Lone surgical abortion facility in Arkansas withdraws lawsuit against COVID-19 related abortion requirements

By Dave Andrusko Arkansas’ lone surgical abortion facility has dropped its federal lawsuit against a directive from the state Health Department which included the provision requiring women to obtain negative covid-19 test results within 48 hours of the abortion. Little Rock Family Planning Services, represented by the ACLU, asked “that the lawsuit filed May 1 on …

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Missouri has 30 days to appeal Administrative Hearing Commissioner decision that license of Planned Parenthood of St. Louis should be renewed

By Dave Andrusko Missouri Right to Life reported today that Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi “said Planned Parenthood demonstrated that it meets the requirements for renewal of its abortion facility license in St. Louis.” The ruling “comes after months of review of testimony and legal briefings of a showdown between the Missouri Department of …

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Trump leads Biden 42% to 34% in terms of which candidate is trusted more on the economy

By Dave Andrusko On Thursday we discussed a cry-for-help from Democrats echoing in a story that appeared in POLITICO.  In one sentence, they’d heard a report via Zoom from Jason Furman, a Harvard professor, who’d worked for former President Obama, predicting that “We are about to see the best economic data we’ve seen in the …

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ACLU files suit to eliminate FDA restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs intended to protect women

By Dave Andrusko On the never-allow-a-crisis-to-go-to-waste front, the ACLU has filed a new suit challenging the protections the FDA has maintained for the use of chemical (“medication”) abortions. The same people who never tire of criticizing pro-lifers for “exploiting” the COVID-19 pandemic are unceasingly attempting to obliterate the guardrails the FDA has installed to protect …

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Former president of CBS News laments that “Much of journalism has become the clarion voice of the ‘resistance’” to President Trump

By Dave Andrusko Malcolm Gladwell is the author of many best sellers, “The Tipping Point” perhaps the best known. A one-sentence grabber on Amazon reads “The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.” Wikipedia provides a more technical definition:”In sociology, a …

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Democrats dread the possibility of “the best economic data we’ve seen in the history of this country”

By Dave Andrusko This is the last post of the day and, as such, will be brief. But brief does not mean either uninteresting or unimportant. Just the opposite. Speaking back in April via Zoom, a top economist in the Obama administration offered what POLITICO headlined as “The general election scenario that Democrats are dreading.” …

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“Why the right to life is not merely one among many urgent issues, but rather the foundational one”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Charles J. Chaput, who is now retired, was the Archbishop of the diocese of  Philadelphia from 2011 until earlier this year. This first ran in 2013 but what he had to say resonates. It’s not a secret to anyone who reads NRL News Today that I am a huge admirer …

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Education reform bill in Mexico state of Nuevo Leon will “foster a respect for life from conception to natural death”

By Dave Andrusko Aristotle is credited with observing, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” I thought of that fundamental insight in character formation when I learned from the Catholic News Agency that the “Mexican state legislature of Nuevo Leon passed an education reform bill May 21 to foster a …

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A portrait of an American hero: “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words”

By Dave Andrusko At first blush, you may wonder what voice synthesizers and a recent revealing documentary on the life of Roe v. Wade critic Justice Clarence Thomas could possibly have in common. Stay with me for a few paragraphs, and it will all come clear. I ran across this awhile back on the Internet …

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Bill introduced in British parliament to end abortion until birth for babies with minor disabilities

By Dave Andrusko The British newspaper, The Sun, is reporting that members across parties in Parliament “have joined forces to bring forward a Bill to end late terminations on the grounds the unborn child has a club foot, cleft lip or palate.” Assistant Editor David Wooding writes, “All these minor abnormalities can be easily corrected …

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The abortion “language war” and the unyielding perseverance of pro-lifers

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Today’s repost of a story that appeared in NRL News Today exactly one year ago reminds us that pro-abortion publications occasionally stumble across the truth and that passing pro-life laws and thwarting pro-abortion initiatives require elected officials who understand unborn babies are human beings deserving of protection. I’d like to …

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