Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Stop The Abortion Mandate" Webinar - Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

On Thursday, the OLOP|YA group is invited to take part in a webcast
with Priest for Life, Fr. Frank Pavone. We hope as many of you as
possible will be able to participate.

Details are listed below, though registration for the event is
accessed at http://www.stoptheabortionmandate.com/. Registration also
allows those who are unable to be online at the time of the webcast to
later access a recording of the webcast audio.

Giant Webcast Thursday to Educate and Mobilize Pro-Life Americans
Against Great Dangers of Obama Health Care Bill

Coalition of leaders alarmed that pro-lifers unaware of what is at
stake with "Obamacare"

A coalition of prominent pro-life leaders has arranged a giant, Stop
The Abortion Mandate live webcast for the public this coming Thursday,
July 23, to alert Americans about the great dangers of the Democrat-
proposed health care bill.

David Bereit, a coalition member and leader of 40 Days for Life, told
LifeSiteNews that he is temporarily de-emphasizing his current 40 Days
for Life tasks to concentrate on this issue because of its extreme
importance. He is concerned that pro-lifers are not aware of what is
at stake with the health care bill.

Connie Marshner, a well-known Washington pro-life political organizer,
warned today that "this is the biggest issue since Roe v Wade. This is
not just about funding. Everyone will be forced to have abortion
coverage." Further, she warned, the effect of successful passage of
the Health Care bill will dramatically change the pro-life movement as
we know it "because every doctor and health care worker will be forced
to be involved in abortion."

The pro-life webcast's promotional material states that "Powerful
abortion industry lobbyists and Washington, D.C. bureaucrats have just
launched a massive effort to mandate taxpayer-funded abortions as part
of their proposed trillion-dollar healthcare takeover."

They list four main results of what they call "this abortion industry

Impose one of the cornerstones of the "Freedom of Choice Act" (FOCA)
by stealth
Force taxpayers to fund a huge abortion industry bailout -- something
the majority of Americans oppose, and certainly cannot afford in these
tough economic times

Mandate that virtually every American be forced into a health plan
that includes abortion coverage
Require honorable medical providers to violate their consciences and
perform abortions -- or risk losing their jobs

The one-time-only LIVE webcast event will take place this Thursday,
July 23, at 9 PM Eastern (6 PM Pacific, 7 PM Mountain, 8 PM Central.)

The live webcast, for which there is no charge, will be approximately
70 minutes long and will be accessible even to Internet users with
only a dial-up connection. Participants who register for the event
will be able to listen in on the live audio and submit questions.
During the event, the following nationally known leaders will be

MIKE HUCKABEE, Former Governor and Presidential Candidate
DR. CHARMAINE YOEST, Americans United for Life
TONY PERKINS, Family Research Council
FR. FRANK PAVONE, Priests for Life
DOUGLAS JOHNSON, National Right to Life Committee
TOM MINNERY, Focus on the Family
CONGRESSMAN CHRIS SMITH, U.S. House of Representatives
KRISTIN HAWKINS, Students for Life of America
CONGRESSMAN JOE PITTS, U.S. House of Representatives
DR. RICHARD LAND, Southern Baptist Convention
CARMEN PATE, Point of View Radio Show
DAVID BEREIT, 40 Days for Life

The Webcast organizers state that those who join the webcast will

The shocking facts about the sweeping legislation that the political
power brokers are trying to ram through before Congress goes on summer
The devastating implications of the proposed mandates -- facts the
abortion industry doesn't want

Americans to hear...
* Why respected leaders, national organizations, and pro-life
people are joining together in record numbers to challenge this
attempted power-grab...

The exact action steps YOU can take to make a difference at this
crucial moment...

Registration for the event is accessed at http://www.stoptheabortionmandate.com/.
Registration also allows those who are unable to be online at the time
of the webcast to later access a recording of the webcast audio.

Organizers are hoping that 100,000 people will participate in this
very urgent and unique education and action event.