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Week in Review
ALL Prepares to Share with March for Life Attendees Which Nonprofits Support Abortion
In preparation for the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, next week, American Life League released the following press release announcing plans to discuss the Charity Watchlist findings with March attendees at the expo:
American Life League urges life advocates to be fully informed about the organizations that they support with their charitable donations. Respected for decades of cutting-edge activism, American Life League delivers its Charity Watchlist, a fresh resource to this year’s March for Life Expo attendees. Those in attendance at the national exhibition in Washington, DC, will be invited to try out the free online tool designed to hold charities accountable and keep donors “in the know.”
While many charitable givers have been advised to research a nonprofit’s bottom line, it may not be second nature for most givers to look beyond the mission statement. American Life League’s Charity Watchlist makes it easy to learn about an organization’s support or rejection of abortion and related practices.
“Take for example, the American Red Cross,” invited Katie Brown, director of communications at American Life League. “This well-known emergency relief organization has been lauded for spending about 90 cents of every donated dollar to alleviate human suffering. Yet, Charity Watchlist reveals how the organization and its international affiliates support abortion under the umbrella of meeting ‘urgent humanitarian needs.’”
American Life League’s Charity Watchlist has assigned the American Red Cross the negative designation of red. The online index uses a simple stoplight green-yellow-red color coding to allow pro-life donors to know if they can “go ahead” and donate to a nonprofit without reservations, “proceed with caution” after being fully informed of the potential risks, or “stop” any support of an organization that endorses abortion.
United Way, regularly spotlighted for its fiscal responsibility and low overhead spending of 15 cents per dollar, has been assigned an alarm-ringing red by Charity Watchlist. With a website that states it is “improving lives [and] strengthening communities,” United Way overtly supports Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider.
Also red-listed is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, loved by many for its pediatric treatment of childhood cancers and other diseases—all at no cost to patient families. Spending 82 percent of donor dollars on delivering care and researching cures, this nonprofit might appear to be a donor’s dream. However, Charity Watchlist has pointed out that multiple doctors on staff at St. Jude have actively participated in research utilizing human embryonic stem cells, placing the organization firmly on the “do not donate” list for life advocates.
“Charity Watchlist wants to highlight some of the more deceptive misunderstandings about nonprofit groups and their pro-life positions,” explained Katherine Van Dyke, American Life League’s lead researcher on the project, “as well as affirm those organizations that are doing good and remaining true to life-affirming principles.”
The American Heart Association is the largest private nonprofit funder of research into heart disease and related issues. Charity Watchlist gives the nonprofit a green “thumbs up” for pro-life donors, applauding the absence of human fetal stem cell or embryonic research and the organization’s lack of involvement in using human cells from IVF, cloning for human reproduction, or harvesting fetal tissue.
Charity Watchlist currently profiles around 60 tax-exempt nonprofits based on their implementation of life-affirming values or their endorsement of anti-life practices. American Life League promises that the list will continue to grow and invites charitable givers to submit nonprofit groups for Charity Watchlist review. View the current Charity Watchlist at all.org/charity-watchlist.
ALL in the News
Susan Ciancio, editor of ALL’s Celebrate Life Magazine and director of the Culture of Life Studies Program, writes a weekly commentary on timely pro-life topics. This week, the Catholic World Report featured her article about the sick and elderly in our throwaway culture.
Twice a week, Judie’s commentaries are distributed to an expansive media list. The list contains over 100 media outlets such as Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart, and The Daily Caller, among others. Judie’s commentaries are each featured on the front page of ALL.org.
Culture of Life Studies Program
The Power of One: Nellie Gray and the March for Life: What can one person do to end abortion? Nellie Gray and a group of dedicated pro-lifers knew they had to do something when the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down in 1973, so on the one-year anniversary they held the first March for Life. Nellie Gray dedicated the rest of her life to saving babies and fighting abortion. In 2022, the Dobbs decision did not outlaw abortion; it merely sent the decision to each state. So we still have an immense fight ahead of us if we want to make abortion unthinkable. This downloadable lesson for students in high school explores the history of the March for Life and teaches students how they can use their own talents and gifts to end abortion. On sale now! ORDER HERE
Speaking on Behalf of Preborn Children: Mildred Fay Jefferson was the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, a devout friend of the preborn, and an inspiration to many. As we approach the March for Life, now is the perfect time to learn about this phenomenal woman. On sale now! ORDER HERE
ALL’s Education Materials
Abortion: Not even when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest?
As pro-life people, we should know how to answer this argument. What would you say? How would you defend the innocent child created as a result of a violent and heinous act? This brochure explains how a woman is again victimized when she kills her baby. SHOP NOW
Wisconsin Democrat Claims ‘Pro-Life’ but Only for 2-Second Newborns
Seven hundred years ago, Mesoamerica was a hotbed of ancient child sacrifice. If you think the slaughter ended with the Spanish Conquest and a visit from Our Lady of Guadalupe, then you haven’t met 21st century Democrats on Capitol Hill. Wisconsin Representative Gwen Moore resurrects Aztec ethics:
Dem Rep. Gwen Moore, WI:— Eddie (@ICU1010) January 11, 2024
"I'm pro-life from 2 seconds after you're born."
Dems want late-term abortions up to the moment of birth. pic.twitter.com/rRjyK9Mpnm
“I’m pro-life from two seconds after you’re born.”
Paging Jen Psaki.
Democrats won’t push back at her rhetoric. Since they believe that every mother has a right to a dead baby, then killing a newborn baby is as justifiable as killing a preborn one. The only question is, How old does a baby have to be before a Democrat will admit it’s wrong to kill him?
Murderous intent. She's a miserable dark hearted person.— Rae Mary Clark🇺🇸 (@RaeMaryClark1) January 11, 2024
All the blessings in life she has, and she talks with ease ending a child's life.
Insidious indifference becomes her.
I pray for her soul.
Why 2 seconds? Why does it stop there? Why not 2 minutes, or 2 hours, or 2 days, or 2 months? – maybe a single mother doesn't like having a baby after 4 months. Why can't she get an 'abortion'? – see where I'm going with this?— Jeffrey Petit (@JeffreyRPetit) January 11, 2024
Disgusting!— Mrs.REDWHITEBLUE (@cahassfam) January 11, 2024
The party of science goes so hard— Travis Shirkman (@t_shirkman) January 11, 2024
For that first second it should 100% legal to swing a machete at a baby.— Hater Crusader (@HaterCrusader) January 11, 2024
The racist eugenicist and founder of planned parenthood would be proud— BigBrother (@BigBro7000) January 11, 2024
So would the Aztecs.
There will be no PLTW on January 19, 2024, as our staff will be participating in the March for Life.