By Dave Andrusko It was late in the evening when I learned that Nellie Gray, Esq., founder of the March for Life, had died at 88 years of age. Like every other member of the National Right to Life staff, I mourn the passing of a woman who seemed indestructible. My most vivid memory of …Continue reading "Nellie Gray: Rest in Peace"
By Dave Andrusko Friday’s stories are the final NRL News Today posts of 2011, and I couldn’t encapsulate these past twelve months better than the headline on a Washington Post article that ran yesterday: “2011: The year of the abortion restrictions.” This particular story, written by Sarah Kliff, does not mention the latest “restriction”: on …Continue reading "2011: A Year of Tremendous Progress by the Right to Life Movement"
By Joleigh Little After years of hearing the (absolutely false to the point of absurdity) claim that the right-to-life movement is dominated by men, I’m going to do something that might be considered a little odd. I’m going to focus on men. Before I do that, let me tell you that in my 26 years …Continue reading "The Indispensable Role of Men in the Right to Life Movement"
By Dave Andrusko Late one night at the office finishing up some last minute work, I got a call from an old friend. It was a delightful opportunity to share thoughts about family and friends and professions. In terms of dollars and cents, he is a far richer man than I am. But you would …Continue reading "Building Pro-Life “Cathedrals”"
By Dave Andrusko Pro-abortionists across the nation have angrily accused pro-lifers of legislatively “pushing the envelope.” We’ve been accused of promoting patently anti-constitutional laws, which is reason enough to know we have struck a nerve. There is irony galore here. Pro-abortionists have undertaken a multitude of initiatives to increase the number of abortions, including the …Continue reading "”Pushing the Envelope” Good Strategy, Very Much Legally Defensible"
By Dave Andrusko The story that has the dubious distinction of being today’s last-in-the-hopper is based on a column that a friend forwarded to me about ten minutes ago. But just because it is the final item does not take away from its importance. The headline, obviously, is very appealing: “Five Signs the Pro-Life Cause …Continue reading "Five Signs the Pro-Life Movement is Winning"
By Dave Andrusko Even though it’s a day late, I want to say that I hope that you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. As the father of four children, I know that setting aside one day a year to say “thanks” hardly does justice to all that moms do for their families, but at least …Continue reading "Choosing Life"
By Dave Andrusko Okay, I grant you that at first blush “Moonwalking with Einstein” would seem to offer precious little that pro-lifers could use—even assuming the reader knew what the heck I was talking about. Actually it’s the title to a new book by Joshua Foer. As he explained in a Q& A with Miriam …Continue reading "The Power of Determination Baptized with Imagination"
By Joleigh Little, Region Coordinator and Teens for Life Director, Wisconsin Right to Life It was my congressman and his wife who got me thinking. Pro-life youth are always on my heart and never far from my mind. But the reality of who they could be when they grow up and all the good they …Continue reading "Train Up a Child: The Most Effective Way to Win in the Fight for Life"
By Dave Andrusko Okay, I’m not about to poke fun at self-described “pre-Roe or ‘menopausal militia’ leaders” who are trying to convince themselves that younger feminists are worthy of having the “torch” passed to them. When I have time I’m trying to figure out what lines of argument they are using on themselves to persuade …Continue reading "“Generation Roe” and “Generation Now”: What Was it you were saying?"
By Dave Andrusko Last Monday National Right to Life announced that Carol Tobias is our new President (www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/04/carol-tobias-elected-national-right-to-life-president). Many of us pro-life veterans have been friends with Carol for well over twenty years, so we know that National Right to Life’s eighth President since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision will do a wonderful job …Continue reading "New NRLC President Talks about Annual NRLC Convention in Jacksonville, Florida"
By Darlene Hart Have you told the kids yet about this year’s NRLC convention in Jacksonville? You know you can’t take them all the way to Florida without stopping by to see Mickey? Did you attend the convention back in ’98? We were right there in Orlando then. Well this time we are only 3 …Continue reading "WHAT ARE YOU DOING AFTER THE CONVENTION?"