40 Days for Life Concludes — 402 Babies Saved

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SHAWN CARNEY, CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR, 40 DAYS FOR LIFE

“Children who were scheduled to be aborted are alive today … because over these past 40 days, God blessed your prayers and peaceful vigil. In fact, we know of 402 babies saved from abortion during this 40 Days for Life campaign!

20150329_152357 The Spring 2015 40 Days for Life vigil drew to a close at 3 p.m. Sunday in Rockland and in hundreds of locations across America and around the world.

The closing prayer service on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley, attended by over 40 members of the Rockland 40 Days for Life project, was led by Msgr. Robert McCabe of St. Mary of the Assumption in Haverstraw.

Rockland Right to Life would like to express our admiration and gratitude for  the 40 Days for Life group — all the organizers and volunteers — who witnessed so bravely throughout the harsh winter days against a culture of death in our midst.

P3300159You showed how brightly light can shine when it is brought into the darkness –and testified to the hope that one day the darkness of abortion itself will be scattered by the light and warmth of your love.

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BELOW ARE MORE PHOTOS FROM THE CLOSING CEREMONIES AND THE FINAL WEEK OF THE 40 DAYS FOR LIFE: To enlarge a photo, click on it and then you can use the arrow to the right to advance thru the slide show of photos.

40 Days for Life: An Amazing Visitor

Untitled-1On March 25, the  Feast of the Annunciation, one of the traveling missionary images of Our Lady of Guadalupe arrived in Rockland County.

Replicas of the miraculous image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the basilica in Mexico City, the traveling images have journeyed to thousands of sites across  America over the past 15 years to bring foster conversions, reverence for life, sanctity of the family, and solidarity of the Church.

The image was displayed at the 40 Days for Life prayer site at Perlman Drive in Spring Valley, the chapel of St. Margaret’s in Pearl River for the Cenacle of Life, and at the Sisters of Life  Motherhouse in Suffern.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the pro-life movement and a smaller poster of the famous image stands every day at the prayer site in Spring Valley outside the Planned Parenthood office.

There is a prayer on the reverse side of the poster consecrating the 40 Days vigil to the Blessed Virgin and asking her help to bring about an end to abortion and a shuttering of facillities like Planned Parenthood, which promote it. 0325152034c 0325152124a-e

NYS Assembly Passes Stand-Alone Abortion Expansion

From NYS Right to Life:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY PASSES DANGEROUS EXPANSION OF ABORTION IN THE THIRD TRIMESTER

[Note: All three Assembly legislators representing Rockland County voted FOR this pro-abortion bill: Ken Zebrowski, Ellen Jaffe, and James Skoufis. Skoufis and Zebrowski even co-sponsored it]

ALBANY – Today in a vote of 94-49 the New York State Assembly approved passage of AB 6221, the extreme stand-alone 10th point from the previously packaged 10-point Women’s Equality Act, which would expand third-trimester abortions and allow non-doctors to perform abortions. Since 2013, abortion advocates have been holding the Women’s Equality Act hostage to this single dangerous bill, refusing to break the 10-point bill up. This session, however, the will of the voters was finally heard, and the stand-alone bills have been considered. “Expanding cruel and brutal third-trimester abortions has long been a goal of the anti-life lobby who never met an abortion they didn’t like,” said Lori Kehoe, New York State Right to Life executive director. “With no regard for the fully developed unborn baby who is violently dismembered, or otherwise killed, the New York State Assembly once again put the abortion lobby above New York State women and their children.”

AB 6221, sponsored by Assemblywoman Glick, would change existing New York State law, which currently allows for abortion in the third trimester when the mother’s life is in danger, to allow abortion on-demand throughout all nine months. The law would be changed to allow abortion for any reason deemed “relevant to the well-being of the patient” including physical, emotional, psychological, and familial factors, and the mother’s age.

AB 6221 has no interest in the life of the living, developed, unborn human child, stripping away any protections the smallest members of our human family have. “We now look once again to the Senate to hold the line in defense of the children which happens to also be in accordance with the will of the rest of the people,” added Kehoe. “It is ridiculous that in 2015, with all the technology at our disposal, we are still arguing whether or not an eight month old baby in the womb deserves protection. It is doubtful that our descendants will look kindly upon this period in our history, when we fought for the right to dismember babies weeks, days and even minutes before birth.”   New York State Right to Life will be discussing this and other attacks on members of the human family at our free-to-the-public Lobby for Life Day on April 29 at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. 

