By Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director, Students for Life of America
I think many will agree with me that 2011 was a pivotal year for the pro-life movement. Let’s take a moment to look back at some of the hits the abortion industry suffered during 2011:
January 2011: Kermit Gosnel and his staff were indicted on murdering 7 almost-born infants and 1 woman in their horrific abortion facility in Philadelphia. The District Attorney even remarked what we commonly say in the pro-life movement, “the real business of Gosnell’s clinic was not health, but profit.” The controversy was enough to cause Americans, many of whom still call themselves pro-choice, to question what the old-Clinton mantra of “safe, legal, and rare” really means.
January 2011: A youth organization lead by a former SFLA intern, Lila Rose, took their undercover work exposing Planned Parenthood a step further, releasing 7 videos of Planned Parenthood facilities, some that even receive federal taxpayer funding, aiding actors who were posing as human sex traffickers.
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