Voices For Life

Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. We cover issues from conception until natural death, as well as all family life issues.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Will Removing a 'Conscience Clause' Force Christian Pharmacists to Dispense Morning-After Pills

Many religious people, in particular Catholics, 
object to contraceptives such as the
morning after pill.  Reuter
By Harry Farley
Christian Today

Pharmacy regulators have removed a 'conscience clause' from their standards code meaning Christians and other religious people could be forced to ensure that contraceptives and other medicines are handed out against their beliefs.

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GphC) said allowing personal religious beliefs and values to dictate dispensing practice was 'not compatible' with a 'person-centred care' they wanted to offer.

The regulatory body that sets standards across British pharmacists said they wanted to ensure patient care is 'not compromised by religious belief'.

The changes prompted fears expressed in a consulation document that Christians could be forced into handing out suicide pills if euthanasia or assisted-dying was legalised.

Despite 71 per cent of the public objecting to the change in the consultation, the Council confirmed the measures after a final consultation at a meeting on April 6.  Chief executive Duncan Rudkin said the shift of balance away from religious belief of the pharmacist onto the patient 'represents a significant change'.

He said: 'We understand the importance of a pharmacy professional's religion, personal values or beliefs, but we want to make sure people can access the advice, care and services they need from a pharmacy, when they need them.'

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Official Demands Nuns Allow Abortion Clinic at New Maternity Hospital on Their Land

“Ireland has, without recourse to abortion, one of the lowest levels of maternal mortality in the world." 

By The Society for the Protection 
of Unborn Children UK
Life News

The Irish Health Minister has called on an order of nuns to agree to contracts allowing abortion and contraception in the new National Maternity Hospital being built on their land.

Irish Health Minister Simon Harris has intervened in a row about ownership and control of the proposed new National Maternity Hospital in south Dublin where the new 300 million euro facility is planned next to St Vincent’s Hospital.

The decision by the government to “hand over” control of the new hospital to a religious order has caused a furore in the Irish press, and thousands have signed a petition opposing it. The outrage is centred around historic allegations of child abuse by the order, as well as fears that the nuns would prevent abortion and other practices contrary to Catholic teaching taking place on the premises. 
“Making valuable land available…at no cost”
However, few of the articles mention that the Sisters own the land where the badly needed new hospital is being built and are not making any profit from the arrangement.

As the Health Minister explained: 
“The St Vincent’s Healthcare Group is making available very valuable land at no cost to the State, to facilitate the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital. In doing so, they have foregone the opportunity to put this land to alternative use. Let me very clear: there will be no financial gain to any religious order from the development of this hospital.”
Four of the nine people on the board of the new hospital will be nominated by St Vincent’s Hospital Group, which is owned by the Sisters of Charity. 

Dr Peter Boylan, a former Master at Holles Street Hospital, said that it is “inappropriate for a hospital to have a strong religious influence, particularly from the Catholic Church”, questioning whether access to “care” such as IVF and terminations would be affected by the nuns religious beliefs.

The Gospel is Going Forth!

Heart for the Next Generation is still standing strong at our local Planned Parenthood. Every Saturday we saturate the hill with praise and worship to our Savior and offer His love to all going in. We now even have a young missionary that has been covering all the killing days throughout the week. So many are receiving prayer and help. Just this simple act of taking the time to pray for people has caused many to put their hope in Jesus rather than Planned Parenthood. We can't tell you how encouraging it is to see fruit coming forth week after week as we see God moving in a mighty way. Pray for us and for laborers to join us!

It is also an exciting time as we begin planning for this summer's Impact Team! 

Registration is up on our website now and young people can apply for our month long time of training, equipping, and practical ministry. If you know any young adults who would be interested sent them our way. Their lives will never be the same.

Cost for the entire month of July is only $500! That includes classroom time, outreaches, housing (for out of state students) and meals.

Go to: Heartforthenextgeneration.com or if you have and questions, feel free to contact us via e-mail at heart4gen@gmail.com or call Scott at (704) 773-3107.

Let's encourage, equip, and inspire as many young people as we can to stand boldly in their faith and impact our nation.

Friends of Fertility Care Philadelphia Welcomes Their Newest NaPro Ob/Gyn Doctor

Dr. Delia Larrauri. with Dr. Hilgers

from Barbara Rose, NP, CFCP
Friends of Fertility Care Philadelphia

Come out to meet our newest 
NaPro Trained ob/gyn physician!​ 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7 PM
 Holy Saviour Parish 
407 E Main St 
Norristown, PA 19401

Our newest NaPro physician, Dr. Delia Larrauri,
 has returned from the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha.  On May 31st, we are planning a NaPro roadshow with her as the guest speaker !

