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February 1 – Special Meeting for All Tennesseans – In-Person or Via Zoom

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Does the news depress you? Do you keep listening, hoping for some good news? I know I do! But what does God say? And how does He want us to respond to the news?

 

Mario Diaz, Esq.On Wednesday, February 1, Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Johnson City Prayer/Action Chapter is hosting a special meeting open to all Tennesseans to help answer those questions. CWA’s Legal Counsel, Mario Diaz, Esq., will be our special guest, joining us via Zoom. He will teach us how to process the news and pray in the light of the scriptures. He will guide us on how to direct our emotions, take targeted action, and be at rest knowing that our God is doing something! If there is ever a day when we need this teaching, it is now.  

 

I hope you will be able to attend in person or via Zoom. You will be encouraged!

 

Here are the details:

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m. EST (please plan to arrive by 10:45 a.m.)

 

In-Person Location Option: Johnson City. The location of the meeting will be provided upon receipt of your RSVP. RSVP me at [email protected]  or 413-218-3987.

RSVP Deadline: Friday, January 29.

 

Remote Option: Zoom. Register in advance if interested. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Make plans now to attend, and be sure to invite some friends!

 

In His service,

 

Sally Imhoff

Johnson City Prayer/Action Chapter Leader

Concerned Women for America

[email protected]

Isaiah 9

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Isaiah 9: 1-7

 

Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed,
As when at first He lightly esteemed
The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
And afterward more heavily oppressed her,
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,
In Galilee of the Gentiles.

The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.

 

You have multiplied the nation
And increased its joy;
They rejoice before You
According to the joy of harvest,
As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

 

For You have broken the yoke of his burden
And the staff of his shoulder,
The rod of his oppressor,
As in the day of Midian.

 

For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle,
And garments rolled in blood,
Will be used for burning and fuel [c]of fire.

 

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 

Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Georgians: Join us with our ground game

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A lot is riding on the December 6 run-off race between Democrat candidate Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican candidate Herschel Walker: life, family, parental rights, safety, finances, and so much more! That is why Concerned Women for America (CWA) is committed to joining our allies in the state and helping get out the vote.

 

We would love for you to join our canvassing team in the metro-Atlanta area. Click here to sign up, and we will follow up with our meet-up locations depending on the day you are going with us.

 

Important election information:

November 7: Last day to register to vote

Monday, November 28: Early voting begins, and requests for absentee ballots

Friday, December 2: Early voting ends

December 6: Election Day:

 

Georgia Election 2022 (Run-off) Voter Information

Seven Days of Prayer for the Election – Day 7

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When we pray, God moves!
Join us for seven critical days of prayer before Election Day.

 

Concerned Women for America was founded on prayer and action. It is an honor to have you join us as we battle for America on our knees. The following is our prayer for the day. It is in no way exhaustive. Please feel free to add to it on your own. You can download the seven-day prayer guide here.


Day #7 – Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Today is a critical day in America. Voters go to the polls to elect U.S Senators, Representatives, and other important down-ballot races. Many states will also be voting on statewide ballot measures that fall under CWA’s seven core issues. Throughout the day, would you please pray for the following:

 
Pray for God’s hedge of protection over our nation, even during the election.
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. Psalm 91:9-12

 
Pray that the election process—personnel and voting equipment—will perform with honesty and integrity.
Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales and honest weights … Leviticus 19:35-36

 
Pray that God’s will be done, our nation be blessed with Godly and principled leaders, and His name be glorified.
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Romans 13:1

 
Our votes and prayers do matter. Please do both today!

Seven Days of Prayer for the Election – Day 6

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When we pray, God moves!
Join us for seven critical days of prayer before Election Day.

 

Concerned Women for America was founded on prayer and action. It is an honor to have you join us as we battle for America on our knees. The following is our prayer for the day. It is in no way exhaustive. Please feel free to add to it on your own. You can download the seven-day prayer guide here.


Day #6 – Monday, November 7
When the ancient Israelites entered the Promised Land, their first obstacle was the great walled city of Jericho. As Joshua and the men prepared to conquer the city, God gave them a clear battle strategy. They were to walk around the great city once a day for six days without speaking one word. On the final day, they silently circled the city seven times. What went through the minds of these untrained warriors as they only heard the tramping feet of their fellow countrymen? Did they hear taunts from above as Jericho citizens jeered? They saw the great wall up close. Did they tremble in fear at the overwhelming size of this fortress city? Did they feel outnumbered and unprepared? How many realized that their only hope for victory would be from God? During the silent trek, how many called out to God in prayer? How many asked Him to do the impossible?

 

Today, we need God to do the impossible for us. We, too, have the opportunity to call out to Him and ask Him to give us a fair election. May He crumble our opponents like He crumbled the walls of Jericho!

 

Here’s a simple strategy: on the evening of November 6 (preferably before dark), go to your local polling precinct. Take a few like-minded friends and march around the building or grounds. Pray out loud or silently, asking God to make sure no fraud will succeed in the precinct the next day. Pray for only a fair vote to come from the precinct. Below are a few requests in addition to the Confession and Praise from the previous page. Please feel free to add whatever God lays on your heart. (If you can’t make it to your polling place the night before, please pray about these candidates at a convenient time as often as you can.)

 

Requests:
Dear Heavenly Father, we lift up this polling place. We pray there will be no tampering with machines, ballots or any confusion causing voters to mis-vote. We pray any attempts at fraud would fail and/or be caught. We ask that all ballots cast would be fair ballots. Help voters not to be deceived but to see the whole truth.

 

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen

Seven Days of Prayer for the Election – Day 5

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When we pray, God moves!
Join us for seven critical days of prayer before Election Day.

 

Concerned Women for America was founded on prayer and action. It is an honor to have you join us as we battle for America on our knees. The following is our prayer for the day. It is in no way exhaustive. Please feel free to add to it on your own. You can download the seven-day prayer guide here.


Day #5 – Sunday, November 6, 2022
Pray that our leaders will always pursue righteousness.
 
Lord, may our leaders strive to be righteous;
May they see and seek Your Truth above all.
May they lead with fear and humility.
Help us to hold them accountable
To Your high standards.
 
Psalm 58:11 – “And men will say, ‘Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely there is a God who judges on earth!’”
 
Pray that we will vote wisely and seek the Lord in our decision-making.
Grant us wisdom; grant us discernment.
Grant it to our leaders on every level,
And help us to live out our motto,
Trusting You — Who rules in the affairs of men.
 
Proverbs 18:15 – “The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.”

Seven Days of Prayer for the Election – Day 4

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When we pray, God moves!
Join us for seven critical days of prayer before Election Day.

 

Concerned Women for America was founded on prayer and action. It is an honor to have you join us as we battle for America on our knees. The following is our prayer for the day. It is in no way exhaustive. Please feel free to add to it on your own. You can download the seven-day prayer guide here.


Day #4 – Saturday, November 5, 2022
 
Pray for the Holy Spirit to intercede on our behalf.
Lord, in a time of chaos and turmoil,
When words seem insufficient,
Draw us to our knees.
Give us the words to say.
Through the Spirit’s groanings,
Hear the petitions we cannot speak.
Lord, help us to see the world through your eyes so we may greater understand your mercy and grace.
 
Romans 8:26 – “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”
 
Pray that we will trust only in the Lord.
While we live, we shall praise You, Lord.
Blessed are the people who put their trust
Not in the might of their armies or political prowess,
But who put their trust in You, the Great I Am.
 
Isaiah 26: 3-4 – “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.”

Seven Days of Prayer for the Election – Day 3

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When we pray, God moves!
Join us for seven critical days of prayer before Election Day.

 

Concerned Women for America was founded on prayer and action. It is an honor to have you join us as we battle for America on our knees. The following is our prayer for the day. It is in no way exhaustive. Please feel free to add to it on your own. You can download the seven-day prayer guide here.


Day #3 – Friday, November 4, 2022
 
Pray that we, as Christian citizens, would be good stewards of the responsibilities we have been given.
We pray for wisdom beyond cynicism.
We pray for eyes to see beyond insincere speeches.
May we look to You for guidance and
Look for men of integrity and character.
 
