The 5 Minute Challenge!

Every year, Planned Parenthood receives 350 MILLION dollars from the government.  Who do you think pays that hefty sum?  You.  Your parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, etc.  Whether you like it or not, you are forced to fund the biggest abortion provider in the nation.  Not only are we funding thousands of abortions every day, we are funding an organization that has committed the following crimes:

  • 107 criminal charges, which includes 23 felony charges of late-term abortions and falsifying documents, at the Comprehensive Health of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid Missouri;
  • Allegations of targeting minority communities across the country by willfully and in some cases, excitedly, taking donations earmarked towards aborting black babies;
  • Defrauding the State of California of $180 million in taxpayer funds;
  • Lawsuits alleging they shelter child rapists by not reporting underage rape and abuse;
  • Allegations of advising teenagers to experiment with pornography and sex without telling parents through their website for teens at www.teenwire.com (Caution: explicit content)

You might be asking yourself, “How did our country end up funding an organization this horrible?”  The answer is, someone made it happen.  Now we need to do something to turn this around because it won’t do it on its own.  That’s why I am challenging YOU, every single person who receives this email, to take out 5 short minutes of tomorrow to tell our Florida representative to support the de-funding of Planned Parenthood in the upcoming Budget Votes.  I am asking everyone of you because I know you can do it and the unborn babies need every possible person to help out if we are going to make a difference.  If Rep. Nelson gets enough phone calls telling him to do so, he will be forced to acknowledge his constituents and honestly represent them – otherwise we will vote pro-abortion.

CHALLENGE: Take 5 minutes today AND tomorrow to call FL Senator Bill Nelson at all 9 offices and say,
“Hi, I have a message for Senator Nelson.  I strongly urge him to de-fund Planned Parenthood in the up-coming Budget Votes.”

It is easy, fast, and painless. JUST DO IT!

Here are the phone numbers:

Washington, D.C.
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5274
Fax: 202-228-2183

Orlando
Landmark Two
225 East Robinson Street, Ste 410
Orlando, Florida 32801
Phone: 407-872-7161
Toll Free in Florida: 1-888-671-4091
Fax: 407-872-7165

Miami-Dade
2925 Salzedo Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-536-5999
Fax: 305-536-5991

Tampa
Sam Gibbons Federal Court House
801 N. Florida Ave., 4th Floor
Tampa, Florida 33602
Phone: 813-225-7040
Fax: 813-225-7050

West Palm Beach
413 Clematis Street, Ste 210
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-514-0189
Fax: 561-514-4078

Tallahassee
US Court House Annex
111 North Adams Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone: 850-942-8415
Fax: 850-942-8450

Jacksonville
1301 Riverplace Blvd, Suite 2010
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Phone: 904-346-4500
Fax: 904-346-4506

Broward
3416 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: 954-693-4851
Fax: 954-693-4862

Fort Myers
Justice Center Annex Building
2000 Main Street, Suite 801
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-334-7760

 

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?



Opportunities for this week

Has school kept you busy lately?  Have you been wanting to do something pro-life but just never got the chance yet?

Here’s your opportunity to get your feet wet!

Tonight: 7PM in front of American Family Planning abortion mill, Candle-lit Prayer vigil as part of 40 Days for Life campaign.  We’re half-way there!


This Tuesday and Friday: Hope Bearers Seminar!

  1. (Pro-life Sidewalk counselor training) Learn how to counsel women going into an abortion clinic :Tuesday 6 pm – 9 pm at St. Pius Catholic Church Sarto Center, Mobile and/or

  2. (Post-abortion trauma counselor training) Learn how to approach/help women and men hurt by abortion Friday, 7:00-8:30 PM at St. Thomas by the Sea, Orange Beach

This Friday and Saturday: Have fun hanging out at the Students for Life booth at the Festival on the Greens at UWF.

