Just look at all we’ve accomplished together this year! Among our many achievements is Simon’s Law, which passed the legislature this year. This important law makes sure that doctors consult with a child’s parents before withdrawing life-sustaining care, nutrition, and hydration from the child.
Without Family Policy Alliance of Idaho, parents in our state wouldn’t have this important legal protection to be involved in life and death decisions for their sick or disabled children.
But here’s the thing: I need your help.
We are on target to reach our fundraising goal for this year—but we need your help to make this happen. We need to raise $12,000 by September 31st. Can we rely on you to make this important investment and make the future of Idaho brighter for families?
If you have not yet given this year, or if you have and would like to further help us reach this modest goal, I invite you to do so by becoming a monthly Ministry Partner or by making a one-time gift of $100, $250, or $500.
Together – with your prayers and financial support – we will make Idaho a place where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished.
Standing with you,
Director of Advocacy
Wow! The 2020 Idaho Legislative Session has officially concluded—and what a successful session it was!
The laws passed this year should provide families with hope for the future of Idaho. Family Policy Alliance of Idaho has been on the front lines—equipping legislators and mobilizing voters—to make sure Idaho will continue to be a place where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished.
Here are the victories we achieved this year:
1. Simon’s Law (HB578): Signed by Gov. Little
Until now, Idaho doctors were legally allowed to withdraw life-sustaining care from a child without consulting the parents. Simon’s Law closes this loophole, making sure parents are notified and have the right to transfer medical care of their child to another provider.
Sponsors: Rep. John Vander Woude (R-Nampa) and Sen. Lori Den Hartog (R-Meridian)
2. Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (HB500): Signed by Governor Little
This first-in-the-nation law will help save girls’ sports and preserve athletic opportunities for our daughters. As more biological men start competing in women’s sports, female athletes are being displaced and losing out on the victories they’ve worked hard to achieve. The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act limits participation in girls’ high school and college sports to biological girls, making clear that women’s sports are for women only.
Read my article explaining more about this groundbreaking law at The Resurgent.
Sponsors: Rep. Barbara Ehardt (R-Idaho Falls) and Sen. Mary Souza (R-Coeur d’Alene)
3. Idaho Vital Statistics Act (HB509): Signed by Governor Little
The Idaho Vital Statistics Act restores factual accuracy to state records by preventing people from changing the “sex” marker on their birth certificates.
Without accurate birth certificates, law enforcement officials have a harder time identifying suspects and victims, and public health officials can’t compile accurate statistics. Furthermore, just imagine the mess that occurs in the criminal justice system and in women’s domestic violence shelters when it becomes impossible to quickly and conclusively determine a person’s biological sex.
Sponsors: Rep. Julianne Young (R-Blackfoot) and Senator Steve Vick (R-Dalton Gardens)
4. “Choose Life” License Plate (SB1249): Signed by Governor Little
This law creates a new “Choose Life” specialty license plate that will be available at Idaho DMVs starting January 2021. Proceeds from the sale of these license plates will be distributed to pro-life pregnancy resource centers offering compassionate care and support to women facing unexpected pregnancies.
Sponsors: Sen. Regina Bayer (R-Meridian) and Rep. Brent Crane (R-Nampa)
5. Abortifacient Mandate (SB1275): Defeated in Senate
Sometimes victory is found not only the good bills you pass, but in the bad bills that you defeat. This legislation, which was written and supported by Planned Parenthood, would have required that insurance companies cover a six-month supply of contraception—including abortifacients like “Plan B” and “Ella.” These abortifacient drugs end a pregnancy after conception by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting and receiving the nutrition it needs to survive.
Sponsor: Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb (D-Boise)
I am so grateful for YOUR support that enabled these successes. You have been a shining example of what we at Family Policy Alliance call “biblical citizenship.” Hundreds of you sent emails and made phone calls to your legislators and the governor, and many more prayed for our efforts and supported us financially. We couldn’t have done it without YOU!
Would you consider a gift to Family Policy Alliance of Idaho? It takes financial resources to achieve these wins. Whether it’s a $25 or $150 gift, we would love to partner with you to keep pushing for pro-family policies in our beloved state. With your help, we know Idaho’s best days are ahead of us.
