Mother's Day Prayer Vigil
Please join us at the abortion facility in South Bend as we pray for mothers who have lost their children through abortion, and for those mothers who will contemplate abortion in the future. We will also pray earnestly for the mothers with appointments at the abortion facility that day.
When: Friday, May 9th between 8:30am and 3pm. At noon an ecumenical group will offer a Cascade of Prayer, and at 12:30pm a Rosary for Life will be offered.
Where: 2004 Ironwood Circle, South Bend, IN. Come to the gazebo between the Women's Pavilion abortion facility and the St. Joseph County Right to Life office.
Thank You to our 2014 Prayer Dinner Attendees and Sponsors!
Thank you to all who attended our 2014 Prayer Dinner at the Kroc Center, especially our prayer leaders, who guided us through a night of fellowship, great food, and most importantly prayer for a culture of life here in South Bend. Our gratitude goes out as well to our generous sponsors who worked to underwrite this event:
2014 Essay Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of our 4th Annual Teen Essay Contest! They are (pictured from L to R):
Eion Lyon, 9th Grade, Trinity School at Greenlawn
Mara Nolan, 8th Grade, Corpus Christi
Madeline Garcia, 10th Grade, Home Schooled
Not pictured: Austin Lee, 7th Grade, Corpus Christi
WSBT Interviews RTL Regarding Detective Activity at Abortion Clinic
On Wednesday, March 19, three detectives were seen entering the abortion clinic, and left after 45 minutes with clinic files and documents. Upon their arrival, all patients left, and no abortions were performed that day! In our consistent monitoring of the abortionist and his clinic, Right to Life has provided the County Prosecutor and Indiana Attorney General with much information pertaining to the abortionist's illegal activities. We are glad to finally report the investigative activities that appear to be underway. WSBT-TV covered the story in full here.
Ask Senator Joe Donnelly to Co-sponsor the Pain Capable Act!
Legislation Updates: March 19th
Persons whose insurance policies now cover elective abortion will no longer have to subsidize this through their premiums (HB 1123). Except for self-insurance plans, elective abortion will have to be purchased separately by the individual(s) who desire it. This and SB 292 that passed this session strengthens Indiana’s abortion law. SB 292 closes the loop in Indiana’s law governing abortion doctors. No longer can doctors ignore the requirement that they or another licensed physician have hospital coverage should a patient have problems following the abortion. They will have to document that they are following the law with the State Department of Health.
Another pro-life bill passed. HB 1190, Treatment of miscarriage remains, provides parents the opportunity to determine how to dispose of the remains of the fetus. The law now defines "miscarried fetus" as "an unborn child irrespective of gestational age". This is a strong statement that the fetus is a baby from conception.
Adoption of children was also affirmed by granting of a tax credit to families (HB 1222) and the legislature will investigate how to improve Indiana’s adoption law/programs.
Click here to read more.
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.
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.