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Dear Pro-life Friends

St. Paul said it best. “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” Ephesians 6:12

Even though we “wrestled with the principalities,” Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) has had a banner year. We are one of the most respected pro-life organizations in the nation. This is due to three things: the faithfulness of God, the faithfulness of GRTL staff, and the faithfulness of you, our donors.

We like to think that the best is yet to come as we end this year and head into 2013. We are filled with a profound gladness for blessings already received and with profound rejoicing for blessings that will be coming.

Your gifts determined our projects in 2012 and what you give now will help determine our projects going forward into the New Year.

Here is what you have accomplished in 2012:

  • We worked toward the passage of a Personhood-compliant Fetal Pain Law. Georgia had the second highest number of late term abortions in the nation; being a destination state for these abortions. As of January 1st, 2013 this is FINISHED. There will be babies saved because of this law. Praise God!. UPDATE: The ACLU has file an injunction – the law Is in danger of not going into effect on 1/1/13!
  • During the primary election, 66% of the Republicans in the State voted for putting a Personhood Amendment in the Constitution. Yes, it was non-binding; however, we sent a message to our legislators that Georgia is pro-life and they should be, too.
  • People have joined the movement because of our web presence. A woman in the Panhandle of Florida drove 7 hours to Orlando to become a part of Personhood there. Why? She saw our Memorial Wall, named her aborted child, and was directed to Orlando from our website.
  • The states of Alaska and Iowa want to copy our “program” in its entirety. They want the complete package from our by-laws to our Personhood displays and training to our Life and Liberty Tracker.
  • We are still reaching at-risk women with our helpline, our billboards, and our Google keyword searches.
  • We use email newsletters, social media, and speakers to reach people everywhere with our principled message of the Sanctity of Life and Personhood.

There is so much more. As we come toward the end of an exhausting but most successful year, there is hardly time to appreciate all that has been accomplished because we have so much more to do in 2013.

The ACLU has filed an injunction against the fetal pain bill to keep it from going into effect on January 1, 2013. We will keep you posted on the status of the bill.

We will pause on January 22nd of 2013, to mourn the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade on the Capitol steps. I don’t know why it has taken 40 years to abolish abortion on demand in this country. I hope that we are seeing the Joshua generation step up to end this wandering in the wilderness by the pro-life movement. We, at GRTL, believe that Personhood is the way out of the wilderness and we will continue to lead in that direction if we have the resources.

Please, I urge you to send your most generous sacrificial year-end gift so we can continue to promote Personhood and defend life at all stages. I can’t ask you for more than you can afford, but please send what you can. We need your help to continue our good work, together.

We thank you for your past generosity and your prayers and we thank you in advance for your gift today.

Together for Life,

Daniel C. Becker, President

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You Are Invited!

Georgia Right to Life’s

2011 REACH Benefit

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 7-9 pm

(Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Cobb Galleria   2 Galleria Pkway SE   Atlanta, GA  30339

Keynote Speaker:  Jennifer Lahl, President

The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network

Tickets:  $50  Table of 10:  $500

Tickets/Information:  (770) 339-6880

Jennifer Lahl couples her 25 years as a pediatric critical care nurse and hospital administrator with a deep passion to speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves.  A courageous voice, Ms. Lahl has also produces a groundbreaking, award winning documentary on the solicitation of eggs from young women across America, Eggsploitation.  This is, she says, the fertility industry’s ‘dirty little secret’.  Just who is this egg donor?  Is she treated justly?  What are the short and long-term risks to her health?  The answers to these questions will disturb you…

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We need some sowers!

Georgia Right to Life is surprisingly like the farmer in Jesus’ parable.  Like him, we sow seeds of truth—God’s truth about His gift of life.  In our case, it is His truth about the preciousness of physical life, while the parable is about eternal life.

Like the biblical farmer, we sow broadly, and our planting has similar results: Some seeds land on inhospitable ground and fail to grow to maturity.  But other seeds fall on good soil.  They grow well.  They multiply into an abundant harvest.

We at Georgia Right to Life sow the message of the sanctity of life.  We sow it in the fields of public opinion and in the fields of broken lives.  We scatter our seed far and wide and then we cultivate it…and we pray.

In the short-term, we enjoy a bountiful harvest.  A harvest of changed hearts and minds.  A harvest of saved unborn lives, saved one at a time.  A harvest of mothers spared damage and regret.  It is demanding work that must be done day after day, every day.  As we work, we put our trust in the Lord of the harvest.

