A very good video - a little surprising from the BBC.
A very good video - a little surprising from the BBC.
On Saturday and under the leadership of Tina McDermott, with the help of (mostly) members of the Knights of Columbus, Birthright moved into their new digs on 826 South St., in Peekskill.
The equipment and materials in storage at the St. Francis Convent headed out - lots of stuff.
But "many hands make light work"
And out and into 826 South Street ... Birthright has been in Peekskill for DECADES, and helped THOUSANDS of women and families.
Thanks to all who helped out - and let's continue to help out.
Nice to see our side showing some media savvy.
And no doubt the Cal Thomas commentary on the decision is spot-on.
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ADVOCATES OF LIFE
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014
Yonkers, New York
FEAST OF THE
10 A.M: HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS
(St. Mary’s Church, 103 South broadway, yonkers. The church
Is located next door to St. Joseph’s Medical Center)
11 A.M: PROCESSION TO
(20 SOUTH BROADWAY, ONE BLOCK NORTH OF
NOON: PROCESSION BACK TO ST. MARY’S
An opportunity to stand at the modern day Calvary
From Created Equal, a direct action group of mostly teenagers and college students. There website is well worth visiting.
We have posted about them before - Created Equal Project quick video from the March for Life
The current cross country tour -
Close to 60 people were at the Rally in Greenburgh/White Plains. The 7:30AM to 7:30PM vigils begin this Wednesday.to sign up for one or more hours, go here 40 Days for Life - White Plains and follow the simple instructions.
Pictures tell the story.
Fr. Rojas of of St. Jospeh's Parish in Yonkers
The remarkably successful pro-life activist program. Go to the 40 Days for Life website for documentation on the success of this program, begun in 2007, with over a half a million participants in 440 cities. Documented lives saved - 5,928, and counting!
40 Days for Life in Rockland County, in 2011
And now, with a kickoff Rally set for Saturday, September 22nd at the Greenburgh Planned Parenthood - here's the info - the site is easily accessible
Saturday, September 22 from 2:30pm to 4pm. The location is the DOT
triangle 2 blocks east of the Planned Parenthood at 175 Tarrytown Road,
White Plains (get directions from Google or Bing, not Mapquest which is
incorrect). Parking is along the right side of Prospect Avenue (one-way), up the
hill on Greenvale Circle, or across the street in the Greenburgh Town
Court parking lot.
Come and join together with your fellow vigil volunteers to kick off this historic event! Also pick up signs and receive valuable information about the 40-day vigil.
And then for 40 days, starting on Wednesday, Sept. 26th and through November 4th - here's the Press Release. Note that the local coordinator is Gerald Yeung, and he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-837-7008.
40 Days for Life Campaign coming to White Plains for the first time
White Plains, NY – “The nation’s most innovative, peaceful pro-life prayer outreach is coming to White Plains,” said Gerald Yeung, who is coordinating the area’s 40 Days for Life campaign. “We are eager to join together with people of faith and conscience from cities from coast to coast – and beyond – to pray for an end to abortion.”
40 Days for Life begins September 26 and continues through November 4. “Abortion takes a tremendous toll in our city,” said Yeung, “but many people aren’t even aware of it. We will share the facts with as many people as possible during the 40-day campaign,” Yeung said.
The campaign will feature a peaceful 40-day prayer vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood – White Plains Center at 175 Tarrytown Road. All prayer vigil participants are asked to sign a statement of peace, pledging to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at all times.
40 Days for Life is a peaceful, highly-focused, non-denominational, pro-life initiative that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and grassroots educational outreach. The 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history.
“40 Days for Life has consistently generated proven life-saving results,” said Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life’s national campaign director. “During ten nationally coordinated campaigns, 440 communities have taken part. The efforts of half a million people of faith have made a tremendous difference.”
Carney said numerous cities reported a significant drop in abortions. “Some 23 abortion facilities have closed following 40 Days for Life efforts,” he said. “New volunteers got active in local pro-life efforts. Churches across denominations worked together to work for an end to abortion in their cities. Many post-abortive women began programs to heal from the pain caused by previous abortion experiences. And more than 5,900 babies -- and their mothers -- have been spared from the tragedy of abortion.”
“We’ve seen what 40 Days for Life has accomplished elsewhere,” said Yeung. “We can’t wait to begin here in White Plains.”
For assistance or for more information, please contact Gerald Yeung at email@example.com or (914) 837-7008.
This video was posted on youtube in March and has been seen by almost two million (and counting). Below the video is a link to the story of it's creation.
Yesterday, the people who created the video posted this.
Below is the link to the full video on the County website. A total of about 80 speakers. It begins around minute 37 - it is possible to scroll through the video. Most of the early speakers are pro-abortion and speaking on behalf of politicians eager to quash prolife speech outside clinics through the intimidation which is crafted into the bill (Of course that's not how they put it!). However the majority of speakers are pro-free speech, including three women who had abortions in Westchester and say they wish they had received the kind of information given by sidewalk counselors outside clinics.
