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!
President & CEO
Macy Petty stood outside the Supreme Court, awaiting news of its decision. The announcement came: Roe v. Wade had been overturned. Macy fell to the ground in tears of joy.
Then, California Democrats – and Hillary Clinton – used her image to promote their radical pro-abortion agenda, calling her tears “sad.”
It’s part of a bigger trend this year. We are well into the 2022 election season, and you’ve probably seen countless abortion-themed ads from the Left.
With less than a week to go till Election Day, it’s time to answer the question: why is the Left so obsessed with abortion?
Join us TODAY to get the answer. Hear from Family Policy Alliance’s Craig DeRoche and Autumn Leva as they discuss what YOU need to know about this election. Plus, watch a special guest appearance from Macy Petty as she shares her compelling story.
Democrats are Campaigning on Abortion in 2022 – Here’s Why
Watch Conversations with Craig
Thursday, November 3, 2022
10:00am PT / 11:00am MT / 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET
This election, the future of unborn children is on the ballot. Join us to find out why and learn what you can do to help!
Communications Specialist – Producer
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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.
We can now definitively declare that After Roe, There is Life. Go to the After Roe Store and check out the items we have to show everyone our pro-life spirit!
(Keep reading to claim the discount available with this email!)
Since the March for Life in Washington, D.C. — where After Roe was a huge hit — we have added some very popular items.
You can now find t-shirts, baseball hats, water bottles, baby items, steel tumblers and a sharp After Roe banner.
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All you have to do is pick out the items you want and then check out.
Now is the time to show your pro-life spirit and a positive message with any of our AfterRoe items!
Get the coolest new pro-life gear and help spread the word that After Roe – There is Life!
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
While the nation waits to find out if the Supreme Court will actually overturn Roe v. Wade, we’re thrilled to invite you to hear from one of the lawyers asking the Court to abandon Roe.
Join us TODAY to hear from Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch. You may know that the Dobbs case everyone is watching – the case that might overturn Roe – started in Mississippi. The state passed a law protecting babies as young as 15 weeks old – and they’ve been busy defending it in court ever since! When the case reached the Supreme Court this December, though, they made a bold decision to ask the Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. Now, it could be the case that finally ends the reign of Roe, which has led to the death of more than 62 million Americans.
Empowering Women, Promoting Life
Meet One of the Lawyers Behind Dobbs
(Video will be live at 2pm Eastern Time June, 17th)
Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch is Mississippi’s first-ever woman Attorney General and was included in the TIME 100 list for 2022. She previously served as Mississippi’s State Treasurer and in multiple other government positions for the state – all while raising three children as a single, working mother. Defending the dignity of human life has been a hallmark of her career in public service. That extends beyond the life issues at stake in the Dobbs case to supporting the most vulnerable and helping them to achieve their best futures. Her work includes helping trafficking victims, fighting for women at work and as mothers, addressing root causes of poverty, fighting the rising cost of insulin, and supporting victims of crime.
Don’t miss this exciting event!
I wanted to pass along to you a very timely and important opportunity to join in on a national prayer gathering related to the impending Supreme Court Decision in the Dobbs case. As you know the landmark decision, Roe v. Wade, which sought to legalize abortion in 1973 hangs in the balance and a decision could come any day.
The Dobbs decision will have many repercussions. We have updated our AfterRoe website with all the latest information. If you have read the news lately, you also know that intimidation and violence surrounding this eventual decision is ramping up across the nation.
It is for these reasons that this evening a number of national and state groups are engaging in a prayer assembly for the Dobbs decision and the effects it is now having (and others it will soon have) on our nation.
You are invited to join in-person if you are in Chattanooga, TN or you can participate from anywhere online at the link below.
Here are the details:
What – Virtual Prayer, Solemn Assembly
RE: Upcoming Dobbs Decision on Roe. Wade
Where – Chattanooga, Calvary Chapel
3415 Broad Street, Chattanooga
When – Thursday, June 9
6:30-8:00 PM Eastern Time / 5:30 – 7:00 Central Time
4:30 – 6:00 Mountain Time / 3:30 – 5:00 Pacific Time
Even if you cannot join this gathering this evening (in person or online), we are with you in prayer for this and so many other issues affecting our nation.
Director of Audience Engagement
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