Legislation

Despite Progress, SC Pro-Lifers Want More

It's an odd moment for the anti-abortion movement in South Carolina. Not only is their agenda momentarily stalled in the Legislature, talk of abortion restrictions barely registered during this year's first-in-the-South GOP presidential primary. In contrast to prior years, neither leading candidate  […]

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South Dakota 'Med Ed' Bill to Clarify Abortion Misinformation

The South Dakota Senate has approved a first-in-the-nation bill designed to inform doctors and medical professionals about the treatments available to pregnant women experiencing health-threatening or life-threatening conditions under abortion restrictions passed at the state level amid what  […]

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Republicans Urge Repeal of 'Weaponized' FACE Act Due to Bias

Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy and 25 House Republicans introduced a resolution to repeal the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, a law that has been used extensively by the Biden administration to penalize pro-life activists. Passed in 1994, the FACE Act imposes criminal penalties on  […]

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Abortion Petitions in Missouri Draw Heat From Both Sides

Six initiative petitions filed last week seeking to add rape and incest exceptions to Missouri's abortion ban are facing pushback from both sides of the issue, pilloried as either an anti-abortion wolf in sheep's clothing or a clandestine push to allow abortion on demand. Filed by Republican  […]

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Iowa Republicans Push Through 6-Week Abortion Restriction

Republican Iowa lawmakers pushed through a six-week abortion restriction during a special session, setting up a legal battle with pro-abortion groups in the state. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds called legislators back for a special session and the state House and Senate passed legislation which bans most  […]

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Montana Governor Signs Multiple Anti-Abortion Measures

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) signed five pieces of legislation as part of a package to implement additional abortion restrictions in the state. The governor's office said that the package builds on "historic progress" in 2021 to "advance pro-life measures." The most  […]

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North Dakota Governor Signs 6-Week Abortion Ban

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed an abortion ban at six weeks of pregnancy — even in cases of rape or incest — into law. "This bill clarifies and refines existing state law ... and reaffirms North Dakota as a pro-life state," Burgum, a Republican, said in a statement. The law, one of  […]

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Ron DeSantis Signs Florida's Six-Week Abortion Law

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., caused a flurry of both joyous and distraught reactions by signing a bill to ban abortions in his state after six weeks of pregnancy. DeSantis announced that he signed SB 300, dubbed the "Heartbeat Protection Act." Passed to his desk by the Republican-majority  […]

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Idaho Law Could Criminalize Helping Minors Get Abortions

Idaho lawmakers are considering making it illegal for an adult to help a minor procure an abortion without parental consent. The measure would create a new crime of "abortion trafficking," barring adults from obtaining abortion pills for a minor and "recruiting, harboring, or  […]

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Utah Advances Legislation to Ban Clinics That Offer Only Abortion

The Utah House of Representatives passed some of the strongest pro-life legislation advanced since the reversal of Roe v. Wade. If passed by the state's Senate and signed into law, the measures effectively would shut down abortion clinics that only offer abortion and would also help victims of rape  […]

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Some Pro-Lifers Say Proposed Kentucky Bill Goes Too Far

Some key pro-life supporters said they oppose a bill in the Kentucky House of Representatives that would allow women who have an abortion to be prosecuted. First-term state Rep. Emily Callaway, R-Louisville, filed House Bill 300 in the General Assembly. It would allow prosecutors to file homicide  […]

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Iowa Lawmakers Announce Bill to Ban All Abortions

Iowa anti-abortion groups and some Republican lawmakers are starting the push for a "life at conception" bill that would ban all abortion in Iowa. Maggie DeWitte, who heads the Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders, announced the effort Monday at a Prayer for Life anti-abortion rally at the  […]

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Minnesota's New Abortion Law 'The Worst Kind of Barbarism'

Winona-Rochester Bishop Robert Barron called a newly passed Minnesota abortion bill that enshrines abortion rights into law "the worst kind of barbarism." The bill, titled the Protect Reproductive Options (PRO) Act, enshrines a constitutional right to "reproductive freedom,"  […]

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House Passes First Anti-Abortion Bill Post Roe Decision

House Republicans used their new majority to push through a largely symbolic bill that would require health care providers to provide care to infants born after an attempted abortion. The main difference between the 2002 law and the most current one — the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act  […]

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Pro-Life Laws Are Saving Thousands of Lives Across the Country

According to a study from the pro-abortion WeCount coalition, the answer is "yes," with the number of abortions nationwide falling by 10,000 in the first two months after the Dobbs decision. Ten thousand lives saved is cause for celebration, although you might not guess that from the  […]

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South Carolina Lawmakers Fail to Pass Stricter Abortion Laws

Abortion laws in South Carolina almost certainly won’t get more restrictive, after Republicans in the General Assembly could not agree on a total ban on the procedure during a special legislative session. South Carolina was for decades at the forefront of more restrictive abortion laws that  […]

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