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Public Pro-Life Witness and Prayer at the Supreme Court on the 44 Memorial of the Roe v Wade Decision
Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Pro-life community to lay hundreds of flowers at the court to remember the 59,000,000 innocent lives that have been lost through the violence of abortion and the women who have been betrayed by the abortion industry.

The event will take place today, January 22, beginning at 2:00 p.m. on the public sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court.

The group will also pray for the Trump Administration regarding replacing the open seat on the court left by the passing of Justice Scalia.

After the Presidential election and the massive “Women’s March on  Washington” yesterday, it is clear that abortion is one of the most pressing and critical issues facing our nation today.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Pastor of Church on the Hill and the Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states;

“On the 44 Memorial of the tragic Roe v Wade decision, we gather to honor and remember the 59,000,000 innocent lives that have been lost through the violence of abortion.  As a nation, we must always work to end violence and affirm human rights and justice for all.

“We will also be praying for President Trump with respect toward selecting a new justice after the passing of Justice Scalia.  It is our hope that Mr. Trump will follow through on his pro-life promises and work toward ending abortion and defunding Planned Parenthood.  A major step toward that goal would be the person the President nominates to be the next Supreme Court Justice.

“It is clear that more and more Americans are moving away from the unfettered access to abortion provided by the Roe decision. It is our prayer that abortion will end up on the scrapheap of history like slavery and segregation.”

For any questions or interviews call:

Rev. Patrick Mahoney at 540.538.4741


 

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DAY TWO:
January 22, 2017*
*Because January 22, 2017 falls on a Sunday, the annual “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children” is observed Monday, January 23 in 2017.
Intercession

May each person suffering from the loss of a child through abortion find hope & healing in Christ.

Prayers
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
Reflection
Today, on this 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we consider the past four decades in which our society has legally permitted abortion. Since that tragic decision, many children’s lives have been lost, and many suffer that loss—often in silence. Yet God’s greatest desire is to forgive. No matter how far we have each strayed from his side, he says to us, “Don’t be afraid. Draw close to my heart.”

“In the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, also called confession, we meet the Lord, who wants to grant forgiveness and the grace to live a renewed life in him. … We bishops and priests are eager to help you if you experience difficulty, hesitation, or uncertainty about approaching the Lord in this sacrament. If you have not received this healing sacrament in a long time, we are ready to welcome you” (“God’s Gift of Forgiveness”).

Let us run into the arms of Jesus, who is love and mercy.
Acts of Reparation (choose one)

  • Today, go visit an adoration chapel and spend some time with Jesus.
  • Go to confession today or this week. Before you go, look up St. Faustina and learn a little about the message of Divine Mercy that she shared during her life.
  • Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for those who are suffering the loss of a child through abortion, asking that they find healing and peace.
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Hope after Abortion
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Trust in God’s Mercy
Gracious Father,
I thank you for the mercy you have shown in forgiving my sins and for the peace that comes from being reconciled with you and with your Church.
O God, you are faithful, and you never abandon those who hope in you. I know that my redemption from sin and death has been purchased at the cost of your Son’s blood. In return for this priceless gift, I resolve today to renew my trust in your unfailing mercy.
In times of doubt, when painful memories of past sins threaten to destroy the peace you have given, let the power of your Holy Spirit cast out all self-condemnation and give me greater confidence in your word of pardon.
Teach me to encourage others so they, too, may seek your tender compassion and come to know your peace, which nothing can take away.
I pray this in the name of Jesus, your Son, in whom you have restored me to life. Amen.
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DAY ONE:
January 21, 2017
Intercession
For the conversion of all hearts and the end to abortion.
Prayers
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be
Reflection

Pope Saint John Paul II described the “culture of life” as “the fruit of the culture of truth and of love” in his encyclical The Gospel of Life (no. 77). Do we build up the culture of life by living in truth and in love? Are we the kind of people whom a woman could and would come to if she found out she were pregnant and needed loving support and encouragement? How can we help those who suffer from the pain of abortion to experience God’s tender mercy? The brief articles in today’s “One Step Further” give suggestions for extending God’s merciful love to others.

Acts of Reparation (choose one)

  • Go to an abortion clinic and pray, or set aside an hour today to pray for those who are struggling with a decision of life or death for their unborn child.
  • Spend some time reflecting upon no. 77 of The Gospel of Life.
  • Use the Respect Life social media toolkit to build up a culture of life on social media.
One Step Further
If a woman who was unexpectedly pregnant came to you for support, would you know what to do? “10 Ways to Support Her When She’s Unexpectedly Expecting” provides simple, concrete tips for loving, life-affirming support. In “Bridges of Mercy for Post-Abortion Healing,” learn how you can be a bridge of God’s mercy for people suffering after abortion.
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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, January 20, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• President Donald Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood
• President Donald Trump: Children are “Infused With the Breath of Life by the Same Almighty Creator”
• Topless Pro-Abortion Protester Grabs Statue of Donald Trump by the Crotch at Its Unveiling
• Anti-Trump Protestors Set Fires, Break Windows, Vandalize Businesses, and Chant “No Cops”

