In case you missed it, we want to make sure you know the top two things you can do to make a difference to protect life and liberty!

First, TODAY is the last day to tell HHS to STOP using YOUR taxpayer dollars from funding Planned Parenthood! The Biden-Harris Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a proposed rule that would authorize abortion groups to receive Title X Family Planning funds. The proposal also mandates that grant recipients refer for abortions.

But you can tell HHS to STOP using YOUR taxpayer dollars from funding Planned Parenthood!

Please click the link and write a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services telling them that you do NOT want to fund Planned Parenthood!

Here are a few points you can pick and choose from in your comment:

Second, last week, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee heard S1, the so-called “For the People Act,” (better known as “The Corrupt Politicians Act”). Democrats are doing everything they can to get this bill on the Senate floor as soon as possible. Please take a minute today to urge your senators to vote NO on S1!

You can help protect the foundations of our nation by stopping this dangerous legislation! Click here to urge your senators to stand for election integrity by OPPOSING S1!

Thanks for speaking up (and spreading the word) on these critical matters!

For life and liberty,Nicole Hudgens
Nicole Hudgens Signature
Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs

 

* If a program refers a client to abortion, it is in fact a program where abortion is considered a “family planning related service,” (as acknowledged on page 19818 of the proposed rule) and thus specifically is prohibited by statute.

Your voice is needed to oppose a proposed rule from the Biden-Harris Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would authorize abortion groups to receive Title X Family Planning funds. The proposal also mandates that grant recipients refer for abortions.

Under the Trump Administration, Title X grant funding was prohibited from being used for abortion referrals, protecting taxpayers from funding the abortion industry. This proposed rule will overturn these taxpayer protections if finalized.

Taxpayer dollars should never be used to promote the killing of innocent life – yet that’s exactly what the Biden Administration is planning to do through this rule.

The Administration will use this rule to boost Planned Parenthood’s bottom line with taxpayer dollars. A footnote in the rule even states that funding Planned Parenthood through Title X would result in cost savings – not for the taxpayer – but for Planned Parenthood.

The proposed rule would also force Title X recipients to provide abortion referrals – proving just how committed this Administration is to its pro-abortion agenda.

Not only is the Administration determined to fund an abortion giant, but they want everyone else to get on board with the abortion agenda as well.

But you can tell HHS to STOP using YOUR taxpayer dollars from funding Planned Parenthood!

Please click the link and write a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services telling them that you do NOT want to fund Planned Parenthood!

Here are a few points you can pick and choose from in your comment:

The comment period for this rule ends on May 17. Your comment can help make a difference by pushing back against this radical abortion agenda. Please be sure to share this information so the Department of Health and Human Services hears from as many people as possible!

Write Comment to HHS

For life,

Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs

 

*If a program refers a client to abortion, it is in fact a program where abortion is considered a “family planning related service,” (as acknowledged on page 19818 of the proposed rule) and thus specifically is prohibited by statute.

 

Governor Burgum has signed SB2030! He line-item vetoed one penalty clause, but it still accomplishes what we all wanted: public university campuses either have to follow the pro-life provisions or lose the challenge grants.

A big thank you goes out to Governor Burgum for signing this incredibly important bill into law, and thank you to all of you for your emails, phone calls, and other input you provided to the Governor’s office on this bill!

Please don’t forget to thank the Governor personally, using this link. He needs to know how much we appreciate his courage on a bill that was hard-fought by both sides. It is truly a blessed day in North Dakota.

For life,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

 

PS. If you want to help us continue to move forward with pro-life and pro-family victories in the future, please consider a generous donation in support of Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota today.

We need your help. SB2030, the bill that prohibits public universities from partnering with entities involved with abortion, will be voted on Monday in the Senate. The bill has been in conference committee and the committee finally accepted the House’s amendments, which left in the abortion restriction.

University officials, Planned Parenthood, and abortion advocates are working to stop this bill, claiming it interferes with academic freedom. As reported in the Forum, Florin Salajan, NDSU Faculty Senate president said lawmakers “want to direct and dictate what research would be acceptable to them because of their political or moral or ethical convictions, and they shouldn’t.” In other words, NDSU does not want to be subjected to the morals or ethics of North Dakota citizens, as represented by our Legislature. This is just not acceptable, taking taxpayer money and not being accountable.

