- Stanislaus County Pro-Life speech contest at a glance
San Joaquin and Stanislaus County high school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in the Stanislaus County Pro-Life speech contest, which will be held at 10 a.m. April 27 at Davis Park Church of Christ, 901 Rumble Road, Modesto.
Contestants are to research, write and present an original pro-life speech on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia or stem-cell research. The speech, five to seven minutes long, must address one of these topics directly using other topics only as support.
The organization will award $250 to the first-place speaker, $150 for second place and $100 for third place.
Applications must be submitted no later than April 20 to Mylinda Mason, 2416 Sunrise Ave., Modesto, CA 95350. For information, call 209-521-1137 or 209-529-9899. Information is also available at www.scprolife.org.
— Ross Farrow
- More about Stanislaus County Pro-Life
The nonprofit organization's primary goal is to advocate for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, speak about the moral evils of abortion and euthanasia, empower church-based pro-life groups and activities.
Members believe the value of the unborn child is no less and no greater than the mother's. The group also ministers to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of men and women facing untimely pregnancies and to those who had an abortion.
According to Stanislaus County Pro-Life's website, members believe in only one God, the deity of Jesus Christ, the salvation of lost and sinful human race, the Bible as the infallible, authoritative Word of God and the Bible's teachings being the foundation for their pro-life conviction.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 12:00 am
A Stanislaus County pro-life organization wants to invite students in the Lodi Unified School District to enter a speech contest, but district officials denied the group's request to distribute fliers promoting the contest on high school campuses.
Jan Zarczynski, a member of Stanislaus County Pro-Life, asked Lodi Unified trustees at Tuesday's school board meeting to reconsider a decision by Dawn Vetica, assistant superintendent for secondary education, and Superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer not to allow the fliers to be distributed.
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