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'The Esther Call' Attracts Over 4,000 Women in Prayer, Worship for Life

By Brittany Smith, Christian Post

The birthplace of Roe v. Wade was the backdrop for a pro-life event on Good Friday called The Esther Call, which drew thousands of people from across the country to Dallas, Texas.

The Esther Call, named for the biblical figure Esther and her role in saving a nation, brought together over 4,000 women in prayer and worship for life and an end to abortion, and welcomed back 39 women who had walked 250 miles for 21 days for the Back to Life prayer walk. Continue reading.

The CPLC was in attendance at the morning praise and worship welcoming the 39 women to Dallas, and supported The Esther Call with volunteer post-abortion counselors and helped facilitate priests available for confession.  
Thank you to all who volunteered their time for this historic event!

Also on Good Friday, hundreds joined Father Paul McCormick, O.Cist. for the Pro-Life Stations of the Cross outside the Southwestern late-term abortion center where those in the image and likeness of God are put to death every day.


Last Chance to Purchase Bishop's Dinner Raffle Tickets Online by 5 p.m. Today!

You can still buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a $15,000 American Express Gift Card, a 4-Day Carnival Cruise or a BlackBerry™ Playbook Tablet!

Buy your raffle tickets here before 5 p.m. today!

(Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Bishop's Dinner this Saturday night)

More info at www.prolifedallas.org/raffle
Questions?  Call 972-267-LIFE (5433)


Upcoming Pro-Life Events

Project Life – Biotechnology & Cloning: The Future is Now

Date: Tuesday, April 17
Project Life is a new 8-week pro-life series, every Tuesday evening through April 24.  This Tuesday's topic will be Biotechnology & Cloning: The Future is Now.  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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Youth For Life Leadership Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 17
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

Quarterly Mass and Procession

Date: Saturday, April 21
Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with special prayers for the unborn and an end to abortion, followed by Eucharistic Adoration and a Rosary Procession by bus led by Father Cruz Calderón to Robinson’s abortion center.  We will return to Our Lady of Perpetual Help for closing Benediction.

For more information, contact Joanne Underwood, 214-261-8499, 469-767-5785, or .

Location: Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Dallas; Rosary Procession to Robinson’s abortion center, Dallas
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Charity Pro-Life Disc Golf Picnic

Date: Sunday, May 6
Join the 6th Annual Charity Pro-Life Disc Golf Picnic benefiting Project Gabriel/The Gabriel Project, which give support to women in unexpected pregnancies.  In addition to all the fun we have, especially encouraging youth and families to try the sport, each participant receives a disc golf disc with custom pro-life artwork.  For more information and to register, visit protectlifedgc.webs.com.

Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council #13470 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arlington.

Location: Turner Park, Grand Prairie
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Breaking Pro-Life News

Local Residents Upset with New Planned Parenthood complex in West Fort Worth
By Dave Andrusko, National Right to Life News

Secrecy surrounding the construction of Planned Parenthood facilities is nothing new. But that doesn’t make it any the less infuriating when local pro-lifers learned that Planned Parenthood of North Texas was breaking ground in southwest Fort Worth, Texas, on a $6.5 million abortion complex. According to its website, the planned 19,000 square foot complex will be triple the size of the facility it is replacing.

Once word leaked out, Ken Lambrecht, president of Planned Parenthood of North Texas, conceded that only a few people knew about what was being built and that one subcontractor had quit. He told reporters that construction on the center started a few weeks ago. The new facility is located next to the Edna Gladney Adoption Center.

“Lambrecht said Planned Parenthood helped provide more than 6,000 abortions in North Texas in 2010,” according WFAA TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth.  Continue reading

Proposal to pay for contraceptive cost 'radically flawed,' say bishops
By Catholic News Service

Even with a new federal proposal that third-party administrators pay the costs of contraceptives for religious employers who object to the coverage, the health reform law's contraceptive mandate "remains radically flawed," according to the U.S. bishops.  Continue reading

Also of interest: CPLC responds to North Texas knitters stitch uteruses for protest

“October Baby” to open in 220 new theaters this weekend; success vexes abortion group
by Jill Stanek, JillStanek.com

. . . After three weeks of limited release in 339 theaters nationwide, October Baby has surprised just about everyone as a sleeper success and this weekend will open in over 220 new venues.  Continue reading

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