Pro-Life News and Events

See the most recent Californians for Life News here.

 

January is the busiest month for LIFE as we enter the 44th year of Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court decision in 1973 legalizing abortion, which resulted in over 50 million babies killed and millions of women wounded for a lifetime.  See all the events below.
A young man stopped by the Sidewalk Friday with a very important message, encouraging everyone to continue standing up for LIFE!  Your sign saved the life of his son or daughter. See the inspiring story below!

If you are Bus Captain from the Sacramento region, heading to the Walk for Life in San Francisco this Saturday, I have 40 Days for Life flyers for you to share with your passengers.  Please come to the Sidewalk, 1442 Ethan Way, Thursday or Friday from 9am to 11am to pick up your 40 Days for Life flyers in time to pass them out on your bus this weekend!  See you in San Francisco! Wynette

Defunding Planned Parenthood is critically important! Here is an outstanding video from LiveAction which addresses key points on why we need to DEFUND the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

Here is additional information from Ryan Bomberger  and the complete Fetal Harvesting videos from Center for Medical Progress  StemExpress, one of Planned Parenthood’s Fetal Harvesting procurement companies,recently dropped their charges against Center for Medical Progress!

Encouraging Story for You:

At the sidewalk Friday, in front of the Women’s Health Specialists abortion business 1442 Ethan Way, a young man drove by, just like hundreds of cars each morning, but then he slowed down, brought his car to a halt, backed up and pulled up alongside us, rolling down his window to talk. I approached the window.

He said, “I wanted to let you know that I drive by here frequently and see you guys out here… I go to school at the nearby Med-Tech program around the corner. Recently my fiance told me she is pregnant. At first, we were thinking we’re too young, we’re not finished with school yet, maybe it would be better if we waited until we’re more settled, you know….” without really finishing his sentence specifically, but the significance of his quandary was enormous and obvious to us both.
Then, he started tearing up with emotion as he continued, “As we were thinking about what we would do, one thing came to mind. I’ve seen a sign here you people have that says, ‘Take my hand, not my life’. I told my fiance about that sign. That sign saved my child’s life.”
He just wanted to stop by and offer encouragement to everyone who stands out there in the cold, the rain, wind, and heat of summer. Without even saying a word, without even passing out a pamphlet, just your presence saved a child’s life, a child who is a son or daughter, a grandchild, a niece or nephew and who will someday likely grow up to have a family of their own. So many peoples’ lives will be impacted by just this one child.
I showed him the fetal models of the babies at 7-10 weeks of age, when most

Here are the Fetal Models that show the exact size of a baby at 7-10 weeks of pregnancy, when most abortions are done.  These life-saving models can be purchased through HeritageHouse.

abortions are done. I showed him the Precious Feet pins which are the exact size of a baby’s feet at 10 weeks of pregnancy. I asked if he might be able to use some of these materials in order to help share information about the humanity of every “choice” with the people he knows.

He readily took a supply of everything we had, while also taking notes on a pad of paper regarding the details of fetal development so that he could share the information with confidence and accuracy.
We shook hands, both of us filled with emotion, as he again profusely thanked us for simply being present there at the Sidewalk, saving the life of his son or daughter.

The abortion clinic escort saw and heard this incredible story unfold. I wonder what was going through her mind, as she spends her days there making sure women are quickly ushered in for abortion. Interestingly, she always leaves after the morning arrival rush, deciding not to be there when the same women come out hours later, hurt, crying, bleeding, and puking, walking wounded for the rest of their lives.

I don’t personally have this sign, but Joan and Barry are two volunteers who do have this sign. They are faithful. Glory to God for using the faithful service of these humble volunteers to save lives.
Thousands of children are alive today because someone was there. Please find your nearest abortion business and go, simply be present.
We are at 1442 Ethan Way, Sacramento, on Wed-Thurs-Friday mornings from 9:00 am to 11:00 am year-round because those are the mornings when abortions are done. Come save a life, come be that reason a woman changes her mind and chooses life, receiving the help and resources she needs when facing an unexpected pregnancy.
This is a map of the 150+ abortion businesses in California.  Please find your nearest abortion business and be present, saving lives by just being there!

