Study: Waiting Period Decreases Abortion Rate

A Tennessee law that requires women to wait 48 hours before receiving an abortion decreased the abortion rate in the state while increasing the cost of the procedure, according to a new study. The law, passed in 2015, requires women to receive pre-abortion counseling 48 hours prior to the abortion. It is being challenged in federal court. The new study by researchers at Texas A&M University showed the law led to a decrease in the state's abortion rate, from 8.9 in 2010-14 to 7.2 in 2015-16 (per 1,000 women aged 15-44). Read more...

San Francisco Expands Travel Ban to Pro-Life States

San Francisco expanded its city-funded travel and contracting bans to 22 states with pro-life laws. The 22 states include Texas, Massachusetts, and Florida. The move marks the expansion of an ordinance enacted in August that prohibited city-funded travel "to states that have enacted laws that  […]

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Texas Pro-Lifers Take Battle to City Councils

Fed up with the government, Mark Lee Dickson decided to campaign throughout East Texas and beyond, seeking out city councils and county commissioner's courts willing to consider passing an ordinance banning abortion with town limits. So far, he's found success in several small cities and towns in  […]

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California Colleges Required to Provide Abortion Pills

California Gov. Gavin Newsom made his state the first to require public universities to offer abortion medication at campus health centers, beginning in 2023. Newsom contrasted the progressive goals of his new law with restrictions recently enacted in other states. "As other states and the  […]

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Unborn Lives and Religious Liberty at Stake

The high court's new term starts with cases that could hit religious believers hard. A trio of them concerns the controversial subject of LGBTQ rights. And one of those three involves a funeral home and a fired transgender worker. It could have broader implications for existing civil rights law and  […]

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Judge Rules Virginia Can 'Favor Childbirth over Abortion'

A federal judge handed pro-choice groups a major loss by upholding multiple restrictions on abortion clinics, including a requirement that pregnant women receive an ultrasound 24 hours before obtaining an abortion and a stipulation that only physicians perform the procedure. Pro-life groups  […]

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Kansas Considers Referendum on Abortion

The Kansas legislature is attempting to force a statewide referendum on abortion after the state's Supreme Court declared it a constitutional right, striking down pro-life legislation earlier this year. In April, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that the state constiution included a fundamental right  […]

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Judge Blocks Georgia's Heartbeat Bill

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Georgia's heartbeat bill, pro-life legislation that would prohibit abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which usually takes place at about six weeks' gestation. Republican governor Brian Kemp signed the bill into law in May, and it was set to take  […]

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Abortion Activists Push 'Safe Abortion Day'

Organizations around the world are celebrating “International Safe Abortion Day.” But in their promotion of the event, they’re failing to address its main flaw: Abortion is never safe, because it always ends at least one life. International organizations including Amnesty International and national  […]

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Indiana Fights to Keep Parental Notification

In his appeal of a federal court ruling, Attorney General Curtis Hill wrote "Ultimately, this Court should settle the issue by ruling that Bellotti is inapplicable to parental notice laws. Extending Bellotti is inappropriate in light of the governmental interests served by parental notice laws,  […]

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