How do I watch online? The March for Life Rally and march to the Supreme Court will be broadcast online for you to join virtually. We invite you to join us online for the broadcast by RSVPing at https://marchforlife.org/2021-virtual-events/. On January 29th, you will receive a link in your email inbox containing the link to […]
2020 was a year that impacted all of us; we have learned and grown during these hard times. But even as we welcome in the new year with hope and look towards the 2021 March for Life on January 29th, we also cherish the positives and “silver linings” from this past year. Join us below as we reflect upon our favorite moments and pro-life accomplishments in 2020. THE […]
In just a few weeks, pro-life advocates from across the country will travel to Washington DC to celebrate the gift of life and march against the greatest human rights abuse of our time – abortion. As you make your preparations for the 2021 March for Life, here’s a list of ten tips to help you […]
“In a world marked by division, unrest, and fear, the pro-life movement brings together people from all walks of life, each with their own unique mission to promote the inherent dignity of the human person.” ~Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life~ Washington, D. C. – Today, the March for Life Education and Defense Fund […]
We are thrilled to announce that Tim Tebow will be our 2021 Rose Dinner Keynote speaker! The annual Rose Dinner, a pro-life gala we host on the evening of the March for Life, is going virtual this year. Please join us on Friday, January 29th at 7 p.m. for an intimate evening of inspiration filled with amazing speakers […]
His appalling record — including support for partial-birth abortions — reveals his priorities and anti-life agenda. Joe Biden’s announcement that he will nominate California attorney general Xavier Becerra to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is a massive blow to all who value women and the lives of the unborn. As a former […]
As the nomination hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett are coming to a close, I am excited and grateful for a nominee such as Judge Barrett. Her intellect, graciousness, generosity, and faith are a breath of fresh air in the public square, and are hugely inspiring for women and families everywhere. While Judge Barrett’s academic capabilities are captivating in their own right, I wanted to reflect on a few moments throughout the […]
Moments ago, President Trump officially nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the Supreme Court. We are encouraged by this choice, as Judge Barrett is a judge of impeccable qualifications, who seeks to uphold the dignity of the most vulnerable, and who will interpret the Constitution as it was originally written. With this nomination, President Trump, just as he did by nominating Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, is fulfilling […]
The State Department recently released a report confirming the Trump Administration’s “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy (PLGHA), formerly known as the Mexico City Policy, is working. The PLGHA policy mandates that foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who receive aid from the United States must agree not to perform or promote abortions in developing countries. Opponents have […]
Every year, the March for Life chooses a theme that conveys a timely message. Because today is marked by such division, unrest, and fear, there is a great need for us to come together and be reminded of our special mission and our strength in truth. Though each of us brings our talents to the […]
Each year we invite the President of the United States to participate in the March for Life. Nellie Gray, my predecessor, invited Pres. Obama. In more recent years I invited President Trump to participate, and thankfully he accepted and in doing so became the first President in history to address the March for Life, the […]
The last few weeks have been an onslaught of information, and so we want to make sure a few things remain clear: 1) According to the still-intact Hyde Amendment, it is illegal for taxpayer dollars to fund abortion, and; 2) Despite this, Planned Parenthood—a billion-dollar organization with thousands of employees—received $80 MILLION dollars from the […]
For the second time in dealing with Coronavirus, Politifact decided that defending Speaker Nancy Pelosi was more important than presenting the facts. Their latest posting unfortunately portrays the March for Life as liars—even though they never took the initiative to ask for information to substantiate our claim that the HEROES Act would help fund abortion. […]
In exactly 9 months, January 29, 2021, the pro-life movement will gather once again in our nation’s capital to be a voice for the pre-born. During these 9 months, over 2,000,000 children will be born in the United States… And over 675,000 pre-born children will lose their lives to abortion. While it is vitally important […]
You can still build a culture of life while staying home! Every day is an opportunity to be a voice for the voiceless! Check out these amazing resources the March for Life team has compiled to help you effectively advocate for life. Lobbying for Life Learn about the legislative process and how to promote […]
Dee Becker (1926-2020) Those of us blessed to be able to work to build a culture of life stand on the shoulders of the giants who have gone before us. Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life is one Giant, Norma McCorvey, the “Roe” of Roe v Wade who dedicated the latter part of […]
While today we are hearing that Supreme Court oral arguments are being postponed due to Covid-19 precautions, it was only less than two weeks ago, on March 4, that we witnessed a media storm surrounding the oral arguments of the SCOTUS case, June Medical Services v. Russo, the Louisiana law related to health regulations at […]
The Aura of Victory: An Amazing March for Life By: Marjorie Dannenfelser and Chuck Donovan Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life and emcee of its massive annual gathering on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., describes it perfectly. Speaking to a crowd of a quarter million or more, a good half of them […]
There are moments in life when you know you are witnessing history unfold. My first such recollection was 34 years ago today. I recall vividly when my elementary school principal came over the intercom and told us the Space Shuttle Challenger had exploded just after takeoff. A few years later, I watched Operation Desert Storm […]
Every January since 1974, thousands upon thousands have made a pilgrimage to Washington D.C., sometimes in the frigid cold, to march against the abhorrent decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, to March for Life. Our marching and our year-round advocacy for the unborn would not be possible without the generosity of many […]
TEN TIPS FOR THE MARCH FOR LIFE Be prepared for cold weather! The streets of Washington, D.C. can be chilly in January. Check the weather forecast before you leave, but bring your warmest winter coat, no matter what! Wear layers – you can add or remove layers depending on the temperature and bring hand […]
2019 was a year of major victories in the pro-life movement! Before we look towards the future of the pro-life movement at the 2020 March for Life on January 24, let’s look back on some of our favorite moments and accomplishments from 2019. Vice President Mike Pence surprised the crowd at the 2019 March for […]
The Legacy of Dr. William Hogan “If we ignore this question of “What is man?”, we can find easy solutions by suppressing part of the problem. We can suppress the question of whether the infant within the womb is a member of our humanity.” – William Hogan, M.D. (June 1970) On the anniversary of […]
Today marks only three months until the 2020 March for Life! We need every pro-life American to join us at the world’s largest annual human rights demonstration to be a witness to the beauty of life. Will you join us on Friday, January 24, 2020 in Washington, D.C. to be a voice for life? Here […]
This is big news. Following the Administration’s recent Title X rule separating abortion from family planning, yesterday, Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, withdrew from Title X programs, and in doing showed once again that abortion advocacy is more important than women’s health. March for Life President Jeanne Mancini was interviewed on the […]
