One of the most important (and fun) fund-raising efforts for Pro-Life Mississippi is the annual Walk 4 Life. This year’s walk is Saturday, June 10 at St. Richard Catholic Church. Participants will gather in the church parking lot starting at 7:30 a.m., and the walk will start at 8 a.m.
The group will walk to the abortion clinic on North State Street in Fondren. They will gather on the public sidewalk for a time of prayer and then walk back to the church (for a total of approximately four miles!) Details of the walk route can be found on the pledge sheet.
Participants can begin gathering pledges now. Download your pledge sheet here and start getting sponsors. Every walker who turns in a pledge sheet of $25 or more will receive a T-SHIRT! A portion of the money raised this year will help send Mississippians to the big national March for Life to be held in Washington D.C. this coming January.
After the walk, BRUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED at St. Richard’s Foley Hall by the Knights of Columbus for all walkers and workers. The top three walkers who raise the most in donations will receive prizes.
Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice, was born in Denver, Colorado, August 29, 1967. He and his wife Louise have two daughters. He received a B.A. from Columbia University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a D.Phil. from Oxford University. He served as a law clerk to Judge David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and as a law clerk to Justice Byron White and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. From 1995-2005, he was in private practice, and from 2005-2006 he was Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 2006. He served on the Standing Committee on Rules for Practice and Procedure of the U.S. Judicial Conference, and as chairman of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Appellate Procedure. He taught at the University of Colorado Law School. President Donald J. Trump nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat on April 10, 2017.
The Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch was sworn in as the 101st Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on Monday, April 10. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., administered the Constitutional Oath in a private ceremony at 9 a.m. in the Justices' Conference Room at the Supreme Court. Later that morning, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy administered the Judicial Oath at a public ceremony at the White House.
In 2017 we witnessed an unprecedented rise in women's marches in the United States. These women came from all walks of Life marching in Washington and other major cities because they feel they are victims of injustice.
Pro-Lifers have been marching in Washington on January 22nd for 43 years, marching for a true injustice. We have never gotten the press that these women received this year.
In 2018 with a pro-life president, wouldn't it be exciting to see the March for Life stronger than ever? That's why we are asking you to bring the idea of going to Washington in 2018 back to your church, your youth group, Bible study group, etc. Pro-Life Mississippi is planning on taking a group to the march to represent the state of Mississippi in the march. Everyone who takes part in our Walk 4 Life this year will get half of their pledges designated toward subsidizing their trip to the 2018 March for Life if they wish to attend. If they can't attend they can designate someone to receive their part of the pledges toward their trip.
Please call Pro-Life Mississippi for more information.
In 2015 Mississippi residents had 4,272 abortions. Of that amount 74% (3,140) were performed on African American women. Of the total number of abortions performed on Mississippi residents 2,613 (61%) had their abortion performed in the state of Mississippi. of that amount 77% (2,020) were performed on African American women. You can check out the reports we received from the Mississippi Department of Health on our website.
Below is a reprint of the letter Barbara sent out in the CPC newsletter this month.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
When you talk about doing something for long enough, the time eventually comes to do it. I have been aware for quite some time that the Lord was leading me to make a major adjustment in my roll as Executive Director of the Center for Pregnancy Choices, namely to pass the mission on to younger, energetic leadership with a continuing vision for ministry to the needs of the unborn and those surrounding them. A new generation must pick up the mantle and move forward. The transition is difficult and will foster many new challenges for the CPC, but I'm confident that Erin Kate and the staff are up to the task.
I'm not really thinking of this as "retirement", and intend to continue to be open to the Lord's leadership in ministry. My husband, Jerry and I have lived with a sense of calling to be available to His service whatever and where ever that may be. So trusting His grace and love, we plan to gratefully serve Him in whatever capacity He chooses in the days ahead.
I'm grateful for the honor of serving in this ministry together with you. Continue to pray with us that the cultural blight of abortion will end. God bless you!
Serving Him with gladness,