Strategy

In the wake of June Medical v. Russo: A new strategy

By Matt Sande — The future of abortion jurisprudence in America is looking bleak for the foreseeable future. The pro-life strategy of placing statutory regulations on the abortion industry in hopes of prompting a Roe reversal appears to have reached its limit.

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The June Medical v. Russo distraction

By Sarah Quale — As if there wasn’t enough injustice to go around right now, the US Supreme Court just handed conservatives another loss, as it struck down Louisiana’s hospital admitting privileges law in June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo. But as leaders in the pro-life movement express their anger and frustration at the court’s decision today, those of us on the ground need to stop and consider what we sought from this decision in the first place and whether the path that we’re on is a viable one.

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Petition builds legislative support for Missouri drag queen story hour bill

By Deborah Stilt — Personhood Missouri leadership has hand-delivered over 27,000 signatures in support of Missouri’s Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act (HB 2044). This bill, to be re-introduced in the next legislative session, gives parents the power to protect their children from age-inappropriate, sexually charged materials, concepts, and events at libraries.

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Colorado supreme court rules on prenatal child abuse

By Deborah Stilt — Can a person be convicted of child abuse for injuring a pre-born child? The Colorado Supreme Court has just said no. But in an interesting turn of events, the court’s decision opens the door for the state legislature to clarify Colorado’s child abuse statute and grant pre-born children personhood.

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Petition to support sidewalk counselors’ rights delivered across the country

By Deborah Stilt — As threats against sidewalk counselors increase during the COVID-19 health crisis, thousands of people have signed a petition of support for the brave men and women who stand on the front lines. That petition is now being delivered, and local police departments, city councils, and politicians are starting to take notice.

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Post-Roe is here: COVID-19 and efforts to ban abortion

By Sarah Quale — The abortion industry is calling states’ efforts to temporarily halt abortions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic “a little peek through a post-Roe window.” They’re prepared for battle. Are we?

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ACLU lawsuit shows wisdom in personhood’s alternative approach to sanctuary cities

By Sarah Quale — The pro-life sanctuary city movement in America includes multiple factions using different strategies to achieve the same goal—to protect pre-born children from abortion in our own communities, while exerting the constitutional right to self-governance by defying the unjust ruling of Roe v. Wade. However, a recent ACLU lawsuit against seven sanctuary cities in Texas is exposing the vulnerabilities in Texas’s strategy and showing the effectiveness of an alternative approach.

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Mythbusting the Missouri drag queen story hour bill

By Sarah Quale— On January 8, 2020, Missouri Rep. Ben Baker introduced the Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act to protect minors from age-inappropriate, sexually explicit materials and events at libraries. The opposition to this bill has been swift, strong, and full of misinformation, even death threats. It’s time to clear things up.

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Missouri introduces bill to stop drag queen story hour

By Calvin Freiburger — Because of his efforts to empower communities to nix sexually charged events for kids, Missouri Rep. Ben Baker, who introduced the Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act, has received death threats. The Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act is based on model legislation created by the Personhood Alliance.

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The town that started the Civil War

By Gualberto Garcia Jones, Esq. — In the 1850s, Christians in Oberlin, Ohio, were motivated by the fear of God’s just judgment to defy the federal government and refuse to cooperate with the unjust Fugitive Slave Act. Their courageous actions couldn’t be more timely for pro-life Christians, as we witness the crumbling of our country’s moral foundation after multiple decades of judicially-mandated relativism.

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What really happened in the blocking of Alabama’s abortion law?

By Sarah Quale — U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson’s decision to block Alabama’s abortion law was the last in a series of court injunctions that stopped all state-level first-trimester abortion restrictions passed in the last year. These injunctions were expected as part of a larger pro-life strategy to put an end to Roe. But if that is the goal, why did the Alabama attorney general argue in support of the central holdings of Roe?

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Pearl, Mississippi, takes the first step in becoming a Sanctuary for Life

By Sarah Quale — On October 1, 2019, the Board of Aldermen of Pearl, Mississippi, adopted a resolution to become a “safe city for pre-born children”—the first phase of the Personhood Alliance’s Sanctuaries for Life initiative. Two weeks later, on October 15th, Pearl City Hall was packed to capacity with supporters who came to thank local officials and rally together to begin the work of Phase 2.

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Game-changer questions every pro-lifer should ask about the Guttmacher report

By Sarah Quale — Now that the celebrations surrounding the latest Guttmacher abortion report have settled down, it’s time to look past the rhetoric on both sides and uncover what’s really going on. May this discovery be a wake-up call for you and I to begin to proactively address the realities on the ground.

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Personhood: Multiple fronts on the 21st-century battleground

By Sarah Quale — Personhood is a legal strategy, a moral philosophy, and a cultural movement that’s rooted in both faith and reason. Personhood is our only consistent defense against all direct attacks on human life and human dignity that have happened, are happening, and will happen in the future. So what are those attacks, specifically? What does personhood look like on the ground? Is it practical, and does it have any chance of actually advancing in America?

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First sanctuary county in America reflects a new pro-life strategy

By Sarah Quale — On August 19, 2019, the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners in Yadkinville, North Carolina, passed a resolution to become the nation’s first sanctuary county to protect pre-born children from abortion. The resolution is the first step in a larger, three-pronged strategy put forth by the Personhood Alliance that is calling the pro-life movement back its roots and replicating the approach of early Christians in shifting the culture.

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