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Defending Life in the Pikes Peak Region

MAR
28

Engaging the Culture and Promoting Life

In a post at the beginning of the year I stated that we were “establishing of a group of volunteers who will engage the culture and promote the value of life through activities directly addressing local, state, and federal law making and policy setting.”

Six members of this group traveled to the state capitol on February 9 to attend hearings on three pro-life bills. I testified on the three bills and described the outcome in a previous post to this blog.

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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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SEP
30

The Goal

What is the primary goal for any Christian?  Is it not to get to Heaven?!

Today in the State of Colorado, we face a major struggle over Proposition 106, the Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) ballot initiative.  The battle between those in favor and those against is focused on HOW one dies.  The argument for PAS is based on having the right, under certain conditions, to terminate one’s own life.  The main strategy for those arguing against PAS is to sow doubt about the implementation of Prop 106, thereby hoping the majority of voters will vote “NO” on it!  Both sides argue from a secular perspective.

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SEP
18

PPCFL Survey 2016 Responses for Local Candidates, General Election Update

[Updated September 13, 2016]

In late January we sent our 2016 political survey to the local and state office candidates whom Pikes Peak area voters will be evaluating in the coming assembles and elections. In late February we sent the same survey to candidates for federal offices within Colorado (US House, US Senate, US President). Yet again in May we sent out surveys to additional candidates who had entered political races after we conducted our earlier rounds of surveys. We compiled the responses and presented them in an earlier post so you could make informed decisions in the primary election.

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AUG
30

U-D-I-E

Many ballot initiatives have serious unintended consequences, but none worse than Physician Assisted Suicide Initiative 145.

First think “U” – Unintended consequences that cause irreversible harm.

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AUG
22

Fighting Suicide by Doctor

Now that “suicide by doctor” (physician assisted suicide) is on the ballot, many pro-life organizations and people are shifting their education efforts into high gear so that the electorate may have some reliable information about the measure before they vote this fall.

As part of this effort, a new website has been brought online with facts about assisted suicide, news articles, videos, and other information including the wording of the assisted suicide initiative.

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JUL
31

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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