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For additional information about dealing with the effects of abortion, visit a website sponsored by Project Rachel at the following link:  www.HopeAfterAbortion.org


For information about the early stages of human development following fertilization, visit: 
www.secondlookproject.org 


A ministry for men affected by abortion is called Project Joseph and can be found at the following website: www.projectjosephdallas.org 


For information on abortion pill reversal, call the 24-hour, nurse-staffed hotline at 1-877-558-0333.




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March 2021 Newsletter, Volume 26, No. 1:

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE FOR LIFE

BPPFL Remains Alert

Even though BPPFL members and pro-life friends have not been able to meet because of the virus, we remain alert to any erosion into pro-life accomplishments.  One of those accomplishments is the Hyde Amendment.  As you know, the Hyde Amendment is a Congressional legislative provision that restricts the use of federal funds to pay for abortions with a few exceptions.  The Hyde Amendment has been in effect since 1976.  In 1980 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Hyde Amendment did not violate the U.S. Constitution.

Thanks to the Hyde Amendment, pro-life people do not have their taxes used for something that is morally objectionable.  It encourages the protection of human life and is an important pro-life policy.  We must be alert to any challenge to the Hyde Amendment in 2021.  Our representatives in Congress need to hear from us if and when such challenges occur.

The Value of Ultrasound and Love (by Teresa Kenney, BPPFL Board Member)

A while back, when life was a bit more normal, my six-year-old son was at a school presentation where he witnessed a live ultrasound of a twenty-week fetus in the womb.  When he returned from school that day, I asked him what he saw on the ultrasound.  Promptly and with enthusiasm, he exclaimed: "A baby, Mom!"  I then asked him about his favorite part of the ultrasound.  He thought about it and said, "Listening to the heartbeat."

As a women's healthcare practitioner, I have witnessed pregnant women have this same response.  I recently cared for a young woman who was considering abortion.  As I performed an ultrasound she was astonished at how developed her baby was, pointing out the arms and legs, and hearing the strong heartbeat.  She saw what my six-year-old son was able to see: a tiny, living human being.

Throughout history and across cultures, people have used labels to devalue certain classes of human beings.  We have seen labels applied to race, gender, religion, disability, and health status, among many other categories.  These labels not only often violate basic scientific truths but also seek to strip human beings of their intrinsic dignity.  This same plight is all too familiar to the unborn human being who is often labeled as less than human.

As a women's healthcare practitioner for over the last twenty years, I have the honor of working with countless women who are pregnant, struggling with infertility, recovering from miscarriage, and healing from post-abortion experiences.  Throughout these experiences, I have always upheld the Hippocratic Oath to "do no harm" to either a mother or her unborn child, to respect their intrinsic and inviolable human dignity.  In short, to love them both.

Just as the woman who heard her child's heartbeat and saw the human life she was carrying and just as my six-year-old son undeniably recognized a baby on ultrasound, I hope each of us can recognize the amazing reality that is the human life of the unborn child.

Look For It 

Nebraska Congressional Representative Jeff Fortenberry looks to introduce a bill into Congress called "Care for Her."  The following is from his website.  "Soon, I will be introducing legislation entitled Care for Her.  It lets a woman know that we, as a community of care, will be there through the miraculous journey of giving life.  The bill would build on existing communities of support to ensure that a pregnant woman knows what is available to her, and fill in gaps with education, job training, and childcare through local and state capacities.  As we have learned from Head Start, children do better when moms are part of community."

BPPFL members are encouraged to follow the progress of this pro-life bill and consider supporting it as it advances, hopefully to become law.  Thank you.


A Message from the President of BPPFL

Dear Members of BPPFL,


We have experienced a very difficult time with the Covid pandemic, including many limitations of our normal activities.  We need to remember, however, that we cannot afford to let up on our enthusiastic work against the horrible evil of abortion.  This is still taking place in our state, nation, and around the world.  During the last year. there have been more abortion deaths of human beings, male and female, than there have been Covid deaths.

There are many positive steps that we can continue to do during the time of pandemic and afterwards to help reduce and stop abortions, including: 

1) Prayer
2) Seeking new candidates for office that are Pro-Life
3) Communications with our elected officials on life issues
4) Voting for Pro-Life candidates and Pro-Life legislation
5) Speaking with people about Pro-Life in our environments
6) Educate ourselves and others about the horrors of abortion
7) Live and speak about the positives of life and wear Pro-Life pins
8) Getting new members for BPPFL and other Pro-Life groups

These are just a few of the ways we can promote a Pro-Life culture as God desires, and save many lives.  Be creative.

We on the Board are working hard to set our next BPPFL meeting as soon as safely possible.  We have our speaker, a Professor at Creighton, and we are seeking to get as many Pro-Life young people to attend as possible.  We are seeking to increase membership, spark enthusiasm, help increase our meeting attendance, keep in touch with current Pro-Life matters, and spread the news to as many as possible.

Hope to see you soon, and send us any new plans or ideas you may have.

         

God Bless,
John H. Kellogg, Jr.
President of BPPFL

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