Here in Sacramento, we continue our life-saving prayerful presence at 1442 Ethan Way year-round on abortion mornings, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  Here is a schedule and contact person for each abortion business location in our region:

1. Roseville Planned Parenthood 729 Sunrise, Roseville- people pray there on Thursday mornings, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.  Contact Bud at SOHLNET or by email for more information.
2. North Highlands Planned Parenthood 5700 Watt Avenue.  We are looking for a team to pray at this location.  Please email me (Wynette) if you are interested.
3. Family Planning Associates late term abortion business at 2322 Butano Drive, right across the street from the brand new Winco on Watt Ave. People are praying there throughout the week.  Please email Beth if you are interested in joining the effort.
4. South Sacramento Planned Parenthood 5385 Franklin Blvd needs a life-saving team to pray in front.  Please email me (wynette) if you are interested in starting a team at this location.
5. Sacramento Planned Parenthood 29th and B Street, Sacramento, the largest abortion business in our region, with both the highest number of babies killed and women hurt, but also this location was involved with Fetal Harvesting of baby body parts, with abortions done here to 20 weeks of pregnancy.  There are several groups that go and pray at this location.  Email Lori if you are interested in going!  John’s group prays there on Tuesdays.  Contact John by email for more details.

Here is an inspiring video provided by Lori to describe the ministry at the Sidewalk:

Other Very Important Upcoming Pro-life News and Events~   If you have pro-life events you would like to add, please  email them to me (wynette)  Also, you can see the statewide pro-life news at the Californians for Life website.
The next Protest-Planned-Parenthood will be Saturday, February 11th.   Plan now to make sure your community is included! We have over a 100 Planned Parenthood locations in California.  Let us do everything we can to make sure there is a strong prayerful presence at every one of these abortion-industry locations!  Sign up today!  I will be in El Centro that weekend for pro-life events, so I will need help covering all five Planned Parenthoods in the Sacramento area.  Please let me know if you can help!  (Email me, Wynette).

You can order tickets for Walter Hoye’s Issues4Life Foundation Dinner this Friday evening here or by calling Joni at 510-225-4055 ext. 2.

Pro-Life Future San Francisco and Secular Pro-Life invite you to Karaoke Night, this Friday, January 20th, at 7:00 pm at 1942 Market Street in San Francisco- come hear Abby Johnson and other pro-life leaders singing for a great cause! See all the details here or email Terrisa.

 
 
 
Please watch this beautiful video from the Imperial Valley Pro-Life Community as they prepare 3,000 candle-light luminaries in their community park to convey the number of lives lost to abortion each day.  For more information on doing this very special memorial effort in your community, please contact Marty and Deby Ellett at The Real Hope Center in El Centro by email or call 760-791-2253


 
 
 

 
Come visit the Californians for Life table at the Walk for Life!

Justice for All and Pro-Life Future San Francisco invite you to Pro-Life Training right after the Walk for Life in San Francisco, Saturday, January 21st, at 4:30 pm.  Come meet and mingle with pro-life advocates from all over the country!

This workshop will give you the basic skills you need to make any conversation about abortion more productive and even enjoyable for everyone involved. You’ll learn simple tools for keeping the conversation on track and for keeping things civilized. You’ll also leave the workshop with tools for starting the conversation about abortion with friends and family in a way that isn’t offensive or awkward. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow in your ability to change hearts and save lives!
Please feel free to grab a bite nearby and meet to mingle and eat around 4:30 PM. The seminar will start promptly at 5 PM. A $10 donation fee is suggested. All are welcome and Pro-Life Future San Francisco PLFSF looks forward to seeing you there!

 The Students for Life Conference West Coast is this Sunday,
January 22nd, the day after the Walk for Life! Californians for Life is a co-sponsor! Please help make sure all the students you are taking to San Francisco for the Walk for Life are able to stay over for this great Students For Life Conference on Sunday!
Ventura Walk for Life
With
Bishop Robert Barron

This Sunday,

January 22nd

2:00 to 4:00 pm

Starting at the

Ventura County
 Government Center and
Praying at the Ventura

Planned Parenthood

Email Anna for

more information.

Tulare-Kings Right to Life invite you to their LIVE Webcast, this Sunday, January 22nd, at 7:00 pm to commemorate the 44th year of Roe v. Wade.

