September 2013 E-Newsletter

PLM

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Operation Save America Rally - September 18, 2013

Word in Warfare Ministry - September 19, 2013

Pro Life Student Kick-off - September 20, 2013

Students For Life of America, Mississippi Regional Leadership Summit - September 21, 2013

40 Days for Life - September 25 - November 3, 2013

Life Chain - October 6, 2013

PLM State Fair Booth - October 2-13

Operation Save America returns to Jackson - November 2-6, 2013

 

Operation Save America Rally
Word in Warfare

On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Flip Benham, Rusty Thomas, and Chet Gallagher will be in town for a “Preview Rally”  gathering at 6:30 P.M. at Wesley Biblical Seminary located at 787 E. Northside Drive, Jackson, for prayer, praise and preaching to encourage the pro-life saints in Mississippi and prepare for the upcoming outreach in November. (See OSA --November 2-6).  Pro-Life Mississippi has asked Chet Gallagher to lead Word in Warfare at the abortion clinic at 2903 North State St., where we will read through the entire Bible starting on Thursday morning at 7:00 A.M. Call the Pro-Life Mississippi office at 601-956-8636  to reserve the hour you would be available to read.

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Students For Life of America comes to MississippiSFLKickoff

Mission Statement: The mission of Students for Life of America (SFLA) is to end abortion by educating students about the issues of abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide; identifying pro-life leaders; equipping student pro-lifers with the training, skills, and resources to be effective and successful; promoting student activity to other local, college, and national organizations.

Involving Mississippi students in the pro-life movement has been a dream for PLM President Dana Chisholm for several years. Her efforts are being realized on Saturday, September 21th, when SFLA organizer Missy Martinez comes to lead the Mississippi Regional Leadership and Activism Conference at Jackson's Wesley Biblical Seminar from 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. In addition to remarks from Missy Martinez there will be speakers from Alliance Defending Freedom, Pro-Life Action Network, Students for Life of America, American Family Radio, University of Southern MS, and Pro-Life Mississippi.

"We have invited college, university, and high school students from across the state to take advantage of this opportunity to hear an inspiring national student leader challenge them to become involved in promoting the sanctity of human life." said Dana Chisholm. "We have also planned an evening of music, food, and games for Friday, September 20th from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. with local pro-lifers giving their testimonies. We hope to equip these young people, survivors of the American abortion holocaust, to become the pro-life leaders of their generation."

Wesley Biblical Seminary is located at 787 East Northside Drive in Jackson, For further information contact Pro-Life Mississippi at 601-956-8636 or Missy Martinez at MMartinez@studentsforlife.org

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40DaysFlyer

September 25, 2013 from noon to 1:00 there will be a Kickoff event at the corner of N. State St. and Fondren Pl.
Our speaker will be Rod Chambers, Baptist Christian Action Commission.

 

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Life Chain USA Celebrates 26th Year

Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 60 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death.

Jackson will join thousands of communities across the United States by participating in this event that brings light into a darkened world as Christians pray to bring an end to abortion. Signs will be provided that proclaim "Abortion Kills Children", "Adoption - the Loving Option", "Lord, Forgive Us and Our Nation".

Once again Pro-Life Mississippi will sponsor this national event on Sunday, October 6th, from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. along High St. from the intersection of Greymont St. to Monroe St across from the fairgrounds.

Flyers for your church are available. For more information contact the Pro-Life Mississippi office.

 

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Come to the Fair

It's that time of year again. Mississippi's Annual State Fair returns Wednesday, Oct 2-Sunday, Oct. 13. Again, Pro-Life Mississippi will host their exhibit and educational booth at the Trademart Building. Be sure to drop in to sign the petition this year that again declares the Personhood of the unborn child. "We have witnessed many hearts changed and softened over the years as fair-goers stop by the Pro-Life Mississippi booth, see the pictures and models of unborn babies, and read our literature", states Ester Mann, PLM Secretary.

Take advantage of our T-shirt overstock. 3 T-shirts of your choice will be available for a minimum donation of $20.

Don't forget to pick up your Precious Feet and other Pro-Life jewelry.

Come early and check out our extensive assortment.

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(2012 fair booth)

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In Memoriam: Regina Macke

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1962 - 2013

Pro-Life Mississippi marked with sadness the passing of former Board Member and Treasurer Regina Ong Macke on the morning of June 23, 2013. Regina was elected to the Board of Directors in 1997 and served faithfully for 14 years until incapacitated by illness. Her husband of 23 and a half years, Mike Macke, was very supportive of her involvement in the pro-life movement. Regina herself stated, “I try to do what God wants me to do: to pray, to give witness on how He helps me everyday.”

PLM Vice President Beverly McMillan said, “Our hearts are heavy at the loss of this faithful servant. We are inspired by Regina's generosity with her time and talent even while carrying on her duties as a dedicated wife to Mike, and mother to her two children, Cheryl and Phillip, and as an employee of the MS State Department of Health. She was a humble, committed person who gladly used her God given talents to promote the sanctity of human life."

