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CBR Appoints Bill and Jeanette Shultz as Project Directors for the Carolinas

Husband and wife dream team

CBR’s husband-and-wife team Bill and Jeanette Schultz.

by Jacqueline Hawkins

We are pleased to welcome Bill and Jeanette Schultz of Raleigh, North Carolina, to the CBR family.  Hitting the ground running on Day 1, they have already spearheaded a number of CBR projects, including a GAP at Fayetteville State, Choice Chains at NC State and Wake Technical Community College, a School Choice project outside Millbrook High School, and a Pro-Life Training Academy for Raleigh-area activists.

Bill and Jeanette are formerly the owners and operators of Schultz Construction in Albany, NY.  In 2004, after retiring from the construction business, they moved to  Raleigh and began to focus more on God’s business.  They soon founded the Street Samaritans and Gospel Ministry, whose mission was to plead for both lives and souls, primarily outside abortion clinics and high schools.

Since 2009, Bill and Jeanette have been a regular presence on public sidewalks outside Wake County (Raleigh area) high schools.  In addition to displaying abortion photos, they have delivered God’s mail by handing out tens of thousands of pieces of pro-life and abstinence literature.

Welcome aboard, Bill and Jeanette!  We are already seeing great things from you!

If you’d like to share in this work, it’s quick, easy, and secure to support CBR online.  Whatever you can do will make a huge difference.   To support Bill and Jeanette’s work, designate your gift for “Carolina Projects (SE-NS).”

Jacqueline Hawkins is a CBR Project Director and a regular FAB contributor.

Pro-Life on Campus at Columbus State University

Emily McGowan of Liberty University explains how genocide perpetrators always dehumanize their victims

Emily McGowan of Liberty University explains how genocide perpetrators always dehumanize their victims.

For the first time in history, CBR exposed the horror at Columbus State University (CSU) in Georgia.  We were hosted by the CSU Advocates for Life (AFL), the student group we started earlier this year.

We were joined by five students from Liberty University in Virginia who spent their spring break winning hearts, changing minds, and saving lives.  We pray for the day these students expose abortion on their own campus, without interference from the Liberty University staff.

The trip was funded by the Chattahoochee Valley United for Life (CVUL), a chapter of Georgia Right to Life (GRTL).  Over the years, we have worked with many GRTL chapters to bring GAP to Georgia.  This trip was a huge answer to prayer.

CBR and CVUL hosed our Pro-Life Training Academy (PLTA) to prepare members and students alike to articulate and defend the pro-life movement, even in a hostile environment.

Check out the local media coverage:

A middle-aged woman told us, “I am so glad you are here. Folks don’t understand what they are doing. I have 50 year-old friends who are still hurting from abortion. It goes so much deeper than people realize.”  Indeed.

CBR Appoints Jackie Hawkins as Project Director

Jackie Hawkins

The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR), Southeast Region Operations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jackie Hawkins as our newest Project Director.

Jackie resides in Virginia’s Hampton Roads.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Agriculture at Ferrum College and her master’s degree in Plant Physiology at Virginia Tech.  It was during her studies at Virginia Tech that she came in contact with Center for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Before she joined CBR, Jackie wanted to do more for the pro-life movement.  As a busy grad student, she could only spare every other Saturday to go to the nearest abortion clinic to sidewalk council.  One day the thought popped into her head: “Wouldn’t it be cool if I could work for the pro-life movement full time?”  But she dismissed the thought, “Nah, that’s not a thing. 

CBR came to Virginia Tech with their Pro-Life Training Academy (PLTA) and Genocide Awareness Project (PLTA) in the spring of 2014.  Jackie came to understand in a few short hours that pro-life work was her passion and that she wanted nothing more than to work with an abortion-abolishing powerhouse like CBR.  Lucky for Jackie, CBR is always hiring full-time abolitionists!

As fascinating as plant physiology is — well, maybe to some people — changing minds and saving babies is a more excellent career decision!

Jacqueline looks forward to working not only with university students, but with the Black community to help end the eugenic slaughter of Black children.

