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Appeals Court Upholds Defunding Planned Parenthood

A federal appeals court ruled that Texas and Louisiana can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood clinics, reversing earlier decisions stemming from legal battles over abortion. The decision by the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reverses an earlier ruling by a three-judge  […]

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Court Rules Tennessee Can Enforce Selective Abortion Ban

A Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Tennessee can protect more vulnerable children by enforcing its ban on abortions specifically because the unborn baby has Down syndrome or based on its race or sex. After Tennessee approved the bill, abortion activists immediately took it to court. The law  […]

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Amy Coney Barrett's Judicial Abortion Record

Amy Coney Barrett, Mr. Trump's Supreme Court nomination, meets the president's unprecedented anti-abortion rights litmus test. The federal judge has referred to abortion as "always immoral" and offers something a former top candidate, Barbara Lagoa, doesn't: A clear anti-abortion rights  […]

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TN City Settles Abortion Zoning Lawsuit

The Mt. Juliet Board of Commissioners agreed to pay out $225,000 in a settlement with local abortion clinic Carafem during its latest meeting, ending a legal battle dating back to December 2019. Commissioners previously repealed an ordinance that effectively banned surgical abortions in the city  […]

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City of Austin Sued for Funding Abortions

Three citizens joined pro-life group Texas Values in filing a lawsuit against the City of Austin for passing a budget that provides $250,000 to provide travel and other aid to women seeking abortions. Texas Values President Jonathan Saenz framed the issue as a case of money misuse. "Local  […]

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Judge Blocks New Tennessee Abortion Restrictions

A federal judge halted the roll out of a controversial abortion law in Tennessee less than an hour after Gov. Bill Lee signed it into law. Lee signed the state's wide-ranging abortion ban into law — legislation that will enact some of the nation's most restrictive abortion regulations. He signed the  […]

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Judge Okays Abortion Pills Without Doctor Visit

A federal judge agreed to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland concluded that the "in-person requirements" for patients seeking medication  […]

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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  […]

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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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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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