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.

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 […]


The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) recently gave the upcoming pro-life film “Unplanned” an ‘R’ rating for violence, an ironic endorsement of the film’s key message. “Unplanned” tells the story of former Planned Parenthood clinic manager Abby Johnson. Running the clinic opened her eyes to the gruesome reality of abortion, causing her pro-life conversion. […]


2019 has already clearly demonstrated that the battle over abortion is raging in state legislatures across the country.


In a blow to the pro-life movement, the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act. The law was blocked 5-4 on Thursday after Chief Justice John Roberts, in a move that surprised many, joined the liberal wing of the court to form the majority opinion. While the decision currently blocks the law, […]


Following the latest horrifying trend of unabashed abortion promoting, a bill has been introduced in Vermont to ban all restrictions on abortions. The bill, which has been co-sponsored by 90 members of the Vermont state House of Representatives, proposes “to recognize as a fundamental right the freedom of reproductive choice and to prohibit public entities […]


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed into law one of the most horrifying abortion bills in the country, legalizing the abortion of unborn babies after the 24-week mark of pregnancy. The ‘Reproductive Health Act’ states, “Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to […]


Advocates for life flooded into Washington, D.C. on January 18th to take part in a 45-year-old annual tradition and the largest pro-life event of the year: the March for Life. The 2019 March for Life drew thousands upon thousands of participants. Starting with a rally on the National Mall, the marchers walked from this gathering […]


In a shocking move, Planned Parenthood’s new president, Leana Wen, has finally acknowledged that providing access to abortion is the main mission of the organization. The centrality of abortion to the very existence of Planned Parenthood has been denied for over a decade. Whether it be through trying to shift attention to various other services […]