Welcome aboard, Jackie! We’re expecting great things from you!

If you’d like to support Jackie (or any of our staff members), it’s quick, easy, and secure to support CBR online.  Whatever you can do will make a huge difference.  To support Jackie’s work, designate your gift for “Virginia Project Director (SE-JFH)”.

Jackie Hawkins already on the job at Fayetteville State University!

Pro-Life Training Academy – Convincing the skeptic and calming the screamer

The PLTA trains you to explain and defend the pro-life position, even in a hostile environment.

The PLTA gives you the confidence to answer any pro-abortion challenge.

How do you convince the skeptic?  What do you say to the screaming pro-abort?  Need help?  Then maybe the Pro-Life Training Academy (PLTA) is for you.

The Pro-Life Training Academy equipped us to answer tough questions about abortion and taught the science and logic behind the pro-life position.  The Pro-Life Training Academy is a great resource that every pro-life group should take advantage of!  (Claire Chretien, U of Alabama)

No matter what your role in the pro-life movement, we train you to articulate and defend the pro-life position, even in a hostile environment.  This spring, we took the PLTA to Lexington (Kentucky), Tuscaloosa (Alabama) and Auburn (Alabama).

Would you like to us to train your pro-life group?

If your activism puts you in the line of fire, this training is for you.  Maybe you are a group of pro-life activists who frequent the local abortion facility, like our audience in Lexington.  Perhaps you are preparing to show abortion photos in public, like our audience in Tuscaloosa and Auburn.  Perhaps you lead a group of high-school pro-lifers who need to learn the basics.  Either way, the PLTA is for you!

We learned the facts about abortion, the reasoning behind the arguments, and the most effective strategies for changing hearts and saving lives on our campus.  (Peter Ascik, U of Georgia)

We spend a lot of time on role-playing.  We don’t just tell you how; we show you how and help you practice.  We don’t just care how much you know in your head; we care how well you can convince others.  That’s what you care about!

Course Outline:

  • Standing on the shoulders of giants.  Listen to those who came before.
  • Modulated conflict is your friend.  Do not fear it.  Embrace it.  Use it.
  • What is it?  The slam-dunk scientific certainty that life begins at conception.
  • But when is life important?  The philosophical case for personhood at conception.
  • Three steps to success:  Columbo Questions, Trot out the Toddler, and SLED.
  • Hard questions:  Rape, incest, life of the mother.
  • The genocide claim.  Abortion is not just another evil.

Would you like to host a PLTA in your city?  Please call us and we’ll set the date!

Pro Life on Campus at Auburn University

Crowd gathers at Auburn University

A crowd gathers at Auburn University. (Click to enlarge image.)

We took our Pro-Life Training Academy (PLTA) and our Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) to Auburn University earlier this month.  We had a great location on the Haley Concourse, right in front of the Student Center.  You can see the large crowd in the photo (right).  We were hosted by the Auburn Students for Life.

Converting the neutral and activating the converted.  Nicole spoke at length with a student who was marginally pro-life until we showed up.  She spent hours volunteering at the GAP display and is now on fire to do more.  She joined the Auburn Students for Life and we know we’ll see her again!

Too late.  Nicole also spoke with a young man who was obviously distraught.  She said, “You are obviously upset by what you are seeing.  Would you mind sharing with me what you are thinking?”  As it turned out, this young man had advised his sister to get an abortion, just two weeks before.  Clearly, we needed to be at Auburn last year.  In fact, we need to be on every campus every year with GAP.  Additional visits with “Choice” signs would be good, too.  Nicole, who is post-abortive herself, explained about the many physical and emotional risks that his sister now faces.  She also recommended counseling.

Abortion is not genocide … so they say.  Many people are confused about the definition of genocide and assert that abortion is not genocide.  Of course, abortion is neither murder nor genocide if the preborn is anything less than a living human being.  But if the preborn is a living human being — science and common sense tell us that the preborn is both human and alive — then abortion kills 1.2 million American human beings every year.  If not genocide, what else would we call it?

