Abortion Columns on Townhall

  • Debra J. Saunders - The War on "Obama Defectors"

    The War on "Obama Defectors"

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 11/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    NARAL Pro-Choice America is targeting what it calls "Obama defectors": female voters who supported Barack Obama in 2008 but now are considering voting for Mitt Romney.
  • Mark Davis - The Republican Rape Dilemma

    The Republican Rape Dilemma

    Mark Davis
    Posted: 10/26/2012 11:13:00 AM EST
    As Richard Mourdock’s Indiana Senate fate hinges on how voters absorb his views on rape, all conservatives have an opportunity for a look in the mirror. Just how pro-life do we want to be?
  • Mona Charen - Rape, God, Life and Liberals

    Rape, God, Life and Liberals

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 10/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Let's stipulate that people, and particularly politicians, can get into trouble by attempting to speak for God. But that's not the moral of the story regarding Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.
  • Frank Turek - North Korea and Christians in Politics

    North Korea and Christians in Politics

    Frank Turek
    Posted: 10/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    When I hear Christians saying we ought not get involved in politics but just “preach the Gospel,” I show them this satellite picture of the Korean peninsula. Here we see a homogenous population of mostly Koreans separated by a well-fortified border. South Korea is full of freedom, food and productivity—it’s one of the most Christianized countries in the world. North Korea is a concentration camp. They have no freedom, no food, and very little Christianity.
  • Michael Brown - President Obama, More Religious Apostate than Religious Pioneer

    President Obama, More Religious Apostate than Religious Pioneer

    Michael Brown
    Posted: 10/22/2012 9:47:00 AM EST
    According to CNN writer John Blake, President Obama is “a religious pioneer” who, in the opinion of some scholars and pastors, is “also expanding the definition of who can be a Christian by challenging the religious right’s domination of the national stage.”
  • Donald Lambro - Gambling With Abortion And Losing The Women's Vote

    Gambling With Abortion And Losing The Women's Vote

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 10/18/2012 5:14:00 PM EST
    The Obama campaign made a coldly calculated decision early this year to go after the women's vote by attacking Mitt Romney on his right to life beliefs.
  • Maggie Gallagher - Romney's Number-Crunching Values Pessimism

    Romney's Number-Crunching Values Pessimism

    Maggie Gallagher
    Posted: 10/18/2012 11:14:00 AM EST
    Right after the second debate, Mitt Romney has finally decided to run an abortion ad: "Those ads saying Mitt Romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme, so I looked into it," a female former Obama voter says. "Turns out, Romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. In fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest or to save a mother's life." Mitt Romney. He's our guy. He's much better than Obama, and I think he will win this race. But could he try any harder to prove he's no Ronald Reagan?
  • Michael Brown - Chris Matthews, Abortions and Sharia Law Hysteria

    Chris Matthews, Abortions and Sharia Law Hysteria

    Michael Brown
    Posted: 10/18/2012 11:10:00 AM EST
    In comments made before the presidential debate this past Tuesday, Chris Matthews claimed that Gov. Romney’s position on abortion was “almost like Sharia,” stating, “You’re saying to the country, we’re going to operate under a religious theory, under a religious belief.” In doing so, Matthews repeated the common leftwing libel that conservative moral principles with a basis in religious beliefs are equivalent to radical Islam.
  • Marybeth Hicks - Economic Issues, Not Abortion, Worry Women the Most

    Economic Issues, Not Abortion, Worry Women the Most

    Marybeth Hicks
    Posted: 10/17/2012 10:05:00 AM EST
    If it weren’t so obvious, it might be ironic. On Monday, a USA Today/Gallup poll among likely voters in the top 12 battleground states revealed a startling demographic shift: Women are moving toward Republican Mitt Romney, thanks in large measure to the candidates’ respective performances in the first presidential debate earlier this month in Denver.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Red, Blue and Faithful

    Red, Blue and Faithful

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 10/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Apparently, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are both theocrats willing, nay eager, to use state power to impose their religious views on the rest of us.
  • Benjamin Bull - Abortion Kills Children and Entire Populations

    Abortion Kills Children and Entire Populations

    Benjamin Bull
    Posted: 10/16/2012 5:00:00 PM EST
    Since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in January 1973, more than 55 million babies have been aborted in America.
  • Amelia Chasse - Is Obama Losing the War For Women?

    Is Obama Losing the War For Women?

    Amelia Chasse
    Posted: 10/16/2012 1:00:00 PM EST
    If there’s one consistent strategy Barack Obama’s reelection campaign has pursued, it’s trying to mobilize women on his behalf with rallying cries of free birth control. His tactics have ranged from declaring a literal ‘war on women,’ to evangelizing Hollywood actresses like Scarlett Johansson to blanketing television with ads admonishing women to be ‘scared’ of Mitt Romney.
  • Paul Rondeau - Did the GOP Throw Away a Pro-Life Senate Seat?

    Did the GOP Throw Away a Pro-Life Senate Seat?

    Paul Rondeau
    Posted: 10/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The pro-abortion ranks were absolutely jubilant about the mega-gaff made by Congressman Todd Akin, the Republican senate hopeful that was comfortably beating one of their own, Senator Claire McCaskill, in the swing state of Missouri. Akin tangled his words so badly in answer to an abortion question about exceptions for rape that he invented a nonsensical phrase: legitimate rape.
  • Dennis Prager - Joe Biden's Religion: Catholicism or Leftism?

    Joe Biden's Religion: Catholicism or Leftism?

    Dennis Prager
    Posted: 10/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the vice presidential debate, the two candidates, both Roman Catholics, were asked about their religious beliefs, how they impact the candidates' political positions and specifically about abortion.
  • Jack Kerwick - The Kentucky Debate: Joe Biden and Abortion

    The Kentucky Debate: Joe Biden and Abortion

    Jack Kerwick
    Posted: 10/15/2012 3:15:00 PM EST
    Near the close of the Vice Presidential debate in Kentucky on Wednesday night, moderator Martha Raddatz asked Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan about the relationship between their faith and their politics.
  • Steve Deace - Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation

    Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 10/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Imagine for a moment that your home is invaded by thugs who will do harm to your family, or perhaps even kill them. But then one of them takes a look at your three children and offers you a sinister Faustian bargain: pick one to die and the others will be allowed to live.
  • Steven Aden - Planned Parenthood “Two-for-One” Deal Not So Popular

    Planned Parenthood “Two-for-One” Deal Not So Popular

    Steven Aden
    Posted: 10/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Planned Parenthood is in the killing business. They perform approximately 324,000 abortions per year, using various methods on women at various stages of pregnancy.
  • Mike Adams - The Right To Choose... Rape?

    The Right To Choose... Rape?

    Mike Adams
    Posted: 10/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I know it sounds outrageous, but the arguments my liberal readers make for abortion have convinced me that they are trying to legalize rape.
  • Terry Jeffrey - Obamacare Subsidizes Abortions for Women Making $90,000

    Obamacare Subsidizes Abortions for Women Making $90,000

    Terry Jeffrey
    Posted: 10/10/2012 7:27:00 AM EST
    How rich do you have to be in Barack Obama's America to pay the whole tab for your own abortion?
  • Marjorie Dannenfelser  - Pro-Life Debate Prep

    Pro-Life Debate Prep

    Marjorie Dannenfelser
    Posted: 10/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the four decades since Roe v. Wade first opened wide the floodgates of abortion in America, those of us fighting to protect the unborn and their mothers have had, unfortunately, no shortage of public relations gaffes and poor explanations for the greater public.