When Did You Realize You Were Pro-life?


Do you remember the moment you knew you were


For me, it was 25 years ago at the University

of Vermont.  I was about to cast my vote for

President and I didn’t know which party to vote for.

 To clarify my decision, a friend asked if I

was pro-life.  I didn’t really know what that

meant.  He asked again, “Are you for the killing

of babies in the womb?”  Horror struck me. 

 I replied, “Of course not, I’m a Christian.”

 Once I knew what abortion was, the murder

of pre-born children, the decision to vote

for a pro-life candidate was clear.  

 I didn’t need to consider whether life in

the womb was a full human being, like many

college students do today.

 I instinctively knew that God created

and put that life there and that no one

had any right except God to take that life. 

This same friend then asked me not too long

after that day if I would go with him to

a child killing center and lock arms to

prevent women from killing their children.

 Again, I did not have to mull it over in

my mind.  I knew I had to go. 

There were two child killing centers in

Burlington, one right across the street

from campus and the other on North Avenue,

a few miles away.

 For a small city of 50,000 at the time,

I knew that was just too many baby killing


Once we arrived at the North Avenue death mill,

I saw other Christians there, some that I knew

from church.  The leader there was none other than

Mike McHugh!

 He impressed me that day with a passion for the

saving of babies.  I went a few more times but

did not go to defend the babies until 2009. 

Stayed Tuned For Part 2!



Do you have a pro-life story to share? Of

how you became pro-life?  Or what you’re

doing now to save babies?  Or know of

someone who made the choice to keep her

baby?  We’d love to hear these stories!  

Post them below or e-mail me:


For the Babies,

Rachel Sargent


War on Women Continues

The War on Women was turned around on
women all across Virginia last night.
They were deceived and cried for
the “right to choose.” And now they
have “pulled the trigger” on themselves
and innocent girls in the womb.
The irony is palpable.
No matter who is in office, this spiritual
battle against the slaughter of the innocent
pre-born still continues.
Only some of the players have changed.

I am grateful that we still have
Delegate Bob Marshall,a true champion for
the babies in the Virginia House. We must
now prepare for battle in Richmond and make
our path clear.
“Hear this, you kings! Listen,
you rulers!
I, even I, will sing to the Lord;
I will praise the Lord, the God of
Israel, in song.”
Judges 5:3
Virginians For Life must gear up to
meet with Delegates and Senators to lobby
for the Life at Conception Act.
It is crucial that we have the funds to
wage war against pro-death opponents
in Richmond.  We cannot fight for the
babies or help shut down the failing
18 child killing centers without financial
backing.  Please donate a one time
gift of $100, $200 or $500 or a
monthly amount of $15, $20
or $30.  Send your “Life At Conception Act”
gift to: Virginians
For Life PO Box 1620, Front Royal, VA 22630
or “Click” on the”Donate” button at
  Rachel Sargent
Rachel Sargent
Virginians for Life

Political Dead Heat Means Life!

Have you been watching the poll results lately?
From Cuccinelli’s Campaign E-Mail:
“Poll: Virginia governor race a nailbiter
Politico-Tal Kopan-October 30, 2013
“With less than a week until Election Day, Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe holds a slim lead over Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in a tightening race, according to a new poll on Wednesday.  This is good news for Pro-Life Virginians! If Ken wins, the babies win!

Virginians For Life @ Ken’s Rally.

We gave out over 200 VFL lapel stickers to rally attendees and many signed up for VFL alerts.

I want to thank you for your dedication to saving babies in Virginia.  Ken is the only choice in the gubernatorial race to end child killing in Virginia.  Get out and vote this Tuesday, November 5th.

His opponent has Planned Parenthood waiting in the shadows to prey on women and babies.McAuliffe will undo all we have worked for, including the Hospital Regulations revealing 18 death centers failing the 2012 inspections.  They keep delaying their demise with more “law-fare.”

