Please Join Us For
An Evening of Prayer for Life
7th Annual Respect Life Prayer Dinner
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00)
Kroc Corps Community Center Chapel
900 West Western Avenue, South Bend (Corner of Chapin St. and Western Ave.)
Plenty of secure, off-street parking. Enter from Chapin St. just south of Western.
All clergy and religious admitted free of charge.
A $20 donation is requested of other guests.
Pastors: Please extend this invitation to your entire congregation.
Reserve your table or seats by April 1
(574) 232-LIFE (5433)
Attorney General to Investigate South Bend Abortion Doctor
See complete story and video here.
South Bend Tribune Reports on Local Abortionist
Gaps in teen abortion reporting November 25, 2013
Doctor defends abortion practice December 1, 2013
OUR OPINION: State needs to bridge teen abortion reporting gap December 1, 2013
Abortion doctor to appear December 8, 2013
New Billboards on Ironwood
St. Joe County Right to Life Moves to Ironwood Circle
St. Joseph County Right to Life has moved its offices to the building located directly west of the Women's Pavilion abortion mill in South Bend. The new address is 2004 Ironwood Circle, Suite 130, South Bend, IN 46635.
Conceived by Rape
Follow this link for a poignant video featuring the testimonies of women who were conceived by rape.
Abortions Drop 6%
The number of abortions in St. Joseph County dropped from 590 in 2011 to 554 in 2012, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. That's a 6% drop.
Key Pro-Life Bills Passed in Indiana
The following bills have been passed in both houses:
• HB1210 - Prohibits abortions after 20 weeks, strengthens informed consent, requires ultrasound before an abortion, requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, prohibits abortion coverage by qualified health plans under the federal health care reform law, and bans Medicaid funds from going to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.
• HB1474 - Requires that abortionists report abortions done on a girl under the age of 14 to the department of child services within 3 days of the abortion. Also requires that terminated pregnancy reports include the age of the father and the date that the report was received by the state.
Prayers Save Lives
A few days before the spring 40 Days for Life campaign ended, a woman leaving the abortion mill stopped to talk with a group of Holy Cross College students and others who were praying in front of the building. She showed them an ultrasound picture of her baby and declared “I didn’t do it.” One of the students then accompanied her to the nearby Women’s Care Center.
Knights of Columbus Succeed with Ultrasound Initiative
Thanks to all who contributed to the Knights of Columbus Council 4263 effort to buy an ultrasound machine for the Women's Care Center on north Ironwood Drive near the abortion mill. The K of C met their goal and the new ultrasound equipment has been ordered.
2013 Essay Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of our 3rd Annual Teen Essay Contest (l to r) Nicholas Kloska, St. Matthew Cathedral School; Meghan Russell, St. Matthew Cathedral School; Madison Woods, Penn High School, and; David Schena II, Marian High School.
Obama Reaffirms Pro-Abortion Commitment
On the recent anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, President Barak Obama again reaffirmed his support of unlimited and unregulated abortion. "I remain committed to protecting a woman's right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right," the president said. He referred to the supreme court decision that legalized abortion as "historic." The president has also reaffirmed his commitment to Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana Releases 2010 Annual Report
Planned Parenthood of Indiana has released its 2010 annual report and the numbers are startling. According to the report, chemical and surgical abortions done by Indiana's largest abortion provider increased by more than 2%, which means 128 more children were aborted in 2010 than in 2009. The report also reveals an annual revenue of over $15 million, including more than $2 million in government contracts and grants.
Planned Parenthood also boasts of 5 adoption referrals, making a total of 7 adoption referrals since 2006. That makes its ratio of adoption referrals to abortions an appalling 1 adoption referral for every 3,500 abortions. To see Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s 2010 annual report, click here.
Unplanned Now Available
Unplanned is a unique exposé of Planned Parenthood. This recently released book was written by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic manager. After assisting during an abortion, she left Planned Parenthood with a changed heart and mind. The book provides a behind-the-scenes look into the abortion business that only a former abortion proponent can offer. Unplanned is now available at bookstores across Indiana and online.
More Abortionists Doing Late-Term Abortions
A recently released report by the Guttmacher Institute entitled "Abortion Incidence and Access to Services in the United States, 2008" points out that there is a 3% increase in the number of abortionists willing to do abortions past the 20-week mark. In addition, the report reveals that usage of the RU-486 chemical abortion method skyrocketed by 24%. To see the report, click here.
Thanks to our 2013 "Life is Precious" Dinner Sponsors:
Bob & Judi Hurst
Kendzicky Lothary Group
St. Joe County Right to Life is a prolife organization serving South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, New Carlisle, Bremen, Notre Dame, Osceola, Walkerton, North Liberty, Lakeville, Wyatt, and all communities in St. Joseph and surrounding Indiana and Michigan counties.