West Virginians for Life, Inc.
Morgan County Chapter
Why We Must Continue the Pro-Life Cause
Evil will triumph only when good men do nothing! Please become
In the time it
takes you to read this letter, abortionists will kill 30 babies in the US.
for Life is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to seek the protection
of all human life from conception until death and to end the practices of
abortion, infanticide and euthanasia.
Our organization needs your help. Become more active. There are
many things you can do that require very little time. Even 30 minutes a month
will save lives.
Annual Respect Life Dinner
September 22 we had our 12 annual Respect Life
Dinner. This year we held it again at the Berkeley Baptist Church Family Life Center. We
thank them for providing this facility to us. We had over 90 in attendance for
what was probably our best event yet. Many thanks to many people starting with Carol Ambrose who under short notice
did a good job of being the MC, Barbara
Carr for managing the Silent Auction which involves a lot of work including
the collecting of donations, Pastor Everett Powell who gave a great
invocation, Bob Williams and his wife
Eun Yea for the great music, Helgi
Nelson for his information on the Knights of Columbus and their participation
in the pro-life cause, Allen Loughry
for an inspirational pro-life speech, Eun
Yea Williams who handled tickets
and collected donations at the door, Robin
Moreland and the three women from
Berkeley Baptist Church who kept the food warm, handled the food tables and
took care of the kitchen work, Sharon De
Poorter who cooked all of the sides, Joe
De Poorter who handled the drinks and was the photographer for the evening,
Bette Burke who cooked and solicited
desserts, all of the women who brought
desserts, Joe DePoorter who took
picture, all of those who gave donations
for the Silent Auction, all of the
people from the Berkeley Baptist Church who helped set up and clean up after and to the many others who I have not mentioned here.
Apple Butter Festival Booth
will again have a booth in the Apple Butter Festival on Saturday October 6 (9am
to 5pm) and Sunday October 7 (noon to 5pm) . We need volunteers for both days.
Please call me so I can set up hours for staffing the booth. This is one of the
most enjoyable events of the year when we have the opportunity to educate
people on life issues. Everyone enjoys seeing the young children come to see
the fetal models and have them explained by their moms or a booth staffer. The
young girls are especially interested and are usually given a model. Some of
girls keep them all year and come back again and again.
will be giving away balloons, with pro-life messages, and lots of pro-life
material. We will be selling pins, bumper stickers, license plates and more.
can also use some help setting up the booth on Friday evening before the event.
Give me (Jim Fritz) a call at 258-9189 or my cell at 582-9917.
Apple Butter Festival Parade
will again have a float in the Apple Butter Festival on Saturday October 6th. Bob Ezolt is the driver. We need
volunteers to carry the banner and lots of kids to ride on the float. Hopefully
Bob Williams will be playing music
as you ride along. Bring and wear your blue pro-life tee shirt. You need to be
at the parade by 7:30 AM. You will be held up for an hour after 8 AM if you are
leaving the area. Give me (Jim Fritz) a
call at 258-9189 or my cell at 582-9917.
Saturday, October 13 West Virginians for Life will have their 36th
annual convention in Fairmont, WV. This one day event includes many educational
sessions, exciting speakers and fellowship, luncheon, and association with
other pro-lifers. The key speaker for the day will be Burke Balch, J.D. of the
Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics. Other speakers will include Karen
Cross, NRL Political Director and Wanda Franz, president of WVFL. Teens are
welcome. Bring your teenager.
cost for attending this function is only $35 and includes all presentations and
lunch. If you are interested in attending, the Morgan County WVFL will pay this fee for you. Give me
(Jim Fritz) a call at 258-9189 or my cell at 582-9917.
will be joining prayer partners from all over the country to pray for the end
of the abortion
It is only 1 hour of your time on Sunday October 14
from 2-3 PM. We will meet at 1:30 in front of the St. Vincent de Paul Rectory
(on 522 across from the Country Inn) for a kick off prayer. Curtis Perry will provide the signs and
prayer cards. You simply stand along a designated place on 522 and SILENTLY
PRAY for 1 hour. We need lots of young people. Please pass the word on and come
join us. Tell your friends. This is a way to make you presence felt and to
positively affect others. So let’s get this rolling.
please come and join us for this single hour. If you prefer to stand with your
mouth taped shut as a symbol of those who cannot speak for themselves, you can
even do that.
you cannot stand for the entire hour or have health issues, bring a lawn chair
to sit in. I you have questions call Curtis at 304-676-6822 or Jim Fritz at 258-9189
or my cell at 582-9917.
Rose Dinner, Morgantown
annual Rose Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 15 in at the Leach Lake
Resort near Morgantown, WV. Keynote speaker will be Robert George, Ph.D.
dinner is a more formal affair where pro-lifers can relax, enjoy the company of
other pro-lifers, enjoy an excellent meal and good music. Key persons from the
national level on down will be in attendance. This is also a fund raiser for
the state WVFL and the cost is $50 per person.
are always looking for sidewalk Counselors at the Hagerstown Abortuary. We go
three days a week in the mornings on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Anyone may
come down and pray. To be a counselor you must attend a one hour training
session. As of today we have saved 302 babies from being killed and an equal
number of women from physical and mental problems since we began our effort in
October 2006. If you want more information, give me (Jim Fritz) a call at
258-9189 or my cell at 582-9917.
needs a break from the Silent Auction. Is anyone interested in taking
over this job? It not only includes the setting up and the auction at the
dinner, but also the solicitation of the prizes.
We need a Phone
Tree Coordinator. Someone needs to set up the list as distribute then make
phone calls on critical events such as voting in the state and national
Chapter Leader, Jim
Fritz, needs a break. He has been doing this for 15 years and is now 80+ years
Need more info
on any of these? Give
me (Jim Fritz) a call at 258-9189 or my cell at 582-9917.
on Tuesday November 6
The most important thing you can do is to vote on Election Day and
vote for a pro-life candidate.
As one church leader said,
"A vote for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are
intrinsically evil and gravely sinful makes you morally complicit and places
the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy." Be careful
how you vote.
The following is a list of candidates for Morgan County as
recommended by WVFL after analysis by members of the board. Each candidate’s response
to inquiries and their voting records were evaluated. All are republicans
except as noted.
US President Mitt Romney
US Senate John
Supreme Court Allen Laughry
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey
Comm. of Agriculture Walt Helmick (D)
Senate district 15 Craig Blair
House District 58 Daryl Cowles
House District 59 Larry Kump
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the Morgan County Chapter, WVFL, and its national affiliate, the National Right
to Life Committee, plus other publications).
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Morgantown WV 26508
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educating, we are involved in trying to change the law, contributions to West
Virginians for Life, Inc. are not deductible as a charitable contribution for
income tax purposes.
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