December 17, 2013
If you are pro-life and like making movies, you too can make a video that changes the world!
Right to Life of Southwest Indiana (RTLSWIN) is hosting its first annual Video Contest for to show off their talents in a short video that promotes respect for human life.
Prizes include $1,000 cash for first prize, and a new iPad Mini with Retina display (16 GB Wi-Fi, retail value at $399) for second prize.
Winning submissions will be shown at the annual Right to Life banquet, and may also appear in other Right to Life events and marketing materials. Winners will also be submitted to the National Right to Life Video Contest.
For more information, see
Video Contest Rules.
November 12, 2013
Join Right to Life of Southwest Indiana for their annual March for Life trip January 19-23, 2014. Cost is $299 to share a double bed or $350 for your own bed. A $75 registration fee is requested to reserve your spot by December 31, 2013. Trip includes round trip transportation aboard a New Image Motor Coach, two nights lodging, transportation for sightseeing in Washington, D.C. and a banquet dinner and two breakfasts. $200 scholarships are available for high school and college students. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarship information. Please fill out the attached brochure and mail along with a copy of your insurance card, a signed Participation Form and your $75 deposit to:
Right to Life of Southwest Indiana, 20 NW Fourth Street, Suite 308, Evansville, IN 47708.
The following are some of the activities that are planned for this trip:
Silent Witness at Planned Parenthood
Capital Building Tour
Library of Congress
Mass at Basilica
November 12, 2013
Once again, Right to Life of Southwest Indiana will be offering its Oratory and Art Scholarships for the 2013/2014 school year. The Oratory Scholarship Contest is open to all High School Junior & Seniors. First place award is $1,000 and second place award is $500. The Art Scholarship Contest is open to all high school students. First place ward is $1,000 and second place award is $500. Please see the Scholarship Packet for more information.
September 9, 2013
You are invited to attend a Readers Theater sponsored by Right to Life of Southwest Indiana and the Divine Alliance Gathering on Sunday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Centre Ball Room located at 715 Locusts St., Evansville, Indiana.
AMERICAN ABOLITIONISTS – LEGACY OF LIFE & LIBERTY
Free admission to and open to the public.
Parallels are drawn from The American Abolitionist Movement from the 1820′s – 1865, to the Pro-Life Movement and the current assaults on our religious freedom. The script was writtn by Cheryl Tupper Peterson, co-director of DAG. She and Johhny Kincaid, morning DJ on 105.3 FM, will be narrators. Jim Peterson, co-director of DAG, with singers and musicians, will bring patriotic & inspirational music to accompany the event.
Our special guest, IN Treasurer, Richard Mourdock will speak on President Lincoln’s changing public policy on slavery. Without the ground swell of support and decades of work from Abolitionist Movement, Lincoln never would have signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Treasurer Mourdock will end the evening with a commemoration of the 150 Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
As the Abolitionist Movement grew, Congress passed The Fugitive Slave Act in 1850 which stipulated a runa away slave could be hunted down on free soil; any citizen, North or South, could be deputized to help capture a fugitive slave. In 1857, the Supreme Court passed The Dred Scott Decision which had the potential to legalize slavery everywhere in the United States. In spite of pro-slavery legislation and supreme court decisions, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Senate on April8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865.
Reviewing this portion of our history will inspire our faith and renew our fight for life & liberty!
May 29, 2013
Grace Winiger, Senior at Memorial High School
$1,000 Scholarship Award
May 29, 2013
On the morning of December 14th, 2012, not many months ago, the United States was violently shaken by a tragedy unlike any other that the nation had experienced. A twenty-year-old man dressed in black and armed with an assault weapon forced his way into a peaceful elementary school in a postcard-perfect New England town. He stormed into classrooms of terrified, panicked children and adults. His rampage stopped twenty-eight hearts from beating, eighteen of which had been beating in bodies not yet eight years old. He left in his wake not just broken parents and families, not just a devastated town, but a traumatized, forlorn nation. On the evening of the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, President Obama held a press conference, during which he made the following statement concerning the victimized children:
“They had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. . . these children are our children.”
Two days after the tragedy, at a prayer service held at Newtown High School, the president said,
Can we truly say, as a nation, that we’re meeting our obligations? Can we honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep our children, all of them safe from harm? Can we claim, as a nation, that we’re all together there, letting them know they are loved and teaching them to love in return? Can we say that we’re truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose?”
It goes without saying that what took place in Newtown, Connecticut was truly appalling, devastating, and discouraging. We will not soon forget this tragedy, and rightly so. While all of the shootings that have taken place in the United States have been painful and unsettling nationwide, this one seemed to carry an especially heavy weight in the eyes of the American people. As ordinary citizens, we cannot seem to fully grasp what took place. These were children. What man could possibly find in his heart the evil to destroy the lives of some of the most innocent among us? As President Obama stated, they had their entire lives ahead of them.
On December 14th, 2012, another tragedy struck the country, though not heavily publicized or widely recognized: approximately 3,288 children lost their lives to abortion. The same tragedy struck the country on December 15th, and December 16th. It is happening as we speak. These lives were not ended by a vicious murderer with an assault rifle; they were ended at the hands of their own mothers. The hearts in which they should be housed are the hearts that have deemed them unnecessary. This points to a grave disorder in our society. We shudder at the thought of innocent children and adults losing their lives, yet we fail to stand up for those most innocent and least represented. Those that do not speak because they cannot speak. Like the young victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy, these children will never celebrate birthdays, graduate from high school or college, have children of their own. What is more, they will never even be cradled and sung to sleep. They will never open their eyes to gaze upon their parents’ faces. There will be no first breaths, first steps, first days of school.
Brothers and sisters, our nation is being fooled. The land of the free is being fooled into believing that because a child has not been born, that child somehow does not count. By no fault of their own, t hese children are denied those inalienable rights that we so often cite for our own sake but do not grant to our unborn counterparts. The unborn are the most innocent and vulnerable among us. ISn’t it our duty, not as Christians or Americans, but as fellow people, to protect them? To ensure that no harm comes to them? To share with them the love and blessings that have been bestowed upon us? It is amazing how easily we accept the lies. Even if we gathered here we are not fooled ourselves, what are we doing to expose the truth and redirect the future? Let us revisit the questions that President Obama presented to the American people on December 16th.
“Can we honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep our children, all of them safe from harm? Can we claim, as a nation, that we’re all together there, letting them know they are loved and teaching them to love in return? Can we say that we’re truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in ahppiness and with purpose?
To answer your question, Mr. President, no. We are not doing enough to protect our children, to ensure that all of our sons and daughters are given the opportunitiies and love they deserve. I leave you with a question: What will you do about it?
July 29, 2013
Did you know Indiana is the 7th most pro-life state in the country? We have a lot to be proud of, but there is still work to do. While Indiana has some of the most stringent laws against abortion, thousands of babies are still killed every year. The best way to stop the killing is to stay informed. See Indiana Abortion Law for more information.