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.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Day 2 of our Prayer Campaign for LeRoy Carhart



Please join us in praying for a conversion of LeRoy Carhart.  Today we pray that the love of Christ will overcome his hatred for those who oppose abortion.

We are in a spiritual battle and the most effective weapon we have is our prayers.  We cannot expect to end abortion in our land without a change of heart on the part of those who perform, promote or support abortion.

To read the full article with the suggestions for the whole week, please use this link.  




A Pro-Life Reflection for President’s Day


By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director
PA Pro-Life Federation


One of the greatest compliments that can be paid to a mother and father is that their son or daughter could someday grow up to be President of the United States.

And so, on this day which honors the highest office in the land, it is altogether fitting that we reflect on the Presidency and the issue of “life” in America.
Our first President, George Washington, once stated, “Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.”
Certainly, an ultrasound showing a baby sucking her thumb demonstrates the scientific truth that the preborn child represents human life in all its astounding glory.
The third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

The website Vocabulary.com notes that synonyms for the word “Unalienable” include “non-negotiable” and “intrinsic.” Therefore, written onto the hearts of the founding fathers was the truth that the right to life was non-negotiable and intrinsic–in other words, a right not to be tampered with.

Notes for speeches by the nation’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, suggest the dangers that arise when people use the nation’s venerable Constitution for perverse purposes: 
“…the people — are the rightful masters of both Congresses, and courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it…”
Once a court has lost its way…as the Supreme Court did in the tragic 1973 decision Roe v. Wade…a course of correction is possible–but not easy.

Video from the Feb 11th #ProtestPP Rally and Prayer Vigil in Warminster, Pennsylvania




Voices for the Unborn

On February 11, 2017, over 135 pro-life warriors were present for a #ProtestPP Rally and Prayer Service in front of the Planned Parenthood in Warminster, Pennsylvania.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life,  and Kevin Burke, co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard were the featured speakers.

Thanks to Steve Jackson who volunteered to video this event and spent a long time editing. Also a big thanks to Victoria Gisondi for organizing this event in our area.

You can view the video below or on YouTube using this link.  





Come Pray with Us During our 40 Days for Life Campaign in Norristown, Pennsylvania





From Rita Smith, M.E.V. (Missionaries of the Gospel of Life)
Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life/Norristown


God doesn't call the Qualified...God Qualifies the Called!

The Missionaries of the Gospel of Life will sponsor the 7th prayer vigil at our local Norristown Planned Parenthood for the 2017 Spring 40 Days for Life.

   

We will begin on Feb. 28th, Ash Wednesday in Our Lady's Eucharistic Adoration Chapel (map) before the Most Blessed Sacrament in fervent prayer.

Please Note: Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm a Cenacle of Life is offered Further information please view Cenacles of Life here.




"Be Not Afraid" "Be a Voice for the Voiceless"

Signup Sheets and Pro-Life Signs will be available. As Pope John Paul II wrote in the Gospel of Life, "A great prayer for life is urgently needed."

All are Welcome

Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

To quote the late, great Dr. Jean Garton, author of “Who Broke the Baby?” “If unborn children are to be protected from death by abortion; if newborn handicapped children are to be protected from death by infanticide; if the elderly, the ‘non-productive,’ the dependent are to be protected from death by euthanasia; and if the Sanctity of Life is to be affirmed and protected, then our voice is essential.”

Thank you for being a voice for the voiceless. Thank you for everything you do. And remember, be strong and courageous, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Here's how to take part:
Vigil location: outside the Norristown Planned Parenthood abortion center at 1221 Powell St. Norristown, PA 19401 (map) Vigil hours: 8:00 AM — 8:00 PM daily
Local contact: Rita Smith, M.E.V. call 610-489-1929 or email her at providarita1@gmail.com



Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

To quote the late, great Dr. Jean Garton, author of “Who Broke the Baby?” “If unborn children are to be protected from death by abortion; if newborn handicapped children are to be protected from death by infanticide; if the elderly, the ‘non-productive,’ the dependent are to be protected from death by euthanasia; and if the Sanctity of Life is to be affirmed and protected, then our voice is essential.”

Thank you for being a voice for the voiceless. Thank you for everything you do. And remember, be strong and courageous, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”


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.  




Sunday, February 19, 2017

Week Two: Prayer Initiative Campaign for Those Involved in Abortion Feb 20th - Feb. 26


'winning the war against unborn babies one soul at a time'

LeRoy Carhart
Late Term Abortionist


Late term abortionist, LeRoy Carhart, is the focus of our prayer initiative for Week Two. Live Action News reports the facts about his infamous career. Unless LeRoy Carhart turns away from the grievous sin of abortion, he is on a path to eternal hell.

We have no greater enemy that fuels the abortion industry than Satan. We, who stand for life, are in a spiritual battle. Prayer is a powerful weapon. It can tear down spiritual strongholds of the enemy.  

When those involved in abortion, turn from their sin and give their lives to Christ, the war against the unborn will start to crumble, one soul at a time. Voices has posted many stories of the redemption of those who walked away from abortion. 

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Cor 5:17

Suggested Daily Prayers for LeRoy Carhart

Day 1  
Pray for his deliverance from the lie that abortion is a woman's right.

Day 2 
 Pray the Love of Christ will overcome his hatred for those who oppose abortion.
 
Day 3  
Pray the Holy Spirit reveals to him abortion is premeditated murder.

Day 4  Pray that the Light of Christ sets his soul free from the evil and deceit sown by Satan. 

Day 5  Pray that God will send Christians to him and share the Gospel of Salvation.

Day 6  
Pray that he will be convicted of his sin of taking the lives of preborn babies.

Day 7  Pray that he asks God for forgiveness and surrenders his life to Jesus.

Finally: Pray that his conversion will lead him to speak out against abortion and become a strong advocate for mothers and their unborn babies.



In Loving Memory of Norma McCorvey







Pro-Abortion Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Would Protect This Heinous Practice

"He is threatening to veto a ban on brutal dismemberment abortions. This should not be surprising, since Wolf himself once served as a clinic escort for a Planned Parenthood facility."


By Maria Gallagher
Legislative Director
PA Pro-Life Federation


I started to describe this heinous practice to a woman—the mother of a daughter who had been born prematurely—who literally trembled at the description. What was it?

It was the same painfully accurate language that Pennsylvania state Senator Michele Brooks used on the floor of the Senate, when she explained the act of complete callousness that upwards of 2/3rds of Pennsylvanians want to see outlawed.

It’s a method, Brooks explains, that is used by abortionists to “end the life of a six-month-old (preborn) baby” by “tearing (her) legs and arms apart from (her) body so (she) bleeds to death.”

As the legislator succinctly stated, “Regardless of what side of the (abortion) issue a person is on, how can we possibly say that this is humane?”
Brooks was talking about Senate Bill 3, which would ban the brutal practice of dismemberment abortion.

Even to describe this gruesome act which causes the death of an unborn child is to invite nightmares. This abortion “technique” dismembers a baby and extracts the child “one piece at a time from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments.”

The legislation would also change the legal limit for abortions in Pennsylvania from six months’ to five months’ gestation to acknowledge the medical advances that have been made in saving premature infants.

SB3 recently passed the state Senate by a whopping 32-18 margin. This vote accurately reflects the large support a dismemberment ban has in the Keystone State.
A statewide poll showed that the vast majority of Pennsylvanians—Republicans, Democrats, and Independents—support a ban. Most women surveyed back the ban—in fact, 64% of female respondents approved.

National Right to Life article continues

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, Passes Away: She Never Had an Abortion and Became Pro-Life


By Steven Ertelt
Life News


Norma McCorvey, who was the Jane Roe of the infamous Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court case legalizing virtually unlimited abortions, passed away today. McCorvey never had an abortion and eventually became pro-life and dedicated her life to overturning the horrible Supreme Court decision that bared her pseudonym.

McCorvey died today at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69.

McCorvey never wanted an abortion — she was seeking a divorce from her husband — but young, pro-abortion feminist attorney Sarah Weddington used McCorvey’s case as a means of attempting to overturn Texas’ law making most abortions illegal. Weddington took the case all the way to the Supreme Court, which invalidated every pro-life state law in the nation protecting unborn children and the rest is history.

But most Americans don’t know that McCorvey, who was “pro-choice” on abortion at the time, became a pro-life advocate. She dedicated to reversing the Supreme Court case that bears her fictitious name, Jane Roe.

In a video, McCorvey explained her effort to obtain a legal abortion in the 1970s when facing an unplanned pregnancy. However, she never had an abortion and realized that her court case was the biggest mistake of her life and currently fights to stop abortion.
“Back in 1973, I was a very confused twenty-one year old with one child and facing an unplanned pregnancy,” she says in the ad. “At the time I fought to obtain a legal abortion, but truth be told, I have three daughters and never had an abortion.”
 “I think it’s safe to say that the entire abortion industry is based on a lie…. I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name,” McCorvey says.
She concludes the 60 second ad with the words: 
“You read about me in history books, but now I am dedicated to spreading the truth about preserving the dignity of all human life from natural conception to natural death.”
Life News continues with Norma McCorvey story 


Day 7 of our Prayer Campaign for Cecile Richards




Today in our Prayer Campaign, we pray that Ms. Richards repents and surrenders her life to Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Additionally, we pray that her conversion will lead her to speak out on behalf of unborn babies and their mothers.

Next week we will begin praying for abortionist LeRoy Carhart.  I hope that those who have been praying this past week for Ms. Richards, will continue to pray with us each week as we highlight a different person who either promotes or provides abortions.  



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, February 18, 2017

House Passes Measure to Nullify Last-Minute Gift from Obama to Planned Parenthood


By Dave Andrusko
National Right to Life


The House of Representatives today voted 230-188 to nullify an 11th hour Obama rule preventing states from redirecting Title X funds away from Planned Parenthood.

H. J. Res. 43, sponsored by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), would use the Congressional Review Act to address Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services’ regulation designed to prevent states from redirecting Title X funds away from unsuitable organizations such as Planned Parenthood. The measure now goes to the Senate.

The last minute gift to Planned Parenthood took effect on January 18–literally with just two days left in Obama’s presidency.

In her opening statement, Rep. Black said

In December of last year, the Obama Administration decided to intervene, setting unprecedented new parameters on how states must select Title X grantees that were specifically designed to prop up its political allies in the abortion industry. 
With my resolution, I’m proposing that we go back just a few short weeks to December 15, 2016 – the day before the Obama Administration decided to reconfigure a 45-year old program with this ill-conceived order.
 That is all my resolution would do.
I urge my colleagues to give states the freedom and the flexibility to take care of their citizens the best way they know how by voting yes on H.J. Res. 43.
The HHS regulation “is nothing but a veiled attempt to funnel taxpayer dollars to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood,” said Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) 
“That’s not healthcare. State governments should be able to distribute funds to meet the needs of their constituents. They should be able to decide to not use these funds for abortion providers.”

National Right to Life article continues

She Was Looking for an Abortion But Made One Phone Call That Changed Everything

Robbi Harvell serves as a trained counselor at Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center
 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Matt Lockett)
By Robbi Harvell
Life News

Several months ago, a 24 year-old woman called our center looking for an abortion. She spoke with someone who informed her of all of her other options; she also learned how Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center would be a resource and strength to her if she decided to keep her baby.

The woman didn’t make an appointment with one of our counselors that day—but to the glory of God, neither did she make an appointment with an abortion clinic.

I know because, a few weeks ago, she did make an appointment with us and I was privileged enough to be her counselor.

She opened her heart to me about her struggle and how she had made up her mind to abort her baby… but that wasn’t her final decision.

After that first contact, everything changed. She pins the shift in her life to the day she called us! I know it’s because, after every abortion call, we pray for Jesus to intervene and make a way in each woman’s life.

Praise God for the power of prayer! She told me how, after she called us, her parents and the baby’s father got behind her. She had hope for the future.

Read the rest of Life News story