April 2018 E-Newsletter

Walk for Life
If you have not registered yet it is not too late!

Come join your pro-life friends in PLM’s annual Walk for Life on Saturday, April 28th. We will gather at Saint Richard Catholic School- 100 Holly Drive at 7:30 a.m. At 8:00 a.m. we will begin the 2 mile walk to Mississippi’s last abortion clinic in Fondren. There we will hold a brief prayer service, then return to the church where a yummy brunch prepared by the Knights of Columbus will await us.

Click the "Walk With Us" banner above to register, and start collecting sponsors to underwrite your walk. Prizes will be awarded to the team and individual raising the most in pledges. Walk for Life t-shirts will be given to each person who raises $25.

STUDENT ALERT!

  • An hour of service time will be awarded for every $50 raised by a student.
  • That student is also eligible to receive service hours for the time they participate in the event.

See You There!

Urgent Action Needed to Defund Planned Parenthood of Title X Money

Reprint of Email: April 19, 2018 By Operation Rescue
By Cheryl Sullenger

Washington, DC – Instead of waiting around for another opportunity for Congress to strip Planned Parenthood of all tax-funding, one Congressman has come up with a way to now deny the abortion giant at least $170 million in public moneys distributed through the Title X program.

Kansas Congressman Ron Estes, along with long-time pro-life stalwarts Rep. Chris Smith and Rep Vicki Hertzler, are seeking as many Congressional co-signers as possible on a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

That letter would recommend a rule change to prevent Title X funding from going to any health facility that conducts abortions or refers for them – including Planned Parenthood.

Title X funding is Planned Parenthood’s second largest source of public funding. This is an opportunity to deny Planned Parenthood a significant amount of tax money that could then be diverted to legitimate health care facilities that respect and value life.

“As fellow Kansans from Wichita, we are proud of our own Rep. Ron Estes for hitting the ground running during his short time in Washington, D.C.,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “He’s not waiting for others to lead in the cause of life! He’s thinking about how to solve issues in unconventional ways. Rep. Estes deserves our support in his effort to defund Planned Parenthood – and the babies deserve it, too.”

Here’s how you can help!

Please contact your Congressman today and ask him or her to sign on to the Estes letter that would change the long-standing pro-abortion rules that have so far ensured a steady money stream into Planned Parenthood’s already wealthy coffers.

“Planned Parenthood rakes in enough cash from abortion, the Hollywood elite, and pro-abortion billionaires like George Soros and Warren Buffett that they do not need to use our hard-earned tax dollars as their own personal slush fund,” said Newman. “The beauty of Rep. Estes’ rule-change plan is that the beneficiaries will be life-affirming health centers. That is a winning plan for pregnant moms and their babies.”

Please contact your Congressman now.

Sample message:

“I urge you to become a co-signer on the letter by Rep. Ron Estes to HHS Secretary Alex Azar proposing a rule change that would deny Title X money to organizations like Planned Parenthood that conduct or refer for abortions.”

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Come pray outside the abortion clinic

  1. Go to ProLifeMississippi.org
  2. Click the Signup Genius link at the top of the page.
  3. Follow the instructions to select your one hour time slot to pray outside the abortion clinic.
  4. Do this 1 time. You will then receive a signup email weekly.

Thank you for your presence. Together we can save lives!

Biking for Babies 2018 National Ride
JULY 8-15, 2018

Summer is approaching and once again youthful Biking for Babies teams will be cycling across America, raising awareness of the sanctity of human life, and raising money for pro-life groups and pregnancy resource centers along their routes. Since 2012, Pro-Life Mississippi has worked with their Southern Team, hosting meet and greet dinners and providing overnight accommodations for them as they traveled through Jackson.

This year Biking for Babies has fielded four routes, with riders and support crew for each route. The Southern Route will begin in Tylertown, Mississippi and end in St. Louis, Missouri. “When their schedule is finalized, PLM will announce the time and place of the meet and greet event,” said PLM President Laura Duran. “We invite our pro-life community to come and meet these wonderful young people and hear their testimonies, as they brave our Mississippi summer heat to bike over 100 miles a day for the babies and their mothers.”

Katharyn Peterson       Julia Chahine

Joseph Garland              Claire Mattingly

Weslee Pintarelli            Griffin Wacker

Fr. Patrick Hirtz