Sunday, July 21, 2013

National Right to Life News This Week 7/21/2013

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Gov. Perry signs HB 2, Congratulations to Texas Right to Life for a job incredibly well done

Pro-life Texas Governor Rick Perry surrounded by pro-lifers after signing HB2.
By Dave Andrusko The next best thing to being in Texas for the signing of House Bill 2 into law this morning was to read the delightful tweets and enjoy the photos of pro-life women and men assembled to cheer

Planned Parenthood exaggerates impact of abortion clinic regulations to raise money

By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today has written on a number of occasions about why various Planned Parenthood clinics have closed. In light of slew of dire pro-abortion warnings that recent pro-life legislation will close massive numbers of abortion clinics

Reflections from a National Right to Life Academy Student

Academy students in the classroom.
Photo credit: Karen Cross
By Megan McCrum, Director, National Right to Life Academy We are in full swing of our five-week-long National Right to Life Academy program for college students. The course is undeniably top caliber in its academic rigor.

Evading the question: what is the moral difference between what Kermit Gosnell did and what takes place in a “late” abortion?

PPFA President Cecile Richards
By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today paid a great deal of attention last week to Texas’ HB 2, which among other important provisions would provide protection for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks

Dear Jezebel: Real friends don’t count chromosomes

By Laura Nicholson According to the Washington Times, there was a couple planning to abort their child diagnosed with Down syndrome. A priest made a deal with the couple–if he could find a good home for the baby

Update on Belén

By Rai Rojas A few days ago I wrote about Belén, the 11-year-old Chilean girl who is pregnant as the result of being assaulted by her mother’s live-in lover. In my post I explained that even though she has been

Facebook, Yearbooks, and lives not lived

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation News travels fast on Facebook. I had just logged in when I saw the post in my newsfeed: an elementary school classmate of mine had passed away.

“American Story” and Pro-Lifers

By Dave Andrusko I am literally within 15 minutes of walking out the door but I wanted to open the door a crack to talk about Bob Dotson’s “American Story: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things.”

Surprise, surprise! Thoughtful and largely accurate New York Times story on abortion polling

By Dave Andrusko There is so much going on now—both at home and abroad—that not everything gets covered. For example a pretty good piece by David Leonhardt that appeared in the Sunday New York Times went by the boards.

Pendergraft reopens Florida abortion clinic, reportedly will abort children seven days a week

Abortionist James Pendergraft
By Dave Andrusko As I knew it would, our story posted earlier today (“Planned Parenthood exaggerates impact of abortion clinic regulations to raise money”) generated plenty of response. If you haven’t read the story yet, the gist is simply that

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis and the reinvention of the pro-abortion movement

By Andrew Bair, NRLC Field Coordinator I’m a native Pennsylvanian who was working in the pro-life movement in that state when the news first broke of the atrocities that had taken place at Kermit Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Center abortion clinic

The Power of the Powerless

power of the powerless
By Chris deVinck Editor’s note. Mr. deVinck is author of one of the greatest books we ever reviewed at National Right to Life News—“The Power of the Powerless: a brother’s legacy of love.” He subsequently wrote the following essay

Slight overall decline in abortions in England and Wales, but increase in repeat abortions, late abortions, and abortions of babies with disabilities

By Dave Andrusko The latest figures from the British National Health Service (NHS) reveal that 3 of every 8 abortions (37%) in England and Wales are repeats. Digging deeper 2012 statistics include “more than 4,500 women who underwent at least
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