February 2012 Newsletter

Posted By on March 14, 2012

Fred Barnes on the pro-life movement: “That the pro-life movement is bigger is a given. It’s also younger, increasingly entrepreneurial, more strategic in its thinking, better organized, tougher in dealing with allies and enemies alike, almost wildly ambitious, and more relentless than ever.

All that is dwarfed by an even bigger change. Pro-lifers have captured the high moral ground, chiefly thanks to advances in the quality of sonograms. Once  fuzzy, sonograms now provide a high-resolution picture of the unborn child in the womb. Fetuses have become babies.”

 “Hidden Persuaders: The Unheralded Gains of the Pro-Life Movement” The Weekly Standard – November 7, 2011.

180 movie producer Ray Comfort featured in exclusive interview: Ray Comfort, producer of the 180 film that has taken the internet by storm with over 1.4 million views since its launch in late September, he is featured guest on a special edition of our Protecting Life podcast now posted online. The interview also aired on eight Indiana radio stations across Indiana in mid-November. 

Comfort’s 180 project is a 33-minute pro-life film that documents the responses of young adults to questions about their stance on abortion, but also includes discussions on Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust. Throughout the course of the film, viewers watch as young people move from flippant to serious as Comfort conducts on-the-street interviews that capture honest answers to probing questions. The film’s title comes from the 180 degree change in most of the persons interviewed when pressed on whether or not they consider themselves “pro-choice” or pro-life.

To listen to this exclusive interview with Ray Comfort, visit the “Resources” tab at www.irtl.org and look for the special podcast section. A limited number of free 180 study guides are also available on request by emailing 180@protectinglife.com 

Workshop on Military End of Life Issues: March 15, 2012 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Held at the Allen County Library Meeting Room “C”.

Leslie Hanes is Executive Director and Founder of Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries Inc. (LMVFM). Haines served as a helicopter crew chief from 1983 until 1988 when she graduated from Officer Candidate School. Now she is retiring as a Major, US Army Military Police (MP). She served in Guantanamo Bay Detainee Operations and in Kirkuk, Iraq, until she was injured and medevaced to the United States for surgeries and treatment. Haines has an AA in music, a BA in criminal justice, an MA in theology (Concordia Seminary), and a CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The workshop will provide information to help pastors, Stephen Ministers, counselors, caregivers, families, friends, etc. prepare for and deal with the death of military personnel and veterans. It will explore differing end of life issues experienced by many soldiers and veterans as related to their experiences such as: combat or non-combatant experience, duration of war, POW captivity, exposure to mutilated bodies, post traumatic stress, guilt, sexual trauma, exposure to illegal acts, branch of service and rank, and whether they enlisted or were drafted. This workshop is free.

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