Standing boldly for Idaho families,
Director of Advocacy
Governor Little’s announcement last night of the first confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) case in Ada County has made members of the legislature pretty jittery. They understandably want to finish up legislative business and get back home as soon as possible—possibly as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday.
Unfortunately, three important pro-family bills are in the final stage of the legislative process, awaiting a vote in the Senate after having passed the House with overwhelming support:
- H578 (Simon’s Law): Prevents doctors from withdrawing a child’s life-sustaining treatment or putting secret “do not resuscitate” orders in a child’s file without parental notification
- H500 (Fairness in Women’s Sports Act): Protects girls’ sports by requiring that children play in the sports of their biological sex
- H509 (Vital Statistics Act): Defends the sanctity of state vital records by prohibiting changes to birth certificate information, including biological sex, place and time of birth, and length and weight of baby
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO: Send a message to Senate leadership, asking them to hold a vote on these three bills before they adjourn for the year. It only takes a minute of your time when you use our Action Center—but your messages could have a big impact on whether these bills come up for a vote on the Senate floor this year.
Standing with you,
Director of Advocacy
P.S. President Trump has declared Sunday, March 15th, a National Day of Prayer amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “We are a country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these,” the president said yesterday.
Will you join with us in praying for providential protection of our families, our neighbors, our state, and our nation?
I have good news for you: Simon’s Law (now House Bill 578) was passed by the Idaho House of Representatives last week with a 63 to 5 vote. But we need your help to get Simon’s Law passed in the Senate. Act now!
Idaho law currently allows doctors to withdraw life-sustaining treatment, including nutrition and hydration, from a minor child without notifying or obtaining consent from parents.
Simon’s Law would close this loophole, ensuring that parents’ rights are protected during these critical times. No parent should have to worry that decisions about their child’s healthcare could be taken out of their hands.
Through working on this legislation, I have gotten to know Sandi Enzminger of Eagle, Idaho. She has showed up to every committee hearing, bringing her delightful family in tow. Her youngest daughter, Tabitha Grace, is always the star of the show—and for good reason.
Little Tabitha was born October 28, 2018. Shortly thereafter, her parents received a postnatal Trisomy 18 diagnosis.
They were stunned to hear the doctor explain that Tabitha, despite being stable, wouldn’t live a month. The potential benefits of the heart surgery she needed weren’t worth the risks, the doctor said. Adam and Sandi were told to take Tabitha home on comfort care and allow the disability and its associated health difficulties take their course.
Thankfully, Adam and Sandi fought for their daughter. They were able to take her to a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, for heart surgery she couldn’t live without. Now Tabitha is a healthy and developing sixteen-month-old.
Here is what Sandi says about the importance of Simon’s Law to her family:
“Shortly after Tabitha was born, we were informed that she likely had Trisomy 18. We understood then that her disabilities would be so severe that it was advisable to ‘let her die’ of ‘natural’ causes. Then, when we pursued heart repair surgery, we were told it was futile and would have little to no effect on the length or quality of her life.
“Today, her heart and lungs are functioning normally without assistance. Her hearing is enhanced by hearing aids, and she has the energy to progress in developmental milestones.
“Although this journey has not been easy, time with Tabitha has been worth it. We strongly support Simon’s Law because we felt coerced into making life-ending decisions. We believe that it is only a matter of time before medical discrimination leads to secret ‘DNRs’ for minor children here in Idaho.”
When I asked Sandi why she fought so hard for her daughter, Sandi responded, “We value life, and we trusted God to be bigger than any diagnosis.” Needless to say, it has been a blessing to have Sandi, Tabitha, and their family join us for committee hearings in support of Simon’s Law.
Parents should hold the ultimate medical decision-making authority for their children. Before a doctor begins withdrawing life-sustaining treatment, parent should be notified and given the opportunity to transfer their child to another medical provider, just like Sandi Enzminger was able to do for Tabitha.
Act now to ask your state senator to support Simon’s Law. We need your help to get this important legislation passed. Use our Action Center to send your senator a message—it only takes a few seconds, and you can make a big impact!
Standing for life and parental rights,
Director of Advocacy
Simon Dominic Crosier was born almost ten years ago. Although he lived only a short three months, his story is inspiring lawmakers around the country to pass legislation protecting the rights of parents to make medical decisions for their children—and Idaho may be the next state to pass one of these “Simon’s Laws” named in his honor.
It wasn’t long after Simon’s birth and postnatal Trisomy 18 diagnosis that his parents, Scott and Sheryl Crosier, began noticing that their son wasn’t receiving the same medical care as other children without the chromosomal disorder were getting. Simon had been born with a heart defect (which is common among Trisomy 18 children) and would need constant care from his hospital medical team until he became strong enough to undergo heart surgery.
Like most newborns, Simon loved snuggling into his parents’ chests. He would get especially excited when his older brothers came to visit him in the hospital or when music was played for him.
Yet when the dreaded day came that his oxygen levels began dropping, Scott and Sheryl were surprised the doctors and nurses didn’t do more to save their child. It was only after his death that it became clear the doctors had placed a do not resuscitate order in his file and had been withholding nutrition from him, all without notifying his parents.
After hearing Simon’s story, Rep. John Vander Woude (R-Nampa) introduced House Bill 519, legislation meant to make sure what happened to the Crosier family will never happen to a family in the Gem State.
The Idaho Simon’s Law would protect parental rights during critical times when parents need to be focused on their child—not worrying about whether their child’s healthcare could be taken out of their hands. This would be accomplished through:
- Requiring parental notification before a doctor implements do not resuscitate orders or withholds life-sustaining treatment, nutrition, or hydration;
- Granting parents a 48-hour period to decide whether they want to transfer care for their child to another facility or provider;
- Allowing the family 15 days to make that transfer, during which time the “DNR” order cannot be placed in the child’s file and other treatment cannot be withdrawn.
We believe that children are intimately known and lovingly protected by their parents. It is well-established in Idaho law that parents have the fundamental right to direct the care, upbringing, and education of their children—and Simon’s Law would build on that foundation.
WE NEED YOUR HELP: Use our Action Center to send an email to legislators sitting on the House Health and Welfare Committee, asking them to support Simon’s Law. And please send this email to your friends and family so they can exercise their biblical citizenship, too.
Standing for life,
Director of Advocacy
The 2020 legislative session is off to a roaring start. The first substantial task for the legislature involves reauthorizing every administrative rule that expired at the end of the last legislative session when the legislature failed to agree on a reauthorization process for all existing rules.
This process is now ending. This week, legislators will begin shifting their attention from reviewing administrative rules to introducing and debating legislation. Here are three legislative bills we have our eyes on:
- Simon’s Law
One of the top priorities of Family Policy Alliance of Idaho® this year is to secure passage of Simon’s Law. Named after Simon Crosier, a baby boy born in 2010 with Trisomy 18, this legislation would ensure the right of parents to be involved in the medical decision-making process for their children.
Click here to learn more about Simon and efforts in Idaho and the U.S. Congress to protect every parent’s ultimate decision-making authority over their child’s medical care.
- Fairness in Sports Act
Sponsored by Rep. Barbara Ehardt (R-Idaho Falls), the Fairness in Sports Act would save girls sports. Rep. Ehardt knows sports—she spent 15 years as a NCAA Division I women’s basketball coach.
Currently, Idaho boys can play in girls’ sports after undergoing hormone treatment for one year. But the size, strength, bone structure, lung volume, and heart supply of most males far outpace the most elite female athletes, even after receiving hormone therapy. For this reason, the Fairness in Sports Act would bar biological boys from competing in girls high school sports.
Allowing boys to participate in girls’ sports deprives our girls of opportunities for victories, scholarships, and slots on teams. Biological boys are already beginning to win girls athletic championships in many states—making it even more important that girls sports are protected here in Idaho.
- Add the Words
Senator Maryanne Jordan (D-Boise) has yet again introduced “Add the Words.” This legislation would obliterate religious freedom by adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes under the Idaho Human Rights Act.
This is the sixth year in a row that this legislation has been introduced in the legislature. Even though every Democratic representative and senator is signing on as a cosponsor, we don’t anticipate this effort to go anywhere this year.
We are also keeping an eye on any “compromises” that may attempt to split the middle when it comes to constitutionally protected religious liberty and so-called LGBT “rights.”
We will keep you updated on these and other bills as the current legislative session shifts into high gear! In the meantime, please join us in prayer for our legislators.
