SEPT 25TH TO NOV 3RD 8AM TO 8PM
8 S.WAYNE AND W. MARKET STS.
Events and Details in the next three articles…so keep reading!
SEPT 25TH TO NOV 3RD 8AM TO 8PM
8 S.WAYNE AND W. MARKET STS.
Events and Details in the next three articles…so keep reading!
In the Bible we find 12 instances where God made major changes and transformations within the time period of 40. We know the outcome of those journeys.
After 40 years of legalized abortion in the United States, we now know that we too are continually on a journey guided by the Holy Spirit writing another chapter in the living Word of God. In our faithfulness, we bring Christ’s love and mercy to the most desperate and misguided people of our country. It has brought forth many blessings. God has blessed our efforts with crisis pregnancy centers out numbering abortion mills, ultra sound machines, the ultimate technology in saving babies lives and countless prayer groups with their steadfast unwavering commitment in asking God for His mercy on our country and its citizens. Undeniably, He is continually answering our prayers. Because God loves all of us, He has unveiled the unthinkable, inhuman cruelties that have been imposed upon women and children. By revealing the purest evils of abortion, he has captured the hearts and minds of those we could not reach. Our country is turning more and more away from the act of abortion.
During the past 40 years, in 2004 the first 40 Days for Life came into existence. It was supposed to be a ‘once and done’ campaign in Bryan/College Station, Texas. But God had other plans. When the campaign of Prayer, Fasting and Witnessing came to an end it was realized that the abortion rate went down 28%. News spread and other cities wanted to conduct a 40 Days campaign in their community. In 2007, the idea of 40 Days went National and the rest is history. With the completion of the past eleven- 40 Days for Life campaigns 7,536 babies have been saved, (thirty-one of those babies were saved right in front of Planned Parenthood in West Chester) 83 workers have left the abortion industry and 37 abortion mills where 40 Days Campaigns were held have closed.
We are not just readers of what God can do; we are the ones that God is using. Join us again in our 12th 40 Days for Life campaign on 8 S. Wayne Street and continue to offer Jesus’ healing graces and help to all in need.
SEPT 21st: 10 AM TO 12 NOON
The opening of this Fall Campaign will be on Saturday, Sept 21st from 10 AM to 12 Noon in front of Planned Parenthood. We will be joined by Tom Raddell, the director of Cleveland Life Link, who has been in pro-life ministry for 24 years, Tom will be leading Family Day, a celebration of Life for all ages, in conjunction with Mary Ellen Caris. Family Day is an opportunity for families to be together as a living parable to those going in to the abortion center. Family Day will include worship and prayer for all ages. There will be activities for the children, and lunch will be served afterward.
SATURDAY OCT 5TH, 10 AM to 2 PM
Our Midway Celebration will be on Saturday, Oct 5th from 10 AM to 2 PM. We will be hosting a baby shower in front of Planned Parenthood. Baby diapers, wipes and all other baby items up to size 4 that you can think of are welcomed. Dollar store items are always welcomed! Gently used clothing is also needed. Hopefully, we will have abundance enough to share with the Birthrights and Chester County Women Services.
It would be a blessing if you could start collecting items through your organizations etc. so we will have a great showing of caring right on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood. This is a great way for school children to get involved and learn more about the pro-life movement locally.
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by Dave Andrusko | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 8/4/13 6:15 PM
Last night I read the early online version of the story that appeared in the print edition of the New York Times today: “Theory on Pain Is Driving Rules for Abortions,” by Erik Eckholm. I always try to give The Times its due when they write a more-or-less balanced story, in this case of the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”
That these six completely accurate and descriptive words were not used—and the fact that the story starts with a dreadful first paragraph—should not detract us from reading a very useful story.
What does Mr. Eckholm get wrong? Several things, which we will address momentarily. What did he get right? Lots, actually.
• The architect of this law, now on the books in ten states, is Mary Spaulding Balch, JD, NRLC’s director of state legislation. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act draws attention to “the humanity of the unborn child” (as she told Eckholm) in a powerful and very direct manner. The law reminds the public of something it keeps hidden from itself: we take the lives of unborn babies way past the point that a vast majority of Americans feels comfortable with. It raises the question of (and here pro-abortionists gasp) limits. Which leads us to
• “With these bills, the anti-abortion movement is tapping into a powerful strand in the complex tangle of public opinion on abortion,” Eckholm writes. “Support for legal abortion drops when people are asked about the later stages of pregnancy. In a Gallup poll last December, 61 percent of Americans said abortion should be legal in the first three months of pregnancy, but 27 percent said it should be legal in the second three months, and 14 percent in the final three. Since then, other pollsters have started asking about a 20-week limit — evidence that opponents of abortion have injected the proposed cutoff into the public discourse, said Michael Dimock, the director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.”
Which is why pro-abortionists try to “frame” the issue. The overwhelming number of abortions, they say, are performed in the first trimester (true, but irrelevant to the tens of thousands that aren’t) and “late” abortions are only for tragic circumstances—a pro-abortion talking point that their own literatures tells you otherwise.
