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Join CWA of Illinois at the March 20 Pro-Life Rally & Lobby Day

By | Illinois | No Comments

Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Illinois will be joining pro-life organizations, churches, and supporters for Illinois Family Institute’s Pro-Life Rally & Lobby Day at the Illinois State Capitol on March 20. We hope you will attend to lobby your legislators to OPPOSE two horrific abortion bills: Reproductive Health Act, HB 2495, and Parental Notice Abortion, HB 2467. Read our alert on the two bills here. 

Pro-Life Rally & Lobby Day Schedule

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lobby
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Rally in Rotunda
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Lobby 

Take Action!

  1. Take a stand for life by participating in the rally and lobby day. Here are a few details:
  • State Capitol address: 401 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62701.
  • Parking is available south and west of the capitol. There is additional parking on west side streets. (Bring quarters to feed the street parking meters.) Parking places fill up quickly, so plan to arrive early to be near the capitol.
  • Write down the names of your state senator and state representative before coming to the rally. Click hereto find out who they are.
  • Wear buttons and pro-life clothing.

 Be sure to stop by the CWA of Illinois booth in the capitol lobby! 

  1. If you cannot attend the event, please call your senator and representative to voice your opposition to HB2495 and HB2467. Click hereto find out who they are and how to contact him/her.

Please, pray that legislators will choose to protect life by voting in opposition to HB2495 and HB2467.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”- Edmund Burke

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
[email protected]
il.cwfa.org
815-297-2918

Take the next step!

  • Consider donating to CWA of Illinois online or write a check out to “Concerned Women for America,” put “CWA of IL” on the memo line, and then send it to CWA of Illinois at 1255 W. Empire Street, Freeport, IL 61032. Our state is run exclusively through donations. Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity.
  • Visit the CWA of Illinois webpage to see how you can become involved in our organization.
  • If someone forwarded this e-alert to you, and you would like to be on our e-alert list, email me, and I will be happy to add you.  You will receive legislative, project and event notices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your action is needed! Be a voice for our unborn children and their mothers!

By | North Dakota | No Comments

Dear Friend,

Just last week, HB 1336, the Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent bill, passed the State Senate after a unanimous “Do Pass” recommendation from the Senate Judiciary Committee members! HB 1336 now sits on the governor’s desk waiting for his signature!

HB 1336 is a pro-life, pro-woman bill that amends the informed consent requirements to include information that it may be possible to reverse the effects of the abortion pill (mifepristone). Information and assistance with the reversal possibility is to be includedin printed materials provided to women seeking an abortion. The printed consent material would also include the locations of facilities that provide medical services in the reversal of abortion-inducing drugs.

HB 1336 allows women seeking a medical abortion to receive information about their health decisions. Women not only have the right to be informed; they want to know their options. Read CWA of North Dakota testimony here.

Take Action: Your voice is needed to ensure HB 1336 becomes state law.
Please contact Gov. Doug Burgum today through his online contact form and respectfully urge him to sign, HB 1336.

Gov. Doug Burgum is receiving pressure from the pro-abortion crowd: Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Political Action Fund, Planned Parenthood of North Dakota Advocate and Rewire. Rewire News, an online pro-reproductive rights/pro-abortion news publication is asking the governor to veto HB 1336.

Spread the message to your family and friends. Let’s be sure Gov. Burgum hears from North Dakota citizens that support life! 

Suggested email message:
Dear Gov. Doug Burgum,

Please sign HB 1336, the Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent law. Women seeking an abortion deserve the right to complete information regarding their health decisions.

Sincerely,

Your Name, town

“Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21

Linda Thorson
State Director
CWA of North Dakota
nd.cwfa.org
[email protected]
Facebook: concerned Women for America of North Dakota

Watch the Outstanding Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent Bill Debated on the State Senate Floor

By | North Dakota | No Comments

On Friday, March 15, 2019, the North Dakota State Senate debated HB 1336, the Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent bill.   The bill passed!  You can watch the Senate chamber debate beginning at the 12:50:13 minute mark.

“God be merciful to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah

That Your way may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all nations.

Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.

Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy!
For You shall judge the people righteously,
And govern the nations on earth. Selah

Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.

Then the earth shall yield her increase;
God, our own God, shall bless us.

