It has been quite a year on the pro-life front! We saw Roe v. Wade fall, which was a victory of a lifetime. While it was a very welcome and major development, it has, as expected, shifted the abortion debate in a seismic way.
As we analyze the recent election results, the news on the life issue is mixed. The good news is that before votes were even cast in the election, nearly half the states implemented very strong protections for children in the womb and their mothers After Roe—with eight more having at least some good protections.
The bad news is that in the five states (California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana and Vermont) where abortion was on the ballot, the pro-abortion side won in each instance.
The results in California and Vermont were no surprise. However, the tough fight in Michigan and the losses in Kentucky and Montana were disappointing. In some ways, these states were the victims of unfortunate timing – fighting this battle at a time when the Left was at maximum motivation following the fall of Roe and other major pro-life victories.
Fearing a more pro-life America, Planned Parenthood alone invested a record-setting $50 million in elections, and those on the left nearly unanimously fell in line—making abortion the paramount election issue in many locations, including those five states where life was on the ballot.
Leadership in DC
We now know that control of the U.S. House will change in January. That means an end to the extreme “abortion-on-demand up-to-birth” approach that Nancy Pelosi’s House has taken at every opportunity. We also sense that persistent legislative efforts to use tax dollars to fund abortion will cease as well. Because of this change in leadership, pro-abortion legislation originating in the Senate will now have much less likelihood of being approved over the next two years.
Election Night did bring many victories for pro-life candidates across the country at all levels of government, but especially in state-level offices and legislatures. These are fantastic victories that will advance pro-life efforts both administratively and legislatively!
The biggest stories from election night were the decisive victories for pro-life governors in Texas, Florida and Georgia – all unabashedly pro-life leaders in their own right who spoke apologetically about their pro-life position. Confident, bold leadership to protect life can prevail, as we saw in these and other locations.
We cannot deny that the overturning of Roe was a critical win—and it has already led to the saving of many thousands of babies. But as we said before—and this election proves—the road to making abortion unthinkable still requires our diligence and commitment.
So, while we long for the day when we look back and wonder how we let abortion ever exist in this nation, we are not there yet. Much like the era of Jim Crow laws which desperately sought to legally extend racism in a number of states, we are in the battle to end abortion state by state. As we know from the last 50 years with Roe v. Wade, it is a slow, sometimes painful process.
Martin Luther King, Jr. noted, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Whether we experience advances or setbacks, we persist in the proclamation of the sanctity of life across our nation, and we are not going anywhere. There is simply too much at stake.
John 1:5 tells us that the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Interestingly enough, science itself has observed the light of life – an actual flash of light occurring at the moment of every human conception – the very beginning of life itself!
May that be a profound encouragement to us all as we press forward in the work to make a difference and quite literally, help spread the light of life!
For the light of life,
Director, Audience Engagement
For health reasons, she was never supposed to get pregnant again.
Then, she did.
Trying to have the baby could be a risk to her own life. Choosing not to would mean an abortion.
Join us TODAY as Rep. Kat Cammack shares her true life story, an inspiration in these days After Roe.
Plus, find out why she thinks that Americans are “the good guys” and why it’s worth continuing to stand for truth in today’s culture.
Protecting Women and Saving Life
A Conversation with Rep. Kat Cammack
July 18, 2022
12 pm ET / 11 am CT / 10 am MT / 9 am PT
Congresswoman Kat Cammack represents the 3rd Congressional District of Florida. She is the youngest Republican Congresswoman serving today and has quickly become a clear leader for life and family policy issues. Join us today to hear her pro-life story, her take on the Supreme Court overturning Roe, and why we must keep pushing back against the Biden Administration’s radical agenda.
Director of Strategy
With the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade after nearly 50 years, we have witnessed a giant leap forward in the fight for life!
We are excited to be able to share a now-renewed message – one of hope and life. Gone are the days of our pro-life message being overshadowed by the Roe decision.
