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.

In a move being applauded by the pro-life community, the Trump administration has halted a government-run study that was using aborted fetal tissue. Research for this first halted study had been occurring in a National Institutes of Health lab located in Montana and was set to study human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The lab was ready […]


As a potential government shutdown looms on the horizon, one of the most highly discussed budget issues is whether or not Planned Parenthood should continue to receive taxpayer funding. If a new funding deal is not passed soon, the federal government is scheduled to shut down on December 7th. While the passing of former President […]


Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave the pro-life movement even more to be thankful for this year, releasing a report that shows abortion rates have hit a decade low. Data collected for the most recent report shows trends from 2006 to 2015, the last year surveyed. Over those years, the […]


The Ohio House of Representatives has passed an important piece of pro-life legislation, making it a felony for doctors to abort unborn babies who have a detectable heartbeat. Approved by a vote of 60 to 35 on Thursday, this bill classifies aborting a baby with a beating heart as a fifth-degree felony. Under this classification, […]


The outcome of the 2018 midterm races certainly did not lack for interesting results. Wins and losses for all parties, drastic surprises, and expected finishes — the results were a mixed bag across the board. In the midst of it all, however, several pro-life candidates emerged victorious, winning their respective races. Here are five of […]


When American voters go to the polls tomorrow, they will not only be voting on candidates but also on many ballot measures put forward to address policy and regulatory issues at the state level. And in three particular states, these measures involve an especially critical issue: abortion. On Tuesday, voters in Oregon, West Virginia, and […]


Facebook is refusing to run two ads from a pro-life group because they are too ‘sensational or graphic.’ The concerning content? Stories of two babies who were born prematurely but survived against the odds. The digital ads, published by the Susan B. Anthony List, featured the stories of Micah and Charlotte, two babies who were […]


The state of Indiana passed a crucial pro-life law in 2016, banning abortions based on the genetic abnormalities of the unborn child. Now, the state is asking the Supreme Court to uphold the law. Signed by Vice President Mike Pence when he was still the governor of Indiana, House Enrolled Act 1337 is comprehensive pro-life […]


Although many have speculated how our nation’s newest Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh would rule when it comes to abortion, the first test of his stance has begun. The justices met in conference last Friday, October 12th, to discuss which upcoming cases they will hear. Two of the cases on the table concerned abortion providers: […]


Opening on October 12th, “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” is set to educate the public about one of the most horrifying abortion clinics to ever exist. Now, Facebook is diminishing the film’s social media impact. Kermit Gosnell formerly operated as an abortionist in Philadelphia. In 2013, he was convicted of three counts […]


On Friday, a federal judge struck down a Kentucky law that would have caused the last abortion clinic in the state to shut its doors. The law, which had been in effect for two decades, required Kentucky abortion clinics to have written transfer agreements. These agreements would be drawn up to connect the clinic with […]


The pro-life movement had a major victory last week in an unexpected state: Hawaii. A federal judge struck down a recently passed Hawaii law that required pregnancy centers to notify their clients of state-funded “comprehensive family planning services.” This meant that pro-life pregnancy centers were required to give notification of programs offering abortions. “Hawaii’s pro-life, […]


Planned Parenthood Federation of America is under new leadership. The abortion giant announced late last week that outgoing president Cecile Richards is being replaced by former Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen. While Richards was one of the abortion industry’s biggest advocates, pro-lifers should not overlook her successor — in fact, Wen may be an even […]


A federal judge in Texas has struck down a law that required the burial or cremation of fetal remains — including the remains of those who had been aborted. Passed in 2017, Senate Bill 8 required healthcare centers to arrange for the burial or cremation of all deceased babies, whether from “abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, or […]


Abortion has been called many things: a “reproductive right,” “woman’s choice,” and “personal decision.” Yet, very rarely has it been called something as ludicrous as “self-care.” However, a new billboard in Texas is labeling abortion as exactly that. “Black women take care of their families by taking care of themselves,” reads the billboard. “Abortion is […]


California is poised to be the first state in the nation to require abortion-inducing medication be available on campus at each of its public universities. Democrat State Senator Connie M. Leyva is the prime sponsor of Senate Bill 320. The legislative digest explains that the bill “would require, on and after January 1, 2022, each public […]


In 2015, Americans across the political spectrum were shocked when the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released incriminating videos that documented Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of aborted fetal body parts. Now, it appears even more damning footage exists. David Daleiden, founder of CMP, recently announced that the group is prepared to release the […]


In a stunning reversal of an inclusive platform amendment, the Missouri Democratic Party has decided that pro-life Democrats are not welcome after all. Pro-lifers across the country lauded Missouri Democrats when a platform amendment that was inclusive of pro-life opinion was passed. The amendment, approved in July, read: We respect the conscience of each Missourian […]


The fact that ‘pro-life Democrat’ sounds like an oxymoron is a tragic commentary on the state of our nation’s politics. Within the two major political parties in our country, along with smaller groups and factions, you will find countless variations of personal political platforms. The fiscal is separated from the social, and people often split […]


While whispers of a possible Roe v. Wade reversal continue, the Massachusetts lawmakers have decided to ensure that abortions remain legal in the state, regardless of what happens in Washington. A bill was signed by Governor Charlie Baker on Friday that repeals a state ban on abortion that traces its roots back to 1845. Governor […]