  1. We’ll have our table out there from 10AM-3PM both Friday and Saturday.

  2. We’re going to be doing face-painting for donations which will help our group to put on our up-coming social!

  3. Our table will help new students to find out about/join our group and even help pregnant students find help and hope!

 

Don’t wait for school to be over before you meet the awesome members of our group!

  • People who have the same respect for life that you do!

  • People you can work together with to SAVE LIVES ON OUR CAMPUS!


Divinity conceived

Today is the Feast Day of the Annunciation

a.k.a. Conception day of Jesus

a.k.a. 9 months before Christmas

Millions of Christians all over the world celebrate this day as the day their Savior came into the world.  “Why not on Christmas day?” you might ask.  When does a person become a person, a life become a life?

Is it the day that a full formed baby descends through the birth canal and begins crying outside the womb?  Is it the day the mother feels the baby kicking?  Or, is it the day a unique and unrepeatable human DNA is formed which immediately begins directing the development of this new person?  Science tells us that without a doubt, life begins at conception (Click here for proof).  Christians believe that God loved the world so much that He desired to become a human like us to redeem every aspect of our life.  He even started His life in the womb just like every one of us did.  So today is the day that Christians worship and adore a God who was temporarily made up of only one cell.  A God they believe is eternal, who created everything, stepped into human time and reigned on earth first and foremost in the womb.  Of all biblical references to the sanctity of all human life, I cannot think of a better religious proof that human life in the womb is absolutely holy and truly human than the image of God as a one-celled, developing human in utero.

Looking at the picture, you can notice the poverty of Mary.  She is also young.  Upon her acceptance, she instantaneously is immaculately impregnated with God, and chose to carry God to term despite her very real danger of being stoned to death because she was pregnant out of wedlock.  Does this story sound familiar today?  “Young woman, unable to provide for herself, endangered perhaps by abusive family members, and pregnant”.  Mary is the model of courageous womanhood.  She accepted her pregnancy as a gift from God, regardless of the social consequences.  If you or someone you know is pregnant and in need of support, help is here.

Hidden from the picture is Joseph.  He is an upright and good man.  He is betrothed to Mary; so when word gets out that Mary is pregnant, his reputation is at stake.  Many other men would have rebuked her, disbelieved her, and had her stoned for her claim that she had immaculately conceived God’s son.  Joseph is the model of courageous manhood.   Unlike the status quo of today when we see a whole sect of society living below the poverty line because they were abandoned by their fathers, Joseph’s true manhood is blindingly visible in his unwillingness to let his betrothed carry the child alone.  Listening to the advice of an angel in a dream, he took Mary into his home and foster fathered the Son of God.  If you are the father in a crisis pregnancy or care about someone in this situation, your loving support can save a life.  Find advice and help here.

What does the Feast of the Annunciation mean for the average person?  Regardless of your faith or non-faith, this story of a courageous couple and the dignity of the child at the moment of conception is something to be celebrated.  Human life is a miracle!  Scientists study its phenomenon, they can pick out various aspects of it and explain what is happening, but they themselves will say that they are only scratching the surface!  I mean, what happens to the sperm and the egg when they unite?  Yes, we know that it becomes a new being… but what happens to the sperm and the egg?????  And how do all the intricate parts of human development at its earliest stage know what to do?!?!  One thing we all know deep down inside, even if we don’t readily admit it, is that all human life is sacred.  No one has the ability to give his or herself life, no one has the right to take another person’s life.  Let’s live in a manner that shows our respect for all human life and live up to the courageous standard of woman and manhood that Mary and Joseph lived.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS:

8 Babies Saved in Pensacola today through prayer and presence from 40 Days for Life!!!

Won’t you be a part of this miraculous campaign?  One of our Students for Life members has committed to praying at the 9th Avenue abortion clinic every Friday from 7-9AM.  Commit to a weekly schedule of your own or come with your own classmates on Friday mornings. Sign up here!

