CAN WE EVEN IMAGINE ... HOW THIS POSITIVE EFFORT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PROTECTING LIFE IN IDAHO - and in the U.S. ???
Please take 9 minutes to listen to this inspiring video announcement from Bishop Peter Christensen extending an invitation to join the Diocese of Boise in making a difference in the lives of our unborn children: Link to YouTube Video
This invitation is in the form of an opportunity to financial support organizations who work hard to ensure the protection of all human life.
"I Shall Give Half" is a response to a poor choice made recently by our national legislators.
For 45 years, the United States Congress - whether controlled by Democrats or Republicans -- has maintained that taxpayers should not be forced against their conscience to pay for abortions. Abandoning this compromise in a time of national emergency serves only to divide people in the very moment we should be united. The Stimulus Bill will appropriate $450 billion to be used without restrictions and that would include abortions.
Stimulus checks are to be issued in the amount of $1,400 per person, if you qualify for the criteria in this legislation.
"I Shall Give Half" is a campaign to invite people to give half of their stimulus check to a Pro-Life organization of their choice. We recognize that not all can afford to give a sum of $700 - some may be able to afford very little, and others may be able to give the total amount of $1,400. Whatever gift can be given, a gift of of some amount is encouraged to be donated as a charitable almsgiving to protect the lives of our unborn children.
The full text of this announcement is here.
In order to assist you in identifying some pro-life entities (we are not advocating or making recommendations),
we encourage you to be good stewards of your gifts and do your research, and offer this short (alphabetical) list:
National Right to Life, 1446 Duke Street, Alexandria, Va., 22314 (or donate online to National Right to Life’s Education Fund at Website)
Idaho Right to Life, P. O. Box 7404, Boise, ID. 83707 (or donate online at Website)
Idaho Family Policy Alliance, 1116 S Vista Ave., Suite 227, Boise - 866-655-4545 (or donate online at Website )
IDAHO PREGNANCY CARE CENTERS:
Birthright of Boise, 1530 W State Street., Suite A, Meridian, ID. 83642 - 208-391-4334
Birthright of Coeur d'Alene, 923 Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID. 83814 - 208-664-1390
Birthright of Idaho Falls, 1970 E 17th St, Suite 111-D, Idaho Falls, ID 83404 - 208-524-8929
* Life Choices Clinic, 2020 12th Ave., Lewiston, ID. 83501 - 208-746-9704
* Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center (incl "Nesting Place" and "NoRegrets"),1323 12th Ave., Nampa, ID. 83651 - 208-466-4000
* Open Arms Pregnancy Care Center and Real Choices Clinic, 1800 Lincoln Way, Suite 201, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 - 208-667-5433
* Sage Women's Center, 718 Shoshone St E., Twin Falls, ID. 83301 - 208-423-7742
* Stanton Healthcare, 2176 E Franklin #130, Meridian, ID. 83642 - (208) 629-7766
* Wish Medical, 1515 W. A Street, Moscow, ID. 83843 - 208-892-9474
OTHERS who we've been asked to list:
Bishop Kelly Knights4Life, 7009 Franklin Rd, Boise, ID. 83709. (Attn: SHerrera BKK4L}
Idaho Diaper Bank, Website
Priests for Life, Website
Rachel's Vineyard, c/o 6211 Branstetter Street, Boise, ID 83714
Salt & Light Radio, Website
Treasure Valley Teens4Life, c/o 3029 W. Caliber Court, Eagle, ID. 83616
40 Days for Life/Meridian - and/or ICRL, 3910 S Sumter, Boise, ID 83709
YOU could even contact your friends and families in other states to encourage them to "join in this massive effort in favor of LIFE"!
*Listed on - Idaho H&W FREE ULTRASOUND LIST
This campaign, I SHALL GIVE HALF, has been inspired by the Gospel story of Zacchaeus' words to Jesus - a commitment to follow,
and our Lord's response to him.
Zacchaeus said to the Lord, "Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over."
And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house...." Luke 19:8-13
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