Morristown Student Wins Indiana Pro-Life Oratory Contest 

Annual Contest Gives Students the Opportunity to Promote Pro-Life Positions

INDIANAPOLIS – Mikayla Zwirn, representing Right to Life of Johnson and Morgan Counties, won the recent Indiana Right to Life Oratory Contest with a speech on infanticide. She now will represent Indiana Right to Life in the National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest. The contest will be held at the National Right to Life Convention on July 6 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mikayla is the daughter of Lori and Pete Zwirn. She has six siblings. She is currently homeschooled and plans to attend Moody Bible Institute this fall, majoring in Ministry to Women.

Runner-up was Emma Shutt of Right to Life of Indianapolis. Other contestants were Joshua Butts of Allen County Right to Life, Sarah Fruit of Right to Life of Southwestern Indiana, Rebecca Torres of Lake County Right to Life and Ava Page of Howard County Right to Life.

“You won’t find a much more articulate defense of the pro-life position than in the speeches of our Indiana students,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “These students understand the sanctity of life and critical importance of protecting innocent human life from womb to tomb. We wish Mikayla the very best as she represents Indiana on the national stage this summer.”

For a photo of Zwirn, click here.
Mikayla Zwirn wins 1st Place in 2019 Oratory Contest
Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.
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Tim Smith for Fort Wayne Mayor Endorsed by Indiana Right to Life PAC

Smith Will Bring Pro-Life Convictions to the Mayor’s Office

FORT WAYNE, IND. – Indiana Right to Life Political Action Committee (PAC) announces its endorsement of Tim Smith for Fort Wayne Mayor in the May 7 Primary Election.

“Tim has been a long-time advocate for the unborn and their mothers in Fort Wayne,” said Mike Fichter, Chairman of the Indiana Right to Life PAC. “He will ensure the sanctity of life is protected in Fort Wayne.

“Make no mistake – abortion policy matters at the local level. Fort Wayne’s long-time abortion doctor ceased operations in part due to a county ordinance. Over in South Bend, Mayor Pete Buttigieg stopped Women’s Care Center from offering pro-life pregnancy services next door to a proposed abortion center.

“We urge Fort Wayne voters to vote for pro-life candidate, Tim Smith, for mayor.”

Indiana Right to Life PAC works to elect pro-life candidates to public office for the purpose of enacting public policy that protects the right to life of all persons, including the unborn. Indiana Right to Life PAC believes that the issue of life is paramount to all other issues because without the right to life, all other freedoms are without meaning.

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Holcomb’s Signature Ends Dismemberment Abortions in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Yesterday, Gov. Eric Holcomb ended dismemberment abortions in Indiana by signing House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1211. The dismemberment procedure is typically used for second-trimester abortions and involves pulling a fully alive unborn baby apart limb by limb.

“Hoosiers spoke up in great numbers against the atrocity of dismemberment abortions this spring,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “Legislators listened, and thanks to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s signature, children will be protected from barbaric dismemberment abortions in Indiana. We thank our pro-life elected officials for their leadership.”

HEA 1211, authored by Rep. Peggy Mayfield and co-authored by Rep. Christy Stutzman, passed the legislature with bipartisan support, against the wishes of Planned Parenthood.

Click here for information on dismemberment abortions.

Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.

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On Good Friday, There Is Good News

Today, if you are struggling in the aftermath of an abortion, there is good news.

Today, if you are struggling with guilt over paying for an abortion, or coercing a woman to have an abortion, or encouraging an abortion decision, there is good news.

Today, if you are wondering if you can really walk away from a job that you know is leading to the deaths of unborn children, there is good news.

Today, if you have failed to speak for the defenseless, there is good news.

Today, if you are liar, a thief, a mocker, or a hater, there is good news.

Today, if you are like me, there is good news.

Today, no matter who you are and what you have done, there is good news.

Today is Good Friday, a day so easily overlooked or marginalized on our busy schedules. Yet what this day commemorates is the turning point of all human history, the day when the only One who could pay the price for our sin willingly did so, not because he didn’t anguish over what was before Him, but because it was His Father’s will.

Who among us would be willing to be beaten, spit upon, scourged, crowned with thrones, stripped, laughed at, marched through the streets, nailed to a cross, and have insults hurled at us as our life drained away, struggling with excruciating pain at each new breath?

Who among us could take every sin of the world upon our shoulders – every abortion, every hateful word, every selfish thought, every lie, every abuse, every denial of God, every evil we can think of – and bear it to the point of crying out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Who among us would have the authority to say, “It is finished?”

Who among us? Not one.You may think you have gone too far. You may think you are worthless. You may even think you are fine the way you are and have no need for God.

The cross still remains.

Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus, fully man and fully God, took the full punishment of sin on the cross and made forgiveness possible for all who place their trust in Him alone. He is the only One who could. He is the only One who did. He is the One we remember on Good Friday.

There is good news today.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

-Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life