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On a recent “Need to Know” podcast. Mona Charon was discussing the current shifts in partisanship and where NR conservatives fit in. She said something to the effect that some former red team members are joining the blue team, no doubt due to something related to Trump. I’m no fan of Trumps rhetorical vulgarities, though […]

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Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that President Trump will address the March for Life via live feed from the Rose Garden. God bless President Trump. More

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Well, not really — that will never happen. But, according to Russell Shaw, the Supreme Court will be hearing a not dissimilar case (National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra) where the state obliges pro-life pregnancy counseling centers seeking to encourage women not to have abortions to post the following notice:

California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services (including all FDA-approved methods of contraception), prenatal care, and abortion for eligible women. To determine whether you qualify, contact the county social services office at [phone number of the local office].

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THE GOOD NEWS The US Catholic Bishops met yesterday and today in their annual fall assembly. Perhaps the most important outcome of this meeting was the election of the head of the Pro-Life Committee. Giving the keynote address, Archbishop Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the Conference said: More

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Hello, Dear [Pro-Choice] Friends! The US House of Representatives just voted for a nationwide ban on abortions after 20 weeks, with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. It is called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. You can read the text of the bill here.  More

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss President Trump defending some of the people attending the rally in Charlottesville, including those who were at the torch protest, and David explains why he sees Trump’s words as the dream scenario for the alt-right.. They cheer a new law in Texas that prevent insurance companies from requiring Texans to subsidize elective abortions through their own coverage. They are deeply disturbed, however, by a CBS report declaring Iceland has virtually eliminated Down Syndrome through abortion.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate with the pro-life community over the news that a California court is dropping 14 of 15 charges against activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, whose undercover videos show Planned Parenthood illegally selling aborted baby body parts. They also express concern over the FBI’s reluctance to state that the Alexandria shooter was politically motivated. And they discuss reports that German police are raiding homes and interrogating people over controversial social media posts.

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Tomi Lahren — who jumped on the scene with one well-timed rant at One America News Network, then transitioned to a show on The Blaze where her almost always angry, screaming style generates millions of views per video — seemed almost calm when, appearing on “The View,” she made the startling suggestion that because she believes in limited government she is also pro-choice. The video:

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I’m not Catholic by any stretch, but I have plenty to confess. I’ll start small: I’m not familiar with Tomi Lahren to the point where I don’t even know how she pronounces her name. I’ll happily confess as well that I haven’t watched “The View” in decades. But I understand that Lahren managed to tick off […]

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From a 2013 Lifesite News article by Sarah Terzo: [….] Roe v. Wade was based on the rape argument– Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff Jane Roe, claimed that she had been gang-raped and needed an abortion. Years later, she admitted that the rape story was false and was made up in order to garner sympathy for the pro-choice […]

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We’re used to the GOP Congress making headlines for breaking promises to their voters or letting Democrats pick their pockets. So it’s especially satisfying to hear Paul Ryan’s latest detail on the House Republicans’ Obamacare strategy: no more funds for Planned Parenthood.

Republicans plan to strip Planned Parenthood of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding as part of their rapid push to repeal President Obama’s health-care overhaul, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday.

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Recently, The Federalist published an article in which the author sincerely argued that two popular social movements – Black Lives Matter (BLM) and anti-abortion/pro-life activists – pursue a common goal: the respect and preservation life. More

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So, you want to help pregnant women and girls with the information and resources they need to bring a healthy baby into the world? Well, in California, you can do that, but only if you tell these women and girls about free or discount-rate abortions they can get through the state. And only if the pro-life pregnancy care centers also provide the name, address, and phone number to the nearest abortionist.

The most reversed federal appeals circuit Friday upheld AB 775 – a speech coercion law that has less to do with women’s health than with political cronyism – in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Harris

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The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, part of the National Right to Life Committee, promotes the dignity and value of human life from conception to natural death, and works for the right of every child to live. Their Board of Directors voted unanimously in State College this past weekend to give its political action committee’s support to […]

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Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke addressed the Rome Life Forum earlier this year on May 7th on Martyrdom for the Faith in our Times. He spoke to the participants to be a source of encouragement in their commitment to safeguard and promote the inviolable dignity of innocent and defenseless human life, and the integrity of its cradle in […]

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shutterstock_123368323I’m 100 percent pro-life: No exceptions for rape or incest, and opposed to all the research and fertility treatments that involve creating zygotes to be left in freezers or destroyed for testing. But I have to admit, I am ashamed to call myself pro-life.

Part of that shame stems from why I am pro-life. I grew up in a family that was both pro-life and adamantly devoted to the bourgeoise American Dream. Children were a gift from God, to be sure, but they were also a gift that should only be accepted when the circumstances were right; i.e., after one had a college degree, a remunerative career, and was married to productive man after buying a nice house in the suburbs. Having children before that point was to throw away one’s life, and a woman staying at home to raise children was a waste of her education. The night we announced our engagement, I overheard my mother flatly say, “Maybe after she pops out a couple kids she’ll realize college is more important.” Having unplanned children was, I understood, a mark of failure to control passions and failure to control fertility.

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wide-b0827d5e12470eadc96938dbce042ab84879dfeb-s900-c85Imagine a state law that forced Weight Watchers to direct its health-conscious clients to locations where they’d be hard-sold piles of discount bacon. Delicious as Baconalia sounds to me and maybe you, what kind of government would threaten a weight-loss center for merely not promoting the very thing (weight gain) it was created to prevent?

Well, such a state government did pass such a law. And Alliance Defending Freedom is in federal court challenging it. ADF filed a complaint in federal court in October 2015 against the state of California for passing an unconstitutional law that forces pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion. The state law requires licensed medical centers that offer free, pro-life help to pregnant women to direct their patients and clients to state programs that offer free or discounted abortions. The pro-life centers, under the law, even have to give out the phone number for the abortion program!

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“My mother was a smoker,” Chris Christie told a New Hampshire audience in a video that has gone viral. Though she tried everything – gum, patches, hypnosis – nothing worked. When she was diagnosed with cancer, he continued, “No one came to me and said, ‘Don’t treat her ’cause she got what she deserved.’ No one … said, ‘Hey listen, you know your mother was dumb. She started smoking when she was 16. Then after we told her it was bad for her, she kept doing it, so we’re not going to give her chemotherapy, we’re not gonna give her radiation, we’re not going to give her any of that stuff — you know why? Cause she’s getting what she deserves.’ No one said that.”

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In a New York Times article dated October 2nd, 2015, about a young woman who began a Twitter campaign called #ShoutYourAbortion, a woman is quoted as saying “In 1988, a late-term abortion got a teenage me back on track for college, career & motherhood.” A late term abortion is generally defined as one that takes […]

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