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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ask Sen Greenleaf for action on HB 1948, the ban on dismemberment abortion

Senator Stewart Greenleaf (Sgreenleaf@pasen.gov; 717 787-6599;
800-848-5013; 717 783-7328; 215 657-7700; 800-924-3300; 215 657-1885),
whose district includes a part of Bucks Cty, chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.  We need him to have a vote on HB 1948, so it can get to the full Senate.

From: Ted Meehan
Sent: ‎6/‎30/‎2016 4:43 PM
To: Ted Meehan
Subject: Get Senate Action on Dismemberment Abortion Ban

Friends,

Our legislature has passed our state budget, and will soon adjourn for the summer. But they have not voted on HB 1948 - the Dismemberment Ban passed by the House.

The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is Senator Stewart Greenleaf. The bill is in his committee awaiting a vote. There is a strong majority of his committee waiting to move this bill - and a strong majority of the full senate ready to pass the bill. Please ask him to move this bill - today!  SPREAD THE WORD! Share with your lists. 


Please call and email Senator Greenleaf at           Harrisburg Office 
Senate Box 203012  
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3012  
(717) 787-6599 
800-848-5013 
(717) 783-7328 Fax
TTY: 800-364-1581
District Office
711 North York Road
Suite 1
Willow Grove, PA 19090
(215) 657-7700 
800-924-3300 
(215) 657-1885



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Marriage Unique for a Reason (USCCB, July 2016)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"I am sending you like lambs among wolves."

 "I am sending you like lambs among wolves."



  

 


Also, in the news....





alert updates, including 2 new from USCCB

  • Advocacy in Harrisburg on pro life and pro marriage/family legislation (YES to HB1623, HB1948/SB888; NO to Planned Parenthood, repealing Act 122 of 2011, repealing Act 13 of 2013, HB1336, HB1510/SB 974/SB 1306/SB1307/SB 1316, HB 1947, HB 162, and doctor prescribed suicide.): Click to Email the governor, as well as all of Bucks County's representatives and senators in Harrisburg, on pro life and pro marriage / family concerns. 

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ACLU Sues to Defund U.S. Bishops Over Abortion

http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/usccb-sued-by-aclu-over-abortions-for-refugees

FW: ProLife Picket NJEA HQ this FRIDAY July 1 11AM-1PM


From: prolifeeducators@aol.com
Sent: ‎6/‎28/‎2016 1:45 PM
To: ProLifeEducators@aol.com
Subject: ProLife Picket NJEA HQ this FRIDAY July 1 11AM-1PM

Hello Pro-Lifers of Central NJ & Bucks County PA:

1) Please come help picket the NJEA HQ (teacher union) at 180 West State Street in Trenton
(across from NJ State House) on Friday July 1 11AM-1PM -- regarding the teacher union leadership's pro-abortion policies and actions.

This is one of many simultaneous Awareness Campaign demos nationwide at NEA-affiliate HQs in state capital cities across the USA.

Car pooling recommended if possible; bring quarters for parking meters. Take LOTS of photos! Post them on social media, blogs, etc.

Spread the word. Invite others to join in. Bring your usual signs, posters, banners-- or borrow one on site.

"Repeal NEA Family Planning Resolution" I-17
It is absurd for a TEACHER UNION to advocate the elimination of children-- future students. Wicked... and Foolish!
FACEBOOK users: Friend Request BOB PAWSON and see more pix of NEA demos from past years. Also, Google search: NEA Pawson Pro-Life
E-mail contact for Bob Pawson: ProLifeEducators@aol.com
 
NOTE: Pro-Lifers who live in or near Washington DC will picket the NEA Convention from 11AM to 1PM
at the Washington Conv Ctr on Saturday July 2 11AM-1PM.

2) Other Opportunities to engage in Pro-Life Ministry in Mercer County & Trenton Area:

+++ Trenton Planned Parenthood -- Every Thursday 11AM-1PM -or- Saturdays 9AM-11AM. Come pray for an hour or so once or twice each month.
437 East State Street. Bring quarters for parking meters on Thursdays. Free parking on Saturdays. Okay to bring chairs; wide sidewalks.
This is a SURGICAL ABORTION facility with TWO abortionists. Dozens of babies are aborted here each week. Come PRAY.

+++ American Women's Services -- Every Saturday 7AM-10AM at 1345 Kuser Road in Hamilton Twp.
AWS is also a SURGICAL ABORTION facility where many babies are aborted each week. Come Pray.

ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK? Please Friend Request BOB PAWSON and JENNIFER KLON.
Our FB walls have many photos of Pro-Lifers at PP Trenton and other activities.

