By Douglas D. Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor and Director, ERA Project, National Right to Life Committee [Originally published March 18, 2021. Updated June 30, 2021.] Judge Rudolph Contreras, a federal district judge appointed by President Obama, ruled on March 5, 2021 that the Equal Rights Amendment resolution approved by Congress in 1972 contained a constitutionally valid ratification …Continue reading "Three cases, five courts, 23 judges and justices: Federal judges of every stripe have scorned legal theories intended to resuscitate the Equal Rights Amendment"
By Douglas Johnson, NRLC Federal Legislation Director WASHINGTON (June 5, 2015) — On May 13, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that would generally prohibit abortion after 20 weeks fetal age, with certain exceptions. The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) supports this bill — indeed, …Continue reading "New York Times Runs Constricted Correction on Abortion"
Editor’s note. The following letter was sent to the offices of U.S. senators on June 1 in anticipation of the introduction next week of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Senator Graham has announced that he will introduce, during the week of June 8, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The National Right to Life …Continue reading "NRLC urges senators to sign on as co-sponsors of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"
WASHINGTON (November 20, 2013) – A large group of pro-abortion members of Congress have introduced sweeping new legislation that is intended to nullify virtually all state and federal limitations on abortion, at any point in pregnancy. Major pro-abortion groups, including the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), NARAL Pro-choice America, and the Center for …Continue reading "Pro-abortion Coalition Unveils Sweeping New National Abortion-on-Demand Legislation in Congress"
State charges possible in Ohio kidnapping-abortion case By Douglas Johnson, NRLC Federal Legislative Director WASHINGTON (May 17, 2013) — A Florida man is being held without bail after being indicted on a federal charge that he murdered his own unborn child. John Andrew Welden, 28, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 14 on …Continue reading "Florida man faces federal murder rap in death of unborn child under NRLC-backed law"
By Douglas Johnson Editor’s note. This is an abridged version of a much more complete and detailed story that appears at www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/10/the-obama-abortion-agenda-and-the-congress-the-last-four-years WASHINGTON, D.C.–Over the four years of Barack Obama’s presidency, substantial damage has been inflicted to longstanding pro-life policies. In addition, new programs have been created which, during the years ahead, will result in …Continue reading "The Obama Abortion Agenda and the Congress: The Last Four Years"
By Douglas Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 1, 2012)–Over the four years of Barack Obama’s presidency, substantial damage has been inflicted to longstanding pro-life policies. In addition, new programs have been created which, during the years ahead, will result in large-scale federal subsidies to health plans that pay for abortion, other federally driven expansions of abortion, …Continue reading "The Obama Abortion Agenda and the Congress: The Last Four Years"
By NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson and NRLC Senior Legislative Counsel Susan T. Muskett, J.D. WASHINGTON (March 14, 2012) — The Obama Administration has taken another step in what amounts to a four-year plan to make abortion-covering health insurance, subsidized by the federal government, commonly available in the United States. The latest action came on …Continue reading "HHS Issues New Rule on ObamaCare Scheme to Fund Abortion Insurance"