I write to update you on our progress and to renew a call to action as we continue our efforts to urge Congress to enact common-sense protections for pro-life health care workers. The policy of the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act is now found in the Conscience Protection Act of 2016. The bill, introduced in the House on March 22, has recently been introduced in the Senate.
Please contact your members of Congress in the House and Senate now to urge them to co-sponsor the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (H.R.4828/S.2927). Our earlier call to action was only directed to the House, so even if you responded to a prior alert, your help is still needed today.
Tell your members that you expect them to uphold the right of conscientious objection to abortion by enacting this much-needed legislation.
On May 16, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop William Lori, chairing the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty respectively, wrote to Senate members urging them to support and co-sponsor S. 2927. In a March 31 letter to members of the House asking them to enact H.R. 4828, they explained “When government… mandates involvement in abortion as a condition for being allowed to provide life-affirming health care services,…it not only undermines the widely acknowledged civil rights of health care providers but also limits access to good health care for American women and men.” Most health care providers do not perform abortions and choose to respect vulnerable life at its earliest stages. The government must not force them from the healing profession.
Thank you for taking action and for sharing this alert with others who stand with us in defense of life and liberty.
Together we will be heard!
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On May 25, the Omaha Community Foundation is challenging you
to support your favorite causes by donating during Omaha Gives!
Nebraskans United for Life/Metro Right to Life has the chance to
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On Wednesday, ABC aired its new “sitcom” about a dysfunctional family called “The Real O’Neals.” Christians across America were offended by the constant blatant attacks on the Catholic faith throughout the show.
ABC was expecting rave reviews for their raunchy and disrespectful “comedy,” but instead they’re hearing a powerful backlash against this kind of anti-Christian trash.
Please call Hope Hartman, ABC’s Sr. Vice President of Communications at (855) 242-7422 and tell her ABC should CANCEL this show!
Nothing new here, BUT the flier spread around this Jesuit campus showed a rosary with the crucifix replaced by an IUD (a contraceptive device.) This flier – initially posted with campus approval – is highly offensive, anti-Catholic, and sacrilegious!
The Seattle University Students for Life and the Cardinal Newman Society spoke out against this scandal and the president, Fr. Stephen Sundborg, SJ, responded with orders to remove the fliers.
Shockingly, the pro-abortion event was NOT cancelled, just postponed so the students involved can “include additional viewpoints and perspectives before rescheduling it.”
Wait a bit – the right to life is not up for grabs. The pro-life truth does not need to give “equal” air time to Planned Parenthood – especially on a campus that is supposed to be Catholic.
Please help the really Catholic students at SU and contact Fr. Stephen Sundborg and urge him to cancel the event featuring Dr. Sara Penlicky, a Planned Parenthood speaker and activist. 206-296-1891
E-mail Fr. Stephen Sundborg:
See the Website, TFP Student Action Defending Moral Values on Campus
Stericycle is Planned Parenthood’s largest medical waste disposal company. If we could convince Stericycle to stop doing business with PP by disposing of aborted babies and the instruments that kill them, then PP would be stuck with freezers full of tiny babies without a way to dispose of them. Please contact CEO Charles Alutto (847-607-2004 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to demand that Stericycle stop collaborating in the abortion holocaust.
(Also, look on the createdequal.org website)
This is the Website link:
This is the E-mail link:
(A letter received in our office)
I want to tell you what prevented me from having the procedure done, thank God!
All of my teenage years my best friend, because of her much-older sisters (and women’s lib) would say, “If I ever got pregnant, I would have an abortion.”
So those tapes played in my mind for years. Then at age 23 I got pregnant, so I made an appointment to have an abortion. Then Pope John Paul was elected.
I think it was I and not II, but I am not sure who said this, but it changed my whole world and point of view around. He said, “Women who have their babies nowadays are heroes.” And that appealed to me.
Then Phil Donahue (Marlo Thomas’ husband who had a live talk show at the time) had the live birth of a baby the first time ever telecast on his show! And I found it to be so beautiful.
Then I couldn’t sleep all of the time and I cried all of the time and was very confused. So, my “friend” since childhood who always was pro-life and I talked (I called her) and she said that if she thought I was going to keep the baby that I should have the abortion , but if I was going to give it up for adoption, I should go ahead and have it. She then added, “Because you like to travel.” (!!!!)
What! I thought. Thanks, “friend.” I think she thought I’d make a bad mother, but maybe God was using her as a catalyst. Anyway, I decided to cancel the abortion, thanks be to God and the unknown prayers of people like you who are working so hard to defend life (thank God for all of you and saints and angels and oh, don’t forget the Virgin Mary who I am sure was helping me, too)
My friend, Michael (now my husband of 34 years and father of our baby) also “wished” that I wouldn’t have the abortion. Everyone got through to me, broke those old tapes and a son was born, praise and thank God! When I was pregnant with my daughter, the night before she was born, I typed my whole story regarding the above and sent it to St. Anthony’s Messenger and Reader’s Digest, hoping they would publish it and I signed it “Anonymous.” I didn’t want any money. I just wanted people to know what God had done for me and my son. I don’t know if either of them had the story published, but I feel I need to tell people so that it may help open their eyes, too.
That is why I am telling you. I hope you don’t mind and I hope it helps you help others in our cause to help save unborn babies from abortion for their sakes as well as the mother’s.
Thank you for reading this and for all you do to help save unborn babies from being destroyed as well as the lives of their mothers. God Bless and reward you profusely for all you do.