"when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you & lead you where you do not want to go.”

http://faithfulinthe8th.blogspot.com/2016/06/when-you-grow-old-you-will-stretch-out.html
It's been a tough week, for those trying fervently to hold fast to the inestimable dignity of each human life and the sanctity of marriage/family.  Yet like the old song said, we were never promised a Rose Garden!

  • "On June 21, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared, contrary to the plain meaning of current federal law, that the California Department of Managed Health Care can continue to force all health plans under its jurisdiction to cover elective abortions. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is calling for an immediate federal legislative remedy....[In the words of Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Lori:]'....we urge Congress to pass the Conscience Protection Act (H.R. 4828, S. 2927) and stop further discrimination against people of faith and against all who respect unborn human life" (USCCB, 6/22/16).  "This federal ruling—so disastrous, so unjust, but so sadly predictable—was issued just as the US bishops began their annual Fortnight for Freedom" (Catholic Culture, 6/24/16).
  • As per Archbishop Timothy Broglio at the June 25th March for Marriage, "In the first place, we invoke the grace of consolation on those who mourn their loved ones brutally murdered in Orlando.  Look with mercy on those who have died.  Heal the wounded.  And raise up those whose lives have been shaken by this tragedy.  Teach us always and everywhere to respect the precious gift of life from conception till natural death."  The following day, this question was posed to the Holy Father: "In the days following the shooting in Orlando, many have said that the Christian community had something to do with this hate toward these people. What do you think?"  Though it has been misconstrued, he responded to this insinuation of hate mongering in Christian teaching: "I will repeat what I said on my first trip. I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: that they must not be discriminated against, that they must be respected and accompanied pastorally.Similarly, insinuations of bigotry in no way match the witness of those at the March (cf, Hundreds join first March for Marriage since Supreme Court same-sex ‘marriage’ ruling ).

  • As per the June 27 Supreme Court decision: "'The Court has rejected a common-sense law protecting women from abortion facilities that put profits above patient safety'....'This ruling contradicts the consensus among medical groups that such measures protect women's lives" (USCCB, 6/27/16).  We must NEVER forget that "Fighting to regulate the killing can NEVER replace the fundamental battle to recognize every preborn human being as a unique PERSON from the moment of his biological beginning" (American Life League, 6/27/16).

Legislative advocacy from the USCCB and its partner agency

Click to Email Pa's Congressional Delegation, asking for Co-Sponsorship/Support of FADA and all legislation backed by the USCCB and/or the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment.


Advocacy in Harrisburg on pro life and pro marriage/family legislation (YES to HB 1623, HB 1948 / SB 888; NO to Planned Parenthood, repealing Act 122 of 2011, repealing Act 13 of 2013, HB 1336, HB 1510 / SB 974 /SB 1306 / SB1307 / SB 1316, HB 1947, HB 162, and doctor prescribed suicide.)

  • As per the Pa Catholic Conference, "Ask your legislator to include the language of House Bill 1623 in the Fiscal Code."
  • As per the Pa Catholic Conference: "Dismemberment abortions are dangerous for the mother and barbarically lethal for the baby....Please represent me by voting yes on House Bill 1948" [Senate Bill 888] (As per Pa Pro Life, we should contact these members of the PA Senate Judiciary Committee, to urge votes for HB 1948:
  • As per Pa Pro Life: On the heels of...[the] U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down provisions of a Texas abortion law, lawmakers in the PA House and Senate are planning to introduce legislation that would repeal our common sense law regulating abortion centers and requiring them to undergo regular, unannounced inspections.  Please call your representative in the PA state House and your state Senator in the PA Senate and urge them NOT to co-sponsor the repeal of the Ambulatory Surgical Facility Requirements for Abortion Facilities act (Act 122 of 2011).  The Supreme Court ruling only applies to the Texas law. Our PA law differs from the Texas law; therefore, our PA law should not be repealed. Our PA law also grew out of the Kermit Gosnell tragedy, in which full-term babies were killed and one female patient died in an abortion facility described by prosecutors as a 'House of Horrors.'"
  • As per Pa Pro Life: "A Pennsylvania state representative is planning to introduce a bill that would threaten your tax dollars. Representative Steven Santarsiero (D-Bucks County) is circulating a co-sponsorship memo for a bill that would repeal Act 13 of 2013....Act 13 is the common sense law that ensures that no taxpayer funding of abortion will occur in the health insurance exchange created in Pennsylvania under Obamacare. We must safeguard this important law!" 
  • Pa Pro Life encourages us to OPPOSE HB 1336, as it would take away our right to vote for judges.
  • As per the Pa Catholic Conference on the misleadingly named Fairness Act, we should be "quite concerned that HB 1510 / SB 974 will run afoul of religious freedom and expose even more...to discrimination."  "Well-funded out of state special interest groups and powerful lobbyists continue to push, and the latest move is to split SB 974 into parts to force it through in a piecemeal basis....tell them to vote no on SB 1306, SB1307 and SB 1316" (PaFamily.org).
  • As per the Pa Catholic Conference, "a legislative remedy must protect all children, not simply penalize some institutions" (i.e., NO to HB 1947). 
  • As per the Pa Catholic Conference, "vote no on HB 162 in its current form."
Click to Email the governor, as well as all of Bucks County's representatives and senators in Harrisburg, on pro life and pro marriage / family concerns.

Also, in the news....

Monday, June 27, 2016

FW: Call your state lawmakers to protect our abortion center regulation law



From: Gallagher@paprolife.org
To: lifelines@paprolife.org
Subject: Call your state lawmakers to protect our abortion center regulation law
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:42:04 -0400

Dear Pro-Life Leaders,

 

On the heels of today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down provisions of a Texas abortion law, lawmakers in the PA House and Senate are planning to introduce legislation that would repeal our common sense law regulating abortion centers and requiring them to undergo regular, unannounced inspections.

 

Please call your representative in the PA state House and your state Senator in the PA Senate and urge them NOT to co-sponsor the repeal of the Ambulatory Surgical Facility Requirements for Abortion Facilities act (Act 122 of 2011).

 

The Supreme Court ruling only applies to the Texas law. Our PA law differs from the Texas law; therefore, our PA law should not be repealed. Our PA law also grew out of the Kermit Gosnell tragedy, in which full-term babies were killed and one female patient died in an abortion facility described by prosecutors as a "House of Horrors."

 

If you don't know who your state Representative and state Senator are, or you need contact information, please go to http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/#address .

 

Thank you for making these critical calls!

 

Sincerely for LIFE,

 

Maria V. Gallagher

Legislative Director

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

www.paprolife.org

717-541-0034

 

Total Protection of Every Innocent Preborn Human Being MUST Be the Focus

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USCCB Migration Committee Chairman Reacts to Supreme Court Decision on Immigration

http://www.usccb.org/news/2016/16-078.cfm

USCCB Committee Chairmen Say Federal Agency Fails to Protect Churches from California Elective Abortion Mandate

http://www.usccb.org/news/2016/16-077.cfm

Bishops’ Pro-Life Spokeswoman Laments High Court Decision Rejecting Abortion Clinic Safety Law

http://www.usccb.org/news/2016/16-079.cfm

Catholic institutions cleared the path for the latest assault on religious freedom | Catholic Culture

http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otn.cfm?id=1161

Direct quotes from Pope Francis 6/26/16 in flight interview, returning from Armenia....

Cindy Wooden, CNS: Holiness, within the past few days Cardinal Marx, the German, speaking at a large conference in Dublin which is very important on the Church in the modern world, said that the Catholic Church must ask forgiveness to the gay community for having marginalized these people. In the days following the shooting in Orlando, many have said that the Christian community had something to do with this hate toward these people. What do you think?

Pope Francis: I will repeat what I said on my first trip. I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: that they must not be discriminated against, that they must be respected and accompanied pastorally. One can condemn, but not for theological reasons, but for reasons of political behavior...Certain manifestations are a bit too offensive for others, no? ... But these are things that have nothing to do with the problem. The problem is a person that has a condition, that has good will and who seeks God, who are we to judge? And we must accompany them well...this is what the catechism says, a clear catechism. Then there are traditions in some countries, in some cultures that have a different mentality on this problem. I think that the Church must not only ask forgiveness – like that "Marxist Cardinal" said (laughs) – must not only ask forgiveness to the gay person who is offended. But she must ask forgiveness to the poor too, to women who are exploited, to children who are exploited for labor. She must ask forgiveness for having blessed so many weapons. The Church must ask forgiveness for not behaving many times – when I say the Church, I mean Christians! The Church is holy, we are sinners! – Christians must ask forgiveness for having not accompanied so many choices, so many families...I remember from my childhood the culture in Buenos Aires, the closed Catholic culture. I go over there, eh! A divorced family couldn't enter the house, and I'm speaking of 80 years ago. The culture has changed, thanks be to God. Christians must ask forgiveness for many things, not just these. Forgiveness, not just apologies. Forgive, Lord. It's a word that many times we forget. Now I'm a pastor and I'm giving a sermon. No, this is true, many times. Many times … but the priest who is a master and not a father, the priest who beats and not the priest who embraces, forgives and consoles. But there are many. There are many hospital chaplains, prison chaplains, many saints. But these ones aren't seen. Because holiness is modest, it's hidden. Instead it's a little bit of blatant shamelessness, it's blatant and you see so many organizations of good people and people who aren't as good and people who … because you give a purse that's a little big and look at you from the other side like the international powers with three genocides. We Christians – priests, bishops – we have done this. But also we Christians have Teresa of Calcutta and many Teresa of Calcuttas. We have many servants in Africa, many laity, many holy marriages. The wheat and the weeds. And so Jesus says that the Kingdom … we must not be scandalized for being like this. We must pray so that the Lord makes these weeds end and there is more grain. But this is the life of the Church. We can't put limits. All of us are saints, because all of us have the Holy Spirit. But we are all sinners, me first of all! Alright. I don't know if I have replied.


