Shane Vander Hart: The Republican Party of Iowa has called Fred Hubbell an elitist, they have questioned his position on tax cuts, but have been silent about the fact he was the chairman of Iowa’s largest abortion provider.
This week on The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses the recent firing of Kevin Williamson, a prolific conservative writer, at The Atlantic over his views on abortion and capital punishment.
Thursday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report that shows during FY 2013-2015 over $1.5 billion in federal taxpayer money went to three abortion providers: Planned Parenthood Federation of America, International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Marie Stopes International.
The Iowa Senate voted to pass SF 2281, a bill that would ban abortions of pre-born babies when a heartbeat is detected, by a 30 to 20 vote late Wednesday afternoon.
Jason Schultz: The ongoing debate over abortion has little middle ground. Supporters and opponents of abortion have one thing in common: the intensity of emotions and devotion to the cause.
Pat Nicklaus: It’s becoming increasingly clear that we no longer have two parties. We have one party with two heads, and the only way to slay that two-headed beast is taking a serious look at third parties.
Since January 22 marks the 45th year since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, along with its companion case Doe v. Bolton, that purported to legalize killing a pre-born baby’s life for any reason and at any stage of development, President Donald Trump proclaims today as National Sanctity of Human Life Day.
President Donald Trump to the 45th Annual March for Life participants: “Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life.”
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) spoke in support of protecting and celebrating life on the floor of the U.S. Senate ahead of the annual March for Life in Washington, DC and the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.
Shane Vander Hart evaluated Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ first Condition of the State Address and looked to see how she would separate herself from former Governor Terry Branstad.
A group of 67 national and state pro-life groups in a letter to Congress warned them to not pass an Obamacare prop-up bill without Hyde Amendment language.
Daniel L. Davis: The most effective use of deception by abortion advocates is the intentional exchange of the term “abortion” with “women’s healthcare.”
Tim Overlin: Iowa has not “defunded Planned Parenthood.” Nor have we defunded the abortion industry as a whole, which was the stated goal last session.
Sandy Salmon: Recognizing wrongful birth claims drives up the cost of prenatal care and encourages abortion as doctors seek to avoid liability.
Planned Parenthood to black women: “If you’re a Black woman in America, it’s statistically safer to have an abortion than to carry a pregnancy to term or give birth.”
Shane Vander Hart: The Des Moines Register editorial board accused Iowa Republican lawmakers of having “a creepy obsession with women’s reproductive choices.” They don’t.