From my article in the Washington Post: "For pro-life activists, was Pope Francis’ interview disappointing? Not for those of us who believe the protection of life requires more than opposition to legal abortion. To really stand for life means opposing the direct and indirect threats to life posed by inadequate healthcare, poverty, mass atrocities, euthanasia, … Continue reading Pope Francis: A Great Ally For Pro-life Democrats
Pope Francis, it seems clearer and clearer, is a true “whole lifer.” In an interview published Thursday, he said that the Church cannot “obsess” with issuing pronouncements against abortion, but must approach that issue “in context” and must support persons “starting from their situation” and “accompany[ing] them with mercy.” He included powerful words about helping … Continue reading The Whole Life Pope
Richard M. Doerflinger, USCCB: "Poverty and the hopelessness it can bring into people’s lives is a major factor in the abortion rate. In one study by the Guttmacher Institute, women on Medicaid had twice the abortion rate of other women, even in states that fund childbirth but not abortions."
Helen M. Alvaré and Meg T. McDonnell: "Embryology, genetics, neurology, not to mention ultrasound technology — they are probably responsible for the fact that none of the abortion-rights Web sites bothers any longer to attack the humanity of the unborn child. Second, the human rights nature of the abortion debate just never gets old."
Take Part: "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is turning out to be the pro-life movement’s best friend."
ABC News: "A pregnant teen who sued her parents, claiming they were coercing her to have an abortion, will be able to give birth to her baby."
Kristen Day: "Unless there is a united front to put pregnant women first, Roe will continue to provide a wedge issue, an excuse to raise money, or a reason to March on Washington. Women deserve better. Children deserve better. America deserves common-sense solutions that empower women to choose life."
The Hill: "Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced three anti-abortion rights bills Thursday, one of which would double spending for a pregnancy assistance program aimed to help pregnant teens and college students."
American Spectator: "But at the moment Americans began to become more accepting of same-sex marriage, they were also becoming more pro-life — and, again, that change in sentiment was due to the changing views of young people."
Anna Williams: "The battle over abortion, Shields concludes, 'will be fought increasingly by gender egalitarians.' Just don’t expect the pro-choice movement to admit it."