January 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – One of the largest American abortion lobby groups, NARAL Pro-Choice America, released a report on the “insidious power” of the pro-life movement, detailing the influence and effectiveness of various efforts to stop abortion on demand.
NARAL cited 10 LifeSiteNews articles throughout its report as it recounted, among other things, pro-life progress made the Trump administration.
It also listed LifeSiteNews on its map of the pro-life movement as a media outlet “entirely devoted to covering abortion and other relevant anti-choice issues.”
“A virulent anti-choice agenda sits at the core of the conservative political machine, pulling the levers of the highest powers—and finding new ways to undermine our reproductive freedom and our ability to choose our own destinies,” NARAL wrote of its new exposé.
The report attacks pro-life pregnancy centers, legal and political groups, activist groups like Operation Rescue, and conservative groups that influence judicial nominations.
The pro-life movement is succeeding in that it “is slowly chipping away at abortion access across the country,” NARAL President Ilyse Hogue wrote in the report. “2018 is a year in which anti-choice activists sit in influential roles across the Trump administration, have unprecedented influence over judicial nominations and are introducing the most extreme anti-choice [pro-life] legislation ever seen in Congress.”
“As we’ve always said, reducing these players and this infrastructure to ‘anti-choice’ is a misnomer as their ideology and their agenda exceeds well beyond ending legal abortion in our country,” Hogue continued, acknowledging the work the pro-life movement does to fight intrinsic evils other than abortion.
“Even in areas of reproduction, they actively fight access to contraception, in vitro fertilization, and surrogacy,” she wrote. “And if some of the names in this report look familiar, that’s because many of these institutions are also on the front lines of trying to roll back the clock on LGBTQ protections. It’s no coincidence that real damage has been done to the rights of gay, lesbian and trans people through this administration as well.”
The purpose of the allegedly investigative report is “to help sound the alarm” about how the abortion movement is losing, wrote Hogue.
Some of the groups NARAL named as a threat to the abortion movement are Americans United for Life (AUL), Alliance Defending Freedom, Becket (formerly the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty), Priests for Life, Students for Life of America, Live Action, and the Center for Medical Progress.
AUL just released its 2018 “Life List” ranking states’ pro-life laws. It said at least 19 states adopted more than 60 life-affirming measures in 2017, “making it the most productive pro-life year since 2013.”
The NARAL report criticizes the Susan B. Anthony List’s Charlotte Lozier Institute for the sound pro-life research it produces and trashes the abortion pill reversal protocol.
It dedicates a section to blasting the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists for promoting the proven facts that abortion takes the life of a whole, distinct, and living human being, birth control pills can act as abortifacients, and that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer.