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“This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden…” – Ezekiel 36:35

Friends for Life:

 

God is doing an amazing work in Northwest Ohio. Calling forth new and emerging leaders in the pro-life and Gospel community, both Catholic and Protestant, to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the lost, forsaken and broken. Is he calling you?

 

I have no doubt the Lord is calling you, calling you to deeper commitment, deeper trust, deeper surrender to the Lord and His Church for the sake of the Kingdom. Perhaps he is calling you as never before to be engaged in the fundamental and essential battle for life.

 

If so, please consider joining us tomorrow, Wednesday May 31st on the sidewalk of Capital Care Abortion Facility, 1160 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo at 6:30 p.m. for an hour of peaceful, loving and joyful prayer. Each month we gather to be a witness to the abundant life and to raise awareness in the community of the innocent lives that are lost at the last remaining abortion facility in Northwest Ohio. Please consider joining us tomorrow night!

 

Finally, my wife Laura was kind enough to allow me to host the annual Respect Life “Vision Meeting” at our home on May 11th. We were blessed by 3 tremendous priests from the Diocese of Toledo, as well as 22 other leaders from some fantastic pro-life organizations in Northwest Ohio. I look forward to how the Holy Spirit will unfold what was prayed on and discussed, but in the meantime I wanted to share with you what I shared with those leaders concerning the “The Big 4” initiatives I’m working on this upcoming year and how you can be involved. Please see attached handout (The Big 4) to read about those initiatives.

 

Together, with and through God’s grace,. The abortion facility in Toledo with our fervent prayer, witness and olive branch to those inside will eventually close. God is doing this. God is doing this amazing work, why not join him in it today?

 

For the King,

 

Peter

 

p.s. In case you missed it last month, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, now chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, reacted to the announcement by the Democratic National Committee’s chair pledging support only for pro-abortion candidates. Calling the pledge “very disturbing,” Cardinal Dolan urged party members to “challenge their leadership to recant this intolerant position.” You can read more from the Statement attached. As active members of any political party, it is incumbent upon us to fight for the voiceless within our party and nation!

 

 

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

 

 

Abortions UP, prenatal care DOWN at Planned Parenthood

Ohio Right to Life

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Abortions rise as prenatal care diminishes at Planned Parenthood

After several months of delay, Planned Parenthood finally released its 2015-2016 Annual Report over Memorial Day weekend, celebrating its 100th anniversary and promising to stick around for another 100 years. The report details substantial changes in services over the last fiscal year, namely an increase in abortions and a decrease in prenatal care.

In 2014-2015, Planned Parenthood reported 323,999 abortions. In 2015-2016, that number rose to 328,348—a 13 percent increase. As of this report, Planned Parenthood’s share of the U.S. abortion market now stands at a stunning 35.6 percent.

Meanwhile, prenatal services at Planned Parenthood have been cut in half. In just one year, Planned Parenthood’s prenatal services fell from 17,419 to 9,149.

Additionally, contraception, pregnancy tests, cancer screenings, and breast exams all dropped in 2015-2016. Across the board, Planned Parenthood lost about 100,000 clients.

All the while, taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood actually increased by nearly $1 million, giving the abortion chain a whopping $554.6 million.

TAKE ACTION >>> Tell Congress to DE-FUND Planned Parenthood now!

As Planned Parenthood continues to demand taxpayer funding, their annual report is telling us exactly why they don’t deserve it. Abortions are rising, but many of its other services (which it’s hidden behind for years to keep the money flowing) are declining.

After 100 years of de-humanization, it’s time the United States cuts its ties with Planned Parenthood. Click here to tell Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood and forward this email to two friends, asking them to do the same. This annual report should drive us to action! Take a stand for human Life today!