 

 

 

“Clergy for Choice”

The following was originally posted on 40 Days for Life Pensacola

(This is from Abby Johnson’s facebook post March 23, 2011)

Abby Johnson: Pro-life advocate
“Today, I sidewalk counseled outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Spokane, Washington. The clinic workers were in a total frenzy. They are not used to someone speaking to clients and staff. The saddest part? They called in their “clergy for choice.” I attempted to speak to them as well. Please pray for these men and women who encourage women to abort their children in the name of Christ.”

More information on Planned Parenthood and “Clergy for Choice” (pdf)

What “Clergy for Choice” believe

This is why it is so vitally important to have our “Clergy for Life” in front of abortion facilities throughout our nation. Planned Parenthood Clergy are certainly not ashamed to stand outside abortion facilities and convince men and women that it is alright to destroy their pre-born child.

 

Makes us recall the poem, “Sing A Little Louder” by Penny Lea:

I lived in Germany during the Nazi holocaust. I considered myself a Christian. I attended church since I was a small boy. We had heard the stories of what was happening to the Jews, but like most people today in this country, we tried to distance ourselves from the reality of what was really taking place. What could anyone do to stop it?

A railroad track ran behind our small church, and each Sunday morning we would hear the whistle from a distance and then the clacking of the wheels moving over the track. We became disturbed when one Sunday we noticed cries coming from the train as it passed by. We grimly realized that the train was carrying Jews. They were like cattle in those cars!

Week after week that train whistle would blow. We would dread to hear the sound of those old wheels because we knew that the Jews would begin to cry out to us as they passed our church. It was so terribly disturbing! We could do nothing to help these poor miserable people, yet their screams tormented us. We knew exactly at what time that whistle would blow, and we decided the only way to keep from being so disturbed by the cries was to start singing our hymns. By the time that train came rumbling past the church yard, we were singing at the top of our voices. If some of the screams reached our ears, we’d just sing a little louder until we could hear them no more. Years have passed and no one talks about it much anymore, but I still hear that train whistle in my sleep. I can still hear them crying out for help. God forgive all of us who called ourselves Christians, yet did nothing to intervene.

Their screams tormented us . . . If some of their screams reached our ears we’d just sing a little louder.

Now, so many years later, I see it happening all over again in America. God forgive you as Americans for you have blocked out the screams of millions of your own children. The holocaust is here. The response is the same as it was in my country – SILENCE!”

Have you ever wondered HOW people could have stood by and let the holocaust just happen? Do you wonder why the Christians in this story chose to just sing their praise to God a little louder to drown out the victim’s cries?

The old man’s story is in the past. The past cannot be changed. It is easy to think we would act differently now. But the old man’s last words are haunting “It’s happening all over again in America with abortion. The Holocaust is here.”

As American Christians, we have become so comfortable in our lovely buildings and padded pews. We have beautiful fellowship halls for our many banquets. We have the latest sound equipment for our praise and worship. We have computers to keep our records. We gather together each week and shut ourselves inside our buildings. We raise our voices as loud as we can, all in the name of God.

And yet, in the heavenly realm, our voices raised in praise are drowned out by screams of agony from millions of babies who are being executed before they are born. We can’t see them. We can’t hear them. But it is happening right now!

Babies are being aborted UP UNTIL THE DAY OF BIRTH in this country. Their organs and brains are “harvested” for use in medical experimentation. In Wichita, Kansas, the smoke stack from the furnace of Dr. Tiller’s abortion clinic belches out black smoke and the sickening smell of burning flesh. These are the bodies of 7th, 8th and 9th month old babies being “disposed of”.

If the Christians in the old man’s church had done something, they would have probably been killed. That is not the case with us. We don’t even have that as an excuse for our silence.

Years from now will you be like that old man trying to explain your apathy as millions were led away to slaughter in abortion clinics? Or will you raise your voice and cry out in protest for those who have no voice! The choice is YOURS!

Who is Baby Joseph and Why Should I Care?

This child is a victim of eugenics discrimination by the health care system.

The world has taken notice of a 14-month old baby from Canada whose family has been fighting the medical establishment since October to help their child breathe. Moe and Sana Maraachli were refused a tracheotomy for their son because the apparently fatal neurological disease that the child has renders further intervention “futile.”

