BETHESDA, Maryland, October 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Shortly before daybreak on Saturday, October 10, Bishop Joseph Coffey and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato began the concelebration of a Mass for some 50 pro-life advocates gathered in a parking lot adjacent to late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart’s facility in Bethesda, Maryland.
In his homily, Bishop Coffey, Auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, stated that each of us is an “unrepeatable, unique work of God’s creation.” In opposing abortion and abortionists, we should “be kind, be gentle, but be persistent,” he continued.
Bishop Coffey mentioned that he prays for Carhart by name and asked everyone to do the same. He said that he prays for Carhart to experience a “St. Paul-like conversion.” If the atheist and abortionist Bernard Nathanson, who aborted over 60,000 babies including his own child, could convert to Catholicism, so could Carhart. It may take a miracle, said the bishop, but Catholics experience a miracle every time they attend Mass and the priest consecrates bread and wine transforming them into the body and blood of Our Lord.
In the upcoming election, the bishop continued, “we have to pray, and work, and vote accordingly.”
“There are always important issues to consider in every election, but the preeminent issue is life,” he stated. He further encouraged everyone to “never give up, never lose hope, never lose courage, and never lose the belief that someday this [abortion] will be illegal and unthinkable, just like slavery.”
At the conclusion of the Mass, the bishop led participants in a Eucharistic procession around the property of the abortion facility and blessed those attending. He then moved the group to a nearby area where the rosary was said for an end to abortion.
PETITION UPDATE (9/26/2020):
With President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we are closer than we have been in decades to seeing Roe vs. Wade overturned.
We now encourage the Senate to confirm Barrett as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Judge Barrett has a fantastic track recond on sanctity of life issues, has seven children, and is a devout believer. She is the perfect remedy for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's radical pro-abortionism.
Please READ the full story here: 'BREAKING: Trump nominates Catholic mom of 7 Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court'
And then, please SIGN this petition telling the High Court that it's now time to end the activist Roe vs. Wade judgment. Thank you!
PETITION UPDATE (6/29/2020):
In a decision which has imperiled more abortion-minded women, sentenced more preborn to death, and upset pro-lifers across the nation,the United States Supreme Court decided 5-4 to strike down a Louisiana law requiring basic medical precautions in the event of abortion complications, with Chief Justice John Roberts reversing his own past decision to uphold a similar Texas law.
Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion, which held that the Louisiana law was unconstitutional for the simple fact that it was “almost word-for-word identical” to the Texas one the court already struck down in 2016.
In his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Roberts acknowledged that he had “joined the dissent in Whole Woman’s Health and continue to believe that the case was wrongly decided. The question today however is not whether Whole Woman’s Health was right or wrong, but whether to adhere to it in deciding the present case.”
We call on the Supreme Court to stop supporting the culture of death and overturn Roe vs Wade, now.
PETITION UPDATE (1/20/2020):
Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in Washington, D.C., this coming Friday, January 24th, for the March for Life. They will be praying for an end to Roe vs Wade, as the Supreme Court will hear a crucial, abortion-related case later this year in March. United our voices can change the course of history. Sign this petition TODAY! (LEARN MORE BELOW)
PETITION UPDATE (1/3/2020):
In advance of the Supreme Court's hearing arguments in an important abortion case later this year in March, 207 U.S. Senators and Representatives have signed amicus briefs supporting a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital nearby an abortion center.
Some of these supporting briefs also suggest that now is the time to reconsider Roe vs Wade as sound law.
Please SIGN this petition, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Roe vs Wade.
More than 60 million Americans have been slaughtered in their mother's wombs as a result of Roe v. Wade. This activist, unconstitutional ruling in 1973 has left countless women emotionally and psychologically scarred.
It was believed by many that Roe would be overturned in 1992 with Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Despite having eight Republican-appointed judges at the time, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold it.
Since then, major gains have been made in the fight for life, and many lives have been saved.
However, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land, leaving millions of defenseless pre-born children vulnerable to murder.
According to a 2016 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35% of aborted babies are African American, despite black women only making up six percent of the U.S. population. 19% of aborted babies are Hispanic.
We thus again call on the court to do everything they can to end Roe vs Wade.
Now is the time for pro-lifers to join together and ensure that all of God's children have a right to life.
Roe v. Wade must come to an end!
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The Catholic Church teaches that abortion is evil in every case. Cathy Roth, the primary organizer of this 13th monthly ceremonial, said she was moved to do so because an intrinsic evil must be opposed both temporally and spiritually. To overcome it requires public witness and prayer, and in special circumstances the Mass and Eucharistic processions.
LeRoy Carhart euphemistically calls his business CARE, an acronym for Centers for Abortion & Reproductive Excellence. The term can easily mislead an angst-filled woman. He advertises “safe and compassionate” abortions up to 35 weeks gestation. In 2013, Carhart aborted the 33-week-old unborn child of Jennifer Morbelli. Just hours after leaving his facility, Morbelli was rushed to the emergency room of a nearby hospital where she died of abortion-related complications.
Bishop Coffey has been an advocate for the unborn for over 45 years. As a youngster, following the passage of Roe v. Wade, his parents often took their nine children to pro-life demonstrations. After college, he joined the rescue movement before discerning his priestly vocation. Now, having served almost 20 years as a military chaplain and being consecrated a bishop, he is once again active in pro-life activities.