Abortion Articles

Kermit Gosnell in Pink Sneakers

3:58 PM, Jul 01, 2013

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.

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20 Questions for Wendy Davis

CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS toss softballs to the champion of late-term abortion.
2:09 PM, Jul 01, 2013

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.

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Pro-Abortion Democrats

1:41 PM, Jun 26, 2013

Mollie Hemingway writes

Last night, reporters were very excited to tweet extensively about an abortion filibuster going on in Texas.

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Pelosi Stops Talking About Abortion

4:30 PM, Jun 20, 2013

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi ripped Republicans for not spending enough money on food stamps"They're taking food out of the mouths of babies," Pelosi said of her Republican colleagues following the defeat of the farm bill in a floor vote.

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Podcast: Pelosi's Puzzling Response

Hosted by Michael Graham.
3:45 PM, Jun 13, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer John McCormack on House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's puzzling response to his question about abortion at her press conference today.

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The War on Science

House Democrat falsely claims babies born at 20 weeks aren't 'viable.'
10:45 AM, Jun 06, 2013

The House Subcommittee on the Constitution held a mark-up hearing this week on a bill that would ban abortions during the final four months of pregnancy with exceptions for when the life and physical health of the mother is at risk. To the “millions of women who value their personal autonomy,” said Rep.

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Gosnell Seeps into the News

The abortionist the media wanted to ignore is convicted of murder.
May 27, 2013

By most accounts, Kermit Gosnell seemed stunned last week when a jury found him guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in what seemed to have been his routine killings of newborn babies at his abortion clinic in Philadelphia; he thought he was doing his job. Abortion is legal and is a much-touted right. The president recently lavished praise on Planned Parenthood, a lobbyist for which had testified to Florida legislators in March that an infant born alive in the course of an abortion might be left to die anyhow. 

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Congress to Consider National Anti-Infanticide Bill

Bill would generally prohibit abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy.
6:15 PM, May 17, 2013

Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced Friday afternoon that he will introduce a bill that would ban abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy (20 weeks after conception) nationwide--with exceptions for when the life or physical health of the mother is at risk.

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Reid on Gosnell: We Need 'Clean and Sterile' Late-Term Abortion Clinics

3:07 PM, May 14, 2013


At a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Senate majority leader Harry Reid blamed laws restricting abortion and pro-lifers who picket abortion clinics for pushing women to the clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted Monday for murdering three infants.

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Cuccinelli: 'I'll Be On Your Side'

Plus, Democrats hit on abortion.
7:09 AM, May 14, 2013

Ahead of his official nomination this week as the GOP's candidate for governor of Virginia, state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli has a new ad outlining part of the Republican's economic plan.

"I have a plan to make Virginia an engine for job growth," Cuccinelli says in the 30-second spot. "It starts with ending tax loopholes and putting an end to special interest giveaways." He touts his proposal to lower tax rates for small business owners and middle-class families.

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Gosnell Guilty

2:23 PM, May 13, 2013

Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty. The AP reports:


PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Pa. #abortion doctor found #guilty of killing 3 babies born alive, acquitted in 4th baby's death.

— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) May 13, 2013

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Against Infanticide

May 13, 2013

The massacre of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, last December rightly sparked a national conversation about policies that might be enacted to prevent such atrocities in the future. But where is the national conversation in response to the massacre of innocents carried out in Philadelphia by Kermit Gosnell?

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Video: LeRoy Carhart Says He'll Perform "Purely Elective" Abortion on Healthy, Viable Baby in Maryland

11:27 AM, May 08, 2013

LeRoy Carhart is something of a rockstar among late-term abortionists. The two Supreme Court decisions on partial-birth abortion decisions bear his name: Stenberg v. Carhart, which overturned the state of Nebraska's ban in 2000, and Gonzales v. Carhart, which upheld the federal ban in 2007.

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The Narrow-Mindedness of the Abortion Lobby

10:21 AM, May 06, 2013

Kirsten Powers, writing at the Daily Beast, says the Kermit Gosnell case has revealed the abortion rights community has become blind to the horrors of late-term abortion:

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Did Pennsylvania Democrat Allyson Schwartz Send Women to Gosnell's House of Horrors?

7:00 AM, May 03, 2013

Allyson Schwartz, the Democratic suburban Philadelphia congresswoman running for governor, was the director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center, an affiliate of Planned Parenthood, from 1975 to 1988. Her time there coincided with the formative years of abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s infamous career.

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Shirtless Abortion Supporters Protest ‘Offensive,’ ‘Harassing’ Pro-Life Group

Threaten lawsuit against university.
10:51 AM, May 02, 2013

After the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) student government failed to silence the campus pro-life group, a newly formed pro-choice organization intends to target those students with harassment charges—while taking off their shirts in protest.

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Revisit the Born-Alive Act

9:05 AM, Apr 30, 2013

It must be one of those inversions of this age of the media that the issues raised by the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia have faded into the background, while the main attention has been drawn to the screening of this story by the liberal media. But even more curious has been screening that has taken place within the conservative media: Dr.

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Undercover Video: Abortion Doctor Says He'd Let Born-Alive Infants Choke to Death

5:15 PM, Apr 29, 2013

A new investigative video shows a Washington, D.C.-based abortion doctor admitting that if a baby is born alive in his clinic after a failed abortion attempt he would let the baby suffocate on fluid in the child's throat or lungs.

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Barbarism in Philadelphia

The crimes of Kermit Gosnell
Apr 29, 2013

Obama: Those Against Abortion Want Return to 1950s

10:51 AM, Apr 26, 2013

President Obama said that those who oppose abortion want to return to the 1950s:

"So the fact is, after decades of progress, there are still those who want to turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century," said Obama. "And they've been involved in an orchestrated and historic effort to roll back basic rights when it comes to women's health."

Obama made the remarks to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America.

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Obama to Largest Abortion Provider: 'God Bless You'

"Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you."
10:36 AM, Apr 26, 2013

President Obama ended his address to the largest abortion provider in the U.S., Planned Parenthood, by saying, "God bless you."

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Special Report Panel on Obama and Planned Parenthood

6:21 AM, Apr 26, 2013

Steve Hayes, with A.B. Stoddard and Charles Krauthammer, the other night on Fox News:

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Kass on the Gosnell Trial

6:47 AM, Apr 22, 2013

Leon Kass shared with the Wall Street Journal his thoughts on the Kermit Gosnell trial:

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Podcast: Pro-Choice Advocates Try to Blame Gosnell Horrors On Pro-Lifers

Hosted by Michael Graham
9:54 AM, Apr 18, 2013

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with Michael Warren on his piece, "On Gosnell, Pro-Choicers Blame Pro-Lifers." Hosted by Michael Graham.

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Obama: 'I Can't Comment' on Gosnell Baby Murder Trial

8:10 AM, Apr 17, 2013

President Obama was asked about the Kermit Gosnell trial in an interview that aired this morning:

"Have you been watching the Gosnell trial? It's a Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of gruesome crimes. Are you following it, and do you think it animates a larger debate about abortion in this country?"

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On Gosnell, Pro-Choicers Blame Pro-Lifers

1:02 PM, Apr 16, 2013

The problem with Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist on trial for killing a mother and at least seven infants born alive after botched abortions, is that the government has too many anti-abortion regulations and not enough public funds for providing abortions to poor women. That’s according to the participants on a conference call hosted by RH Reality Check, a news and commentary website focused on “reproductive & sexual health and justice.” 

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Paul Ryan to Pro-Life Group: 'Good Legislation Will Help Us Change Hearts and Minds'

8:01 PM, Apr 11, 2013

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:

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The Gosnell Scandal

12:01 PM, Apr 10, 2013

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell is on trial in Philadelphia for killing a female patient and using scissors to cut the spines of fetuses that were aborted alive. According to the grand jury report, he killed “hundreds” of living fetuses. It was his “standard business practice.” Mysteriously, Gosnell kept fetal feet in jars, perhaps as mementos.

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