UWF Students for life is gonna be at Argopoolza tonight from 7 till 11 pm! Come by and stop by our table and sign up for the group if you’re a UWF student. We hope to get the pro-life movement started back up at UWF!
I invite you all to come out Thursday, October 13th at 3pm to the University of West Florida to hear an amazing speaker, Alicia Conlee, talk about what it’s like to make a choice. Her testimony is inspiring and is really worth your time! You won’t want to miss this!
She will be speaking upstairs in the commons, in the Nautilus Chamber. For more information contact Chelsea at [email protected]
Have a blessed day!
President UWF Students For Life
40 Days for Life Kick-off
Get pumped up to get active in this powerful campaign by speaker Bryan Kemper, the founder of Stand True Ministries: a Christ-centered pro-life group determined to awaken the youth of this country and share the message of life and the Gospel of Christ. Some of Students for Life members at UWF like to wear their artistic pro-life t-shirts. Our group also participates in the Silent Day of Solidarity started by Stand True as a peaceful and dramatic way to draw attention to the millions of unborn who are silenced from abortion.
Bryan Kemper has an amazing testimony to share about how he came to know Jesus and how this new encounter dramatically changed his life and made him devote his life to pro-life ministry. If you want to listen to someone who has literally been there and done that and been transformed by the grace of God and is now a powerful proponent in the pro-life movement, there is no better opportunity than this Saturday!
Kick-Off starts at 6:30 and goes till 8PM
If anyone wants to go, email me here. The event will not have a meal, so maybe a group of Students for Life can carpool and get some pizza or something beforehand? Also, this event is open to everyone, so if you know someone who could benefit from this BRING THEM!
Last Thursday at UWF, both Students for Life and College Republicans enjoyed a personal audience with next fall’s Florida candidate for Senate, George Lemieux. Both groups were free to ask the candidate any question that concerned them. Some of the questions asked included:
- “What are your ideas for solving the social security crisis?”
- “What is your stance on pro-life issues?”
- “How do you vote on legislation?”
- “What can we the people do to get our nation going in the right direction?”
You can read about his ideas and stances regarding these topics by going to his website: Georgeforflorida.com
While Students for Life is not a political group, we do participate in political events to advance pro-life legislation. I highly, highly encourage you to do your homework, look at the voting records for the candidates in your voting district and vote in TRULY, AUTHENTICALLY pro-life leaders. When we do not vote or when we vote out of ignorance, we do a great disservice to our country as well as those who fought for the freedoms we so often take for granted. Remember, if a candidate does not recognize the dignity and worth of human life (no matter the age), that candidate has no moral compass to make responsible legislation regarding other issues.
*Candidates that support “reducing the number of abortions” are NOT PRO-LIFE. A little bit of killing is still killing. We cannot afford to compromise on the most basic of values.*
Bill Nelson has been a Florida Senator since 1972! He has promoted anti-life bill after anti-life bill amongst other bad legislation! We cannot afford to allow career politicians like Bill Nelson to stay in power because of ignorance of the damage they create. After meeting with George Lemieux, I know for certain that he is truly 100% pro-life and pro-America. Because of his unwillingness to compromise on the most basic of rights, he is also unwilling to compromise on responsible long-term solutions that will be good for Florida and good for the United States. Do your homework and vote smart!
- If you would like to get involved with supporting pro-life leaders and legislation, please come to our next group meeting Thursday at 3PM in the room 260 of the Commons.
- If you would like to help pro-life candidate George Lemieux replace pro-abortion Senator Bill Nelson next fall, go to his website and sign up to help out with his campaign! Click here to sign up for volunteer opportunities: http://www.georgeforflorida.com/take-action/
Due to fraternity/sorority activities on campus, we had to reserve room 116 in the upstairs of the Commons for the meeting with candidate for Senate George Lemieux. This is a question and answer session so please bring all questions you might have! This is a unique opportunity, take advantage of it if you can!
ROOM 116 Commons
September 8th (Thursday) 2:30-3:30PM
UWF Students for Life will be hosting George Lemieux, candidate for Senate
at UWF this Thursday September 8th from 2:30-3:30 in the Nautilus Chamber. He is a great candidate for Senate as he is a unabashedly pro-life.
Learn more about his stance on issues on his blog here: http://www.georgeforflorida.com/issues/values/
He will be running to unseat pro-abortion senator Bill Nelson who has supported anti-life bill after anti-life bill. We need to get Senator Bill Nelson out of the Senate; he doesn’t listen to his constituents when they urge him to vote pro-life and he doesn’t seem to care about America’s future: the unborn.
More details on his pro-abortion stance: http://www.ontheissues.org/social/Bill_Nelson_Abortion.htm
Come with all the questions you’ve ever had for this great candidate for Senate. We really need good honest pro-life candidates to be voted in this year. Look at all the damage that has been done by Obama and the rest of the valueless, compromising leaders who supported the pro-abortion health care bill, Mexico City Policy being repealed, mandates for laws that violate conscience-rights, etc. Please DO YOUR HOMEWORK this fall and vote for candidates based on voting history – NOT on how cool or slick they look and what fake promises they may make.
Event: Annual Emerald Coast Coalition for Life Banquet
(hosted at St. Anne’s parish hall in Belleview)
Date: August 27th 6-8PM
Details: Coalition for Life is hosting a formal dinner banquet to raise money for it’s mission to organize and support pro-life work in the Florida panhandle. Speaking at the banquet will be Abby Johnson, nationally-known pro-life speaker who was transformed by 40 Days for Life while directing a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. She will share her story on how 40 Days for Life helped her to leave the abortion industry.
