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High-schoolers learn how to stand for life at 2013 Pro-Life Boot Camp

Boot-Camp-Button.jpgIt’s a hot Saturday morning in June and on a sidewalk along Record Crossing Street in Dallas, 37 people are praying the Rosary across from an abortion facility. But these aren’t adults. They’re high-school students and participants in the 2013 Youth for Life Boot Camp, conducted June 28-30 at the University of Dallas.

TOBET director Monica Ashour addresses homosexuality at Pro-Life Boot Camp

Monica-Headshot.jpgMonica Ashour, executive director of the Theology of the Body Evangelization Team (TOBET), addressed teens attending the 2013 Pro-Life Boot Camp June 30, explaining the Church’s teaching on homosexuality. She opened her talk by tackling the misconception that the Church is unloving towards those with same-sex attraction.

Natl. Right to Life Committee renews pro-lifers at convention days after Texas abortion bill blocked

NRLC_Button.jpgLaraine Methke attended the 2013 National Right to Life Convention at the DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel on June 28 with renewed determination. Days earlier, the St. Joseph parishioner watched from her Arlington home as pro-abortion advocates shut down the legislative process in the Texas Senate and prevented passage of a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks. The bill, Senate Bill 5, also required abortion centers to meet the same standards required of hospital-style surgical centers and mandated that clinic doctors have admitting privileges at a hospital near their facility. Following Fort Worth State Sen. Wendy Davis’s 10-hour filibuster to block the bill from passing on June 25, scores of pro-abortion advocates yelled and screamed, interrupting the legislative process and preventing a vote from being completed by the midnight deadline.