Justice Department to Request Supreme
Court Block Texas Abortion Law. The Biden administration is planning to request the U.S. Supreme Court block
the Texas abortion law. Last week, a federal appeals court rejected the Biden administration's efforts to stop the new
law. In response, the Biden administration is planning to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court, which could
set a major precedent on abortion rights in the country.
Abortion Law to Remain in Effect, Federal Appeals Court Rules. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
said Thursday it will allow Texas's heartbeat abortion law, which allows private citizens to sue providers who perform
abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, to remain in effect while it considers an appeal of a judge's order
blocking the new law. The court issued a 2-to-1 order siding with the state of Texas, refusing the Justice Department's
request to reinstate an earlier court ruling that had blocked enforcement of the law. The order was backed by Judges
James C. Ho, who was nominated by Donald Trump, and Catharina Haynes, who was nominated by George W. Bush. Judge
Carl E. Stewart, a nominee of Bill Clinton, dissented. Thursday's [10/14/2021] decision comes after the same panel
last week issued a temporary decision to reinstate the law after a federal judge in Austin temporarily halted the ban.
asks appeals court to reinstate abortion ban. Texas's abortion law will be allowed to continue after the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Fifth District granted a "temporary administrative stay" late Friday evening [10/8/2021]. Texas
Attorney General Ken Paxton had requested the court earlier Friday to reinstate the law after it was temporarily blocked.
Paxton argued in his letter that the judge who blocked it, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, had no authority to do so and
requested the court to put a hold on the judge's order by Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. to prevent it from going into effect.
Pitman, a Barack Obama-appointed judge, argued in his 113-page ruling the abortion law is considered "unconstitutional."
court temporarily reinstates Texas abortion law. A U.S. court of appeals temporarily reinstated Texas's
six-week abortion law, issuing an administrative stay of a preliminary injunction granted to the Biden administration earlier
this week by a federal judge that blocked the controversial law's implementation. "It is ordered that Appellant's
emergency motion to stay the preliminary injunction pending appeal is temporarily held in abeyance pending further order by
this motions panel," the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday [10/8/2021]. The U.S. court of appeals directed
the Department of Justice to respond to the emergency motion by 5 p.m. next Tuesday.
judge puts Texas abortion law on hold. A federal judge has temporarily blocked the enforcement of Texas's
strict new abortion law that prohibits the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The ruling on Wednesday
[10/6/2021] by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, a Barack Obama-appointed judge, means Texas abortion providers can once
again operate after about six weeks' pregnancy without fear of being sued. S.B. 8 outlawed abortions after
approximately six weeks when a heartbeat is detected, which is before a lot of women know they are pregnant.
The new law has led some pregnant women to go across state lines for abortions instead.
court judge blocks landmark Texas 'fetal heartbeat' abortion law. A district court judge issued a Temporary
Restraining Order blocking Texas S.B. 8 abortion law on Wednesday, finding in favor of the U.S. Department of Justice, which
had sought the order to block the law from going into effect. "A person's right under the Constitution to choose to
obtain an abortion prior to fetal viability is well established. Fully aware that depriving its citizens of this right
by direct state action would be flagrantly unconstitutional, the State contrived an unprecedented and transparent statutory
scheme to do just that," U.S. District Judge Robert Pittman, of the Western District of Texas, Austin Division, wrote in a
Supreme Court Cases to Watch in the 2021-22 Term. [#1] Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization:
This is the most important abortion case in the last 30 years. Essentially, the Supreme Court will have an opportunity
to reconsider — and potentially overrule — its wayward decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood
v. Casey. In 2018, Mississippi enacted the Gestational Age Act, which prohibits abortions after 15 weeks of
gestation except in cases of medical emergency or severe fetal abnormality. The state legislature set forth two findings
in the law: 1) 75% of all nations do not permit abortions past 12 weeks' gestation, and 2) an unborn
human's heart starts beating after five to six weeks' gestation and by nine weeks all "basic physiological functions are present."
The legislature also identified several state interests concerning this law. It identified a desire to protect the life of the
unborn, the medical profession, and the health of the mother. Most abortions are performed after 15 weeks using the
dilation-and-evacuation procedure where the unborn child is crushed and torn apart before pieces of the dead child are removed
from the womb.
Asks Federal Judge to Temporarily Block Texas Abortion Law. The Department of Justice asked a federal judge
late Tuesday to temporarily block Texas's new heartbeat abortion law. The department claimed in its filing that the
state had passed the law, which allows private citizens to sue providers that perform abortions after a fetal heartbeat can
be detected, "to prevent women from exercising their constitutional rights." "This relief is necessary to protect the
constitutional rights of women in Texas and the sovereign interest of the United States," the department said in its
brief. The emergency motion seeking a preliminary injunction against the law comes less than a week after the Biden
administration filed a lawsuit against Texas over the controversial legislation, which allows any individual to sue anyone
who knowingly performs or aids an abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected.
D.C. Archbishop Unleashes on Fake Catholic Joe Biden Over His Support For Abortion. Archbishop Cardinal Wilton
Gregory is not happy with self-proclaimed catholic and president Joe Biden who recently said that he does not agree that
"life begins at conception," a direct opposition of the Catholic church. "I respect those who believe life begins at
the moment of conception," Biden said, according to Catholic News Agency. "I don't agree, but I respect that. I'm
not going to impose that on people." The appalling statement by Biden is a direct contradiction of the Catholic Church's
teaching on life and conception.
This makes sense only if the Constitution mentions abortion, which it does not. DOJ
Sues Texas, Says New Abortion Law Was Enacted 'In Open Defiance of the Constitution'. The Justice Department on
Thursday sued Texas over a new state law that bans most abortions, arguing that it was enacted "in open defiance of the
Constitution." The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Texas, asks a federal judge to declare that the law is invalid,
"to enjoin its enforcement, and to protect the rights that Texas has violated." "The act is clearly unconstitutional
under long-standing Supreme Court precedent," Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a news conference announcing the
suit. The Justice Department argues the law unlawfully infringes on the constitutional rights of women and violates the
Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, which says federal law supersedes state law. Federal officials are also concerned
other states could enact similar laws that would "deprive their citizens of their constitutional rights," he said.
administration plans to Sue Texas over new law banning abortions after six weeks. The Biden administration is
reportedly planning to sue the state of Texas over a new law that bans most abortions. The Justice Department could
file the lawsuit as soon as Thursday, two sources familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. The law that
took effect last week exposes abortion providers to financial penalties if they terminate pregnancies once a fetal heartbeat
can be detected, usually at around six weeks.
Harris Celebrates Abortion With Abortionist Who Killed 67 Babies in 17 Hours. At the White House today, Kamala
Harris celebrated abortions with an abortionist who killed so many babies in a short amount of time that America's worst
serial killers would blush. Harris met with abortionists from across the country but also met with the abortionist at
the abortion center in Texas that bragged about killing 67 babies in 17 hours. Harris's guests included Bhavik
Kumar, a Planned Parenthood abortionist in Houston, Texas. The liberal media has portrayed Kumar as a hero for doing 67
abortions in one day on Aug. 31 — a record for him — before the new Texas heartbeat law went into
effect on Sept. 1. Harris spoke with abortionists and customers from Texas, Mississippi, Kentucky and New Mexico
about abortion access in their states.
Appeals Court Restores Key Indiana Abortion Laws. A U.S. Court of Appeals issued a ruling allowing Indiana to
continue enforcing laws that restrict abortions, including telemedicine consultations between doctors and women seeking the
procedure. Reversing an order handed down by District Court Judge Sarah Evans Barker last month, the 7th Circuit Court
of Appeals panel, in a 2 [to] 1 ruling Wednesday [9/8/2021], granted Indiana the right to enforce its laws while the court
considers a full appeal of the case. "Plaintiffs contend, and the district court found, that developments in videoconferencing
make it possible to dispense with in-person meetings, that improvements in medicine make the use of hospitals or surgical centers
unnecessary, and that nurses are competent to approve and monitor medication-induced abortions," the appeals court ruling said.
"The district court concluded that these findings permit it to depart from the holdings of earlier cases. Yet the Supreme
Court insists that it alone has the authority to modify its precedents."
AG Merrick Garland pledges to fight against Texas pro-life law. Attorney General Merrick Garland released a
statement on actions the Department of Justice will take in response to Texas' pro-life "Heartbeat Act" that restricts
abortions after a heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks after conception. Garland said that the DOJ would
"provide support from federal law enforcement when an abortion clinic or reproductive health center is under attack."
"We have reached out to US attorneys' offices and FBI field offices in Texas and across the country to discuss our
enforcement authorities," he said. "We will not tolerate violence against those seeking to obtain or provide
reproductive health services, physical obstruction or property damage in violation of the FACE Act." The Act Garland
referred to was enacted in 1994 under President Bill Clinton.
Anti-Abortion Strategy [was] Invented by Leftists. The Texas Legislature took a wholly different
approach. Rather than criminalizing abortion or authorizing the state to stop it, the law instead prohibits a physician
from "knowingly" performing or inducing an abortion "unless the physician has determined ... whether the woman's unborn child
has a detectable fetal heartbeat." If the doctor detects a heartbeat — which can usually be discerned at
about six weeks gestation — the abortion may not be undertaken except under defined emergency circumstances.
Here's where the law differs from the usual abortion prohibition. The state isn't authorized to enforce the heartbeat
limitation. Rather, private citizens are granted legal standing to bring civil lawsuits against abortionists, support
staff, insurance companies, etc. — not the mother — when the killed fetus had a beating heart.
Damages for violations are set at $10,000, plus the potential for injunctions, recoupment of litigation costs, and attorney's
fees. The effect and clear intent of the law is to make post-heartbeat abortion a financially risky undertaking.
Texas abortion clinics and others sued and sought an injunction to prevent the law from taking effect pending a final ruling
on the law's constitutionality. But the Supreme Court, in a surprising 5 [to] 4 ruling, refused to put the
law on ice. It went into effect on Sept. 1 and the abortion industry in Texas locked clinic doors.
Department Vows to Protect Abortion Seekers in Texas. President Joe Biden's Department of Justice pledged
Monday to protect abortion seekers in Texas in the wake of the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision not to block state law
prohibiting abortion after six weeks. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement that his agency will
"protect those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services" under a federal law referred to as the Freedom of
Access to Clinic Entrances Act.
Texas state judge blocks new abortion law that SCOTUS refused to stop. Democrats already are organizing and
fundraising over the Supreme Court's procedural ruling allowing implementation of Texas's new law outlawing abortions when a
fetal heartbeat is detectable, usually at 6 weeks. In the process, they are implying that Armageddon is at hand for
those who want to kill their babies before they are born. Roe v Wade will be overturned! That's
nonsense, according to most of the people who have studied the matter. The Supreme Court is likely to throw out the law
once it considers the substantive issues, based on existing precedent. And now, a Democrat state judge in Travis County
(Austin), has issued a temporary restraining order blocking implementation of the law, meaning that no babies will be saved.
Senate President: 'No Question' We'll Consider Texas-Style Abortion Law. Florida Senate President Wilton
Simpson (R) said "there is no question" the state's legislature will consider abortion heartbeat legislation similar to the
bill recently enacted in Texas, WFLA reports. "When the Supreme Court goes out and makes a decision like this, it
clearly is going to send a signal to all the states that are interested in banning abortions or making it more restrictive to
have an abortion in their state, it's certainly going to make us take a look at those issues," Simpson told the local news
outlet on Thursday [9/2/2021]. Later in the day, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) suggested that he may support a law
banning abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, telling reporters that the move is "interesting" and that he will
"look more significantly at it."
Texas's New Law Does Not Ban Abortions — Or Even A Majority Of Them. After the Supreme Court declined the
ACLU's request to block SB8, the new Texas law, which bans abortion after a baby's heartbeat is detected, went into effect in
the state immediately. Almost predictably, the left went into a total meltdown, suggesting that this was an all-out ban
on abortions, which it very much isn't. Liberals and Progressives alike complained that this law was somehow an affront to women
everywhere ([...]), claiming that the majority of abortions occur after a heartbeat is detected. Well, that's just not true.
In fact, the vast majority of abortions occur within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, and a plurality within the first six weeks.
Texas Is Exactly Like Afghanistan Now. 100 Percent. There are very few issues out there that seem to send
progressives right over the edge harder than abortion. The primary talking point, in the wake of the Biden
administration's dismal failure in Afghanistan, is that the Texas pro-life law is exactly the same type of Sharia law the
Taliban imposes on women in Afghanistan. This is mind-bogglingly ignorant rhetoric that we cannot let pass. First
of all, how extremely Islamophobic of the left to attack the religious beliefs of those of the Islamic faith. The same
group that accused the Trump administration of being xenophobic and racist for implementing a ban of travelers from
majority-Muslim countries is now just throwing "Sharia" accusations willy nilly. It is, by their own standards, vile
racism. Second, it is an extremely base-level analysis that doesn't actually do a pro-choice argument justice. It
is simply laziness to jump to that sort of rhetoric. And we know why they jump to it.
vs. Wade finished? The mainstream media just can't hold back. For many Americans waking up on
Thursday [9/2/2021], they must have thought that they had experience a real Rip Van Winkle of a snoozer for the last 50
years. Across the spectrum, legal experts were declaring the death of Roe v. Wade after the Supreme Court refused
to enjoin a Texas anti-abortion law in an emergency filing. The mainstream media coverage ranged from the outright death
of Roe to its being rendered to a vegetative state. The New York Times outright asked "Is this how Roe v. Wade
dies?" The answer is no. This is how legal analysis dies. Legal analysts like me once prized our role as one of
transcending the political rhetoric and offering detached and honest appraisals of legal decisions and developments.
Blasts Texas Fetal Heartbeat Law, Says It 'Blatantly Violates' Roe v Wade. President Biden
asserted that a new Texas law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat "blatantly violates"
Roe v Wade in a written statement on Wednesday [9/1/2021]. "The Texas law will significantly impair
women's access to the health care they need, particularly for communities of color and individuals with low incomes," said
Biden. The president added that "my administration is deeply committed to the constitutional right established in
Roe v Wade nearly five decades ago and will protect and defend that right." The law went into effect on
Wednesday after the Supreme Court declined to act on an emergency petition to block it. The law's unusual enforcement
mechanism grants citizens the right to sue anyone who helps a woman have an abortion — though not the woman
herself — for damages of $10,000 or more.
Clinic Performs '67 abortions in 17 hours' Ahead Of Texas Heartbeat Law: Report. One of Texas' largest
abortion clinics rushed to perform "67 abortions in 17 hours" ahead of a deadline that would effectively ban most abortions
in the state after six weeks — the time a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The Texas law behind the new
restrictions went into effect at 12 a.m. Wednesday morning, apparently prompting numerous women in the state to quickly
get abortions when they may have been waiting to do so. The 19th News, a feminist news outlet started by two former
Texas Tribune employees, reported the increased abortions at Whole Woman's Health in Fort Worth, Texas, describing a waiting
room full of patients as well as a line outside.
Slams Supreme Court Decision on Texas Heartbeat Law: 'Unconstitutional Chaos'. President Biden issued a
statement Thursday slamming the Supreme Court's refusal to block a Texas law prohibiting abortion after a heartbeat can be
detected. Biden said the high court's ruling would generate "unconstitutional chaos" by codifying a measure that
empowers private citizens to enforce a ban on abortion and vowed to use a "whole-of-government" approach to respond to the
law. While the law allows any individual to sue medical providers who perform an abortion, instead of deferring
enforcement to the state government, it does not penalize the women who undergo the procedure to terminate their
pregnancy. Per the law, plaintiffs in litigation cases resulting from the law's implementation can potentially earn up
to $10,000 in damages.
Court denies request to stop Texas 6-week abortion ban, with John Roberts and liberals dissenting. The Supreme
Court formally denied a request from Texas abortion providers to freeze a state law that bars abortions after six
weeks. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the three liberal justices in dissent. The court's move means that the
law — which is one of the strictest in the nation and bans abortion before many people know they are
pregnant — will remain on the books. The law allows private citizens to bring civil suits against anyone who
assists a pregnant person seeking an abortion in violation of the ban. In an unsigned opinion, the majority wrote that
while the clinics had raised "serious questions regarding the constitutionality of the Texas law," they had not met a burden
that would allow the court to block it at this time due to "complex" and "novel" procedural questions.
Court Refuses To Block Texas Heartbeat Law Which Virtually Bans Killing Babies. The Supreme Court ruled in
favor of a Texas law that protects babies who have a detectable heartbeat from being aborted in the Lone Star State. In
a 5-4 decision, the highest court in the nation declined to block Texas' newest abortion law despite protests from Planned
Parenthood, other abortion activists, and even journalists. Radical pro-abortion facilities and activists first brought
an emergency petition to the Supreme Court with the hopes that the justices would at least temporarily block the law from
going into effect on Sept. 1. The court passed on acting on the petition on Aug. 31, meaning the law, which gives
private citizens the power to file civil suits against anyone who performs abortions after six weeks or assists a woman in obtaining
an abortion, went into effect on Wednesday. Violators of the law could be forced to pay $10,000 to the plaintiff.
Harris: Texas Abortion Law Will Hurt 'Women of Color'. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday
[9/1/2021] released a statement in reaction to the Texas abortion law that went into effect, asserting it will "dramatically
reduce access to reproductive care" for "women of color." She ultimately joined President Biden and other left-wing
politicians in promising to fight for every woman's ability to abort her child. "Today, a new law takes effect in Texas
that directly violates the precedent established in the landmark case of Roe v. Wade. This all-out
assault on reproductive health effectively bans abortion for the nearly 7 million Texans of reproductive age," Harris said in
The Editor says...
[#1] Perhaps the baby-killers would be happier living in Louisiana or Arkansas. [#2] Kamala's complaint is that some women
of "reproductive age" will be denied "reproductive care," even though reproduction is the last thing they want.
Democrats Drag Their Feet on Afghanistan, They Mobilize at Light Speed to Protect Abortion In Texas. Nick Arama
reported earlier that Joe Biden is already heading back to his vacation, even as people are scrambling to clean up his mess
and rescue the people still trapped in Afghanistan as the Taliban go door to door, executing people. But while
Democrats seem to shrug at the mention of Afghanistan, the one thing they won't tolerate is an interruption in the flow of
babies being killed in the womb. With Texas's recent passage of their abortion law, effectively banning most abortions,
Democrats are flying into action and gearing up for a major battle.
One might easily picture this CNN writer wiping away her tears to finish this story: Texas
6-week abortion ban takes effect after Supreme Court inaction. A controversial Texas law that bars abortions at
six weeks went into effect early Wednesday morning [9/1/2021] after the Supreme Court and a federal appeals court failed to
rule on pending emergency requests brought by abortion providers. The lack of judicial intervention means that the
law — which is one of the strictest in the nation and bans abortion before many people know they are pregnant —
goes into force absent further court intervention. The law allows private citizens to bring civil suits against anyone who
assists a pregnant person seeking an abortion in violation of the ban. No other six-week ban has been allowed to go into
effect — even briefly.
Texas Will Become the First State in America to Ban Abortions. The new state heartbeat law, which could save
tens of thousands of unborn babies from abortion every year, is slated to go into effect [9/1/2021]. Unless pro-abortion
groups succeed in their emergency appeals Tuesday, Texas will be the first state in America to enforce a heartbeat law.
The pro-life law, which Gov. Greg Abbott signed in May, prohibits abortions once an unborn baby's heartbeat is
detectable, typically about six weeks of pregnancy. Exceptions are allowed if the mother's life is at risk.
Unique from other heartbeat laws, the Texas legislation includes a private enforcement mechanism that allows people to file
lawsuits against abortionists who violate the law. The law has the potential to save tens of thousands of babies from
abortion. In 2020, about 54,000 unborn babies were aborted in Texas, and about 85 percent happened after six weeks of
pregnancy, according to state health statistics. That means more than 100 unborn babies with beating hearts may be
spared from abortion every single day in Texas.
Circuit upholds Texas abortion ban paving way for possible Supreme Court hearing. The issue of abortion may
once again come before the U.S. Supreme Court after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2017 Texas law outlawing a
second trimester procedure. The Texas Dismemberment Abortion Ban, which passed with bipartisan support, outlaws the
method of D&E, dilation and evacuation, from being performed in the second trimester statewide. Nine judges on the New
Orleans-based appeals court ruled in favor of the Texas statute, five against, and three recused themselves. They
overruled their own court's 3-judge panel, which last October upheld a lower district court's ruling blocking the law from
going into effect. In January, in an unusual move, the full 17-member court threw out the panel's decision and agreed
to rehear the case before the full court. Eight months later, in an en banc review, it reversed the decisions of the
panel and the lower court in their entirety.
Rules Texas Can Ban Protect Babies From Dismemberment Abortions. [Scroll down] Judge James Ho [...] ended
his concurrence by writing ["]Someday, scientists may look back on today's abortion debates as shocking and
barbaric — just as we look back in disbelief at those who ridiculed and ostracized proponents of handwashing and
sterilizing surgical instruments to prevent disease and infection. Indeed, many have that view today. According
to Carter Snead, one of the nation's leading scholars on public bioethics and an expert witness in this case, "132 countries
out of 194 that I looked at ban abortion outright, at all gestational stages, with certain exceptions defined by law," while
178 countries generally ban abortion after a gestational age of 12 weeks. So "92 percent of all countries
presumptively ban abortions at 12 weeks or less." Texas does not ban abortion until 22 weeks. So Texas
law is not only valid under the Constitution and Supreme Court precedent — it's also more permissive than the
overwhelming majority of laws around the world. Yet federal courts have blocked it for four years. [... "]
Ban on Common 2nd-Trimester Abortion Method Upheld by Appeals Court. A Texas law effectively banning an
abortion procedure commonly employed during second-trimester pregnancies in the United States was upheld by the Fifth Circuit
Court of Appeals on Aug. 18, reversing a ruling last year by a three-judge panel of the same court. The 2017 law, which
imposes civil and criminal penalties on physicians who perform dilation and evacuation abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy
without first ensuring that the unborn child doesn't have a detectable fetal heartbeat, has never been enforced. The
dilation and evacuation (D&E) method accounts for the majority of second-trimester abortions in the United States.
Eleven percent of abortions in the country take place after the first trimester, and national estimates suggest that the D&E
method accounts for roughly 95 percent of these procedures, according to the Guttmacher Institute. The full 17-member
Fifth Circuit said on Aug. 18 that a lower federal court erred when it permanently blocked the law after ruling that it
imposes a substantial obstacle in the path of women who wish to have pre-viability abortions.
court upholds Texas law banning second-trimester abortion procedure. A federal appeals court in New Orleans on
Wednesday upheld a 2017 Texas statute outlawing an abortion procedure typically used to end second-trimester
pregnancies. A majority of the judges from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which hold appellate jurisdiction
over district courts across Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama, ruled this week in favor of backing the statute that blocks
certain procedures without ensuring whether the fetus is still alive. The ruling stems from a legal battle between
several pro-abortion plaintiffs and defendants such as Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and others who favored
Dismantles the Legal Fallacies of Roe v. Wade in Three Supreme Court Briefs. The American Center for Law
and Justice (ACLJ) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
(JWHO) abortion case urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade. This is one of three
amicus briefs which ACLJ attorneys prepared for the Dobbs case. (The other two were filed on behalf of the European
Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) and the Elliot Institute, a pro-life medical research organization.) This third brief
was filed on behalf of the ACLJ itself and joined by Bioethics Defense Fund, whose president and general counsel, Nikolas
Nikas, is an ACLJ alumnus. The ACLJ-BDF brief presents three main points in support of overruling
Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that unleashed abortion on demand in the United States.
is Unconstitutional Because Unborn Children are "Persons" Under the 14th Amendment. Unborn babies were
recognized as "persons" under the law for more than 100 years before Roe v Wade and their right to life
should be restored, two prominent legal scholars argued this week to the U.S. Supreme Court. Townhall reports Professor
John Finnis at the University of Notre Dame Law School and Professor Robert P. George at Princeton University filed an amicus
brief Thursday presenting a detailed history of American law that, according to their research, recognized unborn babies as
persons under the Fourteenth Amendment up until Roe v. Wade in 1973. Their argument is one of many that were filed
with the Supreme Court this week as the justices prepare to hear a major abortion case out of Mississippi. At issue in
the case is the question of "whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortion are unconstitutional." It is based
on a Mississippi law that prohibits abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. In their brief, Finnis and George refuted
the idea that the U.S. Constitution is "silent" on the matter of whether an unborn baby is a legal "person" under the
Democrats Make History by Striking the Hyde Amendment. For the first time in 45 years, the U.S. House of
Representatives passed a spending bill funding Medicaid without the Hyde Amendment, a measure that protects taxpayers from
being forced to pay for abortion. The spending bill will face a tough hurdle in the Senate, but the bill still sets a
terrifying precedent for pro-life taxpayers. The bill, which includes seven of the twelve annual appropriations bills
to fund the government for the next fiscal year, which begins on October 1, passed the House 219-208 along party lines.
Republicans opposed the bill because Democrats had removed two essential abortion-related provisions: the Hyde Amendment and
the Weldon Amendment, which prohibits agencies receiving federal funding from discriminating against entities because they
refuse to provide or pay for abortions.
Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Roe V. Wade. The Mississippi Attorney General on Thursday asked
the Supreme Court to overturn Roe V. Wade. "The conclusion that abortion is a constitutional right has no basis in
text, structure, history, or tradition" Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch told the Supreme Court justices. "There
are those who would like to believe that Roe v. Wade settled the issue of abortion once and for all," Fitch said in a
statement posted on her official website. "But all it did was establish a special-rules regime for abortion
jurisprudence that has left these cases out of step with other Court decisions and neutral principles of law applied by the
Court. As a result, state legislatures, and the people they represent, have lacked clarity in passing laws to protect
legitimate public interests, and artificial guideposts have stunted important public debate on how we, as a society, care for
the dignity of women and their children. It is time for the Court to set this right and return this political debate to
the political branches of government."
Proposed Reproductive Anarchy Constitutional Amendment. Vermont already has established an absolute statutory
right to abortion through the ninth month, and deprives embryos and fetuses of any rights — whether or not in a
uterus — which opens the door to their ready use in experimentation and as suppliers of organs for transplant.
But that's not enough, apparently. Proposal 5, passed in the Vermont Legislature in the 2019 session, would open the
door to reproductive anarchy.
170 Members of Congress Penned a Letter Demanding President Biden Protect the Hyde Amendment. On Thursday
[7/8/2021], over 170 members of Congress signed a letter to President Biden urging him to include the historical
bipartisan-supported Hyde Amendment in the 2022 budget to protect taxpayer dollars from funding abortion. The Hyde
Amendment, which was first enacted in 1977, has been consistently supported by every president, Republican and Democrat,
since President Jimmy Carter. That all changed on May 28 when Biden's proposed spending budget was released and
lawmakers were made aware that the Hyde Amendment and other pieces of pro-life protection were omitted. Since then, a
movement has been underway by many pro-life lawmakers to demand Biden reimplement the Hyde Amendment in the upcoming budget.
Pelosi and Democrats Block Bill to Ban Tax-Funded Abortions for 20th Time. Over the last week, Speaker Nancy
Pelosi and House Democrats have blocked a bill to ban taxpayer-funding of abortions 20 times. Each day over the last
week, multiple pro-life Republican House members have asked the House for unanimous consent to bring the pro-life bill to the
floor for a vote. Each time, Democrats have refused. On Monday [6/28/2021], Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK),
Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA), Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA), and Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) asked for unanimous
consent to get a floor vote on H.R. 18, The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. As they had 16 times previously,
Democrats refused a vote to protect taxpayers from being forced to fund killing babies in abortions. The bill would
make the Hyde Amendment permanent law and protect taxpayers from being forced to fund the killing of unborn babies in
abortions. The Hyde Amendment, which has strong public support, prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in
Medicaid and other federal programs.
Council Member Resigns After City Votes to Ban All Abortions. A Lebanon, Ohio city council member resigned in
protest this week when her fellow board members passed a pro-life Sanctuary for the Unborn ordinance. On Tuesday
[5/25/2021], Lebanon became the first city in Ohio and the 29th in the nation to pass an enforceable ordinance outlawing
abortion within its city limits. The vote was unanimous after board member Krista Wyatt resigned.
the Supreme Court and Biden ready to rumble over Roe? Over the years, pro-choice groups at times exaggerated
the risk of a serious threat to Roe and its progeny. Now, however, reality has caught up to the hyperbole.
The court just accepted review in a Mississippi case that could deliver a crippling, or even lethal, blow to Roe.
But President Biden has a familiar back-up plan. Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization would seem,
on its face, to be an incremental — not existential — threat to Roe. The Mississippi
legislature moved to ban abortions after 15 weeks, seven weeks earlier than past laws passing constitutional muster.
However, Dobbs is the long-awaited "clean case" — one that has a straight, unimpeded shot at the key
controlling abortion case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the case which effectively reframed Roe around
the key criteria that the Constitution forbids bans on abortion before a fetus has achieved viability.
