Join Heritage Foundation’s Sentinel Program

Heritage Action for America has an unique program where you can stay up to speed on what is happening in Washington, DC. This will help keep tabs on your elected official on how he or she votes on issues surrounding the culture of life. Learn more from the following below sent out by Janae Stracke:

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We hold lawmakers accountable to conservative principles such as free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Our powerful inside-the-Beltway influence is coupled with an influential grassroots network of activists who are highly engaged in the conservative fight.

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Pick YOUR Day to Pray for the Success of ‘Face the Truth Tour’ on July 10-18

The following is from Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, asking for each of us to pick a day to commit to praying for the success of the ‘Face the Truth Tour.  Tour starts tomorrow, July 10th  and ends next Saturday, July 18th.  Prayer is the most powerful weapon on earth, and sometimes we all need to be reminded of that. Will you commit to pray for this intention? 

Prayer

I don’t have to tell you that last week was brutal for the pro-life movement.

First, the Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Then they refused to hear the appeal in our case against Chicago’s restrictive “bubble zone” ordinance.

At moments like this, it can feel like we’re losing. Like we’re not getting anywhere.

But that’s nonsense!

For every defeat, the pro-life movement racks up countless victories:

  • Every time we change a heart.
  • Every time we get someone to stop and reconsider abortion.
  • Every time we save a baby, just by being there when it mattered.

Those are the kind of victories I’m going to be looking for during the Pro-Life Action League’s Face the Truth Tour, which starts in less than 48 hours.

But to get there, I need your help.

Today I’m asking you to pledge to pray for one specific day of the 2020 Face the Truth Tour, July 10-18.

Your special prayer pledge will include praying beforeduring, and after your chosen day. That’s why I’m asking you to pick just one day, and focus on it.

To get all the details on exactly what to pray for and submit YOUR prayer pledge, click here.

I can’t tell you how much it will mean to all of us out there on the streets July 10-18 to know we’ve got your prayers behind us!

Thanks in advance for joining the 2020 Face the Truth Prayer Team!

NJ Planned Parenthood Affiliates Once Again Flout the Law – Ordered to Repay Millions from Coronavirus Relief Funds They Were Ineligible For

Once again we see that Planned Parenthood believes they are above the law by applying for and taking  coronavirus relief funds for which they were not entitled. Please see press release below from Marie Tasy, Executive Director of New Jersey Right to Life. 

PP of NJPlanned Parenthood is once again trying to steal more money from taxpayers.  At least 37 Planned Parenthood affiliates, including two from New Jersey, who were ineligible for funds from the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program, applied for and received a total of $80 million from the coronavirus relief fund.

Among them are two Planned Parenthood affiliates from New Jersey.   Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which is their parent company, has more than 600 employees.  They took the money even though the loans prohibited organizations with more than 500 employees to apply for the funds.

According to reports released by the Small Business Association (SBA) this past week, Planned Parenthood of Northern and Central New Jersey in Morristown received $2-5 Million and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey based in Newark, which received $1-2 Million.

SBA sent Planned Parenthood a letter stating that their 49 affiliates were ineligible for the loans.  A group of 27 Republican U.S. Senators subsequently sent a letter asking U.S. Attorney General Barr to investigate the matter.  As proof that Planned Parenthood knew they were ineligible for funds, the Senators cited a statement by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that the Small Business Administration could exclude them from the funding.  The penalty for fraudulent loan applications carries civil and criminal penalties.

This is not the first time Planned Parenthood affiliates in NJ have applied for and received taxpayer funds illegally.

Several years ago, the abortion group was found engaging in fraudulent Medicaid activity in New Jersey. The U.S. Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services  uncovered a consistent problem with New Jersey-based family planning clinics run by the Planned Parenthood abortion business. A government audit found that they were improperly billing Medicaid for services that did not qualify as family planning.

An initial audit revealed New Jersey improperly received federal reimbursement at the enhanced 90 percent rate for 160,955 prescription drug claims that were billed as family planning but did not qualify as family planning services. A letter from the Inspector General to New Jersey officials recommended that New Jersey repay $2,219,746 to the federal government.

