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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:

2015_Flier

Oratory Scholarship Rules and Guidelines

Oratory Scholarship Application

Art Scholarship Rules and Guidelines

2014 Life Chain

September 5, 2014

Reserve the date for the 2014 Southwest Indiana

LIFE CHAIN

A one hour prayerful statement that human life is valuable because it is created in the image of God.

PRAY TO END ABORTION

at Life Chain on Sunday, October 5

12:30 p.m. meet at Brinker’s Jewelers for Food and Rally

Life Chain 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. along Green River Rd

Free signs will be distributed beginniAbby photong at 12:30 p.m. at the Brinkers Jewelers parking lot (111 S Green River Rd)

PLEASE BRING A PACKAGE OF DIAPERS – SIZES 3 OR 4 MOST NEEDED

For more information, please call (812) 474-3195

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

Special thanks to Rachel Hellmer for going out into her neighborhood to collect money to “help save the babies.”  Hellmer Family

2014 BABY PHOTO CONTEST

August 11, 2014

2014 Baby Photo Contest

Sponsored by Posey County Right to Life

Displayed at the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival

October 6-11, 2014

PRIZES FOR ALL C ONTESTANTS

Entry Rules:

Children must be less than 2 years old

Must have birthday on or after October 5, 2012

Submit:  5×7 photo size – Photo MUST accompany $10 entry fee

Ultrasound photo is allowed

Winner determined by popular vote

100 votes per $1.00

Photos will be returned via mail

Will be accepting photos:

Sunday, October 5 from 11 am – 1 pm at Life CHoices Maternity and Youth Home Parking Lot at the corner of Indiana St. and 12th Ave.

AND

Right to Life of Posey County – Booth #74 during the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival starting Monday, October 1 from 10 am until all 100 slots are filled

Questions?  (812) 781-9293 or visit www.rtlswin.org for more information

2014 Art Scholarship Winner – Joy Seger

May 29, 2013

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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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