Legislation

Massachusetts Bill Would 'Enshrine the Right to Abortion'

If successful, the amendment would enshrine the right to abortion in state law as well as expand access to abortions after 24 weeks in cases of fatal fetal anomalies — not just when necessary to save a woman's life. It would also no longer require women under age 18 to gain permission from a parent  […]

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Jackson MS Repeals 'Buffer Zone' Ordinance

One year after the Mississippi Justice Institute filed a lawsuit against the city of Jackson, the city council has repealed their buffer zone ordinance that restricted free speech around abortion clinics. Last October, MJI and members of Sidewalk Advocates for Life – Jackson, Mississippi launched a  […]

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Florida Group Proposes Abortion Restrictions

Indian River County pro-life advocates want tighter restrictions on abortion centers. Under their proposal, a doctor who performs a late-term abortion could be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor. The group is asking the County Commission to approve a countywide law prohibiting abortions  […]

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House Dems Plan to Repeal Hyde Amendment

For more than 40 years, Democrats and Republicans have stuck to a compromise on abortion: No government money would be used to pay for ending pregnancies. Now, top House Democrats say they plan to challenge that status quo. Beginning next year, Democratic leaders in the House no longer will back the  […]

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Louisville Council Rejects 'Buffer Zone'

The Louisville Metro Council rejected an ordinance that would have allowed health care facilities, including abortion clinics, to create a "buffer zone" outside the entrances to their facilities. The legislation, proposed this year after years of advocacy work by activists including the  […]

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Nebraska Bill Bans D&E Abortions

LB 814 bans what is known as dismemberment abortions, or D and E, a method used in the second trimester. Opponents argue the bill will limit doctors when it comes to options for women. While some other state's bans have been ruled unconstitutional, state senator Mike Hilgers says this bill is  […]

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Louisville Council Debates Buffer Zone

After repeated calls from advocates over several years, Louisville Metro Council is poised to debate legislation allowing health care facilities to create "buffer zones" outside their entrances to preserve access to services — and provide protection from COVID-19. EMW Women's Surgical  […]

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Marshall Introduces Abortion Restriction Bill

Congressman Roger Marshall says he has introduced the Abortion Provider Loan Elimination Act, which prohibits abortion providers from receiving funds through the COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program and initiates an investigation into how Planned Parenthood received $80 million through the program  […]

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Texas City Becomes Sanctuary for the Unborn

With three city council members voting in approval and two others abstaining, the town of East Mountain passed an ordinance declaring itself a "sanctuary city for the unborn." Located in East Texas near Longview, the small town joins a dozen others in the Lone Star State to have an  […]

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Tennessee Passes Heartbeat Bill

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced that he will sign a bill banning abortions at the detection of a heartbeat, which is around six weeks into the pregnancy. The state's Legislature passed the abortion bill backed by the Republican governor and opposed by Democrats as budget negotiations stalled.  […]

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