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July 23, 2014

National Right to Life Endorses Perdue for Senate

David Perdue  David Perdue will be “a strong pro-life voice in the U.S. Senate” WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee, the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization, today endorsed David Perdue for election to the U.S. Senate.

“But what crime did I commit?”

March20146  One of the great victories of our movement is how we’ve won young people over to our side. Poll after poll shows young people are now among the most pro-life Americans. Having seen so many of these talented pro-life

What the numbers are telling us about the outcome of the November mid-term elections

election2014  By Dave Andrusko Let’s put together a Gallup summary of President Obama’s popularity over the last three months (which ran yesterday) and an analysis of what might happen this fall, provided today by Josh Kraushaar at the National Journal

Moms can teach their unborn babies nursery rhymes, study shows

nurseryrhymes2  By Dave Andrusko What an incredible coincidence. Just this morning (as is my habit) I scanned both today’s Washington Post and a couple of stories from a few days ago. I came across this fascinating article, dated July 19,

Conflicting appeals court opinions threaten ObamaCare exchanges

Center For Disease Control Reports Highest Number Of Measles Cases In 20 Years  By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered another blow to the Obama Health Care law– a law that has continued to remain unpopular

Abandoned newborn now doing well, foster parents seek to adopt “Baby Carlos”

Baby Carlos was discovered in a dumpster four months ago<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Photo credit: Ricky Ramirez  By Dave Andrusko A final decision may soon be made in finding a home for Baby Carlos Guzman, abandoned by his mother last February, but whose image “made the hearts of Houstonians melt,” according to local television station KPRC.

Are pro-choice feminists really feminist at all?

boy-girldolls  By Nancy Flanders It isn’t every day that a self-proclaimed pro-choicer makes a valid argument against abortion. Yet that’s just what Jay Sun did in his essay posted on The essay, “The Disconnect Between Feminists and Abortion,”

Andrew Lloyd Weber Changes Mind on Suicide

Andrew Lloyd Weber  By Wesley J. Smith Andrew Lloyd Weber might not still be here if assisted suicide had been legal. He wanted to die and almost was set to go to Switzerland. Now, he’s glad he didn’t.

Baroness Jane Campbell: Assisted suicide could lure me to the grave

Baroness Jane Campbell  By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last Friday, the UK House of Lords debated the Falconer assisted suicide bill, a bill that would legalize assisted suicide in a similar way to the Oregon assisted suicide law

Couples flock to Thailand for sex selective IVF

bangkokhospital1  By Xavier Symons Thailand has become a top tourist destination for women seeking gender-selective IVF. The country is one of just three that permit gender selection – the other two are the US and South Africa

Don’t make Oregon’s mistake and legalise assisted suicide – ten reasons why the UK should not follow suit

oregon-washington_map  By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill received

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July 15, 2014

U.S. Senate Democrats launch push for “the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress”

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                      witnesses who testified against the so-called   WASHINGTON – Four months before the mid-term congressional election, Senate Democrats are pushing into the national spotlight “the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC),

NRLC President Tobias challenges Senate Democrat leadership to put every senator on record on two major abortion-related bills

The<br /><br /><br />
                      "Abortion Without Limits Until Birth"<br /><br /><br />
                      bill "seeks to strip away from elected<br /><br /><br />
                      lawmakers the ability to provide even the most<br /><br /><br />
                      minimal protections for unborn children, at any<br /><br /><br />
                      stage of their prenatal development." -<br /><br /><br />
                      National Right to Life President Carol Tobias,<br /><br /><br />
                      testifying against S.1696.  Editor’s note. The following is NRLC President Carol Tobias’s opening statement-and challenge-to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee at a public hearing today on the “Women’s Health Protection Act” (S. 1696) Mr. Chairman

Kansas man charged with 1st degree murder for causing the abortion of girlfriend’s baby

Scott<br /><br /><br />
                      Bollig  By Dave Andrusko Last Friday, following a two-day preliminary hearing at Trego County District Court, District Judge Glen Braun determined there was enough evidence to go ahead with the case against Scott Bollig.

I Miss Our Missing Down Syndrome Friends

Raising-Henryre  By Wesley J. Smith When I was young, people with Down syndrome were common and visible members of the community. I remember in particular one Down friend I made while working my way through college selling televisions

Abused baby declared brain-dead, mother fights hospital request to take him off of life support

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                      Lopez Rosales  Father could face murder charges By Dave Andrusko Alex Lopez Rosales has admitted to police that he hit his 2-month-old son’s head against a wall and against a bathtub on June 24. Isaac Lopez remains at Kosair Children’s Hospital

EWTN Presenters important contributors to NRLC’s ‘Stand for Life’ Convention

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                      and Jim Pinto (on the right), after a NRLC General<br /><br /><br />
                      Session with NRLC Executive Director David N.<br /><br /><br />
                      O'Steen, Ph.D. (next to Mr. Pinto), and Ernest<br /><br /><br />
                      Ohlhoff, NRLC Director of Outreach. Photo credit:<br /><br /><br />
                      Bill Molitor  By Ernest Ohlhoff, Director of Outreach Editor’s note. This appears on page one of the new issue of National right to Life News. You can read the entire 36-page July issue at

