Standing for Life

On the Feb. 11 Focus on the Family radio broadcast, Jim Daly, Dr. Juli Slattery and John Fuller discuss the disturbing stories about Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic in Philadelphia. They also talk about Focus’ commitment to upholding the sanctity of human life, and encourage listeners to stand firm for life in the public square.

Jim Daly calls it his least favorite broadcast — and the most important.

Listen here, or buy the CD here.

Kermit Gosnell has been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, infanticide and performing illegal late-term abortions. The grand jury said at least seven babies were killed after surviving abortions.

Kermit GosnellRead the grand jury report here. It may take a minute to download. (Caution: graphic content.)

Blog: Focus President Jim Daly calls the atrocities in Philadelphia “evil on parade.”

Kermit Gosnell also is under investigation in Delaware.

Blog: How Roe and Doe led to the horror in Philadelphia.

Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia clinic.

Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia clinic.

For more than 15 years, Pennsylvania has failed to inspect abortion clinics.

Prosecutors say the state could have closed the clinic years ago.

Blog: Jim Daly says abortion is anything but “safe, legal and rare.”

Archdiocese collects donations to bury babies killed at abortion clinic.

Ridge & Rendell implicated in Philly abortion scandal?

State officials who ignored abortion clinic horrors charge lawyers to taxpayers.

Planned Parenthood is under fire after several undercover videos released by Live Action appear to show abortion clinic employees supporting sex trafficking and underage abortions. Planed Parenthood

(Scroll down to watch the first two videos. You can watch the rest here.)

The mainstream media, which often defend abortion-rights activists, were forced to cover the first shocking video. The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, CBS News, ABC News, MSNBC, NPR and Reuters all mentioned the video. The story even made it into the Daily Mail in the U.K.

Planned Parenthood called the first video a “hoax.” However, the New Jersey clinic manager, who is identified in the video as Amy Woodruff, was fired Feb. 1.

Please sign our petition calling on Congress to “Remember the Family” and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood. The nation’s largest abortion seller received $363 million in government funding during fiscal year 2008.

Also, please ask your U.S. representative to defund Planned Parenthood.

Learn about the pro-life laws and legislative priorities in your state.

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If you know of legal or health violations at an abortion clinic in your area, first file a complaint with your state health department. The local district attorney’s office is the next step. You can follow up with a pro-life lawmaker in your state.

In New York City, 40 percent of pregnancies end in abortion.

Delaware has the highest abortion rate in the country.

If you or someone you know is facing an unplanned pregnancy, Focus on the Family has care specialists, referral assistants and counselors who are available to talk with you. They will provide information and encouragement, suggest resources, give referrals and pray with you. Call (800) 232-6459 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m – 8 p.m. Mountain time, or contact us through our online form or by mail.

If you’re considering creating an adoption plan, you can learn more about families that are waiting to adopt. (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)

An estimated 48 million preborn babies have been aborted since 1973. In his Stoplight® video commentary below, Stuart Shepard explains what 48 million looks like.