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.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

‘Catholic’ Senator Introduces Bill to Force Christian Hospitals to do Abortions

New Mexico State Senator Ortiz y Pino

By Fr. Frank Hodges
Life Site News


A self-described "faithful" Catholic has introduced legislation forcing Christian healthcare workers to refer for abortions and Christian hospitals to perform them.

State Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino introduced Senate Bill 282, which would repeal religious exemptions for participating in abortions.

SB-282 states, "A hospital shall not refuse to provide a reproductive health service if withholding the reproductive health service would result in or prolong a serious risk to the patient's life or health; and, where a failure to provide the reproductive health service would violate the medical standard of care owed the patient."
The legislation defines "reproductive health service" as including "termination of pregnancy."

Ortiz y Pino labeled his bill a "Patient Protection Act." He did not explain how abortion “protects” women, and the title of the legislation does not consider the baby in the womb to be a "patient."

New Mexico law allows exemptions for both individuals and hospitals with moral or religious objections to abortion. While SB-282 does not directly refer to those legal exemptions, the bill would eliminate those religious freedoms.

Ortiz y Pino voted to keep abortion legal up to the day of birth for any reason in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He justified his vote against a late-term abortion ban by claiming that the Bible doesn't say abortion is wrong.
New Mexico Alliance for Life (NMAFL) executive director Elisa Martinez called the bill a "double attack."
"SB-282 forces pro-life medical professionals to participate in abortion and its definitions of ‘standard of care’ and ‘health’ are so broad as to have no meaningful limitations," she said.
State Senator Bill Sharer, also a Catholic, explained, "SB-282 will require Catholic healthcare providers to commit mortal sins, which should horrify anyone of good conscience."
"It was bad enough when Senator Ortiz y Pino used his Catholic faith to justify abortion until the day of birth," Martinez said. "Now he wants to force healthcare providers, including those of his own Catholic faith, to violate their consciences by participating in abortion."
Life Site News article continues

Guatemala on Dutch Abortion Ship: We Will Defend "Human Life and the Laws of Our Country"

A guard confronts abortion activists from 
Women on Waves. Reuters/Luis Echeverria.

By Society for the Protection
of Unborn Children 


The Guatemalan army has blocked Women on Waves' attempts to give out abortion pills from a ship, in circumvention of the country's laws.
"The military will not permit this group to carry out its activities in the country," read a formal complaint to the prosecutor's office. The Army said it had been instructed by President Jimmy Morales to act, and would defend "human life and the laws of our country" by preventing the group from carrying out abortions.
A vessel was dispatched to watch the ship and to prevent activists going ashore and women from boarding. The group had planned to pick up five women at a time by dinghy and take them to the ship waiting outside Guatemalan waters. They aimed get around Guatemala's abortion laws by administering drugs in international waters.

Women on Waves said in a statement that their ship was being "detained" illegally by the military, which it accused of "obstructing a lawful protest against the state's restrictions on the Guatemalan women's right to safe abortion."

"The boat of death has arrived in Guatemala"

The arrival of the Dutch ship sparked protests from politicians and Christian groups, and a press conference by the abortion activists was disrupted.
"They say they are fighting for life and human rights, but it looks like murder has become a human right," said a protesting seminary student. "The boat of death has arrived in Guatemala," lawmaker Raul Romero said during a Congress session on Wednesday.
SPUC article continues 

The Planned Parenthood Food Fare? Disgusting!




from Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust

ARE YOU READY TO CRASH THE FOOD FARE???


Of course you are, but "What's the "Food Fare?" you may ask... Well, it's a disgusting event where world class chefs use their God-given talent to lure the populace into supporting pre-born baby murder! This from their website:

From its prestigious beginnings as a cooking demonstration with Julia Child in 1979, Food Fare has become one of the most recognized culinary fundraisers in Los Angeles. Food Fare features well over 150 of LA's best restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, libation purveyors and retail merchants. Food Fare also includes a Wine Silent Auction, a Raffle for Choice, a Dream Experiences Auction and a VIP reception for sponsors. Proceeds from Food Fare benefit Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) and in 2016, Food Fare raised over $920,000 in support of PPLA.

