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Lawsuit Fights NY Law Targeting Pro-Lifers

Several pro-life organizations announced Monday that they are filing a lawsuit against New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing a new law they say will force them to employ workers who oppose their religious values and pro-life mission. Senate Bill S660 forbids employers from engaging in  […]

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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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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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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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New Georgia, Tennessee Laws Face Challenges

Attorneys representing two Southern states with restrictive abortion laws faced federal judges in court cases that could reverse recent gains made by pro-life advocates. In Georgia, lawyers representing the state argued before U.S. District Judge Steve Jones in Atlanta that Georgia’s ban on  […]

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Group Backs FDA Ban on Online Abortion Pill Sales

A national pro-life organization says it supports the Food & Drug Administration's ban on online abortion pill sales following a lawsuit filed by an abortionist whose best known for her Women on Waves abortion ship. Abortionist Rebecca Gomperts, who's a registered physician in Austria, and  […]

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Medical Groups Back NC 20-Week Limit

Four non-profit medical groups have filed a brief with a federal appeals court in support of a 20-week abortion limit in North Carolina. The state of North Carolina has "legitimate interests in regulating and limiting the practice of abortion," the brief said. "These important  […]

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Pro-Life Group to Fight 'Fake' Claim

The anti-abortion group Live Action is considering its legal options after one of the group's key statements was labeled “false” by a fact-checking organization that works with Facebook. Live Action President Lila Rose told Fox News that a statement in two videos posted by her group that abortion is  […]

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