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Ellen KolbOctober 24, 2014Leave a comment

Ovide Lamontagne to be featured at Manchester 40DFL wrap-up

 

CLOSING RALLY

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1st

 

11AM – 2 PM

 

ST. JOSEPH CATHEDRAL HALL
(DOWNSTAIRS)

145 Lowell St., Manchester

 



GUEST SPEAKER:

OVIDE LAMONTAGNE, ESQ.

AMERICANS UNITED FOR LIFE

 

Ovide Lamontagne joined the leading national government affairs team, Americans United for Life, as General Counsel in May 2013. He is a prominent attorney, a former history teacher and has served as chairman of the NH Board of Education and as legal counsel to the NH State Senate.

Ovide is a former candidate for both the office of NH Governor and a candidate for the US Senate. He is recognized nationally as one of the Best Lawyers in the field of Commercial litigation.

 

POT LUCK – Bring a Main Dish or Dessert to Share!

 

RSVP: 40daysforlifemanchester@gmail.com or call Jen at (603) 401-7115

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Ellen KolbOctober 23, 2014Leave a comment

NH CD2: Kuster uses graveyard theme to accept pro-abortion group’s endorsement; pro-life women speak out for Garcia

Call this a tale of two press conferences. This week, a pair of endorsements came out in the Second Congressional District race between incumbent Ann Kuster and challenger Marilinda Garcia. Quite a contrast.

Kuster stands in front of symbol of death to accept abortion advocates’ endorsement

NARAL-NH has endorsed Ann Kuster for re-election. That was altogether predictable. What I couldn’t have predicted is that a member of Congress would think it clever to stand in front of a skeleton figure while accepting an endorsement for her abortion advocacy. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I need say no more about this.

Congresswomen Ann Kuster (D-NH) accepts NARAL endorsement, 10/20/14.

Congresswomen Ann Kuster (D-NH) accepts NARAL endorsement, 10/20/14. Photo from Cornerstone PAC press release http://eepurl.com/6thWX

Pro-life women join Women Speak Out PAC to support Marilinda Garcia

A couple of days ahead of the Kuster spectacle, Women Speak Out PAC announced a $50,000 independent-expenditure ad buy in support of Marilinda Garcia. Women Speak Out PAC is a partner of the Susan B. Anthony List, which is dedicated to electing pro-life women and promoting pro-life legislation at state and federal levels. Three New Hampshire women from the Second Congressional District spoke at a press conference kicking off the ad campaign. They are pushing back on Ann Kuster’s pro-abortion message.

Marilyn Musgrave, representing Women Speak Out PAC, called Garcia “a strong young woman who is courageous, who opposes taxpayer funding of abortion, who knows that banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy is the compassionate thing to do.”

College student re Kuster: “By  refusing to protect the next generation, she is hurting my generation.”

Sarah Koski

Sarah Koski

Sarah Koski is a college student and a voter in Ann Kuster’s district. She wonders if she even registers on Kuster’s radar. “Ann Kuster and her friends have fabricated this lie that somehow leading a successful life as a young woman is completely incompatible with being a pro-life conservative Republican. This is untrue. I am one of many women who respect the sanctity of life at every stage. Ann Kuster does not represent me.

“She says that she cares about us and that she’s going to protect our rights. But in reality, she treats me like I lack the capacity to have a life outside of myself. That’s not the kind of represerntation that I want. We know that abortion kills innocent children. We also know that it hurts women. We need to make sure that we band together and make sure that we reveal this truth about Ann Kuster: by refusing to protect the next generation, she is hurting my generation. I think it’s high time that this demeaning attitude towards women come to an end.”

Koski is looking forward to entering the post-college job market. She has started giving serious consideration to what paycheck deductions are about. Just what, she wonders, are our representatives doing with that money? “Ann Kuster’s fiscal record is very clear. As it pertains to abortion, she voted against the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act. Which means that she’s in favor of letting my money be used to fund abortions on demand. I’m not alone in this concern. The majority of Americans, 72% of Americans, believe that we should not allow our tax money to go towards funding abortions on demand. 72% agree that it is wrong for my representative to take my money and use it to fund something that I fundamentally disagree with and find immoral. The good news is that we have the opportunity to change that this November. We have an opportunity to send a new voice to Washington. And I sincerely hope you will join me in that effort.”

Garcia “would be a champion for life … Ann Kuster is not our champion.”

Margaret Carnahan at podium with Karen Testerman (dark jacket), Christine Peters (center), and Rep. Jeanine Notter (right front)

Margaret Carnahan at podium with Karen Testerman (dark jacket), Christine Peters (center), and Rep. Jeanine Notter (right front)

Margaret Carnahan of Concord is one CD2 voter who is tired of being represented by an abortion extremist. “I cannot say [Kuster] represents me. When the opportunity came for the Congresswoman to show a compassionate way to protect unborn babies five months and older in the womb, she chose not to support that legislation” – the Unborn Child Pain-Capable Act, a post-20-week abortion ban. “Worse, she voted no, she would not protect unborn babies, even though the babies were old enough to recognize their mothers’ voices and to feel pain.Carnahan spoke of a friend’s child born at 30 weeks. “One pound thirteen ounces. When I went to the NICU and saw all the micro-preemie babies, my heart went out to them. We saw one little boy named Jacob, born at 22 and a half weeks gestation. He was fighting for life. What we learned from seeing Jacob and Isabella is that a baby looks when outside the womb the same as when inside the womb – a complete living human being. I saw the tenacity to live. They needed a protector and a champion to speak on their behalf.

“Ann Kuster is not our champion and she is not a protector of the unborn child. She does not reflect our values. She does not reflect our compassionate heart. Marilinda Garcia would be a champion for life, who would reflect a woman’s heart towards life.”

“I’m beginning to think a little bit differently about what our daughters face”

New Hampshire women who vote pro-life have a message for Ann Kuster.

New Hampshire women who vote pro-life have a message for Ann Kuster.

Christine Peters of Amherst is the mother of four. She says her daughter’s about to become a teenager, “so I’m beginning to think  little bit differently about the issue of Planned Parenthood [whose PAC backs Kuster] and choice and what my daughters face for messaging that’s being targeted toward them.” She added that her own experience as a CareNet crisis pregnancy center volunteer broadened her pro-life perspective. “I began to change how I thought about it. It became a little less about the babies – although I’m in favor of saving babies – and more about those women who are facing crisis pregnancies. When you look at Ann Kuster, you cannot call her pro-choice. She is 100% pro-abort. There is no choice for women who walk into Planned Parenthood. That is the war on women and our unborn. Send extremist Ann Kuster into retirement and give Marilinda Garcia a chance to reflect a view that will prepare the way for our daughters, giving them the choices they really truly need.”

For more information about Women Speak Out PAC, go to womenspeakoutpac.com. You can read more about the Susan B. Anthony List at sba-list.org

 

 

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Ellen KolbOctober 22, 2014Leave a comment

Fifteen good minutes: “Crescendo”

The short film Crescendo, produced by Jason Jones and the Movie to Movement team, is now only a click away. I was lucky enough to see the film before its official release in early 2013, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
I won’t drop any spoilers here beyond saying that it’s a true story about a long-ago woman, young and poor and pregnant, trying to figure out what to do.

For some time, the film’s release was limited to screenings that served as fundraisers for crisis pregnancy centers. Now, Crescendo is on YouTube. Set aside fifteen minutes for this one. Share it with the kids, too, even though it’s not a conventional “kids’ movie.”

 

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