March for Life 2018

The Scranton Chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life will commemorate the January 22, 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion on demand with participation in the March for Life in Washington D.C.
Charter bus reservations for the January 19th March for Life.
The cost is $40 for adults and $2o for students. Buses will leave at 6:30 a.m. from the Keyser Oak shopping Plaza in Scranton and will return at approximately 11 PM. Call 570-687-5329 or 570-343-5099 to register or for more details.

Annual Prayer Breakfast, Jan 27th

Our Annual Respect Life Prayer Breakfast will be held on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. It begins at 9:00 AM and will be held at Fiorelli Catering, 1501 Main Street, Peckville, PA.

Our speaker will be Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of the Radiance Foundation, which addresses a myriad of social issues, especially abortion, in the context of God-given purpose. Ryan Bomberger was conceived in rape but offered up for adoption, and is now one of the figures on the forefront of the fight for a culture of life. He is involved in national efforts to expose and defund Planned Parenthood by illuminating their multiple violations of human rights.

Cost is $21 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and under are free. To make a reservation, call Theresa at (570) 687-5329.

Remembering Aborted Children

Saturday, September 9th, was the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children in 2017. In the chilly, overcast morning, over 65 people gathered in the Prayer Garden of St. Lucy’s Church to commemorate the millions of victims abortion has claimed.

The service consisted of hymns, bible readings, and short talks from representatives of various groups and churches. All in attendance placed roses before the beautiful memorial to the unborn installed in the garden, which was then blessed by Deacon Carmen Mendicino.

The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children offers an opportunity to reflect on the humanity of children lost to abortion, as well as a chance to think about the mothers who are also harmed immeasurably by its evil. It is important to think about how every single aborted child is a living human person. While this may seem discouraging, it also gives one the strength to truly fight for a culture of life in which this brutal killing is a thing of the past. By reflecting on the importance and humanity of every unborn child, the importance of the issue becomes all the more clear.

The Pennsylvania State Senate has resumed session and multiple pro-life issues have already been brought before it. In 2018, elections will be held for the House and Senate of the United States. It is of upmost importance that we elect pro-life representatives, not only to protect the children of future generations, but also in honor of those who have already been tragically lost.

Please continue to fight for the unborn in memory of the children who have had the most important right of all taken away.

 

Important: Contact House Health Committee to End Dismemberment Abortion in PA

State Senator Michele Brooks, sponsor of SB3, an important pro-life bill in the State Senate

Next week, our State Senators resume legislative work in Harrisburg. There are already two important pro-life bills that will be decided upon in the near future by members of the House Health Committee. Both of these bills involve protecting pain capable unborn children. They would ban brutal dismemberment (D&E) abortions, one of the most popular forms of late-term abortion, and would protect unborn children from 24 weeks and on.

Senate Bill 3, sponsored by State Senator Michele Brooks, and House Bill 77, sponsored by Representative Kathy Rapp, are both on the verge of being sent to the governor’s desk in Harrisburg. However, first they must be cleared by members of the House Health Committee.

Please contact members of this committee and urge them to support SB3 and HB77. These bills are both of great significance and would be tremendous victories for the pro-life community and the rights of the unborn child. You can find a list of members here.

Thank you for taking an active role in the defense of innocent human life.