Live Action in the News

Coverage from past years:

 

The following is a sample of some of the media coverage of the projects and outreach of Live Action.

2014

March

03-30 VIDEO: Pro-life advocate Lila Rose: ‘There is a natural law out there that is higher than government’
Ginni Thomas, The Daily Caller
“Rose’s work calls out the lucrative, powerful, political, unregulated industry of abortion-profiteers who work against any restrictions on abortions, including sex selection abortions or protecting survivors of a botched abortion.”

03-29 VIDEO: Can Republicans win the War on Women?
Ginni Thomas, The Daily Caller
“Rose urged Republican candidates to confront “War on Women” rhetoric as they encounter it on the campaign trail.”

03-27 Nancy Pelosi receives award named after Planned Parenthood founder and eugenicist Margaret Sanger
Ashe Schow, The Washington Examiner
“But if you know Sanger’s history with eugenics – the belief that the human species can be improved by controlling who breeds – gives the award a very dark shadow.”

03-27 Pro-lifers decry Planned Parenthood’s ‘Eugenics Award’
Caroline May, The Daily Caller
“’Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, sought the elimination of “human weeds” and those “unfit” to “breed,” including African-Americans and the disabled,’ Live Action president Lila Rose said Thursday.”

03-27 Nancy Pelosi Receives Planned Parenthood’s Highest Honor
Cortney O’Brien, Townhall
“Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a champion of eugenics – the inhumane practice of ‘improving the quality of the human species by discouraging the reproduction of persons with undesirable traits.’”

03-26 Women rally outside Supreme Court for religious liberty
Adelaide Mena, Catholic News Agency
“Lila Rose, president of Live Action, argued that ‘fertility first of all is not a sickness or a disease, pregnancy is not something that needs to be medicated, and abortion certainly is not health care[.]‘”

03-24 Aborted and Miscarried Baby Remains Used to Power British Hospitals
Morgan Lee, The Christian Post
“There’s really not that much more to say about this than ‘Soylent Green is people.’”

03-23 Pro-Life Activist: Abortion Industry Hurts, Not Empowers, Women
Alissa Tabirian, The Foundry
“In a speech challenging the abortion industry and its portrayals in today’s mainstream culture, pro-life activist Lila Rose, president of Live Action, criticized the ‘system’ that has been ‘set up against women, not to empower us but to hurt us.’”

03-19 VIDEO: Live Action communications director Drew Belsky on EWTN News Nightly
Brian Patrick, EWTN News Nightly
“The big difference between what Live Action does on our social media channels and what the Obama administration is doing is that we employ the truth.”

03-13 Taking a Back Seat at CPAC
John Murdock, First Things
“Maggen Stone of Live Action noted a number of visitors were pleasantly surprised to see their booth but were upset at the lack of pro-life programming.”

03-06 VIDEO: Lila Rose Interview with Ed Morrissey at CPAC
Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
“Well, I’m just glad they let me in, and that I’m allowed to walk around!”

03-06 VIDEO: Lila Rose Interview from CPAC on Sun News
Brian Lilley, Sun News
“Our abortionists in the U.S. have built this little team. And they’re glamorizing it.”

03-02 Planned Parenthood President: ‘When Life Begins’ Not ‘Relevant’
Logan Churchwell, Breitbart
“[Live Action President Lila] Rose continued to criticize the propriety of entities organizing “campaign offensives” while still receiving public funds.”

February

02-28 Wendy Davis’ abortion advocacy threatens Texas babies and mothers
Lila Rose, The Washington Times
“Here is what the mainstream media, the Democratic Party and the rest of Ms. Davis’ supporters truly are desperate not to talk about[.]“

02-28 Planned Parenthood plots largest ever campaign blitz in 2014
FoxNews.com
“Lila Rose, president and founder of anti-abortion group Live Action, said Planned Parenthood’s plans to spend millions on the elections should fuel calls to strip taxpayer funding for the group.”

02-19 I Won’t Be Ordering Girl Scout Cookies This Year
Todd Starnes, Fox News Radio
“Lila Rose, the president of Live Action, is one of the nation’s leading pro-life voices. She urged parents to consider healthy, wholesome alternatives.”

02-19 VIDEO: Pro-Life Prodigy Battles to Save ‘Culture of Life’
David Brody, CBN News
“Lila Rose, president of Live Action, has become an emerging force in the pro-life movement at only 25 years old.”

02-14 Planned Parenthood is pushing the perfect Valentine’s Day gift: ‘legal abortion’
The Washington Times
“Lila Rose, president of Live Action, was also astonished that the “antithesis of love” would be listed as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.”

02-14 Planned Parenthood: ‘Will You Be My Birth Control?’
Michael W. Chapman, CNS News
“At the bottom of the image it says, ‘Happy Valentines from Planned Parenthood.’”

02-05 Is the Decrease in Abortions Really Due to Contraception?
Dustin Siggins, Aleteia
“First, in looking at the Guttmacher study, Libby Barnes of Live Action pointed out that while the study’s authors ‘conjectured a link between the increased use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) and a lower abortion rate, [they] … never attempted to test for one.’”

January

01-31 Super Bowl a ‘sex-trafficking magnet’ but entertainment world silent about abuse of women
Lila Rose, Fox News
“Someone should sing about that.”

01-31 Pro-Life Leaders Slam Nets on March for Life Coverage
Katie Yoder, Newsbusters
“Live Action President Lila Rose noted the irony. ‘The pro-abortion mainstream media, looking for a ‘human interest’ story, breathlessly focuses its cameras on a panda,’ she said, ‘while ignoring hundreds of thousands of actual humans marching for millions more precious humans in the womb.’”

