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Hundreds Attend Virginia Stands For Life Rally, Send Huge Message To General Assembly! #VAStands4Life14

Hundreds of pro-life Virginians traveled across the commonwealth and braved cold temperatures to send the General Assembly a clear message: Virginians oppose the abhorrence of abortion and expect lawmakers to uphold the sanctity of life (see Richmond Times-Dispatch). Keynote speaker Lila Rose vividly illustrated that message and the particularly heinous nature of abortion from her unique perspective as founder of Live Action, a new media pro-life investigative organization that goes undercover to expose the abortion industry's corruption and abuse. Ms. Rose founded Live Action at age 15 and has had Planned Parenthood on the run ever since. Later, she spoke to dozens of pastors at a Pastors For Family Values luncheon.

Joining her in speaking to the attendees were emcee Olivia Gans Turner of American Victims of Abortion; Susan Null, executive director of the Harrisonburg Pregnancy Center;  and Family Foundation President Victoria Cobb. The Reverend Bob Collins, founding pastor of World Outreach Worship Center, prayed the invocation. Afterward, attendees visited their delegates and senators to encourage them to support pro-life legislation, maintain the gains made the last three years, and oppose actions that would make abortion more available.

Hundreds of pro-life Virginians turned out today at Mr. Jefferson's capitol to support the sanctity of human Life. (Photo courtesy Richmond Times-Dispatch.)

Here is the official statement of the 14 partner organizations, including The Family Foundation, that hosted the 2014 Virginia Stands for Life Gathering (#VAStands4Life14):

This morning hundreds of pro-life Virginians came together to stand united in support of the sanctity of human life and to remind elected officials and the public that the pro-life movement in Virginia is thriving. The women and men at the event celebrated the 16 percent drop in Virginia's abortion rate over the past three years (a 22 percent drop among Virginia women), while hoping to encourage Virginia's elected officials to remain steadfast in their support of protective pro-life laws and legislation.

Several national and state pro-life organizations united together for today’s rally, bringing their supporters to Richmond to encourage reasonable and protective measures that seek to protect the lives of unborn children, the elderly and those with disabilities. With a new incoming administration, the organizers of today's peaceful event encouraged our elected officials to stand strong in the face of attempts to erode the significant recent pro-life gains that protect innocent unborn life and women.

All of the organizations and their constituents who were represented in this rally are committed to continuing to defend and advance the cause of unborn life, access to adoption, and the protection of human life. We will continue to voice the truth about the value of human life. As more Americans become pro-life every day, we are optimistic about the future for the unborn and the vulnerable in America and Virginia.   

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The Fab Four. Virginia's leading pro-life women, from left: Virginia Podboy of the Virginia Catholic Conference; Lila Rose of Live Action; TFF's Victoria Cobb; and Olivia Gans Turner of National Right To Life's American Victims of Abortion.

Event Update: Virginia Beach Meeting Cancelled, Newport News, Roanoke Meetings Still On

Due to the effects of Hurricane Irene, we have canceled today's pastors event with Dr. Wayne Grudem at London Bridge Baptist Church in Virginia Beach. We are sorry for inconvenience this might cause. However, tomorrow's event with Dr. Grudem at World Outreach Worship Center in the Denbigh section of Newport News is still on. It is from 8:00 a.m.-noon. If you were planning on attending today's event, you are welcome to attend this one instead. Click here to register.

We also are hosting Dr. Grudem at First Baptist Church in Roanoke on Thursday, September 1, from 9:00 a.m.-noon. Click here to register for that. There is no charge for these events and a complimentary breakfast will be provided to all pastors and ministry leaders. If your church pastor and ministry leaders are not aware of these events, please share this link with them. If they cannot schedule one of these events, please follow this link and share with them information about our pastors outreach affiliate, Pastors For Family Values.

Next Truth Project November 6 In Newport News

The Family Foundation, in association with Focus on the Family, is pleased to offer our next The Truth Project® group leader training Saturday, November 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Newport News at the World Outreach Worship Center, 1233 Shields Road. The Truth Project® is a DVD-based small group study that practically and personally introduces viewers to the truth claims of God. This dynamic training event will prepare you to lead this innovative small group curriculum, imparting a Biblical worldview into the lives of others. The event is open to everyone, especially small group ministers and leaders.

Click on the image to register today using our secure form.

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You can only get The Truth Project® DVDs by attending a training event or by completing the 13-week study. So, don’t miss this great opportunity. It may very well be the most transformational four hours of your life.

Registration is $99.00 per individual or couple and is only $50 for students who present a valid student ID at the door. The cost includes entire 8-disc DVD curriculum with Leader Training DVD. For more information about The Truth Project®, visit www.TheTruthProject.org.

If you would like to bring a Truth Project training to your area, please  contact Roger Pogge at 804-343-0010 or e-mail at roger@familyfoundation.org.

