Votes are still being tabulated for congressional races across New Jersey before the state legislature can certify the results. I am thrilled to inform you that our endorsed candidate for the New Jersey state senate seat in District 25, Anthony Bucco Jr., won his reelection campaign! He received more votes than any other person ever to run for a state senate seat in New Jersey under the current plan of 40 districts. Congratulations to Senator Bucco and all our ministry partners that invested in our Get Out the Vote efforts to contact thousands of pro-life, pro-family voters in his district through multiple mailers and digital ads.

The real battle for the soul and stability of our state is in 2021. Our state may have old voices heading to Washington, but we need a new vision in Trenton. This new vision should protect life and God’s design for family as the foundation of society—and especially the right of parents to direct their children’s education. Currently, these historical mainstream beliefs are fiercely opposed by those who hold the highest seats of power in our state government.

Together, we must stand firm against efforts to further undermine the moral fabric of our state in 2021. For that reason, two weeks ago we hosted Win Back NJ featuring Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA. This virtual event highlighted the fight for parental rights, religious rights, and the right to life. Parents, pastors, and pro-life advocates joined us live in person and by video to encourage you to Win Back NJ.

If you have not yet viewed this event, please take the time this weekend to learn what is happening in your state and how Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey is serving you by protecting students in school, babies in the womb, and pastors in churches.

Finally, this virtual event replaced our normal year end Family Gala fundraising dinner. I must ask you to consider giving a gift today to help strengthen our efforts across the state. Whether it is a gift of $500, $100, $50 or your very best, please pray about what you can do to help Win Back NJ to your values.

Let’s make New Jersey better,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

Your help is needed immediately to stop the Reproductive Freedom Act, the most radical abortion bill ever proposed in this state. If this bill is passed, it will codify into law the extreme anti-life policies practiced in only a handful of nations.

This includes:

Governor Murphy and the current pro-abortion lawmakers want to end the debate over the right to life in New Jersey once and for all.  Their solution is simple: abortion at any time, for any reason, without any restrictions – without end.

What can you do?

First, join us and over a dozen pro life organizations for a Day of Action on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in a peaceful protest and prayer gathering led by Rev. Clernard Childress of New Calvary Baptist Church in Montclair. Please register so we can contact you with updated information next week.

We will meet at the offices of the two senate sponsors:

Wed, Nov. 11, 10 am–12 pm: Sen. Loretta Weinberg, 545 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ (NOTE: This is a different location than was initially planned.)

Wed, Nov. 11, 2 pm—4 pm: Sen. Linda Greenstein, 1249 S River Rd #105, Cranbury, NJ

Second, I want to urge you to contact the bill sponsors and other key senators who will decide the fate of babies in the womb.  Please complete our action alert form and call the following:

Hello, my name is __________. I am calling about The Reproductive Freedom Act. This is the most dangerous and radical abortion bill ever proposed in our state. It violates conscience protections, puts women at risk in late-term abortions and abortions performed by non-physicians, and prohibits any protections for babies in the womb – even up to birth. I urge Senator/Assembly ___________  to vote NO. Can we count on him/her to help protect women and children from this unsafe law? 

The bill is most likely scheduled to be heard in committee within weeks.

Let’s act like lives depend on it – because they do!

Shawn Hyland
Advocacy Director

Your help is needed immediately to stop the Reproductive Freedom Act, the most radical abortion bill ever proposed in this state. NJ already holds the infamous status of the most unsafe state in the nation for a baby in the womb, as abortion facilities outnumber pro-life pregnancy centers, 50 -37. As the life movement continues to win the public debate regarding protections for babies in the womb, Gov. Murphy, Sen. Loretta Weinberg, Sen. Linda Greenstein and 14 Assembly members have put forth a bill that would seal the fate of the unborn for decades to come in our state.

Currently, NJ has no restrictions on abortion. Any abortion regulations that passed the legislative process in previous decades were found to be unconstitutional by activist judges in our state. Therefore, our abortion laws reflect those of Communist China and North Korea. The Reproductive Freedom Act will now codify into law the extreme anti-life policies practiced in only a handful of nations.

This includes:

The Murphy administration and pro-abortion Democrats have introduced this bill in the middle of a health pandemic forcing the lockdown of the statehouse grounds. No one is allowed in the statehouse unless invited, and no group can assemble on the statehouse lawn in protest. However, gatherings at local district offices of legislators are being planned.

