Will Rockford’s Next Mayor Be Pro-Life?

Mayor 300xWill Rockford’s Next Mayor Be Pro-Life?

ProLifeCorner – 1- 26 -2017 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – Rockford’s current Mayor Larry Morrissey played an important part in ending abortion in Rockford. Mayor Morrissey is not running for reelection and a new mayor will be chosen on April 4th, 2017.

Here is the list of candidates running for Rockford Mayor so far: Local businessman, Ronnie Manns, is running on the Libertarian ticket. Third Ward Alderman, Tom McNamara, will run on the Democratic ticket. Sixth Ward Alderman, Pam Connell, is running on the Republican ticket. Community activist, Dr. Rudy Valdez, is running on the Independent ticket. Business owner, Brian Leggero is running on the Republican ticket.

The Rockford Pro-Life Initiative contacted all the mayoral candidate and asked their position on abortion and if they support Planned Parenthood. Below are the responses we received. Continue reading

WE MUST DEFEND LIFE IN ROCKFORD

WE MUST DEFEND LIFE IN ROCKFORD

ProLifeCorner – 1-15- 2017 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – This January is the five year anniversary of the closing of the Rockford abortion mill – and abortion supporters will be marching in Rockford.

On Saturday, January 21st, a so-called ‘Women’s March Rockford’ will take place in our city with one of its major goals being the promotion of abortion.  This march in Rockford is a coordinated event with similar marches taking place in many cities across the country.  They will be pushing a leftist political agenda, promoting abortion, and trying to protect Planned Parenthood from budget cuts. Some of the sponsoring pro-abortion organizations for these marches include: Continue reading

We Lost A Great Friend

R-Bradys-200x (1)We Lost A Great Friend

ProLifeCorner.com – 9-4-2016 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – Words cannot express the love and friendship the Rockford pro-life community has for Don and Mary Brady.  For decades they took care of pro-lifers every day the Rockford abortion mill was open.  They opened their hearts and the Rockford Labor News building they owned to help save babies from abortion. Don and Mary provided a warm smile, words of encouragement, coffee, donuts, and shelter from the heat, rain, and cold to people in need.

Don has passed away after years of loving his family, protecting the unborn, and serving Jesus Christ. : Funeral MASS will be on Tuesday, September 6, at 11:00 am at St. Bridget’s Church, 600 Clifford Avenue, Loves Park, IL with visitation [at St. Bridget’s] 1 Hour before Mass.
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Prayers For Peace

Prayers For Peace

Fatima tour 300xProLifeCorner.com – Rockford, Il – 2-27-2016 – The World Apostolate of Fatima’s Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace is underway and coming to Rockford!  The historic tour, marking the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, will feature the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue, traveling worldwide for nearly 70 years.

St. Bernadette Church 2400 Bell Ave in Rockford is hosting the tour on Tuesday September 13th, at 7:00pm. It will be an extraordinary occasion of healing, hope and grace. Continue reading

Being “Neutral” Only Helps The Oppressors

Being “Neutral” Only Helps The Oppressors

ProLifeCorner.com – 8-6-2016 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – The first thing that needs to be understood is the passage of SB 1564 means health care professionals and Pregnancy Care Centers starting January 1, 2017 will be legally bound to help any mother who wants to murder her baby find an abortion mill as well as tell her of the benefits of abortion. This is wrong and we know it.

That is why many were confused when the Catholic Bishops came out as “neutral” concerning this deadly law but this statement from the Illinois Catholic Conference and the Catholic Health Association tell the sad story.

“We reached an agreement with the bill’s sponsor that reflects the current medical practices in Catholic hospitals. Catholic health care ethicists and Catholic hospital lawyers participated in the negotiations.”

dante-hottest-place-in-hellCatholic hospitals have already been giving pregnant mothers information on where she can have the beating heart of her child stopped and the child’s tiny body crushed by an abortionist. In a Catholic Hospital, it appears from this statement above, all you have to do is ask where to get an abortion and you will be given contact information. Continue reading

Illinois Bishops “Neutral” On Abortion

Illinois Bishops “Neutral” On Abortion

ProLifeCorner– 8-1-2016 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – In a shocking Raunner 300xdevelopment the Illinois Conference of Catholic Bishops have declared themselves “neutral” on a controversial bill that would force pro-life medical professionals and pregnancy care centers to tell mothers about the “benefits” of abortion and give mothers information on where and how to end the life of her child in an abortion clinic.

