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Right to Life of Southwest Indiana Video Contest

November 14, 2014

If you are pro-life an dlike making movies, you too can make a video that changes the world!

Right to Life of Southwest Indiana is hosting its second annual Video Contest to show off their talents in a shrot video that promotes respect for human life.

The winner will receive a $1000 cash prize!

See here for more details.

2015 March for Life Trip to Washington, DC

October 28, 2014

This January, Right to Life of Southwest Indiana will once again take a group of people from the Evansville area to the March for Life in Washington DC.  There are 52 available spots for individuals who are interested in the trip.

Highlights of the trip include:

  • Youth Rally for students
  • Visit U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressman
  • Mass and tour at the Basilica
  • Tour Pope John Paull II Museum
  • Prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood Abortion CenterMarch for Life 2009
  • Silent Witness at Supreme Court Building
  • Tour of Supreme Court Building
  • Capitol Tour
  • Tour Holocaust Museum
  • and much, much more

Cost is $310 per person, $375 if you want your own bed.  $100 deposit is due by December 31, 2014.

Student scholarships are available ($200).  Students must read the Scholarship Criteria and fill out a Scholarship Application and send in with a registration form for the trip.

Fill out the attached brochure and return to Right to Life of Southwest Indiana, 20 NW Fourth Street, Suite 308, Evansville IN 47708 with your $100 deposit and a copy of your insurance card.

Contact Cathie Francis at cfrancis@rtlswin.org for more information.

2014 General Election Surveys and Grade Cards

October 15, 2014

The general election is quickly approaching – Tuesday, November 4.  Once again, Right to Life of Southwest Indiana has put together their pro-life survey for this general election along with a grade card that gives you a quick snapshot if the person you are thinking about voting for is pro-life.  Listed below are the surveys and grade cards for Vanderburgh, Warrick and Posey Counties.

Vanderburgh County Survey Responses

Vanderburgh County Grade Card

Warrick County Survey Responses

Warrick County Grade Card

Posey County Survey Responses

Posey County Grade Card

 

2015 Oratory and Art Scholarship Contests

September 12, 2014

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Right to Life of Southwest Indiana would like to invite you to participate in the 9th annual Right to Life Oratory and Art Scholarship Contests.  The theme for 2015 is “Why Should Everyone Respect Life?”  The issues would include Abortion, Euthanasia, Infanticide, and Stem Cell Research.

 

1st Place $1,000

2nd Place $500

Deadline is Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

See below for various forms:

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Oratory Scholarship Rules and Guidelines

Oratory Scholarship Application

Art Scholarship Rules and Guidelines

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign

September 5, 2014

Pray and Fast to End Abortion

40 Days for Life Campaign Runs Sept. 24 – Nov. 2Raising_your_Hands_in_Praise

Sign up to Pray!

You are needed to

stand for the babies!

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray adn seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  (2 Chronicles 7:14)

 

Monday through Sunday between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm

Walk on sidewalk with our prayer warriors in front of Planned Parenthood at 125 N Weinbach Ave

Sign up to pray for one hour at 40daysforlife.com or call (812) 474-3195 for more information

If you would like a yard sign, please call us.

Prayer Vigil on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:00 p.m. in front of Planned Parenthood

Join us after the Prayer Vigil at Turoni’s across the street

 

Take the Ice Bucket Challenge! BUT. . . Support Ethical ALS Research!

August 26, 2014

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often called Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a horrible disease and you and I want to see it eliminated from the face of the earth.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised awareness of this fatal disease and millions of dollars for research.

BUT, before you take the challenge – BE SURE  – that your contribution is going to an ALS Charity that does not take the life of one human to save another!

The ALS Association has supported research and clinical trials that use aborted fetal cells — EMBRYONIC stem cells, and intends to continue to do so.  Right to Life supports ethical ADULT stem cell research and clinical trials for the cure of ALS and all other diseases.

Here are alternatives for donations that use only ethical stem cell sources!

http://www.teamgleason.org/inspire/

This is a great organization founded by professional football player and ALS patient, Tim Gleason that provides services and equipment to those suffering from ALS.

Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center (MSCTC) at the University of Kansas Medical Center is starting an increasing number of clinical trials and educational efforts.

At the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Anthony Windebank and his team  have one ongoing clinical trial for ALS patients and are ready to initiate a second clinical trial for ALS patients.

The  Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC is a for-profit company developing new methods for growth and application of adult stem cells, and does not support embryonic stem cell research.

The  John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa City is doing research in several areas including ALS, and does not support embryonic stem cell research.

The  Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC is a for-profit company developing new methods for growth and application of adult stem cells, and does not support embryonic stem cell research.

Donate to ethical research to cure ALS!

Hellmer Family Supports Life

August 25, 2014

Pictured here is Rachel Hellmer and her big sister.   Once again this year, Rachel (right) goes out into her neighborhood to collect money to “help save the babies.”  Thank you Rachel for your pro-life heart!  Rachel and Sister  Hellmer

WINNERS OF THE 2014 BABY PHOTO CONTEST

August 11, 2014

Thank you to all participants in the

POSEY COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE 2014

BABY PHOTO CONTEST

The Posey County Right to Life 2014 Baby Photo Contest was displayed in booth #74 at the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival.  The sharing of these photos enabled us to teach others just how precious all children are.

The proceeds from the contest are used to support pregnant women in Posey and Vanderburgh counties through Birthright, Life Choices and Indiana Right to Life and to educate the public with free pro-life literature at our booth.  We also sponsor area youth to attend the National March for Life in Washington, D.C.

The 2014 Winners Are:

First Place:  Evelyn Prather – daughter of Josh & Anna Prather.  Prize is one hour session from Ria’s Photography plus $75 cash.

