Monthly Archives: August 2017

“Reclaiming Hearts for Christ: Exposing the Lie of Pornography”

Friends for Life:

 

First, today is the last day to register for the 2017 Diocesan Pastoral Conference “Reclaiming Hearts for Christ: Exposing the Lie of Pornography” at Camden Falls Reception Center in Tiffin on September 7th. Register right now at: www.toledoconference.org! You will not be disappointed with internationally acclaimed speaker Matt Fradd, Bishop Daniel Thomas, and three great witness presentations! Hope to see you there, but be sure to register!!!

 

Secondly, Toledo City Council’s meeting last night on “Impeding Access to Health Care” was pretty crazy. I was there for a total of 5 hours as after the official testimony of each side nearly 70 people rose to speak from the public. Praise God the majority of those individuals were pro-life! The most striking thing of the evening for me was that the manager of facility at Capital Care called the majority of people who come to “protest” at the clinic, “terrorists”. Striking because for the rest of the evening as grandmas and women as young as 12 came forward to share their pro-life counseling work, they hardly came off as terrorists. I’ve provided some more reflection in the document attached, “Reflections on Toledo City Council Meeting” if you are interested. No vote date was set on the ordinance but please continue to email city council members and express the truth in LOVE, MERCY AND COMPASSION! (http://toledo.oh.gov/government/city-council/)

 

Thirdly, if you haven’t yet, please join our cause to be a part of the 40 Days for Life here in Toledo. It’s through this loving witness that we can show Toledo City Council and all of Northwest Ohio that the pro-life community is a LOVING community committed to prayer and steadfastly witnessing to the dignity of human life including the unborn child. Visit www.40daysforlife.com/toledo today to sign up to take an hour of prayer at the abortion facility!

 

Finally, the Culture Project will be returning to the Diocese of Toledo October 14 for the Bishop’s “Mass for Life” and will be staying through May. Their calendar is filling up fast so go to www.restoreculture.com today to invite the missionaries to your school, church or home-schooling group!

 

God bless everyone, keep up the good fight!

 

Peter

 

JMJ

 

Peter Range

Director of Office for Life and Justice

Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo

1933 Spielbusch Ave.

Toledo, OH 43604

419-244-6711, ext. 4933

440-821-1533 (cell)

www.catholiccharitiesnwo.org

 

 

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Is My Name Remembered?

August 30, 2017
Dear Friend:
 

     I hate to admit that as I get older, it gets harder to remember the names of people that I don’t see very often.  I often have to rely on subtle clues in the conversation when I run into someone that knows me, and when I should know their name but can’t remember it.  This really bothers me a lot!   However, what’s worse than that is the more than 59 million unborn children who were aborted and killed since 1973 when the Supreme Court tragically legalized abortion and ignored our constitution.
Those 59 million unborn children never had a name to forget.
 
     On September 9, in hundreds of locations across the United States, let’s help to honor those lives by giving them a name:  Child of God.   Please, help us to give them the love and dignity that abortion denied them by joining with us next week at the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00PM
Holy Cross Cemetery
100 E. Waterloo Rd.   Akron, OH   44319
This short but beautiful interfaith memorial service needs your participation! Memorial service participants to date include Pastor Al Davis (Bible Baptist Church, Richfield, OH ), Chris Long (President, Ohio Christian Alliance), Mary Taylor (Ohio Lieutenant Governor), Frank Larose (Ohio Senator District 27), Helena Carlson (President of University of Akron Students for Life), keynote speaker media personality Robin Swoboda, the music of Jeff & Kira Andrea, and the honor and color guards from the Knights of Columbus.
 
  PLEASE, IF YOU CAN JOIN US, CLICK HERE, scroll to the bottom of the new page and click on “YES, I will attend” to let us know so that we can print enough programs. Don’t miss this beautiful and inspiring service!

Our work goes on….

    

For Life,
Denise Leipold
Executive Director
HELP STOP THE DANGEROUS ABORTION PILL!
      Our colleagues at Greater Columbus Right to Life have undertaken an exhaustive review of the preliminary data available since a label change modified Ohio’s prescribing parameters for the abortion pill, and has found that the incidence of serious complications related to RU-486 (mifeprex) has skyrocketed since April of 2016, supporting the claim that the FDA’s decision prioritized the powerful abortion lobby over women’s health and safety.
     David Burkons, who runs the Northeast Ohio Women’s Center abortion facility in Cuyahoga Falls and the Toledo Women’s Center (Capital Care Network) in Toledo, and who has recently had his license suspended for drug violations, has a record in one year of having the most botched abortions in Ohio using the dangerous abortion pill.  Burkons is also the medical director at Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland, where 22 year old Lakisha Wilson died after having an allegedly illegal late term abortion.
    PLEASE read the full report of Greater Columbus Right to Life’s investigation by CLICKING HERE, and help them take action to stop this madness!!!!

