Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Sponsors Mother’s Day Rose Sale that Funds Seven Area Pregnancy Care Centers

The following message is from Sandy Slater, president of the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition, PA.

Already it is time to think about Mother’s Day and the Rose sale.  Because of the interruption that we had from March of 2020 and ongoing, the Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition that supports  7 area pregnancy care centers is falling short of funds.  To date we have been able to send $2,400 to them each month.  They are A Baby’s Breath, Warminster; Blessed Margaret Home, Bensalem; Legacy of Life, Bristol, Crossroads Pregnancy Care, Quakertown; Guiding Star, Philadelphia; Our Lady’s House, Jenkintown; Moms House, Downingtown. In the near future we hope to add possibly 1 more pregnancy care center.  

Donations are down due to the pandemic, but Moms in crisis still need help for their unborn as the Coalition has tried to do.  This message is being sent to the members of the coalition in the event that you do not have a Respect Life group in your Church but could speak to your pastor about the fund raiser, you do have a Respect Life group and the members would like to make a personal donation, as an individual you have not participated in the annual Rose sale before, or that you may have a Moms group that would like to do something to help other moms that are in need through the pregnancy care centers.  

Your help in any way is greatly appreciated. 

Checks may also be mailed to Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition, PO Box 7068, Penndel, PA 19047. Please see message below to Respect Life/Pro-Life Church Contacts from Christina Doherty.

Thank you and may God bless you.  

Sandy Slater
President
Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition

To Respect Life/Pro-Life Church Contacts:
If you are planning to sell live and/or wood roses, please contact me to order.

Christina Doherty
Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition
PO Box 7068
Penndel PA 19047
Telephone: 267-689-8399

facebook.com/BucksCountyProLife/

TWO MORE PRO-LIFE HEARINGS IN HARRISBURG

The following is from Tom Stevens of Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia.

This week there are two more pro-life hearings happening in the PA House Health Committee – and again each presents you with an opportunity to help share pro-life facts with your supporters and on social media.

 
  1. Wednesday, April 21st, 8:00am – Pro-Life, Abortion – Part II – Providers and Alternatives
    1. A representative from Planned Parenthood and an independent abortion provider are expected to testify.
  2. Thursday, April 22nd, 9:00am – Pro-Life, Abortion – Part III – Down Syndrome
    1. Dr. Karen Gaffney and several parents of children with Down syndrome are scheduled to testify in support of the Down Syndrome Protection Act, Senate Bill 21. More about the bill: pafamily.org/protect


To watch the livestream of both pro-life hearings this week, go to http://www.pahousegop.com/livestreams  


One way to show your pro-life support is to do so on social media – especially since the pro-abortion lobby will be active in attacking pro-life legislators and testifiers.

  • On Facebook, please thank State Representative and House Health Chairwoman Kathy Rapp – facebook.com/RepRapp
  • For Thursday, on Twitter you can thank the lead sponsors of the Down Syndrome Protection Act, State Senators Scott Martin – @SenatorMartinPA – and Judy Ward – @SenatorJWard – along with State Representative Kate Klunk (who is on the PA House Health Committee) – @RepKateKlunk 
  • You can also use #SB21 and #ALifeWorthLiving to support the Down Syndrome Protection Act online.


I will continue to use #ProLifeFacts on Twitter in my posts from each hearing – you can follow along at twitter.com/DanBartkowiak


Lastly, we were very thankful to have outstanding testimony shared by three pro-life doctors at the first PA House Health Committee hearing on abortion that focused on fetal development and fetal pain. Here are the opening statements by each of these three doctors:

  1. Dr. Eric Hussar: https://youtu.be/YCQwR-EKcpg
  2. Dr. Monique Ruberu: https://youtu.be/KRCl6D88Bxs
    1. Rep. Rapp asked Dr. Ruberu about the level of pain during various abortion procedures. “I was listening in while [the Dept. of Health Secretary] was describing [the procedures] and she mentioned gentle suction. There’s nothing gentle about it.” Here’s the clip. As one of the Reps said afterwards, there were not many dry eyes after Dr. Ruberu’s response.
  3. Dr. Joseph Castelli: https://youtu.be/OfmL_ugyUA0  

Bank of America Outreach Returns to Waco

Pro-Life Waco is resuming their monthly Bank of America Outreach this Friday, April 23rd. For those who don’t know, Bank of America is a staunch supporter of Planned Parenthood. We encourage everyone to join in this protest.  If you are not able to physically attend or live in other areas in the country, a link is provided below with information on how you can participate. 

 

Bank of America

 

This is the return of monthly Bank of America outreach that occurred in Waco during 2015-16. We return to the sidewalks to send shock waves through the BOA branch on Valley Mills Dr on Friday, April 23.

