The Democratic Party has been in the midst of a prolonged identity crisis since the devastating loss of the 2016 presidential election and four special elections for Congress, and the latest numbers show it is hurting them financially. According to news reports, the Democratic National Committee has raised just half the amount of money raised by its Republican counterpart for the first half of 2017, a difference of 37.2 million dollars.
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Marjorie Dannenfelser is President of the Susan B. Anthony List, a nationwide network of more than 280,000 pro-life Americans dedicated to advancing, mobilizing and representing pro-life women in the political process.
Four years ago, on May 13, 2013, Kermit Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder for severing the spines of babies born alive at his Philadelphia abortion facility, and one count of manslaughter for the death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar. Sickening revelations about the appalling conditions at his facility, and the multiple levels of bureaucratic failure involved, shocked the nation.
Yesterday’s vote to overturn an Obama-era rule forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood may have been close, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a tie in the Senate, but it shows the nation’s largest abortion business is still on borrowed time.
“It’s modern day eugenics.” That’s how musician and host of the hit show “America’s Got Talent” Nick Cannon described Planned Parenthood’s work last week. Cannon assailed the organization’s work in black communities as a “genocide” aimed at “population control.” Sadly, he’s right. Nearly 80 percent of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located in low-income, minority neighborhoods; approximately one-third of all abortions are performed on black women, far out of proportion to the 13 percent African-American share of the U.S. population.
Tonight’s Vice Presidential debate at Longwood University in Virginia will showcase the clear choice voters have on November 8 when it comes to protecting innocent unborn children and their mothers: Governor Mike Pence, a proven leader with a long track record of standing up for those who cannot defend themselves, or Senator Tim Kaine, who has abandoned the most vulnerable – and his own principles – to advance his political career.
On the question of abortion, the age of abstraction is over. The contest between those who favor an unfettered right of choice and those who champion a fundamental right to life has long bobbed behind word clouds – themes like “women’s health” and “reproductive care.” Now with the release of several videos showing Planned Parenthood officials blithely discussing late-term abortions and organ harvesting, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has dissipated the clouds and revealed the human faces at the core of this debate.
It isn’t often that The Washington Post describes a defender of abortion as having the “worst week in Washington.” But that is what Post columnist Chris Cillizza did in picking Rep. Renee Ellmers for the honor, thanks to her strange timing in opposing a popular late-term abortion limit while hundreds of thousands of pro-life marchers were in town last week. By contrast, a different female leader had the best week in politics: Carly Fiorina.
Yesterday’s results in the Democratic primary in Arizona’s 27th senatorial district are good news for area residents – and a welcome reminder for the nation. Catherine Miranda, a 100 percent pro-life member of the Arizona house, won the primary by a double-digit margin over Aaron Marquez. Pro-life groups, including Susan B. Anthony List, supported Miranda and are elated at the outcome. With good reason.
One of the darkest shadows in American history is the role of federal and state governments in perpetrating human rights abuses against an estimated 60,000 Americans in the name of the pseudo-science of eugenics.
The Washington Post got just one thing right in its Monday editorial: the results of Virginia’s November 5th election will have widespread implications for the fate of abortion facilities – and women – across the Commonwealth. The next occupant of the governor’s mansion will be responsible for enforcing the abortion facility health and safety standards enacted by the General Assembly and the Board of Health last year.
In 1993, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge halted the enforcement of annual health inspections of his state’s abortion clinics. In 2010, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Pennsylvania abortion provider, was charged with murder and infanticide. Gosnell is accused of breaking state laws by performing late-term abortions, killing children born alive as the result of botched abortions and using unsterilized medical instruments. At least one patient died while under Dr. Gosnell’s care and many others have been infected with venereal diseases.