News from Jackson County Right to Life
2021 pro-life student leadership retreat, Launch
I wanted you to be the first to know that we have set a new date and location for our in-person pro-life student leadership retreat, Launch. The new Launch dates are set for Wednesday, August 4 - Friday, August 6.
We will be hosting Launch at a private home on Rockaway Beach along the Oregon Coast this year. Space is limited, so students need to apply soon at the following link: Launch.
The Launch retreat has inspired and equipped students with life-long pro-life advocacy and friendships. For more information, call our office at 503-463-8563, or email me at email@example.com.
New Pro Life Book from Randy Alcorn!
Twenty Ways to Be Pro Life in 2020
Posted by Kirsten Hochstetler | Life
Being pro-life should look like something.
If being pro-life is something you rarely share for fear of being labeled, hated and ridiculed, I can relate. But as a new year begins, I’m setting a challenge to make my pro-life belief more tangible. As often as the label “anti-abortion” gets thrown around, we know the pro-life movement is much bigger than that.
This year, instead of just believing or asserting that human life is valuable and sacred, I’m going to act on those beliefs. Will you join me?
To get started, here are 20 actionable ways we can be pro-life in 2020.
#1 Attend the March for Life
On Friday, January 24, 2020 thousands will gather in our nation’s capital to physically stand for the preborn. It’s not too late to join the march. Or you can watch it streamed live on Facebook.
#2 Share Directions to a Local Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC)
You never know who you’re connected with online who might need this resource but doesn’t know it exists. Find a local PRC and simply share its location on social media.
#3 Volunteer at Your Local PRC
Each Pregnancy Resource Center has different needs. Give your local PRC a call, introduce yourself and ask how you can volunteer your time to support their mission.
#4 Sign up to Mentor or Support an Expecting Mom
If choosing life seems overwhelming for a mom-to-be, it’s our pro-life duty to step in and help provide the resources she needs before and after the birth or... continue reading
Pro-Life Events for in JANUARY!
Rogue Valley Pro-Lifers: January is always a busy month - here is the rundown of our events!
Monday, January 6th: Our monthly "info picket" downtown Medford. We meet from noon to 1 pm at the corner of 8th and Central - across the street from the Medford Planned Parenthood office and RCC. Our message is to educate the community/students/patrons of PP about Planned Parenthood's ultimate agenda. We do bring extra signs to the picket, although you are welcome to bring your own - PLEASE no graphic signs.
Tuesday, January 14th: NOTICE - We are having our regular chapter meeting on Tuesday so that those of us who love college football can selfishly watch the national championship game! We meet at 7 pm at First Baptist Church, 649 Crater Lake Ave, Medford, for 1 1/2 hours. We will finalizing plans for the Roe v. Wade event and looking ahead to 2020 plans!
Monday, January 20th: Our monthly prayer time, same location and time, in downtown Medford. No signs, no visible effort to attract attention, this is a time to pray to end abortion. Pray for unborn babies, their mom's and dad's, mom's and dad's who are dealing with abortion's aftermath, and those involved in the abortion business.
Sunday, January 26th Roe V Wade event in Medford is at First Baptist Church, 649 Crater Lake Ave., Medford. 6 pm: Jackson County Roe v Wade Commemoration - We are showing the movie "Unplanned" - the story of Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Abby Johnson and her conversion to national pro-life advocate. Beth Sheets, director of The Pregnancy Center, and volunteers will be there with their "Stork Van" and would love to show it to you! Perry Atkinson will speak and we will have information and volunteer opportunities for The Pregnancy Center and Jackson County Right to Life. Our event starts at 6 pm and will run about 2 hours. There is no admission charge. "Unplanned" is rated R for disturbing images, so parents please use your judgement regarding your children.
Sunday, January 26th: Josephine County Right to Life Roe v Wade Commemorative march and rally at Riverside Park. Meet at the county courthouse at 1:30pm to walk through downtown Grants Pass to Riverside Park for music and speaking. Rain or shine!
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THIS JANUARY!
Roe V. Wade Commemoration - Film Showing
Pro-Life Friends: Sunday, Jan. 26th, at 6 pm Jackson County Right to Life will hold our annual Roe v. Wade Commemoration at First Baptist Church, Medford. We will be showing the movie "Unplanned" which is the story of Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director turned national PRO-LIFE advocate. I know it is early, and all of our thoughts are on Christmas, but we wanted to get this (attached) low-resolution printable file of the poster for the commemoration in your hands as soon as possible, so that it is ready to go after the first of the year, for promotional purposes. Please help us promote the event by getting the file to your church leadership and asking permission to place it in the bulletin for 2 weeks, Sunday's the 19th and 26th of January.
In the meantime - MERRY CHRISTMAS and may God Bless you all!
Roe V Wade Commemorative Event - Jan 26th
Pro-Lifers: We have just a few things on the schedule to be aware of:
1. We have scheduled our Roe v Wade commemorative event for Sunday, Jan 26th, at 6 pm at First Baptist Church - We will be showing the movie "Unplanned" the story of Abby Johnson, a director of a large Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who has become a significant pro-life advocate. The Pregnancy Center "Stork Van" will also be there to tour - it has already saved one child from abortion, being parked near the downtown PP clinic!
2. For those who would like to be JCRTL chapter members, annual dues are $12/person or $20/family for 2020.
3. Our prayer time at the Medford PP clinic is this coming Monday, December 16th, from noon to 1 pm, at the corner of 8th and Central.
RAFFLE PRIZE WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This years winner of the $1000 cash prize for the JCRtL fundraiser raffle is Wayne Evans of White City! Congratulations, Wayne - and again: THANK YOU all for your support of Jackson County Right to Life!!!
You all are truly 'a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves!"
Jackson County Fair and Raffle!
The Jackson County Fair is coming soon and the Jackson County Right to Life Raffle is underway. Please consider supporting us by purchasing a raffle ticket or two for our annual fund-raiser. The cost is $10 each, and only 250 tickets are offered each year. The winner will take home $1000! The rest of the proceeds will fund another year of Jackson Country Right to Life's activities to save lives. We couldn't proclaim our message without you! Tickets are available for purchase/pick-up at:
· * theDove, 2070 Milligan Way / Sue (541) 776-5368
· * Medford Mailbox, 221 N Central Ave, Medford / Bob Gurney (541) 773-7999
· * The Pregnancy Center, 2019 Aero Way #103, Medford, / Beth Sheets (541) 772-1921
· * Valley Vinyl, 4810 Table Rock Rd #106, Central Point (new address as of May 20th!) / Bryan Platt (541) 842-4773.
. * Sensational Sweets, 155 Alta Vista, Eagle Point
The Drawing will be on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 4:00 at our booth at the Jackson County Fair. We will be in Space #S-24: the middle of the row on the south side of the big arena. Our banner is very visible: "Jackson County Right to Life" on a blue background.
Fatal Flaws Film Showing Tuesday Feb 19th 2019
Filmmaker Kevin Dunn travels to the Netherlands, Belgium, the USA & Canada to ask some of the most fundamental philosophical questions of our time.
Should we be giving medical professionals the legal right o end the life of another human being? How do these laws affect society over time?
Date: Tuesday February 19th 2019
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: West Main Church of Christ
1701 W Main st
Protecting Babies at Every Stage
Focus on the Family Broadcast on Protecting Babies at Every Stage.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse discusses the ramifications of recent late-term abortion legislation and explains how listeners can stand against it and defend the sanctity of human life.
Unplanned - A movie on the life of Abby Johnson
THE STORYUnplanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation.
All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.
Until the day she saw something that changed everything, leading Abby Johnson to join her former enemies at 40 Days For Life, and become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.
Petition 1 has qualified for the November ballot
We did it. YOU did it.
Signature verification for Initiative Petition 1 was completed this morning. Our measure will officially be on the ballot this November!
Thanks to the determination, commitment, and generosity of more than 10,000 volunteer petition circulators and supporters, Oregon voters can finally vote YES to stop the funding of elective abortions with our state tax dollars.
In the coming days I will send you more details about how you can be involved in the Vote Yes campaign. There is much work ahead.
- Jeff Jimerson
Director, Oregon Life United
We Have a Winner
This year's winner is Dave Kiery. Congrats, Dave!
Thank you to each of you who purchased a ticket or tickets, and please thank everyone you sold any tickets to, also. The rest of the proceeds will fund another year of Jackson Country Right to Life's activities to save lives. We couldn't proclaim our message without you!
I'm sure Bryan will message the larger list of our Jackson Country Right to Lifers in the next day or so. He has been out of state with Val's family, honoring her mother's home-going.
JCRtL Fair Booth Coordinator
141,200 signatures delivered!
Today, we delivered 141,200 signatures to the Oregon Elections Office!
Supreme Court rules in favor of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers
Great news from the SCOTUS just today!
Oregon Life United - Huckabee Rally
Mike Huckabee at Bethel Church in Medford for the Oregon Life United event!
Sign the petition to end taxpayer funded abortion
Approximately ten pre-born children in Oregon die from taxpayer-funded abortion every 24 hours. ... You can help stop taxpayer-funded abortion in Oregon.
Jackson County Walk for Life Recap Video!
Jackson County Right to Life thanks all of you who took part in this years "Walk for Life" on Sunday January 22nd. Our chapter, in combination with pro-life friends from a half dozen other Oregon communities and hundreds of communities all across this country have made a statement that God's law must prevail, and that we are committed to resolving the atrocity of abortion how ever long it takes. Please continue to check our website for other local pro-life events this year!
#MyUnintendedJoy: Americans Show Why They Choose Life Over Abortion
by Dr. Susan Berry
The hashtag #MyUnintendedJoy is trending on Twitter prior to Friday’s March for Life, as women faced with unplanned or complicated pregnancies are Tweeting their stories showing why they chose life over abortion.The Federalist’s Bre Payton highlights the hashtag and draws attention to “the women and children the abortion industry doesn’t want you to know about.”
The March for Life is the world’s largest pro-life demonstration was held Friday, January 27, on the national mall in Washington, D.C.
Here are some of the stories about the babies who were born because their mothers and fathers chose life, despite the recommendations of doctors and other family members and friends to abort:
Introducing our new Pro-Life TV spot!
Pro-Lifers: One of the challenges pro-lifers have is to convey the message of the value of human life in contrast to the many, many other distractions that people hold sacred in their lives. Prime examples would be the environment, environmentalism and the animal rights movement. With the legalization of abortion, the value of human life has been legally diminished to such an extent that our society has placed non-humanity in a glorified place, above that which was created in God's image.
In an effort to bring this imbalance into perspective, Jackson County Right to Life created the attached :30 commercial. Our goal was to make a sudden and obvious contrast between what our society now seems to hold at great value as compared to what our Creator considers of the highest value. Our chapter desires that this spot be exposed to our culture in every possible venue, so we encourage you all to view the spot and then post it to your social media outlets for a larger viewership. We pray that it's thought provoking message will force people to reconsider where their values lay. May God bless this effort to uphold LIFE as His sacred work.
This spot is available to any other right to life organization, free of any charge, without the localized tag at the end, simply reply to this email and we will send you the un-tagged spot.
The Success of Planned Parenthood
Friends: Here are 2 links to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - the PAC which works to pass/oppose legislation and advocates for PP.... This is a chronology of their success in Oregon and what comes next....our next chapter meeting is Monday the 14th, 7 pm, at First Baptist, Medford
The Truth about Planned Parenthood
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