Axios videos: The 2018 view on abortion from the right

Axios videos: The 2018 view on abortion from the right

Abortion is about to become a major midterm election issue, as conservative voters look to elect anti-abortion senators who can confirm Supreme Court justices to overturn Roe v. Wade. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser tells Axios that “The future of Roe v. Wade is on the line this election without question.”

Why it matters: More Republican senators would make it easier to pass stricter abortion laws on the federal level. With groups like SBA List getting involved in battleground Senate races, Democrats will be forced to start talking about the topic they’re trying to avoid.

Axios videos: The 2018 view on abortion from the left

Axios videos: The 2018 view on abortion from the left

As conservative voters head to the polls in November to elect anti-abortion lawmakers, EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock tells Axios that the pro-abortion rights platform will help Democrats to pick up seats in the Senate and take back the House.

Why it matters: Abortion shouldn’t be a taboo topic for Democrats, but few are talking about it on the campaign trail. Part of that, Schriock says, is strategic: she thinks conservative Republican candidates will scare away critical voters — like millennials, the largest voting bloc this year — with their hard-line anti-abortion stances.

Cellphone Videos Show Nikolas Cruz Planning Out The Parkland School Shooting

Cellphone Videos Show Nikolas Cruz Planning Out The Parkland School Shooting

Nikolas Cruz recorded several testimonial videos on his cellphone before allegedly opening fire at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, outlining his plans to kill at least 20 people with an AR-15 because his “life is meaningless.”

The Broward County State Attorney released the footage Wednesday in preparation for a possible death penalty trial. Although authorities did not say when the three videos were made, they help provide a glimpse into what spurred the 19-year-old to allegedly kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day.

In the footage, Cruz repeatedly discusses his desire to be known and recognized, for his classmates to know who he is, and to end his “lone” life of “seclusion and solitude.” Prosecutors are likely to use the footage to show that Cruz visualized and planned details of the attack, such as taking an “Uber in the afternoon before 2:40 p.m.,” in advance. Premeditation is key in proving capital murder case.

Cruz, who faces 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted first-degree murder, is being held at Broward County Jail in an isolated, single-person cell. He has a history of mental health issues and violent, erratic behavior, which have been documented in numerous police and school therapy reports.

In the first cell phone clip, wearing a neon green shirt, baseball cap, and headphones, Cruz introduces himself as “Nik.”

“I am going to be your next school shooter of 2018,” he tells the camera, outlining his plan to “kill at least 20 people with an AR-15” in Parkland.

“It’s going to be a big event and when you see me on the news you will all know who I am,” he declares before laughing.

“You are all going to die,” he continues, making the shooting sounds “pew pew pew.”

“Aw ya. Can’t wait,” he says before cutting from the camera.

In a different video, with the camera pointed at a black cast sticking out of an orange sweat shirt, Cruz lays out “his plan” of arriving at the school around 2:40 p.m., unloading his bags, and targeting people in the main courtyard.

On Feb. 14, authorities say Cruz took an Uber to school, arriving on campus at 2:19 p.m. carrying a duffle bag stocked with an AR-15 rifle and a backpack full of ammunition. Police say he confessed to the attack shortly after officers arrested him near campus.

In another recording, Cruz is narrating “the day of my massacre” and sounds like he is reading a pre-written speech.

“All the kids in school will run in fear and hide in the wrath of my power they will know who I am,” he says with the camera trained on dirt and concrete. “I am nothing. I am no one.”

Emotionless, he describes his “meaningless,” “lone” life of “seclusion and solitude” and that he hates “everyone and everything.” He also addresses his classmates, calling them “stupid.”

“I had enough being told what to do and when to do. I had enough of being told I am an idiot and a dumb ass when in real life you are all the dumb ass,” he adds. “You are all stupid and brainwashed by the political government programs. you will all see. you will all know what my name is.”

At the end, he professes his feelings for someone named “Angie,” saying, “my love for you will never go away.”

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