Mother’s Day AD

Mother’s Day AD will again be in the OWH



We have used billboards to get our message of the importance of life to Nebraskans the last few years.
Before that we listed all the names in a full-page ad in the Omaha World Herald and we will do it again this year. The Sunday OWH goes across Nebraska and it is a way that we show pro-life strength.
It is a wonderful opportunity for you to honor your own mother publicly. Please let us know if it is to be in the “Memorial” section for deceased moms. Each donor can use up to 27 typed spaces. Please use the form with this newsletter.

Will YOUR NAME be included?

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Now you can send your monetary contributions online

2014 PAC Questionnaire

Sent to all 67 Mayoral and City Council Candidates March 20th, 2014.
1. Yes ___ No___ Are you publicly and personally against all abortions, all euthanasia (i.e. “assisted suicide, “mercy killing”), all artificial formation of human life outside the womb for the purpose of cloning or fertility treatment, and any offenses against human life?
2. Yes ___ No___ Do you believe that at the moment of either natural or artificial fertilization there is a living, unique and unrepeatable human being present in either the womb or in-vitro (in a test tube or Petri dish)?
3. Yes ___ No___ Is it permissible to abort deformed or diseased babies?
4. Yes ___ No___ Is it permissible to directly and intentionally abort an unborn baby to “save” the life of a mother despite the fact that directly and intentionally killing an unborn baby has never “saved” the life of the mother?
5. Yes ___ No___ Would you support an effort that would definitively protect all life from fertilization to natural and unaided death?
6. Yes ___ No___ Have you ever received money from any group of PAC that supports abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide or any other life-offending group?
7. Yes ___ No___ Do you oppose the existence of all facilities that perform chemical and surgical abortion?
8. Yes ___ No___ Will you work personally and politically to end the trafficking of all baby parts obtained from research and abortion?
9. Yes ___ No___ Will you work to protect the rights of pro-life advocates as they demonstrate peaceably and legally against all abortion providers, nurses, advocates, judges and others who promote abortion and euthanasia?
10. Yes ___ No___ Will you support and endorse legislation that provides conscience protection to health-care providers so they are free from statutory and regulatory mandates that would otherwise require them to provide, participate in or make referral for services that conflict with their moral values?
11. Yes ___ No___ Will you support legislation that removes the current Federal mandate that forces nearly every healthcare plan in the country to include “free” coverage of abortifacient, birth control and sterilization as well as education and counseling on these “preventative services”?
12. Yes___ No___ Do you support replacing the Death Penalty with Life Imprisonment without parole if non-lethal means are sufficient to defend the innocent against an aggressor and protect public order and the safety of persons?

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

In the following letter, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation admits to providing $6.3 million to Embryonic Destructive Stem Cell Research in 2008 and only $1.1 million for adult stem cell research which does not destroy human beings. Please do not support this organization.

Julie,

Thank you for your support for JDRF. JDRF realizes that embryonic stem cell research is a sensitive issue for some, and we appreciate the fact that you took the time to contact us.

JDRF supports a wide range of research aimed at developing cure therapeutics for type 1 diabetes and its complications. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.3 billion to diabetes research, including more than $156 million in FY2008. In FY2008 the Foundation funded more than 1,000 centers, grants and fellowships in 22 countries.

Those grants reflect a broad spectrum of scientific investigation, including islet transplantation, immune tolerance, beta cell regeneration, immunology, genetics, and complications-related research (including retinopathy, neuropathy, and nephropathy).

One of our areas of research focus is establishing a source of pancreatic islets that could be used in the increasingly successful procedure of islet transplantation. While clinical trials of islet cell transplantation appear to hold great promise, the cells used for these procedures must come from organ donations of deceased individuals. But there are, at present, only 2,000 donated pancreases each year, while there as many at 3 million children and adults with type 1 diabetes. Stem cells — both adult and embryonic — are of significant scientific interest because they have shown an ability to be coaxed into becoming pancreatic islet cells that could, conceivably, be used to replace islets destroyed in people with type 1 diabetes. In FY2008, JDRF provided some $6.3 million for research involving embryonic stem cells.

JDRF supports adult stem cell research as well as embryonic stem cell research. To date, adult stem cells have not shown a greater ability than embryonic stem cells to form islets, and most scientists agree that it will take years of further study to fully determine their therapeutic potential, making it vital that we explore all potential avenues of research. JDRF provided some $1.1 million for adult human stem cell research last year.

JDRF understands that embryonic stem cell research raises important ethical considerations that need to be addressed in a thoughtful manner– considerations on which people may disagree. We believe that appropriate safeguards have been established by the National Institutes of Health and the National Bioethics Advisory Committee so that this important research can be conducted ethically. For example, under these guidelines, embryonic stem cells used in federally funded research could only be obtained from leftover fertilized eggs that are stored in freezers after being donated by those undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). If these surplus IVF fertilized eggs are not used therapeutically as embryonic stem cells, they will simply be discarded. JDRF adheres to all these guidelines, and also has its own ethics committee to oversee the guidelines around research it funds.

If you don’t wish to support embryonic stem cell research but wish to still donate to JDRF, it’s possible to make a donation directed away from this area. You can speak with the local JDRF chapter that runs your walk for more details.

Sincerely,

Gary Feit
Manager, Public Information
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
120 Wall St. 19th Floor
New York, NY 10005
212-479-7543
gfeit@jdrf.org

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