Abortion Articles

Jeb Bush Changes His Mind About Abortion Attack on Rubio

11:37 AM, Feb 07, 2016
When Bush said in November that he didn't "think anybody should be critical of someone who’s pro-life," perhaps he simply forgot to add the words "until the Iowa caucuses are over." Read more

Christie Makes Another Donation to Planned Parenthood

Jeb Bush's super PAC chips in too.
9:50 AM, Feb 05, 2016

On Thursday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie attacked Florida senator Marco Rubio from the left on the issue of abortion.

"He's made it very clear that — on the issue of pro-life, Marco Rubio is not for an exception for rape, incest or life of the mother," Christie said on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "Now, you know, I think that's the kind of position that New Hampshire voters would be really concerned about."

"I am pro-life, but I believe that rape, incest and life of the mother, as Ronald Reagan did, should be exceptions to that rule," Christie added.

Christie made two claims that are flatly false. First, Rubio has always said that he supports an exception when the life of the mother is endangered.

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President of Oregon Right to Life Fired From Job for Pro-Life Beliefs

3:03 PM, Jan 28, 2016

Harmony Daws was recently appointed president of the Oregon Right to Life board of directors. She works at a cleaning business in Portland, and informed her boss of her new position. Her boss did not take it well:

After that conversation, her boss came to her again and told her to never mention her pro-life work. Harmony agreed, mentioning that it had only come up in their conversation as friends, having worked together for four years. Her employer was cold and distant for the following week and a half. Then last Friday, she fired Harmony for "discrimination" and for Harmony's beliefs that she saw online, apparently including her blog and the ORTL website.

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Grand Jury Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists, Clears Planned Parenthood (Update)

Texas Gov. Says State Investigation Will Continue
7:11 AM, Jan 26, 2016
A Houston grand jury investigating undercover videos of Planned Parenthood issued a surprise decision Monday, indicting the founder of the organization behind the footage and another anti-abortion activist. Read more

Trump Publishes Op-Ed Critical of Roe v. Wade, Doesn't Say If It Should Be Overturned

12:45 PM, Jan 23, 2016

In December, Donald Trump ducked a question about whether he would seek to appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade in order to allow legislators to pass laws protecting the lives of human beings who haven't been born yet. "You're gonna need a lot of Supreme Court justices, but we're gonna be looking at that very, very carefully," Trump said. Yesterday, Iowa senator Joni Ernst called on Republican candidates tell voters where they stand on the issue, and this morning Donald Trump published an op-ed at the Washington Examiner titled "My vision for a culture of life."

Trump's op-ed has some sharply critical words about Roe v.

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Federal Court Rules Utah Can Cut Off Funds to Planned Parenthood

5:01 PM, Dec 22, 2015

A federal judge has ruled that the state of Utah can cut off funds to Planned Parenthood, reversing an earlier decision requiring the state to keep funding the abortion provider.

Utah cut off funds to Planned Parenthood after undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress showed the organization negotiating to sell tissue from aborted fetuses. Planned Parenthood later revised its policy to stop receiving reimbursements for fetal tissue in the wake of the release of the videos.

Planned Parenthood sued Utah for cutting off state funds, resulting in a temporary restraining order to keep funding the organization on the grounds that abortion is a constitutional right. Tuesday's ruling by U.S.

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Jeb Bush Super PAC Attacks Rubio as Unelectably Pro-Life

2:05 PM, Nov 10, 2015

The New York Times reports that the "cash-rich group aiding 

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Jeb Donor: 'Stay Classy' and Don't Go After Marco

12:49 PM, Nov 10, 2015

The super PAC supporting former Florida governor Jeb Bush for president told the New York Times that it plans on using its resources to hit Florida senator Marco Rubio over his pro-life record as well as missed votes in the Senate.

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A New Baby Parts Scandal

Life imitates Soviet disinformation.
Nov 02, 2015

The continuing controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of tissue and organs from aborted fetuses for research is eerily reminiscent of a Soviet disinformation campaign during the 1980s that accused the United States of kidnapping and killing babies and children in the Third World in order to sell their organs.

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The Supreme Court’s Fetal Tissue Market

3:00 PM, Oct 26, 2015

The buying and selling of fetal body parts—a longtime problem highlighted by the July release of an undercover video of the medical Director of Planned Parenthood—has ignited a political uproar.

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CNN's Chris Cuomo Botches Abortion Report, Helps Spread Misinformation

2:59 PM, Sep 30, 2015

The controversy over Carly Fiorina's comments at the last GOP debate about seeing a video of an aborted fetus with its legs kicking is still raging. Earlier today, David Daleiden, the journalist behind the Center for Medical Progress's undercover Planned Parenthood investigation that produced the video Fiorina was describing, went on CNN to discuss the matter. 

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How Not to Make Planned Parenthood Squirm

8:00 AM, Sep 30, 2015

At the beginning of a five-hour committee hearing on Tuesday with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards as the sole witness, Chairman Jason Chaffetz made a surprising announcement. The Utah congressman and oversight committee chairman said he wouldn't focus on the undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting and selling the organs and tissue of aborted babies to biotech companies.

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North Dakota's Senator Heitkamp Won't Explain Flip-Flop on Late-Term Abortion

12:48 PM, Sep 23, 2015

When running for Senate in 2012, Democrat Heidi Heitkamp portrayed herself as something of a moderate on the issue of abortion, saying: "I do not support public funding of abortions, and believe that late term abortions should be illegal except when necessary to save the life of the mother."