Upcoming Events
Monday, September 18, 2017 
*** PLEASE NOTE:   Due to some technical problems, our annual Golf for Life tournament held on September 18, 2017 has been moved from Silver Lake County Club to Firestone Country Club.
Shortly after announcing the change, the remaining places in the tournament SOLD OUT.  However, we have had a cancellation of two golfers todayIf you have a twosome that would like to participate in our annual Golf for Life Tournament on the west course at Firestone Country Club, please call our office immediately at 330-762-2785.  Cost is $125 per golfer and includes the round of golf with cart, use of the driving range and putting greens, continental boxed breakfast, beer and soft drinks on the course, awards luncheon, and LOTS of fun!  For more details, visit our website by clicking here.

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There are MANY other pro-life events happening around northeast Ohio over the next few months.  To view these events, CLICK HERE.

  
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World Headed For Collapse Without More Children

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Billionaire Musk’s surprising tweet: World headed toward collapse without more children

Lisa Bourne Lisa Bourne Follow Lisa

LOS ANGELES, California, July 31, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – When billionaire Elon Musk tweeted about population growth earlier this month, some of his more than 10 million Twitter followers assumed he was lamenting “overpopulation.”

The Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder has funded research in Mars colonization and artificial intelligence, and he is regarded as an enlightened and enterprising entrepreneur.

So given that and the fact his tweet contained the words “population” and “collapse,” it was not a stretch to suppose he’d be tweeting about the planet having too many people.

However, Musk’s message was that some of the world’s countries are not replacing themselves in population and they are in danger of demographic collapse.

In saying so, he inadvertently communicated to his sizable audience what the pro-life movement has said for years: The problem is NOT that we’re having too many kids.

“The world’s population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care,” Musk’s tweet said.

He was commenting on a November 2016 New Scientist article titled “The world in 2076: The population bomb has imploded.” The article projected a measured decline of global population over the next 60 years, because half of the countries in the world have fertility rates below the replacement rate.

Replacement fertility is around 2.1 children per woman. Most developed countries are not achieving this. Population Research Institute confirms that half the world’s population has below-replacement fertility.

Musk’s tweet in its intended context was then covered by a number of media outlets, albeit with the awkward task of how to package the narrative atypical of current accepted anti-population ideology.

But Musk has made similar comments before.

“We should be concerned about demographic implosion,” he told CNNMoney in a March interview.

“So if you look at countries like Japan, most of Europe, China,” Musk said, “and you look at the birth rates, in a lot of those places it is only at about half of the sustaining rate.”

Musk went on to describe an inverted demographic pyramid for CNN’s correspondent, where more people in older age groups are on top and how this is not sustainable.

“So it will sort of fall over,” he said, “it will not stand.”

“What we’ll actually have in those countries is a very high dependency ratio, where the number of people who are retired is very high relative to the number of who are net producers,” he said. “And so the social safety net will not hold.”

Musk’s analysis focused on the productivity of people in their respective demographics — not a measure of the value of life — but it does factor concretely into civic planning. Societies need future generations to logistically sustain themselves. Musk mentioned as well how immigration is not a feasible method of population replacement.

Musk may be an unlikely dispatcher of a pro-life message.

Indeed, in the CNN interview, he spoke of how we “sort of evolved to just procreate and there wasn’t birth control or anything,” as though this worldview is something from the past.

And he spoke of China’s one-child policy only in terms of its role in rendering the nation to its current state of non-replacement, with no mention of the horrible forced abortion element.

But his grasp of the economics and sizable platform enabled him to deliver the message that having too many kids is not the issue, and population control is not working.

“The full gravity of this is not well understood,” Musk said, “but will become a severe issue in the next few decades.”

His words ring true. Studies from demographers in recent years have repeatedly shown what pro-life advocates have warned about for years: An impending demographic winter in the west and other countries, arrived at through low fertility rates and abortion, is a very real threat.

