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i MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 3 Benedict student speaks out against partial-birth abortion Jaclyn Rif- the partial procedure, she it was true. So she I her mother, Kristel Rif- a]so serves as parish raunity services coordi- Charities, procedure did indeed occur, the young student was shocked. "It was gruesome. It's just like killing a regular person." When her classmates at St. Benedict School, Evansville, began preparing for the annual Evansville area speech meets, she decided that she had a topic for the original oratory section: Partial Birth Abortion. She also wanted to talk about the trip that she took with her for Life Life will be held Jan. 22 in Washing- to Life is offering two trips to by bus and one by plane. pted on a first-come, first-served option of staying at a or staying "pilgrim-style" at the younger must be accompa- Evansville on Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. Trav- next day at approximate- will have the option of going to in a candlelight vigil at the U.S. rch, the bus heads back time of arrival at 11 a.m. trip is $80. at 11 a.m. Jan. 21 with a bus trip to aisville at 3:30 p.m. 3., at 4:53 p.m. The next day, fol- will board the plane at 8:50 The bus trip from Louisville to at about midnight. The cost of the plane are available. will be at the Holiday Inn Capitol per night per person for a four- a single room. . 1. For additional information call ght to Life at 474-3195. e We care about... the Message, designed to help draw of God i southwestern Indiana. Readers mit information about people who may ben- prayers and attention. Alma Clare Lauer will be celebrat- birthday on Nov. 28. .Sister of Providence for 77 years; and she Jasper. to her at Lourdes Hall, St. Mary-of-the- 05. nfOrmation for PEOPLE WE CARE tnn Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box e, IN 47724. Kimball International Jasper, Indiana ers send their friends!" Open nightly til 9 p.m. 231 ,e & Sons eQ. ) TOYOTA SOUTH, JASPER, IN 1-800-937-USA1 !,L, mother last January to the March for Life, held annually in Washington, D.C. The sixth grader wrote a speech and began delivering it at speech meets this fall. So far, she has five blue ribbons from her five appearances, and she's hoping to go on to tournament competition. In her speech, Jaclyn talks about going to Washington, D.C. to "attempt to convince the Pres- ident and the United States Congress not to sign into law a bill that would permit partial- birth abortions." She noted that until 1973, abortions were "immoral and illegal." Since the Roe V. Wade ruling, however, taking the life of a baby became "a choice." Because a baby is not legally considered a human being until "its entire body has been deliv- ered and it shows some sign of life," the partial-birth abortion procedure was developed. In her speech, Jaclyn explains: "The head is not delivered, so the baby is not yet considered a human being. The doctor removes the brain of the body while the head is still inside the mother." She questions, "Is it possible that any doctor of medicine could consider a baby with arms, legs, a beating heart and lungs is not really a human?" Kristel Riffert introduces her daughter, Jaclyn Riffert, to parish pro-life coordinators during their November meeting at St. Benedict Church, Evansville. The St. Benedict student spoke on partial-birth abortion -- Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes Parish pro-life coordinators gather at St. Benedict Church, Evansville, for a monthly meet- ing. In attendance are, front row, Pat Earley, Old Cathedral, Vincennes; Doris Carter, St Rupert Church, Red Brush; back row, Deanna Goossens, St. Agnes, Evansville; Pat Schmitt, St. Wendel Church, St. Wendel, and Mona Redman, Holy Spirit Church, Evansville. -- Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes i I Ed. L. Lee Mortuary 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN 254-3612 DUBOIS COUNTY BANK MEMBER OLD NATIONAL BANCORP Member FDIC YOUR FIVE STAll SERVICE BANK I I I I II ql I I I I I I 486-3977 Just off Hwy. 50 in Montgomery, IN All You Care To Eat Buffet Dining FAMILY STYLE DINING AND A-LA CARTE BANQUET ROOMS AVAILABLE PRE-ARRANGED AMISH TOURS Browse The Village Shops Every Monday Seniors receive 15% offt II I I === I =11= T I r =