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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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 protect families and learn how to take action, follow us on social media!

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Emma Rarden
Communications Specialist- Producer


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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
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!


Ruth Ward
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!

For Life,

Robert Noland
Director, Audience Engagement

We have an urgent request for your help on two bills in the Minnesota legislature.

We need your help protecting Minnesota’s next generations from woke ideology. The Minnesota legislature will soon consider two radical and dangerous bills: HF 91, a bill destroying all pro-life laws in the state, and HF 146, a bill removing children from their parents if one or both of the parents opposes transgender ideology.

These woke bills would endanger young Minnesotans, born and unborn, and would destroy parental rights here and in other states. Help us oppose them by making your voice heard!

HF 91 would wipe away all existing laws protecting unborn life in our state, such as the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which ensures that babies born alive during an abortion are provided with all necessary medical care. It would clear the way for a Minnesota with no restrictions, even bipartisan common-sense ones, on abortion.

HF 146 could take children struggling with gender dysphoria away from their parents if they refuse to enable harmful “gender-affirming care” for their kids. Like California’s infamous bill SB 107, it would authorize Minnesota courts to take emergency jurisdiction over children from other states so that they can be subjected to permanent disfigurement in the name of transgender ideology.

Born or unborn, kids deserve to be kept safe from predatory medical procedures. Along with our friends at the Minnesota Family Council, who have worked tirelessly to oppose these bills, we need your help to protect them.

Please send a message to your legislators today telling them to oppose HF 91 and HF 146.

It only takes a minute using the form below. By doing so, you will help ensure Minnesota law continues to protect children.

Please also consider attending Minnesota’s Pro-Life Advocacy Day on Tuesday, February 28th. Organized by our friends at United for Life, this event will bring together pro-life Minnesotans and pro-life organizations and church bodies from across the state. Their goal is to care for women, children, and families by inspiring legislators to fight for the fundamental rights of all human beings, from conception to natural death. United, we fight for justice–for mothers, for children, and for families. Please register here in order to be guaranteed a T-shirt and legislator meetings.

Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy

When you think about abortion, you might imagine a surgical abortion taking place in a clinical setting.

But there’s another way an abortion can be performed, and tragically it can be done in a living room, bathroom, or college dorm room. It’s called chemical abortion, and it’s a two-drug method where a woman takes pills at home, often by herself, that lead to the death and loss of her baby.

Chemical abortions come with a high risk of complications such as hemorrhage, sepsis, and infection. In fact, they have 4 times the likelihood of complications in comparison with surgical abortion.

Concerningly, the FDA recently decided to allow local pharmacies to carry these pills. But the good news is that pro-life groups are fighting back to protect women and the unborn.

In our live video today, Dr. Christina Francis, a pro-life OB/GYN and CEO-elect of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, talks about the risks of chemical abortions and what she’s doing to protect life. Also hear from Erik Baptist, who serves as senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, as he explains a new lawsuit to hold the FDA accountable for failing to protect women.

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Don’t miss this important conversation. And, if you have not done so already, please take a minute at our Action Center to contact leading pharmacies and grocers, asking them not to participate in the FDA’s agenda to carelessly provide dangerous abortion drugs to women.

At Family Policy Alliance, we are eager to help you stand for your pro-life values. To stay up to date on the national pro-life debate and learn how to take action, follow us on social media!

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Emma Rarden
Communications Specialist – Producer


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This past weekend, pro-lifers came together on the Sanctity of Life Sunday to remember the lives lost as a result of Roe v. Wade that was decided exactly 50 years ago. Simultaneously, we celebrated the complete overturn of Roe at the annual March for Life in Washington and resolved to continue our fight to make abortion unthinkable in America!

Sadly, the Biden administration used the Sanctity of Life Sunday to release a memo that protects chemical abortion pills and those that dispense these pills—instead of the women they purport to protect.

This is unacceptable, and states like Florida are stepping up.

Let’s lay out a timeline:

January 3: FDA allows pharmacists to dispense dangerous abortion drugs for the first time and to permanently do away with the long-standing practice of these pills being taken in person at a health facility.

January 10: Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration announced to all state pharmacies that they cannot, in compliance with state law, dispense chemical abortion pills.

January 13: Twenty-two state attorneys general sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf expressing opposition to the FDA’s guidance.

January 22: On Sanctity of Life Sunday, President Biden declares these states’ actions to protect women as having “sowed fear” and instructs the FDA, DOJ, DHS and HHS to remove “potential barriers” to chemical abortion.

We are very thankful for Governor DeSantis and the 22 attorneys general for doing all they can to protect women and their unborn children from harm and for stopping the administration from circumventing their states’ rights.

You too can be a part of fighting back!

Can you help put a stop to the Administration’s relentless attacks on life? You can send these messages in just moments on our Action Center, then share it with family and friends who will act too!

  1. Please ask your congressman to cosponsor two critical pieces of legislation that will protect women against the Biden administration’s attempts to push these drugs on our states.

  2. If you have not done so already, please contact leading pharmacies and grocers, asking them to not participate in the FDA’s agenda to carelessly provide dangerous abortion drugs to women.

The Biden Administration will stop at nothing to ensure there is unfettered access to abortion at all stages of pregnancy. In the process, they are attempting to prevent states from acting in good faith to protect the lives and health of women in their states.

The truth is that women who use abortion pills are 50 percent more likely to visit an ER than with a surgical abortion. As of June 2022, there were sadly 28 reported maternal deaths and over 4,200 reported adverse effects, including hemorrhaging and infections. And, of course, these pills end the life of the precious child in the womb.

Please consider sending reaching out to your Congressional member and pharmacies. Thank you for staying engaged in the fight!

For life,

Ruth Ward
Director, Government Relations


This year, Family Policy Alliance staff joined thousands of friends at the annual National March for Life in our nation’s capital. This special gathering has been taking place for 50 years and is an exciting day of rallying support for unborn babies and their mothers.

2022 unraveled the fateful decision of Roe v. Wade and provided a real opportunity for state and federal legislators to advance safer laws that protect both moms and the unborn child.

And, now, we are ready for 2023.

The theme for the March this year was: Next Steps: Marching in a Post-Roe America. Many of you are asking since Roe was overturned: what are the next steps After Roe?

Thankfully, FPA and many of our state-level partners have been preparing a long time for this moment. We know that it will take the collective effort of many groups and individuals, much like yourself, to really make a change in the hearts and minds of Americans and in the laws that govern our everyday life.

As you read this, DOZENS of lawmakers across the country have partnered with FPA and the network of state family policy councils to introduce HUNDREDS of both federal and state-level pro-life bills in their legislature. We are proud to support these measures and will continue to advance other solutions to support moms and to end elective abortions.

In the end, YOU are what makes a difference in this movement to end abortion. Every call or email you make to a legislator, every hour you volunteer at a pregnancy center, every person you share the message of life with—these are things that can make a change.

YOU saw Roe overturned in your lifetime. Now we wholeheartedly believe you can be a part of making abortion unthinkable in America.

So, even if you missed the national March for Life in person, continue to fight for the unborn!

We wanted to make sure you were equipped to do just that by sharing Conversations with Craig, the newest podcast produced by Family Policy Alliance! This is your go-to podcast for all things family policy and how to talk to your friends and family about these issues. In our newest podcast episode, our CEO, Craig DeRoche, and Jeanne Mancini, the President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, talk about what makes this year’s march so unique – now that Roe is overturned. Check it out on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

We hope you enjoy the podcast and the pictures (above) our team took while out at the March for Life on Friday in Washington. We were extremely encouraged by the strong showing of Americans, especially young people, energized to see life cherished and families restored, and we hope to see YOU at the March next year.

In case you missed it, I also wanted to remind you that THIS Sunday is Sanctity of Life Sunday. You can view FPA’s full email about this Sunday here. The bottom line is FPA is encouraging all churches to pray that life would be cherished. We’ve listed some graphics and prayer points below this message for you to share with your church (you can click on each one to download a Hi-Res version as well). Please take a moment to share these with your pastor for this upcoming Sunday.

For life,

Ruth Ward
Director, Government Affairs

Sanctity of Life Sunday Resources

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Dear Friends,

Sanctity of Life Sunday is one week away, and we’d like you and your church to join us in prayer for life and mothers!

2022 saw the end of Roe v. Wade, and it is right that we praise God for this great victory protecting His image in the womb!

But we must also pray for the vulnerable women facing unplanned pregnancies and not knowing where to turn for help. can inform us of the abortion laws now in place in our states, but the Church has a light-bearing role to play in loving and supporting these mothers before and after the birth of their children. Some may even be called to adopt children in need of a forever home.

To that end, our team has come up with some graphics (below) and prayer points for you to share in your church on Sunday the 22nd to celebrate God’s protection of life and pray for present needs. We encourage you to join us in making Sanctity of Life Sunday a special time at your church.

  1. Pray for the end of abortion in all states.

20 states now fully protect life in the womb!

Sadly, 21 states have little to no protections for unborn life at any stage of a pregnancy.

The remaining states remain places of vulnerability for unborn life and mothers.

  1. Pray for the humanity and sanctity of unborn life to be recognized and valued.

Jeremiah 1:5 states, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” Each human life is precious in the eyes of God with a unique DNA and characteristics. Let us pray that each precious life is valued by the world.

  1. Pray that churches support and encourage women in crisis pregnancies.

From throwing a mom a baby shower to supplying tangible needs, churches have an incredible opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to women in the community who are struggling with an unexpected pregnancy, both before and after they give birth. Hosting foster care and adoption orientations also provides families in the church a way to care for children seeking forever families.

  1. Pray for the safety of crisis pregnancy centers and other groups that serve women.

There are more than 2,700 pregnancy centers across the nation that serve women and their families by providing everything from basic necessities to ultrasounds. Following the release of the Dobbs decision, we witnessed attacks on hundreds of pregnancy centers and pro-life organizations. Thankfully, the House of Representatives this week passed a resolution condemning this violence. Let us continue to support and pray for these facilities that care well for the women that walk in their doors.

  1. Pray that more leaders in government, churches and business step up to defend life.

As we seek ways to protect life, let us pray for our leaders that they would have boldness to speak up for the life of the unborn and their mothers and creatively find ways to serve the most vulnerable among us.

Feel free to download the image below for use in your services on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. (To get a hi-res version just click on the image or use this link: (

Here are some other slides that you can use for informational purposes or to direct prayer.
(Click on each individually to go to a Hi-Res downloadable slide).

As we head into the long weekend to celebrate the legacy and life of Martin Luther King Jr., let us never forget his words, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” to prepare our hearts for Sanctity of Life next Sunday. Abortion is an unthinkable injustice for the millions of lives we have lost and for the mothers who have had to overcome extreme hardship in losing their child. “Lord, break our hearts for what breaks Yours.”For Life,
Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm, III
Director, Public Policy

God spoke and out of darkness, there was light.

The theme of light reflects throughout the Bible. The Father of Lights was there in Genesis at the very beginning. His Son, the Light of the World, was born during the darkest of times with a star lighting the way to Him. And it’s there all the way to Revelation with Jesus’ face shining like the sun and His eyes like fire at the triumphant end.

This is why I believe it’s no mistake that in His grand design, there is a flash of light at the moment of conception when a new life is created. Scientists first observed the “spark of life” in humans in 2016 and have marveled at what it could mean ever since.

In His amazing creativity, He thought to give the creation of new life—even hidden away in the safety of the mother’s womb—a spark of light.

That knowledge gives new meaning to “let your  light shine,” doesn’t it?

In this incredible year with all the challenges our nation has faced, we saw Roe v. Wade overturned and around half of the states taking strong steps to protect life. Those states are paving the way for tiny souls, made in the image of the Father of Lights, to not only have the spark of life at their creation, but the chance to shine their light in the world.

Yet we know that roughly the other half of our states are moving in the opposite direction—using the power of government to attempt to snuff out even more of those little lights before they have the chance to really shine.

So, our simple message this season of lights is let their lights shine.

We rejoice with thanksgiving at the overturn of Roe, but the evil of abortion is nowhere close to being eradicated from the United States. We will not rest until the light of life burns brightly and every life made in the image of God is cherished.

This Christmastime, let the beauty of the lights remind you of the first moment of a new life, just as God designed. We pray you will join us in our mission to see abortion made unthinkable, every mother and baby supported and cherished, and every human life valued all the way to natural death.

May God lead our nation out of darkness and may He let their lights shine!

Merry Christmas,

Craig DeRoche,
President & CEO