SFLA’s 2016 Year in Review

While most of the country cannot wait to turn the calendar to January 2017 and put 2016 behind us, Students for Life wants to take one last look at this incredible year and recount what we did that made it so awesome.

Many of the stories on campuses never make it the newspapers or on television but just because there wasn’t a camera there doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

So in the immortal words of Elsa, we are prepped to “let it go” and move forward but before we do, here’s to a wonderful 2016!

JANUARY

If January was any indication of where 2016 would go, we were in for a wild ride. Snowzilla threatened to cancel the March for Life and did end up shutting dpaturnpike3own the Students for Life East Coast Conference. We saw months of work get washed away the moment Washington, DC closed the metro.

But our students were resilient and managed to make more news on the way home from the March for Life than at the actual march itself when they got stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 26 hours due to the storm.

Instead of complaining, they set up a snow altar and instituted the #TurkpikeMass, which spread like wildfire on social media and even many traditional media outlets covered it. Go pro-life students!

Speaking of fantastic pro-life people, in….

FEBRUARY

…SFLA added three new Regional Coordinators to our growing team. Breanna was our new Appalachian RC, Jake was out in the Arizona desert covering that region, and Ryan was busy sampling Southern food (errr, setting up pro-life groups) in the Southeast.

After training our new recruits, SFLA needed to recruit an attorney to file an amicus brief for us in the Whole Women’s Health case at the Supreme Court. A smart pro-life attorney stepped up and helped us to file the brief, which urged the Justices to see how the medical safety standards law out of Texas was meant to protect women.

Grab the popcorn because reliving the NARAL meltdown during the Super Bowl is just as fun the second and third times as it was in real time. Doritos – the cheesy chip company – aired a hilarious ad during the big game that dared to show *gasp* an ultrasound of a baby in utero. NARAL lost their minds and went on a maybe-drunken tweetfest about how Doritos was using an “antichoice tactic to humanize the fetus.” OH NO! We were all eating Doritos on Monday morning by the way.

Speaking of eating, our Capital Area Regional Coordinator, Michele Hendrickson, couldn’t manage to chow down on her free Chinese food as she infiltrated a rare lecture from infamous late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart at Johns Hopkins University. Carhart believed that killing viable babies was ‘doing God’s work’. It was stomach-churning.

Unfortunately February didn’t end there. Supreme Court Justice and pro-life stalwart Antonin Scalia passed away suddenly in mid-February, setting off a frenzy about the importance of the Supreme Court in a election year. We miss Justice Scalia.

Seattle University, a Jesuitseattle post with sfla logo school, allowed a pro-choice group on campus to promote an event featuring a Planned Parenthood doctor. The flyer had a photo of the Rosary, but instead of the Crucifix at the bottom, there was an IUD. Thanks to the swift notification from the Students for Life group on campus and our Regional Coordinator, SFLA immediately asked our supporters to call the school and demand they cancel the event – if this is what Catholic schools are promoting, raising up solid Catholic leaders in the next generation is going to be a huge problem.

While a disappointment at first, Seattle University caved to SFLA’s pressure and canceled the event.

Speaking of public pressure, in…

MARCH

…. SFLA organized a huge rally and protest in front of the US Supreme Court during the oral arguments of Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstadt, which would have reqNYT coveruired abortion facilities to adhere to the same medical and safety standards as other outpatient facilities. Of course, Planned Parenthood was having none of that and bussed in around 3,000 (paid?) supporters. The kicker is that while pro-lifers were outnumbered, the New York Times ran a front page photo of a young, pro-life woman the next day at the rally and Planned Parenthood lost their minds. It was great.

But the abortion side would continue to lose their minds as a young woman – a student at the University of New Mexico – put together an entire life-affirming Real Sex Week at the school in response to their vulgar, abortion-promoting Sex Week the previous year. She had workshops on post-abortion healing, green birth control and even had an MMA trainer come in to do a self-defense class.

The talent of pro-life students continued to shine through this month as the SFL group at Arizona State University chalked pro-life gorgeous designs on sidewalks on campus.ASU-chalk-heart Even though they obtained permission ahead of time, someone from the school power-washed away their artwork and said it was “too political.” The students are working with the school to resolve this blatant attempt at taking away free speech (and pretty artwork).

SFLA headed out to dozens of campuses in March with our brand new campus tour, We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood, which consisted of huge banners comparing Federally Qualified Health Centers to Planned Parenthood and the services each offers (spoiler alert: PP offers waaay less than FHQCs). We argued that FHQCs should be getting taxpayer funding and that PP shouldn’t. Many students agreed with us!

Speaking of agreeing with us, in…

APRIL

…students agreed that having a Students for Life group on the campus of Ohio University was an awesome idea. Jacob Hoback, a freshman at OU, was trying to start an SFL group on campus but kept running into obstacles and a few pro-abortion people were harassing him on social media. He didn’t let it get to him and with the help of our Regional Coordinator, Anna, Jacob managed to get the club off the ground and had his first meeting in April – where 35 students showed up, including a pro-choice girl who ended up changing her mind by the time the meeting ended. Here’s a virtual high-five to you Jacob!

Planned Parenthood’s PR machine was at work again in April as their favored candidate for president accidentally called a preborn baby an “unborn person.” Whoops. The abortion industry was not happy.

Planned Parenthood also wasn’t happy that David Daleiden released all those 320px-Kamala_Harris_Official_Attorney_General_Photoundercover videos of them discussing how to make a profit from selling the body parts of aborted babies. In fact, they were so mad that they got their buddy the Attorney General of California, Kamala Harris, to raid David’s one-bedroom apartment with nearly a dozen agents! That’s not cool at all. David is a friend of SFLA’s and we immediately kicked into activism-gear and moved to hold a rally outside Harris’ office in Sacramento, which was well-attended and covered by the press.

And in another episode of faith-centered universities behaving badly, Georgetown University, another Jesuit school, welcomed Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, with open arms in April. It probably didn’t go as well as they would have liked though since SFLA had not one, but two, of our campus displays – We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood and the Planned Parenthood Project – set up where all of the students lined up to go inside the venue. We also helped the SFL group on campus, Georgetown Right to Life, secure Abby Johnson to speak later the same day, as well as promoted the tweets of a pro-life student who managed to get into Cecile’s speech, which was closed-press of course.

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Something that wasn’t closed press was the premiere of the documentary, Abortion: Stories Women Tell, which was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC. Why do we care? Because our Midwest Regional Coordinator rock star Reagan Barklage was featured in it! The film was slanted but Reagan shared the pro-life message so well and ended up having a good conversation on the flight home with the abortionist that was also featured in the movie.

Speaking of slanted, in…

MAY

….the school administration at the University of Iowa decided that our Students for Life group’s pro-life sidewalk chalk messages (some as simple as “Smile, your mom chose life!”) were too “offensive” and had them all washed off.

At Southern Methodist University, the Students for Life group created a cemetery with 3,000 crosses to represent the number of lives lost to abortion every day. They came out the next day to find out their entire display had been taken down. Not only that, a young man filmed himself ranting about the display and saying that women need abortion to be successful. The video caught traction with the students and the Students for Life group filmed a brilliant response of women saying that pro-life is pro-woman. We are working with the group now to make sure the school takes appropriate action against the vandals.

Our Students for Life group at the University of Colorado at Boulder had to fight with their student activities office to host Abby Johnson as a speaker. They initially denied funding to the group based on the content of Abby’s speech. With the help of our legal team and staff, the group received full funding and Abby was able to come and give an inspirational speech.

In more good news, we had a big legal win at the University of South Alabama when our lawsuit was finally resolved and the school agreed to open up more of the campus to free speech (it was less than one percent when we filed the suit) and not to discriminate against pro-life students.

SFLA wrapped up the We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood tour in May, striking fear into the heart of the abortion industry because we turned so many young people against the abortion giant by simply educating them. All in the all, we took the display to 68 campuses in 27 states plus Washington, DC and traveled over 13,332 miles.

Speaking of traveling, in….

JUNE

…Rock for Life kicked off their summer tour, which hit up  17 Christian music festivals as well as 41 stops in 53 days with the secular Vans Warped Tour. Rock for Life is the only national pro-life group to do a summer music festival tour with the intention of reaching young people with a positive pro-life message. Rock on you guys.

In an example of Congress actually doing good work, the Select Panel on Infant Lives released evidence that Planned Parenthood illegally shared confidential medical information of their clients. Care about women, eh, Planned Parenthood? Nope, they only care about the bottom line. Fox News had an exclusive piece on the findings here.

Planned Parenthood hosted Hillary Clinton in her first speech since gaining the Democratic nomination for president. SFLA gathered a special welcome committee outside of the Washington, DC hotel where she was speaking, with women holding signs that Planned Parenthood and Hillary didn’t speak for them. SFLA also spear-headed a coalition of pro-life women leaders who released a statement condemning Planned Parenthood for selling out women.

So good news/bad news next. The Supreme Court struck down the Texas law requiring abortion facilities to maintain normal safety standards. It wasn’t fun to be outside the Supreme Court that day in the midst of pro-abortion women cheering. But we did manage to get our pro-life signs in dozens of news photos and give interviews to major news networks, including Spanish ones.

Good news was that we passed the 1,000 group mark in June! This was a huge 1K strongaccomplishment for SFLA and it also meant that we outnumbered Planned Parenthood campus groups 4-to-1.

Another bit of good news this month was that Kristan Hawkins, president of SFLA was invited to a meeting of pro-life and family leaders with Republican nominee for president Donald Trump. Any chance we got to be at the table for these meetings we took (and good foresight of course since Trump was elected president).

SFLA launched our brand new Institute for Pro-Life Advancement with the release of a white paper that detailed polling on Millennials, Planned Parenthood, and the pro-life brand. It garnered a good amount of media attention and gave SFLA a private polling institute for reference in the future and among the pro-life movement.

Speaking of attention, in…

JULY

…the Rock for Life summer tour got noticed by abortion advocates at the secular Vans Warped Tour and boy, were these people mad. Rock for Life was called all sorts of unprintable names on social media just because they were promoting the pro-life position. It was great because it gave Rock for Life even more attention. The head of the Vans Warped tour came out in support of Rock for Life’s right to be there and said he would gave the same deference to a pro-choice that wanted to exhibit – we never saw any. Guess they just wanted to rant on Twitter instead.

