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Friday, June 4, 2021

May Recap

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May Recap

Projects
President Biden has introduced a budget without the Hyde Amendment, opening up federal funding for elective abortions. Secular Pro-Life has been very vocal about the importance of Hyde, and we now join a coalition of over 60 pro-life organizations urging leaders in Congress to reinstate the amendment.

We are pleased to announce that Secular Pro-life has partnered with Pro-Life Flag Project, which is asking people to submit designs to symbolize the pro-life movement. A symbol can be a powerful rallying point. As new challenges to Roe v. Wade come up, we are hoping for many opportunities to use it. Pull out your creative mind and submit a design or stay tuned to cast your vote for your favorite.

On May 25th, Kelsey presented the Secular Pro-Life message to LifeFirst, a Texas-based, religious pro-life organization. She discussed the importance of including secular messaging in their outreach. You can view her talk here.

On May 27th, Terrisa was a featured panelist at an R Street Institute webinar, "Birth Control Bedfellows: A Discussion with Unsung Heroes for Better Contraceptive Access". Alongside her Republican and limited-government advocate panelists, Terrisa spoke to the value of better contraception access as a tool against abortion.

Monica is looking for volunteers comfortable reviewing legislation and/or peer-reviewed research to submit guest blog posts summarizing such information (example here). Whether your background is in law, biology, statistics, social dynamics, or something else, contact Monica if you are interested.

Time to pull out the paints, oil pastels, crayons, or whatever gets you feeling artsy!
Twitter
We gained 324 new followers, bringing us to 13,845 total. We sent 341 tweets, which were viewed 671,000 times, including this tweet, viewed over 22,100 times, where we highlight the most dangerous anti-abortion propaganda of them all: science!

See our collection of biology books here.


Facebook
We are at 35,297 followers on Facebook. Our content was viewed 325,656 times, including 10,078 views of this post about how quickly women denied abortion no longer wish for one:

See the related blogpost here.

Blogger
Our three most-read blog posts for May, in increasing order:
  • The Ableism of Abortion: Guest blogger Laura Wallace points to the link between our current abortion culture and ableism, particularly regarding those with Down Syndrome.
  • How Baby Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Survived Planned Parenthood: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's mother relied on Planned Parenthood when she was pregnant with the future Congresswoman. So how did AOC end up as the one baby to survive Planned Parenthood's hands for every 41 others aborted? This post breaks down the statistics and how, even since the time of AOC's birth, prenatal services by Planned Parenthood have gone down sharply.
  • No, Pennsylvania is not fining women for miscarriages: Fake news is rife throughout Twitter, propagated by people who know better, like aspiring senators. In this post, guest blogger Daniel Gump explains what Pennsylvania's "Final Disposition of Fetal Remains Act" actually does, and how U.S. senate candidate Val Arkoosh lied in her viral tweet describing the bill as a fine for those who miscarry.
Like what we do and have something to contribute? Consider writing a guest post. Guest posts help us cover a more diverse range of perspectives, topics, and experiences. If you have an idea for a piece you'd like to submit, please email us at info@secularprolife.org.
What You Can Do
There are plenty of ways to help with pro-life work. This month we recommend:
  • Submit a design to the Pro-Life Flag Project.
  • Talk with friends or family about abortion (perhaps right now focus on the importance of the Hyde Amendment).
  • Email Monica (monica@secularprolife.org) if you're interested in submitting guest blog posts on legislation or peer-reviewed research.
  • And, of course, you can always donate:


Paypal
If you don't use Paypal, you can also go to our Facebook page and click the blue "Donate" button under our cover photo on the right.


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