Little Sisters Get Big Win in Supreme Court

The Little Sisters of the Poor had a victory at the Supreme Court, nine years into the religious order's bouts of litigation over the Obama-era "contraception mandate" which obliged employers to provide for contraceptive coverage for employees through their health care plans. In a 7-2 decision, the Court's majority sided with the sisters in the latest round of lawsuits against them over the mandate, this time brought by the states of Pennsylvania and California, who argued that the exemption crafted by the Trump administration for organizations with religious or moral objections to the mandate shifted the cost of providing contraceptive coverage to the states and was procedurally flawed. Read more...

Judge Blocks Iowa 24-Hour Waiting Period

A Johnson County District Court Judge has blocked a mandatory 24-hour waiting period on abortions from taking effect. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the legislation into law and Planned Parenthood and the ACLU both sued to stop it from taking effect. The ruling from the judge prevents the law  […]

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SCOTUS Ruling Puts Clinic Profits Over Women's Health

Many of the country's leading pro-life advocates said the U.S. Supreme Court's June 29 ruling striking down a Louisiana abortion law puts women's health in danger, allows subpar care of women and gives abortion clinics a pass on "commonsense regulations" for "the sake of profit."  […]

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Law

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have curtailed access to abortions in the state and that was nearly identical to a measure the court overturned in Texas in 2016. The ruling is a win for advocates of abortion access, who feared the case could quickly pave the way for  […]

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Tennessee Passes Heartbeat Bill

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced that he will sign a bill banning abortions at the detection of a heartbeat, which is around six weeks into the pregnancy. The state's Legislature passed the abortion bill backed by the Republican governor and opposed by Democrats as budget negotiations stalled.  […]

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Illinois Lawsuit Challenges Reproductive Health Act

The Illinois Baptist State Association and two businesses have filed suit challenging a state law approved last year requiring health insurance policies sold in Illinois to provide coverage for abortions. The lawsuit said the mandate violates rights under the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration  […]

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Abortion on November Ballot in Colorado

Initiative #120, sponsored by Due Date Too Late, was designed to prohibit abortions after a fetus reaches 22 weeks gestational age as calculated from the first day of the woman's last menstrual period (LMP). Under the initiative, performing a prohibited abortion would be a misdemeanor punishable by  […]

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Abortion in Arkansas Hits 43-Year Low

The Arkansas Department of Health released its annual reports on the number of abortions performed in the state. The reports show that 2,963 abortions occurred in Arkansas in 2019. Family Council President Jerry Cox released a statement saying, "Arkansas' abortion numbers haven't been this low  […]

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ACLU Abandons Lawsuit Against Pro-Life Texas Towns

The ACLU and its Texas chapter have withdrawn their lawsuit against seven Texas towns that had declared themselves sanctuaries for the unborn and adopted ordinances outlawing abortion within their city limits. In February, the ACLU filed suit in East Texas against the cities of Waskom, Naples,  […]

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Planned Parenthood Got $80M in Rona Money

Thirty-seven Planned Parenthood affiliates applied for and received a total of $80 million in loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) -- and now the federal government wants the money back, saying the affiliates should have known they weren't eligible for the coronavirus stimulus payouts.  […]

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