Mother charged with murdering six infants was “addicted to meth” during ten-year period babies were killed, police say

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                      Huntsman  By Dave Andrusko The story of Megan Huntsman is so awful we’ve not revisited the case of the Utah woman accused of killing six newborns over the space of ten years and stuffing their bodies into a garage

Women 37 and 38 weeks pregnant are aborted in Great Britain, Department of Health reports

preemie55  By Dave Andrusko Back in February we re-printed a chilling column written by the irreplaceable Dr. Peter Saunders: “66 babies born alive after abortion in one year in Britain raise questions for parliamentarians.” Dr. Saunders based his commentary on

Abortion clinic: we “gently” remove “tissue”

7?-Week Embryo  By Sarah Terzo In New York City, there are a number of abortion clinics competing to catch the eyes of abortion minded women. One of these clinics is Early Options. Their tagline reads “Early Abortion & Miscarriage: a Revolutionary


Knights of Columbus help provide window to the womb

kofcultrasoundpic  For prolife pregnancy centers that reach out to women and men facing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy, an up-to-date ultrasound machine is an amazing tool for helping people see the humanity of the unborn child.

The July issue of National Right to Life News is now available!

July2014Frontcover  Good news for all readers of the “pro-life newspaper of record.” The entire 36-page July issue of National Right to Life News is now available here [ NRLNewsJuly2014.pdf]. The current NRL News is filled with the latest news about

Desmond Tutu’s arguments for assisted dying will fuel existing prejudice against the elderly, dying and disabled

Desmond Tutu  By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members.

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For immediate release: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
For more information: Tatiana Bergum, (202) 626-8825,

National Right to Life:
U.S. Senate Democrats launch push for
“the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress”

WASHINGTON – Four months before the mid-term congressional election, Senate Democrats are pushing into the national spotlight “the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations.

Tobias was one of two non-congressional witnesses who testified against the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” (S. 1696), at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this morning.

“This bill is really about just one thing: it seeks to strip away from elected lawmakers the ability to provide even the most minimal protections for unborn children, at any stage of their pre-natal development,” Tobias told the committee. “Calling the bill the ‘Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act’ would be more in line with truth-in-advertising standards.”

The bill has been heavily promoted by pro-abortion activist groups since its introduction last November, although it has been largely ignored by the mainstream news media. The measure has 35 Senate cosponsors, all Democrats, including nine of the 10 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. The chief sponsor of the bill, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), chaired today’s hearing.

The bill would invalidate nearly all existing state limitations on abortion, and prohibit states from adopting new limitations in the future, including various types of laws specifically upheld as constitutionally permissible by the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the laws that the bill would nullify are requirements to provide women seeking abortion with specific information on their unborn child and on alternatives to abortion, laws providing reflection periods (waiting periods), laws allowing medical professionals to opt out of providing abortions, laws limiting the performance of abortions to licensed physicians, bans on elective abortion after 20 weeks, meaningful limits on abortion after viability, and bans on the use of abortion as a method of sex selection. These laws generally have broad public support in the states in which they are enacted, including support from substantial majorities of women.

The bill would also invalidate most previously enacted federal limits on abortion, including federal conscience protection laws and most, if not all, limits on government funding of abortion.

“We believe that many voters will be appalled to learn that nearly two-thirds of Senate Democrats have cosponsored a bill to impose nationwide the extreme ideological doctrine that elective abortion must not be limited in any meaningful way, at any stage of pregnancy,” Tobias said.

However, in her testimony Tobias also issued a surprising challenge, calling on the leadership of the Democrat-controlled committee, and the Democrat leadership of the full Senate, to allow a floor vote on the bill – but at the same time, to allow a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1670), sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) “In the spirit of ‘pro-choice,’ why not give the Senate a choice as well?,” Tobias said to Blumenthal.

“We challenge you, and the leadership of the majority party, to allow the American people to see where every senator stands on both of these major abortion-related bills,” Tobias said. “Let the American people see which bill reflects the values of each member of the United States Senate.”

The Graham bill, which has 41 Senate cosponsors, duplicates legislation that has already passed the House of Representatives (H.R. 1797). The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would generally protect unborn children in the sixth month and later (20 weeks), by which point they are capable of experiencing great pain during abortions.

Video from today’s hearing is available on C-SPAN’s website here:

The complete text of the opening statement and challenge by Carol Tobias is posted here:

The written testimony of Carol Tobias, which includes detailed discussion of the radical scope of the “Women’s Health Protection Act,” with numerous citations, is posted here:

For interviews with Tobias or National Right to Life’s legislative staff, please contact the National Right to Life Communications Department at (202) 626-8825 or email

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.