We need you to immediately contact the Health Committees in the Senate and Assembly. The bill is most likely scheduled to be heard in committee within weeks after election day. After filling out our Action Alert, please call committee members to tell them to vote NO on the Reproductive Freedom Act.

Let’s act like lives depend on it – because they do!

Shawn  Hyland
Director of Advocacy

 

 

Friends,

You have probably seen that a group of “pro-life evangelicals” endorsed Joe Biden for president.

These professed Christians argue that “poverty, lack of accessible health care services, smoking, racism and climate change are all pro-life issues.” The effort is led by prominent socialists, including Ron Sider, and other academics identified with the Christian Left.

Given the importance of the upcoming election, a few things must be said in response to the arguments offered in the “Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden” manifesto, found here.

  1. It is unthinkable that the most consistent pro-life ethic would result in voting for a candidate who supports abortion-on-demand up to birth.

A truly biblical pro-life ethic recognizes the right to life as the most fundamental of human rights that civil government is created to protect.

Yet Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support taxpayer-funded abortions at any gestational age—including the most gruesome of abortion procedures, dismemberment abortion, in which a preborn child is ripped apart using surgical instruments while still alive in its mother’s womb.

Unsurprisingly, Joe Biden has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood. Kamala Harris has also worked closely with Planned Parenthood throughout her political career.

When Kamala Harris was the attorney general of California, she attempted to silence and make an example of David Daleiden, an undercover journalist who had secretly recorded conversations with abortionists exposing crimes committed by Planned Parenthood clinics. Harris ruthlessly prosecuted Daleiden, sending state agents to raid his apartment and seize his recording and computer equipment. Daleiden has filed a lawsuit against Harris and California, alleging that his civil rights were violated when Harris “weaponized” the law against him to shield Planned Parenthood.

  1. We must make a distinction between “sanctity of life” and “quality of life.”

Poverty, healthcare, racism, and environmental concerns undoubtedly affect the lives of many people – and they are important issues for Christians to think about. But these are “quality of life” issues, not “sanctity of life” issues. While quality of life issues are important, they pale in comparison to the question of whether our system of law will protect the very existence of the most defenseless human beings created in the image of God.

What are pro-life issues, rightly considered? Euthanasia, abortion, and various facets of medical ethics like Simon’s Law all appropriately fall under this umbrella. We should be careful, though, not to stretch the pro-life label so thin that it ceases to mean anything.

  1. Government welfare programs intended to alleviate poverty actually harm families and keep people in poverty—especially people of color.

Groups like “Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden” would trade precious lives for an administration beholden to the welfare state. Welfare programs trap families in a cycle of dependence, incentivize unwed births and fatherless homes, and discourage recipients from developing the skills and character traits necessary for self-sufficiency and a fulfilled life.

The real needs of the poor must be met but pushing more Americans into our welfare state is not a biblical way to do that. For starters, the Bible instructs us that charity should be the purview of the family and the church—so why would we send the poor to a dysfunctional government welfare system when that care is our responsibility? As Christians, we are called to care for the poor out of our love for God (1 John 3:17), to provide accountability  to the recipients of our charity (1 Timothy 5:9-13), and to give out of joy and not from compulsion (2 Corinthians 9:7). Sadly, the government welfare system is not only not the Church, but it fails to live up to basic biblical principles.

God has entrusted us with the responsibility of voting for candidates whose policies most reflect His eternal justice. Voting for the candidate that best protects life is a biblical obligation of all Christians.

Preventing and punishing the murder of the innocent is the most important responsibility of government—and our votes should help ensure that we live up to this promise.

Standing with you for life,

Blaine Conzatti
Director of Advocacy

By, Vince Torres, President & Executive Director

The most important pro-life votes you will cast this year are for…

Your New Mexico State Senator and State Representative — these are the most important pro-life votes you will cast this year, and this is why.

Following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Donald Trump nominated federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. With hearings on the nomination scheduled for next week, it is expected that Judge Barrett will receive a confirmation vote in the Senate before election day on November 3rd.

For the pro-life movement, this nomination and pending confirmation represents perhaps the most significant moment in our history since the infamous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Legal scholars have previously suggested that the addition of one more pro-life Justice may finally pave the way for the Court to overturn Roe, and many believe Judge Barrett is that Justice.

What does this have to do with your State Senator and State Representative?

