Mark Crutcher

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Mark Crutcher
Born Marcus Hotchkiss Crutcher III
1948 (age 68–69)
United States
Occupation Activist, author, film director

Marcus Hotchkiss "Mark" Crutcher III (born 1948) is an American pro-life activist and author. He is the founder and president of Life Dynamics Inc. (LDI) and creator of the documentary Maafa 21. He is from Denton, Texas.

Biography[edit]

Crutcher was involved in marketing, particularly in the automotive field, before turning to pro-life activism in 1987. He developed Life Activist Seminar, a workshop for pro-life activists. He has conducted approximately 140 of these seminars in 31 U.S. states and in Canada, with more than 15,000 people participating.[1]

In founding Life Dynamics, Crutcher said that he wanted to fill gaps left by other pro-life organizations. One shortcoming he noticed was in what he called professional "counter-intelligence or intelligence-gathering". Crutcher's organization focuses its effort on gathering data on abortion-providing facilities and pro-choice organizations.[2]

Activities[edit]

Crutcher is credited with pioneering the strategy of recruiting what he called “spies for life” to find information about abortion providers in order to harass them out of business.[3][4] Crucher inspired David Daleiden who was responsible for the “baby parts” investigation of Planned Parenthood.[4] As of December 2015, Crutcher said he is planning to “unleash a whole army of David Daleidens” to spy on abortion providers "in every part of the country."[5]

Publications[edit]

Crutcher has written for:

He is the author of:

  • Lime 5, described on the LDI web site as, "an exposé of the abortion industry".[6][7]

He has also written strategy manuals for pro-life activists:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mark Crutcher". (n.d.); retrieved August 23, 2006
  2. ^ Gosgnach, Tony (April 2005). Q & A with: Mark Crutcher, The Interim; retrieved August 23, 2006
  3. ^ Rightwingwatch.org
  4. ^ a b Pfaw.org
  5. ^ Rightwingwatch.org
  6. ^ Crutcher, Mark (1996). Lime 5: Exploited by Choice. Life Dynamics. ISBN 0-9648886-0-2. 
  7. ^ "Life 5, Get the Facts on Abortion", (n.d.); retrieved August 23, 2006
  8. ^ "SpeakOut Illinois 2006 Speakers" (2006); retrieved August 23, 2006
  9. ^ "Pro-Life Letters to the Editor" (n.d.); retrieved August 23, 2006

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