Through the support of our members, we have had an incredible year of victories. In our 2012 Victories series, you have seen just a glimpse of the work of the ACLJ.
Yet, despite these numerous victories, we still face many challenges in the year ahead.
We are tirelessly fighting to defend the lives of unborn children. We are fighting to end taxpayer funding for the largest abortion provider in America, Planned Parenthood. We are fighting to stop Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion forces from using draconian legislation to shut down the lifesaving work of pro-life pregnancy centers. We are continuing to pursue Planned Parenthood in two of the largest lawsuits against the abortion industry in the country.
This is also a critical time in defense of Israel and the Israeli people. Iran is quickly pursuing nuclear weapons and the terrorist-led Palestinian Authority is once again attempting to use lawfare (warfare through the misuse of law) against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ACLJ is working on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations, in Israel, and at the ICC to ensure that America stands with Israel against these threats.
Angry atheists groups continue their assault on our religious heritage as a nation. Our fight to defend historic war memorials that have come under attack continues, and we will battle to protect the Ground Zero Cross from being torn down.
We are also continually fighting to ensure that the rights of our students are protected in school, that their free speech and religious liberty remain intact. We face no greater threat to our religious liberty in America today than Obama’s abortion-pill mandate which forces millions of Americans to chose between violating their faith and violating the government’s mandate. No one should be forced to violate their faith, and the ACLJ is aggressively working in courts all across America to ensure that we put an end to this unconstitutional decree.
Our work internationally continues to defend persecuted Christians in Iran, Egypt, and elsewhere around the globe. Pastor Youcef is just one of hundreds around the world imprisoned for their Christian faith, and the ACLJ is working aggressively with our global affiliates to defend religious freedom.
Today, we are facing another challenge. In order to meet the many challenges ahead in 2013 and have an even stronger year defending life and liberty, we must meet our year-end Matching Challenge goal. The battles we face, the nearly limitless resources of the Obama Administration, the billion-dollar budget of Planned Parenthood and more, take a tremendous toll on our resources. In order to have the resources we need to continue the battle for life, faith, and freedom, the ACLJ needs your help. Midnight, December 31st, is your last opportunity to make a critical tax-deductible donation to the work of the ACLJ during our year-end Matching Challenge. Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar though the end of the year.
Please support our work, as we continue fighting for your freedoms.