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.

Matt Walsh to Speak at the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia’s Virtual Event on November 22nd

Every November the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia holds a banquet which many in our area look forward to attending.   This year because of the restrictions due to COVID, they are replacing the banquet with a live-stream event.  Matt Walsh, conservative political commentator and columnist will be the guest speaker. 

Here  is a link to the Pro-Life Union’s website where you can find more information and register for this free event.  The event takes place from 7:00 – 7:45 pm on Sunday, November 22nd. 

Please Join Archbishop Nelson Perez on Saturday, July 25th for a Mass and Prayer Vigil in Center City Philadelphia

The following was taken from website of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.  We encourage all to join in this special Mass celebrated by Archbishop Nelson Perez at in the Chapel of the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in center city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Prayer vigil at the Planned Parenthood in center city will follow the Mass.  Additional information can be found on the flyer.  

Children

Please unite with us in prayer at a pro-life Mass celebrated by Archbishop Nelson Perez on Saturday, July 25th at 8:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, 17th & Race Streets, followed by a procession to Planned Parenthood at 12th & Locust streets where an ecumenical prayer vigil will be held from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be in effect. Additional information can be found on the flyer below.

PLU_Save Our Citys Children Flyer_

 

Pro-Life Career Opportunities in SE Pennsylvania

The following is from the June 2020 newsletter of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.  If you are interested in any of these positions or know of someone who may be interested, please use the contact information below to  send your resume.

Career Opportunities

Pro-Life Union Sidewalk Outreach Intern 

Great opportunity for pro-life individuals seeking to gain real-world experience, explore and discern opportunities, form and grow personally, and be a part of the real and practical solution to building a local Culture of Life.  Working as Sidewalk Outreach Intern, participants will gain on-the-street experience helping connect women and couples facing unexpected pregnancies to the life-affirming care needed to choose life!  This paid internship is a personally enriching opportunity for all, and is designed to offer excellent resume experience for students seeking further education or careers in fields such as counseling, human services, psychology, marketing, health professions, research and more! Part-time opportunity. Submit your cover letter and resume at mail@prolifeunion.org

 

Ultrasound Technician Position

Genesis Women’s Clinic, is seeking an Ultrasound Technician to join their pro-life team.  They need a sonographer to serve as a back up for the current tech and to cover her maternity leave period. Compensation is negotiable.  Please contact Wendy by email at wendy@genpcc.org.

 

Ultrasound Assistant

AlphaCare is looking to fill the part-time position of Ultrasound Assistant.  Flexible and accommodating with an interest in the medical field, this position assists nurses with ultrasound appointments and promotes a comfortable environment for each client. Interested applicants, please email resume and over letter to AlphaCare at office@alphacarephilly.org.

Sidewalk Servants Need You in Center City Philadelphia

The following was taken from the newsletter of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.   If you live in the Southeast Pennsylvania area, please consider being a prayer warrior in front of one of these abortion facilities in center city or pray and give witness at one closer to your home. 

Sidewalk Servants

Greater Philadelphia has moved into the yellow phase of reopening Pennsylvania.  It is time to get back out and serve.  Public Transit challenges? Yes, Covid-19 is still around, but we can stop the risk of spread with properly use of gloves, masks, disinfectant and space.   Women especially are needed back in front of the abortion centers to pray and reach out.  Please contact Tom Stevens at 215-885-8150 ext. 503 or email us at mail@prolifeunion.org to learn more and volunteer or complete the form at prolifeunion.org/volunteer .

Reminder: Mother’s Day Prayer Vigil (No Mass)- Saturday, May 9th

Re-posting this as a reminder to join the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia this coming Saturday at the Philadelphia Women’s Center and also to let everyone know that there will be no Mass that morning.

Mother and child

Please pray and witness for moms and their children at a Mother’s Day Prayer Vigil (or pray from home) on Saturday, May 9th from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Philadelphia Women’s Center, 777 Appletree Street (8th and Arch).  There IS NOT a Mass afterwards as originally promoted.

Mother’s Day Prayer Vigil
Saturday, May 9th
Philadelphia Women’s Center
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
There will be no Mass afterwards
(The Archdiocese has not yet permitted public Masses)
ALL SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES are REQUIRED to BE FOLLOWED

You MUST where a mask, and MUST stay 6’ away from one another.
Outside you MUST where a mask and stay 6’ away from the nearest person.

Some Good News from Delaware County, Pa.

Ever wonder if our prayers and public witness have an impact?  Here is some good news from Delaware County, Pennsylvania which was reported in the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia newsletter.  As we are asked to do, please pray for Mr. Adamo and his advisors, and please remember that your public witness and prayers do indeed have a positive impact.  

crozer houspital

In 1973, three OB-Gyns at Crozer Hospital formed a partnership and created the Reproductive Health Counseling Center (RHCC) on the hospital grounds to begin aborting children.  Immediately, the pro-life people of Delaware County began protesting there. In the 1970s, 80s and 90s, there were hundreds of arrests of pro-lifers and thousands of deaths of unborn children.

