Dear Friends,

God has never made a throw-away person. Not once. Everyone counts – or eventually no one will.

By now, you’ve probably seen or heard former President Trump’s statements about protecting life in a post-Roe America, and that he believes it is up to the “will of the people” at the state level only.

While we at Family Policy Alliance applaud the attention he has given to our state governments – the true “laboratories of democracy” as our Founding Fathers envisioned – we know state-level solutions can’t settle an issue of this magnitude.

Just as with the issue of slavery, a state-by-state patchwork of policy on protecting life – or enabling the medical murder of our most vulnerable citizens – won’t work. The “will of the people” will demand we are either a prolife nation or one where people are thrown away.

The beauty of our system of government is that there are multiple sets of checks and balances. Yes, the state governments are responsible for protecting the lives and civil rights of their own citizens. But the federal government is ultimately responsible for safeguarding the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for all citizens in this country.

Our founding documents, our Constitution and our remaining pro-life federal statutes and regulations all need to be enforced and strengthened by the next president, not disregarded.

When we go to the polls this November, we will be voting for state and local offices. But we will also be voting for our federal representatives and senators, and for president. Those votes also express the “will of the people” and those individuals bear just as much responsibility for protecting life as every member of every state legislature and every governor.

As a pro-life organization, our allegiance is to the Giver of Life and to the principle that all people are created in His image and deserve protection, starting in the womb. Our loyalty is NOT to politicians or parties.

In fact, as a ministry whose sister organization, Family Policy Alliance Foundation, trains state legislators how to govern well in office, I can tell you that they know they are responsible to protect life in their own states. But their work can’t – by definition – spread beyond their own borders.

They need prolife partners at the federal level to help them protect life from “sea to shining sea.” They need Congressmen and women, Senators and a President who will stand up and fight for life in Washington, D.C.

As Americans, we are each responsible before God to steward our votes to the best of our ability, and to do so in a way that aligns with our faith. In the months and weeks to come, Family Policy Alliance and our state-based Family Policy Council allies will be keeping you updated about this critical issue and how you can vote your values.

After all, FPA was created for a moment just like this: As a Christian organization that educates, motivates and engages social conservative voters in America, we are the largest state-based multi-issue social-conservative infrastructure in America. Together with our Family Policy Councils, we engage with more than 50,000 churches and millions of socially conservative advocates each week.

I hope you will join me in prayer for our nation, for the men and women who are seeking our votes this November, and for life to be cherished in policy and practice in our country.

For life,

Craig DeRoche
President & CEO

One week from today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a pivotal abortion case, the first to come before the high court since it struck down Roe v. Wade nearly two years ago.

On March 26th, the Court will take up the issue of abortion pills and the risk they pose to women. Available since 2000, the Food and Drug Administration and, more recently, the Biden Administration, have loosened access to abortion pills over the years.

Originally, abortion pills could only be administered by a doctor during an in-person visit to determine the gestational age of the baby and the health of the mother. In order to safeguard a woman’s health through the medical abortion, the regimen required a second visit 3 days later and a final examination 14 days after that.

In 2016, the FDA eliminated the requirement that doctors provide follow-up visits on the 3rd and 14th days. They also eliminated the requirement that only doctors could prescribe abortion pills.

In 2021, the FDA used COVID to justify radical change these rules again. Shockingly, they removed all in-person examination requirements, permitting abortion pills to be mailed to patients regardless of what state they lived in and what their state laws said about the legality of abortion.

All of these changes put women’s health at greater risk and also further empowered sex abusers and sex traffickers by allowing them to cover up the consequences of their crimes – consequences that are compounded for their victims through medical abortions they experience alone and often with great trauma.

The Court will examine these concerns next week in a lawsuit challenging the FDA rules, brought by a number of pro-life doctors and our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom.

We are asking you to join us in prayer over the coming week and on the 26th in particular.

We will be praying that:

Thank you for joining us in these prayers.


Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy


P.S. Prayer is always needed for our nation and this year in particular with elections less than 8 months from now. Click HERE to download our election year prayer guide. It is a fantastic resource for your personal prayer time, your small group or Sunday School class

Dear Friends,

As we begin 2024 and look ahead, there are many topics looming large as major cultural, political and spiritual issues in our country. That’s why we want to start this year inviting you to join the Family Policy Alliance team in prayer for our nation.

Here are four of the most important issues that we are praying over as we have entered into the new year. (Be sure to see the end of this email for an opportunity to join us for prayer in a live online event tomorrow.)


Pro-abortion forces are diligently and persistently seeking to challenge pro-life laws in nearly a dozen states this year by placing the outright legalization of abortion for any reason directly on the ballot. (So far, these are the states facing this challenge: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York and South Dakota.) If these efforts follow previous patterns, the abortion industry’s tactics will be dishonest and deceptive. Pro-life voters must push back with the truth and most importantly, show up to vote for life!

We are praying that:

Transgender Agenda

The transgender agenda is fiercely aggressive, and its messages lurk everywhere seeking to entice children into life-long decisions that lead to pain, regret and suicide. The hollow promise to children is one of ultimate self-determination as the solution to the challenges they face. In the end, however, it is a lifetime of dealing with the consequences of denying the reality of God’s creation of them as male or female.

We are praying that:

Parental Rights

Related to the prior topic, parents have, in recent years, become more aware of how schools are pushing numerous harmful agendas on their children. Whether it is transgender indoctrination, critical race theory, normalization of homosexuality or provision of pornography in reading materials, parents must be aware and vigilant when it comes to not only schools, but also doctors’ offices, libraries, social media and the entertainment industry, among many others who actively seek to push harmful ideas and abnormal worldviews on innocent children.

We are praying that:


This year brings us to another presidential election. We have seen nearly three years of radicalism, whether it be the taxpayer funding of abortion, attempts to erode religious freedom or the proliferation of transgender mandates throughout the entire federal government. This election has the chance to determine whether or not these dangerous abuses of power will be allowed to continue.

We are praying that:

These are but four issues (among many) that we see as critical for this year and they are just a beginning of where we would invite God’s influence in our culture.

Please add your own prayers to these as we move through the coming months. We encourage you to share these with your family and friends as well as your prayer groups, small groups and Sunday school classes.

You are invited to join us online tomorrow for a prayer livestream as we talk about and pray over these issues as well.

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We hope you can join us tomorrow, but if not, please do keep these things in prayer and watch for periodic prayer updates from us as 2024 progresses.


Robert Noland
Director of Audience Engagement









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!

See you in the comments section!

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!

See you in the comments section,

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