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August 2020 (Volume 2, Issue 8)
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Transfiguration For Life Newsletter
August 2020

Upcoming Events

Click here to see all these events and more on the calendar on our RFL website.
Ongoing:
  • Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, there are no ongoing events scheduled.
  • Rachel's Vineyard Retreats Have been cancelled until further notice, read more HERE.
  • 40 Days for life - 360. Join us at Marietta Planned Parenthood every Tuesday through Thursday. 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. Sign up here.

 
Upcoming:
  • Meet our new Archbishop at the September Pregnancy Aid Clinic "Evening for Life" event September 27 at 6:30
  • January, 2021 - March for Life Washington D.C. We are trying to determine the level of interest in Transfiguration families for going to DC for the March for Life in January 2021. If interested in learning more click to send an email to Peggy Desiderio.
 

WE ARE BRINGING THE PRO-LIFE MESSAGE TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD'S DOORSTEP

An Abortion Pill Reversal Billboard will soon go up right across the street from the Planned Parenthood facility in Marietta.  Joshua Edmonds, Executive Director of Georgia Life Alliance announced the billboard is being made possible as result of a partnership with our friends First Baptist Church of Woodstock, the Cressman and Guy families, and the Life Initiatives & Values group @ FBCW, as well as a generous matching gift.

Your help is needed to ensure the new billboard stays up through November

Please Help Sponsor the New Billboard

40 Days for Life 365


We are making a difference in praying in front of the Marietta Planned Parenthood facility and all are encouraged to sign up to join us. This location is one of 6 selected world wide for the new "40 Days for Life 365" project to have a prayerful presence every day of the year. Our assigned days are Tuesday through Thursday 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.  Sign up here.
We support Walking With Moms In Need
Walking With Moms In Need is a new program developed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Your Transfiguration For Life Ministry is working directly with the Archdiocese of Atlanta to implement this new program. This new program will implement educational, pastoral, and action-oriented resources for parish use, such as:
  • Tools for documenting an inventory of local resources for pregnant mothers in need.
  • Ideas for improving parish responses.
  • Prayers for building a culture of life and a civilization of love.
  • Reflections on the teachings of Evangelium vitae, Evangelii gaudium, and Laudato si'.

Why Walking with Moms in Need?
"The challenges can be immense for women in difficult or unplanned pregnancies. 75% of women who choose abortion are low income," said Archbishop Naumann, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

"We have well over 17,000 parishes in the United States. Each parish is best able to identify the local pregnancy help resources that are currently available and to identify potential gaps that need to be addressed. The parish community is uniquely positioned to encourage a collaboration of resources at the local level and to increase awareness of help available to mothers and families in need," Archbishop Naumann explained.

Right now, Transfiguration RFL ministry is in the beginning, organizational stage of building this program for our parish. Mike Northway and Peggy Desiderio are co leading this effort. Watch future newsletters and our website for news of this exciting new program.

Please Support Our Partners!

40 Days For Life

Can't Attend Mass due to Covid?

On Line Pro Life Masses

Read the Archdiocese of Atlanta Respect Life Newsletter

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Premature Birth Survival vs the Horror of Late Term Abortions

 

This month we are providing some articles to inform you about babies surviving extreme premature birth versus the horror of late term or 3rd trimester abortions. Just click the buttons below to read the articles.

Ten Inspiring Preemie Stories

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Partial-Birth Abortion at Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood says Late Term Abortions are Humane

Abortions Increased in Georgia

The number of abortions performed in Georgia increased by more than 2,100 — or more than 7% — last year, according to new numbers from the state Department of Public Health.

After falling over the past decade, 2019 marked the second consecutive year the rate of reported abortions performed increased in Georgia.

The latest figures, for 2019, were released less than two weeks after a federal judge struck down Georgia’s restrictive anti-abortion law that would have banned the procedure in most cases when a doctor could detect fetal cardiac activity — typically around six weeks of pregnancy.

State records show 30,656 abortions were performed in 2019 at a rate of 9.2 abortions per 1,000 females between the age of 10 and 55, according to numbers published this month in the DPH’s vital statistics database. That is 2,122 more abortions than were reported in 2018, when 28,544 abortions were performed at a rate of 8.6 abortions per 1,000 females.

The number of births in Georgia slightly increased, with 126,051 reported in 2018 and 126,250 in 2019. According to U.S. census figures, Georgia added about 100,000 residents between 2018 and 2019.  After years of decline, the number of abortions also jumped from 2017 to 2018 by nearly 4%.

Virginia Galloway, a lobbyist with the anti-abortion Georgia Faith and Freedom Coalition, said she was sad to learn the numbers were continuing to increase.

“We’ve accepted this culture of death that is permeating our society and this year is not helping,” she said. “There’s more people who are depressed and committing suicide, so I can only imagine how horrifying the (abortion) numbers may be for 2020.”

Anti-abortion activists have questioned the accuracy of state numbers, alleging that procedures done by obstetricians/gynecologists aren’t accurately reported and that more are performed. A DPH spokeswoman said the law requires providers to report all abortions performed in the state.

Georgia passed a strict anti-abortion law last year, which supporters said was an attempt to further decrease the number of abortions that are performed in the state.

A federal judge stopped the law from ever going into effect before striking it down earlier this month. The state plans to appeal the ruling.

Human Life International Launches Pro Life Video Series

HLI announced a new video series entitled “The New Evangelization and the Culture of Life.”  Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, President, Human Life International says “This June, I want to offer you this free pro-life training which contains the knowledge one needs to be a true PRO-LIFE WARRIOR - just like the thousands in our mission field across the worldYou and I must spread the truth to our communities about contraception, abortion, the Culture of Death, but most importantly… the TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL OF LIFE.”

 

PRO LIFE QUOTATION

“We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life – the unborn – without diminishing the value of all human life”
Ronald Reagan, former U.S. President

Pro Life Prayer of the Month

Prayer for Those Who have Lost a Child to Abortion

Lord of all Life,
You have entrusted us to the care of one another,
And called us to be one Body in Christ.

You call us to rejoice with those who rejoice,
And to weep with those who weep.

Hear our prayer today
For our brothers and sisters who have lost children to abortion.
Help us to understand
The pain that is in their hearts,
And to be a living sign to them
Of your welcome, your mercy, and your healing.

Help them to undergo with courage
The process of grief and the journey of healing.
Never allow them to feel alone;
Always refresh them with the presence of Your Spirit
And of their brothers and sisters in Christ.

Console them with the sure hope
That you love and care for their children.
Give them new strength,
That even while they grieve what they have lost,
They may look forward to all the good
That you still have in store for them.

Lord of healing and hope,
Give us all the forgiveness of our sins,
And the joy of your salvation.

We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.
   by Fr. Frank Pavone

Source: PriestsforLife.org

Each month we recognize individuals and organizations that made significant contributions to the Pro-Life movement. Suggested reading also follows.

 

 

Featured Pro Life Advocate:

 

Dr Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson retired pediatric neurosurgeon and current Secretary of Housng and Urban Development. — As a surgeon, Carson dedicated his entire career to trying to save infants. “I am unabashedly and entirely pro-life,” Carson proclaims. “Human life begins at conception and innocent life must be protected.”

Featured Pro Life Organization

National Right to Life Committee
The National Right to Life Committee is the oldest and largest national anti-abortion organization in the United States with affiliates in all 50 states and more than 3,000 local chapters nationwide.
The mission of National Right to Life is to protect and defend the most fundamental right of humankind, the right to life of every innocent human being from the beginning of life to natural death.

National Right to Life carries out its lifesaving mission by promoting respect for the worth and dignity of every individual human being, born or unborn, including unborn children from their beginning; those newly born; persons with disabilities; older people; and other vulnerable people, especially those who cannot defend themselves.  Our areas of concern include abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the killing of unborn children for their stem cells.

Source: nrlc.org

Featured Pro Life Book

The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories Hardcover – April 15, 2016

by Abby Johnson  (Author), Kristin Detrow (Author)

The Walls are Talking: This book narrates the harrowing and life-changing experiences of former abortion clinic workers, including those of the author, who once directed abortion services at a large Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas. These individuals, whose names have been changed to protect their identities, left their jobs in the abortion industry after experiencing a change of heart. They have come forward with their stories, not for fame or notoriety, but to shed light on the reality of abortion. They want their stories to change the lives of others for the better.

PRO LIFE HOMILIES

Video: Teach your Children to be Pro Life
Growth of the Baby in the Womb

Planned Parenthood Watch


Planned Parenthood 'steeped in white supremacy,' employees, supporters charge

Planned Parenthood's New York chapter Disavows Founder Margaret Sanger Over Racist Eugenics

Judicial Watch


Sen. Hawley Sets New Pro-Life Standard for Supreme Court Nominees


Supreme Court Hands Abortion-Rights Advocates A Victory In Louisiana Case

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