Pro-Life Gains the Media Hasn't Reported - November 8 2012
Martin Fox, President National Pro-Life Alliance
Thank you so much for your support of the vitally important work of National Pro-Life Alliance in this election year.
Of course, I'm sure like me, you were dismayed with the reported results on election night, leaving us with four more years of the most pro-abortion president in history.
Yet the efforts of NPLA and its members had an important impact in both U.S. House and Senate races that the mainstream media doesn't mention.
And despite what they reported on TV, you and I actually picked up support in both Houses of Congress for the Life at Conception Act to overturn Roe v. Wade.
In fact, NPLA-PAC and members played important roles in defeating five pro-abortion incumbents and winning new pledged Senators in Nebraska and Texas.
And in our 91 targeted House districts, pledged Life at Conception Act supporters won in 84 of them.
Thus in spite of what amounted to a Democrat tidal wave, support for the Life at Conception Act in Congress is now at an all-time high – something you won’t ever hear about in the pro-abortion national media.
Equally important was the election of strong new pro-life leaders to Congress like Steve Stockman of Texas and Thomas Massie of Kentucky.
Of course, we still have our work cut out for us. But I am more optimistic than ever.
The 2.4 million pro-lifers you helped NPLA identify and mobilize this past year will play a continuing role in helping us hold politicians' feet to the fire on legislation defending the Sanctity of Life.
So thank you again for all your efforts to protect the lives of the innocent unborn.
Nellie Gray: A Remembrance - August 16 2012
Martin Fox, PresidentNational Pro-Life Alliance
When the Supreme Court handed down its fateful decision on Roe v. Wade, legislating abortion-on-demand, pro-lifers knew that they had to act to defend the unborn.
But few took the call to action as strongly as the late Nellie Gray did.
If you've ever attended a March for Life before, she's the one to whom you owe your thanks.
Due to her recent passing, I'd like to take a moment to pay tribute to her, as well as the legacy which she left behind.
Nellie Gray had been preparing for retirement after spending decades in the work force around the time that Roe v. Wade was handed down.
With so many unborn babies' lives on the line, Nellie Gray just couldn't sit still, and dedicated the rest of her life, nearly 40 years, to the defense of the unborn.
She has inspired hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers, me included, with her dedication to the unborn at the annual March for Life.
On the first anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 1974, Gray helped organize the March which had 25,000 pro-life activists in attendance.
Since then, the March has grown exponentially, thanks to her unparalleled dedication, to a regular participation of hundreds of thousands every year, with young people, the future of the movement, coming out in droves.
I've been to the March for Life many times now, and believe me, it's an inspiring sight.
But perhaps what I most admire about Nellie Gray was her uncompromising motto of "no exceptions."
She understood that all unborn children have a right to life, and she was unwilling to give any ground in that fight.
Nellie Gray leaves behind an amazing legacy of a life dedicated to the unborn.
But her work remains unfinished.
Which is why National Pro-Life Alliance members like you, are now taking up the mantle she left behind.
You and I are fighting for the passage of a Life at Conception Act so that no baby is left behind as unimportant, and no politician gets away with vague pro-life promises.
I hope and pray that when we attend next year's March for Life, the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we c
an attend proud in the knowledge that we have honored Gray's legacy by doing our utmost to defend the unborn.
Another pro-life victory - November 09 2012
Martin Fox, President National Pro-Life Alliance
With the general election now past, come January several newly elected pro-life champions will be joining the fight on Capitol Hill for a Life at Conception Act.
One of those champions will be Ted Cruz from Texas whose strong support for the Life at Conception Act contributed to his success.
Any politician who doubts the impact that standing proudly pro-life has on a race doesn't have to look for any further proof than Texas' primary runoff.
Of course, you and other National Pro-Life Alliance members have long understood that being pro-life is good politics and good policy.
And that the gold standard in legislation when it comes to saving the unborn is the passage and support for a Life at Conception Act.
Looking back, things were initially looking good for Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst as the frontrunner in the primary.
He was polling very strongly in his run for U.S. Senate. Most of his opponents couldn't make it above 10% while he sat comfortably at and around 50%.
He also had a lot more cash on hand than his opponents, having poured more than 16 million dollars of his own money in order to finance his campaign.
But shortly before the primary, one of his opponents, Ted Cruz began a surge, denying Dewhurst the easy victory he had been planning on, turning the race into a runoff.
In making that surge, Mr. Cruz took a bold stance on several issues, but most importantly to National Pro-Life Alliance members he pledged if elected to cosponsor the Life at Conception Act.
Mr. Dewhurst on the other hand, for whatever reason, campaigned as pro-life in a general sense, but failed to pledge support for that one measure that would overturn Roe v. Wade, saving millions of lives.
In response, NPLA mobilized tens of thousands of members, encouraging them to contact Dewhurst and insist that he make the same pledge.
Yet even after the flood of postcards, emails and phone calls that Texas NPLA members sent Dewhurst, he still refused to return his Pro-Life Candidate Survey and take a stance on the Life at Conception Act.
Cruz's dedication to the Sanctity of Life and other issues paid off. He convincingly won in the primary by a margin of more than 10 points.
Now, thanks to his recent victory, the unborn will have yet another champion in Congress, willing to defend them.
The fact is the positions taken by your candidates on the sanctity of life will ultimately determine whether Congress will move to end the Supreme Court's imposed policy of abortion-on-demand . . .
. . . or whether we continue to kill 1.6 million innocent babies every year for the mere crime of being "inconvenient."
So-Called "War on Women" a War on the Unborn - July 24 2012
J.D. Harris, Executive Director National Pro-Life Alliance
We all know those who support abortion-on-demand are masters of double speak.
"Worse is actually better. Backward is forward. A step back is really progress."
You know how it goes. We're accustomed to this double speak, of course. But the pro-abortion allies in the Obama camp have really outdone themselves this time.
As the details of abortionists??ongoing jihad against the unborn has gained more and more attention, supporters of abortion-on-demand have lately been put on the defensive.
They had to do something.
So they got together with their cronies in the media and cooked up a “war on women.??br />
In case you had any doubts about the “war on women??allow me to put them to rest right here and now.
This “war on women??is really just an attempt to euphemistically redefine abortion and shove taxpayer funding of abortion down our throats.
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz proclaimed that “there were more than 1,100 bills introduced across the country last year to restrict women’s health rights.??br />
And congresswoman and pro-abortion radical Jackie Speier joined with him, declaring this to be “an unprecedented assault on women’s health and the status of women in this country.??br />
This “statistic??has quickly become one of the abortionists??favorite talking points.
Of course they know it's not actually true.
What they refuse to mention in their discussion of this “war??is that the primary focus of those “bills??strongly supported by NPLA members and other pro-lifers is to stop our tax dollars from being spent for abortions.
They’re outraged that you and millions of other everyday Americans would want to keep our taxpayer dollars out of the abortionists??bloodstained hands.
But the fact is, no matter how they try to spin it their “war??is actually a war on the unborn.
And too bad for them, no matter how much they whine about it, they are both morally and politically on the losing side.
They know that you and I are making real progress forward, and that’s got them shaking in their boots.
They see it in our young NPLA members at the March for Life. They see it as you and other NPLA members flood their congressional offices with your postcards and letters and tie up their phones.
And they see it as we’re moving to pass real legislation to not only end taxpayer funding of abortion, but to actually overturn Roe v. Wade and end all abortion-on-demand.
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