April 28, 2016

Good news in from Cleveland Prays for Life:

Baby Save Wednesday, April 27th!

This past Wednesday afternoon Pam was praying and witnessing at Preterm when a couple came over to speak with her. After some time in conversation, the couple made an emotional decision to choose life for their baby! Pam rejoiced with them and gave the couple a gift bag containing an afghan, Holy Bible and other goodies. The couple left full of hope!
 
Octave of Corpus Christi
Eucharistic Procession and Benediction for Life

Fr. Dave Baugh will lead the 5th annual Eucharistic Procession and Benediction for Life on Sunday, June 5, the Octave of Corpus Christi. The service will begin at 2:00 pm at Our Lady of Peace Church located at 12601 Shaker Boulevard, Cleveland, 44120. Following the opening service at the church, we will process in prayer to Preterm abortion facility, then return to the church for closing prayer and benediction.
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Due to a scheduling conflict the procession will NOT occur on Corpus Christi. It has been moved to the Octave of Corpus Christi-June 5.
 
PP Protest 
Thank you to all who participated in the Planned Parenthood Protest last Saturday. Nearly 200 pro-lifers sacrificed their time to peacefully witness and protest at the Rockside Road facility and Life Link forwarded the 610 dollars collected to the legal defense fund for David Daleiden. Thank you!

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MOLST UPDATE

Thankfully, HB 165 (The MOLST Bill) did not move out of committee yesterday. This is good news, however, we will not rest until the bill is killed. We will keep you posted should it get brought up to another hearing. For now, please go HERE to see the 10 reasons why this bill is flawed, can't be fixed and is unnecessary. MOLST originated with and is promoted by pro-euthanasia groups. Ohio already has end of life needs covered in existing law, thus this bill is unnecessary. We need to let our representatives know that this is against life and we will not support this! Continue to pray that this bill will die and that the culture of death will not invade our state's laws regarding end of life issues.

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CALL TO ACTION FROM HUMAN LIFE ACTION

It has been just over two weeks since I wrote to ask you to advocate for the Conscience Protection Act of 2016, (H.R. 4828) which will protect pro-life health care providers. You may recall that we are currently striving to have 218 co-sponsors. The current co-sponsor count is 26, so we still need 174 to get to our minimum goal of 200 co-sponsors.

Won’t you please contact your member in the House right now to urge support for this much-needed legislation? Even if you have already responded to the alert, please do so again. You may be encouraged to know that a powerful coalition of pro-life advocacy and medical groups has just issued a joint letter to the House urging support for the bill.

The coalition letter provides persuasive arguments which may be helpful for those of us with members who do not yet see the value of these common-sense protections. “Federal laws protecting conscientious objection to abortion have been approved for decades by Congresses and Presidents of both parties. Even many ‘pro-choice’ Americans realize that the logic of their position requires them to respect a choice not to be involved in abortion,” they wrote. “Yet it is increasingly clear that the current laws offer far less protection in practice than in theory.”

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"It's A Matter of Life..."by Denver Sallee

Just as there are those who deny that Hitler's Holocaust took place, there are those who deny that abortion is racist in nature and that there exists a Black Genocide perpetrated by Planned Parenthood, their supporters and those who choose to be willfully ignorant of the facts.  “Abortion and racism are evil twins, born of the same lie.  Where racism now hides its face in public, abortion is accomplishing the goals of which racism only once dreamed. Together, abortionists are destroying humanity at large and the black community in particular." (Joint statement Fr. Frank Pavone Priests for Life/ Dr. Aveda King niece of MLK ,  January 2016)

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