NRL News Winter 2012 – Volume 39, Issue 1

The Pro-Life Newspaper of Record - First published November 1973

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Carol Tobias, Publisher | Dave Andrusko, Editor | Regina Huber, Assistant

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Winter 2012 - Volume 39, Issue 1

Obama–the Abortion President: The Damage Report to Date

In a newly updated one-page factsheet, NRLC summarizes how Barack Obama has done more damage to the pro-life cause, in just three years, than any President in history. (See page five.)


Quietly, relentlessly, President Obama has worked to entrench abortion on demand and to expand access to unrestricted and government-subsidized abortion. He has done so by championing enactment of a massive health care restructuring law that contains numerous anti-life provisions; by undermining pro-life efforts in Congress (employing, among other tools, formal veto threats); by issuing anti-life executive orders; by spreading aggressive pro-abortion advocacy overseas through Hillary Clinton’s State Department; and—most ominously of all, in the long run—by appointing two anti-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.




Republican Presidential Candidates Are Pro-Life

By Carol Tobias, NRLC President


The pro-life community knows that President Barack Obama has an abysmal record on life. NRLC Federal Legislative Director Douglas Johnson lays out “the damage to date” on this page, and NRLC has compiled an up-to-date “Presidential Record on Life” that appears on page five.



From the President...


After 236 Years, the Opportunity Lives On

by Carol Tobias, NRLC President


In 1776, when our founding fathers were creating this wonderful new country, John Adams wrote, “It has been the will of Heaven that we should be thrown into existence at a period when the greatest philosophers and lawgivers of antiquity would have wished to live ... a period when a coincidence of circumstances without example has afforded to thirteen colonies at once an opportunity of beginning government anew from the foundation and building as they choose. How few of the human race have ever had an opportunity of choosing a system of government for themselves and their children? How few have ever had anything more of choice in government than in climate?”