HOW REVOLTING IS THAT??? A banquet to raise money for baby butchering?

Well, Survivors is going to crash the event! Hopefully the giant images of aborted babies on our displays outside of the Food Fare will cause many of the attendees to turn away and take the money they were going to use for the infanticide hors d'oevres with them!

This is an all-hands-on-deck call! THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017 We need every anti-abortion warrior that can possibly make it out to get to this address by 10AM for the morning session and 6PM for the evening session:


The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue 
Suite 203
Santa Monica, Ca. 90405


We will provide your battle gear! All that is needed is YOU to get out there and shine the light on this disgusting ordeal!


IF YOU PLAN ON BEING ON THE GROUND IN THE FIGHT FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT CHERYL CONRAD THROUGH THIS MESSENGER AND LET HER KNOW.


     
Survivors is a Christian pro-life activist ministry dedicated to educating and activating the youth of America. Survivors is led by a team of passionate individuals and governed by a Board of Directors.

Any person born after January 22, 1973 is a survivor of the American abortion holocaust. On this date, the Roe vs. Wade decision legalized abortion on demand throughout all 50 states. Since this infamous decision, over 56 million children have been killed all in the name of “choice”. If you were born after the legalization of abortion in the U.S., we challenge you to consider yourself a survivor of the abortion holocaust. One third of your generation has been killed by abortion.  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 FacebookGooglePinterest and The Tea Party Community. 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 are experiencing pain or loss because of an abortion, please know there are many organizations where you can find help. Call 1-800-5WE-CARE. 


Friday, February 24, 2017

Join us in Prayer for the Conversion of LeRoy Carhart - Day 6 of our Prayer Campaign



Today we pray that LeRoy Carhart will be convicted of his sin of taking the lives of preborn babies.

The Bible tells us that God doesn't want anyone to perish; this includes the abortionist and those actively supporting abortion. Voices for the Unborn believes that the most important and powerful prayer we can pray is for a soul to receive Christ as Savior. Thank you for joining us in this prayer initiative.


'But I say to you: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. And pray for those who persecute and slander you. In this way, you shall be sons of your Father, who is in heaven.' - Matthew 5: 44-45


Prosecutor Confirms Criminal Referral of Florida Abortion Business is Under Review



By Cheryl Sullenger
Operation Rescue


Tallahassee, FL - A state prosecutor with the Florida Attorney General's office has contacted M. Susan Pine of FACE Life, Inc., with confirmation that he is reviewing a criminal referral of Presidential Women's Center, Inc. made by the US. House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.


"Attorney General [Pam] Bondi asked my Office of Statewide Prosecution to review the information for any criminal prosecution to ensure Florida takes the appropriate necessary action," stated Nick Cox, a statewide prosecutor with the Attorney General's office, in an e-mail to Pine on February 17, 2017.


This confirmation came just two days after Operation Rescue urged supporters to contact the Florida Attorney General to ask if her office planned to act on the criminal referral of Presidential Women's Center.


Continue reading this exclusive report, with links to documentation!


Senate Bill 404 to Strengthen Parental Rights Passes the Indiana Senate Judiciary


Indiana Senate Committee Advances Bill to Strengthen
Parental Rights When a Minor Seeks an Abortion


from Indiana Right to Life

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on and passed Senate Bill (SB) 404 by a vote of 6-4. SB 404 strengthens current Indiana law regarding parental rights when a minor daughter seeks an abortion. Authored by Sen. Erin Houchin (District 47), this bill will require abortion providers to obtain proof of consent from a parent or legal guardian when a minor daughter gets an abortion. This bill gives parents and legal guardians a civil recourse if someone fraudulently poses as a parent in order for a minor girl to get an abortion. It also gives parents notice if their daughter seeks a judicial bypass hearing in order to get an abortion without their consent.

SB 404 also changes the requirement to report underage abortions to the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana Department of Child Services from the current law of "less than 14 years of age" to minor girls "less than 16 years of age." Finally, it provides women information and help if they are being coerced into an abortion or sexually trafficked.

