Victory!

In a huge win for pro-life high school student Angelique Clark, her school district in Las Vegas has finally recognized her right to start a Students for Life club!

Angelique initially came to Students for Life of America to ask for help because she had been denied by her school administration to start a pro-life club. The reasons they gave her were ridiculous: that there are more qualified people than a 16-year-old to talk about abortion and that pro-choice students would feel left out.

SFLA brought in our attorneys at the Thomas More Society, who send a demand letter last spring to the school, informing them of Angelique’s rights to have a club. The school never even responded. So last month, Angelique and the Thomas More Society filed the first ever lawsuit against a school to make sure that a pro-life student’s free speech rights were honored.

To read more about the case, go here.

SFLA is so proud of Angelique for her courage and thankful to our attorneys at the Thomas More Society for making sure that a voice for life will be heard at Angelique’s high school in Las Vegas.

If you have had trouble starting a Students for Life club at your school, we can help! Email us at legalhelp@studentsforlife.org.

#WomenBetrayed National Day of Student Action

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The recent undercover videos of Planned Parenthood are sickening. It is horrifying to watch Planned Parenthood abortionists and staff casually discuss the harvesting and sale of the body parts of aborted babies and to see them picking through a pie dish identifying little arms and legs, hearts, kidneys and livers that can be sold.

Over the past month, many of us have been engaged in local and national protests of Planned Parenthood, we’ve called our Members of Congress, and we’ve taken part in promoting these ghastly videos to our friends and family via our social media networks.

But the school year has started and that means Planned Parenthood is back doing what they do best — recruiting our generation on campuses for their sick create-a-customer business cycle. They know that if they reach students, especially new students, at the beginning of the year and build a relationship with them, they are going to have repeat customers for their dangerous and faulty contraception-STD test/treatment-abortion cycle.

So, how do we reach Planned Parenthood’s would-be customers before they do?

Two words: Pro-Life Students

Your Students for Life group is literally the only line of defense our movement has to protect women and children from our nation’s largest abortion vendor.

There’s an old saying that goes like this: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Women have been betrayed by Planned Parenthood long enough. It’s time for the pro-life generation to show women how much we care about them and tell them the truth about Planned Parenthood.

For our September Event-in-a-Box, Students for Life of America and the National Pro-Life Chalk Day are asking every Students for Life group across the nation to participate in the September 24th #WomenBetrayed: National Day of Student Action.

Here’s What We Need You To Do Now:

  • E-mail the Students for Life of America Team and request the special order code for your FREE September Event-in-a-Box: #WomenBetrayed: National Day of Student Action.
    • If you are a student in CA, AZ, or NV, please contact Emily Wilkinson.
    • If you are a student in OR, WA, ID, MT, or AK, please contact Lisa Atkins.
    • If you are student in CO, NM, WY, UT, or IA, please contact Lo Castillo.
    • If you are a student in MI, IN, or OH, please contact R.J. McVeigh.
    • If you are a student in VA, MD, DC, PA, or DE, please contact Michele Hendrickson.
    • If you are a student in KY, TN, or WV, please contact Alejandro Capote.
    • If you are a student in VT, CT, NH, MA, RI or ME, please contact Jane Riccardi.
    • If you are a student in NE, KS, IL, MO, SD, or ND, please contact Reagan Nielsen.
    • If you are a student in OK or TX, please contact Katie Martin.
    • If you are a student in NY or NJ, please contact Keri Landeche.
    • If you are a student in a state not listed, contact Kassie Booker.
  • Plan a meeting with your group right now to discuss how you are going to take over your campus on Thursday, September 24th with the pro-life narrative with flyers, postcards, and sidewalk chalk.
  • Read below to see what the Kit will contain, how to use it, and educational facts for you and your group members.

What’s in the Kit We Will Ship to You:

  • “Did You Know?” Flyers
  • “We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood” Flyers
  • “Myth Busted: Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Do Mammograms” Flyers
  • “Defund PP” Flyers
  • Sample Letters to the Editor for your School Newspaper
  • 50 Planned Parenthood Project Postcards
  • Sidewalk Chalk Kit and Suggested Slogans to Chalk on Campus

How to Use the Kit:

We want you to let your campus know that the pro-life movement cares about women and that there are better options for them than Planned Parenthood. We don’t want the words “Planned Parenthood cares about women” to ever be said again.

There are 4 sets of flyers in the box: The first set is designed to help you educate your campus about the the #PPSellsBabyParts Scandal.  The second set of flyers shows your campus that there are better alternative health centers than Planned Parenthood, letting women know that there are other resources available to them. The third set makes the case for why Planned Parenthood should be defunded. And the fourth set exposes the common myth that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms. Post the flyers all over campus, pass them out in common areas, or set up a table with the Planned Parenthood Project postcards. But don’t stop there!

Personalize our sample letter to the editor to call your school newspaper to action. Next, grab your chalk and use the suggested slogans from National Pro-Life Chalk Day included in your kit to spread the message about Planned Parenthood’s corrupt business. Find a highly trafficked area and write your slogans in big and colorful letters. You can find out more about National Pro-Life Chalk Day by clicking here.  

It is time to re-brand Planned Parenthood as a clinic that does not care about women or babies but uses them for profit. When you’re finished, no one on your campus will be able to ignore the pro-life message!

(For college only) Our Regional Coordinators (RC) will be touring college campuses the months of October and November with our Planned Parenthood Project display. Contact your RC to see how you can bring the Planned Parenthood Project to your school!

Here’s What You Need to Know:

Read this blog to learn how to answer the most common objections by Planned Parenthood supporters – http://studentsforlife.org/how-to-answer-planned-parenthood-supporters/

Videos to Watch:

Please check out these 5 videos about Planned Parenthood that explain how Planned Parenthood are betraying this generation.

  • What if Planned Parenthood was Defunded? – Cecile Richards claims that Planned Parenthood is necessary for “medically under-served communities” like Lancaster, PA. But we did a little research on what was really available to women. Watch and see what we found! 
  • Fungibility: The Planned Parenthood Method – We often hear the claim, “but our tax dollars don’t go to abortions when we give to Planned Parenthood. It is used for other services.” This video explains how money given to Planned Parenthood is money given to abortion. Period. 
  • How to Double Dip: The Planned Parenthood Method – Planned Parenthood claims that they are only charging organ buyers the costs associated with the procedures. But, aren’t women already paying for that when they are charged for the abortion? Watch this video to find out how Planned Parenthood is double dipping. 
  • Planned Parenthood’s 3% Abortion Myth – In their latest annual report, Planned Parenthood claims that only 3% of their services are abortion. But taking a closer look, we found that number to be incredibly misleading. Watch this video to find out how Planned Parenthood’s 3% claim is a complete myth
  • Abortion. No Matter What: The Planned Parenthood Project – We know that Planned Parenthood’s business is abortion, not care. This video explains Planned Parenthood’s corrupt business strategy to profit off of women in need. 

Here are the numbers you need to know:

In 2013, the last year data from Planned Parenthood had made available:

  • The average price for an abortion at Planned Parenthood was $451.
  • Planned Parenthood performed over 327,653 abortions, which equals 897 per day.
  • Planned Parenthood, a non-profit organization, posted a total revenue of more than $1 billion dollars.
  • Planned Parenthood provided only 1 adoption referral for every 174 abortions.

In addition, former employees have proven that Planned Parenthood requires their employees to meet abortion quotas, meaning they have to sell a certain amount of abortions every month.

Further, since 2009:

  • Planned Parenthood’s contraceptive services have dropped by 7%, and their cancer screening and prevention services have dropped by 50%.
  • Planned Parenthood has performed over 1.9 million abortions.
  • And their U.S. taxpayer funding has increased by 46%.

Dispelling the great myth:

Planned Parenthood claims to provide essential health services. However, there are more than 9,000 taxpayer-funded community health centers that provide everything that Planned Parenthood provides for women and more, minus abortions.  You can go to http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ to locate center nearest you.

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and free Community Clinics are a BETTER option for women than Planned Parenthood.

  • They offer services to all persons regardless of the person’s ability to pay, and, unlike Planned Parenthood they provide “comprehensive primary care services”
  • There are more than 9,000 FQHCs and community health care clinics across the United States.(Planned Parenthood only has 669 locations.)
  • In every Congressional bill that has been proposed to defund Planned Parenthood, legislators proposed redirecting Planned Parenthood earmarked money to these FQHCs and community clinics so they can serve more.

Additional Information:

Don’t forget. You can request a free training with a SFLA team member on “Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Business” anytime.

My neighbor is abusing his child. But it’s okay, though. Here’s why.

By R.J. McVeigh, Great Lakes Regional Director and SFLA Apologetics Director.

You can imagine my shock. About a month ago, a saw a post on social media from a friend in my neighborhood, Laura, claiming that the father in the house 3 houses down from me, Marcus, is brutally beating his 4 year old son in rage. At first, I didn’t believe it. Laura has always hated Marcus for no good reason and has been out to get him any way she can. But then, she claimed she had an audio recordings proving Marcus is beating his son. Suddenly, all sorts of people on social media started sharing her posts, and the story even made it on local news. It became a local frenzy, and I couldn’t go 5 minutes on Facebook without seeing something about it.

I haven’t actually listened to the recordings. Because I don’t want to dignify the propaganda with my attention, especially if it is from such a biased source. And because I know Marcus – he’s a friend and I trust him. But eventually, Marcus responded to the accusations; and I was shocked again when he admitted the recordings were true! I couldn’t believe it! But then he explained further, and I began to feel a lot better:

He said he isn’t beating his son out of rage – he’s beating his son out of love and care. Because, you see, Marcus is a physical therapist. He helps people heal and rehabilitate when they are injured. When he injures his son, he studies the way his body heals itself back together. He takes notes of the way the blood in his bruises clots. He tests the motion and orientation of the bones as they fuse back together. He does this all so he can be a better physical therapist to his other patients. He explained that he’s even made some huge breakthroughs for physical therapy as a result of his studies.

Marcus’ explanation made me feel a lot better. I was so happy to hear about this great, healing work he was doing. And it turns out that I was right to have been skeptical of the source of these recordings. Marcus explained that the audio recordings of him beating his son had been altered by adjusting the volume at particular points to make it sound worse. He said it doesn’t sound like rage when the volume is lower – and that makes a lot of sense to me.

The Marcus haters kept at it, though. Even though they started producing more and more recordings of Marcus, I started to tune them out. They were just trying to use the recordings as a political stunt to pass stricter laws against child abuse.

The real outrage about the whole situation is Laura’s dishonesty. Secretly recording a physical therapist who just wants to help people is outrageous and deceiving. Nothing can justify that.

Look – I don’t like child abuse. But the truth is, child abuse is going to happen. It has been proven that laws against child abuse do not stop it from happening. Child abuse still happens every day in every country of the world. Since it is going to happen whether we want it to or not, it might as well be done by those like Marcus who can use it for research to help people heal. This research is key to unlocking life-saving methods of rehabilitation that physical therapists around the world can use. Marcus is a hero, and he is there for people in need.

The good of the research outweighs the bad done to Marcus’ son, Emmett. Afterall, he’s just another boy.

That’s why I #StandWithMarcus.

…Except that’s not true. I don’t #StandWithMarcus. Marcus is made-up and doesn’t exist. But if he did, I would think his actions are despicable, and I would do everything in my power to stop him. Would you #StandWithMarcus?

Would it change anything if Marcus is named Planned Parenthood? Would you #StandWithPP?

#WOMENBETRAYED TO RALLY IN DC URGING CONGRESS TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN BUDGET

Following a historic month of rallies and protests against Planned Parenthood stemming from undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood abortionists haggling over the price of aborted baby parts and skirting abortion laws, Students for Life of America (SFLA) and Pro-Life Future (PLF) will host a #WomenBetrayed rally and press conference in Washington, DC on Thursday, September 10th to urge Congress to defund the abortion giant in this year’s budget.

“Planned Parenthood’s back is up against the wall as they have been struggling to explain how they aren’t profiting off of selling the body parts of the babies they abort every day,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “Pro-life groups have been trying to defund Planned Parenthood of taxpayer dollars for years. This year, Republican leadership can make sure it happens.”

The #WomenBetrayed rally will feature GOP presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). It will also highlight several women who have gone to Planned Parenthood for healthcare services and had horrible experiences. SFLA and PLF are partnering with former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson and her ministry, And Then There Were None, to expose the abortion giant and their mistreatment of women and the dismembering of their babies.

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“Planned Parenthood receives over half a billion a year from taxpayers. Congress must pass a budget that strikes their funding and send the bill to President Obama,” said Brendan O’Morchoe, director of Pro-Life Future. “Planned Parenthood’s entire business model is built on selling out women and their preborn babies for profit. They treat women horribly, and we plan to make sure that Congress hears from these women.”

Following the rally, participants will be lobbying their Members of Congress to pass a budget which does not fund Planned Parenthood.

For more information, see www.womenbetrayed.com.

 

Back to school already? Here’s what SFLA can offer!

It’s official – the new school year is upon us, meaning that pro-BTS infographiclife groups across the country will be gearing up to bring the message of life to their campuses and communities. At SFLA, we want to remind students that as group leaders and members, you can count on us to provide a host of various resources as you plan events, gather resources, and train fellow students to join the movement. The following are just a few of the resources that SFLA offers to make sure that your group hits the ground running!

Event Planning:

Plan Your Year Guide: Download and print this free month-by-month planner to help keep your group organized and map out when your group events will take place. Setting dates early in the semester is vital to insuring that your group’s schedule will have the least scheduling conflicts with other campus events, holiday breaks, etc. This planner also comes with event suggestions at the bottom of each month, to assist your group’s brainstorming sessions.

Event in a Box: SFLA provides a monthly Event-in-a-Box that are posted in an easy-to-access links to downloadable resources (e.g. flyers, graphics). They include resources like activism ideas, talking points, speaker lists, advertising and marketing materials, and meeting plans. Occasionally the event packs include material resources, which SFLA will ship for free! To sign up for this free resource, click here.

National Prolife Chalk Day: This bi-annual event is a simple yet effective event that can be a great way to get your group member’s feet wet in public prolife activism. Simple slogans such as Human Rights for All: Born & Preborn, and Heartbeat Begins Beating at 21 Days can provoke discussions and raise public awareness of abortion. You can also chalk hashtags that will refer people to online discussions of current prolife news, such as #PPsellsBabyParts, or refer people to the Twitter or Facebook for your group.

Training:

Online Training: One of the most important events you can plan for your group is basic training for your new members. SFLA’s Youtube page hosts a number of concise and easy to follow training videos that you can use to help members learn how to efficiently run a group, how to react to opposition on campus, and a number of other useful videos that you can find here.

Group Training: Our Regional Coordinators conduct individual group trainings both online and in-person. Groups can learn everything from apologetics to apologetics to how to form a Pregnant on Campus Initiative. And it’s all free. Email info@studentsforlife.org to find out who your individual RC is!

Leadership Summits: Every semester SFLA hosts Leadership Summits which provide a great opportunity for local prolife leaders to connect and receive personalized training for their regional needs. Click here for a list of upcoming dates and locations for the 2015-16 school year!

SFLA National Conferences: The SFLA national conferences can serve as not only a great training and networking opportunity, but provide your group with the ability to participate in a national prolife event with thousands of other likeminded students from across the nation! Click here to access some of the speaking events from past SFLA national conferences, and start strategizing with your group on ways that you can join us next year in DC or San Francisco! Save the dates for January 2016: January 23rd in Washington, DC and January 24th in San Francisco.

Additional Resources:

Pregnant on Campus: We have put together a number of resources for women who want to find ways to choose life for their babies while staying in school at our unique website www.PregnantonCampus.org.  In addition to resources for the mothers, we also provide step-by-step methods to insure that your campus provides resources to these women, and how your group itself can be a place of help for these women.

Postcards and Prolife Literature: Check out the numerous materials on our site that you can use to advertise your group by passing out, put on tables or bulletin boards, or provide at group meetings. These resources range from topics like “What about the health of the mother?,” Overpopulation, Planned Parenthood, and much more.

Free Legal Help: Some campus administration are just are not happy to have a prolife group on campus. But it is the right of students to have a prolife group at their school! We will back you up if you encounter any illegal opposition to starting a pro-life group or hosting events on campus. If you think your rights are being violated, you can go here to receive free legal help. To see one case from last semester where a school violated the rights of a high school student by denying her ability to start a group, and how we fought back, click here!

 

Going to a ProtestPP rally? Here’s what you need to do.

First, thank you for your incredible dedication to standing up for preborn babies and their mothers over the past few weeks. Thank you for taking the time to participate in the #WomenBetrayed National Rally and Speak Out Day. It is because of you that our human rights movement has made huge strides in the last few weeks and really in the past several years in reaching mothers going into Planned Parenthood for an abortion. It’s because of you that images have been blasted all over the world of this generation demanding an end to abortion and focusing care on both the woman and her child.

Second, we must continue this momentum we have worked so hard to generate, especially as we have Planned Parenthood on their heels. They are reeling from what has been shown to the nation – that they sell the body parts of babies they abort and betray women for profit.

We need to reach Planned Parenthood’s would-be clientele with our messages. We need to speak to people on the fence about abortion, the mushy-middle. We need to change hearts and minds – showing women that they have other options and the American people that we don’t need Planned Parenthood.

Through our amazing #WomenBetrayed campaign, we have finally have been able to take that message to millions of people! Our message was heard loud and clear. We were talking to Planned Parenthood’s base. Pro-lifers already know that Planned Parenthood kills babies,  sells their organs and body tissues, and lies to women.

Now is the time that we need to talk to those who truly don’t know.

Tomorrow, at the National Day of Protest outside Planned Parenthood facilities nationally, we have the chance to talk to these women and mushy-middle Americans again. Let’s use it wisely.

This is what you need to do if you are going to one of the protests:

  • Bring or make #WOMENBETRAYED signs and stand prominently behind the speakers so that people see you – and if media are there, your signs will be captured on tape.
  • Bring or make signs that say “I AM THE PRO-LIFE GENERATION” – we need to show America that young people are indeed pro-life.
  • Make signs that say “DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD,” “I REGRET MY ABORTION,” and “There is HOPE & HEALING after Abortion!” No organization that sells out women and their babies for profit deserves taxpayer funding.
  • Print out really cool maps from Alliance Defending Freedom that show there are way more federally funded health clinics than Planned Parenthoods, which provide the same services but not abortion. This is where taxpayer dollars that go to PP should be redirected to. Print out the maps here: http://studentsforlife.org/state-by-state-federally-qualified-health-centers/. 
  • Take pictures of these signs at these rallies and send them to info@studentsforlife.org.

This is our moment in history to make a huge difference in the fight against abortion. Now is not the time to be complacent. We have to keep the pressure on Planned Parenthood and our elected official in Congress and also recognize that we also must keep talking to Planned Parenthood’s own clients and those outside of our movement.

 

Dear Emmett

by: Reagan Nielsen, SFLA Midwest Regional Coordinator, originally posted here

It’s 1 a.m. and I can’t sleep – too many thoughts are spiraling through my head after today at the Capitol for one of the Senate Interim Committee’s hearings on Planned Parenthood.  There were way too many unanswered questions that should’ve been answered with clear reaganpolicies, procedures, and documents.  My frustrations are keeping me awake.  I can’t promise a perfectly edited post at this hour, but I’ll give it my best.

I started this post to call out the people who are sitting on the sidelines during this whole scandal while others fight for life and the dignity of every human person.  I am so
frustrated at the number of people who haven’t watched the videos but try to defend them.  I’m so frustrated at the number of pro-lifers who aren’t acting on the opportunity to expose the abortion Goliath in our country.

I wrote a whole page and I just stared at it…tears starting rolling down my face as I realized the people I left out.  I left out the victims; the innocent little babies who have been torn apart with no dignity in front of millions of viewers to see.  Sometimes you get so wrapped up in the frustrations that you need a moment to remember what you are fighting for.  I think it’s time for an apology.

Dear Emmett,

I am so sorry.  The country that prides itself on protecting every single one of its citizens has failed you.   Our health system failed you.  Some of our elected officials failed you.  We should’ve been there for you.

People joked around as they picked through your tiny defenseless body.  You were exploited in the most extreme form. 

You must’ve been so comfortable in your mother’s womb, I wonder if you knew it was coming.  I hope it was quick and the pain didn’t last long.  The first and last sensation from a human you experienced was pain, when it should’ve been comfort and a loving embrace.  I wonder if your mother has seen the video…having no idea that you are her son. 

I’m so sorry that people who think they are more valuable than you, are using your precious little parts for experimentation.  The parts you never got to use to their full potential.  While scientists pick through your little heart, thousands of Americans’ hearts break for yours.  Every single part of you was yours, and you were robbed.

