Did you know that the United States will likely surpass the 60-million-abortions mark this year? That means more than 60 million innocent lives taken at the hand of abortionists since the Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in Roe v. Wade in 1973.
It’s absolutely heartbreaking. But thankfully, there is some good news.
The abortion rate is at an all-time low. Pro-life momentum has surged. And now, instead of what would have been the most pro-abortion administration under a Hillary Clinton presidency, we have an extraordinary opportunity to turn the tables on Big Abortion.
Here are three reasons there has never been a better time to work together to advance the pro-life agenda.
Calls to Defund Planned Parenthood Are Increasing
It’s no longer just the pro-life community and concerned citizens calling for the abortion giant’s defunding. It seems Congress has finally had enough of Planned Parenthood’s long-documented history of abuse with our federal tax dollars.
Last year, Congress was a president’s veto away from defunding Planned Parenthood. And already this year, the U.S. House of Representatives Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives has recommended that Planned Parenthood be stripped of federal funding in order to redirect those funds to support the thousands of better low-cost healthcare options for women and families. Likewise, in their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Congress has already announced that those efforts will include defunding Planned Parenthood. Imagine the number of lives that will be saved!
President Trump Has Pledged to Appoint Pro-Life Supreme Court Justices
There has been a lot of talk about who will replace the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. President Trump has pledged to nominate Justice Scalia’s replacement from a slate of 21 candidates, who, among their many judicial qualifications, are also considered to be pro-life. This is an important first step if the United States Supreme Court is ever to overturn Roe v. Wade, and is essential if and when the Court decides to hear any abortion-related cases.
We Will Never Give up the Fight
In the last few years alone, we’ve seen dozens of abortion facilities close or dramatically reduce their business, a historic congressional vote to defund Planned Parenthood, the passage of hundreds of pro-life laws in states across the country protecting the unborn, and increasing pro-life momentum across the board.
Now you can help us continue to turn this momentum into real progress for unborn children and their mothers. It’s critical that Alliance Defending Freedom has the necessary funding to continue to support pro-life legislation in the coming year, hold abortionists like Planned Parenthood accountable, and provide a strong pro-life defense in courts nationwide—including the United States Supreme Court if necessary.
Through God’s grace and your financial support, we can work together to make 2017 a year that restores a culture of life in America.
Protect Innocent Lives Now