WATCH: Pro-Life Group Releases New Ad Supporting Trump

As we enter the final hours of the 2016 campaign, the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List is making one last effort to nudge swing state voters toward Donald Trump.

In a new online ad released on Friday and currently running in Florida, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio, SBA List highlights Trump’s criticism of Hillary Clinton’s extreme position on late-term abortion in the final presidential debate last month:

You can watch the full exchange between Trump and Clinton at that debate here.

Paul Dupont is the managing editor for ThePulse2016.com. Continue Reading

WATCH: Pro-Life Group Releases New Ad Slamming Pro-Abortion Extremism

In a presidential race featuring Hillary Clinton — perhaps the most pro-abortion candidate ever — pro-life advertisements are bound to flood the airwaves. Now, March for Life Action is here with your newest, easily digestible information on abortion in the United States. Clinton, endorsed by Planned Parenthood, has been a vocal advocate for repealing the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal tax dollars being used to fund abortions. “Consensus,” March for Life Action’s new ad, takes information from a Marist Poll released in July 2016 to cut through the spin regarding Hyde:

The strongest takeaways from this ad? Eight out of 10 Americans believe that there should be real, legal limits on abortion, a stance which is opposed by a number of vocally pro-abortion politicians, many of whom would like to see abortion legal right up until birth. Notable among them? Hillary Clinton.

Just to reiterate: Hillary Clinton supports legal abortion up until the moment of birth. And she wants every American, including those who believe abortion kills a child in the womb, to pay for it.

As “Consensus” points out, however, almost two-thirds of Americans oppose federal funding for abortions. The reasoning for this is simple — those who oppose abortion oppose it (for the most part) because it involves willful destruction of a human life. No taxpayer wants to see their money go directly to abortion providers for this express purpose.

Even if pro-abortion politicians like Hillary Clinton disagree, and insist that a fetus is different than a human, they should be able to agree that conscientious objectors to abortion should not be forced to subsidize it. Continue Reading

PolitiFact Gets the Facts Wrong on Democrats and Abortion

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (photo credit: Rona Proudfoot via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

On August 2, Ohio Right to Life (Ohio RTL) blasted the state’s former governor, Ted Strickland, for his position on abortion. A Democrat, Strickland is running a close Senate race against incumbent Rob Portman, a Republican.

According to Ohio RTL: “Ted Strickland stands in lockstep with Hillary Clinton and the abortion lobby in their desire to force Americans to pay for abortion on demand, up until the moment of birth, with their taxpayer dollars.”

Last week, the national fact-checking website PolitiFact accused Ohio RTL of taking Strickland out of context, declaring the statement to be “Mostly False.”

However, PolitiFact’s assessment relied heavily on its own biases, as will be shown below. An e-mail to the author of the post, as well as to PolitiFact’s Editor-in-Chief, went unanswered. Likewise, the “fact-check” was never updated, despite the below points and those outlined at NewsBusters showing that Ohio RTL’s statements were absolutely accurate according to any objective measure.

Words have meaning

According to PolitiFact, a campaign spokesperson has said that Strickland “stands with the people of Ohio who believe that women have the right to make their own healthcare decisions, and that includes all women regardless of income.”

That answer was given when outlining what Strickland thought about the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding of abortion except when the abortion is related to rape, incest, or life of the mother.

Strickland’s position is directly in line with the 2016 Democratic platform, which states: “We will continue to oppose—and seek to overturn—federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment.”

So far, Ohio RTL is right on point. Continue Reading

Gary Johnson and Bill Weld Do Not Deserve Pro-Lifers’ Votes

From left: former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Lately there has been a flurry of interest in the Libertarian ticket of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, including op-eds suggesting that they are a sensible alternative for pro-life voters disillusioned with both major parties. I couldn’t disagree more. Johnson and Weld are unacceptable for pro-lifers. Period. Johnson has said he supports abortion up until viability, while Weld supports unlimited abortion on-demand, up until the moment of birth.

