WOW, have things started moving across the country concerning the abortion issue!  I know I haven’t watched the news
one day in the last 2 weeks that there hasn’t been an interview, a debate of both sides, or just a mention of abortion.
In fact, it has happened here in Sarasota on the sidewalks of Central Ave. in front of Planned Parenthood this past Tuesday.
If you missed the ABC news story, click on the link to watch.  Give a hand to Rosie Coon for her great interview.
More good news! The movie, Unplanned, is showing again locally at the Parkway 8 Theater, located in the strip mall on the southeast corner of Lockwood Ridge and University Parkway. It is showing at 1:05, 4:05 & 7:05 until at least next Thursday.  These movies show at a discounted rate of about
$2.50 as well.  If you were not able to see it during the original showing dates, this is your chance to do so.  Please pass this along to your friends.
I’m also passing along a link from Live Action, for some great replies to the most common pro-choice arguments.  I especially like the one by Kirsten Watson on “My Body, My Choice,” but they are all good.  Those that fear that the legalization of abortion is hanging in the balance, are ramping up their protests against those of us who know
that every life is a human gift from God from the moment of conception.  We must find our strength in each other and continue to arm ourselves with the knowledge we need to change the hearts and minds of those that have not yet come to this realization.  We need to remind ourselves that we are in the majority; but a small percentage of us are doing the speaking for that majority.  It’s up to us to pass that strength on to others, to increase those numbers who are willing to take action in prayer, speech and presence on the sidewalks of Planned Parenthood.
I hope many of you were able to watch the live webinar this past Tues evening with Abby Johnson and four other former abortion clinic workers who have left and are now speaking on behalf of mothers and their babies about the real business Planned Parenthood is in.  After watching it, you can be sure that it has nothing to do with good “healthcare” for women.  This was especially true when listening to Adrienne Moton, who worked for Gosnell and spent two years in prison because of it.
I attended the Christian Family Coalition Breakfast a few weeks ago, and was energized by the founder, Anthony Verdugo.  It made me realize the importance of networking with others, outside of our circles, that have the same desires to end the killing of innocent children, along with the brainwashing of our youth, hoping to wipe pro-life
souls like us out by the next generation.  We were introduced to Phil Dann, sales manager at WWPR 1490 AM Radio in Tampa.  He would like to have your call-ins during his show on Wed. mornings to discuss life issues.  If you listen to him, and decide this is something you feel called to do, it would be another way of reaching many others out there with the truth.
For those of you who are not signed up with 40 Days for Life emails, Shawn Carney sent out a survey this week to be filled out by vigil participants to help them know what is working well and what is not.  If you don’t mind to take the time and answer a few questions, click on the survey monkey link.
May God continue to bless our efforts to respect and protect all Life,
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1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Decisions Legalized Abortion in the U.S. for theFull Nine Months of Pregnancy Prior to 1967, abortion was prohibited in all 50 states except when the mother’s life was in danger. Between 1967 and 1973, 18 states added further exceptions, mostly to allow abortion in cases of rape and incest, or for certain limited medical reasons, or on demand (New York). In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered two decisions, Roe v. Wade 1 and Doe v. Bolton 2 which, taken together, have allowed legal abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy in all 50 states. The two original decisions established legal abortion as follows: In the first three months of pregnancy, no one can interfere with a woman’s decision to abort her child. After the first three months, but before the “viability” of the unborn child, an individual state can enact laws to protect the health of the mother but cannot prohibit the abortion of the unborn child. After “viability” of the unborn child, an individual state can, if it chooses to do so, enact laws to protect the unborn child but abortion must be allowed if the life or “health” of the mother is at stake. The Supreme Court defined “health” as “the medical judgment that may be exercised in light of all factors – physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age –relevant to the well-being of the patient. All these factors may relate to health.” 2 Consequently, the broad definition of “health” has made abortion legal up to the moment of birth.

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