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September 2, 2014

From our Supporters: Campaign Nonviolence

Campaign Nonviolence is a CL-endorsed U.S. effort for coordinated advocacy of nonviolence September 21-27.

  • Shelley Douglass reports: “We're having a vigil in Birmingham AL from 5 to 6 pm on the 27th, at the Fountain at Five Points South - Birmingham folks will know where that is. Everyone is welcome.”

  • Nonviolent Resource, Metta Center for Nonviolence Education, has a new, online course starting this week. Author Michael Nagler wrote a chapter in our book, Consistent Opposing Killing.

  • See all events state by state (and a couple in other countries). We encourage you to join your local one, and don’t forget to bring along appropriate CL flyers and wear your CL buttons and shirts.

CL at Vita et Veritas Conference

Consistent Life is co-sponsoring the 2nd annual Vita et Veritas Conference at Yale University on September 19-20. Organized by Choose Life at Yale, the conference offers an opportunity to hear diverse pro-life views and discuss future steps for the movement. Speakers this year include Serrin Foster of CL member group Feminists for Life and Kelsey Hazzard of CL member group Secular ProLife. CL will have an exhibit table at the conference; come and see us!

Democrats for Life to Hold East Coast Summit

CL member group Democrats for Life of America has announced it will host an East Coast Summit on September 27, 2014, to support its mission of protecting life and strengthening the “big tent” of the Democratic party. Kristen Day, Executive Director, says: “Our organization is holding this meeting to re-energize, re-ignite, and re-enforce our commitment to protecting life and to our inclusion in the big tent. There are 21 million pro-life Democrats in this country, and still, many are made to feel they cannot be Democrats because of their pro-life position.”

Quotation of the Week

Wendy Simonds

Abortion at Work: Ideology and Practice in a Feminist Clinic

Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ., 1996 p 58

Sarina’s first job as an abortionist was with Planned Parenthood. She had not learned how to perform abortions in medical school, so she learned how to do first-trimester abortions on the job. The environment at the Planned Parenthood clinic was not much better than her prior experiences . . .

“It was a rude awakening for me to go into a job where I was the only female physician…and to basically be discriminated against….I got disillusioned very quickly with the place.”

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