Defending Life in the Pikes Peak Region


Reflections from The Sidewalk

I am relatively new to the Pro-Life Movement. In fact, for almost half my life I would have identified myself as Pro-Choice. The story of how I switched sides can come later. For now, I thought you should know me better. I recently joined the board of Pikes Peak Citizens for Life as Vice President. Most of you have been embroiled in this battle for life far longer than I have, and for that I thank you. Though I am new to the fight, I hope to show you that I am a passionate addition to the forces in the trenches.

I will never forget my first hour as a Pro-Life warrior. A friend coordinating 40 Days for Life at my parish in Northern Virginia asked me to fill a space on the schedule. As anyone who knows me at all understands, I am not good at saying 'no'. So I said 'yes'. I showed up at the appointed time and place and felt immediately awkward. The people already there seemed to know what they were doing. I did not. But, I decided I could walk and pray. So that's what I did.   I walked back and forth, the length of the sidewalk in front of the clinic praying the Rosary for my hour. I didn't talk to anyone. We weren't permitted near the entrance. But in a small way, I felt heard. I felt a part of something bigger. And I felt hope. And that hope is what keeps me coming back to The Sidewalk.

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Hillary and the Democratic Party Platform Have it Backwards

In her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention (as reported by LifeSite news), “Hillary Clinton promised to enact the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand in history.”

Clinton also said “That’s the only way we can turn our progressive platform into real change for America.”

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No Rules Apply When Abortion Involved

Two safety provisions of a 2013 Texas law addressing abortion providers were rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court in a late June decision: the need to meet ambulatory surgical center standards and admission privileges for abortionists at a hospital within 30 miles.

As reported in the National Catholic Register, Justice Stephen Breyer, in his majority opinion, stated that “neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes.”

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Some Lowlights of 2016 Democratic Platform

The Democrats have formally approved their party platform at their convention which ends today.

Some are already calling it the “most pro-abortion platform in history” (LifeSiteNews).

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How Assisted Suicide/Murder Brings Trouble for Doctors and All of Us

A 2013 physician assisted suicide law is causing problems for doctors in Vermont.

As the Washington Times is reporting, the assisted suicide law in conjunction with a Patient’s Bill of Rights law is requiring Vermont doctors to inform their patients of the “right” to kill themselves with help from the doctors.

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