God shall bless us,
And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.”

-Psalm 67

To God be the Glory.

 

 

Action Needed on Illinois K-12 LGBTQ History Courses

By | Illinois | No Comments

The proselytizing of the LGBTQ lifestyle on impressionable school-aged children continues as HB 246 passed the Illinois House 60-42. Forty-four Republicans and 14 Democrats did not vote on the bill. If passed in the Senate and signed by the governor, this bill will go into effect July 1, 2020. Gov. Pritzker indicated he would sign the bill into law.

Click here to see how your State Representative voted.

HB 246 mandates:

  • Students will be instructed on the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in American and Illinois History.
  • With regards to the textbook block grant program, it provides that the textbooks authorized to be purchased must include the roles and contributions of all people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act and must be non-discriminatory as to any of the characteristics under the Act. 

At its core, HB 246 is about a moral issue that parents alone have the right to teach their children. As believers, we first and foremost rely on the Bible’s teachings against such lifestyles because it is in opposition to God’s plan for our lives. Secondly, medically, these lifestyles are statistically dangerous, and it is not in the interest of our children for us to portray them as normal and healthy when they medically and emotionally are not. According to a Center for Disease Control study, students in the LGB lifestyle are more likely to engage in risky behavior. This immoral lifestyle brings with it harm. This is not something to be taught or celebrated. 

Take Action:

  • Call your State Senator today and voice your opposition to HB 246. Click here to find your senator. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Illinois.
  • Forward this alert to like-minded family members and friends and encourage them to call their senator.

 Please join me in prayer that the minds of public-school children will be protected from the LGBTQ ideology and that the Church will arise to defend them.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
[email protected]
il.cwfa.org
815-297-2918 

Take the next step!

  • Consider donating to CWA of Illinois online or write a check out to “Concerned Women for America,” put “CWA of IL” on the memo line, and then send it to CWA of Illinois at 1255 W. Empire Street, Freeport, IL 61032. Our state is run exclusively through donations. Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity.
  • Visit the CWA of Illinois webpage to see how you can become involved in our organization.
  • If someone forwarded this e-alert to you, and you would like to be on our e-alert list, email me, and I will be happy to add you.  You will receive legislative, project and event notices.

Communities That Care Survey – Your Voice is Needed!

By | Kansas | No Comments

ACTION needed on opt-out Communities That Care Survey! We want to keep the opt in language.

Yesterday, HB 2361 passed out of the Children and Seniors Committee. The focus of this legislation is the Communities That Care Survey, which is a very invasive student health survey that CWA of Kansas very much opposes.

Currently, parents must opt their student(s) in to participate in the survey. We like this policy because schools assume the responsibility of ensuring they have parental permission to take the survey. The bill seeks to change opt-in to opt-out which is not in the best interest of parents and students.

Take Action: Contact the Speaker and House Majority Leader and urge them to not allow this bill to go before the House. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

  • Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman (R-District 78) Phone: 785 296-2302 | E-mail: [email protected]
  • Majority Leader Dan Hawkins (R-District 100) Phone: 785 291-7662 | E-mail: [email protected]

Please pray for our children as they go throughout their school day. Pray for the protection of their minds and hearts as they often hear and see things that are an antithesis to Biblical truths.

Thank you for all you do and considering doing this much needed task.

Sincerely,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org
785-260-5659
Facebook: Concerned Women for America of Kansas

Thank you for all you do educating, praying and acting in an appropriate manner. Please consider donating to CWA of Kansas by mailing a check to PO Box 8331, Topeka, KS 66608 or click here to donate to Kansas online. If you send a check, please make it out to “Concerned Women for America” and put “CWA of KS” on the memo line.

 

 

Pro-Life Bill – There is GOOD NEWS!

By | North Dakota | No Comments

Praise the Lord! On March 13, HB 1336, the Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent bill, received a unanimous vote of “Do Pass” recommendation from the Senate Judiciary Committee members!

Thank you, everyone, who contacted lawmakers regarding this important life changing bill! Women are strong and capable and should have the right to know, if they change their mind after taking the first abortion pill, that they may be able to reverse the chemical abortion procedure. Women should have the right to complete information regarding their health decisions.

