This from Sr. Lucy Marie, the Archdiocese Respect Life Coordinator.
Please join us at this important forum on Physician Assisted Suicide. The day will be especially geared toward medical students and doctors but is also open to the general public. RSVP required.
Do you have questions about Physician Assisted Suicide?
Did you know that NYS is planning on voting on the bill this spring?
Do you want to understand the bill and help us defend the dignity and sanctity of life at the end-of-life?
Please join the Faith and Ethics Forum, the Dominican Friars Healthcare Ministry of NYC, the Frassati Fellowship, and the Family Life/Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of New York for an informative session on
Physician Assisted Suicide and the Bill in NYS – with:
Edward Mechmann - Director of Public Policy, Archdiocese New York
Harvard Law School Alumnus
Sr. Lucy Marie - Respect Life Coordinator, Archdiocese of New York
Dr. Donald Landry - Chair of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Sat, February 18th, 2017
9AM - 11:30PM @
St. Dominic Hall at St. Catherine of Sienna Priory
411 E. 68th Street
New York, NY
Muffins and coffee will be available!
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UPDATE: See the added information below the photos!
We could find no local press coverage for the anti-PP rallies in Westchester, Rockland, or any other local areas. If you have any press reports please send to us. (See information and links below the photos!)
There was some national coverage - most of it ignorant -
Here are some pictures from the Rockland County Rally.
This baby is due in April!
From Protest PP:
My team and I are still gathering reports from #DefundPP Rally leaders like you all over the country, but it's clear that this past Saturday's event was an outstanding success.
In all, 228 rallies were held in 45 states. So far I've gotten headcounts from 171 sites -- including yours in White Plains -- and total attendance currently stands at over 13,000!
Counter-protests were held at many of our rally locations, highlighting how seriously Planned Parenthood and their supporters are worried about this pro-life campaign to defund them.
In a handful of locations, counter-protestors even outnumbered the pro-lifers. But every indication is that overall, far more pro-lifers turned out across the United States than PP supporters.
But last Saturday wasn't really about relative crowd sizes. It was about starting a national conversation about Planned Parenthood and the reasons we believe American families would be better served if their taxpayer funding went to organizations that offer better healthcare.
Media coverage of the rallies was amazing, especially how "on message" all the #ProtestPP leaders across the country were. I was so proud to see our carefully crafted Talking Points being repeated in story after story after story!
Be sure to check out the overview of the day from the Christian Broadcasting Network, which includes a clip from David Daleiden at the Orange, California rally.
Here are some other the top stories on the rallies at the national level:
Here is the schedule for rallies tomorrow in Yonkers and Greenburgh:
Yonkers - 12 noon to 1PM at Planned Parenthood, 20 South Broadway
Dear Friends of Life: The Advocates will be joining the national rally to defund Planned Parenthood this Saturday, Feb. 11 from Noon until 1 pm. The Yonkers Rally will be held at 20 S. Broadway. Hope to see you there. Now is the time to make our voices heard! God bless.
Planned Parenthood - White Plains Health Center 175 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY 10607 Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. on February 11
There will be other rallies in the Bronx and Rockland County.
So, lots of photos taken during the pre-March and then from the Russell Building near where the March turns right to go past the Supreme Court. The pre-Marchers are people who don't go to or who are unable to, because of the crowds, get onto the Rally site, this year at the Washington Monument. They instead start heading up Constitution Avenue to the Court before the beginning of the actual March. And this year's pre-March was huge - over 80 minutes of marchers before the actual opening 'March for Life' banner appeared. This, the 44th anniversary of the March for Life. It's theme: "The Power of One".
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The first pictures are all from the pre-March.
Sacred Heart Academy
St. Augustine Parish bus riders from Ossining, Croton-on-Hudson...
Brigid, Henry and Joe
These high school students had come up from Florida
A stylish trio ... from where?
The next four pictures show part of the "New Wave Feminist" group that was banned from the Women's March, six days earlier. (Of course they went anyway)
Karen (below) was not at the Washington Women's March - she was in San Francisco at the Women's March there - and she said the pro-life groups there did receive a respectful hearing
New Wave Feminists and a Democrat for Life (DFLA)
The "Genocide Awareness Project"
Difficult to view - also why we need constant prayer
The Capitol Building looms as the pre-March heads up
Silent No More very in evidence in the pre-March. Literally hundreds of signs
This is still the pre-March
Pre-March Anglicans for Life
This fellow was rah-rahing and encouraging the pre-March for at least 40 minutes. At the corner of Constitution, where the March turns right to the Supreme Court building
The passion of youth for life was on display
We thought this might be the front of the "official" March - but it wasn't
The occasional political sentiment was seen The NY Archdiocese - doing the pre-March!
Why young people are pro-life: they could have been legally aborted
Adoption - the loving option
Massive turnout from Louisiana!
700 attendees from Notre Dame. Green shamrock pro-life signs very much in evidence
All of the above from the pre-March! Now the familiar MARCH FOR LIFE banner arrives at the top of Constitution Avenue showing the beginning of the "official" March. The pre-March took 80 minutes to pass by!
The Russell Building, as students from Chicago file in to lobby the Senators, which some of our local riders did straightaway off the buses
Out of time ourselves and with our bus to meet, we head from the Russell Building towards the Supreme Court. The March is still in full tilt!
In the crowd working our way towards and then past the Supreme Court
The magnificent architecture of the Supreme Court is so impressive
The Sisters have their 'Super Bowl huddle' down pat!
On the way back to our bus, long before the March has finished, some signs we passed -