Author archives: Jared Bridges

No Shades of Gray

by Jared Bridges

August 17, 2012

FRC’s Cathy Ruse gives her tribute to March for Life founder Nellie Gray in NRO’s symposium:

Nellie Gray did more than focus the nation on the pro-life cause once a year. She helped pro-lifers see each other, and in so doing has kept the movement young and strong.

I remember the first time I marched as a mom. Little Lucy, snug and warm in a sling on my hip, engaged in one of her favorite pastimes: studying the faces of the people around her. She saw many happy ones that cold day.

What Lucy understood instinctively has been lost to many in our post-modern world: that we are made to live in relation to each other, not in isolation.

Read the whole thing here.

Looking the other way on sex-selection abortion

by Jared Bridges

June 6, 2012

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), which protects unborn children from sex-selection abortions. A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the bill a “distraction,” as if gender based abortions was not a real issue in America.

Following up on their undercover videos from last week, LiveAction has released a new video showing abortion clinic staff in Arizona —- a state with laws prohibiting sex-selection abortions —- more than ready to look the other way when an undercover “patient” wishes to abort a child because it is a girl.

Watch the video, then go sign the petition.

FRC Honors Charles W. Colson

by Jared Bridges

April 23, 2012

As we remember the life and legacy of Charles W. Colson, we’ve collected here a few items of remembrance, including some of the many times Mr. Colson intersected with FRC.


First, Tony Perkins remembers Colson along with other leaders as a part of National Review Online’s symposium. FRC’s Rob Schwarzwalder, Bob Morrison, and Chris Marlink all weigh in here at this blog.


In 2008, and the Values Voter Summit, Colson became the second recipient of the James C. Dobson Vision and Leadership Award, where he gave a speech that well displayed his vision and leadership. Watch it below:


Chuck Colson interviewed by Tony Perkins on Washington Watch Weekly Radio —- October 31, 2008

Chuck Colson interviewed by Tony Perkins on Washington Watch Weekly Radio November 20, 2009

ProLifeCon 2012 is here!

by Jared Bridges

January 23, 2012

It’s March for Life day here in the nation’s capital, and FRC’s ProLifeCon is at hand. You can watch it all below:

Follow the conversation live on Twitter: #ProLifeCon.

Here’s the schedule:

  • 8:30 - 8:35 a.m.: Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
  • 8:35 - 8:40 a.m.: Jill Stanek,
  • 8:40 - 9:05 a.m.: Michael Clancy, Photographer, “Hand of Hope” photo
    Julie and Samuel Armas, Subjects of the photo
  • 9:05 - 9:20 a.m.: Gerard Nadal, Blogger, Coming Home
  • 9:20 - 9:35 a.m.: Lila Rose, President, LiveAction
  • 9:35 - 9:50 a.m.: Ryan Bomberger, Chief Creative Officer, The Radiance Foundation
  • 9:50 - 10:00 a.m.: Intermission: ‘I’m Pro-Life Because’ photo montage
  • 10:00 - 10:20 a.m.: Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.)
  • 10:20 - 10:40 a.m.: Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.)
  • 10:40 - 10:55 a.m.: Collin Raye, Spokesman, Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network
  • 10:55 - 11:10 a.m.: Kristan Hawkins, Executive Director, Students for Life of America
  • 11:10 - 11:25 a.m.: Jeanne Monahan, Director, Center for Human Dignity, Family Research Council, Karen Snuffer, Executive Director, CareNet Pregnancy Resource Centers: Manassas, Woodbridge, and Warrenton
  • 11:25 - 11:30 a.m.: Tom McClusky, Senior Vice President, FRC Action

Special thanks to our cosponsoring bloggers:

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Does U.S. Foreign Policy Matter for Religious Freedom?

by Jared Bridges

October 27, 2011

Yesterday here at FRC headquarters, a sobering panel of religious freedom & foreign policy experts looked at the past, current, and potential impact of U.S. foreign policy upon religious freedom around the world.

Watch the panel below, or visit the event page for audio and embed code.

Participants included:

  • Elyse Anderson, Foreign Policy Director for Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.)
  • Ann Buwalda, Executive Director, Jubilee Campaign
  • Dr. Thomas Farr, first Director of the State Department’s office of international religious freedom and Director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Visiting Associate Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Emmanuel Ogebe, Nigerian attorney and human rights leader
  • Tina Ramirez, Director of International and Government Relations, The Becket Fund