After Wendy Davis rose to near stardom when she staged an 11-hour filibuster to block a pro-life bill in the Texas Senate, the Texas Democratic Party tried to use her candidacy in the Texas gubernatorial election to rebuild party infrastructure that had dissipated during their nearly-two-decades-long absence from statewide office. She was subsequently held up as a new paradigm of a supposed abortion consensus though it was apparent that she stood in direct opposition to the actual consensus of the people of Texas.
My boss (National Right to Life Convention Director Jacki Ragan) and I just got back from a trip to the lovely city of Louisville, Kentucky. We were there to work on the final details of the upcoming National Right to Life Convention. The Convention will be held in Louisville this summer June 26 to 28.
Police in Pleasant Grove, Utah, discovered over the weekend the bodies of seven dead infants in cardboard boxes, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. All seven of these babies were allegedly killed soon after being born by their own mother, a 39-year-old woman who has now been placed under arrest.
I understand that forming a sound argument in favor of abortion is inherently difficult. Twitter's 140-character constraint only compounds this difficulty. So I should be forgiving of pro-aborts and their itchy Twitter fingers, but some inane tweets deserve parsing. And, in fairness, the tweet was addressed to National Right to Life.
A recent MSNBC blog post caught my eye when it stated that a recent California law that allows non-physicians to perform first-trimester abortions was doing more to prevent more Kermit Gosnells than pro-life measures being passed in other parts of the country.
A group of scientists at the University of Helsinki has published findings in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that show that children are capable of learning and retaining information much earlier than previously believed possible – before even being born!
Earlier this week, online magazine The Nation published a story blissfully anticipating (on the basis of some highly questionable premises) a time when the District of Columbia would be allowed to fund abortions for low-income women.
Washington, D.C., resident Shavonnte Taylor wasn't due to give birth for more than two weeks, but her baby boy wasn't going to wait another moment. A little after 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning in a dark and likely crowded L'Enfant Metro rail station next to a broken escalator, she and at least a dozen bystanders witnessed the miracle of birth.
I just returned from the 2013 National Right to Life Convention in Dallas, Texas, followed by a week-long visit with my family in my hometown of Laredo, Texas. Needless to say, the topics of Gov. Rick Perry's second special session and pro-life legislation were inescapable.