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Each of our co-leaders had in-person events scheduled this month, but not all of us made it before social distancing became the norm.
- Monica’s 3/23 presentation was (temporarily) cancelled. She was going to deconstruct three pro-choice myths at Oregon Right to Life’s pro-life youth training camp, but the camp has been postponed until further notice.
- Kelsey’s 3/28 talk went from in-person to online. She was scheduled to discuss effective education to reach nonreligious people at SFLA’s 2020 Florida Leadership Workshop; when SFLA converted the workshop to an online event, Kelsey was still able to speak to student leaders virtually. Watch here.
- Terrisa’s 3/4 speech still happened, and it was fantastic. She made her voice heard (like she does) on the steps of the Supreme Court in defense of pro-life Democrat Katrina Jackson’s Lousiana bill requiring abortion providers to be held to the same standards as other outpatient surgical centers. Transcript here, video here.
|“The abortion industry cannot police itself! Every time they try, they put profits first and women last!” – Terrisa Bukovinac, Secular Pro-Life|
|(See Dee’s full thread here)|
Last year we had a collection of similar testimonials that went viral.
Our three most-read blog posts for March, in increasing order:
- Progressive polling firm tries, and fails, to conduct neutral survey on abortion policy Polling outfit Data for Progress had questions regarding abortion clinic regulations. The firm’s questions neglected to mention the major concern of providers having admitting privileges at local hospitals, but did suggest there’s concern about the air temperature of patient areas. Even with this biased content, far more poll respondents supported regulation than opposed it.
- We asked, you answered: wishing you hadn’t had the “choice” A polite Twitter user asked whether post-abortive pro-life women wish they hadn’t even had the legal option to get an abortion. We posed the question to our FB followers and collected their responses in this blog post. In addition to post-abortive women, women who chose to carry their pregnancies also spoke up about how the legal option of abortion made their pregnancies much more difficult.
- Pregnancy resource centers need your support now more than ever If you have the ability, now is the time to donate to pregnancy resource centers. Nearly 3 out of 4 women who have abortions say financial strain contributed to their decision, and social distancing and shelter-in-place guidelines push centers to postpone their fundraising events.