9:39 PM, Nov 30, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Authorities say an abortionist with a history of tax evasion, botched abortions, and unusual disposal of aborted babies has died.
Police found the body of Dr. Joseph Booker Jr., 69, at his home Thursday night after relatives complained they could not reach him. Investigators said Booker suffered a stroke and drowned in his shower in his Madison, Mississippi, home.
Tanya Britten of Pro-Life Mississippi said, “From a Christian perspective, I pray that he repented on the lives that he has taken, and that God is merciful.”
In 1999, Booker served time in prison for tax evasion. Later in the year, police learned that a local resident discovered 36 bags of aborted babies in a storage unit he purchased from Booker in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The new owner said Booker stowed the babies there shortly before going to prison.
For years, Booker performed abortions at Jackson Women's Health Organization (JWHO), the last abortion facility in the state.
Whole thing here.
12:12 PM, Nov 13, 2013 • By FRANCIS P. CANNON
What does Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow loss in the Virginia governor’s race tell us about the future of the GOP?
2:23 PM, Nov 6, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Abortion advocate Wendy Davis has a strange claim. She now says that she's "pro-life," a term usually associated with those who are against abortion.
The Huffington Post reports:
“I am pro-life,” Davis said during a campaign stop at the University of Texas at Brownsville, according to the Valley Morning Star.
Oct 7, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 05 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
When the cops finally raided the now-convicted killer’s house, he wasn’t particularly disturbed by the intrusion. In fact, he warned police not to go in the basement. Eventually, one of them put on a Tyvek jumpsuit and descended downstairs. The basement was mostly empty, but the flea infestation was so bad the officer’s shoes and pants turned black from the swarm that descended on him. The house was cluttered and full of spoiled food, though it contained several expensive appliances, including an autoclave machine, used to sterilize medical instruments.
12:45 PM, Sep 24, 2013 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate and frontrunner in Virginia's gubernatorial race, has been painting his Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli as a crusader on social issues. But McAuliffe has repeatedly refused to answer questions from the press about whether he himself holds extreme positions on the issue of abortion.
America is only 1 of 4 countries to allow abortions post-viability.11:58 AM, Sep 20, 2013 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
It’s easy to become inured to the state of abortion in the United States, but every so often someone sends a shock to the system.
5:41 PM, Aug 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe of Virginia has emailed its supporters likening Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli to failed 2012 Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin.
Democrats embrace late-term abortion at their peril. Aug 5, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 44 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The national limit on late-term abortion passed by the House of Representatives in June is a losing issue for Republicans, according to the conventional wisdom in the press and the Republican donor class. But there are two compelling reasons why the conventional wisdom is wrong.
3:45 PM, Jul 11, 2013 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards held a small rally outside the U.S. Capitol Thursday joined by Minnesota senator Al Franken, Connecticut congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, and a crowd of 200 Planned Parenthood activists. Richards warned that new state and federal bills--including measures establishing late-term abortion limits--pose threats to women's rights.
House bill would leave in place among the most liberal abortion laws in Western world.11:36 AM, Jul 10, 2013 • By JON A. SHIELDS
The American left loves Western European democracies for their cultural sensibilities and for their policies on everything from crime to health care. One policy area where you won’t hear American liberals cite the European example, though, is abortion.
7:55 PM, Jul 2, 2013 • By FRED BARNES
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today agreed to be the lead sponsor of a Senate bill to ban abortion after an unborn child is 20 weeks old. A similar measure passed the House last month and a state version is now being debated in the Texas legislature, where it is likely to be approved.
2:42 PM, Jul 2, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Many Republican insiders continue to push the narrative that the GOP lost in 2012 because of the Hispanic vote and social issues, rather than because a badly broken Republican nomination process produced a candidate who didn’t emphasize Obamacare and didn’t motivate downscale rural white Americans to vote. In light of this ongoing debate, it’s worth revisiting Gallup’s illuminating polling on abortion.
4:58 PM, Jul 1, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
David Freddoso writes:
Imagine a parallel universe in which the media coverage of legislators' recent efforts to pass gun control omitted any reference to last year's slaughter of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS toss softballs to the champion of late-term abortion.3:09 PM, Jul 1, 2013 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Texas state senator Wendy Davis has been on a whirlwind media tour since her filibuster (and a screaming mob) blocked a vote on a bill that would ban most abortions during the final four months of pregnancy and improve safety standards at abortion facilities.