What’s Really Driving the Falling Abortion Rate?

My ears tend to perk up when I see headlines discussing the current decline of abortion rates in this country. I enjoy reading what the prognosticators have to say about this downward trend. I am also intrigued because many of these headlines and subsequent stories are written by and for abortion proponents. These stories typically…

Sex-Selective Abortion: So What?

“Women should be able to have abortions simply because their unborn child is the ‘wrong’ sex, a leading ethics expert at the British Medical Association has said.” So reads the opening lines of this weekend’s Daily Mail piece. Predictably, pro-life advocates and campaigners are outraged by the words of Wendy Savage, the ethics expert quoted…

Are You Actively, Boldly and Publicly Pro-life?

During the early 2000s, there was a nationwide debate taking place surrounding partial-birth abortion. Republicans in Congress were working diligently to ban the barbaric procedure and, as a result, abortion was a front page topic. At the time, I was in high school and forming my opinion of abortion. I mean, I knew from the…

Planned Parenthood’s New Motto? “Abortion. No Matter What.”

As I sat in my office watching the Tucker Carlson interview with Dawn Laguens, Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of Planned Parenthood, I was shocked to see a senior executive of Planned Parenthood quite literally unable to answer the questions posed to her. Invited to discuss the GOP’s health care plan’s intent to cut…

What it Means to be Pro-life: Our Journey to Foster Care

Part of being pro-life is not only supporting mothers through their pregnancies, but caring for orphans and the children within the foster care system. I recently interviewed a dear friend who has been fostering for about 5 months. May you really hear her heart and “find your something.” Tell me about why you chose to…

Let’s Get Real About Planned Parenthood’s Money

“Money talks.” It’s an old adage, a timeless truth, even a pretty good AC/DC song. And what’s true for corporations is also true for Planned Parenthood. Recently there’s been a lot of talk around defunding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. The statement triggered an immediate response from the group, who claims these funds…

Here’s Why Men Should Care About Abortion

The men’s lifestyle magazine, GQ, recently published an article titled Why Should a Man Care About Planned Parenthood? Drawing from his own experience, author Jozen Cummings details his first and only interaction within a Planned Parenthood some 15 years prior as a 20 year old sophomore. Like all it’s supporters, Cummings continues the mathematically false…

How Defunding is a Pro-Choice Option

When it comes to healthcare, pro-choice and pro-life people seem to agree that women deserve safe and comprehensive care before, during, and after pregnancy. It seems like everywhere we look there’s talk about “defunding” and we’d like to shift that mindset to one of “reallocation.” Many are concerned about low-income women who they feel might…

My Life as an Adopted Adult

Hi. My name is Caley. I have unruly red hair, brownish eyes (people say “did you know your eyes match your hair?!), and freckles. I feel most alive when I’m outdoors or making something with my hands. I describe things in my head when I’m alone, thinking of how I’d write them if someone were…

Teen Vogue’s Horrible Advice and a Sixteen-Year-Old’s Powerful Response

Earlier this month Teen Vogue wrote a list of “11 Thoughtful Gifts Your Friend Who Had an Abortion Would Appreciate.” The list includes a “Girl Power” hat, an “F U-terus” pin, a Ruth Bader Ginsburg coloring book, and several more junk-drawer worthy items. The article reads, “So your friend is about to have an abortion. Of…

Storks is Helping to Message the Pro-Life Narrative

Storks was invited to the Conservative Political Action Conference to help inform others about the pro-life movement. Although as an organization we don’t actively engage in the pro-life issue in the political realm, we were incredibly thankful for the opportunity to meet with and thank those who do, engage in the conversation about life, and share the mission…

Imagine If Abortion Was Unimaginable.

To say something is unthinkable is a personal, individual choice. But imagination transcends thought. It assumes the future is already present. And presently, the culture at large believes abortion empowers women. This belief is entrenched in polarizing language and false ideology. To change the narrative of a culture – which is made up of a…

Lena Dunham’s Light-Hearted Portrayal of America’s Largest Abortion Provider

Last month, actress and producer, Lena Dunham, came out with “100 Years,” a cartoon mini documentary that celebrates the history of Planned Parenthood and the “women who sacrificed everything to bring us safe and affordable reproductive health care.” Narrated by a long list of celebrities—including America Ferrera, Mindy Kaling, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, and many…

How a Client Advocate is Giving Women Real Choices.

My friend Marie is a client advocate at a pregnancy resource center. She occasionally shares bits and pieces of stories about what she encounters at work. She can’t be specific, so mostly she is asking for prayers for those she serves. I get vague details like “please pray for a young abortion-vulnerable woman today to…

Wait, So Beyoncé’s Pro-life?

Reprinted from BreakPoint.org with permission. Copyright 2017 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Objective realities aren’t subject to feelings, but increasingly, that’s the verdict of our celebrity-driven culture. Just ask Beyoncé’s twins. With few exceptions, the entertainment industry is committedly pro-choice. Whether it’s Scarlett Johansson and others in a recent “Stand with Planned Parenthood” ad campaign,…