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  • Straw poll: Walker wins handily

    06/20/2015 2:17:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., won 25.3 percent of the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference straw poll, which was emailed to those who attended this year's conference in Philadelphia. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in second place with 11.6 percent of the vote, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 11 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tied at 9.6 percent. These results show a strong preference for regional candidates as well as governors, and differ greatly from the latest RealClearPolitics totals. Candidates Walker, Christie and former New York Gov. George Pataki were all...
  • National Right to Life Committee disowns Cleveland chapter for defending marriage

    08/05/2013 2:47:03 PM PDT · by Kazan · 182 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Mon Aug 05 2:57 PM EST | LifeSiteNews staff
    CLEVELAND, August 5, 2013 ( - In an unprecedented move on July 17th, the National Right to Life Committee (NRTL) chose to support Senator Rob Portman's newly expressed support of gay marriage and to withdraw support from one of the most effective prolife organizations in the country, Cleveland Right to Life (CRTL). In a letter dated July 17, 2013, the president of National Right to Life, Carol Tobias, informed CRTL President, Molly Smith, that because of their recent addition of support for traditional marriage and the family to its Mission Statement, AND because of CRTL criticism of Senator Portman, that...
  • Women suffer in multiple ways from abortion, reveals new analysis of research

    05/23/2013 8:33:48 AM PDT · by topher · 3 replies ^ | Thu May 23, 2013 09:11 EST | Staff of
    GENEVA, Switzerland, May 23, 2013 (National Right to Life News) - Legalized abortion is widely touted as beneficial to women, but a wealth of medical and psychological evidence suggests otherwise, according to a new analysis of decades of research. The analysis was released today at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO) and National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund (NRLC), an NGO based in Washington, D.C. Jeanne E. Head, R.N., Patrick Buckley and Scott Fischbach, who are in Geneva introducing the analysis, are calling for a renewed emphasis on...
  • [Abortion:] The euphemism imperative

    05/05/2013 5:36:55 AM PDT · by rhema · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/2/13 | Rich Lowry
    President Barack Obama was proud to become the first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood last Friday. But not proud enough to utter the word “abortion.” The right to abortion is the sneakiest, most shame-faced of all American rights. Its most devoted supporters don’t dare speak its name. They hide behind evasion and euphemism and cant. So Obama sang a hymn of praise to Planned Parenthood at the organization’s annual conference without mentioning what makes it so distinctive and controversial. He said it is a group women “count on for so many important services.” He said its core principle is...
  • I say Akin was right; and AIN'T I A WOMAN?**

    08/22/2012 3:20:19 PM PDT · by shhrubbery! · 378 replies
    the conservative circular firing squad | August 22, 2012 | me
    First, I'm a woman. (Seems to be an important qualification if one is to be allowed to have an opinion on "womens' bodies.")I'm used to being attacked by the harridans of the Left, who claim that if you're a pro-life, then you're NOT A WOMAN.But I'm not used to hearing conservatives knee-jerk to the idea that something is "idiotic" just because it's politically incorrect ... according to those same rabid harridans of the Left.I think, like Akin did, that a woman's endocrine system CAN sometimes "shut down" the process of conception, or implantation, as a result of traumatic stress suffered...
  • Doctor behind Todd Akin's rape theory was a Romney surrogate in 2007

    08/21/2012 7:39:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    A physician and former president of the National Right to Life Committee, Willke was an “important surrogate” for Romney’s 2008 presidential bid. Willke is the oft-cited source of the theory that rape-related pregnancies are “rare.” The theory is sometimes used by antiabortion advocates to argue that abortion laws should not contain exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape or incest. Willke believes that trauma caused by violent rape causes a woman’s reproductive system to shut down. He presents this belief as fact in educational materials, including a book about abortion and a website called Willke’s views – and his...
  • Obamacare and Abortion

    07/04/2012 9:26:16 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies ^ | July 4 2012 |
    The Supreme Court’s controversial decision last week to uphold the constitutionality of Obamacare is re-igniting the debate over the president’s health care overhaul and public funding of abortions. Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee, told the Free Beacon recently that “there are a number of different components in Obamacare that would expand abortion” as well as several provisions to fund abortion. Johnson explained that abortion funding “is always included unless it’s explicitly excluded.” He provided Medicaid as an example: “Medicaid law doesn’t say anything about abortion, so Medicaid began to pay for abortion on demand.”...
  • National Right to Life: Supreme Court Decision Means Americans Must Elect Mitt Romney & A...

