Day 1 of Prayer and Scripture to #EndAbortion (9/22/21)

Genesis 2:7

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Let us Pray

Lord, we are yours.  Thank you for breathing into us the breath of life.  Thank you for claiming us as your own.  May our words and actions in defense of human life proclaim to all the world that you alone are Lord of life and death, Lord of our freedom and of our choices.  We pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen. 

(Fr. Frank Pavone)

First Friday Life Chain in Warminster & Wish List for Bucks County Family Service Center

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The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition invites everyone to join us for our monthly First Friday Life Chain on Friday, October 1 , 2021 from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the Warminster Planned Parenthood at 610 Louis Drive.

We are also asking for those who attend to consider bringing some items for Bucks County Family Service Center located in Levittown.  Here is a list of some of the items they need:  diapers (any size), wipes, baby wash, wash cloths, crib sheets, baby ointment, clothing for infants. 

This center practices Christmas 365 days a year by assisting their neighbors struggling to meet the needs of their families.   This center offers prenatal and parenting support, preparing for baby workshops, breastfeeding support and a diaper pantry. We can help them by donating the above items.

We hope many will join with us to pray for an end to abortion at this facility as well as other facilities in Southeast Pennsylvania and across the country.  Signs will be provided for this event.

Please read the Code of Conduct for our Life Chain below

1 — Be humble but be bold as you stand today against the greatest injustice our nation has ever faced.
2 — In the spirit of Christian love, commit to being peaceful, prayerful, and polite, in word and deed. Any misconduct from passersby should be met with silence, which will convey your inner peace.
3 — Do not respond to motorists. Please stay silent and prayerful and your
response to any situation will be proper. Do not wave or gesture. Do not
frown or smile in response to motorists. Our mission is to pray and stand
against abortion—with the solemnity our mission deserves.
4 — Help others. Watch for mothers (and dads) who need help with children, and assist the elderly with chairs and other needs.
5 — Pick up any trash near you before leaving your area.
6 — Drive carefully, and park legally. Buddy-up, if possible, to minimize
traffic woes. Use crosswalks, and do not hold up traffic. Watch your small
children at all times. During the Chain, stand back from the street and do
not extend your sign over the curb. Give immediate passage to other
pedestrians. Only small children should eat during the LIFE CHAIN.
7 — Thank you for being a strong public witness for Christ and for being an
exemplary citizen in our local area.

(Published by Please Let Me Live, distributed by LifeChain.Net, 2002.)

 

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition is an organization that believes in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death.  We provide financial and material support to area crisis pregnancy care centers that endorse the sanctity of life.  To expand our mission, we provide information and education to the community.  Follow us on Facebook using this link.  

Red Rose Rescue comes to Philadelphia

The following comes from a long-time friend and pro-life warrior,  with information on the rescue held in Philly a few weeks ago.  I hope everyone takes the time to read her commentary in full to better understand Red Rose Rescue and why she feels it is such an important part of the pro-life movement. 

I just read the transcript of the phone call Todd Beamer made to a GTE phone operator on the United 93 flight, before he and 3 men made a plan to take the plane down, to keep the plane from completing the terrorists’ mission to hit Washington DC.

As I read this, I thought of the way the system of our nation is destroying itself from within by supporting and defending abortion.

I thought of how many people involved in peaceful rescue at the abortion sites have been willing to lay down their lives to stop abortion for that day, alongside having a day in court to speak for the abandoned unborn they were seeking to rescue.

And I think about the ones who have been jailed for doing these peaceful rescues and serve as a further witness within the system that supports and protects abortion. Being in jail is a critical part of the witness, which aligns our small suffering (of jail) with the ultimate suffering of the helpless children.

I am thinking of the mentality I have in doing these rescues: it is to be a stick in the spokes of the wheels of abortion, to place myself between the abortionist’s knife and the children.

To me, the quick action on United 93 to protect innocent people from the suicidal mission of the terrorists to crash that plane into a large building, is the same as our action in rescue.

In rescues we purposely put ourselves, our bodies, in a place that is preventing ‘the usual business’ of abortion from happening.

This usually involves sitting in a waiting room, or in some cases a hallway, where staff and police must notice us and must stop to negotiate (often yelling, at first) with us to ask us to leave. In our peaceful refusal to leave, we are buying time for the children’s mothers, who ultimately must decide for life and against abortion, in order to save the lives of these children, to hear offers of help and think about what problems can be untied to make the choice for life instead of death-by-abortion of their helpless dependent child.