Roe v. Wade
is on trial. Don't let the Left threaten the Supreme Court over it. Roe v. Wade is on
the docket again, and everybody knows exactly what will happen. No, we cannot predict the ruling on Mississippi's
15-week abortion ban. Republican-appointed judges are inevitably mercurial on this issue in hearings. We would
not be surprised to see Justices John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh, or even Neil Gorsuch uphold part or even all of the current
deformed jurisprudence on abortion. But we do know with certainty that the Left will use media pressure, corporate
pressure, and even violent threats against the republic in a tireless lobby effort to preserve Roe and Planned
Parenthood v. Casey. The abortion lobby has long been the beating heart of the Democratic Party. Defense
of abortion and subsidies for Planned Parenthood are the central items of Democratic dogma. On war, taxes, spending,
labor, and even guns and climate change, Democrats allow some dissent. But not on abortion. The party's
fundraising apparatus is inextricably tied with the abortion industry.
Says Biden 'Committed to Codifying' Roe v. Wade after Supreme Court Agrees to Revisit Precedent. White
House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Monday [5/17/2021] that President Biden is "committed to codifying" Roe v. Wade,
the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion, after the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will allow the justices to reconsider
the precedent set by the landmark Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey decisions. During a press briefing,
Psaki declined to comment on the Supreme Court's decision to hear the case, which involves a Mississippi law passed in 2018 that
bans abortions after 15 weeks with limited exceptions. She claimed, however, that "over the last four years critical
rights like the right to healthcare" and "the right to choose" have been "under withering and extreme attack, including through
draconian state laws."
to hear challenge to Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court on Monday accepted a Mississippi challenge
to the abortion precedent set by Roe v. Wade. In an unsigned order, the court said that it would hear
the case but limited its scope to the first question presented in the petition, which is whether "all pre-viability
prohibitions on elective abortion are unconstitutional." The court will not consider the other two questions, which
related to scrutiny of abortion restrictions. The court's acceptance of the case electrified the anti-abortion
movement, with many leaders hoping that it would signal the end of a decades-long battle to send the abortion question back
to individual states.
Court Tees Up To Review Abortion Bans In Mississippi Case. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up a case
examining whether Mississippi's pro-life ban on elective abortions 15 weeks into pregnancy is unconstitutional. This
particular restriction in Missippi was first enacted in 2018 and allowed abortions after the 15-week date for "medical
emergencies" and "severe" fetal abnormalities. Lower courts, however, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th
Circuit, blocked the law and ruled that it places an undue burden on women who want to abort their child after the state's
deadline. By choosing to take up Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, justices on the Supreme Court are teeing
up to reevaluate "whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional" and potentially change
how landmark abortion cases such as Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey affect
Americans. Pro-life activists celebrated the decision as a step in the right direction to ban abortion altogether.
Panic as SCOTUS Takes Case That Could Overturn Roe v. Wade. SCOTUS announced on May 17 that it would
provide a ruling on a controversial abortion ban from the state of Mississippi and hear the case next fall. The
Mississippi law — passed in 2018 but blocked by lower courts — banned all abortions after 15 weeks of
pregnancy. LifeSiteNews summed up the threat to Roe, writing that SCOTUS is now set to hear the case "which
challenges the 'viability' threshold of current legal precedent and therefore sets the stage for a decision that will either
uphold, overturn, or modify Roe v. Wade." The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Mississippi ban
(prompting the SCOTUS ruling), citing that the 15-week-ban violates legal precedent that abortions cannot be banned before
the unborn baby is viable, which is around 22 to 24 weeks. That precedent, according to the circuit court, traces "an
unbroken line dating to Roe v. Wade." If SCOTUS sides with Mississippi's ban, then Roe v. Wade would be in the
crosshairs. Again, the idea that a chunk could be taken out of the federal right to kill their preborn offspring put
leftists on Twitter into a state of panic.
Court Accepts a Mississippi Abortion Case That Seems Likely to Overturn Planned Parenthood vs. Casey.
Today [5/17/2021] the US Supreme Court announced it would take up the issue of abortion in the upcoming fall term in a case
that promises to be significant. The case is called Jackson Women's Health Organization vs. Dobbs. [...] This is
not an argument over procedure; it is a question that will frame the abortion debate in the future. If the Court agrees
with Mississippi, then the door is open for those states that wish to regulate all abortions. If the abortion industry
wins, then all "pre-viable" babies can be killed without mercy.
Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortions After Fetal Heartbeat Can Be Detected. Idaho's Republican governor signed
a bill into law on Tuesday banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Governor Brad Little signed the
Fetal Heartbeat Preborn Child Protection Act, which prohibits medical providers from performing abortion procedures after a
fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is around four to six weeks of pregnancy. A woman who received an abortion would
be allowed to sue the medical provider who performed it. The only exceptions to the ban are abortions in cases of rape,
incest, or medical emergencies, and a woman seeking an abortion for rape or incest must provide the abortion doctor with a
copy of a police report. "Idaho is a state that values the most innocent of all lives — the lives of
babies. We should never relent in our efforts to protect the lives of the preborn," Little said Tuesday in a statement.
Legislature Passes Amendment Declaring There's No Right to Kill Babies in Abortions. The Kentucky legislature
passed a pro-life constitutional amendment Tuesday to declare that there is no "right" to abort unborn babies in their
state. The "Yes for Life" amendment, state House Bill 91, passed the state Senate in a 32-6 vote late Tuesday. It
already passed the state House by a strong majority in February. To become part of the Kentucky Constitution, voters
also must approve the amendment on the November 2022 ballot. If ratified, it would amend the Kentucky Constitution to
include the following language: "To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or
protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion." Celebrating the victory, Kentucky Right to Life
executive director Addia Wuchner thanked lawmakers for their commitment to protecting unborn babies.
Court Takes Up Dismemberment Abortion Case. On Monday [3/29/2021], the Supreme Court announced it would
consider the case Cameron v. EMW Women's Surgical Center, which centers on Kentucky's ban on dismemberment
abortions, also known as dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions. The Court is not likely to weigh the merits of the
purported constitutional "right" to abortion enshrined in Roe v. Wade (1973) and later cases, however.
In April 2018, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signed H.B. 454 into law, banning any practice that involves "the bodily
dismemberment, crushing, or human vivisection of the unborn child." Yet after Bevin lost his reelection campaign in
2018, his successor, Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, did not direct his administration to keep defending H.B. 454.
Beshear's health secretary did defend the law until the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against it.
sits on potentially blockbuster abortion case. The Supreme Court is sitting on a petition in a Mississippi
abortion case that could blow the lid off Roe v. Wade. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's
Health Organization, has been before the court since September without a word from the justices. It has been
considered at the court's conferences eight times and each time left on the table. That likely means that fewer than
four justices so far have voted to take up the case. Another possibility is that the court has already rejected the
case and one of the conservative justices is working on a dissent that will be released in one of the court's orders list.
The lack of action at this point in either direction is surprising to some anti-abortion advocates, who, especially after former
President Donald Trump's administration appointed Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the court, expected the court to weigh in on the
Bill Would Ban Abortions, Charge Abortionists With Homicide for Killing Babies. Arizona is one of several
states this spring that is considering legislation to completely ban abortions. The State Press reports
Rep. Walter Blackman, R-Snowflake, introduced a bill in January to declare that unborn babies are "persons" with legal
rights from the moment of conception. His pro-life bill, House Bill 2650, recognizes that a unique, living human being
comes into existence at the moment of conception, and that human being deserves the same rights, guaranteed under the 14th
Amendment, as any other person. It would ban abortions and allow abortionists who kill unborn babies to be charged with
homicide. Blackman said his bill also includes resources to help mothers and babies in difficult circumstances,
according to the report. He said he amended the bill to include these resources and to remove language that would have
allowed mothers to be charged with homicide as well as abortionists.
Confirmation Underscores the Senate GOP's Uselessness. In a near-party-line vote, the United States Senate on
Thursday [3/18/2021] voted to confirm California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as secretary of Health and Human
Services. Becerra sued the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of nuns that cares for the indigent poor, because their
Catholic faith compelled them not to be complicit in the sale of contraceptives under Obamacare. Becerra charged David
Daleiden, a pro-life activist and journalist whose undercover videos exposed Planned Parenthood's sale of aborted babies'
body parts, with 15 felonies. Becerra went all the way to the Supreme Court in 2018, defending a California law that
would have forced pro-life crisis-pregnancy centers to advertise abortion — a move so brazen that Justice Anthony M.
Kennedy wrote separately to liken the law to the way "authoritarian regimes" are "relentless" in their "attempts to stifle free speech."
Pro-Life Bills Head to Full Texas Senate. The Texas Abolition Strategy (SB 1647) is an omnibus measure that
includes three separate pro-life provisions: the Heartbeat Act (SB 8), which would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat
is detected; the Preborn NonDiscrimination Act (PreNDA) (SB 1173), which would abolish abortions sought due to the sex,
ethnicity, or disability of the unborn baby; and the Human Life Protection Act (SB 9), which seeks to abolish all remaining
elective abortions in Texas if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade. Should SB 9 be enacted,
physicians who would violate the law could have their licenses revoked and incur other penalties.
Carolina House passes bill that would prohibit most abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected. The South
Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday [2/17/2021] voted 79-35 to pass legislation that would prohibit most
abortions. The bill must pass through a procedural vote in the House on Thursday prior to heading to GOP
Gov. Henry McMaster who has indicated that he will sign it, according to the Associated Press. Two Republicans
voted against the legislation while two Democrats voted for it. The state Senate passed the measure last month.
The bill requires doctors to carry out an ultrasound to check for a fetal heartbeat and if a heartbeat is identified an
abortion can only be performed in certain circumstances.
bill would allow fathers to prevent abortions. Two Tennessee lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow
the alleged father of an unborn child to file a court injunction and prevent the mother from getting an abortion. The
bill, which was introduced by Sen. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, and Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, states that a
person can "petition a court for an injunction to prohibit a woman who is pregnant with the person's unborn child from
obtaining an abortion," according to both House Bill 1079 and Senate Bill 949.
Of Kansas City: Joe Biden 'Should Stop Defining Himself As A Devout Catholic'. President Joe Biden has
described himself as a "devout Catholic," a description enthusiastically repeated by his press secretary and the media.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, who also serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB)
Committee on Pro-Life Activities, however, said that the president's open support for legalized abortion should put that
label to rest. Speaking with Catholic World Report, Naumann flatly said that Biden "should stop defining himself as a
devout Catholic" while acknowledging that his abortion views stand in direct opposition to the Catholic Church.
Biden is Not My (Catholic) President. It is hard to imagine a worse start to a presidency than Joe Biden
signing 42 executive orders in a fenced-in Washington D.C. The inauguration showed a strong military presence, but few actual
citizens. This presidency bears no resemblance to democracy. None at all. And now, with the stroke of a pen,
Biden has alienated American Catholics and other Christians who hold strong values about life. When asked about the abortion
policies of the new administration, White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded that Biden is a devout Catholic who had gone
to Mass on inauguration day. Yet, one week later, Biden proved that he is not devout or even Catholic on the issue of
abortion. It is baffling why he considered it an urgent matter to end the Mexico City Policy that restricts taxpayer
funding of abortion providers overseas.
Real Constitutional Crisis is Upon Us. The Supreme Court is supposed to be our bulwark against encroachments on
the Constitution. The justices are not only to be the interpreters of the Constitution, but also its guardians.
They are the robed scholars intended to understand the Constitution inside and out, and to ensure the nation remains faithful
to it. [...] I'll start with Roe vs Wade. The court could have simply ruled that abortion is not a right
guaranteed by the Constitution. It was the business of the states and the Supreme Court would not engage in the
argument. Instead, the Supreme Court found a new right, hidden in a secret compartment somewhere in the Constitution.
And just like that, the court announced, "We are open for business! If you've got something you can't get passed in Congress,
come talk to us. Maybe we can help." The Constitution evolved. Deflecting the threat would have been easy in 1973,
but the court became a political player instead.
Supreme Court Has Failed in Its Role as the National Abortion Control Board. When the Supreme Court makes an
important decision that influences the entire nation, it's flashed across the media for a day and then forgotten.
Rarely is the practical impact of the decision reviewed afterward. But a new report provides insight on how recent
Supreme Court decisions regarding abortion clinics have resulted in a public health mess. The Supreme Court's Whole
Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt decision of 2016 and June Medical Services LLC v. Russo decision of 2020 nullified
important health and safety regulations for abortion clinics in Texas and Louisiana. They also cast doubt on the same
laws in every other state, prompting some to wonder if those laws were ever necessary. The Guttmacher Institute
estimates that in 2017, "over 862,000 abortions were performed in the U.S., with only 5% in physicians' offices and
hospitals." That means that abortion clinics are where the vast majority of abortions are performed. Americans might
ask, "What's this have to do with the Supreme Court? The court isn't responsible for what goes on in clinics." While
the Supreme Court isn't supposed to be, it assumed unprecedented control over abortion clinics in 1973 in Roe v. Wade.
Near-total abortion ban takes effect amid protests. A near-total ban on abortion has taken effect in Poland
three months after a top court ruled that the abortion of congenitally damaged fetuses is unconstitutional. Led by a
women's rights group, people poured onto the streets of Warsaw and other cities for the second evening in a row on Thursday
to protest the move.
Catholic] Biden Signs Executive Order Allowing the U.S. to Fund Global Abortions. President Biden signed an
executive order Thursday afternoon reversing the Mexico City policy, permitting U.S. aid money once again to fund groups that
provide or promote abortion around the globe. The policy was first put in place by President Ronald Reagan in an effort
to ensure that taxpayers were not required to indirectly fund abortion procedures performed in other countries. The
policy has been undone via executive order by every subsequent Democratic administration and reinstated by each Republican one.
to Lift Ban on US Funding for Foreign Pro-Abortion Nonprofits. President Joe Biden signed a presidential
memorandum on Jan. 28 rescinding the ban on U.S. funding for international nonprofits that provide counseling or referrals
for abortion. President Donald Trump reinstated and expanded the ban, known as the Mexico City Policy, during his first
days in office in 2017. It was previously rescinded by Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. The policy was
first announced in 1984 during the Reagan administration and has been rescinded and reinstated along party lines since.
The policy requires non-governmental organizations to certify that they will not "perform or actively promote abortion as a
method of family planning" in order to receive U.S. taxpayer money for global health initiatives. White House Press
Secretary Jan Psaki, when asked if Biden would take this and other pro-abortion steps, responded that the president is a
"devout Catholic." "Across the country and around the world, people — particularly women, Black, Indigenous and
other people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and those with low incomes — have been denied access to reproductive health
care," the White House press release announcing the rescission of the Mexico City Policy states.
The Editor says...
[#1] Why do homosexuals care about access to abortion services? [#2] People with low incomes are "denied access" to all kinds of things
that cost money. By now, they should be used to it. [#3] "Joe Biden is a devout Catholic" is not the answer to every question.
Rand Paul Commemorates Roe v. Wade Anniversary By Remembering More Than 62 Million Lives Lost To Abortion.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) marked the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Friday [1/22/2021] by lamenting the more than
62 million babies whose lives have been lost to abortion since the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling. "Today marks
the grim 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade," Paul tweeted. "Since this ruling in 1973 over 62 million innocent
lives have been lost due to abortion. Every single life matters including the unborn. We must protect the sanctity
of life & prevent taxpayer dollars from funding abortions." "As a senator I have introduced several pieces of legislation
to halt taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers," Paul continued. "I have also
championed the Life at Conception Act to guarantee equal protection under the law for the unborn."
Court May Take Late-Term Abortion Ban Case That Could Overturn Roe v. Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court is
scheduled Friday [1/22/2021] to consider a Mississippi law that protects unborn babies and mothers by banning abortions after
15 weeks. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch asked the high court to uphold the pro-life law last year, but the
justices have not decided yet whether to take up the case. SCOTUS Blog reports the justices did not act on the case
during their private conference on Jan. 15, but they are scheduled to meet again Friday. Notably, Friday is the 48th
anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that forced states to legalized abortion on demand.
The Mississippi case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, challenges the current legal precedent that
blocks states from protecting unborn babies from abortions before they are viable.
spokeswoman refuses to answer abortion policy questions, whips out the 'devout Catholic' card instead. Joe
Biden hates to answer 'hard' questions from the press. So how's this for a typical Biden dodge? A reporter from
EWTN, a Catholic news broadcaster, asked on day one of Joe Biden's presidency, what his stance would be on two longstanding
U.S. laws — the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer dollars from bankrolling abortions, and the Mexico City
policy, which prohibits taxpayer dollars from paying for abortions abroad. The response? White House press
secretary, Jen Psaki, whipped out the 'Catholic' card like a cross aimed at Dracula.
Court Upholds President Trump's Rule Saving Babies From Abortions. The Supreme Court [1/12/2021] has upheld a
pro-life ruled issued by President Donald Trump that will help save babies from abortions. The Trump administration
appealed a federal judge's ruling that allows abortion facilities to send abortion drugs to women in the mail, potentially
without ever seeing them in person for an exam. In July, U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang, of Maryland, suspended a
U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety rule for the abortion drug mifepristone after pro-abortion groups sued. They
argued that the FDA should halt its requirement that the drug be provided in person because it would protect women from
potential exposure to the coronavirus at an abortion facility. The Trump administration appealed the initial ruling and
said it would be safer for women to see a doctor first because the drug can kill or [injure] women in certain medical situations.
on the Family President Reminds 'Never-Trumper' Christians That Elections Can Be Lethal for Unborn Babies.
Assuming he is confirmed by the Senate to head HHS, [California Attorney General Xavier] Becerra will be in a position to
steer hundreds of millions of tax dollars to the abortion mill giant Planned Parenthood and its allies, as well as to
implement regulatory policies that ensure during the next four years millions more unborn babies will be killed in their
mothers' wombs. How many of those babies would have otherwise survived had Trump remained in office may never be known.
[...] This is not a single-issue problem that [Jim] Daly is raising concerning Christians who refused to support Trump's
re-election. Elections have consequences and not just on abortion. Becerra has argued that the First Amendment's
guarantee of freedom of religious faith and practice applies only to individuals, not to institutions like churches.
It's a very short step from Becerra's position on the First Amendment to government telling institutions — aka
"churches" — what they can and cannot teach congregants.
Were Laughed Out of Court because the Courts Have Become Ridiculous. [Scroll down] In the 1973 decision
for Roe v. Wade, Justice Harry Blackmun wrote for the majority in stating that the word "person" in the
Fourteenth Amendment (equal protection) could not apply to someone unborn because: ["]['Person'] is used in other
places in the Constitution. But in nearly all those instances, the use of the word is such that has application
postnatally. None indicates, with any assurance, that it has any possible prenatal application.["] This
exemplifies the mangled follies of language that only a high-ranking judicial authority could find persuasive. Are very
old people going to be seen as non-people because the Constitution does not mention people with advanced signs of aging?
Are blind or illiterate people going to be similarly classed because the Constitution is not written in Braille and does not
include instructions to read it aloud to people who can't read? Anybody with a brain untainted by decades of work in the
Judiciary can understand that all people begin as fetuses, and all fetuses, barring a miscarriage, medical abnormality, or
violent intervention, will eventually go from being prenatal to postnatal. Obviously, the purpose behind extending equal
life protection to all persons came from the moral sense that human beings are more valuable to human beings than are cows,
pigs, or chickens. For years the simple understanding was, if you don't want to deal with raising a baby, hold off on
having sex and support the law and order that keeps rapists at bay. Otherwise, once you conceive life you should treat
that life the way you would want your own life to be treated.
gov. signs bill requiring Women to cremate or bury aborted fetus. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill
Wednesday [12/30/2020] requiring women to either cremate or bury fetal remains from surgical abortions. The bill signed
into law states the "pregnant woman is responsible for the costs related to the final disposition of the fetal remains at the
chosen location." If cremation is chosen, the fetus must also be placed in a "grave, crypt, or niche," the measure
states. Whoever fails to follow the bill's requirements will face "a misdemeanor of the first degree." Planned
Parenthood has slammed the bill as unnecessary and described it as another attack against women.
Lowers Age For Abortion With No Parental Consent Needed. Lawmakers from Massachusetts just overrode its
Republican governor's veto of a bill that allows 16-year-old girls to obtain abortions without parental consent.
Governor Charlie Baker said he vetoed the bill due to the fact he couldn't get behind the fact the abortions would now be
obtained by 16-year-olds without parental consent. Legislatures of Massachusetts ignored Baker's concern and overrode
his veto in a 32-8 decision. Along with lowering the age of abortions without parental consent, the bill also included
abortions legal at 24 weeks old.
lawmakers expand abortion access, overriding governor's veto. The Massachusetts legislature on Tuesday overrode
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of legislation establishing a right to abortion and expanding access to late-term
procedures as blue states erect pro-choice firewalls against a conservative-trending Supreme Court. The Democratic-controlled
state Senate voted 32-8 to override the Mr. Baker's Christmas Eve veto of H. 5179, better known as the ROE Act, mustering
the necessary two-thirds vote a day after the state House overrode the veto by 107-46. "Beginning today, pregnant people who
once faced near-insurmountable barriers accessing abortion care can now seize the right to control their own bodies," said Democratic
state Sen. Harriette Chandler, the bill's Senate sponsor, in a statement.
bishops cower as Biden assembles pro-abortion administration. For decades, Christians have supported candidates
who have assured us they believe what we believe. But a Joe Biden administration, for Christians and Catholics in
particular, is more than dangerous to our faith — it will be outright hostile. Even before the Electoral
College certified the votes of each state, Joe Biden started putting his Cabinet together. He already demonstrated his
willingness to blatantly go against the core tenet of Catholicism that holds abortion to be a grave evil when he chose Kamala
Harris as his running mate. Harris's record on supporting abortion is unprecedented, which was already revealed during
the campaign. That's only the beginning.
Dozen Black Pastors Write Letter To Raphael Warnock Decrying His Abortion Views. A group of black pastors wrote
a letter to Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock denouncing his views on abortion and asking him to
support life. Fox News reported over the weekend that the pastors sent the letter as Georgia heads to two Senate runoff
elections in early January after incumbent Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R) and David Perdue (R) failed to get more than 50% of
the vote in November.
Official Catholic doctrine on pro-abortion politicians: Worthiness
to Receive Holy Communion: General Principles. [Scroll down] Regarding the grave sin of abortion
or euthanasia, when a person's formal cooperation becomes manifest (understood, in the case of a Catholic politician, as his
consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws), his Pastor should meet with him,
instructing him about the Church's teaching, informing him that he is not to present himself for Holy Communion until he
brings to an end the objective situation of sin, and warning him that he will otherwise be denied the Eucharist.
Biden and the Matter of Scandal. Public figures who identify as "Catholic" give scandal to the faithful when
receiving Communion by creating the impression that the moral laws of the Church are optional. And bishops give similar
scandal by not speaking up publicly about the issue and danger of sacrilege.
A peculiar choice of words from one of the leaders of the Abortion Party: Schumer:
'Generations Yet Unborn' Will Regret Pro-Life Judge's Elevation to the Supreme Court. "Generations yet unborn"
will come to regret Amy Coney Barrett's elevation to the Supreme Court, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the
Senate floor, shortly before a majority voted on Monday to confirm the pro-life, conservative judge onto the bench.
Schumer was not likely thinking of unborn babies in the womb; his next sentence began with an allusion to climate
change. But the same sentence also included a reference to abortion, as he lamented what he described as "reactionary
state legislatures curtail[ing] a woman's right to choose." Now-Justice Barrett said at her swearing-in ceremony on
Monday night that she would carry out her duties "independently of both the political branches and of my own preferences,"
saying that "a judge declares independence, not only from Congress and the president, but also from the private beliefs that
might otherwise move her."
Admin Leads 32 Nations in U.N. Rebuke: No International 'Right' to Abortion. The Trump administration led
a 32-nation signing ceremony of a declaration that affirms there is no international right to abortion. On Thursday
[10/22/2020], Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Health & Human Services Alex Azar co-hosted the virtual signing
of the Geneva Consensus Declaration along with the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda.
Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Late-Term Abortion Ban, Case Could Overturn Roe. The first female attorney general
of Mississippi urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to allow her state to protect unborn babies from abortions, at the
very minimum, after the first trimester. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch asked the high court to consider the
15-week abortion ban earlier this summer. On Thursday, she filed a supplemental brief with arguments based on another
abortion case that the Supreme Court ruled on in June, CBS News reports. The 2018 Mississippi law prohibits abortions
after 15 weeks except when there are risks to the life or physical health of the mother, or fatal fetal anomalies.
Based on state health records, about 200 unborn babies between 15 and 20 weeks are aborted every year in Mississippi.
However, the state has not been allowed to enforce the pro-life law because of a pro-abortion legal challenge.
court upholds Kentucky abortion law requiring clinics to have transfer agreements with hospitals. A federal
appeals court on Friday upheld a Kentucky law that requires abortion clinics to have written agreements with a hospital and
ambulance service in case of medical emergencies. The 2-1 ruling from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a
2018 district court ruling that found the law, first passed in 1998, violated constitutionally protected due process
rights. EMW Women's Surgical Center first challenged the law in 2017 after a licensing fight with then-Gov. Matt
Bevin (R). EMW was the only clinic that provided abortions at the time, and Bevin claimed that it lacked proper transfer
agreements and took steps to shut it down.
court upholds Kentucky abortion law requiring clinics to have transfer agreements with hospitals. A federal
appeals court on Friday upheld a Kentucky law that requires abortion clinics to have written agreements with a hospital and
ambulance service in case of medical emergencies. The 2-1 ruling from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a
2018 district court ruling that found the law, first passed in 1998, violated constitutionally protected due process
rights. EMW Women's Surgical Center first challenged the law in 2017 after a licensing fight with then-Gov. Matt
Bevin (R). EMW was the only clinic that provided abortions at the time, and Bevin claimed that it lacked proper transfer
agreements and took steps to shut it down.
The Anti-Constitution of Joe Biden.
Joe Biden has promised to complete the "fundamental transformation" of America that Barack Obama started. Toward that
end, he vows to radicalize the judiciary. He intends to stack it with as many liberal activists as possible, whose
rulings would eliminate the actual Constitution in favor of a warped worldview rooted in a political and moral philosophy
alien to the founding fathers. The hearings this week provide a window on that warped worldview, one that insists
judges deliver health and death at the same time. One moment, the Democrats bashed Amy Coney Barrett for not supporting
health care; in the next, they excoriated her for not denying it to unborn children. The Democrats surrounded
themselves with pictures of young children who could lose Obamacare. Yet they remain unmoved by the far more arresting
images of unborn children killed under it. The party of "science" averts its gaze from sonograms.
is NO Pro-Life Case for Voting for Pro-Abortion Joe Biden for President. A new group called Pro-Life
Evangelicals for Biden resoundingly failed to make a case for why Christians should vote for the pro-abortion Democrat, two
national news outlet editorial boards responded this week. Editors at The Christian Post and the Washington Times both
said there is no pro-life argument to be made in support of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, who has grown
increasingly radical on the issue. Biden now supports abortions without restriction and wants to force taxpayers to pay
for them. In April, he called elective abortions an "essential medical service." Then, in June, he said he supports
abortions "under any circumstances" and wants to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law. These positions
almost certainly would increase the killing of unborn babies in elective abortions across the U.S. Claiming that
pro-life evangelical Christians should support Biden is "oximoronic," The Washington Times editorial board responded.
a professed Catholic — promises to make abortion 'law of the land' if he's elected. Former Vice
President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to make Roe Vs. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court
decision to legalize abortion, the "law of the land" if elected. He made the remarks Monday during the "NBC Joe Biden
Town Hall' after being asked by a young woman if he would fight to keep Roe vs. Wade a right for women. The
question was raised because of the Supreme Court nomination by President Donald Trump of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who is
Catholic like Biden, but has openly professed her support of every human beings right to life.
Says He'll Make Abortion 'Law Of The Land' If Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade. Democratic
presidential nominee Joe Biden, who once considered himself a "pro-life Democrat" told an NBC town hall event Monday night
that he would enshrine abortion rights in federal law if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Biden was
responding to a questioner's concerns about the survival of "reproductive rights" if judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to
the nation's highest court. "Cassidy Brown said having birth control and reproductive health care enabled her to start
a career before having a family," The Associated Press noted of the exchange. "She asked Biden about his plan if
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett overturned women's reproductive rights." Biden
responded that he would make Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that made obtaining an abortion a Constitutional right, the
"law of the land."
Bader Ginsburg v. Life and Liberty. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ought to be remembered for two things: her
attacks on the right to life and her attacks on religious liberty. In the 2000 case of Stenberg v. Carhart,
the Supreme Court considered whether a state could prohibit partial-birth abortion. What is a partial-birth abortion?
Justice Clarence Thomas answered that with clinical clarity in his dissenting opinion. [Gruesome details omitted here.]
