baby

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Invites Everyone to Attend the 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign in Warminster, Pa.

2019 Fall Warminster

Warminster Planned Parenthood
610 Louis Drive
Warminster, PA.


The Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign begins on Wednesday, September 25th.  The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition encourages all pro-life residents  to attend this peaceful prayer vigil.  Our hope is that through our prayers, and with God’s help we can end abortion at the Warminster Planned Parenthood and throughout the country.

To sign up in for this campaign contact Melissa Chapman, Coordinator for the Warminster 40 Days for Life Campaign at  or register on-line using this link.    This campaign also has a page on Facebook.   Use this link to ‘like’ this page and keep up-to-date on what is happening during the 40 Days for Life Campaign.  

Information on parking can be found in the attachment at the bottom of this post. 

Below are a few remarks from Melissa concerning this campaign. 

Fall is fast approaching and so is the next 40 Days for Life campaign of peaceful prayer and vigil in Warminster.  Thank you again for all of your work and dedication protecting and defending life in the Spring 2019 40 Days for Life campaign!  Many hours of the peaceful prayer vigil were filled, and Mrs. Paris, a faithful sidewalk counselor,  stated that she noticed a decrease in “clients” entering PP.  Also, thank you to all who have continued to pray at the Warminster PP since the spring 40 Days for Life campaign ended back in April.  

We’ve recently learned through The Pro-life Union of Greater Philadelphia, that there were 591 surgical abortions performed at Warminster PP in 2018 (according to the PA Department of Health).  This is the lowest number yet but does not include medical abortions that can be obtained anytime they are open.

As I’ve mentioned previously, we’ll be having another 24-hour vigil campaign this fall.  I understand that this is a lot, however, it is definitely possible.  We had many overnight hours filled during the previous campaign and there are many benefits to an around the clock campaign.  If there’s an unbroken prayer vigil, the signs and materials can be out there constantly, and people will see their community’s dedication to life even through the night.  Many of the abortion centers that have closed have done so after a 24-hour campaign.  With that being said, if you’re joining us for the fall campaign, please let me know the date(s) and hours you and your church would like to cover.  Your group does not have to do the full 24 hours (12am-12am) if you’re not comfortable.  There’s a plan to handle logistics differently this time if we don’t have the full coverage, so that each of your groups have signs and materials for your entire shift.  I’ll send out the details once they’re finalized.


Information on Parking at the Warminister Planned Parenthood


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.  





Just 40 Days Until the Fall 40 Days Campaign Begins!

For those who live in and around the West Chester Planned Parenthood, please consider becoming a part of the 40 Days for Life Campaign this fall.  The following comes from Rachel Hayes, Campaign Leader, Chester County 40 Days for Life.  A link is provided below to register and sign up, or you can sign up by contacting Rachel (email is listed below). 

A link is also provided below for those who live in other areas to sign up to join this campaign. 


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Please join the fall 40 Days for Life Campaign of prayer & fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach from Sept. 25 – Nov 3 as we continue to pray for changed hearts, saved lives, and an end to abortion in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Your help is needed to ensure that at least two people are present and praying every hour in front of the West Chester Planned Parenthood, covering 12 hours each day from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM for the entire 40 days.

You can sign up for vigil hours through your church or pro-life organization, and if your church or parish does not currently sponsor a day(s) of coverage contact me for more information on how you can make this happen. In addition, you may sign up for hours now by logging into our local campaign site by clicking here.

Opening Event

As an opening event there will be a showing of “Amazing Grace” on Sunday, September 29th at 2:00 pm,  at 1 Fellowship Drive, Glen Mills, PA.  (map)  This film portrays the inspiring story of William Wilberforce’s lifelong battle to end the British slave trade. May we likewise be encouraged to persevere in our efforts and not give up hope that the inhumane practice of killing innocent human life will one day be made both illegal and unthinkable.

Contact me at  if you you have any additional needs or questions regarding the fall campaign, and/or if you would like yard signs, printable promo flyers, vigil sign-up and Statement of Peace sheets.

Looking forward to joining you in prayer as we stand together for the unborn.

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

  • Prayer and fasting
  • Constant vigil
  • Community outreach

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge. For more information or to find a campaign in your area, please use this link.  