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Senate Dems Filibuster Bill to Protect Premature Infants from Late-Term Abortion

11:40 AM, Sep 22, 2015

Senate Democrats blocked House-passed legislation on Tuesday that would prohibit almost all abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy, a point when human infants can feel pain and 

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Video: Hillary Clinton Opposes Any Legal Limits on Abortion, Even in the Ninth Month of Pregnancy

Will the media fact-check her bogus defense of late-term abortion?
12:46 PM, Sep 21, 2015

Hillary Clinton Opposes Late-Term Abortion Ban, Once Supported It

6:56 AM, Sep 21, 2015

Yesterday on Face the Nation, Hillary Clinton said she opposed federal bans on late-term abortions, as such abortions take place because of "medical necessity." The question from John Dickerson was specifically in reference to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which does include the protections about which Clinton is concerned, and then some. 

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Our Utilitarian Medical Elite

Bioethics and Planned Parenthood.
Sep 21, 2015

Jeffrey Drazen, the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, recently penned a scathing editorial about Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of fetal tissues. No, Drazen and his two coauthors (one a volunteer for Planned Parenthood) didn’t criticize the abortionists for killing fetuses in a “less crunchy manner” to obtain intact organs.

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Carly Fiorina, The Anti-Hillary

12:30 AM, Sep 17, 2015

Over at the Free Beacon, our old colleague Matthew Continetti is already up with his thoughts about the debate. He's reached the conclusion that "debates basically serve to propel second-tier candidates to the top. That’s what happened with Ben Carson last time.

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Reid Won't Say If There Should be Any Limits on Abortion

3:55 PM, Sep 16, 2015

As Republicans in the Senate bring forward a bill next week that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation—when babies are capable of feeling pain and can survive outside the womb—Senate minority leader Harry Reid declined to say whether he supports any limits on abortion during any moment of pregnancy. The Nevada Democrat has characterized himself as pro-life in the past, having stated his opposition to Roe v.

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New Planned Parenthood Video: Sometimes Intact Fetuses 'Just Fell Out'

10:01 AM, Sep 01, 2015

The Center for Medical Progress is out with another horrifying video exposing Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting the organs from aborted fetuses for money. One of the people that appears in this latest video is Cate Dyer, the CEO of StemExpress, whose sister was the health policy advisor for Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner until very recently.

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Jeb Hits Trump for 'Liberal Views'

7:08 AM, Sep 01, 2015

Jeb Bush has said Donald Trump "should be treated like the frontrunner" for the Republican nomination. On Tuesday, the Bush campaign continues to do just that with a short web video aimed squarely at the leading GOP contender's past "liberal" views on taxes, health care, and abortion as well as Trump's friendship with Hillary Clinton.

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StemExpress Website Drops References to 'Financial Profits' for Tissue Harvesting

7:00 AM, Aug 31, 2015

StemExpress is the bio-medical company featured in a number of the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress in connection with its Planned Parenthood exposé on fetal organ and tissue harvesting. StemExpress made several changes to its website last week, some cosmetic but others more substantial.

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Democrats Launch Attack on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

6:45 AM, Aug 28, 2015

In apparent retaliation for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's statements critical of Planned Parenthood, the Democratic party has launched an attack on crisis pregnancy centers.

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Politico & NYT Fail to Mention Report Exonerating Planned Parenthood Produced By Democratic Opposition Research Firm

11:22 AM, Aug 27, 2015

If you want a good idea of how much water the media is willing to carry for Planned Parenthood, go ahead and check out this Politico story. It seems Planned Parenthood commissioned a "forensic report" to analyze the undercover videos that have got the organization in trouble for harvesting and selling fetal organs, and leaked it to Politico.

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Hillary Likens GOP to 'Some of the Terrorist Groups'

11:04 AM, Aug 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton compared Republican views on federal funding for abortion and elective contraception to the views of terrorists. Speaking in Cleveland Thursday, Clinton criticized Republicans who want to limit federal funding for abortions as wanting to deny "access to health care."

"Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world, but it's a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be president of the United States," said Clinton. Watch the video below:

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Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Buyer Laughs About Shipping Severed Heads

12:02 PM, Aug 25, 2015

The latest undercover Planned Parenthood video is an interview with Cate Dyer, CEO of an organization called StemExpress that buys aborted baby body parts from Planned Parenthood and sells them to researchers. 

There are no graphic images in the video, but Dyer's comments about shipping the severed intact "calvarium" or skull of an aborted baby are bonechilling.

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Kasich: Roe v. Wade 'Law of the Land' (Updated)

1:37 PM, Aug 20, 2015

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich told a voter in New Hampshire Wednesday that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States is the "law of the land."

"I would like to ask whether you can respect the Roe versus Wade decision, and I ask because as a lifelong libertarian, I'm looking for a candidate to support who is both a fiscal conservative and not a threat to a woman's right to control her own body," said a voter at a town hall event in Salem, New Hampshire.

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Carrying Water for Planned Parenthood

Aug 17, 2015

The New York Times may still be known as the “paper of ­record,” but the paper’s unresponsiveness in correcting the record is not something that is going to burnish its reputation. On July 20, the Times published a story about the first of a ­recent spate of undercover videos showing ­affiliates of abortion provider Planned Parenthood unethically and possibly illegally negotiating the sale of fetal parts to medical researchers. The videos are produced by a pro-life activist group, the Center for Medical Progress.

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