James 1:5 – “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
 
Pray that God’s people, His church, will persevere in proclaiming His Truth.
We pray that we may represent
Your grace and transforming power in our lives.
We pray for humility, kindness, perseverance,
And boldness, with longsuffering.
 
Ephesians 6:19 – “And pray on my behalf that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.”

Seven Days of Prayer for the Election – Day 2

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When we pray, God moves!
Join us for seven critical days of prayer before Election Day.

 

Concerned Women for America was founded on prayer and action. It is an honor to have you join us as we battle for America on our knees. The following is our prayer for the day. It is in no way exhaustive. Please feel free to add to it on your own. You can download the seven-day prayer guide here.


Day #2 – Thursday, November 3, 2022
 
Please pray today that we would seek after righteousness in our nation.
Lord, help us to seek after righteousness,
Justice, and all that is good and true.

Psalm 23:3 – “He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name sake.”
 
Pray that as a nation we would love and worship God.
Teach us to love You, Lord —
To obey You,
To honor You;
Teach us to worship You.

II Corinthians 5:14 – “For the love of Christ controls us.”

Seven Days of Prayer for the Election – Day 1

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When we pray, God moves!
Join us for seven critical days of prayer before Election Day.

 

Day #1 – Wednesday, November 2

 

Pray for healing and unity in our nation. 
Holy Father, we humbly ask you to heal the hurt in our nation,
Bridge the divide that continues to grow.
Help us to recognize our need for you – our deep sickness from sin.
Help each of us to be a bandage in our communities through sharing your love.
 
Mark 3:24 – “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.”

 

Pray for humility and repentance.
Heavenly Father, turn our eyes inward, and open our eyes to our wrongdoings.
Draw this nation back to You, that we may bring honor to Your name.
 
2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

 

Download the Seven-Day Election Prayer Guide.

Live From Texas! National Prayer Roundtables

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No matter what state you live in, we invite you to Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Facebook Live national roundtable prayer events, where we will discuss important issues impacting Americans and then spend time in prayer for the General Election. Each prayer event will be unique, so we invite you to join us for each event.

 
Our next two roundtables will take place in the important state of Texas. We believe that the battle for the soul of America is going to be won on our knees before a sovereign God. Please watch on Facebook and pray with us! Your prayers will make a difference!

 
Saturday, October 29 @ 2:30 p.m. CT [3:30 p.m. ET; 1:30 p.m. MT; 12:30 p.m. PT] – Live from Houston.
This event will be unique. It will be in English and Spanish. Our prayer roundtable guests will include Jenna Ellis, Dr. Alveda King, Sonya Ashton, and our Spanish-speaking staff, Mario Diaz, Esq., and Ana Castillo. Join us live here. Join us on Facebook.

 

Tuesday, November 1 @ 7:00 p.m. CT [8:00 p.m. ET; 5:00 p.m. MT; 4:00 p.m. PT] – Live from Dallas.
CWA’s CEO and President, Penny Nance, will be joined by pro-life activist, author and speaker, Toni McFadden, Carolyn Cline, President of Women’s Health Center, June Hunt, founder of Hope For The Heart, and Young Women for America leader, Tyvery Mack. Join us on Facebook.

 

Our prayers do make a difference. Do not give up hope. Join CWA as we lead the nation in prayer.

National Prayer Roundtable Event-Live from Atlanta

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No matter what state you live in, we invite you to Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Facebook Live national roundtable prayer events, where we will discuss important issues impacting Americans and then spend time in prayer for the General Election. Each prayer event will be unique, so we invite you to join us for each event.

 

We will be live from the battleground state of Georgia. We believe that the battle for the soul of America is going to be won on our knees before a sovereign God. Please watch on Facebook and pray with us! Your prayers will make a difference!

 
Here are the details:
Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern [6:00 p.m. Central; 5:00 p.m. Mountain; 4:00 p.m. Pacific)
Event link: CWA Facebook

 

Join Us! She Prays She Votes National Prayer Roundtable Events

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No matter what state you live in, we invite you to Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Facebook Live national roundtable prayer events, where we will discuss important issues impacting Americans and then spend time in prayer for the General Election. Each prayer event will be unique, so we invite you to join us for each event.