Come and learn about NaProTECHNOLOGY, life-affirming women's health care that assists women with various reproductive health issues. There will be a viewing of the film NaPro: A Quiet Revolution, followed by a short presentation and Q&A with health care professionals. 

If you know women and couples who "need to know about NaPro", share this information with them today!

For more information or to register,  please use this link.  

The Friends of FertilityCare Philadelphia are a group of health care professionals and members of our community who wish to promote effective, integrated health care for women and couples. To that end, the Friends of FertilityCare are dedicated to making Creighton Model FertilityCare™ services and NaProTechnology known, respected and applied throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. The primary intention of the Friends of FertilityCare is to educate all people in the "good news" of Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and NaProTechnology.   For more information, please use this link.  

Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. To read our Mission Statement, use this link.  Follow us on FacebookGoogle, and Pinterest.  Help us spread the pro-life message by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.

Pregnant, need help or know someone who does?  

National Hotline: Call 1-800-712-HELP or Text 'HELPLINE' to 313131.

In Southeast Penna:  Call or text 610-626-4006  

If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available.  Call Project Rachel's national toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673) or visit hopeafterabortion.org.  

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Join Us in Center City Philadelphia for National Protest PP Day on April 29th

Then God said, "Let there be Light", and there was light. God saw that the Light was good; and God separated the Light from the darkness..." - Genesis 1:3

from Ted Meehan

Pro-Life Delco

Planned Parenthood darkens our city as it takes the lives of 100 babies each week at the 12th & Locust Street killing center. Please come to shine your light onto this evil darkness as local pro-lifers join hundreds of thousands around America calling for an end to this immoral carnage.

When: Saturday, April 29 from 10 - 11:00 am
Where: 12th & Locust Streets, Philadelphia (map)

"The opposite of Love is not Hate, it is Indifference. We must take sides. Neutrality in the face of Oppression assists the oppressor not the oppressed. Silence in the face of Torment comforts the tormentor but not the tormented." - Eli Wiesel

Watch Pro-Abortionists Beat A Piñata Of A Pro-Life Senator’s Face

By Bre Payton
The Federalist

Samantha Pinto, a 25-year-old abortion worker in Philadelphia, invited her friends over last weekend to celebrate her birthday by beating a piñata with Sen. Pat Toomey’s face on it.

“We thought it would be a fun thing for the party since Pat Toomey opposes abortion,” Pinto said in an interview with Billy Penn, a local online news hub.

Pinto said she sent letters to the pro-life senator’s office urging him to support abortion, but was irritated by the response she received.

Note:  The most loving thing we can do for those who commit, provide or promote abortion is to pray for them. Hopefully, through our continued prayers Ms. Pinto and her colleagues will be converted, #onesoulatatime.

Heavenly Father, we come to you today with heavy hearts. We mourn for the souls of those who commit, provide and support abortion in our country and our world.  Please let them see the horror of abortion; repent of their sins; and use the skills You gave them to heal instead of kill.  We ask this through Your son, Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Saviour.  Amen. 

New Mexico AG "Aggressively" Seeking Documents from UNM & Late-term Abortion Business in Criminal Investigation

By Cheryl Sullenger
Operation Rescue

Albuquerque, NM - In a new, encouraging development, the office of New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has confirmed to a group of pro-life leaders that an investigation of a complaint filed by Tara Shaver of Abortion Free New Mexico against the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Southwestern Women's Options (SWO) is being "aggressively" pursued.

This investigation also encompasses the criminal referrals against the publicly-funded UNM and SWO, the largest late-term abortion facility in the U.S., made by the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. Shaver's complaint predates the Congressional criminal referrals.

Both Shaver's complaint and the criminal referrals allege that UNM and SWO violated the state anatomical gift act as it relates to the ban on use of aborted baby remains in research and failed to provide legally-required informed consent to women.
"We are aggressively working on gathering further information that will assist in our ongoing review of this matter," stated James Hallinan, Communications Director for the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas, in a written statement requested by Operation Rescue.

#Defund PP NOW Prayer Vigils to Take Place in Pottstown & Norristown, Pa.


from Rita Smith, M.E.V.
(Missionary of the Gospel of Life)

As Congress returns from their Spring recess, pro-lifers all over the country will be taking part in prayer vigils, processions, and rallies at Planned Parenthood centers, calling for the abortion company to be DEFUNDED. 