So, how can you help? Please email Senators to accept the conference committee’s report and vote “Yes” on SB2030.

You can easily do that through our message center by clicking here.

Thank you so much for making your voice heard on this life-and-death vote!

For life,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

Friends,

One of our victories in the legislative session last year was successfully blocking a Planned Parenthood-supported contraceptive and abortifacient mandate.

Guess what? State Sen. Melissa Wintrow (D-Boise) just introduced the bill again. Abortion advocates are nothing if not persistent.

Senate Bill 1050 requires health insurance companies to cover a twelve-month supply of “contraceptives” — including abortifacients like “Plan B” and “Ella” that end a pregnancy after conception by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting and receiving the nutrition it needs to survive!

Many employers and employees have religious objections to spending their health care dollars on drugs that end the life of a preborn child after conception.

Consider the stories of Hobby Lobby (an arts and crafts retail company owned by an evangelical family) and the Little Sisters of the Poor (a Catholic religious order of nuns). Both morally objected to a similar contraceptive mandate imposed by Obamacare. They spent years in court fighting for an exemption to the mandate so they would no longer have to violate their religious beliefs!

We need your help to defeat this bill again. Send a message to the state senators on the Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee asking them to vote against this anti-life and anti-religious freedom legislation!

It only takes one minute of your time, so please use our Action Center to send your message to key senators right now!

Standing for life and religious freedom,

Blaine Conzatti
Executive Director

Dear Pastor,

As you are aware, the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act is the most radical and dangerous abortion bill ever to be introduced in our state – or possibly any state. For this reason, we launched JerseyVotesNo.com to inform everyone on the real threats this bill would have on the health of women, the safety of minors, the rights of parents, and the consequences pro-life medical workers will face.

We are working together with a coalition of pro-life groups in our state to protect babies in the womb. Our efforts have proven successful. This bill is a priority for Governor Murphy and his wife Tammy, yet the bill has stagnated and still awaits a committee hearing. To counter these efforts, Planned Parenthood and a large coalition of pro-abortion groups are requesting clergy sign a letter of support for abortion up to birth to remain legal forever in our state by passing the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act! You can find their letter here.

Now, I look to you to communicate with the legislature the heart of God. I need you to add your name to a letter that opposes the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act. It is imperative that legislators know the real position of pastors in New Jersey regarding unrestricted taxpayer-funded, late-term abortions. If they don’t hear from you, they will only be hearing from other members of the clergy giving their moral stamp of approval to end the lives of babies in the womb.

Sign this letter today through our online form and share this email with your network of like-minded pastors. If you can sign on behalf of your church, please include the church name. If not, you can add your support by only signing your individual name and town.

Thank you for spreading the word!

Sincerely,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

Friends,

One of the Trump administration’s top priorities was defunding abortion providers. Although the president redirected federal family planning money away from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, he was unable to exclude the abortion industry from receiving federal funds entirely, in part because of inadequate support in Congress.

With an incoming Biden administration, it is time to turn our focus on this issue to local politics. We need you to tell your state lawmakers that abortion providers should never receive Idaho taxpayer dollars.

We don’t want our state or local government sending our hard-earned money to abortion providers—and we certainly don’t want abortionists providing services in our public schools and universities. Please sign our petition today to make your voice heard!

Standing with you for life,

Blaine Conzatti
Director of Advocacy

This past Tuesday, Governor Murphy gave his State of the State address. Once again, he referenced his strong commitment to passing the most unsafe and radical abortion bill ever proposed in our state – or possibly anywhere.

“After years of willful neglect, we are funding women’s health care and family-planning services [Planned Parenthood] — and, no matter what happens in Washington, we are working to protect a woman’s full reproductive rights as a matter of state law [New Jersey License to Kill Act].”
Governor Phil Murphy, State of the State address, Jan 12, 2021, brackets added for clarity.

The New Jersey License to Kill Act (so-called Reproductive Freedom Act) rejects the pro-life beliefs of voters, to instead satisfy and subsidize the Big Abortion Industry. Did you know that this bill would codify into law that certified midwives and nurses can perform suction and surgical abortions? Why? Because the Big Abortion Industry can pay them less money than a licensed physician.  Planned Parenthood and politicians are jeopardizing women’s health by putting profits above people. It’s shameful, unethical, and it must stop!

