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.
The House passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act on Tuesday, which would ban federal insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act to be used to purchase plans that cover abortion.
A new Marist University poll released Wednesday reveals that 62 percent of Americans support “changing laws to allow for some restrictions on abortion,” LifeNews.com reports.
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.”
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.
Pope Francis called the practice of abortion “horrific” and that it is part of a new culture that wastes human life as easily as it wastes food on Monday.
Abortion levels in New Zealand have dropped 20 percent in five years and have fallen to their lowest levels in 20 years, LifeNews.com reports.
The European Union’s parliamentary body, the European Parliament, rejected a report on Tuesday that said abortion was a “human right.”
Abortion rates nationwide are steadily declining according to a newly released report from the Center for Disease Control.