An effective approach!
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.
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)
Manhattan Bible Church
401 West 205th St.
New York, NY 10034
Exit off Major Deegan at Fordham Rd. Go west. Church is two blocks south of W207th St., which is the Manhattan continuation of Fordham Rd. Just take first left off w207th., onto 9th Ave.
Monday January 10, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
I write to invite you to a gathering of pro-life pastors and pro-life lay leaders from New York City and out of state, including Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The event will run from 7:00PM till 9:30PM. The church is near the #1 train, and there is ample free parking in the church lot. Find the site right near the Fordham Rd. exit off the Major Deegan. Expressway.
Other speakers include:
Pastor Clenard Childress, Montclair, NJ, Pastor Michel Faulkner, New York, NY, Dr. La Verne Talbot, Los Angeles, CA, Pastor Bill Devlin, New York, NY, Chaplain Viviana Hernandez, Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Arnold Culbreath, Cincinnatti OH, Pastor Walter Hoye, Oakland, CA, Rev. Pat Mahoney, Washington, DC
We will fight to defend the network of 23 pro-life pregnancy center offices in NYC which supply over 12,000 girls and women with care and support each year. Their success at preventing abortions has earned them many powerful enemies in the abortion industry and government.
Now the New York City Council is assaulting these centers with proposed legislation, Intro Bill #371, meant to drive women away from their doors, legislation whose wording is filled with lies and deception.
Please come join with other pastors and faithful, gathering together as a faith community rising up in opposition to this unconscionable legislation.
We need to prayer in unison with many of different faith traditions for the civil rights of the unborn, and of the pro-life movement in America's Abortion Capital.
If you cannot make this exciting and important event, please sign our Petition at www.SaveTheLifeCenters.com and share it so we can influence as many City Councilmembers as possible.
Thank you for praying for our Life-saving work with more intensity this month, as we approach the Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, on January 22nd, and the March for Life on the 24th.
Yours for Life,
Expectant Mother Care-EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Centers
Seven great paragraphs:
When Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, took our flesh in the mystery of the Incarnation, He became flesh: True God and True Man. So what is the worth of a person? It is not primarily the sum of our actions. It is certainly not limited in any way to the status of our citizenship. Nor is it tied to the measure of our I.Q., the quantity of our material possessions, or our position in the community or the Church. Our lasting and irrevocable worth is grounded in the fact that we are a son or daughter of the heavenly Father. Our inestimable value is tied to the fact that Jesus Christ has united Himself in some fashion with each person. He has died for me and you. He has given our mortal nature, immortal value. Because of His Plan we are destined for eternity, and even now He has made it possible for us to live in His grace and life. Mankind has become new – newborn – in this mystery of Christmas. And while we adore the Christ-child, we must be ready to honor each person – all of whom share His image.
The PR below points out that these two men are the first to be sentenced in New York for violating the federal FACE law. They are not the first to be tried in New York under that political crime law. The late Bishop George Lynch, and Brother (now Fr.) Fidelis Moscinki, were arrested in the early 1990's and charged under FACE. They had sat in the entrance driveway of the now-closed Dobbs Ferry abortion chamber. However the federal judge found them not guilty, saying they were following their consciences!
We ask you to pray for all four of the prisoners of conscience mentioned below.
Press Release from the Order of Mercy at Gethsemane
Non-violent Rescuers the first sentenced in New York under 1994 Federal
Provision on June 10
For the first time since its inception federal prosecutors invoked the
FACE regulation illegally passed by Congress in 1994 to secure the
conviction of two non-violent protesters on April 27 before Judge
Robert Sweet. The two are to be sentenced by Judge Sweet this Thursday,
June 10, at 4.30pm at 500 Pearl Street in Foley Square.
On December 12, 2009 Tony Puckett and Rick Dugan sat in front of the
Planned Parenthood Extermination Camp on Bleecker Street in Manhattan
for the third rescue attempt made there last year, in order to dissuade
mothers from turning their children over to the abortionists inside.
As the morning proceeded, the men were eventually arrested by the New
York City police department, but federal agents took charge of the case
and brought the two to trial and conviction.
Affiliated with the Order of Mercy at Gethsemane, which denies the
legitimacy of courts to protect mass murder, both Puckett and Dugan
refused to defend themselves in court. Puckett dismissed the
proceedings as an obvious “farce,” whereas Dugan insisted on the
court’s obligation to “dismiss the case” since Planned Parenthood is
“there to kill babies and we were stopping that,” which action is not
illegal according to international law as recognized at the Nuremberg
trials after World War II.
