A bill seeking to legally define a person as "any human being from the moment of fertilization or the functional equivalent thereof" could focus the abortion debate on the issue of when life begins.
The bill, called the Personhood Amendment and sponsored by Rep. Ed Henry, R-Hartselle, was approved by the Health Committee in the Alabama House of Representatives last Wednesday and was expected to be on the floor of the House today.
Co-sponsor of the bill, State Representative Jack W. Williams of Mobile, told NBC4i that it would allow Alabama voters to note in the law that life begins at conception through a referendum vote on the November ballot. If the bill becomes law, says Williams, it would ban abortion at any time during pregnancy with no rape or health exceptions. more >>
Pro-life Republicans in Congress detailed a plan to prevent President Barack Obama from appointing a pro-choice judicial appointment during the recess period.
In March, President Obama announced the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, a move meant to fill the vacated seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Obama has the authority to appoint Garland while the Senate is in recess. Such an appointment would last until the Senate confirmed a new appointee. more >>
The recent Wisconsin primary was a serious setback for the front-runners of both parties. Donald Trump's momentum toward the 1,237 delegates needed for the Republican nomination was slowed by Ted Cruz's victory, and Hillary Clinton lost yet again to Bernie Sanders, who's won seven of the last eight contests.
Trump's loss is particularly striking because Wisconsin includes many of the white working-class voters who have flocked to him in earlier contests. But his inability to speak coherently or authoritatively on issues outside of his supposed areas of expertise — the economy and the Great Wall of Trump — may finally be catching up to him.
Trump's infamous statements about abortion last week are the most glaring example of his shallow understanding of policy. When he told Chris Matthews that women who had abortions should be punished. To say that this is going rogue from the Pro-Life position would be an understatement, so his campaign team quickly clarified that the candidate believes doctors who perform abortions should be punished. But by the end of the week, Trump was saying that "the laws are set. And I think we have to leave it that way" — an effectively pro-choice position. more >>
While campaigning for her mother in New York on Sunday, Chelsea Clinton told a room full of potential voters that the woman's right to abort her child is "at the core of our human rights."
The 36-year-old daughter of Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton spoke to a room of a about 100 people in Poughkeepsie, New York just hours before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a campaign rally at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in the town.
The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that Clinton initially took shots her mother's Democratic challenger, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but then switched the topic to discuss what she believes to be one of the most pivotal human rights — abortion. more >>
Pro-life students at Notre Dame University held a prayer vigil to showcase their opposition to the Catholic school honoring Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner due to the two politicians' views on abortion and the death penalty.
Approximately 100 people attended the vigil, which took place on Notre Dame's campus on Sunday afternoon and was in reaction to the university announcing that Biden and Boehner were to receive the Laetare Medal in a ceremony in May.
According to the Notre Dame Students for Life's official club statement, "by awarding the Laetare Medal to these leaders, the university has in fact compromised its Catholic identity." more >>
A recently released poll found that a majority of Americans believe the federal government's treatment of the Little Sisters of the Poor is "unfair."
In a Marist Poll conducted for the Knights of Columbus, 53 percent of adults surveyed said that the birth control mandate accommodation given to the nuns was "unfair," versus 32 percent who found it "fair."