WaPo reports that Dr. John Willke, one of the many physicians who proved faithful to his Hippocratic Oath and opposed the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision giving mothers and doctors the right to kill unborn humans, has died in Ohio at the age of 89: A son and grandson of physicians, Willke was a general practitioner who delivered babies, among other services, before turning to advocacy work in the late 1960s. He helped found anti-abortion organizations in Ohio before advancing to the national stage, where he served as president of the National Right to Life Committee for a decade before retiring
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina was interviewed by Fox News’ Bret Baier on February 19 during a segment on presidential contenders. When Baier asked her about her views on abortion, she told Baier, “I am pro-life. And the majority of Americans are coming around.” She stated that she believes science is vindicating the pro-life position, stating, “when we can successfully perform surgery in utero at less than five months, it sounds like a life to me.” You can see the full interview below:
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) became the face of Republican timidity when she publicly justified torpedoing a quick vote in January on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, also known as the 20-week bill. She will reap the whirlwind, but it is the House Republican leadership which deserves the blame for this betrayal. Why are GOP elites so squeamish about voting against late-term abortion? It is telling that Rep. Ellmers’ and others’ decision to torpedo a late-term abortion ban came just after a retreat the leadership organized for GOP House members featuring demographer Neil Howe (who coined the term “millennials”) and focused on
Mention former New York Gov. George Pataki or Carly Fiorina in the 2016 GOP primary and many voters will say: “Who?” Nonetheless, Pataki has been giving speeches in New Hampshire, has made plans to speak at the Iowa Agricultural Summit, and is getting his 15 minutes of media buzz. Both Fiorina and Pataki are most likely going to be in the GOP mix. But if you are looking for long shots, Fiorina is the one to take seriously. True, Fiorina (the first female leader of a Fortune 20 company) has not held any political office, and she lost her 2010 bid in California to unseat U.S.
Over at The Stream, the new magazine published by mega-evangelical James Orbison, John Zmirak reports doubts from pro-lifers about Walker’s commitment to life issues, based on his decision to hire several pro-abortion staffers: Pro-life leaders are planning to demand that Walker decisively demonstrate his commitment to the unborn. If he does not purge his campaign of questionable personnel — the kind who will whisper names like “O’Connor” and “Souter” in his ear — then his credibility gap on the issue of life will only widen. I asked ThePulse2016.com’s own Marjorie Dannenfelser for her reaction. “A better barometer would be what happens in
In an interview with the Christian Post, published on February 6, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina expressed her views on a number of different issues, most notably on life, marriage, and Common Core. On life: [L]ife is an important issue that we shouldn’t be afraid to talk about. Like I said at that March for Life event, science is on our side. It shows that unborn babies feel pain and dream at five months and that the DNA on the day that we die is the same DNA we had as a zygote. Every human life is precious and has potential.
Last week in the Daily Caller, I reported on two profiles of courage – or rather one courageous woman and one. . . not so much. Here was my main point: 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. .
After the American Principles Project’s State Lunch on February 5, LifeSiteNews interviewed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. The governor stated that he was “proud to stand up for innocent, unborn life,” and that he was “proud to stand up and say that I believe in the traditional definition of marriage, between a man and a woman.” He urged his fellow potential candidates to follow suit and stand up for their conservative beliefs as well. Jindal reiterated that he was “a believer in traditional marriage…a believer in protecting innocent human life, unborn life. [As well as] a strong believer in religious liberty.” You