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Face the Truth 2013 Starts This Friday

— Posted by John (July 9, 2013 at 11:36 am)

This Friday, July 12, our parent organization—the Pro-Life Action League—kicks off our 14th annual “Face the Truth” Tour across northeastern Illinois.

Since 2000, the League has conducted a week-long tour all across the Chicagoland area. At each stop, League staff and volunteers line a busy intersection with graphic pictures of abortion to show the public what it really is. Get the full Tour itinerary here.

That’s What an Aborted Baby Looks Like?”

Although it’s controversial, this pro-life tactic has proven itself enormously important in the fight against abortion.

Many people truly believe that what’s being aborted is merely a clump of cells or a blob of tissue. If you’ve never been part of a Face the Truth demonstration, you’d be amazed how often we hear passersby saying things like, “That’s what an abortion an aborted baby looks like?”

If you’ve heard people voice objections to Face the Truth, or if you have objections or questions yourself, please check out our Answering Common Objections page, where we answer some of those questions in depth. [Continue reading this entry »]

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New Mexico Abortionist: Killing a Baby at 27 Weeks Is “Like a Flu Shot”

— Posted by John (June 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm)

On the same day when Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference and dances around a question about the difference between late-term abortions and the babies born alive and then killed by Kermit Gosnell, Live Action has released the latest installment in their Inhuman: Undercover in America’s Late-Term Abortion Industry video series.

Among the highlights:

  • Abortionist Laura Mercer says a baby/fetus at 23 weeks “doesn’t even look like a baby yet”
  • Abortionist Leroy Carhart says “life begins when the mother thinks it begins, not when anybody else thinks it begins”
  • Abortionist Carmen Landau says that aborting a baby at 27 weeks with a lethal injection of digoxin is “like a flu shot”

Watch the whole thing:

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“Do We Know When Life Begins?”

— Posted by John (May 24, 2013 at 10:43 am)

human embryo at 7 weeksStephanie Gray wrote a brilliant article recently at LifeSiteNews in which she started off with a question most of us can probably relate to:

Have you ever heard someone who supports abortion claim, “No one knows when life begins”? The funny thing is, these very individuals actually do claim to know when it begins. If they ban abortion at 3 months, then they are implicitly saying life begins at 3 months. If they ban abortion at 6 months, then they are implicitly saying life begins at 6 months. The question is this: Is where they draw the line based on fact or convenience?

Moreover, abortion advocates are making an even greater concession than they realize. Consider the labels “3 months” or “6 months”: these reveal the passage of time, and show that time is being “clocked” from a beginning point 3 or 6 months prior. So wherever abortion advocates draw a line, they are unwittingly making this major admission: that life began where they started clocking the passage of time that brought them to 3 or 6 months. So what happened 3 or 6 months prior? Fertilization. And that’s when life begins.

Read the whole thing.

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How Have We Come to This?

— Posted by Elizabeth (April 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm)

The closing arguments are being made in the grisly murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. The case leads us to wonder, how has “reproductive care” come to this – the murder of newborn infants by snipping their spinal cords?

Perhaps the root cause can be found in America’s glorification of sex. Not sex within marriage, but promiscuity, hook-ups, pornography, and lust. The culture of licentiousness has people convinced that sex is all about pleasure and should be “consequence-free”. Society is forgetting about the selfless love of spouses. Instead, lust leads to the objectification of one’s sexual “partner”.

Once the door has opened to allow the objectification of human persons and stripping of their dignity, why stop there?
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Live Action Releases Two New Videos Investigating Late-Term Abortions

— Posted by John (April 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm)

Yesterday Live Action released the first video in a new series, “Inhuman: Undercover in America’s Late-Term Abortion Industry”:

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“Emergency Contraception” Now Available Over-the-Counter to Kids

— Posted by John (April 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm)

ecfailFederal District Court Judge Edward Korman ruled this morning that the morning-after pill (or, so-called “emergency contraception”; hereafter, “EC”) must be made available over-the-counter with no age restrictions.

This means that 16 year old girls (and boys) can now get the morning-after pill without a prescription.

So can 15 year olds, and 14 year olds, and 13 year olds, and 12 year olds, etc., despite the fact that the age of consent in every state is between 16 and 18.

To understand how outrageous Judge Korman’s decision is, consider that in December 2011, strongly “pro-choice” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius actually overruled a recommendation from the FDA to make the morning-after pill available OTC with no restrictions.

