Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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Bonding with the unborn

Abortion | Science provides momentum in the fight to end abortions
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 1/22/14, 01:18 pm

Carolyn Cline calls it “our God machine.”

The director of the Downtown Dallas Pregnancy Center is referring to the group’s latest ultrasound machine. Cline recently saw a father come in with his 17-year-old pregnant daughter. He arrived believing abortion was the best option. But after seeing the ultrasound and hearing the unborn baby’s heartbeat, tears ran down the man’s cheeks.

“There’s my grandchild,” he said. Then he turned to his daughter and said, “We are going to do this together.”

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Associated Press/Photo by Sue Ogrocki

Successful state strategies saving babies

Abortion | Slow ground game leads to big advances in pro-life fight
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 1/22/14, 10:05 am

During my recent swing through four Midwest states leading the charge on pro-life legislation, optimism was a familiar refrain among a new crop of pro-life lawmakers.

“You don’t want to mess with us on pro-life issues any more,” said Kelly Hancock, a first term Texas state senator who graduated from Baylor University and has spent the past 30 years teaching Sunday school at his Baptist church.

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Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

House avoids spending debate

Congress | Republicans lose ground in curbing spending as lawmakers turn their attention on getting reelected
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 1/15/14, 06:22 pm

WASHINGTON—Proving it is hard to cut federal programs in an election year, the Republican-led House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a trillion-dollar federal spending bill for fiscal year 2014.

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