January 23, 2020

“By The Babe Unborn”
By G.K. Chesterton

If trees were tall and grasses short,
As in some crazy tale,
If here and there a sea were blue
Beyond the breaking pale,
If a fixed fire hung in the air
To warm me one day through,
If deep green hair grew on great hills,
I know what I should do.
In dark I lie: dreaming that there
Are great eyes cold or kind,
And twisted streets and silent doors,
And living men behind.
Let storm-clouds come: better an hour,
And leave to weep and fight,
Than all the ages I have ruled
The empires of the night.
I think that if they gave me leave
Within that world to stand,
I would be good through all the day
I spent in fairyland.
They should not hear a word from me
Of selfishness or scorn,
If only I could
find the door,
If only I were born.

(Thank you Ed Kurzanski for submitting this.)

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YOUTH CONTESTS FOR OHIO RESIDENTS SPONSORED BY
FOUNDATION FOR LIFE IN TOLEDO

 
2019/2020 Billboard / Bumper Sticker Contest
For Students Ages 12-22 Ohio Resident
Bumper Sticker / Billboard should address
a specific pro-life theme.
Entries must be received by April 3, 2020

2019/2020 Video Contest
For Students Age 12-22 Ohio Resident
Videos can be from 230 seconds to 3 minutes in length
Each film should address
a specific pro-life theme.
Entries must be received by April 3, 2020

2019/2020 Pro-Life Creative Writing Contest
For Students Ages 12-22 Ohio Resident
Writings should address
a specific pro-life theme.
Entries must be received by April 3, 2020

Go HERE for contest rules and submission details.


Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati’s 2020 PRO-LIFE POSTER CONTEST
The Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati Pro-Life Poster Contest is open to all  students in kindergarten through 8th grade from private, public, home schools or home. There are three age categories: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. Cash prizes and prize ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded in each age group. All participants will receive a certificate of  participation.
Each poster will be evaluated on its originality, use of medium, interpretation of theme and  presentation of a pro-life message, and overall effect. Please no copyrighted material. This year’s theme is “Protect all life.” This is a great  opportunity to have students think about how they support our value as humans from conception until  natural death. Be creative and show your
 support of the born and unborn!
Deadline for entries is March 31, 2020. Please note the size requirement of 9” x 12”. If you have any questions, please call Karen Byrne at the Right to Life office, 513/728-7870 ext. 206. We look forward to seeing your creative and  inspiring artwork!
Get entry forms and rules HERE


Life Works Ohio's Annual Respect Life Art, Essay & Poetry Contest
For Students in Grades 4-12
Enter now!
Cash prizes will be awarded!
Contest Details HERE: Grades 4-6
Contest Details HERE: Grades 7-8
Contest Details HERE: Grades 9-12

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Lake County Right to Life’s Annual Winter Life Event

“I called you by name.” ~ Isaiah 43:1

 

Have you or a loved one suffered a miscarriage, still birth or infant loss? You are not alone.

 

Come hear the heartfelt testimonies of Patrick O’Hearn, Jacque Cicchella and Susan McIlroy who have suffered the loss of their own children through miscarriage and let them answer any questions you may have.

 

Please join us Sunday, February 16, 2020

Outdoor silent pro-life witness begins at 2pm.

Meet at the St. Mary of the Assumption’s School gym,

 8540 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, Ohio 44060

Indoor program begins at 3pm.

Cookies and hot beverages will be provided.

 

Grieving resources will be made available.

Nursery of Heaven by Patrick O’Hearn and Cassie Everts available for purchase.

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A raffle of a framed 12x16 print of the cover art for Nursery of Heaven will take place to benefit Lake County Right to Life.

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March 6-7th, 2020 -- Embassy Suites, Independence, Ohio
PAVEING THE WAY THROUGH...PRAYER  ACTION  VOTING  EDUCATION

2020 Bringing America Back to Life
Friday-Saturday, March 6th-7th

Dr. Alan Keyes
Conservative Commentator and Past Presidential Candidate
Back by Popular Demand - No Exceptions, No Abortion
Alan Keyes.  Need we say more?  What a powerhouse of energy, clarity, and inspiration.  Alan's Keynote Breakfast Presentation at last year's Bringing America Back to Life Convention was one of the most popular, because of Alan's ability to speak to the very core of the abortion issue.  If we truly call ourselves pro-life, then we must NOT accept anything but the complete banning of abortion.  We will never win this fight until abortion becomes unthinkable, unimaginable, and unacceptable.  Do you ever get discouraged with all the pro-death news and culture?  If you want to be inspired, rejuvenated, and reinvigorated, you must come listen to this great man speak!  Alan Keyes is sure to rekindle your fire for life.
Reserve Your Tickets by Clicking HERE

