Category Archive: Abortion

Mar 24

Bakersfield Pregnancy Center to train volunteers

Witness to Life supporters have an opportunity to provide compassionate help to women and men who are facing unplanned pregnancies. The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center will train those who can commit to a few hours a week to volunteer to care for families in crisis, beginning April 21. Registration deadline is April 17; cost is $40. The …

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Feb 09

40 Days for Life marks 15th local campaign

Witness to Life encourages its members and supporters to participate in the local 40 Days for Life spring campaign that involves 40 Days of praying and fasting for an end to abortion. Vigil participants are needed to fill 24 one-hour shifts for each day of the campaign. Dozens of babies were saved from abortion while …

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Nov 06

Brittany Maynard’s storybook death shouldn’t add support for assisted suicide

Debra Saunders’ excellent commentary about the decision of a young woman with cancer who moved to Oregon to kill herself with the help of a doctor was published in the Nov. 5 edition of The Bakersfield Californian. Among the points she made: “If Maynard died with dignity, then does that mean that others who do …

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Nov 06

Thank you for voting pro-life!

A message from the California ProLife Council: Final results for the 2014 California General Election will not be fully tallied and confirmed until after November 5th. Yet almost 50 pro-life candidates secured their seats in this election! Please see here for a listing of all the races we won this year. While there were some pro-life losses …

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Oct 31

Help defend religious freedom in California

A message from Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life: October 24, 2014 Dear Friends, The state of California is requiring every insurance policy to cover abortion. And this has national implications. Even religious employers who are exempt from paying for contraceptives are now required to pay for abortions, for any reason, until 24 weeks, long …

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Oct 28

Witness to Life participates in Life Chain 2014

Witness to Life friends and supporters, including Fr. Larry Toschi of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, were among hundreds of participants representing various parishes in the community who lined several blocks each of 23rd and 24th streets in downtown Bakersfield on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on Oct. 26. KERO-TV, Channel 23 reported on the event, …

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Oct 24

Vote pro-life with help of voters guides

Two voters’ guides that show where candidates for local and state offices stand on life issues are available for those seeking this information before casting their votes in the mid-term elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014: California_Pro-Life 20141024voters_guide_no_judges Additionally, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have made the “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” guides available …

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Dec 28

A Message from Fr.Larry Toschi – Truth Will Win in the End

At the age of 66, I still remember a world that was drastically different from that in which we live today. Marriage, family, and child-bearing were of fundamental interest to society and protected by law. Abortion was illegal and, despite claims to the contrary, was very rare. This all changed within a few years. As …

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Nov 12

Efforts to roll back abortion laws start circulating

Abortion opponents got the green light on Thursday to begin gathering signatures for two voter referenda for the November ballot that would seek to overturn a pair of state laws that expand access to abortions in California. The Secretary of State approved proponent Laurette Elsberry’s request for a title and summary on the two referenda, one challenging AB 154 and the other AB …

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Nov 02

Let’s support Albuquerque with prayer!

  Santa Fe Archbishop Michael Sheehan, has come out in support of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance which, if successful, would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Albuquerque, NM. This ordinance, the first known effort to ban late-term abortions on the municipal level, has 54% of likely Albuquerque voters supporting it. It was placed on the ballot …

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