Prospects for Defunding Planned Parenthood Have Improved
For decades, defunding Planned Parenthood has been the Mt. Everest of conservative public-policy ventures. High, serene, and bitterly cold, the abortion giant has repelled all attempts to reduce, much less eliminate, its massive federal funding. Adept at controversy, skilled at ...
Trending Toward Life: Roe v. Wade at 41
Two primary facts emerge from a new analysis of state legislation regarding abortion over the past three years. First, elections matter. Second, 41 years on from Roe v. Wade, a majority of states, where a majority of U.S. women live, ...
Sebelius's Abortion Dodge
Where to begin? Appearing today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the subject of her agency’s botched health-care website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said “I don’t know” when asked if she could promise ...
Obamacare Exchanges and Abortion: Still Opaque in Week Two
One small sliver of light in the adoption of Obamacare with respect to elective abortion was the provision of the law that required each state to sponsor at least one multi-state plan (MSP) that does not have such coverage. As ...
The Banality (and Bipartisanship) of Evil
Over the past three weeks, the horrific information first revealed in a 2011 grand-jury report made its way (partway at least) into the public conversation through the murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. The depravity of which human beings are capable ...
Time for a Reprieve for Baby Girls
The House of Representatives has just voted 246–168 in favor of H.R. 3541, Representative Trent Franks’s bill to ban sex-selection abortions in the United States. While the margin supporting the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act was nearly 80-members strong, the bill did ...
Still Looking for a Gift?
The BBC video catalog offers a treasure trove of great adaptations of English fiction (and quite a few that have not aged well in either style or production quality), but one that was marvelous when released and still looks and ...
Holding the Hoosier State Hostage
If consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, the Obama administration must be thronged with elves. For the second time this year, the Obama health-plex is staking an entire government funding stream on the retention of full subsidies for Planned ...
Obama Bows Out on the Defense of Marriage Act
Attorney General Eric Holder today sent his own version of a “Dear John” letter to the Speaker of the House, informing him that President Obama’s Justice Department is abandoning its legal defense of part of the Defense of Marriage ...
Working for 20-Week Abortion Laws: In the Spirit of Abe Lincoln and Ed Meese
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court chose not to review a case challenging an Arizona law restricting abortion after 20 weeks, which means a Ninth Circuit ruling striking down the law remains in place.
Pro-life activists working for 20-week abortion laws ...
Abortion in the Obamacare Exchanges
December 1 has come and gone with fresh assurances from the Obama administration that the federal exchange website, HealthCare.gov, will work for approximately 80 percent of its visitors. A review of the website, and the state of the health-care plans offered ...
The Golden State's Disassembly Line
Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to sign a bill allowing non-physicians to perform a class of surgical abortions is being hailed by pro-choice forces as an advance for women’s health. Despite resistance from pro-life physicians and, for a time, ...
How Obamacare Will Subsidize Abortion
With all the attention focused on Ted Cruz’s attempt to defund Obamacare in the continuing resolution, some of the law’s parade of horribles are momentarily out of view. Come October 1, those horribles will resume their onward march as ...
Our Empathy-Incapable Politics about Late-Term Abortion
“What are your feelings, when you kill so huge a creature — when you take so vast a life?”
“Why, I feel a richer man,” said Allen laughing: then, after a moment, “No, but I see what you mean, and I ...
Madonna will alter her halftime lyrics and sing “Tebow, don’t preach.” Fans ignore, Giants by 4.
(More predictions here.)
Margaret Sanger and the War on Compassion
‘The movement she started will grow to be, a hundred years from now, the most influential of all time in controlling man’s destiny on earth.”
The famed novelist H. G. Wells once praised a prominent woman thus. Such a ...
An Especially Timely National Day of Prayer
This year our National Day of Prayer is particularly well timed, since it will dawn four days after a heroic team of Navy SEALs rid the world of master terrorist Osama bin Laden. As it turns out, the White House ...
[email protected]: Celebrating Notre Dame in the Rose Garden
Writing for President Reagan for eight years was the formative experience of my time in Washington. It began in my 20s and ended shortly after I’d aged just enough to be eligible for the office of the man I’...