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Thursday, December 15, 2017                                                             
Update No. 956

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1625 W. 26th St.; Erie, PA

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 Erie, PA 16512

In this E-Mail Update
March for Life Bus Trip: Early Bird Cutoff Dec. 22
There is only one week left to take advantage of the Early Bird discount for March for Life bus seats.

The seats are filling up rather quickly this year. So act quickly, by next Thursday, while seats are still available and receive a $9 subsidy for each seat purchased.

Early Bird Special Price: $46 per seat

Full Price (after December 22): $55 per seat

Register Online using PayPal or a credit card.  |  Mail your check to P.O. Box 1126; Erie, PA 16512.  |  Or visit People for Life at 1625 W. 26th St.

As of this morning, 139 bus seats are taken and 81 are still available.

A trip to the March for Life just might make the perfect Christmas gift for that special pro-life teen, a spouse, or the whole family!

People for Life will continue providing discounts after December 22 on a case-by-case, where-needed basis, as the generosity of local sponsors allows us to do so.

If finances are a problem, call 814-882-1333 to inquire about sponsorship.

If you would like to sponsor one or more marchers, remember that $55 will completely cover the cost of a seat for one person, or allow two people to get their seats at half price. Sponsorship donations (of any amount) can be made by using any of the three methods mentioned above.

Friday: Give $99 and $ave BIG on Photography
Here's a reminder from Lorei Portraits.

GIVE big. RECEIVE bigger. Donate $99 to People for Life, receive a $500 portrait certificate from Lorei Portraits. This is your opportunity to give to People for Life, improve our community, and experience the stunning and beautiful portrait art of Lorei Portraits. For 26 years we've been creating family treasures.

Call 814-868-0888 or stop by our studio and make your pledge through us to People for Life. You will receive a handsome, wrapped portrait certificate. We are open 9-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Remember, the Big Give is one day only -- Friday, December 16th.

This offer is good for a family, high school senior, children or a non-business individual portrait. It cannot be gifted or combined with other certificates or offers. Non-transferable. No cash value. Offer expires December 16, 2016. Some restrictions apply.

Lorei Portraits is committed to giving back to the community and supporting local charities. In 2016, we raised and donated goods and services worth over $150,000 for local charities.

March for Life Update and Reflections
People for Life is sponsoring a bus trip to the biggest annual pro-life event in the world, the Washington, DC March for Life. This will be our 44th bus trip, since our first March for Life in January 1974. Four motor coaches and experienced drivers provided by Anderson Coach & Travel will help make our travels comfortable and worry-free. Seating is limited, so don't delay; make your reservations as soon as possible.
The March for Life will take place on a Friday again this year, January 27, exactly one week after the presidential inauguration. The inauguration will mark the end the radically pro-abortion Obama administration! For the first time in eight years, the United States will have a pro-life president and a pro-life vice-president.
President-elect Trump has been very candid about his pro-life convictions. He has backed up his words with a string of high-level, pro-life appointments that began with his selection of Governor Mike Pence to be his vice presidential running-mate. Pence has a 100% pro-life congressional voting record and a strong record of pro-life advocacy as the governor of Indiana. 


Our turn to march will come just six days after a pro-abortion march that is being billed as the "Women's March on Washington." That march is being hastily organized to denounce the pro-life advances that our opponents fear will emerge during the next four years and perhaps even during the first 100 days of the Trump administration. People for Life is ready to do its part to ensure that our March for Life is many, many times bigger than their march of death.


This March for Life will be a crucial opportunity to show our support for President Trump and Vice President Pence and for all of the pro-life government officials who will be working in the new administration and the new 115th Congress. The March will also be our best opportunity to show that we expect meaningful pro-life action without delay. A really huge turnout for the March for Life has never been more important. Two immediate priorities on the minds of the marchers will be a cutoff of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation's biggest abortion company, and pro-life appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court.


The Bus Trip is economical in terms of time as well as money. The entire trip requires only about 27 hours, give or take. (Last January, a stoppage on the Pennsylvania Turnpike resulted in a 24-hour delay during our return trip. This was our 43rd March for Life Bus Trip and the only time we ever experienced a significant delay.) Seats are priced at $55, just enough to cover the cost of the buses. The cost of meals can be kept to a minimum by bringing along lots of food and drinks. There are no hotel rooms involved, except for our drivers. They will sleep while we march.


We love to host student, church, and other groups, as well as individuals. New groups are always welcome. Our goal is to share the March experience with as many people as possible. For the past nine years, our largest group has consisted of 50 or so middle school students from St. George School along with their chaperones and some parents and siblings. Our Lady of the Lake Church in Edinboro sent a group with us for the first time last January, and another group from the church, about 35 people, will join us again this year. Groups from Mercyhurst University and the Federated Church of East Springfield are also registered. More are expected.
Our buses will depart from St. George School on Thursday evening, January 26 at 11 p.m. One of them will pickup more passengers at the Edinboro Exit of I-79 and rejoin the other buses at our first rest stop. We will arrive in Washington at approximately 7 a.m. and park at RFK Stadium. The return trip begins at 5 p.m.


The March for Life program officially begins at noon with a rally on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The March will be 1.6 miles long, beginning at 15th & Constitution Avenue and ending at the U.S. Supreme Court.


Visiting our nation's capitol is always a special experience for many people, but being there for the March for Life really takes it to the next level. The minor discomforts of an all-night bus trip, chilly weather, and tired feet only add to the intensity of the experience. We do it, not for fun or personal satisfaction, but for the babies, for their mothers and fathers, and for generations yet to be born. We do it to stand with our fellow citizens and show the world what America was truly meant to be: a land where everyone is welcome, where no one is denied their rightful place in the human family, where every life matters. We do it to proclaim to the nation and to the world that every human being is "created equal," with God-given rights that no court decision, no act of Congress, and no executive order can legitimately disregard or revoke.