By Dave Andrusko What sets the teeth of the New York Times editorial board to grinding is passage of pro-life legislation. Judging by a quasi-coherent rant in yesterday’s newspaper “The Texas law is part of the surge of anti-abortion measures — in the guise of health and safety protections or based on a scientifically …Continue reading "Battling more nimbly and harder on all fronts is the formula to protect pro-life gains and make new ones"
By Dave Andrusko In the latest round of an already-extended legal battle, a three-judge panel will hear a challenge today to portions of a 2013 pro-life measure enacted in Texas. Last November a differently constituted three-judge panel of the same 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reinstated most of the portions …Continue reading "Appeals Court to hear pro-abortion challenge to Texas law today"
By Dave Andrusko Three days after U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel struck down portions of Texas’s pro-life HB 2, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit yesterday reinstated most of the stricken provisions. The key portion of the bill Judge Yeakel overturned required that abortionists have admitting privileges to …Continue reading "Federal Appeals Panel Reinstates most of Texas’ HB2 which had been struck down Monday by District Judge"
By Dave Andrusko As this is being written, attorneys for the state of Texas and pro-abortion litigants are scheduled to be providing final arguments on a request by the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, and the American Civil Liberties Union for a preliminary injunction against two provisions of Texas multi-pronged HB 2 that are …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists’ request for a preliminary injunction against parts of Texas’ omnibus pro-life law enters third day"
By Dave Andrusko No better way to end the week’s editions of National Right to Life News Today than with a withering critique of pro-abortion icon Texas state Senator Wendy Davis. The author of this devastating piece (devastating both because it exposes how little Davis knows about late abortions/abortion clinics and what lapdogs most reporters …Continue reading "Wendy Davis’s insulting comment about women"
By Dave Andrusko Although it’s only been a week since the Texas Senate passed HB 2, like an avalanche picking up momentum, the tale that pro-abortionists spin of a dystopian future grows darker and darker, more and more ominous, and less and less connected to reality. They are not reacting well to a succession of …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists’ post-HB2 imaginings grow wilder by the day"
By Dave Andrusko I know via email, IMs, and tweets that countless pro-lifers followed the dramatic vote last Friday in the Texas Senate that secured a victory for unborn children and their mothers. Through the incredible debate, which took place in spite of pro-abortion attempts to sink HB 2 in chaos, National Right to Life …Continue reading "Just how far will pro-abortionists go? A look back at the battle in Texas"
By Dave Andrusko “The Social Network Behind Wendy Davis” ran yesterday at the American Prospect. The author is Allison Fine described as “the author of the awarding winning Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age” and a Senior Fellow at a New York-based think tank. Fine outlines what she describes as an unusually friction-free …Continue reading "A behind the scenes look at the mob that descended on Austin two weeks ago"
By Dave Andrusko The full Texas state Senate is on schedule to hear HB2 Friday afternoon, following 6-3 approval today by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Less than two weeks ago an eleventh-hour filibuster and an out-of-control crowd in the Senate gallery prevented passage of the measure in a special session called by …Continue reading "Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee Approves HB2, full Senate Vote Scheduled for Friday"
By Dave Andrusko The headline for the photo essay in the Washington Post today is “Abortion fight in complicated political terrain” and is comprised of photos of some of the key players in the fight over Texas’ HB2 along with pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators. Taking five minutes to view these photos is very much worth …Continue reading "A revealing photo essay tells us a lot about who came to Austin, Texas to fight for and against HB2"
By Dave Andrusko Should Texas pass HB2—it’s already successfully negotiated unfriendly fire in the House and it’s now on to the Senate—the Lone Star state would be the tenth to enact a law to protect children who medical science shows can feel pain when aborted. This is not to minimize or brush aside potential problems …Continue reading "The importance of Texas’ HB2"
By Dave Andrusko National Right to Life understood the importance—substantive and symbolic—of the fight in Austin, Texas, that has garnered worldwide headlines. That’s why NRLC send five people—one employee, three interns, and a volunteer—on an exhausting 30-hour bus trip in order to arrive at the state Capitol in time to help pass HB2. Their job? …Continue reading "National Right to Life in Austin, Texas: Helping Texas RTL to pass HB2"