The Pro-Life Week in Review

By Dave Andrusko

Maybe it was because we were putting the final touches on the April/May issue of National Right to Life News and preparing for a graduation, but whatever the reason the reason this week has flown. Come to think of it, passage of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” also makes the time fly by.

So, as per usual, I’m using this space to mention just a few of the many, many stories that have appeared this week in National Right to Life News Today.

At the top of the list is the aforementioned “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/u-s-house-passes-permanent-ban-on-federal-funding-of-abortion-251-175-national-right-to-life-slams-president-obama-and-other-opponents-of-ban; and www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/reflections-a-day-after-house-passage-of-the-%e2%80%9cno-taxpayer-funding-for-abortion-act%e2%80%9d). I also talk about this landmark legislation today.

And with time running out—the National Right to Life Convention is next month—we’ve highlighted how to register for the convention and get the best rates on rooms (www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/hurry-national-right-to-life-convention-register-on-line-today) and the addition of Abby Johnson, the former head of a Planned Parenthood clinic (http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/abby-johnson-to-speak-at-national-right-to-life-convention-in-jacksonville). As follow up I offer an excerpt of Abby’s book today.

We also ran a story from Nebraska RTL that offers an important rebuttal to the pro-abortion criticism of their “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/our-story-and-how-it-relates-to-nebraska%e2%80%99s-unborn-baby-pain-ban-at-20-weeks).

The week was replete with stories of winners in state pro-life oratory contests (www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/amanda-figeredo-wins-georgia-right-to-life-oratory-contest; www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/tennessee-right-to-lifes-pro-life-oratory-contest-among-nations-largest; www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/lauren-hayden-wins-arkansas-oratory-contest).

And just to mention one more category, lots of news about state legislation. To name just a few, http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/newly-enacted-north-carolina-law-recognizes-unborn-child-as-a-second-victim; http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/alabama-senate-committee-approves-model-national-right-to-life-legislation; and http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/05/sonogram-bill-on-way-to-texas-governor-perrys-desk.

Have a great weekend. Be sure to pass these entries along through your social networks.

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