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Court decisions and abortion-related politics

Joe Biden is the Most Pro-Abortion President in American History.  The legacy of the Roe v. Wade decision is the loss of nearly 65 million unborn children and the immeasurable harm it has done to women.  While states work to protect unborn children, it is deeply disappointing that the Biden-Harris administration is running roughshod over the good work states are doing by promoting unlimited abortion at every turn.  President Biden supports the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions and has used numerous legally fraught administrative actions to push abortion into pro-life states.  He has called for the elimination of the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal funds from being used to pay for abortions in many federal programs.  President Biden has pledged to sign the "Women's Health Protection Act," a bill that would enshrine unlimited abortion until birth in federal law and do away with virtually all existing protections for unborn children and their mothers on both the federal and state levels, including parental involvement laws.

Biden's EEOC Says Employers Must Accommodate Workers' Abortions.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a final rule on Monday including abortion in the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).  The final rule dictates that, under the PWFA, employers with 15 or more employees must provide the same accommodations to workers who have abortions as those who have "limitations related to... pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions."  The PWFA passed with bipartisan support in 2022, and did not include language about abortion.  Instead, the law was created to allow reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant and postpartum mothers such as time off and flexible breaks, unless the accommodation would result in an undue hardship for the employer.

Arizona Supreme Court Confirms There's No Right to Abortion.  Today [4/9/2024], the Arizona Supreme Court ruled 4-2 that abortion is illegal statewide with the exception to save the mother's life.  In Planned Parenthood Arizona v.  Mayes, the Court stated that "physicians are now on notice that all abortions, except those necessary to save a woman's life, are illegal."  The 1864 near-total abortion ban can once again go into effect after 14 days.  The Court stated that the 1864 law, which had been ruled unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade, "had never been repealed," and since there is now neither a federal right to abortion nor any federal or state law prohibiting the law's operation, it is "now enforceable."  The case centered around a legal challenge by Planned Parenthood arguing current law allows abortion so the Civil War-era ban should remain blocked.

Arizona Supreme Court rules a near-total abortion ban from 1864 is enforceable.  The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a 160-year-old near-total abortion ban still on the books in the state is enforceable, a bombshell decision that adds the state to the growing lists of places where abortion care is effectively banned.  The ruling allows an 1864 law in Arizona to stand that made abortion a felony punishable by two to five years in prison for anyone who performs one or helps a woman obtain one.  The law — which was codified in 1901, and again in 1913 — outlaws abortion from the moment of conception but includes an exception to save the woman's life.

Republican 'War on Women' Is a Media Myth.  Republicans have been accused of waging a "war on women" for several election cycles now.  But is there any truth to this claim?  Democrats and their supporters in the media are leaning into an election-year fear-mongering campaign about Republican "bans" on reproductive rights.  In their redefinition, any limitation on abortion throughout pregnancy, even in the third trimester, is a "ban."  Even more disingenuous, Democrats have also accused Republicans of threatening birth control and, most recently, IVF.  Welcome to the political silly season.  Both parties have people on their fringes who take extreme positions, but that doesn't make it the party's position or long-term objective.  And both parties have political consultants who know how to misconstrue the intention behind certain pieces of legislation.

The Plight of the Socially Superior.  Generally speaking, Trump-despisers look down upon Trump enthusiasts — and, it should be noted, Trump enthusiasts normally resent being looked down upon. [...] Trump-despisers find it difficult to understand why many Trump enthusiasts object to abortion.  It cannot possibly be because these objectors honestly believe that an unborn baby is a human being and that, therefore, to kill an unborn baby is to commit homicide.  "We don't believe anything so silly as that," say the despisers, "and therefore no rational person can believe it."  What, then, is the motive driving pro-life people?  "That's easy to explain," the despisers tell us.  "It is a misogynistic desire to control women, to limit their freedom, to keep them subordinate to men."  The despisers say this without pausing to note that the pro-life movement is predominantly led and staffed by women.

Pro-Life Tragedy:  France Embeds Abortion in Constitution, Other Nations Will Follow.  In an overwhelming 780-72 vote, the French parliament has just enshrined a "right" to abortion in the nation's constitution.  It is the first country in the world to do so.  Why?  Was there a push to outlaw abortion, which has been legal in France since the 1970s?  Was there an effort to lower France's gestational restriction, which had recently expanded abortion from 12 weeks to 16 weeks of pregnancy?  No and no.  The push to make abortion a constitutional right was a direct response to the United States Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade in 2022.  It could be tempting to write off this development.  Abortion wasn't "threatened" in any way in France.  Speaking to Reuters, Association of Catholic Families President Pascale Moriniere put it bluntly: "We imported a debate that is not French," casting the entire exercise as "an effect of panic from feminist movements."  The BBC noted that some jurists in France actually believed that abortion was already a constitutional right.

Christian Employers Do Not Have To Pay For Transgender Surgeries, Federal Judge Rules.  A federal judge in North Dakota ruled on Monday that Christian employers do not have to provide payment and healthcare for transgender surgeries and other procedures.  On Monday U.S. District Judge Daniel Traynor in Bismarck ruled that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cannot enforce the Christian Employers Alliance (CEA) to cover medical care for gender transition surgeries.  Traynor, who is a Donald Trump nominee, stated that Christian groups are protected under religious liberty protections from being forced to provide "gender transition services."

Jill Biden Celebrates Abortion, Calling Killing Babies a "Right".  Jill Biden loves abortion just as much as her husband Joe and, during a campaign event in Wisconsin, called killing babies in abortions a so-called right.  Biden spoke to a small group of a couple hundred people in Waukesha on Sunday and her main message was promoting and celebrating abortion.  Next she will take her pro-abortion campaign to Georgia, Arizona and Nevada.  Biden condemned former President Donald trump and said he wants a national ban on abortions — though he has proposed a measure to protect babies from late-term abortions.  The she absurdly claimed that women have fewer rights now than they did before the Dobbs decision.

Kamala Harris Continues Her Abortion Celebration Tour in a State With Abortions Up to Birth.  America's abortion cheerleader Kamala Harris is continuing her abortion celebration tour tomorrow.  She will head to Michigan, a state where abortions are virtually unlimited up to birth for any reason.  Democrats often say that they don't support abortions up to birth, yet Harris will take her pro-abortion campaign to yet another state with almost no limits on abortions up to birth.  Moreover, Harris claims that the so-called right to have babies killed in abortions is eroding, yet she is campaigning in a state where that is not the case.  In fact, abortion activists in Michigan are now trying to get rid of one of the last pro-life laws — one which provides women informed consent, and ensuring they're aware of the dangers and risks of abortions and alternatives to it.

Democrats spreading phony tales of Republicans wanting to ban things to scare people.  Very few Republicans, especially the ones running for office, are suggesting a nationwide ban on abortion yet that is what the media and other Democrats are telling the public every day as they troll for votes.  Republicans, like most of the world, are seeking limits.  Roe v. Wade was supposed to be for first trimester abortions.  European countries generally limit abortions to around the first trimester.  The majority of Americans want limits around the first trimester.  Few countries, including China and North Korea, have no limits yet; that is essentially what Biden, Harriis, and most Democrats, including the complicit media, are campaigning for.  There are generally a couple of proper exceptions to the limits, and they are when the health or the life of the mother is in danger.

New Poll Shows 75% of Young Voters Oppose Joe Biden's Agenda of Abortions Up to Birth.  A new poll conducted by YouGov and Students for Life of America shows young voters are more supportive of the pro-life perspective than many people might expect.  Students for Life of America & the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement examined the political and policy views.  In early January 2024, YouGov/Vinea Research interviewed 1,121 registered voters between the ages of 18-42 (Gen-Z and Millennials) via a five-minute online survey.  The sample of 1,121 was then matched down to a sample of 1,000 to produce the final data set.  The poll found just 25% of those polled agreed with Joe Biden's position supporting unlimited abortions up to birth.  And only 9% supported the Democrat Party position against legislation to protect babies who survive abortions.  "Once again, only 9% supported the Democratic Party's radical agenda of abortion through all 9 months without limits, up to and including allowing infanticide — the death of a baby born during a botched abortion," SFLA said about that result.  The poll found that young Americans also support abortion limits even before the baby is viable.

President Biden's 'Top Priority' for a second term?  What would President Biden's top priority be should he be awarded a second term in office?  Well, according to his campaign manager, the president is "adamant" to "restore Roe."  Yup.  Quentin Fulks, Biden's principal deputy campaign manager, recently told Kristen Welker, host of NBC's Meet the Press, that abortion would be the commander-in-chief's "top priority" if he is returned to the White House.  Frankly, that surprises me.  I would've thought his top priority would be to continue trying to lock up his political opponents.  Or to stay up past 8 pm.  Even if you are "pro-choice," making abortion the "top priority" is macabre at best.  How about stopping the flood of illegals coming across our southern border, and the fentanyl and human trafficking that a porous border allows?

The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban.  The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban, even in medical emergencies, while a legal fight continues.  The justices said they would hear arguments in April and put on hold a lower court ruling that had blocked the Idaho law in hospital emergencies, based on a lawsuit filed by the Biden administration.  The Idaho case gives the court its second major abortion dispute since the justices in 2022 overturned Roe v. Wade and allowed states to severely restrict or ban abortion.  The court also in the coming months is hearing a challenge to the Food and Drug Administration's rules for obtaining mifepristone, one of two medications used in the most common method of abortion in the United States.

Pro-Life Americans Must Fight Ballot Measures for Abortions Up to Birth.  The year 2024 is looking to be a very important year for the pro-life movement.  The second full year since the Dobbs decision will pose both challenges and opportunities for pro-lifers.  At the federal level, Republican members of Congress will again have to fight to save the Hyde amendment.  They will also attempt to thwart efforts by the FDA under the Biden administration to make chemical-abortion pills more available.  Of course, a victory by a pro-life presidential candidate in November could measurably advance a culture of life through both executive-branch appointments and judicial nominations.  However, some of the most important political activity will take place at the state level in 2024.  A recent article from the Catholic News Agency indicates that supporters of legal abortion are planning on running direct-democracy campaigns in as many as twelve states in the 2024 election cycle.

Court Rules That Federal Emergency Room Law Does Not Require Doctors To Perform Abortions.  A federal court of appeals upheld a previous ruling Tuesday that a law requiring hospitals to treat patients dealing with an emergency does not apply to abortions.  A district court ruled in August 2022 that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cannot force states like Texas, which has outlawed abortion, to require a doctor to provide abortion services under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTLA), which prohibits hospitals from turning away emergency patients, according to CNN. HHS appealed the decision, but the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the lower court had not erred in its decision and upheld an injection preventing the department from forcing the state of Texas to comply, according to court documents.

Virginia Democrats already pushing abortion-on-demand amendment.  The proposed amendment guarantees abortion on demand for any reason throughout pregnancy.  Unlike Ohio's recently adopted Issue One, it does not even feign the pretense of a post-viability limit on abortion.  Instead, any restriction by Virginia would be subject to a test that identifies a "compelling state interest" and is the "least restrictive means" to achieve that interest.  Clearly, under this amendment, the state has no interest in the life of the unborn.  In that sense, it's even more radical than Roe v. Wade, which paid lip service to the state's "interest" in "potential life" (though, in practice, the Court never found any instance in which that "interest" stood in the way of an abortion).  What is clearly behind this language (and its references to "accepted clinical standards" and "evidence-based medicine") is the exclusion of any sort of legislation attendant to abortion that might conceivably discourage a woman from having one.

100 Pro-Abortion Groups Demand Joe Biden Promote Killing Even More Babies in Abortions.  Over 100 leading pro-abortion organizations released an abortion wish list for the Biden-Harris administration.  The 2023 Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Policy Agenda presents additional policies and actions the groups want the Biden-Harris administration take to further advance abortion as part of what they call sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice (SRHRJ).  The groups explain their view that abortion is necessary for gender equality and bodily autonomy stating: "There is no gender equality or bodily autonomy for all without meaningful progress in reproductive justice, freedom, and liberty."  Translation:  Access to the killing of unborn children is reproductive justice, reproductive freedom, and reproductive liberty.

Indiana Abortions Dropped to "Essentially Zero" as Abortion Ban Saves Babies.  According to the Guttmacher Institute, the preeminent pro-abortion think tank, "Guttmacher Data Show Virtually No Abortions in Indiana Following New Ban and Continued Impact of Recent Restrictions in North Carolina."  Earlier this week, Guttmacher "released the latest round of data from its Monthly Abortion Provision Study, covering the period from January through August 2023.  The latest estimates include initial insights into the effects of a total abortion ban in Indiana, where abortions dropped to essentially zero, as well as the continued impact of severe restrictions recently implemented in North Carolina."

Is Post-Roe America More Pro-Life, or Less?  You've undoubtedly heard that Republicans have found themselves, as Caroline Vakil relates over at The Hill, in "political quicksand when it comes to abortion," evidenced by underwhelming performances at the polls since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.  The end of Roe was a pyrrhic victory for Republicans, say both forlorn conservative squishes and giddy leftist pundits.  The suggestion by both is that Republicans underestimated Americans' appetite for laws allowing babies to be slaughtered in the womb by the tens of thousands each year.  The most recent example cited for this crisis in the pro-life movement is the popular ballot initiative in Ohio that legislated a right to abortion at the state level.

How many elections will Republicans lose in 2024 because of the abortion issue?  Yes, if there is a heartbeat, it's a baby.  The problem is that Republicans cannot save innocent babies if they keep losing elections.  And if we lose elections, especially the White House, Senate, and House in 2024, more than babies might die as the nation tilts toward Marxist Democrat control. [...] Based on votes in 2022 and 2023, the American people do not trust government (no surprise there) on the issue of abortion.  They want the health conversation to remain between the doctor and patient.  Just look at what happened last year.  In 2022, abortion rights ballot measures won in all six states including red states like Montana, Kentucky, and Kansas.  The other three states were Michigan, California, and Vermont.  Those six states were loud warnings to Republicans, and they ignored them.

GOP Can't Make Up Its Mind About Abortion.  Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court set the record straight in the Dobbs ruling, returning the decision to the states via their people or elected representatives, ["]The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe v.  Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v.  Casey are overruled; the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.["]  Some states jumped at the opportunity.  My state of Colorado has no limits on abortion, allowing it from conception until birth.  Last week Ohio passed a more limited right to abortion via Constitutional amendment, with no restrictions up until fetal viability, around 22-24 weeks of pregnancy, or later if necessary "to protect the life or health of the mother."  Not defined is "health" of the mother.  Physical health?  Mental health?  Emotional health?  These will be decided on a "case by case basis", probably without much thought or scrutiny.

Abortion Activists Spent $67 Million Buying Ohio Vote, Had 3-1 Advantage on TV Ads.  A new report on the aftermath of the Issue 1 vote in Ohio finds that radical abortion activists spent almost $67 million buying the vote.  The incredible level of spending, with significant amounts of dark money coming into Ohio from out of state and out of the country, raises questions about whether the Issue 1 vote accurately depicts the will of Ohio voters or merely reflects an inordinate amount of leftist spending to buy votes.  "In Ohio, pro-abortion forces spent a staggering $66.7 million, outspending pro-life forces by a 2:1 margin to fuel a campaign centered on lies and deception to muscle through a constitutional amendment designed to allow unlimited, unregulated abortion," Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, said in a memo released Wednesday.

Ohio Passes Issue 1 to Allow Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth.  Ohio voters approved Issue 1 tonight after a monumental abortion battle in the Buckeye State.  With 57 percent of the vote counted, Ohio voted 56% to 44% for Issue 1, which will make killing babies in abortions a so-called "right" in the state constitution.  The result was not surprising given how abortion advocates bought the vote.  Also, Ohio voters also voted today on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana.  That very likely increased turnout of liberal voters who were more likely to vote for abortion.  The pro-abortion side dominated fundraising — with reports towards the end of the election showing that they had 3-1 fundraising advantage over pro-life groups.  The out of state dark money and millions from leftists like George Soros, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood allowed the pro-abortion side to dominate TV and online with blatantly false commercials that further angered liberal voters and drove them to the polls in higher numbers.

Michigan House Democrats vote to remove virtually all limits on abortion.  Michigan Democrats continued their push to remove any limits on the intentional killing of preborn babies up until the moment of birth, with a late-night passage on Wednesday of House Bill 4949.  The "Reproductive Health Act" legislation follows up on a vote last November to enshrine a "right" to abortion in the state constitution.  Democrats failed to remove a 24-hour waiting period prior to a woman killing her baby in the womb as well as a ban on Medicaid funding for abortions.  The bill passed by one vote, 56-54.  Those two provisions enabled Democrats to win back Rep. Karen Whitsett, a Detroit Democrat, who had held up passage of the legislation, according to The Detroit News.

The Editor says...
Killing your baby has nothing to do with "reproductive health."

Over 100 Ohio Black pastors sign letter opposing measure enshrining abortion in constitution: 'Moral issue'.  A bipartisan group of Black pastors in Ohio released a letter Tuesday calling on voters to oppose a November measure that would enshrine abortion access in the state Constitution and specifically pointed to the negative impact they say abortion has had on the Black community.  "As Black faith and community leaders across Ohio who are called to care for God's people, we urge our fellow Christians, the Black community, and all Ohioans who believe in the inherent value of every person to vote NO on Issue 1 this November," the open letter, signed by more than 100 Black faith leaders, states.  "The future of our state, our society, and our race is at stake in this amendment, and we must protect them."

Court Rules Term 'Unborn Child' Can Remain On Abortion Ballot Measure.  The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the term "unborn child" could remain in an abortion amendment set to go on the ballot in November after activists filed a lawsuit over the language.  The state's ballot board, which includes Secretary of State Frank LaRose, voted 3-2 in August that the term "fetus" should be changed to "unborn child" in order to give voters a clearer understanding of the ramifications of the amendment, which would make abortion a constitutional right in the state.  In response, Ohioans for Reproductive Rights (ORR) filed a lawsuit days later, arguing the board was ignoring rules that required the language to "not 'mislead, deceive, or defraud' voters, but the state Supreme Court determined that the use of the term "unborn child" could stay in, noting that even the plaintiffs did not argue it was "factually inaccurate."

After Ohio, Pro-Abortion Activists Set Their Sights on Arizona.  On Tuesday, pro-abortion organizations began to urge Arizona voters to create a constitutional right to abortion, a trend occurring in several battleground states in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision.  According to The Washington Post, the ballot initiative is spearheaded by several major pro-abortion organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, NARAL Arizona, Affirm Sexual and Reproductive Health, Arizona List, and Healthcare Rising Arizona.  Abortions in the state are currently limited to 15 weeks.  Pro-abortion Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs reportedly said that she was "confident that Arizonans will vote for reproductive freedom next November." The coalition aims to gain more than a half-million signatures to make it to the ballot.  Maria Birnbaum, the Arizona state director for the pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, called the proposed amendment "repugnant to the values of our state."

Illinois's pro-abortion governor signs law to silence crisis pregnancy centers — with $50,000 fines.  The abortion crowd has cooked up a law to silence what are known as crisis pregnancy centers in Illinois, the pro-life centers whose staff give women in troubled pregnancies options for avoiding abortion and very often, actual support in carrying their pregnancies to term. [...] It's strange to see this sort of crackdown, as if the competition of ideas were intolerable for the abortion promoters.  It sounds as if the crisis pregnancies centers are cutting into their abortion business profitability.  It's also quite heavyhanded, given that Illinois is one of the most pro-choice states in the union, yet somehow that isn't good enough for the abortion groups who can't seem live on merely that legislative advantage and still have a need to shut down other voices.

Radical abortion amendment officially to appear on Ohio ballot in November.  A proposal to create a state constitutional amendment enshrining abortion as a "right" in Ohio has officially garnered sufficient valid signatures to land on the ballot in November.  The news comes as a recent poll found that some 58% of Ohio voters support the radical amendment.  State officials said Tuesday that the proposal, drafted by the ACLU of Ohio, would appear on the ballot.

Abortion messaging roils debate over Ohio ballot initiative.  Backers said it wasn't about that.  The fraught politics of abortion have helped turn an August ballot question in Ohio that would make it harder to change the state constitution into a cauldron of misinformation and fear-mongering.  State Issue 1, the sole question on the ballot, calls for raising the threshold for passing future changes to the Ohio Constitution from a simple majority to 60%.  Starting next year, it also would double the number of counties where signatures must be gathered, from 44 to all 88, and do away with the 10-day grace period for closing gaps in the total valid signatures submitted.  Republican state lawmakers and the GOP elections chief urgently advanced the proposal as an abortion rights question was working its way toward the ballot this fall.  However, they insisted it had nothing to do with thwarting that measure.

Maine Governor Poised to Sign Bill Allowing Elective Abortions Up Until Birth.  Maine may soon allow elective abortions up until birth, pending final approval from the state's governor.  The bill — H.P. 1044, An Act to Improve Maine's Reproductive Privacy Laws — would allow a woman to receive a late-term abortion at any point if it is determined to be "necessary" by a doctor.  It's likely the legislation will be codified.  Maine Governor Janet Mills, a Democrat, introduced the bill in January alongside legislative leadership, both also Democrats: House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross and Senate President Troy Jackson.  At the time, Mills credited the case of Maine woman Dana Peirce as justification for the expanded legalization of abortion.

Justice Jackson's emotional dissent relied on an objectively flawed study.  In 1973, Roe v. Wade presented a simple question:  Does the Constitution contain a federal right to abortion?  The simple answer was "no," and that being the case, the issue remained one for the states to determine (as the Dobbs court finally correctly decided).  Instead, Justice Blackmun offered a long treatise about fetal development, carefully parsing an infant's right to life by counting the weeks it had been alive.  This wasn't law; this was nonsense.  Roe v. Wade should have returned the abortion question to the states so that the people could have their say.  By ripping it from the people's hands and creating a false constitutional principle, the Supreme Court created a cultural and moral schism that still resonates in America.

Kamala Harris Wants Congress to Pass Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth.  Kamala Harris urged Congress to create a "right" to abort unborn babies up to birth during an interview Tuesday with MSNBC host Joy Reid.  Harris sat down with Reid and other abortion activists in Texas to talk about the upcoming anniversary of the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling.  In the interview, the Democrat leader claimed it is "immoral" not to allow women to abort their unborn babies, and insisted that the U.S. Supreme Court was wrong in Dobbs.  Harris argued that abortion is a constitutional right under an individual's right to privacy, and Congress should pass legislation to "put back" that right.

The Editor says...
The Constitution does not mention a right to privacy, and homicide has never been a right.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Suggests He is Open to Defying U.S. Supreme Court Over Abortion Pill.  As we recently pointed out, Democrats have launched a campaign to delegitimize the U.S. Supreme Court.  They're also trying to pack the court.  It's all about abortion, as this story shows.  New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has now gone on record saying that he is open to defying SCOTUS if they rule against the abortion pill.

North Carolina General Assembly overrides governor's veto of 12-week abortion ban.  Both the North Carolina Senate and House voted Tuesday along party lines to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill banning abortion at 12 weeks.  The bill now becomes law and takes effect July 1.  It severely restricts abortion access in the state — one of the last which had access in the region since Roe v.  Wade was overturned last year.  Cooper vetoed Senate Bill 20 on Saturday, which sent it back to the General Assembly.  Cooper warned the legislation would make women jump through hoops to receive care and could lead to clinics closing.

