Judge Lamberth Advances Blocks Destructive Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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.

Former SFL Leader, Kelsey Hazzard, Pursues a Career in Pro-Life Litigation

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:

Speaking of Motherhood Provides a Counter-Cultural Look at the “Best Job in the World”

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.

Federal Judge Declares that Life Begins at Conception

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.

GOP Presidential Candidate Speaks Out Against Abortion Providers

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.

VOX at TCNJ – Providing A Year of Outrage

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…

Planned Parenthood Outrage of the Week

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…

The Personhood Amendment: Getting All the Facts

By Kristan Hawkins Executive Director, Students for Life of America As you probably know, Tuesday’s vote on the Personhood Amendment in Mississippi failed to pass. While our team at SFLA and many others within the pro-life movement have expressed sadness over just coming shy of defining the beginning of human life at conception within legislation…