Science shatters pro-life stereotypes

(Picture: Courtesy of Secular Pro-life)

For decades, the abortion industry has depicted the pro-life cause as a narrow, out-of-touch religious crusade. As an atheist pro-life advocate, I know better. I am proud to work alongside compassionate people of every faith and none. We are a human rights movement, protecting human beings in the womb from senseless destruction and offering their parents empowering, peaceful solutions.

That is why I was so thrilled when the March for Life announced that the 2019 theme is Unique From Day One: Pro-Life is Pro-Science.

You’ve probably heard the slogan “facts don’t care about your feelings.” It’s meant to be a bit snarky, but I find it beautiful. If facts don’t care about your feelings, they also don’t care who you are, where you’re from, how much money you make, what color your skin is, or whether or how you pray. Scientific facts have the power to transcend political and theological differences. The scientific method is radically inclusive, giving everyone the ability to discover truth.

You were once a zygote. Every person you have ever met and will ever meet was once a zygote. The birth canal does not magically confer humanity. Abortion stops a beating heart. These are the facts, and we proclaim them confidently!

(Picture: Kelsey Hazzard, courtesy of Secular Pro-life)

Sadly, pseudoscientific notions like eugenics are still with us. The abortion industry still takes advantage of uneducated people with lies about “clumps of cells” and “balls of tissue.” Scientific progress does not reach everyone instantaneously. It is up to us spread the truth, until the day abortion is unthinkable for everyone.

I’ll be in Washington, D.C. to support the pro-life, pro-science message on January 18th. Won’t you join me?

 

Kelsey Hazzard is the founder and president of Secular Pro-Life. She is an attorney from Naples, Florida.

Join us on January 18th, 2019 in Washington D.C. to march for life! Our 2019 March for Life theme is ‘Unique from Day One: Pro-life is Pro-science.’ As we peacefully protest in the injustice of abortion, we will also celebrate the scientific support for the pro-life movement. We invite you to march with us.

Click here to RSVP to the March for Life.

What does the March for Life mean to you?

 

Are you thinking of coming to the March for Life this year, but not sure what it’s all about?

We asked our Instagram followers what the March for Life means to them. This is what they said…

Every year over 100,000 pro-life Americans flood Washington D.C. in the middle of winter to march against abortion and to build a culture of life. The March for Life is the largest annual human rights event in the world.

Join us at the 2019 March for Life on January 18th 2019.

Go See the Gosnell Movie!

 

What are you doing this weekend?

I encourage you to go see the new movie ‘Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer’ which opens TODAY in over 650 theaters nationwide.

>>>> Click here for tickets to see Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. 

Last night, some of our March for Life staff went to see the movie, which tells the horrifically true story about one of the most important criminal trials in history that few people know about.

The man on trial is the most prolific serial killer in the United States. But his crimes were virtually ignored by most media.

Why?

Because the murderer, Kermit Gosnell, was an abortionist.

Kermit Gosnell committed abortions for 30 years before being charged with:

  • 3 life sentences for the murder of 3 babies;
  • 21 felony charges of performing abortions past the Pennsylvania state 24 week limit;
  • 211 counts of misdemeanor for violating the 24-hour informed consent law.

I am so grateful that the story of Kermit Gosnell is finally being told. ‘Gosnell’ shines light on the ugliness of the abortion industry. The PG-13 rated film is based on the original police reports and trial records; it is honest, moving, and thought provoking.

If you have a friend or family member who is pro-choice or is not sure how they feel about abortion, invite them to see this film with you. ‘Gosnell’ has the power to change hearts and minds.

>>>> Find tickets and movie theater locations at gosnellmovie.com.

March For Life Statement On FDA Termination Of Contract With ABR

 

“March for Life thanks Secretary Azar and HHS for terminating this horrific $15,000 contract to provide ‘fresh’ fetal tissue. However, this is just a first step.  Three years after being exposed by grisly undercover videos from Center for Medical Progress, the aborted baby parts industry is still receiving substantial financial support from NIH Director Francis Collins as well as taxpayers. Close to $100 million is currently being directed by HHS and NIH towards procurement of baby body parts for experimentation in mice. These funds should instead be redirected to successful alternatives that do not devalue human life.”

