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The time is now for Pro-Life Action!
PPCFL provides information to take action on pro-life issues by delivering timely alerts regarding important events and legislation.
Below you will find our Action Alerts when they are issued!
Check back often, and thank you for being a valuable partner with PPCFL!
During the summer months PPCFL has commitments to appear at a number of venues (including the El Paso County Fair and the Colorado State Fair) to educate people on life issues, and our commitments are satisfied by our volunteers (PPCFL is an entirely volunteer organization).
If you would like to help us in this endeavor to educate our neighbors, please contact us either by phone (719-630-1999) or on our website (www.ppcitizensforlife.org/volunteer).
If being at a booth isn’t your thing, we have many other needs as well, some of which are listed on our website volunteer form (www.ppcitizensforlife.org/volunteer).
Experience is not necessary to volunteer; we will help you to help us.
It is through our treasure of volunteers that we communicate the exceptional treasure of life to all in our community.
Our local city election is just around the corner.
In order to gauge the positions of the current candidates for mayor and city council, we have sent them a survey in which we sought to learn their perspectives on certain prolife questions.
As an aid to you, the results of the surveys which have been returned to us are posted below. When you vote in the city election, please keep in mind the positions of the various candidates and vote to defend life.
The Colorado Catholic Conference has provided contact information for the legislators that will be hearing the Assisted Suicide bill (House Bill 15-1135) on Friday February 7th. Pikes Peak Citizens for Life joins with the Colorado Catholic Conference in urging you to contact these legislators (see below) and telling them to oppose House Bill 1135.
Some more background:
House Bill 1135 seeks to legalize physician assisted suicide. A law allowing assisted suicide would demean the lives of vulnerable patients and expose them to exploitation by those who feel they are better off dead. Such a policy would corrupt the medical profession, whose ethical code calls on physicians to serve life and never to kill. The voiceless or marginalized in our society - the poor, the frail elderly, and racial minorities would be the first to feel pressure to die.
The group Colorado Citizens for Life, a state-wide sister organization to Pikes Peak Citizens for Life, is seeking signatures on a petition against the assisted suicide legislation that is currently being considered in the Colorado General Assembly.
Some background for the petition:
Assisted suicide preys on the disabled, the elderly and people dealing with advanced illnesses. When death is presented as a solution for illness or advancing age, it represents a society that is turning its back on the medically vulnerable who are at risk of depression or mental health concerns and worried about the future.
In fact, in states where they have legalized assisted suicide there have been a variety of problems. In Oregon, depressed people have died by assisted suicide without proper mental health evaluations, and patients were denied medical treatment and steered to assisted suicide by the state health plan. Oregon resident Jeanette Hall, who was terminally ill and wanted assisted suicide, is alive today because her doctor convinced her to try medical treatment instead of death
Additionally, many are unaware that the group that supports this legislation, "Compassion and Choices", promotes a practice called VSED, which instructs elderly people to stop eating and taking liquids if they want to kill themselves. There are simply not enough ways to safeguard against abuse of this practice and it completely goes against the medical profession which vows to “do no harm."
Colorado cannot accept assisted suicide because it is a step toward an ugly future, which includes killing unwilling victims because it is a “kind and merciful” act. It includes patients who are suffering with mental illness killing themselves with the help of doctors; and it includes the handicapped, elderly and sick being taken advantage of by others who wish for their demise. Colorado Citizens for Life plans to work with other pro-life groups to defeat this legislation.
Please take two minutes and sign our petition to tell Colorado lawmakers that you're against assisted suicide!
There are a couple of local events this coming holiday weekend to reflect upon the consequences of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions handed down 42 years ago.
The first event is sponsored by us, Pikes Peak Citizens for Life. On Sunday January 18 at 1 pm we will continue the observance of the National Sanctity of Human Life Day that President Ronald Reagan inaugurated back in 1984. You can read more about this history and the event details in our January newsletter.
In summary, on the south sidewalk of the Pioneers Museum, we will be remembering, in prayer and sharing, the millions of babies that have died by abortion due to these Supreme Court decisions. The gathering will last for an hour and light refreshments will be provided.
The second event is sponsored by the St. Mary’s High School Students for Life and will be remembering the Supreme Court decisions and Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday January 19.
This second event will begin at 9 am on the public sidewalk in front of the local Planned Parenthood facility and will consist of prayer, a balloon release, a march to Corpus Christi Church where a Mass will be held. The event is expected to last until 1 pm. For more details on this event see the flyer.
If we learn of any other events, we will pass the word to you.
Another 40 Days for Life kicks off tomorrow, Wednesday September 24, on the sidewalk in front of the local Planned Parenthood location.
The 40 Days for Life event is a community-based campaign that seeks to peacefully demonstrate the consequences of abortion by use of a three-point program: prayer and fasting, a constant vigil, and community outreach. More about the mission of 40 Days for Life is available at their web site.
The 40 Days for Life program works; it has contributed to the closing of a number of abortion facilities, most notably the one in Texas at which it began. We are praying that the Colorado Springs facility will join the rank of closed locations soon.
A couple of special events will mark the opening of the new 40 Days for Life campaign, a Catholic Mass on Wednesday at noon and a non-denominational prayer gathering on Friday at 10 am.
Help us to reduce the evil of abortion in Colorado Springs by participating in this 40 Days for Life event. Many churches are signing up volunteers, or you can sign up by going to the web site for the Colorado Springs event.
For more information on location and times, see our event calendar.
CONTACT SENATORS UDALL & BENNET ASAP AND
ASK THEM VOTE "NO" ON SENATE BILL 2578.
On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores that the HHS contraceptive mandate cannot be used to force a family business to provide coverage for drugs and devices that violates the family members' religious convictions. The Court relied on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), passed overwhelmingly by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1993. Legal challenges by non-profit religious groups are still pending.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) have introduced a bill (S. 2578) that would not only reverse the Hobby Lobby ruling, but would go far beyond that decision. It denies any right that employers, insurers or employees may have, under RFRA or any other federal law, to opt out of federally mandated coverage.
The U.S. Senate may vote in the next few days on this anti-conscience bill.
Please contact your Senators today.
Suggested Message: "Please vote against the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act (S. 2578). This misnamed measure would revoke conscience rights now guaranteed by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and other federal laws. In the future it could empower federal officials to mandate abortion or any other item in all health plans, forcing Americans to violate their deeply held religious and moral beliefs on respect for human life."
The Senate may vote as early as this week (July 14 - 18th). Please contact your Senators today.
SENATOR MARK UDALL
Toll Free: 877-768-3255
SENATOR MICHAEL BENNET
Phone: (303) 455-7600
Fax: (202) 228-5097
Toll Free: (866) 455-9866
CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE TEXT OF SENATE BILL 2578
Special event on Saturday April 26 for students.
The value of life should be lifted high!
Join Colorado students as we Lift Life Up in prayer together outside NARAL's annual banquet.
We will pray for Governor John Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall, who will be attending the banquet, as well as for a culture of life to be reestablished in Colorado.
This is an opportunity for high school and college students to openly display their commitment to abolish abortion in their lifetime.