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Dismemberment Abortion Ban introduced in Ohio Senate

Ohio Right to Life

Dismemberment Abortion Ban introduced in Ohio Senate
Legislation marks next step in national strategy to end abortion  


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
     CONTACT: Katherine Franklin
DATE: Thursday, May 4, 2017     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, Ohio Right to Life’s Dismemberment Abortion Ban (S.B. 145) was introduced in the Ohio Senate by pro-life Senators Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Steve Wilson (R-Maineville). The legislation, which has seven co-sponsors, would prohibit dilation and evacuation abortions, a procedure in which the abortionist first dilates the woman’s cervix and then uses steel instruments to dismember and extract the baby from the uterus. The D&E abortion procedure is usually performed between thirteen and twenty-four weeks LMP. In 2015, the Ohio Department of Health reported nearly 3,000 D&E abortions in the state of Ohio.
Matt_Huffman_and_Steve_Wilson.png“The Dismemberment Abortion Ban is a game-changer in the abortion debate,” said Devin Scribner, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “This law is all about shining a light on the brutality of a very common abortion procedure that is happening in facilities across this state and country. Thousands of times every year in Ohio, unborn babies are literally crushed and torn apart limb from limb. Former and current abortionists have testified to the brutal nature of this procedure. It is incumbent on the State of Ohio to draw the line against this barbaric practice.”

Like the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which took effect in Ohio in March, the Dismemberment Abortion Ban is the next step in the national strategy to end abortion. The legislation is built partially on the precedent set in Gonzales v. Carhart (2007) which upheld the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, scaling back the scope of Roe v. Wade. In the Court’s opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Court’s swing-vote on abortion, indicated a willingness to consider the harms of dismemberment abortions. He described what occurs in a D&E abortion: “[F]riction causes the fetus to tear apart. For example, a leg might be ripped off the fetus…” He continued, “No one would dispute that for many, D&E is a procedure itself laden with the power to devalue human life.”

“The Dismemberment Abortion Ban presents a turning point for the pro-life movement,” said Scribner. “Not only will it prove itself to be constitutionally sound, it will go great distances in saving thousands of lives in Ohio and nationwide. Ohio Right to Life thanks Senators Huffman and Wilson for their leadership in putting an end to this inhumane practice here in Ohio.”

The legislation is being co-sponsored by Senators Peggy Lehner, Lou Terhar, Bob Hackett, Joe Uecker, Kris Jordan, Frank LaRose, and Jay Hottinger. Seven states have passed dismemberment abortion bans since 2015.

Ohio Right to Life asks its members to send a letter of support to their state senators using its Legislative Action Center at ohiolife.org. Click here to take action now.

Click here to read story in web browser.

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death. 

House Defunds Planned Parenthood

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Hi, Friend,
I have good news: The U.S. House of Representatives just voted to defund abortion giant Planned Parenthood for one year and redirect taxpayer dollars to local health centers that provide more care for millions more women!
Thank you for everything you did to win this victory.
YOU made this happen – whether you called, emailed, tweeted, or visited your representative’s office, your action forced them to cut off most of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding1.
But even though we won a huge victory today, the battle continues. The bill is now headed to the Senate, where we expect just as intense a fight.
Friend, that’s why it is absolutely critical you call and email your senators immediately – now, more than ever, they need to hear that you do not wish to see your tax dollars continue to fund a corporation that kills 887 preborn children every day.
Click the link below to find contact information for your senators, as well as to see some sample talking points you can use when you call or email them.
Click here to contact your senators: http://cqrcengage.com/liveaction/home?0
Please don’t delay – Planned Parenthood has wasted no time in mobilizing their supporters for the coming fight. We must have a bigger impact, as winning or losing this fight in the Senate may very well come down to a single vote.
Again, thank you for your efforts to bring defunding Planned Parenthood one step closer to a reality and for everything you do to defend the most vulnerable – our preborn children.
– Lila
Lila Rose Founder and President

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Abortionists Know Abortion is Killing

Abortionist admits: ‘Abortion is killing. Nobody can argue with that’

 “Abortion is killing. Nobody can argue with that. When the fetus is inside the uterus it is alive and when the pregnancy terminated it is dead – that by any definition is killing.”

Pro-lifers say every abortion takes a human life – and surprisingly, many abortionists agree.

ClinicQuotes.com has a collection of no fewer than 60 quotes from abortionists and abortion workers admitting that life begins at conception and/or that what they do is killing. For example, Dr. Bertran Wainer called abortion “killing.”

Abortion is killing. Nobody can argue with that. When the fetus is inside the uterus it is alive and when the pregnancy terminated it is dead – that by any definition is killing. … I think abortion is the destruction of something which is potentially irreplaceable, human and of great value, which is the tragedy of abortion. But it is not of greater value than the woman seeking the abortion.

Another abortionist also admits how abortion ends a human life:

I can now say openly that I do think I am ending a life every time I do an abortion, but I do it as someone who has certain skill which is put at the disposal of a woman who does not want her pregnancy to continue. I do not regret all the agonizing – it has helped me to understand the problems that each woman faces when deciding about her abortion.

Another abortionist quoted in GQ says:

I’m not taking that life [of the baby] out of anger or cruelty; I’m taking that life for a purpose. I feel like the American Indian did-I’m saying a prayer to that animal: Give me your life so that I can accomplish this purpose, ‘speed thy spirit on to other places’ so that the life that is lost will one day be replaced.

This unnamed abortionist freely acknowledges that what he does is killing. He compares himself to a hunter who has killed an animal, presumably for food. But a preborn baby is not an animal; he or she is a human being. The abortionist, as a doctor, knows this. Humans give birth to human beings. Two human beings will never have nonhuman offspring. A pregnant woman will never give birth to a duck or squirrel. A preborn baby has his or her own human DNA from the moment of conception. The abortionist admits he is killing, and the only thing he can be killing is a human being.

The abortionist’s “prayer” to the baby he has killed asks the baby’s spirit to “move on to other places.” Whatever one believes about the afterlife and where the souls of aborted babies go after they are killed, it is clear that the abortionist is deliberately depriving the child of this life. And the baby that is lost is irreplaceable. The aborted child had his or her own genetic makeup that is different from that of any other person who has ever lived. This genetic makeup is different from anyone who ever will live. In a billion years, if the human race still exists, the combination of DNA that resulted in this child will never appear again. A preborn baby is a distinct human life, which, like all of us, is unique and unrepeatable.

The author of the article, Tom Junod, says the nurses who work with the abortionist also acknowledge that abortion is killing. He writes:

In truth, the nurses and clinic workers know precisely what is happening and most will tell you that they arrange a costly bargain and that abortion, although the only way to ensure the freedom of women, “is the termination of a kind of life.”

This “kind of life” is human. The abortion workers justify abortion because it gives a woman “freedom” they feel she would not have otherwise. They justify the killing. But they do not deny that the killing takes place.

One of the abortion workers in the facility expresses mixed feelings about the work she does. The author of the article describes her as “a recovering Catholic” who “seems on the verge of tears.” Committing abortions seems to be taking a toll on this woman. She says:

I don’t approve, but it doesn’t matter if I don’t approve. I’m doing my job. I’m doing what I’m trained to do, and so is Doc – it’s better than that back-alley sh*t! These girls put themselves through hell over this. The punishment is themselves. They don’t need people outside to tell them they’re going to hell.

“Back-alley” abortions were not the scourge pro-abortion activists claim they were, and legalizing abortion did not have a huge influence on abortion deaths. The abortion worker “doesn’t approve” and says she’s just “doing her job.” But she is clearly uneasy. It is the emotional trauma of the women that bothers her so much, but the plight of the aborted baby also moves her. She says:

The later ones, though, they’re bad – you see little arms and feet… little, but you know what they are, and you know what’s really being done.

She knows that what is “really being done” is the actual killing of a real human being. It seems that this abortion worker might be receptive to pro-lifers’ efforts to reach out to her. She realizes that abortion is wrong, and that it hurts women and kills babies.  She may be right on the edge of quitting her job. When you go sidewalk counseling at an abortion facility, keep in mind that there may be workers like this woman. Reach out to them with compassion, and refer them to And Then There Were None.

Many (though perhaps not all) abortion workers know they are taking a life every time they commit or assist in an abortion. This stands in contrast to pro-abortion advocates who claim that abortion is just the removal of some “tissue” or “cells.” Those who witness abortions every day cannot hide from themselves the reality that abortion kills babies.

Source: http://www.liveaction.org/news/abortion-workers-admit-we-know-we-are-taking-life/

Do You Know What To Say???


