Roe v. Wade should be tossed to the ash heap of history

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation When I saw the television report, I was mesmerized. A Pennsylvania news outlet, Fox 43, carried the inspiring story of a newborn twin who had to be taken by helicopter to receive much-needed specialized treatment (See here.) The flight nurses acted heroically to provide care and …

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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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A shrewd analysis of how pro-lifers are hemming in Roe on the way to its extinction

By Dave Andrusko When  you read articles by pro-abortionists such as “How the Anti-Abortion Movement Used the Progressive Playbook to Chip Away at Roe v. Wade,” your first thought (or at least my first thought) is that likely the authors will suggest that the usage is somehow illegitimate. Tainted, as it were. How could those …

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48 years later and Justice White’s famous dissent in Roe v. Wade remains must reading

“The Court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant mothers” By Dave Andrusko The following is a long excerpt from Justice Byron White’s searing dissent in Roe v. Wade. Along with Justice William Rehnquist, they were the only objectors in the 7-2 decision handed down January 22, 1973, The popular catch phrase …

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How many family trees have been severed because of Roe v. Wade?

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This look back at what appeared in NRL News Today one year ago today was one of the most popular posts of 2020. A lovely photo came up as a memory on my Facebook page. It depicts a young man and woman, both dressed …

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“Roe v Wade: The Real Story You’ve Never Been Told”

By Dave Andrusko When television programs or movies that are fair to our Movement come across our radar, National Right to Life wants to make sure our audience of grassroots champions get a heads up. Enter Nick Loeb’s movie “Roe v Wade: The Real Story You’ve Never Been Told,” a fact-based dramatization of the events that culminated …

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Justice White’s famous dissent in Roe goes well beyond “An exercise of raw judicial power”

“The Court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant mothers” By Dave Andrusko The following is a long excerpt from Justice Byron White’s famous dissent in Roe v. Wade. He, along with Justice William Rehnquist, were the only objectors in the 7-2 decision handed down January 22, 1973, The popular catch phrase …

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New “Roe v. Wade” movie reminds us of the power of art to elevate the dignity and value of human life

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation With the anticipation surrounding the new film Roe v. Wade, we are reminded once again of the ability of the arts to elevate the dignity and value of human life.  Movies can touch audiences that might otherwise never be reached. A stirring plotline, intriguing characters, and effective cinematography can …

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Soon to be available: “Roe v Wade: The Real Story You’ve Never Been Told”

By Dave Andrusko When television programs or movies that are fair to our Movement come across our radar, National Right to Life wants to make sure our audience of grassroots champions get a heads up. Enter Nick Loeb’s movie “Roe v Wade: The Real Story You’ve Never Been Told,” a fact-based dramatization of the events that …

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Re-establishing the right to life regardless of sex, age, disability or condition of dependency, is the human rights issue of our time

Editor’s note. This year’s March for Life will take place this Friday and except for a handful of pro-life leaders assembling in Washington, D.C., the March will be virtual. As we look back at what appeared in National Right to Life News Today a year ago, what could be more timely or inspiring than encouraging …

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On the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, “We shall not weary, We shall not rest”

By Dave Andrusko Our sincerest thanks go out today to the very influential First Things magazine for republishing in full the speech delivered by the late Richard John Neuhaus at the close of National Right to Life’s 2008 convention. First Things observes that Prof. Robert P. George once described the address as “the greatest pro-life speech …

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Tragic Anniversary Marked Today, Roe v. Wade, Year 48

Death Toll: 62 Million Babies and Counting By Tony Lauinger, State Chairman, Oklahomans For Life Forty-eight years ago today, seven men in black robes condemned to death the unborn children of America. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision was intended – by those who supported it – to be the end of the …

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