Politics

Alabama Governor Defends Signing Abortion Ban and Doesn’t Care if Hollywood Boycotts Her State, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – In her statement announcing her decision to sign the bill, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey points to the fact that the bill “was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers” of the state’s legislature… “Many Americans, myself included, disagreed when Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. The sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit this important matter, and they believe this act may bring about the best opportunity for this to occur,” Ivey said in her statement.

The Guardian Newspaper of London Tells Staff: Use ‘Climate Crisis’ … ‘Change’ is ‘Too Gentle’

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – Staff at the Guardian newspaper of London, England, has been directed to address “global warming” more aggressively and use “climate crisis” or “climate emergency” instead of “climate change,” which it considers “too passive and gentle.”… An internal communication at the British daily was obtained by the Washington Examiner, which dubs the paper as “a proud bastion of liberalism” in the United Kingdom… “’Climate change’ [sounds] rather passive and gentle when what scientists are talking about is a catastrophe for humanity”…

There Are No Exceptions, Mr. President, by Judie Brown

By Judie Brown, American Life League – American Life League president, Judie Brown, issued the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump’s stance on abortion exceptions: Sadly, President Donald Trump has now aligned himself with the mainstream less-than-pro-life political movement by Tweeting: “As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly pro-life, with the three exceptions—rape, incest, and protecting the life of the mother—the same position taken by Ronald Reagan.”

Cardinal Burke: Resisting ‘Large-Scale Muslim Immigration’ Is Patriotic

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – “To be opposed to large-scale Muslim immigration is a responsible exercise of one’s patriotism,” the cardinal said. Distinguishing “true refugees” from other migrants, he said that allowing mass migration, especially of those who do not share the foundational beliefs of one’s culture, is irresponsible… “To resist large-scale Muslim immigration in my judgment is to be responsible,” he said, speaking at an annual pro-life, pro-family meeting in Rome last Friday… Those coming from Muslim counties present a particular problem for the West, because Islam “believes it is destined to rule the world,” said Burke, the former head of the Vatican’s highest court.

I’ve Had 2 Abortions. Here’s Why I Support Alabama’s Pro-Life Law. by Leslie Dean

By Leslie Dean, Daily Signal – I’m an unlikely person to be supporting Alabama’s new pro-life law. I was pro-choice for many years, and as a young woman I had not one, but two abortions… Both of my abortions would have been illegal under Alabama’s new law passed last week. The law bans abortion at all stages and allows an exception only to save the life of the mother. Other states like Missouri and Louisiana aren’t far behind Alabama—and I applaud them all… I’ve come a long way to get to this position. As I mentioned, I was once pro-choice.

Vaccines From Abortion – Time to Report the Truth! by Debi Vinnedge

By Debi Vinnedge, Ex. Dir., Children of God for Life – When articles like What does the Catholic Church teach about vaccines, Washington D.C. (CNA) appear in what is supposed to be valid Catholic news, mass confusion abounds and false information becomes viral on social media and worse, in the chanceries of some dioceses. In an email to Catholic News Agency dated May 10, 2009 we asked they correct their errors and publish the truth. Since they have not responded, we will because it is important that the facts are reported.

CA Parents Not Surrendering Kids to Sick Sex-Ed, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – Informed Parents of California has announced parents are keeping their children home as part of a sit-out day planned for today, May 17… Their target is the California Healthy Youth Act and in particular the graphic public school lessons that have been likened to child pornography… Informed Parents founder Stephanie Yates tells OneNewsNow that California children are not getting a birds-and-the-bees lesson… “We’re dealing with a radical agenda,” she warns, “and to deal with a radical agenda that they’re pushing, we have to take radical action.”

VP Mike Pence Slams Democrats for Refusing Vote on Anti-Infanticide Bill, This is “Deeply Troubling”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday issued a statement about abortion and said he is very concerned about Democrats who continue to refuse a vote on a bill to stop infanticide and Congress… Pence slammed Democrats and their leader Nancy Pelosi who “refuses even to vote on a bill that would protect children that are born alive is deeply troubling to millions of Americans.”.. Pelosi and House Democrats continue to refuse a request to allow a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions.

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion; Prepared to Sign Fetal ‘Heartbeat’ Ban

By Morgan Gstalter, The Hill – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) is reportedly prepared to break with the Democratic Party to sign a bill banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat detected if it passes a final vote in the state House, The Associated Press reported… The proposal awaits a final vote before it heads to Edwards’s desk. The legislation would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around the six-week mark, before many women even know they are pregnant… The procedure would be allowed if the pregnant woman’s health is in “serious risk,” but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest, AP noted.

The Babies in the ‘Breyer Patch’, by Judie Brown

By Judie Brown. American Life League – It is “dangerous,” (Justice) Breyer concluded, “to overrule a decision only because five members” of the court disagree with it. “Today’s decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the Court will overrule next.” And if there were any doubt which cases Breyer was alluding to in this dark denouement, he cited the portion of Planned Parenthood v. Casey that explained why Roe should be upheld. The justice has hoisted a red flag, alerting the country that the court’s conservative majority is preparing an assault on the right to abortion access.

Trump: “This Was TREASON!” by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNS News – “TREASON!” President Trump tweeted on Friday morning: My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!… Trump apparently was reacting to Bill Hemmer’s interview with Attorney General William Barr, in which Barr said he has been “trying to get answers to questions” about the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, but “I found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate.”

AP: House Democrats Approve Homosexual Rights Bill

Associated Press – Democrats in the House approved sweeping homosexual rights legislation Friday. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations and other areas… Called the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The vote was 236-173… The legislation’s chief sponsor, David Cicilline, who is homosexual, said it affirms fairness and equality as core American values… Most Republicans oppose the bill and call it another example of government overreach. Several GOP lawmakers spoke against it Friday on the House floor. President Donald Trump is widely expected to veto the legislation if it reaches his desk.

Forced Birth or a Moral Human Duty, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – The state of Alabama has done a remarkable and courageous thing by outlawing abortion in the state, with an exception if the mother’s life is in danger. Georgia passed their own law banning abortions after 6 weeks… Abortion-demanders are apoplectic. They left livid behind miles ago and are simply beyond consolation now. Poor devils… We will hear ever-louder cries of “forced birth!” and see the handmaiden costumes employed for dramatic emphasis. So let’s talk about it.

Catholicism and White Guilt, by Richard Storey

By Richard Storey, Crisis Magazine – Are you an ethnically European Catholic? Do you talk about “white guilt” or “white privilege” with other Catholics? Whether you like it or not, this politically motivated conversation is coming your way. Are you ready for it? A far better question is: what is the Church’s teaching on such things?… Over the past several years, various articles have caught my eye in which a Catholic college or university has begun teaching a course on “whiteness” or something similar. “It’s just another Neo-Marxist attack-vector on the supposedly evil, oppressive majority,” I said to myself….

A Christian Gentleman in the Nation’s Capital, by George Weigel

By George Weigel, Denver Catholic – Jim Billington was similarly multi-layered in terms of accomplishments. To the rich array of his talents already described this morning, I would add one from my Wilson Center experience with him in 1984-85: His singular ability to enter any conversation and ask the one, penetrating question that got everyone thinking in a fresh way — no mean accomplishment among high-powered academics, who may doubt the pope’s infallibility, but not their own.

Vatican’s Former Doctrine Chief: Open Letter Accusing Pope of Heresy Deserves ‘Response’, Dr. Maike Hickson

By Dr. Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews – Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said that while he believes Pope Francis is not a heretic, the April 30 Open Letter from prominent clergymen and scholars accusing the Pope of committing heresy, nevertheless, deserves a “response” from Rome… (he) said in an interview with Die Tagespost’s Regina Einig that the authors of the letter are “renowned theologians.” Therefore, he says, “it would be important that the Holy Father makes the Congregation for the Faith issue a response, and not the Secretary of State or any of his friendly journalists or theologians.”

Chinese Catholics to Suffer Worst Persecution World has Ever Seen: Expert Steven Mosher

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – China expert and social scientist Steven Mosher warned that persecution of Christians, particularly Catholics, in China is currently unfolding in a way the “world has never seen the likes of.”… Mosher, the president of the Population Research Institute who in 1979 was the first American social scientist to visit mainland China, began his talk at the Rome Life Forum on Thursday at the Angelicum by saying he wished he had happier news to tell his audience… Citing Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s video address, Mosher said the bishop had spoken to his heart in talking about the City of God versus the City of Man.

Abortion Lobby Killing Free Speech, Too, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Patriot Post – There was a time when there were real liberals on the Left. That is, people who believed in liberty. Their disagreements with conservatives were profound, but they shared a commitment to free speech, religious liberty, and more… Today, however, those traditional liberals are nowhere to be found. The hard, authoritarian Left dominates Democratic politics. That is obvious on a number of issues, especially abortion… Consider the argument of Alabama State Representative John Rogers: “You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved. You send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later.”

Abortion a Deductible Medical Expense? Who Knew? by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Self-described “progressives” often use the terms mentioned in the same sentence, but a GOP congressman – and many others – says “abortion” is not “health care.”… Yesterday, Representative Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) introduced the Abortion Is Not Health Care Act, which would end the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of out-of-pocket abortion costs as a medical expense… “Most people don’t realize that you can claim an abortion as an out-of-pocket medical expense under the IRS code and get a deduction for that”…

USA TODAY: Why the US Birthrate Hitting a 32-Year Low Could Become a Big Problem

By Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY – “We’re clearly in the throes of major social change with regard to women getting married and choosing to have children,” Donna Strobino, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told NBC News. “There’s no question that part of the explanation for that is economic. It’s very expensive to raise children these days. And in part it’s social – all the changes in women’s roles.”

Brian Sims Promises Democrats Not to Bully and Harass Pro-Lifers Again, So They Won’t Hold Him Accountable, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pennsylvania Democrats apparently will not take any action against state Rep. Brian Sims after he bullied pro-lifers in his district, including an older woman and three young teenage girls… Rep. Brian Sims’ actions reflect the worst in how people should behave and treat one another in a civil society,” Pennsylvania Republican leaders said in a statement Wednesday. “We expect him to accept full responsibility for his egregious and unacceptable behavior and to pledge that he will meet the high standards that the people of Pennsylvania have for their elected officials.”

The Coming Civil War Over Abortion, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – A civil war is coming to America. Only this time it will be abortion, rather than slavery, that divides the nation. And while I hope with all my heart that it will not be a physically violent war, the ideological conflict will certainly be intense… We witnessed some of this during the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, when the opposition to his confirmation was fierce to the point of screaming and pounding at the Senate’s doors… This brought to my mind the famous line, “Hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned”…

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signs Bill Banning Abortion, Would Make Killing Unborn Babies a Felony, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law today the strongest pro-life bill in the country, making almost all abortions illegal in the Yellowhammer state… The law, the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, makes it a felony for doctors to commit abortions. Abortions are only allowed to “avert (a mother’s) death or serious risk of substantial physical impairment of a major bodily function.” The law makes committing an abortion a Class A felony – punishable by up to 99 years in prison – and attempting to commit an abortion a Class C felony.

Congresswoman Unpacks Damage the Equality Act Would Do to Women, by Cong. Debbie Lesko (Video)

By Debbie Lesko, Daily Signal – The Equality Act—or I call it the Forfeiting Women’s Rights Act—takes away women’s and girls’ rights that we fought for for years… It requires organizations such as schools, churches, university dormitories, or nonprofit organizations to allow biological males in traditionally women’s spaces like women’s bathrooms, women’s locker rooms, women’s showers—even without any type of medical diagnosis or psychological diagnosis.

Leftists Fear SCOTUS Overturning Precedent (Except When They Don’t)

By Louis DeBroux, Patriot Post – In a 5-4 ruling on Monday, the High Court overturned a 40-year-old precedent regarding sovereign immunity for states — one that shields them from private lawsuits initiated in the courts of other states. In writing for the majority, Justice Clarence Thomas, the Court’s conservative anchor, stated that the Court’s finding in the overturned Nevada v. Hall “is contrary to our constitutional design and the understanding of sovereign immunity shared by the States that ratified the Constitution.” Importantly, he concluded, “Stare decisis does not compel continued adherence to this erroneous precedent.”

3 Mistakes Pro-Lifers Can Make That Could Ruin Our Recent Victories, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – The Spirit is moving. You can see it shifting the waters. In state after state, legislators are moving to offer a hand of friendship to our unborn brothers and sisters. They are paring back one, then another, mode of destroying preborn Americans for our sexual convenience. Forty-five long, lethal years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court justices hid like superstitious primitives behind a veil of pretended scientific ignorance.

The Stay-At-Home Mom Wars and the Altar of GDP

Editorial, Washington Examiner – Only one third of all U.S. mothers say they prefer to work full time. Nearly half say they want to work part time, and 20% say they would prefer to be full-time stay-at-home mothers… On the whole, American moms want to stay home more with more kids… So, it’s very unfortunate that commentators, politicians, and economists are looking for ways to get women out of the home more, away from their kids more, and into paid labor more. These experts are elevating GDP over family and their own morality over women’s preferences.

Trump on AG Appointing Durham to Look into Russia Probe Origins: ‘I Didn’t Ask Him to Do That’, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Attorney General William Barr appointed U.S. attorney John Durham to look into the origins of the Russia investigation, a decision that was not ordered by President Donald Trump, the president said Tuesday… Speaking to reporters outside the White House before departing for Louisiana, Trump was asked if he asked Barr to launch a probe into the Russia investigation… “No, I didn’t ask him to do that,” Trump said.

MRC: For a Heavy Dose of Liberal News, Use Google, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – The stock market tanked on Monday. Many people looking for an explanation will enter something like “Monday stock market” into the Google search engine and click the news tab. An audit by the web analytics firm Parse.ly finds more than 60 percent of the resulting Google links will be to liberal news sites. Google only led searchers to right-leaning news sites 11 percent of the time.

Louisiana Greets President Trump with Warm Welcome: ‘We’re Fired Up to Have President Trump’ Here

By Matthew Boyle, Breitbart – “We’re fired up to have President Trump in Louisiana,” Rainey said. “Just like our country in 2016, Louisiana is suffering because of a failed tax and spend liberal agenda. President Trump has demonstrated how we can turn this state around by lowering taxes, supporting our families, and bringing back quality jobs. Ralph Abraham is fighting every day to make sure that we follow President Trump’s example so that Louisiana can finally start winning again.”

Brian Sims and America’s Abortion Endgame, by Grayson Quay

By Grayson Quay, The American Conservative – There’s no middle road. Very soon, either pro-lifers or pro-choicers will suffer a devastating loss… I’ve written quite a few pieces for TAC bemoaning the transformation of the public square into an irradiated no-man’s-land flanked by a pair of armed camps. Usually, I end with an appeal to shared values and a plea for civil public discourse. But the more the debate surrounding the recent wave of anti-abortion bills heats up, the more convinced I become that, on this issue, compromise is impossible.

The President’s Promises, Made and Kept, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Stream – Perhaps the president’s most important accomplishment so far is his restoration of the judicial branch — a big reason many otherwise wary voters supported him in 2016. You probably already know about his two appointees to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. These justices are poised to make sure that the Constitution isn’t a rubber stamp for progressive policy preferences but a document whose meaning endures over time.

No, Socialism Won’t Make Americans’ Lives Better, by Anthony B. Kim

By Anthony B. Kim, Daily Signal – According to a recent survey, a majority of Americans say socialism is incompatible with American values, with only 10% of voters in a new poll expressing a positive view of socialism… That’s welcome news, but it’s rather troubling to see even 10% of those polled with a positive notion of socialism. Regrettably, socialism is trending in America, in part thanks to politicians who once ran from the term, but are now embracing it for short-term political gains.

Alabama Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortion, Would Make Killing Unborn Babies a Felony, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – An Alabama bill that would make aborting unborn babies a felony passed in the state House on Tuesday… State House Bill 314, sponsored by Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, would make an abortion and attempted abortion a felony. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk. Mothers would not be punished for having an abortion under the legislation, which would make killing a baby in an abortion a Class A felony — punishable by life or 10 to 99 years in prison for abortionists who kill them.

Chinese Officials Announce Demolition of Underground Parish Church, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams PH.D., Breitbart – Communist party officials have notified a diocese in China’s southeastern Jiangxi province that they will soon demolish the underground church of the Annunciation because of the failure of its pastor to join the state-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association… last August police approached the parish priest of the Annunciation Church and demanded that he register the church with the government and join the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, if he wished to save the church from demolition… Both the priest and his parishioners indicated, however, that they would rather sacrifice the church than join the Patriotic Association.

Meet the Evangelists Saving Souls in Wall Street, by Francis Phillips

By Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald – These missionaries of Wall Street and the surrounding streets follow a tried and tested formula. They ask pedestrians whether they are Catholic; offer them rosaries and holy pictures; give them schedules of the Holy Week services and ask if they would like to light a candle in St Patrick’s – where several priests are waiting in the confessionals. Engaging people in conversation is only the start; the aim is to try to get Catholics who have lapsed from the Faith to go to Confession before Easter – and thus re-engage seriously with the sacramental life of the Church.

Do Pro-Lifers Owe Rep. Brian Sims a Note of Thanks? by Marybeth Hagan

By Marybeth Hagan, Crisis Magazine – Sims, a gay-rights attorney who first ran for office as a Democrat in 2012, cast himself as the star of two videos filmed outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Center City Philadelphia. The first was a live Facebook video on April 18; the second was a Twitter post on May 2. Each contained a continuous monologue… In his first video, the self-professed champion of women approaches a woman and three teenage girls, referring to them as “white people” and “pseudo-Christian protesters.” The mother, her two daughters and their friend, are members of the group Sidewalk Servants.

China’s Worsening Human Rights Abuses Evoke Memories of Mao, by Shane McCrum, Olivia Enos

By Shane McCrum, Olivia Enos, The Daily Signal – In its 2018 regulations on religious affairs, China conflates all religion with extremism and sees religious fasting, praying, and abstaining from alcohol in the same light… To monitor for those behaviors, China uses various forms of surveillance, including internet monitoring, video surveillance, and a “double-linked” household system, in which citizens are encouraged to spy on one another… Beyond the repression of minority and religious groups, draconian surveillance efforts affect all Chinese citizens.

Supreme Court Session Includes Key Cases for Catholics: Abortion and Religious Liberty, by Gerald J. Russello

By Gerald J. Russello, National Catholic Register – The U.S. Supreme Court has a number of cases that Catholic and other believers should keep an eye out for, touching on areas from religious liberty to abortion… Some judiciary watchers are confident that, with the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanagh last year, the court will move in a more decidedly conservative direction. However, much depends on such technical issues as how the cases are presented to the high court and whether a decision on a narrower ground can win the day.

Tariffs: The Taxes That Made America Great, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – A tariff may be described as a sales or consumption tax the consumer pays, but tariffs are also a discretionary and an optional tax… If you choose not to purchase Chinese goods and instead buy comparable goods made in other nations or the USA, then you do not pay the tariff… China loses the sale. This is why Beijing, which runs $350 billion to $400 billion in annual trade surpluses at our expense is howling loudest. Should Donald Trump impose that 25% tariff on all $500 billion in Chinese exports to the USA, it would cripple China’s economy.

The Modern Mass Killers’ Five Worldviews, by Peter Wolfgang

By Peter Wolfgang, The Stream – Media bias and political correctness have skewed our ability to see all five motivations clearly…. From Antifa thugs attacking MAGA hat-wearing Trump voters to the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise to the gay activist who attempted to massacre the employees of the Family Research Council, leftist violence and threats of violence have become a regular feature of our political landscape. I have even been a victim of it myself.

Trump Admin. Crackdown on Illegals’ Public Housing, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – The Trump administration is ramping up its war on illegal immigration by cracking down on federally subsidized housing that has been accessible to illegals – whose participation in the program has made it unavailable to needy United States citizens… A new “opportunity zones” program for American citizens has been introduced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and it was devised to boost economic growth in distressed areas by making public housing available to qualified applicants.

Sun May be Causing Global Warming—Seriously? by S. Michael Craven

As we’ve been discussing in this series, there is a great gap between the Christian understanding of creational stewardship and the contemporary emphasis of environmentalism. This latter pseudo-religion finds its Fall of Adam in humanity’s role as a new Prometheus, bringing the fire of ecological destruction to Mother Earth. This focus has led many to zero in on man-made explanations for phenomena instead of more plausible natural causes.

Are All the World’s Problems the Responsibility of America? by Patrick Buchanan 

By Patrick Buchanan, NewsMax – During the uprising in Caracas, Bolton cited the Monroe Doctrine of 1823. But according to President James Monroe, and Mike Pompeo’s predecessor John Quincy Adams, who wrote the message to Congress, under the Doctrine, while European powers were to keep their hands off our hemisphere — we would reciprocate and stay out of Europe’s quarrels and wars… Wise folks, those Founding Fathers.

The Suicidal Equality Act of 2019, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Guest Columnist, OneNewsNow – The House Judiciary Committee has voted out the Equality Act of 2019 (H.R.5). It now heads for a vote on the House floor with 240 co-sponsors, which means its passage is virtually certain… The legislation amends all major civil rights law, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act, to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” along with race, sex and religion as classes that are protected from discrimination… We now have a majority of members of Congress who are prepared to pass into law that the sex individuals are born with – their chromosomal and physical reality – will take a back seat to how those individuals choose to define their own sexual identity…

Planned Parenthood President: ‘There Is No Such Thing as Abortion Up Until Birth’, by Alex Madajian

By Alex Madajian, CNSNews – Dr. Wen did not mention, however, that more than 8,000 late-term abortions (21 weeks or later) occurred in 2015 — the latest data available — as documented by the CDC. Also, the new abortion law in New York, signed by Gov. Cuomo on Jan. 21, allows abortion up to the moment of birth. On a related note, in 2015, the number of late-term abortions in New York City, 1,485, outnumbered the number of homicides in that city – 352.

Mom of Teens Brian Sims Harassed Files Criminal Complaint, Wants Him to Apologize to Her Daughters, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The mother of teenage girls who Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims offered money to identify earlier this spring said she filed a police report against the Democratic politician… Ashley Garecht told CBS Philadelphia that Sims’ aggressive behavior had her concerned for her daughters’ and their friend’s safety. The girls are ages 13 and 15… “Absent the pro-life issue, this was about an adult interacting with minors in an aggressive manner and an adult infringing on minors’ speech…I don’t need an apology from him. I’m an adult. I’ve already forgiven him.”

Immoralists: The Example of Brian Sims, by Daniel J. Flynn

By Daniel J. Flynn, American Spectator – A man must be something of a moralist if he is to preach,” G.K. Chesterton observed, “even if he is to preach immorality.”… Brian Sims, a Pennsylvania state representative by profession and abortion counterprotester by avocation, embodies Chesterton’s quip… (Sims) aggressively hectored a woman who appeared to be praying the rosary outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in his Pennsylvania district. On the uncomfortable eight-minute clip, Sims calls the silent protester “an old white lady” and announces, “If you know who this woman is and if you can give me her address, we’ll protest in front of her home. Let’s protest out in front of her house.”

