Fired for Refusing to Do Abortions Wins Major Court Case. A Polish Catholic doctor who lost her job for
refusing to insert abortifacient devices has had her case upheld by a Norwegian Court. Katarzyna Jachimowicz, an
experienced family doctor who moved from Poland with her family to the municipality of Sauherad in Norway in 2010 to respond
to the country's shortage of medical professionals, became the first medical professional in Norway sacked for exercising her
Blocks Texas Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb. In a disappointing but not wholly
unexpected ruling, a liberal Texas judge blocked a law Thursday that would protect unborn babies from dismemberment
abortions. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel blocked Texas Senate Bill 8 one day before it would have gone into effect,
according to the Tribune News Service. Signed into law earlier this summer, Texas Senate Bill 8 prohibits dismemberment
abortions, a method typically used in the second trimester to kill nearly fully-formed, living unborn babies. It is a
barbaric and dangerous procedure in which the unborn baby is ripped apart in the womb and pulled out in pieces while his or
her heart is still beating.
first state under Donald Trump to ensure abortion stays legal. Delaware has become the first US state since
Donald Trump became president to ensure that abortion will remain legal, even if the US leader appoints judges who will rule
against abortion rights. Democratic Governor John Carney Jr signed into law a bill that removed restrictions on
abortions from state law, making Delaware the eighth state to guarantee women the right to an abortion.
Texas enacts new abortion
restrictions that include tissue disposal. The Texas governor has signed into law new abortion restrictions
that include requiring abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetal tissue through burial or cremation, despite a block on
the regulation already imposed by a U.S. court. Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed what is known as Senate Bill 8
into law on Tuesday [6/6/2017] and it takes effect from Sept. 1. It also includes a ban on the most common method of
Governor Mary Fallin Signs Bills Into Law to Save Babies From Abortion and Stop Euthanasia. Governor Mary Fallin on
Friday [5/19/2017] signed into law the "Choosing Childbirth Act," HB 1703. This was one of three bills Oklahomans For Life
urged the Oklahoma legislature to enact this session. Thanks to you who responded to our requests for contacts with legislators,
two of the three bills became law. The Choosing Childbirth Act establishes a program to promote, incentivize, and provide support
for pregnancy resource centers, also known as "crisis pregnancy centers." Pregnancy resource centers are pro-life facilities,
often staffed by volunteers, that provide alternatives to abortion. They assist a pregnant woman in carrying her child to term by
providing counseling, ultrasounds, prenatal care, parenting classes, maternity clothes, adoption options, and other goods and services.
Recognizes Abortion As Murder. On Monday, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a resolution selecting
abortion to be murder and criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions allowing women to seek "elective abortions," The
Hill reports. The resolution "carries no wait of law," but states that the Supreme Court "overstepp[ed] its authority
and jurisdiction" in landmark cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which "affirmed" a woman's right
to seek an abortion. The resolution calls on public officials to "stop the murder of innocent unborn children by
abortion," and commands the Oklahoma Supreme Court to "stay out" of any future cases involving state abortion law.
Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions on Unborn Babies. A bill to ban late-term abortions in
Tennessee is headed to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk this week. The state House passed the bill Wednesday [5/3/2017] in
a 68-18 vote, after the state Senate passed it Monday [5/1/2017] with similarly strong support. The Tennessee Infants Protection
Act would protect viable, late-term unborn babies from abortion in the state. It would prohibit abortions at 24 weeks,
and require abortion clinics to assess whether an unborn child is viable starting at 20 weeks. If the unborn baby is
determined to be viable at that point, that abortion also would be illegal. Doctors could face felony charges for violating
House Passes Pro-Life Bill Saying There is No Right to Abortion. Alabama lawmakers are preparing for the day when Roe v. Wade is
overturned. Abortion will not become illegal immediately when Roe is overturned; instead, the power to legislate abortion will return to the
states. On Thursday [3/16/2017], the Alabama House passed a bill that would protect unborn babies' right to life in the event that Roe is
overturned; legislators voted 67-14 in favor of the measure, Alabama Media Group reports. The Associated Press reports the bill would amend
the state constitution to declare Alabama a "right to life" state. If the bill passes the state Senate, the amendment also would have to be
approved by voters on the 2018 ballot.
negates Obama's pro-abortion rule. Congress is on a path to reverse a last-minute gift from former President
Obama to Planned Parenthood. On Thursday, the U.S. House took up — and passed on a 230-188 vote —
a resolution to reverse the Obama edict that says states cannot deny funding to federal "family-planning" groups such as
Planned Parenthood that also perform abortions. Congressman Jim Banks (R-Indiana) yesterday [2/16/2017] spoke on the
House floor in support of H.J. Res. 43. "In December, the Obama administration finalized a misguided rule
which dictates that states must send Title X family planning grant money to abortion-providers," he stated.
"Even more, this rule also threatens to deprive non-compliant states of all Title X family planning funds."
bill in Oklahoma would require fathers to approve procedure. A bill that would require the fathers of unborn
children to approve abortions is under consideration in Oklahoma, in a move seen by pro-life advocates as an attempt to bring
men back into the parenting fold but by pro-choice activists as an unconstitutional provision that takes autonomy away from
women. HB 1441 cleared the House Public Health Committee on Tuesday by a 5-2 vote. The bill would require
pregnant women seeking abortions to provide "written informed consent of the father of the fetus." Rep. Justin
Humphrey, who introduced the bill, said giving men responsibilities over their children prior to birth would make them more
involved parents afterward.
Facts about Roe v. Wade. Yesterday marked the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe
v. Wade, which established a woman's constitutional right to an abortion and made unconstitutional most state
efforts to regulate abortion practices. The ruling rested on incredibly shaky legal reasoning, as the seven justices in
the majority manufactured a mysterious "right to privacy," discovered in the due-process clause of the 14th Amendment, to
establish a woman's right to choose abortion. In addition, in the majority opinion, Justice Harry Blackmun found that
"the word 'person', as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn," plausibly the most flawed legal
argument since the dehumanizing decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford. Even aside from these fundamental
weaknesses, the details of how the case played out in court are often obscured by the pro-abortion-rights movement. If
more Americans were aware of these little-known facts, more might oppose Roe and give credence to arguments in favor
of unborn life.
Deconstructing Roe v.
Wade. Justice Blackmun throughout his decision wrongly distinguished between life and human life — wrongly because
DNA proves it is human life. So it makes no sense to say, as he does in several places, that it is "potential" human life.
If human life is the criterion, pro-lifers win. All they need to prove is that the entity in the womb is living, not dead, and
it is human, not a chimp or a plant. Undeterred, pro-choicers make the debate narrower by requiring pro-lifers to define
personhood, even though Blackman dismissed it as too vague (Sec. IX). Fair enough. Let's follow Blackmun's lead
and not define it, because any definition would go beyond the scope and intent of the Fourteenth Amendment (where the word "person"
appears several times) and because DNA tells us clearly and simply that it is human life. Next question: Is the human life
a being? Of course it is. It fits the criteria of any being: it exists, has its own identity (so says DNA), has
properties (e.g., black skin or white skin, and so says DNA for other properties), is distinct from everything else (e.g., from its
twin or mother with their own DNA), exists in relation to other beings (e.g., its twin or its mother), and so on. Building
on this bedrock, society must protect the prenatal growing, living human being. Justice Blackmun's assessment of human
life, however, was confused, primitive, and now outdated.
I Still Believe Roe Was One of Most 'Colossally Erroneous' Decisions of All Time. During the first day of
confirmation hearings Tuesday for Sen. Jeff Session (R-Ala.) as U.S. attorney general, Sessions said he would "respect"
and "follow" Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, although he still thinks it's "one of
the worst colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time." Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) questioned
Sessions on his past comments regarding legalized abortion, saying, "You have referred to Roe v. Wade as 'one of the
worst colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time.' Is that still your view?" "It is. I believe it
violated the Constitution and really attempted to set policy and not follow law. It is the law of the land. It
has been so established and settled for quite a long time, and it deserves respect, and I would respect it and follow it,"
The Editor says...
"The law of the land" originates in the Congress, not the Supreme Court.
approves bill to ban all abortions after the heartbeat of the fetus is first detected. Lawmakers in Ohio have
backed a bill that would see all abortions banned once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The Republican-controlled
state House voted to approve the the so-called 'heartbeat bill' yesterday [12/5/2016] after it passed in the Senate earlier
in the day. The bill, which now must be approved by Ohio state governor John Kasich to become law, would become one of
American's most stringent on abortion.
Senate Passes Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby's Heartbeat Begins. The Ohio State Senate today
passed legislation that would ban all abortions after an unborn baby's heart begins to beat. An unborn child's heart
begins to beat at 22 days after conception or earlier. Should the measure be approved by the full Ohio State
Legislature and be signed into law, the legislation would likely be struck down in court as has been the case and two other
states — Arkansas and North Dakota.
you want to save innocent life, here's what you must do. It seems logical to conclude that by constantly
attacking Trump and his supporters, the NeverTrumpers are effectively advancing Mrs. Clinton's abortion regime.
Yet there are still some Republicans — including prominent figures such as Jeb Bush and John Kasich —
who can still not bring themselves to live up to their pledge to support their party's nominee. They cite not
only his temperament but his "failure to show any capacity to learn about conservatism."
Senate Committee Approves Bill Banning Abortion After 20 Weeks. A Pennsylvania Senate judiciary committee passed a bill
Tuesday [7/12/2016] that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. The bill passed the committee in a 9-5 vote,
reports The Philly Mag. All Republicans on the committee voted for it, while all the Democrats voted against it. The bill
already passed the House with a 132-65 vote. HB 1948 would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, unless the
woman's life is in danger or the doctor believes that major bodily harm will come to the woman if an abortion is not performed.
physician's view of the Supreme Court's decision on abortion. Recent and gruesome history has made clear that abortion
shops, including those that perform dangerous second and third trimester abortions, have too often operated under inadequate scrutiny
and control from state and federal health officials. Nevertheless, a majority of Supreme Court Justices said Monday [6/27/32016]
in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt that the state of Texas could not prove that the regulations passed by the legislature
were really there to protect women, since abortions result in few life threatening complications. They compared the procedure
of abortion to a colonoscopy or liposuction.
activism over abortion could drive conservatives to back Trump. The [Supreme] Court ruled in Whole Woman's
Health v. Hellerstedt on Monday [6/27/2016] that two Texas regulations on abortion clinics impose an unconstitutional
"undue burden" on the right to an abortion. With the task of filling at least one vacant seat on the Supreme Court left
to the next president, Republican strategist Michael McKenna said a heightened emphasis on judicial activism could drive
undecided conservatives to turn out for Mr. Trump in November.
SCOTUS, a new era of judicial interference. The Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health v.
Hellerstedt marks a dramatic escalation in the controversial jurisprudence of abortion. For more than 40 years, the
high court has indulged the dubious proposition that the Constitution itself places unborn children beyond the protection of
the law from the private violence of abortion. But before this decision, the Supreme Court would also at least permit
states to adopt some ancillary measures that its elected officials believed would offer additional health and safety
protections for women seeking abortions.
Court strikes down Texas abortion law. The Supreme Court on Monday [6/27/2016] struck down a Texas law
regulating abortion clinics, delivering a 5-3 decision that was the high court's first major foray into the abortion issue in
nine years. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion for the court, with Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader
Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joining him. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and
Clarence Thomas dissented. "We agree with the District Court that the surgical center requirement, like the
admitting-privileges requirement, provides few, if any, health benefits for women, poses a substantial obstacle to
women seeking abortions, and constitutes an 'undue burden' on their constitutional right to do so," Breyer wrote.
may not restore lost abortion clinics despite ruling. Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to
clinics are likely to continue in Texas for months and maybe years despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions
that since 2013 have drastically reduced the number of providers statewide.
Best Quotes From Clarence Thomas's Texas Abortion Dissent. [#6] ["]The Court has simultaneously transformed
judicially created rights like the right to abortion into preferred constitutional rights, while disfavoring many of the rights
actually enumerated in the Constitution. But our Constitution renounces the notion that some constitutional rights are more
equal than others. A plaintiff either possesses the constitutional right he is asserting, or not — and if not,
the judiciary has no business creating ad hoc exceptions so that others can assert rights that seem especially important to
vindicate. A law either infringes a constitutional right, or not; there is no room for the judiciary to invent tolerable
degrees of encroachment.["]
lauds abortion decision from Supreme Court. President Obama on Monday [6/27/2016] lauded the Supreme Court's
decision to block Texas from enforcing one of the strictest abortion laws in the country. "I am pleased to see the
Supreme Court protect women's rights and health today," Obama said in a statement. "These restrictions harm women's
health and place an unconstitutional obstacle in the path of a woman's reproductive freedom." The 5-3 ruling of the
court was celebrated by Democrats and women's rights groups who argued the Texas law would make it virtually impossible for
women in the Lone Star State to obtain an abortion.
Swoons Over Abortion Activists After SCOTUS Ruling; 'It's a Party Right Here!' ABC was the last of the "big
three" networks to break in Monday morning [6/27/2016] with the Supreme Court's ruling striking down a pro-life Texas law,
but they didn't hold back their approval as the assembled cast of smiling correspondents hailed the "fairly sweeping decision" and
expressed glee at the "party right here" by abortion activists "lining up since 4:00 am. to witness this moment."
governor vetoes bill that would criminalize abortion. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed a bill
that would criminalize abortion procedures in the state. The decision to veto the bill, which likely would have opened
up the state to lawsuits from abortion rights supporters, comes at a time when Fallin is considered a possible running mate
for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. "The bill is so ambiguous and so vague that doctors cannot be
certain what medical circumstances would be considered 'necessary to preserve the life of the mother,'" Fallin, a Republican,
said in a statement.
Refuses ACLU Demand to Force Catholic Hospitals to Perform Abortions. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
took one on the chin Monday [4/11/2016] when a federal district judge dismissed a lawsuit against a multistate Catholic-run
healthcare chain. Score another win for religious liberty, not to mention unborn children. The ACLU sued Michigan-based
Trinity Health Corporation last July for not making abortion available for women who use their facilities for live births.
The complaint is part of the ACLU's nationwide campaign to use the courts to force Catholic and other faith-run facilities to
violate their beliefs. In this effort, they're allied with the Obama administration, which has attempted through ObamaCare
to force the Little Sisters of the Poor and other faith-based groups, along with Christian-owned companies like Hobby Lobby, to
Abortion Bill Requires Anesthesia for Babies Being Aborted. In an unprecedented move, Utah takes the fight for
unborn life a step further. While Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was busy vetoing a bill to defund the nation's
leading abortion provider, Governor Gary Herbert of Utah was signing a bill requiring anesthesia to be given to unborn babies
being aborted at 20 weeks or more. S.B. 234 was signed into law on March 28 and has given the pro-abortion advocates
yet another hurdle to overcome as they race frantically, and often clumsily, toward their goal of justifying abortion at any cost.
Court Appears Sharply Divided as It Hears Texas Abortion Case. The Supreme Court appeared splintered on
Wednesday [3/3/2016] during arguments in a major abortion case that could affect the lives of millions of American women.
The court's four liberal justices were adamant that restrictions imposed by a Texas law on the state's abortion providers served
no medical purpose and could not pass constitutional muster. But two of the more conservative justices said there was
little evidence that abortion clinics in Texas had closed or would close because of the law.
The law "could not pass constitutional muster" implies that the Constitution guarantees the right to an abortion,
which it clearly does not.
Court temporarily blocks Louisiana abortion law. The Supreme Court granted a request Friday [3/4/2016] from a
Louisiana abortion clinic to temporarily block a state law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local
hospitals while the case is challenged in court. The court gave little explanation for granting the request in the case,
known as June Medical Services LLC v. Gee other than to say its decision is consistent with actions it took last summer
to block a similar law in Texas.
introduced to ban late-term abortions. Sen. Bill Sharer, R-Farmington, introduced two bills targeting late-term abortion Friday [1/29/2016]
in the New Mexico Senate. Senate Bill 243 would ban late-term and partial-birth abortions except for when the woman's life is in danger and, in
those situations, the doctor would be required to do everything possible to save the baby's life. Senate Bill 242 has similar provisions, but
also allows for late-term abortions if the pregnancy is the result of incest or rape. Both bills define late-term abortion as any abortion occurring
after the woman has been pregnant for 20 weeks.
The Coming Liberal Disaster
at the Supreme Court. [Scroll down] After the Republican landslides in the 2010 midterm elections, more than a dozen states
tightened their restrictions on abortion. No state banned abortion altogether, but several came close. Some have banned
abortion after the twentieth week of pregnancy, and others have imposed requirements on clinics that make them virtually impossible
to operate. In Texas, the new rules would require all but nine abortion providers in the state to close their doors.
It's true that, in June, five Justices (the liberals plus Kennedy) issued a stay, preventing the law from going into effect; but
Kennedy has favored limits on abortion in recent years, and there is every reason to believe he will support these new ones, too.
Justice Dept. backs Planned Parenthood against La. Gov. Jindal. The Obama administration has sided with Planned
Parenthood in its effort to keep its contract with Louisiana, arguing in a court filing that the state's decision to defund
the organization may be in violation of the federal Medicaid Act. The Justice Department filed a "statement of interest"
late Monday in favor of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, arguing that "thus far, Louisiana has not proffered sufficient reasons
to terminate Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Inc. ("PPGC") from its Medicaid program."
Court Allows Texas Abortion Clinics to Remain Open. The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief
Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr.
voting to deny the stay. The case concerns two parts of a state law that imposes strict requirements
on abortion providers. One requires all abortion clinics in the state to meet the standards for
"ambulatory surgical centers," including regulations concerning buildings, equipment and staffing.
The other requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
Abortive Renee Ellmers. This week, I was getting minute by minute reports from an
Alabama conservative reporting on the House passage of HR 7, which would defend the unborn by
defunding Planned Parenthood, barring taxpayer funds for abortions. This welcome passage
coincides with the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a disastrous legal decision which took the power
of life and liberty away from the mother, the unborn child, in many instances the father, and the
fostering of local communities. Liberal and conservative jurists have blasted that decision,
arguing against its poor legal logic and its one-size-fits-all judicial activism.
stop parts of Texas abortion law. The Supreme Court on Tuesday [10/14/2014] blocked
key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in
America's second most-populous state.
court allows Texas abortion regulations to take effect. A divided federal appeals
court ruled Thursday evening [10/2/2014] to allow Texas's tough new abortion regulations to take effect, a
decision that is expected to force all but seven clinics in the state to close. The ruling from a
three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals at least temporarily reversed a
decision by a local judge who struck down two provisions of the law as unconstitutional in August.
The Christian Science Monitor laments: Most
Texas abortion clinics shut down as abortion rights recede in South. Texas, America's
second-most populous state behind California, saw 13 of its last abortion clinics turn away women on
Friday, after a federal appeals court upheld a law that practically guarantees that only a handful
of clinics will remain open in the state. The strictest-of-its-kind Texas law requires abortion
providers to build hospital-grade facilities and obtain sometimes impossible-to-get hospital
Allows Texas to Enforce Anti-Abortion Law. A federal appeals court Thursday gave Texas
permission to fully enforce a sweeping abortion law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry last year
that would effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America's second-most populous state.
enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period. Missouri women seeking abortions will face one
of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact
a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.
Finds Texas Abortion Rules Unconstitutional. Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal
judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling
that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.
Ohio abortion rules close decades-old clinic. Supporters of a Cincinnati area clinic
that is ending its surgical abortion services Friday [8/22/2014] say it is the latest victim of a political
attack — and that Ohio is at risk of losing even more of its abortion clinics. A state
law enacted in 2013 "seems like a deliberate Catch-22," said lawyer Dorothea Langsham, who represents the
Women's Med Center of Cincinnati. Its Lebanon Road Surgery Center in Sharonville, Ohio, is expected
to cease offering surgical abortions as of 4 p.m. Friday.
The Washington Post laments... Texas's
war on abortion is shuttering clinics throughout the Lone Star State. Abortion remains
legal in the United States, but states such as Texas are erecting legal impediments before clinics
that perform the procedure. In effect, 40 years after the Supreme Court's decision in
Roe v. Wade established the right to first-trimester abortion, pro-life groups and lawmakers
are negating its effects.
Two weeks later, the Washington Post continues... Admitting-privileges
laws have created high hurdle for abortion providers to clear. Among the raft of abortion
restrictions passed by states in the past few years, one did not initially gain much notice — a
requirement that doctors performing abortions obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital.
But the measure, which 11 states have passed in some form, has proved an especially high hurdle for
abortion providers to clear and a potent tool for antiabortion activists seeking to shut down abortion
clinics. Already, more than a dozen clinics have been shuttered in Texas as a result of that
state's admitting-privileges law, and at least one closed in Tennessee.
down 13 percent statewide in wake of new regulations. The number of abortions in Texas
decreased by about 13 percent statewide and 21 percent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley following the
passage of strict abortion regulations that went into effect last November, according to a report that academic
researchers released Wednesday [7/23/2014]. The study, by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project at the
University of Texas, which is analyzing the effects of reproductive health-related laws passed during the
last two legislative sessions, found that as the number of clinics that provide abortions declined, so did
the number of abortions performed statewide.
Appeals Court declares
portions of Wisconsin campaign finance law unconstitutional. In a ruling with stunning
implications on political speech in Wisconsin and beyond, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
declared unconstitutional portions of state campaign finance laws restricting issue advertising.
The 88-page decision handed down late Wednesday [5/14/2014] sides with Wisconsin Right to Life Inc. and its
state political action committee, which sued to block the enforcement of multiple state statutes
and rules against groups that spend money for political speech independently of candidates and
parties — so called issue advocacy groups.
People React to
This for a Reason. A stalled Senate bill with 40 co-sponsors, called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child
Protection Act, would limit abortions in the United States after 20 weeks — the point at which studies
have shown the unborn child has the ability to feel pain. [...] Poll after poll shows the majority of Americans
support such a measure and that women are more in favor of a 20-week limit than men. Even one in five people
who identify themselves as abortion rights supporters, according to an NBC News poll, are in favor of the cutoff.
Backs Banning Abortion After 20 Weeks. Continuing the bold pro-life direction of the party committee under
chairman Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee adopted a resolution Friday [5/9/2014] supporting legislation to ban
abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The RNC resolution comes ahead of Tuesday's one year anniversary of
Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell's murder conviction — which pro-life activists say prompted a series of
20-week abortion bans at the state level. "The Republican Party is proudly pro-life and this resolution shows
our support for this straightforward, simple pro-life initiative," resolution sponsor RNC Committeewoman Ellen
Barrosse of Delaware said in a statement Friday.
Roe and Gay
Marriage. [Scroll down] Legalized abortion was forced on the country in 1973 by
identical means. There was no public debate, no crisis that had to be met, no reason to establish
it by legal duress except that the liberal elites felt like it and thought they could get away with
it. [...] Roe contains next to nothing of legal reasoning, merely referring to a few earlier
cases and declaring out of thin air a "right" to abortion. [...] Legalized abortion was a product of
civil arrogance on a national scale. Would-be Solomons in black robes wreaked havoc on the status
quo in favor of the attitudes of a single social class. Although it took time, they were fairly
Supreme Court: 'Unborn Child Has Inalienable Right to Life From its Earliest Stages'. In a case
about a pregnant woman who used cocaine and endangered her unborn child, the Alabama Supreme Court affirmed
(8-1) that the word "child" includes "an unborn child," and that the law therefore "furthers the State's
interest in protecting the life of children from the earliest stages of their development." In his
concurring opinion, Alabama Chief Justice Roy S. Moore wrote that "an unborn child has an inalienable
right to life from its earliest stages of development," and added, "I write separately to emphasize that
the inalienable right to life is a gift of God that civil government must secure for all persons —
born and unborn."
passes bill to make killing fetuses a crime. Responding to the case of a Tampa-area woman who was tricked into
taking an abortion pill, Florida lawmakers passed legislation Wednesday [4/23/2014] that would make it a crime to kill or
injure a fetus at any stage of development.
gov. vetoes 'unconstitutional' abortion ban. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a bill late Friday [3/28/2014]
that would have banned abortion in West Virginia after 20 weeks. The Democratic governor said the
bill was unconstitutional and state legislators were quick to "trample the rights of women in West Virginia,"
according to CBS affiliate WOWK-TV. "I have vetoed HB 4588 because I am advised, by not only
attorneys from the legislature, but through my own legal team that this bill is unconstitutional," he said
in a statement.
appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules. A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas'
tough abortion restrictions that have led to the closure of nearly 20 clinics around the state, saying the new
rules don't jeopardize women's health. A panel of judges at the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of
Appeals overturned a lower court judge who said the rules violate the U.S. Constitution and served no medical
purpose. Despite the lower court's ruling, the appeals court already had allowed some rules to go into
effect while it considered the case. The latest decision means more regulations will begin later this year,
as scheduled, and sets the case up for a likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
US judge strikes
Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban. A federal judge Friday struck down Arkansas' attempt to ban most abortions beginning
12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, saying viability, not a heartbeat, remains the key factor in determining whether abortions
should be allowed.
Appeals court: NC cannot offer only
anti-abortion plates. A federal appeals court on Tuesday [2/11/2014] upheld a 2012 court ruling that North Carolina's decision
to issue special anti-abortion license plates is unconstitutional because the state doesn't offer similar plates supporting abortion rights.
In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the proposed "Choose Life" plates represent
"blatant viewpoint discrimination squarely at odds with the First Amendment."
cannot enforce abortion ban, Supreme Court rules. Arizona cannot enforce its ban on abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancies,
the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning [1/13/2014]. The justice rejected a bid by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to review
an appellate court ruling concluding the 2012 law is likely unconstitutional. The justices gave no reason for their decision in their
Late-Term Abortion Still the Issue in Texas.
Abortion-rights activists are celebrating this afternoon [10/28/2013] in the wake of the news that a federal court has struck down a provision of a controversial
Texas law. [...] Federal District Court Judge Lee Yeakel ruled the bill's provision demanding that all doctors performing abortions in Texas have admitting
privileges at hospitals was an unreasonable restriction of abortion rights. But the main parts of the legislation remain in place.
Federal judge rules part of Texas' new abortion law
is unconstitutional. Texas officials have appealed a decision made Monday in federal court that would block a part of the state's new abortion law
requiring doctors who perform an abortion to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled Monday [10/28/2013]
that the provision in the bill violates the rights of abortion doctors to do what they think is best for their patients and would unreasonably restrict a
woman's access to abortion clinics. Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an emergency appeal of Yeakel's order to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in
Judge: Texas Abortion Limits Unconstitutional. A federal appeals court didn't act on an emergency motion Tuesday [10/29/2013] that would've
allowed some new abortion restrictions to take effect in Texas, the latest step in a lengthy battle activists on both sides predicted would end up before
the U.S. Supreme Court.
European Parliament: Abortion Not a
Fundamental Human Right. On October 22, the European Parliament rejected a report that recommended nations of the European Union declare
abortion to be a human right. The Parliament also rejected the notion that abortion should be made available within all public health systems of member
nations. According to CNSNews.com, the 351-319 vote sent the measure back to its committee on women's rights and gender equality, an outcome its
supporters said was due to "intense lobbying by right-wing religious and political conservatives."
Indiana attorney general,
schools sue IRS over Obamacare mandates. The Internal Revenue Service is the target of a federal lawsuit filed today by the Indiana attorney general
on behalf of the state and 15 school corporations. The lawsuit challenges a new IRS regulation, according to a release from the AG's office, "that imposes
the costly 'employer mandate' requirements of the Affordable Care Act onto state and local governments."
Supreme Court Prepares for a Year of Big
Cases. In Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, the Court will consider whether the Oklahoma Supreme Court erred in
striking down a state law requiring abortion-inducing drugs only be used consistent with federal FDA safety protocols. The state court struck down the
law without any discussion. And in another abortion case, McCullen v. Coakley, the justices will decide whether a Massachusetts law creating a
buffer zone around abortion clinics, in which no one can approach a pregnant woman to offer her information or encouragement not to proceed with an abortion,
violates the First Amendment.
Roe vs. Wade: The Ugly, Unknown Story. It's not often that I
agree with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but she was right for more reasons than she probably realized when she said last year that the Supreme
Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade went "too far, too fast." Roe protected almost all abortions from the democratic process
and led to four decades in which, by even the most conservative estimates, 50 million American babies were aborted and pulled from their
Judge Blocks North Dakota's Six-Week Abortion Ban. A federal judge has bowed to pressure from pro-abortion forces, blocking
the implementation of a new North Dakota law that would ban the murderous procedure after the sixth week of pregnancy. [...] Marjorie
Dannenfelser of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List had a few choice words for the judge's decision to ride roughshod over the will
of the North Dakota electorate. "A single district judge is thwarting the pro-life legislation brought about by a surge of grassroots
momentum ... and passed by the majority of the North Dakota state Legislature," said Dannenfelser, noting that Hovland had ignored
scientific findings that offer clear evidence on the beginnings of human life in the womb.
Federal judge blocks North
Dakota's abortion law from taking effect. A U.S. District Court judge issued a temporary block on Monday [7/22/2013] to
North Dakota's new ban on abortions in cases where a heartbeat is detected in the fetus. The new state law could have an impact
on those who are as early as six weeks pregnant. Judge Daniel Hovland in Bismarck called the law "clearly invalid and unconstitutional,"
The Associated Press reported. He issued a temporary injunction that prevents the law from going into effect until at least Aug. 1.
The Editor says...
We do not have a representative democracy if one federal judge can block the legislature's work.
refuses to hear Planned Parenthood cases. The Supreme Court dealt a setback Tuesday [5/28/2013] to the campaign of abortion opponents
to "defund" Planned Parenthood. Without comment, the justices turned away Indiana's defense of a 2011 law that would ban all Medicaid funds to an
organization such as Planned Parenthood whose work includes performing abortions.
court strikes down Arizona's 20-week abortion ban. A federal court Tuesday struck down Arizona's ban on abortions
after 20 weeks of pregnancy absent a medical emergency. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the law violated
a woman's constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy before a fetus is able to survive outside the womb.
"Viability" of a fetus is generally considered to start at 24 weeks. Normal pregnancies run about 40 weeks.
FDA Rules 15-Year Olds Can Buy Abortion Pills
Over-the-Counter. On Tuesday, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the non-prescription sale of Plan B One-Step to
girls as young as 15 years old. While the approval did not include total over-the-counter access of Plan B for any age — which
many groups have pushed for and a federal lawsuit has threatened to force — the FDA's decision this week still seriously undermines parental
authority in minor children's health care.
Sins Of The Fourth Estate
(Part II). So much of the abortion issue has been a tissue of lies since the battle to legalize abortion began
in the early 1970s. Jane Roe's case went to the Supreme Court on a lie. Norma McCorvey aka Jane Roe had never been
raped and the statistics given by activists for back alley abortion deaths was magnified dramatically to influence and manipulate
a public outcry. Pro choice advocates like Whoopi Goldberg can wave coat hangers at women's rallies but shut a blind eye
to the nefarious treatment and deaths of desperate women at so-called women's health clinics. How did we get to the point
where so many people in the media accept the murder of full term babies born alive as a woman's right which must be protected?
A federal judge in New York recently ruled that the so-called morning-after birth control pill must be made available to all "women"
regardless of age or parental consent, and without a prescription. The judge determined that it was unfair for those under 16
to be denied access to such emergency contraceptives. But if vast numbers of girls younger than 16 need after-sex options to
prevent unwanted pregnancies, will there be a flood of statutory rape charges lodged against older teenagers who had such consensual
relations with younger girls?
State Bill Say It Would Restrict Abortions. A bill advancing through the Texas Legislature could drastically
decrease the number of legal abortion facilities in the state. Supporters of Senate Bill 537, which would increase
regulations for abortion facilities, say it will improve women's safety. But abortion rights advocates say that the bill
is a thinly veiled effort to close 37 of the state's 42 abortion facilities, and that it would reduce women's access
to legal abortion.
Andrew Cuomo's late-term abortion
push. Andrew Cuomo, who has been unafraid to make a splash during his time as governor of New York, is doing it again. The New York Times
reported over the weekend that the Democrat is set to push for a bill that would reduce the state's restrictions on late-term abortions, allowing for the
procedure when the woman's health is at stake rather than just, as current law states, when her life is in danger — a significantly lower
threshold. As the Times notes, Cuomo's move is particularly interesting because generally all the state-level movement on abortion in recent years
has been toward more rather than fewer restrictions.
Alabama Supreme Court deliver a blow to Roe v. Wade? Some pro-lifers think that the Alabama Supreme Court dealt a massive
blow to Roe v. Wade by specifically stating that the preborn child is a person (and therefore protected by the 14th Amendment).
The Court's ruling exposes 40 years of hypocrisy and delusions in American law resulting from the most diabolic decree ever issued by
an institution of man.
The Pro-Life March's New Young Face.
Forty years ago last week the Supreme Court declared that it found a hitherto unknown right in the Constitution, the right to have an abortion,
no questions asked. That is, no one save the pregnant woman could say nay. Every anniversary since then, the "Pro-Life" forces
have carried out a March for Life on the National Mall, culminating in front of the Supreme Court building. For years their numbers have
been growing. Although the National Park Service no longer estimates the size of rallies on the Mall, Doug McKelway of Fox News, who has
covered a number of the events, said Friday [1/25/2013] that it looked to him to be the largest crowd ever, probably several hundred thousand.
Roe v. Wade: Tragic Anniversary. With the 40th
anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, many are reflecting on the consequences legally, morally, spiritually, and
ultimately in human lives. Even liberal legal scholars have acknowledged in recent years that the Supreme Court's constitutional basis
for its decision was questionable, but the private views below focus on the moral and not the legal implications of the decision.
Roe at 40. Forty years ago
this day, the Supreme Court upended the laws of all 50 states in Roe v. Wade — and The New York Times pronounced the
issue settled. "The court's verdict on abortions," said the Times, "provides a sound foundation for final and reasonable resolution
of a debate that has divided America too long. As with the division over Vietnam, the country will be healthier with that division
ended." Four decades on, we are hard-pressed to find any sign this division is ended.
Court of Human Rights Weakens Abortion Bans. LifeSiteNews reports that the European Court of Human Rights has found that an
Italian law that prohibits genetic screening of in vitro embryos "...violates the right to respect for private and family life."
Consequently, the court found that the Italian law violates Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The court
criticized the "incoherence" of the law, which banned any pre-implantation genetic diagnosis of embryos, but which lets an unborn child
suspected of being defective be aborted.
European Court: Italy
Must Allow Eugenic Embryo Screening. On 28 August 2012, the second section of the European Court of Human Rights
issued its first judgment concerning access to pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). This technique of screening and
selection of embryos conceived in vitro aims at giving birth to a child who is not suffering from a genetic disease.
It stems from this judgment that access to PGD may de facto be considered a human right in Europe, a right indirectly
guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights. This judgment is not final; the Italian Government already announced
that it will request the referral of the case before the Grand Chamber for reconsideration.
Obama's Extreme Position on
Abortion Includes Post-Birth Abortions. Obama is among the most extreme abortion advocates in the country. He believes in
live birth abortions. To give you an idea of how extreme President Obama's views are, consider his actions while serving in the Illinois
state senate. When President Obama served in the state senate, he would not vote for the "born alive bill" because he was concerned that it
would infringe on abortion rights. Born alive refers to babies who live after an abortion. The bill would declare them human beings
with the rights of human beings. This bill stemmed from a case in which an aborted baby was born alive and being brought to a linen closet
Court blocks Arizona 20-week abortion ban from taking effect.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday [8/1/2012] issued a preliminary injunction that will block an Arizona law banning abortion
after 20 weeks from going into effect this week. Responding to an emergency appeal filed by the Center for Reproductive
Rights and the ACLU after a federal district court judge upheld the law on Monday, the circuit court Wednesday temporarily blocked
the law from being implemented on Aug. 2 while the court considers the case against it.
Court Temporarily Halts Arizona Abortion
Law. A federal appeals court has temporarily halted a controversial Arizona law that would ban most abortions after
20 weeks of pregnancy. The decision is a victory for abortion-rights advocates who have sought to block the enforcement
of the new law, which was scheduled to take effect on Thursday [8/2/2012].
A quiet victory for life — and the First
Amendment. In 2010, the Montgomery County Council approved a regulation forcing Centro Tepeyac Women's Center, located just north of
Washington, D.C., to post signs in English and Spanish stating, "The Center does not have a licensed medical professional on staff," and "the Montgomery
County Health Officer encourages women who are or may be pregnant to consult with a licensed health care provider." If Tepeyac refused to
post the sign, it would have been subject to fines of as much as $750 a day, a steep price for a center run on a shoe-string budget.
So, with the help of lawyers from the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), Tepeyac sued Montgomery County.
Becomes First State with 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion. On Tuesday [5/8/2012] a new law took effect making Utah
the first state to enact a 72-hour waiting period before a woman can abort a baby. The bill, HB 461, sponsored by
Republican Representative Steve Eliason of Sandy, increased the requisite waiting period by 48 hours, up from the previous
mandate of 24 hours.
High Court Humpty Dumptys.
Even liberals, such as ArHigh Court Humpty Dumptyschibald Cox, Laurence Tribe, and Jeffrey Rosen, have conceded that the written
Constitution really contains nothing supporting the abortion "right" invented in detail by Roe v. Wade.
Voting Guide: Bachmann, Perry, Santorum Most Pro-Life. While the GOP presidential hopefuls
mostly receive strong pro-life marks from FRC, the voter's guide ultimately has Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry
and Rick Santorum listed as the most pro-life candidates on the four pro-life topics the guide covers.
decide today [11/8/2011] if a woman's fertilized egg is a 'person'. [Scroll down] But watch for results
from Mississippi on something called Initiative 26 or MS 26. That's the so-called "personhood"
measure. If passed, it would define a woman's fertilized egg as a person, which would have the likely effect
of completely banning abortions without the specific ban on abortions that has encountered trouble in courts.
Both party's candidates in the governor's race support the measure.
million verdict against Orlando abortionist upheld. A judge has denied an Orlando-area abortionist
a new trial in a medical malpractice case decided by a jury last month. Orlando Circuit Judge John
Marshall Kest also denied a motion by James Scott Pendergraft IV to set aside verdicts for $36.7 million
in compensatory and punitive damages.
Arizona Court Rules
Against Planned Parenthood on Abortion Requirements. In a blow to Planned Parenthood, an Arizona
appeals court has lifted an injuction that blocked abortion regulations from taking effect in the state.
After hearing arguments from both sides earlier this month, the Arizona Court of Appeals on Aug. 11 overturned
a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling, which found that portions of the 2009 law — signed by Gov.
Jan Brewer and challenged by Planned Parenthood of Arizona — could cause "irreparable harm" to women.
court OK's abortion restrictions. An Arizona appeals court ruled yesterday [8/11/2011] to allow
key parts of a state law restricting abortions to take effect, including one that requires women to see a doctor
in person the day before getting an abortion to hear about risks and alternatives.
Dayton vetoes abortion bills.
Gov. Mark Dayton shut down a pair of bills Wednesday [5/25/2011] that would have limited abortion rights in Minnesota.
One prohibited state funding of abortions for poor women, while the other banned all abortions after 20 weeks.
Roe v. Wade, the
Supreme Court's Dumbest Decision. By 1973, four states had legalized abortion, and forty-six
others had restricted it. But the Supreme Court decided that it was going to ram abortion down the
nation's throat, whether it had constitutional justification to do so or not. The end result was a
train wreck of an opinion. Conservatives who oppose Roe ought not speak about it in hushed moral
tones, but rather with derisive hoots, jeers, and catcalls. The decision is intellectually fraudulent,
and anyone who takes it seriously reveals his own intellectual insolvency.
Civility Starts In The Womb.
Thirty-eight years ago Saturday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Roe v. Wade decision. With
its companion case Doe v. Bolton, Roe ushered in an era of abortion virtually on demand. The stain
of abortion has sunk deep into the fabric of our nation. It is hard to imagine that anyone in
America can remain untouched by abortion. One third of American women have an abortion at some
point in their lives. Of women who abort, more than half will abort again.
Pence: 'A Nation
That Will Not Stand For Life Will Not Stand For Long'. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) told pro-life
activists in Washington on Monday [1/24/2011] that "a nation that will not stand for life will not stand for
long." The Indiana congressman — who appears to have his eye on higher office —
told the 38th annual March for Life that pro-lifers "will keep gathering until Roe v. Wade is sent
to the ash heap of history where it belongs."
voters can decide 'personhood'. A traditional-values group is jubilant at the renewed likelihood
that Mississippi voters — among the most pro-life in the nation — will have a "personhood"
measure on their 2011 ballots.
Judge puts restraining
order on Ill. abortion law. Just hours after a state board voted Wednesday [11/4/2009] to allow
the enforcement of a long-debated Illinois law requiring a teenage girl's parents be notified before she has
an abortion, a judge issued a temporary restraining order putting the measure back on hold.
Life and Death in
California. Though the dominant media will never dare concede it, the coming November
2010 election could be about much more than the Republicans taking back Congress; indeed, this vital
election could produce the "year of the pro-life woman." Such is the assertion of Marjorie
Dannenfelser, head of the excellent pro-life group, Susan B. Anthony List. Dannenfelser
points to some major electoral showdowns pitting solidly pro-life Republican women against rabidly
"pro-choice" Democratic incumbents. And if these pro-life women win, it may ultimately become
the year of the unborn child.
funding for a private act. [In 1973] So-called "pro-choice" advocates hadn't thought up the term "a woman's
right to choose" just yet. Then they found themselves in a quandary: Poor women couldn't afford abortions.
How then, could they exercise the "right to privacy" and have an abortion without government interference they had
championed in the Roe decision? They came up with the notion that poor women had the right to use government
funds — taxpayer dollars, public money — for the result of what was essentially the most private
of acts. So, of course, the phrase "a right to privacy" had to go. In came "a woman's right to choose,"
even if the choice was funded with somebody's money other than her own.
The Unborn Child as a Person:
In Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), the U.S. Supreme Court held that human children not yet born are not
"persons" under the Fourteenth Amendment. This ruling is plainly erroneous as a matter of law, logic,
history, and science. Nevertheless, the Court has thus far shown no inclination to revisit this particular
ruling. On the other hand, it seems undisputed that "a newborn infant, whether the product of a normal
birth or an abortion," is a person under the fifth and fourteenth amendments. Furthermore, "[a]ll persons
born… in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the
United States and of the State wherein they reside." U.S. Const. amend. XIV (emphasis added). Thus,
born children are both persons and citizens as a matter of federal constitutional law.
Revolution: The Supreme Court's 1973 abortion decision imposed a new
moral order in which life is no longer a God-given right but a conditional privilege.
after 33 years. Come Sunday — Jan. 22 — the most inflammatory
decision in judicial history turns 33 years old.
If Babies Had Feathers We Would Not
Kill Them. Since 1973 ... nearly 50 million unborn and nearly born babies have been
killed. That is nearly 16% of the current population of the United States. Fifty million
babies who had no choice were sacrificed on the Altar of Choice — proving that when activist attorneys
with no moral grounding argue cases before activist judges with no moral grounding, bad things happen.
Roe Is Only the Beginning.
An atheist's defense of abortion, as opposed to say, first degree murder for money, rests upon a single characteristic of
the unborn child: location. In this view, we accept the reality of our murdering the "unwanted" child for our
own convenience, simply because the child requires his mother's womb to continue living. In the atheist's mind,
this matter of utter dependence confers the right to kill without provocation.
Debunking myths of Roe v. Wade. Few
Supreme Court decisions have had as much of an impact on American life as has Roe v. Wade, which subsequent courts
have interpreted as having discovered a constitutional right to abortion for virtually any reason and at any time
during pregnancy. Since Roe, abortion has taken the lives of at least 50 million Americans.
40 Million Birthdays Aborted by Roe V. Wade.
On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court sanctioned abortion on demand. In so doing, the justices became
party to a human rights violation of monumental proportions. Since then, 40 million human lives have been
exterminated through abortion in the United States. That is nearly seven times the number of Jews who perished
at the hands of Adolph Hitler, and roughly equal to the number of victims slaughtered by Joseph Stalin.
by decree: Even some liberal supporters of abortion rights were appalled by
the [Roe v Wade] decision's flaccid reasoning. In a withering critique, the legal
scholar John Hart Ely wrote in the Yale Law Review that Roe "is not constitutional law
and gives almost no sense of an obligation to try to be."
Roe v. Wade must go. [Cass] Sunstein seems to be saying that we should keep abortion legal
simply because it has been with us a long time. Would he say that we should have kept slavery because
it was with us 200 years (and was ensconced in our culture)? Should we keep racism now because
it's "part of our culture"? Stare decisis is a useful but not infallible principle. With
Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court created abortion virtually on demand, for any reason or no reason.
The Big Picture Behind Abortion. Legal
abortions didn't start with Roe or even with the five states that liberalized abortion laws in 1969 and 1970. Prior to
Roe, women could have had abortions when their lives or health were endangered. Doctors in some surprising states,
such as Kansas, had very liberal interpretations of what constituted danger to health; nevertheless, Roe did substantially
increase abortions, more than doubling the rate per live birth in the five years from 1972 to 1977.
Define unborn as 'persons,' overturn Roe.
The "Life at Conception Act" declares the unborn to be persons under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, addressing
the question that Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) says the Supreme Court left unresolved in 1973 — and that
only Congress can use to meet the conditions under which the high court said its conclusions supporting legal abortion can
be reversed. "Roe versus Wade itself said that if personhood is established, then Ms. Roe's position collapsed,"
Wicker points out. "In other words, if the fetus is a human life, then that is guaranteed specifically by the
Move Left On Abortion. It seems as if the Democrats have accomplished the impossible:
They have moved to the left on abortion. On the party's platform, the Democrats dropped the
words "safe, legal and rare," the phrase used most famously by both Bill and Hillary Clinton to signal
moderation on the issue. The Democrats also added the modifier "unequivocally" to strengthen their
support for abortion rights.
Court opinions are not private enough. The first killing of an abortion doctor by
an anti-abortion activist happened in 1993. Since then, six more people have been
killed in attacks on abortion clinics…. Most of the abortionists were shot or,
depending upon your point of view, had a procedure performed on them with a rifle. This
brings the total to: seven abortion providers to 30 million fetuses dead, which is
also a pretty good estimate of how the political battle is going.
South Dakota Doctors a Script to Read. The doctors' script that officially took effect Friday
[7/18/2008] has been tied up in court since 2005, when Planned Parenthood challenged a law that instructed
physicians what to tell abortion patients. Under the law, doctors must say that the woman has "an
existing relationship" with the fetus that is protected by the U.S. Constitution and that "her existing
constitutional rights with regards to that relationship will be terminated." Also, the doctor is
required to say that "abortion increases the risk of suicide ideation and suicide."
The Editor says...
Judging by the wording of this article, the Washington Post writer seems a bit miffed by the ruling. But
as we all know, the Miranda ruling gave
America's cops "a script to read", and the liberals loved it.
Planned Parenthood fails to open doors.
A state law that requires abortionists to inform women — before an abortion — that the
procedure "will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being" apparently has done what
no other pro-life protest has been able to accomplish — the closure of Planned Parenthood's
that religious fanatic we elected? On the 32nd anniversary of Roe v.
Wade … President Bush told a pro-life rally in Washington that a "culture of
life cannot be sustained solely by changing laws. We need, most of all, to change
hearts." … We've been talking about abortion for 32 years. All the
hearts that can be changed have been changed.
Many old truths about
abortion deserve to be heard again. Abortion is supposedly "the premier women's issue." Yet,
a national survey of women published by the Center for Gender Equality in 2003 said, "Only 30 percent
think abortion should be generally available." In fact, 17 percent of women said abortion should
never be permitted and 34 percent said abortion should be permitted only in cases of rape, incest, and
to save the mother's life. When asked to rank 12 issues in order of importance for the women's
movement, women ranked "keeping abortion legal" next to last.
Life and Death: Among the Democrats, all the announced candidates refer to abortion "rights,"
and Clinton, Obama, Edwards, and Dodd have all promised to appoint judges who believe in a woman's "right to
privacy" — the code word for unlimited access to abortion. Among the Republicans there is
genuine debate, ranging from Giuliani, who says that he is "pro-life" but that he would decline to press for
a reversal of Roe v. Wade, to Huckabee, who wants not only to reverse that decision but to enact a
Human Life Amendment.
SCHIP off the Old Block.
The new House bill's "pregnant woman" rule seeks to deny the existence of the child in utero while still covering
the adolescent mother. This is a calculated move to open the door to federal taxpayer-funded abortions.
In the 17 states that now fund elective abortions (14 of them are forced to do so by court order) this coverage
could be used as a license to kill.
United Nations abortion dilemma: Let's briefly review two contradictory United Nations (U.N.)
talking points. (1) Abortion is a matter of "women's rights;" (2) Killing a "girl child"
in the womb is "the most extreme form of violence against women." To hold both of these beliefs at the
same time means to live with constant cognitive dissonance. It doesn't take a genius to realize that
the U.N. is on the horns of a dilemma; that is, the two alternatives are mutually exclusive.
'So-What' Factor: [In California] the electorate so strongly supports abortion rights that no
right-to-life candidate for governor, U.S. senator or president has won in California since 1988.
South Dakota's monkey
wrench: There is furtive glee in the eyes of such as Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL
Pro-Choice America. The reason for it is that she calculates that the effrontery of South Dakota's
legislature will bring on massive retaliation by the Supreme Court.
Hawaiian Republican Governor Signs
Pro-Abortion Law Overnight. Republican Governor Linda Lingle signed into law House
Bill 1242 HD 1, that will make Hawaii the abortion tourism capital of the United States. The
bill removes residency requirements for women seeking to abort their unborn children and allows abortions
to be performed in clinics or in a physician's office.
Appeals court says imprisoned women have
abortion rights. A pregnant woman doesn't lose her constitutional right to have an abortion
solely because she is behind bars, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday [1/23/2007]. In a unanimous
decision, the judges refused to allow Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to reinstate his policy which refuses
to take inmates to medical offices where they can terminate their pregnancies.
[I'm not a lawyer, but there is no mention of abortion in the Constitution, therefore there is no "constitutional
right to have an abortion". In the Declaration of Independence, which predates the Constitution, you will
note that our country was founded upon the belief that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by
their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."]
Court Backs Ban on Abortion Procedure.
The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure Wednesday, handing abortion
opponents the long-awaited victory they expected from a more conservative bench. The 5-4 ruling said the
Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate
a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.
[Bias alert: There is no such "constitutional right" inasmuch as the Constitution does not reserve rights
exclusively for women, nor does anything in the Constitution authorize the killing of innocent people.]
and the U.S. Constitution: When a man is enslaved, his inalienable right to freedom and the
pursuit of happiness has been violated. Yet, the slave can be set free, his rights restored, and he
will be once again made whole. This does not hold true for the human child that has been aborted.
Once the right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness has been interrupted, there can be no righting
of the wrong.
Certificates on Abortions Proposed. Legislation introduced in Tennessee would require
death certificates for aborted fetuses, which likely would create public records identifying women
who have abortions.
South Dakota starts
up the debate. Republicans around the country treated [South Dakota Gov. Mike] Rounds to
an old-fashioned shunning. President Bush brushed off South Dakota, repeating his oft-stated belief
in exceptions for pregnancies initiated through rape and incest. Not a single Republican of
stature uttered so much as an "attaboy."
How to Fight for Life:
Whether we fight to pass the Human Life Amendment or localize the battle for the hearts and minds of the
American people, one of the most important steps is to elect a president dedicated to the protection of
innocent human life.
Tribal Leader Ousted
Over Abortion Clinic. A Sioux tribe ousted its president for proposing an abortion clinic on the
reservation, which would be beyond the reach of South Dakota's strict new abortion ban.
interstate abortion bill. A bill that would make it a crime to take a pregnant girl across
state lines for an abortion without her parents' knowledge passed the Senate Tuesday [7/25/2006], but vast
differences with the House version stood between the measure and President Bush's desk.
Christian Attorneys Hopeful of Favorable
PBA Ruling from SCOTUS. The legal arm of the American Family Association says it will be
filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a major case before the U.S. Supreme Court when it considers the
issue of partial-birth abortion. In late February the high court agreed to hear the case of
Gonzales v. Carhart, which will deal with the constitutionality of the federal partial-birth
six: The real impact O'Connor's absence will have on abortion jurisprudence is a
potential loss of the key 5th vote for partial-birth abortion. In 2000 five Justices, including
Justice O'Connor, deemed this dangerous and inhumane practice a constitutional right. Should
the Court have an opportunity to hear another such case in the future, it could uphold a ban on
killing partially-born children and earn the gratitude of 80 percent of the American people who
want just that.
minor (sic) abortions OK'd. Accompanying a minor across a state line to obtain an abortion and
avoid parental notification in the girl's home state would become a federal crime under a bill the House
passed Tuesday [9/26/2006]. Republican supporters said the 264-153 vote confirmed public sentiment that
parental involvement superceded (sic) a minor's right to have an abortion. Democratic opponents foresaw
the arrests of grandmothers and religious counselors trying to shield girls from abusive parents.
[Huh? Are we to believe that "religious counselors" try to facilitate abortions? And that
a young mother who is trying to kill her offspring is not an abusive parent herself?]
Rift: Roe lies at the center of the bitter polarization of much of
American society. In countries where the issue is decided democratically, no such
intense animus exists. … Overruling Roe would not, as some Democrats will
claim, make abortion illegal, but merely the subject of democratic regulation. We
have paid a high price for a ruling that rests upon nothing in the Constitution and was
arrived at in an opinion of just over 51 pages that contains not a line of legal
High court hears key
abortion case. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow [11/30/2005] in
a case that will determine whether a state can require parental notification before an abortion is
performed on a minor, without providing a health exception.
politics of pregnant girls: Imagine someone you may not know or like taking your daughter without
your knowledge to another state to have her appendix removed. Or to have a hysterectomy. Or even
to have her wisdom teeth removed. You'd be outraged, right?
Activist Questions GOP's Choice of Pro-Abortion RNC Co-Chair. An
Ohio-based Christian organization is calling the Republican National Committee to
task for naming an abortion advocate as its new co-chairman. Last Wednesday [1/19/2005] the
RNC unanimously elected "pro-choice" National Committeewoman Jo Anne Davidson of Ohio to the
post. Phil Burress, president of Citizens for Community Values, … questions whether a
person with Davidson's pro-abortion beliefs should even belong to a party with a pro-life platform.
and the Ordeal of Terri Schiavo. Clearly no one wins in the legal and
political battles over the death of Terri Schiavo. Although it has been terribly
politicized, a valuable debate has emerged. This debate is not about abortion or
euthanasia in general, nor about death in the abstract. It's about an individual's
right to life and the value of life itself. Without concern for the
life of each individual, liberty is meaningless and indefensible.
The ACLU: Anti-Life Legal Shock
Troops. The American Civil Liberties Union has cloaked itself in the red,
white, and blue trappings of the First Amendment for decades. The general public
impression fostered by the group is that its first and foremost mission is the defense of
free speech. However … The ACLU (often called the "American Child Liquidation
Union" by pro-lifers) was one of the leading forces that enshrined abortion in our
culture. It demands that everyone pay for abortions with their tax dollars and is
even trying to obstruct the wishes of the people by attempting to disable the processes of
the state legislatures in trying to curtail abortion in any manner whatever!
One Small Step for
Babykind: It is better to ban one abortion procedure — i.e.,
partial-birth abortion — than to ban none at all. But the magnitude of this
pro-life victory should be kept in perspective.
The child who "crosses the goal line" — by hand, foot, or head — into the realm
of legally recognized "personhood" must receive the full protection of the law if
we are not to abandon, inexorably, the sanctity of postnatal life as
New York sued over "Choose Life"
plates. The state of New York is the target of a federal lawsuit for rejecting a speciality
license plate with the message "Choose Life." The Department of Motor Vehicles dismissed an application
for a design by the non-partisan Children First Foundation because it found the words "Choose Life" to be
rejects 'Choose Life' license plates. A federal appeals court ruled Friday [11/7/2008] that the
Illinois secretary of state's office does not have to issue specialty license plates bearing the slogan "Choose
Life" favored by anti-abortion forces. State officials are within their rights in trying to keep either
viewpoint on the emotional issue of abortion off of Illinois license plates, the court said, reversing a
January 2007 order from a lower court.
kicks pro-lifer out of state. Two pro-life advocates have filed a federal
lawsuit claiming one was berated as a "Jesus freak" and "extremist" and the other kicked
out of Connecticut by state troopers because of their provocative anti-abortion signs.
to Fund Forced Abortions is Controversial? On July 16, 2004, President Bush for
the third straight year steadfastly declined to make Americans complicit in China's coercive
abortive practices. Despite opposition from abortion organizations and media, the Bush
administration withheld taxpayer funds from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) because
it is connected to China's population control programs.
Pelosi: God Bless
the Child that's not at Home. The history-making first Madame of the House marketed her recent
three day victory-dance as a celebration of children. … At a trendy afternoon tea with like-minded ladies,
Pelosi reiterated her campaign promise that the 110th Congress would be "all about children." … But just
how does one of the most outspoken advocates for unrestricted abortion in Congress — with a perfect
100% rating from the radical pro-abortion group NARAL, — maintain a straight face when declaring a
concern for children? … Beneath the surface, the Femocrat's broader scheme genuinely is about the
children, albeit hardly as advertised. Rather, it involves the little tykes' removal as obstacles to
the empowerment of ambitious liberal-minded women.
Boy's Letter Supporting Abortion of
Disabled Babies Wins in Lutheran Contest: An eighth-grade boy who wrote a letter advocating
parents' rights to abort their potentially disabled unborn babies has been singled out for a trip to Washington
by a Christian organization. Along with his mother, James Humphery has been awarded an all-expenses-paid
trip to Washington to lobby members of Congress to pass pro-abortion legislation.
The wording of this article reflects the pro-abortion bias of the writer. Colorado
Voters Will Be Asked When 'Personhood' Begins. The Human Life Amendment, also known as the personhood amendment,
says the words "person" or "persons" in the state constitution should "include any human being from the moment of fertilization."
If voters agreed, legal experts say, it would give fertilized eggs the same legal rights and protections to which people are entitled.
Top court again rejects
abortion poster case. The Supreme Court has rejected for the third time an appeal by
anti-abortion activists to undo a multimillion-dollar verdict for their use of "wanted" posters to identify
abortion clinic doctors. The justices did not comment Monday in turning down a dozen individuals and
two groups that oppose abortion rights. The court turned down similar appeals in 2003 and 2006.
Last Minute Bush Abortion Ruling Causes
Furor. The proposed rule would prohibit recipients of federal money from discriminating against
doctors, nurses and other health care workers who refuse to perform or to assist in the performance of
abortions or sterilization procedures because of their "religious beliefs or moral convictions." It
would also prevent hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices and drugstores from requiring employees with religious
or moral objections to "assist in the performance of any part of a health service program or research
activity" financed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Oregon cops: Woman killed
pregnant friend, cut baby from womb. Police now say [Korena] Roberts' pregnancy story was likely
false, a cover story. The 27-year-old is charged with killing her pregnant friend, Heather Snively, and
say she cut open the 21-year-old's abdomen to take her baby and pass it off as her own. Snively's body
was found Friday in a crawl space of Roberts' suburban Hillsboro home.
Korena Roberts Will Not Face Murder
Charges in Baby's Death. Investigators said Roberts cut Snively's unborn baby boy out of her
womb. Both the mother and the fetus died as a result. Roberts will not be charged in the death
of Snively's child. Instead, she will be charged with robbery, when she allegedly cut the baby from
Snively's body. Oregon laws do not protect the unborn child unless it can be proven the baby died
outside the womb.
death not included in new charges in Ore. murder case. [Scroll down] Washington County
District Attorney Bob Hermann said the charges were based on the legal theory that Roberts killed Snively,
tried to kidnap the child, then tried to conceal the crimes. Monday [6/15/2009] was the deadline for an
indictment that could have included additional charges involving the fetus cut from Snively's womb. Under
Oregon law, prosecutors would have to determine that the infant drew a breath to meet the legal threshold
for a murder charge.
The Editor says...
The precedent here is alarming: The State of Oregon maintains that a baby boy is not a person
if he has never taken a breath on his own.
Investigation requested of Tiller
crony. Operation Rescue is asking Nebraska's attorney general to investigate the facilities and
practices of abortionist LeRoy Carhart. Operation Rescue president Troy Newman is asking for the probe
after Carhart stated his intent to open a late-term abortion business. Newman believes conditions at
the Abortion & Contraception Clinic of Nebraska — Carhart's current facility in Bellevue,
Nebraska — should sound an alarm.
Judge strikes down parts of S.D.
abortion law. A federal judge upheld part of a South Dakota law that requires women to be told
abortion ends a human life, but struck down disclosures that the procedure increases the likelihood of suicide
and that they have an existing relationship with the fetus.
Judge tosses out a controversial abortion law. Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki Robertson on
Tuesday [8/18/2009] ... said Senate Bill 1878 violated a provision of the Oklahoma Constitution that requires
legislation to deal with a single subject matter. The measure was intended to require a woman seeking an
abortion to have an ultrasound performed within an hour of the procedure and to have the results explained to
her. ... SB 1878 also covered the posting of signs in clinics, administration of the abortion pill
RU-486 and lawsuits.
Kansas Legal System Protects Planned Parenthood.
The situation in Kansas is extremely fluid and legal maneuverings are taking place nearly every day on the criminal prosecution of
Planned Parenthood by Johnson County D.A. [Phill] Kline. The Kansas Attorney General and Kansas Supreme Court seem to be
working together to forbid a key judge from testifying on behalf of Kline in his prosecution of Planned Parenthood. The
A.G. was also trying to get abortion records back from Kline's office apparently in order to sabotage his case against Planned
A Vice President for
Abortion. [Scroll down] Those positions are necessary for Democratic politicians to pass their party's
pro-choice litmus test, but [Kansas Gov. Kathleen] Sebelius' connection with abortion is more intimate. She is allied
with the aggressive Kansas branch of Planned Parenthood in a bitter struggle with anti-abortion activist District Attorney
Phill Kline. There is substantial evidence she has been involved in laundering abortion industry money for distribution
to Kansas Democrats. Kansas is the fiercest state battleground for abortion wars, making Kathleen Sebelius the national
pro-choice poster girl.
Bishops To Enforce Communion Ban On Sebelius. Two Washington, D.C.-area Catholic bishops have
instructed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., President Barack Obama's pick to Be Secretary Of Health and Human
Services, to refrain from receiving Holy Communion on account of her stances on human-life issues such as
abortion and embryonic stem cell research. This comes as Ms. Sebelius undergoes Senate confirmation
hearings before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
Kansas pro-life group outraged
at dropped charges against abortionist. Abortionist George Tiller — referred to as
"Tiller the Killer" by the pro-life group Operation Rescue — has been the subject of investigations
by the state of Kansas for performing late-term abortions that were not medically necessary. But State
Attorney General Paul Morrison has dropped the most serious charges, and charged Tiller with only misdemeanors
for conspiring with another doctor to make all his referrals for abortions.
Abortion Doc Grand Jury Probe OK. The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a
Sedgwick County grand jury investigation into a doctor who performs late-term abortions can go
forward. The ruling, issued Thursday [11/29/2007], dismissed a petition filed last month
by Dr. George Tiller, one of the nation's few physicians who performs late-term abortions.
He challenged the legality of the grand jury proceedings.
probe of abortion clinics to begin. An unprecedented investigation into abortion-clinic practices
will commence soon in Kansas now that the state Supreme Court has cleared the way for a grand jury with subpoena
powers to be convened.
Kansas court blocks abortion grand jury.
The Kansas Supreme Court temporarily blocked a grand jury Tuesday [2/5/2008] from obtaining patient records from
a physician who is one of the nation's few providers of late-term abortions. The grand jury is investigating
whether Dr. George Tiller has broken Kansas laws restricting abortion, as many abortion opponents allege.
Charges Against Kansas Abortion Doc
Dumped. Kansas' attorney general, a vocal abortion opponent, charged a well-known abortion
provider with illegally performing late-term abortions, but a Sedgwick County judge on Friday threw out the
charges after less than a day. Judge Paul W. Clark dismissed the charges against Tiller at the
request of Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston, who said her office had not been consulted by
Kline. Clark signed his one-page order only hours after Attorney General Phill Kline's complaint
against Tiller was unsealed.
Won't Reinstate Abortion Charges. A judge Wednesday [12/27/2006] refused to reinstate criminal
charges brought by Kansas' outgoing attorney general against a Wichita abortion doctor who has long been the
target of anti-abortion politicians, protesters and extremists. Last week, Attorney General Phill Kline,
a vocal opponent of abortion who was defeated for re-election in November, filed 30 charges against
Dr. George Tiller, accusing him of performing 15 illegal late-term abortions in 2003 on patients
ages 10 to 22 and not properly reporting details to the state. Sedgwick County Judge Paul W. Clark
threw out the charges on jurisdictional grounds less than day later.
You Assisting Child Rapists? Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline is to be commended
for his efforts to vigorously prosecute illegal late-term abortions and child molestation in his
state. Abortion clinics in Kansas that are hiding relevant documents subpoenaed by the court
should rightly be seen for how they are acting — as accomplices.
Special Report On Statutory Rape And Abortion. The Traditional Values
Coalition has just published a new report, "Abortion Industry Hides Statutory Rape," that
provides an overview of efforts by Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline to find out if
abortion clinics are shielding rapists of underage girls.
Kansas bleeds once more.
Current District Attorney Phill Kline has brought criminal charges against Planned Parenthood — the
first time anywhere — and the abortion industry understands the ramifications if Kline prevails.
The industry and its allies in the state house and the media are prepared to do whatever they must to defeat
Kline in the August Republican primary, if they can, or more likely in November's general election.
Targeting an 'anti-choice extremist'.
Upon taking office as Kansas attorney general in 2003, Phill Kline began to review the KDHE (Kansas Department
of Health and Environment) reports to see just how it was that late-term abortions had actually increased in
Kansas after a tough law had been passed to stop them.
Kansas abortion provider seeks
dismissal of charges. Above the law or victim of a prosecutor's obsession? Dr. George
Tiller, who is among the nation's few late-term abortion providers, filed papers Monday [9/15/2008] seeking to
suppress evidence in a criminal case against him, claiming outrageous conduct by former state Attorney General
Phill Kline. Tiller's attorneys contend Kline targeted the doctor and other abortion providers for
prosecution starting the day he took office in January 2003.
Update: Tiller Found Not Guilty.
Today [3/27/2009] a jury of three men and three women found George Tiller not guilty on 19 charges of
Tiller found not guilty in abortion
case. Dr. George Tiller was found not guilty of 19 misdemeanor charges stemming from some
abortions he performed at his Wichita clinic in 2003. Prosecutors had alleged that a doctor he used
for second opinions was essentially an employee of his and not independent as state law requires.
Dr. Tiller was shot and killed on May 31, 2009. The Religious Right Didn't Kill George Tiller.
The organized antiabortion movement has always opposed violence against abortion providers. That has
never stopped opportunistic prochoice activists, however, from conflating their passionate rhetoric with the
behavior of individual criminals. True to form, on Sunday [5/31/2009], Mike Hendricks of the Kansas City Star
accused anyone who had criticized Tiller as a murderer (Tiller aborted healthy, nine-month old fetuses) of being an
"accomplice" to his death.
the Pro-Life Movement, and the Killing of George Tiller. If there is no morally relevant
difference between a child who is in the womb and one who lives outside of it, then one's reaction to the
killing of a late-term abortionist should be no different from one's reaction to the killing of one who
specializes in the routine slaughter of toddlers.
may provide late-term abortions in Nebraska. Will Bellevue, Neb., be the new late-term abortion
capital? Nebraska-based abortionist LeRoy Carhart, a sometime assistant to murdered Wichita late-term
abortion clinic operator George Tiller, continued to make headlines as various Nebraska media outlets reported
today [6/15/2009] that Carhart may start offering late-term abortions in his Abortion and Contraception Clinic
in Bellevue, Neb.
Abortion is a vital component of the Democratic Party platform
Liberals do not value human life unconditionally. To a liberal, some people's lives are more
valuable than others.
Columnist: Franken Shouldn't Resign Because He's A Liberal Democrat. The Washington Post published a
column Friday morning by feminist Kate Harding. The column criticizes Sen. Al Franken over the recent revelations
of Leeann Tweeden detailing Franken's lewd and harassing behavior during a USO tour in 2006. Harding's take can fairly be
summed up as: "Sure, Franken's a pig, but he votes to keep abortion legal so he shouldn't resign."
Abortion Backer Doug Jones Now Aims to Fool Alabama Voters on Anti-Life Stance. Democratic Senate candidate
Doug Jones holds extreme views on abortion that are not in tune with the pro-life state of Alabama, but he's apparently
working to soften them. In a recent interview with AL.com, Jones walked back his prior comments on abortion in which he
refused any restrictions on abortion up until the baby's day of birth. Now, however, Jones says he wants to "be clear"
about his stance on abortion. Jones told AL.com he was the victim of an "attack" since his MSNBC interview in which he
said he becomes a "right-to-lifer" only after a baby is born.
Three Democrats Voted For The 20-Week Abortion Ban. Only three Democrats joined Republicans to vote for the
Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act Tuesday evening, a bill that will now be sent to the Senate. The bill states that no
unborn baby past 20 weeks gestation can be aborted, except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.
Abortion providers that violate the law will be penalized and could be sentenced to five years in prison. Illinois
Rep. Daniel Lipinski, from the 3rd Congressional District of Illinois and cosponsor of the bill, voted yes on passage of
the 20-week abortion ban. Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar and Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson also joined Lipinski in
favor of the bill.
becomes first state to offer free abortions for all, including illegal aliens. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has
signed a landmark bill to provide free abortions for all, including illegal immigrants, by requiring insurance companies to
cover the procedures and putting taxpayers on the hook for the tab. Tuesday's [8/15/2017] long-awaited signing of House
Bill 3391, approved by the State Legislature July 5 with no Republican votes, triggered a torrent of criticism from
conservatives along with praise from the pro-choice movement.
About Those "Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free" in the Womb? [T]here's something astounding that happens
whenever the political left starts talking about their views on open borders, sanctuary cities, and very lax standards for
admitting refugees to America. They continue to speak, shout, or at least appeal to some higher moral standard of
"compassion." It's almost as though they believe this standard is divine, transcendent, and binding on all humans regardless
of nation, tribe, creed, or culture. And while I'm always fascinated to ask where this supposed Moral Law of compassion
came from, or what sustains it and authorizes it if not a transcendent Moral Lawgiver that the left consistently denies,
first things first. How can anyone be taken seriously when making demands that laws shelter and protect the "least of
these" on the other side of the ocean while simultaneously demanding that the law not shelter and protect the "least of
these" on the other side of the womb?
Democrats fading from the scene. The raging debate among Democrats about whether to support candidates whose
views on abortion differ from the national platform obscures a crucial fact: There simply aren't that many "pro-life"
Democrats left. Only six members of the House Democratic Caucus voted for a 2013 proposal to ban abortions after 20 weeks
in the District of Columbia. Of those six, only three — Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.)
and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) — are still in Congress. Lipinski and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) are the only
Democratic members of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus. In 2016, just one Democratic senator, Indiana's Joe Donnelly, scored
less than a 100 percent rating with NARAL Pro-Choice America. Donnelly and Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Bob Casey
(D-Pa.) are the only three Democratic senators with lifetime scores under 100 percent with Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
O'Donnell tells women to quit the Democrats and form their own party after top official says candidates do NOT have to
support abortion. Rosie O'Donnell said women should form their own political party after a Democratic congressman said
Democrats would not hold back party funds from candidates who oppose abortion. New Mexico Representative and second-term
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján said 'there is not a litmus test' for Democratic candidates
in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. 'As we look at candidates across the country, you need to make sure you have candidates
that fit the district, that can win in these districts across America,' Luján told The Hill in an interview published Monday
[7/31/2017]. That includes candidates who do not support abortion rights.
supporters blast Democratic campaign boss for denying pro-choice 'litmus test'. "There is not a litmus test for
Democratic candidates," said [Rep. Ben Ray] Lujan, who is chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign
Committee. "As we look at candidates across the country, you need to make sure you have candidates that fit the
district, that can win in these districts across America." He said Democrats need a "broad coalition" to pick up the
24 seats required to take back the House in 2018. The remark irked rank-and-file Democrats and pro-choice activists
alike. Howard Dean, who headed the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009, denounced the campaign committee's
stance in a tweet on Monday [7/31/2017].
Furious With Democrats' Support For Pro-Life Candidates. The Democratic party is facing a revolt from the left
after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman said the party would back pro-life candidates in 2018. The
DCCC chairman, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, told The Hill that there will not be "a litmus test" for candidates on the subject of
abortion. Lujan's comments come as Democrats attempt to rebuild a broken party that has hemorrhaged elected offices on
both the state and national level. Lujan's comments sparked immediate outrage from left-wingers.
Is the Left So Anti-Baby? My own personal experience is that the closer an American identifies with academia
the less likely he or she is to have children. The "educated" have been anti-baby and pushing population control for at
least a century. What is going on here? In part, of course, the push is to discourage other people from having
children: eugenics and the "unfit." In part, it is that upper-class women prefer to outsource child-minding. So
Birth Control was invented. And the educated classes decided to make abortion respectable. But it looks like the only
people interested in birth control are the We, the educated, the evolved. Ordinary people just go on having babies like
they always did, only now a lot more of the babies are surviving. How unfit of them.
Issue Democrats Wish Would Go Away. The "big tent" mentality among progressives today seems to apply only to
guns. Ideological flexibility was not on display when the Democratic National Committee and Sen. Bernie Sanders
endorsed an Omaha mayoral candidate with an anti-abortion voting record. NARAL Pro-Choice America excoriated the move
in a blistering statement, warning the party not to turn "its back on reproductive freedom." In response, party chair Tom
Perez hastily declared that reproductive rights are "not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state."
Clinton Claims Planned Parenthood Holds Morality's 'Higher Ground'. Hillary Clinton is convinced that Planned
Parenthood holds the "higher ground" when it comes to the morality of abortion, she told a Planned Parenthood gala Tuesday
[5/2/2017]. On Tuesday, Clinton headlined the star-studded event in New York celebrating the abortion provider's 100th
anniversary, and was honored with the group's "Champion of the Century" award.
struggle with abortion litmus test. Democrats are grappling over whether support for abortion rights should be
a litmus test for candidates as the party seeks to rebuild from its devastating 2016 defeat. The internal debate
spilled out into the open last week when the Democratic National Committee (DNC) faced a firestorm of criticism from women's
rights groups for inviting a Nebraska mayoral candidate who supported an anti-abortion measure in the past to a Democratic
unity tour event.
