Friday, January 4, 2008

AZ Right to Life: rally approaching, pro-life lecture series

Dear Friend of Life,
This January marks the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions that legalized abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. 2008 will be a pivotal year for pro-lifers when we as a nation elect a new President in November. Pro-life legislation, U.S. Supreme Court and federal court nominations, and federal spending on abortion, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research all hang in the balance. In the meantime, pro-lifers throughout our state have committed to grassroots activism and we at Arizona Right to Life are committed to standing behind their efforts to promote the pro-life message peacefully and effectively.

In This Issue
Voter Deadlines Approaching
Films Showcase Pro-life Themes
Project Jericho Planning Underway
Pro-life March and Rally
Upcoming Events!

Voter Deadlines Approaching

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The presidential primary process began today as voters in Iowa selected their choices for the Democratic and Republican nominations for President of the United States. For the first time in nearly fifty years neither party is running an incumbent candidate and with so many viable candidates the race is still open on both sides of the political aisle. Arizona will have its chance to vote in the primary election February 5th, but only voters registered with one of the two major parties will be allowed to cast their ballots. If you are not registered, or know a friend or family member who isn't, please visit the Secretary of State's website before January 7th to complete the registration process.

Arizona Right to Life has not endorsed a candidate for the presidential nomination at this time; however, if you would like to review a fact sheet comparing the candidates views on pro-life issues please see this October 2007 flyer from National Right to Life.
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Films Showcase Pro-life Themes

Movie Board and Popcorn Movies like Cider House Rules (a pro-choice drama about illegal abortions) or Million Dollar Baby (a pro-euthanasia boxing story) once made it appear that Hollywood was interminably in the grip of pro-death advocates. But a recent outpouring of pro-life themed movies has shown that not even Tinsletown wants to defend the ugly side of the Culture of Death. Bella, Waitress, and now the recently released Juno have all capitalized on one powerful theme: Women with unintended pregnancies have the courage to choose life. For example, the movie Juno tells the story of a high school student who unexpectedly becomes pregnant after her first time having sex and chooses to keep her baby. She even goes so far as to visit an abortion mill, but a plucky pro-lifer outside the clinic reminds her that her unborn child has fingernails and she subsequently cancels her abortion in front of the apathetic staff. While the director of Juno claims there is no pro-life agenda in the movie, the truth about the beauty of life can't help but break through the film. Over 90% of critics on the popular meta-review site have given the movie a favorable review and we encourage our readers to use these movies as springboards to discuss pro-life issues with friends, family, co-workers, and anyone else they meet.

Project Jericho Planning Underway

Project Jericho Logo Arizona Right to Life's Project Jericho campaign is now in it's final planning stages. Pro-lifers in Flagstaff and Glendale have begun work on the Project, which will involve prayer vigils at abortion mills; donation drives for Crisis Pregnancy Centers, and pro-life outreach at local churches. Peaceful presence at abortion mills SAVES LIVES. I myself have witnessed women leaving these mills because of a peaceful non-violent pro-life presence. These women thanked the pro-lifers I was with for showing them that another way is possible and their children did not have to perish. What would have happened if we had not been there?

If you would like to help or involve your church or organization in Project Jericho, please contact Trent Horn at

Pro-life March and Rally

Life Rally
Please mark your calendars for these two important pro-life marches in Arizona this month:

Tucson March for Life: The march will be held on Saturday, January 19th, starting at St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone, after the 9:00 AM Mass. Immediately following the Mass, attendees will gather out in front to make the approximately 3-mile walk to Rachel's Monument in Holy Hope Cemetery. Participants may also drive to the cemetery and meet other marchers for the service there.

March Information:
Saturday, January 19th, 2008 after the 9:00am Mass
St. Augustine Cathedral at 192 S. Stone, Tucson, 85701

Phoenix March for Life: Join thousands of pro-lifers as we celebrate this year's theme of "Living the Dream: The Right to Life for All." The march will be held at Wesley Bolin Park in downtown Phoenix at 1:00pm on Sunday, January 20th. The Rally afterwards will feature live music with the Ike Ndolo Band and a performance by Atomik-12. Various speakers such as emcee Cathi Herrod from the Center for Arizona Policy, keynote speaker Alan Sears from the Alliance Defense Fund, Brooke Burns from Metanoia Films (The Producers of Bella), members of Congress, and others will offer powerful messages to inspire us to make a difference. Many organizations, all serving critical roles, will be present to offer resources, services and ways to get involved.

March and Rally Information:
Sunday, January 20th, 2008 at 1:00pm
Wesley Bolin Park, near the Korean War Memorial
1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, 85007
Visit: or call 602-285-0063

Thank you for taking the time to read Arizona Right to Life's monthly e-newsletter. As the New Year begins we would like to thank those who made generous year end contributions that allow us to continue defending life. One generous donor contributed the funds we need for producing a pro-life documentary this Spring. If you would like to partner with us to devlop new projects and continue effective ones (pro-life videos and mobile exhibit, public outreach, legislation and politician tracking, and new chapters and liaisons) then please send a donation to:
Arizona Right to Life
3700 N 24th St, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Once again, thank you for your time and your commitment to being a "Friend of Life."

Upcoming Events!
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Upcoming Local Pro-life Events

Sanctity of Life Speaker
Our Lady of Pereptual Help in Scottsdale (Miller Rd. and 2nd St.) will be hosting 17 year old Angela Cosentino on Tuesday January 8th at 7pm. For more information visit the OLPH Respect Life Website.
Children and the Gift of Life
Infertility, Adoption, and the Pro-life Response
AZRTL will be hosting the first part of a pro-life lecture series for the general public on Thursday January 10th from 7:00-9:00pm. The presentation "Children and the Gift of Life" will focus on in-vitro fertilization and adoption, and will feature presentations from Christian Family Care Agency and Catholic Charities. For more information contact Trent Horn at or 602-285-0063.

Diocese of Phoenix Pro-life Youth Vigil
January 18th at 7:00pm at the ASU Catholic Newman Center. For more information email Mike Phelan at

The annual
AZ Pro-life Rally
Wesley Bolin Park
January 20, 2008
"Living the Dream: Right to Life for All"
Arizona's Largest Baby Shower
hosted by CPC's of Greater Phoenix and KFLR 90.3
at Scottsdale Bible Church, Friday January 25th, 2008, 7:00pm contact James Alexander at KFLR Radio (602-978-0903) for more information.
Save the Date!
The Arizona Right to Life Spring Gala Fundraiser will be held at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale on February 23, 2008.

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