“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pro-Life appeal

My wife LaRee is the provincial Director of Alberta Pro-Life (Canada). She asked me to post a general appeal on the HumanLifeMatters blog. I am pleased to do this and encourage readers of this blog to support pro-Life advocates as they battle the culture of death that has firmly gripped North America. Abortion is widely accepted, available and practised across North America. Public attitudes have become so coarsened and callous that Canadian abortionist Henry Morgentaler has been given the highest Canadian civilian award: The Order of Canada. Euthanasia and assisted suicide are gaining public acceptance. Over 70% of Canadians support euthanasia and assisted suicide for the terminally/chronically ill.

The work of pro-Life advocates throughout North America is truly an steep uphill battle. We need to sacrificially support their courageous work to educate and illuminate a new Dark Age we are entering.

Please see the general appeal below and support the Alberta Pro-Life. They need help to update their website. Thank you, in advance, for your consideration and assistance.

Mark Pickup


Alberta Pro-Life Alliance Association and its community groups are a primary provincial voice for Life issues surrounding abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide. [1]

In the late 1990s, Alberta Pro-Life was one of the first pro-life groups in Canada to launch a website. We have updated it and revamped it over the years but it has been about five years since we have redesigned the site. More sophisticated technology and higher computer use have rendered our site "old", and we need to rebuild and update. (See www.albertaprolife.com.)

I am appealing to all Pro-Lifers to help underwrite the approximate $10,000 we need to transform our website to be the cutting edge educational tool for Albertans to access information about the sanctity and dignity of every human life. This is the mid-range price of the three estimates we've received.

Why a website? Undoubtedly, you have heard, Henry Morgentaler, who runs a string of private abortion clinics and admits he has aborted over 100,000 babies, was awarded the Order of Canada on July 1st. This is Canada's highest civilian honour. How could someone who denies the humanity of Canada's tiniest, most vulnerable human beings, be so elevated? In part, because so many Canadians, and Albertans, are ignorant about abortion and other life issues.

I want the Alberta Pro-Life website to include an informative assortment of 4D ultrasound video showing prenatal development, video clips from the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition's extraordinary 2007 production, Turning the Tide, selected essays about abortion, prenatal life, end of life issues, pain management, euthanasia and assisted suicide from some of North America's foremost authorities in their respective fields. There is good information on all these issues already available and we want to ensure people can come to our site and find what they need either through original material or through links to other sites. A webpage will be dedicated to international stories about Life issues. Users will be able to order educational and other resources (books, brochures,
t-shirts, videos, DVDs, etc), find pro-life speakers throughout Alberta and up-to-date information on campaigns, events, petitions and much more.

Alberta Pro-Life asks all Pro-Lifers to prayerfully consider contributing to the cost of creating this dynamic website under the auspices of Alberta Pro-Life Alliance Association . My husband Mark has advanced multiple sclerosis. He is known throughout North America for his work against euthanasia and promoting disability inclusion and equality. We would be happy to speak to you or your organization/business, about this funding request.

For more information, call LaRee Pickup, Director, Alberta Pro-Life Alliance Association at 780-421-7747 or toll free 1-877-880-5433

LaRee Pickup
Director, Alberta Pro-Life
Box 11479
Edmonton, AB
T5J 3K5
Toll Free: 1-877-880-5433

"Defending the sanctity and equality of all human life."

[1] Alberta Prolife Association is a federally registered as a non-profit organization. Due to its political activities, the Canadian government will not issue a charitable number to APL for tax deductible receipts.

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