Abortion Columns on Townhall

  • Matt Barber - All Life is Not Equal

    All Life is Not Equal

    Matt Barber
    Posted: 1/28/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    First, on a personal note: Thank you, thank you and thank you, Mary Elizabeth Williams! What a glorious service you’ve done the pro-life cause. I know, that’s not what you intended. But that’s precisely what you’ve accomplished.
  • Steve Deace - Jesse Jackson was Right

    Jesse Jackson was Right

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 1/26/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    This week marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and since state-sanctioned slaughter via judicial fiat began at least 50 million Americans have been killed. Over the last 40 years there have been some eloquent attempts to win the defining moral argument of our age, but few have come close to being as effective as the one I’m sharing with you today.
  • Kathryn Lopez - A Tragic Anniversary's Unjust Deserts

    A Tragic Anniversary's Unjust Deserts

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 1/26/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    We've been wandering in the desert for 40 years, declared Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley. It was an ever-present reflection during the week that marked four decades of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion.
  • Daniel Doherty - Making the Case For Life

    Making the Case For Life

    Daniel Doherty
    Posted: 1/25/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    In an ideal world, Roe v. Wade -- perhaps the most insidious Supreme Court ruling since the infamous Dred Scott decision in 1857 -- would be overturned.
  • Marybeth Hicks - Abortion Remains a Big Deal 40 Years After Roe

    Abortion Remains a Big Deal 40 Years After Roe

    Marybeth Hicks
    Posted: 1/24/2013 11:15:00 AM EST
    In this 40th year of legalized abortion in America, Hollywood and Planned Parenthood want you to know abortion is no big deal.
  • Jerry Newcombe - Reflections on 40 Years of Roe v. Wade

    Reflections on 40 Years of Roe v. Wade

    Jerry Newcombe
    Posted: 1/23/2013 3:44:00 PM EST
    On January 22, 1973, seven robed men in Washington, D. C. decreed that abortion on demand is the new law of the land in these United States. With the bang of a gavel, they nullified virtually any state law at the time restricting abortion.
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano - Guns and the President

    Guns and the President

    Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Posted: 1/23/2013 3:00:00 PM EST
    Here is an uncomfortable pop quiz: Who has killed more children, Adam Lanza or Barack Obama? We'll hold off on the answer for a few paragraphs while we look at the state of governmental excess -- including killing -- in America. But you can probably guess the correct answer from the manner in which I have posed the question.
  • Cal  Thomas - Roe v. Wade at 40

    Roe v. Wade at 40

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 1/22/2013 8:30:00 AM EST
    At last week's signing of "executive actions" designed to combat gun violence in America, President Obama, flanked by schoolchildren, said, "...when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now."
  • Alan Sears - Silent Knights

    Silent Knights

    Alan Sears
    Posted: 1/22/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    At the end of Camelot, a despondent King Arthur, on the eve of a terrible battle he is loathe to fight, encounters a cheerful young boy bent on joining his majesty’s forces for the fray.
  • Marvin Olasky - Forty Years in the Wilderness

    Forty Years in the Wilderness

    Marvin Olasky
    Posted: 1/22/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Abraham Lincoln, deeply troubled by four years of Civil War bloodletting, gave a great second inaugural address in 1865. By then Lincoln saw slavery as a terrible stench in God’s nostrils, so he mused about why God was taking so long to blow it away with His mighty breath.
  • Katie Kieffer - Abortion Strips A Woman’s Free Choice

    Abortion Strips A Woman’s Free Choice

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 1/21/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The way to end abortion is to show women that abortion strips them of freedom. Abortion does not preserve choice; abortion pollutes choice.
  • Matt Barber - Obama is Sinking America

    Obama is Sinking America

    Matt Barber
    Posted: 1/21/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Although it certainly wasn’t Oscar material, I still love the 1989 film “Erik the Viking,” starring, among others, Tim Robbins, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt and John Cleese. It’s a campy British comedy-fantasy about a band of misfit Vikings on a quest to reach Valhalla.
  • Mike Adams - Kids Write Obama on Abortion

    Kids Write Obama on Abortion

    Mike Adams
    Posted: 1/21/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    I’m getting sick and tired of the Obama administration using children selectively in order to help the president advocate his public policy positions.
  • Alex Cortes - Almost 150 Newtowns, Every Single Day

    Almost 150 Newtowns, Every Single Day

    Alex Cortes
    Posted: 1/20/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    In terms of lives lost, the daily number of abortions equates to having almost 150 Newtowns every single day for an entire year for 40 straight years.
  • Anna Higgins - A Pro-Life Reminder for Planned Parenthood: Don’t Mess With Texas

    A Pro-Life Reminder for Planned Parenthood: Don’t Mess With Texas

    Anna Higgins
    Posted: 1/18/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the days leading up to the 40th commemoration of Roe v. Wade, the pro-life cause is winning the legal war against America’s largest abortion provider. As reported recently in the Texas Tribune, the State of Texas has won round one in the battle to defund abortion providers.
  • Ken Connor - Subsidizing the Slaughter of Innocents

    Subsidizing the Slaughter of Innocents

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 1/16/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    During the 2012 election season the American people were subjected to hundreds of campaign ads. Among these were several geared towards women, and many of these were paid for by Planned Parenthood. According to Planned Parenthood, Mitt Romney was bad for women because he wanted to cut federal funding for the organization, thereby depriving millions of women of "vital services." We heard a lot about cancer screenings in these ads, but very little about abortions.
  • Star Parker - Roe v Wade, Forty Years After

    Roe v Wade, Forty Years After

    Star Parker
    Posted: 1/14/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The number forty has great significance in the Bible.
  • Mike Adams - Stand For Life

    Stand For Life

    Mike Adams
    Posted: 1/14/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    A former student recently emailed that she was disappointed that I had gotten so heavily involved with the student pro-life movement in recent years. She said she could remember a time when I had a love for defending free speech rights. Her email was somewhat unfair as I am still defending First Amendment rights (did she read my last column?). Also, I have been involved in pro-life advocacy since I became a columnist in 2002. In fact, my very first published column was on the topic of abortion.
  • Kathryn Lopez - A Plan For Planned Parenthood

    A Plan For Planned Parenthood

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 1/12/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    When did "women's health" become reduced to just contraception and abortion? So much so, that all knees bend at the altar of Planned Parenthood, which works hard to ensure that this remains the case
  • Michael Brown - When Having A Baby Is a Crime

    When Having A Baby Is a Crime

    Michael Brown
    Posted: 1/10/2013 9:39:00 AM EST
    Over the years, many people have asked me to pray for them concerning a myriad of problems and difficulties, but a request for prayer from a Christian living in mainland China was a first for me: His wife was pregnant with their second child, and with his country’s draconian one-child policy, having a second child would mean severe fines and penalties for many years to come. Would I please pray for him and for his wife?