• As Balch said, “Any time we talk about developmental landmarks of the unborn child, anything showing that the unborn child is a member of the human family — that gets the public to take a closer look at abortion.” The public rightly gets deeply upset thinking that pain-capable unborn children will be pulled apart. But note as well that the child has reached a hugely substantive marker: she can experience nightmarish levels of pain when the abortionist cuts into her. To borrow from prior Supreme Court decisions, ought not the state to have a “compelling interest” in what happens to an unborn child capable of pain?
• All the ingredients came together in Nebraska, which in 2010 was the first state to pass a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. A pro-life legislature, an aggressive and well-organized NRLC affiliate, and the presence of a man who bragged about performing what I once described as “late, late, late” abortions. The studies showing that the unborn could feel pain by the 20th week were introduced and defended. It soon became clear that Nebraska was not interested in becoming the “late abortion capital of the United States.”
Cleveland Life Link is an organization that visits towns around the country and conducts pro-life events. They are planning on visiting West Chester in September and conducting the following three events:
Thursday, September 19
Justice for the Unborn,
West Chester Old Courthouse 10 am – 2 pm
High and Market Sts.
Friday, September 20
God is Going Back to School,
West Chester University 9 am – 2 pm
Student Union sidewalk, W. Rosedale Ave.
These two events will primarily consist of displays showing the reality of abortion. Able-bodied men are needed to set up the display for both days. Also, people of all ages are needed to hand out literature and engage passerby in conversation. Please call Mary Ellen if interested, 216-218-0751.
Saturday, September 21
West Chester Planned Parenthood 10 am – 12pm
This is an event for families! Moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, little boys and little girls, young men and women, being a living parable showing the lost what “family” means. Join Cleveland Life Link as we demonstrate the love of Christ by showing up for worship and prayer and celebrate life! There will be activities for the children. This event will be held in conjunction with the opening ceremony of the fall 40 Days for Life campaign.
On Saturday, September 14, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League are calling on pro-life Americans to participate in a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children to honor the gravesites of our unborn brothers and sisters.
Solemn prayer vigils will be conducted at these gravesites, of which there are 33 across the United States.
The date of September 14, 2013, was chosen for this event because it marks the 25th anniversary of the burial of several hundred abortion victims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Why Visit the Gravesites of the Aborted Unborn?
When people become aware of the reality of abortion, they can more easily cut through the lies by which some try to justify it, and the natural apathy to which human nature is inclined. Even pro-life people are thrust into a higher level of commitment and activism.
Touching the reality of abortion happens in various ways: hearing a description of the procedure, seeing diagrams of it, seeing images of aborted children, hearing a woman’s personal testimony of regret over her abortion.
This impact, whereby abortion no longer remains an abstraction, can be brought to an even more profound level when experienced in an event, such as a funeral for an aborted baby.
Tens of thousands of these children have been retrieved and buried at gravesites across our country. The stories of how they were killed, how they were found, and how they were buried, along with the images and videos that accompany those events, are powerful tools to awaken the consciences of our fellow citizens.
But while a funeral and burial for an aborted baby may be a relatively rare event, the opportunity to visit the burial places and recall how those children got there does not have to be rare—in fact, it should not be rare.
Pro-lifers should be visiting these gravesites—and other memorial sites dedicated to aborted babies—as a regular part of their pro-life witness. That’s what the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is all about.
In the Delaware Valley, Father John McFadden will celebrate a noon Mass at St John Fisher church, Chichester Ave. and Rolling Glen Dr. Boothwyn Pa Following the Mass, we will proceed to Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery1701 Market St., Upper Chichester PA for a memorial service conducted by Father McFadden and Pastor Bob Lewis. It will be held at the grave site where 210 unborn babies were buried 25 years ago.
Volunteers are needed to support our pro-life effort at Chester County Restaurant Festival. which is held on Gay, High, and Church streets in West Chester and runs from 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM on Sunday, September 15. We need to have at least 2, and preferably 3 members at all times. Volunteers are asked to spend 1 or perhaps 2 hours. We erect a canopy over tables containing pro-life materials such as pamphlets, newspapers, bumper stickers, fetal models, books etc. We encourage passersby to consider our information, take what they want and explain to them the pro-life mission.. To volunteer call Ed Taylor on 610-836-2243 or email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENTS IN AUGUST
26 Helpers of God’s Precious Infants (see “Monthly”)
EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER
7 Helpers of God’s Precious Infants (see “Monthly”)
14 Day of Remembrance for Unborn Children **
15 Restaurant Festival **
19 Justice for the Unborn **
20 God is going back to school **
21 40 Day Opening Ceremony/Family Day
25 First Day of 40 Days
EVENTS IN OCTOBER
3 Helpers of God’s Precious Infants (see “Monthly”)
Prayerful Picket at Planned Parenthood
S. Wayne & Market St., WestChester
Tuesday – 8 am to 12 noon
For other days call Pat O’Brien 610-692-2122
Prayerful Picket at PhoenixvilleHospital
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