In her own opinion, concurring in the court's judgment that it was unconstitutional for states to ban partial-birth abortion,
Ginsburg did not contest Thomas's description. But she mocked what she called the "emotional uproar" the procedure caused.
Democrats 'Codify Roe v. Wade,' That Would Mean Abortions Until Birth For Any Reason Nationwide. In
January 2019, New York passed the Reproductive Health Act. It was hailed as a watershed moment for women's rights in
the state. The NYRHA was meant to "codify Roe," meaning to bring state laws into accord with the Supreme Court
decision Roe v. Wade. We've heard a lot from Democratic candidates regarding their wish to "codify
Roe" on a federal level. Many voters believe codifying Roe would just assure reasonable protections for
women facing problematic pregnancies, not realizing Roe is part of two decisions handed down by the Supreme Court.
Cruz: "Pregnancy is Not an Illness and Abortion Does Not Cure or Prevent Any Disease". Abortion activists
are slamming pro-life U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for stating that abortions are not health care and pregnancy is not a
disease. Earlier this week, the Texas Republican and 91 other members of Congress asked the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to remove the dangerous abortion drug mifepristone, or Mifeprex, from the market. "Pregnancy is not a
life-threatening illness, and the abortion pill does not cure or prevent any disease. Make no mistake, Mifeprex is a
dangerous pill. That's why ... my Republican colleagues and I are urging the FDA to classify it as such," Cruz said
Wants To Fund What He Admits Is the Taking Of Human Life. If you take Joe Biden at his word, he intends to do
something profoundly evil: codify a "right" to deliberately kill innocent human beings and then use federal dollars to pay
for that killing. Back in 2012, when then-Vice President Biden debated Rep. Paul Ryan, who was the Republican vice
presidential nominee, Biden conceded a scientific fact — but postured as if it were a religious proposition.
With regard to abortion," Biden said, "I accept my church's position on abortion as what we call a de fide doctrine.
Life begins at conception. That's the church's judgment. I accept it in my personal life." But the question
of whether human life begins at conception is not ultimately a question of religious doctrine or judgment. It is a question
of scientific fact.
Harris: 'Women Have Been Given the Responsibility to Perpetuate the Human Species'. Sen. Kamala Harris
(D.-Calif.), the Democratic vice presidential nominee, said in a Democratic presidential primary debate on Oct. 15, 2019
that "women have been given the responsibility to perpetuate the human species." Harris was explaining her views about
abortion and why, were she president, she would aggressively use federal power to go after state[s] that were placing
restrictions on abortion.
With Kamala, Angry Socialism Rises From
the Dead. One of Kamala's great literary obsessions is abortion. She's fascinated by it. Beyond
Saturn and some sinister characters from Roman mythology, it is difficult to find anyone who talks so enthusiastically about
killing babies. As a prosecutor she has tried to make life impossible for several anti-abortion activists, who have
often accused her of a conflict of interest due to her relationship with the monstrous multinational Planned
Parenthood. I suspect there is something sad and Freudian about all this. Kamala, a daughter of divorced parents
but who has always lived with her mother, has no children of her own but oversees the two that her husband had with his
ex-wife, Kerstin Emhoff. Planned Parenthood is so happy with Kamala's news that the organization issued a statement
congratulating her almost before her appointment was announced.
Pro-Abortion Presidential Ticket In American History': Pro-Life Groups Condemn Biden VP Kamala Harris. Pro-life
groups condemned 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden's Tuesday [8/11/2020] vice presidential pick, Kamala Harris, calling
Biden and Harris the "most pro-abortion presidential ticket in American history." The former vice president announced
Tuesday that Harris would be running with him in his bid for the White House. Harris has a long history of advocating
for increased abortion access and against pro-life policy: she has voted against abortion bills that protect the unborn
after 20 weeks of pregnancy and voted against protecting babies born alive after failed abortions. As a presidential
candidate, Harris promised to codify Roe v Wade, require judicial nominees to support
Roe v Wade, to repeal the Hyde Amendment, to require private insurers to cover abortion and contraception,
to make abortion drugs and birth control available over the counter, to ban abstinence only sex ed, to preserve funding for
Planned Parenthood, and much more. She also said she would not consider a running mate who opposed abortion rights.
Joe Biden Launches Campaign to Dupe Christians Into Voting for Him. Joe Biden is struggling to reach religious
voters. It's hardly a surprise. Biden is a pro-abortion Democrat who opposes religious freedom — even
for nuns — and wants to force taxpayers to pay for abortions. But the likely Democratic presidential nominee
is trying to sell himself to religious voters by touting his supposedly devout Catholic faith and surrounding himself with
other liberal religious leaders. The Washington Examiner reports Biden's campaign launched a new faith-based outreach
called Believers for Biden on Thursday [7/30/2020] with plans to host "public weekly prayer calls" and other religious events
for religious voters. The launch event was full of empty religious rhetoric.
Things Trump Should Start Running On Right Now To Win Re-Election. Emphasizing these five themes of protection
could summarize for voters what they would get from four more years of Trump in the White House. [...] [#4] Protecting
Life: Another issue that brought voters to Trump's side in 2016 was his promise to protect the right to life while his
opponent was campaigning for the right to abortion on demand at any stage of a pregnancy. The country remains divided
on the issue, but Democrats have gotten more radical, something that should hardly have been possible. Biden's
flip-flop on the Hyde Amendment would have American taxpayers funding infanticide. Democrats have been explicit:
Pro-life voters have no place in their party. In the face of this barbarism, Trump has proved to be a steadfast, if
unlikely ally. He is a late convert to the cause, and many pro-life conservatives doubted his commitment to the
important issue in 2016.
policies Biden and Democrats would ram through after axing filibuster. Facing liberal pressure, Biden has
abandoned his support for the Hyde Amendment, which bans most federal funding of abortion. Democrats frequently
campaign on Hyde Amendment repeal but have not made a serious attempt to do so since 1993 because the Senate votes have not
been there even when they have been in the majority. But with fewer anti-abortion Democrats in Congress than ever
before and no filibuster, it would be easier to pass such legislation and restore Medicaid-funded abortions for the first
time since 1976.
Gives Indiana Pro-Life Laws A Second Chance. The United States Supreme Court has given the state of Indiana a
second chance to review pro-life legislation formerly blocked by a lower court. SCOTUS threw out the Chicago-based 7th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling blocking two Republican backed, pro-life laws Thursday, Reuters reported. One of
these laws would require women to see an ultrasound of their unborn baby before they obtained abortions, while the other one
would require parental notification when a minor sought an abortion.
Biden: I Support Abortion 'Under any Circumstance'. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the
odds-on future president of the United States, has declared and guaranteed his support of abortion "under any circumstance."
"Republicans in state legislatures will stop at nothing to get rid of Roe — and we have to be just as
strong in our defense of it." said Biden, commenting after the Supreme Court's decision to blow up a Louisiana law that
required abortion providers to have to admit privileges at local hospitals, saying it created an unconstitutional undue
burden for patients seeking an abortion.
Conflict of Visions on the Supreme Court. On June 29, 2020, United States Chief Justice John G. Roberts let
down constitutional conservatives once again — this time on abortion. In June Medical Services, LLC et al
v. Russo, Roberts cast the tiebreaking vote striking down a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to obtain
admitting privileges at a local hospital in order to protect women's health. What made Roberts' vote even more
disappointing is that he voted the opposite way a few years ago in a nearly identical case in which the Court struck down a
similar Texas abortion law on the same grounds.
Thomas takes on Roe v. Wade in stinging dissent to SCOTUS striking Louisiana law on abortion
requirements. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas authored a stinging dissent Monday to the high court ruling
against a Louisiana law requiring doctors performing abortions to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
Chief Justice John Roberts aligned with the four liberal jurists — again — in the 5-4 court ruling,
with Thomas calling the court's record on abortion "grievously wrong," Fox News reported. Thomas, who was joined by
Justices Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch in saying the law should stand, denounced the "right" to an abortion,
as prescribed in Roe v. Wade, as being created "out of whole cloth."
Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday [6/29/2020] struck down a
Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting
conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. Chief Justice John Roberts joined with his four
more liberal colleagues in ruling that the law requiring doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby
hospitals violates the abortion right the court first announced in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
Dem Will Toast to Abortion With Liberal Mega-Donor. Missouri Democrat Nicole Galloway is headlining an event
with abortion lobbyist and liberal megadonor NARAL, which opposes any restrictions on late-term abortion. Galloway, who
is running to unseat Missouri governor Mike Parson (R.), is set to toast to abortion at a virtual brunch scheduled for
Sunday. The event will see Galloway speak alongside Planned Parenthood of St. Louis chief medical officer Colleen
McNicholas and includes a complimentary cocktail delivered to the doors of all attendees. NARAL endorsed the Missouri
Democrat on Wednesday, calling her a "reproductive freedom champion." While the support of far-left abortion groups will
likely benefit Galloway's campaign coffers — NARAL has spent more than $14.5 million directly backing Democrats
since 2000 — it could alienate voters in the Show Me State. A
ways America would take a hard left under Joe Biden. [Scroll down] The fifth and final demonstration is
Biden's approach to legal abortion. Even his top cheerleader, the New York Times, has said, "his back and forth over
abortion (has) become a hallmark of his political career." A politician who touted his Catholicism, especially early in his
career, Biden in 1982 voted in favor of a constitutional amendment to allow individual states to overturn the Supreme Court's
1973 Roe v. Wade decision that prevented the states from making abortion illegal. Biden called it "the single
most difficult vote I've cast as a U.S. senator." It never passed the Senate and, in the following year when the vote came up
again, Biden flipped his position and voted against it. I guess it was too "difficult" to defend the right of his
constituents in Delaware to define their own abortion regulations.
abortion limits measure qualifies for Nov. 3 ballot. Backers of a proposed initiative to ban abortions at 22 weeks
in Colorado have collected enough signatures to put the measure on the November ballot, the secretary of state's office said Monday
[6/8/2020]. The group behind the initiative, Due Date Too Late, collected 153,204 valid voter signatures, more than the
124,632 signatures required, the secretary's office said.
Court may change the future of abortion. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on June Medical Services, LLC
v. Russo, a case that calls into question the constitutionality of an abortion clinic regulation in Louisiana, in
the coming month. The imminent ruling has the potential to reshape the future of abortion industry litigation,
advancing the pro-life movement in one of the most significant ways since Roe v. Wade. The law in
question is Louisiana's Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, which requires abortion providers to hold admitting privileges at a
hospital within 30 miles of their practice. The law closed a loophole that allowed abortionists to get around this
requirement, even though it applied to all other doctors. The regulation passed with bipartisan support in 2014.
As is the case with many regulations meant to protect the safety of women during an abortion, the abortion industry sued to
enjoin the law the same year it was passed.
Creeps Are Better Than Your Creeps. In her New York Times op-ed, "I Believe Tara Reade. I Am
Voting for Joe Biden Anyway," Linda Hirshman blurts out what many suspected all along: ideology and politics trump all
for feminists. From Teddy Kennedy to Bill Clinton to Joe Biden, raw political considerations confer absolution upon
their sins. That's the upshot of Hirshman's argument. Her rallying cry might as well be: Our creeps are
better than your creeps. Why? Because they support the killing of unborn children. [...] Now the voice of
degrading feminism, supplied by Hirshman, says that sexual assault is worth overlooking for a political victory that protects
abortion: "Compared with the good Mr. Biden can do, the cost of dismissing Tara Reade — and, worse,
weakening the voices of future survivors — is worth it."
Five Worst Types of Virtue-Signaling. [#1] Virtue-signaling the implausible, for cheap applause: In the
early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed concerns about the potential economic
damage of banning citizens from working by claiming, "if everything we can do saves just one life, I'll be happy." A few
days later, Cuomo tweeted, "My mother is not expendable. Your mother is not expendable. We will not put a dollar
figure on human life." It might be surprising that an ardent supporter of unrestricted abortion would profess such a
commitment to saving lives, but even if we ignore Cuomo's abortion stance, his statements instantly qualify as among the
worst of its kind. This type of virtue-signaling is particularly egregious because upholding this newly declared
standard is so impractical that it's obviously insincere.
Fake 'How Much Is a Human Life Worth?' Rhetoric. There's sanctimonious, self-serving preening that offends the
sensibilities of average American citizens and then there's the latest obnoxious hectoring from New York's Governor Andrew
Cuomo. At his daily coronavirus briefing Tuesday, Cuomo addressed increasing pressure to resume some level of commerce
and normalcy in America. "How much is a human life worth?" Cuomo asked the fawning press and the ever-present
television lens. "That's the real discussion that no one is admitting openly or freely. But we should." The
question is a false and manipulative piece of political rhetoric meant to appeal to emotions and feelings, not rational
thought. But, such hyperbole is the coin of the realm for Democratic politicians these days. How this man gets
away with preaching to the rest of how much he cherishes human life is a mystery. "Mr. How Much Is A Human Life
Worth" celebrated legalizing the medical killing of a baby up to the moment of her delivery from her mother's womb by
igniting the One World Trade Center pink light, the same color used to celebrate the birth of that same baby girl.
COVID Bill Would Expand Tax-Funded Abortion. If you want a preview of Democrats' agenda should they gain more
political power this fall, look no further than coronavirus legislation that Nancy Pelosi released last month. That
bill includes an array of liberal spending provisions out of sync with the American people's priorities —
including taxpayer funding of plans that cover abortion. One costly provision in Democrats' 1,404-page monstrosity
would significantly expand the Obamacare insurance subsidy system. These provisions, which Pelosi wants to enact under
the guise of the coronavirus emergency, would raise federal spending on these insurance subsidies in perpetuity —
without attempting to pay for this new spending.
'Abortion is an Essential Health Care Service'. As he basked in Hillary Clinton's endorsement of his
presidential campaign on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden underlined his shift on the issue of abortion, describing
it as "an essential health care service" during the coronavirus pandemic. "We need to ensure that women have access to
all health services during this crisis," Biden said during a virtual town hall with Clinton. "Abortion an essential
health care service." "It's being used as a political wedge right now," the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee
continued. "And it shouldn't be. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical
Association agree that it shouldn't be categorized as a procedure that can be delayed. It can't."
The Awful, Angry
Andrew Cuomo. Last week in this spot, I published a piece on Andrew Cuomo and other militantly "pro-choice"
Democrat governors who fight for life in their states against COVID-19. Beyond Cuomo, this includes the likes of New Jersey's
Phil Murphy, Connecticut's Ned Lamont, Pennsylvania's Tom Wolf, Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer, and Virginia's Ralph
Northam. As for Cuomo, I noted that few Americans have battled the virus quite like the governor of New York. I
noted that I feel for him. I also said that I wish he would fight to stop the loss of innocent life from abortion.
He has done just the opposite. In January 2019, a year before COVID-19 swept New York, Governor Cuomo and a beaming group
of New York progressives enacted the most hideous piece of abortion legislation in America, which they jubilantly celebrated
by illuminating the state's monuments in pink.
Michigan Governor Claims Abortions Are Essential Because They Are 'Life-Sustaining'. Democrat Michigan Governor
Gretchen Whitmer has claimed that abortions are considered essential and must continue during the pandemic lockdown because
they are "life-sustaining." The state has some of the harshest lock down orders in the nation and all elective surgeries,
like knee and hip replacements, have been halted. Abortions, however, have not. The governor, who has faced
massive protests for her authoritarian orders, went on to claim that abortions are "fundamental" to a woman's life and not
something the government should get involved in.
appeals court stops abortions in Texas during lockdown. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay on
Friday, halting a decision from a Texas lower court which allowed some abortions to continue in Texas in spite of the
governor's order to stop the procedure during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order
requiring medical providers to cancel nonessential surgeries to save hospital space and protective gear during the
court allows Texas to ban most abortions during coronavirus pandemic. A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 on
Tuesday to allow Texas to block most abortion services during the coronavirus pandemic. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
ordered health care facilities on March 22 to postpone all procedures deemed "not medically necessary" as the state geared up
for an influx of patients suffering from COVID-19. One day later, Texas Attorney General (AG) Ken Paxton said that abortions
should not be performed unless the mother's life is in danger, as the order — set to expire April 21 —
should be interpreted to cover abortion clinics.
Judge Rules Killing Babies is an "Essential Service". Earlier today [3/30/2020] in Tampa, Florida, the county
sheriff let the criminal inmates out of his jail, and then went to arrest a pastor for delivering Sunday church services and
put him in the same jail. Now a federal judge rules that getting a hip replacement should be delayed to help offset
medical supply needs; but killing babies is an "essential service" that needs to continue.
governor is right: Abortion is not essential surgery. Nor is Planned Parenthood a small business
deserving of relief funds as the Chinese Wuhan Virus, incubated in a Chinese lab, sweeps across the globe. Yet both
abortion and Planned Parenthood are high on the Democrats' critical list as they fight to exploit a killer virus to preserve
the taxpayer-funded ability to end the lives of the unborn. Texas governor Greg Abbott, in order to preserve precious
medical resources and equipment during the Wuhan Virus crisis, has issued an executive order properly defining abortion as
nonessential surgery. This prompted a lawsuit from those who insist that killing the unborn is really women's health care.
Death as a
Political Tool. If you've been paying attention for the last ten years or so in particular, you may have
noticed in how many ways political leftists in this country love death. Not their own, but the deaths of otherwise
anonymous American citizens whom they've never met, care nothing about, and clearly consider deserving of sacrifice for their
policy objectives. [...] Abortion is the easiest example. Isn't it ironic that the left decries Trump's failure to
singlehandedly defeat a virus, and blame him for causing deaths, when they actively encourage and enable the deaths of
hundreds of thousands of children a year? For piles of cash. That's an easy one, but it is one of many.
AG orders two abortion facilities closed amid coronavirus epidemic. Attorney General David Yost has ordered the
closure of two Ohio abortion facilities, including the one health director Dr. Amy Acton helped get licensed. Yost
received complaints after they remained open after being ordered to close. Yost ordered Women's Med Center in Dayton
and Planned Parenthood of Cincinnati Surgery Center to stop non-essential services, after neither complied with orders from Acton.
Democrats Defeat Prolife Dan Lipinski. Illinois Democratic Rep, Dan Lipinski, known as "the last pro-life
Democrat," who barely survived an attempted purge by the progressives dominating his party, in 2020 has succumbed to a second
primary challenge from Marie Newman, a pro-abortion progressive activist more in tune with the pro-death beliefs of House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Lipinski regularly attended the annual March for Life in
Washington, D.C. and generally tried to cling to his pro-life Catholic roots while becoming a target for a party that was
finally dropping the pro-choice fraud it had been hiding behind, moving from the right to choose to the obligation to kill up
to the moment of birth, sometimes even afterward. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the baby butcher of Philadelphia, was
suddenly the patron saint of the full-blown pro-abortion Democrat Party.
of Minneapolis Declares March 10th 'Abortion Provider Appreciation Day'. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey (D-Minn.)
made a declaration that March 10th will be celebrated in the city as "Abortion Provider Appreciation Day," according to
The Hill. In his statement, Frey said that "abortion providers like Whole Women's Health deliver high quality
care in the face of harassment and threats to abortion access at the federal and local levels." He further added that he was
"proud to recognize today as Abortion Provider Appreciation Day to celebrate Whole Women's Health as an essential part of our
community." This is not the first occurrence of such an "appreciation day," as Planned Parenthood previously celebrated a
similar day in 1996. Whole Women's Health, the abortion provider acknowledged by Frey, is one of five abortion providers in
the city of Minneapolis.
Industry To Supreme Court: Women Don't Need Safety Standards When Their Wombs Are Being Scraped Out. On
Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in its first abortion case since the confirmation of Justices Neil Gorsuch
and Brett Kavanaugh. While outside the high court Sen. Chuck Schumer stoked the anger of abortion apologists by
threatening the newest justices, inside the courtroom the lawyers representing the abortion providers cemented a new reality:
that the abortion industry doesn't want "safe, legal, and rare," — it wants "unsafe, legally." That reality became
clear in an exchange with Justice Kavanaugh about the Louisiana law under review in June Medical Serv. v. Russo, Sec. LA
Dep't of Health. That law requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. A lower
court had struck the Louisiana law, holding the Supreme Court's 2016 decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt
controlled. That decision held a Texas law requiring abortionists to maintain admitting privileges at a hospital within
30 miles of the clinic was unconstitutional.
Virginia governor signs 'born alive' bill protecting children who survive abortions. West Virginia
Gov. Jim Justice signed legislation Monday to punish doctors who do not aid a baby born after an attempted
abortion. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act easily passed both bodies of West Virginia's
Republican-dominated legislature this month. The bill was largely a symbolic gesture since existing laws already
prohibit doctors from withholding medical help in such cases of failed abortions. [...] The new law allows the state medical
board to revoke the license of any doctor who does not care for a baby born after an attempted abortion. Abortions in
West Virginia are illegal after 20 weeks gestation, and the state's lone abortion clinic in Charleston refuses to perform
an abortion later than 16 weeks.
Constitutional Court rules against legalizing abortion in first 16 weeks of pregnancy. Colombia's
Constitutional Court ruled on Monday against legalizing abortions in up to the first 16 weeks of pregnancy and said the
procedure would continue to be allowed in just three specific cases. The decision dashed the hopes of those who had
looked to see abortion legalized in Colombia. The Andean country is part of a region that has some of the world's
strictest reproductive rights laws.
to hear Louisiana abortion case this week. An abortion case has taken center stage in the nation's highest
court. The Supreme Court will soon hear a challenge to a Louisiana abortion law, which could put restrictions on
doctors who perform the procedure. The law requires doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles
of where they're performing the abortion. Critics have argued it would leave the state with only one abortion clinic.
They also worried this case could lead the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark Roe v Wade ruling.
Block Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in the Senate. Forty-one Democratic senators voted this
afternoon [2/25/2020] to block the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, successfully filibustering the legislation
and preventing it from receiving a final vote. The bill would have required doctors to provide standard medical care to
newborn infants who survive abortion procedures. Fifty-six senators voted in favor of the legislation, including three
Democrats: Bob Casey Jr. (Pa.), Doug Jones (Ala.), and Joe Manchin (W.Va.). All three also voted for the legislation
when it came to the floor last February, though Jones was considered a potential "flip" vote this year, as he is up for
reelection this November.
Groups Spend Big to Purge Pro-Life Democrats from Congress. Pro-abortion interest groups are spending millions
of dollars this primary season to purge some of the last remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress. In Illinois and
Texas, incumbent Democratic congressmen are facing well-funded primary challengers backed by pro-abortion groups.
EMILY's List and NARAL Pro-Choice America, which usually focus on opposing Republicans, have this cycle targeted pro-life
House Democrats Henry Cuellar (Texas) and Dan Lipinski (Ill.), two of the four remaining pro-life members of the Democratic
caucus. The groups have thrown their weight behind Jessica Cisneros and Marie Newman, two progressives running primary
campaigns against the incumbents as pro-abortion alternatives.
appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions. In a victory for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on
Monday [2/24/2020] upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions. The 7-4 ruling
by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California. The court had
already allowed the administration's changes to start taking effect while the government appealed those rulings.
sets up vote for two anti-abortion bills. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is setting the stage for the
upper chamber of Congress to vote on two abortion bills: One bans late-term abortion, and the other punishes doctors
who do not administer proper care to children who survive an abortion. The first bill, proposed by South Carolina
Sen. Lindsey Graham, prohibits all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in cases of rape, incest, and the
endangerment of the life of the mother. The second is proposed by Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, which mandates doctors
"exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion."
the Contradictions. The two decisions (Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton) written
by the incompetent Harry Blackmun were so incoherent that they could tolerate virtually any interpretation whatsoever.
The left took advantage of them to attack religious belief, increase tensions between the sexes, and degrade the very
definitions of life and personhood.
Cuomo Defends Buttigieg: 'Ugliest' of 'Lies' to Claim Dems Are Extreme on Abortion. CNN host Chris Cuomo was
unhinged late Thursday night into Friday while arguing with conservative contributor Scott Jennings about President Trump's
comments post-acquittal. Cuomo self-righteously lectured that conservative Christians were hypocrites for using
abortion as a litmus test for political candidates when Trump didn't show the faithful any respect, even defending Pete
Buttigieg's radical abortion views. Cuomo began demanding Jennings criticize Trump for calling out Mitt Romney and
Nancy Pelosi at the National Prayer Breakfast, that morning.
March for Life Is a March for Truth. Pro-lifers are marching today, as they do every year, to commemorate a
great evil that was done in January 1973 and to express solidarity with its innocent victims. The Supreme Court's
decision in Roe v Wade eliminated legal protections for unborn children in all 50 states, and did so without
any justification in the text, original understanding, or history of the Constitution. Since that time, more than
60 million have perished in abortions. When the Supreme Court issued its diktat, the New York Times called it a
"historic resolution of a fiercely controversial issue." It is to the great credit of pro-lifers that they refused to let the
issue be resolved in this unjust and authoritarian way — and instead protested, argued, organized, voted, and
litigated to set it right.
Unborn Baby Eagles.
Since 1973 when two women, prompted (some might say, used) by their activist radical women's rights attorneys,
challenged laws prohibiting abortions and won, 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. Ironically, the two women whose cases — and one might say
bodies — were used by lawyers intent on advancing a pro-choice agenda ended up repudiating the very outcome
of their cases and became pro-lifers. As a result of these rulings, millions of children died, countless women
have suffered, and babies with all the potential of life were left with no legal right to live.
Mexico prepared to hold special session if Supreme Court takes action on abortion. Democrats in the state
Senate say they still don't have enough votes to repeal an old, unenforceable abortion ban that remains in New Mexico
law. They believe a failed effort in the 2019 legislative session — when a handful of conservative Democrats
joined Republicans to block it — could see the same results in this year's 30-day session. But with the U.S.
Supreme Court poised to hear a Louisiana case that is expected to test the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade,
Senate Democrats and Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham say they are prepared to hold a special legislative session
to protect abortion rights in the state if the ruling is overturned.
for Life. President Trump on Friday [1/24/2020] becomes the first U.S. President to attend the annual March for
Life in Washington, D.C., a march he previously addressed via video, a march sure to be ignored by the lamestream media or
downplayed as a gathering of white supremacists. It reflects his belief that every human life begins at conception and
is a gift from God and reflects the fear, an unspoken motive for impeachment, that Trump will get to appoint more Supreme
Court justices forming a majority to overturn the wrongly decided Roe v Wade, another SCOTUS decision which,
like Dred Scott, declared an entire class of people as less than human.
Pro-Life President In History. On January 22, 1973, Americans woke up to a different republic. At the
will of seven unelected justices, Roe v Wade made dramatically expanded abortion access both the policy and
the law for our entire country. The opinion was an alarm bell, a warning that the moral dimension of our country had
been irrevocably altered and would continue to change unless something stopped it. Speaking conservatively, 61 million
babies have since been killed under this regime. Every year since, pro-life Americans have come to Washington to
express their hope and defiance at the March for Life. Two generations of pro-lifers have bent the arc of their lives
toward undoing the injustice of abortion. I'm proud to be among them and to work for the most pro-life president in
history. As pro-lifers gather in Washington once again in the fourth year of the president's first term, it is worth
taking stock of how President Trump has advanced the cause of life.
City and Big Spring Pass Ordinances Effectively Outlawing Abortion. City councils in the West Texas towns of
Colorado City and Big Spring passed "sanctuary city for the unborn" ordinances last night, becoming the ninth and tenth in
the state to do so. The council in Colorado City voted for the ordinance in a 5-1 decision, and Big Spring passed the
ordinance in a 3-2 vote, with one member abstaining and another reportedly absent. While the vote in Colorado City was
final, the ordinance in Big Spring will still require a majority vote at the next city council meeting on January 28.
Texas City Bans Abortion, Declares Itself a "Sanctuary for the Unborn". Eight towns in Texas now have passed
pro-life ordinances to ban abortions and protect the rights of unborn babies. The latest was Rusk (population 5,618) in
eastern Texas. On Thursday, its city council voted 3-2 to pass the measure as local residents cheered, The Texan
reports. The Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance recognizes that unborn babies are valuable human beings who
deserve to be protected under the law. The ordinance prohibits doing surgical and drug-induced abortions within city
limits. Speaking prior to the vote, resident Amy Blackwell told the council why the ordinance is so vital. "Have
you ever made a permanent bad decision on a temporary emotion? Most abortions are made on just that — the
emotions of fear and worry," Blackwell said, according to the report.
Court allows Kentucky abortion ultrasound law to take effect. The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal over a
Kentucky law that forces health providers to show pregnant women ultrasounds of their fetuses before having abortions.
