UPDATE: Pro-Life Candidate coming to UWF!

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

Planned Parenthood: The Antithesis to Women’s Health

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!

 

Dear Friends:

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. [1] 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.” [2] 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. [3]

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. [4]

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. [5]

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….” [6] 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

Sincerely,
Karen Malec
Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer

References:

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/

Yet another reason to be an active pro-lifer!

Watch this video on how abortion is directly linked

to a very aggressive form of breast cancer:

 

Why do so few people know about this?

  • Because our world needs courageous people like you to blow the whistle on so-called “women’s reproductive healthcare” abortion procedures.  Too many people today are swayed by the lure of money, social status, and other pressures to be intellectually honest about the breast cancer link to abortion.  Because of the abortion risk factor for breast cancer, over ONE MILLION WOMEN are putting themselves at a significantly HIGH RISK FOR BREAST CANCER EACH YEAR.

Will you be the scientist, the lawyer, the journalist, the doctor, the politician, the father or mother, etc. who will blow the whistle on abortion’s harmful risk to women’s health?  Or will we be guilty of being silent when thousands of women are dieing of breast cancer each year – some as young as 25!  Not to mention over a million babies slaughtered each year in the U.S.

What will you do?



Important leadership planning meeting

If you want to see this pro-life group continue to save lives on campus, come to this meeting!

In order to keep this group alive we need leaders.  We need people who take their pro-life conviction seriously, who can commit to a weekly planning meeting, who want to put their talents to good use (math, speaking skills, creativity, people skills, computer skills, advertising, hospitality/fun people, athletic people, science experts, etc.), and most of all – who are committed to bringing a culture of life to UWF with this group.

We Need You!

What good is a pro-life belief unless it is used?  How can any lives be saved if we don’t use our knowledge, influence, resources, and talent to help change our world to be a better place?  Let’s face it, being pro-life is not enough.   I’m sure a lot of people were against the Nazi death camps during WWII, but only the people who acted to hide Jews, free Jews, and convert Nazis actually made a dent in the culture of death during the Holocaust.  Will you be an abortion abolitionist in our day and age?

Why lead?

You can learn a lot from being active in our group.  Basically you have the opportunity to take what you learn in the classroom and put it into real action in a life-saving event!  What could be better?  (Not to mention the benefit this experience will help with your future career and highlight it can bring to your portfolio.)  Who wouldn’t want to hire an intelligent, go-getter, who cares about life?

The leadership planning meeting is Thursday, 4PM, Rm 255 in the upstairs Commons.

At the meeting, we will sign up for leadership positions.  These positions will be voted on and then the leaders will receive training.  The actual leadership position will not officially begin until the fall, but practice and learning will take place over the spring semester.  Once the leaders have been nominated, they will decide on a planning meeting time that works for the leaders’ schedule.

***If for some reason you want to be considered and cannot attend the meeting, please respond to this email.  You can still apply for a leadership position if you are unable to attend.  Please attend if at all possible- but again, if you can’t, respond to this email.

Abby Johnson’s “Unplanned” is a page-turner!

1st day of receiving “Unplanned” by Abby Johnson in the mail, I could NOT put the book down!

  • This is the authentic, 100% honest story of Abby Johnson’s transformative experience from being pro-abortion to pro-life.

  • It unveils the reality of what real abortion workers truly think, believe, and feel about their work.

  • The power of the 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer campaign is demonstrated in the life of Abby.

  • Most of all this book helps pro-lifers to intimately approach all abortion workers with hearts of understanding and compassion – which is a MUST if we are to help any of them leave abortion and work for life.

If you have never read a pro-life book before, this is a great start.  For us to be successful advocates for life, we must educate ourselves extensively on the issue.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do I understand why people choose abortion?
  2. Do I know how to help someone who is in a crisis pregnancy?
  3. Do I know how to help a post-abortive man or woman?
  4. Why do people work for abortion?
  5. Why is abortion wrong?

Here are some other suggested pro-life educational materials:

  1. abort73.com (Has proof, explanations, and all information about the abortion issue)
  2. Pro-Life 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Case Persuasively by Scott Klusendorf (Clear, concise explanation on how to make a persuasive pro-life argument.  THIS IS A MUST-HAVE FOR ALL PRO-LIFERS)
  3. Ending Abortion; Not Just Fighting It by Father Frank Pavone (essays on how to end abortion)
  4. Forbidden Grief by Dr. Laura Schlessinger (understanding women suffering from a past abortion)

A twin survives abortion:

Claire Culwell is the twin that survived her mother’s abortion.  Her testimony is unique and inspiring. Listen to her story below:

If this testimony has touched you, consider attending a Vigil for all Nascent Human Life this Saturday:


Pope Benedict XVI, has requested that every Bishop, in every diocese across the world, unite with him in a vigil  for Nascent Human Life

  • This Saturday, 3PM January 15th, 2011 Archbishop Thomas Rodi will be uniting with the Holy Father  by holding a pro-life vigil in Mobile .

ALL ARE INVITED.

  • 3:00 PM:     Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility

Archbishop Rodi will be leading the Rosary in front of Mobile’s only remaining abortion facility on 717 Downtowner Loop West, Mobile, AL, 36609.

  • 4:30 PM:     Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Archbishop Rodi and Father Farmer will be holding a Vigil Mass for an end to abortion and all human rights abuses against developing human life.

“I ask that you speak for Life, work for Life, pray for Life.”

–Archbishop Thomas Rodi, Archdiocese of Mobile

The testimony of an abortion victim:

As a pro-life group, we do not condemn those who have experienced abortion.  Rather, we seek to help them to see the truth that all human beings are sacred.  We must do this first by showing that they are sacred to us as well.

There are many women who have aborted for many different reasons.  It is important for us as pro-lifers to understand what led them to abortion to help prevent today’s women from feeling that abortion is their only option.  The testimony below is just one example of how one woman felt trapped into abortion, the trauma following the abortion, and how she was able to find healing.

*For other testimonies, go to silentnomoreawareness.org

If you do know someone (man or woman) who is suffering from the memory of a past abortion, there are programs that can help: