Kim Alexis has graced the cover of over 500 magazines around the world as one of America's leading supermodels. She was the Fashion Editor of "Good Morning America" for three years and currently hosts two of her own cable shows, "Healthy Kids" on the Family Channel and "Ticket to Adventure with Kim Alexis" on the Travel Channel. Most recently she guest starred in the hit television show, "Hope and Gloria."
Kim and her husband Ron Duguay, a former NHL player, live in Southern California with their five children.
"I think that our whole country needs to have more love and compassion for all children. All life is valuable and a gift from God. Pregnancy is not something that "just happens." Pregnancy is a gift from God. I think it is God telling us "OK, you are responsible enough to raise this new young life that I, God, am going to give you." And for people who can't conceive children, God may be asking you for an even more generous response -- to adopt and raise a child."
Susan B. Anthony, abolitionist and early leader of the women's suffrage movement, opposed abortion, said in 1889: "Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them."
Joan Andrews is the pro-life activist, whose two-year stay in a Florida prison, pricked the conscience of the American pro-life movement and helped to trigger the series of blockades at abortion clinics staged by Operation Rescue in the late 1980s. Joan was placed in solitary confinement for months at a time during her stay in the Florida prison. She later married Christopher Bell and became the mother of several children, one of them a severly handicapped boy whom the Bells adoped.
After her two-year stay in the Florida prison, she was brought to Pittsburgh in 1988 to serve a jail sentence for an incident in 1985. Her case came before Judge Novak, who sentenced her to 3 years probation. However, she refused to accept the terms of probation (which included a promise not to participate in pro-life blockades) and appealed the case. He put out a warrant for her arrest. Unaware of the warrant, Joan went about her life. She was arrested in 1997 and jailed again. Christopher Bell described his wife as a "political prisoner."
Joan Appleton is a registered nurse and until the autumn of 1989 was the head nurse of Commonwealth Women's Clinic, abortions centre in Washington, DC area. She was also active in NOW (National Organisation for Women). She currently works for Pro-Life Action Ministries, St. Paul, Min, as a speaker and writer. She has testified before the Minnesota legislature and the US senate on behalf of the pro-life movement. Joan is actively developing the first fellowship in America for former abortion providers. The group is known as "The Society of Centurions in America."
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in early 2011, teen idol Justin Bieber revealed that he shares something in common with a growing number of young people in the United States - he is pro-life.
"I really don't believe in abortion," Bieber told contributing editor Vanessa Grigoriadis. "It's like killing a baby?" When pressed as to whether he opposes abortion in the case of rape, the young singer replied, "Um. Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don't know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."
Mark is a former abortion clinic guard who believed that unborn children weren't even human. He was head of security at an abortion clinic in St. Paul's and his job was to prevent pro-life intervention with the clinic's clients.
His tactics were often aggressive and dangerous, because, as Mark said "If the women changed their mind that would mean a loss of business." He began to doubt his beliefs when he carried the body of an aborted baby for disposal, its mouth open from screaming. Now, he counsels women outside the same clinic in an effort to save them and their children from abortion. He reveals the seedy and brutal truth inside the abortion industry.
Actor Jim Caviezel, who is best known for portraying Jesus Christ in the "Passion of the Christ" film, said in an interview in December 2010, that he regards abortion as "the greatest moral defect of the western world."
Caviezel added, "abortion goes much further: when the mother herself kills her son she goes against her own nature, against her own instinct. People talk about 'choice', but when a woman does that, when she destroys the life of her unborn child, then we have arrived at the limit. The level cannot go higher regarding evil."
"In the United States, there have been 50 million abortions since 1973," said the actor, observing that the number is equal to the total number of deaths in World War II, and "one-fifth of our population."
"The demographic triangle is being inverted. The base keeps shrinking, until there aren't young people to maintain the population. So, what happens? The next stage is the so-called 'right to die,' euthanasia," he said.
He concluded, "I do not love my career so much as to remain silent against abortion. I am in favour of helping women, but I do not see any way in which abortion helps them. I defend all and each one of those unborn babies."
Caviezel, a committed Catholic who has starred in numerous major motion pictures, has been led by his pro-life convictions to adopt two handicapped Chinese children. His role in the Passion of the Christ has earned him worldwide acclaim.
Campaign Life Coalition is the political wing of the pro-life movement in Canada. We are working to restore the right to life, from conception to natural death, at all levels of government - federal, provincial, and municipal. We support any legislative measure to end anti-life practices, either directly or indirectly, on the condition such a measure does not compromise our basic pro-life beliefs. We defend the sanctity of human life against threats posed by abortion, euthanasia, doctor-assisted suicide, reproductive and genetic technologies, cloning, infanticide, eugenics, population control, and threats to the family.
We are a grassroots movement. We come from all walks of life and different faiths; and each of us contributes spiritual support, financial assistance, or political activism, according to our individual strengths, and the needs of the movement. We have local and provincial offices across the country, a national office in Toronto, and a special federal lobby office in Ottawa.
Campaign Life Coalition
104 Bond St, Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M5B 1X9, Canada
Phone 1-800-730-5358, (416) 204-9749
Actress, Margaret Colin, has appeared in Three Men and a Baby and the sci-fi blockbuster, Independence Day, and on TV in Chicago Hope, Now and Again and Madigan Men. A pro-life activist since her teens , Margaret credits her parents with empowering her and her siblings to promote pro-life values. At a Congressional Briefing in Washington DC on July 17, 2002, Margaret spoke about abortion. Following are excerpts:
"We marched here to support all women and to protest the violence against them, legislated by Roe v. Wade. And while many will remember the 40 million [aborted] American children that were never born, I want us to also remember the 25 million women and girls in America today who have personally experienced an abortion."
"And we remember the women who have been rendered infertile or died from legal but lethal abortions…This is violence against women…This is the failure of our American society to help and protect women."
"The 1970's women's movement robbed us of our political birthright by changing the feminist platform to support abortion…Abortion hasn't fixed the litany of problems that women were promised would be resolved." Colin encourages others to defend the unborn, "You have to be brave -- the one who speaks out for a baby so she or he can come into this life."
Irene Van Der Wende is the National Coordinator for Silent No More in Holland and an ambassador for the unborn. Irene's testimony is the driving force behind her involvement in the pro-life movement and Silent No More, which is a support group for women who have had abortions.
Irene was raped and then aborted her own child. She says the abortion had a devastating impact on her, and she then discovered that she herself been conceived in rape. Although she was conceived in violence, Irene is grateful that her mother let her live.
Irene said, "I find it cruel, hateful, and discriminatory that we condemn innocent babies of rape to death, simply because of how these babies are conceived." Regarding her abortion, she now says, "If I had known the truth, I would never have been able to do it (had the abortion)."
Irene Van Der Wende is now a passionate ambassador for the unborn and international speaker. She has shares her testimony as a rape victim, as a woman who had an abortion, as a woman who regrets her abortion, and how she herself was conceived in rape and thankfully her mother chose life.
Established in 1972, Feminists for Life is a non-sectarian, nonpartisan, grassroots organisation that seeks equality for all human beings and champions the needs of women. FFL's efforts focus on facilitating practical resources and support for women in need, as well as sharing our 200-year-old pro-woman, pro-life legacy. Feminists for Life is a member of the 1.3million member National Women's Coalition for Life, the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty, the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, and the Seamless Garment Network.
Feminists for Life
733 15th St. NW. Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005, USA
Phone : (202) 737-3352
Web : www.feministsforlife.org