Janet (Folger) Porter is the Founder and President of Faith2Action, the nation’s largest network of pro-family groups and a pro-active arm of the pro-family movement. Janet traveled the nation for two years, interviewing 100 of our nation's leaders, to produce what David Barton says "may be the most important documentary on marriage yet." Light Wins: How to Overcome the Criminalization of Christianity, released in March 2015, is designed to enlighten and equip Christians to push back the darkness threatening marriage and our freedoms.
Janet authored the first Heartbeat Bill, introduced in Ohio in 2011, to legally protect unborn babies whose heartbeats can be detected--now the nation's most protective pro-life laws in Arkansas and North Dakota (passed in 2013). Heartbeat Bills have been introduced in more than a dozen states.
Janet hosts a 60-second daily radio commentary which airs in more than 300 markets (including the American Family Radio and the Bott radio networks), also available at: F2A.org. She has authored five books: The Criminalization of Christianity, True to Life, What's a Girl to Do While Waiting for Mr. Right? Truth to Go, and :30 Seconds to Common Sense.
Janet served as the National Director of the Center for Reclaiming America, founded by Dr. D. James Kennedyand asLegislative Director of Ohio Right to Life where she successfully lobbied for passage of the nation's first Partial-Birth Abortion ban, which sparked the national debate in Congress and throughout the country. She also secured passage of the Woman's Right to Know Law (and 24 hour waiting period), Parental Consent, Fetal Homicide, clinic regulations, adoption reform, patient protection, and de-funding of abortion. Janet served as a weekly columnist for WorldNetDaily, and is a daily contributor to BarbWire.com. She serves as Vice President on the board of the Oak Initiative, and is a frequent speaker on the subjects of life, marriage, and pro-active strategies to advance the Kingdom of God.
Janet has appeared on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Evening News, 20/20, Nightline, CBS This Morning, FOX News, The O’Reilly Factor, Huckabee, Greta Van Susteren, Hardballwith Chris Matthews, CNN’s Inside Politics and CNN Headline News, as well as syndicated programs such as Hard Copyand Extra. Janet has been profiled in The New York Times, People magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and named one of the 10 most fascinating faces in Miami Metro Magazine.
She has debated Jack Kevorkian,Planned Parenthood president, Gloria Feldt, National Organization of Women (NOW) president, Kim Gandy, former NOW president, Patricia Ireland, Elizabeth Birch, former President of The Human Rights Campaign, as well as spokespeople from the ACLU, NARAL, GLSEN, and atheist organizations.
With the help of national leaders and a team of volunteers, Janet hosted the Values Voter Presidential Debate in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida onSeptember 17, 2007. It was described by Governor Mike Huckabee in his book, Do the Right Thing as: “the fairest and most objective of any of the debates we ever had in the entire campaign.”
Janet has received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Christian Humanitarian Service from the South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. She graduated with honors from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor's and Masters Degree in Communication.
“… the spunky life of the pro-life movement …Janet Folger…America’s liveliest pro-life champion … a great storyteller and public-policy comedienne… (with) a gift for making the pro-life position at once accessible and compelling …I caught her last week at Reed College and Portland State University… Janet Folger who engaged the abortion-rights champions, young and old, in the audience…was unbending, often confronting, but took up their often edgy challenges with a charming, even loving directness.”
- David Reinhard, The Oregonian, February 12, 2006
"Janet Loves the word 'impossible'…there are people around the country who can't wait to see what Janet Folger is going to do next."
“She kicked my a—“ - Susannah Sagan, former Executive Director of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), Ohio, Miami Herald, August 12, 1998
"Janet Folger is a true leader in the battle for life. She will leave you with renewed confidence and courage to continue the fight."
"In the fight to preserve and defend family-friendly values in this age, I am comforted that Janet Folger is on our side." - Gary Bauer, American Values
“Janet is the adrenaline in the body of Christ.”–Craig Roberts, KFAX, San Francisco, California
"...a dynamic speaker who captivates her audience."