Your barbaric death is something that is going to stick with me forever.  It has made me want to fight even harder than ever.  Through the eyes of Dr. Ginde you meant nothing but “products of conception,” to me you meant motivation and passion to keep fighting.

Forgive the others who are too timid to stand up for you.  The ones that fear a loss in popularity or maybe a loss in friendship.  Forgive those that will use the financial gain they received through your remains to buy a new car or a nice dinner- experiences that you will never get to enjoy.

Your name means powerful.  I couldn’t think of a better way to describe you.  Your beautiful soul is so much larger than the small fragile parts shown in the video.  You have inspired many people to take a stand for the greatest gift of all, life.  It’s ironic how Planned Parenthood and Stem Express felt like you were worthless, nothing but a blob of tissue – so then used you (because your parts weren’t valuable for yourself but were for others).  They had no idea how valuable you truly are.  You are worth more than a Lamborghini.  You will be remembered by many as one of the most powerful instigators of truth.  You proved exactly what happens when there is no respect for human life. 

I am so sorry your life was ended much too early, but know your life served a purpose.  A purpose that many of us will never live up to.  Millions of people have seen you and it stirred something within them. 

I know you have a pretty good view on Jesus’ lap to see what we’re are up to down here.  It may look pretty chaotic but trust me.  We aren’t going anywhere until every single baby just like you are protected.

Reagan

Call Him Emmett – Leave Your Memorial Message Today

Have you seen the August 19th video from the Center for Medical Progress? It  features a former StemExpress employee recounting how she helped dissect a fully-intact baby who was aborted at Planned Parenthood. She softly spoke about the fact that the baby’s heart was still beating and how she was told to use scissors to cut up the middle of his face to reach his brain, in order to speedily ship it off to a research lab.

It’s horrific.

All of the videos have been horrific.

But one image from these videos has stuck with me longer than the rest…

In the 3rd and 4th undercover videos, the cameras went into the “products of conception” CallHimEmmett-1 (00000003)lab of the mega Planned Parenthood in Denver. In these videos, the Planned Parenthood abortionist and staff are showing the Center for Medical Progress buyer a baby who was just aborted at 11 weeks and 6 days. They hold up different parts – arms, legs, organs – to show their potential “buyer” just how much tissue they can get during an abortion and talk about how getting paid per piece is a better deal for them.

At the end of one of the videos, the Planned Parenthood medical staff assistant calls out “another boy!” When I heard that, I had to close my eyes and hold back a lump in throat. That’s something that is said in delivery rooms every day but never should be said in a Planned Parenthoood “products of conception” lab. And never about a baby whose parts are being dissected for sale in a cold pie dish under bright lights.

That baby, that little boy, deserves the human dignity that was ripped away from him by Planned Parenthood. That little boy deserves a name. I want to name him Emmett, after another little boy whose broken body changed the course of history in our nation.

While visiting relatives in Mississippi, a 14-year-old black boy, Emmett Till, was kidnapped, tortured, killed, and thrown into a river for daring to speak to a white woman.

At his funeral, Emmett’s mother left her son’s casket open saying that she wanted the world to know that they had done to her little boy.

While Emmett’s killers were acquitted (even though they later admitted to the crime) the picture of Emmett in his casket was published in magazines across the nation and is considered as one of the biggest inspirations of the 1950s and 1960s Civil Rights movement. When asked why she didn’t move to the back of that Montgomery bus, Rosa Parks said: “I thought of Emmett Till and I just couldn’t go back.”

This baby boy in the Center for Medical Progress video is the Emmett Till of the pro-life movement. 

We cannot let his – and the millions and millions of other babies – death be in vain. May others who see these videos and see the gruesome dissection of baby Emmett’s body stop supporting Planned Parenthood, demand the government stop funding Planned Parenthood, and tell their friends and family about Planned Parenthood’s chopping up of babies and the selling their body parts.

Our team at Students for Life has made a memorial website for baby Emmett – and the thousands of baby Emmetts aborted each day in this nation. We are asking you to leave a memorial message of love. Leave it for Baby Emmett, leave it for his mother, leave it for all of those affected by the horror of abortion.

Go to www.CallHimEmmett.org today and leave your message for others to read. 

