February 14, 2019

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Happy Valentines Day! Love them both!

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This in from RTLACO:

 For Immediate Release
February 14, 2018
Contact: Ed Sitter, President
419-353-1977
 
Senate Panel opens hearings on life-saving bill
 
Columbus-
-Standing before the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee today, and with an overflow crowd in attendance, Senator Kristina Roegner provided sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 23, the Human Heartbeat Protection Act, also known as the Heartbeat bill.
 
Senator Roegner shared the position that advances in technology have moved the point of viability standard earlier and earlier. However, because of the lack of universal access to such advances make viability a non-uniform standard: "...the untenable conclusion...is that unborn babies...become deserving of legal protection at different periods of development, depending on their access to certain technologies and medical alternatives. This conclusion is ludicrous...therefore, we need a new standard."
 
"The Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio fully supports and agrees with Senator Roegner's position on the need for an unambiguous standard" commented Ed Sitter, President of the Coalition and Executive Director of Greater Toledo Right to Life. "Heartbeat is that clear standard, and we enthusiastically support passage of this bill we have fought for in multiple sessions of the Assembly."
 
"Senate Bill 23 provides for the legal protection of life being extended to the unborn upon the detection of the heartbeat of the child, usually between 6-10 weeks gestation" added Margie Christie, Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life and vice-President of RTLACO. "Abortions performed after the detection of this primary and universal indicator of life would be treated as a felony with the appropriate penalties on the abortion provider."
 
The bill has been criticized by opponents for not providing exceptions from the penalties in cases of the unborn's conception being by rape or incest. "No life-protecting bill passed in Ohio since Roe went into effect have ever provided these exceptions" observed Molly Smith, President of Cleveland Right to Life and RTLACO board member. "To condemn the innocent unborn victim of the crime of another to death is not what we elect our Representatives and Senators for, and will not be acceptable if attempts are made to add such amendments to this legislation."
 
The measure is anticipated to be given full hearings by the committee, with supporters of the measure lining up to testify at the next hearing, which will likely occur next week. "We are very optimistic that we will be sending this bill to Governor DeWine yet this spring for his signature" noted Meg Wittman, Executive Director of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati and RTLACO Legislative Advisory Committee member. "We are preparing to offer full support as the bill moves through the legislative process in the next few weeks."
 



 
The Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio is an association of metropolitan, county and local pro-life organizations. RTLACO focuses on developing and strengthening local grass roots pro-life leadership, true representative governing for the statewide organization, a commitment to a consistent and holistic pro-life standard to evaluate both policies and elected officials/candidates, and collaborative engagement to develop priorities for action.

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Day of Mourning 
Saturday, February 23, 6:00 p.m.
Chardon Christian Fellowship
Worship and Prayer
https://www.facebook.com/events/640252959736688/

Forty-six years of the state-sanctioned killing of our most helpless and defenseless children should cause us to weep, to mourn, and to take action. We will spend time worshiping and preparing our hearts with personal repentance, moving to corporate repentance for the church and the nation. 

"Even now," declares the Lord, "return to me with all your heart, 
with fasting and weeping and mourning." 
Rend your heart and not your garments. Joel 2:12, 13
(https://www.dayofmourning.org/

If the foundations be destroyed what shall the righteous do?" (Psalm 11:3) Christians are being called to a national Day of Mourning and Repentance. We are in desperate need for God to move upon the hearts of young and old in our nation. If our hearts do not break over the killing of these little image bearers of God in the womb, then how can we expect those growing up in this lost, confused and decadent culture to take our message seriously?  Joel 2:12-18, Matthew 25:31-46

The organizers of the national event are asking that on the 23rd we: wear black, close our businesses, do not shop, repent for abortion.

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

Often Pro Death  hypocrites, people who support unfettered abortion, wag their fingers at Pro Lifers who utilize shocking images of abortion victims when  they educate about the reality of the ghoulish procedure. They feign outrage at the effect seeing the pictures will have upon children. However, children are not traumatized by graphic images of abortion victims. They are traumatized by the thought that adults might murder a child in this manner. If a thing is so unthinkable that we should not even see pictures of it, then we should not be doing it. 

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From March 6 – April 14, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray anytime between 7 am to 7 pm during the 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Preterm - 12000 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, 44120 or Planned Parenthood - 25350 Rockside Rd, Bedford Heights, 44146, or Family Planning - 54 South State St, Painesville, 44077.
Plan to join us at the Kickoff Rally at St. Columbkille Church on March 5 at 7PM with Bishop Nelson Perez as the Keynote Speaker. Contact John Noall at clevelandpraysforlife@gmail.com or 216-245-9744 for more information.
WEBSITES:
https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/cleveland/
https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/painesville/
https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/bedford-heights/

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March 8-9th, 2019-- Embassy Suites, Independence, Ohio 

PAVEing THE WAY THROUGH...PRAYER  ACTION  VOTING  EDUCATION
2019 Bringing America Back to Life 
Friday-Saturday, March 8th-9th


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Ohio AG Dave Yost Steps Up to Protect Christians and Conservatives

Below you will see a letter from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost to the FBI office in Kentucky that is handling the investigation into the threats made against the Covington Catholic student, parents and community members. AG Yost is offering to look into any threats against Ohio residents and any threats made by Ohio residents. On August 15, 2016, Ohio's telecommunications harassment statute was amended to criminalize "knowingly post[ing] a text or audio statement or an image [online] for the purpose of abusing, threatening, or harassing another person." Ohio Rev. Code § 2917.21 (b) (2).  This law was amended specifically to stop the kind of threats and bulling of which the Covington Catholic students have been subjected. 

While an independent investigation this week cleared the Covington Students of any wrong doing in this incident, and private law suits are going to be filed - that is not enough. We as a society must reject the actions and methods used by the Left against these innocent student, and all of us, to silence Christians, Conservatives and Trump supporters by seeing the perpetrators prosecuted for their crimes. We DEMAND, and are entitled to under the U.S. and our State Constitutions, "equal protection under the law" and "equal justice under the law" and right now we are not getting either of them. That must change NOW. Any person residing in Ohio who attacked these students should be charged under this Ohio law and we expect Attorney General Yost to do that. 

We look forward to having these criminals publicly identified and prosecuted in the week and month ahead. I personally thank all of you who called the Attorney General's office and the FBI and DOJ to demand that we get the justice we deserve! 

For Liberty,

Tom Zawistowski
President

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UPCOMING EVENTS

February 23, 2019 
Day of Mourning event. See above for details.

March 2, 2019 Rosary for Life. Meet at St. Andrew's Benedictine Abby for confession at 8:30am, Mass at 9:15 am with rosary immediately following at Preterm.

March 5, 2019 40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally. Details above.

March 6-April 14, 2019, 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign. Details above.


Bringing America Back to Life Save the Date: March 8th & 9th, 2019
Embassy Suites, Independence, Ohio. Right to Life Action Coalition will be hosting their annual membership meeting on March 7th!   

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LET US PRAY

For the success of all pro-life initiatives at the state house and senate!