Why the Left Mocks the Bible, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – At PragerU, we have released about 400 videos on virtually every subject outside of the natural sciences and math. Along with 2 billion views, the videos have garnered tens of thousands of comments. So we have a pretty good handle on what people most love and most hate… But no videos elicit the amount of contempt and mockery that videos defending religion, explaining the Bible or arguing for God do.

Daily Signal: A Pediatrician Explains How ‘Dangerous’ Equality Act Would Force Doctors to ‘Do Harm’

By Katrina Trinko and Daniel Davis, Daily Signal – Doctors who are uncomfortable prescribing hormone treatments or doing gender reassignment surgeries could soon potentially be in violation of federal law, warns Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician and executive director of the American College of Pediatricians. And they’re not the only ones at risk: Parents, too, could find themselves unable to decide on their own child’s medical treatment.

OneNewsNow: A Face-Off in Philly to Push Back On a Bully

By Chris Woodward, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Among those scheduled to gather in front of the clinic are pro-life leader Abby Johnson, pro-life writer Matt Walsh, and Live Action president Lila Rose… Walsh has credited Rose and Live Action for organizing the protest but Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood executive, is calling out Sims… In a Twitter post, Johnson challenged Sims to come with his “little camera and shaky voice” to confront a “young, empowered, pro-life woman who won’t back down from bullies.”… She finished the challenge with, “Bring it, coward.”

Trump Wins Surprise Asylum Ruling From Liberal 9th Circuit, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – A federal appeals court has handed the Trump administration a victory over the controversial asylum process and an immigration attorney says the ruling could slow the flow of illegal aliens… The notoriously left-wing 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled May 7 that the United States can require asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for a court hearing, a decision that overturned a San Francisco judge that said they could remain in the U.S…

Msgr. Charles Pope: Pete Buttigieg is Wrong — God Still Forbids All Homosexual Acts

By Msgr. Charles Pope, EWTN News – Pete Buttigieg, Democratic presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, remarked that his same-sex “marriage” to Chasten Glezman has brought him closer to God… My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man. And yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God… This raises a question: To what god has he moved closer? Respectfully and sincerely, Mr. Buttigieg, it cannot be the God who has revealed himself in the Scriptures and through the Church. God is not in the habit of speaking out of both sides of his mouth. He does not contradict himself by altering, let alone reversing.. his teachings.

Mom of Pro-Life Teens That Democrat Brian Sims Bullied: “I Was Concerned for My Girls”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The mother of the teen girls who Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims bullied last month told Fox News that she was “concerned” for her daughters during the interaction… Ashley Garecht spoke to Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday about the now-viral exchange between the pro-abortion Democrat and her family… “What we’ve got here is a bunch of … pseudo Christian protesters who’ve been out here shaming young girls for being here. So, here’s the deal, I’ve got $100 to anybody who will identify these three, and I will donate to Planned Parenthood,” Sims said in the video.

Equality Act Is About Civil Tyranny, Not Civil Rights, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Daily Signal – The House Judiciary Committee has voted out the Equality Act of 2019. It now heads for a vote on the House floor with 240 co-sponsors, which means its passage is virtually certain… The legislation amends all major civil rights law, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act, to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” along with race, sex, and religion as classes that are protected from discrimination.

Should Prisoners Get the Right to Vote? Bernie Sanders Thinks So, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Steam – Some Democratic presidential candidates are considering whether to give prisoners the right to vote. Not just felons who have left prison. Some states already allow felons to vote. They want to give people in prison the right to vote… Bernie Sanders is the main proponent. He says voting is “inherent to our democracy — yes, even for terrible people.” Thirty other countries let prisoners vote, he notes, including Canada, South Africa and Finland.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Signs Bill Banning Abortions When Baby’s Heartbeat Begins, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a law Tuesday to ban abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable… Kemp, a pro-life Republican, signed the pro-life measure… “The Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act … recognizes something that many have known for years. It recognizes that science tells us that children in the womb are living, distinct human beings that are worthy of full legal protection… “Common sense tells us if you look at a child in the womb with a beating heart and a distinct blood type, and you ask a preschooler, a small child, ‘What are you looking at?’ … They would look and say that’s a baby…”…

Dems Claim Election Fears While Undermining Elections, by Louis DeBroux

By Louis DeBroux, Patriot Post – The utter hypocrisy of the Democrat Party is so brazen that one wonders whether they are so addled with Trump Derangement Syndrome that they actually believe their own idiocy, or if they truly think voters are stupid enough to believe them. Possibly realizing they’ve been hurt with the electorate by their championing of infanticide and their relentless efforts to block President Donald Trump from dealing with the border crisis, Democrats have now amped up their claims of stolen elections.

Masonic Mexico, by Michael Durnan

By Michael Durnan, Regina Magazine  – By the time Pope Leo XIII issued his encyclical Humanus Genus in 1884, in which he condemned Freemasonry, eight of his predecessors had already done so… Why, then, did he do this? Pope Leo XIII had been stirred into action by Freemasons who claimed the Church’s condemnation of their organisation had been based on false and erroneous information and was excessively severe… In his encyclical, the pope dismissed such claims and classed Freemasonry as a grouping of secret societies in the ‘kingdom of Satan and wished to bring back, after eighteen centuries, the manners and customs of the pagans’.

Republican Party Slams Democrat Brian Sims After He Harasses Pro-Life Women: His Behavior is “Despicable”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – “State Rep. Brian Sims’ harassment of a woman’s peaceful and religious exercise of her First Amendment rights is yet another example of a troubling trend of growing extremism and hypocrisy among Democrats,” the party said in a statement… Many also are calling for Sims, a pro-abortion Democrat, to resign for bullying the woman outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility, and then proudly posting his actions online for the public to see. A second video shows him appearing to call for the doxxing of several pro-life teenage girls.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Pro-Abortion Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims Is a Thug. Is He Also a Racist? (Watch Video)

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – …most folks aren’t going around consciously using racist epithets, baiting people and harassing old folks of color… For almost nine minutes Sims paced back and forth harassing the old white woman. She wasn’t being ugly or violent. She wasn’t yelling or screaming at anybody. She was exercising her constitutional rights to public protest. She was doing so not with a noisy and obnoxious campaign. She was praying. Quietly.

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Praised for Taking on ‘Traitor’ in Congress, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar was a guest on the far-left program “Democracy Now!” where she blamed Venezuela’s current crisis on the United States… “A lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela,” she claimed, “and we sort of set the stage for where we are arriving today.”… That comment didn’t sit well with Nikki Haley (pictured at right), the former UN ambassador, who used Twitter to point out that Venezuelan adults have lost 24 pounds on average because they are starving, and babies there have no milk, all because of the “corrupt” regime under dictator Nicolas Maduro.

How Tocqueville Identified Socialism’s Folly and Capitalism’s Challenge, by Samuel Gregg

By Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse – In mid-2018, a Gallup poll indicated that 57 percent of self-identified Democrats viewed socialism favorably. Americans aged eighteen to twenty-nine were marginally more positive about socialism (51 percent) than capitalism (45 percent). Overall, capitalism received a positive rating of 56 percent from Americans. That was its lowest rating since 2010, just after the Great Recession… At a time of prosperity in America, why has backing for socialism surged and support for capitalism faltered?

Iowa Governor Signs Budget Cutting Planned Parenthood From Sex Ed, Sex Changes From Medicaid, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds gave her signature Friday to a state budget containing two measures denying taxpayer funds to two left-wing social priorities: gender-reassignment surgery and the abortion lobby’s influence over sex education… Among (the almost $2 billion budget) provisions are language to exclude any organization involved in abortions from receiving state sex education grants (which stands to deprive Planned Parenthood of the Heartland of just over $260,000), and to state that the Iowa Civil Rights Act does not require state or local governments to fund gender-reassignment surgery.

Democrat Lawmaker Verbally Assaults, Bullies Elderly Catholic Pro-Lifer, by Todd Starnes

By  Todd Starnes – Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims, a Democrat and LGBT activist, verbally harassed and bullied an elderly pro-life woman who was quietly standing outside a Planned Parenthood abortion mill… Sims record his eight-minute tirade against the pro-lifer he called an “old white lady” and posted it on social media… “Push back against Planned Parenthood protestors, PLEASE!” Sims wrote on Twitter Thursday. “They prey on young women, they use white privilege, & shame. They’re racist, classist, bigots who NEED & DESERVE our righteous opposition. Push back, please!”

When a Black Democrat Starts to Sound Like Margaret Sanger, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, a Sr. Editor, The Stream – On May 3, Rev. William Owens, President of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), offered ironic thanks to Alabama State Legislator John Rogers. What had the Democrat accomplished? He’d exposed how extreme the Democratic Party’s abortion stance has become… Commenting on a bill to ban abortion except when the mother’s health is at risk, Rep. John Rogers set out his opposition by claiming that unwanted children inevitably become death-row murderers.

Louisiana Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life,told LifeNews: “We commend the Senate for voting overwhelmingly in a bipartisan fashion to approve SB 184 to protect the unborn baby once the heartbeat can be detected. Louisiana Right to Life supports protecting all unborn babies, including those with a heartbeat that begins only 18 days after conception. This is even before most women know they are pregnant. Abortion stops the beating heart of a precious unborn child, and our nation must bring an end to this injustice.”… Pro-Life Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is likely to sign it into law.

Fr Richard Heilman: Pray (Pres.) Ronald Reagan’s Personhood Proclamation Become a Constitutional Amendment

By Fr. Richard Heilman, Roman Catholic Man – Because of the limitations of the proclamation, and because it depended on a Union military victory, President Lincoln recognized that the Emancipation Proclamation would have to be followed by a constitutional amendment in order to abolish slavery… Let’s pray that President Ronald Reagan’s Personhood Proclamation will soon be followed by a constitutional amendment in order to abolish pre-born child murder.

Border Mayor Meets Trump, Seeks Help for Overwhelmed City, by Fred Lucas

By Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal – During a visit to Washington this week, Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls met with President Donald Trump, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, and members of Arizona’s congressional delegation… “We talked about what needs to be done in the long term and in the short term. In the long term, we’ll need congressional action,” Nicholls, a Republican, told The Daily Signal. “But in the short term, we need [the] Border Patrol to provide more transportation out of Yuma soon.”

Pride on Full Display in ‘Hesburgh’ Documentary

By Patrick J. Reilly, EWTN News – From beginning to end, the film makes the obvious point that Father Hesburgh was important and accomplished much on a human scale… But the documentary largely glosses over important questions about Father Hesburgh’s thinking and impact and his conflicts with Church leaders, doctrine and the mission of Catholic education. It simply reports — without any real analysis and in a decidedly favorable way — his leadership in crafting the Land O’ Lakes Statement that declared the independence of Catholic colleges from the bishops and magisterium of the Church…

Hijab Jihad, by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – After all the years that have passed since 9/11, many American still misunderstand the nature of the Islamic threat. The main way that Islamic power advances in the West is not through terror attacks, but through stealth-jihad—the slow-motion co-option of our cultural and political institutions… The battle against cultural jihad won’t be decided by rural militias and the National Guard. It will be decided in the courts, in schools, in churches, in newspapers and on TV, and in state and federal legislatures… Cultural battles are won—or lost—by cultural institutions.

More Love, Not Less, by Kathryn Lopez

By Kathryn Lopez, Townhall – “Some kids are unwanted, so you either kill them now or kill them later.”.. That quote is from an Alabama state Democratic representative, John Rogers, speaking a few days ago during debate about an abortion bill… He went on to say, “You bring them into the world unwanted, unloved, then send them to the electric chair.”.. He said this during the same week in which all of Israel had a period of silence to remember the millions who were exterminated during the Holocaust.

Trump: America Believes in ‘Power of Prayer…Most Powerful Thing There Is’

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews – There is nothing more powerful than prayer, President Donald Trump told a gathering of roughly 100 religious leaders and Trump Administration officials Wednesday night… Gathered in the White House’s State Dining Room on the eve of the National Day of Prayer, Trump said the United States as a country would believe in prayer forever… “America will be a nation that believes forever, and we certainly believe – more than anyone – the power of prayer,” Trump stated. “It’s the most powerful thing there is.”

Pope Francis Calls for New ‘Supranational’ Authorities to Enforce UN Goals, by Diane Montagna

By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews – Pope Francis made a strong push for globalism on Thursday, calling for a “supranational, legally constituted body” to enforce United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and implement “climate change” policies… Speaking to members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, the Pope said: “When a supranational common good is clearly identified, there is need for a special legally constituted authority capable of facilitating its implementation.”… “Think of the great contemporary challenges of climate change, new slavery and peace,” he told members of the Pontifical Academy, who are meeting this week at the Vatican for a May 1-3 plenary session themed: “Nation, State, Nation-State.”

Enter Joe Biden, Stage Left, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – Joe Biden, a Democrat who happens to be a Catholic, is now officially running for President of the United States. And he’s doing so in an effort to save what he calls the “soul” of America… If Biden is to be the Democratic candidate, he will, of course, have to embrace and endorse the beliefs and values that currently prevail in the Democratic Party, and these beliefs and values include the following: Abortion is a fundamental human right… Homosexual behavior is a fine thing for people who are born that way; and anybody who disagrees is a homophobic bigot… Same-sex marriage is a fundamental human right…….

Sexual Liberty Over Religious Liberty? That’s Not ‘Equality’, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – A prominent pro-family organization is warning that legislation currently being pushed by congressional Democrats would “nationalize” Target’s dangerous bathroom/changing room policy… Target is on record as supporting The Equality Act (H.R.5), something the American Family Association (AFA) says is nothing more than a repackaged version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)… “This legislation has been driven for years by rabid homosexual activist groups like Human Rights Campaign and is specifically designed to place sexual liberty above religious liberty and the First Amendment,” AFA says in an Action Alert sent out Thursday.

Reversing the Baby Bust, by Charles F. Lehman

By Charles Fain Lehman, The American Conservative – Why is it so hard to raise kids in America today? We keep choosing to have fewer and fewer [1] of them—less than 1.8 per woman, down from 2.5 or so in the 1970s. Studies persistently find [2] that parents are less happy than non-parents. The costs can’t help—raising a kid to age 18 will now run you more than $230,000… Indeed, in a world after Donald Trump’s brand of blue-collar populism shook the nation, conservatives are now beginning to ask themselves: how might we build a more pro-family state?

Trump Condemns ‘Evil and Hate-Filled Attacks’ on Religious Communities in U.S., Worldwide, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – President Donald Trump used his speech at the National Day of Prayer service at the White House on Thursday to condemn attacks on people of faith domestically and worldwide… “As we unite on this day of prayer, we renew our resolve to protect communities of faith and to ensure that all people and all of our people can live and pray and worship in peace. In recent months, it’s been pretty tough. We’ve seen evil and hate-filled attacks on religious communities in the United States and all around the world,” he said during the Rose Garden ceremony… “One month ago, three historically black churches were burned tragically in Louisiana….

President Trump Issues New Pro-Life Rules Protecting Doctors and Nurses From Having to Do Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Today, on the National Day of Prayer, President Donald trump issued new rules that further protect doctors, nurses and medical professionals who don’t want to be forced to do abortions or refer for them. Trump announced new regulations through the Department of Health and Human Services that will more effectively enforce existing federal laws that protect the conscience rights of healthcare providers.

What “Deep Christian Convictions” of “Democratic Socialism”? by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine – But what really got me about Hart’s piece, particularly given his affiliation with Notre Dame, was this passage: Democratic socialism is, briefly put, a noble tradition of civic conscientiousness that was historically—to a far greater degree than either its champions or detractors today often care to acknowledge—grounded in deep Christian convictions. I, for instance, am a proud son of the European Christian socialist tradition, especially in its rich British variant … but also in its continental expressions….

Evangelical Support for Trump Is Pragmatism, Not Blind Worship, by Louis DeBroux

By Louis DeBroux, The Patriot Post – Donald Trump, on the other hand, is a fighter. He is a street brawler who matches blow for blow, and then some. He responds to every attack. He epitomizes the Sean Connery line in “The Untouchables”3 about how to take down Chicago gangster Al Capone: “He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue!”.. The Christian faith and conservative values have been under relentless assault for years, and the choirboys that Republicans keep running for office don’t seem up to the task of defending them, offering platitudes and lip service as the lives of Christians are destroyed under attacks from the Rainbow Mafia and left-wing judges.

When Splintered Conservatives Unite, Victory Can Be Had, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Americans don’t always pay attention to things happening in Canada, but conservatives seeking office next year might want to take a closer look at recent events in Alberta… “The left-wing New Democratic Party, which has governed Alberta since 2015, was recently replaced quite decisively by a united conservative party,” explains Kelly Sloan, a public affairs consultant and fellow at Denver-based Centennial Institute… “There’s a political lesson [here], which is all about unity,” says Sloan, who happens to be a native of Calgary. “We on the right are kind of notorious for not getting along with each other.”

POLITICS: PragerU: Do You Understand the Electoral College? (Video)

By Tara Ross, Prager U – Do you understand what the Electoral College is? Or how it works? Or why America uses it to elect its presidents instead of just using a straight popular vote? Author, lawyer and Electoral College expert Tara Ross does, and she explains that to understand the Electoral College is to understand American democracy.

Rep. Omar: ‘This Is Not Going To Be The Country of White People’, by Alex Madajian

By Alex Madajian, CNSNews – At a Capitol Hill press conference held to demand that President Donald Trump be censured for tweeting about the well-documented anti-Semitism of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), left-wing activists joined with Omar to denounce the president, and the representative declared that America was founded on “the history of Native American genocide.”… Omar added that Trump’s “demented views” are not welcome and that America “is not going to be the country of white people.”… “We are collectively saying [to Trump], your vile attacks [and] your demented views are not welcome here… This is not going to be the country of the xenophobics. This is not going to be the country of white people.”

LIFENEWS: Louisiana House Passes Constitutional Amendment Confirming There’s No Right to Abortion

By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Louisiana House late Tuesday passed HB 425, the Love Life Constitutional Amendment… The bill would add language to the Louisiana Constitution stating that there is no right to an abortion or taxpayer funding for abortions. To be added, the bill must pass the state legislature by a two-thirds majority and then be approved by voters… Its sponsor is state Rep. Katrina Jackson, a pro-life Democrat who spoke at the March for Life in January… “By passing this we can rest assured that, together with our state law, we will never become like New York, which recently legalized abortion up to the very moment before birth.”

Border Patrol Official: Central Americans Entering U.S. With Contagious Health Conditions

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “You know, yesterday when we were talking with some of the migrants, I asked one woman, I said, why are you here? She said ‘asylum, asylum.’ She spoke Spanish, and I said ‘Oh, well what’s happening there? Did they try to hurt you?’ She said, well actually, I just want to get opportunity for my daughter. So they are seeing America as just an opportunity for their families. It’s not necessarily that they’re fleeing.

What Is Wrong With Socialism? by Donald DeMarco

By Donald DeMarco, EWTN News – “What is wrong with socialism?” After all, does not socialism embrace the virtues of equality, justice and the fair distribution of wealth?… For the informed Catholic, this question is not difficult to answer since it has been adequately answered in three great encyclicals: Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 Rerum Novarum… Pope Pius XI’s 1931 Quadragesimo Anno… John Paul II’s 1991 Centesimus Annus… All three pontiffs agree that socialism, in general, carries at least a strong impetus toward extreme governmental control, including the confiscation of private property, a disregard for the true nature of the human being……

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder, by Harry Stevens

By Harry Stevens, Regina Magazine – Just think what kind of America we would have now if the woman who will remain nameless was elected president. It did not happen. The MSM is furious, the movie stars are furious. The left is furious. They cannot let it go. What have we seen: resistance from election day onward. The democrats calling for impeachment every chance they get. It is a disorder, they hate, and spread their hate… Look at abortion. This is the lifeblood of the Democrats. Abortion, so-called women’s rights, and liberal democrats go hand in hand. The Covington affair happened after the pro-life march. There was a nexus of events that happened that brought all this together. Just think about it… What does this sound like?

Latino Vote Expected to Be Major Factor for Trump, by J.M. Phelps

By J.M. Phelps, OneNewsNow – A national immigration analyst says President Donald Trump’s popularity is continuing to grow among Hispanic Americans – a segment of the American population that’s projected to become the largest voting minority in the 2020 presidential election… “Latinos are paying attention to what President Trump is doing,” says Maria Espinoza, national director of The Remembrance Project… Trump’s approval among Hispanics is certainly seen in the polls, Espinoza continues. “Forty-five to 51 percent of Latinos support this president,” she tells OneNewsNow – and she expects those numbers will only increase in the next two years. She is convinced Trump’s work is “impacting every average American family” – despite the color of their skin.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘Every Person Has a Right to Vote,’ Including Convicted Terrorist, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told a CNN town hall Monday night that “every person has a right to vote,” even if they’re in jail for heinous crimes such as the Boston Marathon bombing… He said his response to the question will probably end up as a 30-second political ad paid for by his opposition. But he refused to back down… “Look — this is what I believe. Do you believe in democracy? Do you believe that every single American 18 years of age or older who is an American citizen has the right to vote?” Sanders asked.

Social Conservatives Need to Get to Work, Not Give Up, by Jennifer Roback Morse

By Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., The Stream – Peter Wolfgang’s cry from the heart got to me, I have to admit. His recent Stream piece “George Weigel, John Paul II, and What We Need Now” moved me… The Conservative-Christian-Catholic hopefulness, even triumphalism, expressed by George Weigel and the late Michael Novak and Richard John Neuhaus, in the 1990’s has evaporated. Couched as a critique of these famous “neo-cons,” Wolfgang’s real point was “Man, we’ve got a mess on our hands. None of our Smart Guys has a clue what to do.”.. I sympathize. I’ve been thinking about it too. I do have a plan. It goes like this.

The Sri Lanka Terrorists: Martyrs or Murderers? by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – More than 290 are dead and 500 wounded in an Easter Sunday jihad massacre in Sri Lanka. The terrorists targeted three Catholic Churches and three luxury hotels frequented by foreigners. Government officials blame the attack on “religious extremists,” though no group has claimed responsibility… The term “religious extremists” implies that the vast majority of Muslim would disapprove of what the extremists did. Yet, while the vast majority won’t resort to terror themselves, they highly honor those who do.

California Supreme Court Stops Hearing Against David Daleiden Over “Political Bias and Selective Prosecution”

By Micaiah Bilger LifeNews – Undercover journalist David Daleiden received some good news Friday when the California Supreme Court suspended his preliminary hearing until further notice… Daleiden’s attorneys with the Thomas More Society told LifeNews that the court based its decision on “political bias and selective prosecution.”.. California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye released the decision Friday, his attorneys said. Daleiden’s preliminary hearing was slated to begin Monday and continue for approximately two weeks. Now, it is not clear if it will happen at all.

After Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth, New York Democrats Ban Pro-Life Group From Using State Capitol, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pro-abortion Democrats in control of the New York legislature tried to stop a pro-life group from conducting its annual Lobby for Life day this spring… The New York Post reports New York State Right to Life reserved space at the state Capitol in Albany more than a year ago, but Democratic lawmakers revoked the reservation in February… The move came shortly after state lawmakers passed one of the most radical pro-abortion laws in the country. The so-called Reproductive Health Act allows unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo celebrated……

Pro-Life Catholic Medical Group’s Title X Application Included Contraceptive Promise

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – Controversy continues to swirl around pro-life medical group Obria as its application for government funding in Texas comes to light… Obria’s pro-life critics believe that the medical organization has compromised its original Catholic mission to provide pro-life medical services by agreeing to partner with groups that dispense contraceptives… A reporter for the Houston Chronicle has published a copy of the application Obria made this year to receive Title X funding for its affiliates in Texas. Obria’s proposal, written on Obria letterhead, clearly states that it will “ensure” several forms of contraceptives.

Democrat Party Socialists Are a Threat to Freedom, by Cong. Mark Green

By Mark Green, Patriot Post – On a December night in 2003, as the emergency medicine physician assigned to an elite special operations team, I had the unique opportunity to interview Saddam Hussein on the night of his capture… Over the course of almost six hours with the reviled dictator, I was reminded of Lord Acton’s old adage, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It’s hard to imagine what has to happen in a man’s heart to blacken it to the extent of Saddam Hussein’s. However, a clear contributor was the lack of accountability, or as our Founders put it, checks and balances. Without that system, freedom was only a dream in Saddam’s Iraq.

Alabama Committee Passes Bill Banning Abortion, Would Make Killing Unborn Babies a Felony, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – State House Bill 314, sponsored by Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, now moves to the full Alabama House for consideration, according to the Montgomery Advertiser… The legislation would make an abortion and attempted abortion a felony. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk. Mothers would not be punished for having an abortion under the legislation… Collins said the U.S. Supreme Court was wrong in Roe v. Wade, and unborn babies deserve a right to life.

POLITICS: Liberal Media: Obama Immigration Policy ‘Cruel,’ Secretive, Encouraged ‘Sanctuary Cities to Abandon Stance’

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – “President Obama Needs to Stop Repeating FDR’s Worst Mistake and End Family Detention Now,” a July 2015 headline by The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) declares, deeming Obama’s detention and family separation policies an inhumane disaster. The article claims the Obama Administration’s “cruel” detention and no-bond policies were bred of “an atmosphere xenophobia and hysteria”

Medicare for All Means Private Insurance for None

By Hunt Lawrence and Daniel J. Flynn, American Spectator – Democrats won on the issue of healthcare in 2018 because they campaigned on protecting the coverage Americans possessed. For the 2020 presidential primaries, several Democrats run on taking away that coverage… “Let’s eliminate all of that,” Kamala Harris says of private insurance. “Let’s move on.” Kirsten Gillibrand calls abolishing private insurance “an urgent goal.” “Under Medicare for all we cover all basic healthcare needs, so they’re not going to be there to do that,” Bernie Sanders says of existing insurance companies…

Trump Sends Millions of Planned Parenthood Tax Funding to Pro-Life Women’s Clinic, by Patrina Mosley

By Patrina Mosley, LifeNews – News that Planned Parenthood lost a few million dollars to a pro-life healthcare company has sent a shockwave through an abortion industry that, up to now, had a virtual monopoly in Title X family planning money… a $1.7 million annual grant that could have gone to Planned Parenthood has instead been awarded to the Obria Group, a chain of pregnancy care centers that provide comprehensive and life-affirming care to low-income women and men across the country… This demonstrates two things: first, that there are already better options to meet the healthcare needs of women than abortion clinics, and second, that having a pro-life administration from the top down can make a difference.

ADF: Abortion Mandate ‘Blatantly Unconstitutional’, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – “It’s blatantly unconstitutional,” says attorney Jeremiah Galus of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the organization representing the churches. “It’s rather uncontroversial that churches should be free to operate according to their faith without being threatened by the government, and it’s also not very controversial to say that it’s wrong to force a church, or anyone else for that matter, to participate in the funding of abortion, especially when their religious beliefs teach that that is the taking of an innocent human life.”

CNA: North Dakota Bans Common Abortion Procedure

Catholic News Agency – North Dakota’s governor signed into law Wednesday a bill that outlaws the common abortion procedure known as “dilation and evacuation.” Mississippi and West Virginia also outlaw the procedure… Tammi Kromenaker, director of the Red River Women’s Clinic, the sole abortion facility in North Dakota, told reporters that before deciding whether to file suit against the law’s constitutionality, she will wait until the verdict of an appeal of a similar 2017 law passed in Arkansas is reached.

New Jersey Gov Signs Bill Making It 7th State to Legalize Assisted Suicide, Will Force Taxpayers to Fund Suicides, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law today a bill targeting elderly and disabled people that legalizes assisted suicide statewide… Six states (California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Vermont) and Washington D.C. permit the dangerous practice of allowing physicians to write lethal prescriptions to certain groups of persons to kill themselves… New Jersey works on a system where a bill must achieve 41 votes in the Assembly to pass and 21 votes in the Senate to pass, regardless of how many votes are cast against it. Advocates of the assisted suicide measure received the bare minimum in each chamber to pass it.

Illegal Migrants to ‘Sanctuary Cities’? by Mike Huckabee

By Mike Huckabee, The Stream – (Pres. Trump suggested) that he might load up buses with illegal migrants and drop them off in “sanctuary cities.”  After all, the border facilities are overflowing, largely because word is out that if you make to America, you can go to a liberal sanctuary city and be shielded from the law and federal deportation facilities.  And since the liberals who promote those policies love to climb on their high horses and lecture the rest of us about all the positive things that illegal immigrants contribute to their communities, then they should be more than happy to take all Trump wants to send.

White House Goes on Offense Against Abortion by Screening ‘Gosnell’ Movie, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said in a statement to the Register that the movie provides a “startling reminder” of the gruesome true story of Gosnell’s practices… “Kermit Gosnell was convicted on three counts of first-degree murder for killing babies by cutting their spines after he botched the abortions, and this film is a startling reminder of these horrific atrocities,” Deere said… He also linked Gosnell’s murder of infants born alive to the recent defense of late-term abortion from Democrats.

POLITICS: The Day of Reckoning Is at Hand

By George Parry, American Spectator:

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D., NH): So you’re not suggesting, though, that spying occurred?

BARR: Well, I guess — I think spying did occur, yes. I think spying did occur.

SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN (D., NH): Well —

Texas Committee Hears Bill That Would Outlaw Abortion From Conception (HB 896 Abolition of Abortion Act)

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – A Texas bill that would outlaw abortion from conception was heard Monday in the state’s capitol. The bill is now pending in the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee… Texas H.B. 896, also called the Abolition of Abortion Act, would make it illegal to get an abortion or to kill a baby by abortion at any stage of pregnancy. It would also be illegal to fail to treat an infant born alive after an abortion. Doctors who failed to treat a baby born alive after an abortion would be fined no less than $100,000….

‘Catholic’ Notre Dame Ignores Student Pleas to Filter Porn From Campus WiFi

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Although Notre Dame University is a “Catholic” school headed by a priest, Rev. John Jenkins, it has dismissed the request of many students, faculty members, and an anti-pornography/anti-sex trafficking group to install a mandatory filter on its public WiFi to block online pornography… Enough is Enough, a non-profit organization led by Donna Rice Hughes, is committed to making the Internet safe for families and children, and was selected to be among the groups in the Vatican-led “World Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital World.”

Ohio Governor Signs Heartbeat Abortion Ban Into Law, by Michael Gryboski

By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill into law that would prohibit abortions for unborn babies that have a detectable heartbeat, which can be found as early as six weeks into a pregnancy… “The essential function of government is to protect the most vulnerable among us — those who do not have a voice,” DeWine said just before signing Senate Bill 23, or the Ohio Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act, into law on Thursday afternoon… “Government’s role should be to protect life from the beginning to the end, to protect those who cannot protect themselves, such as the elderly, the unborn, those who are sick, those who have a disability, those who have a mental illness, or an addiction.”

Twitter Exec Spars with Senators Over ‘Unplanned’ Social Media Blackout, by Josh Shepherd

By Josh Shepherd, The Stream – In a U.S. Senate subcommittee Wednesday, filmmakers behind the Abby Johnson biopic Unplanned presented “evidence of one-sided discrimination” on Twitter and Google… “The subject of abortion has been targeted on these platforms,” Unplanned director Chuck Konzelman told The Stream. “If you mention it from the conservative side, you’re done.”… Within days, Senator Ted Cruz, R.-Tex, called a hearing on the apparent incident of censorship… Committee members grilled executives from social media platforms Twitter and Facebook. They questioned the Unplanned Twitter blackout as well as suppression of pro-life content from Susan B. Anthony List.

WATCH: Twitter Official Can’t Answer Why It Deemed Pro-Life Quote From Mother Teresa “Hate Speech”

By Corinne Weaver, LifeNews – At the Senate Judiciary hearing on April 10, , especially of conservative and pro-life content during the Senate Judiciary hearing on April 10.He announced that in previous hearings, Facebook refused to answer questions that CEO Mark Zuckerberg had promised would be answered in hearings in April of 2018. As he grilled the two representatives for Facebook and Twitter, Neil Potts and Carlos Monje, it seemed that both the witnesses found it difficult to directly answer the Chairman.

Conservatives in Senate Propose Real Solution to U.S. Immigration Crisis

By Al Perrotta and John Zmirak, The Stream – Some Republicans actually get it. The problems with U.S. immigration don’t boil down to just one word: “illegal.” In fact, we’d do much better to plug in another word which says much more. “Unskilled.” That is the crucial word. For decades, the U.S. has been outsourcing its manufacturing base. But we are still bringing a million or so mostly unskilled workers. Why? To chase those vanishing jobs. Whether those million people come legally or illegally. …

What Progressives Should Know About Trump Voters, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, CNN – Trump does not exist in a vacuum. Many supporters turned off by some of his antics are still far more appalled by an emerging radical neo-socialist Democratic agenda. If the alternative to Trump is a disturbing tolerance among some Democrats for anti-Semitism, the Green New Deal, reparations, a permissive approach to abortion even very late in pregnancy, a wealth tax, a 70-90% top income tax rate, the abolition of ICE, open borders, and Medicare for all, Trump’s record between 2017-20 will seem moderate and preferable.

Abortion Takes Center Stage in State Legislatures, by Kevin Jones

By Kevin Jones, CNA – With 2019 well underway, states across the country have seen an increase in bills related to abortion, as pro-life advocates seek more success and abortion rights backers fear Supreme Court decisions.“There is likely more activity this spring than there has been in many years. Perhaps ever. Each year in the past several years we thought the wave had crested. But it hasn’t,” Steven H. Aden, general counsel at Americans United for Life, told CNA April 8.

Rigging Electoral Demo-Graphics to Guarantee Leftist Rule, by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – Additionally, the Demos’ “Hate Trump” platform has emboldened new socialist cadres and boosted socialist protagonist Bernie Sanders to the front of the 2020 pack. But they are deeply concerned about their 2020 presidential prospects under the current “antiquated constitutional system” that only allows U.S. citizens to vote and requires a majority of electoral votes state-by-state to determine a presidential victory.

POLITICS: Candace Owens to Congress: Left Uses Terms Like White Nationalism For Power, To Scare Brown People, by Ian Schwartz

By Ian Schwartz, RealClearPolitics – Conservative activist Candace Owens addressed a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Hate Crimes and White Nationalism on Tuesday and said the left uses such terms for “fear mongering, power and control.”… “There isn’t a single adult today that in good conscience would make the argument that America is a more racist, more white nationalist society than it was when my grandfather was growing up and yet we are hearing these terms center around today because what they want to say is that brown people need to be scared which seems to be the narrative that we hear every four years right ahead of a presidential election,” Owens said in her opening statement.

When a Homosexual Episcopalian Calls Trump’s Christianity ‘Hypocritical’, by Dr. Michael Brown

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – If ever there was a glaring instance of the pot calling the kettle black it was when South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a professing Christian and practicing homosexual, called President Trump a hypocritical Christian. Seriously?… To be clear, I have no problem with someone questioning whether President Trump is a true Christian. An evangelical friend of mine who has met with Trump on several occasions recently told me that he does not believe the president has had a true conversion experience but that he does truly fear God.

Pres. Trump: Federal Judge’s Immigration Ruling ‘So Unfair to the U.S.’

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “A 9th Circuit Judge just ruled that Mexico is too dangerous for migrants. So unfair to the U.S. OUT OF CONTROL!” President Donald Trump tweeted Monday night… Federal District Judge Richard Seeborg, an Obama appointee, on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s policy of holding Central Americans in Mexico until their asylum claims can be heard… Under the so-called “Migrant Protection Protocols” (MPP), announced in January, the Homeland Security Department aimed to “end the exploitation of our generous immigration laws.”

Bitter Easter in China. In the Game With Rome, a Blowout for Beijing, by di Sandro Magister

By di Sandro Magister, L’Espresso – The Chinese regime is also applying its agreement with the Holy See this way. With the bulldozer that under police escort – see photo – razes to the ground on April 4 the building of a parish in Qianyang, which had on its top floor a room for the Mass and on the ground floor a free clinic for the poor, run by nuns… The fault of the pastor and of the two thousand faithful of this “clandestine” parish is the same as that of the diocese of which it is part, that of Fengxiang, in Shaanxi, the only diocese in all of China in which none of the baptized, from the bishop to the last of the faithful, has yet agreed to enroll in the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association…

How Gender Identity Extremism at UN Threatens Rights of Real Women and Girls, by Grace Melton

By Grace Melton, Daily Signal – Rather than just reducing women’s needs and priorities to issues pertaining to their biological and reproductive capabilities (as though women care solely about sexual and reproductive health), this radical ideology now threatens to erase biological women from the discussion altogether… The rapidly changing and ever-expanding ideology of so-called gender identity threatens to undermine women’s economic, social, and political progress in unprecedented ways.

‘As a Bishop, It Is My Duty to Warn the West’: An Interview With Cardinal Sarah

By Cardinal Robert Sarah, Catholic Herald – The spiritual crisis involves the entire world. But its source is in Europe. People in the West are guilty of rejecting God… The spiritual collapse thus has a very Western character. In particular, I would like to emphasize the rejection of fatherhood. Our contemporaries are convinced that, in order to be free, one must not depend on anybody. There is a tragic error in this. Western people are convinced that receiving is contrary to the dignity of human persons. But civilized man is fundamentally an heir, he receives a history, a culture, a language, a name, a family…

How Socialists Will Usher In a New Hell on Earth, by John Horvat II

By John Horvat II,  Crisis Magazine – “I don’t believe in charities,” he said gruffly, adding that he did not “believe in the fundamental concepts on which charities are based and contend that government, rather than charity organizations, should take over responsibility for charity programs.”… The outspoken figure was the then-Mayor Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist. The comment was quoted in a 1981 New York Times article that recently surfaced. As the ranks of socialist politicians are increasing, ideas like this one now blanket the nation and are gaining some traction.

“There is Something in Abby Johnson’s Story That Speaks to the Soul” by Maria V. Gallagher

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation – I have labored for a long time to seek an end to the tragedy of abortion. I believe that the movie “Unplanned” is a pivotal moment in not only the history of cinema, but in our history as a nation. For the veil is coming off the abortion industry, and people are seeing it—perhaps for the first time—for the tragic enterprise it is… But, like the people who call our office wanting to lend a helping hand, I feel as if I now need to do more…. Abby’s story will not only touch your heart, it can rock your world!

Historian: Trump’s Record, Authenticity Will Carry Him to Victory, by J.M. Phelps

By J.M. Phelps, OneNewsNow – The radical leftist agenda simply doesn’t connect with the heart of America – but that, says a New York Times best-selling author, is just one of the reasons why President Donald Trump will be reelected next year, hands down… In the 2020 presidential election, says award-winning historian Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, “we are not going to be examining any unknown qualities [about Trump].” Voters, he points out, will have available for consideration the president’s achievements while in office…

What About All Those Stories Democrats Ignored Because They Were ‘Distractions’ From Russian Collusion?

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – How many times in the past two years did you hear the phrase Trump or the Republicans did or said something “to distract from the Russia investigation?” Trump calls out some fake news story, it’s “to distract from the Russia probe.” The GOP uncovers a sleazy act by someone like James Comey and it’s “to distract from the Special Counsel.”

Cardinal Sarah: Mass Migration Not Part of Catholic Faith, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, ChurchMilitant – Cardinal Robert Sarah criticized Catholic leaders who use their authority to throw weight behind secular political causes. He told the magazine, “Today, many priests and bishops are literally bewitched by political or social issues.”… Cardinal Sarah, the Vatican’s chief liturgist, brought up the example of “men leaving their own country” — a reference to migration…. “All migrants who arrive in Europe are penniless, without work, without dignity. … This is what the Church wants? The Church cannot cooperate with this new form of slavery that has become mass migration.”

Democrats Want Reparations? They Should Look First in the Mirror, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – Why are Democratic candidates suddenly talking about reparations? Pretty simple. Donald Trump’s making inroads among black voters. They see their most reliable voting bloc starting to defect. To the Republicans. To Trump. Democrats may like denial, but they can read the headlines: Historic lows in black unemployment… Candace Owens and Blexit… The Walk Away movement… The president delivering on prison reform.

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is Punished for the Wrong Crimes, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – The specialty of SPLC is the made-up hate crime. They spy hate groups where none exist, so they can shake down gullible liberals in the north. And this was plenty remunerative until it became evident that racist groups were on the terminal decline. So, they booted up to con rich gays into believing that Christians were about to take away all their hard-fought rights. Which ones? Gays could certainly vote, and assemble, and worship, and possessed all the other rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

2020: Socialist America or Trump’s America? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Yet, as of today, the unannounced front-runner Joe Biden, who is taking fire from many quarters, appears to be the last man standing between Sanders Socialism and the Democratic nomination… Should Joe falter and fall, Trump would be the nation’s last line of defense against the coming of a Socialist America. For never-Trump conservatives, the day of reckoning may be just ahead.

Leftist Outrage: Louisiana Public School to Teach Bible Course, by Ken Webster, Jr.

By Ken Webster, Jr., KPRC – The First Amendment of the Constitution clearly states we have a right to “freedom of religion” with, in this case, an emphasis on the word “of”… It does not say you have freedom “from religion”. The difference is notable. Our Founding Fathers created our country based off Judeo-Christian values and they never had a problem with people displaying religious images in public places… Even still, a Louisiana public high school plans to bring back a course next year called, “Bible as Literature” and some people are furious.

LifeSiteNews: Pope Appoints Pro-LGBT Wilton Gregory to Archdiocese of Washington. Catholic Laity Protest

LifeSiteNews staff – The Vatican announced today that Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta will be the successor of embattled Cardinal Donald Wuerl to lead the Archdiocese of Washington D.C., one of the most prominent sees in the United States… Numerous faithful Catholic laity are outraged over the appointment of Gregory. The Archbishop has a history of showing support for homosexuality, contrary to Catholic teaching, along with other unorthodox positions… The group “Catholic Laity for Orthodox Bishops and Reform” had urged the Holy See to “seek out a worthy candidate who is without ties to Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Mr. Theodore McCarrick, or Donald Cardinal Wuerl.”

Immigration or Invasion — What’s the Difference?

By Dr. Alan Keyes, ChurchMilitant – Moral factors hidden in the word “morale” make all the difference. People entering our territory with arms are invaders if they mean to use those arms to enforce their will upon us. But what if unarmed entrants are organized with a view to using moral force, instead of arms, to achieve the same coercion? Are they not also invaders when they do so without regard to the standing will we have expressed by law; and the avenues, terms and procedures we have established for in-migration?

House Democrats Block Bill to Stop Infanticide For 26th Time, Refuse Care for Aborted Babies Born Alive, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats continue to refuse a request to allow a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions.

President Trump Will Nominate Amy Barrett When Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Seat Opens Up, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Top pro-abortion Democrat Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin also aggressively questioned Barrett about her faith during her nomination hearing to the Seventh Circuit in 2017. The two made it appear that people with sincere, pro-life Catholic beliefs are somehow not qualified to serve as federal judges… “When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for, for years in this country,” Feinstein said.

Nielsen Orders ‘Emergency Surge Operations’ on Southwest Border, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – The Trump administration is speeding up the temporary deployment of another 750 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel – and possibly more – to parts of the Southwest border most affected by the influx of migrants…. The administration also has directed CBP to return to Mexico hundreds of migrants more each day than are currently being sent back… Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen issued the directives in a memorandum to CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan on Monday, telling him to initiate “emergency surge operations.”

The Abortion Industry is Having One of Its Worst Years Ever…Thanks to Pro-Life Efforts, by Jonathan Van Maren

By Jonathan Van Maren, LifeSiteNews – No wonder American abortion activists have been panicking: According to a recent report from Planned Parenthood and the Guttmacher Institute, more than 250 bills restricting abortion have been filed in 41 states since the beginning of 2019. More than 400 pro-life laws have passed in state legislatures since 2011, but the avalanche of pro-life legislation seems to have increased and picked up speed over the past two years, especially with an uptick in “heartbeat bills”….

41 States Have Introduced Over 250 Pro-Life Laws Since January, Planned Parenthood Complains, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Planned Parenthood and its former research arm released a new report this week intended to warn their followers about rising threats to so-called “reproductive rights,” but the numbers will just as likely hearten pro-lifers by putting the scope of 2019’s pro-life legislative progress in perspective.

EXCLUSIVE: HHS Makes $5.1 Million Grant to Pro-Life Community Clinics, by Rachel del Guidice

By Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal – The founder of an organization of community care clinics that cater to women praises the Trump administration for deciding to give her group $5.1 million over three years for use in California, a grant that once might have gone to Planned Parenthood… “With this grant, the administration has opened up a new avenue of health care choices for low-income and underserved women and their families in California,” Kathleen Eaton Bravo, CEO and founder of The Obria Group Inc. and Obria Medical Clinics….

NY Times: Georgia Is Latest State to Pass Fetal Heartbeat Bill as Part of Growing Trend, by Sarah Mervosh

By Sarah Mervosh, New York Times – Tensions over a growing movement to ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected intensified this week as lawmakers in Georgia passed a bill that stands to become one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country… The bill, which narrowly passed in the Republican-controlled legislature on Friday, is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican. The measure generally prohibits the procedure after doctors can discern a fetal heartbeat, a milestone that happens around six weeks of pregnancy — before some women know they are pregnant.

