3:54 PM, Sep 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The National Right to Life Committee, which typically endorses pro-life incumbents, has endorsed Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell for reelection in 2014. WDRB.com has the story:
It's a big endorsement for McConnell but, so far, social issues have taken a back seat in the race. In fact, this is the first time abortion has been raised as an issue in the campaign, and a big reason may be your wallet.
"On behalf of the National Right to Life Committee, I'm very proud and honored to announce the National Right to Life endorsement of Sen. Mitch McConnell for re-election," said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life at a Louisville news conference.
In endorsing McConnell, National Right to Life pointed to his long-time pro-life record. "When someone has been there for you, and in the trenches fighting for you, that's when we're going to come back and say we're with you as well," said Tobias.
Both McConnell and his primary challenger Matt Bevin are pro-life.
McConnell appears to be earning support from other social conservatives as well. Last month, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee endorsed McConnell over Bevin, his challenger in the GOP primary.
9:01 PM, Apr 11, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, the Republican party's 2012 vice presidential nominee, delivered the following address at Thursday night's Susan B. Anthony List gala:
3:25 PM, Sep 6, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The most interesting moments during yesterday's presidential forum in South Carolina came when the Republican candidates grappled with a thorny question about the United States constitution and human rights. One of the questioners, Professor Robert George of Princeton, wanted to know whether the candidates would, as president, refuse to abide by the Supreme Court's rulings that have declared a constitutional right to abortion and support federal legislation to protect the right to life of unborn children.
4:43 PM, May 4, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The House of Representatives voted today on the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," which bans direct federal funding of elective abortions and federal funding of insurance policies that cover elective abortions, such as policies that will be offered by Obamacare's exchanges in a few short years. The final tally was 251 to 175. Sixteen Democrats broke from their party to vote in favor of the bill. There weren't any Republicans who voted "no."
The campaign to defund the country's largest abortion provider advances.1:31 PM, Apr 13, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
One storyline to emerge from the 2011 budget deal is that social conservatives were really the ones who lost.
2:09 PM, Jan 20, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Republican Chris Smith of New Jersey and Democrat Dan Lipinski of Illinois have introduced H.R. 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act"--a bill to ensure, well, that there is no taxpayer funding of abortion through Obamacare or any other federal program.
8:59 PM, Oct 14, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
National Democrats have given up on Ohio Representative Steve Driehaus's reelection campaign, but the race took an interesting turn today when the Ohio Elections Commission agreed to allow Driehaus's case against a pro-life group, the Susan B. Anthony List, to proceed.
The governor talks to reporters in D.C.4:08 PM, Jun 8, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Mitch Daniels told THE WEEKLY STANDARD's Andy Ferguson that the next president "would have to call a truce on the so-called social issues. We’re going to just have to agree to get along for a little while,” until economic issues are resolved.
11:54 AM, May 14, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
From Americans United for Life:
Kagan has contributed financially to the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF), an organization whose goal, in its own words, is “to increase women’s access to…reproductive health services and block attempts to limit reproductive rights…and to give every woman access to…abortion services….” Kagan “listed membership in” NPWF in a questionnaire she submitted in connection with her judicial nomination in 1999.
Politico has reported on Kagan's donations to Democratic candidates: