Alliance Defending Freedom: It’s days away: The Supreme Court’s marriage decision is expected to come down on June 29.
Josh Brahm: Josh Brahm’s speech from the Students for Life of America conference in D.C. has been posted. These are six practical tips for having good dialogues with pro-choice people.
National Right to Life: When last we heard about the pro-life club at Courtland High School in Spotsylvania, Virginia, the principal had begun doing the right thing by reversing an earlier decision, however grudgingly.
The Christian Institute: A leading academic has welcomed the rise in pro-life attitudes amongst students and young people in America.
Al.com: Thus, last spring, our attorneys at Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit on our behalf, fighting for our vital right to speak on our campus.
Alliance Defending Freedom: When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion rights in Roe v. Wade back in 1973, it reset our nation’s moral compass. Life was no longer considered precious, it was considered an option.
Alliance Defending Freedom: On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled to legalize abortion in the case of Roe v. Wade. Millions of lives have been affected by this tragic ruling, including the more than 57 million American babies who have been killed in the womb since then and the countless women and men who have suffered from the psychological, emotional, and physical pain caused by abortion.
National Review: ‘How can a scared pregnant student, one probably racked with anxiety and facing a totally unplanned situation, find the resources and support she needs to parent her child and continue her education?”
March For Life: These are the questions that run through the heart and head of a student facing an unexpected pregnancy on campus. Thankfully, there is now a go-to resource center for pregnant students and their friends to get answers.
Live Action News: Lila will be joined by fellow pro-life leaders David Bereit of 40 Days for Life, Josh Brahm of the Equal Rights Institute, David Hacker of Alliance Defending Freedom, Jason Jones of Movie to Movement, and Stephanie Gray of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. Together these speakers, along with the staff of Students for Life of America, will create a dynamic day packed with inspiration and education to catalyze the pro-life generation.
Campus Reform: Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest youth pro-life organization, launched a new website today for college students facing unexpected pregnancies.
Denver Catholic Register: Students for Life of America are hosting a “Summer of Life” rally at the Colorado State Capitol building from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 26 related to federal Senate Bill 1670, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protect Act.
The Washington Times: Pro-life groups are attacking Democrats in some of the most watched Senate races, criticizing them for opposing legislation that would ban most abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
OneNewsNow: “‘They were not allowed to distribute literature, they were not allowed to go around and clipboard collect information from interested students and they were not allowed to put up a display table during lunch, but all the other students groups are allowed to do those things,’ [Matt Sharp] says.”
Brian Fraga at the National Catholic Register: “‘Instead of allowing it to occur, the schools put up barriers that say, “Pro-life speech is not welcome here,”‘ said Matthew Sharp, legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, a nonprofit Christian legal network.”
Journal and Courier: “An anti-abortion display on the Purdue University campus Thursday caught the attention of administrators and police Thursday, but the display was allowed to remain after sponsors cited their First Amendment rights.”
Josh Encinias at National Review Online: “’4000 Years of Choice’ is a pro-choice art exhibit currently on display at Michigan. Exhibit artist Heather Ault wants visitors to see abortion as an integral part of the ‘grand human history’ because abortion is a ‘life-sustaining act.’”
Dr. Susan Berry at Breitbart: “‘Public schools should encourage, not shut down, the free exchange of ideas,’ said Legal Counsel Matt Sharp of Alliance Defending Freedom, who represented the group, in a press release. ‘The First Amendment protects freedom of speech for all students, regardless of their religious or political beliefs. We commend Branford Public Schools for reversing the restrictions that prevented the students from distributing pro-life literature and clipboarding to their friends and classmates during free time.’”
LifeNews: “‘Public schools should encourage, not shut down, the free exchange of ideas,’ said Legal Counsel Matt Sharp of Alliance Defending Freedom, who represented the group.”
ChristianNewsWire: “‘Public schools should encourage, not shut down, the free exchange of ideas,’ said Legal Counsel Matt Sharp of Alliance Defending Freedom, who represented the group. ‘The First Amendment protects freedom of speech for all students, regardless of their religious or political beliefs.’”
