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Pitt County Right to Life Holds Prayer Breakfast and Rally
The Down East Republican ^ | 01-30-05 | Franky S. Lee

Posted on 01/29/2005 5:14:24 PM PST by RepublicanReptile

Saturday, January 22, 2005, Pitt County Right to Life Chairman, Judy Eagle, gathered together with Pro-Life activists and Right to Life chairmen from the surrounding counties for a Prayer Breakfast at the Golden Corral on Greenville Boulevard. This occasion marked the anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade court decision which legalized abortion. Since then, approximately 44 million American babies have perished by “choice.”

Jere Royall, Director of Community Impact at the North Carolina Family Policy Council in Raleigh, addressed the Pitt County group. Royall discussed the importance of sanctity of marriage, family life, abstinence outside marriage, and the preciousness of the unborn child.

“It’s all about living out a life of love,” Royall said. “Marriage is about an unselfish, unconditional commitment to the greater good of another. Our children need to learn basic moral/ethical values. And we must take an active role in the monitoring of school curriculum and teacher training in the schools.”

Royall also spoke of the fallacies unleashed on the public regarding embryonic stem cell research. “Over 20 years of stem cell research has yielded very little...but umbilical cord studies have had some results.”

The North Carolina Family Policy Council provides free newsletters on subjects on everything from “Defining Marriage” to “The Alternative to Embryos.” To learn more visit .

Chairman Judy Eagle addressed the group and delivered a message of hope in the aftermath of Roe as well. Eagle challenged her audience to be “Silent No More” on the abortion issue and stressed the importance of reaching out with Christian love and forgiveness to abortion mothers. And she echoed Royall’s sentiment that we must “educate our youth so they can make the right choices.”

In addition to Eagle, her husband Ed, and granddaughter, Kensleigh Grant Davis, those in attendance included: Ron and Denise Pledger of St. Peter’s Catholic Church; Linda Cutler, Pro-Lifer from Grimesland Road in Greenville; Blake Honeycutt, Director of the Carolina Pregnancy Center, Greenville; Activist and Pro-Lifer, Franky S. Lee from Hamilton in Martin County; Michael and Joan Todaro, Right to Life Chairmen from Goldsboro; Pro-Lifers, Dr. Joe and Rachel Sturz from Greenville; Lynn Harris, contact person for Right to Life from the Trinity Free Will Baptist Church; Pro-Lifer and Beaufort County teacher, Bonnie Walker from Aurora.

Informal discussions continued after the Breakfast (which ended around 11 a.m.) in which the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners were applauded for their 5-2 vote on January 10th to approve a resolution (introduced by Hood Richardson) opposing gay marriage. Also, commended were the efforts put forth by Hood Richardson, Stan Deatherage, and Chris Cayton supporting prayer and the display of The Ten Commandments in the schools.

A Right to Life Rally was held later in the afternoon (from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) at the Old Courthouse in Greenville featuring Special Guest Speaker, Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr.

Jones is a strong supporter of the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act (S. 2466, H.R. 4420), an act introduced May 20, 2004, by Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ). The act would require those who perform abortions on unborn children to inform the woman seeking an abortion of the medical evidence that the unborn child feels pain.

To thank Congressman Jones for his support, go to and click on “ACTION ALERT: The Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act.”

Other distinguished guests at the Rally included Pastor Inez Dudley, Pro-Lifer from Bless My People Ministries in Greenville, and Travis Tyson, a home-schooled 17-year-old from Bethel.

Thanks to the hard work of Right to Life Chairman Judy Eagle, the events of the day were a huge success. And in spite of the sadness and disappointment surrounding the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Pro-Lifers still have a lot to celebrate this year: The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban (1st federal ban on an abortion method since Roe) and the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (which acknowledges the unborn child as a victim in violent federal crimes). President Bush signed both acts into law in 2004.

The NC Right to Life March was held in Raleigh on January 15, 2005. Eagle and her husband attended as did another well known Pro-Lifer, Dave Burton, resident of Cary, NC. “We even had some press there,” Burton stated. “The N&O’s best reporter [was there], and cameras from WTVD-11 and WLFL-22. There was a huge crowd. It was a big success.”

The 32nd Annual March for Life was held in Washington, D.C. on January 24, 2005.

For further information contact Chairman Judy Eagle at 252-321-0887. Pitt County Right to Life membership is $35 per year and includes membership in North Carolina Right to Life.

Eagle was a 9th District, NC House candidate in 2002.

~Franky S. Lee~

Assistant News/Media Coordinator

Pitt County Right to Life

Down East Front Page

TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: congressmanjones; marchforlife; pittcounty; prayerbreakfast; prolife; righttolife; walterjones
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1 posted on 01/29/2005 5:14:25 PM PST by RepublicanReptile
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To: TaxRelief; Tax-chick; Constitution Day; Rebelbase; rrrod; Prospero

NC, Pro-Life PING!

2 posted on 01/29/2005 5:15:34 PM PST by RepublicanReptile ('Open your mind, close the Border")
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To: RepublicanReptile

Greenville, NC and Pitt County bump, my mutha, my grandaddy, and his daddy all grew up in Greenvul long before an out of control Supreme court decided to allow allow a proceedure that would change how America considers children. The decision they made was based on testimony that was an outright lie.

When years later the Roe of Roe v Wade recanted her testimony, one would have thought that a Supreme Court worthy of the name would have vacated a decision base on lying testimony, or maybe ya'll knew the Supreme Court better than most.

The choice was not, do I have sex or not have sex, but have sex, get pregnant, then make a choice, thanks Supreme Court, I can forget the first choice and go with the second or third or fourth, depending on whether I chose some sort of birth control, whether I chose this person or that person as the sperm donor, etc etc.

Choice, is the joke of the century. How many choices are there? As many as it takes to abort this baby that is stunting my way of life.

3 posted on 01/30/2005 4:46:23 AM PST by wita
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To: RepublicanReptile
the medical evidence that the unborn child feels pain

Not just a moderate amount of pain either, when the limbs of the unborn are ripped from it. And the "compassionate" abortionists don't even have the humanity to administer an anesthetic beforehand. They are on par with Hitler's henchmen.

4 posted on 01/30/2005 11:29:31 AM PST by VinceJS
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To: wita
I lived much of my life in Greenville and I may know who your parents and grandparents were, for along time it was a small place where most of us knew each other, over the last decade and a half many outsiders as they call them have taken up in Greenville and it has lost something. Greenville is a place where people do not need a reason to celebrate, they always an event to party for, but a birth of a child was always my favorite.
5 posted on 01/31/2005 10:54:38 AM PST by THE MODERATE
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To: wita

Choice, is the joke of the century. How many choices are there? As many as it takes to abort this baby that is stunting my way of life.

People should take responsibility for their supposed "mistake." There are plenty of willing people to adopt. We don't need abortion except in extreme cases.
You have identified one of the reasons I object to abortion and tuition tax credits.

6 posted on 01/31/2005 4:01:13 PM PST by moog
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