To me, the terrorists of 9/11 who took over those planes are in fact exactly the same as the abortion-bound and the abortionists who seek to end the lives of the children. The terrorists were completely determined to see their mission thru to destroy as many lives as possible that day. The abortionists are completely determined as well, to dismember as many helpless, innocent children each day they are open for “business.” The mothers, even if under duress and in many cases compelled by others, are determined until shown a way out of this dreaded abortion decision, are also determined to complete this horrible deed.

And it is exactly the possibility of hope, changed direction, of a possible aborting of the mission of an abortion that drives the rescuer! We want willfully, intentionally to get in the way of the terrorists known as abortionists, to prevent murder!

This is what Todd Beamer and the others on United 93 realized they had to do, and do with great intent and speed, to prevent that airplane from being used by the terrorists to kill more people. And both prolife rescuers and Todd Beamer already accept that they are giving up their own freedom, their own lives to save others.

2 weeks ago, on August 27th, 2021, I placed myself in the way at a Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia, the city which gave birth to a nation, a few blocks away from where they signed the Declaration of Independence. I peacefully entered the waiting room, and sat in a chair with roses, to offer to patients who were contemplating aborting their child. I was able to interact with a few of these mothers. One took a rose and thanked me!

Eventually, the police walked in and saw me, sitting peacefully in a chair, with my arms full of roses. The officer said, “You don’t belong in here! You need to go outside with the rest of the protestors!” I said: “Officer, if you can get an affidavit from the employees and the abortionists that they will leave the building and not come back to kill helpless children, I will leave. Otherwise, I will stay here.”

About 10 minutes later, another officer asked me to leave, and I repeated my offer to leave peacefully, after they brought me proof that no employee of Planned Parenthood would come back inside to kill babies. When this officer proceeded to touch my shoulder, I knelt on the floor. Then he grabbed my arms, placing them behind my back, as the roses I was holding fell to the floor in front of me.

I was handcuffed. The 1st officer came over and the 2 police officers, picked me up off the floor and dragged me out of the building.

I did my best to stay inside this place of death, where for over 35 years at least 90,000 preborn children have been mercilessly dismembered. I was a witness to the abandoned unborn, and for those killed that week, and scheduled to die that day, I was there to be with them in their place of death, when even their own mothers had abandoned them.

As it turned out, the disruption to the usual abortion business of the day at that Planned Parenthood caused them to cancel all their appointments, and we were a witness to the police informing each young woman that approached the gate they could not enter — after I was removed from the waiting room —- myself and others witnessed that Planned Parenthood was closed for the day!

To me, this was being Todd Beamer for as long as I could, in a place where terrorists were not going to stop their usual business of killing. I want to see this courage in every American so as to shut down every place of terror that continues to grind apart our tiniest fellow Americans in an even more brutal way than the horrific attacks of 9/11 2001.

One day of abortion was wrong! Forty-nine years of abortion in the USA is too long. It has actually now been over 100 years worldwide since Soviet Russia “legalized” abortion in 1920, and that is far too long. This needs to end!

Fall Rally

In a previous blogpost, we mentioned that a fall rally will take place in October.

The stage is set for Saturday, October 9th outside of Philadelphia’s Women’s Center at 11 AM. the facility near Chinatown murders 6500 babies, 90% of them are African Americans. Meanwhile, they claim in their front window that Black Lives Matter.

How can you say “Black Lives Matter” when you murder them on a daily basis? If they do matter, you would fight tooth and nail to shut down the abortion facilities that target African Americans at their most vulnerable stage; the womb of their mother.

Join fellow pro-lifers in the Greater Philadelphia to give voice for the voiceless and protect all lives from womb to tomb.

Susan B. Anthony List Announces Hiring Those Interested in Furthering the Pro-Life Cause

VP Pence calls us the “most effective, grass-roots, pro-life organization in America.”

Please read Diana Reimer’s important message, view the YouTube and the recruitment flyer to pass on to those interested furthering the pro-life case.

My name is Diana. I work for the Susan B Anthony List Organization. We are a pro-life organization who’s mission is to end abortion by promoting, electing and supporting pro-life candidates. We have been very successful. VP Pence calls us the “most effective, grass-roots, pro-life organization in America.”

We are hiring canvassers to visit voters in their community to talk to them about the importance of voting pro-life. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak about something that is close to your heart and has an impact on another human being…and an election!

Please pass on the attached flyer to all those that you think would be interested in earning money doing something they are passionate about.

Thank you,

Diana

Diana Reimer
Susan B. Anthony List
diana@sbalistfield.org
267-446-7124
Recruitment Flyer – Diana Reimer.pdf

Recruitment Flyer

Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition to Hold Two Kick-off Events for 40 Days for Life

The Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition  would like to invite everyone to a Mass for Life to kick off the 40 Days for Life Campaign in Warminster, Pennsylvania on Wednesday morning at 8:00 am  at Nativity of Our Lord Church located at 625 W. Street Road, Warminster, Pennsylvania.

