After Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz attacked Marco Rubio's record on Planned Parenthood at the Faith and Family Presidential Forum, some pro-life leaders called the accusation "inaccurate and misleading," "a disservice" and "bitterly disappointing."
"Marco is passionately committed to the pro-life cause and has repeatedly voted to defund Planned Parenthood," Rep. Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, said in a statement. "Marco's unwavering defense of life is one of the reasons I so enthusiastically support him. I am bitterly disappointed Ted Cruz would try to intentionally mislead my fellow South Carolinians," he added.
Texas senator Cruz claimed at the forum on Friday that his rival, Florida Senator Rubio, refused to use Congress's "constitutional authority to defund Planned Parenthood." more >>
The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could lead to re-argument of some key cases, including those related to exemptions from Obamacare's contraception mandate and a Texas abortion law, which are under review.
After Scalia's death on Saturday, their are now eight justices, which means a tie is possible given how those eight voted in the Hobby Lobby case in 2014.
Justice Scalia was a Reagan appointee and he strengthened conservative jurisprudence and focused on the Constitution's original meaning. more >>
A Purdue University employee who threatened to rape a pro-life activist's family members is ending his employment with the institution after the controversial remarks brought negative attention to himself and the school.
Jamie Newman, a part-time piano accompanist with Purdue's Division of Dance, posted comments on the pro-life website Live Action News earlier this month threatening to rape another man's wife, daughter and great-grandmother.
Although the university announced Friday they would not fire Newman for his statements, the Purdue staffer told the Lafayette Journal & Courier that he opted to resign given the backlash. more >>
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump defended federal funding to Planned Parenthood during Saturday night's presidential debate in South Carolina and also did not back away from his past support of impeaching former President George W. Bush.
At times during the debate, the discussion led to very heated back-and-forth exchanges between candidates, most of which involved the billionaire real estate mogul who currently leads by wide margins in most South Carolina Republican nomination polls.
After Trump used former President Ronald Reagan to defend himself as "flexible" for changing his mind on certain issues like abortion and his views on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz chimed in by suggesting that Trump has been too flexible on things that should be "core principles" for conservatives and pro-lifers. more >>
When not co-hosting alongside the ladies of "The View," Candace Cameron Bure is out and about on a promotional tour for her upcoming series premiere, "Fuller House." During a recent sit down at "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday morning, the actress shared her strong views on feminism and women who are pro-life.
Admitting that she has yet to choose a presidential candidate to vote for, Bure discussed the comments of former secretary of state Madeleine Albright's: "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other," Albright stated in an effort to get women to support Hillary Clinton's candidacy.
The actress was noticeably upset by Albright's comment for her casual mention of hell and proceeded to share her opinion on feminism. more >>
The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) released an analysis of abortion as an election issue. The analysis and the corresponding Forbes editorial, authored by AEI senior fellow Karlyn Bowman, attempts to argue that abortion is a relatively unimportant issue.
In her op-ed Bowman states that when voters are asked to rank the importance of various issues, abortion usually comes in near the bottom. She also notes that relatively low percentage of voters cast their vote solely on the issue of abortion.
But a closer look at AEI's analysis indicates that abortion has actually increased in importance over the past 20 years. The AEI analysis also provides robust evidence that there are political benefits for candidates who take a pro-life position. more >>