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WHY BANK OF AMERICA? 1. BOA is a leading national Planned Parenthood supporter/enabler. 2. The Central Texas business community should know that supporting Planned Parenthood is very BAD BUSINESS. 3. We will affirms and invite our pro-life neighbors while challenging those who support abortion. We can change the business and personal culture of Central Texas!


WHERE TO PARK: Emerson Drive would be good. This street runs between Uncle Dan’s BBQ and Harold Waite Restaurant.


For questions, including how to start BOA outreach in your hometown, contact John Pisciotta (254-644-0407 or prolifewaco@gmail.com).


Find out more about this outreach movement at using this link.  

FDA Suspends In-Person Requirement for Mifepristone Abortions: Decision Puts Women at Risk

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Convincing the FDA to discard necessary safety precautions is part of the abortion industry’s long-term campaign to have women take the drug at home.

Below is a press release from the National Right to Life.

WASHINGTON — In a letter dated April 12th, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Janet Woodcock, M.D., announced that the FDA would not enforce in-person dispensing requirements for the abortion drug mifepristone during the remainder of the pandemic.

Convincing the FDA to discard necessary safety precautions is part of the abortion industry’s long-term campaign to have women take the drug at home.

“Suspending this basic requirement places the lives of an untold number of women at risk,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Telemedicine abortions and abortions by mail fit in with the plans of abortion groups to have women essentially self-abort at home. Sadly, women and their unborn babies will be the ones to suffer.”

In September 2000, the FDA approved the abortion drug mifepristone (“RU-486”) for use in the U.S. When the drug was first approved, the FDA placed restrictions on the use of the drug. The FDA felt mifepristone was one of those “medications with serious safety concerns” that required special safety regulation “to help ensure the benefits of the medication outweigh its risks.”

But, in 2016, the FDA loosened some protocols required in the prescribing of mifepristone by lifting the requirement that the drug be used no later than 7 weeks of pregnancy and expanded the time frame to allow use up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. The FDA also lowered the required dosage, expanded the types of prescribers, and reduced the number of office visits required.

Experimenting with telemedicine abortions began in Iowa in 2008. In 2016, an abortion group launched a multi-state “study” where women could have a video consult and then have the drugs shipped by overnight mail.

“Abortion groups now argue that, during the pandemic, it is ‘safer’ not to evaluate and monitor a woman taking abortion drugs than to have her come to the office. An office visit would confirm that she is not too far along for the pills to work or that she does not have an ectopic pregnancy, which these pills do not treat and can prove deadly to a woman if it goes undetected,” said Tobias.

Tobias continued, “These changes place women at greater risk because they may not be able to distinguish the signs of an incomplete abortion, a ruptured ectopic pregnancy, or a deadly infection from the ordinary pain and bleeding of completed chemical abortion. None of these changes make this process safer for the woman. What these changes do is make the process easier and cheaper for the abortion industry.”

Several state attorneys general, led by then-California AG (and now HHS Secretary) Xavier Becerra, signed a letter in March of 2020 petitioning the FDA to relax the regulations on mifepristone.

Click here for National Right to Life press release

Canadian Father Jailed after Publicly Objecting to Minor Daughter Taking Testosterone

“There’s a child — and not only mine — but in my case, my child out there having her life ruined,” he said

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By Brandon Showalter, Christian Post Reporter

A father who has long objected to his minor daughter taking testosterone as part of an experimental gender transition has been jailed in British Columbia for contempt of court. 

Robert Hoogland was arrested Tuesday after a warrant was issued by a judge earlier this month for telling the public his name and showing his face, according to sources close to the situation. He will reportedly remain in police custody pending a decision on his release to be made at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver.

Sources told The Christian Post this week that at the Friday hearing, Hoogland’s attorney will ask that the arrest warrant be voided and that he be released on the basis that the detention is unlawful. 

Hoogland has been outspoken in his opposition to what is now known as “gender-affirming” medical care in hopes of preventing his daughter from undergoing irreversible harm. Hoogland’s ex-wife, who is supported by the Canadian medical and legal system, is proceeding with their child’s transitioning against his wishes. 

The father discovered that his daughter’s school had been showing gender identity education materials called SOGI 123, The Post Millennial reported Tuesday.

His daughter had several complex problems, but they were all attributed to gender dysphoria. When his daughter was in seventh grade, her yearbook showed her being referred to by a different name as the school counselor changed her name without informing her parents.

The school decided to do so on its own after having received input from psychologist Wallace Wong, a known gender ideologue, according to The Post Millenial. 

Wong reportedly advised Hoogland’s daughter to take testosterone and referred her to an endocrinology unit at a nearby hospital. When Hoogland contested the matter in court, the judge at the time held that his consent was not relevant and that if he did not affirm her as a male, he would be implicated in the criminal offense of “family violence.”

“I had a perfectly healthy child a year ago, and that perfectly healthy child has been altered and destroyed for absolutely no good reason,” Hoogland told The Federalist in a gag order-breaking interview from February 2020, referring to it as “state-sponsored child abuse.”

“She can never go back to being a girl in the healthy body that she should have had. She’s going to forever have a lower voice. She’ll forever have to shave because of facial hair. She won’t be able to have children…”

Hoogland stated that sometimes he wants to “scream so that other parents and people will… jump in, understand what’s going on.”

“There’s a child — and not only mine — but in my case, my child out there having her life ruined,” he said. 

Christian Post continues here

Celebrating Two Years at Suburban Community Hospital

The Gianna Center of Philadelphia will be celebrating their second anniversary at Suburban Community Hospital this month.  Below is information from their newsletter detailing how they began. Congratulations to the Gianna Center and to all those involved in the founding of this center. 

Gianna Center

Few people know that the Gianna Center’s humble beginnings were at the internal medicine practice of Dr. Max Mercado in Northeast Philadelphia. Dr. Mercado, graciously invited Dr. Delia Larrauri and nurse practitioner Barbara Rose to begin their practice in his office located in the Medical Office Building of Jeanes Hospital.

In April of 2019, the Gianna Center moved to its present location: the Suburban Community Hospital in East Norriton. There was an open house celebration and blessing by Bishop McIntyre on its first day.  Fr. Joseph Lo Jacono, IVE, the Gianna Center chaplain, placed markings in chalk above our door which says in Latin, Saint Gianna pray for us!

Suburban Hospital is ideal for a number of reasons. First, Dr. Larrauri is able to do minor surgery and procedures there and interact with the medical staff and students in the residency program. This helps to bring more visibility to NaProTechnology and the Creighton Model.  Second, the hospital is close to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 476 – major routes traversing the suburban area. A third reason that the Suburban Hospital is ideal is the fact that it is in close proximity to a large Hispanic community. Since Dr. Larrauri speaks Spanish fluently, the women from this community benefit greatly. Last, and certainly not least, the Gianna Center is not far from Planned Parenthood in Norristown, and is able to offer a life-affirming approach to women’s health and fertility thus becoming a medical resource for many of the Philadelphia area pregnancy centers.

The Gianna Center staff and volunteers pray daily for your safety and for an end to this pandemic. Remember, St. Gianna’s feast day is April 28. St. Gianna Beretta Molla, ora pro nobis!

Please Join New Jersey Right to Life Saturday, April 17th in Woodbridge, NJ to Protest the Reproductive Freedom Act

New Jersey’s Reproductive Freedom Act is nothing more than Gov Murphy rewarding Planned Parenthood for their political support.  Everyone from New Jersey is encouraged to to attend the peaceful protest this Saturday.  Details are listed below.  If you are not able to attend, please use the link provided to send a message to your Senator and Assembly member. 

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Please join us this Saturday in Woodbridge, NJ for a peaceful demonstration against the NJ Freedom to Kill Act (S3030/A4840) a.k.a. The Reproductive Freedom Act.

The demonstration will take place outside Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senator Joseph Vitale’s legislative offices.  As Speaker, Assemblyman Coughlin has the ability to decide whether this legislation gets scheduled for a hearing and whether it will get scheduled for a vote by the full Assembly.  Senator Vitale is Chairman of the Senate Health Committee which is the Committee that S3030/A4848 was referred to.   

This legislation has not been scheduled for a hearing or vote at this time, but we must continue our efforts to educate the public and our legislators to ensure that S3030/A4848 does not gain any traction.

The details for the demonstration are below.  I hope to see you there!

Date:  Saturday, April 17, 2021 

Time:  10 a.m. to 12 noon

Location:  Legislative Office of Senator Joseph Vitale and Assemblyman Craig Coughlin, 569 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ

Some signs will be provided. Feel free to bring your own signs as well.  

Take Action to oppose S3030/A4848 and be informed about this bill  by clicking here. 

WACO ACTION ALERT: PLW Director Pleads for an Escalation of Pro-Life Outreach with Return of Abortion in Waco

Pro-Life Waco is committed to ending abortion, its damaging effects among women, and promoting chastity.  

Pro Life Waco Outreach for the Gospel of Life

Voices for Life received a request for prayer and the following information from John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco. Included is a schedule of their upcoming prayerful gatherings.

This is John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco.

I ask for your fervent prayers for the dozens of moms with babies in the womb scheduled to be aborted this week in Waco. Let us pray for Divine guidance and human intervention to bring wisdom and courage to moms and dads to turn to life and love for their children. Let us pray for the effectiveness of sidewalk counselors who engage abortion-minded moms on these days. Your prayerful presence in the public right away of Planned Parenthood this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will show solidarity with lives in peril.  Waco and its neighbors carry the cross of being one of the eight abortion cities in the State of Texas.