In one of our more exciting July projects, every year Students for Life releases our numbers from the previous school year and it’s always awesome. The 2015-2016 was no different, breaking all sorts of records. Even though our National East Coast Conference was cancelled because of the blizzard, we still managed to train 11,000 students, which is 3,000 more than the previous year. We work with incredible people, we really do.

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SFLA loves incredible people so we hired two more in July. Camille Rodriguez came on as our new West Coast Regional Coordinator, which meant she got to travel all over California to train pro-life students and infiltrate safe spaces at pro-abortion leaning universities. Jillian Ferguson still needs to buy a cowboy hat and boots since she became the new Southwest Regional Coordinator.

About Texas…in Houston, the District Attorney threw out all the bogus charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, the undercover investigators at the Center for Medical Progress. It was a huge win and we were able to support David and Sandra in the press and call attention to the corrupt DAs office.

July ended with was what quite possibly the beginning of the end of Hillary Clinton’s run for office when the Democratic Party ratified the most pro-abortion platform in its history. It called for taxpayer-funded abortion, more money for Planned Parenthood, and no restrictions whatsoever on abortion. Many Americans don’t agree with the platform and well, they voted in November.

Pro-Life Future chapters in the Northeast also headed to Philly in their first trip to the DNC, but it was to protest the pro-abortion platform. They talked to many people who were not in support of the radical abortion platform that encompassed the party.

Speaking of firsts, in….

AUGUST

…. SFLA decided to put together the first-ever National Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day, where we partnered with Sidewalk Advocates for Life to train our students on WE are here for youproper sidewalk counseling techniques and then got as many students as we could to go abortion facilities on the same day and use their newfound skills to help women. Students went to 30 different abortion facilities and we know of at least one baby save!

Students for Life of America hosted their 3rd annual Christian Leadership Summit in August, where 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.

Not content to launch just one new initiative this year, SFLA went ahead and launched two more in August: the Middle School Program and Faith Foundations. That’s right, we are everywhere.

In the August installment of Christian Schools Behaving Badly, Texas Christian University got put on the naughty list for giving students credit for a Planned Parenthood internship. SFLA’s supporters weren’t happy and thousands of them called and emailed the school. Even the local news covered the story. Now everyone knows that TCU is in cahoots with Planned Parenthood. A local Pregnancy Research Center even reached out to the school to offer students a for-credit internship with them to, you know, balance out the abortion side. No word on if the school accepted.

Speaking of acceptance, in….

SEPTEMBER

….we didn’t want to accept the news that Phyllis Schlafly passed away on Labor Day weekend, which was a huge loss for pro-lifers. She was not only a beacon of hope in the movement but a mentor for Kristan Hawkins and she will missed dearly.

SFLA kicked off September by releasing another white paper from the Institute for Pro-Life Advancement, this time delving into the touchy subject of abortion and how IPA 5 point 5 percentChristian and Catholic churches talk about it (spoiler: not well). A hefty majority of women who have abortion identify as Christian, which is a huge problem. We are trying to remedy that fact.

Because SFLA can’t let too much time pass between mobilizing students for pro-life activism, on September 10th, we organized a Women Betrayed rally outside the much-hyped All Access 2016 pro-abortion concert in Cleveland that featured pop star SIA.

In Pennsylvania, the Pro-Life Future chapter of Lehigh Valley lobbied their local legislators to support more laws to encourage pregnant and parenting students to continue their education and have their child or place him or her for adoption.Cycle

Students got to take our new campus tour to their campuses starting this month, the Cycle of Corruption, which highlighted the cycle of corruption in the abortion industry and challenged students to learn more about their own political parties and influence them on behalf of the pro-life position.

The special pro-abortion snowflakes in the school administration at Mizzou attempted to scare away students from the new display in an email, falsely claiming that the display had graphic images that would be offense. If they mean images that are not graphic in nature or offensive, then sure, they are right.

Ohio University Students for Life also encountered opposition to the display when a representative from the university demanded our students not hand out postcards and stand behind a table. The students already had permission to be there but while our attorneys looked into the matter, our clever students made their own signs:

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Speaking of brave and clever pro-life students, in…..

OCTOBER

….junior Bridget Christiansen from Gretna High School in Nebraska went public with the fact that her high school was not allowing her pro-life club to be an official club and was discriminating against her. SFLA and our attorneys sent a demand letter to the school and Bridget did dozens of media interviews. The school eventually demoted almost all clubs to a non-official status, resolving the problem in the most childish way possible.

In efforts to make sure the president of Planned Parenthood knows that this generation is pro-life and isn’t fooled by her rip-off “Planned Parenthood Generation” mantra, pro-life students brought the SFLA #PinkFleet vans to wherever she was speaking. At Temple University in PA, the pink van was there. Cecile saw our pink van in Denver at a medical conference she was speaking at.Bethany AMA2

And when we couldn’t get the pink van out, our pro-life students showed up all over Iowa and in San Francisco.

Speaking of not buying Planned Parenthood’s crap, two high schools in Colorado had a competition to see which one could raise the most diapers for a local pregnancy resource center. Combined they collected over 28,000 diapers. Now that’s the Pro-Life Generation in action.

The Pro-Life Generation also took action during National Pro-Life Chalk Day, which is designated as a day where student pro-life groups all do chalk messages on campus. It’s usually controversial in some places because pro-abortion students can’t handle messages like “love them both” or “women deserve better than abortion.” One such incident happened at the University of Mary Washington in the middle of the night, where the pro-life group caught the vandals red-handed erasing their messages and writing abortion ones. But instead of getting mad, our students actually had a long, civil and thoughtful conversation with them. Listen to it here.

Speaking of civil conversations, in….

NOVEMBER

…. SFLA got together two pro-lifers who were friends and had a fun night before Election Day called Election Whine. It was live-streamed over Facebook and meant to look at both sides of the Trump/NeverTrump debate and ultimately to have a group hug at the end, which they did. And it was nice.

SFLA wasted no time in trying to unite pro-lifers after Trump’s historic win, releasing an op-ed about how important it is to make sure pro-life leaders present a united front and hold Trump accountable to the promises he made to pro-lifers.

We also released our second annual list of Top Schools for Pregnant and Parenting Students – Public School edition. It’s so important to recognize colleges and universities who make it a priority to provide support to pregnant and parenting students so that they aren’t forced to choose between their child and their education. High-five!

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In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the late-term abortion capitol of the nation, an arsonist set fire to a pro-life pregnancy resource center in the middle of the night, burning up a chapel and several other rooms in the process. SFLA has students that both work and volunteer there and it is so sad that someone decided to cause serious damage, which the FBI has labeled a hate crime.

Speaking of abortion supporters being intolerant, in….

DECEMBER

…Satanists decided to start a campaign to send bodily-fluid soaked soaks to the Texas governor in protest of a law that requires aborted babies to be cremated or buried. The abortion industry supported this of course.

There was some good things that came out of Texas though, like the amazing Group of the Month, Students for Life at the University of Texas in Austin. This group not only hosted the Cycle of Corruption campus tour but they had a guest speaker on end-of-life issues, hosted Abby Johnson and showed the movie 40 Film, held freshmen recruiting events and did a Facebook video with doodles from students on why they are pro-life.

SFLA live-tweeted Congressional speeches from pro-life Members of Congress when they House Select Panel on Infant Lives referred Planned Parenthood for criminal charges in Texas for the buying and selling of aborted baby body parts. The Senate Judiciary Committee also referred both the national Planned Parenthood and affiliates for criminal prosecution.

Other things happened this month that were not taking place in Texas, like the Chicago PLF 4Pro-Life Future chapter doing Christmas caroling outside abortion facilities and volunteering to help serve women, children and families at the Women’s Center Christmas party.

And that’s a wrap of 2016. We can’t wait to see what happens in 2017.

Happy New Year.

Best of 2016: The Top 9 Times Abortion Advocates Lost Their Minds

The abortion industry had just come out of a pretty tough year in 2015, having to defend the illegal buying and selling of aborted baby parts and all. But they looked to 2016 as their redemption, specifically the great hope had by all of them that the next President of the United States was going to be a pantsuit-loving, abortion-funding woman who was already BFFs with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. We all know how that turned out.

Even so, abortion advocates started freaking out in the beginning of the year over Doritos commercials and the insanity just never ended. Here is a list of the top 9 times abortion advocates lost their minds in 2016.

9) The time when NARAL lost their minds over the Doritos Super Bowl ad
It’s chips people! Doritos, in all their marketing brilliance, showed a hilarious ad during the biggest sports game of the year where a pregnant woman was having an ultrasound and the dad-to-be was munching on some tasty Doritos. The baby in the ultrasound decided it really wanted those chips and mom goes into labor. NARAL, one of the biggest pro-abortion groups in the country, absolutely freaked out and it was a joy to behold:

8) The time when Cecile Richards flipped out over the New York Times putting pro-lifers on the front page
During the oral arguments of the abortion case Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstadt in March, dozens and dozens of pro-life students braved the cold to rally in support of common sense medical standards for abortion facilities. Planned Parenthood and their buddies bussed in supporters and likely spent a good chunk of money making their presence known outside the Supreme Court that day. But what photo did the New York Times (!) choose to use on their front page the next day:

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Cecile Richards flipped out.

7) The time when abortion supporters called the Indiana governor to talk about their periods
If there is one thing abortion supporters know how to do well, it’s to use images of/real bodily fluids and sexual organs to their advantage when they flip out over laws they don’t agree with. In April, then-Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill that banned abortions because of gender, race and fetal abnormalities. Abortion supporters lost their minds and started a campaign called Periods for Pence, where they called the governor’s office to talk about their menstrual cycles. Why? We don’t know. It’s what they do when they get mad apparently.

6) That time when Planned Parenthood lost their minds over Mike Pence’s nomination as VP
Speaking of Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the abortion industry really doesn’t like him. At all. When he was a Member of Congress, he was the first person to introduce a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. This was way before it was cool to try to defund the abortion giant.Mike Pence

When Pence was selected as Trump’s VP, Cecile Richards lost her mind, putting out a short, bitter statement: “The reason anyone in America could pick Mike Pence out of a one man lineup is because of his long history of targeted political attacks against the care provided at Planned Parenthood health centers in Indiana and across the country. Other than that, he doesn’t have a single distinguishing characteristic.”

Brutal, Cecile. Have a cosmo or something.

5) The time Hillary Clinton slipped up and called a fetus an “unborn person”
The audible gasp of Planned Parenthood and their allies in the abortion industry when Hillary Clinton called a developing baby in the womb an “unborn person” on Meet the Press could be heard throughout the social media realm. Diana Arellano, community engagement manager for Planned Parenthood of Illinois, was obviously in a state of shock when she tweeted out this gem:

 

4) The time abortion advocates freaked out over Rock for Life at the Vans Warped Tour
Rock for Life is a big initiative of Students for Life of America that travels all over the country every summer to mostly Christian music festivals and talks to young adults and teens about the pro-life message. This past summer, Rock for Life was able to get a booth at the secular Vans Warped Tour, where they hit up over 50 stops, much to the dismay of pro-abortion concert-goers.

Ouch! These people ended up getting the attention of the head of the Vans Warped Tour, who came out in SUPPORT of Rock for Life and said that if the pro-abortion side wanted a tent space, he’d give them one. Not sure if they took him up on the offer.

3) The time pro-abortion students were offended by hearts
In April, the Students for Life group at the University of Iowa chalked 3,200 hearts with the message that “abortion stops 3200 hearts each day in the US” and other pro-life messages like “women deserve better than abortion” and “Students for Life supports pregnant and parenting students” AND “Smile, your mom chose life!” Some smile mom chose lifepeople didn’t like that. There was an organized effort by individual pro-choice students to send in complaints to the school about the pro-life messages. The pro-abortion student wrote, in part, on Facebook that: “THIS is violent. THIS is stigmatizing. THIS creates an unsafe environment for students on campus and we should not tolerate it.”

Really? They thought little hearts that represented those of tiny babies whose lives were taken because of abortion created an ‘unsafe environment for students on campus.’

2) The time Planned Parenthood freaked out about the Tom Price HHS nomination
Representative Tom Price was nominated to become the Secretary of the Health & Human Services (HHS) Department by President-elect Donald Trump. Rep. Price is a doctor. He’s also 100% pro-life. Cue the Planned Parenthood freakout:

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Cecile Richards released a statement citing her normal talking points about how the other side hates women, wants to take away their healthcare, etc. Calm down, Cecile. Just because the majority of Americans don’t want to fund abortions like you want everyone to do doesn’t mean we don’t love women.

1) The time Planned Parenthood couldn’t believe Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton
This was a given. Planned Parenthood threw over $30 million to get a certain someone elected and it didn’t work. Now they are whining about women not being able to afford basic healthcare (if that $30M went to women’s healthcare….) and how the world is going to end and we are all going to die, ignoring the fact that Planned Parenthood alone takes the lives of 887 innocent babies A DAY:

Our friends over at the SBA List tweeted out this genius response on election night:

Not fake news: abortion industry and Satanists oppose burying aborted babies

Back when then-Texas Senator Wendy Davis went on her infamous filibuster against banning abortions after 20-weeks, Planned Parenthood supporters chanted “Hail Satan” outside the statehouse, so it really shouldn’t be any surprise they are on the same page as Satanists.

The abortion industry and followers of Satan himself are really angry that the state of Texas passed a law that mandates the remains of aborted babies be cremated or buried, instead of being crassly disposed of in landfills or, like the Center for Medical Progress videos showed, sold for profit.

The Center for Reproductive Rights, a big pro-abortion group, is pretty mad: “This regulation has no basis in public health, and it’s just a pretext for putting an additional burden on women who choose abortion or who suffer miscarriage,” said David Brown, a senior staff attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights.

And the Satanists – well, they are angry because the law attributes human dignity to *gasp* humans: “Texas health officials are baldly imposing the view that the fetal tissue is elevated to personhood—a religious opinion that conflicts with our own,” said Satanic Temple founder Lucien Greaves.

But the Satanic Temple isn’t just talking about their anger, they are encouraging others to show their displeasure by a campaign called Cumrags for Congress (this is not fake news).

The Temple’s spokesperson, Jax Blackmore, shared a photo that we will spare you on Facebook along with this message:

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Without going into the possible legal ramifications of this idea, while disgusting and inappropriate, it is in line with what abortion supporters like to do: use personal bodily fluids to make their point.

A company called Cute Fruit Undies made panties with pro-life politicians on them that women can wear when they have their periods so that they can bleed all over people they don’t like. A portion of proceeds go to Planned Parenthood (of course).

And after then-Governor Mike Pence signed a bill in Indiana that restricted abortion, women called his office just to talk about their periods.

In Oregon, a Planned Parenthood broke up a pro-life protest when she made a sign about yeast infections that included a smiling clitoris and stood between a family with children and chanted “yeast infections!”

And go to any abortion rally and you are bound to find uterus pillows, people dressed as vaginas, and who knows what else.

The Texas law is about treating tiny humans with the dignity they deserve. The Charlotte Lozier Institute released a report this week detailing violations of multiple fetal disposal laws in Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Utah and Texas.

Some examples of findings detailed methods used to dispose of the remains of aborted babies that were somehow deemed legal by abortion facilities and waste disposal companies, like “flushing fetal body parts through the garbage disposal leading into the sewer system; dumping fetal remains into an auger along with medical waste and grinding them together; and having the fetal remains transported across state lines to another state’s dumpsters.”

Three Planned Parenthoods in Ohio were caught illegally dumping fetal remains. Planned Parenthood in South Carolina was fined over $50,000 for breaking fetal disposal laws and dumping remains in a public landfill.

