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Say what? Rand Paul: When life begins is a ‘difficult question’

Senator Rand Paul (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore on Flickr)
Senator Rand Paul (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore on Flickr)

Pro-lifers are used to seeing the public pronouncements of Republican politicians vary wildly from awesome to abysmal, but it’s rare to see a single figure embody both ends of the spectrum as dramatically as Rand Paul. Continue reading

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Pro-life Democrats: Presidential candidates must open pro-life dialogue

While many Americans only associate Republicans as pro-life, the truth is, even a large group of Democrats oppose legalized killing.  Democrats for Life of America is calling for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other presidential contenders to  “open the Big Tent of the Democratic Party to pro-life voters, and to support neutrality on the issue of abortion in the Democratic Party Platform.”

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What the 20-week ban on abortion is really about

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 242 to 184 to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was mainly decided along party lines, with one member voting present. Four Republicans and four Democrats, however, broke party rank, and cast ballots contrary to the majority of their colleagues.

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Obama promises to veto bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks

Pro-lifers have reason to celebrate, as the House has finally passed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, with a vote of 242-184. If the bill were to become law, it would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, which is when science has conclusively shown that preborn children are able to feel pain.

The bill passed the House on the anniversary of the conviction of serial murderer and late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Unfortunately, this bill still has an uphill battle ahead of it: President Obama has promised to veto the bill if it passes both houses of Congress.

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BREAKING: House votes to ban abortions in the U.S. after five months

On the anniversary of the conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the U.S. House voted in favor of banning abortions across the country after five months. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed the House on a 242 to 184 vote, and now heads to the Senate.

Lawmakers wrangled with the measure, also known as H.R. 36, in January, which sabotaged a highly anticipated vote on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade; however, the measure was reintroduced for another vote on the anniversary of Gosnell’s conviction. The law would effectively ban abortions in the U.S. after 20 weeks— when children inside of the womb can feel pain.

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BREAKING: House will vote to ban abortions in the U.S. after five months

The U.S. House is poised to vote on a 20-week abortion ban on the two-year anniversary of the conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell, who brutally killed babies born alive as a result of botched abortions, ran a filthy facility dubbed the “House of Horrors.” During trial, witnesses said Gosnell callously joked about the children he butchered outside of the womb, snipping the necks of some with scissors and storing the bodies of others.

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Do you know where the presidential candidates stand on life?

While the next presidential election may be more than a year away, candidates are already declaring, fundraising, and trying to earn votes. With any hope, the right to life will be at the forefront of the campaigns, as candidates communicate to voters where they stand on this issue. Do you know where the candidates stand?

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Oklahoma Governor signs bill requiring 72-hour waiting period for abortion

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law Wednesday a bill that makes Oklahoma the fourth state in the nation to require a 72-hour waiting period prior to having an abortion. The law, House Bill 1409, goes into effect on November 1, though it’s likely to face legal battles from the abortion industry over the next six months.

Joining Missouri, South Dakota, and Utah, the bill seeks to make more information available to women who are considering abortion. Continue reading

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Almost 50 percent of Ohio abortion facilities have shut down since 2011

The number of abortion facilities in Ohio has dropped by almost half since the Buckeye State upped restrictions protecting women and preborn children over the past four years, a review of records by the Associated Press shows. State data reveals that the number of abortion procedures is also declining, as part of a nationwide trend.

Seven abortion providers out of 16 have either closed down mills or curbed abortion services since 2011, while an eighth facility – a Toledo-based abortion center – is currently operating amidst litigation.

Currently, nine abortion facilities remain open in the state.

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Tennessee advances laws aimed to protect women and save lives following Amendment 1 victory

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — This week saw landmark pro-life activity in the Tennessee State Legislature, as two bills were passed overwhelmingly in the House – having previously passed with large majorities in the Senate. Both bills are now on their way to Governor Bill Haslam (R), expected to sign them into law.

These bills will implement informed consent, a 48-hour waiting period (after a woman receives the information), and requiring that abortion facilities performing 50 abortions per year be licensed and inspected by the State Department of Health.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam meets with a local scout troop (Photo: Nick Smith / Flickr)

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Abortion facility inspection amendment falls short in Minnesota Senate

A seemingly common-sense amendment was added to the Minnesota Health and Human Services omnibus bill.

The amendment would require abortion facilities that perform 10 or more abortions each month to be licensed by the state, as well as give the state the authority to perform two inspections a year, with no advance notice given.

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Real feminism embraces life.

Abortion group accidentally admits pregnant women are mothers. See what happens next.

In a recent tweet, NARAL Colorado admitted – perhaps accidentally – that pregnant women are mothers. A mother, of course, has a child. No “potential lives” are involved where mothers are concerned. Instead, we enter the territory of unique, living human beings.

And NARAL Colorado itself has admitted that women with preborn children are indeed mothers. This is self-evident to most people, yet the abortion industry is loathe to admit it.

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