Friday, August 27, 2021
Sen. Brooks: Investigate University of Pittsburgh
State Senator Michele Brooks of Crawford County and several other state senators have announced plans to introduce legislation to make sure that the University of Pittsburgh's harvesting of body parts and tissues from aborted babies for gruesome experiments is thoroughly investigated. These disturbing activities by the University came to light only recently.

Senator Brooks is a good friend of People for Life. She frequently attends the Pro-Life Breakfast and visits our pro-life educational booths. She was the keynote speaker at the Erie March for Life on January 9, 2016.

Erie-area residents should contact state Senator Dan Laughlen and urge him to support this initiative. His Erie number is (814) 453-2515.

And please thank Senator Brooks for her tireless advocacy for the unborn. Her Harrisburg number is (717) 787-1322.
Hyde Amendment Update
It was a big encouragement when the U.S. Senate, on August 11, passed a budget resolution that opposes taxpayer funding of abortion and supports the conscience rights of doctors, nurses, and other health care providers. The prohibition of taxpayer-funded abortion is generally referred to the Hyde Amendment, and safeguards for conscience rights are generally referred to as the Weldon Amendment.

The resolution was passed by a near party-line vote of 50-49, with one pro-life senator absent. Without the vote of one Democrat, Senator Joe Mansion of West Virginia, the measure would have failed. This victory, however, does not mean the battle is over; this was a non-binding resolution and only sends a message to the House of Representatives. Indeed, the battle is just beginning. It will be an uphill fight, with the Biden administration determined to overturn the Hyde Amendment and begin channeling our tax dollars to the its friends, very good friends, at Planned Parenthood.

There will be more critical congressional votes and maneuverings before a 2022 budget is approved and before we can, hopefully, declare final victory. So please continue to urge your U.S. Representative and your two U.S. Senators NOT to allow federal dollars to pay for abortion on demand and to strongly support the Hyde and Weldon amendments.
March for Life Bus Trip
The 2022 March for Life will be held in Washington DC on Friday, January 21, and online registration for People for Life's 49th Bus Trip to this powerful annual event is already open.

Our 48th Bus Trip had to be canceled this past January after the March for Life itself was called off.

We are counting on there being some pent up demand after so many of us were sidelined last year. Our goal for 2022 is to make up for some lost momentum by filling FOUR buses. Our usual number in recent years has been three, but four is certainly not out of the question. We have filled as many as five buses.

We wish we could make all seats free for committed marchers. That would help fill up those buses! However, four buses will cost approximately $13,000, an amount that far exceeds the donations we receive from our generous Bus Trip sponsors. Therefore, as always, we ask those who can afford to pay for their own seat to do so, and we will apply the sponsorship funds that are available on an as-needed basis. Our hope remains that, at the end of the day, everyone who wants to travel with People for Life to the March will be able to do so, regardless of their financial situation.

By the way, the online registration form includes a section for sponsors as well as for Bus Trip participants.
See you at the Fairs!
We were already at Dan Rice Days with our pro-life educational booth a few weeks ago, but this educational project shifts into high gear next week.

We will set up this weekend at the Wattsburg Erie County Fair. We hope to see you there next week! You will find the People for Life booth in the Home Building at the south end of the fairgrounds.

The following week, you will find us at the Waterford Community Fair, and from September 14-18, we will be "camped out" at the Albion Area Fair.

The photo was taken at the Wattsburg Fair, a few years ago.

People for Life
1625 W 26th St
Erie, Pennsylvania 16508