HB 1336 will soon be voted on by all 47 members of the North Dakota State Senate, possibly as early as tomorrow, Friday, March 15.   Please take a moment today to contact senators to ask them to vote for HB 1336.

Status: On January 21, CWA of North Dakota submitted testimony in support of HB 1336 to the House Human Services Committee. The bill passed by a vote of 73 yeas and 16 nays! Then on March 4, I was there to testify on behalf of CWA of North Dakota members in support of the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee members. Committee members gave the bill a 5-0 Do Pass recommendation! You can read my testimony here.

Your voice for life is needed! Will you take a moment and contact the members of the Senate? Ask them to vote yes on HB 1336. Spread the message to your family and friends. Let’s be sure senators hear from North Dakota citizens that support this bill!

Suggested email message:
Dear Senator,
Please vote in favor of HB 1336, the Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent bill. Women seeking an abortion deserve the right to complete information regarding their health decisions.
Sincerely,
Your Name, town

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Pray! Be encouraged! We have so much for which to be thankful. Thank God for all those He has placed in authority. Thank Him for the opportunity today to be a voice for unborn children and their mothers!

“I exhort, therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of god our Savior.” – I Timothy 2: 1-3

Linda Thorson
State Director
CWA of North Dakota
nd.cwfa.org
[email protected]
Facebook: Concerned Women for America of North Dakota

North Carolina Governor and Attorney General Put Our Unborn at Risk

By | North Carolina | No Comments

I am sad to report that on Monday, March 4, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed a lawsuit to block the Trump administration’s new Protect Life Rule policy, Title X Rule, that prevents taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood and other abortion companies. North Carolina is among more than 20 states who have filed and is the only Southern state joining this lawsuit. It is interesting to note that most of these states have Democrat governors.

This new Title X Rule would ban Title X family planning providers from making referrals for abortion services and require providers to physically and financially separate their Title X practices from their abortion services. According to Planned Parenthood’s own research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, reported that 926,200 babies died by abortion in 2014! CWA does not consider abortion to be a method of “family planning.”

Also, the American Medical Association (AMA) and Planned Parenthood are suing the Trump Administration regarding the new regulations, stating that it poses a “national public health crisis.” The fact is that there are a vast number of federally qualified health centers all over the nation that provide low-income families their family planning services. Abby Johnson, once a Planned Parenthood clinic director, reported on thehill.com that, “Planned Parenthood has about 650 facilities nationwide, all of which provide very limited care to their patients. Yet there are over 13,000 non-abortion providing Federally Qualified Health Centers that provide whole health care to women and their families. And that number doesn’t include the tens of thousands of private and group physicians that accept government subsidy programs like Medicaid.”

Planned Parenthood says that they will not accept the new regulations and will therefore relinquish approximately $60 million in annual funding. I must confess that brings a smile to my face.

Please click on this link to learn why CWA supports the Trump Administration’s new Title X regulations.

Please Take Action:

  1. Contact Governor Cooper by phone: 919-814-2000 and/or email.
    Contact Attorney General Stein by phone: 919-716-6400.
    Respectfully notify them their lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s new Title X policy does not represent your views and that you favor the new Title X regulations.
  2. Also contact AMA President Barbara L. McAneny, MD and the Board of Trustees at this link. Let them know that you are alarmed that they would join together with Planned Parenthood, that you support the new Title X regulations, and lastly, that the AMA of all medical organizations should support this new life-saving policy.

Please pray and fast for the protection of the unborn. Jesus said to his disciples, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Mark 10:14-15)

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina
[email protected]
nc.cwfa.org

Consider getting more involved with CWA of North Carolina!

  • Join a Prayer/Action chapter in your area. Contact me today to find out where the closest one is located to you.
  • If someone forwarded you this e-alert and you would like to be on our e-alert list, please contact me.
  • Please donate to CWA of North Carolina. Our state is run exclusively by volunteers and supported 100 percent through donations. The lighthouse is pictured on our website symbolizing that we are to be a light in the darkness. In these dark days, please consider being a light by donating to the prayer and action ministry of CWA of North Carolina. Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity!