The decision, issued Monday [12/9/2019], means that the Supreme Court leaves intact a 2-1 ruling from the 6th Circuit that
the law does not violate doctors' First Amendment rights to free speech, writing that the information gleaned from an
ultrasound was "pertinent" to a woman's decision-making. At least four justices must agree to hear a case for it to be
taken up by the Supreme Court. Court observers have been closely watching the court, which now includes
Republican-confirmed Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, to see whether they'll take up cases challenging
Roe v Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Next year, the justices will hear
arguments about a Louisiana law that requires doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
York's new bigots are its anti-Christian lawmakers. Earlier this month, the Democratic-controlled New York
legislature quietly passed a bill that would "prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on the
employees' or dependent's reproductive health decisions." On Nov. 8, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law, even
though it has no religious exemptions. This means the new law could essentially force pro-life religious organizations
to hire people who disagree with their very purpose — or face consequences. [...] For any faith-based organization, their
religious beliefs drive their mission and their values and thus extend into the work they do every day.
Supreme Court: Catholics Must Insure Abortions on Demand Because They Are 'Medically Necessary'. The
California Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit brought by Catholic missionaries that sought to overturn a state mandate that
forces them to pay insurance premiums that subsidize abortions. The Missionary Guadalupanas of the Holy Spirit, an
organization of Catholic women, were told in August by a state appeals court that a woman's choice to have an abortion must
be considered "medically necessary," reported the San Francisco Chronicle.
It': That Was Bloomberg's Alleged Response When an Employee Told Him She Was Pregnant. Former New York City
Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg allegedly told a female employee to "kill it" when she
revealed she was pregnant. The allegation was made in a 1997 lawsuit filed in New York by Sekiko Sakai Garrison, one of
Bloomberg's former executives, National Review reported. Bloomberg was reportedly upset that another pregnant woman
would be added to his payroll. "Great! Number 16," he said, an apparent reference to the number of pregnancies
among his staff at Bloomberg LP.
Rights Versus Political Rights. [Scroll down] [W]hen the Supreme Court decided for our entire country
that human life is garbage while it is in the womb, the decision gave a prize to the left's political supporters, but
literally led to the political sacrifice of millions of human beings. "So what," they tell us, "those aren't human
lives." Indeed, as the same Governor Northam informed us during a radio interview concerning post-birth "abortion," it isn't
even a human life when out of the womb and breathing on its own, unless the mother who sought its death says it is.
Thus, the right to live will be granted to the child or taken from it by someone whom circumstance has placed in a position
of superior power. Rights pass only through those who pretend to own and grant them, you see.
judge strikes down HHS rule protecting medical providers objecting to abortion. A federal judge Wednesday [11/6/2019]
blocked the Trump administration's rule allowing health care workers to refuse to provide abortions and other procedures that violate
their religious beliefs. The administration's rule was set to take effect this July, but the Health and Human Services Department
delayed the effective date to Nov. 22 after the "conscience" rule, which is aimed at protecting religious or moral objections to
various medical procedures, was challenged in court by more than a dozen states. Judge Paul Engelmayer, an Obama appointee, sided
against the Trump administration. "Contrary to HHS's depiction of it as mere housekeeping, the rule relocates the metes and
bounds — the who, what, when, where, and how — of conscience protection under federal law," the judge wrote in
his 147-page opinion.
Northam office circulated talking points from Planned Parenthood after infanticide interview. Hours after
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's infanticide interview in January, a senior state official circulated talking points
written by Planned Parenthood to calm the furor over his late-term abortion comments. A 115-page cache of emails
obtained by the conservative legal watchdog Judicial Watch through open-records requests showed that Gena Berger, deputy
secretary of Health and Human Resources, received "topline messages" from Missy Wesolowski, executive director of Planned
Parenthood Advocates of Virginia. Ms. Berger forwarded the "Topline messages for Northam" email dated Jan. 30
to other state government staffers.
judge blocks Alabama's tough abortion law. A federal judge on Tuesday [10/29/2019] blocked Alabama's near-total
abortion ban from taking effect next month and called the law — part of a wave of new abortion restrictions by
conservative states — clearly unconstitutional.
Blocks Alabama's Abortion Ban That Would Make State First Making Abortion Illegal. On Tuesday [10/29/2019], a
federal judge blocked Alabama's abortion ban, which was scheduled to be implemented on November 15 and would make Alabama the
first state in the United States to make abortion illegal. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama and Planned
Parenthood Southeast Advocates had filed suit claiming the legislation, which was signed into law last May, was unconstitutional.
Biden Denied Communion. [Scroll down] Biden's target in 2020 is President Donald J. Trump, who has
publicly professed that he believes that every human life is a gift from God. Elizabeth Warren, who supports abortion
to the moment of birth, denies the humanity of the unborn and their right to life. [...] Biden's faith is very selective.
[...] Joe Biden has the moral spine and religious convictions of a jellyfish.
Abortion Clinics Have Lost Taxpayer Funding Thanks to President Trump. A new report indicates President Donald
Trump has been responsible for de-funding almost 900 facilities that either perform or promote killing babies in
abortions. Last May, the Trump administration published a new proposal for Title X that would prohibit Planned
Parenthood and other abortion businesses from receiving any of those tax dollars unless they completely separate their
abortion businesses from their taxpayer-funded services. That mean housing their family planning services in separate
buildings with separate staff from their abortion businesses and a denial of funds if they fail to do so. Federal
courts eventually let the defunding rules move forward and eventually Planned Parenthood and other abortion activists left
the Title X program and gave up $60 million of taxpayer dollars.
Matter. This week my state senator Doug Mastriano introduced a new piece of legislation that will make it
illegal to kill anyone with a heartbeat in the state of Pennsylvania. Mastriano explained that the Supreme Court made
its infamous Roe v Wade decision to legalize abortions over 40 years ago based on outdated science. The court
ruled that a baby inside a mother is only a collection of tissues, not a living person. Since 1973, when the court made that
decision, science and the medical community have overwhelmingly demonstrated the exact opposite. A baby with a beating heart
inside her mother is a human baby, and is alive, and the heart starts beating far sooner than previously known. He explained
that the basis for his new bill is not a partisan effort to hurt women or women's rights, but simply a standard medical practice
of recognizing a heartbeat as a sign of life.
Harris on Killing Babies in Abortions: "We Need to Declare It a Priority". Kamala Harris is an ardent
abortion activist — no pro-life voter could be addlepated about that. But Harris wants to make sure Democrat
presidential primary voters know she's staunchly in favor of aborting as many babies as possible, right up to birth.
Harris is so pro-abortion she just told an audience that killing babies in abortions is something that should be declared "a
priority." Naturally, Harris wrapped this horrific reality in language about so-called "reproductive rights."
Francisco Blacklists 22 States over Pro-Life Laws. The city of San Francisco has added 22 states with laws
limiting abortion access to a blacklist that prevents city employees from traveling to those states on the city's dime or
dealing with businesses based in them. The ban will take effect on January 1, 2020. "We are standing up against
states that put women's health at risk and that are actively working to limit reproductive freedoms," said Mayor London Breed
in a press release announcing the ban.
Francisco Expands Travel Ban to 22 Pro-Life States. The city of San Francisco has expanded a previously-enacted
ban on city-funded travel to states that have passed pro-life laws, with the list now consisting of 22 different states, the
Washington Free Beacon reports. Among the 22 states are Texas, Florida, and Massachusetts. The ban was
first enacted in August and initially focused on eight states, including Ohio. The bill was first introduced by Senator
Vallie Brown, who was also responsible for the drastic expansion of the scope of the ban, claiming without evidence that such
pro-life laws represented "an assault on women" and "an economic hit on women."
Federal court strikes down
Obama administration 'transgender mandate' for doctors. A federal court in Texas ruled Tuesday [10/15/2019] that doctors
across the nation are not required to perform gender-transition surgeries if they go against their medical judgment or religious
beliefs. The decision by U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor reversed a mandate from the Obama administration that required a
doctor to perform gender transition procedures on any patient, including a child, even if the doctor believed the procedure could
harm the patient, or otherwise face penalties and legal action.
Hate Money in Politics Unless It's Planned Parenthood. For folks who routinely complain about money in politics,
the progressive left is conspicuously silent on Planned Parenthood. After a particularly challenging year for the abortion
industry, the organization's super PAC declared they plan to spend $45 million to defeat President Donald Trump and ensure
that Republicans lose control of the Senate in 2020. But what is notable about this story is not the response of the left.
Rather, it is the lack thereof. The announcement comes after a year of political upheaval on the issue of abortion.
After several left-leaning states passed — or attempted to pass — legislation designed to expand the
practice, many other states passed laws designed to further limit abortion. While a slight majority of Americans profess
to be pro-choice, there is a growing backlash against the effort to make the practice more prevalent.
Parenthood announces record-high election spending ahead of 2020. Planned Parenthood announced on Wednesday [10/9/2019] it
plans to spend at least $45 million ahead of the 2020 elections, the most it has ever spent during an election cycle.
The push comes as abortion rights are under assault across the Midwest and South, with state lawmakers passing abortion bans and
restrictions aimed at capturing the attention of the Supreme Court. The investment intends to fund large-scale grassroots programs
and canvassing, digital, television, radio and mail programs in battleground states across the country, according to a press release.
Planned Parenthood Votes, the independent expenditure political committee arm of the reproductive health giant, will target nine states
in its initial spend, with plans of expanding. Those states are Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire,
North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Atheism, and Abortion. Some say abortion is a 'health care' option for pregnant women. Others say it is
the forced separation of soul and body of an unborn human being. In the U.S. the debate about whether abortion is good
or bad for our society has become white hot with Blue State legislatures passing pro-abortion laws and Red States laws
opposing abortion. The gap between pro-abortion Democrats and anti-abortion Republicans has been widening every year
since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that abortion was legal in all States. The Democratic Party now uses
'support of abortion' as a no-exception litmus test to be passed by any politician wishing to join the Party. The
divide between political parties on the issue is now so wide that it is preventing rational debate on nearly all legislative
issues whether abortion-related or not.
Judge Blocks Georgia 'Heartbeat' Law. A federal judge temporarily blocked Georgia's abortion law that bans the
procedure once a fetal heartbeat can be detected at about six or seven weeks of pregnancy. Gov. Brian Kemp (R)
signed the legislation, called the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act (HB481), into law in May. It allows
for exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or if the life of the mother is in danger.
Abortion Bans 'Ignore Basic Morality'. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday evening the bans on abortion
that have passed in many states "ignore basic morality." "Today, as we know, an all-out assault on women's reproductive
freedoms is sweeping the nation, as Republicans seek to impose abortion bans on millions of women in dozens of states," Pelosi
said as she addressed attendees at the 50th anniversary dinner of abortion political action and advocacy organization NARAL.
Doesn't Want His Ties To Horrifying Abortion Doctor Politicized. [Democrat presidential candidate Pete] Buttigieg "spoke to
reporters about the 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains family members found on former Dr. Ulrich Klopfer's property in Illinois
after he died on Sept. 3," The Daily Caller reported. "I find that news out of Illinois extremely disturbing and I think it's
important that that be fully investigated," Buttigieg said. "I also hope that it doesn't get caught up in politics at a time
when women need access to health care. There's no question that what happened is disturbing. It's unacceptable."
The Editor says...
Ghoulishly preserving the bodies of thousands of dead babies has no connection at all to women's "access to health care."
Pete Can Explain about Pro-Abortion Jesus. Democrat Pete Buttigieg's recent defense of unrestricted abortion,
suggesting that "a lot" of the scriptures says "life begins with breath," came in for some well deserved ridicule from people
who actually own Bibles. Mayor Pete was willing to admit that others may interpret these verses differently, because
his real argument was that the only person's opinion that matters "is the woman making the decision." This idea that
"the woman" alone (or, more accurately, the mother alone) gets to decide her baby's life or death is the atheist Left's
default position: because there's no God to decree what's good or evil, there's no appeal outside the individual's arbitrary
will. (And because an unborn baby is too small to assert his will, who cares about him?) Liberal Christians,
compromised by their higher loyalty to the progressive cause, have been stuck for decades improvising biblical
rationalizations as best they can for the Left's morally indefensible positions.
Pete Uses The Bible To Redefine When Life Begins And Now His Family Wants Him To Repent. South Bend, Indiana
Mayor turned 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg used the Bible to explain why he believes life doesn't begin until a
baby takes his or her first breath. "Right now they hold everyone in line to this kind of piece of doctrine about
abortion, which is obviously a tough issue for a lot of people to think through. Then again, you know, there's a lot of
parts of the Bible which talk about how life begins with breath," Buttiegeg explained during an interview with The Breakfast
Club. "And even so, that's something that we can interpret differently."
The Editor says...
Is a pearl diver temporarily dead while holding his breath? No. If you're not breathing, that doesn't mean you're
dead. If a full-term baby isn't really alive prior to taking his first breath, why does he have his very own beating heart?
Fall, Don't Let Kathy Tran Get Away With Her Extremism. This November 5, Virginia voters across the state have
the opportunity to let Delegate Kathy Tran and Governor Ralph Northam know that they reject their abortion extremism, as
exemplified by her disgusting comments in January in favor of abortion up until the moment of birth, and Northam seemingly
endorsing infanticide, by saying a "discussion would ensue" about what to do with a baby born with fetal abnormalities.
Their comments embarrassed the state of Virginia and should be taken heavily into consideration when voters go to the
polls. Although Northam is not on the ballot this Fall, and Tran's race is only one district, every candidate in
Virginia should be held accountable for whether they support the Repeal Act and Northam's comments about making a baby born
during an abortion comfortable as the infant dies, which adds up to support for infanticide.
Back the Texas Pro-Life Façade. The recently signed Texas Born-Alive Infant Protection Act is set to go
into effect next week on September 1st. By its name, you might assume the new law provides babies born-alive after
failed abortions equal protection of the law. [...] The reality bears almost no semblance to the political posturing.
Full protection of the law is not being provided to a baby who survives an abortion. On September 1st, the penalty for
allowing a baby born alive to die on the table will become a third-degree felony rather than a misdemeanor. The change
is miniscule, and babies who survive abortions are not given anywhere near full protection of the laws against murder like
they should be.
'Faith' Requires Human Sacrifices. Warren, who supports abortion to the moment of birth, denies the humanity of
the unborn and their right to life. Does she remember the passage where Mary, pregnant with the fetus Christians call
Jesus, greeted Elizabeth, and the baby, yes, baby that was to become John the Baptist, leapt in his mother's womb? Does
she remember the passage where God reminds us that even before he formed us in the womb, He knew us? Warren's faith is
very selective. The faith of our Founding Fathers was absolute when they noted in the Declaration of Independence that
our unalienable rights came from our Creator and that foremost among those rights, before liberty and the pursuit of
happiness, was life. Sen. Warren has announced her support for abortions for any reason until birth and for making
taxpayers pay for them [...]
Justice Thomas seeks the court's atonement on abortion. Another Supreme Court term has ended, and once again
the court failed to revisit the question of abortion. In our time, it seems that abortion is discussed everywhere
except the Supreme Court, where most Justices seem intent to do anything to avoid the topic. And still, each passing
term the stain of Roe v Wade seeps deeper, corroding our system of laws from within. But one Justice
is unafraid of the abortion debate. Undismayed by the Court's inaction, Justice Thomas has masterfully sown together a
compelling judicial case for overturning the central holding of Roe.
it's a Democrat thing. We can start with the striking statistic that 68 percent of all homicides occur in just
certain parts of 5 percent of America's counties — and all, or virtually all, of these are Democrat areas.
Also striking is Democrats' devolution on prenatal infanticide. The line always was, though the savvy never believed
it, "We want abortion to be safe, legal, and rare." Leftists also insisted that "we don't really know when life begins" or
when "an unviable tissue mass becomes a baby." To echo Barack Obama's debate disclaimer from some years ago, that's above
their "pay grade." But all that has been aborted. Now leftists support prenatal infanticide up until birth, and
sometimes beyond, though this is subject to change without notice.
Harris: 'Babies Will Be Born into Our Plan,' but Plan Allows Free Abortions. Democrat 2020 contender Sen. Kamala
Harris (CA) said during the Democrat debate Wednesday [7/31/2019] that her Medicare for All health plan would start up quickly and
that "babies will be born into our plan," but her plan would also allow free abortions at taxpayer expense. [...] Susan B.
Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Harris's plan is "yet another example of Democrats' extremism on abortion."
"The latest call for taxpayer-funded abortion on demand through birth under Medicare for All might please the Democrats' most radical
pro-abortion base in the primaries," she added, "but this agenda is wildly unpopular with the American people."
Nation, Headlined By Elizabeth Warren, Demonstrates A Do-It-Yourself Abortion On Stage. Netroots Nation is a
gathering of crazies that happens each year where no idea is too liberal and no position is too insane. Don't kid
yourself though, this is a mainstream Democrat conference that hosts the biggest names in the party each summer. The
media treat it as mainstream as well, glowingly reporting on it in a way they never do regarding CPAC. This year Elizabeth
Warren, who has managed to climb into 2nd place in the 2020 Democrat primary, headlined the event. Given this is a
"progressive" gathering, it's a given that every single person in attendance, from the stage to the people who clean the
bathrooms, is rabidly pro-abortion. Even still, this is shocking. [Video clip]
America Still the Land of the Free? Anyone who listened to presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren share her
horror over states making gains in halting abortion understands that true liberty and individual rights, even states' rights,
mean nothing to the Democrats. As reported by Emma Green on June 26 for The Atlantic, Warren called for a federal
law that codifies Roe v Wade, with the certain knowledge that the federal government's treasury would be used to
coerce states to fall in line, as has been done regarding so many other federal laws.
the Truth about Trump to Those Who Hate Him. President Trump does not take an extreme position on
abortion. He personally favors the right to life with three notable exceptions — rape, incest, and when the
health of the mother is threatened, thereby aligning himself with the views of President Reagan, who was re-elected president
with the support of every state in the Union except for the one state of his opponent, which Reagan refrained from
campaigning in, not to humiliate his opponent more than he was already humiliated by losing in all the other states. By
contrast, some Democrats go much farther to the other extreme, by favoring the murder of fetuses up to the time of birth and
even of babies after birth.
injunction against Trump's pro-life rule lifted. Only days after the famously left-leaning 9th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals lifted several nationwide injunctions against President Trump's "pro-life rule" forbidding federal tax
subsidies to abortion providers, another appeals court panel issued a similar ruling. The 9th Circuit three-judge panel
granted the Trump administration's request to lift state and nationwide blocks on the rule, which was targeted by lawsuits as
soon as it was finalized this year. The judges said the administration likely will win its case defending the rule,
which directs Title X government funding to family health centers that don't do abortion.
Blocks Ohio Heartbeat Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Beating Hearts. Ohio may not enforce its new law
banning abortions after an unborn baby's heartbeat is detectable, a federal judge ruled Wednesday [7/3/2019]. The
preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in Cincinnati is in response to a lawsuit by Planned
Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union, Cleveland.com reports. [...] The heartbeat law prohibits abortions after
an unborn baby's heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy. Because many women do not even know they are
pregnant at this early stage, the legislation could protect almost all unborn babies in Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine
signed the law in April. The ruling comes as no surprise, and state leaders almost certainly will challenge it.
Democrat Candidates' 21 Most Insanely Scary Proposals. [#4] Legalizing the Murder of a Baby After It's Born:
Every single major Democrat candidate believes abortion should be legal up until birth, this includes partial-birth abortion,
where a baby outside the womb is butchered just because. [...] [#8] Taxpayers Paying for Abortions: Every single
Democrat candidate, including "moderate" Joe Biden, is in favor of ending the longstanding Hyde Amendment that made it
illegal for the government to force taxpayers to pay for abortion.
Evers becomes third Dem governor to veto anti-infanticide bill. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed Friday
[6/21/2019] a bill requiring medical care for infants born alive after an abortion, becoming the third Democratic governor
this year to thwart Republican-sponsored infanticide legislation. Mr. Evers vetoed the infanticide measure,
Assembly Bill 179, as well as three other pro-life bills approved by the Republican-controlled legislature, saying they would
"limit access to reproductive healthcare and needlessly interfere with and inject politics into patient-provider relationships."
He described as "redundant" the infanticide bill, which would have imposed criminal penalties for medical personnel who failed to
provide care to newborns surviving abortions.
judge orders disabled 22-week pregnant woman to have abortion. A British judge ordered Friday that an abortion
be performed on a mentally disabled woman who is 22 weeks pregnant, despite objections from the woman and her mother.
Justice Nathalie Lieven admits in the ruling of the "heartbreaking" case that it's an "immense intrusion" to order the
abortion against the woman's will, but argued that it's in the best interest of the woman.
Passes Radical Abortion Bill. Rhode Island became the latest Democrat-dominated state to adopt radical
legislation protecting abortion up until birth. Democratic governor Gina Raimondo signed the Reproductive Privacy Act
into law Wednesday [6/19/2019]. It will allow for abortion procedures to take place after fetal viability —
when the baby is able to live outside the womb — as long as doctors say the mother's health is at risk.
The Editor says...
[#1] The mother's health is always at risk, to some extent, during childbirth. [#2] A doctor who makes a living
performing abortions is the type of person who would have no qualms about lying to perpetuate his business.
Big Abortion in the Big Apple.
New York City, long a draw for immigrants, now calls for, in addition to the tempest-tossed, huddled masses, and wretched
refuse, pregnant women in search of medical miscarriages. New York became the first city in the United States to
directly fund abortions this week. The city had already indirectly funded abortion through allocations to city
hospitals and Planned Parenthood, and New York state subsidizes it through Medicaid. But here the mayor and city
council agreed to a budget that includes a $250,000 allocation to the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF), a nonprofit
whose charitable works focus on terminating children in the womb, to pay specifically for abortions.
Why is killing babies so important to them? N.Y.
Budget Would Fund Expenses of Poor Women Traveling to City for Abortions. The New York City Council and Mayor
Bill De Blasio (D-N.Y.) agreed on Friday [6/14/2019] to a New York City 2020 Budget that would allocate $250,000 to the New York
Abortion Access Fund, a non-profit abortion organization that helps arrange transportation for poor women seeking an abortion to more
abortion-friendly states, reported the New York Times. "This initiative not only makes New York the first city in
the nation to directly fund abortion services, but also lets any American who is facing increasing abortion restrictions in
their home state know that they can come and get the services they need in the Five Boroughs," said city councilwoman Carlina
2020 Dems Voted To Renew The Hyde Amendment After Vowing To Repeal It. Several Democratic presidential
candidates voted for a package renewing the Hyde Amendment Wednesday, after swearing they would repeal it. Though
controlled by Democrats, the House of Representatives passed the bill within a package of Labor and Health and Human Services
appropriations with a vote of 226 to 203, according to Fox News. No Republicans supported the bill and seven Democrats,
including Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, opposed it, the publication reports.
Culverhouse, Planned Parenthood, and Eugenics. This year, and especially in the past few months, states have
become increasingly willing to test the courts by passing new abortion laws. Arkansas on March 15 banned abortion after
18 weeks. The same month, Utah, too, banned abortion after 18 weeks, and Mississippi banned abortion after it is
possible to detect a fetal heartbeat (generally around six weeks of pregnancy). Ohio passed a similar "fetal heartbeat
bill" in April. On May 7, Georgia, did too. Eight days later, Alabama passed a near-total ban on abortions, the
most restrictive law since Roe v Wade. On May 24, Missouri banned abortion after eight weeks; six days
later, Louisiana signed its own heartbeat bill into law.
Town 1st in Nation to Ban Abortion, Declares Itself 'Sanctuary City for the Unborn'. The city of Waskom, Texas,
has become the first in the nation to ban abortion, declaring itself a "sanctuary city for the unborn." The Waskom city
council unanimously voted Tuesday to adopt a resolution and an ordinance to make abortions in the city a criminal offense.
Jesse Moore, the mayor of Waskom, a city located 18 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana, and called "The Gateway to Texas," said
the city council was approached by Right to Life East Texas with concerns that, with Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi having
passed laws restricting abortions, abortion providers may consider Waskom to be an ideal location for a clinic.
Republican Gov. Phil Scott signs no-limits abortion bill into law. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed
Monday a sweeping no-limits abortion bill, creating a "fundamental right" to the procedure as a bulwark against the Supreme
Court's 5-4 conservative majority. Mr. Scott, a pro-choice Republican, signed the bill in private, a marked
contrast from the splashy celebration that accompanied New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signing of legislation in January
clearing the path for abortion through 40 weeks' gestation. Afterward, Mr. Scott posted a statement saying that
the legislation, H. 57, "affirms what is already allowable in Vermont — protecting reproductive rights and
ensuring those decisions remain between a woman and her health care provider."
Bans Local Governments From Funding Abortion Providers. Texas governor Greg Abbott recently signed a bill into
law to protect the free speech rights of students on college campuses. He also signed a measure that bars city and
county governments from funding abortion providers like Planned Parenthood or affiliates. The new law, which goes into
effect on September 1, "specifically prevents local governments from entering into reduced tax and lease agreements with
gov signs bill allowing non-doctors to perform abortions. Maine's Democratic governor signed a bill into law
this week that allows medical professionals other than doctors to perform abortions. The bill was introduced by
Gov. Janet Mills and signed on Monday [6/10/2019], allowing nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified
nurse-midwives to provide abortion medication as well as perform in-clinic abortions. It will be enacted 90 days
after the Legislature adjourns, which is expected in mid-June.
Victory in Connecticut as Anti-Pregnancy Center Bill Dies. Pro-life activists in Connecticut say the fact that
a bill intended to place faith-based pregnancy care centers under the thumb of the state attorney general died in the State
Senate this week is miraculous. Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut (FIC), said
in a statement sent to Breitbart News, the "Anti-Pregnancy Center" bill (HB 7070) "was defeated because pro-lifers rose up in
deep blue Connecticut and fought back."
Overturning Roe v Wade Requires A Constitutional Amendment. As it has been for decades now,
abortion is at the center of the debate over the Supreme Court. With a solid majority of conservative justices in
place, pro-lifers hope — and abortion rights advocates fear — the days in which Roe v Wade
is law of the land may be numbered. Whether that is true or not, a decree from the court will not settle the issue any more
than it did when Roe was written in 1973. Roe was wrong on the day it was written, but to settle the issue we
must go beyond overturning it. The people must demand that the Constitution be amended to prevent rulings like Roe
from happening again.
Judicial Oligarchy is
the Wrong Way to Decide Abortion Policy. Nine state legislatures recently have passed laws restricting
abortion. Those laws may be good or bad. That's a different question from whether they violate the
Constitution. Part of being an adult is knowing the difference between what you'd like the law to be and what it really
is. Lawyers and judges who forget that lesson commit malpractice. Citizens who forget it may face criminal
penalties. Unfortunately, our law school faculties and federal appeals courts contain many people who have little real
world experience. In understanding the difference between what the law is and what they want, they have never fully
presidential candidates come to their senses on abortion. Democrats running for president have taken a
shockingly sensible position on the most deeply divisive issue in American politics for the past half-century.
Threatened by a slew of new state laws around the country making it illegal to perform late-term abortions after baby's
hearts have begun beating, Democrats have seized on a new tactic for ensuring that they can preserve the "constitutional
right" to abortion up to the moment of birth. (And even after, according to some Democrat politicians, so long as the newborn
is kept "comfortable" while the grownups decide how best to dispose of the live baby.) This novel new approach
Democrats have suddenly discovered while desperately campaigning for president is to take the issue to Congress and pass
legislation that would enshrine abortion rights into federal law.
about the Adoption Option? Americans abort over half a million fetuses a year. A single organization with
the ironic name of Planned Parenthood prevents parenthood in this way several hundred thousand times a year. Compared
to the rest of the world, our abortion laws are lax. Only about 30% of countries allow abortion simply because a woman
wants one. The abortion laws of Finland, Germany, France and several other European countries are more stringent than
lawmakers pass sweeping abortion rights bill. The Illinois Senate has approved a sweeping abortion rights
bill. The 34-20 vote comes at a time when several other states have passed laws essentially banning the practice.
The bill establishes a woman's "fundamental right" to an abortion and states that "a fertilized egg, embryo or fetus does not
have independent rights." It also repeals the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975, eliminating spousal consent, waiting
periods, criminal penalties for abortion providers, and restrictions on abortion facilities.
Abortionists — Cruel
and Brutal Defenders of Infanticide and the most Sadistic Racists on Earth. Death for the unborn and now the
just born, right up to the time of birth, is one of the most insidious acts of callous infanticide to ever disgrace our
nation, but wait, now the State of Illinois, the land of Lincoln, has jumped onboard the blood soaked wagon of death.
Alicia Luke writing for Godfather Politics remarked about the recent passage, in the Illinois House, of a new and brutal
abortion bill, "The measure not only legalizes abortion up until the very moment of birth, eliminating the state's
longstanding ban on partial-birth abortion, it utterly ignores the concept of "viability," making no concessions for unborn
children capable of feeling pain in the womb or capable of surviving on the outside. The bill will go to the Illinois
Senate later this week and then to the desk of Democratic Gov. Jay Robert Pritzker, who is expected to sign it into law."
bill establishing woman's 'fundamental right' to procedure wins Senate approval. The Illinois Senate late
Friday sent to the governor legislation that establishes a woman's "fundamental right" to an abortion. The 34-20 vote
approving the Reproductive Health Act comes in response to new laws passed in other states narrowing abortion rights.
