The Florida Family Policy Council has sent a list of 18 scheduled Pro-Life events taking place in Florida to protest Roe v. Wade. Below are those confirmed pro-life events by county with links and contact information:
Brevard County- Merritt Island- Celebration of Life Sunday, 1/26/14 at 10:30am, at First Baptist Church Merritt Island, 140 Magnolia Avenue. For more information contact 321-454-9853
Broward County- Dania Beach- Together for Life concert, 1/24/14, featuring Mark Schultz and Joyce Bartholomew. $13 general admission, doors open at 6, Sheridan Hills Baptist Church, 3751 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, 33021. Proceeds benefit local pregnancy center. http://www.friendsofhope.com
Citrus County- Inverness- Roe vs. Wade Memorial Service, 1/22/14, Noon, on the North lawn of the Historic Citrus County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square. Citrus County Right to Life website and Facebook Group
Clay County- Orange Park- Rose Procession & Mass for Life, 1/22/14 at 7:00pm, at St. Catherine Parish 1649 Kingsley Ave. All are invited to the reception following. For more information contact Mary Hartwell at 904-264-1904.
Duval County – Jacksonville- Stand for Life, 1/22/14, Noon – 1PM at the Federal Courthouse. Can park at Prime Osborn then ride the tram and get off at the Hemming Plaza exit.
Duval County – Jacksonville- March for Life, 1/22/14, 12pm at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in downtown Jacksonville, corner of Hogan St. and Monroe. Jacksonville March for Life
Escambia County- Pensacola- Mass for Life, 1/22/14 at 7pm, at Little Flower Catholic Church 6495 Lillian Hwy. Light refreshments provided after, all are invited. 850- 455-5641
Escambia County- Pensacola- Presentation by Dr. Lyle, 1/23/14, 11:30am-1pm, Pensacola City Hall. Dr. William Lyle is a board certified doctor of obstetrics and gynecology. He uses visual technology of modern obstetrics to reveal the personhood of the unborn. Free and open to the public.
Indian River County- Vero Beach– 8th Annual “Stand for Life” Chain, 1/19/14 at 2 pm, on Route 60 between 20th and 31st Ave. For more information contact Marie Ferretti at772-473-9269.
Lake County- Lady Lake- Annual Mass and Prayer Rally, 1/22/14, Mass at 11am, immediately followed by a prayer rally at the flag pole. St. Timothy Catholic Church, 1351 Paige Place.
Lake County- Eustis- Sanctity of Human Life Service, 1/19/14 at 10AM, at River Church 796 Hooks Street Clermont Florida 34711. For more information 352-242-0257 (South Lake Pregnancy and Family Care Center).
Lee County- Fort Myers- 1/16/14, 9-12pm Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood Clinic 8595 College Parkway #250, corner of College Parkway and Winker Road. For more information contact Sean James at 239-992-1143.
Leon County- Tallahassee- Prayer Gathering, 1/22/14 at 12-1pm, at the Florida Supreme Court (Tallahassee). Our stand is not a protest, but a silent prayer meeting. With LIFE tape on our mouths, we make our appeal to the Judge of the earth and ask Him for speedy justice to be released. Communion will be taken after prayer time. Please come take a stand with us for the life of the unborn. For more information 850-906-9170.Bound 4 Life TLH
Orange County- Orlando- Memorial Prayer Vigil, 1/22/14, 10:30-11:30pm, at Planned Parenthood, 726 S. Tampa Ave. Then head to Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Ave. for a Memorial and remembrance service from 12-1pm. For more information call407-230-2557.
Sarasota County- Sarasota- 16th Annual Mass and Prayer Walk, 1/24/14 at 8:30am – 2pm at St. Martha Catholic Church. After mass, we will take shuttle busses to Planned Parenthood Regional & State Headquarters, 736 Central Ave Sarasota, FL. St. Martha Catholic Church, 200 N. Orange Ave. For more information contact Jeanne Berdeaux 941-441-1101.
St. Johns County – St. Augustine- Post Abortion Healing Workshop, 1/17/14, 6:45pm, this is a workshop led by Dr. Theresa Burke, founder of Rachel’s Vineyard, for those suffering the loss of abortion and those interested in ministering. Registration is requested, but not required. Prince of Peace Votive Church, 101 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, 32084 Registration here: Post-Abortion Workshop
St. Johns County – St. Augustine- March for Life, 1/18/14, 10am, live music and booths at Mission Nombre de Dios. 11am Speakers and peaceful procession down St. George St. ending at the Public Plaza. Keynote speakers are Dr. Theresa Burke, Rachel Burgin, and Missy Martinez. Click here for a schedule of March for Life St. Augustine.
St. Lucie- Fort Pierce- March for Life: Treasure Coast, 1/18/14 at 11:30am, at A Woman’s World Medical Center, 503 S. 12th Street (the abortion clinic at the SW corner of Delaware Avenue and 12th Street in Fort Pierce). Participants will be able to visit tables with literature about local pro-life ministries. The marchers will step off at noon for the short march (less than 1 mile) to the Fort Pierce City Hall (100 N. US1) where participants will witness and listen to pro-life speakers until 2:00 p.m. Participants will then be shuttled back to their vehicles. Individuals and groups are encouraged to bring their own signs representing their church or organization and there will be other signs available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking is available at the starting point and and transportation will be available to shuttle marchers back to their vehicles. Parking is also available in the parking garage at City Hall for those who don’t care to march. March for Life Treasure Coast
The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) is one of 38 other state based policy council around the country which are associated with Focus on the Family. Many of these organizations are the leading pro-life, pro-family organizations in their respective states.
The FFPC is a 501c3 non-profit corporation under the IRS tax code. We have an independent board of directors and are responsible for raising our own financial support.
Our motto: “For Life, Marriage, Family and Liberty…”
Our Mission Statement: “Our mission is to strengthen Florida’s families through public policy education, issue research, and grassroots advocacy.”
History: In 2004, the organization both registered as a state not-for-profit corporation in Florida and obtained its federal 501c3 status with the IRS. In 2005, the organization began its official public launch and was formally associated with Focus on the Family out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. John Stemberger was the group’s founding President and remains the organizations CEO and General Counsel to this day. For a more in depth and detailed history of the organization Click Here.