 

 

 

Texas Born-Alive Infant Protection Act Needs Your Support

By | Texas | No Comments

Concerned Women for America of Texas applauds state Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano) for filing HB 16 protecting infants born-alive after an attempted abortion. The bill says: “A physician who performed or attempted the abortion must exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious physician would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.”  Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Benham) is set to file the companion bill, SB 23, in the Senate.

Act:  Make your voice heard!  Ask your Texas representative to co-author this bill. You can find your Representative here. Be sure to let him/her know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Texas.

Pray: Ask God to open the eyes and ears of legislators to the reality of infanticide taking place in Texas and to give them the courage to oppose it.

Help make Texas safe for babies.

Blessings,

Ann Hettinger

State Director

CWA of Texas

[email protected]

tx.cwfa.org

 

Illinois Public Schools Poised to Teach K-12 LGBTQ History Courses

By | Illinois | No Comments

If Democrats have their way, Illinois public school K-12 history classes will include a study in the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in American and Illinois history. Introduced by Anna Moeller (D-District 43 – Elgin) HB0246 ups the ante on LGBTQ indoctrination in the public school system. If passed, this bill will go into effect July 1, 2020.

Leftists have taken advantage of taxpayer money in public schools to promote and legitimize their LGBTQ ideology, while vilifying and stifling traditional values and beliefs. With little pushback and opposition from the Church, the LGBTQ movement has solidified their agenda via legislation.

Please make your voice heard on HB0246! It is currently in the House. Our state representatives need to know that there are many who oppose this. Legislators judge public opinion by the responses of their constituents to the bills.

PLEASE TAKE ACTION!

  • Call and/or email your state representative and respectfully ask him/her to oppose HB0246. Click hereto find out who your representative is and how to contact him/her.
  • Forward this alert to like-minded family members and friends and encourage them to pray and take action.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN PRAYER that our legislators would stand up and protect the minds of public-school children from the LGBTQ ideology. Pray the Church will arise to defend the children.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
[email protected]
il.cwfa.org
815-297-2918

Take the next step!

  • Consider donating to CWA of Illinois online or write a check out to “Concerned Women for America,” put “CWA of IL” on the memo line, and then send it to CWA of Illinois at 1255 W. Empire Street, Freeport, IL 61032. Our state is run exclusively through donations. Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity.
  • Visit the CWA of Illinois webpage to see how you can become involved in our organization.
  • If someone forwarded this e-alert to you, and you would like to be on our e-alert list, email me, and I will be happy to add you.  You will receive legislative, project, and event notices.

 

 

 

 

 

Two Bad Gambling Bills Defeated!!

By | South Dakota | No Comments

SJR2 is a gambling bill that would have placed the issue on the 2020 ballot for all South Dakota voters to decide if we would want to legalize sports betting in the City of Deadwood.

SJR2 was defeated in the House 33-32-5.  Thanks be to God! Check the votes here. We wanted a NO vote, not to calendar for further debate and action.  (A majority vote of the House was required to place SJR2 on the calendar.  It did not receive the needed 36 votes.)

Those behind this bill have indicated that they will proceed to gather signatures on petitions to place it on the ballot in 2020. Encourage your friends not to sign such a petition!

CWA has always taken a position against the expansion of gambling. Interestingly, the Department of Revenue came forth in opposition, stating that their analysis showed that this legalization of sports gambling would cost the state more than it would bring in for revenue, due to the costs of regulation, etc. This was a message that possibly is backed by Gov. Kristi Noem, who stated during her gubernatorial campaign that she was against the expansion of gambling.

Sadly, South Dakota is second in the country with the number of gambling addicts, with Nevada being the first.

Another gambling bill was defeated in the full Senate on Monday, February 25.  

SJR5 was a gambling bill that would have placed the issue on the 2020 ballot for all South Dakota voters to decide. SJR5 would allow roulette, keno, craps, limited card games, and slot machines in the city of Yankton. The vote was 13 to 22. Praise God! Check the votes here. We wanted a No vote.

Sanctity of Life

There are several good pro-life bills that easily passed in the Legislature. We will have a full report on these life bills in our spring newsletter.

A special thanks to all of you who both prayed and acted on these bills, and others, as we have moved through the legislative session. Your efforts reaped a harvest.

Linda Schauer

State Director
CWA of South Dakota
[email protected]
sd.cwfa.org