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History

Changing Hearts and Saving Lives in Westmoreland County Since 2008

Westmoreland County Right to Life is an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. We held our first meeting in the fellowship hall at Holy Family Church in Latrobe in late 2007, established our Board of Directors, and were officially approved as a chapter by the Board of Directors of the PA Pro-Life Federation in early 2008.

We are also an affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee. The PA Pro-Life Federation is the National Right to Life Committee's affiliate in Pennsylvania, and we are the PA Pro-Life Federation's affiliate in Westmoreland County.

In 2008, we marched in the Latrobe 4th of July parade, set up pro-life educational booths at Saint Vincent College, the Hempfield Fall Festival, and other locations, established this website, had a guest spot on 101.5 WORD FM, and so much more!

In 2009, we went to Harrisburg to support pro-life issues and meet with our Congressmen and women, marched in the Latrobe 4th of July parade and participated in the Hempfield Community Days. We also attended the Southwest Choose Life Banquet and PA Pro-Life Conference. Dr. James Rossetti, MD, adult stem cell specialist at the West Penn Allegheny Health System, delivered the keynote address at the Southwest Choose Life Banquet to benefit the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Education Fund on Saturday, September 19th, 2009 at the George Washington Hotel in downtown Washington, PA. Many other special guest speakers were on hand, including radio talk show host Rose from 'The War Room' with Quinn & Rose.

The 2009 Pennsylvania Pro-Life Conference held at the Scranton Hilton & Conference Center on October 24th, was a huge success. The Featured Speaker was former Attorney General of Kansas, Phill Kline. He is known as the prosecutor who took on Planned Parenthood. Others speakers included, Teresa Tomeo, author & syndicated Catholic talk show host; Bobby Schindler, Executive Director of the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation; Dr. David Prentice, Senior Fellow for Life Sciences at the Family Research Council; and finally, Attorney General Tom Corbett. The day was both Educational and Inspiring, touching on the most important issue of our day…Life.

In 2010, we attended the St. Brunos Festival, held a benefit at Chick-fil-a and once again march in the Latrobe 4th of July parade.

Addtionally, we attended the National Right to Life Committee’s national convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel of the Pittsburgh International Airport in June of 2010.

Some of the speakers were:

Steven W. Mosher an internationally recognized authority on China and population issues, as well as an acclaimed author and speaker. He has worked tirelessly since 1979 to fight coercive population control programs and has helped hundreds of thousands of women and families worldwide over the years.

Angela Franks has a doctorate in systematic theology at Boston College and an M.A. in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Dallas. Her expertise in eugenics and sexual ethics has been called upon in giving legislative testimony in the context of bioethics, and she has published reviews and articles relevant to this nexus of issues.

LaRee and Mark Pickup have developed a gripping presentation about their personal experiences spanning the full spectrum of Life issues. They have become committed to the cause of life and defence of the vulnerable. For more than a decade Mark has spoken across Canada and the United States promoting the sanctity, dignity and equality of all human life. LaRee is the provincial Director of the Alberta Pro-Life Association in Canada.

Monsignor Lisante is the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Massapequa Park, NY.

To view a great new video about the 2010 NRL Convention simply click the play button below:



What will we do in 2013?

Well...feel free to drop us an e-mail if you are interested in getting involved!

Old Letters from the President

Spring 2009 Letter from the President



A Prayer for our Hearts

Your Word teaches that where our treasure is, there our heart shall be. Your Gospel enlightens us that you are love, that when we live in love, we live in you.

Teach us to treasure your love, O God. Help us to live from our energetic hearts. Give us the courage to fall in love with you. Show us how to love ourselves, our families, our friends, and even those we do not like or understand. Help us to make room in our hearts for the stranger and those most in need.

Warm our frozen hearts, direct our searching hearts, and heal our broken hearts with your perfect love. Lead us to love, which is our true destiny. On this day and every day make our hearts one with yours.
 
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