Please support our efforts to end the slaughter of God’s little image bearers.  We work hard to promote pro-life legislation, prayer and counseling at the abortuaries, and also bearing witness to the atrocities occurring daily at the eighteen baby butcher shops in Virginia. 

Contribute to Virginians For Life PO Box 1620, Front Royal, VA 22630 or click on “Donate” at www.VirginiansForLife.org

For The Babies

Rachel Sargent

Ken Cuccinelli Can Stop Abortion in 2014



If Ken Cuccinelli is elected governor of Virginia in 2014, he can end abortion. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?

Ken Cuccinelli will have the power and authority to do that if he wins the election. We don’t want another Republican governor that will drag his feet on baby saving legislation as we have just recently experienced.

We know Ken is absolutely pro-life but has been trying to play it down for the sake of winning the Governor’s seat this November. Can you imagine with me what Virginia would be like if there was no baby killing in our state?

If Ken becomes the next governor on November 5, and we are praying he will, he can stop abortion dead in its tracks! That’s right! No more baby killing in Virginia. How? Call 571-449-6863 or 703-766-0635 and urge Ken Cuccinelli to sponsor a “Governor’s bill” for the Life at Conception Act in 2014. If he does that when he gets into office, God willing, there will be no doubt that he is solidly for the saving of precious babies.

Tell Ken that it is okay for him to come out of the pro-life shadows two weeks away from the election. Terry McAuliffe is enjoying beating Ken up on this issue. We don’t want another four years of playing it safe and neutral on the killing of innocent children or someone who will allow more children murdered! We want Ken and the Life at Conception Act!

When you call Ken, tell him how much we have appreciated his pro-life stand in the past and that we want to see more of it now and hopefully in 2014. He needs our encouragement to stand boldly for the innocent pre-born.

For the Babies,
Rachel Sargent
Executive Director, Virginians For Life

Where Are Your Children?

Do you know where your children are?  Do you remember that  TV
commercial?  My mother knew where her children were.
Children Are Dying Right Now As We Start the Day

Saturday is the heaviest killing day at abortuaries around Virginia and as I suspect, around the country.  These mothers are walking their child right into a death center and killing her!!!  They deny the humanity of their child and tell themselves it’s okay.  This mother’s future will not be better.  It will be riddled with inexplicable guilt and pain.  Her child will never see the light of day.  That is, unless you and I stop them from making the most terrible decision.

Join me next Saturday morning at 900 S. Washington St. where the killings are far from safe.  Killing starts as early as 7am.  We can help them save their children so they know exactly where they are! 

Here’s new info from Operation Rescue regarding the Falls Church killing center on 900 S. Washington St.


Thank you for your prayers and support and join me next Saturday at the Falls Church Killing Center.

Rachel Sargent

Rachel Sargent
Virginians for Life

Babies Tied to Railroad Tracks

If there was one baby tied to a railroad track every few miles with an oncoming train, what would you do?   
Oncoming Train of Death


The Bible tells us to “rescue those who are perishing” in Proverbs 24:10-12.  Yet 57 million babies have had the oncoming train of Planned Parenthood and their allies brutally murder innocent children in the womb.

We don’t know why in his sovereignty God has allowed child killing in the “secret place” to continue for 40 years in America. He will use this genocide for his glory. But perhaps we are to respond in obedience to rescue these babies.  James 1:27 states, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. 


Babies on the “butcher’s block” are orphans.  Their parents were  either coerced into thinking that child killing was the best option or  that these precious little ones were disposable for their convenience. 

Sing a Little Louder By Penny Lea
I lived in Germany during the Nazi holocaust.  I considered myself a Christian.  I attended Church since I was a small boy.  We had heard the stories of what was happening to the Jews, but like most people today in this country, we tried to distance ourselves from the reality of what was really taking place.  What could anyone do to stop it?

