Abortion Columns on Townhall

  • Michael Brown - Buy a Decongestant, Show ID; Buy an Abortion Pill, No ID

    Buy a Decongestant, Show ID; Buy an Abortion Pill, No ID

    Michael Brown
    Posted: 4/10/2013 10:24:00 AM EST
    The last time I bought some daytime cold medicine at the grocery store, I was flagged by the machine in the self-checkout aisle, requiring me to show my ID to the cashier. Since I’m 58 years-old with gray hair and a white mustache, the cashier quickly waved me on, but the lesson was clear: In order to buy something as harmless as Dayquil, I needed to be at least 18 years-old. Yet according to a recent court ruling, a minor can buy an over-the-counter abortion pill without showing any ID. What kind of madness is this?
  • Ken Connor - Brutality in the Brave New World

    Brutality in the Brave New World

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 4/10/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    In his seminal work, Nichomachean Ethics, the philosopher Aristotle begins his meditation on the subject of morality and the ultimate end of human life with an observation that certain first principles of ethics are self-evident to a person who has been raised up in a virtuous manner.
  • David Limbaugh - The World Is Upside-Down

    The World Is Upside-Down

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 4/9/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    What right-minded person can deny the current uncanny applicability of the admonition by the Prophet Isaiah, uttered some 2,700 years ago, "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness"?
  • Tony Katz - Callers Support Planned Parenthood, Infanticide. Claim Judgement By Others Is Wrong

    Callers Support Planned Parenthood, Infanticide. Claim Judgement By Others Is Wrong

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 4/4/2013 12:53:00 PM EST
    At a committee hearing in the Florida legislature on a proposed “Born Alive Bill,” Planned Parenthood’s Alisa Lepolt Snow stunningly asserted that the fate of a child who survives a botched abortion should be left to the discretion of the mother and her doctor.
  • Kristan Hawkins - The Libertarian Case for Life

    The Libertarian Case for Life

    Kristan Hawkins
    Posted: 4/2/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), I was invited to participate on a panel called "The Future of the Movement: Winning with Generation X/Y." I had a lot of ideas to discuss, including utilizing new messages to reach this new pro-life generation, recruiting more candidates with a willingness to stand up for what they believe in, developing new technology, and improving grassroots organizing, to name a few.
  • Todd Starnes - University Compares Pro-Life Students to White Supremacists

    University Compares Pro-Life Students to White Supremacists

    Todd Starnes
    Posted: 4/1/2013 8:56:00 AM EST
    The Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University compared pro-life students to white supremacists and denied them official club status at the school.
  • Michael Brown - Planned Parenthood Confirms its Baby-Killer Status

    Planned Parenthood Confirms its Baby-Killer Status

    Michael Brown
    Posted: 4/1/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    In testimony that shocked Florida legislators, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood explained that “her organization believes the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up to the woman seeking an abortion and her abortion doctor.” But what else should we expect from an organization that has made countless millions of dollars off the killing of unborn babies?
  • Brent Bozell - Skipping an Abortionist's 'House of Horrors'

    Skipping an Abortionist's 'House of Horrors'

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 3/27/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The liberal media know an abortion outrage when they hear it. Sadly, they only seem to hear them from the mouths of Republican candidates, and it only takes a statement to outrage the press. Can't they find a single abortion outrage inside an abortion clinic? Such is their radicalism that nothing, absolutely nothing regarding this gruesome procedure raises their eyebrows, never mind their ire.
  • Susan Stamper Brown - Concentration Camps, Abortion Clinics, and Selective Ignorance

    Concentration Camps, Abortion Clinics, and Selective Ignorance

    Susan Stamper Brown
    Posted: 3/26/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    On a cold and snowy day in January a few years ago, I took a guided tour through the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany.
  • Jonah Goldberg - One of These Things is Not Like the Other

    One of These Things is Not Like the Other

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 3/22/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Just because things can be put on the same list doesn't mean they are necessarily similar. My attic contains within it thousands of comic books, an inflatable bed, some jigsaw puzzles, some family pictures and a "Frampton Comes Alive!" album.
  • Steven Aden - North Dakota to End Abortions That Stop a Beating Heart

    North Dakota to End Abortions That Stop a Beating Heart

    Steven Aden
    Posted: 3/20/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    On March 15, the North Dakota senate approved a bill that prevents abortions from being performed once a developing child’s heartbeat is detected in the mother’s womb.
  • Cal  Thomas - Death and Life in Maryland

    Death and Life in Maryland

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 3/19/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Maryland legislature recently voted to abolish capital punishment in the state, making Maryland the sixth state in the last six years to eliminate the death penalty.
  • Matt Barber - ‘Pro-Choice’ Slave Masters Losing War

    ‘Pro-Choice’ Slave Masters Losing War

    Matt Barber
    Posted: 3/18/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The pro-aborts are losing. They know it, and they hate it. As LifeNews.com reported in January: “CNN released the results of a new poll showing a majority of Americans want all or most abortions prohibited – a clear pro-life majority.”
  • Mona Charen - Hoping for the Real Deal in Francis I

    Hoping for the Real Deal in Francis I

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 3/15/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    My favorite talk show host is John Batchelor, whose often expressed, playful worry is that he isn't being cynical enough. The wisest (or is it the most cynical?) among us recognize that a degree of caution is always advisable when dealing with fellow human beings, and that the world has never lacked for frauds, liars, and hypocrites.
  • Steve Chapman - The Tyranny of the Virtuous

    The Tyranny of the Virtuous

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 3/14/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The first law of thermodynamics says that energy can't be created and can't be destroyed -- it can only be changed from one form into another. The same holds true of the puritanical impulse.
  • Ann Coulter - Trouble in the Nanny State

    Trouble in the Nanny State

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 3/13/2013 8:06:00 PM EST
    Like the proverbial monkey typing for infinity and getting Shakespeare, Mayor Bloomberg's obsession with reforming New Yorkers' health has finally produced a brilliant ad campaign.
  • Kathryn Lopez - More Options Needed For Women

    More Options Needed For Women

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 3/9/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Recently, a group of women gathered to insist that expanded abortion access be a legislative priority in New York. Why they would feel the need to do so is a good question, one with disturbing overtones.
  • Catherine Glenn Foster - Is the Governor of New York King of Abortions as Well?

    Is the Governor of New York King of Abortions as Well?

    Catherine Glenn Foster
    Posted: 3/7/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    In 2012, nearly half of America’s states enacted laws designed to protect women and children from coerced, unsafe, and rushed abortions. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, however, has dug in his heels in blind obedience to an outdated doctrine and is pushing to expand abortion in his state.
  • Matt Barber - Killing the Obamacare Zombie: Hope Lives!

    Killing the Obamacare Zombie: Hope Lives!

    Matt Barber
    Posted: 3/4/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    “But Republican governors are folding like cheap lawn chairs,” you say. “And political eunuchs in the GOP establishment are bowing to Obama like he bows to foreign dictators. Any hope of repeal is long dead, and besides, Chief Justice John Roberts put the final nail in the judicial coffin last summer, didn’t he? Any chance of killing the Obamacare zombie is gone, right?”
  • Matthew Bowman - Partisan Word Games Don't Change the Reality of Abortion

    Partisan Word Games Don't Change the Reality of Abortion

    Matthew Bowman
    Posted: 3/1/2013 12:53:00 PM EST
    Democratic consultant Jason Stanford of the Huffington Post thinks he has made a scientific discovery by claiming “birth control doesn’t cause abortions.” And he thinks opponents of ObamaCare’s abortion-pill mandate should throw in the towel.