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!
To estimate number for breakfast and facilities, if you plan to attend, please add your name here.
Sr. Lucy Marie
Respect Life Coordinator
Archdiocese of New York
1011 First Ave, 7th floor
New York, NY 10022
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!
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.
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 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
Why young people are pro-life: they could have been legally aborted
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 -
Pro-Justice - Pro-Life - Pro-Peace
The first, a speaker outside the Supreme Court - a Silent no More witness
And a young woman speaking to two confused (older) counter demonstrators. Who knows? Maybe she made some headway.
Great turnout, great presence at noontime on July 21st, anticipating the March for Life tomorrow (January 27th) in Washington. This annual Rally is at the corner of Maple St. and Mamaroneck Ave.; the abortion mill "All Women's Health" is off Mamaroneck Ave.; it is NOT the walk in medical offices on the corner.
The response from passer-by's was mixed (of course) but generally positive.
The "clinic" entrance is to the right of the yellow sign - lots of traffic passing by the demonstration.
And the corner was covered; again the CityMD clinic is not the abortion mill - they are just poorly located ...
Awesome folks being prophetic -
Kellyanne Conway - Counselor to the President and the first woman to manage a winning Presidential Campaign - will be one of the speakers. If you can't get there - PRAY! It will be televised on EWTN. The fact that Conway will be on the dais may lead some of the media that usually ignores the March to give more coverage. According to Kellyanne she has participated as a marcher in many past March for Life days.
The following is from the Susan B. Anthony List
Did you hear?
For the first time ever, a senior White House official will be attending the March for Life!
Kellyanne Conway, President Trump's former campaign manager and now Counselor to the President, will speak at the March this Friday.
And in her own words, this mother-of-four counts herself as a member of the Pro-Life Movement!
What a stark contrast this will be to the pro-abortion march Planned Parenthood and the Abortion Industry held on Saturday. And what a perfect opportunity this is for us to peacefully stand together and declare the value of every human life.
A good analysis and another good one here at The Ruth Institute, from Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse.
Here's the Catholic League - note the news is not so good in New York or the northeast in general.
Bill Donohue comments on new abortion data:
The Guttmacher Institute, a research firm that is squarely in the pro-abortion camp, has released a new study, "Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2014," that is as interesting in its findings as it is in its interpretation of the data.
Its central finding is striking: The number of abortions has fallen to the lowest level since 1974, the year following Roe v. Wade.
"In 2014," it concludes, "an estimated 926,200 abortions were performed in the United States, 12% fewer than in 2011; the 2014 abortion rate was 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44, representing a 14% decline over this period." It also found that "The rates declined in almost all states." Regionally, the decline was steepest in the West and the South.
The data on the Northeast are particularly interesting. Not only was the decline less impressive than in the West and the South, but it was the only region that had more clinics performing abortions. Moreover, New York and New Jersey were among the five states with the highest abortion rates in the nation.
The District of Columbia deserves special mention. Access to abortion spiked there, and none of the 50 states had a higher abortion rate—D.C. is number one. The victims of abortion were overwhelmingly African American. This raises the question: Why is access to abortion increasing in an area that is largely poor and black? This is not an accident.
"Abortion restrictions were associated with a decrease in the number of abortions and nonspecialized clinics [e.g. Planned Parenthood]," but the study cautions that there is no clear evidence that would allow for a cause and effect conclusion. That is true—fluctuations are evident—but it is also true that the data are suggestive of an association between restrictive abortion laws and a decline in abortion rates.
From a pro-life perspective, the historic decline in the number of abortions is encouraging. But what does it mean to the pro-abortion industry? The perspective of the report's lead author, Rachel Jones, is telling. For her, a decline in abortion is not, per se, something to celebrate.
"If there are women in these highly restrictive states who want abortions but can't get them because there aren't any clinics that they can get to, and that's why abortion's going down, that's not a good thing," she says.
In other words, it is not the body count that matters, it's whether states have passed more restrictive laws on abortion access. Jones says it would be a "good story" if the abortion decline were due to fewer women "having unintended pregnancies."
Jones has gotten herself into another jam. She does not say why a decline in abortions—for any reason—would be good news. After all, if abortion does not result in the certain death of innocents, then what's so great about having fewer of them?
The study says that some of the decline in unintended pregnancies is due to contraceptives, and it offers some evidence for that position. What it does not mention is the possibility that women are less sexually active these days. In fact, they are.
Last year, a study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior considered data collected as part of the General Social Survey; it focused on the answers of 26,707 adults to questions regarding sex and relationships. It found that millennials are a whole lot less sexually active than their parents were at the same age. The authors of the study explained this finding by saying that today's young people are a "very risk-averse generation."
Yes, fear of sexually transmitted diseases, as the researchers concluded, is real. But it is also true that young people today are much more likely to know that abortion results in sudden death. This is not due to sex ed. The credit goes to technology: Pictures don't lie, and the pictures of life in the womb offer the most devastating evidence that life begins at conception.
The abortion industry is in trouble. It is losing money, and it is losing the support of youth. Look for brighter days ahead.
From Fr. Fidelis and Christopher Bell:
On Dec. 28th for nearly 30 years, at Holy Innocents Parish in Manhattan, a morning Mass, 8 a.m., followed by a procession to a local abortuary, peacefully witnessing through the heart of the abortion capital of the United States, is praying for an end to this human holocaust. Please join the Friars of the Renewal, Sisters of Life and many other lay and religious begging God for Mercy upon today's Holy Innocents.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Mass @ 8:00 a.m. Church of the Holy Innocents 128 W 37th Street New York, NY 10018
Join us in carrying on this traditional Christmas event, which was led by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR for many years.
Sponsored by the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Renewal, the Sisters of Life, and the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants.
8:00 am Holy Sacrifice of the Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Eucharistic Adoration
8:45 am Prayerful procession reciting the Rosary to abortion clinic
10:45 am Return to Church for Benediction Followed by Social / Lunch