Pro-lifers have worked very hard to defeat SB 1564 since it was passed in May but the Illinois Bishops, by taking a “neutral” position, have essentially sided with Planned Parenthood and the Illinois abortion lobby in criminalizing any medical professional or care center worker who refuses to send a mother to an abortion clinic. PDF This Link

SB 1564 also mandates that health care professionals and care centers tell mothers of the “benefits” of abortion. The Bishops statement says about this mandate,  we “Would rather not alter the law in any way.”  The Rockford Pro-Life Initiative is trying to figure out what the “benefits” are of the crushing of the skull, stopping the beating heart, and the brutal dismemberment of a little girl or boy in their mothers womb, but the Bishops of Illinois seem to have found something they find beneficial about this.
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A Woman of Love and Courage

A Woman of Love and Courage

Jesus 250xProLifeCorner-  Rockford Il.–  Sandra Mendoza had faithfully served her employer and the public at the Winnebago County Health Department for 18 years when her boss informed her she must begin referring mothers to abortion clinics.

Sandra had a choice.  She could quietly go along with this mandate.  After all who would know? She could rationalize that it isn’t her fault if a woman chooses an abortion.  Odds are the public would never find out and she has been at the WCHD for 18 years and no one would expect her to throw away her career and family income over this.

But Sandra knows a few things that her bosses at the Winnebago County Department of Public Health either don’t know or don’t care about.

 

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This Should Have Happened at 10th and Broadway Rockford

This Should Have Happened at 10th and Broadway Rockford

ProLifeCorner – Rockford Illinois- 1-12-2016 – by Editor – This picture is worth a thousand words and is what should happen to every abortion mill that is still standing. The powers to be in Rockford Illinois relieved Wayne Birmingham250xWebster of a large liability by buying the Northern Illinois Women’s Center. The slaughterhouse at 10th and Broadway has now become a liability to the taxpaying citizens of Rockford. It is the law abiding, tax paying citizens of Rockford who will be forced to bring this now closed clinic up to code; code that N.I.W.C. should have been held responsible for over 30 years ago.

Tearing down the killing center is a most appropriate way to acknowledge the infamous Roe v Wade decision that allowed these killing centers to open in the first place.  Each building annihilated will save the lives of countless unborn babies.  Let us pray in 2016 that more of these murderous places will close during the year.  Continue reading

Prayer Vigil in Rockford this Sunday

Prayer Vigil in Rockford this Sunday Postponed

Announcement:

Our pro-life prayer vigil planned for this Sunday Jan 3, has been postponed. 

Updated: Jan 2 2016  9.44 AM  CST only get this out … June :

Dan, who leads these prayer vigils and has all of our signs has an illness that will not allow him to be outside.  We are hoping he will be better in a few weeks so we can reschedule.

Sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to praying with you in the near future.

Please pray for Dan. May our Lord grant him a swift recovery from this illness.

May we suggest that you offer prayers this Sunday from 2 to 3 PM for the intentions of this prayer vigil.

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ProLifeCorner-  RockfordLifeAdvocates- Take a prayerful stand this Sunday!  Please join us this Sunday Jan 3, 2-3pm, at the Corner of State and Alpine for an hour of prayer to our Savior Jesus Christ and as a public witness against Panned Parenthood, abortion, and the culture of death.

In 2015 we saw the hellish evils of Planned Parenthood made public in a series of undercover video that showed beyond any doubt abortion is the murder of an innocent child.

In 2015 we also saw the political leaders of both political parties come together to give Planned Parenthood another over 500 million dollars to murder children. We also saw many religious leaders ignore or refuse to use their authority to protect unborn children.

In 2015 we have seen many good people take a stand for life.  From Pregnancy Care Centers serving mothers in need to pro-lifers around the world standing in public at abortion mills praying and offering love and help to any person in need of a friend.  We have also seen some politicians and clergy defend life.

In 2016 no matter the evil or good of the past year we must continue in our city as a public witness for Jesus Christ and to pray and stand in public for human life, for the souls of our neighbors, and against mass murder of babies by abortion.  If you are able please join us this Sunday Jan 3, 2-3pm, at the Corner of State and Alpine.

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We Lost A Friend- Barney Baxter, Rest In Peace

We Lost A Friend- Barney Baxter, Rest In Peace

UPDATED: 12 19 2015 – 6:30 PM

UPDATED: 12 19 2015 – 2:30 PM

ProLifeCorner-  Rockford Illinois- Rockford Pro-life Initiative-   At Barney 300xRockford’s abortion clinic whenever Barney Baxter arrived we knew it was time to pray.  Barney was a man of unshakable faith in the power of prayer and his love for anyone facing suffering was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.

Barney passed away on December 16th. He will be tremendously missed by his loving family and friends.

Even in his later years, as he faced health issues, Barney would continue to stand in public to pray and witness for an end to abortion.  Words cannot describe how he would encourage and build up other Christians in our common mission to share the love of Jesus with those in need.

Barney was a faithful Christian and family man who served his country and Church. He is also a dear friend and obedient servant to Christ and courageous defender of unborn children.  Barney will be greatly missed…….”well done good and faithful servant.” Continue reading