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The Unborn’s Transcendent Right to Life: A Personal Letter to the Pro-Life Movement from President Ronald Reagan

Reprinted from National Right to Life News, Oct. 11, 1984, Page One

As America looks forward to the second half of the 1980s and beyond, our Nation faces a clear political choice. Two very different views about America – who we are and what we can become – are competing to lead our great country into the future.

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The Tragedy in ‘Reproductive Technology’

LifeSiteNews

By Katy Faust | February 5, 2019

Between its extreme abortion bill and the governor’s racist photos, the state of Virginia has been headlining the news. But in the midst of the media frenzy, proposed changes to its parenthood laws were approved in the Virginia House today. Before my tweetstorm about it last night, #HB1979 had only a handful of tags. But it deserves serious attention because it turns children into products, all in the name of “progress.”

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New York’s new abortion law has pricked consciences…and awakened gruesome abortion defenders

LifeSiteNews

By Jonathan Van Maren | January 29, 2019

Not since the Center for Medical Progress videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby body parts has there been so much widespread outrage against abortion. Despite New York State’s already-liberal abortion regime – feticide was permitted up until 24 weeks – Governor Andrew Cuomo hailed the recent passage of the so-called “Reproductive Health Act,” which essentially allows abortion up until birth by adding “health,” a term that is nearly always used to rubber-stamp all abortions, as a justification for any late-term abortion. Cheering and a standing ovation greeted the passage of the bill, and Cuomo ordered New York landmarks lit up in pink to celebrate the expansion of abortion.

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The Scandal of Cuomo and New York’s Horrific Abortion Law

Human Life International

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet | January 28, 2019

I can’t imagine a more horrible irony. On Tuesday, January 22, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered that the spire of the One World Trade Center be lit pink. The reason why? To celebrate the passage of a new law that radically liberalizes abortion in New York State – in some cases allowing abortion up until the moment of birth, permitting non-doctors to perform abortions, and removing recognition of preborn babies older than 24 weeks as potential homicide victims.

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Preborn babies sense not just pain, but light and temperature

Live Action News

By Kelli | February 4, 2018

This past week, Students for Life of America’s Western Regional Director Reagan Barklage shared a post on the SFLA Facebook page, discussing her recent trip to see a massage therapist about some sciatica pain due to her pregnancy. She describes how her preborn baby boy did not like being moved out of his position, which was causing his mother pain. She then tells how her massage therapist calmed her baby for the rest of the session — and it’s amazing.

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Michael Schwartz, Longtime Coburn Staffer and Anti-Abortion Advocate, Dies at 63

By Emily Cahn, Roll Call Staff
Feb. 4, 2013, 5:26 p.m.

Michael Schwartz, longtime chief of staff to Sen. Tom Coburn and a devout Catholic who was passionate in his crusade against abortion, died Sunday after succumbing to Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 63.

Schwartz served as Coburn’s chief of staff for almost the entirety of the Oklahoma Republican’s career in the House and Senate, before stepping down in November after his disease made it too difficult to carry out the job’s daily tasks.

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Ryan Response a Pro-Life Model

Rep. Paul Ryan’s response to “the abortion question” during the Oct. 11, 2012, Vice Presidential debate, transcribed by Catholic Studies Senior Fellow George Weigel in a National Review Online blog; reprinted from Life Advocacy Briefing of Oct. 22, 2012

Moderator Raddatz: This debate is, indeed, historic. We have two Catholic candidates, first time on a stage such as this. And I would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion.

Rep. Ryan: None. (Ms. Raddatz’s jaw drops. The Vice President is rendered temporarily speechless. The audience gasps. Cong. Ryan lets his surprising answer sink in a moment and continues.)

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ObamaCare Mandate Resisted, Wounded in Court

The Foundry – July 29, 2012
Jennifer Marshall and Dominique Ludvigson

Colorado federal District Court Judge and Carter appointee John L. Kane granted a preliminary injunction Friday on behalf of Hercules Industries in Newland v. Sebelius. The injunction secured by Newland’s attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom is the first to be ordered by a federal court judge in litigation surrounding the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate under Obamacare.

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Status of the Law

By Clarke D. Forsythe
Reprinted from National Review Online under the title Progress after Casey

Twenty years ago today, on Monday, June 29, 1992, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a tragic mistake in the view of pro-life Americans because it failed to overturn Roe v. Wade. But the whole story is far more complex.

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Secretive Planned Parenthood Memo: How to Stop Overpopulation by Discouraging Birth

Editor’s note: This article has been modified from its original form. In the original Abby included a discussion of some questions relating to Obama’s health care reform law. There was some confusion surrounding this aspect of the article, and, with Abby’s permission, the article was edited to focus simply on the Jaffe Memo.

When I worked at Planned Parenthood, there was something that we were not allowed to talk about. If we didn’t talk about it, then maybe no one else would either. It was called the Jaffe Memo. In 1969, Planned Parenthood was asked by the government to produce some ideas to help with overpopulation. They did just that. What is in the memo as a “solution” to overpopulation is astonishing. And, I’m sorry to say, it looks like the Jaffe Memo is starting to show its face in our culture.

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