Week in Review – Planned Parenthood secrecy, New CLSP contests, New CMP Trial
Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (PPSLRSWMO) opened its new mega-abortion facility at 317 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, Illinois this week. You may recall that the center was built in secret. Planned Parenthood disguised the existence of the facility by using the name Raider Ventures LLC as the property owner. The address for the fake company was a mailbox inside a UPS store in Dallas, TX. Internally, Planned Parenthood used the code name “Alaska” for the project. As noted by St. Louis Public Radio, “Although Planned Parenthood did not say how late in the pregnancy it would commit abortions; the fact is that the laws of Illinois would allow PP to legally kill preborn children right up to delivery.” When the new center opened, Planned Parenthood closed its small existing center in nearby Belleville, IL.
On Monday, October 7, American Life League launched The Marian Blue Wave. Just 18 days later, over 1,500 individuals have committed to saying a Rosary a week for the end to abortion and the closing of every Planned Parenthood facility in the country. ALL announced this week that the Marian Blue Wave is on every continent (except Antarctica—sorry, no Catholic penguins). The MBW is supported in 19 countries across the world. The countries are Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Ghana, India, Ireland, Jersey, Channel Islands (UK), Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland), and the United States. If you have not, yet, signed up for this exciting effort, you can do so by going here.
Planned Parenthood continues to be actively trying to open larger abortion facilities across the country. This past week, ALL’s executive director was in California where Planned Parenthood is building a large abortion facility in Baldwin Park. The facility will replace at least one smaller PP facility in a nearby community. Local citizens formed a group, No PP in BP, to combat the PP facility. They’ve discovered the city council actually passed a resolution a couple of years ago inviting Planned Parenthood to come to town. The dedicated PP opponents are determined to stop PP from coming to town or, at the very least, make its stay in Baldwin Park a short one. Other California cities fighting against Planned Parenthood include Glendale—where PP does not, yet, have a facility but announced it wants one in town, and Pasadena—where there is an existing facility that is headquarters for Planned Parenthood of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.
Across the country, residents of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, are upset as Planned Parenthood is closing a center in Stuart on January 14, 2020, and opening in a building it owns in Port Saint Lucie on January 22, 2020 (the 47thanniversary of Roe v Wade). The new facility will be located at 1696 SE Hillmoor Drive, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952. ALL’s executive director has been working with residents who are opposed to PP to help them make it difficult for PP to thrive in their new facility. Planned Parenthood operates over 51 percent of all the abortion facilities in the nation and proclaims itself as the largest provider of sexuality education in the nation. Thus, the fight to save babies from abortion and teenagers from outrageous comprehensive sexuality education, almost always involves fighting Planned Parenthood in some way.
Please continue to pray for all involved in the court cases that have emerged since pro-lifers documented conclusive evidence that Planned Parenthood has been involved in the gruesome and illegal business of selling baby body parts from dead, and living, victims of abortion.
ALL in the News – MBW Takes Off; LSN Features MBW Video
The Marian Blue Wave continues to expand past our initial expecttions. This week, Judie Brown released a statement announcing the recent success of the campaign, which includes commitments in all 50 states and over 19 countries.
Life Site News recently highlighted Bishop Joseph Strickland’s endorsement of the Marian Blue Wave in an article. Judie’s weekly commentaries continue to be featured as a column on Renew America. This week, her Tuesday commentary, Destroying others or standing with them, appeared on the site’s front page.
Jim Sedlak’s Pro-Life Activism from Creation to Death is a weekly talk-radio program on the Radio Maria USA network. The show can be heard live every Friday at noon (Eastern Time) and is repeated on Saturdays (10 PM).
Video of the Week – Marian Blue Wave participants began washing across all 50 states
This week the list of Marian Blue Wave participants began washing across all 50 states. Furthermore, it has reached 19 different countries, covering four continents.
If you’re not yet familiar with the Marian Blue Wave, Judie Brown, president of American Life League, explains why you’re needed to join the wave.
Action Item of the Week – Just days left in coloring contest and six weeks in essay contest
The Culture of Life Studies Program is currently running two contests that will be of interest to all parents of school-aged children.
If you have students in grades K-2, you can participate in CLSP’s first-ever pro-life coloring contest, sponsored by the Culture of Life Studies Program and Holy Heroes!
This is a unique opportunity for your younger children to participate in a fun effort and learn about the biblical description of the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. They will color a drawing that features John leaping in the womb of Mary and can win prizes for their effort.
Deadline for the coloring contest is November 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time—just seven days from now. You can find out details of the Coloring Contest here.
The Culture of Life Studies Program also is running the CLSP 2019 Pro-Life Essay Contest.
Sponsored by the Culture of Life Studies Program and the Institute for Excellence in Writing, this year’s essay contest is for students in grades 3-12.
The essay contest offers students the chance to express their pro-life beliefs and win over $1700 in prizes (including cash and pro-life gear)!
Deadline: December 6, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. You can find out all the details about the Essay Contest here.
If you have any questions on either of these contests, contact Mary Flores at email@example.com.
Pro-life Social Media – The Pumpkin Babies are Here!
Babies are too little for Halloween candy, but not too little to enjoy the Halloween celebration.
Instagram isn’t just selfies and food arrangements. It’s cute babies and tiny tots. When the October-November-December months arrive, you can expect to see tons of babies celebrating the holidays, even when they don’t yet have the teeth for them.
For Halloween, we’ve picked through the patch to find the cutest of pumpkin babies on Instagram.