Live Stream the Stations of the Cross with Pro-Life Action League

From Eric J.​​​​​ Scheidler

Every year on Good Friday, the Pro-Life Action League hosts a nationwide event known as the “Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” outside abortion facilities across the country.

This year’s event was on track to top over 100 locations when the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

To allow this cherished annual event to go forward while preventing the spread of the coronavirus, I’m inviting all my pro-life friends to participate in a “virtual” version of this event on Good Friday.

At 10 a.m. CT this Friday, I will live-stream the “Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion” with my family outside the Planned Parenthood mega-center in our home town of Aurora, Illinois.

The Way of the Cross will be broadcast live on the Pro-Life Action League Facebook page. I’ve attached a prayer booklet for you to pray along with.

Just print out the prayer booklet, log into Facebook a couple minutes before 10 a.m. Central Time on Friday, and together we can pray for an end to abortion.

(And by the way, you don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch the live stream. Just go to the League page on Friday to watch.)

If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how much more our lives are knit together than we realized — how dependent we are upon one another.

The most dependent of all is, of course, the unborn child. May this moment deepen our sense of solidarity with our unborn brothers and sisters!

That will be my prayer during the live-streamed pro-life Way of the Cross on Friday. I look forward to praying together with you!

Pray at abortion facilities; Pray at Home

Every hour going forward has at least one person praying to end abortion at the two downtown vigil sites. These people are also praying for the few people going down to be present, praying for the women and babies as well as for the conversion of the workers.

Now we are looking for people to be the 2nd and third prayer warriors from home at those hours see below and pick your hours…

 

1. I just got off the phone and conference call with an abortion pill reversal patient from the Allentown area. She has an 8-month baby and was concerned that she wouldn’t be able to handle another pregnancy with severe nausea and vomiting. Her boyfriend is the same father and he was not happy about the abortion, he is happy that she is trying to reverse. Please pray for this patient and if any of you are willing to be on her support team or know of anyone in that area (Allentown) to help with a baby shower and to address any needs she may have… let me know.
2. on Monday and Tuesday we are trying to inundate senators offices with quick 2-5 minute calls stating that we don’t want telemedicine abortions included in the tele-med bill. Senators say they hear from the pro-abortion side much more frequently than they hear from us… so LET’S BE HEARD!!! There is a signup genius through the pro-life union of Greater Philadelphia – the goal is to have 5 people scheduled to call every 20 min while offices are open… want to flood their lines.

SIGN UP HERE  about tele-med Bill

Let’s bring every hour up to at least 2 people …

Saturday: 7(1),8(2),9(2),10(1),11(3),12(1),1(7), 2(1),3(2),4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

Sunday: 7(1),8(2),9(1),10(1),11(2),12(0),1(2),2(2),3(2),4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

monday:7(3),8(2),9(3),10(1),11(2),12(1),1(3),2(1),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

tuesday: 7(3),8(3),9(2),10(1),11(2),12(1),1(2),2(1),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

wed:7(2),8(2),9(3),10(1), 11(2),12(1),1(3),2(1),3(3), 4(1),5(1),6(1),7(1)

thurs: 7(3),8(3),9(2),10(1),11(1),12(1),1(2),2(1),3(3), 4(1), 5(1),6(1), 7(1)

friday: 7(2),8(2), 9(2),10(1), 11(2), 12(1),1(2), 2(1),3(3), 4(1), 5(1), 6(1), 7(1)

Wanna Break Cabin Fever? Take a Leap of Faith and Pray Outside of Abortion Facilities

The headliner might be a bit misleading. However, two brave men decided to continue praying outside of abortion facilities in the Philadelphia area, despite the stay at home order from elected officials.

The suggestion does come with some parameters.

  1. Do not come within two feet of patients entering the facility or escorts (if any decide to be out there)
  2. Be sure to be courteous and respectful to police and people coming and going on the sidewalk
  3. Be peaceful
  4. Bring love
  5. Stay safe and well
  6. Treat this like 40 Days for Life is still going on.
  7. Pray in small groups of less than ten
  8. If you are ill, pray from home

Remember, God has appeared to many people to do his will. You should do his, not the will of man.

“Never underestimate the spirit of God working through you, with you, and despite you.” Archbishop Nelson Perez

Pro-Lifers Attend Annual Peace in the Womb and Christmas Caroling at Warminster Planned Parenthood

 

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On Friday morning in near freezing temperatures, 35 pro-lifers gathered in front of Warminster Planned Parenthood.  They came to the annual Peace in the Womb event to  observe the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and pray for an end to abortion.

Sandy Slater, president of Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition, began the event by introducing Pastor Chuck Wilson of New Hope Community Church.

