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Planned Parenthood Bullies; Pro-Life Komen VP Resigns

Komen’s Karen Handel Resigns After Planned Parenthood Dispute
by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

Karen Handel, a top Komen official who was said to be instrumental in putting in place the changes in Komen policy that essentially resulted in cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, has resigned her position.

As LifeNews reported last week, Komen initially decided in December to revise its grant-making process to [fund] grants to agencies that provide direct health services for women — which would eliminate Planned Parenthood since it does not do mammograms.  After Planned Parenthood, . . . pounced on Komen for its decision, Komen clarified that Planned Parenthood would still be allowed to submit grant requests but they may or may not be funded.

Ch 33: CPLC's Karen Garnett  interviewed

In a statement Handel released, she stated, “I am deeply disappointed by the gross mischaracterizations of the strategy, its rationale, and my involvement in it,” Handel said in her letter. “I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen’s future and the women we serve.”  Continue reading

More information and articles available at prolifedallas.org/abclink.


Upcoming Pro-Life Events

"BloodMoney" Screening at Project Life Kickoff

Date: Sunday, Feb. 12
St. Joseph is hosting a screening of the film "BloodMoney: The Business of Abortion" as a kickoff to the pilot program of Project Life, a new weekly adult pro-life curriculum, beginning February 21 and continuing every Tuesday through April 24 (excluding March 27 and April 3).  For more information, visit  prolifedallas.org/projectlife or contact Patty Sherrod, or 972-235-5554.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph, Richardson (Upper Room)
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Gabriel Angel Training - 2 sessions

Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 18, 25
Become a Gabriel Angel!  Learn how to mentor a mother facing a crisis pregnancy through the Project Gabriel ministry.  More info and online registration for training available at prolifedallas.org/angeltraining.  Attendance at both sessions and Angel Commissioning required.  Bilingual English/Spanish speakers especially welcome!  Questions?  Contact Patty Sherrod, or 972-235-5554.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Place: St. Pius X, Dallas, Rm. 403
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What the Church Teaches on Faithful Citizenship
Featuring Jennifer Carr Allmon of the Texas Catholic Conference

Date: Monday, Feb. 20
Join us for the final presentation in the pre-TX primary Faithful Citizenship series:  "Goals for Political Life: Challenges for Citizens, Candidates, and Public Officials," featuring Jennifer Carr Allmon of the Texas Catholic Conference, the Public Policy Voice of the Catholic Bishops of Texas.

Contact with any questions.  Sponsored by Catholic Charities of Dallas, the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, and the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Justice Ministry

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Mark, Plano, Upper Room
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Prayer & Public Witness at Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

Date: Thursday, Feb. 16
Join the public witness for LIFE outside Planned Parenthood's annual fundraising event, featuring Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the No. 1 abortion provider in the country.  Our prayer and witness will be as luncheon guests arrive from 11:00 to 12:15.  Click here for more information or contact JoAnn Murray at Sponsored by STOPP of Dallas. 

Note: Other participating organizations may use graphic signs at this demonstration.

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location:  Outside Hilton Anatole, Dallas


Breaking Pro-Life News

Military silences Catholic Archbishop’s opposition to birth control mandate
by Kathleen Gilbert, LifeSiteNews.com

A letter from the military archbishop saying that Catholics “must not” obey the impending birth control mandate from the Obama administration was barred from being distributed to Catholic priests and edited by military officials that saw the criticism as an incitement to disobey the Commander in Chief. Timothy_Broglio-240x158.jpg

Like nearly all other Catholic bishops in the U.S., Archbishop Timothy Broglio had written a letter to be read at all Sunday masses for U.S. military personnel denouncing the new rule that will force Catholic schools, hospitals and charities to provide sterilizations and abortifacient drugs. . . . However, the Army’s Office of the Chief of Chaplains sent its own communiqué forbidding Catholic chaplains from reading the letter based on what he saw as a call to civil disobedience and thus a challenge to the authority of President Obama as head of the armed forces.  Read entire article

Also of interest:

Bishop Farrell’s radio interview with Guadalupe Radio Network

CPLC Director of Ministries Patty Sherrod letter to the Dallas Morning News: It's about rights, not beliefs

Have you contacted your representatives about supporting the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act?  If not, please click hereWe must make our voices heard!  Visit prolifedallas.org/conscience for more info.

Judge Reluctantly concedes he cannot prevent Texas Sonogram Law from taking effect
by Dave Andrusko, National Right to Life

A clearly annoyed and frustrated U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks yesterday said he had no choice but to allow Texas new sonogram law to go into effect, the very same law he had temporarily enjoined in July. . . . Last month a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals not only lifted the injunction, but in the words of Chief Judge Edith H. Jones “for the sake of judicial efficiency,” said the panel would hear any further appeal. That meant that whenever Sparks heard the case the resulting decision would be reviewed by the same three judges who concluded that the Center for Reproductive Rights “had failed to establish a substantial likelihood of success on any the claims on which the injunction was granted.”  Read entire article

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