Friday, April 4, 2014

Join us this evening in Naples, FL

Tonight, we are screening the 40 film! This documentary is a fantastic look at the history of the pro-life cause and what the future holds. It includes the personal stories of women and men affected by unplanned pregnancy, interviews with pro-life leaders (including SPL's Kelsey Hazzard), discussion of common themes in the abortion debate, and much more. There is no charge to attend, but donations are encouraged.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Room 110 of the Ave Maria School of Law, which is in the Vineyards neighborhood. The address for your GPS is 1025 Commons Circle, Naples, FL.
Free food: Pizza and wings

Click here for the facebook event.

Many thanks to, in no particular order:
  • John Morales, Director of 40, for joining us this evening;
  • Cynthia Morales, John's wife and 40's Development Coordinator, for logistical support;
  • Lex Vitae, the pro-life law student organization, for arranging our free use of the space and promoting the event on campus (who said secular and Catholic groups can't get along?); and
  • Professor Alex Vernon of the Asylum and Immigration Rights Law Clinic, for logistical support.


JDC said...

Sounds awesome! Wish I could be there.

Chris P said...

Why are you condoning the Catholic Church? A lying, dishonest thieving, kidnapping, molesting and misogynistic bunch of crazy. Bishops who advocate for the death of women by refusing needed abortions.
You people are so far off track it isn't funny.

Coyote said...

You might be making a hasty generalization here, considering that not all Catholics are like this.

Chris P said...

Then why are they Catholics. Either they follow all the rules and support the crazy or they are not Catholics. By belonging they are condoning.

Coyote said...

So one needs to blindly follow all aspects of a religion in order to belong to that religion? I would think that many people would disagree with you on this.

Also, as an agnostic myself, I don't necessarily think that they are condoning what the Catholic Church is doing simply by belonging to this church. Rather, they might simply like other aspects of this church and simply hope that the Catholic Church will eventually stop doing all of the bad things which it is currently doing.

Chris P said...

That is what the Roman Catholic Church demands. Liking other aspects of the church clearly shows the ludicrousness of religions

Sounder said...

Not Catholic, so I might not be the best person to explain, but my understanding is that Catholic teaching allows certain procedures that are necessary to save the mother as long as the death of the child is an indirect and unintended, though unavoidable, consequence of those actions. For instance if she has uterine cancer and the uterus needs to be removed right away to save her, it should be removed. Hopefully the baby is old enough to survive, but if not his or her death is an unintended consequence and no direct action was taken against him or her; the death is simply an unavoidable consequence of the procedure that was necessary to save the mother.

And while there have obviously been terrible instances of molestation in the Catholic church, those things are NOT a part of Catholic teaching, and the VAST majority of Catholics recognize such things to be reprehensible. It's not reasonable to vilify an entire group of people based on how a few of them behave.

Kelsey said...

So now using a room at a Catholic school = condoning everything the Catholic church has ever said and done? That's awfully limiting...

Our first choice for this event was a local public school, but it wound up being too expensive. Incidentally, a former band teacher at that school is currently in prison for having sex with a student. If we'd had the event at the public school, would we have been "condoning" statutory rape?

Chris P said...

I think the Catholic Church wins on the statutory rape count. Using a room at a church means you are putting religion into your message and religion is fiction.

Jameson Graber said...

Sexual abuse is far more widespread (by an order of magnitude) among public school teachers than among Catholic priests.