Wednesday, November 8, 2017

End funding for "All Options"

CCFL member Scott Tibbs sent this letter to the Indianapolis Star in response to an attack on pro-life volunteers.

The rant by the Center Director of All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center in the October 31 Indianapolis Star should be all the evidence we need for why the Bloomington City Council and the Monroe County Council need to stop forcing taxpayers to fund this organization.

First of all, adding the word "care" after the word "abortion" does not make it caring. The procedure still results in a dead baby, and intentionally so. There is nothing less caring than killing a helpless innocent.

Second, Shelly Dodson demonstrated no "duplicity" from abortion opponents. In fact, abortion opponents have been up front and direct about our desire to repeal ObamaCare and protect unborn babies from the abortionists that "All Options" happily pays to kill those babies.

Third, the broad brush attack on anti-abortion lawmakers and protesters is both false and uncalled for. Yes, you can point to hypocrites in any issue, but it is simply false to claim that "the same protesters and lawmakers" seek abortions themselves. This is an absurd leap of logic, and the editorial standards of a reputable newspaper should not allow such a broad brush attack to be printed.

Dodson did successfully demonstrate how radical and politically motivated "All Options" actually is, and why this pro-abortion activist organization should not get a single penny of public funds from local government in Bloomington and Monroe County. This is not a harmless organization that merely provides diapers. This is a radical group that pushes a political agenda.

If the Bloomington City Council and Monroe County Council continue to fund this organization (and Planned Parenthood) then the state legislature should step in and prohibit this corporate welfare.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Donate to CCFL online!

We're happy to announce that we now accept donations online! Donate here:

https://www.gofundme.com/christian-citizens-for-life/


Everything we do costs money, from the annual Rally for Life in January to the booth at the county fair and various promotional things. Any amount you give will help the work of opposing abortion.

Nobody in CCFL takes any money for what we do, though our members have often paid out of their own pockets for CCFL's costs.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Help needed for 40 Days for Life

I get many people who ask, "Does it do any good to come and pray at an abortion facility?"

And my response is always, "Oh, you bet it does!"

I'm always so thankful when 40 Days for Life comes around because things happen there at the Bloomington Planned Parenthood. The whole atmosphere changes. You can palpably feel a lot of the darkness move out, replaced by the Love and Light of Christ. And as a result, lives are often saved as was the case this past Thursday.

There were 2 WOMEN who didn't go through their scheduled abortion appointment and chose life for themselves and for their babies, praise God!!!

On Thursday we also witnessed many women going into the Women's Care Center, which is right next door to PP. WCC tries to be the first stop for women facing a challenging pregnancy. . .before they even get to PP. There was one young lady, in particular, who had just left the care center and walked past us as we stood and prayed on the sidewalk. We exchanged hellos, and then she stopped, turned around, and came back to us. She was beaming with such joy and blurted out, "I'm pregnant! Would you like to see my baby?"

She took out the 4-D image of her little 10-week old unborn baby. The details of that precious life--made in the image and likeness of God--were astounding. The baby, at such a young age, was even sucking his or her thumb! The image and that encounter with this young lady made us all the more grateful to God for just how much He has blessed us right here in Bloomington and fired us up to keep going.

Your prayers and sacrifices on behalf of the unborn, their parents, and for families are having an impact. Yes, it does so much good when you come and pray at the Bloomington Planned Parenthood. And even if in God's Wisdom He deigned to not permit to show us any fruit, we would still need to be there. . .for it is only right and just that we should give a public and prayerful witness against this abominable crime against God and humanity.

We need lots of help to cover the Bloomington Planned Parenthood in prayer from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., every day, until Sunday, November 5. Right now, I'm begging for your help for this coming Monday, October 2, and for a few spots on Tuesday, October 3. If you can take an hour or two, please let me know directly or sign-up online at www.40daysforlife.com/bloomington.

If you've never done this before and you are a bit apprehensive, I'll make sure that someone is there with you to show you where you can walk or stand and answer any questions you may have.

Again, thank you for your prayers and sacrifices during this 40 Days for Life campaign. As everyone surely knows, we need them now more than ever in our world today. God bless you.

For Life in Christ,
Monica Siefker

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Upcoming event: 2017 Life Chain!

WHAT: National Life Chain

WHERE: All along Third Street in Bloomington, IN

WHEN: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

WHY: To stand against the brutality of abortion

The National Life Chain, held annually since 1987, is a free, peaceful, pro-life event happening in over 1700 cities on Sunday, October 1, 2-3:30 pm.

Bloomington's chain, sponsored by Christian Citizens For Life, begins at College Mall Rd. at E. 3rd Street and stretches west along E. 3rd Street to College Avenue, and then south to Planned Parenthood. Please park FREE in neighborhoods along the route (no restrictions on Sundays, and no parking meter/garage fees) and obtain non-graphic, approved signs from Street Captains stationed at corners all along E. 3rd Street. No homemade signs, please.

Streets corners covered include: College Mall Rd., Woodscrest, St. Charles Church, High St., Clifton Ave, Eastside Dr., Jordan Ave, Ballantine, Faculty, Woodlawn, Indiana Ave., Grant St., Washington St., Walnut St., College Ave., Planned Unparenthood.

Here is a full list of streets where you will find CCFL street captains in safety vests:
  • College Mall Road.
  • Woodscrest
  • St. Charles – headquarters
  • High St.
  • Clifton Ave
  • Eastside Drive
  • Jordan Ave
  • Ballantine Street
  • Faculty
  • Woodlawn
  • Indiana Ave
  • Grant Street
  • Washington St
  • Walnut St
  • College Ave
  • Planned UnParenthood
We want to stretch the chain all the way from College Mall Road to the Planned Parenthood abortion mill.