The Diocese of Sacramento invites Catholic middle-school and high-school students, with their teachers, parents, and youth ministers to attend the Choose LIFE program on Monday, January 23rd.
The morning program starts at 10:00 am, featuring Aimee Murphy, from Life Matters Journal. 
Everyone is invited to the Mass at 12:10 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.
The evening program starts at 7:00 pm, followed by a Candle Light Vigil with Bishop Soto at 8:30 on the steps of the Cathedral.
For more information, contact
Steve Patton, Associate Director
Family and Respect Life Ministries
Diocese of Sacramento
916-733-0133 or email Steve

Sign up for the free Evangelicals for Life Simulcast and see the

OUTSTANDING speakers!
Here are some of the Speakers at the Evangelicals for Life Webcast!

If you live in the Sacramento region, come to our free livestream and be part of the discussion about standing for life. Be inspired and equipped by national speakers!

Thursday January 26th, 2:00-6:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm

Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church
Kids’ Assembly Room in the Kids and Youth Building
11427 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Invite your friends!  Hope to see you there! For more information, contact
Amy Scherschligt, Life Team leader, at 916-952-8222 or via email.  Here is the outstanding flyer Amy has provided!
You are invited!  Come to the Sierra Pregnancy and Health fundraising dinner Thursday, February 23rd!
Speakers: Pastor Chris Lewis from Foothill Church in Glendora, CA and host Jeremiah Aja from Forge Sacramento
New this year:  FREE, onsite childcare for children 3 to 12 hosted by the Royal Stage Performing Arts | Kids dinner provided by Granite Bay Chick-fil-A
Exciting NEW venue:  The beautiful Falls Event Center in Roseville
Tickets:  $65 per person | $650 Table of 10
For more information, or to sponsor this event please contact  tricia@SierraPH.org 
 
 



Real Options in San Jose produced this beautiful video from local Pastors who support the life-affirming ministry of over 150 Pregnancy Clinics and Centers throughout California to help women!
Real Options in San Jose produced this beautiful video, featuring local Pastors who support the life-affirming ministry that is found in over 150 Pregnancy Clinics and Centers throughout California, all helping women!
ALL YOU CAN EAT Dungeness Crab at two events!
Napa – Saturday, January 25, 2017

Doors open at 5:30pm, Feed starts at 6:00pm
St. John the Baptist Family Parish Hall – 924 Napa Street, Napa 94558

For the Love of Family
Birthright of Livermore Benefit Dinner & Auction co-hosted by Knights of Columbus, Fr. Murphy Council
Saturday February 11, 5:30 p.m., Moran Hall, St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin CA 94568. Guest Speakers Phil Sandoval, Immaculate Heart Radio and Rev. Bob Mendonca, St. Raymond’s.  $40 per adult, $20 per child under 10 . RSVP by 2/1 to Livermore Birthright by calling (925) 449-5887
Rachel’s Vineyard Post-Abortion Healing Retreats are offered throughout the state of California- click here to get all the details.
Here in Sacramento, the next Retreat is February 17th-19th, 2017
Contact: Paula Segno, 916-733-0161,  email


Save the Date:
Californians for Life 
Annual Summit
Working together to end abortion in California 
Friday-Saturday, June 16th-17th at RiverLakes Community Church in Bakersfield.  Registration will begin soon!

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Pro-Life Church Announcements- Please let me know if your church is hosting pro-life prayers, events, or ministries: (wynette email)
Redding Pro-Life Rosary
Every Wednesday throughout the year, the Redding Pro-Life community joins in praying the Rosary from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the Women’s Health Specialists abortion business, 1901 Victor Ave, Redding.  For more information, email Anna.
St. Dorothy Life, Justice, & Peace Ministry has peaceful prayer vigils outside the Planned Parenthood in Glendora (130 W. Route 66. Suite 100, Glendora) every Saturday. We have 3 groups that meet:  9:45 am, 11:00 am, and 2 pm. Contact Cindy Lamberti for more information at 626 914-2101. See about all of their activities.their website for information 
St. Paul the Apostle Church, in Pismo Beach, prays with others each Thursday at 9:00 am in front of the Planned Parenthood at 743 Pismo Street, San Luis Obispo.  Every Wednesday, several people of different Faiths pray between 8:00-10:30 am at Planned Parenthood 743 Pismo St.  Questions? Call Celine at (805) 478-1093.

St. John Vianney Parish in Rancho Cordova, the Pro-Life Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed every Thursday evening, along with scripture readings, from 6 pm –  7 pm. We meet in the Adoration Chapel inside the church for “The HOUR of MERCY”.  For more information, call Chris Bailey at 916-361-1340.  They also have an outstanding Spanish Respect Life Ministry that has started!

