Why Are We Marching in Richmond?

 

In a little over a week, thousands of pro-life Virginians will come together to rally and March for Life at the state capitol in Richmond.

Just two months ago, Delegate Kathy Tran (D-VA-42) was asked in a legislative hearing if her bill HB 2491 would allow for abortion even when a woman is about to give birth and is showing signs of going into labor.

She answered:

“My bill would allow that, yes.”

Watch the exchange in this powerful video from the Radiance Foundation:

 

Will you join us at the first official Virginia March for Life to reject this type of abortion
extremism in Virginia?

Your voice is needed!

We look forward to seeing you at the Virginia March for Life on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

 

>>>> Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page with more details on parking and information about the event. Click HERE for the FAQs.

One month until the Virginia March for Life!

 

Today is one month until the Virginia March for Life!

Will you be there?

On April 3, 2019 – the Veto Day of the state legislature session – we will hold the first annual official Virginia March for Life.

It’s critical that every pro-life Virginian make a stand for life at the Virginia March for Life.

What can you do?

1. RSVP to the Virginia March for Life HERE.

2. SHARE on Facebook with your friends and family to help us spread the word!

We have also updated our Frequently Asked Questions page with more details and information about the event. Click HERE for the FAQs.

Please join The March for Life, The Family Foundation, The Virginia Catholic Conference, the Virginia Society for Human Life and other pro-life groups at the Virginia March for Life on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to reject abortion extremism.

We hope to see you there!

March for Life, Partnered with The Family Foundation, the Virginia Catholic Conference and the Virginia Society for Human Life, Announce Virginia March for Life

 

March for Life, Partnered with The Family Foundation, the Virginia Catholic Conference and the Virginia Society for Human Life, Announce Virginia March for Life

First ever official Virginia March for Life to take place in Richmond on April 3rd, 2019

 

RICHMOND, Va. – March for Life is excited to partner with The Family Foundation, Virginia Catholic Conference and the Virginia Society for Human Life to organize the first ever official Virginia March for Life on April 3rd, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. Marchers will rally at the state capital to call for an end to pro-abortion extremism in the state.

“As a fellow Virginian I am delighted that we will partner with such strong pro-life, pro-family organizations to help plan and initiate the first Virginia March for Life. We will bring together and mobilize countless pro-life Virginians who are appalled by the past few weeks’ pro-abortion activity in their beloved state,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Defense and Education Fund. “Given such an extreme pro-abortion agenda, it is imperative for all of us to stand together for the rights of the unborn. Every human life should be valued and protected.”

The Virginia March for Life will start with a rally at 11am ET, followed by a march at 12pm ET. More details, including a list of speakers, to be announced soon.

Learn more at  virginiamarchforlife.org .

 

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Did You See These Pictures?

As we head into 2019, let’s never lose sight of the purpose for why we do what we do – why we march.

We march to end abortion so that the beauty and dignity of every life is valued and protected.

Every human – from the moment of conception – is unique and worthy of love.

Our top posts on Facebook and Instagram in 2018 beautifully communicate this message!

Choosing life changes the course of our future.

We hope you will join us in 2019 as we continue to march towards ending abortion!

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.

Why Do We March?

 

It was an honor to attend the swearing-in ceremony at the White House on Monday evening for our newest Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh.

As you know, the Supreme Court plays a critical role in pro-life policy and has for decades. The horrific Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton cases in 1973 are the very reason the March for Life first began on January 22, 1974.

For 45 years, we have been marching with the mission to end abortion by uniting, educating, and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square.

>>>> Will you join us at the 2019 March for Life?

With the contentious Supreme Court confirmation behind us and the midterm elections ahead, it’s easy to get caught up in the heightened political climate.

Let me be clear – it’s incredibly important that pro-life Americans advocate for pro-life public policy and participate in elections!

>>>> Make sure you are registered to vote!

However, it’s so important to remember that the cause of life is bigger than the Supreme Court and elections.

That’s why our vision at the March for Life is a world where the beauty and dignity of every human life are valued and protected.

Ending abortion in America will take the effort of every single pro-life person. We can’t put our hope in just one politician, judge, or piece of legislation. Each of us must commit to making a difference for the pro-life cause.

And it all starts at the March for Life.

The March for Life has grown to the largest human rights demonstration in the world – and we need YOU there on January 18, 2019 to be a voice for life.

>>>> Join us at the 2019 March for Life!

Together we march to end abortion, and we will.

Kavanaugh Hearings Analysis

 

Judge Kavanaugh will make a great justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, just like President Trump’s first appointment, Neil Gorsuch.

>>>> Contact your Senators today to urge them to vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh!

 

A graduate of Yale College and Law School, Judge Kavanaugh currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was confirmed by a bipartisan majority for that position in 2006. Thirteen of his written opinions on cases have been endorsed by Supreme Court decisions.

In addition to his professional qualifications, Kavanaugh has spent most of his career serving the public; he volunteers to serve meals to the homeless, tutors at an elementary school, and coaches his daughter’s basketball team. He also serves as a regular lector at his parish.

The Judiciary hearings that concluded last week demonstrated that Judge Kavanaugh is exceptionally qualified for the role of Supreme Court justice and will no doubt serve as a fair, independent judge who will remain faithful to the Constitution.

During the hearings, Kavanaugh stated, “My only loyalty is to the Constitution. I have made that clear, I am an independent judge.”

This makes pro-abortion politicians and the abortion industry very worried.

The hearings were interrupted by yelling pro-abortion protesters over 100 times and 70 people were arrested on the first day. Plus, Planned Parenthood released a six figure ad campaign against Kavanaugh on the first day of hearings.

So, what will Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court actually mean for the pro-life movement?

>>>> Watch our Facebook Live discussion with March for Life Action President Tom McClusky and Elizabeth Slattery, a legal fellow with the Heritage Foundation.

This will be an intense confirmation battle, and every pro-life American must have their voice heard!

Please take a moment to contact your Senators today to support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

What a Week!

 

Protestors.

False statistics.

Twelve hour days of questioning.

It’s been quite a week for Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court! You can read our March for Life updates HERE.

>>>> Please take a moment TODAY to urge your Senators to support the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh!

The final day of hearings concludes Friday.

One thing has been clear this week – Judge Kavanaugh will make an excellent addition to the U.S. Supreme Court, like President Trump’s first appointment, Neil Gorsuch.

>>> Please take a moment to contact your Senators today to support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Thank you for making your voice heard on this important Supreme Court battle!

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.