For the past 6 months, pro-life Representatives have called for a vote on the Born-Alive Act eighty times. Eighty times, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has blocked this vote. To draw attention to this unprecedented rejection of what should be a bi-partisan issue, the March for Life joined forces with other pro-life organizations and Representatives on social media. You […]
Yesterday marked the six-month anniversary of the introduction of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) in the House by Rep. Ann Wagner. The bill aims to ensure that children born alive after an attempted abortion receive “the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence to preserve the life and health of the […]
A beautiful video from America’s Got Talent is currently circulating the internet. It opens with a young man named Kodi, who is blind and autistic, being led to the front of the America’s Got Talent stage by his mom. Life in Kodi’s world has many challenges, his mom shares with the judges; but, she […]
About one million babies are killed through abortion every year in the United States – an estimated 60 million since the Roe v Wade decision in 1973. It is hard to imagine what our world would be like, how different our lives would be if these children were given a chance to live. You […]
We asked our marchers why they loved their mothers. Their replies will move you to tears! “I love my mom for so many reasons. She taught me how important the gift of life is and what it means to be a true feminist. When I was 5 years old my mother became pregnant with […]
Just a few months ago, the Governor of New York had the Empire State Building lit up with pink lights to celebrate the passage of the extreme abortion law, the Reproductive Health Act. The law permits abortion up until birth with health requirements so broad and vague that abortion is available for virtually everyone. […]
9 months from today, January 24, 2020, is the 2020 March for Life in Washington D.C. Between today and January 24th, over 2,000,000 children will be born in the United States. And in that time over 675,000 pre-born children will lose their lives to abortion. So much happens in the span of 9 months; it’s […]
(WARNING: this blog post and video include a medical description of partial-birth abortion.) On April 18, 2007, the Supreme Court officially upheld the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act in Gonzales v Carhart. With this decision, the law went into effect and partial-birth abortion was ban across the entire country. The campaign to end partial-birth abortion […]
On April 3rd, thousands of pro-life Virginians marched against abortion extremism in their state. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. A few months before, a video of Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran defended a bill that would allow for a pre-born baby to be killed during birth went viral. All eyes were on Virginia when […]
Picture this: A pregnant 19-year-old is lying on a cold operating table when a very pregnant nurse walks into the room to commit the abortion. A Planned Parenthood employee of eight years with a track record of directing one of the most efficient abortion clinics in the country wins employee of the year. From […]
“Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 18th chromosome. The majority of people with the syndrome die during the fetal stage; infants who survive experience serious defects and live for extremely short periods of time. This is associated with […]
January 22nd: Roe turns 46 years old and New York jubilantly celebrates the passage of a new radical late-term abortion bill aimed at “codifying Roe”. January 29th: A video goes viral of Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran defending a bill that would allow abortion even after a woman goes into labor. January 30th: Governor Ralph […]
This year hundreds of thousands came to the March for Life despite a government shutdown and impending snow storm. We asked our pro-life marchers why they came, here’s what they said… Jennifer: In 1968, I was eighteen, unmarried, and pregnant. My friends urged me to have an abortion. I never once thought about doing […]
Each of us at the March for Life is profoundly grateful for another year spent devoted to our mission of ending abortion and promoting a vision of the world where the beauty and dignity of every human life are valued and protected. Thank you for sharing in our mission by joining the 2018 March for […]
Conversations about abortion, especially late-term abortions, are often clouded by misinformation and euphemisms. To get a clearer sense of the scientific facts related to prenatal development and abortion, our staff member, Katrina Gallic, spoke with Dr. Ingrid Skop, a doctor with the American Association for Pro-life OBGYNs (AAPLOG). How were the terms “first, second, and […]
When you really get down to it, there is only one tenable argument in favor of abortion. The argument is that the unborn are not living human beings, therefore they do not have the rights human beings have, such as the right to life. As a result, abortion should be considered the same as […]
Dear Mom or Dad, Let me start by acknowledging that you are likely experiencing a wide range of emotions. Shock, fear, worry, and disappointment may be among them. You may be wondering what having a child with Down syndrome means for you and your family, and what his or her life will be like. […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
“We grieve the loss of 60 million Americans whose lives have been ended by abortion since it was legalized in 1973, but we also have great hope for ending this human rights abuse in the future and restoring a culture of life in the United States.”
Guest Blog Post by Cecily Routman, Founder of the Jewish Pro-Life Foundation In 2006, NPR broadcast a program on the Supreme Court review of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. The broadcast featured a pro-abortion Jewish woman defending her right to a partial birth abortion. She based her right to practice infanticide on […]
On Tuesday, March for Life President Jeanne Mancini, gathered with other pro-life leaders to urge Congress to take action on defunding the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, and to redirect those funds to life-affirming health care centers. The press conference was part of Students for Life’s #Sockit2PP, in which they collected 328,348 baby […]
It is hard to believe that the 2018 March for Life is just four months away. We hope you will be joining us on Friday, January 19th, 2018 in Washington, D.C. for the 45th annual March for Life! As you begin planning your trip, be sure to download the 2018 Trip Planner! This guide contains […]
March for Life President Jeanne Mancini visited with Kelly Rosati, March for Life Board Member and former VP of Community Outreach at Focus on the Family, for an inspiring and informative discussion on foster care and adoption. Enjoy this video and be inspired to put your pro-life values in action! For more information about […]
Guest Blog Post by Corinne Zay, March for Life intern “I believe we [the millennial generation] are just constantly looking for our purpose in life and we will be happiest when we find that.” –Today Show Video “We are the pro-life generation!” is chanted by thousands of young people each year at the annual […]
Earlier today, the March for Life joined forces with other pro-life groups to show their support for Charlie Gard, a terminally ill baby in the U.K. whose parents have been denied all option of further alternative care. In an effort to rally support and to urge the Great Ormand Street Hospital to release Charlie […]
In May, the House of Representatives passed a health care reconciliation bill that contained pro-life protections, such as a prohibition on any federal tax subsidies paying for abortion and a redirection of Planned Parenthood’s funding towards Federally Qualified Health Centers. But with so many issues on the table, I’m concerned about our pro-life priorities […]
Guest Blog post by Callie Jett (@JettCallie & @LetsTalkShallWe) Started by a group of birth moms in 1990, and established on the day before Mother’s Day, Birth Mother’s Day recognizes and honors the choice a woman has made to place her child with a loving family through adoption. As a birth mom of fourteen years […]
Since the March for Life in January, participants, and supporters across the country have continued to build a culture of life by advocating for pro-life policies under the new Congress and Administration.
