Washington, D.C. (29 July 2009) – American Life League welcomed its 100th Associate group this week – an organization inspired to take the name “Baby Steps” after viewing ALL’s guided DVD tour of a baby’s development in utero via 4D ultrasound.
Baby Steps joins the ALL Associate Program which has grown, in the past five years, from just 29 to 100 groups (and counting!) in over half of the states in the nation, plus associated groups in Canada and Africa.
“As the personhood movement gains momentum around the country, more and more grassroots organizations are ready to fight for human rights for all human beings,” said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. “After 36 years of legalized murder in this country, the grassroots are shouting, ‘No more!’ And ALL’s Associate Program provides a community dedicated to the same mission – personhood.”
The new group, Baby Steps, based in Carbondale, Co., one of the most pro-abortion areas of the state, is a collaboration between members of two Roman Catholic parishes – St. Vincent and St. Mary of the Crown. The group is dedicated to supporting personhood through the needs of men and women in crisis pregnancies with everyday help, prayer, education and activism.
“Our goal is to teach personhood,” said Bonnie Kowar, cofounder of Baby Steps. “Our feeling is that once the Holy Spirit helps create the understanding of personhood in one’s heart, the rest of the truths will follow.”
“Real cultural change happens and lives are saved at the grassroots level,” Brown said. “We are so excited to work with Baby Steps and our 99 other Associates working around the clock to defeat what Pope John Paul II named the culture of death.”
According to Fr. Saenz, chaplain of Baby Steps, this new collaboration means their best efforts are yet to come. “American Life League is the nation’s premier organization working to end abortion and establish a true Culture of Life in our country. We are excited to join their nationwide family and look forward to working with them for a very long time to come,” said Fr. Saenz.
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
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