Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The March For Life in GRANTS PASS, OREGON is THIS SUNDAY! =D Excited?! We are!
This is going to be a MAJOR event so please come! Support the lives who never got the chance to support themselves! =D Those who have been saved by the GRACE OF GOD are grateful, even if they cannot express it in words yet!!!! They will THANK YOU!!!
Our own leader...MARY MURPHY...will most likely be giving an AMAZING speech, as she has done in the past...and you would not want to miss that now would you! =D
Please try to make it! If you have NEVER been, GO! It really is a life changing experience and I guarantee that you will not regret it =D
Please come and support ORTL, JCRTL, and Teens4Life!!!!
WHEN: Sunday, January 17, 2010
WHERE: 6th and "B" Street in front of the Josephine County Courthouse
TIME: Gather at 1pm. The MARCH will begin at 1:30pm.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Last year was just the beginning! Some of us attended Camp Joshua in the Spring last year all thanks to the scholarships kindly given to us by Jackson County Right to Life Group! (THANKS A MILLION!) It was a truly inspiring pro-life leadership program held in Salem Oregon for young adults and upper level high school students. We also We are now fully equipped and exploding with great new ideas and knowledge of how we can get active in the pro-life movement! If we learned anything at Camp Joshua it was how much one person can, easily, make a significant difference. It really doesn't take much!
This year Teens4Life will be putting a new spin on things! Our Focus will be ACTION in the pro-life movement! Something that was a great difficulty last year were scheduling and planning meetings. It was really hard for people to make it to the meetings and the downfall of that was we didn't have a good connection with everyone to let them know what's up. One of the good things about modern technology is that we can stay connected in many different ways, for example, THIS VERY BLOG you are reading! We also have phone, and email. Therefore, this year meeting will be limited to only as often as they are needed. Perhaps only once a month or even less. Meetings are great, but what we need right now is, whats that word?...oh yea, ACTION! Not having meetings doesn't mean we wont "meet" with each other or see each other as often, because we will!
What you need to do!- You are not obliged to come to or participate in all the activities the group is involved with. If you would please give us your contact information (phone and email) and the group will let you know of upcoming actions, of which you can choose either to, or not to get involved with.
(Oh and this is Mary talking, so really when I say "us," I mean myself, so no need to worry about who will be getting a hold of your info., I will keep it for group purposes only. Please send to my email address - firstname.lastname@example.org, and feel free to ask me any questions you may have!)
Everyone is welcome to BE a part of this group, we welcome people of all ages to stand up with us for what is right, in fact that's exactly the point!! There will be specific things we will do that pertain only to the teen members of the group, such as camps and so on, but there will be so much to tell everyone about what we have planned for their participation as well! So please give me your information as well if you want updates from the group, and ALWAYS feel free to visit this blog for updates as well! (Though it may not be as inclusive).
TEENS OF THE GROUP: Please let me know if there is anything you want included on our blog! Any good ideas?-we'll post it!
Thanks for reading! Let's strap down, get set, and pray for a good year ahead!
DO YOUR PART- STAND UP FOR THE VOICELESS and OUR HUMAN DIGNITY!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Where: Sacred Heart Youth Room
When: February 19th 7:00pm-8:30pm
What: Discussion about: Fetal Developement and Upcoming Events!
Why: Because the unborn still need us!
Please Join us this month! The best place to start is with learning about who the unborn really are, this meeting will contain discussion on all stages of fetal development with models as a visual aid plus an activity to get you involved! Learn what you looked like at that stage in your life! You will be amazed at how wonderfully and beautifully you are made!
Also there will be a sign up sheet if you are interested in participating with more activities of the group! We look forward to seeing you!
A special note about this month: everyone, catholic, christian, morman, non-denominational etc... is invited to join us in prayer in the Sacred Heart Church before hand at 6:30pm! PLEASE COME! Your prayers make a difference!!
