Endorsed by National Pro-Life Group

Pierre, SD ( — A national pro-life group is supporting a South Dakota ballot proposal that would ban most abortions in the state. Operation Rescue is endorsing Measure 11, the second attempt to ban abortions after South Dakota voters rejected a stronger measure in 2006. (read more)

Thank You Focus on the Family Action!

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Pro-life Initiated Measure 11 offers South Dakota voters an opportunity to stand in defense of preborn human life during the November election, and carries the endorsement of Focus on the Family Action in conjunction with the South Dakota Familiy Policy Council.  Both groups are urging South Dakota voters to vote “yes” on Measure 11, which would prohibit abortion except in cases of rape or incest, or when the life or health of the mother is endangered by the continued pregnancy.  “South Dakota continues to be a driving force in efforts to protect women and the preborn from abortion.  Focus on the Family Action is pleased to lend its support to this important ballot effort that will result in saving the lives of preborn children,” said Tom Minnery, senior vice president of Government and Public Policy for the organization.  “South Dakotans know the value of human life and the deep threats against it,”  South Dakota Family Policy Council President Chris Hupke said.  “Our organization pledges to come alongside this historic effort and the state’s voters to help ensure a November victory for Measure 11.”

Rev. Anderson Endorses Initiative!

After studying the South Dakota abortion petition and the ELCA Social Statment concerning abortion, I have been encouraging my South Dakota members to sign the petition and vote for limiting abortions in the upcoming election.  While the ELCA Social Statment is not doctrine, it is meant to guide ELCA Lutherans in how they live out their faith.  I encourage all South Dakota ELCA Lutherans to study the abortion petition and the ELCA Social Statment on abortion.

Yours in Christ, Rev. Eugene A. Anderson

Alan Green Endorses!

Alan Greene, President, Founder, LifeLight Communications, Inc.

I am pleased to support the initiative. We have a rare opportunity this time in history to  do what is right and finally curb the number of abortions performed. The ministry God has given us at LifeLight is about “Taking the church outside the walls, bringing light into darkness”. This is our opportunity to “be the church” and affect this culture. As believers in Christ how can we continue to allow the killing of unborn children to continue? The fact that it is legal speaks of the culture we are living in. We continue to pray for a transformation of hearts and a revival across this land. In addition, a step in that process is enacting realistic laws and standing for what is right, ethically, morally and practically. I urge you to get involved and support this campaign. If you are a Christian how can you do anything less? The Bible is pretty clear on life. Even if you are not a Christian, I think most people can agree that we need to reduce abortions and that is what passage of this bill will accomplish. Allen and Leslee Unruh and many from their team have been faithful to the cause for many years. Let’s rally behind them and get a victory for women and the unborn.

Thank You!

Below is a letter recently received by from Bethany Christian Services.  The note has been very encouraging in the midst of much opposition.  Persecution comes when you take a stand for what is right, but knowing the people of South Dakota are supporting this initiative has given the staff a greater measure of courage.  Thank you!

Dear Leslee & all of the “VoteYes” staff,

I just watched the celebration video–WOW!  When we are faithful, God shows Himself in amazing ways!  Please know we support the campaign and will do whatever we can do here.  You are an inspiration and a light in this world.  We will never know the impact the saved lives have–but God does and He is using you/us to impact His kingdom.  You are amazing!  We will continue to pray and support “VoteYes” in every way we can.

For His Glory,

Judee Howard, Bethany Christian Services

Tony Perkins endorses Initiative!

Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

Since 1973, thirty five long years ago, millions upon millions – well over 40,000,000 – babies have been slain under the guise of “choice.”  Choosing death is never a good or acceptable option, and the good folks of South Dakota have worked hard to give women real choices that favor life.  Immediately after the Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton in 1973, the South Dakota legislature passed a resolution calling upon Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to provide equal protection for the unborn.  While the Congress refused to act, the legislature of South Dakota year after year passed additional laws that protected women, parents and the unborn.  The campaign furthers that cause.    


Other states should draw inspiration from the commitment and perseverance of South Dakota.  This is not about Republicans or Democrats, right or left, liberal or conservative.  This is about recognizing the sanctity of human life and citizens’ obligation to enact laws to protect it. I applaud the campaign for not sitting idly by, and instead, taking action to protect those who cannot defend themselves.    


Thank you, South Dakota, for never giving up.   

The Importance of One

Mother Theresa with armless baby

Mother Theresa with armless baby 

Mother Theresa said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” In other words, if we cannot save 100% of the babies, we should try to save all we can.  Mother Theresa said, “If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out.  To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil on it.” “In this life we cannot do great things.  We can only do small things with great love.” “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.  But the ocean would be less because of missing that drop.”  Each child saved is of infinite value to the human race.  Every snowflake must take responsibility for its part in the avalanche.