Saturday, February 13, 2010

Life Activist of the Month: Lila Rose, President of Live Action

A few weeks ago I joined the Live Action group on Facebook. I absolutely love getting their updates and reading their press releases and this morning I felt inspired after reading about the President and Founder of Live Action (visit their homepage here!). Here's what their site says:
"Live Action was founded in 2003 by then 15-year-old Lila Rose. Live Action gained formal incorporation and non-profit status in 2008. Lila Rose ( serves as president of the organization."
While the mainstream media spent the days after the March for Life trying to convince everyone that young people were absent from the event, a glance at the March for Life website exposes the lie (just as actually going to the Marches or even seeing pictures of them would have done if certain media sources hadn't been too busy trying to spin the events to match their own convoluted point of views). Here are the stats they've posted on their page:
"Facebook gives us basic stats about the 15,000+ fans of this page. Here they are: 68% are female, 32% male. 66% are 24 and under, 23% 25-44, and 12% 45+."
So it isn't just that there are young people involved in the group, but they make up the majority!

But Live Action does more than just speak out against the atrocities of abortion. They've also gone under cover to expose what really goes on. Here's an article by
"In the video, created by anti-abortion group "Live Action," the organization's president, Lila Rose, posed as a 14-year-old girl impregnated by her 31-year-old boyfriend. She told employees at the Birmingham Planned Parenthood that she needed to have a secret abortion.

At first the Planned Parenthood staffer tried to help her find someone who could give consent, but eventually said the clinic sometimes "bends the rules" and a manager would need to make the call.

Alabama law requires minors to have signed consent from a parent or legal guardian to have an abortion.

But state health officials found that nine minors, ages 13-15, had received abortions at the Birmingham Planned Parenthood without proper verification of consent since November 2008.

They also cited problems with the reporting of suspected sexual abuse. One of the 13-year-olds who received an abortion said she starting having sex at age 12. She was back at the clinic for another abortion four months later."
They've also went undercover in Wisconsin and found doctors at the Planned Parenthood spinning lies as they sold death:
"In the undercover video, when the two women ask a Planned Parenthood counselor if the pregnant woman's 10-week-old unborn child has a heartbeat, the counselor emphasizes "heart tones," and answers, "Heart beat is when the fetus is active in the uterus--can survive--which is about seventeen or eighteen weeks." On the contrary, embryologists agree that the heartbeat begins around 3 weeks. Wisconsin informed consent law requires that women receive medically accurate information before undergoing an abortion.

The counselor then says, "A fetus is what's in the uterus right now. That is not a baby." Dr. Prohaska, the abortion doctor, insists, "It's not a baby at this stage or anything like that." Prohaska also states that having an abortion will be "much safer than having a baby," warning, "You know, women die having babies.""
Another post on the site shows the lie in the last statement. The title: Maternal Death Rate Lowest in Abortion Free Ireland.

I am amazed at how much this young woman and the organization she's founded have done in the battle against abortion.

Photo credit for Lila Rose Photo- David Schmidt from Facebook.


  1. I think Irish women very likely receive far superior pre-natal care compared to women even in the States (Ireland has socialized medicine, don't they?).

  2. I had heard about the under cover story in Wisconsin. Matter of fact, that's the town I live in.
    I actually drive past that Planned Parenthood every day on my drive to work as it's right off the highway. I say a prayer as I drive by. There's a house right next to the PP that put up a huge pro-life billboard, so anyone going in has to see it. I can't imagine living next to a PP, but at least they are pro-life and not afraid to show it.

    I'm going to become a fan of them on FB, thanks for posting that!


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