"Senate Bill 404 strengthens parental consent provisions already on the books if their minor daughter seeks an abortion," said Sue Swayze Liebel, Vice President of Public Affairs for Indiana Right to Life. "Parents and legal guardians have a right to be involved in major decisions affecting their child's health and future. Today committee members also heard emotional testimony about a lack of recourse for parents if they discover another adult helped their minor daughter obtain an abortion. SB 404 does not prohibit trusted adults from sharing information about abortion, parenting or adoption. Rather, it ensures parents are involved in the life-changing decision when their minor daughter seeks an abortion."

Voting for SB 404 were Senators Rodric Bray (District 37), Michael Young (District 35), Michael Delph (District 29), Aaron Freeman (District 32), Eric Koch (District 44) and Joseph Zakas (District 11). Voting against SB 404 were Senators Susan Glick (District 13), Lonnie Randolph (District 2), Timothy Lanane (District 25) and Greg Taylor (Distict 33).

SB 404 is now eligible for second reading in the Indiana Senate.


       
Indiana Right to Life's mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.  For more information or learn how you can get involved, 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.  



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Prayer Campaign for the Conversion of LeRoy Carhart - Day 5



Please continue to pray with us for a conversion of LeRoy Carhart. Today we ask that God will send Christians to him and share the Gospel of Salvation.

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 or promote abortion.



"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Matthew 5:44


Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway: I Can’t be a Feminist Because They Hate Men and Love Abortion


By Micaiah Bilger
Life News


Trump campaign manager and advisor Kellyanne Conway told CPAC on Thursday that she does not identify as a classic feminist because of the movement’s pro-abortion, anti-male tendencies.

The Washington Post reports Conway appeared in an interview Thursday with Mercedes Schlapp during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. Schlapp asked Conway about the Women’s March on Washington, which took a decidedly pro-abortion stance, and conservative feminism.
“… it’s difficult for me to call myself a feminist in the classic sense because it seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion in this context. And I’m neither anti-male and pro-abortion,” Conway said. “There’s an individual feminism, if you will, that you make your own choices.
“Mercedes, I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances. And that’s really, to me, what conservative feminism, if you will, is all about,” she said, according to Talking Points Memo.
Conway has received a lot of attention ever since she became the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign for President Donald Trump. She told CPAC that she would encourage young women to “go for it” if they aspire to be the first female president.

The senior Trump advisor is pro-life. She spoke at the March for Life on Jan. 27 in Washington, D.C., along with Vice President Mike Pence.
“It is no coincidence that the first right cited in the Declaration of Independence is the right to Life. We are here to protect and promote the most precious gift in the world – the gift of life,” Conway told the pro-life crowd.
Pro-life leaders have praised Conway for her dedicated pro-life stance, saying she will be a valuable advisor on pro-life issues to the Trump administration.


Action Alert! Contact Congress and Urge Them to End Taxpayer Funding of PP





from Lila Rose
Live Action


Every day Congress fails to pass legislation defunding Planned Parenthood, the abortion giant receives over $1.5 million from taxpayers and kills another 887 preborn children.

We need to take action now. In just a few clicks, you can email your representative and senators right now and urge them to end the taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. My team has put together a pre-written email for your convenience, but you can write your own message, too here.

Even our staunchest pro-life members of Congress need to hear from you, if just to know they have your support (when I talk to them, they always tell me how important it is to hear from you). Congress can vote for a budget reconciliation bill that includes a measure to defund Planned Parenthood - we need to urge our representatives to take action!

We’ve come too far and fought too hard for the innocent preborn to let this opportunity slip through our fingers. Please contact your members of Congress today.  Use this link to find contact information for your members of Congress.

   
Live Action is a non-profit human rights organization, dedicated to ending abortion and protecting the right to life.

We expose the truth about abortion and counter the misinformation campaign of the multi-billion dollar abortion industry and lobby. Today, we host the largest online presence for the pro-life movement, with millions of supporters and volunteers throughout the United States, but it all began in a living room.  Read their story here.




Pro-Life Alert: Supreme Court at Risk!



Martin Fox, President
National Pro-Life Alliance


For decades, the Abortion Lobby has consistently pushed their agenda through the courts.

Ever since the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade in 1973, more than 61 million babies have lost their lives as a direct result of this blatant judicial tyranny.

