“Judge Chutkan’s decision to side with the radical agenda of the American Civil Liberties Union and compel government officials to facilitate abortion for women who have entered the United States illegally is tragic for everyone involved. It is the duty of the government to protect all the refugees under their care, both born and unborn – rather than compound the violence they are fleeing. The ACLU is not acting in the best interests of women who came here illegally and it is wrong of Judge Chutkan to force the allocation of government resources towards promoting such a pro-abortion organization. We hope this disastrous decision is quickly overturned.”
– Tom McClusky, President of March for Life Action
That is the number of abortions committed at Planned Parenthood since 2006, when Cecile Richards became President of the organization.
Richards recently announced her retirement from Planned Parenthood and subsequently released her memoir, entitled “Make Trouble.”
Not surprisingly, she doesn’t mention the millions of babies lives snuffed out at the hands of Planned Parenthood during her tenure. Instead, she claims that the radical pro-abortion views of Planned Parenthood are taking hold in our country.
But Cecile is wrong.
In an op-ed for FoxNews.com, March for Life President Jeanne Mancini argues that a culture of life is taking hold in the U.S. She cites 10 years of public opinion polling by Marist which show that Americans consistently support significant restrictions on abortion. She writes:
“Americans’ continued support for restrictions on abortion show that, despite Cecile Richards’s best efforts and deep pockets, pro-choice activism is not “transforming the culture.” Love is winning.”
In another op-ed for the Washington Examiner about Richards’ book and the abuses of Planned Parenthood, Mancini concludes, “The consensus in America is against abortion, and for major rollbacks on abortion access – not for the “abortion extremism” that Planned Parenthood represents.”
Click on the images below to read the full op-eds.
As Jeanne concludes in her FoxNews.com piece,
“Our movement shows that love doesn’t just save lives, it transforms them. That’s why year after year, thousands of Americans march—rain, sleet, snow or shine—to protest the violence of abortion and in support of life-affirming alternatives. We will continue to do so until abortion is unthinkable.”
For World Down Syndrome Day, the March for Life Instagram was “taken over” by Margaret Black and her sweet son, Sebastian. Check out the posts below for a look into their lives. You can also ready more about Margaret and her advocacy for individuals with Down Syndrome HERE.
All across the country, pro-life pregnancy centers are the embodiment of organizations and individuals that live out the 2018 March for Life theme, “Love Saves Lives.”
Unfortunately, a California law is attempting to force pregnancy centers in that state to violate their beliefs by advertising for abortion. The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), an organization with over 130 non-profit pro-life pregnancy center members in California, has challenged this law all the way to our nation’s highest court.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this critically important free speech case for pro-life pregnancy centers in NIFLA v Becerra.
The First Amendment protects free speech. It is unconstitutional for the government to force pregnancy centers to promote a message that conflicts with their conscience and beliefs. The Supreme Court must invalidate this California law and protect freedom of speech across our country.
Tuesday morning, March for Life President Jeanne Mancini will be speaking at a rally in support of NIFLA and the life-saving work of pregnancy centers all across the nation in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. You can watch the event HERE.
If the California law is upheld by the Supreme Court, the effect on pregnancy centers in California would be chilling. California is also known to export its legislative agenda to other states, so that pregnancy centers could be under further attack in states that attempt to adopt the California law.
Here’s what you can do:
Pray – Pray for wisdom for the Supreme Court Justices, for NIFLA and their attorneys at Alliance Defending Freedom, and for pregnancy centers in California across the country.
Attend the Rally – If you able to come to D.C. for the rally, please join us for an overwhelming show of support for NIFLA. If you cannot attend, watch and share the Facebook Livestream.
Share your support – Pregnancy Centers serve women and babies all across the nation, yet they are always under attack by pro-abortion forces. Help us counter the pro-abortion narrative by sharing this message on social media:
“I stand with @NIFLA, the pro-life pregnancy centers of CA, and the mothers they serve. #GiveFreeSpeechLife”
Thank you for your interest in this critically important pro-life free speech case. To learn more about pregnancy centers and the NIFLA case, take a few minutes to watch this powerful video from Alliance Defending Freedom.
“While we are grateful that this was brought to a vote, it is disappointing that the U.S. Senate could not pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act today, a bill that President Donald Trump specifically called upon Congress to bring to his desk at the 45th annual March for Life. This bill would have limited most late term abortions to protect approximately 12,000 unborn children every year. For over a decade, polling has shown that the large majority of Americans – including those who identify as pro-choice – would limit abortion to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy. It is a disgrace that our Senate has once again failed to pass a bill that reflects the hearts and minds of the national pro-life consensus.”
Today, lawmakers and pro-life leaders joined together to support the Conscience Protection Act in a press conference on Capitol Hill. The legislation would protect the conscience rights of health care providers from the power of federal and state governments coercing them to participate in the brutal act of abortion.