Colorado Dems Push Sweeping Pro-Abortion Law

Law would limit the ability of state, local lawmakers to regulate abortions
Demonstrators rally against Colorado Senate Bill 175 / AP

Colorado Democrats will attempt to push through one of the most extreme pro-abortion laws in the country on Wednesday evening.

This AP Story on Abortion Opponents Is Ridiculous

Satan

Here is the opening graf of an AP report on “anti-abortion voters” published Tuesday:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling their opponents Satan worshippers and savages, anti-abortion lawmakers on Wednesday insisted that Republican contenders keep an intense focus on social issues in the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race.

“Calling their opponents Satan worshippers.” That sounds pretty serious. Tell us more, AP:

Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican who is a favorite of the tea party, said supporters of abortion rights chant “Hail, Satan” to silence their enemies. …

“Arm-in-arm, chanting ‘Hail, Satan,’ embracing the right to take the life of a late-term child,” Cruz said of supporters of abortion rights.

He was referencing protests in Austin, Texas, last year over an abortion bill. While anti-abortion activists were giving speeches and singing “Amazing Grace,” others tried to drown them out with chants.

Does this constitute calling your opponent a “Satan worshipper”? Seems like Cruz is simply describing something that happened at a particular protest in Austin last year, where Democratic state senator Wendy Davis elevated her political career by filibustering legislation to ban late-term abortions.

The First Woman President

Column: It’s not Hillary
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So long have I waited for the glass ceiling to be shattered, for the barrier to be breached, for the blessed moment to arrive. I had thought that the day that begins with a woman in the Oval Office, with more than 50 percent of our population feeling truly represented, was a day long in coming. I had thought 2008 would be the year we made history, with Hillary Clinton coming so close to the Democratic nomination, with Sarah Palin becoming the first woman on the Republican ticket.

Thousands Brave the Cold to March for Life

Feature: Pro-life marchers make their voices heard in Washington, D.C.
The March for Life 2014 / AP

They came from North Dakota and Kansas and closer to the nation’s capital, bringing their signs, their voices, and, in many cases, their children as they braved single-digit weather to express their dearly-held belief: “There is an unalienable right to life, and that right extends to the unborn.”

America’s Moral Foundation

Review of Slavery, Abortion, and the Politics of Constitutional Meaning
Pro-life and pro-abortion protestors in front of the Supreme Court

The Civil War was a turning point in the moral history of the United States. Previously the country had tolerated slavery, a direct affront to the founding proposition, contained in the Declaration of Independence, that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” The Civil War purged this moral blight from the country by ending the enslavement of some men by others.