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  • Clinic Quotes features some interesting survey statistics about post-abortive women: 66% report their lives are worse for the decision, 81% felt rushed into the decision, 93% felt they did not have enough information to make the decision, and 40-50% were wavering and hoping for another option to present itself.
  • Josh Brahm shares how the pro-life “equal rights argument” is changing hearts and minds on the abortion issue. The argument consists of “asking pro-choice people if they agree that all human adults have an equal right to life” and why.


  • Coming Home celebrates a hard-won victory in Washington, D.C. – the availability of a pro-life license plate:

    The Children First Foundation of DC sponsored the Washington, D.C. “Choose Life” License Plate which was made available for purchase to residents of the District of Columbia on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, by the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles that welcomed the participation of our pro-adoption, non-profit, charitable, and educational organization into their popular DC DMV Organizational Tag Program.

  • Jivin Jehoshaphat spots a strange story from Minnesota where a man is being defended for a double homicide in which he killed his pregnant wife and preborn child. His defense attorney claims “the death of the fetus was an abortion, not a murder, and the only person whose rights that such an act could have violated — the mother — already was dead.”
  • The Leading Edge reports that New Zealand is opposing a proposal for morning-after pills to be distributed free of charge women under 25. Apparently, facts got in the way: studies in other countries have shown that availability of emergency contraception has not led to a decrease in abortion or pregnancy rates.

Wendy Davis Announces Her Canidacy For Texas Governor

  • Live Action says Democrat Wendy Davis, now running for governor of Texas after becoming known for her filibuster opposing bans on late-term abortions, now reportedly opposes late-term abortion! How very interesting. Maybe she read some internal polling showing that Texans aren’t quite with her on the issue:

    Meanwhile, Davis’ new position is that she only supports late-term abortion in cases to protect the life of the mother, of rape or incest, and fetal abnormalities. The only problem with that statement is that Texas Senate Bill 5, which Davis filibustered for over ten hours in an attempt to defeat, and voted against, did have an exception in it if the life of the mother was at risk.

  • Kansans for Life reports that Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against Kansas is moving quickly through the courts. Isn’t it interesting how Planned Parenthood fights against factual information?

    The lawsuit focuses on Kansas’ 2013 Pro-Life Protections Act, specifically the “first-in-the-nation” requirement that the link to the state “Woman’s Right to Know” abortion information website be positioned on a clinic’s home page….

  • Americans United for Life discusses their legal brief filed in a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act:

    AUL argues that the Obama Administration’s “HHS Mandate”—which forces employers to provide insurance coverage for life-ending drugs and devices without regard to the employers’ consciences or religious beliefs—is unconstitutional….

    “Forcing a private business to pay for insurance covering life-ending drugs is a constitutional violation unprecedented in American history,” said Dr. [Charmaine] Yoest. “Not only does it violate the First Amendment freedom of conscience, it also tramples on the entrepreneurial spirit that is a fabric of American economic life.

[Davis photo by Stewart F. House, Getty Images via LA Times]

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