At the same time, Nevada's Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak signed into law Friday a bill that decriminalizes outdated
abortion laws in the state. He said the new law reaffirms the state's commitment to protecting reproductive freedom.
Quagmire. The Supreme Court's decision constitutionalizing the alleged right to abortion in Roe v Wade
(1973) was about as bad as it gets. Expressing the Court's sheer will to power, it is one of the worst decisions in the history
of the Supreme Court. The principled liberal law professor John Hart Ely called out the Court in the classic Yale Law Journal
comment "The Wages of Crying Wolf." Professor Ely condemned Roe as "a very bad decision. Not because it will perceptibly
weaken the Court — it won't; and not because it conflicts with either my idea of progress or what the evidence suggests is
society's — it doesn't. It is bad because it is bad constitutional law, or rather because it is not constitutional
law and gives almost no sense of an obligation to try to be'" (footnote omitted).
Is It With Democrats And Death? [Scroll down] In New York it was the Democrat elected Assembly and
governor who passed, signed into law, and then gave themselves a standing ovation on the dead-of-night passage of that
state's new legalization of killing children after they had been born. In Virginia it was a Democrat governor who
eerily described on morning radio step by step what happens when they decide whether a born child has the right to live or be
killed. On Friday [5/24/2019], at a gathering of nearly 1300 New York City/Tri-State area pastors, those gathered
learned that Democrats have opposed the expansion of crisis pregnancy centers, while actively pushing for the expansion of
abortion facility licenses. This happening while three NYC Democrat-controlled zip codes are the only ones where
abortions outnumber live births. Democrats often claim that to be in favor of killing of children is to be "pro-woman."
Yet they refuse to acknowledge that their policies have ushered in the death of more than 30 million women in recent years.
Berkeley law dean: Alabama abortion ban 'clearly
unconstitutional'. Alabama recently passed a law banning abortion in all cases except when the would-be mother's
health is seriously jeopardized. UC Berkeley law dean Erwin Chemerinsky called the law "clearly unconstitutional."
Chemerinsky has previously suggested that President Donald Trump's free speech executive order is unconstitutional, as well.
Angeles Prohibits Employees From Traveling to Alabama Because It Banned Abortions. Los Angeles County has
imposed a one-year travel ban to Alabama in response to the state's new abortion law, which is the most restrictive in the
country. Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solia, author of the motion, said the state's law is an "attack not only
confined to the residents of those states, but an act of aggression upon all of us." "We must stand in solidarity and in
opposition against extremist and unconstitutional laws that put the health and wellbeing of families at risk," Solis said.
"The constitutional and human right to a safe and legal abortion is part of the very fabric of the United States."
Booker Will Establish White House Office Dedicated to Promoting Abortions. Democratic presidential candidate
Cory Booker tried to win votes from abortion activists Tuesday by proposing a new White House office dedicated to promoting
aborting unborn babies. Booker, a U.S. senator from New Jersey, is one of more than two dozen Democrats hoping to
defeat President Donald Trump in 2020. Banking on abortion activists' outrage about new pro-life laws in Georgia and
Alabama, Booker introduced his plan for defending abortion if elected president. [...]
Answer to the Abortion Debate Has Existed in the Constitution All Along. In short, the Constitution gave us a
formula to navigate this issue, and it is best handled state-to-state rather than being "irrevocably fixed" by the Supreme
Court. If the federal government is to allow or forbid abortion, it must be allowed to do so only by Constitutional
Amendment. Insofar as the states comprising these United States cannot agree to do one or the other at the Congressional
level, that Amendment is not in the foreseeable future, and therefore, it is still best left to the states to decide.
People Are Nuts. After a pro-life bill was passed in Alabama, the left lost their collective mind. Beyond
calling for "sex strikes" and other temper tantrums, many insisted federal law trumps state law. It does, or at least
it did. Thanks to liberal governors and mayors across the country, states and localities no longer have to adhere to,
and actively flout, federal laws they disagree with. Illegal aliens are not only protected by these politicians,
they're catered to. In-state tuition, political appointments, voting in local elections, and a near absolute refusal to
alert immigration authorities when illegals are arrested. On this, there is no discussion about the supremacy of
federal law, they simply pretend it does not exist. Moreover, courts have insulated those jurisdictions from the
consequences of their defiance, and journalists have elevated them to hero status. For all intents and purposes,
they've won the argument that federal law can be disregarded if non-federal politicians so choose. If that is true for
immigration, why isn't it true for abortion?
Governor Breaks With Dems on Abortion, Ready to Sign the 'Heartbeat' Legislation. Louisiana Gov. John Bel
Edwards is ready to sign into law a bill that would ban abortions after just weeks of pregnancy, reported AP. The new
legislation is dubbed "heartbeat." "My position hasn't changed. In eight years in the Legislature, I was a
pro-life legislator," he said on May 16. During the time that he was running for governor, he has had the
same view. "I'm as consistent as I can be on that point."
Pro-Life Push to End Abortion is a Reaction to Democrats Supporting Infanticide. Every action has an equal and
opposite reaction and this pro-life push is the reaction to Democrats' radicalism. And we should be asking ourselves
what is more radical — restricting or ending a procedure that takes the life of a human being or letting a human
being be born and then killing her? Had the Democrats not rushed out with their aggressive and radical pro-infanticide
position, you would not now be seeing Republicans rushing to create sanctuary states for babies.
Calls for Federal Government Intervention to Keep Abortion Legal. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is calling
for Congress to create and pass legislation that would make access to abortion mandatory across the United States. Like
many of her Democrat colleagues running for the 2020 presidential nomination, Warren is reacting to Alabama banning abortion
and several other states poised to follow suit, most recently Missouri.
If Roe Is Overturned? We now know what the left wants. In case it hadn't been clear every time they
oppose any minor imposition on the "right" to an abortion. But that segues us into a discussion of the nature of
abortion as a right and what happens if and when Roe is overturned.
Kay Ivey signs bill to ban abortion in Alabama. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed the bill to make abortion
a felony in Alabama, the governor's office announced. The law does not take effect now or immediately change the
legality of abortion in Alabama.
votes to BAN nearly all abortions including in cases of rape and incest. Alabama lawmakers last night
[5/14/2019] passed a near-total ban on abortions — including in cases of rape and incest — while threatening to
jail doctors who carry them out for life. State governor Kay Ivey, a Republican, will make the final decision
on whether to enact the controversial law after local senators voted in favour by 25 to six.
rights are under attack': Nancy Pelosi leads backlash against 'cruel' Alabama abortion ban bill. Democrats and
abortion advocates have reacted with swift fury to a bill passed in Alabama that would ban abortion in nearly all cases.
Alabama's state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday [5/14/2019] to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect
the mother's health, as part of a multistate effort to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional right
to an abortion. The country's strictest abortion bill was previously approved by the Alabama House of Representatives
and will now go to Republican Governor Kay Ivey, who has withheld comment on whether she would sign but is generally a strong
opponent of abortion.
says Roe faces doom with Kavanaugh on SCOTUS. Presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., warned
Wednesday that "radical" Supreme Court Justices like Brett Kavanaugh put abortion rights in grave danger. "We used to
believe in precedent in this country," Gillibrand said during an appearance on MSNBC. "But under President Trump, he's trying
to upend the entire court system." Gillibrand was reacting to news that broke late Tuesday [5/14/2019] that the Alabama Senate
had passed a measure virtually outlawing all abortions within state lines — including in instances of rape or incest.
Senate passes YUGE pro-life bill. The Alabama Senate passed a law to implode every angry liberal baby-hatin'
cranial melon by criminalizing most abortions in the state. It must be noted that the legislation will only cause
criminal charges against abortion providers, not those who undergo the operation.
abortion bill: Senate passes near-total abortion ban, sends to Governor Kay Ivey. The Alabama Senate
Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing abortion in nearly all cases, approving the most sweeping restrictions on the procedure
in the United States and almost certainly guaranteeing a legal challenge if signed by Gov. Kay Ivey. The measure
passed the Senate 25 to 6 after more than four hours of often emotional debate that at one point led to the introduction of
spectators who had abortions after being raped. The chamber rejected putting exceptions in for rape and incest on a 21
to 11 vote. The bill now goes to Ivey, who has not indicated her feelings on the bill.
Democrats Speak the Truth About Abortion — Accidentally. First of all, we have Alabama state
representative John Rogers (D). At the beginning of this month, the Republican-controlled Alabama House overwhelmingly passed
(74-3) pro-life legislation that would make abortion a felony except in cases where the life of the mother is at risk.
The bill will likely not become law, as it will probably die in the Alabama Senate. Aware of this, pro-life lawmakers
hope to use the legislation as a means to overturn Roe. In debating the bill while attempting to defend the
indefensible — the killing of unborn children — representative Rogers made clear the Democrats'
position when it comes to the most helpless and innocent among us when he declared, ["]Some kids are unwanted, so you
kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric
chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later.["] Note that Rogers here provides us with several bits
of rare clarity when it comes to Democrats and the unborn. Repeatedly using the word "kill," Rogers reminds us what an
abortion actually results in: the death of a human being. As a popular pro-life refrain goes, "If it isn't a life, then
why do you have to kill it?"
As States Race to Limit
Abortions, Alabama Goes Further, Seeking to Outlaw Most of Them. Amid a flurry of new limits on abortion being
sought in states around the nation, Alabama is weighing a measure that would go further than all of them —
outlawing most abortions almost entirely. The effort in Alabama, where the State Senate could vote as soon as Thursday,
is unfolding as Republicans, emboldened by President Trump and the shifting alignment of the Supreme Court, intensify a
long-running campaign to curb abortion access.
candidates should listen to majority opinion on late-term abortions. What if I told you there's an issue that
unites a clear majority of Americans? What if I told you that at least 60 percent of independents, Republicans, and
Democrats agree on that issue? And what if I told you that the Democratic candidates for president are on the wrong
side of that issue? That they're out of step with the party — and the country — they want to
lead? That's exactly the case with abortion.
Supreme Court Issues Shocking Victory For Abortion Supporters. Today [4/26/2019], in a 6-1 decision, the Kansas
Supreme Court held in Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt, that the state constitution guarantees a right to abortion.
The named plaintiffs, Herbert Hodes and his daughter Traci Nauser, are two late-term abortionists who challenged Kansas' ban
on live dismemberment abortions — abortions which cause death by ripping the limbs and torso off of a fetus.
Over the last several years, federal courts have declared similar bans on dismemberment abortions unconstitutional, but today's
decision is significant because, unlike other cases, it is based on a state constitutional right to abortion.
Kansas Supreme Court Steps in to Protect Abortion from Pro-Life State Lawmakers. Blocking the efforts of Kansas
state lawmakers to protect babies still living in their mother's womb, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that a woman's right to
an abortion is protected by the state's constitution. [...] What makes this ruling ominous for pro-life advocates (not to
mention detrimental to the safety and well-being of pre-born humans) is that it protects the right to abortion even if SCOTUS
one day overturns Roe v Wade.
rights group asks Supreme Court to strike Louisiana admitting privileges law. Abortion rights advocates have
asked the U.S. Supreme Court to summarily strike down a controversial Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions
to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The court in February, by a 5-4 vote, temporarily put the law on
hold — hours before it was set to take effect — pending an expected appeal from the Center for
Reproductive Rights, which is representing a Louisiana abortion clinic and two physicians. The organization is
challenging a decision by the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upholding the Louisiana law.
Left's Overreach on Abortion. Roe v Wade settled the abortion debate in 1973, legally although
not morally, when the U.S. Supreme Court found that a right to privacy outweighed states' rights to regulate abortion, with
the ultimate compromise being a restriction on third-term abortions. A subsequent court ruling in Casey v. Planned
Parenthood further clarified the third trimester prohibition, eliminating the arbitrary trimester distinction, instead allowing
abortion only until viability, which with modern medical care is usually in the second trimester. The debate was never settled
as it represented a textbook example of judicial activism. Nine unelected justices made the decision of when a woman can have
an abortion. The legislative and executive branches of the federal government were left out of the decision, [...]
GOP Pushes for Floor Vote on Born Alive Act. Republicans are maneuvering to give an abortion survivors
protection bill a floor vote in the Democrat-controlled House. GOP leaders will file a discharge petition to force a
vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act on April 2 in an effort to force a vote after Democrats have refused
to bring it out of committee. Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R., La.) is spearheading the effort to gain the
218 votes needed to accomplish that goal. That would require the support of his entire caucus, as well as 21 Democrats.
Scalise acknowledged that the maneuver is rarely used, but said it was necessary given the embrace of "radical abortion" positions
advancing in blue states, such as New York. "This is one tool we have, especially as the minority party, to try to bring very
important and critical legislation to a vote," he told the Washington Free Beacon.
passes the 'Heartbeat bill'. The Georgia House voted Friday [3/29/2019] in favor of the controversial abortion
bill, nicknamed the "Heartbeat Bill". The legislation now heads to the desk of Governor Brian Kemp, who has vowed to sign it
Erupts After Georgia Heartbeat Bill Passes. Hollywood threatened Georgia with a boycott if the state passed a
bill that limited abortions to the first six weeks. Peach State lawmakers passed the bill and left-wing celebrities are
erupting. As Breitbart News reported Friday [3/29/2019], Hollywood has lined up to warn the state that they would take
their business out of Georgia if the "Heartbeat bill," H.B. 481, passed, a bill that would ban abortion after a heartbeat
could be detected in a fetus.
The Editor says...
Hollywood isn't in Georgia anyway. You baby-killers can take your business back to California.
Law Great Again. Tellingly, [Edward] Erler has nothing whatever to say about Obergefell, and lamely
asserts — without explanation — that abortion rights fall outside the amorphous "ambit of the rights of
conscience" that he believes lurk invisibly within the Constitution. The problem with pretending to discern such
unwritten rights is that they are totally subjective, indeterminate, and susceptible to infinite manipulation and
distortion — as we have frequently experienced at the hands of activist judges in recent decades. The
Framers, practical men skeptical of human nature, put no stock in such dubious notions.
Refuses to Endorse Law Protecting Babies Who Survive Abortions. A student asked O'Rourke if he would support a
law that requires doctors to provide the same level of care to babies who survive abortions as babies born during regular
childbirth. "I want to ask you about a recent bill that just went to the Senate about two weeks ago. And the bill
was that if an abortion was performed on a viable fetus and the fetus survived the abortion, the doctor would then be
compelled to give that living baby the same care as any other pregnancy," the student said. "Would you support this
bill that does not in any way limit abortion [and] simply seeks to keep babies alive that have been born alive?" O'Rourke
thanked the student for the question and responded. "The way I would approach your question and this issue generally is
to trust women to make their own decisions about their own bodies," O'Rourke said, prompting cheers from the audience.
The Editor says...
[#1] There are hundreds of incarcerated women and women in the military who don't "make their own decisions about
their own bodies," and [#2] the body of your fetal child grows inside your body but it is not
York senator who backed abortion law disinvited from Catholic group's St. Patrick's parade. A New York chapter of an
Irish-American Catholic group is now tussling with one of the state's newly elected Democratic senators over his affirmative vote on an
abortion law that has drawn the ire of faith leaders. The Ancient Order of Hibernians JFK Division IV — based in
Huntington — recently wrote to State Sen. James Gaughran to inform him that he was no longer invited to their
festivities honoring St. Patrick's Day, over his support of the law. The Reproductive Health Act, which was passed in
New York in late January, changes the state's law to allow women to receive abortions up to birth if their health is determined
to be at risk.
Abortion Be Mandatory under the Totalitarian Democrats? In the early days, the pro-abortion people promised that they wanted
abortion to be safe, legal, and rare. They also said they wanted abortion to remain legal in case it needed to done to save the life
of the mother. In all of my years of practice, I have never needed to recommend an abortion to save the life of the mother.
Almost always, we now can prolong a pregnancy up to at least 23 weeks, at which time we can do a cesarean to save the mother
and usually the child. And the argument that an abortion is better for the mental health of some women is a travesty. There is
often great emotional trauma caused by having an abortion, sometimes many years later. Claiming the need for abortion to save the
mother is just a way of trying to shut down the discussion. But now abortion is evolving into an inexorable evil. Now they want
it legal at any gestational age, common, and who cares about safety? It is all about pushing a liberal agenda and making money.
County man is suing Huntsville women's clinic on behalf of unborn fetus. A Madison County man is suing Alabama
Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives, LLC. for providing an abortion to a woman who he says was pregnant with his
baby. Brent Helms, the attorney for both Ryan Magers, who claims to be the father, and 'Baby Roe,' the unborn fetus, said
Magers did not want the woman to have an abortion. Helms said Magers was seeking legal counsel at the time of the abortion.
Judge Orders State to Pay $399K to Pro-life Pregnancy Centers. The state of California has been ordered to pay
$399,000 to three crisis pregnancy centers and a politically-conservative law firm after the Supreme Court struck down a law
intended to force crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion. The Supreme Court ruled in June that the California law
requiring crisis pregnancy centers to display information on how to obtain a state-funded abortion was
unconstitutional. In October, a federal district court issued a permanent injunction against the law known as the
California Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act. On Monday [2/18/2019], U.S. District Court
Judge Terry Hatter for the Central District of California ordered that California must pay the Pregnancy and Family Resource
Center of San Bernardino, His Nesting Place of Long Beach, Birth Choice of the Desert in La Quinta, and the Liberty Counsel a
total of $399,000 in legal fees and other costs.
Court Rejects Abortionists' Demands for Church Emails. The Supreme Court rejected an abortion provider's bid to
obtain private communications of Catholic officials who helped to lay the remains of aborted babies to rest. On Monday,
the high court announced that it would not take up Whole Woman's Health v. Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops
in its next term. The Texas-based abortion chain was appealing a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that rejected its
request to dig into the private communications of church officials who helped to bury the remains of aborted babies.
The 2-1 majority not only affirmed that burying fetal remains was constitutional, but that the request to review Church
records was rooted in intimidation.
Smart People Really Ignorant. Dr. Jennifer Gunter is a kind of celebrity doctor for liberals. She's
become the popular, go-to, online source for all abortion fanatics desperate for some medical terminology to throw around as
a substitute for the moral, scientific, and constitutional justification they lack in making the case for destroying life in
the womb. [...] Angry about the filing of another "heartbeat" bill, a law that would prohibit abortion of any human life in
the womb that has a distinct and separate heartbeat from the mother, Gunter begged the press to call the laws, "fetal pole
cardiac activity" bills, and then went for broke: [...]
blasts Sinema for support of Trump judicial nominee. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) came under fire
Wednesday from an abortion rights group for her support of President Donald Trump's judicial nominee Michael Liburdi.
In remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday [2/13/2019], Sinema praised Liburdi's credentials, describing the
nominee as a "well-respected attorney" and noting his role as general counsel for Republican Arizona Governor Doug
Ducey. Sinema added that while she did not share "all of the same political beliefs" as Liburdi, he was still
"professionally qualified" for the role.
Virginia train wreck has set the stage for 2020. Virginia's Del. Kathy Tran's and Governor Ralph
Northam's open and public admission that their bill, H.B. 2491, allowed for the murder of a baby up until the time of birth
and afterward was never supposed to happen. Tran's and Northam's partial-birth abortion-funders, Planned Parenthood and
EMILY's List, have always encouraged their candidates in Southern states to stay mum on abortion until they get into
office. For example, in the run-up to the 2018 midterms, in blue state Virginia, where there are still plenty of
conservative voters and where congressional races were tight, Democratic candidates focused on health care, fair wages, and
security issues. Abortion, if mentioned at all, was couched in the more moderate-sounding "reproductive rights."
will seek to revive law on 15-week abortion ban. Mississippi's attorney general said Friday he will appeal a
federal judge's ruling that struck down one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States. U.S. District
Judge Carlton Reeves ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks "unequivocally" violates
women's constitutional rights. On Friday, the state's Democratic attorney general, Jim Hood, said that other federal
circuits have reviewed laws banning abortion at 15 to 20 weeks, but the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has not
yet reviewed such a case. "Because there is no controlling decision from our Fifth Circuit, it is our duty to appeal
this ruling," Hood said in a statement.
strikes down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban. A federal judge struck down a law in Mississippi banning
abortion after 15 weeks. U.S. District Judge Carlton Wayne Reeves ruled that the Mississippi law "unequivocally"
violated the 14th Amendment, the portion of the Constitution that was used to justify Roe v. Wade in the
Supreme Court. Roe legalized abortion across the country for up until fetal viability, which is generally
understood to be up to 24 weeks into a pregnancy. "Mississippi's law violates Supreme Court precedent, and in doing
so it disregards the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of autonomy for women desiring to control their own reproductive health,"
Reeves, an appointee of former President Barack Obama, wrote in his opinion.
over Idaho's abortion reporting law awaits ruling. The battle over a new law in Idaho that creates a list of
what lawmakers deem to be complications of abortion and requires health professionals to report when they occurred now awaits
a judgment from a federal appeals court. A federal lawsuit against the state of Idaho over the law, which went into
effect on July 1, has been put on hold while the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers a judge's ruling rejecting a
preliminary injunction against the legislation. U.S. District Court Judge David C. Nye on Wednesday [11/21/2018]
granted the stay at the request of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands and Idaho officials.
Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit in July against the Abortion Complications Reporting Act contending the reporting rules are
unconstitutional and intended to stigmatize women seeking medical care.
An example of an "Obama judge:" Judge
Who Overturned Abortion Ban: Pro-Lifers Want To Control 'Women And Minorities'. On Tuesday [11/20/2018],
a Mississippi judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban claimed proponents of anti-abortion legislation want
to control "women and minorities," adding that it was a "sad irony" that men have any part in decisions about abortion.
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves of Mississippi's Southern District, who was appointed by President Obama, stated that the
viability of the unborn child begins between 23 and 24 weeks, writing "there is no legitimate state interest strong enough,
prior to viability, to justify a ban on abortions ... The state chose to pass a law it knew was unconstitutional to endorse a
decades-long campaign, fueled by national interest groups, to ask the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. This
court follows the commands of the Supreme Court and the dictates of the United States Constitution, rather than the disingenuous
calculations of the Mississippi Legislature."
votes to add anti-abortion language to its constitution. Alabama and West Virginia voters have added pro-life
measures to their states' constitutions in case Roe v. Wade is overturned. Alabama voted to acknowledge
unborn babies' 'right to life' in Tuesday's [11/6/2018] elections, with more than 60 percent wanting to 'recognize the
sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, including the right to life'. The amendment will also secure
'the protection of the rights of the unborn child in all manners and measures lawful and appropriate.'
The Editor says...
I think the (British) Daily Mail writer is misinformed. The new pro-life laws are being put in place in case Roe v. Wade IS NOT overturned.
Reversing Roe v Wade.
Reversing Roe, the recent Netflix documentary directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, is billed as a film that
"lifts the lid on a decades-long political attempt to overturn Roe v Wade." But while the film
purportedly gives a thorough overview of abortion politics since the 1960s, it leaves out several major events essential to
any history of the political attempt to overturn Roe.
homicide ruling mandates 'Roe exception' challenge, Alabama justice says. As the Alabama Supreme Court upheld
the state's fetal homicide law in a ruling this month, one of the justices said the decision should force the U.S. Supreme
Court to revisit its 1973 Roe v Wade ruling. Justice Tom Parker said it is a "logical fallacy" for the
government to consider a fetus a life for the purposes of a murder conviction but not when it comes to a woman deciding to
end her pregnancy. Even lawyers within the pro-life community were conflicted on whether that is the kind of challenge
the high court would — or even should — take up, but they said the dissonance between abortion
jurisprudence and other areas of law, where a fetus is granted many of the attributes of personhood, is becoming tenuous.
top court judge urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, after Friday case ruling. On Friday [10/26/2018] the
Alabama Supreme Court issued an astounding ruling that could potentially lead to the reversal of Roe v. Wade, the
landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion. The case the court ruled on, Jessie Phillips v. State of Alabama,
concerned a man who was sentenced to death two years ago for the murder of his pregnant wife, Erica Droze Phillips, and their unborn
child. After his conviction, Phillips appealed his sentence on the grounds that he'd only murdered one person versus two, his
point being that his unborn baby shouldn't have been counted as a person.
Texas law on the
proper treatment of aborted or miscarried babies faces new hurdle. A Texas law requiring abortion centers and
hospitals to arrange for the burial or cremation of a baby who died after an abortion or miscarriage faced another setback
last week when a federal judge issued an injunction against it. The 2017 law banned current methods of disposing of
fetal tissue, including disposal in a landfill and grinding the bodies up and flushing them into a sewer system. U.S.
District Judge David Ezra called the law unconstitutional and ruled that requiring hospitals and abortion centers to provide
dignified treatment of aborted or miscarried babies puts "substantial obstacles" between women and abortion and "would likely
trigger a shutdown of women's healthcare providers."
turned against free speech. Why is it considered "liberal" to compel others to say or fund things they don't
believe? That's a question raised by three Supreme Court decisions this year. [...] In National Institute of Family
Life Advocates v. Becerra, a 5-4 majority of the court overturned a California statute that required anti-abortion
crisis pregnancy centers to inform clients where they could obtain free or inexpensive abortions — something the
centers regard as homicide.
Order Permanently Protects Christian School from Obamacare Abortion Mandate. On July 5, the U.S. Court for the
Western District of Pennsylvania ordered that the federal government is permanently prohibited from forcing Geneva College, a
Christian school in Pennsylvania, to pay for abortive services included in the Obamacare mandate. The federal court also
found that former President Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) "constitutes a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
of 1993 ('RFRA')."
Endorse Judicial Tyranny. For example, legalizing pornography, coddling criminals, declaring abortion to be a
fundamental right, redefining libel/slander, and redefining marriage have all been the result of the Supreme Court defining
policy, not interpreting the Constitution and the law. In most cases the Court went directly against the expressed will
of the people and imposed laws on Americans that were only supported by the tiny elite who run the Democratic party.
The Court's declaration that there was an unassailable right to kill one's unborn child went directly against what the people
of America had stated. Even in the most liberal states, abortion was only legal for what would now be considered the
hard cases. There was clearly no mandate for abortion for any reason at any time during pregnancy. Yet the Court
imposed unrestricted abortion on the people.
Let Roe go. How can someone who calls herself
pro-choice oppose Roe v. Wade? Let me count the ways. The decision itself is a poorly reasoned mess.
It failed to mount a convincing case that the Constitution contains language that can be read as guaranteeing a woman's right
to abort her pregnancy. Nor have the subsequent courts that amended and extended Roe managed to come up with
a constitutional justification; it's all "emanations and penumbras" and similarly float-y language that did little to convince
opponents that Roe v. Wade was a good or necessary ruling. Even many liberal supporters of a constitutional right
to abortion have voiced concerns about the way the Burger Court got us there; those critics include Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Immigration and the Supreme Court, Democrats Are Snookered. [Scroll down] The Democrats [...] won't be
able to sell their goal-line defense of Roe v. Wade. It is a very inadequate decision anyway — the
preeminent issue isn't the right of a woman to do anything she wants with her own body; it is when the unborn attain the rights
of a person. The state should not aspire to require a woman to have a child who does not want to have one, but the only
solution is a compromise on how late into a pregnancy abortions can be legal, barring extraordinary circumstances.
Reasons It Is Deeply Misleading To Claim Americans Support Roe v. Wade. [#1] Many Americans Know Little About
Roe. A high percentage of Americans don't know much about what Roe says or does. In a Pew Forum study done
on the fortieth anniversary of Roe, we learned that 38 percent of Americans think Roe is a decision about something
other than abortion. For those younger than 30 years old, this number rises to a shocking 56 percent. Furthermore,
of those who know that Roe was about abortion, many don't know even the most basic details of the case. Many wrongly believe,
for instance, that overturning Roe would make abortion flatly illegal instead of merely returning the issue to a legislative process
for states to decide.
Settled law... isn't.
What some people refer to as "settled law," isn't — it's neither "settled," nor is it "law." According to the
Constitution of the United States, Article I, Congress makes the laws. Period. Full Stop. Judges don't —
at least they aren't supposed to. [...] In short, there are good and proper reasons for deference to judicial precedent. But we
don't need to give it outsized status. We certainly shouldn't allow RINOs like senators Collins and Murkowski to derail
conservative Supreme Court nominees, especially with specious logic that merely diverts attention from their support of and for
the murder of children in the womb.
SCOTUS Deals Another Blow to Big
Abortion. Yesterday [6/26/2018], the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in a high profile case that combines a major victory
for free expression with a serious setback for the abortion industry. In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra,
the Court reversed an appellate court ruling on a California law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to advertise state-subsidized abortion clinics
in their waiting rooms and in handouts to patients. Such centers are typically run by pro-life religious groups, who challenged the law as
an unconstitutional infringement of their free speech rights. In an opinion written by Justice Thomas, SCOTUS agreed.
