Some good news on the life front in the states, all which show how the grassroots are where true success lies when we find hearts and minds can be changed. Victory can only be claimed when we stop thinking of the unborn child as a potential human being and, as a society, realize they are human beings with potential.

In Kansas a Sedgwick County judge ruled yesterday that the Kansas abortion statute on late term abortions is constitutional, denying a defense motion to dismiss a criminal case brought against George "the killer" Tiller, one of the most notorious abortionists in the country.

Meanwhile in Virginia the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear a challenge to Virginia's ban on a late-term abortion procedure. Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell was successful in convincing the court that it deserved review.

Finally over in South Dakota, for the second Monday in a row, no abortion doctor showed up for work at the only abortuary in the state. The reason is that any abortionist is afraid to comply with South Dakota's Abortion Informed Consent Law. Normally an abortionist flies in on Mondays from Minnesota to perform abortions. South Dakota's new law requires the abortionist to inform the expectant mother seeking an abortion that the procedure will "terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being." Failure to comply can have the abortionist face fines and/or jail time.

These state laws still face serious threats though if a pro-abortion Congress, as we have now, were to partner with a pro-abortion President and pass the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), which would effectively overturn all state laws in regard to abortion, as I discuss in my new paper on FOCA.