Wade, in the meantime he would like to work with pro-choice groups like Planned Parenthood who state they want to make abortion "safe, legal and rare" towards the shared goal of making abortion less common. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) introduced a sonogram bill in 2011 and – citing Focus on the Family – told Congress that "78 percent of women who see and hear the fetal heartbeat choose life." She was later corrected by Focus on the Family, which released a statement saying they did not release such data.
Focus on The Family Radio Theatre is a series of audio dramas adapting classic literature, mystery mini-series and biographical productions, extending its reach to the mainstream as well as the Christian audience.
Focus on the Family's stated mission is "nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide". Psychologists, psychiatrists, and social scientists have criticized Focus on the Family for trying to misrepresent their research to bolster FOTF's fundamentalist political agenda and ideology.
The core promotional activities of the organization include a daily radio broadcast by its president Jim Daly and his colleagues, providing free resources according to Focus on the Family views, and publishing magazines, videos, and audio recordings.
Focus on the Family formed Love Won Out, an ex-gay ministry, in 1998 and sold it to Exodus International in 2009.
(Exodus ceased activities in June 2013, issuing a statement which repudiated its aims and apologized for the harm their pursuit has caused to LGBT people; see Exodus International#Closure.) Focus on the Family's Wait No More ministry works with adoption agencies, church leaders and ministry partners to recruit families to adopt children from foster care.
In 23 June 2017, Vice president Mike Pence on behalf of the Trump administration attended the organization's 40th anniversary celebration, he praised James Dobson and stated that President Donald Trump is an ally of the organization and that his administration support its goals, including the abolition of Planned Parenthood.It began in 1987 as Family Portraits, starring John Avery Whittaker (aka "Whit").It was renamed Odyssey USA in November 1987 and took on its present name, Adventures in Odyssey, in April 1988.FOTF officials said that ultrasound services help a woman better understand her pregnancy and baby's development, creating an important "bonding opportunity" between "mother and unborn child".The Option Ultrasound Program reported in 2014 that it has helped prevent more than 270,000 abortions since 2004.The endeavor began through the efforts of Adventures in Odyssey producers Dave Arnold and Paul Mc Cusker, along with casting director Philip Glassborow based in England.