Pro-Life Summer Reading List

It is that time of the year where we all go to the beach, the mountains, take a flight to another city, picnic in the middle of nowhere, and going where the roads will lead us.

I have put together a top 10 (plus a few honorable mentions) pro-life summer reading list that can help keep promoting and learning from many pro-life heroes of the past while also polishing up on pro-life dialogue and also learning how to defend life form the moment conception until natural death.

Meanwhile, reading about how prominent pro-choice figures walked to the other side and build a culture of life. Not only did I include anti-abortion stories, but I have included books that cover every life issue. After all, we must be consistent if we are pro-life by remembering the marginalized, victims of war, immigrant, and even wrongly convicted criminals imprisoned and or on death row.

1) Persuasive Pro-Life Trent Horn

Published in 2014 and using his first-hand experience during campus visits,’s own Trent Horn shares first hand some of the dos and don’ts in engaging and challenging pro-choicers’ viewpoints.

2) Unplanned Abby Johnson

Once a rising star for Planned Parenthood, Abby Johnson saw firsthand a defenseless life being killed by an ultrasound-guided abortion in 2009. She recalled the times she saw volunteers for 40 Days for Life pray in front of her work at Bryan, TX. It would soon lead her to be a pro-life advocate and a Catholic convert.

3) Single Candles Brendan Lyons

West Chester, PA native Brendan Lyons writes a series of narratives from a chain of events that link several characters, all of whom demonstrate compassion and bravery in their commitment to the sanctity of life. In one piece, a senator defies his own political party; in another, a neonatal surgeon is asked to compromise her principles. Although the stories are fictional, the passion that informs the characters’ conviction is very real.

4) Rising with Roses Monique Ruberu

Dr. Monique Ruberu thought she was pro-life until she realized that she was prescribed birth control. Because of the help of many pro-lifers in Philadelphia, she reverted back to her Catholic faith and now promotes Natural Family Planning.

5) A Voice for Victoria: A memoir of healing from post-abortion trauma- Geraldine F Jacobs

A Voice for Victoria shares the author’s journey toward understanding how childhood messages and current events played a part in her abortion decision and path to healing from post-abortion trauma through God’s forgiveness.

6) The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Neil Gorsuch

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch thoroughly assesses the strengths and weaknesses of leading contemporary ethical arguments for assisted suicide and euthanasia. He would argue against the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide while using Netherlands and Oregon as prime examples. 

7) Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo

This anti-war novel, written in 1938, shares how a WWI soldier who wakes up from his hospital bed with no limbs and half destroyed face. After his wishes of showing the country of the horrors of wars, he reflects on the realities and myths of war.

8) All Quiet on the Western Front-  Erich Maria Remarque

A German veteran of WW1 recounts the physical and mental stress while fighting in the war. It also shares how to detach from civilian life they were following the war’s end. 

9) Racketeer For Life Joe Scheidler

A former monk recalls his early involvement in the pro-life movement. He has debated media personalities, politicians, abortion workers, and even fought the culture of death at the Supreme Court.

10) Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer- Ann McElhinney

Ann McElhinney details everything that happens inside of Kermit Gosnell’s house of horrors in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia. Even advocates on both sides were horrified at the heinous committed by the most notorious serial killer of the abortion industry.

Honorable mention:

Love Unleashes Life Stephanie Gray

Stephanie offers a fresh approach to abortion dialogue. This time reaching the heart and minds of abortion-minded people.

You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir Melissa Ohden

Melissa Ohden shares first hand how she survived a saline abortion attempt. Learning at the age of fourteen, she went on a journey to search for her biological parents. She would soon have a change of heart.

Bernard Nathanson

Aborting America- shares how he changed his views on abortion.

The Hand of God- Dr. Nathanson hared how he found God and began promoting life after performing 61,000 abortions, including his own son.

The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity- Carrie Gress

It’s been 50 years, if not more since liberal feminism has given way to the slippery slope to our culture. The author exposes liberal feminism and how it has destroyed marriages, families, and even the use of sex.

40 Days for Life- David Bereit

Started as a small group outside of the Planned Parenthood in Bryan, TX, this life-changing endeavor recalls how it has converted workers, changed hearts, and shut the doors of abortion facilities with prayer, love, and fasting.

Humanae Vitae- Pope Paul VI

Written in 1968 and celebrating over 50 years, the encyclical Humanae Vitae is an eye-opening read written by Pope Paul VI as he foretells the repercussions of a society that accepts sexual promiscuity, abortion-on-demand, and artificial birth control.

Hard list to put together, for sure. However, there are many pro-life books to read such as anything written by Scott Klusendorf, Ron Paul, Fr. Frank Pavone, Janet Morena, Janet Smith and so many more.

40 Days for Life Recap in Philadelphia Area

As the dust settles from 40 days of prayer and fasting, pro-lifers in Philadelphia have many reasons to celebrate and give thanks for the babies saved.

Philadelphia Campaigns

Five confirm saves happened in both campaigns combine. According to the Philadelphia Community Women’s Center, they have seen an increase in visits during the campaign.

Sue Thayer

Sue Thayer came and address a crowd of 50 pro-lifers outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City. Read more here: Former PP Worker, Now Pro-Life Outreach Coordinator, Shares Her Testimony

Planned Parenthood- Comly Road

-January 20th – Stand Up for Life Rally to kick off the Spring 40 Days for Life Comly Road campaign.
-Saturday, March 16 — We had one SAVE at Comly Road that I am aware of.   A couple took literature from one of the sidewalk servants on their way into Planned Parenthood.  They later exited PP and it seemed as though the woman’s partner was trying to get her to go back in but she wouldn’t.  They continued to walk up the street to the bus stop.
I reported this to Steve Karlen at 40 Days the following day.
-April 3 — We had Sue Thayer from 40 Days speak to us at Comly which was attended by about 30 people.



Other happenings: Generation Life hosted a screening of Unplanned on March 28th in South Philadelphia. Read more here: Generation Life Movie Screening

What Now?

Well, 40 Days may be over, but there are still babies being killed by the abortion industry. You must commit to being a 365-day pro-life warrior. It’s hard, but you will reap the reward of heaven for your stand for life.

Find out more here: Baby Saved By Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline; Plead for Help During Sidewalk Servants

It is important that pro-lifers make this daily commitment. Become more active in the pro-life movement today.

Watch the videos of sidewalk servants here: Sidewalk Servant Videos

Former PP Worker, Now Pro-Life Outreach Coordinator, Shares Her Testimony

Sue Thayer

100 pro-lifers gathered outside the largest Planned Parenthood in the Greater Philadelphia area to hear what happened during her time a manager of Planned Parenthood in Iowa.

She shares firsthand what happens inside of Planned Parenthood facilities across the nation and world. Unlike Abby Johnson, she ran an abortion facility longer than her. What does make them parallel to each other is their correlation with their experiences.

See her video here: Sue Thayer’s Testimony


Review of Unplanned

This past weekend, many pro-lifers and even pro-choicers flocked to the movie theaters to watch the highly anticipated pro-life movie. Despite the media blackout, the backlash from Twitter following the shutdown of the movie’s account, and even the poorly written reviews from secular media, the movie has pricked the conviction of those who support abortion.

According to Forbes, the movie has performed well enough to make the top five in the box office as it sits at number four on opening weekend. That’s impressive considering it is released on the same weekend as Disney’s Dumbo and Captain Marvel. At the same time, Unplanned received more positive reviews than the number one movie in the box office.

Based on a memoir written by Abby Johnson, the movie brings the book to life in an astonishing way while articulating the two bold messages of the film; mercy and hope.

The movie has given an accurate account on what happens inside of a Planned Parenthood facility that the media and even the organization itself try to deny that their number one product is abortion. There is no surprise that what goes on inside the facilities are as accurate as it is portrayed in the film.

In the movie, Abby (portrayed by Ashley Bratcher) starts out as a young college junior who is figuring out where to go after she finishes college at Texas A&M. One day she stumbles upon a table for Planned Parenthood. Conflicted because of her family’s pro-life convictions, she was hesitant. However, she reluctantly became part of the largest abortion provider in the world.

Within eight years, Abby went from clinic escort to director of the Planned Parenthood in Bryan, TX aborting 20,000 babies. During that time, she met many of the workers who were employees of the facility. In addition to her co-workers and colleagues at the abortion center, she also interacted with a group of pro-lifers who were quietly praying and sidewalk counseling on the other side of the facility’s fence. Two of them were Shawn and Marilisa Carney (played by Jared Lotz and Emma Elle Roberts), founders of 40 Days for Life.

Not only did Shawn and Marilisa open dialogue with Abby about her work, but she also received opposition from her parents and husband, Doug (played by Brooks Ryan). Upon watching the film, I remember seeing a scene where Doug challenge how much Abby changed after she received Planned Parenthood’s employee of the year award.

In 2009, she was asked to assist in an ultrasound-guided abortion. What she saw became her road to Damascus moment as her eyes were open to see that what doctor killed was a human being in the mother’s womb. She found refuge in the 40 Days coalition that was down the road from the facility. She walked away from the abortion and knew that she had to protect the lives of the precious unborn children. Soon, the facility she once worked for, would sue her. After a one-hour court session, the lawsuit against her and the Carneys was dismissed.


The theme of mercy is clearly seen after Abby walked away. She was in so much agony over the many babies that were killed under her watch. When asked how can she ask for forgiveness, her husband told her to go seek it.

I have also seen the theme of hope in the movie when Abby’s family and friends on the other side of the fence were hoping that one day she would walk away from the abortion facility. They never gave up hope in her quitting a gruesome job.

The pro-life movement is built on hope, love, and mercy. All three of them combined unleashed life and our culture can become fully alive.

Hope is the antidote in the culture of despair. We need to have that when we confront abortion as we plant the seeds to those who work in the abortion industry. There are times we walk away from a prayer vigil in our community with no one listening to your prayers or your offer to help. However, we have a God who is giving us hope to continue fighting the good fight.

When Marilisa first approached Abby after her first day, she did not yell, curse, or even judged her. Rather, she approached her with love. She would constantly remind Abby that she is praying for her. One scene that jumped out to me was when both were pregnant and Marilisa made Abby think how much of a joy she would be when Christmas approaches. Another example of love is the times that Doug held Abby close during her times of despair. He reminded her how much he loved her.

Mercy is the bridge to healing. When Abby saw a file on an abortion she had at the same facility, she knew that she wanted to be forgiven. To me, mercy can go a long way when we encounter someone who is post-abortive or is expecting a child, even in the direst of circumstances.

Unplanned is a must-see movie. Take your family, church or prayer groups, or even invite someone who is on the fence with the issue.

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Encouragement from a Young Priest for Our Prayerful Presence at Abortion Chambers


from Mike McMonagle, President, Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania 

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Picture were taken when the 40 Days for Life Bus Tour made a vigil stop in front of the Planned Parenthood in Warminster, PA.

Fr. Jason Buck is a young priest from St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish near West Chester, who has participated in pro-life activities in High School, College and as a young adult prior to entering St. Charles Seminary.  Since his 2014 ordination, he has served at St. Andrew Church in Newtown and is currently serving at St. Eleanor Church in Collegeville.

On March 14, 2019, Fr. Jason spoke at a Connect Coffee at the home of Dave and Kim Savage, which was sponsored by the Chester County Pro-Life Coalition, the Montgomery County Pro-Life Coalition, the Pro-Life Educational Foundation and Generation Life.  This Event served to recruit new participants into our area’s pro-life movement.

Fr. Jason’s powerful message addressed several aspects of the pro-life movement and the current crises in the Catholic Church.  As part of this message, he uniquely and cogently expressed the importance of our prayer and sidewalk counseling efforts at abortion chambers.  Fr. Jason said,

“As a priest hearing Confessions, I learned a great deal about extending our Lord’s Love, Mercy and Forgiveness from sidewalk counseling at area abortion facilities.”

Fr. Jason welcomes the dissemination of this message to encourage participation in 40 Days For Life campaigns and ongoing sidewalk counseling at abortion chambers.

Click here to view the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia’s 40 Days for Life web page  for locations in and around Philadelphia, days and hours to witness, and the contact person’s information to sign up for certain days and times. Visit the official 40 Days for Life website for additional information and resources.

Unplanned Screening: Where to See It?

As Unplanned is less than 48 hours from hitting theaters, Pro-Lifers are ready for the most anticipated Pro-Life movie since Bella and Gosnell combined. In an email sent out by Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia President Tom Stevens, he notes many theaters are hosting a screening in the days leading up to its March 29th release.

