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

WATCH HERE
(Video will be live at 2pm Eastern Time June, 17th)

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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!

We’ll see you soon on Facebook or YouTube!

Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy

 

Dear Friends,

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

Admission is free or join online HERE.
https://calvarychatt.online.church/

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.

God bless,

Robert Noland
Director of Audience Engagement

Dear Friends,

As the country holds its breath for the final decision regarding Roe v. Wade, progressive plans are stirring that will paint New Mexico as a haven for those who wish to take the life of their unborn child. With heartbreaking candor, Shannon Brewer, the director of Jackson Women’s Health Organization, announced that the Mississippi clinic has plans to open a clinic in New Mexico if Roe is overturned.

Brewer told the Washington Post, “We have been strategizing on several things since the Supreme Court hearing last year, and we decided to look at places where abortion is protected. New Mexico is where we decided to open a new facility.” Their plans are to have the New Mexico clinic open before the final ruling comes down from SCOTUS.

The historical case of Roe v. Wade, which recognized abortion after viability as a constitutional right, looks as though it is nearing an end as current justices recognize and agree that the 1973 Supreme Court decision was egregiously wrong to begin with. If SCOTUS truly does overturn Roe, life has a chance to win, state by state.

But, as I’ve shared before, the New Mexico battle for life will be in the hands of progressive, pro-choice legislators and leaders – those who boldly call the loss of abortion rights “forced pregnancy” and equate those pregnancies to war crimes. These are the leaders running our state. These are the leaders that overwhelm the legislature and have repealed all pro-life protections we’ve fought for over the years.

Something has to change.

New Mexico’s culture must be transformed to one that cherishes life, and we have an opportunity to begin that change in November. First, you must know who your current legislators are, and then you must know how they have voted to protect life. We have many currently elected legislators that are great allies for life, and we need to support them and keep them in office while replacing their anti-life counterparts with those who will fight for a life-cherishing culture in New Mexico.

Knowing who your legislators are is key to creating a legislature in New Mexico that will cherish life. The best way to know if your legislator cherishes life is to see for yourself how they voted on SB10 (Senate Bill 10). Seeing how your legislators voted on SB10, which repealed New Mexico’s minimal efforts at protecting life, stripping us of all protections for the unborn, will show you exactly how they feel about protecting life. If they voted “yes,” they DO NOT cherish life. If they voted “yes,” they are responsible for the continued cycle of death in the Land of Enchantment.

Here’s what you can do:

Current State Senator David Gallegos, a champion for life, encourages voters to vote for life:

“This news about the Mississippi Abortion Clinic that is planning to come to New Mexico should outrage voters. Please hold your Governor and legislators accountable! New Mexico should not be the murder capital of the world. Vote for life and change our state so we can protect our unborn.

Will you help us hold New Mexico government accountable?

Faithfully determined,

Jodi Hendricks
Executive Director

In a rare leak from the Supreme Court, potentially unprecedented in modern history, a draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey was leaked to the news outlet Politico in an apparent attempt to exert pressure on conservative justices to change their minds.

The 98-page draft, written by Justice Samuel Alito, reveals a sweeping repudiation of almost a half-century of appalling precedent from the Supreme Court.

Justice Alito argues powerfully and persuasively:

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.

“It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

These words sum up countless hours of work and prayer from men and women across the nation who, since 1973, have poured themselves into saving the lives of the unborn.

In the Wyoming legislature this year, a special bill called a “Trigger Bill” was passed to return Wyoming laws back to the pre-1973 understanding of a baby’s right to live, regardless of which side of the womb it was on. It overwhelmingly passed and was signed into law.

It’s called a “trigger” bill because it will go into effect (triggered) when Roe v. Wade is overturned, which, as the leak indicates, could happen anytime. The men and women who worked so diligently to pass this bill have ensured that in Wyoming, we value life. I am asking you to reach out to your State Senator and State Representative and say, “Thank you.”

We should also note that these legislators stand on the shoulders of many who went before them, struggling to pass legislation even when no hope appeared in sight. Many of them, already passed on into eternity, may not be here to celebrate the victory, but they stood on principle and voted for what was right, despite the nay-sayers.

