Pro-Life Democrat Slams Party As 'Extreme' on Abortion

A Democratic state representative from Connecticut is criticizing her own party's platform on abortion as "extreme," saying pro-life Democrats like her are being shunned. Connecticut state Rep. Trenee McGee, a Democrat who represents New Haven and West Haven and was elected last year, said on the latest episode of The Church Politics Podcast that "there are many pro-life Democrats" nationwide that have been "pushed out" by the party. The Democratic Party platform, she said, "went from safe, legal and rare to extreme." The party's platforms in 1996, 2000 and 2004 said abortion should be "rare." The 2008, 2012 and 2016 platforms removed that word yet still listed a goal to "reduce the need for abortions." The 2020 platform did not include language about reducing abortions or making them rare. Read more...

NYC Mayor Blasts Pro-Life 'Radical Extremists'

New York City Mayor Eric Adams slammed the pro-life movement as "radical" on Saturday and pledged that he would "fight" to ensure there are "no" limitations on abortion. "Abortion is health care. It's that simple. And New York City won't let a group of radical  […]

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This Really Is a Different Pro-Life Movement

In the United States, the anti-abortion movement did not remain predominantly Catholic. Southern evangelical Protestants, who had once hesitated to embrace the anti-abortion movement in the belief that it was a sectarian Catholic campaign, began enlisting in the cause in the late '70s and '80s.  […]

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The 'Forced Birth' Falsehood

The argument that pro-life laws "force women to give birth" betrays the mistaken premise undergirding the pro-abortion case: They believe sex without any consequences is a fundamental right, bolstered ultimately by an adjacent right to kill any child who may come into being solely as the  […]

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How the Pro-Choice Movement Lost the Battle for Roe

The pro-choice movement) did not foresee a war here. NARAL's executive director in 1973, when Roe was ruled upon, told her board after the ruling, "The court has spoken and the case is closed." They saw this as, basically: It's over. We've won. The very, very opposite is true of the  […]

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Supreme Court Set to Overturn Roe Leaked Draft Opinion Shows

The Supreme Court is poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, according to an unprecedented leak of a draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. The draft leak obtained by Politico was written in early February. It was not immediately clear if it has been rewritten or revised. The Court has declined  […]

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SCOTUS Leak Is Historic Act of Judicial Destruction

Supreme Court historians have always been able to rattle off significant decisions and important moments in Supreme Court history. Chief Justice John Marshall establishing "judicial review" in the 1803 Marbury v. Madison decision, FDR’s court-packing scheme in 1937, the court’s  […]

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Court Dismisses All Challenges to Texas Heartbeat Act

A federal court ordered a lower court to dismiss all legal challenges brought against the enforcement mechanism of a Texas abortion law, a move which a pro-life group called a "substantial pro-life victory." The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on April 26 remanded the case, brought by a  […]

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Kentucky Abortion Law

A U.S. district judge has temporarily blocked a Kentucky law that prohibits most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy and requires an in-person doctor's visit before obtaining a chemical abortion. Earlier this month, the Kentucky legislature overrode Democratic governor Andy Beshear's veto to enact  […]

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