Friday, November 04, 2011

Hidden Persuaders The unheralded gains of the pro-life movement

"...Pro-lifers are waging the good war, like World War II. “You get much less grief fighting against abortion than you do fighting to preserve traditional marriage,” says Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List..." Read the article here

H/T to Carol.

New Jersey Nurses Face Job Loss for Refusing to Assist Abortions

Twelve nurses in New Jersey have filed a lawsuit against a local government hospital for being told they would lose their jobs if they refuse to perform abortions.

Read the article here

David Alton, an English Lord who defends life in all its phases

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Students get truth, encouragement during sexual health presentation

Last week, we traveled to a local high school to make sexual health presentations to sophomores. Discussions with the students covered human dignity and worth, making positive choices, pre-natal human development, avoiding pregnancy and STDs, and more.

We had finished sharing with the first class of about 25 students and were getting ready for the next class, but we were interrupted. During the break between periods, rival factions among the students clashed and a full-scale riot had erupted!

We were rushed back into the classroom as the campus was placed on lock-down. During the resulting chaos, we ended up presenting to a group of over 50 students, freshmen through seniors, who were agitated and anything but prepared to learn. Nevertheless, we engaged them in frank dialogue, watched short video clips, and fielded brutally honest questions like, "Why is it wrong to kill yourself?".

We spent close to two hours sharing a message of encouragement until calm was restored on campus. After the students were released from the classroom, a small group of teens remained behind, huddled around us, wanting to know more.

We learned from the students that day, too. We found that despite the difficult circumstances of their upbringing and environment, these students were crying out for affirmation and truth. They needed to hear our message that their lives are worth living and that people sincerely care about them and love them unconditionally.
We have been invited back to the campus to address future groups of students with the same message of truth, freedom through wise decision-making, and hope for the future.

To enable us to continue these educational outreaches, we need your support. Click here to donate online, or mail your check to Aloha Life Advocates Education Fund, 81 S Hotel St #200-B, Honolulu, HI 96813. Thank you for your support to allow us to touch the hearts of these young people. 

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

40 Days for Life Celebrates Lives Saved with Victory Rally

From 40 Days for Life Honolulu:

Dear Pro-Lifers:

Our Fall 2011 40 Days for Life prayer vigil is drawing to an end. There have been many praise reports from around the world of the many babies' lives saved, families protected, and pro-abortionists' minds changed. We can see that God is at work to turn hearts back to Him and we know that every bit that we do plays a part in His plans.

We will be having our closing "Victory Rally" on the 40th day - Sunday November 6 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. 

We will be holding it in front of Planned Parenthood at 1350 S. King Street so we can culminate all the prayers and declarations that have already been offered during this vigil. Come and join us. Invite friends and family for a time of celebration, praise and worship, and prayer. Bring your signs and come prepared to be salt and light to this needy world.

Thank you for your faithfulness to stand as God's ambassadors to speak for the sanctity of all human life, especially the unborn.

God Bless You!
40 Days for Life Honolulu Team

Too Many People? Ignore the UNPFA and Welcome Baby 7 Billion

Programs like China's one-child policy are morally repugnant and make zero economic sense, says the president of the Population Research Institute.

Read more: here at National Catholic Register