Mom, Daughters Launch Pro-Life Fashion Line; Name Abby Johnson Global Ambassador, May 25, 2019 by Penny Starr

Carla Daddesi and Abby Johnson have a few things in common.

Both are moms and pro-life activists. Daddesi prayed outside of Planned Parenthood clinics as a teen, and Johnson once directed a Planned Parenthood clinic before an epiphany moment that led to her new career as an author and leader in the pro-life movement.

And now the two women are joining forces to promote what they believe to be the first line of “pro-life fashion” that celebrates a culture of life, provides women with beautiful and modest clothing, and raises money for pro-life organizations.

Daddesi and her three teenager daughters — Vittoria, 18; Isabella, 16; and Giulia, 13; launched COL 1972 (Culture of Life and the year before the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision made legal abortion the law of the land) in January.

But it wasn’t high fashion that inspired the new company or Johnson joining the effort as the brand’s global ambassador. It was the desire to find a practical way to advance their Christian faith and pro-life values.

Daddesi said she was shocked to discover how many fashion brands support Planned Parenthood, as detailed in a Forbes magazine article during Fashion Week in New York City. The list of 40 companies names many popular brands, including Kate Spade and Tory Burch.

Pink buttons that read “Fashion stands with Planned Parenthood” were passed out along the runways.

Daddesi and her daughter had already established a boycott mentality when it came to not supporting any business that supports the abortion industry. But this time it led to an even bigger idea — a brand that gave women beautiful clothes and a clean conscious. 

“The joke was we had to start a fashion line if we wanted to get clothes,” D'Addesi told Breitbart News.


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