The United States is currently one of only seven nations to allow abortion on-demand after five months — more than halfway through pregnancy and a point at which research shows the unborn child can feel pain. Seventeen states have passed legislation to end the horror of these late-term abortions within their borders, but only federal legislation will get us off the list of seven extreme countries, which includes China and North Korea.

A majority of the U.S. House and Senate have already voted in support of this compassionate, popular legislation, but we are going to need to protect our pro-life majority in the Senate and elect a pro-life president in order to move this ball down the court.

There is no evidence the Libertarian candidates will do anything for pro-life voters hoping to advance this legislation.

Some have argued that because they support limited government, the Libertarians are the most acceptable option for pro-lifers because they will not interfere with our recent legislative successes at the state level. Continue Reading

WATCH: Pro-Life Group Hammers Hillary’s Extremism in Powerful Ad

“For somebody to say that a baby at 20 weeks doesn’t have the right to live, I want them to see Micah…”

In a new TV ad, pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List confronts Hillary Clinton’s extreme position on abortion by telling the story of Micah, a premature baby.

At 22 weeks, Micah was delivered. But, with the help of medical professionals, he survived, and now is thriving.

Hillary Clinton’s abortion policies, if enacted, would endanger lives like Micah’s, driving home the need for pro-lifers to push back against the left-wing abortion radicalism of the Democratic nominee.

You can watch the full ad below:

Michael Lucchese works for the American Principles Project. Continue Reading

Can We Talk About How Extreme the Democrats Are?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo credit: Steve Jurvetson via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

On Monday, the Democratic National Convention voted to approve the most extreme pro-abortion party platform in U.S. history. As Danny Cannon wrote several weeks ago upon the release of the platform’s final draft, the new Democratic platform does away with “safe, legal, and rare,” the Clinton pro-abortion mantra on abortion in the 1990s, and instead promotes late-term abortion, on-demand, with no restrictions, funded by the taxpayer.

The Democratic Party doubled down on their extreme platform with a “Who’s Who” list of powerful liberal speakers at their convention in Philadelphia this week. Where are pro-life speakers like Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) or Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.)? Nowhere to be found. Party leaders are making it clear — there is no room in the Democratic Party for ideological diversity, at least not on the issue of abortion.

Of course, the Democratic Party elites are severely out of touch with their voters — and with the electorate at large. A Marist poll released yesterday revealed that most Americans have sharp disagreements with the Democratic Party platform.

  • 78 percent of Americans support limiting abortion to the first three months of pregnancy or earlier.
  • Among the 78 percent of Americans who support these restrictions on abortion were 62 percent of self-identifying “pro-choice” voters, 85 percent of African-Americans, and 84 percent of Latinos.

Remember, the Democratic Party platform calls for no restrictions whatsoever on abortion. That means that they sincerely believe — and if you don’t believe me, ask any prominent Democratic politician — that abortion should be legal at all stages of a pregnancy, including the second trimester and, yes, even in the third trimester. Continue Reading

It’s Time for Hillary Clinton to Tell the Truth About Her Abortion Views

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo credit: Marc Nozell via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

It looks like the Republican candidates were right all along.

During a February debate in New Hampshire, Senator Marco Rubio called out the mainstream media for not asking the Democratic candidates about their positions on abortion. Senator Ted Cruz, too, has consistently talked about Secretary Hillary Clinton’s extreme stances on the issue. Two months later, while vying for New York’s vote, Clinton decided it was time to bring out her favorite issue—abortion—and call out the media for not asking her about it in debates (town halls don’t count apparently).

Frankly, I agree with her . . . and the Republicans.

The question is: will the mainstream media really question Clinton on abortion? Or will they ask a question in a debate, allow her to give a vague answer, and not ask detailed follow up questions on her policy positions. Even The Washington Post pointed out that during Clinton’s New York debate temper tantrum she didn’t say anything specific on her abortion positions. Would that change with follow up questions?

The truth is that Clinton continually deceives the public on her real extremism on abortion. A large majority of Americans—even American women—don’t agree with her position. And yet she continues to dance around the issue, pander to voters, and twist facts to get ahead and seem moderate. There’s a reason why people find her untrustworthy.

