While the nation's capital was preparing to shut down due to the inclement weather predicted, thousands of pro-life activists and proponents for human life from around the country were gearing up to brave the freezing weather and possible snowstorm. Friday, January 22, marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and on that day the March for Life celebrated its 42rd march in peaceful protest.

Last fall, California enacted Assembly Bill 775. The law, which went into effect on January 1 of this year, requires pregnancy centers in the state to have written statements posted in all clinics making clients aware of the state’s abortion programs. In response to this pro-abortion law, three faith-based pregnancy centers filed a lawsuit against the state on Thursday.

After the New York State Court of Appeals on January 14 rejected an appeal made by the owners of a farm and wedding venue who had been charged by the New York State Human Rights Division with illegal discrimination and fined $13,000 for refusing to host the wedding of a same-sex couple, an attorney for the farm’s owners said they are considering another appeal.

Conservatives rightly complain about the federal government going beyond its enumerated powers in the U.S. Constitution, but state and local governments across the nation are also implementing the secular progressive agenda through city ordinances, state laws, and court decisions.

Planned Parenthood, whose 327,653 abortions performed from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013 made it the nation’s largest abortion provider, is facing state funding cuts in both Texas and Utah.