Kelvey Vander Hart


Kelvey Vander Hart is passionate about Jesus, conservatism, fitness, and fantastic coffee; she is also the Associate Editor at Caffeinated Thoughts. She can be followed on Twitter @kovanderhart.

Gallup recently released a 2019 public opinion poll that revealed rising pro-life support in certain areas. The poll surveyed public attitudes about abortion. There was a lot of information given in the survey results, but here are five key takeaways: 1. Pro-life identification is at its highest level since 2013. In 2013, the number of […]


A federal judge blocked the enforcement of Ohio’s newly signed pro-life law on Wednesday, ruling it unconstitutional. Senate Bill 23, signed into law by Republican Governor Mike DeWine in April, would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Since a fetus’ heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into the pregnancy, this […]


While the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls are each rushing to be the most pro-abortion candidate in the running for their party’s nomination, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro has taken it a step further, calling for “reproductive justice” in the first televised debate. This ideology was stressed in his answer to a question […]


Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers vetoed a bill on Friday that would have mandated proper medical care for infants who are born alive after an abortion attempt. Governor Evers, a Democrat, previously referred to the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act as “redundant” and not a “productive use of time.” After vetoing the bill, he stated: Everyone […]


New York City just became the first American city to directly fund abortions, appropriating $250,000 of their 2020 budget for abortions. Allocated dollars will be given to the New York Abortion Access Fund. This fund pays clinics for abortions on behalf of women who have insurance or Medicaid coverage that will not pay for abortions. […]


Pro-lifers in Connecticut are rejoicing after a bill that would have targeted pro-life pregnancy centers failed in the State Senate on Wednesday. House Bill 7070, which was heavily supported by NARAL Pro-Choice America, would have given the government authority to monitor and censor pro-life pregnancy centers in the state. The bill read: No limited services […]


With just hours remaining before its license was set to expire, Missouri’s last abortion clinic received more time on Thursday from a judge to get its license renewed.  The clinic, Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, needed to renew its license before it expired on June 1. However, a state […]


California adopted a controversial new framework of standards for sexual education earlier this month. Now, parents around the state are rallying around one question: “Why is it okay to expose young children to explicit and potentially confusing material?” The “Health Education Framework” is designed to begin teaching about sex in the classroom as early as […]


Missouri just became the latest state to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, passing the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act through the state’s House of Representatives with a vote of 110-44 on Friday. The bill will criminalize abortions that occur after roughly the eight-week mark of a pregnancy. Doctors who perform abortions […]


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the state’s fetal heartbeat abortion ban into law on Tuesday. The signing immediately unleashed a deluge of fierce reactions nationwide.  The newly enacted pro-life law, set to go into effect in 2020, will ban abortions after the heartbeat of the unborn child is detectable, making Georgia the fourth state this […]


Thousands gathered in Times Square on Saturday to participate in Focus on the Family’s “Alive From New York” rally, a pro-life event staged as a reaction to New York’s recent abortion controversies. The rally came as the concluding event to the 12-week “See Life Clearly” campaign that Focus on the Family had launched. Using screens […]


Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law a bill that would ban dismemberment abortions last week. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana immediately filed a lawsuit in order to block it. Dilation and evacuation abortions, commonly referred to as dismemberment abortions, are common in the second trimester of a pregnancy. While pro-abortion advocates […]


In the midst of the debate over legal rights for babies who survive abortion attempts, two states have stepped forward in an effort to secure rights for these children: Texas and North Carolina. In Texas, the State House of Representatives passed House Bill 16, which relates to the enforcement of rights for a “living unborn […]


While pro-lifers flocked to see “Unplanned” and helped it reach the $6.1 million initial box office debut it achieved, the pro-life film has caused surprising results among abortion supporters. Almost 100 abortion clinic workers are now seeking to leave the industry after watching the film. “Unplanned” writer and director Chuck Konzelman testified in front of […]


A bill is advancing in the Florida State House that would require parental consent before a minor could obtain an abortion. House Bill 1335 passed the House Judiciary Committee on April 3rd and is now being heard before the Health and Human Services Committee. This bill would require doctors to receive notarized written consent and […]


Fetal heartbeat abortion bans are being discussed in states across the nation, and Georgia is no exception; the Georgia state legislature passed the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act on Friday, sending it to the governor’s desk. Governor Brian Kemp is a supporter of pro-life legislation and is expected to sign the bill. “Georgia […]


The state of Michigan has announced that funding will be cut off from adoption agencies that do not work with same-sex couples, forcing faith-based organizations to choose between their religious beliefs and the bottom line. This decision, announced Friday, comes as a result of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) suing the state on behalf […]


Just hours after Governor Matt Bevin signed Kentucky’s fetal heartbeat bill into law on Friday, a federal judge temporarily blocked it. The law was set to become one of the strictest anti-abortion measures in the country. It would block abortions occurring after a fetal heartbeat was detected, which is typically detectable by six weeks into […]


In a win for religious liberty, the state of Colorado has decided to drop its case against Christian baker Jack Phillips after years of legal hostility. Phillips is the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop and was the leading figure in last summer’s 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Colorado’s attempt to force him to create […]


Missouri’s state House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a sweeping pro-life bill that is being labeled the “strongest in the nation” on Wednesday, sending it to the Missouri state Senate with a vote of 117-39. House Bill 126, commonly referred to as the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act,” is comprehensive in restricting abortions in the […]