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Peace & Life Connections #106 - April 20, 2012

Labor for Life Australia

        Tara McInnes writes to tell us of a group she founded called Labor for Life. Their Facebook page states, "Labor for Life is a national organisation which has been set up to link members of the Australian Labor Party who support pro-life issues. These include, but are not limited to abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, unjust war, discrimination of the disabled and marginalised, and embryonic stem cell research."

Member Group Acts: Friends Witness for a Prolife Peace Testimony
 
        The group of prolife Quakers is sending a representative to the once-every-twenty-years World Conference of Quakers, happening from April 17-25. They’re scheduled to have a table and an informal 90-minute interest group session there. Since that representative, Rachel MacNair, is also editor of this e-newsletter, you can expect a quick report when she gets back in a couple of weeks.
        The Quaker web site includes a page explaining pacifism to pro-lifers, personal stories, and a good set of recommended books. They also have a page on their sister church the Mennonites, which is traditionally pacifist and has an official anti-abortion position, making it a consistent-life denomination.
 
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Quotations of the Week
A106 S 2Julie Schmit-Albin, Executive Director, Nebraska Right to Life, April 9, 2012
In an open letter to Nebraska State Senators in support of a bill to restore prenatal funding for undocumented pregnant mothers.  
 
        "It is sad and alarming that we have come to this point where some of the major pro-life leaders in the Legislature are choosing to put the illegal immigration issue and who pays for what, over the life and health of babies in the womb . . . When did it become important to pick and choose which babies deserve prenatal care and which don't, by virtue of the womb in which they reside?”
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