Working with many others, we at Priests for Life arranged to have the baby transferred to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St Louis, and I went on the medical jet to pick up the baby and his father on Sunday night March 13. Now, the child has another chance at getting better care, and the family another chance at maximizing the time they can spend with their child.

A lot of media has accompanied the event. One reporter who was not too interested in covering the story asked, “Who the hell is Baby Joseph and why should I care?”

The short answer is, Baby Joseph is all of us.

After all, the problem underlying this case is not simply one particular hospital or the Canadian medical system. The problem is a philosophy of life that says that how valuable you are depends on how well you function. The problem is a philosophy of medicine that says that if someone is going to die anyway, there’s no benefit in prolonging life. The problem is a philosophy of suffering that says we can actually determine what somebody else’s level of happiness is, and measure their misery, and that if they don’t have the good sense to eliminate it, we can step in and do so against their wishes.

If we don’t think that we and our loved ones will be affected by this philosophy when it comes to our own medical challenges and decisions, we should think again. It’s happening every day, often with subtle or not so subtle pressure from medical professionals, who, instead of rendering medical judgments, render value judgments. Doctors are not supposed to judge for us the “meaning” or “value” of extending the life of a loved one, or our own life. Rather, they are supposed to judge for us whether a particular treatment or intervention will have certain effects on a loved one or on us. They need to leave it to us, in consultation with our family and clergy, to determine what meaning or value we find in the situation.

This is what the parents of Baby Joseph, together with Priests for Life and many others, are trying to say. Baby Joseph’s parents, who want to care for him no matter how long or short his life may be, were told that this life wasn’t worth extending. It’s time to draw a line in the sand and tell the medical profession that this is not their role. “Life not worth living” belongs to a philosophy that led to one of the world’s greatest holocausts, which ended with the declaration “Never Again.”

Our efforts on behalf of Baby Joseph can actually be summarized by those two words.

 

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

Find out more here…

 

Healing for those suffering

Have you or a loved one suffered a deep sense of loss from a miscarriage, stillborn, or abortion?

 

Deacon Gary McBride will be offering a special healing service at 7PM on Monday March 28th at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.  All are welcome.  Don’t feel you have to suffer in alone, love and support is available.


7PM  March 28th (Monday)

Location:

1200 VALPARAISO BLVD.
NICEVILLE, FL

For more information: 678-7813


 

 

40 Days for Life saving lives in Pensacola!

5 babies were saved due to the prayers and presence of pro-lifers in front of the 9th Avenue Abortion Mill this Friday!

Be a part of this life-saving movement.  Can there be anything more rewarding?  Ask yourself this: If I could spend one day saving the life of a poor old lady from being run over by a semi, would I prefer to just watch TV that day instead?  That’s what 40 Days for Life offers you:  can you spare some time praying in front of the abortion clinic and be an instrument in saving 1, 2, 3, etc. children from a horrific death – and likewise their mothers from a scarring experience?  You are young adults with spirit, strength, and passion – don’t waste it.  Put it to good use!  Be a part of 40 Days for Life this Spring and I promise you – you will have memories worth telling your grandchildren’s children.

 

Story of the 5 babies saved Friday:

What an amazing day!  Today we witnessed 5 mom’s choose life at the American Family Planning abortion facility.  Vigil participants were able to talk to these mom’s.

The first mom said, ” I can’t go through with it, I’m keeping my baby.”

The next woman was walking into the abortion clinic with a friend, we smiled at her and said, “Good Morning.” She smiled back and waved. Minutes later we saw her walk away from the abortion facility and one prayer vigil participant talked to her and said, “Are you keeping your baby?”  She responded, “YES I AM.”  We  offered her information about local pregnancy resource centers and she said she was from Mississippi.  We gave her the 1-800-395-HELP so that she could find out about local help in her area, and she said, “Thank You,” and walked to her car smiling.  She waved at the prayer vigil participants as she left, with a big smile on her face.

