On September 29, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon launched a new social media campaign intending to raise support and awareness for their cause around the state. Using the hashtag #ImAnAdvocate, they are asking people to photograph themselves holding a sign explaining why they advocate for abortion rights. We are asking pro-lifers everywhere to get involved before this spin campaign takes off.1. Print the (improved) #ImAnAdvocate template here: http://bit.ly/1vxIN14.2. Write the reason you are a pro-life advocate on your sign and take a picture of yourself holding your sign (square photos are best).3. Post it across every social media platform you are on, using the hashtag #ImAnAdvocate. If you don’t have any social media, email it to liberty@ortl.org and we’ll share your message for you.4. Ask your friends and family to get involved too! Examples:#ImAnAdvocate because human life begins at conception.#ImAnAdvocate because life is a right, not a privilege.#ImAnAdvocate because abortion is not health care.#ImAnAdvocate because I regret my abortion.#ImAnAdvocate because I’m a former fetus.#ImAnAdvocate because my mom chose life.Thank you for helping spread the #prolife cause!! We’ll be sharing our favorites that you post!

On September 29, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon launched a new social media campaign intending to raise support and awareness for their cause around the state. Using the hashtag #ImAnAdvocate, they are asking people to photograph themselves holding a sign explaining why they advocate for abortion rights. 

We are asking pro-lifers everywhere to get involved before this spin campaign takes off.

1. Print the (improved) #ImAnAdvocate template here: http://bit.ly/1vxIN14.
2. Write the reason you are a pro-life advocate on your sign and take a picture of yourself holding your sign (square photos are best).
3. Post it across every social media platform you are on, using the hashtag #ImAnAdvocate. If you don’t have any social media, email it to liberty@ortl.org and we’ll share your message for you.
4. Ask your friends and family to get involved too! 

Examples:

#ImAnAdvocate because human life begins at conception.
#ImAnAdvocate because life is a right, not a privilege.
#ImAnAdvocate because abortion is not health care.
#ImAnAdvocate because I regret my abortion.
#ImAnAdvocate because I’m a former fetus.
#ImAnAdvocate because my mom chose life.

Thank you for helping spread the #prolife cause!! We’ll be sharing our favorites that you post!

"We fight for maternity leave, we fight to close the wage gap, we volunteer our time at domestic abuse shelters and pregnancy centers, and we spread awareness about gender discrimination across the world and close to home. We want females to have the same rights as males; but first, we have to let them be born."—Victoria Godwin, Secular Pro-LifeThis is a fantastic response to actress Emma Watson’s extremely popular “HeForShe” feminism speech at the U.N. headquarters a week and a half ago! It’s worth sharing with your friends!
Read: http://bit.ly/1CE3eLT

"We fight for maternity leave, we fight to close the wage gap, we volunteer our time at domestic abuse shelters and pregnancy centers, and we spread awareness about gender discrimination across the world and close to home. We want females to have the same rights as males; but first, we have to let them be born."

—Victoria Godwin, Secular Pro-Life

This is a fantastic response to actress Emma Watson’s extremely popular “HeForShe” feminism speech at the U.N. headquarters a week and a half ago! It’s worth sharing with your friends!

Read: http://bit.ly/1CE3eLT

"Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of."
—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court JusticePro-abortion advocates like Justice Ginsburg seem intent on using abortion as a form of population “quality control.” But when are they going to see that people’s value is NOT determined by their racial heritage, health, or economic status?
Read: http://bit.ly/1rhleJn

"Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of."


—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice

Pro-abortion advocates like Justice Ginsburg seem intent on using abortion as a form of population “quality control.” But when are they going to see that people’s value is NOT determined by their racial heritage, health, or economic status?

Read: http://bit.ly/1rhleJn

We found this BEAUTIFUL film positive in the office that was used in an old edition of “Life in Oregon.” The baby is at 13 weeks gestation, and the film positive is from 1982! 

We found this BEAUTIFUL film positive in the office that was used in an old edition of “Life in Oregon.” The baby is at 13 weeks gestation, and the film positive is from 1982! 

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones and friends 13 years ago today. We will never forget. 

{Photo courtesy of Students for Life of America}

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones and friends 13 years ago today. We will never forget. 

