Top 12 Pro-Life Books Everyone Should Read

Looking for some quality reading material to further your pro-life education, brush up on pro-life history or be inspired to go out onto your campus and make abortion unthinkable? We already had a list of great books but we wanted to add some others and poll our staff for their suggestions on the must-read pro-life books of today.

So here’s our top pro-life books to get you inspired and make you smarter. So grab one, cozy up into a comfy chair and get reading.

40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done…Imagine What He Can Do
By David Bereit, Shawn Carney, and Cindy Lambert
Beginning with one hour of prayer in Texas in 2004, the groundbreaking 40 Days for Life BOOK 40 Days for Lifemovement of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils, and community outreach has mobilized more than half a million volunteers in 481 cities around the world. Nearly 7,000 babies have been spared from abortion. 75 abortion workers have had a change of heart and quit their jobs. 25 abortion centers have closed. And every baby, every changed heart, every closure is an amazing story. This book contains forty of those stories: Hearts changed on the most controversial issue in our culture Babies and mothers spared from abortion at the last possible second Shocking secrets from inside the abortion industry revealed Abortion workers experiencing a change of heart and quitting their jobs Thriving abortion facilities shutting down for good

A Defense of Abortion
By David Boonin
TBOOK Defense of Abortionhe central thesis of philosopher David Boonin is that the moral case against abortion can be shown to be unsuccessful on terms that critics of abortion can and do accept. Critically examining a wide array of arguments that have attempted to establish that every human fetus has a right to life, Boonin posits that all of these arguments fail on their own terms. He then argues that even if the fetus does have a right to life, abortion can still be shown to be morally permissible on the critic of abortion’s own terms. Finally, Boonin considers a number of arguments against abortion that do not depend on the claim that the fetus has a right to life, including those based on the golden rule, considerations of uncertainty and a commitment to certain feminist principles, and asserts that these positions, too, are ultimately unsuccessful. The result is the most thorough and detailed case for the moral permissibility of abortion that has yet been written.

Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade
By Clarke D. Forsythe
Based on 20 years of research, including an examination of the papers of eight of the nine Justices who voted in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. BoltonAbuse of Discretion is a BOOK Abuse of Discretioncritical review of the behind-the-scenes deliberations that went into the Supreme Court’s abortion decisions and how the mistakes made by the Justices in 1971-1973 have led to the turmoil we see today in legislation, politics, and public health. The first half of the book looks at the mistakes made by the Justices, based on the case files, the oral arguments, and the Justices’ papers. The second half of the book critically examines the unintended consequences of the abortion decisions in law, politics, and women’s health. Why do the abortion decisions remain so controversial after almost 40 years, despite more than 50,000,000 abortions, numerous presidential elections, and a complete turnover in the Justices? Why did such a sweeping decision—with such important consequences for public health, producing such prolonged political turmoil—come from the Supreme Court in 1973?

Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in This Lifetime
By Kristan Hawkins
BOOK CourageousEveryday in America, pro-life students are ending abortion. The young people of this generation have survived abortion and have dedicated their lives to ending the greatest human rights tragedy our world has ever known. Yet, their stories, which are real and messy, won’t make the news headlines. However, they must be told. It will be their stories that inspire and encourage others to join with us to abolish abortion in our lifetime.

 

Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by The Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind 
By Dr. Bernard Nathanson
He presided over 61,000 abortions—one of which was suffered by his then-girlfriend—Hand of Godand directed the largest abortion clinic in the world. He had helped to legalize abortion in the first place. One day, he had a change of heart. One day, he found God. At the drop of a hat, an abortion doctor renounced his profession—and his atheism—for pro-life advocacy and Christianity. In the most shocking revelations ever expressed in an autobiography, one man unveils his entire life story, detailing countless events—from his gruesome abortion procedures to his conversion and involvement in The Silent Scream. Discover one man’s incredible journey from death to life in Bernard Nathanson’s The Hand of God.

