All posts by Kristi Burton Brown

Kristi Burton Brown is a pro-life attorney, volunteering for Life Legal Defense Foundation and also as an allied attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom. She enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, and is married to the amazing David Brown. Together, they have the cutest two kiddos in the world! Kristi loves her Savior, Jesus Christ, speaking out for the truth, reading historical fiction, scrapbooking, politics, and cooking.

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110 Congressmen introduce Health Care Conscience Rights Act to stop Obama’s violation of religious freedom

A Thursday press release from Congressman Diane Black’s office reported:

Today Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-01), and Congressman John Fleming (R-LA-04) announced the reintroduction of H.R. 940, the Health Care Conscience Rights Act. The bill would protect Americans’ freedom of conscience and stop the Obama Administration’s attack on religious liberty. H.R. 940 offers full exemption from Obamacare’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate and ensures protections for individuals and healthcare entities that refuse to provide, pay for, or refer patients to abortion providers because of their deeply held beliefs.

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5 pro-life training videos you should watch

1) The SLED Defense of Life

This video by Scott Klusendorf is a classic pro-life training video, and one of the best around. Even if you’ve seen it before, get a quick refresher by watching again. Scott demonstrates that there are actually very few differences between you, me, and a preborn baby. None of these differences make it just to take away the baby’s basic right to life.

This video will also enable you to talk a friend or loved one through the basic pro-life position.

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Teenager dies after man rapes her and forces her to take abortion pill

According to The Times of India, Indian police are attempting to hunt down a man accused of raping and killing a teenage girl through a forced abortion. While being treated for the abortion, the girl died in a hospital.

A police official told The Times:

On Friday, Monu compelled her to consume a pill that would cause an abortion. Soon after consuming the pill, the girl’s condition deteriorated and she collapsed. Monu abandoned her at the spot and fled. Later, she was spotted by locals who informed her parents, who rushed her to a nearby Community Health Centre from where she was later referred to Lala Lajpat Rai hospital.

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Abortion doctor condemns pro-lifers for “dwelling on the details” of abortion

For years, Dr. David A. Grimes has written books and manuals, detailing how to perform abortions.

Now, however, he is roundly condemning pro-lifers for “dwelling” on those exact same details. In an article for RH Reality Check, Grimes writes, with Carole Joffe, that the pro-life movement is attempting another “public-relations success” with new proposed legislation that would ban D&E abortions:

[T]hat same playbook is being used again in Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in a new campaign to outlaw yet another second-trimester abortion method, “dilation and evacuation” (D and E). Once again, the medical term for this procedure has been replaced by a garish one, “dismemberment abortion,” and once again, abortion opponents are hoping that dwelling on the details of this procedure will lead lawmakers to ban it.

Well, note to Dr. Grimes: pro-life advocates came upon the term “dismemberment abortion” because that’s exactly what a D&E abortion is. In short detail, a baby is literally ripped apart with metal instruments, limb by limb. While still alive, the baby is made into piecemeal and taken, bit by bit, out of her mother’s womb.

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10 of the worst statements made by pro-choice politicians

1.  “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.” – President Barack Obama

Attempting to call down God’s support on an organization that routinely destroys and discards human beings is not exactly a wise move. Especially not when you’re referring to the God Who said in Deuteronomy 30:19:

This day…I have set before you life and death…Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.

2.  “When you see how closed their minds are or oblivious or whatever it is — dumb — then you know what the fight is about.” – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi


Speaking of closed minds, which side is it that ignores – and sometimes even denies – the solid science that tells us, time and again, that a new, unique, living human being begins her life at the moment of fertilization?

It’s far more likely that ignoring, glazing over, and otherwise pretending to be blinded to scientific fact is what’s truly “dumb.”

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Planned Parenthood says #BlackLivesMatter, but it does something entirely different

Again and again, Planned Parenthood is found tweeting about Black Americans – Black History Month, #BlackLivesMatter, Ferguson. It would be fair to assume that, with such an interest in the Black community, Planned Parenthood would be pro-equality and anti-racist.