Imagine holding in your hand, a single stalk of wheat.  In your hand is the fruit of the harvest.

“To be honest, when I found out I was pregnant, I Googled ‘abortion’ and your site popped up.  When I called the help-line, I was encouraged and realized that I was not alone.  This help-line played a big role in me deciding to keep my baby.  Thanks so much!”

Georgia Right to Life keeps planting the truth and cultivating it for the coming harvests.  The ultimate harvest we all want is justice—justice restored to all persons, born and unborn, in our state and in our country.

And you and I can already see many signs of that future harvest sprouting.  You can see more and more states, like Georgia, adopting Personhood as their pro-life message for the 21st Century.  You can see more and more young people getting involved as pro-life apologists through our Campus Outreach.  We trust you will see more and more abortion clinics closing and Planned Parenthoods going out of business as they lose state and federal tax dollars.  We trust you will see more and more politicians closing the loophole of rape and incest in abortion laws.

For the coming harvests, the seeds of God’s truth are available, but the truth is not enough.  The seeds of truth must be planted broadly, and the workers are few.  We must continue to get the seeds into the needy fields of individual lives and of culture.  So this is where you come in.

We need “seed” money to equip young people to winsomely advocate for Personhood on college campuses all over Georgia through our displays and our training.

We need “seed” money to develop and refine our websites so that we are the premier source of 21st Century pro-life educational and reference materials in Georgia.

We need “seed” money so that we can buy more billboard space to connect young women in unplanned pregnancies to the help they need.

We need “seed” money so that we will continue to be leaders in the Personhood movement that is starting to sweep the country.

Clearly, some of us are still going through tough times.  But it is precisely at times like these that we need to till and to plant.

I am praying earnestly that this letter will generate much needed seed money.  Can I count on your generous gift?  Can you send a check for $15?  Or, perhaps you could send $25, $50, or even $100.  I’m also praying that some of you may consider a tax-deductible gift of $500 or $1,000.

We are preparing the soil, and we are ready to plant.  Come, sow seeds with us.

Together for Life,

Daniel C. Becker

Please mark October 27th, 2011 on your calendar.  It is our annual REACH dinner at the Cobb Galleria.  Jennifer Lahl will be our speaker.  More information will be available soon.

 Visit our Virtual Holocaust Memorial Wall at www.personhood.net. The Personhood website is filled with valuable information on 21st Century life issues.

 Also, we have a secure server for your donations at Donations for GRTL. 

 

Remember:  If you would like to receive a tax deduction for your donation, please make your check out to GRTL Educational Trust Fund.

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A Crowning Worth Writing About

A crowning worth writing about…
by Ashley Wiktorek on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 11:09pm

To look back two years ago, I could have never imagined that moment when God blessed me and I was crowned Miss Right to Life of Georgia 2010 last July. I have never participated in a pageant before and I never considered myself the stereotypical ‘pageant type’. However, if ever there was a pageant for me to be a part of then Miss Right to Life was exactly the pageant. It is a scholarship and benefit pageant that stands up for its beliefs and we practice what we teach. With all the profits of the pageant going to Georgia Right to Life and the mission statement, “Mentoring and fostering a respect for human life while touching hearts, changing minds, and saving lives.” It is a pageant that was created and established by a small board of young women with the purpose of being proactive and allowing their voices to be heard for the Pro-life community. I wanted to be a part of this purpose. Forget what the media’s stereotype is of pageants. I may walk on a stage with a pretty dress and smile, but as Miss Right to Life of Georgia that is only two minutes of my year reign.

A year of reigning to make others smile through community service from baking cookies and singing to the patients at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home to walking in the together for life march in Atlanta, Ga. To top it all off, the highlight of my year when we signed pictures while dancing with the Olympians of the Cobb County’s special Olympics. No matter where I go, I attempt to always wear my title of Miss Right to Life of Georgia 2010 held high. I brought that title with me to Liberty University where I was able to share about the purpose of our pageant to many on my hall and my professors. I even got to meet Ms. Lila Rose, the president of liveaction.org. Overall this year, I reigned to the best of my ability and I would have not had a year reign without God guiding me every step.

I look back on my year as Miss Right to Life and I see a pageant that is creating young girls to be proud women of God. As I told the judges around this time a year ago…It is not about me having confidence in myself but in my Savior. My goal as Miss Right to Life of Georgia was not to be a role model but to be the best woman of God that I could be. In the process of this transformation, I have noticed that maybe I do want to be a woman a girl can look up too. In society today, the word ‘normal’ for us has become young women assuming something is wrong with them if they do not look like a girl in a magazine to MTV marketing teen moms and making their show one of the most popular among the nation. If you ask a middle school girl in today’s society, she will most likely say the norm is sex and drinking. Well if my beliefs seem to be radical because I refuse to let this be my ‘norm’, then call me radical. Miss Right to life is not about molding girls into something they are not and piling extreme amount of makeup on their faces. Our pageant is about showing the world every individual’s natural God given beauty.

God has transformed me into who I am. Why be what society calls normal when we were created to be set apart from the ‘world’. I am nowhere near perfect, but as it is written in Songs of Solomon, “All beautiful you are, my darling; there is no flaw in you” (4:7). So no matter what anyone thinks about me or the words they try to use to bring me down, I as Miss Right to Life and as Ashley Elizabeth Wiktorek stand strong to my beliefs. With my feet planted firmly, I praise the love God has for me because in the end, the only crowning worth writing about is Him, Jesus Christ.

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Double Your Donation for Life

An anonymous donor has provided a $50,000 matching gift to Georgia Right to Life to help us save lives. For a limited time, when you give a tax-deductible gift to GRTL Educational Trust Fund , your gift will be matched up to $50,000.  Please support our life-saving work and give today.

Georgia Right to Life promotes respect and effective legal protection for all human life from its earliest biological beginning through natural death.  GRTL is one of a number of organizations that have adopted Personhood as the most effective pro-life strategy for the 21st century.

Our movement has several components needed to reach our goal including education, legislation and political action.

Thank you for supporting life-saving work.

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“Pageant” is a hard pill to swallow.

by Amy Nicole Brown on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 1:51am

“Pageant” is a hard pill to swallow for a lot of people, and rightly so. There is certainly a negative stereotype associated with the word. We all think of something. Big hair. Lots of makeup. Fake teeth. Hair pieces. Spray on tans. Fake. Fake. Fake. I get it, I really do. In fact, I used to think the same.

But, I’m here to break the barrier of this stereotype. If done genuinely with a true heart of service, “Pageant” should be one of the easiest pills you’ve ever swallowed.

The young girls in our country are hurting, and hurting bad. Low self esteem, teen pregnancy, and domestic violence with young women are on the rise all over our country. To all of us out there fighting to end abortion in this country, we have to begin somewhere don’t we? The ladies in our bible study class at church are most likely already pro life. Many of our friends at work are already pro life. Our family members, yeah- they’re mostly already pro life too. Lots of adults are either pro life or pro choice, and feel very strongly so.

The key is to start with our YOUTH. What about our girls? Our middle school girls? Our high school girls? Where do they sit? Truth is, many of them are still deciding. And the ones out there who believe in the right to life for ALL, where can they go where they are surrounded by girls their age who all feel the same way?

Miss Right to Life of Georgia IS a pageant program. A pageant program where score is based primarily on personal interview with three pro life judges, not big hair or deep tans. Pageant programs based on a more natural stance are popping up everywhere, and I think it’s wonderful.  These pageants build interview skills. They build confidence. They build sisterhood. They build soaring self esteem and worth. They build respect for others (and in Miss Right to Life’s case, respect for the preborn). Young women who trust in the Lord’s plan for their lives and who believe they are His, and His alone. And what do we get with wonderful young women with these attributes? Less unplanned pregnancies and fewer abortions.

That’s not all you get, either. These girls have changed my life. I had high hopes for this program when it first began two years ago, but my reality is tenfold. Their hearts are unreal. They have a zest for life and for the lives of the most innocent of all- the lives of the preborn. They have made this program. The day after the pageant, they put the “pageant” behind them and begin all of our favorite parts- the PROGRAM. A program where you are surrounded by pro life girls and young ladies, just like you.

This organization impacts girls of all ages. My goal? To save one life. To sway one decision. Just one. Maybe one day one of these girls will be faced with the decision of life or abortion? Maybe they will look back to one event, one day, one person, and remember who they and Whose they are. And once you are a “Right to Life” sister, you are a sister for life.

We have WONDERFUL pro life organizations in Georgia. The most well known of course, is Georgia Right to Life,  and all of its staff has been an inspiration to me- and made a huge impact on my life. They are what I like to call “Pro Life Warriors” and their efforts to end abortion are without measure. There are many pro life people in our state, but how many of us can get up every morning and say we are fighting for the right to life for all?

That being said, we can’t expect them to do all the work. And “Miss Right to Life”, well….that’s my portion and my contribution based on my knowledge and skills to aid in this war for life. It may not be biggest or best, but it’s my little part. Pro life organizations meant JUST for and centered around young girls are unheard of. There is nothing else like this out there for our girls in the United States of America, much less the state of Georgia. Where they can get together and be Christians, pro life, and be, well- girls?

Our future, and the future of babies in this nation, rests in their hands. My heart is dead set on mentoring as many girls as I can, and fostering the best environment in order for these girls to see the truth, and live the truth. It is too easy to get caught up in Satan’s lies, and it is my true belief that if God had his way in all of our hearts, abortion would not exist.

“Pageant” is a hard pill to swallow, but if it means we are able to impact our girls in a positive way and teach them the truth about abortion, well…. pass the glass of water.

Hope this has allowed you to pick my brain a little more, I love you all :) – Amy

www.missrighttolife.com

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You don’t want to miss this pro-life event!

On Thursday, October 28, 2010, Georgia Right to Life will have their annual REACH benefit fundraiser.

Doors will open at the Cobb Galleria Centre at 6:30.  The Dinner and Program will begin at 7:00 p.m.  The speaker is Dr. William Lile, Jr.

His defense of the unborn has been called “the most gripping, conversationally appealing expose of the scientific, legal, scriptural and moral aspects of the abortion culture in the United States.”

Please read the online Invitation for further details.

On line version of Invitation.

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A Star Studded Event: Updates from the 2009 REACH Dinner

2009 Changing Hearts and Saving Lives Dinner a Success!
By Steve Bowman, GRTL Director of Development

106The 2009 benefit dinner on October 29 is now history. The event took place at the Cobb Galleria again, and by all counts was a big success.  Well attended, with over 430 attendees,  the mood was upbeat, and the message challenging and encouraging.  Donna Rodriguez, host of Dishing with Donna Show on WGKA radio, was our emcee.

Our newest video debuted, highlighting the various aspects of our work.  It included testimonies from Joni Eareckson Tada, Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel,  Rev. Flip Benham, and Jill Stanek, recounting what we are doing and why it is so critically important to the future of the nation.  Several of our staff, including our Minority Outreach Director, Catherine Davis,  Legislative Director, Mike Griffin, donor Greg Wi031nchester, and board member Melanie Crozier emphasized their perspectives in how the battle for life is being waged here in Georgia.

Dan Becker, President, educated on the importance of passing relevant legislation, and what the stakes are for preserving the dignity of human life. He also announced a cooperative effort to challenge Roe vs. Wade in 2010, and our newest initiative in training high school and college students in pro-life apologetics with the goal to confront their peers with the truth about human life issues.

 Cindy O’Leary, Executive Director of the Hope Center in Woodstock, GA, gave testimony about a client who had seen one of our ads and received help, resulting in saving her child’s life.

092Finally, Star Parker hit a home run with her energetic address on the issues distressing our nation, decrying the destruction of human lives through abortion and other technologies. She detailed the moral decline in our society, particular in the black communities,  which are plagued by the abortion industry.

If you missed the event, and would like to hear more about what we emphasized that night, please contact me at stevebowman@grtl.org.

Writing your will?  Consider including Georgia Right to Life in your estate planning. A gift to GRTL can save lives as an ongoing legacy. Please contact us concerning your gift of an IRA,  or an appreciated stock. Call 770.339.6880.

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Help Us Win $1500 from America’s Giving Challenge: Give $10 from Thursday at 4 PM till Friday at 3 PM

The last time we sent out this challenge you met the request.
 
 While we didn’t win the $1000 for that day,america's giving challenge we did raise over $1000 on that day. 
 
We believe that God blesses this organization through many arenas and you our e-newsletter readers have been a blessing to us.
 
We are giving the America’s Giving Challenge one more shot.
This Thursday, November 5 at 4 PM Eastern until Friday, November 6 at 3 PM Eastern please give $10 to GRTL’s cause Bucks for Babies.
 
If everyone reading this email would give $10, we could certainly win the prize for the final day. 
 Here’s the link http://bit.ly/sSkcA to give.

Remember its not how much you give, its how many of you give that enables us to win. Will you help us?
 

Quick Reminders

1. Give $10 from 4 PM Thursday until 3 PM Friday.Here’s the link http://bit.ly/sSkcA to give.

2. Invite 3 friends to give from your email or on Facebook.

3. Post this phrase into your Twitter or Facebook account.

Help GRTL win $1500 in America’s Giving Challenge by giving $10 today. Click Here http://bit.ly/sSkcA to give.

 

 

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