On Tuesday, June 30, NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed a Supplemental Appropriation Bill (A3/S20) which allocated $3.814 Million in taxpayer funds for Planned Parenthood.  Planned Parenthood sent a letter to legislators demanding that they vote in favor of the bill and warned them that they intend to score the vote.  The bill passed both houses of the Legislature the day before, along mostly partisan lines.  Governor Murphy and the Democrat-controlled Legislature previously allocated $20 Million this year to the abortion lobbying group and Governor Murphy’s FY 2021 proposed budget allocated another $20 million to the abortion business.

“Our state is facing a $2 Billion deficit, businesses have had to shutter their doors, over 1 million NJ citizens are currently unemployed, and so many worthwhile programs are not being funded, yet the shameful money grab by this legislature and Governor Murphy to use our tax dollars to subsidize and boost Planned Parenthood’s abortion business continues unabated,” said NJRTL Executive Director Marie Tasy.

Planned Parenthood is a private, non-profit, political, partisan organization that financially supports the Governor and many members of his current party at election time.

Commenting on this latest scheme to syphon more money from taxpayers, NJRTL Executive Director Marie Tasy, said, “Planned Parenthood should be immediately charged with civil and criminal penalties and ordered to pay the money back immediately.   It is not surprising that Planned Parenthood would use a global pandemic to try to steal more money from taxpayers.  They have proven to be ruthless pro-abortion political advocates that will go to any length to protect their bottom line.”

 

Sidewalk Advocacy Training to be Held in Waco, Texas on July 18th

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Sidewalk Advocacy Training will be held on Saturday, July 18th, from 9:00 to 3:00 at Christ the King Baptist Church located at 4777 Lake Shore Drive, Waco, Texas 76710.

This comprehensive 4.5-hour training for Sidewalk Advocates — based on years of research, testimony, and experience — covers the following:
– an overview of the battle for life
– your mission and goals on the sidewalk
– understanding the psychology of a woman considering abortion, based on “Right-Brain Research”
– understanding the abortion sales pitch
– outreach to an abortion-minded woman and companions
– outreach in special cases like rape and incest, life of the mother, prenatal diagnosis, sex-trafficking, forced abortion, statutory rape, and more
– outreach in non-abortion situations
– outreach after abortion
– outreach to abortion workers (with special instruction from Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson!)
…and so much more!

Registration closes July 16th. 

Use this link to register  (you’ll need to enter your cell phone number or your email address when registering) or you can call Elle Staniszewski at 832-607-6449.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. All the training and materials are free.

All are welcome and counselors are needed to help women choose life at Planned Parenthood or in whatever setting one engages an abortion-minded mom or an abortion supporter.

Hope you will come!

Patty’s Page Interviews Father Frank Pavone

Patty’s Page, a long-running TV show on Access Fort Wayne, a public access television station in Indiana, recently interviewed Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life,  about  Norma McCorvey’s (Jane Roe) so-called deathbed confession in the FX documentary “AKA Jane Roe”. Below is the interview by Patty Hunter.  

Pro-Life Waco Launches “Summer Signs for Life” Initiative

The following was taken from an email from John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco.  Need a yard sign or want to replace an old one?  Contact John and he will have one delivered to you free of charge.  Although these signs are for the Waco area, it would be a good project for other pro-life organizations in other areas of the country as well.  

Choose life

This new initiative will be a game changer in the Central Texas Covid-19 environment. You may not like the heat. However, our free and attractive pro-life yard signs thrive at 100 degrees or more. Through July, Pro-Life Waco offers a FREE yard sign to households and churches in the Waco area–including counties bordering on McLennan County.

WE WILL DELIVER your free yard sign with an unbreakable metal holder. You can choose from one of five designs that you see below. Your sign will be delivered to your home.

The new style holder stake will not break like the ones we have used for years. To join your neighbors or lead your neighbors in SUMMER SIGNS FOR LIFE, send your request to prolifewaco@gmail.com. You may also call or text John Pisciotta at (254)-644-0407. You can do this. You should do this. Let’s triple the number of Central Texas homes affirming love and life for babies and moms.

Also, let me know if you want to have an old, battered yard sign replaced. Our delivery team is capable and probably not as fast as Amazon.

 

 

Rehuamnize International Encounter Contest Extended

The following is from Maria Oswalt of Rehumanize International regarding the organization’s annual conference and creative contest.

