There were more groundbreaking moments than levels of Candy Crush but here are 13 of our favorites.
1. Americans march for life in DC and in state capitals nationwide to mark 40 years since Roe v. Wade.
2. TIME Magazine takes notice of pro-life successes since 1973 with this cover story in January.
3. The Latest CDC Report Showed 3.1% Drop in Abortions.
According to the CDC’s “Abortion Surveillance,” there were 765,651 abortions reported to the government agency by state health departments for 2010. What we do see with the latest report is a drop of 3.1% from the totals of 2009, which were already a drop of 4.6% from the 2008 surveillance report.
4. The trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell drew attention to the cruelty of late abortions and the abuses of the abortion industry.
In May, Gosnell was convicted of 3 counts of first-degree murder and 1 count of involuntary manslaughter.
5. Pro-life advocates worked overtime to advance pro-life bills in 2013.
6. Including landmark legislation to protect unborn babies capable of feeling pain.
On the state level: Arkansas, North Dakota and Texas.
7. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed the US House.
8. And was then introduced in the US Senate by Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Pictured: NRLC’s David O’Steen, Darla St. Martin and President Carol Tobias with Sen. Lindsey Graham.
9. The 43rd annual National Right to Life Convention was held in Dallas, Texas.
Speakers included Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, Attorney Gen. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Reggie Littlejohn, Wesley Smith, O. Carter Snead and Chet McDoniel.
10. That same week, Gov. Perry called for a special legislative session to pass the Texas Preborn Pain Bill (HB 2).
(A previous attempt to pass the bill failed after the notorious filibuster by pro-abortion state Sen. Wendy Davis.)
Abortion proponents were not so happy.
They issued death threats against pro-life lawmakers and brought jars of fecal matter to the Texas Capitol.
And everyone was all like this.
11. In the end, the bill passed and pro-life advocates scored a major legislative victory!
12. Pro-life youth were mobilized with the Life and Leadership Camp Initiative.
Pictured: Camp Joshua in Virginia.
13. With its disastrous roll-out, the pro-abortion Obama health care law hit new lows in public opinion polls.
By an overwhelming margin, 55% of voters believe Obamacare is bad for the country versus only 35% who believe the law is good for the country. (Rasmussen, Nov. 2013)
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It came in like a wrecking ball.
In conclusion, an epic year for life. Join us in standing for life in 2014!