Jackson pens solo dissent as Supreme Court vacates abortion ruling.  The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal court ruling upholding the right for a minor to go to court to get permission to undergo an abortion, with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson penning a solo dissent in the case.  The ruling from the court on Monday vacated a lower court ruling that a state court clerk could be sued for telling a pregnant teenager that the court must notify her parents of her attempt to get a court order to allow her to obtain an abortion without the consent of her parents.  Jackson's dissent focused on the use of Munsingwear vacatur, in which a case is vacated because it has become moot while pending review by a higher court — unless the party adversely impacted by the initial decision is not to blame for the "mootness."

Utah Governor Signs Bill Banning All Abortion Clinics.  Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a pro-life bill into law Wednesday that protects unborn babies by ending abortion facility licenses throughout the state.  Aborting unborn babies is still legal in Utah due to a court order blocking its abortion ban, but the new law effectively could ban elective abortions while that lawsuit continues.  This week, Cox, a pro-life Republican, signed the pro-life law, along with dozens of others, after the state legislature passed it by an overwhelming majority earlier this month.  Sponsored by state Rep. Karianne Lisonbee, R-Clearfield, House Bill 467 prohibits abortion facilities from operating in Utah starting in 2024 and prohibits state authorities from granting licenses to abortion facilities after May 2.  However, it also requires abortions that are allowed under the law to be performed in hospitals, basically making current abortion facilities' licenses meaningless.

VA House Stops Democrats From Putting A Right To Partial-Birth Abortion In The State Constitution.  Republicans in the Virginia House defeated a Democrat effort to change the legislative body's rules and put an amendment on the ballot that would have codified legal protections for abortionists in the commonwealth's constitution.  In a final vote on Feb. 23, Republican delegates voted down a rule change to resurrect the radical "Right to Abortion" Amendment, proposed by House Democrats earlier in the 2023 session.  The amendment would have sanctioned the killing of the unborn in the Virginia Constitution, legalized abortion up to and during birth, made possible taxpayer-funded abortion, and inhibited the passage of future laws to protect the unborn.  The amendment itself never mentions abortion or women at all, instead defining a "fundamental right to reproductive freedom" as being inherent in every "individual."

Judge Declines to Block Florida's 15-Week Abortion Ban in Case Brought by Clergy Members.  A Miami judge declined to block Florida's 15-week abortion ban, HB 5, on Friday in a lawsuit brought by clergy members of several different faiths.  The clergy members — three rabbis, a Unitarian Universalist minister, an Episcopal Church priest, a Buddhist lama, and a United Church of Christ reverend — filed separate lawsuits against the State of Florida in August claiming that the law violates their rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  Those lawsuits have since been consolidated into one case.  The clergy members argue in their complaint that the law puts them "at risk of prosecution for counseling women, girls, and families to obtain an abortion beyond the narrow bounds of HB 5 as someone who aids and abets the crime."  [Tweet]

Georgia Supreme Court reinstates state's 6-week abortion ban.  The Georgia Supreme Court Wednesday reinstated the state's ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy.  In a one-page order, the high court put a lower court ruling overturning the ban on hold while it considers an appeal.  Abortion providers who had resumed performing the procedure past six weeks after the lower court ruling will again have to stop.  The order said seven of the nine justices had agreed to the decision.  It said one was disqualified and another did not participate.

Texas Bill Would Make Unborn Baby a Second Person so Pregnant Women Can Use HOV Lanes.  Texas state lawmakers are working to make sure babies in the womb are treated as valuable human beings in every aspect of the law — including traffic codes.  The Daily Wire reports a new bill by state Rep. Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park, would allow pregnant mothers to use the high occupancy vehicle lane (HOV) when only she and her unborn baby are in the vehicle.  "An operator of a motor vehicle who is pregnant is entitled to use any high occupancy vehicle lane in this state regardless of whether the vehicle is occupied by a passenger other than the operator's unborn child," House Bill 521 states.

Judge "Overturns" Georgia Abortion Ban Based on Constitutional Interpretation That No Longer Exists.  Even by the standards of resistance judicial activism, this one is really something.  ["]A Georgia judge on Tuesday found the state's six-week abortion ban to be "plainly unconstitutional" and has barred it from being enforced.["]  Which Constitution?  ["]The Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act in Georgia bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, generally around six weeks into a pregnancy.  The bill passed in 2019 but was found to violate the constitutional right to privacy.["]  There is no such right.  And any such right, even if it existed, certainly doesn't trump a ban on murder.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses case on rights for the unborn.  After dismantling federal abortion rights in its previous term, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday [10/11/2022] turned away a case that would consider extending constitutional protections to the unborn.  The Supreme Court declined to hear the case on Tuesday without comment, CNN and CBS News reported.

Judge Allows Arizona's Near-Total Ban on Abortion to Take Effect.  An Arizona judge ruled Friday [9/23/2022] that the state can enforce a near-total ban on abortion that had been blocked for nearly five decades.  The 1901 law bans all abortions, except in cases in which the mother's life is in jeopardy.  The ruling by Pima County Superior Court judge Kellie Johnson comes in response to a request from state attorney general Mark Brnovich to lift the long-standing injunction that prevented the law from taking effect.  Johnson wrote that a judgement and injunction signed in 1973 blocking the law, ARS 13-3603, "no longer has any prospective application."  "The Court finds that because the legal basis for the judgment entered in 1973 has now been overruled, it must vacate the judgment in its entirety," the ruling said.

Arizona Judge Vacates 1973 Injunction, Restores Outright Abortion Ban.  An Arizona judge on Friday lifted a 1973 injunction placed on the state's abortion statute, restoring a law that effectively bans the practice outright.  Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson ruled that a judgment and injunction signed nearly 50 years ago against statute ARS 13-3603 "no longer has any prospective application" in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v.  Wade.  Under the restored statute, it is now only legal to perform an abortion in Arizona if "it is necessary to save" the woman's life.  This statute goes back to around 1901 and was the law of the land until the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide in 1973.  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who after the Supreme Court's June Roe ruling vowed to ask the court to vacate the injunction and restore the ban, hailed Johnson's decision.

Sen. Lindsey Graham to intro nationwide abortion ban after Roe overturn.  Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a new bill Tuesday limiting most "late-term" abortions nationwide — fewer than three months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and just two months out from the midterm elections, where the issue is likely to be front and center.  "I think we should have a law at the federal level that would say after 15 weeks, no abortion on demand — except in cases of rape, incest, [or] to save the life of the mother," Graham said at a press conference unveiling the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act alongside anti-abortion leaders.  "That's where we should be as Americans."  Graham argued that at the 15-week point of a pregnancy, a baby has "well-developed" nerve endings allowing them to feel pain.  He added that if a child was born prematurely at about 15 weeks, doctors could give them anesthetic in a bid to save their life.

The Editor says...
A 15-week limit is not an abortion ban.

Biden and [his] Allies [are] Betting Voters Like Abortion as Much as They Do.  No matter who does abortion polling, it's clear that the Democratic Party platform and their agenda of abortion through all nine months, for any reason at all and with taxpayer funding, is a loser with most Americans.  Given all the recent stories claiming that Democrats are rising in the polls because of their support for abortion, a fact check is needed.  The math contradicts today's popular narrative because Americans don't want the radical abortion agenda pushed by Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer.  Case in point:  A Harvard Harris poll in June of this year found that not only did voters have tremendous concerns about the economy, Biden's overall performance and mental health, and runaway inflation, only 10% supported allowing abortion through all nine months, which mirrors other findings.  An NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll in May found that almost seven in 10 Americans support limits on abortion.

Michigan Court of Claims declares abortion ban unconstitutional.  Michigan Court of Claims Judge Elizabeth Gleicher ruled the state's 1931 law that bans abortion, triggered by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, is unconstitutional.  Gleicher said the law violates the Michigan Constitution's Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses.  "Despite that men play [a] necessary role in the procreative process, the law deprives only women of their ability to thrive as contributing participants in [the] world outside the home and as parents of wanted children," Gleicher wrote.  Gleicher's injunction didn't bar prosecutors from filing criminal abortion charges but instead told Attorney General Dana Nessel to advise Michigan county prosecutors that abortion is still legal.  Gleicher's ruling replaced a May preliminary injunction with a permanent ruling preventing Nessel from enforcing the law.  Nessel has vowed she won't enforce the abortion law.

Poll: 71% in California Back Proposition 1, Abortion Until Birth.  A new poll reveals that an overwhelming majority of registered voters in California approve Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to abortion until birth if passed by a referendum in November. [...] Proposition 1 appears to extend the right to abortion through birth.  The new poll, conducted by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies, suggests that 71% of registered voters approve of Proposition 1, and only 18% oppose it.

Federal judge blocks Biden administration's guidance on emergency abortion services in Texas.  The Biden administration suffered a blow Tuesday when a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas blocked guidance from HHS that abortion services in life-threatening or health-saving situations must be provided and will be protected if those actions violate state law.  U.S. District Court Judge James Wesley Hendrix (a Trump appointee) that the guidance from HHS is "unauthorized."

Indiana becomes first state to approve a near-total abortion ban since Roe v. Wade [was] overturned.  Indiana's legislature became the first in the nation on Friday to pass new legislation restricting access to abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.  Other states have already banned abortion, thanks to pre-existing 'trigger laws' that went into effect when Roe was repealed, but Indiana is the first to usher in a new law.  The measure now goes to Republican Governor Eric Holcomb, who has not indicated whether he will sign it.

Shame of the Nation.  The Democrats' response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade is emblematic of the Democrats' corrosive view of the Constitution as an outdated and disposable instrument when it doesn't serve their immediate purposes.  The Court's decision to reject Roe v Wade was met not with legal counter arguments but with widespread calls to reverse the result whether by legislative measures or thuggish and illegal campaigns of intimidation against the justices who argued that Roe had been unconstitutionally decided.  The unconstitutional measures supported by the Democrats were accompanied by a long-planned and long-discredited campaign to have the party in power in the executive branch pack the Court with pro-Roe justices and turn it into an appendage of the ruling party.  This "nuclear" remedy would destroy the independence of the judiciary forever, and with it the system of checks and balances that is the heart of the constitutional order that has shaped this country's legal system and defended its freedoms for over 200 years.

Idaho near-total abortion ban challenged by Justice Department.  The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Idaho's near-total ban on abortion, arguing that it would criminalize doctors for performing abortions during medical emergencies.  Idaho's law is set to take effect on Aug. 25 after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, returning the issue of abortion to the states.  The law bans all abortions except for cases of incest or rape that are reported to law enforcement, or when a physician determines "in his good faith medical judgment and based on the facts known to the physician at the time, that the abortion was necessary to prevent the death of the pregnant woman."

Glenn Beck Asks Five Important Questions About The Tragic Story Of The Ten-Year-Old Ohioan.  One of the biggest stories in national media right now has been, in one form or another, about how a ten-year-old-girl was raped, got impregnated, and due to her residency in the state of Ohio was forced to travel to Indiana for an abortion.  The story took off after Joe Biden referenced it in the immediate aftermath of leftist outrage over Roe's overturning at the Supreme Court.  Mind you, abortion was not made illegal with that ruling; it was simply returned to the states to decide on a course of action.  After all, nothing in the Constitution lays out a legal framework for federalizing infanticide.  It shouldn't even be an issue, and it certainly shouldn't have been decided in 1973 that rights were magically found in penumbras, but that's judicial activism for you.

'Personhood Act' to Prohibit Abortion Introduced in Ohio.  Ohio State Representative Gary Click (R-Vickery) this week introduced a bill to protect preborn human life from abortion.  Titled The Personhood Act, Click's legislation stipulates that the state "shall recognize the personhood, and protect the constitutional rights, of all unborn human individuals from the moment of conception."  The measure would not prohibit abortion in any case where doing so would "endanger the life of a mother."

Louisiana Supreme Court allows abortions to remain legal despite 'trigger law'.  The Louisiana Supreme Court refused to overturn a lower court ruling preventing the state from enforcing its ban on abortion.  In a 4-2 ruling late Wednesday [7/6/2022], the majority of justices said the court will decline to be involved "at this preliminary stage" in denying the state attorney general's request to allow immediate enforcement of state laws against most abortions.  The decision allows a lower court ruling that blocked enforcement of the state's "trigger law" to stand.  A district court judge last week imposed a temporary stay on enforcement following a legal challenge from abortion providers in the state who argued the law was overly vague.

Judge refuses to block law banning most abortions in Mississippi, Florida's abortion law reinstated.  Mississippi is one of several states with trigger laws that go into effect once Roe v Wade was overturned.  A lawsuit was filed by the state's only abortion clinic after the Supreme Court ruling overturned Roe v Wade.  The lawsuit asked for a temporary block to the state's trigger law that would ban most abortions.  On Tuesday, a Mississippi judge rejected the request.  Barring further developments, the clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, will close at the end of business today.  The state law takes effect Thursday [7/7/2022].

Roe, Dobbs, and God's Judgment.  The most recent judicial event of a similar magnitude would be Brown v. the Board of Education of seventy years ago, which overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and the doctrine of "separate but equal" (Dobbs 4).  Like Brown's role in the history of segregation, Dobbs does not eradicate evil in one swoop.  But it demolishes the jurisprudence that has protected evil from rightful scrutiny.  The decision has now forced abortion-supporters into an unwinnable argument.  If pro-choice people want the Fourteenth Amendment (equal protection) to impose one standard for abortion on the whole country rather than allow for states to hold different standards, then they will have to start from scratch to argue in universal terms that unborn people are not humans with a right to life.  In open debate, the most sensible universal standard might end up being that people are human before they are born.  By seeking a universal standard, pro-choice people would give their opponents the power to defeat them everywhere in America.

Texas Supreme Court Blocks Order That Allowed Abortions to Resume.  The Texas Supreme Court on Friday blocked a lower court order that had allowed abortionists in the state to continue seeing patients.  Texas has had an abortion ban in place that was unenforceable during the 50 years that Roe v Wade legalized abortion.  After the Supreme Court overturned Roe last week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned that "abortion providers could be criminally liable for providing abortions starting today" because of Texas's "abortion prohibitions predating Roe."  A Houston judge issued a ruling earlier this week allowing clinics to temporarily resume abortions up to six weeks into pregnancy.  Paxton responded to the ruling by asking the state Supreme Court to temporarily put the order on hold.

Judge Blocks Kentucky Abortion Trigger Law After SCOTUS Ruling.  A judge blocked a Kentucky law which instituted a near total ban on abortion in the state Thursday [6/30/2022].  The judge's decision makes Kentucky the third state, after Texas and Louisiana, to have a trigger law blocked following the Supreme Court's Friday decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Center.  After the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, the abortion issue has been returned to the states, allowing many states to reinstate bans previously nullified by Roe.  The Kentucky trigger law bans all abortions except in the case where the life of the mother is endangered.  The judge's temporary block of the law extended also to a separate law which banned abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy.

South Dakota will prosecute abortion docs and restrict access to pills:  Gov. Noem.  South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Sunday said her state will prosecute doctors who perform abortions and will work to restrict women's access to abortion pills.  South Dakota is among 10 states with "trigger laws" that declared abortion a criminal offense immediately upon the US Supreme Court's decision Friday to strike down the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that established a women's right to have the procedure.  Noem, a Republican, said South Dakota will prosecute doctors, not women, who violate its law.  "We'll continue to have those debates on how we can support these mothers and what it means to really make sure we are not prosecuting mothers ever in a situation like this," Noem said on CBS News' "Face the Nation."  "[Prosecution] will always be focused toward those doctors who knowingly break the law to perform abortions in our state."

Perspectives on the Dodd Decision Overruling Roe v. Wade.  There has been much perfervid shouting and rending of garments (or these days, parading about with red splotches on the crotches of their clothing or performative displays in Handmaid's Tale costumes — red hooded capes) to protest the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.  On the other hand, those opposed to abortion hail this decision, claiming abortions will end or be much reduced.  Neither side is right.  I believe the decision will not substantially lessen the number of abortions.  On the other hand, I do think that it signals a significant retreat from the days when the Supreme Court creatively crafted imaginary rights to strip the states of their constitutional role.  Federalism is back.

The Pentagon Announces It Will Refuse to Follow Any State Laws Restricting Abortion Access.  The Pentagon has made the announcement that it will refuse to recognize any abortion laws springing from the Supreme Court's decision that there is no guaranteed right to abortion in the U.S. Constitution.  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued a statement on on Friday regarding the Supreme Court's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.  "Nothing is more important to me or to this Department than the health and well-being of our Service members, the civilian workforce and DOD families," the Pentagon chief announced.  "I am committed to taking care of our people and ensuring the readiness and resilience of our Force.  The Department is examining this decision closely and evaluating our policies to ensure we continue to provide seamless access to reproductive health care as permitted by federal law."

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Makes Ridiculous Pledge in Response to Roe Ruling.  It comes as no surprise that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has issued a statement all but condemning Friday's overturn of Roe — by pledging that the United States military "be all that it can be" [sarcasm] and will do all it can in support of "seamless access to reproductive health care [on-demand abortion]."  What is a bit of a surprise — Austin's apparent ignorance of federal law — is laughable.  In a statement posted on the Department of Defense website, Austin pledged the U.S. military's "readiness and resilience" to, in effect, "continue to provide access" to abortion.

Top Democrats Float an Insanely Stupid and Dangerous Idea to Ignore SCOTUS Ruling on Roe.  The reality is setting in among pro-abortion zealots that they don't have the power to simply override the landmark Supreme Court ruling to overrule Roe v Wade that dropped on Friday.  That means the big brains are coming up with ideas to try to undercut and get around it.  One such idea is rising to the top of the discussion, and it's as insanely stupid as you'd imagine.  You'll also be less than shocked to learn it's being pushed by intellectual titans like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Daniel Goldman, the latter of which was the main Democrat lawyer in Trump's first impeachment.

Media Melt Down over Roe v Wade being overturned.  Democrats and the Garbage Media are melting down and doing everything they can to spew lies and misinformation in the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade.  We'll start with Chuck Todd, who claims for the first time in his lifetime the Supreme Court has just taken away a 'right':  [Tweet]  Abortion was never a 'right' to begin with!  Our true rights come from God and that is what our Constitution seeks to protect.  It was 49 years ago that the Supreme Court wrongly concluded that abortion was a 'right' guaranteed by the Constitution.  The Supreme Court today didn't take away any 'right' to abortion, they pointed out that the 'right' never existed in the first place.  In fact, as Jan Crawford pointed out on CBS, another way of looking at it is that the right to life was given back to the unborn today, which was taken away 49 years ago:  [Tweet]

Abortion is now illegal in at least 10 states, more to follow: a comprehensive list.  In a historic decision Friday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of nationwide abortion-on-demand and once again allowing states to protect unborn life from the moment of conception.  The seismic pro-life victory means that around 10 states have effectively eliminated abortion for the first time since 1973, while eight or more are set to ban the barbaric practice dramatically in the coming weeks.

Roe v. Wade is dead.  Today, the Supreme Court overturned nearly 50 years of bad abortion law:  "We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled."  The issue of abortion will be left to the States.  In 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion under the auspices of the "right of privacy," which it held to "encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy." While we do have rights that are guaranteed to us despite not being in the Constitution (those natural rights), abortion was never one of them.  Not until Roe, at least.  It is estimated that more than 63 million babies have been aborted since Roe.  That's more than the combined population of Florida and California.  Recent CDC numbers show nearly 630,000 abortions in 2019 — meaning 195 abortions per 1,000 live births.  Abortion has never been a rare procedure since legalization, and the activists who led the fight to legalize abortion for 50+ years prior to (and after) Roe would be proud of that fact.

Justice Restored — Roe Overturned.  In a stunning 6-3 opinion delivered by Justice Samuel Alito, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, with Chief Justice Roberts concurring, the Court simply holds:  "The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives."  Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan dissented. [...] "Like the infamous decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, Roe was also egregiously wrong and on a collision course with the Constitution from the day it was decided," the Court says.

Roe decision was always a house of cards — abortion must be up to the people.  After 49 years of legal arguments, protests and political battles over the composition of the Supreme Court, the court has finally overturned Roe v. Wade.  No matter how you feel about abortion, this should be welcomed as a healthy development for American democracy and for the rule of written law made by the people's representatives.  Roe was a legal mistake that played a large role in driving our national politics crazy.  Now the democratic process gets to decide what happens to abortion.  Before Roe, nearly every state in the Union banned or restricted abortion, but the trend was toward allowing abortion in more situations.  That trend, here and abroad, tracked the liberalizing of divorce laws and other features of the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s.  Roe stopped all that in its tracks, high-handedly sweeping off the books the laws of nearly every state at once.  (New York's law, the nation's most permissive, allowed abortions up to 24 weeks.)

United States Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade; Leaves Abortion Restrictions To States.  The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the monumental Roe v Wade case that legalized abortion across the [sic] America.  The 6-3 decision in Dobbs v.s. Jackson Women's Health Organization on Friday followed the early May leak of a draft opinion indicating which way the justices would rule.  That leak prompted protesting across the nation, particularly in Washington, D.C. as well as dozens of attacks and vandalism of pro-life organizations, centers, and churches.  Justice Samuel Alito wrote that Roe and a subsequent case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which upheld Roe, both must be overturned, and the right to allow, deny, or restrict the right to an abortion must reside with states.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Roe v. Wade in Historic Victory for Pro-Life Movement.  The Supreme Court on Friday [6/24/2022] overturned Roe v Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion, allowing a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks to take effect.  "The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the 6-3 majority.  Justice Alito was joined in upholding the Mississippi law by Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, and Chief Justice John Roberts.  Roberts split from the 5-4 majority on overturning Roe, writing in a concurring opinion that he would have taken a "more measured course" stopping short of overturning Roe altogether, but agreed that the Mississippi abortion ban should stand.

Alabama Judge Grants Emergency Motion on Abortion, as a Contrast of Two Americas Sharpens.  Where abortion is concerned, Alabama just became a different state — not only compared to its former self, but to other areas of America.  Following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn 1973's Roe v Wade decision guaranteeing a federal right to abortion, Alabama has outlawed the practice — with one exception.  The process began in 2019, when Gov. Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Human Life Protection Act.  As noted by WBRC, "The law made performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony unless the mother's health was in danger.  It did not provide any exceptions for rape or incest." However, a preliminary injunction was imposed against the ban.

The Hysterical Media Reactions Flow Immediately After Overturning of Roe v. Wade.  As Redstate reported, in one of the biggest and most impactful stories of the last 50 years, Roe v Wade has been overturned by the US Supreme Court.  The leaked draft decision that pushed conversation and outrage for the last several months was real, and it has now been made official.  States now have the right to regulate the brutal practice of abortion as they see fit, a move toward respect for human life and basic morality we haven't seen in this country since slavery was abolished.  It's hard to overstate how big of a day this is for those who have fought so diligently to protect the lives of unborn babies.  No, this doesn't provide a federal ban on abortion, but it does ensure that the federal government can no longer dictate to Americans and their state representatives that they must legalize and support such barbarism.

Joe Biden Just Told Us Who He Really Is.  As expected, radical pro-abortion Democrats are beside themselves with rage and are already issuing disturbing threats in the aftermath of Friday's anticipated Supreme Court ruling where a majority of Justices voted to overrule 1973's Roe v Wade decision that "legalized" abortion.  Contrary to fanatical leftists' claims about today's ruling, it did not make abortion "illegal" nationwide.  What the ruling did do, however, was to put the issue back to the states.  While some red states have already responded to the ruling by putting bans in place effective immediately except in specific instances where the health of the mother is involved, blue states are already banding together to radically expand access to abortion on demand for any reason.

Texas Ban on Abortions from 'Moment of Conception' Set to Start in 30 Days.  Friday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade will make abortions illegal in Texas in 30 days.  The Texas Legislature passed a "trigger law" in 2021 that makes performing abortions in Texas a felony 30 days after the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade.  "The U.S. Supreme Court correctly overturned Roe v. Wade and reinstated the right of states to protect innocent, unborn children," Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a written statement following the SCOTUS decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.  "Texas is a pro-life state, and we have taken significant action to protect the sanctity of life."

Maxine Waters Just Called For An Insurrection In front Of The Supreme Court.  A shaken Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued a statement and spoke to reporters Friday on the Supreme Court decision returning abortion lawmaking to the states.  Pelosi called the ruling "cruel", "deadly serious" and blamed President Trump, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Republicans.  Pelosi also attacked the legitimacy of the Supreme Court, "Pelosi on the court:  "No, I don't respect a process that criminalizes a women's [sic] right to her reproductive freedom.["]

The Editor says...
Fetal homicide is not "reproductive freedom."  Nobody has a right to commit homicide.

Iowa Supreme Court rules abortion is NOT protected by the state's constitution and clears the way for terminations to be banned.  The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for lawmakers to severely limit or even ban abortion in the state, reversing a decision by the court just four years ago that guaranteed the right to the procedure under the Iowa Constitution.  The court, now composed almost entirely of Republican appointees, concluded that a less conservative court wrongly decided that abortion is among the fundamental privacy rights guaranteed by the Iowa Constitution and federal law.  Friday's ruling comes amid expectations that the Supreme Court will overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

Biden May Declare 'National Public Health Emergency' If Roe v Wade Is Overturned.  Joe Biden is considering announcing a "national public health emergency" if Roe v Wade is overturned by the US Supreme Court in the coming days.  This authoritarian move by the Biden regime would allegedly help women in red states obtain abortions despite the court ruling and the laws of the state. [...] Since a draft opinion was leaked last month indicating that the Supreme Court was prepared to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision — an action that would prompt at least 20 states to prohibit or severely curtail access to abortion — abortion rights advocates have been lobbying the White House to take extraordinary steps to mitigate the effect.

Biden Is Weighing Executive Orders on Abortion Rights.  On Wednesday [6/8/2022], President Joe Biden told television host Jimmy Kimmel in an interview that he is considering signing an executive order to protect abortion in the event the United States Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade.  This comes after a leaked draft opinion from the Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization showed the Justices poised to overturn Roe. "I think if the Court overrules Roe v Wade and does what its draft -"  "Well, we fear they will," Kimmel interjected.  "Well, if that occurs, I think we have to, we have to legislate it.  We have to make sure we pass legislation making it a law, that is, the federal government says 'this is how it works,'" Biden said.  He then argued that the right to birth control would be next.  "This is just going to be the beginning, by the way," Biden continued.  "There's a whole range of things that are at stake here if when we talk about eliminating Roe v Wade."

Oklahoma Legislature Passes [a] Bill Banning Abortion from [the] Moment of Fertilization.  The Oklahoma legislature approved a law on Thursday that would ban almost all abortions from the moment of fertilization, sending the bill to Republican governor Kevin Stitt to sign.  The law, which constitutes the most sweeping pro-life legislation passed by any state, allows anyone to sue a doctor or other person who "aids or abets" an abortion from the moment of fertilization for up to $10,000.  While modeled on Texas's ban on abortions upon detection of a fetal heartbeat, the Oklahoma law would ban almost all abortions, with exceptions for cases of rape or incest.  The bill would go into effect immediately upon receiving the governor's signature.

Louisiana lawmakers withdraw bill declaring abortion homicide.  A bill in the Louisiana legislature aiming to charge women and their doctors with murder for obtaining or providing abortion services was withdrawn from consideration on Thursday amid outrage and a successful effort to amend it.  The measure by state Representative Danny McCormick would have would have abolished abortion in the state, granted constitutional rights to "all unborn children from the moment of fertilization" and classified abortion as a homicide crime.  The measure drew international attention and was criticized by people on both sides of the abortion debate.

Senate GOP and Democratic Sen. Manchin block attempt to enshrine abortion rights into law with 49-51 vote.  The Senate failed in a 49-51 vote to codify abortion rights Wednesday afternoon in a bill that even some moderate abortion rights supporters said went too far.  The bill was expected to fail but gave Democrats a chance to put on a public display of support for abortion rights — even Vice President Kamala Harris showed up to the Capitol to preside over the vote.  A group of fired-up female members of the House Progressive Caucus marched toward the Senate side chanting 'my body, my decision' as the upper chamber voted on the House-passed bill.

Schumer Show Vote on Radical Abortion Bill Goes Down in Flames.  Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has repeatedly shown his ineptitude when it comes to leading Democrats in the upper chamber, and he did so again in spectacular fashion on Wednesday afternoon.  In what he seems to think was a grand gesture to prove his party's commitment to a woman's (birthing person's?) right to kill her unborn child only put Democrats on the record supporting a bill that's more radical than Roe ever was.  After the unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion signaling that Roe v. Wade would be overturned, Schumer jumped into action and called for the passage of a bill to supposedly "codify" Roe in federal law.  But he once again failed to do the math among his own caucus or the Senate as a whole before holding what became nothing but a failed show vote to prove Democrats support radical abortion rights that go beyond what even most pro-abortion Americans support.

Biden Pledges To Protect Roe After Once Supporting Constitutional Amendment To Overturn It.  Hours after a draft opinion of the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision was leaked, showing that the overturning of Roe v. Wade is likely imminent, President Joe Biden threatened that his administration was prepared to undo the high court's ruling.  "I directed my Gender Policy Council and White House Counsel's Office to prepare options for an Administration response to the continued attack on abortion and reproductive rights, under a variety of possible outcomes in the cases pending before the Supreme Court," Biden said in a statement Tuesday morning.  "We will be ready when any ruling is issued."

Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows.  The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.  The draft opinion is a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 decision — Planned Parenthood v. Casey — that largely maintained the right.  "Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," Alito writes.

America's 'Car of State' Is Running Off the Road.  The Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that abortion would be legal.  Liberals believe that women should have liberty to abort a fetus in support of their health or pursuit of happiness.  A 7-2 majority evoked the 14th Amendment, which declares that a state cannot deny a person "life, liberty, or property ... without due process of the law."  All fifty states had laws governing abortion.  People in the states enjoyed "equal protection" and "due process" for all legal matters.  There was no reason for the Supreme Court to rule on the case, since the states had used their constitutional authority to make abortion laws.  Five members of the Supreme Court read between the lines of what they considered a "living document" to contrive a de facto law.  Their ruling rejected a government of laws in favor of a government of men.  States are preparing for a different opinion on abortion law from the Supreme Court.  Legislatures have established laws that reflect the will of the people they represent.  The current law in Michigan is not held in high regard by Governor Gretchen Whitmer or Attorney General Dana Nessel.  The law criminalizes abortion in most cases, which defies the objectives of Michigan's governor and attorney general.  They intend to circumvent the law by refusing to enforce or defend it.

Federal court dismisses all challenges to Texas abortion law provision.  The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed all challenges to the Texas Heartbeat Act's private enforcement provision.  "Having received the ruling of the Texas Supreme Court that named officials defendants may not enforce the provisions of the Texas Heartbeat Act... this court REMANDS the case with instructions to dismiss all challenges to the private enforcement provisions of the statute and to consider whether plaintiffs have standing to challenge," the ruling obtained by Fox News states.  The bill was signed into law in May.  It bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is usually around six weeks of gestation.

Biden Admin to Reverse Trump-Era 'Conscience' Exemption for Healthcare Workers.  The Biden Administration's Department Health and Human Services (HHS) has confirmed that it plans to eliminate a policy implemented during the Trump Administration that allows healthcare workers to cite religious or moral beliefs when seeking exemptions from performing certain acts in the line of duty.  According to Politico, a spokesperson for HHS said that "we are in the rulemaking process" when it comes to the policy in question.  The conscience exemption, first announced in 2018 and fully implemented in 2019, allows medical professionals to refuse to perform certain operations, including abortions and "gender transition" surgeries, if such acts violate their moral or religious values.  The decision was celebrated by far-left pro-abortion groups that had previously sued the Trump Administration over the rule in question.  Leila Abolfazli, spokeswoman for the National Women's Law Center, said "there is so much to unravel," and that she was "encouraged that they have been working through all these pieces."

Biden to scrap rule allowing hospitals, employers, staff to opt-out of abortions, trans services.  The Biden administration plans to remove a Trump-era conscience clause that protected medical workers from participating in services like abortions and transgender sex-change treatments.  A Health and Human Services spokesperson confirmed to Politico on Tuesday that the agency "has made clear through the unified regulatory agenda that we are in the rulemaking process" to implement the new regulations as early as later this month.  That confirms the expectations of Catholic religious liberty advocates and progressive sexual-rights advocates who have battled over the issue of religious conscience ever since Obamacare mandated a decade ago that Catholic schools, hospitals and religious orders pay for contraceptive services in their employee health care plans.

DeSantis Signs Law Banning Abortion after 15 Weeks of Pregnancy.  Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy on Thursday.  The new legislation will go into effect on July 1.  The Florida House voted 78-39 almost entirely along party lines to pass the law in February, while the Senate passed the bill in March.  The bill allows exemptions for women who face life-threatening or serious injuries from pregnancy, or if the fetus has a fatal defect.  "House Bill 5 protects babies in the womb who have beating hearts, who can move, who can taste, who can see, and who can feel pain," DeSantis said in a press release.  "Life is a sacred gift worthy of our protection, and I am proud to sign this great piece of legislation which represents the most significant protections for life in the state's modern history."

KY Republicans override Beshear's veto of sweeping abortion bill.  It takes effect immediately.  The Republican-led Kentucky General Assembly voted handily Wednesday [4/14/2022] to override Gov. Andy Beshear's veto of a bill that opponents say will effectively end abortion access in the commonwealth.  Among the restrictions imposed by House Bill 3, a sweeping anti-abortion omnibus bill from Rep. Nancy Tate, R-Brandenburg, it bans the distribution of abortion pills by mail, raises standards for minors seeking an abortion, and mandates the creation of a new and expansive certification and monitoring system to track details of all abortions administered in the state and the physicians who provide them.  Bill opponents say the system is impossible to implement without additional funding, and as a result, will effectively revoke access to the medical procedure in the state.

Maryland Democrats override governor's veto, enact bill to let non-doctors perform abortions.  Maryland will now spend $3.5 million to train non-doctors to perform abortions, after the state legislature overrode the governor's veto on a bill to expand abortion access.  Maryland House Bill 937 removes previous legal limitations that restricted the performing of an abortion to a licensed doctor.  The bill provides millions of taxpayer dollars for the training of nurses, mid-wives, and physician assistants in abortion procedures, and requires most private health insurance companies to cover the cost of abortions by removing co-pays.

Governor sues her own state to promote abortion.  Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, has sued her own state to promote abortions there, a move that has been described by officials with the Great Lakes Justice Center as "without authority."  "She only has authority to force the prosecutors to obey a law, or to stop them from violating a law.  Neither has occurred here.  She has no 'delayed veto power' to attempt to rescind a law over 90 years after its enactment, simply because she disagrees with that law," explained a statement from David Kallman, chief of the Great Lakes center.  Just the News reported Whitmer is attacking a 176-year-old law in Michigan that bans abortions in order to continue to provide the unborn baby-killing procedures in her state should the Supreme Court change the nation's current precedent established in 1973 in the Roe v. Wade case.  The report explained the preemptive lawsuit was brought by the pro-abortion governor against prosecutors in 13 of her own counties, where there are abortion businesses now operating, insisting that there is a "constitutional right" to abortion.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis Signs Bill to Legalize Abortion Up Until Birth Without Government Interference.  Colorado Democrat Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law on Monday that legalizes the murder of babies in the womb until birth, citing that "a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent or derivative rights under the laws of the state."  Governor Polis signed the Reproductive Health Equity Act (HB22-1279) as preparation for the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the Roe v. Wade precedent in the coming weeks, Colorado Sun reported. [...] Colorado is the 16th state together with Washington, D.C. to legalize killing babies before birth.

Oklahoma Legislature Passes Near-Total Abortion Ban.  Oklahoma's Republican-led State Legislature passed a law on Tuesday which would ban abortion in nearly every circumstance and punish physicians who perform abortions with heavy fines, jail time, or both.  The Oklahoma House voted 70-14 to pass SB 612, sending it to Gov. Kevin Stitt (R), who has previously vowed to sign "every piece of pro-life legislation" that comes across his desk, the New York Times reported.  The bill bans all abortions "except to save the life of a pregnant woman in a medical emergency."  The bill defines a medical emergency as "a pregnant woman whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness or physical injury including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself."

Pro-abortion California bill could legalize infanticide for months after birth, attorney warns.  A gruesome new pro-abortion bill proposed in California could legalize infanticide for weeks, months, or even years after a child is born, an attorney with the Thomas More Society told LifeSiteNews.  AB 2223 was introduced in February as a placeholder for future legislative language amid a raft of pro-abortion proposals advanced by lawmakers, following radically pro-abortion Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom's promise to make California a "sanctuary" for abortion, Right to Life League reported.

Arizona legislature passes 15-week abortion ban.  The Arizona legislature on Thursday [3/24/2022] passed a controversial bill banning abortions in the state after 15 weeks of pregnancy.  The state House of Representatives passed the measure, which resembles a Mississippi law now being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court, along party lines, The Associated Press reported.  The Arizona Senate passed the legislation last month, also along party lines.

Gavin Newsom Signs Law to Make Abortions Free in California.  Lawmakers are staying busy to make sure abortion on demand is the law of state as the United States Supreme Court revisits Roe v. Wade, including in California where women will be able to abort their unborn child for free.  [California Governor quote omitted for brevity, among other things.]  Senate Bill 245, named the Abortion Accessibility Act, prohibits insurance companies from charging a deductible, co-pay, or deductible for the procedure, which in California is available until "fetus viability."

Why do Democrats Hate Children?  Every time there's a headline involving Democrats and children it is evident that as a group, Democrats hate children.  Not only do they appear to hate them, they appear to enjoy, support and promote sexually and mentally abusing and killing them.  They want to abort them, even when a fetus is shown to probably be viable after 24 weeks.  Even if that means crushing the baby's skull and tearing that fetus apart limb by limb in order to "deliver" it.  That's what a late term abortion is. [...] If an abortion doesn't quite work and the child survives, Democrats in some states give the mother the right to let the child die without any attempt being made to save its life.  Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State is so determined to let babies be killed that he and the state legislature passed a law prohibiting any law similar to the Texas "Heartbeat Law" from being considered.  If an adult sexually assaults, abuses, penetrates or traffics a child, that's okay by them, too.

Idaho becomes first state to pass near-replica of Texas's 'heartbeat' ban on abortion after six weeks.  The Idaho Idaho House of Representatives has become the first state to pass an anti-abortion law based on Texas's 'heartbeat' ban on terminations after six weeks.  It was approved by the state's lower chamber by a 51-14 majority on Monday, having previously been passed by the Idaho senate, and is now headed to Republican Governor Brad Little's desk to be signed.  Now, the legislation makes its way to Republican Governor Brad Little's desk, having already been passed by the Idaho Senate.

Texas clinics' lawsuit over abortion ban 'effectively over'.  The Texas Supreme Court on Friday [3/11/2022] dealt essentially a final blow to abortion clinics' best hopes of stopping a restrictive law that has sharply curtailed the number of abortions in the state since September and will now fully stay in place for the foreseeable future.  The ruling by the all-Republican court was not unexpected, but it slammed the door on what little path forward the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed Texas clinics after having twice declined to stop a ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy.

Fighting Abortion Now Requires Fighting Americans' Increasing Hatred Of Children.  The impending change in the federal abortion landscape with the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case promises plenty of added legislative battles over abortion, including efforts to curtail the epidemic of chemical abortion.  Exposing abortion as lethal violence towards innocent people and abolishing it as such is the fight of our lifetime, and knowing exactly who (or what) that fight is against is mission-critical.  In the nearly five decades that unrestricted abortion has been legal in the United States, pro-abortion sloganeering has explored many avenues, sheltered safely in the realm of misdirection and ambiguity.  To defend abortion honestly requires a fairly stark deviation from the standard moral compass that requires we protect the weak and helpless.  Hence, vague propaganda like "reproductive rights," "never again," "no uterus, no opinion," and "my body, my choice" became mainstays over the years for Women's Marchers and angsty college students alike.

In Wisconsin, a fight over whether children belong to the state or the parents.  In 1991, the European release of Zero Wing, a Sega video game, contained a now-classic badly translated phrase:  "All your base are belong to us."  In the massive battle shaping up across America, public school districts are metaphorically carrying a banner saying "All your children are belong to us" in their battle against parents over children's gender (not to mention racial issues).  What's happening in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, exemplifies this battle and can be summed up in a sentence from a staff training session:  "[P]arents are not entitled to know their kids' [gender] identities.  That knowledge must be earned."  That arrogant message came from a "professional development facilitator guide" that was used in the school district at a staff development session: [...]

Babies could be killed 28 days after birth under proposed Maryland law, attorney warns.  Legislation proposed in the Maryland Senate would allow babies to be left to die for as long as the first 28 days after birth, according to analysis from a pro-life attorney.  Senate Bill 669 is also known as the Pregnant Person's Freedom Act of 2022, but the problems go beyond the use of "person" in place of accurate references to women having babies.  Senator William Smith, a Democrat, sponsored the legislation, which will have a hearing on March 15.  "[T]he bill also proposes a revision of the fetal murder/manslaughter statute that would serve to handcuff the investigation of infant deaths unrelated to abortion," American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) attorney Olivia Summers wrote in her analysis.

Supreme Court Affirms Kentucky AG's Right to Defend Law Banning Live-Dismemberment Abortion.  In an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) can defend the commonwealth's law banning live-dismemberment abortion, despite Gov. Andrew Beshear's (D) refusal.  The decision authored by Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito overturned a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that barred Cameron's office from intervening in the case.  Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the sole dissenter.

Democrats' Abortion Bill That Would Go Further Than Roe Fails After Close Vote.  Nearly every Senate Democrat voted in favor of legislation Monday which would have radically expanded abortion rights beyond even the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade.  The Women's Health Protection Act would have forced every state to allow abortions for any reason until at least the point of viability, generally defined at around six months into a pregnancy, and banned most restrictions on abortion up to the point of birth.  Every Republican voted against the bill, and every Democrat except Sen. Joe Manchin voted in favor, NBC News reported.  The WHPA would have invalidated all state and local laws restricting what types of abortion procedures are permissible while banning requirements that doctors give women medical tests such as ultrasounds before administering abortions, unless such requirements also applied to "medically comparable procedures."

Schumer Allows Vote on Dead on Arrival Abortion Bill.  Nearly all Senate Democrats voted in favor of a bill that would allow doctors nationwide to terminate fetuses nine months into a pregnancy.  The Senate on Monday failed to advance the most pro-abortion bill in history, the Women's Health Protection Act, which would codify Roe v. Wade to repeal all abortion restrictions across the nation.  The bill states that doctors could abort babies at any point in a pregnancy if they determine a continuation "would pose a risk to the pregnant patient's life or health."  The bill was never expected to pass the 60-vote threshold to advance to a vote, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) faced pressure from pro-abortion activists and more liberal members of his caucus to move the legislation forward.

Virginia Democrats Vote For Allowing Babies Who Survive Abortions To Die Without Care.  As Virginia rounds the corner in its first session of 2022, legislation passed in the state's pro-life House faces major challenges in the Senate.  Although Virginia ushered in a pro-life governor this January, the Senate is still controlled by pro-abortion Democrats.  Last Tuesday's "crossover" day marked a turning point in the 60-day session, as bills passed in the House and Senate moved down the hall for further votes.  The Republican-controlled Virginia House passed HB 304, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, sponsored by Del.  Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper.  The bill requires an abortionist to provide life-saving treatment for a child born alive after a failed abortion.  It passed 52-48 along party lines.

On Overruling Roe.  It is very much in the air now, with a deep hope on one side and a grim resignation on the other, that the holding in Roe v. Wade will not survive this year.  Conservatives seem sure that something decisive is about to happen because they have helped to put on the Court the judges who can make it happen.  They worry that some of their six judges may lose their nerve or settle for a decision that keeps Roe v. Wade on the books, as a fragile façade, while its substance is removed step by step.  Liberals are terrified that the abortion license put in place by Roe will be swept away.  But one way or another, whether Roe is overturned, scaled back dramatically, or set on a path toward reversal, people will be invited to deliberate again about just how much protection they are willing to accord a child in the womb.  Put another way, they will be invited to judge just who will be protected by their laws against homicide.

Activists disrupt Florida House during abortion bill vote.  Republicans in the Florida House of Representatives early Thursday approved a ban on abortions after 15 weeks, moving to tighten access to the procedure ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could limit abortion rights in America.  The GOP-controlled House passed the 15-week abortion ban after several hours of debate between Democrats who said the measure would impose an unnecessary burden on women and Republicans who said they were protecting the unborn.

15-Week Abortion Ban Passes Arizona Senate.  On Tuesday, the Arizona Senate passed a bill prohibiting most abortions after 15 weeks gestation.  The bill, S.B. 1164, is similar to a Mississippi law banning abortions that is currently being challenged at the Supreme Court.  According to USA Today-affiliated local outlet AZCentral, S.B. 1164 passed Arizona's "narrowly divided Senate with a 16-13 party-line vote, with Republicans in support."  The bill now goes to the GOP-controlled Arizona House of Representatives.  If S.B. 1164 is approved in the House, it will need to be signed into law by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.  If S.B. 1164 is signed into law, abortions would only be allowed after 15 weeks of pregnancy in cases of medical emergency.  This includes life-threatening conditions and those that "create serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function."  The law would not allow abortions in cases of rape or incest.

Abortions in Texas Fall 60 Percent [in the] First Month of [a] New Law.  Abortions in Texas fell by approximately 60 percent during the first month following the implementation of the state's new law which bans most procedures once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.  Texas Health and Human Services officials report abortions in August numbered approximately 5,400.  One month later, after the new Texas abortion law went into effect, that number fell to under 2,200, the Associated Press reported.

Vermont Plans To Enshrine Legal Abortions Right Up To Birth.  A three-year battle in Vermont is coming to a head over Proposal 5, an amendment to the state constitution that would enshrine existing Vermont abortion "liberties" to terminate pregnancies up until birth.  Roe v. Wade established "viability" as the determinant of when state governments hold a "compelling" interest to protect children.  The current challenge to Roe in the Supreme Court concerns a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks.  Vermont's Proposal 5 essentially defines fetal viability at 40 weeks (birth), ignoring both Roe and the science of human development.

Does Justice Sotomayor's Intemperate Rant at Her Colleagues Indicate That She Knows Roe v. Wade Is About to Be Overturned?  There are two major abortion cases before the Supreme Court.  One case, arising from Mississippi and called Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, bans abortion after the 15th week for all intents and purposes.  The law has been in litigation since enacted, but six justices seemed inclined to let it go into effect during the oral arguments.  Under the original Roe trimester rubric, this should have been a no-brainer as that model recognizes the state has a compelling interest in the life of a child after the first trimester.  But, thanks to the dog's breakfast of lousy law created by pro-abort justices... looking at you Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Connor... abortion has become some sort of Molochian sacrament where a baby can literally be killed after passing through the birth canal if the "mother" has buyer's remorse.

