The articles below come from a variety of pro-life news sources. Local events and 40 Days For Life Headquarters are the most common sources. We prefer articles we believe will be of local interest. We avoid articles which are strictly partisan politics. If you're looking for a larger source of pro-life news try LifeNews.com.
On Feb 25th, The St. Thomas Aquinas Institute at CU Boulder presented Dr. Patrick Lee, Chair and Director of the Institute of Bioethics at Franciscan University speaking on Abortion: The Legal Issue. The session can be divided into 3 parts of 30 minutes each. First Dr. Levi dissects the legal arguments found in the majority opinion by Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackman in the case of Roe vs. Wade. Second, Dr. Levi assembles the legal arguments supporting a pro-life position.
Lastly, the audience participated in a question and answer session. It included a CU Professor arguing the for abortion and a post abortive woman cutting through the rare air of legal and philosophy debate.
The first two minutes of the recording contains echoes. Its just the host during the introduction. Dr. Levi's speech is much better.
On Saturday, Feb 25, a pro-life conference was held at Blessed John XXIII, Fort Collins to kickoff the 40 Days For Life spring campaign. Approximately 100 were in attendance. The agenda was:
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A technical mishap caused the recordings of Lynn Grandon and Fr. Steven Voss to be lost. Some highlights are provided below.
Hillary Clinton and Mother Teresa were seated next to each other at an event. Hillary asked "Do you think America will ever have a female president?" Teresa responded "You've probably already aborted her".
A prayer vigil was taking place outside an abortion mill. Clinic management arranged for the sprinklers to shoot water at the prayer vigil. The vigil keepers responded with umbrellas at first. This had limited success. So they altered their tactic. They all wore bathing suits. They brought children. When the sprinklers turned on, they sang and danced through the water.
Fr. Steven Voss
When Fr. Voss came to Fort Collins, many people asked if he was related to Dr. Voss. Dr. Voss ran the city's first abortion mill. They are not related. Fr. Voss investigated. He learned the doctor performed many good deeds in the community. If you didn't know he was an abortionist, you might like him. It raises the question of "what is the process by which a good person becomes locked into the sin of abortion?" A person that chooses abortion buys a bill of goods. They think they have found a solution to their troubles. But Satan hides the price tag for the solutions he offers. Subsequently, the person clings to the "correctness" of their decision. Or the pro-choice person who advocates abortion clings to the belief it brings prosperity. Gradually the person succumbs to the weight of the darkness much like Frodo in The Lord Of The Rings. Fr. Voss cited Warren Hern as an example of someone at the conclusion of a walk with darkness.
On February 21, 2012, Abby Johnson spoke at the Lori Student Center at CSU Fort Collins. She is the former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas and author of the book "Unplanned". Nearly 700 were in attendance according to CSU/FOCUS. Abby spoke for 40 minutes before taking questions. She provides details not covered in her book. Its also interesting to contrast her speaking in a leadership role verses the highly personal account in her book.
With permission from Abby, a recording of the session is available here. The content is the same. Running time is about an hour.
On March 8, 2013, David Bereit, founder of 40 Days For Life, visited Boulder as part of a tour across Colorado that included Colorado Springs, Alamosa, Greeley, Fort Collins and Denver. He joined with Boulder 40 Days For Life in prayer and vigil at Boulder Abortion Clinic. Afterwards a soup and bread meal was held in Jubilee Hall at Sacred Heart Of Jesus. Following dinner, David spoke on topics including: the importance of Colorado in the spiritual against abortion, details of the 1st 40 Days For Life campaign in College Station TX, and the conversion of a church to an abortion clinic to pro-life ministry in Michigan. All who attended were moved by his talk.
With permission from David, a recording of the session is available here. The content is the same. Running time is 45 minutes. Sound quality is good.
March For Life was held in Denver on Jan 21, 2012 on the 39th anniversary of Roe vs Wade. The agenda included music and several pro-life speakers including Personhood Admendmen and keynote Speaker Mike Adams. There was a balloon release for the more than 50 babies saved at Planned Parenthood in Denver during the past year. There was a march through 16th St. Mall. By counting the people in the photos an estimate of 250 is reached. Its low because of the way the steps slope down the hill. 40 Days For Life was a welcome participant in the march with more than a dozen from the campaign in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins carrying the banner.Click For Photos
On Friday, Nov 18, the new Gabriel House in Boulder was dedicated by Bishop Conley.The choir from Sacred Heart Of Jesus School provided music. The crowd numbered over 100.
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Most of my sources in this essay are not Catholic. That shouldn’t be surprising. Catholics have no monopoly on respect for human dignity. Catholics do have a very long tradition of thinking about the nature of the human person and society, but I’d like to begin by setting the proper framework for our discussion. Read more...
Shawn Carney was in Colorado for Bare Foot For Babies in Greeley. Beforehand he visited the Fort Collins 40 Days For Life vigil site in front of Planned Parenthood at the intersection of Shields and Elizabeth.
On Thursday, Sep 8, 2011, Lighthouse Pregnancy Center conducted its the ground breaking ceremony. A group of approximately 50 members of the pro-life community were present to celebrate. Construction will begin shortly with an expected opening in early November. Read more...
Renovation of the Lighthouse Pregnancy Center has begun. It is located across the street from the Planned Parenthood on 38th and Quebec in Denver. Work began on Thursday, May 5, with demolition of some old structures, yard raking, removal of overgrown brush and thorn trees. There is a lot of charm hidden by the debris.See photos
On Saturday, May 14th, there will be a Texas Hold'em Tournament at Valley Country Club located at 14601 Country Club Drive, Aurora, CO. Proceeds will benefit the Lighthouse Pregnancy Center.
On Monday, Apr 11, there was a Gospel Of Life Prayer Party near Boulder Abortion Clinic. More than 120 joined in prayer and song, including Archbishop Chaput and more than 8 clergy. Many were attending their first pro-life event. The mood was uplifting.
Negative responses from passersby numbered in the single digits. Positive responses were twice that. The most common response was a combination of surprise and curiosity, numbering 5-10 times the positive and negative combined.
The police drove by 4 times. Seeing nothing requiring their attention, they smiled, waved and continued on their patrols.Click Here For Photos
On Monday February 14, Colorado participated in the "Vigil For Victims Of Underage Sex Trafficking" by keeping vigil on the public sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins.Read More / See Photos
The ever-shifting parameters of “cool” drove hordes of teens to put grease in their hair in the ‘50s, sleep outdoors for three days in the mud at Woodstock in the ‘60s, wear bell bottoms in the ‘70s, and popularized disturbingly neon clothing in the ‘80s. Much like the wind, “cool” is hard to pin down, but its effects on youth culture are hard to miss.
In many ways, coolness wasn’t a big help to adolescent development in the ‘80s and ‘90s. As a member of “generation Jeff Spicoli” (see “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”—or better yet, don’t see it!), drinking, messing around with girls, and skating by in school with a C- would have all been socially acceptable for me.
Thanks to an early conversion to the Catholic faith, I wasn’t a casualty of cool. In high school I wore baggy pants, had long hair and had a rosary dangling visibly from my pocket. I could rip on electric guitar and knew every John Michael Talbot (a Catholic quasi-monk musician) song ever written. I wasn’t the norm. The fact that I was deeply religious and regarded as cool by my peers was an anomaly. And as a teenager I stood out like a sore thumb at pro-life demonstrations.read more about pro-life is cool
On 2/5/11, a couple drove to the Planned Parenthood in Denver. They were receptive to the prayer warriors, who were handing out information. A Planned Parenthood security guard urged the couple to come in. The couple decided otherwise and left. Rejoice!
Bishop James D. Conley, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Denver, has written a prayer in support of the 40 Days For Life campaigns of Colorado. Pray it here.
Fr. Brian of St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Longmont encouraged participation with the 40 Days For Life campaign in Boulder. Their activities will include:
Cheyenne Right To Life Banquet was held on January 21 in the Kiwanis Community House. It raises funds for pro-life activities via a dinner and silent auction. Wyoming state legislators were amongst the 150 attendees.
The featured speaker was Fr. Tim Davies. His talk entitled "God Is Pro-Life" drew examples from both Old and New Testaments. Particularly moving was his description of Mary's pregnancy. The social norms then and now would classify it as a crisis pregnancy. Also speaking were Dan O'Brien on Northern Colorado Defending Life, Linda O'Brien describing the Fort Collins 40 Days For Life campaign and Bob Gilson drawing parallels between Abby Johnson's book "Unplanned" and experiences of the Boulder 40 Days For Life campaigns.
PITTSBURGH, PA, January 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A pro-life organization called “People Concerned for the Unborn Child” (PCUC) based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania organizes the largest coordinated contingent to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., sending 120-130 buses yearly.
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com
A leading breast cancer researcher says abortion has caused at least 300,000 cases of breast cancer causing a woman's death since the Supreme Court allowed virtually unlimited abortion in its 1973 case. Read more...