You sent your legislators to Topeka with a mandate to pass Value Them Both. They are listening!
The bill was introduced last Tuesday and the hearings in both the Senate and the House were held this past Friday. And today, the Senate Judiciary committee, chaired by Senator Kellie Warren, passed Value Them Both by a voice vote. It will likely be heard by the full Senate very soon.
Many legislators have told me how much they have been hearing from you! It is time to let the entire Senate know that you are counting on them to vote YES on Value Them Both. It’s easy on our action center.
It’s a simple vote. They simply need to give you the opportunity to vote on this vital amendment to stop unlimited abortion in Kansas.
Contact your Senator today! Your voice really does make a difference.
We will continue to keep you updated as things move forward, but we need your help to get us over the finish line!
So we can value them both,
Director of Advocacy
One of the Trump administration’s top priorities was defunding abortion providers. Although the president redirected federal family planning money away from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, he was unable to exclude the abortion industry from receiving federal funds entirely, in part because of inadequate support in Congress.
With an incoming Biden administration, it is time to turn our focus on this issue to local politics. We need you to tell your state lawmakers that abortion providers should never receive Idaho taxpayer dollars.
We don’t want our state or local government sending our hard-earned money to abortion providers—and we certainly don’t want abortionists providing services in our public schools and universities. Please sign our petition today to make your voice heard!
Standing with you for life,
Director of Advocacy
This past Tuesday, Governor Murphy gave his State of the State address. Once again, he referenced his strong commitment to passing the most unsafe and radical abortion bill ever proposed in our state – or possibly anywhere.
“After years of willful neglect, we are funding women’s health care and family-planning services [Planned Parenthood] — and, no matter what happens in Washington, we are working to protect a woman’s full reproductive rights as a matter of state law [New Jersey License to Kill Act].”
– Governor Phil Murphy, State of the State address, Jan 12, 2021, brackets added for clarity.
The New Jersey License to Kill Act (so-called Reproductive Freedom Act) rejects the pro-life beliefs of voters, to instead satisfy and subsidize the Big Abortion Industry. Did you know that this bill would codify into law that certified midwives and nurses can perform suction and surgical abortions? Why? Because the Big Abortion Industry can pay them less money than a licensed physician. Planned Parenthood and politicians are jeopardizing women’s health by putting profits above people. It’s shameful, unethical, and it must stop!
Yet, Murphy’s administration is so committed to this agenda that he won’t wait for the law to be passed to implement these dangerous ideas! He has instructed the Board of Medical Examiners to change the rules regarding abortion care to allow non-physicians to perform abortions. This bureaucratic department is currently taking comments from the public regarding this rule change.
In response, I am excited to share with you that we have a webpage dedicated to opposing this abortion up-to-birth bill! You can go to www.JerseyVotesNo.com to learn more about this dangerous bill – including its sponsors and how you can contact them. Also on the webpage, you’ll find news stories, videos, and a resource you can share with others.
Additionally, billboards featuring the website are being erected near the offices of key senate sponsors across the state, including one (pictured above) at the entrance to Trenton, only 2 miles from the statehouse.
Wondering how you can speak up? Here are two ways to help:
- Text or email JerseyVotesNo.com to your friends today!
- Join us in speaking up like lives depend on it! Please join us for:
The New Jersey Rally for Life
(led by New Jersey Right to Life)
Friday, Jan 22 at 11 AM
Statehouse Annex, 145 West State Street, Trenton, NJ
Join thousands of New Jerseyeans speaking up for babies in the womb.
Click here for detailed information.
New Jersey Walk for Life led by Rev. Clenard Childress of Blackgenocide.org will immediately follow the Rally for Life.
I hope to see you Friday, Jan 22 in Trenton!
Director of Advocacy
As Americans we love our freedom. Historically speaking, if you asked someone on the street what Americans value most, I’m sure you would hear some version of freedom, liberty or the ability to do as we please. Since our founding these freedoms have allowed unprecedented growth and achievements in this country that could not have been imagined by its founders.
But what happens when we have unrestrained, absolute freedom, when there are no constraints on what we want or when we want it? Lord of the Flies comes to my mind.
In the beginning God created the Garden of Eden, and in it he gave Adam and Eve everything they could want or need, a true paradise. Genesis 2:16 God said, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” We know the end of the story, Adam and Eve betrayed the freedom God gave them and introduced sin into the world.
God could have easily prevented Adam and Eve from getting close to the tree, but instead he allowed them to restrain themselves and they failed, disaster followed.
This session in our Kansas Legislature we will be addressing the Value Them Both Amendment. This Amendment is in response to the Kansas Supreme Court’s unprecedented ruling which somehow found unrestricted abortions up until the moment of birth in our Kansas Constitution. In 2017 even with safeguards in place to restrict abortions, Kansans aborted 6,830 babies. If this is self-restraint, I would hate to see the results of absolute freedom to abort a child at whatever developmental stage one wants.
Our American founders understood that self-restraint (morality) was needed in order for our Republic to survive. John Adams said, “It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.” In other words, if you remove God from the equation, we will need laws to protect ourselves from ourselves.
As our culture continues to drift, we must safeguard existing laws that help women and babies, absolute freedom in this case would be disastrous.
This Value them Both Amendment will have its first hearing in the House & Senate on Friday morning. Please click here contact the members of the committee who will be hearing the bill and ask them to support its passage.
Thank you for registering for last night’s online event to oppose the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act hosted by Senator Mike Testa and the Legislative District 1 team.
If you missed the live webinar or would like to view it again and share it with others, please click here.
For a Pro-Life New Jersey,
Director of Advocacy
As we mourn the loss of life & the breach of the rule of law in Washington, DC earlier this week, we continue to pray for our nation, our law enforcement, and our elected officials who are continuing to do the people’s business. Every life is valuable and should be protected. We pray for the Holy Spirit to touch lives across our nation and that we each will seek the Lord.
As we continue to work to protect life in Kansas, it’s a new year. And that means a new legislative season for Kansas. It’s like the first day of school for me. Lots of excitement about getting back to it, but also a lot of late nights and long hours making sure our agenda and strategy for the year are ready to go.
With the great victories from this past election in Kansas, we have a mandate from the people to get Value Them Both passed. This is our number one priority this session. The Kansas Supreme Court is trying to force unlimited abortion on Kansas, but mothers, babies, and the people of Kansas are depending on us to pass this important amendment for life. We sent a strong signal to legislators – Kansans will not tolerate legislators who put personal political gain above life.
But we need your help. Even if you contacted your legislators last year, we need you to do it again. This is a new legislature with many new faces. They need to be reminded that this matters to you!
This amendment does several important things:
- Ensures that mothers aren’t left in the dark about their options and the risk associated with an abortion.
- Ensures young girls aren’t left alone to be pressured by the abortion industry.
- Protects your Kansas tax dollars from being exploited by the abortion industry.
- Ensures that we can’t be required to allow abortion up to the moment of birth.
- Protects dozens of pro-life laws that are already on the books!
These are all basic protections that mothers and babies deserve. Stand with us in 2021 to #ValueThemBoth!
Standing for life in 2021,
Director of Advocacy
P.S. As we mourn the loss of life & the breach of the rule of law in our nation’s capitol yesterday, we continue to pray for our nation, our law enforcement, and our elected officials who are continuing to do the people’s business. Every life is valuable and should be protected. We pray for the Holy Spirit to touch lives across our nation and that we each will seek the Lord.
P.P.S. Thank you to each one of you that financially supported us this year! Your support allowed us to do so many phenomenal things in 2020. We look forward to partnering with you in 2021. If you would like to start out your year with a gift to our efforts, it’s as easy as a click here!
The NJ License to Kill Act (so-called Reproductive Freedom Act) is the most radical abortion bill ever proposed in this state. Senator Mike Testa has organized an online rally against this dangerous bill on Thursday, January 7 at 7p.m.
As the pro-life movement continues to win the public debate regarding protections for babies in the womb, Governor Murphy, Senators Weinberg, Greenstein, Gopal, Ruiz, Singleton, and Smith have put forth a law that would seal the fate of the unborn for decades to come in our state.
- Babies can be aborted up to the point of birth.
- Pregnant teenage moms can abort their children without the abortionist or school officials ever notifying parents.
- Late term abortions will be fully paid for by your taxes and your health insurance.
- Conscience protections for medical workers will be removed, forcing pro-life medical workers to assist in the abortion procedure.
- Non-physicians can perform risky and unsafe abortions on women.
- Mandate annual funding for Planned Parenthood despite the budgetary process and priorities of future administrations.
Senator Mike Testa will have a panel of guests joining him on Thursday, Jan 7 at 7pm to discuss the dangers of this bill. This is a great opportunity to hear from experts and legislators on why this proposed legislation threatens women’s health, jeopardizes children’s safety, and criminalizes medical health professionals.
Director of Advocacy
Today, we are pleased to share with you not one but two encouraging developments from the past week.
First, some of you joined us last night for our first ever LIVE Q&A with CEO Craig DeRoche.
During this special time, Craig shared his background, his vision for Family Policy Alliance, and his encouragement for Christians as we head into 2021.
Thank you to the many of you who participated!
If you weren’t able to make it, we encourage you to check out the recording on YouTube.
Watch to find out:
- Who is Craig? What is his personal testimony of faith?
- Why should Christians who aren’t lawyers or policy professionals engage in public policy issues? What can you do now to make a difference?
- What are Family Policy Alliance’s top priorities in the coming year?
- What encouragement does Craig have for Christians in 2021?
But that’s not all! Last week, a Congressional Democrat introduced pro-life, pro-woman legislation – and that means we’re making progress.
Throughout this year, we’ve shared with you how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stonewalled various bills in Congress designed to protect life and protect children from the transgender agenda.
Those bills include the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act, which would require healthcare professionals to provide appropriate medical care for babies who survive botched abortions, and a bill that would reserve girls’ sports for biological girls.
Despite gaining significant numbers of cosponsors, both bills have languished — but that wasn’t the end of the story.
Last week, something remarkable happened.
In her final days before retiring from Congress, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) – who also ran for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year – introduced two bills nearly identical to the ones previously introduced by Reps. Ann Wager (R-Missouri) and Greg Steube (R-Florida).
At first glance, while it’s encouraging that a Democrat congresswoman would support these efforts, there’s more at play here.
Gabbard could easily have simply cosponsored the existing bills – yet she chose to make a much bigger statement. By introducing a similar set of bills, she demonstrated that protecting babies who survive abortions and ensuring that female athletes compete on a fair playing field have gained traction in our culture.
Family Policy Alliance has long believed that these two issues should be non-partisan, commonsense proposals that attract widespread support from both major political parties and both genders.
That’s why earlier this year, we and our allies at Family Policy Alliance of Idaho worked together to pass the Fairness in Women’s Sports bill into law. That first-of-its-kind law led to our Save Girls Sports campaign, which underscores our ongoing commitment to advance policy that will protect our children and grandchildren from the transgender agenda.
And as we look ahead to the coming year, protecting life remains at the top of our list of priorities – and it is gaining ground. With your ongoing biblical citizenship and prayers, we will see progress in 2021 to protect babies and female athletes in our nation.
Standing for the family,
Family Policy Alliance
Abortion Reversal is Real! Hundreds of healthy babies have been saved, even though their mothers took the first chemical abortion pill. There are countless stories of mothers regretting a chemical abortion as soon as they took the first pill, but the great news is that there is hope for these mothers. Here are another couple of those stories Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics do not want told.
Autumn and Walker
Autumn was a 25-year-old single mom. She took the first pill because she felt incapable of financially supporting another child. However, she quickly changed her mind and used a pill reversal kit. Several months later, her son Walker was born healthy. “He was perfect, and he was a miracle”“When they laid him on my chest and I heard him scream for the first time, that was the happiest moment of my life.”
Ashley and Kaylie
Because of pressure from her boyfriend, 20-year-old Ashley took the first abortion pill. When she asked the clinic if she could reverse it, the abortionist told her that the baby would likely die or be born with defects. Nevertheless, Ashley looked for help to reverse the abortion pill, and became possibly the first woman to use progesterone (a pregnancy hormone) to reverse the effects of mifepristone, the abortion pill. Her daughter Kaylie, who was born at full term and with no birth defects, is now almost in high school.
These are just two more of the many stories across America, including right here in North Dakota, showing how children were given life, not death. Please pray that expectant mothers will hear this news and make the right decision.
If you are an expectant mother and have taken the first chemical abortion dose, you can go to the national abortion pill reversal website AbortionPillReversal.com or call 877-558-0333 to get immediate help on potentially reversing your chemical abortion!
Over 1,000 babies have already been saved through chemical abortion reversal in the U.S.
President and Executive Director
This afternoon, I had the privilege of attending an event with Vice President Mike Pence called Life Is Winning to celebrate all the accomplishments in the pro-life movement over the past four years.
And I assure you—none of these incredible accomplishments would have happened without you. Through your biblical citizenship, you have faithfully voted for pro-life leaders, advocated for pro-life laws through our Action Center, and supported mothers and babies in your own communities.
By God’s grace, and because of you, the list of accomplishments Vice President Pence and other leaders in the Trump Administration were able to share was a long one. Here are just a few examples:
- President Trump became the first sitting president in U.S. history to speak at the March for Life, stating: “Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God.”
- President Trump appointed more than 220 conservative judges and justices, including Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who will uphold our God-given liberties–including the right to life.
- President Trump, with Vice President Pence casting the deciding vote in the Senate, passed a law to allow every state to defund Planned Parenthood, and the President also issued a rule to prevent taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood through federal family planning grants.
- The Trump Administration has taken many steps to protect healthcare professionals or faith-based employers like Little Sisters of the Poor from being forced to participate in or provide coverage for abortions.
- President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services ended federal research using fetal tissue from abortions.
- And so much more!
These are amazing accomplishments, and I am rejoicing with you! But, most importantly, Vice President Pence reminded us today of why we work so hard together to advance the dignity and worth of every human life in culture, law, policy, and elections:
He who said before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. This is about life. We do well in this movement to always remind ourselves that when we make the cause for life our cause, we make His work on this earth our very own. So do not grow weary in doing well because in the last four years we’ve shown when men and women of faith and conviction come together to stand up for the unborn and to speak out for the voiceless, life can win in America, and with your help and God’s help life will keep on winning in the United States of America.
Indeed. We are in the pro-life movement not for political wins for their own sake—but because the value of every human life made in the image of God is at stake.
President Trump’s press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, also joined us at the event. She shared how the cause for life has become even more near and dear to her heart as a new mom this year. It was a powerful moment when she said: “This is not about a woman’s right to choose. It is about a human being’s right to live.” We are image-bearers of the living God, and that must mean something in America’s law and culture.
At the end of the event, Tom McClusky, the Vice President of Government Affairs for our friends at March for Life, presented a letter to Vice President Pence thanking him and President Trump for all their work advancing the right to life over the past four years. The letter was signed by over 70 organizations, including Family Policy Alliance.
I hope you’ll join us in “not growing weary in doing good,” because we have much work to do advancing the cause of life in 2021!
I will end this letter to you with the encouraging words Vice President Pence shared with me today: “We will see the sanctity of life restored to the center of American law in our time.”
For all created in His image,
President and CEO