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Pro-Choice? You Might Also Be Pro-Gun

Posted June 30th, 2016 at 11:21 am (UTC-4)
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[I]f the Texas laws aimed at health reform unduly burden the right to choose, it is important to consider how state gun control laws could likewise infringe upon the right to bear arms….Like the “right to choose,” the right to a firearm is not limitless….what are the outer bounds of limitation?  

Texas, Abortion and the Supreme Court

Posted June 28th, 2016 at 4:42 pm (UTC-4)
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Once again, Texas loses at the U.S. Supreme Court over abortion.

In 1973, Texas’ ban on abortion was overturned in the landmark Roe v. Wade case.

And Monday, the state’s restrictions on abortion clinics was struck down, deemed an “undue burden” to a woman’s right to an abortion.

While Americans’ deeply divided opinions about abortion have not changed much in the past 20 years, the debate still rages over a woman’s right to what she can and cannot do to her body versus the rights of the unborn.

Why a Pro-Life Third Party Would Utterly Transform American Politics

Posted June 22nd, 2016 at 3:58 pm (UTC-4)
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Do you know of a group that is a lot more pro-life than the mainstream and doesn’t vote with the officially pro-life party? That’s right: African-Americans. Uniting white pro-lifers and black pro-lifers (and Latino pro-lifers as well) would profoundly reshuffle American politics in ways that frankly cannot be anticipated…

Trump Was Right About Illegal Abortion

Posted April 11th, 2016 at 10:41 am (UTC-4)
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It is time for pro-life advocates to have the courage of their convictions and support punishing their fellow citizens — wives, daughters, mothers, teachers, colleagues, and neighbors of all ideological stripes — who decide to end an unwanted pregnancy.

Donald Trump Takes Illogical Anti-abortion Rhetoric to Its Logical Conclusion

Posted April 1st, 2016 at 8:38 am (UTC-4)
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What Mr. Trump identified was the shocking intellectual dishonesty of the anti-abortion argument: If abortion represents murder (as opponents claim over and over again) and a fetus is equivalent to a baby lying in the crib, then how could they not punish the women who seek to “kill” that “unborn child?”

Trump Trips and Stumbles, Possibly Alienating Female Voters

Posted March 31st, 2016 at 4:41 pm (UTC-4)
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In a matter of minutes, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump accomplished what no other politician has ever done: anger BOTH opponents and supporters of abortion rights in America. The “some kind of punishment” line about women who abort unborn fetuses he uttered on MSNBC Wednesday night was quickly reversed (or revised depending on where you stand) in a statement published on his website. Recent polls suggest Trump’s support among women voters is tenuous already. The abortion gaffe comes after a public fight with his nearest opponent Sen. Ted Cruz over their wives and his openly ugly comments aimed at FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly. Women, who make up more than half of the U.S. voting electorate, are a key voting block, one that political pundits say should not be alienated by either Republicans or Democrats.The next nominating contest takes place next week in Wisconsin, the results of which may indicate whether or not the often outrageous Trump has gone too far this time.

Carly’s Rise

Posted October 8th, 2015 at 4:08 pm (UTC-4)
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It’s hard to stand out in this year’s overly crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls, especially when business mogul Donald Trump is among them. But during a televised debate last month in California, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina did just that when she answered a question about abortion. The slight, petite and well-coiffed corporate Carly came out swinging hard, condemning the harvesting of organs from aborted fetuses. Suddenly, Trump wasn’t the only one in the room. But being on the radar screen isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. The spotlight, as Fiorina certainly knows, brings with it tough scrutiny.

The Price of Fetal Parts

Posted July 24th, 2015 at 10:55 am (UTC-4)
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Planned Parenthood’s reaction to the release of a clandestinely recorded conversation about the sale of fetal body parts was highly revealing. After protesting that it did nothing illegal, it apologized for the “tone” of one of its senior directors.