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16 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Millions of postcards sent in opposing partial-birth a Taylor said By NANCY FRAZIER O'BRIEN Catholic News Service than 14 million postcards were ordered by dioceses or other Catholic organizations wishing to participate in this year's cam- paign. The postcards asked senators to support an override of Presi- dent Clinton's second veto of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. Although there are suffi- cient votes in the House of Rep- resentatives to override the veto, three more votes are need- ed in the Senate to achieve a two-thirds majority. Postcards went both to sena- tors who already oppose the partial-birth procedure and those who have voted to uphold the president's veto. The official dates for distribution of the postcards in Catholic churches was Jan. 24-25, but some dioce- ses chose other dates. In the follow-up report, Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., said the postcards "represent more than just mail" and "show that the vast majority of Americans understand the value of life and disaster of abortion." Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., said his office has been "over- whelmed with postcards, faxes and calls against this terrible procedure." "I am encouraged to see that our national support is grow- ing," Coats added. "We are close, but not quite there. More postcards, more calls, and more personal meetings with my con- gressional colleagues is the way to get this peacefully settled." Michael Taylor, executive director of the National Com- mittee for a Human Life Amendment, estimated that more than three-quarters of the 181 Latin-rite Catholic dioceses in the United States participat- ed in the postcard campaign, with other dioceses supporting the cause in different ways. WASHINGTON (CNS) U.S. senators received millions of postcards against the partial- birth abortion procedure as part of this year's pro-life postcard campaign, according to a fol- low-up report sent to dioceses in April. The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment, which sponsors the annual postcard campaign along with the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, said more You are cordially invited to "still continues orders and votes depleted." Ore scheduled in Congress, .but before the The ing for sale called "You Ca, y: Birth Abortion. The from National Human Life K St. ton, DC 20005, 1383. phone: Cost is $7.50 rifle's t to 1998 Spring 003anquez $6.00 each for $5.50 each for copies. Handling additional, will be billed; Fire & Equi Over, 670 E. } = Ed. to support local efforts to restore and protect the Sanctity of Human Lift. 101 North Washington, I, Tuesday, ypri128 " 6:80 p.m. "o b   el ts 00tadmm gpanspllle, Indiana 00inner 00eselwatlons s15 Call 812.47"4.3195 each 81 _52//mbassador Alan Keyes, candidate for the 1996 Republican Presidential nomination and founder and Chairman of the Board of the Declaration Foundation, is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic and powerful speakers of our time. He is the Writer .......... : of a nationally syndicated column and the host of The Alan Keyes Show, a national "call-in" radio program. .(mbassador Alan Keyes was twice nominated for the United States Senate in Maryland. During President Ronald Reagan's Administration, Dr. Keyes served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and later served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizaions. f-/e has appeared on ABC's Nightline, NBC'S Today Show, the CBS Morning News, PBS' MacNeil-Lehrer Report, CNN'S Larry King Live, and PBS' Black American Conservatism. He is author of Our Character, Our Future: Reclaiming America's Moral Destiny and Masters of the Dream: The Strength and Betrayal of Black America. 1111 47, Rig EvanSVi Right to Life oI Vanderburgh County 5001 Plaza East Blvd. Suite B * Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 474-3195 / FAX (812) 474-3196 rtlvc@evansville.net www.rtlvc.org