 

Rehumanzie

If you were worried about missing the submission deadline for this year’s edition of our Create | Encounter art contest and magazine, worry no more! We’ve extended the deadline, so the submission window will now close this Friday, July 10. The judges and I can’t wait to see what powerful pieces you create this year. With everything that’s happened in 2020 — combined with quarantine, which has given many people more time to develop their creative skills — I know we’re going to have a (nonviolently) killer magazine this year. Once the submission window closes, the judges will take time to review and rank the pieces, and winners will be announced on July 31st.

For more information, submission guidelines, and to view past winners visit: www.rehumanizeintl.org/create-encounter.

Blogger’s Note: Join Rehumanzie during their virtual conference held on Saturday August 29th. To register, visit here.

“Black Lives Matter” Activists Upset at Pro-Life Billboard Saying “Both Lives Matter”

The Black Lives Matter organization actually supports abortion, even though it destroys more black lives than any other cause. 

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Below is a Life News article by Miciah Bilger concerning a pro-life billboard in New Zealand.

A pro-life billboard in New Zealand has some Black Lives Matter activists upset because it uses the phrase ‘Both Lives Matter’ in reference to a mother and her unborn baby.

Newshub reports the Black Lives Matter activists claimed pro-lifers wrongly borrowed language from their own campaign.

The billboard displays the phrase “Both Lives Matter” along with the image of a pregnant mother holding an ultrasound photo of her unborn baby against her stomach. Under the image is the pro-life organization’s website and the phrase, “Both deserve better than an extreme abortion law.”

“I’m disgusted this was allowed to be put up. And with that ‘slogan’ in this time?? The undertone is distasteful it’s not right man,” a Black Lives Matter activist wrote online, sharing a photo of the pro-life billboard.

The post received hundreds of negative comments from fellow activists. Many expressed outrage that pro-lifers would use similar language to defend the lives of unborn babies from abortions. Some commenters even suggested trying to vandalize or remove the pro-life advertisement in Wellington, according to the report.

But, according to the local news, the billboard has been up since October 2019 — long before the recent protests over the death of George Floyd began.

Voice for Life, the oldest and largest volunteer pro-life organization in the country, is sponsoring the ad campaign. The organization has been raising awareness about extreme pro-abortion legislation that would expand the killing of unborn babies in New Zealand.

For months, the pro-life organization has been facing complaints about its billboard campaign.

The Advertising Standards Authority Complaints Board heard one complaint last fall, alleging the ad was offensive and could lead to harassment of women seeking abortions, according to the report.

However, the board rejected the complaint, noting that differing political ideas should be “encouraged” as an “essential and desirable part of the functioning of a democratic society,” the report states.

The advertising company said the ad campaign is scheduled to end later this week.

The Black Lives Matter organization actually supports abortion, even though it destroys more black lives than any other cause. In the United States alone, since 1973, more than 20 million unborn black babies have been killed in abortions.

Life News article 

The Room that Shouldn’t Exist

The following is By Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.

Baby in womb P.O.C. Three little letters.  Do they mean anything to you?

In the eyes of some, that’s all we really are.

Products of Conception.

Did you know that there is a special room at every abortion center called the POC lab?  It’s where abortion workers literally piece back together an aborted child, reassembling his torso, legs, arms, and head to make sure that the entire baby was suctioned from the mother’s uterus.   If every part of the baby is not accounted for, a remaining piece in the mother may cause infection and potentially death.

Former abortion worker turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson says that workers at her clinic would joke that the room was called the Pieces Of Children lab.

How can anyone joke about reassembling a tiny human like a jigsaw puzzle? Or actually do it?

Can they not see the clearly human features?  Can they not see the life that once was? The life that existed just moments earlier but was violently ended by the flip of a switch?

Not if you’ve been schooled in dehumanization.

READ MORE

 

VOICES FOR LIFE SEEKING BLOGGERS

Voices for Life is looking for any college, high school, and even young adults who are passionate about the pro-life message to join our team.

We have been getting attention through our social media outlets to the point that we are getting a following on a national level.

Requirements:

Have a background in journalism/ media/ or anything related

Blog 1-2x a week regarding pro-life issues

Share our content on social media outlets

Pitch to the team ideas for review (media discussing the pro-life message in it), interview, and even reflections

No experience is needed. However, we welcome your ideas to help us grow.

A creative and open mind is a plus

Email Patricia Dowling at defendlife@voices4life.blog or Mickey Kelly mickeykelly96@gmail.com if interested.

Note: This is an internship and may help you in your professional development