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Pro-Life This Week February 23, 2024

Week in Review

Judie Brown Pens Open Letter to NAACP Stating That ‘Abortion Is the Ultimate Racism’    

An open letter to NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson condemns the civil rights organization for its support of abortion. The February 15, 2024, letter signed by Judie Brown, American Life League’s cofounder and president, called out Johnson over NAACP’s advocacy of a so-called “fundamental right to abortion” in light of the almost 20 million black babies killed by abortion since Roe v. Wade was enacted.  

As head of American Life League, which in March 2024 marks 45 years of advocating for the preborn, Brown told Johnson, the national leader of the 300,000-member group that claims to fight racism, that “abortion is the ultimate racism.”   

Brown pointed to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s 2023 document entitled “Women’s Rights to Reproductive Freedom and Health,” which identifies “abortion access” as “a racial justice issue.”  

“Where is the justice” asked Brown, for black mothers and their babies, who are targeted by organizations like Planned Parenthood for abortions? She shared data from the Centers for Disease Control’s latest Abortion Surveillance Report which found that almost 42% of the abortions in America are committed on black babies. Brown declared, “Abortion is truly one of the greatest injustices of our time. Black women and black babies deserve better.” 

Read An Open Letter to Derrick Johnson, the President and CEO of the NAACP, from Judie Brown.

Catholic Parents Ask SCOTUS to Hear Case after Indiana State Officials Take Their Son for Not Using His Transgender Pronouns 

A Catholic couple in Indiana is asking the Supreme Court to hear their case against the state. State officials removed the couple’s son from their home for not using the child’s preferred transgender pronouns. 

The couple tells FOX News that in 2019, their son told them he identified as a girl, but adhering to Catholic teaching, his parents were adamant that God does not make mistakes and this was not something they could support. The couple believed their son was battling mental health conditions, citing a severe eating disorder, and placed him in therapeutic care. 

However, according to FOX, in 2021 Indiana state officials began investigating the Coxes after a report found they were not referring to their child by his preferred gender identity, removing the teen from their custody and placing him in a “gender-affirming” home.

Despite the unsubstantiated claims of abuse, they claimed the Coxes made the child’s eating disorder worse even though it worsened after he was removed and placed in a transition-affirming home.

State officials still claim they removed the child because of the eating disorder, and the Office of the Atorney General stated, “As the record shows, this state agency acted not on the use of pronouns but because of the child’s extreme eating disorder.”

In a press release, the couple state, “This is what every parent is afraid of. We love our son and wanted to care for him, but the state of Indiana robbed us of that opportunity by taking him from our home and banning us from speaking to him about gender.”

ALL in the News

Judie Brown’s open letter to the NAACP on its support for abortion garnered national attention. The story has appeared on outlets such as Faith on Trial RadioLifeNews, The Daily SignalLifeSiteNews, and Church Militant

On Thursday evening, ALL director of communications, Katie Brown, was a guest on One America News Network’s evening program Tipping Point. Katie discussed the NAACP letter and Planned Parenthood’s open racism. 

Susan Ciancio, editor of Celebrate Life Magazine and director of the Culture of Life Studies Program, writes a weekly commentary on timely pro-life topics. This week she wrote a companion to Judie’s NAACP letter that was published by Catholic World Report.

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 

Pro-Life Education

Culture of Life Studies Program

Who Was the Real Margaret Sanger?

Produced as a three-lesson unit study and video set for high school students, Who Was the Real Margaret Sanger? exposes the truth about the founder of the largest abortion provider in the United States.

The first video introduces students to Margaret Sanger and the conditions in society that led her to campaign for birth control. The second video unmasks Margaret Sanger’s twisted ideas of birth control as a method of creating a “better breed” of humanity. And the final video discusses the impact of Sanger’s ideas on society and teaches students what they can do to build a culture of life. (This is also available as a one-class seminar for adults.) ORDER HERE

ALL’s Education Materials

Stop Planned Parenthood DVD Set

In four power-packed hours filled with vital information, David Bereit and the late Jim Sedlak and explain how Planned Parenthood is harming your community—and what you can do about it! SHOP NOW

Pro-Life Social Media

Hillary’s Abortion Ban Tweet Looks Like a Trump Campaign Ad

American Life League is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit. That means we are restricted from making or implying endorsements for candidates running for public office. None of the tweets below should be interpreted as endorsements. 

With that said, a tweet posted by Hillary Clinton, who isn’t running for any office, grabbed our attention because, well, it could be used as an ad by the Trump campaign. 

    “A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for a national abortion ban. Pass it on.”

    No doubt, folks in support of a national abortion ban were pleased to retweet Clinton’s message.

    Trump has never expressed support for a national abortion ban. Even if reelected and a such a ban landed on his desk, he would not put his signature on it unless it included the usual pro-abortion exceptions for rape, incest, and life and health of the mother. In effect, such a ban wouldn’t be a ban at all but another regulation in a long list of laws disguised as “pro-life.”

    Nevertheless, it’s funny how Clinton’s choice of tweet does make pro-life X (formerly Twitter) giddy.

    Clinton’s tweet should make for a good campaign ad for Trump.