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48 ways the Pro-Life Movement is creating and fortifying a Culture of Life

by | Jan 15, 2021

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

As we approach the 48th anniversary of the tragic U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, here are 48 ways the pro-life movement is making a profound impact on our nation through education, legislation, political action, and alternatives to abortion.

  1. Federal court judges are boldly asking the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade.
  2. A new contingent of pro-life women is gracing the halls of Congress as a result of the 2020 election. Pro-lifers flipped 14 House seats from pro-abortion Democrats to pro-life Republicans in 2020. The “pro-life advantage” helped to elect numerous state lawmakers last year.
  3. National Right to Life local chapters are educating people in their local communities about the development of the preborn child.
  4. More and more women who have had abortions and who now regret them are speaking up about their traumatic decision.
  5. Events such as the National Right to Life Convention have helped to energize and focus the pro-life movement.
  6. The film “Gosnell” shed light on an abortionist’s horrific crimes against humanity.
  7. The March for Life continues to draw massive numbers of people to the nation’s capital to draw attention to the cause of life.
  8. Solid scientific research is educating Americans about the physical and psychological risks of abortion.
  9. The outrageous practice of partial-birth abortion, where a baby is partly delivered, then killed, has been outlawed. Progress is being made at the state level to end the dismemberment of living unborn children.
  10. Strict constructionist judges, dedicated to the Constitution rather than pro-abortion politics, were appointed to the federal courts and the Supreme Court in recent years.
  11. The Hyde Amendment has saved at least two million lives.
  12. National Right to Life’s state affiliates are passing meaningful pro-life legislation that is holding the abortion industry accountable while saving lives.
  13. The pro-life movement empowers women to make life-affirming decisions for themselves and their families.
  14. Pro-life news outlets such as National Right to Life News Today publish daily updates that keep pro-lifers up to date.
  15. Healing ministries such as Rachel’s Vineyard are providing hope to families impacted by abortion.
  16. Parental consent laws have helped to dramatically reduce the number of teen abortions.
  17. Pregnancy resource centers are providing comprehensive counseling and material support to pregnant women in challenging circumstances.
  18. So many one-time advocates of abortion, such as NARAL founder Dr. Bernard Nathanson, became pro-life.
  19. Technology such as 4D Ultrasound has provided a window to the womb, helping to strengthen the bond between mother and unborn child and saving lives.
  20. Medical advances have allowed doctors to save premature babies at ever-earlier stages of development.
  21. The movie “Unplanned” moved people’s hearts to embrace the pro-life cause.
  22. From diaper drives to parenting classes, the pro-life movement is proving itself as a “pro-love” movement.
  23. 40 Days for Life’s prayerful and peaceful presence outside abortion facilities has helped abortion workers find a way out of the abortion industry.
  24. Men who have suffered the loss of children through abortion are stepping up to discuss their lost fatherhood.
  25. Polls also show that a majority of Americans oppose the reasons 90%+ of all abortions are performed.
  26. Pro-life marches and rallies in local communities are focusing renewed attention on the cause of life.
  27. The pro-life move-ment has placed a spotlight on the tremendous potential of children with Down syndrome and other disabilities.
  28. African-American leaders such as Dr. Alveda King are drawing attention to the devastation abortion has caused in minority communities.
  29. Dedicated volunteers are bringing vital pro-life education into schools across the nation.
  30. Celebrities such as actress Patricia Heaton are using their platforms to promote a life-affirming message.
  31. Pro-life advocates are illuminating the cause through social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Parler.
  32. Pro-life videos on YouTube are educating a new generation about the cause of life.
  33. The National Right to Life Essay Contest is helping students hone their pro-life argumentation.
  34. Investigative journalists such as David Daleiden are exposing the atrocities of the harvesting of baby body parts.
  35. Disability rights activists are at the forefront of fighting assisted suicide legislation in numerous states.
  36. Yearly abortion totals are declining nationwide.
  37. The National Right to Life Oratory Contest is showcasing the rhetorical talents of young pro-life advocates.
  38. The pro-life move-ment welcomes people of all faiths, or no faith at all, to join us in our mission of care and compassion.
  39. Websites such as TeenBreaks.com are providing meaningful information and resources to pregnant teens in difficult circumstances.
  40. The first-of-its-kind, state-funded alternatives to abortion program administered by Real Alternatives, has served more than 330,000 women and their families.
  41. Public opinion polls show the vast majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion.
  42. High school and college students are bringing vitality and a new perspective to the pro-life movement.
  43. Informed consent laws are giving pregnant women the information they need about fetal development and alternatives to abortion.
  44. High school and college students are bringing vitality and a new perspective to the pro-life movement.
  45. Informed consent laws are giving pregnant women the information they need about fetal development and alternatives to abortion
  46. Grandparents are recognizing the incredible gift they lost due to abortion.
  47. Investigative journalists such as David Daleiden are exposing the atrocities of the harvesting of baby body parts.
  48. A reversal of Roe v. Wade is within sight.
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