Sen. Mike Lee: Yes, Babies Are a Better Solution to Climate Change Than the Green New Deal

By Sen. Mike Lee, Daily Signal – But what was surprising about the reaction to my speech on the Green New Deal is which chart garnered the most vehement anger. It wasn’t Reagan riding a dinosaur or Utah Gov. Gary Herbert battling tornado-propelled sharks or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserting that the resolution’s own supporters don’t know what’s in it… No, the most controversial poster of the 14-minute speech turned out to be a simple image of six smiling babies… Why such an aggrieved reaction to such a heart-warming image?

The Media Have Done Tremendous Damage to the Country and Themselves

By David Harsanyi, Daily Signal – For the past two years, a large swath of the media engaged in a mass act of self-deception and partisan group think. Perhaps it was Watergate envy, or bitterness over Donald Trump’s victory, or antagonism toward Republicans in general—or, most likely, a little bit of all the above…. But now that special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on Russian collusion, it’s clear that political journalists did the bidding of those who wanted to de-legitimatize and overturn Trump’s election….

Collusion, by David Warren

By David Warren, The Catholic Thing – Well, if the Trump administration was not in collusion with Russia, with whom WERE they in collusion? My own guess is the voters in the Red States, but I’ve already heard other theories…. It has been more fun following politics (in a desultory, Lenten way) in your country than in mine. Up here in the freezer-section north, we have a Liberal government that was caught by a naïve and apparently principled young member of its own cabinet, doing something criminally corrupt on a huge scale…..

Google, Amazon And Other Corporate Giants Target Texas Religious Protection Bills, by Joshua Gill

By Joshua Gill, The Stream -Google, Amazon, IBM and Texas businesses banded together to oppose several Texas bills offering religious exemptions to businesses and state license holders… The group of businesses, along with several local Texas chambers of commerce, sent a letter to the Texas state legislature Wednesday declaring that they will oppose any legislation that affords protections to business owners who refuse service to individuals based on deeply held religious beliefs.

The Coup, Phase Two: Taking Trump Down, by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – According to Barr, “The Special Counsel issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, issued almost 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers, made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses.” All that notwithstanding, Barr says Mueller “did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.”

Trump Says Republicans Will Become ‘Party of Great Health Care’, by Fred Lucas

By Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal – President Donald Trump on Wednesday predicted the demise of Obamacare and that Republicans would become “the party of great health care.”… Trump spoke to reporters in the Oval Office two days after his Justice Department opted not to defend the Affordable Care Act—better known as Obamacare—with an appeal after a federal judge in Texas ruled it unconstitutional in December.

U. S. Rep. Lois Frankel to Pompeo: ‘Your Administration Is Abortion Obsessed’, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of being “obsessed” with abortion… At a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the State Department’s 2020 budget proposal, Frankel cited Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement Tuesday that the administration is expanding enforcement of the Mexico City policy, blocking non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that promote or perform abortions from receiving federal funds.

Africa and the Blood of Christians, by Doug Bandow

By Doug Bandow, The American Conservative – Africa needs reform. Politics needs to incorporate democracy and tolerance. Governments need to become more competent, honest, and responsive. Economies need to better deliver growth and opportunity. People need to reject extremism and cooperate. Although Christians bear the brunt of the persecution, in most African countries, only a handful benefit from the current strife. An end to religious persecution would be a gain for the vast majority.

Nancy Pelosi: We Have a “Moral Responsibility to Protect God’s Creation,” Just Not Babies From Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes Americans need to protect “God’s creation” for future generations, but not future generations from abortion… On Wednesday, the pro-abortion Democratic leader touted her Catholic faith as she introduced a new bill to control climate change. She called protecting the environment a “moral issue” and “the existential threat of our time,” USA Today reports… “If you believe, as I do, that this is God’s creation, this planet, we have a moral responsibility to be good stewards of it,” Pelosi said. “But even if you don’t subscribe to that, you know we have a moral responsibility to future generations.”

The Opiate of the Masses, by Randall Smith

Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – I had the privilege of visiting Havana, Cuba, recently.  I probably won’t be allowed back anytime soon for reasons that will shortly become clear.  While I was there, someone emailed to say, “You have a ‘Catholic Thing’ article up today on clericalism.”  When I finally got Internet access, I found that The Catholic Thing is blocked by the government in Cuba.  You cannot read it there.

Confessions of a Hater, by Rob Schwarzwalder

By Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream – The overwhelming majority of the sexual abuse known to have occurred within Scouting over the past decades has been homosexual in nature. I reviewed each of the 1,932 case files released by the BSA and published in the Los Angeles Times. All but about 15 deal with cases of man-on-boy or older boy-on-younger boy sexual assault… But to the SPLC, none of this mattered. Not the facts, not what I actually said. They found a quote that fit their agenda, pulled it out of context, and used it to make their dishonest case.

US Secretary of State Expands Mexico City Policy, by Christine Rousselle

By Christine Rousselle, CNA – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday an expansion of the pro-life Mexico City Policy and the slashing of funds to the Organization of American States in response to its abortion advocacy… These new policies are designed to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortion or the promotion of abortion abroad… “The American people should rest assured that this administration – and this State Department, and our USAID – will do all we can to safeguard U.S. taxpayer dollars and protect and respect the sanctity of life for people all around the globe,” Pompeo said March 26.

Dems Overplaying Their Hand, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – “The tables have been completely turned, and I believe that we will now see a comprehensive investigation,” comments Matt Barber, co-founder and chief counsel of Christian Civil Rights Watch. “I am calling for, and I know a number of people are now calling for, a second legitimate special counsel investigation and appointment to look into the players behind the scenes that planned, orchestrated, and facilitated this witch hunt.” 

The End of the Collusion Fantasy, by L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham

By L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNSNews – The psychedelic balloon of liberal hope in Robert Mueller is no more. It started to leak helium months ago, and some liberals worried that his final conclusions might be … “disappointing.”… They wanted the special counsel to deliver the goods, the evidence of collusion. This would not make Donald Trump an ordinary run-of -the-mill felon. This would make him complicit in an effort to subvert the federal government. Donald Trump would be a traitor.

How Leftist Ideology Ruins College Students, by Walter E. Williams

By Walter E. Williams, The Daily Signal – Philip Carl Salzman… explains that cancer in a Minding the Campus article, titled “What Your Sons and Daughters Will Learn at University.”… Salzman argues that for most of the 20th century, universities were dedicated to the advancement of knowledge. There was open exchange and competition in the marketplace of ideas. Different opinions were argued and respected…. Most notably in the social sciences, social work, the humanities, education and law, this is no longer the case. Leftist political ideology has emerged.

Assume the Left Lies and You Will Discover the Truth: Reflections on the Trump-Russia Collusion Lie, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – From the beginning, I repeatedly said the charge that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election was a lie. The president’s description of it as a “witch hunt” was accurate… I regularly acknowledged that I was putting my credibility on the line by stating that it was all a hoax. But how did I know that? After all, I wasn’t privy to any confidential intelligence.

CNA: Michigan AG: No Funds for Catholic Adoption Agencies if LGBT Non-Compliant

Catholic News Agency – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has barred state funds from adoption agencies that won’t place children with same-sex couples, after reaching a settlement with the ACLU and same-sex couples who approached a Catholic agency and another Christian agency… The settlement is despite a state law protecting the religious freedom and funding of adoption agencies… “This settlement does nothing to protect the thousands of children in foster care looking for loving homes,” the Michigan Catholic Conference objected in a March 22 Facebook post…

They Are Real: Meet Born-Alive Abortion Survivors

By Chloe Kilano, Human Defense – On Monday, February 25, 2019, the Senate failed to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act in a 53-44 vote. The bill would have provided protection for babies born alive after abortions, and every single Democratic candidate for 2020 voted against it. Thor Benson even went on to tweet that there is no such thing as an abortion survivor. This is void of anything truthful, and the testimonies of abortion survivors below prove it to be so.

And Now It’s Trump’s Turn, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – Around the same time Robert Mueller delivered the Special Counsel report to Attorney General William Barr Friday afternoon, a sudden hailstorm slammed the Nation’s Capital… One minute it was sunny, the next all wind, hail and fury.
For two years, the media has been saying Mueller would be the storm that blows this White House down…

Cardinals Violating Their Vows: A Ho-Hum Story? by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – How is this possible? During a conclave the only people present— the cardinals and a very few other officials— are sworn to secrecy. The oath that they take, set forth by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012, is both clear and solemn: I, N.N., promise and swear that, unless I should receive a special faculty given expressly by the newly-elected Pontiff or by his successors, I will observe absolute and perpetual secrecy with all who are not part of the College of Cardinal electors concerning all matters directly or indirectly related to the ballots cast …..

Every Democrat Who Voted Against the Born Alive Bill Received Money From Planned Parenthood, by Jimmy Lewis

By Jimmy Lewis, LifeNews – The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was introduced to the Senate on Jan. 31 by Republican Sen. Ben Sasse. The legislation came after a Virginia delegate faced backlash for stating that an abortion bill under consideration in the state would allow abortions up until the moment of birth… The Senate bill would “prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion,” according to the bill summary.

Civil Disobedience is a Fundamental Right, Says Venezuelan Cardinal

By Catholic News Agency – “State security agencies exist not to take care of the government but to take care of the citizens,” said Cardinal Baltazar Porras, at a press conference this week… “Therefore every order that is given that goes against the lives of the citizenry is an order to kill, it is an order which there is no duty to carry out nor heed, because civil disobedience is also a fundamental right,” the cardinal stressed.

Science is Never Settled, by Regis Nicoll

By Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine – In his 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore promotes the view that anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW) is fact and has caused nearly every malady in recent history from hurricane Katrina to the spread of malaria. What’s more, things are going to get worse; it’s not a question of if, but when and how much.

Family Leave and the Federal Government, by Brian Mark Weber

By Brian Mark Weber, The Patriot Post – For decades, conservative politicians have talked a good game about limiting the scope and power of the federal government, reducing entitlements, and fostering a sense of self-reliance. Yet they’ve offered little to back up the political rhetoric and, consequently, the Left has run the table on a range of issues by giving the people feel-good government programs.

5 Reasons Christians are Silent While the Innocent Suffer, by Dr. Michael Brown

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – (W)hen faced with injustice in our own day, including the slaughter of the innocent, so many of us are silent. Why?… One reason is that the suffering is often out of sight and therefore out of mind. How many of us even know where an abortion clinic is located in our city? How many of us interact on a regular basis with those affected by abortion?

In Letter To Congress, Attorney General Confirms Mueller Found No Evidence Of Collusion By Trump, by Sean Davis

By Sean Davis, The Federalist – In a four-page letter provided to Congress on Sunday, Attorney General William Barr officially revealed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not find any evidence that President Donald Trump or members of his campaign treasonously colluded with the Russian government to steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton.

Rep. Louie Gohmert: ‘There is a Brazen Invasion Occurring at Our Border’

By CNSNews.com Staff – Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas), a former Texas state judge who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, said in a question-and-answer exchange with CNSNews.com that “there is a brazen invasion occurring at our border.”
“This is a serious humanitarian and national security crisis, and as immigration enforcement professionals have repeatedly affirmed, there is no effective solution to that crisis that doesn’t include a physical barrier along at least part of our southern border,” Gohmert told CNSNews.com.

So Many Illinois Pro-Lifers Flooded the Capitol Opposing Abortions Up to Birth They Had to Shut It Down, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pro-lifers flooded the Illinois Capitol on Wednesday in opposition to several radical pro-abortion bills that would allow unborn babies to be aborted up to birth… The Illinois News Network reports so many people showed up for the peaceful pro-life rally that police temporarily closed access to the capitol due to “overcrowding.”… Photos on Illinois Right to Life’s Facebook page show pro-lifers packed in the capitol rotunda. The pro-life group said more people stood outside the building because they could not get inside.

Against the Dead Consensus

By Various, First Things – We give credit where it is due: Consensus conservatism played a heroic role in defeating Communism in the last century, by promoting prosperity at home and the expansion of a rules-based international order. At its best, the old consensus defended the natural rights of Americans and the “transcendent dignity of the human person, as the visible image of the invisible God” (Pope John Paul II, Centesimus Annus) against the depredations of totalitarian regimes.

Close the Door to Socialism, by Rita Dunaway

By Rita Dunaway, The Stream – The topic of socialism is hot, and that’s alarming. Students of history know socialist experiments end in a hot mess. How could socialist policies even be possible in our Republic, with our Constitution?… Because the brilliant system set forth in our Constitution has been undermined. Conservatives fuss about federal officials ignoring the Constitution. The real problem is that they reinterpret it. How can they do that? Because they’re relativists.

Why Democrats Fear the Electoral College, by David Harsanyi

By David Harsanyi, The Daily Signal – Today we see why the left has worked to convince Americans that majoritarianism is a profound moral good. And it’s not just that the political class is going through another silly debate about the suddenly inconvenient Electoral College. It’s that Democrats are increasingly comfortable attacking foundational ideas of American governance.

CNA: ‘We’re In a Very Different Time Now’: Montreal Officials Oust Crucifix From City Hall

Catholic News Agency – A crucifix that has hung on the wall of Montreal’s City Hall since 1937, reminding city officials to let God guide their decisions, will be taken down for a renovation project, never to be put back, local sources have reported… City councilor Laurence Lavigne-Lalonde (said) “The crucifix was installed during an era that was completely different than the one we live in today”… “We now live in a society that has evolved and is represented by democratic institutions that must be secular, neutral and open to all citizens,” Lavigne-Lalonde added.

No Wonder Trump’s Judicial Nominations Are Important

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – Having judges who will interpret the law as written instead of what they would prefer laws to be is paramount for the preservation of our republic. Thus, it’s no wonder that Democrats, who advocate for activist judges to turn the judiciary into what their party’s founder, Thomas Jefferson, called the “despotic branch”… The Heritage Foundation’s Thomas Jipping reports, “Trump’s 91 judges have received more negative confirmation votes than the 2,653 judges confirmed to the same courts during the entire 20th century combined.”

Socialism Produces Greater Levels of Economic Misery, by Daniel Mitchell

Daniel Mitchell – I relentlessly mock socialism, in part because it’s such a target-rich environment. But I’m also hoping that humor is a way of debunking this wretched ideology. I’m worried, after all, that socialism may triumphthanks to a combination of “public choice” and diminishing societal capital.

Mississippi Gov. Bryant Signs ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Banning Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat

By Henry Rogers, The Stream – Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed a “heartbeat bill” Thursday, which will make abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected illegal in the state… “I am very pro-life, always have been,” Bryant said after signing the legislation. “I think obviously we’ll have some legal challenges on it. We have legal challenges with every pro-life bill that we have ever passed. We anticipate that. We hope that it will get to the Supreme Court and they will uphold it.”

Evangelical Approval of Trump Remains High, but Other Religious Groups are Less Supportive

By Philip Schwadel, Gregory A. Smith, Pew Research Center – More than two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, white evangelical Protestants in the United States continue to overwhelmingly support him, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data. Other religious groups, however, are more divided in their views of the president… Roughly seven-in-ten white evangelical Protestants (69%) say they approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president, according to the Center’s latest polling in January 2019.

Planned Parenthood CEO Lies: Claims Late-Term Abortions “Rare,” But They Kill 13,000 Babies Every Year

By Brittany Hughes, LifeNews – Let’s break down Wen’s claim using actual facts: firstly, the claim that late-term abortions are “rare.”
While not nearly as common as early abortions performed in the first trimester, abortions performed at or after 24 weeks are hardly “rare.” In fact, the CDC estimates that roughly 13,000 of these late-term abortions are performed in the United States every single year. That’s enough unborn babies to fill up about half the L.A. Chargers football stadium.

Media Touts ‘Clear Sign of Human-Caused Climate Change.’ Here Are the Facts, by Marc Morano

By Marc Morano, Daily Signal – Most climate change activists cite the greenhouse gas theory—that man-made gases are causing changes to the Earth’s temperature. Christy noted that this theory predicts an increase in frequency of record-breaking temperatures. Yet the exact opposite is happening in the U.S.—the frequency of those temps is declining.

ADF: Nothing About the Equality Act is Equal, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Attorney Greg Baylor of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) says everyone agrees that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect… “Our laws must respect the constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms that we have, and this Equality Act is a coercive sexual orientation and gender identity law,” Baylor continues. “It really undermines fairness and freedom.”

House Democrats Block 19 Times Vote on Bill to Protect Babies Who Survive Abortion, by Rachel del Guidice

By Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal – Nineteen times House Democrats have blocked a vote on a bill that would protect babies who survive an abortion… “It is a shocking reality that the majority party in the people’s House refuses to allow a vote to protect the lives of newborn babies,” Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said in a statement… This bill simply affords infants born alive during a failed abortion attempt the same care any other newborn would receive.

State-Level Abortion Battles Continue Across the U.S.

By Catholic News Agency – A judge blocked a Kentucky law that would prohibit abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, in the latest setback in efforts to expand abortion restrictions in the United States… Federal Judge David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky ruled on March 16 that Kentucky’s newly-signed law to ban abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy may be unconstitutional, and delayed its enforcement for the next two weeks.

Assisted Suicide Battle Plays Out Across Several States, by Stephen Beale

By Stephen Beale, EWTN News – Key battleground states include Maryland, New Jersey, New York and New Mexico, where the leading advocate for the bills, Compassion and Choices, is focusing its efforts, according to Sean Crowley, a spokesman for the organization. Other states include: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, Utah and Virginia.

Christian Refuses to Pay Taxes Because They Fund Abortions, Wins Court Battle Against IRS, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – An Oregon man won an initial victory against the IRS last year in his determination not to pay taxes because they fund abortions… Michael Bowman, a pro-life Christian, has refused to pay income taxes or file tax returns for more than two decades, National Review reports. He repeatedly has made it very clear why: He believes unborn babies are valuable human beings, and killing them is wrong.

Socialism’s Bloody History Shows Millennials Should Think Twice Before Supporting It, by Stella Morabito

By Stella Morabito, The Federalist – Millennials for Bernie Sanders, Be Careful What You Wish For… So why should we meditate on the gruesome anniversary of Bukharin’s execution 78 years after the fact? Because Stalin’s purges and the reign of terror he invoked throughout Soviet society are actually pretty natural outgrowths of a system that puts too much power in the hands of too few people. That’s why… The current professed yearning for socialism—a system so conducive to corruption, cronyism, censorship, and coercion—just keeps rearing its ugly head.

Ben Shapiro: ‘Hilarious’ That The New York Times Is Complaining ‘About China’s Declining Birthrate’

By Michael Morris., CNSNews – The New York Times is complaining “about China’s declining birthrate.”… “Now, there’s something hilarious about The New York Times complaining about China’s declining birthrate,” stated Ben Shapiro. “The real reason they’re worried about the declining birthrate in China, of course, is because they have a massive social welfare state infrastructure – it’s a communist country. If you don’t have young people, nobody’s paying the bills. And they used a one child policy to completely destroy the future of their country.”

New Mexico Defeats Radical Bill to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The New Mexico Senate rejected a radical pro-abortion bill Thursday that would have kept abortions legal for any reason up to birth in the state… The vote was 18-24. It was a tough fight for pro-life advocates after the bill passed the House in February and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who claims to be Catholic, said she would support it… Pro-life advocates celebrated the victory and praised the Republican and Democratic lawmakers who helped to defeat the bill.

New Open Society Foundations Leader Co-Founded Controversial ‘Catholic Spring’ Groups, by Kevin Jones

By Kevin Jones, CNA – The deeply influential Open Society Foundations has announced that Tom Perriello – a former congressman, pro-abortion rights gubernatorial candidate and co-founder of controversial Catholic political groups linked to John Podesta amid speculation of a “Catholic Spring” revolution against the bishops – will oversee grantmaking and advocacy for the U.S. programs branch of financier George Soros’ philanthropy network.

Fr. John A. Perricone: What in the World Is a “Worship Space”?

By Fr. John A. Perricone, Crisis Magazine – Euphemisms are de rigeur for revolutionaries. Communist states call themselves “people’s republics.” When they instigate conflicts, they are called “wars of liberation.” Abortionists call their abattoirs “pregnancy centers” and their executions “terminations.” Most currently, surgeons call sexual mutilation “gender reassignment.” All of this a clever strategy to stave off natural human revulsion so that after a sufficient passage of time the moral sense is deadened.

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is Diversity a Root Cause of Dual Loyalty?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Yet, allegations of dual loyalty against ethnic groups, even from statesmen, have a long history in American politics… In 1915, ex-President Theodore Roosevelt, at a convention of the Catholic Knights of Columbus, bellowed: “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism … German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans, or Italian-Americans… “There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is a man who is an American and nothing else.”

Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in Fact, Exist? Does Rev. Thomas Rosica? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Is the Vatican an SNL Skit?.. I’m waiting for God to do something like that for all of us. Because the past few years in Church and State really have felt like some kind of weird reality show. Or at best, the worst kind of improv…. Catholic conservative activist Elizabeth Yore came to the latter conclusion recently. She wrote on Twitter: Vatican is an SNL skit. Bishop under investigation for sexual misconduct is on spiritual retreat with Pope Francis….

The Danger of Liberal, Progressive Socialism

By James Robison, Founder and Publisher of The Stream – The once subtle but now radical move toward Socialism in America will prove to be an all-out assault on freedom itself. It replaces trust in Nature’s God and Nature’s Law with idolatrous trust in a source other than God; an idol requiring more slavish devotion than Pharaoh, Caesar, or any wicked king, dictator or emperor. Already we see those who do not honor this freedom-diminishing trend secular deity are demonized in every possible way.

Caxit: Catholics Exiting the Democratic Party, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – Now, there is a website called “Caxit” that calls for Catholics to abandon the Democratic Party… Church Militant reached out to Dori Belmonte, the person behind Caxit, and asked about the purpose of the site. She said that, in addition to encouraging Catholics to leave the Democratic Party, she also has intentions to “give a voice to conservative Catholic parishioners and priests who experience prejudice from the liberal Church hierarchy” and to “shed light on how liberal ideologies have poisoned the Catholic Church from within.”

Immigrants Use Twice the Welfare of U.S.-Born Citizens, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately half of noncitizens living in America are in the country illegally, and researchers from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) explained that even though the Trump administration has taken many measures to reduce immigrants’ reliance on the U.S. welfare system, they still receive a great majority of free benefits dished out by federal and state governments – at taxpayers’ expense… “Sixty-three (63) percent of non-citizen households access welfare programs – compared to 35 percent of native households”…

Few Abuse Scandals Involve Francis as Directly as That of Argentine Bishop

By Inés San Martín, CRUX – Though Pope Francis has faced questions and even criticism for his overall handling of the clerical sexual abuse scandals in Catholicism, few cases touch the pontiff quite as directly as that of Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, who was brought to Rome at the pope’s personal initiative and who now stands accused of abuse… Appointed by Francis to the northern Argentine diocese of Oran, when the bishop resigned at the age of 53 in 2017 he said the move was for “health reasons.” A few months later, Francis named him Assessor to the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See….