Psaki Says Brandon Is Working with Congress to Pass a Bill that would Remove Abortion Restrictions.  While the State Department attacks Russia for daring to say that the West is full of degenerates, Brandon is pushing to make it even easier to kill unborn babies.  Watch Psaki proudly announce that here:  [Tweet]

71 Percent Of Americans Want More Restrictions On Abortion, Not Fewer.  A large majority of Americans say they support restrictions on abortion, a new poll from the Knights of Columbus and Marist Poll suggests.  In the survey of 1,004 adults, pollsters found that 71 percent of Americans think abortion should be heavily limited and only allowed in certain instances.  [Tweet]  Of the Americans who favor more regulation on killing unborn babies in the womb, 22 percent think abortion should be illegal beyond the first trimester.  Another 28 percent think abortion should be allowed only in cases of rape, incest, or to save the mother's life, while 9 percent say it should be allowed only when the mother's life is threatened.

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law.  Texas abortion providers and advocates were dealt another setback on Thursday when the Supreme Court rejected their request for a federal judge to accelerate the legal challenge to the Lone Star State's six-week abortion ban.  Though no majority opinion was issued, the six conservative and moderate justices voted in lockstep with each other while the three liberal justices (Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan) dissented.

Supreme Court again declines to intervene in challenge to Texas abortion law.  The U.S. Supreme Court denied on Thursday abortion providers' latest request to intervene in the ongoing legal challenge against Texas' restrictive abortion law, cutting off one of their few remaining paths to a speedy victory.  The case is currently before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which sent the case to the Texas Supreme Court.  That is expected to add months to the legal proceedings.  Abortion providers were hoping the U.S. Supreme Court would direct the 5th Circuit to send the case to federal district court, where a judge previously blocked the law.

California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe [is] overturned.  With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature on Wednesday revealed a plan to make the state a "sanctuary" for those seeking reproductive care, including possibly paying for travel, lodging and procedures for people from other states.

Abortion: A Non-Existent Right.  If we're going to debate precedents, shouldn't we be reviewing our previous two centuries, when virtually every single state had laws banning all abortions? [...] When something isn't specifically addressed by the Constitution, it must be left to the states, the people, to decide.  And by the early 1970s, they were holding referendum elections and deciding, by in large, in favor of life which sparked the sort of judicial activism that led to Roe v. Wade and the subsequent defense of its lawless nature as "settled law".

The Supreme Court will probably uphold the Mississippi law limiting abortion after 15 weeks.  Keep in mind that oral argument at the Supreme Court is typically more theater than jurisprudence.  The Justices usually already have their minds made up from reading the briefs.  But it's worthwhile theater because it connects the public to the judicial process.  Also, it gives some insight into the likely decision which won't come till next Spring.  My first observation is that much of the public is confused about what the Court is deciding and what it is not.  Blame the media for that.  Clicks are generated and fires are stoked not by the media presenting cases, but by presenting parades of horrible.  Here, the Court is not considering whether to ban abortion.  That's not on the table.  What's on the table is whether the Court will uphold the law enacted by the legislature of Mississippi which limits abortion in that state after 15 weeks.

Court's Legitimacy Depends on Overturning Roe v. Wade.  When the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization today, it will be asked to overrule Roe v. Wade, the court's 50-year-old precedent that created a constitutional right to abortion.  Legions of commentators are turning out to defend Roe, claiming that the Supreme Court's legitimacy depends on reaffirming it.  They are wrong.  The majority's opinion in Roe has undermined the court's legitimacy for nearly a half-century.  Roe relied on dubious reasoning to remove a contentious policy issue from the reach of the American people, placing all abortion policy in the hands of the unelected and unaccountable judiciary.  As a result, Roe has politicized the court and poisoned the judiciary.  The most legitimate thing the Supreme Court can do is overrule Roe.

Texas's creative abortion ban has saved a surprising number of lives.  On September 1, Texas's heartbeat law went into effect.  Under the law, it's illegal to have an abortion once a fetus's heartbeat is detectible, which occurs at about 6 weeks.  Texas, however, denied itself the authority to enforce the law.  Instead, the law allows private citizens to sue abortion providers for damages.  States have successfully used "private attorney general" laws for decades to help police unfair commercial practices.  That success seems to have translated to using private attorneys general to police illegal abortions in Texas, for abortion clinics are reporting a 70-80% decrease in abortions.

SCOTUS Could Rule on Texas Abortion Ban As Early as Monday:  Report.  The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) could rule as early as Monday on Texas' 'heartbeat' law, S.B. 8, banning abortions after about six weeks gestation, the Associated Press reported.  On Nov. 1, the high court heard oral arguments for two separate cases surrounding the law — Whole Woman's Health v. Texas and United States v. Texas.  The latter is the Department of Justice's (DOJ) lawsuit against the state over the constitutionality of S.B. 8.  As the AP notes, SCOTUS put both cases on a "rarely used fast track," which heightens the expectation that decisions on the cases would "come sooner than the months the justices usually spend writing and revising their opinions."

38th Texas City Bans Abortion, Declares Itself a "Sanctuary for the Unborn".  One by one, cities across America are rising up to protect the rights of unborn babies by banning abortions within their borders.  On Monday, the City Council of Anson, Texas voted unanimously to pass a Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance that outlaws abortion within city limits.  "A great crowd of residents from throughout the city showed up in support to pray before the historic council meeting," said Mark Lee Dickson, director with Right to Life of East Texas and founder of the Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn initiative.  "Way to go Anson, Texas!"  Dickson said Anson (population 2,556) is the 42nd city in the U.S. and the 38th in Texas to pass an enforceable ordinance that prohibits the killing of unborn babies in abortions.

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[Off-topic:]  Anson is the county seat of Jones County.  Both are named for Anson Jones.  This is one of three counties in Texas in which the county and the county seat were named after the same person.  Discovery of the other two is left to the reader as an exercise.

Study Shows Abortions in Texas Decreased by Half Since 'Heartbeat' Law Took Effect.  A study published Friday [10/29/2021] shows that the number of clinic-performed abortions in Texas decreased by half in September, the month S.B. 8 — the state's law that bans abortions upon fetal heartbeat detection — went into effect.  In the findings from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project's study, 2,164 abortions were performed at clinics in Texas.  In September 2020, 4,313 abortions took place.  Compared with August 2021, there were 5,377 abortions in Texas.  According to the study, this high number "likely reflects the facilities' expanded hours to accommodate more patients needing care in anticipation of S.B. 8 going into effect."  The study compiled data from 19 of the state's 24 abortion providers, which provide roughly 93 percent of all abortions reported in state annual vital statistics data.

Illinois Senate votes to repeal law requiring parental notification for minors receiving abortions.  The Illinois Senate voted Tuesday [10/26/2021] to repeal a decades-old law that requires a parent to be notified when a minor seeks an abortion, an effort by supporters to cement the state's position as a liberal leader on abortion rights as other states impose greater restrictions on the procedure. [...] The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 32-22 to repeal the parental notification requirement, with four members of the majority party joining Republicans in opposition.  Five other Democrats did not vote.

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.

Texas 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.

Texas 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."

Appeals 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.

Federal 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.

District 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 113-page ruling.

5 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.

DOJ 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.

Washington 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.

Biden 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.

Kamala 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.

US 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."

Biden 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.

Texas's 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.

Justice 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.

Democrat 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.

Florida 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."

No, 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.

Yep, 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.

Is Roe 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.

Biden 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.

Texas 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.

Biden 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.

Supreme 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.

Supreme 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.

Kamala 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 a statement.

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.

As 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.

Tomorrow, 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.

Fifth 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.

Court 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. [... "]

Texas 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.

Appeals 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 the law.

ACLJ 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.

Abortion 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 Fourteenth Amendment.

House 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.

Mississippi 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."

Vermont's 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.

Over 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.

Nancy 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.

Pro-Abortion 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.

Are 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 itRoe 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.

Psaki 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."

Pro-Abortionists Lose Their Minds as a Sledgehammer Is Taken to Roe v. Wade.  The Supreme Court of the United States has chosen to hear the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which challenges a Mississippi state law that restricts abortions of fetuses after 15 weeks of gestation.

Supreme Court 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.

Supreme 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.

Activists 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.

Supreme 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.

Idaho 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.

Kentucky 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.

Supreme 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.

Supreme Court 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 controversial issue.

Arizona 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.

Becerra's 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."

7 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.

South 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.

Tennessee 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.

Archbishop 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.

Joe 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Poland: 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.

[Devout 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.

Biden 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.

Sen. 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."

Supreme 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.

Biden 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.

Supreme 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.

Focus 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.

We 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.

Ohio 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.

Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts 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.

Catholic 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.

Two 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.

Mr. 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."

Trump 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.

Mississippi 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.

Appeals 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.

Appeals 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.

There 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.

Biden — 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.

Biden 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."

Ruth 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.

If 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.

Ted 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 Wednesday [9/2/2020].

Biden 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.

Kamala 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.

'Most 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.

Pro-Abortion 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.

5 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.

10 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.

A New Record?  Tennesee's Abortion Ban Blocked By Judge MINUTES After Being Signed into Law.  Less than an hour after Tennesee Governor Bill Lee signed a new law restricting abortion in his state, The apex predator of the baby-killing world, Planned Parenthood, filed an injunction and successfully had a Judge approve it, blocking the law from being implemented.

SCOTUS 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.

Joe 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.

A 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.

Justice 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."

US 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.

Missouri 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

Five 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.

Colorado 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.

Supreme 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.

Feminism:  Our 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."

The 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.

Cuomo's 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.

Dems' 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.

Biden: '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.

Bonkers 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.

Federal 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 Coronavirus outbreak.

Appeals 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.

Federal 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.

Texas 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.

Ohio 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.

Infanticide 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.

Mayor 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.

Abortion 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.

West 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.

Colombia's 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.

Supreme Court 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.

Democrats 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.

Abortion 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.

Ninth Circuit Court Rules Trump Admin Stripping Funding From Abortion Clinics Is Constitutional.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday [2/24/2020] that the Trump administration can continue stripping federal funding from clinics that offer abortions.  The court upheld the Trump administration's June 2019 declaration that taxpayer-funded clinics must stop referring women for abortions or be stripped of their Title X funding.

US 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.

McConnell 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."

Heightening 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.

Pete Buttigieg Defends LATE TERM Abortion.  Pete Buttigieg went on 'The View' to tell Megan McCain that there should be no limits on abortion.  [Video clip]

Chris 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.

Pete Buttigieg Tells Pro-Life Democrat That She Doesn't Belong in the Democratic Party.  At a recent campaign event, South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.) told a woman who identified as a pro-life Democrat that her views on abortion are not welcome in the Democratic Party, as the Daily Wire reports.

March For Life time lapse.  If this were liberal every station and paper would have it on, instead of hiding it.  [Video clip]

The 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.

Twitter Attaches Warning to President Donald Trump's Beautiful Pro-Life Video.  President Trump made history again on Friday [1/24/2020] being the first sitting president ever to address the annual March for Life rally in Washington DC. But not everyone was celebrating the president's message on Life.  Twitter attached a warning to President Trump's pro-life video this morning.

New 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.

Trump Marches 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.

The Most 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.

Colorado 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.

8th 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.

Supreme 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.

New 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.

California 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.

'Kill 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.

Natural 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.

Obama-appointed 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.

Ralph 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.

Federal 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.

Judge 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.

Joe 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.

900 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.

All Heartbeats 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.

Kamala 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."

San 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.

San 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.

Dems 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.

Planned 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.

Socialism, 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.

Federal 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.

Pelosi: 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.

Buttigieg 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."

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Ghoulishly preserving the bodies of thousands of dead babies has no connection at all to women's "access to health care."

Mayor 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.

Mayor 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."

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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?

Crowd Cheers When Beto O'Rourke Voices Support For Day-Before-Birth Abortion.  The Far-left Democrats continue to reveal their true sick and twisted selves every day.  This time, Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke told a man during a campaign event that he supports a woman's right to kill her baby even just one day before birth.  [Video clip]

Beto O'Rourke says abortion on day before a full-term birth is 'a decision for the woman to make'.  Presidential contender Beto O'Rourke said he believes the decision to have a third-trimester abortion should be up to women, and not men or the government.  The 46-year-old Texas Democrat was speaking at the College of Charleston as part of the school's "Bully Pulpit" series, and was asked a question by a man in the audience about third-trimester abortions.

This 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.

Peeling 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.

Warren's '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 [...]

Undaunted, 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.

Murder, 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.

Kamala 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."

Netroots 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]

Is 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.

Bringing 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.

Last 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.

Judge 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.

2020 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.

Wisconsin's 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.

British 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.

Rhode Island 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.

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[#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 Rivera (D-N.Y.)

These 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.

Hugh 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.

Texas 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.

Vermont's 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."

Governor 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 such organizations.

Maine 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.

Judge says Missouri's lone abortion clinic must remain open for now.  Missouri's only abortion clinic will remain open for now after a judge on Monday [6/10/2019] blocked state officials from closing it because of an ongoing licensing dispute.

Pro-Life 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."

Forward into the Past:  The Regression of Progressive Democrats.  [Scroll down]  The governor [of Virginia] said he favors giving mothers the option to let their babies who survived an attempted late-stage abortion die.  Do progressives favor "fourth-trimester" abortion?

Why 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.

Missouri Secretary Of State Blocks Referendum Vote On Abortion Laws.  A legal battle is underway in Missouri after its secretary of state blocked petitions for a referendum on the state's fetal heartbeat bill.  [Video clip]

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 grown up.

Democratic 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.

What 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 American law.

Illinois 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."

Illinois abortion 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.

The Abortion 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).

What 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.

Los 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."

Cory 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. [...]

The 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.

These 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?

Louisiana 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."

The 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.

Warren 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.

What Happens 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.

Alabama Passes A Bill Making Abortion A Felony, Potentially Setting Up A Historic Showdown In The Supreme Court.  They actually did it.  On Tuesday night [5/14/2019], the Alabama Senate passed a bill that would actually make abortion a felony in the state of Alabama.  Needless to say, pro-abortion forces all over the nation are officially freaking out about this new law.  They know that it is intended as "a direct challenge" to Roe v. Wade, and they know that this bill could potentially set up a historic showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gov. 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.

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.

'Women's 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.

Gillibrand 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.

Alabama 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.

Alabama 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.

The 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?"

Judge blocks Kentucky law that would ended abortions after 15 weeks.  A federal judge on Friday [5/10/2019] struck down a Kentucky abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies.  The state's anti-abortion governor immediately vowed to appeal.

Judge blocks Kentucky law that would ended abortions after 15 weeks.  A federal judge on Friday [5/10/2019] struck down a Kentucky abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies.  The state's anti-abortion governor immediately vowed to appeal.

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.

Democratic 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.

Kansas 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.

The 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.

Abortion 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.

The Left's Overreach on AbortionRoe 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, [...]

House 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.

Georgia House 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 into law.

Hollywood 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.

Making Constitutional 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.

O'Rourke 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 your body.

New 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.

Could 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.

Madison 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.

California 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.

Supreme 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.

Abortion Makes 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: [...]

Kentucky Senate Passes Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban.  The Kentucky Senate voted 31 [to] 6 Thursday to advance legislation that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected — usually six or seven weeks into pregnancy.

NARAL 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.

The 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."

Mississippi 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.

Judge 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.

Battle 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."

Alabama 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 WadeReversing 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.

Fetal 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.

Alabama 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."

How liberals 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.

Court 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')."

Democrats 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.

On 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.

7 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.

This 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.

Michigan 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."

Judge agrees to halt fetal heartbeat abortion law in Iowa.  A judge agreed Friday to temporarily block the most restrictive abortion law in the country from taking effect in Iowa next month under an agreement between lawyers for the state and abortion rights groups.

Ireland 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.

Iowa governor signs strictest abortion regulation in US.  Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a six-week abortion ban into law on Friday [5/4/2018], marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight.

Iowa passes 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban, most restrictive in U.S.  Iowa's Republican-controlled legislature passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States on Wednesday, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant.

Trump 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.

ACLU 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."

Wisc. 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."

Missouri 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.

Abortion 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.

Indiana 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.

New 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.

Florida 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.

6 reasons 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.

The 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.

Senate 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.

Tennessee 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?

Federal 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.

Ohio 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.

Doctor 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 conscience rights.

Kentucky abortion clinic's future at stake in federal trial.  The future of Kentucky's last abortion clinic is at stake as a federal trial is set to begin over a lawsuit stemming from the state's attempts to revoke the facility's license.

Judge 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.

Delaware 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 second-trimester abortion.

Oklahoma 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.

Oklahoma House 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.

Tennessee 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 the law.

Alabama 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.

House 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."

Abortion 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.

Little-Known 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.

Sessions: 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," Sessions responded.

The Editor says...
"The law of the land" originates in the Congress, not the Supreme Court.

Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill.  Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday [12/13/2016] imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat.

Ohio 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.

Ohio 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.

If 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."

PA 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.

A 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.

Judicial 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.

For 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.

Supreme 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.

Texas 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.

8 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.["]

Obama 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.

ABC 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."

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations.  The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday [6/27/2016], striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation's second-most-populous state.

Oklahoma 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.

Judge 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 provide abortifacients.

Utah 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.

Supreme 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.

Bias alert!
The law "could not pass constitutional muster" implies that the Constitution guarantees the right to an abortion, which it clearly does not.

Supreme 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.

Bills 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.

Supreme Court justices agree to hear first abortion case since 2007.  The justices said Friday [11/13/2015] they will hear arguments over a Texas law that would leave about 10 abortion clinics open across the state.

Licenses Suspended at 2 Abortion Clinics in South Carolina.  The violations cited at both places include incomplete records, performing an abortion sooner than 60 minutes after an ultrasound and not properly disposing of aborted fetuses.

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.

Obama 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."

Supreme 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.

Judge Blocks Kansas' Ban on 2nd-Trimester Abortion Procedure.  A Kansas judge on Thursday [6/25/2015] blocked the state's first-in-the-nation ban on an abortion procedure that opponents refer to as "dismemberment abortion."

US appeals court rejects Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban based on fetal heartbeat.  A federal appeals court struck down one of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions on Wednesday [5/27/2015], ruling that women would be unconstitutionally burdened by an Arkansas law that bans abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.

Trouble in GOP ranks kills votes on border and abortion bills.  Last week the GOP scrapped a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, acting the night before the March for Life, after realizing that some female Republican House members had concerns.

The 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.

Justices 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.

Appeals 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 admitting privileges.

Court 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.

Missouri 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.

Judge 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.

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law.  A federal judge Friday [8/29/2014] threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.

New 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.

Abortions 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.

RNC Officially 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 rebuked.

Ala. 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."

Fla. 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.

Federal Judge Overturns North Dakota's 6-Week Abortion Ban.  A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.

W.Va. 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.

US 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 appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules.  A federal appeals court on Thursday [3/27/2014] upheld Texas' tough new abortion restrictions that shuttered many of the abortions clinics in the state.

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."

Arizona 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 brief order.

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 New Orleans.

Fed 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.

Appeals court allows abortion restrictions to begin.  A federal appeals court ruling Thursday [10/31/2013] gives Texas the green light to start enforcing a new abortion restriction that a lower court judge said posed an undue burden on women.

Texas women turned away at abortion clinics after court ruling.  Women seeking to terminate their pregnancies were turned away at clinics across Texas on Friday [11/1/2013], providers said, after strict new regulations for physicians who perform abortions prompted a dozen facilities to stop offering them.

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 mother's womb.

North Carolina governor signs law for tougher abortion clinic rules.  North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law on Monday [7/29/2013] new requirements for clinics performing abortions that supporters say will protect women's safety and opponents say will restrict access to the procedure.

Federal 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.

Supreme Court 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.

Federal 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?

Complete text of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973).

Postmodern Prudes.  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?

Critics of 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.

North Dakota lawmakers move to ban abortion.  North Dakota lawmakers moved Friday [3/22/2013] to outlaw abortion in the state by passing a resolution defining life as starting at conception.

ND lawmakers define life as starting at conception.  Long dismissed as cold and inconsequential, North Dakota is now trying to enact the toughest abortion restrictions in the nation.

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.

Did 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.

European 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 to die.

Obama Camp Dupes Media on Non-Existent Abortion Controversy in Republican Platform.  President Obama's team took misleading politics to a new low yesterday [8/21/2012], vilifying pro-life Republicans and the GOP's longstanding platform language on the sanctity of life.

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.

Utah 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.

FRC 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.

Family Research Council voter's guide.

White House praises defeat of abortion amendment.  White House officials are praising the defeat of an anti-abortion proposal in Mississippi that would have defined life as beginning at conception.

Mississippi voters 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.

$36.7 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.

Arizona 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."

What We Did Not Know: The Aftermath of Thirty Years of Legal Abortion.  Who could have predicted the bitter fruit and tragedy that would come from legalized abortion?  After thirty years, the aftermath demands examination.

Mississippi 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.

No public 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.

The Roe 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.

Roe 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.

"Privacy" 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."

Why 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.

McCorvey to High Court:  Overturn Roe vs Wade.  The woman whose case became the basis for the controversial 1973 Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion is petitioning the court to have the ruling overturned.

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 14th Amendment."

Democrats 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.

Supreme 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.

Ruling Gives 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."

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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 abortion facility.

Where'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.

Brazile:  Forget Obama's Abortion Radicalism — Gas is $4!.  Who cares if Barack Obama won't protect a child who is born alive after an abortion?  Gas is over $4 a gallon!  So argued Donna Brazile when Bill Bennett pressed her on the matter today.

Court to Hear Arguments on Whether an Abortion Ends Human Life.  A federal appeals court will hear arguments Wednesday in a potentially groundbreaking case that — for the first time, according to attorneys — addresses the question of whether an abortion terminates a human being's life.

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.

Questions of 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.

Louisiana Becomes First State to Ban Late-Term Abortions.  Louisiana became the first American state to outlaw a late-term abortion procedure on Friday [7/13/2007], when the governor approved legislation allowing doctors to be prosecuted for performing the surgery.

The 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.

Abortion's '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.]

Abortion 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.

Death 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.

Senate passes 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 abortion ban.

The threatening 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.

Bill criminalizing 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?]

A Narrowed RiftRoe 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 reasoning.

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.

The 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?

Pro-Family 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.

Hypocrisy 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 well.
- Walter Weber   

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 "patently offensive."

Anti-Abortion Group Wins Fight for 'Choose Life' Arizona License Plates.  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a January ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of the Arizona Life Coalition.  The Arizona Department of Transportation said it would "quickly and fully comply" with the courts' direction.

Court 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.

Trooper 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.

Refusing 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.

Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Fetus is Part of a Woman's Body.  Would the court agree that women don't have a male sex organ?  This is not a trick question.  If her fetus has one, then the fetus can't be part of her body or else the woman has a male sex organ.

When does a woman become a woman?  It's ironic how women fight for the freedom to kill other little women.

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 ContestAn 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.

Not guilty plea in killing to steal fetus.  An Oregon woman wept as she was arraigned on a charge of killing a pregnant woman in order to get and raise her unborn son.