Sacred Heart Parish, Gridley  each Sunday at 9:25 am, before the 10:00 am Mass and the Pro-Life Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed every Thursday at 5:00 pm.  For more information, call Mike Trainor at 530-846-2535.
Rosary for Life & Mass St. Catherine of Siena Church
3450 Tennessee Street, Vallejo
EVERY Saturday (except First Saturday due to Fatima Devotion on First Saturdays) 8:00 am Rosary for Life, 9:00 am  Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, For more information, contact Carmelita Torres by email

St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Long Beach
Rosary and Mass for Life the first Sunday of every month
Rosary is at 4:30 pm, with Mass following at 5:00 pm
For more information, see AudioGirlMinistries

St. John the Evangelist, Carmichael, Pro-Life Rosary every day in the Chapel, following the 8:30 am Mass.  5751 Locust Avenue, Carmichael. See their Respect Life website here. 

Holy Spirit Fairfield parish Pro-Life Ministry, prays in Spanish every day from 4-5 pm at Planned Parenthood, 1325 Travis Blvd, Fairfield. Contact Isidro at 707-386-4097 for more information. Parking is available across the street at Westfield Mall between Starbucks and Firestone Tire Store.   Pray with sidewalk counselors on Wednesdays from 8-11 am, which is the abortion day at Planned Parenthood.

Tuesday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Presentation Parish is dedicated to praying at 2322 Butano Drive, Family Planning Associates abortion business.  On Saturdays, they are praying from 10:30 to 12:00 noon. Each second Saturday of the month, they have a pro-life Mass at 8:30 am.  See the Presentation Parish Respect Life Ministry website for more details, along with the Presentation Parish Project Gabriel ministry!  Presentation Parish has a Cenacles of Life ministry, inviting everyone to meet for prayer on Saturday mornings at 9:15 after the 8:30 am Mass, while fasting one day a week on bread and water, for an end of the culture of death. Contact Elizabeth Durant to find out more about the Cenacles of Life.

St. Vincent Church in Vallejo Pray at Planned Parenthood in Vallejo after 8:00 am Mass on Wednesdays, year round, rain or shine.  Also pray the Rosary after every 8:00 am Mass to stop abortion, euthanasia and social injustice. They have saved seven babies that they know of through the grace of God! Their first baby saved is almost four years old!  Contact Lily for more information, if you live in Vallejo.

Sacred Heart Parish in Red Bluff prays the Pro-Life Rosary every Thursday at 7:00 pm. Email Margie Duey or call her at 530-586-1506 for more information.

Pro-Life Prayers at Carmel Mission every Wednesday at 5:00 pm with pro-life Rosary prayers and reflection especially for those with abortions scheduled for Friday morning at Planned Parenthood Seaside. Come pray every Friday morning 8:00-11:30 am with sidewalk counseling and prayer in front of Seaside Planned Parenthood, Hilby Ave and Fremont.  For more information, email Barbara.

All Night Vigil for Life first Friday of each month St. Rose Parish  
First Friday of the month, February 3rd, with Mass beginning at 7:30 pm.St. Rose Catholic Church, 5961 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento. The All Night Vigil continues after the 7:30 pm Mass, throughout the night on Friday and ends Saturday morning, with Mass at 8:00 am, then people go and pray at 1442 Ethan Way. For more information, contact Sr. Lauree St. Rose Legion of Mary by email  
 


St. Joseph Parish, Lincoln, First Saturday Rosary & Mass for Pro-Life Intentions 
First Saturday, February 4th, with Rosary at 8:00 am & Mass at 8:30 am, 280 Oak Tree Lane, Lincoln. Contact Respect Life Ministry Chairperson Gneal at 916-759-1221 for more information.

Mass celebrated next to Planned Parenthood in El Centro,
every First Saturday of the month, February 4th, at 8:00 am, 1561 South 4th Street, El Centro.  For more information Contact Myriam 

Holy Family Parish, 7817 Old Auburn Rd, Citrus Heights,  Pro-Life Mass Second Friday of each month,  Friday, February 10th, 8:30 am, and Pro-Life Rosary after the 8:30 am Mass EVERY Friday.
St. Philomene’s Respect Life Rosary every Second Friday of the month, February 10th, at 7:00 pm in the St. Philomen’s parish Chapel. Email Meghan for more information and to receive the security code for the Chapel.