By Dave Andrusko
I try to check in with our readers roughly at the mid-way point between the day we post the current issue of the “pro-life newspaper of record” and the next monthly issue. That would be now.
So, have you enjoyed what you have read thus far? If you have some thoughts, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of course we wrote at great length about what had already been undertaken by the pro-abortion tandem of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris (to no one’s surprise, they lived down to our expectations) and what we could expect going forward.
Biden-Harris could hardly wait to begin their mission of increasing the number of abortions: domestically, by starting the process of opening up Title X Family Planning money to the largest abortion provider in America, and, internationally, by reversing the Mexico City Policy. The impact of the latter will be enormous. In the words of Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) it will “force U.S. taxpayers to fund organizations that promote, lobby for or perform abortion on demand in foreign countries.”
Elsewhere in NRL News Today, we’re posting an op-ed by Reps. Scalise and Wagner making an urgent case for passing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. On page one of the February issue of National Right to Life News, Jennifer Popik, JD, NRL Federal Legislative Director, wrote about the same critically important proposal at length and with insight.
House and Senate Democrats are not keen to provide equal medical treatment to abortion survivors, even those these babies are no longer “fetuses” and justice demands that they receive the same medical treatment a baby born under normal circumstances of a similar gestation age would receive. In fact, they will do most anything to prevent an honest debate. We can hope some Democrats will read the op-ed Rep. Scalise and Wagner wrote.
On page three, NRL President Carol Tobias reminds us “We are a Movement of Hope.” As she writes, “I have often said that the pro-life movement is the Movement of Love. We seek to help and protect others simply because those others exist. We are also a movement of Hope. We offer hope to women who are considering abortion, helping them through a difficult time in their lives, and to women who have had an abortion, helping them find peace in their future.”
State Legislative Director Ingrid Duran brings you up to date on pro-life initiatives going forward this legislative cycle in her fine summary on page 14. (There are also a number of stories about successes in individual states sprinkled through the February edition.)
On the very next page, we offer an in-depth look at the latest Knights of Columbus/Maris poll which tells us “Three quarters of Americans, including a majority who identify as prochoice, want significant restrictions on abortion.” The public retains its strong revulsion at funding abortion and overwhelmingly resists taking an unborn child’s life simply because he or she has been prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome.
Circling back to Biden-Harris, we quote from Catholic leaders who find Biden’s support for unlimited abortion nothing short of a scandal. (Biden is routinely described by his fans in the major media as a “devout Catholic.”) When you read our daily pro-life blog—National Right to Life News Today— as you are right now, you’ll see more and more public opposition from the Catholic Church to President Biden’s radical pro-abortion agenda.
And, as always, we have motivational stories by Maria Gallagher and keen analyses by Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, and much, much more.
Be sure to start reading today, if you haven’t already.