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Defending Life in the Pikes Peak Region

MAR
18

Doing the Right Thing

There is a dark blemish on our beautiful city.  It is Planned Parenthood, the primary provider of abortions.  It is located in the vicinity of Centennial Blvd and Fillmore Street.  On the sidewalk close by, pro-life people gather to pray for the unborn and for the conversion of hearts.  As I was praying and looking at this evil facility, my mind wandered, thinking about so many other hideous crimes against humanity.  Under Hitler, Stalin, and Mao, it is estimated 100 million people were exterminated.  Under those regimes, if good and caring people protested they could be next in line!  Not so in our country.  In our Republic, power belongs to the people.  We can take action!!

Today we remember and are painfully aware of the insidious treatment to the slaves and American Indians.  For many years our laws did not protect them from injustices.  As a child growing up in Montana, I often heard, “The only good Indian is a dead Indian!”  Why didn’t good people take action?  There are lots of reasons.  The main one was they bought into misinformation that mainly the slaves and the Indians in some ways were not considered fully human.

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MAR
09

Can You Spend an Hour at 40 Days for Life?

The latest 40 Days for Life campaign has been active since March 1st.

The impact of these campaigns has been extraordinary (numbers as of this writing):

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FEB
28

40 Days For Life Kickoff Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, at 3:00pm, on the sidewalk near Planned Parenthood's Colorado Springs Westside Health Center (3480 Centennial Blvd) Prayer Warriors from all over the Pikes Peak region will kick off the Spring 40 Days For Life Campaign. Twice a year since 2007 nationwide, and since 2008 in Colorado Springs, citizens of all ages from all faith traditions and all walks of life have joined together for 40 consecutive days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion.

Since the first campaign in 2007, 40 Days for Life has held 4,535 total campaigns in 675 cities in 40 countries. Over 725,000 people have participated in these campaigns representing, among other organizations, 19,000 churches. The results have been impressive with 12,668 lives saved from abortion. In addition, 143 abortion workers have quit their jobs, and 83 abortion facilities have closed.

The leader of Colorado Springs' campaign, Michele Mason, has organized every campaign in Colorado Springs since 2008. Over the years more than 500 people have prayed and fasted resulting in over 20 lives saved from abortion. When asked why people take part, Michele said, "Most people who participate in a 40 Days for Life effort do it to save children and help mothers and fathers. They don't realize that God gives them the added benefit of profoundly changing their spiritual lives."

So if you want your prayers to make a real difference this Lent, I invite you to join me on the sidewalk. For more information or to sign up go to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/colorado-springs/
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FEB
23

Choosing to Reverse the Abortion Pill

A woman’s right to give an Informed Consent may be typically violated by abortionists. They are, after all, in the business of killing babies rather than saving them. All they need is the woman’s signature for consent to their treatment. For an early term pregnancy, they will have women take the Abortion pill before leaving their office.

The Abortion Pill is a drug that will prevent a fertilized egg to attach to the placenta, thus depriving living cells of needed nutrition by which they grow and develop. These cells will die within three days from lack of nourishment. The woman must then take a second pill, a drug that induces cramping in order to expel the dead tissue.  If a woman were to change her mind after taking that first pill, abortionists will say there is no turning back.

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FEB
18

Colorado House Kills Three Pro-Life Bills

Three pro-life bills were presented in a single meeting of the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on February 9th : abortion pill reversal information (HB17-1086), registration and inspection of abortion facilities (HB17-1085), and defining life as beginning at conception (HB17-1108).

The testimony in favor of the bills was impressive and came from multiple perspectives including doctors and nurses, lawyers, and even women who have successfully saved babies by using the abortion pill reversal treatment. Local Rep. Lois Landgraf aided the process by asking good questions of those who came to testify.

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FEB
13

Bills Addressing Life Issues at Capitol on Feb 15

A couple of bills addressing life issues will be heard at the state capitol on February 15th.

Here are links to details about the bills:

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FEB
08

Pro-Life Bills in House Committee Hearing on Feb 9

The Colorado House of Representatives is hearing three pro-life bills in the same committee meeting this coming Thursday, February 9th.

Here are links to details about the bills:

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JAN
31

The 2017 Hour for Life in Pueblo

Our sister organization in Pueblo, Pro-Life of Southern Colorado (PLSC), sponsored their annual Hour for Life on the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision (Jan 22, 2017) at the Rawlings Library.

Diane Hochevar, the president of PLSC, opened up with a description of a project to help educate people on the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

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JAN
18

Sanctity of Life Sunday 2017

It was gray and cold; the weather seemed appropriate to the event at hand. It was Sanctity of Life Sunday, January 15th, 2017, and we were remembering the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade ruling on that winter day forty-four years ago when that coldest of practices, abortion, became the law of the land. The death toll recently passed 58 million. We mourned their loss on Sunday, but we didn’t linger in the gray mood. In fact, the dominant feeling of the day was hope.

Our group of pro-life warriors represented at least three generations, our youngest participant having barely reached her 23rd birthday and our oldest in her 80s. We shared hot cocoa, home-baked cookies, and our stories of hope.

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JAN
07

Euthanized With at Least 10 Years to Live

In another example of the twisted thinking of those who adhere to the culture of death, a man from the UK went to Switzerland for suicide by doctor (now legalized in Colorado as well) and the media reported it as a “brave” act, especially for his wife since she “risked prosecution in Britain to help her husband end his life.”

You see, from the perspective of the culture of death, it is “a brave act of love” when a wife helps her husband kill himself.

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