April 19, 2018

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Please join us this Saturday at Bedford Heights Planned Parenthood as we join the national Protest Planned Parenthood event. The event runs from 9-11am. Address is listed
under upcoming events.


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The Pro-Life Response to FPA's "Reproductive Expert's Chat with Teens"

Chat with Jessica from Ashtabula County Friends for Life
5/2/2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ashtabula Public Library
Meeting Room A
Meet with Jessica from Friends for Life for a chat answering questions about reproduction.
Open to teens in grades 6-12.

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I understand that some of you may be wondering why Mike DeWine was not endorsed by RTLACO. Firstly, he did not take the survey by which RTLACO could make that determination. We do not know why he refused to take the survey.

I just received this piece and thought I would share it with our readers. I find it a bit disturbing. You be the judge:


Mike DeWine says he is “100% pro-life” but when you’re not looking he has confirmed Liberal, pro-Planned Parenthood Judges.
 
• Instead of fighting for conservative jurists nominated by President George W. Bush, DeWine joined with Democrats and liberal Republicans to undermine 10 of the most conservative judicial nominees. They became known as the Gang of 14.(1)
• DeWine voted YES on Merrick Garland (later nominated by Obama to the Supreme Court), even Mitch McConnell voted NAY.(2)
• DeWine voted YES on Sonia Sotomayor when even John McCain and Mitch McConnell voted NAY.(3) 
 
But that’s not all… DeWine’s support of liberal justices has undermined the pro-Life community here at home, in Ohio.
 
Mike DeWine is the reason why Planned Parenthood still can receive Medicaid money in Ohio. 
 
In 2016, when even John Kasich did the right thing, and signed House Bill 294 sponsored by a pro-life Democratic Rep. Bill Patmon of Cleveland and Republican Rep. Margaret Conditt of Butler County, DeWine’s liberal antics 10 years ago is the reason why Planned Parenthood is still getting state funding.
 
House Bill 294 was passed in February 2016, signed by the Governor and went into effect in May, but Judge Michael R. Barrett of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio issued a restraining order preventing the state from enforcing the law!(4 )
 
Instead of fighting this himself, DeWine let his Assistant Attorney Generals take lead on this case. Was it because Judge Michael R. Barrett was shepherded onto the bench by Mike DeWine in 2006?
 
When Mike DeWine blocked conservative appellate nominees like Peter Keisler, Robert J. Conrad and Steve A. Matthews and made sure they never even got a hearing, DeWine went to the mat to get a Planned Parenthood Progressive judge on the bench, here at home, right in Cincinnati. 
 
Speaking on the floor of the Senate D.C. DeWine said, “Mr. Barrett is an outstanding attorney, a man who has shown his dedication to public and community service throughout his life. I am confident he will be an excellent addition to the bench.”
 
Judge Michael R. Barrett, the ACTIVIST judge who stood for Planned Parenthood, and ruled against the state of Ohio is the man that Mike Dewine said, “is a good person… Michael Barrett is an outstanding nominee. I am proud to support his nomination, and I urge my colleagues to do the same.”
 

Watch the video: https://www.c-span.org/video/?192278-1/senate-session (You will have to fast forward a bit before Mike DeWine appears in the video).
 
 1http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/05/24/filibuster.fight/
2 https://projects.propublica.org/represent/votes/105/senate/1/34
3 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=105&session=2&vote=00295 
4 http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2016/05/federal_judge_blocks_ohios_law.html  


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This in from Cincinnati RTL: 


6th Circuit Court Rules Ohio Planned Parenthood Defunding Unconstitutional    
Taxpayers Must Finance Grants to Abortionists 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 18, 2018 (Cincinnati, OH):
August 3rd, 2017 the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (Judges Eugene Siler, Eric Clay, and Helene White) heard Case 1:16-cv-00539 Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio v. Lance Himes, at Potter Stewart Courthouse in Cincinnati,.
Planned Parenthood of Ohio and Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio (which includes its surgical abortion headquarters on Auburn Ave. in Cincinnati) petitioned the Court to uphold an Ohio federal court's decision that the state cannot cut some of its federal taxpayer funds because they do abortions.
The 6th Circuit Court has ruled unconstitutional the Ohio law cutting five federal grants to Ohio abortionists. Taxpayers must continue to underwrite these grant projects for the abortion industry.
"True healthcare heals, but abortion is a destructive invasive procedure that kills tiny human beings," said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. "We join the many citizens who oppose our tax dollars funding such violence and brutality, which demeans women and men and is lethal for their unborn children."
April of last year, President Trump signed legislation allowing states to withhold federal family planning dollars from facilities that provide abortion.
Background:
February 22nd, 2016 Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 294 (lead sponsors Representatives Bill Patmon and Margy Conditt) to block abortionists in Ohio from qualifying for five federal funding programs administered by the Ohio Department of Health.
The bill redirects state-administered grants-approximately $1.3 million-away from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
Planned Parenthood filed suit May 11, 2016 in federal court to block the law from being enforced. Judge Michael Barrett granted Planned Parenthood a temporary stay then permanent injunction, thus the law has not been in effect and Planned Parenthood has operated as usual.
Planned Parenthood says the cuts would not close any of its 28 facilities in Ohio, but would reduce funds for some non-abortion programs. The law does not affect Medicaid reimbursements, a large source of government funding, which still goes to this leading abortion chain.
Planned Parenthood was represented in this case by Jennifer L. Branch and Alphonse A. Gerhardstein of Gerhardstein & Branch Co. LPA, Helene Krasnoff and Carrie Y. Flaxman of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Paul R.Q. Wolfson, Kimberly A. Parker, John B. Sprangers, Alan E. Schoenfeld, Stephanie Simon and Michelle Nicole Diamond of WilmerHale.
The state was represented by State Solicitor Eric E. Murphy, Deputy Solicitor Hannah C. Wilson and Assistant Attorneys General Ryan L. Richardson and Zachery P. Keller.

