Politics


On Thursday, furthering the Trump administration’s commitment not to promote abortion overseas, the US rejected a UN resolution on account of its abortion clause. The resolution, which was proposed by the Canadian delegates to the 47-member Human Rights Council, stated that all women should have access to “comprehensive sexual and health-care services” including “safe abortion […]


The American Conservative Union has allied with Big Hollywood to launch a scurrilous attack on a startup company that’s trying to protect conservative values. In a “Call to Congress” letter on their blog, signed by an odd mix of right-leaning organizations, they said Congress should not update the Family Movie Act of 2005 to help VidAngel, a […]


On Wednesday, a California court dismissed all charges against David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and the primary activist behind the undercover investigative Planned Parenthood videos. Only one of the 15 criminal charges filed against Daleiden and his partner, Sandra Merritt, remains, but her lawyer is hopeful that one will […]


Former abortion clinic worker and current Attorney General of the state of New York, Eric Schneiderman, is suing pro-life sidewalk counselors and trying to establish a 16-foot-wide safe space in front of an abortion clinic in Queens. In the lawsuit, which was filed in Brooklyn federal court, Schneiderman claimed that every Saturday morning for at […]


Yesterday, the United Nations told New York state senators that in order to more closely comply with “international human rights standards” they need to get rid of two of their state’s few abortion restrictions. The UN urged state senators to pass the Reproductive Health Act, a bill which would strike down New York’s 24-week abortion […]


Although Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued a joint memo with Attorney General Jeff Sessions in February rescinding the Obama administration’s “guidance” to schools on transgender bathroom policy, a recent memo reveals that her Department has not been immune to political pressure from the LGBTQ rights movement. In the memo dated June 6, Candice Jackson, acting […]


Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the government cannot silence speech which falls outside of its definition of “politically correct.” The case, Matal v. Tam, involved the US Patent and Trademark Office’s refusal to register a rock band’s name because it might offend some people. The “disparagement clause” of a federal trademark law was […]


A new scientific study published by The New Atlantis details the dangerous effects of puberty suppression in treating gender dysphoria, challenging the ideological claim of the LGBT movement that pre-pubescent children should pursue such therapies as early as possible in order to realize their “true” gender. The paper, “Growing Pains: Problems with Puberty Suppression in […]


Even though they are women and therefore, according to the Left, ought to be pro- “women’s health” (code words for abortion and contraception), they are nonetheless arguing that it is unacceptable to force others to pay for contraceptives. Doing so is a violation of the First Amendment’s right to religious freedom, they say. Representatives Diane […]


After a primary on Tuesday that defied expectations, Virginia has its candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General in 2017. Virginia is one of two states that holds elections every year (the other is New Jersey), and this year will have important consequences. As we detailed in March, political analysts will be watching Virginia very closely […]


While it is probably safe to say that abhorrence for President Trump is a universal feeling among Democratic members of Congress, calls for impeachment are not — at least, as of yet. Yesterday morning, at a weekly meeting of House Democrats, members butted heads over the issue. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), who distributed draft articles of […]


Politics is never boring in Virginia — a battleground state which is one of just two states that has elections every year — and last night’s primaries were no exception. (For some background on the races, read our preview from March.) Ed Gillespie narrowly defeated Corey Stewart to secure the Republican nomination for governor. Gillespie, […]


Christian doctors in Canada are facing a serious challenge to their religious freedom — a challenge which could soon threaten doctors here in the US as well. The Christian Medical and Dental Society (CMDS) of Canada has gone to court this week against the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario disputing the requirement that […]


Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a report showing that Obamacare enrollees are fleeing as fast as their premiums are skyrocketing. The findings, which were announced in the 2017 Effectuated Enrollment Snapshot, are part of a growing stack of evidence revealing how much of a failure Barack Obama’s health care program […]


A new poll out in Virginia shows that tomorrow’s gubernatorial primary election may be a lot closer than many originally predicted. Previous polling showed establishment favorite, former RNC chairman and unsuccessful 2014 Senate candidate Ed Gillespie, with a comfortable double digit lead over Prince William County supervisor — and outspoken Trump supporter — Corey Stewart. However, […]


Gallup released the results of a new poll conducted from May 3-7 which surveyed American’s views on abortion. Here are five key takeaways. 1.) Believing abortion should be allowed under any circumstance is a very unpopular position to hold. Only 29 percent of those surveyed believe abortion should be legal in all circumstances. 2.) Nearly […]


Religious freedom was at the heart of President Trump’s speech at the Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning. Exactly one year after they heard from then candidate Trump at last year’s conference, the audience enthusiastically welcomed him back as President. Trump began by thanking the evangelical Christian crowd for their support: […]


Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is calling legislators back to the state Capitol for a special session which he hopes will stop St. Louis from being “an abortion sanctuary city.” The special session, which will start on Monday, will address a St. Louis ordinance, Board Bill 203, passed in February which prohibits discrimination based on “reproductive […]


Yesterday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill placing significant restrictions on abortion providers in his state, and simultaneously called for a special session which will provide an opportunity for further pro-life gains. We reported on the bill last week, shortly after it passed the Texas legislature: On Friday, Texas senators passed several new abortion […]


Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that faith-based nonprofits can be treated in the same way as churches in regards to exemptions to federal retirement plan requirements. This decision, considered a victory by advocates of religious freedom, shows a noteworthy deference by the justices to religious institutions. The case, Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, […]