legislation


Our Experience with Overturning Terrible Court Decisions

by Rachel MacNair Several US Supreme Court decisions have been horrifying. What lessons can we learn from history? Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1857 Dred Scott was an enslaved man who petitioned the Court for his freedom and that of his wife and their two daughters, because they had been moved to a state without slavery….


Why the Hyde Amendment Helps Low-Income Women

by Rachel MacNair In the US, the 40th anniversary of the Hyde amendment’s first passage was September 30, 2016. The amendment is a legislative provision that taxpayers, especially through the Medicaid program, don’t pay for most abortions. Medicaid provides health care for low-income people and goes state-by-state, so when the amendment passed, some states immediately stopped funding, but…


Mourning After & Hoping for the Future, We Call for a Consistent Life Texas!

Mourning After & Hoping for the Future, We Call for a Consistent Life Texas! Thad Crouch (speaking of himself in the third person) offers this report:   Mourning after the Supreme Court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) overturned two of four provisions of Texas law on medical regulations for abortion clinics —while also looking hopefully at…


Who the Law Targets

by Rachel MacNair In recent news [in April of 2016], a candidate known for incoherence and failure to understand the basics on a wide range of policies showed these tendencies yet again. He said women who had abortions (if it were banned again in the U.S.) should be punished for getting them. Many abortion defenders,…


Should Abortions be Illegal?

by Bill Samuel     In 2014, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, 84,041 rapes were reported in the United States. It is well known that many rapes are not reported, so the actual incidence of rape is greater than that. Rape is a felony in every jurisdiction in the United States, and has…


De-funding Planned Parenthood

De-funding Planned Parenthood by Rachel MacNair The concept of the U.S. federal government removing all federal taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood has been a hot legislative topic recently. It seems to be set aside for now, but is bound to come up again and again. What is there to say from a consistent-life…