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October Baby film spotlights abortion survivor

by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

"God shattered my heart over this issue . . . I honestly did not know that the words 'abortion' and 'survivor' could go together." - Jon Erwin, Director of "October Baby"

The phrase "abortion survivor" may seem like a misnomer, but it's not, and on March 23 moviegoers can watch a film about that very subject, inspired by a true story.

The movie, "October Baby," chronicles a young woman's search for the truth about her past -- a past that includes discovering that her mother tried to have her aborted, only to place her for an adoption when the abortion failed.

The film, though, doesn't dwell on abortion but instead weaves the story of the main character's past in with a romantic plot and a college road trip.  Continue reading

Click here to order your tickets today for the March 23 opening weekend of October Baby!

**And don't miss the movie's director Jon Erwin and star John Schneider at The Bishop's 19th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner on April 14!**


Upcoming Pro-Life Events

Project Life – Adoption: The Gospel of Life in Unexpected Pregnancies

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 13
Project Life is a new 8-week pro-life series, every Tuesday evening through Apr. 24 (excluding Mar. 27 and Apr. 3).  This Tuesday's topic will be Adoption: The Gospel of Life in Unexpected Pregnancies.  Light refreshments served.  For more info and class schedule, visit prolifedallas.org/projectlife or contact Patty Sherrod, or 972-235-5554.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph, Richardson (St. Joseph Rm)
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YFL Leadership Council Meeting

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 13
The Youth For Life Leadership Council welcomes adults interested in planning and chaperoning youth pro-life events throughout the year.  Learn how you can help form the young pro-life leaders of today!  For more info, contact Jacquelyn Smith, 972-416-9591 or .
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: All Saints Catholic Church, Kamel Life Center Room 10

Speakers Bureau Training Workshop

Date: Saturday, Mar. 31
Learn how to effectively share your pro-life beliefs with others. The CPLC Speakers Bureau will train you to spread the pro-life message to both youth groups and adults. Learn the new and fun activities that we incorporate into our presentations! For more info and to register, contact Jan Storey, 972-986-5463 or .
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: St. Monica, Dallas, (Rm. 212, Family Ctr)
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40 Days for Life-McKinney Evening of Praise

Date: Monday, Mar. 12
40 Days for Life-McKinney is marking the midpoint of its 40-day campaign with a family-friendly evening of praise and worship.  For more info, contact Campaign Director Paul Borchard at .  

Sponsored by 40 Days for Life-McKinney

Time: 7:15 p.m.
Location: Bella Donna Chapel, McKinney

Click here to join the McKinney 40-day prayer vigil.

LIFE Today with James Robison

Date: Mar. 12, 13
Come hear incredible life-changing stories.  Join Carol Everett and Abby Johnson on Monday, March 12 or Lila Rose and Chet McDoniel on Tuesday, March 13 – or both! – as part of the live studio audience when they tape the Life Today show with James Robison.  Tickets are free, but you must reserve your seat.  To do that, email or call 817-354-3655. 

Sponsored by Life Today TV.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Life Today Studio, Euless
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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner on April 14?

Join us on April 14, 2012 for a spectacular evening featuring

TV Star and Recording Artist John Schneider
(of Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville fame)

at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
(with convenient parking)

**John Schneider is currently starring in two pro-life films – Doonby and October BabyOctober Baby producer Jon Erwin will interview John Schneider live and in person at the dinner, followed by a not-to-be-missed musical performance.** 

Make Your Reservations Today!
Questions?  Call 972-267-LIFE (5433)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  You can also be a part of this exciting event by joining our energized team of committed volunteers!  Please click here if you are interested in helping or email .  Thank you!


Job Opening – CPLC Spanish Ministry Assistant

The Catholic Pro-Life Committee currently has open a part-time position (20 hours per week) assisting the Spanish Ministry.  The applicant must be fluently bilingual (read and write) in both English and Spanish and have written and verbal translation skills.

The principal functions of this position include assisting in preparing materials for conferences, placing telephone calls, conducting mailings, and data entry.  Position also includes attendance at evening and weekend events with the Spanish Ministry Director when necessary.  Click here for a full job description and qualifications.

Submit resumes to  or call 972-639-0259 for appointment.


Breaking Pro-Life News

Cardinal Dolan Voices Dismay at Handling by White House in Letter Updating Bishops on HHS Mandate Controversy
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York voiced dismay in the Administration’s handling of the church as the White House and the church seek to work out religious freedom problems found in a mandate in the new health care reform bill. . . Given church concerns about religious freedom, Cardinal Dolan wrote, “the President invited us to ‘work out the wrinkles.’ We have accepted that invitation. Unfortunately, this seems to be stalled: the White House Press Secretary, for instance, informed the nation that the mandates are a fait accompli (and, embarrassingly for him, commented that we bishops have always opposed Health Care anyway, a charge that is scurrilous and insulting, not to mention flat out wrong.”). ...  Continue reading USCCB_square_logo.jpg

The full text of Cardinal Dolan's letter can be found at here.

Also of interest: Deadly health risks for women: The unspoken side of the Obama birth control mandate

Action Reminder:  Have you contacted your representatives about supporting the Respect for Rights of Conscience ActIf not, please click here.  (Find out if your representative has co-sponsored this important legislation here.)  Visit prolifedallas.org/conscience for more info.

Texas Bishops Support True, Comprehensive Women’s Health Program
Texas Catholic Conference

Forcing Planned Parenthood as Participant Risks Funding for All Women’s Health Programs and 130,000 Texas Women

The Catholic Church has always believed in and advocated for access to health care as a fundamental safeguard of human life.  In particular, the Church vocally supports women’s access to preventive medical services--such as screening and treatment for breast and ovarian cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis--as essential to comprehensive, affordable, and quality health care. Unfortunately, many abortion proponents insist on forcibly grafting contraception, sterilization, and abortion into our basic definitions of medical care, then criticizing anyone who objects as being an “opponent of women’s health care.”  Continue reading

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