Upcoming Events : CCRTL Meeting on Jan. 9, Community Room at Cascade Park Library at 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver. 5:30 pm educational presentation. 6:30 pm Board Meeting. Newcomers welcome. 

Cancelled due to concern with weather.....CCRTL Roe v. Wade Memorial Rally on Jan. 13, 1-2pm on the steps of the Clark County Courthouse, 1200 Franklin St., Vancouver. Bad weather cancellation.
Oregon Right to Life Roe v. Wade Memorial Rally on Jan. 15, 2:30pm at Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd, Portland. 
40 Days for Life Starts on March 1 with prayer, fasting and outreach to end abortion, offering life-affirming alternatives. Peaceful, prayerful presence bringing hope and help to a place of despair and deathPrayer Vigil Site, public right of way one block north of E Mill Plain Blvd on NE 116th Ave. Across the street from Planned Parenthood Abortion Center. Go HERE for more info. 

Recent Events
Nearly one month to the day after speaking at the Nov. 6 Closing Event for 40 Days for Life Father Ron Wasowski, CSC, passed away suddenly. A wonderful priest and professor of environmental science at the University of Portland, he was advisor to the UP Pro-Life Club. May he rest in peace. See obituary HERE. And a letter to the editor of the campus newspaper last year HERE.
Sept. 19, at Cascade Park Library at 5:30 Gerry showed the DVD, A Voice for Life, the story of abortion survivor, Melissa Ohden, whose mother had a saline abortion in 1977 which Melissa survived. One gentleman was working on his computer in the community room and stayed for the presentation, then accepted the 40 Days for Life flier. Our Board meeting was attended by 5 people, all of whom were nominated and elected to one year terms on the Board starting Oct. 1. The new Board then elected officers for the year: Tina Bock, President; Dorothy Gill, Vice-President; Wanda Palena, Secretary; Gerry Parmantier, Treasurer; Ann Makar, At-large member. Congratulations. 
 August 22at the Cascade Park Library at 5:30 Gerry Parmantier again presented the DVD featuring Carol Everett to 2 attendees with discussion following. The Board meeting was attended by 8 people, including 4 Board members.  Ann Makar had to resign as Secretary due to a very busy ongoing grandchild care commitment. Thanks for all your good work, Ann.  Good feedback on this year's fair booth. 
 August 5-14, CCRTL Fair Booth at the Clark County Fair. Thanks to our 60+ volunteers and to Ann Makar for organizing their schedules; Larry, John Paul and David Scheese for obtaining part of the exhibit from the Beaverton affiliate of Oregon RTL; Tina Bock for taking down the exhibit on the last night; again the Scheese family for making a return trip to Beaverton; Gerry Parmantier for helping Ann and the Scheese family. Our RTL colleagues in Beaverton have a 3 day fair and wondered about our 10 day fair exhibit: "How do you do it?" Now you know. 
June 20, Monday, 5:30 - 6:15 at the Cascade Park Library Community Room. "A former abortion clinic owner looks at abortion." Why did Carol Everett get into the abortion industry...why did she stay...why did she leave? Over 20 people attended this presentation...over half were high school/college age. Carol Everett's presentation of abortion techniques using the actual tools of the trade and letting the audience use their imaginations was very effective. She herself was forced to abort her third child by her husband and doctor. This led to a divorce and she started working in an abortion business and then ended up owning several. In 6 years she "witnessed" about 35, 000 abortions including one mother's death (never reported) and 18 hysterectomies and/or colostomies. Two most common questions women and girls asked before the abortion: is it a baby and will it hurt. Her answer: no and no. She wanted to become a millionaire. Now she wants to share her story so others can make an "informed" decision. The MC of the event, Gerry Parmantier, RN (retired) suggested one website for follow up: Abortion is the UnChoice unwanted, unsafe, unfair.
April 9.  Over 500 people attended the Oregon Right to Life Conference in Portland at the Airport Holiday Inn. To see the conference presentations (when available) go to http://www.ortl.org/ and click on "Events". You can also view the winning entries in the student essay, drawing and video creating contests. We gave away over 50 of the pre-born 12 week babies and the accompanying Precious One card detailing developmental milestones. Thank you, Oregon Right to Life. You give hope to all who cherish life and work for the day when every life will be respected in fact and protected by law.  
April 2, Saturday, noon to 5pm. Multicultural Spring Resource Fair in Gaiser Hall at Clark College. CCRTL had a table with bilingual prolife literature and a lot of "Precious Baby" models representing the 10-12 week pre-born child....we gave away about 50 including the prenatal development info card. And we had two young ladies who want to help with our exhibit at the   Clark County Fair August 5-14. 

 Life-Saving Information
Pregnant and need help? Local Pregnancy Resource Centers
Questions about abortion? Dr. Levatino explains the procedures.  
Clark County Right to Life, PO Box 1652, Vancouver, WA 98668 Our email is 4life@clarkrtl.org 
We are the local affiliate of Human Life WA State  which is our state's affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee.