A Plea for Help Outside of Planned Parenthood

 

Below is a video from Tom Stevens, President and CEO of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia urging our help reaching out to women who are entering Planned Parenthood.  While this message specifically is for help from pro-life warriors in SE Pennsylvania, it is also an urgent plea for help outside any and all killing centers across the country.  Please take a moment to listen to Tom, and please make an effort to go out and pray at an abortion facility near you.

  

 

We Have Hope, We Have Healing, We Have Love

We encourage you to view the 12 minute video below of Alison Centofante, Director of External Affairs for Live Action.  Video was provided by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia from the 2021 Philadelphia March for Life on January 23rd.  

Alison Centofante

Do you want to know the beautiful thing about being Pro-Life?

We are fighting for the team that has “science, medicine, embryology, logic, and truth,” on our side.

Alison Centofante, Director of External Affairs for Live Action, empowered all of us at the Philadelphia March For Life by reminding us of the strength of the Pro-Life Movement.

We are blessed as Pro-Lifers to have organizations like Live Action working every day to give us the information we need to be educated warriors for life.

Alison’s unique path to the Pro-Life movement, rooted in Philadelphia, and so much more beautiful encouragement can be found by listening to Alison’s Speech at the Philadelphia March For Life.

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat – This weekend!

Retreat takes place this weekend in Malvern, Pennsylvania.  See details provided by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia below.  

Rachels Vineyard

Rachel’s Vineyard will be hosting a Post-Abortion Healing Retreat this weekend from Friday, March 5th to Sunday, March 7th at the IHM Spirituality Center in Malvern, PA.

“Are you suffering from the wound of abortion? A Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat is a non-judgmental, safe, loving and confidential environment.  Come and experience the mercy and compassion of God by attending the upcoming retreat. The experience will give you hope for your future and freedom from the pain within your heart and soul.”

For information, call:  Georgeann – 484-955-4278 or  Susan – 610-716-4795. Financial aid is offered if needed.

Stop Abortion Before It Starts – Community-Based Culture of Life Center Opens in Philadelphia

While we worry (and rightfully so) about what to expect with an extremely pro-abortion Biden/Harris administration, great things are happening in the pro-life movement.  One example is the opening of a community center in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which will offer support to those living in this neighborhood while building a life-affirming presence in the community.  See article from Tom Stevens, below for more information, and please consider helping the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia in their efforts with a donation.  

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By: Tom Stevens, President and CEO, Pro-Life Union

Philadelphia March for Life. Done. Now what? In April the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia will open the first-ever Community-Based Culture of Life Initiative of its kind in Frankford (just north of Kensington), Philadelphia. Mom’s Place Life Center, the goal is to transform Frankford, Philadelphia for a Culture of Life by building a sustainable, self- sufficient, and permanent pro-life presence there. Through education, community engagement, compassionate service and programming, we will partner with Catholic Social Services and the Capuchin Friars at the Padre Pio Prayer Center to build an effective program that minimizes abortion-risk in the area.

Mom’s Place Life Center will be at 1527 Church Street, Frankford, Philadelphia. Proposed services and resources:

  • Classes: Parenting, child-birthing, fatherhood, prenatal and much more
  • Counseling, Therapy
  • Diapers, wipes, baby supplies
  • Pregnancy Fitness Classes: Fitness classes for pregnant women will be taught by a certified fitness instructor (specialized in pregnancy fitness).
  • Housing Assistance.
  • Car Seat and Crib Program, Newborn and Maternity Clothing Resources.
  • Real Alternatives Information, STI/STD Information, Health and Resource Referrals.
  • Fatherhood Initiatives
  • Chastity/Abstinence Programming
  • Moms Coffee Clubs, Toddler Play Area and other

Family Support services

  • Nursing Room: Moms can nurse their baby when needed. This room will be a full-service program with comfortable seating, soft instrumental music, changing facilities and drinking water available
  • Grandparents Corner
  • Know God, Know Yourself, Know Others
  • Low cost ‘Mom’s Place’ Laundromat

What are You Doing this Saturday?

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia invites everyone to join them this Saturday (tomorrow)  outside one of the center city abortion mills in Philadelphia.  If you are new to the movement, this Saturday is a good way to learn about praying and giving witness outside of these centers.  

Tom

Feb 13

This Saturday, February 13th, from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM we want you to come down to the Planned Parenthood at 12th and Locust to join us for “Newby Saturday”.

Praying and witnessing outside of an abortion center can save lives, but it can also be nerve racking. That is why we established “Newby Saturday,”! This event is designed to help new or first-time witnesses develop an effective approach to helping women courageously choose life for their babies!

 

 

Here’s the Schedule for the Philadelphia March for Life Next Saturday, January 23rd

Below is the schedule for next week’s March for Life in Philadelphia.  We encourage everyone to join the Pro-Life Union for their inaugural event.  And since the March for Life in Washington, DC is now being done virtually, it’s a perfect opportunity for those in or around Philadelphia who were planning to go to DC to come out and give public witness in your own neighborhood.  