This is a long video - the testimonies in total run about four hours. We have our own video breaking out many of the different speakers and will be posting it over the next several days.
For an analysis of the weakness of this bill, and it's Unconstitutionality! - go here for the "Community View" column that was published in the Journal News HVCL Journal News oped: "Legislation Targeting Pro-life Free Speech is un-American" or here for a link to the Lohud.com online debate/forum. Video of faceoff over anti-free speech clinic access bill on Lohud.com (the Journal News)
We have decided to publish three video presentations that were given at a last June Westchester County Committee meeting - the Legislation Committee - since the anti-free speech "Clinic Access" bill is STILL being promoted by several legislators. The new bill this year - maybe the seventh or eighth revision - still attempts to suppress our free speech rights.
The presentations opposing the legislation in order below are by attorney John Murtaugh, HVCL co-director Judith Anderson, and HVCL co-director Tom Faranda. We have not publicized this testimony until now. And we will be putting up other videos, including from the pro-abortion people.
This case is relevant to the current anti-free speech clinic access legislation which is again being pushed by the pro-abortion members of of the Weschester County legislature.
Note the penalty the DOJ agreed to pay for this digraceful lawsuit!
Washington D.C., Apr 4, 2012 / 02:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Department of Justice dropped its case against a pro-life sidewalk counselor and agreed to pay $120,000 for the lawsuit after a federal judge ruled that the case should never have been brought to court.
“I think this sends a strong message that pro-lifers will not be intimidated into silence,” said Mathew Staver, founder the nonprofit group Liberty Counsel, which represented sidewalk counselor Mary Susan Pine.
Staver told CNA on April 3 that from the very beginning, the case against Pine was weak.
Department officials claimed that she had violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances law by preventing a car from accessing the Presidential Women's Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. on one occasion in Nov. 2009.
The department sought thousands of dollars in fines and a permanent injunction to prohibit Pine from counseling women outside the clinic.
Staver explained that the allegations centered around Pine walking up to an approaching car, whose passengers stopped, rolled down the window, accepted literature from her and proceeded on their way to the abortion clinic.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. asserted that “various persons are being, have been, and will continue to be injured” by Pine’s conduct.
Federal Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp disagreed, throwing out the case in December with a statement that the Department of Justice had failed to present evidence of wrongdoing.
“The Court is at a loss as to why the Government chose to prosecute this particular case in the first place,” he wrote.
500 enthusiastic people of all ages and backgrounds were there, below the statue of George Washington at the Federal Hall National Memorial at 26 Wall Street.
Of course, this was only one of 140 Rallies nationwide.
FOX was the only television news at the Rally.
You can read about coverage in the local Journal News here Hundreds rally on Wall St. over contraception rule, claim attack on religion including 16 photos
In the Washington Post Social conservatives hope for renewed fervor in contraceptive controversies
No coverage in the NY Times. None. Nada. Didn't happen.
We will post more material from the Rally over the next couple of days.
Here are two short videos to give some sense of the flavor of the day.
The speakers have no sound system, so you have to listen carefully as Dr. Anne Nulte ends her brief talk, pointing out that the drug companies do not fully disclose the dangers of hormonal birth control pills. Then the facilitator of the event, Fr. Augustino, CFR, suggests the crowd sing "Amazing Grace."
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound ...
Information here -
40 Days for Life-NYC Kick Off 2/17/12
New Life Outreach International Church
2757 Morris Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468
This annual Rally at the White Plains abortion mill off Mamroneck Ave. and the Post Rd., coincides with the Roe vs. Wade abomination, and the March for Life in Washington. It is well-attended, and sometimes gets press coverage. Here is last year's Rally.
This year the morning started in near blizzard conditions, keeping the number of people who attended to an even dozen.
Among them, Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, CFR, who has returned to New York, after nine years in Europe (England, five years, Rome for studies, two years, and Derry, Northern Ireland for two years). It is a great blessing to have Fr. Fidelis - an extraordinary prolifer, back with us.
Here Fr., in the center, is speaking with Judy Anderson, with Brother Mark Mary at his side, and Brigid Faranda in the background.
The weather improved as the Rally progressed
Fr. Fidelis led a final prayer (the audio improves after a few seconds)
Please join us for this annual event, coinciding with the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, unleashing abortion on demand and resulting in over 50 million lives lost since 1973.
All Women's "Health & Medical Services
222 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY
This is the corner of Maple and Mamaroneck
Join us for an hour of prayer and public witness on this 39th anniversary to remember the lives lost and women injured since 1973's Roe v Wade decision.