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Director, Audience Engagement
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It’s been three days since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Already, several states have enacted stronger pro-life laws, while lawmakers in others have announced their intent to stop such laws from going into effect.
On social media and in the news, you’ve probably seen a mixture of reactions. Joy, anger, thankfulness, fear. Beautiful posts about the dignity of life and the invaluable work of pregnancy care centers. Heartbreaking calls to action to fund Planned Parenthood, or help women seek abortions out of state. It’s all there, and it all points to the significance of the moment: Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Here at Family Policy Alliance, we know that’s good news, even the best political news of our lives. We are now living in a nation After Roe: a nation where, at last, we have the opportunity to truly protect human life.
It’s a moment to celebrate and praise God for his faithfulness. At Family Policy Alliance, we began our celebration with a livestream all afternoon on Friday, featuring pro-life leaders from around the country. You can still watch the live stream HERE!
If you’ve wondered….
- Where your state stands on abortion
- What pro-life leaders will do next to protect life in your area
- How you can personally make a difference for the pro-life movement After Roe
…be sure to visit www.AfterRoe.com, and explore the whole site! There, you’ll find helpful information about your state (including, in many states, a message from state pro-life leaders!), pro-life merchandise, and a variety of ways to engage with the national pro-life movement.
Want it all in a quick, one-stop shop? Check out our brand-new Personal Pro-Life Profile! In just six questions, we’ll give you a personalized report on ways you can uniquely be involved in the pro-life movement, details about your state’s pro-life stance, and a free image to share on social media!
We’re entering a new phase of the pro-life movement in America, and your voice matters more than ever. Together, let’s make America a nation where life is truly cherished!
Director od Strategy
Minutes ago, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Today is a day that we will remember for our entire lives – and a day which, for many of us, we have spent our entire lives waiting. And now, because of today, millions more will have their lives.
We’d be remiss not to take this moment to reflect on the many, many heroes who have argued in court, passed laws, lobbied their elected leaders, prayed outside abortion clinics, offered a helping hand to women, and so much more to get to this moment.
And yet, really, we have been straining toward the starting line. Today, a unique race began in each of the 50 states and in the federal arena.
Our goal: that every person is treated as a person, no matter their age, size, location, abilities or any other characteristics. This means not only ending abortion but ensuring that children inside the womb have the same full legal status as children outside the womb, that parents and children receive the support they need, and that ours is a culture which comes to fully embrace life.
As of this moment, America has entered a new phase. We are a nation After Roe. We survived. Now, let’s help others thrive.
TO CELEBRATE THIS MOMENTOUS AND LONG-AWAITED VICTORY, WE ARE LIVESTREAMING ALL DAY, starting at approximately 12 pm ET (11 am CT / 10 am MT / 8 am PT)
AFTER ROE CELEBRATION AND LIVESTREAM
Or watch here live:
We’ll be giving live updates from the Supreme Court, providing decision analysis, and talking with state and national leaders. Plus, we’ll dive into what you can do to make a difference in the world After Roe. And, we’ll be answering your questions live! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
If you are ready to jump in and make a difference, visit www.AfterRoe.com for information about what’s happening in your state and to discover your place in the After Roe movement.
Praising God with you,
President & CEO
A very blessed and joyous Mother’s Day to your family from the Family Policy Alliance team!
What an incredible week to see a Supreme Court leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, ending an invented constitutional “right” to abortion, on the same week that we celebrate Mothers!
Our own Senior Vice President of Strategy, Autumn Leva, who recently gave birth to her second daughter, wrote in The Daily Signal what the end of Roe‘s deadly 49-year reign would mean and what the best Mother’s Day gift would be for 2022.
There is a universal truth felt deeply by every mom, found somewhere at the convergence of joy, pride, and heartbreak. The truth is our babies are not really our own. They are ours to raise, guide, care for and cherish—and above all, to love always—but they are unique persons, bearing the image of God, called to their own special purposes, and, though reflecting their parents in appearance and traits, created entirely different from anyone else.
