Imagine this: In one wing of a hospital, a premature baby is placed on a ventilator. Under the same roof, a baby the same age is being aborted. Former respiratory therapist AJ Hurley saw this dichotomy firsthand, and it made him realize the urgency of ending abortion.
Now as the Director of Activism at Live Action, one of the nation’s leading pro-life advocacy groups, AJ has dedicated his career to saving the lives of the unborn. He’ll tell us his story as he went from working as a medical professional to a pro-life activist, the story of Baby Olivia, and how you can join him and Live Action in saving lives and ending abortion.
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New book honors 50 pro-life leaders of the last 50 years
Last June, the fight to protect the lives of the unborn took a dramatic turn. Nearly 50 years after the Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal on demand, it was finally overturned by the Supreme Court.
As anyone who is reading the headlines knows, that didn’t end the cultural and political battle over abortion. But for the first time in 50 years, states are now able to prohibit abortions, and many have done so, saving tens of thousands of lives.
How did Roe come to be overturned? That’s a significant question, especially when for so many years, the effort seemed discouraging at best and hopeless at worst.
A new book answers that question by looking at the lives of 50 pro-life leaders who tirelessly worked to bring about this life-saving progress.
Legacy of Life is a limited-edition commemorative table book containing 50 tributes written by 50 of America’s most respected national influencers honoring the greatest founders, builders, strategists, and innovators of the pro-life movement during the last 50 years. Each leader is honored with a tribute, personal photos, and a customized frame in this remarkable collection of inspiring life stories of resilience, bravery and commitment.
The book is in many ways a product of the alliance of state organizations that Family Policy Alliance hosts and serves. John Stemberger, President of the Florida Family Policy Council, is the book’s editor. FPA’s Craig DeRoche is a contributing author, as are several of our allied state family policy council leaders. Dr. Al Mohler, Professor Robert George, Michael Farris and Sen. Marco Rubio are among many other noted contributors.
Legacy of Life is not just history; it’s inspiration. Order your limited-edition copy today!
Vice President, State Alliances
Note: FPA receives no funds from the sale of this book, but we believe it’s important for pro-life Americans to know about the pro-life leaders who’ve gone before us as we continue the fight to protect life.
It was March of 1972 when Congress sent an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the states. The text was originally purported by advocates to create legal equality of men and women, but now those left-wing activists have vocally used this to radically promote expanding abortion and other liberal agenda items.
The 1972 resolution required 38 states to ratify this Constitutional Amendment within seven years. Supporters failed to get enough states to support the amendment within the seven years. As a result, the ERA expired. Court decisions have since affirmed that the deadline has passed and the ERA of the 70s is dead.
But now, Democrats in Congress are ignoring the seven-year deadline and attempting to claim that the ERA has been ratified. (It hasn’t.) Their goal? Enshrine harmful gender and abortion policy into the U.S. Constitution, including ensuring that every state protects abortion on demand until birth. This is a direct assault on state legislatures that have fought hard to protect unborn life and minors seeking gender transitions.
Because “sex” is not defined in the legislation, this would open the door for expanding the definition to include “sexual orientation and gender identity”—something the Biden Administration has supported whenever possible.
How would the Equal Rights Amendment impact everyday Americans?
- Parental Rights. From social transitioning to classroom instructions, FPA has been sounding the alarm that liberal school boards and teacher unions are silently undermining parental rights, but the ERA would take this to another level by elevating gender ideology over the fundamental rights of parents to direct their child’s upbringing.
- Religious Freedom. People of faith, including those seeking to foster or adopt, could be forced to comply with a new definition of sex—even if this meant forcing them to choose between their faith and their livelihood.
- Conscience Rights. Medical professionals would be at risk of being fired if they do not perform abortion, life-altering gender transitions, or other morally objectionable procedures.
- Women’s Rights. The ERA would jeopardize sex-specific spaces for women in schools, prisons, sports, etc. It would erase protections for women who have fought for decades for anti-discriminatory policies.
The Senate is poised to vote on legislation to advance the Equal Rights Amendment, S.J. Res. 4, THIS Thursday, and we need your help to let your Senators know that they should vote against this harmful legislation.
Instead, Senators should cosponsor S. Res. 107, led by Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith. This resolution recognizes the fact that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment has expired and any attempt to revive it is not constitutional.
The ERA resolution is unnecessary and has broad ramifications for every aspect of society. Tell your Senators that the ERA is past its prime, and it is time to move on from 1972’s attempts to enshrine dangerous language into the Constitution.
Director, Government Relations
We have a request for your urgent help.
The Nebraska legislature is currently debating the Nebraska Heartbeat Act (L.B. 626), a bill that would protect preborn babies by prohibiting abortion when a fetal heartbeat is present.
We need you to encourage your senator to support it!
In a world #AfterRoe, states can now make their own decision on protecting unborn life. The Nebraska Heartbeat Act would require that a doctor, before proceeding with any abortion, first perform an ultrasound in accordance with standard medical procedure to listen for a fetal heartbeat. If a heartbeat is present, an abortion may not be performed.
Along with our friends at Nebraska Family Alliance, who have worked tirelessly on this bill, we need your help making sure it becomes law. We need you to send a message to your senator today urging them to vote “Yes” on L.B. 626!
Let’s ensure unborn life is protected. A heartbeat is a universal sign of life, and every child deserves the right to life. Send a message to your senator today requesting that they vote “Yes” on the Heartbeat Act, L.B. 626 – it only takes a moment using the form below.
Now is the time to speak up for LIFE in Nebraska!
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy
When you hear someone talk about abortion pills, what comes to mind?
Maybe you imagine a woman simply taking a pill similar to headache medicine in a clinical setting, with physicians monitoring and without complications.
Or maybe you know the truth that women are given two pills to take at home – something that, thanks in part to the Biden Administration, can happen without even an in-person medical examination beforehand. One pill will starve the child, and the second will force the child to be expelled from the mother. The woman will likely suffer intense physical symptoms and deliver her aborted child alone at home – often a traumatic experience.
The risk associated with these abortion pills is an astounding four times greater than the risk of surgical abortions. And, increasingly, it’s one of the most common forms of abortion.
But the title of this email said good news – keep reading!
Our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of pro-life doctors. These doctors sued the FDA over the illegal way it approved the abortion pills. According to ADF, “The FDA never studied the safety of the drugs under the labeled conditions of use, ignored the potential impacts of the hormone-blocking regimen on the developing bodies of adolescent girls, disregarded the substantial evidence that chemical abortion drugs cause more complications than surgical abortions, and eliminated necessary safeguards for pregnant girls and women who undergo this dangerous drug regimen.”
So now for the good news: Last week, a federal court in Texas sided with the pro-life doctors, halting the approval of the abortion drugs! This is a major win for protecting both babies in the womb and their mothers. The Biden Administration has appealed this life-saving ruling, and radical abortion associations and Democrats in Congress have gone all in to limit protections for women and support the administration’s efforts to make these dangerous pills widely available. Some have even gone so far as to suggest that the Biden Administration should outright ignore this legitimate, legally binding ruling!
Even as we wait to see what happens next in the Fifth Circuit, here are two things you can do right now to help protect babies:
- Speak out: The Biden Administration recently put forward guidance allowing pharmacies to dispense abortion pills. That means that your local CVS or Walmart could turn into an abortion clinic. If you haven’t already, please send a message to pharmacies, asking them not to dispense these pills. It only takes a minute at our Action Center!
- Pray: Join us in thanking God for this victory and praying for continued victory as the Biden Administration appeals the decision. This ruling could make its way all the way to the Supreme Court. And, pray with us for the end of abortion, and that life would be truly cherished throughout our nation.
Together for life,
There once was a time when she thought the overturn of Roe v. Wade was impossible, but she never stopped fighting for the unborn. Now #AfterRoe, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, has been called “the woman who brought down Roe” by the Los Angeles Times and others. She has been published in TIME, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today, RealClearPolitics, The Washington Post, and National Review, and more.
Marjorie Dannenfelser joined us at our inaugural Social Conservative Conference, or #SoConCon. She chatted with Family Policy Alliance CEO, Craig DeRoche, to talk about the what’s next for the pro-life movement after the fall of Roe. Tune in to hear her encouragement and perspective and get insight into the next phase of the pro-life movement!
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Named after the pro-life suffragette, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America’s sole mission is to save innocent and vulnerable human life by advocating for pro-life candidates and advancing pro-life legislation. How do they do it? Click the links above to hear Marjorie talk about the work being done at SBA Pro-Life America!
At Family Policy Alliance, our vision is a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished. To stay up to date on the fight to defend the unborn and learn how to take action, follow us on social media!
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Communications Specialist – Producer
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The Biden Administration is again attempting to hinder Americans’ conscience rights —this time to advance the contraception mandate under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
What is the Biden Administration proposing to do?
Some organizations rightfully have deep moral concerns with supplying the morning after pill, sterilizations, or other forms of birth control. As a result, they prefer not to include coverage for such options on their company health plans. President Trump’s Administration protected these organizations’ right to make that decision. But now, the Biden Administration wants to revoke those protections and force these organizations to pay for that contraception through their health plans.
While the responsible Departments state they “respect non-religious moral objections” to contraception, this proposed rule completely undermines the moral fabric of many faithful organizations, including overtly pro-life groups, that serve women, children, and the public. The Biden Administration is intent on ensuring those organizations cover the cost of all forms of birth control approved by the FDA.
Additionally, the Biden Administration rigged a new funding mechanism for contraception that will use fees collected by the federal government to funnel funding to birth control providers like Planned Parenthood.
The Biden Administration needs to hear from you now.
Family Policy Alliance has prepared a letter for you to submit to the Biden Administration. It takes only SECONDS to send in your comment! Click here, then share this message with friends that are also concerned.
Here is an excerpt from that letter:
“Concern over the life of the preborn child is not just a religious one. Many individuals, even those who are not religious, recognize the beginning stages of an unborn life with features and DNA that are distinct from the mother carrying the child. These are the beginning stages of a rapidly developing human life—not some random growth inside the mother.”
The comments close this Monday, April 3, at midnight Eastern Time so please take a moment today to let your voice be heard!
Director, Government Affairs
We have an urgent request for your help.
The Colorado legislature has introduced a package of radical, pro-abortion bills called the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA). Senate committees are hearing these bills today, and the full Senate will likely consider them later this week. Your voice is needed to oppose them!
One of these bills, SB 190, aims to shut down Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs). PRCs provide vital resources to women experiencing a crisis pregnancy, including baby supplies, counseling, and ultrasound scans. It also bans abortion pill reversal treatment, which is a safe and proven way to attempt to reverse the effects of abortion-inducing drugs.
A second bill, SB 188, would mandate that hospitals and medical facilities retain an employee even if the employee was found to have violated the employers’ ethical standards by providing prohibited services such as abortion or transgender procedures. A Catholic hospital, for example, would not be allowed to end employment of a physician who performed abortions at the hospital.
Finally, a third bill, SB 189, attempts to circumvent Colorado’s prohibition against public funding of abortion by requiring that the insurance plans that cover most Coloradans include full abortion coverage.
These bills would advance a radical, dangerous, anti-life agenda. Send a message to your senator today requesting that they vote “No” on the Reproductive Health Equity Act – it only takes a moment using the form below.
Now is the time to speak up to protect the sanctity of life and medical ethics in Colorado!
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy
March is Women’s History Month, and we are excited to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments and successes of women. So many women—like Susan B. Anthony and Justice Amy Coney Barrett—have fought for the right to vote, to excel in their fields, to overcome odds, to win national championships and to protect the innocence of the unborn.
However, President Joe Biden this month paints a very different picture of women’s rights in our country in his proclamation on Women’s History Month. He states that the Dobbs decision is a systematic barrier to equal opportunity and recommits to defending abortion, including dangerous chemical abortion pills.
The proclamation’s regrettable call to action for Congress is “to pass a federal law restoring the protections of Roe v. Wade so all women in every State have the right to choose.”
And, Congress quickly responded to the President’s call. Forty-eight Senators introduced the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act,” which would expand abortion until birth for any reason were it to pass.
Just this past week, President Biden also released his annual budget, which again commits his administration to the destruction of life and calls on Congress to pass this legislation that allows for abortion on demand until birth. Here are a few of the more concerning highlights from his budget we wanted to share with you:
❌Commits to continue fighting for abortions and gender affirming care at Veterans’ Administration clinics
❌Increases funding for the mis-guided United Nations Population Fund
❌Increases funding to Planned Parenthood through Title X funding
❌Touts his two Executive Orders and Presidential Memorandum that expand access to chemical abortions, undermine the conscience rights of medical doctors, and expand access for those traveling out of state for abortions to circumvent their own state laws
It is still unclear whether the administration recognizes what defines a woman as they set out to undermine women’s sports and health care, at the same time as they advance radical gender ideology in our schools.
But, one thing is clear. The Biden administration and the Left have made abortion for any reason, at any time the ONE thing that defines a woman’s ability to succeed. We wholeheartedly disagree.
Women deserve better.
Women have God-given unique characteristics that should be celebrated this month, not undermined by a radical mantra from the Left that has refused to define a woman as anything but a biological woman. This has left women vulnerable in sports competitions, the prison system and in schools as they are forced to embrace biological men as a female peer.
Together, we will continue to celebrate the great achievements that have been made by women regardless of what a small minority promotes. This month, be sure to celebrate the great accomplishments of the moms, daughters, and sisters in your own life!
Director, Government Affairs
Your action has led to a big pro-life development!!
You may recall that immediately following the New Year holiday the Biden administration announced that it would begin to allow pharmacies to dispense dangerous chemical abortion pills, potentially turning every pharmacy and grocery store into an abortion business – something that had never been done before.
The new guidance would permanently establish a path for doctors to phone-in abortion pills for patients – a very risky and dangerous practice for women in their first trimester of pregnancy.
Since the guidance was released in January, we have been asking our readers to contact some of the largest grocery and pharmacy chains across the nation to share their concerns and to respectfully ask that they not become an abortion business.
As of today, tens of thousands of grassroots messages have been sent, with more coming in every day.
We are excited to share that Walgreens is the first to announce that they will NOT be selling abortion pills or shipping abortion pills to over 20 states – including some where abortion remains legal. This is a direct result of actions by our national coalition and state attorneys general as well as a massive grassroots effort from readers like you.
Walgreens specifically noted that pro-life activism played a role in their decision.
That means that the actions taken by you, our readers, had an impact in this decision.
Already, Walgreens has come under attack from the Left for this decision. California Governor Newsom has stated his intention to cut off any state ties with Walgreens, despite the fact that Walgreens still intends to distribute abortion pills in over half the country. The Left will stop at nothing to undermine the safety and well-being of mothers and their unborn children.
If you took action, thank you – we appreciate your engagement and participation. The battle is far from over, but we press on encouraged by news like this.
It is worth noting that after Roe, pro-life activism has taken on a new and heightened importance.
It is because of the Dobbs decision, that states are now free to protect life like never before and to push back against the Biden administration and corporate America’s proliferation of abortion. Your pro-life voice has more influence in these matters now than it ever had after Roe was handed down in 1973.
None of the other grocers or pharmacies have taken this step. If you have not already done so, you can still send them a message by clicking HERE.
Continue to encourage local and large retail pharmacies and grocers to stand up against mounting pressure to provide these dangerous chemical abortion pills. And know that your voice is making a difference!
Director, Audience Engagement