Brown, Judie
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As president and founder of American Life League , Judie Brown focuses on the urgent need for America to restore respect for innocent human beings--in society, in the law and in daily life. American Life League began in 1979. It is the nation's largest grass-roots pro-life educational organization, with more than 300,000 American families supporting its work in prayer and with donations.

Website:http://www.all.org/

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Currently showing only those Articles posted in: 2014

New! God Is Not Welcome Here

Like a small child who tells his parent, "I can do it myself," man has repeatedly pushed God away. We seem to be telling God the same thing, yet it's not just independence we want from Him; it's autonomy and control. We are telling God we have no use for Him any longer. We now see the destruction this causes - in lives, in families, in society. When will it end?

Date posted: 2014-07-27

New! The Not-So-Great British Influence

The lack of respect for life exists not only in America, but in other countries as well. We see this in a recent assisted suicide proposal and in the widespread support for it in England. It seems the culture of death epidemic knows no boundaries.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

New! Humanity of the comatose denied by inhumanity of euthanasia

I was happy to see the pontiff address the derogatory nature of the term "vegetative," and "vegetable," and how some people use these words to cast doubts on the value and personal dignity of people in comatose states.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

New! Modern Day Eugenics

Eugenics is the study of methods to improve the human race by controlling reproduction.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

New! The Time has Come to Admit the Truth

The mantra of today's society tells us to tolerate changes in morality. But when we allow morality to fade, the face of God is obscured and His teachings lost. The result is a society also lost.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

New! Rushing the Innocent to Die

The culture of death is increasingly prevalent in today's society and around the world. It can be seen in the lack of respect and dignity shown for preborn babies, for the sick, and for the dying. But this need not be the case. For those who do not have voices, we must speak. For those who do have voices, we must augment them so they are heard. Life is precious. Life is a gift. It is not for us to take away from anyone.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

New! Supreme Court 'Burwell v. Hobby Lobby' Decision and Lies?

Judie Brown reacts to yesterday's SCOTUS decision and explains the truth about hormonal contraception - a truth that many do not understand. A truth that many do not want to hear.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

New! Wireless Birth Control Is No Fantasy

It seems that organizations are so anxious to provide birth control to women that they are even willing to now use microchips implanted in the human body to dispense it. It may sound crazy or futuristic, but it may become reality. Imagine the implications of doling out a hormone with just a remote control.

Date posted: 2014-07-27

Destroying Innocence One Child at a Time

On a daily basis, we see the innocence of children eroded. Television, Internet articles, and social media combine to allow children to enter a world of sexualization at an earlier age---and adults and parents just seem to accept this. Indeed, even some embrace it and welcome it into their schools and their homes. When will we realize the damage we are doing? When will we say enough is enough?

Date posted: 2014-07-13

Mother Mary: Planned Parenthood's Nemesis

Just as an earthly mother takes care of her children, so does our Blessed Mother. She is there for us in times of sadness, in times of despair, and in times of happiness as well. Her love is unceasing. This is why ALL has asked for her help in saving innocent preborn babies. Peacefully and prayerfully protesting, while asking for the intercession of our Blessed Mother, has borne fruits we never could have imagined.

Date posted: 2014-07-13

Casey Kasem: A Legend Dies a Sad Death

When a family member suffers, or is sick and dying, it is natural to want him to have the best care possible. But we must understand what proper care includes. A recent and tragic example explains why end-of-life care that supports the dignity of Christ's children is of utmost importance

Date posted: 2014-07-13

Tolerance as Moral Principle

It seems to be the mantra of today's society that we are told to be tolerant and to just accept the changes in morality that occur almost daily. Belief in God's commandments is scoffed at. Holding fast to faith is looked down upon. When we allow morality to fade away and tolerance to take over, the face of God is obscured and His teachings lost. The result is a society also lost-a society aching and hurting.

Date posted: 2014-07-13

Stop Big Abortion

Big Abortion flourishes because not all human beings are valued. Big Abortion flourishes because a preborn baby's life is not given the respect it deserves. Today's hedonistic and selfish society cannot seem to grasp the horror that, with every abortion, a preborn baby is slaughtered. Can we combat this? There are ways.

Date posted: 2014-07-13

A Planned Parenthood Parable

Planned Parenthood tries with all its might to persuade people to its side, to lead them to think and believe that there is nothing wrong with aborting a child. The organization has even brought in "clergy" to attempt to justify its own agenda. Planned Parenthood does not want you to know the truth. In fact, PP is scared that you will find out the truth.

Date posted: 2014-06-15

Catholic Bishops and Grave Responsibilities

Catholic clergy must lead their flock, must not turn a blind eye to the tenets of the faith. They must stand up when an injustice is done and show the great power of Our Lord. Is this being done today?

