Pro-Life News and Events

  • Federal Judge Obstructs Enforcement of Sonogram Law
  • 40 Days for Life-Dallas Events
    • "Cast the Vision" Meeting, Sept. 8
    • Kickoff Rally, Sept. 27
  • Upcoming Pro-Life Trainings
    • Speakers Bureau Training, Sept. 17
    • Youth Leadership Conference, Sept. 17
    • TOBET Young Adult Conference, Sept. 17
  • Additional Pro-Life Events
    • First Friday All-Night Adoration, this Friday, Sept. 2
    • Remembering Life & Freedom on the Sidewalks, Sept. 10
    • 10th Anniversary Commemoration of 9-11
    Additional Pro-Life News
    • Texas Catholic Youth Praying for the Sanctity of Life
    • Study: Birth Control Not Preventing Pregnancies or Abortions

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Federal Judge Obstructs Enforcement of Sonogram Law

Texas Ultrasound Ruling Blasted by Perry, Pro-Life Groups
by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

Texas officials say they will appeal a judge’s ruling late Tuesday striking down  a new law the state approved allowing women considering an abortion a chance to see the ultrasound the abortion center does of their unborn baby. . . . U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks issued an injunction in advance of the September 1 date the law is supposed to go into effect. He ruled in a two-page order that parts of the state’s new sonogram law are unconstitutional and prevented Texas officials from issuing any fines or penalties against abortion practitioners who do not follow the law while the lawsuit continues. . . .

CPLC interviewed on sonogram ruling

“We are disappointed,” [said Joe Pojman of Texas Alliance for Life]. “The intent is to raise the standard of care for informed consent for abortion to the level of any other medical or surgical procedure. We believe this case will be appealed to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which will allow it to be fully enforced.”

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"The sonogram lets [women] see the development of their unborn child. It will help them realize the separate uniqueness of that life before they make that decision."  - CPLC Executive Director Karen Garnett quoted in Wall Street Journal article on "Court Ruling Blocking Portions of Sonogram Law"


40 Days for Life-Dallas Events

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

Dallas "Cast the Vision" Meeting

Dates:  Thursday, Sept. 8
Experience the vision of 40 Days for Life National 40 Days for Life campaign strategist Lauren Muzyka will provide an overview of the campaign, discuss how to participate, and give practical tips on organizing and energizing prayer volunteers.

If your church or organization has not yet adopted a day of prayer during the Fall 2011 Dallas vigil, click here to find the remaining available days.  We need you!

Time:  7:00 p.m.
Place:  Gaston Oaks Baptist Church
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Dallas Kickoff Rally

Date:  Tuesday, Sept. 27  The rally kicking off the Fall 40 Days for Life-Dallas campaign will begin with praise & worship music followed by a spectacular speaker line-up featuring the powerful testimony of Ramona Trevino, the former manager of the recently-closed Sherman Planned Parenthood.  You won't want to miss this amazing event!!
Time:  6:30 p.m.
Place:  Harry S. Moss Park 
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**To adopt a day of prayer or for more information about the campaign, email or call 972-267-LIFE (5433).**


Upcoming Pro-Life Trainings

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  All students and moderators who want to start or grow a youth pro-life club are invited to this half-day training.  Learn strategies, hear ideas and make plans for the new school year!  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
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TOBET Young Adult Conference: Reclaiming Authentic Masculinity and Femininity

Date:  Saturday, Sept. 17  Delve deeper into Blessed John Paul II's Theology of the Body and how we can best live out our vocations as Singles, Marrieds and Religious.  Learn from dynamic speakers, Monica Ashour (TOBET Executive Director), Dr. Palencia (Catholic Physician and NFP expert), Father Jason Cargo and many other respected experts in their fields.

Register today by visiting TOBET.org (includes breakfast and lunch and concludes with Vigil Mass).  Call 972-256-8921 to inquire about group rates.

Time:  8:30 a.m.
Place:  All Saints Catholic School
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Additional Pro-Life Events

First Friday All-Night Adoration

Date:  Friday, Sept. 2-3

Join in prayer for the protection of the sanctity of life.  The Cloistered Carmelites will also be praying all night, and you may leave personal prayer requests with them.  There will be food and drink available in the evening. 

For more information, contact or Mary Jane, 214-704-4541. Sponsored by the Discalced Carmelite Monastery.

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Place: Discalced Carmelite Monastery
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Remembering Life & Freedom on the Sidewalks

Date:  Saturday, Sept.10 
Join Bishop Mark Seitz, as he celebrates Mass with Fr. Joseph Mehan, and offers a special blessing for CPLC Sidewalk Counselors and Prayer Partners who stand vigil for the precious unborn outside the five Dallas abortion centers.

Sponsored by St. Michael the Archangel Pro-Life Committee.

Time:  5:30 p.m. 
Place:  St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Garland


We Remember: Community Remembrance of 9-11-01

Date:  Sunday, Sept. 11
On September 11th, the Dallas community will gather together to reflect and remember the events of ten years ago and all those who were lost.  The event is open to the entire community, and members of the interfaith, business, civic and academic communities will be in attendance, as well as area elected officials. 

Bishop Kevin Farrell will be among those speaking.  RSVP to Lynn Rossol at  or 214-379-2854.  Parking available and a DART station is located two blocks from the theater.

Co-sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Dallas, the Rabbinic Association of Greater Dallas and the Islamic Association of North Texas

Time:  2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Place:  Majestic Theatre
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Additional Pro-Life News

"Praying for the sanctity of life"
By Mary Sedeño, Texas Catholic Youth

TC_ProLifeCamp05_August-2011.jpgThey walked. They prayed. And they sweated.

Even with record heat this month, more than 60 youth from the Diocese of Dallas prayed the rosary in front of several abortion centers as one of several activities in the annual Pro-Life Boot Camp sponsored by the North Texas Catholic Pro-Life Committee.

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"Study: Birth Control Not Stopping Unplanned Pregnancies, Abortions"
by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

A new study conducted by a former research arm of Planned Parenthood shows the policies of the abortion business promoting contraception and birth control to poor women aren’t "working," as unplanned pregnancy rates are rising. 

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Also of interest: "Unwed Women Living With Men Risk More Unplanned Pregnancies" **

**[CPLC Ed. Note: We suggest the above article for statistical information only.  The CPLC opposes Cecile Richards' or Planned Parenthood's suggestion that contraceptives are the answer.  54% of women who have abortions report that they were using contraceptives the month they became pregnant.  Hormonal contraceptives are not only morally but also physically hazardous to women's health, as they are classified as a Type 1 Carcinogen by the WHO.  For information on safe, natural and morally acceptable family planning, click here.]

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