Indiana Right to Life launches #PledgeToVote campaign

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Right to Life today launched its #PledgeToVote campaign urging supporters to contact at least five pro-life family members and friends and urge them to vote.

The centerpiece of the campaign is an online pledge where supporters can add their names and show their readiness to take action.

“We are urging our supporters to go the extra mile in helping to turn out a huge pro-life vote this year,” states Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “It’s easy to just sit back and watch Fox News and CNN, or to listen to the political pundits. But none of that will have the impact of friends and family making personal connections.  Our goal is to produce a pro-life landslide in Indiana.”

Fichter notes that the pro-life community is energized and that he is confident the #PledgeToVote campaign will give Hoosiers a meaningful and motivating form of engagement all the way through the November 3 elections.

“Unborn children have no voice,” says Fichter.  “Our votes must be a voice for them.”

 

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Indiana Right to Life PAC Announces Endorsements In 2020 General Elections

Indianapolis –Indiana Right to Life PAC today announced its endorsement of these candidates in the 2020 general elections:

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Donald Trump President
Eric Holcomb Governor
Todd Rokita Attorney General
Jackie Walorski U.S. Rep. Second District
Jim Banks U.S. Rep. Third District
Jim Baird U.S. Rep. Fourth District
Victoria Spartz U.S. Rep., Fifth District
Greg Pence U.S. Rep. Sixth District
Larry D. Bucshon U.S. Rep. Eighth District
Trey Hollingsworth U.S. Rep., Ninth District
Ed Soliday State Representative, District 004
Dale DeVon State Representative, District 005
Jake Teshka State Representative, District 007
Tom Wichlinski State Representative, District 012
Hal Slager State Representative, District 015
Jack Jordan State Representative, District 017
Craig Snow State Representative, District 018
Julie Olthoff State Representative, District 019
Jim Pressel State Representative, District 020
Timothy Wesco State Representative, District 021
Ethan Manning State Representative, District 023
Donna Schaibley State Representative, District 024
Donald J. Lehe State Representative, District 025
Jeffrey Thompson State Representative, District 028
Chuck Goodrich State Representative, District 029
Mike Karickhoff State Representative, District 030
Tony Cook State Representative, District 032
J.D. Prescott State Representative, District 033
Elizabeth Rowray State Representative, District 35
Kyle Pierce State Representative, District 036
Todd Huston State Representative, District 037
Heath VanNatter State Representative, District 038
Jerry Torr State Representative, District 039
Greg Steuerwald State Representative, District 040
Beau Baird State Representative, District 044
Bruce Borders State Representative, District 045
Bob Heaton State Representative, District 046
Doug Miller State Representative, District 048
Christy Stutzman State Representative, District 049
Dan Leonard State Representative, District 050
Dennis J. Zent State Representative, District 051
Ben Smaltz State Representative, District 052
Brad Barrett State Representative, District 056
Michelle Davis State Representative, District 058
Ryan Lauer State Representative, District 059
Peggy Mayfield State Representative, District 060
Jeff Ellington State Representative, District 062
Shane M. Lindauer State Representative, District 063
Matt Hostettler State Representative, District 064
Chris May State Representative, District 065
Zach Payne State Representative, District 066
Randy Frye State Representative, District 067
Jim Lucas State Representative, District 069
Karen Engleman State Representative, District 070
Steve Davisson State Representative, District 073
Stephen R. Bartels State Representative, District 074
Cindy Ledbetter State Representative, District 075
Wendy McNamara State Representative, District 076
Greg Peete State Representative, District 077
Matthew Lehman State Representative, District 079
Martin Carbaugh State Representative, District 081
David H. Abbott State Representative, District 082
Dave Heine State Representative, District 085
Chris Jeter State Representative, District 088
Cynthia Kirchhofer State Representative, District 089
Mike Speedy State Representative, District 090
Robert Behning State Representative, District 091
Felipe Jesus Rios State Representative, District 094
Ed Charbonneau State Senator, District 05
Brian W. Buchanan State Senator, District 07
Ryan Mishler State Senator, District 09
Blake Doriot, State Senator, District 12
C. Susan Glick State Senator, District 13
Justin Busch State Senator, District 16
Stacey A Donato State Senator, District 18
Scott A. Baldwin State Senator, District 20
John Crane State Senator, District 24
Michael R. Crider State Senator, District 28
John Ruckelshaus State Senator, District 30
Aaron Freeman State Senator, District 32
R. Michael Young State Senator, District 35
Jack E. Sandlin State Senator, District 36
Rodric D. Bray State Senator, District 37
Jean Leising State Senator, District 42
Eric A. Koch State Senator, District 44

All candidates, including incumbents, are required to complete a candidate survey to be eligible for endorsement consideration.

Paid for by Indiana Right to Life PAC.  Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

 

 

Meet our 2020 Thomas Marzen Memorial Scholarship Recipients

AnnMarie Hemmerling of Crown Point has been announced as the top recipient of our annual Thomas Marzen Memorial Scholarship for young Indiana leaders attending college this fall. Hemmerling’s pro-life involvement began as a high school sophomore attending the National March for Life in Washington, D.C.. She has also been involved with the Diocesan Youth Council of Gary, Indiana, and has participated in numerous events through the Respect Life Ministry in her Diocese. She is also an active participant in Boilermakers for Life at Purdue. “The life issue is so important to me because of the message it sends,” wrote Hemmerling. “It speaks of love and proclaims God’s word on the importance of each life”.

Also receiving a scholarship is Rosa Elizabeth Trippel of Mishawaka. Rosa was actively involved with pro-life activities through her four years at Marian High School. She has been an avid member of the Knights for Life club, has attended the March for Life four times, was voted Vice-President of her Right to Life club, and helped organize a volunteer team for the Christ Child Society benefit auction.

A third recipient in 2020 is Amelia Turnbull of Fort Wayne. Amelia won Indiana Right to Life’s 2020 state oratory contest and has attended the National March for Life and the Northeast Indiana March for Life. In addition, she organized Carolers for Christ to minister to nursing home residents, has participated in the Pro-Life Club, and has volunteered extensively to help elect pro-life candidates to office.

We applaud all of this year’s applicants. We’re also thankful for our financial supporters who help make this scholarship program possible. You are appreciated!

Morristown Student Takes Third Place in National Pro-Life Oratory Contest

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – Mikayla Zwirn took third place at the National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest with her speech on infanticide. The contest was held Jul. 6 in Charleston, South Carolina at the National Right to Life Convention.

Zwirn earned the opportunity to represent Indiana at the national contest after taking first place in the Right to Life of Johnson and Morgan Counties contest and the Indiana Right to Life contest.

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

“We’re so proud of Mikayla for giving an articulate defense of vulernable children,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “Mikayla understands that infanticide is not only unpopular, but also a grave evil and cheapens our humanity. We congratulate Mikayla for placing at the national contest and wish her the best in her future education.”

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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