If Roe is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, and absent the enactment of any federal legislation, the authority to regulate or end abortion will most likely revert to the states — meaning the future of abortion in New Mexico would sit largely with our State Legislature and Governor. This scenario is particularly thought-provoking in our state given the existence of a 1969 abortion law still on the books. The law, which among other things limits abortions to cases of rape and incest, and to protect the life of the mother, is currently dormant in part because of Roe. If Roe is overturned, however, the law may become enforceable.

It was this scenario which prompted Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Democratic leaders in the State Legislature to try and repeal the law during the 2019 Legislative Session. Ultimately, their efforts stalled when eight Senate Democrats joined Republicans to defeat the measure. This setback did not, however, deter the abortion industry and many Democratic leaders. They immediately targeted and defeated five of the eight pro-life Senate Democrats in the June 2020 primary, and Governor Lujan Grisham publicly stated, “The second we have the votes in the Senate, that antiquated, absolutely outrageous law is gone.”

A Worst-Case Scenario

Unless we elect pro-life majorities in the New Mexico State Senate and House of Representatives this November, Democratic leaders in the Legislature and the Governor will repeal the existing abortion law. And if that law is repealed, an overturning of Roe will mean nothing for New Mexico. Abortion will in fact remain legal and largely unregulated, as it is now. A repeal will also remove existing conscience protections which could lead to the firing of medical personnel who refuse to perform abortions on the basis of moral or religious beliefs. This section of the law is currently in effect and serves as a necessary protection to uphold the First Amendment rights of doctors and medical staff.

A Better-Case Scenario

But imagine this scenario: we elect pro-life majorities in the New Mexico State Senate and House of Representatives, and immediately work to update and improve the existing law. Under new pro-life leadership, we transition from defense to offense and begin the process of reversing the culture of death in our state.

When it comes to life, the stakes have never been higher, and this is why the most important pro-life votes you will cast this year are for your State Senator and State Representative. And while you are at it, go ahead and support all our pro-life candidates up and down the ballot.

This year, we have made it easy for you to know who our pro-life candidates are with the recent release of our Election 2020 Pro-Life Candidate Slate. Please print, forward, and share this information far and wide.

The future of the pro-life movement is up to us, and this November, we can use our vote to protect babies in the womb throughout New Mexico and our nation.

Together, let’s vote like lives depend on it — because they do!

On January 5, Governor Murphy signed a Senate Joint Resolution designating each October as “Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month” in New Jersey.

October is now here. The first remembrance month in our state for infants lost as babies in the womb is officially underway. The New Jersey Resolution states the purpose of the month is to “honor all those who have survived a pregnancy loss or lost a child, recognize the grief suffered by families who experience such loss, help comfort and encourage the healing of families in their time of need, and give those who have endured such a traumatic event hope that in the future, the number of women who suffer pregnancy and infant loss can be reduced and the majority of infants can be born healthy, safe, and free from harm”.

I could not agree more.

But one person seems to disagree – Governor Murphy.

He used the weight of executive influence to kick off this solemn remembrance month by announcing the Reproductive Freedom Act on October 2. This would codify abortion without any restrictions into law.

…So much for infants being born healthy, safe, and free from harm!

Please visit InsiderNJ to read our response to the Governor’s hypocritical stand on Infant Loss and Abortion.

Currently, there are no restrictions on abortion in New Jersey. We are the most unsafe state in America for babies in the womb. The ratio of abortion centers compared to prolife pregnancy centers is the worst in the nation. The Reproductive Freedom Act will rob future legislators and governors from legislating abortion regulations if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned. The current pro-abortion lawmakers want to end this debate in New Jersey once and for all. Abortion at any time, for any reason, without any restrictions – without end.

The abortion industry advocates in our state are united in their demands. Thrive NJ is a coalition of groups working to enact extreme abortion laws that threaten every baby in the womb. Please earnestly pray for them. Also, pray for the coalition of pro-life groups in our state working together to protect life from conception to natural death.

May we never back down from our biblical convictions that every child has the right to live. We should not only mourn the babies lost in miscarriages, stillbirth or sudden infant death syndrome, but also those who suffered at the hands of an abortionist.

Be watchful and prayerful in the weeks and months ahead. We will need to mobilize, along with others, to stop this bill from being passed. Don’t let yourself feel defeated: we’ve been able to win before! The supermajority in Trenton could not pass recreational marijuana or mandate vaccines in 2020 because the voices opposing these bills were louder than those supporting them. We must now do the same against abortion.

