Pro-Life News and Events

  • New Planned Parenthood defector hopes to glorify God and save lives (plus special appearance at 40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally!)
  • Fall Pro-Life Trainings this Saturday
    • Speakers Bureau Training, Sept. 17
    • Youth Leadership Conference, Sept. 17
    • TOBET Young Adult Conference, Sept. 17
    Additional Pro-Life Events
    • Evening with the Bishops, Oct. 2
    • St. Gabriel Pro-Life Movie Night, Sept. 24
    • Hike for Life, Sept. 24, Oct. 8, 15
    • National Life Chain, Oct. 2
  •  Breaking Pro-Life News
    • HHS Blocks Abstinence Education As 'Unallowable'
    • Texas Bishops Disappointed in Federal Court Ruling on Sonogram Law
    • Bishop Farrell Joins Interfaith Commemoration of 9-11

Save the Dates for the two major pro-life events in 2012 with Bishop Farrell: Roe Memorial Mass and Dallas March for Life on January 21, 2012 and The Bishop's 19th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner on April 14, 2012.

“We wept together, we prayed together and we reached out to one another in love and compassion” – Bishop Farrell remembers 9-11

Bishop Kevin FarrellThe legacy of 9/11
by Bishop Kevin Farrell

As we approach the tenth anniversary of 9/11 we remember with great sadness the thousands who died and suffered in the horrendous events of that morning and their families whose lives have been scarred by the tragedy.

As is often the case, out of our grief and mourning emerged a sense of unity and singleness of purpose that enabled the healing process to begin. We wept together, we prayed together and we reached out to one another in love and compassion.  Continue reading.

We Remember: Community Remembrance of 9-11-01

On September 11th, the Dallas community will gather from 2-3:15 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre to reflect and remember the events of ten years ago and all those who were lost.  Bishop Kevin Farrell will be among those speaking.  RSVP to Lynn Rossol at  or 214-379-2854.  More info


Upcoming Pro-Life Events

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 the St. Michael the Archangel Pro-Life Committee.

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

YFL Adult Leadership Meeting

Date:  Monday, Sept.12
Youth For Life is forming a council of adults interested in planning and chaperoning youth pro-life events throughout the year.  At monthly meetings, we'll stay informed about pro-life current events and strategize on how to engage today's youth in the fight to end abortion. 

For more info, contact Jacquelyn Smith, 972-416-9591 or .

Time:  7:30 p.m.

Place:  All Saints, Dallas
Kamel Life Center, 2nd Floor, Rm 7

40 Days for Life-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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Hike for Life

Dates:  Sept. 24, Oct. 8 & 15
Hike for Life is an annual pro-life walk in various Texas locations to raise money for local pregnancy care centers and awareness of the dignity of all human life.  Hikes on September 24 will be at John Paul II High School in Plano, Campion Trails in Irving, and Lion’s Park in Waxahachie.  Click here for October 8 and 15 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.

Time:  8:30 a.m. 

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National Life Chain

Date:  Sunday, Oct. 2
Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful public witness of the Christian community standing together to show the solidarity of the Christian community for life and adoption versus abortion. 

If you would like to participate or coordinate a Life Chain, contact Sharron Albertson, 972-618-0400, or visit LifeChain.netSponsored by National Life Chain.

Time:  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Place:  33+ Dallas-area locations
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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 Jacquelyn Smith, 972-416-9591 or .

Time:  1:30 p.m.
Place:  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 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, with dynamic speakers and respected experts, into Blessed John Paul II's Theology of the Body and how we can best live out our vocations as Singles, Marrieds and Religious.  

To learn more and register, click here.  Call 972-256-8921 to inquire about group rates.  Sponsored by TOBET.

Time:  8:30 a.m.
Place:  All Saints Catholic School
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Help Wanted and Equipment Needed

Help_Wanted.jpgCPLC Job Opening:  Youth For Life Assistant

Youth For Life is looking for a part-time assistant.  Applicant will be expected to help organize and moderate presentations on abortion and related life topics, create promotional materials, communicate well with youth and adults, write articles for the YFL newsletter, update our Facebook pages, work YFL events and perform general office tasks.  Hours will vary from 10-14 hours per week, depending on upcoming events.  Salary will be based on skills and experience.  Applicant must be at least 21 years of age, have previous youth ministry experience and be willing to go through the Diocese of Dallas Safe Environment program.  Submit a resume by e-mail to .

Office Copier Needed

To best serve our ministries, the CPLC office is in need of a free-standing office copier with 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 can donate a copier (or provide one at a discounted rate), please contact Becky Visosky at or 972-267-LIFE (5433).  Thank you!


Breaking Pro-Life News

Planned Parenthood CEO Lies about Blocked Texas Ultrasound Bill
by Eric Scheidler

As part of my work fighting Planned Parenthood, I regularly monitor the abortion giant’s e-mail messages to supporters. I’m rarely surprised by the heated rhetoric and propaganda I see in these e-mails, but last Friday’s message from Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards betrayed such contempt for the truth that even I was struck by it.  Continue reading.

DallasMorningNewsLogo.jpg"One man upended the process"  – DMN Sunday Points publishes CPLC Director of Communications Becky Visosky's letter re: the federal ruling obstructing enforcement of Texas' sonogram law.

Vatican blasts New York's mandatory sex-ed program
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"In the Vatican's official newspaper, Church officials blasted the decision of New York officials on Wednesday, criticizing the approach which teaches students how to use contraceptives and when to . . . have sex. The Church has pointed out the high rates of pregnancy, abortion, and sexually transmitted diseases in those places where parents leave sex education to the state."  Read entire article.

Favoring abortionists in sex-slavery fight
by Bob Laird, The Washington Times

 "A recent request for grant proposals issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) states that 'preference will be given to grantees that will offer all [human trafficking] victims referral to medical providers who can provide or refer for family planning services and the full range of legally permissible gynecological and obstetric care.' . . . This is government-speak that means this:  If you do not provide or refer for abortion or contraception, you will receive no money. The policy not only gives priority to applicants that provide surgical abortions but also to those that provide abortion-causing intrauterine devices (IUDs), abortion-causing morning-after pills, abortion-causing birth control pills and devices, and ella, the abortion-causing drug."  Read entire article.

Have you sent your comment to Health and Human Services regarding the federal mandate for free contraceptives and sterilization?  If not, click here.  Deadline for comments is Sept. 30thLet your voice be heard!  Learn more.

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