Date posted: 2014-06-15

Misery and Joy in a Lost City

In a city that's gone bankrupt and is riddled with violence, it's easy to get lost in hopelessness. But one organization wants to change this. One organization wants to bring hope and love to women and babies by teaching the value of preborn life. So although devastation abounds, optimism is not dead.

Date posted: 2014-06-15

'Hateful', 'Racist', and Other Malicious Labels

At American Life League, we spend a great deal of time choosing our words, particularly when we are talking about the most fundamental concerns confronting the culture today. So it was with a great deal of appreciation that I read these words written by our director of outreach, Rey Flores.

Date posted: 2014-06-15

The Death Penalty and Justice for All

The skewed view of injustice in our country should make everyone take a step back and look hard at what it truly means to value the dignity of each and every human being. Yet we don't see an outcry when innocent babies are aborted each and every second of the day. Babies cannot speak for themselves, so it is up to us to speak for them. True injustice lies in the silence.

Date posted: 2014-06-15

Asexual Human Reproduction

It is imperative in today's world to have a good understanding of science and the terms frequently used. Today's commentary explains these terms and helps us understand why some of the old terminology is no longer appropriate.

Date posted: 2014-06-14

Two Popes and Today's Sexual Chaos

On Sunday, history will be made as Pope Francis will canonize two new saints - Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. This significant day is also a day to reflect upon their lives and to remember the contribution they made, not only to the Church, but to the world as well.

Date posted: 2014-06-14

Advance Directives Are a Bad Idea

End-of-life care is a crucial component to healthcare and one that has received much attention lately. With the push for people to sign advance directives, and many not knowing the implications of their signature, education is key.

Date posted: 2014-05-11

Beware! Your Signature Could Kill You!

Some say ignorance is bliss, but when it comes to your health, ignorance can be a death sentence. With the changes in the medical community and its policies, this is certainly no time to plead ignorance. We must educate ourselves, our aging parents, and our families as to our wishes and to Church teaching. Today's commentary will help us along this path.

Date posted: 2014-05-11

A Little Thing Called the Pill

Our society has taken a step away from what used to be thought of as the joys of motherhood and has firmly planted that foot in the weeds of selfishness. Gone are the days of giving selflessly to a family. Here are the days of doing what you want when you want. All with the help of a tiny pill that can magically make problems go away. But is that really the case?

Date posted: 2014-05-02

Surrogate Parenting is Wrong

Women selling their bodies as vessels has become an increasingly common commodity in today's society. But the moral implications are far - reaching, and the emotional tolls are becoming visible. When science trumps God's plan, and aims to override His will, calamity is sure to result.

Date posted: 2014-04-13

The Obama Mandate and Political Power

Lent is about halfway through, and we draw nearer to the day when Our Lord gave His life to save us from our sins. Yet our society daily tempts us to draw closer and embrace those sins. In fact, it is doing almost everything in its power to discard morality and God.

Date posted: 2014-04-13

Catholics Must Be Courageous

It can be difficult to stand up for our faith, for what is right and good, for what we know to be the will of God. We need good leaders - clergy who will set that example and show us the way, but we cannot rely only on them. We must also set the example. We must have the courage to take the lead so that others may do the same. And it is only in God that we will find this strength.

Date posted: 2014-04-12

Transhumanists say no to death

As a society, we are pushing God further and further away from us. We put our faith in science when we should be putting it in God. We are even allowing science to take the place of God. If we continue on this path, we must be aware that, when we intentionally force God out of our lives here on Earth, we may be condemning ourselves to eternal life without Him as well.

Date posted: 2014-04-12

When a Human Being Is Not

For those of us who realize the truth - that life begins the moment a child is created - arguments suggesting otherwise are inane. When we hear the assertion that a human being is not alive until he is born - despite his beating heart, moving limbs, functioning organs, and so on - we wonder how anyone could believe this lie. The fundamental right to life is denied every second of every day in America because of this lie and we must not allow this insanity to continue.

Date posted: 2014-04-12

Deconstructing God's Plan

Love the sinner, hate the sin. That is something we are taught from the time we are children. But, in today's society, we are now taught to tolerate the sin, embrace the sin, or even advocate for the sin. If we dare to mention that a type of behavior is sinful, we are castigated and branded intolerant. As we regularly see, Catholic clergy often do not give voice to God's word and God's will. Consequently, we now live in a society where it is the peoples' will that rules. Why have we silenced God?

Date posted: 2014-04-10

It's Judgmental, Hateful, and Intolerant!

It seems that, lately, those who agree that abortion is a woman's choice are the only ones who are allowed to speak out. If you are pro-life and state this, or hold a sign to make others aware, then you are labeled intolerant, hateful, or hurtful. But we cannot stop using our voices, for the people we speak for do not have voices yet. They are the ones being slaughtered. And we are the ones who must protect them.

Date posted: 2014-02-27

Contraception is the Root Cause of Abortion!

Imagine that your doctor has just given you the terrific news that your annual checkup went well and that all of your tests show that you are in perfect health. Then imagine that he hands you a script and says, "Take this every day. It has many side effects, including lethal ones." You would be loath to begin this regimen. Yet, this is what countless women do each day when they use contraception to "prevent" a pregnancy.

Date posted: 2014-02-25

Perverse Fruits of IVF

The medical community touts in vitro fertilization as something great, something amazing. But it omits the fact that this procedure is not victimless. Neither is it moral or ethical. Today's commentary explores the words of Pope John Paul II and the Church and explains what every Catholic should know.

Date posted: 2014-02-23

Socially Polite Child Abuse

Most people will decry the abuse of a child and say that it's one of the worst things a person could do to another. So why aren't these same people crying for the protection of preborn babies - babies who suffer the worst child abuse of all? Thousands of babies are killed every day in America, yet very few condemn this or try to stop it. And the sad fact is that this terrible trend may only get worse unless we can change minds and hearts.

Date posted: 2014-02-20

Forty-One Years Later the Cruelty Rages

Forty-one years have passed since the Supreme Court took away the rights of an innocent class of people and allowed them to be killed at will. Forty-one years of suffering have ensued. In addition to the millions of babies murdered, countless families - mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents, and other family members - must live daily with the tragic loss of a child killed before he was born. But it is not too late to change minds and hearts - to open them to a love for each and every human being. It is never too late to teach human beings how to love one another

Date posted: 2014-02-19

Skewed Numbers Equal More Dead Babies

Interpretation of data is of utmost importance when looking at the latest Guttmacher report. To understand the enormity of how many babies are aborted each year, read today's commentary. We must work to protect all human beings - born and preborn. This tragedy - these killings - must be stopped.

Date posted: 2014-02-18

Baby Pandas, Human Babies, and the Press

A sweet newborn baby being loved and doted upon, every movement and sound watched and carefully noted. Sounds like a typical newborn human baby, but in this case, we are talking about a baby animal. Recently we were given a sad example of just how much more our society values animals than preborn babies. This discrepancy should sicken your stomach, should make you think, and should lead you to action.

Date posted: 2014-02-17

Talking about Abortion

Shortly after the most recent study indicating that women who are seeking abortions are not moved to change their minds after they view an ultrasound, Slate's Katy Waldman weighed in with her view.

Date posted: 2014-02-15

We Must First Have Mercy

In order to effect change, we must act upon the words of mercy spoken by Christ and the successors of Peter. We must love and care for all of God's children, with no exceptions, and we must teach others to do the same. If we do this, and help others do this as well, our society will hopefully move away from the culture of death in which it has become entrenched and move toward a culture of life.

Date posted: 2014-02-11

Talking about Abortion

Every life - born and preborn - has value and must be treated with dignity and respect. Abortion is the direct taking of a precious life - and an act that often destroys other lives as well. But abortion is not something to be silent about. We must talk, we must teach, we must listen. And most of all, we must forgive.

Date posted: 2014-01-18

Sorry, Baby, You Don't Exist!

Spilled coffee, ice having to be scraped off of a windshield, and a fender bender on the way to work - all are scenarios that cause inconvenience or that we wish hadn't happened. But, just because we didn't intend for them to happen, does that mean they don't exist? Of course not. So why, when a baby is created - intentionally or unintentionally - do people think of him as nothing more than an inconvenience? How can a baby's life be likened to something like one of the scenarios above? And how can people have the audacity to think that no life exists when one clearly does?

Date posted: 2014-01-18

Formed in the Womb? It Makes No Sense

The weight of words is significant and what we choose to say or convey to others often determines what they believe. So we must choose our words well, and with sufficient knowledge, so that there is a true understanding of the truth - especially when it comes to matters related to Christ and His teachings.

Date posted: 2014-01-18

Jahi McMath: A Precious Living Human Being

A young child's life is threatened. Her family is devastated and suffering. Imagine the possibility of losing a child - something no family should ever go through. And then imagine having to fight in court for her life.

Date posted: 2014-01-18

Wishing You a Filthy New Year?

It is that time of year to evaluate your life, to examine behaviors, and to determine how to make the next year better. Today's commentary shows us how Planned Parenthood plans to spend its next year - and future years.

Date posted: 2014-01-01