Down Syndrome affects approximately 6,000 babies at birth each year, and is a disorder that occurs when there is a duplication of the twenty-first (21) chromosome. World Down Syndrome Day was created as an event to raise public awareness, encourage advocacy, promote inclusivity, and support the wellbeing of those living with Down Syndrome. The date, March 21 is a date chosen to represent the chromosomal defection found in Down Syndrome (the 21 day of the third month.
The 2018 Gerber baby is Lucas Warren, the first child with Down syndrome to receive the honor of, essentially, America’s cutest baby. The 18-month-old from Dalton, Ga., was selected as “2018 Gerber Spokesbaby” from more than 140,000 photos submitted by parents.
“He’s very outgoing and never meets a stranger,” Lucas’s mom, Cortney, told TODAY Parents. “He loves to play, loves to laugh and loves to make other people laugh.”
According to Newsweek, “Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Action Fund is making a hefty investment in defeating anti-choice candidates in the upcoming midterm elections, announcing Thursday a $20 million campaign called “March. Vote. Win.”
The organization will be using the funds to target gubernatorial and Senate races in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, key states where Planned Parenthood organizers believe they can have the greatest impact. The money will go toward grassroots campaign efforts, as well as TV and digital advertising and mail programs to reach the largest number of voters possible…..”This is only the beginning of our political and electoral strategy that we really believe will protect and defend reproductive health care and Planned Parenthood in the years ahead.”
Help Pro-life candidates by making phone calls, helping in anyway possible in their campaigning, and sending e-mails or letters to the candidates for Governor and Senate. The House has been doing their part to defund Planned Parenthood, but the SENATE has refused to act upon it despite the frustration from House lawmakers looking to amp up pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (call, send e-mails and letters to him too).
Make sure to get the word out on your social media sources on where various candidates stand so we can continue to get more pro-life Governors and Senators, who will fight for the sanctity of life. They (Planned Parenthood) are trying to defeat us with money, but that plan didn’t work in 2016 when Clinton out spent President Trump, and it doesn’t have to work in 2018 as long as we become active. Let’s make all the Governors and Senators know that their vote to fund Planned Parenthood will cost them a personal vote on election day!
There is no charge but please RSVP if you plan on attending.
I am writing to share with you an exciting program we have to reach out to youth in Wayne County. Every year, Wayne County Right to Life affiliates sponsor an oratory contest for high school students. This event involves researching, writing and presenting a speech on abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, stem cell research or cloning. Our contest will be held this year at Southgate Library on March 17th at noon so please come out to support and encourage our finalists.
Students receive several benefits from participating in our oratory contest. In addition to building confidence in their public speaking abilities, students gain experience with critical thinking and constructing persuasive arguments. Most importantly, they learn how to engage others in constructive discussion about life and death issues.
Along with the educational benefits, the top three contest winners receive prizes and our first place winner will advance to the state contest sponsored by Right to Life of Michigan in May. In June, the state winner will compete with elite teens from across the country at the National Right to Life Committee oratory contest in Kansas.
Please encourage involvement in this wonderful opportunity. After receiving a student’s application form we will contact them to provide contest rules and further details. We are also available to make brief presentations to classrooms, youth groups or any other gathering and would be happy to set up a time to do so. Please contact us at (734) 282-6100, if you have questions about our program.
Please join the seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in support of the pro-life movement.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
Mass: 6:00 PM
Celebrant: Bishop Gerard Battersby
Dinner to follow:
Fish or Pasta
Keynote: Christina Marchetti
Director of Client Services at Mother and Unborn Baby Care
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
2701 Chicago, Detroit, Michigan
Cost: $25 per person
All proceeds will benefit Marys Mantle
Ad also appeared in the News Herald and Dearborn Press and Guide thanks to Chad Hughes of Digital First Media.
It was a beautiful day to be surrounded by all that came out to march from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Wyandotte, to the chapel at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, where we held a prayer service and laid roses at the foot of the memorial stone for aborted babies, on the eve of Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton. The President of our local group, Ed Kroll, lit the memorial candle to mourn the victims of abortion, mothers, fathers, and babies.
Deacon Richard Bloomfield let us in prayer as members of our local Knights of Columbus stood at attention and other members took turn in reading parts of the responsive prayers. We were honored with the presence of so many young teenagers from St. Vincent Pallotti who joined us as part of their Confirmation Class.
The afternoon ended with an Open House at the Right to Life of Michigan Resource Center where we had pizza and donuts, and enjoyed the company of other pro-life activists. We also awarded a warm and cuddly throw to Carol Thorne, with the most beautiful picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe on it, as one of the donors for our Signature Ad. The name of the winner was chosen by Hannah Maciag, the beautiful young daughter of Angie Maciag, the Office Manager of our Resource Center.
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