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Life Advocacy believes restoration of America’s culture of Life will be achieved only through a better informed electorate. The public’s supposed support for the anti-life agendas of readily available abortions, utilitarian medical experimentation and quality-of-life approaches to disability, stems largely from misperceptions about the radical nature both of the so-called “pro-choice,” biotech and right-to-die lobbies and of current laws on abortion and medical decision-making in America.

Average citizens are deceived because the anti-Life lobbies and their media accomplices have effectively clouded the true issues. Restoring justice and mercy to our nation’s laws requires a change of mind, along with a change of heart.

The most certain way to change minds is relentless truth telling through strategic rhetoric and appeal.


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Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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Abortion is not health care. Here is what it is.


In the Wake of the Dobbs ruling

June 25, 2022

The Supreme Court has acted at long last to overturn the Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey rulings that have thwarted the will of the American people and undermined the very fabric of our heritage. We are thankful.

The abortion issue now moves from the courts to the state legislatures, where it belonged all along. Now is the time for all pro-life candidates to be especially prepared for the ensuing debate, equipped with the facts and truth inherent in simply standing “for life.”

At the same time, we are mindful that a huge cartel has been built around Roe’s legalization of the killing of developing human babies. We call on America’s pro-life candidates to educate themselves, do the homework, and practice stating and defending their positions in front of strangers. Candidates should learn how to distinguish themselves from their opponents on the legislative initiatives designed to protect vulnerable mothers and babies.

We urge careful word choice in expressing truths underlying the abortion debate. The right words will assist voters “on the fence” to recognize which candidate favors the right to Life and embraces virtues still admired by Americans. Candidates who claim to be “pro-choice” are actual advocates for killing unborn children. Abortion, after all, is not health care.


Get Ready!

Jan. 22, 2022, commentary by Penny Pullen, president, Life Advocacy Resource Project

             While the Supreme Court mulls its upcoming ruling in the Dobbs case reviewing the constitutionality of Mississippi’s post-15-week abortion ban, pro-life citizens – particularly those involved in pro-life advocacy or ministry organizations – are contemplating (or should be) the impact the Court’s ruling will have on society and on their own work.

             Based on history, it is important for all of us to do that, for the questions and comments of the Justices during the Dobbs oral arguments December 1 suggest a majority on the high court will – at the least – conclude that the Mississippi statute can stand. Beyond that, it is, as many observers have stated, entirely possible that a majority of the Justices will go so far as to vacate the 1973 Roe v. Wade opinion that upended America’s jurisprudential embrace of the right to life of all human beings, born and unborn.

             Much as we long for that outcome, we need to face the expected late-June Dobbs ruling not just as cause for celebration (ranging from modest to jubilant) but as a time when America will be shaken up as a result. There are two camps in the abortion wars, after all. It is critical that the pro-life side gear up, for the abortion cartel most surely are doing that even now. Why do I think this? Because of what I observed (and experienced) the last time the abortion lobby feared Roe was going down.

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Truth to Power

March 25, 2020, Wall Street Journal op-ed by Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL)

            The morning after I narrowly lost my Congressional seat in last week’s Illinois Democratic Primary, I decided to make a public statement and answer questions from the press. With the current wretched state of political discourse, I felt it important to be gracious in defeat.

            One adviser said that I should focus on what our team accomplished for my constituents on transportation, the environment, jobs and quality of life. That was tempting; I am proud of our legacy. But a friend told me to be prepared for one question: “Looking back, would you have done anything different?” Abortion advocacy groups poured millions into my opponent’s campaign. If I had simply changed my position on abortion, there probably wouldn’t have been a contest. Abortion proponents wanted to hear me express regret about sticking with my pro-life beliefs.

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Leftists resurrecting ‘Equal Rights Amendment’ to make US Constitution pro-abortion

LifeSiteNews

By Bob Marshall | November 7, 2019

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) proponents have been misleading the public about the purpose and consequences of the ERA for close to 50 years!

Their current three-state ERA ratification ruse is a revolutionary act on the part of progressives to place the legal authority for the killing of unborn children into our Constitution, and not to simply rely on the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions. In fact, at a shadow hearing on the ERA on June 6, 2018, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, said:

We cannot trust the Supreme Court not to go back. What the Supreme Court giveth, the Supreme can taketh away[.] … [W]e are worried now that another Supreme Court nominee might overturn Roe v. Wade.

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‘Small percentage’? More than 11,000 babies who could potentially have survived were aborted in a year

Live Action News

By Carole Novielli | October 11, 2019

The abortion lobby and its media friends diminish late abortions as “only a few” or a “small percentage” of abortions while further downplaying thousands of abortions committed at or after 21 weeks, when the preborn baby might be potentially viable. Live Action News previously documented that abortions committed into the second and third trimesters totaled over 100,000 in 2017 alone. According to both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Guttmacher Institute, abortions committed at 21 weeks or greater represent 1.3% of all reported abortions.

When the media discusses this percentage, however, they make it seem insignificant. So why isn’t that same or similar percentage insignificant when discussing other U.S. deaths, such as those from gun violence, alcohol-induced causes, or suicide?

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This abortionist realized he was doing Nazi work, never killed another baby

Live Action News

By Nancy Flanders | September 17, 2019

‘After a year of performing the abortions … it came to me that I was doing the same thing. I was doing exactly the same thing.’

As New Zealand moves to decriminalize abortion, two videos by a former abortionist are gaining a lot of attention. In one of the videos, he explains the second-trimester surgical abortion known as a D&E. In the other, he shares his pro-life conversion story, in which he had a realization about the Holocaust and abortion.