Have you been following what’s happening in our Nation’s capital this week? On Monday, confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch began, and negotiations over health care legislation to replace the “Affordable Care Act,” or “Obamacare,” have been taking place all week. In case you missed it, March for Life President Jeanne Mancini […]
THANK YOU for the incredible outpouring of support on social media for the March for Life! Each and every post helps to share our pro-life, pro-woman, pro-love cause. Below is just a sample of some of your poignant #WhyWeMarch posts from the 2017 #MarchforLife!
“Every time we kill a child, all of us suffer. We lose a little of ourselves and a whole lot of our future. We strip a child from their God-given potential when we, as a society, accept abortion as health care. My fellow Americans, we cannot accept what might have been. We won’t know […]
Why do we march? That’s a question we encourage every March for Life participant and supporter to share. We love seeing your #WhyWeMarch tweets, videos, and Instagram posts all with unique stories, and aspects of the pro-life cause. Ultimately the thread that unites “why we march,” and that is at the heart of what […]
Even if you are not able to attend the 44th Annual March for Life on Friday, January 27, your voice is still important! Here are a few things that you can do: Show your support on social media. Support the March for Life and the pro-life cause on Friday using #whywemarch (and #marchforlife). Check out […]
Get ready to make thousands of new friends with your fellow pro-life students! We want to make sure that you have a meaningful March for Life experience, and that we are a unified movement to impact our friends, culture, and our representatives in government.
There is something unique about our work here at the March for Life. We want to work ourselves out of a job, so that one day we do not need to march on Washington to call for equal rights for unborn children. Our vision is a world in which every human life is valued and protected. […]
Dear Bethany, One message was loud and clear on Tuesday. Radical abortion advocacy lost. We applaud candidates that took a strong pro-life stand on the most critical human rights issue of today, abortion. America has a pro-life consensus and the time to act is upon us! Here at the March for Life, we look forward to […]
In 100 days, tens of thousands of pro-life Americans will descend upon our Nation’s Capital for the March for Life. The March for Life is the largest annual peaceful, human rights protest in the world, and it happens every January in Washington D.C. on the anniversary of legalized abortion on demand in the United States.
March for Life Action will allow YOUR VOICE — in combination with the collective voices of the millions of pro-life Americans — to advocate for specific pro-life policies at the federal and state level.
This Sunday, September 4th, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta will be officially declared a saint in the Catholic Church. In an op-ed for the Washington Times, March for President Jeanne Mancini reflects on Mother Teresa’s life and legacy, writing: “Perhaps more than ever before, our culture needs what Mother Teresa’s life taught us: love and respect. […]
On Wednesday, July 13, the House of Representatives will vote on a critically important piece of legislation, the Conscience Protection Act, which would protect the rights of health care entities that do not participate in abortion.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley recently signed a law restricting abortion after 19 weeks of pregnancy. Citing fetal pain science, South Carolina joins 16 other states that have passed legal protections for unborn babies halfway through pregnancy.
While precise data won’t be available for several months, officials from Planned Parenthood in the state of Texas are reporting a sharp increase in the number of women using RU-486 to terminate their pregnancies.
While Mother’s Day typically evokes thoughts of gratitude and joy, for some Mother’s Day isn’t about flowers and happy memories. Specifically, we remember post-abortive women who carry grief with them from a choice to terminate a pregnancy. Georgette Forney, founder of Silent No More, an organization dedicated to helping women heal from such a […]
Not only are we making a tangible difference in the lives of mothers and babies in need, but I can sense the culture of life being spread throughout the school. The tide is turning, but it falls upon you and me to ignite that flame within our communities, one heart at a time.
A pregnant woman and her baby are not radically separate individuals with isolated human rights “at war” with one another. A woman and her baby are a “unity of two persons” interconnected in love with everyone and everything.
“This is a huge opportunity for us and I think it’s great for our country’s leaders to see that we are the generation that will end abortion, and hopefully this 43th March for Life will be the last one that needs to take place.”
Are you following the March for Life on Instagram? If not, then you missed our most recent guest, Good Counsel Homes! We were honored to highlight this organization, which serves women and babies with loving, life-affirming care.
With the grisly videos exposing the practices of “Planned Parenthood” and reminding us of the hundreds of lives that the so-called “women’s health” organization takes each and every day, it’s important to remember that whether planned or unplanned – every life matters.
Two years ago today, on March 18, 2013, the murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell began. Opening statements were given, in which the prosecutor, the Assistant District Attorney, called Gosnell’s operation a “house of horrors.”
For our March Give Life Challenge –> participating in World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 <-- we hosted Carissa Carroll as our Instagram Guest! See what her day was like below, which included delivering one of "Jack's Baskets" to a family with a newborn with Down Syndrome.
The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 prevents religious institutions, other faith-based employers, and pro-life advocacy organizations from making employment decisions consistent with their sincerely held religious beliefs.
Throughout this Sanctity of Life Month and leading up to the March for Life on the 22nd, we encourage pro-lifers to upload a photo to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #WhyWeMarch and the reason you’d like to share Why We March for life on January 22nd.
Despite the polar vortex, we marched for life! Thank you for sharing your pictures, your thoughts, and your hopes for a culture of life and the reasons WHY you march. As we look ahead to the 2015 March for Life in just a few short weeks, take a look back at the 2014 March for Life.
We’ve found lots of chatter on social media about what you’ve been up to this year and your trip plans for the 2015 March for Life! Find out what others are up to and be sure to share your plans! You could be included next week!
However, in Tennessee voters approved a ballot initiative to amend the state constitution to say that nothing in it protects the right to an abortion or the funding of an abortion. The measure distinguished the right to privacy from the right to an abortion.
Hey Republicans, That’s An Awful Nice Majority You Have There. Be a Real Shame if Something Happened To It. Without a doubt Republicans had a good night Election night. While there are a handful of races still outstanding, House Republicans are on track to have their largest majority since they had 270 seats in the […]
This sound is a song, a cry, a chant, a speech, and a prayer. It is thousands of voices speaking at once, speaking the same thought, the same belief. We make this sound for those who cannot make such a sound themselves.
There has never been a better time in the history of the world for a person with a disability to be alive, yet, tragically, the vast majority of babies diagnosed in the womb with a disability are aborted.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this morning that confirms my experience and indicates that there is, in fact, no consistent way to determine which plans under Obamacare cover abortion. The report stunningly reveals that in five states, including my home state of New Jersey, there is not one pro-life plan available.
