About Us


Stratford and District Right to Life Executive

October 2016 to September 2017

 

Past President: Jacqui Connolly

 

President: Pat Bannon

 

Vice President:

 

Recording Secretary: Carla Revington

 

Newsletter Editor: Virginia Miller

 

Treasurer: Elisabeth Dobbe

 

Membership: Elisabeth Dobbe

 

Correspondence Secretary: Elisabeth Dobbe

 

 

 

 

Committee Chairs

Art Contest:  Janet Albert

Membership: Elisabeth Dobbe

 

 

Board Members:

Jane Hartman

 

Mary Hornberg

 

Janet Albert

 

Louis Sanders

 

Terry Miller

 

Meetings- Fourth Tuesday of September, October, November, February, April and June 

 

Meeting time and place:  2017 at St. Joseph's Parish Hall Meeting room downstairs at 1.00 p.m.

 

Annual General Meeting

​Open to everyone

​Tuesday Sept.26, 2017 at 7.30 p.m

​St. Joseph's Church meeting room

​           [downstairs]

 

 

 

Picketing- Last Thursday of every month Prayerful Pro Life Hospital Witness
Join us in front of Victoria Hospital in London (Wellington&Commissioners Rd.) from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Peaceful protest. We leave Stratford at 3:00 p.m.

Contact Terry Miller: 519-393-8400  

 

 

Advertising -  

  • 2 large billboards on the main entrances/exits of Stratford
  • billboards on Highway 23, north of Mitchell 
  • Provide support for private billbords with Pro-Life Message
  • Pro-Life ads in local News Papper

 


Youth Groups

  • We send them occasional pamphlets, newsletters and involve them in Life Chain, Floats in local parades and the garage sale.


Ontario Students for Life

  • We work in conjunction with St. Michael's Students for Life (Stratford) and St. Anne's Students for Life (Clinton).


T.V. Ads

  • We financially support the "Reaching Minds Through Media 2010 Campaign" in co-operation with other area groups.
  • For more information on the T.V. ads see our support page and the article in the May/June 2000 Newsletter.


Politics

  • Stratford&District Right to Life groups are non-political in their actions but attend political meetings to remain aware of the stances of politicians.


Letter Writing
Letter writing is most important, please continue to write letters to your MP and MPP. It is also important to write letters to the editor of your newspaper. For more information please see our letter writing page.

 


 

40th Annual Art Contest - January 1st to April 1st, 2017

For children in Kindergarten to Grade 8 (Elementary and Home School)

 

Mary Devlin Memorial Bursary Award 
New for 2013 a bursary for a High School student, who excells in his or her stand on the pro-life issues.

 

Southwestern Ontario Pro-Life Meeting


 

 

Alliance for Life Ontario Provincial Conference

 
 
 
CLC  ANNUAL CONFERENCE
 
 
March for Life
 
March for Life
Attending the Annual March for Life in Ottawa is an important way for each one of us to stand up and be counted for Life with our fellow Canadians. To that end, SDRTL has worked toward making this bus trip to Ottawa affordable for all. This important Human Rights Issue should be of the highest priority to all our schools and Churches.
 
7when faced with hard choices..... LET LIFE WIN     The Theme for 2017
 
"You are called to stand up for life!..... You are called to work and pray against abortion....."John Paul II
 

2017  was very successful with 25,000 people attending

Pro-Life Awareness Week
In conjunction with London's RTL office: Information is sent to all Catholic and Christian churches in this area: we supply the prayer sheets and encourage activities (videos, letter-writing, etc...)

International Pro-Life Conference -
 

29th Annual Life Chain - Sunday October 1 - 2017    first Sunday of October

Ontario and Huron Streets 
Stratford, Ontario 
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Refreshments to follow at St. Joseph's Parish Hall
 


 

The past year's Life Chain attracted approximately 175 ++ people in Stratford. Across Canada and the US similar "Chains" enforced the idea that human life, especially those who are innocent and defenceless must be protected. 
It is urgent that we make known the sacredness of life at a time when courts refuse to recognize the unborn child as a human being. 
The overall purpose of the chain is not only to broadcast the message but to emphasize that we will never give in until the unborn are treated like other innocent people.

The Life Chain usually takes place on the first Sunday in October.. 
The participants form a Life Chain (standing approximately 10 feet apart) and carry signs which read "Abortion Kills Children" and "Abortion Hurts Women" (signs provided). 
Please stand on one side of the street only. 
This is a silent, peaceful and prayerful event for the whole family. 
People from our area "Stand For Life" on Huron and Ontario Streets from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm. 
Afterward, refreshments will be served at St. Joseph's Parish Hall sponsored by St. Joseph's Catholic Women's League and Immaculate Conception. .

Hallowe'en 2013 - Don't Get Tricked Into Supporting UNICEF - October 31st 
While UNICEF does feed and clothe children in 120 countries, it also funds abortion and sterilization in those same countries. 
In the United Nations Fund for Population Activities' own Inventory of Population Projects, it was revealed that in Nepal in 1987-88, UNICEF cooperated in a project "to organize, expand and improve the quality of sterilization in mobile units country-wide." 
In the 1990 inventory, it was reported that UNICEF contributed $1.3 million to aid a project in Malawi which has its own objective, "the development of surgical contraception services." In May of 1993, UNICEF announced that it would increase its support of "major population initiatives."

We cannot support UNICEF if this anti-life work continues. 
We should stop contribution to UNICEF in our offices and in door-to-door appeals on Halloween night and instead contribute to agencies which directly help Third World children such as:

The Holy Childhood Association, Margaret T. Tipping, 
3329 Danforth Aven., Unit D, 
Scarborough, ON M1L 4T3 
Abortion-pushing UNICEF is Back for Hallowe'en and the Whole Month of October in a New Collection Drive
"Trick or Treat for UNICEF" is a program for schools to encourage children to become involved in the abortion-promoting group. The Plan is to extend fund-raising through the schools for the entire month of October. 
Pro-life advocates have campaigned for years against UNICEF's dedication to abortion, calling on them to return to their original vision. 
UNICEF is aligned with International Planned Parenthood, which ranks second only to the Chinese government in the volume of abortions it provides. 
In 1997, The Catholic School Board of Toronto discontinued its token $2000 donation to the organization. 


Some Pro-Life and Pro-Family international aid organizations assisting mothers and children in the developing world include:

Canadian Food For Children, 
www.canadianfoodforchildren.org 
email CFFC_BC@yahoo.ca
3218-224 Street, Langley, B.C. V2Z 2G8 
and MaterCare International matercare.org and 
Aid to the Church in Need www.kirche-in-not.org/index.html

To contact UNICEF Canada with your concerns 
email Halloween@unicef.ca 
Write: UNICEF Canada, 
Canada Square, 2200 Yonge Street, Suite 1100, Toronto, Ont M4S 2C6 
Phone: 416-482-4444 email: secretary@unicef.ca

Read the pamphlet: 
UNICEF: GUILTY AS CHARGED at 
www.lifesite.net/waronfamily/unicef/unicef/pdf


 

 

45th. Annual Right to Life Dinner in 2017 will be October 21st.

 

​for tickets or information, please contact Louis Sanders 519-348-4671

​Social at 5.3o pm

​Dinner at 6.30 pm

​$25.00 for adults

​$15.00 for students

 

 

 

 

Key note SPEAKER JAKKI JEFFS,

​Executive Director

​Alliance for Life Ontario since October 1989

SEE INFO IN THIS NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

Army and Navy Hall

151 Lorne Ave,. Stratford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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