Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards addressed the DNC Tuesday night; but she wasn’t the only one to take the stage this week to promote abortion.
Just as she did in 2012, Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards spoke at the Democratic Party Convention on Tuesday night.
Richards focused on the historic nomination of Hillary Clinton. The abortion chain broke precedence to endorse Clinton during the primary season. “This isn’t just about electing the first woman president, it’s about electing this woman president,” Richards emphasized.
This week, Hillary Clinton announced that she had chosen Tim Kaine as her running mate. The choice was immediately cheered by the abortion industry, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America. Kaine once considered himself to be a pro-life Democrat, but has since done a 180 on the issue. And while he still claims to be “personally opposed” to abortion, he has a 100% voting record with NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
Apparently, for pro-abortion extremists, that isn’t good enough.
While the abortion industry has applauded Clinton’s choice, activists have expressed skepticism and outright anger.
After much speculation, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has picked Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate.
As Live Action News previously reported, the speculation about Kaine drew hesitation from abortion groups because Kaine was once considered a pro-life Democrat who has said he’s personally opposed to abortion. He has since earned a 100 percent rating from the abortion industry, however, and is the sponsor of a bill which would overturn all pro-life laws on the books.
Now that Kaine is the confirmed pick, Planned Parenthood and NARAL are leaving behind any past hesitation they may have had.
After a year of one of the most unconventional presidential primaries in American history, billionaire and political newcomer Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States last night.
During his remarks, he made a promise of particular relevance to the pro-life movement…
On Friday morning, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump officially confirmed that he had chosen Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) as his running mate. And the reaction from both pro-lifers and abortion supporters was instantaneous.
A draft adopted by the Republican Party Platform Committee recognizes the “fundamental right to life” for the preborn, as well as defunding Planned Parenthood.
Now that the Planned Parenthood endorsed Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee, there is talk about her running mate pick.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) has a perfect voting record in the Senate from NARAL Pro-Choice (which has also endorsed Clinton) and Planned Parenthood. That doesn’t seem to be enough, however, for some. Politico recently reported on “Tim Kaine’s abortion predicament,” less than a week after Politico Magazine published “The Left’s Beef with Tim Kaine.”
While the U.S. House of Representatives managed to pass a Zika relief plan without funding Planned Parenthood, abortion advocates in the U.S. Senate have rejected the relief plan, for that very reason.
This week, the Supreme Court made a huge ruling in the abortion battle, overturning the Texas law that required abortion facilities to be held to the same regulations as other ambulatory surgical centers, and for abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges. The pro-abortion media celebrated the ruling, calling it a victory for “women’s rights.” Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, was quick to respond with an op-ed cheering the ruling on her website, as well as sending out a victory message on Twitter:
SCOTUS’s decision is a victory for women in Texas and across America. Safe abortion should be a right—not just on paper, but in reality. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 27, 2016
But Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has yet to chime in. There is nothing from Trump about the ruling on the official campaign website, his Twitter account, or on his Facebook page. There is a statement from Trump’s Executive Evangelical Advisory Board, but it was underwhelming at best, only reiterating Trump’s promise to appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.
Planned Parenthood is mobilizing to get their pro-abortion allies elected, thanks to $20 million, but also thanks to a glowing feature from pro-abortion media like ThinkProgress.
As for Planned Parenthood’s stake in the election, ThinkProgress begins reporting by noting how the abortion giant views this election season as a “war,” and is “building… an army of pro-choice advocates trained in how to win political campaigns.”
Planned Parenthood also told ThinkProgress that a recent training session “is just one part of what… will be the most expensive electoral effort in its 100-year history.” Cecile Richards, president and CEO of the abortion chain, said, with added emphasis, “that her organization plans to spend at least $20 million to help win key Senate races and the presidency this November.”
On Wednesday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released a list of eleven potential Supreme Court nominees he considers “representative of the kind of constitutional principles I value.”
Trump has also promised, “I won’t go beyond the list, and I’m going to let people know. Because some people say maybe I’ll appoint a liberal judge. I’m not appointing a liberal judge.” Continue reading
(Texas Right to Life) Good news for Pro-Life and preborn Texans comes from the Republican Party of Texas Convention being held in Dallas last week. The Party has taken a hard line on Pro-Life issues for 2016, including adopting language favoring a Dismemberment Abortion Ban – a bill passed by five other states and a measure Texas Right to Life considers a Legislative Priority for the upcoming legislative session. Pro-Life delegates to the convention showed considerable support for the measure by voting for this specific plank in a convention general session Friday evening. 90% of the voting delegates voted to add the Dismemberment Abortion Ban plank in the Party’s 2016 Platform. Convention attendees also showed their support by signing a petition for the Texas Legislature to pursue codification of a law protecting the preborn in the next Texas Legislative Session. As well, Texans are showing support for the protection of tiny Texans from dismemberment abortion on social media with the hash tag #DismemberRoe.
As we discussed on Saturday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has made some preliminary moves to satisfy pro-life skeptics that they should vote for him. But how strong is his case, and how far does he have to go?