In 2011, when Kermit Gosnell’s crimes were discovered, the Pa. Dept. of Health was forced by legislation to begin inspecting abortion clinics.  Fourteen abortion facilities were shut down for violations, one being RHCC.  After this killing center was shut down, Delaware County Women’s Center opened up on the property of Crozer Chester Hospital. This center offers no surgical abortions, but the abortion pills given there have taken the lives of approximately 1,300 children each year.

Last winter, folks again began to witness at this abortion facility and this Lent, Respect Life groups from various churches nearby ramped up their prayer and witness there.

Led by pro-life attorney, John Williamson, pro-life people began to write letters and emails to the President of Crozer Hospital, Peter Adamo and finally a meeting was granted. Ted Meehan, Dr. John Huyette and John Williamson met with Mr. Adamo and asked that they work together to make Crozer Chester Medical Center abortion free.  Mr. Adamo does not want the hospital to be associated with abortion. This meeting bore amazing fruit!  It was agreed that there would be no elective abortions performed in the hospital and that there might be consideration that the lease of Delaware County Women’s Center be terminated. They also agreed to ask the Center that there be no abortions performed during the pandemic.  They will consider allowing pro-life counselors to be on the property to give women life-saving information.  We will let you know when we hear any updates. Please pray for Mr. Adamo and his advisors to make the choice for the health and welfare of moms and babies in Delaware County! And to remain TRUE to their commitment to terminate the lease.

 

 

Thank Our Common Sense Senators for Their Vote on S.B. 157 Telemedicine Bill

Please see message from Tom Steven, President and CEO of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia and take a moment to send a note of thanks to those Senators who voted to support S.B. 157.

Thank you

This week the State Senate passed SB 857, a crucial bill that would increase access to telemedicine for people throughout Pennsylvania. The bill passed  29-21, mostly along party lines, with one Independent joining Republicans to vote in support of the bill. (The bill passed the PA House late last year with a bipartisan majority.)

The bill contains safeguard language that ensures it cannot be used to allow risky telemedication abortions by requiring a doctor to administer in-person and at a health facility any of the drugs flagged by the FDA with serious safety concerns, which includes the abortion drug Mifeprex.

However, Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry – desiring another way of increasing their profits – are now attacking the 29 senators who voted YES on SB 857.

Please, join me in thanking the 29 common sense senators who passed a safe telemedicine bill to ensure that families all across PA are kept safe and healthy. Your voice matters and this is a great way to celebrate a life-protecting victory. Click here to send a message now.

Responding to a global healthcare crisis should not include expanding abortion access.

A safe telemedicine bill is what every Senator should have been able to agree upon yet all 21 Democrat senators voted against SB 857 because it did not allow the use of telemedicine to include remote abortions. It is important now to thank your senator for a good vote, and it is equally important to hold those who voted against it accountable.

If your senator voted against SB 857, let them know that now is not the time to allow politics to get in the way of crucial care in the midst of a pandemic.

Action Needed: Prevent Telemed Abortion & Shutdown Abortion Centers – Contact Your State Senator and Gov. Wolf Today!

Below is an action request from Tom Stevens, President and CEO of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia asking us to contact our State Senator and Governor Wolf for their support on the amended Senate Bill 857.   

Please click on the link which takes you to SignUp Genius and commit to a time you will contact these legislators.  Tom has provided a sample comment for both Gov Wolf and your State Senator.  

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TODAY and TUESDAY you can be part of this campaign to not allow abortion by telephone/videoconference.

SIGN UP NOW for this 48 Hour Campaign and add your voice to this fight:

SIGN UP HERE!

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, pro abortion advocates are trying to expand abortion access via TeleMedicine.  They want doctors to be able to prescribe the abortion pill RU-486 without ever meeting the woman in person.

This is dangerous for the women involved and will greatly expand the number of abortions performed in Pennsylvania.  We need your help NOW to stop this threat.

Additionally, our Governor refuses to close the doors of existing abortion facilities even as all non-essential businesses and health care facilities are closing to decrease exposure to COVID-19 and conserve critical medical equipment.

Can you give us 20 minutes of your time this week to tell Legislators and Governor Wolf that new TeleMedicine legislation CANNOT allow telemed access abortions in Pennsylvania, and that abortion facilities should be ordered to CLOSE during this pandemic?

 We are asking supporters to commit to time slots on Monday and Tuesday to call and email members of the Pennsylvania State Senate and Governor Wolf.

It is critical that our government hears directly from pro life Pennsylvanians.  Indeed, we often hear from our friends in the Legislature that pro abortion advocates yell longer and louder on issues regarding abortion access

We cannot allow the chaos of this pandemic to increase the number of surgical and medicated abortions performed in our state.

SIGN UP NOW for this 48 Hour Campaign and add your voice to this fight:

SIGN UP HERE!

WHAT DO I DO AND WHAT DO I SAY:

**Please know that almost all phone calls will go to voice mail because Legislators are working with minimal staff at this time.  LEAVE A MESSAGE!  Voice mails are checked daily.  Be brief in your voicemail.   There is a small chance you will speak with an office staff person.  Please relay this message directly to them.

