December 13, 2019

Lake County Right to Life’s Annual Winter Life Event
January 13, 2019
St. Mary’s School Gym
8540 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, Ohio
Peaceful sidewalk witness for life begins at 2pm. (Meet at the gym)
Indoor program will begin at 3pm.

Guest speaker will be Jim Hogan. He will be speaking on Apologetics and Abortion. Please mark your calendars now!

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James Hogan is a Catholic theology teacher with 36 years teaching experience, currently teaching at Saint Helen Church in Newbury.   He is the author of Crossways: Forming Ourselves in the Mind of Christ from Alba House and Reel Parables: Life Lessons from Popular Films from Paulist Press.  He also wrote Time Travel: At the Speed of Christ’s Light and Cross Training: An Introduction to Catholic Theology.  Both are available at  His latest book is Letters from Captain Catholic, which is a simple introduction to Catholic theology in a readable format.  (Also available at

In addition to writing and speaking, James collects Pez Dispensers and is a self-described expert regarding Batman.  His greatest claim to fame is his beautiful wife Colleen and their five amazing children: Clare, Kate, Erin, Thomas and Meg.



This in from Cincinnati RTL:

Heartbeat Bill Passes Ohio Senate!
Here's what happens next...
For Immediate Release:  December 13, 2018

Cincinnati, OH --Yesterday, the Ohio Senate passed House Bill 258: The Human Heartbeat Protection Act, also known as the Heartbeat Bill. The legislation passed by a vote of 18 to 13, with Republican Senators Matt Dolan, Stephanie Kunze, Gayle Manning and John Eklund joining Senate Democrats in opposing the bill. Click here to see the full voter roll call. 

This bill bans abortions on babies when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The Heartbeat Bill is not perfect, because babies will still die from abortion. However, this bill will save thousands of babies' lives in our state.

Prior to the floor vote, the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee added two amendments to the bill. One amendment removed the mandate for transvaginal ultrasounds, which can pick up a heartbeat as early as six weeks, and instead simply requires abdominal ultrasounds.  Another amendment requires the suspension of a provider's license who violates the provision of the bill while a criminal case is pending.  

Senate Democrats attempted other amendments like rape and incest exceptions, health of the mother to include mental health, etc. These amendments were tabled.

What happens now?

Although the House already passed the bill with a veto-proof majority, they must now consider the two new amendments to the Senate version and vote again. That is scheduled to happen today.

If those amendments are accepted, the bill will be prepared and go to Governor Kasich's desk for a potential signature.

In the state of the Ohio, the Governor is given ten days to sign a bill into law, to veto a bill, or to do nothing (in which case the bill goes into law without the Governor's signature). 

Should Governor Kasich veto the Heartbeat Bill, the legislature can be called back into session before the end of the year to override the veto. Three-fifths of members in both chambers must vote to override a veto. That will require 60 of the 99 members in the House and 20 of the 33 members in the Senate. 

We must put pressure on our Governor HERE, our Senators HERE, and our State Representatives  HERE to ensure the Heartbeat Bill becomes law. Every day that passes, more babies die. Call our political leaders today and pray that they have the moral courage to protect our Ohio babies. 

Ohioans have waited long enough for the real protection of unborn children. We strongly urge the governor to defend the defenseless and sign the Heartbeat Bill. We know now that the courts are primed to take it up.


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

When the sperm unites with the egg, fertilization has taken place; this has long been the accepted scientific term for pregnancy.  In 1965, in order to disguise the fact that The Pill is an abortifacient, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists changed the definition of pregnancy  from "fertilization" to the "time of implantation."  This change covers up the fact that a little baby dies due to a chemical abortion. The baby dies because it cannot attach itself to a thinned out uterine wall.  


Our Town and All Around Books are in!!! Please purchase one and help support Lake County Right to Life. We have some available at the office for $28 per book. 




Jeff Hollis 440-946-3305
Rich Smith 440-585-3123
Mosacks 440-974-2221
LCRTL Office 440-255-5257
Jacqui Fetsko 440-428-4987
St. Justin Martyr (Louise) 440-946-1177 
Chris Reed 440-488-2675
Willoughby Hills
Debbie Malovrh 440-552-7274

Jeff Hollis will happily deliver orders if the above areas are not near you.


If you have bus information you would like published, please email Jacqui at

National March for Life Bus Information

2019 March for Life
Washington, D.C.
Bus trip with overnight in a hotel
January 17th and 18th
Make this the year you commit two days to take the message of life to
our nation's capitol that we are a country full of people who support the
life of even our most vulnerable citizens. The bus will leave Sacred
Heart of Jesus, 1545 South Green Road, South Euclid, Ohio 44121 at 7
am, Thursday, January 17. A mid afternoon check in at the hotel is
planned. From there you can walk to the Metro for your own
adventures or ride the bus to the Basilica of the National Shrine of
the Immaculate Conception for the Opening Mass of the Vigil
for Life, preceded, time permitting, by a visit to the Saint John Paul
II National Shrine. We will spend the night in the hotel, ride the
Metro to visit our legislators, have lunch and ride the Metro to the Rally
before the March for Life begins at 1 pm. We will return home
following the March, arriving about midnight.
We will stay at CAMBRIA HOTEL & SUITES ROCKVILLE in Rockville,
Bus fare is $70. The rate per room is $120.75(incl. tax). Rooms can
sleep up to six people. Divide $120.75 by the number of people in the
room for per person cost for the room. Ask questions and make bus and
hotel reservations by contacting: or
Deadline, December 16 - Sign up now.



December 1, 2018, 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.

January 5, 2019, Rosary for Life. Meet at St. Andrew's Benedictine Abby at 8:30am for confession, Mass at 9:15am with rosary immediately following at preterm.


January 19, 2019, Life Link's Roe V Wade Memorial, 10am-12pm at Preterm, 12000 Shaker Blvd., Cleveland.

January 19, 2019, Saturday, Cleveland Right to Life March starts @ Noon / Indoor program starts @ 1:30pm
Where: TBD. Keynote speaker: Dr. Anne Hendershott. Lunch available for Purchase

January 22nd Tuesday, @ Noon Youth Rally for Life
When: Tuesday, January 22nd at Noon 
Where:  Cleveland Public Square on Speakers Terrace
Any youth under 24 interested in participating please contact 
Hot Chocolate/ soup provided for participants. 

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!                                              



For Governor Kasich to sign the Heartbeat Bill into law. Change his heart, Lord!