Saturday, January 26, 2008

Pro-Life Update

From the Gospel of Life Institute:

Assisted Suicide in Washington
Your help is needed to prevent assisted suicide from being made legal in Washington!  A ballot initiative was filed recently in Olympia and signature gathering (to get it on November's ballot) is expected to start soon.  What you can do to help stop this:
1.  Go right now to the website of the broad-based Coalition Against Assisted Suicide and sign up.  You will get periodic email updates on the campaign against assisted suicide and your name will appear on the website as opposing assisted suicide.
2.  If at all possible, please contribute financially to the Coalition as it will be very expensive to defend against this dangerous and misguided attempt to bring assisted suicide to Washington.  No donation amount is too small (no amount is too large either!  Unlike with campaigns for elected office, there is no dollar limit on contributions pertaining to ballot initiatives.)
3.  If you pray daily, please add the efforts of those fighting against assisted suicide to your daily intentions and don't forget to pray for those people who are fighting for it.  
4.  Spread the word!
An urgent message from the Human Life Political Action Committee

It is very important for all pro-lifers to attend their party caucuses on Saturday, February 9 (and vote in the presidential primary on February 19). Republican's will choose half the state's presidential delegates from the caucuses and half from the primary election on February 19. Democrats will choose their delegates only from the caucuses. The caucuses begin at 1:00 p.m. for both the Republicans and the Democrats. The pro-abortion groups are urging their supporters to attend the caucuses. Let's outnumber them.

The following candidates who stand a chance of making it to the national convention and who hold pro-life positions are (in order of the strength of their views):

Mike Huckabee

Mitt Romney

John McCain

(Sorry no Democrats hold pro-life views)

It is highly likely that a front runner will not be determined before the national conventions so it will be a wide open convention. Give the pro-life candidate of your choice some delegates from Washington State!!! This PDF file will give you in detail where all the candidates stand on the life issues -- both Republicans and Democrats. The Gospel of Life Institute and Human Life PAC do not endorse any of these candidates; however, we feel it is important for people to go to their caucuses and vote for the candidate of their choice.

March for Life Videos

Thank you to Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, the priests and religious, the McEntee family, and everyone who participated in the 30th Annual March for Life in Olympia.  Video clips are available on  If you would like to share your photos of the March for Life with the Gospel of Life Institute, please email them to, along with the photographer's name.  

Life is Sacred Conference 2008

The first annual Life is Sacred Conference will be held this Saturday, January 26, 2008.  Conference doors open at 8:00 a.m.  Speakers include Fr. John Amsberry, Dr. Lynne Bissonnette, Bill Diss, Lori Eckstine, David Hugh MacDonald, Dr. Thomas M. Pitre, Esther Ripplinger, Bobby Schindler, and Jill Stanek.  Tickets can be purchased from TICKETSWEST via their website,,  or by phone, 503-224-8499 (Event: Life is Sacred).  Please see the flyer and visit Life is Sacred for more information.

40 Days for Life... Again!

During the season of Lent leading up to the celebration of Christ's resurrection, from Ash Wednesday, February 6, to Palm Sunday, March 16 of 2008, communities in our state will be uniting with 53 other cities in 31 states for a large simultaneous pro-life mobilization - the nationwide 40 days for Life campaign.  People of faith across America are praying that this effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion. 40 Days for Life invites each one of you, and your families, to join with them in this exciting, non-denominational, grass-roots effort.

To sign up to participate in a local vigil, or to find out how else you can "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves", please visit one of the following websites: Bellingham, Issaquah, Kitsap County, Olympia, Spokane, and Tacoma.

It's About Life Conference

Don't miss the 4th annual It's About Life Conference on  February 23, 2008 at St. Joseph's Parish in Kennewick.  Speakers include  Fr. Frank Pavone, Georgette Forney, and Wesley J. Smith.

Please see the flyer for more information.

Directions are available via the Event Map.