They try to say that abortion cannot be genocide because the government doesn’t perform the killing.  That’s a silly argument because (a) government leadership is not part of the definition of genocide, and (b) the US government actually pays for a lot of abortions and will, under ObamaCare, pay for all of them.

There is no one definition of genocide.  In our years of studying this crime, we have identified three different classes of definitions: general, legal, and scholarly.  Within each category are literally hundreds of definitions.  We use the definition of genocide embodied in the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 96, which defines genocide as “a denial of the right of existence of entire human groups, as homicide is the denial of the right to live of individual human beings….”  Resolution 96 goes on to say genocide is a crime “whether committed on religious, racial, political or any other grounds …” (emphasis added).  With abortion, the “entire human group” denied the right of existence is unwanted, preborn children.

Pro Life Training Academy at George Mason University

Jay Watts explains how to "trot out the toddler."

Jay Watts explains how to defend the preborn by "trotting out the toddler."

The Pro Life Training Academy (PLTA) trains you to articulate and respectfully defend the pro-life position.  Today, we are at George Mason University (GMU).  Tomorrow, we’ll be in Richmond, on the campus of the University of Richmond.  Here’s our schedule for the coming week:

  • March 31 – Pro Life Training Academy (PLTA), Fairfax
  • April 1 – PLTA, Richmond
  • April 2-3 – Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), George Mason University (GMU)
  • April 4-5 – GAP, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
  • April 9 – Choice Chain, University of Richmond (private school)

Featured PLTA speaker is Jay Watts, the VP of Communications at the Life Training Institute (LTI).  As a former pro-choice atheist, Jay is uniquely prepared to show you how to deal with people like … well … his former self.

Let us know when you want to bring the PLTA to your city!

More than 100 at Pro Life Training Academy in Jacksonville!

The Pro Life Training Academy is a big hit at the U of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville!  More than 100 attended!  The UNF Student Union staff were gracious to expand the room and provide additional tables and chairs on a moment’s notice!

Pro Life Training Academy at UNF.  Jay Watts explains how to "trot out the toddler" to diffuse pro-abortion arguments.

Pro Life Training Academy at UNF. Jay Watts explains how we can "trot out the toddler" to diffuse many pro-abortion arguments.

Pro Life Training Academy in Kingston, Rhode Island

CBR Maine Director Leslie Sneddon opens the PLTA at the University of Rhode Island

CBR Maine Director Leslie Sneddon opens the PLTA at the University of Rhode Island. More than 25 people participated in this training program.

The Pro Life Training Academy (PLTA) trains you to articulate and respectfully defend the pro-life position.  Today, we were at the University of Rhode Island (URI).  Tomorrow and Tuesday, we’ll display our Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) at URI, Lord willing.

Featured PLTA speaker was Jay Watts, the VP of Communications at the Life Training Institute (LTI).  As a former pro-choice atheist, Jay is uniquely prepared to show you how to deal with people like … well … his former self.

Let us know when you want to bring the PLTA to your city!

Pro Life Training Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee

Pro Life Training Academy in Knoxville

Pro Life Training Academy in Knoxville

The Pro Life Training Academy (PLTA) trains you to articulate and respectfully defend the pro-life position.  Here we are in Knoxville today.

Pro Life Training Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Jay Watts explains how to ... fly?  No.  He's teaching pro-lifers in Chattanooga how to explain and defend the pro-life position.

Jay Watts explains how to ... fly? No. He's teaching pro-lifers in Chattanooga how to articulate and defend the pro-life position.

The Pro Life Training Academy (PLTA) trains you to articulate and respectfully defend the pro-life position.  We’re in Chattanooga today, Knoxville tomorrow.

Featured speaker is Jay Watts, the VP of Communications at the Life Training Institute (LTI).  As a former pro-choice atheist, Jay is uniquely prepared to show you how to deal with people like … well … his former self.

Let us know when you want to bring the PLTA to your city!