  After the Mass we will gather at the Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive for a prayer vigil led by Pastor Charles Blachford of the Bux-Mont Baptist Church.  This service will begin at 9:00 am. (Use this link for parking guidelines)

**Please Note**

During this Campaign we will be posting prayers and meditations daily.  Use this link to find more information on this Prayer Campaign.  To subscribe to receive these daily prayers, enter your email address under the ‘Subscribe’ section on the right hand side of this page or contact us at defendlife@voices4life.blog.  

 

‘I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.’ Elie Wiesel

 

An Invitation to Join 40 Days for Life in SE Pennsylvania

 40 Days for Life Campaigns begin next Wednesday, September 22nd.  Below are campaigns for the Southeast Pennsylvania area.  If you haven’t already signed up for a campaign and would like to join one, please use one of the links below.  Your presence and intercession could mean the difference between life and death for an unborn baby.    For information on other campaigns throughout the country, please use this link.  

Day 5

Bryn Mawr 

Public right-of-way outside Bryn Mawr Hospital, 130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvnia 19010.  Use this link to sign up for this campaign.  Contact Kathryn Slaats at kayslaats@gmail.com for more information. 

Chester County

THURSDAY is chemical abortion day & FRIDAY is surgical abortion day at WC Planned Parenthood. Women may be there at various times for pre-abortion appointment, but could also be there for morning after pill, gyn exam, birth control, STD testing, pregnancy test etc. 

Use this link to sign up in Chester County.  For more information contact Rachel Hayes at chesco40days@gmail.com

Norristown

This campaign is Outside Planned Parenthood at 1221 Powell Street. Vigil hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm daily.  The local contact is Helen Walker.  Contact her at Helenwalker115@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for this campaign. 

Philadelphia

There are two campaigns in center City Philadelphia. 

  1. Philadelphia Women’s Center located at 
    777 Appletree Street.  Contact Pat Stantion at Pjstanton9@gmail.com for more information or use this link to sign up for this campaign. 
  2. Planned Parenthood located at 1144 Locust Street.  Dr. Monique Ruberu is the contact for this campaign.  You can contact her at roobearoo@gmail.com for more information and use this link to sign up for this campaign. 

NE Philly

For information on this campaign, you can  contact Mike McMonagle at  paprolifecoalition@gmail.com.  

Warminster

Public right-of-way outside of 610 Louis Dr. Warminster, PA.  For parking information, please us use this link.  Contact us at defendlife@voices4life.blog to find out the contact person for your church.  Contact Asher Greb at staff@buxmontbaptist.org for more information and to sign up for specific times. 

**Of Special Note**

During this Fall Campaign we will be posting prayers and meditations daily.  Use this link to find more information on this Prayer Campaign.  To subscribe to receive these daily prayers, enter your email address under the ‘Subscribe’ section on the right hand side of this page or contact us at defendlife@voices4life.blog.  

 

 

 

Rachel’s Vineyard Offers Weekend Retreat for Healing the Pain of Abortion in Doylestown, PA, October 15-17, 2021

The uncertainty in the world today continues to emotionally trigger those who have been wounded by abortion as well as other traumas in their lives.  The Divine Healer has asked them to come and they have answered His call. 

The following message is from Evelyn Walsh, Director of Rachel’s Vineyard in Doylestown.

My dear friends in the vineyard,

Praise God for you all and your generous spirit.  God is so good that we are blessed to host another Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat the weekend of October 15 – 17, 2021 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.  As of today, we may have a couple registration spots open, but since we were present at the Polish-American Festival this past weekend I’m expecting we will fill up very soon.  So, thank you in advance for your prayers.

The uncertainty in the world today continues to emotionally trigger those who have been wounded by abortion as well as other traumas in their lives.  The Divine Healer has asked them to come and they have answered His call.  They will finally “meet” their children and change that sadness to joy. 

Jesus waits for us all to visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament.  The power of your prayers for the intentions of the participants as well as our team members are an integral part of the retreat weekend.  You are team members who have a very important job to do before, during and after the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat.  As we have done many times before, we will have Eucharistic Adoration from the beginning of our retreat on Friday, October 15th all the way through until it ends on Sunday, October 17th.  The team and participants are eternally grateful to you for taking the time to pray while everyone endures the spiritual battle as the hard work of reconciling with God and accepting His mercy and forgiveness occurs during this weekend. 
 
