Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Signs Bill to Fund Pregnancy Support Services to Help Women and Save Babies From Abortion

Georgia Life Alliance Committee (GLAC) proudly attended the signing of Senate Bill 308 today. S.B. 308 establishes the Positive Alternatives for Pregnancy and Parenting Grant Program. GLAC praises and thanks Senator Renee Unterman for championing this exciting and positive approach to saving the unborn. The grant will provide funding for pregnancy support services throughout the state and which are offered for no charge by non-profits committed to helping women and men facing unplanned pregnancies. “Positive Alternatives is a proven program in approximately 8 to 10 states across the country. This grant program helps to expand the established success of our non-profit Pregnancy Resource Centers which have existed for over forty years and which give women free care and support as they face unplanned pregnancies” said GLA Executive Director Emily Matson. “By creating this grant program, we are offering Georgia’s women true and genuine support as they make choices regarding their unborn babies. Our and Pregnancy Resource Centers and Pregnancy Medical Clinics provide the perfect alternative to the profit-motivated abortion clinics where our women are solely a number and a payment.” Senate Bill 308 received impressive support through the 2016 General Assembly, having been made a priority by the Senate Republican Caucus and passing both chambers by a wide margin. In addition, the 2017 budget provides an initial funding of $2 million. Georgia has approximately 70 Pregnancy Resource Centers which may apply for the grant and which provide care and support for over 25,000 women each year. Georgia Life Alliance is the Georgia affiliate of National Right to Life. [Georgia Life Alliance, Apr 27, 2016, Atlanta, GA, http://www.lifenews.com/2016/04/27/georgia-governor-nathan-deal-signs-pro-life-bill-to-help-women-and-save-babies-from-abortion/...

REPORT: 160K Children Rescued from Abortion Are Celebrating Their First Christmas

A group of children a year old and younger matching the size of cities like Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Tempe, Ariz., are celebrating their first Christmas, in 2015, thanks to the work of local staff and volunteers at pro-life pregnancy centers, according to statistics released by Heartbeat International. The numbers, published in the first-annual Life Trends Report, draw only from Heartbeat International’s 1,300 locations in the U.S., but point to 160,000 lives rescued from the threat of abortion in 2015 alone. Overall, there are 2,500+ life-affirming pregnancy help centers and medical clinics in the U.S., including those who affiliate with Heartbeat International, Care Net, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), Life Matters Worldwide and local organizations who do not affiliate with broader networks. Adding in the number of mothers who have chosen life for their babies in 2015 at pregnancy centers and medically licensed pregnancy clinics not affiliated with Heartbeat International, the number of lives saved would jump to 300,000—the size of Pittsburgh or Cincinnati. [For rest of article — http://pregnancyhelpnews.com/report-160k-children-rescued-from-abortion-celebrating-first-christmas , Heartbeat Int’l email, 28 Dec...

Planned Parenthood and Baby Parts: How Did We Get Here? The Racial Eugenic Past of Planned Parenthood, Part 2

In the first installment of my two-part blog series, I discussed Margaret Sanger’s radical past, specifically how she embraced eugenics to cleanse the world of “inferior” races. In this continuing piece, I connect Sanger’s turn-of-the-century tactics to rid the world of “human weeds” with Planned Parenthood’s rabid allegiance to abortion on demand. The gruesome Planned Parenthood videos have not only exposed the abortion giant for harvesting preborn baby parts, but they’ve also shined a light on the organization’s dark history. Founded in 1916 by Margaret Sanger and two other women, Planned Parenthood continues to carry out Sanger’s depraved philosophy by targeting impoverished minority communities to this day. Sanger coined the term “birth control” and went on to start an organization known as the American Birth Control League in 1923. This organization was eventually renamed Planned Parenthood. Indeed, Planned Parenthood was started by a social radical who was a tireless champion of eugenics. She wanted to rid society of “human weeds,” and in 1925 she wrote, “We must clear the way for a better world; we must cultivate our garden.” In my book, Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women, I provide extensive background on Sanger’s belief that the human race needs “improving” through strategic breeding. Here’s a brief excerpt from my book: “The most urgent problem,” according to Sanger, “is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.” And coercion, she made clear, was a tool to be considered: “Possibly drastic and Spartan methods may be forced upon American society if it continues complacently to encourage the chance and chaotic breeding that has resulted from...

‘Choice’ Isn’t the Real Reason Pregnant Women Consider an Abortion…

The U.K.’s Alliance of Pro-Life Students (APS) released an eye-opening perspective piece written by a pregnancy center volunteer who has interacted with hundreds of women seeking abortions. Her experience shatters common perceptions painted by the abortion movement, which suggest that virtually all women who undergo abortions do so as an exercise of their own free will and rights. On the contrary, according to APS’s anonymous guest blogger, “the word ‘choice’ is often the last word a woman in a crisis pregnancy feels applies to her when she’s looking for an abortion.” The volunteer enumerates the many reasons that motivate women to seek abortion. Indeed compelling, the reasons indicate that these women are certainly in crisis. But not, the volunteer explains, because they are pregnant. Rather, the crisis is the reaction of those closest in their lives to the news. “The crisis,” she says, “is the fact that her workplace is prejudiced against pregnant women, or that she feels she has to do what her partner says, or that she is not financially stable, or that her boyfriend won’t commit, or that she is in an abusive relationship, or that she is being threatened with homelessness.” Pregnancy magnifies these tragedies in the woman’s life, and the natural conclusion for many is that by eliminating the preborn child, the crisis will go away. In reality, the crisis remains without the child who seems to be exacerbating her ordeal. The writer shares the story of a woman who was utterly under the control of her child’s father. He had the power to have her deported or ejected penniless onto the streets. “She...

National Community Baby Shower

The 2013 National Community Baby Shower Day, October 26-27th, provided resources for pregnant and parenting mothers on your campus and in your community. This national day was inspired by the Pro-Life Aggies group at Texas A&M University when they hosted a “Community Baby Shower,” asking shoppers of a local store to purchase diapers, wipes, formula, and baby items to give to the group so they could, in turn, donate them to a local resource center for young parents. After their 1st Baby Shower, the group was able to donate over $700 in cash and truckloads of baby items! Because it was so successful, they have decided to partner with Students for Life of America and Stand True for the 3rd year in a row to make the “Community Baby Shower” a national movement to support pregnancy resource centers. For more information and helpful tips on how you can host your own Community Baby Shower, go here — http://nationalcommunitybabyshowerday.weebly.com/ We are hoping at least 100 pro-life campus groups will participate in order to help women across our country, and of course, any community group can sponsor a Community Baby Shower! See the official event Facebook page for tips on how to make your baby shower a success! https://www.facebook.com/NationalCommunityBabyShowerDay Register here:...