 

Our first two roundtables will be live from the battleground state of Pennsylvania. We believe that the battle for the soul of America is going to be won on our knees before a sovereign God. Please watch on Facebook and pray with us! Your prayers will make a difference!

 

Thursday, October 20 @ 7:00 p.m. EST [6:00 p.m. CST; 5:00 p.m. MT; 4:00 p.m. PT] – Live from Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Joining Penny Nance will be Constitutional Law Attorney and podcaster, Jenna Ellis, Esq., CWA’s Pennsylvania State Director, Dilonna Coran, and Young Women for America National Director Annabelle Rutledge. Facebook Live

 

Our prayers do make a difference. Do not give up hope. Join CWA as we lead the nation in prayer.

Our CWA Role as We Head into Election

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As we approach Election Day 2022, these words that were written ten years ago still ring true today. 

 

Concerned Women for America (CWA) was founded upon the idea that God’s standards needed to be America’s standards. Mrs. LaHaye was concerned that our nation was drifting away from God’s best and decided to take a stand for truth. CWA has been standing for truth since then. Truth cannot be bent, stretched, or gotten around. It stands alone while all else around it shakes and is destroyed. Our politicians were trying to pass the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) to “help” women, but Mrs. LaHaye saw through the veil of deception and reminded America of God’s intended role for women. In the end, truth prevailed, and this amendment was not passed.

 

The role of CWA is to remind, educate, and inspire us to call this nation back to Biblical principles. What happens in the public sector (public policy) affects us all. We want our laws to protect the freedoms we have in Jesus Christ. We want our laws to honor God. We want our elected officials to be full of the fear of the Lord because that is where wisdom is found. In every branch of government at every level God’s truth needs to be respected. Where this is not happening, CWA needs to be there to call to account those responsible. That is the work of CWA. We watch what is happening in the public square and strive to be an influence for good, for Godly standards and truth.

 

It sounds like a tall order, but rest assured you are not alone. The power of God’s Spirit in you will cause you to be gentle, articulate, and kind, as well as assertive, bold, and uncompromising on truth. You will be respected as you engage others on the issues because of the power of the Spirit poured upon you through prayer. Prayer must always precede action, but action must always follow prayer. These are the tools CWA employs to earn the “lady-like,” professional reputation we enjoy as an organization. You are able because our God is able! Now get out there and make a difference.

 

This article by CWA’s former North Texas Director Kia Mutranowski appeared in the January 2012 CWA of Texas Newsletter

Why You Should Vote – The State of the Nation

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A Note from Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America

 

As a mom, I can’t help but be concerned about our state and our nation’s future as I watch the massive leadership failures we have witnessed in recent years.

 

Current radically liberal leadership has failed us and is putting our families at risk. We are not safe.

 

Our children are not safe in our classrooms. Instead, they are targeted for indoctrination by those pushing radical race and gender-based theories that shame them for the way they were created.

 

Our economic future is not safe. Radical policies are crushing our bottom line. Everything from gas prices to the cost of meat in the supermarket —not to mention other necessities like healthcare and transportation— is skyrocketing with many red flags on the horizon.

 

Our streets are not safe. Crime is at an all-time high even as the Left calls for defunding the police.

 

Children in the womb are certainly not safe. While the Dobbs decision opened the door for states to put restrictions on abortion, some states have moved in the opposite direction and are making an industry of providing abortions.   

 

Our military is becoming a social experiment with a “woke” philosophy guiding military decision-making and leadership.  After so many of our veterans and their families made great sacrifices in service to our nation, it is hard to see our military being weakened by these philosophies.

 

This is why CWA will be traveling around our great nation, engaging our communities in a time of prayer for the upcoming election.  We will keep you informed about important election dates and will provide you with information that we pray will be helpful to you and your family and friends as you make your decisions about voting.  Watch for our emails and pass them on to others. 

 

Vote knowledgeably,

Penny Nance

Voting Is Every Citizen’s Duty

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Voting Is Every Citizen's Duty

Constitution of the United States, Fifteenth Amendment, Section 1 – 1870
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged … on the account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
 
Constitution of the United States, Nineteenth Amendment, Section 1 – 1920
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged … on the account of sex. 
 