Second Sunday Gathering was a call to greater witness to our neighbors.

In the Second Sunday program and in this message, PLW Director John Pisciotta presents five initiatives to break out this year into stronger support for babies in the womb and their moms.

#1. The featured speaker for the September 18, 2021 National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children will be the Rev. Clenard Childress who leads New Calvary Baptist Church and his community in public square outreach in Montclair, New Jersey.  The event will be held next to 3000 crosses at Rachel’s Park Memorial on  19th Street. Here is Pastor Childress’ 12 minute speech last January at the Walk for Life West Coast.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgQVtD4N-mI

#2. John Pisciotta pleaded for a dramatic increase in participation in the Rise Up in Waco outreach outside the fence of Planned Parenthood along HWY 6. The next monthly Rise Up in Waco outreach will be from 8 to 10 AM on April 20.  We can make a powerful proclamation to morning commuter traffic. The strongest sign for life is your personal witness.

#3. On June 3 (and the 3rd of the month thereafter) we will fly the American flag (half mast, if possible) at our homes and businesses and churches.  The 3rd of the month is chosen because the shedding of innocent blood returned to Waco on March 3.  With this public square outreach, we will honor the precious little ones lost to abortion and display our concern for babies and moms threatened by Planned Parenthood in Waco.

#4. On April 23rd, Bank of America outreach returns to Waco at the very busy corner of Valley Mills Drive and Waco Drive from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  With its financial support of Planned Parenthood, BOA is one business enablers of abortion.  What will we accomplish by holding up signs to thousands and engage dozens in conversation?  David will challenge the Goliath of Bank of America.  And, we will communicate to the Waco business community that entanglement with Planned Parenthood is bad business. Thirdly, we will give affirmation and invitation to the vast majority of abortion opponents passing by. In the next newsletter, you will read a touching story of a thankful young mom during our first outreach at Bank of America in September of 2015.

#5. An appeal was made for a leadership team to deliver special event to honor the victims of abortion on Good Friday 2022, as happens in several other cities nationwide.  On this day, Planned Parenthood may again abort babies in the womb.  Planned parenthood will be there on Good Friday 2022.  Will we be there?

Those attending the Second Sunday Gathering were challenged to be a part of one public square outreach event each month if they had been participating in none.  Those already active each month were asked to add one or two to their already dedicated outreach.

NOTE. You can always find the schedule of the current month’s outreach events at the home page of www.prolifewaco.com Over pass outreach is happening this Thursday.  Sidewalk Counseling Training is this Saturday. Click on the link and get the details.

SURVIVING AN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AND HOW MY HUMAN DIGNITY WAS VIOLATED

I am a loss of word after what has happened to me in the last 36 hours.

Yesterday, as I was on my way to work, I was followed by two teenagers. I was attacked but manage to evade a blow from behind to get a laceration on right forehead and ear. Additionally, I fell on my right side as I ran away from them, only to dislocate my shoulder and fracture my humerus.

For 12 hours, I had to overcome excruciating pain while reflecting on how these two teenage robbers went about preying on people to get things without working hard for it. On top of all of it, I was violated of my human dignity. Those thugs had no regard for human life whatsoever.

In any tragedy, we must rise up above it and fight back.

Outrageous! Unconscionable! Unthinkable! Reactions to Special PA Hearing on Abortion

Among the disturbing developments: Evidence the PA Department of Health is not doing enough to ensure that cases of sexual abuse of minor girls who undergo abortions are reported to the state’s child abuse hotline.

The PA House Health Committee held a five hour hearing on fetal development and abortion. The Harrisburg hearing was held on April 8, 2021 and chaired by State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren). Three pro-life doctors provided expert testimony. One of the doctors who testified was Dr. Monique Ruberu, a obstetrician/gynecologist. She is an author, pro-life activist and heads up 40 Days for Life campaigns at Philadelphia abortion sites.

Outrageous. Unconscionable. Unthinkable.

These are just some of the reactions to revelations from last week’s special hearing on abortion before the Health Committee of the PA House of Representatives.

Among the disturbing developments: Evidence the PA Department of Health is not doing enough to ensure that cases of sexual abuse of minor girls who undergo abortions are reported to the state’s child abuse hotline.

Action Item: Please contact your state Representative and tell him or her that you want the Department of Health to be held accountable when it comes to regulation of abortion facilities and the reporting of the sexual abuse of children.

If you do not know who your state representative is, or you need contact information, please visit https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/#address .

If you missed the hearing and would like to view it online, go to http://pahousegop.com/Video/Health  and click on the April 8th video.

Please be advised: the entire hearing is about five hours long and covers a range of issues including abortion statistics, the development of the preborn child, and telemedicine abortions.

Sincerely for LIFE,

Maria V. Gallagher

Legislative Director

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

www.paprolife.org

717-541-003