“The vote by the Senate rejects scientific fact and puts the United States out of the mainstream in the family of nations, in which only seven out of 198 nations, including China and North Korea, allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy,” Trump said in a statement. “Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life,” he said. Full Article
We’re one of only seven nations on the whole planet to allow abortion on demand after five months.
Senate failed to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have banned abortions after 20 weeks. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called the vote “appalling” in a statement released late Jan. 29. Full Article
In supporting the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, we must not let the act’s opponents avoid the fundamental issue: Are we talking about a human being? In other words, is the bill good simply because we shouldn’t inflict pain on an unborn child, or is it good because we are talking about the death of an unborn child, whether he or she feels pain or not? Full Article
Many vote for candidates because of loyalty to a party, without examining the party platform. Our moral duty requires us to look deeper, and our comparison of the Democratic and Republican platforms will help voters do exactly that. Full article at Lifesitenews.com
Priests for Life released a side-by-side comparison of the Republican and Democratic party platforms that shows stark differences when it comes to the rights of the unborn, religious liberty, marriage and the family and respect for the U.S. Constitution. The guide is legally qualified to be distributed in Churches.
“We talk about voting with a clear conscience, which means you can’t vote against your values,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “But to vote with a clear conscience, one must consider that elections not only put individual candidates into power; they put political parties into power.
We pro-life citizens are an unwelcome group among the Dems. Like many pro-life Democrats, I had been dispirited by the inclusion in the 2016 Democratic Party Platform of the repeal of the Hyde Amendment. Article by Timothy P. O’Malley
As a lower class kid growing up in East Tennessee, I know that sometimes we need government and Church assistance alike to pay the bills for a month or to have presents on Christmas morning. This personal narrative has been the reason I’ve been able to belong to a political party that has over my lifetime become increasingly hostile toward its pro-life membership. In my conscience, I’ve seen the rise of pro-choice politics in the Democratic Party as an unreasonable aberration, a strange denial of the human dignity of the unborn in a party that at least purports to affirm the dignity of those on the margins.
I naively imagined that there was a place at the table for someone like me, formed in a Church that has affirmed the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death. If anyone can be president, as this convention has said again and again, shouldn’t it also be the case that unplanned children may also occupy this office?
Children who come at the wrong time are best disposed of. Only children who come into our lives when we want should be kept.
The Democratic National Convention, is making me sick. The Democratic Party has never been so extreme on abortion. They have sold out to the abortion industry.
Long gone are the days of the Democrats calling for abortion to be safe, legal and rare. Their reaction to the recent Supreme Court ruling against health & safety regulations for abortion facilities makes it clear that they don’t care about abortion being safe. And the party platform they approved on Monday which calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment tells us that they don’t want abortion to be rare either.
Earlier this morning, Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America and Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List were given time on the DNC stage to support pro-abortion legislators and call for even more extreme pro-abortion laws. And on Monday night, the Democratic Party honored Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood (the largest abortion business in the United States), by seating her right next to Bill Clinton. And then when she took to the stage for her prime-time speaking slot last night, she proudly exclaimed, “Hillary has always been in Planned Parenthood’s corner.” And she is correct.
This is unprecedented. The Democratic Party has never been so extreme on abortion. And the stakes have never been higher. We must keep our pro-life majority in the Senate, and we must ensure that Hillary Clinton is never permitted to become Commander-in-Chief. That’s why your SBA List team has been on the ground since October of last year, knocking on over 465,000 doors in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio to educate voters on Clinton’s extremism, and to get out the pro-life vote. Our ambitious goal is to knock on 1,000,000 doors by November – a goal we can reach with your partnership.
Now is the time to take a stand for LIFE. Please make a generous gift today to enable us to continue our critical field program in key swing states and fight Planned Parenthood’s abortion extremism. Make your gift here: https://www.sba-list.org/donate
Thank you for standing with the Susan B. Anthony List against the sickening pro-abortion extremism of Hillary Clinton and a Democratic Party that is sold out to the Abortion Industry.
For Life, Marjorie Dannenfelser President, Susan B. Anthony List
40 Years Ago this week, Democrat Ellen McCormack, pro-life columnist, wife and mother, made Pro Life history by being nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention back when the Democratic Party was Pro-Life.
Ellen McCormack: Pro-Life’s Presidential Candidate of 1976
Ellen McCormack ran for president at the behest of a small pro-life group—The Pro-Life Action Committee—that operated out the Cure of Ars Parish in Merrick, New York. The goal was to use the campaign as a platform to educate the public on pro-life issues by taking advantage of election rules which required the media to give all candidates equal time. Relying on thousands of grassroots pro-lifers across the country, she managed to raise $5000 in small contributions in 20 states, becoming the first woman in American history to qualify for matching funds. Her campaign was not without some controversy. Her single-issue candidacy annoyed political elites so much that they voted a change in funding rules in the middle of the election. As of May 1976, any candidate who did not gain more than 10% in two successive primaries would no longer be eligible for public money. Nevertheless, she had managed to raised $280 00 in small donations, received $240 000 from matching funds for a grand total of half a million dollars, of which $330 000 paid for television advertising. bigbluewave.ca
This past Sunday, (March 2011) longtime pro-life activist Ellen McCormack passed away. Since the pro-life movement often devotes little attention to its own history, her name may be unfamiliar to many young pro-lifers. nationalreview.com