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CWA of Maine Seeks People to Testify About the Importance of Parenting in Regards to Abortion

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The 127th Legislature is holding public hearings on legislation, and LD 83 is one of high interest to Concerned Women for America of Maine, and soon to be scheduled for a hearing before the Judiciary Committee.

L.D. #83 “An Act To Strengthen the Consent Laws for Abortions Performed on Minors and Incapacitated Persons” is sponsored by Senator Paul Davis (R-Sangerville). A copy of the bill and all information regarding it at the Maine Legislature may be found here.

Minors can’t get an aspirin at school, but they can get an abortion without parental consent.

Take Action: We are seeking people to testify and advocate especially:

  • Educators
  • Those in the legal profession
  • Those in the medical profession
  • Social workers, especially those who deal with abuse issues
  • Civil servants
  • Parents/Grandparents

If you are willing to testify, know someone who is, or you are willing to just come and stand with us at the hearing, please let me know. Please e-mail me or call (207) 465-6015. Christians need to show up, stand up and speak up, and this is your opportunity to right this wrong in Maine. Won’t you join me and be passionate about the things about which God cares.

Penny Morrell
State Director

Second Annual Respect Life Day at the State Capitol

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CWA of Maine Encourages you to attend the Second Annual Respect Life Day at the State Capitol:

February 26, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hall of Flags (2nd Floor), State House, Augusta, Maine

Concerned Women for America of Maine’s (CWA of Maine) good friend, Dennis Keller of State Farm Insurance in Augusta is sponsoring refreshments and coffee for the second year in a row for this wonderful educational day at Maine’s Capitol. Come and enjoy this event along with legislators and their staffs and others visiting the Capitol that day to explore exhibitor organizations from across the state and learn about Maine’s respect life movement. Our CWA of Maine booth will be right next to the refreshments table and we look forward to seeing you.

This is NOT a rally, protest or march. It is an educational and informational event sponsored by Maine Right to Life, providing a wonderful opportunity to speak with pro-life leaders and learn how to be an advocate for the most vulnerable among us at all stages of life.

It is also an excellent time to meet your senator and representative and share your respect for life position, and learn their perspective on the issue. You might want to contact them ahead of time to schedule an appointment on that day. For legislator contact information click here: Legislators This day also provides an excellent time to request support for L.D. #83, An Act to Strengthen the Consent Laws for Abortions Performed on Minors. Sen. Paul Davis (R-Sangerville) is the sponsor of the bill.

Families, students, singles, and seniors are welcome to attend this family-friendly educational respect life day as we meet pro-life colleagues working in respect life organizations from Kittery to Presque Isle. See you then!

Join CWA of Maine as we Support the 40 Days for Life February 18 – March 29

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine would like to invite both churches and individuals to join with more than 650,000 people worldwide who are saving babies and protecting women from the harmful effects of abortion. The 40 Days for Life will begin on Wednesday, February 18, and will end on Sunday, March 29. The event will be held across from Family Planning on Gabriel Drive in Augusta each day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please contact Judy Icenogle by phone at 872-6558 or by e-mail at ricejuice@gwi.net, and she will work with you to schedule a time slot(s) for you to pray in person against the holocaust of abortion. Or click here to sign up through the web.

I will be speaking at the Kick-Off Event Sunday, February 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event will also be held across from Family Planning. Play a role in this life-changing experience. As always, it will be an exciting time as we anticipate what God will do as a result of our prayers and fasting. Please come by and say “hello.”

Be sure to invite others to participate as they are able during the 40 days and encourage them to attend the Kick-Off event.

Click here for flyer.

Please pray with me: “God, we ask your listening ear as we cry out to you to end abortion in our land and ask for every pro-life Mainer to come out, let their voices be heard and work with You to that end. Thank you.”

Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine), District 2, Votes Pro-Life!

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I encourage all Maine pro-life citizens to contact Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Maine), District 2, and thank him for his vote last Thursday in favor of H.R. 7 to prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions. Click here to read the bill. The final vote was: 239 Republicans and three Democrats voting in favor, and one Republican and 178 Democrats opposing.

Here’s what the liberal media is saying about his vote:

Bruce Poliquin Attacks Maine Women’s Access to Health Care on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (Maine Dems)

Poliquin’s vote for anti-abortion measure prompts disagreement over Maine values (SunJournal)

It’s time to show Rep. Poliquin our support. We must let him know how much we appreciate his pro-life stance. E-mail Rep. Poliquin today and thank him for voting for H.R. 7. Then, ask others to do the same.

Federal Pro-Life Vote This Thursday In Need of Maine’s Support

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The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), this Thursday, January 22.

Please help pass this legislation by calling our Maine Congressional delegates to the U.S. House of Representatives and ask for their support right away.

Click here for 1st District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s contact information.

Click here for 2nd District Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s contact information.

This measure will ban abortion after 20-weeks’ gestation. Exceptions to the bill would involve dangers to the life of the mother or cases of rape and incest. America is one of only seven nations out of 196 countries in the world to allow this holocaust.

H.R. 36 is sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R–Tennessee).

Now that Republicans control the Senate, we are hopeful this important legislation will be brought to the floor in the spring. Please call the two Maine senators and request their support.

Click here for Senator Susan Collins’ contact information.

Click here for Senator Angus King’s contact information.

Please pray and ask the Lord to give us victory in this matter.

Thank you for making a difference right where you are to bring a Biblical perspective to public policy in Maine and our nation. Your involvement is critical, as always.

For Life!

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine
director@maine.cwfa.org
me.cwfa.org

Merry Christmas!

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“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end …” Isaiah 9:6 & 7a

CWA of Maine is praising God for His indescribable gift and praying that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Gov. LePage’s Veto Upheld – Abortion Providers Denied Additional Funds

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As you know, CWA of Maine opposed LD 1247 and encouraged you to do the same. This bill would have given more funding to Family Planning and Planned Parenthood, the two major abortion providers in Maine.

On April 28, Gov. Paul LePage vetoed LD 1247, and then on May 1, the House failed to override his veto. A 2/3 vote in the House and Senate were needed to override his veto.

In Gov. LePage’s letter to the Members of the 126th Legislature dated April 28, he outlined his reasons for the veto. Click to read letter.

Thank the Lord: Take a moment to thank the Lord for this wonderful victory.

Thank you: A hearty “Thank You!” for your faithful prayers and actions concerning LD 1247.

Thank them: Look and see how your representative voted and thank him/her, or express disappointment, on how he/she voted. Click here to find out who your representative