 

Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments
By Randy Alcorn
As politicians, citizens, and families continue the raging national debate on whether it’s BOOK Randy Alcornproper to end human life in the womb, resources like Randy Alcorn’s Prolife Answers to Prochoice Arguments have proven invaluable. With over 75,000 copies in print, this revised and updated guide offers timely information and inspiration from a “sanctity of life” perspective. Real answers to real questions about abortion appear in logical and concise form. The final chapter — “Fifty Ways to Help Unborn Babies and Their Mothers”– is worth the price of this book alone!

 

 

Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement
By Sue Ellen Browder
Contraception and abortion were not originally part of the 1960s women’s movement. BOOK SubvertedHow did the women’s movement, which fought for equal opportunity for women in education and the workplace, and the sexual revolution, which reduced women to ambitious sex objects, become so united? In Subverted, Sue Ellen Browder documents for the first time how it all happened, in her own life and in the life of an entire country. Trained at the University of Missouri School of Journalism to be an investigative journalist, Browder unwittingly betrayed her true calling and became a propagandist for sexual liberation. As a long-time freelance writer for Cosmopolitan magazine, she wrote pieces meant to soft-sell unmarried sex, contraception, and abortion as the single woman’s path to personal fulfillment. She did not realize until much later that propagandists higher and cleverer than herself were influencing her thinking and her personal choices as they subverted the women’s movement.

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
By Greg Koukl
In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be BOOK TActicsequipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver’s seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. You’ll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables and—most importantly—get people thinking about Jesus. Soon, your conversations will look more like diplomacy than D-Day. Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl shows you how to: – Initiate conversations effortlessly – Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively – Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking – Skillfully manage the details of dialogue – Maintain an engaging, disarming style even under attack Tactics provides the game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with confidence and grace.

The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice
By Christopher Kaczor
Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive BOOK Ethics of Abortioncase against the choice of abortion yet published. This Second Edition of The Ethics of Abortion critically evaluates all the major grounds for denying fetal personhood, including the views of those who defend not only abortion but also post-birth abortion. It also provides several (non-theological) justifications for the conclusion that all human beings, including those in utero, should be respected as persons. This book also critiques the view that abortion is not wrong even if the human fetus is a person. The Ethics of Abortion examines hard cases for those who are prolife, such as abortion in cases of rape or in order to save the mother’s life, as well as hard cases for defenders of abortion, such as sex selection abortion and the rationale for being “personally opposed” but publically supportive of abortion. It concludes with a discussion of whether artificial wombs might end the abortion debate. Answering the arguments of defenders of abortion, this book provides reasoned justification for the view that all intentional abortions are ethically wrong and that doctors and nurses who object to abortion should not be forced to act against their consciences.

The Making of Pro-Life Activists: How Social Movement Mobilization Works
By Ziad Munson
How do people become activists for causes they care deeply about? Many people with similar backgrounds, for instance, fervently believe that abortion should be illegal, but BOOK Making of a prolife activistonly some of them join the pro-life movement. By delving into the lives and beliefs of activists and nonactivists alike, Ziad W. Munson is able to lucidly examine the differences between them. Through extensive interviews and detailed studies of pro-life organizations across the nation, Munson makes the startling discovery that many activists join up before they develop strong beliefs about abortion—in fact, some are even pro-choice prior to their mobilization. Therefore, Munson concludes, commitment to an issue is often a consequence rather than a cause of activism.

 

Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line
By Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news BOOK Unplannedstory because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in an actual abortion procedure for the first time, walked down the street to join the Coalition for Life. Unplanned is a heart-stopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby’s story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies.

 

ViabilityBOOK Viability
By Mike Fichter
A groundbreaking analysis of seven key fundamentals for a thriving pro-life movement that is built for long-term effectiveness.

 

Christian Leadership Summit: “An encouraging and transformative experience.”

