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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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Planned Parenthood Whistleblower Wins Case

Mayra Rodriguez thought she was helping women when she reported problems at the Planned Parenthood Arizona facilities she ran. Her supervisors didn’t see it that way and fired her in 2017. Rodriguez filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination, and last week, a jury awarded her $3 million in damages.  […]

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Ohio Abortion Mill Loses Court Battle

The Ohio Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the Dayton area’s lone abortion clinic in its fight to stay open. Women’s Med wanted the state’s top court to reverse a ruling from two lower courts that upheld the Ohio Department of Health’s order for the clinic to close. The state said  […]

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Judgette Blocks Down Syndrome Abortion Ban

A federal judge this week blocked three Arkansas pro-life laws from going into effect, including one that would ban abortions targeting unborn babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday blocking three laws: Act 493, which bans  […]

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Kansas Constitution Provides Abortion 'Rights,' Court Rules

The Kansas Supreme Court blocked a law that would have banned the most commonly used procedure for second-trimester abortions, arguing that the state Constitution protected the right of women to "decide whether to continue a pregnancy." The court sided in a 6-1 majority with the plaintiffs in the case, two physicians who performed the procedure, in a sweeping ruling that opens the door for abortion rights activists to challenge a series of other restrictions that the state's Republican-controlled Legislature has enacted. Read more...

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Supreme Court Turns Down Pro-Life Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid by pro-life activists to narrow a Planned Parenthood lawsuit accusing them of illegally recording video of abortion providers to try to falsely show the illicit sale of aborted fetal tissue for profit. The justices declined to hear an appeal by the activists of a lower court's refusal to toss out fraud, invasion of privacy and other claims under California law made in the civil lawsuit by Planned Parenthood, a women's healthcare and abortion provider. Activist David Daleiden and his group, the Center for Medical Progress, had argued they were exercising their right to free speech under the U.S. Constitution in surreptitiously making the recordings. Read more...

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Judge Strikes Down NC 20-Weeks Law

A federal judge has struck down North Carolina's long-standing ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, ruling that such an arbitrary timeline could deprive a woman of her constitutional right to end a pregnancy before her fetus could viably live on its own outside the womb. U.S. District Judge William Osteen Jr. immediately stayed his ruling for 60 days to give state lawmakers a chance to appeal his ruling or pass new legislation regarding abortions. Read more...

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Pro-Lifers Attack New Huntsville Rule

Two pro-life advocates have filed a lawsuit against the city of Huntsville claiming a violation of their rights to free speech. Hannah Ford, from Personhood Alabama, said James and Carol Henderson have stood outside Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives for years to “legally advocated for life.” The couple applies for a special events permit every six months so that they may “sidewalk counsel” women seeking abortions outside the clinic, the lawsuit states. In 2017 new language was added to the permit restricting the volume levels the couple were allowed to engage in. Read More

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