Judge Rejects DOJ Move to Block Texas Abortion Law

A federal judge denied a Department of Justice request to block enforcement of the controversial Texas abortion law. "[T]his case presents complex, important questions of law that merit a full opportunity for the parties to present their positions to the Court," wrote United States District Judge Robert Pitman in a one page decision Thursday. "Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the United States' Opposed Motion for Expedited Briefing Schedule, (Dkt. 13), is DENIED." The DOJ had asked the judge to grant a temporary restraining order or injunction in an effort to block the state from enforcing the law that effectively bans all abortions in Texas, prohibiting the procedure past roughly six weeks into pregnancy. Read more...

New York Governor Says State Safe for Baby Killers

Gov. Kathy Hochul, responding to strict new abortion laws in Texas, said that she'll make New York a safe legal haven for women's reproductive health. "We have to stop extremists from taking women's rights away," Hochul said at an appearance with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and other  […]

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Oklahoma Governor Signs 9 New Pro-Life Laws

Governor Kevin Stitt, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, and lawmakers held a ceremonial bill signing today to celebrate the nine new pro-life bills he signed into law during the 2021 session. "I promised Oklahomans I would sign every piece of pro-life legislation that came  […]

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Gov. Noem Blocks Telemedicine Abortions in South Dakota

Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-12, which directs the South Dakota Department of Health to establish rules preventing telemedicine abortions in South Dakota. The executive order also restricts chemical abortions in the state. "The Biden Administration is continuing to overstep  […]

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GOP-Led States See Texas Law as Model

Republican states that have passed increasingly tough abortion restrictions only to see them blocked by the federal courts have a new template in an unusually written Texas law that represents the most far-reaching curb on abortions in nearly half a century. Republican lawmakers in at least half a  […]

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Dems Whine as Texas Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect

Texas became the first state to virtually outlaw abortions since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Texas’ new law prohibits abortions as soon as a fetal “heartbeat” is detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant. Abortions rights  […]

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Abortion Mills Appeal Texas Ruling to SCOTUS

Texas abortion providers made a last-minute plea to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the state's new abortion restrictions law, which is set to come into effect Wednesday and would ban the procedure as early as six weeks of pregnancy — a period when many women are unaware that they are pregnant.  […]

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Court Upholds Texas 'Dismemberment Abortion' Ban

A spokeswoman with Texas Right to Life said a federal appeals court ruling upholding the Texas Dismemberment Abortion Ban is a "long-awaited victory" Texans are celebrating. "Anyone can see the cruelty of dismemberment abortions, ripping a child's body apart while her heart is still  […]

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South Dakota to Appeal 8th Circuit Abortion Ruling

Following the District Court ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Noem, Gov. Kristi Noem announced Friday that the state will appeal the ruling to the United States 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. "All life is precious. Mothers should have the opportunity to hear all relevant information before they  […]

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Judgette Blocks Several Indiana Pro-Life Laws

A U.S. District Court judge placed a permanent injunction on Aug. 10 on several Indiana pro-life laws, including those that required physicians to examine patients in person before performing abortions and that mandated that only physicians can administer first-trimester medication abortions. An  […]

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