Yet, Murphy’s administration is so committed to this agenda that he won’t wait for the law to be passed to implement these dangerous ideas! He has instructed the Board of Medical Examiners to change the rules regarding abortion care to allow non-physicians to perform abortions. This bureaucratic department is currently taking comments from the public regarding this rule change.

In response, I am excited to share with you that we have a webpage dedicated to opposing this abortion up-to-birth bill! You can go to www.JerseyVotesNo.com to learn more about this dangerous bill – including its sponsors and how you can contact them. Also on the webpage, you’ll find news stories, videos, and a resource you can share with others.

Additionally, billboards featuring the website are being erected near the offices of key senate sponsors across the state, including one (pictured above) at the entrance to Trenton, only 2 miles from the statehouse.

Wondering how you can speak up? Here are two ways to help:

  1. Text or email JerseyVotesNo.com to your friends today!
  2. Join us in speaking up like lives depend on it! Please join us for:

The New Jersey Rally for Life
(led by New Jersey Right to Life)

Friday, Jan 22 at 11 AM
Statehouse Annex, 145 West State Street, Trenton, NJ

Join thousands of New Jerseyeans speaking up for babies in the womb.
Click here for detailed information.

New Jersey Walk for Life led by Rev. Clenard Childress of Blackgenocide.org will immediately follow the Rally for Life.

I hope to see you Friday, Jan 22 in Trenton!

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

 

Are the kids in your life back to school, or headed there soon? Whether they’re returning in-person or online, you may find yourself concerned about the kind of material your children or grandchildren are exposed to in the classroom. Students as young as kindergarten face increasingly sexualized content and may encounter material opposed to your fundamental beliefs – and that’s just in the classroom.

Thankfully, parents don’t have to feel powerless in the face of the January back-to-school season. Our new easy-to-read guide, Back to School – for Parents, explains what you need to know about potential areas for concern in your child’s school, and helps you understand what you can do to protect your child.

In the article below, a version of which appeared in The Daily Signal, our Policy Manager and attorney Stephanie Curry shares more about the FREE guide, available for download at our website. Check it out today!

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist



How to Stop Schools from Parenting Your Children
By Stephanie Curry

I’m tired of schools trying to play the role of surrogate parents.

Like too many parents across our nation, I’ve become increasingly concerned about the radical social and political ideas that are being forced upon our children in public schools.

While I’m raising my children with biblically based morals and values at home, schools are undermining and refuting those same lessons in the classroom. They’re striving to replace my role as parent, and that isn’t right.

Parents don’t just have a vague and general prerogative to parent their children. Parenting is a fundamental right. It is a foundational cornerstone of a civilized society and a right that is clearly defined and recognized by our constitutional law.

This fundamental right to parent includes the right for us to decide what kind of educational, moral, and religious upbringing our children will have, without unreasonable government interference.

Unfortunately, it seems this ancient right is lost on our modern-day school systems, which work overtime to teach our children a radical moral code of sexual identity—one that violates the beliefs of countless families.

We don’t send our children to public school so they can be forced to consider the morality of sexual lifestyle choices.

We don’t expect our first graders to be prompted to speculate about whether their biological sex is a question that has multiple answers.

We don’t expect teachers to lecture our children about the moral consequences of voting for one candidate over another or to tell our children (illegally) that they can’t pray at lunchtime.

And we certainly don’t send our children to school to be offered free irreversible medical treatments like abortions or encouraged to consider cross-sex hormones without our knowledge or consent.

Once the rare anecdote, these unexpected scenarios are now overflowing across the nation. There is an alarming trend that concerned parents need to know about. What exactly is happening in our schools, and what can parents do to protect their children?

At Family Policy Alliance®, we have released a new book, “Back to School—for Parents,” which takes parents on a journey through each part of the school system where student and parental rights violations are trending.

The guide explains the legal rights you and your child have in the classroom, school bathrooms, sports teams, the nurse’s office, and more.

For example, in the classroom, you have the federal right to view your child’s lesson plans, observe class, and review curriculum. You also have the constitutional right to opt your child out of classroom content that violates your religious and moral beliefs.

In the nurse’s office, you have the right to limit the type of medical treatment your child receives in school, such as declining all “abortion-related” materials.

You have the right to testify at local school board meetings regarding concerns you have.