“A railroad track ran behind our small church, and each Sunday morning we would hear the whistle from the distance and then the clacking of the wheels moving over the track.  We became disturbed when one Sunday we noticed cries coming from the train as it passed by.
We grimly realized that the train was carrying Jews.  They were like cattle in those cars!  
Week after week that train whistle would blow. We would dread to hear the sound of those old wheels because we knew that the Jews would begin to cry to us as they passed our church. It was so terribly disturbing!  We could do nothing to help these poor miserable people, yet their screams tormented us. We knew exactly at what time that whistle would blow, and we decided the only way to keep from being so disturbed by the cries was to start singing our hymns.  By the time the train came rumbling past the church yard, we were singing at the top of our voices.  If some of the screams reached our ears, we’d just sing a little louder until we could hear them no more. Years passed and no one talks about it much anymore, but I still hear that train whistle in my sleep.  I can still hear them crying out for help.  G-d forgive all of us who called ourselves Christians, yet did nothing to intervene.”Image

The 40 Days For Life Campaign started a couple of weeks ago.  Can you take one hour this month to prayerfully watch over these women going into the death mills and petition God’s mercy for these mothers and their babies?

  Visit www.40daysforlife.com to find a location near you. 

 Rachel Sargent

Rachel Sargent
Virginians for Life

Virginians For Life Pro-Life Report Card and Voter Education Project


Who is a pro-life leader? 

That depends on how you define a leader.

For VFL – Virginias only No-More-Excuses Pro-Life lobby we define a leader as a politician who does two things:

1. Sponsor the right bill

2.Use the rules to force a vote when the party bosses threaten them.

We will never end baby killing if we don’t get recorded votes to hold the politicians who say they are pro-life accountable.

There is only one Virginia politician who has been a leader for the babies. 

No it is not Ken Cuccinelli or Mark Obenshain. 

They have done good things but have not been leaders.

The only leader for the babies in Virginia is Delegate Bob Marshall.

Bob Marshall has courageously stood up to party boss Speaker Bill Howell to force recorded votes. 

In fact, he sponsored the 2007 Life at Conception Act and used the rules to force a vote.

Speaker Howell was so furious with Marshall that he took away a Chairmanship from Marshall for refusing to play party boss ball.

Even though Marshall lost the vote – put in vote number and link – it put so-called pro-life Delegate Dave Nutter on the record.

Delegate Nutter sponsored the bill with Marshall and then stabbed the babies in the back by voting no.

It cost Nutter his seat as outraged pro-life Virginians remembered Nutter’s betrayal in 2011 when Nutter ran for Senate.

Now that you know how we at VFL define a pro-life leader let me give the grades for the upcoming state-wide races.

At VFL we only give the coveted A+ to proven leaders.





Virginians For Life Pro-Life Report Card  

VFL Voter Education Project

E.W. Jackson(R)   A Lt. Governor Great message for Lt. Governor, no bills  or recorded votes yet.
 Mark Obenshain (R)  
 Attorney General

Has sponsored bills and spoken for the babies on Senate floor. Refused to use rules to force vote in Senate on Bob Marshall’s HB

1, the Personhood of the Baby Bill. 

 Ken Cuccinelli (R)    B  Governor
Good record in the past but sold out to abortion lobby and Congressman Frank Wolf on Rape and Incest.  Currently he has no substantial message about the babies at his campaign for Governor web site or in his literature.

Mark Herring (D)

  D  Attorney General  Pro-Child Killing
 Ralph Northam (D)   D  Lt. Governor  Pro-Child Killing

Terry McAuliffe (D)

  F  Governor  Supports Child Killing on demand and supporter of Baby Killing Inc. A.k.a. Planned Parenthood

Please lobby the politicians at the only time they listen – election time.

 Call Ken Cuccinelli at and tell him to at least spell out his pro-life beliefs and what actions he would take for babies if elected governor.

And please send as generous a donation as possible by clicking www.Virginiansforlife.org or write a check to VFL at PO Box 1620, Front Royal, VA 22630 to help us mobilize pro-life Virginians on November 5th.

Without your generosity VFL won’t have the funds to survey the House of Delegate races and mobilize in the Statewide races.