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How do you respond?

Posted in Life, Marriage & Family, News on: January 25th, 2013
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It’s impossible to properly commemorate the loss of 50 million lives to abortion. There is simply no way to capture the grief, confusion, pain, and shock at the reality of so many lost lives, and so many people scarred from the procedure.

This week was filled with events, blog posts, news articles, and proclamations in recognition of this solemn anniversary. Today is the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

There are too many newsworthy items to share, but I wanted to highlight some of what we saw in Arizona and across the web this week in response to the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

  • Arizona Life Coalition Rally – More than 800 people from across the state rallied together on Tuesday to “Commemorate. Support. Believe.” We kicked off the event with 40 bells to signify the 40 years, and ended on a high note as we celebrated recent successes, and our belief that we will see an end to abortion in our lifetime. You can view pictures from the rally here. You can also read some of the coverage from the rally:
  • We can stop Roe in our lifetime – Read my editorial on azcentral.com about how the pro-life community has made progress to protect women and preborn children from the dangerous and deadly practices of the abortion industry.
  • Which legislators signed the pro-life proclamation? The Arizona House and Senate, along with Governor Brewer issued pro-life proclamations Tuesday in respect of those lives lost and harmed by abortion. See the list of those state legislators that signed onto the proclamation.
  • Abortion Promises Unfulfilled – Before Roe, abortion advocates made a number of promises about the societal benefits of abortion on-demand. But as the Witherspoon Institute highlights, those promises never came true.
  • Pastor John Piper on the humanity of the preborn – If you need to brush-up on your pro-life apologetics, this is a great place to start.
  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Roe – The Gospel Coalition’s Justin Taylor explains how “Jane Roe” was lured into our nation’s most notorious litigation.
  • The pro-abortion response – In an all-time-low for abortion proponents, the Center for Reproductive Rights released a video mocking the loss of millions of preborn lives.

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Family Life Radio Honors Cathi Herrod with the “21st Century Deborah” Award

Posted in News on: October 11th, 2012
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Family Life Radio honored Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi Herrod with the “21st Century Deborah” Award this week.

Here’s their announcement:

Today Dr. Randy Carlson, President of Family Life Radio, honored Cathi Herrod as a 21st Century Deborah.

Carlson compared Herrod to the biblical leader Deborah, “a strong woman who moved in a world of men…who led her people into battle with strength and conviction” from Judges 3-4. (more…)

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Funding Abortion Providers: Prop 204’s Unintended Consequences

Posted in Life on: October 9th, 2012
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Center for Arizona Policy and Arizona Right to Life announced opposition to Proposition 204 today due to vague and ill-defined language contained in the proposition that could allow up to $100 million of taxpayer dollars to be given to abortion providers annually.

While the proposition has been billed as an education measure, it creates a $100 million slush fund that a governor could allocate for “family stability” and “basic needs” that “lead to family stability”. These terms are not clearly defined in the proposition, leaving the door open for chief executives to use this section to funnel monies to abortion providers. (more…)

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Abortions Drop 7.3% in Arizona Year to Year

Posted in Life on: September 20th, 2012
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The latest statistics from the Arizona Department of Health Services show a 7.3 percent decrease in abortions performed in Arizona year to year. Thanks in part to the growing prolife movement in the state, there were 1,079 fewer women harmed by abortion, and fewer preborn lives lost in August 2011-July 2012 (13,627) compared to August 2010-July 2011 (14,706). (more…)

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Intern with CAP

Posted in News on: August 27th, 2012
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Interning with CAP provides students with real-life experience working in public policy. See the two descriptions below and email us with any questions.

Policy Intern Overview

Program Goal – The Internship Program at Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in non-profit government relations and participate in the daily operations of a policy organization. Students will become familiar with the intricacies of the Arizona legislative process and the philosophy behind and methodology of implementing pro-family public policies.

Terms of the Program – Internships demand 15-25 hours each week and typically last four to five months. Daytime availability is a must. College credit is available but the intern is responsible for making the appropriate arrangement with his or her college. Internships do not include compensation.

Internship Duties – The intern works primarily in the policy, research, and grassroots divisions of CAP. During the legislative session, the intern will monitor a large number of bills as they move through the legislative process, attend committee hearings, assist with policy-related projects, and complete research projects as assigned. During times when the legislature is out of session, interns will primarily be assisting with the compilation of CAP’s Voter Guide and researching potential legislation for the next session. Additionally, the intern will assist with various administrative tasks in other areas of the organization.

Qualifications – Applicants must:

Be enrolled in college either at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Exhibit a basic understanding of the legislative process.
Exhibit computer competency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and web-based research.
Have strong written and oral skills.
Have access to transportation.

To apply, email your resume, a writing sample, a college transcript, and the name, position and contact information for two references to info@azpolicy.org and put “Policy Intern Application” in the subject line.

Communications Intern Overview

Program Goal – The Communications Internship Program at Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in communications and public relations for a nonprofit public policy organization. Students will be a part of the team responsible for communicating CAP’s mission and message to promote and defend foundational principles in the press, online, and at events.

Terms of the Program – Internships require 15-25 hours each week and typically last four to five months. Daytime availability is a must. Because of the hands-on nature of the internship, particularly during the legislative session, applicants will spend some time out of the CAP office. College credit is available, but the intern is responsible for making the appropriate arrangement with his or her college. Internships do not include compensation.

Internship Duties – The intern works primarily in the communications, marketing, and public relations divisions of CAP. The internship will be writing intensive, as interns will be creating content for CAP’s Foundations blog, weekly emails to CAP’s statewide list, talking points for media interviews, op-eds, letters to the editor, and much more.

Interns will also be responsible for monitoring local and national media for coverage on CAP’s issues of life, marriage and family, religious liberty, and judicial reform. This will include monitoring activity on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Additionally, depending on the intern’s familiarity with audio and video editing software, interns will assist in recording and editing Public Service Announcements and online content. The intern will assist with various administrative tasks in other areas of the organization as well.

Qualifications – Applicants must:

Be enrolled in college either at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Exhibit a basic understanding of the legislative process.
Exhibit computer competency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and web-based research.
Be well acquainted with the Associated Press stylebook.
Have strong written and oral skills.
Have access to transportation.

To apply, email your resume, a writing sample, a college transcript, and the name, position and contact information for two references to info@azpolicy.org and put “Communications Intern Application” in the subject line.

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