The rescuers are subject to six month imprisonment and fines. If
imprisoned, they will begin to absorb some small measure of the
injustice inflicted on the unborn, another central precept of the
Gethsemane order. There are also two women affiliates, Mary Wagner and
Linda Gibbons, who are in jail in Canada for four rescues in Toronto in
2009 and during Holy Week this year.
“While the four are in jail, no child will die without a born ally
willing to suffer injustice along with them,” a spokesman for the
Gethsemane Order observed. “We thus commend them, and those for whom
they stand, to the prayers of those who pray for justice, and to those
who work for it.”
May 17th was the first anniversary of the President's speech and honoring at Notre Dame.
This comprehensive article is being widely circulated online.
New Chapter In Notre Dame Controversy
By Ann Carey (Our Sunday Visitor: May 16, 2010)
Judge to hear arrested pro-lifers’ allegations of ‘viewpoint discrimination’
A year after the University of Notre Dame’s controversial conferral of an honorary degree on pro-choice President Barack Obama, 88 pro-lifers arrested for trespassing when they came on campus to protest still face charges, despite pleas from the defendants, alumni and pro-life groups to the university to ask the prosecutor to drop the case.
Pressure on the university is increasing. The judge in the case ruled last month that the defendants can gather information from Notre Dame about why campus police arrested the pro-life demonstrators, but allowed pro-Obama and pro-choice demonstrators free movement. The previous judge assigned to the case had issued a stay order on discovery, but eventually recused herself after the defense argued possible bias, given that she is married to a longtime Notre Dame professor who has been outspokenly pro-choice.
Upping the ante, a local newspaper, the South Bend Tribune, reported earlier this month that its investigation of the defense’s allegation of bias did show “variations in how some protesters were handled at the university.”
A day before the article appeared in print, Holy Cross Father John Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, issued a 670-word statement defending the university’s actions in the case, reiterating its pro-life commitment, and calling the prosecutor’s actions against the protesters, known as the ND 88, “balanced and lenient.” He noted that some other pro-life protesters arrested around the commencement simply pleaded out and paid a small fee to cover court costs.
Thomas Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, a public interest law firm representing the ND 88, said the lifting of the stay on discovery is “very significant,” because he hopes it will produce evidence that Notre Dame engaged in “viewpoint discrimination” and singled out the ND 88 “for especially harsh treatment.”
Lead defense attorney Thomas Dixon explained that because the Notre Dame Security Police has full police powers in the state of Indiana, the police are in effect “state actors” when making arrests. Since those police are agents of the university, that makes Notre Dame subject to anti-discrimination laws, he said. Thus Dixon contends that Notre Dame violated his clients’ constitutional rights by arresting them but not other people demonstrating on campus at the same time.
The notice of deposition asked Notre Dame to respond to questions about who directed the campus police to arrest the pro-life protesters, and it asked for all communications on the case between Notre Dame and local civil authorities. The notice also sought information about some 2007 demonstrations in which gay rights and Catholic Worker demonstrators were arrested for trespassing at Notre Dame, but charges were not pursued.
The 2007 cases were investigated by the South Bend Tribune in its report. One Catholic Worker demonstrator was officially charged in 2007, but those charges were dropped. That person told the Tribune he spent one night in jail and was released the next day. Reporters interviewed one of six Soulforce demonstrators, who said the group was arrested by campus police and detained briefly before being driven to their hotel, and nothing further happened.
In his statement, Father Jenkins seemed to suggest that the pro-lifers arrested — who included a cassocked 88-year-old Catholic priest, former presidential candidate Alan Keyes, and Norma Corvey, the “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade — were particularly unruly, saying they “were led by individuals who threatened peace and order by promising upheaval on our campus.” But either way, he noted that the cases are in the county prosecutor’s hands, not the university’s.
Technically that’s true, said Charles Rice, a Notre Dame Law School professor emeritus and author of a book about the Notre Dame-Obama controversy, "What Happened To Notre Dame? (St. Augustine’s Press, $15). But Rice said if a complainant asks the prosecution to drop charges in a nonviolent case like this, there is “no way” the prosecutor would continue at the cost of hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.
“This has been the dumbest thing I’ve seen in 40 years at Notre Dame … to single out the pro-life guys for sanctions and leave the other guys alone,” Rice said.
The judge has ruled that after discovery is complete, he may convene an evidentiary hearing to decide whether to grant the defense’s motion for dismissal of the cases.