Michael worked with Kelly Stauffer on the Leadership Team for the Fall 2008 40 Days for Life Campaign in Severna Park, MD. Kelly and Michael were invited to do a TV interview on the local community access TV station in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Based on that interview, Michael was offered a TV show of his own by the producers. As a result of the incredible experience of 40 Days for Life and a calling from God, Michael started a completely new Pro-Life Ministry sponsored by his church - Living Hope For Life. This TV show (also called Living Hope For Life) is being used as a broadcast medium to “connect with the local community to raise awareness, prevent abortion, and promote healing and forgiveness for those scarred by its effects”. It is truly amazing what can and does happen when we submit to God's Will and follow the Plan that he has for us. When Leroy Carhart moved into Maryland in December of 2010, Michael partnered with local churches and Pro-Life leaders (local and national) to found the Maryland Coalition for Life (MDCFL). The MDCFL is a community-based, grassroots, pro-life network dedicated to bringing the many Maryland pro-life organizations, churches, elected officials, and individual citizens together peacefully and prayerfully to end abortion in Maryland. Michael supported the creation and opening of Germantown Pregnancy Choices, a life-affirming Pregnancy referral and resource center just across the parking lot from Leroy Carhart's abortion facility - less than 100 ft from his front door! Michael and the MDCFL were also integral parts of the planning of The Summer of Mercy 2.0.

Michael worked with Kelly Stauffer on the Leadership Team for the Fall 2008 40 Days for Life Campaign in Severna Park, MD. Kelly and Michael were invited to do a TV interview on the local community access TV station in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Based on that interview, Michael was offered a TV show of his own by the producers. As a result of the incredible experience of 40 Days for Life and a calling from God, Michael started a completely new Pro-Life Ministry sponsored by his church - Living Hope For Life. This TV show (also called Living Hope For Life) is being used as a broadcast medium to “connect with the local community to raise awareness, prevent abortion, and promote healing and forgiveness for those scarred by its effects”. It is truly amazing what can and does happen when we submit to God's Will and follow the Plan that he has for us. When Leroy Carhart moved into Maryland in December of 2010, Michael partnered with local churches and Pro-Life leaders (local and national) to found the Maryland Coalition for Life (MDCFL). The MDCFL is a community-based, grassroots, pro-life network dedicated to bringing the many Maryland pro-life organizations, churches, elected officials, and individual citizens together peacefully and prayerfully to end abortion in Maryland. Michael supported the creation and opening of Germantown Pregnancy Choices, a life-affirming Pregnancy referral and resource center just across the parking lot from Leroy Carhart's abortion facility - less than 100 ft from his front door! Michael and the MDCFL were also integral parts of the planning of The Summer of Mercy 2.0.

Press Release – MARYLAND PRO-LIFERS TURN UP THE HEAT ON FINAL ABORTION CENTER IN ANNAPOLIS

Annapolis, MD, 4/6/2012: A new project will be launched by the Maryland Coalition for Life on April 10th, called “Abortion Free Anne Arundel”. To kickoff the new initiative, a large peaceful Prayer Vigil will be held 8 – 9am on the Tuesday following Easter in front of the Annapolis brand viagra professional office of Planned Parenthood, which is the last free-standing abortion center in Annapolis and in all of Anne Arundel County. The Vigil will follow the example of the highly successful, international 40 Days for Life campaign.

The on-going effort will include will include regular and recurring church-sponsored Vigils on days that abortions are performed, as well as Prayer Services on the front porch and front lawn of the Annapolis Pregnancy Center, which is directly across the street from the abortion provider.

“There are roughly 200,000 self-professed Christians and nearly 300 churches in Anne Arundel County, and only 1 abortion provider,” said Michael Martelli, Executive Director of the Maryland Coalition for life. “Abortion is a spiritual battle, not a political issue. So as soon as the full Body of Christ comes together in prayer and action, and says it’s time for abortion to end – it will end. That is the aim of this new initiative – to end abortion in Anne Arundel County for good, and then move on to the other counties in Maryland, until our great state is abortion free.”

Representatives from several pro-life organizations and local churches of various denominations are already involved in the new project and have participated in the planning of this new County-wide initiative. The coalition of churches, organizations, and citizens is growing by the day.

Visit http://annapolis.MDCoalitionForLife.com to learn more about this effort.


* The Maryland Coalition for Life is a community-based, grassroots, pro-life network dedicated to bringing the many Maryland pro-life organizations, churches, elected officials, and individual citizens together peacefully and prayerfully to end abortion in Maryland – forever.


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Another Life Saved in Germantown!! That makes 38 Total!

What a great way to end the Spring 40 Days for Life campaign! There was another save Sunday night on the last day of our campaign.

That makes 38 lives confirmed saved since Carhart came to town in Dec 2010!

Usually the women that show up on Sunday night are there for the 4 day late term abortion procedure. This woman talked to the sidewalk counselors and she decided to choose life for her baby. As they were praying with the sidewalk counselors in front of Germantown Reproductive Health Services, Carhart showed up. He didn’t even have time to walk into the clinic before one of his nurses waved him away. Praise God for another life saved!

Praises during our Spring campaign:
-Over 500 people from 20 churches prayed for a total of 700 hours on Wisteria
-6 women (that we know of) decided not to go through with their abortion
-Carhart was not here for 2 of the 6 weeks of canadian pharmacy scam our campaign

Please keep up your prayers, and trust that God will do something amazing in the coming weeks/months, as the faithful in Maryland continue to seek his will and work towards the day when Carhart flies out of MD for the LAST TIME!! And when abortion ends FOREVER in Maryland!

Hhere are some great ways to stay involved:

Volunteer or support the following great organizations:

For those who were not able to join us for our closing rally, check here for videos of the great speakers from last night: http://vimeo.com/mdcfl

Thank you to everyone for all of your time, sacrifice, and hours praying for an end to abortion.


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Planned Parenthood President – Time Person of the Year?? Vote NO NOW!

Folks with a Conscience,

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.  Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, has been nominated to be Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.

Voting ends on Friday.

Please   —  Click on the link and vote NO. It takes less than 5 seconds to do so.

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2107952_2107953_2109558,00.html?xid=fb-time100

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Update on Fr Trigilio

UPDATE: Here is the latest news that we have received about Fr Trigilio:

“Please keep Fr. John Trigilio, Co-host of Web of Faith and Crash Course in Catholicism, in your prayers as he recovers from non-life threatening injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He is currently at home recovering and his condition continues to improve. He appreciates all the prayers!”


On Monday, March 19th,  it was announced that Father John Trigilio viagra delivered one day has been in a bad car accident and is in critical condition! He was coming back home to his parish after visiting his mother who recently had surgery and is in rehab. Please pray fervently for the total recovery of this good and faithful priest, many of you may know him from EWTN.

Please pass the word …Prayer is urgently needed.


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40 Days for Life Devotion from Fr Frank Pavone

I read this devotion in one of the daily 40 Days for Life email updates, and had to share it here!

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DAY 38 INTENTION

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Pray that we become vessels of hope to all around us,

especially to those who minister in the pro-life

movement.

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SCRIPTURE

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On the first day of the week, very early in the

morning, the women took the spices they had prepared

and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away

from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not

find the body of the Lord Jesus. “Why do you look for

the living among the dead? He is not here; he has

risen!”

— Luke 24:1-5

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REFLECTION by Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life

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This meditation, based on a sermon I once heard, is

adapted for pro-life concerns.

 

It’s Friday. Jesus is on the cross. He has been killed

by his enemies; he is off the scene.

 

But that’s because it’s Friday. Sunday’s comin’!

 

It’s Friday. Abortionists continue their work 3,300

times a day, tearing off the arms and legs of little

babies and crushing their heads.

 

But that’s because it’s Friday. Sunday’s comin’!

 

It’s Friday. Pro-abortion groups receive blood money

from billionaires who are as deceived as they are.

 

But that’s because it’s Friday. Sunday’s comin’!

 

It’s Friday. Liars attempt to speak for all women and

hide the pain of abortion, and ignore the evidence of

how it harms women, and call abortion a blessing.

 

But that’s viagra 20mg for sale because it’s Friday. Sunday’s comin’!

 

It’s Friday. People of hardened hearts guard the

clinics and usher desperate women in to have their

abortions, while keeping them from the pro-life people

who want to give them hope.

 

But that’s because it’s Friday. Sunday’s comin’!

 

Hope does not mean that we ignore or minimize the

evils around us. It means, rather, that we see the

whole picture, which is that evil is conquered because

of what happened one Sunday morning.

 

We are called to proclaim, celebrate, and serve that

victory, waiting in joyful hope for Christ’s return

and the full flowering of the Culture of Life!

 

Indeed, Sunday’s comin’!

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PRAYER

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Lord, fill your people with new hope. Make us vessels

of hope to all around us, especially to those who

minister in the pro-life movement, that as we engage

in the difficult work ahead, we may experience the

peace and joy that come only from you and that nobody

can take away from us. We ask this through Christ our

Lord, Amen.


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4 Lives Saved in Germantown – 37 Total

On Monday, March 19th, two mothers decided not to abort their child…Praise the Lord!

On Monday, we were contacted by a mother who was counseled at Germantown Pregnancy Choices in January. She wanted to let us know that she chose viagra 100mg england to keep her baby and her pregnancy is going very well!

And then this Tuesday,  another mother chose life for her baby! That makes 37 confirmed lives spared – Praise God!

Keep up the prayers and the great work!!!


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Two Ways To Get Involved and Make A Difference In Maryland Today

Over 526 lives saved so far this Spring across the globe thanks to your prayers, and 40 Days for Life! Here are two other ways for you to get involved viagra 100 mg cheap and make a BIG difference and save lives here in your own backyard! Please spread the word by forwarding this email along to your friends, and post on Twitter and Facebook!

Tuesday, April 10th – Abortion Free Anne Arundel Prayer Vigil!!

  • Planned Parenthood of MarylandDid you know that there are about 500,000 people, 200,000 self-professed Christians, almost 300 churches, and ONLY ONE free-standing abortion facility left in Anne Arundel County?
  • Did you know that, after only TWO 40 Days for Life campaigns in Severna Park (with churches from all over AA County coming together to pray), the Gynecare abortion facility closed FOREVER?
  • Did you know that over the past 12 months, abortion facilities across the nation are closing at a rate of TWO per month?

On April 10th, 2 days after Easter Sunday, Christians from ALL ACROSS Anne Arundel County will come together in Annapolis to stand together in prayer for the CLOSING of this final abortion facility in AA County. We will stand in UNITY from 8am – 9am, and this will be the FIRST step in an all out SPIRITUAL assault on the GREATEST EVIL humanity has EVER SEEN. Join us at – 929 West Street, Annapolis, 21401!

Call to Action from MD Right to Life, MD Catholic Conference, and Maryland Family Alliance!!

Click Here to Contact Your Legislator Today!

Issue: Maryland does not collect abortion statistics. However, 46 other states do.

There are numerous public policy reasons why the state should collect abortion statistics. Forty-six states know that data about abortion is important for maternal health, something confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Not only do abortion statistics help identify the type of women who are at risk for unplanned pregnancies, but tracking abortion complications helps identify the health risks of abortion surgery and gives indicators as to how to minimize the risks.

Did you know?

  • Last year, it’s estimated that Leroy Carhart aborted 700 viable babies in Germantown, but the true number is unknown.
  • The teen pregnancy rate in Maryland is unknown.
  • Abortion erases evidence of the crime of statutory rape.
  • The infant mortality rate likely correlates to the abortion rate.
  • The number of women injured or killed annually in abortion clinics is unknown.

Action: You are receiving this alert because your legislator[s] may sit on the Health and Government Operations committee and/or the Senate Finance committee. Please contact your legislator[s] on these committees and insist that Maryland require collection of abortion statistics (SB 427/HB 967). Click here and scroll down to contact them.


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Press Release – Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic Opening and Save

Press Release issued today about Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic:

Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic viagra super active generic Opens Just In Time, Meets Needs The Very First Day

Annapolis, MD, 3/27/2012: On Tuesday, March 13, a young who was scheduled for an abortion at Planned Parenthood on West Street, stopped instead at the newly opened Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic – which is literally right across the street.  Instead of ending her baby’s life that day, she was able to see her unborn child, courtesy of a free ultrasound, and reconsidered her decision.  It was the first day of business for the new clinic, and it was open only 2 hours before making a positive impact on this woman’s life.

Pamela Palumbo, CEO of the Pregnancy Clinic Ministry, one of the premier Medical Pregnancy Clinic providers in the country, had this to say about the first day of business in Annapolis, “We are so thankful for those who stood in front of Planned Parenthood for years praying for this little yellow house, for Michael Martelli who faithfully brought up opening a Pregnancy Clinic here, and for all the individuals and churches who got behind this with their financial support. Those prayers and financial support are what are needed to keep us her, offering the truth spoken in love and a cool glass of water in the name of Christ to women and men at risk for abortion.”

