Pro-choice Activists Needed!!
- The anti-choice brigade is invading our city.
They're bringing their troops with them to shut down our clinics.
We're not going to let that happen.
July 10-14 the American Life League is holding their annual conference
"Celebration of Life World Family Conference" at the Superdome &
Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans. Thousands of anti-choice
activists will come
to our city to attend workshops such as:
a.. "Fighting Planned Parenthood"
b.. "Reaching the Abortionists"
c.. "Pro-Life Street Activities"
d.. "Sex Education: Roots of Abortion"
e.. "Sidewalk Counseling"
Our clinics may be used as a training ground for anti-choice
expect an onslaught of protesters at our Planned Parenthood clinic
abortion clinics. We want to be prepared with escorts to help
inside without hassle.
PLEASE VOLUNTEER TO SERVE AS A CLINIC ESCORT
All escorts must go through a training. Please join us for a training
Parenthood's national security staff. Lunch will be provided after
What: Clinic Escort Training
When: Saturday, June 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Planned Parenthood Magazine Street Health Center, 4018
Please RSVP to christina.kucera@... or 504-821-5423, ext. 205
If you would like to volunteer as an escort but cannot attend the
training, would like to help us prepare for the conference, or have
questions or concerns please contact me. Below you will find a
profile on the
American Life League.
American Life League (ALL)
P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555, (540) 659-4171, www.all.org
Annual Income as of January 2001 - $7,273,230
Founded on April 1, 1979, by five families, including that of the
president, Judie Brown. Brown had previously worked for the National
Life Committee (NRLC). When the NRLC president was forced from
organized ALL with the financial support of a contact from NRLC.
Judie Brown, president and founder. A practicing Catholic, she is
Paul A. Brown. They have been involved in the anti-choice movement
ALL is opposed to
c.. comprehensive, medically accurate sexuality education
e.. federal funding for family planning
f.. fetal tissue/stem cell research
h.. international family planning
i.. living wills
j.. organ donation
k.. Planned Parenthood and the International Planned Parenthood
l.. reproductive technology - artificial insemination and in vitro
m.. right to die
n.. welfare reform
a.. abortion bans
b.. abstinence until marriage
d.. Human Life Amendment
e.. natural family planning within marriage
f.. parental notification laws
a.. conventions/meetings - training sessions and seminars
b.. crisis pregnancy counseling/centers
c.. frivolous malpractice ·suits against abortion providers
d.. harassment and intimidation of clinic clients and employees
e.. leafleting students with misinformation and other anti-choice
f.. litigation - ALL challenged the Freedom of Access to Clinic
(FACE) on First Amendment grounds, but lost its suit
h.. outreach programs for youth
i.. prayer and worship demonstrations
j.. campaigns - ALL falsely claims that emergency contraception,
Depo-Provera®, and Norplant® are unsafe abortifacients and abortion
breast cancer and severe psychological trauma
k.. publications - All Good News (bimonthly newsletter), Celebrate
(bimonthly magazine), Communiqué (periodic newsletter)
l.. "sidewalk counseling" - harassment of clients at women's health
clinics speakers' bureau
ALL also has several divisions that work to further their anti-choice
a.. American Bioethics Advisory Commission evaluates biomedical
has deemed invitro fertilization, cloning, and stem cell and fetal
research "unethical" based on anti-choice ideology.
b.. Dentists for Life is a group that mobilizes dentists to fight
continued legalization and availability of abortion. All members vow
at least one protest or other anti-choice activity in their
c.. Rachel's Vineyard is a program that holds retreats for women
and men to
deal with the alleged shame and fear of abortion.
d.. STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood), led by Jim Sedlak, is devoted
opposing the programs, services, and presence of Planned Parenthood in
e.. Why Life? is the youth outreach division of ALL. Some of its
include protesting clinics, disseminating misinformation brochures,
boycotting pro-choice businesses and rock bands. It also includes
Rock for Life,
which uses music and the promotion of anti-choice bands to promote
f.. World Life League, led by Mark DeYoung, which works to limit
access to abortion worldwide by supporting anti-choice organizations
countries and by seeking to influence international policy by
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Wilcox, Derk Arend, ed. (1997). The Right Guide: A Guide to
Right-of-Center Organizations, 3rd ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Economics
Thank you for your commitment to protecting choice.
Director of Public Affairs
Planned Parenthood of Louisiana/Mississippi Delta
2601 Tulane Avenue, Suite 701
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: 504-821-5423, ext. 205