Is the Most Divisive Issue In America. Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, we've been told over and
over (and over) that America is more divided now than its ever been. But what exactly are we so divided on? A new
Gallup poll reveals what issues, more specifically what social issues, liberals and conservatives just cannot see eye to eye
on. Number one on the list: abortion. Among those who identify as "very liberal," 66 percent think abortion
is morally acceptable. However, only 19 percent of those who consider themselves "very conservative" said the same.
Legislature Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood, Cuts $4.4 Million From Abortion Giant. Michigan lawmakers approved
a budget Tuesday [6/12/2018] that ensures no taxpayer funding will go to the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The budget
passed the state Senate in a strong 33-2 vote Tuesday, and now moves to Gov. Rick Snyder's desk for approval, The Detroit
News reports. A 2002 Michigan law already requires family planning funds to be prioritized to non-abortion groups, but the
state law is not being enforced, according to Right to Life of Michigan. "For 16 years the state law has been ignored,"
said Barbara Listing, president of the pro-life organization. "We're happy the legislature is taking this opportunity to
make sure our law is followed."
votes to play God. The scientific, moral and theological battle between life as an "endowed unalienable" right
and the evolutionary view that we are just material and energy shaped by pure chance in a random universe with no author of
life, no purpose for living and no destination after we die has been won in Ireland by the evolutionists. Once strongly
Catholic Ireland has removed protection for the unborn, at least through the first 12 weeks of a woman's pregnancy,
with the repeal of that country's eighth constitutional amendment. Now that the door has been opened, as in America with
Roe v. Wade, watch for the inevitable push for abortion on demand at any stage of fetal development.
SCOTUS Deals Blow to Planned
Parenthood. The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by Planned Parenthood to review an Arkansas statute requiring
a provider of abortion-inducing drugs to have a contractual relationship with a doctor who has admitting privileges at a hospital.
The point of the law is to assure that, if a patient has an adverse reaction to some abortifacient, there will be a physician and a
hospital available to provide appropriate medical treatment. No doctor was crazy enough to clean up behind Planned Parenthood,
however, so the abortion mill sued. A district court did enjoin the statute, but that injunction was vacated by the 8th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals.
Administration Says Abortion is Not a Human Right. In presenting the annual U.S. report on global human rights,
Ambassador Michael Kozak told reporters that abortion is not a human right and therefore "reproductive rights" was no longer
included in the report. "Reproductive rights" was a rather recent addition to the report, included by the Obama
administration that, Kozak claims, never intended the term to include abortion. He said it only acquired that meaning
in recent years through its use by partisans on both sides of the abortion debate. If this were true, the question
arises as to why the term abortion is used under the "reproductive rights" section in the 2013 report on Ireland.
Pro-lifers would point out that at least in general usage, the term has always included abortion. Kozak did correctly
describe abortion as a largely unsettled question of national policy around the world.
sues Kentucky over new ban of abortion procedure used after 11 weeks. A lawsuit filed by the American Civil
Liberties Union is challenging a bill Gov. Matt Bevin recently signed into law that bans a certain type of abortion
procedure, which the ACLU calls "safe and medically proven." The law prevents women from obtaining an abortion procedure
known as dilation and evacuation, or D&E, except in cases of medical emergency. It was signed by Bevin on Tuesday [4/10/2018]
and took immediate effect. The ACLU's federal lawsuit, though, seeks to stop its enforcement while the case proceeds.
"We're suing Kentucky yet again — this time to stop state politicians from banning a safe abortion method," Talcott Camp,
deputy director with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, wrote in a news release. "This law disregards a woman's health and
decisions in favor of a narrow ideological agenda."
Gov. Signs Law Barring Abortion Coverage for Govt Workers. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican,
signed legislation on Tuesday that prohibits the group health insurance plans for state and local workers from covering abortion,
thus preventing taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for such procedures. Walker signed Assembly Bill 128, which
prohibits the Group Insurance Board from "contracting for or providing abortion services." The law does make exceptions in
the cases of rape, incest, or to save the mother's life. As the bill states, "Under current law, the Group Insurance
Board offers health insurance coverage to eligible employees under the Wisconsin Retirement System, which include all state
employees and state annuitants and may include local government employees if the local governmental unit elects to
participate in a GIB health insurance plan."
House Passes Pro-Life Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks. A Missouri bill to protect pain-capable unborn
babies from abortion passed the state House on Tuesday [4/3/2018] with strong support. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child
Protection Act (H.B. 1266) would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks except when there is a risk to the mother's life or
the loss of a major bodily function. It now moves to the state Senate for consideration.
The Editor says...
What would be included in "the loss of a major bodily function?" Sounds like a wild card.
Ruling Grants Right To Pregnant Illegals. An Obama-appointed federal judge made a ruling on Friday [3/30/2018]
that declares abortion a constitutional right for illegal immigrants in custody, even if they are underage. Judge Tanya S.
Chutkan of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. claimed that her ruling is the response to the Trump administration
having "too many hurdles in the path of teen girls," and by this, she means such young women who have immigrated to the
United States illegally. There is an obvious danger in allowing such a practice. By permitting pregnant women to
have their babies aborted in the United States, it will encourage illegal immigration even further. This is a threat to
national security, the sanctity of life, and the financial health of the country's economy.
Proud of WV on abortion.
Elections have consequences. Less than four years ago, West Virginians finally turned the Legislature over to Republicans
after 82 years of Democratic control, which saw the state slip from 38th in per capita income to 49th. Today
[3/5/2018], lawmakers approved a bill to allow West Virginians to decide if abortion is a right. Given that the
three rights named in the Declaration of Independence are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the right to life has
pre-eminence. The ballot referendum is simply an amendment to the state constitution, "Nothing in this Constitution
secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion."
Washington State Passes
Bill Requiring Insurance Companies To Cover Abortion. The Washington state Senate passed a bill Saturday
mandating that insurance companies pay for abortions and contraceptive drugs and procedures for maternity care plans.
The state legislature passed Senate Bill 6219 in a 27 to 22 vote Saturday [3/3/2018], according to KIRO7. The measure
insists that any company who provides maternity care must also provide coverage for women who seek to abort. It also
requires insurance companies to cover all contraceptive methods including drugs, implants, consultations and sterilization
procedures. The bill does not allow exceptions for religious or moral objections.
House Passes Historic Bill Permitting Murder Charges for Killing Unborn Baby. It is a question that has been
asked repeatedly in state legislatures across the country and in Congress. If a criminal shoots a pregnant mother and
kills or injuries her unborn child should he also be held accountable for killing or injuring her baby? Obviously when
a criminal attacks a pregnant mother there is either an assault charge or a murder charge brought by prosecutors. But
only two-thirds of States across the United States allow additional criminal charges to be brought for the death of or injury
to an unborn baby — even though the child is clearly a second victim in such an attack. The state of Indiana
is the latest to answer this question and remedy the problem of a lack of accountability for killing unborn children.
Kansas Measure Says There's No Right to Abortion in the Constitution. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is backing a
new effort to ensure that the state constitution does not recognize the so-called "right" to abort an unborn baby. On
Saturday, he joined Kansans for Life, pro-lifers from across the state and other state and federal lawmakers to kick off the
effort, according to The Garden City Telegram. "There's a Kansas court that has argued that the framers, framers of our
Constitution, imagined abortion as a separate constitutional right," Colyer said. "This is just violence against the
most basic facts." They plan to promote a ballot measure to amend the Kansas Constitution to make it clear that the state
does not recognize a "right" to abortion, according to the report.
House Committee Passes Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies' Limbs. Florida House lawmakers
advanced a bill to protect unborn babies from brutal dismemberment abortions Thursday [2/15/2018]. The Health and Human Services
Committee approved the bill in a 13-6 vote, moving it to the full House for a vote, News 4 JAX reports. Florida House
Bill 1429 would prohibit the practice of dismemberment abortion, 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 beating. Abortionists who violate the law could face felony charges.
why the Senate vote on abortion was a sham. Almost every Republican in Washington is pro-life. But very
few are actually pro-life in any meaningful way. Case in point? Lindsey Graham and his Pain-Capable Unborn Child
Protection Act, which would have barred abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Yesterday [1/29/2018], the Senate voted
51-46 not to advance the bill. The bill passed the House last October 237-189. Sadly, because of the de facto 60-vote
threshold in the Senate, in conjunction with the GOP's refusal to make a serious push for life, nothing will help further the
cause of life even while Republicans control the trifecta of government.
Two Republicans Who Voted to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal. While Sen. Orrin Hatch expressed his 'shock'
Monday that most of his Democratic colleagues could vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it wasn't just
Democrats who opposed the measure. Two Republican senators joined Democrats in voting against the 20-week abortion
ban: Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.
Fails to Advance 20-Week Abortion Ban. President Donald Trump signaled his disappointment that the Senate
failed to advance a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks. [...] The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act failed to
advance with a vote of 51-46 — short of the 60 vote majority threshold needed to move the legislation forward.
legislator files bill banning abortions once heartbeat detected. A Tennessee state representative is sponsoring
legislation that would prohibit abortions the second a heartbeat is detected in a fetus. Rep. James Van Huss,
R-Jonesborough, introduced GB0108 on Jan. 10 and it moved to the Health Subcommittee last Wednesday [1/24/2018].
As introduced, the bill "requires fetal heartbeat testing prior to an abortion and prohibits abortions from the point a fetal
heartbeat is detected except in certain medical emergencies."
The Editor says...
I wonder what those "certain medical emergencies" might be. Would such a situation justify terminating the life of one individual to save another?
Appeals Court Upholds Tennessee Ballot Measure Stripping Right to Abortion from State Constitution. A federal
appeals court upheld the state of Tennessee's 2014 vote in favor of a ballot measure that removed the right to an abortion
from the state's constitution. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the ballot amendment known as Amendment
1 — which won by a 53 percent margin — by a 3-0 opinion. According to the Tennessean, the
measure added language to the state constitution that reads, in part: "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects
a right to abortion." Eight voters who opposed the measure — including the former chairman of the board of
Planned Parenthood — challenged the vote's results, demanding a recount, and won at the trial court level.
Governor John Kasich Signs Down Syndrome Abortion Ban Into Law. On Friday, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed
into law a bill that prohibits doctors from performing abortions on infants prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome.
The bill, referred to as the "Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act," made its final passage through the state legislature on
December 13, moving on to the governor's desk to be officially signed.
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.
Supreme Court Issues Shocking Victory For Abortion Supporters. Today [4/26/2019], in a 6-1 decision, the Kansas
Supreme Court held in Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt, that the state constitution guarantees a right to abortion.
The named plaintiffs, Herbert Hodes and his daughter Traci Nauser, are two late-term abortionists who challenged Kansas' ban
on live dismemberment abortions — abortions which cause death by ripping the limbs and torso off of a fetus.
Over the last several years, federal courts have declared similar bans on dismemberment abortions unconstitutional, but today's
decision is significant because, unlike other cases, it is based on a state constitutional right to abortion.
Kansas Supreme Court Steps in to Protect Abortion from Pro-Life State Lawmakers. Blocking the efforts of Kansas
state lawmakers to protect babies still living in their mother's womb, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that a woman's right to
an abortion is protected by the state's constitution. [...] What makes this ruling ominous for pro-life advocates (not to
mention detrimental to the safety and well-being of pre-born humans) is that it protects the right to abortion even if SCOTUS
one day overturns Roe v Wade.
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.
The Cult of Abortion Under Biden.
One of Bill Clinton's slippery slogans in the 1990s was that abortion should be "safe, legal, and rare." But the Left
never cared for the ambivalence about abortion that that slogan conveyed. [...] The abortion cult under Biden rests on this
brutal utilitarianism that treats the unborn child as a sacrificial lamb. It is bad enough that the "Catholic" Biden
considers this cult sacred while rejecting the sacred teachings of his church. But to make matters even worse, he wants
all Americans to pay for the cult, with the burnt incense of taxes. He once supported the Hyde Amendment that
prohibited such funding, but abandoned that support under pressure from Planned Parenthood. Sen. Joe Manchin still
supports that law, but almost no other Democrats do. The position has become as passe as Bill Clinton's slogan.
In the Biden era, no regrets about abortion are allowed.
The Animating Sacrament of the Left. The Texas abortion law and the reaction to it has shone a spotlight on the
fact that abortion is the primary animating force for the left, a sacrament of a sort that drives both their priorities and
energy. [...] To proffer a purely rhetorical question, do they care enough about this issue to steal elections? It's
why they continue to fantasize about expanding the Supreme Court and would do it in a heartbeat if they had enough political
power to do so. [...] I don't know what will ultimately become of the Texas law. But it has again shown the sacrosanct
importance of abortion to the Democrat party.
panel calls on Biden to 'go buck wild,' send federal abortionist force into Texas. An MSNBC panel engaged in
some over-the-top histrionics while bitterly lamenting the new Texas law that, according to the left, could signal the end of
Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the
country. Signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in May, the law bans abortions in Texas upon detection of a fetal heartbeat,
which can occur as early as six weeks. Solutions-oriented panelist Elie Mystal, a "justice correspondent" for the
far-left Nation magazine, called for the Biden administration to "go buck wild" and, among other things, more or less deploy
into Texas physicians willing to perform abortions during the conversation embedded below in two parts, of which you can
review in its entirety and draw your own conclusions. The outraged journalist and Harvard Law School graduate also
slammed the Biden administration for being asleep at the switch, as it were, in the intervening months. "What do you
mean, you're looking into it now?"
Left's outcry over Texas abortion ban has little to do with science, protecting women. Rooted at the very core
of Texas's Heartbeat Act is the concept of basic humanity, informed by science. This week the U.S. Supreme Court
allowed this law, which protects unborn children from abortion after their beating heart can be detected, to go into
effect. For the past half century, the pro-abortion Left has attempted to deceive the American people about the
science, facts, and the law surrounding abortion. Its ability to reap political benefits from sowing confusion and fear
gives activists incentive to stir the pot at every available opportunity. The case of Texas's Heartbeat Act is no exception.
vows 'whole-of-government' fight after Supreme Court allows Texas abortion curbs. President Biden announced
Thursday [9/2/2021] that he has directed the Department of Health and Human Services and the Justice Department to launch a
"whole-of-government" effort to look for ways to protect women's rights after the Supreme Court refused to block a Texas law
banning abortions after six weeks. The Supreme Court divided 5-4 on Wednesday, leaving the Texas abortion restriction,
which went into effect the same day, in place while litigation from pro-choice groups challenging the law continues in lower
courts. The justices did not resolve whether the law halting abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected was
constitutional, but the court noted the abortion providers fighting the law's enforcement sued defendants who are not likely
to enforce the law. Lower courts are still weighing whether the law runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution.
House Will Vote to Codify Roe v. Wade in Response to Texas Heartbeat Law. Speaker Nancy Pelosi
(D., Calif.) said Thursday [9/2/2021] that the House will vote to "enshrine into law reproductive health care for all women
across America" following the Supreme Court's refusal to block a Texas law that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat can be
detected. Pelosi's comments come after the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision just before midnight on Wednesday
evening [9/1/2021] rejecting a challenge to a Texas law that prohibits the abortion of an unborn baby once a heartbeat can be
detected. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Court's three liberal justices in dissent.
Catholic' Pelosi Calls Taxpayer Funded Abortion an 'Issue of Fairness and Justice for Poor Women'. When I went
through RCIA the teacher said life is important. We cannot compromise on life. Protecting life starting at the
room has been in our Catechism since the beginning. The left wants to eliminate the Hyde Amendment since it bars the
federal government from using taxpayer money to fund abortions except to save the life of the mother. A reporter asked
"devout Catholic" Nancy Pelosi about their crusade to fund infanticide with our money. She tried to deflect, but the
reporter eventually forced out an answer from her. At first, Pelosi said: "We think it's the right thing to
do. It is something that many of us have been concerned for a long time as an issue of health, as an issue of health,
an issue of fairness, and we will send the bills over to the senate." The reporter clarifies his question: "No, it
is a bill to prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions. To have money go to taxpayer-funded abortions."
The Editor says...
To recap: "Devout Catholic" Pelosi says having the taxpayers pay for fetal homicide is "an issue of fairness," and "the right thing to do."
Pelosi and Democrats Deny a Vote Six Times on Bill to Ban Tax-Funded Abortions. Six times in one day, House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats rejected calls for a vote on a bill that would permanently ban taxpayer-funded abortions
in Medicaid and other federal programs. On Thursday [6/24/2021], Republicans asked for a unanimous consent request on
the House floor to demand a vote on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (House Resolution 18), sponsored by U.S.
Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey. However, Democrats who control the House rejected their requests. The bill
would make the Hyde Amendment permanent law and protect taxpayers from being forced to fund the killing of unborn babies in
abortions. The Hyde Amendment, which has strong public support, prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in
Medicaid and other federal programs. Since 1976, it has saved an estimated 2.4 million babies' lives, including about
60,000 each year, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute.
Go to War With the Catholic Church. Because we don't have more important issues going on in the world like out
of control inflation, a floundering economy, China rising, Joe Biden's brain-melting, or a border crisis, Democrats have
decided it's time to go to war with the Catholic Church. [...] The background on this is that Catholic Bishops have been
convening on the issue of denying communion to heretical Democrat politicians. That would include Joe Biden, who is
rabidly pro-abortion. [...] In regards to the Catholic Church, their doctrine denotes that someone who supports abortion is
disqualifying themselves from the Eucharist. Now, whether a person agrees with that or not is irrelevant. If
someone doesn't like how Catholics do things, they can go start their own religion, correct? Regardless, it's
absolutely asinine to ask a 2,000-year-old church to bend to the political wants of modern Democrats.
sign petition protesting US Catholic bishops vote on Biden, abortion. More than 21,000 people have signed a
letter calling for U.S. Catholic bishops to cancel a planned vote on whether President Biden should receive communion.
Biden, a Catholic, supports abortion rights and has long come under attack from some Catholics over that position. The
vote is set to take place next week at a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The petition, organized by
Faithful America, argued that the receiving of communion was being weaponized through the vote against Biden and
congressional leaders who support abortion rights.
Party Says Killing Babies in Abortions is a "Fundamental Freedom". Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime
Harrison expressed serious concerns Tuesday about the U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear a major abortion case out of
Mississippi. In a statement, Harrison claimed that killing unborn babies in abortions is a "fundamental freedom" that
should not be restricted. "Abortion is health care," Harrison said. "Democrats believe, like the majority of
Americans, that our fundamental freedom to make personal decisions about if, when, and how to start or grow a family must
remain protected." On Monday [5/17/2021], the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's
Health Organization, which challenges a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The
justices will consider the question of "whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortion are unconstitutional."
Catholic bishops may ask Biden to stop receiving Communion if he keeps publicly advocating for abortion rights.
When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June, they'll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever
message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians: Don't receive Communion if you persist in public
advocacy of abortion rights. At issue is a document that will be prepared for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
by its Committee on Doctrine, with the aim of clarifying the church's stance on an issue that has repeatedly vexed the
bishops in recent decades. It's taken on new urgency now, in the eyes of many bishops, because Biden — only
the second Catholic president — is the first to hold that office while espousing clear-cut support for abortion rights.
Oh, you mean people like Joe Biden? Nancy Pelosi? John Kerry? Cardinal
Burke: Pro-abortion politicians are in 'apostasy,' automatically excommunicated. Raymond Cardinal Burke,
the former Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, has released a statement declaring that those who "publicly and obstinately
violate the moral law" are in a state of apostasy, automatically excommunicated, and thus must not be permitted to receive
Holy Communion. Cardinal Burke, a doctor of canon law, entitled his work, a "Statement on the Reception of Holy
Communion by Those Who Persist in Public Grave Sin."
Is Radically Transforming America Far Faster Than Obama Dreamed. Even as late as 2003, Biden voted for a
bill to prohibit partial-birth and late-term abortion. Biden did indeed work with Republicans to pass
legislation. In 1987, Biden condemned Franklin Delano Roosevelt's scheme to pack the Supreme Court to support the New
Deal. Alas, that Joe Biden is nowhere to be found in the White House. Biden now opposes the Hyde Amendment and
supports H.R. 5, the Orwellian "Equality Act," which explicitly suspends RFRA's protections in order to grant special rights
to LGBT people. Biden now leads a Democratic Party that will brook no dissent on abortion and he nominated abortion
extremist Xavier Becerra — who defended a law forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise for abortion and who
targeted the Little Sisters of the Poor after Trump saved them from the Obamacare contraception mandate — to head
the Department of Health and Human Services.
One Step Closer to Paying for Abortions with Our Tax Dollars, Thanks to Democrats. While Americans have been
protected from paying for elective abortions with their federal tax dollars since 1976, that decades-old reprieve could soon
be coming to an end. Democrats in Congress on Thursday reintroduced legislation to end the Hyde Amendment with the
Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act of 2021, also known as the EACH Act for short. Part of the
bill reads that "A person's income level, wealth, or type of insurance should not prevent them from having access to a full
range of pregnancy-related health care, including abortion services." Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee (CA), Ayanna
Pressley (MA), Diane DeGette (CO), and Jan Schakowsky (IL) introduced the legislation in the House. The lawmakers also
introduced legislation earlier this month that would allow for federal funds to go towards abortions overseas by repealing
the Helms Amendment.
Devastating Tragedy of Becerra's Likely Confirmation to HHS. On Thursday, a spokesperson for Sen. Joe
Manchin (D-W.Va.) told CNN and National Review that the moderate Democrat who has shown true fortitude in standing up to the
radicals in his party will not be holding his own on one of President Joe Biden's worst nominees. Manchin will support
the nomination of Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) for secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This
makes Becerra's confirmation virtually certain, and that is a crying shame for America, on many levels. First, Becerra
has no medical experience and "little health policy experience." This alone should raise alarm bells in a nominee for a key
health position during a global pandemic. Yet Becerra is also an abortion radical. In 2003, when Becerra
served in the House of Representatives, he voted against the federal ban on partial-birth abortion. During his confirmation
hearing, Becerra refused to name a single abortion restriction he supported, including a ban on sex-selective abortion.
Progressives are the extremists. Progressives are the extremists when it comes to abortion. Progressives
would allow abortion at any time of the pregnancy and even after the birth, which is infanticide. And the Progressives
see no problem with selling aborted baby parts — extremely wrong and extremely disturbing.
Becerra Refused to Name Even One Abortion Restriction He Could Support. California Attorney General Xavier
Becerra refused to answer questions about his radical pro-abortion views during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday and
could not name even one abortion restriction he could support. Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) asked Becerra, President
Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), whether he supported any restriction
whatsoever on abortions, including those intended to end the life of babies with a prenatal disability diagnosis of Down
syndrome or partial-birth abortions.
Joe Biden's Abortion
Extremism. Joe Biden's supposed campaign of unity now extends to forcing American taxpayers to subsidize
abortion regardless of their moral qualms. In an executive order on Thursday [1/28/2021], Biden rescinded the Mexico
City policy, which prohibits U.S. foreign-aid money from funding groups that provide or promote abortion in other
countries. President Ronald Reagan was the first to enact the policy, which has been in place under every subsequent
Republican president and undone by every subsequent Democrat. Despite his professed personal opposition to abortion,
President Biden is no exception.
Is the Hill for Trump Voters to Die On? Abortion is not a mere social issue. It is the greatest defining
moral question facing Americans since slavery. It is the one point on which most Americans would agree if they were
given clear facts, and it illustrates brilliantly why the country cannot survive with only one political party. The
Republican platform states an affirmation of the sanctity of human life and its God-given freedoms and promises to protect
it. The Democrat platform promises unlimited access to abortion. One is based on our founding principles of life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The other is not. Evidence shows that Planned Parenthood is a racist
abortion industry functioning as a financial arm of government, giving rich returns to those who vote to fund it.
slam Biden for restoring taxpayer funding for abortion abroad and backing federal cash for it at home.
Republican lawmakers are tearing into Joe Biden's Thursday executive actions related to women's reproductive rights, claiming
'abortion is murder' as the president reverses Trump-era orders that restricted taxpayer money funneling to abortions.
'Let me be clear — abortion is murder, and the federal government should not support it let alone PAY for it,'
Representative Ronny Jackson, who once served as presidential physician to former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump,
wrote on Twitter Thursday [1/28/2021]. 'I will not support any bill that eliminates or weakens the Hyde Amendment.
#SaveHyde' the freshman Texas congressman continued. The 1980 Hyde Amendment bars federal funds from being use to pay
for elective abortions. It stipulates that taxpayer dollars can only be used for aborting an unborn baby in the case of
incest, rape or to save the mother's life due to pregnancy complications.
House Announces It Will Codify Federal Abortion Law. The White House announced Friday [1/22/2021] that the
Biden Administration will codify Roe v. Wade, which would allow for legal abortions even in the event that the Supreme
Court overturns the 1973 ruling. The Biden Administration made the announcement in a press statement put out by the
White House. "The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to codifying Roe v. Wade and appointing judges that
respect foundational precedents like Roe," reads the statement. "In the past four years, reproductive health, including
the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack," it continues. "We are deeply committed to making
sure everyone has access to care — including reproductive health care — regardless of income, race, zip
code, health insurance status, or immigration status."
Post Says Joe Biden's Catholicism is All About "Healing," But He's Radically Pro-Abortion. Much is being made
of Joe Biden's Catholic faith in the leftist media. Though the president-elect supports the killing of unborn babies in
abortions and wants to force taxpayers to fund their deaths, he continues to promote himself as a compassionate, devout
Catholic who cares about the most vulnerable. And he relies on faithful leftist news outlets to promote this
image. On Monday [1/11/2021], the Washington Post described Biden as a "devout, churchgoing liberal" who is focused on
"healing and inclusion," according to Breitbart. "The country will soon observe for the first time a president who goes
to Mass every Sunday, plus on Catholic feast days, and sprinkles conversation casually with scripture, religious hymns and
references to religious history," the article states. While the Post mentioned that many Catholics believe Biden is not
a "legitimate Catholic" because of his positions on life, family and religious freedom, it dismissed these criticisms, noting
that "Biden could redefine what it means to be a Catholic in good standing."
D'Souza: Trump's Choice of Amy Coney Barrett Has Tapped Into One of Dems' Deepest Fears. Danielle
D'Souza Gill, the daughter of best-selling author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, believes President Donald Trump's nomination
of Judge Amy Coney Barrett has tapped into one of Democrats' deepest fears: The Supreme Court may one day overturn Roe
v. Wade. The controversial 1973 ruling struck down a Texas law banning abortions and thereby overrode all state
laws outlawing abortions nationwide. D'Souza Gill, who is a member of the Women for Trump advisory board, argues in her
newly released book "The Choice: The Abortion Divide in America," one of the most "threatening things" about the
president to the left is how he is reshaping the federal judiciary, including the Supreme Court.
Authoritarian America. [Presidential candidate Joe] Biden will require taxpayers to fund abortions, with no
exception for conscience. Those who morally object to abortion as murder will be forced to subsidize it. Most
Americans have opposed government funding of abortion, including Biden himself. Until recently, he supported the 1976
Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortions (with a few exceptions). This longstanding
agreement was, in effect, a truce between the two opposing, and often hostile, sides of the abortion debate. But Biden,
under the influence of the radical left, has become far less tolerant and will settle for no middle ground when it comes to
tough questions for Biden, instead of the softballs the press has been pitching. [For example,] After 45 years,
you recently dropped your support for the Hyde Amendment, which bars taxpayer funding of abortions. Does your position
on life comport with the Democratic Party establishment, which backs abortion on-demand funded by the state until the ninth
month of pregnancy? If not, can you point to a single restriction that your administration would support?
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Are Planning to Legalize Abortion Up To Birth. In the face of overwhelming facts to
the contrary, five prominent "fact checkers" are claiming that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris don't support legalizing abortion
up until birth. To reach this false conclusion, these individuals repeatedly use a propaganda technique condemned by
George Orwell, the author of 1984. The resulting misinformation shrouds the policies of Biden and Harris, who are
planning to legalize abortions of humans who are capable of living outside the womb. This stance is opposed by about
80% of Americans [...]
'Godless' and 'imposters':
Priest unleashes on Dems. A Catholic priest in America's heartland is going scorched-earth against any Catholic
who would vote for a Democrat in the upcoming presidential election, slamming the political party and even leaders of the
Catholic Church as "godless," "gutless" and "imposters." "Here's a memo to clueless baptized Catholics out there:
You cannot be Catholic and be a Democrat. Period," said Rev. James Altman of La Crosse, Wisconsin, in a new
video. "Their party platform absolutely is against everything the Catholic church teaches. So just quit
pretending that you're Catholic and vote Democrat. Repent of your support of that party and its platform, or face the
fires of hell."
of the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse responds to video of priest attacking Catholics who are Democrats. The
bishop of the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse is responding to a video of one of its priests attacking Catholics who are
Democrats. The video, posted to Youtube already has almost 400,000 views. A video by Father James Altman, the
Priest at Saint James the Less Catholic Church here in La Crosse, is causing mixed reactions by those who have seen it.