Here’s Our Schedule!

09:00 AM     Roman Catholic Mass

Archbishop Nelson Perez will kick off the day by celebrating Roman Catholic Mass at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. All are welcome!

10:30 AM     Let The March Begin!

March begins! We will begin our march at the Cathedral and we will have many stops along our route, including the Philadelphia Women’s Center where over 6,500 abortions are performed each year.

12:00 PM     Rally and Speakers

We will conclude the march with a rally at Independence Mall where you will get to listen to some incredibly compelling speakers to wrap up the day.

More than 17,000 unborn children are being quietly exterminated in Greater Philadelphia annually. Come stand with us to say, “ENOUGH!”

We are looking forward to keeping you updated during our planning and preparations for this event. But what’s going to make this event great… is YOU.

Please invite at least one friend to join you at the march and to help us in our protest! Don’t miss this!

Masks and social distancing will be required.

Use this link for more information on this March for Life 

Can’t make the march but want to support the pro-life movement in a different way? Click here to make a donation to the Pro Life Union and help us in our fight for the sanctity of life in the Greater Philadelphia area!

Save the Date! Philly March for Life 2021 to be Held on January 23rd

Below is information from Ted Meehan on the March for Life in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 23, 2021.  Save the date and look for more information on the flyer below and on the Pro-Life Union’s website.   

 

Philly March for Life

The annual witness of the March for Life continues again this year, despite the Covid, and lockdowns, and weather, and masks.

For those who are planning to March in Washington, that event will be in January 29. Details can be found on the March for Life website. Locally there will be a March in Philadelphia on January 23 (see Flyer below). Every major Pro-Life organization in our area is supporting this effort. The Archbishop will open our witness with Mass at the Cathedral at 9am. Afterward, we will process to Independence Park, with a stop at 8th & Appletree. We will conclude with a Rally at Independence Park featuring a number of very prominent pro-life speakers.

Please spread the word for this event in your Churches, your Pro-Life committees, among friends and family who may be less active than you – and among local schools and students. Feel free to make copies of the Flyer to distribute among friends and friendly places. 

Let this effort begin a renewed start to protect and defend the sanctity of life!

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Congratulations to Voices for Life’s Mickey Kelly

Mickey KellyEvery year pro-life warriors in SE Pennsylvania look forward to the annual Stand Up for Life Banquet hosted by the Pro-life Union of Greater Philadelphia. It is a chance to socialize with friends, to network with pro-life organizations in our area, to hear from fabulous keynote speakers and to congratulate those who are receiving awards for their commitment to the pro-life movement.

This year’s ‘Stand Up for Life’ banquet was a virtual event because of the restrictions posed by the coronavirus. Pro-Lifers are always being stretched beyond our comfort zone to get out the pro-life message and this year was no exception.  Despite the challenges, the Pro-Life Union put on a very professional event.

Keynote speaker for this event was Matt Walsh.  Matt as most know is a writer, public speaker and author who tackles tough subjects including opining on the evils of abortion.

The awards were given at the end of the banquet, one to Voices for Life’s very own Mickey Kelly for his faithful commitment to being a public witness outside of the two abortion mills in center city Philadelphia. Mickey has been involved with the pro-life movement since 2008 and has prayed outside of abortion facilities for over a decade. Mickey joined Voices for Life blog in 2017. He credits his involvement with the Knights of Columbus for his commitment to the pro-life movement and he hopes to inspire more men to step up and defend life.  Mickey is also the President of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation which helps families in crisis.  Tonight Mickey will be interviewed live on Facebook  on the show, Journeys in Faith with Anne DeSantis.  Show begins at 8:30 pm tonight.

We are Voices for Life are proud of Mickey and grateful for his many posts on our blog. You can view the video of last week’s event below.  And if you’re feeling generous this Giving Tuesday, please consider contributing to the Pro-Life Union to help them continue their work in our area.   Here is a link to their website.

Join us for This Important Pro-Life Event – October 31st in Philadelphia

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia invites everyone to join them to close the 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign in center city Philadelphia on Saturday, October 31st.  For details on this event, please see the information from Tom Stevens, President and CEO of the Pro-Life Union below. 

On Saturday, October 31st, a very special Pro-Life Mass, Procession and Rally will be held in Center-City Philadelphia to celebrate the end of Respect Life Month and 40 Days For Life.

8:00 a.m. Mass with Celebrant Fr. Dennis Gill – Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul, 1723 Race Street, Phila., 19103

9:00 a.m. Procession to Planned Parenthood, 12th & Locust

9:30 a.m. Rally with Rev. Clenard Childress at Planned Parenthood, 12th & Locust Streets.