New York State Right to Life is the oldest and largest pro-life organization in New York. An affiliate of National Right to Life, NYSRTL works through education, legislation, and political action to protect the unborn, elderly, and medically vulnerable among us.

Respect Life Group Marches In Pearl River

A classic St. Patrick’s Day — brilliant, clear sky, brisk wind, a warm, early spring sun shining down on all! Members of the Rockland prolife community marched under the banner of “Respect Life” in the Ancient Order of Hibernians’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pearl River on Sunday, March 22.

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40 Days for Life — Week 4

popefrancisWHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT 40 DAYS FOR LIFE

POPE FRANCIS, VIA VATICAN SECRETARIAT OF STATE

“The Holy Father greatly appreciates the dedicated work that you and everyone involved in 40 Days for Life are engaged in to promote respect for the lives of all unborn children. His Holiness assures you of his prayerful support for you, your colleagues and all those whose prayer, fasting and sacrifices are saving countless lives and giving glory to God.”

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The Care-Net Pregnancy Center of Rockland is in this building at 2 Perlman Drive in Spring Valley.

Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in America, has an office in the strip mall near our prayer site on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley. Which is exactly why we’re there.

But right across the street, there’s another building. That’s where the Care-Net Pregnancy Center of Rockland has its office — a place where women with unplanned and unwanted pregancies can come for honest information, where they can feel safe and share how they feel, a haven where there is caring and help in bringing their baby to term.

“Saving countless lives and giving glory to God”  — that’s what goes on at Care-Net.  We pray for many things at the 40 Days for Life, and blessings for our friends at Care-Net are one of them.

Planned Parenthood with their van at the Rockland YouthFest at Rockland Community College on March 15

Planned Parenthood with their van at the Rockland YouthFest at Rockland Community College on March 15

And a few booths away, there was Care-Net of Rockland County, offering our youth quite a different message.

And a few booths away, there was Care-Net of Rockland County, offering our youth quite a different message.

The Rockland 40 Days for Life takes place every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley. It is peaceful and prayerful. It continues overnight  from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel of St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville.

For more information on how to participate, please e-mail RachelMinister1@aol.com or call 845-492-6709.

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BELOW: To enlarge a photo, click on it and then you can use the arrow to the right to advance thru the slide show of photos from Week 4.

Senate Dems Stop Vote on Bill to Help Sex Trafficking Victims

Senate sealA bill to strengthen laws against sex trafficking passed the NY State Assembly unanimously yesterday.

But things did not go so well for sex trafficking legislation on the federal level in Washington, D.C.

Today Senate Democrats blocked a vote on a bill to help victims of sex trafficking because it would not allow a proposed victims’ compensation fund to be used to pay for abortions.

The vote was 55-43, with both senators from New York, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillebrand voting to block debate on the bill.

Further votes to break the Democratic filibuster are expected this week.

Read more about it here.

NYS Assembly Begins To Vote Separately on Women’s Equality Issues

Today the NYS Assembly unbundled the elements of the Women’s Equality Act (WEA) and passed an individual bill focused on toughening the penalties for sex trafficking and providing more support for victims.

This seems to signal a break from last year when the Assembly passed the entire 10-point WEA package — including the controversial abortion expansion bill — only to see the whole WEA die at the end of the session when the Senate eliminated the abortion measure but passed the other nine women’s rights components individually. The Assembly, in response, maintained that the abortion plank was an indivisible part of women’s equality and refused to vote separately on any of the individual bills the Senate presented them with. As a result, none of the WEA provisions became law last year.

Now that the Senate Republicans hold the majority in that house after winning in  November, the Assembly’s strategy of holding the whole WEA hostage to the passage of the abortion expansion bill has changed.

Again, it’s an example of how much your vote counts.

Today’s bill passed unanimously. The Senate has already passed their version of this bill.

Assembly breaks up Women’s Equality Act, passes sex trafficking bill ~ Politics on the Hudson