Baby's 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.

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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.

Oklahoma 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.

Two Men Plead Guilty to Murder of Woman Who Refused to Have Abortion.  The murderers of a pregnant woman plead guilty in Winnipeg yesterday and were sentenced today [10/9/2009].  While two murders occurred, only the killing of the mother was prosecuted because Canadian law does not recognize the humanity of an unborn baby.

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2024 by Andrew K. Dart

What's happening in Kansas?

Kansas 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.

The 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 Parenthood.

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.

D.C.-Area 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.

Court:  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.

Kansas 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.

Update ...
Grand jury won't indict Planned Parenthood.  A Johnson County grand jury wrapped up its three-month investigation of Planned Parenthood's Overland Park clinic Monday without issuing any indictments.

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.

Judge 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.

Abortionists:  Are 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.

TVC Publishes 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.

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 illegal abortions.

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.

Conservatism, 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.

Carhart 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.

Littered With Lies.  When it comes to the most important moral issues of our time, few entities have been on the wrong side of the truth more often than has the Democrat Party and their apologists.  The Democrat platform has long been a mountain of lies.  On everything from abortion to "universal health care," the Democrat Party has lied repeatedly, for decades.  Since at least the early 1970s, in order to justify killing the most helpless and innocent among us — the unborn — the American Left has continuously dehumanized the unborn.  They have told countless lies about the consequences of killing a child in the womb.  They have even gone so far as to attempt to justify what could only be described as infanticide.  The numerous lies surrounding abortion were born from the Left's lies on sex.  With devastating consequences, the Left has preached to generations of Americans the pagan principle "Do as thou wilt" when it comes to matters in the sexual realm.  Thus, millions of Americans have been deceived into believing that they can have sex whenever they like, with whoever they like, without consequence.  And, of course, if an unwanted child results, the left demands the "right" to kill it.

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Will Spend $40 Million Supporting Biden and Democrats.  The Planned Parenthood abortion business has revealed a $40 million commitment for the 2024 election cycle, intending to bolster its lucrative abortion business and endorse President Joe Biden along with prominent congressional Democrats.  This announcement follows the U.S. Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade two years ago, which ended the made-up "right" to abortion.  Planned Parenthood's initiative seeks to support candidates nationwide who advocate for abortion rights.  The heavy election investment comes after the abortion giant got hundreds of millions of tax dollars.

Joe Biden's Campaign Confirms He Supports Abortions Up to Birth.  Joe Biden supports abortions up to birth.  He's supported it countless times, he's said repeatedly he doesn't support any limits on abortion and his own policies promote abortions without limits throughout pregnant.  Yet when asked about recent comments from independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. supporting "full-term abortions," Biden's spokeswoman gave a double answer.  She claimed Biden doesn't support such abortions, and then admitted he does.  "No, the president doesn't support full-term abortions, as he's made clear many times.  He thinks Roe got it right," said Lauren Hitt, a senior spokesperson for the campaign.  Roe allowed full-term abortions unless states prohibited abortions after viability.  Which means Biden supports full-term abortions.  Because if states didn't take actions to stop abortions post-viability, babies could be killed in abortions up to birth.

The Biden Anti-American Legacy.  Biden has been weaponizing abortion, promising "he would reverse the Trump-era actions that transformed abortion rights in America and made Roe v.  Wade protections the law of the land."  Except that the Dobbs decision, which saw the Supreme Court return the abortion matter to the states, means he can't keep that promise.  Promising something he can't deliver on is what Biden does best.

Robert Kennedy Jr.'s stance on late-term abortion could swing the election to Trump.  In an unexpected twist in the current election cycle, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an independent presidential candidate, openly declared his support for late-term abortions.  This stance, articulated during a recent interview with podcaster Sage Steele, posits that women should have the autonomy to decide on abortions, "even if it's full-term."  This radical position could significantly impact the 2024 presidential race, potentially benefiting Donald Trump more than any other single political move.  Political analysts had long debated which candidate would suffer most from Kennedy's candidacy.  Initially labeled a "spoiler," the focus has shifted dramatically following his controversial declaration.  This quantum shift could torpedo Joe Biden's campaign by alienating his most liberal supporters who might now see Kennedy as a viable alternative.  These supporters are increasingly viewing Biden as less dynamic, and Kennedy's articulate, albeit controversial, position gives them a potent reason to shift their allegiance.

Democrats Sponsor Bill for Abortions Up to Birth That Eliminates Every Pro-Life Law Nationwide.  When the Dobbs ruling overturned Roe v.  Wade, we knew the abortion industry would not go away quietly without a fight.  As you know, after our amicus brief was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in overturning Roe, Liberty Counsel has been fighting the abortion industry's attempts to make killing an unborn child a "right" in state constitutions across the country. [...] Now, the abortion industry is going for a bigger prize — federal legislation to force every state to wipe away all abortion restrictions.  The bill even goes so far as to overturn the federal ban on gruesome partial birth abortion, which murders a viable, full-term baby before its head leaves the mother's womb.  Late-term abortion murders viable babies who could, if given the chance, live outside their mother's womb.  In a typical procedure, everything except for the baby's head is outside the mother's body.  Then, just before the child's head comes out, the abortionist drives a spike through the child's skull, literally scrambling the baby's brain to kill the child.  Instead of a spike to the brain, some abortionists, like the demonic Kermit Gosnell, use heavy duty scissors to sever the child's spinal cord once the legs, torso, and neck, but not head, are outside the birth canal.

Abortion [is] Best Decided at the State Level.  Zero U.S. House Democrats voted to pass the protection of women and girls in sports.  I'm sure abortion rights will be the only issue those same Dems will vote for come November.  On the one hand they are for women's rights, but on the other hand they are not for women's rights.  National abortion law proponents are narcissistically selfish.  Such a law doesn't consider the wishes of those pro-abortionists who want abortion rights but believe in the sanctity of life, that life for many begins somewhere in the gestation period and therefore feel an abortion after that period is taking a life.  But the hardcore hair-on-fire loudmouths want "rights" up to and after taking a first breath.

Kamala Harris Goes on a Multi-State Abortion Tour.  Kamala Harris has the dubious honor of being the first sitting vice president to visit an abortion clinic as part of her multi-state tour touting extreme abortion and lying about IBF.  "Right now, in our country, we are facing a very serious health crisis," Harris said.  "And the crisis is affecting many, many people in our country, most of whom are, frankly, silently suffering." [...] Only Canada, North Korea, China, and three others have laws as extreme as some US states like New York.  Democrats want to turn the conversation to abortion since they have nothing else.  Abortion is where it should be — with the states.  Leave it there.  They're attempting to take this wedge issue to the presidency.  We can't let them win the presidency because they are destroying the country.  The problem is it is no longer healthcare when a mother kills a baby close to birth for no reason.

Another 'historic first': Kamala Harris campaigns for votes at abortion clinic.  Abortion clinics are disgusting, repellent places, with buckets of chopped up body parts and the stench of death all around them.  So who should turn up at one to campaign than Kamala Harris, who accomplished another "historic first" with her vice presidential campaign pit stop in politically safe Minneapolis? [...] In short, there's a reason politicians have used euphemistic language like "women's health" to promote their support for abortion all these years, but avoided the actual "clinics" themselves, hauling out their "medical waste" by the truckload, which isn't good for political photo ops.  But for Harris, that's not a problem.  She's pandering to the pro-abortion wing of the Democrats and telling them that this is their most important issue.  Never mind that most Americans are concerned about the economy, inflation and immigration as their top issues.  Abortion ranks high for some single young women but pretty much everyone else has more urgent things on their minds, all of them caused or exacerbated by the Biden/Harris team, which desperately hopes Americans will forget.

Kamala Harris becomes first VP or president to visit an abortion clinic.  Vice President Kamala Harris made history when she became what is believed to be the first president or vice president to visit an abortion clinic on Thursday as the fight over abortion rights has been front and center since the overturning of Roe v Wade.  Harris met with abortion providers and staff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota as part of a nationwide tour she has been on after the landmark decision was struck down in 2022.  The vice president has been a fierce defender of abortion rights within the Biden administration as the issue has proven to be a strong motivator for voters and is expected to be one of the top issues for Democrats ahead of November's election.

Joe Biden Marks 51st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade by Promising to Fight for 'Right' to Kill the Unborn.  Self-professed Catholic President Joe Biden marked the fifty-first anniversary of the Supreme Court's now-defunct 1973 Roe v. Wade decision by pledging to fight for the supposed "right" to kill unborn babies via abortion.  In a statement released on Monday, Biden took the opportunity to mourn the Supreme Court's 2022 Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe's invention of the constitutional "right" to abortion and sent the issue back to individual states.  He also painted Republicans as "dangerous" and "extreme" for passing laws banning or restricting abortions and accused them of putting "lives... at risk": [...]

New NBC poll finds 22% of voting Democrat women are 'single-issue voters' when it comes time to abortion.  Four days ago, NBC News released the findings of a brand new poll, and here's the lede:  ["]Latest NBC News poll finds protecting democracy and abortion are top of mind for single-issue voters.["]  Right off the bat, we're reminded that a significant number of voters still don't understand the American political system — suprise, surprise — but more relevantly for this blog, we learn that according to the current attitudes, abortion is a "single-issue" sticking point for a number of voters.

The most important issue to bloodthirsty Democrats.  Exit polling from CBS showed that for nearly 80% of Democrats, abortion was the main issue guiding their votes.  It's just amazing — tragic, actually — that killing babies takes top priority in the mind of anyone.  Just think of it.  A world swirling with severe problems from the Islamo-terrorists in Iran racing to get a nuclear bomb, the vile communist tyrants of China about to invade Taiwan after crushing Hong Kong, and the thug of Russia murdering thousands in Ukraine — and then, whether we can tear apart a living child up to the day of birth is top on the mind of most Democrats?  It reflects the profound moral decay in which we find ourselves.  The left has taken over almost all our institutions, and it destroys everything it touches — especially our culture and American Judeo-Christian moral foundations.  It's as though we have reverted to the pagan barbarism of the Canaanites or Aztecs, piling up mounds of innocent heads, as we howl to the thunder gods, except now we're shouting out our abortions.

America on the Edge of the Cliff.  The recent elections were somewhat instructive as to where we are as a nation — not because of who won, but due to how they did it.  In the weeks leading up to the election, there was a never-ending parade of commercials in my home state of Virginia featuring Democrats extolling the wonderful glories of abortion.  They could have replaced the "D" with an "A" after their names because they ran as the abortion party.  It was the only issue they ran on, the one value to rule them all.  And the electorate embraced many of them for it.  It is already a certainty that it will be the one issue that Democrats run on in 2024.  When it comes to basic societal values, diversity is not our strength.  Our once common values, even if we sometimes failed to live up to them, were enshrined in our founding documents and formed the foundation of our society.  That foundation has now been shattered, and we are left with nothing that binds us together.

Joe Biden Wants to Force Every Hospital to Kill Babies in Abortions.  Following the fall of Roe v Wade last year, President Biden and anti-Life Democrats have been desperately searching for ways to subvert Pro-Life state laws to continue the destruction of preborn life.  One of the most recent attempts by the Biden Administration involves an endeavor to leverage the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) to compel hospitals, including those in Texas, to perform abortions.  EMTALA is a federal law that requires public hospitals to stabilize and care for any patient who needs emergency treatment, regardless of a patient's ability to pay.  Pro-Life President Ronald Reagan championed and signed EMTALA into law in 1986 so that vulnerable patients, including pregnant mothers in labor, would receive essential care for themselves and their preborn children.

Why Democrats Are Panicking.  If Democrats re-nominate Joe Biden, the 2024 election could resemble the 1980 contest between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.  Why?  Because a large majority of Americans are worse off today than they were before Joe Biden took office. [...] Normally you would say that the incumbent — Jimmy Carter or Joe Biden — couldn't possibly be re-elected with those numbers.  But these are strange times.  The Democrats will bet on their ace in the hole, abortion.  Currently, the most popular position a politician can take, even in red states like Ohio, is enthusiastic support for abortion, as often as possible up to and including the moment of birth.  In several states, like Minnesota, abortion after birth — infanticide — has been made legal.  So you can understand why Democrats are optimistic that abortion will win for them again in 2024, even if their nominee is a senile incompetent with a horrible record:  abortion voters are fanatics.

Pro-Life Republicans Must Unite Against Democrats Who Want Abortions Up to Birth.  When former President Donald Trump pointed out in September that Democrats want late-term abortion and even post-birth infanticide to be fully legal, newly-minted "Meet the Press" host Kristen Welker flatly contradicted him: "That's not true."  It is true, though.  Democratic leaders have pushed for policies that would legalize late-term abortion and, arguably, post-birth infanticide in just the past two years.  House Democrats introduced and passed a bill — twice — that would abolish all restrictions on abortion on the grounds that such restrictions are "tools of gender oppression."  Eleven states liberalized their abortion laws after Roe fell in June 2022.  Oregon, Minnesota, Vermont and New Jersey have expanded access to the point that they now have no restrictions on abortion.

Where is the red-state Laphonza Butler?  The way to change the fundamental imbalance between the parties is by reforming the way we select nominees.  Following the sudden death last week of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Governor Gavin Newsom needed to pick an interim replacement.  He had a large bench of Democrats from which to choose in the once Golden State.  So what did he do?  He went with the biggest leftist imaginable — a registered voter from Maryland, no less!  In Laphonza Butler, Newsom didn't find only a reliable leftist vote but also a ferocious voice and leader for every cause Democrats hold dear.  By selecting a lesbian activist who is the head of the most prominent pro-abortion organization in the country, Newsom figured he'd floor the gas pedal in a state where Democrats cannot lose and elevate an out-of-state resident who has never held office.  Why?  Because it serves their interests.

Newsom's appointment confirms that abortion is the heart of the Democratic Party.  It's normal, if mildly corrupt, for presidents to appoint their top fundraisers to ambassadorships.  It's remarkable that Democrats have transferred one of their top fundraisers to a U.S. Senate seat.  Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has announced he is appointing Laphonza Butler to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Dianne Feinstein's death.  Butler is one of the leaders of the abortion lobby, and as such she is one of the leading Democratic fundraisers.  She is the president of EMILY's List, which raises money for Democratic women who defend abortion. [Tweet]  "Fundraising juggernaut" is a good description of EMILY's List.  In the prior presidential election, EMILY's List spent $79.6 million.  It's one of the top ideological PACs in spending and fundraising, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.  Its affiliated super PAC, called Women Vote!, spent another $47 million in the 2020 cycle.  But EMILY's List isn't merely a fundraising juggernaut.  The group is basically a gatekeeper for the Democratic Party.

The Decline of American 'Civilization'.  Civilized beings do not kill their own offspring for pleasure or self-gratification.  There are indeed some animals who do occasionally kill their offspring; a male bear, for example, might kill his own cubs to have sexual access to the female again.  Quite frankly, this sounds a lot like abortion to me, at least in principle — the destruction of life for the carnal gratification and selfishness of the parent, in this case, the mother.  We accept male bears doing this as simply part of their nature; they aren't "civilized," they are acting by instinct, and as a result, we cannot hold them morally responsible for their behavior.  But that's the point.  The killing of one's offspring is not "civilized" behavior, and in creatures who do (supposedly) have moral "sense" (humans), it becomes a reprehensible, uncivilized act.  All the more because it is done deliberately and primarily for ultimate carnal gratification.  A baby would be a nuisance; the procreation of the species, which is the ultimate purpose of the sexual act, is no longer in view.  Pleasure is.  This isn't "civilization," it is barbarity gone to seed.

Abortion Is Just A Symptom.  [Scroll down]  Who out of those four groups listed above do you think are the people most likely to consume pop culture? [...] It's single people.  And for a number of reasons we don't need to bore ourselves with, pretty clearly pop culture is aimed at women more than men.  Just consider the differential in consumer marketing between the sexes and it becomes obvious.  Even the NFL, when it markets merchandise during games, is trying to sell to women as often as men, and it's no longer a surprise to see things like tampon commercials running during college basketball games.  And all the action movies have women beating men to a pulp now.  They're not trying to attract male audiences with that kind of programming.  So women, and single women in particular, are the target audience for most of what corporate media — which is dominated by the Left; most of those media conglomerates who control pop culture are as woke or nearly so as Disney is — and what messaging is fed to them?  Certainly not that today's single women should aspire to be wives and mothers, that's for sure.  And yet who are the most unhappy people in America?  Single women.  Unhappy people are the Left's stock in trade.

Democrat Sen Marko Liias defends ghoulish 30-week abortion.  Washington state senator Marko Liias, a democrat representing Mukilteo, is defending a woman who had a third-trimester abortion (before burning and burying the body of her child).  It's so extreme that it's not even legal in Washington state, which takes a very permissive approach to abortion.  Democrats are sounding the alarm over a case out of Nebraska where a 19-year-old earned 90 days in jail after killing her child through a medically induced abortion.  Like other Radical Left activists, Liias linked to a New York Times report on the case, saying it belongs in a "dystopian Margaret Atwood book."

RFK Jr. affirms pro-abortion stance, touts 'bodily autonomy' at New Hampshire town hall.  Democratic presidential contender Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently affirmed he is "pro-choice," despite his belief that "every abortion is a tragedy."  Kennedy had little to nothing with which to assure voters desiring a legal end to abortion when asked during a portion of a New Hampshire "town hall" televised by WMUR-TV why pro-lifers should vote for him.  "I think the worst solution [to abortion] is that the government is involved in decisions that belong to a woman," Kennedy concluded.

Maine Democrats Kill Amendment to Ban Trafficking of Aborted Baby Remains.  Maine state Senate Democrats blocked a proposed amendment on Tuesday to a late-term abortion bill that would have placed a four-year moratorium on the trafficking of fetal remains leftover from late-term abortions, the Maine Wire reported.  Republican state Sen. Eric Brakey proposed the amendment and stated that if the late-term abortion bill passes (LD 1619) "the least we can do it to establish this moratorium on the trafficking of fetal body parts so that the legislature can thoughtfully consider the issue in the coming years and develop more permanent policy."  Trafficking in fetal remains would have been a Class C crime under the amendment.

CNN's Mostly False Take on Biden's Stance on Abortion.  During the June 7 CNN town hall with new presidential candidate Mike Pence, interviewer Dana Bash falsely laid out President Joe Biden's position: "He says that codifying Roe v. Wade is his position.  That means a right to an abortion until the point of viability, not up until birth."  Pence should have interrupted and called her out.  Biden was endorsed in 2020 by Planned Parenthood and other abortion lobbies that understood they were getting a staunch abortion-on-demand president.  It's on paper.  This is the Biden-Harris Democrat platform language of 2020:  "We believe unequivocally, like the majority of Americans, that every woman should be able to access high-quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion. ... Democrats oppose and will fight to overturn federal and state laws that create barriers to reproductive health and rights."  That plainly lines up the Democrats as against "barriers" — "unequivocally."

Sen. Kennedy Exposes Dems in Brilliant Grilling of Abortion Witness.  Democrats want to do all they can to make abortion an issue that they think helps them in the upcoming election by fearmongering about the positions of Republicans, but what they don't want to do is be honest about the facts or their radical positions when it comes to being for abortion up to the moment of birth.  They know that most Americans are not supportive of abortion to the moment of birth and that's why they don't want to be straight when they are confronted on that question because they are indeed the radicals on this issue.  But during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee related to the Dobbs decision, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) exposed that effort and completely decimated one of the witnesses in that polite, but devastating way that he has.  Kennedy asked Professor Michele Goodwin if she supports it "being legal to abort an unborn child up to the moment of birth."  An uncomplicated question.  She's a Chancellor's Professor at the University of California, Irvine where she teaches constitutional law and directs the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy.  So one would think that's a question that she could answer.  But she didn't want to go there, insisting it was "not a yes or no question."  Kennedy explained that it was.

The Catholic holding a rosary will be the abortion candidate.  Yes, the moderate will take communion at Sunday's mass and then call any restriction on abortion another example of the MAGAs denying women health-care options.  Biden is hoping that the GOP can not get its act together on abortion.  In other words, the Democrats want to run against 1849 abortion bans as happened in Wisconsin.  So the pressure is on Republicans majority legislatures, such as Wisconsin, to come up with 2023 abortion laws that create exceptions for rape or incest but deny abortion after 12 or 15 weeks.  In other words, force Democrats to explain their votes for late-terms abortions.  In the meantime, the moderate, the Catholic with the rosary, will do nothing but talk about abortion.  It's up to the GOP to get ready and fight back because the moderate will call you a scary MAGA type if you support the slightest restrictions on abortions.

Joe Biden Wants to Redfine "Persons" to Exclude Unborn Babies.  On April 17, President Biden's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a "notice of proposed rulemaking" that seeks to redefine the terms "person," "natural person," and "individual" to exclude the unborn.  The rule change would apply to federal healthcare regulations, including those created by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).  The HHS proposal states that HIPAA, a bipartisan law that was supported by many pro-life members of Congress at the time, "does not define the term 'person.'"  However, the HHS goes on to reference 1 U.S. Code 8 (1 U.S.C. 8), a provision created by the passage of the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002.

Kamala Harris Says Pro-Life Policies Target 'Our Democracy' At Abortion Rally.  Vice President Kamala Harris made a surprise appearance at an abortion rally in Los Angeles on Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court issued an administrative stay regarding restrictions on mifepristone, the drug used in about half of all abortions nationwide.  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito granted a five-day pause on Friday after the Department of Justice requested the court intervene following a ruling by Texas Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, which paused FDA approval of the abortion drug.  In her remarks, Harris urged rallygoers to "stand up and fight," describing the situation as a "critical moment" in U.S. history.

The Editor says...
Stand up and fight whom, and for what purpose?  Why is abortion so important to the socialist Democrats?

Democrats Launch Into Apoplectic Rage Over Abortion Ruling, AOC Makes Insurrectionist Call on CNN.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who I'm assured is very concerned about democracy, called to undermine the US system of government on Friday evening.  While appearing with CNN's Anderson Cooper, the far-left congresswoman said that the Biden administration should outright ignore a recent federal court ruling staying FDA approval of an abortion drug.  The decision, which also came down on Friday evening, set the left into an apoplectic rage.  Democrat politicians and commentators alike slammed the judge, suggesting that he was illegitimate and that unborn babies are not, in fact, human.

AOC Calls On Biden To 'Ignore' Texas Judge's Abortion Pill Ruling In Unprecedented Move.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called for President Joe Biden to "ignore" a Texas judge's ruling which stopped the approval of an abortion pill.  On Friday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ordered the FDA not to approve mifepristone due to an ongoing lawsuit challenging the safety of the abortive pill.  Despite the Biden administration announcing plans to appeal Kacsmaryk's decision, Democrats like AOC have called on the president to merely ignore the decision.  "The interesting thing when it comes to a ruling is that it relies on enforcement.  And it is up to the Biden administration to enforce, to choose whether or not to enforce a ruling," AOC told CNN.

Judge reverses FDA approval of abortion drug after 23 years.  A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled to suspend the abortion drug mifepristone, which was approved by regulators 23 years ago and has now become one of the most common methods of abortion in the country.  U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled to suspend the FDA's approval of mifepristone.  The ruling is paused for seven days so the federal government may appeal.  Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Department of Justice strongly disagreed with the decision and would file an appeal.

The 2024 Presidential Election is Already About Abortion.  The Democrat position regarding abortion is unregulated abortion, federally legislated through all nine months of pregnancy and beyond.  Look no further than California's abortion ballot Proposition 1.  However, to seduce the votes they needed, pro-abortion politicians shouted bogus claims that overturning Roe created a health crisis, if pro-life Republicans get their way they would outlaw contraception, and women suffering from miscarriage will die on the operating table.  Ridiculous, right?  Only if the pro-life Republican candidate said so.  Qui tacet consentit — silence gives consent.

Philly jury gives President 'Devout Catholic' a black eye.  It's hard to find a sweeter and more appropriate verdict than one that was handed down from Philadelphia of all places, in the wanton federal prosecution of pro-life activist Mark Houck. [...] The whole prosecution was utter garbage, with many pro-life advocates noting that the act was done to intimidate.  Who's doing the intimidating?  Joe Biden's White House, of course, which would be the same Joe Biden who hails himself as a "devout Catholic."  The same Joe Biden on whose watch churches and crisis pregnancy centers are being firebombed and vandalized with no consequences to the thugs.  His hypocrisy is pretty big in this one, given the damage done with a vindictive prosecution so flawed even a Philly jury wouldn't go along.  They must have thought they had it in the bag, and they didn't.  Meanwhile, President Devout Catholic, as if to take the public's mind off this outrageous abuse of government power on his watch, was last seen claiming the pope was on his side in his federal funding for abortions.

'Devout Catholic' Joe Biden Remains Woefully Ignorant on Key Church Teaching.  President Joe Biden, despite supposedly being a "devout Catholic," keeps finding himself in the news over his obsession, and the obsession of his administration, on abortion.  On Tuesday [1/31/2023], we covered how his administration may be looking to declare a public health emergency declaration, this time on abortion.  Earlier in the week, on Monday, Biden had also been confronted by a reporter about such a pro-abortion stance, which led to the president giving a rather head-scratching answer about his Catholic faith.

California's Crazy New Year: Five Radical Laws Go into Effect.  [#4] SB 1375: Allowing Nurses to Perform Abortions Without Doctors — This law attempts to expand access to abortion by allowing qualified nurses to perform certain abortion procedures in the first trimester of pregnancy without the supervision of a doctor.  This new law will take effect alongside a new provision in the California constitution, passed by a referendum in 2022, guaranteeing the right to abortion and contraception.

Year in Review: California Got Even Crazier in 2022.  California Democrats love to say their state's laws lead the way.  But where, exactly, are they leading us?  Here are some guideposts.  [#5] Abortion Bills Galore:  California lawmakers went all-in on abortion this year, establishing a $20 million taxpayer-funded Abortion Practical Support fund to cover the expenses of out-of-state women who head west to undergo the procedure.  A bill from Sen. Lena Gonzalez (D.) barred private insurance plans from charging copays or deductibles for abortions.  And a bill from state Sen. Anna Caballero (D.) required the state to establish an official "California abortion finder" website, which dismisses crisis pregnancy centers as "fake" clinics that disseminate misinformation.

Biden's Use of the Eichmann Defense.  In the 2012 vice-presidential debates, Biden avowed that "My religion defines who I am."  "I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life," and "With regard to abortion, I accept my church's position on abortion as what we call de fide doctrine.  Life begins at conception." [... But] There's no way that Biden could have obtained the gratifying pleasures of power and prestige of the presidency without first receiving his party's nomination.  And to receive that nomination he had to claim that he believed that the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision was a government mandate that guaranteed the unrestricted right to abort unwanted children.  Anyone familiar with Biden's actions as president will agree he has been staunchly obedient to his perceived government mandate.  He and many of his fellow Democratic politicians have asserted that a woman's right to abortion extends for the entire nine months of pregnancy.  Because of such extreme pro-choice actions, reputable organizations — such as the Family Research Council — have accurately labeled Biden as the most pro-abortion president in history.

Don't Buy What Democrats Are Selling as Reality.  Under their new pseudo-reality, the Democrats would have us believe that killing human babies for convenience is acceptable as long as the babies are pre-born.  Democrats disrespect those who believe that the Bible condemns abortion, and they call Bible believers bigots.  Democrats desire that pro-life individuals be labeled as anti-abortion, but they themselves are aghast if someone rightfully refers to anti-abortion advocates as pro-death.

Biden Vows to Legalize Nationwide Killing of Unborn Babies.  Thirty-five years ago, Democratic Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, who was then serving as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, gave a speech explaining why he was going to vote against confirming Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. [...] But last Sunday in New York, the man who cited his recognition of God-given rights in explaining his opposition to the confirmation of Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court declared once again that he intends to sign legislation declaring a nationwide right to abort unborn babies.  "Look, here's the bottom line:  If Republicans gain control of Congress and pass a nationwide ban on abortion, I will veto it," said Biden.  "And if we elect — they give me two more Democrats in the Senate and we keep control of the House, we're going to codify Roe v.  Wade in January and make it the law of the land."  This is Biden's commitment:  to sign a law that legalizes the mass killing of innocent human beings.

Abortion: even the Left says it's about money.  What kind of monster do you have to be to argue that it's OK to kill people if it makes you better off?  Answer: a Leftist.  That kind of monster.  One of the most bizarre arguments that has popped up in recent months for abortion rights is that it is a "bread and butter" economic issue.  Presumably this is because all the polls (and common sense) tell us that voters are motivated by their wallets this election, and neither of the two pillars of the Democrat campaigns this season fit into those categories.  It's hard to see abortion access or "democracy at stake" as easily moving votes in the current environment, so abortion fanatic Leftists are trying to shoehorn their message into a relevant narrative.  It is a very square peg being hammered into a very round hole.  [Tweet]  Rebecca Solnit at The Guardian tries her hand with the rhetorical hammer; perhaps she can pound that peg into that hole?  She comes off sounding like a total monster.

Here's All the Left Wing Political Violence the Corporate Media Seems to Have Forgotten About.  The media appears to have rediscovered political violence the morning of October 28 when news broke that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul was attacked by a hammer-wielding mad man in their California home. [...] In case they've forgotten or would rather not discuss it, here is a small slice of left-wing political violence over the years that has either been excused, dismissed or under-covered.  [#1] Fire-bombings at Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers:  Three pro-life pregnancy centers were firebombed in the course of one month following a leak of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Heath Center.  Many of these attacks were carried out by the radical pro-abortion group Jane's Revenge, which has openly endorsed violence against pro-life individuals and organizations.  Multiple pro-life centers, in Colorado, Virginia, Oregon, and other states, were vandalized or firebombed in the week after the Dobbs decision came out.  [Tweets]

No such thing as a 'Christian Democrat'.  Today's Democrats have elevated abortion on demand above all else.  First trimester, second trimester, third trimester, or even five seconds before birth, it doesn't matter.  The party has made it very clear:  A mother's right to kill her child and Planned Parenthood's right to sell that infant's heart, liver, kidneys and lungs for profit, is the highest test of political loyalty.  Forget child care; child sacrifice is now the highest good of those who goose-step with President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in their march to fundamentally transform our country and our culture.

Ten Reasons to Vote Democrat.  [#3] You want to kill inconvenient babies.  Right now, at least in Democrat-run locales like N.Y. and California, you have a full nine months of gestation in which to snuff that unborn and highly inconvenient baby you're carrying.  And if you're tardy, and only realize when you go into labor that that baby's just gotta go, you can still kill it on the way out!  And should you somehow forget to off your unborn child during gestation and then the doctor botches the "partial-birth abortion," no less an expert than that blackface-wearing pediatrician, former governor Ralph Northam (D-Coonman) of Virginia, says your damaged newborn should be left to die if you so choose.  If you like terminating the most innocent and defenseless among us, elect more Democrats.

Stacey Abrams Floats Abortion as an Inflation Fix: 'Having Children Is Why You're Worried' about Rising Prices.  Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor in Georgia, floated abortion as a solution to voters' concerns about inflation on Wednesday, explaining to Morning Joe viewers that "having children is why you're worried about your price for gas, it's why you're concerned about how much food costs."  Abrams, who lost the 2018 gubernatorial election to incumbent Republican Brian Kemp, was responding to a question about what she would do to address inflation. [...] "You can't divorce being forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy from the economic realities of having a child," countered Abrams, who argued that "we don't have the luxury of reducing it, or separating them out."

Democrats are finally being forced to own their abortion extremism.  The goal of the pro-life movement has never been a secret:  Make abortion illegal and unthinkable.  How we reach that goal is its own debate, but we've never been shy about what we believe and what it is we're fighting for.  Abortion activists, however, have hidden behind a veil of ambiguity for years.  At first, their position was that abortion should be "safe, legal, and rare."  They eventually abandoned that and moved on to a position in which a woman's bodily autonomy trumps all else.  Noticeably, neither of these positions come with specifics.  They refuse to say when the cutoff point for abortions should be during pregnancy or whether there should be one at all.  They hesitate to say when they believe an unborn child should be considered a human life.  Press abortion activists ever so slightly on what it is they're advocating and they deflect to a tired talking point about Roe v. Wade or women's rights.

Abortion is avoidable.  Inflation is not.  Thus the Democrats lose.  Even in the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, sending the abortion issue back to the states, the share of voters who listed abortion as their most important issue for the midterm elections never hit the double digits.  Since peaking at 8% in Gallup's July poll, the share of voters prioritizing abortion has halved, giving way to the highest portion of voters prioritizing economic issues since the Obama administration.  Democrats have lamented that the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization (and perhaps more importantly, Politico's publication of a draft opinion leak) may have come too early to staunch the electoral bleeding the president's party may face come November.  And it's no wonder.  Unlike inflation, which affects every single person, abortion is, now more than ever, an avoidable issue, even for women.

Independent Women Swing Hard Toward GOP Despite Democrats' Abortion Push.  Republicans made massive gains with independent women in recent weeks as Democrats ramped up their messaging on abortion ahead of the midterm elections.  Forty-nine percent of voters plan to vote for the Republican nominee to represent their House district while 45 percent said they'd back their Democratic opponent, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released Monday.  Of particular note was a 32 point swing among independent women toward the GOP.  In September's iteration of the poll, Democrats boasted a 14 point lead among that demographic, but by October, Republicans held an 18 point advantage.

Check Out What New Dem Legislation Offers Military Members To Get Abortions.  Some House Democrats have joined forces to introduce a new piece of legislation that would require the United States military to provide a leave of absence for service members to get abortions, which also includes payment for travel expenses for those who would need to go out of state to receive the procedure.  According to the Daily Wire, the legislation is called the "Access to Reproductive Care for Service Members Act," which was introduced as a response to requests for abortions that were being made by individuals within the armed forces after the Supreme Court overturned the sick and twisted Roe v. Wade decision this past June.

Six States Allow Abortions Up to Birth But Protect Bald Eagle Eggs.  A host of land, sea, and freshwater animals are more protected under American laws than unborn babies in some states across the nation.  In at least six states, an unborn child legally may be killed up until the moment of birth.  In these same states, it is illegal to kill or even transport the eggs of a bald or golden eagle without a proper permit.  Under the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, it is illegal to:  ["]take, molest or disturb, possess, sell, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import, at any time or in any manner any bald eagle commonly known as the American eagle or any golden eagle, alive or dead, or any part, nest, or egg thereof of the foregoing eagles.["]  The law defines "take" as kill or capture.  If a man or woman were caught carrying an egg of a bald eagle without a proper permit to do so, he or she could face up to a $5,000 fine or a year in prison, or both.

Joe Biden signs a blatantly illegal executive order to fund abortion.  On Wednesday [8/3/2022], Joe Biden signed an executive order that would see Medicaid pay for women to cross state lines to get abortions.  While the money ostensibly funds travel, the fact that money is fungible and funnels directly to abortion should mean that this executive order is stricken for violating the Hyde Amendment.  In today's political environment, though, it's hard to imagine anyone with power and legal standing making the point that the order must be stricken.  The Hyde Amendment is very simple:  It says that federal money — which really means taxpayer money — cannot be used to fund abortions.  Of course, the Hyde Amendment is violated just about every day in America and has been for decades because of the billions of taxpayer dollars sent to Planned Parenthood via Title X grants and Medicaid reimbursements.

Our Hollow Leaders.  Throughout his political career, Joe Biden said that he was personally opposed to abortion because good Catholics like himself believe life begins at conception and, therefore, he supported the Hyde Amendment that prohibited the use of federal funds for abortion.  In 2019, when he ran for president in a strongly pro-abortion Democratic Party, he suddenly discovered that he opposed the Hyde Amendment and now believes in using federal funds to violate his sacred religious views on the sanctity of life.  Similarly, in 2015, Biden stated that, as a good Catholic, he believes that life begins at conception, but in 2021, as president, paralysed by the crowd of radical pro-abortionists in his party, he discovered that he no longer believes that.

Collins, Murkowski, [and] two Dems introduce bill that would reinstate Roe rules as federal law.  I understand why Democrats would want to introduce this.  And I understand why Murkowski would want to join them.  I'm less clear on why Susan Collins would.  Unless she really is royally pissed at Brett Kavanaugh for allegedly having misled her about Roe in their private conversations and now feels obliged to try to make amends to the left somehow.  It's not gonna work, if that's the play.  I have yet to see or hear a Democrat anywhere since Roe was overruled refer to Collins as anything other than a dupe or a liar for supporting Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Out-Of-State Democrats Pay Millions To Influence Kansas Election Because Abortion Is On The Ballot.  Kansans head to the polls Tuesday [8/2/2022] to vote on the proposed "Value Them Both" constitutional amendment that seeks to overturn the Kansas Supreme Court's decision in Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt that declared that the state constitution guarantees a "fundamental right to abortion."  Many Kansans may not realize, however, that the votes they cast on Tuesday may have been heavily influenced by out-of-state abortion apologists who contributed a whopping 71 percent of the $6.54 million spent by the lead group campaigning against the amendment.

House Passes Bills to Enshrine Abortion in Federal Law.  House Democrats have passed two measures that would codify abortion into federal law to counter the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v Jackson, which returned the power to regulate abortions to the states.  The first bill, titled the Women's Health Protection Act, was written to shield health care providers and mothers seeking to terminate the life of pre-born children from any state restrictions.  The legislation passed in a 219-to-210 vote with zero support from Republicans.  The second bill is titled Ensuring Access to Abortion Act and would protect mothers who cross state lines from receiving any penalties for breaking state laws.  The measure passed 223 to 205.  The two bills were not only written to feign righteous anger about women's rights, as the Democrats would have you believe, but to make it seem like they are on the side of the people and then getting those people to vote.

Elizabeth Warren Calls to Shut Down Crisis Pregnancy Centers 'All Around the Country'.  Pro-abortion fanatic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has called to shut down crisis pregnancy centers "all around the country" for their work in helping women seek alternatives to abortion. [...] Elizabeth Warren's condemnation of crisis pregnancy centers comes after multiple clinics around the country have been subject to vandalism and intimidation by radical pro-abortion groups like Jane's Revenge.  Just this week, a director of a crisis pregnancy center in California told the Senate Judiciary Committee that her clinic had to hire 24-hour security due to ongoing threats.

Biden says hospitals must provide abortions in emergencies despite state law.  The Biden administration said Monday that hospitals must ensure patients can receive abortions when deemed medically necessary in emergency situations in spite of bans in many states on the procedure in most cases.  The Department of Health and Human Services said a federal law, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, stipulates that physicians must perform an abortion in an emergency regardless of state law.

Joe Biden Pledges to Retain the Killing of Unborn Babies as National Priority.  Earlier today [7/8/2022] Joe Biden held an official ceremony promoting the killing of unborn babies as a legacy initiative of his administration.  Biden signed an executive order stating that abortion "is essential to justice, equality, and our health, safety, and progress as a Nation."

Biden to sign executive action on abortion access to circumvent court.  President Joe Biden is expected to announce that he will sign an executive order on abortion Friday in an attempt to circumvent the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade after getting intense pressure from Democrats who are demanding he "do something."  Three sources have reportedly told the Associated Press that Biden will speak "on protecting access to reproductive health care services."  The president will allegedly outline actions he intends to take to prevent women seeking an abortion from being slapped with penalties following the SCOTUS ruling.  Rumored actions involve military bases, the use of federal lands, and the mailing of abortion pills nationwide.  It's anticipated that Biden will instruct the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to hamper state efforts to limit a woman's ability to cross state lines in order to terminate a pregnancy or to receive abortion medication.

Liz Warren and Her Coven of Witches Don't Care About Women.  Let's get one thing straight:  The Left doesn't care about women with unplanned pregnancies.  They only care about murdering babies and keeping Planned Parenthood's taxpayer-funded grift going.  You know how we know?  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Eichmann) is trying to shut down crisis pregnancy centers that have helped untold millions of women — and saved the lives of more than 800,000 babies, just since 2016 — by providing prenatal care and ultrasounds, parenting classes, counseling, diapers, other baby supplies including formula and furniture, and access to social services.  But that's not good enough for Liz Warren because those centers refuse to shed innocent blood.

Democrats' Anti-Democratic Delusions Require Population Control.  Watching Democrats react to the fall of Roe v. Wade has made one thing crystal-clear:  they demand that all of us at all times live within the strictures of their delusions.  For several years now, the political left has been prattling on about protecting our "precious democracy," while intentionally ignoring Americans' basic constitutional freedoms and unalienable rights.  With its Dobbs decision, the Supreme Court achieved a resounding victory in the name of "democracy" by returning the legality of abortion back to the people and their representatives in the state governments.  Let the people decide!  You can't get more "democratic" than that.  Yet the Democratic Party has descended into paroxysms of rage and madness in its demands that something be done to force all Americans to accept child murder as a sacred right!  Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez want to set up "emergency abortion clinics" on federal lands, including national parks.  That's how important it is for leftists to force everyone else in America to accept only their worldview at the expense of all others.  It is not sufficient that the blue states of New York and California can continue killing unborn children.  Instead, red state voters must also be forced to participate in child murder.  And if their state representatives refuse to yield, then so be it:  the pristine oases of America's national parks will simply be turned into places of carnage and death.

Why I pray that Michelle Obama runs in 2024.  [Scroll down]  But there's another issue besides the economy that the left can no more dissociate itself from than you can change the dietary elements of a predator, and that is abortion.  This is the Holy Grail for leftists.  It is writ very, very large on their battle flag.  They cannot — and will not — walk away from it!! And we finally need to hang them from this hideous tree they have grown, fed from the lives of countless unborn innocents.  We'll be helped because Michelle and the entire Dem left will seek to run Roe v Wade up her battle standard.  It's a given.  It is truly in their DNA.  Once they do, we need to shout from the rooftops two highly inconvenient truths.  The first is that the roots of the left's pro-abortion credo are in very large measure traceable directly to one of the most embarrassing and disgusting movements to germinate from American soil — eugenics.  You cannot separate leftism, Democrats, eugenics, and Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood's founder.  That unspeakable movement to improve the gene pool through selective infant death is right smack at the very foundation of what they screech about so loudly in Roe v. Wade's demise.  You literally cannot untangle eugenics, Sanger, Planned Parenthood — and of course, Michelle.  All of them are Democrat ideas, institutions, or people.

Kamala likens [the] end of Roe v. Wade to slavery.  Vice President Kamala Harris likened the end of Roe v. Wade to slavery by saying that the Supreme Court's ruling was an example of the United States government 'trying to claim ownership over human bodies.'  Harris made the comparison while speaking at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday. [...] Her remarks were made eight days after the highest court overturned the 1973 landmark ruling, which had guaranteed nationwide abortion access for nearly 50 years.  At least 26 states are now set to enact partial or total bans on abortion, with Democrat-run areas offering to act as 'sanctuaries' for women from states where bans have been imposed to come and receive free terminations.

Better do it quick, Joe — before the mid-term election wipes out the Democrats.
Biden Calls for Filibuster 'Exception' to Codify Roe after 'Outrageous' Supreme Court Decision.  Speaking from the NATO summit in Madrid on Thursday [6/30/2022], President Joe Biden condemned the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and called for an exception to the Senate filibuster to codify the federal right to abortion.  "We have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law, and the way to do that, is to make sure that Congress votes to do that," Biden said in response to a question from a Wall Street Journal reporter.  He called the Supreme Court's ruling "outrageous" and insisted that an exception to the filibuster is warranted to ensure the passage of legislation protecting unrestricted abortion access.  Biden then claimed the court's decision presents a problem for privacy in the U.S. more broadly, and called for voters to cast their ballots in November for pro-abortion candidates.

Becerra laughs off legality of HHS using federal dollars to transport women for abortions.  The Biden administration has reacted to the Supreme Court's overturn of the landmark abortion ruling Roe v Wade with total disdain for the nation's highest court as an institution and from all early indications, the regime has no intention of abiding by the decision.  In a revealing video clip that is drawing attention on social media, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra told an NBC News reporter that the agency is looking into using taxpayer money to transport women seeking abortions to states where the procedure will be legal, a remarkable statement that demonstrates the disregard that President Joe Biden's apparatchiks have for the law.

HHS Secretary Becerra Vows to Increase Access to 'Medication Abortion' after 'Despicable' Dobbs Ruling.  Xavier Becerra, secretary of the Biden administration's Department of Health and Human Services, called the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization "despicable" on Tuesday, pledging his full attention to expanding access to abortion services in the face of it.  According to Becerra, HHS is "keeping all options on the table" and "has been preparing for this for some time."  Becerra stopped short of saying the department would participate in mailing abortion pills to states where the procedure is outlawed, but told reporters to "stay tuned" on that front.  U.S. law prohibits federal dollars from directly funding abortion.

What's With the Democrats' Abortion Obsession?  The whole abortion thing kind of baffles me because it is absolutely bizarre that anyone would choose this particular hill to die on or, rather, to kill a bunch of babies on.  From a utilitarian angle, it's certainly not a great banner to be carrying because most normal people consider the whole thing horribly distasteful and frankly don't want to think about it.  Ideologically, liberals could have gone either way.  It's not like they believe in anything.  It's not like they had to choose to defend abortion instead of opposing it.  They have no problem telling people what they can and can't do as a principle.  So why did libs choose pro instead of con?  It's not about freedom.  They're against that.  And it's not about some sort of highfalutin' commitment to "bodily integrity."  These are the same people who wanted you to be a testbed for every potion and poultice Pfizer and the rest of the Big Pharma folks created to address a somewhat more dangerous strain of the flu.  If you didn't inject it, you were a bad person of badness and you should be thrown out of your job, denied schooling, and possibly even jailed.  Also, wear your mask.

The Real Reason Democrats So Mad About Dobbs, Roe, and Abortion.  [Scroll down]  With Dobbs the Court held that "The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives."  The "right" to an abortion does not exist in the Constitution, in other words, and the matter should be left up to the states and, in particular, the voters.  But, when you look at the Democrats' track record since the Obama years, you realize that the Democratic party has seen a pretty major collapse at the state level across the country.  The New York Times has a breakdown of the states that currently have abortion bans and those that soon will.  In total, it's 21 states — nine with bans that had trigger laws in place banning abortion upon the overturning of Roe and 12 more that have laws on the way.  The Times has also pointed out nine more states that have lawmakers who are interested in abortion restrictions.  So there are 30 total states restricting abortion or working on it, and Republicans have partial or total control over all of them.

Post-Dobbs, The Abortion Battle Hits Activist State Courts.  On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court declared it was returning the authority to regulate or prohibit abortion "to the people and their elected representatives."  The abortion lobby, however, has no intention of leaving the legality of abortions to the American public.  Instead, it will seek to create an abortion-on-demand regime via activist state judges.  Countering this strategy must take priority, or Dobbs will be for naught.  In Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and held there is no federal constitutional right to abortion.  Contrary to the misperception of some, the reversal of Roe and Casey did not make abortion illegal.  Rather, Dobbs removed stringent judicial oversight on abortion laws.

Ocasio-Cortez backs Warren, progressive call for Biden to consider abortion clinics on federal land.  Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is backed a call by the her party's progressive wing, of which she is a member, to ask President Biden to consider opening abortion clinics on federal land, following the Supreme Court ruling days earlier that ended women's constitutional right to seek an abortion in every U.S. state.  "We have many ideas," the New York congresswoman said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."  "We have some ideas coming from Senator Warren's signed letter along with 25 other Democratic senators asking President Biden to explore opening health care clinics on federal lands in red states in order to help people access the health care and abortion.  Services that they need."  Moments after the Supreme Court of Friday ruled on a Mississippi abortion law that struck down the court's decades-old decision on Roe v. Wade that gave women the constitutional right for an abortion, Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced her idea about using federal land.

The Democrats' lies on abortion since SCOTUS' overruling of Roe v. Wade.  Lie 2: Most Americans support abortion.  Polls show almost nine in 10 Americans oppose Biden and Pelosi's extreme position of abortion on demand until birth.  A Trafalgar Group poll last month showed less than 12% of Americans support abortions to birth, while 57% believe abortions should be banned once an unborn baby's heartbeat can be detected at about six weeks.  Even among Democrats, only 19% think that abortion should be legal until birth.  Scientific advances showing us detailed ultrasound photos inside the womb, and allowing premature babies to survive at 25 weeks, have changed the equation.  Most Americans want reasonable restrictions with compassionate exceptions to safeguard the mother's life and in the cases of rape and incest — which Planned Parenthood's own research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, says is less than 1% of abortions.  What's more, a Rasmussen poll last month showed 48% of voters said they would approve of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and 45% would disapprove.  Among Democratic voters, 33% said they would approve.

Democrat Stacey Abrams Won't Call Abortion up to Birth out of Bounds.  In a stunning moment Sunday, the Democrat gubernatorial nominee for the state of Georgia, Stacey Abrams admitted exactly where her party stands when it comes to abortion.  In an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," Abrams flatly refused — twice — to reject abortions taking place up to the point of birth.

Just 5% call abortion [their] top concern.  Abortion, the No. 1 concern in today's media and politics, ranks nearly dead last among areas voters care about as they struggle with paying daily bills, soaring inflation, and interest rate hikes, according to a just-released survey.  While the Supreme Court's decision overruling the 1973 Roe v Wade right to abortion has dominated today's network and cable coverage, the latest McLaughlin & Associates poll said just 5% of voters call it a top concern.  Just below abortion, at 1%, is reviewing the 2020 election, over which the media are also obsessing.

The left has a peculiarly warped view of motherhood.  The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade.  After almost fifty years and millions of abortions, the highest legal authority in the United States has returned the regulation of abortion to the states.  And with that decision now on the books, the left is having the group equivalent of a complete psychotic break.  Considering that the rhetoric of abortion and the rhetoric of slavery are virtually identical, the Dobbs decision is not a step forward (or backward, depending on your perspective). Abortion is still founded on the doctrine that an unborn human is not a person.  An unborn human is a piece of property, to be cherished or disposed of as the owner/mother sees fit.  And even under Dobbs, Abortions will continue.  Abortion pills are federally approved medications and Attorney General Merrick Garland has already declared that "states may not ban mifepristone based on disagreement with the FDA's expert judgment about its safety and efficacy." A number of major companies have announced they will cover travel expenses for employees who want to get an abortion.  The companies on board with abortion include Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Comcast, Warner Bros., Discovery, Sony, and Meta.  Celebrities are reacting with terror to the idea that babies might be born instead of sacrificed.

The news media only quotes the people who are upset and disappointed by the ruling.
Pelosi says Supreme Court is 'eviscerating American rights' following Roe decision.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday [6/24/2022] slammed the Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade, arguing that the justices are "eviscerating American rights."  Pelosi — in remarks at her weekly press conference, which took place minutes after the decision was released — said the ruling is an "insult" and "a slap in the face to women."  "This morning, the radical Supreme Court is eviscerating American rights and endangering their health and safety," Pelosi said.

Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul Calls Pro-Lifers 'Neanderthals' After 20-Plus Violent Attacks On Pro-Life Centers.  Following a slew of violent attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) is inexplicably amping up the rhetoric against pro-lifers, calling them "neanderthals."  Hochul on Monday signed legislation to boost abortion "rights" and "empower" abortion providers in the Empire State.  "This is the United States of America, where freedom and liberty are supposed to mean something," the Democrat said.  "It's the rock upon which we were founded.  It is supposed to mean something.  Except in the eyes of some neanderthals who say, women are not entitled to those rights."  Earlier this month, a pro-life pregnancy center in Buffalo called CompassCare was firebombed; windows were broken, the structure's medical office was set ablaze, and the vandals added graffiti that said "Jane Was Here," a phrase used by a pro-abortion group called Jane's Revenge.

Pro-Abortion Lawmakers Urge Google to 'Fix' Search Results that Direct Women to Pro-Life Clinics.  Several pro-abortion Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to Google urging the company to give "accurate" search results pertaining to abortion procedures.  The lawmakers specifically ask the search platform to direct women to abortion clinics instead of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers.  The letter, led by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), was signed by 14 senators and seven representatives.

VP Harris' Reprehensible Comments On Abortion And Faith.  Democrats, particularly those who are Pro-Abortion, are constantly required to perform an incoherent tap dance in their attempt to legitimize their argument in defiance of both science and faith.  It's an impossible feat to accomplish, but they try it anyway, and some are better at it than others.  Vice-President Kamala Harris may be the worst of all at performing the ritual, as we saw once again on Friday.  To disregard the scientific facts illustrating that abortion is in fact homicidal flies in the face of their insistence to "Follow the Science" when it comes to other issues — including COVID and Climate Change — though even then they typically pick and choose which pieces of science they want to honor.  It's disingenuous, manipulative, and nonsensical.  But when Pro-Abortion Democrats try to apply their pretzel logic regarding religion and abortion, they become blasphemous.  It's unavoidable.

Where does Kamala Harris go to church?
Kamala Harris:  There's Nothing About This Issue of Abortion That Will Require Anyone to Abandon Their Faith.  Kamala Harris on Friday insulted millions of Christians when she told reporters that there's nothing about the issue of abortion that would require anyone to abandon their faith.  The majority of Christians believe life begins at conception which is why pro-life groups work so hard to protect the life of the unborn.  Godless leftists like Kamala Harris don't care about the life of the unborn.  'There's nothing about this issue that would require anyone to abandon their faith ... It's simply saying that the government should not have the ability to decide what an individual does with her own body,' Harris said.

Kamala Harris finally finds her role:  Defending the legal slaughter of the unborn.  It is unsurprising that, as the Biden Administration braces for the possible overthrow of Roe v. Wade, Vice President Kamala Harris is front and center.  This week, she hosted a virtual conversation with abortionists from Kansas, Texas, Missouri, and Montana.  If Roe falls, Harris said, "It would be a direct assault on the fundamental right of self-determination, to live and love without interference from the government."  Harris has a long record of being an abortion extremist.  As attorney-general for the state of California, she launched an investigation into David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress after he released undercover videos that revealed the abortion industry is harvesting body parts from aborted babies and selling them to medical researchers.  Daleiden's apartment was even raided and his property seized.

SF Examiner editorial board demands Pope remove archbishop who barred Pelosi from communion over abortion.  The San Francisco Examiner's editorial board wrote a scathing rebuke of the city's archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, after he announced he would deny Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Holy Communion, over her staunch support for abortion.  Cordileone wrote to the Pelosi on Friday, warning her that she cannot receive Communion, while vowing to codify Roe v. Wade.  "You are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion," he wrote.

San Francisco Archbishop Bars Pelosi From Receiving Holy Communion Due To Abortion Support.  San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is barred from receiving Holy Communion due to her pro-abortion stance — marking an escalation in a decades-long tension between the Roman Catholic Church and liberal Democratic politicians on abortion.  Cordileone has written to the California Democrat, informing her that she should not present herself for Holy Communion at Mass, and that priests will not distribute communion to her if she does present herself.

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[#1] Nancy Pelosi has been in Congress for a long time.  Where has the archbishop been for the last 35 years?  [#2] What about all the other baby-killing Democrats in San Francisco?

Archbishop Cordileone Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About Catholics Who Support Abortion.  Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of the Archdiocese of San Francisco has taken the extreme step of publishing a letter informing Rep. Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives and third in the line of succession for the presidency, that she must recant her public support for abortion and confess her sins before she will be allowed to partake of the Eucharist.  It's the most drastic action yet taken by a leader of the Catholic Church against a high-ranking pro-abortion politician.  The Bishop of the Springfield, IL diocese gave the same punishment to state politicians; House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton were also banned from receiving communion.

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All Democrats who are in agreement with the party's baby-killing feminist position (among other things) should be kicked out of the church, not just a high-profile political leader here and there.

Senate Democrats vote for unfettered abortion.  Senate Democrats recently voted in favor of a bill that would legalize abortion — nationwide — for all nine months of pregnancy.  That's right, up to the very moment of birth, if necessary.  The "Women's Health Protection Act" received support from 49 of the 50 non-Republicans in the Senate, though it ultimately failed to succeed.  The bill would have given health care providers the "right" to provide abortion services with very few requirements or limitations.  In fact, according to the WHPA's text, health care providers would have been given the green light to perform abortions without "a prohibition on abortion at any point or points in time prior to fetal viability" or "a requirement that a patient seeking abortion services at any point or points in time prior to fetal viability disclose the patient's reason or reasons for seeking abortion services." No valid reason?  No problem!  No inhibitions, no prohibitions.

Downfall: Roe's Final Days in the Bunker.  The desperate defenders of the ruling are now surrounded on all sides, hunkered down and near defeat after having passionately engaged in the ill-founded and unjustifiable legal war that they began decades ago.  The decisive blow is about to be struck, and it hinges on a plain answer to the fundamental, bedrock question in the conflict:  does the Constitution actually enshrine a legal protection for a woman's right to intentionally kill her unborn child?  The simple answer to that question should not be controversial.  The Constitution, it should first and foremost be noted, is explicitly silent on this issue.  Even upon the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, which is often cited as the chief bulwark supporting the Roe decision, three-fourths of the states already had laws on the books making abortion a crime at all stages of pregnancy.

Barbaric: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Blasts Pro-Lifers, Says Women Have Right to Abortion Up to Day of Birth.  Next to Communist China and North Korea, the Democrat Party has the most barbaric policies on abortion in the world today.  Western European countries have limits on abortions.  Most do not allow abortion after the first trimester unless there is serious danger to the mother's health.  Democrats in the US demand abortion up to the moment of birth.  And several Democrat leaders are in support of infanticide or murdering the baby after birth.

Chuck Schumer Is Hellbent On Destroying The Democratic Party.  On Wednesday, [Senator Chuck] Schumer forced a vote on the so-called Women's Health Protection Act, which sounds like a great name.  Who doesn't want to protect women's health?  But that's not what the bill was about.  The language in the bill was wildly radical.  It would have allowed abortions to be done by non-doctors, there would have been no requirement for parental notification for minors, and it would have permitted abortions based on the gender of the child.  If you wanted a baby boy but were pregnant with a baby girl, go ahead and kill it.  That's radical enough.  But what is most extreme about Schumer's bill are the restrictions on the timing for abortions.  There were none.  If Schumer's bill would have passed and made it into law, abortion up until the moment of birth would have been legal.  Quite literally, a woman who is nine months pregnant and on her way to the hospital for a C-section could have changed her mind on the way, walked into the hospital and had the baby aborted.  Murdered.  That's not just radical, that's downright evil.

'Liberal Logic' And Other Things That Don't Exist.  The Treasury Secretary, former chair of the Federal Reserve (and someone I assume identifies as a woman, though you wouldn't know it by the voice) Janet Yellen, testified in Congress this week and the subject of abortion came up.  If you're wondering why the Treasury Secretary was asked about abortion you are not alone.  You also haven't been paying attention.  Everything for the left is about abortion, they love it more than a fat kid loves cake.  So when New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez had his chance to ask the Treasury Secretary about things like the inflation choking the life out of Americans' wallets, he opted to go down the abortion path.  If you watch video of the exchange you notice how both Menendez and Yellen are looking down.  It's not because they're shy or nervous, it's because the whole thing was scripted.  Democrat strategists thought the exchange would benefit them; they focus-grouped the words and crafted the dialogue like an Oscar winner for best screenplay.  There's no other reason for the Treasury Secretary to weigh in on abortion.

The Democrats' War On Children.  Democrats often like to preface policy debates with phrases like "it's about the children," as if such patronizing mantras could sanctify even the worst ideas.  The sad truth, however, is that one look at what the Dems have done since 2020 shows their real concerns are anything but the children.  From abortion to school shutdowns to runaway inflation to baby-food shortages, seemingly everything the Dems do these days has an adverse effect on children.  After all, they control Congress and the White House.  To take the most egregious example, look at the just-defeated deceptively titled Women's Health Protection Act, which had unanimous support from Democrats, with one brave exception:  West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who voted against it.  For public consumption, Democrats claimed the bill was a self-defense against the expected overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark that made abortion an American right, even though there's no mention of that in the Constitution.  It wasn't.  The Democrats' bill went much further, in essence making abortion legal all the way up to delivery.  It was infant-murder-on-demand legislation, having nothing to do with so-called "therapeutic" abortions for medical purposes or women's health.

Inflation Is A Great Reason To Get An Abortion, Dem Lawmaker Says.  Democratic California Rep. Katie Porter said inflation and rising prices reinforced the importance of abortion on MSNBC's "The Last Word" Wednesday.  Porter said inflation and abortion were closely tied together and that, as grocery and gas prices rose, people would realize the importance of controlling their family size through abortion.  "The fact that things like inflation can happen and it can become more expensive to feed your kids and to fuel your car is exactly why people need to be able to be in charge of how many mouths they're gonna have to feed," Porter said.  [Video clip]

MSNBC guests and their macabre obsession with abortion.  Just in the past few days, news outlet MSNBC hosted two separate women, both of whom addressed the hot-button topic of abortion.  Although such a controversial and emotionally-charged subject ought to be approached with diplomacy and discretion, these women were visibly thrilled as they considered the murder of helpless babies.  After what we've been through with American Democrats, it shouldn't be surprising — yet it is.  Laurie Kilmartin, a "comedian" known for her appearance on a popular television show, vocalized her fantasy about procreating with the SCOTUS leaker, and then happily killing the child if the leaker turned out to be a conservative.

There's a reason Democrats are touting the economic benefits of abortion.  Led by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the newest "official" Democrat mantra about abortion has abandoned the language of rights and now asserts that doing away with abortion will severely damage the American economy, especially among minorities.  Yes, that is revolting Marxist utilitarianism, but there's something more important happening here:  The Democrats are trying to give themselves the constitutional authority to do an end run around the Supreme Court's anticipated ruling returning abortion to the states.  It seems pretty certain that the Supreme Court will jettison Roe v. Wade, the decision holding that women have an inherent constitutional right to abortion.  Instead, under the draft opinion, which it appears will be the final opinion, the Court holds correctly that abortion is outside of the Constitution and, therefore, is a matter that belongs solely to the states.

49 Senate Democrats Vote for Extreme Abortion Bill.  If it was a "show vote," then it did its job.  When Democrats decided to put the most extreme abortion bill ever drafted on the Senate floor, it showed people plenty.  If anyone was under the illusion that President Joe Biden's party was remotely reasonable on the issue of life, they learned pretty quickly that those days are over.  Today's Democrats don't want to keep Roe v. Wade.  They want to go beyond Roe — to federal tyranny and coercion to unlimited, taxpayer-funded abortion right up until the moment of birth.  And this vote proves it.  When Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said, "The vote will shine light on every single one of us," he was right.  For the second time in four months, the American people got a real look at the Democratic Party's extremism Wednesday — and what they saw should have terrified them.  All but one of their senators (Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.) voted to burn the pro-life culture in America to the ground.

Now They're on Record:  Democrats Overwhelmingly Vote to Allow Abortion up to Birth.  Let it be known that the politicians of the Democrat Party in Washington are either evil or cowardly with the exception of one.  Reports say that Democrats had brought Roe v Wade to the floor in order to codify it into law.  The goal was to legalize abortion nationwide up until birth with what would be no limits.  As you can imagine, every single Republican voted against this and they were joined by none other than West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin who had indicated that he'd vote against it earlier in the day.

Janet Yellen warns eliminating abortion rights would have 'damaging effects' on US economy and 'set women back decades'.  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday warned that eliminating abortion rights would damage the U.S. economy and 'set women back decades.'  'I believe that eliminating the right of women to make decisions about when and whether to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy and would set women back decades,' she said at a Senate Banking Committee hearing.  Yellen was asked about the draft Supreme Court opinion that indicated justices support overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion, and the effect such a decision would have on the economy.

NY Dems propose taxpayers fund abortions for migrants, out-of-staters.  As the U.S. Supreme Court appears ready to strike down Roe v. Wade, New York Democrats want taxpayers to fund abortions for out-of-state women — including illegal migrants — through a proposed state program costing tens of millions of dollars per year.  "That's the goal of this bill — to ensure that everyone can get the care that they need no matter their [immigration] status or their socio-economic conditions, insurance status, all that," Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas (D-Queens), told The Post Monday about the legislation she is sponsoring with state Sen. Cordell Cleare (D-Harlem)[.]  The envisioned Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program would cover medical costs and traveling expenses as well as "childcare, lodging, lost wages and more" through nonprofits who would receive public money through the annual budget process, according to the legislative language.

Pelosi Fires Back at Newsom's Criticism of Dem Party, Says Abortion Rights a 'Constant Fight'.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back at Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom's criticism of his party on Sunday, saying she has been fighting for "decades" for abortion rights in Congress and that anyone who says otherwise is "unaware" of that fight.  During an appearance on "Face the Nation," Pelosi was asked to respond to Newsom, who blamed his own party for being too passive on the abortion issue after a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion threatened to overturn Roe v. Wade.  "Where is the Democratic Party?" Newsom said at Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles on Wednesday.  "Why aren't we calling this out?  This is a concerted, coordinated effort, and, yes they're winning.  We need to stand up.  Where's the counter-offensive?"  Pelosi pushed back against the comments Sunday, saying, "We have been fighting against the Republicans in the Congress constantly."

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Overturning Roe v. Wade "is a concerted, coordinated effort" among about six people at the Supreme Court, who, in theory, are politically untouchable.  What does Governor Newsom think the Democrats could do?

A Dem Senator Tried to Play the Abortion Game on Twitter and Lost... Badly.  She's not going away.  She hails from a state bluer than the water which surrounds it.  Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) will be representing Hawaii until the end times, so we just need to get used to what seems to be an endless stream of stupidity.  It was already bad enough that she didn't know what illegal immigration was which led to ICE officials explaining why it's a felony during a Senate hearing.  Do you remember that one from the Trump years?  She was unhinged during the Amy Coney Barrett hearings.  She got hit by her own boomerang during the Ketanji Jackson Brown hearings.  And now, with the opinion in the Dobbs abortion case being leaked where the Court is primed to overturn Roe v. Wade, Hirono decided to wonder if there were any comparable things "that the government can do to men that even comes close to forcing a woman to have a child."

Pro-choice abortion activists call for Mother's Day protests at churches.  Pro-choice abortion activists are calling on Americans to storm Catholic churches on Mother's Day to protest the potential overturning of landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade.  A pro-choice group called Ruth Sent Us, named after late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is urging followers on Twitter to "rise up against a corrupt and illegitimate" Supreme Court in the wake of Monday's bombshell leak of a draft opinion that could end nationwide abortion rights.  "Whether you're a 'Catholic for Choice,' ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe," the group tweeted Tuesday.  "Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8. [...]"

Abortion is death for the unborn but it's life for the Democratic Party.  Since Biden came into office, Democrats have been searching in vain for both a rational thought and a central campaign issue to help them fend off a likely Republican landslide in the November midterm elections.  While the Democrats are incapable of any rational thought, they do appear to have landed on a central campaign issue; an issue they are hoping will eclipse their failures, invigorate their base, and save them from humiliation at the ballot box.  That campaign issue is, of course, abortion.  The reason is simple.  "69% of people across this country... want Roe versus Wade to maintain as the law of the land," Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) screeched from outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday [5/3/2022].  The figure Warren is using comes from a CNN poll taken in January, which claims that "most Americans oppose overturning the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade precedent."

Leftists: Ivermectin Is For Horses... But If You Want An Abortion, Talk To Your Veterinarian.  Remember that time when the left and their media scolded folks like Joe Rogan and Donald Trump for suggesting that the drug ivermectin wasn't only for deworming animals but was effective in treating COVID? And remember that they launched those attacks despite the fact that a Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to ivermectin developers for its remarkable effects on humans? [...] Thanks to the utter hysteria of leftists regarding the apparent upcoming demise of Roe V Wade as first reported by Politico, those same folks are now recommending that women consider accessing the drug Misoprostol to induce abortions, a drug which is used for treating horses suffering from internal ulcers, but which can also be used to kickstart the destruction of an early-stage pregnancy.

Yes, please.  You'll be much happier in China or Iran.  Bon voyage!
Rosanna Arquette: 'Millions of Women Figuring Out How to Get Out of This Country for Good'.  Actress Rosanna Arquette believes that abortion is such an incredibly sacred right that "millions of women" are now looking to flee the country now that Roe v. Wade stands on the cusp of being potentially overturned.  "Millions of women are figuring out how to get out of this country for good," the Pulp Fiction actress exclaimed.  Arquette later deleted the tweet, but her pro-abortion activism continued.

Writers Guild urges Hollywood NOT to shoot films and TV shows in states that ban abortion.  The Writers Guild is urging Hollywood to stop film production in states that ban abortion following the leaked Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.  On Wednesday the The Writers Guild of America West, the union that represents writers in film, television, radio and internet programming, called on their employers to not film in states that ban abortion and instead opt for locations where abortion will be preserved by state law.  'In light of the leaked #SupremeCourt draft opinion on #abortionrights, we want to reaffirm our Guild's commitment to fighting on our members' behalf against inequality and discrimination,' the labor union tweeted on Wednesday.

Left's Lunatic Embrace of Infanticide Helped Kill Roe v. Wade.  If the obscenity that is Roe v. Wade is overturned, you can blame Democrats for two reasons.  The first is that for 50 years — despite countless opportunities — Democrats did nothing legislatively to legalize abortion.  (Why would they when solving the issue would dry up fundraising and ginning up the base?)  Secondly, rather than agree to limits on abortion, limits a vast majority of Americans see as reasonable, Democrats instead demanded the legal right to commit straight-up infanticide.  Back in the 1990s, abortion was nowhere near as controversial as it is today.  Why?  Because former President Bill Clinton and the Democrat party pushed the idea of abortion being "safe, rare, and legal."

CNN's Lemon Asks:  Why Is The 2nd Amendment Sacrosanct But Not Roe?  On Wednesday [5/4/2022], CNN's Don Lemon proved once again how little he knows about anything he discusses on his low-rated primetime program Don Lemon Tonight.  Further evidence of this is the fact that he asked two of his guests, Atlantic senior editor Ron Brownstein, and Washington Post columnist Max Boot why the Second Amendment is "sacrosanct" but Roe v. Wade is not.

Intelligence Panel Chairman Adam Schiff Downplays SCOTUS Breach: 'I Don't Care How the Draft Leaked'.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) tweeted on Wednesday [5/4/2022] that he did not care how the draft of the Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade leaked — despite it being an unprecedented breach in the Supreme Court's modern history.  "I don't care how the draft leaked.  That's a sideshow," he tweeted, in remarks reminiscent of his efforts to protect the identity of the leaker of former President Donald Trump's classified call with the Ukrainian president.  "What I care about is that a small number of conservative justices, who lied about their plans to the Senate, intend to deprive millions of women of reproductive care.  Codifying Roe isn't enough.  We must expand the court," he tweeted.

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Nobody is trying "to deprive millions of women of reproductive care."  Killing your offspring is not reproduction, and certainly isn't care.

Motherboard suggests women could take horse meds to induce abortions, not banned for disinformation.  Some of the same far-left voices who mocked popular podcaster Joe Rogan for using a so-called "horse de-wormer" to cure his COVID last year are now actively encouraging women to use horse ulcer medication to induce an abortion.  "Misoprostol is relatively easy to acquire from veterinary sources, since in addition to medically inducing abortions, it's also used to treat ulcers in horses," a Tuesday tweet from the far-left "news" publication Vice's tech department, Motherboard, reads.  The tweet links to a full-blown Vice piece on the subject.  "With the Supreme Court poised to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, an anarchist collective that makes DIY medicine has released detailed instructions for making abortion pills," the piece states.  [Tweet]

After Insane Ivermectin Freakout, Left Pushes Actual Horse Meds For DIY Chemical Abortions.  fter leftists and the corporate media freaked out about people using ivermectin, which they reduced to a "horse dewormer," as a potential Covid-19 treatment, those same people are advising women to get horse drugs from veterinarians to facilitate do-it-yourself chemical abortions as the United States Supreme Court moves to overturn Roe v. Wade.  "With the Supreme Court poised to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, an anarchist collective that makes DIY medicine has released detailed instructions for making abortion pills," VICE tweeted.  [Tweet]  These "abortion pills," the article reveals are "also used to treat ulcers in horses."  Vice acknowledged this is "reminiscent of ivermectin" but still smeared the people who used it to treat Covid as "conspiracy theorists."  Mere months after it claimed Joe Rogan "spread misinformation" about ivermectin, "the horse-deworming drug he took," Motherboard, VICE's technology website, amplified the recipe for baby-killing and said misoprostol is "relatively easy to acquire from veterinary sources."

Aborti-mania — the perfectly planned meltdown.  Just as a wave of crucial midterm primary elections kick off around the country this spring, the conveniently scheduled leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade became America's new weapon of manufactured mass distraction.  Left-wing abortifa agitators descended on the Supreme Court steps in Washington, howling, "Fascist scum has got to go."  Unhinged TikTokers called for "riots," "gas" and "torches"; "burning it all to the ground" by targeting "all those old white men and the women who support them"; and "mayhem in the streets" that will dwarf the "global protests around George Floyd." [...] The aborticrats are not just nuts.  They're evil.  An "anarchist collective" is now instructing women (yes, all of sudden, the left has discovered that biological women are really a thing) how to concoct "do it yourself" abortion pills with horse ulcer powder, corn syrup and confectioners' sugar. (Yes, these are the same types who made it a punishable offense to talk about alternative COVID-19 treatment ivermectin, the anti-malarial drug used safely for three decades around the globe by humans and animals.)

"Devout Catholic" Biden on Supreme Court leak:  Roe should not be overturned, 'A woman's right to choose is fundamental'.  President Biden on Tuesday [5/3/2022] reacted to the leaked draft of the Supreme Court's opinion striking down Roe v. Wade, saying he believes that "a woman's right to choose is fundamental," and arguing that "basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned," while saying any potential final decision on the case by the high court should push voters "to elect pro-choice officials" during November's midterm elections.  The high court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, in an unprecedented and stunning leak from the high court.  "We do not know whether this draft is genuine, or whether it reflects the final decision of the Court," the president said Tuesday morning, before the Supreme Court confirmed the authenticity of the draft.  "With that critical caveat, I want to be clear on three points about the cases before the Supreme Court."

Sen. Ed Markey Is A Dangerous Insurrectionist Who Must Be Canceled!  The left's freakout over a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade is hardly surprising.  It has a collective breakdown whenever it loses on an issue, even a trivial one.  But what did surprise us was the radical, downright insurrectionist talk spewed by at least one Democrat.  The unprecedented leak of a draft of a Supreme Court opinion — apparently in hopes that it would somehow change the outcome — was a sign of the left's unbalanced mental state.  As soon as the leak hit the internet, protests erupted, calls for packing the court and ending the filibuster re-emerged, and the hyperbole gushed forth. [...] What really caught our eye, however, was what Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said:  "A stolen, illegitimate, and far-right Supreme Court majority appears set to destroy the right to abortion, an essential right which protects the health, safety, and freedom of millions of Americans.  There is no other recourse.  We must expand the court."  Read those words carefully.  Stolen.  Illegitimate.  What does Markey mean?

Ilhan Omar demands more Supreme Court justices.  Rep. Ilhan Omar is demanding the Supreme Court add more justices to override its conservative majority while other Democrats are renewing their calls to nix the filibuster and codify the right to an abortion after a leaked preliminary opinion revealed the court is looking to overturn Roe v. Wade.  'Overturning Roe would put the lives of women across the country at risk.  It would fly in the face of decades of precedent and the overwhelming majority of public opinion.  And they will not stop here.  Expand the court,' the Minnesota Democrat said on Twitter.  'Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW.  And if there aren't 60 votes in the Senate to do it, and there are not, we must end the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes,' Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., wrote on Twitter.

Biden's Evolving Views on Abortion:  Joe Biden entered the senate in 1973, the same year the Supreme Court legalized abortion in its Roe v. Wade decision.  He has evolved from being strongly pro-life to rabidly pro-abortion.  Here is a list of his changing positions.
1974: A year after Roe v. Wade was decided, he said the ruling had gone "too far" and that a woman seeking an abortion should not have the "sole right to say what should happen to her body."
1976: He votes for the "Hyde Amendment" which bans federal funding of abortions.
1981: He introduces the "Biden Amendment" which prohibits foreign-aid funding of biomedical research involving abortion.
1982: He votes for a constitutional amendment allowing states to overturn Roe v. Wade.
1983: He votes against a constitutional amendment allowing states to overturn Roe v. Wade.
1984: He votes for the Mexico City Policy which bans federal funding for abortions.
1987: He becomes chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and leads the fight against Supreme Court nominee Judge Robert Bork, whom he said was opposed to Roe v. Wade.
1994: He says, "Those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them."
1995: He votes to ban partial-birth abortion.

White House Press Secretary dodges question:  Must Supreme Court nominee be 'pro-abortion'?  The White House refused to say whether President Joe Biden's pick for the next Supreme Court justice must be pro-abortion, during a press briefing on Tuesday [2/1/2022].  "I'm not going to outline a litmus test from here today," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Feb. 1.  Her comments came in response to EWTN correspondent Owen Jensen, who asked, "Will that person have to be pro-abortion?"  While Psaki declined to say more about the future Supreme Court nominee in regards abortion, she repeated to Jensen that the president "believes in a woman's right to choose."

Female Democrat Senator wants a Civil War if the Supreme Court Stops Late Term Abortions.  Sen. Jeanne Shaheen thinks that stopping babies who would survive outside of the womb from being aborted is worth a civil war and destruction of the United States over.  Listen as she openly says if the supreme court stops states from allowing late term abortions she hopes women rise up and launch a revolution in order to stop the supreme court from doing their job.  This is how sick Democrats are to have less people in the world, they're willing to not just abort babies to stop the population from growing and possibly taking away their power by making it harder for them to control a larger population, they also want to start the fastest way to rid the population of the world, a war!  [Video clip]

Senator John Kennedy:  There's No Right to Abortion in the Constitution.  With the Supreme Court holding oral arguments yesterday [12/1/2021] in a Mississippi abortion ban case tat could result in overturning Roe, there has been a renewed focus on the question of whether there is a right to abortion in the Constitution.  As Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made it clear yesterday in his questioning, there is no right to abortion in the Constitution.

Terry McAuliffe Is Scared That Women Won't Be Able To Abort Their Babies If He Loses Virginia Governor Race.  If there's two things that Democrats love in this world, it's abortion and Planned Parenthood.  All Democrats, including Virginia Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, want women to be able to abort their babies where-ever they want and WHENEVER they want.  That is why he is currently panicking.  When asked about a potential loss on November 2nd to Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, the only thing McAuliffe could think about is women aborting their babies.

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.

Pelosi Cheers as Dems Pass Radical Abortion Without Limits Bill — Legalizes Partial Birth Abortion, Dismembering Babies, Lifts All Restrictions.  Democrats passed the most radical pro-abortion bill in history on Friday — as Americans remain stranded in Afghanistan and the US southern border remains wide open to unvaccinated illegal aliens.  The new law legalized partial-birth abortion, dismembering babies, decapitating babies, and targeting babies in the womb for any reason.  And Nancy Pelosi cheered.

Abortion: 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.

MSNBC 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?"

The 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.

Biden 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.

Pelosi: 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.

'Devout 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."

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To recap:  "Devout Catholic" Pelosi says having the taxpayers pay for fetal homicide is "an issue of fairness," and "the right thing to do."

Nancy 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.

Democrats 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.

21,000 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.

Democrat 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."

US 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."

Biden 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.

We're 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Xavier 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.

What 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.

Republicans 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.

White 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."

Washington 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."

Danielle 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.

Biden's 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 "social justice."

Some 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?

Yes, 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."

Bishop 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 Democratic party.

Catholic 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."

50+ 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?

Yes, 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.

Why 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.

Does 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."

What 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.

Sasse 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.

Don't 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.

The 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 the report.

Senate 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.

Bernie 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 socialist.

Democrats 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.

Never 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.

The 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.

Are 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.

On 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.

Elizabeth 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]

Abortion 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.

Is 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.

Gillibrand: Pro-Lifers Are Ineligible To Be Judges.  [Video clip]

Catholic 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.

Will 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?

Progressing 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?

Nancy Pelosi's 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?

Democrats' 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.

Where 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.

Joe Biden 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.

Joe Biden: 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.

Poll: Democrats Want La.  Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) Primaried, Because He's Pro-Life.  The Democrat purging of pro-life liberals continues.  The latest example comes from Louisiana, where a recent poll shows that young Democrats in the state want their Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards primaried — because he's pro-life.

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.

Biden 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.

Dems 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.

The Pathetic 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.

Has 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 trimester" infanticide.

The 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.

Democrats 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."

Inside 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.

Are 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.

Democrats, 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.

Democrat 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.

Democrats 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.

Death 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.

Pro-Abortion 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.

Progressive 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.

Democrat on Abortion: 'Some Kids Are Unwanted, So You Kill Them Now or You Kill Them Later'.  Alabama state Rep. John Rogers, a Democrat, said, while debating a bill that would ban most abortions in the state, "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," Rogers continued.  "So, you kill them now or you kill them later."

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.

What's 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.

The Rainy 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.

Stacey 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."

Poll: 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.

Getting 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.

Breaking Down Sen. Mazie Hirono's Multiple False Claims About Anti-Infanticide Bill.  On Thursday, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) denounced the Republican-sponsored Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (BAASPA), which failed to pass the Senate on Monday (53-44).  During her speech, Hirono made multiple fallacious claims.  [Video clip]

Dems' 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.

Every 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.

Sen. 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.

Democrats' 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 floor vote.

Exposing 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.

You 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.

4 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.

Donald 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.

Democrats 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 film "Gosnell."

Infanticide 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.

The 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.

Senate 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.

When 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 missing.

Chelsea 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.

Chelsea 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.

Chelsea Clinton Says It's 'Unchristian' To End Legal Abortion.  Claims She's Deeply Pious.  Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton said that overturning Roe V. Wade would be "unchristian" and that doing so is totally unthinkable in a SiriusXM interviews Thursday [9/13/2018].  "We can't go back to that [pre-Roe V. Wade].  That's unconscionable to me," Clinton said.  "As a deeply religious person, it's also unchristian to me," she continued.

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?

Dianne 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 on abortion.

Elvis' 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.

Manchin 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.

Catholic 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.

Dem 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.

Oprah 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.

Manchin 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."

Chelsea 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.

After 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.

Save 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.

Race 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.

Parade 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.

Roe 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.

Abortion 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.

Black 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.

What Leftists 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.

Nancy 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.

'Predictable' 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?

Planned 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.

Abortion 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.

Democrats 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.

Nancy 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.

Congressman Joe Kennedy + Baby Carriage + Pro-Abortion Rally = One Really Weird Photo Op.  These Kennedys are an odd bunch.  Congressman Joe Kennedy III (a devout Catholic?) is seen here with his wife and their baby attending a pro-abortion rally.  Wife:  "Hey, want to go to the abortion rally?"  Kennedy:  "Yeah!  Grab the baby and let's go!"  Weird.  Sad.

House 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.

ACLU 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.

WaPo 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."

Full-Term 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.

Only 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.

Oregon 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.

What 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?

Anti-abortion 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.

Rosie 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.

Abortion 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].

Left-Wingers 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.

Why 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.

The 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."

Hillary Clinton Explains Her Support for Abortion is a 'Morality Issue'.  I thought maybe that was a typo and she meant to say "mortality" but this is Hillary Clinton we're talking about and there's no doubt she honestly believes her support for killing unborn babies is a morally superior position.

Hillary 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.

Dems 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.

DNC 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.

No, 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."

Dean: 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."

Andrew 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.

"Women's 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."

Hillary 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 power depends.

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.

Clinton 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.

No 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.

The 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.

Hillary, 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.

Hey 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."

Hillary 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 AbortionThe 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."

Hillary the 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.

Democratic 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."

A Requiem 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.

Hillary 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.

10 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.

Hillary 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.

Hillary 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.

Clinton's 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."

DNC: 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?

Nets 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.

Hillary 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.

Democratic 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.

How 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.

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."

Democratic 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."

Hillary 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."

NOW 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.

Are 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."

Calif. 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 Planned Parenthood.

Planned 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.

Hillary Clinton: 'The Unborn Person Doesn't Have Constitutional Rights'.  Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," while discussing her position on abortion, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said under our laws currently "the unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights."

Hillary 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.

Clinton '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.

Hillary: 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."

Where's 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.

Liberals 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.

Hillary 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.

Top Democrat: More Women Would Support Hillary If They Loved Abortion.  Young women are not as enthusiastic as older women are about Hillary Clinton because they just don't care enough about the abortion issue, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in an interview with The New York Times.

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."

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Does "women's health care" include "You better put some ice on that"?  [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Never 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.

Why 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.

PP 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 (Goddess Earth).

Welfare 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.

Renée 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.

Reporter 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.

Democrats: 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."

Congressional 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.

Killing 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.

Senate 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.

Dems 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.

2,000 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.

Democrats 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.

Debbie 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.

Sen. 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].

Obama Administration Threatens States Attempting to Defund Planned Parenthood.  The Obama administration is threatening states attempting to defund Planned Parenthood — those trying to stop the flow of their Medicaid funds to the abortion provider — with potential violation of federal law and, ultimately, the cutting off of Medicaid funds to those states.

I've 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.

Liberalism: 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.

Daily Beast Fears That Planned Parenthood Sting Videos Will 'Silence' Pro-Choice Pols In 2016.  The string of Planned Parenthood sting videos and their shocking revelations will "silence" pro-choice Democrats who are seeking to avoid electoral defeat and/or setbacks against abortion rights, Daily Beast writers Samantha Allen and Olivia Nuzzi argued in their July 30 piece, "Why Dems Don't Want to Talk About Planned Parenthood."

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.

On 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.

White 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.

Planned 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.

Rush: 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? [...]"

Why 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.

Hillary 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."

Liberals, Conservatives, 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?

If You Accurately Quote Abortionists Discussing Organ Harvesting, The Democrats Will Demand An Investigation Of YOU.  The Democrats can't make the Planned Parenthood disaster go away.  They can't rebut the facts.  They can't convince people that the evidence of their own senses is a hoax.  So they're trying to use their political power to protect their investment and maintain their control.

Hillary 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[.]

Carly Fiorina Criticizes Democratic Party's 'Absolute Deafening Silence' on Planned Parenthood Videos.  Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is joining pro-life leaders from across the country to call for Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.  As Breitbart News reported, the Center for Medical Progress has released a second video showing another senior medical adviser to Planned Parenthood discussing selling organs from aborted babies.

Hoyer: '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."

Hillary 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?

Disgraced 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.

It's time to get Clinton and the rest of the Democratic field on the record about the Planned Parenthood scandal.  On Tuesday, America's largest abortion company was found to be harvesting fetal parts for a tidy profit.  Within days, other abortion industry atrocities were revisited, the House initiated a congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, and the cry for Planned Parenthood's defunding became front-page news.  Front page news, that is, if you're not Hillary Clinton or the rest of the 2016 Democratic presidential field.

[Senior 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.

Carly 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.

Hillary 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.

Hillary 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.

AG 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.

Carly 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 as fortunate.

Debbie 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."

Watch 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.

Megyn 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.

Rand 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."

DNC Chair 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.

Hillary 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.

DC 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.

Democrat 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."

Tentative House Medicare 'doc fix' deal opens rift among Dems over abortion.  An emerging bipartisan House deal changing how Medicare reimburses doctors ran into turbulence in the Senate Thursday [3/20/2015] over abortion, spotlighting a rare public disagreement between Congress' two top Democrats.

Wasserman 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."

The 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.

Democrat 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?"

Congressman: '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.

Is 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.

Pelosi 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."

Rep. 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.

White 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."

Don't 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.

Democrats 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.

The '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.

Arizona Democratic Gov. Candidate Fred DuVal Makes Shocking Statement On 14-Year Old's Abortions - In A Church!  Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal said that 14-year olds should be allowed to get abortions with no parental consent.  DuVal articulated his position on parental consent at a public forum Tuesday [10/14/2014] at Redemption Church in Gilbert, Ariz.

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.

In 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.

Liberals 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.

Senate 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.

Schumer 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).

Only after they are born, of course.
Pelosi: 'I'm Like a Lioness' When It Comes to Protecting Children.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yesterday [7/10/2014] described herself as a "lioness" when it comes to protecting children.

Senate 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.

Democrats 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?

California 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.

Colorado Democrats 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.

Did someone mention Wendy Davis?

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.

Cuomo: Pro-life 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 Gubernatorial Candidates Pray for Abortion Rights.  Iowa Democrat gubernatorial candidates joined abortion activists in a prayer for increased access to abortion at a rally held Wednesday [8/28/2013].

Video: Iowa Democrats, Candidates for Governor Pray for Abortion.  Every so often abortion activists cause a stir with prayers for abortion.  The worst may have been when President Barack Obama asked God to bless the Planned Parenthood abortion business at the end of a speech this year.  Now, from Iowa comes this: [...]

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.

The Editor asks...
Where are the separation of church and state people now?

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.

Pro-abortion 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?

On 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 facilities.

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.

Rep. Nadler: Post-Five Month Abortion Ban 'Morally Outrageous'.  Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday [6/18/2013] it is "morally outrageous" to ban abortions after five months of pregnancy.

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."

Pelosi 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."

The Liberal Creed: Punish the Innocent and Reward the Guilty.  Liberals believe that the unborn child is not innocent, but rather that she is a parasite whom the mother has the right to kill.

Cuomo To Propose Bill Allowing For Abortions After 24 Weeks Of Pregnancy.  An abortion battle could be brewing in Albany, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to propose a major change to abortion laws in New York State.

Black Conservative 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.

Kermit 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.

Michelle Obama Promotes HHS Mandate, Then Says 'Every Single Child in This Country Is Worthy'.  First lady Michelle Obama — after speaking about the importance of contraception and that "women can make our own decisions about our bodies" — proclaimed to an Ohio crowd that, "Every single child in this country is worthy."

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 pro-abortion?

Anti-abortion Democrats struggle to be heard at Charlotte convention.  Small, shrinking (at least in its congressional representation), and sometimes forgotten, the wing of the Democratic Party that wants to limit or ban abortions is still trying to assert some influence here at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Planned 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.

DNC 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.

Politico 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.

White 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? WH: 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.

Jackson 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.

Defining 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 the bill.

Dems Stage a Single-Witness 'Hearing' to Frame Their 'Reproductive Rights' Argument.  Because their witness was denied an opportunity to testify at last week's Republican-led hearing on religious freedom, House Democrats staged a hearing of their own Thursday, playing to the media and framing the argument as one of "women's health."

Democrats: GOP Conscience Protection Amendment Would Take Us 'Back to Medical Dark Ages'.  Democratic Senators held a press conference on Tuesday [2/14/2012] to oppose a Republican-led amendment that would ensure conscience rights are protected under Obamacare, claiming the broadness of the proposal would turn the country back to the "medical dark ages" and keep women "barefoot and pregnant."

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.

Nancy 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.

The Political 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.

Pelosi 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.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Saying Life Begins at Conception Is 'Extreme and Radical'.  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday [11/3/2011] that for states to enact constitutional amendments that say human life begins at conception is "an extreme and radical step."

Wasserman 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."

Health, abortion issues split Obama administration and Catholic groups.  A contentious battle between Catholic groups and the Obama administration has flared in recent days, fueled by the new health-care law and ongoing divisions over access to abortion and birth control.

The 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."

Jackson 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.

The 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.

Abortion '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 perform.

The Editor says...
Really, how much incest could there be in the military?

Administration 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.

Democrats 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.

The Pro-Abortion 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 Parenthood.

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."

Reid: 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.

Bad Politics 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.

Abortion Lobby 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 death.'

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.

The 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.

Feinstein Says It's 'Morally Correct' to Force Taxpayers to Fund Abortion.  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.) told CNSNews.com that using tax dollars from pro-life Americans to pay for insurance plans that cover abortion is morally correct.

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.

Protecting Medical Professionals Who Morally Oppose Abortion Is 'Short-sighted,' Democratic Senator Says.  Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) told a gathering of pro-abortion activists that the Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations put in place by the Bush administration to protect medical professionals who work in institutions that receive federal funding and morally oppose certain practices, such as abortion, is "short-sighted" and should be rescinded by President Obama.

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 Justified in Votes Against Born Alive Infant Protection Bill, Say Democrats.  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was justified in opposing legislation in the Illinois State Senate that would have ensured that a child who survives a failed abortion was treated as a "person" and received medical attention, two Democratic leaders said.

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.

10 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 delivered alive.

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.

When 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.]

This is an adequate reason to wonder... Is Obama a Christian?

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 children with.

9th 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.

A 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."

Obama's Abortion 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 rarely challenged.

Obama 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.

More 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 anti-abortion statute."

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.

Feminist Eugenics:  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.

Why 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).

When 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.

That 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.

The 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 partial-birth abortion.

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.

Tap Dancing 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 most circumstances.

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.

Why 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).

Speaking as 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 for Women.

Why the 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.

Not Your 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.

Hillary:  Can 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 these policies.

Hillary 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 abortifacient.

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 Creator).

Honor Killing, 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.

What '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.

Bart 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.

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