Pro Life Training Academy in Lynchburg, Virginia

Pro Life Training Academy at Lynchburg, Va.

Pro Life Training Academy at Lynchburg, Va.

Here we are in Lynchburg, Virginia.  Thankfully, we are well west of Hurricane Irene.  We have students here from Liberty U, Central Virginia Community Collge, James Madison U, the U of Virginia, the U of Richmond.  Pro-life activits from Lynchburg and Roanoke have also joined us.

This is a critical place for us to be.  The pro-life Liberty University students are telling us that there are many pro-choice students on their campus.

We don’t charge students to attend this Academy.  We depend on you to cover our costs, which are about $75 per person (mostly speaker travel).  Please click here, and please be generous, so that we can do this again for more students in Virginia and across the country.

Our featured speaker is Jay Watts of the Life Training Institute (LTI).  As a former pro-choice atheist, Jay is uniquely prepared to train students how to deal with people like … well … his former self!

Pro Life Training Academy at University of Delaware

PLTA facilitator Fletcher Armstrong---hey, that's me!---helps students answer the hard questions.

PLTA facilitator Fletcher Armstrong---hey, that's me!---helps students answer the hard questions.

The Pro Life Training Academy (PLTA) has inspired and equipped yet another group of pro-life students and activists, this time at the University of Delaware.  PLTA students of all ages learned how to articulate and respectfully defend the pro-life position.

To bring the PLTA to your city, click here and let us know!

Pro Life Training Academy in Baltimore

Jay Watts of the Life Training Institute is our featured speaker.

Jay Watts of the Life Training Institute is our featured speaker.

We’re doing the Pro Life Training Adademy in Baltimore today. Each student will learn how to articulate and respectfully defend the pro-life position. We’d love to bring the Academy to your town!

Tomorrow, it’s on to the University of Delaware!

Pro Life Training Academy in Kentucky

Jay Watts shows the audience how to deal with pro-choice atheists like ... well ... his former self.

Jay Watts shows the audience how to deal with pro-choice atheists like ... well ... his former self.

Our Pro Life Training Academy in Richmond, Kentucky on Saturday was a home run.  More than 30 attended, including students from Eastern Kentucky U (EKU)  and the U of Kentucky (UK), members of Central Kentucky Right to Life and Madison County Right to Life, and women from Silent No More.

We are thrilled that post-abortive women from Silent No More have volunteered to participate in our GAP events at EKU and UK this coming week!  The compassion of post-abortive women alongside the difficult photos of abortion are a powerful combination.  Silent No More and Deeper Still are an answer to prayer.

Jay Watts of the Life Training Institute was our featured speaker.  As a former pro-choice atheist, Jay showed us all how to deal with people like … well … his former self!  Jay demonstrated the Columbo technique for assessing and responding to pro-choice questions and arguments.  He also taught the students how to use SLED and trot out the toddler.

I spoke about the need to use abortion pictures to show people the truth about abortion and demonstrated how to use the various apologetics techniques in front of our GAP display.  Here’s an Pro Life Training Academy course outline.  We spent about 20 minutes doing role-playing.

Next stop for the Academy is Baltimore, MD (April 30) and the University of Deleware (May 1).  Contact us to bring the Pro Life Training Academy to your city.

Pro-Life Training Academy at U of West Florida

Here, I'm explaining how images helped end the slave trade in England.

Here, I'm explaining how an image of a slave on a medallion helped end the slave trade in England.

I’m in Pensacola today, along with Seth Drayer and Mark Harrington, training students how to defend the pro-life position on campus.  This training is part of a 2-week tour of Florida being conducted by CBR.  We’ll be visiting 4 major universities across the state with our Genocide Awareness Project (GAP).

We have a full house for this training.  Among those in attendance include members of the Pensacola Teens for Life, Spring Hill College (Mobile) Students for Life, and a team of Canadian students who are in Florida to learn how to conduct our world-famous GAP outreach.  (Either that or they’re trying to escape the snow.)

We are making tentative plans to conduct this training and take GAP to Kentucky early in April.