Next we had a young man in his twenties who approached the vigil participants and said, “I don’t want her to go through with it either. I am with you guys. I don’t believe in abortion.” One prayer vigil participant asked if she could pray with him. He agreed and she prayed with him for the strength to get his friend out. He walked toward his car, then toward the abortion facility. He met up with another prayer vigil participant who handed him local pregnancy resource center information, and told him that the center was right down the street and would be open in a couple of hours. She told him that she is a volunteer there and that this would be a wonderful place to get his friend the real help she needs. He took the information and brought it to her in the waiting room of the abortion facility . Moments later as he walked away from the building, she walked out the door and hollered out to him to get the car. He pulled the car around and the two drove away choosing life.

Later, there was a woman walking down the sidewalk in front of the abortion facility, she talked to a sidewalk counselor, he handed her a brochure on pregnancy help and said to her, “Can we offer you some help.” She said, “I’m okay, I’m not going through with this at all, my baby is safe.”

The last woman was with her boyfriend and they had gone in and out of the abortion facility several times, deciding whether to go through the abortion or not. Finally they decided to keep their baby! Praise God!

This was a blessed day! The power of God’s hand at work with our peaceful, prayerful presence.

Read more at the 40 Days for Life Pensacola website

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.

Contextual Morality

Today I met a woman who believed abortion should be legal because “life is just not perfect” and there are too many tragic circumstances that necessitate abortion.  Like what?  Like the tragedy of rape, incest, and young mothers.  This idea of contextual morality is all too rampant at UWF.  I saw it in my ethics class and I’ve heard it from every pro-abortion person I’ve spoken with.

What is contextual morality?  In a nutshell, it means you and I have human rights until it becomes inconvenient.  For ex:  Rape is wrong, but is excusable when a man ‘just can’t help himself’.  Or, child abuse is wrong, except when parents are stressed out. Thus, contextual morality does NOT guarantee protection from human rights violations.  It merely advocates human rights when its politically correct to do so, but when faced with the pressures of real life – contextual morality is a cop out, a wuss, flip-flop, a COWARD.

Morality must be consistent.  Otherwise it is unfair.  How can anything be called “ethical” or “moral” if it is not “just”?

You will most likely encounter people like this at UWF.  Be prepared for the false compassion of those who are concerned about one victim but inhuman towards another.  They see the tragedy of a rape victim but fail to acknowledge the tragedy of mass millions of slaughtered unborn children.  How do you respond to a moral contextualist?  You do not allow them to dehumanize the unborn in the conversation.  They must must must acknowledge who (plural) they are talking about.

When they talk about a victim of rape who has been impregnated, they must be reminded they are speaking about a victim of rape and a newly conceived innocent child.  Don’t allow them to pit the child against the mother.  Both are innocent. They must FIRST be convinced that you also see the tragedy of the mother and bemoan this atrocity.  How could we not??  At the same time, they need to also see the innocence of this newly conceived child, who should not be punished for something he or she could not help.  Then they need to know that peace is the answer.  Killing never heals.

They need to know that unfortunately nothing can erase the victim’s memory of the crime – not even abortion.  The damage has been done, the criminal must be punished to the full extent of the law and the victim needs to receive protection and healing.  Abortion only adds another trauma to the victim.  Rather than forgetting that she became pregnant, she will always remember the day she took the life of her child.  This does no justice to the mother.  A peaceful solution is to give the child up for adoption.  When a victim gives birth, she has the solace that despite the terrible manner in which she was impregnated, she can squelch the violence that began with her oppressor by giving the precious gift of this child to a gracious barren couple.  By the way, this is NOT something I’ve thought up myself, it is what victims of rape have already said about their experience choosing life.

Remember, any “compassion” that advocates murder is false compassion.  If we want an end to the violence of rape and incest, we will end it through laws that protect victims and punish offenders.

May peace reign in our hearts, in our actions, and soon in our society!