Chair Calls for Abortion Rights Litmus Test for Democrats. The little tent of the Democratic Party just got
smaller, as DNC chairman Tom Perez has called for all Democrats to walk in lockstep with Planned Parenthood on the question
of abortion rights, effectively ruling out the possibility of "pro-life Democrats." "Every Democrat, like every American,
should support a woman's right to make her own choices about her body and her health," Perez said in a statement. "That
is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state." "At a time when women's rights are under assault
from the White House, the Republican Congress, and in states across the country," he added, "we must speak up for this
principle as loudly as ever and with one voice."
The Editor says...
[#1] Name one right that is "under assault from the White House." [#2] The Tenth Amendment allows for a great deal of
variation in the laws from one state to the next. [#3] Homicide is not a right.
Senator Feinstein, Roe v. Wade Is Not a 'Superprecedent'. Watching Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing
yesterday [3/20/2017], I had a flashback. The year was 2005. Republican (soon to be Democratic) senator Arlen Specter
brandished a bulky chart purporting to show dozens of Supreme Court cases upholding Roe v. Wade. He proceeded
to call Roe a "super-duper precedent," thereby entirely inventing a new jurisprudential category apparently immune to further
Supreme Court scrutiny. Flash-forward to yesterday, when California senator Dianne Feinstein appeared to actually downgrade
Roe from a "super-duper precedent" to a mere "super precedent." On Monday she said of the Supreme Court's history of
upholding Roe, "If these judgments when combined do not constitute super precedent, I don't know what does."
No room in Democratic party for pro-life voters. [Scroll down] First off, Democrats have kept making the
"we have the young people" argument all through the last six-plus years after they have lost election after election and
state after state. It would be easier to take that argument seriously if they could demonstrate where it has
helped — or for that matter, if they didn't cling to their septuagenarian leadership despite those losses.
The election of Barack Obama was supposed to realign the political environment in favor of "the young generation," but
Democrats don't trust them with leadership — and it's not all that tough to imagine that they've noticed it.
The Democrat High
Priestesses in White. To look at the bloc of white garbed Democrat women was to look at oracles of Delphi who have mystically discerned
the most sacred right of women is the right to sacrifice their own offspring. To look at the high priestesses dedicated to the religion of radical
feminism is to see leaders of a cult, the chief sacrament of which is abortion. For nearly all leftist feminists, abortion is a holy rite, a
religious ritual to be conducted in the cathedrals of Planned Parenthood and to be blessed by "faith leaders." Yes, you read that correctly.
Blessed. High priests and priestesses inside and outside the Beltway have committed to "blessing" abortion both by law and by religious
rituals. According to a recent Huffington Post article entitled "Religious Leaders Bless Planned Parenthood Health Center," [a] group of clergy
representing "Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and secular leaders gathered inside Planned Parenthood Metro Washington's new Carol Whitehill Moses
health center on Tuesday [2/28/2017] to perform a blessing of the space."
Cuomo to Widen Access to Free Abortion and Contraception. Stepping into a period of intense anxiety over the future of the
American health care system and reproductive rights, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to announce on Saturday [1/21/2017] that his
administration will require health insurers to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception at no cost —
essentially safeguarding protections currently afforded to women. Further distancing New York from the national drift to the right,
the new state insurance regulations are designed to help keep such options open to women, as Republicans in Congress move to repeal the
Affordable Care Act, which requires insurers to provide free access to most contraceptive methods, and as President Trump signals plans
to fill Supreme Court vacancies with nominees who oppose abortion.
March" Chair Admits Event is Really About Defending Planned Parenthood, Promoting Abortion. Planned Parenthood
is more than just a partner for the upcoming Women's March on Washington. To begin his Sunday [1/15/2017] segment,
MSNBC Richard Lui described the Women's March as an event that "started out as a rallying cry for women to show their
solidarity against Trump" before turning to Linda Sarsour, the national co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, for more
information. [...] Sarsour began listing the march's most important issues. "First of all, hands off the Affordable
Care Act. We need our health insurance," she began. "Hands off Planned Parenthood and our reproductive
rights. Hands off Muslims. Hands off the undocumented. Those are really our top messaging lines.
Hands off our Native American sisters and brothers."
Clinton and the extreme abortionist culture. Pro-abortion feminists are growing ever more militant in their
make-believe world that sees men and women as bitter rivals, if not outright enemies. They seem to view everything
through a gender prism; people have to support Clinton not because she has a better agenda but because she's a woman.
Don't get me wrong; they also think she has a better agenda, but they are constantly thinking and speaking in terms of gender
identification and loyalty. And all too often, they demonize men in the process — whom they perceive as a
threat to women's rights. This adversarial culture the left fosters is not limited to gender. It includes race,
economic "status" and every other imaginable category that can aid in their politics of division, on which their political
Pro-abortion CSULA prof freaks out at Star Parker event. Conservative activist Star Parker
provoked a pro-abortion professor into hysterics at a recent lecture at CSULA, simply by comparing the moral case against abortion to the arguments against
slavery. Dr. Heidi Riggio began shrieking that "I'm not talking about slavery" while Parker spoke, and later accused Parker of trying to "impose
your religion on everyone" before storming out of the room.
and Trump couldn't be further apart on abortion. From the very first moments of the final presidential debate,
the choice on life could not have been clearer. Hillary Clinton budged not an inch — not a single
baby — from her extreme stance on abortion, and Donald Trump stood firm on his pro-life commitments. The
contrast was dramatic. For the first time, thanks to the persistence of moderator Chris Wallace (whose father Mike,
years ago, memorably interviewed an aging and bitter Margaret Sanger), Hillary Clinton was pressed on her position that there
is not one circumstance in which she would protect the human right to life of an unborn child — even a child
moments from birth.
Fact-Checkers Can Cover For Hillary Clinton's Ghastly Abortion Views. As Hillary put it when pressed on late-term abortions,
"there can be restrictions in the very end of the third trimester," but this is clearly a cowardly and meaningless evasion: Clinton
carefully avoiding saying there should be restrictions at the very end of the third trimester. She also asserted the restrictions
have to take into account "the life and health of the mother," but as abortion activist Ron Fitzsimmons demonstrated years ago, late-term
abortions were performed with great frequency on "healthy women bearing healthy fetuses." This is how abortion "exceptions" generally
work. The "health of the mother" is broadened to cover just about every possible consideration, and it becomes an effectively toothless
qualifier. Hillary knows this.
5 Most Outrageous Hillary Clinton Lies From The Last Debate. [#2] Hillary Does Not Support Any Limits on Abortion:
Let's move to the only constitutional "right" Hillary believes shouldn't have any constraints: abortion. Last night, Clinton
reiterated her support for legal abortion on demand for any reason through the entire pregnancy. [...] While one hopes pro-lifers remain
sensitive to the heartbreaking, painful decisions women make, Hillary's insinuation that most late-term abortions are to save the life
of the mother is not backed up by evidence. Abortionist Leroy Carhart was taped admitting that he often performs elective
late-term abortions at 26 weeks "or more." Martin Haskell, the pioneer of partial-birth abortion, was once taped acknowledging
that 80 percent of abortions after 20 weeks were "purely elective." The evidence comports with Haskell's claim.
Hillary: A 'Flat-Out
Abortion Fanatic'. Recent revelations through the WikiLeaks hacked emails show an anti-Catholic and
anti-evangelical bias on the part of some of Hillary Clinton's campaign staff. [...] One could only imagine the furor if the
Hillary campaign members were trying to sabotage the teachings of Jewish or Muslim groups. But Catholics and
evangelicals seem to be fair game. Why is that? I think abortion is a major part of the answer.
Abortion is the 800-pound gorilla in this election. Just a comparison of the party platforms speaks volumes.
Soros and the political genocide of Christianity. Hillary Clinton seems to have a problem with religious
liberty when it conflicts with her progressive goals. During an April 2015 speech to the Women in the World Conference
she said, "Deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" for the sake of giving
women access to "reproductive health care and safe childbirth." Translated, that means that Clinton, who believes that
reproductive rights are a "fundamental human right", would, through repeal of the Hyde Amendment, force all taxpayers to fund
all abortions, even partial birth, that is, "day of birth" abortions regardless of our religious convictions. Clinton
is also willing to impose federal penalties, including denying tax-exempt status, in order to, as Supreme Court Justice
Samuel Alito wrote, "stamp out every vestige of dissent" to a far-left agenda.
The Clinton Record.
[Scroll down] On March 12, 2003, Hillary Clinton went to the Senate floor to speak out against legislation that proposed to ban
the procedure commonly known as "partial-birth abortion" — where the abortionist maneuvers the baby into a breech (feet-first)
delivery position, permits its entire body to exit the birth canal except for its head, and then uses scissors to puncture the baby's brain
and kill it while the head is still inside the mother. Defending the legality of this procedure and condemning Republicans for trying
to outlaw it, Clinton argued that any attempt "to criminalize a medical procedure" would compromise American liberty.
Hillary's Abortion Doctor. There is nothing
more sacrosanct to Hillary Clinton than a "woman's right to choose." It is her alpha and omega, beyond doubt her highest priority.
I wrote an entire book on the faith of Hillary Clinton, and the one thing that struck me above all else, from start to finish, was her absolute
fealty to Roe v. Wade. It is Hillary's hill to die on. I believe Hillary Clinton would give her life for Roe v. Wade.
Catholics, This Is What Team Hillary Really Thinks Of You. [Scroll down] Had this been conservatives
talking about some liberal cause celebre, the media and Planet Clinton would be feasting on it and calling for the heads of
all involved. Imagine for a moment if you replaced the actors with conservatives and Catholicism and the conversation
topic with Black Lives Matter, LGTB rights, or women. The rebukes would come fast and furious, and with wicked
vengeance. Another email shows Podesta discussing the groups he founded to incite rebellion and schism within the Church,
when confronted with the suggestion of a "Catholic Spring" against church doctrine and leadership in favor of "gender equality."
Clinton is a threat to religious liberty. In a speech not long before she launched her 2016 presidential
campaign, Hillary Clinton made a stunning declaration of war on religious Americans. Speaking to the 2015 Women in the
World Summit, Clinton declared that "deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed."
Religious beliefs have to be changed? This is perhaps the most radical statement against religious liberty ever uttered by
someone seeking the presidency. It is also deeply revealing. Clinton believes that, as president, it is her job not to
respect the views of religious conservatives but to force them to change their beliefs and bend to her radical agenda favoring
taxpayer-funded abortion on demand.
The View Host Joy Behar: I'd Vote for a
Rapist as Long as He Votes for Abortion. The View's Joy Behar on Tuesday [10/11/2016] insisted that,
regardless of whether Bill Clinton raped a woman or Ted Kennedy drowned someone, she would vote for these liberal
politicians. Behar and her fellow co-hosts were discussing how Clinton's past would impact his wife. She
justified, "Republicans have voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Now, that to me, is more important than
anything that Bill Clinton did or didn't do because it's what [Hillary's] going to vote for."
Abnormal. While Trump is following in the footsteps of JFK and Ronald Reagan, Hillary is a fawning admirer of
government by the politicians, for the politicians, and of the politicians. Hillary is also the first presidential
candidate to tell churches what they should or shouldn't believe in. According to the Gospel of Hillary abortion is a
sacrament. She's all for forcing nuns who dedicate their lives to helping the poor to pay for abortions, and she's
enthused about making five-year-old girls share the washroom with 40-year-old bearded men who say they think they're really
women. While most Americans who do support abortion support it only in cases of rape, or to protect the life of the
mother and then only in the first trimester Hillary supports abortion up until the instant of birth for any reason.
Hillary is also quite comfortable with Planned Parenthood profiting by selling baby parts.
Resolution Would Honor Planned Parenthood as 'Essential Thread in Fabric of Society'. Sen. Ron Wyden
(D-Ore.) introduced a resolution last week to "recognize the importance of Planned Parenthood's contributions to women's
health care and reproductive rights in America over the last 100 years." The resolution voiced strong support for the
nation's largest abortion provider, declaring that "the organization remains an essential thread in the fabric of society,
and it will be key in the next century to assisting millions of women, men, and young people in accessing the health care
they need and deserve, no matter who they are or where they live."
for Feminism. It all seemed so exciting during the heady days of the 1960s and 70s as radical feminists jumped
on the civil rights bandwagon, demanding equality with men. Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Bella Abzug
and others led the push for women's equality, including the right to abortion on demand. Now Steinem is 80 and wearing
T-shirts that proclaim "I had an abortion." Steinem's T-shirt headlines what feminism considers its crowning achievement.
Abortion on demand at any stage of gestation is radical feminism's gold standard. It is upheld as an absolute right by
the Democratic Party and its candidate for president, Hillary Clinton. But abortion on demand and the aggressive
transgender movement are proving to be the Achilles heel of feminism.
Clinton's Agenda: Abortion a "Fundamental Human Right" Paid for at Your Expense. On September 30, 1976, a
Congress controlled overwhelmingly by Democrats passed legislation that for the first time prohibited federal Medicaid funds
from being used to pay for abortion, except in cases in which the mother's life was in danger. The Hyde Amendment, named
for its author, Illinois congressman Henry Hyde, was signed by President Jimmy Carter the following year and survived a later
challenge to its constitutionality, in 1980. It has been renewed (with the later addition of an exception for cases of
rape and incest) by every Congress — and signed by every president — for the past 40 years.
Examples of How Extreme Hillary Clinton is on Abortion. As our readers know, it is nearly impossible to
exaggerate how far to port Hillary Clinton is on abortion, how all-encompassing is her embrace of the ideology of the most
militant fringe of the abortion movement. As a service to NRL News Today readers we are updating a post
summarizing Ten Ways Clinton has freely expressed her undying devotion to abortion on demand, at home and aboard, paid for
by American taxpayers.
Clinton: You Must Pay For Abortions Or Else. Ever since the Democratic National Convention concluded, and
especially since Hillary Clinton chose Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine for vice president, the federal abortion funding limit
called the Hyde Amendment has been much in the news. That is because the amendment, which restricts federal funding for
abortion to instances of rape and incest or where the life of the mother would be endangered if the baby were carried to
term, has been a fixture of national policy since 1976. Now Democrats want to change that. In past years, the
Democratic platform vaguely referenced public funding, saying access to abortion should be legally permitted without regard
to a woman's "ability to pay." The new platform approved last month in Philadelphia, however, is explicit: "We will
continue to oppose — and seek to overturn — federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman's
access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment."
The Changing Faith of
Hillary Clinton. When many conservatives first learned back in 2007 that I had the temerity to write a book on
the faith of Hillary Clinton, especially after books on the faiths of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, they looked at me
with a mix of amazement and annoyance. Why would you do that? [...] In the time since that book was published,
Clinton has completely ditched her defense of marriage, becoming gung ho not only for same-sex "marriage" but much of the
"LGBTQ" agenda, which has become a major thrust of her presidential campaign. Moreover, her abortion extremism has only
gotten worse — and that's really saying something. Hillary Clinton has plainly become a "pro-choice"
fanatic. Her support of abortion and — conversely — vilification of pro-lifers, is way
over-the-top. She has flown off the hinges. In the process, her onetime championing of religious freedom
has been devoured by her devotion to the rabid pro-choice cause.
Clinton's Pro-Abortion Extremism, in Her Own Words, in Just 57 Seconds. I write for a living, but I thoroughly
understand the power of visuals — to educate, to motive, and often to enchant. And to terrify. A
couple of days ago Gary Bauer's American Values Action PAC released a YouTube video that in a mere 57 seconds encapsulates
why Hillary Clinton is (by anyone's definition not on the abortion industry's payroll) an abortion extremist. These are
Clinton's own words and they are not taken out of context.
little white lies. But once you got beyond the fact that Hillary looked like Mrs. Michelin Man, or Boss
Hogg in drag, you could let her speech wash over you, like millions of gallons of toxic waste from an EPA mine spill on the
Animas River. It was a 56-minute-long Greatest Hits concert, featuring all of the Democrat talking points of the past
half-century. They say Eskimos have countless words for snow and ice, because cold is such a central part of their
lives. What ice is to Eskimos, abortion is to the Democrats. Sometimes they call it "reproductive freedom," or "a
woman's right to choose," or "women's health issues." On Thursday [7/28/2016], Hillary went for "a woman's right to make
her own health care decisions."
Emanating a Putrid Smell Across America. At my local gym using an aerobic machine, I saw on TV Cecile Richards,
president of Planned Parenthood, speaking at the DNC. Seeing this despicable, cold, calculating, and evil woman at the podium
defined the Democrat party as the source of the putrid smell spreading across our country. The DNC emanated the foul
odor of America's moral decline. Richards is running a national dead-baby-body-parts chop shop. And yet, this
vile woman had the audacity to deceptively portray herself as an advocate for women and Trump as anti-woman. After the
release of numerous undercover videos exposing the horrors and illegality happening behind the walls of Planned Parenthood,
why on earth would the Democrats gift the abortion factory's president with hero status at their national convention?
Censor Dems Cheering Abortion at DNC. In what Yahoo News called a "convention first," NARAL president
Ilyse Hogue proclaimed her past abortion loud and clear in her nationally televised DNC speech. Yet, the resounding
cheers and applause from her Philly audience were not loud enough to reach the networks' ears. In fact, neither NBC,
ABC nor CBS provided any coverage of Hogue's July 27 speech or the crowd's shamefully ecstatic response to her personal history.
Clinton and Planned Parenthood Want Free Abortions on Babies After 20 Weeks. During the past eight years,
President Barack Obama's pro-abortion position has been devastating to unborn babies and the Americans who fight to protect
their rights. But the abortion climate in America could get even worse if Hillary Clinton wins the White House,
National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru predicted. "During the Obama years, liberalism became more aggressive in its support
of abortion. Hillary Clinton's campaign reflects this new attitude," Ponnuru wrote. "If she is elected, her
administration is likely to reach a new extreme in the depth of its commitment to keeping abortion legal, expanding subsidies
for it, and insulating these policies from democratic review." Ponnuru pointed out that Clinton's radical abortion
position is similar to Obama's. She has said in various interviews that an unborn child just hours before birth should
have no Constitutional rights. In February, Clinton defended the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure.
Clinton also said she wants to overturn the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to pay for abortions.
Platform: Killing the Unborn Is Fine with Us. The Democratic Party is about to approve the most radically
pro-abortion platform in its history. It's a Hillary platform, a Hillary party, and a Hillary convention.
Tragically, making it easier to kill unborn children has been a Hillary Clinton priority throughout her long career. In
1992, she and Bill Clinton told Americans that abortion should be "safe, legal, and rare." That seductive message helped them
to win the presidency. Liberals claim that killing unborn children is "a fundamental constitutional right." But no
reporter ever asked Bill and Hillary why this "constitutional right" should be rare.
Democrats Came to Embrace Taxpayer-Funded Abortions. President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2010
applying the Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding of most abortions, to Obamacare. Five years later, the White
House referred to the Hyde Amendment while defending taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Now, the Democrats' party
platform is calling for repeal of the measure. According to a new poll, Americans are solidly opposed to public funding
of abortion, including nearly half of voters who support abortion rights, and at least four out of 10 Democrats.
platform at convention backs abortion funds. The Democratic Party has taken the unprecedented step of including
language in its platform calling for the repeal of a law that bars federal dollars from paying directly for abortions. [...]
Under pressure from pro-choice lawmakers in his own party, President Obama signed an executive order in 2010 affirming that
the Hyde Amendment would apply to his signature health care initiative. But a draft of the Democratic platform that was
approved over the weekend reads in part: "We will continue to oppose — and seek to overturn —
federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman's access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment."
Platform Calls For Taxpayer-Funded Abortions. Unlike any previous major party platform, the final draft of the
2016 Democratic platform explicitly calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for
abortion except in cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother. A press release from the Democratic Party on
Saturday [6/25/2016] proudly announced, "The platform goes further than previous Democratic platforms on women's reproductive
rights. It champions Planned Parenthood health centers and commits to push back on all Republican efforts to defund it."
Says She Wants More Questions About Abortion. Here Are 10 She Won't Answer. [Scroll down] Hillary
also told CBS she thought "that the kind of late-term abortions that take place are because of medical necessity. And,
therefore, I would hate to see the government interfering with that decision. This contention is made all the time and
rarely challenged. In reality, most abortions of viable babies in America have nothing to do with protecting the life
of the mother. Not even the abortion industry's propaganda outfit, Guttmacher Institute, believes this is true.
In the only study it conducted on the reasons women have late-term abortion, Guttmacher found that in "many ways, women who
had later abortions were similar to those who obtained first-trimester procedures."
President: Abortion Is 'Necessary'; First Amendment Should Be Repealed. [An] unofficial surrogate of Hillary
Clinton, the President of the left-wing National Organization For Women (NOW) said on Monday [4/11/2016] that abortion is a
"necessary aspect" of "reproductive health care." Speaking to a group of leftist supports in Washington, D.C., Terry O'Neill
also called for repealing the First Amendment, raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, and mandates for businesses
to provide benefits to employees subsidizing contraception and abortion.
the Unborn "Less than Human"? Leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said over the weekend,
"The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights." She made her remarks on NBC's "Meet the Press" (4/3/16). I'm
amazed that she even used the phrase "unborn person." Many times those who favor abortion rights use demeaning phrases like
"clump of tissue" or "POC," i.e., "Product of Conception." Clinton went on to say, "Now that doesn't mean that we don't
do everything we possibly can in the vast majority of instances to, you know, help a mother who is carrying a child and wants
to make sure that child will be healthy, to have appropriate medical support."
AG targeting abortion foe uses Planned Parenthood to raise funds for Senate bid. California Attorney General
Kamala Harris, whose office is targeting the maker of anti-Planned Parenthood abortion videos, is using the group to help
raise money for her U.S. Senate campaign. [...] Critics of Planned Parenthood said the tie-in with the campaign raises
ethical issues as her office targets David Daleiden, the anti-abortion activist known best for his undercover videos about
Parenthood Activist Slams Hillary for Accidentally Calling Unborn Baby a "Person". A Planned Parenthood "manager of
community engagement" removed a connection to her employer from her Twitter account this week after criticizing Hillary Clinton,
in a move that suggests that unconditional support for Clinton is key to the abortion group. In a rare twist, the criticism
was for Clinton not being pro-abortion enough. The criticism came in the wake of Clinton's statement Sunday [4/3/2016] on
NBC's Meet the Press that "the unborn person does not have Constitutional rights." Though Clinton's statement was clearly
intended to convey as pro-abortion a position possible, Planned Parenthood employee Diana Arellano criticized Clinton for
"calling a fetus an 'unborn child,'" according to Newsmax.
commits major abortion gaffe. A gaffe, as Michael Kinsley famously explained it, is when a politician accidentally
tells the truth. And Hillary Clinton did exactly that on Meet the Press yesterday [4/3/2016], violating the rulebook
of Planned Parenthood to use language that obscures the nature of abortion, substituting words like "choice" and "fetal tissue
mass" to mask the taking of a human a life. Hillary's sin? Stating her view that "an unborn person does not have
constitutional rights." Acknowledging that an "unborn person" is what is being killed, or terminated, as the abortion
industry prefers to euphemize it, creates legal conceptual difficulties.
'unborn person' comments anger both pro-choice, pro-life sides. Democratic primary front-runner Hillary Clinton
ran afoul of both the pro-life and pro-choice sides of the abortion debate Sunday [4/3/2016] when she said constitutional
rights do not apply to an "unborn person" or "child." "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights," Mrs.
Clinton said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Now that doesn't mean that we don't do everything we possibly can in the vast
majority of instances to, you know, help a mother who is carrying a child and wants to make sure that child will be healthy,
to have appropriate medical support." Mrs. Clinton also said "there is room for reasonable kinds of restrictions"
on abortion during the third trimester of pregnancy.
Unborn Children Don't Have Constitutional Rights. On Sunday [4/3/2016], Hillary Clinton told Chuck Todd that no
unborn child has constitutional rights. "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights," under our current laws,
said Clinton. She also said that "the woman's right to make decisions" is most important when it comes to abortion.
