Jan 072018

25th Annual Chester County March for Life
Sunday, January 21st, 2018, 2:30pm

At Saint Agnes Church, West Chester


Featured Speaker:  Christine Flowers

There will be a program inside the church with prayer, speakers and music. Also included will be the annual presentation of the Public Witness Award.  It will be followed by a silent march to the old Chester County courthouse carrying Pro-life signs for those who wish to participate..  At the Courthouse there will be a short prayer service ending with singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic

We will then go to the Knights of Columbus Hall for a social and refreshments.

The music will be provided by the St. Peter Parish Youth & Young Adult Choir.

Christine Flowers is a local attorney who writes a column which appears regularly in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Delco Times. She also hosts a talk radio show on WPHT am on Sundays from 8 to 11 pm. In both venues, she discusses world and local events from a strong, pro-life perspective.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:  Chester County Pro-Life Coalition  610-692-4463

Jan 072018

Celebrate Life Banquet

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Springfield Country Club
Route 320
Springfield, PA

sponsored by
Pennsylvanians for Human Life

Special Guest:
Ann McElhinney
Investigative journalist and filmmaker
With her husband Phelem McAleer, they wrote Gosnell, The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer and produced Gosnell the Movie.
The Margaret Hoffner Award to be presented to:
James Wood
The Philadelphia detective who led the Gosnell investigation.

Adults $75. table of ten $700.
Students: $35. table of ten students $350.
For more information and to make a reservation, contact by email:
or phone: 610-696-0780

Jan 072018

Prayer Summit Open To Public

COATESVILLE, PA, December 21, 2017 – Chester County Women’s Services (CCWS), your local crisis pregnancy medical center, is moving their West Chester center to 139 W. Market Street on January 2nd, 2018.

This move comes in an effort to bring more awareness to the services that CCWS offers women and families in the Chester County community. “By positioning CCWS in the heart of West Chester, our footprint will be more visible,” stated Executive Director, Myriam Ruager. “We are also closer to the abortion facilities, providing a greater opportunity to meet with people in crisis and share with them the hope and options that are available as an alternative to abortion.”

On Saturday, January 13, 2018 all three Chester County Women’s Services centers will be hosting a Sanctity of Human Life Prayer Summit from 9:30 am – 11am. This event is open to the public. Guests are invited to stop by any of the three centers (no reservation required) in which time will be spent praying for the clients and all who serve at CCWS, the nation, the unborn, and for the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ to heal and change lives in those whom are served.

“Please join us for a time of corporate worship, in which we will bless our new West Chester center and thank God for all the good He has done and is going to do there. We need the support of our community to  continue to forge ahead in our mission of educating and empowering women and their families to make life-affirming choices.”

Just last year, CCWS served 582 women and families with medical appointments. These services include pregnancy tests, limited-ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and proof of pregnancy. 834 families were assisted in the form of educational visits, including abortion facts and alternatives, sexual integrity information, adoption guidance, and parenting and discipline support. CCWS also assists with community referrals and client-earned material assistance.

CCWS is a Pregnancy Care Medical Center that exists to educate and empower individuals and their families to make life-affirming choices. All services are 100% free and offered in both English and Spanish. Families are supported physically, emotionally, and financially through basic pregnancy care, parenting education, peer counseling, a homeless prevention program and community referrals. Offices are located in Coatesville, Kennett Square, and West Chester.

Jan 072018

On December 19, Ann Toland was called home to God.  With her death, her family lost a loving mother/grandmother, the pro-life movement in Chester County lost a courageous leader, a generous supporter and a tireless worker and all of us lost a good friend.

Ann was a member of the board of directors of Chester County Pro-Life Coalition since it was formed; she was a volunteer at Birthright of West Chester, she was also a dedicated worker for the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, and she was a key member the pro-life committee of her parish, SS Peter and Paul.  She will be missed!


Jan 072018

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs

Pro-abortion Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill Monday that would have protected nearly fully-formed unborn babies from brutal dismemberment abortions.

State Sen. Michele Brooks’ Senate Bill 3 passed the state legislature last week with strong, bipartisan support. It would prohibit brutal dismemberment abortions that tear nearly fully-formed unborn babies limb from limb while their hearts are beating, and ban abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain.

Wolf, who has close ties to the abortion industry, vetoed the legislation Monday in Philadelphia, surrounded by abortion activists from Planned Parenthood and local elected officials, including Mayor Jim Kenney, Fox 43 reports.