Monday, January 26, 2009
This is just a rough draft of my thoughts...tell mw what you think! :)
~Life Comes First~
I was so worried
The day God came to me
He told me that is was my turn
To open my eyes and finally see
He said He’d found a home on earth
That He hoped would be sufficient for my birth
He showed me who my mother would be
And from what I saw, she looked wonderful to me
Then He showed me my father
And I could see that He was bothered
But I was too excited
Just because God chose me to be invited
God knew what He wanted
And He knew I did too
And now He was going
To create me anew
There was only one thing left for me to do
And that was the to wait for the two of you
You and dad had to meet
Before I could stand on my own two feet
Six months passed and you two never met
I wanted him to meet you
Right that very moment
But instead he sat there
Reading with his donut
Then it happened
He ran into you
All the noise was deadened
And I knew my wish had come true
You two met and you married
The very same year
That’s when I was conceived
Then you, my mother, had shed a tear
As I watched from up above
He ran off with a girl
I should have listened to God
About the father that could make me hurl
He didn’t know at the time that he left
That you were with-child
And in some very deep debt
You cried every night
And all day you wept
You screamed out in fright
About me, the baby you still kept
And I in your womb
Could not comfort you
For my home was a tomb
And for you, there was nothing I could do
You sought for help from everywhere
But no one would listen
They didn’t ever care
So you went to that Clinic
Yes the one that said ABORTION
But I prayed and I prayed
That my worst option was ADOPTION
They lied and they lied
About me being nothing but matter
And then you just cried
Saying that you were getting fatter
They doctors, they said
That I might as well be dead
For I was a baby that was not wanted
And by that thought you were thoroughly haunted
They told you that I wasn’t a baby yet
And that killing me was your best bet
But you wouldn’t listen
And for that I was thankful
Your teardrops, they glistened
When you told them that you were prayerful
“This baby in me
Is a gift from God
If she wasn’t meant to be
He would not have said yes with a nod”
She walked out of that clinic
With an very humble heart
Ready to begin
With a brand new start
But from there things got worse
And she knew she had to change her course
So she got out the phone book
And she picked up a pen
She took a LONG look
At adoption clinics rated with a ten
She wanted the best for her daughter
So she kept looking
For a home with a father
And a mother with good cooking
Eight months had gone by
And she had found my new home
Oh how the time flies
With me still in this dome
I wanted out NOW
To open my eyes and see
She knew she’d scream OWW
But it was worth seeing me
When the day finally came
The doctors they hid me
My REAL mother was untamed
But the doctors said that’s how it should be
I opened my eyes
But all I could see
Were the unordinary ties
Of my new family
They brought me to my new house
And laid me in my new bed
And me not much larger than a mouse
Was kissed on the sweet head
Now I am all grown
Married to a man
With children of my own
Stuffed in a nice old van
Now I see how special
I was to you
I thank you for being my mother
Even though I never knew my REAL father
You were everything I asked for
And even WAY MORE
I have one last thing to say
To you for giving birth
I thank you for this day
And for choosing my life first
Monday, December 15, 2008
The March will be held at in Grants Pass on Main Street, we will try to arrange for car-pooling. We will arrive at 12:30pm and the starting at 1:00pm, Dress Warm! This is a very serious event, we will be meeting with the Lady running it on the 7th of January at St. Anne’s Parish in Grants Pass; she really appreciates our help! We will be able to present our group to the St. Anne’s youth group that night as well; I encourage everyone to come! Thanks for your help! Please invite others you know to volunteer as well!
Send any questions you have to: email@example.com
Friday, December 5, 2008
FOCA is an extreme piece of legislation with serious ramifications:
FOCA will overturn the federal partial birth abortion ban as well as all state level bans
FOCA will overturn all state parental involvement laws
FOCA will overturn all state level waiting periods and informed consent laws
FOCA will overturn all federal and state level conscience clauses for medical staff, requiring all medical personal to participate in abortions
FOCA will require taxpayer subsidized abortions
FOCA will wipe out every pro-life, protective law, policy and rule; even laws passed by voters.
FOCA will enshrine abortion-on-demand for all nine months of pregnancy into federal law.
FOCA will make it illegal for any level of government, or for voters, to enact pro-life, protective laws
Please stand against this radical rewriting of federal, state and local laws.
