43 days until the mid-term elections, encouraging news from the latest surveys

By Dave Andrusko With just 43 days to go until the mid-term elections, attention is really picking up. Currently, the Senate is evenly divided 50-50 with pro-abortion Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote, and the Democrats hold a slim 221-212 majority in the House of Representatives. Over the weekend, the Washington Post/ABC survey …

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Judge reinstates Arizona law which banned most abortions

By Dave Andrusko On Friday, a day before a law banned abortion after the 15th week was to take effect, Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson lifted the injunction that had prevented the state from enforcing a  1901 law that outlawed most abortions.  When the Supreme Court handed down its Roe v. Wade decision …

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The unborn child: The ultimate “least among us” 

By Dave Andrusko As I do virtually every day, I texted my children this morning. Nothing unusual in that. What was unusual was that one responded quickly. As it happens, her brief remarks reminded me of a pro-life Keynote speech I once attended. The remarks were terrific, from beginning to end, but I most remember …

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Permission to abort perfectly healthy late term baby is granted by Bombay High Court

By Dave Andrusko I had to read this several times to be sure my eyes were not deceiving me. The Bombay High Court granted permission to a 21 year old woman to abort her 26 week unborn baby “if the baby is not born alive after the procedure.” Nothing in the stories In Medical Dialogues  …

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Indiana AG asks State Supreme Court to take up ACLU challenge to Senate Bill 1, bypassing Court of Appeals

“The urgency of this matter cannot be overstated.” By Dave Andrusko Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is requesting the state Supreme Court to accept jurisdiction in the ACLU’s challenge to Senate Bill 1, Indiana’s new comprehensive abortion law, rather than the case first going before the Court of Appeals of Indiana. Judge Kelsey Blake Hanlon …

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Heading into the mid-term elections, fresh data offers real reason for pro-life optimism 

By Dave Andrusko The last few days have produced stories that have the potential to change the fundamentals of what we expect come November 8th, the mid-year elections. Ruy Teixeira offers multiple insights, the common denominator of which is that Democrats are counting on abortion to rescue them from the simple fact that they are …

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Are Democrats crying wolf or do they really fear a “surge” in Republican turnout on November 8?

By Dave Andrusko You have to take what a Democratic group that coordinates get-out-the-vote efforts says with a pound and a half of salt. Their job, after all, is to raise money in order to rally the troops and one way America Votes does that is to predict a massive Republican turnout. John Ward tells …

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PPFA stealth edits fetal development page, now says no heartbeat at 6 weeks

By Dave Andrusko The headline almost says it all: “Planned Parenthood edits fact sheet to say no heartbeat at 6 weeks of fetal development: Planned Parenthood now differentiates between ‘cardiac activity’ and ‘heartbeat.’”  This story on Fox News by Timothy H.J. Herozzi says “The changes made to the organization’s website were noticed Thursday after Democratic …

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Voters in Montana will decide in a referendum whether to require medical treatment for “Born-Alive” babies who survive an abortion

By Dave Andrusko Montana voters will decide in a referendum this fall whether to require medical care for “born-alive infants.” The exact language is “A born-alive infant, including an infant born in the course of an abortion, must be treated as a legal person under the laws of the state, with the same rights to …

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Judge Romanick again denies North Dakota’s request to let its comprehensive abortion ban take effect

By Dave Andrusko Here we go again. On September 9th, North Dakota Solicitor General Matthew Sagveen and Assistant Attorney General Courtney Titus asked Burleigh County District Judge Bruce Romanick to lift his stay on a trigger law banning abortion that he had granted to Red River Women’s Clinic, “arguing he failed to make the state’s lone …

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“If not us, who? And if not now, when?”

By Dave Andrusko “Thousands of medical ethicists and bioethicists, as they are called, professionally guide the unthinkable on its passage through the debatable on its way to becoming the justifiable until it is finally established as the unexceptionable.” — “The Return of Eugenics,” by Richard John Neuhaus. Richard John Neuhaus’s quote from the April 1988 …

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3-D ultrasounds of two unborn babies a huge hit on The Today Show

Not a “fetus” anywhere By Dave Andrusko When the topic is about unborn babies in their natural (safe) state, then people who probably aren’t on our side can feel free to treat them as…unborn babies. This has been passed all over our office today. It’s a 1 minute and 22 second clip taken from The …

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