Recap on Daily Vigils, Weekly Sidewalk Servants Sign-Up

Deb was at 777 appletree last Saturday praying to end abortion and handing out blessing bags… A young Spanish speaking girl approached the building. Deb spoke to her in Spanish and offered her help. The girl expressed that she would rather get help than end her pregnancy. Deb contacted the Community Women’s Center instantly and set her up for an appointment on Monday. Then she picked her up on Monday and took her to the appointment. At the appointment, this beautiful girl was loved and supported, and now she is definitely choosing life. If Deb was not there… if that hour was empty… if that young girl never encountered her and never learned about the help available… she would likely be mourning instead of rejoicing and preparing for her child.

You make the difference! Please be there to pray and offer help to these women and babies who need us… Let’s fill every hour this week! let us know if you need instructions before you go.

We will make sure that there are resources available, and if you have any questions at all before you go contact us for instructions.
Invite your friends to check out the “sidewalk servant quick start” videos on Youtube and google sidewalkservantsphilly.com to find our website for more resources.

please help us fill this weeks hours in downtown philly:

Tuesday 5/14 12th and locust:8,9,10,11,1,2,3

Tuesday 5/14: 777 appletree: 11,2

Wed 5/15: 12th and loc: 11,1,2,4

wed 5/15: 777 appletree: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2

Thurs 5/16: 12th and locust: 8,11,12,1,2,3,4

Thurs 5/16: 777 appletree: 8,9,10,11,12,1,2

Friday 5/17: 12th and locust:8,9,10,11,12,1,2,3,4

Friday 5/17: 777 appletree: 9,10,12,1,2

Sat 5/18: 12th and locust:11, 12,1,2

Sat 5/18: 777 appletree: 1,2

Generation Life Held Long Day of Talks and Baby Shower at Philadelphia’s Oldest All Girls Catholic High School

 

Generation Life

 

Last Friday, the GenLife team was all hands on deck to give a full day of Chastity presentations to local girl’s high school, John W. Hallahan. This was made possible by some teachers at the high school, such as longtime friend Anthony Polselli, Maria Sawick, and Moira Stanton.

For years the team has been returning to Hallahan, where they get a beautiful glimpse of how the ProLife movement is growing among young people. We were greeted by a senior student who told us, “I’ve heard Gen Life every year, but each year it’s different, so I really enjoy it when you guys are here.”

Moreover, they were delighted to be there the day of their ProLife Club’s baby shower for the unborn, an initiative the students take to support mothers and children in crisis, just in time for Mother’s Day!

This school year has included many firsts for Generation Life, but the long-standing relationships they have with schools like Hallahan gives them a glimpse of how powerful and vital the Pro-Life and Chastity messages are. Whenever they share the truth about what, in the words of our predecessor and role model Molly Kelly, is the healthiest and holiest way to live out our sexuality, students truly respond.

While half of our team presented to the senior ladies, School Coordinator Joe Dembik stole the opportunity to head to the Rally. There he was joined by GenLife President Fr. Joe Zaleski and students from Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School, and all those standing in solidarity to witness to life.

It was inspiring to see Locust street full, corner to corner with people affirming life and love,” said Joe. “It was even more impressive to see so many high school students taking time out of their day to come out and be a peaceful presence there.

The mission of Generation Life is to plant the seeds of the ProLife and Chastity messages in the next generation. By sharing the truth of our dignity and sexuality with young men and women, we can end abortion at its root cause. By inviting the next generation to respect and protect not only their life and dignity but those of the unborn, we work within the ProLife movement to make abortion unthinkable.

Visit Generation Life to book them for 2019-2020 school year and to seek more information.

Quotes on Mother’s Day

On behalf of the bloggers of Voices for Life, we want to wish all of the mothers a Happy Mother’s Day.

I have compiled a list of quotes about motherhood from many staunch pro-lifers. Enjoy.

Mother Mary

Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to Your word.

