Pro-Life News and Events

  • "40 for 40" – Join us for Dinner with 40 Days for Life Founder this Saturday and Celebrate Closing of Sherman PP on Sunday
  • Additional Pro-Life Events 
    • Speakers Bureau Training, Sept. 17
    • Youth Leadership Conference, Sept. 17
    • 11th Annual CPLC Classic Charity Golf Tournament, Oct. 11
    • Hike for Life, Sept. 24, Oct. 8 & 15
  • Breaking Pro-Life News
    • Fewer Doctors Willing to Do Abortions, New Study Shows
    • Birth Control, Contraception Don't Stop Abortion, Help Women
  • Office Copier Needed – Can you help?

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"40 for 40" – Join us for Dinner with 40 Days for Life Founder this Saturday

"40 for 40" - Join us for Dinner with 40 Days for Life Founder this Saturday
Sherman Planned Parenthood Closing
Planned Parenthood Closure Notice

The Sherman Planned Parenthood officially closed its doors this week!  David Bereit, founder and National Director of 40 Days for Life, is joining in the Planned Parenthood closing celebration this Sunday!  Plus the former manager of this Planned Parenthood will share why she left before the doors closed and what Planned Parenthood's real agenda is.  All are welcome!

And there's more . . . David's coming to Dinner in Dallas on Saturday!!

David, the man behind the international phenomenon of 40 Days for Life, is joining us for dinner this Saturday, August 27 to share an inspiring message and support the upcoming Dallas campaign beginning September 28.  For $40 ($70 per couple), you can help support our local 40 Days campaign to stand vigil, pray and reach out to the community to end abortion in our city!

Click here to reserve one of the few remaining dinner tickets now.  

Dinner Details:
When:  Saturday, August 27, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Cindi's Delicatessen on Central, Dallas (Map)
Questions?  Contact Ellen Rossini at or 972-571-8705.

Buy your ticket today!   (All proceeds from the dinner will help underwrite the costs of the Fall 40 Days for Life-Dallas campaign.)

And don't miss these upcoming 40 Days for Life-Dallas Events:

Read 40 Days for Life-Dallas News Release:   "Planned Parenthood Closes . . . Former Manager Speaks Out"


Additional Pro-Life Events

Speakers Bureau Training Workshop

Date:  Saturday, Sept. 17  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 and adult groups.

For more information and to register, contact Jan Storey, 972-986-5463 or .

Time:  9:00 a.m.
Place:  St. Monica, Dallas
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Youth Leadership Conference

Date:  Saturday, Sept. 17  Learn strategies on how to start and grow a pro-life youth club or group, hear ideas for campus activities, make plans for the school year, and sign up for ongoing one-on-one strategy meetings throughout the year.  All students and moderators who want to start  or grow a youth pro-life club are invited to this half-day training.  Admission is FREE.

Online registration required (to receive materials) and available here.  For more information, contact YFL Director Jacquelyn Smith, 972-416-9591 or .

Time:  1:30 p.m.
Place:  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Plano Rm. 130, Faith Formation Center

11th Annual CPLC Classic Charity Golf Tournament

Date:  Tuesday, October 11  Join us for our 11th Annual CPLC Golf Classic/Bishop's Cup.  Registration and lunch begin at 11:00 a.m, followed by the putting contest at 11:30 and tee-off at 12:30.  To participate in this great annual event, register individually or as a foursome here.

Want to save lives AND promote your business?  Be a Golf Sponsor!  Click here to see business promotion opportunities, starting with just $250 to sponsor a tee sign.  All sponsors will be named in the program, on the CPLC website, and in other communications. 

For sponsorship and tournament information, contact Jim Walker, 972-270-3019 or , or visit prolifedallas.org/golf.

Time:  Tee-off at 12:30 p.m.
Place:  Canyon Creek Country Club, Richardson
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Hike for Life

Dates:  September 24, October 8 & 15
Hike for Life is a pro-life walk held once a year in various Texas locations to raise money for local crisis pregnancy centers and awareness of the dignity of all human life.  Hikes will be held on the following dates and locations: For more information and to pre-register, visit hikeforlifetexas.org or contact Tom Clark, 214-282-6297 or Sponsored by Hike for Life Texas.

Registration and Opening Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.

Hike:  8:40 a.m., followed by refreshments, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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Breaking Pro-Life News

Fewer Doctors Willing to Do Abortions, New Study Shows
by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

A new study provides more good news for pro-life advocates, as it shows fewer doctors are willing to perform abortions than before — creating a situation where the lower availability of abortion may be helping to reduce abortions.

The new report, published [this week] in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, finds 97 percent of physicians surveyed say they have encountered patients wanting an abortion while only 14 percent of doctors are willing to do an abortion. That’s lower than the 22 percent of doctors who said they would do an abortion in the last poll, from 2008.

Continue reading

Birth Control, Contraception Don’t Stop Abortion, Help Women
by Kristan Hawkins, LifeNews.com

I can’t count the amount of times I’ve been asked what my stance is on contraception. It’s not breaking news that many oral contraceptives and some invasive barrier methods (IUD) have been proven to cause abortion, including the highly controversial ella and Plan B drugs, and I stand firmly against the use of anything that destroys a life created at conception. But what about contraception that prevents conception from taking place? 

What do you say?  What’s the pragmatic response* here?

Here’s how I think that conversation should be started:

1) Birth Control, no matter what form, doesn’t prevent abortions. In fact, it provides a false sense of security. . . .

2) Birth control comes with its own complications and risks. In some cases, it’s deadly for both the child and mother. . . .

3) Condoms and birth control are everywhere. You can obtain them for free, yet the abortion and STD rate hasn’t fallen. . . . 

Read entire article.

*Editor's note:  This article provides secular arguments supporting the foundational truth that we know as Catholics – that artificial contraception "harms true love and denies the sovereign role of God in the transmission of human life."  (Vademecum for Confessors  2:4)  Couples can responsibly welcome children in accord with Catholic teaching through natural family planning.  Learn more here.

Also of interest: Catholic doctors’ group launches petition against contraception mandate

Office Copier Needed – Can you help?

broken_copier.jpgThe CPLC office copier has served us well, but has seen its last day and is beyond cost-efficient repair.  To best meet our ministries’ needs, we need to replace it with a free-standing office copier of similar capabilities, including an automatic document feeder, multiple trays/drawers and the capacity for duplex printing and copying originals of various sizes.   A digital copier with scanning capabilities would be a plus!

If you have a similar copier to donate or know a resource that might donate or sell such a copier at a discounted rate, please contact Becky Visosky at or 972-267-LIFE (5433).  Thank you!

The CPLC depends on friends like you to partner with us to save lives. Please consider making a donation to support our work. Thank you and God bless you!

All together, let us build a culture of life!

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