Four Notes for Your Calendar

40 Days for Life Fall 2018 Campaign

The next 40 Days for Life campaign begins on September 26 and ends on November 4. Learn more about the peaceful pro-life witness at, where you can also look up your local campaign in order to sign up for vigil hours.

Kickoff rallies for the Manchester and Greenland, N.H. campaigns will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 23. Manchester’s rally will take place at Ste. Marie Church, and you can RSVP online.  Greenland’s rally will be in the Greenland town offices parking lot; learn more on the Facebook event page.

New Hampshire Right to Life Banquet

The annual benefit banquet benefiting the New Hampshire Right to Life Committee will take place October 4, 2018 at the Executive Court in Manchester. See the NHRTL web site for details and ticket information. The featured speaker will be Sue Ann Browder.

St. Charles 5k Road Race

The 22nd annual St. Charles 5k race is coming up on Labor Day, September 3.  Get details at the race web site and register today. Runners and walkers alike are welcome at this terrific event that benefits the work of St. Charles School, where the “Running Nuns” provide academic, social, emotional and behavioral services in a therapeutic setting for male and female students in grades K-8.

Primary Election Day: September 11, 2018

The primary election for New Hampshire federal, state and county offices is Tuesday, September 11. If you are eligible to vote in a primary (contact your town clerk with any questions about that), you can find a sample ballot now at your town hall or at the Secretary of State’s web site. Now’s the time to do your research on the candidates.

I wrote awhile ago about some 2018 New Hampshire House life-issue votes. If your state reps are running for re-election, you might be interested in how they voted on things like conscience rights for medical personnel (HB 1787; the motion was “inexpedient to legislate” so a Nay vote indicated support for the bill), and on abortion statistics (HB 471; the last motion on the bill was “inexpedient to legislate” so a Nay vote indicated support for the bill).

Weekend reading: Pick of the Web, 8/23/13

Running nuns & the kids for whom they provide a home, New Hampshire’s largest blood drive, PPNNE becomes a “navigator,” and more:

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The St. Charles Children’s Home 5k race is coming up on Labor Day at Pease International Tradeport (Portsmouth/Newington, NH). You can run, you can walk (as I do), you can come and cheer on your neighbors.  I’ll be one of the easygoing (not to say “slow”) people at the back of the pack. All proceeds help the children cared for by the sisters at the St. Charles Home in Rochester. Read more about the race and the kids at

The Gail Singer Blood Drive is coming to the Radisson in Manchester, NH next Tuesday and Wednesday, August 27 and 28. Having seen people I love benefit from blood donations, I’m a donor myself and I encourage you to join me. Details here.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England has been awarded a grant to be a “navigator” to help the public learn to work with Obamacare. Thirteen state attorneys general have written to the federal Department of Health and Human Services expressing concerns about privacy in view of navigators’ ability to access citizens’ personal and financial data from federal agencies.

End of life? Not quite, in this case. Story is from ABC News.

When Abby Johnson started And Then There Were None, a ministry to workers in transition from the abortion industry, she figured she might help twelve workers in the first year. ATTWN is now not quite a year and a half old, and 79 workers have come through the program. This week, ATTWN launched a fundraising drive to help meet the unexpected demand for services.

Prolife Tweetfests have been popping up more frequently since use of the #gosnell hashtag earlier this year forced legacy media to cover the Gosnell trial. Now, Iowa Right to Life is having its own tweetfest next Tuesday to bring attention to webcam/”telemed” abortions in Iowa. No geographic boundaries to these projects, so jump right in.