The pro-life movement experienced a milestone year, with huge national victories across the board. From a record number of pro-life legislators elected to Congress to wins protecting the freedom of conscience and pro-life legislation, 2014 was a benchmark year for pro-life. Not all pro-life victories of the past year were front-page news. Like Live Action investigations, some of the biggest pro-life victories happen “undercover.”
Here are nine ways you made a difference with Live Action in 2014!
9) Millions of people saw the ugly truth about abortion.
Live Action’s groundbreaking investigations into the abortion industry shaped the dialogue on abortion. In 2014, Live Action’s “What is Human?” video went viral, obtaining millions of views on Facebook. This exposé, released as part of Live Action’s Inhuman investigation, revealed the ugly truth about late-term abortion through taped, undercover conversations with the abortionists who perform them. “What is Human?” details the abortion industry’s refusal to recognize the humanity of pre-born children, as well as the willingness of abortionists to violently slaughter babies in egregious late-term abortion procedures.
8) The pro-life movement is resonating with Millennials
Pro-life is becoming the social justice movement of this generation. Due to technological advances and the power of media, hearts and minds are changing about abortion. Did you know that most of Live Action’s Facebook audience is under the age of 25, with a sizable number between the ages of 13 and 17? This is Planned Parenthood’s target market. But Live Action is reaching these kids first, and ruining Big Abortion’s chances at hundreds of thousands of potential customers. Live Action’s worldwide media movement is mobilizing this generation as an active voice for life!
7) Planned Parenthood’s legacy of abuse was revealed.
In spring of 2014, Live Action released a report and video detailing six years of investigation into the lies, corruption, and scandal within Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider. Funded heavily by tax dollars, the abortion giant’s legacy is one of putting profit before the health and well-being of women and children. Live Action investigations unearthed numerous violations by Planned Parenthood, including rampant cover-up of sexual abuse, willingness to aid and abet sex-traffickers, readiness to perform infanticide and abortions based on gender and race, and peddling medical misinformation and manipulation.
Live Action sent a report of findings from its six-year investigation into Planned Parenthood to each legislator on Capitol Hill, detailing the troubling abuses that are endemic in the Planned Parenthood corporation. From press conferences exposing abuses within the abortion industry to rallying alongside thousands at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Live Action stood for life in 2014!
6) Pro-lifers across America spread the message in their communities.
The pro-life message is getting into the hands of young people across the United States! Live Action’s free pro-life student magazine, The Advocate, was distributed to 250,000 people in schools and communities across the nation. In fact, The Advocate increased printing and distribution 235 percent in 2014! Founded by Live Action President Lila Rose, The Advocate shares the truth about abortion in a compelling and visually engaging publication.
5) Media couldn’t ignore the reality of the abortion industry.
Live Action’s undercover investigations insisted that the media report on the abuses and scandals blanketing the abortion industry. From local news coverage to CNN, Fox News, and The Blaze, Live Action boldly shared the truth about abortion and the dignity of each human life. In 2014, Live Action made headlines with groundbreaking undercover investigations, bold op-eds, and debates and interviews on national television, radio stations, and publications. Thanks to your support, even the pro-abortion mainstream media has to cover what we’re doing. And the more they cover, the more America sees what an injustice abortion really is.
Lila Rose, president of Live Action, is one of the pro-life movement’s leading influencers. Rose founded Live Action at the age of 15 and has directed numerous groundbreaking investigations into the abortion industry. Rose is a regular guest on The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, The Laura Ingraham Show, and many other national TV and radio programs. Her work has been featured on practically every major news outlet, from CBS to CNN, and from the Los Angeles Times to the Washington Post.
4) Pro-lifers became the media.
While much of mainstream media fails to report the truth about abortion, Live Action’s news arm is boldly sharing the value and dignity of the human person. Live Action News is a leading pro-life publication, reaching hundreds of thousands of readers each week. In 2014, Live Action News reached a record number of readers with informative, hard-hitting pieces related to current events and the sanctity of human life.
3) Pro-lifers shared the beauty of life with their friends.
Good friends share things they like with the people they care about. This year, Live Action’s over 700,000 Facebook fans and over 25,000 Twitter fans engaged friends and family in discussion on the sanctity of life and the atrocity of abortion. Those hundreds of thousands of people are sharing Live Action’s content with others, multiplying the reach of the message into the millions!
2) Parents learned about Planned Parenthood’s dangerous sex advice for kids.
Live Action’s SexEd investigation exposed Planned Parenthood’s dangerous sex advice for children. SexEd revealed Planned Parenthood staffers counseling minors as young as 15 on how to visit porn shops, obtain sex toys – illegal for minors under municipal laws – and experiment with BDSM (bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism). Investigations detailed Planned Parenthood staffers encouraging minors to engage in violent sexual role-play. Planned Parenthood’s promotion of truly frightening pseudo-sexual behavior popularized by the pornographic book series Fifty Shades of Grey is alarming for both parents and children.
1) Planned Parenthood was held accountable.
Live Action’s investigative journalism into the abortion industry sparked national attention. Following the release of Live Action’s SexEd investigation in 2014, Colorado attorney general John Suthers announced that attorneys would review a Live Action undercover video that details a Planned Parenthood clinician coaching an investigator, posing as a 15-year-old, in dangerous sexual activity. Suthers’s announcement came on the heels of a lawsuit filed against Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains for failure to report child sexual abuse. The probe into Planned Parenthood also came in the wake of troubling details highlighted by Live Action’s SexEd investigation.
YOU made it possible!
Your active participation bolstered major pro-life victories this year! From sharing our investigative videos and Live Action News articles to signing Live Action petitions and engaging others in the pro-life movement, your efforts made 2014 incredible. You distributed our pro-life magazine, and you shared the work of Live Action with others. Thank you for your continued investment in the work of Live Action, and for your efforts in upholding LIFE!