The abortion industry is aware it has a problem of what to do with a baby after the abortion. In fact, that very topic was addressed at a NARAL conference:

All humans deserve to be treated with the inherent dignity they possess, both preborn and born, which means the pro-life movement must be compassionate and loving to the mother in trying to help her to choose life, and also support laws like the one in Texas.

After all, if the abortion industry and Satanists are against the law, it’s certainly best to be on the opposing side.

Planned Parenthood is Freaking Out About Tom Price

This week, President-elect Donald Trump announced his pick – Tom Price -for the head of the Health & Human Services Dept. This was a big deal and something that pro-lifers have been watching closely.

HHS has a lot of power in the healthcare world. They were also the ones that drafted the rules about forcing companies to pay for abortifacients. Tons of Obamacare rules go through HHS as well.

Rep. Tom Price is a great choice, as many pro-life groups have already pointed out. He is an orthopedic surgeon who obviously understands the healthcare system. He also despises Obamacare.  He is also 100% pro-life, which is forcing Planned Parenthood and their buddies to curl up in a safe space somewhere.

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Cecile Richards released a lengthy statement yesterday, which was nothing short of their usual talking points about how Republicans hate women so much that they want to take away their cancer screenings, birth control, and “access” to affordable healthcare, which means they want to make abortion illegal and *gasp* defund Planned Parenthood.

Say goodbye to that hefty salary Cecile.

It’s usually a very good sign for the pro-life movement and the abortion industry and their allies throw such a public hissy fit.

But the thing is, only Planned Parenthood is to blame for this mess. They are the ones that have been caught time and again participating in shady, and possibly criminal, business practices. They are the ones who can’t seem to reconcile their books as to not defraud taxpayers of millions of dollars, and they are the ones who have pushed their radical agenda on the American people, boosting their preferred presidential candidate with over $30 million, only to have lost.

Millennials in particular don’t care one bit for the kind of extreme stance that Planned Parenthood takes on abortion. A poll from the Institute for Pro-Life Advancement showed that only 17% of Millennials believe abortion should be legal for any reason at any point in the pregnancy. Heck, Planned Parenthood even takes that a step further by not supporting legislation that would protect the baby if he/she was born alive after an abortion – and then advocating for the right to abort that child outside of the womb:

No wonder Planned Parenthood is flailing around. They lost big time and need to come to terms with the fact that women aren’t buying what they’re selling. So go put that lipstick on and get back to us.

Eye Witness Account: What Happened Friday Night in Texas

By the SFLA #Stand4Life Bus Team

When the Texas State Senate passed HB2 on Friday night, banning abortions after 20 weeks (when pre-born children have been scientifically proven to feel pain) and instituting regulations on abortion facilities that will bring them up to par with other surgical centers across the state, the scene outside the Senate chamber was chaotic. Abortion rights activists had descended upon the state capitol for a protest that became about much more than just one bill. Even Occupy Austin had joined the fray for demonstrations that, as our team witnessed, went far beyond the control of Planned Parenthood and NARAL.

The crowds started gathering very early in the morning, with some people lining up for access to the Senate gallery before 5 AM. The building became a sea of orange shirts (abortion activists) and blue shirts (pro-lifers). The abortion activists had come to the capitol ready for a fight. Throughout the day, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) confiscated jars of urine, feces and paint, as well as bricks from the pro-aborts. Like small children, they were going to throw their waste at people who disagreed with them and at law makers who were planning to vote to protect the preborn. They passed around sharpies so they could write a lawyer’s phone number on their bodies for when they were arrested. The rotunda in the middle of the building became the focal point of protests and filled up with orange shirts as the final vote came closer.

The sound in the rotunda was like nothing we have had ever heard before. It was inhuman, almost demonic. They chanted slogans like, “Whose choice? My choice” and “Pray, You’ll Need It, Your Cause will be Defeated” while periodically breaking into primal screams that echoed around us. As we watched from the top floor with a group of pro-life students, surrounded by a deluge of orange shirts, we could see DPS officers move into the crowd below to remove the blue shirts that had been peacefully praying amongst the crush of angry protesters.

DPS had determined that the rotunda was no longer safe for pro-lifers. The capitol was on lock down. No one else was allowed in. Officers blocked entrances to the rotunda on the first and second floors. News from outside was that a large mob of pro-aborts was gathering. Reports were coming in that they were planning demonstrations on all four sides of the capitol. Rumors swirled about disturbances and weapons outside. At one point, one of the students on the Students for Life #Stand4Life Bus Tour was shoved hard by pro-aborts as he was trying to film what was going on. Chaos Reigned.

As the situation grew uglier, DPS directed all pro-lifers to leave the rotunda for their own safety. The mob did not care for or respect the well-being of anyone wearing blue. Pro-life senators and representatives were offering their offices as safe places for us. Most of the Students for Life of America students and staff had already left the rotunda. And as our team directed the retreat, some of our staff found themselves stranded on the top floor with a few students, looking for a way out. They took the elevator to the bottom two floors, but found their paths blocked both times and had to ascend back up to the top of the building. They then found a side staircase that brought them down to the ground floor. But, as they rounded the final curve to the landing, they stopped dead in their tracks; they were again confronted by a sea of orange shirts.