– Jeanne Mancini, March for Life President

How to be a successful pro-life advocate on your campus

 

It can be challenging to be a pro-life student on campus. At many colleges and universities, abortion is viewed as a sacred right and at the same time a normal medical procedure. As the new school year begins, I encourage my fellow pro-life students to take it upon yourself to work towards building a culture of life at our schools across the country.

Here are a few ideas to get started.

  1. Start a pro-life club.

One of the most effective ways to get your message out there is by starting a club. Whether you are attending college or high school, students are always looking to get involved and expand their resumes. Students for Life is an incredible organization that will allow you to meet like-minded students and truly make strides in changing your school’s culture. Find out if your campus already has a Students for Life organization and, if not, start your own!

 

  1. Encourage friendly discussions and debates.

Make your position known! There are countless ways to get your message out there. Sport a pro-life t-shirt, hat, or pin! People with opposing views, or who are just curious about the meaning of your clothes, are bound to come up to you and start a discussion. It is vital that you enter a discussion with as many statistics and facts as possible. However, it is just as important that you keep a caring, compassionate tone. Hatred and judgment will get you nowhere when discussing abortion.

 

  1. Free stuff!

People love freebies. If your campus will allow it, set up a booth with pro-life pins, magnets, and anything else you can get your hands on. You can use this to promote your Students for Life club or just to raise awareness for your cause. October 9th is the official pro-life cupcake day! Yes, that’s a thing. Get a group of friends together and bake a batch to give out at your school! Trust me, nobody will say no to a free cupcake. A lot of people oblivious to the subject will come for the free stuff and hopefully stay for the discussion. Every single mind you change may lead to a life saved.

 

  1. Sponsor a stork bus.

This is definitely one of my favorite ideas. Stork buses provide free counseling and ultrasounds to pregnant mothers. According to their website, four out of five women who enter a bus will end up choosing life. They have Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) that are meant to travel to locations mothers in need of compassion might be, i.e. college campuses. Currently, they are only accepting applications for rental from pregnancy resource centers. Odds are a local pregnancy resource center will be thrilled to help bring an MMU to your campus. This is an exceptional way to change your school’s culture and effectively save lives.

 

  1. Bring a pro-life speaker to your campus.

Bringing a pro-life speaker to your campus is a great way to make people aware of your movement and counter an anti-life culture. Hosting a speaker is definitely on the costly side of things, but the benefits will make it worthwhile. Students for Life has a comprehensive list of speakers that students may want to bring onto their campus as well as their contact information and average prices, check it out here!

 

Remember— we are the pro-life generation and change starts with you and your peers.

 

By Autumn Klein, a sophomore at St. Petersburg College, a contributing content coordinator for Lone Conservative and the editor in chief for The Rogue Review.

Consider Early Feminist’s Opposition to Abortion

 

This Women’s Equality Day, we would be wise to consider the words of the early feminists as we examine the progress we have made as women — and the obstacles we have yet to overcome.

There is one area in particular in which modern feminists are failing our sisters and our feminist foremothers: abortion. Early feminists opposed abortion as an exploitation of women—and modern feminists should, too.

In a stunning display of historic revisionism, NARAL Pro-Choice American President Ilyse Hogue recently claimed in a Cosmopolitan article that those who oppose abortion are not really anti-abortion but that “they are against a world where women can contribute equally and chart our own destiny in ways our grandmothers never thought possible.”

In other words, Hogue, a self-proclaimed feminist, believes that those who oppose abortion oppose women; and therefore those who are anti-abortion are anti-women.

But I wonder if Hogue — and other pro-abortion advocates who have said similar things — realize that they are calling the founding mothers of the feminist movement anti-woman. The claim that in order to be pro-woman you must also be pro-abortion runs contrary to what our feminist foremothers actually believed and wrote.

>>> Click here to continue reading Jeanne Mancini’s op-ed in The Daily Caller.

March for Life Statement on the Senate Pro-Life Amendment Vote

 

“March for Life is grateful to Senator Paul and to those who voted in favor of an amendment to the appropriations bill that would have banned funding to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider and subject of Department of Justice investigation into the trafficking of aborted baby body parts. Unfortunately, many Senators who claim to be pro-life defied their constituents and the consensus of the American public by giving the abortion industry a pass. Almost two-thirds of Americans say they do not want to fund abortion with their tax dollars. Disentangling American taxpayers from the abortion industry is long overdue. Our elected representatives should join the national consensus and put an end to taxpayer funding of abortion, or risk being voted out of office.”

