Your prayers are needed today!
Today is an important day for life, and your prayers are needed! The Supreme Court is hearing Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. As the March for Life has said, “oral arguments [are] happening today for the biggest abortion case at Supreme Court in decades”.
According to the SCOTUSBlog, this is what is at stake: “Issue: (1) Whether, when applying the “undue burden” standard of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a court errs by refusing to consider whether and to what extent laws that restrict abortion for the stated purpose of promoting health actually serve the government’s interest in promoting health; and (2) whether the Fifth Circuit erred in concluding that this standard permits Texas to enforce, in nearly all circumstances, laws that would cause a significant reduction in the availability of abortion services while failing to advance the State’s interest in promoting health – or any other valid interest.”
According to Rep. Diane Black, “At the heart of this case are two provisions in a 2013 Texas state law that, in part, requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and requires abortion clinics to comply with the same standards set for other outpatient surgery centers. Many of us would call that commonsense, but the plaintiffs in this case have somehow reasoned that it is comparable to “a complete ban on abortion” – a reminder of the kind of hyperbole that the big abortion industry uses to quash even the most basic protections for mothers and their babies”.
The need for pro-life laws is palpable.
As Cheryl Sullenger of LifeNews.Com reports: “Less than 48 hours before the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a pivotal Texas abortion case focused on women’s safety, an ambulance transported a woman from Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center, an abortion clinic in Dallas, Texas”.
Operation Rescue President Troy Newman said: “This latest medical emergency at a Texas abortion facility only emphasizes abortion risks and how important it is for abortionists to maintain minimum safety standards and hospital privileges within 30 miles of their abortion facilities”. To read more, please click here.
Johns Hopkins Voice for Life recognizes the life of both mother and child. #iSEEtwo
As a club, Johns Hopkins Voice for Life seeks to defend the right to and safety of every human life, from conception until natural death. This includes both the mother and her child. What is at stake today as the Supreme Court is hearing Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is the safety and wellbeing of a woman who is in the middle of or has already had an abortion. Every life is valuable and deserves protecting, which is why we support the laws, such as have been passed in Texas, which place regulations and requirements on the abortion industry to protect the lives of women.
Further, we would like to remind you of the #iSEETWO campaign from Focus on the Family. According to secularprolife.org, “The concept is straightforward: “When some look at a pregnant woman, they see only one life; we see two.” Pro-choicers fail to recognize life in the womb. Pro-lifers who fail to acknowledge the woman make a similar error. #iSEETWO reaffirms our commitment to value both lives in a pregnancy”.
Thank you all for your commitment to this very important cause! With everything that we do, we truly have the opportunity of changing hearts and saving lives.
For life today and always,
VFL Executive Board
Jessica Janneck and Irving Nestor
JHU VFL Co-Presidents
JHU VFL Pregnancy Resources Coordinator
JHU VFL Pro-Life Apologetics Coordinator
JHU VFL Executive Board Member
[VFL] Important Information about VFL for October and November!
Voice for Life
Important Information for October and November 2015
The months of October and November are packed full of amazing trainings, speakers and events! This email is to fill you in on all of the awesome things that we have coming up! We apologize in advance for it being a little long.
Planning for the
Diaper and Baby Supplies Drive (November 2nd-December 4th)
This Fall 2015 Semester, our club is hosting a Diaper and Baby Supplies Drive to benefit Pregnancy Center North in Baltimore, MD. The Pregnancy Center North is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit medical clinic providing free life-affirming services to pregnant women since 1982. Our project consists of collecting diapers and baby supplies. The items will be collected on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus from November 2nd to December 4th.
Club members who are interested in helping plan and execute the Diaper and Baby Supplies Drive are welcomed to join the Executive Board at 7pm in the Mudd Atrium on Tuesday, October 13th . To see the flyer for this drive, click here . To see our goal flyer, click here . Please feel free to share these flyers with your friends and family!
Dinner with an amazing speaker:
Jack Ames from Defend Life has invited Voice for Life members to dinner with speaker Fr. Imbotatto on Thursday, October 15th at 5:15pm . For more information about Fr. Imbotatto, please click here .
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Jessica at (201) 988-0371 by Monday, October 12th at 12noon.
Pro-Life Apologetics Training Meeting
with Michele Hendrickson from SFLA
on the Planned Parenthood Project
Our next club meeting is on Tuesday, October 20th at 7:30pm in Hodson 110. This meeting will be a training with Michele Hendrickson from SFLA. We will be preparing for the Planned Parenthood Project, which will be coming to our campus on Thursday, October 22nd (11am-2pm).
If you are interested in participating in discussion at the Planned Parenthood Project, we would like to strongly urge you to attend this training meeting so that you are well-versed in the vocabulary for this discussion. If you are unable to attend this training meeting, we invite you to participate in this event by volunteering your time at our help and resources table.
Next VFL On-Campus Event:
Planned Parenthood Project from SFLA
on Thursday, October 22nd
On Thursday, October 22nd, we will be hosting the Planned Parenthood Project from Students for Life of America. It will be on the Upper Quad from 11am-2pm. Set up will be at 10:30am and break down will start at around 2:15pm.
We will have a help and resources table and will be chalking Levering Courtyard during this time, too. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up for a time slot via text to Jess at (201) 988-0371.
Thank you all for your commitment to this very important cause!
For life now and always,
VFL Executive Board
Planning for the Diaper and Baby Supplies Drive
Tuesday, October 13th
Dinner with speaker
Thursday, October 15th
Please RSVP to Jess at
(201) 988-0371 by
Monday, October 12th
at 12 noon.
Training for the Planned Parenthood Project with Michele Hendrickson
Tuesday, October 20th
VFL On-Campus Event
Planned Parenthood Project from SFLA
Thursday, October 22nd
11am-2pm (set up at 10:30am)
Who We Are
The mission of the Johns Hopkins Voice for Life is to defend the right to life of every human life, from conception until natural death. We strive to be the voice of the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society threatened by abortion, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and more. Further, we seek to educate on current life issues, including fetal rights and development and stem cell research. In being the voice for the voiceless, we seek to foster a culture of life within the Johns Hopkins and the surrounding communities, to educate on life issues, and to help those in need so that life is a promising choice.
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