Jan 072018

Spring 2018 Campaign

February 14th to March 25th 

7 am to 7 pm

Although great strides have been made in reducing the number of abortions, abortion is still the leading cause of death worldwide surpassing all illnesses combined. 42 million children die around the globe every year. Here at home in the United States, 1.2 million babies’ lives are ended yearly.

40 Days For Life is the largest organization in the world that has a positive effect in helping to reduce the number of children dying needlessly. Since 2007, 13,998 babies have been saved from abortion. 170 abortion works have left the death industry and 90 abortion facilities have closed down.

Unfortunately, babies are still dying at West Chester’s Planned Parenthood. Again, we are going to join together in the next 40 Days For Life Campaign starting February 14th to March 25th. Encourage more people to join you in being a visible force in front of Planned Parenthood offering God’s love, mercy and help. Only through prayer can we end this horrific evil of misunderstanding of the gift of life.

The times of coverage have been changed from previous campaigns to reflect an earlier start at Planned Parenthood on their killing days.

Jan 072018

January 22, 2018
Marks 45 Years of Legalized Abortion

January 19 (Friday) – March for Life, Washington, DC – Buses will leave from many locations around Chester County.
To locate a bus near you, call our bus coordinator, Kathy Bond (610) 316-3979

Jan 072018


6th – Helpers of God’s Precious Infants (see “Monthly”)
19th – National March for Life **
21st – Chester County March for Life ** 


3rd – Helpers of God’s Precious Infants  (see “Monthly”)
14th – Ash Wednesday – the start of 40 Days for Life **
25th – PHL’s Celebrate Life Banquet **


3rd – Helpers of God’s Precious Infants  (see “Monthly”)
25th – Palm Sunday- the closing of 40 Days for Life **

** See posts above for more information


Prayerful Picket at Planned Parenthood
S. Wayne & Market St. West Chester
Friday –7:30 am to 12 noon
For other days call Pat O’Brien 610-692-2122

Prayerful Picket at Phoenixville Hospital
Sunday 2 pm – 3pm

Holy Hour – 7:00 to 8:00 pm every Monday
at Ss Simon & Jude Church


1st Saturday – Helpers of God’s Precious Infants
8:00 a.m. Mass, St. Agnes Church, 231 W . Gay St.
followed by Rosary at Planned Parenthood,
S. Wayne & W. Market Sts, West Chester

4th Thursday – Life Chain at Courthouse
Noon – 1 p.m., Meet at Chester County Court House, High & Market Sts.  for Life Chain.
Signs provided.

Nov 122017


Items are distributed to:

  • Chester County Women Services (CCWS)
  • Birthright in West Chester
  • Birthright in Coatesville

$75 monetary gifts                    443 diapers
167 used clothing                       89 new clothing items
19 accessories                             9 toiletries
9 packages of wipes                     8 hand made blankets
3 blankets                                     3 hand made hats
3 push animals                             2 formula


Thank you for your participation in this event in front of Planned Parenthood and for your generous donations showing concern for mothers and their babies.

It is a great reminder to passing motorists that the ultimate alternative to abortions is a lifetime  for a child.

Paulette Matthews
610-286-5450 (H-Pa)
484-832-2746 (C)


Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony was led off by Pastor Raymond Johnson, the lead pastor at the Journey Church in West Chester.  He pointed out the events, both biblical and recent, which have led to our present abortion culture. He called on us to stand, not only in opposition to abortion, but also to pray for those who have chosen to end the life of the child.

This was followed by a procession to Planned Parenthood carrying 60 white crosses, each of which represented one million children legally killed since the Roe v. Wade decision.

Following a short prayer service at Planned Parenthood, there was a social at the Knights of Columbus hall.  During the social, Maritza Spence  addressed the group.

Maritza is  the bi-lingual education co-ordinator for Chester County Women Services. She provides the parenting classes at all three CCWS locations.

Maritza is also certified in the Relationships Under Construction Program which is part of the community based Sex Risk Avoidance Program. These programs are educational programs striving to prevent teen pregnancies and improve youth health and well-being. These classes are being offered to the community.

For more information contact: maritza@ccwsmedical.org.


In the campaign just completed 546 babies were saved, bringing the total to 13,851 babies saved by the 20 campaigns. Also, 157 abortion workers have quit and 90 abortion centers have closed.

Thank you to all who participated.