A march in Spain against abortion drew tens of thousands of people into the capital city of Madrid.
“Yes to life! No to abortion!” the tens of thousands of marchers chanted outside the headquarters of the Popular Party, the controlling party in the nation.
The leaders of the march wanted to get the message through to the ruling party that they will lose tens of thousands of voters if they allow abortions in the country to increase or back off on their vows to restrict the process in the country.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy abandoned efforts to completely ban abortion because his party could not reach a consensus.
“As president of the government I have taken the most sensible decision,” he said. “We can’t have a law that will be changed when another government comes in.”
The march’s leaders used evidence from around the world to prove restrictions that were opposed by members of the ruling party had no merit. One such example came from former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Coop.
“Protection of the life of the mother as an excuse for an abortion is a smoke screen. In my 36 years of pediatric surgery, I have never known of one instance where the child had to be aborted to save the mother’s life,” Koop stated. “If toward the end of the pregnancy complications arise that threaten the mother’s health, the doctor will induce labor or perform a Caesarean section. His intention is to save the life of both the mother and the baby. The baby’s life is never willfully destroyed because the mother’s life is in danger.”
A new Rasmussen survey says that the number of registered voters who identify themselves as pro-life has reached a new high.
The new survey showed 44 percent of voters identify themselves as pro-life versus 48 percent that identify themselves as pro-choice. The pro-life total is one percent higher than 2013 and five percent higher than 2012.
“When it comes to the issue of abortion, the number of voters who consider themselves pro-life is at an all-time high,” the press release read.
“This particular poll confirms a growing trend in the U.S. of people coming to understand the value of each human being’s life from creation to death,” Jim Sedlak of the American Life League told the Christian Post.
Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life Committee, said the poll is similar to the results of other polls she has read.
“The pro-life movement is growing for a number of reasons,” Tobias said. “Protecting unborn children is a compelling civil rights movement that attracts a large variety of people.”
A new Gallup poll shows that the problem for the pro-life movement isn’t motivating the people who believe to get to the polls.
The problem is that fewer voters value life.
According to a new poll conducted May 8th through 11th, a majority of registered voters say they are in favor of ending the lives of babies through abortion by a 47 to 46 percent margin.
The survey also showed that pro-life voters consider the issue of abortion to be a major problem. When asked if they only support candidates that are pro-life, one in four “pro-life” voters said they only vote for pro-life candidates. Only 16 percent of anti-life voters vote mainly on the anti-life position.
The poll also said that 32 percent of anti-life voters believe abortion is not a major issue. Surprisingly, 21 percent of pro-life voters consider abortion not to be a major issue.
The crowd-funding site Kickstarter is being accused of censoring a group of filmmakers who are planning a movie about the abortion house of horrors controlled by convicted murder Kermit Gosnell.
The filmmakers say that Kickstarter told them describing the acts committed by Gosnell in the movie’s description were a violation of the site’s terms of service.
“We ask that the phrase ‘1000s of babies stabbed to death’ and similar language be modified or removed from the project,” wrote a Kickstarter representative in one of their communications with the group.
Phelim McAleer, one of the producers of the film, said that while Kickstarter objected to their references to abortion, the site allowed 16 projects that involve stabbings, 5 projects about incest, 44 about rape and 28 that have the F-word in the title.
Kickstarter told the National Review on Friday that they had approved the project as submitted despite the e-mails shown by the filmmakers that show they were told to censor their wording.
Two California students are fighting back against a college professor who assaulted them and took away their pro-life signs.
Thrin and Joan Short were part of an pro-life event at the University of California when Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young ripped the signs they were carrying form their hands. When the girls attempted to get their signs back, the professor kicked and pushed them.
The professor, who teaches feminist studies, claims she had a “moral right” to take the signs from the people who were opposing abortion. The professor is also known for showing pornography in her classes to her students.
Joan Short told Fox News the real offending matter in this incident is abortion itself and that if someone is offended by the process of abortion they should stand up for the life of unborn children.
Santa Barbara police are investigating the incident.