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This in from Priests for Life:


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Dear Friends,

We continue to ask for your help in supporting Baby Alfie and his parents, who are fighting for his life in the UK, where neither the hospital nor the courts are willing to give him basic treatment.
And Pope Francis asks your help too! He sent out a tweet the other day saying that he hopes this baby can receive proper care!
It is important to keep in mind some basic facts about this case:

Alfie is not dying.
Alfie is stable and has been for a year.
Alfie is NOT in a coma or a semi-vegetative state.
He is drugged.
He is undiagnosed
and many recommended tests have not been done.


Alfie does not need any experimental treatments. Everything he needs is standard and used around the world. Alfie's best interests are to go home with his parents with a tracheostomy and a feeding tube and to be re-evaluated for possible diagnoses and alternative treatments.

By denying Alfie the tracheostomy and the special kind of feeding tube he requires, the hospital is blatantly orchestrating his death. The tracheostomy is far more comfortable, does not need sedation, can aid in weaning from ventilation and can allow Alfie to go home to live, with or without ventilation.

Alder Hey Hospital continues to keep Alfie heavily sedated with anti-seizure drugs.
But when he has a tracheostomy, this sedation would no longer be needed and his seizures could be managed another way.

We need to put pressure on the hospital!
Baby Alfie Evans is 22 months old and has been a patient at Alder Hey since December 2016.  A year later, his parents began to make arrangements to have him flown to Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome where he would receive a tracheostomy and a feeding tube while doctors tried to determine what was wrong with him.  The parents have relied on donations made through a crowd-funding website to finance the effort. A hospital in Germany also is willing to take the baby.

Hospital officials refuse to allow the transfer, and a succession of British courts agreed with the hospital.
We need your voice!

Please click HERE to send an email to hospital officials. Tell them no one has the right to decide for the parents what is in the best interest of their child.

Remember, even Pope Francis is asking you to help  in this case! Please act today, and please pass along this email to as many others you know who may be interested.

And thank you for being part of the Priests for Life Family!

Sincerely,
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

(You can see videos of Alfie on his Facebook page, Save Alfie)

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RIGHT TO LIFE ACTION COALITION OF OHIO  PRIMARY ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS
 
GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Mary Taylor and Nathan Estruth 
 
US SENATE
Mike Gibbons 
 
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
4th – Jim Jordan 5th – Bob Latta  9th – Steven Kraus 10th – John Mitchel   12th – Melanie Leneghan 
 
OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY – SENATE 
1 – Bob Barker, Jr  7 – Brad Lamoreaux   

OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY – HOUSE 
 
27th – Tom Brinkman 32nd – Marilyn Tunnat  HD 38 – Bill Roemer 42nd – Niraj Antani HD 50 – Josh Hagan HD 51 – Wes Rutherford HD 53 – Candace Keller 57th – Dick Stein 59th – Don Manning 62nd – Daniel Kroger 64th – Martha Yoder 65th – John Becker 
67th – Kris Jordan 72nd – Larry Householder 74th – William Dean HD 77 – Tim Schaffer  78th – Ron Hood 80th – Jena Powell 82nd – Craig Riedel 83rd – Jon Cross 84th – Travis Faber 85th – Nino Vitale 90th – Brian Baldridge 
 
 
JUDICIAL CANDIDATES 
 
1st Dist. Court of Appeals – Dale Stalf  11th Dist. Court of Appeals– Casey O'Brien 11th Dist. Court of appeals – Matt Lynch 

(Any questions please contact Jacqui at lcrtl@ncweb.com)

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Lake County Right to Life's Seventh Annual Essay Contest

Open to all high school seniors residing in Lake, Ashtabula and Geauga counties.


Requirements: Write a 500-750-word essay on the topic: "Who was Margaret Sanger and how did her ideas shape our world?" Please note that grammar, spelling, clearness of thought, originality and impact on the reader are looked at when the essay is judged.


Deadline: Must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2018.
All submissions must be typed and signed by the student. Please attach student name, phone number, mailing address and name of the attending high school on a separate page. Please mail submissions to:

Lake County Right to Life
ATT: Jacqui Fetsko
65 Square Drive
Madison, OH 44057



Winners will be announced no later than May 18, 2018.
Prizes:
1st Place: $500.00
2nd Place: $250.00
3rd Place: $100.00

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“It’s A Matter of Life...” by Denver Sallee

Archbishop Charles Chaput questioned on Jan 18, 2018  "Are we troubled enough about what's wrong with the world - the killing of millions of unborn children through abortion; the neglect of the poor, the disabled, and the elderly? Do we really have the courage of our convictions to change those things?”  Our Christian Faith teaches that there is a unique value upon all human life. This is why the humanity of every unborn child, every disabled person, every elderly person, and every poor person qualifies them for our love and protection. We are called to be “troubled enough” to live out that teaching by our actions.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

April 28,Saturday,Planned Parenthood Protest,9-11 AM, 25350 Rockside Rd, Bedford Hts - 44146. 

May 2, 2018, Chat with Jessica from Ashtabula County Friends for Life, 3:30-5pm, Meeting room A at the Ashtabula Public Library. For teens Grades 6-12. Parents welcome!


May  5, 2018, Saturday, Rosary for Life. Meet at St. Andrew's Benedictine Abbey 8:30 am confessions, 9:15 am Mass. Rosary immediately following at Preterm, 12000 Shaker Blvd.

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LET US PRAY

For Alfie to be able to continue to be on life saving equipment and for his parents who fight desperately for his life!