Most notable perhaps is Clinton's use of "person." Oftentimes, when talking about a woman's right to choose, pro-choicers
will use terminology that suggests the unborn is not a person or human, but a "fetus." [Video clip]
Hillary: Unborn Babies
Do Not Have Rights. Hillary Clinton says that unborn children do not have "constitutional rights." In an interview with
Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" airing on Sunday [4/3/2016], Clinton said that while it "doesn't mean that you don't do everything
possible to try to fulfill your obligations [to help the unborn person], it does not include sacrificing the woman's right to make
decisions." Todd asked Clinton "if an unborn child has constitutional rights" and Clinton replied, "Well, under our laws, that is
not something that exists. The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights."
the Scrutiny of Hillary Clinton on Abortion? GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump is taking a beating from
the press over his flip-flops on abortion. But the leading Democrat candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, has escaped serious
scrutiny over her extreme position that would seem to prohibit any restrictions on the procedure. [...] During an interview with Chuck
Todd of NBC's "Meet the Press," Mrs. Clinton, who is a grandmother, was asked, "Are there reasonable restrictions that you would ever
support on abortion?" She seemed to reply that she supported no limits to abortion up until the moment of birth.
Continue to Distort the Truth About Abortion. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Cecile
Richards, president of Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest provider of abortions), wrote an opinion column noting the
43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion-on-demand in our nation. They claim that
Republicans want to turn back the clock and take away "women's right to safe, legal abortion." "Every woman should be able
to make decisions about her pregnancy," they continue, "including whether to end it, without shame, judgment, harassment, or
intimidation — and certainly without interference by politicians." As always, liberals like these two women
of the left distort reality and truth to their benefit and to the detriment of those who suffer from the sick and destructive
policies they promote.
Clinton rallies Planned Parenthood vote,
fights all restrictions on abortions. Once a proponent of making abortions "safe, legal and rare," Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has now
dropped the "rare" from her rhetorical pitch as she seeks to rally the Planned Parenthood vote. Ever more worried by a challenge from Sen. Bernard Sanders, Mrs. Clinton
has placed women's rights at the forefront of her candidacy, rallying with a heightened sense of absolutism: fighting against all restrictions on abortions, including
during the ninth month of pregnancy.
Clinton: 'There is no more important issue
than reproductive rights'. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton told voters in New Hampshire Friday [1/22/2016] that there is
"no more important issue than reproductive rights." "We want to get the economy working for everybody, not just those at the top, [and] we want
to get incomes rising," Clinton told attendees of the National Abortion Rights Action League's annual Pro-choice Roe v. Wade Dinner in New Hampshire.
"But those of us in this room also know that human rights, civil rights [and] women's rights matter and there is no more important issue than reproductive
rights," she added.
Calls for Free Abortions for Medicaid Recipients. At an event to accept the endorsement of Planned Parenthood
in New Hampshire on Sunday, Hillary Clinton called for unlimited taxpayer-funding of elective abortions for Medicaid recipients.
"I believe we need to protect access to safe and legal abortion, not just in principle, but in practice. Any right that requires
you to take extraordinary measures to access it is no right at all," Clinton said. "Not as long as we have laws on the book
like the Hyde amendment, making it harder for low income women to exercise their full rights," she added at the end of a list of
restrictions that supposedly deny women a right to abortion.
Planned Parenthood Endorses Hillary
Clinton. Planned Parenthood has endorsed Hillary Clinton, with a formal announcement set to come at a campaign event in Manchester,
New Hampshire on Sunday, a Clinton spokesman told ABC News — the first time the nonprofit has backed a candidate in a primary.
The group's decision to do so comes amid recent efforts by Republicans to defund the organization. "Hillary Clinton holds the strongest
record on reproductive rights of all presidential contenders in not just this election, but in American history," Planned Parenthood Action Fund,
the political arm of the group, said in a statement. "She doesn't just support women's health — she has been a proactive leader
on expanding access to women's health care."
The Editor asks...
Does "women's health care" include "You better put some ice on that"?
Enough Abortions in California. California is such a pro-abortion state that: 1. It allows non-doctor nurse
practitioners to terminate fetal life. 2. Its voters have twice refused to vote in a "parent notification" law, requiring
that parents of underage girls be told — not approve, just notified — that their daughter had an abortion.
And now: 3. Crisis pregnancy centers — that help women choose to give birth by providing counseling and material
support — will be required to post notices of where abortions can be obtained with phone numbers, as well as that they might
be obtained for free.
Liberals Condemn Prayer. [Scroll down] To some liberals, abortion is a sacrament so important that they
will gladly deny medical care to a viable little girl who survives an abortion attempt. Obama fought a law that would require
medical care for abortion survivors in Illinois and he recently said he'd veto a similar law if it were to be passed by Congress.
Those liberals also support allowing abortion for any reason up to the moment of birth including the torturing to death of
pain-capable viable unborn girls. Yet to the vast majority of Americans abortion is at best a tragic solution that in
the words of Hillary Clinton should be "safe, legal and rare, and by rare I mean rare." Further the majority of Americans
believe that abortion should only be allowed in very limited circumstances. Clearly the morality defined by those
liberals is not one that resonates with civilized people.
and MSM condemning decent Americans. [Scroll down] Even after the release of numerous undercover videos
exposing the shocking truth that Planned Parenthood has been illegally and callously harvesting dead baby body parts for
profit, PP remains defiant. The latest undercover video catches an abortion doctor selling prized aborted baby heads.
Undeterred, the mainstream media and Democrats remain rock-solid in their loyalty to PP. Remember, Democrats and mainstream
media are secular progressive disciples. Abortion is their holy sacrament — must kill babies to save the planet
Mom Has 52 Kids/Grand-kids: A victim of Leftist Deceptions, Promises and Betrayals. Aborted babies iare what the Left
brings to the alter as a sacrifice in worship of the earth to save the planet and poke a finger in the eye of Jesus. Make no
mistake about it folks. The Left despises Jesus. Therefore, the Left gives abortionists (Planned Parenthood) free rein
to do whatever; kill babies born alive, sell baby heads for profit and so on. No PP behavior is too brutal or extreme as
long as 3000 babies a day continue to be murdered in America funded by taxpayers. Isn't it interesting that it is not
enough that the left has free rein to engage in anti-God activities? They are hell-bent on forcing Christians and taxpayers to
approve and fund them. PP does not need the $500 million of taxpayer funding it receives annually.
Ellmers Uses Pro-Life Flyer To Hide Opposition to Pro-Life Bill. Controversial GOP Rep. Renée Ellmers is
sending a flyer to her constituents, touting her vote for curbs on late-term abortions, even though she led a group that
persuaded the House leadership to yank a pro-life bill from the House floor in January. "Rep. Ellmers is using
taxpayer-funded mail to mislead the 2nd District yet again," said economist Frank Roche, a conservative who is running
against Ellmers in the GOP primary.
Asks DNC Chair Schultz If Her Children Were Human Beings As Fetuses. While Bernie Sanders was sucking up to
Queen Hillary at Tuesday night's charade of a debate, MRC TV asked DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz a very up-close and personal
question on abortion: whether or not she thought her children were actually human beings while in the womb. Schultz
refused to give a simple "yes" or "no" answer, opting instead to fall back onto Democratic talking points. Based on her
answers, it begs the question as to why MRC TV didn't just point-blank ask if she would've aborted her own children if she had
been given the opportunity — her answers certainly don't suggest otherwise.
The party of abortion, not the party of women. As Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards took the hot
seat in a House oversight committee hearing Tuesday about the organization's sale of fetal tissue, the real question we
should be asking isn't whether taxpayers should continue to fund Planned Parenthood. It's why we need Planned Parenthood at
all. [...] Democrats for Life of America also support defunding Planned Parenthood. Executive Director Kristen Day writes in
a statement: "It is time to recognize the life in the womb and to provide more support and more options to pregnant women."
Black Caucus Members Praise Planned Parenthood on the Hill. At a tragically ironic press conference Monday
afternoon [9/28/2015] on Capitol Hill, the Congressional Black Caucus praised the work of Planned Parenthood. Joined by
former Planned Parenthood patients, Reps. Gwen Moore (D-WI), Alma Adams (D-NC) and Donna Edwards (D-MD) defended the
organization as vital to women's health. Not of interest during their conversation, was the fact that Planned Parenthood
Founder Margaret Sanger was a racist, nor the Center for Medical Progress investigation that has shocked Americans with its
disturbing footage of employees joking about the sale of fetal body parts. Nope, these concerns were of no consequence.
Rep. Adams seemed quite positive that the GOP attempt to defund Planned Parenthood was based off of a misogynistic agenda.
Are You Sure You Want to
#Shoutyourabortion? There is a reason that, for the past three decades or so, pro-choice politicians have
hidden behind comfortable-sounding euphemisms such as "women's health," and "reproductive justice." That reason?
That the country at large is not as comfortable with abortion as is NARAL and the pro-choice caucus within the Democratic
party. "On abortion rights," the New York Times's David Leonhardt observed back in July of 2013, "both
parties have a claim on public opinion. Maybe more to the point, both can make a strong case that the other party has
an extreme view." Translation: If you want to sell Roe to a generally skeptical public, you'd better not
pretend that abortion is pleasant.
Babies: It's Obama Administration Policy. For many years, I wrote nothing about abortion, never having taken
much interest in the issue. But the Planned Parenthood videos have been an eye-opener, for me as for many others.
I had no idea that such corruption is not only being permitted, but is financed by a half billion taxpayer dollars.
If the Democrats, hungry to profit a few measly dollars from the sale of body parts, can't draw the line at murdering babies
who are born alive, they are far sicker than I realized.
Dems block GOP bill that would curb late abortions. Senate Democrats thwarted a Republican effort to ban
late-term abortions on Tuesday [9/22/2015] as GOP leaders strained to avoid a government shutdown in eight days over the
dispute — all against a tangled backdrop of presidential politics.
Try to Block Planned Parenthood Videos at House Hearing. House Republicans showed the gruesome Planned Parenthood
videos in a hearing today [9/17/2015]. Democrats tried to block them. The hearing in the House subcommittee on health
of the Committee on Energy and Commerce was to consider proposals to expand protections for unborn children who survive an abortion
and also the federal ban on partial birth abortion. Reps. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Renee Elmers (R-NC) want the
Congress to give states the right to withhold federal funding, especially Medicaid funding, if an abortion provider is even
suspected to violating either the Infants Born Alive Protection Act or the Partial Birth Abortion Act.
Dem Staffers Invited to Screening of Planned Parenthood Videos; Only Three Watch — 'Horror Is Hard to Look
At'. The pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List invited some 2,000 Democrat staffers to attend a screening
Thursday of the nine undercover videos that have been released by the Center for Medical Progress showing top medical
officials with Planned Parenthood Federation of America discussing the sale of body parts of aborted babies. Fewer
than 10 Democrat staffers showed up out of the some 2,000 Democrat staffers invited, and only three actually watched the
videos — just two of whom watched all of the 90-plus minutes of video footage.
Launch Attack on Crisis Pregnancy Centers. In apparent retaliation for Republican presidential candidate Jeb
Bush's statements critical of Planned Parenthood, the Democratic party has launched an attack on crisis pregnancy centers. A
blog post on Democrats.org said that crisis pregnancy centers "have zero understanding of what women's health care is." The
criticism of the centers was not simply incidental to the attack on Bush; the Democrats devote an entire paragraph to undermining
the credibility of pro-life groups that seek to offer pregnant women alternatives to abortion.
Wasserman Schultz Redefines 'Vulgar'. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the quintessential left-wing shill. When it
comes to shamelessly mouthing liberal talking points, the woman will defend just about anything. Of late the DNC mouthpiece
and supporter of the unrestricted slaughter of 4,000 babies a day has jumped aboard the Black Lives Matter bandwagon, because
as long as the black life is outside of the womb and not on the streets of Chicago, Debbie does believe that "black lives matter."
In addition to embracing that tortured logic, Wasserman Schultz also celebrates the ongoing dissolution of the First Amendment.
Liberal Double Standards and Planned
Parenthood. Liberals are famous for shaming conservatives for their past associations with questionable characters, while
they exempt themselves from the same standards. [...] Why do you suppose that is? The reason is that for liberals, the acid test
for one's moral character is his ideology. Does the person support progressive causes? If so, it doesn't much matter what
he did in the past. That's not the case for Republicans.
Blumenthal: Defend Planned Parenthood, Make It Federal Crime to Maim Animals. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) – who
vigorously defended Planned Parenthood on the Senate floor in July – now wants the federal government to make it a federal felony to
maim animals. Blumenthal is co-sponsor of a bill that describes what is called animal "crushing" – the "actual conduct in which
one or more non-human mammals, birds, reptiles, or amphibians is intentionally crushed, burned, drowned, suffocated, impaled or
otherwise subjected to bodily injury." WFSB-TV reported the Connecticut Democrat discussed the proposed Prevent Animal Cruelty
and Torture Act at an animal care center in South Windsor on Monday [8/17/2015].
got news for Democrats, It's a baby! Democrats like to talk about the importance of
being on the "right side of history." This phrase was invoked frequently during the same-sex
marriage debate. Yet when faced with a series of videos detailing grotesque human rights abuses
against unborn children by Planned Parenthood Federation of America doctors, Democratic Party forces
have eschewed all concern for historical or moral rightness. Pope Francis has correctly
described the unborn as "the most defenseless and innocent among us." But in the sordid tale of
strategic crushing of the unborn to better harvest their hearts, lungs and livers, many Democrats
have incredibly cast an organization with a roughly $1.3 billion annual budget in the role of the
innocent and defenseless. Hillary Clinton emerged as Planned Parenthood's highest profile protector
Monday, decrying the "assault" against her allegedly helpless campaign donors.
From "Mainstreaming Dumb" To "Mainstreaming Crazy". [Scroll down] Hey, we all know the only thing
liberals love better than killing babies is getting paid to kill babies, but they used to at least
try to hide the blood on their hands. Remember when liberals used to say that they believed abortion
should be "safe, legal and rare?" Sure, it wasn't true, but at least they felt obliged to say it to
keep from looking bloodthirsty. Then we moved on to, "We support abortion anytime, anywhere for any
reason." Your baby has an issue? Abort her! You got a girl and you wanted a boy?
Abort her! Is the pregnancy going to ruin your selfies when you go on a vacation to the beach later
this year? Abort her! Well, now, we've veered from heartless all the way into psychopathy because
the liberal position is that it's okay to abort children and then SELL THE BABY PARTS FOR PROFIT. The
closest thing that comes to mind to what Planned Parenthood is doing today is what the Nazis did during WWII.
Uh-oh. There's a crack in the outer wall. Democrat
Senator Announces He Will Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood. Democratic Senator Joe
Manchin of West Virginia announced Monday [8/3/2015] he will vote to defund Planned Parenthood.
Last Tuesday, Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst introduced legislation to federally defund Planned
Parenthood. The bill quickly gained support among other Republican senators. The bill
gained 44 co-sponsors through the week but no Democrats lent their support.
Planned Parenthood, The White House Defends The Indefensible. For an institution that
might argue that it doesn't have a dog in this fight, the White House sure has stepped into the
Planned Parenthood baby-parts selling scandal on the side of the flesh-peddlers. Sounding a
little surreal, White House press secretary Josh Earnest firmly stood up for Planned Parenthood on
behalf of the Obama administration following the release of four undercover videos from the Center
for Medical Progress showing the family-planning agency's leaders' callous disregard for human life
and its grotesque efforts to reap commercial benefit for itself.
House: Defunding Planned Parenthood Would 'Draw Presidential Veto'. During the White
House press briefing today, press secretary Josh Earnest suggested that any congressional budget
rider that would defund Planned Parenthood would "draw a presidential veto" from President Obama.
Earnest has stopped short of issuing an official veto threat for any legislation defunding Planned
Parenthood from the podium until now.
Parenthood President Made 39 Visits To Obama's White House Since 2009. Planned Parenthood President Cecile
Richards, head of the taxpayer-subsidized abortion giant currently facing a firestorm for allegedly selling body parts
harvested from aborted babies, has made personal visits to the White House 39 times since President Barack Obama took
office in 2009, White House records show. According to online records on the White House website, Richards first
visited the White House on Jan. 20, 2009 — the same day Obama first took office. Since then, Richards
has met with Obama alone at least three times and First Lady Michelle Obama at least twice. She also met with [the]
president and his wife together another four times.
Dems Claim To Be for 'Little Guy,' But Defend PP. Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh criticized Democrats
for defending Planned Parenthood while claiming to be the party of "the little guy" on Friday [7/31/2015].
Rush said of the videos, "The White House says nothing to see here. Hillary Clinton says she's troubled by
the videos. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), praising the, whatever she described Planned Parenthood as being, a
great, compassionate organization. Selling these body parts, the lie, for medical research. And yet,
there isn't one medical advancement that any of the people responsible for this can point to and say, 'Look what
we've done! Look at the advances that we've made!' It's purely for money and profit. It's barbaric
beyond any ability I have to describe it. I've waited. Two weeks, three weeks have gone by.
There's no room for equivocation on this. There's no room for, 'Well, what if there's something we don't
understand here?' There's no room for that. [This is] clear-cut depravity, murder. And that
human beings are doing this to one another, and claiming that people who oppose this, somehow, are conducting a
War on Women, or are unaware and unfeeling of another person's rights? Are you serious? [...]"
Congress Won't Defund Planned Parenthood. The fetal harvesting issue appears to have
significant staying power, but one never knows what could derail an investigation or give politicians
an excuse to push this issue on to the back burner. In politics, you often have to strike while
the iron is hot. Additionally, it is extremely unlikely that six Senate Democrats and President
Obama will decide that taxpayers should stop funding the dismemberment of children and objectifying
women. After all, Planned Parenthood is a major part of the campaign lifeblood of the Democratic
Party. In 2011, President Obama was willing to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood
funding, in part because he knew the GOP would back down — which it did.
Clinton Defends Embattled Planned Parenthood'. Hillary Clinton strongly defended
Planned Parenthood Thursday [7/23/2015] as the women's health organization reels from the fallout
over a sting video released by anti-abortion activists earlier this month. "For more than a
century, Planned Parenthood has provided essential services for women," Clinton said while
campaigning at a community college in Greenville, South Carolina. "And I think it is unfortunate
that Planned Parenthood has been the object of such a concerted attack for so many years. And it's
really an attack against a woman's right to chose."
and Abortion. It would be hard to say what issue is closest to the hearts of liberals —
inequality, diversity, labor unions, or maximizing the size and reach of government. What seems to get
them most exercised, however, is the issue of abortion. That attitude leaves conservatives in a state of
bewildered disbelief. How can liberals, Democrats, the left, be such enthusiastic supporters of something
that is, at best, a necessary evil? Why are they so protective of unlimited abortion and paranoid about
placing any restrictions whatsoever on it? How do they manage to feel so positive about something that is
so profoundly negative?
Clinton Calls Law Protecting Lives of Viable Infants 'Extreme and Unacceptable'. Republicans in Congress
have not only tolerated the legality of abortion in pregnancies that result from rape, they have voted since 1993 for
laws allowing federal Medicaid funding of abortions in these extreme cases in order to prohibit funding in more than
99 percent of other cases. But even if one accepts this exception for principled or prudential reasons, it
does not follow that this exception must exist in the ninth month of pregnancy. So does Clinton support any limits
on abortion? She has given conflicting answers over the years, and her campaign still hasn't answered several
questions about her position on late-term abortion and taxpayer-funded abortion[.]
'I Reject Any Premise that Planned Parenthood is Harvesting Fetal Organs, or Body Parts'. On Capitol
Hill, CNSNews.com asked Hoyer, "In its last annual report, Planned Parenthood said it did more than 327,000 abortions
in fiscal year 2013. Recent reports indicate that Planned Parenthood doctors have been harvesting tissue from aborted
babies. So should federal taxpayer dollars be required to subsidize Planned Parenthood or should Congress cut off
all federal funding?" Hoyer responded, "Look, I don't accept the premise that Planned Parenthood is 'harvesting'
anything. Planned Parenthood is doing very, very important services for literally hundreds of thousands, maybe
millions of women as relates to their health."
Clinton Attacks Scott Walker's 20-Week Abortion Ban as 'Dangerous,' 'Extreme And Unacceptable. [Wisconsin
Gov. Scott] Walker signed into law on Monday [7/20/2015] in Wisconsin a bill that bans abortions in his state after
20 weeks, when babies in the womb are widely considered to have reached a threshold in their development before
birth where they can feel pain. [...] "Gov. Walker signed dangerous abortion restrictions into law in WI —
without exceptions for rape or incest. Extreme and unacceptable," she [Hillary Clinton] Tweeted late Monday evening.
The Editor says...
Does Mrs. Clinton believe that a baby conceived by an act of rape or incest cannot
feel pain, or deserves to feel pain? How does anyone know with any certainty that unborn babies
can't feel pain prior to 20 weeks?
Planned Parenthood Official Works For White House Staff — Her 'Right-Wing' Hatred
Exposed. Disgraced Planned Parenthood official Deborah Nucatola's shocking personal
work history is coming to light. Records reveal that Nucatola was employed by a former White
House staffer at the time that she was selling aborted baby fetus parts. A staunch political
advocate, Nucatola railed against the "right-wing" Bush administration. What's more, she so enjoyed
her work in the abortion industry that she touted a T-shirt celebrating a drug used in the practice.
policy adviser to] Hillary slams 20-week abortion ban. The Hillary Clinton campaign jabbed at House
Republicans after they passed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on Wednesday. "Politicians should
not interfere with personal medical decisions, which should be left to a woman, her family and her faith, in consultation
with her doctor or health care provider," Clinton's senior policy adviser Maya Harris said in a statement.
Fiorina: It's Democrats Who Have the 'Extreme Position' on Abortion. Considered a long
shot for the White House, she has nonetheless impressed conservative audiences this year with passionate
speeches at CPAC and several recent events in early primary states. Her sharp critiques of Hillary
Clinton have led many Republicans to welcome her entry into the race, if for no other reason than to help
support the party's message against the current Democratic frontrunner.
channels Madame Mao: 'deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed'.
Barack Obama was a piker when he wrote about audacity. Hillary Clinton seems to be calling for nothing less than a Great
Proletarian Cultural Revolution in the United States, mimicking Mao Zedong's wife Jiang Qing, who sought
to overturn millennia of Chinese culture in order to impose a communist paradise through the Cultural
Revolution. But of course, Hillary was urging the rejection of our religious and cultural heritage
in order to facilitate the killing of unborn children.
On Abortion: 'Deep-Seated Cultural Codes, Religious Beliefs And Structural Biases Have To Be
Changed'. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a feminist tone on
Thursday [4/23/2015]. She told attendees at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit that "deep-seated
cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed" for the sake of giving women access
to "reproductive health care and safe childbirth." "Far too many women are denied access to reproductive
health care and safe childbirth, and laws don't count for much if they're not enforced. Rights have to
exist in practice — not just on paper," Clinton said.
Nominee Defending Partial-Birth Abortion: 'The Phrase "Living Fetus"' is 'Hopelessly Vague'. Attorney General
nominee Loretta Lynch joined a group of former U.S. attorneys in signing an amicus brief presented to the Supreme Court in
2006 in the case of Gonzales v. Carhart that argued that the federal ban on partial-birth abortion was unconstitutional
because its language was too vague. In their brief, for example, Lynch and the other former U.S. attorneys argued that
the term "living fetus" was too vague to be understood by those responsible for following and enforcing the law.
Fiorina: 'Nobody Agrees With' Democrats' Abortion Platform. Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and likely
presidential candidate Carly Fiorina criticized the Democratic Party's platform of abortion on demand during a recent
speech. Serving as the mistress of ceremonies at the Susan B. Anthony List's Campaign for Life Gala in Washington,
D.C. last week, Fiorina praised the organization and its supporters for their contributions to the pro-life movement.
Meet the Real Abortion Extremists.
Colorado legislatures are so zealously committed to abortion, they will not even criminalize killers
who cut babies out of their mothers' wombs against their wishes. That is not some hypothetical,
of course — that just happened.
Meet The Real
Abortion Extremists. The bill, which Senate Democrats oppose, was drafted in reaction
to a grisly case in Longmont, Colorado, where a seven-month pregnant Michelle Wilkins was attacked
and left for dead after her baby was cut out of her womb by an attacker. The mother survived; her
baby — who the family says was named "Aurora" — did not. The district attorney
was unable to charge the perpetrator with murder because the coroner concluded the baby was not alive
outside the womb, even though, without any violent interference, more than 90 percent of babies
born after 27 weeks survive. The truth is that pro-choice advocates don't want district
attorneys prosecuting people for killing fetuses because it sets up two dangerous debates. First,
the act of humanizing unborn babies that women want to keep means humanizing unborn babies others do
not want to keep. Aurora got a name, but the other third-trimester babies disposed of aren't
Wasserman Schultz Super Concerned Rand Paul Will "Let Women Die". "We believe a
decision on a woman's reproductive choices is best left between a woman and her doctor and I am
still waiting for Rand Paul to say whether or not he supporting exceptions when a woman is raped,
going to force a woman to carry a baby to term and not allow her to make that choice? When she's the
victim of rape, the victim of incest? Are we going to let a woman die? Would Rand Paul
let a woman die because she's carrying a baby or is he going to let her make that choice with her
doctor?" she said during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer last night [4/14/2015].
Interesting how Wasserman Schultz didn't mention late term abortionist Kermit Gosnell and all
of the women he let die in his filthy "clinic." When asked about aborting a 7-month old
baby, Wasserman Schultz is heard laughing before doubling down on the Democrat Party stance
of being "pro-choice."
Megyn Kelly Ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz Rand Paul's Abortion Question. Tonight
[4/14/2015] on Fox News, Megyn Kelly challenged Debbie Wasserman Schultz to finally and directly
answer the question about abortion that Rand Paul rightly pointed out Democrats never have to answer.
The media pretty much never puts the inquisition screws to Democrats like they do to Republicans because
the media takes it for granted that Democrats are good and righteous and Republicans are evil and
duplicitous. So asking so-called "gotcha" questions holds no angle or interest for them.
Kelly Grills Wasserman-Schultz over Abortion, Lacking 'New Face' in 2016. After asking
about whether Clinton should be primaried, [Megyn] Kelly brought up Rand Paul's ongoing spat with
her over where the line should be drawn at abortion. [Debbie] Wasserman-Schultz has accused Paul
of deflecting, but Kelly was pressing her on deflections of her own. Kelly asked what she thinks
the limit should be on abortion (i.e. not in the third trimester). Wasserman-Schultz said she can't give
"a specific date and time," but insisted those decisions are best left to women and their doctors.
Paul scratches the Democrats' abortion surface, bloody extremism pours out. Republican
presidential candidate Rand Paul is pro-life. As such, he constantly is asked about the most extreme
cases of abortion — rape, incest, severe threats to a mother's health. So on Wednesday,
Paul encouraged reporters to ask Democrats, who favor legalized abortion, about similarly tough cases,
such as late-term abortion. "Why don't we ask the DNC: Is it okay to kill a seven-pound
baby in the uterus?" Paul said. "You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she's OK with
killing a seven-pound baby that is not born yet." Schultz quickly came back with an answer:
"I support letting women and their doctors make this decision without government getting involved.
Period. End of story."
OK with Aborting 7-lb Babies; Nets Silent. The media would be all over a Republican
politician if he or she refused to support abortion — even in cases of rape and incest.
But a Democrat politician supporting abortion in any situation? Not so much. Following the
lead of an AP reporter earlier that day, New Hampshire journalist Paul Steinhauser asked Sen. Rand Paul
(R-Ky.) about his stance on abortion on April 8. Sen. Paul responded, "Why don't we ask the
DNC: Is it OK to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus?" When DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz
(D-Fla.) refused to cite any restrictions on abortion, the three broadcast networks — ABC,
NBC and CBS refused to report on the incident.
Clinton Won't Spell Out Position on Late-Term Abortion. Former secretary of state
Hillary Clinton is dodging a key question in the abortion debate: Under what circumstances should
late-term abortion be legal? Every declared or likely Republican presidential candidate has
expressed support for legislation that would ban most abortions later than 20 weeks after
conception — or 5 months into pregnancy — when infants can feel pain and survive if
born prematurely. But Hillary Clinton and her spokesman have declined to spell out Clinton's
position on late-term abortion.
Delegate Norton: 'Nothing Is More Under Attack Than Reproductive Choice in America Today'. [Delegate
Eleanor Holmes] Norton and the other panelists complained of the 2011 ban on local abortion funding in the District
of Columbia and legislation in Congress such as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortion
after 20 weeks. "As I look at what's up in the Congress and the issues that are often discussed either among
members or in the Congress or as I think about the states, I do not think I exaggerate when I say nothing is more under
attack than reproductive choice in America today," Norton said in her opening remarks.
Says Many Women Are "Totally and Completely Thrilled" to Have an Abortion. Earlier today
[3/25/2015], Democrats in the New York State Assembly argued for and helped pass a controversial abortion
bill — AB 6221. The legislation, now a standalone that was previously a divisive tenth
plank of the Women's Equality Act, passed mostly along party lines. The bill expands third-trimester
abortions and allow non-doctors to perform abortions. The National Right to Life organization has deemed
it "abortion on demand" allowing abortions "for any reason deemed 'relevant to the well-being of the patient'
including physical, emotional, psychological, and familial factors, and the mother's age." The bill was sponsored
by Deborah Glick (D), who took to the floor to argue that having an abortion is a woman's "Constitutional right."
Schultz Complains That Helms Amendment Has Become 'A Total Ban on Abortion'.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) urged Secretary of State
John Kerry this week to look into what she says is the misapplication of 42-year-old legislation
that bans U.S. foreign aid from being spent on abortions. "There has been, not on the part of
the administration, but an issue surrounding the misinterpretation of the Helms Amendment that
prohibits the use of funds 'for the performance of abortion as a method of family planning,'" she
told Kerry during a House Appropriations' subcommittee hearing on Wednesday [2/25/2015]. "But
it's been incorrectly implemented, essentially to become a total ban on funding for abortion."
Brute-Force Left. On the domestic front, abortion has effectively calcified into a
modus vivendi (more accurately, a horrifying modus mortis), and the new lion of the social issues,
gay marriage, is a wet kitten by comparison, in that no sensible, non-fanatical person thinks of gay
marriage as being as urgent an issue as abortion.
Caucus Chair Won't Say if Unborn Baby at 20 Weeks is 'Human Being'. Rep. Xavier
Becerra (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, would not directly answer when asked
the yes-no question of whether an unborn child 20 weeks into pregnancy is a human being.
At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 27, CNSNews.com asked the congressman: "Do you think
an unborn child 20 weeks into pregnancy is a human being?"
'Obama is the Abortion President'. Thursday marked 42 years since the Supreme Court's
1973 Roe v. Wade decision that declared abortion a constitutional right. House Republicans were
initially planning to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans almost all
abortions before the unborn child reaches the 20-week stage. Those plans were scrapped by
Republican leaders after Reps. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., and Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., withdrew as
co-sponsors of the bill. Their main concern was that an exception for rape victims required law
enforcement documentation of a rape complaint around the time of conception. Ellmers also worried
the vote could turn off young women from the GOP in the opening weeks of the new Congress. Enough
GOP members were getting wobbly on the issue that leaders decided to pull the resolution from the
floor after debate had started.
Understanding the Electorate
on Abortion. One of the biggest flaws in the pro-life movement is its inability to
understand how the non religious electorate views the abortion issue. This faction doesn't care a
whit about the unborn and no amount of photos of dismembered fetuses will persuade them from their
self-centered support of the abortion industry. That may seem like a harsh assessment of the
pro-choice advocates but I have been an active pro-life supporter for nearly 40 years and
consequently a target for rabid abortion supporters. They wear t-shirts applauding their abortions;
they post videos of their procedures; they recruit celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg to wave coat
hangers at marches. Still we see the pro life movement continue to reveal the real horror that is
inflicted on our unborn which politicians like Nancy Pelosi, the faux Catholic, refuse to even call
human. They do not care.
20-Week-Old Unborn Child a Human Being? Hoyer: 'This Is Not a Real Issue'. Democratic
Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland did not directly answer when asked the yes-no question of whether an
unborn child 20 weeks after conception is a human being. Instead Hoyer said that "this is not a
real issue." CNSNews.com asked Hoyer the question at a press event following President Barack
Obama's State of the Union at the Capitol on Tuesday evening.
Won't Say if Unborn Baby at 20 Weeks is a 'Human Being'. CNSNews.com asked: "Is an unborn child 20 weeks
into pregnancy a human being?" Pelosi responded: "You know what, what we're talking about on the floor of the
House is something that says politicians should determine what effects the health of a woman, her life, her health, and the
rest. I don't think it's up to politicians to do that. And that's why we are very overwhelmingly opposing what
is going on on the floor of the House."
Tonko Won't Say If 20-Week-Old Unborn Child Is 'Human Being'. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.)
would not say whether an unborn child 20 weeks into pregnancy is a human being and instead said that
he wanted to see how a 5-month old baby in the womb is defined by legislation offered in Congress.
On Capitol Hill on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked Tonko, "Is an unborn child a human being 20 weeks into
a pregnancy?" "I just want to see how it's defined in the bill," Tonko said, referring to the
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which likely will come up for a vote in the House this week.
House Vows to Veto Late-Term Abortion Bill. The White House has vowed to veto legislation to
block abortions at 20 weeks or later with exceptions for the life of the mother, rape or incest.
Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is due on the House floor for
consideration Thursday [1/22/2015]. "More than 18,000 'very late term' abortions are performed every
year on perfectly healthy unborn babies in America. These are innocent and defenseless children who
can not only feel pain, but who can survive outside of the womb in most cases, and who are torturously
killed without even basic anesthesia," Franks said when he introduced the bill Jan. 7. "Many
of them cry and scream as they die, but because it is amniotic fluid going over their vocal cords instead
of air, we don't hear them."
look for much emphasis on abortion in the 2016 campaign. Most Americans don't want abortion recriminalized, but
most also consider it morally dubious and support measures to limit it. Young voters are less supportive of abortion than
their elders. The number of abortions and, even more, the abortion rate have been declining since the early 1980s.
Abortion has become like cigarette smoking: permitted but disfavored, practiced largely by downscale consumers.
How Being Pro-Life
Boosted These 9 Candidates to Victory. Clearly the conservative "wave" election last
week favored one party over another. Yet on policy issues, is there a unifying thread among newly
elected leaders at the federal and state level? Listening in to the winning candidates and their
stories, a strong commitment to one cause stands out: protecting life. Young, vibrant and
diverse, these leaders express a resolve to act on their convictions when they take office.
Must Accept That This Year's 'War On Women' Was A Disaster. Sen. Mark Udall was
supposed to win reelection easily and defeat Rep. Cory Gardner. Since Gardner had supported a piece
of legislation that might have protected unborn children, the race was supposed to be run straight
out of the War on Women playbook [...] [Udall] was so mono-maniacally focused on empty uteruses that
a debate moderator teased him about it, noting that he'd gotten the nickname Sen. Mark Uterus. Even
donors complained about his bizarre obsession with wombs-with-no-babies. But the abortion rights
crew didn't relent. Easily the worst ad campaign of the cycle was one featuring a man explaining to
a woman that a Sen. Gardner would create a world where condoms couldn't be purchased.
'War on Women' Failure Is a Very Bad Omen for Democrats' Future. As things started to look really bad for
Democrats in the waning days of the midterm election, we started to hear complaints that Democratic candidates had focused
too much of their effort on flogging the idea of a Republican "war on women." [...] No one built their campaign around
the "women's issue" of abortion rights more fully than Wendy Davis in Texas. She went down in flames, which included
losing the votes of Texas women by nine points. She lost among married women by 25 points, which indicates the
shallowness of making birth control and abortion into a campaign issue.
The Seven Sacraments of
Liberalism. [#1] Abortion: Abortion is a welcoming of a newborn into the community of death by
liberalism. Besides that, abortion frees women to be what they were unfortunately not born to be: men.
Colorado Debate, Mark Udall Says He Supports Abortion During the Eighth Month of
Pregnancy. At the outset of the Denver Post's senatorial debate on Tuesday
night, a moderator asked Democratic senator Mark Udall the following question: "We know that you
support a woman's right to choose, but given the advances in scientific understanding of fetal
development, where pregnant mothers know at which week babies grow fingernails and can swallow,
would you support a ban on late-term abortions and if so at what week?"
The mainstreaming of
liberalism. [Scroll down] Going back 50 years on a number of other issues solidifies the point
that most of the radicalism injected into the American mainstream has been coming from the left. Consider how
people would have reacted back then, for example, to the idea of late-term abortion, once it were fully described.
The consensus reaction would have been shock and dismay; now it is defended vociferously by many on the left.
and 'the least of these'. As America endures a massive invasion of illegal immigrants
at our southern border, many liberals, whether in the media or on Capitol Hill, are attempting to
claim the moral high ground in this matter and remind us that this is all about "the children."
[...] It is appallingly duplicitous that liberals, whether referencing the "least of us," or calling
for government action on behalf of "the children," are never talking about the unborn.
Democrats Propose Law to Force Christians to Pay for Abortion Drugs. On Wednesday,
Senate Democrats introduced a bill that would force Christians and other conscientious objectors to
pay for drugs and devices, including the "week-after" pill, that may kill human embryos. The new
bill was drafted in response to Supreme Court's ruling last week that Obamacare's so-called
contraceptive mandate as applied to family-owned religious businesses was a violation of the
Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Democrats' legislation would strip away the religious freedom
law's protections for Americans who provide health benefits to their employees.
to Religious Americans: Pick One — Your Faith or Your Business. At a press
conference Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said people with religious beliefs who disagree
with the Obamacare contraception mandate should be given a choice between living by their faith or
being allowed to form a corporation to do business. "You're born with a religion or you adopt a
religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide
penumbra — you don't have to form a corporation," Schumer said. In the Hobby Lobby
case, decided last month, the Supreme Court ruled that a closely-held family-owned corporation could
not be forced by the government to violate their Christian beliefs by providing insurance coverage
for drugs and devices that can cause abortions. Schumer argues that the court "misapplied" the
Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
Democrats unveil legislation to reverse high court's Hobby Lobby ruling. Senate
Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday [7/9/2014] to effectively reverse the Supreme Court's decision
last week exempting some employers from having to provide insurance coverage for contraception.
The law would bar for-profit corporations from seeking exemptions from the Affordable Care Act's
mandate that their health plans cover contraception costs. Religious institutions would still be
able to opt out. "Our bill simply says that your boss cannot get between you and your own
healthcare," Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) told reporters. Murray is the bill's chief sponsor.
Draft Bill to Override Contraception Ruling. Congressional Democrats said Tuesday that
they had developed legislation to override the Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. The bill
would ensure that women have access to coverage for birth control even if they work for businesses
that have religious objections. The bill, developed in consultation with the Obama administration,
would require for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby Stores to provide and pay for contraceptive coverage,
along with other preventive services, under the Affordable Care Act. The measure could be on the
Senate floor as early as next week, Senate Democrats said.
Show us the receipts. Hillary
Clinton Says She's Donated All University Speaking Fees. "All of the fees have been
donated to the Clinton Foundation for it to continue its life-changing and life-saving work. So it
goes from a foundation at a university to another foundation," Clinton said when asked about the
criticism she and her husband have faced recently for their wealth. Hillary Clinton reportedly
makes roughly $200,000 for each speaking engagement. And recent reports show that she has made much
more from some of the country's top universities.
The Editor says...
It's always amusing to hear a key figure in the Abortion Party talk about his or her "life-saving
work," and it's always "for the children."
Hillary's Religious Hobby.
The position of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Woods, and, for that matter, the Little Sisters of the Poor
and other religious organizations and individuals who don't want to pay for other people's
contraception and abortions isn't an imposition at all. They simply want America as it has always
been: they don't want to be forced to pay for things that violate their conscience. Has liberalism
become so intransigent and so intolerant that liberals can't understand or permit this?
Democrats Kill Bill to Outlaw Sex-Selection Abortions. On Tuesday [5/13/2014],
thirteen Democrats on the California State Assembly Health Committee voted down a bill that would
have outlawed the practice of sex selection through abortion. The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act
(AB 2336) ran into opposition by all of the Democrats on the committee, who saw the bill as a
prelude to broader abortion restrictions, according to a report from LifeNews.com. Instead,
Democrats introduced a resolution to condemn sex-selection abortion — but not to outlaw it.
abandon divisive abortion bill. Colorado Democrats abandoned their own divisive abortion proposal
Wednesday [4/16/2014], axing the bill after one lawmaker expressed indecision and it became clear they might not
have the votes to pass it in a chamber where every vote matters.
GOP strikes back:
We are not the party that wages war on women. Shak Hill, who's running for the U.S. Senate seat for Virginia, blasted
his incumbent Democratic counterpart, Mark Warner, for waging a "war on girls" by easing the path for late-term abortion, in a
statement and accompanying YouTube video put out by the company Political Media. "Mark Warner is waging a war on girls, and
it's killing them," Mr. Hill said in the statement. "Warner claims he personally opposes abortion, yet he demands that the
government give women a license to abort their unborn babies as a matter of personal convenience."
The Cowardice of Wendy Davis.
[Wendy] Davis is merely at the forefront of the cowardice epidemic. On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade earlier this month, President
Obama couldn't bring himself to say the word "abortion," preferring instead virtually every poll-tested buzzword. Indeed, in all of the "war
on women" noise, abortion is almost always wrapped in the velvety euphemisms of "women's health" and "reproductive choice." It should tell
you something when passionate advocates of unrestricted abortion are so uncomfortable talking about ... abortion.
A physician's view on the sanctity
of life. Most of us instinctively want to protect helpless creatures and sometimes go to great lengths to do so. The
television commercials about abused animals are very poignant and as a society, we sometimes delay or cancel large construction projects
to protect an "endangered" insect, amphibian or fish. Yet many of us turn a blind eye to the wanton slaughter of millions of helpless
human babies who are much more sophisticated than some of the other creatures, when nothing is at stake other than the convenience of one
or both parents.
people have "no place in the state of New York". Forty-eight percent of Americans and all priests and nuns are no longer
welcome in the Empire State, according to its governor. [...] He at least uses the liberal pejoratives for those who are pro-2nd Amendment
and oppose gay marriage. "Right to life" he uses as if it's offensive on its face. As Life News notes, he leans heavily on the
President Barack tactic to simply declare everyone who disagrees with your positions in the slightest "extreme," even if many of those
people are your constituents.
Is Abortion at the Root of the ObamaCare
Chaos? Weeks after the ObamaCare "train wreck" began hurtling off the tracks, the president finally "apologized," albeit halfheartedly,
for not doing a "good enough job in terms of how we crafted the law." Meanwhile, the liberal focus remains steady on the goal to ensure that
women are properly outfitted for casual sex and that should the accoutrements fail for whatever reason, the means to deal with the result will be
readily available. Liberals like to portray themselves as empathetic, yet Barack Obama and his posse of progressives remain disproportionately
focused on birth control and abortion.
Making a God of Government. Liberals love to quote
Scripture when they think it might help them further their Big-Government social agenda. They also love to talk about compassion and morality but
would prefer it if you left Scripture out of it. [...] Perhaps if more liberals were willing to allow their morality and compassion to move them to
protect the most defenseless among us — the unborn — more Americans would take them seriously when they talk in terms of "moral
visions," "compassion," or "caring for the poor."
A Travesty of Justice. Earlier this year, when the House of Representatives
was considering an abortion restriction, Democrats repeatedly invoked the argument that terminating pregnancy is a right enshrined in the foundational
document of our government. President Obama has repeatedly made this claim as well, calling abortion a woman's "fundamental constitutional right."
The argument, however, rests not on the text of the Constitution, which never mentions abortion explicitly, but on a series of decisions by the Supreme
Court, originating in two simultaneous cases from 1973, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. As a result, the strength of the Democratic argument that
abortion is a constitutional right lies fundamentally in the strength of these two decisions.
Iowa Dems Pray for Abortion Rights on Video.
Iowa Democrat gubernatorial candidates join abortion activists in prayer for increased abortion access. "We pray for women who've been made afraid of
their own power by their paternalistic religion." They pray for the "blessing of choice." [Video clip]
Iowa Democrats Pray for Abortion Rights.
Des Moines activist Midge Slater took the podium and spent five and a half minutes thanking God for abortion rights, abortion doctors and taxpayer
funding for abortions. She also referred to the decision to have an abortion as "a blessing". During the entire prayer, State Senator
Jack Hatch and Rep. Tyler Olson, both of whom are running for governor, kept their heads bowed and eyes closed, joining in the group prayer.
Glamorizing Abortion. The majority of Americans, even those who
otherwise identify as pro-choice, were uncomfortable with the "rights" that [Wendy] Davis was so enthusiastically defending, according to poll after poll.
Despite the narrative that this bill endangered abortion as a whole, it's clear that Americans see the distinction between first-trimester abortion and what Davis
was fighting for: late-term termination of fetuses that have the capability of experiencing pain and surviving outside the womb.
On Abortion, Wendy
Davis Doesn't Know What She's Talking About. The Democratic star du jour was asked this week to explain the difference between the late-term
abortions she fought to keep legal in Texas and the illegal killings by Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. "I don't know what happened in
the Gosnell case," she told the Weekly Standard's John McCormack, who cornered her after her National Press Club speech on Monday [8/5/2013].
This is incredible. After all, Davis is the state senator who held an 11-hour filibuster to fight legislation drafted in response to the abuses at
Gosnell's clinic. A passing knowledge of the case seems like basic due diligence.
Wendy Davis: 'I don't know what
happened in the Gosnell case'. Following her Press Club speech on Monday [8/5/2013], The Weekly Standard asked Davis to explain
the difference between the late-term abortions that the Texas state senator wants to keep legal and the illegal Gosnell killings. Davis didn't
answer the question. "I don't know what happened in the Gosnell case," she told me.
Bad Lies. In June, Congressperson Nancy Pelosi described
abortion as "sacred ground" to a Catholic. [...] With Pelosi, it is often more obvious that incompetence and dishonesty are not mutually
exclusive. Everyone knows that the Catholic Church condemns abortion as a grave evil and that it advocates for the right to life "from
conception to natural death." It is the least ambiguously held position in the public square. Also well understood is that
Catholicism comes in only one version. There is no Pelosi Catholicism [...]
On Abortion, It's Liberals vs. Public Opinion.
If pro-abortion activist Wendy Davis was seeking to move the polls on public attitudes toward abortion and her own political fortunes, she seems to have
succeeded — though surely not in the direction she intended. After Davis's media blitz, Texas voters still made clear they'd vote against her for
governor. And now the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll confirms what has been the case all along: Davis and the Democrats hold
extremist views on abortion.
Saleswoman for abortion
extremism. Wendy Davis is the country's most prominent defender of late-term abortions. What Rosa Parks was to desegregation, what
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was to respect for the disabled, what Elizabeth Cady Stanton was to women's suffrage, the Texas state senator is to
abortion after 20 weeks of fetal development.
On Abortion, Dems Gather on Thin Ice.
[Scroll down] The Gosnell case in Philadelphia is no small part of this, as the horror show there covered not only unsafe and unsanitary conditions
in a largely unregulated environment, but also the killing of viable babies in late-term procedures. Democrats are raising big money and
donning pink sneakers in solidarity with [state Senator Wendy] Davis today [7/12/2013]. The message is that Republicans are waging war on
women and that a spunky, telegenic woman in red state Texas took on those grumpy white men. Watch today as big name Democrats cheer on
Davis and warn of similar assaults on "a woman's right to choose" in other states.
The Face of Extremism. "It's amazing what is
considered heroism these days," observes Kirsten Powers of the Daily Beast. She's referring to Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, Texas,
who reportedly wears "pink sneakers" and who staged a filibuster against an antiabortion measure.
Senate votes to restrict abortion as women
yell 'shame'. The [North Carolina] Senate, after a long debate that invoked faith, constitutional rights and health statistics, approved
a bill that would restrict abortions by stepping up requirements for clinics and doctors. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 29-12 as opponents
filled the gallery above and hundreds more waited outside. The bill now goes to the House.
protesters drown out "Amazing Grace" with chants of "Hail Satan". I admit I was skeptical of this story when it came across my e-mail
yesterday evening. Generally speaking, stories that are either too good or too bad to be true aren't. Even at the beginning of
this short clip, it's nearly impossible to make out what the pro-abortion protesters are yelling — at least until the camera swings
around, and a young woman helpfully boosts the message.
Texas abortion battle heats up as
activists 'Hail Satan!'. Tensions in Texas ratcheted a bit higher Tuesday as activists on both sides of the abortion issue squared off
at the Capitol in Austin for a somewhat odd religious-themed shout-down. [...] Pro-choice protesters shouted, "Hail Satan!" as an attempt to drown
out pro-lifers' rendition of "Amazing Grace."
Democrat Kirsten Powers: I'm
Tiring of the Wendy's of the World. As the abortion debate continues in Texas, pro-abortion groups have continued to uphold Wendy Davis as a hero.
Groups like Planned Parenthood, NARAL and even President Obama have publicly expressed their support for Davis and have thanked her for killing a bill last week
that would have banned abortions after five months of pregnancy in the Lone Star State. The good news is, not all Democrats are interested in supporting
Davis or what she stands for.
Wendy's Late-Term Democrats.
In ancient Sparta, any newborn judged abnormal by the council of elders was exposed to the elements. The parents were
required to desert the baby in the wild, where thirst, hunger, extreme temperatures or predators would kill the unacceptable
infant. Today's typical feminist, in the unlikely event that she were sufficiently literate in ancient history to know
of this barbaric practice, would probably denounce it as an inevitable artifact of a militaristic, patriarchal society.
And yet she would, along with most progressives, ferociously defend a remarkably similar modern barbarity — late-term abortion.
I Don't Stand With Wendy
Davis. For now, Wendy Davis has achieved the dubious victory of maintaining a very dark status quo. Texas women will
still be able to abort a healthy baby up to the 26th week of pregnancy for any reason, as the current law allows. [...] So no, I don't
stand with Wendy. Nor do most women, as it turns out. According to a June National Journal poll, 50 percent of
women support, and 43 percent oppose, a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, except in cases of rape and incest.
