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Landslide Majority Supports Legislation That Would Put Abortion Doctors Out of Business

Democrats have it in their heads that Americans believe women should be able to get abortions without even any reasonable restrictions on the practice. A new survey shows they’re wrong. While the poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that a majority support keeping abortion legal, they are also strongly in favor of a…

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White House Announces Trump Will Become the First President To Attend March for Life

The White House announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump would be the first sitting president to attend the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The announcement, which has been championed by those in the pro-life movement, came as the Senate began hearing opening arguments in Trump’s impeachment trial. The March for Life…

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Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Want Candidate Who Supports ‘Significant Restrictions’ on Abortion

Democratic presidential candidates have eagerly embraced radical pro-abortion stances, but two-thirds of Americans want to vote for political candidates who favor “significant restrictions” on abortion, according to a recent poll.

The annual Marist poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus showed that 55 percent of Americans identify as pro-choice. However, 70 percent of the country, including nearly half of self-described pro-choice respondents, oppose all abortions or believe they should be permitted only during the first 12 weeks, in medical emergencies, or in cases of rape or incest.

The data do not bode well for the leading Democratic presidential candidates, all of whom espouse ambitious pro-abortion policy platforms. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) wants to install a federal statutory right that “parallels the constitutional right in Roe v. Wade” and prohibit states from restricting abortion in later months of pregnancy. Former vice president Joe Biden also capitulated to a progressive outcry last year and committed himself to oppose the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortion through Medicaid.

Most Americans oppose these policy positions put forth by the presidential contenders, according to the poll. Three-in-five Americans want the Supreme Court to reinterpret Roe v. Wade to either abolish all abortions or allow states to impose certain restrictions on abortion, and 60 percent of the country opposes the use of taxpayer money to fund abortion. Support for such restrictions crosses ideological lines, including many people who want abortion to remain legal.

“The variation of what people mean when they say pro-choice runs the gamut from so-called abortion-on-demand to really substantial restrictions,” Andrew Walther, vice president of the Knights of Columbus, said during a press call. “So, that label as an indicator of position is largely meaningless.”

President Donald Trump has enacted several pro-life policies in office. He has reinstated the Mexico City policy, which prohibits government funding to NGOs that promote abortion abroad. He has also prohibited recipients of federal Title X family planning programs from advising patients to seek abortion except in case of rape, incest, or medical emergency. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, dropped out of the program, rather than comply.

The general public tends to support Trump’s policy on abortion. For example, more than 75 percent of Americans oppose using tax dollars to support abortion in other countries.

The survey found that pro-life Americans are more likely than their pro-choice counterparts to consider a presidential candidate’s abortion stance as a “major factor” when deciding their vote. Furthermore, while 78 percent of Democrats identify as pro-choice, more than two-in-five of them support some sort of “significant restriction” on abortion.

Pollsters interviewed more than 1,200 adults across the United States in early January. The results are statistically significant within a margin of 3.7 percent.

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Professors at Catholic University Outraged over Screening of Pro-Life Movie ‘Unplanned’

Dozens of professors at King’s University College in Ontario, Canada, are outraged over the screening of the pro-life film, Unplanned. The professors believe the screening of the pro-life film will hinder the Catholic school’s efforts to recruit “excellent” students. The school’s principal responded by stating that while professors “do not need to prescribe to the tenets of the Catholic Church,” the Campus Ministry is still allowed to share its belief that life begins at conception.

Planned Parenthood Exposed: Report Shows Why Oft-Mentioned 4 Percent Stat Is Misleading

Although the number of yearly abortions in the U.S. appears to be declining, Planned Parenthood reached an all-time high in the 2018 fiscal year and performed 345,672 abortions, nearly 13,000 more than the year before. Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading abortion provider, but its most recent annual report claims abortions were only 4 percent…

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Pope Francis: Right to Life Is ‘Preeminent’ Social and Political Issue

Pope Francis told U.S. bishops in the Vatican Thursday that the right to life is the “preeminent” social and political issue of our day, because “if you’re not alive you can’t do anything else.”

Radical Feminists Claim Responsibility for Torching Pro-Life Journalist’s Car, Vandalizing Churches

The German radical feminist group “Feminist Autonomous Cell” claims it began a string of crimes in late December by vandalizing an evangelical church and setting fire to a minibus outside of the church in the German city of Tübingen. According to Breitbart, about a week later on New Years Eve, FAC claimed responsibility for torching…

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‘Political Intervention’: Liberty Counsel Chairman Slams ‘Despicable’ Planned Parenthood’s Historic $45M Donation

As tensions rise in the midst of the 2020 presidential election season, Planned Parenthood this week launched the largest electoral campaign in its history, with plans to spend $45 million on pro-choice candidates. It is no surprise that Planned Parenthood is funding pro-abortion politicians, the vast majority of whom are Democrats. In a July 2019…

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Trump Makes Inroads with Black Voters Through Church Outreach

In the eight years since he became a pastor at First Immanuel Baptist Church, Todd Johnson says he’s seen his congregation’s politics make a subtle shift. The Philadelphia church, which recently hosted a Donald Trump campaign event reaching out to black voters, has “more people now who are more open to voting for someone other…

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Researchers Pay Mexican Women to Get Pregnant Then Abort

Researchers have conducted experiments on dozens of young Mexican women, paying them to be artificially inseminated and then extracting their embryos for analysis, NPR reported Thursday.