It has been quite a year on the pro-life front! We saw Roe v. Wade fall, which was a victory of a lifetime. While it was a very welcome and major development, it has, as expected, shifted the abortion debate in a seismic way. 

November Election

As we analyze the recent election results, the news on the life issue is mixed. The good news is that before votes were even cast in the election, nearly half the states implemented very strong protections for children in the womb and their mothers After Roe—with eight more having at least some good protections.

The bad news is that in the five states (California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana and Vermont) where abortion was on the ballot, the pro-abortion side won in each instance.

The results in California and Vermont were no surprise. However, the tough fight in Michigan and the losses in Kentucky and Montana were disappointing. In some ways, these states were the victims of unfortunate timing – fighting this battle at a time when the Left was at maximum motivation following the fall of Roe and other major pro-life victories.

Fearing a more pro-life America, Planned Parenthood alone invested a record-setting $50 million in elections, and those on the left nearly unanimously fell in line—making abortion the paramount election issue in many locations, including those five states where life was on the ballot.

Leadership in DC

We now know that control of the U.S. House will change in January. That means an end to the extreme “abortion-on-demand up-to-birth” approach that Nancy Pelosi’s House has taken at every opportunity. We also sense that persistent legislative efforts to use tax dollars to fund abortion will cease as well. Because of this change in leadership, pro-abortion legislation originating in the Senate will now have much less likelihood of being approved over the next two years.

Election Night did bring many victories for pro-life candidates across the country at all levels of government, but especially in state-level offices and legislatures. These are fantastic victories that will advance pro-life efforts both administratively and legislatively!

The biggest stories from election night were the decisive victories for pro-life governors in Texas, Florida and Georgia – all unabashedly pro-life leaders in their own right who spoke apologetically about their pro-life position. Confident, bold leadership to protect life can prevail, as we saw in these and other locations.

Looking Ahead

We cannot deny that the overturning of Roe was a critical win—and it has already led to the saving of many thousands of babies. But as we said before—and this election proves—the road to making abortion unthinkable still requires our diligence and commitment.

So, while we long for the day when we look back and wonder how we let abortion ever exist in this nation, we are not there yet. Much like the era of Jim Crow laws which  desperately sought to legally extend racism in a number of states, we are in the battle to end abortion state by state. As we know from the last 50 years with Roe v. Wade, it is a slow, sometimes painful process.

Martin Luther King, Jr. noted, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Whether we experience advances or setbacks, we persist in the proclamation of the sanctity of life across our nation, and we are not going anywhere. There is simply too much at stake.

John 1:5 tells us that the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Interestingly enough, science itself has observed the light of life – an actual flash of light occurring at the moment of every human conception – the very beginning of life itself!

May that be a profound encouragement to us all as we press forward in the work to make a difference and quite literally, help spread the light of life!

For the light of life,

Robert Noland
Director, Audience Engagement

For the midterms, Planned Parenthood announced a record $50 million spend.

At the same time, nearly every candidate running as a Democrat this election cycle decided to feature abortion at the center of their platform. That’s not a coincidence.

Taking a human life is lucrative. Saving a human life is not.

Behind the heavy curtain of the Democratic National Committee sits the massive abortion industry. Planned Parenthood alone rakes in over $1.5 billion annually. It has proven remarkably agile at increasing the demand for its product, manipulating $600 million in annual cashflows from taxpayer subsidies, and diversifying its revenue streams (think trafficking human body parts).

But behind the curtain of pro-life politics are newborn Americans. Some are in the arms of scared but brave mothers who were told they didn’t have what it takes to love their children. Others are in the arms of scared but brave adoptive mothers who volunteered to love someone else’s child as their own. All of them managed to avoid the Big Abortion machine. There, they would have become one of more than 600,000 babies each year who never find their way into someone’s arms.

There is no “Big Pro-life.” It doesn’t exist.

In fact, the pro-life movement is the opposite of an industry. Industries are hungry for profit. The pro-life movement actually advocates for Americans to choose the far more costly option of birthing and raising a child.

Pro-life work is rawly humanitarian. It is often thankless and politically risky, more likely to result in a net financial loss than a gain. Pro-life advocates rarely meet the babies they help save. Their motivation is their conviction that all persons are created equal and deserving of the right to life. As with all great human rights movements, that is more than enough.

And perhaps that’s why Democratic leaders are begging for your vote in 2022. They have everything to lose and nothing to gain in supporting the right to life.  Abortion masquerades as a social issue, but it’s money-driven Politics 101 at its finest.

The big, profit-driven industry cozies up to its political allies and hires lobbyists to keep them happy. Those lobbyists are rewarded for every year they maintain the industry’s government “contracts” on top of direct-to-market dealings. And just to ensure continued goodwill, the bloated industry drops some of its cash into the politicians’ campaigns.

Meanwhile, no pro-life industry means no money. The pro-life politician doesn’t receive a dime from the children and mothers she saves. Adoptive families don’t give kickbacks. Pregnancy resource centers—busier than ever providing mentoring, diapers, baby clothes and much more—don’t have the budgets or desire to become a political force.

To Big Abortion, the death of a child is worth as much as $750. To pro-lifers, the life of a child is priceless.

When money is involved, the picture quickly becomes clearer and more self-interested. That’s why President Biden made his desperate pitch to voters: vote for my party and we’ll give you the last 50 years of Roe abortion policy plus today’s abortion extremism. That’s why the President’s Administration officials are competing to see which policy can get the “attaboy” from Big Abortion fastest: free abortion travel from the Pentagon, abortions in public schools, abortions at Veterans Affairs facilities. Stay tuned for an announcement from the White House that it will be converting the West Wing into a surgical abortion facility with an abortion pill vending machine in the lobby.

It doesn’t matter that the vast majority of Americans disagree with late-term, on-demand, taxpayer-funded abortion. When Big Abortion pulls the strings, their puppets move into action.

This election, American voters will hear hollow words about a “woman’s right to choose” and that “abortion is healthcare.” When they do, they should stop and listen.

In abortion politics, money talks. And it’s a lot louder than the newborn cries that will never be heard.

Voting for life and for families,

Autumn Leva
Sr. Vice President, Strategy

 

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Macy Petty stood outside the Supreme Court, awaiting news of its decision. The announcement came: Roe v. Wade had been overturned. Macy fell to the ground in tears of joy.

Then, California Democrats – and Hillary Clinton – used her image to promote their radical pro-abortion agenda, calling her tears “sad.”

It’s part of a bigger trend this year. We are well into the 2022 election season, and you’ve probably seen countless abortion-themed ads from the Left.

With less than a week to go till Election Day, it’s time to answer the question: why is the Left so obsessed with abortion?

Join us TODAY to get the answer. Hear from Family Policy Alliance’s Craig DeRoche and Autumn Leva as they discuss what YOU need to know about this election. Plus, watch a special guest appearance from Macy Petty as she shares her compelling story.

Democrats are Campaigning on Abortion in 2022 – Here’s Why
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Thursday, November 3, 2022
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This election, the future of unborn children is on the ballot. Join us to find out why and learn what you can do to help!

Kind regards,

Emma Rarden
Communications Specialist – Producer

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Dear Friends,

For the first time ever, voters in Kentucky have the opportunity to directly affirm the sanctity of life when they cast their ballots in the current election.

Our allies in The Family Foundation have provided the information below, and we wanted to forward it to you.

For more information please reach out to The Family Foundation or visit their Yes for Life webpage.

The Family Policy Alliance Team

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Dear Friend,On Election Day, Nov. 8th, Kentuckians—for the first time ever—will have the opportunity to directly vote to protect the sanctity of vulnerable human life and safeguard our tax dollars from paying for the horrors of abortion. The “Yes for Life” constitutional amendment, Amendment #2, will appear at the very end of every Kentucky ballot and simply says this: “Are you in favor of amending the Constitution of Kentucky by creating a new Section of the Constitution to be numbered Section 26A to state as follows: To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion?” If Amendment #2 is to pass, we need the support of the Body of Christ in Kentucky. We need Christians to vote “Yes for Life” and encourage their family, church, and community to join them.I’m excited to share a new video we have produced to encourage Kentucky churches, and all pro-life Kentuckians, to honor God with their vote on Nov. 8 and help ensure the passage of Amendment #2

Our team at The Family Foundation has put together additional resources, including church bulletin handouts (see below) and our special pro-life Kentucky Citizen, that we are making available.

Thank you for joining with us to ensure that Kentucky can lead our nation in restoring a culture of life that honors God and protects all His image bearers.

Faithfully, in Christ,

David Walls

Executive Director
The Family Foundation

 

How does someone go from the youngest mayor of Detroit, to a prisoner in a cell, to a pastor starting his own ministry? Kwame Kilpatrick has done just that, and he sat down with Craig DeRoche, CEO of Family Policy Alliance, to share his inspiring testimony.

The two also discussed Proposal 3 in Michigan, a much-watched ballot initiative that, if passed, would protect a “right” to abortion and sterilization – likely including for minors. If it becomes law, the proposal even has the potential to override age of consent laws and parental rights protections.

