ObamaCare’s Next Act: King v. Burwell

King v. Burwell? Never heard of it?  You may soon. On March 4 the Supreme Court will hear the case. The question before the justices is: What did Congress really mean when it wrote the ObamaCare law? You know, the erroneously-named “Affordable Care Act” (ACA), aka ObamaCare.  The...
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Elections Have Consequences

Connie Marshner In the wake of the recent disappointment with Congress’ failure to vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act—which would ban abortion at 20 weeks, the age at which it’s been determined an unborn child can feel pain—it’s nice to remember there’s a big...
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Universal Neo-Malthusianism, Ideological Colonization and the Pope’s Rabbits

Papal exchanges on long distance flights have certain reporters salivating. Ever since the Holy Father’s famous remark, “Who am I to judge?” (taken out of context), uttered in the summer of 2013 on the way back to Rome from World Youth Day in Rio, reporters have waited anxiously...
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Review contributor Hendershott debates abortion politics on Al Jazeera

“During Al Jazeera America’s Sunday night segment “The Week Ahead,” Richelle Carey spoke to Jill Filipovic, a senior political writer a cosmopolitan.com; and to Anne Hendershott, director of the “Veritas Center” at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.”...
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Why Everyone Should Be Terrified By The GOP’s Abortion Bill Debacle: (shared from The Federalist)

Mollie Hemmingway explains why “This level of incompetence and cowardice should alarm us all.”  And yet somehow the Republicans managed to make a disaster of passing the bill. Instead of passing the legislation and sending it to the Republican-controlled Senate, the...
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Red Flags and Consolation Prizes: January 22, 2015

The day ended OK. But it sure raised some red flags. Early in the morning on March Day (today, January 22), pro-lifers woke up to a kick in the solar plexus with the news that the Pain-Capable Infant Protection Act had been pulled from the House Calendar late the night before....
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GOP Leaders drop efforts to pass bill that would ban elective abortions at twenty weeks

From the Daily Signal: This is NOT the news we at HLR  were hoping for . . . dailysignal.com/2015/01/21/last-second-house-gop-leaders-ditch-effort-pass-bill-limiting-abortion/?utm_source=heritagefoundation “I prefer that we avoid these very contentious social issues,” Dent told...
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40 Years of a Pro-Life Journal (from NCR)

Read all about the Human Life Review in the National Catholic Register!   The Review doesn’t run pieces solely about abortion. It has addressed withholding medical care, war and capital punishment, as well as sperm donation, freezing embryos, in vitro fertilization,...
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History Will Be Made on Thursday

As Marchers for Life will be stomping their feet and blowing on their hands to keep warm next Thursday, inside the U. S. Capitol something unprecedented will be happening. To begin with, the 114th Congress will actually be in session (as I recall, more frequently than not they...
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