Chen Guangcheng’s Reasonable Demand Biggest Test for Chinese Premier Wen and Obama Administration

Chinese Lawyer Who Defended Women from Forced Abortion Escapes Illegal Home Detention WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chen Guangcheng’s “bold and courageous” appeal to China’s Premier Wen Jiabao to investigate and hold responsible all corrupt officials who systematically beat and tortured him, his family and friends is a “reasonable demand that the Chinese government, supported by the …

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Yes, there have been well over 54 million abortions since 1973

By Dave Andrusko Variations of  “The Fact Checker” or “PolitiFact” or “Truth-O-Meter” have popped up in a number of newspapers and other places. Some are better—far better—than others, and, obviously, the degree to which any one of these sources correctly assesses the truth of a particular claim varies from item to item. In Tuesday’s New …

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The “Empathy Deficit”

Editor’s note. The following are particularly powerful remarks delivered on the House floor by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus. Rep. Smith delivered an abbreviated version to the 2008 March for Life assembled in Washington, D.C. Obviously the numbers (alas) are different today and it was “Senator Obama,” not President Obama. …

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‘On Obama’s Coercion’

By Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) Editor’s note. Congressman Chris Smith today released a statement in response to President Obama’s decision to coerce people of faith and people of conscience to violate their convictions or else suffer severe consequences. The following is excerpted from that statement. Smith is the Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-life Caucus, …

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100+ Members of Congress to Obama: Stop Funding UN Population Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A letter from Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) and over 100 Members of Congress sent to President Obama late last week urges the President to cut off funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) due to the agency’s participation in China’s brutal one-child policy. The letter was prompted by the Administration’s continued …

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Protect Unborn Children and Their Mothers from the Violence of Abortion

By Rep. Chris Smith   Editor’s note. On Thursday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to reinstitute the pro-life Mexico City policy. On a 25-17 vote Republicans and one Democrat on the committee turned back an amendment by pro-abortion Rep. Howard Berman (D-Ca.) to strip the language from the Foreign Relations Authorization Act. The Mexico City …

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Reflections a day after House passage of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”

By Dave Andrusko Thanks go out first and foremost  to the pro-life Republican House leadership for passage yesterday of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” Led by House Speaker John Boehner, not a single Republican voted against H.R.3. Rarely will you find a piece of legislation that so clearly says what it means and …

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