Students for Life of America hosted their 3rd annual Christian Leadership Summit this past weekend. Over two dozen pro-life student leaders from Christian and Catholic universities gathered together to participate in workshops with pro-life movement leaders, learn how to be a good leader and talk about how to transform their campuses to a culture of life.

This is one student’s personal testimony from the weekend. It is written by Danielle Moore Christian Leadership Summit2from John Paul the Great Catholic University in California.

The Christian Leadership Summit was an encouraging and transformative experience. In the midst of apathetic Christian college students, it was so refreshing to be surrounded by other students who stand up and fight for truth- all life is precious, even the unborn. This weekend provided me a unique opportunity to learn how to be a diligent and strong leader, one who is compassionate and kind, yet is enthusiastic and firm in their pursuit to make abortion unthinkable.

Those who gave the talks this weekend exemplified what it is like to be that kind of leader. I gained so many valuable skills and made so many good friends. I know that the connections I made here are ones that will help me grow as a leader by learning from them and vice versa.

If there was one talk that I will always remember and was my biggest take away, it was Lisa Stover’s [SFLA National Programs Coordinator] on Controversy. In her talk she said that the real problem lies with those who know the truth and choose to do nothing.

This is a huge issue on my campus and I know from speaking to other friends that it is an issue with theirs as well. What does apathy look like on campus? It is the student who agrees that abortion is wrong but never supports the cause.

Drawing parallels to Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight against discrimination and segregation from his Letter From A Birmingham Jail made our vision for making abortion unthinkable clear and tangible. It is so refreshing to know that there are organizations out there who take strategic and result-producing action against the injustice of abortion. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, even though we may not get the numbers we want to rise against this atrocity, because of apathy from those who agree with our cause, because we believe in the truth and justice we will win.

Like Kristan [Hawkins, SFLA President] said – we are on the winning side. History has proven time and time again that justice will overcome all obstacles. With God’s grace and help we will be able to accomplish much.

 

Great Success for Nat’l #ProLifeGen Sidewalk Day!

Over 30 different abortion facilities saw the Pro-Life Generation outside on sidewalks praying for the women and their preborn babies and being advocates for life, standing as a representation for hope and compassion.

For many students, it was the first time they engaged in sidewalk advocacy. Everyone students sidwalk day3was trained by Lauren Muzkya from Sidewalk Advocates for Life and were equipped and educated on how to best speak to abortion-minded women, and others they may encounter on the sidewalk like clinic escorts, and be a loving resource for them.

So what happened? Lots of great things. Here are stories from the field, including a baby save!

In Dallas, Jillian Ferguson, SFLA’s Southwest Regional Coordinator, got to witness her first baby save:

 We were just packing up and getting ready to leave when I noticed a couple came out of the Planned Parenthood facility and got into their minivan. As they were approaching the exit, they rolled down their window and we approached the van. I let Joanne, the other counselor, take the lead as she had much more experience than I as she is out there every weekend.

She introduced herself and gave them literature. English was not the first language of the couple in the van but Joanne took things slow and asked the woman how far along she was. The woman said she was three months along and Joanne had someone grab the fetal model that represented that age. As soon as she handed the fetal model to the woman and said “that’s what your baby looks like right now” the woman teared up and said “can’t do it, that’s a baby.” Their minivan was full of car seats, toys, and books and they told Joanne that this was their fourth child to which Joanne replied she was also a mom of four. The woman seeking the abortion had come today to get bloodwork done and an ultrasound to see how much the abortion would cost – instead she drove away with a smile on her face and a list of other places she could go to get free support.  It was a beautiful thing to see firsthand a life being saved.