Confident in the presence of news cameras to keep them safe, our team managed to slide along the railing, cut through the swarm of angry pro-aborts and escape behind them. Texas Representative Bryan Hughes offered our team and students safe haven in his office (guarded by DPS officers), where we gathered to watch the end of the debate and anxiously awaited the final, victorious vote on the Senate floor shortly after midnight.

The pro-aborts did not win this day. Not only did they lose the vote, but their antics cost them dearly in the court of public opinion. America has seen that the only way for abortion activists to get their way for the “right” to kill babies is to throw a giant temper tantrum.

Terror and mob rule will not intimidate the pro-life movement and will not change the minds of Americans that abortion is a human rights tradegy. The momentum from the victory in Texas will carry us into other states, marching forward until abortion is abolished. We fight for something greater than anger and hate. We fight for love and truth. And we will win.

See below some of the photos and videos our Students for Life #Stand4Life Bus Team took on Friday:

Pictures and Videos from Friday:

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The #Stand4Life Team sings Amazing Grace while Pro-Aborts Yell


Pro-Abortion Protesters screaming while Students for Life Prays


Demonic Screaming in Texas Rotunda by pro-aborts


Pro-Abortion Protestors Screaming in the TX Rotunda


A Pro-Abortion Woman Screaming at one of our Students

Our Students Peacefully Witnessing Amid Chaos


Our #Stand4Life Bus Team Cheering After the Bill Finally Passes

After Not Being Allowed to Shower at the YMCA All Week, Here’s our Students’ Reactions

Texas: A Glimpse into the Future

What happens when you have fiercely passionate pro-abortion activists gathered together in Austin, Texas when one of the most hotly debated pieces of pro-life legislation is up before the House and Senate?

First off, the hatred and vitriol coming from pro-abortion activists at the Texas State House is unbelievable. Coming off their ill-gotten victory two weeks ago when Planned Parenthood and their allies resorted to mob-like tactics to stop the passage of a commonsense pro-life bill that would have protected Texan women from future Kermit Gosnells and end painful abortions for those babies 20 weeks and older — now they are more desperate than ever.

Just in case you need to see what is at stake here, here is some raw footage of pro-lifers singing “Amazing Grace” while pro-aborts in orange scream “Hail Satan” and “God is dead.”

Students for Life organized the Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour immediately following State Senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster of SB 5 to offer support to pro-life Texas.

On Tuesday the Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour faced discrimination from the Town Lake YMCA when they were denied access to showers because of their pro-life position.  They were told that while our students were respectful some of their pro-abortion members were upset the “Y” was accommodating our team. These pro-abortion members intimidated the staff at the YMCA and then the students were asked not to come back.  Apparently abortion supporters at the “Y” went so far in expressing their outrage that YMCA staffers reported feeling “threatened” by them.

After the “Hail Satan” video went viral, someone on the inside told the abortion activists to tone it down. However, we’re not sure if all the “If my vagina were a gun” type protesters got that message as there were many vulgar signs that really had zero to do with the debate at hand.  One other group that missed the memo was Rise Up, which caused such a huge disturbance that 5 members of their group were arrested on Wednesday in the House gallery as legislators voted on final passage of the bill.

While things are looking grim for the other side, pro-abortion men have also stepped up to make their voices heard in the debate.  Ben Sherman, a pro-abortion boy, took to his blog to explain the #brochoice movement. He wrote that if abortion isn’t readily accessible, especially in his state of Texas, men’s sex lives are at stake. It was the ultimate form of male-chauvinism, yet NARAL and other pro-abortion women’s groups took to Twitter in support of the campaign.

Can you believe this actually happened? Here’s what Sherman wrote to other men as to why they should be #brochoice:

·         “Forcing women to adhere to the anti-choice attitudes of state legislators forces men to do the same, and will have serious consequences both on men’s lives and lifestyles.”
·         “Your sex life is at stake. Can you think of anything that kills the vibe faster than a woman fearing a back-alley abortion? Making abortion essentially inaccessible in Texas will add an anxiety to sex that will drastically undercut its joys. And don’t be surprised if casual sex outside of relationships becomes far more difficult to come by.”

Interestingly, Jill Stanek released an article this week of her very candid conversation with abortion advocate and senior political reporter for RH Reality Check, Robin Marty.  When asked what it will take to win, Marty said that their side wins when they take the focus off of the baby and talk about pro-lifers threatening access to contraception.

Something is going on in Texas and it’s a glimpse into where the pro-abortion movement is headed – and it’s not pretty!

·         Red herring tactics – Trying to take away the focus from abortion and the humanity of the pre-born to make the issue about contraception and freedom to have sex.
·         Anti-Christian bigotry – “F*** the church, F*** the state, women will decide our fate” and “Hail Satan” being chanted at the Capitol.
·         Intimidation & Discrimination – Students kicked out of the YMCA for their pro-life position, and even worse, lawmakers receiving threats from abortion advocates.

But I don’t want to paint it as all orange (the color the pro-aborts are wearing) in Texas!  There is a strong pro-life “blue-shirt” presence that is making their voices known.  The Students #Stand4Life Bus Tour crew has been on the ground all week assisting pro-life Texans with their rallies, meetings with lawmakers, and by making some waves of their own.

