By Dave Andrusko We were as surprised as anyone when pro-life Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today that he was resigning from the House at the end of October. He has represented Ohio’s eighth congressional district with distinction since 1990. NRL President Carol Tobias said, “Speaker John Boehner has been a dedicated ally …Continue reading "NRLC Thanks Speaker John Boehner for His Pro-Life Leadership"
By Dave Andrusko The headline is that Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives this morning re-elected pro-abortion Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) as minority leader. She was elected without opposition, by voice vote. It’s not quite that simple, however. Previously Pelosi explained to the Washington Post why she should retain her leadership position. “I’m the …Continue reading "Democrats retain pro-abortion Nancy Pelosi as House Minority Leader"
By Mark Finkelstein Let the record show that at 7:17 AM ET on November 15, 2013, a leading member of the MSM [Mainstream Media] flatly declared that a leading Republican was “right” in rejecting an Obama proposal, and what’s more, that “the White House knows it.” That MSM equivalent of Haley’s Comet transpired on today’s …Continue reading "Chuck Todd: ‘Boehner’s Right And The White House Knows It’"
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 Chinese pro-life human rights activist Chen Guangcheng met yesterday with Congressional leaders, expressing doubts that the investigation the Chinese government promised into the abuses he and his family had suffered in China had even begun and renewed concern about the fate of his nephew. After a harrowing journey that included four years …Continue reading "Chen Guangcheng, who exposed China’s policy of forced abortions, meets with Congressional leaders"
Editor’s note. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement regarding an Associated Press report filed Wednesday on the circumstances surrounding Chen Guangcheng’s release from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where he fled after escaping imprisonment for his opposition to his government’s brutal ‘one child’ policy and other abuses. “Like millions of other Americans, …Continue reading "Speaker Boehner Says U.S. Responsible for ensuring Chen Guangcheng’s Safety"
By Dave Andrusko A brief item as we finish National Right to Life News Today for Thursday. Planned Parenthood is using POLITICO (as it often does) to float a trial balloon: woe to pro-life Republicans running for President who dare to question whether PPFA ought to continue to receive hundreds of millions of dollars of …Continue reading "PPFA Inadvertently Exposes Weakness of its Position Among the Public"
By Dave Andrusko “ Opponents of abortion in Congress are nothing if not persistent.” Jessica Arons–director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress (a nonprofit organization with very close ties to the Obama White House)–writing in today edition of The Hill newspaper. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ National Right to Life’s statement on …Continue reading "Congratulations to 251 Members of the House of Representatives"