Thursday, September 11, 2008

AZ Right to Life Life Times

Arizona Life Times
Internet Edition
September 2008

Dear Friend of Life,
In this special post-conference edition of the Arizona Life Times we will take a look at three ways this Fall you can become involved in the fight for life. Our speakers last weekend at the Arizona Right to Life State Conference were inspirational and showed us how the end to abortion is near. From Stephanie Gray's strategies to making abortion unthinkable, to Allan Parker's moving testimonies of post-abortive women, to David Bereit's bold 40 Days for Life, we have seen how the tide will turn. In addition, talks from Dr. William Toffler and Nik Nikas showed that we are successfully holding back the spread of euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research, but more still needs to be done! From medical, social, legal, and religious perspectives, we saw how everyone can contribute to building a Culture of Life in America.

In This Issue
Pro-life Training Seminar
Volunteers Needed for The Arizona State Fair Pro-life Booth
40 Days Begins This Month!
Upcoming Events!

Pro-life Training Seminar
Are you tired of conversations about abortion that turn into pointless shouting matches? Do you want to move beyond hurt feelings and learn how to compassionately defend the pro-life viewpoint when talking to friends, family, and co-workers? Then join the ASU Newman Center as we host Arizona Right to Life's Pro-life Leader Training Seminar on Saturday September 27th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Through moving video presentations, expert testimonies, and dynamic role-play exercises, you will learn how to confidently defend your pro-life beliefs. Don't miss an opportunity to learn how in a loving, Christ-like way you can witness the Gospel of life to others and take practical steps to defend life in your own community. There is a $10 registration fee, which includes the price of lunch and a 90-page pro-life leader workbook for you to take home. To RSVP for the September 27th pro-life leader seminar email or call 602-285-0063.

Volunteers Needed for The Arizona State Fair Pro-life Booth
One resounding theme of our State Conference was the need for pro-lifers to take an individual responsibility for ending abortion, euthanasia, and all other threats to innocent human life. One great way to do this to volunteer to man our pro-life booth at the Arizona State Fair this October. We need approximately 150 volunteers to host our booth for one month and give pro-life literature and gracious witness to hundreds of thousands of fairgoers. Please contact Arizona Right to Life if you want to offer up three hours of your time this fall to impact thousands of people and save lives. Last year at least one baby we know of was saved as a result of our booth and countless other visitors were surely impacted by our compassionate and friendly volunteers. Email or call 602-285-0063 if you want to set foot in the public square and be voice for truth and life.

40 Days for Life Begins This Month!
After hosting David Bereit as a keynote speaker for our conference you can be sure that attendees were fired up to participate in the local 40 Days for Life campaign. David related testimonies to us of abortion rates in cities dropping 6, 14, and even 28% as a result of the faithful witness and prayers of 40 Days for Life volunteers. Will you consider joining the movement to help end abortion in America by volunteering one hour to stand in prayer before an abortion mill? Will you be that witness of hope that patrons and abortion mill workers can see as a living testimony of God's love and forgiveness? If you feel called, Arizona Right to Life encourages you to contact one of the following Arizona 40 Days for Life leaders to begin your involvement in this wonderful campaign.Phoenix - 4417 N 7th Ave: Email Beth Straley at or call 602-814-0741; or email Kelly Townsend at or call 480-295-9438Tempe - 1250 E Apache Blvd: Email Mary Piorkowski, or call 602-299-3866; or email Debbi Gambert at or call 480-705-0323Glendale - 8822 N 43rd Ave: Email Curt Gustafson at or call623-329-7244Tucson - Contact Sunny Turner at 520-908-9765 or Ann Downey at Flagstaff - Contact Mary Waechtler through email at

Thank you for taking the time to read our monthly e-newsletter. If you want these and many other important pro-life projects to continue, will you consider donating $5 to our organization through a check or online donation through the link below. If everyone who recieved this newsletter gave $5 we could greatly advance our educational and legislative goals during the end of this pivotal election year.

Arizona Right to Life
3700 N 24th St, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016

If you would like to learn more about our mission or events please email us at or call our office at 602-285-0063.

Once again, thank you for your time and your commitment to being a "Friend of Life."
Newsletter Editor: Trent Horn
Upcoming Events!

Upcoming LocalPro-life Events

Vaccines: A Pro-life Matter
A Presentation hosted at the Arizona Right to Life state office with guest speaker Dr. Maricela Moffitt. The office is located at 3700 N 24th St. Suite 100, Phoenix, 85016. The presentation will take place on Saturday September 20th from 10:30-11:30am. To RSVP email or call 602-285-0063.

Legislative Seminar
Hosted at the Diocesan Pastoral Center with guest speakers Nik Nikas and Jennifer Roback Morse, Phd. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. This seminar will cover both marriage and pro-life topics with an emphasis on Catholic involvement in the public square. The Diocesan Pastoral Center is located at 400 E Monroe St. The seminar wil take place on Saturday, October 4th from 800am (Mass) to 12:00pm. Admission and breakfast are free. To RSVP email or call 480-201-7198 or 480-830-8864.

Pro-life Documentary Screening
Screening of Abortion: Inside the Choice at Holy Cross Catholic Church, in Mesa on Sunday, October 12, 2008 following the 6:00PM teen Mass. Contact Melanie Pritchard for more information at 602-285-0063 or email her at

Bella Screening
Mesa Right to Life will host the Award Winning Film "BELLA" at the Chandler Knights of Columbus Hall on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 7:00pm. In addition, the film will be shown in concert with Christ the King Catholic Church in Mesa on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 7:00pm. For more information contact the Mesa Chapter Leaders at480-216-7217 or by email at

Save the Date: 36th Annual March and Rally for Life
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Save the Date: Arizona Right to Life Gala Benefit Dinner
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 7, 2009 for the Arizona Right to Life Gala Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale.

If you would like your pro-life events posted in our monthly newsletter, email us at

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