– Jeanne Mancini, March for Life President

March for Life in the News

 

An important part of our mission at the March for Life is to educate the public on current policy and represent the pro-life movement in the public square.

We are grateful to be considered a “go to” expert on pro-life issues by major media.

Here is our highlight reel from the last few months:

OP-EDs

8.1 Real Clear Politics – Americans Largely Agree on Abortion Limits

7.2 Washington TimesThe Supreme Court rules to favor pregnancy centers

6.22 The HillPope Francis is right — abortion is modern-day eugenics

6.12 Washington ExaminerThe March for Life is still inspiring an international culture of life

6.8 Washington Post (LTE)Arkansas’s abortion restriction

5.17 The HillTrump, taxpayers want Title X funding protected from abortion clinics

5.2 Real Clear PoliticsThis Is the Pro-Life Generation

TV

5.18 – CBS Affiliate Stations – New proposal would cut funds to facilities associated with abortion

Radio

7.21 – NYC NPR, WAMC – Groups Mobilize For Supreme Court Nominee Battle

5.20 – BBC Radio, The Compass – Abortion in America: Washington

Major Print

7.20 New York Times‘I’m Doing It for the Babies’: Inside the Ground Game to Reverse Roe v. Wade

“Abortion is the single most significant human rights abuse of our time,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, which has brought tens of thousands of protesters to Washington every year since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973. “I have a lot of hope for incremental laws — for example, a late-term abortion ban.”

7.9 FOX NewsKavanaugh nomination to Supreme Court cheered by conservatives

The president of March for Life, a pro-life organization and annual event that protests Roe V. Wade, said that Kavanaugh has “excellent professional qualifications,” proving he’s the right choice for the vacant seat.

“He is exceptionally qualified for the role and will no doubt serve as a fair, independent judge who will remain faithful to the Constitution,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of the event.

7.9 The GuardianTrump names Brett Kavanaugh as nominee for next supreme court justice

And Jeanne Mancini, president of the anti-abortion organization March for Life, said: “He is exceptionally qualified for the role and will no doubt serve as a fair, independent judge who will remain faithful to the constitution.”

6.29 AP News (CBS cross-publish) – Supreme Court change may limit, not kill, abortion rights

“I think the president’s list is a very strong list. I’m convinced the people on this list are Gorsuch-like,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life.

6.26 Washington PostSupreme Court decision on crisis pregnancy centers draws strong reaction from all sides

“Advertising or promoting abortion runs directly counter to the very reason pregnancy care centers exist — namely to enable and support women who want to choose life for their children to do so. The government has no business forcing these centers to violate their First Amendment right to free speech and, in doing so, work against their life-affirming mission.” – Jeanne Mancini, president, March for Life

 6.26 Roll CallSupreme Court Sides With Pregnancy Centers in Free Speech Case

Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, also said the advertising of abortion runs against the centers’ mission. “The government has no business compelling these centers to work against their life-affirming mission, violating their first amendment right to free speech,” she said.

 6.7 New York TimesHow to Participate in Politics

“There’s quite a bit of logistical work involved,” says Jeanne Mancini of March for Life, which plans a large anti-abortion march in Washington, D.C., every year. Being meticulous will help make the message of your demonstration more effective and help you avoid embarrassing snags.”

 5.19 Boston GlobeTrump administration abortion rule sets off alarms in Mass.

“This money will now be redirected to comprehensive family health and planning centers that don’t perform abortions and understand that abortion is not health care,” March for Life president Jeanne Mancini said in a statement. She said the grass-roots antiabortion activists look forward to restoring “a culture of life here in the United States.”

 5.18 Washington PostTrump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals

Jeanne F. Mancini, president of the anti-abortion group March for Life, praised the administration in a statement Friday.

“This money will now be redirected to comprehensive family health and planning centers that don’t perform abortions and understand that abortion is not health care,” Mancini said. “The pro-life grassroots will be pleased to see President Trump deliver on yet another pro-life promise.”