Pro-Life News & Events


Register these 2013 Events for Life with Bishop Kevin Farrell:  
April 6 – The Bishop's 20th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner
April 9Catholic Faith in Action Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Austin

Justin Bieber's mom (and Bishop's Dinner Keynote!) Pattie Mallette promoting new pro-life film

Justin Bieber's mom Pattie Mallette executive producer of new film 'Crescendo'
By Kathryn Darge, Examiner.com

Pattie Mallette, best known to millions as Justin Bieber's mom, has signed on as the executive producer for the new short film, "Crescendo" [from the producers of the pro-life film "Bella").  Based on a true story, "Crescendo" takes place in the 18th century Holy Roman Empire where a series of events turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary experience that changes the life of one woman. . . .
"Crescendo" has already won numerous awards at recent film festivals including the Crystal Heart award at the 2011 Heartland Film festival and top short film honors at the Hollywood Film Festival.

“My hope through this involvement is to encourage young women all over the world, just like me, to let them know that there is a place to go, people who will take care of you and a safe home to live in if you are pregnant and think you have nowhere else to turn,” says Mallette.  Continue reading

**Hear Pattie Mallette's inspirational story live and in person at The Bishop's 20th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner on April 6. Reservations open now at prolifedallas.org/dinner.**


Upcoming Pro-Life Events

Catholic Advocacy Day Training

Date: Sat., February 16
The Texas Bishops invite all Texas Catholics to Catholic Advocacy Day in Austin on April 9. To learn about the Bishops’ legislative agenda and the skills to be an effective advocate, join us for the kickoff training on Feb. 16, featuring Jennifer Carr Allmon from the Texas Catholic Conference. For more information and to register, visit dallascatholicadvocacy.org or call 214.520.6590 ext. 124. Sponsored by the Diocese of Dallas, Catholic Charities of Dallas, Catholic Pro-Life Committee and St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lunch served at noon) 
Place: Prince of Peace, Plano (Las Mercedes Rm.)
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“Not So Underground Railroad” Youth Event

Date: Sat., February 16
High school students are invited to join us for an afternoon of dynamic speakers, pro-life service projects, and a monthly pro-life challenge.  The subject of the Feb. 16 meeting is “Adoption: Sacrifice and Love,” encouraging participants to collect maternity clothes for donation and pray for those struggling with infertility and contemplating adoption.  For more information, contact Youth For Life Director Jacquelyn Smith, 972-416-9591 or .    
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Faith Formation Building, Plano (Room 230)
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Speakers Bureau Training

Date: Sat., March 2 "The harvest is great, but the laborers are few." This is a great opportunity to learn about the CPLC Speakers Bureau and how you can make a big difference in spreading the pro-life message! Please RSVP to Jan Storey, 972-986-5463 or .
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Place: All Saints, Dallas (St. Theresa Room)
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40 Days for Life-McKinney

Date: February 13 - March 24
McKinney will be one of many cities joining together for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history – the 40 Days for Life campaign. The McKinney prayer vigil will take place from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily outside the McKinney Planned Parenthood abortion referral center. (Please stay on sidewalk and do not park in business strip where Planned Parenthood is located.)  For more information, visit 40daysforlife.com/mckinney. Sponsored by 40 Days for Life-McKinney.
Vigil Location: Planned Parenthood, McKinney (Stay on sidewalk)
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Note: The CPLC covers the 5 Dallas abortion centers in prayer and counseling daily throughout the year. For more information, see prolifedallas.org/sidewalk.


Breaking News

Abortion Drug Use on the Rise, But Women Can Change Their Minds
by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

It’s a fact that chemical abortions are on the rise. Abortion mills rely heavily on the abortion pill known as RU 486.

This procedure is intended for use to seven to nine weeks of pregnancy. It’s a multi-stage process that begins with a drug called mifepristone, which blocks progesterone, causing the uterine lining to break down. Approximately 36 to 72 hours later, another drug is taken to cause contractions and expel the dead baby. . . .

Thankfully, there’s now an option for women who change their minds. A study recently published in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy revealed there’s a window of opportunity that can potentially reverse a chemical abortion. Continue reading

HHS Mandate Revisions Will Force Religious Groups to Cover Abortions
by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

On Friday, the Obama administration released proposed revisions to the controversial HHS mandate. The revisions offer no help for religious businesses, individuals or non-profit religious groups that don’t want to be forced to obey it. Continue reading

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