- Mar 2, 2021
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) will address the upcoming March for Life, organizers announced on Wednesday.
Forty-five years after the Supreme Court ruling that mandated legal abortion nationwide, hundreds of thousands are expected to attend rallies supporting the dignity of life, from conception to natural death.
Ireland’s Constitution includes an 8th amendment, which protects life from conception. Now the country is preparing to hold a referendum which could repeal the amendment, and legalize abortion in the Catholic-majority nation.
Cessilye Smith is a prominent New Wave feminist and pro-life activist. She says she knows many pro-life activists are doing amazing work. “But when the public eye sees the pro-life movement fighting to end abortion without looking at the root, then you will always get the side eye from the black community,” Smith says.
Studies are showing that unborn children as early as 20 weeks old can feel pain, and that a small percentage, with the right treatment, can survive outside the womb. These signs of viability, pro-life leaders say, demand that at least the rights of these babies must be taken into account in the abortion debate.
Nearly 20 million Democrats identify as pro-life. Millions more identify as pro-choice but nevertheless favor restrictions (like a 20-week limit) that abortion rights activists find anathema. So why do pro-life Democrats have so little influence in the party?