To all of our Pro-Life Friends

We thank you for all the work you do to defend the lives of the unborn. Just as E. A. Bucchianeri said, “Abortion should be listed as a weapon of mass destruction against the voiceless.” We at March For Life New York have prayerfully set the following goals:

1. To teach the masses about the crime of killing unborn babies!
2. To introduce the world to the awesome organizations that the Lord has raised up to enter into the battle!
3. To create a large coalition of like-minded Pro-Lifers to end abortion. Roe must go!!!

This is how we approached number 1. We have created the radio program, “March For Life New York Radio,” to help educate the world of the horrors of abortion. The show can be found at,

This is how we approached number 2. Many of you have appeared on our radio show and have made the world aware of what’s going on with abortion and how your organization is battling on the front. We truly appreciate what you do and we want the global Pro-Life movement to support you. To that end we have simulcasted our radio show to enlarge our reach. This can be found at,

This is how we approached number 3. For us to create a large coalition of Pro-Lifers we require your help. We’re asking you to reach out to your constituents and let them know about our radio show, March For Life New York Radio,, and ask them to go to the link and follow the show. We would also like for them to follow our simulcast, We are also asking you to have them go to our website, to see how they can get involved.

Finally, we truly want to promote your programs and activities throughout our medium. If you would like for us to announce an event that your organization is sponsoring e-mail us at no later than 5 days before our Monday air dates. Make sure you include all your contact info as well as your website address.

About March For Life New York, Inc.

The Remnant Awakening was birthed during a prayer meeting at Grace & Truth Church. Its purpose was to take a stand for the Word of God, and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a Nation that has fallen away from the truth of God’s Word.

The Remnant Awakening desires to hold fast to their freedom as Americans to live their Christian faith without obstruction from the Government or any other institution that would try to take away that freedom.

To actively be involved in overturning the ungodly law of Roe v Wade, and to put an end to the horrific evil of abortion.
To proclaim and maintain the sanctity of marriage as between 1 man and 1 woman.

To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ with love, mercy, and grace. To be compassionate, but strong, in our defense of the gospel, and to be a light in the darkness of a Nation given over to the things of this world.

The founding members of the Remnant Awakening are:
Pastor Jim Lupis
Pastor Joni Lupis
Reverend James Nemley

Andrew White
Ken Auerbach
Patricia Serrante
Nancy Serrante
Patricia Nicholas
Joseph Cipriano
Rachel Cipriano
Jackie Carey
Jean Marie Prince

In January 2016, Pastors Jim and Joni Lupis, and other members of Remnant, were on their way to Washington D.C. for the March for Life — their cars were packed and their hotel rooms were booked. The night before they left, Pastor Joni got a message from a pro-lifer who was to speak in Washington at the March. She told her not to come because a huge snow was taking over Washington and many who were already there were leaving the area. The group was so disappointed. Many who were going by bus, told Pastor Lupis the buses were canceled. They were all disappointed. Pastor Joni began to pray and the Lord answered her and told her to have a March For Life New York. On January 24, 2016 Pastor Joni began to work day and night, and on April 30, 2016, we had our first March for Life New York!!!

The Founders of March For Life New York and MFLNY Radio are:

Pastor Joni Lupis-President/Founder
VP -Andy White
VP -James Nemley
Secretary/ Treasurer Pastor Jim Lupis

Pastor Joni Lupis
Pastor Jim Lupis
Rev. James Nemley

Producer-Rachel Cipriano
Camera man -Joe Cipriano

About Our Honoree Timothy Jaccard

On a recent Friday afternoon, Tim Jaccard saved another baby — a 5-pound, 13-ounce girl, born to a woman from upstate in her 20s who had been raped and didn’t want to raise the infant.

Two weeks earlier, the woman had called the Bellmore crisis center Jaccard established years ago. Because she was 36 weeks pregnant and close to delivery, the call was transferred to Jaccard, 65, a retired Nassau police ambulance medical technician, who founded AMT Children of Hope to save newborns from being abandoned.

“She said, ‘I cannot parent this child,’ ” Jaccard recalled. “She started crying and I calmed her down.” And he gave her two options: Stay home and have the baby in a nearby hospital using the name “Jane Doe Hope,” or wait until she was 38 weeks along and then come to the safe house next door to Jaccard’s home in Wantagh to deliver the baby.

She chose the safe house, and when she went into labor, a doctor was there to help. Jaccard, who has delivered many babies as an AMT, said the woman signed papers relinquishing the infant and wanted to leave immediately after the birth. When Jaccard was sure she was medically stable, he drove her home. The baby was taken to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside before Child Protective Services took custody and will be placed with a foster couple who want to adopt.

The newborn is among more than 3,000 infants saved nationwide since Jaccard founded AMT Children of Hope in 1998. All have been adopted. Since he began his mission, the organization has opened crisis center hotlines in Ohio, Massachusetts, Florida, California, Indiana and Bellmore to field calls across the country. Last year, the Bellmore office received more than 2,000 calls.

Children of Hope was started 17 years ago after Jaccard responded to an emergency call in Hempstead where a newborn was found dead, facedown in a toilet. “I was crying in the courthouse,” Jaccard recalled. “It was very emotional to find a child had been lost and murdered.” Within the next few weeks, there were three more infanticides.

At first, Jaccard’s goal was to give a proper burial to each infant in Nassau who had met the same fate. He became their legal guardian and named them before they were buried in a large plot he purchased at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood in Westbury. When emergency workers in nearby jurisdictions — Suffolk, Manhattan and the Bronx, among others — heard about Jaccard’s work, they began calling and asking him to bury the abandoned newborns found dead in their communities.

The burials are a kindness he continues today. For each child, there is a church service and a baptism. “It’s sad, but yes, at the same time in my heart I know that this child is now part of our family and will stay in our family,” Jaccard said. All of the grave markers carry the same last name — Hope. To date, more than 120 infants have been buried at Holy Rood.

In the spring of 1999, Jaccard established a crisis center at Nassau County police headquarters and a year later opened the Long Island Crisis Center and hotline in Bellmore. That same year, Jaccard crafted the first safe haven law that was passed in Texas, allowing a woman to go to a hospital or other designated safe haven and give up her baby anonymously. The following year, the Infant Abandonment Protection Act was enacted by the New York State Legislature, allowing mothers to surrender newborns without prosecution. Jaccard’s persistent lobbying efforts resulted in getting a safe haven law passed in all 50 states.

Over the years, Children of Hope ( has broadened its goals, educating students and coaxing hospitals and fire departments to help women who don’t intend to keep their newborns, to have safe births anonymously. The nonprofit organization has fundraising events to help support its work.

March Postponed

Due to the lockdown of New York State and out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing the March For Life NY. No pandemic will permanently stop our fight to uphold the dignity of all human life, born or unborn, but out of necessity, we must postpone the May 18th March. Follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our mailing list for continued information. This site will be updated as soon as new information is available.