PA STATE REP SPONSORS TRANS BILL

The following is from an email sent out by PA Family Council regarding HB 300 which is currently in the PA state house.

If you haven’t heard about the threat to religious freedom and rights of conscience in the bill being fast-tracked by PA House Democratic leadership, please read this full post. While some claim it’s a simple bill, the reality is a host of negative consequences.

Here are just three of those consequences, as said by co-sponsors of the legislation.

  1. HB300 could require certain medical professionals to prescribe puberty blockers or perform “sex-reassignment” surgeries, or face penalties for “discrimination.”
  2. HB 300 would force women’s shelters to accept biological males who identify as women.
  3. HB300 would “redefine freedom” by punishing people for not using someone’s preferred pronouns.

Sadly, these are not the only harms HB300 would cause. Laws like this proposed bill have removed a significant number of freedoms in other states. Here are three more areas that are threatened by House Bill 300: 

Religious schools and ministries face lawsuits for hiring based on their shared mission. It’s already happened to a Catholic school in Massachusetts due to an HB300-type law. Here in Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia targeted Catholic Charities based on Philadelphia’s HB300-type law.

Women and young girls are forced to share women-only spaces with biological males, including locker rooms, dorms, and overnight accommodations on school trips. 

Force creative professionals to communicate messages that go against their beliefs. People like cake artist Jack Phillips are being targeted for lawsuits because of laws like HB300.

Some of your elected leaders understand what’s at stake and oppose the bill. BUT WE NEED YOU TO TAKE ACTION: Contact your State Representative and State Senator TODAY and respectfully ask them to vote NO on Rep. Kenyatta’s House Bill 300. Click here to email.

PRO-LIFERS TAKE PART IN ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN PHILADELPHIA

40 Pro-lifers took part in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 12th.

The weather was perfect with spring-like temperatures. Those who marched wore green scarves. This has been an annual tradition going back to the leadership of the late John Stanton.

Even many of the attendees cheered on pro-lifers along Market Street.

It was a day to honor a great saint who emphasized the trinity with the shamrock and ensured the pro-life message was spread to the thousands who were in attendance

MARK HOUCK RETURNS TO THE SIDEWALK, PRO-LIFERS JOIN IN SOLIDARITY

After beating bogus charges from the FBI and Biden Administration Department of “Justice”, Mark Houck returned to the sidewalk of Planned Parenthood.

In addition to his son, his whole family joined him. Moreover, two dozen pro-lifers throughout the surrounding area and region joined him for witness and prayer.

It was a sense of calm yet one of awareness of what a peaceful presence can mean in the fight to build a culture of life.

Those gathered even prayed over Mark and his family as he returns to pro-life activism. He also intends to sue the FBI for violating his rights.

Lent 2023 40 Days for Life

Pro-lifers are asked to come out as we are approaching another Lenten campaign. All that it entails is peaceful, loving people willing to sacrifice two hours or more a week to help save lives, change hearts and minds, and just be present

Sign up today at 40daysforlife.com

PA Abortions Increase, Pro-Life Efforts Increase

THE FOLLOWING IS A RELEASE SENT BY EMAIL FROM TOM STEVENS, PRESIDENT OF THE PRO-LIFE UNION OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA

In 2021 there were 3% more abortions in Pennsylvania than in the previous year. The total, 33,206, is the highest number of abortions reported in the past ten years. Half, 16,542, of those abortions occur right in our backyard, the five-county Philadelphia area.

To help understand the sheer magnitude, imagine 16,542 moms or dads pushing a baby in a stroller in a single file. It would be a line that stretches nearly sixteen miles! Imagine one of them being your grandchild or child, nephew or niece.

This is why the Pro-Life Union believes that we can’t protect the right to life as a single organization. Instead, we need to support our associate member organizations, work with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and independent churches, and anyone who will join us in the effort. Pregnancy resource centers like Hope Pregnancy and AlphaCare are part of the solution.

The Pro-Life Union and Catholic Social Services partnership at the Cenacle in Frankford serving more than one thousand vulnerable families is part of the answer. Adoption is a Loving Option, Culture Project, Students for Life, and other groups reaching out to students are a significant part of the effort. Forty Days for Life, Sidewalk Servants, and others organizing volunteers to serve in front of abortion centers are rescuing babies (and women) in another way.

Chester County Pro-Life Coalition and their March for Life and sponsorship of the name? ‘TOB for young women’ is another part of the prevention. You can meet many of these resource providers on April 1st at the Life Advocate Resource Conference. Many churches working together to provide solutions will also be present.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” — John 1:5

Time to cut the ties to CVS and Walgreens

Companies that sell chemicals for killing babies cannot be companies where we do business. If a company decides to profit from limitless access to chemicals that are used to kill unborn babies, we cannot also allow them to sell us medicines. 

It may be a bit of an inconvenience for us, but we should switch our prescription service from abortion chemical sellers – to pharmacies whose products heal rather than kill. 

If you currently use CVS or Walgreens for your prescription drugs, please consider using Rite Aide or a local pharmacy – rather than allow your business to provide profits to abortion providers. Read the article here, and take action!

Let the offenders know why you are no longer willing to do business with them! 

One Month Until National March for Life

Believe it or not, the National March for Life will continue in Washington, DC.

Be ready to attend on Friday, January 20th. For many, they will make a week or days-long stay in our nation’s capital. The good news is Roe v Wade will not celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The event will continue to become an annual event for all to recommit to the cause. Many states will see the issue be decided by their state legislature. At the same time, we must continue to educate the weak and mediocre minds on why abortion should be unthinkable.

Here are the details about the March for Life.

CONTINUE ATTENDING THE MARCH FOR LIFE

2023 STATE MARCH SCHEDULE

We have a slate of states that will host their annual state marches.

Thanks to the Dobbs v Jackson decision in June 2022, the abortion debate has been sent to the state. Pro-lifers, this is your call to action to defend life at its most vulnerable stage in your state level.

Illinois will host its inaugural state march in Springfield on Tuesday, March 21st.

To view the schedule of state and province marches, visit here.

We Will Rise Again 

After this week’s disappointing election results, I’m sure many of you are as bummed out as I am.  Living in Pennsylvania I am especially disappointed, and I can’t imagine so many people from my state voting for candidates who want to impose their immorality and perversions on the rest of us.  How can they vote for a man who can’t put a coherent sentence together? How can so many people vote to keep their so-called ‘right’ to kill their unborn children?? How can they think it’s okay to mutilate and sterilize their children or someone else’s child because ‘they’ have determined that child should be another sex?  I just can’t get my head around this kind of thinking.   

Since election day a hymn has been going through my head that I know most have sung or at least heard. The hymn is ‘We Will Rise Again’ by David Haas.  I’m posting the refrain below as I think we all need to remember these words and keep in mind that God is in charge.  We just need to keep doing what we have been doing to stop the insanity in our nation, and trust that God will continue to be our strength, and one day, hopefully in the near future, we will rise again.  

The children of the United States of America, especially the unborn are depending on us.   

Refrain: 

We will run and not grow weary, 

for our God will be our strength, 

and we will fly like the eagle, 

we will rise again. 

You can find the whole song at this website:  https://www.christian-songlyrics.net/2016/10/we-will-rise-again-lyrics-david-haas.html 

NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE WILL CONTINUE

While the Dobbs Decision in June reversed the 1973 Roe v Wade decision, the organizers of the annual March for Life in DC will continue to have its annual event in January.

A culture of life must continue to be built everywhere.

Mark your calendars for the 49th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 20th.

Information on the event will become available when more information is released.

FALL 2022 40 DAYS FOR LIFE PREVIEW: PLANNED PARENTHOOD CENTER CITY

The Fall 2022 40 Days for Life Campaign begins on Wednesday, September 28th. Here’s a preview of the campaigns in the Greater Philadelphia Area

In the heart of Philadelphia, the second biggest murder mill is there. The place has been defended by disgraced State Rep. Brian Sims, who has not apologized to the girls who were doxed by him in a live video. He was never to be seen during and after the Stand Against Bullying Rally when people watched in dismay and disgust the way he harassed women who stood against Planned Parenthood. 4,000 lives have been lost at the facility on a yearly basis.

The good news is there’s a Community Women’s Center across the street that offers healthy alternatives to abortion. They have build countless relationships with moms who went from abortion minded to choosing life for their child.

Pro-Lifers in Greater Philly area can help in saving lives with their prayers and support.

The campaign will run from September 28th to Saturday November 5th. The hours are 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday. Visit here to sign up today. Bring your own materials.

Learn what to do or say when on the sidewalk here.

Remember to pray for the conversion of the following workers and volunteers:

Dr. Lee Anthony Tripp

Dr. Joel Lebed

Jonathan Lovitz

Anna Smith

Dr. Lin-Fan Wang

Alhambra Frarey

Aishat Olatunde

Angie Ortiz 

Bobbie Trotenberg

Sylvia Metzler