{Photo courtesy of Students for Life of America}

How incredible is this photograph that graced the cover of LIFE Magazine in 1965, eight years before Roe v. Wade?? 
It is easy to sometimes think, “Well, they didn’t have as much knowledge about prenatal development in the 70s as we do now…” as a sort of excuse for that generation. However, LIFE Magazine was a hugely widespread magazine at the time and this color photograph of a living 18-week old baby inside his/her mother was undoubtedly seen by millions. The American Society of Magazine Editors calls it the 11th greatest magazine cover in the past 40 years. 
This and the pictures inside the magazine were taken by famed scientific photographer Linnart Nilsson who used an endoscope with an electronic flash to capture them. The pictures were included in his book, “A Child is Born,” which sold 8 million copies in the first four days of publication.

How incredible is this photograph that graced the cover of LIFE Magazine in 1965, eight years before Roe v. Wade??

It is easy to sometimes think, “Well, they didn’t have as much knowledge about prenatal development in the 70s as we do now…” as a sort of excuse for that generation. However, LIFE Magazine was a hugely widespread magazine at the time and this color photograph of a living 18-week old baby inside his/her mother was undoubtedly seen by millions. The American Society of Magazine Editors calls it the 11th greatest magazine cover in the past 40 years.

This and the pictures inside the magazine were taken by famed scientific photographer Linnart Nilsson who used an endoscope with an electronic flash to capture them. The pictures were included in his book, “A Child is Born,” which sold 8 million copies in the first four days of publication.

"Most people, the reason why they wouldn’t share pregnancy news early, [they] are afraid of miscarriage risks. We prayed about it, and the film crew asked us if we wanted to wait. But we knew we would share if we did miscarry. We believe that life is precious no matter how young and you would still want to remember that baby." -Jill Duggar Dillard (of “19 Kids and Counting”)We love that the newly married Dillards decided to share their pregnancy before the first trimester ended. All life is precious and the loss of any life should be grieved and respected. What do you think? Stick with the traditional waiting period or announce early?

"Most people, the reason why they wouldn’t share pregnancy news early, [they] are afraid of miscarriage risks. We prayed about it, and the film crew asked us if we wanted to wait. But we knew we would share if we did miscarry. We believe that life is precious no matter how young and you would still want to remember that baby." 

-Jill Duggar Dillard (of “19 Kids and Counting”)

We love that the newly married Dillards decided to share their pregnancy before the first trimester ended. All life is precious and the loss of any life should be grieved and respected. 

What do you think? Stick with the traditional waiting period or announce early?

“I was shell-shocked and very scared when told to abort two of my children. I was also disappointed with the professional consultant that had that view.” "How can a mother choose which of her children lives or dies? In the end our personal instinct kicked in. We had no medical proof that anything was wrong, but the consultant considered the risk higher because of my history.”—Lynn Seigenberg, Mother of IVF tripletsLynn’s three children are now 4 years old and starting primary school! All are healthy, and none of them experienced the negative syndrome that doctors recommended she abort them for. We’re so glad that Lynn went with her instincts on this one! But isn’t it time that doctors STOP recommending abortion as a solution to a baby’s “possible health problems”? Read the article: http://bit.ly/1xhykK8

“I was shell-shocked and very scared when told to abort two of my children. I was also disappointed with the professional consultant that had that view.” 

"How can a mother choose which of her children lives or dies? In the end our personal instinct kicked in. We had no medical proof that anything was wrong, but the consultant considered the risk higher because of my history.”

—Lynn Seigenberg, Mother of IVF triplets

Lynn’s three children are now 4 years old and starting primary school! All are healthy, and none of them experienced the negative syndrome that doctors recommended she abort them for. 

We’re so glad that Lynn went with her instincts on this one! But isn’t it time that doctors STOP recommending abortion as a solution to a baby’s “possible health problems”? 

Read the article: http://bit.ly/1xhykK8

“‘Some have been told they’re wasting their time for a baby that would be dead anyway,’ Ms. Kuebelbeck said. ‘Some have been told they’re wasting the doctor’s time.’”Despite hostile doctors, 20-40 percent of parents who receive a fatal diagnosis for their unborn baby choose to continue with their pregnancy in hopes of having a few precious moments with their child before he or she passes. This is thankfully giving rise to a better understanding and support system for these grieving parents, and there are now over 40 perinatal hospice programs throughout the United States. We’re glad that The New York Times is shedding light on this issue, and we hope that these resources will keep growing and touching hearts!
Read the article here. 

