The 20 week abortion ban failed today in the Senate. Not a huge shock, but still disappointing to anyone who values life. Republican Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) joined nearly all of the Senate Democrats in voting against this bill to protect life. Of course, there’s no excuse for voting against this measure. None. It’s unconscionable. But nobody is particularly surprised. In the immortal words of Dennis Green, when it comes to the Democrats and the Republican turncoats Kirk and Collins, “they are who we thought they were.” Abortion remains legal at any point in a pregnancy. 20 weeks
Donald Trump has been attacking Republicans and conservatives left and right, but has barely even touched Hillary Clinton and the Left. Now Carly Fiorina is calling him out on it. On Fox News on Monday, she said, “For heaven’s sake, I actually wish Mr. Trump would throw a little more heat Hillary Clinton’s way. I feel sometimes as though I’m the only candidate who’s consistently been critical of her.” She also warned Republicans that Hillary will bring up the ‘war on women’ at every opportunity, and called on Republican leaders to go on offense and pass a 20 week abortion
At a campaign stop in Bedford, N.H., on Sunday, Carly Fiorina said House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are “good men” who have been “captured by the status quo.” According to TIME, Fiorina identified three things that if Boehner and McConnell can’t accomplish, they need to be shown the door: 1.) Pass a ban on abortions after 20 weeks and defund Planned Parenthood. The 20 week abortion ban is supported by a large majority of Americans, including women. In January, House Republican leadership backed down from a vote on the bill on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v.
John Kasich has often been billed as a moderate in the GOP race for President. His views on a number of issues, including Common Core, immigration reform, and the Medicaid expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act, place him squarely in what the media labels “the center right.” Left-wing blog Mother Jones, however, makes the case that, whatever Kasich’s view on other matters, he’s an “extremist” on the one issue that really matters to them—abortion: “Kasich is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s going out there trying to sell himself as a moderate, he’s no moderate. He is an extremist,”
After the release of yet another shocking undercover video of a Planned Parenthood official negotiating the sale of body parts, Carly Fiorina has responded to the issue with a video of her own. In the video, Fiorina stands with pro-life leaders: Rev. Dean Nelson, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Catherine Davis, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Lori Hoye, and Pastor Walter Hoye. Fiorina takes the opportunity to lambaste Democrats for standing up for abortion rather than standing up for women: These pro-life leaders are standing with me today to decry the moral depravity that we have seen now from Planned Parenthood. It doesn’t matter whether
It’s been three days since the Planned Parenthood video dropped. Every single GOP presidential candidate has responded — by condemning Planned Parenthood, by calling for Congress to defund Planned Parenthood, or even by calling for a 20 week ban on abortion. Every single one — except for Donald Trump. Why? Donald Trump has quickly become a conservative hero with his brash speaking style and his willingness to address almost any issue aggressively. He’s been a hard-liner on immigration and foreign policy, but he seems unwilling to tackle the life issue. Why is that? Don’t forget — Trump has very little credibility
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will join the presidential race later today, adding to the growing list of 2016 GOP hopefuls. Governor Walker is one of thirteen declared and likely candidates to support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Last Thursday, the Wisconsin legislature sent that very bill to Governor Walker’s desk and he is expected to sign it promptly. Walker already has a strong record of supporting pro-life, pro-woman policies in Wisconsin. Under his leadership, the state of Wisconsin no longer funds abortion giant Planned Parenthood, and health care plans on the state exchanges do not cover abortion on-demand. But
Newly minted conservative hero Donald Trump has been criticized recently for donating over $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. He’s now coming under fire for telling the late Tim Russert during an episode of “Meet the Press” in 1999 that he did not support banning partial-birth abortion and that he was “very pro-choice.” Here’s the video with the full transcript: RUSSERT: Partial-birth abortion. The eliminating of abortion in the third trimester. Big issue in Washington. Would President Trump ban partial-birth abortion. TRUMP: Well look, I’m, I’m, very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it