“Back to School—for Parents” gives you specific suggestions you can carry out today to maintain your rights to parent and define morality for your child even when you send them to school.

“Back to School—for Parents” lays out precisely what you need to know to face the unexpected. So, if your child is silenced in class for their faith, or you encounter radical sexual rights-based education, or you discover what can only be described as pornography on your school’s research database, you’ll be empowered to know exactly what to do to ensure your child is protected.

In addition, co-publisher Focus on the Family has provided guidance for each topic on how to talk to your child about difficult issues with a compassionate, honest, and forthright perspective. The book walks you through conversations with your child on difficult topics, like sexuality, identity, pornography, and more.

With this guide, you no longer have to wonder how you can possibly protect your child’s moral, ethical, and religious beliefs at school—a place where some of the biggest controversial issues of this generation are argued.

We believe parents—not the government—are best at parenting. “Back to School—for Parents” will help provide much-needed support families are seeking so they can do what they do best—parent their child.

The guide is free for download at Family Policy Alliance’s website. Check it out and share it with friends and family today.

 

Earlier this week, we let you know about our brand-new, FREE book for parents: Back to School—for ParentsThis book, which Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director for American College of Pediatricians, called “the most important book a parent will ever read,” is designed to help you understand what’s happening in your child’s school – and do something about it. Each chapter of the book addresses a particular area of the school – the classroom, counselor’s office, school devices, etc.

Wondering what it’s like? Today we’re pleased to offer an abridged excerpt from the “Classroom” chapter. To read more, download your copy of the guide today and share it with friends!

Protecting Your Child in the Classroom
COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION

Parent/Community Voices
Parents and concerned citizens in Washington state were upset when legislators passed a “Comprehensive Sex Education” (CSE) bill – and started finding out what was in some approved CSE curriculums. One mother said, “I began reading all these lessons for children as young as five that talked about sexual intercourse, how their private organs worked, and even introduced pornography to really young children.” The parents note that activist groups like Planned Parenthood are behind the push to require all schools to teach sexual education.

What’s Happening With Comprehensive Sex Education. . . 
Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) is a radical “rights-based” sexuality curriculum that is being taught in many public schools, replacing the facts-based sex education of the past. Basic sex education previously promoted abstinence with a focus on biology, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/I) prevention. Today,  well-funded activist non-government organizations, like Planned Parenthood, the Sexuality and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS is a private, activist organization), and Advocates for Youth, are forcing an extremist social and political ideology into our children’s classrooms under the “comprehensive sex education” banner.

It may be a surprise for many parents to learn Planned Parenthood is actually one of the largest writers and distributors of sex education curriculum in the world—a curriculum framework that teaches every child, of any age, has sexual rights, including the right to experience sexual pleasure, no matter what, as long as there is “consent.”

For example, Planned Parenthood materials (that are in many classrooms across the United States) teach:

Sex is always a good decision . . .

. . . no matter what age the child, no matter how risky the sex. . .

. . .no matter how drunk or high the child. . .


. . . And especially without parental involvement!

Be Aware!
How do I recognize Comprehensive Sex Ed in the Classroom?
Not all CSE curriculums will go by this name.  Here are specific examples of content red flags that your school may be teaching radical comprehensive sex education.

CSE Often:
  Sex Education Words We DON’T Like (Red Flagged Words):
  • Teaches Abortion
  • Teaches Contraception & Potentially Promotes Abortifacients
  • Teaches LGBT Sexual Experiences
  • Prohibits Teaching/Stressing Conventional Ideas of Sex,
    Abstinence & Gender Identity
  • Prohibits Stressing Abstinence
  • Requires Sex Ed for Elementary Students

Explanation and examples in the full book!

 
  • “Age-Appropriate”
  • “Consent Education”
  • “Comprehensive”
  • “Culturally Appropriate,” “Culturally Sensitive, or “Inclusive”
  • “Medically Accurate” or “Scientifically Accurate” 
  • “Safe and Healthy Relationships”

Download the full book to learn why these words are red flags and to get a list of common CSE curriculum to watch for.

Know Your Rights! 

 ALSO INCLUDED in the full guide: MORE ways to protect your child, plus resources and tips for talking with your child about sex and related issues!

Want to get the details on what you need to know and what you can do about it? Download our FREE guide today, and be sure to share with friends!

Sincerely,

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist