Ellen KolbOctober 30, 2014Leave a comment

Care Net Recognizes New Hampshire Pregnancy Center Leaders for Service

 Care Net, a nonprofit organization that supports the country’s largest network of pregnancy centers including ten in New Hampshire, has recognized three New Hampshire women for their work at centers around the state.

Care Net gives its Teal Heart Award to pregnancy center leaders based on years of service. Kathleen Molway of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Greater Concord and Linda Trask of Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Lakes Region were each recognized for twenty years of Care Net work. Linda Barry of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Manchester received an award for ten years of service.

Care Net’s network includes 1,180 pregnancy care centers.

Care Net describes its mission as “envision[ing] a culture where women and men facing pregnancy decisions are empowered by the gospel of Jesus Christ to choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families. Acknowledging that every human life begins at conception and is worthy of protection, Care Net offers compassion, hope, and help to anyone considering abortion by presenting them with realistic alternatives and Christ-centered support through its life-affirming network of pregnancy centers, organizations, and individuals. Learn more at care-net.org.”

Care Net press release

From Leaven for the Loaf, 2012: Thumbs Up To Pregnancy Care Centers



Ellen KolbOctober 29, 2014Leave a comment

March for Life 2015 Trip Planner Now Available



January 22 is less than three months away. Time to plan for your trip to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life. Never been there? Make a commitment to getting there for 2015. You won’t be sorry. The March us a wonderful, inspirational annual event.

Jeanne Monahan of the national March for Life hosted a webinar last night about the 2015 March. She brought in some friends to help make a pitch for the event – Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life and blogger Jill Stanek, to name two. (You can listen to the webinar here.) Even better: March for Life has prepared a Trip Planner that will be a great guide for anyone planning to attend the March for Life, whether traveling alone or in a group. You can order the downloadable Planner online now.

There’s much more to the March for Life than just the walk from the National Mall to the Supreme Court with more than a hundred thousand fellow pro-lifers from all over the country. An expo, special church services, and the Rose Dinner are just a few of the events from which you can choose.

Transportation a problem? There are buses chartered to the March from New Hampshire every year. Watch the blog’s Facebook page for updates as they become available.





Ellen KolbOctober 28, 20142 Comments

Another defensive election race: Governor

Walt Havenstein (facebook.com photo)

Walt Havenstein (facebook.com photo)

One office, two candidates, both self-identified “pro-choice.” Welcome to New Hampshire’s 2014 election. I’m not thinking about the Senate race, though. This is about Maggie Hassan and Walt Havenstein and who’s going to be the next Governor of the Granite State.

Hassan: see “buffer zone” and “EMILY’s List.” There’s more, but that’s plenty.

I had a chance to ask Walt Havenstein one question recently: if a repeal of the buffer zone law were to land on his desk, would he sign it? His answer was yes.

There was no time for followup questions in the situation. Would he sign a Massachusetts-style repeal-and-replace, or would he just be happy with straight repeal? A lot would depend on what passed out of the House and Senate first, I imagine. All I could take away from our one Q & A was a sense of relief and the knowledge that he hasn’t been conditioned to put the wishes of abortion providers ahead of the First Amendment.

I’m casting my vote in this race as a defensive one, as I plan to do in the Senate race, because the incumbents need to be retired. Defense feels pretty good when its success means stepping away from a law so awful that even the people who sponsored it and fought to pass it aren’t willing to demand its enforcement. Just get the wretched law off the books.

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