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Pro-Life Push to Overturn Roe v. Wade in the Grand Tradition of American Democracy

What’s more democratic: The Supreme Court imposing a controversial abortion right on the entire country or allowing that contentious issue to be debated and ultimately decided by the people through their elected representatives or voter referenda? Read More ›
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WHO Demands Allowing Abortion through Ninth Month

There can no longer be any doubt: The international public-health establishment has gone absolutist on allowing abortion at any time, for any reason, without restrictions of any kind. Read More ›
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Premature newborn  baby girl

Now, a California Bill to Permit Infant Death by Neglect

One blue-state bill that would allow a born baby to be neglected to death might be an anomaly. A second that does that — and perhaps could be interpreted to allow infanticide, also — is a pattern. The cultural Left is blazing new grounds of depravity. Read More ›
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Newborn baby holding mother's hand.

Bioethicist Asks, ‘Does Birth Matter?’ Answers, ‘No’

The core problem with contemporary bioethics is that the movement denies human exceptionalism. In this view, being human is morally irrelevant. What matters are capacities, such as the ability to value one’s life, which make one a “person.” Read More ›
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Pro-choice Planned Parenthood demonstration holding a sign

Texas Heartbeat Law Beats Strongly, Inspires Other States to Follow Suit

The Texas heartbeat law has given tens of thousands of Texas babies a second chance at life. The pro-life movement embraces women in unplanned pregnancies and stands ready to help them. The current situation in Texas gives us a peek into a post-Roe world. Yes, we can love them both and save them both, and we must. Simply put, the (heart)beat goes on. Read More ›
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Discovery Institute Fellow Speaks at the D.C. 40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally

On Monday, October 4, 2021,  Arina Grossu, Fellow with the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism, spoke at the Washington D.C. 40 Days for Life campaign Kickoff Rally, focusing her remarks on how the pro-life movement is seeing the beginning of the end of Roe v. Wade.  Read More ›
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Crying Newborn Cut Umbilical Cord

Brit Baby’s Death Ruled Better Than Small Chance of Living — Again

Readers may recall the Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans cases from the U.K. — in which doctors both wanted to remove life support and prevent the children from being transferred to other hospitals willing to continue care. Because the law in the U.K. permits courts to decide the “best interests” of children in medical extremis, the MDs got their way. Read More ›
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Laurence Tribe Opposes Private Enforcement of Abortion Laws but Okays It for Animal Rights

The Left always howls when the Right adopts its tactics. Take the idea that public policy should be enforced via private citizen civil litigation. Texas just passed such a law about abortion and the political Left is stomping its collective feet. Lefty law professor Laurence Tribe has co-authored a piece in the New York Times to complain. Read More ›
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Vermont state welcome sign

Vermont’s Proposed Reproductive Anarchy Constitutional Amendment

Vermont already has established an absolute statutory right to abortion through the ninth month, and deprives embryos and fetuses of any rights — whether or not in a uterus — which opens the door to their ready use in experimentation and as suppliers of organs for transplant. But that’s not enough, apparently. Proposal 5, passed in the Vermont Legislature in the 2019 session, would open the door to reproductive anarchy. Read More ›
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A Time for Choosing on Roe and the Abortion Regime

The U.S. Supreme Court must reverse Roe v. Wade, writes Ramesh Ponnuru: “[Pro-Lifers] ought to be seeking nothing less than the full overturning of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. We ought to be asking, that is, for a declaration that the Constitution contains no right to abortion, allows legislatures to enact bans on abortion, and does not authorize judicial second-guessing of those bans. … The pro-life movement and Republican politicians should explain that overturning Roe won’t by itself ban abortion. They should make that point because it’s accurate, because it will help prepare pro-lifers for the political battles to come if they succeed in court, and because it will do a little to calm the nerves of those who fear drastic and sudden change in abortion Read More ›