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VIDEO: Cecile Richards does NOT speak for me….

St. Joan of Arc, pray for us!

This past week has been CRAZY with buzz over Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, asking women to submit videos of themselves to show support of the HHS Mandate. That is just the tip of the iceburg when it comes to the HHS Mandate, The Catholic Church, and the Freedom of Religion. Even teenagers are joining in taking a stand!

On Thursday Catholic Sistas posted this blog post, and then on Saturday we posted this one asking for people to send in their pictures so that we could make a video to send a message to Cecile Richards that she does not speak for us. After a lot of work and help from other bloggers here is the video. You can go to the blogs that have helped us: A Catholic Life, Designs by Birgit, and The Ramblings of a Crazy Face. (the last one is my personal blog. Yeah I plugged it.) And you can see Father Holowell’s video, where the phrase “Here comes the Catholic Church” originated. If I forgot anyone, I’m sorry. We had a lot of help!

Now comes the moment you’ve been waiting for: The Catholic Sistas  “I have a Say” video!! Please feel free to keep sending us your pictures and we will add them to the blog or consider making another video if enough pictures flood in.

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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.