Thursday, April 03, 2008

Gospel of Life Institute Pro-Life Update

After suffering the loss of their 36 1/2 week old infant in the womb, Jack and Taylor Arthur decided to open a fund dedicated to "young mothers struggling to believe that there are options for their unborn children." Their vision " to partner with existing ministries such as New Beginnings Home and Tacoma Rescue Mission and help give new moms choosing life a 'leg up' in the scary new beginning stages of motherhood. This may mean helping them buy a car seat, a crib, or other basic necessities that every mother needs and many go without. You may make your donations at any Bank of America to the CALEB JOSHUA ARTHUR MEMORIAL FUND. 'Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you'." (Jeremiah 1:5)
Planned Parenthood Report
WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2008 ( - The newly released Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) 2006-2007 annual report shows that the abortion behemoth has increased the number of abortions it committed from 264,943 in 2005 to 289,650 in 2006.  Total revenue amounted to over one billion dollars, with the organization's profit margin - "excess of revenue over expenses" - soaring from $55.7 million in 2005 to $112 million in 2006.  Taxpayer dollars played a major role in that profit with the report acknowledging the organization received over $336 million in government grants and contracts...

The PPFA annual report proudly includes on its last page that the organization was "Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1916 - more than 90 years ago - as America's first birth control clinic."  That is the same Margaret Sanger who once stated, "We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population."

The entire news story can be found here.  Additional information on Planned Parenthood's report can be found by visiting Human Life of Washington.

Assisted Suicide
Please read Joel Connelly's article I-1000 campaign seeks to sell voters on death, visit the Coalition Against Assisted Suicide and make a donation to this organization to help them to defeat I-1000. As Rita Marker recently shared, "Everyone who opposes assisted suicide is a Washingtonian for the next year." (Celebrate Life, March-April 2008, p. 32) Let us show our  country that we value human life and that killing people (via assisted suicide) simply because they are sick or disabled is never acceptable.

Physician-Assisted Suicide: What it would mean to you and your family
Hosted by the Pro-Life Group at St. Mark
Presented by Rita Marker, Executive Director International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Rita Marker has been the executive director of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide since it began in l987. She was among the first to be profiled in the American Medical Association's American Medical News during its series on "people making news in an era of dramatic change in medicine." Her writings have appeared in numerous publications. She is a practicing attorney. Marker is a former adjunct professor of Political Science & Ethics at the University of Steubenville, Ohio. She has made presentations and debated in Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, France, Belgium, England, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Switzerland, Slovenia and the United States.

Monday, April 7, 2008
7:00 - 8:30 PM
St. Mark Parish Gym
18033 15th Place NE
Shoreline, WA
Freewill donations accepted.

Show the Truth has scheduled its annual "Cross State Tour." The adults and teens (the teens really do a great job) will tour from April 21 to April 25. They will visit colleges/universities and abortion mills from the Olympia area to the Spokane area. Donations for fuel and educational handout materials would be greatly appreciated and are tax deductible.

All are invited to participate who are pro-life and pledge to treat all they meet with respect. In four plus years, Show the Truth has not even had a traffic ticket! At the same time, it is very effective in changing hearts and minds. Call Ed Sauley for information: (360) 480-9329.

Bound4Life: The Mercy Seat
This Passover season, on Saturday, April 26, Bound4LIFE is gathering Christians around the nation to pray and fast at supreme courts in all 50 states, along with Washington, D.C.

Our justice system legalized abortion, and on April 26 we will gather at those courts in prayer to cry out for mercy and apply the blood of Christ to the doorposts of our national guilt.

WHAT: The Mercy Seat
DATE: Saturday, April 26, 2008
TIME: 9 AM - 4 PM
WHERE: Supreme Courts across America

Will you join with thousands as we cry out in united prayer?

The event is free, and everyone is invited to attend in whatever way their schedule allows.  Come for a part of it or the whole day! Groups will be gathering at every supreme court from 9 AM to 4 PM. Leaders and arrangements for each location are already in place.

For detailed information on your court please register at:

2008 could very well be a year that something extreme is required of America. If that's true, then let it be that God's people moved en masse to plead the blood of Jesus.

Thanks again for your willingness and heart to be a voice for the voiceless. I believe this is a key moment for the Body of Christ to stand together in intercession on behalf of the nation.

National Pro-Life T-shirt Day
American Life League's National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day is April 29, 2008.  Visit their store to order your t-shirt.

One Million Rosaries for Unborn Babies
On Saturday, May 3, between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. the ONE MILLION ROSARIES FOR UNBORN BABIES prayer event is scheduled to take place. Please register for this prayer event by visiting Saint Michael the Archangel Organization.

Please continue to pray for Ken VanDerhoef, Human Life of Washington's Chairman of the Board.