Baby Emmett’s broken body should be the turning point for abortion in this nation. Help us remember Baby Emmett and the dignity he had as a member of our human race. Help us show the world that these children that Planned Parenthood is killing and selling for parts have names, have purposes, and have worth.

7th Planned Parenthood Video Released: Evidence of born alive babies killed

Following the release of the seventh Center for Medical Progress undercover Planned Parenthood video, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America released the following statement:

“Planned Parenthood knew what was going on behind the closed doors of the ‘House of Horrors’ at Kermit Gosnell’s clinic in Philadelphia yet they never reported him – because they were doing the same thing in their facilities. Gosnell’s abortion facility was closed down and he sits in prison today for the murder of babies born after failed abortions, which is exactly where Planned Parenthood needs to be. There is no reason, ever, for babies to be cut up, dismembered, and torn apart, which is precisely what Planned Parenthood is doing to preborn children. And in some cases, just like in Kermit Gosnell’s clinic, they are killed after being born alive.

“There are no words to describe the horror of what is happening at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country. They are doing things just as bad, or worse, than what Gosnell did – and taxpayers are sending over half a million to Planned Parenthood every year.

“Planned Parenthood can claim that they are harvesting the body parts of aborted babies for research that may help save lives someday. But they are dismembering babies with a beating heart to do so. Is that worth it? Hell no. Not only is it morally objectionable but it’s illegal. Planned Parenthood abortionists and executives need to join Kermit Gosnell in his jail cell and every single facility should not only be defunded but shut down. There are thousands of other federally funded health clinics that offer the same care to women without ripping apart babies with a beating heart. Congress must defund Planned Parenthood now and redirect our more than $500 million in taxpayer funds to these federally funded health clinics to serve women and children.

“While Congress is getting to work, I dare President Obama to watch today’s video by the Center for Medical Progress. Since he voted four times in the past to keep live-birth abortions legal, he should watch today’s video and make sure he is still okay with it.”

#WomenBetrayed Speak Out Day!

By Kristan Hawkins, president, Students for Life of America.

As the undercover Planned Parenthood videos keep coming out every week, it deepens my resolve to defund the abortion giant even more. How dare our nation fund this organization every single year with taxpayer dollars totaling over half a billion dollars? How dare our elected officials vote to give our hard-earned money over to Planned Parenthood when there are literally thousands of other federally-funded health centers that do exactly what Planned Parenthood does – except provide abortions?

Last month, Students for Life of America and Pro-Life Future hosted #WomenBetrayed rallies in over 65 cities. The response was incredible and the media took notice – there WB Lansingwere over 520 stories written in 34 states totaling more than $10 million in media coverage and damage to Planned Parenthood – so our message that Planned Parenthood needs to be defunded immediately and that they betray women, their supposed most cherished clientele, was heard loud and clear.

Now it’s time for our elected officials to get the message. Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 18th), we are hosting a national #WomenBetrayed Speak Out Day. It’s time to tell your federal and state officials that they need to vote to defund Planned Parenthood this fall. We are also asking supporters to attend local Townhalls and ask your representatives why they are voting to fund Planned Parenthood with taxpayer dollars.

Find your local Speak Out Day at www.womenbetrayed.com and get everything you need to lobby your elected officials, including:

  1. A #WomenBetrayed Action Kit, which includes talking points on how to talk to your elected official, sample letter to your representative and sample letters to the editor to send to your local newspapers. You can download it directly here: www.studentsforlife.org/files/2015/07/Women-Betrayed-Action-Kit-.pdf.
  2. A replay of the #WomenBetrayed Webcast, which trains you in how to lobby elected officials and participate in townhalls.
  3. A list of Townhalls across the nation (and sample questions to ask!). Remember, if you go to a Townhall meeting and get video of your question and answer time, send it to us immediately at info@studentsforlife.org.
  4. A list of Members of Congress who have received donations from Planned Parenthood.

If you don’t see your city listed for a #WomenBetrayed Speak Out Day, you can do it on your own tomorrow. Simply find out where your Senator and U.S. House of Representative Member’s district office is (Go to Senate.gov and House.gov to find your Member, click to their webpage, and see their office locations) and pay them a visit or call them!

Got questions? Email Brendan O’Morchoe at bomorchoe@prolifefuture.org.

Tomorrow, let’s make sure our voices are heard by our Members of Congress: tell them to vote to defund Planned Parenthood. Now.