By Dave Andrusko For four decades National Right to Life has been at the eye of the abortion hurricane, acting as the calm, disciplined center of pro-life politics, education, and legislation. That was never more on display than twelve years ago tomorrow when, on April 18, 2007, the United States Supreme Court upheld the federal …Continue reading "Twelve years ago tomorrow the Supreme Court upheld the historic ban on Partial-Birth Abortion"
By Sarah Terzo Former pro-choice activist Barbara Curtis wrote: “Twenty–seven years ago, nine black-robed men handed feminists a triumph…. How about it, sisters? Especially those of you who rode the crest of the second wave [feminism] with me: Did you ever dream that this was where we were headed? Did you ever dream we would …Continue reading "Former pro-choicer denounces partial-birth abortion"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was a startling moment–a candidate standing on the Presidential debate stage, defending a long-outlawed practice in which a baby is partly delivered, then killed. The gruesome practice of partial-birth abortion has been illegal in this country for nine years–ever since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the …Continue reading "The Back to the Future Moment in Campaign 2016 as Clinton voices strong support for banned partial-birth abortions"
By Dave Andrusko As you would expect from a first-rate journalist, Fox News’ Chris Wallace held the candidates’ feet to the fire in last night’s third and final presidential debate. From the pro-life perspective, it was particularly useful that Wallace said he would “drill down” on the question of the Supreme Court “because the next …Continue reading "Clinton affirms support for partial-birth abortion, abortions up until just before birth"
Many politicians – and others – are afraid to discuss abortion. That’s a big mistake. Take vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence’s debate performance on Tuesday. He won, and part of the reason was the way he handled abortion. No clichés, just compassion. No bumper sticker phrases, just facts. Let me quote Gov. Pence from …Continue reading "Pence exposes Clinton/Kaine abortion extremism"
Editor’s note: 2016 is the 40th anniversary of the “Hyde Amendment,” named for pro-life champion the late Rep. Henry Hyde, conservatively credited with saving the lives over a million people. First enacted in 1976, the Hyde Amendment is a provision attached to the annual appropriations bill that covers many federal health programs (including Medicaid), which …Continue reading "“Widening the circle of inclusion and protection,” except for the unborn"
By Lauren Enriquez Ten years ago, the abortion movement experienced the only march in its history that ever paralleled Washington, D.C.’s annual pro-life March for Life. Apparently, something about ripping little people apart limb from limb just doesn’t get that many Americans fired up enough to travel to the nation’s capital during its beautiful …Continue reading "Remembering that one time people marched for abortion a decade ago"
Editor’s note: I could think of no better way to end our year-long “Roe at 40” than with something from that great pro-life champion, the late Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Il.) The following are remarks delivered by Rep. Hyde to the House of Representatives in 1998 just prior to House consideration of pro-abortion President Clinton’s …Continue reading "Partial-Birth Abortion, the Almost-Born Baby, and a “Special Loneliness”"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. This post ran a few months ago and received such positive attention that it seemed appropriate to run it again today. Much attention has rightly gone to the horrible practices of convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell, who aborted babies alive, stabbed them …Continue reading "There is no such thing as a “humane” late abortion…"
By Dave Andrusko This story from the April 2007 issue of National Right to Life News, is part of a year-long “Roe at 40” series in which we are reprinting some of the best stories and editorials from NRL News. If you are not a subscriber to the “pro-life newspaper of record,” please call us …Continue reading "Judge Richard Conway Casey: RIP"
By Dave Andrusko Thank you to all who wrote so kindly about my four posts that addressed last Thursday’s hearing held by the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Judiciary Committee on H.R. 3803, the “District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” For those few who might not know, H.R. 3803 would ban …Continue reading "A D&E illustration—an image impossible to forget"