In Illinois, Reagan Barklage, our Midwest Regional Coordinator relayed her thoughts:

I was able to stop at Granite City’s [IL] Sidewalk Day and I’m so proud of these students who came out – it was all of their first times being out on the sidewalk and they did amazing. One of the many disturbing things about Hope Clinic is that their escorts leave at 9:45 am. They don’t even stStudents sidwalk day1ay to help the women who are hurting as they walk out of the facility. Shocking huh? They just want to make sure they get into the facility. Hope Clinic was the facility that was shown in the documentary I was in [read about Reagan’s experience in the film here and here]. The documentary followed their abortionist and a lot of their patients. It was kind of emotional standing outside of the facility, when I’ve seen firsthand the hurt that happens inside. I prayed especially for their abortionist, the one I had the opportunity to sit by on the flight home from the premiere.

In Kentucky, Appalachian Regional Coordinator Brenna Lewis had this experience:

Towards the end of our time on the sidewalk at the EMW Women’s Surgical Center abortion facility in Louisville, KY, a woman pulled up next to us, parked her car, and stomped over to our group, visibly angry. Her face was shaking, everything about her body language both defensive and hostile. When she got close enough to speak to us, the first words out of her mouth were “Have any of you ever been pregnant!?” I cringed, thinking this was likely going to be less of a dialogue and more of a shouting match.

WE are here for youShe told me right away that she was a clinic escort for the center behind us, and was entirely fed up with the pro-life presence on their sidewalk, saying how terrible we were, shaming these poor women. Her view on our movement as a whole was extremely twisted. As the conversation progressed, and I explained what Students for Life of America is and how we approach the issue, I noticed her gradually relaxing and becoming more conversational.

She faltered when I mentioned that viability is as early as 22 weeks, asking if she thought it might be wrong to kill them after they are able to live outside the womb. Unfortunately, her stubbornness persisted as she talked in circles about other social justice issues. I got the strong feeling that she had never before had a reasonable discussion with a pro-life activist. By the end of our dialogue, she still supported restriction-free abortion, but my hope is that she left us that day with a renewed perspective on the youth of the pro-life movement, that we are compassionate and peacefully committed to spreading the truth.

In Nebraska, student Alexa got to share a resource for abortion workers:

…Our group then packed up to go to Omahas Planned Parenthood where we spent the remainder of our time praying and counseling the women going into the clinic. The security guard came out to talk to us and tell us about rules of private property (which we were already respecting). Ten minutes later in our conversation, he admitted that he knew what was going on inside the facility was bad. He said he would look Students sidewalkday2at the website abortionworker.com. I truly believe we planted some seeds in that worker on Saturday. We also referred two other workers to the abortion worker website and gave three women literature of our pregnancy centers. The day turned into a road trip, but we saw many graces come out of it.

Marin shared her experience from a Planned Parenthood in Kansas:

We were at the Planned Parenthood in Overland Park. We had about 10 participants with us but other groups were out on the sidewalk as well. We were unable to talk to any women. However, we remained vigilant and prayerful throughout the day. It was difficult to be out there and not get immediate gratification but it was a wonderful learning experience. It has also inspired me and others who were out there to take stock in the pro-life movement. I had friends who came who do not have a pro-life club at their school ask me how to get involved with students for life. I am excited to go out on the sidewalks again and try to speak to women and save children again.

My experience as a sidewalk advocate for life

By Sade Patterson, University of New Mexico Students for Life

As the National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day approaches I am reminded of an experience on the sidewalk that set the foundation of my decision to be an advocate for life.

In January 2015 a mother in distress contacted a group of pro-life activists in Albuquerque. She was calling from Spain to tell us that her college-aged daughter was traveling from the UK with her father to have a late-term abortion in Albuquerque. We were told that she was 28 weeks pregnant, given her contact information, and the time and date of her appointment.

Knowing that I am a parenting student and could possibly relate to this young girl’s situation, my friend contacted me and asked me to reach out to her by messaging her on Facebook.

I remember feeling a great amount of pressure as I messaged her; I decided to just be authentic and personal, and I told her we loved her. I explained to her how I had faced an unplanned pregnancy when I was 20, and that with support I was able to continue my education, and how we could offer her the same support.