That is why when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died last year, the Abortion Lobby saw the perfect opportunity to solidify their judicial power. And with President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, the Abortion Lobby is truly desperate to stop his appointment. They are hell-bent on using their Senate allies to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination.

And right now, we do not yet have the votes to stop them.

My staff, working with allies on Capitol Hill, has been working up a hard-hitting strategy to counter the Abortion Lobby's filibuster; and I need to tell you just why they are so desperate.

You see, the appointment of Neil Gorsuch should be a blessing for you, me, and everyone who cares about the sanctity of human life as:

  • Pro-life legislation is constantly being challenged in courts of law by the Abortion Lobby and its cronies;
  • The atrocities of the abortion mills are coming to the attention of an increasingly sickened public; and
  • We continue to make progress towards overturning Roe v. Wade by passing the Life at Conception Act.
But ultimately all of these issues will go to the Supreme Court. With all of this on the line, it's no wonder the Abortion Lobby is desperate to stop Neil Gorsuch's nomination in its tracks. It's time we took the fight to them.

Neil Gorsuch is a judge with more than 10 years of service and judicial experience behind him.  His opinions and rulings are historically fair and brilliantly written. Anyone with an interest in seeing laws being truly protected at the highest level could find no objection to Neil Gorsuch.

But just administration of the law has never been a factor in the minds of pro-abortion politicians. For them, it has always been about satisfying their pro-abortion base.

You see, each election cycle, the Abortion Lobby pours tens of millions of dollars and more into the campaign coffers of their hand-picked politicians. These politicians are accustomed to coasting to victory on these funds.

But they've received a nasty shock. One of the Abortion Lobby's top recipients in history was Hillary Clinton.

And despite the Abortion Lobby's massive war chest, Hillary went down in defeat before Donald Trump, thanks in no small part to pro-life voters determined to bring an end to abortion-on-demand.

In 2018, 10 Democrat Senators are up for re-election in states that Donald Trump won, which means these Senators are extremely susceptible to pressure.

Together, we can deliver that pressure. With a full Battle Fund, your NPLA can take the fight straight to the Abortion Lobby using:
  • A state-of-the-art digital campaign including Google and Facebook ads, allowing us to reach hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans to urge their U.S. Senators to confirm Judge Gorsuch;
  • Targeted phone-a-thons and petition drives cranking up the heat on swing votes in the 8 key states needed to overcome a likely filibuster;
  • A hard-hitting TV ad blitz, urging Senators to say "NO!" to the Abortion Lobby, if funding allows.
The Abortion Lobby has frequently turned to the unelected judiciary to accomplish what they could not in legislation.

And to be totally honest, that is how they've stayed one step ahead for the last 44 years.

We cannot allow what progress we've made to be undone by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Abortion Lobby.

So it's time we take the fight to them.

With the number of lawsuits the Abortion Lobby is involved in growing every week, you and I need to make it our top priority to make sure that when their cases reach the Supreme Court, the only thing that happens is that their baby laundering procedures are brought to an end.

I've had enough of doctors putting babies to death while the courts give them their sanction.

That's why I've created the Senate Confirmation Battle Fund and set a fundraising goal of $87,000 by midnight on Monday, February 27th.




I know I can count on you to help support a pro-life Supreme Court.

It's crucial we defeat the Abortion Lobby and confirm Gorsuch right away.

No matter what you give, please know your contribution will go directly toward funding our proven techniques to mobilize pressure on swing Senators siding with the Abortion Lobby.

For decades, the Abortion Lobby has been a step ahead of us. But now it's time we take the fight to them.

The Abortion Lobby is intent on using their lackeys in the Senate to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch -- and we don't yet have the votes to break their filibuster.


  
The National Pro-Life Alliance occupies a unique and important role in the pro-life movement. The focus of many other pro-life organizations is research, publications or counseling. These are all important and worthy activities, but the National Pro-Life Alliance is singular in its focus on passing pro-life legislation that will protect the unborn from the moment of conception onward. For more information on the National Pro-Life Alliance or to make a donation, please use this link.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Day 4: Prayer Campaign for LeRoy Carhart





Today we continue to pray for LeRoy Carhart asking that the light of Christ sets his soul free from the evil and deceit sown by satan.