http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/full-text-pope-francis-inflight-press-conference-from-armenia-45222/

Sunday, June 26, 2016

"The glory of God is man fully alive, and the life of man is the vision of God. If the revelation of God through creation already brings life to all living beings on earth, how much more will the manifestation of the Father by the Word bring life to those who see God."



http://faithfulinthe8th.blogspot.com/2016/06/june-26-2016-memorial-of-saint-irenaeus.html

Legislative advocacy from the USCCB and its partner agency

  • As per the USCCB’s “partner organization,” Support the Conscience Protection Act  (HR 4828/S 2927)
  • As per the USCCB, Support CWPIA (Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act; HR 1299/ S667) 
  •  As per the USCCB, Support FADA (First Amendment Defense Act; HR2802/ S1598) (At the March for Marriage 2016, a young man from Heritage Action explained the particular importance of our U.S. representatives supporting FADA:).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbEpru3DYYI?autoplay=1
Click to Email Pa's Congressional Delegation, asking for Co-Sponsorship/Support of FADA and all legislation backed by the USCCB and/or the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment.


Advocacy in Harrisburg on pro life and pro marriage/family legislation

  • As per the Pa Catholic Conference, “Please respect the concerns of all parties involved in adoption proceedings and vote no on HB 162 in its current form.” 
  • As per the Pa Catholic Conference, "Ask your legislator to include the language of House Bill 1623 in the Fiscal Code.”  
  • As per the Pa Catholic Conference,    “I am quite concerned that HB 1510/ SB 974 will run afoul of religious freedom and expose even more… to discrimination. Please  oppose the bill in its current form.”  "Well-funded out of state special interest groups and powerful lobbyists continue to push, and the latest move is to split SB 974 into parts to force it through in a piecemeal basis.  There are three proposed parts to this new strategy - SB 1306, SB 1307 and SB1316....tell them to vote no on SB 1306, SB1307 and SB 1316" (PaFamily.org).
  • As per the Pa Catholic Conference, “Please represent me by voting yes on House Bill 1948.” (SB 888)
  • As per the Pa Catholic Conference, HB 1947 “would not apply to public schools or government agencies....a legislative remedy must protect all children, not simply penalize some institutions” (i.e., Vote NO on HB 1947).   
  • As per Pa Pro Life Online News (6/1/16), "Representative Steven Santarsiero (D-Bucks County) is circulating a co-sponsorship memo for a bill that would repeal Act 13 of 2013....Act 13 is the common sense law that ensures that no taxpayer funding of abortion will occur in the health insurance exchange created in Pennsylvania under Obamacare."      
  • The Pa Pro Life Federation encourages us to OPPOSE HB 1336, as it would take away your right to vote for judges.
 Click to Email the governor, as well as all of Bucks County's representatives and senators in Harrisburg, on pro life and pro marriage/family concerns.


Also, in the news....

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Scenes from a [March for] Marriage

Young Man from Heritage Action explains the importance of our representatives in the U.S. House supporting the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbEpru3DYYI?autoplay=1
Click to Email Pa's Congressional Delegation, asking for Co-Sponsorship/Support of FADA and other legislation backed by the USCCB and/or the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment.

Archbishop Broglio

https://www.youtube.com/embed/gO2WZOLKYg0?autoplay=1

The 10 Commandments

The Beatitudes (from "Jesus of Nazareth")

Christifideles Laici

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Our representation in D.C....

Click the below image, to check on the status of federal legislation:
Click the below images, to ascertain what pro-life and pro-marriage/family legislation is being sponsored or co-sponsored (as well as what legislation is NOT being sponsored or co-sponsored):
https://www.congress.gov/member/brian-fitzpatrick/F000466?q={%22search%22:[%22brian+fitzpatrick%22]}&r=1

To check U.S. House votes:

To check U.S. Senate votes:

Contacts:

Bucks County in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Bucks County in the Pennsylvania Senate

Contacting Our Governor

717 787 2500 or governor@pa.gov.

Contacting Our Bishops