Legislation

Study: Waiting Period Decreases Abortion Rate

A Tennessee law that requires women to wait 48 hours before receiving an abortion decreased the abortion rate in the state while increasing the cost of the procedure, according to a new study. The law, passed in 2015, requires women to receive pre-abortion counseling 48 hours prior to the abortion.  […]

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San Francisco Expands Travel Ban to Pro-Life States

San Francisco expanded its city-funded travel and contracting bans to 22 states with pro-life laws. The 22 states include Texas, Massachusetts, and Florida. The move marks the expansion of an ordinance enacted in August that prohibited city-funded travel "to states that have enacted laws that  […]

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Kansas Considers Referendum on Abortion

The Kansas legislature is attempting to force a statewide referendum on abortion after the state's Supreme Court declared it a constitutional right, striking down pro-life legislation earlier this year. In April, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that the state constiution included a fundamental right  […]

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Kentucky Governor Signs 'Heartbeat' Bill

Kentucky has moved to ban abortions once the heartbeat of an unborn baby is detected, which is usually around six weeks into a pregnancy. Governor Matt Bevin ceremonially signed Senate Bill 9 into law, along with three other bills that focus on different pro-life objectives. Bevin declared that he  […]

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Arkansas City Votes Itself a 'Pro-Life City'

Springdale, Arkansas city council members vote to declare their city a "Pro-Life City." City council members approved the proposal with a 6-1 vote during a packed meeting. This move comes after Planned Parenthood in Fayetteville closed its doors. The Springdale mayor says this doesn't  […]

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U.S. More Divided Than Ever on Abortion

While state after state is choosing life, other states are choosing death, even allowing for things as barbaric as partial-birth abortion, along with refusing to guarantee medical care for babies who survive abortions. Surely these grotesque and obscene bills will ultimately be overturned. Surely  […]

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Charleston WV Votes to Restrict Free Speech

The West Virginia state capital has a new ordinance that makes it harder for pro-lifers to counsel women going into abortion facilities. The Charleston City Council voted 21-5 in favor of the ordinance, despite concerns about it violating pro-life advocates' freedom of speech. City council members  […]

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Illinois Pushes 'Any Time, Any Reason' Bill

Lawmakers in Illinois have advanced what could be the nation's most liberal abortion law. Supporters say the measure is necessary to counter other states' actions to restrict abortion and the threat to overturn Roe v. Wade – the Supreme Court ruling that created abortion rights. Illinois state House  […]

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Alabama Ban Sets Up Legal Showdown

Pro-life lawmakers in Alabama lit a national firestorm this week by approving a near-total ban on abortion and imposing harsh penalties on doctors who perform the procedure. But supporters of the legislation do not expect it to take effect without a fight -- and that's by design. The bill, known as  […]

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Georgia Governor Signs Heartbeat Bill

Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed into law a “heartbeat bill,” which prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually about six weeks into pregnancy. The state legislature passed the bill in late March and it has been awaiting Kemp’s signature, though he assured Republicans and  […]

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