01-29 National Pro-Life Groups Join Girl Scout Boycott
Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart
“‘As long as GSUSA stands side-by-side with Planned Parenthood, it endorses and enables these horrific practices,’ Rose added.”

01-23 Pro-Life Lila Rose Takes on NARAL President on Crossfire Over Abortion
Katie Pavlich, Townhall
“When Rose started to discuss fetal development in the earliest stages of life, including a heart beat at 3 and a half weeks in some cases, guest host Sally Kohn quickly stopped her by saying, ‘We aren’t going to get into that now.’”

01-22 VIDEO: Lila Rose debates NARAL President Ilyse Hogue on CNN’s Crossfire

01-22 VIDEO: Live Action’s Lila Rose sits with Colleen Carroll Campbell

01-22 March for Life Attendees Expect 2014 to Be Huge Year for Life Movement
Austin Ruse, Breitbart
“’A little chilly for them? It is harder to fight for the dismemberment of children than it is to fight for their lives,’ said the robustly confident … Lila Rose, president of Live Action, the group that carries out undercover investigations of abortion facilities.”

01-22 Meet the 2 Local Women Behind Anti-Abortion Movement
Holly E. Thomas, Refinery29
“Lila Rose and Kristan Hawkins are in their twenties, educated, and passionate in their mission to abolish abortion.”

01-22 NARAL President Slams Pro-Lifers, March for Life, Props up Wendy Davis
Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart
“As Lila Rose, president of Live Action, told Breitbart News from the 2014 March for Life: ‘The pro-abortion mainstream media, who will tape a dozen abortion advocates on a street corner, somehow misses hundreds of thousands speaking out, every year, for those who have no voice.’”

01-22 ‘Hunters for Life,’ People Conceived by Rape, Lila Rose: Photos from the March for Life
Allie Jones, The Wire
“Live Action President and anti-abortion celebrity Lila Rose (the woman behind those Planned Parenthood “gotcha” videos) made a brave appearance sans gloves. (It’s currently 16 degrees in D.C.)”

01-22 Intense Debate Erupts on Crossfire: ‘An Abortion Doesn’t Un-Rape a Woman’
Matt Willstein, Mediaite
“’An abortion just adds more violence on top of that first violence that she endured.’”

01-22 GOP must continue to push against abortion
Ashley McGuire and Lila Rose, USA Today
“It has become a sad irony — and injustice, then, that the party responsible for recognizing women’s right to vote is increasingly assaulted with empty rhetoric accusing it of waging a ‘war on women.’”

01-22 Despite Frigid, Bitter Cold Temperatures March for Life to Go On in Washington D.C.
Katie Pavlich, Townhall
“RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Live Action President Lila Rose will be present at today’s events. Last year’s march drew in more than 500,000 people.”

01-22 WashPost Profiles Young ‘Antiabortion’ Women, But Stuffs Story With Pro-Abortion Accusations
Tim Graham, Newsbusters
“But it’s a bit rich for journalists to highlight complaints about ‘deceptive tactics’ and ‘withholding information’ when Rose’s stings have proven that America’s abortion clinics can easily be accused of the same.”

01-21 Two young women drive antiabortion movement’s revival
Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post
“[Lila Rose] is looking to expand her scope and go global with her undercover activism. In the past year, her staff has grown from two to 10.”

01-20 Supreme Court Scrutinizes Massachusetts Buffer Zone at Abortion Facilities
Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register
“McCullen says that her quiet words of advice and support have dissuaded more than 80 women from going through with an abortion, but the buffer zone has made it tough for her to reach even more women.”

01-16 House Judiciary Committee Approves ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’
Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart
“In a press statement, Lila Rose, president of pro-life organization Live Action, praised Rep. Smith for his work in sponsoring the legislation[.]“

01-15 US Supreme Court takes up controversial abortion issue anew
Chantal Valery, Agence France-Presse
“More than four decades after legalizing abortion, the US Supreme Court returns to the hot-button issue Wednesday in a case about the right to protest near clinics that terminate pregnancies.”

01-15 Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis Perform at ‘Night of a Thousand Vaginas’ Abortion Fundraiser; Pro-Life Activists Call It Insult to Women
Tyler O’Neil, The Christian Post
“Rose [attacked] such labels as a denigration to women. ‘Based on their approach, you would think that the pursuit of equality is about reducing women to their reproductive organs[.]‘”

01-15 SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument on Abortion Clinic ‘Buffer Zones’
Cortney O’Brien & Christine Rousselle, Townhall
McCullen v. Coakley is significant in that it involves life and death situations, but Lila Rose, president of the pro-life organization Live Action, pointed out the case in question could also have an impact on the First Amendment[.]“

01-13 Abortion Lobby Tries to Roll Back Pro-Life Victories
Brian Fraga, National Catholic Register
“Rose told the Register that new technology that helps children to survive outside the womb at a younger age is creating a necessary ‘stress test’ to the 24-to-28 week viability standard that the Supreme Court articulated in its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.”

01-10 Lila Rose: A Pro-Life Journey of Hope and Faith
Peter Jesserer Smith, National Catholic Register
“The young pro-life advocate stresses that apparent roadblocks can actually turn out to be stepping stones to deeper faith and greater success in affirming the human dignity of all.”

01-08 Anti-abortion activists rally at state Capitol
Olympia Meola, Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Hundreds of people braved the cold this morning for a rally at the state Capitol featuring Lila Rose, a national anti-abortion figure.”