Standing for you and your family,
Director of Advocacy
The legislative session has begun, and we’ll be updating you throughout the 40 legislative days on the “goings on” under the Gold Dome. To help you cut through all the noise, here are six things to know:
- Lots of $$$ talk – This will be a session that will excite the accountants as Georgia wrestles with questions of spending and revenue. We appreciate the leadership of Governor Kemp to put Georgia in a strong fiscal position by cutting spending, but we fully anticipate significant dialogue on how the budget should look moving forward. That leads us to…
- Casinos are a major threat – In an effort to avoid cuts and instead increase revenue, some are looking to embrace fraudulent math and an otherwise horrible idea: bringing casinos to Georgia. Such a move would cost the state far more than it brought in, hinder our ability to recruit business, and, even worse, provide a magnet for the evil of human trafficking and other community-destroying activity. We will work to empower legislators to oppose this reckless idea.
- Key legislation in position to move – Over the last few years, we’ve been keeping you updated on the “Tebow Bill,” SB 163 – which provides access for homeschool students to participate in extracurricular activities at their local public school – as well as “Simon’s Law,” SB 104 – which closes a loophole in Georgia code and would require doctors to get parental consent before placing a DNR on a minor child. Both have passed the Senate and now just need final passage in the House to reach the Governor’s desk. Expect action alerts in the coming days on this important legislation.
- Protecting children will be at the forefront – We look forward to supporting the Governor’s agenda for foster care and adoption reform, and we are excited by the number of bills aimed at protecting children – including legislation that would protect the vulnerable from gender reassignment surgeries and also athletes in single gender sports from being forced to compete with those who do not share their biological gender.
- Brian Kemp keeps his promises – It’s been incredible to see the profound culture change Governor Kemp has brought to the Gold Dome, and he has proven to be a strong ally for families. We achieved incredible success in 2019, and I expect even more wins in 2020. However, it’s important to understand that he alone cannot make his agenda happen overnight. Some of the issues we engage in will take time, but we are committed to seven more years with him at the helm, and I trust that he will keep every promise he’s made. We also need to send him reinforcements which leads us to…
- Everyone is watching what will happen in November – While I don’t think legislators are “punting” on this session, I do believe there is eagerness to see if the faith community will truly stand with those who have stood with us come election time. It’s why this election cycle could not be more important as we reward those who have done right and oppose those who have placed a radical liberal agenda ahead of protecting Georgians. It’s why we are building an unprecedented election effort, and we hope you’ll support this push push with a generous gift today.
As you can see this is another big year for our ministry and a year that could decide the direction of Georgia for generations to come. I’m grateful to have you standing with us, and I look forward to keeping you updated.
In His Service,
President and Executive Director
Nearly ten years ago, a little boy named Simon Dominic Crosier was born. He had two adoring older brothers and overjoyed parents, but despite the love and care of his family, his immediate future was uncertain. Within three days of birth, a genetic test confirmed what Simon’s parents, Scott and Sheryl, had been fearing throughout their pregnancy. Simon was diagnosed with full Trisomy 18, also called Edwards Syndrome.
Although Trisomy 18 is often described within the medical community as “incompatible with life,” nearly 10 percent of children born with the chromosomal abnormality live longer than 12 months. Some live years, like former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Rick Santorum’s daughter, Bella, who turns 12 this year. Some even make it to their twenties and thirties, and although they experience significant developmental delays, they live meaningful lives full of love and joy.
Simon soon began interacting with his family and his environment. He eventually graduated from taking breastmilk through a syringe to feeding from a bottle and even occasionally breastfeeding from his mom. And one thing obvious to everyone was that Simon loved the skin-on-skin time he would get with his parents while resting on their bare chests in his hospital room.
Like many babies diagnosed with Trisomy 18, Simon was born with serious heart defects. His parents decided to postpone heart surgery until after Simon gained enough strength to survive the procedure and recovery. But his heart soon started failing.
As Simon’s health declined, his parents grew increasingly concerned that he wasn’t receiving the same care as any other baby without Trisomy 18 might receive. “Each day we learned painfully that major medical interventions are routinely withheld from children like Simon,” Sheryl later reflected. “How would the statistics change if these children were treated aggressively?”
Simon breathed his last breath in his daddy’s arms just a few days shy of his three-month birthday. As the life of this little boy ended, his parents were shocked that the medical team didn’t seem to comprehensively monitor and care for Simon.