Sign the petition to President-elect Obama and Oregon’s Congressional delegation asking them to oppose FOCA. Take action today and let your voice be heard!
For more info on the Freedom of Choice Act click here
© 2008 Oregon Right to Life. All rights reserved.
We will be meeting again this month.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Pictures from the Life Chain that was held Sunday the 6th of October are shown below: (If you participated, thank you! If not, no worries always room for more next time!)
Friday, October 3, 2008
Our meeting will be once again, and from here on out, held in the Sacred Heart Youth Room!
We will discuss some pro-life issues, new ideas, and upcoming events!
Hope to see everyone here.
Challenge for you all: Bring a friend who you think would be interested in our group.
When: 16th, October
Where: Sacred Heart Youth Room.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Our Second meeting is going to be….
This Thursday (September, 18th)
Held in the Youth Room at the Sacred Heart Parish.
Please Feel free to bring any of your (teen) friends.
Hope to see you there and God Bless!
Monday, August 11, 2008
In their Own words, each canidate, Barack Obama and John McCain, stated what their opinions of Abortion were.
"I strongly disagree with today's Supreme Court ruling upholding the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban. I am extremely concerned that this ruling will embolden state legislatures to enact further measures to restrict a woman's right to choose." (04/18/07)
"There will be people, many of goodwill, who do not share my view on the issue of choice. On this fundamental issue, I will not yield...the first thing I'd do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act." (Speaking to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund 07/17/07)
"Throughout my career, I've been a consistnet and strong supporter of reproductive justice, and have consistently had a 100% pro-choice rating with Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America." (Obama for President Press Release 01/22/08)
"I'm very happy about the decision to uphold the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban given my position on Abortion. Partial birth is one of the most adious aspects of abortion." (Quote to Associated Press 04/18/07)
" The respect and cherishing of the right of the unborn is one of the fundamental principles of my party. And it's a deeply held, deeply held belief of mine." (Speaking on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris MAtthews 04/15/08)
" Whenever the value of one class of persons is not respected whether they are unborn, handicapped, and elderly; the dignity of all mankind is threatened...I understand how every child has a value which can never be calculated or cheapened. Every chile literally alters the course of human history. (Statement in commemoration of 35th Roe v. Wade anniversary 01/22/08)
Their Beliefs obviously differ greatly! Choose the right choice! Vote Pro-Life!!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
God sees a gift.
You see a disease.
God grants new life.
“Nurse kill it please”
If she could speak,
What would she say?
If she could run,
She’d run away.
Nowhere to hide.
A tiny heart.
A little brain,
That feels the pain.
A clenched fist.
Too small to resist.
Tossed in the trash,
She hands over the cash….
Monday, August 4, 2008
It will be held at my (Mary's) house (you know who I am just contact me if you have any questions~)
When: Saterday, August 16th
What to bring: (optional) a snack or drink you'd like to share
What for????..... WELL.... At this meeting we will discuss what our group's purpous is along with the overall schedual (and ideas) of the group. We will also watch an amazing movie called : Come What May, which is a new (excellent) Pro-life film.
If you have anyone you think would be interested in our group please contact me and tell me who they are so I can possibly invite them along.
If you have trouble in the transportation area of actually coming to my house I'm sure their are people you can possibly car-pool with (again just contact me I am happy to be of assistance.. of course!.)
I hope you are all blessed with a wounderfull day!
Thank you! God Bless.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
So small and petite
Waits with his mom
in the hospital seat.
“Where am I, I wonder
What do I look like?
Will my name be John..
Or will she call me Mike?
I can’t wait to see
what it’s like outside
It’s getting a little crowded,
In this place I ride.
I must be getting heavy,
I bet she cannot wait,
Maybe she’ll have me early…
hopefully I wont be late.
I’m getting so impatient…
I want to see the land,
Oh look here comes the doctor!”
The doctor takes her hand.
“What is he telling her?
I can’t quite make it out,
but mommy’s voice sounds scared,
so full of fear and doubt.
I hope she is okay,
I’ll comfort her before long,
I cant wait to meet her!