    07/02/2012 3:52:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    National Right to Life Committee ^ | June 25 2012 | National Right to Life Committee
    “All voters who care about the value and dignity of human life must do everything they can to elect Mitt Romney and a Congress who are committed to repeal of ObamaCare,” said National Right to Life President Carol Tobias. “If President Obama wins re-election, it will mean massive abortion subsidies and it will put the lives of millions at risk through systematic government-imposed rationing of lifesaving medical care.” Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the ObamaCare law is a call-to-action for the right-to-life electorate to work to elect a Congress and president this November committed to repealing ObamaCare...
  • NARAL Endorses Obama, Cites “Highlights” of his “accomplishments”

    05/17/2012 5:21:10 PM PDT · by mnehring · 8 replies
    While not exactly something to hold the presses over, NARAL Tuesday endorsed pro-abortion President Barack Obama for a second term.“The difference between President Obama and Mitt Romney on choice is clear and stark,” said NARAL President Nancy Keenan. “We will make sure that voters understand the importance of re-electing President Obama. We are ready to go to battle and work every day to keep a pro-choice leader in the White House.”Keenan went on to emphasize that NARAL “will focus on a key bloc of women voters in battleground states. Choice is the issue that compels this segment to support President...
  • Dem Candidate Charges SBA List with Criminally Misleading Ads: NRLC Responds

    10/13/2010 3:58:45 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    Wednesday October 13, 2010 Dem Candidate Charges SBA List with Criminally Misleading Ads: NRLC Responds By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., October 13, 2010 ( – The National Right to Life Committee is stepping up to the plate to defend a national pro-life political action committee that has been charged by a pro-life Democrat with criminally misleading voters about his vote in favor of the national health care law sought by President Barack Obama.U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus, the incumbent Democrat in Ohio’s 1st District, filed a criminal complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission against the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA...
  • Confirms: Obamacare Dollars Were Set to Fund Abortions before Controversy

    07/23/2010 11:10:07 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies ^ | July 23, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Friday July 23, 2010 Confirms: Obamacare Dollars Were Set to Fund Abortions before Controversy By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2010 ( - The non-partisan fact-checking site has vindicated the National Right to Life Committee's (NRLC) claim that federal monies were on the brink of funding abortions in state high-risk insurance pools before the matter was exposed by NRLC, prompting the Obama administration to retroactively enforce Hyde-amendment restrictions.The controversy erupted a week and a half ago, when NRLC revealed that abortions would be funded under a $160 million Pennsylvania program, a fact that contradicted the repeated assurances of President Obama...
  • NRLC Pac makes endorsements in WV 1st and 3rd Cong. races

    04/15/2010 12:48:53 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 295+ views
    WASHINGTON -- Today, the political arm of the nation's largest pro-life organization, the National Right to Life Political Action Committee (NRL PAC) endorsed four candidates in order to replace Congressmen Alan Mollohan (D-WV 1) and Nick Rahall (D-WV 3) in the House of Representatives. For the primary election to be held on May 11, 2010, NRL PAC endorsed Republican David McKinley and Democrat Mike Oliverio in the first congressional district and Republican Elliott "Spike" Maynard and Democrat Bruce Barilla in the third congressional district. "Congressmen Alan Mollohan and Nick Rahall voted for the most abortion-expansive single piece of legislation ever...
  • Eagle Forum and NRTL actively oppose Personhood - the definitive response

    04/09/2010 5:11:47 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies · 739+ views ^ | April 8, 2010 | Leslie Hanks and Gualberto Garcia-Jones
    Colorado Right to LifeResponse to Eagle Forum and Concerns about Personhood Dear [Colorado] Pro-Life Delegate, Please support the Personhood Amendment #62! The most fundamental right recognized by our Constitution is the God-given right to life. It is government’s foremost duty to uphold the right to life of all innocent human beings, without exception. The Personhood Amendment – Amendment 62 on your November ballot –recognizes the right to life of unborn children from the beginning of their biological development as a human being. Forty states currently are following Colorado's leadership and trying, through legislation or ballot initiatives, to get Personhood recognized...
  • Newly-Unveiled Obama Health Bill Proposal Even More Pro-Abortion: NRLC

    02/22/2010 3:42:00 PM PST · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 542+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/22/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, DC, February 22, 2010 ( - A new health care bill proposed by President Obama Monday threatens to expand abortion even more drastically than the health care bills stymied in Congress over the past several months, says the National Right to Life Committee.The White House is threatening to ram the proposal through the Senate on a 51-vote majority using a tactic known as budget reconciliation.  The process circumvents the need for a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority by placing the health care overhaul under the heading of a "budget" bill."Any member of Congress who votes for the final legislation proposed by...
  • National Right to Life Committee statement on new Reid abortion language

    12/19/2009 11:25:57 AM PST · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 700+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | December 19, 2009 | Kathryn Jean Lopze
    WASHINGTON -- The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of right-to-life organizations in all 50 states, strongly opposes the abortion language contained in the "manager's amendment" filed today by U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nv.). Reid intends to press for Senate approval of the language during the days immediately ahead, without allowing an opportunity for any revisions to be considered. The following statement may be attributed to NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson: "The manager’s amendment is light years removed from the Stupak-Pitts Amendment that was approved by the House of Representatives on November 8 by a bipartisan...
  • With Friends Like Right-to-Life, Who Needs Enemies?

    11/08/2009 8:02:31 AM PST · by taxcutisapayraise · 21 replies · 966+ views
    Hope for Arizona blog ^ | Nov. 8, 2009 | taxcutisapayraise
    I have my pro-life credentials. I’ve fought in the trenches, so shut-up. Too many times while in the trenches, Right-to-Life national leaders have been there wiping out our side, handing victory to the pro-aborts. Today, I lament and pray for and with Rep. John Shaddegg (AZ) who knew that if he could have received just a little bit of Right-to-Life’s cooperation, Pelosi’s health care bill would have gone down. Instead, Shaddegg got a Right-to-Life knife in the back. The battle lost in the House over the government health care takeover rests in large part on the shoulders of the national...
  • National Right to Life Responds to Sebelius Comments on 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos'

    09/13/2009 12:32:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 1,043+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 9/13/09 | National Right to Life Committee
    Contact: Derrick Jones, National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), 202-423-3329 cell,   WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, appearing on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, addressed questions pertaining to the effect of health care legislation on abortion policy. George Stephanopoulos has posted a partial transcript of the exchange on his blog at   What follows is a reaction from Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the national federation of right-to-life organizations: "For months, the President, his staff, and his congressional allies have misrepresented actual...
  • Obama White House Urges Tax-Funded Abortion-on-Demand in D.C.

    05/08/2009 8:21:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 191 replies · 7,029+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/8/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2009 ( - President Obama's budget recommendations unveiled yesterday are being criticized by the National Right to Life Committee for recommending the re-introduction of taxpayer-funded abortion in Washington, D.C. The White House submission urges the House and Senate to repeal a law known as the Dornan Amendment that prevents tax-funded abortion, except for cases of rape, incest, or threat to the mother's life, in the District of Columbia for several years. Because Congress holds legislative authority over the District of Columbia, the district's budget must be appropriated by Congress through an annual appropriations bill. The White...
  • Senate Rejects Amendment Protecting Abortion-Conscience Rights for Doctors (Action Alert!)

    04/06/2009 8:39:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 1,341+ views
    Life News ^ | April 3, 2009 | Steve Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- The Senate on Thursday night rejected an amendment from a pro-life senator that would have provided conscience protection on abortion for doctors and medical centers. The amendment comes at a time when President Barack Obama is considering overturning further protections.Sen Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, sponsored an amendment to the Senate budget bill that would protect the right of conscience for health care workers.His budget amendment was to "protect the freedom of conscience for patients and the right of health care providers to serve patients without violating their moral and religious convictions."However, the Senate rejected the...
  • Award-Winning Documentary on Terri Schiavo to be Featured at National Right to Life Convention

    03/28/2009 1:39:36 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 34 replies · 1,132+ views
    eNewsChannels ^ | Fri, 27 Mar 2009 18:27:39 -0700 PDT | Aria Munro
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) will have a special screening of the new documentary, “The Terri Schiavo Story” from Franklin Springs Family Media, at their national convention in June. Additionally, National Right to Life will be endorsing the film in their April edition of the National Right to Life News which is sent out to nearly 400,000 subscribers. NRLC State Organization and Development Director Jacki Ragan stated, “This story is one that pro-lifers ought to review once a year.” The NRLC review of the documentary goes on to say, “The DVD does an excellent job...
  • We Shall Not Weary, We Shall Not Rest

    02/16/2009 10:05:11 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies · 532+ views
    First Things ^ | Friday, July 11, 2008 | Fr. Richard John Neuhaus
    This is my closing address at the annual convention of the National Right to Life Committee held last week in Arlington, Virginia.Once again this year, the National Right to Life convention is partly a reunion of veterans from battles past and partly a youth rally of those recruited for the battles to come. And that is just what it should be. The pro-life movement that began in the 20th century laid the foundation for the pro-life movement of the 21st century. We have been at this a long time, and we are just getting started. All that has been...
  • New Study: Top Reason for Women's Abortions is No Supportive Partner, Father

    01/16/2009 10:55:06 AM PST · by wagglebee · 55 replies · 1,149+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/16/09 | Wanda Franz, Ph.D. Note: Dr. Wanda Franz is the president of the National Right to Life Committee and a former professor of clinical psychology at West Virginia University.The pro-life movement in this country has been very successful in reducing the numbers of abortions and the abortion rate (the number of abortions per 1,000 women of child-bearing age). In 2005, the abortion rate was down 33% from its peak in 1980/81, the same level it had been in 1974. If the abortion rate had not decreased from its peak value in 1980/81, but simply stayed the same, there would have been 50% more...
  • ABC Censors Pro-Life Ad Exposing Barack Obama's Pro-Abortion Record

    10/11/2008 8:30:27 PM PDT · by flyfree · 33 replies · 1,373+ views
    New York, NY ( -- The ABC television network is coming under fire from a leading pro-life group for censoring a political radio ad that criticizes Barack Obama's pro-abortion voting record. National Right to Life hoped to run the ad during the nationally syndicated Sean Hannity radio program. The ad asks Obama when he will apologize for calling the group "liars" for pointing out how he misrepresented his votes in the Illinois legislature against bills that would require medical care for babies who survive failed abortions. Two nonpartisan groups, and have verified NRLC's claims as true -- leading...
  • Voter guide comparison of President Candidates (you can copy and print)

    09/25/2008 8:33:40 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies · 1,389+ views
    Several groups are beginning to release voter guides for the upcoming Presidential election. These can be printed and used in church bulletins, etc. National Right to Life: English version: Spanish verson: Also, from American Family Association HTML version: PDF version:
  • National Right to Life calls GOP platform "Strongest Ever"

    08/28/2008 11:52:23 AM PDT · by flyfree · 9 replies · 259+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 28, 2008 ( - As the Democratic Party officially nominated pro-abortion Senator Barack Obama for president and pro-abortion Senator Joe Biden for vice-president during the third day of their convention in Denver yesterday, the Republican Party Platform Committee, meeting in Minneapolis, adopted the strongest and most explicit support for life ever expressed by a major political party. "We applaud the Republican Party, and especially the members of the platform committee representing grassroots pro-life Republicans across the country, for making such a strong and unequivocal stand supporting life at all stages," said National Right to Life Political Director Karen...
  • Obama Cover-up on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Continues to Unravel...

    08/18/2008 3:02:24 PM PDT · by topher · 26 replies · 527+ views
    NRLC (National Right to Life Committee ^ | August 18, 2008 | Douglas Johnson
    Obama Cover-up on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Continues to Unravel After Sen. Obama Says NRLC is "Lying" [Note: Full Title too long to be posted, shortened to fit] By Douglas Johnson NRLC Legislative Director WASHINGTON (August 18, 2008, Noon) -- Senator Barack Obama's four-year effort to cover up his full role in killing legislation to protect born-alive survivors of abortions continues to unravel. In the most recent developments, Senator Obama himself, in a videorecorded interview Saturday night with David Brody of CBN News (subsequently broadcast on both CBN and CNN), said three times that National Right to Life was "lying" in...
  • Obama Calls Pro-Lifers Liars

    08/18/2008 10:12:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 912+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 18, 2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is harshly accusing a pro-life group of "lying" about his record on abortion as a Illinois state senator, despite compelling evidence on the pro-lifers' side. Obama made the aggressive attack when Christian Broadcasting Network Senior National Correspondent David Brody asked Obama about documentation the National Right to Life Committee recently obtained of a 2003 committee vote on “born alive” legislation that would have required medical officials to give life-saving care to babies who survived abortion. Obama has said again and again he voted against versions of that bill as an Illinois state senator because it...
  • Obama Says Right to Life Coalition Is Lying About His Record

    08/17/2008 4:38:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 415+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 17, 2008
    This was a horrible mistake. The Messiah called the Right to Life Coalition liars-- even though their allegations that Obama did not support born-alive legislation are well documented. The NRLC even found an Associated Press article to back them up. Recently published documents by Jill Stanek prove that in 2003, Barack Obama, as chairman of an IL state Senate committee, voted down a bill to protect live-born survivors of abortion:Here is a copy of the committee roll call vote:The right hand column shows the roll call by which Obama and his Democratic colleagues killed the amended bill - the bill...
  • Barack Obama Says Pro-Life Group Lying About His Pro-Infanticide Votes

    08/17/2008 5:40:50 PM PDT · by SErtelt · 43 replies · 698+ views ^ | August 17, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Barack Obama Says Pro-Life Group Lying About His Pro-Infanticide Votes Washington, DC -- Barack Obama has some harsh words for a leading pro-life group that has exposed his misrepresentations about his votes against two bills that would have stopped infanticides. Obama goes as far as saying the National Right to Life Committee is lying about his record. At issue are votes Obama cast against a bill that would have made sure babies who survive botched abortions get adequate medical care. Read the complete story:
  • Obama Cover-up Revealed On Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Bill

    08/11/2008 1:58:16 PM PDT · by flyfree · 9 replies · 199+ views
    National Right to Life ^ | August 11, 2008 | National Right to Life
    New documents just obtained by NRLC, and linked below, prove that Senator Obama has for the past four years blatantly misrepresented his actions on the Illinois Born-Alive Infants Protection bill. Summary and comment by NRLC spokesman Douglas Johnson:  "Newly obtained documents prove that in 2003, Barack Obama, as chairman of an Illinois state Senate committee, voted down a bill to protect live-born survivors of abortion -- even after the panel had amended the bill to contain verbatim language, copied from a federal bill passed by Congress without objection in 2002, explicitly foreclosing any impact on abortion.  Obama's legislative actions in 2003 --...
  • Breaking news: New documents show Obama cover-up on born-alive survivors bill

    08/11/2008 7:20:08 AM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 434+ views ^ | 8/11/08 | Jill Stanek
    Last week Doug Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee drew my attention to a previously unnoticed January 2008 article by Terence Jeffrey stating Barack Obama actually did vote against a version of the IL Born Alive Infants Protection Act that was identical to the federal version, contrary to multiple public statements Obama or his surrogates have made to rationalize his opposition to the IL bill for the past 4 years. Since then we have found 2 separate documents proving Barack Obama has been misrepresenting facts. In fact, Barack Obama is more liberal than any U.S. senator, voting against...
  • Obama Worse than Clintons on Abortion Says National Right to Life Leader Interview-SCOTUS Critical

    07/23/2008 3:49:10 PM PDT · by · 8 replies · 454+ views ^ | July 23, 2008 | John-Henry Westen
    By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2008 ( - sat down with Brian Johnston, Western Director for the National Right to Life Committee for an interview yesterday, in which Johnston stressed that current Democratic Presidential candidate Barak Hussein Obama is even more radical on abortion than Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. “Right now at this moment in history the one thing that in the United States of America every citizen can impact is the destiny of our nation,” began Johnston. “And that is through the Presidential race. The next President is likely going to...
  • We Shall Not Weary, We Shall Not Rest

    07/12/2008 1:24:28 PM PDT · by don-o · 16 replies · 137+ views
    First Things ^ | July 11, 2008 | Father Richard John Neuhaus
    This is my closing address at the annual convention of the National Right to Life Committee held last week in Arlington, Virginia. Once again this year, the National Right to Life convention is partly a reunion of veterans from battles past and partly a youth rally of those recruited for the battles to come. And that is just what it should be. The pro-life movement that began in the 20th century laid the foundation for the pro-life movement of the 21st century. We have been at this a long time, and we are just getting started. All that has been...
  • NRLC: Pro-Life Issue Tops Others in Nov. Election (Thompson Keynote speaker)

    07/08/2008 3:01:26 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 2 replies · 182+ views ^ | Sun, Jul. 06 2008 05:38 PM EDT | Alexander J. Sheffrin
    Former Senator and Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson, a keynote speaker at the group’s convention, said that pro-life supporters should oppose the election of Democratic Senator Obama, an ardent abortion supporter, at all cost. "If Sen. Obama is elected, he will, through Supreme Court and federal court nominations, cause [abortion] to accelerate, and that will bring about changes in this country that no one in the room, and most Americans, want to see," CNS quoted Thompson as saying. "And no one in this room will live long enough to see [the changes] rectified,” he added. Both Thompson and NRLC leaders...
  • Fred Thompson Opens National Right to Life Convention With Pro-Life Passion

    07/04/2008 3:37:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 195+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/4/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson served as the highlight of the opening ceremonies of the National Right to Life convention Thursday morning. He urged the more than one thousand pro-life activists attending the annual event to stick to their pro-life principles regardless of the wins or losses. Thompson said there “has been a lot of talk about the need for change in this country and this has become Senator Obama’s mantra.” He said Congress is controlled by pro-abortion politicians “so I see the need for great change in this country.” Thompson worried about a change...
  • A matter of life: In almost every way, McCain, Obama on opposite sides of America's abortion divide

    06/20/2008 9:45:56 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 24 replies · 187+ views
    WORLD ^ | June 28, 2008 | Jamie Dean
    Long before Sen. Barack Obama secured the Democratic presidential nomination, the candidate mused about the first thing he would do as president. At a Planned Parenthood gathering in Washington, D.C., last July, Obama told supporters of America's largest abortion network: "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act." The purpose of the pro-abortion legislation—first introduced in the Senate in 1989—is clear: "To prohibit, consistent with Roe v. Wade, the interference by the government with a woman's right to choose to bear a child or terminate a pregnancy." The bill has never passed Congress, but...
  • Name a Pro-life U.S. Supreme Court Justice

    05/22/2008 1:13:33 PM PDT · by Lesforlife · 21 replies · 618+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 5/21/08 | American RTL
    $10,000 Offer to National RTL From American RTL to Name 'One' Pro-Life Justice PR Newswire Article Last Updated: 05/21/2008 12:53:40 PM MDT DENVER, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "American Right To Life is offering attorney James Bopp $10,000 for National RTL," said the group's president Brian Rohrbough, "if he can name a single justice on the current U.S. Supreme Court who has ever acknowledged that the unborn child has a right to life, whether in a majority opinion or a dissent." "A quarter century after Bopp and NRTL refused President Ronald Reagan's offer to work toward federalpersonhood legislation, they have long...
  • Prominent Pro-Life Group Backs McCain (National Right-To-Life Committee)

    04/10/2008 11:42:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 188+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | April 9, 2008 | Alexander J. Sheffrin
    The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation’s largest and most influential pro-life organization, has announced the “unanimous” decision by its board of directors to back Republican presidential hopeful John McCain. The decision by NRLC’s board of directors to support the Arizona senator in his bid for the presidency was first made known in a report by, an independent news agency that “reaches more than 250,000 pro-life advocates each week.” NRLC’s position was later confirmed in an email to The Christian Post, which also received a copy of the passed resolution. “Be it resolved that National Right to...
  • Leading Pro-Life Group Supports John McCain

    04/07/2008 1:28:40 PM PDT · by SErtelt · 23 replies · 194+ views ^ | April 7, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven Ertelt Editor April 7, 2008 Washington, DC ( -- The National Right to Life Committee has announced it is supporting eventual Republican nominee John McCain for president. Officials from the prominent pro-life group told the difference on abortion compared with the pro-abortion Democratic candidates is significant.
  • Pro-life groups choose McCain (Wisconsin Right To Life Leader)

    02/18/2008 6:26:34 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 63 replies · 186+ views
    "He is pro-life in his heart of hearts, in my opinion," said Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican and a pro-life movement leader, who said Mr. McCain's commitment stretches back across decades of votes in the House and Senate. "When you contrast him with the alternative and you think about such things as Supreme Court appointments, McCain is a far better choice," said Barbara L. Lyons, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life, an organization that took Mr. McCain all the way to the Supreme Court over his campaign-finance laws, and won. "From my perspective, I see him as...
  • Thompson gets National Right to Life endorsement

    01/12/2008 11:15:32 AM PST · by Salvation · 133 replies · 124+ views
    National Right to Life ^ | November 13, 2007 | Klaus Marre
    Thompson gets National Right to Life endorsement   By Klaus Marre | Posted: 11/13/07 11:22 a.m. [ET] November 13, 2007 Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson (R) received a major boost to his campaign Tuesday with the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee. With his main rivals for the GOP nomination all receiving the endorsement of a prominent figure in Christian conservative circles, the backing of the prominent anti-abortion group is key for Thompson. “In supporting me, those who have worked tirelessly to defend life are supporting a consistent conservative who has stood with them yesterday, who stands...
  • The Legacy of Judas: National Right to Life

    12/22/2007 6:54:25 PM PST · by Lesforlife · 17 replies · 991+ views
    American Right to Life ^ | December 20, 2006 | Brian Rohrbough
    The Legacy of Judas: National Right to Life Contact: Donna Ballentine, 888-888-2785 MEDIA ADVISORY, Dec. 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Brian Rohrbough, President, American RTL: Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot went to the chief priests and said, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?" And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him. In 1981, after president Ronald Reagan agreed he would sign federal personhood legislation for the unborn, National Right to Life and their longtime...
  • Minn. Anti-Abortion Group Endorses Fred Thompson

    12/17/2007 3:09:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 243+ views
    WCCO-TV ^ | December 17, 2007
    A Minnesota anti-abortion organization has endorsed former Senator and TV star Fred Thompson for president. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life says the Republican earned the endorsement with his consistent opposition to abortion. The group says he opposed using tax dollars to pay for abortion and certain kinds of stem cell research. The National Right to Life Committee announced its endorsement for Thompson about a month ago.
  • Fred Thompson Receives Endorsement of California ProLife Council

    12/17/2007 2:45:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 246+ views
    Earned Media ^ | December 17, 2007 | Jeff Sadosky
    Today Senator Fred Thompson received the endorsement of the California ProLife Council. "There are so many pro-life candidates in the race," said Lawrence Lehr, PAC Chairman. "But Fred Thompson is clearly the one, consistently pro-life candidate with the ability to win in November. It is important that pro-life voters rally around a candidate that can make a difference." The California ProLife Council is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee. CPLC is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian grassroots organization dedicated to the cessation of the perceived need for abortion, euthanasia and infanticide. California ProLife Council believes this goal...
  • Vermont Right-to-Life endorses Fred!

    12/13/2007 1:31:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 595+ views
    Fred Thompson News ^ | December 13, 2007
    Vermont Right to Life is the latest statewide pro-life organization to back Fred Thompson's bid for the Republican nomination for president. Their endorsement follows on the heels of those from state pro-life groups in West Virginia, New York, Wyoming, and Wisconsin. In a statement sent to, Sharon Toborg, treasurer of the Vermont Right to Life Political Committee, says the endorsement reflects Thompson's consistent pro-life views and his ability to win the nomination and general election. “It is great that so many candidates in the Republican Primary are pro-life and have been strong friends of the pro-life effort," she said....
  • Fred Thompson gets endorsement from anti-abortion SC group

    12/07/2007 7:31:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 282+ views
    WIS-TV10 ^ | December 5, 2007
    COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - The South Carolina affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee has endorsed Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson. South Carolina Citizens for Life on Wednesday praised the former Tennessee senator's voting record on abortion issues. In a news release, the group cited Thompson's vote against so-called partial-birth abortion and his stance for adult stem cell research but not embryonic stem cell research. Thompson has touted his anti-abortion voting record during his campaign. He has already been endorsed by the committee's national group.
  • Washington Post-ABC News Poll (Fred Thompson surging in Iowa!)

    11/21/2007 11:56:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies · 261+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, November 20, 2007
    This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone November 14-18, 2007, among a random sample of 400 Iowans likely to vote in the Republican caucus. The results have a five percentage point margin of sampling error. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa. *= less than 0.5 percent --snip-- 4. (FOR SCREENING PURPOSES) If the caucuses were being held today, would you attend the (Democratic Party caucus) or the (Republican Party caucus) in your precinct? Democratic caucus Republican caucus 11/18/07 0 100 7/31/07 0 100 5. If the Republican caucus were being held today, and the...
  • Fred Thompson’s First Iowa Mailer

    11/20/2007 12:01:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 306+ views
    The American Mind ^ | November 20, 2007 | Sean Hackbarth
    Here’s something for the really hardcore, political geeks. Fred’s first Iowa mailer. Much talk is about campaigns’ tv commercials but in Iowa mailers are very important. Disclaimer: I work for Friends of Fred Thompson, Inc.
  • Huckabee: Abortion Not States' Call

    11/19/2007 5:32:58 AM PST · by the tongue · 159 replies · 326+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Nov. 18, 2007
    Huckabee: Abortion Not States' Call Sunday, November 18, 2007 3:01 PM Article Font Size WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee rejects letting states decide whether to allow abortions, claiming the right to life is a moral issue not subject to multiple interpretations. "It's the logic of the Civil War," Huckabee said Sunday, comparing abortion rights to slavery. "If morality is the point here, and if it's right or wrong, not just a political question, then you can't have 50 different versions of what's right and what's wrong." "For those of us for whom this is a moral question, you...
  • Mike Huckabee: For states' rights before he was against states' rights

    11/18/2007 11:53:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 558+ views
    The Arkansas Times ^ | November 18, 2007 | Max Brantley
    FLIP FLOP ALERT! FLIP FLOP ALERT! CALLING ROMNEY OPPO TEAM! Earlier today, we linked coverage of The Huckster on Fox News, where he couldn't have been clearer that he opposes a state-by-state solution to abortion. This is to differentiate himself from Fred Thompson, who's taken that approach and thus, in effect, would permit abortion to remain legal in at least some states, regardless of how the Bush court might rule someday on Roe v. Wade. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee rejects letting states decide whether to allow abortions, claiming the right to life is a moral issue not subject to...