At the end of the day, it was you, men and women who “stand firm and take action” – who prayed, worked, voted and endured – who have been the backbone of this victory. The battle isn’t over; it has switched to a different battlefield. Roe v. Wade may be overturned, but that would mean that the decisions simply return to state legislatures across the nation. It is more imperative than ever that we elect Godly men and women to stand.

We will be releasing our candidate scorecard this summer to help you determine who will stand for life, religious freedom, and family values. Please consider supporting us with a gift of any amount as we help you stand for the next generation.

For Life,

Nathan Winters
Executive Director

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:

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.

Sincerely,

John Paulton
Vice President, State Alliances

 

 

Dear Friend,

This week, we experienced a political earthquake. The leaked decision revealed a Supreme Court intent on overturning Roe v. Wade. And the Left came unhinged.

In the process, we got two sneak peeks:

And that’s where my urgent concern arises. So far, Planned Parenthood and their allies are simply better equipped for that battle. That’s because the abortion industry is raising money like it never has before!

One Big Tech titan just poured $275 million into Planned Parenthood and their state affiliates. That’s on top of $3.4 billion in annual cashflow for nearly 200 pro-abortion groups around the country.

Abortion groups are about to go hog wild with that money for three things:

Yes, the battle is headed to the states. And for 18 years – since we started as Focus on the Family Action – the states have been our prime focus. Electing state leaders. Training state legislators. And serving an alliance of 40 state allied groups.

Critical needs are already taking shape. An allied state leader just told us that they are gearing up for a generational fight, with the abortion industry likely to file a ballot measure on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that lets states decide.

That state illustrates what’s at stake: Within six months, virtually all babies there could be protected OR abortion could be enshrined in the state constitution!

That leads me to an urgent request. Family Policy Alliance needs your financial support for the state-by-state battles ahead.

We don’t need to match every Planned Parenthood dollar. After all, we have the Truth on our side. But we must be competitive! And by joining with thousands of others – each giving something of significance – you will stand toe-to-toe with Planned Parenthood in the most critical battles, state-by-state.

The support of friends like you has helped Family Policy Alliance prepare for this moment for a long time:

If you’ve been a part of making that possible, thank you for laying the foundation.

Now, will you equip the pro-life team for winning action? Please join this effort today with your best gift to stand against the onslaught from Planned Parenthood and their pro-abortion allies!

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for. With God’s help, let’s go win!

For Life,

Craig DeRoche
President & CEO

P.S. I need you to go big today! We finally have a chance to fully protect life. Your gift, now more than ever, will go to the front lines to save little lives, state by state.

In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision that, if it were made today, would be unthinkable and even appalling. Seven of the nine Justices decided that a black slave named Dred Scott was not a person and nothing more than the property of his owner. They consequently ruled that he had no rights as a citizen and no protection under the U.S. Constitution. It took eleven years, but the Supreme Court’s decision was finally overturned in 1868 with the passage of the 13th Amendment that outlawed slavery and the 14th Amendment that granted citizenship to all those born in the United States, regardless of color.

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court made another poor decision that was even more appalling. That Court struck down state anti-abortion laws, deciding that a woman’s right to privacy gives her the right to end the life of her unborn child. In the Court’s opinion, that unborn child was not a person as defined by the U.S. Constitution and was therefore not entitled to or guaranteed even the right to life.

As in the Dred Scott case, they ruled that the unborn baby was not a person and thus was nothing more than the property of the mother. Therefore, the mother could choose along with her doctor whether the child lived or died. Someone would have to be willfully ignorant not to see the similarity between these two Supreme Court decisions.

The irony of the Court’s decision in Roe was that the year before, in 1972, the same court amended the Bald Eagle Protection Act (of 1940) and authorized fines up to $500,000 in addition to jail time for destroying an “unborn eagle” in its egg. The Supreme Court and the justices who serve on it are not infallible and have made decisions that needed to be corrected – and the Roe decision of 1973 is the most egregious and appalling of them.