The right to vote has been important in the history of our nation. Battles were fought and waged for many years across this country to provide EVERYONE the right to vote. 
– Listen to some voices from the past –

Civil Rights slogan: 
“One man, one vote”
 
Susan B. Anthony, social reformer and women’s rights activist,
speech before her trial for voting – 1873

“Here, in the first paragraph of the Declaration [of Independence], is the assertion of the natural right of all to the ballot, for how can ‘the consent of the governed” be given, if the right to vote be denied?”
 
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States,
Speech at Bloomington, Illinois – 1856

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States
“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

Concerned Women for America has prepared resources to help you be a part of getting people registered to vote. Download these resources and use them in your church and community.
 
Be an informed voter by knowing your state’s election laws,  reviewing CWALAC’s Congressional Scorecard for the 117th Congress-First Session, and checking how the candidates in your state are rated using iVoterGuide.

CWA Launches She Prays, She Votes 2022

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“Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.” Nehemiah 4:14

Remember the Lord Who is great and awesome … This is the Lord Who moves the hearts of the king like rivers of water. He is the One in absolute control. There is nothing better that we can do for this nation than to pray. When we pray, God’s Spirit moves across the land.

And fight … What does the “fight” look like?

  • The fight is you studying the candidates and then going to vote for the ones who reflect your values.
  • The fight is you driving an elderly friend or neighbor to the polls to vote.
  • The fight is you volunteering to be a poll worker or poll watcher.
  • The fight is you taking care of your young friends’ children, so they can go vote.
  • The fight is you volunteering to make phone calls on behalf of that candidate who shares your values.
  • The fight is you on your knees before the God Who places all people in positions of authority.
  • The fight is you beseeching God for our nation and our nation’s leaders.

In the time between now and Election Day, Concerned Women for America is going to provide you with resources to help you engage in the fight. Over the next few weeks, we will be providing you with information that will be helpful in getting yourself and others registered to vote.

We encourage you to read each of our emails for She Votes, She Prays 2022. They will share new information about how you can remember “the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.” Nehemiah 4:14

Arizona: Help Us Ensure Election Integrity in 2022

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The 2022 elections are upon us, and we need your help to ensure that every eligible vote counts in Arizona! Here are ways to engage:

  1. Serve as poll workers. Poll worker hiring is done at the county level. Click here for 2022 County Poll Worker Information. Use can also use the poll worker lookup toolto find information on being a poll worker in your community, including requirements, hours, pay, training, and more.
  2. Serve as poll challengers and watchers during early voting and on Election Day. Click here for poll watcher qualifications by state and here for laws governing observers by state.
  3. Ensure Arizonans are registered to vote. We have made it easy for you. Download our Conducting a Voter Registration Drive: Instructions and helpful tips.
  4. Be an informed voter by checking out CWALAC Congressional Scorecard for the 114th Congress-First Sessionand iVoterGuide.

 

Other helpful links:

 

Election Dates

General Election
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 – Deadline for voter registration
Wednesday, October 12 – Early voting beings/ballots mailed if requested
Friday, October 28 – Deadline to request ballot-by-mail
November 8, 2022 – Election Date

CWA Responds to The Passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski

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“We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana) and her two staff members. We were blessed to hear from Rep. Walorski in Indiana along our Women for Amy bus tour. Her heart for the Lord and for the people she served will not be forgotten.

 

“Please join us in lifting up the family members and friends of Rep. Walorski and her staff members.”

 

Penny Nance
CEO and President
Concerned Women for America

Baby in womb

Nance Responds to Kansas Anti-Abortion Amendment Defeat

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Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President, had this to say concerning the defeat of the Kansas Value Them Both amendment:

 

“The disappointing results on the Kansas pro-life amendment will serve as a great motivator for the pro-life movement going forward. It reveals what we already knew: we have much work to do to promote a culture of love and life in every state. 

“The good news is that we are free to do that work with the Supreme Court out of the way unconstitutionally mandating what every state must do. We embrace the opportunity to do the hard work necessary to change hearts and minds— however long it takes. But, we must do better to counter the lies of abortion extremists and to be strategic in our education and outreach. 

“This is the democratic process at work. The battle to protect human life at all stages continues. We are confident in our position to achieve ultimate victory.”