WFSB: “Students said they took the issue to the Alliance Defending Freedom group, which sent a legal letter to the school. It asked them to stop discriminating and allow students to pass out information.”
Opposing Views: “A Christian law group, Alliance Defending Freedom, sent a letter to the school district last week that calls for an end to the alleged discrimination.”
Dr. Susan Berry at Breitbart: “Last week, Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to Branford High School on behalf of Branford High School Students for Life with the request that the school’s discriminatory behavior end. The letter asked for written confirmation by March 12th to Bailey-Loomis that her club’s rights will be respected.”
Branford High Students for Life club’s censorship claim draws national attention | New Haven Register
New Haven Register: “Last week, the Alliance Defending Freedom group sent a letter to Branford High and Branford Public Schools on behalf of Branford High School Students for Life ‘requesting that they end their discriminatory behavior against the group,’ the release said.”
Christian Post: “Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal group, sent a letter to the school and the school district last week asking that they stop discriminating against the pro-life group. ADF asked for an answer to their request by March 12.”
Students fight back after University of Alabama crushes free speech of pro-lifers | Students for Life
Students for Life of America Press Release: “Bama Students for Life have retained Alliance Defending Freedom as legal counsel and plan 2 days of public events to address this troubling loss of First Amendment rights and discrimination.”
LifeSiteNews: “Another presentation by Alliance Defending Freedom gave the students a primer on their free speech rights and let them know that ADF provides free legal defense to pro-life students whose rights are being violated on campus. As he introduced the group, the emcee challenged the students, ‘If an attorney isn’t in your contact list, you really need to reevaluate what you’re doing with your campus group.’”
Christian Post: “‘Do you know abortion was illegal?’ asked Steve Aden, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. He noted that abortion was illegal under English and American common law for 700 years, and it only became legal in his lifetime. Rather than asking ‘can you really make abortion illegal?’ Aden said people should ask ‘can you really make abortion illegal again?’”
LifeSiteNews: Representative from several organizations spoke, including Father Frank Pavone(pictured below) of Priests for Life, Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, Day Gardner of the National Black Pro-Life Union, Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America, Mallory Quigley from the Susan B. Anthony List, Michael Mortelli of the Maryland Coalition for Life, and Catherine Glenn Foster of Alliance Defending Freedom, as well as three local pastors.
The Spectrum: The UB Students for Life club, which advocates a pro-life stance on abortion, became a temporary club last year after being ignored by the SA and disrespected by those of high office at UB. Once the club received temporary status, it saw its presentations destroyed and faced animosity from students and other clubs on campus.
LifeNews.com: Pro-abortion vandals recently attacked the web site of Students for Life of America, the national pro-life organization for college and university students. In fact, the vandals have repeatedly worked to destroy the SFLA outreach web site.
OneNewsNow: “As the Students for Life of America (SFLA) conference set a record in attendance, [Jordan Lorence] of the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) reports that what ‘struck’ him was that ‘even after 38 years of Roe v. Wade, a pro-abortion media, many college faculty members being pro-abortion [and] the legal system [being] pro-abortion, they have not closed the deal with the next generation of Americans.’”
LifeNews: “Concerned Women for America leader Penny Nance told LifeNews.com that social issues shouldn’t be set aside and, instead, should share an equal level of important with fiscal issues in the next session of Congress . . . ”
ChristianNewsWire: “Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America, Penny Young Nance, CEO and Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America have joined the Northern Virginia IS Pro-Life Rally.”
LifeNews: “Students for Life of America’s national conference has been sold out for the past two years and has grown so large that the 2011 event will be held at a larger facility . . . With the help of the conference’s co-sponsor, the Alliance Defense Fund, the pro-life conference will now be able to accommodate a larger crowd . . . It will feature speakers such as Scott Klusendorf, Alveda King, [David French] from the Alliance Defense Fund . . .”
LifeNews: “A national pro-life student group is seeking a federal or state investigation into a situation it exposed about how students who attend public universities in North Carolina may have been forced to pay for abortions under the required health insurance plan.” | For more information see this ADF Alliance Alert compound tag: http://www.alliancealert.org/tag/state-north-carolina+topic-education+topic-abortion/