One way my family prepares our hearts for Christmas is by putting our faith in action by serving others. We write specific ideas on note cards and hang them on the Christmas tree. Then we do these acts of service during Advent as birthday presents for Jesus. If your family does something like this, consider including a pro-life gift for Jesus – like donating useful items or funds to crisis pregnancy clinics or giving a grocery store giftcard to a single mom who chose life. I have a feeling Jesus would appreciate that we show our love for Him in this way :)
Pro-Life Movie Screening
DMACC Students for Life will be doing a screening of the powerful documentary 180 this coming Wednesday, December 5th at 2pm. It is in Building 5 in the Quiet Room. They would love it if you would come!
Details Coming Soon
- Annual Respect Life Mass – January 22, 2013
- Details about the 2nd annual Respect Life Day, which will be held in March at Christ the King Parish.
November was Adoption Awareness month. What is NEW and EXCITING is the Governor Branstad proclaimed November to be Adoption Month in Iowa! Adoption is a beautiful thing!
Coordinate with Other Pro-Life Leaders
Learn more about what’s going on in the diocese and how you and your pro-life group can be a part of it at the next Diocesan Pro-Life Meeting. It will take place on Tuesday, December 4th, at 6pm at St. Pius X Parish in
InnerVisions Health Care Clinic
71 babies saved at InnerVisions so far! Praise God! Read this encouraging blog article about their work and become a part of it!
The US Bishops have launched a new Religious Freedom website: http://firstamericanfreedom.
Here is a quick recap of the good and bad we will be dealing with politically for the next four years, as told by Steven Ertelt of Life News. There is still hope, but we must press on…
“The most pro-abortion President in our nation’s history was re-elected. That’s the bad news,” Dannenfelser said. “The good news is that we have heroes in Congress – some long-time warriors and some just elected just tonight – who are willing to take him on and fight for unborn children and women. But they are going to need our help.”
Americans United for Life Action president Charmaine Yoest said that despite the possible continuation of the pro-abortion federal policies of now re-elected President Obama, there are opportunities to stop abortions via
“A pro-life majority being retained in the U.S. House also means that President Obama will not be able to force through his radical abortion agenda without opposition,” she said. “At the state level, I believe we will see even more legislatures take back the life issue with model legislation and continue creative abortion limitation in light of Obama’s aggressive pushing of abortion on Americans.”
“Already, AUL has worked with ten states in passing legislation to opt out of permitting taxpayer-subsidized abortion coverage through Obamacare. And we predict that the courts are going to see an ever increasing number of lawsuits as Americans fight for their First Amendment Rights of Conscience,” she added.
JPII Medical Research Institute Information
The John Paul II Medical Research Institute is a non-profit organization founded to provide an ethical alternative for research that respects the dignity of every human life. Using adult stem cells, not embryos, the institute will develop innovative solutions for treating cancer and other diseases, including drug discovery for patients with rare diseases.
Give Cures is the John Paul II Medical Research Institute’s national gift campaign that raises funds to advance ethical, non-controversial, adult stem cell research for cures and to raise funds to build a cord blood bank so
moms can donate their newborn’s cord blood. Go to GiveCures.org to share this flyer with friends.
THE IOWA KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PARTNER WITH INSTITUTE
The Iowa Knights of Columbus, whose focus is on the culture of life, has partnered with the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in the Give Cures campaign. They are helping to get the Flyers into the Churches and inviting
them to give for ethical cures.
AN ETHICAL DILEMMA
We believe human life at the earliest stage is valued, loved and created by God. To use and kill a human embryo for research is a moral evil. The challenge is daunting when so many research organizations and labs support embryonic stem cell research. Even worse is the prospect that patients may one day be faced with the moral dilemma of choosing between a cure and having a clear conscience. You can help to advance an ethical alternative for research that respects the dignity of every human life. Share the Give Cures flyer and become a partner or founder.
For more information visit our website - www.givecures.org and www.jp2mri.org or e-mail Kim Lehman at Kim.Lehman@JP2MRI.org
I hope this was helpful! And thank you for your hard work and dedication! You continue to make a difference!
Have a blessed holiday season,