I'm Standing with Rick Perry. [Scroll
down] What Perry was trying to communicate was the same thing that struck me: Why is a woman who is basically a poster child for the dream
that a woman can get through a hard and perhaps unwanted pregnancy and still succeed professionally lobbying for late-term abortion? Why isn't she
lifting up other downtrodden women and helping them to follow in her shoes?
Wendy Davis: Why is She a 'Hero,' But the Women Who Stand Up to Planned Parenthood's Abuses and Lies are Not? It's sad that this even has to
be said, but it does have to be said: Standing up and cheering on a mob, derailing the legislative process in order to defend late-term abortion (or
anything else) on behalf of a powerful corporation, is not a heroic act. It is not "special," to quote Barack Obama. It is sick. That's
not just my opinion, by the way, it's the opinion of a Democrat who worked in the Clinton White House. More about her later. After state
Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) derailed the legislative process in order to defend Planned Parenthood from sensible regulation Tuesday night, the
Texas Democrats think they have a new champion and gifts are flowing Davis' way from all over the country.
Democrats resort to screaming mob action at the usually dignified Texas capitol. Abortion bill dies after late-night chaos,
confusion. Capping a chaotic end of the special legislative session, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said early Wednesday [6/26/2013that
proposed abortion restrictions didn't pass after all. The abortion requirements were in Senate Bill 5, which was called up for a vote
that couldn't be heard over shouting and screaming from opponents in the gallery.
Texas Dems: Standing up to the people
and the powerless!. Democratic state senator Wendy Davis last night did a standing, talking filibuster of a bill that would ban abortions on
fetuses 20 weeks in development and older. The bill would also hold abortion clinics to the same standards as similar non-abortion medical
Texas Filibuster Ignores Gosnell Lessons.
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis is the idol of the left after her 11-hour filibuster in the Texas legislature helped derail a bill that sought to restrict
late-term abortions and enforce new health regulations for clinics that perform the procedure. As far as Davis was concerned, the legislation that
would have banned (with some exceptions) abortions after 20 weeks was nothing less than an attack on a woman's right to choose and had to be stopped
at all costs. A crowd of supporters that had thronged to the Austin statehouse agreed with the Fort Worth Democrat and their demonstration disrupted
the proceedings long enough to prevent the bill's passage before time ran out on the legislature's session. The president of the United States also
applauded the spectacle.
Texas Chaos Illustrates Left's
Increasing Reliance on 'Mob Rule'. It appears from the actions of pro-abortion supporters in Texas on Tuesday night, "mob rule"
is now the preferred way the left conducts legislative business. Gov. Rick Perry has called a special session of the Texas legislature on
July 1st for another vote on a bill that will ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and set higher health standards for abortion
clinics to be brought forward. It seems Obama's Organizing for Action is quickly planning another "unruly mob" for that event.
Pelosi: Banning Abortion Post-22
Weeks is 'Disrespectful' to Women. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said a bill to outlaw abortions after
22 weeks (5-and-a-half months) is "disrespectful" to women, adding that "as a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred
ground to me." "Yesterday was just really another day in the life of the Republican Congress," Pelosi said during a Thursday press
conference on Capitol Hill. "They passed legislation that was disrespectful of the rights, health and safety of American women."
Top House Democrat stonewalls: "This is sacred ground." Pelosi Can't Explain Difference Between
Gosnell Slayings and Late-Term Abortions. At a Thursday [6/13/2013] press conference, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi
condemned a bill that would prohibit abortions during the final four months of pregnancy with and exception for when the life and physical
health of the mother is at risk. Asked what the moral difference is between what Dr. Kermit Gosnell did to babies born alive and
aborting those same infants moments before birth, Pelosi refused to answer. "As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred
ground to me when we talk about this," Pelosi said. "I don't think it should have anything to do with politics."
angered by reporter's question about 'moral difference' between Gosnell, other abortions. House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi, D-Calif., accused a reporter of pushing an "agenda" when he asked her to explain the "moral difference" between the murders
that Kermit Gosnell was convicted of and elective abortions carried out beyond the 24th week of a pregnancy. "You're probably
enjoying that question a lot, I can see you savoring it," Pelosi replied when The Weekly Standard's John McCormack finished asking the
question. "What was done in Philadelphia was reprehensible," she continued. And then, referring to a bill that the House
Judiciary Committee passed recommending the ban of abortions after 20 weeks, Pelosi said "for them to decide what a women does
with her reproductive health is reprehensible."
Attacks Abortion, Dems Faint Dead Away. Journalists and Democrats have designated a new Republican scandal: Bishop
Earl W. Jackson "compared" Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan. On May 18, Jackson became the Republican nominee for
lieutenant governor of Virginia in this November's 2013 elections. An important detail in this drama is that Bishop Jackson is
African-American. Much more alarming, Jackson has been leading a hard-hitting campaign to call on Blacks to leave the Democrat Party.
Gosnell means Democrats lose their 'war against women'. Remember the "war against women" — or rather, the war the
Democrats claim to be waging against evil Republican social conservatives? It just got a lot harder for the Democrats —
who are Kermit Gosnell's latest victims — to win. Gosnell is the Philadelphia abortion provider on trial for nearly two
months on multiple murder charges, who has spiked their winning 2012 electoral tactic the way he once "snipped" baby's spines.
Clinging to Guns — and
Abortion. Atop the quotable Barack Obama there will be this: "And it's not surprising then that they get bitter,
they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them." Everyone clings to something. But when it
comes to criticizing unseemly political dependencies, it's almost always liberals accusing them of clinging to positions and ideas
that an enlightened society would have abandoned. But what do liberals cling to? Recent events have revealed two things.
Gun control and abortion.
Whether by Gun or Abortion,
Murder Is Murder - Period. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) plans to introduce (or has already introduced) gun-control
legislation in the 113th Congress, ostensibly to protect the lives of children, and to curb mass murders, like the one that occurred in
Newtown, CT. At the same time, Feinstein is very pro-choice and supports taxpayer funding for abortions. She opposes bans on
partial-birth abortion. She has spoken about the constitutional right to an abortion and, in 2003, on the Senate floor, spoke in support
of Roe v Wade. She, in 2005, opposed the Unborn Victims of Violence Act.
Women voted for birth control.
Planned Parenthood is patting itself on the back over President Obama's victory earlier this month. According to Dawn Laguens, the
abortion provider's executive vice president, women were scared away from Mitt Romney with the threat that he would take away their birth
control. Other, seemingly more important issues, such as the fragile state of the economy, record joblessness among women and the
foreign-policy debacle in Benghazi, Libya, took a back seat for the 56 percent of female voters who opted for Mr. Obama, intent on
securing their "reproductive rights" against a purported Republican onslaught.
Blacks are abandoning the Democratic Party.
Democrats have managed to monopolize the black vote in spite of the vast chasm between the two on social issues. This philosophical difference has
become more pronounced in the past 20 years, as liberals have embraced far-left progressivism. Their view of "social justice" embraces the
killing of an unborn child right up to the moment before birth. Indeed, President Obama, the iconic representative of the far left, believes that
even a child born alive should be left to die without medical treatment if the mother intended an abortion.
Abortion advocacy hurts Obama in
swing states. President Obama's support for abortion and taxpayer funded birth control could kill his chances to win swing
voters in Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin and Florida, and possibly his reelection, according to a new poll. Likely voters by a 49 percent
to 25 percent margin, or two-to-one, say they are less likely to vote for Obama because he included taxpayer funding of abortion in Obamacare.
A whopping 54 percent are less likely to back him due to his vote against a law to give equal treatment to babies born alive after a
failed abortion. And 69 percent reject the administration's mandate that forces faith-based institutions to provide insurance
that covers birth control.
Late-term Abortions of the Liberal Mind.
The always excellent Jonathan V. Last at The Weekly Standard has a remarkable piece about the corrupting influence of abortion on the left's
mindset — how elevating it to primacy status in the political arena has thoroughly distorted the thinking of otherwise smart people,
forcing them to adopt positions that would be simply ludicrous if they weren't so horrifying.
The death knell for anti-abortion
Democrats? If you tuned into the Democratic National Convention earlier this month and were momentarily confused as to
whether C-SPAN was actually covering a huge abortion rally, you are not alone. The high-profile roles given to Planned Parenthood
President Cecile Richards, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan, Sandra Fluke, and Caroline Kennedy are the capstone of a
two-decade-long effort to eradicate anti-abortion Democrats from the party. It is an effort that is nearly complete. An event
hosted by Democrats for Life during the convention failed to attract a single politician currently in office. Twenty years ago it
was a different story. In 1992, five anti-abortion governors addressed the Democratic convention. Today? Zero.
Rove says Caroline Kennedy's DNC
Speech was an Attack on the Catholic Church. Republican political strategist Karl Rove Thursday [9/6/2012] accused
Caroline Kennedy of mounting a direct attack on the Catholic Church over abortion in her speech to the Democratic National Convention,
in which she declared: "As a Catholic woman, I take reproductive rights seriously, and today they are under attack."
The Editor says...
Allow me to crack the code for you: "Reproductive rights" is the code name for abortion on demand, so Ms. Kennedy is a
pro-abortion Catholic. That's like being a cigar-smoking Mormon or a NASCAR-loving Mennonite. In other words, if
she takes her religion seriously, she lives in constant internal conflict. On the other hand, if she values abortion
enough to make a speech in fovor of it at the Democrats' convention, at the expense of the Catholic church, perhaps her
religion is a farce and a sham.
Losing Your Religion. Caroline
Kennedy has to know that the Catholic Church condemns abortion. It is a mortal sin in the eyes of the institution. There is
no debate on that. So for Ms. Kennedy to describe herself as a Catholic woman in the context of promoting "reproductive rights" is
a direct insult to her religion. Why would she do that?
Dems abortion shift.
Why has the Democratic Party removed the sentence "Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare" from its platform? It was in the 2004
document but not in 2008's or this year's. Can't Democrats just throw a crumb to the many millions who are pro-choice but not
Parenthood President Speaks at Democratic Convention. Shoving aside countless hours of research, Planned Parenthood President
Cecile Richards said Wednesday [9/5/2012] at the Democratic National Convention that before birth control was legalized women were unlikely
to finish school and had life expectancies not much higher than the age of 50. In her speech, she also noticeably omitted the word
"abortion" while railing against pro-life Republicans such as Rep. Todd Akin (Mo.).
What Voters Will Remember
about Abortion in November. On November 7, we may well look back at this week's events and see that this was the week that
President Obama lost the presidency — because of the abortion issue. What the Obama campaign has decided to do is to make
unrestricted access to abortion a key component of his campaign. By highlighting Sandra Fluke, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and a host of
pro-abortion advocates at the Democratic National Convention, their strategy seems to be to use abortion as a wedge issue in order to paint
Republicans as out of touch with most Americans.
platform supports partial-birth abortion, excludes language for abortion to be 'rare'. [Scroll down] Democratic National
Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) immediately issued a strident (and purposefully incorrect, misleading, lying) email
tying Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the entire Republican Party to Akin's statements. They've even gone so far as to suggest that
anyone who supports Republicans MUST oppose abortion in the case of rape or incest, since the RNC platform doesn't contain language
specifically supporting abortion in the case of rape or incest. By that same logic, anyone supporting any Democrat must certainly
support partial-birth abortion — the practice of beginning delivery of a live newborn baby, then shoving scissors in the back
of his or her skull and sucking out his or her brains in order to kill him or her. The DNC platform supports all abortion and does
not contain any language opposing partial-birth abortion, nor does it distinguish that practice from first-trimester abortion.
Scrutinizes GOP for Pro-life Language in Platform, Fails to Note Dems Won't Budge On Their Stringent Abortion Plank. In
July, Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) meekly requested that the Democratic Party Platform Committee add language to the party's
abortion plank that resembles language from 1996 and 2000 platforms that holds that the party is welcoming to pro-life members. [...] That
language was not approved, and it should be no surprise considering NARAL president Nancy Keenan was on the committee but no known pro-life
Democrats were. The 2012 Democratic Party platform is not formally approved yet, but if it's anything like the 2008 document, it will
be staunchly pro-choice, including a statement that the Party "oppose[s] any and all efforts to weaken or undermine" the right to an abortion.
The Editor says...
There is no such thing as a pro-life Democrat. The Democrat party is the abortion party. If you vote for Democrats,
you are abetting fetal homicide and infanticide.
Are the Democrats Delusional On
Abortion? If undecided viewers tune into the Democratic convention and hear all about abortion, and tune into the Republican
convention and hear all about the economy, Romney will win in a landslide.
President Infanticide: Dem
Abortion Platform Does Not Exclude Partial-Birth Abortion. President Clinton believed abortion should be "safe, rare; and
legal." But Clinton also believed in a work requirement in his welfare reform bill. President Obama apparently disagrees on
both counts. After unilaterally allowing states to waive the central pillar of the landmark and bipartisan 1996 welfare reform
act — the work requirement — Obama has also proven himself to be a wild-eyed extremist on the issue of abortion and
way out of step with at least two-thirds of the American people. And his convention platform backs this extremism up.
Vulgarians On The Loose!
A Michigan legislator, Lisa Brown, gave a speech in the statehouse last week that would have made her right at home in a women's
studies course at a local community college, but a wacko in a group of actual legislators. She commented on a pending
abortion bill by first announcing that she was Jewish, kept kosher, described her various sets of plates, and then saying that
Jewish law makes abortion mandatory to save the life of the mother.
Barack Obama Campaign Funded by Planned Parenthood Blood Money.
Planned Parenthood supports Barack Obama, and is currently stepping up their efforts to ensure his reelection. They are pumping money into
his campaign, saying their support is in relation to the issues of "health" and "economics." Planned Parenthood endorsed Obama's reelection
earlier this week, saying Romney's positions are harmful on women's health, despite the fact that most abortions have nothing to do with a
woman's health, and are performed more often as a convenience.
How Sebelius judge saved Planned Parenthood.
With her first appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court as governor in 2003, Democrat Kathleen Sebelius chose the proudly
"third-wave" feminist, Carol Beier. It was a timely choice. That same year, Republican Phill Kline took office
as Kansas attorney general. From Beier's perspective, Kline represented a serious threat to the "reproductive freedom"
that she, Sebelius and other third-wavers espoused.
House Unsure if Obama's For or Against Banning Sex-Selection Abortions. The White House does not yet know
whether President Barack Obama is for or against banning sex-selection abortions. Asked on Wednesday [5/30/2012]
about where the president stands on a bill proposed in the House that would ban abortions based on the gender of the
unborn child, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he would have to check.
The Editor asks...
How could the chief White House spokesman not know the answer to a question like this?
Aborting a Baby Because It's a Girl Part of 'A Very Personal and Private Decision'. The White House is opposed
to a bill that was proposed in the House that would ban sex-selection abortions. In defending President Obama's
opposition to the bill, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said it would force abortionists into the position of
trying to determine the "motivations" behind a "very personal" decision.
Lee: Women to be dragged out 'into the streets,' return to 'coat hangers' on abortion act. During the 11 a.m.
hour on MSNBC hosted by Thomas Roberts, Texas Democratic Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee warned of a worst case scenario if a bill
proposed by Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks to put limitations on sex-selective abortions is signed into law. Jackson
Lee said that, despite "unanimous support" against these sort of abortions, women would be physically removed from clinics if
Frank's proposed law were to be put into effect.
Sebelius' Constitution. An account of the
hearing was issued by the Catholic News Agency. It's almost painful to read. The secretary admits she was unaware of
legal precedents confirming religious freedom, even as she sought a "balance" between believers' rights and the contraception
mandate. "I'm not a lawyer, and I don't pretend to understand the nuances of the constitutional balancing tests," Mrs. Sebelius
told Mr. Gowdy. She also admits she is unaware of Supreme Court cases stretching back decades in which, as the Catholic News
Agency put it, "religious believers' rights against government intrusion were upheld by the court."
HHS Messes with Texas.
While opposition to the HHS mandate has caused many liberals to accuse Republicans of a "war on women," the Obama administration
itself has just declared the first front in its own war on women's health care. Its casus belli? The Texas government's
restriction on funding for abortion providers.
deviancy down has consequences. Our audacious president, as part of his ongoing enterprise to transform
America, has gone beyond defining deviancy down. Abortion, sterilization, and sexual promiscuity have not
just been redefined as normal. They are considered "reproductive rights" for which we all should foot
Access This. This is not about access
at all. It's about the left-wing trying to ingrain government so deeply in support of birth control and related
reproductive health issues that conservatives, or simply those who oppose the state's involvement in such personal parts of
our lives, will never be able to extricate these drugs and services from the tendrils of federal funding.
Pelosi: Religious Freedom is an "Excuse" When It Comes to Women's Health. House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi said in a press conference Thursday [2/9/2012] that Republicans are using religious freedom as an excuse to
change the law in a way that will be harmful to women's health. This was in regard to the pushback against
Catholic employees being required to cover birth control and abortifacients, which violates Church doctrine.
Reality Behind the HHS Mandate. President Obama's policies and politics are focused like a laser on the
so-called "women's rights" vote — the feminist and the single women's vote. ... The president is dependent
upon continued feminist support for his re-election. He is more than willing to throw religious rights voters
"under the bus" to appease the "new American electorate." His policy agenda melds with theirs so he has no inner
conflict over the choice; he knows he won't get the vote of the "faithful" anyway. Those coldly political
calculations set the stage for the health policy mandates that shred religious liberty.
Obamination. [President Obama] is
the first U.S. president in my memory to issue a statement in favor of abortion on the anniversary of Roe v.
Wade. Of all the cherished utterances of our beloved leader the last three years, perhaps none is so divisive
and offensive as ... his tribute to the judicial fiat that has resulted in the deaths of more than 40 million
Americans, and a testament to his twisted views.
The Church of Kathleen
Sebelius. In this Mrs. Sebelius has proved herself one of the administration's
most faithful practitioners: here watering down conscience protections for nurses and
doctors who don't want to participate in abortions; there yanking funding for a top-rated program for
victims of sexual trafficking run by the Catholic bishops, because they will not sign on to the NARAL agenda;
soon to impose a new HHS mandate that will require health-insurance plans to cover contraception, sterilization
and drugs known to induce abortion.
Ridicules Catholics' "Conscience Thing" on Abortion Requirement. Catholics who believe the federal
government should not be able to compel healthcare providers to perform abortions "have this conscience thing"
that they really need to overcome, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the Washington Post
recently. Otherwise, she said, women "could die" from a lack of access to abortion services.
Obama's Kenyan Move.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report Monday confirming Obama administration meddling in the
drafting of controversial provisions of Kenya's constitution, which were ratified last year. Officials funneled
$18 million in taxpayer cash to a number of groups, at least one of which openly worked to reverse the African
country's ban on killing the unborn. U.S. law prohibits lobbying for or against abortion with foreign aid money.
Schultz: Personhood laws 'dangerous'. CNS News records DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz angrily
denouncing personhood amendments in a conference call with reporters. "The effort by the far right to pass
these so-called personhood amendments — divisive, dangerous, and destructive laws," said Wasserman-Schultz,
"Which would cripple a woman's right to choose, limit access to birth control, and put the lives of women with
difficult pregnancies at risk."
Clarence Thomas Nomination, 20 Years Later. Pres. George H. W. Bush nominated Clarence
Thomas to the Supreme Court on July 1, 1991. Four days later, the National Organization for Women
(NOW) declared war. ... NOW waged a national campaign to defeat Thomas. The National Education Association
joined the cause, passing a resolution expressing "grave concern" over Thomas's position on "reproductive freedom."
Lee Refers to Babies' Heartbeats As 'Sounds'. Voicing her opposition to the measure on Thursday [10/13/2011],
Jackson Lee referenced a previous Texas law, "Just as the courts ruled unconstitutional and upheld the provision
of the Texas law that required a doctor to talk first to a woman seeking an abortion and to allow or force them
both to listen, uh, to sounds that, uh, might discourage this needed action, this is going to be held
unconstitutional. This is not a law that can pass," Jackson said.
Question Hilda Solis Won't Answer. I followed along on a short tour that Catholic University
gave on Tuesday [10/4/2011] to Hilda Solis, President Barack Obama's Catholic secretary of labor, who has
spent much of her political career zealously advocating legalized abortion. When Solis served in the
U.S. House in 2003, she voted against the partial-birth abortion ban. The day President Bush signed it,
she called for the Supreme Court to reverse it. "I would just like to say it's the wrong decision that
the president is making today," Solis said, "and we have to stand up and challenge him." On the 31st
anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 2004, Solis celebrated three decades of abortion on demand.
'Rights' And Servicewomen: A Solution In Search Of A Problem. New York Democratic
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have proposed legislation to provide federal
funding for abortions for U.S. military women. Their idea is to cover the cost of abortions in cases
of rape, incest, or when the servicewoman's life is endangered by the pregnancy. In reality, the
incidence of such situations is low, so the drive to federally fund abortions in these cases would appear to
be about something else. Perhaps it's really about opening a door to funding abortions in other
situations, and potentially compelling military doctors to perform a procedure they may not wish to
The Editor says...
Really, how much incest could there be in the military?
shoots down Indiana's denial of funds to Planned Parenthood. Evidently, even if you are an extremely
profitable business without taxpayer support like Planned Parenthood, you still get to suck off the taxpayer
because of the government's pro-abortion policies. The Obama administration is denying Indiana's request
to stop funding PP as long as they perform abortions.
will yield on everything but abortion. This Democratic Senate and White House are clearly willing
to disappoint their base on many issues. They've agreed to spending cuts and tax cuts for the wealthy,
scrapped a public option, and continued warrantless wiretaps, indefinite detention of terrorism suspects and
unnecessary wars on Arab dictators. But in last week's budget debate we glimpsed the party's unshakable
core: dedication to the abortion lobby.
Party. Planned Parenthood receives millions in taxpayer subsidies and spends hundreds of
thousands on lobbying and campaigning. In February, OpenSecrets.org reported that Planned Parenthood's
political action committee "donated more than $148,000 to federal candidates — almost all
Democrats — during the 2010 election cycle" and "spent more than $443,000 overall." Planned
Parenthood made an additional $905,796 in "independent expenditures" during the 2010 cycle —
exercising its right to free speech pursuant to last year's Citizens United decision.
Schumer: Senate Will 'Never,
Never, Never' Defund Planned Parenthood. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed yesterday that the
provision to defund Planned Parenthood that passed the House earlier this year is "never, never, never going
to pass the Senate." Schumer made the remarks Thursday [4/7/2011] on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., at
a "Stand Up for Women's Health" rally sponsored by the National Organization for Women, NARAL and Planned
Planned Parenthood owns
Democrats. Is ensuring taxpayer funding for the largest provider of abortions in America
really worth shutting down the federal government? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sure thinks so.
Reid took to the Senate floor yesterday to explain why Democrats have not been able to reach a compromise with
Republicans over the budget. He said that "the main issue that [is] holding this matter [up is] the
choice of women, reproductive rights."
GOP must give in on Planned Parenthood to get spending deal. Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid (D-Nev.) declared Thursday [3/17/2011] that a Republican proposal seeking to ban taxpayer
dollars for Planned Parenthood will not be part of any agreement to fund the government for the rest
of the fiscal year. Asked Thursday [3/17/2011] about the GOP proposal, Reid defended group, which
provides abortions, and said the GOP measure will not be part of a long-term funding deal.
House Dems Say They
Support Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. A group of House Democrats — asked directly if
they support the use of federal (taxpayer) funds to pay for abortion — said yes, they do. At
press conference on Wednesday [2/9/2011], the Democrats also voiced their opposition to two Republican-sponsored
bills that would prohibit federal funding of abortion.
Making Abortion Unsafe And Definitely Not Rare. I can't remember exactly how many pro-life columns
I've written warning of the dangers to women by the abortion industry but it is obvious that here in New York
they carried no weight. Politicians here get elected with funds from women organizations that consider
the abortion industry sacrosanct along with the woman's right to choose to kill her unborn child.
Dedicates Its Annual Report to DHS Secretary Napolitano. NARAL Pro-Choice America, a
pro-abortion advocacy group, has dedicated its annual report on "the status of reproductive rights in
America" to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for "her courage, principled stance, and commitment"
to legalized abortion in America. The report was released on Friday [1/14/2011].
The culture of life. In a
powerful speech last week, Sarah Palin framed the upcoming election using an issue sometimes relegated to the
back burner during turbulent economic times — abortion. According to Palin, the elections
boil down to a contest between candidates who favor a 'culture of life' and those who promote a 'culture of
Yes, We Kenya!
President Obama made much of the Executive Order he signed last March. It was supposed to stop federal
funding of abortion. It was given as a fig leaf to formerly pro-life Democrats who had voted for ObamaCare
and enabled it to pass, narrowly, in the House of Representatives. Most pro-life Americans knew the Obama
order was a charade. We have had this administration pushing vigorously for abortion-on-demand from the
first day they took office. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had hardly taken her oath of office before
she told a House Foreign Affairs committee hearing early in 2009 that "sexual and reproductive rights and
health" were a major goal of the Obama administration.
Obama's Abortion Imperialism.
"We must start from the simple premise that Africa's future is up to Africans." With these words President
Obama unfurled his Africa policy to dignitaries in Ghana in July 2009. ... If Obama's words seemed trite then,
they seem ironic now. The Obama administration's attempts to impose abortion abroad has been unethical.
Its attempts to do so in Obama's father's homeland may also be illegal.
Obama lied, babies died.
It's hard to comprehend that intelligent people believe Obama speaks the truth. A simple question:
If an individual encourages coldly tossing a barely breathing infant into a laundry room to die and uses the
upholding of the original intent to kill the baby as an excuse, is it logical to assume such a person has a
high regard for truth? Barack Obama supports killing the unborn and if by chance the infant should happen
to "burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion" by
refusing to die, Barry disagrees with providing a helpless being medical care. Plain and simple,
Obama is cold and heartless.
Obama Administration and Abortion: Defining What "Is" Is. To the Obama Administration,
abortion is a morally neutral and medically acceptable act. To women, born and unborn, it never will
be. Words have meaning. And among the most meaningful are these: Every single person from
the moment of conception has dignity and the inherent right to live.
ObamaCare and Eugenics:
What [Rep. Bart] Stupak is hearing from his colleagues is not the pro-choice argument that the government
should permit abortion as a matter of individual liberty. Rather, they claim that the government
should encourage abortion as a social expedient — a cost-cutting measure. ... A policy aimed
at reducing the number of babies born would be economically ruinous, because within
a few decades it would result in a shortage of workers and taxpayers.
How would you vote now?
Obama taught Community Agitator classes in Chicago. His favorite guru he taught from was Saul Alinsky
and his book Rules for Radicals. ... Only 'preferred' life matters to Obama. He has chosen in his brief
career to make his real legacy by voting for every kind of abortion known to human kind, including partial
birth abortion and infanticide.
Obama's First 100 Days: The
anti-life plan is now established. [President Obama] has a 100 percent approval rating
from NARAL Pro-Choice America, the U.S.'s leading pro-abortion organization. That rating is based
on a record of consistently voting against the unborn. Obama has told Planned Parenthood he regards
so-called choice as "a fundamental issue" on which he will not yield. He voted against an Induced
Infant Liability Act in the Illinois legislature in 2002; this would have given legal protection and medical
assistance to babies born from botched abortions. He also voted against banning partial-birth abortion
in the Senate in October 2007.
Pro-Abortion Illinois Governor Rod
Blagojevich. In 2005 the governor issued an executive order forcing all pharmacists in
the state to fill prescriptions for the abortifacient morning after pill. He boasted in a 2006
interview, "Rather than try to get the legislature to pass something — because we attempted
to and they didn't do it — on my own, through executive order action, I forced these guys to
fill prescriptions for birth control for women who come in with prescriptions from their doctors."
Change, but not for
better. [Scroll down] But at this stage we have nothing to go on apart from his record
and [Obama's] rhetoric and what they reveal about his character. On that basis, I think he's likely to be a
disastrous president. ... Obama is on record as saying that a Freedom of Choice Act is "the first thing" he
hoped to sign into law on taking office. A FOCA goes a long way beyond the 1973 Roe v Wade
decision, which mandated a general right to abortion. It would overturn virtually all the existing
limits on abortion, state and federal. These include restrictions on government funding for the
procedure and conscience-protection clauses for healthcare providers. FOCA would override laws
guaranteeing informed consent and, in the case of under-age pregnancies, parental involvement. It would
also require states to sanction late-term procedures, including the contentious "partial-birth" abortion which
is widely seen as tantamount to infanticide.
How Support for Abortion Became Kennedy Dogma.
For faithful Roman Catholics, the thought of yet another pro-choice Kennedy positioned to campaign for the unlimited right to
abortion is discouraging. Yet if Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of Catholics John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy
Onassis, is appointed to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton, abortion-rights advocates will have just
such a champion.
Pro-Life Democrats Need Not
Apply. The last two weeks have seen the party's top two leaders — Obama and
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — baffled over questions about when they think human life begins.
Combine such cluelessness with poll numbers that reveal an increasingly pro-life electorate and the
durability of abortion as a top concern for the party's most elusive voting bloc, evangelicals and
other regular churchgoers, and it's easy to see why softening its pro-abortion image has soared to
the top of the Democratic Party's to-do list.
Democrats Made No
Room on Abortion. The new platform maintains the party's opposition to even the mildest
restriction on abortion. It commits the party to using tax dollars to fund abortion. It also
includes a call for spending more on things that might help a pregnant woman carry her child to
term — such as prenatal care and adoption programs. Calling for more assistance for pregnant
women, of course, is ironic coming from the same people who have made it their mission to go after crisis
pregnancy centers — which are in the business of trying to get pregnant women to places that can
provide this care.
Obama's Culture of Death
and the Catholic Vote: Not only do Barack Obama's positions on human life issues lie in absolute
contradiction with Pope Benedict XVI, his positions are the most radical of any post-Roe candidate ever to
seek the Presidency. Far more radical than Bill Clinton, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. Obama has
at least been forthright in proclaiming that the very first thing he will do as President is sign the Freedom of
Choice Act, which codifies Roe in national law and strikes down every single protective restriction to abortion
in all 50 states, including parental notification and partial-birth abortion bans.
Concerns about Barack Obama: (#9.) Barack Obama is to the left of Hillary Clinton and NARAL
on the issue of life. As a state senator in Illinois, Barack Obama voted against the Induced Infant
Liability Act, a law that would have protected babies if they survived an attempted abortion and were
Obama Panders on Abortion.
According to The Case Against Barack Obama by David Freddoso, Obama doesn't believe babies born alive
during a failed abortion should have the same rights of other babies. He's said "whenever we define a
pre-viable fetus as a person that is protected by the equal protection clause or other elements in the
Constitution, what we're really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of
protections that would be provided to a — a child, a nine-month-old — child that
was delivered to term." (p. 197)
Obama Lied About His Abortion Record.
The New York Sun reported that Obama's campaign has admitted that the senator voted against giving medical
care to babies born alive after an abortion attempt — a fact that the campaign originally dismissed
as a "smear." The reality behind Obama's rhetoric is that he worked against efforts to ban the gruesome
practice of leaving babies who survived failed abortions to die.
Will We Admit the Truth About Barack Obama? In 2002, President Bush signed into law a bill titled
the "Born Alive Infants Protection Act" (BAIPA). This law was necessary because, believe it or not,
infants were being born alive during attempted abortions and then, ancient Spartan style, left to die.
Jill Stanek wrote about this last year, saying: "As a nurse at an Illinois hospital in 1999, I discovered
babies were being aborted alive and shelved to die in soiled utility rooms. I discovered infanticide."
The act was so vile that even staunch abortion advocates would not oppose BAIPA. [But Obama
did — twice.]
Who Is The Real Michelle Obama? [Scroll
down] Pro-life columnist Jill Stanek has revealed a chilling fundraising letter that Michelle Obama wrote for her
husband when he was running for the U.S. Senate in 2004. The letter claimed that the federal ban on partial-birth
abortion was "clearly unconstitutional" and "a flawed law."
Fork replaces donkey as Democratic Party
symbol. It's good to be reminded that the sole item on the Democrats' agenda is
abortion. According to Dianne Feinstein, Roe v. Wade is critically important because "women
all over America have come to depend on it." At its most majestic, this precious right that
women "have come to depend on" is the right to have sex with men they don't want to have
Circuit Judge Sets Standard for Liberal Activism. The "right to privacy," which liberals
maintain is implied in the U.S. Constitution and which was used by the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize
abortion in 1973, apparently mattered little to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals earlier this month when he ruled on a case involving parental rights.
Catholic Case Against Barack: Not only is Barack the most pro-abortion member of the Senate, with
his straight A+ report card from the National Abortion Rights Action League and Planned Parenthood. He
supports the late-term procedure known as partial-birth abortion, where the baby's skull is stabbed with
scissors in the birth canal and the brains are sucked out to end its life swiftly and ease passage of the
corpse into the pan. Partial-birth abortion, said the late Sen. Pat Moynihan, "comes as close to
infanticide as anything I have seen in our judiciary."
Distortion. In March 2003, registered nurse Jill Stanek submitted a statement to the Illinois
Senate Health and Human Services committee in which she reported that infants who survived abortions at her
Oak Lawn hospital were sometimes "taken to the Soiled Utility Room and left alone to die." Stanek was
lobbying the committee to approve the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002, which would have recognized
any infant born alive after an abortion as a human being deserving legal protection. Barack Obama, then
the committee chairman, defeated the bill with his fellow Democrats in a 6-4 party-line vote.
Some final notes
on the Terri Schiavo case: While conservative opinion was severely splintered,
liberal opinion seemed monolithic: Let her die. Liberals usually rally to the side of
vulnerable people, but not in this case. Democrats talked abstractly about procedures
and rules, a reversal of familiar roles. I do not understand why liberal friends defined
the issue almost solely in terms of government intruding into family matters. Liberals
are famously willing to enter family affairs to defend individual rights, opposing parental-consent
laws, for example. Why not here?
The Planned Parenthood Primary:
Most political observers learn to take what goes on in presidential primaries in stride, but one thing
I still find immensely depressing. Every four years, like gruesome clockwork, Democratic hopefuls
of course try to nail down liberal votes by promising to keep abortions safe, legal, and
is the Most Pro-Abortion Candidate Ever. He is so pro-abortion he refused as an Illinois state
senator to support legislation to protect babies who survived late-term abortions because he did not want to
concede — as he explained in a cold-blooded speech on the Illinois Senate floor — that
these babies, fully outside their mothers' wombs, with their hearts beating and lungs heaving, were in fact
"persons." "Persons," of course, are guaranteed equal protection of the law under the 14th Amendment.
on Obama and Babies Born Alive: When Obama was in the Illinois Senate, the Born Alive Infants bill
came up three successive years. In 2001, three bills were proposed to help babies who survived induced
labor abortions. One, like the federal Born Alive Infants bill, simply said a living "homo sapiens"
wholly emerged from his mother should be treated as a "'person,' 'human being,' 'child' and 'individual.'"
On all three bills, Obama voted "present," effectively the same as a "no." Defining "a pre-viable fetus"
that survived an abortion as a "person" or "child," he argued, "would essentially bar abortions, because the
Equal Protection Clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an
SCHIP off the Old Block.
The new House bill's "pregnant woman" rule seeks to deny the existence of the child in utero while still covering
the adolescent mother. This is a calculated move to open the door to federal taxpayer-funded abortions.
In the 17 states that now fund elective abortions (14 of them are forced to do so by court order) this coverage
could be used as a license to kill.
Joseph D'Agostino has dubbed the rise in sex-selective abortions as "Feminism's Triumph: Exterminating
Girls." Experts disagree on the overall toll, but an article
published in the medical journal Lancet pegs the number at 100 million aborted girls, mostly in China and India.
In China alone, UNICEF estimates there are only 832 girls per 1,000 boys. Feminists have a
compulsion to impose radical social change and when things go sour, blaming the subsequent fiasco on the
patriarchy. The problem of sex-selective abortions is no exception to this rule.
Liberal Feminists Support School Shootings. This coming Tuesday, Ms. Magazine will release its
new issue with the cover story, "We Had Abortions (and we're glad we did)." … The story is intended to
gloss over the millions of women who have had negative reactions to the abortion experience in their own life
and choose to instead highlight a petition in which 1000+ very misguided women signed a statement affirming
their belief that their lives were infinitely improved because they snuffed the life out of the most vulnerable
person they personally had ever known — their unborn daughter (or son, or both).
Liberals Shoot Children. Given the right circumstances, liberal feminists, activist lawyers,
and judges who should be impeached for their lack of judgement — will first allow and then defend
the cold-blooded shooting of an innocent child. They did so this week.
Same story: Woman Aborts Her Full-Term
Baby With a Gun. Prosecutors say that on the morning she was scheduled to give birth, [Tammy]
Skinner drove to an auto dealer's parking lot, took a gun, and shot herself in the belly, killing the fetus
in an act of self-abortion. Skinner was charged with carrying out an illegal abortion. Is Skinner
a criminal? Today [10/19/2006], a Virginia judge said no. The charges were dropped, her case dismissed.
very 'so-called' right to privacy. Whatever else modern America stands
for has nothing like the centrality in our affairs of the right to abort a pregnancy. The
Constitution, it almost seems, exists to make sure no woman has to have a baby she doesn't
want. No sucker game of this magnitude was ever before played on the citizens of a great
democracy. It all comes down to abortion.
politics of pregnant girls: Imagine someone you may not know or like taking your daughter without
your knowledge to another state to have her appendix removed. Or to have a hysterectomy. Or even
to have her wisdom teeth removed. You'd be outraged, right?
If every vote counts, why does the Democratic party ignore pro-life Democrats? A Pro-Choice Party No More.
Pro-life Democrats are not surprised by the outcome of this year's election. In fact, pro-life Democrats
have been pleading with their party to be respectfully included. Unfortunately, the "big-tent" Democratic
party has allowed itself to be controlled by pro-choice forces and suffered as a result. For the past
25 years, pro-life Democrats have been leaving the party over the issue of abortion.
Can Democrats be
pro-life? Candidates such as presidential nominee John Kerry don't share the views of the
majority of Americans on cultural and social issues. Worse, many liberal elites demonstrate
ostentatious contempt for those opinions. As with the issue of abortion. Being pro-life
has been political death for any Democrat with national aspirations. Many on the left are
unable to even contemplate a legitimate argument against legal abortion.
Texas League of Women Voters: Unbiased
Do-Gooders or Liberal Activists? A recent visit to the Texas League of Women Voters website
suggests that [their] non-ideological reputation belies a distinct liberal bias. The League of Women
Voters advocates left-wing positions on issues such as abortion, property rights, and crime. The League
even encourages its members to lobby on some of these issues and features prominent links on their website to
far left organizations without any similar plugs for moderate or conservative groups.
Kerry on Abortion: In 1984, Kerry said he
would vote against "any restrictions on age, consent, funding restrictions, or any law to limit access to
abortion." (John Kerry as quoted in "Mass. Senate candidates quizzed on women's issues," Sojourner:
The Women's Forum, 6/30/84) Kerry received a 0% ranking from the National Right to Life Committee
for the 108th, 107th and 106th Congresses. Kerry has voted at least six times against banning
Where Do the Candidates Stand on Abortion?
Senator John Kerry voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act every chance he got — six
times. The partial-birth abortion procedure — used from the fifth month on involves pulling a
living baby feet-first out of the womb, except for the head, puncturing the skull and suctioning out the
brain. The great majority of partial-birth abortions are performed on healthy babies of healthy mothers.
John Edwards, in his six years in the Senate, has compiled a 0% pro-life voting record. He voted to
keep partial-birth abortions legal and he supports tax funding of abortion.
Around Abortion. By relying on thirty-second commercials, made-for-TV debates and well
orchestrated "town hall meetings," candidates are often able to deliver highly polished packages that are
intended to camouflage what they really believe. An example of this phenomenon is on display when it
comes to Rudy Giuliani's effort to tap dance around the abortion issue.
Abortion's shades of gray:
Among the major candidates, only Giuliani stands in the middle: identifying a position that is, in fact, simultaneously
anti-abortion and pro-choice. He backs policies designed to discourage or even sharply limit abortion, and
he opposes the use of public money for abortions, while leaving final decisions to women and their doctors in
The Editor says...
That sounds good at first, but think about it. What kind of decision will a doctor make
if he stands to gain at least a thousand dollars to perform an abortion? A woman doesn't
go to an abortion clinic without having made up her mind already... unless the clinic is disguised
as a "crisis counseling" center.
Liberal Feminists Support School Shootings. This coming Tuesday, Ms. Magazine will release its
new issue with the cover story, "We Had Abortions (and we're glad we did)." … The story is intended to
gloss over the millions of women who have had negative reactions to the abortion experience in their own life
and choose to instead highlight a petition in which 1000+ very misguided women signed a statement affirming
their belief that their lives were infinitely improved because they snuffed the life out of the most vulnerable
person they personally had ever known — their unborn daughter (or son, or both).
a Former Fetus... I am not an expert on the abortion issue, but I have learned a great deal
about it, strangely enough, by studying the Lincoln-Douglas debates. These debates were about slavery.
But look at how closely the arguments parallel the abortion debate.
Julia Roberts: A Spider Is 'A Person' — So How
About Human Babies?. I trace the beginning of my evolution from pro-choice to pro-life to a
comment I heard on the radio a decade or so ago. It might have been Rush Limbaugh who made the point that
many of the people moved to tears at the thought of the killing of baby seals are the same ones who "celebrate"
a woman's right to have an abortion. Something clicked. What kind of moral compass is that?
Abortion Stops a
Bleeding Heart. The Democrats are trying to "reframe" their message to make people think they
believe abortion is wrong. I think this is going to be a hard sell if they plan to continue ferociously
defending abortion-on-demand right up until the moment the baby's head is through the birth canal.
Why I don't take
feminists seriously, part II. Feminists are less concerned with women's rights than they
are with their own right to have an abortion. George Bush has done more for women's rights than any
president in modern history. But feminists hate him because he is opposed to abortion rights. Bill
Clinton sexually harassed more women than any president in American history. But that's okay. He
supports abortion rights so feminists love him. If he were ever convicted of rape, feminists would
still love him because he supports abortion rights.
Eternal vigilance is the price
of liberty … as we all know, but sometimes vigilantes have to invent bad guys to keep their
franchise alive. You could ask some of our Democratic senators, or the ladies at the National Organization
Left supports Roe: Scorn for ordinary Americans. Most Americans do not
understand what Roe actually does. Most Americans believe (wrongly) that if Roe were
overturned, abortion would automatically become illegal across the land. That is exactly
what pro-abortion advocacy groups want Americans to believe.
Mother's Tupperware Party. Shame the student who thinks of abortion as anything other than a right; this
class had over 400 young, impressionable minds (including a freshman-heavy enrollment) and the message relayed eerily
echoed that of Capitol Hill Democrats: anyone who thinks of abortion as something other than a "right" is
simply outside the mainstream.
One thing leads to another: Is there a right
to have a baby? Reproductive freedom is usually a code-word for abortion on demand. But
the right to terminate a pregnancy is only the right to say "no" to having a baby. Full reproductive
freedom would include the right to pregnancy on demand, analogous to abortion on demand. A California
case in which a lesbian couple is suing an infertility clinic suggests we may be closer than we think to
establishing a right to have a baby. And far from being an advance for women's liberty, this
development would be a disaster for everyone's freedom.
a liberal change her spots? The pro-choice position has hardened over the
years to the point where any deviation from orthodoxy is considered heresy. Abortion
advocates have fervently resisted every single legislative limit on abortion. They've
stoutly opposed waiting periods, parental notification laws and bans on late-term abortions
and partial birth abortions. They've even opposed a law that would permit a baby who
by accident survives a late-term abortion to be welcomed into life.
Disturbing Questions about
Hillary Clinton and Abortion. Especially when the issue involves protecting innocent life, the
subject of this report, the American people deserve to know the full truth about the Clintons' radical, and
often corrupt, agenda. And Judicial Watch is committed to providing it. As part of Judicial
Watch's Open Records Project, we have examined important government documents about the core public policy
issue of abortion. This special report examines three new documents pertaining to the Clintons
pro-abortion policies, with special emphasis on Hillary Clinton's central role in crafting and promoting
Clinton: Shill for the pill. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., portrays herself as a scourge of
the pharmaceutical industry, but she has shown that she's willing to help a drugmaker if that's what it takes
to profit Planned Parenthood, her indispensable political ally. Clinton's campaign Web site touts that
she has "battled the big drug companies." Yet she has sponsored many bills that would directly subsidize
Barr Laboratories, maker of the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B, which also functions as an
From the "Leftspeak Dictionary," here is
Senator Barbara Boxer on partial-birth abortion: "That this Constitution as it currently
is — some want to amend it to say life begins at conception. …I am not willing
to amend the Constitution to say that a fetus is a person…." Sen. Barbara Boxer on
trees: "We are talking about God's creations that we have a responsibility to protect.
This is Mojave National Preserve's Joshua trees. We have to move to protect them."
Bringing up boys: You
may remember that Barbara Boxer, the senator from California, on the floor of the Senate in debating partial-birth
abortion, said that a baby is not a baby until that child is taken home from the hospital. In other words,
you can kill that baby in the hospital. This is where we are headed, a complete disregard for human life.
Pro-Abortion Pelosi Insults the Catholic
Faith. The new speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, is showing what I
consider extreme arrogance, even for a pro-abortion figure in public life who claims to be a faithful
Catholic. Her handlers are making it abundantly clear that anything goes in their effort to showcase
Pelosi and her life story, including the use of a Catholic Mass to cement her public image as a Catholic
mother and grandmother. That, my friend, is a disgrace that I cannot ignore.
The Dark Motive Behind the
Democrat Filibuster: Senate Democrats want to send a clear message that they will not accept a
future U.S. Supreme Court nominee who has deeply held religious beliefs, specifically on abortion. That's
a frightening proposition. In essence, the Democrats are saying that evangelical Christians and
conservative Catholics need not apply for judicial posts.
Bishops Take On Pro-abortion
Legislators. The problem of pro-abortion Catholic politicians is not limited to New Jersey.
In fact, the American Life League has identified more than 500 pro-abortion Catholic politicians throughout
the country and bishops are beginning to address the issue.
Dems Lose Fight To Aid
Abortion Groups. Unable to override a promised veto, Democrats have backed down on their
insistence that the 2008 foreign aid budget reverse President Bush's ban on providing aid to family
planning groups abroad that offer abortions.
The Gods of Liberalism: While
visiting the Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg, Va., a few weeks back, I heard a troubling, albeit
thought-provoking, sermon. Pastor John Mabray addressed the ancient Canaanite practice of Baal worship and, though
he didn't reveal it by name, connected the dots to its present-day progeny: liberalism. Baal, the half-bull,
half-man god of fertility, was the focal point of pagan idolatry in Semitic Israel until God revealed His monotheistic
nature to Judaism's forebears. In his sermon, Pastor Mabray illustrated that, although they've now assumed a more
contemporary flair, the fundamentals of Baal worship remain alive and well today. The principal pillars of Baalism
were child sacrifice, sexual immorality (both heterosexual and homosexual) and pantheism (reverence of creation over the
American-Style. In the Obama administration there can be no dissent from the view that abortion
must be unrestricted, paid for, and with no shilly-shallying about parental notification, partial birth
abortion, or other such measures that would actually reduce the frequency of abortion. Certain
appointments stand out. For HHS, where abortion regulation resides, the president chose a Sadduccee
of abortion purity, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius. Despite her kindly mien, Sebelius is a strict
constructionist of abortion rights.
I would laugh out loud if this were not so tragic. Abortion Is a 'God-Given Right,' Liberal Leader
Declares. Rev. Carlton Veazey, president and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive
Choice, told a small crowd of pro-abortion protesters that women have a "God-given right" to abortion and
that opposition from pro-life congressmen and religious leaders would never take it away.
Barack Obama celebrates birth of Roe vs. Wade abortion
decision. Today [1/22/2010] is the first anniversary of President Obama's urgent executive
promise to close the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility by today. He didn't get that
done. No new promised date either. So instead today the Democratic chief executive issued a
special statement celebrating the 37th birthday of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade abortion
decision. He particularly hailed the hallmark decision's granting of the "fundamental constitutional
right to choose whether to have an abortion."
The Editor says...
If Obama thinks that abortion is a "fundamental constitutional right," he is living in a world of delusion.
'population control' really means: Why is abortion so popular with women who would never dream
of having an abortion? This is among the questions I've been asking myself for years, while trying to
understand what motivates people to vote the way they do. Again and again I see examples of people
voting to the left of their actual convictions.
Stupak, Gullibility, Mendacity, and the Party of Death. [Scroll down] At the time I
covered the dinner for the New York Sun, I didn't think it was wise to use such hyperbolic language
about the nation's majority political group, but those strong words are overdue in describing the culture
that's being promoted today. Abortion on demand, embryonic destruction, euthanasia, and animal rights
now displace human rights.
Indiana Right to Life Will
No Longer Endorse Democrats. Indiana Right to Life's political action committee will no longer
support Democratic candidates for office after the defection of putatively pro-life Hoosier Democrats Brad
Ellsworth, Joe Donnelly, and Baron Hill on the abortion funding language in the health care bill.
Does Obama Hate Black
People? With his actions as an Illinois state senator, U.S. senator, and now president, Barack
Obama has rightfully earned his title as the most pro-abortion politician in American history ... The president
has expanded the welfare state, the unemployment rolls, and advocated against school voucher programs, all issues
which disproportionately affect blacks. His position on abortion is perhaps the most alarming because it
has become evident that he is using all the resources available to him to ensure that black babies here and
abroad never reach their first breath. Yet, in the midst of all of these issues, Black Americans
continue to blindly support the president and his radical agenda.