Abortion Articles


Colorado Senate: What's Missing from Cory Gardner's Counterattack

9:30 AM, Sep 05, 2014

For months, Senate candidate Cory Gardner has been attacked as an extremist on the issues of abortion and Obamacare's contraception mandate. His response has been to disavow his support for a 2010 personhood amendment in Colorado and to support over-the-counter access to birth control. But a few Colorado social conservatives believe that the Republican congressman is missing an opportunity to push back against the real extremism of his Democratic opponent, incumbent senator Mark Udall.

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Politician Talks Up Her Abortion on Campaign Trail

6:15 AM, Jul 08, 2014

Lucy Flores is the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Nevada. And as Benjy Sarlin reports for MSNBC, she's known in part for taking an unconventional approach to abortion--she talks openly about her own decision to have an abortion at the age of 16.

Here's how she first brought up her abortion, according to Sarlin:

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Podcast: SCOTUS Going Back to Basics

Hosted by Michael Graham.
2:50 PM, Jun 26, 2014

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with frequent contributor Adam White on today's Supreme Court rulings.

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Udall Ad: Gardner Wants to Ban Birth Control

Not exactly.
7:01 AM, Jun 18, 2014

Democratic senator Mark Udall of Colorado appears in a new TV ad targeting Republican congressman Cory Gardner for his opponent's "beyond troubling" record on birth control and abortion. "Because this really matters, it's important you hear this directly from me," says the Colorado Democrat at the beginning of the 30-second spot. "My opponent, Congressman Gardner, led a crusade that would make birth control illegal, sponsored a bill to make abortion a felony, even in cases of rape and incest."

The ad features images of women and a young girl. Watch it below:

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Endangered Species

The demise of the pro-life Democrat.
Apr 28, 2014

Kristen Day has just sent an email thanking a Democratic state representative in Michigan for supporting a bill banning abortion funding in Obamacare. He’s grateful for her note—she’s only the second person to thank him. “It’s a really lonely road, to be a pro-life Democrat,” she remarks.

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The Next Governor of Texas?

On the campaign trail with Greg Abbott
Apr 14, 2014

Edinburg, Texas

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The Gosnell Movie: 'America's Biggest Serial Killer'

12:38 PM, Mar 31, 2014

Three crusading filmmakers intent on doing stories that no one else will touch have moved on from a truth-telling documentary about natural-gas extraction to a planned TV movie about the man they’ve dubbed “America’s worst serial killer.” By the looks of it, plenty of people want the movie to be made.

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'GOP Lawmaker Principle'

10:10 AM, Mar 25, 2014

It’s being called the “GOP Lawmaker Principle.” Here’s how it works:

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Satan and the AP

Mar 24, 2014

Liberal media bias is such a fact of life The Scrapbook can’t get exercised about it every day. But there are two subjects in the news a lot in which the fourth estate’s inability to play fair is never less than appalling: Senator Ted Cruz and abortion. Last week, the Associated Press tried to cover both at the same time, and the results were spectacular. Here is the opening paragraph of Philip Elliott’s dispatch: 

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Barnard College Announces Planned Parenthood President as Commencement Speaker

12:19 PM, Mar 11, 2014

On May 18, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will be Barnard College's commencement speaker and will receive the Barnard medal of distinction, the college’s highest honor.

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A Rebel With a Cause

4:04 PM, Mar 06, 2014

Gimme Shelter, the movie starring Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser, and Anne Dowd, is a straightforward and unpretentious film about an unmarried pregnant teenage girl who chooses to have her baby rather than an abortion.

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Cuomo’s Place

Feb 03, 2014

At the 1992 Democratic National Convention, the pro-life Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, Robert Casey, was barred from speaking. The message was if you are pro-life, you have no place in the Democratic party.

The new attitude of the Democratic party, at least as represented by New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, is if you are pro-life, you have no place in a blue state.

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House Votes to Expand Ban on Federal Funding of Abortion

9:31 AM, Jan 29, 2014

The House voted Tuesday night to pass Congressman Chris Smith’s (R-N.J.) No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which expands bans on federal funding of abortions and requires that the Obamacare insurance exchanges clearly describe which plans cover abortion.

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Special Report Panel on March for Life

8:00 AM, Jan 23, 2014

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

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Brit Hume Reflects on the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

8:20 PM, Jan 22, 2014

Following today's annual March For Life in Washington, D.C., Fox News's Brit Hume appeared on Special Report this evening and delivered some stirring remarks about the ongoing travesty of legalized abortion:

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To Mark Abortion Decision, Obama Touts 'Freedom and Opportunities to Fulfill Their Dreams'

11:03 AM, Jan 22, 2014

In a statement marking the controversial Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade, President Obama says that "this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams."

Here's the president's full statement: 

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Make Pro-Abortion Extremists Play Defense

10:01 AM, Jan 22, 2014

In 2012, Democrats ran a well-coordinated campaign to demonize and distort pro-life candidates as anti-woman misogynists hell-bent on taking away birth control. The Republican response to this line of attack consisted mostly of pivoting away to focus on “jobs” and the “economy.” With rare exceptions, instead of responding, GOP candidates were unwilling to answer the attacks head-on.

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Report: 'Abortionist Who Kept 36 Bags of Aborted Babies in Storage Unit Found Dead'

9:39 PM, Nov 30, 2013

Lifesitenews.com reports:

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.

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What Cuccinelli’s Loss Tells Us About 2014

12:12 PM, Nov 13, 2013

What does Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow loss in the Virginia governor’s race tell us about the future of the GOP?

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If Wendy Davis Is ‘Pro-Life,’ I Am ‘Pro-Choice’

7:21 PM, Nov 06, 2013

In a bid to confuse and/or deliberately mislead voters in her native Texas, gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced today that she is “pro-life.”

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Abortion Advocate Wendy Davis: 'I Am Pro-Life'

2:23 PM, Nov 06, 2013

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.

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Kermit Gosnell Revisited

Oct 07, 2013

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.

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Terry McAuliffe Won't Say If He Supports Taxpayer-Funded, Late-Term Abortions

11:45 AM, Sep 24, 2013

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.

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Abortion Nation

America is only 1 of 4 countries to allow abortions post-viability.
10:58 AM, Sep 20, 2013

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.

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McAuliffe Fundraising Email: Cuccinelli is 'Virginia's Todd Akin'

4:41 PM, Aug 19, 2013

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.

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Wendy Davis: 'I don't know what happened in the Gosnell case'

Texas state senator says women who support limit on late-term abortion 'don't really understand' the issue.
3:03 PM, Aug 05, 2013

Texas state senator Wendy Davis spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Monday afternoon, talking about her 13-hour filibuster of a bill limiting late-term abortion and establishing higher safety standards at abortion clinics.

Following the speech, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked Davis to explain the difference between the late-term abortions Davis wants to keep legal and killings for which Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was charged with murder.

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A Viable Political Strategy?

Democrats embrace late-term abortion at their peril.
Aug 05, 2013

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.

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Cecile Richards Can't Explain Difference Between Gosnell Killings and Elective Late-Term Abortions

2:45 PM, Jul 11, 2013

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.

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When Is a Ban on Abortions ‘Extreme’?

House bill would leave in place among the most liberal abortion laws in Western world.
10:36 AM, Jul 10, 2013

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.

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Rubio to Introduce Senate Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

6:55 PM, Jul 02, 2013

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.

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