But Scott and Sheryl weren’t prepared for what they would find in the days after their child’s death. Unbeknownst to his family, Simon’s medical staff had placed a “Do Not Resuscitate” order (DNR) in his medical file.
His parents were outraged. “Care was withheld and a DNR order was placed in our son’s chart, without our knowledge or consent as Simon’s parents,” Sheryl recalled afterwards. “Ultimately, our wishes were ignored and most likely, Simon’s death was expedited.”
In the years since her son’s passing, Sheryl wrote a book, I Am Not a Syndrome: My Name is Simon, to share Simon’s story in hopes of raising awareness about the immeasurable value of children with Trisomy 18 and the unique challenges they face. She’s also waded into the policy world, turning her heartbreaking experience into advocacy for legislation known as “Simon’s Law.”
Simon’s Law requires doctors to obtain parental consent before withdrawing life-sustaining treatment or placing a “Do Not Resuscitate” order in a child’s medical record. It therefore ensures that parents’ rights are protected during critical times when they need to be focused on their child—not worrying about whether their child’s healthcare could be taken out of their hands.
Kansas, South Dakota, Arizona, and Missouri have all enacted Simon’s Laws in recent years. More progress will likely be made this year, as legislators in Idaho, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan have already or will soon introduce Simon’s Law legislation.
Family Policy Alliance® is committed to the principle that children are intimately known and lovingly protected by their parents. That’s why parents must have ultimate decision-making authority over their child’s medical care.
For this reason, Family Policy Alliance worked with allies to pass Simon’s Law in Kansas, and we are now leading the charge for Simon’s Law in Idaho. But our support for parental rights in medical decision-making goes beyond supporting state-level Simon’s Laws. On the federal level, Family Policy Alliance had the opportunity to provide support to U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) last year while he crafted the Parental Accessibility Rights for Emergency and Negligent Treatment (PARENT) Act.
Introduced in December, the PARENT Act (S. 3138) would require hospitals receiving federal funds to inform parents of their end-of-life policies regarding minors upon request. If enacted, the law would help prevent parents like the Crosiers from being blindsided by hospitals removing life-sustaining treatment from their child without parental notice or consent.
Children are a gift from God to parents, and He has given parents the right and the duty to make medical decisions for their children, especially in times of crisis. Simon’s Law and the PARENT Act safeguard this important right, and both represent an important step toward a nation where God is honored and life is cherished.
Since it is vital that parents aren’t shut out of life-and-death medical decisions when it comes to their children, we are asking you to do two things:
- Use our Action Center to ask your two U.S. senators to cosponsor and support the PARENT Act (S. 3138) and other federal legislation protecting the rights of parents to make medical decisions for their children. We’ve made it easy for you—and it only takes a minute.
- Pray for the passage of Simon’s Laws in Idaho, Georgia, and many other states considering the legislation this year. God hears our prayers!
Standing for families,
Director of Advocacy
Family Policy Alliance of Idaho
The 2019 legislative session has concluded, and, if there’s a primary takeaway, it’s this: Brian Kemp and Geoff Duncan are doing exactly what they said they would do.
In a world where politicians have a fuzzy relationship with the truth, campaign one way and govern another, and give a wink and a nod to one group while reaching a handshake agreement with an opposing one, our state is governed by two leaders who buck the trend. Brian Kemp and Geoff Duncan exude integrity, and the 2019 legislative session yielded results and efforts precisely in line with their platforms. How awesome this is!
While I won’t comment on policies outside of our issue area, I will say that the big accomplishments of Year 1 of the Kemp Administration came because he is a genuine promise-keeper, a devoted conservative, a leader who puts Georgians first, and an executive who has surrounded himself with a talented and hard-working team.
Now, onto the biggest win: The Heartbeat Bill. This bill reflects our shared commitment for a Georgia that cherishes life. It establishes the “Personhood” of the unborn and affirms that reality in our tax code, in child support, in how we count people, and in the protection of human life.
We look forward to Governor Kemp signing this bill in the coming weeks, but we know the work is not done. Alyssa Milano was at the Capitol yesterday, and the Left is doing everything they can to drive the phony narrative that the Heartbeat Bill is bad for the film industry and for the business community as a whole. Planned Parenthood and other radical pro-abortion groups are vowing to come after anyone who voted for this life-saving legislation.