A Connecticut high school is targeting a pro-life student group, denying them the opportunity to hand out information or set up displays during the lunch period like other student run groups.
Branford High School Principal Lee Panagoulias and other school officials told the six member pro-life club that they could not have models of a fetus on a display table, could not hand out literature or invite any other student to join their group.
Other student groups in the school do not have any of those restrictions.
The Alliance Defending Freedom has contacted the school and the school district demanding information about the discrimination against the Christian students.
“We cannot sit back while our pro-life students are denied their constitutional rights and bullied by their school administrators,” Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, told Fox News. “At Branford High School, there is a double standard for the pro-life students, and we intend to expose this injustice and correct it.”
The chairman of the local Board of Education said that if all the procedures of the school for student groups are being followed, they should be given the same rights as any other club.
A Congressman speaking at the 41st annual March For Life has declared that those who are standing up for the lives of babies are “winning.”
New Jersey Representative Chris Smith told the thousands who braved the bitter cold of Washington DC to rally on the National Mall that their side was gaining the upper hand in the battle to save lives.
“By the grace of God and because of you … we are winning,” Smith said. “To the youth, especially, never quit or grow weary or discouraged. Your generation will end abortion.”
Smith is the author of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” which will soon receive a vote in the House of Representatives.
The event featured Republicans from the House of Representatives and a Washington state Democratic Representative. The major Democrat scheduled to attend the event, Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski, cancelled claiming delays at an airport in his home state.
The grand marshal for the 2014 March for Life told the Christian post the cold weather just showed their dedication to end murders via abortion.
“When I woke up this morning I thought, why did God do this to us, give us such a cold day for the March for Life,” Tom Hogan said. “But then I thought, what He wants us to do is show our determination and that no matter what, we are against abortion and we want to get Roe vs. Wade overturned.”
Fifty-two teenage girls were celebrated in a mass baby shower for their decisions to have their children instead of killing them through abortion.
Texas-based Embrace Grace held the event last month after the girls attended a series of classes by the group that provides emotional, practical and spiritual support for girls experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
“Several of the girls in all of our classes are sometimes on the fence regarding abortion, but once they come to one of our classes and see the support that there is, that their immediate needs for the baby are covered and that they don’t have to walk this road alone, they usually change their mind and keep their baby,” Embrace Grace founder Amy Ford told the Christian Post.
Ford said that many of the girls who enter the Embrace Grace program are not church goers but give their lives to Christ after experiencing the blessings of strangers showing them unconditional love and support.
“We provide a curriculum and resources for the church to implement the program as well as offer sponsorship for the churches that may not be able to afford the expenses involved with helping young women with crisis pregnancies,” said Ford. “If the church, the body of Christ, would join together to support these girls that choose life, young moms will be more open to not abort their baby.”
A pro-life group in Michigan has submitted a petition to the Republican controlled legislature that would put restrictions on abortion coverage in insurance plans.
The new law would require women to purchase an additional rider to any insurance plan if they want to cover an abortion.
The “Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act” could be passed by majority vote in the state legislature and does not require the signature of the governor. Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican who says he’s pro-life, said he is opposed to this particular measure.
The group had to obtain 58,088 valid signatures from state citizens to require action by lawmakers. The Detroit Free Press reported the group obtained at least 299,000 valid signatures.
If the legislature does not take action within 40 days of returning from a break, the matter will go to a vote on the November 2014 ballot.
The District of Columbia announced the beginning of sales for a pro-life license plate.
The plate, saying “Choose Life,” was made available for purchase on Wednesday.
The Children First Foundation submitted the proposal for the plate during the summer. The group told the Christian Post the DMV told them to expect a six to eight week delay before the plate could be manufactured.
Children First Foundation President Elizabeth Rex said that the plate is something that people could join even if they support abortion.
“Adoption is a pro-life choice that all Americans can support. It’s a very important choice for women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy or an unwanted pregnancy or even an unwanted newborn,” said Rex.
The foundation has been successful in making a “Choose Life” plate available in other states including New York and New Jersey.