Second Place:  Macynn Prather – daughter of Nathaniel & Jewel Prather.  Prize is a one year membership at Mesker Park Zoo plus $75 cash.

Third Place:  Emery Hicks – daughter of Justin and Ashley Hicks.  Prize is a one hour massage at Massage Solutions and a $50 gift card for Little Ants, Inc.

Information on next year’s contest will be available starting in January 2015 at: www.rtlswin.org, email us at poseycountyrightotlife@gmail.com or call (812) 781-9293.

For information concerning any pro-life issue, you  may contact Right to Life of Southwest Indiana at www.rtlswin.org or (812) 474-3195.

2014 Art Scholarship Winner – Joy Seger

May 29, 2013

Joy Seger
2014 Art Scholarship Contest Winner

Joy Seger, Junior – Homeschool

$1,000 Scholarship Award

2014 Oratory Scholarship Winner – Hannah Fears

May 29, 2013

Hannah Fears, a senior at Princeton High School and the winner of the  $1,0Hannah Fears00 Oratory Scholarship Contest.  The following excerpt is her speech:

In the United States, over four million babies are born every year.  Without abortions, that number would rise to almost six million. What does that mean for us? It means that about 1.2 million human beings are brutally murdered annually. But why is this happening? The most common reasons women state as their decision to abort their pregnancies are incredibly selfish. These include reasons such as the inability to handle the responsibility , their lives will change too much, their children are grown, or they have all the children they want already. By age 45, one third of all American woman will have had an abortion (operationrescue.org). Just take a moment to think about that statistic. Forty seven percent of these woman are repeat offenders, leading one to believe abortion has become a quick fix solution to pregnancy. The problem here is not the unborn child; the problem is the “all about me” mentality of today’s generation. Yet, it is up to the current generations to put out this ever growing fire of idiocy; we can no longer wait for the problem to fix itself. In order to see an end to this form of legal genocide, we must educate women on their bodies and choices, demand an end to the murder of unborn children, and instill traditional and moral values in future generations.

Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the U.S., but does not provide women with adequate counseling. On their website, Planned Parenthood says, “In our experience, if a woman makes her own decision and feels confident she is able to cope, she may experience sadness, disappointment, and loss as well as relief and resolution. These feelings may vary in intensity; however most woman report that they are manageable and are not constant.” But that doesn’t solve the problem, because between 2007 and 2010 over half of all babies killed by abortion were minorities (lifesitenews.com) Why is this? Planned Parenthood has strategically placed 80% of its clinics in minority neighborhoods, and appears to be targeting minorities. This is directly linked to statistics regarding

the lack of stability in these neighborhoods. Minority communities are filled with poverty, which causes severe psychological damage such as depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and so on. Imagine a woman living in poverty with minimal education, possible exposure to gangs or violence, and the inability to see a way out. Add a baby to the picture, and of course she thinks life without the child is the only life she can handle. She goes to the nearest Planned Parenthood and has an abortion; that is how easy is it to murder an unborn child. The question then becomes how do we educate these woman on their options? The Child Welfare Information Agency says that the amount of people wanting to adopt every year steadily remains around 120,000 (truthful politics). Over 100,000 children’s lives could be saved if women chose to provide a loving home for their child instead of taking its life. Although a woman still has to go through the pregnancy process with adoption, the end result is incredibly rewarding. Where Pro-Choice views are expressed, an opposing Pro-Life view should be equally discussed so that women can see both sides completely. With this type of in depth counseling, I believe that the patients could end this problem alone.

Essentially, if we do no demand an end to abortion now, potentially billions of people never get a chance to live. As Pro-Life supporters, we often find ourselves on the back end of the abortion debate because it is not politically or socially correct to discuss. My questions is, we talk to our children about drugs and violence, why don’t we educate them on the murder of unborn babies? Abortion has become an issue of human rights and ethics, and although most Pro-Choice activists say that women in this situation need a voice, I believe that babies are the ones who actually need a voice.

Ronald Reagan once said, “…we’re told about a woman’s rights to control her own body. But doesn’t the unborn child have a higher right, and that is to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” (reaganfoundation.org). The vocal minority is ruling the majority when over a million Americans are murdered every year and there is no law stopping the act. According to Operation Rescue, the majority of abortions take place in women ages 15-29, so we need to begin advocating for life in high schools. From PSA’s to informative articles in newspapers and magazines, it is up to Pro-Life supporters to demand an end to the murder of unborn children.

As time goes on, reform and changes in thinking are inevitable; but that doesn’t mean traditional and moral values have to go, too. In 1973, the Supreme Court decided in Roe v. Wade that the “Fourteenth Amendment’s concept of

personal liberty…is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate,” (feminist.org). Life is not easy, it throws you challenges and obstacles every single day, and the problem in our country today is that people don’t want to accept responsibility for their actions or work hard when circumstances become challenging. Millions of people struggle to support the children that they already have, so why can’t they just kill them, too? We must start at home, and teach our younger generations what is right and what is wrong, and that killing unborn children is the most unethical act in which one can participate. I believe an America without abortion is feasible, but what we accept today becomes the norm for tomorrow. By instilling moral, Christian values in people, we will undoubtedly see a world without abortion in our lifetimes.

In all honesty, abortion is a disease that can be cured, but not without proper medication. Woman, especially minority woman, need to be educated about the negative effects abortion will have on them, and they need to know that alternatives such as adoption are incredibly beneficial. As humans, demanding an end to abortion is not only a political necessity, but a human right. Every single human being was created with the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and denying anyone is a violation of not only the Constitution, but of human ethics. If we intend to create a world without abortion, we must instill in our children the desire to preserve this ideal. We receive in life what we have the courage to work and ask for, and these children need a voice. It is up to us to give them one.

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