Guarding the Sanctity of Life
All human life is sacred – from conception to natural death.
However, today we are confronted by a culture that does not hold human life as sacred, but rather, as disposable. This mindset has led to court-imposed abortion on demand, efforts to legalize assisted suicide, and more. As a result, human life is cheapened, and countless precious lives are terminated – often inside the womb.
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued one of the most devastating decisions in U.S. history, in which it concocted a constitutional "right" to abortion. Since then, an estimated 50 million preborn children – equivalent to the entire populations of California, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona combined – have been senselessly killed, without reason, and without mercy. Regardless, many in this country continue to turn a blind eye to this horror, and many organizations that promote abortion amass fortunes from taking these innocent lives.
Alliance Defending Freedom is on the front lines leading efforts to expose Planned Parenthood – America’s largest abortion provider – which is more concerned with its bottom line than the health of women. During her 8-year tenure, former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson witnessed massive fraud and has courageously revealed under oath how the abortion giant bilked U.S. taxpayers out of millions of dollars. Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood in Texas for civil fraud on Abby’s behalf.
And in an effort to ultimately defund Planned Parenthood, Alliance Defending Freedom has provided a report to Congress that identifies nearly $8 million in waste, abuse, and potential fraud committed by Planned Parenthood affiliates across the nation.
Alliance Defending freedom is also on the front lines of the legal battle against ObamaCare – the Obama Administration’s radical healthcare mandate that forces Americans to pay for health insurance coverage that funds the taking of innocent human life and other activities that violate their sincerely held religious beliefs. Crafted with the help of Planned Parenthood, ObamaCare could well be the most serious attack on your religious liberty in America’s 236-year history.
Victories for Life
Alliance Defending Freedom and its allies are actively working on virtually every legal front to ensure God's plan for life prevails. To make the greatest impact, this legal ministry is focusing its efforts on saving the lives of preborn children, protecting parental and informed consent laws, defending healthcare workers’ rights of conscience, stopping the premeditated murder of the helpless, and so much more.
By God’s grace, Alliance Defending Freedom and its more than 2,200 Allied Attorneys have achieved crucial victories that are saving thousands of lives and offering real hope for a pro-life future:
- The Arizona Court of Appeals upheld the state's Abortion Consent Act, which protects the health and safety of pregnant women and their preborn children. This ruling has led Planned Parenthood to stop performing abortions at several of its abortion businesses in the state.
- The U.S. Supreme Court in 2007 upheld the federal law banning partial birth abortion, protecting full-term babies from horrific deaths.
- The University of Wisconsin medical facility abandoned its plans to take over Planned Parenthood’s full-service, second-trimester abortion services after an intensive Alliance Defending Freedom legal campaign to protect the religious conscience rights of the university’s pro-life employees.
- The Missouri Court of Appeals rejected Planned Parenthood’s attempts to redefine RU-486 chemical abortions in order to make them widely available in doctors’ offices.
- The Alaska Supreme Court upheld petitions for a parental notification initiative to be placed on the ballot, which would require abortionists to notify parents if their minor daughter seeks an abortion.
- In two cases, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right to life for the handicapped, infirm, and terminally ill.
Protecting Life with Your Support
You have the opportunity to make a life-saving difference for God’s children – young and old. Your gift will help Alliance Defending Freedom continue to defend the sanctity of life, one case at a time. Please give generously and prayerfully, believing that we can – and will – win the legal fight to save future generations. Every day counts!