I praised the choice of adoption and told her of the people and organizations that were already prepared to assist her. I stayed up all night praying that she would see this sade2.jpegmessage and could find hope in choosing life before her appointment the next morning.

I was saddened to wake up the next morning to find that I was blocked from her account; either she or her father had read my message and did not want to consider an alternative. Many people in the pro-life community flooded the sidewalk at Southwestern Women’s Options that morning, hoping to be able to see this young woman before her appointment. A few of us were only able to speak with her father. He would not allow us to speak or even see his daughter, and he became violent and slightly physical with us.

Some Things We Can’t Control

At that moment I realized three things: the first was that this girl was most likely being pressured by her father to have an abortion. He had paid over $20,000 for the procedure, in addition to travel expenses. He was violent and he would not let her speak for herself.

The second thing I realized was that they were feeling ambushed by the community. Rather than making this a private exchange between a few sidewalk counselors and this family, the entire pro-life movement in ABQ was notified and came to tell her not to abort her baby.

Lastly, I realized that there was nothing more anyone of us could do, and it was hard to let go and see someone make that decision.

I’d like to say that this experience set a fire in me and I was motivated to do more work on the sidewalk. But if I am being honest, I struggled for a long time after this incident, and avoided the sidewalk for months. I was angry that our state continues to reject restrictions on abortion and allows abortion through all stages of pregnancy, and I felt personally responsible for her decision to abort her baby.

Looking back now, I realize my high level of selfishness and naivety, but in that dark moment I truly questioned my ability as an advocate for both mom and baby.

Unexpected Joy

Just a few weeks later we got a letter in the mail from the girl’s uncle who lived in Spain with her mother. He was overwhelmed with gratitude that we had all tried to help his niece and her unborn baby. Out of the generosity of his heart, he gave $1,000 to each person who had personally tried to help her. I was so amazed by his gratitude and his gift, despite the dark outcome.

With the money we received, we were able to help at least seven pregnant and parenting individuals. This money blessed several women who were facing abortion: a single father, a single mother, and young parenting students. I saw at that moment how God could bring life out of ashes and glory out of pain.

Tomorrow we will all unite on the sidewalks across the country. I could have shared many encouraging stories with you about how we have intervened on the sidewalk, and the mother chose life, but the reality is many times we will not be able to. Or sometimes we won’t ever know of the lives we saved.

What will you hold onto after a woman walks into that building and comes out empty despite your efforts? What will keep you driven after countless people drive by and shout obscenities at you? What will get you to the sidewalk again after a day that feels like defeat?

Lessons Learned

What I learned through the experience I shared with you is that we often grow the most as advocates through hardship, and we need to do what is right and accept that we may not always have victories. If we are instrumental in a save, we rejoice and continue on with the mission. If we encounter a loss, we mourn, but we continue on with the mission because there are more lives that need to be saved.

Rather than taking a loss personal like I did, understand that your time on the sidewalk can result in something beautiful.  You may not see the outcome of your presence on the sidewalk that day, but you may see it some time later when a woman you spoke to comes to you after healing from her abortion or chooses life for her next pregnancy because she knows the pain of abortion.

Lastly, do not be defeated by how the world may react to our presence on the sidewalk. They may overlook our young faces and label us as oppressive white males. They may disregard our compassion and see us as a threat. But we know who we are and what we are called to do; let us continue our mission with all the confidence and strength we have. We are the pro-life generation!

Find the location for National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day closest to you here!

AUGUST EVENT-IN-A-BOX: RECRUIT AND REBOOT!

Congratulations on starting another school year! We at Students for Life of America are excited for students across the nation to turn the tide on abortion and positively further impact their middle school, high school and college campuses! We can’t wait to see all that you accomplish this school year!

Now is the time to press harder than ever. You must equip yourselves to start strong in order to make an impact from the first moment you step onto campus. Our August Event-in-a-Box will help you do just that with tips and tricks on how to hit the ground running with the pro-life message. It’s going to be an exciting year!