As moms, we feel this truth profoundly from the moment we see their first tiny ultrasound picture, to when we feel their first fluttering kicks while they are nestled safely inside, to when we finally hold them in our arms the very first time, to that first act of defiance as a toddler, to when we wave goodbye at the kindergarten classroom, and to when we finally send them off to fulfill whatever calling God has on their lives.
But this truth is never more obvious to me than when I am holding them both close, feeling the weight of this moment in history where Roe v. Wade may be overturned. They may actually grow up in a country without the shadow of Roe.
Read Autumn’s full piece, The Best Mother’s Day Gift: Overturning Roe, at the Daily Signal.
Happy Mother’s Day!
The Family Policy Alliance Team
On Monday at 8:32 p.m., Politico published the draft opinion that shook the world.
Family Policy Alliance team members, in Colorado and scattered around the nation, were mostly at home with their families. But within minutes, they were off and running – and have hardly slowed down since.
Here’s a quick and very abbreviated look at what your support made possible in this momentous week:
- Team members quickly formulated a response to the leak for social media and the press—and shared that with our state allies
- By 11 p.m. Eastern, as WORLD magazine reported, we were hosting a Twitter Space meeting for state and national pro-life leaders
- Updated and began the next phase in FPA’s signature pro-life initiative, AfterRoe.com
- Worked in our leadership role with a national coalition of pro-life organizations on a coordinated response
- Began a steady stream of interviews with news media that are continuing; coverage has included USA TODAY, Fox News, TIME Magazine and other state, national and even international outlets
- Drafted (or co-drafted) four different articles or op-eds for media outlets
- Prepared AfterRoe response sheets and messaging for U.S. Senators and House members – in collaboration with state Family Policy Councils
- Appeared live on FPA Facebook and Instagram 24 hours after the leak to talk with FPA’s followers
- Revised and updated a summer training on AfterRoe planned for state policy leaders and Statesmen (primarily state legislators)
- Surveyed state policy leaders on biggest needs in an AfterRoe nation
- Sent “special edition” Statesmen Academy Alumni Newsletter on the Dobbs leak and related resources from FPA and the national coalition
- Planned a webinar for Family Policy Councils, Statesmen alumni and other pro-life state leaders and legislators for next week to provide in depth training on the Dobbs case, its implications, and how our movement can effectively respond
- Began preparation for opposing the Democrats’ new version of the Abortion on Demand Act, following Sen. Schumer’s announcement of his plans
- Co-wrote, edited and designed a major visionary analysis of what a world After Roe could look like; stay tuned to read
- Released a line of AfterRoe merchandise—check it out here as you prepare for the overturn of Roe
That’s a lot – and you did it through your support of Family Policy Alliance.
Of course, other issues didn’t stop. In the meantime, we were still busy on things like the Biden Administration’s Title IX rule on “gender identity” and an HHS proposal to force coverage of transgender procedures – plus continuing state legislative battles.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for making this vital work possible! If you’d like to invest in our work next week and beyond, we’d be grateful. May God bless our continued work together.
Vice President, State Alliances
It was already 10 AM, and the sun was out, but boy, was it cold. Taking your hands out of your gloves for just a few moments was enough to send a chill through your body.
But for as cold as it was outside, the spirit of the place was warm. Students, grandparents, professionals, and young children stood shoulder-to-shoulder. People who might not see eye to eye on every issue walked together, prayed together, sang together.
And these tens of thousands shivered together, raising their signs and their voices for one cause: life.
The 49th Annual March for Life was a powerful gathering, and our team was honored to be there advocating for the unborn and their families.
Our team shared branded After Roe gear, including signs and hats, throughout the crowd. The message? Roe v. Wade’s time is running short. And After Roe? There is life – but it will be up to every one of us to make sure that life is protected in every state. You can learn more about what life After Roe will look like in your state here.
NEW: After Roe hats and stickers!
We have exciting news: our After Roe gear wasn’t just for the March for Life! Now, you can get After Roe gear to wear around town all year long! Click here to get After Roe branded beanies (adult and infant sizes), baseball caps (pictured), and stickers (two sizes). Plus, when you sign the After Roe pledge, we’ll send you a discount code for $4 off every After Roe product! Click here to sign the pledge and get your discount.