Right to Life coalition of Lower Westchester
Westchester & Putnam Right to Life Committee & People for Life
Hudson Valley Coalition for Life
No. Westchester & Putnam Center for Life
Advocates of Life
Please call Liz @ 914478-1189 for more information
We have posted about Jennifer before. For example here - Abortion comparisons
This is from her blog on the National Catholic Register.
The first time I went out to pray in front of an abortion clinic as part of a 40 Days for Life vigil, it felt surreal. Not only am I naturally awkward about public displays of faith, but less than a decade ago I was still a pro-choice atheist. In fact, it felt like such an unnatural thing for me to do that I was tempted to back out at the last minute and see if I could find someone else to cover my hour. I’m very glad that I went through with it, because it ended up being a powerful, eye-opening experience.
Hit the link to see her six points - although we might qeustion the first one!
The criminal trespass charges against the people protesting President Obama being honored at ND, with the May 17th two year anniversary approaching.
Here is the statement of Tom Dixon, who was the local South Bend lawyer involved for the defendants, who included five (three women, two men) from the NY area.
Charges Dropped Against Anti-Abortion Protesters at University’s Commencement with President Obama
May 5, 2011 (Chicago)… Today, Michael Dvorak, St. Joseph County, Indiana prosecutor, dismissed the criminal trespass charges that he has pressed over the last two years against all of the pro-life protesters, known as the “ND88,” the individuals arrested for trespassing when they entered upon Notre Dame’s campus in peaceful and prayerful protest against the University’s bestowing honors on President Barack Obama at the 2009 Commencement. Dvorak dropped the charges as part of an agreement between the Thomas More Society and the University.
“This is a big step forward and a victory for the pro-life cause,” said Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society and a 1965 Notre Dame graduate. “We are appreciative of the steps that Notre Dame has taken, including successive visits by University President John Jenkins, C.S.C., and other campus leaders to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., both in 2010 and 2011, to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and the creation of new and significant pro-life initiatives on campus. Those who share pro-life convictions may differ on tactics and approaches, but they best serve their sacred cause when they work together to secure the common good for all human beings, born and unborn alike, rather than carrying on as courtroom antagonists.”
Tom Dixon, South Bend, Indiana attorney and Thomas More Society special counsel, had led the defense over the last two years, during which the parties engaged in vigorous litigation, including extensive discovery proceedings.
The parties remain in profound disagreement over the 2009 Commencement, but after prayerful consideration they have decided to put their differences behind them, to cease battling in court, and rather to affirm a commitment to the fundamental proposition that each and every human life is sacred, from conception until natural death, no matter whether rich or poor, humble or exalted, wanted or “unwanted.”
Moreover, both parties have pledged not to rehash the events of the past, but on the contrary, to recognize each other’s pro-life efforts and to work together to find ways to increase those efforts and maximize their impact on the nation’s contentious, ongoing debate over abortion policy.
Read the entire Notre Dame Agreement here
For more information or to speak with an attorney at the Thomas More Society, please contact Tom Ciesielka at 312-422-1333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For a reminder of some of the happenings two years ago, go here - From Notre Dame, the day before the commencement - in pictures
The rate is 60% among black women ...
Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York joined other local religious leaders on Thursday in calling for a new effort to reduce the number of abortions in the city. The annual figure has averaged 90,000 in recent years, or about 40 percent of all pregnancies, twice the national rate.
This notice regularly comes to us from our good friend Rosemary Tirone and the Our Lady of the Rosary Church Respect Life Ministry that has a very active pro life presence through Life Chain witness. Summertime is a great time of year to witness for life. Why not join them on July 18th?
Purpose: Respect Life Ministry seeks to educate the public by presenting a powerful, compassionate pro life message of protecting and enhancing human life from conception through natural death.
What is Life Chain: A peaceful, prayerful, legal and non-confrontational presence. Es una presencis pacifica, de oracion, legal y no confrontacion.
Where: On grass along Boston Post Road, Kohl's Plaza Shopping Center, Port Chester, New York
When & Time: Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Auspiciado por: Holy Rosary Parish Right to Life Committee, Port Chester, NY
If you cannot join them, please keep them, the unborn, and all mothers and fathers faced with a crisis pregnancy in your prayers. Thank you, Life Chain participants!
Today Joseph Scheidler, head of the Pro-life Action League of Chicago, former seminarian and father of seven, was for the third time vindicated at the Supreme Court. High Court Rules in Favor of Abortion Protesters - Los Angeles Times
The NOW (National Organization of Women) lawsuit, dating back to 1986 has been finally put to sleep, after an agonizing 20 year struggle - certainly agonizing forthe Scheidler family.
Here is a quote from the Pro-life Action League website:
"On February 28, the Supreme Court ruled—once again—that pro-life activist Joe Scheidler is not a racketeer. The unanimous decision is being hailed as a victory not only for the pro-life movement, but for freedom of speach and the rule of law itself."
Here's their website: Pro-Life Action League