New Truth Project Training Dates Set

The Family Foundation is putting together two more group leader training sessions for Focus on the Family's The Truth Project®. The Truth Project® is a DVD-based small group study that practically and personally introduces viewers to the truth claims of God. This dynamic training prepares people to lead the innovative small group curriculum, imparting a Biblical worldview into the lives of others. It has been called "Dynamic," "Inspiring" and "Transformational." The events are open to everyone, especially small group ministers and leaders. The next session is in Fredericksburg on September 11. Following that is one in Newport News on November 6.

You can only get The Truth Project® DVDs by attending a training event or by completing the 13-week study. So don’t miss this great opportunity. It may very well be the most transformational four hours of your life. We hope you sign up today (click here). Here are the details:

Saturday, September 11

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hosted by Calvary Christian Church

2222 Jefferson Davis Highway

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Saturday, November 6

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hosted by World Outreach Worship Center

1233 Shields Road

Newport News, VA 23608-2062

Registration is $99.00 per individual or couple and only $50.00 for students with valid student identification at door. The cost includes the entire 8-disc DVD curriculum with Leader Training DVD. Registration is available online using our secure form (click here). For more information, visit TheTruthProject.org or call 804-343-0010.

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Voter Guides For November Elections Ready This Weekend!

The Family Foundation of Virginia's 2009 Voter Guides, non-partisan bulletin inserts that compare the positions of candidates on important issues such as life, marriage, parental rights and religious liberty, now are available. These Guides do not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party and are legal for distribution in churches. We were busy all summer encouraging pastors to engage in the civic process. Many have committed to distributing our Voter Guides in their churches. However, Virginia is a very large state and we have areas that have not yet been reached. We need your help in getting our Voter Guides into every church that is concerned about the direction in which our state and nation are heading. Please ask your pastor if your church will take The Family Foundation Voter Guides.

Each year, people contact several pastors and ask them to take the guides. This year, we are offering a small prize for your participation: Win a framed Virginia Capitol photo by submitting the largest number of churches with which you coordinated and delivered Family Foundation Voter Guides before midnight, November 3. Voter guide distribution at targeted events also will be considered.

Plus, we have another incentive: Start by entering just one church you know you can help with Voter Guides and you will be entered into the drawing to receive an autographed copy of our Gala speaker and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee's latest book. Click here to enter.

On Saturday, October 17 (unless otherwise noted), we will have distribution sites across Virginia to pick up the Voter Guides. See the list below for the one closest to you. If there are none in your area, please volunteer to set up a distribution point for two hours that Saturday. To help in any way with this effort, e-mail john@familyfoundation.org or call 1-804-343-0010. Whether you want to take Voter Guides to your church, set up a distribution point in your area or be the contact person for your city or county, we need your help.

The distribution points are:

Richmond (Contact: Mark Earley, Jr., at 804-405-2129)

Grove Avenue Baptist Church, 8701 Ridge Road, 9:30-noon.

Clover Hill Baptist Church, 3100 Old Courthouse Road (Midlothian), 9:30-noon.

Gethsemane Church of Christ, 5146 Mechanicsville Turnpike (Mechanicsville) 9:30-noon.

Loudoun (Contact: Ryan Rogge at 703-674-6948)

Near Panera Bread, 215 Fort Evans Road, NE (Leesburg), 10:00-1:00 p.m.

Tidewater (Contact: Hector Falcon at 757-288-2382)

Kempsville Presbyterian Church, 805 Kempsville Road (Virginia Beach) 8:30-1:00 p.m.

Peninsula (For more information, call 757-592-0312)

World Outreach Worship Center, 1233 Shields Road (Newport News), 10:00-1:00 p.m.

Lynchburg (For more information, call 434-401-0726)

Thomas Road Baptist Church Parking Lot, 1 Mountain View Road, 10:00–noon.

Henry County (Contact: Jeff Evans at 276-233-9407)

Victory Baptist of Fieldale, 1300 Dillons Fork Road, 11:00-1:00 p.m.

Patrick County (Contact: Mildred Layman at 276-340-0549)

Stuart Festival, Patriots of Patrick County Booth, Between 410 and 402 Patrick Avenue in Stuart, 10:00-4:30 p.m.

Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

Available at the "Values" debate between incumbent Republican Delegate Matt Lohr and Democratic challenger Gene Hart, Cornerstone Church at the Lake, 3591 Isaak Walton Drive, Sunday, October 18

Roanoke (Contact: Mickey Mixon at 540-798-8621)

Tanglewood Mall, under the mall sign, 4420 A-Electric Road, Sunday, October 18, 3:00– 6:00 p.m.

Shenandoah County (Contact: Brad Huddleston at 540-820-0810)

Family Fun Day Festival for Christ, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, 300 Fairgrounds Road, Woodstock, Sunday, October 18, 10:00-4:00 p.m.

Staunton and Surrounding Area (Contact: Brad Huddleston at 540-820-0810)

Free lunch for pastors! Shoney's Restaurant, 30 Sangers Lane, Staunton (I-81, Exit 222), 11:30–1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 20. The Family Foundation of Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley Teen Challenge are sponsoring a free lunch for pastors. Voter guides will be available there. In order to attend, register by calling Brad Huddleston or e-mailing him at brad.huddleston@tffaction.org.