This decision was truly extraordinary, as it was the first time ever that an HHS secretary had publicly overruled an FDA recommendation.

It would be an understatement to say that we’re no fans of Kathleen Sebelius. She’s usually wrong, but this time, she actually got it right, and my boss, Pro-Life Action League Executive Director Eric Scheidler, said as much.

Pro-aborts were livid. [Continue reading this entry »]

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“Neither Do I Condemn You”

— Posted by John (March 18, 2013 at 3:12 pm)

rachelThis past Sunday at Mass, Catholics heard the story of the woman caught in adultery (John 8:1-11).

One thing I find amazing about this Gospel passage is that it almost didn’t make it into the Bible. In fact, before the Bible was assembled the way it is today, some versions of John’s Gospel didn’t include this story.

St. Augustine tells us that many early Christians were afraid of keeping this story in John’s Gospel since it showed Jesus as being so merciful that they thought it might lead people to think that the reality of sin wasn’t as big of a deal as the Church made it out to be.

Apparently, the Holy Spirit wasn’t concerned about this, since He made sure the story was kept in there.

The story of the woman caught in adultery was the inspiration behind a post-abortion healing brochure [PDF] the Pro-Life Action League designed a few years ago. On the front is an image of Jesus and the woman, and the words “Neither do I condemn you.” On the back is information on where to find help dealing with post-abortion aftermath, and the message, “Please give this card to someone who needs it.” [Continue reading this entry »]

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Abortion, Premarital Sex, and Public Opinion

— Posted by John (February 18, 2013 at 11:32 am)

newlyweds holding handsThe University of Michigan’s Dr. Michael New recently wrote:

The best predictor of someone’s attitude toward abortion is his or her opinion on the morality of premarital sex. People who think that premarital sex is morally acceptable are very likely to be pro-choice. Conversely, individuals who think premarital sex is wrong are likely to be pro-life.

He then went on to say:

…I always remind pro-lifers that a promiscuous society will never support significant restrictions on abortion. While pro-lifers are good at talking about fetal development and personal responsibility, we are less comfortable with subjects such as sexual activity and contraception. Indeed, it is doubtless more difficult to advocate for sexual restraint than for the unborn. However, this is a battle in which pro-lifers must continue to engage if we are to succeed in our goal of providing legal protection to all unborn children.

In other words, the “Culture of Life” that we envision is unthinkable without chastity. This is not a startlingly new revelation, but we can always use a reminder. [Continue reading this entry »]

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Largest Crowd Ever for TeenSpeak 2013

— Posted by John (February 4, 2013 at 11:57 pm)

Ryan<br /> Bomberger speaks at TeenSpeak

“Amazing!” “Really inspiring!” “I loved it!”

These are just some of the comments that sum up the reaction of the more than 150 teens and adults who attended TeenSpeak 2013 on February 2 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois—the largest crowd we’ve ever had at a TeenSpeak conference!

The day began with an engaging and enthusiastic presentation titled “Designed to Create,” by Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation. Drawing from his experience as an Emmy-Award winning creative professional, Ryan explained that in communicating the pro-life message through visual media, certain principles of design must be followed, or else the message will not reach its intended audience.

As examples, Ryan showed several engaging and impactful videos throughout his presentation, including  “We’ve Been Guttmachered,” “Hell Breaks Loose,” “Meet Jonny Moses,” and, last but not least, “Unwanted,” which highlights Ryan’s personal story of having been conceived in rape and placed for adoption in a large, multi-racial family.

The audience thoroughly enjoyed Ryan’s presentation. High school student Therese Starasinich commented, “His talk got me more excited to take on action spreading the truth.” Patrick Lechner noted that Ryan’s talk “makes me want to use my job in the future for the pro-life movement.” [Continue reading this entry »]

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See You at the March for Life!

— Posted by John (January 18, 2013 at 11:14 am)

Will you be at the March for Life in Washington, DC on Friday, January 25? Join us!

The staff of Generations for Life will be marching with our parent organization, the Pro-Life Action League, beneath a huge “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” banner.

We’ll meet up at the southeast corner of Madison Drive NW and 7th Street NW [map].

We’ll also be at the March for Life Youth Rally on the Thursday, January 24 from 2:00 to 5:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill [map]. My co-worker Eric Scheidler will be the M.C. for the rally.

Hope to see you there!

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TeenSpeak 2013: “Reclaiming Our Generation for Life”

— Posted by John (January 16, 2013 at 11:37 am)

On Saturday, February 2, Generations for Life is excited to bring you TeenSpeak 2013, Illinois’ largest annual pro-life teen conference.

