By Dave Andrusko As anticipated, the Florida Senate today joined the Florida House in overwhelming supporting a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion. Friday’s 26-13 Senate vote in favor of HB 633 came after about an hour of debate. The Florida House passed the bill Wednesday on a vote of 77-41. The debate …Continue reading "Florida Senate joins House in passing 24-hour waiting period, bill headed to Governor’s desk"
“The purpose of this legislation is to recognize and codify that women and girls deserve all available facts and information in order to make a careful and fully informed decision and to provide them the time that is necessary to make that decision.” By Brian Harris, President, Tennessee Right to Life Editor’s note. This alert …Continue reading "Key Pro-Life Protections Continue Progress This Week In Tennessee Legislature"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This ran on January 22, the 43rd anniversary of the noxious Roe v. Wade decision. Each year, right around the annual March for Life, the Knights of Columbus releases the results of a poll on abortion conducted for the KOC by the highly respected The Marist Institute for Public Opinion. …Continue reading "Knights of Columbus poll finds that large majorities in support of pro-life legislation and believe abortion is morally wrong"
In the past week we’ve seen overwhelming votes in state legislatures to: 1) ban abortions when an unborn baby is developed enough to feel pain; and 2) ban dismemberment abortions. It’s tragic the Supreme Court won’t let us pass laws that protect the lives of everyunborn baby. But that’s the reality in 2015. So we’re passing laws that willsave …Continue reading "Breakthrough pro-life laws approaching critical stage"
By Dave Andrusko There have been so many interruptions—all accomplishing important goals—that I have not had a chance to finish a brief submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by 69 pro-life Texas elected officials. But I’ve gotten far enough to be reminded of some truths that all of us, …Continue reading "Texas legislators brilliantly defend the need for abortionists to have admitting privileges, and for abortion facilities to meet ASC standards"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A national group that tracks legislation recently claimed that Pennsylvania is losing ground, as far as the fight for life is concerned. Thankfully for Pennsylvanians, this is actually NOT the case. Pennsylvania has made incredible progress in defending innocent human life in the past three years. …Continue reading "Pennsylvania Remains a Leader in the Fight for Life"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Kansans for Life Legislative Director A snarky taunt hurled at pro-lifers through the years has been, “If you are against abortion, just don’t have one!” With the Guttmacher Institute study concluding that abortions are at a 30-year low, as well as a lower national abortion rate and ratio, it appears that …Continue reading "Pro-life laws do reduce abortion"
By Dave Andrusko This falls under the familiar category–that elections have consequences. In a conference call with reporters last week NARAL Virginia Executive Director Tarina Keene targeted a law passed but never fully implemented that required an ultrasound prior to a woman having an abortion so that she has the opportunity to look at …Continue reading "NARAL Virginia Targets pro-life laws passed in 2012"
By Dave Andrusko Yesterday a few hours after it was issued, we attempted to place in context the quasi-hysterical report issued by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute (“Guttmacher bemoans avalanche of pro-life legislation, misses entirely the reasons why”). You can read the report for yourself by clicking here. Since yesterday afternoon, there has been a …Continue reading "Further reflections the day after pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute‘s gloomy report is issued"
By Ingrid Duran, Senior State Legislative Analyst In 2013 pro-lifers witnessed the second inauguration of an extremely pro-abortion President and as the year unfolded read detailed accounts of the horrendous practices of abortionist Kermit Gosnell who was eventually convicted of three counts of first-degree murder. With this—and so much more—as background and motivation, pro-lifers …Continue reading "Pro-lifers extremely active at state level in 2013"
By Dave Andrusko I was literally just watching a clip from “Up with Steve [Kornack],” a typical MSNBC agit-prop program, when the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute issued a report titled, “More State Abortion Restrictions Were Enacted in 2011–2013 Than in the Entire Previous Decade.” That came a few hours after I viewed a portion of …Continue reading "Guttmacher bemoans avalanche of pro-life legislation, misses entirely the reasons why"
By Maria Gallagher, legislative director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It may not make the list of top stories of 2013, but Pennsylvania continues to be a beacon of light in the cultural darkness created by Roe v. Wade. Here’s just a sample of the legislative victories that have made the Keystone State a champion in …Continue reading "Pennsylvania Remains a National Leader in the Fight for Life!"