I can’t count the amount of times I’ve been asked what my stance is on contraception. It’s not breaking news that many oral contraceptives and some invasive barrier methods (IUD) have been proven to cause abortion, including the highly controversial ella and Plan B drugs, and I stand firmly against the use of anything that destroys a life created at conception. But what about contraception that prevents conception from taking place?
Every year, SFLA chooses about a dozen pro-life student leaders to take part in our Wilberforce leadership Fellowship, an academic year-long mentoring program that pairs students with pro-life leaders across the country. Throughout the fellowship, students are required to host events and speakers on campus, stick to a schedule of leadership readings, and gain invaluable knowledge and experience under their assigned mentors.
This year, we were absolutely blown away by Liberty University School of Law student Matt Mihelic, who was first drawn to our fellowship by its namesake.
Big news for the pro-life movement!
Today, Judge Royce C. Lamberth for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, issued his ruling against the plaintiffs, in the Sherley v. Sebelius case.
Since 2009, the case has sought to overturn the controversial guidelines for public funding of destructive human embryonic stem cell research from the National Institutes of Health. The case has been filed by adult stem cell researchers who contend that President Obama’s embryo-destructive stem cell research funding policy violates the ban on federal funding for research that involves harming or destroying embryos.
I’ve mentioned before how much I love hearing from former SFL students and leaders who have made a difference in the lives of others, or from someone directly affected by what a Students for Life group has done for them.
Recently, I was in touch with Kelsey Hazzard, a former Students for Life leader and founder of Secular pro-life, a group she started in 2009 to combat pro-abortion initiative across the spectrum of faith. This is her story:
Jenn Giroux is a busy woman. Not only is she a proud mother of nine, she’s also brought together a dynamic and hardworking group of six women who have dedicated themselves to introducing a counter-cultural view of what they say is “the greatest profession on Earth”. And they know – between them, they have 44 children.
The group, who has been traveling to high schools, college campuses, and conferences across the nation to introduce their presentation, “Speaking of Motherhood”, is led by Giroux, who founded and served as the Executive Director of Human Life International America as well as Association of Large Families of America (ALFA). You can also add Registered Nurse and author to her list of impressive titles, but motherhood is her crowning achievement.
This summer, Planned Parenthood attempted to block a provision of Indiana law that states that doctors must tell a woman seeking an abortion that human life begins at conception, but this effort was denied by U.S. District Judge Tanya Watson Pratt on Friday.
Pratt, who has since become a minor celebrity within the pro-life community in just the few short days following the blocked provision, “respectfully disagree[d]” with Planned Parenthood’s claim that the language within the provision, which states that “human physical life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm,” is too confusing and provides an ambiguity when used in the context of abortion.
Rick Santorum, a favorite among politically-savvy pro-lifers, announced back in June that he condemned doctors who perform abortions and noted that conceptions that occur in cases of rape or incest should not provide an exception to this rule.
The Republican presidential candidate was interviewed by David Gregory, a journalist and moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, on Sunday and made his thoughts on the sanctity of human life overtly clear after being asked his thoughts on the topic of exceptions for his staunch pro-life stance.
Congrats to the VOX group at The College of New Jersey for taking home our prestigious Planned Parenthood Outrage of the Week award this week. We won’t even describe why they made our list, we’ll just post parts of their Fall and Spring agendas that they were kind enough to post on their website: September…
By: Jackie Anderson Communications Director, SFLA Recently, we’ve decided to include a new segment in our weekly ListServs – our mass emails – to our subscribers called the “Planned Parenthood Outrage of the Week”. In it, we’re showcasing what VOX groups – Planned Parenthood’s college outreach groups – are doing across the country. The point…
When one considers the ethics of manipulation, the question of whether we ought to, or whether we may manipulate an organism or entity depends on the answer to the first and most fundamental question: What is it? Ascertaining the identity and status of the object of our intended manipulation is essential. In the fields of…