Not so.

Not only are a large number of its surgical abortion facilities found “within walking distance of African American or Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods,” but America’s abortion giant also willingly accepts donations that specifically target preborn Black babies.

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5 inspiring songs for pro-life activists

Let’s be honest…sometimes it’s hard to keep in this battle, day after day after day. There are moments when we might question why in the world we’ve taken the burden of saving lives on our shoulders.

A few things keep me going – my ever-encouraging husband, looking into the eyes of my own children, confidence that I’ve been called by the God I serve, and music. Yep, music.

When I’m alone in the car, I love to turn up my radio all the way, and let the music blast. Here are five songs I hope inspire you to keep on fighting, until every, single life – from fertilization to natural death – is valued as it should be.

If you have a special “pro-life anthem” of your own, share it with us all in the comments.

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Sam Martin’s “Song for My Unborn Son” inspired by his baby’s heartbeat

When songwriter Sam Martin saw his son’s heartbeat on an ultrasound, it was a life-defining moment.

“The lyric came right then — ‘I’m going to love you anyway,'” Martin, 32, told Mashable. “I almost started crying just singing it over and over again. … It was a spiritual experience.”

“Song for My Unborn Son” is on YouTube (and posted below). The touching lyrics are accompanied by a video of a baby’s heart – presumably Martin’s son’s – beating away on an ultrasound screen.

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People features a look inside Night to Shine: Tim Tebow’s prom night

On February 13, thanks to the Tim Tebow Foundation, people with special needs and disabilities all around the globe celebrated with their own night to remember. The Foundation sponsored its first annual Night to Shine “at host churches in 44 cities, 26 states and 3 countries.” Over 7,000 guests attended with over 15,000 volunteers ready to serve them.

Guests had their makeup done, received crowns, walked down a red carpet, heard special messages, and danced the night away. At one prom in South Carolina, Tebow stopped and shined shoes for some of the guys.

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Obama admin tries to force Christian organizations to participate in abortions

The Obama administration is at it again.

This time, Christian relief organizations – and refugee children – are the target of the administration’s adamantly pro-abortion policies.

C-Fam (Center for Family and Human Rights) reports:

The Obama administration is getting ready to issue new rules requiring charities to provide abortions to child refugees entering the US without their parents. …

The administration says it would be “contrary to the public interest” to wait “until a public notice and comment process is complete.” The administration also asserts that no Congressional review is required and that there is no issue with federalism or any impact on families in the new guidance.

The rules require faith-based providers to make referrals for emergency contraception, partner with groups which provide abortion, or notify the federal government which would make arrangements for the abortion. If groups do not do so, they are not eligible for federal aid.

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Scandalous abortion clinic kills woman, stores frozen dinners with fetal tissue

About ten miles north of downtown Chicago lies Lincolnwood, a small village with a horrendous tale. In May, 2009, 18-year-old Antonesha Ross died after complications from an abortion at Larisa Rozansky’s Women’s Aid Clinic.

Shortly after her first trimester abortion, Antonesha began coughing up fluid and blood and had difficulty breathing. Clinic staff failed to provide CPR, and two hours after her abortion, the young mother was declared dead in a hospital emergency room.

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10 abortion myths that need to be debunked

1. MYTH: Abortion is safe.

REALITY: Abortion clinics have been discovered blatantly lying to women about the real risks of abortion.


Planned Parenthood clinics have been caught on tape telling women that no women were hurt at their clinics, even after medical emergencies had just occurred. The truth is that women do die from abortion, they do lose their future fertility, they do end up in emergency rooms with massive blood loss, perforated uteruses, and pieces of their preborn babies still left inside them.

The emotional and psychological harm abortion commits against women is also largely dismissed. Much of this harm does not show up until years later, but then, as countless women testify, it often attacks with a vengeance.

For more information, see this study, this paper, this compilation of stories, these experiences, and these stories.

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