The video, posted by a right wing media outlet, called Alpha News MN, shows Father Altman making claims against the
priest says Democrats are going to hell — and Texas bishop backs him up. A Wisconsin priest who
condemned Catholic Democrats has the support of a Texas bishop. Father James Altman, pastor of St. James the Less
Catholic Church, lashed out at Father James Martin, who participated in the Democratic National Convention. In a
10-minute video posted to YouTube, Altman called the priest a "hyper, confusing spreading heretic" and had harsh words toward
Democrats. "Here is a memo to clueless baptized Catholics out there: You cannot be Catholic and be a
Democrat. Period," Altman said in the video posted Aug. 30. "The party platform absolutely is against everything
the Catholic Church teaches, so just quit pretending that you're Catholic and vote Democrat. Repent of your support of that
party and its platform or face the fires of hell."
Questions No Reporter Dares Ask Joe Biden And His Campaign. [For example,] You have publicly supported China's
one-child policy. According to numerous eyewitness reports and documentaries, this policy has forced women to be held
down against their will, screaming, while their children were yanked from their wombs and ripped apart. Please explain
how you can support this policy, as well as its American counterpart in abortion on demand, while still saying it is Donald
Trump who is a morally unfit leader. [...] You reversed your long-held position to say you're now in favor of taxpayer
funding for abortions. What changed your mind about funding abortions? How do you reconcile your Catholic faith
and teachings with your pro-abortion stance? Democrats in states like New York have passed laws effectively allowing
abortions up until birth. Should taxpayers fund such abortions, particularly for poor women who can't afford
them? Campaigning in South Carolina, you suggested that it would be a good thing for the United States to help fund
abortions for women in poor countries to discourage overpopulation. Do you plan to use taxpayer dollars in this effort,
and if so, what countries do you plan to target?
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are planning to legalize abortion up to birth. In the face of overwhelming facts to
the contrary, five prominent "fact checkers" are claiming that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris don't support legalizing abortion
up until birth. To reach this false conclusion, these individuals repeatedly use a propaganda technique condemned by
George Orwell, the author of 1984. The resulting misinformation shrouds the policies of Biden and Harris, who are
planning to legalize abortions of humans who are capable of living outside the womb.
Republicans Talk about Abortion and Democrats Don't. The Republican convention yesterday evening featured a
speech by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who today is a pro-life activist. The substance of
Johnson's speech has received markedly little coverage, as most reports instead attacked the credibility of her conversion
story or dredged up her controversial comments on other subjects. But what Johnson said about abortion is worth
remembering. [...] This message is a powerful one, especially at a time when supporters of legal abortion prefer to avoid
talking about the procedure at all. In fact, at last week's Democratic convention, as the party ratified its most
pro-abortion platform in history, not a single speaker so much as said the word "abortion." It was a striking omission
for a party that now favors unlimited, taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, that has nominated a presidential candidate who
promises to appoint only judges who embrace legal abortion and a vice-presidential candidate who wants to use Congress and
the executive branch to block states from enacting pro-life laws even after fetal viability.
Joe and Kamala, the Demagogic
Duo. Biden has made as his vice-presidential running mate a San Francisco radical, whose voting record puts her
to the left of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. But the media, seeking to con independents, is casting Harris as a
"pragmatic moderate." Right. She is no more moderate than Biden, who has promised to be the most liberal president
ever. [...] Harris used her speech on Wednesday to tout the killing of the unborn, a reminder that the party that dictates
what people put on their bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic encourages women to do anything with theirs at abortion
clinics. What complete frauds. How can anyone take Biden and Harris seriously when they say they will fight "for
the vulnerable"? They target the vulnerable in the womb.
the New York Times Realize That Abortion Kills a Baby? The New York Times, the famous "Gray Lady," long
has seen its role as a standard-bearer for modern liberalism. Of course, the paper still employs competent, and
sometimes brilliant, reporters and editors. The news operation, however, is as opinionated as the editorial page, only
less honest about its bias. Editorials have gone from advocacy to crusading. The Left's agenda is the paper's
agenda. Those who disagree on issues are treated as wrong on morality as well as policy. So it is with
abortion. On Sunday, March 29, the Times devoted almost half the page to an editorial demanding
unrestricted abortion at public expense. That position has become the litmus test for admission to the Church
of High Liberalism. No departure from orthodoxy is allowed.
The Moralizing Cuomo Brothers.
Mario Cuomo was given to flowery denunciations on many subjects, but not abortion. There he would fall silent and
simply say that he is "personally opposed" to it. His sons don't even maintain that conceit. Andrew and Chris
are both personally and publicly supportive of abortion. Recall Andrew's comment that pro-lifers don't even belong in
New York: "Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon and
anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that's who they are, and they're the extreme conservatives, they have
no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are."
Is a Mainstream Democrat? [Scroll down] Using clever euphemisms such as "a woman's right to choose" and
"reproductive rights," Democrats now support the right of a mother to terminate the life of her child even after birth,
according to Democrat Virginia governor Ralph Northam.
Rips Pelosi for Trying to Smuggle Hyde Amendment Loophole into Coronavirus Package. Senator Ben Sasse (R.,
Neb.) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Democrats for reportedly trying to ensure federal funding for
abortion as part of the coronavirus economic stimulus plan. "While schools are closing and hospitals are gearing up,
Speaker Pelosi is waging unnecessary culture wars. Speaker Pelosi should be fighting the coronavirus pandemic, not
politicizing emergency funding by fighting against the bipartisan Hyde Amendment," Sasse told National Review in a statement.
[...] Pelosi attempted to secure a funding stream of up to $1 billion for reimbursing laboratory claims. According to
White House officials who spoke with the Daily Caller, that provision would establish a precedent under which health claims
for all procedures, including abortion, could be reimbursed with federal funds. That precedent would render the Hyde
Amendment, which blocks taxpayer funding for abortion clinics, obsolete.
Look for 'Moderates' in a Mob. The fact that the Democrats are almost completely bereft of moderates should
have been clear long ago. Recall that almost exactly a year ago, 44 Senate democrats — including Schumer and
all six Senate Democrats who were vying to become president of the United States — voted against the Born Alive
Abortion Survivors Protection Act. In other words, these so-called "moderates" voted to protect what could be described
only as infanticide. Again, no one should've been surprised by this. For decades, the "party of death" has
dehumanized the unborn and argued against protecting the most innocent and helpless among us, even when they escaped death in
their mothers' wombs. In order to further their wicked sexual agenda, Democrats at the highest levels have taken some
of the most radically gruesome views of life in the womb. Thus, it should also come as little surprise that those who
would take such views have resorted to mob tactics in order to further their evil objectives.
Left's Ironic Defense Of The "Rights" Of Minors. It's time to once again address the "marginalization" of our
youth. In some states, teens under 18 aren't allowed to terminate their pregnancies without permission from Mom and
Dad. They can't enjoy a good gender transition in peace. They can't even vote. Minors are people too, you
know, and they should enjoy all the same rights as adults — well, almost. When teens want to voice
conservative viewpoints or — gasp — own firearms, they're just kids who can't be trusted to make
responsible, adult choices. [...] In a recent policy analysis, the Guttmacher Institute claims that laws requiring minors to
obtain parental consent before having an abortion are harmful to young people. Such restrictions "are a dangerous
erosion of reproductive rights and purposefully target population who may be least equipped to fight back," according to
Democrats Insist Babies Born Alive After Abortions Should Be Left To Die. The Born-Alive Survivors Protection
Act is not about restricting abortions but about giving newborns a chance to survive no matter where they are born, said
Sen. Ben Sasse, the bill's lead co-sponsor, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday [2/11/2020]. During the
hearing, called "The Infant Patient: Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care for Children Born Alive," Republican senators
questioned why a baby born in a hospital should be treated differently than a baby born in an abortion facility.
Democrats, lacking an answer, changed the subject.
Sanders Excommunicates Pro-Life Democrats: Being Pro-Choice Is 'Absolutely Essential'. Sen. Bernie
Sanders (I-VT) closed the door on pro-life Democrats Saturday night at a presidential forum called "Our Rights, Our Courts,"
hosted by the Demand Justice Initiative, the Center for Reproductive Rights and NARAL Pro-Choice America. The forum was
focused on so-called "reproductive rights" per New Hampshire Democratic National Committee members Kathy Sullivan and Bill
Shaheen, according to local media in the state, giving candidates the opportunity to speak on "the threat to our courts and
our reproductive rights," per an interview Sullivan gave with WMUR. Every candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential
nomination expressed unqualified support for abortion rights during the four-hour event, but Sanders was confronted, pointedly,
about the "problem" of Democrats who are committed to opposing abortion, many of whom have expressed support for the Vermont
Hate What Trump Is Highlighting about Them. In my younger years, when I watched many of my close friends become
Democrats, horror at abortion was the anchor that ensured I could never follow suit. Nobody could convince me that
abortion was anything other than the murder of an unborn child, which by its nature denies Americans their lives and
liberty. In a country where ultrasounds abound, there is no excuse for anyone not realizing that a third-term abortion
is a horrible evil. President Trump has emerged, to the surprise of many, as America's greatest president in espousing
and advancing a culture of life. But running on the issue is also good politics. The Democrats' position here is
beyond extreme, which is why they howl whenever it is highlighted. Credit to the president's team for pointing out the
wonder of life in a child born at 21 weeks.
Trump Republicans, think twice before you vote for abortion-supporting Democrats. The Democratic Party
collectively favors abortion as a "woman's right to choose." To them, the issue is one that concerns the personal freedom of
a woman. On the other hand, the Republican Party is largely against abortion. For the GOP, abortion is about the
most fundamental of all rights: the right to life. The competing beliefs of self-determination and existence keep
abortion at the forefront of our national discussion, but while those who identify as pro-life certainly prize liberty, they
realize that life comes first before all other privileges. Because of that, it must be protected. [...] Sens. Elizabeth
Warren and Bernie Sanders may be the most extreme, but even Pete Buttigieg and Tulsi Gabbard, who, by comparison, aren't as
radical, are questionable enough in their own right. Chief among the reasons to reject any of the Democratic candidates
in their entirety is their desire to protect abortion. The remaining candidates on the Democratic side all support the
legally protected "right" to violently and unnaturally terminate life in the womb. Even Sen. Amy Klobuchar and
former Vice President Joe Biden, who stand to the right of their colleagues on this issue, still adamantly pledge to protect
abortion, not unborn life.
Abortion Fight Will Heat Up in 2020. The clash between the pro-life worldview and the pro-abortion one is going
to be a factor in the 2020 election. The battlefield is taking shape. First, there's a sharp contrast between
President Trump and his Democrat challengers. President Trump is pro-life and has not been shy about saying so.
In his 2019 State of the Union address, he railed against the New York law, asserting, "Lawmakers in New York cheered with
delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments from birth."
He called on Congress to "to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother's womb." Trump
has been called "the most prolife president in American history." Not a single Democrat running for president is pro-life.
Democrats Tired Of Winning? Their Abortion Extremism Suggests Yes. National Democrats are only hurting
themselves by setting nationwide purity tests on issues about which a majority of voters disagree with them. It appears
as if Democrats are indeed tired of winning. Consider this state-level purity test in light of Louisiana Gov. John
Bel Edwards' recent reelection. In a time of increasing state polarization, it should have been a huge victory for the
Democrats to retain the governor's mansion in ruby-red Louisiana. But it wasn't the Democratic Party that ultimately
secured Edwards' reelection. What makes Edwards different from the sea of losing Democratic nominees in a myriad of red
states? It doesn't take a political scientist to figure it out. He won on the strength of his abortion position.
Abortion, Democrats Need to Adjust to Political Reality. According to Gallup, three fourths of Americans think
that abortion should be illegal at least under certain circumstances. Only one fourth think that it be should be
illegal under no circumstances. National Democrats have thrown their lot in with that one fourth. No one expects
Democrats to swivel all of 180 degrees and declare for the opposite minority position, that abortion should be illegal without
exception. But that so few will swivel a few degrees to align themselves emphatically with the majority who think that abortion
should be both legal and restricted is curious. The hard line that most Democratic candidates have taken will hurt the eventual
nominee in the general election even if it doesn't hurt them much in the primaries. Either they fail to appreciate what the
polls tell them about the general election or they think they can use their campaigns to influence public opinion on abortion.
Warren on Abortion Rights. This is chilling. It's also in complete agreement with the UN declaration on
abortion. What's she's saying is it's a human right to kill another human. And every single democrat standing on
that stage with her is in complete agreement. [Video clip]
Is New Litmus Test for Democratic Attorneys General Group. An association of Democratic state attorneys general
will become the first national party committee to impose an explicit abortion litmus test on its candidates, announcing on
Monday [11/18/2019] that it will refuse to endorse anyone who does not support reproductive rights and expanding access to abortion
services. To win financial and strategic backing from the group, candidates will be required to make a public statement
declaring their support of abortion rights. The group, the Democratic Attorneys General Association, recruits candidates
and helps their campaigns with financial support, data analysis, messaging and policy positions. The decision comes as a
series of state legislatures have approved restrictive laws designed to provoke a renewed legal battle over abortion rights, with
the aim to reach the United States Supreme Court and topple Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion.
impeachment all about the SCOTUS? [Scroll down] What is the most important issue for the left?
Unrestricted abortion, under any and all circumstances, even after birth. All other issues are secondary to them.
They want open borders, no voter ID, Venezuela-style socialism, and a massive welfare state that allows the government to
control the population. They embrace the man-made climate change nonsense. But nothing is as precious to the left
as free access to abortion. They do not believe in the sanctity of life, even for a baby born alive. They fear
Roe may be overturned if Trump chooses another Supreme Court Justice. That may be what the current impeachment
absurdity is all about.
Bishops Have Said These Politicians Should Not Receive Communion Because Of Their Abortion Stances. The
practice of refusing communion to pro-abortion politicians is not an uncommon one. Many politicians who profess
themselves to be Catholic, such as former presidential candidate John Kerry, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and former New York
Mayor Rudy Giuliani have all expressed public support of abortion and been told by Catholic bishops not to receive communion
for this. Abortion surfaced as a conflicting issue for Catholic politicians after the Supreme Court passed Roe v.
Wade in 1973, pronouncing a constitutional right to abortion. About 10 years later at a 1984 press conference, New York
Archbishop John Joseph O'Connor spoke out against pro-abortion politicians. "I do not see how a Catholic, in good
conscience, can vote for an individual expressing himself or herself as favoring abortion," he said.
Abortion Sink the Democratic Party in 2020? For years, Democrats attempted to maintain the myth that life
doesn't start until birth, which can be described as the Pete Buttigieg "breath" standard, although plenty of Democrats
support going even farther to denying protection of life even after birth. That myth was shattered by the widespread
availability of ultrasounds. It is simply not possible to view a second-trimester ultrasound and not realize that it is
a human life. But even as it became increasingly obvious that unborn humans are alive to more and more Americans,
Democrats staked out increasingly radical positions. The "safe, legal, and rare" language that Democrats used in the
'90s has given way to the current Democrat platform of abortion on demand up to and even after birth. Abortion is
portrayed no longer as a tragic choice, but as something to be celebrated.
Dems Scramble To Corner The Market On Morality. America
is in crisis. Actually, there are very many crises going on according to the dozen Democrats seeking to be the next president of the United States.
It is all very catastrophic: There is a health care crisis, a reproductive rights crisis, a gun crisis, and of course, there's the ever-present climate
crisis. And in every case, it all comes down to a deep, abiding moral crisis in America. During a three-hour debate on CNN, Dems repeatedly
spoke about who is moral, who is not, and why. Just who rose to the top of the immorality hit parade? Here are [four] targets:
• Gun owners, especially those who own an AR-15 or any other rifle deemed "assault."
• Wealthy citizens for having too much money.
• Pharmaceutical companies for killing Americans by manufacturing opioids.
• State legislatures for closing "reproductive health care clinics."
[...] There wasn't a single man or woman on the stage willing to utter the word abortion. The words "reproductive health care" were used to
sanitize the discussion. What kind of person is it who claims aborting a baby is a moral act?
toward Extinction. Abortion, of course, is the most direct assault on life of all. Since Roe v. Wade was
judicially conjured into law in 1973, the total death toll has been at least 46 million according to CDC statistics.
[...] Even this number leaves out states like California, who refuse to keep statistics. Abortion has gone from what even
liberals saw as an unhappy practice, to the left's loudest and most militant rallying cry. What can one say about a culture
whose most sacred institution is the right to murder its own children?
Prayers. An ardent, prayerful, and moral Nancy Pelosi has been called from sitting for her holy-card portrait
to lend her aid in getting the president impeached — and the nation torn apart in the process. [...] But even as
she expends herself, Mother Teresa-like, for the good of humanity on the impeachment crusade, she can still serve other
mission fields as well. Take last week, when she fellowshipped with the saints at Planned Parenthood, telling them how
"Republicans 'ignore basic morality'" with their bans on partial-birth abortions and infanticide. Such bans are
immoral, she says, because they violate (what else?) the Constitution, and "every woman, everywhere has the constitutional
and moral right to basic reproductive health care." And what more basic reproductive health care does every pregnant mother
need than a grisly procedure that will stop her pregnancy dead — literally? It's strange that 93% of OB-GYNs
so immorally fail to provide their patients with this most basic reproductive health procedure. Are they all Republicans?
Contempt for the Sanctity of Life. The most obvious example of liberal denial of the sanctity of life, of
course, is liberals' position on abortion. For any person who truly believes in the sanctity of life, abortion must be
repugnant. One point six million abortions, terminating approximately one quarter of all pregnancies, are performed
every year in the U.S. At this rate, that would amount to 80 million abortions over the past 50 years. Imagine the
loss of those beautiful human souls. Or are they beautiful? Liberals do not believe so. They tell us
that the earth has become overpopulated. It is "the earth" that matters and not human beings. Or they say the
mothers of those unborn children would not be able to care for them and that the children would just become a burden on the
State. The "burden on the State" is more important than the unborn child. What you will never hear from a liberal
is the idea that every child, born and unborn, is sacred. A child is worth that burden and worth the stress he
purportedly places on "the earth."
Baby Killers. While abortion
was always their Holy Grail — a virtual litmus test for admittance into the world of their perverse
values — even [North Carolina Democrat Senator John] Edwards and his flexible morality could not have imagined
that in January of 2019, the entire Democrat New York State legislature would give a standing ovation to the passage of a law
that sanctioned abortion up until the very moment of birth! That's right, a law that gave the right to a
mother — exhausted by labor and in pain — to decide to snuff out the life of her fully-developed,
perfectly intact full-term baby. Did these Democrats recoil at the very idea of this kind of savagery? Did they
weep or wring their hands at the barbarity of it all? Did they stage a protest against the infanticide that is
forbidden in both Hebrew and Christian bibles? No — they stood up and applauded!
Democratic Party has become
a Continuing Criminal Enterprise. Persons associated with the Democratic Party encourage and support the
willful death of unborn, near-birth, and newly-born children. [...] Infanticide has become the official policy of the
Democratic Party and is likely to be enacted into state laws whenever Democrats control the legislature(s). A case can
be made that the NY Law sanctions infanticide. The Democratic Party considers the commission of infanticide a right,
thereby obviating the right to live.
the Democrats are Trying to Take Us. The common mindset of all those determined to seize power in perpetuity,
either by force of arms or the ballot box, is a profound contempt for the dignity and sanctity of human life. This is a
philosophical necessity in order to view the bulk of the populace as inferior and therefore servants and wards of the state
to be exploited or restrained for political or economic ends. Over time, this mentality inevitably and rapidly descends
into the abyss of malevolence and the indiscriminate taking of life. The first irreversible step in the evolution of
this mindset is unfettered abortion at any stage of gestation or immediately after birth as well as the acceptance and
promotion of unrestrained government sponsored euthanasia.
and the Democrats' Racist Abortion Position. Last week in Atlanta, Joe Biden, Democrat presidential frontrunner
for 2020, said: "For many years as a U.S. senator, I have supported the Hyde amendment as many, many others have
because there was sufficient monies and circumstances where women were able to exercise that right [to abortion], women of
color, poor women, women were not able to have access.... But circumstances have changed." Thus, said Biden, "I
can't justify leaving millions of women without access to the care they need and their ability to exercise their constitutionally
protected right. If I believe healthcare is a right as I do, I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right
dependent on someone's zip code." In response, the crowd of liberal women went wild, applauding ecstatically.
It was an incredible moment. A sick moment. Think about what Joe Biden said, to liberals' roaring approval:
He's reversing his long-held position so "women of color, poor women" can get abortions — that is, have their
abortions publicly paid for. He's changing specifically because of women of color and poor women. He wants them
to be able to have their abortions. He wants to make sure money isn't an issue. He wants no obstacles to them
securing their desire to abort their child.
A 'Good Guy' Without Principle or Backbone. Joe Biden, the crazy uncle that many people try to hide in the
attic, so to speak, is a "good guy," even if he didn't have enough backbone to defend his use of that phrase to describe Vice
President Mike Pence. When the left-wing mobs came calling, Uncle Joe scurried for the exit. Of course, the
former senator already had run from his record in the Anita Hill hearings, during which he apparently privately acknowledged
the inconsistencies of her story. Now, seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in an era when truth and
consequences are of no account, he apologized for not arming the anti-Clarence Thomas mob with pitchforks and torches.
His latest craven surrender is on abortion funding.
Joe Biden: The Evitable
Nominee. If anything could change the perceptions of Democratic primary voters, it would be weakness on the
party's sole sacrosanct issue: Abortion. Pro-life candidates and elected officials have all but been hounded from
the party. The slow process began more than 30 years ago when Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt, a pro-life politician
for his entire career, felt it necessary to do a complete flip-flop in order to pursue his presidential hopes in 1988.
Coincidentally, that was the same year Biden made his first stab at the Oval Office. Democrat primary voters didn't go
for Gebhardt's schtick then, but what about Biden and the now?
Democrats on the defensive as abortion foes ask if party
tolerates their views. [Scroll down] It's left some Democrats who oppose abortion rights, including
Catholics in critically important Midwestern battlegrounds, feeling that party leaders are happy to have their
support — as long as they keep quiet about their anti-choice views. "We've become so intolerant," former
congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said in an interview Friday [6/7/2019]. "They'll take our money, but they can't come
to our events or help us out in our campaigns." Democrats did not expect to be on the defensive on this issue, certainly
not after a spring filled with several conservative states approving controversial, Republican-led laws that imposed almost a
complete ban on abortion.
Says His Infanticide U-Turn Republicans' Fault. It's official, the main Democrat platform going into the 2020
election is Infanticide. According to the Washington Post: 'Joe Biden asked for a pen. Then he reversed a
position he'd held for four decades'. Former Vice President Joe Biden's U-Turn on the Hyde Amendment on Thursday [6/6/2019]
makes the coast clear: All 24 main contenders in the DNC primary race are, down to the last one, solidly pro-abortion.
For 40 years, Biden, a Catholic, was on board with the Hyde Amendment. That all changed because he purportedly faced
"intense backlash" within his own party.
Delay Abortion Vote to Protect Bel Edwards. Louisiana Democrats chose to delay a ballot initiative on abortion
due to a calculation that it could hurt 2019 reelection bids by Democrats such as Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Legislation introduced by pro-life Democratic state representative Katrina Jackson was initially written to put an
anti-abortion constitutional amendment on the ballot this October. But she altered those plans after deciding for
"strategic reasons" the vote should occur in 2020 instead. "I am always concerned that what I do does not impact my
colleagues' elections, that I don't skew the elections," Jackson told Vice reporter Shawna Thomas.
Joe Biden. The standard line of the media is that it is Republicans who have become extreme on abortion.
It might be worth reviewing some history to show just how radicalized in abortion absolutism Democrats have become.
Biden Made His First Mistake? Joe Biden is now officially Causing Trouble for the Democrats. It's about
abortion. The former vice president made clear on Wednesday that (at least as of now) he still supports the Hyde
Amendment, a standard rider included for years on annual spending bills that prohibits using federal money to fund
abortion. This isn't going to blow over: Biden may be the only one of the hundreds of Democrats —
okay, sorry, the two dozen Democrats — running for president to hold that position. So it's an easy way for
his rivals to attack him, and something that both voters and organized groups will likely hold against him. There's no
question that within the party, solid pro-choice positioning is where the majorities are and where the intensity is.
Gaslighting on abortion.
Democratic Party politicians are more radical on abortion policy than their voters are, but you'd never know it from reading
the news. "Trump, Pence Lead GOP Seizure of Late-Term Abortion as a Potent 2020 Issue," one New York Times headline
declared in January. "Trump and Republicans are trying to paint Democrats as radical on abortion" was the Washington
Post's contribution about the same time. Another one from the Post: "Republicans seize on liberal positions to
paint Democrats as radical." The implicit assumption here is that Republicans are dishonestly framing Democrats'
abortion policy and the popularity of their approach. This premise is inaccurate, and it exemplifies the way reporters
gaslight the public and enable Democrats to avoid accountability for their extremism.
Death and the Democrats.
[I]t should be obvious where our existence as free men and women starts. Not with the right of association, or a free
press, or freedom of conscience, or the right to keep and bear arms. Everything begins with the right to life.
That is, unless you are a Democrat in 2019. The Democratic Party has quite literally become the political party of
death. Their promotion of abortion for any reason — or no reason at all — has now gone beyond the
Orwellian demand for "reproductive rights" (how killing a baby in the womb can be twisted into a "right" of reproduction is
perverse on its face), to prominent Democrats becoming champions of not only this trimester abortion but also "fourth
Seven Self-Serving Stratagems of the Despotic Left. [#7] Underlying all these tactics is a profound disrespect
for the dignity of human life which is a necessity in order to view all citizens as pawns of the state. This mindset,
over time, inevitably and rapidly descends into the abyss of malevolence and the indiscriminate taking of the life of anyone
deemed an enemy of the state. Unfettered abortion at any stage of gestation or immediately upon birth as well as the
acceptance of unrestrained euthanasia are the first steps in the evolution of this mindset.
fight abortion opponents — inside the party's own ranks. The Democratic governor of Louisiana signed
one of the strictest anti-abortion bills in the country into law, then traveled to a barge here to inspect emergency flood
control efforts. But John Bel Edwards couldn't stop the political deluge from his own party. "Gov. Edwards'
decision is dangerous and we will fight it," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called
the bill "heartbreaking." Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., labeled it "draconian," while Sen. Kamala Harris,
D-Calif., called his decision to sign it "outrageous."
Pete Buttigieg's plan to overhaul the Supreme Court. As Democrats agonize over a spate of state laws restricting abortion
rights and even a potential reversal of Roe v. Wade, one 2020 presidential candidate is putting an ambitious, long-shot plan
to reform the Supreme Court front-and-center of his campaign. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has talked about
his plan to overhaul the high court since his first days as a candidate. In short, it calls for expanding the number of justices from
nine to 15, with five affiliated with Democrats, five affiliated with Republicans, and five apolitical justices chosen by the first 10.
Democrats choosing to lose? For years, the polling in the U.S. and the world has been unchanged and unchanging:
60% or so of respondents support permitting abortion in the first trimester, 30% or so in the second, and down to the low
teens in the third. For years, presidential candidates on both sides have threaded the needle, appeasing the base while
giving those who dissent leeway enough to vote for them anyhow. Then, sometime in the winter of 2018, the needles were
tossed, the goalposts upended, and the word went forth to any Democrat even dreaming of running for office that the new rules
were unquestioned support for all abortions anywhere under any conditions, to the moment of birth and beyond.
the party of abortion. Democrats are not primarily driven to defend workers, equality, the environment, the
poor, the elderly, or any of the other things they often claim they're fighting for. They are, above all else,
defenders of abortion on demand. The Democratic Party is, bluntly, an arm of the abortion lobby. The Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee, which oversees party efforts to win House elections, last week announced that it was
canceling a fundraiser for Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois. Lipinski once again faces a primary challenge based on
the single issue of abortion. He is the last anti-abortion congressman in the party. The abortion lobby fell just
short in a primary challenge to him last year, and now they're making a second run at the ideological cleansing of their caucus.
Party Wants to Kick One of the Last Pro-Life Democrats Out of Congress. Democratic Illinois Rep. Dan
Lipinski spoke out about distancing pro-life members of his party after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair
backed out of hosting a fundraiser over his views. Lipinski received criticism from fellow Democrats, an opponent in
the Illinois primary and Planned Parenthood for his anti-abortion stances. He said this kind of behavior is what caused
President Donald Trump to win the 2016 election, adding that this exclusivity makes some Democrats feel unwelcome in the party.
Reject 'Born Alive' Abortion Survivors Bill for the 46th Time. Chip Roy is furious with House leadership's
decision to not bring pro-life legislation up for a vote. During a motion in the U.S. House, the Texas Congressman
asked that a pro-life bill, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, come forward for a vote. He demanded that
the Speaker bring it up "for its immediate consideration". Much to his dismay, the bill did not go forward.
