By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. A friend of long standing dropped me a note this morning. He’d been looking for material about premature births and, lo and behold, ran across this article from many years ago. In subsequent years the good news about ever-younger preemies surviving has only gotten better. Personally, I believe this story’s …Continue reading "Baby Chicks and Preemies"
By Dave Andrusko A sincere thank you to Fr. Frank Pavone who recently reminded us that this coming Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Bernard Nathanson. For younger pro-lifers, it would be difficult to impossible for them to appreciate the incredible impact Dr. Nathanson’s conversion from co-founder of NARAL to pro-life …Continue reading "A tribute to Dr. Bernard Nathanson ten years after his passing"
By Dave Andrusko As per usual, NRL Director of Education & Research Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon provided the definitive analysis of Planned Parenthood’s 2019-2020 Annual Report. I would highly recommend you take the time to read it not once but twice. Five is an arbitrary number. We could discuss ten takeaways from the latest 45 …Continue reading "Five takeaways from Planned Parenthood’s 2019-2020 Annual Report"
By Dave Andrusko You didn’t need a crystal ball to anticipate that President Biden’s HHS nominee Xavier Becerra, a man with a long track record of pro-abortion advocacy in Congress and afterward and a history of persecuting pregnancy help centers, would dance around his opposition to banning the hideous partial-birth abortion technique. Becerra, whom NRLC …Continue reading "HHS Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra evades explaining why he wouldn’t vote to ban gruesome partial-birth abortions"
By Dave Andrusko Step by step a bill in South Dakota to ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome is making its way through the legislature. HB 1110 was brought by pro-life Gov. Kristi Noem and passed the House Monday afternoon. It is now on its way to the state Senate. Previously, the …Continue reading "South Dakota House approves bill to ban abortions because the baby has Down syndrome"
By Dave Andrusko On Friday a divided panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Tennessee’s request to issue a stay so the state could revive its 48 hour waiting period while the state Attorney General appeals U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman’s decision striking down the law to the full Sixth Circuit. …Continue reading "6th Circuit panel rejects call to stay decision blocking Tennessee’s 48 hour waiting period, court dissent explains why state will eventually prevail"
By Dave Andrusko Back in December we reported on the question of whether the Supreme Court would take up conflicting appeals courts’ rulings over the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule.” The rule was upheld nationwide by the Ninth Circuit, with the exception of Maryland where the Fourth Circuit blocked the rule from …Continue reading "Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule”"
By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today reported last week, a radical abortion-on-demand measure in New Mexico is just one step away from enactment. Last Friday the state House passed HB 7 —the party line vote was 40-30—following similar approval in the state Senate earlier this month. The cover story was perfectly illustrated by a post …Continue reading "Pro-abortion New Mexico governor about to sign abortion on demand bill"
By Dave Andrusko I’d like to end this week’s edition of National Right to Life News Today with something that I’d written about a long time ago but which I happened to stumble across this morning. It was in response to a correspondence that had been sent to National Right to Life. It was posed …Continue reading "“I Would Like Her to Know….”"
By Dave Andrusko Two pro-life bills took important steps forward in the Arizona legislature Thursday. The Associated Press’s Bob Christie wrote that the Senate Appropriations Committee “spent less than 30 minutes hearing testimony” on SB1381 that would “ban abortions because of a disability.” Pro-life state Sen. Wendy Rogers said, “This gives voice to those who …Continue reading "Pro-life bills banning abortions for genetic reasons move forward in Arizona"
By Dave Andrusko Here’s a question for you. Which president said, “The task that has fallen to us as Americans is to move the conscience of the world, to keep alive the hope and dream of freedom”? It surely isn’t President Biden whose reluctance to “second guess” totalitarian regimes was vividly on display once again …Continue reading "Moving the conscience of a nation"
By Dave Andrusko When the local NPR notices the winds are blowing in a pro-life direction, you know it’s time to cheer. Enter Montana Public Radio. Depending when you access yesterday’s post, the headline to Shaylee Ragar’s story is either aggressively hostile (“Republican Lawmakers Attempt to Restrict Abortion Access In Montana “) or more neutral …Continue reading "With new pro-life governor, even Montana Public Radio acknowledges pro-life successes"