The 44th annual National Right to Life Convention kicks off this Thursday in Louisville, Kentucky. The annual gathering of the pro-life grassroots is an energizing three days packed with dynamic speakers, compelling workshops and dozens of exhibits.
The case of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell shocked the entire nation, but it especially stirred the consciences of Pennsylvanians. The case pulled back the curtain on the reality of abortion and the abortion industry. Yet, some politicians refuse to look and heed its lessons. Pennsylvania Democrat Tom Wolf, who is challenging pro-life Gov. Tom Corbett in the 2014 elections, has taken policy positions in his campaign that could re-open the door to future tragedies like those seen in the Gosnell case.
Kentucky Senate candidate Matt Bevin, in a new mailer sent to homes across Kentucky, questions the pro-life convictions of Sen. Mitch McConnell, one of the pro-life movement’s greatest allies in Congress, whom he is running against in the Republican primary.
Hollywood usually has no qualms about showing graphic violence or making films about human tragedies. The most recent Oscar winner for Best Picture was 12 Years a Slave, a film about the brutal history of slavery in the United States. Other nominated films also covered difficult topics, like Dallas Buyers Club, which covered the AIDS crisis.
In the consumer society in which we live, we are constantly looking for the best deal on a product. Companies like Groupon, Scoutmob and Living Social, for example, thrive off our love for a good discount. Businesses use discounts and deals to market their products or services. Is abortion just another product or service to be marketed?
I’m sure you’re as outraged as I am about what happened in West Virginia. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed the Democrat-controlled legislature by historic bipartisan margins. Yet, Gov. Tomblin, who professes to be pro-life, vetoed the bill when it reached his desk.
2014 presents a great opportunity for the pro-life movement. After years of Senate control in the hands of Democrats under the leadership of pro-abortion Senator Harry Reid (D-Nv.), there is a real shot at regaining control. At the helm of this effort is Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky).
Obamacare is moving poll numbers against Democrats and even some of the law’s supporters are beginning to fear the effect it may have on the 2014 midterm elections. However, not all are willing to publicly acknowledge the reality.