Volunteers Needed: We need food servers and set up staff. If you or someone you know is able to help out with the banquet (August 27th), please contact us with your NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and EMAIL ADDRESS. We will be having a volunteer training meeting at 6PM August 25th at St. Anne’s parish hall in Belleview.
Video Clip of Abby Johnson:
This is HUGE!
From Shawn Carney, National Director 40 Days for Life:
The director of an abortion facility where a 40 Days
for Life campaign was conducted for the FIRST TIME
this spring just quit her job, thanking the 40 Days
for Life effort for helping her to get out of the
This is one of TEN abortion center workers who walked
away from their jobs during this campaign alone …
… and one of 53 who have quit the abortion business
since the first coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign
This is a very sensitive situation for the former
clinic manager (who we’ve been working closely with
throughout this process), so I’m not going to identify
the person or the location. She will no doubt face
pressure when her former bosses learn the truth.
Members of the local 40 Days for Life team and
pro-lifers in the region have offered to assist this
former abortion center worker find new employment.
So please keep this courageous lady in your prayers!
Posted from 40daysforlifepensacola.com
Every call helps!
Thank you all for contacting our Senator to vote in favor of defunding abortion. Unfortunately the Senate failed us and the House of Representatives caved in. The bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood was taken out of the budget vote. The good news is that because of your dedication and help, an amendment was passed that ends federal funded abortions in Washington D.C., which will save 1,000 lives each year. Thank you for your efforts and dedication!
During the debate over whether to de-fund Planned Parenthood, you might have heard claims from Planned Parenthood that women’s health will suffer if Planned Parenthood is de-funded… Below is an article that should open your eyes to the truth about women’s health and how Planned Parenthood is destroying it.
We have yet another chance this week to put the pressure on Senator Bill Nelson to vote to de-fund Planned Parenthood. If he will not vote pro-life for the children, maybe he will at least vote to protect the women from the health epidemic caused by Planned Parenthood. Click here for Sen. Bill Nelson’s contact information. Remember, we are his constituents. He has a duty to listen to our concerns!
When Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards speaks about the budget fight in Congress over $363 million in federal funds for her organization, one is reminded of Chicken Little’s cry, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!”
She told KING5 News in Seattle that women will die of cancer if Planned Parenthood does not receive the federal funding it desires.  It’s an outrageous claim – even an insult to women’s intelligence – especially since Planned Parenthood is a leading cause of the breast cancer epidemic in the U.S.
Far fewer women would develop cancers of the breast, liver and cervix if Planned Parenthood would stop distributing hormonal contraceptive steroids (i.e. the birth control pill). The World Health Organization assigned the pill containing estrogen and progestin the highest level of carcinogenicity and labeled it a “Group 1 carcinogen.”  The study, Dolle et al. 2009, linked the pill with a deadly form of breast cancer called, “triple-negative breast cancer,” which occurs most often in women under age 50 and African Americans. 
Scientists agree that the best way to reduce breast cancer risk is through increased childbearing, starting at a younger age (before age 24) and increased duration of breastfeeding. By selling women abortions and cancer-causing hormonal contraceptive steroids, Planned Parenthood denies women the protective effect of childbearing, thereby causing them to lose the opportunity to mature most of their breast tissue into permanently cancer-resistant tissue. Furthermore, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that abortion leaves the mother’s breasts with more places for cancers to start. 
Richards claimed that Planned Parenthood treats 140,000 patients in Washington state, and if the budget cuts go through, then 70,000 will have nowhere to go. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, there are over 5,000 federally funded health community hospitals across the country (with 86 in Washington state). That figure does not count the number of federal hospitals in the U.S. 
According to its 2008 tax filing with the IRS, Planned Parenthood’s mission is, in part, “[a]chieving, through informed individual choice, a U.S. population of stable size in an optimum environment….”  Translation: Planned Parenthood’s mission is to reduce the U.S. population, not to provide women’s health.
Hysterical feminists, like Rep. Nita Lowey, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Maria Cantwell and Senator Barbara Boxer – all of them fans of Planned Parenthood – need to get a grip on reality. If Planned Parenthood loses its federal funding, the world will not end. On the contrary, there will be fewer cancer deaths, and women will be the winners. Politicians who accept money from the abortion industry for their campaign war chests will be the losers.
Call your U.S. Senators and let them know what your position is on funding Planned Parenthood. Click here to contact your U.S. Senator
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer
1. “Planned Parenthood warns budget cuts could mean cancer deaths,” KING5 News, Seattle, April 8, 2011. Available at:http://news.yahoo.com/video/health-15749655/24842407#video=24842407
2. Cogliano V, Grosse Y, Baan R, Secretan B, El Ghissassi F. Carcinogenicity of combined oestrogen-progestagen contraceptives and menopausal treatment. Lancet Oncology 2005;6:552-553.
3. Dolle J, Daling J, White E, Brinton L, Doody D, et al. Risk factors for triple-negative breast cancer in women under the age of 45 years. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009;18(4)1157-1166. Available at: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/download/Abortion_Breast_Cancer_Epid_Bio_Prev_2009.pdf
4. Lanfranchi, A. Normal breast physiology: The reasons hormonal contraceptives and induced abortion increase breast cancer risk. The Linacre Quarterly 2009;76:236-249. Available at: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/download/LQ_76_3_2_Lanfranchi.pdf
5. Kaiser Family Foundation. State Health Facts. Available at: http://statehealthfacts.org/comparemaptable.jsp?ind=382&cat=8
6. “Busting the birth control myth,” by Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast, March 4, 2011. Available at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-03-04/planned-parenthoods-birth-control-myth/full/