The recent overruling of the FDA decision to sell Plan B over the counter (OTC) to children as young as eleven years of age has engendered no small amount of outrage by proponents of the FDA plan, and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has come in for severe criticism from women’s health and advocacy groups. Setting…
Yesterday, Mary Elizabeth Williams, a staff writer for Salon, wrote about Hollywood’s aversion to portraying abortion in popular culture. After drawing on a number of examples from recent movies like The Last King of Scotland, The Ides of March, and Crazy Stupid Love to emphasize her point that Hollywood seems to shy away from the reality that…
Recent news that Geron has abruptly pulled out of the embryonic stem cell (ESC) business, after having just begun the only human clinical trials with ESC’s, has been met with deserved rejoicing by the pro-life community. While it certainly is a blow to the ESC movement, it doesn’t necessarily signal the impending implosion of the…
Just as Students for Life has vowed to train and equip students on college campuses across the country on how to spread the culture of Life within their communities, Planned Parenthood has been equally as forceful in their attempts to indoctrinate students with the culture of death on campuses from coast to coast with through VOX. VOX, the Latin word for “voice”, is Planned Parenthood’s “Voices of Choice” outlet for college students. Coupled with the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s recent publication of Exclaim! Young People’s Guide to ‘Sexual Rights: an IPPF Declaration – a handbook on sex for youth and teens – VOX continues to promote sex to college students and teenagers by hosting events such as vibrator races near heavily-trafficked areas of campus and Emergency Contraception Days, during which they tout abortion-causing hormonal pills.
Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, is the famed Representative behind the most recent Planned Parenthood investigation, citing that the largest abortion provider in the United States must reveal their financial and policy paperwork or be subject to numerous fines and restrictions. In an interview yesterday on the 700 Club, Rep. Stearns discussed the influence of anti-abortion groups on his decision.
Earlier this year, Stearns requested documents from Planned Parenthood about their financial information and a number of their policies. He has since received over 130,000 signatures from Americans urging him to seize his investigation.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) isn’t a topic that often crops up in pro-life circles, but I think it’s important to highlight this as an issue that affects the movement directly and has a profound impact on the way we view the dignity and value of every human life, both in and outside the womb.
The infertility industry in the United States has been a booming industry for decades, including the multi-billion dollar business of egg donation. Young girls are showered with provocative ads promising big checks and the satisfaction of helping others who aren’t able create a family by simply donating her eggs. But the lesser-publicized side of this seemingly selfless act include the deception behind coercing young donors for their eggs, exposing them to the sometimes lifelong damaging methods of extracting them, hormone overdoses, unsafe medical practices, lack of informing women of health risks attached to donating, and, all to often, no follow-up care at all. I urge anyone interested in learning more about the risks and hazards of egg donation to check out Eggsploitation, a documentary that exposes the industry’s dirty little secret.
In September, the U.S. Appeals Court for the Eighth Circuit upheld a law in South Dakota requiring doctors and health care providers to reveal specific information to their patients about abortion and the procedure. Similar to the “informed consent” law seen in North Carolina applied to women seeking abortions in the southern state, the South Dakota law included an advisory that abortion increases the risk of later suicide by the mother, which was thrown out by the 8th Circuit because they found a lack of evidence to sustain the burden of proof on that point.
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.