Palin Headlines Heroic Media’s Inaugural Event

November 11, 2010

Sarah Palin 014Heroic Media made its presence known last night in Dallas in a big way by treating pro-lifers to an evening of anecdotal-laced personal testimonies and words of encouragement from some of Texas’ and the nation’s most influential pro-life leaders.  With WBAP’s Mark Davis as Master of Ceremonies, the evening began with a brief introduction from Heroic Media’s Executive Director in Dallas, Mike Murray.  Mr. Murray was followed by an opening invocation from former Texas district 30 congressional candidate and African American pro-life leader Pastor Stephen Broden.  After the opening prayer Heroic Media’s Director of Communication, Kimberly Guidry Speirs, discussed Heroic Media’s mission and results.  Dallas’ mayor, Tom Leppert, made a brief appearance on stage to introduce the evening’s headliner, former vice presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin.  Palin was followed by a brief speech from Texas Governor Rick Perry and then Heroic Media’s Maureen McHenry gave her own moving personal testimony as to the difficult decisions women are faced with when an unplanned pregnancy occurs.  The evening culminated in a Q and A session with Governor’s Palin and Perry, along with Pastor Stephen Broden and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

The audience was treated to Palin’s edearing tales of family life in Wasilla, Alaska, including her own unplanned pregnancy with Trig, who has Downs Syndrome, her daughter Bristol’s unplanned pregancy, and how while both turned out to be great blessings from God, they also gave Sarah a new perspective on the difficult choices women in unplanned pregnancies are faced with.  While Sarah’s charisma filled the room, it was the personal testimony of Heroic Media’s Maureen McHenry that really touched me the most.  After becoming pregnant while in college and revealing the news to her parents with great fear and trepidation, the pressure to abort came not from her parents but from her college friends, the last people she thought would judge her.  Her condemnation of their response to her situation was stinging, “You can share the same faith as someone but not the same values.”  Considering President Obama, arguably the most pro-abortion president in our nation’s history could not have been elected without obtaining overwhelming support from Catholic voters, I call on all Catholics to ponder miss McHenry’s statement.

While Heroic Media’s pro-life television, billboard, and social media campaign’s in Austin, where it is headquartered, have reduced the abortion ratio by 24% in only five years, the abortion rate in Dallas has risen by 19% over the same period.  Texas reported 81,591 abortions in 2008, enough to fill Cowboys Stadium.  While Dallas’ numerous crisis pregnancy centers, the Diocese of Dallas’ Catholic Pro-Life Committee (CPLC), and the 40 Days for Life prayer campaigns do a wonderful job of providing support and resources for mothers during unplanned pregnancies, they need help in reaching the women prior to them making the decision to abort.  Heroic Media, a Majella Cares Outreach, is a faith-based non-profit that places television, internet and billboard advertisements that counter the pro-abortion messages that women are bombarded with from groups like taxpayer funded Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Heroic Media requests and requires the support of the DFW area’s Catholic community in order to complete their spring 2011 campaign which will cost in excess of $600,000.  In order to learn more about Heroic Media or to donate please go to www.HeroicMedia.org .

Sarah Palin to speak in Dallas on behalf of Heroic Media

September 17, 2010

DALLAS (MetroCatholic) – Former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin is speaking on behalf of Heroic Media Nov. 10, 2010 at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas.

Heroic Media president, Brian Follett, said the organization is pleased to have Palin speak. “We are honored to have her share her personal experiences regarding the Life issue with us,” he said.

Heroic Media, a Majella Cares Outreach, is a faith-based non-profit that places television, internet and billboard advertisements to help women facing unexpected pregnancies.  Their advertisements provide help line numbers that connect women with pregnancy resource centers.  Since Heroic Media began operations in Austin Texas six years ago, the abortion ratio there has dropped 24 percent. The abortion ratio is the number of abortions for every 1,000 live births.

Because Heroic Media celebrates the heroism of motherhood, Executive Director Mike Murray said it was fitting to invite Palin to speak. “Sarah’s faith and commitment to protecting life at every stage is evident in her words and actions,” he said.

Sarah Palin first made history in 2006 when she was sworn in as the first female governor of Alaska. In August 2008, Senator John McCain tapped Palin to serve as his vice-presidential running mate, making her the first woman to run on the Republican Party’s presidential ticket. She is the author of “Going Rogue: An American Life,” which was an immediate best seller.

For sponsorship information, call 214-491-0026. Tickets are available online at www.heroicmedia.org/events.

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