From Mary, we learn to surrender to God’s will in all things. From Mary, we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. From Mary, we learn to love Christ her son and the son of God. – JPII

The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the love of a Mother. -St. Therese of Lisieux

In the evening when you go to sleep, hold your beads, doze off reciting them, do like those babies who go to sleep mumbling, “Mamma! Mamma!” – St. Bernadette

Motherhood is more than a stage— it’s a lifelong calling from God. With it, He gives us hearts that love deeply, hands that serve tirelessly, and vision to see His blossoming image in the precious ones entrusted to our care. Unknown

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

“There is no love like a mother’s – she who carries the child that God knits in the womb, she who nourishes and guides, she who teaches and inspires, she who gives of her heart and soul and self for the good and the happiness of her children and her family.” Ronald Reagan

“When liberals say ‘family’, they mean ‘Big Brother in Washington.’ When we say ‘family,’ we mean ‘honor thy father and mother.'” Ronald Reagan

“By abortion, the mother does not learn to love but kills her own child to solve her problems” St. Teresa of Calcutta

“Anything that destroys God’s gift of motherhood destroys His most precious gift to women—the ability to love as a woman.” St. Teresa of Calcutta

There are countless quotes on motherhood, but I know these are the core of what it means to choose life.

Recap on Stand Against Bullying Rally

The hard work of many pro-lifers, such as Lila Rose, has paid off. After hearing about the videos of a so-called “State Rep.” Brian Sims harassing pro-life women was met by a thousand loving pro-lifers. Not only local pro-lifers came together but some went the extra mile (the furthest being Fort Wayne, IN. as of now).

60337653_425592831557398_4867662126489010176_n

The rally was organized by Lila Rose and her organization Live Action. Her group has helped expose Planned Parenthood from falsely advertising mammograms to the trafficking of fetal parts and everything in between.

Rose noted in her opening remarks that the event had been organized “for a much bigger reason … (to) stand for the dignity of human life,” this point was reiterated by other speakers who followed her during the rally.

60038979_300267590893459_6005691325918216192_n

Matt Walsh of the Daily Caller called for a rally in a series of tweets on Twitter. He even condemned the actions of Brian Sims.

Ashley Graechet

Ashley Garecht, the mother of the two teenage girls dox by Sims, used her time to commend pro-lifers who have done extraordinary work, despite backlash from people who disagree with them. She even knew that God wanted her to be an instrument in being present as a sidewalk advocate. She also observed that the demonstration took place just blocks from the one-time home of James Madison, a primary author of the U.S. Constitution, which enshrines “a self-evident, inalienable right to life,” she said. She also called out Rep. Sims for his lack of an apology.

60002590_428777874581856_7141839823593013248_n

In the videos, Sims claimed that pro-lifers are racists. Well, he hasn’t met Richara Krajewski, member of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. She used her time to acknowledge the fact that she is “a pro-life black woman”.

The real racism, as she points out is, “co-opting the language of liberation to advocate for the destruction of the lives of the most vulnerable. Real racism is a so-called white ally telling black and brown women that they need to choose between their dreams and their babies.”

Toni McFadden was another black pro-lifer at hand who shared about her abortion experience. Foundress of Relationship Matters, an organization that helps heal and honor our relationships, spoke about how it is important to develop them “so that no more babies need to die because of convenience.”

59797535_2365890050309269_4153414197650128896_n

The main highlight of the rally is Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood Director in Bryan, TX, now a pro-life advocate. she wrote a memoir about her #WalkAway from the abortion industry. It is now a movie.  Johnson opened her remarks when she saw the escorts acknowledging the fact that she was once them.

She pointed out some staggering facts about the Planned Parenthood (See related post here: Planned Parenthood Facility in Center City, Defended by Re. Brian Sims, Has Failed Thirteen State Inspections) has “covering up statutory rape of minors, not sterilizing instruments that are being used woman to woman” and repeatedly failing health inspections.

“Turn your prayer into action. The fight against abortion will be won on the streets, not the halls of Congress or state houses” Johnson proclaimed.

60027514_1273375746172112_5567767638555230208_n

The rally itself shows that the pro-life community is bigger, stronger, younger, and diverse. It cares about women. It is eager to help women in their time of crisis. Many moms, including Candace with her son, was able to choose life because of the love and support of the pro-life community at large.

The pro-life movement is pushing back harder. The tide has changed. We must be willing to stand taller and be bolder everywhere we go.  We must not be afraid of anti-life bullying from public servants or average people that will verbally taunt us when we peacefully assemble outside abortion facilities, like Planned Parenthood.

The sleeping giant has awakened. It’s time to rose up and fight for life from womb to tomb.

 

 

Planned Parenthood Facility in Center City, Defended by Re. Brian Sims, Has Failed Thirteen State Inspections

The following is an article from The Daily Caller’s contributor, Rachel Stoltzfoos. She published an article about a Planned Parenthood that Rep. Brian Sis defends failed health inspections. It is being republished with her permission.

The Planned Parenthood clinic where Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims harassed pro-life protesters has a terrible track record with state health and safety inspectors.

Inspectors failed the Philadelphia clinic in 13 of its last 23 inspections, including a revisit in 2018 because it had not corrected the deficiencies identified in a prior visit. Inspectors also identified a wide range of safety problems at the clinic since 2011, including failure to report sex abuse of children and improper storage of aborted babies, according to records from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Sims visited the clinic last week and filmed himself harassing pro-life protesters, including a woman and three young girls who told him they were there to pray for the babies. “I’ve got $100 to anyone who will identify any of these three,” he said, after referring to them as “pseudo-Christians” there solely for the purpose of “shaming young girls.”

Sims did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the health and safety record of the clinic.

The clinic passed its most recent inspection posted online in March 2019, but it is unclear what disciplinary or corrective action was taken regarding its past failures. A spokeswoman at the Pennsylvania Department of Health said those records are not available, except by a freedom of information request.

The most egregious failing at the clinic is its failure to follow Pennsylvania child abuse laws, which stipulate a child under the age of 13 is incapable of consenting to sex, and that sex with a child under the age of 16 is a crime if the offender is four or more years older than the child. Health care providers including this clinic are required under the law to report these crimes.
The clinic was found to have failed to report multiple instances in which unmarried girls under the age of 15 came to them pregnant. One of the girls, who was only 13, indicated on a form she first had sex when she was 11. The clinic did not report these instances of potential abuse and criminal violations to the state.

Additionally, the clinic was found on multiple inspections over the years to be in violation of safety protocols, such as fire safety standards and proper disposal and storage of biohazardous waste. In one 2015 visit, inspectors found ice and frost build up in a freezer, where the remains of aborted babies were improperly stored in red biohazard bags.

Inspectors also found unsanitary conditions in several visits, including a container of used needles spilled and scattered on the floor of a biohazard room, and failure to meet standards about the storage of drugs.

“The recovery area revealed multiple darkened stained areas on the carpeted floor,” a 2015 inspection report found. “The cushion of a patient bench had multiple darkened stains.”
Blogger’s Note: The clinic also failed seven of their last 14 building inspections. Yet they want their doors to stay open. It’s time to make our voices heard. It’s time to pray for the shut down of Planned Parenthood, no matter what.

Pray for the closing of Planned Parenthood, no matter what.

Increasing calls for Brian Sims to ‘immediately resign’ for harassing pro-lifers

The following is a Fox News article written by Caleb Parke. His article is republished with his permission.

There have been growing calls for Brian Sims, a Democratic state representative in Pennsylvania who came under fire after videos surfaced of him harassing an elderly pro-life woman, to resign.

The calls grew louder after a video emerged of him offering online viewers $100 to dox teenage girls praying peacefully outside a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

An online petition started by LifeNews.com has garnered over 9,500 signatures as of Wednesday morning.

Sims, in a video posted online after the controversy, said he “can do better,” stopping short of an apology. Planned Parenthood said it did “not condone…Sims’ approach” but called him a “champion” on pro-choice issues.

KRISTAN HAWKINS: PRO-CHOICE INSTIGATORS CROSSING THE LINE FROM HARASSMENT TO DEHUMANIZATION

Ashley Garecht, the mother of two of the teens targeted by Sims, ages 13 and 15, told Fox News they didn’t know he was an elected official when he started verbally attacking them for their skin color, religion, and political ideology.

