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  • Michael New reflects on the progress of the pro-life movement in 2013:

    Overall, according to the Guttmacher Institute, 70 state-level pro-life measures were enacted in 2013. This makes 2013 the second most productive year on record in terms of the number of pro-life laws that were passed. Overall, there were more pro-life laws enacted between 2011 and 2013 than in the entire previous decade.

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  • Big Blue Wave describes the backlash over some ads on buses in Canada (pictured left; click to enlarge). As you can see, the image isn’t graphic, and it says nothing about abortion whatsoever – but the response from certain “feminists” asserts that signs like this one “are victimizing women who need an abortion for health reasons, women who have been raped, women who want an abortion simply because they are not ready to be a parent.” How the truth about prenatal development can “victimize” women is still a mystery.
  • Clinic Quotes points out the “me first” abortion mindset. Quoting Patricia Lunneborg’s book, Abortion: A Positive Decision:

    You’ve got to tell yourself, I am worth a hell of a lot, and I come first… my well-being, my peace, my value comes first. The focus of my life should – and can – be me…. So when the outside says you should be thinking of the child, say No. The only thing you should be thinking about is you.

  • Euthanasia Prevention Coalition says a pro-assisted suicide bill in Israel is not expected to pass. However, the country recently passed legislation in favor of taxpayer-funded abortions.
  • The Washington Times prints an editorial by Clarke Forsythe, senior counsel of Americans United for Life, who points out that the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision grows more vulnerable as public skepticism increases. He points to two significant reasons: the invention of the ultrasound and scientific data on the health risks to women seeking abortion.


  • Americans United for Life is pleased with the reception of the 9th edition of their pro-life playbook, Defending Life 2014. It includes a great deal of useful information on crafting pro-life legislation. As one reporter observed, “AUL, which describes itself as both the legal arm and ‘intellectual architect’ of the movement, is chiefly responsible for the most recent and highly successful under-the-radar strategy.”
  • Life Training Institute has some good suggestions for discussing pro-life apologetics with your pastor:

    Encourage pastors that are afraid to confront abortion, out of fear of hurting people, that doing so offers the opportunity to further the gospel within their flock. We know that people are hurting as a result of abortion already. Properly addressing the issue opens the altar of God to men and women struggling with the pain of a past abortion. Some have heard clearly that abortion is wrong but have not heard as clearly that the grace and mercy of Christ is sufficient for forgiveness. They carry a burden that God never intended them to carry and that he desires to lift from their weary shoulders.

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