PPCFL BLOG

Defending Life in the Pikes Peak Region

DEC
10

PPCFL 2016 Fall Appeal

Fall 2016 BillboardWe recently completed a lengthy and controversial election cycle in which we ardently fought against physician facilitated death in all its forms – from abortion to suicide. Some battles for life were won –some were lost.

Out of this fiery political furnace “we the people” forged, with our votes and our ballots, a future direction upon which our society will embark.

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SEP
29

Life Chain this Sunday, October 2

Respect Life Sunday is once again upon us, which means it is time for the Life Chain. The Life Chain is a national event to prayerfully witness to Life along a city street.

This year’s Life Chains will be held at the same locations as last year, Academy and Austin Bluffs in Colorado Springs and Hwy 105 in Monument. Both Life Chains will run from 1 PM – 2:30 PM.

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NOV
28

Making a Difference Everyday

It’s interesting to note that the abortionists know how many babies they destroy. However, you do not hear people like Planned Parenthood touting their number of KILLS.  But on the other hand, the pro-life people rejoice over saving even ONE baby’s LIFE and announce it to the community with great exuberance.  Due to the nature of Pikes Peak Citizens for Life such as youth presentations, advertising, and booths etc., rarely do we know how many moms and dads have chosen LIFE because of our efforts.  Only God knows this number! 

However, sometimes we are told how someone changed their mind.  This happened recently.  For years PPCFL have had positive pro-life ads running on the Military TV Cable channel at Ft Carson.  A gentleman, associated with the Cable channel, was contacted by a young single pregnant soldier who had seen our TV ads.  She said, “I’m pregnant!  I don’t know what to do…I’m not sure who the dad is.  My mom and dad will be furious.  I’m scared!  What should I do?”  The gentleman, being a passionate pro-life advocate, settled the young lady down and is helping her make the “best” decision in planning for her baby!

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NOV
27

PPCFL Fall 2015 Appeal

PPCFL Fall 2015 Appeal

Our communities are so desensitized by the culture of death that many of our fellow citizens do not recognize the horror of abortion. However, the undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress, which exposed a fetal body parts trafficking scandal, recently pierced the apathy, even making some staunch abortion supporters question Planned Parenthood.

The scandal spurred over 600 pro-lifers to attend a rally in front of Planned Parenthood on August 22nd in Colorado Springs. On October 4th nearly 300 life witnesses lined Academy Blvd in the annual PPCFL-sponsored Life Chain, and more life witnesses participated in the 40 Days for Life campaign. We believe our latest Every Life Matters billboard reflects the intentions of all these witnesses.

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NOV
16

Man Turns Pro-Life After Seeing Pro-Life Witnesses on Sidewalk

During the last 40 Days campaign a young man drove by the pro-life witnesses on the sidewalk in front of the local Planned Parenthood and wondered what it was all about.

This man held a “pro-choice” position but decided to do some research on the abortion issue to understand why people would spend time on the sidewalk encouraging people to turn away from abortion.

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OCT
02

Come Be Part of the Life Chain 2015

On Sunday October 4th Pikes Peak Citizens for Life will be sponsoring the annual Life Chain in Colorado Springs. We invite you all to take part (details are on our calendar).

As I noted last year, some people question whether such events make any difference in our society. At that time I noted that the final vote on Senate Bill 175 last year provides an answer.

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SEP
16

Thank You for Your Pro-life Witness

As we come to the end of another summer, I want to thank all of you who helped us in our numerous informational booths at the El Paso County and Colorado State Fairs, at regional events and conferences, and even at the Citadel Mall.


We have learned that the person-to-person contact that occurs at these booths is particularly effective in communicating the pro-life message. Hence, these booths are at the front lines of the culture war.

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MAY
22

Courage

b2ap3_thumbnail_Fetus-1-290x250.jpg“If you are a Christian & Conservative, transfer to another field.”  This is what a junior college student at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, majoring in Social Studies, was told.  You ask, by whom??  While not directly from one of the professors, it was attributed to him by students who supported such a view.  This would be intimidating to most young people but she was not!  To the contrary, she wrote a 6 page paper, followed by a 5 minute presentation to her class of 35 students.  Her paper was in support of U. S. House Bill, HR 36, and The Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  “This act seeks to terminate the legalization of abortion after the fetus is 20 weeks old…  The basis for this legislation rests on the evidence that a fetus is capable of feeling pain (as it is dismembered in the womb, one arm, one leg at a time) when it is 20 weeks old due to the scientifically proven development of pain receptors.”  (Policy analysis paper by “Anonymous”) 

 

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MAR
09

Naivety of Man Saves Baby

b2ap3_thumbnail_Fetus-1-290x250.jpgA couple weeks ago a man dropped a woman off at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood and proceeded to drive away.

One of the sidewalk counselors was able to speak to the man as he left. The counselor told the man that Planned Parenthood performs abortions.

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NOV
22

Multiple Women Redirected to Pregnancy Center in Single Day

b2ap3_thumbnail_fetus-599x249.jpgLate in October the sidewalk counselors encountered a day on which they were able to redirect not one but two women from Planned Parenthood to the Pregnancy Center.

In the first case, a woman with two 15-year-old teens in the back seat of her car spoke to a counselor. She was taking one of the teens for an abortion.

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