Family Policy Alliance has been heavily involved in current efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade with the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case debated in the Supreme Court last month. This case is a challenge to Mississippi’s law that bans abortions after 15 weeks. Pro-life legal experts believe that there is legitimate reason to hope that the justices will return the issue of abortion to the states. That would mean that each state would then be responsible for regulating abortion and deciding the destiny of their unborn children.

Because of that very real possibility, we need to plan and work for a pro-life America as well as a pro-life Rhode Island after Roe. For more info, please visit https://familypolicyalliance.com/after-roe/

This year, I will be attending the National March for Life in our nation’s capital for the first time. Tyler Rowley has put together a 2-day bus trip to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., that is quick and affordable (January 20-21 at a cost of $125). Tyler is the founder and leader of Servants of Christ for Life, a very active Roman Catholic pro-life ministry here in Rhode Island. If you are interested in joining the group, there are still seats available. I would love to see as many as possible attend from Rhode Island. For more info, call Tyler at 401-290-7201 or email him: t3rowley@gmail.com

There is already talk of a bill to introduce taxpayer-funded abortion in Rhode Island. Please make it a matter of regular prayer that this bill will not see the light of day and that our state will once again recognize the value of every life!

For Faith and Family in RI,

David Aucoin
Chairman, Board of Directors – Rhode Island

 

P.S. Please begin to pray The Battle lines are already being drawn and we can expect to see Pro-Abortion advocates out in force

 

Bustling energy. That’s what it felt like outside the Supreme Court last week while the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case was being debated inside the chamber. Last Wednesday, this case questioned the Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Our FPA team members were joined by hundreds of other pro-lifers who feel the exact same way. We loved seeing pregnant mothers, their children, young women, fathers, and countless others being the voice for the voiceless

We were all there united in the fight for life!

Just the day before, The Federalist wrote an exclusive on our After Roe campaign. Meridian Baldacci, director of strategy for Family Policy Alliance, told The Federalist: “No matter what happens with Dobbs, we are confident of two things. Roe’s time is short, and pro-lifers across the country need to prepare for that coming reality now… But a reversal of Roe by the Supreme Court would not automatically outlaw abortion across the country, either.”

  
Craig DeRoche, CEO of
Family Policy
Alliance,
interviews Cathi Herrod,

President of Center for
Arizona Policy.

If Roe is overturned, most legal experts agree that states would decide if they are pro-life or pro-death.

At Family Policy Alliance, we are grateful to host an alliance of family policy councils in states around the country who are already on the ground fighting for life. Many of those allies were able to join us at the Supreme Court, and we streamed live interviews with our President Craig DeRoche about what would happen in those states if Roe were overturned. You can still watch those interviews here!

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe and returns the regulation of abortion back to all 50 states, what does my state look like in a post-Roe world? We have an interactive map with state-by-state information for you. Check out what your state would look like here!

Meridian Baldacci interviewed with MSNBC, doing an incredible job covering our After Roe campaign and discussing FPA’s mission. This network is not well known for its friendliness towards conservative voices, but they did interview with us. However, they never aired it. Based off of their news coverage last week, they were more interested in covering the abortion industry’s side than ours.

We were excited to see Fox News run a story covering our After Roe campaign and pro-life efforts of our allies across the movement. Read here: If Roe v. Wade is overturned, here’s what happens.

Our President Craig DeRoche said to Fox News: “Family Policy Alliance, together with family policy councils across the nation, stands ready to compete with the abortion industry — and win! — for every precious life.”While pro-lifers were waving signs like “Equality begins in the womb,” “Life is a Human Right,” and “Overturn Roe,” the abortion industry passed out these small abortion pill boxes. It was as if they were passing out candy. Inside was a QR code that leads to information falsely stating that these chemical abortion pills are “safe, effective.” The site goes on to say, “you can order pills to have on hand before you’re even pregnant,” and they’re “widely available for about $100.” Young children were walking around the Supreme Court holding onto these boxes, not knowing the serious harm these chemical abortion drugs bring to women across the country.