In addition to this young lady, two other clients were seen that first day, and took advantage of several services by the new clinic, which include free pregnancy tests, STD screening, and parenting classes.  However, on that particular day, it was the free ultrasound that made all the difference.  In addition to getting to see her baby, this first client also discovered that there were people in the area who care for her and her child, and were willing to stand by her, no matter her situation.

“This tremendous story illustrates what we in the Pro-Life movement have been saying for years – that most abortions are chosen because women feel they have NO choice. But when life-affirming medical clinics like this one offer real choices, many women choose life for their child, and avoid a lifetime of regret and heartache,” said Michael Martelli, Executive Director of the Maryland Coalition for Life.

Visit http://PregnancyClinicMinistry.org to learn more about this ministry.


* The Maryland Coalition for Life is a community-based, grassroots, pro-life network dedicated to bringing the many Maryland pro-life organizations, churches, elected officials, and individual citizens together peacefully and prayerfully to end abortion in Maryland – forever.


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Will you Stand Up for Freedom?

Stand for Religious Freedom RallyDon’t forget, one of the most important Freedom Rallies of the 21st Century is taking place around the country tomorrow, Friday, March 23rd at noon. I invite you to join me, Ambassador Dr Alan Keyes, US Congressman Andy Harris, and many other Freedom Loving Americans at 31 Hopkins Plaza in Baltimore. There will also be Rallies held in Ellicott City, Belair, and Germantown in MD, as well as in Washington DC…and all around the country. For Information on Rallies outside of Maryland and DC, visit http://StandUpForReligiousFreedom.com/locations/. You can download the flier for the Baltimore Rally by clicking on the image to the left.

Next week the Supreme Court will hear arguments about the constitutionality of ObamaCare. I don’t have to tell you how important next week will be for the future stability and existence of our country. The very foundational freedoms that our great country was founded on are under attack by the highest elected officials in the country. Remember, this is OUR government…the politicians work for US. PLEASE choose one of the Rallies to attend tomorrow, to make your voice heard!

http://StandUpForReligiousFreedom.com/locations/


Where's The Freedom RallyBecause of the gravity of the situation next week, our good friends at Students for Life of America are hosting an important “Where’s The Freedom?” National Lobby Day, next Tuesday, March 27th in Washington, DC!

Next Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will finish its hearing on the constitutionally of ObamaCare, the massive federal takeover of the health care system and the reason why the Obama administration can now force every pro-life American to pay for abortion causing drugs!

Planned Parenthood has announced that they will be hosting a rally next Tuesday as well, the same day and time as our Lobby Day, in support of the pro-abortion ObamaCare mandate. WILL YOU BE THERE with the entire SFLA team to counter the pro-abortion, pro-death, anti-freedom voices of the abortion Goliath, Planned Parenthood?

We need you and every student in Maryland to meet with your U.S. Congressman and tell him/her that YOU will not stand for this – that you will stand up for the conscience rights of all Americans!

If you have never participated in a Lobby Day before, do not worry. As part of the National Lobby Day, SFLA is going to host an Exclusive Briefing on Capitol Hill just for you – to teach you what you need to know, help you set up an appointment with your congressional office, provide you with lunch, and give you a FREE t-shirt!

In addition, after we are finished lobbying, we will join a star-studded line up (Con. Michelle Bachmann, Sen. Pat Toomey, Sen. Jim DeMint, Sen. Rand Paul, Con. Paul Ryan, others) at the Americans for buy viagra now online Prosperity Hands Off My HealthCare Rally from 1 to 2:30pm on Capitol Hill to make sure the pro-life movement’s voice is heard loud and clear by the Supreme Court, President Obama, and the U.S. Congress!

SFLA WILL EVEN HELP YOU GET THERE! SFLA will be able to provide charter busses or reimburse your gas expenses for your one-day trip to Washington!

All you need to do is dedicate ONE DAY, one day of traveling to Washington, D.C. to stand up and make a difference. ONE DAY to tell our nation that we will stand to defend the conscience rights for all Americans and for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Will you join us for ONE DAY on Tuesday, March 27th?

If you say YES, go to StudentsForLife.org/freedom and sign up – give us your name, contact info, which school you attend and if you need help getting down here. SFLA WILL CONTACT YOU within 24 hours to help make arrangements.

When your KIDS and GRANDKIDS are in high school, studying this pivotal time in American History,
what will you say when they ask you what you did to preserve their freedom in 2012?


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