Prolife Victories

Obscene or Just Free?

WORLDNETDAILY.COM, March 12 — The Thomas More Law Center has threatened a Virginia high school with a lawsuit unless it allows a student to wear a pro-life T-shirt in school.

A student at Denbigh High School in Newport News, Va., was told Feb. 18 he couldn't wear a shirt that said: “Abortion is Homicide. You will not silence my message. You will not mock my God. You will stop killing my generation. Rock for Life.” The school said the shirt violates its policy against profane or obscene language.

On March 9 the law center sent a letter to the school, giving it 10 days to reverse its decision or face a lawsuit.

Last year a Pennsylvania school reversed its decision and allowed a student to wear a pro-life T-shirt after the center explained the student's First Amendment rights and threatened a lawsuit.

Lobbying London vs. Abortion

EKKLESIA (United Kingdom), March 11 — Norma McCorvey has been lobbying against abortion for years in the United States. Now she's taking her message overseas.

McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” in the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade court decision legalizing abortion in the United States, lobbied members of the British Parliament on March 11 to change the country's legalized abortion law.

She gave an address to pro-life members and peers (British nobles) of Parliament and discussed with BBC Radio her conversion to the pro-life cause. McCorvey, a Catholic convert, said she now adheres to the pro-life views championed by Pope John Paul II.

Getting Out the Vote for Life

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL, March 9 — Rock for Life is seeking this year to register 500,000 young and first-time voters before the Nov. 2 general election.

The youth pro-life group announced plans to register that many young people to vote at rock concerts, music festivals and colleges across the country, according to the wire service.

The organization said it would use its 100 chapters nationwide to encourage votes for pro-life candidates in the November election.

More Missouri Money for Life

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, March 10 — A Missouri House subcommittee has voted to resume funding for an abortion-alternatives program.

The House Appropriations subcommittee voted March 9 to include $570,000 for the program in the next fiscal year, beginning July 1.

The program, which seeks to discourage abortion by offering financial help and counseling to pregnant women, ended last May when funding ran out, the wire service reported. The Legislature funded the program for the next year, but Democratic Gov. Bob Holden withheld the money, citing state budget difficulties.

In the year before the program ended, 648 women received help with their pregnancies and births, according to health department statistics.

Most of the women were poor and age 24 or younger.

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.