Biography - Updated: September 2010
In 1986, Mark Crutcher committed to working in the pro-life movement full time after years as an outspoken and uncompromised opponent of
legalized abortion. At that time, he created the Life Activist Seminar and eventually trained more than 15,000 pro-life activists across
the United States and Canada. Then, in 1992, he founded Life Dynamics which has since become widely acknowledged as one of the most
innovative and professional pro-life organizations in America.
Under Mark's direction, Life Dynamics has created an extensive litigation support system that helps women sue the abortionists
who kill, injure, or sexually assault them. Mark's group also carries out aggressive direct mail campaigns within the medical
community designed to discourage doctors and nurses from entering the abortion business. Life Dynamics has also developed
strategies and products for crisis pregnancy centers that have been praised by the people who work in these facilities.
Mark may be best known for his bold undercover operations that have exposed shocking and even illegal activities inside the
abortion industry. It was a Life Dynamics sting that caught Planned Parenthood and others in the abortion industry operating
a nationwide pedophile protection ring, and another one that documented how abortion clinics make extra profit by selling the
body parts of the babies they kill. The success of Mark's covert surveillance efforts led one New York newspaper to label
Life Dynamics "the CIA of the pro-life movement."
In 1996, Mark authored the book, Lime 5, an exposé that has become
the recognized standard for people who want to know what
really goes on inside the American abortion industry. Among his numerous other writings is the pro-life handbook, On Message,
as well as Access, the Key to Pro-Life Victory
and the pocket guide, ProLife Answers and many hard-hitting flyers used by pro-lifers across the country.
Articles about Mark and Life Dynamics have been published in both Time and Newsweek and he has written for The Christian
American, All About Issues, and Focus on the Family's Citizen magazine. He has also appeared on many local and national
television news outlets including ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, the CBS Evening News, Fox News, Nightline, 20/20,
the O'Rilley Factor, and the 700 Club. He is also a regular contributor to World Net Daily, American Family Radio,
Family News in Focus and the USA Radio Network.
In 1999, Mark launched LifeTalk as the nation's first pro-life television talk show. Today, his co-hosts include Father
Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life; Cherie Johnson, Troy Newman, the national leader of Operation Rescue;
Dr. Johnny Hunter, the president of America's largest black pro-life organization; and Janet Morana, co-founder of Silent No More.
In 2002, Mark received the first annual Cardinal Von Galen Award from Human Life International and, in 2004, he was
given the Cardinal O'Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award. In 2009, he was also given the Blogger of the Year award
by American Life League.
Among Life Dynamics' latest projects is a revolutionary new campaign designed to increase African-American participation
in the pro-life movement. One part of this effort is a stunning documentary film called Maafa 21 that, in just over two
hours, leaves no doubt that the driving force behind the legalization of abortion was eugenics and racial genocide. More
than 20,000 copies of Maafa 21 have already been distributed on DVD and it is being shown at theaters, churches, college
campuses and conventions across the country. On two occasions, it has even been shown at the Congressional Visitors
Center in Washington, DC. But even more impressive is that, in March of 2010, Maafa 21 was the featured film at the
Jubilee Festival in Selma, Alabama, commemorating the 45th anniversary of the march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
This historic event has come to be known as "Bloody Sunday" and many consider it to be a turning point for the
American civil rights movement.
Mark lives in Denton, Texas, with his wife of 39 years, Tulane, and their daughter, Sheila, attends the
University of North Texas.