Click on the links below to find out how you can reboot and recruit for your group this Fall.

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Going to a Leadership Summit? Take our survey now!

We’ve got exciting news for the club leaders who are attending our leadership summits! We’re partnering with Equal Rights Institute to provide the apologetics talks at most of our summits. They’ve expressed an interest in staying several days after some of the leadership summits in order to meet with club leaders for coffee and do more speaking events. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get some one-on-one time with some of the leading experts in pro-life philosophy and dialogue techniques.

The thing is, they’re not going to be able to do extended trips after each leadership summit, so they’ll be picking the regions based on interest from club leaders. They’ve set up quick surveys that you can take to let them know about your interest in this opportunity. I’ll let them explain more below:

ERI speakers (either Josh or Timothy Brahm) will be handling the apologetics for the SFLA Leadership Summits in CO, NC, TX, KY, WI, VA, and NY this fall. We’ve decided that for several of these trips we’re going to stay an extra several days, in order to speak at local campuses as well as meet with club leaders one-on-one.

Why do we want to meet with club leaders? Two reasons. First, it’s common for us to get questions regarding pro-life apologetics and outreach strategies from club members. College students are our main demographic, and since we’re going to be in your area anyway, we’re willing to invest some time for you to pick our brains. Secondly, we want to promote the Equipped for Life online training course we’re publishing this year. (You can read more about the course in our last newsletter: PDF download.) We’ve designed it to be the most practical and affordable way for a student club to get top notch training in pro-life dialogue. We’d love to answer any questions you have about it and get your suggestions.

Unfortunately, we’re not going to be able to make every SFLA leadership summit trip an extended trip this fall, so we’ll be deciding which cities to spend extra time in based on the responses to this survey. If there are ten club leaders that want to meet with us in Denver and only two club leaders that want to meet in Dallas, obviously we’ll spend the extra hotel and rental car money on staying longer in Denver. This survey is solely to help us determine interest from club leaders so that we can be wise with our limited resources. If we can serve you and several of your fellow students in the area, we would be happy to do that.

Given that, obviously you filling out this survey is not a guarantee that we’ll be able to see you. Our goal will be to see as many club leaders as possible, and if there’s enough interest in your region, it’s likely that we’ll be able to make something work.

We will sometimes take trips out to meet with students in states without leadership summits when there is enough interest, so by all means take the survey no matter where you are.

We’ll probably decide which regions to do extended trips in around mid-August. If your region is selected AND after planning a productive route we can make a meeting with you happen, you will hear from an ERI staff person or volunteer about getting a meeting on the calendar.

Thanks so much!

Warmly,

Josh Brahm
President, Equal Rights Institute

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Tim Kaine’s Catholic HS Doesn’t Care He Promotes Abortion

Tim Kaine, the former governor of Virginia, US Senator and a self-professed practicing Catholic, is Hillary Clinton’s selection for Vice President. Clinton’s extreme positions on abortion are reflected in the platform of her party, which explicitly calls for the repeal of the long-held Hyde Amendment that bans tax dollars from paying for abortions, more money for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and zero care for women facing unplanned pregnancies or suffering the emotional, physical or psychological damage from abortion.

When Kaine was running for governor in 2005, he said he supports abortion restrictions.

But when it came to his selection as VP, he has said that he is personally opposed to abortion and holds that same traditional value as his faith, yet he supports the laws in the place.

A column in the Washington Examiner said that Kaine is more dangerous on abortion than his running mate, who has radical positions on abortion as well: “Unlike Clinton, Kaine seems to recognize that there is something about abortion that is wrong, even gravely immoral. Yet, also unlike Clinton, Kaine doesn’t have the courage of his convictions on the issue.”