California Bishops Praise Death Penalty Moratorium, by Christine Rousselle

By Christine Rousselle, CNA – In his statement, Gomez said that he believed the moral arguments for ending the death penalty were clear… “Every human life is precious and sacred in the eyes of God and every person has a dignity that comes from God. This is true for the innocent and it is true for the guilty. It is true even for those who commit grave evil and are convicted of the most cruel and violent crimes,” said Gomez.

State Dep’t Removed ‘Reproductive Rights’ From Human Rights Report, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – Pushing back against accusations that women’s rights have been excised from annual reports on human rights, a senior State Department official said Wednesday the term “reproductive rights” has been dropped because some advocates interpret the term as incorporating a “right to abortion” – even though U.S. administrations of both parties have not done so.

Federal Court: “Planned Parenthood Does Not Have a 14th Amendment Right to Perform Abortions”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a major victory to Ohio taxpayers Tuesday when it ruled that the state may defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood… Ohio lawmakers tried to cut off the abortion group’s taxpayer funding after it was caught in multiple states allegedly selling aborted baby body parts. Then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the pro-life bill into law in 2016, but Planned Parenthood challenged it in court… The Sixth Circuit ruling, written by Judge Jeffrey Sutton, a George W. Bush-appointee, argued that Planned Parenthood does “not have a Fourteenth Amendment right to perform abortions.”

Anti-Electoral College Plan Almost Two-Thirds There, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – A legal scholar says it’s clear that Democrats are trying to eliminate the Electoral College without going through constitutional amendment process… Many Democrats are still incensed that Hillary Clinton, their presidential candidate in 2016, won the popular vote but lost where it counted – in the Electoral College. Democrats have long opposed the Electoral College because with overwhelming margins of victory in high-population states like California they could dominate future presidential elections based on the popular vote.

Cultural Assimilation Has Corrupted the Church in America, by Jason Surmiller

By Jason Surmiller, Crisis Magazine – The formation of the Catholic bishops’ political mindset begins in the late 1800s with Archbishop John Ireland of Minneapolis and his goal to Americanize the Church. He, along with many of his brother bishops, hoped to strip the parish churches of their ethnic identity and persuaded their followers to become fully American. The bishops realized until that happened, Protestant America would look at Catholics as immigrant outsiders, best barred from the country.

FDA Tells Abortion Activists to Stop Selling Dangerous Abortion Pills Putting Women’s Lives at Risk, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters last week to two abortion groups that are selling dangerous abortion drugs to American women over the internet… The groups are putting women at “significant health risks,” according to the agency. They allow women to buy the drugs online without ever seeing a doctor, though abusive partners or parents could easily buy the drugs as well… It noted that approved abortion drugs in the U.S. are dangerous even when provided legally, writing, “… the drug carries a risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects, including serious and sometimes fatal infections and prolonged heavy bleeding …”

The Most Anti-Christian Country on Earth, John Waters

By John Waters, First Things – The Taoiseach (to outsiders, Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar) recently responded to a call for crucifixes to be removed from the walls of Irish hospitals: Charities and religious bodies that run hospitals and such should have regard for the fact that in modern Ireland there’s now diversity of views on religion and so on. It is the 21st century; a lot of patients, a lot of kids aren’t religious, maybe aren’t Roman Catholic and the ethos of a publicly funded institution should reflect the public.

House Demos’ Election (Fraud) Bill, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, The Patriot Post – The Democrat-controlled House passed bill HR 1 Friday — the dubiously named “For the People Act1.” The purpose of the bill, according to Democrats, is to “expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants.” However, far from “expanding Americans’ access to the ballot box,” the bill instead runs roughshod2 over Americans’ constitutional rights and states’ rights, diminishing the power of citizens’ votes by failing to prohibit noncitizen voting.

Patrick J. Buchanan: How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed

By Patrick J. Buchanan, CNSNews – Hence the grand strategy of the left: to enlarge and alter the U.S. electorate so as to put victory as far out of reach for national Republicans as it is today for California Republicans, and to convert the GOP into America’s permanent minority party… In the Golden State, Democrats control the governors’ chair, every elective state office, both U.S. Senate seats, 46 of 53 U.S. House seats and three-fourths of each house of the state legislature in Sacramento…. How does the left expect to permanently dispossess Middle America?

Why the Democrats Can’t Just Condemn Anti-Semitism, by Rob Schwarzwalder

By Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream – The Democratic party has become like Dr. Frankenstein’s creature.  A collection of parts and pieces with no natural relationship. It includes both anti-Semites and true friends of the Jewish people. Business people and anti-capitalists. People who make their living attacking “Wall Street” but who hold fundraisers at Goldman Sachs. At some point, the tensions become too great and the mutual snarling becomes public. It lives and breathes but its very being is strange.

Catholic Church Disinivites Politician Who Voted for Abortions Up to Birth From Its St. Patrick’s Day Parade, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A New York lawmaker who voted to legalize abortion for basically any reason up to birth is being rebuked by Catholic leaders in his district… For his pro-abortion vote, state Sen. James Gaughran no longer is invited to the Irish-American Catholic St. Patrick’s Day parade in Huntington, New York, according to The Deacon’s Bench. The local Catholic organization also asked Gaughran to resign from its membership.

Why One Alabama Man is Suing on Behalf of an Aborted Fetus, by Jonah McKeown

By Jonah McKeown, CNA – In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the United States, an attorney will represent the estate of an aborted child, after the father filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the six-week old fetus… Court documents allege that a then-16-year-old Alabama woman obtained a medication abortion in February 2017, despite the protestations of her boyfriend, who says he is the father of the child… The man subsequently sued the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville last month, saying that he had wanted to keep the child.

POLITICS: The Day Liberals Went Brain Dead. by Roger Helle

By Roger Helle, Patriot Post – We all remember President Barack Obama’s first meeting with Republican leaders after his election. He stated, “Elections have consequences. I won!” We all know how well that worked. Americans elected someone to unite us but we got a divider. Well, elections do have consequences and the Republican Party can take much of the blame for losing the House this past election.

An Archbishop’s Warning to Catholic Politicians, By Jordan Bloom

By Jordan Bloom, Catholic Herald – Archbishop Joseph Naumann, the chairman of the US bishop’s pro-life committee and Archbishop of Kansas City (pictured), has issued a clear statement that politicians who support abortion should not present themselves for Communion, “for the protection of many others from moral confusion”… “Recent efforts to perpetuate and expand abortion in state laws have illuminated the deplorable actions of some Catholic public officials and advocates,” Naumann said in a statement posted on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Pope Francis’s Socialist Agenda, by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – This reminded me for the umpteenth time that the pope has far more radical ideas than most people realize. Like Bernie Sanders, the pope is a socialist. He has had many unkind words about capitalism (“the dung of the devil”)… Like Sanders, his ideas about economics were shaped by Marxist thinkers and activists… Meanwhile, as the Democratic Party becomes more like a church, the Church, under Francis, is becoming more like a leftist political party… Francis’s increasingly “humanistic” Church seems less concerned with the salvation of souls and more concerned with the creation of an egalitarian utopian society here on earth.

Rhode Island House Passes Bill Legalizing Abortion Up to Birth, Funding Free Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Rhode Island House lawmakers passed a radical pro-abortion bill late Thursday night that would legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth… The pro-abortion bill passed in a 44-30 vote, and now awaits action by the state Senate… State Senate Bill 152 is similar to the new abortion law in New York. It would allow abortions for basically any reason up to birth, even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, and strike down modest abortion restrictions in the state

3 Cardinals, Top Catholic Leaders to Address 2019 Rome Life Forum: Register Now 

LifeSiteNews staff – The theme for this year’s conference is: “City of God vs. City of Man – Global One World Order vs. Christendom.” 2019 marks the fifth anniversary of the event, which is hosted by Voice of the Family… The conference comes at a tumultuous time in not just the Catholic Church but also in the world. Populist and nationalist movements are rising up in opposition to liberalism and multiculturalism. During his pontificate, Pope Francis has welcomed to the Vatican radical environmentalists and population control activists from the United Nations….

The Continued Resilience of Quiet America, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall – America is such a huge and diverse country, and so abundantly endowed with natural and human resources, that it is capable of achieving unprecedented scientific, economic and technological breakthroughs even as its social fabric is tearing apart… Or, put another way, while the media highlights crime, protests, grievances and civil disorder, a majority of Americans still go to work unbothered each day… And in a rare society with a free market, constitutional government and individual freedom, people continue to do amazing things even amid the utter chaos around them.

AP: Verbal Battle Erupts Among Democrats Over Anti-Semitism Remarks

Associated Press – A meeting of House Democrats turned contentious Wednesday as some new members who helped deliver the House majority confronted leaders over a resolution implicitly rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota over her comments on Israel… In the party’s weekly closed meeting, Democrats protested the way Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders tried to rush out a resolution this week responding to Omar’s latest remark about Israel. Omar last week suggested the Jewish state’s supporters are pushing lawmakers to pledge “allegiance” to a foreign country.

The Pro-Life Tortoises and the Pro-Abortion Hares, by Marybeth Hagan

By Marybeth Hagan, Crisis Magazine – Anyone who’s been around the pro-life movement for a while knows that some babies are born alive during late term abortions. Doctors and others determine whether to resuscitate or to lay the infant on a table until he or she dies, as pro-life advocate and nurse Jill Stanek witnessed and has long testified. Pro-lifers also know that some aborted babies, like pro-life advocates Gianna Jessen and Melissa Ohden, survive being aborted and live to address the issue.

POLITICS: Rep. Steve Scalise: Speaker Pelosi Needs to Remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her latest anti-Semitic remarks… Speaking at a town hall event in Washington, D.C., last week, Omar suggested that Israel demands allegiance from U.S. lawmakers… “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” Omar said at the event that was also attended by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).

Video: Capitalism vs. Socialism

By Andy Puzder,  Prager University – Venezuela, once the richest country in South America, is the most recent example of socialism driving a prosperous country into an economic ditch. Maybe you think it’s an unfair example. I’m not sure why, but okay. We’ll ignore the fact that leftist activists celebrated it as a great socialist success–right up until it wasn’t… Capitalism leads to economic democracy. Socialism leads to the economic dictatorship of the elite. Always. And everywhere.

CNA: Tennessee Bishops Oppose ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Over Legal Concerns

Catholic News Agency – In 1973, the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade found that a woman had a constitutional right to abortion throughout pregnancy. This, the bishops noted, created a legal precedent that must be considered when framing legislation that seeks to restrict abortion… The bishops cited similar laws in other states that were passed, but never went into effect because of legal challenges. In those cases, the laws were found to be unconstitutional, and the state was forced to pay significant sums of money to the lawyers representing the pro-abortion challengers to the laws.

Legitimizing the Killing of Innocent Life, by Stephen M. Krason

By Stephen M. Krason, Crisis Magazine – The extent to which one of our two major political parties—the Democrats—has embraced the anti-life, pro-killing ethic is breathtaking. Not only are the Democrats in the House of Representatives so sweepingly pro-abortion that it’s said that on any given vote one can count on only Congressman Dan Lipinski of Chicago and perhaps one or two others in that party to be on the pro-life side. Now we see a Democratic filibuster in the Senate of a bill to protect babies born alive after failed abortions—in effect, a filibuster to protect infanticide.

Catholic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Vows to Sign Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is pushing a radical pro-abortion bill in her state while claiming to be Catholic… “Opponents have expressed fear that, somehow, this legislation would facilitate murder,” said Lujan-Grisham. “Elected officials have no business making a woman’s choices for her. Neither do faraway federal judges who have, in some cases, made a career out of antagonizing marginalized groups, not the least of all women.”

Medicare for All Act Would Fund Abortion, by Christine Rousselle

By Christine Rousselle, CNA – Pro-life and pro-abortion advocates have responded to a bill introduced Thursday which would radically transform health care in the United States and provide government funding for abortion services through Medicare expansion… The Medicare for All Act of 2019 was introduced February 28 by Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI). The bill is co-sponsored by more than 100 House Democrats. Jayapal is also the co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus.

CNA: Trump Joins Pro-Life Activists to Address CPAC

Catholic News Agency – President Donald Trump has accused Democratic politicians of pursuing an “extreme” abortion agenda that would lead to the “execution” of newly born children. The president joined prominent pro-life activists Saturday to address the annual CPAC… In a nearly two-hour long speech, Trump accused the Democratic party of taking a “radical” position on life issues… “Democrats are embracing open borders, socialism, and extreme late-term abortion,” said Trump, to a chorus of boos from the reported crowd of more than 9,000.

When It’s Right to Indict the Democrats, by Dr. Michael Brown

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – A colleague of mine, himself a fellow-believer in Jesus, recently faulted me for calling out the Democrats for voting against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. In his view, as a minister of the gospel, I should not be taking political sides. Rather, I should be asking how Jesus would address the difficult subject of abortion.

HHS Extends Contract to Make ‘Humanized Mice’ With Aborted Baby Parts for Another 90 Days, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – The Department of Health and Human Services says it has granted a second 90-day extension to a contract it has with the University of California at San Francisco that requires UCSF to make “humanized mice.”… These creatures are made by implanting mice with human tissues taken from late-term aborted babies… The HHS’s multi-million-dollar contract with UCSF that requires the construction of these “humanized mice” creates a demand–driven by federal tax dollars–for tissue taken from late-term aborted babies.

Napa Legal Institute Launches to Help Catholic Groups in the ‘Next America’

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – He elaborated on that by referencing the tagline of the Napa Institute, whose conferences aim to equip Catholics for “the next America.”… Holdenried said that term, coined by Archbishop Charles Chaput, was “a warning to American Catholics regarding a growing trend toward secularization in American culture and which meant that Catholics would be facing dwindling relevance, threatening Catholics’ ability to be heard in the public square.”… “What the Napa Legal Institute recognizes now,” he said, “is that the next America is now here.”

Louisiana Takes Action Against Disciplined Abortionist

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Louisiana Right to Life recently wrote to the State Board of Medical Examiners concerning abortionist Kevin Work… Solicitor General Liz Murrill tells OneNewsNow that Work, who had been on probation, was doing abortions in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and had failed to pass an obstetrics and gynecology reinstatement exam… “We wanted to know what he had done to demonstrate his competency and whether he was, in fact, competent to be performing those procedures… because the Medical Licensing Board records showed that his license had been revoked and only reinstated to provide wound care.”

Children Don’t Need ‘Day Care For All,’ They Need Their Mothers, by Joy Pullmann

By Joy Pullmann, The Federalist – Democrats aim to nationalize not only the economy, but also families. Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have both publicly endorsed socialized child care… Warren’s plan is supposedly funded by (what else) wealth confiscation — but only from “the rich,” so don’t worry, everybody. It’s okay to use government force to take money from people who have more than you and use it to employ people.

Bishop of Richmond Won’t Say If Sen. Kaine Should Receive Communion, Even After ‘Appalling’ Pro-Infanticide Vote

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Although the Catholic bishop of Richmond, Va., the Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout, denounced Sen. Tim Kaine’s (D-Va.) vote against providing medical help to infants that survive abortions as “appalling and beyond comprehension,” he would not say whether Kaine, a pro-abortion Catholic, should present himself for Communion at Mass in the Diocese of Richmond.

James Lankford: Defending Religious Freedom Means Living Your Faith, by Fred Lucas

By Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal – “For people that only practice their faith on weekends, I try to remind them: Things that you only do on weekends are called a hobby,” says Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., in remarks Thursday at the the Conservative Political Action Conference… “One of the greatest challenges we have to religious liberty in this modern day is people that actually claim a faith and don’t live a faith,” Lankford said. “Having a culture that is a vibrant culture of faith for people that not only have a faith, but they choose to live it, matters in our culture.”

Why I’m Through Being ‘Pro-Life’, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, CatholicVote – I haven’t even addressed a less charitable possibility: that some pro-lifers call everything a pro-life issue because they want to minimize the importance of abortion. They don’t believe abortion is really that bad (and might even be necessary sometimes), so by lumping everything under the pro-life label, they make abortion just one of many issues. And as we’ve often seen, it becomes an issue that never rises to the top in terms of priority.

House Democrats Block Bill to Stop Infanticide For 10th Time, Cut Off Pro-Life Congressman’s Mic, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – On Thursday, three days after Senate Democrats voted to block a bill to stop infanticide, House Democrats blocked a request by Republicans to vote on a similar bill to require medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions… This is the 12th time Congressional Democrats thwarted an attempt by Republicans to vote on a bill that would provide medical care and treatment for babies who provide survived failed abortions — 10 times in the House and twice in the Senate.

Ten U.S. ‘Catholic’ Senators Just Voted To Allow Babies To Die

Complicit Clergy – The Senate in an evening vote Feb. 25 failed to advance a measure sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, that would have required babies born alive after an abortion to be given medical attention and “the same protection of law as any newborn.”.. The vote to bring the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act forward was 53-44. Sixty votes were needed to invoke cloture and cut off a filibuster of the measure, which Sasse’s press office said was co-sponsored by half the Senate.

Want to Kill a Baby? Call It a ‘Fetus’, by Liberty McArtor

By Liberty McArtor, The Stream – It’s now clearer than ever that “safe abortion care” and “constitutionally protected rights” are really about the ability to kill unwanted offspring, plain and simple… By the abortion camp’s own accepted definition, this baby is no longer a “fetus” or a “pregnancy.” It’s a human being, because it’s been born. And who could argue refusing medical treatment to that tiny, helpless human being?

Trump Slams Democrats for Blocking Bill to Stop Infanticide: “They Don’t Mind Executing Babies After Birth”

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump took to Twitter late Monday to criticize Senate Democrats for blocking a bill to stop infanticide… “Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth,” he tweeted. “This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies.”

All 6 Democratic Presidential Candidates Vote for Infanticide, by Dr. Michael Brown

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – There is no spin that can be put on this. No justification. No explanation that softens the blow. On February 25, 44 Democrat senators, including all 6 declared presidential candidates, voted against the Born Alive Protection Act. Put another way, they voted for infanticide.

Bishop Shames His State’s U.S. Senators Who Voted Against Bill to Stop Infanticide

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island did not mince words as he expressed his horror, calling his senators’ denial of medical aid and human kindness to infants “thoughtless, cruel and indefensible.”.. One of the Rhode Island senators, Jack Reed, is Catholic… “Eternal shame on Senators Reed and Whitehouse of R.I. for opposing this bill which would protect infants already born. Their vote has nothing to do with promoting women’s health or ‘reproductive freedom,’” said Bishop Tobin. “Their stance is thoughtless, cruel and indefensible.”

Only 3 Democrat Senators Vote for Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive After Abortion, by Rachel del Guidice

By Rachel del Guidice, Daily Signal – The Senate voted 53-44 in favor of legislation that would protect survivors of abortion, falling short of the necessary 60 votes to proceed as Democrats blocked the bill when only three of them joined Republicans… Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania were the only Democrats to vote for the bill. All other 44 Democratic senators voted against the bill.

Sacrifice of Children to Weather Gods … and Democrats?, by Marina Medvin

By Marina Medvin, TownHall – The idea that we should sacrifice children for improved weather is nothing new. Before the advent of abortion, ancient Mesoamericans would savagely sacrifice their young children in the belief that the killings would appease the weather gods. Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas all sacrificed children throughout Mexico, Peru and Columbia. These civilizations believed that the barbaric executions would result in weather change.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput: Catholics at the Capitol

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, National Catholic Register – Of course that decision to trust demands not just real love, and not just real courage, but also real faith. We can’t trust a God we don’t believe in. Faith matters because hope and love can’t bear the weight of the suffering in the world without it. Faith matters because it reminds us that there’s good in the world, and meaning to every life; and that the things that make us human are worth fighting for.

Cong. Bob Latta: Shame on Democrats for Repeatedly Blocking Legislation to Save Babies From Infanticide

By Cong. Bob Latta, LifeNews – there are a few times where a comment from a member of Congress or a governor has stopped me in my tracks. That happened recently when I heard Virginia Governor Ralph Northam talk about what would happen to a baby born after a failed late-term abortion. He said, “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Vermont House Passes Bill Legalizing Abortion Up to Birth, Baby “Shall Not Have Independent Rights Under Law”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Vermont House passed a radical pro-abortion bill Thursday that would keep abortions legal and unrestricted for basically any reason up to birth… Vermont House Bill 57 passed overwhelmingly in a 106-36 vote. Lawmakers also rejected 12 amendments that would have allowed some minor, common-sense abortion regulations, including parental notification for minors and counseling

Dubia Cardinals Ask Bishops Where is the Church Going?

Courageous Priest – Before the drift in process, it seems that the difficulty is reduced to that of the abuse of minors, a horrible crime, especially when it is perpetrated by a priest, which is, however, only part of a much greater crisis. The plague of the homosexual agenda has been spread within the Church, promoted by organized networks and protected by a climate of complicity and a conspiracy of silence. The roots of this phenomenon are clearly found in that atmosphere of materialism, of relativism and of hedonism, in which the existence of an absolute moral law, that is without exceptions, is openly called into question.

President Donald Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump today finalized an administrative rule that would partially defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and deprive it of as much as $60 million in taxpayer dollars. This action adds to President Trump’s record of defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion company.

Resignations at Planned Parenthood Prove Baby Body Parts Investigation is Heating Up, by Cheryl Sullenger

By Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue – “Pretty much everyone who had anything to do with the trafficking of aborted babies is gone from Planned Parenthood, including their CEO Cecile Richards,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue… “This isn’t something that happened right after the videos came out. Planned Parenthood wields a great deal of political power, which probably helped them think they could withstand the negative press, but now that it is clear that some of that shielding influence is waning. Resignations are still taking place.”

STUNNING:  Vatican Sex Summit Report: Day One

By Michael Voris, S.T.B., ChurchMilitant – This summit has been assailed as a phony sideshow by homosexual clerics attempting to hide their own homosexual network, chief of which had been Theodore McCarrick, who the network protected for decades and in many ways is the entire reason for this meeting… But there now appears to be much more to this story than just the homosexual angle, as large as that still looms.

California Bill Would Remove Reporting Exemption for Priests in Confessional

By Catholic News Agency – A state senator in California introduced a bill Wednesday which would seek to force priests to violate the sacramental seal of confession in suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. Clergy are already mandatory reporters in the state of California, but there is a legal exemption for material disclosed in the confessional.