Yet signs of confusion and defeat are on the horizon for abortion groups. Their latest approach is to abandon the “pro-choice” label. (An argument Secular Pro-life dissects as “disingenuous.” ) Abortion proponents are trying to normalize and downplay the significance of abortion.
Don’t be afraid to stand for your beliefs. You might have some tough conversations, but people will respect your passion. People get far more afraid of the consequences of standing up, but ultimately people who are your friends will support you.
Patrick Eliert, is a rising senior at St. John’s Catholic School in Beloit, KS. Patrick has been to the March for Life three times. He first attended in 2011, and this year he is serving as the president of his school’s “Catholic School Life Rally” initiative.
Cassie George, 17, is a rising senior at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, MD. Her first trip to the March for Life was with friends during her 7th grade year, and she’s been attending almost every year since. Read what she had to say about Marching On below, and don’t forget to share YOUR […]
The next young lady we’d like to introduce you to has been attending the March for Life since she was only 4. An 18 year old from Northern Virginia and student at Northern Virginia Community College, Claire Lejeune has been marching on for many years. In fact, she’s already created an international pro-life organization. Read […]
Our next “Marching On” interview introduces you to Cassandra Jimenez, from St. Joseph’s, Missouri. Cassandra, 16, is a sophomore at Bishop LeBlond High School. Cassandra shared some of her experiences from the 2014 March for Life in an online essay called, “Unforgettable Lessons Learned at March for Life.” Read what she’s been up to […]
Our second installment in our “Marching On” blog series, features Sean Maguire. Sean, from Lynchburg, Virginia, is a second-year law student at Liberty School of Law. If you are interested in sharing your “Marching On” story, please contact us HERE. We may share it on our blog or social media! Read Sean’s story and […]
Pro-abortion forces, and the media that agrees with them, often try to paint the pro-life side as extreme. Issues proven popular with most Americans, such as parental consent for minors seeking an abortion, protecting unborn children at 20-weeks, or even religious protections for entities and individuals that oppose abortion, are described by groups like abortion-giant […]
It’s hard to believe it’s been six months since the March for Life! Which means it’s also six months until January 22, 2015 and we’re certainly busy with plans for the 42nd March for Life. At this mid-point in the year, we want to highlight a few stories of young people and how they […]
The Basics The HHS mandate comes from a provision in President Obama’s health care law, commonly called “Obamacare.” This provision requires all employers who offer health insurance to include coverage for “preventive services”. The term “preventive services” was then defined by pro-abortion Obama Administration to mean contraceptive drugs and devices, including so-called emergency contraception, some […]
One of our most popular posts on Facebook was a story we shared in April about a New York woman who faced a tragic choice – to save her life or her baby’s. You’ll surely have a few tears in your eyes as you read about the valiant choice this woman made to ignore her […]
Yesterday I had the distinct opportunity of participating in a conference with a remarkable group of women. These women have a wide variety of life experience and backgrounds– ranging from a young actress to a former Member of Congress, to a person considered the most powerful woman in business in America during a period of […]
Dads make a big difference in life. We know this if we have been blessed by a father who has impacted our life for the better, as well as if we have missed out on a having a father figure in our life. What’s more, research clearly shows how dads matter – the National Fatherhood […]
According to Wikipedia.com the War on Women is an “expression used in United States politics that characterizes certain Republican Party policies as a wide-scale assault on women’s rights, especially reproductive rights.” This rhetoric is most often used to attack Conservatives, Christians, and Republicans. It attempts to mischaracterize pro-life legislation, and the fight of many […]
In her time heading up Health and Human Services (HHS) the department has turned into a hyper-partisan tool to further liberal pro-abortion policies to the point that even career employees within HHS have complained about the problems. So I can certainly sympathize why they would want to throw a going away party for Kathleen Sebelius. […]
Last week Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed cloture on David J. Barron to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Ever since the Senate Democrats eradicated the democratic process when it came to nominations from the President it has been difficult to stop the parade of bad judges that have […]
A young woman recently shared with the world that she feels “in awe of the fact that I can make a life.” However, what she chose to do about the unexpected blessing of a child is heart wrenching – she chose to have her baby aborted AND to film the procedure for the entire Internet […]
This day, May 13, marks the one-year anniversary of the conviction of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell. To mark the anniversary pro-life Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) went to the Senate floor and pushed for a vote on one of his bills: Senator Graham: (2:15 PM) Spoke the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. “One the […]
As the May flowers come to life and Mother’s Day rolls around, let’s remember to honor the unsung heroes of the holiday – birthmoms. Every year, 20,000 domestic infant adoptions in the U.S. occur. Tragically, contrast that with over 1.2 million abortions in the U.S. annually. Every abortion statistic represents a life, full of potential […]
In February our friends at the Family Policy Institute of Washington, in Washington State, tried to access non-abortion plans on the Washington Exchange. What they found has been mirrored in many other states as well. Washington State Insurance Exchange Report I approached the Washington state health insurance exchange as a consumer, starting with […]
What are you doing on Tuesday, May 6th? Consider taking a trip to your local movie theater to see Focus on the Family’s “Irreplaceable,” which will be in 700+ theaters nationwide for a one-night event. Irreplaceable is a powerful documentary on the state of the family in our society, and how this impacts each of […]
How many Americans recognize the faces and names of notorious murderers? A lot. How many Americans recognize the face and/or name of abortionist Kermit Gosnell? Hardly any. See for yourself: Filmmakers Phelim and Ann McAleer are seeking to change that (Phelim conducted the “man-on-the-street interviews above). They recently announced a historic crowdfunding campaign to raise […]
Today, April 21, is Dr. Jim Dobson’s birthday. While I neglected to get him anything a federal court in Colorado gave him a reprieve in his case against the Obama Administration’s oppressive abortifacient mandate. The Christian Post has more . . . “Family Talk and Dr. Dobson state credibly and cogently that providing the […]
How many Congressmen can be credited for saving hundreds of thousands of lives due to their legislative achievements? Probably not many at all, but we know of at least one – the late Congressman Henry Hyde (April 18, 1924 – November 29, 2007), who we remember today on his birthday. In 2007, the pro-life […]
Today is April 15th. It is a day of infamies. On this day in 1865 Abraham Lincoln died, succumbing to gunshot wounds from the night before. In 1912 the “unsinkable” ship Titanic sank after striking an iceberg, killing between 1,490 and 1,635 people. Lastly, of course, it is Tax Day (okay those comparisons might be a […]
The most powerful person in Washington. That sentence is not usually a description for a Health and Human Services Secretary, however thanks to President Obama’s health care law, commonly known as Obamacare, the HHS Secretary has virtually unchecked power. And now Kathleen Sebelius is leaving the post in such a mess that she proves such […]
The language used in a recent blog post by the First Lady Michelle Obama on “The Bump,” a pregnancy resource website for expecting moms reveals the hypocrisy of abortion proponents – they acknowledge that an unborn baby is just that – a developing human! (Well, except for Cecile Richards who has no understanding of science […]
You probably missed this story on the national news. That’s no surprise though, given that the national news barely covered the main story behind the sentencing of Sherry West – the crimes and brutality of abortionist, Kermit Gosnell. Ms. West pled guilty to third-degree murder and other charges for her role as Gosnell’s accomplice, and […]
Prior to today’s hearing on President Obama’s anti-conscience mandate pro-religious liberty politicians spoke out on the liberty crushing mandate. Hill staff helped to compile a lot of what they have been busy with: In addition to the Member video clips below, groups may be interested this press conference hosted by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) […]
It has been rightly said that Obamacare is the largest expansion of abortion in the United States since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. One aspect of that abortion expansion is what is now infamously called the “HHS Mandate,” forcing all companies to carry the full range of FDA-approved contraceptives, including a number of […]
C-Span celebrates 35 years this year. C-Span first broadcast on March 19, 1979 and the first U.S. Representative to speak on the House floor was then-congressman Al Gore. It wasn’t until 1986 that the U.S. Senate was also broadcast (otherwise Chuck “never met a TV camera he didn’t like” Schumer might never have become a […]
Apparently all the pro-life efforts to protect women and children in Texas is creating a new off shoot of the abortion industry in the Lone Star State – “abortion tourism.” The Daily Caller has the details: A 20-year-old student at the University of Texas at Austin has started a nonprofit organization to skirt a […]
From a friend on the Hill: Pro-life Groups: Yesterday Secretary Sebelius testified before the Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. During this hearing she was questioned about abortion funding and transparency under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and funding for Planned Parenthood under the ACA. Abortion Funding […]
Be in the pro-life movement for a while and you understand that those at the top of the pro-abortion movement tend to not really think truth or civility is relevant to debate. Recent examples include abortion-giant Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards claiming that life begins at birth when in fact scientists of all stripes agree […]
“Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” – Vice President Joe Biden The good news in President Obama’s budget is that Title X funds (p. 434) that generally give money to entities like Planned Parenthood, have gone down from $297,400,000 to $286,479,000. (That is still […]
Even though it doesn’t seem like it for much of the United States, spring IS just around the corner. The Lent season is upon us as well, beginning tomorrow as Christians prepare for the celebration of Easter on April 20. The first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, also marks the beginning of the spring campaign of 40 […]
It used to be that every April 15th, Americans would be united in their dislike of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) however under the current Administration they are going out of their way to become despised year round. Late last year the IRS confessed to targeting conservative groups in a stunning abuse of power. […]
As defenders of life, we seek to see “awakenings” or conversions from pro-abortion to pro-life and to open the public’s eyes to the injustice of abortion; an act that brutally takes the life of an unborn child.
In case your home calendar isn’t designed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) this week is Stop Government Abuse Week in the House. The House will consider another series of measures to stop government abuse and hold the Obama Administration accountable for its executive overreach. Leader Cantor explains it thusly: “The Obama Administration continues […]
by Laura Peredo, student at Benedictine College Note: Benedictine College’s Ravens for Life held the March for Life banner to lead the march this year. Coming back from the March for Life is kind of like coming home after a church retreat. But instead of being on a Jesus high, you’re on a saving babies high. And […]
Today the Guttmacher Institute, originally the research arm of Planned Parenthood, released a report “Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2011” showing that abortion rates are at their all-time low since 1973. The March for Life Education and Defense Fund warmly receives this news that has so many positive ramifications for our […]
The Margaret Sanger Award is an award given annually by abortion-giant Planned Parenthood Federation of America since 1966. The award was created to perpetuate the legacy of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood and an early advocate of euthenics and abortion under the guise of “family planning.” It is given to individuals to recognize […]
This week the House passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act by a vote of 227-188.. 221 Republicans and 6 Democrats (Cuellar, Lipinski, Matheson, McIntyre, Peterson and Rahall) voted yes 1 Republican (Hanna) and 187 Democrats voted no 1 Republican (Broun) voted present 8 Republicans (Amodei, Campbell, Jones, […]
Despite a cold freeze in Washington, D.C. last week, pro-life America once again turned out for our annual March for Life (MfL) in “droves and droves and droves and droves” to borrow a phrase from one reporter covering the story. The bright sun and snow combined at times so that the ground on the National […]
Consistently since last summer we asked Congress to do something about tax dollars that go to fund abortion as it will be the main ask of Marchers at the annual March for Life. With the President’s health care law, commonly known as Obamacare, taking full effect we are also seeing the law funding and subsidizing […]
It seems that every year, comments from pro-lifers on the March for Life include: the massive crowd, the large numbers of young people, the frigid weather, and … the lack of media coverage. This year, as a staff member at the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, I have been able to experience […]
Those of us braving the cold yesterday were grateful for the many motivating speakers the March for Life rally had. One disappointment was that one of the speakers, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) was stuck on a tarmac back home in Illinois and couldn’t make it in time due to the weather. He did make it […]
If you missed the March for Life yesterday (to which I say “How could you!”) you missed Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va) telling the hundreds of thousands gathered that next week the House of Representatives will be voting on H.R. 7, legislation to take taxpayers out of the abortion industry. “I am also proud […]
Last week, the House and Senate voted on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (H.R.3547), better known as the omnibus appropriations package. The $1.111 trillion spending bill funds the federal government’s discretionary functions and overseas contingency operations (OCO) through September 30, 2014. Two things about this have upset conservatives. First off, it increases spending, including breaking the […]
As many March for Life participants come from out of town, riding the Metro can be a new and confusing experience. We, at the March for Life, want your transportation to and from the March to be safe, comfortable, and commotion free. Before leaving your bus, hotel room, or gym floor, make a plan, […]
“The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Last week the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” by a vote of 22-12. Twenty-one Republicans and one Democrat, Rep. Pedro Pierluisi from Puerto Rico, voted for the bill. During the markup, the Committee […]
Guest Blog Post by Georgette Forney As we gear up for the annual March for Life in DC, someone inevitably asks me why I do this every year, especially when we typically march in freezing temperatures. I think different people march for different reasons, so there is not one simple answer, but I march in […]
For the second year in a row the House Leadership has scheduled a recess during the week of the annual March for Life. Regardless a number of pro-life men and women went to the House floor to talk about the importance of the life issue. This is from a friend on the Hill: Pro-life Groups: […]