And just this week, Kaine seemed to flip flop on his support of the Hyde Amendment, a law that has to be signed every year which bars tax dollars from funding abortion. President Obama has signed it every year he was in office yet Hillary Clinton said she wants it repealed – which means tax dollars will directly fund abortion, something that a majority of the nation finds immoral.

But Tim Kaine? It’s hard to keep straight what you find wrong privately and publicly if you have no convictions apparently:

According to the Wall Street Journal, Kaine isn’t necessarily lying when he said he’s in support of the Hyde Amendment. He still thinks it’s great, but he thinks his job as VP is even better. In other words, he’s selling out his values to Hillary Clinton in order to help her accomplish whatever goals she has planned.

“The senator is not personally for repeal of the Hyde Amendment,” a spokesman for the Clinton-Kaine campaign said Wednesday. He added: “But as he’s made clear, he is committed to carrying out Secretary Clinton’s agenda.”

Tim Kaine has been and will continue to be a public figure. As a professed Catholic, he is deliberately misrepresenting the faith. Priests and bishops have come out publicly to say that his position on abortion is not compatible with his faith. One priest tweeted that it serves everyone better if Kaine doesn’t end up on his communion line.

But then the high school where Kaine graduated from not only congratulated him publicly but added the Latin acronym: AMDG, which means “For the Greater Glory of God”.

Promoting abortion, the killing of innocent lives, and harming women, is not for the greater glory of God.

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“I am deeply disappointed in Rockhurst High School for their support of Sen. Tim Kaine,” said Reagan Barklage, Midwest Regional Coordinator for Students for Life of America. “Regardless of his alumni status, Sen. Kaine is a proud supporter of abortion, throughout the entire pregnancy. What kind of example is this setting for students? A Catholic high school should be promoting the beliefs and values of the Catholic Church.”

“Supporting a pro-abortion candidate goes against the basic principles of the Catholic faith. I hope that through this election and beyond, Rockhurst students are encouraged to stand firm in their pro-life beliefs by supporting mothers facing an unplanned pregnancy and the preborn,” she concluded.

 

Agreed. If Rockhurst wanted to congratulate Tim Kaine, they could have added that they will pray for his conversion and conviction of heart to put the innocent lives that are destroyed every day through abortion above his career goals.

The Democratic Party’s Platform Calls for Free Abortions

Democrats are about to formally nominate a candidate whose beliefs on abortion are so radical, so extreme and so divisive that a significant majority of Americans consistently oppose those views.

In addition, the Democratic platform specifically included support for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion vendor, who has been caught on undercover camera conducting unsavory business practices that betray women by selling the body parts of their children for profit.

The blatant disregard for the sanctity of life, for the respect of healthcare and for the consistent betrayal of women and their families is evident in this new and updated platform from the Democratic Party, which accurately reflects their nominee.

Hillary Clinton will make history as the first woman nominated from a major political party. But the platform she represents also makes history.

If there was any doubt about the influence of Planned Parenthood among the Democratic party, let it be quelled with this platform. They are mentioned by name, perhaps to the surprise of no one given the tight relationship between their president Cecile Richards and Hillary Clinton. It was at a Planned Parenthood event where she chose to do her first speech after clinching the nomination. Hillary and Cecile also love to use Twitter to talk about pantsuit shopping. Adorable.

The abortion industry has made no qualms in recent years about their love of abortion so it makes sense that they would wield their influence into making the Democratic platform the most abortion-friendly ever.

Taxpayer-funded abortion? Love it. More money for Planned Parenthood? Definitely. Safe, legal and rare abortions? Just legal abortions, thanks. They don’t want abortion to be rare because they would lose dollars, and they clearly don’t care about safe abortions because they consistently oppose any kind of safety regulations imposed on abortion facilities. See the Whole Woman’s Health ruling and the massive abortion industry celebration.