May her soul, and those of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.

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Mississippi appeals abortion clinic injunction.

The state of Mississippi filed an appeal on August 23rd seeking to overturn the ruling that has temporarily blocked authorities from closing the state's last remaining abortion clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is not in compliance with a law passed by the Mississippi State Legislature in 2012 requiring abortionists to maintain hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of their abortion clinics. Jackson Women's Health Organization employs out of state abortionists whose applications for privileges have been rejected by local hospitals for liability reasons. Because the abortionists leave the state after their abortion shifts, they are not available to provide continuity of care for patients experiencing complications. The abortionists also do not carry medical liability insurance which is required for hospital privileges.

When Jackson Women's Health Organization challenged the law, U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III allowed the law to take effect in July 2012, but he blocked the state from closing the clinic, giving them 6 months to attempt to obtain hospital privileges. When Jackson Women's Health Organization was unable to comply with the new law, the clinic filed a Federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court, claiming the law would place an undue burden on Mississippi women attempting to access abortions by making them travel out of state. In April, when Pro-Life advocates anticipated the closing of the out of compliance abortion facility, Jordan ruled instead that the state couldn't close Jackson Women's Health Organization while the clinic still had a Federal lawsuit pending.

By appealing to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to set aside Jordan's injunction, Attorney General Jim Hood said he's hoping to get an indication from the federal appeals court on whether the state will be successful in defending the 2012 law, even before the dispute goes to trial.

Addressing Jackson Women's Health Organization claims that closing their clinic would place an undue burden on Mississippi women seeking abortions, Pro-Life Mississippi's President, Dana Chisholm responded by saying, “It is not a hardship to insist that the women of this state receive the proper standard of care. The reasonableness of the Admitting Privileges law was underscored on August 7, 2013, when yet another woman was transported from Jackson Women's Health Organization to a local hospital by ambulance after complications arose. We can only hope that abortionist Bruce Norman sent enough medical information with this unfortunate patient to allow immediate and effective treatment of her condition.”

“If the state allows this clinic to remain open, then we are saying death on demand is more important than maintaining good standards of medical care for our women,” said Pro-Life Mississippi Vice-President, Brian Alexander.

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Ambulance called to Jackson Women's Health Org. on August 7, 2013. After complications from an abortion, a young woman was transported to UMMC.

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OPERATION SAVE AMERICA returns to Jackson November 2-6, 2013

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“In his heart, a man plans his course, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

In seeking the Lord for His plans for the months remaining in the OSA’s 40 year anniversary of Roe v Wade States of Refuge campaign, Rusty Thomas recounts the following timeline:

Wed. July 31st:  ABC Nightline News aired a feature story on the last remaining abortion mill left standing in Mississippi.  OSA  States of Refuge leaders, Cal Zastrow and Chet Gallagher were featured .

Wed. Aug 7th, 11 AM:  Both OSA leaders, Flip Benham and Rusty Thomas began to feel the leading that our next States of Refuge Regional event should be held in Jackson, Mississippi, a change of direction from earlier thoughts to hold it in North and South Dakota.  Barely an hour after that decision, this news report appeared in the Clarion Ledger, in Jackson, MS:

“Around 12:20 pm on Wednesday, an ambulance was called to the state’s only abortion clinic.  ‘We understand that a female patient was taken by ambulance to UMC,’ said Dana Chisholm, President of Pro-life Mississippi.”

Thurs. Aug 8th:   We received a report that the New Woman, All Women, abortion mill in Alabama was closed by permanent injunction.   This mill in Birmingham is owned by the same person who owns Jackson Womens’ Health Organization—Diane Derzis, and employed the same abortionist that comes weekly to Jackson, Dr.Bruce Norman.  According to court documents filed today, Judge Joseph Boohaker found that the facility …does not meet standards set by the Alabama State Board of Health.  

WOW!  24 hours after deciding to go back to Mississippi, these amazing events transpired in overwhelming confirmation of that decision.

This event will begin Saturday evening, Nov. 2nd with an opening rally at 6:30 PM at Wesley Biblical Seminary at 787 E. Northside Drive, Jackson, MS 39206, and continue with powerful messages from some of the most astute pro-life communicators in nightly rallies through Tues, Nov.5th,   The theology of heaven will become biography on the streets of Jackson with morning prayer and preaching Monday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov 6, at the Jackson abortion mill at 2903 State Street.  We will again welcome the out of town participants, and fellowship with these committed saints with an Old Fashioned Southern covered dish meal following Sunday morning church, Nov.3 at Fresh Start Christian Church, 5210 Manhattan Rd. Jackson, MS 39206 at 1:00 PM. “Compliments and appreciation for our warm hospitality streamed in after the ‘pot blessing’ lunch we held for them last January, so let’s ‘WOW and WELCOME’ them again!”  Call Melody Miller for details at 601-316-9300.

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