abotation Rally in Evansville calling for the Defunding Of Abortion Planned ParenthoodOn February 11, a rally will be held on the public sidewalk at the Planned Parenthood facility at 125 Weinbach Avenue in Evansville, starting at 9 a.m. This event is one of over 200 being coordinated nationwide by the #ProtestPP Coalition, calling for Planned Parenthood to be stripped of all federal funding, and for all such funding to be redirected to Federally Qualified Health Centers that do not perform abortions. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion chain, receives over $420 million from the federal government every year.Congressional leaders are working to cut funding for the controversial organization as part of the budget reconciliation process, while preserving the assistance this funding is meant to provide for poor women. Rallies will be held nationwide on February 11 in over 200 cities from coast to coast, supporting the defunding effort and educating the public about Planned Parenthood’s central role in the abortion industry and their long record of unethical activity.“Planned Parenthood claims that American women rely on them for healthcare, but in fact four out of five women will never set foot in a Planned Parenthood facility,” said Mary Ellen Van Dyke, Executive Director of Right to Life of Southwest Indiana. “Planned Parenthood provides less than 1% of annual pap tests and zero mammograms, but performs 34% of annual abortions in the U.S. They’ve been caught shielding child predators, defrauding Medicaid, and harvesting fetal tissue for profit. This controversial organization does not deserve our tax dollars.”Van Dyke emphasizes that no funding would be taken away from programs that help poor women and families. Every dollar taken from Planned Parenthood would be redirected to Federally Qualified Health Centers that provide a wider range of services and higher standard of care than Planned Parenthood, without doing abortions. “The effort to defund Planned Parenthood has nothing to with taking healthcare away from women. It’s about taking tax dollars away from the nation’s largest abortion chain,” she explained.#ProtestPP is a coalition of state and national pro-life groups, headed by three national pro-life activist organizations: Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal, and the Pro-Life Action League. For the February 11 rally, 40 Days for Life is also serving as a major partner.See also Why Defund Planned Parenthood? at ProtestPP.com.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
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Published on November 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ When Mount Union, Division III football’s No. 1 team, beat Wilmington on the road on Oct. 24, it was the Purple Raider’s 100th consecutive regular season win. Mount Union won that game 69-0, its next two by a collective 97-0 margin and has outscored opponents this season 502-31.Head coach Vince Kehres is accustomed to success. Under his father, Larry Kehres, Mount Union won 54 consecutive games from 1996 to 1999, including three consecutive national championships. The team lost one game and then won 55 games in a row and three more championships.He is the third Purple Raiders coach since 1962 and took over from his father in 2013.“A lot of (college football) staffs have a lot of turnover, but we’re lucky here to have continuity,” Kehres said. “If you come back within 30 years of graduating, your coach is still here. That gives us a strong (program). A lot of guys still feel connected.”Sixteen of 18 current coaches are alums. The program has had several NFL products, including wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Cecil Shorts III as well as defensive coordinator Dom Capers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut it’s this season’s success that is stranger than usual. After graduating Kevin Burke, two-time D-III player of the year at quarterback, Mount Union has relied on a wide receiver-turned-quarterback, a quarterback-turned-wide receiver and a once-undersized offensive lineman to lead the team. The difficulty of building a D-III powerhouse is only compounded by higher-level schools trawling Ohio, the lack of scholarships and conference rules prohibiting Kehres to make home visits.“(In recruiting), we sell tradition,” Kehres said. “We can sustain success. The key is getting (recruits) on campus in the fall. If they see the team play, they get a taste of the atmosphere.”Kehres spends a lot of time on the phone and the road during the season. When he’s not coaching his current team, he’s visiting high schools and meeting parents.He didn’t have to go far to recruit Taurice Scott, who attended high school nearby and played games in Mount Union’s stadium. He arrived a quarterback, but sat behind Burke for two seasons. Kehres decided Scott’s athleticism could be better used than holding a clipboard. Scott went from throwing passes to catching them, leading the 2014 team with 82 catches, 1,112 yards and 12 touchdowns.“I enjoyed being a wide receiver,” Scott said through a Mount Union spokesman. “But I missed being quarterback … there’s still the quarterback inside me.”With Burke gone, and newfound perspective, Kehres said, Scott switched back. This season, Scott leads all of D-III in passing efficiency (189.2), throwing for 25 touchdowns and two interceptions.Kehres’ philosophy, “PFP,” is one of the reasons Mount Union stays competitive year to year, he said. Kehres evaluates his “players,” then builds “formations” and “plays.”It’s not finding athletes that fit his system, it’s fitting his system to athletes.Sometimes he thinks not having scholarships is an advantage because he tinkers with his roster constantly. Before he switched Scott to receiver, Kehres tried him out as a defensive back. When he realized Roman Namdar wouldn’t play as a signal-caller behind Burke and Scott, he knew what to do.Namdar, now a senior, leads the team with 681 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. No receiver on the team has more than four scores. After switching positions, practice consistency became a key to success, Namdar said through a team spokesman.Additionally, Kehres looks for players who love the game. Without scholarships, he said, passion is instrumental in building culture. He saw the desire to play in Mike Frank, who initiated meetings with the coaching staff after attending a high school summer camp while he was a 235-pound offensive lineman.“Every time I turned around, he was here,” Kehres said. “He embraced the opportunity to be developed. I don’t know if we could’ve predicted (his success) in the recruiting process … We thought, ‘Maybe he’ll be a good project.’”Frank worked with the strength coaches, started as a sophomore and bulked up to 270 pounds as a senior before being named a preseason All-American.It’s the development, culture and adaptable system, which covers recruiting off years. It’s the philosophy of a program that’s been headed by a Kehres since 1986.“My dad had opportunities to leave, but he decided to stay and he felt comfortable here and he took pride in what we were putting together,” Kehres said. “It’d be difficult to leave because of how much we’ve invested … We want to see (success) carry on.” Comments
The University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team wants to do what most Division I athletic programs want to do every time they compete: Win the game.After losing exhibition matches against Creighton and the University of Illinois-Chicago, the squad fought to not add another pair of losses to the column, forcing ties with Tulsa and Oral Roberts. The potential exists for future outcomes to change, but it will be anything but a cake walk through Ann Arbor. Wisconsin will look to open up Big Ten play with a bang, as they clash with a Wolverines squad Friday evening that has yet to lose, and more importantly, have yet to leave campus. Five straight home games leading into conference play has the Maize and Blue quite confident going into their showdown with the Badgers. UW has maintained a strong defensive front amid the loss of Sam Brotherton, who signed with English football club Sunderland following the conclusion of last season. Senior and Illinois native Christopher Mueller has made quite the effort to fill in Brotherton’s cleats this fall.His defensive prowess has allowed for a better transition to the Wisconsin offense on the pitch. Fellow Badger defender Alex Masbruch looks to continue his comeback campaign following his devastating ACL injury that cut his season short last year. Driven by the memory of himself sitting on the sideline while his teammates fell to the hands of the Maryland Terrapins in last year’s Big Ten Championship game, Masbruch is out for revenge. Already exceeding coaches’ expectations, he will look to continue his return with a strong showing against Michigan.Men’s soccer: Big Ten play opens for Badgers against MichiganDuring the 2016 offseason, Wisconsin men’s soccer sent many of its players to the Premier Development League of the United Read…After winning their lone matchup with the Wolverines during the 2016 season 2-1, the Badgers will look to renew their dominance against Michigan with the start of 2017. Their slow start to the season should not be discouraging, for the Badgers are known for their strong starts in Big Ten play, winning their first two conference matches in each of the last two years. Such success should be replicated this year.The Badgers and the Wolverines will square up against one another Friday night at 6 p.m.. The game will be televised on BTN Plus, which students connected to campus wi-fi can watch for free.