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Court decisions and abortion-related politics

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  Justice Blackmun's assessment of human life, however, was confused, primitive, and now outdated.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.

Update:

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."

The Editor says...
Judging by the wording of this article, the Washington Post writer seems a bit miffed by the ruling.  But as we all know, the Miranda ruling gave America's cops "a script to read", and the liberals loved it.

Planned Parenthood fails to open doors.  A state law that requires abortionists to inform women — before an abortion — that the procedure "will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being" apparently has done what no other pro-life protest has been able to accomplish — the closure of Planned Parenthood's 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.

The Editor says...
The precedent here is alarming: The State of Oregon maintains that a baby boy is not a person if he has never taken a breath on his own.

Investigation requested of Tiller crony.  Operation Rescue is asking Nebraska's attorney general to investigate the facilities and practices of abortionist LeRoy Carhart.  Operation Rescue president Troy Newman is asking for the probe after Carhart stated his intent to open a late-term abortion business.  Newman believes conditions at the Abortion & Contraception Clinic of Nebraska — Carhart's current facility in Bellevue, Nebraska — should sound an alarm.

Judge strikes down parts of S.D. abortion law.  A federal judge upheld part of a South Dakota law that requires women to be told abortion ends a human life, but struck down disclosures that the procedure increases the likelihood of suicide and that they have an existing relationship with the fetus.

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 © 2016 by Andrew K. Dart



What's happening in Kansas?

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.

Update:
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.

Update:
Tiller Found Not Guilty.  Today [3/27/2009] a jury of three men and three women found George Tiller not guilty on 19 charges of 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.

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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