Craig DeRoche and Kwame Kilpatrick unpack it all in today’s LIVESTREAM:

From Politician, to Prisoner, to Pastor:
A Conversation with Kwame Kilpatrick

Thursday, October 27, 2022
10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET

Click here to watch on Facebook!

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After serving in the Michigan House of Representatives, Kwame Kilpatrick became the youngest mayor of Detroit from 2002 to 2008. His time in office ended after he was convicted of 24 federal felony counts, landing him a 28-year sentence in federal prison. In January 2021, President Donald Trump commuted his sentence. Kilpatrick came to know Christ on his journey, and his faith brought him up and out of his lowest days. Today, Kilpatrick is a pastor and leads Movemental Ministries.

Kilpatrick’s story is a reminder that the Holy Spirit can transform even those who feel beyond hope. I am personally excited to share his story, and I hope to see you in the audience! 

See you soon,

Emma Rarden
Communications Specialist – Producer

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Dear Friends,

On June 23rd, Title IX turned 50 years old. Title IX is the landmark law that ensures women have equal access to education and athletic opportunities. Instead of celebrating this watershed for women’s rights, President Biden chose Title IX’s golden anniversary to pervert the law and advance his extreme abortion agenda.

If this new rule takes effect, the Administration will succeed in forcing abortion into even pro-life states through “Title IX.”

In the proposed rule, the Administration redefines “discrimination based on sex” to include “termination of pregnancy.” This means that even if a state already protects life in its laws, any school that receives any federal funding will be forced to make abortion accessible for students or else lose their federal funding.

TELL THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION YOU OPPOSE ENSHRINING ABORTION IN SCHOOLS

This new rule would hijack Title IX to create abortion sanctuaries in federally funded colleges and universities by requiring them to provide abortion or lose their federal funds. Beyond that, it may even require faith-based schools or K-12 schools to make abortion accessible to their students.

This rule will lead to costly litigation for schools, organizations, and individuals who object to providing abortions because of their conscience or sincerely held religious beliefs.

A rule like this could make colleges dispense abortion pills like candy and force pro-life healthcare providers to violate their consciences. Please submit a public comment opposing this dangerous rule now!

We encourage you to share this information with your family and friends–every comment can help slow down and may even stop this rule! We’ve provided some comments for you to use, but the more personal you can make your comments, the better.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Thank you for using your voice to protect human beings in the womb and their mothers!

Sincerely,

Joseph Kohm

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Joseph Kohm III
Director of Public Policy

Last night, Kansas voters did not pass an amendment to their state’s constitution that would have clarified that the Kansas Constitution contains no “right to an abortion” lurking in the corners of its pages.

The amendment was needed in the first place because the ultra-liberal Kansas Supreme Court “discovered” a right to abortion in the Kansas Constitution in one of their rulings from 2019. That ruling stripped Kansans of their ability to regulate abortion – with even common-sense policies such as ensuring taxpayers aren’t forced to fund abortions, stopping dangerous late-term abortions, and notifying parents when a minor comes in for an abortion – through their elected leaders in the Legislature.

The amendment’s loss means that Kansas may become one of the most extreme “abortion tourism” states. But what does this mean for the rest of the country?

  1. The amendment’s loss shows us the sheer magnitude of the fight for equal treatment under the law for babies in the womb—and a reminder that Roe’s overturn isn’t the end of our struggle for life.
  2. In fact, this is only the beginning. Americans did not accept the practice of slavery just because some states voted to make it legal, and the pro-life movement certainly won’t give up fighting for justice for all—including those in the womb—because of the results of one election.
  3. The overturn of Roe v. Wade was a huge step toward justice for babies in the womb, but there’s no time to waste and no time to sit on the sidelines. The abortion lobby is angry and ready to pour in out-of-state money to stop every effort to protect babies and their mothers.
  4. The right side of history is the one where we fight for justice and equal treatment under the law for all people—including our youngest Americans in the womb. The pro-life movement must continue to be faithful to stand on that side of history, even when there are losses in the pursuit of justice.
  5. The abortion lobby poured heavy resources into Kansas, saturating the already abortion-friendly media and spreading deceptive misinformation. They were determined to discourage other states from pursuing pro-life efforts after the overturn of their crown jewel, Roe v. Wade. The pro-life movement must be even more dedicated to saving the lives of both babies and their mothers as the abortion lobby is to making even the most extreme versions of abortion available on demand.

And Family Policy Alliance, together with the state family policy councils across the nation, stands ready to fight for every precious life. We in the pro-life movement are on the right side of history.

But we cannot win the fight for life in America without you. Kansas was the first vote on life since Roe was overturned, but it will not be the last. Several other states have life-related issues on the ballot in November, and nearly every state will decide whether to pass pro-life (or extreme abortion) laws as soon as we head into the new year.

The fight for every life at stake must matter more to us than the made-up “right to abortion” matters to the abortion lobby. They are motivated. They are heavily funded. And they are already lining their coffers after their win in Kansas last night. Will you give generously today?

Give now to protect life and stop the abortion industry from pulling a “Kansas” in the rest of our nation.

For life, liberty and justice for all,

Craig DeRoche,
President & CEO

P.S. We want to thank our friends at Kansas Family Voice, our state family policy council ally, for their tireless efforts to pass the Value Them Both Amendment, to protect babies and their mothers in Kansas, and for standing on the right side of history. They will continue to fight for the right to life in Kansas. Even though the state Supreme Court made that fight more difficult, they have never shied away from the task. To support their Kansas efforts, connect with Kansas Family Voice today.

In 2021, after President Biden was sworn into office, he made his top priorities crystal clear: implement the LGBT agenda in every federal agency and advance extreme pro-abortion policies. He even signed two Executive Orders on these priorities within his first week of office.

And yet, promoting abortion-on-demand and the LGBT agenda stand in stark contrast to what Americans actually need and care about.

Here’s a quick breakdown of what has happened just this year alone.

January

Real America
Families  return from Christmas break and the National March for Life. They waited to see the promised “unity” from the Biden Administration.

Biden’s Woke DC
So much for unity. The Biden Administration proposed a mandate requiring insurance companies to cover transgender surgeries and hormones- including for children. And Americans would be forced to pay for it.

February

Real America
Though beholden to the bounds of Roe v. Wade, pro-life advocates fought to protect women and preborn children in state legislatures from the increasingly extreme demands of the abortion industry.

Biden’s Woke DC
Biden’s nominee for the FDA Commissioner, Dr. Robert Califf, was confirmed. Califf is notorious for rubber-stamping abortion industry demands and severely undermining the reporting and safety requirements on chemical abortion—even though it is four times riskier than surgical abortion. Under his leadership, unsafe mail-order abortion remains a dangerous threat to women and preborn children across the country.

 Too much bad news? Keep reading to the end! There’s still hope.

March

Real America
Parents, through their elected state leaders, passed multiple laws to save girls’ sports (now in 18 states!), protect parental rights, and protect children from gender theory in their classrooms and doctors’ offices.

Biden’s Woke DC
In response, the Biden Administration had a complete meltdown, flew the transgender flag from the White House, called parents who believe girls’ sports should be for girls “extreme,” and used the presidency to criticize states passing these laws.

TAKE ACTION – Call on Congress to save girls’ sports

April

Real America
Americans watched job numbers drop and parents’ fears increased over baby formula shortages.

Biden’s Woke DC
The Senate Judiciary Committee interviewed Biden’s nominee to the nation’s highest Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson told the Committee she could not define “woman” because she is “not a biologist.”

May

Real America
Americans increasingly faced (and continue to face) high gas prices and food shortages.

Biden’s Woke DC
President Biden blamed Russia for the gas prices and food shortages. Then he threatened to take away school lunches for needy children if their schools don’t comply with his LGBT agenda.

June

Real America
America celebrated the overturn of Roe v. Wade, finally giving Americans through their elected leaders the full freedom to protect innocent lives. America also celebrated 50 years of Title IX, the federal civil rights law ensuring that women have equal access to educational and athletic opportunities with men.

Biden’s Woke DC
The Biden Administration called for abortion-on-demand up to birth, keeping America in the top 7 most extreme nations on abortion—right on par with North Korea and China. They also turned Title IX on its head to allow any man who self-identifies as a woman to take advantage of that law.

TAKE ACTION now to ask your Representative to oppose the latest radical abortion bills

TAKE ACTION now to add your comment opposing the Biden Administration’s changes to Title IX

July

Real America
Americans hurt at the pump as gas reached an all-time record high and a recession hit.

Biden’s Woke DC
Nancy Pelosi’s House prioritized a bill to ensure polygamists can legally be married.

TAKE ACTION now to call on your Senators to oppose this bill!

But that’s not all. Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services just announced their newest proposed rule forcing healthcare providers to perform abortions. The rule also mandates “gender transitions” for children—even if the healthcare provider doesn’t believe it to be best for the child in their professional judgment.

But there’s good news!

Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Parents are testifying at school board meetings to protect their children from being indoctrinated with sexualized content and policies. And athletes and their families are saving girls’ sports across the country.

And here’s more good news: the White House is actually behind schedule in implementing its radical agenda. Why? Because Americans like you are standing up, speaking out, and fighting back. Your constant prayers, comments opposing the Biden Administration’s rules, and contacts to Congress are making the difference!

The one thing Biden has gotten right is realizing that the upcoming November elections matter.

Parents are rising up from San Francisco to Virginia, a movement we saw in the last election and expect to see more of this coming fall. Will you be a part of the movement?

We have the opportunity to have a national victory to protect pro-life and pro-family policies at the federal, state, and local levels. And this victory can stop Biden’s radical agenda in its tracks.

At Family Policy Alliance, we’re ready to win. Will you join us?

For family,

Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs

Dear Friends,

As you know, Kansans face a major crossroads in the battle to protect life in just a few days.

Voting has been ongoing for a little over two weeks and many have yet to exercise their right to vote for the Value Them Both Constitutional Amendment.

The amendment simply returns the ability to safely and effectively regulate abortion to the Kansas people through their elected leaders. The Kansas Supreme Court had stripped that ability from Kansans, and the amendment restores it.

If you are a registered voter, please remember to take the time to vote Yes on the Value Them Both Amendment by Tuesday August 2nd.

More information about voting in this election can be found HERE.

I would also commend to you Kansas Family Voice (our allied organization in Kansas) for more information as they have been leading in the state on this effort for months now.

Kansas is ground zero in the fight for life.

Because of the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade from the US Supreme Court in June, Kansans face a decision with great implications for life not just in Kansas, but for the entire nation. You see, national leaders and advocates on both sides of the life issue are watching to see what happens here next Tuesday when the election comes to a close and the votes are counted.

Will Kansas vote YES and choose life?

The stakes are high and what happens in Kansas will signal to the pro-life movement nationally whether we can win the pro-life argument now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.

If life wins, it will be a rallying cry to the rest of the nation to pursue pro-life laws and policies wherever possible. But if the abortion lobby takes Kansas, they will seek to advance abortion wherever possible across the nation – abortion for any reason, at any time, at taxpayer expense, without end.

Congress is watching.

With unthinkable legislation already passed through Nancy Pelosi’s House of Representatives, the Senate is considering a bill to codify abortion into federal law – we must vote YES here to send them a message there that such legislation is unacceptable.

Your vote is the key to protecting life.

I hope that if you have not yet done so that you are planning to vote YES on the Value Them Both Amendment for these and many other reasons – every Kansas vote is crucial in this pivotal election.

We cannot afford to fail in this effort, and I hope you join me in Voting YES for the Value Them Both Amendment.

For life,

Robert Noland
Director, Audience Engagement
Fellow Kansan

 

P.S. While the time to request an advance ballot has passed, you can find out about early voting opportunities, where polling places are located and how to contact your county election office for more information by visiting the Kansas Secretary of State website HERE.

Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, President Biden, Senator Schumer, and Speaker Pelosi are trying to appease their base by pushing an onslaught of radical abortion policies.

Speaker Pelosi pitched a fit the day Roe v. Wade was overturned, and today she brought two extreme abortion bills to the House floor for a vote, H.R. 8296 and H.R. 8297.

H.R. 8296 will allow abortion-on-demand in every state if enacted into law and H.R. 8297 will protect abortionists and hurt women if enacted into law. The House passed both bills today by a vote of 219-209.

When the votes were brought up on the floor, Representatives Michelle Fischbach (MN-7) and Mike Johnson (LA-04) stepped up to the plate and brought motions to vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act. But Democrats balked at the common-sense protections for children outside of the womb who survive abortions and voted down the motions—proving how extreme Democrat leadership has become in their abortion policy.

The Senate pitched a fastball with a bill that shields abortionists from state laws that protect life and promotes women traveling across state lines to have abortions. Thankfully, Sen. Lankford (OK) cried “foul!” and was able to stop the bill in its tracks.

President Biden is trying to score as many points with the far-left base as he can by pushing abortion policies through the Executive Branch. Last week, he issued an Executive Order protecting “mobile abortionists,” seeking to discredit pregnancy care centers, creating legal cover for the abortion industry, and spreading the abortion poison pill.

The President is also trying to load his bases with federal agencies. For instance, the Department of Justice created a “Reproductive Justice Task Force” to fight pro-life laws and spread dangerous chemical abortions. The Department of Health and Human Services issued guidelines attempting to force pharmacists to provide abortifacients.

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we know we are not in the last inning! And we know that protecting life is not a political game.

While the left’s batting average is failing the American people, we will not stop fighting for the life and well-being of preborn children and their mothers. When abortion is unthinkable and life is cherished, we win.

For Life,

Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs