Most pro-life, most pro-abortion states

Calif. second worst in nation
From Americans United for Life

From Americans United for Life

The following comes from a Jan. 14 story on

Americans United for Life today released its annual report about the most pro-life and pro-abortion states when it comes to passing pro-life legislation that protects women and unborn children. Louisiana was named most pro-life and Washington most pro-abortion.

Both states have held those respected positions previously.

Louisiana tops the list for the 5th year in a row, followed by Oklahoma, Arkansas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Texas. AUL’s Life List ranks states by their overall actions on life issues, released in advance of Roe v. Wade’s infamous anniversary later this month.

For the 5th year in a row, Washington ranked as the worst state for life for failing to protect women from an unmonitored and under-regulated abortion industry, followed by California, Vermont, New York, and Connecticut.

“As the legal architects who, since the days immediately following the deadly Roe decision, have championed the strategy of using expertly crafted model legislation to protect life, AUL has tracked states’ progress toward achieving a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law,” noted AUL President and CEO Charmaine Yoest….

Click here to view a detailed breakdown of ranking criteria for AUL’s 2014 Life List.

  1. Louisiana
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Arkansas
  4. Arizona
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Texas
  7. Kansas
  8. Indiana
  9. Nebraska
  10. Missouri
  11. South Dakota
  12. North Dakota
  13. Georgia
  14. Virginia
  15. Mississippi
  16. Michigan
  17. Ohio
  18. Kentucky
  19. South Carolina
  20. Alabama
  21. North Carolina
  22. Idaho
  23. Tennessee
  24. Minnesota
  25. Florida
  26. Colorado
  27. Illinois
  28. Wisconsin
  29. Utah
  30. Rhode Island
  31. Maine
  32. Delaware
  33. West Virginia
  34. New Hampshire
  35. Wyoming
  36. Alaska
  37. Montana
  38. New Mexico
  39. Iowa
  40. Massachusetts
  41. Nevada
  42. Maryland
  43. Hawaii
  44. Oregon
  45. New Jersey
  46. Connecticut
  47. New York
  48. Vermont
  49. California
  50. Washington

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  1. Laurette Elsberry says:

    Will we have any expression of “disappointment” from the California Catholic Conference of Bishops on California’s continued one step from the bottom placement in this list of anti and pro-abortion states?

  2. Dear Laurette and Readers,

    As long as the California bishops surround themselves with liberal, pro-abort Democrats, the issue of baby slaughter will not be a priority.

    As long as the bishops pay their lobbyist, Ned Dolesji, to put abortion on the same political plateau as immigration concerns, the issue of baby slaughter will not be a priority.

    As long as California bishops cooperate with and facilitate the rabid SEIU and associated unions, the issue of baby slaughter will not be a priority.

    When will we see any hope? When the first bishop pulls his money and support out of the bishops’ lobby—the CCC—we will have our first glimmer of hope.

  3. Catherine says:

    Do you want to see for yourself why the California bishops minimize the abortion issue?
    As most of you know, the bishops have their own lobby—the Calfiornia Catholic conference (CCC).

    Just take a look at their stated legislative priorities for 2013-2014! See if you can find any opposition to abortion! No way!

    • If you go to the website of the Catholic Bishops of California you will see prominently displayed the Novena for Life which starts tomorrow and the West Coast Walk for Life.

    • Athough the CA Bishops may abbreviate their political pac as CCC, it really should be CCCB.
      The CCC is the abbreviation for the “Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition” worldwide.
      The Catechism and the Bishop’s political activity are not always in accord.

    • Anonymous says:

      From the California Catholic Conference homepage:
      While 39 states have some form of parental notification requirements to protect minors, a girl in California as young as 10 or 11 can receive an abortion without her mother’s or father’s knowledge. Nevertheless, earlier this week, the Assembly Health Committee voted down ACA 5 (Grove, R-Bakersfield) a measure that would require parental notification before a minor has an abortion.

      While present in virtually every other area of a young girl’s physical, mental and spiritual health life, California parents remained locked out when it comes to these “secret” abortions.
      The history of the effort in California to pass a constitutional amendment requiring that parents of a minor be informed prior to her abortion spans the last three decades. In 1987, the California legislature passed and the Governor signed a bill requiring consent from a parent or guardian or a court waiver before an abortion could be performed on a minor. The new law was immediately challenged in court, and after 10 years of litigation, it was ruled unconstitutional by the California Supreme Court.
      Parental notification propositions like ACA 5 have been on the California ballot three times since the 1997 Supreme Court decision: 2005 (Proposition 73); 2006 (Proposition 85); and 2008 (Proposition 4)—each time suffering defeat by a close margin. Polls consistently show that a majority of Californians approve of parental notification, but when that policy is placed in an initiative, supporters are hugely outspent and the voters are swayed using scare tactics.

  4. Every unborn person is poor and illiterate and the typical illegal immigrant is poor and illiterate.

    In California we murder the poor and illiterate unborn person without limitations while we welcome the poor and illiterate foreigner without limitations.

    • We should not compare ILLEGAL immigrants to LEGAL immigrants.
      We must not welcome those who break our laws. Law breakers are not our “guests”, nor are they innocent like the unborn.
      The US is no longer a prosperous nation, and our own unemployment rates are about 14% per the US Dept of Labor Statistics (not the propaganda of the Obama Administration).

      CCC: ” 2241 The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin. Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him.
      Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants’ duties toward their country of adoption.
      Immigrants are OBLIGED to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to OBEY its LAWs and to assist in carrying civic burdens.”

  5. As with any poll, rankings aren’t always what one expects them to be. I would have expected to find North Dakota on top of the heap as number 1, considering the pro-life/anti-abortion legistlation they passed in 2013 and the fact that there apparently is on only one Planned Parenthood Abortion Center in that wonderful state of my birth and youth!

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