News & Information
July 30, 2021
PLM EVENTS
WALK FOR LIFE 2021
With Every Step... We Remember
Pro-Life Mississippi’s annual Walk for Life Fundraising event will be Saturday, September 18, in four different locations across the state!  We are growing and our district chapters are each planning their own event.


From the link above you can join the fun as a sponsored walker, donate to sponsor a walker, download location flyers, and we even have sample media post to help the walkers raise funds. These funds help to continue reaching MS with the truth about abortion, and the human dignity of the preborn, those with special needs and the elderly.

You can create a team or participate as an individual walker.  Check-In times vary by locations. Students receive service hours. Everyone who raises $25 will receive a t-shirt.
Prayer Teams Needed to End Abortion!
When there are active prayer warriors outside, abortion appointments decrease by as much as 70%!

Fall campaign starts September 22, and ends October 31, 2021.

Biking for Babies
PLM was honored to host the 2021 Southern Route team of Biking for Babies at a Meet-n-Greet pot luck dinner held on Monday, July 12 at Dayspring Community Church in Clinton. The 9 member team, consisting of 6 bikers and 3 support persons, set out from Natchez that morning on the first day of their 600 mile ride to St. Louis, spent the night in Clinton, and left early Tuesday morning to pedal to Clarksdale, MS by nightfall.
More than 40 people from the Jackson area pro-life community gathered at Dayspring to encourage these young missionaries and to listen to their inspiring testimonies. Bikers Alex Bedinghaus and Aubrie Faust addressed the gathering and shared their stories of how they felt called to undertake this arduous venture.

For the past 12 years, Biking for Babies has formed and equipped missionaries to take on a long-distance cycling mission that raises awareness and funds for pregnancy resource centers nationwide to assist women and families experiencing crisis pregnancies. Their overarching goal is to transform the culture into one that supports life.

At the end of the program, PLM board member Patricia Frazier presented the crew with a check from the Meridian Knights of Columbus.

To learn more about Biking for Babies and to decide if you should join their ride next year, visit https://bikingforbabies.com
DID YOU KNOW?
Dive Deeper With Dr. Beverly McMillan
Chemical Abortion - “Abortion Pill” RU486
 
RU-486, also known as “the abortion pill,” is actually a combination of two drugs — mifepristone and misoprostol — that cause early abortion. It is “approved" by the FDA for chemically aborting an ongoing pregnancy that is no further along than 7 weeks since the woman’s last period. However, many abortionists will prescribe it “off label" as late as 11 weeks into the pregnancy.
 
The first pill, mifepristone, is taken by mouth and blocks the hormone progesterone needed to maintain the pregnancy. The second pill, misoprostol, is inserted into the vagina 24 to 72 hours later, causing the uterus to contract and expel the placenta and embryo. Most medical abortions using mifepristone are completed within 2 weeks, but some can take up to 3 or even 4 weeks. Side effects include heavy bleeding, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and cramping. Women have died from medical abortions, usually due to hemorrhage and infection.
 
It is important to know that chemical abortions can sometimes be reversed. If a woman changes her mind after taking the first pill and seeks medical care within 48 to 72 hours, the sooner the better, she can be given large amounts of natural progesterone (not the same as synthetic progestin) and overwhelm the effect of mifepristone. 
STATE NEWS
15-Week Abortion Limit Hearing

Mississippi is currently in the ‘Abortion’ spotlight. With the Supreme Court of the United States giving the ‘green light’ to hear the MS case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, MS Attorney General Lynn Fitch is actively preparing for the oral arguments in the fall. She wrote the following ‘op-ed’ for the Wall Street Journal to share her thought process for arguing this monumental case. Please be in prayer for our AG as she defends the pre-born citizens of our great state.

NATIONAL NEWS
Pro-Life Flag Winner
The Pro-Life Flag Project contest has chosen a winner! You can order one at prolifeflag.com.

Sen. Roger Wicker Alarmed Over Abortion-Related Research
The federal government recently removed restrictions on the use of tissue from aborted babies in government-funded research, prompting an outcry among pro-life advocates.

On June 23, Senator Roger Wicker sent a letter, signed by 36 senators and 98 representatives, to Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, detailing their ethical concerns about these recent decisions. In particular, Senator Wicker noted the abolition of the National Institute of Health's Human Fetal Tissue Ethics Advisory Board, which was established under President Trump to review grant applications that would have involved fetal tissue. He also criticized the decision to allow the NIH to use aborted fetuses in its own research.

 As Senator Wicker stated in his letter, "Americans expect their tax money to be spent strategically, but at all times ethically." Unfortunately, the federal government's recent policy decisions ensure that federal tax dollars will be spent to purchase body parts from aborted babies -- a state of affairs that millions of Americans know to be fundamentally unethical.

Secretary Becerra, who demonstrated his pro-abortion bona fides as a member of the House of Representatives and as California Attorney General, has not responded to the letter.
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