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September 2019 (Volume 1, Issue 6)
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Monthly Transfiguration For Life Newsletter

September 2019


THE NEXT 40 DAYS FOR LIFE is from September 25th-November 3rd. The Fall Campaign kickoff meeting will be held at St Joseph’s Parish in Marietta Sept  24th 7pm.  The keynote speaker will  be Shawn Carney, President/CEO of 40 Days for Life

Transfiguration to take a leading role in this upcoming Campaign. Look for  announcements with schedules, activities, and how you can support this important mission.

40 Days for Life reports 16.000 lives were saved by their anti abortion efforts since 2007.
Here is a great deal on a powerful, life changing movie!
Transfiguration RFL has ordered 50 Blu-ray/DVD sets of the movie "Unplanned" and is selling them at the incredibly low price of $15.99. If you would like a copy, bring your cash or check to the parish office of Victor Rodriguez.

This is a limited-edition package including:

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital download of the movie Unplanned PLUS 
Exclusive behind-the-scenes BONUS FEATURE DVD from 40 Days for Life with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with former abortion workers.

Get An RFL Oriented Podcast!

Another great way to keep up on Life Issues is to get this top-rated podcast from 40 days for life. If you are unfamiliar with podcasts they are a great way to listen to news programs on specific subjects matching your interests. I like to subscribe to podcasts on my smartphone so I can listen anytime I want. If you are unfamiliar with how to listen to podcasts, click HERE for instructions. Once you are ready to subscribe to this one, search for "40 Days" in your podcast app and look for the following icon in the search results. 
Legislation News:

Pushback  to Georgia’s New Heartbeat Bill
Filed in federal court, attorneys representing the state said with House Bill 481— which outlaws most abortions once a doctor can detect fetal cardiac activity — Georgia has an interest in “protecting the life of the unborn; promoting respect for life at all stages of pregnancy; protecting maternal health and safety; and safeguarding the ethics and integrity of the medical profession.”
The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia is suing the state over its new anti-abortion law on behalf of Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and other abortion rights advocates and providers.
Source:  By  Maya T Prabhu The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8-20-19

Born Alive Legislation:
At least 40 babies were born alive after botched abortions across three states since 2016, according to state health data that offers a glimpse into the extent of an issue that lawmakers have fiercely debated in recent months. Read Full Article.

Planned Parenthood Restricted from Discussing Abortion under Title 9
In response to new regulations regarding the use of Title 9 funds, Planned Parenthood announced they will not participate in the federal program.  The new regulations restricts the discussion of abortion at Planned Parenthood facilities. Read More Here

Related:
1. Dr. Leana Wen's departure from Planned Parenthood exposes the organization's true identity.  (Read More)
2. Abby Johnson: "Planned Parenthood isn’t about health care, it’s about abortion – That’s why I quit". (Read More

The Number of reported abortions in Georgia increased by 4% in 2018
The AJC is reporting the increase in abortions reported by the state Department of Public Health. Other important facts presented are that Georgia gained 100,000 residents between 2017 and 2018 and the number of abortions performed in Georgia each year is more than the population of some of Georgia's counties. Read Full Story.

We Need Your Help - The Respect for Life Ministry is planning many new initiatives for this coming year.  Come join us and help lead us as we expand our Ministry.

We Need:
  • Planning committee members
  • Coordinators of future events
  • Writers and editors of committee publications
  • Website, Blog, & Graphic support
  • Liaison with area pro-life organizations
  • Prayer Warriors
  • Youth Representatives
We meet every 2nd Tues at 7:30pm in Room (113) - All are Welcome!
Get More Involved
Here is some information coming from the Archdiocese office of Life, Dignity, and Justice.
  • Diocese of Atlanta provides Advanced Directive for Health Care.    A respect for life involves recognition of human dignity at every stage.  The Diocese offers an Advanced Directive which is compliant with church teachings. Click Here to download your copy.
Week by Week Intercessions for Life

September 1st  (Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time)
May the life of every human person, from conception to natural death, be protected in our laws and cherished in our hearts; We pray to the Lord:
 
