1:54 PM, Jan 25, 2012 • By THERESA CIVANTOS
Photographer Zachary Foreman took these photos of March for Life on Monday, January 23, 2012:
4:29 PM, Jan 24, 2012 • By THERESA CIVANTOS
They were touring the Capitol, enjoying the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall, pushing strollers around the monuments, singing, and holding yellow balloons in mitten-clad hands. They were everywhere. They were March for Life participants, visiting Washington, D.C. on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision to protest the legalization of abortion--and they are getting younger and more vocal each year.
1:22 AM, Jan 20, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
In tonight’s debate, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum both questioned whether Mitt Romney actually governed in a pro-life fashion, even after his public conversion on abortion. Both claimed that Romney’s health care law increased access to taxpayer-subsidized abortion. Romney denied any culpability, replying, “That was done by the courts.” Fortunately, PolitiFact has looked into this matter on more than one occasion.
9:32 AM, Nov 5, 2011 • By THERESA CIVANTOS
On November 8, the citizens of Mississippi will vote on a controversial amendment that would define every human being as a person from the moment of conception. The measure, known officially as Proposition 26, is one of six personhood amendments proposed for addition to state constitutions around the country.
Proposition 26 will appear on a statewide ballot after passing successfully through the Mississippi Supreme Court in September. If the measure is voted in, an amendment will be added to the Mississippi constitution that will state in part:
The unheralded gains of the pro-life movementNov 7, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 08 • By FRED BARNES
Opponents of abortion are rarely interviewed on television these days. “It’s much harder to get on TV than it used to be,” says Charmaine Yoest, who heads Americans United for Life. Bookers of guests for news shows tell her, “We don’t want to talk about abortion. We’re tired of it.”
1:52 PM, Jun 3, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Ralph Reed, organizer of the Faith and Freedom Conference, introduced former Utah governor Jon Huntsman this morning as "a good conservative and a great friend." Huntsman, who previously served as President Obama's ambassador to China, said he would speak on two topics--"life and liberty." He used his address today to highlight the adoption of his daughter Gracie Mei, his pro-life record in Utah, and the experience of Chinese dissidents.
Notre Dame drops trespassing charges against pro-lifers.May 30, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 35 • By JOSEPH BOTTUM
Early this month came the news that Notre Dame has agreed, at last, to drop the trespassing charges it had been pressing against the protesters who marched on its campus two years ago. The pro-life protesters. At a Catholic school.
Not quite.8:18 AM, Feb 17, 2011 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
The tween fans of Justin Bieber might want most to know if the 16-year-old Canadian singing sensation is really -- and disappointingly -- dating an older woman, 18-year-old Disney star Selena Gomez. But Rolling Stone digs deep, as writer Vanessa Grigoriadis tries to discover what political philosophy might be lurking under that famous mop of hair.
The abortionist’s house of horrors.Feb 7, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 20 • By JOSEPH BOTTUM
Dr. Gosnell was a little befuddled at his arraignment on January 20. Indicted for eight murders, the Philadelphia abortionist told the court that he understood the first count, a charge of third-degree murder for the death of a woman on whom he had operated. He didn’t understand, however, the seven other counts—the first-degree charges for the deaths of seven babies delivered alive and then killed in his clinic.
6:45 PM, Apr 7, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List has launched a $150,000 radio and phone campaign targeting Bart Stupak and four other other self-proclaimed pro-life Democrats who voted for the abortion-funding health care bill.
You can listen to the ad here. Transcript:
“It was the ultimate betrayal.
“Congressman Bark Stupak told us he was pro-life. Stupak promised us he would protect the unborn. That he would stand firm…and lead the coalition to keep abortion funding out of the health care bill.
“But Bart Stupak betrayed us…and voted to spend federal dollars – our dollars - on abortions. He should be ashamed.
“…Tell Bart Stupak we will not forget.”
The pro-life campaign against the Stupak Democrats comes as reports emerge that Stupak is considering retirement, and a Tea Party group cuts its own ad targeting Stupak.
It was all just hot air. 1:27 PM, Mar 22, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Everyone, and I mean everyone, agrees that the executive order on abortion Bart Stupak got President Obama to sign is a sham--a fig leaf not worth the paper it's printed on.
So why did Stupak sell out his pro-life principles?
2:33 PM, Mar 20, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
There are reports that Bart Stupak and other pro-life Democrats are meeting with Nancy Pelosi. Speaker Pelosi has said that they are discussing a compromise that would use an executive order to allay the concerns of pro-life Democrats. The National Right to Life Committee just put out a release explaining that an executive order cannot fix the abortion related problems in the health care bill:
NRLC's March 19 letter to the House of Representatives, summarizing the seven major pro-abortion components in H.R. 3590, is posted here.
It should be noted that all of the problems listed in the NRLC letter -- with the possible exception of no. 5 (pro-abortion administrative mandates) -- would be created by and controlled by the proposed statutory language of H.R. 3590. If the bill is signed into law, these statutory requirements and defects are not subject to correction or nullification by the chief executive or his appointees, whether by Executive Order, regulation, or otherwise. Lawmakers will be responsible for the law that they vote for, and cannot hide behind hollow assurances from the President.
Prof. Robert Destro, a professor of law and former dean of the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, and an expert on abortion-related litigation, today sent Congressman Stupak an illuminating letter regarding whether the $7 billion in funds directly appropriated for Community Health Centers, in the Senate health bill (H.R. 3590), could be or would be spent for abortions. We have posted the letter here.