2019 Florida Right to Life Legislative Summary

By Jan Halisky, Florida Right to Life Vice-President for Legislative Affairs The Florida Legislative Session just ended on May 3rd, and we thought you would like to have a summary of the results from a pro-life perspective. We want to thank everyone who contacted legislators during the session. We were told that communications from pro-lifers …

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Proposed changes to Medicare Part D can limit access to life-saving drugs, NRLC warns

By Dave Andrusko Almost single-handedly, over decades, NRLC has opposed “cost-cutting” measures that would likely have the effect of rationing care in general and/or limiting access to life-saving medication, in particular. Nowhere is that pressure to reduce costs today more intense than lowering the cost of prescription drugs. This is why NRLC has closely examined …

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Big victory in R.I., but pro-aborts not giving in

From Rhode Island Right to Life Last night, the Senate Judiciary Committee defeated the Senate version of the radical abortion-expansion bill by a vote of 4 Yeas to 5 Nays, while holding the House version of the bill for further study. A troubling statement, purportedly from the office of the Senate President, was subsequently posted …

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Right to Life of Michigan Files Petition Drive Paperwork

May 15, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI — Right to Life of Michigan has filed paperwork today to begin a petition drive to bypass Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s promised veto of legislation to ban the dismemberment abortion procedure. On May 14, the Michigan House and Senate voted in favor of identical bills to ban dismemberment abortions . …

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Trump’s approval numbers continue to climb; women make up half of his donors first three months of 2019

By Dave Andrusko There are numerous ways to gauge which way the wind is blowing, and at what speed. One is fundraising, another is polling data. By both measures, pro-life President Donald Trump has the wind at his back—big time. Despite her every effort to minimize the President’s much improved status among female donors, POLITICO’s …

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Judge reverses himself. Trial, not summary judgement, will decide whether non-physicians can perform first trimester abortions in Virginia

By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today reported last week, in an unprecedented decision, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, following the lead of the abortion lobby, ruled that Virginia’s law requiring doctors to perform most abortions was “unduly burdensome” and therefore unconstitutional. And as the Washington Post’s Laura Vozzella wrote last night, “It was …

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Pa. House overwhelmingly passes Down Syndrome Protection Act

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Beneath a quote which reads, “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free,” the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday testified to the truth that people with disabilities should be protected. By an overwhelming vote of 117-76, the PA House chose to …

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2020 Election: Where do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Abortion?

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life political director Editor’s note. This is a page one story that appears in the digital May edition of National Right to Life News. Please be sure to share this 41-page edition far and wide. We count on you to “get the word out.” Democrats have their sights set …

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Rep. Brian Sims’ office, social media go dark after blowback for filming himself harassing pro-lifers

By Calvin Freiburger Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at LifeSiteNews and is reposted with permission. PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2019 – The Pennsylvania Democrat lawmaker infamous for filming himself berating peaceful pro-life protesters has disappeared from social media and barring the public from even entering the building where he keeps his …

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Medical Conscience for Me, but Not for Thee

By Wesley J. Smith The New York Times has published an opinion column by cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar that decries the Trump administration’s increased enforcement of medical conscience. But he actually promotes a one-way conscience right that favors protecting the predominate ideological views of the medical intelligentsia, while forcing dissenters to sacrifice their own religious and …

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Pregnant mother given little support by doctors when she decided not to abort her daughter with Down syndrome

By Sarah Terzo Dee Bird was told her baby had Down syndrome and that she only had a 1% chance of surviving until birth. Abortion was suggested, but Bird decided to have her daughter Amellia. She says: “As long as Amellia is healthy and strong, she was showing me that she was putting up a …

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Death by Organ Donation – Euthanizing patients for organs.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition E. Wesley Ely, who, among his other professional accolades, holds The Grant W. Liddle Chair in Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, wrote an insightful article that was published in USA Today titled: Death by organ donation: Euthanizing patients for their organs gains frightening traction. Dr. …

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