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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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• Obama Unilaterally Forces States to Fund Planned Parenthood and Ignores Congress’ Concerns
• CDC Report: 113 Babies Died in Saline Abortions That Poisoned Their Lungs, Burned Off Their Skin
• House Democrats Re-Elect Radical Abortion Advocate Nancy Pelosi as Their Leader
• Joy Behar Slams Christians Against Birth Control: “Are They Talking to God Now?”
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• Kelloggs Pulls Ads From Pro-Life News Web Site: It’s “Not Aligned With Our Values as a Company”
• Planned Parenthood Sues to Overturn North Carolina Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks
• Trump Admin Should Investigate Planned Parenthood for Promoting Forced Abortions in China
• 1,752 Babies Killed in Late-Term Abortions in NYC in One Year. 1 Baby Every 5 Hours
• Hollywood Censors Gosnell Movie: Producer Says Distributors Won’t Touch Tale of Abortion Horrors
• Abortions Dramatically Increase Rate of Preterm Deliveries and Disabled Children
• Presbyterian University Openly Promotes Partnership With Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic
• CNN Panel Shuts Down Guest Who Mentions Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts
• WATCH: After One Day in Court, Our Precious Foster Son Became Our Boy Forever
• Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop Missouri Law Requiring It to Protect Women’s Health
• Utah Bill Would Make It the 3rd State to Tell Women the Abortion Pill Can be Reversed
Obama Unilaterally Forces States to Fund Planned Parenthood and Ignores Congress’ Concerns
Two leading female pro-life lawmakers are demanding answers this week after the Obama Administration sent them a “short form letter” that did not address their concerns about a new Planned Parenthood funding regulation.
CDC Report: 113 Babies Died in Saline Abortions That Poisoned Their Lungs, Burned Off Their Skin
Last week, the CDC released its annual abortion surveillance report (for 2013, because it’s always behind).
House Democrats Re-Elect Radical Abortion Advocate Nancy Pelosi as Their Leader
It’s official. House Democrats have re-elected radical abortion advocate Nancy Pelosi as their leader for another term in Congress.
Joy Behar Slams Christians Against Birth Control: “Are They Talking to God Now?”
When it comes to “women’s issues,” The View ladies need some education.
Kelloggs Pulls Ads From Pro-Life News Web Site: It’s “Not Aligned With Our Values as a Company”
Yesterday, Kellogg Co., which manufactures popular breakfast cereals and other products, decided to pull its advertising from Brietbart News, which reports conservative news — including pro-life news.
Planned Parenthood Sues to Overturn North Carolina Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks
Planned Parenthood and a group of abortion practitioners filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging North Carolina’s 20-week abortion limit.
Trump Admin Should Investigate Planned Parenthood for Promoting Forced Abortions in China
To that end, we respectfully request that you immediately investigate International Planned Parenthood.
1,752 Babies Killed in Late-Term Abortions in NYC in One Year. 1 Baby Every 5 Hours
New York City often is referred to as the late-term abortion capital of the U.S.
Presbyterian University Openly Promotes Partnership With Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic
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But how do we know whether the public policies we adopt are good? How do we know whether the results of the election will be happy? How even do we know if the war we have fought was worth it?
Those questions cannot be answered except by reference to things that are outside the immediate excitement and even our immediate needs.
These larger and more enduring things cannot be understood without understanding what we are, how we should live, how best over the long term we can achieve a good life and be free. Somehow, urgent things have to be judged in light of ultimate things.
The profoundest example of this is in our famous Declaration of Independence. The people of America decided to form their own country. It was an act of rebellion. It would carry a death sentence for many if the revolution failed, and it did carry that sentence for many in the subsequent war.
How remarkable that in this urgent moment, they would base what they did upon the “laws of nature and of nature’s God.” They were looking upward toward the eternal as they began their battle. That is one of the essential reasons why they succeeded.
How can we remember to do this kind of thinking, when so many urgent things press upon us and when hundreds of millions of us participate?
The answer is given best of all in history by the Constitution of the United States, the partner of the declaration, prefigured in its middle passages.
The purpose of the Constitution is to ground the government in the people’s authority. It is also to make both we and our government thoughtful. “It is our reason alone,” writes James Madison, “that must be placed in control of the government. Our passions must be controlled by it.”
Under the Constitution, it takes time to do big things: We must think before we act. The Constitution divides power across the land and between levels and branches of government; the people and the parts of the government must cooperate if anything is to be done.
To get a majority, they must give reasons—out loud and in front of millions. This encourages candor and discourages the rankest forms of partisanship.
Yes, it is still partisan, but at our best moments we are better than anywhere else. Moreover, the Constitution limits what we can do to each other, teaching us self-restraint and independence.
In recent decades, our country has suffered public policy disasters. We have fought many wars without decisive victory. We have spent many trillions without removing the problems they were designed to remove. We have become a great debtor nation with fewer reserves, even if our reserves are still great.
These facts are connected to the compromising of our constitutional practices. We have changed the way we make laws. The government is less accountable, and the laws are more numerous and impossible to understand.
We have made government more centralized, and so its proper central functions—especially defense—are starved for resources.
As the government gets bigger, the people get smaller. They are regulated in their private lives, obstructed when they strive, subsidized in many cases into failure. This is just what the Constitution was designed to prevent.
No institution has done more to describe and promote public policy from the conservative point of view than The Heritage Foundation. It was born decades ago for specifically this purpose. It has always had an interest in the Constitution.
Now, it is bringing together all of its efforts relating to that great document into the Institute for Constitutional Government, launching Nov. 29, to achieve better focus. As a friend of the Constitution and of Heritage, I am proud of this.
It can only be good. Our freedom is at stake. We will not save it without restoring our Constitution.