April 09, 2018

Clinic Attacks New Mississippi Abortion Law

The last abortion facility in Mississippi filed another lawsuit to overturn a state law that prohibits abortions on unborn babies after 15 weeks. The Jackson Women's Health Organization and the Center for Reproductive Rights allege a whole group of state laws are unconstitutional because they restrict women's access to abortion. Their lawsuit challenges the 15-week abortion ban, a 24-hour waiting period, a requirement that appointments between a doctor and patient be in person, a requirement that only doctors perform abortions and several abortion clinic regulations. Read more...

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Planned Parenthood Slams Trump Nominee

President Donald Trump has held true to his promise to nominate pro-life judges to key judicial roles. One of his latest, Wendy Vitter, a strong pro-life advocate, is up for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to consider her confirmation. But Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups are lobbying aggressively against Vitter, claiming she would be "disastrous" for the future of legalized abortion. Read more...

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Pope's Statement 'Confuses Abortion Issue'

Pope Francis' new apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate "blurs lines and causes confusion" about the gravity of abortion, the leader of a pro-life group that majorly influences U.S. politics said. Pope Francis wrote that migration shouldn't be seen as a "secondary" or "lesser" issue to "'grave' bioethical questions" and that helping "victims" of "every form of rejection" is just as important as defending the pre-born. Read more...

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April 05, 2018

Wisconsin Ends Abortion Coverage for Employees

Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that ended abortion coverage for state employees. This bill, which Republicans exclusively passed in February, prohibits state employees who receive government-provided health care from getting abortions paid for, except in cases of rape and preservation of the mother’s life. Pro-Life Wisconsin state director Dan Miller said in a statement that the group is “grateful” to Walker for signing the bill because it shows respect for those taxpayers who oppose public funding of abortion. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 11:52 PM Posted to Legislation

Gag Order Stands in Undercover Video Cases

The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a pro-life group seeking to release undercover footage detailing alleged misconduct in the abortion industry. The Supreme Court’s decision not to take up the case means that the lower court decisions will stand, and additional footage may not be released. Read more...

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Alberta Bill Would Ban Pro-Life Protests

Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman has announced that lawmakers will soon introduce legislation imposing “buffer zones” around abortion facilities, to prevent pro-life volunteers from attempting to change women’s minds. Bill 9, which is titled the “Protecting Choice for Women Accessing Health Care Act,” may be tabled by Thursday, the Edmonton Journal reports. Deputy house leader Kathleen Ganley also confirmed plans to pursue the measure. Critics say the bill is yet another strong-armed measure of the province's NDP government that attacks the rights of law-abiding citizens. Read more...

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March 28, 2018

Missouri House Approves 20-Week Bill

Missouri is one step closer to protecting pain-capable unborn babies after the House moved forward with a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.B. 1266) received House lawmakers' initial approval Monday, Missourinet reports. The bill prohibits abortions after 20 weeks except when there is a risk to the mother's life or loss of a major bodily function. The state House must vote again before the bill can move to the state Senate. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 01:56 PM Posted to Legislation

Pro-Lifers Denied Booth at AK Health Fair

While planning to set up a booth at the Juneau Community Health Fair at Thunder Mountain High School on March 17, the Alaskans For Life, Inc. group found out their booth was not welcomed at this year's event. "We have been involved with the fair for 30 years," Sidney Heidersdorf, President of Alaskans For Life, Inc., Juneau, said in a phone interview Monday. "It is a very straightforward booth." Read more...

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Ireland Sets Abortion Referendum Date for May 25

Ireland will hold a referendum on May 25 on whether or not to liberalize its abortion law, the first opportunity in 35 years to overhaul one of the world's strictest regimes that has long divided the once deeply Catholic nation. Voters will be asked if they wish to repeal an amendment to the constitution that was inserted following a 1983 referendum to enshrine the equal right to life of the mother and her unborn child, and to instead enable parliament to set the laws. Read more...

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March 26, 2018

Pro-lifers Debunk 'Clearly Safe' Report

Pro-life advocates are criticizing a new paper claiming that abortion is so overwhelmingly “safe” that abortion-specific regulations in many states are “unnecessary.” The paper found that all four methods were “clearly safe.” Critics point out, however, that the paper ignored the safety of the preborn baby when making this claim. Read more...

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Abortion, LGBT Groups Join Forces

The world's top abortion and LGBT activist groups have joined forces to stop the Trump administration from implementing its international pro-life agenda at the UN women's conference in New York. It remains to be seen whether the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, will buckle under the intimidation at this conference, and in the future. Read more...

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Banning Abortion Will Save Millions

Abortion presupposes a lack of responsibility and moral agency. It is precisely a means to escape from the consequences of one’s choices: to be able to enjoy sexual intercourse without having to care for any children that result. It demands the power to destroy developing life that one’s own choices created, meaning the power to escape moral responsibility. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 04:43 PM Posted to Public Opinion