Within the last few weeks, she and her supporters have done the following:

1.) In an interview on “Meet the Press” on April 3rd, Clinton went on the record as saying, “The unborn person has no constitutional rights.” No follow up question on the meaning of the word person—2/3rds of a person or not. Continue Reading

Clinton Says Unborn Child, Moments Before Birth, Has No Constitutional Rights

Last spring (a political lifetime ago), Sen. Rand Paul memorably chastised the media for failing to question Democratic candidates on their pro-abortion extremism. This week, we again saw some of that extremism on display from the Democratic Party’s presidential front runner and likely nominee.

Appearing on ABC’s “The View,” Hillary Clinton was asked by co-host Paula Faris whether she believes an unborn child, hours before his or her due date, does not possess constitutional rights. Clinton’s response simply has to be heard to be believed:

CLINTON: Under our laws, that is the case, Paula. Under our laws, I support Roe v. Wade, because I think it is an important statement about the importance of a woman making this most difficult decision with consultation by whom she chooses – her doctor, her faith, her family. And under the law, and under certainly that decision, that is the way we structure it.

Earlier this week, The New York Times reported on backlash Clinton was facing from her statement in an interview that “the unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights” – comments which were controversial on the Left, not for her assertion that the unborn lack rights, but rather because Clinton had the temerity to call an unborn child a “person.”

Let’s emphasize this once more: the Democratic front runner supports abortion on-demand, for any reason, up until the moment of birth, funded by taxpayers, and thinks that the religious beliefs of those who disagree “will have to be changed.

Who’s extreme, again? Continue Reading

PolitiFact Shows Bias, Sloppy Reasoning in ‘Fact-Check’ of Hillary Clinton’s Abortion Position

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo credit: iprimages via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0)

During the February 6 GOP debate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, said that Hillary Clinton “believes that all abortions should be legal, even on the due date of that unborn child.”

Despite historical evidence proving this statement to be accurate in both intent and fact, PolitiFact’s Linda Qiu wrote that Rubio’s claim was “false,” concluding that “Clinton does not believe that all abortion should be legal. Instead, she’s said she supports restrictions on late-term abortions except in cases of rape, incest and when the mother’s life and health are in danger.”

As the below fact-check shows, however, it is Qiu’s claim that is factually inaccurate – along with multiple issues of bias and sloppy use of terminology.

LifeSiteNews sent a variation of the below fact-check to PolitiFact editor Angie Holan, urging her to update the piece and to change the ranking of Rubio’s claim from “False” to “True.” Multiple communications yielded no response by press time.

Clinton does support abortion until the day of birth

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Read the full article at LifeSiteNews.com.

Dustin Siggins is the D.C. Correspondent for LifeSiteNews. Continue Reading

Five Reasons to Run on the Pain-Capable Abortion Bill in South Carolina

Photo credit: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

As Republican candidates head into South Carolina, they would do well to go on offense on life using Senator Lindsey Graham’s five-month Pain-Capable legislation — instead of hitting the other candidates in the race.

Here are five reasons why:

1.) It resonates with women voters.

Sixty percent of women in America support legislation limiting abortion — most especially late-term abortion. This includes 56 percent of independents and 46 percent of Democrats. Want to win women over? Talk about the 5-month bill.

2.) The U.S. is 1 of 7 countries in the world that still allows late-term abortions.

The United States is one of only seven countries in the world to still allow late-term abortion — showing that our nation is wildly out of step with the world and the West. We stand with China, North Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, the Netherlands, and Canada. The current policy in the United States is that a baby in the womb can be aborted up until the moment of birth. We are the second most populous country to allow these abortions, outranked only by China. Not a great group to be hanging out with.

3.) It’s about protecting women’s health, too.

A woman seeking an abortion at 20 weeks (5 months) is 35 times more likely to die from abortion than she is in the first trimester. At 21 weeks along or further, she is 91 times more likely to die from an abortion. Women deserve better than dangerous late-term abortion. Continue Reading