  1. At your allotted time, call your State Senator’s office. You can find your Senator’s name and contact information via this web tool.

https://pennsylvaniafamilycouncil.salsalabs.org/dontpullapelosi/index.html

SUGGESTED PHONE COMMENT: “Senator _____, as your constituent I urge you to support Senate Bill 857 as amended and I ask you to do all you can to make sure that this telemedicine bill is not used to expand abortion access in Pennsylvania.

I’m also asking you to pressure Governor Wolf to close all abortion facilities in our state during this pandemic because abortion is always non-essential and open doors at abortion facilities means needlessly exposing thousands of workers and women (and their families) to the virus.”

  1. Send your State Senator a follow up email with similar text (email addresses also available on the above contact page)

SUGGESTED EMAIL TEXT: “Senator _____, I just left a message with your office but because this issue is so critical I wanted you to hear from me directly via email.  As your constituent I urge you to support Senate Bill 857 as amended and I ask you to do all you can to make sure that this telemedicine bill is not used to expand abortion access in Pennsylvania.  Please ask Senate Leader Corman to keep the House language in Senate Bill 857.

I’m also asking you to pressure Governor Wolf to be consistent in his leadership by closing all abortion facilities in our state during this pandemic because abortion is always an elective and non-essential procedure.  It is crucial that all available medical equipment be conserved for use by hospitals treating seriously ill and COVID-19 patients.  Also, open doors at abortion facilities means needlessly exposing thousands of workers and women (and their families) to the virus.”

  1. Call Governor Wolf and demand that he acts consistently in his leadership by closing all abortion facilities in the state.

Phone: 717-787-2500

SUGGESTED PHONE COMMENT: “Governor Wolf, I am grateful for your leadership as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis.  Please be consistent in your efforts to conserve essential medical equipment and protect our citizens from unnecessary exposure to the virus by closing all abortion facilities in our state.”

  1. Follow up with an email to Governor Wolf.

Online Email Form: https://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/#OnlineForm

SUGGESTED EMAIL TEXT: “Governor Wolf, I left a message with your office but because this issue is so critical I wanted to follow up with an email.  As a Pennsylvanian, I am grateful for your leadership as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis.  I am asking you now to be consistent in your efforts to conserve essential medical equipment and protect our citizens from unnecessary exposure to the virus by closing all abortion facilities in our state.

You asked last week that “all hospitals not engage in elective surgeries, elective treatments.”  Abortion is always an elective procedure.  I support your efforts to “do everything we can to support our front-line medical workers,” and this must include shutting down non-essential abortion facilities to conserve medical supplies and protect all Pennsylvanians from needless exposure to COVID-19.”

  1. Have some extra time? Please contact State Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman about the Senate Telemedicine Bill and closing abortion facilities.

Office Phone: (717) 787-1377

Online Email Form: https://www.senatorcorman.com/contact/

SUGGESTED PHONE COMMENT: “Majority Leader Corman, as a Pennsylvanian I urge you to advance Senate Bill 857 as amended and I ask you to do all you can to make sure that this telemedicine bill is not used to expand abortion access in Pennsylvania.”

SUGGESTED EMAIL TEXT:

“Majority Leader Corman, I just left a message with your office but because this issue is so critical I wanted to email you directly.  As a Pennsylvanian I urge you to advance Senate Bill 857 with the amended language from the House and I ask you to do all you can to make sure that this telemedicine bill is not used to expand abortion access in Pennsylvania.

I’m also asking you to pressure Governor Wolf to be consistent in his leadership by closing all abortion facilities in our state during this pandemic because abortion is always an elective and non-essential procedure.  It is crucial that all available medical equipment be conserved for use by hospitals treating seriously ill and COVID-19 patients.  Also, open doors at abortion facilities means needlessly exposing thousands of workers and women (and their families) to the virus.”

Just the Facts, Baby!

The following is from the March 21st newsletter of Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.

baby

The human being is a complex being, made in the image and likeness of God. Here are some fun facts about us before we were born, given by international expert, Dr. Eduard Gratacos:

  • The first heartbeat occurs at week 5 of gestation. But the entire heart is only the size of the head of a pin! During this week, the heart grows from 1 millimeter to 2.
  • All preborn babies have a mustache, which is called a lanugo. It is a kind of very fine hair, like velvet, that covers the whole body from week 15 on. All of us had a mustache!” (Yes, even girls!) It will disappear shortly before birth and then the permanent hair will appear. Elephants, whales, and seals also have lanugo, as do primates. But only the human being loses it before birth: the other species will always keep it.
  • Each unborn baby has its own fingerprints. They begin to form in week 10 and are unique to each one, even in identical twins.
  • Fetuses open and close their eyes. Although they are in the amniotic fluid, it is as if they are swimming in a pool and opening their eyes. This occurs in weeks 12 to 14.
  • Preborn babies yawn! And they do it often, between one and three times an hour. It occurs from week 13 on. The funny thing is that scientists do not know why most mammals yawn.
  • Starting in week 13, fetuses start to stick out their tongues. So, on an ultrasound it may appear that the baby is making fun of the “photographer.”
  • Their heart is a high-speed train. At week 15, it pumps at a rate of 150 beats per minute.