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Pro-life this Week: June 17, 2022

This week, the Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, released updated abortion statistics

The statistics show that in 2020 abortion violence in the US increased for the first time following a decline that began in the ‘90s. According to the Guttmacher Institute, approximately 930,000 preborn children were killed by abortion violence in the US in 2020, meaning, one in five preborn children were murdered. 

More sobering news from the report shows that the increase in abortion violence was coupled with a 6% decline in births between the years 2017 and 2020. According to the report, while fewer women were getting pregnant, of those who did, a larger number chose to kill their children than in prior years. 

Earlier this year, the Guttmacher Institute announced that in 2020, 54% of all abortion violence was done via chemical abortion (also known as abortion pills). Due to the pandemic and an emergency FDA order, Planned Parenthood is now able to mail anyone in the country abortion pills, so long as they have a tele-medicine appointment. 

This sudden rise in abortions is largely due to the increased access of abortion pills and tele-medicine. What is most frightening is that as we speak, Planned Parenthood is organizing what they call a “spider web” of “patient navigators” to prepare for a post-Roe America. 

According to Reuters, “Regional affiliates of Planned Parenthood said they are hiring more ‘patient navigators,’ a role dedicated to helping women find abortion appointments and secure money to cover medical, travel and childcare costs.”

To clarify, if a woman lives in a state that does not provide easy access to kill her preborn child, Planned Parenthood now has employees set up to do just that. Whether that means mailing her highly dangerous abortion pills or flying her to abortion mecca, California, Planned Parenthood will get the job done. 

Planned Parenthood and abortion violence supporters will stop at nothing to murder preborn children. But we knew this already. 

So, what can we do? 

Now, more than ever, we must work to educate young people on three things: 

  1. The value and dignity of human life.
  2. The respect and love that everyone deserves, especially women.
  3. Life-affirming options exist and so does a community of people waiting to help. 

Never underestimate the power of prayer. American Life League created the Marian Blue Wave program based on that principle. Pray every day for an end to abortion and for the conversion of hearts. 


ALL in the News – STOPP Report Details Abortion Fight; Rita Diller interviews with Driving Home the Faith

Rita Diller, the interim director of STOPP International, was recently interview by Fr. Rob Jack on Sacred Heart Radio’s Driving Home the Faith. Rita introduced herself as the interim director and discussed how her experience will help her make a new future for STOPP. 

The bi-monthly STOPP Report was released this Wednesday. The report featured a new article on the abortion fight by Rita Diller. 

Once a week, ALL’s Celebrate Life Magazine posts an editor’s blog on its website. The content can range from helpful advice to deep dives into current events. This week’s blog discussed Father’s Day and how we should view God as our dad. The article was featured as an exclusive by LifeSiteNews

Every Friday, ALL executive vice president Hugh Brown hosts a talk-radio show on the Radio Maria USA network. The show is a continuance of Jim Sedlak’s Pro-Life Activism from Creation to Death and can be heard live every Friday at noon (ET). Each show features an update on what is happening in the pro-life world and frequently guests will appear on the show to provide first-hand updates and experiences.

Twice a week, Judie’s commentaries are distributed to an expansive media list. The list contains over 100 media outlets, such as Fox News, The Federalist, Breitbart, and The Daily Caller, among others. Judie’s commentaries are each featured on the front page of ALL.org. Each commentary is also featured as a part of Judie’s recurring column on Renew America


Critics accuse US bishops who enforce Canon 915 of “weaponizing the Eucharist.” That is because they put political favorability over protecting human souls. What is the point of the canon if priests are not supposed to enforce it?


Planned Parenthood and abortion violence supporters will stop at nothing to murder preborn children. But we knew this already. 

So, what can we do? 

Now, more than ever, we must work to educate young people on three things: 

  1. The value and dignity of human life.
  2. The respect and love that everyone deserves, especially women.
  3. Life-affirming options exist and so does a community of people waiting to help. 

Never underestimate the power of prayer. American Life League created the Marian Blue Wave program based on that principle. Pray every day for an end to abortion and for the conversion of hearts. 

In the words of St. Padre Pio: “Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”


Despite secular headlines, June is the month devoted to the Sacred Heart. In the middle of this month is the feast of Corpus Christi, a celebration of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Some churches observe the Solemnity with Eucharistic processions, bringing Christ to the community that so desperately needs His presence.  

Below are striking images from around the world of this most solemn feast.