Free the States has shut down and T. Russell Hunter and the rest of the former Free the States team are now working to abolish abortion as Abolitionists Rising.

Since 2018, Free the States has sought to abolish abortion through various projects primarily focused on asserting state sovereignty and legislative initiatives.  Through your partnership, we have been able to help drive the national narrative and make significant progress for the cause of preborn children and abolition during this time.   We thank you for your support in these efforts, as it enabled us to remain engaged in the fight.

However, with the current cultural and political landscape, we recognize the need to refocus our efforts on establishing a robust, nationwide Abolition Movement.  This requires renewed cultural engagement, education, and an emphasis on national repentance.  We strive to help build a movement united under biblical ideology and commitment to Christ, never compromising on those core principles.  We aim to be catalyst for that movement and a resource for abolitionists all over the nation.

To best achieve these long-held goals, we are shutting down Free the States and restructuring under a new organization, Abolitionists Rising.  This new organization is currently active and is in the process of becoming a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization.  It will maintain former Free the States staff and has established a robust board of directors.

The team has already been hard at work.  We are building a website that will contain many resources, including a knowledge center, The Norman Statement, regular news updates, and ways to connect with other abolitionists in your area.  We are expanding our social media outreach, which already has seen huge success with nearly two million views per day across our various platforms.  We have plans for even more high-quality educational videos, podcasts, and documentaries.  We will be overhauling and restocking the gear store with tons of new and engaging gear.  Also, mark your calendars for the 2024 Abolition Now Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina April 18-21, which we intend to make the biggest and most culturally engaging conference yet.

Donations to Free the States will no longer be active, but your continued support is critical to keeping Abolitionists Rising driving forward.  We have never wanted support to be a substitute for individual action in the ways God has gifted you, but it has enabled us to put consistent effort towards the cause, and for that we thank you.  If you see value in this organization and the impact it brings, please consider restarting your donations to Abolitionists Rising.