Let’s make New Jersey better,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind in the political world, especially when it comes to the subject of abortion. What has been going on?

Most recently, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett for a seat on the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett is a solid conservative, with a history of textual interpretation of the Constitution and decisions that are based on judicial interpretation, not the activist court track record we’ve been subjected to for decades. A mother of seven, she lives out her support for family values including life. Family Policy Alliance is thrilled that President Trump chose Judge Barrett as his nominee; it provides a great hope for preserving the foundational values of our country.

Another noteworthy event, perhaps somewhat overshadowed by the nomination news, was that President Trump issued an Executive Order requiring the Health and Human Services Department to ensure that federally funded facilities provide life-saving medical care for all infants born alive – meaning it would include those who survive abortions. This is a huge step in the right direction, as some states contemplate or have already passed laws effectively allowing infanticide, by removing protections for babies born alive after a botched abortion.

The third development on the abortion front is the election itself. Never have abortion lines been drawn so sharply between candidates. As we move towards November 3rd, this difference will be further highlighted in debates, the media, and through their political campaigning. To be quite honest, President Trump needs the pro-life movement to win in November, and he knows it. However, he has shown himself to be a man of his word when it comes to protecting unborn children, and we have his strong track record as clear evidence where he will go if reelected.

Those are just a few of the major developments on the abortion front in the past few weeks. There is a lot riding on the next steps on all these issues. So, what can you do?

First of all, VOTE! Only by exercising your most important duty as a citizen of this great country can you make a long-term difference in where we are headed. This applies not only to the presidential race, but also state races (more on that next week). This year you have the option to vote early, or vote by absentee ballot or in person as you have in past years. To get information on all these options, go to our Secretary of State’s website and decide what works best for you.

Secondly, make your voice heard in DC. Feel free to let our state Senators know how strongly you feel about the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. You can contact Senators Hoeven and Cramer through our Action Center and emphasize how important this vote is to you and your family when it comes to preserving your family values.

Third, get involved at a local level. One great way to do this is participating in the 40 Days for Life event currently underway. Let people of North Dakota know that we will stand together outside the abortion clinic in Fargo and in other places in ND and pray for these mothers, their unborn children, and the staff of the abortion clinic to see God’s will for their lives. To participate in 40 Days for Life and sign up for a prayer slot, you can go here:  40 Days for Life. Simply type “North Dakota” in the search box, choose your location, and click to see the details and sign up.

Finally, pray. Pray that God’s will be done in all these processes. It is only through His grace and sovereignty that change will occur on the abortion issue in this country.

We at Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota® thank you for your engagement in the political process. Through all our efforts and God’s providence, we can put an end to the needless slaughter of these innocent children.

For life,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

The City of Albuquerque is already known to be a premier destination for women seeking late-term abortions. However, a soon-to-be-released HBO movie will feature Albuquerque as the next hotspot for the abortion industry’s latest target – underage girls, or as we appropriately call them – children.

“Unpregnant” is scheduled for release on September 10 and has been heralded by one movie writer as “an abortion buddy comedy.” The film tells the story of a high school teenager who discovers she is pregnant. After learning that she cannot have an abortion in her home state of Missouri without her parents’ knowledge and consent, she is referred to Albuquerque, where underage girls can obtain abortions without any parental involvement. From there, she convinces an old friend to take the long road trip with her from Missouri to New Mexico to “get the procedure.”

According to the Guttmacher Institute, a national pro-abortion research and policy organization, New Mexico has some of the fewest abortion protections and restrictions of any state in the country. With no parental involvement requirements for minors, no waiting periods, and no term-limitations, more and more women are crossing state lines and coming to New Mexico to circumvent pro-life laws in other states. AP data collected from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that “at least 276,000 women terminated their pregnancies outside their home state between 2012 and 2017,” and that “New Mexico’s share of abortions performed on women from out of state more than doubled from 11% to roughly 25%” during that period. Recently, the CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains noted that the Albuquerque Planned Parenthood parking lot is often filled with out-of-state license plates and that they “never turn someone away.”