Hear from pro-life Congressional leaders!
The day before the March, our team was honored to interview pro-life Congressional leaders on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
“There’s no other human rights abuse in the world that parades around as if it’s a human right,” said Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-4), co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus. Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-4)) shared about why every person has value, and Rep. Debbie Lesko (AZ-8) spoke the truth: “millions of Americans have been lied to.” Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-1) shared a compelling story about why this issue is personal to him. Plus, Rep. Kevin Hern (OK-1) shared about key Congressional pro-life efforts
You can watch all the interviews here. Be sure to share with friends!
A World After Roe
The most touching sight of the March for Life? As we approached the Capitol, we noticed a little girl atop her parent’s shoulders, carrying her After Roe sign high. And it hit us: after Roe, there will be many, many more little girls like her. They will be alive because of people like you, who tirelessly advocate for the unborn, who speak out to your elected leaders, who share about why you are pro-life with friends and family. Because of you, these little children will be a testament: after Roe, there is life.
Will you help make that a reality?
Standing with you for life,
P.S. Excited to show off your pro-life After Roe gear? Post a picture and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Sign the pledge here to get your discount code.
Roe v. Wade could soon be overturned. When that happens – and yes, we’re saying when, not if – will your state still allow abortions?
The answer varies widely from state to state. In a few states, abortion will be mostly or completely banned. In some states, abortion will sadly remain widely available. And in many states, the status of abortion regulation will be somewhere in between those two – banned or heavily regulated in some cases, allowed in others.
How does your state measure up? Click here to find out.
In every state, it will be more critical than ever to not only end abortion but promote a culture of life throughout your community.
After Roe, we must work harder than ever to protect the unborn, support their families, and foster communities that truly cherish life. But that won’t happen overnight. It will take dedicated citizens in every state advocating for the changes that need to happen in their area.
Your state has unique opportunities – and will face unique threats. And when you click on the image below, you’ll be able to learn about policy opportunities and what’s happening in your state. Plus, in most states, there is a Family Policy Council standing for life – discover if there is one in your state and learn how you can partner with them!
Can’t see the image? Click here!
After Roe, Big Abortion will push harder than ever to promote abortion in your state. They’ll do that because they know that life is winning nationally, and we have the upper hand. Will you play a part on the winning team?
Public Policy Director
P.S. Want to help grow the pro-life movement after Roe in your state? Forward this email, or share this video with one click on Facebook.
In just thirteen days, pro-lifers from around the country will gather in Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life.
Each year since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, this event has drawn attendees from all walks of life. In fact, it’s the world’s largest peaceful human rights protest.
But this year, there is a special weight and significance. Why? Because Roe’s time may soon be up.
In December, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case challenging Roe v. Wade, putting a world After Roe clearly on the horizon.
The day before that hearing, we sat down with Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life, to learn more about the annual March and why it’s especially significant this year.
You can watch that video here:
This year, our team will be at the March for Life, marching together for a day when not only is Roe overturned, but life is truly cherished across our nation. Will you join us?
Plan to join us at the March? Family Policy Alliance will have After Roe signs available for you to march with! Sign up here to get in touch with us on the day of the march. We would love to meet you and give you a free sign for the march! Also – stay tuned for an exciting announcement coming next week about branded After Roe merchandise!
Can’t make it to D.C.? You can still support the cause from your own state! Some states have their own marches throughout the year. In the meantime, watch for information about new pro-life merchandise you can sport around town and share with friends and family. Details to be revealed next week!
Whether you’re joining us in D.C. or supporting from afar, we hope that you will join us in prayer for an era After Roe – and ultimately, for the end of abortion and the embrace of life throughout our country.
Standing with you for life,
Director of Strategy
P.S. Want to learn what you can do right now? Visit www.AfterRoe.com for information about your state and ways you can engage across the pro-life movement!