Indiana's Ultrasound Law Goes Into Effect

After years of court battles, that went as high as the US Supreme Court, an Indiana law signed by then Governor Mike Pence in 2016 is now in effect. The law requires that women getting an abortion have an ultrasound at least 18 hours before. "When women see that there is a human being living  […]

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NPR Laments the Pending Death of Roe vs. Wade

Some appeals in the lower courts have remained undecided for as many as 2 1/2 years, suggesting that some conservative-dominated lower courts are slow-walking cases in hopes of a dramatic change in abortion rulings from the Supreme Court. Among the restrictions involved in these cases are bans on  […]

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2020's Leading Cause of Death: Abortion

Abortion was once again the number-one cause of death globally in 2020, with a record 42.7 million unborn babies killed in the womb, according to data provided by Worldometer. As of December 31, 2020, there were 42.7 million abortions performed in the course of the year, Worldometer revealed, while  […]

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Ohio Requires Burial or Cremation of Aborted Babies

What started with then-Attorney General Mike DeWine's 2015 investigation into Planned Parenthood ended with the Republican governor signing a bill that requires fetal remains be buried or cremated. Senate Bill 27 requires any aborted zygote, blastocyte, embryo or fetus to be buried or cremated. Any  […]

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Massachusetts Views Expanding Abortion Access

Lawmakers are on the verge of expanding access to abortion in Massachusetts over objections from Gov. Charlie Baker about sections of their proposal involving minors seeking the procedure and abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy. With most House Democrats banding together, the House voted 107-46 on  […]

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Vote to Kill More Babies

Both the state Senate and House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected Gov. Charlie Baker’s amendment to abortion rights legislation included in the budget this week, in a move cheered by local abortion rights supporters. The abortion provisions, based on proposed abortion rights legislation  […]

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Trump Withholds California's Funding Over Abortion Issue

The Trump administration said that it would withhold $200 million in federal health care funding from California because the state requires that insurance providers cover abortions, escalating a highly politicized battle. Earlier this year, the administration warned California that it could lose  […]

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Ohio Bans Abortion Pills Via Telemedicine

Senate Bill 260 passed the Ohio House 54-30 after Republicans blocked debate. If signed by the governor, it would ban the use of telemedicine for medication abortions by requiring physicians to be physically present when both pills are taken. Doctors who violate the law could face felony charges.  […]

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DeLauro Wants to Repeal Hyde Amendment

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro promised "this is the last year" House spending bills will block federal funds from being used to pay for abortion in a hearing as she prepares to take leadership over all federal spending in January. DeLauro, D-3, has previously stated that she wants to repeal the  […]

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Texas Senate Panel Weighs Banning Abortion

With the Texas Legislature set to convene in five weeks, an influential Senate committee met to preview an aggressive agenda of bills designed to outlaw, or at least severely limit, abortion in Texas. The Senate State Affairs Committee, the first stop of abortion-related legislation, can expect to  […]

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