Changing Reality With Words, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, The Daily Signal – The reinvention of vocabulary can often be more effective than any social protest movement. Malarial swamps can become healthy “wetlands.” Fetid “dumps” are often rebranded as green “landfills.”… Global warming was once a worry about too much heat… Yet in the last 30 years, record cold spells, inordinate snow levels, and devastating rains have been common. How to square that circle?… Substitute “climate change” for “global warming.”

US Bishops Side With Globalists in Condemning Trump’s Border Wall, by Stephen Kokx

By Stephen Kokx, LifeSiteNews – Last Friday, the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, and the chairman of the committee on migration, Bishop Joe Vásquez, unsurprisingly rebuked President Donald Trump for declaring a national emergency in order to build a wall on America’s southern border.

Why Economics Alone Will Not Make America Great Again, by John Horvat II

By John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine – Consider the fact that the American economy is booming by all major indicators. Unemployment is down to record lows. Inflation is minimal. Consumer confidence is up. We have not seen times like this for decades. Admittedly, wages are still low, and debt levels are off the charts… Indeed, for some, never in recent memory have we been so prosperous. However, at no time in postwar history have we been so divided, unhappy, or lonely.

POLITICS: Comey/McCabe/Rosenstein: The Coup Co-Conspirators, by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, The Patriot Post – Until now, discussions about using the “25th Amendment6” to remove our duly elected president from office, originally attributed to then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, as well as Rosenstein’s own suggestion that he could wear a wire to entrap Trump, had been dismissed as facetious… But McCabe says no. Rosenstein “raised the issue” of the 25th Amendment and “offered to wear a wire7 into the White House.” McCabe says Rosenstein added: “I never get searched when I go into the White House. I could easily wear a recording device. They wouldn’t know it was there.”

The Times, the Abuse Crisis, and the War Against Celibacy, by David G. Bonagura

By David G. Bonagura, Jr., Crisis Magazine – On the eve of the Vatican summit on The Protection of Minors in the Church, the Times, in a panic that homosexuality will be blamed as the cause of the crisis, has decided to go on the offensive to discredit celibacy instead… The Times has long been America’s doyen of the Sexual Revolution, using its pages to push the bounds of accepted sexual practice for decades—recently added to the mainstays of abortion on demand and homosexuality have been attempts to normalize transgender living and open marriages.

LIFENEWS: Nicholas Sandmann Sues Washington Post for $250 Million For Smearing Him

By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Attorneys for Sandmann filed the lawsuit Tuesday, accusing the Washington newspaper of engaging in a “modern-day form of McCarthyism.” The lawsuit also blames CNN and NBC, “among others,” for taking part in the smear, but it does not take direct legal action against those outlets… “The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C., when he was unexpectedly and suddenly confronted by Nathan Phillips, a known Native American activist, who beat a drum and sang loudly within inches of his face,” the lawsuit says.

In America Today, We Plunder and Call It Good, by Walter E. Williams

By Walter E. Williams, Daily Signal – Frederic Bastiat, a French economist and member of the French National Assembly, lived from 1801 to 1850. He had great admiration for our country, except for our two faults—slavery and tariffs… He said: “Look at the United States. There is no country in the world where the law is kept more within its proper domain: the protection of every person’s liberty and property.”… If Bastiat were alive today, he would not have that same level of admiration. The U.S. has become what he fought against for most of his short life.

Abortion – a Reproductive Right … or a Moral Wrong?

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – If the idea of a “Christian abortionist” makes your head spin, you may want to take the opportunity this week to listen to a debate between abortionist Willie Parker and pro-life author Mike Adams… Self-described “Christian abortionist” Willie Parker has spent a good portion of his career trying to synthesize his zest for killing the unborn and his professed embrace of a Christian tradition. But the Bible is true: a man cannot serve two masters. Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries, which is sponsoring the Parker-Adams debate this week.

Pope Francis: Christians Should Not Fear Looking Like ‘Communists’, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart – Too many Christians shy away from the social gospel, Pope Francis said Monday, because they are afraid the Church will end up looking like the communist party… “We ease our conscience a little by giving alms, as long as it does not hurt too much,” he said, because we fear that “with these social things the Church ends up looking like the communist party and this bothers us. Fine, but it was the Lord who said, ‘Where is your brother?’ Not the party, the Lord.”

Doctor to Perform Live 4D Ultrasound at Pro-Life Event in NYC’s Times Square

By Emily Ward, CNSNews – In New York City’s Times Square, on May 4, the pro-life group Focus on the Family (FOTF) will present a live, 4D ultrasound of an unborn baby as part of the pro-family event Alive from New York… At the event, which will also include speakers and live music, a doctor will perform the 4D ultrasound – four-dimensional images – which allows viewers to see a baby moving around in his mother’s womb and potentially kicking, sucking his (or her) thumb, yawning and even smiling.

STUNNING! Dr. John Zmirak & Dr. Taylor Marshall: Corrupt Pope and Bishops? Follow the Money

Dr Taylor Marshall – Why do we have corrupt bishops? Why are they compromised? Follow the money. Dr Taylor Marshall interviews Dr John Zmirak about how bishops receive funds directly from the secular governments and how this dependency creates corruption in places like the United States and Germany. They also discuss “green theology”, Pope Francis, and other topics related to this Catholic problem.

POLITICS: Explaining the Left: Do Leftists Believe What They Say?, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Contributor, The Stream – Why does the left lie?… One is that leftists deem their goals more important than telling the truth… The second reason is leftism is rooted in feelings, not reason or truth. From Karl Marx to Bernie Sanders, left-wing preference for socialism over capitalism is entirely rooted in emotion. Only capitalism creates wealth. Socialism merely spends what capitalism creates. Do leftists not know this? Even if they know it, the emotional pull of socialism prevails.

Supreme Court Rejects Pro-Abortion Attack on Catholic Bishops for Burying Babies Killed in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger,

By Micaiah Bilger,LifeNews – The U.S. Supreme Court granted a victory to Texas Catholic bishops on Tuesday after an abortion chain attacked them for offering to bury babies killed in abortions… The lawsuit by Whole Woman’s Health, a Texas abortion chain notorious for health and safety violations, involves a Texas law that requires abortion facilities to bury or cremate aborted babies’ bodies. The law helps ensure that abortion businesses are not selling aborted babies’ bodies for profit.

Planned Parenthood Called Patty Murray, Who Defended Infanticide, a “Champion.” Bankrolled Her Campaign

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A senator for Washington state since 1992, Murray’s biggest campaign donors include pro-abortion groups. In fact, EMILY’S List, a group dedicated to electing pro-abortion women to Congress, is Murray’s biggest campaign donor, with contributions totaling $610,621, according to Open Secrets… Additionally, Planned Parenthood’s PAC gave Murray a total of $48,033 in the past two decades, according to Open Secrets. This includes $13,391 in 2016, $200 in 2014, $10,249 in 2010, $1,250 in 2008, $1,200 in 2006, $11,750 in 2004 and $9,993 in 1998.

Vatican Sets the Stage for Abuse Summit, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta — two members of a four-member preparatory committee for the Feb. 21-24 meeting — also told reporters Monday that the meeting will not focus on abuse of vulnerable adults or seminarians, nor on the role homosexuality plays in such abuse or its cover-up… Instead, they emphasized what follows the meeting in sharing good practices and implementing measures will be the “essence” of the gathering, so the Church “can be a safe place for minors again.”

Cardinal Joseph Zen: ‘For Love of My People I Will Not Remain Silent’, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey,  CNSNews – Cardinal Joseph Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, gave an interview to CNSNews.com on January 28 in which he discussed his new book, “For Love of My People I Will Not Remain Silent—On the Situation of the Church in China.”… In the interview, Cardinal Zen discussed the agreement that the Holy See made last September with the government of the People Republic of China on the appointment of Catholic bishops in China.

Abortion Lobby Shows Its Hand: How Far It’ll Go to Protect Roe (Locked in an Endless Battle)

By Marissa Mayer,  Alliance Defending Freedom – That’s why, ever since the Supreme Court created a constitutional right to abortion in 1973, abortion activists and the pro-life movement have been locked in an endless legal debate over everything related to abortion. Informed consent, safety regulations, ultrasounds, parental notification, fetal pain, first trimester abortions, webcam abortions, second trimester abortions, fetal viability, partial-birth abortions, freedom of conscience for doctors and nurses, pro-life speech, insurance plans and abortion-inducing drugs, taxpayer-funded abortions… and the list goes on and on.

This is America’s New Face of Brutal Rage and Chaos, By John Horvat

By John Horvat, Imaginative Conservative – At some point this past month, America crossed a Rubicon that dramatically threw our society into a disorder manifested by the denial of reality and truth. However, the unmasking of disorder in all its hideousness has produced more intense longings for a return of a moral order by those who grieve for the nation and who truly love God…

Washington’s Birthday vs. Presidents’ Day

Publius, Patriot Post – Contrary to popular opinion, no action by Congress or order by any President has changed ‘Washington’s Birthday’ to ‘Presidents’ Day.‘”… Furthermore, to call the day “Presidents’ Day” not only diminishes George Washington but elevates presidents like Barack Obama. Whereas Washington sought to keep his oath to “support and defend” the Constitution, Obama undermined it at every turn.

OPINION: Trump Is Right (Here Are the Facts) by Gary Bauer

By Gary Bauer, Patriot Post – President Trump has every legal right to issue this emergency declaration… But, as he conceded during his press conference Friday, there will be a flurry of lawsuits. And he will probably lose in lower left-wing courts still dominated by Obama appointees. I expect the administration to fast-track its appeals to the Supreme Court, where I also expect Trump will prevail, just as he did on the travel ban.

Democrats Will Soon be Forced to Go on Record About Whether They Support Infanticide, by Rachel Del Guidice

By Rachel Del Guidice, LifeNews – Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., praised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for green-lighting a Senate roll call vote on Feb. 25 for Sasse’s legislation protecting abortion survivors… “I want to thank the majority leader for scheduling this vote so that every American can know where their senator stands on the issue of infanticide,” Sasse said in a statement released Thursday.  “A lot of senators spend a lot of time telling people how they fight for the little guy. Well, here’s the chance for them to prove it.”

Shawn Carney: Racism & Abortion

By Shawn Carney, President, 40 Days for Life – Somehow, Ralph Northam is still the governor of Virginia… Abortion advocates rushed to defend Northam after he endorsed infanticide on a recent radio interview. But when racist photos from his medical school yearbook page hit the internet, even staunch supporters called for his resignation… The connection between racism and abortion is nothing new. After all, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a notorious racist who even appeared at a speaking engagement for…the KKK.

Phil Lawler: Cardinal Farrell as Camerlengo: An Astonishingly Ill-Timed Announcement

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Cardinal Farrell was a controversial choice, of course, because he is a protégé of the disgraced former cardinal, Theodore McCarrick. Cardinal Farrell has insisted that he knew nothing about McCarrick’s conduct, although he lived with him and served as his vicar general. He has also said that he knew nothing about the misconduct of the late Father Marcial Maciel, although he also worked closely with Maciel in his days as an official of the Legionaries of Christ.

William Kilpatrick: More Sugarcoating of Islam from Pope Francis

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – It’s often been said of Pope Francis’s bridge-building initiatives with Islam that the traffic over the bridge goes only in one direction—away from Rome and toward Mecca… This also seems to be the case with the pope’s “historic” trip to the United Arab Emirates last week. Although the resulting document requires concessions on the part of both sides, it’s unlikely that the Muslim parties will stick to their end of the bargain. On the other hand, it’s quite likely that Catholics will be strongly encouraged to yield a point or two of doctrine.

President Trump: “Susan B. Anthony’s Pursuit for Equal Rights Demands Respect for Unborn Babies”

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump today marked the birthday of pro-life women’s suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony. In his proclamation, Trump said her pursuit for equal rights and equality for women also included respect for all human life — including unborn children…. “Today, we commemorate the birthday of Susan B. Anthony, an American champion of civil liberties and women’s rights. Susan B. Anthony was a steadfast advocate for the founding principles of our Nation. She advocated tirelessly for life, liberty, and equality for all Americans….”

OPINION: The Catholic Church’s Problem is Homosexuality, by Peter Wolfgang

By Peter Wolfgang, The Stream – “All eyes and ears will be on the Vatican during an unprecedented gathering Feb. 21-24,” reports Catholic News Service, “to discuss the protection of minors in the Catholic Church.” That’s true — unfortunately, because the gathering is going to be a bust… The Catholic sex-abuse crisis is not primarily heterosexual or pedophiliac. The Catholic crisis is primarily homosexual. The gathering is going to be a bust because it is only about “the protection of minors in the Catholic Church.”

Patrick J. Buchanan: Will Diversity Be the Death of the Democrats?

By Patrick J. Buchanan, CNSNews – Both of America’s great national parties are coalitions… But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity — racial, religious, ethnic, cultural — as its own and as America’s “greatest strength.”… Understandably so, for the party is home to a multitude of minorities… It is the domain of the LGBTQ movement. In presidential elections, Democrats win 70 percent of Hispanics, Jews and Asian-Americans, and 90 percent of African-Americans… Yet, lately, the party seems to be careening into a virtual war of all against all.

Nurse Who Held Baby Born Alive After Abortion: Virginia Governor Described ‘Exactly What Happens’, by Lisa Bourne

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews – Stanek discussed the fallout in a recent interview with LifeSiteNews, where she also recalled her experience of learning that the faith-based Chicago-area hospital where she worked in the late 1990’s was leaving children born from botched abortions to die… It was while she was a registered nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn in 1999 that she discovered the hospital was involved in late-term abortions, Stanek recounted… “Sometimes babies survived the abortion procedure,” she said, “and if they survived, they were allowed to die without any medical intervention whatsoever.”…

Paul Kengor: Trump Reveals Liberal Hearts and Minds

By Paul Kengor, American Spectator – I wrote here last week about the reaction to President Trump’s condemnation of socialism in his State of the Union. He said something indisputably factual and indubitably obvious to most Americans: “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.”

AP: McConnell Says Trump to Sign Border Deal, Declare Emergency

Associated Press – President Donald Trump will sign Congress’ border security compromise, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. The announcement removed the last ounce of suspense over the fate of a bill that would provide just a sliver of the money Trump wants to build a wall with Mexico but also would avoid a new government shutdown… But McConnell also said Trump would quickly declare a national emergency. The president has said that move would give him power to divert money from other budget projects into wall building.

Satanic Temple Loses Abortion Religious Freedom Case in Missouri

CNA/EWTN NEWS – The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge against an informed consent abortion law from a self-described Satanic Temple adherent who claimed the state violated her religious beliefs… Chief Justice Zell M. Fischer, writing in a concurring opinion, said that the U.S. Supreme Court “has made it clear that state speech is not religious speech solely because it ‘happens to coincide’ with a religious tenet,” St. Louis Public Radio reports.

POLITICS: Red Old Deal Recycled as Green New Deal, by Mark Alexander 

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – The Democrat Party’s so-called “Green New Deal” (GND), better known as the “Rainbows and Unicorns Resolution of 2019,” is, as I wrote previously, like a watermelon — “green on the outside, but red on the inside.” It’s the ludicrous Millennial effluent of the Leninist “Earth Day” mindset… This behemoth “climate change” charade is, as are all others, about the implementation of socialist economic policies. That consequence is evident in the fact that the absurd mandates of the GND (as outlined in its FAQ document, which was quickly removed from public view) would result in catastrophic worldwide economic collapse.

To Boost Birth Rates, Hungary’s Prime Minister Offers Zero Taxes for Families With 4 or More Kids 

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced… “There are fewer and fewer children born in Europe. For the West, the answer is immigration. For every missing child there should be one coming in and then the numbers will be fine,” he declared. “But we do not need numbers. We need Hungarian children (…) this is Hungary’s answer rather than immigration.”

A New Conservaitve Agenda by Daniel McCarthy

By Daniel McCarthy, First Things – We need a conservative agenda fit for the twenty-¬first century, and the closest thing to it is in fact the program that follows through on the themes of Trump’s 2016 campaign with greater clarity and focus than the administration itself has so far done. This is not because Trump now defines conservatism, as his detractors allege when they complain about a cult of personality… Rather, Trump in 2016, whether consciously or not, drew upon what has been the clear policy alternative to the elite consensus in favor of global liberalism since the early 1990s: economic nationalism, and nationalism more generally….

Louisiana AG Landry Confident His State Will Remain Pro-Life, by J.M. Phelps

By J.M. Phelps, OneNewsNow – Notwithstanding a current legal battle, Louisiana remains one of the most pro-life states in the nation – and a determined attorney general plans to keep it that way… While Chief Justice John Roberts appears to have become the Supreme Court’s new swing vote, he split away last week from the court’s other conservative justices and his previous position on abortion, joining the liberal bloc in halting a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospital facilities.

De-Developing and Dehumanizing the United States, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – The Ehrlichs and Holdren apparently saw abortion as part of this crusade… “An abortion is clearly preferable to adding a child to an over-burdened family or an overburdened society, where the chances that it will realize its full potential are slight,” they wrote… “Those who oppose abortion often raise the argument that a decision is being made for an unborn person who ‘has no say,'” they continued. “But unthinking actions of the very same people help to commit future unheard generations to misery and early death on an overcrowded planet.”

Sins of Omission: The Abusive PA Clergy Abuse Report, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine – “All” of these victims, the report declares, “were brushed aside, in every part of the state, by church leaders who preferred to protect the abusers and their institutions above all.” Or as the introduction to the report sums it up, “Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all.”… Peter Steinfels, of the Commonweal… gets right to the heart of the matter, asking: “Is that true?” The answer, of course, is no, as is clear to anyone who reads beyond the irresponsible introduction and who only read media accounts.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Abortion Extremism Revealed

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – “Baby.” “Ripped from the mother’s womb.” “Living, feeling, beautiful babies.” “Innocent life.” Not a single euphemism in sight. What an extraordinary thing to hear the President of the United States highlighting the humanity of the unborn baby, and calling out pro-abortion extremism, in such clear, unambiguous language before all the nation (and indeed the world!).

Chris Woodward: Heritage Sees Silver Lining in SCOTUS Blocking Abortion Law

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – A public policy group says it’s highly likely the Supreme Court will review a lower court’s ruling on a Louisiana abortion law that’s been making the rounds in courts for more than four years… The 2014 law in Louisiana sought to require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar law in Texas, but the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has more recently ruled in favor of Louisiana’s “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act” (Act 620).

Patrick J. Buchanan: The Green New Deal is a Suicide Note for Democrats

By Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative – After reading an especially radical platform agreed upon by the British Labor Party, one Tory wag described it as “the longest suicide note in history.”.. The phrase comes to mind on reading the resolution calling for a Green New Deal, advanced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and endorsed by at least five of the major Democratic candidates for president… The Green New Deal is designed to recall the halcyon days of the 1930s, when, so the story goes, FDR came to Washington to enact the historic reforms that rescued America from the Great Depression.

He Stabbed His Girlfriend’s Stomach to Kill Her Baby, Won’t be Charged Because of New York’s Abortion Law

By Bill Donohue, LifeNews – Hobson killed both the woman and her baby. He was immediately charged with two crimes, but the charge for killing her baby was subsequently dropped: it was noted that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new abortion law provides no penalties for the killing of unborn children; abortion was removed from the criminal code and inserted into the public health law. Cuomo has not commented on what he has wrought.

Reggie Littlejohn: New York’s Abortion Law is More Barbaric Than China’s Practices

By Reggie Littlejohn, The Stream, – At the time, “Best Practices — Infanticide” constituted a compelling testimony against the brutal enforcement of China’s One Child Policy…. Never did I imagine that ten years later, a law in New York, and a proposed law in Virginia, would allow procedures more extreme even than those required by the Chinese Communist Party under the One Child Policy.

Patti Armstrong: What Did Wearing White at the SOTU Really Represent?

By Patti Armstrong, EWTN News – The suffragettes paved the way for women to fully participate economically, socially and politically, but they did not agree with today’s pro-abortion feminists. In a Time opinion piece, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life political action group, Susan B. Anthony List, explained that many of the suffrage leaders expressed that the rights of mother and child are inextricably linked and that the right to life and the right to vote are rooted in the inherent dignity of each human person.

Child Sex Abuse Called ‘a Serious and Pervasive’ Issue in U.S. Society

By Julie Asher, Catholic News Service – The Tribune is hardly the first media outlet to examine abuse in the nation’s public schools. In December 2016, USA Today published its own series… “Despite decades of repeated sex abuse scandals — from the Roman Catholic Church to the Boy Scouts to scores of news media reports identifying problem teachers — America’s public schools continue to conceal the actions of dangerous educators in ways that allow them to stay in the classroom,” it said.

Lauren Enriquez: After Ralph Northam, The ‘Bodily Autonomy’ Argument For Abortion Is Shot

By Lauren Enriquez, The Federalist – The new national debate over the legality and morality of infanticide may have just unraveled what was left of the bodily autonomy argument. First, the abortion industry’s most powerful ally—the Democrat Party—has spearheaded legislation that would allow abortion until the point of birth (which is now legal in eight states and the District of Columbia), and sanction infanticide when a so-called unwanted child emerged from her mother’s body.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley Responds to Pelosi’s Climate Committee: Does Protecting God’s Creation Include Babies?

By Randy DeSoto, The Western Journal – Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley questioned whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s commitment to protecting God’s creation extended to include babies… On Thursday, Pelosi tweeted, “We have a moral responsibility to protect God’s creation for generations to come. That is why today, we named members to the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. #ActOnClimate.”… Haley replied, “Does God’s creation not include protecting babies as well Madame Speaker? A committee on that issue would be welcome.”

Emily Ward: Sean Hannity: AOC’s Green New Deal Will ‘Destroy America … As We Know It’

By Emily Ward, CNSNews – “[U]nderstand what this is,” Sean Hannity told listeners. “Green energy deal, it will – and I’m going to explain it to you, why – it will destroy America, and America’s economy, as we know it. And there is– literally will turn back the clock on all of the progress that we have made, all the technological advancement that has bettered our lives, to the days where 90 percent of this country were living on family farms. That’s, that’s how far back we’re going to go.”… You know, ‘It’s like the Great Leap Forward dressed up in green camouflage,’ somebody said to me today. And I said, ‘Oh, yeah, that was clever.’

Maureen Mullarkey: The Catholic Church Should Stop Weaseling And Excommunicate Andrew Cuomo

By Maureen Mullarkey, The Federalist – Why aren’t bishops and cardinals more strongly considering excommunicating Cuomo from the Catholic Church, given his disdain for the sanctity of life?… In the 1980s, Catherine McKinnon declared that women would not be equal until they had “the right to kill.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo boasted that New York’s Reproductive Health Act, which was signed into law just days ago, was a milestone in “women’s equality.”… This mystic marriage between the feminist and the governor strips the mask from pro-choice language. Abortion is now what radical feminists wanted all along: unapologetic contract killing.

One Democrat Stood When Trump Called for Banning Late-Term Abortions: Because They’re “Horrific”

By Grace Carr, LifeNews – Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin stood and cheered a call to ban late-term abortions during President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night State of the Union address… Manchin was one of the few Democratic legislators attending the event who applauded the president’s call to action. Republican lawmakers stood and clapped vigorously, while a majority of Democrats remained in their seats.

Pete Baklinski: The 14 Names of Body Parts’ Traffickers Planned Parenthood Wants to Keep Secret in Daleiden Case 

By Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNew – A California judge will decide on Monday if the 14 “secret” pro-abortion “Does” named as accusers in 15 criminal charges brought against pro-life advocate David Daleiden in 2017 will be revealed… Judge Christopher C. Hite of the Superior Court of California in San Francisco heard arguments January 28 from Daleiden’s legal team for why Daleiden’s accusers should be named… Daleiden, 30, is the undercover journalist and director of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) who in 2015 released grisly videos (watch here) allegedly exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal harvesting and sale for profit of body parts from aborted babies.

Hospitals Implement Do Not Resuscitate Orders Without Parental Consent. States are Working to Change That With Simon’s Law, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – Sheryl Crosier’s son died when he was three months old. He had been diagnosed with Trisomy 18. While complications from the syndrome can be fatal, some patients live years after the diagnosis… His doctors had a different idea of how long he should live… In Simon Crosier’s case, doctors placed a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order, along with a “comfort feeds” order in his medical chart. They didn’t ask or tell either parent. Simon passed away on December 3, 2010. Read his heartbreaking story here.

Steven Ertelt: House Democrats Block Request to Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide For a Third Time

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – This is the fourth time Congressional Democrats thwarted an attempt by Republicans to vote on a bill that would provide medical care and treatment for babies who provide survived failed abortions — three times in the House and once in the Senate… “Before the entire House, (Minority Whip Steve Scalise) asked for immediate consideration of a bill that protects infants born alive during abortions. But Democrats rejected my motion and refused to consider it. Why won’t they go on record and tell the American people where they stand on infanticide?” Scalise asked on Twitter following the denial.

John Roberts Joins Liberal Justices as Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

By Mark Sherman, Associated Press, Washington Times – A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights… The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals… Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the court’s four liberals in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case… President Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh, were among the four conservative members of the court who would have allowed the law to take effect.

Catholic News Agency: Trump Talks Life, Religious Freedom at National Prayer Breakfast

Catholic News Agency – President Donald Trump reiterated his support for the unborn and religious liberty at the National Prayer Breakfast, held Thursday morning… Repeating a line from his state of the union address earlier this week, Trump told the assembly that “all children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God.” The room gave the president’s pro-life affirmation loud applause… The annual event, held in Washington, DC, brings religious leaders from different faiths and denominations together with political figures from both parties.

William Kilpatrick: Christianity’s Masculinity Crisis

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – It might seem odd to classify gender theory as a national security threat. After all, if a woman feels she was meant to be a man, there seems to be no reason why her personal desires should have any impact on national policy…. But, as you’re no doubt aware, gender theorists do want to make it a national issue.  They want to challenge all the assumptions about masculinity and femininity upon which a great many social arrangements are based. And they want your children to be indoctrinated in the latest gender fads as soon as they enter school.

Supreme Court Stops Enforcement of Pro-Life Louisiana Law After Roberts Joins Pro-Abortion Minority

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Supreme Court barred enforcement of a Louisiana law called the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act on a five to four vote Thursday night… Pro-abortion attorneys argued that the Louisiana law should be ruled unconstitutional under the precedent of Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The Texas law required abortionists to have admitting privileges and required abortion clinics to meet the same standard as ambulatory surgical centers. However, the Louisiana law did not require clinics to meet the ambulatory center requirements.

Lauretta Brown: SCOTUS Faces Potential Test on Abortion as Louisiana Law Is Halted for Review

By Lauretta Brown, Townhall – Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito temporarily halted a Louisiana abortion law late Friday which had been set to go into effect Monday. The law is halted through Thursday and Alito noted in his brief order that the Justices need time to review the filings in the case and the order “does not reflect any view regarding the merits of the petition for a writ of certiorari that applicants represent they will file.”

George Weigel: The Moral Depravity of Andrew Cuomo & Friends

By George Weigel, Denver Catholic – Of all the obscenities surrounding Governor Cuomo’s January 22 signing of a bill whose title (“The Reproductive Health Act”) would make George Orwell gag, the most cringe-inducing was the signing ceremony itself. You can watch it on YouTube, if you’ve the stomach for it… The ceremony is replete with the self-congratulatory political blather to which many of us have become inured. What is truly sickening is the unholy glee with which Cuomo signed this sordid bill — a demonic mirth shared by the other miscreants on the platform with him.

Michael Brown: Evangelicals, Trump, Abortion, and the State of the Union

By Michael Brown, The Stream – You could sum up in one word why many evangelicals voted for Donald Trump: abortion. It is therefore highly significant that it was Trump who made what might well be the strongest pro-life statement ever in a State of the Union address… But Trump took things to another level by rebuking the celebration of New York’s new abortion law and Virginia Gov. Northam’s infanticide comments. The President minced no words.

Hadley Arkes: The Rediscovery of the Born-Alive Act

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – Of course, it could not be. The aim of that bill is to restore the penalties that had been stripped away from the original bill, the “Born-Alive Infants’ Protection Act of 2002.” That earlier bill sought to plant in the law this key premise: that a child who is born alive, surviving an abortion, has the same claim as any other human being to the protection of the law…

Little Hope for Pain Capable Bill in D.C.

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Mallory Quigley of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List tells OneNewsNow the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has been the groups “top legislative priority” for the last few years… One obstacle, she says, is a 60-vote requirement for passage in the U.S. Senate. A second obstacle is the rabidly pro-abortion House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi… “And now with Speaker Pelosi just dead-set on a pro-abortion agenda in the house,” says Quigley, “it’s an uphill battle for that legislation.”

Fr. Roger Landry: A Nation That Destroys Its Infants Destroys the Common Good

By Fr. Roger Landry, EWTN News – While stating that “to take care of life exacts doing so during the whole of life, and up to the end … [and giving] attention to the conditions of life: health, education, work opportunities and so on,” Francis nevertheless underlined that “the defense of life has its fulcrum in the reception of the one generated and who is still protected in the maternal womb, enveloped in the mother’s womb as in one loving embrace that unites them.”

Pelosi Sits, Scowls, Shakes Head as Trump Says: ‘Let Us Work Together to Build a Culture That Cherishes Innocent Life’

By CNSNews.com Staff – She grimaced when President Trump said: “Let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children–born and unborn–are made in the holy image of God.”… Here is the transcript of what President Donald Trump said in the state of the union about innocent life: “There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our Nation saw in recent days…. “Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.

Fr. George W. Rutler: Comfort My People

By Fr. George W. Rutler, Crisis Magazine – These thoughts came to mind when the governor of Virginia was attacked from all sides for allegations of racism, an offense against human dignity, while his publicly avowed permission to kill babies born as well as unborn, has been neuralgicly downplayed. Grounds for demanding his resignation were not based on infanticide, but on his sophomoric prancing about in blackface….

Micaiah Bilger: Planned Parenthood Launches New Sex Ed Videos Targeting 4 to 9-Year-Old Kids

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Abortion activists are pushing their irresponsible sex agenda on younger and younger children… This week, Planned Parenthood and several partner groups launched a new YouTube channel with sex education videos designed for children as young as 4… “Amaze jr.” advertises itself as a tool to help parents of young children “have healthy conversations” about their bodies, sex and gender.

Full Speech: Pres. Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union Address

FOX NEWS – ‘Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children – born and unborn – are made in the holy image of God.’

‘Resist Infanticide Rally’ in Virginia Draws Hundreds of Pro-Lifers, by Zoey Maraist

By Zoey Maraist, Catholic Herald – Anger and disgust over comments by Virginia politicians supporting abortion even when a woman is delivering her baby inspired hundreds of people with two days’ notice to attend the pro-life Resist Infanticide Rally outside South County High School in Lorton on February 2.

Media Called Out for Shrugging Off Baby-Killing Comments, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Terry Schilling, executive director for American Principles Project, says that when Republicans make a gaffe or misstatement, the media devises campaigns against them — but not so with Democrats… “They come up with things like ‘Republican War Against Women,’ but when it comes to Democrats,” says Schilling, “when they’re openly talking about infanticide, as we saw with Governor Ralph Northam, it becomes a one-day hit and they put it under the rug almost immediately.”

Sen. Murray Stops Bill to Prohibit Infanticide, by Emily Ward 

By Emily Ward , CNSNews – On Monday night, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) used her authority to table a bill in the Senate that would have prohibited the killing of a child that survives an abortion and instituted penalties for any health worker who killed or tried to kill a baby that survived an abortion… The legislation, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, was introduced by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.). When Sasse, on the Senate floor, asked for unanimous consent for the bill to move forward to committee, Sen. Murray objected and did not give her consent. As a result, the bill was stopped.

Congresswomen in White Sit Stone-Faced as Chamber Cheers Trump’s Call to Ban Late-Term Abortion, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – An enduring image from the 2019 State of the Union address: a bloc of Democratic congresswomen, dressed in “suffragette white,” sitting in stony silence as colleagues cheered President Trump’s request for “Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.”

BREAKING: Trump Blasts Democrats’ Abortion Extremism in State of the Union, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – “There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days. Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth,” he said. “These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world. And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia where he stated he would execute a baby after birth.”

Trump Administration Moves to Protect Religious Adoption, Foster-Care Providers, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, The Stream – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently made a move that could be significant for religious child-welfare providers who face federal and state regulations that conflict with their deeply held beliefs when it comes to placing children with same-sex couples. HHS granted a religious exemption to a non-discrimination regulation for faith-based foster-care agencies in South Carolina.

OPINION: The Church and the Abortion Capital, by Ross Douthat

By Ross Douthat, New York Times – In a sense it’s not surprising that a renewed debate about abortion would begin in New York State, which passed a law last week — since imitated, to more controversy, by Virginia Democrats — ratifying the right to kill human beings in utero in the third trimester… Almost 50 years ago, in 1970, New York passed the nation’s most liberal abortion law, a template for the Roe v. Wade decision two years later. And the state has a justifiable reputation as (to quote a 2005 New York magazine story) “the abortion capital of America” — with a strong pro-choice consensus and high abortion rates.

The Catholic Thing: Two (writers) on Abortion

Michael Pakaluk and Tony Francois, The Catholic Thing – When I teach about abortion, I start with a poll. “How many of you believe that abortion is legal only for the first three months of pregnancy?”  All the students raise their hands – naturally enough, because this is what the media has repeatedly told them… I then go to my computer, connected to an overhead projector, and search on “late-term abortion near me.”  The search comes up with clinics in one’s own neighborhood offering abortions up to 24 or even 36 weeks…

‘Choice’ Words for Infanticide, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – She sat in the dirty utility room, rocking him back and forth. He was tiny, barely 10 inches long when the doctors delivered him. His parents didn’t want to hold him, she was told. So for 45 minutes — the only 45 minutes he would have on earth — Jill (Stanek) cradled him, watching his chest rise and fall. Surrounded by the hospital’s stained sheets and trash, his body fell quiet, another victim of live-birth abortion. The last, she decided, she would ever witness.

CNSNews: Planned Parenthood – Which Donated $3M to Va. Gov. Ralph Northam’s Campaign – Calls on Him to Resign

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Dr. Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, called on Northam to resign Friday after he admitted to appearing in the racist photo but didn’t specify which one he was… “As the nation’s largest provider of reproductive health care, we have a responsibility to advocate for our patients, and to provide everyone who walks through our doors with compassionate health care. There is no place for Gov. Ralph Northam’s racist actions or language. He must step down as Governor. The people of Virginia need to be able to trust that their leaders will fight for them, and support policies that protect their health, safety and value their communities. Gov. Northam’s actions have put that in doubt,” Wen said in a statement on Twitter.

The Northam Debacle, by George Neumayr

By George Neumayr, American Spectator – The liberal apoplexy about the Northam debacle is a reminder that the Democrats obsess not over sound policies but the preservation of politically useful images. They don’t want to lose any ground to a president whom they routinely smear as a racist. They live in dread fear of losing a monopoly on the black vote, a monopoly based not upon substantive achievements but on the successful manipulation of identity politics.

Democrats Outraged Against Gov. Northam — For Only Half the Right Reasons

By Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream – Democrats are outraged by Virginia governor Ralph Northam’s past racism. And about his inability to get his story straight: Did he or did he not dress in a Klan get-up or black-face three decades ago, when he was in med school? Then there’s his admitted black-face Michael Jackson costume shortly after graduating from med school… They should be mad. We all should be. But only a couple of days earlier, Democrats and their allies in the media were rallying around Northam for his defense of infanticide.

How Do We Respond to New York’s New Abortion Law? by Michele Chronister

By Michele Chronister, Catholic Exchange – The state of New York recently passed a law that guarantees women the “right” to have an abortion right up to birth at full term. The videos of this bill being passed are heartbreaking — a roomful of men and women clapping and cheering for the abortion of unborn children… I’m sure that I’m not the only one who was deeply, deeply saddened by this outcome. But what can we possibly do in the face of so much evil?… Of course, we can pray. We must pray. We can and should fast, too, in whatever way that we are able.

Cardinal Dolan Gets Canon Law Wrong on Abortion, by Monica M. Miller

By Monica Migliorino Miller, Crisis Magazine – I have already discussed the problem of Dolan’s inaction, and the inaction of bishops generally, when it comes to the scandal of pro-abortion Catholic politicians. However on the same Fox and Friends broadcast, Dolan made further egregious errors to which a response needs to be made. Towards the end of the broadcast the cardinal answered the following question submitted by a viewer: “What is the Church’s stance on a mother who gets an abortion?”

Every Single Democrat Running for President Against Donald Trump is Pro-Abortion! by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The line of Democrats hoping to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020 keeps growing, but the variety of faces does not mean a variety of positions on the abortion issue… So far, every single Democrat who has announced a presidential campaign is pro-abortion… “As the party moves further to the left on abortion, pushing for fewer restrictions and more public funding, it has become almost unthinkable for a pro-life Democrats to make a national run,” the Washington Examiner reports…

Dear Cardinal Dolan, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – I’m just an ordinary laywoman, not one of any particular pedigree or resume such that you should be impressed. But since you candidly asked that we laypeople start speaking up, I will do just that… Do Something… Forgive me, but you must stop wringing your hands and whining and act for the sake of the sheep. Your sheep… The dismal truth is that the credibility of the U.S. bishops is completely shot. That’s the soup you’re in right now. Even so, you must speak with candor and without any care at all for the opinion of the world or the reaction you’ll get.

Katrina Trinko: Senate Democrat Blocks Infanticide Ban

By Katrina Trinko, Daily Signal – Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., blocked Monday night Republican Sen. Ben Sasse’s push to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act by unanimous consent… The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act states that “If an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the United States, and entitled to all the protections of such laws” and would require health care professionals to care for the child and take the child to a hospital… “We have laws against infanticide in this country. This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and therefore, I object,” said Murray, per The Hill.

CNA: Louisiana Law Regulating Abortion Facilities May Head to US Supreme Court

By Catholic News Agency – Abortion rights’ advocates have asked the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency stay of a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals… The bipartisan law, known as the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, or Act 620, was effectively upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Jan. 18 when it rejected a petition to rehear a challenge to the law… A three-judge panel of the court had already upheld Act 620 in September 2018.

Kevin Daley: Supreme Court Will Decide (This) Week on Pro-Life Louisiana Law That Could Close Abortion Clinics

By Kevin Daley, LifeNews – The Supreme Court will delay its decision as to whether a Louisiana abortion law can take effect… The Louisiana measure — which was scheduled to take effect Monday — requires that physicians conducting abortions have admitting privileges at a local hospital… In a short order issued Friday night, Justice Samuel Alito said the Court would block implementation of Louisiana’s law until Feb. 7 because the justices need time to review court filings from each party. The last of those filings was submitted on Friday morning.

Media Misses: Bias Exposed Over Abortion Extremism (Video)

By Jarrett Stepman, The Daily Signal – Few topics bring out media bias more than the issue of abortion. This week was a perfect example of that… Virginia state Delegate Kathy Tran, a Democrat from Fairfax County, introduced a bill that, the lawmaker acknowledged Monday, would allow abortions to be performed as a woman is giving birth… Then Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, followed this up with a defense of the bill Wednesday that actually managed to seem more extreme than the original proposal.

Kathryn J. Lopez: Message and Meaning in a Chaotic Time

By Kathryn Jean Lopez, The Stream – Not everything is about Donald Trump, the next presidential election or politics in general. Not everything has to do with right and left and Republicans and Democrats… When it comes to abortion, there seems to be a new breeze blowing, bringing moments of clarity and even newfound transparency… It started with the new president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen, talking about how providing abortion access remains part of the organization’s core mission. She seemed unashamed to say the a-word, a word that for years pro-choice activists have largely suppressed, opting for euphemisms instead.

Bishop Daly: Pro-Choice Pols Should Not Receive Eucharist

By JD Flynn, CNA – The Bishop of Spokane said Friday that that politicians who publicly support abortion should not receive the Eucharist in his diocese… “Politicians who reside in the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, and who obstinately persevere in their public support for abortion, should not receive Communion without first being reconciled to Christ and the Church,” Bishop Thomas Daly wrote in a Feb. 1 letter to his diocese.

Steve Jordahl: Media Shrugs After VA Gov Describes How to Kill a Baby

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – It’s hard to miss the outrage surrounding the radical abortion bills in New York and now in Virginia – that is unless you’re the mainstream media…. On the heels of New York’s flagrant infanticide law, a statement by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northum (pictured above) sickened pro-lifers and left abortion defenders dithering to defend his defense of controversial legislation… “The infant would be delivered,” Northum, a former pediatric neurologist, said in a radio interview.

Dov Fischer: On Abortion, Killing, Murder, Tearing Limbs, Throwing Out Heads, and Personal Responsibility

By Dov Fischer, American Spectator – We now have states like New York racing to expand their abortion-on-demand laws, in anticipation that the United States Supreme Court soon will revisit Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and overturn all of part of it, finding finally that the opinion was fabricated injudiciously, using hokey reasoning and specious legal precedent to arrive at a politically predetermined conclusion… When Justice Ginsburg or Breyer steps down and is replaced by a Constitutional Originalist, Roe v. Wade presumably will be aborted on the federal landscape, but states still will be allowed to permit abortions in their jurisdictions if they so please.

Ben Shapiro: Recent Abortion Bills Blow Left’s ‘A Baby Is Not a Baby’ Abortion ‘Argument to Smithereens’

By Michael Morris, CNS News – Ben Shapiro called out the left on their recent legislative proposals on abortion, saying that the recent abortion bills blow the left’s “a baby is not a baby” abortion “argument to smithereens.”… “But what the left is acknowledging is that they believe the same thing in reverse. They believe that it is just as morally unproblematic to kill a baby that is fully formed as it is to kill a baby at eight weeks, which blows their entire argument to smithereens because their argument has been, ‘A baby is not a baby. That’s why you can kill it.’”

Primetime CNN, MSNBC Ignore Virginia Dems Supporting Late, Post-Term Abortions

By Curtis Houck, National Right to Life – There were crickets in large swaths of the liberal media on Wednesday as the left’s attempt to advance late-term abortion measures took an even more gruesome turn as pediatric neurologist and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) articulated on WTOP-FM support for infanticide if parents decide with physicians to not provide care to a delivered child if deemed unviable.

THE MASK IS OFF! The Governor of Virginia: Let’s be Civil About Killing Newborns

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – For those who question whether abortion is really “baby killing,” the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, has left us no doubt. Not only does he advocate the possible killing of a newborn baby, he wants us to be “civil” when discussing it…. This is reminiscent of Nazi leaders discussing the slaughter of Jewish children, women, and men in icy, dispassionate terms the way an accountant would discuss balancing the books. Such is the face of evil…. This, of course, is the deadly and logical progression of the spirit of abortion.

Lisa Bourne: Rhode Island’s Catholic Democratic Gov. Backs Abortion Bill Overturning All Pro-Life Laws

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews – Following the lead of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Rhode Island’s pro-abortion Catholic governor supports what amounts to unrestricted abortion written into her state’s law… “I write in strong support of House Bill 5127, which would enshrine the important provisions of Roe v. Wade in state law,” wrote Governor Gina Raimondo (D) in a Jan. 29 letter to Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary Robert Craven.

To Anyone Who Thinks the Ralph Northam Controversy Is Insignificant, by Bruce Ashford

By Bruce Ashford, Daily Signal – Thus, only a few years after the civil rights movement had expanded protection of human dignity, seven lawyers chose to bypass the legislature to rule that an entire class of human beings—unborn babies—will not be guaranteed justice and equality… The effects have been catastrophic, with Roe v. Wade functioning like an environmental disaster on the moral ecology of our nation… The worst effects have been felt by the unborn beings who die violently in the womb during the act of abortion. Indeed, an unborn baby in a medical facility enjoys less legal protection in America than an endangered species of bird.

Opinion: John Zmirak: Andrew Cuomo and ‘Everyone Who Voted for Him Deserves Excommunication’ for NY Abortion Law

By Robert Kraychik, Breitbart – John Zmirak (recalled)… “The pro-life movement was actually quite strong in New York until the last 15 years, and that’s what’s really interesting to me. The pro-life cause was actually 50-50 in New York until quite recently, and what changed it was immigration. What’s changing it everywhere is immigration.”… “What upsets me the most about the Catholic bishops is that they support mass immigration for their own reasons,” said Zmirak. “That makes it impossible to protect the lives of unborn children in one state after another state after another state, and Cardinal Dolan in New York City is a big part of this.”

Saving Andrew Cuomo’s Soul, by Ed Condon

By Ed Condon, CNA – Sixty years ago, John F. Kennedy insisted that his Catholicism was a private matter, and a generation of politicians followed suit. New York Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1984 famously declared himself “privately opposed” to abortion but obliged to support it publicly in the name of representing the whole people… Last week, Cuomo’s son and successor as governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, signed an expansive abortion bill into law, effectively giving license to kill a child up to the moment of birth…

Democrats Now the Party of Infanticide, and No One Can Deny It, by Jonathan Van Maren

By Jonathan Van Maren, LifeSiteNews – The Democrats have overplayed their hand… For decades, abortion activists and their political allies have wisely attempted to avoid the topic of late-term abortion entirely. Many insisted that partial-birth abortion simply did not exist, strategists warned behind closed doors that defending late-term abortion was a sure way to drive more people into the pro-life camp…

Msgr. Charles Pope: Straining Out Gnats but Swallowing Camels, as Seen in a Commercial

By Msgr. Charles Pope – Perhaps my all-time favorite illustration of this awful human tendency is in the Gospel of John: Then the Jews led Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness the Jews did not enter the palace; they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. So Pilate came out … They are plotting to kill a just and innocent man; indeed, they are plotting to kill God. They are acting out of wickedness, envy, jealousy, hatred, and murderous anger, but their primary concern is avoiding ritual uncleanliness! Yes, they are straining out gnats but swallowing camels.

Rachel del Guidice: Pro-Death Advocates Are Just Getting Started

By Rachel del Guidice, CNSNews – “So where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth, she has physical signs that she’s about [to] give birth, would that still be a point at which she could still request an abortion if she was so certified?” state House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert asked Tran. “She’s dilating.”… “My bill would allow that, yes,” Tran answered.

Va. Delegate Tran Says Her Bill Doesn’t Legalize Late-Term Abortion, It Just Makes It Easier

By Craig Millward, CNSNews – Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran (D) responded to criticism of her bill that would eliminate restrictions on abortion in Virginia and would permit abortions to be performed right up to the moment of birth, saying that her bill does “nothing to change” abortion in the latter stages of pregnancy… “I want to be very clear about what is currently allowed by Virginia law. Right now women are allowed to access an abortion in the later stages of pregnancy under certain conditions with the approval of medical doctors,”

Planned Parenthood Called Democrat Governor Who Endorsed Infanticide a “Champion,” Gave Him $3 Million

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is under fire for endorsing infanticide yesterday on a radio talk show. Northam not only defended a bill in the state legislature that would legalize abortions up to birth – even if the mother is dilated — he defended infanticide during a radio show today… Northam apparently thinks it’s okay to kill a baby once the infant is fully delivered.

Graham to Catholics: Expel Cuomo Over NY Abortion Law

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – In response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D-N.Y.) signing of New York’s new abortion law that removes restrictions on late-term abortions and makes it legal to abort preborns until the moment of birth, Rev. Franklin Graham is calling on Catholic leaders to “take a moral stand” against the Catholic governor and excommunicate him from the Roman Catholic Church…. Graham backed Catholic leaders’ urging to excommunicate Cuomo in his re-tweet of an article where they wanted to ban the Democratic governor for his “flagrant celebration of [a] pro-abortion bill.”

Jennifer Hartline: Apparently One Gosnell Just Wasn’t Enough

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – Not to be outdone in bloodlust by New York, the state of Virginia is poised to pass its own abortion legislation that may be even worse than New York’s. (If that is possible.)… Introduced by Democrat Kathy Tran, the Repeal Act would wipe out all existing restrictions on abortions in Virginia. According to Tran, her bill would allow for a woman at full-term, in labor, to still have an abortion if the doctor deemed it “necessary” for her mental or physical health.

Joshua Gill: Democrats to Remove God, Gender Specific Language from Committee Oath

By Joshua Gill, Daily Caller – Republican leadership decried the proposed removal of faith-based language as a sign that the Democratic Party was shifting toward Marxism… “It is incredible, but not surprising, that the Democrats would try to remove God from committee proceedings in one of their first acts in the majority,” House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming told Fox News. “They really have become the party of Karl Marx.”

BREAKING: Trump Blasts Virginia Democrats for Defending Infanticide 

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – President Donald Trump lambasted Virginia Democrats for supporting abortion up until, during, and even after birth, calling Delegate Kathy Tran’s comments on her bill permitting abortion even as a woman goes into labor “terrible.”… Virginia Governor Ralph Northam suggested in comments this morning that Tran’s bill would also allow doctors to refuse to resuscitate an infant born alive after a failed abortion “if that’s what the mother and the family desire.”

Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life CEO: Think New York’s Abortion Law is Barbaric? Here’s What You Should Do

By Shawn Carney, LifeSiteNews – New York has sent our country a barbaric invitation to recognize the humanity of the pre-born baby lost in abortion. And that baby at 39 weeks has the same value, dignity, and humanity at 8 weeks, 16 weeks, or 24 weeks. At no point do we increase in dignity during gestation, we simply grow. Once we dehumanize a person, we become very capable of killing them and this new law puts that reality on full display.

Chad Groening: Voter Fraud – It’s Real … and It’s Lawlessness

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – A former leader in the Texas GOP admits being “shocked” at the recent announcement of massive voter fraud in the Lone Star State for more than two decades… Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton reported last week that the state had discovered about 95,000 non-U.S. citizens on voter rolls going back to 1996 – and that roughly 58,000 of those foreign nationals have reportedly voted in at least one state election. Paxton says illegal voting threatens democracy and deprives individual Texans of their voice in the election process.

Ken Blackwell: What Episode at Lincoln Memorial Teaches Us About Media Standards

By Ken Blackwell, CNSNews – Much of the problem stems from what seems to be a dangerous belief among journalists that it’s better to be first than accurate. The initial story in The Washington Post quoted Phillips at length but did not include a comment from the students. In their rush to run a story that could hurt President Trump, they abandoned basic journalistic standards.

Ed Condon: Excommunicate Cuomo

By Ed Condon, First Things – Let me be clear: I am not arguing that any Catholic politician who has supported or voted for pro-abortion legislation can ipso facto be termed a heretic. Gov. Cuomo’s consistent and vocal support for this particular legislation, his unique role in enacting it, and his flouting of the clear and public admonitions of two bishops who can claim jurisdiction over him make his case unique.

Gov. Cuomo Lights NY Landmarks in Pink, Celebrating Abortion, to Shine Bright Light for Rest of Nation to Follow

By Grace Car, Reporter, Daily Caller – The bill codifies a woman’s right to abort under state law and removes abortion from New York’s criminal code. The bill also allows women to have abortions after 24 weeks in cases where “there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life or health,” according to the legislation. Nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants and qualified health care professionals can provide abortions under the legislation.

Counting the Cost: New York Bishops Fight Hard to Save Money But Not Babies

By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant – Both the pro-abortion Reproductive Health Act (RHA) that became law last week and the Child Victims Act (CVA), which passed the New York legislature on Monday, have been progressing since 2007. In attempts to keep clerical sex abuse victims restricted by the statute of limitations, however, the New York State Catholic Conference (NYSCC) spent millions of dollars and hired expensive lobbying firms to fight the passage of CVA… Cardinal Timothy Dolan, as archbishop of New York and head of the NYSCC, even made an unannounced visit in March to the state capital in Albany to personally lobby against the passage of CVA. None of these measures, however, are on record in the battle to keep RHA from passing.

Planned Parenthood Promotes Facade of Health Care

Patriot Post – Planned Parenthood recently released its annual report for last year. Unsurprisingly, in reviewing the report it’s apparent that abortion is still the organization’s number one business, though PP is still attempting to distort this reality… The abortion mill claims that the procedure amounts to only 3% of its business. But that’s a cleverly disguised farce. Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review explains, “Planned Parenthood arrives at this statistic by dividing the abortion procedures for the year (332,757) by the number of ‘services’ the group provided (9.7 million).

New York and the Conscience of a Nation, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – For 40 years, America has had one of the most extreme abortion laws on the planet. Babies in the womb — boys and girls, unwanted by their families, rejected as members of the human family, have been deprived of their human rights and legal protection until the moment of birth, thanks to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973. But rarely has there been the collective outrage we now see against the New York legislature and its governor, Andrew Cuomo.

Anti-Catholicism Lives Loudly in Democrats, by Ashley McGuire

By Ashley McGuire, RealClearReligion – Democrats just keep outdoing themselves. In the domain of anti-Catholic bigotry, that is… Until recently, it was hard to believe that they could be any more anti-Catholic then they were after the Amy Coney Barrett kerfuffle, in which Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Durbin (D-IL) questioned whether Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith should disqualify her from a circuit court judgeship. Senator Feinstein now infamously said, “The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s a concern.”

Charlie Daniels on Cuomo’s Abortion Law: It’s a ‘New Auschwitz…Satan Is Smiling’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – “Watch the wrinkles on cuomo’s face lengthen as the ramifications of the thousands of murders he has sanctioned come to bear on him,” wrote Charlie Daniels in a Jan. 26 tweet… “The NY legislature has created a new Auschwitz dedicated to the execution of a whole segment of defenseless citizens,” he wrote… “Satan is smiling,” concluded Daniels.

Bishops Wring Their Hands at the Whirlwind of Hell, by Monica M. Miller

By Monica Migliorino Miller, Crisis Magazine – Several years ago, after I taught a course on Church history, my students presented me with a gift. It was an 8-inch tall action-figure of Pope Innocent III they purchased from a novelty store in Frankenmuth, MI. A pope of the thirteenth century, Innocent III, besides approving the Rule of St. Francis, is also known for calling the Albigensian crusade. This odd children’s play-thing came with a short biography which included: “Action-figure’s Weapon of Choice: Excommunication.”

Michael F. Haverluck: Texas Transgender Bills to ‘Ban Christianity’ in Texas?

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – The magnitude of the latest wave of pro-LGBTQ legislation is so severe that one conservative columnist argues that the left is attempting “to ban Christianity in Texas.”… While LGBTQ activists across the Lone Star State are confident that the upcoming state bills will enhance the so-called “gay rights” of Texans, many conservative pastors in the state are fearful that the proposed laws… will diminish their right to express their faith.

Lisa Bourne: Priest Sticks Up for Covington Catholic Students After They Defended Him From Mob’s Slurs 

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews – A Catholic priest was the target of bigoted slurs from the radical activist group involved in the encounter last Friday between Nathan Phillips and Covington Catholic High School students – and the Covington kids reacted swiftly to defend the priest and their faith… “The Covington Catholic High School students were willing to immediately act in defense of me and our Catholic faith,” Hambrough told LifeSiteNews.

Deacon Greg Kandra: President Trump Nominates Deacon to U.S. Court of Appeals

By Deacon Greg Kandra, Patheos – My friend and legal eagle Tom Zampino alerted me to this bit of news: President Trump this week nominated a deacon from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Judge Joseph Bianco to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.   

George J. Marlin: Should Governor Andrew Cuomo be Excommunicated?

By George J. Marlin, The Catholic Thing – In March 1970, the New York State Legislature repealed the anti-abortion law that had been on the books since 1830.  The bill narrowly passed, due to support from several legislators from heavily Catholic districts who were subsequently defeated for their apostasy in the November elections… Back in those days, the Catholic Church in New York possessed moral authority; and the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Terrence Cooke, was not afraid to use that power in the public square.

Dr. Michael Brown: The Radical Left Has Reminded Me Why I Voted for Donald Trump

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – For the last 26 months, I have explained over and again why I, as an evangelical leader, voted for Donald Trump. But in recent days, I have felt the weight of it all over again. There really were strong reasons to vote for Trump. Given similar circumstances in 2020, I would vote for him again.

New York’s Not Alone: Here’s a List of States That Permit Abortion Up to Birth, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, Townhall – Many have been upset recently by New York’s new permissive abortion law that allows abortion “within 24 weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life or health.”… However, New York’s law is not as extreme as the policies in the following seven states that have no, or little, restrictions on abortion and allow abortion up until birth, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research and policy group.

The Point: What the Pro-Abortion Movement Really Wants

By John Stonestreet &  G. Shane Morris, Breakpoint – To the sound of supporters chanting “free abortion on demand, we can do it, yes we can,” the New York legislature just passed the terribly named “Reproductive Health Act.” It’s the most radically pro-abortion state-level initiative in recent memory… The new law has nothing to do with health, and everything to do with death… Take note. The pro-choice movement just revealed its true face. It’s not about choice. It’s about glorifying, even idolizing, death as the path to a good life, with cult-like glee…

New York’s New Abortion Law is Terrible. Just like Roe v. Wade

By Austin Ruse and Cathy Ruse, JD, The Stream – Pro-lifers are making a mistake by touting the new abortion law in New York state as anything drastically new… Roe v. Wade itself legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy… Most Americans have no idea how radical our national abortion law is. Why would they? A day after the Roe ruling, the headline in the New York Times read: “High Court Rules Abortions Legal the First 3 Months.” The original Fake News.

Cardinal Dolan: Excommunicating Andrew Cuomo “Not an Appropriate Response” for Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Through a spokesman, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said that excommunicating the governor is “not an appropriate response.” He went on to say that excommunication is typically called for by frustrated Catholics who are upset… As a reported for CNN tweeted: “I asked @CardinalDolan‘s spokesman about the calls for Gov. Cuomo to be excommunicated over NY’s new abortion bill. While emphasizing that this should not be considered a comment on any specific person, he said excommunication “should not be used as a weapon.”

PragerU: What You Need to Know About Planned Parenthood (Video)

By Lila Rose, PragerU – What does Planned Parenthood really do? What do they actually stand for? President and founder of Live Action, Lila Rose, lays out everything you need to know about Planned Parenthood.

Joan Frawley Desmond: Christians in the Cultural Crosshairs

By Joan Frawley Desmond, EWTN – On Jan. 18, Catholic high-school boys were condemned as racists in national news after an online video suggested they had disrespected a Native-American elder during a trip to Washington, D.C., for the March for Life. And Lady Gaga, the pop megastar, interrupted a Jan. 19 set in Las Vegas to denounce Karen Pence, the vice president’s wife, for teaching art at Immanuel Christian School, a private institution that upholds biblical norms on marriage and sexual ethics…

Lisa Bourne: Two US Bishops Support Excommunication of New York Governor Over ‘Vile’ Abortion Law

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews – Two U.S. bishops are calling for the excommunication of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his role in enshrining a “fundamental right” to virtually-unlimited abortion in the state… Knoxville, Tennessee, Bishop Richard Stika and Tyler, Texas, Bishop Joseph Strickland both indicated that if Cuomo lived in their jurisdiction they would take action. Strickland urged Cuomo’s ordinaries to do so… Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan responded today to calls for Cuomo’s excommunication, saying via a spokesperson that excommunication is “not an appropriate response.”…

Abortion Giant Didn’t Need Taxpayers’ Money But Got it Anyway

Planned Parenthood really doesn’t need the flow of federal tax dollars into its coffers. That’s the view of an expert who keeps the abortion giant under a microscope…. In its 2016-2017 report, Planned Parenthood reported an income of $1.46 billion; in 2017-2018, that number jumped to $1.67 billion – $563.8 million of which came from the federal government. Planned Parenthood also spent the year claiming Congress was trying to defund them, according to Jim Sedlak of the American Life League.

David Carlin: Silencing Catholic Speech

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – In the United States, in recent decades, this campaign against homophobic hate speech has been very effective. Almost never nowadays does anybody dare to utter a public word of disapproval against homosexuality… What about the Catholic Church? Has the homosexualist campaign against “hate speech” had the effect of silencing the Church, of preventing it from communicating its ancient teaching that homosexual sodomy is sinful?

Nancy Flory: New York State Downgrades From ‘Nineveh’ to ‘Sodom’ With New Abortion Law

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – As The Daily Wire reports: On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, delighted that the New York legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act which would allow mothers to kill (pardon me, abort) their babies up until birth, celebrated this legalized murder by ordering that the spire at One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany all be lit in pink on Tuesday night.

Edward Peters: From Msgr. Pope’s Lips to the Bishops’ Ears

By Edward Peters, JD, JCD, Ref. Sig. Ap., Blog – Andrew Cuomo played in pushing, signing, and celebrating that state’s new, gruesome abortion law, that Cuomo-qua-Catholic must now face ecclesiastical consequences for his egregious actions. (Msgr.) Pope acknowledges, though, that he is not a canon lawyer and seems implicitly to ask for input from those who are regarding possible consequences. My thoughts follow

Emily Ward: Planned Parenthood Did More Than 2 Million Abortions While Funded by Republican House

By Emily Ward, CNSNews – Planned Parenthood did more than 2 million abortions while receiving federal funding through appropriations approved by the House of Representatives when the House was controlled by Republicans from the beginning of 2011 through the beginning of 2019, according to abortion numbers published in Planned Parenthood’s annual reports.

Austin Ruse: Disgraced Cardinal Must Not Address Catholic Conference

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – What message is sent to victims of priest sex abuse that Cardinal Roger Mahoney will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Los Angeles Archdiocesan Education Conference, the largest Catholic gathering in the country?… Exactly five years ago, Archbishop Jose Gomez stripped Mahoney of all administrative and public church duties. Why? Gomez was nice about it, but he said, “My predecessor … has expressed his sorrow for his failure to fully protect young people entrusted to his care.”

Doug Mainwaring: Pro-Gay Kentucky Bishop Trashes Covington Boys: Wearing a Trump Hat Isn’t Pro-Life

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – A Kentucky bishop known for pro-homosexual advocacy has published a commentary criticizing the high school boys who marched against abortion in Washington, D.C. for wearing Make America Great Again (MAGA) hats… “I am ashamed that the actions of Kentucky Catholic high school students have become a contradiction of the very reverence for human life that the march is supposed to manifest,” wrote Lexington Bishop John Stowe…

By Steven Ertelt: You Can’t Give a Lethal Injection to Murderers in New York, But You Can Give One to an Unborn Baby

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – But in one analysis article, pro-life columnist Matt Walsh made an interesting observation. He noted how the state of New York prohibits the death penalty but now allows abortions of unborn babies up until the day of their birth. That makes it so that while convicted murderers can’t receive a lethal injection, unborn babies can.

Catholic Leaders: Excommunicate Gov. Cuomo Over New York’s Extreme Abortion Law

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – “The bishops’ statement is welcome,” author John Zmirak told LifeSiteNews. “Sadly, it’s a day late and a dollar short… For how long have ‘Catholic’ politicians who support laws like this been allowed to receive Holy Communion by New York bishops?” he asked… Zmirak, 54, believes that a “massive influx” of abortion-supporting immigrants have changed the political balance in New York… “When I grew up in New York City, the pro-life cause had a fighting chance… We elected pro-life senators like James Buckley and Al D’Amato. But the massive influx of pro-choice voting immigrants has changed all that. Our bishops, who constantly oppose border enforcement, helped make this inevitable.”

OPINION: It’s Toxic Media That Hurts America, Not Toxic Masculinity, by John Dempsey

By John Dempsey, Townhall – Gillette shaving company started last week with a bang. Their “toxic masculinity” commercial attacked all men as rapists, bullies, and brutes. According to the company, masculine men have these issues, and we are the downfall of our society and culture. The media and left-wing pundits agreed and widely praised the ad.

Chris Woodward: TX Permitted to Drop PP Money After Appeals Court Ruling-“Big Win for Taxpayers”

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – The public can expect to hear a lot more in coming weeks about the state of Texas dropping Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program…. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a district court’s decision that prevented Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program… Speaking on the “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” radio program, Attorney General Ken Paxton called the ruling a big win for taxpayers.

Melissa Mackenzie: Andrew Breitbart Was Right About the Media

By Melissa Mackenzie, American Spectator – I am at war with the mainstream media because they portray themselves as objective observers of reality, when they’re no such thing. They’re partisan critical theory hacks… They have nothing but contempt for the American people. – Andrew Breitbart

One World Trade Center Lit Up Pink to Celebrate New York Passing Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

By Brittany Hughes, LifeNews – The One World Trade Center was lit up pink Tuesday night to celebrate the passage of a bill by the New York state legislature that legalizes abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy while rolling back protections for babies born alive after a botched abortion… The “Reproductive Health Act”… relaxes the state’s already-permissive abortion laws to allow abortions past the 24 week of pregnancy – the current limit in New York – while also allowing non-doctors to perform abortions

World Watches Battle Between Covington Boys and Mainstream Media – Live Updates, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – “The only innocent people on Saturday morning in Washington were the kids from Covington,” (Talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh) declared, saying they did nothing but “show up at a rally for life wearing their ‘Make America Great Again’ hats. They’re from a Catholic school; so they had everything going against them. They’re white, they’re teenagers, they’re wearing Trump hats, and they are Catholics. They believe in Jesus Christ.”…

Trump Vows to Have SOTU in ‘Alternative’ Location, by Fred Lucas

By Fred Lucas, Daily Signal – President Donald Trump said he would deliver the State of the Union in an “alternative” location after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said he would not be welcome in the House, the traditional venue… Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James, as part of a meeting of conservative leaders, told the president he was welcome to hold it at The Heritage Foundation, located near Capitol Hill, according to a Politico reporter.

Mark Ballard: Law That Will Soon Close More Louisiana Abortion Clinics Goes into Effect Next Week 

By Mark Ballard, The Advocate – On the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday that a new law would go into effect next week that could further limit access to pregnancy termination procedures in Louisiana… Starting Monday, Jan. 28, physicians who perform abortions must have permission to use nearby hospitals, called “admitting privileges,” Landry said in a news release. That’s barring any appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of a decision last week by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court Appeals.

The Real Climate-Change Deniers: Exposing a Mainstream Myth, by Vijay Jayaraj

By Vijay Jayaraj, The Stream – Money Motivates the Mainstream Myth… Why this abandonment of skepticism in climate science?… If alarmists admit that real-world temperatures differ so much from their claims, the doomsday narrative will die. There will be a backlash among both the public and policymakers. Billions of government research dollars will dry up. Elite scientists will lose their jobs. The renewable energy industry will lose billions in subsidies.

Phil Lawler: They Came for Covington Catholic; Next Will They Come for You?

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – What happened at the Lincoln Memorial was a classic demonstration of Alinsky tactics: a staged confrontation, an emotional appeal to the media, and then a scorched-earth campaign to demonize the opposition. For a few days it worked. And to their shame, many prominent pro-lifers succumbed to the propaganda and joined in the group-hate.

How the Corporate Pill Pushers Started the Opioid Crisis

By Brian Saady, The American Conservative – A federal judge has ruled that a massive lawsuit that blames drug manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacies for the American opioid epidemic will proceed to trial… “It is accurate to describe the opioid epidemic as a man-made plague, twenty years in the making. The pain, death, and heartache it has wrought cannot be overstated,” blasted U.S. District Judge Dan Polster… Take Purdue Pharma, the first manufacturer of OxyContin and the most high-profile defendant in this case. The company has reportedly made $35 billion from the sale of OxyContin since its introduction in 1995… that sold the painkiller as a pill to “start with and to stay with” that was “virtually non-addictive. [1]”

EXCLUSIVE: David Daleiden: Planned Parenthood Likely in ‘Chills’ Over Supreme Court Scrutiny

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – In November, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) filed a petition with the Supreme Court requesting that it dismiss Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against CMP for recording the undercover videos in the first place. CMP argues that the suit ignores California’s Anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) laws that protect journalists from retaliation by public speakers.

Report: Native American Rights Activists Attempt to Disrupt Mass at National Shrine, by Ed Condon

By Ed Condon, Catholic News Agency – While chanting and playing ceremonial drums, a group of Native American rights activists reportedly led by the man at the center of a videotaped confrontation with Kentucky high school students that went viral attempted Jan. 19 to enter Washington, D.C.’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during a Saturday evening Mass… “It was really upsetting,” the (shrine security guard) told CNA. “There were about 20 people trying to get in, we had to lock the doors and everything.”