Legislation

Arkansas Abortion Ban Makes No Exception for Rape, Incest

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law legislation banning nearly all abortions in the state, a sweeping measure that supporters hope will force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its landmark Roe v. Wade decision but opponents vow to block before it takes effect later this year. The Republican  […]

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Idaho House Votes to Defund Abortion Providers

The Idaho House of Representatives passed a bill to bar public funding for abortion providers for any purposes, along with entities affiliated with them. Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Skaug, R-Nampa, HB 220 would halt all public funding, from all levels of government, to Planned Parenthood or any other  […]

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Montana Senate Passes 'Born Alive' Bill

On a party-line vote with Republican support, the Senate gave initial approval to a bill that would create the "Born-Alive Infant Protection Act." The bill would require health care providers to take "all medically appropriate and reasonable actions to preserve the life and  […]

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Oklahoma Committee Advances Heartbeat Bill

Pro-life supporters in Oklahoma saw another anti-abortion bill pass committee. House Bill 2441 passed the House States Right Committee with a vote of 5-1. This bill would stop abortions from being performed once a heartbeat is detected. "This bill is about protecting the most vulnerable – the  […]

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Kentucky House Advances Amendment on Abortion

The House passed a proposed constitutional amendment by a wide margin Thursday to declare there is no right to an abortion in Kentucky, the second consecutive year the chamber passed the legislation. House Bill 91, sponsored by Rep. Joe Fischer, R-Ft. Thomas, passed by a 76-20 vote, a slightly  […]

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Governor Signs South Dakota 'Born Alive' Law

A bill that would require doctors to give babies who are delivered out of attempted abortion the same care they would to babies born in other ways was signed into law. House Bill 1051 would require doctors to provide medical care to babies born out of abortions and could penalize them for failing to  […]

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Arkansas Senate Passes Abortion Ban

A bill that would ban nearly all abortions in Arkansas advanced through the Senate. The Arkansas Unborn Child Protection Act will ban abortions unless it's to save a mother's life. Despite the emotional debate to include exceptions for rape and incest victims, Arkansas senators passed this pro-life,  […]

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North Dakota House Rejects Abortion Ban

The North Dakota House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would have made performing an abortion legally akin to murdering an unborn child. Under House Bill 1313, someone found to have performed an abortion, other than to save the life of the mother, would have been guilty of a  […]

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South Carolina Passes 'Heartbeat' Bill

The South Carolina House overwhelmingly passed a bill banning nearly all abortions, following the lead of other states with similar measures that would go into effect if the U.S. Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade. The bill faces a final procedural vote in the House on Thursday that is  […]

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South Dakota Downs Syndrome Bill Advances

A bill introduced by the Governor's Office to ban abortions based on the diagnosis of Down syndrome is moving forward after advocates from around the country testified in support of the bill. House Bill 1110 would criminalize those who conduct abortions they know are requested because the unborn  […]

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