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Being Pro Life: February 2020
Beginning on September 23, people across the world will gather outside of abortion facilities to lift their voices in prayer for the women and men who enter, the workers who provide abortion services, and the innocent lives lost. Those who commit to these 40 days of prayer and fasting, do so peacefully in the spirit of hope that someday we will see a world where the killing of unborn children is unthinkable.
As the Fall Campaign for 40 Days for Life approaches, I encourage you to get involved. If you have never prayed outside of an abortion clinic, attend one of the upcoming vigils in DAYTON or CINCINNATI as we raise our voices to God to proclaim the Gospel of Life. If you have previously attended a vigil, consider signing up for a shift or two outside of the clinic to cover those inside with prayer. Click the location listed above for a downloadable event flyer for the FALL CAMPAIGN.
40 Days for Life: Video Interview
Shawn Carney, President of 40 Days for Life, and Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood facility director, share about what 40 Days for Life is, and why we know it is effective in changing the hearts of parents and workers about abortion. We also talk with local leaders Peter Range from Toledo, Jenny Belokonny from Dayton and Mary Clark of Cincinnati about inspiring conversion stories and how to sign up for your local campaign. To hear each person’s full interviews, follow our weekly Podcasts below!
Being Pro Life Podcast
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Catholic Telegraph Article
Mission: 40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful, all-day vigil in front of abortion providers. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, there are two active 40 Days for Life Campaigns in Dayton and Cincinnati. To learn more about 40 Days for Life or to sign up, CLICK HERE- DAYTON or CLICK HERE- CINCINNATI.
40 Days for Life has their very own PODCAST. CLICK HERE for direct access!
To the Heart of the Matter
By Shawn Carney
It is easy to feel overwhelmed or have difficulty discerning where to focus our efforts to fight off the onslaught of attacks in our culture. Bestselling author, Shawn Carney, takes us through a 40-day journey, each day containing hard-won wisdom from his years fighting for life, as well as a prayer and daily intention. CLICK HERE to order.
Vision & Mission: To train, equip, and support local communities across the United States and the world in “sidewalk advocacy”: to be the hands and feet of Christ, offering loving, life-affirming alternatives to all present at the abortion center, thereby eliminating demand and ending abortion.
And Then There Were None (ATTWN) is a registered nonprofit organization that exists to help abortion clinic workers leave the abortion industry. ATTWN is pro-life without exceptions. But beyond that, we’re pro-ALL life. We’re pro-love.
We believe that a clinic worker’s life is valuable, too. As former clinic workers, we have a different perspective than others may have – we’ve been in their shoes. And we used those shoes to walk away.
About Abby: Abby Johnson has always been fiercely determined to help women in need. This desire is what led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization, becoming an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement.
Unplanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices… Until the day she saw something that changed everything, leading Abby Johnson to join her former enemies at 40 Days For Life, and become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America. For a Movie Discussion Guide CLICK HERE.
Our mission is to connect resources to help identify blind spots in the pro-life movement and unite passion and vision to provide comprehensive strategies that work to promote the value of all life, regardless of stage of development, race, age, gender, or ability.
Since October 28, 2017, ROC Love Will End Abortion has trained over 200 people in a best practices, woman-oriented method of sidewalk advocacy that is loving, law-abiding, and very effective. We currently have more than 100 people committed to a weekly, year-round sidewalk slot of at least one hour and we are covering 91% of the open hours outside of the biggest local abortion facility in Rochester, NY (the headquarters of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY) and we are at 26% coverage at a second Planned Parenthood location in the Rochester area.
What does it mean to be Pro-Life?
In today’s turbulently political world, the word “Pro-Life” seems to go hand and hand with those who work hard to fight against abortion; however, Being Pro-Life means so much more. It means cherishing every life, every person from the moment of their conception until their natural death. It means showing compassion to the marginalized in our society, and working diligently to help our culture recognize that EVERY PERSON is created in the image and likeness of God. Being Pro-Life means that we stand against the Culture of Death that is slowly seeping its way into our society and remain resolute in our Catholic Values that tell us that there is a loving God who has made each of us for a definite purpose. We are called to stand for one another, to support one another, and especially to defend those who are unable to defend themselves.
In this series, we will be addressing various “Pro-Life” issues in a variety of ways. Please join us as we begin a dialogue on how we can grow as a church towards BEING PROLIFE. In October, we debuted a new monthly column in the Catholic Telegraph called Being Pro-Life. Each month features an interview with someone personally affected by a different Respect Life Issue, with a call to action on how to get involved. Please follow us on Social Media, read our article in the Catholic Telegraph, watch the video interviews, and listen to the podcast so that we can all come to a better understanding of what BEING PROLIFE really means. To check out a previous topic in our series, click on the links on the left.