**ISSUES IN BRIEF FROM THE NEW YORK STATE CATHOLIC CONFERENCE**
Now offering referrals for free elective ultrasounds. (Also organizing pre-natal support groups!)
Plattsburgh Pregnancy Center (PPC) needs to raise $25,000 for the purchase of an updated ultrasound machine with a five year warranty, adjustable exam table, and a large wall mount flat screen monitor to further their ministry for pregnant women and their babies.
An agreement has been made with Babies N Bellies of Plattsburgh for them to administer the free elective ultrasounds and to be the responsible agent in the ultrasound practice at 62 Brinkerhoff Street. Babies N Bellies will also coordinate pre-natal support groups and "Mom and Me" groups following the birth of children.
If you are willing to help Plattsburgh Pregnancy Center raise $25,000 for this project, please send your donations to: PPC, 62 Brinkerhoff Street, Suite 103, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Write: Ultrasound Fund on the memo line of your check. PPC is a charitable non-profit 501 ( C ) 3 organization and we will send you a statement regarding your tax deductible gift.
Prayer Vigil to end Abortion
Kick off is March 1st at 10AM
SAVE THE DATE! March 1 - April 9th, 2017 you’re invited to join in 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Please consider standing for one hour in prayer during the public vigil outside Planned Parenthood, 66 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh, NY. If you’d like more information about this important pro-life presence or would like to volunteer to help, please contact campaign leader: Nancy Belzile 518-593-6024 To sign up for an hour: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/plattsburgh/ Pray-ers on the sidewalk are asked to sign a Petition of Peace. A campaign flyer will be provided soon. Thank you for your prayers and presence to help end abortion.
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