A Year for Life: The Top 5 Pro-Life Victories of 2018

2018 was certainly a year of victory for the pro-life movement. As the year draws to a close and we look back on what took place, pro-lifers across the country have cause for celebration. Here are 2018’s top five pro-life victories: 1.) Pro-abortion senators lose their seats in the midterms. A markedly positive outcome from the roller coaster of the 2018 midterms was the number of pro-abortion U.S. senators that lost their races. Politicians such as Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) will not be returning to Congress in January, which is good news for the unborn. 2.)

Ohio House Passes Pro-Life Bill Protecting Unborn with Heartbeat

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, doctors who abort such babies could face one year in prison or a $2,500 fine. There are no exceptions for cases of rape and incest within the bill. However, there is an exception for abortions carried out because of a medical emergency or to save

Threats to Parental Rights Spark Political Battles in Delaware, Ohio

Recent statewide policy proposals in both Delaware and Ohio have captured the attention of national media outlets and highlight a growing phenomenon of government infringement on parental rights, one which has triggered a political firestorm. Moreover, the status of these proposals still remains up in the air, putting legal protection for parental rights in a precarious position in both states — as well as, potentially, the rest of the country. The most recent development came last week, when Delaware Gov. John Carney’s administration announced its decision to scrap a proposed statewide anti-bias policy for schools in all nineteen of the

Who Will Win the Senate in November? A Glance at Each Battleground Race

With just over 100 days to go before election day, what’s the state of the battleground Senate races? The party which controls the White House usually loses seats in Congress in the first midterm after the presidential election. This year is unique in that Republicans could be poised to lose seats in the House while gaining seats in the Senate due to a highly favorable electoral map. There are 10 Senate Democrats up for re-election in states President Trump carried in 2016. Republicans are hoping to hold all their seats in the Senate and pick off a few Democrats for

ACLU, Pro-Choice Groups Outraged By Ohio’s Down Syndrome Abortion Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union is working on behalf of abortion clinics across the state of Ohio to strike down a new state law before it goes into effect. This law would prevent abortions that are solely based on the diagnosis of Down syndrome. Governor John Kasich signed the law in December, and it is scheduled to take effect on March 23rd, 2018. This law will make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion if they are aware that the mother is only seeking an abortion because her unborn baby has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Doctors

“Abortion Is…”? Abortion Facility, Pro-Lifers Launch Dueling Billboards in Ohio

If you were asked about what abortion is, how would you answer? Pro-lifers around the country would likely answer in unison, “Abortion is murder.” However, an abortion facility in Cleveland recently decided to launch a billboard campaign that gave their alternate version of the truth. “Abortion is sacred.” “Abortion is a blessing.” “Abortion is necessary.” “Abortion is a family value.” “Abortion is gender equality.” These are just a few of the messages that went up on 16 different billboards around the city. The “Abortion Is” campaign, run by Preterm, predominantly targets black neighborhoods in Cleveland, with 79 percent of the

Ohio Becomes 23rd State to Protect Unborn Children After 20 Weeks

Ohio’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act officially took effect on Tuesday, placing Ohio among a growing list of states that ban the barbaric practice of late-term abortion. Scientific evidence confirms that unborn babies feel excruciating pain during abortions at 20 weeks (though there is evidence it begins even sooner). At this point, babies are so advanced in development that the only ways to extract them from the womb are dismemberment, saline poisoning, or other brutal methods. Ohio’s law effectively puts an end to late-term abortions in the state. They are the 23rd state to pass such a law, though courts in

Six Days Left: Trump Has a Lot of Outs

When poker players are drawing to a straight or a flush, they will often talk about having a certain number of “outs” — i.e. how many cards are left in the deck that can make their hand, allowing them to win the pot. Donald Trump doesn’t have a winning hand yet, but he has a lot of outs. Last Thursday night, we wrote at Townhall about Donald Trump’s easier-than-you-think path to 270 electoral votes. We explained that Trump could get to 265 by winning Utah, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Arizona, Florida, Nevada, and North Carolina. At the time, this still seemed like a