Calls on Senate to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Editor’s note. One year ago today the House passed H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, intended to protect women and babies from dangerous late-term abortions on a vote of 228 to 196. The measure has languished in the Senate under the leadership …Continue reading "Blackburn: We Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Women and Babies from Dangerous Late-Term Abortions"
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal in the case of an Arizona abortion ban that was struck as unconstitutional by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals last year. Pro-abortion advocates seized on the Court’s inaction, and the 9th Circuit’s decision regarding the Arizona law, to attack the …Continue reading "Supreme Court Inaction Does Not Deter Sen. Graham’s Efforts to Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. While my family and I are on vacation, we are running some of our favorite NRL News Today stories from the last four months, entries from our “Roe at 40″ series, and an occasional update. It is Friday afternoon, June 20th, the end of what was for pro-lifers a hugely important …Continue reading "“This is not who we are”"
By Dave Andrusko In addition to the usual factual mistakes, the brunt, it seems, of many news accounts of Tuesday’s House vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797) is that (a) the bill is not going anywhere in the Senate, so why bother?; and (b) the bill was brought up merely to …Continue reading "Reflections on House Passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act , Part One"
By Dave Andrusko Granted, sometimes it can be confusing—after all, President Obama is a master of obfuscation—the threat yesterday that the White House would veto the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was utterly predictable. Without rehearsing the long, LONG story of Obama’s history of non-support for legislation that would require that abortion survivors be treated, …Continue reading "Obama threatens to veto Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; Sun will rise in East tomorrow"
By Dave Andrusko Embedded in National Right to Life’s DNA is that NRLC allows the facts to do the talking. Put another way, the nation’s largest single-issue pro-life organization is not prone to exaggeration. So when NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson says the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797) is “the most significant piece …Continue reading "“The most significant piece of pro-life legislation to come before the House since the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in 2007″"
By Dave Andrusko House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is to accuracy and clarity what Planned Parenthood is to the practice of good medicine: zero correlation. Whenever Pelosi is pressed on a tough issue–never more so than on abortion—she blends evasion with misdirection and then unjustly [mis]uses her Catholic faith as a shield when anyone wants …Continue reading "Pelosi’s bizarre defense of late abortion"
By Dave Andrusko One important step at time. As you read in the very thorough and helpful story from National Right to Life, on Tuesday the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice approved nationwide protection for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age. The measure, …Continue reading "An Important first step: House Judiciary Subcommittee approves nationwide protection for pain- capable unborn children"
By Dave Andrusko While there was very insufficient media attention paid to the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, it is also nonetheless true that because of what was learned about his “House of Horrors” the subject of late abortions is more visible than at any time since the struggle to pass the ban on …Continue reading "Rep. Franks: “Protecting pain-capable unborn babies is not a Republican issue or a Democratic issue. It is rather a test of our basic humanity”"
By Dave Andrusko First, a thank you to all those who liked yesterday’s NRL News Today story, “House Judiciary Subcommittee to hold hearing on nationwide ban on late abortions to end Gosnell-style atrocities.” When people click on the “like” button, it typically means they will share the story with some/many of their social network contacts. If …Continue reading "Now is the right time for a nationwide Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"
By Dave Andrusko Can any good come from the horrors of the “Baby Charnel House”—Kermit Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society abortion clinic whose atrocities landed Gosnell in jail for three consecutive life terms? Yes, and for the very same reason the ban on partial-birth abortion eventually became law and was upheld by the United States Supreme …Continue reading "House Judiciary Subcommittee to hold hearing on nationwide ban on late abortions to end Gosnell-style atrocities"