pro-life newsAs IFL gears up for next week’s March for Life, we can’t help but look back at the pro-life news of the past year with a mix of awe and wonderment.

Last year began with ‘the Covington Kids’ controversy

It’s been a year since the “Covington Kids” incident at last year’s March. In case you’ve been in a coma for a year, all you need to know is that the mainstream media has notoriously refused to cover the annual March for Life. They made an exception last year when they thought pro-life Catholic kids wearing MAGA hats acted like jerks to a Native American vet (“Fear and Loathing at the March for Life”).

The pro-abortion media unleashed all of their invective at these kids, pulling out the stops trying to outdo their comrades with rhetorical flourish:

“I don’t know what it says about me but I’ve truly lost the ability to articulate the hysterical rage, nausea, and heartache this makes me feel. I just want these people to die. Simple as that. Every single one of them. And their parents.” Erik Abriss, writing for New York Media’s pop culture site, Vulture

Jack Morrissey, who co-produced “Beauty and the Beast” for Walt Disney Productions, built on this violent theme with a tweet, accompanied by a bloody graphic, that purrs:

“MAGA kids go screaming, hats first, into the wood chipper.”

Wonder what Walt would say about an employee who fantasizes about killing kids?

CNN’s Ana Navarro called the boys “racists” and “a**wipes.” And their legal analyst, Bakari Sellers, said one of the boys should be “punched in the face.”

Not to be outdone, another CNN contributor, Reza Aslan, exclaimed,

“Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s?”

At least comedian, Kathy Griffin, didn’t want to kill, chop up, or punch any of the kids. She simply wants them publicly named on social media and shamed:

“Name these kids. I want NAMES. Shame them. If you think these f—ers wouldn’t dox you in a heartbeat, think again.”

Hollywood actor, John Cusack, seemed chagrined by the kids’ Catholicity:

“This Covington School thing is beyond belief…the lack of basic Respect for an elder (any elder) is the number one symptom of a SICK society….MAGA CATHOLICS paving the road of ignorance…you are a DISGRACE…look that word up, it means something….learn your History, Catholics. Grow some spine Clergy…lead by example and stop embarrassing the rest of us who know better.”

Clearly, Hollywood actors know better than the rest of us, as another Hollywood actress, Debra Messing, demonstrated with this delicate description of one of the Covington kids:

“Mocking, condescending, disrespecting, A–HOLE,”

The authoress of “The Purity Myth,” Jessica Valenti, just plain didn’t like the looks of the fifteen year Catholic boy at the heart of the controversy:

“I think so many of us have been on the receiving end of the face he was making: a smug, untouchable, entitled f*** you.”

Guess she never heard the phrase, don’t judge a book by its cover.

CNN settles anti-defamation lawsuit

This pro-life news story reached its denouement last week when CNN settled a multi-million dollar  anti-defamation lawsuit filed by the ‘Covington Kid,’ Nick Sandmann for an undisclosed sum. Other suits with other media outlets are still pending.

The pro-life community is united in cheering that justice was done on behalf of these kids who were so viciously smeared by CNN and most of the mainstream media.

More pro-life news

One year later, the pro-life news cycle ended with a bizarre acceptance speech at the Golden Globe awards by actress, Michelle Williams. Listen to the single word that is missing in her speech:

“When you put this in someone’s hands you’re acknowledging the choices they make as an actor. Moment by moment, scene by scene, day by day. But you’re also acknowledging the choices they make as a person. The education they pursued, the training they sought, the hours they put in. I’m grateful for the acknowledgement of the choices I’ve made and I’m also grateful to have lived in a moment in our society where choice exists, because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice.

I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making, and not just a series of events that happened to me. But one that I could stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over. Sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise. But one that I had carved with my own hand. And I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose.

To choose when to have my children and with whom, when I felt supported and able to balance our lives as all mothers know that the scales must and will tip towards our children. Now I know my choices might look different than yours, but thank God or whoever you pray to that we live in a country founded on the principles that I am free to live by my faith and you are free to live by yours. So, women 18 to 118, when it is time to vote please do so in your self-interest. It’s what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them but don’t forget we are the largest voting body in this country. Let’s make it look more like us.”

Did you notice the word Ms. Williams did not use? Abortion. In an era when Hollywood types, goaded by the abortion-profiteers at Planned Parenthood, tell women to “shout their abortion,” the omission of the ‘a’ word from her speech is conspicuous.

21 states pass pro-life legislation

Abortion is an increasingly ugly word in a country where 21 states passed pro-life legislation in between last year’s March for Life and the one next week. These states include:

√ Alabama

√ Arkansas

√ Georgia

√ Indiana

√ Kansas

√ Kentucky

√ Louisiana

√ Mississippi

√ Missouri

√ Montana

√ Nebraska

√ North Carolina

√ North Dakota

√ Ohio

√ Oklahoma

√ Pennsylvania

√ South Dakota

√ Tennessee

√ Texas

√ Utah

√ Wisconsin

Even in the safety of her Hollywood cocoon, Ms. Williams didn’t feel secure to utter the word that so defines their self-centered, hedonistic, anti-woman ethos. Her anti-feminist screed doesn’t answer the question she implies, which is:

“the right to choose what?”

Every choice has an object. She asserts that women can only get ahead if they’re free to sacrifice their child on the altar of convenience. In other words, kill their unborn children.

Iowans for LIFE looks forward to standing up in the public square in Washington DC next week on behalf of Michelle William’s aborted child and the millions of other victims who preceded her.

We pray on behalf of the women facing crisis pregnancies right now. You’re not alone. You can get help here and here and here.

We pray for more good pro-life news in 2020.

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