We’re happy to report a call from pro-life state Senator Michele Brooks (PA Senate District 50), she has confirmed her appearance at the Right To Life Breakfast at Erie’s Bayfront Convention Center. The Pro-Life Breakfast this Saturday!
Senator Brooks represents all of Crawford County and Mercer County and parts of Erie County and Warren County.
Michelle Brooks has worked very hard on a state level to insure that unborn children have every opportunity to be born in the face of a Femocratic Governor who’s Democratic affiliation and idealism leads the Governor to destroy life.
January 22nd marks the annual date which commentates the Roe V. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the United States.
The events special guest speaker Ann McElhinney and her husband on the Mark Steyn Show.
Ann will speak at the 40th Annual Pro-Life Breakfast as well.
the official news release follows.
January 10, 2018
SUBJECT: 40th Annual Pro-Life Breakfast this Saturday,
Bayfront Convention Center, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Doors will open at 8 a.m.
A limited number of tickets are still available. The cost is $16 for ages over 12 and $8 for ages 3-12. Younger children are welcome to attend free of charge. Free childcare will be available.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
Our Special Guest Speaker will be Ann McElhinney, co-producer of Gosnell, the movie, and coauthor of the book Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Pro-Lific Serial Killer. This “untold story” was almost completely ignored by the U.S. national news media until a groundswell of public criticism compelled the media to pay some attention, but only after the criminal trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell was well-underway.
Gosnell: The Untold Story ranked #3 on the Amazon best-seller list last January and is also a New York Times best-seller.
Gosnell was convicted of first degree murder in the deaths for three late-term babies who were delivered alive in his Philadelphia abortion facility. The babies were killed by severing their spinal cords with scissors taken to the back of their necks. These three babies were representative of at least several hundred babies thought to have been killed in this manner.
Gosnell and his “house of horrors” abortion facility were finally investigated (after decades of complaints and sham investigations) by a grand jury, And that occurred only after a Philadelphia narcotics officer, on his own initiative, began investigating the death, at Gosnell’s hands, of a Bhutanese refugee named Karnamaya Mongar. Mongar was the second woman to die after serious maltreatment by Gosnell. Her death was the result of massive overdose of anesthesia and sedatives by Gosnell’s incompetent, untrained assistants.
More sensational perhaps, than Gosnell’s malevolence, was the response –or rather non-response– from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to complaints and glaring indications of the very serious malpractice that was taking place at this “house of horrors” over several decades.
The callous attitude of the bureaucrats in Harrisburg (and Philadelphia) looks suspiciously like a the result of a serious disregard for the primarily poor, underprivileged, minority women who were Gosnell’s main clientele. It is clear that this lax, look-the-other-way posture toward abortion in Pennsylvania began under the administration of “pro-choice republican” Governor Tom Ridge.
There will be a special presentation of People for Life’s WAGNER AWARD to Lois Borowy, wife of the late Mark Borowy, and the Borowy family. Mark was a popular member of the Erie community, including the pro-life community, who passed away in May 2017.
The following government officials are planning to attend, and several will speak briefly:
* Mr. Matt Blackburn Western Pennsylvania Director for U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (representing Sen. Toomey)
* The Honorable Michele Brooks** State Senator, Pennsylvania 50th Senatorial District
* The Honorable Mike Kelly U.S. Representative, Pennsylvania 3rd Congressional District and Mrs. Kelly
* The Honorable Brad Roae State Representative, Pennsylvania 5th Legislative District
* The Honorable Curt Sonney State Representative, Pennsylvania 4th Legislative District
* The Honorable Glenn “GT” Thompson U.S. Representative, Pennsylvania 5th Congressional District
* The Honorable Parke Wentling State Representative, Pennsylvania 17th Legislative District
The following Erie-area religious leaders will participate in the program:
* Sister Mary Helen Forney SSJ Sisters of St. Joseph
* Reverend Jim Grove Lead Pastor, Realife Assembly of God, Erie
* Very Reverend Father Daniel Mathewson Archpriest, Sts. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, Crossingville
* Most Revered Lawrence T. Persico Bishop of the Erie Catholic Diocese
** Senator Brooks is the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 3, pro-life legislation that was recently vetoed by Governor Tom Wolf. The bill would update Pennsylvania’s 30-year old abortion law to reflect the current state of medical knowledge and technology. The bill would protect babies in the sixth month of pregnancy, who are so very obviously complete, sentient human beings. These are babies who can sometimes survive premature delivery, who can receive surgery in utero, who can experience pain, and who evidence their humanity in a myriad of different ways. The bill would also prohibit an especially brutal abortion procedure in which the living child is torn apart limb by limb and bleeds to death during the course of his or her abortion.
OTHER EVENTS THIS MONTH
People for Life’s 45th annual Bus Trip to the March for Life in Washington, DC will get underway at 11 p.m. on Thursday evening, January 18. The DC March for Life will take place on Friday, January 19. People for Life will send three buses. A few seats are still available.
The annual Erie March for Life will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2018. It will begin at 11 a.m. Marchers are asked to gather in Perry Square at the Pavilion by 10:15 a.m.
People for Life has been active in northwestern Pennsylvania since 1973. We are a volunteer-based, non-sectarian and non-partisan organization dedicated to establishing and preserving legal protection for the lives of all human beings: protection from abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and medical experimentation that does not maintain respect the life of the human subject.