A quick 5-point primer on the Hyde Amendment

By Dave Andrusko By now, readers of National Right to Life News are fully aware that the Biden-Harris administration, working in tandem with congressional Democrats, has set its sights on torpedoing the Hyde Amendment, which for 44 years has been a shining example of bipartisan consensus.  By contrast, National Right to Life occupies a front …

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No surprise: Iowa judge rules 24 hour waiting period unconstitutional

By Dave Andrusko The content of District Court Judge Mitchell Turner’s order, filed Monday, was 100% predictable:  Turner held that Iowa’s 2020 law requiring a 24 hour waiting period was unconstitutional. Why the certainty about a law that passed the House 53-42  and the Senate by nearly two to one margin [31-16]? The 2018 decision …

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Judge hears challenge to Indiana’s Abortion Pill Reversal law

By Dave Andrusko Back on May 19, NRL News Today reported on a law suit brought by a coalition of pro-abortion groups who were suing the State of Indiana over House Bill 1577. Signed into law in April by Gov. Eric Holcomb, HB 1577 requires abortion clinics to provide women seeking chemical abortions with information …

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A thorough background analysis setting the stage for the Supreme Court’s oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

By Dave Andrusko We’ve discussed on multiple occasions the range of responses to the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Mississippi’s law which bans abortions after the 15th week, ranging from the thoughtful to the apocalyptic. As particularly useful articles crop up about Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, we’ll talk about them leading up to oral arguments …

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212 House Members have signed a discharge petition to bring to a vote legislation requiring abortion survivors to receive no less medical care than any other baby born at the same age

By Dave Andrusko WASHINGTON —When pro-life Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) signed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act discharge petition today, it raised to 212 the number of House Members who have joined forces to attempt to bring this anti-infanticide measure to the House floor for a vote. The goal is 218 (see below). Rep. Crenshaw would have been …

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The pro-life odyssey of Ronald Reagan

By Dave Andrusko I meant to write about this fascinating topic earlier this month, but didn’t. However “This Peanuts Strip Offers a Window Into Ronald Reagan’s Changing Views on Abortion” is, I believe, very much worth exploring, not just because it involves our 40th President but also for what it says about how people’s attitudes on abortion …

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“Open Letter” from staff charges head of PPFA’s largest affiliate with creating “a culture of fear and intimidation,” insist she be dismissed

But board stands behind Laura McQuade By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This post from a year ago in NRL News Today reminds us of the internal strife at PPFA which the nation’s largest abortion provider has tried to circumvent. McQuade was later ousted. It hasn’t even been a year since Planned Parenthood unceremoniously kicked Dr. …

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Early registration for 2021 NRL Convention ends Monday, June 21

By Dave Andrusko We have extended the early registration deadline for the National Right to Life 2021 convention through the end of the day, Monday, June 21, 2021. If you register before then, the price is $120.   However, after the end of the day on June 21, the cost is $180.   So please, we want everyone …

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Washington Post explanation of why Democrats’ future is cloudy falls way short

By Dave Andrusko If you are a pro-abortion Democrat media outlet, devoted to promoting the demise of the pro-life Republican party, how do you square this circle? You’ve announced ad nauseam that pro-life policies, proposed and/or enacted, are not supported by the public. In fact, whether it is parental notice or banning abortion when your …

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A closer look at Pew Research’s latest “Key facts about the abortion debate in America”

By Dave Andrusko On Thursday Pew Research  produced its latest update on what Carrie Blazina, Michael Lipka, and John Gramlich call “Key facts about the abortion debate in America.” The “hook,” not surprisingly is “Several states have introduced or passed new restrictions on abortion in 2021 with an eye toward giving the Supreme Court a …

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Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden: “Is there space in the abortion narrative for stories like mine, men and women who are alive today after surviving failed abortion procedures?”

Testimony in opposition to “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act” By Dave Andrusko We’ve written several stories about Wednesday’s meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee in which (with two exceptions) the testimony senators heard sang hosannas to the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act. WHPA, of course, is designed to remove or nullify all legal protections …

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