Source: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/billionaires-surprising-tweet-world-headed-toward-collapse-without-more-chi

Training for Pregnancy Help Centers

Ohio Right to Life

Friend —

In recent years, pro-abortion politicians in a number of states have targeted life-affirming pregnancy centers with harmful laws that violate their First Amendment rights. As alarming as this is, in Ohio, we’ve been blessed with quite a different story.

Here in Ohio, our legislature is overwhelmingly pro-life—so pro-life, in fact, that in the last 7 years, Ohio Right to Life has seen 19 pro-life initiatives signed into law! Relevant to the work of pregnancy help centers, this summer, Governor John Kasich approved $1 million for Ohio Right to Life’s Parenting and Pregnancy Support Program, an initiative we formed in 2013 to provide state funds to life-affirming pregnancy centers.

Ohio pregnancy centers now have the opportunity to apply for this funding – the only question is, “How?”

In collaboration with our friends at Heartbeat International, Ohio Right to Life will answer that question on Friday, September 8 at our Funds for Life Training Session, a training dedicated to explaining how to apply for funding through the Ohio Parenting and Pregnancy Support Program. Here are the details:

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In years past, there has been a lot of confusion about the application process. The truth is, the application process is rather rigorous and requires careful planning and writing to guarantee consideration. But as intimidating as that may sound, there are plenty of fantastic resources right here in Ohio that can help you as you set out to apply for these funds.

The goal of our training is to connect you to these resources, answer your questions, and set you up for success in your efforts to secure funding for your life-saving efforts!

If you are interested in attending this event, kindly RSVP to me, Jessica Koehler, at 614.547.0099 ext. 303 by Wednesday, September 6.

In Ohio, we are so grateful to have a legislature and governor who care about supporting alternatives to abortion. Ohio Right to Life is eager to help your center apply for these funds and take advantage of this opportunity to grow, change hearts, and save lives.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about our upcoming training or the Parenting and Pregnancy Support Program generally.

With you for Life,

Jessica Koehler
Director of Legislative Affairs
614.547.0099 ext. 303
jkoehler@ohiolife.org

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A Two Second Video Can Be Worth Thousands of…

NRL News Today

August 4, 2017   Abortion

A two-second video can be worth thousands of hits and retweets

 By Dave Andrusko

Well, if a picture is worth a thousand words, a two-second video can be worth thousands of hits and tweets and re-tweets..

I don’t know who first saw this and spread the word, but if you go to Hand Speak you will see an illustration of how you sign “abortion” in American Sign Language.

If you look up ASL, it’s defined as “the primary language of many North Americans who are deaf and is one of several communication options used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.” So it’s a big deal.

In just two seconds the signer goes from a rocking motion, like a lullaby, to using her right hand to take out would be what would be the baby, and discard him/her in one quick motion by opening her fist.

If you look at other options–at signingsavvy.com, for example—you see much the same sign. In the latter case the rocking gesture is lengthier and taking out what would be the baby is more obvious.

You can go in a lot of different directions with this. But what struck me was if you look to the left, literally the first word on the ASL dictionary is “abandon.”

The signs for abandon and abortion are different, of course, but the message of the two gestures is very similar: get out of here. I’m perhaps reading more into this than it deserves, but in both instances, the woman’s face seemed pinched and unhappy to me.

Take a moment out and go to Hand Speak.

Source: http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2017/08/a-two-second-video-can-be-worth-thousands-of-hits-and-retweets/#.WZ7sBTios74

Supreme Court Asked to End Censorship of Planned Parenthood Videos

NRL News Today

August 4, 2017   Judicial

Pro-life investigators ask Supreme Court to end censorship of Planned Parenthood videos

By Lisa Bourne

David Daleiden

David Daleiden

David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress have appealed to the Supreme Court to lift a federal judge’s gag order barring release of undercover footage of Planned Parenthood leaders at an abortion tradeshow.

The petition argues that no federal court has ever upheld a prior restraint like Judge William Orrick’s order to suppress speech of overwhelming public interest.

“At issue in this appeal is a gag order,” it states, “a preliminary injunction imposed specifically for the purpose of hiding information from the public, precisely because the information is of such significant public interest and concern — the procurement and sale of aborted fetal body parts.”

The footage that Orrick banned last year was taken at the National Abortion Federation’s (NAF) 2014 and 2015 conferences. It exposed high level abortionists speaking frankly about abortion and exposing gruesome details about the industry.