 In Montgomery County at the locations of Pottstown and Norristown we'll be joining this nationwide campaign with a Prayer Vigil on Friday, April 28th at Pottstown PP & Saturday, April 29th at Norristown PP. Please join us -- and tens of thousands of pro-lifers all over the country -- as we call on Congress to get the job done and strip Planned Parenthood of their $430 million taxpayer subsidy! Here are all the details:

EVENT: Prayer Vigil for Defunding PP in Pottstown, Pa.
WHEN: Friday, April 28 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
WHERE: Planned Parenthood, 2081 E. High St., Pottstown (map)

EVENT: Prayer Vigil for Defunding PP in Norristown, Pa.
WHEN: Saturday, April 29 at 10:00 am - Noon
WHERE: Planned Parenthood, 1221 Powell St., Norristown (map)

Your participation in this historic pro-life battle is needed now more than ever. Planned Parenthood is fighting hard to keep your tax dollars, including holding their own protests all over the United States. 

Planned Parenthood knows that if they are defunded, it would be the greatest pro-life victory in a generation. Within months, they could be shutting down centers all over the country! 

Come out Friday, April 28 at the Pottstown PP and also, Saturday, April 29 at the Norristown PP. Please bring your friends -- we need ALL hands on deck if we're going to win this historic pro-life battle.

Voices for Life is an e-publication dedicated to informing and educating the public on pro-life and pro-family issues. To read our Mission Statement, use this link.  Follow us on FacebookGoogle, and Pinterest.  Help us spread the pro-life message by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.

Pregnant, need help or know someone who does?  

National Hotline: Call 1-800-712-HELP or Text 'HELPLINE' to 313131.
In Southeast Penna:  Call or text 610-626-4006  

If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available.  Call Project Rachel's national toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673) or visit hopeafterabortion.org.  

Friday, April 21, 2017

At Warminster Event, Gov. Wolf Calls Proposals to Restrict Access to Planned Parenthood an 'Assault'

Gov. Wolf stands with Planned Parenthood

By Freda R. Savana
Bucks County Courier

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf called renewed efforts to restrict women's access to affordable health care an assault and promised to veto legislation that would abolish or limit Planned Parenthood in the state.

"Attacks on women's health at both the federal and state levels are nothing more than politicians inserting themselves between doctors and their patients," Wolf told a roundtable of Planned Parenthood leaders, patients and others in the health care field on Thursday.

Organized by Planned Parenthood Keystone and held at the agency's Warminster Medical Center [Planned Parenthood] on Louis Drive, the event drew a small group of supportive Bucks County residents and local officials.

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, joined Wolf in decrying Republican proposals to cut funding to the long-established programs that provide a wide array of health care services to women and men.

"We're at a historic low in teen pregnancy and a 30-year low in unintended pregnancies, thanks to better access to family planning and information," said Richards. "We know it works. And, we know what doesn't work: making it harder for women to access that care."

Richards said for many of Pennsylvania's more than 90,000 Planned Parenthood patients, the health care agency is their only health care provider. Without Planned Parenthood, she stressed, "they would have nowhere else to go."

Whitney Lingle said when she was growing up in the Midwest, Planned Parenthood was her only source of health care and when she was sexually assaulted at college, it was Planned Parenthood where she found care and support.

Blogger's Note:
Showcasing one woman's experience at Planned Parenthood does not even compare to over 300,000 unborn babies that are killed every year at PP across the nation. For an offical report from Pennsylvania DHS on PP click on following link, PA Summary of 2015 PP Facts and Statistics.

UN Says Women Who Want to “Avoid Pregnancy” Should Use Abortion as Family Planning

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
Life News

Governments have long agreed that abortion cannot be a part of family planning. The World Health Organization has gone along with that consensus until now. Recent journal articles by WHO researchers demonstrate the powerful global agency now rejects that consensus.

Women who want to “avoid pregnancy” following government guidelines in the wake of the Zika scare in Latin America “will need family planning services such as contraception and access to safe abortion,” according to one article that goes on to propose “evaluations of the barriers to access, availability, utilization and readiness of contraception, abortion and post-abortion services.”

The statement that abortion is a “family planning service” contradicts what the UN General Assembly has agreed for decades, namely, that “under no circumstance should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning.”

In another paper WHO researchers devise strategies to promote abortion and measure abortion access around the world, setting the stage to help groups that will carry out this work permanently through a network that would report, monitor, and evaluate “uptake and utilization of contraception and safe abortion care services.”

In Africa, WHO country teams are training doctors to perform abortions, sometimes over their objections, and perhaps even against the law.

WHO teams teach “post-abortion care,” which abortion advocates admit was intended as a stepping stone to introduce abortion. WHO staff have admitted this is a necessary step to introduce legal abortion in countries where it is outlawed.

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