Always Follows Democrat Policies. [Scroll down] It's not enough for Democrat abortionists to peddle the
infanticidal mania of zero-restriction abortions. A few weeks ago, Democrat John Rogers, an Alabama state legislator,
said: "Kill them now or you kill them later." The "them" are unwanted children, who either are killed in the womb or
die on the streets or in prison. There was a truth to what Rogers stated, and I doubt he realized his own irony: he
not only confirmed that "it takes a village" — a third-world family structure in which the State is the parent
and provider — is guaranteed to fail, but also admitted that abortion is murder. Rogers didn't stop there; he
channeled his inner Josef Mengele, the Nazi concentration camp physician, by suggesting that the final solution to preventing
abortions is forced sterilization of men.
Abortion Racism in Pennsylvania.
Democrats are losing it over abortion. Sure, they've long been bad on the issue, but they're suddenly escalating the
vitriol. And by "Democrats," I'm referring to elected ones. You could always find unhinged "pro-choice" liberals
doing vulgar things. Elected Democrats, however, have tended to show a little more restraint. Not anymore.
Look at Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York or Gov. Ralph Northam in Virginia, the latter of whom generously promises
that an infant that survives an abortion will be "kept comfortable" amid final gasps without attempts at resuscitation.
In Alabama, Democratic state rep. John Rogers accepts abortion with a shrug: "you kill them now or you kill them
later." Here in Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf is the nation's first governor who was a Planned Parenthood escort —
those macabre volunteers who ensure that distraught girls approaching an abortion facility walk in with cash and walk out
without a baby.
The Editor says...
A baby that is desperately gasping for air is obviously not comfortable, therefore he or she cannot be "kept comfortable."
Moreover, the kind of doctor that works in an abortion clinic is not in the business of keeping babies comfortable.
Groups Vow To Support Primary Challenger To One Of The Last Remaining Pro-Life House Dems. Rep. Dan
Lipinski (D-IL-3) is one of the last remaining pro-life Democrats in the U.S. House. He is the co-chair of the
Congressional Bipartisan Pro-Life Caucus, has a generally pro-life voting record, and spoke at this year's March for Life
rally. This, of course, makes him a ripe target for pro-abortion groups who see anyone to the right of Cecile Richards
as an "enemy of women's rights." As a result, those extreme left wing groups are lining up to support the same woman who
tried but failed to primary Lipinski in 2018.
groups move to oust vocal anti-abortion Democrat from Congress. Progressives failed to oust one of the last
anti-abortion Democrats in Congress last year, but are coming back faster and harder this time around, setting up an
extraordinary intraparty clash. On Monday [5/6/2019], EMILY's List, MoveOn, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned
Parenthood Action Fund, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and Democracy for America announced support for Marie
Newman, who is once again challenging Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., for his suburban Chicago district.
The Editor says...
This elected official can't see any difference between killing a baby and killing a hardened criminal. This inability to
draw a distinction is a sad commentary on his education and his personal morality.
Worse Than 'Creepy Uncle Joe'. Killing newborn children who happen to escape the deadly instruments of an
abortionist and emerge alive from their mothers' wombs is far worse than anything a moral person would deem "creepy." Yet
modern Democrats are actually making the case for what could be described as "post-birth abortions." Infanticidal Democrats
are concerned that Joe Biden is not sufficiently devoted to the cause of killing the unborn — or even the newborn,
if necessary. It seems Biden is a bit too "creepy," but not quite heartless enough for modern Democrats.
Night the Camera Lights Went Out in Georgia. Leaving aside the mortal infamy that is abortion, the vast
majority of Americans support strict limitations on it, including most pro-choice ones. This means nothing to the now
mainstream Democrats for whom a woman's right to kill her child must not be abridged, even post birth. Just ask
Governor Ralph ("Blackie") Northam of Virginia, or the staggering 42 Democratic Senators who last month voted against the
Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Hollywood is even farther left than its ruling party. It cannot
tolerate the thought of flyover country deplorables being so horrified by infanticide that they'd put saving babies above
"women's reproductive rights" — and their bottom line.
Abrams: Georgia Fetal Heartbeat Bill Is 'Evil'. Sunday on MSNBC's "AM Joy," 2018 Georgia Democratic
gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said the Georgia "fetal heartbeat" bill that would ban abortion as soon as a doctor can
detect a fetal heartbeat was "evil." While discussing a potential filming boycott in Georgia if the bill becomes law,
Abrams said, "We have to be a state that is not only friendly to businesses we have to be friendly to the women who work in
businesses. You should not have to worry about you ability to controlling your bodily autonomy because the governor has
pushed such an abominable and evil bill that is so restrictive. It's not only bad for morality and our humanity, it's
bad for business."
79 Percent of New York Residents Oppose the State's Radical Abortion Bill. In January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo
(D-N.Y.) signed a radical abortion bill legalizing abortion through all nine months of pregnancy and removing protections for
babies in the womb and babies born in a botched abortion. According to a new poll released Friday, however, a full 79 percent
of New York residents think abortion should be limited to at least the first six months of pregnancy. According to a Knights
of Columbus (KoC)/Marist poll released Friday [3/29/2019], New York State residents tend to support abortion at higher rates than most
Americans, but even so, only 21 percent say abortion should be "available to a woman at any time during pregnancy," as the
new law provides.
the Party of Infanticide on the Record. Democrats have always been the party of abortion. For a while,
the mantra was "safe, legal and rare." But in the era of the progressive Left, they have turned that slogan on its head.
As of last Monday, Senate Democrats have confirmed that their party is now for unrestricted, unregulated, and unlimited
abortion. Last week, 44 Senate Democrats voted against legislation that would have required doctors to give the same
care to infants who survived abortion procedures as they would give to any other infant. So radical is this new Democratic
Party that 44 of them in the "world's greatest deliberative body" would not even consider protecting a baby who, far from
being in utero, has kicked and screamed its way into the world.
Deceit And Moral Bankruptcy On Abortion. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., sponsored the Born-Alive Abortion
Survivors Protection Act to "prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the
case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion." The bill needed 60 votes to overcome the
Democrats' opposition but got only 53 votes, with all Democrats but three voting against the measure. The
mainstream of the Democratic Party, then, is now on record supporting infanticide under these circumstances. Again,
Democrats are scrambling to justify their votes, and again they're denying their moral depravity in this process by
misrepresenting the substance of the bill. Democrats claimed the bill was vindictively targeted at women and doctors to
punish them and deprive them of their proper role in "reproductive health care." Others claimed the scenario
contemplated by the bill rarely occurs. Still others denied that the bill would have had any effect at all, seeing
as it purported to illegalize something already illegal.
Democrat Senator running for president in 2020 voted for INFANTICIDE (the violent execution of living human
babies). If you're planning to vote Democrat in 2020, just know that you'll also be voting in favor of
murdering newborn babies who survive botched abortions. In case you haven't been paying attention to the news over the
past week, there isn't a single Democratic candidate running for president in 2020 who sees new human life —
whether inside or outside the womb — as having any value whatsoever. As reported by Life Site
News, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York,
Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts all voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors
Protection Act, which would have required that health care workers provide proper medical care for newborn children whose
birth "mothers" try, but fail, to have them murdered through abortion.
Tim Scott's Powerful Speech On Senate Floor After Democrats Refuse To Protect Born-Alive Babies. The day after
Senate Democrats blocked a bill designed to protect babies born alive from botched abortion, Republican Sen. Tim Scott
(SC) took to the Senate floor to address his Democrat counterparts about the intrinsic value of every child's life. "We
are a nation that must continue to value life, and for some reason, somehow, this body missed that opportunity to reinforce
that value system before the American public, to say each child born, no matter your state, no matter your challenges:
you have an intrinsic value," said Scott.
treatment of the Born Alive' bill is a wake-up call. During President Trump's State of the Union address
earlier this month, Americans saw Democratic politicians for what they have truly become. People were shocked when the
majority of the Democratic caucus, including most of the party's women all dressed in white, couldn't find it in their hearts
to applaud when the president called for "a culture that cherishes innocent life." We now know that wasn't just a bad
night for the Democrats, it was a genuine reflection of the craven ghoulishness underlying their attitudes and policy.
What normal, decent person could oppose providing care to a living baby struggling on a table? And yet that is exactly
what 44 Democratic senators just did, effectively killing the Ben Sasse-sponsored "Born Alive" bill by keeping it from a
the obscenity of infanticide. During President Trump's State of the Union address earlier this month, Americans
saw Democratic politicians for what they have truly become. People were shocked when the majority of the Democratic
caucus, including most of the party's women all dressed in white, couldn't find it in their hearts to applaud when the
president called for "a culture that cherishes innocent life." We now know that wasn't just a bad night for the
Democrats, it was a genuine reflection of the craven ghoulishness underlying their attitudes and policy. What normal,
decent person could oppose providing care to a living baby struggling on a table? And yet that is exactly what 44
Democratic senators just did, effectively killing the Ben Sasse-sponsored "Born Alive" bill by keeping it from a floor vote.
Can No Longer Be A Decent Person And A Democrat. Last night, Senate Democrats blocked a bill called the Born
Alive Abortion Survivors Act. The media tells us that this was an "anti-abortion" bill. The blood-drenched
scumbags of NARAL call it an "extremist" and "anti-choice" bill. Elizabeth Warren calls it an attack on women. It
was none of those things. The legislation would not restrict abortion at all. It had nothing to do with
"reproductive rights" or "choice" or "fetuses" or any handy euphemism. The point was simply to protect those children
who are born after a failed abortion. Let me emphasize: the bill in question would have given legal protection to
born, living, infant humans. [...] Criminal penalties were also prescribed for anyone who kills a born infant.
It is quite a sad statement that such a law would even need to be proposed in the first place, but that's the state of things.
The New Nihilism. The country
has long been divided on abortion, which has been legal by court decision for nearly half a century, with well over 50
million abortions performed since 1973. Half the country would still allow it; half want it ended. A fourth of
Americans would forbid it under all circumstances including rape of the mother; the other quarter of the public would allow
it to the point of delivery — or even after. Yet the new Democratic position, as we see from efforts in New
York and Virginia and in other states, is well beyond extreme. As Virginia governor Ralph Northam articulated the new
laxity: the mother and doctor after birth could in theory and in mutual consultation agree to kill the delivered
infant — a position shared only by a few countries such as North Korea and China where it de facto occurs.
Endangered species of snails, worms, and rodents in theory earn more protection from radical progressives than do third-trimester
unborn babies and delivered infants, who can be deemed without legal protection.
Ways Democrats Want to Ruin Your Life. The Left, Democrats and the media, has rallied around abortion rights, fearing
that the Supreme Court may look again at the Roe v. Wade decision. Leftists have become the party of abortion.
The sanctity and precious nature of human life is sacrificed on the altar of personal freedom.
Trump's Annihilation of the Democratic Party. The renunciation of any notions of sacrifice, patriotic pride, the
spirituality of life, or the recognition of anything except the smash-and-grab politics of endless atomized grievances and instant
gratification of convenience, has reached what must, in its way, be the end of history. The governor of Virginia, Ralph
Northam, a pediatric neurologist, led the way downwards with an unctuous statement on the virtues of delivering children, assuring
their survival as live babies, and then determining in discussion with the mother (of course) whether they deserved to be allowed
to survive. This was an attitude that appalled a large section of opinion in 5th century B.C. Athens. In espousing
it, far more than the utter moral vacuity of the cutting edge of the Democratic Party has been exposed.
Are Showing Us All Who They Really Are — Let's Believe Them. The still-unfolding fiasco in Virginia
in which State House Rep. Kathy Tran introduced a bill — she didn't even seem to understand all that
well — that literally would legalize infanticide, grabbed the attention of the entire country. Video footage
of Tran having to have her own bill explained to her by a lawyer from NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) appears
to reveal that Tran was only submitting this bill on behalf of NARAL and other pro-abortion groups. She did not even
understand it herself, and it's becoming clear that neither did other State House representatives who had backed it. As
if this wasn't bad enough, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam went on a radio show and droned in completely unemotional fashion
about how a baby born alive would be kept 'comfortable' while a discussion ensued as to whether to end that infant's life or
not. As you can imagine, when a video of that interview went viral on social media, plenty of people were horrified.
A growing record of insanity. It's hard to keep up
with the tsunami of cultural and economic insanity thundering through a thousand outlets every day, but here's a try. [...]
New York State's Democrats last week legalized late-term abortion right up to a baby's due date. Virginia's Democratic
Gov. Ralph Northam endorsed what amounts to infanticide after birth while defending a proposed law that would allow
abortion of a baby even during a woman's labor. Commentator Larry O'Connor has dubbed Dr. Northam, who is a
pediatric neurologist, "Governor Gosnell," after the infamous Philadelphia baby butcher recently depicted in the Dean Cain
Abortion May Be Only the Beginning. Once upon a time, leading Democrats, such as Bill Clinton, wanted abortion
to be "safe, legal, and rare." Given the reality of Roe v. Wade and the unlikely prospect of it ever
being repealed, this stance on abortion had been the status quo in America for decades. Nevertheless, abortion remains
a thorny political and social issue. Democrats, not following the admonition "perfect is the enemy of the good," have
doubled down to the point that reversing Roe is not now so far-fetched. Not satisfied with a contentious truce
between the pro- and anti-abortion factions in the U.S., the left wants to rub the noses of most decent Americans into new
levels of legalized barbarism.
baby-killer party? Defending the indefensible. The Republicans were once proudly known as the anti-slavery
party. If the Democrats keep on their current tack, they will be known not just as the abortion party but the infanticide
one. We think a lot of Democrats actually welcomed the bizarre black-face saga of Virginia's Democratic Gov. Ralph
Northam over the weekend. It took a lot of the media play away from his statements concerning a liberal abortion bill
that would make current late-term abortion law look like child's play. One of the sponsors of the bill (since
defeated) answered "yes" when asked if her bill would okay the killing of a baby AFTER its delivery.
Dems block bill requiring medical care for abortion survivors. The Democratic Party seems to be willing to
protect not just late-term abortions, but killing of babies who survive the attempt on their lives. Governor Ralph
Northam's cold-blooded explanation of allowing parents and doctors to discuss whether or not to finish off the victim, as
part of the bill sponsored by Democrat Kathy Tran, shocked most people who heard about it — those who don't rely
on the mainstream media.
debate turns to visions of murder. For the feminist red-hots, abortion has become a rite of passage. The
only thing wrong with abortion is that you have to get a man involved to need an abortion in the first place. Denise
McAllister, a frequent Fox News guest, public speaker and contributor to PJ Media, offered the observation the other day that
feminists and other abortion advocates regard abortion as an easy solution to irresponsible sexual adventuring. She has
been threatened with death by strangulation or rape and forcible abortion, presumably to show her the good times she has been
Clinton calls banning abortion 'un-Christian'. Christianity is quite anathema to the left, given the energy
with which it seeks to erase it from the public square. But for Chelsea Clinton, who's always a little out there with
her logic, it has its uses. Speaking for Sirius radio, she effectively declared abortion rights 'Christian,' by
claiming that efforts to end them are 'un-Christian.' [...] It's grotesque, given that abortion ends a human life and has
since led to an abhorrent commercial trade in body parts profiteering by Planned Parenthood.
Clinton: Would Be 'Unchristian' to Return to Time Before Legal Abortion. Thursday [9/13/2018] during an
interview with SiriusXM's "Signal Boost," former first daughter Chelsea Clinton said it would be "unchristian" to return to a
"pre" Roe v. Wade time, meaning before abortion was legal in the United States. Clinton said, "I look at my
children and I have to quote Jim Yong Kim, 'optimism is a moral choice.' Every day I make the moral choice to be optimistic.
That my efforts and my energies, particularly when I'm fortunate enough to be in partnership with kinda fellow travelers,
hopefully will make a difference."
The Editor says...
To put it as politely as possible, Ms. Clinton appears to be completely unfamiliar with Christianity.
The Editor says...
Hey, Chelsea, aren't you one of those people who is constantly squawking about "separation of church and state?"
Why does it matter to you if a law is un-Christian?
Feinstein admits Democratic opposition to Brett Kavanaugh is all about abortion. Democrats don't really care
about documents from Brett Kavanaugh's time working in the White House. Democrats only really care about Brett
Kavanaugh's opinion on abortion. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., gave that away. The ranking member of the
Senate Judiciary Committee wasn't halfway through her remarks when she admitted that Roe v. Wade was the core
problem here. After noting that Kavanaugh believes the landmark 1973 decision is "settled law," Feinstein followed up
with an admission, "The question is really: Do you believe that it's correct law?" Feinstein and the other nine
committee Democrats, in other words, won't vote to confirm Kavanaugh unless the judge promises to rule the way they want
Cousin Worries That Other Pro-Life Democrats Have Left the Building. Brandon Presley says he has had an
interest in politics since the day he was born, and that he was "born a Democrat." He is proud to say that, and he
doesn't hide his votes for Obama and Clinton. But he grows weary of the national party not listening to voters like him
who are still pro-life and pro-gun and don't look at law enforcement as the enemy.
Can't Defend Voting to Fund Planned Parenthood. Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin of the very red state of West
Virginia is one of those political chameleons, who, in order to survive politically, will defend into the political
environment of the moment and, like another famous "moderate" Democrat before him, one William Jefferson Clinton, will say
whatever the group he is speaking to wants to hear, even if they might be differing groups in adjoining rooms. He will
vote to confirm a Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court but, despite trying to placate the deplorable Trump-voters of West
Virginia with moderate words, will vote to keep Obamacare; oppose tax cuts; and, yes, oppose defunding of Planned Parenthood
after pledging to support defunding of the abortion mill.
Nancy Pelosi Prays to God for the Continued Killing of the Unborn. Roman Catholic Nancy Pelosi, who is not
allowed to receive communion, was recently asked, "Speaking of women's rights, how do we stop Kavanaugh...?" Her answer
is demonic to some of us. To those who agree with her, take into account the point to be made here. She is praying
to the creator of life to allow Americans to continue killing.
Candidate Deletes Tweet Touting Endorsement From Abortion Advocacy Group. Pennsylvania congressional candidate
Susan Wild touted her support on Twitter from a group that has previously advocated population control before ultimately
deleting her tweet and calling the matter "a distraction." Wild said she was "honored" to receive the endorsement of the
Population Connection Action Fund, formerly Zero Population Growth (ZPG), which in the past condemned "irresponsible breeding"
and called for excessively taxing large families. In the 1960s, the group said its goals were providing government funds
for abortion and implementing heavy taxes on families with more than two children.
Shouts for Abortion. Over the years, Oprah Winfrey has seemingly evolved into America's mom. After her TV career, she
sounds like an evangelist preaching a feminist substitute to replace religion in her monthly Oprah Magazine. Her August issue carries
this motivational nugget of Oprah wisdom on the cover: "We all want to feel radiant, joyful, and alive. It starts with choosing
love — in any form." No mention of faith, but no surprise there. How do you feel "radiant, joyful, and alive"?
Winfrey has the answer. In this very issue, she devotes a full-page ad to promote — ready? — the hashtag
ShoutYourAbortion. According to Oprah Winfrey, a good way to show you're "choosing love" is to murder your unborn baby.
Joins Red State Dems To Keep Funding For Planned Parenthood. Several Red State Democratic senators voted
Thursday against defunding Planned Parenthood, an abortion referral agency. As the Washington Examiner reports,
Sens. Joe Donnell (D-Ind.), Bill Nelson (D-Fl.), Bob Casey (D-Penn.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) all opposed an amendment from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that would have
withheld federal money from the organization. The Senate defeated the motion 48-45. In a news release from West
Virginia Republican Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey, spokesman Nathan Brand wrote that "Sen. Manchin's support for the
largest abortion provider in the nation continues to be one of the biggest issues" in the senate race and notes that "this is
the fifth time Sen. Manchin has voted to fund abortion provider Planned Parenthood."
Clinton to headline abortion event opposing Brett Kavanaugh. Chelsea Clinton has not endorsed any candidates
ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, but she is jumping into the Senate fight over President Trump's nomination of Brett
Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Clinton will headline a "Rise Up For Roe" event in New York City Saturday to oppose Trump's
second nominee to the nation's highest court, she confirmed to the Washington Examiner. The Aug. 11 event in
Manhattan is meant "to talk about the very real threat #Kavanaugh poses to abortion rights," according to the event's website.
They Applauded Woman Bragging About Her Abortion How Can Any Christian Vote Democrat? This week, popular
conservative blogger Matt Walsh tackled the question of whether Christians can vote Democrat because of the party's
increasing devotion to the abortion industry. Writing for The Blaze, Walsh penned an open letter to a reader who said
she is a Christian and a Democrat. He responded to her by pointing out how the Democratic Party has changed in recent
years. The party is now adopting and openly flaunting anti-Christian positions, especially on abortion.
the children, say the pro-choicers. The hypocrisy is astonishing, the level of ignorance and self-delusion
mind-boggling, the cognitive dissonance textbook. Protesters march, chanting, "Hey, hey, hey, NRA, how many kids have
you killed today?" Immigration activists block a bus carrying the children of "immigrants" to a holding facility and roar,
"Set the babies free!" These are likely the same people who champion the separation of children from their mothers' wombs
by means of the vacuum hose, the scalpel, or drugs.
for lieutenant governor turns nasty over abortion. The gloves are off in the race for New York lieutenant
governor. Incumbent Kathy Hochul slammed Democratic primary rival Jumaane Williams for having "not consistently
supported" abortion rights in a web video ad released Thursday [7/12/2018]. "With President Trump attacking New York every
day we must fight back. His recent Supreme Court nominee could end Roe v Wade and a woman's right to choose. Cynthia
Nixon's running mate Mr. Williams has been socially conservative and has not consistently supported a woman's right to
choose," Hochul said.
of the Aborticrats. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer tweeted: "Today, I am celebrating the FREEDOM
of women to make their own health care decisions, as established by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade." Schumer has
lied about Planned Parenthood providing "mammograms, maternity care, cancer screenings & more." As pro-life Live Action's
Lila Rose reported, "The reality is, Planned Parenthood does zero mammograms, performs less than two percent of women's
cancer screenings in the U.S., offers virtually no prenatal care, yet does over a third of the nation's abortions —
887 abortions every day." One of NARAL and Planned Parenthood's most ardent champions, Schumer high-fived colleagues in
January after spearheading efforts to kill a bill banning late-term abortions past 20 weeks.
V. Wade Is The Hill (Of Bodies) The Left Wants To Die On. Of all the shrill campaigns that have been launched
by the Left, none is as continuous as the fight for so-called abortion rights. At least, that is how it seems. In
1973, American women were granted a sickening freedom that allows them to take the life of their unborn child(ren) for
reasons as mundane as "they came at an inconvenient time." There is no need for necessity to enter the picture.
You can even decide abortion is the best option if your child is, in your mind, the wrong race, gender, or has a disability.
With this, the superficial and irresponsible aspects of womanhood are praised as empowerment. As has been the trend for
decades, it is near criminal to criticize a woman for such things. If you're a man and dare to discuss abortion, you are
required to be loudly pro-choice. Those in favor of life need not apply. If you're a woman and attempt to hold
fellow females accountable for these brutal beliefs and actions, you're really exhibiting some sort of internalized
misogyny. It's all very grotesque.
Activist Rachel Maddow Only Cares About Babies If They're Children of Illegal Immigrants. Arguably it is the
single most laughable thing that liberals do — piously ooze purported concern for babies while otherwise elevating
abortion on demand to a sacred right that must be defended at all costs. No leftist in media better evokes this
perverted dynamic than MSNBC's clownish master of smarm, Rachel Maddow. Her most recent example might well have set a
record for cringes among conservatives who comprise a sliver of her audience. On her show Monday night [5/7/2018], Maddow was
talking about First Lady Melania Trump's signature effort, "Be Best," which is "an awareness campaign dedicated to the most
valuable and fragile among us, our children," as Mrs. Trump described it.
women abort at 3 times the rate of white women. Liberals don't mind that [Margaret] Sanger was a big fan of
Hitler's eugenics beliers; the only good people have blue eyes and blond hair. Liberals aren't concerned that around
80% of PP clinics are in minority neighborhoods. Liberals have often said that the government should pay for abortion
since it's cheaper than welfare.
Stand For: [#1] They support the right of the British government to use force to prevent
parents from taking their child to see doctors who might be able to save their child's life if the British courts decide that
it's in the best interest of the child to die. [#2] They support killing the unborn who can feel pain by
literally cutting them to pieces, but they demand prison time for someone who mistreats animals. [#3] They
want to kill unborn babies with Down syndrome. [#4] They want to kill the elderly, who are no longer a
benefit to society in the minds of leftists. [#5] They deny the settled science that human life begins at
conception. [#6] They spend their money on themselves by having fewer children and condemn those who have
more kids even when they pay for them. [#7] They don't care that black women are three times as likely to
abort as white women.
Pelosi promises 'pro-choice gavel when we win the Congress'. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday [4/24/2018]
the Democratic Party doesn't have litmus tests for its congressional candidates — though she made it clear that if Democrats
flip control of the House, they will fight for abortion rights. Mrs. Pelosi told the student at the Georgetown Institute of
Politics that Democrats will support pro-life Democrats over a pro-life Republicans in order to increase their chances of taking over
the lower chamber and that she takes "heat" for that.
Obama Praises the Parkland Five. [Scroll down] After all, Obama is the one who laments death by guns while supporting "pervasive
accessibility" to abortion on demand. In fact, the most glaring contradiction in Obama's Parkland stance is that 18 years
ago, he would have heartily supported aborting the five teens to whom he pays Time tribute. Nevertheless, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, there are still approximately 33,000 gun violence deaths in the US, two
thirds of which are from suicide, a right to choose Democrats likely support. Therefore, if former President Obama is concerned
about violent death, why does he ignore the statistic that says every ten days, 30,000 Americans lose their lives in an abortion facility?
Parenthood Is The NRA Of The Democratic Party. A pro-life Democrat flipped a seat blue Tuesday [3/6/2018] in a state that
had been solidly Republican for decades. Only, you wouldn't know Democrat Phil Spagnuolo was pro-life because he rarely mentioned
it. In fact, when the New Hampshire Journal posted an article about his beliefs on the eve of the election, Spagnuolo immediately
rushed out a response: "While I believe as much in my personal life, I don't think it should be the government's role to tell
women what they can or can't do with their bodies," he said. In Western Pennsylvania, pro-life Democrat Conor Lamb is facing a
Republican in a special election March 13.
Activist Maria Shriver Will Headline Catholic Church Event. A political figure, abortion activist and journalist, Maria
Shriver also claims to be a practicing Catholic. And despite her opposition to many Catholic Church teachings, Shriver is slated
to speak at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in March, California Catholic Daily reports. Shriver, a
journalist for NBC News and the former first lady of California, has not kept her beliefs private either.
Kick Out Their Last Pro-Life Congressman. The Democratic Party has eliminated from their ranks the last
prominent pro-lifer, officially solidifying the abortion "litmus test" put in place by Democratic Party chairman Tom
Perez. According to LifeSiteNews, Rep. Dan Lipinski stood with Democrats on virtually every social issue,
including "voting to fund military 'sex change' surgeries, and ending his opposition to gay 'marriage,'" but still
could not solidify the party's endorsement for his candidacy.
Pelosi Quotes "Welcome the Children" Bible Verse But Supports Killing Children in Abortions. House Minority
Leader Nancy Pelosi criticized politicians for not welcoming vulnerable immigrant children Wednesday [2/7/2018], though she
herself supports the destruction of millions of unborn babies' lives through abortion. PJ Media reports Pelosi's
hypocrisy came through loud and clear during her 8-hour speech on immigration and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
program. The California Democrat has come under fire many times for claiming to be Catholic and a supporter of children
while staunchly defending abortion on demand up until birth. In her speech Wednesday, Pelosi made references to the
Bible and Catholic church teachings about children to defend her position on immigration.
Passes Pro-Life Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions. As hundreds of thousands of pro-life people
prepare to march in the March for Life, the House of Representatives voted to approve the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection
Act — legislation protecting babies who survive abortions. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
(H.R. 4712) passed 241-183. All Republicans voted for final passage, but only six Democrats voted in favor of it.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said the bill was necessary to protect babies who are born alive after botched abortions.
Will Spend $25 Million This Year Pushing Pro-Abortion Candidates. The American Civil Liberties Union, often a
partner with the abortion industry in lawsuits, plans to spend a huge amount to support pro-abortion candidates in the 2018
midterm elections. Politico reports the liberal non-profit has at least $25 million slated to promote abortion and
other liberal issues in the upcoming elections. The ACLU does not have a political action committee, so it cannot
directly support or endorse candidates; it can, however, support issues, according to the Christian Post. The
pro-abortion legal group said it will release an election scorecard with candidates' positions, statements and votes on
various issues. It also plans to run advertisements, town hall meetings and phone banks leading up to the midterm
elections, according to the report.
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.