Now what could be going wrong?
Here comes all the nurses,
They are lying her in a bed,
I know this isn’t home,
what could the doctor have said?
Are those tears on her face?
I don’t like it here,
My mommy isn’t happy,
And I’m beginning to fear.
What… me, Fetus?
I don’t like that name,
I want my mom to name me,
but she seems too ashamed.
Mom I’ll be a good son,
I will make you smile,
just wait till you see me,
I’ll be there in a little while.
I’m so excited to see you,
I bet you’re beautiful and bright,
Because I’ve seen your face,
In my dreams each night.
Mommy, did that nurse call me tissue?
Don’t listen to them please.
Because you must know I’m here,
I’m not just some disease.
I have fingers like you do,
and a face I know you’ve seen,
The doctor showed me to you,
On that one black screen
What are all those tools for?
They better not hurt you,
For if they harm you one bit,
I’ll harm them too.
Ouch that hurt…
What’s happening to me?
Be very gentle,
I’m only a baby.
Mommy do something,
they are trying take my life,
why are you letting them
cut me with that knife.
What’s going on,
At least its not your life,
These nurses are taking.
Mommy, I’m up higher now,
I see you down below,
I’m safe here but disappointed,
Because I loved you so.
I’m not alone here, don’t worry
There are other baby’s too,
they all are here for the same reason,
we all had moms like you.
Each day I see new faces,
all scratched up and torn,
these are all the faces,
Of the precious unborn.
God says he’s sorry,
that we never got to live,
and never had the chance,
to see what He tried to give.
Mother I am sorry,
That you were so mistaken,
The nurses all told lies,
And so my life was taken.
Some people down there know,
That abortion is wrong,
They are trying to stop it,
But they are taking too long.
They need more help you see,
Because they are so small,
Just like my friends and me,
You couldn’t hear our call.
written by: a teens 4 life member (Mary)
wishing she could erase this unquenchable guilt and shame.
"How could I have destroyed a gift so great?
Have forced upon such an innocent life,
such a horrible fate?
It seemed so simple and clearbut now I feel the pain of each piercing tear.
I've done the unspeakable; I’ve committed such a crime.
Now I'm left with regrets unbearable, I'll bare for all time.
I'd give anything to make things right,
knowing that it's too late I can't sleep at night.
They lied, it was a crime, I know that it had to be.
I cried, things weren’t fine; the murder of my baby was all I could see.
If some should say, that is wasn’t wrong.
For them I'll pray, for it was all along.
I do not blame others, for it was my choice.
But If only I could change yours, please hear my voice.
What they say is a tissue, resembles your face,
and has a beautiful future none can replace.
To take it away, like I did to my daughter.
Was not the right answer, it was man-slaughter.
She'd still be alive; she’d be here with me.
In my arms I'd hold my precious baby.
How can one say, that she is a tissue?
This way of thought is more than an issue.
What else should one look like in that stage of life?
This has become, an incredible strife.
If I had known or thought this way before,
I would have never walked into that clinic door.
When will this end? How could it have begun?
My conscience will never mend, I have nowhere to run.
This murder, this injustice, we must see that it's incorrect.
How could we treat Gods power with such disrespect?
The rights of the baby were sacrificed for my own.
The decision of her taken life was based on my convenience alone.
What sort of mother am I, to do such a thing?
The baby did no wrong, but I was wrong in everything.
They told me this “tissue” was not really alive.
But even microscopic cells live and survive.
Well this BABY has more than one cell!
I should have thought this through before, but instead I fell.
I was blinded by how MY life would be affected.
By lies, and deception my mind was infected.
Did it solve my problem? No, my life will never be the same.
But worst of all, the baby never had the chance of life, only a taste of pain.
A wrong can never be justified by another wrong. This is a fact.
The way we avoid this, is through the truth we extract.
Murder is murder, no matter the victim.
Only God can take a life, the choice belongs him.
It must stop. Before you make the choice I did, I’m begging you...DONT!
It wont make you feel better or solve your problems, it won’t, please believe me. IT WON’T!”
written by: a teens 4 life member.