That’s where the opportunity comes in. We now have a major opportunity talk about the sad realities of abortion, the truth about life, and achieve a real cultural shift. Moreover, we have an opportunity to support and bolster those leaders who did the right thing and stood for life – while also holding opponents accountable for their radical vote that unborn babies with beating hearts aren’t worth protecting. In the coming days, I will be reaching out to you about the big goals we have to grow so that we can best make an impact on our political landscape.
Overall, this was a great session. Our Tebow Bill (SB 163) will be studied over the summer, and, after passing the Senate this year, starts in a great place for final passage in 2020. Simon’s Law (SB 104) did not make it to the House Floor in time, but it too should become law next year. Our efforts on religious freedom also shaped the dialogue ahead of 2020 and should gain traction in that session.
We would like to thank you for the thousands of calls and emails you partnered with us to send, for your prayers, and your support. We would like to thank Governor Kemp and Lt. Governor Duncan for their awesome leadership and to their staffs for their tireless efforts. We also want to express our appreciation for the lead sponsors of our supported legislation: Rep. Wes Cantrell, Rep. Kasey Carpenter, Sen. Greg Dolezal, Rep. David Clark, Sen. Marty Harbin, Sen. Chuck Payne, Rep. Ed Setzler, Sen. Bruce Thompson, and Sen. Renee Unterman.
Please stay tuned for more information about our efforts and plans. I will be sharing some of our goals next week, and I ask that you be in prayer about partnering with us to further the cause of life and freedom in Georgia.
President and Executive Director
By Stephanie Curry, Esq., policy manager for Family Policy Alliance
Alfie Evans is only 23 months old, but he has been on life support in a UK hospital for nearly half of his young life because of a degenerative brain disease. The doctors at the UK hospital determined baby Alfie is in a vegetative state and that it is in his “best interests” to have his life support removed.
Katie and Tom are fighting desperately for their child’s life in the UK Court system to stop the hospital from removing Alfie’s life support. Alfie’s parents have lost appeal after appeal to prohibit the hospital from making a choice that should only belong to the parents. Sadly, the UK Court of Appeals agreed that keeping Alfie alive was “inhumane”. The UK Supreme Court ruled that Alfie’s life support would be “futile.” And, ironically, even the European Court of Human Rights sees nothing wrong with these decisions and rejected Alfie’s case.
This case may remind you of baby Charlie Gard, whose parents also unsuccessfully fought a UK hospital last summer to give their child a chance at life through experimental treatment. It also may remind you of Simon Crosier, who was born here in the United States. Missouri hospitals made the same decision, that Simon’s condition was futile, and he was denied life-sustaining treatment when doctors placed a do-not-resuscitate order on his file without even notifying his parents.
Alfie’s Dad, Tom Evans has described the pain his family is facing –Little Alfie is “about to be murdered.” Who can blame this father’s heart? Tom and Katie have a fierce desire to protect their child’s life. The heart of a parent fills with hope and love for their child that can only belong to parents. A love that doesn’t belong to doctors, or hospitals, or governments.
Family Policy Alliance and our state allies, along with likeminded legislators, determined that parents should never have to go through what Charlie’s, Simon’s, and now Alfie’s parents have faced.
Family Policy Alliance of Kansas supported passing Simon’s Law, the first in the nation, that gives parents ultimate authority over whether or not a hospital can remove life-sustaining treatment from a child.
Simon’s Law legislation was also introduced in Georgia by Senator Chuck Payne, a legislator who was trained at Family Policy Foundation’s Statesmen Academy last year. Unfortunately, Simon’s Law legislation did not pass in Georgia this session. Elected leaders in Georgia thought Simon’s Law was too controversial for a vote.
This is a powerful reminder of why we need elected leaders who are willing to protect life and parental rights. The purpose of the Statesmen Academy is to train elected leaders to hold fast to their faith and principles in public office and to advance the values—like life and parental rights—that we care about through the laws they pass. Senator Chuck Payne advances these values in his position, but he can’t do it alone.
We still have a chance in America to fight for the right of parents to parent. Simon’s Law will be coming up again in Georgia next session, and other states. As elections draw nearer, be looking for candidates who cherish life and believe parents are in the best position to love and protect their children!
And, if you’d like to support the Statesmen Academy, a generous Christian family has provided a matching grant for this June’s Statesmen Academy, so every dollar given now will be matched—up to $80,000!