“Just the fact that he’s an adult male interacting aggressively with teenage girls, that alone is inappropriate,” Garecht said. “Him being a politician doesn’t just supersede him being an adult man aggressively approaching teenage women.”

She added: “I would just love for people to understand the core of the pro-life movement is a prayerful movement, we want abortion to end. We want women to have a better option than abortion in their lives. This is not about aggression. I would never engage in that.”

TUCKER CARLSON: REP. BRIAN SIMS IS A FROTHING EXTREMIST — AND A TOTALLY MAINSTREAM FIGURE IN TODAY’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Garecht and her husband, Joe, started a GoFundMe “Show Brian the Power of the Pro-Life Movement” to help make something good come out of this, with the goal of raising $100,000 for the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. As of Wednesday morning, they had raised about $28,000.

“This movement matters,” Garecht said. “The lives of the unborn matter. The lives of the mothers’ matter. The lives of clinic workers matter. We pray for them, and we want them to know they’re loved and to let them know they have better options than just to terminate the life of an unborn child.”

She told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that she and her daughters prayed for Sims and will continue to pray for him.

Former Planned Parenthood clinic worker-turned-pro-life advocate, Abby Johnson, challenged Sims to face her Friday in front of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania. The founder of And Then There Were None called him “absolutely unfit to serve.”

Johnson, along with several other pro-life leaders and organizations, are hosting an event Friday outside the Philadelphia abortion clinic, “to show that peaceful prayer volunteers cannot be silenced or bullied out of standing up for what they believe.”

‘UNFIT TO SERVE’: ABBY JOHNSON SLAMS BRIAN SIMS FOR HARASSING PRO-LIFERS

Last week, Sims went on an eight-minute video rant, verbally harassing an elderly woman protesting outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

The state representative recorded the woman outside the same clinic in Philadelphia, which is in his district, telling her to pray at home, calling her an “old white lady” and lecturing her about her Christian beliefs on the Periscope app.

This isn’t the first time Sims has done this stunt. Two years ago, he recorded two people outside the Planned Parenthood, telling them “shame on you” and encouraging people to donate to Planned Parenthood.

Rep. Brian Sims Doxxed for Teenage Girls Information On Holy Thursday; Father Responds

Rep. Brian Sims is making a name for himself in an unpleasant way. Last week, he harassed an elderly woman who was by herself quietly praying the rosary outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City. See article here: Open Season on Philly Pro-Lifers. as Representative Brian Sims Leads the Charge

Another video has surfaced going back to Holy Thursday of Rep. Sims outside of the same abortion facility. This time doxxing his followers for information on a pair of teenage girls from one local high school praying in front of the facility. Sims asked his followers to release the names and addresses of the teenagers in exchange for $100.

In response to Rep. Sims raising funds for Planned Parenthood, the father of one of the girls that was doxxed by the so-called “representative” takes action. He sets up a go fund me page to raise money for the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. As of now, 30k has been raised with a goal of $100,000.

These attacks are proof that Christians are among the wolves of the world in the form of atheism, communism, radical Islam, and big government bullies.

RISE UP, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!!!!!

Rally Against Bullying

All are asked to step out onto the sidewalk for a peaceful demonstration this Friday. Kristan Hawkins, Abby Johnson, and Matt Walsh are slated to speak at this event. Read more here: Stand Against Bullying

Big Tech Suppressing Pro-Life Message?

Terry Beatley’s Hosea Initiative claims Big Tech suppressing opposing viewpoints through non-profit gatekeeper TechSoup.

Tech Soup declines non-profit application on the basis that the pro-life organization “discriminates”

Hosea Initiative is a pro-life non-profit organization with a mission – to fulfill a promise made to repentant NARAL Pro-Choice America founder Dr. Bernard Nathanson. (www.Hosea4You.org )

Terry Beatley of Hosea asks, “Why would Tech Soup reject the one pro-life, non-profit organization dedicated to Dr. Nathanson who so deeply regretted unleashing abortion onto America and who wanted to set the record straight?”

Tech Soup serves as gatekeepers of billions of dollars in the assistance offered by many of the big tech companies including Google, Microsoft, Dell, and Cisco. These companies make organizations register to Tech Soup before giving out these perks. It seems to Terry, that this has become a way for big-tech companies to suppress opposing viewpoints. Hosea went through this registration process before receiving a rather Orwellian rejection.

I feel this is just part of a wider censorship effort, says Beatley. “We have seen a pattern of social media and tech giants attempting to silence anyone who holds views other than their own.” Last November Facebook removed a pro-life ad supporting Tennessee Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn and more recently Twitter suspended Unplanned movie’s account only to reinstate it after a national outcry.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) held a Senate hearing on this very subject and proposed several solutions to Silicon Valley’s censorship practices: regulation, antitrust, and policing big tech’s fraud.

Hosea is seeking donations to help get around this embargo.

About Hosea Initiative: Terry Beatley who founded Hosea, promised Dr. Nathanson after he awoke to the evil he helped unleash, that she would reveal the eight-point scheme he used to deceive America.

In a rare interview in 2009, Terry Beatley accepted the pro-life mantle of Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the regretful cofounder of NARAL (National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Law, currently known as NARAL Pro-Choice America – a pro-abortion political action organization). He was once known as America’s “Abortion King” and is the father of America’s abortion industry.

Terry promised Dr. Nathanson that she would reveal the truth of how he deceived America’s media, courts, legislators, doctors, clergy and public with the insidious lie that abortion is synonymous to “women’s healthcare.”

Right before his death, Dr. Nathanson asked her to tell America the co-founder of NARAL says Abortion is not love – the world needs more love, stop the killing and love one another.

To help fulfill this promise, Terry established Hosea Initiative, an educational 501(c)3 organization. She named the organization after the Bible verse Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”

Company Contact: P.O. Box 56, Lancaster, Virginia 22503 info@hosea4you.org www.hosea4you.org

Purchase A Timely Book with Focus On Catholic Teachings

Within the pages of Ordinary Brother’s new book, Get Married and Save the World, readers will find a doctrinal and practical guide to the main elements of the Christian marriage union. It is also a call to Christians to live fully in the Holy Spirit and reject the flesh, in our families and our homes.

Get Married and Save the World will appeal to readers who know the Church has turned away from God’s Word and is soaking in carnal goals. Its readers should take away a broad and deep understanding of marriage and be confident in their own marriages to bless the world.

Marriage is a broad subject, and there are many topics within the book that can interest your readers. These include the relationship between husband and wife, the role of the homemaker, the lifelong nature of the covenant, the home liturgy, Christian education, and the importance of blessing the world with children, and raising young souls up in the faith.

While the author is not a Catholic, the book contains some teachings strongly aligned with Catholic pro-life work, including that contraception, is wicked, and that it is strongly linked to abortion. I make mention of the early Church teaching, of Humane Vitae, and list several Catholic ministries he follows in the appendices. It is not uniquely on the subject of pro-life ministry but certainly is pro-life in that it supports the family, which protects countless children from harm, and teaches clearly and at length against contraception and abortion.

Ordinary Brother earned a BA in Writing from St. Edward’s University. He lived overseas for twelve years and came to faith at age 31 in Krakow, Poland. He’s since been sharing the Gospel and held many jobs, including teacher, travel writer, and street performer.

Purchase the book here: Get Married and Save The World

Travel with Monique Ruberu to the Annual Pro-Life Women’s Conference

Summer is around the corner. A time to travel to the beach, mountains, and even a road trip to a big city.

What is better than travel with an awesome Wonder Woman in the pro-life movement?

Dr. Monique Ruberu is going to speak at the annual Pro-Life Women’s Conference to be held from June 21st to the 23rd in New Orleans.

She is to be a part of the OBGYN panel during the conference.

The catch: being surrounded by like-minded women cultivating a culture of life in their city or community like you, making new and amazing friends that will last a lifetime, cross a city off your to visit list, and meeting some pro-life heroes like Abby Johnson and Aimee Murphy.

For more information, visit here to register: ProLife Women’s Conference