Memorial Dedicated for Unborn Children

A Leavenworth shelter and Christian ministry for teenage mothers dedicated a memorial garden for unborn children recently. Lamb’s Inn opened the “Little Lambs’ Garden” to the public with the hope that the space would “help women to heal and have closure,” said the director. The garden includes a fountain, a statue of an angel and 10 stepping stones engraved with information about instances of either abortion or miscarriage. The director denied the garden was built to have any political message and said the dedication was not meant to be a protest. She said she is opposed to the practice of abortion, but that the garden was not an extension of any kind of moral or political belief. “I’m very much against abortion because I know what it does to women,” she said. “I thought that maybe this would help.” It is hoped that the garden will be a place of quiet reflection. Lamb’s Inn helps pregnant teens regardless of their “home beliefs.” She said the shelter aims to help support them through the pregnancy and into the first year of the child’s life, providing clothes, diapers, education materials on being a new mother and support to finish school. “They can change their lives if they just can get started in the right direction,” she said of the girls involved with Lamb’s Inn. One such woman is Brittany, who is now a married mother of two with a steady job. She said she enjoys giving back to the ministry she says helped her to overcome a dark time in her life. Brittany said the garden will help women who have...

Pro-Life Teens Write About Abortion: Essay Contest

[Considering the many, senseless attacks and mass killings taking place almost weekly in our nation, it is very easy to connect to the comments of Anthony and Lance, below. These senseless killings should very easily help us to embrace the loss of a child killed by abortion…] Seventh and 8th graders say the most remarkable things. That truth is being borne out through some of the entries to the 2008 Pennsylvania Pro-Life Essay contest. Students in Gettysburg recently submitted their essays for the contest, which ends March 1st. Some of their insights are truly amazing. Consider this analogy from a young man named Anthony: “Just picture someone in your life that you could not love any more than you do now. Picture that person leaving their house or somewhere they were…just for a few minutes, possibly to go get something. You wait for them to get back, and after ten or so minutes of waiting for them you get worried. You go out to try and find that person but you cannot find them. You go back in and call the police and sooner or later there is a search party out looking for them. “You are worried for them so much that you get no sleep that night, and early that morning you get news from the police that the one person you loved the most had been murdered by a man for no reason at all. “I do not know how you would feel but I know I would be torn apart. It would feel so unfair to just about anyone, especially since the person who had...

Pro-Life Attention / Fund-Raisers

* Mother’s Day Rose/Carnation Sale * Mother's Day ad in local newspaper, or even in your own church bulletin. Collect names of mothers after church services, at civic groups, etc., for $5 per name; list all these mothers' names in an ad with a beautiful photo of a mother and baby at the top with the words, "Thanks, Mom, for my life!". This is a wonderful community project. *Signature Ads *Baby Bottle Boomerang Drives (buy hundreds of baby bottles and ask families in churches to take them home for a month & fill them with spare change … check www.hh76.com for baby bottle sales)     *sponsor a Spring to Life concert     *plan a contest between local church choirs or bands     *host a BBQ or a picnic     *host a softball / volleyball / ping-pong tournament, perhaps with the picnic *hold a walk for life (registration fee raises funds for pregnancy center or other pro-life group) *hold a rock-a-thon (everyone collects donations for hours they will sit in a rocking chair… set this up in a gym or other large facility for an all-night event… everyone must supply their own rocker!) *invite a local fast food restaurants to donate a portion of the cost of meals during a certain time period for your fund-raiser (the store may request that patrons specify that the donation be made; you could provide people with a coupon/flyer to help remind them)    *hold a car wash for life — visit www.washforlife.com    *publicize and organize locally for the National Pro Life T-shirt Week — http://www.npltw.com/ *hold a Wash for Life (host car washes to support pregnancy centers...

Resources

SIX RULES FOR WINNING ARGUMENTS FOR LIFE http://steve.studentsforlife.org/2012/04/27/six-rules-for-winning-pro-life-arguments/     American Crisis  Pregnancy Helpline  1-888-4-OPTIONS / www.thehelpline.org The Nurturing Network 1-800-TNN-4MOM Pregnancy Hotline 1-800-848-LOVE Bethany Christian Services 1-800-238-4269 Several Sources Foundation 1-800-NO-ABORT Birthright  1-800-550-4900 CareNet 1-800-395-HELP Good Counsel Homes 1-800-723-8331 POST-ABORTION HEALING 1-800-WE-CARE   American Life League                                                P.O. Box 1350 Stafford VA 22555 703-659-4171 www.all.org                                                               American Portrait Films P.O. Box 19266 Cleveland OH 44119 1-800-736-4567   Family Research Council   P.O. Box 2091 Washington DC 20013 www.frc.org   Family Resources Center 321 Main Street Peoria IL 61602 309-637-1713   Human Life International                                              4 Family Life Front Royal VA 22630 1-800-549-LIFE www.hli.org   Life Dynamics 940-380-8800 a video magazine     Life Cycle Books www.lifecyclebooks.org   National Right to Life 419 7th St NW Suite 500 800-214-5849 Wash DC 20004/ www.nrlc.org   Precious Feet People  — Heritage House '76                             919 S Main Street Snowflake AZ 85937 1-800-858-3040 www.hh76.com   The Post-Abortion Review P.O. Box 9079 Springfield IL 62791...

Ideas for a Pro Life School Year

Grade School Students… with your parents’ permission, offer your help at your local pro-life center or pregnancy center. You can stuff & stamp envelopes, sharpen pencils, stack shelves with brochures, and other similar tasks. with your parents' or teachers' help, you can hold a car wash, lemonade, and/or bake sale to raise needed money for your local pregnancy center with your parents' or teachers' help, you can sponsor a "baby shower" to collect needed baby clothes and diapers for your local pregnancy center with your parents' or teachers' help, you can invite a pro-life speaker such as your local pregnancy center director, to give a presentation at your PTO meeting, or in your health class if you believe in prayer, pray for babies in danger of abortion in your city and in the world High School Students… meet local pro-life activists through your parents use their library facilities for your assignments turn class projects into pro-life activities (e.g. for history, research pro-life views of early U.S. feminists or show the racist, eugenic beliefs of Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger. For biology class, write about babies’ development in the womb. For current events, research related pro-life issues, such as embryonic vs. adult stem cell research. For international relations, explore contraceptive imperialism of the World Bank and WHO. For a computer project, research the websites of pro-life groups. For a service project, volunteer at a pro-life pregnancy-counseling center.) get on the school newspaper staff and do pro-life stories write letters to the editor and submit opinion editorials and cartoons   College students… all of the above – and more!  join your campus...