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People for Life E-mail Update
 
February 8, 2020 
 
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Office Location
1625 W. 26th St.; Erie, PA

Postal Address 
P.O. Box 1126
 Erie, PA 16512

Student Contests
 
When a young person speaks up people listen up. Look no further than climate activist Greta Thunberg for the evidence. The 17 year old has addressed the United Nations and she is currently in the running for a Nobel Peace Prize.
 
High school students, college students, young adults in the workforce: The pro-life cause needs them! Their voices have a special power to change the world.
 
That is why People for Life takes spends the time and effort every year to provide Erie area high school and middle school students with opportunities to increase their depth of pro-life knowledge, sharpen their communications skills (verbal and written), and augment their self-confidence as spokespeople for those who are marginalized and powerless.
 
If you are a teacher, a youth group leader, or a parent, we are asking for your help recruiting Oratory and Essay contest participants.
 
Everyone is invited to download and circulate our Oratory and Essay contest posters.  
 
Please consider forwarding this section of our E-Mail Update to your friends and contacts who might be interested in spreading the word about our Student Contests.  
 
   
HIGH SCHOOL ORATORY CONTEST
 
People for Life's annual Oratory Contest for high school students will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Erie, PA (exact location to be announced). All high school students are welcome and encouraged to compete.
 
There will be separate levels for grades 9-10 and 11-12. First-place winners will receive $100; second-place winners will receive $50, and third-place winners will receive $25.
 
Each participant will research, write, and present a 5-7 minute, pro-life speech about abortion, infanticide, physician-assisted suicide/euthanasia, embryo-destructive (embryonic stem cell) experimentation, or a related topic.  
 
Students are welcome to focus on hopeful and uplifting aspects of the human life issues such as: adoption, motherhood, pregnancy and fetal development, personal experiences doing pro-life activities (the March for Life, for example), and the rewards of knowing people with mental and physical disabilities.
 
Pre-registration is required: E-mail name, address, phone number, age, grade, and school (or indicate if home-schooled) to office@peopleforlife.org or call (814) 882-1333.
 
The Oratory Contest follows the applicable   Rules of the National Right to Life Oratory Contest.
 
Help us spread the word by displaying the Oratory Contest Poster.  
 
 
STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST
 
People for Life also sponsors a Pro-Life Essay Contest every spring for grades 7 to 12. The contest is limited to students in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Ashtabula and Chautauqua counties.  

Cash prizes will be awarded as follows: $50 for first place, $25 for second place, and $15 for third place. A set of winning essays will be chosen from the 7th to 9th grade entries and another from the 10th to 12th grade entries.
 
Contestants may write on any aspect of abortion, infanticide (currently a hot topic in the news), euthanasia (including assisted suicide), or embryonic stem cell harvesting.
 
Upbeat topics such as any of the following may be chosen: adoption, motherhood, pregnancy and fetal development, personal experiences doing pro-life activities (e.g., the March for Life), and the blessings of knowing people with mental and physical disabilities (e.g., Down syndrome).
 
Word limits are 500 for grades 7-9 and 750 for grades 10-12. People for Life can offer ideas about specific topics and guidance for researching a chosen topic. Essays should be e-mailed to office@peopleforlife.org; faxed to 814-459-1333; or mailed (postmarked by the deadline) to P.O. Box 1126; Erie, PA 16512 by April 15, 2019. Contestants should include their name, address, phone number, age, and grade.
 
Help us spread the word by displaying the Essay Contest Poster.   
 
Pro-Life Kids!
Pro-Life Kinds! is a brand new book by Bethany Bomberger. Bethany's husband, Ryan Bomberger was the Special Guest Speaker last month at People for Life's annual Pro-Life Breakfast.
In today's "brave new world," children are growing up surrounded by a culture of death and many dangers and challenges it presents. It is never too early to begin fostering pro-life values and attitudes and teaching our kids that every human individual has value and a purpose. Bethany Bomberger has produced an top-quality book to help parents do exactly that.

The Bombergers gave us an extra-generous deal on a quantity of Pro-Life Kids!, so we are able to offer them for a donation of only $15 per copy. They are available at People for Life, 1625 W. 26th St., Erie.

We plan to make the books available at our pro-life educational booths this summer and expect them to be a big hit with parents and grandparents.

 
Race for Congress  
 
At least one Democrat who is challenging pro-life Congressman Mike Kelly is a pro-abortion zealot. As you'll see below, she's even come out against Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, the last remaining pro-life Democrat in the United States Congress.