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:


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.

Nov 122017

Sunday Evening, November 19, 2017
Sheraton Hotel, Center City 1
7th and & Race Streets,

4:30 p.m. Cocktails – 5:30 p.m. Dinner
Individual tickets are $75, Tables of ten are discounted to $700
Students seats are available at $50 per student.

The Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia has hosted the annual Stand Up For Life Dinner since 1982. This incredible event brings together more than 1,300 people to celebrate the Culture of Life. This event also has a strong youth presence of more than 300 students from area schools. Among our past keynote speakers are recognized politicians, authors, and cultural leaders.

At the dinner, the Pro-Life Union honors citizens who have courageously defended human life by working to transform our culture.

This year, we are excited to have as our speaker Melissa Ohden, abortion survivor.  Melissa was fourteen years old when she found out from her adoptive mom that she had literally survived a failed abortion. She will tell us her amazing story and how her life came full circle when she gave birth to her own daughter at the same hospital where her life was almost ended.

Paid reservations may be mailed to 88 Pennsylvania Ave., Oreland PA 19075.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Nov 122017

The 28th Annual National Night of Prayer for Life will be held at Ss. Simon and Jude, Sacred Heart Chapel on Friday, December 8th beginning at 8:00 PM and ending with Benediction at 12 Midnight We especially invite: families and children to participate in the first hour; senior citizens in the 9:00 hour; the K of C in the 10:00 hour; and adults of any age but in particular young adults in the 11:00 hour. Each hour will include communal and private prayer.

Nov 122017

There will be a rally in Harrisburg at the Capitol Rotunda at 11:00 am on Tuesday November 21 to encourage the legislators to support senate Bill 3 which will prohibit late term abortions. All are welcome to attend.

Nov 122017

Hugh K. Allen, Marge Brennan, Joan Carbo, Sister Eunice Marie, Will Felker, Msgr. George Grima, Deborah Horstmann, Bernadette Kiernan, Larry Kiernan, Sister Madeline Dolores, John Manidis, Theresa Manidis, Oliver McElhone, Meghan Meehan, Brian Mullaney, Edward O’Malley, Teresa O’Neill, Joe Pirolli, Mary Radich, William Stryker

You have noticed that the list of those who came before us and had worked for Life keeps getting longer and longer.

These people are worthy of our remembrance, and even more than that, our grateful prayers.

Each year we celebrate our “family” by attending the Holy sacrifice of the Mass.  This year we will again.  The grace that comes from this Mass is not for the deceased.  It is for us.

We need fortitude, perseverance, courage, hope, love, patience, trust in His Providence, but mostly faith.

We must believe that our prayer is always heard and answered.

Someday the scourge of abortion will be ended.  Already those who have gone before us know the time.

As this Mass, we ask their prayers for us and that we continue the work they have begun.

Each one of them is joyful to see our work.

Come then and celebrate the Mass of Remembrance with them, for us, and for those waiting to be born.  Making time, finding time, to be there is a gift to God to Our Mother and yes, to us.

Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 27, at 8:00 pm (Rosary will begin at 7:45 pm) at St. Anastasia Church, 3301 W. Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa.

May God bless you with His love, peace and joy,

Jack and Pat O’Brien (610)692-2122

Nov 122017

Our Lady of Guadalupe
At noon on Tuesday, December 12th, there will be a prayer service in front of West Chester Planned Parenthood in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the pro-life movement.

Feast of the Holy Innocents
There will be prayer services on Thursday, December 28, the feast of the Holy Innocants at:
SS Simon and Jude following the 9:00 am Mass and
SS Peter and Paul following the 8:30 am Mass.

Nov 122017

The following message came to our web site and we are sharing it with anyone who might find it useful.
Sent: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 11:59 am
Subject: Children’s Health Support Inquiry

Hello ,
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I’m the child advocacy director at Core 23 Biobank. Umbilical cord blood has been used in the treatment of more than 80 diseases including Leukemia, Lymphoma, and a wide range of other conditions. Core 23 Biobank is a nationwide company with more cord blood educators per patient than any other cord blood bank in the country.

Would you mind adding our resource to help educate the public about the advantages to saving or donating your child’s umbilical cord blood to help people safely recovery from what could be life threatening diseases?

Emily Fletcher, Child Advocacy Director
909 East Republic Road, Suite B104
Springfield, Missouri 65807

Nov 122017

Money Certificates” are available for major supermarkets, ACME, GIANT, and SHOPRITE.

Here is a way to support our mission to save the unborn children, without spending any additional money on your trip to the market:

Go grocery shopping with pre-paid “money certificates”.  Sending a check or money order gets you that same amount back in certificates PLUS 5% goes to (the not-for-profit) Chester County Pro-Life Coalition.   For example: your $20 gets you $20 in “money certificates” and $1.00 helps to fight and save unborn children.  Yes, when you redeem these certificates at the supermarket you designate (SHOPRITE, GIANT, or ACME), that generous retailer donates 5% of that total.

Print and complete the form below and mail to:

Chester County Pro-Life Coalition (CCPLC)
590 Snyder Ave.
West Chester, PA  19382

Nov 122017

Friday is one of the days when abortions are committed at Planned Parenthood in West Chester.  At 10 a.m. on the last Friday before Christmas (December 22nd), we will be singing Christmas Carols in front of Planned Parenthood.  We are hoping that our celebration of the birth of Jesus will get some of the mothers to reconsider.

Nov 122017


19th – Stand up for Life Dinner **

21st – Harrisburg Rally **

27th – Mass for Deceased Pro-lifers **


2nd – Helpers of God’s Precious Infants (see “Monthly”)

4th – Creighton fertility Seminar **

12th – Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Vigil **

22nd – Christmas Carols at PP**

28th – Feast of Holy Innocents**


6th – Helpers of God’s Precious Infants (see “Monthly”)

19th – Washington March for Life

21st – Chester  County March for Life

** Browse this site for more information

Urgent Need!

There is an urgent need for Spanish-speaking sidewalk counselors.  Many of the women who go to Planned Parenthood for abortions speak only Spanish.  We need to be able to communicate God’s Love to them in a language they understand.  To learn more about it, call Pat O’Brien (610-692-2122)



Prayerful Picket at Planned Parenthood
S. Wayne & Market St. West Chester
Tuesday – 8 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