Tragically, legal, elective abortion up to the moment of birth is nothing new in New Mexico. However, the recent efforts by the abortion industry to target children should have us all fuming. Just last year, Teen Vogue published an article titled, How to Get an Abortion If You’re a Teen,” and this year, they highlighted the story of a young woman who flew to New Mexico to obtain an abortion when she was almost 7 months pregnant. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood launched an app and chatbot called “Roo” which interacts with children as young as thirteen about birth control and sex. The app has been praised by some as a tool for children to bypass their parents and skirt abstinence-focused education.

At one time, the abortion industry and pro-choice politicians promoted “safe, legal, and rare” abortions. Sadly, rare is no longer part of their pithy slogan or their radical agenda. With overall abortion numbers on the decline, they have turned their attention to indoctrinating children and promoting promiscuity, thereby fostering a new wave of customers to fund their multi-billion-dollar empire.

Shame on HBO. Shame on Teen Vogue. Shame on the abortion industry. And shame on us for allowing our state to become a bastion for their barbaric and cunning practices. I hope you will join me and other pro-life leaders in boldly proclaiming this year, “enough is enough.”

This November, all 112 seats in our State Senate and House of Representatives are on the ballot, and for pro-life New Mexicans, the stakes have never been higher. When we ring in 2021, will we face a progressive-dominated legislature that will quickly codify legal, elective abortion up to the moment of birth in state law? Or will we welcome a pro-life legislature that will protect women and children and help foster a culture of life throughout New Mexico? The choice is ours.

In the coming weeks, we will be partnering with our friends at Right to Life Committee of New Mexico to let you know who our pro-life Senate and House candidates are. While we may have many challenges facing our state, no issue is more pressing or morally urgent than the sanctity of human life, and our message this year is simple – “Vote as if life depends on it.”

This November 3rd, #VoteProLife and #SaveLives.

Have you heard of a group called The Satanic Temple (TST)? While they proclaim not to believe in Satan (which I found confusing to say the least), they state, “Satan is a symbol of the Eternal Rebel in opposition to arbitrary authority, forever defending personal sovereignty even in the face of insurmountable odds.” I presume the insurmountable odds they mention is God, which is ironically affirming for those of us who are Christian.

If that wasn’t bad enough, now they also champion the pro-choice movement. They state that the mother seeking a surgical or chemical abortion must look in the mirror and recite phrases that include “One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone”, and that, “By my body, my blood, by my will it is done”. Creepy and disturbing? You bet.

To take this even further, they recently launched a campaign to celebrate this abortion ritual and raise money. TST is raising funds through a raffle, with the grand prize being an abortion. It states that it will cover up to $2,500 for an abortion procedure.

What does this have to do with us here in North Dakota? Well, in case you thought those of us in the Midwest were immune, our next-door neighbor of Minnesota has a chapter of The Satanic Temple in their state. That’s a bit too close to home for me.

When a group of Satanists is endorsing a certain procedure, one needs to think long and about its moral implications. Will this introspection happen by Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers? Not in our lifetime. Will they accept the money from the raffle winner? I’m pretty sure they will.

In case you ever wondered who was behind abortion and approved of it, there you go. “It’s all about you” is the mantra of the abortion industry, and the abortion movement operates on the false premise that women have to choose between their dreams and their children. TST simply reinforces this lie.

What can we do? First, we can bring these facts to light. We cannot allow this horrible alliance to go unnoticed.

Second, we can pray. We need to pray that satanic influences in our world may diminish and not increase. Pray that these entities stop their support of killing preborn children.

Finally, we must pray that abortion itself not be “safe, legal, and rare”, but gone from this nation altogether.

There is plenty of evil to go around in this world, but by God’s grace, He has already prevailed on the cross. In that assurance, we must take the moral high ground and continue to fight for what is right.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5

In Christ,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

By Vince Torres, President & Executive Director

Last week, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) released a rough draft of their 2020 Democratic Party Platform, and if you are a pro-life New Mexican like me, this platform is “rough” indeed. Each year, the platform highlights the Democratic Party’s priorities and political agenda for the nation, and this year, the DNC was not coy about their support for radical policies that will expand abortion, overturn pro-life legislation, and ultimately continue the slaughter of millions of American babies – over 60 million since 1973.

Consider these problematic statements:

“We will repeal the Hyde Amendment…”
(2020 Democratic Party Platform, pg. 29, lines 43-44)

Though most Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortions, the DNC platform states an intent to repeal the federal Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment, which passed in 1976, prevents federal funding, including Medicaid, from being used for abortions except in cases of rape or incest, or when the mother’s life is at risk. According to a recent poll, 60 percent of Americans “oppose using tax dollars to pay for a woman’s abortion,” including 43 percent of Democrats and 56 percent of Independents.

