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OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA, SECRETARY SEBELIUS AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

DON’T CLAIM TO SPEAK FOR ALL WOMEN!

We are women who support the competing voice offered by Catholic institutions on matters of sex, marriage and family life. Most of us are Catholic, but some are not. We are Democrats, Republicans and Independents. Many, at some point in our careers, have worked for a Catholic institution. We are proud to have been part of the religious mission of that school, or hospital, or social service organization. We are proud to have been associated not only with the work Catholic institutions perform in the community – particularly for the most vulnerable — but also with the shared sense of purpose found among colleagues who chose their job because, in a religious institution, a job is always also a vocation.

Those currently invoking “women’s health” in an attempt to shout down anyone who disagrees with forcing religious institutions or individuals to violate deeply held beliefs are more than a little mistaken, and more than a little dishonest. Even setting aside their simplistic equation of “costless” birth control with “equality,” note that they have never responded to the large body of scholarly research indicating that many forms of contraception have serious side effects, or that some forms act at some times to destroy embryos, or that government contraceptive programs inevitably change the sex, dating and marriage markets in ways that lead to more empty sex, more non-marital births and more abortions. It is women who suffer disproportionately when these things happen.

No one speaks for all women on these issues. Those who purport to do so are simply attempting to deflect attention from the serious religious liberty issues currently at stake. Each of us, Catholic or not, is proud to stand with the Catholic Church and its rich, life-affirming teachings on sex, marriage and family life. We call on President Obama and our Representatives in Congress to allow religious institutions and individuals to continue to witness to their faiths in all their fullness.

-Helen M. Alvaré JD
Associate Professor of Law
George Mason University (VA)*

-Kim Daniels JD
Former Counsel
Thomas More Law Center (MD)

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This letter has been signed by thousands of women - public officials and individuals alike. If you would like to have your voice heard or want more information go to:
http://www.womenspeakforthemselves.com

IF YOU CLAIM TO BE A FEMINIST OR A CHRISTIAN WOMAN - STAND FOR OUR RIGHTS TO LIFE & FEMININITY! 

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NATIONAL PRO-LIFE CHALK DAY is TODAY (FEBRUARY 2nd)!!!!!!!!

What activity requires almost no money and minimal time commitment yet saves lives and impacts a whole school campus/community? SIDEWALK CHALKING!

With a handful of chalk and an arsenal of pro-life slogans, you can leave a lasting impression on hundreds or even thousands of people.

Step 1: Pick up sidewalk chalk (Walmart, drug stores, young siblings)
Step 2: Collect your pro-life friends (this is optional, but helpful)
Step 3: Find a heavily trafficked public area
Step 4: Chalk short pro-life messages in large letters everywhere

Example Messages You Can Use:

“Abortion Hurts Women”
“Women Need Love Not Abortion”
“Restore Preborn Rights”
“Human Rights for ALL: Born & Preborn”
“Heartbeat at 21 Days”
“Social Justice Begins in the Womb”
“Adoption Not Abortion”
“Love them both”
“End Womb Lynching”
“Abortion = Preborn Genocide”
“Abortion is Racist”
“True Feminists are Pro-Life”
“Peace Begins in the Womb”
“Planned Parenthood Protects Rapists”
“Pro-choice = No-choice”
“End the War on Preborn Children”
“Women Regret Abortion”
“Equal Rights for Preborn People”

OR

Draw 3500 baby feet or hearts and chalk  “Abortion Stops 3500 Hearts Every Day.”

Some Tips:

  • Don’t get discouraged if your “artwork” is scuffed or washed off by haters – that means they saw it!
  • Place messages at different angles and perspectives, so foot traffic from every direction will catch a glimpse
  • Keep the messages short and succinct; you only have a brief moment to get your point across – make it count!
  • Use bright or pastel colors like pink, blue, white, and yellow

Students for Life of America (SFLA) provides free sidewalk chalk to hundreds of pro-life group every year. Contact SFLA to see if you are eligible to apply for free chalk!

Contact SFLA immediately if you face any opposition from your school while chalking. You have rights!


if you do participate, please post pictures on tumblr! Let’s see how far this message can be spread!

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