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I have a say…Cecile Richards does NOT speak for me. Here comes the Catholic Church!

On Thursday, I shared a great video response by Father John Holowell to Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood and advisor to Obama on the HHS mandate.

I not only shared it, I added a “few” of my own thoughts to it. The more I chatted with friends about this ridiculous campaign by the largest abortion provider in the nation, the more evident it became that we needed to do something. Then someone suggested we do our own campaign.

Oh, and guess what? We don’t just want to hear from women…there are many men out there who love women for who they are – who agree with other women who do not bow before the contraception god. After listening to Cecile Richards’ sexist comments about men, I have to admit it aggravated me. I don’t like divisiveness, I don’t like to see men vilified, and I certainly don’t like to be made into a puppet for Planned Parenthood simply because I’m a woman.

How to participate: It’s simple and it’ll take a literal minute to do, start to finish {if you have a modem, I can’t vouch for the literal minute;)}

Birgit of Designs by Birgit and a contributing Sista is helping us collect your snaps for a video montage we will create with all the photos we receive.

  1. Write “I have a say…Cecile Richards does not speak for me. Here comes the Catholic Church!” on a blank piece of paper. Be creative with this by printing it up {here is a pre-made sign to print up and use}, using a sticky note or have your kids use crayons and glue and pipe cleaners! – I’ll show some examples at the end
  2. Pose with your picture*. It can be just you, with your spouse, your kiddos. No need to get fancy – just a quick snap using your camera phone is all good.
  3. Send Birgit your pic at designsbybirgit{{at}}me{{dot}}com and that’s it!

TIP: If you’d like to do several photos at once, consider taking the sign with you and have different friends hold the sign.

*By submitting your picture, you understand and agree that these images are going to be collected and used for a video. Further, you release Catholic Sistas {and Birgit of Designs by Birgit} from liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right you may have in connection with such use.

About Martina Kreitzer

Martina is a cradle Catholic, wife to Neil, and mother to six kiddos here {and one in heaven}– 4/96-6/12. She decided to homeschool the kiddos in 2010 after many years in public schools. She is the creator of Catholic Sistas which focuses on a feminine perspective of the Catholic Faith. The website was the result of an existing camaraderie by the contributors in a Catholic women’s group she created. She can be also be found sitting on the Board of Directors for Austin Catholic New Media, an apostolate aimed at bringing others to know Christ through the use of social media in the Austin Diocese, and a Seal of Approval evaluator for the Catholic Writers Guild. Lest you think she spends all her time online, Martina has enjoyed getting out into the community by serving on the Pastoral Council from 2010-2013. She is constantly on the lookout to make her parish as welcoming as the small town she grew up in East Texas. This task is not easy given that St. William is the largest parish in the Austin diocese, serving well over twenty thousand parishioners. She loves Jesus, coffee, bacon, chocolate, photography, more bacon, evangelizing, and the company of those unafraid to use their sense of humor.

  • Erika - Hey!! Where’s my picture??March 4, 2012 – 12:22 amReplyCancel

  • Sharon Ann Weidelman - God Bless you laddies!
    Love and prayers from an old Catholic Mom!
    Fight the good fight your Church is counting on all of you.
    I have posted you on my facebookMarch 4, 2012 – 4:19 pmReplyCancel

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