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Fighting Assisted Suicide, Jersey Style

BreakPoint

By John Stonestreet | August 26, 2019

New Jersey is the ninth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. According to the state’s Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, attending physicians can “write a prescription for medication that would enable a qualified terminally ill patient to end his or her life.”

The Act defines “terminally ill” as “the terminal stage of an irreversibly fatal illness, disease, or condition with … a life expectancy of six months or less.” Only the “physician who has primary responsibility for the care of a patient and treatment of a patient’s terminal disease,” may write the life-ending prescription.

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Abby Johnson: Planned Parenthood isn’t about health care, it’s about abortion – That’s why I quit

Fox News

By Abby Johnson | July 28, 2019

Planned Parenthood ousts president amid ‘differences’
Dr. Leana Wen, the first physician to lead Planned Parenthood in nearly 50 years, is out of a job less than a year after she took over; Garrett Tenney reports.

I am not prone to shedding tears or being overly emotional. I prefer to use my innate sarcasm and wit instead of crying when emotion hits harder than I expect. But when I read Dr. Leana Wen’s tweet about being shoved out of Planned Parenthood, where she served as president, I cried.

Tears seemed like an appropriate response as I stood in solidarity with Wen. I was reminded of my own loss of security and friendships when I left Planned Parenthood 10 years ago.

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The Unborn’s Transcendent Right to Life: A Personal Letter to the Pro-Life Movement from President Ronald Reagan

Reprinted from National Right to Life News, Oct. 11, 1984, Page One

As America looks forward to the second half of the 1980s and beyond, our Nation faces a clear political choice. Two very different views about America – who we are and what we can become – are competing to lead our great country into the future.

I think that Americans involved in the noble work of the pro-life movement will agree that the difference between those competing views is no more striking than on the tragic issue of abortion.

Recently, some of our political opponents have tried to further their cause by belatedly assuming the mantle of traditional family values. They talk about family, about concern for less fortunate Americans. And they portray themselves as the “party of compassion.”

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The Tragedy in ‘Reproductive Technology’

LifeSiteNews

By Katy Faust | February 5, 2019

Between its extreme abortion bill and the governor’s racist photos, the state of Virginia has been headlining the news. But in the midst of the media frenzy, proposed changes to its parenthood laws were approved in the Virginia House today. Before my tweetstorm about it last night, #HB1979 had only a handful of tags. But it deserves serious attention because it turns children into products, all in the name of “progress.”

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New York’s new abortion law has pricked consciences…and awakened gruesome abortion defenders

LifeSiteNews

By Jonathan Van Maren | January 29, 2019

Not since the Center for Medical Progress videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts has there been so much widespread outrage against abortion. Despite New York State’s already-liberal abortion regime – feticide was permitted up until 24 weeks – Governor Andrew Cuomo hailed the recent passage of the so-called “Reproductive Health Act,” which essentially allows abortion up until birth by adding “health,” a term that is nearly always used to rubber-stamp all abortions, as a justification for any late-term abortion. Cheering and a standing ovation greeted the passage of the bill, and Cuomo ordered New York landmarks lit up in pink to celebrate the expansion of abortion.

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The Scandal of Cuomo and New York’s Horrific Abortion Law

Human Life International

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet | January 28, 2019

Gov. Cuomo Terms Unadulterated Evil “Light” & “Progress”

I can’t imagine a more horrible irony. On Tuesday, January 22, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered that the spire of the One World Trade Center be lit pink. The reason why? To celebrate the passage of a new law that radically liberalizes abortion in New York State – in some cases allowing abortion up until the moment of birth, permitting non-doctors to perform abortions, and removing recognition of preborn babies older than 24 weeks as potential homicide victims.

The new One World Trade Center is built on the same ground where thousands of innocent Americans – including eleven unborn babies – lost their lives on 9/11. The new building is supposed to stand as a symbol of America’s resilience in the face of evil, a memorial to those who lost their lives. Yards away from the building, the 9/11 memorial explicitly honors the “unborn child” of each of those eleven pregnant women who died on that infamous day.

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Video on Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Scandal – “PROFIT”

Undercover video footage released by The Center for Medical Progress shows medical directors and executives from the top leadership of Planned Parenthood admitting the abortion business trades baby body parts for money and indicating the profit motive undergirding these illicit sales. To date, Planned Parenthood has offered no convincing explanation for the money that has poured into its affiliates from fetal tissue procurement companies like StemExpress, which performs the work of fetal tissue collection yet still pays abortion clinics per harvested part.

Planned Parenthood’s recent assurances that it has ceased accepting payment for fetal tissue are an admission of guilt and a last-ditch effort to avoid scrutiny for these indefensible transactions. As Congress, the Health and Human Services Department, and numerous state and local law enforcement agencies continue to investigate Planned Parenthood’s barbaric abortion and baby body parts business, this footage is a clear reminder of why there is a broad public mandate for the investigations to continue and for public money to be reassigned from Planned Parenthood to ethical, mainstream medical organizations.


Dr. Coburn Gives Tribute to His Chief of Staff, Michael Schwartz

Note: At the time of this speech to the U.S. Senate, Michael Schwartz was chief of staff to Sen. Tom Coburn MD. He was the founding editor of Life Advocacy Briefing in 1994. We will always be grateful to the Lord for our friendship with Mike and for his inestimable value to the development and eventual victory of the American campaign to restore the right to life. Mr. Schwartz passed away Saturday, February 3, 2013.