Kevin McCullough and Denise Harley, of Alliance Defending Freedom, talk about the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision in Louisiana that dealt another blow to the pro-life movement. Justice Roberts, who has never voted against an abortion law, was the deciding vote.Read More »
Last week we saw history made as President Trump addressed the annual March for Life in person.
Yes: Previous pro-life presidents had communicated support and had spoken to the March for Life in different forms—whether by letter, video, or by sending the vice president.
But not one had showed up in person.
And that’s the point:
It’s no small thing that the president of the United States showed up in person at the March for Life.
Previous presidents had considered the political calculus a bit too risky—wanting to keep a little bit of distance between themselves and the pro-life movement—especially this event.
The fact that this president added to his pro-life record his appearance at the March for Life is epic for the cause of life.
The precedent that has been set is worth highlighting as well: Future pro-life presidents will now be expected to show up at the March for Life.
That, too, is really important for the cause of life.Read More »
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
Those words—familiar to many—come from the 139th Psalm in the Bible.
In poetic language, we learn here that the Creator gives life to every person. Our personhood does not awake at our birth; a child in the womb is a child. Yet since Roe V. Wade made abortion legal today in 1973, Americans have broadly rejected this vision. We have embraced abortion and have killed well over 60 million babies in the womb. Truly, the blood of our children cries out from the earth.
Thankfully, in our time we are seeing major pro-life gains. Several pro-life Supreme Court justices have been appointed by President Trump, and younger generations poll strongly pro-life.
Whether you’re motivated by religious conviction or common recognition of human dignity, let us keep fighting for life.
Nothing is more precious than a baby.Read More »
What does exposing the truth cost you? In the case of pro-life activist David Daleiden, it will cost $870,000.
Recently a California jury ruled that Daleiden’s undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts caused substantial harm to the organization. Many will remember that Daleiden caught numerous Planned Parenthood workers on camera talking about the sale of baby parts from aborted children. His undercover work could be compared to what we’ve from 60 Minutes over the years. And he’s paid a heavy price.
His videos have shown the horrible nature of the abortion industry. Planned Parenthood is just not in the business of health care. The organization enables the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of unborn babies and is the foremost representative of our anti-human culture of death.
Daleiden is in the crosshairs now. But time—and hopefully the courts—will ultimately vindicate him.Read More »
USA Today trumpeted the good news about abortion with a big frontpage headline, proclaiming: “Abortion Rate at Its Lowest Rate Since Roe.” New figures from the Allen Guttmacher Institute show that the number of abortions continued to trend sharply downward—representing just half the number tabulated in 1990, despite population growth of some 80 million!
Yes, this reflects more women using birth control effectively, but it also reveals the influence of the pro-life movement in its efforts to discourage abortion and to save as many babies as possible. Whatever your political or religious affiliation, nearly everybody acknowledges that a sharp decline in abortions is great news. So why do Democrats persist in pushing policies to encourage more abortions—including taxpayer funding? That question exposes the lack of logic in what has become the increasingly strident, pro-abortion position of the American left.Read More »
The big news coming out of the Supreme Court on abortion had as much or more to do with a decision that they let stand as much as the decision that they overturned.
The Court decided not to take up the question on appeal of an Indiana law that made abortion illegal if it were sought merely for reasons of sex selection or disability.
We should pay very close attention to the brilliant concurring opinion of Justice Thomas.
He made very clear that this issue will be back.
In his words, “The Court’s decision to allow further percolation should not be interpreted as agreement with the decisions. Enshrining a constitutional right to an abortion based solely on the race, sex, or disability of an unborn child, would constitutionalize the views of the 20th-century eugenics movement.”
In other words, Justice Thomas said, “The issue will come back to the court. It must come back to the court.”Read More »
The intensity of the abortion debate in the United States has reached a new level as Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, has signed a bill banning virtually all abortion in the state.
The overwhelming national response indicates that we have now reached a new moment in America’s conflict between the powerful forces for abortion and powerful forces against abortion.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the map of America when you look at the question of abortion reflects an intensity and a polarization hauntingly like the map of the United States before the Civil War.
In recent decades, the pro-life movement has sought to chip away the logic of Roe v. Wade. There’s no “chipping away” here: Alabama’s move is a direct challenge to Roe.
One way or another, the issue of abortion may well be before the Supreme Court, and very soon.Read More »