Everywhere Planned Parenthood showed up in and around Austin, Students #Stand4Life brought their bus, and our Planned Parenthood Project to shed light on the fact that they are the nation’s largest abortion provider and that money received from performing abortions drives their mission. The Planned Parenthood Project consists of postcards and banners that expose Planned Parenthood’s true agenda by highlighting statistics from Planned Parenthood’s own annual report along with a display of 915 pink crosses that represent the number of babies who are aborted every day by this abortion Goliath.

Our students also met with Lt. Governor of Texas David Dewhurst, participated in a news conference with Senator Rick Santorum, and led outreach outside of South Austin Planned Parenthood’s late term abortion facility.

Showers or no showers, the passion and energy of young people will help turn the abortion tide by focusing the debate and by not bowing to intimidation and discrimination.  They are poised to hit every ball abortion activists throw at them and here’s to hoping that in Texas they hit it out of the ballpark.  This victory on the horizon in Texas, where Roe v. Wade was first heard, could spell the beginning of the end of Roe and legal abortion in our nation.

Top 9 Memes that Expose #BroChoice for What it Really Is

This week, Ben Sherman, a pro-abortion boy, took to his blog to explain the #brochoice movement. He wrote that if abortion isn’t readily accessible, especially in his state of Texas, men’s sex lives are at stake. It was the ultimate form of male-chauvinism, yet NARAL and other pro-abortion women’s groups took to Twitter in support of the campaign.

Can’t believe this actually happened? Here’s what Sherman wrote to other men as to why they should be #brochoice:

  • “Forcing women to adhere to the anti-choice attitudes of state legislators forces men to do the same, and will have serious consequences both on men’s lives and lifestyles.”
  • “Your sex life is at stake. Can you think of anything that kills the vibe faster than a woman fearing a back-alley abortion? Making abortion essentially inaccessible in Texas will add an anxiety to sex that will drastically undercut its joys. And don’t be surprised if casual sex outside of relationships becomes far more difficult to come by.”

If the Texas pro-life omnibus bill passes the Texas legislature this week, less babies will die and less women will be victimized by abortionists in the lone-star state, but poor Ben  doesn’t care about that! Oh, no, he is too worried that he will have less one night stands if there are actually consequences to sex. Imagine that!

Expose #brochoice for what it really means. Post these memes on your Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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On Being Told I Don’t Support Women

By: Catherine Phillips, Students for Life of America’s 2012 Missionary for Life

Prolife-prochoice discussion is all about the language. Those against abortion are called “anti-choice,” by those who support it, and they call abortion supporters “anti-life” or “pro-abortion” instead of “pro-choice.” I choose to respect what each side wants to be called, generally “pro-life,” and “pro-choice,” because calling names isn’t going to get us anywhere. But in fact, the language of the divide goes much deeper than just name-calling. Activists on both sides of the debate are guilty of painting the other side in the worst possible light, and sometimes sounding like extremists writing for a propaganda team.

For example, I admit that I get at least a little irritated when I read statements like these: (taken from NARAL, Pro Choice America’s website) “Anti-choice groups attack [women’s] right to choose at every opportunity. Anti-choice people want to outlaw abortion, regardless of the woman’s situation. They will stop at nothing to make it harder for women to access abortion#.”

Yes, we “anti-choice” people do want to see abortion end; but we are not vicious and heartless beings that have no compassion, especially for a mother who finds herself in a crisis pregnancy. Do people really think that I, a 21-year-old woman, am spending valuable time for the pro-life movement just to “spread lies to scare women,” (also from the website) and to limit essential freedoms of the very demographic to which I belong? Why in the world would I do that, just for the fun of it?

Please. You cannot tell me that my pro-life generation is solely motivated by the idea of hurting women and restricting their freedoms. And if that’s not what we’re motivated for, which is what the pro-choice side wants you to believe…then what is it that motivates us?

I am motivated by truth, logic, and compassion.
I am motivated by the truth that a fetus, from the moment of conception, is a living human being. (an accepted scientific fact that NARAL foolishly tries to deny, by the way#)
I am motivated by the inherent human logic that I believe we all possess that tells us that a pre-born human being deserves to be protected, not to be killed in his mother’s womb—this inherent human understanding that killing is wrong, regardless of how convenient it may be.
I am motivated by compassion for the voices of thousands of women who courageously speak out about how they regret their abortions, and have been damaged by them both emotionally, spiritually, and sometimes even physically.

I am motivated by the many young women in my generation who find themselves pregnant and scared, and who need someone to tell them they have other options than the very unnatural “choice” of killing the baby inside them that their very body is preparing for them to nurture.

I am pro-life, and I do stand for women’s rights. If you don’t believe me, or don’t understand me, then talk to me about it. But don’t call me anti-woman, and don’t tell me that I don’t support women’s freedom.  I support women’s freedom to the same extent that I support the freedom of all Americans—but when freedom comes to mean the “freedom” to end the life of someone else, well, that is no longer freedom.

Right now, women are free to make the choice to have an abortion. Is that a freedom that the Constitution protects? I don’t think so. But there is one freedom of choice I hope women are exercising: the freedom to choose which language to trust. The language on the side that makes business and money off their apparent “victimization,” or the language of the side that has no other reason to defend life than the motivation of truth, and the desire to see a nation freed from the lie that abortion is good for women.