Daleiden, the CMP project lead, says there is information being suppressed by the order that is of significant public interest and concern.

“Judge Orrick’s gag order, issued at the behest of Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation, is an unprecedented attack on the First Amendment by a clearly biased federal judge,” Daleiden said in a statement. “Judge Orrick even wants to press his gag order in the California Attorney General’s bogus criminal case against me — though he, NAF, and Planned Parenthood insist the gag order only applies to my defense, and not to the Attorney General’s bogus prosecution.”

The suppressed NAF footage is part of some three years of undercover video captured by CMP documenting the abortion industry and its questionable handling of the remains of children aborted at its facilities.

The videos have led to a Congressional investigation and heightened calls to end the multi-millions awarded to Planned Parenthood annually in taxpayer subsidies. Numerous executives from the abortion giant were documented in the videos bartering in the trafficking of body parts from aborted children.

Orrick had blocked release of those videos last year, after NAF took Daleiden to court over the footage. Another party had previously posted some of the video online.

Publicly accessible links to some of the footage were posted on a website belonging to Daleiden’s criminal attorneys in May.

The attorneys have argued that release of the footage is necessary to provide Daleiden with proper defense in his criminal case. Orrick rejected this argument when he found Steve Cooley and Brent Ferreira in violation of his court order last month. Daleiden faces both civil and criminal charges.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra had charged Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, with 15 felony counts of recording confidential conversations without consent from all parties.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite dismissed the first charges in the criminal case for being “legally insufficient.” Becerra later amended and refiled the charges, subsequently adding in the file names of specific videos.

Orrick later followed up on Cooley and Ferreira’s contempt charges last month, finding Daleiden and CMP in contempt as well, awarding the NAF around $137,000 for attorney fees, security costs, and staff time the abortion group contends it has expended searching the Internet for links to Daleiden’s videos.

Daleiden was also ordered to turn over videos and any materials relating to the court order.

CMP had petitioned for Orrick to recuse himself from the case in June, due to Orrick’s previous involvement with a San Francisco resource center that partners with Planned Parenthood, but the request was initially denied.

“As a key leader of the “Good Samaritan Family Resource Center” in San Francisco, Judge Orrick helped open and fund a Planned Parenthood Northern California clinic inside the Center’s headquarters,” CMP said Thursday in a statement. “Planned Parenthood Northern California has membership in the National Abortion Federation and is a named plaintiff against CMP and Daleiden in Judge Orrick’s courtroom. A motion to disqualify Judge Orrick is still pending.”

Daleiden’s attorneys and pro-life advocates have repeatedly contended that charges against him and Merritt are politically motivated and driven by the abortion lobby and its supporters.

Daleiden still has a significant amount of video that has not yet been released.

Editor’s note. This appeared at LifeSite News and is reposted with permission.

Source: http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2017/08/pro-life-investigators-ask-supreme-court-to-end-censorship-of-planned-parenthood-videos/#.WZ7flTios74

Honor those who died

When
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Where
Holy Cross Cemetery
100 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

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Dear Friend,

Every day, more than 3,000 children are killed through abortion and their bodies discarded as medical waste.   It’s time to honor their lives and give them the dignity that the tragedy of abortion denied them.
Join Right to Life of Northeast Ohio as we sponsor an interfaith memorial service on the fifth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children,calling on pro-life Americans to honor the grave sites and memorials of our aborted brothers and sisters.
Please, can you spare just one hour and join is in a memorial service at 1PM to be held near the Memorial to the Unborn at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron?

With the accompaniment of the Knights of Columbus Color Guard, memorial service participants to date include Pastor Al Davis (Bible Baptist Church, Richfield), Chris Long (President, Ohio Christian Alliance), Senator Frank Larose (Ohio Senate District 27), Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, Helena Carlson (President, University of Akron Students for Life) and keynote speaker Robin Swoboda.

Music performed by
Kira Leyden & Jeff Andrea
of “The Strange Familiar

  • A  full map of the cemetery with the location of the memorial service is available on our website by clicking here.
  • The memorial service will be held rain or shine.
  • You are welcome to bring a chair with you.
  • Parking is along the side of the cemetery roadway near the memorial.
  • Please let us know you are coming by clicking on the link below so that we print enough programs.
Please help us to honor the innocent lives of the children who were killed before birth, and were also denied the dignity of a funeral.

 

Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, 572 W. Market St. Suite 2, Akron, OH 44303