Xavier Becerra, nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services, said Tuesday that "common ground" can be found on late-term, partial-birth abortions. What are the details? The stunning statement came as Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) grilled the former California attorney general over his position on abortion. Romney asked Becerra why, during his tenure in theContinue reading "Romney fires back at Biden nominee who advocates for 'common ground' on partial-birth abortions"
President Joe Biden's top health care nominee dodged questions about taxpayer funding for abortion during his Tuesday Senate confirmation hearing Senate Republicans centered much of Department of Health and Human Services nominee Xavier Becerra's hearing on his past support for abortion. The California attorney general declined to answer Sen. Mike Braun (R., Ind.) when heContinue reading "Biden Health Nominee Mum On Taxpayer Funded Abortion"
West Virginia senator Joe Manchin (D.) is coming under pressure to torpedo President Joe Biden's top health care nominee. California attorney general Xavier Becerra's Tuesday confirmation hearing could be one of the most divisive in the opening days of the Biden administration. Senate Republicans have indicated strong opposition to Becerra's nomination to lead the Department ofContinue reading "Manchin Under Pressure to Tank Biden Health Care Nominee"
Tennessee lawmakers have proposed a bill that would enable a biological father to stop a woman from getting an abortion.Republican state Sen. Mark Pody introduced SB0494 on Feb. 8 that calls for:As introduced, permits a person to petition a court for an injunction to prohibit a woman who is pregnant with the person's unborn childContinue reading "Tennessee bill would grant biological fathers veto power over abortion"
South Carolina governor Henry McMaster (R.) signed a heartbeat bill into law Thursday, effectively banning abortion in the state after six weeks of pregnancy. The law requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and would ban abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected. The law contains exceptions for rape, incest, and concerns over the health of theContinue reading "South Carolina Enacts Heartbeat Bill After Contentious Floor Debate"
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to guarantee Tuesday that taxpayers would not be forced to fund abortions as part of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package dubbed the "American Rescue Plan" currently being pushed by President Joe Biden.What are the details?Correspondent Owen Jensen from Catholic outlet EWTN addressed Psaki during a press conference,Continue reading "Jen Psaki refuses to guarantee next COVID stimulus won't fund abortions"
South Carolina is on the verge of passing a bill banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, making it the latest state to move forward with pro-life legislation. The state legislature's House Judiciary Committee approved the "heartbeat" bill by a nearly 2-1 margin Tuesday, teeing up the legislation for a vote on the House floor.Continue reading "South Carolina to Become Latest State to Pass Heartbeat Bill"
Senate Democrats defeated legislation Wednesday that would have protected infants who survive abortions. The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act failed because nearly every Senate Democrat voted against the measure, which requires doctors to provide medical care for newborns who survive abortion attempts. The act received 52 votes, falling 8 short of the 60-vote threshold necessaryContinue reading "Senate Democrats Defeat Bid to Protect Abortion Survivors"
Senate Republicans introduced a resolution Thursday to stop taxpayer funding of overseas abortions, challenging the Biden administration's reversal of the Mexico City policy. The American Values Act, introduced in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by Sen. Jim Risch (R., Idaho) and cosponsored by Sens. Todd Young (R., Ind.), Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), Ted Cruz (R.,Continue reading "Republicans Fight Biden’s Overseas Abortion Order"
The 48th annual March for Life took place Friday almost entirely virtually because of concerns about the coronavirus, as the pro-life movement prepares for the Biden presidency. Pro-life leaders told the Washington Free Beacon, during a brief in-person gathering outside the Supreme Court, that a major priority for the next four years is moving beyond politicalContinue reading "March for Life Charts Course for Biden Administration"