Here is the message:

The movie Unplanned is coming to a theater near you starting March 28th!  See below to reserve tickets.  If you’re already working with one of these teams, please continue to do so since all teams have put tremendous effort, time and money into their theater showing(s).  Please share this email so that we can fill the theaters!The Unplannedmovie is based on Abby Johnson’s true story.  It has been rated ‘R’.  Please see the attached letter from Abby regarding this.  To see an R-rated movie a person must be 17 or older or be accompanied by a parent/guardian.MOST OF THE BELOW ARE PRIVATE SHOWINGS: (Public showings can be found, search by zip code) EDGMONT / NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA — DELAWARE COUTY – Thanks to the Respect Life teams at St. John Neumann, St. Pius X and parishioners:

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Thanks to Respect Life teams at St. John Neumann and parishioners:

DOWNINGTOWN, PA — CHESTER COUNTY – Thanks to St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus, Deacon Libbi and parishioners:

NESHAMINY, PA — BUCKS COUNTY — Thanks to Dr. Monique Ruberu:

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Thanks to Generation Life. Note: Some of the theaters may be sold out, so please call the rally captain closest to you. If it is sold out, go at your own convenience. 

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Sue Thayer to Visit Philly/Allentown/Jersey Areas

The following is an email from Chris Davis who is a strategist for 40 Days for Life. He has alert that Sue Thayer, a former abortion provider in Iowa, will be in the area. I know many pro-lifers will learn how she stopped taking lives and now works with others to save lives. It will also plant the seeds for any of the abortion workers to one day walk away from Planned Parenthood.

We are very excited about Sue Thayer’s Philadelphia/New Jersey visits! She’s looking forward to joining all of you and plans to keep the following schedule:

Monday, April 1

  • Plainfield, NJ at 2:00 pm (FORMER Planned Parenthood, 123 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ) and 3:15 (Options, LLC, 1024 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ)
  • Washington, NJat 6:30 pm (Planned Parenthood, 66 E Washington Ave, Washington, NJ)

Tuesday, April 2

  • Bethlehem, PA at 9:30 am (Allentown Women’s Center, 31 S Commerce Way, Bethlehem, PA)
  • Allentown, PA at noon (Planned Parenthood, 29 N 9th St, Allentown, PA)
  • Warminster, PA at 6:30 pm (Planned Parenthood – Warminster Medical Center, 610 Louis Dr, Warminster, PA)

Wednesday, April 3

  • Northeast Philadelphia, PAat noon (Planned Parenthood Surgical Center, 2751 Comly Rd, Philadelphia, PA)
  • Philadelphia (combined), PA at 6:30 pm (12th and Locust Planned Parenthood, 1144 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA)

Thursday, April 4

  •      Chester County, PA at 9:00 am (West Chester Planned Parenthood, 8 S Wayne St, West Chester, PA)

You can reach Sue at (979) 595-3174. This visit is intended to help generate publicity, grow your campaign, motivate participants, and celebrate God’s blessings during this campaign. Sue will also be delighted to share a meal with you and your team, to meet with any local pro-life or church leaders as may be helpful to you, and to conduct media interviews as possible.

We urge you and your team to make some advance preparations to help ensure that this visit is as useful for you and your campaign as possible. Here are our recommendations:

Request Media Coverage

  1. Create a list of local media that might consider covering your event. Include both secular and Christian television programs, radio programs, newspapers, magazines, and even blogs.
  1. Update and email the attached press release to the media on your list, to your participants, and to other organizations that might want to participate.
  1. Consider following your press release with a phone call the next day.
  1. Please take high-resolution photographs (at very least 1MB). A smartphone is all you need for this! Group photos are great! But please take some “action shots” too. Photograph people praying and holding signs. Photograph hands, feet, close-ups of faces. Photograph the abortion facility where you are praying or whatever you think tells the story. Consider enlisting a college student to do this! Send those photos to

Other Tips and Suggestions

  • Use the attached speaker biography and picture to promote the event.
  • Effective strategies for increasing event attendance include direct phone calling, bulk email, email messages to individuals and social media.
  • Arrange for someone to take pictures of the visit for local and national use.

We’ll be praying for you and your team.

Learn more about Sue Thayer here: Sue Thayer’s Interview