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Two local pro-life updates August 29, 2011

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, North Deanery, sickness, Society.

Update 1 –  The Dallas Catholic Pro-Life Committee is gearing up for a public witness against the local Planned Parenthood’s major fundraising event of the year – ‘Cocktails for the Cause’  on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Fashion Industry Gallery at 1807 Ross in downtown Dallas.  This location is just a few blocks from the Cathedral and on the same side of the street.  There will be signs with various messages about Planned Parenthood.  You can get more details by e-mailing the CPLC coordinator.

Update 2 – Via culturewarnotes, the fomer director of Planned Parenthood in Sherman, Ramona Trevino, left because of qualms over the abortion referrals and contraceptive focus, and is now pro-life?

In a story with clear echoes of the now famous conversion of former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson, four months ago a manager at a Planned Parenthood facility in Sherman, Texas resigned from her position with the abortion giant and is now speaking out about her pro-life conversion.

In a press release from 40 Days for Life-Dallas, Ramona Trevino explains that although the particular Planned Parenthood where she worked did not perform surgical abortions, she was struggling “with [her] conscience . . . on contraception, abortion and [her] role in it all.”

Just like Abby Johnson, Trevino credits a 40 Days for Life campaign outside her Planned Parenthood facility with helping her movement towards a pro-life way of thinking.

After the 40 Days campaign came to Sherman, she says she went from believing she was providing a service to women in need, to realizing that Planned Parenthood “treated women like cattle and how they only cared about making money” – a realization she says was “long overdue.”

Interestingly, Planned Parenthood closed its Sherman clinic (the clinic where Ramona was the manager) on August 23, 2011, after Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law a bill that stripped the organization of its funding, and prohibited the state government from contracting with any organization that provides abortions.

The fall 40 Days for Life campaign begins September 27.  I’m a little leary of the ‘stardom’ given to Abby Johnson and now, potentially, this later potential convert.  The pro-aborts are claiming that women are bailing out of fairly low paying Planned Parenthood jobs to go on to ostensibly lucrative pro-life roles.  These conversions are all very well and good, but the coverage Abby Johnson has garnered has been a bit….extreme, perhaps?  I don’t know…..something in the back of my head tells me to have some caution on this.  

Still, it is very good news that almost every Planned Parenthood facility closing this year is in the Dallas Diocese.  I pray that is a Providential development, and an indication of the amount of prayer being directed towards the end of abortion.


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