If it is possible for you to come to the Ave Maria Retreat House to spend a Holy Hour with Our Lord during our retreat, please contact Michelle Garges at (267) 374-0235 or mjgarges@verizon.net.  She is looking forward to hearing from you to schedule your time.  As we get closer to the retreat Michelle will advise you as to what the door code number is to the retreat house.  Please keep in mind that this is not a place for small children to join you.  If the sound of a small child or baby is heard by our group, it could possibly trigger a negative emotional response for the participant.  All conversations outside our meeting room in the foyer can be heard by us inside the room.  Please speak in hushed tones if the retreat is actively in progress. 

We go to great lengths to create a very safe environment for the retreatants to grieve their children and I would like to make sure that even though Our Lord loves the little ones to come to Him, this is one time we must keep the best interest of the retreatant in mind.  If you are new to the Ave Maria Retreat House, the Adoration Chapel is on the second floor straight up the stairs or you can take the elevator down the left hallway to go to the second floor.  The chapel is directly above our meeting room and I can assure you that your prayers are felt as a healing balm falling down upon us.  The enemy is not pleased with the beautiful healing achieved during this retreat.  Your prayers are an integral part of each participant feeling renewed, refreshed and healed by His love. 

You have my utmost gratitude for your prayers.  Please consider praying for the intentions of this Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat even though you may not be available to schedule time at the retreat house chapel to pray there.  Start praying even today to encourage anyone who is anxious about attending that weekend to find the courage to follow through with their decision to join us.  Praying the rosary is a great weapon and very effective as St. Pio of Pietrelcina reminds us.  The self-talk in our minds can sometimes stop us from doing a good work for ourselves.  We can all use a bit of encouragement at times.

As always, we love to receive your special treats such as cookies, cakes, brownies, pies, (sweets of any kind really ;).  Offering healthier appetizers (hummus, pita chips, veggies or fruits) round out our snack table during our breaks throughout the weekend.  If you would like to drop off food, please contact me in advance as to what it is you plan to bring so that I can keep a list (so that we don’t end up with 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies :). 

And, if it’s on your heart and you have the means to donate financially to offer scholarships to those in need it would be most helpful.  May God bless you for your generosity.

If you feel called to help in any of the recommended ways I’ve mentioned, please email or call me at (215) 317-5752.

May God’s peace be with you always,
Evelyn Walsh
Director, Rachel’s Vineyard – Doylestown

Fall 2021 40 Days for Life Preview: Planned Parenthood

Nearly 4500 lives end on an annual basis in Center City Philadelphia. Thankfully, we have seen moms change their minds and even chose life.

Across the street is a life-saving facility that has seen an uptick in clientele. Some of it has to do with the peaceful presence every day outside of Planned Parenthood.

The campaign, running from September 22nd through October 30th, is looking for brave pro-lifers to cover an hour or two with love, prayer, and mercy. The facility is open Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 5PM. Abortions are committed from Wednesday through Saturday. Philadelphia Community Women’s Center, under the operation of Legacy of Life, is across the street and will be open every day as well to meet the needs of any mom who changes her mind about abortion.

Sign up for campaign hours here. Bring a friend, group, or even someone who needs to do more in the pro-life movement.

If interested in the campaign at 777 Appletree, visit here.

In the post-Heartbeat Environment: Waco Delivers National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

If you live in or around Waco, Texas please try to attend this memorial service.  All the information as well as a flyer are included below.  

Waco

from John Pisciotta, Pro-Life Waco

We will mourn babies lost to abortion and also focus on the surge in the babies that we can help save. Wow! The abortion battlefield has changed in Waco because of the Texas Heartbeat Law. PLEASE come out to this big event with a lead speaker I know you will love. It is the pro-life pastor from the pulpit and the public square, Rev. Clenard Childress (New Calvary Baptist Church of Montclair, New Jersey).

And our other speakers like Deborah McGregor (Care Net), me (Pro-Life Waco), Nancy Rothe (Nightlight Christian Adoptions), and Elle Staniszewski (Sidewalk Counseling) and Aine Fitzgerald (40 Days for Life) will rev us up for life-defender action. It is going to be an amazing morning.
Saturday, September 18th. 9 to 10:30 AM followed by fellowship, ministry displays and breakfast tacos. 4720 N 19th Street, Rachel’s Park Memorial. Arrive early and view the moving features of Rachel’s Park.  See the event flyer below. 

I was asked about dress. Of course, casual. I would like to see a lot of pro-life t-shirts: red (Life Saver), green (Help Cure Abortion), 40 Days for Life in any color and any language. Or maybe you have another. Weather forecast looks good.

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