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Coming to a Country Near You: Euthanasia & Assisted Death
Alex Schadenberg's name has become synonymous with the fight against Euthanasia and Assisted Death.  Alex is the executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, and he travels the world warning of this slippery slope.  He is also the co-producer of the successful truth-telling film Fatal Flaws: Legalizing Assisted Death, uncovering the truth behind the twisted agenda of the so-called "death with dignity" culture.  If you think Euthanasia isn't something that you need to worry about, think again.  Euthanasia is fast becoming one of the MOST important topics of our time, with proponents working tirelessly behind the scenes to systematically topple and undermine our health institutions.  Come listen to Alex at this year's Bringing America Back to Life Convention to break down their strategy and learn how we can fight back.  He could not be returning to our Convention at a more appropriate time!

Reserve Your Tickets by Clicking HERE
Make Your Hotel Reservations Today and get the block room rate HERE
Student Discounts Available!  Click HERE for details about student scholarships!

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Q & A AND DISCUSSION TIME FOR PRAYER AND REFLECTION
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"It's A Matter Of Life..." by Denver Sallee

The pro death crowd likes to frame the debate by telling us, often profanely, that we have no right to tell a woman that she must bear a child. We absolutely agree. No one has the right to tell a woman she has to have a child. The pro-life movement has never suggested that women should be required to have children. However, it is a biological fact that when a woman is pregnant she already has a child. Our argument is that this child should not be killed by abortion.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

January 2020, Orders for Dawn Slike's Christian scarves will be taken. All proceeds will benefit Lake County Right to Life. FMI call 440-862-1337.

January 25, 2020 The Knights of Columbus Geneva-Madison Council is planning a March for Life from 12-3PM on Saturday, January 25th. We will commence at Assumption Church on Route 20 (W. Main St.) and Lockwood Street in Geneva and march 1/2 mile to the Rotary Pavilion next to the Geneva Community Center on Rt. 20 (near the main intersection with Rt. 534). For those unable to march there is public parking behind the pavilion. Weather depending, we will stand on both sides of Rt. 20 for approximately an hour, then March back to the church hall to hear a speaker from the Mya Women's Center (and warm up!). FMI Ed Kurzanski 443-306-4979


February 8, 2020 - Saturday: St. Helen Church Pro-Life Dinner at 6 pm with Guest Speaker, Bobby Schindler, brother of Terry Schiavo. For tickets ($15 donation) call Clare O'Brien 440-668-3383 or St. Helen's Parish Office 440-5654-5805.

Lake County Right to Life's
Winter Life Event
Sunday, February 16th 
Please save the date for Lake County Right to Life's annual Winter Life Event, February 16, 2020 at St. Mary's School gym in Mentor, which will include a panel discussion on the topic of infant loss as well as resources for grieving. Patrick O'Hearn, co-author of Nursery of Heaven, will be the guest speaker along with a panel of women who have experienced infant loss. See above for details.

February 25 - Tuesday:  Kickoff Rally will be hosted by St. Justin Martyr Church - 35781 Stevens Blvd - Eastlake - 44095 beginning at 7 PM in the gym. Keynote Speaker is Fr. Daniel Bowen O. de M. Mass prior to the rally will be celebrated at 6 PM by Fr. Kevin Liebhardt.

March 6-7, 2020 / Friday-Saturday: Bringing America Back To Life Convention sponsored by Cleveland Right To Life at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Independence. https://bringingamericabacktolife.org/
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LET US PRAY

For the repose of Kathy Romano's soul and for her grieving family.
For Stephen Stoldt's son, Stephen , who will be having hernia surgery on Friday.
For baby John Cosmas Chavez who will be having heart surgery on Friday.
For 3 year old Phil Wayner who has been diagnosed with leukemia.
For Stephen Chase who has a mass on his pancreas.
For Kathy Brent's recovery.
In Jesus' name we pray for all of these people. Heal them Lord of all that ails them. Amen.