TeenSpeak 2013 will feature The Radiance Foundation’s Ryan Bomberger, who is one of the fastest rising stars in the pro-life movement.

His own personal story gives Ryan a very unique perspective on abortion. He was conceived in rape, but his biological mother courageously chose to place him for adoption with a large, multi-racial family:

Today, Ryan is himself an adoptive father of four children and an Emmy Award winning creative professional who specializes in training pro-lifers to communicate their message through visual media in the most impactful way possible. You won’t want to miss the chance to meet him! [Continue reading this entry »]

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Kansas High School Students Put Their Pro-Life Beliefs into Action

— Posted by John (December 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm)

Students at St. John's Catholic School in Beloit, KansasWould you be willing to ride three hours, one way, on a bus, so you could pray outside an abortion clinic?

The students at St. John’s Catholic High School in Beloit, Kansas have done just that — and not just once, but numerous times, most recently last month.

I spoke yesterday with Andrew Niewald, a theology teacher at the school, who is eager to share the story of his students’ courageous pro-life witness in the hope that other Catholic schools will be willing to provide similar opportunities for their students to put their pro-life beliefs into action out in the world.

The students at St. John’s have been the subject of several feature articles recently, including one at LifeSite by Rita Diller of STOPP.

In it, Andrew is quoted as saying:

We tried all sorts of things, including watching The Silent Scream and other abortion videos, but that did not have the impact we needed. Once the students were out there, three or four feet from the girls coming in to have abortions, begging them not to go in, it made it so much more real. …

We could take the students to the World War II museum, let them see the memorabilia behind glass doors, but that does not have the same impact as taking them to the front lines. We take them, instead, to the battle lines, and the conviction they walk away with is tremendous.

The importance of Andrew’s observations here cannot be overstated. [Continue reading this entry »]

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It’s That Time of Year

— Posted by John (November 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm)

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Every year around this time, we receive numerous messages from high school and college students across the country who are seeking information on abortion for research papers they’re working on.

We expect this number to continue to grow over the next few weeks—a peak time for term papers.

When we receive messages like these, we first recommend that students check out our Q & A section.

We also offer to mail a complimentary student packet, consisting of a wide variety of pro-life literature.

If you would like one of these free student packets for yourself or for someone else, fill out our contact form, and we’ll be happy to send you one.

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Eric Shares Expertise at International Pro-Life Youth Conference

— Posted by John (November 14, 2012 at 9:51 am)

Eric Scheidler speaks at the International Pro-Life Youth Conference in Los Angeles Nov. 10 This past weekend, Eric Scheidler and I traveled to Los Angeles for the second annual International Pro-Life Youth Conference to join hundreds of enthusiastic young pro-lifers and an All-Star cast of speakers, including Lila Rose, Fr. Frank Pavone, Ryan Bomberger, Star Parker, Troy Newman, Bryan Kemper, and Kristan Hawkins.

The conference was hosted by Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust and Priests for Life and co-sponsored by several other including the Pro-Life Action League League, which provided copies of our Sharing the Pro-Life Message handbook to all attendees.

On the first day of the conference, Eric Scheidler delivered a new PowerPoint presentation provocatively titled “First Convince Them You’re Wrong”.

Eric explained that when we talk about abortion with those who are firmly committed to the “pro-choice” ideology, they very often think that the pro-life position doesn’t deserve a hearing, and that we pro-lifers are completely crazy.

Our first step, then, has to be convince our “pro-choice” audience that they need to give the pro-life position a second look. [Continue reading this entry »]

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Come to the International Pro-Life Youth Conference Nov. 9-11

— Posted by Eric Scheidler (October 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm)

IPYC 2012 logoTwo of the most exciting things going on the pro-life movement right now are:

  1. The exploding pro-life youth movement
  2. The expanding ties among pro-lifers internationally

These two dynamic forces are coming together next week at the second annual International Pro-Life Youth Conference, November 9-11 in Los Angeles.

The conference is being hosted by Survivors and Priests for Life, with the sponsorship of Ireland’s Youth Defence, Students for Life of America, such cutting-edge pro-life groups as Stand True Ministries, the Radiance Foundation—and Generations for Life’s parent organization, the Pro-Life Action League.

I’m proud to be one of the speakers at the IPLY Conference, along with such pro-life “rock stars” as: [Continue reading this entry »]

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