Guest Blog Post by Katherine Rosario The March for Life is a sign of unity in a society that is riddled with division. The March for Life is a time for hope and strength, when hundreds of thousands gather in our nation’s capital to stand for the lives of the unborn. January 22, 2013 marked […]
Today the Family Research Council released a new paper looking at the “Demographics of Women Who Report Having an Abortion.” The press release has some (but not all) of the highlights: Among the MARRI paper’s significant findings on women who reported having an abortion: * The majority of those who abort have one abortion only: […]
The March for Life’s campaign surrounding the 2014 March is #WhyWeMarch. This push made me reflect on why I march. It is not an easy thing to answer. I know what brought me to the pro-life movement – in all honesty it was a job offer from the Family Research Council. But what made me […]
There is little doubt among reasonable folks that since its passage President Obama’s health care law, commonly known as Obamacare, contains multiple instances of abortion funding or subsidies. Some of the current ways we know that Obamacare subsidizes or directly funds abortion is through multi-state plans, state exchanges, high risk pools, and of course the […]
A recent story in an unlikely place, the Washington Post, highlights a number of problems with the pro-abortion movement worldwide. The most blatant of course is how most advocates for abortion ignore places like China where U.S. taxpayers are subsidizing forced abortions and sterilizations. Even when stories come out of how this policy is mostly […]
From a friend on the Hill: Pro-life Groups: Today, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” This legislation would make the Hyde amendment permanent and government-wide and would stop funding abortion insurance coverage in the “Affordable […]
This morning there is a hearing on H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. While abortion itself is a divisive issue (with a majority of Americans being pro-life), most people agree that taxpayers should not be forced to pay for it. A CNN poll from April 11, 2011 found that 61% of Americans […]
More and more each day there is growing evidence that there is a war on women, and abortion is the key weapon of choice. This study out of England lends a new angle: Study Suggests Link Between Domestic Violence, Abortions Researchers say 25 percent of women having abortions worldwide were victims of partner violence […]
Today the Wall Street Journal focuses on an ethical form of stem cell research that deserves more attention – cord blood. The blood within a newborn baby’s umbilical cord contains young stem cells that can renew themselves and become specialized. These cord blood stem cells have been proven in treatment to help replace damaged blood […]
In light of the Obama Administration arguing that even Catholic nuns are not religious enough to be granted an exception to their anti-conscience mandate it seems more and more that the solution lies with the U.S. Supreme Court as well as the U.S. Congress. As the cases continue we will continue to highlight some of […]
“Keep Calm and Carry On” and its many iterations have become ubiquitous across the Internet and our culture. I’ll admit, some of them I don’t really get. Don’t get me wrong, I love cupcakes, but “Keep Calm and Cupcake on?” We’ve become accustomed to so many different versions, that the origins of “Keep Calm and […]
With the New Year come new laws. If you live in Colorado you can now light up a doobie without fear of (local) arrest. For everyone a new IRS rule will treat automatic tips added to large parties as taxable wages, which could mean that automatic gratuity may go away altogether. In California transgendered kindergartners […]
It’s January, which means it’s a New Year (welcome 2014!), Sancity of Life Month, and just a few weeks from the March for Life. Last year, which marked 40 years of Roe v. Wade, saw an estimated crowd of 650,000 descend upon the Nation’s capital, just as the Marchers above in the 1970s sought to […]
Today is the first day of 2014 as well as marking 3 weeks out from the March for Life! Let’s resolve to redouble our efforts in working towards a culture of life where babies and mothers are protected from abortion. Your excitement to start off the year by attending the March for Life in […]
There are tons of end of the year lists out there. Here are a few (some off the beaten path): “The Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year” by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) “President Obama’s Top 10 Constitutional Violations Of 2013” – There would have been more but the poor guy was […]
How radical is President Obama’s mandate within his health care law that forces private companies to pay for sterilizations, abortifacients and contraception? The so-called exemptions don’t even cover a religious order of nuns! Under the President’s health care law, commonly known as Obamacare, all insurance plans must cover sterilizations, abortifacients and contraception. In what […]
2013 was not a bad year for pro-life forces though there is still so much to do. Here is a list of things to both keep an eye out for and to be aware of in the coming year: March for What? For over 40 years Washington has hosted the largest annual human rights […]
It is the end of the year, the traditional time for journalistic laziness lists. Here at March for Life our full name is the March for Life Education and Defense Fund – and as part of the edumacation side of things we have tried to talk about the basics on various pro-life issues and organizations. […]
In honor of the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ here are some random Biblical quotes on life in no particular order: “God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27) “Be fertile and multiply” (Genesis 1:28) “Behold, said he, […]
Every Christmas Eve as a child my siblings and I would gather around as my Dad read “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” This tradition has been shared by many a family since Clement Clarke Moore wrote the classic poem which was first published on this day in 1823. And it of course would not […]
For most pro-lifers the question if Planned Parenthood is harmful to children would be almost oxymoronic. Of course they are! However in the general public how well is it known that this supposedly benign corporation is far from benevolent when ti comes to women or children? As Rita Diller from American Life League points out […]
Alternative title: Washington State – where everyone is a little bit Husky I just got back from the great state of Washington and thought it would be a good time to do another in the series of profiles of pro-life organizations. This one, appropriately enough, is the Family Policy Institute of Washington (FPIW.) FPIW […]
It is the end of the year and time for Planned Parenthood’s partial report. The abortion giant tends to release this report right around Christmas time, usually in hopes that other news around the holidays will distract people from actually finding out what Planned Parenthood is all about – abortion. This year it is […]
The Obama Administration and their allies would like you to believe that the current fight is not over religious liberty but their definition of women’s health, which includes abortion. They try to tell you it is a “ban” – as if a private business refusing to pay for abortifacients means a person can’t privately pay […]
We’re 6 weeks away from the March for Life! It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm growing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as individuals and groups finalize their plans. We are so encouraged by the youthful, committed, and dedicated pro-life generation. Every Wednesday leading up to the March for Life on January 22, 2014, we’ll pull […]
Working in the pro-life movement I am blessed to work with a number of great allies – and I find more and more what makes a pro-life organization great is the people who work for it. Imagine, hundreds of thousands of people who are working themselves out of a job, and perfectly happy to do […]
From the Hill: Pro-life Groups: As you may recall, in an October 30 appearance before the Energy and Commerce Committee, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius agreed to provide a list of Obamacare plans indicating whether abortion is covered. Specifically, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) asked “Can you provide for the committee the list of insurers in […]
I invite you to keep the attention of everyone on the important issue of respect for human life from the moment of conception. – Pope Francis at the Rome March for Life, 2013 I continue to love the current pontiff, Pope Francis. This adoration continues even after hearing the liberal magazine Time (who knew they […]
It’s January 22, it is cold outside, it is the 41st anniversary of the horrific Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion and you are an elected Member of Congress. Instead of staying indoors writing thank you notes to Santa for all the presents he brought here are some ideas for how pro-life elected officials can […]
Asking if identical twins are cloning might seem odd. However for years a now retired Member of Congress (who should have known better) would occasionally argue with unsuspecting pro-lifers that identical twins and cloning are similar enough that human cloning should not be as taboo as it is. The word “clone” is not […]
For this day’s video respite we go to the year of 1997. Bill Clinton is inaugurated for his second term and actually bans any taxpayer funds going towards human cloning, In the United Kingdom the House of Commons votes for a total ban on handguns, in August Princess Diana of England dies in a car […]
No! Well that should settle it, however it is likely it will not. The pro-abortion lobby, perhaps emboldened by the advances in promoting abortion they achieved through President Obama’s own health care law, are insisting that abortion is an essential part of health care. During the campaign in 2008 Barack Obama saw abortion […]
When it comes to stem cell news you can use the best source is Family Research Council’s resident mad scientist, Dr. David Prentice (actually the only time I’ve ever really seen him mad is when reporters and actual mad scientists neglect to point out the differences between embryonic and ethical forms of research.) His latest […]
From a friend on the Hill: Pro-life Groups: Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) has issued a press statement (pasted below) pointing out yet another example of how insurance plans offered on Obamacare exchanges violate the principles of the Hyde amendment. In this case, the administration is also violating the Smith amendment with regard to insurance offered […]
This is an actual headline, from Time Magazine yesterday: “Calm Black Friday: Only 1 Death, 15 Injuries Attributed to Big Shopping Day.” As we’ve all watched over the past decades, consumerism gone wild has led to arguments, fights, stampedes, and tragically, many deaths on the Friday after Thanksgiving, when the drive to buy a […]
Want to do your Christmas shopping while also supporting the pro-life movement? Try some of these great deals. Here is some great reading: Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade by Clark Forsythe Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves by Helen Alvare Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime […]
What am I thankful for this year? That I have so many good and brilliant allies in the pro-life movement. Here is just a small sampling of some of the great work being done around the country on the pro-life front. Alliance Defending Freedom and Family Research Council have a new poll out regarding conscience. […]
If you have not seen the videos from Students for Life exposing the nonchalance of some pharmacists over distributing Plan B to minors, it is a horrendous condemnation of our culture. In the “Expose Plan B” campaign which depicts an older man (played by Erik Whittington, Director of Rock for Life) buying Plan B and […]
As you might already know the theme for the 2014 March for Life is adoption and this month is officially “National Adoption Month”, (as seen here as Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) proclaimed it for his great state) so now might be a good chance to look at some recent adoption news: Popular among […]
On the fiftieth anniversary of his death it is hard to avoid stories about John F. Kennedy (JFK) so I thought I would add another one. Most stories describe JFK as a devout Catholic, though most stories also highlight the former president’s extra-marital activities. The truth is during John F. Kennedy’s lifetime abortion was […]
One aspect of the train wreck that is commonly called Obamacare is the provision that allowed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, with the full support of President Barack Obama, to force companies and individuals to pay for and/or subsidize contraception, sterilizations and abortifacients. Obvious to all except for the pro-abortion crowd and […]
At the 1984 Mexico City Conference the Reagan Administration established the requirement that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) provide “concrete assurances that (it) is not engaged in, or does not provide funding for, abortions or coercive family planning programs.” Concern was highest over UNFPA’s activities in China’s coercive family planning practices. At the time […]
In the 1996 Treehouse of Horror episode of the Simpsons, two aliens, Kang and his sister Kudos, plan to take over the Earth by impersonating Bill Clinton and Bob Dole, the two presidential candidates of that year. At one point Kang, disguised as Bob Dole, in trying to please a divided crowd declares “abortions for […]
I had a substantive post for today planned, and then life took over. So you get more pro-life songs to get you through the weekend. The first one was sent to us after the last time we posted on pro-life songs. The song is “Can I Live?” by Nick Cannon from 2005. It is a […]
Earlier I wrote of a pro-life “rider” called the Mexico City Policy. But for those who are not up on legislative lingo the obvious question is “what exactly is a pro-life rider?” Here is my feeble attempt to elucidate (ding ding ding – word of the day!). For many years pro-life measures have been added […]
From a friend on the Hill: Pro-life Groups: As you know, finding out about abortion coverage on the exchanges or marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act is extremely difficult. In the 27 states that allow plans to cover elective abortion on the exchanges, it is almost impossible for consumers to identify whether or not […]
A lot of media is focused on President Obama repeatedly “misleading*” the American people that if they like their health insurance they can keep it. However that was not the only “untruth**” the President uttered to make sure his signature health care law got passed. To ensure the votes of Democrats who until Obamacare […]
Over the weekend the Democrats once more said they will continue their “War on Women” rhetoric with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz vowing to continue the mantra. I think this might be the first time Rep. Wasserman Schultz and I agree on something. There is a War on Women – what we disagree […]
While at Family Research Council I started to write some blogs to describe the pro-life provisions that must be renewed every budget year. With permission of the author I am going to try to finish that series here. The Mexico City policy was first implemented via a memorandum by President Reagan in 1984 at […]
Today Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) is scheduled to introduce the Senate version of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would protect most babies beginning at 20 weeks, or more than halfway through pregnancy. This is on the heels of about thirteen states already passing similar legislation (most recently Texas) and a number of states […]
In my various roles in the conservative movement one fear that has followed me from place to place is fear of mission creep. If I work at a “tax and spending group” doesn’t everything in DC involve some sort of taxing and spending? If I work at a “family” group don’t all issues ultimately affect […]
In today’s Health section of the Washington Post is a story on premature babies. While the author seems to at least try a balanced approach towards addressing the issue I sensed an undercurrent of suggesting that it would be best if these babies who are born premature were “taken care of” (read: aborted or left […]
Last week the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen “Whatever” Sebelius. During her testimony, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) asked Secretary Sebelius a question regarding the lack of transparency among health care plans sold on the new the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges and the fact that […]
Many believe culture is completely controlled by those with more liberal beliefs – not true! In many songs, be it intentional or not, one can find the beauty of standing up for life. Here are three of my favorites: First up, Marc Cohn’s ode to an unborn child: “The Things We’ve Handed Down” Next […]
As an update to an earlier blog post, thanks to a judge’s decision at least a dozen abortuaries in Texas aren’t going to be doing abortions today or for a while. This is a good thing: Opponents and supporters of an abortion bill demonstrated outside the Texas Capitol in July. The Associated Press Published: […]
Just in from a friend on the Hill: Yesterday, the D.C. HealthLink posted a new Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) clarifying which plans on the D.C. HealthLink will cover elective abortions and which ones will not. This information is consistent with information from other sources. The FAQ says: Question: Which health plans offered through DC […]
As much of the debate in DC the last few weeks has been either focused on the disastrous roll out of the health care law commonly known as Obamacare or instead on Conservative efforts of defunding said law. One thing that has not been getting the attention it deserves is the un-Constitutional mandate that the […]
As we speak Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee at a hearing titled “PPACA Implementation Failures: Answers from HHS” (Click here to watch the hearing). The hearing is to focus on the many issues that have become apparent since the “exchanges” or “marketplaces” established by the Affordable […]
Who can forget the drama this past summer when Democratic Texas State Senator (and now gubernatorial candidate) Wendy Davis “filibustered” against legislation that she and her out-of-state friends argued would oppress women and throw us back into the dark ages. The nefarious legislation in question basically did three things: Prohibited abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy […]
As most people who know me know, I am a not so closeted geek. Being conservative in the geek world is not easy. Aside from the stray Orson Scott Card it seems that most writers, artists, etc. are generally very liberal – and many of those push their liberal views in their product. Some issues […]
For today’s posting I am cheating a little and instead pointing to all the activity happening around the nation on the life issue. It is on the more local level we are seeing some great gains for the unborn, or in a state like California some disappointing setbacks. On the national level Americans United for […]
This month happens to be the “official” month for a number of things. It is National Pizza Month as well as redundantly being National Sausage Month and National American Cheese Month (scandalously there is no “National Pepperoni Month”). For my wife and her side of the family it is National Polish-American Heritage Month and […]
On this day in 1978 Karol Józef Wojtyła became Pope John Paul II. While I would like to say I remember the day clearly I do remember shortly after the death of Pope John Paul I my Catholic teacher asking my class of about twenty what name we thought the new Pope would take. Amazingly […]
When the Patient Protect and Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare” passed it included a gimmick that would ensure at least one plan in each state was a pro-life plan. As the exchanges have gone “live” this month, it has become evident that it is nearly impossible for individuals seeking exchange plans to identify […]
This term the Supreme Court is getting ready to hear a case, McCullen v. Coakle, which will seek to define if a can state ban pro-life speech outside abortion facilities while allowing pro-abortion speech. It will be interesting to see the arguments why praying or holding pro-life signs, on public property, are such a threat […]
When Nellie Gray held the first March for Life in 1974 I am sure she understood how important this March would be in the United States – but who knew she would be an inspiration to pro-lifers worldwide? The Paris March for Life (Marche pour la vie) is an annual demonstration held in late […]
On this day in 1916 eugenicist Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, with the help of her sister, Ethel Byrne in Brooklyn, New York. This first facility laid the groundwork for the creation of abortion giant Planned Parenthood, which has turned the willful killing of babies in the womb […]
As we countdown until the 2014 March for Life I thought I would try to post once a day an inspiring story, an interesting (to me at least) fact or just a random pro-life message, and to start out is one that came across my inbox this past weekend. In a story just starting […]
Back in the early 1990’s President Bill Clinton (D) and his wife Hillary tried to hide their hardcore abortion on demand at all stages beliefs behind a mantra of “safe, legal and rare.” Decades later this slogan was exposed with the pro-abortion communities turning a blind eye to the butchering of Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell. […]
Congressman Christopher Smith (R-NJ), joined by Reps. Dianne Black (R-Tenn.), Dan Lipinski (D-Mich.) and many others, introduced the “Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act” (H.R. 3279) yesterday to address how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), more well known as ObamaCare, currently mandates that insurance companies that are part of the law’s state exchanges […]
On Tuesday, September 10, along with Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX-36), the Radiance Foundation, the National Council for Adoption and Alliance Defending Freedom, the March for Life Education and Defense Fund co-hosted a briefing on adoption titled: Promoting the Adoption Option – Myths, Obstacles and Solutions. Below is a summary of some of the social media […]
One year ago on August 13, 2012, Nellie Gray, foundress of the March for Life and pioneer of the pro-life movement, went home to be with God. On this, the first anniversary of her death, the March for Life is inviting local pro-lifers to join us for a mass in her memory at the Blessed […]
I believe that Notre Dame is a very pro-life campus! Unfortunately, Notre Dame is often pinned as being “not pro-life” because the University, unfortunately, gave an honorary degree to the most pro-abortion President in the history of the United States, Barack Obama.
The Power of Social Media It is no secret that the pro-life stance is not looked at favorably by the main stream media. Consider simply the fact that most outlets require reporters to never use terms such as “pro-life” but rather use the negative language of “anti-abortion rights.”
After a great Easter with my family last week, I boarded the bus in Newark, New Jersey, to make the four-hour trip back to Washington, D.C. As I was trying to mind my own business, and get some reading in before the sun set, I couldn’t help but overhear a conversation between a few college […]
Life Principles These Life Principles express the ideals motivating pro-life Americans and indicate the purpose of The January 22 March for Life We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all human beings are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among which is the right to life; and Therefore […]
Motivational speaker, and Catholic writer, Matthew Kelly, always tells his audience “Do not say am I too old; do not say I am too young.” He then goes into a list of extremely successful people whose fruitfulness began at both very young and old ages alike. His message is, simply:
A disproportionate number of developing babies with a disability are not given a fighting chance to live; 9 out of 10 pre-born babies with a serious disability are aborted. This is a tragedy. While it is true that having a disability is not easy, and caring for those with disabilities comes with challenges, studies show […]
In an effort to continue building a culture of life year round, the March for Life would like to highlight different groups and organizations that work to build a culture of life in many different ways.
While the March for Life is a non-sectarian organization, we are unabashedly grateful to Pope Benedict for his ongoing advocacy for life and the dignity of the human person at all stages throughout his priesthood and his pontificate! In his honor today we share a few of our favorite B16 quotes related to building a […]