Conversations about racial disparities allow us to refine our national character, but one disparity has been met with almost absolute silence: the impact of abortion on minority communities. By Friday, a federal judge is expected to decide whether pro-life advocates can break that silence.
Nebraska state Senator Megan Hunt has introduced a bill to allow non-physicians to commit abortions. Hunt hasn’t been shy about prioritizing her friends at Planned Parenthood. The abortion behemoth, in turn, regularly praises Hunt in social media posts like this, this, this, and this. Hunt’s latest stunt, Legislative Bill 276, would ensure that women are even more endangered from undergoing abortion in the state of Nebraska than they already are, following in the footsteps of states like California and now Hawaii that also prioritize Planned Parenthood’s needs over women’s safety.
Abortion activists like to take their chance in court when it comes to forcing their agenda further. In 2019, the Kansas Supreme Court found a “right” to abortion in the Kansas state Constitution. The ruling has since stymied efforts to protect preborn children ever since, necessitating the Value Them Both Amendment to make the truth explicit: There is no right to abortion found in the Kansas state Constitution. The Amendment that was under consideration provided a second chance for a ballot initiative that would give voters in 2022 the chance to decide whether Kansas legislators can protect preborn Kansans through state law. And with one vote to spare, the Amendment now will go before the voters in August 2022.
Students for Life of America released a new poll, a project of the organization’s Institute for Pro-Life Advancement, evaluating how the newest voters, Millennials and Gen Z (ages 18-34), view some of the cutting-edge policy discussions most timely in the debate over abortion.
A contentious election with its razor-thin victory margins leaves the country without a mandate for radical change on all kinds of issues, abortion included.
A powerhouse coalition of more than 40 pro-family and pro-life leaders joined a letter written by Students for Life Action calling on U.S. Senators to VOTE NO on the confirmation of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS.)
Outside the U.S. Supreme Court during the contentious confirmation process for now Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Students for Life and SFLAction activists kept vigil dressed in judges’ robes in stark contrast to the self-proclaimed ladies of the fictional “Handmaid’s Tale.”
All across America, video of activists attacking statues plays on a loop while some political leaders voice their support for removing all reminders of people whose personal histories put them in a negative light. In asking for the U.S. Capitol to be cleansed of Confederate statues, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said they must go because their efforts were “to achieve such a plainly racist end.” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on NBC’s “Today” show that removing statues is a “healthy expression” of priorities and values.
Looking at certain polls, Roe v. Wade with its companion case Doe v. Bolton seems to have broad public support. For example, an NPR, PBS Newshour, Marist poll concluded that 3 out of 4 Americans want Roe to remain in place, something that is being debated this month as the Supreme Court has another opportunity to allow states like Louisiana to keep health and safety standards in place, protecting women who go to an abortion vendor. But the problem with that kind of math is that people also support all kinds of abortion regulation. What many don’t understand is that support for limiting abortion equals support for getting rid of Roe, returning the issue of the abortion to the states where voters would have a voice and a vote on abortion policy.