“We will restore federal funding for Planned Parenthood…”
(2020 Democratic Party Platform, pg. 29, lines 39-40)

In years past, Planned Parenthood, which performs over 300,000 abortions every year, utilized a regulatory loophole to access $50-$60 million annually in federal funds designated for pre-conceptive family planning services. Under the Trump Administration’s “Protect Life Rule,” the loophole was removed, forcing Planned Parenthood to withdrawal from the Title X family planning program. According to the DNC platform, these federal dollars would be restored to Planned Parenthood, allowing the abortion industry giant to again use taxpayer dollars to promote, perform, and refer women for abortions as a method of “family planning.”

“We will…protect and codify Roe v. Wade.”
 (2020 Democratic Party Platform, pg. 29, lines 43-44)

The future Roe v. Wade has never been more in question than it is today, and the DNC recognizes that one more U.S. Supreme Court appointment may very well lead to the overturning of the Court’s erroneous 1973 decision. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the DNC wants to both “protect” Roe (with pro-abortion judges) and “codify” Roe (with pro-abortion legislation) to secure elective, taxpayer funded abortion up to the moment of birth for decades to come.

“We will fight to enact the Equality Act…”
(2020 Democratic Party Platform, pg. 38, line31) 

Among the DNC’s top legislative priorities is the pro-abortion Equality Act. In addition to stripping conscience protections for medical professionals who object to performing abortions, this dangerous federal proposal could essentially gut every piece of pro-life legislation ever passed by establishing a federal “right” to taxpayer funded abortion on demand. In 2019, the Democratic-controlled House passed a version of the Equality Act with every single Democrat – including New Mexico Representatives Ben Ray Lujan, Deb Haaland, and Xochitl Torres Small – voting in favor of the bill. The legislation has since stalled in the Republican-led Senate.

“Democrats oppose and will fight to overturn federal and state laws…”
(2020 Democratic Party Platform, pg. 29, lines 42-43)

 With states continuing to pass and enact more pro-life legislation than ever, the DNC platform boldly asserts that Democrats will overturn pro-life laws at the state and federal levels. Imagine if the federal “Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act” was repealed, allowing for the intact dilation and extraction of an unborn child. Imagine of all pro-life state laws across the country – including late-term abortion bans, parental notification requirements for minors seeking abortions, and born-alive infant protection legislation – were suddenly wiped off the books.

Pro-Life Democrats Push Back

In response to the DNC’s radical, pro-abortion platform, some pro-life Democrats are now pushing back. Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats for Life of America, publicly chided the DNC for its “discrimination” and intolerance towards those who “support a whole life ethic.”

Meanwhile, a group of more than 100 “left-leaning, pro-life” clergy members penned a letter calling on the DNC “to recognize the inviolable human dignity of the child, before and after birth…. to reject a litmus test on pro-life people of faith seeking office in the Democratic Party…. [and] to end the explicit support in your platform for abortion extremism, such as taxpayer-funded abortion in America and overseas.”

#VoteProLife

At Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico, we are proud to have the support of Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Independents, and others in our effort to fight for the unborn children of New Mexico and our nation. Like the aforementioned clergy letter states, we believe “we have an obligation to speak truth to power in the face of injustice and inequality” and “to play a particular role in moving the conscience of the American people to end unjust discrimination against certain classes of people, as in previous civil rights movements.”

To that end, we invite you to join us – by speaking up, by taking action, and by voting for pro-life candidates this November. We will soon know whether or not the DNC amends their pro-abortion platform, but ultimately, it is up to the individual candidates to state their positions and many already have.

In New Mexico, for example, Planned Parenthood has already released most of its pro-abortion endorsements for President (Joe Biden); the U.S. Senate (Ben Ray Lujan); the U.S. House (Deb Haaland, Xochitl Torres Small, and Teresa Legar Fernandez); and the New Mexico Legislature.

Meanwhile, Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico® released its New Mexico Legislative Pro-Life Scorecard, which documents the pro-life or pro-abortion position for every incumbent New Mexico State Senator and State Representative.

Please take some time to review these resources and stay tuned for more voter education tools in the coming weeks and months. Together, let’s #VoteProLife this November and ensure that the DNC’s “rough” draft on abortion does not become our “rough” reality in New Mexico.