We also pray that his conversion will lead him to speak out against abortion and become a strong advocate for mothers and their unborn babies.


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 and can tear down walls and strongholds.

When those caught up 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. 





PRO LIFE VERY ACTIVE IN 2017




By Steve Jackson

On Friday, 27-Jan-17, the annual Pro-Life rally in Washington, DC was held. Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus members who attend as their efforts were greatly appreciated.

It was the first time that a Vice President addressed the rally. Vice President Michael Pence spoke to the young and energetic crowd. Michael Pence confirmed that this administration will fulfill its campaign promises regarding the Pro-Life movement. 

There was the National Defund Planned Parenthood Rally held on February 11, 2017 at the Warminster Planned Parenthood facility as well as 200 hundred locations across the nation. These events were well attended.

The next event is the 40 Days for Life vigil at the Comly Road Planned Parenthood facility. Every day during Lent, the Pro-Life supporters are asked to visit this facility for one hour to pray, demonstrate and counsel. Many local parishes have signed up for a specific day to have their parishioners be present at the facility during their scheduled day. It would be a blessing to have the Saint John Neumann Knights support their local parishes in this event or have the Saint John Neumann assembly sponsor a day to visit this facility.

This article first appeared in the Knights of Columbus publication, The Patriot.




Watch This Pro-Life Teen Destroy Teen Vogue Over Their Post-Abortion ‘Gift Guide’


By Fr. Mark Hodges
Life Site News


Sixteen-year-old Autumn of Students for Life wants young girls to know that abortion shouldn't be viewed as frivolously as it is portrayed in a recent magazine article.

Autumn hosted a video in response to an article in Teen Vogue entitled "What to give a friend post-abortion."

"Since I'm a teen, this is directed toward me and I would like to respond," Autumn said.
"The point of the (Teen Vogue magazine) article is to make the situation as light-hearted and nonchalant as possible, in order to convince girls my age that abortion is no big deal," Autumn explained.
She said that saying abortion is not a big deal is "simply feeding us a lie."
"Abortion is a big deal. Abortion is scary," she said. "No one skips into that room as if they're having their hair highlighted or their nails painted."
Autumn critiqued the article's whole idea as misguided. "None of these gifts would make me feel better, and if they did make me feel better, that would mean I need serious counseling," she said.
The Students for Life leader considered the national girls' magazine article to be completely reprehensible. "Teen Vogue, you should be held accountable for this disgusting and disrespectful article. You trivialize an issue that leaves millions of women struggling every day," she charged. 

New Bracelet Could Allow Fathers to Experience Their Unborn Babies Like Never Before


By Cora Sherlock
Life News


Exciting developments in Denmark could mean that soon fathers get a chance to experience their unborn child’s life within the womb in a way never before envisaged.

Researchers are working on a smart bracelet which can be worn by fathers and which will transmit the baby’s movements inside the womb – including kicks and other movements.
The bracelet is connected to a “kick-monitor patch”, worn by the mother and connecting to the bracelet by a wireless connection. The patch mimics the unborn baby’s movement so that if he or she moves to the right, rotating beads located inside the bracelet move as well. A signal is sent in real time to the bracelet so that the father knows instantly that his child is bouncing or even somersaulting in the womb.

Unborn babies have been known to wiggle in the womb as early as 12 weeks. This new technology will give fathers a chance to experience the wonders of unborn life at that stage in a new and touching way.

Like all products that showcase life within the womb, this exciting new venture is sure to highlight the incredible development of the unborn child whose heart starts beating at 21 days, and who has eyes and eye lids, a nose, mouth and tongue at 6 weeks. Around the same time the baby’s brain waves can be detected and by the end of the eighth week, all of the baby’s organs are developing.
When the baby starts to suck his or thumb and move in the womb at 12 weeks, he or she can be clearly seen as a young human on a 4-dimensional ultrasound scan, another recent development which has led to a greater appreciation of the humanity of unborn children.



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.  


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Prayer Campaign for LeRoy Carhart - Day Three




As we continue our prayers for LeRoy Carhart, we pray the Holy Spirit reveals to him that abortion is premeditated murder.

