News from Jackson County Right to Life
Rogue Valley Pro-Lifer's: A reminder that it is rapidly approaching Jackson County Fair time (July 11th)! That means we are in the raffle ticket selling mode - for our Jackson County Right to Life fund raising for 2018. We have 250 tickets to sell at $10 each in order to raise the money our chapter needs to cover the costs of the fair booth, the Life Chain, the Jan 22 Rally and other needs as they arise during the year. Call me and we will mail you the tickets you would like.
Tickets are also available at Sensational Sweets in Eagle Point, The Medford Mailbox, KDOV, Evangel in Grants Pass, and Valley Vinyl.
We are also asking for volunteers to fill the shifts at our booth at the fair - that booth is our #1 best venue for promoting the right-to-life message to the public, and it is imperative that we have our shifts filled prior to the fair beginning. Please let Robin or I know if you have time to take a shift, they are between 2 and 3 hours and you get a free admission ticket.
Please be part of the Right-to-Life effort here in the valley by supporting JCRtL! Blessings!
Planned Parenthood Picket Press Release
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Medford, Oregon, joins nationwide day of prayer and protest against the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
On Saturday, April 28, a pro-life rally will be held at the Planned Parenthood facility at 125 S. Central, downtown Medford, starting at 9 am. This rally is one of more than 130 taking place outside Planned Parenthood centers across the United States, marking the 3rd annual National Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood.
This nationwide event is being coordinated by #ProtestPP, a coalition of more than 75 national, state and local pro-life organizations, in response to Planned Parenthood’s aggressive new agenda. In February, Planned Parenthood executive vice-president Dawn Laguens declared that the organization is “going on the offense” pursuing abortion expansion in “all 50 states”. This month, Planned Parenthood announced their participation in the “Win Justice” project, devoting $30 million to advancing their agenda in the November elections.
The protests held on Saturday, April 28, will also call on federal authorities to stop Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding. The effort to fully defund the organization of all federal tax dollars – about $430 million annually – has stalled in Congress. But an effort is now underway to revise Title X family planning rules to block Planned Parenthood as a recipient, and deprive them of some $60-80 million annually.
Every tax dollar taken from Planned Parenthood would be redirected to healthcare providers that are not involved in abortion. The effort to defund PP has nothing to do with taking money away from poor women and families. It’s about taking tax dollars away from the nation’s largest abortion chain.
Jackson County Right to Life is coordinating the local protest. JCRtL has been involved in protesting Planned Parenthood for the last 5 years. JCRtL will also be gathering signatures to help qualify a statewide initiative petition for this November’s general election ballot which seeks to amend the state constitution to ban the use of tax money to fund abortions in Oregon.
Information: Bryan Platt, 541-821-4773 info@JacksonCountyProlife.org
See also: Why defund Planned Parenthood? At www.ProtestPP.com
Medford Planned Parenthood Pickup Update
This coming Saturday, April 28, is the national Planned Parenthood picket. So far, according to the website, there are 134 locations in 34 states! Our picket will run from 9 am to 11 am, starting at the corner of 8th and Central and spreading out from there. We have tons of signs, but you are certainly welcome to make your own. If you can't stay for 2 hours, come for the time you can! And this is certainly a bring-the -family-friends event! We will also be working on gathering signatures for the ban on taxpayer funding for abortions petition. If you have time, we will have the "find neighbors like me" website available and we can get you names and addresses of people who signed the petition in 2014, but have not signed this year - over 42,000 signed in 2014 who have not signed this time - and this would easily put us over the needed # of signatures to get this important issue on November's ballot - so bring your chairs, signs, hats, and help us get out the word about Planned Parenthood!
On April 28th, pro-lifers across the country will hold the third annual National Day of Prayer and Protest against Planned Parenthood at hundreds of Planned Parenthood facilities from coast to coast, calling for an immediate end to the organization’s federal funding.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion chain and receives over $500 million from taxpayers every year. But pro-life leaders in Washington are now moving to end that government subsidy.
Come out on April 28th to raise your voice with tens of thousands of pro-lifers across the country demanding that our government defund Planned Parenthood!
Here in Medford we will be holding a protest April 28th at at the corner of 8th and Central, downtown Medford at 9 - 11 am.
Update on the Petition Efforts!
Everyone: So we are into the final stage - the push to get over the top! I think we need to revisit every available avenue of signature sources - your own church - recirculate to pick up those who were missed; new churches which have not been done - probably smaller in size but still with good potential; and other venues - gun shows (although I didn't see any on a google search in Medford), Post Offices and other public venues, the Find Neighbors Like Me button on the website, and just talking the issue up. Again - the key is that we want folks to take sheets, not just sign it - that is how those small churches multiply their impact.
If anyone has time to make calls to our original church list, let me know and I will send you a dozen of them - we need to ask them to do it again. How about youth groups - get them together for a Sat or Sun aft 2 hour gig, give them Find neighbors like me lists and turn them loose - feed them pizza afterwards? Ask the Youth Group Leaders about that!
Don't grow weary in doing well, for in due time we will reap if we do not lose heart!!!!
Promoting Life in Medford Oregon
Oregon Life United - Huckabee Rally
Mike Huckabee at Bethel Church in Medford for the Oregon Life United event!
Mike Huckabee Event Sold Out!
Rogue Valley Pro-Life Friends: Thank you all for your interest and support of our January 22nd "SpeakLife '18" Mike Huckabee event at Bethel Church. We are literally "SOLD OUT"! PTL! Please pray that the event provides motivation for us all to get past the finish line for signatures to place our amendment on the November, 2018 ballot!
Congrat's to Brad and Lynn Barton, of Medford, this years JCRtL Fund-Raising Raffle winners! Brad and Lynn are long time pro-lifers and supporters of the pro-life movement. Lynn is a frequent contributor to letters- to- the -editor and caller-inner to Bill Meyer's radio show. AND - Jackson County Right to Life wants to "Thank You All! " for your never wavering support for the pro-life movement and your generous donations to help fund the chapter for the next fiscal year. One more THANK YOU! to our major donors who fund the cash prize and make the whole raffle idea work for everyone! There is so much going on with the right to life right now - especially with the petition and the terrible law forcing insurance companies to fund abortions..... PLEASE pray for all these issues and stay tuned for updates. Blessings!
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:
"Choice" Spoken Word Poetry
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.
A BIG Jackson County Right to Life THANK YOU!!!!! to all the volunteers for the fair booth - I have heard several really neat stories about interactions the team members had at the booth - I had one boomer-age woman who told us she had barely avoided an abortion at age 19 and now had 4 children and a bunch of grandkids - many young moms were showing their children the fetal models - we gave out tons of little baby models, precious feet and hand pins, pencils, etc - thank you, volunteers, for giving your time to the cause! ALSO!!! - THANK YOU to all who have supported the chapter's raffle fundraiser this year! The winner was Dan Fair - he and his wife are long time supporters and congratulate them. May the Lord give our chapter wisdom this year that we use His resources wisely, and that we see an end to this scourge on our country.... Galatians 6:9
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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