The U.S. Senate held a hearing today on the Women’s Health Protection Act – a pretty-sounding name for an awful bill that would roll back years of pro-life laws that sought to save the lives of preborn children and protect their mothers.
Would you give birth where a woman was having an abortion in the next room? One “full-spectrum” women’s facility in Buffalo, New York, is shepherding patients through that exact scenario, according to the New York Times.
Anyone who remembers pro-life activity last summer will recall the battle of getting HB 2 passed successfully and signed into law – Wendy Davis, pink sneakers, Planned Parenthood buses, protests in Austin, filibusters, and ultimately victory.
Standing up for what you believe in isn’t always easy. Sometimes something unexpected happens, and it’s at that moment you will decide whether or not to change course or continue on. This Monday, our team received a phone call from one of our 17 year-old high school leaders in Alabama who faced that moment this weekend.
Last night, a pro-life display at the University of Miami was vandalized by fellow students. With graduation nearing, UM Respect Life created graduation cap cut outs to show students just how many 2014 graduates are missing because of abortion. They set up the graduation caps along a prominent sidewalk on campus along with signs explaining their meaning.
When you are working or volunteering in the pro-life movement day in and day out, we can easily get consumed by the big picture and lose sight of what is happening every day in the nation’s abortion mills. Working in the pro-life movement can sometimes make us too immune to the killing. We worry about money, politics, and metrics and we get bummed by our lack of sleep and time away from family.
This morning, Wednesday April 16th, a pro-life “Cemetery of the Innocents” was torn down and thrown in the trash at the University of Washington. Although the event was approved at the very last minute by the school administration, students set-up the flags in their approved, high-traffic area to memorialize the victims of abortion. The pro-life group on campus, “Students for Human Life” hosted the display.
In the midst of all that our team is fighting for on campuses right now - the right to establish pro-life clubs, hold events and stop taxpayer money from unfairly promoting abortion - it can be hard to keep our eye on the ball.
Just this week Students for Life of America was on the University of Michigan campus with our “What Has Roe Done For Us?” display, educating and dialoging with students about how abortion exploits and harms women, only to find out that the university is apparently endorsing a different message to their students.