September 8th  (Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time)
For solidarity and peace in our global human family: that we may work together to protect the lives of those who are most vulnerable; We pray to the Lord:

September 15th  (Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
For all whose hearts ache from participating in abortion: may they be strengthened to seek the Lord’s compassion, mercy, and healing in the Sacrament of Reconciliation; We pray to the Lord:

September 22nd  (Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
For all who are forgotten or cast off, especially the unborn, the poor, the sick, and the aged: may they be treated according to the dignity with which God creates them; We pray to the Lord:

September 29th   (Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
For our elected officials: That they may seek righteousness, and work to secure justice and protection for every human life; We pray to the Lord:
Other News:
One of the best things you can do to support our efforts is to contact your elected officials. And the easiest and best way to do that is through their web sites or email. See how in the instructions below:
 
Contact Governor Brian Kemp: Click the link to be taken to a web site where you can send your comments to the Governor.

Contact your State Senator or Representative:  This link opens a website that finds your state representatives based on your address:
  • Click the link above.
  • When the page opens enter your address and click "Search by Address"
  • It should return a list of state representatives for your address.
  • If you click on any of the names listed, you will be taken to a page that shows their email address, phone number and other information. 
Would you like to get more involved with our ministry? We could really use your help. You can volunteer in any of the following areas:
  • Planning Committee
  • Event Coordinators
  • Writers and Editors
  • Website Designers
  • Graphics Design
  • Liaison with other groups
  • Prayer Warriors
  • Youth Representatives.
Click the button below and send us a note and we'll be in touch.
How are We Doing? Click here to send us feedback in a confidential email.
Ongoing:
  • Wednesday's at 10 AM, Prayer at Planned Parenthood, 220 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta GA.
  • Friday's at 8-11 AM, On Going Prayer Vigil, Feminist Women's Clinic, 1924 Cliff Valley Road NE, Atlanta GA 30329.
Upcoming:
  • 9/9/2019 - Next RFL Meeting at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 7:30 PM, Rm 113. Click Here For Meeting Agenda.
  • 9/14/2019 - National Day of Remembrance (12 PM for a prayer vigil at St Thomas More Roman Catholic Church. The address is 636 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030)
  • 9/19 - 29,2019 - Cobb Right To Life North Georgia State Fair Booth. Sign up here.
  • 9/25/2019 - 11/3/2019 - Next 40 Days for Life Campaign.
  • 9/26/2019 - GRTL Dinner (See Newsletter for Details).
  • 10/6/2019 - PAC Dinner "PROTECT THE PRESCIOUS" (Oceans Ballroom, Georgia Aquarium, 357 Luckie Street, Atlanta RSVP 404-763- 4357)
  • 10/6/2019 - Life Chain. (Roswell - Hwy 92 at Woodstock / King 2-3 PM 770-314-3271; Woodstock - 92 at Creekview Dr. / Hames Rd, 2-3 PM Coordinator TBDj
  • 10/10/2019 - HOPE Center Banquet (7-9 PM,  550 Molly Lane, Woodstock, Ga 30189 RSVP Hope Center 770-924-0864 or 770-214-4317 for Reservations.)
  • 10/23/2019 - Transfiguration Mass for the Unborn.
  • 10/27/2019 - Transfiguration Teen Ministry (DASH)
  • 01/22/2020 - Archdiocesan Mass for the Unborn.
  • 01/24/2020 - March for Life 2020 (Washington DC). The next March For Life will be held in Washington DC on Jan 24, 2020. Show your support – Come along with us to DC.  We are organizing a bus trip for Transfiguration or jointly with another parish. Keep watching this newsletter for the latest details. Click here for more info.
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On-Going Prayer Vigil
Feminist Women's Clinic
1924 Cliff Valley Road NE
Atlanta, Ga 30329
Fridays 8-11 AM

Prayer Needed:Alabama recently instituted a law that was written in the hope of becoming a direct challenge to Roe vs. Wade. Please pray to the Holy Spirit to enlightening lawyers and our Supreme Court so that killing of innocents is no longer the law of the land.

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