An Open Letter To The Girl I Pressured Into Abortion

To my ex-girlfriend, When did it became socially acceptable to pin abortions on women while men walk free? How was it your fault you got pregnant when I definitely wasn’t the epitome of self control in that moment? I couldn’t go with you that day. I was too embarrassed. Ten years later, it finally hit…

Why So Few Women Shout Their Abortions

This article was originally published by Ardee Coolidge on Care Net’s Abundant Life blog on March 30, 2017 #Shoutyourabortion activists forget that none of the reasons a woman has an abortion are worth celebrating. My daughter is almost two years old and has discovered the joy of shouting in our apartment. Often she is not…

When Free Speech and Millions of Lives are on the Line…

This piece was reprinted with permission from Pregnancy Help News and was written by Jay Hobbs.  All five pro-life pregnancy help organizations on the Hawaiian islands are the stroke of a pen away from being forced by law to advertise abortions, following a vote by Hawaii’s house of representatives Tuesday in Honolulu. With only 10 of…

President Trump’s Latest Signature and What it Means for the Pro-life Movement

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Senate passed H.J.Res. 43 to undo a regulation enacted under the Obama Administration that required states to fund abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, through Title X, a family planning funding stream. Today, President Donald Trump signed this bill into law.  Speaker Paul Ryan responded by saying, “This is a major pro-life…

My Mother Was Gang Raped, but Heroically Gave Me Life

This piece was reprinted with permission from Pregnancy Help News and was written by Juda Myers.  All my life I was told how special I was to be loved so much by not one, but two sets of parents. People would ask about my “real” parents, but I knew my adopted parents were my “real parents.”…

How One 24/7 Help Line is Empowering Thousands of Women

This piece was reprinted with permission from Pregnancy Help News and was written by Jay Hobbs.  For the second time in the past three months, Option Line—a 24/7 pregnancy helpline operated by Heartbeat International—is celebrating a high-water mark, having reached 28,414 women with life-affirming help in the month of March. Far outpacing the previous single-month record…

I Didn’t Have An Abortion, and It Saved My Life

This piece was reprinted with permission from New Wave Feminists’ blog. This week we’ve been bombarded with stories from celebrities, CEO’s, and all around successful women who claim their abortion(s) saved them. They talk about how they wouldn’t have been able to be successful and still fulfill their dreams without sacrificing the lives of their…

5 Ways Being Adopted has Influenced Who I am as a Mom

When I was around three-months-old, I was adopted into a loving family. My older brother is also adopted. Adoption was a major part of our family’s story and culture growing up. We were told about how my parents struggled to get pregnant and pursued adoption, only to find the “perfect” babies to form their family….

Close Your Eyes. Imagine A World Without Abortion.

This piece was reprinted with permission from New Wave Feminists’ blog. Can you imagine a world without abortion? What would it look like? Pro-choicers want us to believe it would be filled with hemorrhaging women, self-aborting and dying in the streets, but I’m not buying that. When I imagine what the world would look like…

Here’s What I Have to Say to Feminists Who Champion Abortion

This piece was reprinted with permission from New Wave Feminists’ blog. I just read a quote that gave me chills… “‘Mother’ is the name for god on the lips and hearts of children.” What an incredible thought. Take a moment not to be offended, but instead soak that sentiment in. To a child that knows…

Here are the Basic Facts Women are Denied About Abortion

Live Action News — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website gives yearly statistics on abortions performed in the US. The latest surveillance data available up to 2013 (for the abortions actually reported) show that “91.6% of abortions were performed at ≤13 weeks’ gestation…” This means the majority of abortions were performed within the first trimester…

What Does Science Really Say About Fetal Pain?

Live Action News —  In 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, due to fact that science shows a baby of that gestational age would experience very real pain. Unfortunately, the bill never made it through the Senate, and continues to be delayed today. Some expect Congress to attempt to deal with…

5 Common Misconceptions About Planned Parenthood and How to Fight Them

Live Action News —  The American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare, and would have defunded Planned Parenthood for a year, was ultimately pulled without a vote. While Planned Parenthood continues to receive federal funding for yet another day, the hysteria and misconceptions spread by…

Dear Mothers, Don’t Look Away – Combating Big Abortion’s False Ultrasound Narrative

This piece was originally published on ADFlegal.org and was written by Marissa Mayer. As someone who avoids going to the doctor unless something is obviously broken or infected, being pregnant and having monthly checkups has been quite the adjustment. But perhaps the biggest change has been that I actually long for these appointments. It’s certainly…

Should Abortion Be Allowed for Rape or Incest?

This article was written by Sean McDowell The question of abortion in cases of rape is one of the most difficult and sensitive issues to address. The unborn is a human being with intrinsic value and worth, and yet the mother has been violated in the most profound way. Our hearts should be broken that…

Your Child or Your Career—Take Your Pick

This piece originally appeared on Secular Pro-Life’s blog and was written Christina Reagan. Back in 1978, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed with the intention to protect women from being fired or discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy. Why then does it not seem uncommon that vulnerable pregnant women are told they have to “get rid…

A Christian’s Plea for Secular Reasoning on Abortion

This piece originally appeared on Secular Pro-Life’s blog and was written by Sean Cahill.  In law school, as part of a Gender and Women’s Studies class, I had to attend a two-hour discussion section on abortion. I was one out of twenty students that didn’t wholeheartedly support abortion. I walked into the classroom with a decided goal…

Why Being “Pro-Choice” Is Never Morally Neutral

This piece originally appeared on Secular Pro-Life’s blog. A common self-perception that I have noticed among the pro-choice crowd is one of moral neutrality. Many see their position not as one which condones abortion, but as one which simply chooses not to answer the question of whether abortion is right or wrong. Some may even say…