June 13, 2019

A huge thank you to the incredibly generous response to our request for financial support in the last newsletter! I cried tears of joy! Thank you also for the words of encouragement! I pray for each and every one of you in humble gratitude and awe! God bless you all!


ACTION ITEMS

Sex Ed in Ohio: Abstinence? or Radical Propaganda?
Find out -- attend events in your area

 
Are Ohio students being subjected to middle school condom demonstrations?
Would you prefer abstinence-oriented teaching in your neighborhood schools, or hyper-sexualized, contraceptive-oriented lessons?
Abstinence, of course. But what's going on in Ohio?
Ohio Value Voters has uncovered the truth about schools in Ohio, and parents need to learn and get involved. See below for links to read OVV's recent blockbuster report.
Regional meetings are being held to unveil the curricula being used in Ohio schools, and it's not always the abstinence focus that has been the Ohio standard for many years. Radicals are simply bypassing parents and with Planned Parenthood's help, are teaching children about the most XXX-rated sex practices imaginable, all in the name of "comprehensive" sex education.
Events are being held THIS WEEK and later. They are free, but registration is needed. To find out more and register, go HERE.
Linda Harvey, president of Mission America, will be speaking at an upcoming Cincinnati meeting. 






Go HERE to sign this petition from National Organization for Marriage.


The Tools You Need to STOP Drag Queen Story Hour!
Dear Friends,
After our work to help expose Drag Queen Story Hour events across the country, I have been SWAMPED with requests from followers to help them stop these events in their community. This is what I love to do - to empower and embolden parents!
While I wish I could spend every minute of my day working to expose and stop each and every drag queen event targeting children across the country, the reality is, I'm swamped and need to give you the tools to fight in your local area!
I am writing this email to you today to give you the tools YOU need to stop Drag Queen Story Hour events and other children's events featuring cross-dressing grown men in your community.
Let's just take a look at how effective the tactics of politely and respectfully voicing our objection to these events can be. Here are some of the events we are fighting or have successfully fought in June alone! 
"Drag Queen 101" class CANCELLED at Delaware, Ohio Public Library
FIGHTING Drag Queen Story Hour class at Lexington, Maryland Public Library
FIGHTING Drag Queen Story Hour in Montpelier, Vermont
FIGHTING Drag Queen Story Hour in Spokane, Washington
FIGHTINGFIGHTING Drag Queen Story Hour in Rockford, Illinois
Now, do the people behind these events just roll over and play dead when we oppose their attempted gender-bending indoctrination?
Hardly! If you want to fight these events, you have to be willing to be hated for Christ, believe me.


This in from March for Life Action

Last week, Melissa Ohden, an abortion survivor, testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Through tears, she shared the miraculous story of how she survived a saline infusion abortion.
To protect these infants, pro-life Representatives have called for a vote on the 'Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act' 52 times.
52 times Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refused.
However, 201 Representatives have already signed a discharge petition that will force a vote onto the House floor.  
We still need 17 more Representatives to sign! 
Tell your Representatives you insist that the House vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
You deserve to know where the lawmakers representing you stand on protecting the lives of newborn babies.
Thank you for using your voice to speak for the most vulnerable in our society, the unborn child.
For Life,
Tom McClusky
President, March for Life Action
P.S. Tell your Representative to condemn infanticide HERE.

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GOOD NEWS

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Planned Parenthood's landlord in Fayetteville, Arkansas was NOT a fan of 40 Days for Life.
From baseless police calls to turning the sprinklers on vigil participants, he did whatever he could to make life difficult for 40 Days for Life volunteers.
Sheila, the local campaign leader, was frustrated and angry. But she never quit praying. "I had a prayer team dedicated to the landlord," she said.
Slowly, things began to change. First, the landlord stunned the 40 Days for Life team when he welcomed a mobile ultrasound unit to park on the property.
And then he made the decision not to renew Planned Parenthood's lease.
He didn't have another tenant lined up to replace Planned Parenthood. Sheila said he simply realized that ending the lease with America's leading abortion provider was "the right thing to do."
The lease is scheduled to expire this summer. Sheila and her team are praying for the landlord to stand firm...and that Planned Parenthood will fail to find new space and become the next abortion facility to close after a 40 Days for Life campaign!
God answered prayers to bring transformation to Fayetteville, Arkansas.
He can do the same for your community!
The next step is applying to lead a 40 Days for Life campaign in your city Sept 25 - Nov 3.

Women's Med Center Update from Dayton RTL
Today the Ohio Attorney General’s office filed its memorandum in response to the Women’s Med Center license revocation appeal.  In the memorandum, the Attorney General’s office states that, the Court should not review this case, “because it was rightly resolved,” in previous decisions.  One of the arguments that Women’s Med Center has long claimed is that the Department of Health has not given them appropriate provisions for a hearing rights and/or appeals.  The State has argued successfully in the previous cases that an agency decision is “final” and therefore unappealable.  The Ohio Supreme Court will now make its decision on whether they will take action on this case.  Dayton Right to Life will continue to monitor this case and keep you informed.  Our prayer is that Ohio Supreme Court will not hear this case, therefore upholding the license revocation of this killing facility.  We thank the Attorney General’s office for its work, diligence, and preparation on this case over the past 3 years.

Great news: The American Medical Association maintains its opposition to assisted suicide. Read about it HERE.

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“It’s A Matter of Life...” by Denver Sallee
Even many otherwise pro-life people favor an exemption to allow abortion if the mother was a victim of rape.  They are trying to be kind, but they’re wrong. Rape  is an act of violence. It violates the body, the heart, and the soul of the victim. Abortion is more violence. It violates the body, heart, and soul of BOTH victims—-the mother and child. How can anyone make the case that violation is the solution to violation?

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Corpus Christi Prayer Service

The Corpus Christi Procession and Benediction for Life will occur on Sunday, June 23, beginning at 2 PM at Preterm. We will meet at Preterm and following opening prayers, Fr. Dave Baugh will lead the procession around the block and conclude with a Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Benediction. Fr. Dave requests Knights of Columbus in regalia for the service and procession. Preterm is located at 12000 Shaker Boulevard, Cleveland, 44120 and parking is available on Shaker on either side of the street.

August 3, 2019
, Rosary for Life. Meet at St. Andrew's Benedictine Abbey at 8:30am for confessions and 9:15am Mass. Rosary immediately following at Preterm.
August 4, 2019, THE FEST. Stop by our table for a free pro-life t-shirt while supplies last!


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LET US PRAY
(I received this prayer from Father Dave Baugh)

Prayer to the Holy Spirit, the Advocate

O Holy Spirit of God, You were promised to us by the Lord Jesus as an Advocate, as one who pleads our cause and speaks up for us in the heights of heaven.

"I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever..." Jn.14:15)

The apostle Paul has taught us that You intercede for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in speech (Rom. 8:26).

We praise You today for the gift of salvation, for we are deeply aware that we cannot save ourselves. We have sinned, and we cannot win forgiveness on our own. We need an Advocate. We ask You, O Holy we may hear the cries o speak or defend themselves, and who cannot even pray. Holy Spirit, as You are the Advocate, so make us advocates. As You hear our cries for mercy, so let us hear the cries of others for mercy. Save us from the misfortune of seeking mercy only for ourselves, while being deaf to others. As you loosened the tongues of the apostles at Pentecost, so grant us today a Pentecost for the unborn, that we may speak for them before the great and the small, before governments and institutions, and before all Your people. Amen.