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Pastor Chuck Wilson, New Hope Community Church

Pastor Chuck opened with a prayer followed by a powerful, encouraging message.  He spoke about the importance of intercessory prayer in defeating abortion, especially at abortion sites. He mentioned the impact the movie Unplanned had on changing hearts and minds about the killing of unborn babies . Prayer warriors standing in front of abortion sites has resulted in many women choosing life for their babies. He also shared the satanic influence that is behind the abortion industry.  Pastor Wilson stressed that our presence and prayers are essential in defeating the evil of abortion.

Christmas Caroling brought to mind the Biblical account of Jesus’ birth: a miraculous ‘unexpected’ pregnancy, Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, angels announcing the Savior’s birth to shepherds, the joy and holiness of that silent night.  Singing these joyful hymns about the sacred birth of Jesus was in sharp contrast to the evil of killing unborn babies taking place inside Warminster Planned Parenthood.

Longtime pro-lifer, Patrick Stanton, spoke about the importance of our presence and prayers at Warminster Planned Parenthood.  His late father, John Stanton, was known as the father of the pro-life movement in Southeast Pennsylvania.  Patrick shared the great need for intercessors and sidewalk counselors at two abortion sites in center city Philadelphia.  Mike McMonagle of the Pro-Life Coalition of PA urged everyone to become informed about pending legislation on pro-life issues.

Participants were invited for refreshments and fellowship at the VFW Hall following the close of the program.  This event was sponsored locally by the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition  and nationally by the Pro-Life Action League.

Another Peace in the Womb event took place at Planned Parenthood at Comly Road and Roosevelt Blvd. in NE Philly on Saturday, November 14th. They stood in the rain as they prayed and sang Christmas Carols in celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Anita Flynn, Voices for Life blogger, reported there were 21 pro-lifers who participated.

Below are photos of the gathering and a sign with a powerful pro-life message.

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Teenager Makes Viral Response to Miley Cyrus with Message of Adoption

Adoption Cake

Photo courtesy of Hannah Rickords Facebook page

By now, many of us are outraged by the stunt pulled by pop and teen idol, Miley Cyrus.

Does she realize that she is part of the problem of how many people are being exposed to the promiscuity in our culture?

Recently, Hannah Rickords, a young woman in her late teens countered Miley’s Facebook sharing her adoption story.

Read below:

Miley,

You teamed up with Planned Parenthood to share a message…

Here’s mine.

20 years ago, my biological mother walked into her Planned Parenthood pregnant and not sure where else to go. Measuring over 20 weeks, she was told they could move forward with termination. When she explained she wasn’t there for that kind of procedure, it was explained to her that was all the only help she could receive there.

My birth mom wrote:

“All I wanted was help. For someone to see me for the terrified young woman I was. I wanted someone to hold my hand and tell me everything was going to be okay. I quickly learned that this was not the place for that kind of reassurance. The woman quietly, but firmly, said she was sorry she couldn’t help me.”

If that day she had chosen abortion as her plan, I would not be here today. Regardless of what argument you could have of when life truly begins, if that day in that Planned Parenthood, a young girl was swayed to terminate, I would not be here.

Miley, what about my healthcare? What about the millions of people that will never see the light of day because “abortion is healthcare?”

As an unborn child, there wasn’t much I could do to contribute to society, but now as a 20-year-old being, I have been able to touch the lives of hundreds through a conference I held and my original music.

I am grateful every single day that my birthmother chose another plan for me.

I am grateful every single day that an adoption is an option.

Take action by sharing her photo on her social media platforms today. Adoption Story

2019 ACROSS AMERICA RELAY

The largest spanning Pro-Life event in the world with 1,528 legs covering 5,359 miles (12 million steps)!  Register to run or walk 5K legs anywhere and anytime from July 4th kickoff to August 11th finish.
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Invite family, friends, and organizations to participate and sponsor the event (see below).  Wear “REMEMBER The Unborn” jersey as a public witness, impacting hearts and minds for saving lives! 

COURSE:  Live Progress Map (opens July 4th).  All four arms of the Relay will kick off on July 4th:  East Arm kickoff from the NYC Brooklyn Bridge, West Arm kickoff from San Fran Golden Gate Bridge, South Arm kickoff from San Antonio TX, and North Arm kickoff from Grand Forks ND (sponsors below).  Relay photos/videos below.  The route goes by abortion facilities for prayer.  All four arms will unite for a Finish Line celebration on August 11th in Overland Park, KS (schedule below).
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STEP 1 – JOIN TEAM:  Order “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5” jersey and wear it as a public witness.  You will receive Team Updates and Devotions.
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STEP 2 – REGISTER FOR RELAY LEGS:  Multiple individuals can register for the same leg.  When possible, start each leg at designated place/time – don’t wait for the previous leg.  Relay batons are available but not required.  If you can’t make it to the course, register to do 5K legs remotely in your neighborhood.  If you can’t make the scheduled time, do 5K legs anytime between the start and finish of the Relay.  Turn a local training run or walk into a remote Relay leg.  $25 registration (tax-deductible) for an individual or family to register for as many Relay legs as you choose.  Free registration for students, clergy, seniors, international.
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STEP 3 – PRAY:  before training and racing, pray LIFE Runners Creed to end abortion.  Add and offer up prayers on the LIFE Runners Prayer Wall.
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STEP 4 – FUNDRAISE or DONATE for RELAY GEAR:  Tax-deductible donations support our Team ministry needs.  Medal ($25 donation), Shirt ($100 donation).

FRIENDS, PARTNERS, SPONSORS (2019):
*** Names listed at liferunners.org/fundraising.
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Bronze Friends ($125 or $10/mo):  medal, shirt
Silver Friends ($325 or $25/mo):  2 medals, 2 shirts
Gold Friends ($625 or $50/mo):  2 medals, 2 shirts, baton
Bronze Partners ($1,250 or $100/mo):  5 medals, 5 shirts, 2 batons
Silver Partners ($2,500 or $200/mo):  2 jackets, 5 medals, 5 shirts, 2 batons
Gold Partners ($5,000 or $400/mo):  4 jackets, 5 medals, 5 shirts, 4 batons
Relay Shirt Sponsor ($10,000):  sleeve logo, jackets, medals, shirts, batons
Relay Arm Sponsor ($25,000):  name, jackets, medals, shirts, batons

STEP 5 – PHOTOS & VIDEOS:  Post your Relay photos on social media with #AcrossAmericaRelay19.  Share photos & videos at Photo & Video Submission Form..
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BE A SECTION LEADER:  Adopt a section of legs and invite friends, family, teammates to register for those legs.
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FINISH LINE EVENTS:  Overland Park, KS – 2018 photos.
Sat, Aug 10th, 2019
* 5:00 PM – Mass at Divine Mercy Church, 555 W Main St, Gardner, KS.
* 6:30 PM – Dinner at Golden Corral, 13440 S Blackbob Rd, Olathe, KS.
* 8:30 PM – Where There Is Darkness film, location TBD.  
Sun, Aug 11th, 2019
* 7:30 AM – Mass at Church of the Holy Cross, 8311 93rd St, Overland Park, KS.
* 8:15 AM – Breakfast at Church of the Holy Cross, 8311 93rd St, Overland Park, KS
* 9:30 AM – Prayer rally at Planned Parenthood, 4401 W 109th St # 200, Leawood, KS. liferunners.org/creed.
* 10:30 AM – Run/walk finishing legs.  Register.
* 12:30 PM – Celebration rally at Roe Park, 10400 Roe Ave, Overland Park, KS.
* 12:45 PM – March final leg (only quarter mile) into the finish with all four arms. Register.
* 1:00 PM – Free lunch in Roe Park, 10400 Roe Ave, Overland Park, KS.  RSVP at contact@liferunners.org.

 

Ambulance Shows Up Hours Later Outside Same Planned Parenthood Rally Took Place

Safe, legal, and rare? That’s the biggest lie of the abortion industry.

Just hours following a rally against State Rep. and his bullying, an ambulance stops to take a woman to a nearby hospital after a botched abortion attempt.

See the video here

Here’s more from Operation Rescue:

Nearly 1,000 pro-life supporters had gathered in front of a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Friday, May 10, 2019, to protest the bullying of pro-life activists by State Rep. Brian Sims.  But after the protest was over and the crowd had cleared the streets, an ambulance was dispatched to that same Planned Parenthood facility.

One pro-life supporter, Antonio Calimano, captured the incident on video.

At approximately 3:00 p.m., an ambulance arrived at the Planned Parenthood facility on Locust Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Emergency responders can be seen in Calimano’s video pushing a woman in a wheelchair out to the ambulance.  She was loaded into the ambulance’s side door before being transported, apparently to a nearby hospital.

“We question whether this Planned Parenthood delayed calling an ambulance for this woman until after they thought all the pro-lifers had left for the day.  It certainly wouldn’t be the first time a Planned Parenthood delayed calling for emergency medical assistance,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, which documents such emergencies at abortion facilities.

“This is another example of just how dangerous abortions really are.  Planned Parenthood tells the public that abortions are the safest ‘procedure,’ yet hundreds of documented medical emergencies at the abortion facilities themselves debunk that false narrative,” said Newman. “We pray that every abortion facility in America is closed down so women and their babies will no longer suffer from the barbaric practice of abortion.”

[This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates as we get them.]

For more on medical emergencies at abortion facilities around the nation, visit Abortion911.com. 

 

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.