Saturday

MAY 20, 2017

9:30 – 11:30 am 
Where

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

When you witness or do sidewalk counseling at an abortion facility or Planned Parenthood, it’s not always enough to rely on your faith that what you are saying and doing is the best answer to saving lives.   The best ways to approach abortion-minded women are not always the ones that seem most obvious to us. This can be a last attempt to turn hearts away from abortion and to offer real help, or to be an outward sign to the community that you stand for life

Come and learn how to put your beliefs into action and to be better prepared to deal with those who are abortion-minded.
Class size is limited!  There is no charge for the class, but donations are gladly accepted! If you have any questions, please give us a call at 330-762-2785.  We look forward to seeing you on May 20!

 

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

Campaign of Prayer and Fasting to End Abortion

Priests for Life in the Media

May 1 – May 8

May 1, 2017

Mary,

Below is our weekly media schedule and I call your attention to the new information about the Facebook live videos that I record on a regular basis, as does Fr. Stephen Imbarrato. Please connect with us on Facebook and set your notifications to be alerted when we begin a live video. You can watch and share a video as it is being recorded live or afterwards, at your convenience. Our videos will pertain to current events or be broadcast from our various travels or may just be an invitation to join us in prayer.

Mother’s Day is around the corner and you are invited to join a special novena for all mothers beginning on May 6. You will find the novena prayer at www.PrayerCampaign.org. You may also submit your special intentions for your mom at www.PrayerIntentions.org. On that same page you can order a spiritual bouquet card for your mom to enroll her to share in the fruits of all the prayers, Masses, and good works of the priests of Priests for Life! Order now to receive in time for Mother’s Day!

Finally, we are in the midst of a campaign of prayer and fasting to end abortion and the evils of Planned Parenthood. Six unique prayers for this interdenominational effort can be found at www.PrayPP.com in English and Spanish. The sponsors of the prayer campaign, Priests for Life and the National Pro-life Religious Council, are joined by a coalition of 28 national and pro-life groups. Please ask your Pastors to utilize and promote these prayers and announce www.PrayPP.com from the pulpit and on their websites. The two campaigns run from April 28th to May 7 in conjunction with the nationwide protests outside Planned Parenthood facilities that occurred on April 28-29. You can use hashtag #praypp.

Many thanks for your participation and promotion of all of these efforts!

Blessings,

Fr. Frank Pavone

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director

Media Schedule
Facebook Live

Please connect with us on Facebook and tune in to regular Facebook Live videos with Fr. Frank Pavone and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato. Please watch and share them either as they are being recorded live, or afterwards at your convenience.

Recent notable videos include:

Fr. Frank Pavone: The First 100 Days: ProLife Victories of the Trump Administration
Fr. Frank Pavone: Protesting Planned Parenthood
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: Eucharistic Procession to an Abortion Mill

Defending Life on EWTN: Silent No More

*Brand New Episodes Airing Now*

Airing: Wednesday, May 3 at 3 a.m. and Thursday, May 4 at 11 p.m. ET. You can also stream EWTN online by going to EWTN.com and clicking on the “television” tab.

Topic: The hosts and guest discuss the pastoral duty and strategic opportunity of spreading the testimonies of women and men who have lost children to abortion.

For more information and details, go to DefendingLife.tv.

The Catholic View for Women on EWTN: Protecting Minors from Porn

*Brand New Episodes Airing Now*

Airing: Wednesday, May 3 at 11 p.m. and Friday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m ET.  You can also stream EWTN online by going to EWTN.com and clicking on the “television” tab.

Topic: Victoria Hearst, granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, discusses the damaging influence of Cosmopolitan magazine on minors and her campaign to protect them.

Go to TheCatholicViewforWomen.com for more information.

The Gospel of Life on Radio Maria: Abortion on Campus

*Brand New Episodes Each Week*

Ask questions on the live show at 866-333-6279 (MARY) or email us ahead of time at info@gospeloflife.com.

Airing: Tuesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. ET and rebroadcast on Thursday, May 4 at 2 a.m. ET and Monday, May 8 at midnight ET (11 p.m. CT Sunday). Go to radiomaria.us to listen online.

Topic: Margaret Caligaris, president of CalPoly Students for Life, joins Father Frank Pavone to talk about a bill that would require all public colleges and universities in California to provide medical abortions to students on campus.

Shows are archived at PriestsForLife.org/RadioMaria.

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