As aggressive as the pro-abortionists were, pro-lifers far outnumbered the abortionists at the Supreme Court last week. For example, Liberty University, a Christian college in Virginia, sent over 900 students and Concerned Women for America, a conservative pro-women organization, brought over 1,000 women. We were able to interview with people on both sides of this life debate, and it was encouraging to see such a courageous young generation standing for life.

Watch this video to hear directly from them HERE:

At the end of the day, here’s our After Roe vision: 50 pro-life states. We can’t do this without our allies and without you! It takes a village. Pictured here you’ll find President of the March for Life Jeanne Mancini and our very own FPA Vice President of Education Amanda Banks. Both of these women have fought tirelessly for life. Amanda is raising her own family while fighting for family values at FPA. She made the time to be a huge support for our team last week at the Supreme Court, and we are incredibly thankful for her.

Jeanne heads up the March for Life, which will take place Friday, January 21, 2022. Every year, thousands of young people show up and march across D.C. – standing for life! Find more information here about the March for Life if you would like to get involved.

After 49 horrific years, we are prepared for Roe’s reign of terror to end. Our FPA team members continue to show up in big ways like they did last week at the Supreme Court. We all share the same vision, the same mission, and the same strong desire to see a pro-life America.Thank you for what you’re doing in your corner of the country to promote life!

Learn more about AfterRoe here: www.AfterRoe.comCaroline Woods

For LIFE,

Caroline Woods
Family Policy Alliance

P.S. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention today’s win at the Supreme Court! The Court is allowing a groundbreaking Texas law to continuing saving lives. Learn more here.

Roe v. Wade has been a dark cloud hanging over our nation since 1973. But now, there is a case going before the Supreme Court that has the best chance of ending Roe’s reign of terror that we’ve ever seen.

The nine justices who wrongly decided Roe decades ago, largely by conjuring up a “right to abortion” in the U.S. Constitution that doesn’t exist, could never have contemplated that their decision would take the lives of 62 million Americans—and counting.

Now the entire pro-life movement holds its breath—and the abortion lobby braces itself—as the case out of Mississippi, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization goes before the Supreme Court on December 1st.

You can stand with us at the Supreme Court or virtually – keep reading for details!

About the Dobbs Case

The Dobbs case originated when the state of Mississippi overwhelmingly passed a law limiting most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Within 24 hours after Mississippi passed their law, the last abortion provider in the state, Jackson Women’s Health Organization (JWHO), sued. JWHO claimed the law was unconstitutional.

The lower federal courts that heard the case both sided with JWHO, largely based on the precedent set in Roe v. Wade.

When the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of the Dobbs case, pro-lifers across the country took that as an encouraging sign that the Court may finally reconsider its devastating decision in Roe.

The Mississippi Attorney General, Lynn Fitch, has been vigorously defending Mississippi’s pro-life law since it was passed in 2018 and will continue her defense at the Supreme Court on December 1st.

How You Can Stand with Mississippi and for LIFE

Family Policy Alliance will be joining the Mississippi Attorney General’s office and many other wonderful pro-life organizations to rally (and pray!) at the Supreme Court on December 1st. Will you consider joining us?

We’ll be there praying for Attorney General Fitch as she defends her state’s pro-life law, for the Justices as they hear the case and form their decision, and for the future of America as a pro-life nation. We’ll also be doing live interviews with pro-life leaders from your states!

We hope you’ll consider joining the pro-life movement in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Supreme Court on December 1st. The rally, hosted by the Mississippi Attorney General’s office, will begin at 8:00AM Eastern time.

If you can’t make the journey to D.C. for this big day, we hope you’ll still consider praying with us from home! We’ll send out live updates throughout the day, so be sure to watch your email and check-in live from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Whether you plan to join in person or online, let us know by RSVPing “Going” to our rally event page on Facebook! (Not on Facebook? You can still join in person or stream our live updates on December 1 – more details to come).

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING DECEMBER 1

But that’s not all that’s happening on December 1st. That day, we’ll be making a big announcement about something big you can be a part of. Any guesses? Here’s a hint.

Mark your calendar for December 1st to find out how you can be a part of the next big thing.

We’ll see you on December 1st, in person or live online!

For Life,

Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy