Please Join NE Philly This Saturday for a 40 Days for Life Closing Event

You are invited to join in a closing ceremony this Saturday at the Planned Parenthood located on Comly Road at Roosevelt Boulevard beginning at 9:00 am.  Please see information from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania below. 

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Please participate in the 9:00-10:00 AM, Saturday, November 6, 2021 Closing Prayer Vigil, and Public Witness to the Fall 2021 40 Days For Life Campaign at Planned Parenthood’s Comly Road abortion chamber at the Boulevard and Comly Road.  This Event includes prayers and messages from local clergy and leaders in our area’s pro-life movement.

This Event serves the following purposes:

1. It offers thanksgiving for the several Children and mothers who were saved during this campaign at this abortion chamber.  I am appending an email from Glenna Walsh, the Director of Generation Life, who reports on the lives saved on October 27, 2021.

2. It offers a small act of reparation for this unspeakable crime of killing children before they are born.  The Pa. Department of Health reported that, in 2021, abortionists at this location committed 2,373 abortions.

3. It equips and encourages us to expand our participation in the other activities of our area’s pro-life movement.

Please Join us on Friday, July 2nd to Protest Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s Vote on the Equality Act

The information below is from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania. Mike explains the harsh reality of the so-called ‘Equality Act’ and why we need to protest Representative Fitzpatrick’s vote on this bill.  Protest is scheduled for 12:00 noon on Friday, July 2nd. 

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Please participate in a protest at U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s District Office at 1717 Langhorne-Newtown Road in Langhorne in the Summit Square Shopping Center on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  This office building shares a parking lot with a Giant Supermarket, where ample parking is available.

The purpose of this Event is to continue our efforts to persuade Rep. Fitzpatrick to cease his support for the “Equality Act” (EA).  On February 25, 2021, Rep. Fitzpatrick became one of only three Republican U.S. House Members to vote for this very pro-abortion legislation with many other harms.

Our area’s pro-life movement needs to provide leadership to resist these Culture of Death intrusions into the Republican Party.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has summarized the harms of the EA.

“Our faith calls us to uphold every individual’s dignity and rights against unjust discrimination – including in employment, housing, and services – regardless of characteristics or background.  Rather than offering meaningful protections for individuals, the Equality Act would impose sweeping new norms that negatively impact the unborn, health care, charitable services, schools, personal privacy, athletics, free speech, religious liberties, and parental rights.  The Act’s unsound definitions of ‘sex’ and ‘gender identity’ would erase women’s distinct, hard-won recognition in federal laws.  Its sex-based nondiscrimination terms would end women’s shelters and many single-sex schools.  It would close faith-based foster care and adoption agencies that honor children’s rights to a mother and father.  The bill would even act as an abortion mandate.  We must pursue justice and equality for anyone denied it; but this is a regrettable approach.  We are gravely disappointed with the Act’s passage in the U.S. House.”


The EA would eliminate the Hyde Amendment – and other abortion funding restrictions because it redefines “sex” such that not funding abortions becomes an act of “sex discrimination.”  Specifically, this expansion of abortion occurs because the EA re-defines “sex” to include “pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.”  The EA also states that “pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition shall not receive less favorable treatment than other physical conditions.”  Some prior court decisions and pro-abortion government officials have established that a “related medical condition” includes abortion.

The attached promotional flyer for this Event also summarizes the harms of the EA. (see flyer below)

Please do not be assuaged if Rep. Fitzpatrick reports that he is sponsoring “EA Lite,” also known as the “Fairness Act.”  This legislation claims (quite dishonestly) to protect religious liberty and female athletics.  Nevertheless, it maintains its abortion funding mandate.

In addition to attending this July 2nd Event, please send – or resend – your own correspondence to Rep. Fitzpatrick that urges him to oppose the EA.

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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick and the Equality Act

Below is a report from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania on the recent Rally & Protest of Representative Brian Fitzpatrick for his vote on the Equality Act.  Pictures at the bottom were submitted by Mike and Mary Scirocco.   I’ve also included an opinion column Mike submitted to the Bucks County Courier Times on the Equality Act.  

Equality Act

I thank everyone of the approximately 60 people who participated in our protest at Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s District Office on Friday, March 26, 2021 because of his support for the “Equality Act” (EA).

This March 26th Protest launched ongoing efforts to privately contact and publicly admonish Rep. Fitzpatrick because of his support for this insidiously evil legislation.  These efforts regarding Rep. Fitzpatrick and the EA have become a critical test of the pro-life movement’s zeal for and effectiveness on this issue, as well as an opportunity to maintain the opposition of Republican legislators to EA-type legislation.

We plan to continue our efforts by contacting supportive clergy and requesting their participation in this effort.  So, please participate in our continuing efforts to encourage constituents to contact Rep. Fitzpatrick regarding the EA.  I am attaching a flyer to assist in that request.

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Please Join us on Friday, March 26th for a Rally Outside Representative Brian Fitzpatrick’s Office to Protest His Vote on the Equality Act

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Equality?  For whom?

  • Not for girls’ sports as they will be forced to allow boys to compete on the same teams as girls.
  • Not for medical professionals who will be forced to perform or assist at abortions and transgender procedures.
  • Not for clergy who will be forced to perform marriages for homosexuals.
  • Not for Christian schools who will be forced to hire homosexuals and transexuals to teach in their schools.
  • Not for women and children who will be forced to share bathrooms and shelters with men who ‘identify’ as women.
  • Not for the Little Sisters of the Poor who help the poorest of the poor. They will be forced to shut their doors if they don’t provide insurance for abortion, and transgender procedures.
  • Not for Christian businesses who will be forced to compromise their Christian principles or close their doors.
  • Not for parents who will lose their right to make medical decisions about their children’s gender dysphoria by normalizing hormonal and surgical interventions.

These are just some of the Americans that our Congressman chose to dismiss when voting for this bill.

Please join us on March 26th  to let Congressman Fitzpatrick know of our displeasure of this vote he cast against the family and God’s commandments. Rally begins at 11:00 am. Below is a flyer for this event.  Please print out and share with others. 

You may also want to write to him and let him know how you feel.  Please be respectful when writing, but get your point across.  Here is a link to his email page on his website. 

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Fall 2020 40 Days For Life Campaign Kicks-off in Southeast Pennsylvania

The following is from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania regarding the 40 Days for Life Kick-off events in center city Philadelphia. Flyer with more information is below.

These Campaigns commence in various ways at each of our area’s six abortion chambers.  Our area’s principal Kickoff Event is on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM at PP’s Center City abortion chamber at 12th and Locust Streets.  (Some free parking is available at St. Peter Claver’s Catholic Center, three blocks south at 12th and Lombard Streets).  Matt Britton, the National Deputy Director of 40 Days is the featured speaker at this Event, which will also include a candlelight procession around the block in which PP is located.

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A Pro-Life Response to the COVID Pandemic

The following is from Michael McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pa.  This event will be held on Thursday, July 23rd at White Manor Country Club at 831 Providence Road in Malvern from 7:00-9:00 PM, which is a few minutes drive from the Malvern Retreat House. Please see flyer at end of this post for more information.  

End this pandemic

The purposes of this Event are to launch activities that

– call the Church, in response to the COVID Pandemic, to repentance for our apathy regarding the massive shedding of innocent blood of children in the womb by abortion; and

– call the Church laity and clergy to make the legal protection of these children the preeminent issue when they vote in and preach on the November 3, 2020 General Election.

Randall Terry will make a presentation on these themes following an abbreviated showing of his movie, Pandemic.  Randy and some of his team will also provide praise and worship music.

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Spiritual and Temporal Proposals for a Pro-Life Response from Philadelphia Catholics to Coronavirus Concerns

The following is from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania.   

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An Opportunity to Repent and Renew

The Catholic Church in our area – and throughout America – has led the pro-life movement’s response to the vast Culture of Death, particularly the killing of children before birth by abortion. She has equipped and exhorted many of Her Members to save millions of lives, mitigate God’s Judgment for this unspeakable crime, and provide realistic hope of ending this deadly injustice. The current coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns offer challenges to overcome and opportunities to assist the Church efforts to build a Culture of Life.

I propose that our spiritual and temporal responses include the following actions.

  • Re-open the Churches for voluntary attendance with social distancing
  • Call for repentance, healing not normalcy, nurturing, and renewed pro-life activities
  • Urge our civil leaders to act consistently with their own directives and close the surgical abortion facilities

The efforts of most Catholics involved in the pro-life movement receive tremendous benefits from regular Mass attendance and receipt of the Eucharist. However, because of COVID-19 concerns – and despite the ease of social distancing at almost all daily and Sunday Masses – Churches are closed, even though civil authorities allow for “life sustaining” services to remain open. The Mass and the Eucharist remain an essential life-sustaining service. The COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity for Catholic clergy to proclaim their faith in the power of the Mass and Eucharist – and for the laity to make prudential judgments about attending Mass and receiving the Eucharist.

Our spiritual responses to COVID-19 concerns also need to include a call to repentance for the continuing vast practice of killing children before  birth in our nation and Archdiocese, which is, respectively, about one million and 30,000. Our nation is witnessing heroic actions by our relatively few medical providers in an effort to save those most vulnerable to COVID-19. Yet, our nation continues to overlook – and even applaud – the intentional killing, in far greater numbers, by other medical personnel of the most vulnerable among us – those children conceived but not yet born. Perhaps God is allowing our COVID-19 concerns and hardships to awaken us from this inconsistency and apathy – and make some reparation for our Culture of Death.

For certain, Scripture teaches us that God allowed the destruction of Israel and the Babylonian Captivity because Israel sacrificed their children to the pagan god, Moloch. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that God allowed the vast death and destruction of the Civil War as a chastisement for our nation’s practice and toleration of slavery.

The distortion of human sexuality and freedom into license has caused most of the manifestations of our nation’s current Culture of Death, particularly killing children before birth. The COVID-19 crisis is resulting in reduced physical contact and loss of individual freedom.

Meanwhile, leading pro-abortion public officials, such as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who champions a “right” to kill children until birth, proclaims that our COVID-19 response should be guided by the need to “protect the sanctity of all human life.” The Church clergy and laity have an opportunity to respond to such brazen inconsistency.

While our Churches are closed, abortion facilities remain open because abortion industry personnel remain committed to provide their “service” despite COVID-19 concerns. Their directive to their “escorts” to stay away indicates that they are fully aware of the risk of COVID-19 exposure from their “patients.” Catholics have an opportunity to match or exceed this commitment by publicly praying, while socially distancing, at our area’s seven abortion chambers. Our area’s April 10, 2020 Good Friday Prayer Vigils offer an opportunity to launch this renewal.

Some other pro-abortion public officials, such as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Gov. Tom Wolf, are attempting to use COVID-19 public policy responses to expand abortion. Meanwhile, most pro-life Governors,  who have ordered a halt to non-elective surgical procedures, are still allowing abortion facilities to commit surgical abortions.

Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, through our actions and urging our legislators to act, we can resist Gov. Wolf’s attempts to abuse expanded Telemedicine services that could effectively eliminate Pa.’s informed consent and waiting period requirements for chemical abortions. Finally, our actions can include a massive turnout for the Pa. March For Life in Harrisburg, when it is re-scheduled.

Finally, let us pray for healing for individuals, our nation, and the Church –  and not just a “return to normalcy.” America’s normalcy had become a vast Culture of Death. The COVID-19 crisis has already closed many abortion chambers, reduced the number of abortions being committed, and caused people to re-evaluate their priorities. The COVID-19 crisis provides the Church with an excellent opportunity to promote a Culture of Life.

An Invitation for You to a Pro-Life Workshop on February 8th in Wayne, Pennsylvania

Feb 8 Leadership Workshop

The following is from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania inviting everyone from Southeast Pennsylvania and beyond to attend this valuable and much needed workshop.  

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to use our God-given creative talents to expand the pro-life movement.  This workshop seeks to launch a regular practice of outreach activities, as well as regular meetings to plan, evaluate, and promote such activities.  Outreach activities include spreading the pro-life message, as well as recruiting participants in and developing leaders for the pro-life movement.

Christine Fauci Wittman serves as our principal presenter.  Christine is a motivational speaker and professional counselor who is a faithful and zealous advocate for spreading Our Lord’s Gospel of Life.  She will provide inspiration and practical tools for outreach to both new and experienced participants in the pro-life movement.

Please be willing to risk the potential discomfort and the fear of rejection that outreach activities involve.  Attendees also need to bring their complete responses to a survey to this workshop.  This survey is available by clicking on this link. 

Registration is $25 ($15 for students).  Registration form as well as additional information can be found on the flyer  below or on the website.  

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Please Join Us for a Public Witness Against the Presentation of the Liberty Medal to Former Justice Anthony Kennedy This Sunday, Oct 27th

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At 5:00 pm on October 27th, Justice Kennedy is receiving this prestigious award.  The presenters of this award cite Kennedy’s decisive vote, on June 28, 1992 in Casey v. Planned Parenthood to keep killing children in the womb as a ‘constitutional right’ as a primary reason for this award.  Kennedy’s decision has resulted in the intentional killing of millions of innocent children in the womb by abortion.

Thus, this award is a celebration of killing children n the womb by abortion.  This award also celebrates Kennedy’s bizarre and deadly opinion in Casey that distorted liberty into license by arguing, ‘at the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence..,” which effectively means, Might makes Right.  Christopher West’s devastating critique of Kennedy’s reasoning in Casey is available here.

This public witness will feature abortion victim photos, speeches and literature distribution.

For additional information, contact Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania at paprolifecoalition@gmail.com 

Update on the Pennsylvania Abortion Industry Lawsuit to ‘New York-ize’ Pennsylvania’s Abortion Laws

The following is an update from Mike McMonagle, President of the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania regarding the lawsuit from the Women’s Law Project  on behalf of the abortion industry in Pennsylvania that seeks a declaration from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court stating that a  ‘right to abortion’ now exist in the Pennsylvania Constitution.  (Please read Mike’s column in the attachment below).  

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from Mike McMonagle:

The Pa. Abortion Industry’s lawsuit that seeks the Pa. Supreme Court to declare that a “right to abortion” now exists in the Pa. Constitution is moving slowly.  The Pa. Commonwealth Court has scheduled a three Judge Panel Hearing on October 10, 2019 in Harrisburg on the petition of Pa. House and Senate Leaders to enter the case.  This intervention is important because attorneys for Gov. Tom Wolf cannot be relied upon to zealously and effectively defend this lawsuit.  Our organization’s attorneys continue to provide crucial assistance to the attorneys hired by the Pa. House and Senate Leaders.

Mike’s column