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 and can tear down walls and strongholds. When those caught up 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.


"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



Pro-Life Groups Want Birmingham Planned Parenthood Closed, Cite Failed Health Inspection





By Cheryl Sullenger
Operation Rescue


Birmingham, AL - A pro-life group is calling on the Alabama Department of Public Health to shut down the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Birmingham after serious infection control issues and other violations were uncovered there.

The CEC for Life, led by Fr. Terry Gensemer, held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss 15-pages of deficiencies found at the Planned Parenthood facility during a September 23, 2016, state health inspection.

Genesmer noted that Planned Parenthood is a repeat offender, and cited a long history of health and safety issues at the Birmingham abortion facility.

Read the full Birmingham Planned Parenthood deficiency report by clicking here



    
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates. For more information, please use this link.




“Child-Free” Millennials Choose Pets Over Kids: “Who Needs Children When We Can Cuddle Our Pets”


By Brad Mattes
Life News

According to government statistics, an increasing number of women from the millennial generation are opting out when it comes to having babies. Instead, it appears they’re finding an alternative more to their liking.

Why the trend for young couples becoming “child-free”? And what have they found to fill the void?
There’s an important distinction to be made between a “childless” couple that has no control whether or not they hear the pitter patter of little feet in their home, versus others who refer to themselves “child-free.” The latter is an intentional lifestyle choice not to have children.

There is a trend today of young adults making the choice to go child-free, substituting bottles and diapers with leashes, pet food and pooper scoopers. Yes, a growing number are choosing dogs and cats over children.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and reported by Quartz, document this is more than just a casual observation. CDC numbers show there has been a considerable decline of babies born to women between the ages of 15 and 29. It is paired with an enormous increase in ownership of small dogs among millennial women.

Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University said, “Pets are becoming a replacement for children.” Her research on the “the entitlement generation” has been published in a book called Generation Me.
Professor Twenge isn’t the only expert providing evidence of “puppy parenthood.” Nathan Richter with Wakefield Research explains that first-time parents prepare for their impending bundle of joy by reading books and consuming other available research. “That’s how millennials are approaching pet ownership,” he says.

Many Americans have made parenting a central focus and mission of their lives, so naturally they struggle with understanding the motivation behind willingly passing up one of life’s greatest blessings.

Sadly, a bulk of the evidence points to the narcissistic reputation of the millennial generation.


Parents Told Five Times to Abort Boy with 'No Brain' - Now He's a Thriving Four Year-Old


By Fr. Mark Hodges
Life Site News


Shelly Wall received the news that no pregnant woman should hear: Her baby would not survive.

Doctors told Shelly that the baby inside her — a boy — not only had Spina bifida but also had developed a rare complication of the defect. Hydrocephalus caused his skull to fill with fluid, stopping his brain from growing.

Physicians told Shelly and husband Rob that the baby would not live and urged them to abort him. They refused. Experts told the Walls that even if their baby survived birth, he would die soon after. They still would not consider aborting him. Surgeons told Shelly that even if he lived, he would be severely physically and mentally handicapped. 
The couple, who already had a teenage daughter, was advised by professionals five times to abort their child. Each time they refused.



ImageNoah's brain scans at birth (left) and age 3.
But the Walls did follow their doctor's advice and plan for the worst while praying for the best. Shelly and Rob planned their little boy's funeral before he was even born. "I'd never seen a baby's coffin before," Shelly said.

The Hydrocephalus prognosis was, tragically, correct. When tiny Noah was born, he had less than two percent of a brain.

Little Noah was rushed into emergency surgery immediately after birth to close the opening at the bottom of his spine and to drain fluid from his empty brain cavity. The surgery was successful beyond anyone's hopes. As time went on, Noah's brain began to grow into its cavity.

Today, Noah is a "chatty" little four-year-old, always smiling and very happy. He can count to 10 and hold a pen, is learning to read and write, and interacts socially with others at his local primary school.

He asks his mother, "You alright?" in reaction to Shelly's tears as she latches his leg braces. Last year, British television showed Noah's amazing survival in a documentary entitled "The Boy with No Brain."
Life Site News story continues 


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.  


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.