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The latest count of “Unexpected Blessings” saved this Spring campaign is 631+ babies as of the National 40 Days for Life report which brings the total of babies saved since 2007 to 8,876+ babies worldwide. 

In this campaign, the CovenantFellowshipChurch from Glen Mills helped to save an “Unexpected Blessing” which brought the total of our babies saved in front of West Chester’s PP to 34 since 2007. 

During this Spring campaign, we had an increase in the number of churches that participated.  That translated into more hours being covered and more opportunities to offer help to potential customers of PP.  Also, our community is more aware that the Planned Parenthood in West Chester is not operating with the blessing of the Christian community. As the hours of witnessing increase, the presence of Christ increases at a place so much in need of the changing of hearts and minds.  

Feast of St. Joseph

Kings Men





 King’s Men plus Ann Murray

On the Feast Day of St. Joseph, the  first arrivals of the Kings Men of Chester County who came to pray in front of Planned Parenthood met with Ann Murray by chance. 65 to 75 percent of the potential clients of PP who were offered  pamphlets by Ann, accepted them. Ann said, “That’s far more than any other time I’ve ever been down there.” She claimed it “was because the Kings Men were there praying.” Jim Solnosky, one of the Kings Men  said that they, “do not doubt the power of prayer but they think Ann had a lot to do with it too.”

The Knights of Columbus of Chester County also came to pray and witness on behalf of the unborn in honor of St. Joseph on his Feast Day. 


This campaign I have been posting pictures sent to me of people witnessing in front of PP also in my 40 Days e-mails. This is the first time people have sent pictures to me and it was a blessing to see others praying and I immediately want to share that joy with you, the other prayer warriors.   If you do not get my e-mails, just send your e-mail address to me and I will add you to my list. I only send out about 4 e-mails per campaign to keep you up to date. So, please, send pictures during your witnessing time in front of PP if possible and we will get to know each other and our 40 Days for Life Campaigns better. Thank you in behalf of the unborn and their families.

The Future

Because PP in West Chester has not yet closed down, we are planning to do the Fall Campaign starting Sept 24th. We will have our 2nd Annual Baby Shower in front of Planned Parenthood on Oct 4th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Even the passing “lookie-loos” only had good wishes for us during the first Baby Shower. 

Besides the new items, all three crisis pregnancy centers take gently used clothing up to size 4. So collect any clothing that is available and save them for this baby shower, please. More details in Sept. 

 My last word is “thank you” for keeping 40 Days in West Chester viable for 7 years. If you have any suggestions, thoughts or ideas to make 40 Days more vibrant, please share. Remember the children die year round and the women cry for a life time; so, if you have any time available share it in prayer in front of PP. 

God Bless and hope to see you at all the up-coming pro-life events. 

Paulette Matthews

(H) 610-286-5450   (C) 484-832-2746


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The billboard pictured here has been installed on the
Pennsylvania Turnpike heading east between the
Morgantown and Reading exits. It is designed to catch
the eye and be easily read by the many people zipping
along the turnpike

According to the National Council for Adoption
Statistics, there are nearly one million couples who want
to adopt infants. Unfortunately, there are only 17
adoptions for every 1000 abortions.

The following is a request for support to allow this to continue:

Dearest Friends,

With the contributions we have continuously received, we have been able to keep this awesome Pro-Life message alive on the PA Turnpike for almost six years now!!!!

All those that pass by this Billboard each day are reminded that a loving God planned for their births before the world began. As participants in this Project for Life we have continued to give witness to the Truth… that God is the Creator of Life and Death and only He has dominion over it.

Additionally, this message does not judge but offers a loving alternative to abortion….Adoption!

At present our funds are low and I need your help again. We have about $740 in the account and by May will not be able to support this project without your donations.

Please….would you consider sending whatever you can to continue this Pro-Life message?

 You have responded so faithfully in the past and I know that you feel as I do… that it is important to continue to bring this message to the thousands that pass by this Billboard each day.

 May God bless each and every one of you for your support and for all your efforts in rebuilding a Culture of Life in our community and throughout our nation!!!

 Love to All,

Helen MacMinn


St. Benedict’s Respect Life

2020 Chestnut Hill Road

Mohnton, PA19540

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Will you stand up for life?

The fourth annual Berks March for Life is scheduled for Sunday, May 4 at BerksCatholicHigh School. This year the event will begin with a rally 2:00 P.M. with both local and national leaders, including Georgette Forney, Co-Founder of Silent No More. The March will begin directly following the rally at 3:00 P.M. and proceed from West Reading over the PennStreetBridge, ending at HolyRosaryChurch. Buses will be provided to transport us back to Berks Catholic.

We urge you to join us as we witness in the public square to the Unalienable Right to Life of our Brothers and Sisters in the womb who have no other voices but ours to defend them. For more information, contact Marygrace Ewart at 610-929-5260.

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Friday, June 27th at 7:30pm

SS. Simon & Jude Church

Rts 3 &352, West Chester

Upon their return from their European concert tour, the Chester County Voices Abroad, under the direction of Marge Campbell, will be performing for the benefit of the Chester County Pro-Life Coalition. Admission is free. A free will offering will be taken.

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Spring Banquet to benefit pregnant women in need in ChesterCounty

Chester County Women’s Services (CCWS) Medical has announced plans for its annual banquet fundraiser. The event, “Step out in Faith, Step up for Life” will be held Monday, May 5th from 6 to 9 pm at the Wyndham Garden Inn, 815 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton.

CCWS offers free and confidential medical services including pregnancy tests, pre-natal vitamins, and limited ultrasound which provides a new mother with an opportunity to see her baby, confirm pregnancy viability and expected due date. The center also offers Educational Services which include: The Family Movement Program Classes, Healing and Recovery, Purity and Abstinence. In all of these classes, clients earn material assistance.

“We are looking forward to an inspirational evening at this year’s event as we are encouraged to step up and help others” said Myriam Ruager, Executive Director of CCWS. “We are honored to have Pastor Tim Kriebel of BethlehemUnitedMethodistChurch be our keynote speaker this year and we are especially grateful to have Stillman Volvo of West Chester as our lead sponsor.”

The evening’s events include a catered dinner, keynote speaker and presentations about all that is taking place within the organization. Businesses and individuals that wish to be a sponsor or purchase advertising space can contact Ms. Allyson McHugh, Chester County Women’s Services Medical, P.O. Box 1224, 1028 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320, email, or call (610) 383-0930. For more information about the event, please visit

CCWS Medical is a pregnancy care medical center that exists to educate and empower women and their families to make life-affirming choices. CCWS Medical has been growing strong families in ChesterCounty since 1985. Client information regarding CCWS Medical is available at or contact Myriam Ruager at 610-383-0930.

For Banquet information, contact:

Allyson McHugh, Development Director