The Alliance Defense Fund family extends its heartfelt condolences to the staff and friends of Students for Life of America (SFLA), who lost a dear friend and co-laborer for life, Kortney Blythe Gordon. Kortney, the northeast field director for SFLA, perished in a car accident along with her preborn daughter Sophy on Saturday night. ADF has worked hand-in-hand with SFLA and Kortney over the last several years to end the taking of innocent human life through abortion.
In 2005 ADF and Students for Life joined forces with the common vision to change the landscape of public university campuses across America. At the time SFLA was a small but growing student organization working to educate pro-life college students about the issues of abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide and equipping them with the training, skills, and resources to be effective and successful advocates for life on campuses across America. As they stirred students into action, they increasingly found themselves shut down by campus officials, and, this is where ADF stepped in. Working together over the past several years with SFLA and many other whole-hearted pro-life allies, we have seen lives saved, policies changed and in 2009, Gallup recorded a “pro-life” majority for the first time in the then-fourteen year history of their poll. The rate of abortion, after skyrocketing in the late 1970s, has decreased significantly, and abortion restrictions are far more likely to pass Congress and state legislatures than are expansions in access. Even pop culture now offers notable examples of the “choose life” mindset. FULL POST