More Pro-Life News

• Nancy Pelosi Trashes Pro-Life People: “They Pray on Sunday and Prey on People the Rest of the Week”
• Southwest Airlines Flight Turns on Pink Cabin Lights to Promote Planned Parenthood’s Pro-Abortion March
• WATCH: Protestor Becomes Completely Unglued As Donald Trump is Sworn In
• Doctors Told Fiona’s Parents to Abort Her Because She’d Only Live an Hour, Now She’s Two Weeks Old
• Woman Rejects Abortion After Seeing Her Baby’s Heart Beat on an Ultrasound
• President Donald Trump is the First Pro-Life President in Eight Years
• Hey “Women’s March” Feminists: Low Commitment Sex Doesn’t Promote Women’s Dignity
• Congressman Chris Smith: Stopping Abortion is the Most Important Human Rights Cause on Earth
• These 13 States Would Immediately Ban Abortions if Roe v. Wade is Overturned
• Former Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Manager: There’s One “Big Lie” It Wants Everyone to Believe
• Texas Pro-Life Law Cut Abortions 50% Before the Supreme Court Overturned It
• Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe: State Will Lose Business if Babies are Protected From Late-Term Abortions
• One-Third of Colorado Hospitals Refuse to Allow Doctors to Kill Patients in Assisted Suicide
• Virginia House Passes Resolution Calling Roe vs. Wade Anniversary a ‘Day of Tears’


President Donald Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood
A new report out today indicates President Donald Trump will sign an executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


President Donald Trump: Children are “Infused With the Breath of Life by the Same Almighty Creator”
Pro-life groups celebrated the inauguration of President Donald Trump and his commitment to pro-life policies on Friday, marking the end of an eight-year struggle to protect lives under a pro-abortion White House administration..

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Topless Pro-Abortion Protester Grabs Statue of Donald Trump by the Crotch at Its Unveiling
The international pro-abortion group FEMEN is at it again, this time launching a crude attack against President-elect Donald Trump.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

 

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact LifeNews at news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

WATCH: Protestor Becomes Completely Unglued As Donald Trump is Sworn In
The inauguration of Donald Trump was marked by an unprecedented amount of protests, some of which resulted in a whole lot of broken windows.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Doctors Told Fiona’s Parents to Abort Her Because She’d Only Live an Hour, Now She’s Two Weeks Old
Autumn and David Dunn were excited last spring when they learned that their fourth child was on the way.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Former Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Manager: There’s One “Big Lie” It Wants Everyone to Believe

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Did you know this Saturday there are hundreds of pro-abortion marches scheduled around the country? Abortion advocates are running scared because President-elect Trump made promises to nominate pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain.

Incredulously the main march has been named the “Women’s March on Washington,” which couldn’t be further from the truth. Don’t be fooled by the branding, it is a pro-abortion march. Don’t believe me? Just read their unity principles:

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education. This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education.
It is important that pro-life women are out at these marches being a voice for preborn babies and women betrayed by the abortion industry.

Having the right messaging is important, so if you need a sign, let us know as soon as possible. We may be able to get you a sign in time.

ACTION ITEM: Be a pro-life presence at a pro-abortion march this weekend and earn Rock for Life Street Team points.

If you attend and hold a pro-life sign, you can earn 5,000 Rock for Life Street Team points.

If you attend, hold a pro-life sign and wear a Rock for Life shirt you can earn 10,000 Rock for Life Street Team points.

If you attend, hold a pro-life sign, wear a Rock for Life shirt and bring 9 of your friends to join you, you can earn 20,000 Rock for Life Street Team points.

You must get a picture of you in action, send it to us and post it on social media using the hashtag #rflstreetteam.

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, you are welcome to join us. For meeting time and place, email us here.

If you are not in the Washington, D.C. area but would still like to be a pro-life presence at one of their “sister” marches, click here to find which one is closest to you.

If you are not a member of the Rock for Life Street Team click here for more info and click here to join.

Thanks for being a voice!

Rock for Life
9900 Courthouse Road
Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553
Office: 540.834.4600

Rock for Life
4755 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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Deacon John,

A new president takes the oath of office today in Washington, DC … and it is NOT the candidate Planned Parenthood spent upwards of $30 million to promote.

That’s why their CEO recently commented that this is “the most dangerous moment in Planned Parenthood’s history.”

It’s “dangerous” because you have shown up, prayed and saved lives at hundreds of their locations, costing them business … and now, the comfort of their tax funding is in jeopardy.

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This organization, according to its own numbers, did almost 324,000 abortions in one year alone and has assets of $1.4 billion. Its annual income was about $1.3 billion — $553 million of which (or 43% of the total) came from federal, state and local taxpayers — you!

Now they are in danger of losing all that tax money … and you can help on February 11 by joining the nationwide call to defund the abortion giant.

Get the details here:

http://defundplannedparenthood.com

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On that page … you’ll find a link to the nationwide series of vigils and events outside Planned Parenthood centers (many of which you will recognize as 40 Days for Life vigil sites). These events are designed to draw attention to Planned Parenthood and call for their defunding.

http://defundplannedparenthood.com

Don’t see a February 11 rally at your local Planned Parenthood center? Then maybe you’re being called to lead one! Just like 40 Days for Life vigils, these events are only held where local volunteers step up to answer the call — so it could be you!

You can also listen to the exclusive webcast giving you the details on what it will take to defund Planned Parenthood … along with information about their new counter attack, which will affect your community.

Listen to that webcast here:

http://defundplannedparenthood.com

These are exciting times! Defunding Planned Parenthood would save lives … and add to what you are doing at the grassroots level to end abortion.

Let’s pray that God will bless your work … and most importantly, that His will be done.

For life,

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Shawn Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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