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Thirty participants were trained at the Arizona Right to Life "Leader Training Seminar" led by Melanie Pritchard and Rosa Camou. This training equipped participants with information about what abortion is, when life begins, if women need abortion, what choice means, how abortion hurts women, and how to get involved in making change.
"We felt totally uncomfortable and unproductive having conversations with people about abortion, but after the training, we feel comfortable dialoging and finding common ground with abortion-minded people," said Thomas & Carrie Brown, who attended the six hour pro-life training on June 6th at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
After completing the training, college student Teresa Marcotte said, "Before this workshop, I couldn't hold a conversation about abortion, but now I will be able to use what I have learned in my day-to-day interactions."
To book a training at your church or organization, contact Melanie Pritchard. To attend this training yourself, sign up for the Arizona Right to Life Conference held on August 29, 2009.
|Arizona Right to Life 31st Annual Conference touts |
Joseph Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League
Educating Arizona on "Saving Lives Through Activism"
| Joe Scheidler is a stimulating and controversial guest on radio and TV interviews and talk shows and has appeared on more than a thousand programs including: ABC News Nightline, Donahue, Crossfire, Face the Nation, Good Morning America, MacNeil/Lehrer Report, The O'Reilly Factor and others. He has written many guest columns for newspapers such as USA Today and The Wanderer and has published articles in several national publications. |
Joe is a dynamic speaker on the moral dimensions of the abortion issue and the effectiveness of direct action. Nationwide, he has spoken in more than 1000 towns and cities since 1980 and has conducted on-site workshops and lectures in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and Italy.
Joe Scheidler is a recognized expert on the abortion culture, sidewalk counseling, the spiritual dimension of pro-life activism, fetal experimentation, working with the media, the responsibility of the church to fight abortion, battling the courts and the need for a return to morality. Read full bio
|AZRTL President to Speak at Upcoming Republican Meeting|
Arizona Right to Life President, Jinny Perron, will be speaking at the July 2, 2009 monthly meeting of the Maricopa County Republican Party (MCRC) Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) by invitation of Chairman Rob Haney. The EGC consists of all the Chairmen of the 18 legislative districts of Maricopa County, as well as 5 officers and 5 members-at-large. Location , AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 North 24th Street, Phoenix. Interested guests are welcome!
Rep. Steve Yarbrough
Republican District 21
|Each month we feature a genuine pro-life legislator in the Arizona Life Times. |
AZRTL: Is there any incident in your life that really compelled/reaffirmed your pro-life convictions?
Rep. Yarbrough: My pro-life convictions are the product of my personal Christian faith and what I believe the Bible clearly teaches on this subject.
AZRTL: What impact do you think our project to display ultrasound videos in the mall will have on the culture of life?
Rep. Yarbrough: I believe it is a solid idea. Hearing what I anticipate would be the testimonies of these women would be compelling.
AZRTL: Tell us a personal story regarding abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research that would inspire Arizona pro-lifers.
Rep. Yarbrough: Our middle son and his wife just completed a two-year journey to adopt our new granddaughter from Siberia, Russia. In a culture where abortion on demand is readily available, not unlike ours here, a young woman chose life when death for the baby must have seemed easier for the mother. That decision now holds marvelous promise and I thank God for that young woman who will likely never be known to our family. But Anna, beautiful and created in God's image, is now wrapped in the love of our family along with our seven grandsons.
AZRTL: What has been your greatest pro-life accomplishment in the AZ legislature?
Rep. Yarbrough: I have voted and worked hard to advance every pro-life measure in the AZ Legislature during my seven years of service. I have also helped create and sustain the Arizona Values Action Team (AVAT) at our c.apitol which includes supporting life as a key part of its mission. AVAT has been an ally with Arizona Right to Life in this struggle.
AZRTL: What/who is the most significant threat to innocent human life in Arizona?
Rep Yarbrough:There are several but at the core is the individual heart which fails to appreciate the miracle of life.
|NATION: Bill before Congress Establishes "Office of Global Women's Issues" to Promote Legalized Abortion Internationally|
| Washington, DC- June 23, 2009 - After passing the US House of Representatives 235-187 on June 10th, a bill establishing the "Office of Global Women's Issues" is now waiting to be heard by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In an April House Foreign Relations hearing, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton revealed, "We... will protect the rights of women, including their rights to reproductive healthcare... reproductive healthcare includes access to abortion" (emphasis added). WATCH VIDEO. |
HR 2410 seeks to establish an office at the State Department that would pressure foreign countries to legalize abortion in the name of "Women's Rights."
Recently the Southeast Asian country of East Timor resisted a blitzkrieg lobbying campaign seeking unrestricted abortion in the country by the UNFPA, which is now funded by US taxdollars after the Obama Administration overturned the abortion-limiting Mexico City Policy in January.
HR 2410, Sec. 334: Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Office for Global Women's Issues.
National Right to Life Committee Legislative Director Doug Johnson warned members of Congress that "This [vote] will be the first scored House roll call of the current Congrerss," which spells trouble for the political futures of members supportive of the bill. A recent Gallup poll shows a sharply increasing majority of the public is pro-life.
Congressional Members from Arizona who support international abortion:
Rep. Raul Grijalva
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick
Rep. Ed Pastor
|Scheduled Office Closure |
In observance of the 4th of July Holiday, the Arizona Right to Life office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. We will be be open normal business hours until then and will resume normal hours again Monday, July 6th.