I’d like to begin by reminding you about our pro-life event this weekend, September 26. See Life 2020 will be streamed at 6:00 p.m. MT on Focus’ Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram channels, as well as at focusonthefamily.com/see-life/. This program will feature powerful pro-life stories, compelling commentary from dynamic Christian leaders, soul-stirring music from award-winning artists, and will culminate with a 4D ultrasound of a baby – offering a window into the reality of life in the womb. Join us!
Once upon a time, back when tens of thousands of people were permitted to gather together side-by-side, the sound of a baby’s heartbeat and the sight of his tiny pre-born form silenced a crowd gathered in New York City’s Times Square on a sunny Saturday afternoon in May.
It’s been called the “Times Square Miracle” – the culmination of “Alive from New York,” Focus on the Family’s pro-life event in May of last year that featured a live 4D ultrasound broadcast on four jumbotrons in mid-town Manhattan.
Witness the online event on September 26th at 8pm EDT.
If I could, I’d love to bring you behind-the-scenes of Focus on the Family’s SEE LIFE 2020 production.
Since early this summer, the team’s been hard at work interviewing and filming many of the leading voices in the pro-life movement today:
Abby Johnson, Lila Rosa, Alveda King, Christina Bennett, Candace Owens, Mike Singletary, Jeanne Mancini and Melissa Ohden.
The team spent a week in Nashville recording soul-stirring, life-themed music with Selah, Phil Stacey and Danny Gokey – and many others.
Sara Williams and her husband, Paul, have learned how to trust God by walking through the fires of suffering.
A routine 20-week pregnancy scan revealed a problem. Sarah’s baby had a lethal skeletal issue called thanatophoric dysplasia, a malformity of the skeletal structure where the bones don’t develop sufficiently to allow the proper development of the lungs. The baby was safe inside the womb but would die at birth or shortly thereafter.
Sarah remembers the shock of hearing that the best medical recommendation for her situation was to terminate the life of her baby.
Don’t let anybody ever tell you that kids can’t do big and significant things.
I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of meeting some remarkable children in my lifetime. In fact, I met one just last week here at Focus on the Family.
His name is Sawyer Hagberg, and he is 12 years old.
Sawyer was playing a video game one day this past summer when a Focus on the Family video came on. It’s a special spot we created to help call attention to our SEE LIFE 2020 online event that’s scheduled for Saturday September 26th at 8 P.M.
If you happen to be one of the anticipated 7-8 million people tuning into Fox News’ coverage of the Republican National Convention tonight or tomorrow, you’ll likely see our latest ad.
As of this afternoon, it’s scheduled to run on Wednesday night at 10:10 pm, EDT.
I want to give you a sneak peek, though, and ask if you’d please consider sharing it within your circle of influence.
Since Focus on the Family’s inception in 1977, the ministry has been championing and celebrating the protection of pre-born life.
In anticipation of our pro-life event “See Life 2020,” coming up on September 26th, Emily Colson is the guest on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Be the Pro-Life Church.” You can tune in on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or on our free phone app.
Emily is the daughter of the late Chuck Colson. She’s also an author, speaker, and persuasive advocate for special needs families.
The abortion debate is framed in many ways. And almost all of them avoid the central question: Who counts as one of us?
Are the preborn alive or not? Are they living human beings or not? In most cases, pro-abortion factions avoid addressing those questions. They frame the discussion around choice, individual rights, and the safety of medical procedures. But no one answers that central question.
We’re answering today on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Who Counts as One of Us?
In 2019, Focus on the Family hosted an event called Alive from New York. Thousands gathered in Times Square to hear speakers and musicians proclaim the name of Jesus and the sanctity of human life.
Protesters showed up as well. They were a vocal minority … until they were silenced by the star of the event: a baby inside the womb. A holy hush fell over Times Square when we performed a live ultrasound and broadcast the heartbeat over loudspeakers.