Read the rest of Kristan’s column at The Blaze

The Abortion-ization of the Democratic Party

From the media and my liberal friends, I often hear how “close-minded” Republicans are yet for the past several years, the RNC has championed a “big tent” approach by allowing those who hold conflicting core values to run well-financed campaigns for key seats and speak on the main stage of the convention while mocking the base of the party. I’m told we have to do it to show Americans that our party is really the party that welcomes all.

Yet on the other side, the Democratic National Committee pushes the pro-abortion position, no holds barred. For years they have punished their own members of the House of Representatives for remaining pro-life by stripping away clutch committee assignments and withholding campaign financing.

This week they will ratify a platform that for the first time calls for taxpayer-funded abortions in any stage of pregnancy, something more than 60% of Americans oppose, and give every major leader of the out-of-touch abortion lobby a speaking slot during the convention. Oh, and the head of EMILY’s List is a leading candidate for the DNC Chair position that just opened up.

The Democrats don’t care that they are losing in the polls on every issue surrounding abortion (20-week ban, parental consent, etc). They remain loyal to their friends and hope their push-hard-enough-against-a-negative-and-it-will-turn-positive strategy works.

The GOP should take note. If the Republican Party would hold hard and fast to our moral truths such as the right to life, we would have better candidates and elected officials that don’t betray pro-life principles, and in turn, create stronger support from the base.

Read the rest of Kristan’s commentary at Townhall.com.

New Poll: Millennials Strongly Support Common Sense Abortion Laws

A new Marist/Knights of Columbus poll out this week confirms the Institute for Pro-Life Advancement poll released last month that reveals a majority of Millennials support banning abortion in all or most circumstances. It also confirms that the pro-life label is flawed as 54% of Millennials self-identified as pro-choice and 39% as pro-life.

The IPA’s polling closely mirrors the Marist poll. The IPA data showed that 53% of Millennials think abortion should illegal in all or most circumstances. The Marist poll said 52%. On the question of self-identification, the IPA poll showed 48% claimed they were pro-choice and 36% said pro-life.IPA-KofC

Some new information from the Knights of Columbus/Marist poll was encouraging for the current trend of legislation that seeks to protect women from predatory and unsafe abortionists and abortion facilities.

Millennials are the age group that most strongly supports equal medical standards: Nearly 8 in 10 Americans (78 percent) want abortion clinics to be held to the same standards as other outpatient surgery centers. This includes 77 percent of African Americans and 82 percent of Latinos, as well as 77 percent of women, and 84 percent of millennials. About three quarters of those who identify as pro-choice (74 percent) agree, as do strong majorities regardless of party affiliation.

Millennials unequivocally support admitting privileges requirements for abortionists: 70 percent of Americans want doctors who perform abortions to be required to have hospital admitting privileges. This includes 71 percent of women, 77 percent of millennials, and 78 percent of Latinos, Pro-life and pro-choice adherents are also equally likely to support such a requirement at a rate of 7 in 10 for each group (71 percent).

The Democratic National Convention this week approved a platform that calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which would force taxpayers to directly fund abortion, more funding for Planned Parenthood and the deletion of “rare” from the oft-used tagline of “abortion should be safe, legal and rare” that former president Bill Clinton coined. This platform is wildly extreme and out-of-touch with what voters want.

Taxpayer funding for abortion is opposed by 62 percent of Americans. This includes 65 percent of African Americans, 61 percent of Latinos, and 45 percent of those who say they are pro-choice, as well as 84 percent of Republicans, 61 percent of Independents, 44 percent of Democrats and 58 percent of millennials.

On the important issue of conscience rights – whether or not healthcare professionals should be forced to do abortions against their conscience or lose their jobs – Americans have strong opinions that these rights should be protected. By almost 20 points, a majority of Americans (56 percent to 37 percent) do not believe that healthcare providers should be forced to perform abortions against their conscience or religious beliefs. This includes 6 in 10 Latinos (61 percent) and 4 in 10 who identify as pro-choice (41 percent). Fifty-two percent of millennials believe conscience rights should be protected.