“‘Some have been told they’re wasting their time for a baby that would be dead anyway,’ Ms. Kuebelbeck said. ‘Some have been told they’re wasting the doctor’s time.’”

Despite hostile doctors, 20-40 percent of parents who receive a fatal diagnosis for their unborn baby choose to continue with their pregnancy in hopes of having a few precious moments with their child before he or she passes. This is thankfully giving rise to a better understanding and support system for these grieving parents, and there are now over 40 perinatal hospice programs throughout the United States. 

We’re glad that The New York Times is shedding light on this issue, and we hope that these resources will keep growing and touching hearts!

Read the article here

theultimatebandfreak:

darkhairedgirlfromgallifrey:

cultureshift:

oregonrighttolife:

1) “I’m sorry to say I couldn’t think about raising a child with Down’s. I’m something of a perfectionist.”2) “If he can’t grow up to have a shot at becoming the president, we don’t want him.”3) “It’s devastating, it’s a waste, all the love that goes into kids like that.”4) “I just couldn’t do it, couldn’t be that kind of mother who accepts everything, loves her kid no matter what.”5) “The bottom line is when my neighbor said to me: ‘Having a “tard,” that’s a bummer for life.’”These are ACTUAL RESPONSES from parents who sought prenatal screening to determine if their child had Down Syndrome. The parents all intended to abort their baby if he/she were diagnosed with DS, and these were some of the reasons they gave for their decision. THIS is the elitist, discriminatory, ugly side of our culture—a culture that has grown to value our own “health” and “happiness” over the life of another who we deem lesser. How can any society profess diversity, acceptance, and tolerance if it is utterly intolerant of the sick or the handicapped among them? Killing the mentally handicapped (who are statistically proven to live happy, fulfilling lives) before they are born is not kindness—it’s the darkest form of selfishness. Those aren’t all the quotes. Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/1p5UVPp

How we treat the least of us defines us.

Judge a man not by how he treats his equals but how he treats his inferiors


This hit me hard because my mom babysat this kid when he was younger (he is like my older brother now) and him and two of his siblings were tested positive for downs before they were born. NONE OF THEM HAVE DOWNS! NONE OF THE TESTS WERE ACCURATE! NOT ALL OF THEM ARE!

theultimatebandfreak:

darkhairedgirlfromgallifrey:

cultureshift:

oregonrighttolife:

1) “I’m sorry to say I couldn’t think about raising a child with Down’s. I’m something of a perfectionist.”

2) “If he can’t grow up to have a shot at becoming the president, we don’t want him.”

3) “It’s devastating, it’s a waste, all the love that goes into kids like that.”

4) “I just couldn’t do it, couldn’t be that kind of mother who accepts everything, loves her kid no matter what.”

5) “The bottom line is when my neighbor said to me: ‘Having a “tard,” that’s a bummer for life.’”

These are ACTUAL RESPONSES from parents who sought prenatal screening to determine if their child had Down Syndrome. The parents all intended to abort their baby if he/she were diagnosed with DS, and these were some of the reasons they gave for their decision. 

THIS is the elitist, discriminatory, ugly side of our culture—a culture that has grown to value our own “health” and “happiness” over the life of another who we deem lesser. How can any society profess diversity, acceptance, and tolerance if it is utterly intolerant of the sick or the handicapped among them? 

Killing the mentally handicapped (who are statistically proven to live happy, fulfilling lives) before they are born is not kindness—it’s the darkest form of selfishness. 

Those aren’t all the quotes. Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/1p5UVPp

How we treat the least of us defines us.

Judge a man not by how he treats his equals but how he treats his inferiors

This hit me hard because my mom babysat this kid when he was younger (he is like my older brother now) and him and two of his siblings were tested positive for downs before they were born. NONE OF THEM HAVE DOWNS! NONE OF THE TESTS WERE ACCURATE! NOT ALL OF THEM ARE!