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.
HB300 could require certain medical professionals to prescribe puberty blockers or perform “sex-reassignment” surgeries, or face penalties for “discrimination.”
HB 300 would force women’s shelters to accept biological males who identify as women.
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.
The following is from Dr. Monique Ruberu. Hours are still needed to be filled. Visit 40daysforlife.com.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
[We have] such an awesome story to share…at 777 the pro-abortion escorts often play music to drown us out as we try to speak to the moms going in. That music is often demonic, or crude…rarely tolerable and nice… So by the grace of God working through a donor, we purchased a nice speaker and mic so we could share Christian music and speak to the moms over their noise.
I knew the moms on the sidewalk could hear us, but Marlene, Pat, and I prayed that the moms could hear us inside as well… well today the officer told us that Lynn (elderly pro-abortion escort) was complaining about the loudness of our music => the officer pointed out that the only reason we have music playing is that they started playing music and he had observed the interaction for the past few months… then she said – “Yes but their music is disturbing them INSIDE”
SO PRAISE GOD!!! The moms can HEAR US INSIDE!!! – I told the officer I’d be happy to stop our music if they do t play music… I’ll just use it to talk on my mic – directly to the women inside 🙂
Guys when we show up to do this work for God it is very important that we first feed our souls in preparation for this work… please do spend time daily in mass, in prayer, in scripture, in meditation on Jesus, in adoration… in the Word of God especially …the closer you allow yourself to get to Him… the more you allow Him to fill you…the better your work will be.
A local pro-lifer has been a format that all pro-lifers are encouraged to send to their pastors. The time for passiveness is over. We need more heroic priests who are willing to preach the truth from the pulpit without sugarcoating it.
Thank you for your priesthood. I encourage you to read the article below and pray and act.
I realize the USCCB writes and emails those of us who subscribe to great material on pro-life with action items like prayer and more.
I ask you to do more. Please speak from the pulpit often against the atrocity of abortion. Please speak this not only during weekday daily mass but during all Sunday liturgy.
Are you aware that now somewhere in the state of New Mexico has a new satanic Temple with an abortion facility in it?
I will go as far as to say our current President of the USA who is obviously all for proclaiming the destruction of innocent human life in the womb is then a Satanist whether he realizes it or not. Furthermore, he proclaims to be a good and practicing Catholic. He needs to be denounced and informed he has excommunicated himself from the Church by his actions and words.
I am personal friends with and a ministry partner to Mark Houck and the Catholic Vote chapter leader of SWFL.
Your flock needs to hear from you on this. I ask you to reach out to Mark Houck to thank him. Mark is a hero. I ask you to speak publicly from the pulpit denouncing our current political administration’s weaponization in unjustly abusing great Catholic men and pro-life leaders like Mark Houck with intimidation tactics and more. Wasting taxpayer dollars for ridiculous arrests like this.
I ask you to proclaim from the pulpit that the Church has had enough and that abortion is a grave sin and to explain we now have more pregnancy centers of life rather than abortion centers of death and to find one if in need. I ask you to explain that if anyone has been involved in abortion to seek forgiveness in the sacrament of confession and healing in Rachel’s vineyard.
We need to hear all this often and publicly from priests and bishops.
The time has come and it’s now!
I pray for you daily and ask you please pray for me.
Please ask your congregations to no longer give any business to CVS/Walgreens/Rite Aid and any pharmacy or organization that dispenses abortion pills or that supports abortion.
I have copied in my pro-life friends and asked you to write a similar message as this to all your clergy members.
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
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!
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.
In a recent interview, the Classy Chicks podcast interviewed Mickey Kelly. He has been a guest contributor for Savannah Speaks 4 Life newsletter that publishes on a weekly basis. The interview shares why men are needed in the fight against abortion while sharing the staggering number of abortions that is more than 10x higher than the 2021 homicide rate.
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.
Cardinal Wilton Gregory, a cardinal of our nation’s capital, announced the end of a long pre-March for Life tradition.
In a statement yesterday, the cardinal stated “After a consultation process that involved dialogue with other dioceses, ministry leaders, and the partners who assist the Archdiocese in hosting the annual Rally and Mass, The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has decided not to move forward with hosting the larger multi-Diocese Rally,” the cancellation noticed stated.
The letter told pro-life youth that “as difficult a decision as it was to cancel” the rally that draws in thousands every year, the Archdiocese of Washington still “support[s] their local work and pray[s] for their success” and asked for groups who’ve planned to come to the youth rally to continue supporting the National March for Life at the National Mall and attend the Vigil Mass at The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler, TX, denounced the move by the Archdiocese of Washington, arguing that the cancelation could hurt the pro-life voice nationally.
In a tweet, he argued, “I must protest this cancellation. We have an extremely anti-life President & we cancel our national voice? Yes to state efforts, but we desperately need a national voice for life at this critical time.”
The question that many of us have is why. Why would a cardinal cancel a long tradition that has gathered thousands of youth from before the March for Life in our country? It has been a long-standing staple for the experience in January every year since 1997.
People are asked to persuade his eminence to reinstate the tradition by visiting this link here.