Politics

Mississippi Governor Cancels Abortions During Crisis

Gov. Tate Reeves promised to take action against the state's lone abortion clinic if it continues to provide abortions during the coronavirus pandemic. Reeves has worked for years to limit and end abortion in Mississippi. He told reporters at a press conference that he considers abortion an elective  […]

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Coronavirus Stops Abortions in Texas

Citing the need to preserve health care capacity for COVID-19 patients, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that abortions should not be performed unless the mother's life is in danger. The warning comes one day after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered health care facilities and professionals to postpone  […]

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Schumer Threatens Court Justices

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday warned Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh that they will "pay the price" if they take a position he disagrees with in deciding a case that addresses the credentials required for doctors who perform abortions. "I  […]

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Kansas Pro-Life Amendment Fails

An effort to place a referendum on the Kansas ballot clarifying that abortion is not a constitutional right fell four votes short of the support needed in the House of Representatives. If it had been approved, the proposed referendum would have asked voters throughout the state in August if they  […]

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Texas Pro-Lifers Take Battle to City Councils

Fed up with the government, Mark Lee Dickson decided to campaign throughout East Texas and beyond, seeking out city councils and county commissioner's courts willing to consider passing an ordinance banning abortion with town limits. So far, he's found success in several small cities and towns in  […]

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Budget Agreement a Huge Pro-Life Win

President Trump and congressional leaders reached a sweeping bipartisan budget. The budget, which awaits congressional approval, does offer an important victory: It protects the Hyde Amendment and strips abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood, of federal Title X funding. The budget shows Trump  […]

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Biden's Health-Care Plan Is Pro-Abortion

Former vice president Joe Biden's health-care plan, which would expand the Affordable Care Act by adding a public option. This distinguishes Biden from the field of politicians vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, as most primary candidates have endorsed some form of "Medicare for  […]

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Gillibrand Maliciously Misrepresents Pro-Life Views

Opposing abortion, by definition, is a form of bigotry, according to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. And this bigotry comes from religion. And religion can’t be the basis for law. Therefore, in Gillibrand’s view, pro-life people are not only wrong; they are bigoted theocrats who threaten democracy.  […]

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Tennessee Pastors Sign Letter Supporting Abortion

A group of Tennessee faith leaders publicly declared their support for abortion on demand in a letter urging pro-life Gov. Bill Lee to oppose heartbeat legislation. More than 150 religious leaders signed the letter calling for abortions to be kept legal and easily accessible in Tennessee. This spring, state lawmakers have been considering several pro-life measures, including a bill to ban abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable and another to ban abortions completely once Roe v. Wade is overturned. Read more...

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Iowa Governorette Wimps Out on Heartbeat Appeal

In a reversal from her vow last year, Iowa’s Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Monday she would not be appealing a ruling that struck down the state’s contentious heartbeat abortion ban to the Iowa Supreme Court. Last May, Reynolds signed into law a bill that would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected (starting between 6-8 weeks), with exceptions for rape, incest, fetal abnormalities, and threats to a mother’s life. Planned Parenthood immediately moved to challenge it in court, while pro-life activist Rebecca Kiessling launched her own challenge to get the law’s exceptions removed. Read More

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