Week in Review – Planned Parenthood Drops Lubbock (TX) Lawsuit
This week, there was a major victory for the folks down in Lubbock, Texas!
Last year, the citizens of Lubbock voted to make their town a “Sanctuary City for the Unborn.” They first attempted to get the city council to make the declaration, but the council did not take that step. So the citizens circulated a petition to have the residents enabled to vote on the matter. Citizens collected more than enough signatures, and the question appeared on the city ballots on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Over 34,000 residents went to the polls that day, and the Sanctuary City ordinance was approved with 62 percent of the votes.
Following the vote, the city certified the results on May 11, and the new ordinance could be in effect as early as June 1, 2022.
It came as no surprise that almost immediately following the vote, Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against the city of Lubbock.
Now, eight months later, The Texas Tribune reports that Planned Parenthood has dropped the lawsuit. According to the Tribune, Planned Parenthood stated, “It is clear we cannot depend on the courts to protect our constitutional rights.”
Not only is this dropped lawsuit a major milestone for Lubbock, but as director of Right to Life of East Texas, Mark Lee Dickson, stated, “The Lubbock ordinance marks the first time that an abortion ban has survived court challenge in the United States since Roe v. Wade.”
In May of 2021, ALL executive director, Jim Sedlak, wrote, asking for prayers for the attorneys representing Lubbock in this case. Jim has since passed, but I am confident that this victory in Texas is the first of many good things to come from Jim’s powerful intercession.
ALL in the News – Radio Maria Host Honors the late Jim Sedlak; ALL Social Media Post Makes Headlines
Kathie Duggan, host of the Radio Maria show, Sacred Treasures in the Church, interviewed ALL executive vice president Hugh Brown for a memorial show dedicated to the late Jim Sedlak.
Prior to the March for Life in Washington, DC, the pro-choice group “Catholics for Choice” projected anti-Catholic and anti-life remarks onto the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during a prayer vigil for an end to abortion. ALL tweeted against this action, and the tweet was featured in an article from The Catholic Telegraph.
Twice a week, Judie Brown’s commentaries are distributed to an expansive media list. The list contains over 100 media outlets such as Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart, and The Daily Caller, among others. Judie’s Tuesday commentary, No Ceiling on Abortion, was featured on the front page of ALL.org. Each commentary is also featured as a part of Judie’s recurring column on Renew America
Video of the Week – About the March of Dimes
March of Dimes is all about saving preborn children, right? Then why isn’t it a pro-life organization?
Action Item of the Week – Marian Blue Wave Prayer Companion FINALLY in Stock!
The new Marian Blue Wave Prayer Companion: Pray the Rosary to Defeat Evil is finally in stock, following complications due to a nationwide paper shortage.
This book will aid all those who pray for an end to abortion and Planned Parenthood and is designed to provide the faithful with HOURS of pro-life prayer material. It can be used at home, in Adoration, in a prayer group, or in front of an abortion facility.
Here’s what you will find in this new prayer book made exclusively for the MBW and pro-life warriors:
- Evergreen monthly spiritual reflections written by national pro-life heroes such as Fr. Shenan Boquet, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, and Fr. Frank Pavone.
- Four sections of prayers, one for each of the MBW intentions. Each section contains a litany of prayers, readings, and hymns specific to that intention.
- Reflections on the Mysteries of the Rosary, written exclusively for the MBW by Judie Brown.
- Instructions on how to pray the Rosary.
- Prayers written for the laity by a Catholic exorcist.
- And much, much MORE!
Pro-life Social Media – Creative Highlights from January Pro-Life Marches
Now that January 2022 comes to a conclusion, we look back at the pro-life marches from around the country to find the best pro-life signs.